Fe-Blog-Uary Day 1- January Favourites 2014


I thought there would be no better way to introduce this blogging month by saying good bye to last month! I’ll be blogging every single day during February so keep your eyes peeled for some exciting things!

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January was an adventurous month for me and I didn’t have a lot of time to try new products or even look on the market for new releases however, these items definitely stood out to me more than any others!

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Elegant Touch Rapid Dry For Nails
I received this in a Glossy Box last month and really wanted my nails dry before I set off for somewhere! I literally had 5 mins and wanted to try a new nail varnish colour SOOOOO bad that I was prepared to not touch anything whilst getting dressed and getting my hijab on.. Which we all know needs fingers and thumbs! I was so glad when I found this and had 60 seconds for this to dry and my oh my.. Does it set them rock solid! This stuff don’t the job so well! It was so easy to spray onto nails and then it set with a nice glossy finish.. In no time at all! I will say that on the nails where I applied a few thick coats, it did still smudge but overall, it’s amazeballs!

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Inglot 80HP Brush
Since I’ve been using so many eyeshadows lately, I found this brush to be the best for smudging under my eyes which was definitely a look that I was rocking last month! I really like the rocker look at the moment and this is a super soft and stiff brush which blends eyeshadows effortlessly in hard to reach areas! It washes really easily and is the perfect size for any eye looks that need that ‘smudging’ effect!

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MAC Opulash Mascara
I hauled this mascara when I went to the Cosmetics Company store in Bicester Village a few months ago! I had never tried a MAC mascara and I didn’t have high hopes for using this because of the GINORMOUS brush however, after using this a few times I have found the perfect way to use it! I opened it and let it dry slightly over a few months (which I often have to do with mascaras) and then I apply this about 4 times over, repeating every application when the mascara is about 70% dry! It’s a bit of a faff but, the results are really good! I get voluminous and longer looking lashes which are the main things I want from a mascara!

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Philip Kingsley One more Day
I received this in a Glamour Beauty Box that I ordered some time last year because I’ve been really into dry shampoos and thought this would be amazing.. I wasn’t wrong! It’s a gorgeous fine mist of dry shampoo which leaves your hair feeling fresh and invigorated! It feels really cold on the scalp and doesn’t feel sticky after a few hours, like most dry shampoos do! I throughly enjoyed using this! I would say it isn’t the best for dark hair because it leaves a grey powdery look but if you spray from afar and really rough up your hair, you can’t tell at all! Was definitely a sample size worth getting!

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MAC Face and Body Foundation
When I bought this foundation, I knew that I’d love it because I love the idea of a light coverage, dewy looking and fuss free foundation, if ever I wear it! I just never seemed to get into this thought until last month, when I finally found a way to wear it best (with a primer underneath and set with Studio Fix by MAC). I love the finish it gives and it makes your skin look so healthy! This colour is way too dark for me though however, I don’t really mind the shade when I go out with it on as it looks fine in the daylight! I love how natural it looks and feels and I love the little bottle too.. So cute!

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Khroma/ Kardashian Beauty Complete Face Palette
This palette has changed my life! It’s a really good selection of eyeshadows and face products which have made my beauty regime so easy on those days where I just can’t choose! This is supposed to be an ‘all-in-one’ kind of kit and it is so handy’ there are 4 matte and 4 shimmery (metallic) eyeshadows, a blusher, highlighter and bronzer in this kit.. All encased in a small little box with a good sized mirror! I love the natural shades and I think the colour payoff of the eyeshadows are really good! The highlighter makes your skin look so healthy and the blush and bronzer are just perfect for my skin tone! This palette was on my face all month in January!

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Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder
I got this powder almost two years ago and despite using it so much, it’s doing really well! It’s a beautifully creamy powder which isn’t chalky rather, soft and almost like a powder foundation! I love this lighter shade under my eyes which I’ve needed, because last month was so busy! It set my concealer really well and helped brighten the eye area by heaps and bounds! What more could I ask for!?

