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11.10.17

COLOURPOP HAUL, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Getting into the nits and grits of my recent US HAUL, today I'm sharing my Colourpop goodies. What you see here is 2 orders due to restocks and new launches.

4.10.17

COVER FX NATURAL FINISH FOUNDATION, CUSTOM COVER DROPS & CUSTOM ENHANCER DROPS REVIEW*

Welcome back, Today I'm reviewing a few things from Cover FX which I was kindly sent by Cult Beauty like always all my reviews are 100% my own. I picked three items to review; the Natural Finish Foundation, Custom Cover Drops and Custom Enhancer Drops.

27.9.17

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS MODERN RENAISSANCE PALETTE REVIEW


It's about time that I review the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette (£41). My friend's dad picked this up for me while he was in Sephora and it's a whole lot cheaper over in the states.  I've had this for a month now so I've had a good time experimenting with this. This palette is a cult favourite and many many people have reviewed this but if you want my side of the story....

25.9.17

US HAUL | JACLYN HILL X MORPHE + COLOURPOP HAUL

US haul you say? It's basically a whole load of Colourpop Cosmetics and the Morphe X Jaclyn Hill palette that has finally arrived at my doorstep. I picked up the Jaclyn Hill palette on the second restock but it was actually my Colourpop order that made it take so long to arrive. As you should know by now I buy a couple of things I want from the US and then get it consolidated into one package for cheaper shipping costs and avoiding customs- I should do a full post of this but scroll down to find out more.

22.9.17

NEW IN BEAUTY

One of those show rather than tell blog posts, today I'm sharing what's new in my collection.

18.9.17

SEPTEMBER BIRCHBOX X OLIVER BONAS

This month's Birchbox is a collaboration with Oliver Bonas which you also receive a discount code, the theme is ' Work hard, play hard & be kind'. There are 5 products in this month's Birchbox and comes in a beautiful print draw box. If you didn't know Birchbox is a subscription which costs £12.99 a month including postage and packaging. Use my referral link here to sign up!

13.9.17

BOURJOIS ROUGE VELVET LIPSTICK COLLECTION REVIEW FROM INFLUENSTER*

I was sent the Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick to review from Influenster which is a platform where people share their reviews from beauty to food. It hasn't been long that the app was launched in the UK and you get chosen to review their boxes they sent out where I received with these 12 lipsticks that I am going to talk about today.

11.9.17

CURRENT FAVOURITES

What happens when you miss you monthly favourites? rename as current favourites. I have been constantly reaching for these products which are my go-to for when I know it's quick and safe. (When  I say quick it means at least half an hour and it's actually my base which takes the longest).

25.8.17

SLEEK SOLSTICE HIGHLIGHTING PALETTE AND MATTE LIP CREAM IN SHABBY CHIC

I've always been meaning to try out the Sleek highlighting palette and came across the highlight and lip kit at Boots on offer which basically meant it needed to be mine. I've tried the Matte Me Lip Cream before in the past, therefore, I have only swatched the colour as I'm not a fan of the formula which I've talked about here. To find out more how I got on with the highlighter palette read on.

23.8.17

JUVIAS PLACE SAHARAN PALETTE REVIEW

It's been a while since I wrote a single review on one product, what better than to start with than with one of my newest eyeshadow addition. I have been deliberating whether to purchase the Juvia's Place eyeshadow palette for a while and when BeautyBay announced they stocked it, I bought it immediately (My sister actually paid for this as my birthday present) I decided to step out my comfort zone and opted for the Saharan Palette which is packed with vibrant shades.

16.8.17

PROLONGING YOUR SUMMER GLOW


It has been a month since I came back from my holidays and I seriously have holiday blues. I caught quite a tan (for me that is since I was extra pale) and I have been working hard to maintain that glow until Winter hits and I go back to my paleness. These are the products that I have been using to prolong my summer glow.

14.8.17

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: L'OREAL PARIS 24 HR FOUNDATION, LASH PARADISE & POMADE, SLEEK SOLSTICE PALETTE AND NYX ANGEL VEIL

What a better way to play with new makeup than doing first impressions? I've had a LOT of new in products that I have bought and rather than doing a post on what's new why not tell you how I actually got on with them.

