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Bikini haul?!

Hello again! Now if you know me, then you know I have only ever owned one bikini, when I was nine and I think I maybe might have worn it once under a t-shirt.BUT in September I am going to Menorca and I think that just once I should tan my belly. And hopefully I will have lost more weight by then! But if not I need to stop caring about what other people think of me anyways. Just FYI these are all from Matalan cause I was actually trying to find a dress but it wasn’t gonna happen.

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Firstly I picked up is this beautiful black cross over bikini top with lovely gold detailing on the straps. I love black as it just goes with anything and it so easy to wear- this was only £1.50!

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The second top I picked up was this gorgeous bright red one with the halter top. Again I know I can match this with a lot of things and although I don’t really like to wear colour I think this will look lovely! This wasn’t in the sale but only cost £5.

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The next thing I picked up were these simple black bottoms with the detachable ties on the sides, I know that these will look great with both tops, these were also £5.

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I picked these guys up for the exact same reason- they match with both. I mean and the fact that they were only £1.50!

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I think these bottoms might be my favourite! I’ll probably wear these with my black top but they would go lovely with the red top if I wanted to pair them together! Somehow, these were only £1!

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I really took the plunge with these last ones. I think that they will look SO cute with the red top but again would match the black one if I really wanted to match them together!

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They also have slight gather to make your butt look great and the most adorable little bow right on your bum bum. Again these were only £1!

I hope you liked this little haul and it inspired you to pick up some things yourself! Have a great week, goodbye for now little buns!

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MAC Haul!

Hi Guys! As promised in my last post… Here’s my MAC haul! I planned in advance what I wanted to get and rewrote my list over and over to make sure I was getting exactly what I wanted as its not often that I get that much money to spend at MAC! I watched many “MAC must haves” videos and kept my brain ticking for about a week before I decided what I wanted..so here goes! And for those who are interested, I will have links and prices to everything at the end of the post.

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The first thing I got was the Fix+ and I am SO happy that I did! It also comes in the cute sparkly box which I love! Normally, regardless of the quality of my foundation, it will ALWAYS separate on my nose however using this it is set in stone. I went shopping on Sunday and then to a mini festival  and my makeup did not budge, even though I had it on from 9am until 1:30am! I am loving this product and would highly suggest it to anyone who struggles with keeping their makeup on their face!

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The next thing I got was 4 eye shadows and a mini palette to put them in! I am 100% aware that these look like the exact same colour and even when I tried to swatch them the camera just did not do them any justice! However I have used this for a good 5 days on the run and had a totally different eye look every day! The colours I chose are (from right to left on my swatch but left to right in the palette (good one Chloe)) “All that glitters”, “Cork”, “Patina” and “Tempting”. The shadows are so easy to work with and very pigmented. I think that they really suit blue eyes but I can imagine them suiting every eye colour!

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I had to pick up this blush in “dame”. I haven’t heard many people talk about it but it is the perfect light dusty rose colour and again I can imagine this suiting multiple, if not all skin tones. Even though it is very pale it is very pigmented and perfect for summer or any natural look.

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The next thing I bought was the pro longwear concealer in NC15 which is surprisingly thin feeling even though it is very full coverage. Because I am so pale and my skin is so thin my dark circles always prove tricky to hide but this makes it 10 times easier to pretend I don’t normally look dead. I have also been using it to cover up the redness I get round my nose ring and that has been doing the trick perfectly!

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I also picked up the strobe cream as I am all about that glowy skin. It feels really hydrating and gives my skin a lovely, healthy looking glow, my skin looks much less dull when I am wearing this. The woman who helped me (after waiting for an hour  for someone to be free to help me, thanks Fiona for being a good sport and waiting with me!) told me it was better value to get two little ones instead of one big one, you actually get more for less £ which we like…

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The last thing I got was a frost lip stick in the colour “angel”. This is perfect for summer and is my equivalent of a nude. Once again the camera is not doing it any justice. I found that the lipstick stays on pretty well until I am eating and drinking which is pretty much the same with any lip stick.

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Here is my face with it all on! I only used two eye shadows though, “All that glitters” and “Cork”.

Also, to try and show you what the colours really look like, I took a nice grainy iphone picture..

