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I feel like if you could smell this through the screen, you'd want it too!
This is the Mocha Rose lipbalm by Rosebud Salve. πŸ’•
Let's be frank, it's just a lipbalm. It doesn't have any crazy hydrating properties, or make my lips plump or help with cracked lips. BUT it smells like coffee and flowers, and I weirdly love it. It's nice and makes my lips soft with a lovely sheen. Plus it's cute packaging!
Do you need it ? Probably not, but thought it deserved a little review :)

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πŸ™‹πŸ½ haven't posted a selfie in a while, thought it was about time! Some very natural makeup (with a light filter) because blow drying my hair took longer than I thought 😩
Products used : πŸ’•
🌊 ELF Brow Kit, Benefit Brow Gel
🌊 Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, set with Soap and Glory Kick Ass powder
🌊 Urban Decay Vice palette, Freelove on the lid
🌊 MUA brow liner
🌊 Maybelline Plush mascara
🌊 MAC Gingerly blush, Becca Champagne Pop highlighter
🌊 ELF Mist and Set
I'm quite liking the no-liner look lately, very fresh faced. And I forgot to wear a lipstick, so lipbalm it was !
And I had glittery undereyes, because SOMEBODY (@tulsp) used my setting brush for bloody highlighting and didn't tell me. The perks of sisters ! πŸ˜’

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Skincare πŸ˜‡
I get asked about my skincare so much, and I always feel silly when I tell people it's just diet & genetics. So this year I've tried to get a good skincare regime just to take care of myself ! πŸ™‚
For reference, I have normal skin that's slightly dry in winter. I don't have sensitive skin and I don't think I've ever had a spot πŸ€” maybe one in my teens. But to summarise I have fairly normal skin. Lately I've been using these products ..
🌞 Body Shop Skin defence sunscreen spf 50 - I'm trying to take better care of my skin and I love this ! Feels smooth and lightweight for everyday use, but I'd try the Biore next
πŸ’™ Boots Botanics Facial Oil - this is my second bottle, I love the smell and the feel, I wear it at night before bed and wake up with lovely plump skin, I've heard this is been/being discontinued. I'm distraught πŸ˜–
🌊 Clinique moisture surge - this is my new daytime moisturiser, not going to lie, I can smell the alcohol when I wear it but it's lightweight and very moisturising, so far I do like it
🌧️ Clinique Turnaround Overnight moisturiser, this is also new, a thicker cream texture that nourishes overnight. I've never used a night cream before so this is new for me! And therefore I have nothing to compare it too 😢
So there you have it ! There's no secret formula for me, I wish I had a better routine for you but I just sort of try new things. I adore @carolinehirons for skincare advice, her page is so informative and definitely worth following !

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When you didn't snooze your alarm for once and have time to do makeup 😏 this is an annual occurrence, id rather have the sleep !
I still love this Zoeva warm spectrum palette, I'd be tempted to buy more if I didn't own so many already !

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Everyday face πŸ™‹πŸ½πŸŒž
My staple products for everyday, no I don't use a primer everyday as I don't wear a base product 😣
πŸ’• ELF Mist and Set - I love the fresh scent, I don't know how much it actually does but it's a lovely wake me up !
πŸ’• MAC Blush in Gingerly - holy grail, go ask Poof, if you know you know !
πŸ’• Elf blush brush - love all elf brushes
πŸ’• NARS Creamy concealer - quickly becoming my favourite concealer
πŸ’• KIKO Water eyeshadow in 208 - as a highlight πŸ’• Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil - don't like it, won't repurchase :(
πŸ’• Benefit Brow Gel - holds your eyebrows in place alllllll damnnnn day !
πŸ’• Seventeen Falsifeye mascara - spikey brush so use at your own risk, but great end results
πŸ’• Mocha Rose lipbalm Rosebud Perfume Co

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Some pretty makeup bits 🍹
I know I know, I took a longggg break. I went away, I got busy with work, my best friend got married, the usual !
And no shame here but I'm wearing minimal makeup today because I'm on nights until Monday 😣 jealous of all you people with that Friday feeling !
I bought some new makeup bits, spot that new primer that I heard @ummbaby rave about eons ago so I needed to try it.
And I purchased an old favourite, ELF Mist and Set because MAC Charged Water is too expensive to be wasted spraying it everyday πŸ˜‡
So how is everyone ?! What did I miss 😝

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Colourpop liquid lipsticks πŸ‘„
Still trialling these, swatches coming soon !
They are incredibly drying so I need to prep my lips well beforehand, however they are pigmented and smooth.
I much prefer wearing glossy lips in the summer months, but these do not budge ! It took a lot of scrubbing and cleansing oil πŸ˜– and at least half my lip layers ...

