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“Warm Chocolate Eyes + Rosy Lips”: Quick & Easy Drugstore Interview Makeup

If you’re following me on Insta (cough cough, plug plug), you’d have seen I’d posted a selfie in which I wore this particular make-up look. Not to blow my own trumpet (not heard that in a while haha) but I quite liked my make-up that day – *plays Feelin’ Myself in the background* – and decided to share it on the blog. So here it is…



BEAUTY // Lip Combo #1: Spring/Summer Coral Lip

Hope you all had a lovely Easter!

I’ve been ill for a good part of the past week or so but the bright side is that it meant I had lots of time to have a play around with my never ending stash of lipsticks and lip pencils. Usually one to shy away from a bright lip however, this suddenly sunnier weather has definitely inspired me to try out a bolder colour that isn’t my usual red or plum. Enter coral. I usually wear coral on my nails but never ventured to try it on my lips because I’ve been concerned it was too bright for my darker complexion. I’ve discovered that once the right lip combo is put together, you can pretty much wear whatever lipstick shade – bright or dark – regardless of your skin tone. So I thought I’d with you how I wear a coral lip in prep for the upcoming summer months, enjoy!


The Beauty Scenario Tag

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So I was tagged by the lovely Shannon to do the Beauty Scenario Tag. Apparently its been around for a while now but I personally haven’t heard of this one before. It sounds like an interesting different one and I’m looking forward to answering some go the tricky questions. Let’s get to it! (more…)

BEAUTY // REVIEW: Illamasqua Powder Foundation (Shade 330)

Illamasqua was one of those brands that I admired from far as I could never bring myself to splurge. However, when I saw they had a sale with items up to 70% off, I caved and had a rummage through the website to come across their powder foundation that was reduced from £26.00 to *drum roll* £7.80!! Yes, £7.80 – CRAY. And to top it all off, it was shade 330 (the darkest shade) was the shade that was discounted and the colour looked as if it would work with my skin tone. So I bought it and I thought I’d share my thoughts on it in this post. (more…)

Beauty // No.7 Instant Radiance Foundation Review

So I went to my local Boots last weekend with mum for a browse when I noticed the No. 7 match made service counter. I didn’t hold a lot of hope that my shade would be there but after getting the MUA on hand to do the match test, I was surprised to have found a match! I was told my shade was Walnut, which is the darkest one available in the No. 7 range. I told the MUA I use foundation to even out my skin tone a bit and how I want something to brighten my skin especially in the colder months when my skin can tend to look dull. She suggested the Instant radiance foundation and as I didn’t fancy staying in store, she gave me a sample to take away. I thought I’d share my thoughts on it for a few reasons; one being I haven’t seen many reviews on this shade of this collection and another being…I wanted to share it with you guys. Hope they’re good enough enough reasons and you find this somewhat a helpful or enjoyable read at least!