Long Luscious Lashes: Barry M Showgirl Lengthening Mascara

Who else scrolls through close-up photos on beauty blogs and Instagram finding themselves the victim of lash envy? I can guarantee naturally long lashes are on the top of everyone's beauty wish-list, hence why the industry is booming with promises of brand new mascaras which will give you extra volume and length. Most do a fairly good job, but all have their flaws. While I'm not saying the Barry M Showgirl mascara is perfect, it's pretty bloody fab at creating the illusion of naturally long lashes.



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Winging It: Four Best High-Street Eyeliners For The Perfect Cat Flick

It's that timeless look that exudes chic, but one of the most difficult make-up skills to master. Winged liner takes a lot of practise, but when you get it right can bring together a whole beauty look with a simple flick. To make the classic look far easier to conquer, I've picked out my top 4 best liquid and gel liners which will get you looking fantastically feline in a flash.



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OOTD: Retro Polka Dots

Living in Brighton, you can't walk through town without seeing someone in some retro or vintage inspired outfit. I love the old-school glamour of it all, and being a history student, I love having the chance to take bits of my favourite eras and incorporate them into the way I dress to express a little part of my personality. That's what style is all about, right?! I found this adorable polka dot dress on rosewe.com and have been in love with it ever since.



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Rimmel Provocalips: The Kiss-Proof Lip Lacquer

It's the ultimate girl problem: leaving lipstick marks all over champagne flutes, running off every half an hour to re-apply your lippy, and seeing how much your lipstick has disintegrated in photos from the night before. Even the most expensive lipsticks haven't mastered the seemingly simple art of keeping the formula ON YOUR LIPS. Y'know, because that's kinda the whole point of lipstick. Well, I think Rimmel might have the latest breakthrough in lipstick technology...



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Lancome Advanced Genefique: The Anti-Ageing Miracle?

You only have to sift through a few adverts to realise that the major selling point in the beauty industry at the moment is the idea of uncovering the secret to youthful looking skin. Before this review spirals into a debate on what the eff 'youthful skin' actually means and the problems of assuming that all 'youthful' people have flawless skin, I'm going to focus on the notion of 'radiance'.



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SWATCHES: Barry M Cor Balmy

I must admit, I was desperate to try out Barry M's new Cor Balmy range after seeing gazillions of bloggers post about them. Many other brands have attempted to release tinted lip balms with (in my opinion) little success. The products themselves look like they promise a huge punch of colour from the outside, but when applied, the moisture element takes over and the tint is left behind. However, these Barry M balms are something else, and I was left really impressed by the budget brand.



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Primark A/W14 Shoe Haul

I'm extremely fussy when it comes to shoes. I get blisters so easily so not only does every pair I buy have to be super soft and comfy, but they have to look the part too and last a decent amount of time. Primark have never really been my go-to shop when it comes to investing in shoes, often assuming that they would fall apart after a few wears. Last week in Brighton, I tried a pair on, realised how incredibly soft the backs of the shoes were and grabbed as many pairs as I could.



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OOTD: The Little White Dress

Since Audrey Hepburn appeared on the silver screen dressed in that fitted black cocktail dress in Breakfast At Tiffany's, the Little Black Dress (or LBD) has been heralded as the must-have garment for every female's wardrobe. Suitable for all occasions, timelessly elegant and super stylish, the LBD has it all. Well, maybe it's time for the LBD to step aside and let its younger sister, the Little White Dress (or LWD, if you wish) have its moment.



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Sleek Blush By 3: The Perfect Trio

I've never been a blush fanatic, only ever owning a few and choosing to spend all my money on lipsticks and eyeliners instead. Sleek is a makeup brand which has recently come under my radar with their great range of lipsticks and infamous contouring kit. Their blush kits make a wonderful addition to this selection, and the Blush By 3 in 'Lace' is one which I will certainly be repurchasing for a long time.



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Trichotillomania Top Tips: Eyebrow Make-Up

Throughout my struggle with trichotillomania, the hardest part of my make-up routine has been my eyebrows, or lack of. Putting on false eyelashes and drawing on subtle eyeliner was fairly easy to master in comparison to drawing on eyebrows from scratch. It still isn't a part of my trichotillomania covering-up make-up practice which I have totally gotten my head around, but I have picked up some tips and tricks over the past 5 or so years which may help others. Here are my top 10:

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OOTD: Rose Mini Skirt

While summer has been and gone, the excise to wear pretty mini skirts hasn't. I bought this quite a while ago from sheinside.com and have been itching for an excuse to wear it. What better excuse than my little blog?! I love the elegant print on this skirt- it's so feminine without the rose being overbearing and completely taking over. If there was such thing as a good amount of roses, this is it.



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Over-Hyped Products #2: Benefit They're Real Push-Up Eyeliner

The Benefit They're Real Push-Up eyeliner has to be one of the most hyped up beauty launches of recent times. After their They're Real mascara was a smash-hit with pretty much all make-up enthusiasts (including myself), people everywhere were practically peeing their pants with excitement over the introduction of this revolutionary eyeliner to the beauty market. The first samples were sent out, and bloggers bowed down to the little liner, claiming it was the best thing since sliced bread and that you really needed to go out and buy it for yourself. I personally think we need to bring these reviews down to earth a little.



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