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Little but lovely


I'm a sucker for anything in miniature form. Mini vegetables (Google baby aubergines), mini Magnums (the best ice-creams around.... Almond for me please) and now mini cosmetics. Clearly on my recent New York visit I was very inspired by the miniatures they had on offer. Minis, deluxe samples and travel sizes are a great way to try new products- I urge all of my readers to do it! It saves money and lets you see if you will REALLY use the product! 

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Too Faced is a brand I have recently been exploring and it's fast becoming one of my favourites. It is available in larger Boots stores. I picked up a little set when I was in the States called "Beauty Blogger Favourites" because it sounded like a great way to know the brand. The brand is all about natural, sexy makeup which is the look I would always steer towards. I have used Benefit Hoola Bronzer for years but the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer has quickly replaced that. It smells amazing (clue's in the name....), the medium/deep colour is perfect for my medium skin tone and it's the most natural bronzed colour. It makes for a really natural contour colour or an all over dusting on a pale day. 


MAC Strobe Cream
Strobe Cream is a product I loved as a teenager but at some point I stopped buying it. I couldn't remember why so when I was in SoHo, I picked up a mini, just incase I couldn't remember if it turned my face into a disco ball.....! I have used this religiously since I got it. Strobe Cream is a hybrid moisturiser/primer/illuminator and I think I'm truly in love with it. I've been using it below my foundation to give the perfectly dewey skin that everyone dreams of for the summer months. The full size Strobe Cream comes in at £24.50 and as a small bit goes a long way, it's well worth every penny. 


Evian Facial Spray
Damn Sephora and their clever marketing. I visited Sephora on a VERY warm day and the Evian Facial Spray Duo pack screamed "buy me". I've never been a facial spray fan but this is very light-weight. I've used it both pre and post makeup on my tired skin to help to pump up the moisture. I also love this on my no-makeup days as a wee "pick me up". It's definitely more of a little luxury but in the heat it quickly becomes an essential!

Let me know below if there are any mini products you've loved so much that you've invested in the full size!