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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Beauty | New Drugstore Releases: Lipstick Haul

Swatches from left to right: (top row of lipsticks) 1, 2, 3 (bottom row of lipsticks) 4, 5

2. GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick // Sweetheart
4. Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick // Nude Embrace (Matte)
5. Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick // Siren in Scarlet (Matte)

Friday, 18 September 2015

Fragrance | Van Cleef and Arpels: Ambre Imperial

Van Cleef and Arples - Ambre Imperial Collection Extraordinare EDT Fragrance Perfume Gift

Last winter I went through a phase of mixing sweet, feminine perfumes with the darker notes in men's cologne. Firstly because I read that the goddess that is Blake Lively did it, and secondly because it made the perfect scent that was strong, complicated and androgynous. It's something I never considered they'd already had the brilliant idea of bottling and, in all truthfulness they hadn't - yet.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Beauty Dupes | Painterly - Paint Pot // Creme de Rose - Colour Tattoo // Lizzie - Vibrant Eye Shimmer

Beauty Makeup Cheap Drugstore Affordable Dupes MAC Painterly Paint Pot Maybelline Colour Tattoo Creme de Rose  B Stunning Vibrant Eye Shimmer Lizzie Eyeshadow Base
Beauty Makeup Cheap Drugstore Affordable Dupes MAC Painterly Paint Pot Maybelline Colour Tattoo Creme de Rose  B Stunning Vibrant Eye Shimmer Lizzie Eyeshadow Base
Beauty Makeup Cheap Drugstore Affordable Dupes MAC Painterly Paint Pot Maybelline Colour Tattoo Creme de Rose  B Stunning Vibrant Eye Shimmer Lizzie Eyeshadow Base
Beauty Makeup Cheap Drugstore Affordable Dupes MAC Painterly Paint Pot Maybelline Colour Tattoo Creme de Rose  B Stunning Vibrant Eye Shimmer Lizzie Eyeshadow Base
Swatches from L to R: MAC Painterly Paint Pot // Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme de Rose // B Stunning Vibrant Eye Shimmer in Lizzie

A #bbloggers favourite, and for a very good reason. This versatile paint pot suits a range of pale skintones and can be used both as an eyeshadow base and as an all-over-lid colour for an everyday effortless look that really brightens up the eye by camouflaging dark undertones from one too many late nights and concealing those pesky veins. It lasts all day with minimal creasing and looks killer with a flick of winged liner. But has it just gone and lost it's top spot on my makeup shelf?

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Kiss | Beautiful Brow Kit


Lately I have become obsessed with a good brow - it took me a while but now my feet are firmly planted in the not-so-recent bold brow crazy and lately, its become one of my makeup staples. Add a dot of foundation here, a dab of concealer there and a dose of highlighter (inner corners, cupid's bow) and I'm ready to go. Even without my mascara - I'm telling you, I've been rocking that - almost - natural vibe.

But, as an artificial red head, I cannot explain my distain for 90% of the drugstore brow product catered for the masses with ashy brows. Give me something orange tone! Thankfully the Kiss Beautiful Brow Kit* has got me covered for all of my redheaded custom needs with two blendable shades of 'brow' to give those with brown-red tones that perfect custom shade.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Youtube | GRWM: Lab2Beauty Edition

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Life | Tips to Declutter your Social Media

 
Like. Follow. Like. Follow. It's become somewhat of an endless cycle of seeing something you like or want to engage with and then connecting with that brand and another, and another... but with so many social profiles and a seemingly endless sea of haters, navigating social media can be rocky. Here are my top tips to de-clutter those feeds and encourage inspiration instead of despair.


Less is More
Finally, some clearing out that I can get on board with (not the wardrobe, never the wardrobe!). When it comes to the Twitterverse, I have realised the golden rule is less is more which is why I am usually following 400-450 people at most. Maybe we've grown apart since I last saw you at that thing three years ago or maybe we worked together on that project that time. But I just don't need to know what you're up to now. It may sound harsh but I like savouring my twitter space for the bloggers and brands I am currently connecting with. It makes my feed much easier to read and I can locate updates from all of my favourites without endlessly scrolling.



No Drama Lama
I am pretty darn ruthless when it comes to drama on Twitter. In fact, I made a whole video on it. For me, anything that's needlessly negative, frequently picky or just down right rude gets unfollowed. I don't need that in my life. I have enough problems to be taking on that of the internet. I don't care what they did, I'd just recommend airing that dirty laundry elsewhere. Say out of the public eye? I also stretch this to any abuse I see online. Telling a youtuber to "go kill yourself" is - and I know some people really struggle with this so I'm going to put it in bold - not okay. So I click the report button, and I'm proud of it. Didn't y'all ever see Mean Girls?


Present Positivity
In the same kind of vain, I like to surround myself with positive people. Both in life (wherever possible) and online. It's why it's been my pinned tweet for so long. Getting rid of the negativity and surrounding yourself with inspiring people does wonders for both mood and motivation. I can say I am both a better blogger, and a better person for doing this.


Putting Yourself Out There

I like to think of myself as quite a happy and bubbly individual and so I like to put myself across as a positive person, which means I don't tweet the bad. Ever. I get that some people will completely disagree with this saying that life is not all shiny and happy and others may see this as lying or as me not being myself online. But in truth it's what I would do as a person. I hide the bad in it's few, rare, occurrences - it's just who I am. I always have.


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