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BEAUTYBAY COLOUR THEORY EVOLVE PALETTE REVIEW

BEAUTYBAY COLOUR THEORY EVOLVE PALETTE REVIEW

BeautyBay, the online makeup retailer, have always given us access to the biggest brands here in the UK. Excitingly, they’ve recently launched their own brand of makeup! They’re experts in all things beauty and know what people want to buy, so it wasn’t a surprising move, and […]

PETRA X REVOLUTION PALETTE REVIEW

PETRA X REVOLUTION PALETTE REVIEW

links are affiliated but all opinions are my own, as always! So, Revolution has launched another collab palette. We’ve had plenty of those of late, so it’s no surprise that there’s another. This time we have an eyeshadow palette from Petra, a vlogger from the […]

REVOLUTION CONCEAL & DEFINE FOUNDATION REVIEW

REVOLUTION CONCEAL & DEFINE FOUNDATION REVIEW

After the highly successful launch of the Conceal & Define concealer, Revolution brought out the Conceal & Define foundation in 24 shades. It retails for £9 in Superdrug and RevolutionBeauty, and launched alongside a supersize version of the concealer, which is £7 for 13ml (the […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX UNBOXING – SEPTEMBER 2018

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX UNBOXING – SEPTEMBER 2018

It’s LookFantastic Beauty Box’s 4th birthday, so this edition of the LFBeautyBox is a little bit extra special. I’m excited to see what’s inside! If you’re new to my LookFantastic Beauty Box unboxings, I do these every single month – you can see past months here – […]

I HEART REVOLUTION CHOCOLATE PALETTES – BEST TO WORST

I HEART REVOLUTION CHOCOLATE PALETTES – BEST TO WORST

I have spent the last 2 months trying out every single chocolate palette from I Heart Revolution. I review a lot of them for YouTube (check out this playlist if you don’t believe me) and I get a fair few questions about which ones are […]

BACK TO SCHOOL MINIMAL MAKEUP

BACK TO SCHOOL MINIMAL MAKEUP

During high school there’s enormous amounts of pressure to wear makeup and keep up with the latest trends, despite school being purely there for learning (and algebra). With most schools adhering to a strict uniform policy, you’re not usually allowed to head into English with […]

AUGUST EDIT / 2018

AUGUST EDIT / 2018

Last month I wished for the heat to end, this month I got my wish granted! Autumn weather seems to be rolling in a little prematurely, which is great for autumn-lovers like myself. Primark is fully stocked with mustard yellow and burgendy clothing and I […]

WAS THE JACLYN HILL X MORPHE VAULT EVEN REFORMULATED?

WAS THE JACLYN HILL X MORPHE VAULT EVEN REFORMULATED?

This post was meant to be a review of the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault Collection, but alas, it is not. Instead, I thought I’d write up my own investigation into what went wrong with the launch – why was it really delayed from June […]

EVERY SINGLE REVOLUTION BEAUTY DUPE

EVERY SINGLE REVOLUTION BEAUTY DUPE

I love a good dupe and I’ve talked about Revolution dupes in great detail before, reviewing countless products from one of their brands that take inspiration from other, more high-end products. I thought it would be beneficial to probably quite a few people if I made a list of […]

CAN WE TRUST BEAUTY INFLUENCERS?

CAN WE TRUST BEAUTY INFLUENCERS?

A question I’ve seen pop up across social media, blogs and youtube recently is – Can we trust the big beauty influencers? There have been incidents where influencers have been caught out in offensive behaviour, undisclosed sponsorships and overcharging for their own products (um, hello […]


MY LIFE

AUGUST EDIT / 2018

AUGUST EDIT / 2018

Last month I wished for the heat to end, this month I got my wish granted! Autumn weather seems to be rolling in a little prematurely, which is great for autumn-lovers like myself. Primark is fully stocked with mustard yellow and burgendy clothing and I am craving a new coat for the season ahead. I’m in my happy place.

At the end of every month, I’ve decided to create my monthly Edits – a mixture of product favourites, other things I’ve been loving, a life update and any other bits and pieces I want to include. It’ll be a great way to summarise my month and something interesting to look back on in the future. Links are affiliated.

BEAUTY FAVES

beauty favourites august 2018

SHOP MY FAVES
MaxFactor Creme Bronzer / £9.99 / SUPERDRUG.COM
I Heart Revolution Summer of Love / £5 / SUPERDRUG.COM / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY.COM
Maybelline Superstay 24hr Foundation / £9.99 / SUPERDRUG.COM

I didn’t actually buy too much makeup this month, despite the previous couple of months being quite spendy. I bought some Wet n Wild products to test out (it launched on Beauty Bay! I liked the 4 pan palettes and bronzer the best) and some new bronzers for a future video. My favourite purchase out of everything was probably the CoverFX bronzer, which was reduced down to £5.99 from £34 in the Beauty Outlet. I also like the MaxFactor Creme bronzer and the I Heart Revolution Summer of Love bronzer. Finally, I picked up Maybelline Superstay foundation in 03 (previously I had 05) and it’s becoming one of my favourite foundations!

LIFESTYLE FAVES

monthly edit - august

Myself and my husband have been watching a lot of iZombie, which I didn’t expect to enjoy as much as we did! Also on Netflix, I’ve been watching a lot of teen rom-coms, like To All The Boys I Loved Before, The Duff, The Kissing Booth and Edge of Seventeen. It reminds me of my 15 year old self, going to the cinema with my friends and watching a cheesy love story about people the same age as us.

Now that Autumn is just around the corner, I’ve been eyeing up all the warm jumpers, burgendy and mustard colours and corduroy in clothes shops (let’s be real, Primark). I love the season so much; it makes me so happy to have slightly cooler days and needing a coat! I’m also excited about the prospect of Halloween and Pumpkin Spice Lattes…

LIFE UPDATE

monthly edit august

What did I even do in August? Chris went on holiday towards the end of the month, which meant I was home alone for a whole 6 days! I haven’t been on my own since before we were married, so it was quite strange. I do have daily vlogs from that entire time if you’d like to see what I got up to, you can find my vlog channel here!

Other than that, August has been a pretty laid-back, do-nothing month. I feel really boring, but I literally did nothing.

UPLOADED IN AUGUST

monthly edit august

YOUTUBE
Beauty Favourites / Poundland Haul / Testing Poundland Makeup / Imogenation x Revolution Review / Testing Wet n Wild / I Heart Revolution Lemon Drizzle Review / I Heart Revolution Macaroons Review / I Heart Revolution Cotton Candy Review / I Heart Revolution Galactic Review / Can We Trust Beauty YouTubers? / Was the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault Really Reformulated? / Husband Does My Makeup / Why Was the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault Really Delayed? / The Best Revolution Dupes / Beginner Makeup Kit / £300 Makeup Haul Update / Makeup of the Week

BLOG
Two Years of Bullet Journaling / Glowy Summer Makeup / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / New I Heart Revolution Palettes / Can We Trust Beauty Influencers? / Every Single Revolution Dupe / Was the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault Really Reformulated?

CURRENTLY

monthly edit august

WATCHING /  New series of Gotham! Also iZombie (we’re on season 3) and Jane the Virgin Season 3 and 4 / READING / Nothing right now! I finished all my books; I’ve treated myself to another 4 thrillers, though / PLAYING / Again, we’re not actually playing anything at the moment. I did start replaying Happy Home Designer on the 3DS but haven’t in a while / WEARING / Dressing gowns, pyjamas, jumpers / USING / Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm / EATING / Trying to eat healthy meals, but I had two takeaways last week / LISTENING TO / New releases on Spotify!