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LUSH JELLY FACE MASKS? GREAT OR GIMMICK?

Lush Jelly Face Mask Review The Birth Of Venus
I'm a big fan of Lush's skincare offerings, so when I heard that they had released four new face masks in the form of jelly? I was sold, I can't say I've ever tried a jelly face mask so this is something real new and exciting. I was very sceptical about these masks, do they actually work or are they just a fun gimmick?

THREE PERFUME PICKS

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If you've ever wondered what I smell like, (as I'm sure you all do) then your dreams have come true- today I'm talking my top three perfumes. I love buying fragrance, and falling in love with new ones, but there is definitely a hierarchy within my collection. Fragrance is something I always invest in because I personally judge a person so much by their smell, and one of my worst fears is smelling really bad in public - I'm a self confessed perfume snob.

7 BRUSHES YOU NEED

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It's been over 2 year since I last updated my top brush picks, and since then I've also grown quite a collection, I've nailed it down to my top 7. You need every one...

MADOTTA MARBLE - A BLOGGERS WET DREAM

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If there's one thing I know bloggers love, it's marble. It's such a cliche that we're all a little guilty of, from peonies to copper, there's always something that's major blogger aesthetic. 

SIX BLOGGERS THAT INSPIRE ME

It's been a very long time since I shared the love for my favourite fellow bloggers, I could make an endless list of blogs and bloggers I love- but I've managed to narrow it down to a top six. If you don't already, go and follow all of these amazing girls and enjoy their content. 

MY FIRST TIME TRYING ZOELLA BEAUTY - FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Zoella Jelly And Gelato Review and Haul Blogger
Shock horror - I'm a blogger that's never tried Zoella Beauty, until now. I'm sure you've all seen the new 'Jelly and Gelato' range, you can't really miss it, it's gorgeous. I promise I'm 20, not 12. This range promises to 'brighten, moisturise, smooth and tone.' Sounds good to me.

7 TIPS TO TACKLE THE INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM

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Everyone is struggling with Instagram engagement and growth recently, and yesterday it was revealed that they're actually taking 30-40% of your audience, unless you pay to promote your posts, of course. Big thanks to Facebook for fucking my favourite social media platform up, nice one guys. 

The Algorithm means we're seeing posts from a week ago, and not in chronological order- meaning sometimes we never see posts on our feed from the people we're actually following. Unless you're prepared to cash out, it's a loosing battle. However, there are a few things you can do to help things along and ensure you're making the most of your audience, without paying a penny!

SUPERDRUG SOLAIT £4.99 FAKE TAN VS MY £15 BONDI SANDS

Superdrug Solait Dark Lotion Review
I recently raved about the miracle tanning product that was only £3 from Superdrug in this post. So of course I had to go back to Superdrug and try out some more products from their Solait range, which has recently been re-packaged and it looks incredibly aesthetically pleasing. I wouldn't of ever purchased anything from this range without this packaging luring me in, so credit to you Superdrug. Good move.

LIFE LATELY...

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Hitting you with something a little different for today, but this is something I just really wanted to write and I really want to start adding more lifestyle/mental health posts back into my schedule. I just wanted to share with you things that have been going on recently, what I've been up to, y'know? I love interacting with you guys and I want you to all feel like you know me as a person, and not just as a girl reviewing an eyeshadow palette. (There is more to me, believe it or not.)

MOISTURE OF THE MOMENT

L'oreal Hydra Genius Review
It's the moisturiser every blogger and their nan is talking about, and I hate to jump on bandwagons but this was released very conveniently in time when my cream had ran out- and on its introductory price, which for the amount of product you get, was a very good offer. I've seen really mixed reviews so far, it seems to be very much love it or hate it. Here's my verdict.

NARS LIMITED EDITION BORD DE PLAGE PALETTE + SWATCHES

NARS Bord De Plage Palette
NARS Bord De Plage Palette Review
You've clicked on this post because the palette pictured above is absolutely gorgeous, right? Right. Knew it. Behold, my first born, Bord De Plage - me and Nars are over the moon with our baby girl.

