LUSH HAUL

Lush Bathbombs

My (not so little) brother turned 19 last month – which means presents. Not just for him, but for me too! You see, our tiny family has a tradition when it comes to birthdays. If it’s your birthday, you gift each one of your siblings a present also. We may be, more or less, entering our twenties… but alas the tradition is yet to die down. I’m happy with that. Especially if it means I get gifted gorgeous LUSH bathbombs…

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LOSING MY MAC VIRGINITY

MAC Spice lipliner and Taupe lipstick

After watching Poppy Rawson’s latest MAC lipstick collection video, as well as Avi’s blogpost about her favourite MAC lipsticks, I was convinced that I needed to invest in one. I fell in love with the likes of Honey Love, Amorous, Ruby Woo and Taupe – however, once I ended up at the MAC counter in Debenhams, I decided to opt for one that I could wear, day-to-day, as a part of my signature everyday look… and so, along came Taupe, served with a pricey additional side of Spice lipliner (the girl at the counter was so lovely, I just couldn’t say no!). After wearing this combination for two weeks on the trot, I’m now deeply convinced that I want more. And more…

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THE £2.89 VITAMIN E MOISTURISER

Boots Vitamin E Moisture Lotion

Recently, vitamin moisturisers have been all the rage in the beauty department. It’s all about that Vitamin E/C life, especially with The Body Shop’s new Vitamin C range which was released earlier this year, which claims to increase your natural glow without looking greasy. Although The Body Shop is a bit more affordable than the likes of Institut Esthederm, REN or SkinChemists, at £16, it’s sadly a little too much for my student budget. However, I present to you a cheaper alternative that should hopefully not make too much of a dent in your bank balance…

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BARRY M: ‘VANILLA’ MATTE NAIL PAINT

Barry M 'Vanilla' Matte Nail Paint

Chances are, you’ve already met Barry M on the shopfloor of your local Superdrug, most likely when you were in your teen years. Of recent years, I don’t know why, but I ended up not visiting the Barry M counter very often, so when I did at the end of last year, I was pleasantly surprised by their collection of matte nail paints. Quite honestly one of the best affordable matte nail paint collections I’ve ever laid my eyes upon. There is such a vast arrange of shades that I’m sure there’s a colour for everyone… and I think this one is mine.

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LUSH COSMETICS: CUP O’ COFFEE

LUSH Cosmetics 'Cup O' Coffee' Exfoliating Face and Body Mask

Up until a few weeks ago, I was a LUSH Cosmetics face mask virgin. In fact, I’ve never really been big on face masks… until one day, I thought why not – let’s try this stuff out. I mean, every other proper girl indulges in face masks right? A mere few hours later, I ended up in my local LUSH with my friend, Sarah who is very big on using coffee as a beauty product – which resulted in me purchasing their exfoliating face and body mask ‘Cup O’ Coffee’. Fast forward a few weeks to today, and I’m here to tell you why it was one of my best purchases of late…

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H&M HOME: THE BRONZE AGE

H&M Home: The Bronze Age

After recently decorating my room (or rather, still in the process of…), I’ve become obsessed with looking at H&M’s home section, filled to the brim with pretty homeware, in rather flattering shades of gold, silver and bronze. However, the bronze selection has completely stolen my heart. I’m now spending ways of justifying buying the lot to distribute between my new university room come September and my room at home…

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