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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 […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX DECEMBER 2018

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX DECEMBER 2018

THIS MONTH’S THEME: CHRISTMAS! Links are affiliated but opinions are my own This month marks two years of my LookFantastic Beauty Box subscription! I’m obviously pretty happy with my subscription if I’ve received 24 boxes with no doubt about renewing the subscription for another year. […]

MY BEAUTY GOALS FOR 2019

MY BEAUTY GOALS FOR 2019

In December, I always reflect on the past year and think about the aspects of it I’d like to change for the year ahead. Usually this just means writing resolutions (‘Lose Weight’ has been top of my list since 2008) but this year I want […]

NOVEMBER EDIT / 2018

NOVEMBER EDIT / 2018

Is it just me, or did November last almost as long as January did? January seems like a thousand years ago, but also this year has gone quick at the same time. Not sure how that works, but that’s how I feel. Except for this […]

TOP FIVE DRUGSTORE BRONZERS FOR PALE SKIN

TOP FIVE DRUGSTORE BRONZERS FOR PALE SKIN

Bronzers are notoriously tricky to find for those of us who are pale AF, especially from the drugstore, where shade ranges are often not great. However, I’ve accumulated my personal favourites under a tenner that should work for most paler skin tones. I’ve also done a […]

I HEART REVOLUTION CRANBERRIES & CHOCOLATE PALETTE REVIEW

I HEART REVOLUTION CRANBERRIES & CHOCOLATE PALETTE REVIEW

Links are affiliated but opinions are 100% my own, as always! In a surprise drop, I Heart Revolution launched the Cranberries & Chocolate palette, which was previously only available to buy within the Chocolate Vault. They were originally not going to be sold separately, but […]

FAVOURITE AUTUMNAL LIPSTICK

FAVOURITE AUTUMNAL LIPSTICK

Before we fully delve into winter, I’d like to eke out the last of autumn and talk about lipsticks I love in my favourite season. Realistically, I wear all sorts of lipsticks throughout the year – if I want to wear a bright pink in […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – NOVEMBER 2018

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – NOVEMBER 2018

Yet another month where I totally forgot that I was meant to receive the LookFantastic Beauty Box in the post. Not that it’s a bad thing; I’m always up for a semi-surprise box of goodies. This month was my birthday month, so I was hoping […]

TOP 10 AFFORDABLE HIGHLIGHTERS FOR PALE SKIN

TOP 10 AFFORDABLE HIGHLIGHTERS FOR PALE SKIN

Finding a highlighter that is suitable for paler skin can be tricky; more often than not I get the tell-tale darker streak on my cheekbones when I expected to see a glow! So, I’ve taken one for the team and tested out as many as […]

HOW I FEEL ABOUT TURNING 24

HOW I FEEL ABOUT TURNING 24

It was my birthday on November 7th, and I turned twenty-four. This year was a notable change in my feelings towards being another year older. Twenty-three was fine. Twenty-two was good. Twenty-one was great. Twenty-four, however, was bad. For some reason, the thought of being […]


MY LIFE

NOVEMBER EDIT / 2018

NOVEMBER EDIT / 2018

Is it just me, or did November last almost as long as January did? January seems like a thousand years ago, but also this year has gone quick at the same time. Not sure how that works, but that’s how I feel. Except for this month (and January, I suppose), which lasted longer than all the previous months combined. Perhaps it’s because it’s been a busy month? It fully feels like Christmas is just around the corner now. I’ve done half of my Christmas shopping for Chris (I haven’t started anyone else’s yet) and we’re planning our Christmas road trip to visit my parents, 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 FAVES

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I didn’t get too much makeup this month, as I’m trying to save a little bit more for Christmas. I did buy some things for review, including a whole load of Colourpop! I’ve never tried any before and I was a little disappointed about how it performed. I did love, however, the Lippie Stix and Luxe Lipsticks. It was a lot of money to only like two things, but I guess you have to try these things. I also bought the James Charles palette from Morphe, which was stressful (the site was so busy and it sold out within 4 minutes!). I’m glad I got it though, the quality is insane. I compared it to the 39a and 35B and ended up selling the 35B afterwards, which goes to show how good it was. I’ve been banging on about the Revolution Jewel lip toppers in loads of videos, which I’m sure people are getting sick off, but I love putting them over the top of matte lippies to make it glossy and sparkly. Very festive! I also like using them on no-makeup days as an upgrade to a clear gloss. Finally, have you smelt the new I Heart Revolution Peaches & Cream Fixing spray? Oh my goodness, it smells DIVINE. Sort-of like fancy hair products and peach fizzy sweets combined. Yum.

SHOP MY FAVES
Revolution Jewel Lip Toppers / £4 / RevolutionBeauty.com / Superdrug.com
I Heart Revolution Peaches & Cream Fixing Spray / £6 / RevolutionBeauty.com / Superdrug.com

LIFESTYLE FAVES

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For my birthday, Chris (my husband), bought me a Kindle and a book to go with it. I chose a book I’ve seen recommended a lot – This Is Going To Hurt – which is the diaries of a Junior Doctor. It really opened my eyes to how hard Doctors work and it was really amusing and touching in places. I really do recommend reading it yourself.

Also, as much as I loved having green hair last month, I’m really happy to be back to red hair. Does that count as a lifestyle fave? It does need a top up – there’s still a few bits of green peeking through – but I’ll get to that before Christmas, I’m sure.

LIFE UPDATE

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The bathroom has come along slightly more than last month! As well as a new toilet, we’ve also painted the walls (three white, one blue) and even installed a new sink, which I love. Next on the list is a new bath, then new flooring. I’m not sure if we’ll do that straight away, as it’s quite expensive and Christmas is soon, but it’s getting there, which is the main thing.

I turned twenty-four this month, which was really quite strange. I talked about my feelings in this post. I’m not sure why it affected me so negatively this year, but I’ve noticed that I’ve started to adult a bit more since my birthday. I got excited about buying Pine-scented bleach! What’s wrong with me?

UPLOADED IN SEPTEMBER

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YOUTUBE
Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2018 / Best Gifts Under £10 For Beauty Lovers / Top 24 Most-Recommended Makeup Products / Makeup Declutter / What I Got For My 24th Birthday / Testing Colourpop Makeup / Favourite Lip Products of 2018 / James Charles x Morphe Palette Review / Best Drugstore Bronzers for Pale Skin / I Heart Revolution Cranberries & Chocolate Palette Review / Overpriced Makeup / Full Face of Old Favourite Makeup / Poundland Haul

BLOG
October Palette Challenge / How I Feel About Turning 24 / Top 10 Affordable Highlighters for Pale Skin / LookFantastic Beauty Box November 2018 / Favourite Autumn Lipsticks / I Heart Revolution Cranberries & Chocolate Palette Review / Top 5 Drugstore Bronzers for Pale Skin

CURRENTLY

monthly edit november

WATCHING /  I’m A Celeb! It’s the highlight of my year, every year READING / Nothing at the moment as I’m broke, but I do have a book called Second Life on my shelf that I’m yet to read / PLAYING / We’re trying to 100% the DC Super Villians Lego game on xbox one / WEARING / I got a really cute tartan skirt in Primark that I want to wear every day, but I get pissed off with tights / USING / I’m trying to use a different palette every day at the moment, so lots of new things! / EATING / I just made some brownies, which are delicious / LISTENING TO / Thank u, Next