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LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – FEBRUARY 2019

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – FEBRUARY 2019

Links are affiliated but opinions are my own Lurveeee is on the mind this month with the Valentine’s Day themed LookFantastic Beauty Box! There’s six products that represent romance. If you’re new to my unboxings, I have a whole collection of them here for you […]

IS VALENTINE’S DAY A HALLMARK HOLIDAY?

IS VALENTINE’S DAY A HALLMARK HOLIDAY?

Every single Valentine’s day (and the days leading up to it) you’ll have two types of people: you either celebrate or appreciate Valentine’s Day and think it’s a nice way to celebrate love, or you hate it and think it’s just a way for businesses […]

WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE KEEPING A DIARY

WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE KEEPING A DIARY

I think we should all be keeping a diary. I’ve spoken a lot about how I have a bullet journal and how it helps organise my life, but the diary I’m talking about isn’t for scheduling your week, but the ‘Dear Diary…’ type. The type […]

FAVOURITE MAKEUP BRUSHES

FAVOURITE MAKEUP BRUSHES

I get asked quite a lot about what my favourite makeup brushes are and, to be honest, it changes pretty frequently as I try new ones and develop new ways of applying makeup. These brushes, however, are those I really do think will stand the […]

CAN YOU BE A RELATABLE INFLUENCER?

CAN YOU BE A RELATABLE INFLUENCER?

Let me start off this post by saying: I hate the term Influencer. Well, not exactly hate it, because I definitely have stumbled across Instagram feeds with hundreds of thousands of followers where every single post is an #ad – in those sorts of cases, Influencer […]

JANUARY EDIT / 2019

JANUARY EDIT / 2019

Wow, the first Monthly Edit of 2019! A year ago, I wrote my very first one. How times have(n’t) changed. I feel like January is the Monday of the year. Everyone’s a little grumpy and down after December’s celebrations, motivation is at an all-time-low, and […]

SKINCARE COLLECTION & STORAGE

SKINCARE COLLECTION & STORAGE

Recently, we renovated our bathroom – well, half renovated; there’s still the flooring to put down – and part of that renovation was getting a new cabinet specifically for my skincare products. I spent the evening organising and decluttering my skincare collection and placing it […]

EVERYDAY MAKEUP – JANUARY 2019

EVERYDAY MAKEUP – JANUARY 2019

The way I do my makeup year-to-year (even month-to-month!) changes, so I thought it was probably time to do an updated version of my everyday makeup. The last time I wrote a post like this was January 2018, so the way I do my makeup […]

ABH SULTRY REVIEW

ABH SULTRY REVIEW

For Christmas, my husband bought me three new Anastasia Beverley Hills palettes – Norvina, Modern Renaissance and Sultry. As Sultry is the newest (limited edition?) palette, I thought it was only right that I reviewed it in case anyone is debating whether to get it […]

THE BEST AFFORDABLE CONCEALERS FOR PALE SKIN

THE BEST AFFORDABLE CONCEALERS FOR PALE SKIN

Concealers are a tricky one to find if you’re as white as a ghost like me. It gets even more difficult if you’re after a more affordable, drugstore option. Shade ranges are definitely improving (expansion of existing shade ranges and new launches with both paler […]


MY LIFE

JANUARY EDIT / 2019

JANUARY EDIT / 2019

Wow, the first Monthly Edit of 2019! A year ago, I wrote my very first one. How times have(n’t) changed. I feel like January is the Monday of the year. Everyone’s a little grumpy and down after December’s celebrations, motivation is at an all-time-low, and it’s all cold and grey, too.

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 FAVOURITES
beauty favourites - monthly edit january 2019

SHOP MY FAVES
Jessup Brushes / £14.99 / Amazon
L’Oreal 24hr Fresh Wear Foundation / £10.99 / Superdrug / Boots
Nip+Fab Travel Palette / £9.95 / Superdrug / LookFantastic

As it’s January, I seem to be even poorer than usual, meaning I haven’t bought myself too many new things. I did, however, purchase myself some Jessup brushes from Amazon. I was so pleasantly surprised by these brushes! They feel so incredibly soft, but not in a really synthetic, cheap way – they feel high-end and perform beautifully as well. I also loved the L’Oreal Fresh Wear Foundation, which is a relatively new release. It looks really healthy on the skin, is glowy without being too dewy, and lasts a really long time. Finally, the Nip+Fab Travel Palette in Light/Medium was a good investment, as it is perfect for my skintone and is a really handy palette to have, especially for travelling (obviously).

LIFE UPDATE
life update - monthly edit january 2019

I skipped out on my lifestyle favourites this month, as I honestly don’t have anything new to talk about! January, as I said, is a little bit of a ‘meh’ month and we’re poorer than usual. We did, however, finish off our bathroom renovation (almost). The only thing missing is the bath side panels! I love how it looks compared to what it used to look like and it didn’t end up costing as much as we thought. The biggest money-saving thing we did was keep the old layout, radiator and tiles. We painted the tiles white and blue rather than the strange mottled grey with light blue patterns and painted the radiator with white radiator paint, as it was going really yellow. We originally were going to shift the layout around so we would have the bath at the end and a single shower where the bath is currently, but it would have been a lot of work.

UPLOADED IN JANUARY

YOUTUBE
The Best Makeup of 2018 / Makeup that Needs to be Released in 2019 / Wish Haul / Best Concealers for Pale Skin / Revolution Flawless 4 Review Update / Beauty Glazed Popping Palette Review / Shop My Stash / Testing New Primark Makeup / Makeup I’m Giving One Last Chance / Everyday Makeup Routine / Skincare Collection / Beauty Glazed Perfect Mix Palette Review / New Revolution Reloaded Palettes Review / Soph x Revolution Review Update / Beauty Standards on YouTube

BLOG
My Plans for 2019 / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / Best Affordable Concealers for Pale Skin / ABH Sultry Review / Everyday Makeup / Skincare Collection

CURRENTLY…

WATCHING /  The Ted Bundy doc on Netflix – I love true crime READING / The newest novel from J. P. Delaney called Believe Me / PLAYING / RockBand 4 – Chris sunk too much money into two guitars for us / WEARING / The Leaky Cauldron jumper I got for Christmas as it’s so oversized and warm / USING / Rodial Dragon’s Blood Serum and Formula Ultimate Night Cream, as well as reusable cotton pads / EATING / I’ve just started a new diet, so not much 🙁 / LISTENING TO / Ariana Grande, like everyone else. Although she should enunciate her words…