Monthly Favourites | November

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I didn't actually do a monthly favourites post last month; i had a lot of different posts i wanted to do but i seemed to run out of time as i was rather busy. I haven't really switched many of the products up throughout November along with discovering a couple of new favourites.

Beauty

Topshop Bronzer in Mohawke
This is a really light bronzer that warms up the complexion really nice and it's also great to contour with because it's a matte bronzer. Also because its so light, it looks really nice and natural on the face. I really like using this bronzer and i love the mirrored packaging.

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter
I seem to go through phases of using this and up until lately i hadn't used it in ages and i forgot just how nice it is. It's a pink toned highlighter which i really like as i personally think it compliments my skintone quite well. I tend to wear this more on nights out to compliment the contouring and it gives the complexion a lovely radiant glow - I've received many compliments off people saying how radiant and glowing my skin look and it's all because of this.

Mac Lipstick in Rebel
When i first got this i only wore it a handful of times because the bold shade scared me a little bit but these past two months it has been one of my go-to lip products especially on nights out (see how i apply it here) - I'm sure you've all heard of Rebel but if not it is a really beautiful deep purple/plummy shade and its perfect for Autumn/Winter. It's a satin finish which is actually one of my favourites - it's not quite glossy or matte but it has a slight shine to it. It's really moisturising to wear, it's long lasting and I'm really loving wearing it.

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot!
I absolutely love this palette and I've been using it non stop since i bought it. I love the variety of blush shades, there is one to suit everyone and the shades have got your covered for all occasions. They're such good quality and it's really good value for money too (5 blushes, 1 bronzer and a Watts Up sample) I absolutely love all shades you get but at the moment I'm really loving using Rockateur.

Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner
I'd heard so many good things about this, that it was about time i gave it a try and so far it's a bloody good eyeliner. I find this so easy to apply and you can control the application so easily. It's pigmented, long-lasting and so affordable too.

Christina Aguilera Perfume
I think this might be my third bottle of this - i just love it. It's such a lovely scent - it's a fruity scent with hints of musk and vanilla. This is a celebrity scent but it's different to the usual bold fruity scents, this has a much more mature note to it. I also love the lacy detailing on the bottle for this, its so pretty.

Maybelline Mastergraphic Eyeliner
I've been having a love affair with two liners these past few weeks - as well as the Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner I've also been using the Maybelline Mastergraphic Eyeliner and i really like them both. The Maybelline liner has an angled tip which at first it did take me a while to get used to handling it but now i find it really easy to manoeuvre and i can apply my liner much quicker and neater too. I also feel like this is great for winging out your liner with. It's affordable, long-lasting and pigmented. I'm really enjoying both eyeliners at the moment.

Non-Beauty:

Lake District
Me and two of my best girls took a little mini roadtrip to the Lake District for the day and it was so lovely. It was such a nice day; we had a lovely lunch, went to the Beatrix Potter Museum, walked around and stopped at a service station with the most amazing view.

Karaoke Finalist
Me and my friends also end up going to Karaoke when we go out on a Thurs night - and they are currently holding a contest. Anybody who gets up was automatically in with the chance of being chosen as a finalist and for some reason me and my friend Gemma got picked as a duo!

Wham Cosmic Sticks
I love Wham Bars and i love Strawberry Laces and combine them together and you get a rather tasty treat. Albeit a naughty sugary one but they are seriously good!

Orange is the New Black
I'm late to the bandwagon with this one, i know. At first - i didn't really see what the obsession with it was and i was starting to think it was over-rated but then i binge watched a lot of episode in one go and I'm enjoying watching it.

Lindt Salted Caramel Chocolate
Technically, this is a bit of a cheat as i only discovered it this past week but oh my lord it is so tasty i couldn't not include it. I seem to have developed a bit of an obsession with Salted Caramel - i know it sounds a bit weird but trust me, the salt is so subtle and it is seriously delicious.

Music Favourite

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
This song is just beautiful and i can't stop listening to it. The video to it, had me mesmerised and i honestly could not stop staring at it - it's so graceful and beautiful. I would love for someone to dance with me like that.