What beauty products have you been enjoying? What were your favourites from last year?

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Ted Baker Make Up


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In the UK, Boots are really well known for their Christmas sales and the products they release from tonnes of brands for the festive season! I recently popped in there and saw Ted Baker make up kits, which is completely new for me to use! I wanted to try it because Ted Baker is a high end brand, so I grabbed this kit.. Have a look..

The Great and the Gorgeous Cosmetic Gift Set – £40 (they have now put up the price)
The kit came in at £19 (I was so chuffed at the affordable price but they still have it in their ‘3 for 2’ sale). As always with Ted Baker, the packaging is incredible and the products inside are made of good quality!

The kit comes with: a bronzing compact, lipstick crayons, eye liner, shimmer eye creams, eye glitter, false eyelashes and glue, nail polishes, illuminating liquids and cosmetic brushes! Tonnes of products!

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The swatches of the products show the quality of the makeup! It really is worth it!
The colours are autumn happy and I just love the idea of carrying around that rose gold compact!

The brushes are MAC quality.. Seriously! I love the lip crayon shades which are super moisturising and pigmented AND.. All the nail varnishes and highlighting (illuminating) pots, are crazy beautiful! The eyeliner is pigmented and long lasting and the other eye make up (lashes, glitter and cream shadow), are so natural and easy to wear!

October Beauty Favourites!


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It’s that time of year again when a month has gone by and you’re nearing the end of the year! Have a look at some of my favourites from the month of October.. Very autumn/fall inspired!

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L’oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Solution – £4.99
When I bought this cleanser, I wasn’t expecting high praises for it, but I’m amazed at how well it removes makeup. It’s effortless and is so simple. It really does feel like water and leaves no residue on your skin at all, making it feel as soft as the day your mother birthed you! Definitely worth it!

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Burberry Body – £45 (35ml)
When autumn/ fall comes around, I love changing up my scents a bit. Every season, I like to have a set of new scents that I try to use up (mainly because I have so much perfume). But last month, Burberry Body had me going crazy! I got this sample in a GlossyBox and I fell in love with it but I forgot I had it! I’ve now ordered a full size and I’m so excited for it to arrive so I can actually spray it rather than spill it on myself! It’s a lovely day and evening scent and is really musky and deep.. Not fruity in the slightest! It’ll be one of the most sophisticated scents in your collection!

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MONU Illuminating Primer – £22 50ml
I received this in this months GlossyBox and although I’ve only used it for 1 week, I’m in awe! This is a primer which holds makeup in place and makes your face look brighter and glowing! Check, check, check for all the benefits they claim this cream to have! It’s amazing! It’s light to put on top of moisturiser and it adds a really subtle glitter to your face, which is actually so flattering! I love using this whilst the heating has been on because my skin can look quite dry however, not with this baby on my skin.. It makes your skin look more radiant than ever!

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MAC 109 brush – £27
When I bought this brush, I was expecting big things because of the hype about it and I’m not surprised! I have loved using this brush for so many things: blusher, bronzer, contour and powder! It’s the perfect size because it’s not too big and the shape means it fits in the crevices of your face really easily. It’s not the softest brush by any means, but it grabs and dispenses powder really well all over the skin!

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Benefit Fake Up Concealer (in shade 1) – £18.50
And here we are again with yet another staple product from Benefit Cosmetics! They are doing really well with me lately! I bought this around 6 months ago and initially disliked t! It claims to be hydrating and creaseless and it really is hydrating! You can tell from the swatch how moisturising and creamy it is! Creaseless: no! May be my eye creases are a little too deep to handle for this little wand of magic. I don’t mind at all though! During the colder months, I’ve loved applying this to brighten and hydrate my under eye area! It has medium coverage. It’s difficult to get used to at first but it’s SOOOOO good once you get the hang of it.. LOVE!