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Did that help at all? Who knows, I hope so!

Prep and Prime Fix+ £15.50

Eye Shadows £10 each

Pro Palette Eye shadow x4 £5

Dame blush £18

Pro longwear concealer £17

Strobe Cream (travel size) £10

Angel Lipstick £15.50

I hope you enjoyed this post! And in case you missed my last two then I just want to say that I am in no way trying to brag, I was bought MAC gift cards for my birthday and thought it would be fun to do a haul for you guys! Anyway, I’m off to work in an hour so I should probably think of getting my lunch sorted! Goodbye for now little buns!

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Makeup Revolution Amazing Care Lipsticks!

I left out the #happylips bit because cringe. Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be doing a little review on the Amazing Care lipstick collection by Makeup Revolution. I feel like Makeup Revolution are like MUA but better- still cheap and chearful, but with that little bit more quality and style.

There are five colours in the range so at £3 each I obviously bought them all. I mean, why not?

The formula is enriched with Argan Oil so is super hydrating and moisturising for your lips so is essential for people like me who have super chapped lips right now. Damn you cold, damn you.

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As you can see, the lipstick-y bit is in the centre and the smooth argan oil layer surrounds it. As you can also see, I need to get my nails redone. I know. The packaging is quite nice for the price but I think I prefer the boxes they came in…

Okay so, down to business- swatches.

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In order these are, Electric Love, Love a hug, Love pink!, Love red! and Love nude! There’s a lot of love going on.
I took these in different lighting because the camera is not forgiving at all! The colours do look rather sheer but I think that is because its like when you wear a lipstick and a lip balm- the colour is never going to be SUPER intense. Well, for £3 it’s not.

I also tried each colour on because I am just that nice. Please ignore how wonky my lips are and the dry skin around my nose… So in the same order-

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Electric Love

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Love a hug

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Love pink!

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Love red!

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Love nude!

I personally love (see what I did there?) all of these colours and the pigmentation, they are so easy to just whack on for day to day wear. One thing I would say though is that, like a lip balm, these will just slide off. In saying that- I wore Love nude! When I was shopping today and didn’t have to reapply it until I had eaten, before that it had lasted 3 hours and still looked lovely.

So yeah, overall I am super happy with these and yes these were bought with my own money and I’m not sponsored or anything- all opinions are my own!! If you have tried them out, let me know what you think! I’m also wearing a new foundation which I have fell in love with- let me know if you would like to hear about that too! Until next time, goodbye for now little buns!

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I bought things…again.

I’m going to kill wordpress in a minute- this is my third attempt at this bloody post, third time lucky, eh? I will try and make this as short as I can but you know me, you might want to run and get a cuppa before you start reading…

Last weekend, after walking round Ikea for hours on end, I bought two things. Two. 

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Candles. How very predictable of me. But who doesn’t love a good candle. These were 98p each and smell so amazing, as you can see, one is strawberry and the other is apple. I refuse to burn these until my room has finished being redecorated so I just keep pulling them out of the drawer for a sniff. B-e-a-u-tiful.

On Wednesday my Mum ordered me some shoes from Very (thanks Mum, if you’re reading. If you are- how the hell did you find my blog?).

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FRESH CONVERSE *heavy breathing*. These were supposed to be off-white but are clearly cream. Not that I care- I have worn them 3 times already. From what I can remember, these were £27, not bad, not bad at all.

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I wasn’t actually expecting these until next week but OH MYYY. These came yesterday and I have never been so excited, there was also a lot of bubble wrap for me to play with. I have seen so many mixed reviews on the “Mane n Tail” products so I just wanted to try it out for myself. I am yet to wash my hair with these as I have only had them for 24 hours but I have unscrewed them and had a little sniff and wow. I don’t quite know what I was expecting them to smell like but my gosh they smell amazing. They also look like they could grow in the dark which looks pretty cool. Oh and they were £7 for the set off amazon.

Yesterday I took a little trip to the Trafford Centre and, well, things happened. I had to go and buy presents for my sister-in-law, Emily, and so that was the perfect excuse to spend my results money (Again, thanks Mum).

