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Lippy Girl Vegocentric Vegan Lipstick in Hot Diggity Yam Review

Today I'm trying my first ever 100% natural, vegan lipstick from Lippy Girl now available at Botanical Brands. Lippy Girl believe in creating professional quality 'Vegocentric' cosmetics that are eco-friendly, cruelty-free, natural, organic, vegetarian and vegan-friendly. I was sent a beautiful shimmering nude/peachy shade called Hot Diggity Yam*.

Lippy Girl Vegocentric Vegan Lipstick in Hot Diggity Yam Review

The brand's cute, girly packaging and adorable set of shade names (such as Rose Posie, Son of a Brick and Fancy Pants) demonstrates that you can still establish a company with a serious message about the importance of ethically and responsibly sourced ingredients, whilst still having fun with makeup. The lipstick itself comes in a very sturdy, weighty aluminium black bullet in Lippy Girl's signature black and pink. 

Urban Decay Vice Cream Lipstick in Weirdo & 24/7 Lip Pencil in Native | Review & Swatches

As much as I love a MAC lippy (Creme Cup will forever be found in my handbag until the dawn of time), Urban Decay's Vice Collection is quickly becoming my new beauty obsession. With over 100 stunning shades, all beautifully packaged in a 'luxed-up' version of Urban Decay's original shotgun shell lipstick case, UD's largest ever lipstick launch includes both new shades and cult favourites. From dazzling metallic plums, intense reds, hot pinks, charcoal blacks, soft shimmering nudes and rich chocolaty browns, this collection has every shade you could ever dream of. There are also 50 perfectly matched 24/7 Glide-On lip Pencils available to prime, define and enhance your chosen Vice look.

Urban Decay Vice Cream Lipstick in Weirdo & 24/7 Lip Pencil in Native Review

The lipsticks are available in six different finishes; 17 metallized shades, 42 creams, 19 sheers, 5 sheer shimmers, 8 comfort mattes and 10 mega mattes which all feature Urban Decay's patented 'Pigment Infusion System' which promises "insane colour payoff"

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet Review

Caudalie is a French beauty brand that was founded in 1995 and has since become a leading pioneer in luxury skincare. Caudalie is committed to using formulas that contain natural ingredients, that respect the environment and are biodegradable, free from toxins such as parabens, SLS, mineral oils and phthalates, and are cruelty-free. Although this is the first time I have consistently used a Caudalie product for a significant amount of time, Caudalie is always a brand that I am delighted to receive a sample from in a beauty box or PR goody bag. In the past, I've tried samples of their Resveratrol Firming Serum, Vinoperfect Tinted Moisturiser and Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, and always been delighted by their texture, fragrance and initial effectiveness, and also a fan of their simple, yet chic packaging and style. I was delighted to be sent the Caudalie Paris Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet* from the UK's leading online organic skincare and beauty retailer Naturisimo, so I could finally discover if this prestigious skincare company lives up to the hype.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet Review

The Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is a hypoallergenic gel-cream that contains organic grapewater, chamomile and antioxidant polyphenol, which gives the cream natural and immediate calming properties suitable for sensitive skin. I've been using this cream for over a month now, applying every day and every night and I love how lightweight and soothing feels. The non-greasy formula absorbs into the skin quickly and creates the perfect base to apply my makeup. The creme-gel has a delicate fragrance of fresh flowers and works well on my combination skin; it hydrates my dry under eye area and cheeks, but also balances out my oily T-zone.

July's You Beauty Box with Illamasqua & Rimmel London | Unboxing & Review

Last month's You Beauty Box featured some big brands including Kiko, bareMinerals and Nails Inc (full review available here) and I'm happy to announce July's 'Jet Set Edit' shortlist is equally impressive. This month You Beauty are debuting their new membership options. Now both new and existing members have the option of three subscription packages; Bronze (the original £6.95 box which includes 2 samples from their monthly shortlist), Silver (priced at £8.95 with three products included) and Gold (the £10.95 package with four products). All subscriptions come with the same voucher codes, extra treats and free P&P just as before.

July's You Beauty Box with Illamasqua & Rimmel London | Unboxing & Review

I decided to stick with the Bronze package for now, however, if next month's shortlist keeps up the high standards of the previous two, I could be seriously tempted to upgrade. Let's take a look at July's shortlist...