My LA/IMATS Makeup, Beauty and other random stuff Haul | Reviews and First Impressions

Hey guys, I am back from my trip to Los Angeles and it was great. Los Angeles has always been on my bucket list of places to go and I am so glad I went. The people there are so cool and so chilled out. You could strike a conversation up with anyone, anywhere without feeling weird. I loved the fact that everyone has a side hustle and is creative, it was quite motivating. So obviously I came back with many goodies and do a post about it, even though I will probably have to…

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Using a SiliSponge to do my Makeup | Does it work?!

2016 was definitely about my Instagram feed being filled with people trying and using things to apply their makeup that frankly should not be used on someone’s face! I saw spoons, knives, Vagisil as a primer, Sanitary pads to apply their foundation. Lord have mercy! Usually I see this nonsense and I keep on scrolling! No shade but come on guys, is the struggle so real that we cannot use normal makeup products and makeup brushes anymore?! The day I look at my Always sanitary towel and think ummmmm I should use this to apply…

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Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lips on Dark Skin | Review and Swatches (Part 2)

Hey guys, here is Part 2 of the Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lipstick range. I tried 5 lipglosses in Part 1 (here), so this part will have the four other colours: Furry, Wolfie, Sookie and Kink. *** MY THOUGHTS: I love these lipglosses. They are not sticky when you apply them and they are pigmented. What I like about them is that although they transfer, which I expected, they last on your lips for a few hours. I love the pigmentation of the lipglosses even the Sheer ones especially the way they look against my dark…

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Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lips on Dark Skin | Review and Swatches (Part 1)

I tell you one thing guys, I used to hate my full lips with a passion, and I would do anything to hide them. Funnily enough this blog has helped me to come out of this mentality. I remember the first time I posted a picture of me wearing lipstick, I felt so exposed/vulnerable that I am showing my lips to the world. But here I am! I never ever wear lipglosses! Never! I always thought that lipglosses would make my lips look bigger and more prominent. But I decided to do something else to…

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5 Secret Tips on how to look good on a Budget

Hey guys, I am back with another post. To all my ladies who want to look good without breaking the bank, here are some ‘secret’ tips. *** Get Samples. I really love the Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer concealer, but I was not prepared to buy a tiny pot for £38. I just couldn’t justify it to myself or mr bank account! So I went in to space NK and asked for a sample and they were happy to give it to me. The thing with samples, all you have to do is ask, and the…

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Travelling on Short Haul flights | What makeup to take on short haul flights

I love short haul flights…especially with a toddler! Ok, I was being sarcastic about that toddler part, but I do love short haul flights or just trips away. Quick trips away are a great way of taking advantage of the extra days we get over bank holidays, or when you want to get away from London for a few days. Here in the UK we have restrictions to what liquids we can take on the plane as hand luggage, and usually for cheap flights, weekend trips most people just take hand luggage…well maybe that’s just…

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ColorBlend Deluxe Xtreme Lips | First Impressions and Review

I have been meaning to do this review for the longest time, so here it is. ColorBlend is makeup company founded in the UK. I actually did an interview with Kesha the founder (here), and she spoke about the inspiration behind the brand and I love it! I love it when I see black owned businesses. I love it when I see women especially women of colour rise against all odds. I decided this year that enough is enough. Enough with the critical comments about a woman’s appearance. Enough with the constant negativity from one…

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