Quick Haul.. And tea!


I had planned an afternoon tea with my cousin for quite some time and we had a lovely feast followed by a nice day of shopping! I got some really nice bits so thought I’d show you! Of course we had afternoon tea! At the Knightsbridge Berkeley Hotel! It was LOVELY! Look how cute..

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First stop.. TOPSHOP!
Sandals
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Lace top
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Cream blush

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Lip tint

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H&M..
Bracelets

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Shu Uemura..
Eyelash Curlers

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Accessorize..
Anklet

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Rings

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Rings

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Cheaper versions of high end products.. DUPES!


I’d just like to start this blog post by saying COME ON YOU DEVILS!!! Roooooo-bin Vaaaaaa-an Perrrr-siee! That’s Manchester United’s little miracle because they won THE TITLE.. For those of you wondering :)

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When it comes to high end products, they cost way too much to justify sometimes and I don’t see why those of us with lower budgets should miss out! So here’s a list of my favourite products with cheaper versions!

Laura Mercier Mineralised Powder is the exact same consistency and coverage as Rimmel Stay Matte powder! Obviously the two colours shown are different but they look the exact same on!
Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed powder in Real Sands: £31
Rimmel Stay Matte: £3.99

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Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner has a gorgeous creamy consistency and is super black! It glides on and stays on! Elizabeth Arden is completely black too and although glides on, it smudges and smears and I don’t think it looks as nice and crisp as the Avon!
Elizabeth Arden eye liner in smokey black: £16
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner in black: £6

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Everyone should have a nude or dark-ish kind of of lip liner to enhance your lips! I love the consistency of the Elizabeth Arden one but the LA colours one has a lovely colour which looks good when worn all over the lips too!
Elizabeth Arden lip liner in Taupe: £16
LA Colours lip liner in P512 Natural: £1

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NARS Sheer Glow foundation is my absolute favourite! I love the way it looks and the staying power is amazing! I found a good dupe in the way of Bourjois Bio Detox which feels and looks the same! I love wearing the Bourjois in winter, hence the darker shade because it looks flawless and doesn’t let you look sweaty.. NICE!
NARS Sheer Glow in Light 4 Deauville: £31
Bourjois Bio Detox in 53: £7.99

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MACs Pink Swoon has been my first and most favourite blush from MAC ever! And when I found this 17 one in Boots for a fraction of the price, I was in awe! They’re both silky and look the exact same on the cheeks! Fresh and pink ready for Spring!
MAC Pink Swoon: £17.50
17 Blusher in China Pink: £3.49

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I love a red lip and I love a decent gloss so when I got this sample size of Elizabeth Arden lip gloss, I fell in love! This Beauty UK one is the exact same consistency, if not even more opaque! They look fantastic on the lips! YUMMY!
Elizabeth Arden lipgloss in Golden Red: £16
Beauty UK lip lust in no.10 Moulin Rouge: £2.99

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Who doesn’t like a pink lip??? It looks good on everyone! When I went to Paris, I wore this pink lipstick by YSL everyday and me and Miss. A couldn’t help stare at it constantly! Then I saw this MUA lipstick and it looked so similar and is even more creamy! Where the YSL is a gloss, the MUA is creamy!
YSL Rouge Pure Shine lipstick in Tuxedo Pink: £22.50
MUA lipstick in Shade 3: £1

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I’ve truly saved the best until last! This urban Decay Naked palette is the most raved about product in the beauty industry! When I saw this MUA palette, I saw how similar it was.. In fact it’s the EXACT SAME! You’d be silly to buy the Urban Decay for such a high price when the MUA has the same pay off for so much cheaper!
Urban Decay Naked palette: £32
MUA Undressed palette: £4

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Drug Store Spring make up tutorial


I had seen an image of a pink smokey a while ago and it looked AMAZING! I tried to follow it step by step and although I loved it.. It took me about half an hour to fourth five minutes to complete the whole look! So I made a variation which could be worn day to day.
This is the original make up look


This is my take on it that took far too long!

