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Highlighting on a budget

Budget, Highlighter, Kiko, Newlook, revolution,

I enjoyed writing my Bronzing On A Budget post so much last month that I have turned it into a series and followed it on with this Highlighting on a budget post! You are welcome...

I have four budget highlighters to show you today and I'll start with my favourite two. They are by Makeup Revolution and are so so amazing! I have the Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach lights and the same in Pink lights. Pink lights is definitely more pigmented and vibrate whereas the Peach lights is more subtle and natural. Although powder highlighter isn't my favourite I do love using these two as they work really well at lasting all day and add a lovely glow to your cheeks during nights out. These powders do have the power to make you look like a shinny glitter ball is you go over board with the highlighter so having a light hand is a must.

My second highlighter is by Newlook and I have mentioned it before on my blog. It is the shade 93 gold and is great at using on the cheek bones. I prefer the effect this stick gives my skin during the day as it is much more natural and effortless then the powder highlighters which can look too much during the day. I like to pop this on my cheek bones and on my phones over my foundation but I plan on trying it under my foundation as well as I think it might give my foundation an added feature. The formula of the highlighter is really creamy so it is really easy to blend and move around the face once you have swiped a line.

The last highlighter I am mentioning is the Kiko Makeup highlighter pencil from their contouring pencil set. This is very similar to the Newlook highlighter stick apart from it isn't as creamy as the Newlook one and it has a more pointed end so it is easier to apply your highlighter more precisely. Again this stick is perfect for during the day when you want to add a little shine to your face and dont want your face to look like a glitter ball.

Let me know what your favourite budget highlighters are! 

Coat Shopping, again

People who have read my blog for a long while now will know of my obsession with buying a new coat every winter. I don't ever need a new coat, I just want a new one for the winter. Last year I bought my  Del Boy Coat from eBay and absolutely loved it. I worn it to death -but it is still in great condition- well done eBay!

This year I have already bought my new coat for this winter, and I may have bought more than one... naughty me. 

The first coat I picked up is actually a jacket, a very nice jacket. I have been obsessed with finding a denim jacket with a fur collar ever since Corrie from Dizzy Brunette wore one in one of her videos. My one is from Primark and was a bargain at £16! I bought it in a size up so I can layer it over jumpers and thicker tops when it gets colder. I love the fur collar on this jacket especially the colour, which I can remove if I wanted to, but I won't. The fit of the jacket is great and although I have to roll the sleeves up one time, it fits me like a glove everywhere else.

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I'm planning to wear this jacket with black jeans and leggings this winter, as well as over casual dresses. 



My second coat is from the Generation section at Newlook. Don't laugh at me when I tell you this but... It is age 10-11. I've always fitted into the teens section at Newlook but never have a ever fitted in something so small. Apart from the astonishing size it is a really great jacket. The material keeps me so so so warm I never want to take it off. It feels like I am wearing a fluffy dressing gown all day. I love the style of the jacket and the fact it isn't a really short version which I have seen around a lot. And it has pockets, I loveeeee pockets! Don't know why but if something has pockets, I'm more likely to want it. With my discount it was only £20 which I thought was a really good price for a jacket. 

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I'm already wearing this coat with my blue and black coloured jeans and on top of my leather skirt. 

My Pinterest Home | Old Fashioned Kitchen

I am not much of a cook, not at all!
I can just about make pasta and that is only because it is my all time favourite dish ever. This doesn't stop me wanting an amazing kitchen in my dream house, which would hopefully encourage me to branch out and experiment with cooking.

As much as I love hi-tech modern kitchens, my heart will always attract me old fashioned, big windowed, wood top kitchens. You know the ones you find in old country cottages which scream shabby chic. Although I know I most likely won't end up in a cute little cottage in the next few years I can still dream about my perfect kitchen.

Here are some of favourite styles from Pinterest, the best site to get house inspiration.


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Three things I've been loving this September '15

My monthly favorites started out as a huge list of products when I first started blogging and now I find it hard to think of 5 things that I am in love with during the month. So that is why I now have a series called 'Three things that I have been loving in...'

the best of me, monthly, favourites, September

My Everyday Base Makeup for Tanned Skin

Body shop, hoola, rimmel, collection, collection 2000, everyday, base,

Since getting a glowing (If I do say so myself) tan on holiday my daily makeup routine has changed and the products I use everyday have changed too. My Ivory and Vanilla shade foundations are now taking a well earned rest and have been replaced with two darker products that don't see much light.

I am dabbling between my Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Soft Beige and my Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream in shade 01. They both are a perfect shade for my tanned skin and keep my skin looking fresh and glowing. 

To cover my eye bags and any spots or blemishes I use the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Cool Medium. The shade matches my foundation perfectly and covers up any bits I don't like. 

To bronze and contour I have been using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer which I have never liked before. I never found that the shade suited me before so it used to just lay in my makeup draw collecting dust for months. Now that I have a tan I understand the hype about the bronzer, it really is a perfect bronze colour (on the right shade face).

If you have any recommendations of good foundations in these shades for glowing tanned skin let me know! I am liking this tanned look and may get back into regular fake tanning to keep it. (if I can be bothered to keep it up...)


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