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What I Got From Boots For £2 🤭

Hello lovelies,

I was lucky enough to get some vouchers for my birthday, one of which was for Boots. So I went into my local shop just to pick up some of my favourite products when I noticed a couple of big baskets on the shelf near the entrance with clearance products in it. Everyone seemed to be amazed by the things they were finding in the baskets. These are the products I found and their original prices.

 

L’Oreal Paris True Match Touche Magique Concealer £7.99

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Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder £8.99

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L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paint Eye Primer £5.99

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Bourjois La Laque Gel Nail Polish (Beach Violet) £6.99

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Some people think that the clearance sections don’t have good items but if you really have a good look, you’ll find some really good bargains. ❤️

 

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Makeup

Mystery Blogger Award!

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I have seen so many of these blog awards floating around for ages and I always wondered if my blog would ever be good enough to get a nomination. I was very kindly nominated for the first time by the lovely KatilynInTheMiddle. I’d like to thank you so much for this as it has made my day! It’s so lovely that the blogosphere is able to award each other for our blogs as a lot of time and effort goes into making posts!

I believe this award was created by Okoto Enigma🌼 What a fantastic concept! I admire your creativity.

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My Nominations

I would like to start off by telling you the 10 amazing bloggers I have nominated for this award:

Joy The Witch

So Sophisticatedbeauty

beautybyemm.com

Sam Stanbridge

jodi – a brash attitude

beautyonabudget94

Surrealistique

beccapbeauty

thatgirlArlene

The Rainy Wonderland

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The Rules

Below I have given you the rules of this award, so if I have nominated you, you know what to do! ❤️

  • Put the award logo on your post.
  • DON’T FORGET TO POST THE RULES
  • Make sure you thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to them as well
  • Tell your followers 3 things they don’t know about you
  • Nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify them by commenting on their blog
  • Ask whoever you may nominate any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird/funny question
  • Share a link to your best posts

 

My 5 questions for you guys are:

  1. If you had to only use 3 makeup products for the rest of your life, what would they be?
  2. What country do you want to visit and why?
  3. What made you start blogging?
  4. Which actor/actress would you choose to play you in a movie about yourself?
  5. (I have to steal this one) Most embarrassing moment?

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3 Things About Me (They Might Shock You!)

  1. You all know from my blog that I adore makeup and I am such a girly girl, but the other part of me is actually really into watching motor sport. I like watching speedway and going to events and enjoying the raw-ness of it.
  2. I don’t like pizza – please don’t hate me 😥
  3. I am an old fashioned kind of girl: I adore music from the 80’s rather than modern, I adore the old fashioned fairytale love etc. I think I was born in the wrong era

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Question time! 

Katilyn kindly asked me some questions a long side this award so I am going to answer them as best I can.

1. Do you feel the need to follow blog trends? If so, how do you keep up with them?

Honestly, I have never kept up to date with trends. I write and post about what I want which works for me. Personally I am not a fan of seeing a hundred posts on the same topic. I like a variety but that is just personal preferance.


2. How do you stay motivated to write your posts?

I have this cute blog book which I write ideas and things in for different posts. If you write about doing a hundred posts you will never run out, especially in the beauty industry as there is so much you can talk about and do.


3. What do you feel is the hardest thing about blogging?

I think it is keeping to a schedule. When I first started I wanted to put up posts twice a week but with working full time and posts taking a long time to make I only post once a week and maybe twice if I can get a good post done.


4. What are your top 3 favorite beauty products?

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind

Mascara: Benefit Bad Gal Lash

Brows: Freedom Dip Brow Pomade


5. What is your favorite book turned movie?

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

Bonus Silly Question:

6. If you would like to share, what is the funniest thing to happen to you in public?

This is a very true story! I was actually on Goodge Street in London heading up to Tottenham Court road to do some shopping. I was wearing platform boots and there was a raised slab on the pathway. So, like an idiot, I stacked it!!! I didn’t fall completely over, I managed to catch my balance but all I heard was this voice say “are you alright love?”. I looked up and it was none other than comedian Russell Brand. I was so embarrassed, I went as red as a post box!

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My Best Posts

My best posts which you guys seem to love are the makeup looks. Especially from the series I did called “Out of My Comfort Zone”. If you want to check them out then feel free, all the support is much appreciated. ❤️

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Makeup · skin care

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (A Double Review)

Today i have a bit of a different review for you. Everyone has different skin types and I want to show a variation of reviews that will suit everyone. As you know if you have been reading my posts from the start, that I have what is called a “normal” skin type. This means I don’t have any problems with dry or oily skin, I have a balanced skin type. However I have kindly asked my sister to try out a foundation for you. Now she has combination skin but she suffers more with oily than dryness. We have very different skin types as you can tell so hopefully this will give everyone an idea of what the foundation is like.

The foundation we have for you is the Maybelline Fit Me (Matte and Poreless). My sister had tested this twice and you will see why throughout.

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Day Number 1:

My sister explained that she had particularly dry skin on the first try. She had applied a thin layer of the foundation to her skin using a flat foundation brush from the brand Real Techniques. This foundation gave my sister a light/medium coverage but didn’t cover up redness very well. After applying the foundation she had patted a light layer of  a powder that she swears by. She let the foundation sit on her skin while she continued to get ready but her face began feeling more dry than it was before, tight and itchy. This resulted her having to remove the foundation completely.

Day Number 2:

On the second day my sister’s skin was combination but more on the oily side. So she decided to try the foundation on again using the same technique as she did the day before. It had applied better that day and mattified completely like it claimed to do on the bottle. However the bottle claims that it was a poreless foundation but pores could still be seen unfortunately. She was happier with the outcome of the application and wore it for the remainder of the day. Over the course of the day she noticed that the foundation began to separate around and above her nose, chin and around the cupid’s bow. Sadly the foundation didn’t meet the expectation that it said as her cheeks went oily/shiny by midday and we can conclude that this foundation did not work well for combination skin.

 

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So I gave this foundation a go too.  Now my skin is very hydrated and soft and I don’t generally suffer with dry or oiliness so I had high hopes for this foundation. For the purpose of this review I tested the foundation with the same style of brush that my sister used. The application was easy and it blended well into my skin. But again it didn’t cover all of my blemishes and redness and I love a full coverage finish. After finishing my concealer and powder over the top of the foundation, I noticed that my face started to feel dry. The foundation mattified so well but with the powder over the top it almost sucked some of the moisture from my skin. So I sprayed some setting spray over the top to see if that would bring back some of the moisture and I admit it did feel better. For me the foundation definitely lasted longer throughout the day however towards the end of the day it started to separate around my nose. For me this foundation would be for if I am running out of the house for a short time. I wouldn’t recommend it for a night out.

Lastly I want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has come along on this journey with me, I am so greatful  for everyone.

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