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Morphe 36O palette πŸ€—
I know there has been so much controversy regarding Morphe and their products, and in the future I will be most likely refraining from buying their products... however !
I can't help but love this palette, I love the pigmentation of 'most' of these shades, there are some that swatch beautifully but don't transfer to the lid well, especially the glittery ones.
But I keep reaching for it for the warm tones πŸ˜‹
Go follow @beautytruthsleuthofficial for more info, one of my favourite pages as she is SO honest, I catch up with her page everyday πŸ˜‚

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Some fave makeup pics 😊
I know I've been away, I had a combination of night shifts and on call, and then I went to Belgium ! And honestly I haven't worn makeup all that much lately ;)
But I've been catching up with you all, secretly stalking πŸ˜‚

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Some make up picks from the weekend !
Crawling into bed after a night shift, so tired I'm typing with my eyes closed 😫

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Makeup picks for the day ⏰
I love the Pro conceal yellow corrector to contrast when I use an orange corrector under my eyes, but the formula continues to split and water comes out so I won't be repurchasing πŸ˜–

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Some favourite makeup picks πŸ™ŒπŸ½
πŸŽ–οΈ ELF High definition powder - now I hear elf will be sold in Superdrug soon, I have loved ELF products for years, when they used to have a UK website and everything was Β£1-5 ! Now I see the prices have gone up, elf is hit and miss I think but some of their products are amazing. Especially their brushes, I like the powder to bake with but it gives off a white cast πŸ˜• so I'd say give this a miss.
πŸŽ–οΈ MAC blush in Gingerly is holy grail for now and ever
πŸŽ–οΈ Benefit goof proof pencil and Ready Set Brow gel, love the combo of these but I won't be investing in the pencil personally. I like it but I'm sure the drugstore will have a good copy, the gel however I think is worth it.
πŸŽ–οΈ Seventeen Falsifeye mascara, absolute favourite ! Super sharp spiky brush so be careful, but great formula and will repurchase
πŸŽ–οΈ L'OrΓ©al true match highlight in Golden Glow, I bought this after seeing how glowy my best friend looked (@satvir09) and I needed it too, I mix it with my tinted moisturiser for glowy skin and I love it !
On another note I am on annual leave for a week, and I have so much free time this is new to me ... expect lots of rambling posts πŸ˜£πŸ™ŒπŸ½

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Makeup of the day ⏰ this is my usual daily routine!
πŸ‰ ELF brow kit with Benefit Ready Set Brow gel
πŸ‰ NARS Creamy Concealer set with S&G Kick Ass powder
πŸ‰ Mac blush in gingerly
πŸ‰ 17 Falsifeye mascara
πŸ‰ Colourpop lippie stick in Goal Digger

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You know I'm a lippie kinda girl, how could I resist ! In my head all I can hear is Jamie Foxx singing '...I always fall, for your type' 😏
I swear they're different... kind of !
I have swatched them on my arm and boy oh boy, they are insanely hard to remove. I had to use cleansing oil, eyemakeup remover and then more oil. My arm was unbelievably sore after being scrubbed πŸ˜‚
Plus they dry darker than the tube, but I will do proper swatches soon, all nice and neat with tape so it's aesthetically pleasing πŸ˜‹

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I'm currently lying in bed feeling sorry for myself, so why not post my Colourpop Haul πŸ™ŒπŸ½
I made 5 orders (shadows and lippies) in total, made sure they were all under £15 to avoid the customs fee. And all but one got through, but I'm contesting the customs fee on that order 😏 (message me if you need more info on how to do this)
The first thing I picked up is the Super Shock shadows.
The colours from top to bottom, R-L, Sequin, Sailor, Nillionaire, So Quiche, Arrow and Weenie.
Clearly I have a type as they're all warm and from similar colour palettes πŸ˜‚
The texture is so unusual, like a soft mousse ? But the colour payoff is incredible, I will swatch them for you eventually ! But so far, very happy with this order 😍 @colourpopcosmetics

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Today's simple makeup πŸ‰
I'm seriously lacking motivation lately to post, I totally agree with @jasminetalksbeauty latest post, these new algorithms on instagram mean engagement has dropped dramatically !
Anyways, enough negativity for a Monday morning, hope you all have a great week πŸ€—
I've been loving @lipsticksandteeth feed, my Bobbi Brown wishlist is so long because of you Ayah ! πŸ˜–πŸ˜

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MAC pigment in Melon πŸ‰
Adds the most beautiful pop of gold on the lid. I use it mixed with some KIKO mixing solution which gives it a more metallic finish.
This is the small size as I don't use it enough to justify the bigger one !

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I'm back I swear ! πŸ˜‚
Apologies for being MIA, I was having a blast eating my body weight in pizza with my dearest @amo_m !
So for today, if I had an extra 10 mins I would be wearing this, but given im on Trauma Call all week, I've resorted to no makeup πŸ™„
Expect full glam again by Friday ! Products tagged 🌍

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Finally picked up this sunscreen as I'm off next week and wanted something to wear under my makeup 🌞
I know UV light is one of the main reasons our skin ages so I'm trying to work spf into my skincare routine ! (Which if you know me well, doesn't really exist πŸ™„)
This feels lightweight, hydrating and soaks into the skin without any residue, it has a soft shimmer which adds a really nice glow to the skin !
It was an eye watering £16, for a small little bottle 😣 but it's an investment !
And now it's time for bed after a busy night shift, have a great Saturday πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ½

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To complete my Nip+Fab haul 😁 (who also reposted my pic thank you !)
From top to bottom : Spice, Brownie, Marshmellow
I love all the nude tones that they make !
But they Spice and Brownie are both cool toned nudes, so definitely a lot different to what I usually buy.
Marshmallow isn't working for me at all, it washes me out so I will be gifting this elsewhere !
But I love the formula, pigmented and doesn't feel too drying on the lips 😍 @nipandfabuk @nipandfabuk
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