10.8.17

MERMAID VIBES AUGUST BIRCHBOX UNBOXING

Welcome to another BirchBox unboxing, this month's themes is 'Mermaid Vibes' and who doesn't like mermaids? I received 5 products in this box which includes the mesmerising Spectrum Collections A05 Brush from the Bomb Shell Collection that we got to choose a few weeks ago. If you didn't know (where have you been? ) Birchbox is a subscription which costs £12.99 a month including postage and packaging. Use my referral link here to sign up!

7.8.17

JULY FAVOURITES

Welcome back, it's a super late one but here is my July favourites or basically favourites from the last two months since I didn't post one last month while I was on holiday. Being on holiday meant I had to be practical and to be honest I wish I didn't take as much makeup as I did since I did not even touch 75% of it.

31.7.17

CURRENT FAVOURITE LIP PRODUCTS

Welcome to another week, today I'm sharing my current favourite lip products that I have been reaching for since I was on holiday. I bought so many lip products with me but only ended up using these.

26.7.17

THE EVERYDAY BASE #1

I always end up going back to certain products and today we are talking about my everyday base. I may change up my bronzers, blush, eyeshadows and so on but these are my current go-to's.

24.7.17

COLOURPOP PRESSED POWDERS - EYESHADOWS, BLUSH, BRONZER AND HIGHLIGHTERS

Colourpop is constantly launching new products and I am constantly topping up my online basket, today we are looking into the Colourpop Pressed Powders - the eyeshadows, blush, bronzers and highlighters. I've had these for a while now so read on for my thoughts.

21.7.17

GOING THROUGH MY EMPTIES #3

I think every blogger and YouTuber like collecting their trash and that's me included - it means we finally finish a product and can also move onto the next. I find these posts really informative especially if it's products that are you wanting to try out. My skin type is oily/combination skin for your reference.

19.7.17

COLOURPOP COSMETICS SUPER SHOCK CHEEK AND BLUSH

Continuing on my the Colourpop collection, we are going through the highlighters and blushers. I have 4 highlighters from CP and 1 blusher; Lunch Money, Wisp, Churro, Candyman and Quarters. Colourpop is an affordable American beauty brand which we have all heard off and is known for their putty/spongey formula in their eyeshadows, highlighters, bronzers and blushers. They've launched their pressed powders and I do own them so there may be another review later.

1,000 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY

This post has been a long time coming, I have planned this since April and finally have the time to make this live, I've been away the last couple of weeks and I am 100 % back into blogging. Thank-you for sticking around! Rules are very simple below using Rafflecopter.

7.6.17

ANOTHER COLOURPOP COSMETICS HAUL

I have been sitting on this blog post for a while and finally have time to blog about it. I've done a huge haul and picked these up during the 20% sitewide offer and when the Empty Magnetic Palette was launched.

5.6.17

NEW IN SKINCARE AND BEAUTY

After a long spending ban, I'm sure you would of all expected this, I hit pan on quite a few products and had to restock. There are a couple of items that you have already seen which I will link the reviews, I hope you're as excited as me to see what I picked up and if there are certain items you want me to review let me know. Getting straight into the post.

31.5.17

MAY FAVOURITES

Hi, I'm back with my monthly favourites, it's been a little quiet on here with everything going on I just wanted to take a little break and now I'm feeling refreshed. This month I've gone back to some old faves and I have been obsessed with a golden brown smokey eye hence all the eyeshadows. Enjoy!

22.5.17

THE ORDINARY HIGH-ADHERENCE SILICONE PRIMER REVIEW

I went ahead and purchased The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer with my Asos order, this was something that I wanted to try on my list from The Ordinary, an affordable skincare brand which has now launched foundations. This product claims to blur, smooth and prime.

19.5.17

A PERSONALISED TEATOX | TEAGIME REVIEW*

Are you a tea or coffee person? I have never been a fan of coffee since it gives me a really bad head so I'm up for all sorts of tea, the traditional ones where you add milk or the more herbal teas with loose leafs. I was kindly contacted by Teagime* to review their subscription service. It is tailored to you by filling a questionnaire based on your taste preferences and health goals which can be updated any time after you sign up. Teagime is UK's only personalised teatox programme and does not contain and unhealthy and painful colon cleansing effects.