What are some of your monthly favourites?
Natalie xx

Life Lately #4 | Lakes, Netflix and Salted Caramel Chocolate

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Car Selfie | Lake Windermere | Gem, Estelle & Me
Hot Chocolate with a View | Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot | Group Selfie
Blog Planning | Reading | Lindt Salted Caramel Chocolate

November hasn't been quite as busy as the month before which is why their is significantly less photos. I feel like November has gone by so fast that i don't actually know what I've done with this month at all. It's mostly been filled with a lot of blog planning and Netflix binge watching - in particular Orange is the New Black, i know I'm so late to jump on the bandwagon.

At the start of the month however, i did take a mini roadtrip with two of my best girls to the Lake District and it was such a lovely day - I'm still obsessed with that view, sitting there with a hot chocolate was just bliss and id really like to go back and sit there a little longer. I also think that i took a pretty good picture of it, considering its with my phone - don't you think?

In other news, i finally got my hands on the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot - happy times. I've also been reading a heck of a lot more and if its possible I've fallen in love with a bar of chocolate. Lindt Salted Caramel Chocolate - a little pricey for such a small bar but it is amazing and is worth every penny.

How has November treated you?
Natalie xx

How To | My Autumn Lip

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One of my favourite things about Autumn is the colours associated especially when it comes to make up - I've been sporting quite a bold Autumn lip of late, especially on nights out so i thought for today's post i would share it with you along with how i like to apply it.

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The Preparation
Before i apply any lip products i always like to apply lip balm to moisturise and soften my lips. I actually do this before i apply any make up so that it gives it time to absorb.

With a bold lip; i like to take a bit more extra care when it comes to my lips because it's not a pleasant to see a lipstick clinging to dry and cracked lips. So to start with i like to scrub my lips with the Wilko Lip Service Apricot Lip Scrub to remove any dry or excess skin - if you don't have a lip scrub, use a old toothbrush and gently brush it in circles along the lip and it will give you the same results. I then go in with a lip balm - i usually grab the nearest one to me which at the moment is the Hurraw Lime Lip Balm.

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Lining the Lips
Now i know i may look a little odd in the photo but do bear with me. The lip liner that I'm using is the MUA Intense Colour Lip Liner in Brooding Plum. Lip liner is a step i never miss out when it comes to a bold lip because not only does it stop the lipstick from bleeding out but you can use the lip liner to shape your lips and define them in any way you like. I personally just follow my natural lip line but add a little emphasis on my cupids bow.

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After I've lined my lips, i like to take a make up brush and blend the liner out slightly. This may seem a bit off but because the liner is a perfect match for the lipstick i like to blend it out a little so that it won't be too harsh when you do apply your lipstick. However, you do want to be careful that you don't completely erase the lip line so blend with a light hand.

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The Lipstick
The lipstick I'm using is Mac's Rebel - of course, it's such a perfect option for Autumn. Now you could just go straight in with the bullet if your prefer but i prefer to take the brush i used earlier and apply it that way. Not only does it give you a more neater and a more precise application but it allows you to the build the colour up to the intensity you prefer.

Before i move onto the final step i do like to blot my lips with tissue and whilst holding the tissue over the lips i take my powder brush (with a little powder on) and light press it against the tissue and my lips - i don't know how this works but doing this really helps it stay in place. Once I've blotted the lips i do like to apply a little more on top to maintain the colour.

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The Clean-Up
My final step is the line around the lipstick again, but this time i take the Studio 10 Age Reverse Perfecting Lip Liner* in the shade Universal and using the lightest side that is a nude almost skin tone shade (you can also use a concealer to do this as well) Doing this helps to define and neaten up the shape of the lips.

It may seem like a lot of steps to apply a lipstick but i find this really helps in achieving a really neat lip and it also really helps to prolong its wear. I wear this a lot for nights out and i barely ever need to touch it up throughout the night - if i do i just apply it straight for the bullet and dab it lightly onto the lips.

