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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Top Beauty Products for An Early Morning

    As a student, I go through a number of late nights/early morning combinations. The leaves me with tired eyes and tired skin, and I’ve tried more products than I can count in order to combat this. I have a few products which I swear by when I’ve got particularly tired looking eyes.

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