Nars ‘And God Created the Woman’ Palette

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So, Space NK may have happened. When I saw this product, I had to restrain myself..but that evidently didn’t last long. Seriously though, how gorgeous is this palette? It may have been ridiculously over priced, but I thought that I should treat myself once in a while, even if it does blow a huge whole in the bank statement. I’ve seen so many people talk about the ‘And God Created The Woman’ palette from Nars, so I couldn’t not pick it up.

It comes with 6 stunning shades, with both matte and shimmery shades ranging from light pinks to deep chocolatly browns, defiantly my kind of palette. All the shadows I believe you can also buy in single form, but this handy palette means you can have them all in one. The colours included are:

Alhambra
Bellisma
Kalahari
Galapagos
Coconut Grove

(not sure on the last one, the product description only mentions 5)

Not only do I love the fact that it comes with a mini size of the Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, along with a brush (which is actually really good) but the size of the palette is perfect for travelling!

Seriously get this palette while you can, go and treat yourself!

Twist on the OOTD – Casual Day

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So I thought it would be a good idea to do a slight twist on an OOTD. Usually you would see me actually wearing the outfit, but instead I thought of laying it out like this..I don’t know if it works or not, you can be the judge of that! Today I just popped into town, firstly for a lecture and then to do a spot of shopping (no surprise there). I love this outfit, it’s comfortable but still looks good. I would pair it with tights, boots and a leather jacket on a cold day, but days where it’s slightly hotter then I would probably just wear white converses.

Top: Zara
Skirt: New Look
Sunglasses: Peacocks
Necklace: H&M

Thank you for reading!xx

New Make-up Buys – Loreal

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I’m always the one who gets hooked into offers at Boots, whether it’s 3 for 2 or buy 1 get second 1/2 price. This time it was good old 3 for 2 across all Loreal make-up, so I obviously had to take up the offer. I originally planned on stopping at the Loreal counter to pick up their bronzer. My friend has it and whenever i’m with her I always steal her make-up bag and swatch it. Its the perfect shade for pale people, which is why I was drawn to it in the first place. While I was there one of their eyeshadow quads caught my eye. The colours are perfect for autumn, and I was in need of some new eyeshadows so at £7.99 I thought I would give them a try. And last but not least I picked up one of their Le Blushes in the shade 120. It’s a perfect everyday shade with slight shimmer. The colour itself is a dusty pink, so its not too overpowering. If you would like first impressions/reviews on any of these products then let me know!:)

My Skincare Routine – New Products I’ve been loving!

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I have to admit, when it comes to skincare, I am pretty lazy. Make-up wipes are my best friend, and I know they’re forbidden in the skincare ‘world’ but for me, the connivence of them are just far too appealing. However, lately I have been trying to be good and I have actually found some pretty amazing, inexpensive products that both take my makeup off easily and take hardly any time at all.

Step 1 – Cleanse/Removing Make-up//
For this step i’ve found a new product that is amazing! I simply pour out a little of the Garnier Millecilar Water onto a cotton pad and gently swipe over my face. I also use this to remove my eye makeup, and it does it so well. The product itself is just like water so is utterly undetectable when on the skin, perfect if you suffer from sensitive skin like me.

Step 2 – Tone//
I’ve probably used the Clean and Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion since I was about 11. It’s great at not only toning your skin, but it also deeply cleans your pores, leaving your face squeaky clean. This is also a sensitive formula, so is suitable for all skin types.

Step 3 – Moisturise//
Simple is one of those brands whom seem to do it right when it comes to High Street skincare. It’s not only effective but affordable, perfect for students like me who are on a budget. Their Rich Moisturiser is pretty basic, but it does the job! It adds moisture to all those dry patches and sinks in really quickly.

I think it’s easy to forget eye cream in your skincare routine, especially for younger girls. However, I love using the Superdrug’s own eye cream. Its cheap and works great so me. It is gentle under my eyes so I don’t get any irritation and it leaves the area nice and smooth.

Real Techniques Core Collection – Best Makeup Brushes?

