An Amazing Base Under £7...

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Getting a good base is key for a great makeup look. I've tried a few foundations over the years and I have a few favourites, which depend upon my skins needs and the time of year. As we are heading towards summer, I favour a lighter base. Despite having oily skin, I hate the feeling of a heavy base in warm weather. 

MAC Alluring Aquatic Haul & Swatches

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MAC's summer collections are always a firm favourite. Being in the UK is extra lucky as the summer collection is released here first.

Ebay Finds | April 2014

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Ebay is seriously underrated in terms of homeware. I've found (bought) a few things on there and there lots of lovely gems.

Wavy Hair Made Easy

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Having thick hair, trying to get my hair into any kind of hairstyle is a challenge. Luckily with a few products, tools and a bit of patience I've found a routine for wavy hair that works!

New Beauty For May 2014

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May is an exciting month for new beauty products. Lots of new collections are arriving. I've already spoken about the MAC Alluring Aquatic collection here, which lands in Europe before the US - hopefully in the next two weeks!

Rediscovering Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow

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Once upon a time (okay, it was 2012) I had a little love affair with Burberry's sheer eyeshadow in pale barley. Since then, its been sidelined for other variants but as its been a recent rediscovery, I think its worth talking about again.

Five Ways To Feel More Positive!

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So, I originally posted this on my lifestyle blog but I've decided to close that blog as my heart just wasn't in it. You know when you quickly lose passion for something - yeah that's how I felt about that. Maybe I was spreading myself too thin but I can use some of the content over here so its all good!

Pale Girls Can Bronze & Contour...

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Being a pale girl, I always avoided any kind of bronzer or contour powder. Since starting a beauty blog, I've realised that theres so many makeup choices out there and something to suit every skin tone - you just have to find it.

Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon Review

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Being a beauty lover, I've always had a soft spot for fragrances. Back in the day, I remember being so excited when my parents bought me tommy girl one Christmas. Since then, my tastes in fragrance have altered slightly. Perfume is such a personal thing. I love that a scent can evoke memories and feelings.

MAC Era | The Underrated MAC Shadow

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I don't own many MAC shadows. I've mentioned satin taupe before but I think its time to share some love for a shadow I don't hear much about - era.

First Impressions...

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As I try out quite a few products, first impressions can count for a lot. Sometimes you know straight away that a products not for you, other times you have give it a bit more time.

The Best Free Online Photo Editing Sites

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Editing your photos can be a big blogging chore. Luckily, there's a few free online sites that can help make your blog photos so much nicer. Whether its brightening a photo, making a blog banner or mocking up a collage, I've got a round up of the best free photo editing sites on the net.

Originality in Blogging | How To Stand Out

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One piece of advice that always comes up for bloggers is to be original. Making yourself stand out in a world of thousands of bloggers is tough going.

First Base | Primers

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Primers used to be a product I never understood. Back in the day, I would splash my face with cold water in a morning and then apply my makeup. Since my beauty blogging days started, I've become more interested in a morning skincare routine, followed by a primer.

MeMeMe Cosmetics & The Best Mascara Ever?

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Mememe cosmetics is a brand I first tried several years ago. I cant even remember what the product was so fair to say that it didn't leave an everlasting impression. Since then, mememe have been given an image overhaul with their inspiration from Ancient Greece and their branding based on a celebration of free spirits.

Concealing Dark Circles & Blemishes

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I rarely go a day without using some sort of concealer. Even if I don't have any blemishes, I still have a little redness to cover and undereye dark circles.

How to add social media icons to blog posts!


Linking your social media accounts to your blog is not only a good way to boost your subscribers but in turn get your blog posts 'out there'. 

Love Me Beauty Box | April 2014

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I say this every month but this year seems to be whizzing by. This months love me beauty box arrived this morning - lasts months box was so-so in my eyes even though general consistency is better than other boxes.

Paul Mitchell Super Strong Liquid Treatment

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Haircare is my currently my thing. I'm due a hair appointment - my ends are a little on the frazzled side after my last colour.

Kate Moss For Rimmel | Urban Bohemian & Idol Eyes Collection

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No doubt you will have already seen or have makeup from Kate Moss' collaboration with Rimmel. The range is already pretty popular - the lipstick in shade 110 is my all time favourite lippie!So its no surprise that the range is being extended with May's launch of the Urban Bohemian & Idol Eyes Collections.

Revlon Shadow Links Review

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Revlon shadow links have been a recent purchase of mine. I completely forgot these were being released until I found them in Boots. Usually I search online for swatches/reviews before I buy makeup but with these I just ended up grabbing three shades on the spot.

EcoTools Fresh & Flawless Complexion Set | Deluxe Fan Brush Reviews

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EcoTools brushes have been on my radar for a while. I don't think you need to spend a lot of money on makeup brushes as there are some great cheaper alternatives on the market. 

Tried & Tested: 5 Beauty Tips That Dont Work!

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There are many beauty tips out there and I've tried out a few over the years. I don't like to be negative on here but knowing what isn't quite so good can save a lot of time (and money) so with that in mind I thought I'd share the beauty tips that didn't quite cut it. 

Giveaway!Win MAC Goodies With Cohorted

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Cohorted is a new UK website that beauty lovers and bargain hunters will love. Cohorted works in a way that the more people that purchase a product, the lower the price will be. You could save a huge amount of money on your favourite brand. Recent star buys include the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette for £18.50 and theres currently a MAC lipstick in russian red on offer. Speaking of MAC, Cohorted have kindly offered a MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lpstick and MAC Nail Lacquer in impassioned to one lucky reader. All you need to do is enter your details in the rafflecopter for below.
This giveaway is open to UK readers only and will close in one week. The prize will be shipped by Cohorted. Good Luck!




How To Blog When You're Broke

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When I first started blogging, I perceived the blogging world as a place where you needed to be spending money on the latest products in order to keep up with everyone else.

A 99p MAC 217 Dupe

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When it comes to makeup brushes, I don't like to splurge too much. Brands such as Real Techniques have some great brushes that aren't pricey. The most expensive brush I own is MAC's 217 blending brush - a cult favourite.

HTML Tips: How To Resize Blog Photos To The Same Size


Today I have a super quick tutorial on how to size all your blog post pictures to the same size without having to manually do it every time you post.

4 Great Pink Blushes For Pale/Medium Skin Tones

Blushes are my go to for brightening up a complexion. Just adding a little to your cheeks can make you look much healthier and add luminosity.

Colour Infusion | Bright Makeup Picks

Bright shades, especially neons are going to be huge this summer. Typically, I stick to safe shades - I'm a neutral girl at heart. However, the sunshine brings the fun out and I like to be a little more daring with my makeup.

Win a Beauty Bundle With Baobella!


Today, I have a lovely giveaway to bring you, courtesy of Baobella Boutique. Baobella is a free members only online beauty store with daily deals and massive savings on beauty products. 




Baobella Boutique have offered three beauty prizes for one lucky winner

*S5 Skincare Renew Serum
*Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick
*96 piece Eyeshadow Set

To win this prize, just enter your details into the rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway is for UK residents only and is open for 2 weeks.
Prizes will be sent by Baobella.