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NEW IN: JULY + FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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Don’t know about you, but I still love a good old beauty haul! I’ve recently rekindled my love for buying make up, which me and my blog love, but my bank account and overflowing make up drawer don’t so much appreciate. (Honestly I think you would all die if you saw my current make up storage situation.) The next few months are gonna be really tight with money, I have to start paying my own phone contract next month and me and my fiancé really want to book up a mini break for Summer- so there’ll not be any new products in my stash anytime soon. Adulting is hitting me hard, I do not like direct debits.

JOUER SKINNY DIP EYESHADOW PALETTE REVIEW + SWATCHES

Jouer Skinny Dip Collection Ultra Foil Eyeshadow Palette Review
Say hello to what is probably my most favourite and loved make up purchase this year - in fact, I don't think I've ever swooned so much over a palette ever, and that's a big statement coming from a girl with enough eyeshadow to makeover a small country. I've never tried Jouer make up, but as you can imagine I now want to try everything, this palette has given me the best first impression. When Jouer announced their 'Skinny Dip' collection, I wasn't really fussed- I took a look on Cult Beauty at the line during my 'I don't even like make up anymore,' phase, that I was stuck in for about four months. (Dark times guys, dark times.) But, then I saw this eye palette being swatched on a bloggers Instagram stories and my mind instantly changed, I needed this palette.

THE ULTIMATE ONE STOP LASH DESTINATION

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If you're a go hard or go home kinda gal like me, and by that I mean either full face beat with false lashes or, oversized sunglasses, then you're gonna love the one stop lash destination that is falseeyelashes.co.uk. I used to order from this site on a weekly basis, back in the day when I swore by Eyelure 212 and 202.

URBAN DECAY - THE VELVETIZER

Urban Decay The Velvetizer Review
If you're a gal with combination/normal skin looking for a new finishing/setting powder, I've found your new best friend. Say Hola to this new release from Urban Decay, you probably haven't heard about it, or seen it, and I have no idea why. This is the ultimate dark horse of new releases, and I wouldn't of found it if I didn't check UD's new in page. Thank God for 3AM browsing. Urban Decay have been killing it recently with their prep and finishing products, they recently released their new primers and setting sprays- both of which I love by the way. I'm currently obsessed with their 'Self Adjusting' primer and Quick Fix spray.

JUNE MAKE UP HAUL

Cult Beauty Haul Review
I used to buy make up every week, but I'm at a point where I have a lot of products that are three years old and still only half used (disgusting, I know.) And then for a while I lost interest in make up and didn't really want to wear it, but I need to wear it because, well, genetics. I begrudge buying products like Beauty Blenders and eyebrow pencils, y'know, like the stuff you actually need and use daily? I only get joy from buying things I just want because they're new or they're pretty, so I put off repurchasing for as long as possible. 

IF YOU FAKE TAN, YOU NEED THESE...

Superdrug Solait Tan Wipes Review
You know when you go into Superdrug for one thing and end up coming out with an entire haul? Yeah, that happened...

LIME CRIME DIAMOND CRUSHERS

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If you've clicked on this post because of the major make up porn above, I don't blame you. Can we just take a moment to appreciate how damn gorgeous this product is before I even talk about what it is? Here we have yet another one of my impulse buys, I saw these had landed on Asos and added one to my basket within 30 seconds, just because it looked gorgeous. We've all done that...right?

HOW TO RENEW FAKE LASHES - GET MORE USES!

False Lash Hacks
I'd like to think I'm quite a pro when it comes to false lashes- I'm a gal that either goes full glam or no make up at all and just shove a pair of sunnies on. I've tried a lot of lashes, from £3 pairs to £20 pairs, I've been using the same style for over a year now, and they 'aint cheap so I like to make them last as long as possible. 