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No. 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Classic Rose – £9.50
And next up, this amazing lipstick! When autumn/fall comes around, I have to have a lip colour a little darker but I can’t rock mega dark lips, mainly because I’m a wimp! I like wearing rose colours because I feel they suit my skin tone! I actually got this lipstick free after buying a few things from No.7 (comes in a set with a lip brush, gloss and lipstick). I love how velvety it feels and it’s super pigmented! It’s completely matte in colour and lasts ages! Wears off beautifully and is as cheap as chips if you want to buy it.. Staple for the colder months for sure!

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MAC Posey Cream Blush – £18
When autumn comes, my cheeks go super dry and applying powder seems like the worst thing in the world, so cream blush is a saviour! I mentioned this blush in a blog last year and I still love it as much as I did then! It’s a gorgeous orange- toned brown colour that works superb on that pale cold skin we all get in autumn/ winter! It isn’t too creamy and stays on my skin for longer than any other cream blush, plus, it’s super pigmented so I’ve been loving using this!

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Benefit Watts Up – £24.50
Like I mentioned before, the colder months dry out and my skin and leave it feeling really horrible and dry in areas. So I tend to break out the highlighter more so during wintertime! I received a sample of this highlighter and ignore it for a while until I tried it a few months ago and was blown away! It’s almost the exact same shade as my skin (may be a little more pink) and has a beautiful shimmer! It really does look wet! You can see from the swatch how it applies before and after blending! It’s not a gold nor silver shimmer so will suit almost every skin tone! Perfect for winter!

KIKO, Maybelline and Essie Make Up haul!


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I know I’m a little late with my daily blog posts but hopefully, I’ve managed to adjust my routine what with fasting and everything.. So here goes my first post!!

I recently went to Westfield and couldn’t help but stop off at one of my new favourite make up stores: KIKO! They have amazing quality products and for really good value so I couldn’t resist some of their goodies! Fortunately for me, all of the stuff I liked was on offer in their sale section!

The first thing that caught my eye was this ‘Wet and Dry eyeshadow palette in Holi Vibrations’. I bought a few other palettes from this collection which I hauled in a previous blog post and I love them! These colours are perfect for summer! They’re bright but not too bright and the shimmer will look gorgeous in summer along with those lovely pastel colours! They have fall out but nothing major so HAPPY DAYS!

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Wet and Dry eyeshadow palette in Holi Vibrations £8.40

Having tried KIKO’s eye products only, I had a little dabble with these gorgeous blushes they have to offer! I had to get 2 because I could choose! They had a few to choose from but I chose the colours that would suit me beat! I like a subtle blush at the moment (a far cry from my previous look) and these have a beautiful finish.. The beige/gold colour on the end is shimmery so creates a lovely highlighted look!

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Colour Explosion multi tone blush in Wild Sienna 01 £5.90

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Colour explosion multi tone blush in Active Mauve 03 £5.90

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And just as I was leaving the store, these grabbed my attention! When I tested them on my hand, I knew I’d use these constantly! This lovely lips and cheeks product has a lovely texture and is really well pigmented! They haven’t over-done the pigment because its to be used on the cheek too- I suppose they want their consumers to not look like clowns! I love the texture, the smell (like vanilla!). These completely remind me of Sleek Pout Polishes but are so much better.. In my opinion!

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Glow Touch lips and cheeks in Pleasent Pink Azalea 04 £2.90

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Glow Touch in Icy Watermelon 02 £2.90

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Then I made a cheeky stop to Boots and picked up some non-essential essentials ;)

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Maybelline the falsies blackest black mascara £7.99

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Essie Nail Varnish in Russian Roulette £7.99

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Let me know what you guys think of this new style of photography!

What products have you tried from KIKO?

Spring time colour.. PINK!


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I blogged last year about my love for purple make up (and everything else) especially because it looks universally good on anyone and at any time of the year! But this year for me, it’s been all about PINK! Can you blame me?? I’m a girl after all!

Here are some of my favourite pink picks from my collection!

