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HAUL! Clinique, Amazon + Barry M!

31 Oct

Hello lovelies!

A little haul for you today. I ordered a few bits from Amazon and went shopping about a week ago so have picked up a few lovely bits.

First up is an acrylic makeup holder and a brush (that isn’t from Real Techniques!). Been desperately wanting one of these holders for ages and so purchased this cheapie one from Amazon. It’s sturdy and was affordable, and holds (nearly) everything I use on a day to day basis. Hoorah! I also picked up this b.dellium tools brush that’s for contouring. It’s beautiful, but does shed a little bit. A great tool though, and I always love when brushes aren’t hideously priced.
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And look! After I put all my make-up in it!

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I also popped to Boots and Debenhams (they had Clinique Bonus Time, I couldn’t resist) and grabbed a few new bits, but mostly Christmas presents, which I obviously can’t show because my friends occasionally read my blog. Sorry!

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Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Fortifying Hydrator
This was pricey. £32. However, it has been worth it…so far. my skin always turns into a dry mess in A/W to I’m glad to have it, regardless. Plus…my first expensive skincare purchase! WOOO! #milestones

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That’s just the stuff I got to keep from the Bonus Time bag! Eeeep!

I’ve tried all of these, and my fave is definitely that eye cream. It works miracles overnight, let me tell ya!

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Barry M Matte Nail Paint in ‘Caramel’

I just love me some nudes. Also, the staying power on this is unbelievable! I think because it wasn’t shiny, I didn’t notice it as often and so I didn’t pick away at it. Does anyone else paint their nails and then just automatically start peeling it off?! Just me?

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Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in ‘Fair’

Just a repurchase of this. My fourth tube! I feel like a real addict now 😉

That’s everything I’ve picked up lately! Just a quick haul to keep you guys going while I finish work for the season and uni drops off…so busy!

Hope you’re having a wonderful day/evening, wherever you are!

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FOTD: Forward Pink-ing

19 Oct

Hello lovelies!

Long time no speak! I’ve been crazy busy at university and work, and I really have missed this little blog, even though it’s only been two week. A quick FOTD for you today while I get things up and running again. I’ve been loving bright lips lately, and I never thought I would. Managed to pick up a few Clinique products today (shhhh!) and can right home at lunchtime and applied the freebie(!!!) that I got for Debenhams BonusTime. I’ll explain some of the other things I got in an upcoming haul, but head to my Instagram for a sneaky-peek! I’m very low-maintenance these days…let’s see how long that lasts!

As always, messy hair, don’t care.

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Face: No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser in ‘Light’
Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in ‘Witty Peach’

Eyes: Maybelline ‘The Rocket Waterproof’

Lips: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in ‘Plushest Punch’

After trying this lip product, I’m gonna be racing back for more. WHY DID I NOT TRY THEM BEFORE?!

Tomorrow I’m off to work for a full day of Halloween fun. Oh, and good news! My contract was extended until January, so happy days for me. Most people finish at the end of the season, which is the 4th of November, but I applied for Christiemas (Freudian slip?) work, and I got it! Can’t wait for the holiday season. We all need a bit of joy this time of year.

Have a wonderful rest of your day or night, wherever you are…and tell someone that thee look beautiful today, it might be just what they need!
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My Life In Pictures: September 2013

2 Oct

ImageMake-up carnage on my desk /
Mum and my little sister try and cheer me up with a pout /
Toms club in Praha with Sian /
Prague drugstore /

September had a few ups and downs. I’m glad to see it go, but so grateful for the memories and support that my friends and family gave me through a pretty rough time. Big love to my besties Andrew, Katie and Sian for being there at important moments. 🙂 ❤
Hello October! bring on the chilly weather, the beginning of Christmas shopping and the new releases for A/W 2013! 🙂

Have a lovely day/evening, wherever you are!
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Sephora’s ‘Give Me Some Lip’ Kit + Wet & Wild Palettes

2 Oct

Hello lovelies!

In case you were wondering, no I didn’t go on a sneaky trip to the US in order to be let loose in a Sephora. One of my best friends Kent lives in NJ but studies at Royal Holloway. I asked her to pick up a few things for me and she brought it back and then gave it all to me as a birthday gift! WOWEE! (Thankyou Kent!)

The first thing that she picked up was from Sephora and it’s called the ‘Give Me Some Lip’ Sampler Kit. Most of these brands can be accessed in the UK, but for 5 deluxe minis and one full-size lip product for $25, there isn’t a comparable deal. 😦
I’ll pop in some pictures so you can see what the products are. At the moment my favourite is the Laura Mercier Lip Gloss, but it changes nearly every day!

ImageImageImageImageImageImageEeeeep! A lot of those shade have ‘cult’ status among beauty bloggers, and from first impressions, I can see why. The only one I have used more than twice is the Tarte LipSurgence, just because it’s very ‘glitzy’ as the name suggests, and I haven’t been out on the toen lately (hahahahaha). That Laura Mercier one is like silk, honestly….sorry bank balance.

I also asked Kent to see whether she could find the Wet & Wild Comfort Zone palette, and she found it and picked up The Silent Treatment trio too! 

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ImageAaaand a little quick swatch too. 

ImageOh! I almost forgot that I got a new EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet. And everyone get ready to laugh as I show you the photo…

ImageYou see the things us bloggers have to deal with on a day to day basis?!?! I’m so annoyed with myself right now! 

Oh well! Lectures are now back in full swing, and after a French Grammar Lecture today that I kind of struggled in to say the least, I’m determined to get better at my subject this year! 

Also, I’ve been obsessed with Lorde recently. She’s set to be the next big thing in the US, and it won’t be long before the UK catches on. Tennis Court is amazing if you’re into electro-indie-relaxed music. She’s also only sixteen!

Have a lovely day/evening, wherever you are!
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