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Top 10 Highlighters For Pale Skin

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When I first starting getting more obsessed with make up, highlighters were the new big thing. I saw YouTubers saying that certain highlighters were better than others so I went with those ones - only to find out that actually, there are lots of different shades of highlighter and lots of different types too, and not every shade suits every person! So I did a load of research and found lots of pale - skin friendly products and I tried and tested them! Here are my top 10 highlighters for pale skin (although these are in no particular order).


(swatches from left to right are numbers 1-7) 
1. NYX Illuminating Bronzer - Ritualistic - £9.50
This was one of the first white based highlighters that I tried after seeing a YouTube video raving about it. I've spoken about this product before in my Top 10 NYX products blog post and it is still one of my favourite highlighters. It is a very pigmented highlighter but it is buildable, so you can create a more natural look with a light hand or a v…

Pale People Problems

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I am a firm believer that everyone is beautiful in their own way, regardless of skin tone, hair colour, eye colour, etc. and I have fully embraced how pale I am now. I've learnt over the years that fake tan does not work on me and always looks orange, streaky or patchy and I am quite happy being a vampire now.. But, being as pasty white as me still has it's problems! Here are some of the issues us pale princesses have to face everyday!

1. Being nicknamed Casper the Ghost
So because I'm 6ft1 and super pale, I have lots of nicknames - ranging from 'giraffe', 'casper', 'high tower', 'legs' etc. And there have been times that I have stood next to a friend who has just self-tanned and it legit looks like Casper and her tropical island friend.


2. Finding make up to suit your skin tone
This is a problem for all pale people, which is what my entire blog is based upon! Finding blushers that don't make you look like a clown, bronzers that don't…

Testing eBay Make Up Products

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I know some people are very against purchasing make up products on eBay as there are a lot of fake products and you don't always know what ingredients are in the products. For this reason, I didn't purchase products such as mascara, eyeliner, foundation or concealer and I didn't purchase any replicas or fake products. I love a bargain so I thought I would give some of these super affordable products a try and let you all know my thoughts! All of these products are under £5 and they are all currently available on eBay.


Technic Eyebrow Gel - Black - £1.89
For those of you who don't know, I am naturally blonde but I dye my hair black / purple or black / blue so I need to colour my eyebrows in everyday! I love using coloured brow gels because they are so quick and easy to use and I think they look very natural for everyday use. I've tried a lot of brow gels and I have to say, this is one of my favourites. The brow gel is pigmented and easy to apply - the brush is small…

Why Two Dalmatians Are Better Than One

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On the many ‘Dalmatian Owner’ groups I am part of on Facebook, I often see people asking if it’s a good idea to get a second dalmatian, or if two is easier than one. Obviously, two Dalmatians means double the cost for food, insurance, toys, treats, beds etc, but to me, it is 1000% worth it. My younger dalmatian is 3 years old now and I got her as a 7 week old puppy. When Mia was around 6 months old, she was so desperate for a playmate, that we decided to rescue Ruby, who is now 9 years old. From day one, they adored each other (please note, this does not always happen and sometimes it can be difficult to introduce a second dog into the family).

So this is what you can expect if you decide to take the plunge and get a second dalmatian.


1) They can play together
So when we rescued Ruby, we were actually told that she was 2 years old, so we thought she would be the perfect match for Mia (6 months old at the time). We later found out she was actually 6 years old, but she still acts like a…

The Best Of The Best For Pale Skin

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I keep seeing people asking for the 'best concealers for pale skin' or 'best bronzers for pale skin' etc etc, so I thought I would summarise for each 'face make up' category, what my favourite products are for pale skinned beauties. I tried to keep it at 2 products for each category but there are too many amazing products to narrow them all down to 2! These include both high-end and more affordable options.

White Mixers:


Manic Panic Dreamtone Flawless Foundation - White - £9.99
This is a white foundation which doesn't take away any coverage of your foundation and also doesn't change the finish- it simply lightens the foundation. The bottle comes with a pump and 30ml of product. You can find this on eBay or Amazon and some gothic clothing stores. 

NYX Professional Make Up Pro Foundation Mixers - White - £8.00
This mixer has a slightly thicker consistency than the Manic Panic Dreamtone, which means you don't have to use as much product. It comes in a sque…

The Best Boots Own Brand Products

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For those of you who don't know, I work for Boots - not in a sponsoring way, but I physically work in a Boots shop so since I've been working for Boots, I've tried a lot of their own brand products. These products are all products that I have repurchased or just love and it is my 100% honest opinion. A lot of people don't know that brands such as Natural Collection, Seventeen, No7, CYO and Your Good Skin are all created by Boots. CYO is the new replacement for Seventeen, which is being discontinued between now and August, however, currently you can still purchase Seventeen on their website and in most stores and you can also buy CYO online currently. I was going to include a few haircare products in this post, as I love their hair mask and colour shampoo, however, they are no longer on the website so I think they have been discontinued.



Natural Collection Blush & Glow (Pink & Bronze) - £2.49 each
- These products were released when they repackaged Natural Colle…