New In My Makeup Stash, February 2018

    New In My Makeup Stash, February 2018 | Essential Twenty

    Whilst I’ve not been buying a whole lot of makeup recently (let’s be honest, all my money is going on theatre tickets), in December I did treat myself to some new bits in the Boxing Day sales – and the pre-Christmas sales – as well as getting a couple of products for Christmas. I’m  finally getting around to sharing these goodies so that I can finally review them for you in the coming weeks. This is also my last new in my makeup stash type post that will include non-cruelty free products that I’ll have bought for myself as I went CF with my beauty buys this year.

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    Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty For Unfollowing On Social Media

    Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty For Unfollowing On Social Media | Essential Twenty

    Every few months I have a cull of who I’m following on social media. I know this is a little suspect of late as people think that it’s playing the follow/unfollow game. Or making it look like we’re boosting our follower count in comparison to who we follow (it’s much impressive to see someone follow 500 people with 5000 followers as opposed to following 4000 people with 5000 followers). But there’s a reason that I no longer feel guilty for unfollowing people.
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    My Work Week in Lipstick

    My Work Week In Lipstick | Essential Twenty

    I allocate 10 minutes each morning to do my makeup for work, and I have got it down to a pretty speedy 7. But this doesn’t allow much opportunity to play around with  makeup in the morning. I’m obviously not going to rock up in the highest coverage foundation, double wings and bright blue lipstick, but I’m making it my aim to switch up the my lips but better shades I wear on a daily basis.

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    Beating Blogger Burnout

    Beating Blogger Burnout | Essential Twenty

    Okay, so you probably haven’t noticed but I took an accidental break from blogging for the past week. It’s not been a long break, but it’s been a necessary break. Blogger burnout is real and whilst I’ve never experienced it first hand, I’m pretty sure I can say that I sort of know how to beat it.
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    Boxing Day 2017 Beauty Haul

    Boxing Day Haul 2017 | Essential Twenty

    Last year I put together a monster post all about what I’d picked up in the Boxing Day sales, and I’m doing it again this year! I don’t think I spent quite so much, but I did pick up some bits I want to share with you. In my 2018 goals, I mentioned that I am going cruelty free with my beauty products and not all of these are, but this is the last time I will be sharing non-CF purchases on my blog in a haul fashion. Sorry it’s taken so long (again), but I had to wait for Mr Postman to bring most of this to me!

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