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    Beauty Bay Haul, March 2018

    Beauty Bay Haul, March 2018 | Essential Twenty

    Not good for my bank account, but great for my recently decluttered makeup collection (I had a very cut throat clear out during our recent snow days), I’ve been doing some makeup shopping. I was in need of a new cruelty free foundation to replace my much loved, but not CF, Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation and one foundation turned into 6 items falling into my basket. Damn you Beauty Bay! I just can’t resist a haul.

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    Bat Out Of Hell, Press Launch

    Bat Out Of Hell, Press Launch | Essential Twenty

    Bat Out Of Hell has had a pretty rocking go of it over the past year all so. From Manchester tryouts, to the London Coliseum and onto Toronto, Bat Out Of Hell is back in the capital at the Dominion Theatre for audiences to enjoy all over again. And this girl right here was invited to the press launch earlier this week. I know!
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    A Superdrug Skincare Haul | All Cruelty Free

    In January 2018, I declared that I was going cruelty free with my beauty products. This means makeup, skincare, bodycare and haircare. I’ve had just one slip up so far, and that was due to poor packaging, but other than that I’ve been doing okay. There are a lot of products I don’t need to repurchase for quite some time (I have more mascara than any girl needs, and I have a few shampoos knocking about), but I’ve been having a skincare overhaul and wanted to try a few more CF bits and pieces. Lucky for me, all of Superdrug’s own brand products fall under the cruelty free label.
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    Early 2018 Treats

    Early 2018 Treats | Essential Twenty

    Recently I found myself splurging and buying a few treats to myself – a belated valentine from me to me? It started as a blog prop splurge to help me up my photography game (it’s one of my goals for this year but I’ve been lacking the motivation; I hope this helps), but this included a few books that I could use in photos…and some makeup. Hey, this girl deserves a treat every now and again!

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    Pippin Review, Southwark Playhouse

    Pippin, Southwark Playhouse | Essential Twenty

    It’s been a long time since I went to the theatre and smiled as hard as I did when I was at Pippin over the weekend. Transferring from Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester (somewhere I’m hoping to take a trip to this spring to finally see Spring Awakening), Pippin is playing at the Southwark Playhouse for four weeks only. Well now you’ve only got a couple of weeks to get your bums there and I’m going to tell you exactly why you need to take the trip.
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