NIP + FAB DO MAKEUP #NIPANDFABMU

Nip and Fab Make Up Review

Nip and fab swatches
If you haven't heard about this exciting new release by now, you've probably been living under a rock. And I can confirm that the hype is real, Nip + Fab have really killed the make up game with the new additions to their family, #NIPANDFABMU.
I've been using these products for a couple of months now and I'm already starting to hit pan on one of the highlighters, which really speaks volumes because I rarely get half way through a product, never mind hitting pan after two month!

FIRST LOOK: SLEEK DISTORTED DREAMS

Sleek Distorted Dreams Collection
It's all about Summer vibes and festivals right now, the holographic make up trend is on the rise and Sleek are here to get you in on it all. Say hello to the Distorted Dreams collection from Sleek, launching May 30-31st in a Superdrug near you.

BUYING MY FIRST MACBOOK - WORTH IT?

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If you follow me over on my Instagram, you might know that last week I took 'yolo' quite literally...
I've wanted a Macbook/iMac since I was 12, and with them being all over my social media feeds it only made my lust even stronger. All the 'bloggers' seem to be Mac users and lets face it, when they're constantly used in set up Instagram shots and as blog props you cannot help but feel inferior. I mean, let's be real here, you don't see someone sitting in Starbucks on a blue HP Pavilion.

THE TRUTH ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY

I always put the '' marks around the word recovery when regarding mental health because I don't think that's the right word, I don't think it should be called recovery because the word recovery indicates that you get better like when you recover from a hangover, or a cold. But you don't, you don't just suffer for a while and then get better and go back to normal. You don't ever fully recover. And that is the harsh truth, and part of 'recovery,' is accepting that you whatever you're suffering with will not ever die. 

MILK + BLUSH HAIR EXTENSIONS #DREAMYHAIRTAKEMETHERE

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If you're chasing dreamy Insta-worthy hair look no further than Milk + Blush. For the longest time I've wanted that black to grey/silver hair look but I've never been successful trying to DIY, so I was buzzing when I came across Milk + Blush's ombré extension range. 

NEW NARS REVIEWS

Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer
Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Himalia Swatch
Guys, I've found my new favourite concealer. No, it isn't Tarte Shape Tape or Urban Decay Naked Skin like everyone else and their dog, it's the newly released NARS Matte Complete Concealer. I wasn't expecting to really be a fan of this because of the name and the fact it's in a pot, but damnnnn Gina was I wrong. 

NARS SOFT VELVET LOOSE POWDER

Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder Review

I ended up getting my claws on the much raved about Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder in the shade Snow after running out of my beloved Hourglass and YSL Souffle D'eclat options. I've heard everyone praise this stuff, from Nikkie Tutorials to an endless list of fellow bloggers, so I couldn't be going too wrong with this, at £27.00 it's a lot cheaper than my usual go-to. 

NEGATIVE SELF TALK

Lush Unicorn Horn

Don't know about you, but I'm such a victim of my own mind- I over think a lot, over analyze situations and always come to irrational conclusions that end up making me feel low and therefore have a negative impact on my actions. I am so harsh on myself, I'm like, my own bully. I don't know if I'm this way because I was bullied during my school years, or just because I'm just very unhappy about the who I am. (Social media is probably a lot of the problem too, I know.) Constantly comparing myself to everyone and everything everyone else does, I can always praise other people- but when it comes to myself it seems all I can do is pick out the flaws.

YOU RAVED, I CAVED

Co Lab Dry Shampoo Paradise Edition Review
Nice tan line on your hand there...(sorry it's exfoliate and re-apply Thursday.)

NUDE LIPS FOR PALE SKIN

Nude Lips For Pale Skin
I don't know about you, but I find that having fair skin can make finding 'nude,' lipsticks quite tricky, because you think it looks perfect online and then you try it on and it looks ten times darker and suddenly you look like you're coming down with a black death. I always find that warm/reddish toned nudes are the worst culprits personally. If you are deathly pale like me you'll so relate to the struggle, so here are the almost perfect ones I've found so far...

