Monday, 30 October 2017

A WEEK IN NAILS

Autumn nails

From nude to deep purple, I adore keeping my nails cared for. I am not a pro. Far from it. In fact, my nails look best from afar! But I enjoy the process of choosing the shade, usually keeping them short and square. I usually choose my nail colour depending on a mood and not the occasion. I can’t be the only one? 

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Saturday, 28 October 2017

HALLOWEEN UNICORN MAKEUP FOR THE NOT SO BRAVE 🦄

Unicorn makeup edit

Unicorn makeup look for hooded eyes

Two posts in two days? I am going strong despite a quick mid-week break due to feeling less than optimal. Life huh? Back to being infantile and my huge love of unicorns. You can be 30+ and love everything unicorn. This is a safe space, no judgement. And if you aren’t, good for you, time for expensive skincare is yet to come and you can enjoy all the blues and lilacs every day and not just on Halloween! I am staying put this year and licking my metaphorical wounds but I’ll be playing around with makeup and drinking wine!  Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette allows for many makeup playtime parties and this easy unicorn themed look was created with it. If you’re interested to see how it all came together, please read on. 

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Friday, 27 October 2017

DREAM KIT & WHY I STOPPED BUYING MAKEUP BRUSHES

Dream brush kit


In a life of every beauty enthusiast, there's time for obsessive spending and time to reflect on your collection. I sat down recently doing my makeup and realized I haven't bought a single makeup brush in a long time. I came to realize that I don't buy any because simply I don't need anymore. We are constantly marketed with new brands launching new fancy kits, but are they truly worth your time? I'd rather buy single brushes, than kits simply because, I want quality and not quantity. Doing makeup, be that as an amateur or professional, you quickly come to a realization that quality matter here more than anywhere else. You can do as good a look given a skill using a £10.00 eyeshadow palette and £50.00 one. Sure the quality eyeshadow will make the process easier and quicker, but the final result is obtainable with both. Not so easy with bad quality brushes. The cut of individual bristles as well as a shape matter so much in getting that quality final look. I also find that with quality brushes, you are less likely to need to replace them often. I have had some of my brushes for years and they haven't lost the shape or too many bristles. Given a right treatment, this is one investment you can count as long term. Over the years I collected a great bunch, which I now call a dream brush kit. These are the only brushes I'd ever need if I was able to wash them every day. If you fancy a look at which ones made a cut, grab yourself a cup of tea and let me tell you all about them.



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Monday, 23 October 2017

THE MAKEUP EDIT

Everyday makeup update

I’m not great with titles but hopefully, The Makeup Edit will evolve into a new in makeup post I want to share with you on a regular basis. It’ll be a combination of new discoveries and also incredible re-discoveries as I grow to have a very different approach to makeup shopping. Given my large collection, I tend to really put some thought before buying any new releases. Re-discovering older pieces is always fun. I really love my collection and I’m always mindful that I don’t use it enough. So welcome to the first makeup bag update. I hope you’ll enjoy! 


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Friday, 20 October 2017

BIG HAIR DON’T CARE

Haircare for maximum volume

It took me a while to come up with a title. Did I fail miserably? Should we have a poll? Just vote Yes or No in comments! Big hair don’t care is my way of hair styling. I’m not good at it. In fact, I suck badly! I invented a hairstyle which takes zero time or effort and thankfully is no skill proof too! 


Step 1: buy everything with word ‘volume’. Step 2: Apply to wet/damp hair. Step 3: Ignore all notions of blow drying after. Step 4: Go to sleep and hope for the best. Step 5: Wake up, brush with your fingers and apply a lot of a texturizing spray. 


Luckily in my devil won’t care policy, I came about much incredible haircare and styling products definitely worth a shopping trip. Intrigued? Let me tell you all about them! 


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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

K-BEAUTY IN UK WITH BLOSSOM JEJU, CAOLION & SKINFOOD

K-Beauty in UK

Korean beauty has dominated the beauty world lately. With that came what I love most. Deeply hydrating & brightening formulas allowing the skin to truly glow. I have been inspired by Korean skincare tricks for a while now and few have dominated my bathroom shelfie.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

EMPTIES LATELY: SKIN & HAIR CARE HITS & MISSES

Skincare empties


There's always a post that a blogger dreads. For me that's empties. It literally gives me anxiety to even think how many I accumulated, so I prolong it and then gather some more. It truly becomes a Herculean task. Funnily enough, it's also the most cleansing and once I finally sit down to write it, it becomes a very relaxing experience. Like a spring clean in the middle of October. Without further ado, let's try and see if we can get this monster under a thousand words now shall we?


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Thursday, 12 October 2017

MERUMAYA 5TH BIRTHDAY: TOP 5 PICKS + GIFT WITH PURCHASE

Merumaya top 5 for 5th birthday

A couple of weeks ago, I came home to a mystery package. Here it was a lovely gift by Maleka and her team in preparation for Merumaya's 5th Birthday! So I thought what better way to celebrate than share with you my top 5 créme de la créme of an incredible skincare from my  favourite brand. Because there's no better time to update your skincare stash than autumn, am I right?


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Monday, 9 October 2017

SEPTEMBER EDIT: SUNNY DAYS, SKIN CARE REVELATIONS & THE PERFECT PRIMER

September 2017 beauty favourites

See you September. You’ve been kind giving us a few sunny weekends. Sunny spells allowed me to do a little shopping in Nottingham, visit incredibly beautiful Newstead Abbey and its grounds. You’ve been kind work-wise, allowing me to challenge myself even further, confront my fears, deal with them and ace any challenge you threw my way. Blog-wise was also interesting as I go on another month being an ambassador for two incredible brands and even started working with a great new agency. Everything has been just coming up me and I plan on enjoying it as much as I possibly can! Nothing comes without hard work and I’m glad to see some results of mine. I liked September and also discovered a lot of great beauty along the way. If you’re interested to see what I loved, stay with me for few more minutes. 

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Saturday, 7 October 2017

GET AUTUMN READY #1: SKINCARE UPDATE

Autumn skincare update

Autumn has truly come and I can’t be the only one in the winter coat today, right? Cold winds and central heating can have a terrible impact on the condition of our skin. For me, it’s a constant battle with dehydration. Thankfully a great skincare is at our fingertips and you’re only a few clicks and couple of ‘buy now’s’ away from updating your routine to truly care for your skin through the colder times.  

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

ARE HAIR OILS WORTH YOUR TIME?

Hair oils worth the hype


Well, are they? I have been using hair oils for a good 2-3 years now and I can only sing praise. Not every oil will work and I have learnt that by trying many. From all natural, mixed at home to store-bought I tried it all. Today, I’d like to concentrate on store-bought hair oils worth your time. No, they won’t come cheap, but girl, you need them in your life! 


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Sunday, 1 October 2017

FLAWLESS BASE WITH MAGNITONE BLENDUP VIBRA-SONIC BLENDING BRUSH

Magnitone BlendUp

Here is the launch I've been super excited for. I even decided to drop my usual Monday slot & give you a Sunday post treat. Why? Because it launches today!! I have a feeling these babies will be flying off the shelves, so be quick & have no regrets. Magnitone BlendUp* has an answer to all your foundation application horrors. So if you struggle to get that perfect finish and often are left with a streaky base, fear no more. Magnitone Blend Up is here to fix it! 

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