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Return of the blog?

It has been a hot minute since I uploaded this blog. Like seriously, freakin ages.

But I’m back! I think.

I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to upload all the time, but I do want a more creative outlet now I’m working full time.

So here’s to potentially more frequent uploads.

They also won’t be strictly fashion and beauty related either. I have a boatload of exciting things I want to talk about (mainly gardening – I really like gardening now); and everyone in my real life is sick of hearing me talk about them..

So see you soon and lots and lots of love. Please tweet me or Instagram me to say hi again because I have missed everyone!

xoxoxoxoxo

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New Brushes

Guys….. 

I am so excited about this. Finally FINALLY THERE IS A FAN BRUSH FOR MY KINDA PRICES! 

  
I saw on MUA’s Instagram that they released new brushes, and obviously had to have a look. And there is a fan brush!!! And it’s only 3 pounds!!!!!! 

I also picked up the concealer brush, which is such a lovely size and slightly flat so perfect for patting out and blending.

   

These babies are so soft it’s almost unreasonable, and if I wasn’t sitting in my pjs having a duvet day with friends you know they already would be on my face. In a non weird way. 

Do yourself and your bank balance a favour, and go and have a look.
Much love

Xoxo

The Holiday – Travel Style

Hi guys!
After a couple of pretty manic days, I’m finally off on holiday! I have been a bit absent from WordPress in the past week and I do apologise! I’m hoping to post holiday updates as I will have wifi, but won’t be able to reply to comments or view other people’s posts as often as I do, which I am very sorry about! 
But anyway, for these holiday posts I’m thinking of doing a sort of outfit diary/general day summary too.
Today we drove to our halfway point in France and tomorrow we’re finishing it off, so these outfits aren’t gonna be very exciting! The B&B we are staying at however is adorable, there’s a courtyard with a cat, which is all I need to be happy. It’s also really really hot, which for a poor pasty British person like myself is a bit of a shock after months of drizzle! Can’t wait to get to the house tomorrow and jump in a pool. 

    
 Anyway, here’s what I wear whenever I travel pretty much anyway. These harem pants are super light and really comfy, which is just what you want. 
And I’ve already found a Sephora so that’s off to a good start! 
Hope you’re all well,
Much love

Xoxo

Room Tour!

Hey guys!

So in one of my last posts, I asked if you wanted to see a room tour as I’m now all moved in, and a couple of people said yes, so here you go!

Continue reading “Room Tour!”

Awards!

Hello!

So I have been nominated by Girl Loves Makeupfor 3 (!!) awards! Thanks so much for the nomination, everyone go and have a look at her blog and read her responses! 

The awards and rules are:

  1. The Premio Dardos Award

Thank the giver and link their blog to your post

Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know they have been nominated

2. Versatile Blogger Award

Acknowledge the person who nominated you by thanking them and linking to their blog

Share 10 interesting facts about yourself

Nominate 10 more bloggers

And finally,

3. The Beauty Blogger Award

State the name of the blogger that nominated you.

Answer the questions you were given.

Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.

Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

Let the bloggers know that you nominated them.

So without further ado,

My top 10 random facts about myself:

  1. I play the oboe to a grade 7 level.
  2. I’m currently working on a summer research project sponsored by my university.
  3. As well as my degree I also cheerlead and am a member of the theatre society.
  4. I am obsessed with cats.
  5. Also obsessed with stationery. As part of my research I stumbled across a translation of Abbasid court etiquette from c.1000 A.D. and it had about a page and a half on the correct courtly stationery. I nearly squealed in the library.
  6. I hope to get onto a Masters degree course which would include me learning Arabic!
  7. I met all of my housemates through cheerleading, so we call ourselves the ‘Chouse’. (Cheer house)
  8. We have seriously considered starting up a YouTube channel about the Chouse hahaha.
  9. I cried at the gym a few weeks ago because the new Avicii video came on with the old people and I thought it was so sad.
  10. I cackle when I laugh.