What's your go-to Autumn Lip?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

How I Blog #5 | Blogging on a Budget

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Running a blog can be a rather pricey business and one that can feel quite difficult when there is so many frequent new releases. As well as wanting new make up yourself you also want your blog to feature all the latest products too to keep it current and up to date. Now, I'm not necessarily always on a tight budget and like most i don't always have the luxury of constantly buying myself new products and even so, a lot of the high end products i own have either been Christmas or birthday presents or things i have bought with vouchers and only had to contribute a minor amount of money towards so i don't actually spend as much as you may think.

Some months are tight than others for instance I'm currently in the process of saving for a holiday next year and also Christmas is fast approaching so i need extra money to buy presents so i thought I'd share wit you some tips and things that help me when I'm blogging on a budget or for when moneys just a bit tight in general.

Use What You Have
Having all the latest product is great but there are so many things and so many posts you can do with the things you already have. If you have been blogging for a while like myself then I'm sure you will have accumulated quite a collection of products - when I'm stuck for ideas or i don't have the spare money to go out and buy something new i shop my stash, you'll be surprised at the amount of post ideas you can generate; posts about products you've rediscovered, products that have disappointed you, posts about your favourite products - I'm currently doing a Top 5 series sharing my favourites, feature products in FOTD posts or show multiple ways to use the products. There are so many post ideas you can come up with, you just have to be creative with what you have got.

Wishlist
If there's a product you really want to feature on your blog but don't have the money to buy it, include it in a wishlist - tell us why you want it. I don't often do wishlist posts but i have done them in the past when there's been a few products I've really wanted and not been able to go out and buy.

Challenges
If you are on a really tight budget; challenge yourself - do a spending ban, a project 10 pan or just challenge yourself to use up products and document it. Not only will you save money because it doesn't require any spending but it will generate content for your blog, and on top of that it prevents any products going to waste because you'll be using them up.

Must Haves
If there really is a product that you really really want and absolutely can not live without - read plenty of reviews, see what other people think and decide if you still think its worth buying or wait for offers; Boots are frequently holding 3 for 2 events or have offers that offer money off different brands. If you're a bit more patient ask for it for your birthday or for Christmas.

Only Buy What You Need
Try and use up the products you already have and only replace things as you need them - this also links in with shopping your stash; for example, if you've used up your concealer have a look whats in your collection first, and if there isn't any then go and buy a new one. I do my best to try and do this all year round but I'm not always successful, on months that i do have more of a tighter budget though i do find this quite helpful.

Giveaways
Keep an eye out for giveaways; whether its brands giving away items on twitter or your favourite bloggers hosting them. You can win some seriously amazing stuff - i know I've been very fortunate to win some amazing giveaways in the past. Now I'm not saying go and enter every single one for the sake of it because there is nothing worse than those stupid 'giveaway accounts' but if it is something you are genuinely interested in winning, then what have you got to lose. As Dale Winton says; you've got to be in it to win it.

I realise this post is slightly more on the rambly side but i hope these tips and bits of advice are helpful either way. I'm fortunate enough to not always been on a really tight budget but sometimes there are months when money is tight and i have bills and other priorities to think about before i feed my make up addiction.

Do you have any tips for blogging on a budget?


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Products I've Used Up | October & November

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I didn't do a products I've used up post last month as i barely had any and didn't think a post would be worth it. That plan however backfired on me and this month I've ended up with practically double the amount. Also please excuse these photos - i have a real struggle with photographing empties posts so if you have any tips then do let me know?

V05 Extra Hold Weather Resistant Hairspray
This hairspray was okay; it's not amazing and it's definitely not weather resistant. It does give a bit hold but not a great deal and not has much as I'd expect and it also left the hair with a slight crunch which wasn't so great either.

Soap & Glory Mist You Madly Flirty Floral Body Spray
This has literally taken me so long to use up so you definitely get your monies worth. The scent lasts on your for ages and it has that lovely Soap and Glory floral scent to it. Whats not to like.

Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Sun Lotion
Firstly, this smells incredible and i loved using this. It's so nice to use, it absorbs into the skin really nicely and its so moisturising and leaves the skin feeling really soft. It's also a sun lotion so you skin is protected too.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron
I really love this stuff; it is expensive but it really does work. This helps the skin to absorb even more moisture and leaves the skin looking so much more healthy and much more hydrated. The only downside to this is the price tag but i know it works so it's definitely something I'll repurchase at some point.

Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
I've mentioned this a million and one times on my blog and I've repurchased it many many times too. The felt tip makes it easier to control the application, it's really pigmented, long lasting and really easy to apply too.

Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask
Okay, so as a 'pore penetrating mask' i didn't really notice a great deal of difference - it was clarifying and pleasant to use but other than being a great pamper product i wouldn't really call it a skincare saviour.

Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae Dry Skin Fix Body Butter
This is another product that is no stranger to my blog. It absorbs into the skin really well and leaves the skin feeling really smooth and moisturised. I really like the consistency of this body butter and not to mention it smells incredible.

Wilko Kiss Thrice as Nice 3in1 Cleansing Water
This isn't really anything spectacular; it works and does the job of a cleansing water so i would buy it again. I don't really know what else to say about it other than it works.

Mini Insette Extra Hold Hairspray
This isn't my favourite hairspray to use; it has a bit of a strong scent and can leave the hair crunchy if you spray too much but the size of it makes it ideal to keep in my hand bag on nights out - funnily enough, its usually one of the lads who ends up using it more than i do.

Ikea Sinnlig Candles (Orange & Strawberry)
I was actually really surprised at how well these work because they are ridiculously cheap but they burn really well and actually go give off a scent, it's not really strong but you can still smell it when its burning which is pretty impressive.

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Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Fresh and Foamy Body Wash
I absolutely loved using this; it smells incredible, lathers up really nicely and it's so refreshing to use not to mention it left my skin feeling really lovely and me feeling really clean.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Restore and Control Shampoo and Conditioner*
I really enjoyed using these and was actually quite sad to have used them up. They left my hair feeling really smooth, stronger and generally much more healthier. I noticed results after just a couple of washes.

Dove Hair Therapy Refresh and Care Dry Shampoo
To be honest, this wasn't a great dry shampoo to use. It don't feel like it refreshed the hair as well as others nor did it add much texture to it.

Dove Hair Threapy Leave In Conditioning and Care Spray
I really enjoyed using this product, it had a very pleasant scent and made it much easier to detangle my hair. Other than that though, i don't really felt like it didn't anything or that it made much of a difference to my hair but i enjoyed using it anyway.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protectant*
It's rather difficult to tell if heat protectants actually work in protecting the hair but i did actually really like using this. It had a pleasant scent to it and this range from Tresemme has really impressed me.

Mitchum Advanced Control 48 Hour Deodorant in Waterlily
Ever since i switched over to Mitchum, I've not bothered to try any others because i really like it. It lasts for ages and leaved me feeling protected and it also has a very pleasant scent to it.

That is all the products that i have used up these past few months, as you can see it's quite a few. I've done my best to keep it as brief as possible so that it won't be too much to read - do let me know if you prefer it this way?

What product's have you used up recently?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

Review | I Heart Make Up, Make Up Geek Palette

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I was sent this a little while ago when Make Up Revolution very kindly sent me a few goodies (see here) To be honest, had i seen this in a shop i probably would have walked straight past it - the packaging is not to my taste as I'm personally not a fan of the 'moving' holographic type image, i generally don't like them as i personally think it makes things look quite cheap. It does however have a large mirror inside which is really handy and for £7.99 you do get good value for money as you get 36 eyeshadows in total. It has a wide variety of shades ranging from beige, browns and golds to blue, pink and orange so it has quite a mix of colours.

I'm not quite brave enough to venture into the brighter more colourful shades but i have been using the more neutral tones which are surprisingly quite good quality. They have decent colour pay off, they last well (i do wear a primer underneath) and they blend out really well too. You can create some really lovely colour combinations and whilst i may not use the brighter shades its good to know that the option is there. Photographing swatches isn't a strong point of mine and i figured rather than including a bunch of awful photos ill just swatch a selection of shades so that you get the rough idea of what they're like and the pigmentation too. 

