2016 Beauty Favourites!

Hi my lovelies,

Award season is upon us, so I’m giving out my very own awards to my most used and best loved products from 2016! Today’s (rather belated, I’m afraid) post is going to be all about my absolute fave beauty products and other things from 2016! Some of these you’ll have seen me rave about and some I’ve been using quietly for a long time, and only realised how much I loved them once I’ve used it all up! Some of these are long time faves too, and you’ll probably not have seen them on this blog before, but I haven’t managed to find anything that beats them out this year! I love reading this type of post, and I hope you’ll all like this one too! Let’s get stuck in!

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  • Bioderma Micellar Cleanser

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This is one of those “I meant to review this ages ago and never did” products that I bought to see whether it was worth the hype. It totally is! I struggle to find cleansers that don’t strip my skin or irritate my sensitivity, and this cleanses, removes my makeup and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight afterwards like a lot of micellar cleansers do. I’m halfway through my second bottle, which speaks for itself.

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A Look Back at my First Year of Blogging – 16 Things I Learned in 2016!

Hi my lovelies and happy new year! We made it to 2017!

I’ve had a little bit of a hiatus over the new year period, partly because I posted so much for Blogmas, partly because I needed a bit of time free from work, free from stress just to relax and spend time with my family and friends. But I’m back now, and I’m jumping in to 2017 with a fresh perspective and loads of blog ideas!

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I was also a very spoiled girl at Christmas – let me know if you’d like to see a “What I Got For Christmas” post – And I hope every single one of you had a fantastic time over the festive period!

Can you believe I’ve had this blog for a whole year? It’s strange to think that over Christmas break last year I picked up my laptop and started to write, and I haven’t looked back since! I’m planning to do a giveaway for all my followers soon after I come back from my holidays (I go two weeks tomorrow for a fortnight’s Caribbean cruise, and I’m SO excited!) just to say thank you for sticking with me so far! Please vote below and let me know what you’d like to see in my giveaway – it is for you guys, after all!

I’ve learned so much over the last 12 months and found some great new friends (I hope) in the process – so let’s see what 2016 had in store for me and what I’ve realised a la Kylie Jenner in the last year! I’ve also interspersed some of my fave blog photos I’ve taken this year!
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Beauty Top 5 – Current Fave Eyeshadow Palettes! (Blogmas, day 20)

Hi my lovelies,

Welcome back to Blogmas! When I sat down to think up some posts for this month, I realised how long it’s been since I posted a Beauty Top 5! One of my favourite makeup items to buy (apart from lip products because seriously, I have a problem and probably need to seek therapy for my addiction) is eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes, and I thought today I’d share all of my current faves with you! Tell me what your faves are down in the comments please!

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Now there are definitely a lot of warm, neutral shadows in here as they’re my favourites to wear, and neutrals are easiest to do on a daily basis – let’s see which palettes I’ve been using the most lately, shall we?

  • Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass

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Ultimate Sephora Wishlist Tag!

Hi my lovelies,

So I want to start this post by aplogisizng for the lack of posts this week (a combo of work stress, dissertation writing and writers block), and say a huge welcome to my new followers! I’d love to chat with all of you so come say hi in the comments or over on Twitter or Insta. Hello and I hope we can be great friends!

Don’t get me wrong, I love being British and living in the UK, but as a beauty blogger, it’s really stressful (not to mention expensive) trying to get US products over here. Either you’re slapped with huge delivery or customs charges, or UK stockists decide to charge you as much as they like, just because they can (Oh, hi £42 ABH palette).

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One thing I really wish we had access to over here is definitely a Sephora – they have them in France, why not jolly ol’ England too? Everything you could ever want all in one place, a generous rewards system, and sales where you get more than a measly 10% off. All this, plus all of those coveted brands that are super difficult to find here and small travel sizes and gift sets! There are also Sephora brand products that I’ve heard great things about, and they’re just not available here! I have heard rumours lately about a possible UK store, which could mean great things for me! (Although probably not my bank account).

So here’s a list of products that I’ve decided I would buy if you gave me a free trip to Sephora!

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Beauty Top 5: Face Masks!

Hi my lovelies,

So for today’s post, I thought I’d share my current favourite face masks with you all! They’re currently a huge part of my skincare routine, and I try to use one at least twice a week!

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All of these masks are completely different, and I love them for different reasons. Some are for calmer, clearer skin, some really help with any oiliness, and some replenish that much needed moisture to my skin! Let’s head in to the list, shall we?

  • Lush Mask Of Magnaminty – £6.95 for 125g

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Products I’ll Always Repurchase!

Hi my lovelies!

So for today’s post I thought I’d share with you some of my ultimate fave products that I will always repurchase when I run out! It’s nice to see monthly faves, but these are the products that stand the test of time and are staples in my beauty collection. I’d love to see your versions of this too, so feel free to do your own post and tag me so I can read it! I nominate you all to make your own products I always repurchase post!

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This is just six of my forever repurchase products, I have more but we’ll start off with these and if you guys want to see more, I’ll gladly do another post!

  • Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

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Beauty Top 5: Favourite Blushes!

Hi my lovelies,

So it’s been a few days since my last post, but my best Beauty Blender post took me ages to write because I wanted everything to be sound, the photos to be good, and to talk about the topic the best I could! You can see that one here if you haven’t yet – it’s a good one! 

I’m back with a vengeance and this post is going to be a nice relaxed one all about my current fave blushes! I’m pretty pale so I’ll admit almost all of these are pink, but each one looks completely different and adds something unique to my makeup looks!

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In no particular order:

  • Sleek MakeUp Blush by 3 in Pink Lemonade

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I’m someone that really loves Sleek makeup. It’s affordable, accessible and great quality for the price. You all know by now that my absolute fave highlighter is their Solstice Highlight Palette (If you haven’t seen its beauty, go look here) so I’ve been trying out bits and pieces from Sleek and everything has been great so far. This Blush palette has three different shades, two powder and one cream, and range from a light shimmery pink ,to a satin cream middle pink and a brighter coral/orange blush. The cream one is my fave, as it blends out really well and looks really rosy and natural! They’re super pigmented, so use sparingly, but a great little palette, especially for travel as it doesn’t take up much space! It’s just £9.99 too, so a little over £3 per blush, bargain! Get it Here!

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Beauty Top 5: Clinique!

Hi my lovelies,

As you’re probably aware of by now, Clinique is my favourite beauty brand, in that it’s a great all-rounder that has a brilliant skincare and makeup range too! This post was something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while, and it took a big think to whittle this down to just 5 products for this list as there are so many that I love!

Anyway, in no particular order, these are my Clinique beauty top 5!

  • Clinique Long Lasting Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Plum

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