And the questions I’ve been asked are:

  1. Favorite skincare product

Probably moisturiser, because I’m so dry all the time, so my intense one from laRoche Posay, which I’ve currently run out of 😦

  1. If you could have your own makeup brand, what’s the first product you’d come up with?

I don’t think I’d want my own brand entirely, I’d prefer to collab with one already! But it would probably be lipsticks, and they’d definitely be cheap! Or skincare, but does that count as makeup?

  1. Do you have a favorite makeup artist or beauty guru? If so, who?

Ania Milczarczyk. She is AMAZING. Go and check out her instagram right now because she is goals goals goals. I also love Chloe Morello on YouTube, she seems like the coolest person you’d want to have a drink with.

  1. What was the main reason you started a blog?

So I could write and read more reviews on products. Also because none of my friends really like talking in detail about makeup products, so I had to get all the excitement out!

  1. If you could only use two makeup products for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Concealer and lipbalm.

  1. Black nail polish: Yay or no?

Yay all the way

  1. What’s your go to shade for a my-lips-but-better (MLBB) look?

Makeup Revolution’s ‘Treat’, or Topshop’s ‘Beatnik’.

  1. What is one palette you’d recommend to everyone?

MAKEUP REVOLUTION AFFIRMATION! BUY IT!

  1. If you could get a lifetime supply of any one product for free, what would it be?

Ugh this is hard. Are we talking one specific product or just general product? Because if I could get unlimited free lipsticks in whatever shades I wanted then definitely that. Or if not, then probably moisturiser. Seriously, I am so flaky.

  1. Your favourite site or page for online shopping

I’m not really a massive fan of online shopping because everything I own is from primark, but I do have a few dresses from prettylittlething.com.

I’m not going to nominate 10 people, but everyone who reads this you are nominted! Lets get everyone involved, and tag me in your posts or let me know that you’ve done one so I can see!

My questions to you are:

  1. How often do you wear makeup?
  2. What is your Holy Grail product?
  3. Unlimited clothes or unlimited makeup?
  4. Perfect skin or the perfect body?
  5. Brains or beauty?
  6. What is the one product you just can’t stop buying?
  7. Short or long nails?
  8. Do you retouch during the day or just leave it?
  9. What’s your worst beauty habit?
  10. Eyeliner or lipstick?

So there we go, everyone go crazy and answer! If you’ve already done one then feel free to go again!

Also, don’t forget my giveaway! It ends TONIGHT at midnight, so go and enter quickly!

Much love

xoxo

Giveaway!

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I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend! Last week I found out I had reached 100 followers, which I was so excited about! 

I know it’s not a lot in the grand scheme of things but for someone who started a blog just to ramble about her favourite products, it’s amazing to me that 100 people would also be interested! 

As a small token of gratitude I compiled a little box filled with some of my favourite products:

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Honey Bee bath ballistic

What beauty blogger giveaway is complete without a lush product? I mentioned in one of my earliest posts how obsessed I am with bees, and so of course I had to include something bee related! This is a very light honey scent, which isn’t sickly at all!

(random font size change and I don’t really know why… apologies!)

Organic Snail Gel Moisture Mask

It’s not as scary/gross as it sounds! Snail gel is big in Korean Skincare, and actually super good for you! I’m also a big mask obsessive!

Collection Extreme felt tip liner in Black

A new product that I am really enjoying, so I wanted to share it with you! This makes those cat eye flicks so easy to apply.

Seventeen falsifye HD mascara

A holy grail product!

and lastly…

Maybelline color drama in 410 ‘fab orange’

One of my all time favourite lip products ever. See swatches and read my review here

So that’s what the winner will receive, now here’s how to enter!

I want to make it super simple, so all you need to do is:

1) make sure you’re following me! You can sign up through email at the bottom of the page, or click the ‘follow’ button at the top if you’re on wordpress.

2) comment and tag another blogger/friend who you think would be interested!

