DIY “Wearable” Rainbow Highlight

It took a couple of months but I have adjusted to having some free time on weekends again (I’ll talk about that in another post) and this blog is in dire need of some of my undivided attention.   So I know I am way behind the times with this but it is an idea that has been sitting in my drafts for over six months and I finally decided I had procrastinated enough.  So here is my own take on a DIY Rainbow Highlighter. Continue reading

Birthday Wishlist 2016

My birthday is a month away and I love it! Mostly because I get to gather all my favourite people together in one place and have fun.  I’m not gonna lie, I like getting gifts too but most of the things that I want are on the expensive side.   I am that person that walks into a store and out of all the options I will always pick up the one that costs the most. What can I say, it’s not my fault I have certain tastes 😛

Anyway, I had a bit of fun dreaming of some things that I would like to receive at some point in life.  Some are a bit more realistic than others so here’s hoping!

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English Dawn Gardenia Perfume (Body Shop) – Every time I walk into The Body Shop I spritz a bit of this on and fall in love.  I have never been a huge fan of floral fragrances but this hits all the right notes.

Lush Golden Wonder Bath Ballistic (Christmas Collection) – This was the first thing I ever bought from Lush and I was so upset when I realised it wasn’t available throughout the year. Bonus tip: Anything from Lush is actually a winner for a birthday present 😉

Foreo Luna Mini – I want to up my game in my skincare routine and I think this will do the trick.  Definitely a pipe dream but that’s why this is a wishlist.

Skin Creamery Face Cleansing Powder – I love both the facial oil and cream from this brand so I have high hopes for this product.

Real Techniques brushes – I have slowly been adding these to my make up brush collection so the more the merrier!

Nike Tanjun Printed Grey – There is something about the cool grey and the print that speaks to me, hopefully one day they will be mine.

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel  – This is a product that I have watched various Youtubers rave about for years. Ah, a girl can dream…

P.S. To my family and friends, please don’t take these as hints.  I was just having some fun, can’t wait to celebrate with you all!

Drugstore Makeup – Eyes

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I have no idea where the last couple of weeks have gone!  I have had every intention to use my free time to sit down and write some posts and somehow said free time just vanishes.  The last few days I have managed to get some kind of order back into this blog and have planned posts for the upcoming weeks.  There are a couple that are a bit different to what I have done before but I am excited to expand a little bit. Right, without further ado, let’s get into it!

This post is a follow on from my Drugstore Favourites – Face Products post that I did a few weeks ago so if you missed that definitely go check it out!

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Drugstore Makeup – Face Products

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Let me start this off with a disclaimer: No, you do not need ALL of the makeup listed in this blog.  This post is intended to inform those who walk down the makeup aisle thinking: “I have no idea where to begin”.  If you are just starting out with makeup or are looking to buy a few new products to play around with then keep on reading!

When I started getting into makeup there was a lot of trial and error, wasted money and draws full of poor quality cosmetics.  Before I started to read blogs and regularly watch Youtube videos,  I would be in front of a makeup stand with very little understanding of what I was actually looking for.  I would be easily swayed by pretty packaging or the celebrity that was used in the advertising – not that I never get influenced by those elements anymore but I would like to think I make more informed purchases these days!

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First XI May 2016 – Monthly Favourites

As this is my first favourites post I will explain the title of First XI.  With this blog being an amalgamation of all my favourite things, one of those being cricket I have decided to try and merge these to different worlds.  “First XI” refers to a cricket team being made up of eleven players and only the best players are chosen for the first team.  So instead of doing a traditional “Top 10”, I thought I would incorporate some cricket into the beauty side of the blog as well.  I won’t be limiting these posts to just makeup or beauty but of all the things that brought a smile to my face during the month.

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