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Summer Beauty Essentials

Today I wanted to share my favourite nail polishes and beauty products that I’ve been reaching for during the daytime. The polishes, of course, are all pink. You can definitely get away with more vibrant bright shades during the summer, so those are the colours I’ve been reaching for!

Below are my favourite shades, sometimes layered with one another or as a pedicure for a little more subtlety. These also happen to be drugstore brands; L.A Colors, Models Own, Barry M, Nails Inc, Milani. My favourite is probably the models own muted mauve shade as the application wand has a rounded tip so its easier to apply, and the formula is thick so you get a quicker, even application.

Below is a little flat-lay I put together, showing my go-to products. Left to right;

Victoria’s Secret Be Seduced body lotion
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Kylie Matte Lipstick in Candy K
Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir Eau de Toilette

These all happen to be small products, so they fit perfectly into a Celine Nano Tote. I usually stick to just three beauty products for top-ups, one always being for lips.

What do you guys bring with you?

xoxo

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Dior Makeup & Dupes

Happy New Year ladies! I hope you rang in the new year in style, and with lots and lots of champagne…or gin as I did. This year is all about stepping out of my comfort zone with products, and trying out new formulas and brands. I’ve been using quite a few amazing exfoliators daily and I’m really liking the results. Speaking of which, Soap and Glory have always been a favourite of mine and today I wanted to talk about a few body products I’ve been loving.

These are somewhat of a Dior dupe, as I’ve heard, and are drugstore so double bonus! I also have a little overview of an exciting purchase from Dior that I’ll be using for quite a few tutorials no doubt.

First up are these goodies – The Scrub of your life, Sugar Crush Body Wash and Hand Food

I haven’t tried these specific products before, and I don’t understand why after using them for a week straight. The scrub has a very distinct, rich scent which is also the same scent for the whole range including hand food. Miss Dior Cherie is the scent this is a great dupe for, and I actually own this perfume and can confirm the floral notes are quite similar. There is definitely a blend of rich and light florals such as rose, which smell very luxurious but also light and playful.

The lotions also last a while, and as the consistency is thick, your skin feels nicely coated even after it’s sunk in. My room also smells amazing, which is a sign that these products really do work. My skin honestly feels so smooth, and I love using a range from the same brand as you feel so pampered. The scrub is definitely intense and would get off even the most stubborn fake tan so be warned if you have skin issues as it is intended to really leave a smooth layer of skin.

This palette, the 5 Couleurs from Dior was a lovely Christmas gift and kind of unexpected. I don’t own anything by this brand except for perfume yet, so this is a lovely addition to my palettes and hopefully the first of many! This features a beautiful blend of gold, warm brown and smoky shades called ‘Golden Snow’. The RRP is £40 if not more, so this is definitely a special item to pick up as a gift rather than on a whim.

If you want an in depth review, let me know and I can show swatches etc. So far, I love how it looks and the collection itself offers a wide range of colours and the centre shade is apparently a primer so it would work well applied over the whole lid. This could be great for travel as you have all the shades you really need for day and night, plus a big mirror.

Let me know if you have tried any of these, and if you have any similar products to recommend, as like I said, 2017 should be an exciting year for experimenting with new shades and textures, out with the old and in with the new.

xoxo

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My Favourite Highlight Products

These are all drugstore items, so a major plus in my book!

I will start off by saying they are not my holy grail as I love trying new things every so often but they are amazing for their prices and the fact that they are not ‘luxury’ products.

Sleek Solstice Highlighter Palette
This is £9.99 so a little hefty for a single drugstore item, but the fact that you get four products in one makes up for that. They are very pigmented, so if you want to see this in action, most of my instagram and youtube tutorials feature this! You can mix and match, as one of them is a cream so it works over foundation or eyeshadows etc

Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Kit
I bought this quite a while ago, and this costs £8 in Superdrug. There are so many colour choices, it will work for any skintone and especially for highlighting. I use this for full coverage and dramatic looks but with a beauty blender it works for day to day. I would recommend using a primer as they are very creamy but other than that they are a great dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Exhale
This is again a great dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills, and retails for £5 but is on sale right now for £3.50! This is very pigmented but with a brush you get a very subtle effect and so you can build it up. This is good for daytime over the cheekbones and down the nose with a fan brush.

Have you tried any?

xoxo

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New Year Makeup Giveaway (UK)

I hope you guys are all feeling refreshed for the New Year, or at least curing your hangover!

I decided a little giveaway was overdue, especially on my blog which can be neglected with all the youtube editing and instagram madness!
Below you will see the items, all great bits, and the brands are all my favourites! The W7 palette in particular is an amazing Too Faced dupe.

You have all the essentials for an amazing, smokey look so whoever wins, hopefully you love creating different looks with these!

I opened this to show you guys the shades inside, but don’t worry everything will be nicely packaged to send off!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you have any questions message me on any social media, for product descriptions etc.

This is open to UK residents only this time, and it ends in 5 days. Make sure you have your parents’ permission if you are under the age of 16.

Good luck!

xoxo

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Maybelline Rocket Volume Express Mascara | Review

I’ve always been a big fan of Maybelline mascaras, they are a really good dupe for luxury brand mascaras as you will see below.

Maybelline Rocket Volume Express Mascara | Review

Today’s review is for the ‘Rocket’ range, their Volume Express mascara, which is probably my favourite. I remember years ago I had the Falsies mascara, and that worked really well but thank goodness I’ve been using lash growth products so now they are definitely more defined!

The mascara retails for £7.99 but I bought mine as part of 3 for 2. This is literally the only time I pick up new products I’ve never tried before.

My lashes look so long, and quite curled. Keep in mind I only used this product, so the separation and definition is all thanks to the wand.

I’m thinking of doing a video reviewing luxury and drugstore mascaras. Would you be interested?

xoxo

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