3) if you have a blog and want extra brownie points then reblog this on your page!

The winner will be found the old fashioned way – picked out of a hat!

**this giveaway closes on Sunday the 9th August, and the winner will be announced on Monday 10th!**

Once the winner has been chosen, I will get in contact to find your address and post it that week!

Good luck everyone, and thank you all so much for your support

SO much love!

xoxo

The haul – treatyoself! Lookbook

Hey guys!

This is the final instalment of my haul posts! Yay! If you haven’t already, check out parts 1, 2, and 3!

Items marked with an asterix were mine before, but without further ado, here are all the clothes I picked up on my summer shop!

(I am well aware that a lot of these really aren’t that summery but I live in England so its always best not to get ahead of oneself weather wise…)

Top - Primark Culottes - Primark (bought before but included in the summer sale) Shoes - H&M*
Top – Primark
Culottes – Primark (bought before but included in the summer sale)
Shoes – H&M*

Also I have the most annoying piece of hair in these photos so my deepest apologies if it gets on your nerves because it sure as hell got on mine!

Top - Primark Trousers - New Look Shoes - River Island
Top – Primark
Trousers – New Look
Shoes – River Island
Shirt - Forever21 Jeans - New Look
Shirt – Forever21
Jeans – New Look
Top - Primark Skirt - H&M
Top – Primark
Skirt – H&M
Top - Primark Trousers - Forever21
Top – Primark
Trousers – Forever21
Top - H&M Skirt - New Look*
Top – H&M
Skirt – New Look*

So there we have it! No more shopping for me for a while…

Honestly though how great is Primark. I’m sure you can tell that I am obsessed with that store. So cheap, so fashionable.

Hope you guys enjoyed these posts, and thanks so much for stopping by.

Much Love

xoxo

The Haul – treatyoself! Makeup Revolution pt 2

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Ahoy there! Time for part 2 of my crazy Makeup Revolution haul, and probably the favourite things I picked up – palettes!

I have wanted one of the blush palettes for ages, so I grabbed this one in ‘Golden Sugar’. As I already have a blush that I love (Sleek’s Rose Gold), I wanted some more bronze-y ones that I could use for summer.

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Can we all just take a second to appreciate the beauty of this palette?

I almost don’t have words. The marbling of all the shimmer colours makes me feel things I honestly didn’t know makeup could make you feel.

Out of all the shades, the only one that doesn’t swatch so well is the dusky mauve shade. Unfortunately they don’t have names, but it’s the third one along on the top row!

First 4
First 4

Second 4
Second 4
For the rest of them, oh my goodness. The bronzer shades especially feel so velvety it’s almost as if they are a cream. They’re all, with the exception of the aforementioned one, really pigmented. I cannot wait to use the first one on the second row – it’s difficult to see in the swatch because this baby just melts into my skin, leaving the most subtle shimmer ever. Although the white one is stunning it’s a bit harsh as a highlight, so I’ll probably use this as an eyeshadow instead!

Next is the Affirmation Palette.

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I already have the matte palette, which I still love, but this one is just a whole other level of amazing. I think they’ve changed the formula for these, because they’re a lot softer than the mattes, which I thought were already creamy! Seriously, some of these shimmers are so pigmented they could be foils.

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Some of the shadows seem to have a teensy bit of fallout, more the matte shades than the shimmers, and the palette does not stay closed at all, so I’m a bit nervous about travelling with it!

1st Row
1st Row

2nd Row
2nd Row

3rd Row  (oh hey there toe)
3rd Row
(oh hey there toe)

4th Row
4th Row
However these shadows are amazing. Honestly, if you’re going to get anything I would recommend this. I really wish my photography skills were better so you could see how beautiful these swatches are in real life because I was so excited! Seriously, I was just making weird noises because I couldn’t articulate words.

I really don’t have much to say about it because I’m a bit speechless. They’re stunning. If you can, buy them. I can’t wait to wear them. Cool.

