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3 SIMPLE FESTIVAL MAKEUP IDEAS

3 SIMPLE FESTIVAL MAKEUP IDEAS

Whilst elaborate and intricate festival makeup tutorials float around the internet in the midst of festival season, promising the perfect festival aesthetic for those crucial instagram pics, I sit here thinking to myself, ‘who would want to do 90 minutes of makeup in a soggy tent […]

I HEART REVOLUTION VIOLET CHOCOLATE PALETTE

I HEART REVOLUTION VIOLET CHOCOLATE PALETTE

This was a surprise release! I wasn’t expecting another chocolate palette from I Heart Revolution for another month at least, but here we are – the Violet Chocolate palette is the newest palette in the popular chocolate range, retailing at £8.99 from Superdrug and RevolutionBeauty. […]

ESSENCE MAKEUP – WHAT’S WORTH BUYING?

ESSENCE MAKEUP – WHAT’S WORTH BUYING?

Essence is a popular brand across Europe and America, but hasn’t quite made it in the UK just yet. Despite being readily available in Wilko, not many people seem to have heard of it, or if they have, they assume it’s Wilko’s own brand and therefore probably […]

SOPH X REVOLUTION: EXTRA SPICE PALETTE & LIPSTICKS

SOPH X REVOLUTION: EXTRA SPICE PALETTE & LIPSTICKS

In a move that surprised, well, no one, Soph from the youtube channel sophdoesnails has released her second collaboration with Revolution. Last time we were treated to an eyeshadow palette and a highlighter palette; this time there’s another eyeshadow palette and three nude lipsticks of […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX / JUNE 2018

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX / JUNE 2018

Let’s say hello to the new June LFBeautyBox! This month’s theme is Into The Blue, focusing on hydration and illumination in preparation for the dryer, warmer weather. It’s definitely a good theme – my skin has been getting drier and drier! If you’re new to […]

HOW TO SET YOUR MAKEUP

HOW TO SET YOUR MAKEUP

Makeup application jargon can sometimes sound so technical that you end up confused whether it’s an actual makeup term or something that’s been made up to just sound intriguing. This Makeup Basics series focuses on defining these terms in the simplest of ways! Setting does […]

PROM EXPERIENCE, TIPS & MAKEUP LOOK

PROM EXPERIENCE, TIPS & MAKEUP LOOK

Prom is a major event in many young people’s lives and is the culmination of all the hard work you did in high school. I had mine in 2011, which was seven(!!) years ago, when I was 16. I remember girls in my year planning […]

MAY EDIT / 2018

MAY EDIT / 2018

May – the month of heat! Finally we have some sun to bathe in, although I’m not very good in the heat (blame being super pale), it’s been a lovely change from the snow we had up until April. It’s been a stressful month too, […]

HOW TO USE PRIMER UNDER MAKEUP

HOW TO USE PRIMER UNDER MAKEUP

Makeup application jargon can sometimes sound so technical that you end up confused whether it’s an actual makeup term or something that’s been made up to just sound intriguing. This Makeup Basics series focuses on defining these terms in the simplest of ways! Priming isn’t […]

TAMMI X REVOLUTION TROPICAL PARADISE PALETTE

TAMMI X REVOLUTION TROPICAL PARADISE PALETTE

It’s been hinted for a while now on Instagram and crafty comments every now and then, so it really comes as no surprise that the Tammi X Revolution palette is finally here! If you’ve been living under a rock, Tammi Clake (makeupbytammi) is a YouTuber […]


MY LIFE

MAY EDIT / 2018

MAY EDIT / 2018

May – the month of heat! Finally we have some sun to bathe in, although I’m not very good in the heat (blame being super pale), it’s been a lovely change from the snow we had up until April. It’s been a stressful month too, but I’ll get into that throughout the post.

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.

BEAUTY FAVES

beauty favourites may 2018

SHOP MY FAVOURITES

I HEART REVOLUTION NUDES PALETTE / £8.99 / SUPERDRUG.COM / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY.COM
NATURAL COLLECTION HYDRATE PRIMER / £2.99 / BOOTS.COM

The first thing I want to rave about is the I Heart Revolution Nudes palette! This is the newest chocolate bar palette and has a new layout and shade names on the palette rather than on a plastic sheet. I love the shade range (pinky neutrals) as it reminds me of ABH’s Soft Glam palette. I do have a review of this palette on my blog and my youtube channel if you’d like to see more. In the middle of the month, it was payday and I treated myself to a few Morphe goodies – two new brushes, a setting spray and the Morphe 35B palette. I’m not usually a Morphe fan (except for the Jaclyn Hill palette) but these items are amazing. I do have a video where I use all of them, here!

Talking about an ABH Soft Glam dupe, the actual Soft Glam palette is also one of my favourites this month! It was expensive, but definitely worth it. I love the quality, the shade range and the look of the palette. Again, I do have a review on my blog and youtube channel.

After testing a bunch of Natural Collection products on my blog and youtube channel, I found that my favourite thing was the Hydrating primer! It’s nice and glowy to wear under foundation, so perfect for summer.

LIFESTYLE FAVES

lifestyle faves may 2018

I think my new Primark shoes were last month’s faves but I got another pair of new Primark shoes that I absolutely love! They’re probably more autumnal than summer shoes, but I love them! They’re so comfy to wear despite the heel.

This month I’ve read five new books! I am really getting into reading lately. My favourites were Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Gone Girl. Both definitely worth a read if you haven’t got them already.

LIFE UPDATE

life update may 2018

I can’t really say much about my life in May, if I’m honest! All that’s happened is that we did some more work on my beauty room. The walls are all painted (white and grey), the wallpaper is bought for my feature wall (pink and white) and we have cut the skirting boards ready to fit to the wall. I’ve even chosen my carpet and desk – I just need to order them. Hopefully this time next month I can say it’s 100% finished, but who knows!

UPLOADED IN MAY

the may edit

YOUTUBE
Testing Natural Collection / I Heart Revolution Nudes Review / I Heart Revolution Mini Choc Review / 10 Beauty Habits I Wish I Had / ABH Soft Glam Review / Primark Haul / Full Face of Shades I Never Use / Poundland Haul / Peel-Off Lipstick Review / Tammi x Revolution Review / Wedding Makeup Tutorial / Makeup Wishlist / A Guide to Primer / Instagram Picks My Makeup / Get Unready With Me / Makeup Haul

BLOG
I Heart Revolution Nudes Review / I Heart Revolution Mini Choc Review / Natural Collection Review / ABH Soft Glam Review / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / Tammi x Revolution Review / How to Use Primer

CURRENTLY

the may edit

WATCHING /  Jane The Virgin. I love it so much! We also finished Aggretsuko and Once Upon A Time this month / READING / Just finished Gone Girl so nothing right now but I’ve ordered another book from Amazon… / PLAYING / Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 / WEARING / Pyjamas as I keep forgetting to do the washing  / USING / Poundland Makeup Wipes (sorry, skin) / EATING / (drinking) Costa Mint Choc Frostinos with a shot of coffee / LISTENING TO / The Vidiots podcast, Podiots