KIKO limited edition eye shadow palette in Peach Lake 01

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MAC sheer tone blush in Pink Swoon

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Dior Poudre highlighter in Rose Diamonds

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Dior Lipstick SS13 collection in Bow

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Inglot lip gloss in 95

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KIKO eye liner in 108

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Barry M gelly nail paint in Dragon Fruit

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KIKO Cosmetics haul/ review


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On the way back to my car when I went shopping on Saturday in Westfield White City, London, I saw a shop which had an amazing eye shadow palette right at the door! It was called KIKO! The shop looked like a softer and less edgier version of Inglot or MAC so I went in to take a closer look the shop and I was really impressed!

I think this shop originates from Milan, Italy and I was so impressed by the price and products, I picked up a few items which I am so happy with!

This eye shadow palette was the first thing I saw! The colours are beautiful and I love the way you can use them wet too as they are designed for that! The pinks are perfect for the spring/summer months! They had a neutral and darker palette too but I loved the versatility of this once. I could use the colours for face highlighters, blush, eye brows as well as eye shadow! They are really well pigmented and the packaging is super cute!

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The next item I was were these eye liners which were only £3.90 each! That’s less than drug store prices! I had to pick up a few! I love the purple colour which has a purple/ pink glitter and the green looks really nice and subtle! The nib is a felt tip applicator and is so easy to use!

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When I was paying at the till, I spotted this highlighter duo and when I swatched it on my hand, it was so creamy and pigmented! I know I’ll use this a lot for highlighting my brows and eyes on summer days so the light can show off the beautiful shimmer of the highlighter!

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These four items came in at £31.60! Bargain!

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Pearly Regal Purple super colour eye liner: 110 – £3.90
Dark Slate Green super colour eye liner: 104 – £3.90
Colour Party Palette Wet and Dry Eye shadow palette: 01 Peach Lake – £16.90
Perfect eyes duo highlighter pencil: 1 shade only – £6.90

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Make up collection/ organisation


When it comes to storing my make up, I like everything like to be together. Because I use different products daily, I like to be able to see exactly what I have. So I thought it would be perfect on this fine blogging April day, to show you my collection!

I currently use a chest of drawers to store everything in because its big and easily accessible

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I use the top drawer for everyday used products..

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.. Which I then use glossy boxes, take away boxes and various other boxes to store things in

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I use my second drawer for products I don’t use as often as well as tools and miscellaneous items

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And the main thing I keep in this drawer.. Nail varnish

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My make up collection is quite extreme! People collect different things but mine just happens to be make up! I think I’m happy with all the stuff I have now.. We’ll see how long that lasts!

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BARGAIN MAKE UP HAUL!!!!


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Well obviously, it’s that time of the month.. Where a woman wants to do nothing more than shop for make up products which she no way needs, and never even knew she wanted until she saw it on the shelf! Not linked to hormones at all.. Let’s just call it NATURAL to waste money when we’re bored :)

When I got in Boots, I found so many offers on brands and products that I loved! I knew instantly I wanted to post a bargain make up haul! So all the products are on offer! If they’re not on offer.. They’re dirt cheap! You don’t need to have a wallet that weighs a tonne for these babies!!

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My receipt!

SO! I got a few things.. Originally I went into Boots to find an eye shadow colour that @essiebutton had mentioned on her YouTube channel! I thought it was stunning and as I’m no way ever going to waste money on a MAC eye shadow when I can find a high street priced dupe, I went on the hunt..

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Shale £12.00

So the first thing I picked up was This nail varnish from Number 17! It’s the magnetic kind that creates a funky metallic look to your nails and since I had never tried one before, I thought I’d go for it!

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Lilac £5.99

To top off my excitement, Boots had an offer were they were giving a free trio of limited edition ‘Bronze’ make up products if you spent over £5.99! I love 17 products so of course went for it! Inside the box, there was an eye shadow, lip gloss and cream blusher which are all products I love to use! The lip gloss was a nice nude colour and has a little shimmer in but looks gorgeous! More of a brown nude than pink but it looks good on the lips and would definitely look good on a tanned person!