This palette is definitely worth looking at if you are after an affordable and good quality eyeshadow palette with a wide range of shades. As i mentioned for me the brighter shades probably won't get as much use but they are handy to have for the likes of fancy dress or if i ever feel daring enough to wear a bright eye look. The neutral selection however is really lovely and I've created some really lovely eye looks with it.

Have you tried the I Heart Make Up Geek Palette?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

Review | Maybelline Master Graphic Eyeliner

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I'm still having a love affair with the Soap and Glory Supercat Liner but in between using that I've also been dabbling with another eyeliner the Maybelline Mastergraphic Eyeliner. I was instantly intrigued by this after reading many positive reviews and so far so good.

It's similar to most felt liners in that it's like a 'marker pen' but what makes this different to others is that the nib is angled. I read a review about this that said they think it would be a good liner for beginners but i actually disagree with that. Whilst the angled nib does give you excellent control on the application it actually took me a good few tries to get used to handling the angled tip - this could be because I'm used to the normal felt tip liners though.

As well as being able to control the application more easily, the angled tip is also great for controlling the size you want because the nib allows you to create either a really thin or thick line so you can control it a lot better. I actually quite like this liner; it has excellent colour pay off and it lasts really well too and i do really like how my liner goes after I've used it.

I do prefer the Soap & Glory Supercat Liner over this eyeliner but this definitely comes close and a good option if you are in the market for a new liner - it is really good quality and at £5.99 it's very affordable and available to buy from here.

What's your favourite felt tip liner?
Natalie xx

Review | Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

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Dandelion, Bella Bamba, Sugarbomb, Coralista, Rockateur, Hoola

I'm sure you've all seen this beauty floating around the blogosphere and like most i was desperate to get my hands on it and at £29.50 it is quite a bargain. It may sound like a lot of money but if you think about it; you get 1 bronzer, 5 blushes, a highlight sample and a small blush brush - normally, one box o' blush is about £23.50 so for the extra £6 you are getting 6 more products and a brush so it does work out pretty good value for money.

The packaging for this is rather beautiful and it has a tin casing so it's very sturdy. I don't think this would be ideal for travelling or for keeping it in your handbag because it's quite bulky but the design is really cute and festive looking. Although, you could easily get away with this being on your dressing table all year round as it's not an obvious christmassy design - if that makes sense.

The blushes you get are really beautiful and such good quality, they've picked a really good selection of their blush shades for their palette because not only is their one to suit everyone - their is a blush to cater to every occasion and make up look. My swatch photo does not do them justice in the slightest - unfortunately my camera truly is on deaths door and hasn't picked it up quite as well as I'd have liked it too but i hope it gives you a general idea of what the shades are like.

Dandelion:- This is a sheer ballerina pink that helps to give the complexion a really radiant boost. It does have a slight shimmer to it and the colour is buildable so if you find it's too light for you, you can build it up to how you prefer. I've also read somewhere that you can apparently use this as a face powder too - Ive not actually tried it that way but it's good to know it's a multi use product.

Bella Bamba:- This is described as being a 3d watermelon blush - it is quite a bright looking pink shade but it doesn't transfer quite so bright and it's laced with a shimmery gold that helps to give the illusion of a more defined face and sculpture features. This is actually one of my favourite Benefit blushes already - I've used my single one so much and it's apparently been discontinued so I'm really glad to have a back of it.

Sugarbomb:- This is made up of four separate shades; peach, soft plum, pink and rose - swirling them together gives a really beautiful pop of colour and a natural radiance to the cheeks.

Coralista:- This is a warm coral-pink shade; it's a really pretty colour and is one that would compliment most skintones, it's described as giving the cheeks a 'tropical flush' - i think this blush will be beautiful in the spring/summer time.

Rockateur:- This is the shade I've found myself reaching for the most. It's a rose gold shade that has a slight gold shimmer to it and it honestly gives a really lovely but subtle flush of colour to the cheeks.

Hoola:- As well as 5 blushes you also get a bronzer, i already own Hoola but I'm glad to have a back up of it because it's a really lovely bronzer. It's described as being a soft bronze, it doesn't have any shimmer in it either so it's a good bronzer to use to contour with or to give the complexion a healthy and natural looking tan.

