Makeup Haul | Budget Brows, Lashes & Liner

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Hey guys, today I have an eye makeup haul for you today, these are just a couple of very affordable drug store products I picked up recently and some of my thoughts after tying them out.

Wet n wild XXL Lash Mascara
Unfortunately I was really disappointed with this mascara, it really didn't do anything for me, it just clumped terribly. It was a very bad impulse buy, I'm sorry I didn't pick up the other mascara I had my eye on instead.

Wet n wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner
I don't usually wear waterproof eyeliner but I decided to try this out. The formula is very long-lasting but I found it stickier and more difficult to apply than regular liquid liner. I'm not sure if it's the formula, or the applicator, but if you're not great at applying liquid liner I wouldn't recommend it as it's quite tricky to apply.

Catrice Eye Brow Stylist - 020 Date With Ash-ton 
I normally use a brow powder to fill my brows but I thought this was good to have in my bag for quick brow fixing on the go. It's definitely handier to carry around than a bunch of separate brow products. The brush on the end is great and it's a decent enough brow pencil for the low price, it doesn't go on harsh so it looks really natural, even if you're a bit heavy handed with it. I think it's just a little bit too light for my brows though.

Have you bought anything recently that you've been really disappointed by?

Until next time,
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Blogging & Being True To Yourself

Monday, 18 April 2016

Hey guys, I've recently realised that while I talk an awful lot in real life, I haven't written that many chatty posts since I started blogging regularly. I think I still feel a kind of anxiety about my writing, it's hard to find your tone, or "blog voice" when you're kinda nervous about people actually reading what you write. For someone who's still quite new to blogging, in terms of the amount of stuff I've actually posted, it can feel a bit daunting sometimes.

I read a lot of blog posts full of blogging tips etc., and it sometimes feel like I should be blogging a certain way or just about certain things like "fashion, beauty, lifestyle". That stuff is great and I love those things and blogs about those things but sometimes I feel like because that seems to be the most common blogging niche I come across personally, it boxes me in a little bit creatively. When everyone else seems to be doing things one way remember that doesn't mean you need to do the same thing.

Your blog is your virtual space where you write and post about whatever you like. Yes, you do want to have regular readers and write something that people are interested in, but if you blog with the sole purpose of making others interested in what you have to say you can end up doing something that isn't totally you. I think if you stay really true to yourself and make sure to include content that maybe isn't going to be your most liked or read content, that's okay, make your blog something you love, something you're proud of, otherwise you'll quickly lose your passion for it.

Another point I'll make is that no matter what you're interested in or what you want to write about, there are other people who will also be interested in that stuff. It's possible that because I haven't totally defined my main "thing" I feel a bit lost with my blog sometimes. This post is more of a reminder to myself that I can be as creative as I like with my content. What do you think?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Much love,

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Makeup Haul - Lips

Friday, 15 April 2016
Hello beauties, this week I have Primark lip product haul/mini review for you, I picked up a few very affordable lip products the last time I was in the store. I've always been more of an eye makeup girl and generally wouldn't wear a lip product everyday, but I'm now getting more into wearing lip products as part of my everyday looks. 

1. Wet n Wild Megaslicks Blam Stain in Rico Mauve 
I love these balm stains, I'll definitely be buying a few more. They have a great consistency so they go on really smoothly, they're really comfortable to wear and when the shine wears off you're left with a pretty matt stain.

2. Essence Lipstick in 23 Velvet Matt 
I wanted to try out a nude lip without splashing out so I picked up this Essence lipstick, it's a lovely nude shade, and despite being a really affordable lipstick, it has good colour payoff and is comfortable to wear.

3. PS Lip Liner Pencil in Red & Plum
I just picked these up because they're in two classic darker lip colours, handy to have if I need a darker lipliner. They also look pretty good worn by themselves, they have good colour payoff and last well.

What's your current favourite drugstore lip product?

Until next time,
much love

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