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Today I have some bargain ebay brushes that I'd like to share with you. I've had these for a while now so I'm not that late in jumping on the bandwagon! Firstly, let's talk about the 99p brushes. Yes, only 99p! I couldn't believe it either. The numbers sound a little reminiscent of the MAC brushes, which I can't compare them to as I don't own them (obvs they aren't going to be as good quality) although from seeing the infamous MAC 217 blending brush the shape looks pretty similar! These brushes are the main ones I use when doing my eye make up and I now own two of the 217 blending brush. They wash up quite nicely, although the hairs have splayed a little. I haven't experienced any shedding, apart from with the black one after washing it, but overall these brushes are such good quality for the price!! I can't praise them enough! And of course, I think I will invest in a MAC 217 one day, but these will do me fine for now!

Next up is a synthetic brush set which I have seen floating around the blogging/vlogging community. I first saw Gabby from velvetgh0st use a similar face and eye brush set, which set me on the hunt to find a set with just the eye brushes in. These are perfect to use with cream eyeshadows and concealers, as they are small enough the get into all the nooks and crannies! They are also great for blending out any eyeshadow disasters (taking eyeshadow up too high/close to my brow is quite frequent!) as they are very dense. These brushes wash up really nicely and I haven't experienced any shedding! They are also so soft on the skin - just like the Real Technique brushes!

Have you tried any eBay brushes?





 ELF Blusher - Gotta Glow £3.75 / MAC MSF - Lightscapade £22 / ELF All Over Colour Stick - Spotlight £1.50 / Benefit High Beam £19.50 / Topshop Glow - Gleam £9

Although March is approaching, we seem to still be stuck in the British winter with storms and gales and no sign of spring. In order to hurry spring and summer up a bit, I have compiled all of my favourite glow giving products to get the fresh faced and dewy look we all want in the warmer months.

I will start off with the two powder highlighters, ELF Blusher in Gotta Glow is a really pretty pale golden highlighter with quite a lot of shimmer. It gives a really nice glow but you do have to be careful that you don't apply too much! It isn't as finely milled as the MAC one, but you can't complain for the price! I've heard it is quite similar to the NARS Albatross highlighter which I really want to try! Next up the MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Lightscapade is definitely a lot more subtle and finely milled. It is so beautiful and can be built up to provide an amazing glow on your cheek bones! I have a full review here.

Next up, the three cream highlighters! Cream highlighters are great for achieving dewy skin without using tons of products and looking incredibly natural. My faves include ELF Colour Stick in Spotlight, Benefit High Beam and Topshop Glow in Gleam. The ELF Colour Stick is a relatively new addition to my make up stash but is certainly a stand out product for me. It isn't glittery or incredibly shimmery but has this amazing glow about it when you apply it to your cheek bones. It's a little difficult to work with at first but you get used to it! I prefer to use my fingers with this as it helps to blend it in a little better than using a brush. Ahhh, my mini Benefit High Beam has been with me for quite a while and is still a firm favourite. As you can see it is almost nearly gone which makes me sad but I'm determined to get a couple more wears out of it before I go and happily splash da cash on a new one ;). It is a pearly pink colour and looks amazing when mixed with foundation or just applied to the high points of your face! I really can't fault this product. Again, I apply this with my fingers to help it blend it beautifully. Last but not least this little Topshop number is perfect for all of you bronze goddesses out there! It's a little different from the rest as it is a golden bronze shade which just warms up your whole complexion! In all honesty, I have neglected this for a while as I am extremely pale and sometimes it looks a little odd on my ghostly skin! When I have a (fake) tan I can imagine this looking great! Summer couldn't come quick enough, ey?! Ooo I also have a full review of this here if you'd like a more in depth review.

I've decided to start posting on specific days to help get into a blogging routine as I feel I have lost my blogging mojo a bit! The days are Monday, Thursday and Saturday!

Thanks for reading, hope you all are having a good start to the week!





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I have become increasingly bored with my hair over the past few months and thought that a hair inspo post was due to give myself, and maybe you, a few ideas for hair styles/colours/cuts. My hair is long and blonde - quite boring really! I find it quite hard to style and just boring. From the pictures, you may be able to tell that I have fallen in love with the look of bouncy waves (a hairstyle my hair refuses to do!) I included both short hair and long hair as they both look utterly gorgeous! My love for short(ish) hair has stemmed from Lily Melrose as her hair always looks so effortless, although I could never bring myself to get my hair cut as I've had long hair for as long as I can remember! If I ever did go for the chop, it's handy to know that online shops, for example stock a variety of real human hair extensions to suit any hair type, colour or style meaning they blend in to your own hair perfectly! is extensions galore with clip in hair extensions, weaves, micro rings, pre bonded, tape in, brazillan hair. For the 2014 hair trends, they also have ombre hair extensions in all sorts of styles: straight, loose waves, very curly. Many of the hair extensions can also be dyed over due to them being human hair which is great if you're one to change up your look a lot as you don't have to buy a new set! 

If I were to ever get the chop, I would certainly go to for hair extensions if I ever needed them as they have the best prices around and amazing  quality. 

Thanks for reading, 


Illamasqua Lipstick in Immodest Review & Swatches

Hi guys! Sorry I haven't blogged in while, I've been a bit busy but I've finally got some free time to write about my new favourite lipstick: Immodest from Illamasqua. Immodest is described as being a 'vivid pink with a matte finish' which I couldn't put better myself. It is certainly vivid - pretty much neon! The brightness of this lipstick may put some people off but it can definitely be sheered out to create a more subtle pink lip. It is also very matte which I love as it looks a bit different and makes it more long wearing. You could always put a gloss over the top though if that's what you prefer. My lips have been so dry due to the cold weather we've been having so (as you can see in the swatch) on my lips it looked a bit dry that day but with a slick of vaseline on underneath this glides on perfectly and doesn't budge all day.

In all honesty I think this is definitely more of a summer lipstick due to the bright punchy pink and the matte finish, but I've been getting a lot of wear out of it by sheering it out a little which looks really pretty too. I can imagine this colour looking amazing with a tan - could summer hurry up pls 

Do you like the look of this lipstick?