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And this is the look I’ll be showing you today!

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Grab your Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer in medium and conceal what you need to..

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And you’ll end up fresh faced like this..

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You then want to apply your foundation or whatever you like to use daily. I’m using L’oreal Nude Magique BB cream in light..

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I’m then using Too Faced shadow insurance on my lids..

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We’ll be using the Sleek Oh So Special palette for the whole look today..

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So on a fluffy flat too eye shadow brush I’m using this pink colour on my crease and blending it up and not letting it touch my lid..

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And you’ll get this..

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You then want to dab a pointed stubby brush in this medium brown colour and apply on the outer corner and crease of your lid..

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So you’ll end up with a nicely defined outer corner like this.. You want to blend this into the pink too..

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Using my Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, I’m going to softly line my top lash line with a small wing on the end. I like to lightly pull my eye lid so I get a clean line..

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And it’ll look like this..

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Powder your face with the translucent powder that comes in the Kick Ass Concealer kit..

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And you want to curl and add your Soap and Glory Thick and Fast mascara using the end of the brush to the coat the corner lashes..

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Use your clear mascara to tame those wild brows!

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And it’s time to add light into the face using L’oreal Lumi Magique primer.. You only need a small amount like this..

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Apply it here..

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Here..

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Here..

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Here..

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And here..

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You want to grab your Body Shop Lip and Cheek stain and apply this on your lips and cheeks and just add some lip balm like the Born Lippy Watermelon scented one!

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Curl your lashes once more, now they’re dry to give them an extra boost..

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And this is the finished look..

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Mini make up haul!


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I recently found some things I had been looking for, for quite some time that I was saving until winter time! Low and behold.. The mini haul..

The first item I picked up from Superdrug! I noticed how although I hardly touch my brows, this harsh weather and the winds do tend to mess up my brows a lot! So I picked up this clear mascara from Collection 2000 which was £1.99! I tested it out and it lasted fantastically and my brows never moved an inch!

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Collection 2000 Colour Lash mascara in Clear 1- £1.99

I then saw the Maybelline gel eye liner lying there all by itself so grabbed it! It’s in the colour ‘ultra violet’ and is a lovely deep purple colour! I love these gel eye liners because they’re affordable, last ages and look fantastic! I’m so glad I finally got hold of the purple because I’ve been wanting it for a while! It also comes with a lovely brush which I find easy to use.

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Maybelline Drama eyes Gel Eyeliner in Ultra Violet 10- £7.99

The next item I got on a whim, was this ‘Sleek blush by 3’ palette! It consists of three shades of blushes that you can use lightly, heavily or even blend to create a new shade! I love it! I mentioned in a few posts that I’m loving purple shades at the moment so when I saw this blush which had deep plums as well as a beautiful pop of bright pink, I grabbed it! It’s excellent value for money too!

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Sleek Blush by 3 blush palette in pink spirit- £9.99

I then saw Zoella from Zoella280390 talk about her love of MAC studio sculpt foundation! I’ve been looking for. Good foundation for quite some time now and as soon as I tried this, fell in love with it! I got the shade NC25 which is a perfect colour match for me but I do have to mix NW25 of my studio fix to match the colour perfectly! Unlike the MatchMaster foundation, the coverage is heavy and not build able. It cannot be sheered down either but for what it does, it’s fantastic and lasts all day! I picked mind up from eBay but this retails for £25.

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MAC Studio Sculpt foundation in NC25- £11.99

The last item is my favourite and comes in the form of MAC again! After I saw so much rave about this eye shadow I had to get it when I saw a sale on! I had a voucher for Debenhams and they also had a sale on so got this MAC eyeshadow for £3! Cranberry is exactly the colour I’ve been looking for! As someone with green/brown eyes, I thought this would be a perfect colour to make my eyes pop! Perhaps a perfect colour for my wedding day.. Hmmmmmm..

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MAC eye shadow in Cranberry- £9.00

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AUTUMN/FALL FAVOURITES!


After summer, the next best season for my has to be Autumn! I love the feeling of being cosy and warm inside with a nice cup of something warm!