Watt's Up Highlighter:- I love that it comes with a little sample of this - I've been wanting to try it for a while and this gives me a chance to try it without spending a fortune on it. It's a cream highlighter with a pink tone to it - it looks really beautiful one; it blends into the skin really nicely and gives a really lovely and healthy looking glow.

I genuinely love this palette a heck of a lot and their is not one thing in it that i would replace, I'm so glad i bought it. If you are thinking about it, id definitely recommend snapping one up soon before they disappear because with it being part of their Christmas range, i imagine it's limited edition and you really do not want to miss out.

What's your favourite Benefit Blush?
Natalie xx

Top 5 | Eyeshadow Palettes

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Looking over all my collection to find the products to feature in this top 5 series has scared me a little bit because it has made me realise just how much make up i own. Over the years, I've accumulated quite a few eyeshadow palettes so i found narrowing it down to my top 5 quite difficult. After much deliberation i think I've finally decided on which are my top 5 palettes.

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Urban Decay Naked Basics
This is such a handy and versatile palette; it may only be small and have 6 shades but you can achieve so much with it that you definitely get your monies worth. They're all matte shades and all are natural too so you can easily work with them to create both daytime and evening looks too. There's a shade suitable for highlighting, one that's great for filling in the brows and you could even use the black shade as a liner. They're really good quality eyeshadows and it's such a handy sized palette that makes it ideal for travelling or taking on the go.

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Make Up Revolution Iconic 2 Palette*
This is actually a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (which i also love) but i didn't want this top 5 to just consist of all the Urban Decay palettes. So if you are a looking for a cheaper alternative this is definitely one to check out - they're really good quality too - they're is 12 eyeshadow shades with a mixture of matte and shimmery - my personal favourite is shade number 10 (silly palette doesn't have individual names) I don't quite know how to describe the shade but paired with a crease colour and some liner it's a really lovely eye look.

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Urban Decay Naked Palette
As i mentioned above, i love all my Naked palettes but the original one wins me over every time. It's filled with warm toned nudes and it has my personal favourite eyeshadow 'sin' - it's mixed with 12 shades both matte and shimmery shades and this has every colour in it you could possibly need to cover both day and night. The only thing i don't enjoy about this palette is the packaging because it's velvet which i can't cope with.

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Benefit World Famous Neutrals in Sexiest Nudes Ever Eyeshadow Kit*
I'll be honest, i don't use this half as much as i should but it's such a gorgeous palette. The nudes are purple toned which isn't a colour i tend to lean towards but these are just beautiful and it's the palette i always go to when i want something different but don't want to stray too far away from a neutral look. I love this palette because its quite minimal but it also gives you cream bases and a little booklet with tips in it.

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Too Faced Naked Eye Palette
I think this was the first palette i ever bought and it still remains a firm favourite. The shades in this are so beautiful and you can create some really lovely eye looks with it. It also comes with little cards showing you how to create different looks to which is great for beginners or people who might want a little extra help. They're really good quality eyeshadows and as you can tell from the photos my favourite shade out of the palette is pillow talk.

As you've probably noticed their is a running theme of neutral shades with all my palettes - i rarely step out of my comfort zone when it comes to eyeshadow, i love neutrals and i love how versatile they are and how you can adjust them to the intensity that you want.

What's your favourite eyeshadow palette?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

Review | Enrapture Amplify Jumbo Waver

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If you don't follow Chelsea (which btw you totally should) she has the most amazing wavy hair and when i found out it was down to the Enrapture Amplify Jumbo Waver, it immediately went to the top of my christmas list and my lovely sister got it for me.

I've actually had this since last Christmas but since chopping my hair off back in January I've not had much chance to use it as i didn't feel like i suited having my hair wavy when it was so short.Since my hair has started to grow and its slowly getting back to its former long length, i decided to get this back out and wave my hair again. I don't feel my hair looks as great waved when i wear it down (maybe with a parting change or when it gets longer it'll look better) but i do love wearing my wavy hair in a half up, half down style because it's less lion mane looking but my hair still has a wavy look to it.

