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    I was sad so I went shopping – The Haul

    It feels like ages since I last posted to you due to the fact that I’ve been away for three weeks and had everything scheduled. But I’m back! And this next week or so is going to be a little bit of a muddle until I sort out a routine but hopefully I’ll be back to normal shortly.

    Last week I had the post-holiday blues (holiday posts will be popping up within the next couple of weeks), so I went shopping to cheer myself up.

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    What Makeup Does My Mum Wear?

    My mum and I are very different in terms of makeup. I have a lot (she deems it unneccesary), and she has probably the right amount for one person. I had a rummage around her makeup tin – yes, tin – to see what she had floating about. So this post is essentially what I imagine the average 50 year old British woman wears on her face on a daily basis.

    As you can see, my mum is very much about the high end makeup. I think the only high street bits she uses are nail polishes. The most budget friendly brand she uses in No 7 which still isn’t that friendly on the pocket if you buy too many bits. My mum also restricts her makeup buying to when there’s a deal on eg. buy two items and get a free gift worth whatever.

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    Where To Buy Makeup On A Budget

    If, like me, you love to get your hands on makeup but have a limited budget (one more year of being on a student budget, and I can’t wait to have my own money again), there are a few things you can do.

    Of course everybody knows about Boots having 3 for 2 or buy one get one half price deals all the time, but I’ve got some ways that mean you don’t need to depart with your cash unless there is something that you’re desperate for. Here are my top tips to get makeup at discount prices.

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    Products I Regret Buying #1

    Hello everybody. Hope you’re all having a wonderful September so far. As this post goes live, I’ll be in LA, and today we’re doing some major sightseeing (or at least that’s the plan). Unfortunately, I’ve got a bit of a negative post today, but hopefully this will help someone so it’s probably worth it. Because I love all things beauty, I get buy a lot of products so there are always going to be things that don’t quite hit the spot for me. And as you’ll see below, there are reasons more than the actual product as to why I regret buying (my stupidity mainly), but it doesn’t mean that I don’t like other products by the brand. Anyway, without any more unnecessary rambling, here are some products that I regret buying.

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    Rimmel Wake Me Up vs Rimmel Match Perfection

    You may or may not know that Rimmel is one of my favourite drugstore makeup brands. They are seriously killing it at the moment and I love to try out their products.

    I wear 010 Ivory for both concealers and 100 Ivory for the foundations. WMU Foundation RRP £8.99, WMU Concealer RRP £5.49, MP Concealer RRP £5.99, MP Foundation RRP £6.99

    Until a few months ago, I never wore foundation. I had a bad experience in my early teens and just stopped all together. But I felt like I was needing more coverage, so I picked up Rimmel Match Perfection as I loved the concealer. I fell in love with the foundation pretty much straight away and after a few months of wearing it, I thought I’d branch out and try something else. Because I knew my Rimmel shade, it made sense to me to buy the Wake Me Up. I know way more people who use Wake Me Up (both concealer and foundation) than people who use match perfection, so I thought it was about time I gave it a go.

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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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