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And there’s a few things I always make sure I have in the colder months!

A hot drink, and for me that has to be a gorgeous Chai Tea Latte! Whenever I go out, I always get one! To be honest I’m not fussy about where from and I’m not a Statbucks junkie so anywhere that sells it, will have me in there! I love spivey food (OBVIOUSLY! I’m Asian) and so having a coffee drink with a bit of something different in it.. Really warms you up!

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** During the winter months, coffee shops release seasonal inspired drinks, so don’t be afraid to try something new!

A shnuggly night suit! If you know me, you know I love my night suits and I found THE BEST night suit in the world from Next (A UK retailer) who have this AMAZING night suit in their collection at the moment! It’s warm, fussy and looks so nice!

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**Avoid cotton in the colder months! It’s just not shnuggly enough!

A clean and cosy environment always helps to make you feel a little better when you’ve spent a hard day in the cold! For me, Autumn means getting some autumnal warm bedding, throwing on a few more cushions than usual in my bed and making sure everything is in its place! So when you come home from a hard day at work, your bedroom is cosy, warm and fresh!

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** Don’t try to start tidying your whole room within 1 day! Take it step by step and rather than stressing yourself out with a time limit, use it as a therapeutic method to de-clutter and de-stress your room.. And mind!

Changing my make up to autumnal colours always helps! I put the hot pinks and bright blues away to use darker and deeper shades! I love plum, dark brown and for a flash of an acceptable colour, lilac! Changing your nails really helps to spice up the whole look!

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** Lilac is a colour you can wear all year round so if you love your brights just a little too much, don’t be afraid of some purple loving!

The wardrobe also takes a dramatic change! I love colour, but the wearing bright yellow just makes me feel weird when it’s freezing outside! My colour for this years fall time is OXBLOOD! Red is my favourite colour and I love any shade of it! I think no matter what your age, race and where you live, oxblood is your perfect colour for autumn!

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** Start layering with your items! Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and materials cause that’s really fashionable at the moment!

MAC Haul!


Thought I’d ease myself back into blogging with a MAC haul from perhaps the best products I’ve EVER got from MAC!

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I went to the MAC in Harrods, which is my favourite MAC that I’ve ever been to! A lot of MAC there! PHEW!! Lets just get into it!

The first things that caught my eye were these brush sets they had! I loved the packaging and pink bristles from the ‘advance’ collection caught my eye! I love all the brushes in both of the sets and although I’d never tried the duo fibre brushes from MAC, but they’re fantastic! They’re lovely and soft and I think the travel size of them, the pack and brush collection are FANTASTIC! Good value for money!

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I’ve also never tried a cream blush my MAC either, but I really wanted to try Posey because it is the perfect autumn colour! I love the texture! I think it reminds me a lot of the Illamaqsua consistency though, so if you like MAC, but find it difficult to get there, ASOS.com sell internationally and they stock Illamasqua! Posey is a gorgeous warm red which has a real brown tinge to it! Looks lovely on any skin I find!

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I’ve been a lot more bolder with my lipstick taste recently and I wanted to embrace that, but for the days when I’m feeling for a nude colour, Cosmo is perfect! It’s an amplified finish and so has extremely lovely pigment and is that perfect pink nude for those days when you’re feeling like a natural beauty.

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For the days when I’m feeling exuberant and I want to have bold lips, Dubonnet shouted to me! It’s a lovely deep red but again with a brown tinge to it and I think it’s compliments Posey! If you don’t want to wear it full on, you can wear it sheerer like I have on in the picture below!

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OOPS! Well worth it though!

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Return of the Haul!


I’m baaaaaaack!!

I know I promised you guys a blog post on Saturday but I got REEEEAL busy so I’ll make up for it my lovelies!!!

With the end of the month near, I decided to do a little bit of shopping and picked up some.. Expensive purchases! I went to a flash place so the stuff I got was extortionately priced!

I’m really happy with the things I got! They’re what I’ve been wanting for a while so I’m glad I got them!!