17.5.17

COLOURPOP SUPER SHOCK SHADOWS | THE SHIMMERS

Last time I talked about the Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadows in the matte formula, today we are going to go through the shimmers/toppers that I have in my collection. The Super Shock Shadows have a unique bouncy texture and is what Colourpop was known for along with their lippie sticks when they first launched. The Super Shock Shadows are $5 dollars each and they always launch new shades and collections. Getting straight into the collection.

15.5.17

ARDERE COSMETICS NATURAL TO NIGHT EYESHADOW PALETTE REVIEW


Many of you know I swear by the Ardere Cosmetics Brow Fibre and Flawless Concealer. And I am so happy to review their latest addition to their portfolio. The Natural to Night Palette*. This palette contains 9 eyeshadows suitable for day to night wear with a mixture 4 different formulas, matte, satin, metallic and diamond.

12.5.17

SWIMWEAR PICKS


Who else can't wait till the holidays? I have booked my flights to go to the Philippines on a real beach holiday. I have been looking at soo much swimwear and these are the bits that I have been liking along with some accessories that I have spotted. I have included all the links below.

10.5.17

GET SUMMER FEET READY



Today I'm sharing products and tip and trips to get your summer sandal feet ready.My feet is always the place on my body that I always neglect and we stand on our feet all day so they do need to be looked after and pampered. There's nothing worse that putting on your new summer sandals for you to discover dry feet and cracked heels. I'm sure you want to rock those summer shoes so now it the time to prep.

8.5.17

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS | MAY BIRCHBOX



This month Birchbox is every blogger's dream, a beautiful marble effect box with a peachy pink pull out draw. Birchbox is a subscription box that caters to your beauty profile that you create sent to you every month for £12.99 including P & P. This month I received 5 products in my box, so let's get unboxing.

3.5.17

MY TEETH WHITENING ROUTINE



This has been a long whirlwind trying to get this post up. Today I'm sharing my teeth whitening routine and who doesn't want whiter teeth? I love my curries and hot Cheetos and my teeth get easily stained, so if this is you read on. I love using the below product for a brighter and whiter smile that does not break the bank.

1.5.17

COLOURPOP SUPER SHOCK MATTE SHADOWS



It's been a while since I picked up and used these Super Shock Shadows from Colourpop, today I am sharing the mattes that I have in my collection and my thoughts on the colours and texture. The Super Shock Shadows are priced at $5 each.

26.4.17

APRIL FAVOURITES



Can you believe it's the end of April already? I have been on a spending ban so I have not been buying anything unless I run out so I have been rotating my makeup a lot and falling in love with forgotten products.

24.4.17

THE HIGH AND LOW OF LIQUID LIPSTICKS



I've tried a few liquid lipsticks since it became a huge hype and have collected quite a collection. Most of these are affordable liquid lipsticks on the market and there are much more that I am wanting to try. Today I'm going to be talking about the good and bad liquid lipsticks in all sorts of formula that I have tried so far, rating them out of 5.

19.4.17

THE KONJAC SPONGE MINI RAINFOREST COLLECTION REVIEW

Today I'm introducing the Mini Rainforest Collection that I have been trying out, giving you my full review and all the little details that you need to know. As a huge skincare junkie, I am always excited to try out new products. These Mini Rainforest friends are suitable for extremely sensitive skin like mine and are perfect for cleansing your skin with.

17.4.17

GOING THROUGH MY EMPTIES #2

Welcome back to another empties post, I am still on my spending ban therefore I have been using my makeup and skincare stash and have not bought anything at all, writing this up, I really need a new foundation since I only now have my summer shade which is about 3 shades too dark and I only have a pump or two left in the EX1 Foundation. I digress so let's take a look through my trash.

12.4.17

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL APRIL BIRCHBOX X BODEN



This month's Birchbox is in collaboration with Boden an iconic British Fashion Brand filled with vibrant and colourful prints. The theme of this is 'The Bold and The Beautiful' encouraging you to embrace more colours, more prints creating your own personal style. Withing this month's Birchbox I received 5 items, 2 which were full-size products. Birchbox is a subscription box which costs £12.99 a month including P+P based on your profile that you create.

10.4.17

#YESSTYLE BEAUTY BOX | SWEET SPRING MAKEUP KIT REVIEW*



Last month I signed up to try out the YesStyle's Beauty Box containing 5 full size and four sample-size makeup or beauty products. This box surrounds itself around the themes of Korean makeup for a fresh look this spring. Being a huge Korean beauty fan I was really excited to test out new products that I haven't come across before. Getting straight into the review.

