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Month: July 2017

MONTHLY WRAP-UP + BEST OF JULY 2017

MONTHLY WRAP-UP + BEST OF JULY 2017

I honestly can’t believe how quickly July passed us by. It has been a fairly busy month for us, with a trip down to visit my parents mid-month and my husband’s birthday on the 20th (why do birthdays seem to last a week?!). I also […]

COLLECTIVE MAKEUP HAUL

COLLECTIVE MAKEUP HAUL

I didn’t buy as much makeup this month because it was my husband’s birthday and so my funds needed to be redirected elsewhere. However, I did buy a few bits and was gifted some makeup as well, so I thought I’d share what I picked […]

BEAUTY FAVOURITES – JULY '17

BEAUTY FAVOURITES – JULY '17

It’s that time of the month again (no, not that time-of-the-month) where I talk about the makeup and skincare products I’ve been loving over the last four weeks. I actually skipped June’s favourites, which means I have loads to talk about this month! If you’d like to […]

THE EVOLUTION OF SELFIE CULTURE

THE EVOLUTION OF SELFIE CULTURE

Selfies have been around since the first humans drew themselves on cave walls, developing into portraits, digital photos and front-facing camera snaps as the years went on. The term ‘Selfie’ first appeared on Flikr in 2004, but didn’t really reach public consciousness until almost a […]

THE JOBS I'VE WANTED

THE JOBS I'VE WANTED

Some people are lucky, in that they wake up one day as a child or teenager and realise they want to do a certain job when they grow up, then work until they get there. I never had that luxury – I haven’t wanted to […]

HOW TO GET INSTAGRAM GLOWY SKIN

HOW TO GET INSTAGRAM GLOWY SKIN

The sun is shining (well, sometimes) and we still have at least a month of summer left – if you can call this cloudiness summer – so dewy skin is very much high on the makeup agenda. Glowy, healthy-looking skin is always on-trend and summer […]

LOVE ME BEAUTY UNBOXING – JULY '17

LOVE ME BEAUTY UNBOXING – JULY '17

This is the second month that I’ve received Love Me Beauty and already I’m considering cancelling my subscription. Not because I don’t think it’s good value (it is), but because the Edit we choose from each month doesn’t seem to be updated with many products […]

WHAT DOES BAKING YOUR MAKEUP MEAN?

WHAT DOES BAKING YOUR MAKEUP MEAN?

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! Baking. Something […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – JULY '17

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – JULY '17

(If you haven’t seen my video unboxing, you should probably go and watch that, because it’s brilliant, honestly.) [links are affiliated] LookFantastic has never let me down. I’m always happy with my box each month, even if there’s a product or two that I won’t […]

BULLET JOURNAL PERFECTIONISM & MY SETUP

BULLET JOURNAL PERFECTIONISM & MY SETUP

It’s been approximately 6 months since I last had a bullet journal, temporarily converting to a Happy Planner instead. Although the Happy Planner was meant to last the entire year, I found myself not using it and pining for my old ‘pen and paper’ style […]