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    August Favourites

    I can’t quite believe that I’ve managed to stick to a schedule for an entire month. Wow. So this is my first ever favourites post, and as this goes live, I’ll have been in America for almost a week (if I’ve got my dates right, we’ll be leaving the Denver area today and heading to Monument Valley – I’m sure I’ll be tweeting and instagramming whilst in America, so you can check out my most recent posts by clicking the links there, at the bottom of this post, or in the Contact section). This favourites post was a little hard, because I’ve had this scheduled for a couple of weeks, so this is more like a mid-August favourites, but some of these bits have been favourites since before August started. Anyway, I’m going to stop rambling and get on with the post.



    I’ve got a fairly good mix of makeup, skincare and bodycare (and even one haircare product, and I’m really not fussy with my hair) this month, so I’m going to dive right in with makeup – my actual favourite.

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    Beauty, Makeup

    My Top 5 Makeup Items Under £5

    I’m a sucker for a bargain, especially when it comes to makeup. Of course I love my high end products, but my drugstore buys remain to be my favourite to shop for, as you can really get a lot for your money.

    The products I’d like to talk about today are things I use on at least a weekly basis, if not daily. There are a selection of face, eye, and lip products in my favourites which shows that you can really get a full makeup look using budget buys, that can look just as good as a high end look.

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    Beauty, Makeup

    My Favourite Nude Lip Colours

    Today I’d like to discuss my favourite nude lip colours – pretty much the only lip colour I wear. I just find them so wearable as they go with everything, so I have many that I love. Plus, I usually forget to stick a mirror in my bag and they don’t require as much precision in terms of application as a brighter shade.

    L-R: Kate Moss Lipstick by Rimmel in 45, Kate Moss Lipstick by Rimmel in 03, MUA Matte Lipstick in Fawn Fancy, KIKO Lipstick in 506, Topshop Lipstick in Mink, and Soap & Glory Gloss Stick in Nudist.

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    Beauty, Haul, Makeup

    A Little Drugstore Haul

    On Monday, I nipped into town before work to pick up my £1 Meal Deal from Boots, thanks to O2, and also thought I should restock on my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent. Naturally, this lead to a few more purchases and a cheeky trip to Superdrug too, so I thought it’d be nice to write a post detailing what I bought. Yes, a little drugstore haul ensued!

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    Beauty, Makeup, Makeup Brushes

    What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag

    I love makeup, and I love travelling. So today, I’d like to talk about what I take in my travel makeup bag. I do a lot of travelling to and from university, and to my boyfriend’s out of term time, so I usually have a weekend makeup bag to carry about. It changes season to season, but this is wedding season, and this is what I took on the last weekend of July when I headed to my boyfriend’s aunt’s wedding.

    What's In My Travel Makeup Bag, Summer 2015 | Essential Twenty

    As this travel bag was for a wedding, I took more choices that usual. Normally I wouldn’t take a full eyeshadow palette or liquid liner, but I needed to get glammed up. I usually take a second blush or bronzer with me, but I didn’t this time. This is because I’d worked out the look I was going to wear for the wedding prior to getting on the train up to Lancashire, and knew I could use these to make a more subtle, every day look for the other days I’m there.

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