SIMPLE BLOGGING TIPS I LEARNT RECENTLY

Blogging Hacks, Improve blog SEO
I've been blogging for two years now and I'm still learning new things about it all of the time, recently I've been trying to really improve things 'behind the scenes,' and I've done that by reading other bloggers advice and tips on SEO and all that technical jazz. Like most people I hate doing all of the mundane tasks that take up time and seem pointless and boring but in the end they do have a positive impact. And I'll be completely honest, I would be the happiest girl alive if I could do blogging as a full time job and be able to earn a living from it, so I can't just skip the bad bits and expect all the good, very unfortunately life just isn't like that. I am really beating myself up for not doing these things since day one, because if I had my SEO/DA etc would be a lot higher right now. 

NEW NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel review
Having dehydrated skin I'm always looking for new skincare to put on trial, so when I saw the new 'Hydro Boost,' range from Neutrogena on the Boots website knowing I was running low on moisturiser, it was straight in the basket. It instantly reminded me of the Sunday Riley Tidal cream, which is obviously ten times the price, but I had been considering purchasing because my skin really needs some luxurious help. And sadly much to my bank accounts dismay, I'm still looking to purchase the £60 moisturiser because this Neutrogena version is quite frankly just crap.

IF YOU BUY 1 THING THIS MONTH...

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If you buy even just one make up product this month, make sure it's the NARS Velvet Lip Glide in the shade Stripped.

GARNIER MOISTURE BOMB SHEET MASK

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If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll without a doubt know that I have dry skin, and you'll also know that I have tried so many damn products over the years, both high end and drugstore. Recently the drugstore brands have really been stepping up their skincare game and (I think,) Garnier are the first to introduce a sheet mask. Sheet masks suddenly become 'a thing' last year, and the one Korean one I got the chance to try was amazing I'll admit, but since then I haven't had another, and my skins been misbehaving a lot lately so why not try a £1 sheet mask? 

HUDA BEAUTY LIQUID MATTE MINIS + SWATCHES

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When Internet beauty guru Huda Kattan released her own take on liquid lipsticks I honestly just rolled my eyes; it was just another influencer releasing another product just like Zoella or Manny MUA, just over it. Of course it was going to be hyped up and praised by the millions of fans, so it's always interesting when the products really get around and out there and the real honest reviews begin to surface. The good reviews just kept coming, and I do love me a new lipstick, (or 4) I seem to always end up cracking and giving in to make up hype eventually, so just go for it.

HOW I SAVED MY OWN LIFE: FIND THE 'WHY?' IN EVERYTHING YOU DO

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I've had infinite hours of therapy and counselling over the years, and sadly for me none of it really worked at all, the things that got me on the road to recovery were a lot of medication and myself. I've been through a hell of a lot for my age, and not once have I ever fully confided in someone or let someone really help, I've always bottled everything up and left it down to me to sort ME out - and it's made me an incredibly strong person, and I've learnt a lot.

NARS AND HUDA HAUL | FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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It wouldn't be an occasion for present giving without some make-up, right? Right.
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LUSH HAUL

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When you've moved into a new house and there's been no bath for 5 months and then suddenly you're getting a new bathroom suite fitted with a huge bath, you get a little overly happy with the bath bombs. And, Lush have just released their Valentines range, so, what's a girl to do? (Buy everything)
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BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY

So today is my birthday, and to celebrate (kind of,) with you guys I've decided to host a high end make up giveaway. The winner will receive all of the products pictured above. You can use the widget below to get yourself in with the chance of winning this bundle! Good luck guys!

Benefit They're Real! Mascara (black, full size)
Benefit Gimme Brow (shade 3, full size)
Benefit Porefessional (full size)
Benefit Benetint (mini)
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder (full size)

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DAILY THINGS TO PRACTICE FOR MORE PRODUCTIVITY

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Ha, yes, me, the most un-productive person to probably ever walk on earth is writing a preachy post about how to be productive, I really should take my own advice and give myself a huge kick up the backside. I swear I would be so much more 'successful,' by now with my blog if I had been productive everyday for the past two years, never mind. Maybe I'll start next week, (probably not.)

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