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The blusher was very disappointing! Has the consistency of a cream eye shadow and the colour is so orange and has a horrible shimmer to it! After trying it on my cheeks, I felt no different so will have to throw that ‘accidentally’ under the bed!

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Bronze

The last item.. The eye shadow of my dreams! During the rest of the shopping trip, I searched every kiosk for the MAC dupe but never found it until I went home, and this eye shadow greeted my life! It was exactly what I was looking for! It looks über shiny in the pot but on the skin has a lovely metallic feel to it! EXACTLY what I wanted! I love this colour!

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Statuesque

Rimmel are having a 3 for 2 offer in Boots so I thought I would treat myself! I first picked up the Glam Eyes Day to Night mascara! This really does look nice! I accidentally picked up 002 Brown Black, however, it looks really nice and not as piercing as black mascara so I quite like it! I tried it on straight away although cant give it a proper review, because I already had mascara on!

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002 Brown Black £7.99

Then, I saw this eye shadow quad and fell in love with the colours! I don’t usually like shimmer or metallics but am at the moment during the sunny weather we’re having here in London so picked it up! It has a gorgeous champagne, bronze, nude peach and dirty blonde colour! They look great by themselves or with matte contouring! They’re really well pigmented too! Apart from the champagne colour which is very dull.. Doesn’t really have strong pigmentation at all!

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Sun safari £6.99

Lastly, I got this lipgloss! I love pinky colours but nothing too bright and deep pinks are my favourite! I remember I used to have this lipgloss but misplaced it somewhere and I’ve rediscovered it! Not only is the colour great, but the texture isn’t too sticky and it has the most gorgeous glitter particles in it! Doesn’t last very long though but, I’ll definitely try more colours in the future!

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Captivate me £6.29

I’ve always wanted to try a natural collection blush and so I picked up this one today after I saw it was so inexpensive! This is a gorgeous rosy pink colour and looks great on the cheeks! Has a really soft and satin feel too! Only thing is that it can look quite chalky and can easily blend away! So I would apply a cream product like extra primer, cream highlighter etc. to help it stick!

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Pink cloud £1.99

Soap and Glory released a make up line a while back and I have never really tried anything major from them! I’ve had a few free samples such as ‘Mother Pucker’ lip gloss and ‘Thick and Fast’ mascara but always wanted to try more! When I saw Boots had an offer for £3 off, I couldn’t resist! I love their body supplies, and I love their make up too!

The Kick Ass Concealer I got in medium and I LOVE IT! It has a very salmon toned colour and a bright under eye concealer too! They actually say the salmon colour should be used as a facial concealer rather than under eye but I would use it as a corrector and apply the lighter shade after to enhance the under eye area! It also has a powder puff, which I LOVE! The translucent powder is so fine and satin like!

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Medium £7.00

The Cheekmate is a lip and cheek stain! You guys know how much I love my Body Shop stain but this has a more creamy consistency! It blends like a dream but I haven’t tested it’s longevity yet! I’ll keep you guys posted!

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Rosy glow £6.00

I got this brush from Sainsbury’s which is a supermarket like Target! I really wanted a pencil brush but wanted to see whether it suits the way I do my eye make up before I invested in a MAC brush! This cost £3.99 and is dual ended with an angled brush on the other side! I love it! I tested it straight away on a general smoky eye and it looked GREAT! It has a short, stubby and precise tip which helps you get a perfect outer corner and crease going!

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Smokey eye brush £3.99

That’s the end of the make up haul guys! Clothing haul coming up soon! little tip is when you have a 3 for 2 offer, get products which are priced around the same price! This way you get full use out of the deal!

Just so you guys know, I tried to test this make up straight away after i got it
and I applied as I normally would! I also carried out my evening duties as usual and even had a little nap hence, the real views I have!

It goes to show that if you look for deals, you’ll often find what you’re looking for! I’ll be doing a make up look using these products soon!

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