The first thing I had on my agenda was.. RAY BAN’s! Now I’m not a fan of paying anything over £10 for a pair of shades but the cheap ones I get break do easily! With sunglasses I’ve learnt, paying more helps! I went to Westfield in Shepherds Bush and they have a small stall for Sunglasses Hut where we were served by a really helpful guy! He was mega helpful with all the sunglasses that I liked and what looked good! I’d wanted the Wayfarers for a while do decided to get the folding ones cause they’re so cool!

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Ray Ban Wayfarers £140

If you’re looking for an inexpensive pair, Urban Outfitters have a sale on their sunglasses and I got this pair similar to the Ray Bans for £10!

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Urban Outfitters £10

We then popped into boots and I forgot how many brands Boots actually have! The Boots stores in my area are small! I picked up the Smashbox Tinted Moisturiser because I loved the coverage amount! My skin has been really good (Alhumdolilah), even though I’ve treated it really bad! I haven’t been putting on face cream or taking off my make up properly! I know.. I’m a fool! But this stuff looks amazing! I got the colour light cause it was a PERFECT match! It looked like my skin!

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Smashbox tinted moisturiser in Light £19.50

I then bumped into the Yves Saint Laurent stand and just knew.. I needed a Rouge Volupte lipstick! I’m not the biggest fan of lipsticks but I had tried these a few times, tested them and put them back because of the price! This lipstick is AMAZING! The pigmentation is INCREDIBLE and it’s so moisturising! The only thing I would say is because its so creamy, it gets stuck in the cracks in your lips so ensure you exfoliate your lips before hand!

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YSL Rouge Volumpte lipstick in 1 nude beige £23

Next purchase was a whim! I saw a jewellery stand, loved the rings and got one! They’re we’re moderately priced because they had a 20% off sale but I think she should have been cheaper. I loved this trio set! It has 3 bands.. 1 gold, 1 rose gold and 1 silver which I think look beautiful together! The colours are fantastic and the gems in the band go all the way round! They look FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to do a manicure with them!

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David Deyong £100 (RRP (124.99)

Then I saw a chocolate stand! Omg.. She had macarons! I HAD to grab them! They looked amazing and I loved the colours so I grabbed a box of 6! I know they’re expensive but I loved one of the caramel truffles she handed over so I hope the macarons match!

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La Maison du Chocolat macarons £10.50

I then went to Kurt Geiger and saw so many shoes that I fell in love with! I decided to go against a BEAUTIFUL pair of shiny peep tie eels which had gorgeous studding! I then saw these star bracelets and thought they looked amazing and they looked like a really good size! I often buy jewellery if it looks as though it will fit my abnormally small wrists and fingers!

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Kurt Geiger bracelets £15/ £20

THE BEST LIPSTICK IN THE WORLD!!!


A new product that I’ve been LOVING recently is this lipstick from Barry M! Now if you live outside of the UK, you may find this a little hard to come across but it’s AMAZING! I’ve found some fantastic dupes listed below!

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The genius of it? IT’S GREEN! Or is it? This lipstick actually changes colour depending on the pH balance of your lips and turns a pink colour when applied! It’s magic! This one will turn heads when you pull a GREEN lipstick out your bag!

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I’ve been wearing this non-stop recently and it’s a completely new to me but as my mum pointed out, this stuff has been around for YEARS! In fact, she remembers purchasing this over 20 years ago before I was born! It was quite the thing during the 80s/ 90s and apparently you could get this for the dollar store!

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This particular one is by Barry M and is in the TMLP which cleverly stands for.. Turn My Lips Pink! Clever ehy? I like the small and simple packaging too! Perfect to put in your bag!

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The best thing about the Barry M one is that it’s so cheap! It costs £4.49 from Boots or Superdrug! I think the colour would look GREAT on anyone!

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You could wear this colour no matter what your skin tone and it is quite moisturising too! And because it adjusts to your own pH balance, it will suit you!

Here’s a dupe by Fran Wilson which is raved about a lot!

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