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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…

The Best Red Lipsticks

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I love a good red lip paired with a simple eye look, which has compulsory winged eyeliner! But I struggled to find the perfect red shades and the perfect formula - I'm not a fan of pink anything (goth at heart!) so I wanted a blue / purple based red that doesn't lean pink at all, and I wanted a red lipstick that didn't transfer onto my teeth and lasted all night. It was a struggle, but I have found a few formulas and shades that I love along the way, so I thought I'd share them all with you.


(The above swatches are in the order listed below, starting with Maybelline Matte Ink and ending in Sleek Matte Lip Cream) 


Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick - 20 Visionary - £9.99
If you haven't already tried these.. you need them in your life. I currently have 5 shades of this liquid lipstick because I LOVE the formula. These have lasting power that beats any other liquid lipstick I've tried. I actually bought the red shade first (20 Visionary) and tried it whil…

Everything You Need For A Good Pamper Session

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Who doesn't love a good pamper? I think it's very important for relieving stress and treating your body, face and hair as it deserves! Here are some of my favourite pamper products..



Face Masks:
L'Oreal Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Mask 50ml - £7.99
I've tried 4 of the face masks in this range and they are all amazing quality! A little goes a long way, they don't dry out your skin, they leave it feeling soft, smooth and refreshed and I think this one in particular is great for acne prone skin.

The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Clay Mask - £11.00
If you've got oily or combination skin, you need this mask in your life. It doesn't have the best smell - it smells slightly like seaweed and clay (as you'd expect) but it is great for controlling oils and not leaving your skin feeling dried out.

Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask 340g - £4.30
I've spoken about this mask in a previous blog post - it does feel a little bit like you are smearing thick toothpaste ont…

New Make Up Products I've Tried (Drugstore & High End)

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Last week, I uploaded a blog post on the new skincare products I'd tried so this week, I thought I'd let you know what make up products I've recently tried and my thoughts on them. Spoiler alert - overall, I'm really happy with most of the new make up products I've tried!


Smashbox Photo Finish Primeriser - £30.00
I absolutely love the Smashbox Primer Water so when I heard that this primer had been released, I knew I had to try it. It cuts out a step in your morning skincare routine, by being a primer and moisturiser in one. The formula of this is lovely. It has a thin consistency and it does feel like it is hydrating to the skin as well as prepping it for make up. It sinks into the skin quickly and you don't need to use a lot to cover your face. I feel that it blurs my pores slightly and left a nice smooth base to apply foundation on top of, whilst leaving your skin feeling refreshed. The glass bottle comes with a pump so it is easy to get a controlled amount o…

One Brand Review - KIKO Cosmetics

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For those of you who haven't heard of KIKO Milano Cosmetics, they are an Italian brand that are priced in between high end and drugstore. They have quite a few shops in the UK now but you are able to purchase products online in the UK if you don't have a shop near you. KIKO have a wide range of products, some more affordable and some at a more high end price point. For example, their Flawless Fusion Bronzer Powder is £10.90, but their Gold Waves Bronzer in their summer collection is £22.90. They often have sales both in the stores and online so it's definitely worth waiting until a sale to pick stuff up. Having tried this products for a while now, I decided to let you all know my thoughts on the items I've tried.


Gold Waves Blush - 03 Damask Mauve - £16.90
- This blusher is one of the most beautiful blushers I've seen in the pan, but it swatches and wears just as beautifully. I love a mauvey toned blusher on pale skin and this is no exception. It is slightly pricey…

A Review of ALL My Foundations (27 Foundations!)

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I recently reorganised my foundation drawer as it was starting to overflow.. that's when I realised I have quite a few foundations! Having tried so many foundations now, I thought I would give a quick review / rating of each foundation that I own. I have ordered this list in descending order of their ratings out of 10. For reference, I have very pale, oily / combination skin that has a lot of redness (rosacea) and is acne prone so I like full coverage, long lasting foundations that are pale enough for my skin. I think because I have tried so many foundations, I have very high standards and am very fussy with foundations. Out of these foundations, I have to mix the majority of them with white mixer in order to match my skin-tone.

*Disclaimer - These opinions are based on my personal experience, if you like any of the foundations I hate, that's fab! Please don't take it personally if you like any that I don't, or hate any that I love! This blog post is by no means trying…