I also find that it's great for adding volume into the hair; whenever i do a messy bun after my hairs been waved it always looks much better. The waver itself is massive; like seriously you could do some damage if your not careful but the size of it makes it easier to wave the entire head much quicker. It's so easy to use and you can even alter the level of heat to your own preference.

It's so easy to use and really does give lovely mermaid-esque waves. It's a great tool to have if you're in need of an easy hairstyle. Enrapture products are usually a little pricey around the £60 mark but they are often on offer for around £40 in different shops.

I love Enrapture products a lot; they're so easy to use and make it so easy to get lovely hair - i also have their totem styler which i rate a great deal.

What's your favourite hair styling tool?
Natalie xx

6 Make Up Staples | High Street

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I recently posted about my 6 Make Up Staples from the High End range; which you guys seems to enjoy. I know that not everyone can afford to splash out on tonnes of high ends products so i thought it was only fair i shared my 6 staples from the high street too.

Max Factor Excess Mascara* | Review Here
I normally dislike dual ended mascaras as i find layering them usually gives you clumpy lashes but i absolutely love this mascara. Using the first side 'Extreme Volume' gives amazing results to the lashes - it separates the lashes and gives amazing volume. The second side 'Dark Lacquer' locks it all in place. I never expected to like this mascara as much as i do but i just love the way it makes my lashes look.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze | Review Here
This is the one eye product that i always go back to time and time again. Any day i want a really simple eye look that requires little effort this is the product I'll turn to. It blends out so easy, giving a really lovely colour that you can build up to the intensity you prefer and it lasts really well too.

Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner 
I'm always trying to look out for better felt tip liners but this is the one i come back to every time - it's so cheap and it's such a great product. I much prefer using felt tip liners because they are so easy to use and the tip gives you control over the application. It's really pigmented and applies black and it lasts really well too.

Bourjois Cream Blush in Nude Velvet | Review Here
This is one of the products i didn't know i needed until i had it. Normally I'm not a massive fan of cream blush but this blends into the cheek really easily and has a cream to powder finish. This is the perfect shade that goes with every make up look - it's a really natural and subtle colour so it works with a really bold make up look but it still great for simple everyday make up too.

Revlon Colour Burst Lip Butter in Candy Apple | Review Here
This is probably one of my all time favourite lip products. Lip butters in general are my favourite type because they're so moisturising on the lips but still offer the pigmentation of a lipstick. I love wearing a red lip and Candy Apple is a true red shade but i don't often feel very comfortable wearing a really bold lip for day to day but with the lip butter it gives a sheer application so it's much more subtle and not as bold but still gives the me the chance to wear a red lip.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
I fall in and out of using face primers and there hasn't been many that I've genuinely loved using. I used a sample up of this and literally ran out to pick up a full size once I'd finished. It's feels so nice to wear and it gives the skin a really soft and smooth base ready for the rest of my make up.

So those are my 6 high street staples and the six products from the high street that are must haves in my collection and ones that i just hate to be without.

What are some of your staples from the high street?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

Review | Pantene Pro V Breaking Defence Shampoo and Conditioner

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This actually came through my letterbox at the perfect time as i was literally on my way out to pick up a new shampoo and conditioner. I was even more excited to try it out as I'd seen Fleur De Force rave about the Pantene Pro V Breaking Defence Shampoo and Conditioner* in her videos too.

The first thing i noticed about these was the scent - to me it has a slight apple scent which i find it really pleasant. The shampoo feels really clarifying and it lathers up really lovely too. After rinsing the hair it does feel a little matted which did concern me at first but after using the conditioner it was fine. In fact my hair felt really smooth and healthy.

Breaking defence claims to make your hair strong and healthy from root to tip, especially against styling damage - this apparently brings up to 97% less hair breakage. I'll be completely honest and say that i don't know if their has been that much less hair breakage but as someone who does style their hair quite a lot i do feel like my hair is healthier and stronger.

They retail for around £3-4 each which is a really reasonable price - I've been enjoying using this since it landed through my mail box and my hair has definitely been grateful for it.

Have you tried the Pantene Pro V Breakage Defence Shampoo and Conditioner?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.