5.4.17

THE ORDINARY ANTI-AGING REGIME REVIEW | A MONTH ON (or more)



I know that everyone is talking about this brand left, right and centre and I was sceptical about putting this up but who doesn't want affordable skin care?, I have used these well over a month now ( I received them on the 18th February) and this is how I've got on with them so far.

3.4.17

MONDAY MAKEUP / MINILAMIST LOOK



Happy Monday guys, I thought I would share what I've applied onto my face today, today is a stay at home Monday but I did want to look put together and not constantly touch my face when I have no makeup on. I'm an either an all or nothing type of girl and this look is so simple for that quick errand run or I don't want to scare the postman look

31.3.17

THE WEDDING GUEST

We all know that wedding season is approaching and you're probably starting to look through a lot of dresses or maybe even started panicking. This time last year my sister's wedding was in May so I was buying a million dresses and kept sending them back since they weren't what I was looking for and I was buying them for the sake of buying. It all depends on down to what role your playing in the wedding when you come to dress choices and what part of the day you are going to. I've split this into 3 categories and they are mostly from Asos since I have next day delivery so if you are in panic mode you'll get them to you tomorrow.

29.3.17

THE SPRING EDIT


Welcome back everyone, today I'm sharing my spring picks especially eyeshadows, bronzer, blush and highlighter picks. I've already picked out my 6 Spring Lip Picks so don't forget to check those out. Spring is when I turn to my fresh and brighter colours such as pinks, champagnes and bronze shades. I know everyone is loving their peach shades but I don't think the colours suit me that well on my eyelids.

27.3.17

MARCH FAVOURITES



Welcome back to my monthly faves! I don't have many new products to share since I have been clearing out my collection but I have been changing the techniques I use to apply certain products which I love the result of, plus I'm on a no-buy unless I really need it!

24.3.17

BLUSH TONES



Happy Friday guys! How have you all been? I've finally booked my tickets to go to Hong Kong in June and I am seriously so excited now, my best friend who lives in Hong Kong wants to go to Thailand while I am there, so there may be 2 holidays in 1. I'm still in the process of clearing out my wardrobe and I am now currently going through my shoes. My clothes will be next. I will be putting loads of things on depop 'klau93' so please give some of my things a new home and also on my eBay account here.

22.3.17

6 SPRING LIP PICKS



Hi everyone, since the sun is out (for a few seconds) it gave me the inspiration to go through my lip draw and start picking out the colours that I will wear this season. All my lip choices happen to some form of matte lipstick so I do apologise but I don't lean towards glossy or satin finishes during this time. Also how wonderful is my blog title? Quite a tongue twister. Getting into the post.....

20.3.17

BOURJOIS PARIS HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION & CONCEALER REVIEW

I have seen a couple of reviews of the newly formulated Healthy Mix Foundation and I thought it would be time to pick this up since I loved the old formula. It was my go-to foundation last winter and I have missed using it. They also launched a concealer within the same range which I am reviewing today.

17.3.17

SPRING HOLIDAY PICKS

Hope your enjoying you Friday so far and are looking forward to the weekend, I'm very excited to see Beauty and The Beast and go through my wardrobe. But back to the post, I'm sure we are all ready to book some holidays up and have a little getaway, I have been planning some trips and I've been on the look out for some Spring/Summer items and these that have caught my eye so far.

15.3.17

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED MARCH BIRCHBOX


This month Birchbox contains 5 personalised beauty products from around the globe. We see the return of the original Kraft box as Birchbox celebrates hitting 100,000 subscribers. If you didn't know, Birchbox is a subscription which costs £12.99 a month including P+P based on your profile that you create.

13.3.17

WEEK IN LIPSTICKS #4



Welcome back to Week In Lipsticks, like always I sway towards my nudes and mainly matte lip choices. It's been a while since I done one of these posts and I really do enjoy looking back at these.

10.3.17

SPRING PICKS

Happy Friday guys, the sun is shining and we have a little more warmth, I finally ditched my huge wool scarf so it is definitely time to start planning and picking out a few springs items that I have been wanting in my wardrobe.

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