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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer Vs Urban Decay Naked Concealer

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Both Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer and Nars Radiant Creamy concealer have become cult products within the beauty industry for different reasons and I thought I'd give a little summary on which I personally prefer and why. I love both and use them both regularly, I find that the UD one (£19) has a thinner, more lightweight feel to it while still being great at covering so I really like using this under the eyes. However, I do find that on me this one creases really badly and if I haven't got really moisturised skin I feel like it can sometimes look a little patchy. I really like the applicator with this but my biggest pet peeve is that the tube makes it really difficult to pull the wand out and so I am somehow always left splattering it onto my clothes and surrounding furniture which drives me crazy! I also don't think the shade range is amazing and I have found it quite difficult to get a shade with the right undertone for my skin that isn't too pinky, I have tried…

The Drugstore Nude Lip To Top Them All

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Nude lips are the one for me at the moment and I adore this combo together. I know the shades look pretty different but when they are on they both compliment each other beautifully!  I first outline my paper thin smackers with the Kiko Smart Lip Pencil in the shade 712, Kiko have outdone themselves with these liners, which are super creamy but last all day and come in the most beaut shades. Better yet, they only cost a mere £2.50!! I slightly over line my lips and then fill in from the outside towards the centre. This shade is a pretty true pink, giving the perfect "my lips but better" look that we all search for. I then go over top with the Maybelline Colour Drama Lipstick in the shade Nude Perfection, again a bargain at £4.99! Don't be fooled by the chubby pencil packaging, which often reflects drying and chalky lippies. This one is really smooth and gives a beautiful creamy sheen to the lips. It's a slightly more nudey nude with a slight corally undertone. Again,…

January Faves

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This month has been a month of discovery for myself which has left me feeling really great about 2018.


Health and Fitness
This sounds like a bit of a rando favourite (it's more of a casual new years resolution) but this month I have really been trying to take back control, maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I think we can all agree that December comes up on top when neglecting the fruit bowl or stepping outside for a quick jog, heck even a walk! So I've been making a conscious effort to eat my greens, drink enough water, take my vitamins and do at least a little exercise every day. I have been finding it has not only increased my mood and energy but also I'm starting to feel more confident in my body again which is something I was starting to lose. Let's see how long I can keep this one up.



Black Mirror
This epic Netflix series has been doing the rounds on social media recently with everyone singing it's praises. I jumped on the bandwagon reasonably late and have onl…

The Perfect Blusher For Non-Blush Wearers

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I'm not entirely sure why, but I have never been blusher's number one fan, I think maybe because I have pigmentation in my skin that I try to cover with foundation and concealer and therefore it feels a little weird to then put rouge back into my cheeks. However, after my wonderful aunty bought this for me as a Christmas present, after raving about it herself I knew I needed to give it a go.

This beautiful shimmery coral shade from Milani in "Luminoso" is perfect for Blusher noobs as it adds a super natural warm glow to the cheekbones. I use a large fluffy brush to lightly dust this onto my skin and I find it makes me look so healthy. I am now a true blusher convert and can really see how much of a difference it makes to a make up look, making my cheekbones pop.

Do you guys wear blusher and can you recommend any of your own faves to a rookie.

Styling My Piercings & Jumping On The Missoma Bandwagon

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I think people sometimes underestimate how much jewellery can change someone's style and add to outfits. Recently, I have been seriously into jewellery and in particular earrings as I find they completely change how I look and feel. Just before Christmas, like every blogger going, I fell in love with almost every piece from the brand Missoma so therefore my Christmas wish list consisted of 90% Missoma Earrings. Their products are all so beautifully simple but make such gorgeous layering pieces. I love that they have mix and match earrings so, if like me you want to pick and mix different studs to run up your lobe, Missoma is the place to go.  I absolutely adore the moon and star hoops and haven't taken them off since I got them. I really think they add such a beautiful finishing touch to an outfit whilst not being too statement and in your face. 
I would love to know if anyone has any recommendations for other great jewellery brands as I'm always on the hunt! And let me k…

Top 7 of 2017

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Moving to university at the end of this year has been a great push for me to curate my ever growing stockpile of all things beauty into a (slightly) smaller collection as I quite simply couldn't lug my entire set of make up drawers with me.

Therefore, I feel that the products I am using on a daily basis have become staples and are the products that work best for my skin-type and preferences. As we say goodbye to 2017 I thought it would be apt to relay 7 of my all time favourites to you guys in the hopes that some of you might fall head over heels just as I did.

Firstly, I personally feel it's paramount to have clean, fresh skin for flawless make up application. I recently uploaded a post about my top skincare products for a perfect base which is linked here. Once I have carried out my skincare routine I can begin applying make up, starting off with Charlotte Tilbury's Wonder Glow Primer (Buy here - £39) which can be used on its own before foundation, or as I like to use i…

Skincare Must-Haves For Glowing Skin During Winter

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The weather has well and truly turned in the UK now and the bitterly cold air has really taken its toll on my skin. Therefore, I have been trying my best to combat my dry skin this Winter through formulating a super thirst-quenching skin care routine. 
Firstly, comes cleanser and for me removing my make up properly is a big deal so I try and double cleanse on a daily basis to get rid of any product build up in my pores and just get my skin feeling really nourished and clean. My two faves at the moment are my trusty Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm  and my Super Facialist Vitamin C Skin Renew Cleansing Oil. Both of which are great at really thoroughly deep cleaning while still leaving my face feeling soft and not at all tight or dry. I particularly love using the Vitamin C+ Cleansing oil in the morning before make up as I feel like it really brightens and creates a beautifully smooth base for make up.
I then sweep across my Pixi Glow Tonic (How amazing is this 500ml bottle by …