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After months of contemplation, I have finally bought these brushes. I probably have way more makeup brushes than is needed for a girl of my age, but I have heard so much about this particular set that I had to try them out! I already have the eye kit from Real Techniques, and they’re brushes that I love and use everyday. The real reason for wanting the Core Collection however was for the Buffing Brush. I’d heard so much hype about it and really wanted to try it out for myself, and its safe to say that I wasn’t disappointed.

All the brushes from the line are made from synthetic fibres, meaning that they are 100% cruelty free (bonus). This also makes them super easy to clean, so if like me you slack when it comes to washing your brushes, this will make the chore a little easier. Another reason why I love these so much is because they don’t shed. There is nothing worse than applying your foundation to find that you have little hairs all over your face, but with these you won’t have that problem.

These brushes apply makeup seamlessly to the skin giving you a completely flawless complexion. They are by far my favourite makeup brushes by price, design and most importantly how they apply makeup.

Sick Day Essentials – Beauty and Random

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Yep, today is one of those days. Is it me, or am I the only one who seems to get ill all the time? Its usually a pesky old cold, but for some reason i’ve picked up tonsillitis, hooray for me! Seeing as bed rest is on the cards, I thought this would be a great opportunity to write this post sharing with you all of my Sick Day Essentials and a few tips on how to make lying in bed all day a little less dull.

Laptop & Films//

For me, having my laptop around is the most essential. It may seem a little sad to some of you, but you can do pretty much anything, from watching films to actually getting some work done. The film i have been loving recently is The Backup Plan, you can’t beat a good chick flick, especially when you’re ill! But if you don’t have a very selective DVD collection, then spend your time browsing on Netflix, I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love to watch!

Music//

However, if films aren’t your cup of tea, then put some tunes on. The great thing with music is, there is something for every mood, so make yourself a Sick Day playlist and get listening! Here is a link to my Sick Day playlist, to get you all inspired. Sick Day Playlist

Books//

If you’re more of a magazine reader or you enjoy reading a good book, sick days are a perfect time to pick either up and have a good read. I’ve currently been loving the books by Linwood Barclay. If crime thrillers are up your alley then I would recommend his books. Alternatively, I love to browse through Look magazine, its my fav!

Beauty//

As far as beauty goes, I can’t say I wear any makeup when i’m ill. Instead I like to treat myself, for example with a good face mask. I’ve been loving the Superdrug’s own Which Hazel mask. It detoxifies your skin and leaves it clean and soft. Apart from my skin, I like to have a good lip balm handy at all times. Maybelline Baby Lips are great, they come in loads of shades so even if you want a wash of colour, these would be perfect!

Muji Acrylic Storage 2 Drawers Wide – Worth the Hype?

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I’m not going to lie, i probably wouldn’t have purchased these drawers without the guidance of most beauty gurus on both youtube and blogs alike. They’re so hyped, i thought that they couldn’t possibly be everything that people say they are. Having said this, i’ve been on the hunt for a new makeup storage solution for a while, so i thought, why not put these to the test.

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I did so much research before buying, with much contemplation on size, shape, lid or no lid, number of drawers..you name it, the choices are endless. In the end i went with 2 of the 2 drawers wide with no lid. As a number of my makeup items are large and bulky, i though the 2 drawers would be deep enough to hold everything, unlike the 5 drawers which i have heard are quite thin.

The one thing i would say with Muji is that there customer service is excellent! I had so much trouble with Royal Mail as my delivery took over 2 weeks longer than usual. When it finally did arrive, the drawers were packaged up so well, i honestly didn’t think i would be able to get to them..probably a good thing right? There was no damage at all, which i was very happy about.

Its safe to say i love these drawers. They’re placed centre stage on my dressing table, which i think looks gorgeous! From the pictures you can see that i use them to store most of my makeup, my more everyday pieces. the top drawer contains lip products, second drawer eyes, 3rd drawer face with blushers and bronzers in the bottom drawer. Everything fits in great and i am so happy with how it looks and how organised it all is! For £10.95 each, i would defiantly say that there worth it!

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