My Recent Faves

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Okay, I hate that I have not posted more than once a month – if that lately. I’m just been struggling in the real world and this whole shindig has completely slip my mind but I shall delight you with my recent faves. I wish I could call this my April favourites but we’re halfway through may already, so who am I kidding?

Btw, this is just gon be a quickie because my attention span of late has been absolutely abysmal. It’s gonna be facts and figures guys.

1. Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polish in Orange Blossom

Now that the sun is finally making more of a semi permanent appearance I love and (feel more comfortable) wearing bright colours on mah nails, right now I’m lovin’ this super bright orange colour. It just screams ‘SUMMER I AM READY FOR YOU’.

2. Nude Magique BB Powder by L’oreal

I never really incorporated powder into my routine until last year and by the blessing of the beauty gods I so happen to pick up this magical thing, tbh the only other powder I have in my life right now is the L’oreal True Match and I prefer the BB powder so much more, it’s not super pigmented so I don’t feel like I’m adding more colour to my face and I find the finish of this powder so much more flattering and easier to blend back into my face — if y’all wear glasses you’ll know what I’m about.

3. Brow This Way by Rimmel

When I first got this I wasn’t like majorly impressed or anything but now I love it. So easy to use and it fills and sculpts my brows into harmony.

4. Eau Thermale Avene Water Spray

I know it seems insane to spend money on a water spray but this is so soothing, I personally love spraying this on my face when my skin is feeling angry and agitated and it just calms it alllll down. It’s also great to use after shaving, the cool mist makes shaving tolerable I swear. This is a bit of a luxury item so I only tend to use it when absolutely necessary (though sometimes I do get carried away) but I think it’s worth the investment especially if you have sensitive skin!

5. MUA Undressed Palette

Eyeshadows aren’t part of my everyday make up routine but from time to time I like to experiment with new looks and attempt to get it looking as flawless as Kathleen Lights‘. I love this palette because the colour pay off is pretty decent for something that only cost Β£4. Maybe a little primer is needed to really exaggerate the colour. This is a great purchase if you’re new to eyeshadow or you’re trying new colours!

What are your current faves? Also I’m shopping around for a new eye make up remover (drugstore pref) so I would love your recommendations!

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My “I’m Staying Overnight” Make Up Bag

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I love peaking into people’s make up bags, it’s the nosy neighbour in me that can’t resist a snoop so I thought I’d share what’s in my essential travelling make up bag in return. The things in there are my absolute can’t-do-withouts and it’s what I would say is my ‘everyday’ type of look. The products are carefully selected for not only it’s purpose but weight and size counts here too. No heffers in here mam. The last thing you need when you’re travelling to a friend’s/cousin’s/down low lover’s/boyfriend’s house is extra weight to lug around, nobody has time for that. I’m ashamed to admit that I have all my make up divided up into 3 massive separate bags; face, eyes and lips. I had just realised the sheer amount of stuff I have BUT I can condense it all into a small bag, it’s 19cm x 11cm, if y’all interested.

So, what am I packing?

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Discount Discoveries!

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Last weekend I went to have a leisurely browse with my mother in a local retail park, it’s one of those type of parks that has the most random group of stores bunched together. You could buy a bed, knitting needles and beer in one trip if you wished. Amongst the plethora of shops, I was most drawn to the discount outlets, cos who doesn’t love a bargain? I can’t walk past the reduced section in Asda without having a cheeky gander. I’ve heard that Poundland stocks drugstore make up so I went on a mission to find some goodies, I did manage to find a teeny tiny section dedicated to cosmetics in the store I visited. In true Poundland style everything is jumbled up — not messy necessarily, but there’s no real order to how things are stacked. Maybe it’s just the Monica Geller in me that can’t comprehend their methods.

I didn’t find any make up I really really wanted but I was impressed that they had a real mixed bag of products and brands available including, Rimmel, NY Colour, Bourjois, L’oreal, all individually bagged in these cellophane wrappers. Though I did purchase some more of that cocoa butter vaseline because I love it and I go through those tins faaaar too quickly. Also paying anymore than a pound for it, is criminal, side eye Boots, Superdrug. If you want to find some serious treasure you will need to put aside some time to go through all those little packets and you will probably have a better chance of finding something you want from a bigger store too. The one I went to was a small branch but somehow I still managed to spend a good 20 minutes scouring the display.

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