Makeup Revolution Blush Melts Cream Blush Palette

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Today we’re delving into the world of cream blushes! I was initially looking for powder blushes, but then my friend Hannah got this in a Tam Beauty mystery bag and asked if I wanted it as it wasn’t her cup of tea. Of course I said yes bc I love to try new things and I’ve hopped onto the cream contour trend – so why not blush? The colours looked super vibrant and I was really excited to test out some new blush colours, as I’d only really had the Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar Blush Palette to use before. Continue reading

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Basic Bitch Tries…Gold Double Cut Crease | Ep2

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Today I’m super excited to be back with the second episode of my new series: Basic Bitch Tries You can find out a bit more about it in Episode 1, but basically it’s a series where I test out Insta/MUA makeiup tutorials to see if your average individual can do them. Today I was a bit ambitious as my friend Emily suggested that I attempt this gold double cut crease look by Amy’s Makeup Box, and I was more than a bit apprehensive for this one as I’d never attempted a double cut crease before. I’m always eager to give new things a try, but prewarning: this one does not turn out as acceptable as the first one, but that’s ok as this series is about seeing the positive in my attempts and reminding myself that I’m not a professional and that’s alright. I included my mistakes just so you could see that it’s okay to make them as well, and also that I’m able to laugh at and learn from them. So yeah, let’s get into it; I hope you enjoy seeing me try and conquer my nemesis (eyeliner of any kind)!  Continue reading

August Glossybox – The Final Showdown

 

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So you might be wondering why I’ve given this post such a dramatic title, and that’s because this is the final month of my three month Glossybox subscription. As you saw in my June and July posts, I’ve actually really enjoyed it this time around. This one looks like the most impressive by far, but what do I think of the Girls Just Wanna Have Sun box; is it as cute as its pastel blue packaging? Keep reading to find out! Continue reading

Shuffle The Music Tag (Emo af)

 

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I was tagged by the wonderful Nia from Wonderlands Angels to do the Shuffle The Music Tag. I’ve never done anything like this on my blog before, but I thought it would be a great opportunity for you to see what sort of music I listen to! So basically how it works is I hit shuffle on my library and for the first 15 songs that come up, I list them and tell you a bit about them. So, let’s get into it…*prepares to be exposed as an emo nerd*

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3 Makeup Products I Miss

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The idea for this post came from the fact that I’m ridiculously spotty lately – bare with me. It made me wish that my foundation was a bit more full coverage, which made me wanna switch back to my last foundation, which then gave me the idea to write about makeup products I miss: i.e. products that I wish I could repurchase right now. (They’re in no particular order btw). The reasons why I don’t have like one of these is pretty tragic/a makeup-lover’s nightmare so keep reading if you wanna laugh at my life and get a bit of a storytime haha! Continue reading

Basic Bitch Tries… Subculture Instagram Tutorial | Ep1

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So I came up with this series while I was following an insta tutorial this morning. I don’t know about you guys, but 99% of the time when I follow tutorials, they just never turn out as good…even when you use the same products as the guru that’s doing it. My makeup skills are not the worst in the world but they’re also not the best – I can pull off uncomplicated glam looks fairly well, but I’m no professional. So that’s why I decided that I’m gonna put tutorials to the test in this series, so I can find out whether your average blogger/makeup lover/basic bitch can recreate the flawless looks you see on social media every day.

We’re kicking things off with the very tutorial that gave me the idea by @kaseyrayton! (her version linked here). She looks amazing of course, but can a basic bitch like me pull it off by following everything she does step-by-step? Keep reading to find out!

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Testing Technic Cosmetics #3

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I’m really excited to be working with Technic Cosmetics again this week, as I always love testing the new products they have to offer! The range of products this time around really blew me away, and I especially enjoyed the lolly they sent me haha! (I love all things strawberry flavoured, so…). They sent me their Strobe FX Cream in Sunkissed, their Primer Spray, their Cream Foundation Contouring Palette, a Lip Kit, their Skinny Liner and their Bronzing Baked Eyeshadows. I’ve been testing these over the past couple weeks to really get a sense of whether they work for me, so keep reading to find out what I thought!

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Sleek Matte Me Metallic Lip Cream

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As I’ve said before, I’ve not really tried that many metallic lipsticks and I’m a bit wary of them. However I decided to give one of the Sleek ones a try as for £4.99 they seemed like an affordable way to jump on the trend. Plus the shade Volcanic, (the one I went for as part of my Mini Haul) looked really interesting in the tube and it really did give me volcanic vibes. It’s the classic Sleek packaging, so I expected classic Sleek results; I ended up falling in love with the Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette, so keep reading to find out whether I’ll fall in love with this!
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