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First up was Superdrug and I got this Barry M brow kit that I picked up for Emily. Her brow game is not so strong as she has a habit of rubbing her eyebrows off (w h a t) but hopefully she will be all sorted with this. At £5.99 you can’t really complain.

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I really did try to resist buying another nail varnish but I just couldn’t. Barry M make up 1/3 of my nail varnish collection, I just love them. This one is called “Watermelon” and reminds me of a Autumn/Winter version of “Guava” which I adore. All their nail varnishes are around the £4 mark which isn’t too bad. The one I have on in the picture is called “Lychee”.

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The last thing I got from Superdrug  was this Herbal Essences “bee strong” masque (I see what you did there). As you can probably guess, it smells like honey. It is super creamy and I just wanted a good hair masque really. It did help that it was on offer for £1.50.

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I don’t think it is possible to simply walk past Hotel Chocolat. Their chocolate is seriously the best. I picked up one of these for Emily and one for my Dad for being a good sport and coming shopping. They are £2 each which isn’t really that bad, just don’t look at the prices of the other things they sell.

Then, we went to The Body Shop, you can see where this is going.

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Just as we were walking towards the door a woman caught are attention at the word “sale”. I have super bad skin on my hands so any hand lotion is lovingly welcomed. These were £3.50 for two so I picked up the Shea one for my Mum, well, because that’s the one she wanted and then got the Strawberry one for myself because it smells like calpol. I was so hooked on that stuff as a child. It could cure anything.

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THEN we noticed a 3 for 2 sign. Oh dear. I have been searching for a good dark red for a while and “crazy sexy crimson” caught my eye. I wasn’t sure if it was dark enough for what I wanted but one of the lovely ladies who worked there was wearing it with their “mahogany” pencil and she looked like a beautiful vampire, and because I wanted to look like one too, I got both. I then got my Mum the “the right mauves” lipstick because she has no lipstick that she really loves and she refuses to buy things for herself.

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I was so close to the till when I heard my Mum shout “Chloe! They have a foundation shade pale enough for YOU!” (I know it doesn’t look that pale in the picture but just go with it). I immediately ran over to look for myself and there it was. Just begging for me to buy it…so I did. I have this on today and words cannot describe. A pale foundation that isn’t pink. I am in love. This one is in shade “02”, I’m not sure if there is an “01” but it wasn’t in the shop when I was there. I am very impressed with this foundation as it just looks like skin however it does gather a little around my eczema, but then again, what foundation doesn’t? No seriously, I’d love to know. It is a medium coverage but definitely buildable. For £13 I am a very happy bunny.

And the last stop, lush. I blame V for this. After reading her lush haul I just had to go.

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I was going to show you them individually but I can’t open one of them as its a present and I can’t figure out how to open the others without ripping them. Apologies. 

I firstly picked up “pop in the bath” for Emily. It is such a cute bubble bar with a little flower on the top. Her and my brother have just moved house so I figured this would be perfect for that little bit of “me time”. Also, who doesn’t like lush? 

Then I just rapidly picked three more things up without even realising. The first was “butterball”, I have heard so many amazing things about this so I bought this as my skin needs some summer lovin’. It smells so creamy and lovely, I just can’t wait to use it. Next is one I just bought for the name, “granny takes a dip”- what? It is super colourful though which is mega cool. Lastly I picked up the “you’ve been mangoed” bath melt because I can only imagine how nice this will make my skin feel. Everything from lush smells amazing but I am awful at describing scents so I suppose you are just going to have to go in there and smell them yourself! 😉

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As I got to the till the really nice, and intimidatingly attractive, cashier asked if I would like to donate £2 to charity and get 2 charity pots and a free bath bomb- erm, yes!! These smell like perfume, I say “these” but I have only managed to open one, I’M WEAK. He chose the “sex bomb” bath ballistic for me- coincidence? I think not.

Done and dusted! I hope you enjoyed my haul and it made you want to go shop. If you have any of the above, let me know what you think! Right, I’m off to cower in the corner like a dog that’t just been told off and cry at the damage to my bank account. Okay, maybe I’m being a little unrealistic, I’m actually going to do the ice bucket challenge…again (I knew I shouldn’t have nominated my brother). If you haven’t done it, this is me nominating you- GO DO IT! Good bye for now little buns!

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