What do you all think?

Much Love xoxo

The Haul – treatyoself! Makeup Revolution pt. 1

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Hello again!

So, in my previous post I talked about my massive summer shop. Because it’s a bit large, (whoops) and I want to give proper attention to everything I got, I’ve divided it up into makeup I got on the day, makeup I ordered, and then a lookbook, which will be up after these! This is part 1 of the Makeup Revolution order, which will be about the lip products I got, and then part 2 will be on the 2 palettes I picked up! This way I can also give you all some mini reviews and first impressions without creating a 10 minute long post…

I ordered this a week ago, which to me seems such a long time to wait – I have been so so excited, staring out the window for the postman every day. It finally arrived about an hour or so ago and I have been jumping round like a loony trying everything on ahh! So here’s what I got:

First up I picked up the Amazing Lipliner in the shade ‘The One’. This is creamy and very neutral, I’m not sure if it may be a tad too yellow toned for me, but under the liquid lipstick I got I reckon it will be fab.

Then there’s the Lip Lava in the shade ‘Forgiven’. I have seen soooo many people compare these to the Too Faced liquid lipsticks. I don’t have one so I can’t say if they’re a dupe or not, but from what I’ve seen of the comparative swatches, they look pretty close colour wise!

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The packaging does look very similar to the Too Faced, and I love the applicator – it’s like a mini sponge and helps the lipstick glide on so nicely, as well as making sure there isn’t too much product!

Seriously though, why did I not pick up more? There are only 5 shades I think and I wish I’d bought the pale pink one too at the very least. I LOVE THESE. They are so moisturising, so pretty, and this shade is the perfect nude. It’s not too pale for me – I have really pigmented lips so I tend to stay away from pale nudes. Ugh I’m so in love. If I weren’t currently on a spending ban I’d pick them all up ASAP.

Forgiven
Forgiven

The only downside so far (I haven’t worn any of these lip products for a long period of time so I’m not sure how they wear), is that if I’m not careful in applying it I do get that line on the inside of my lip, so if you’re going to wear this out it definitely is one I’d recommend taking in your bag for touch-ups! However for me the creaminess and colour far outweigh any negative-ness that this brings!

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Next is the Liphug in ‘Let’s Raise the Bar’. I’ve already talked about how much I love these here, and the formula seems to be the same, so again I’m very happy with it! This one is a brighter orange-y pink, so perfect for summer. Because it’s a bit brighter than the pink/nude colours I have, I can’t swipe it on without a mirror, but I still love love love it. The only downside I’d say is that to cap does come off pretty easily – I would recommend popping this in a makeup bag instead of the bottom of your bag, so it doesn’t pick up on all the dirt and weird stuff that seems to accumulate in handbags…

Let's raise the bar It's got a much stronger orange undertone in real life that the camera isn't picking up!
Let’s raise the bar
It’s got a much stronger orange undertone in real life that the camera isn’t picking up!

Finally is the iconic Pro Lipstick in ‘Somewhere Out There’. The packaging is kind of a Mac dupe, but much larger and of course slightly less well made. They do however have the lip colour on the bottom, so if you picked up a whole lot of them (I wish I could do this), then you’d still easily be able to tell which one was which.

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This one is another orange shade, but the Iconic Pro’s are a new formula. Oh my god I love these, another one that I should have picked up more colours in! To say that they are creamy would be an understatement, these just glide on so well you barely feel them. Again, because of the bright colour care has to be taken – I’m glad I picked up an orange lipliner to go under this – but the end result is beyond worth the little bit of effort. I would highly recommend this, for 2.50 it works like a much more expensive product.

Somewhere Out There
Somewhere Out There

So that’s part 1 out the way, stay tuned for part 2 which will be up tomorrow!

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top to bottom:
Let’s raise the bar
Somewhere out there
Forgiven
The One

What are your favourite Makeup Revolution lip products?

Much Love

xoxo

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