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    How I store my Skin, Body and Hair Care Products

    Although I’ve been scheduling so many posts recently so my blog stays updated whilst I’m in America, it occurred to me that I didn’t have a post written for today. So in a weird make do blog post, I’m going to show you how I store my every day Skincare, Hair Care, and Body Care products. This is likely to change in September because I’m finally buying the 5 drawer IKEA Alex (eventually I want to get a second and the IKEA Linnmon Table Top to make a dressing table, but I’m a poor student and can’t afford that right now), but this is just how I keep it right now. I’m not 100% happy with it but it works for me for now, and it’s been fine whilst I’ve been home this summer.

    This is the IKEA Billy Bookcase which I bought for my second year of university. My room was particularly small, and was lacking storage so I bought this as a cheap alternative to drawers. There is a shelf not pictured below here which currently houses my university textbooks and folders and stuff, and it’s the perfect length for them all.

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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 Fragrance History

    I’ve been wearing perfume since an early age, and for that, I blame my mother. I’ve been wearing it for probably close to 12 years. I can’t be certain exactly when I started but I was definitely still in primary school. Of course I wore body spray in the early days such as ‘Impulse’, ‘Charlie’ and ‘So…’, but I also got into perfume quite early in life. Because of this, I feel totally naked if I’m not wearing a spritz or two of fragrance.

    Just a quick disclaimer before I start – I can’t describe smells for the life of me. This isn’t a review of the perfumes I used to wear or wear now, this is simply a list of the perfumes I have worn through the last decade and a bit, and how it has changed.

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