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Hi everybody!

When I saw first reviews of The Berry Collection from Sleek I knew I had to buy it! It went on sale on 23 November and I picked it up straight away :) The gift set costs £9.99 but if you have some Superdrug receipt, complete their online survey and you'll get 25% off Sleek products. You can also get it at

What Sleek says: "Sleek MakeUP’s gift to you this party season is the limited edition Berry collection! Get berrylicious this Christmas with this three piece collection featuring rich, sultry berry tones. Add a flush of warmth to your cheeks with Fenberry blush, for the perfect wash of crimson rose. Flattering festive eyes will be yours with, Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, a deep burgundy chunky liner that is easily smudged for a cloud of berry-hued smokiness around the eye. Finally finish the look with True Colour lipstick in Cranberry, a matte mulled wine toned shade that will add a kick of spiciness to your party look!"

Kohl Pencil in Mossberry - the pencil is quite hard but I hope it is only the first top bit and then it will be better. The colour is in my opinion more suitable for lips than eyes but I'll give it a chance :)

True Colour lipstick in Cranberry is very nicely pigmented. it is quite dry but on the other hand it didn't 'bleed' on me and had nice rich matte colour. If it's too dark for you, just lightly dab it on you lips and spread the light colour wwith your finger. I like the colour, it reminds me Estee Lauder in Sarong or Mac Rebel.

Fenberry blush is very nicely pigmented it looks to me like it will be good for contouring or just adding a little colour to my cheeks. I had a little problem to get into the packaging, I had to use my nails to open it which I hate :-/ I have the same problem with Illamasqua packaging.

Swatches L-R: lipstick in Cranberry, Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, Fenberry blush
I find the swatches quite colour accurate in comparison with the pictures above.

Lightly stained lips with the lipstick

Fully coloured lips (excuse my chappy lips)

Hi girls :)
I'm a little bit late with this Fall collection  as it had to travel to me from Dr.'s Remedy to a lovely Karen from Frazzle and Aniploish and then finally to me. I will also show you the Jolly & Joy Holiday collection next. 
This is the first time I've tried Dr.'s Remedy  polishes and some of you might not know this brand too so here is some basic info about the polishes:
"Dr.'s Remedy is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypoallergenic ingredients. Dr.'s REMEDY is the most unique nail polish on the market, created by two doctors who truly care. Once you experience the high quality of this enriched polish, you'll be happy you switched to a healthier alternative."

Sounds good, huh? But is the formula good as the company's description? I was very sceptical at first because I've never heard of the polishes before but I was more than pleasantly surprised! I like the simple bottles with smooth matte lid. Well let's have a look at the Fall Fever collection:

DEFENSE Deep Red -a rich bordeaux jelly. Very nicely pigmented jelly polish, this is only two coats! I had no problems with application, it was smooth, not runny, not thick (for example BB Couture Erotic Night is similar but application is patchy and horrible). Dr.'s Remedy describes this colour as with matte finish but mine is nice and shiny which I like better. I could mattify it anytime with topcoat ;) The only drawback was that polish coloured lightly my cuticles and nails (but really only lightly for a day).

NOBLE Navy - dark navy blue cream. Amazing pigmentation - this is just one coat!!! The colour is shiny, was easy to apply and didn't stain my nails. There's not much more to say, this is a great one!

BALANCE Brick - dusty pinkish red creme. Pigmentation is again good, I've used two coats but one was almost enough. Second coat added nice depth to the colour. It dries fast and removal was without any problems.

I'm impressed...I really didn't expect such a great formula! For example the NOBLE Navy has a tad better formula than OPI and that's something. I dare to say the rest is comparable to OPI. The brush is good too, I had no problems with it. Overall the pigmentation and formula is excellent!
Polishes retail for $17 at, right know I can see there some polishes on offer for $14.
*These polishes were provided to me by PR company. I've expressed my honest opinion.