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Autumn Beauty Haul | Part 2

Today is Part 2 of my Autumn Beauty Haul. If you haven't read Part 1, click here. Today's products features a variety of gorgeous affordable products; form yellow eyeshadows to long-lasting liquid lipsticks, I have never loved Autumn makeup quite this much.
Kiko Cosmetics High Pigment Shadow in '19'
I was super sceptical about purchasing a yellow eyeshadow. Firstly, we all know I like my neutrals and secondly, its so bright. I swatched the product before I purchased it and it was fairly pigmented and very easy to blend. Funny enough, I like it because it is so out of my comfort zone. It's an excellent crease colour for an autumn look, too!






essence Contouring Brush
Normally I don't buy brushes from companies who don't specialize in brushes, however I also own the essence Fluffy Blending Brush  as well as the fan brush for highlighting and I absolutely love those, so I decided to give the contouring brush a try. The bristles are super soft and synthetic. I love t…

A Winter Playlist ❄️

Here's a couple of tunes I've been listening to a lot recently. I've called it a Winter Playlist because that seems appropriate, though these are just some of my current favourites. May they inspire you, allow you to feel happy, sad, angry, at peace, or whatever it is you need to feel in the few minutes you're listening to the song.  In no particular order:


 What They Want by Russ


How To Dress Well by Ocean Floor For Everything

Make Me Cry by Noah Cyrus ft Labrinth

Ego by Bibi Bourelly 
One Time by Marian Hill 


Breathe by Luke Cusato
Conrad by Ben Howard

Rocket by Beyonce

With You by The Crystal Fighters

✰ FAVOURITES ✰

Beauty Swap From Bulgaria! | With BeautyAndTheNature

My lovely friend Lily recently sent me a few items in what is known as a Beauty Swap. If you'd like more information about the Beauty Swap and how to successfully be part of one, read all about it here. I've been waiting to post this for ages as I really love all of the effort Lily went through. Some of these products I requested and others she surprised me with, such as the skincare items and delicious vegan snacks! Here's what I received when I opened the parcel:


 Alverde Sun Kissed Highlighter
Lily knows how much I love highlighters and liquid highlighters are my absolute favourite. The highlighter is packaged in a small glass bottle that looks similar to a nail polish bottle, but the applicator is a wand. I like using this product as an every day highlighter as it leaves a dewy finish. Sometimes I mix it with my Kiko Milano Universal Fit Foundation for a radiant glow. It's long-lasting, pigmented and smells oh so good!




essence Lights of Orient Lipstick in 'Belly D…

3 Steps To A Happier & More Successful You | Inspiration Post

Everyone wants to be successful. Some of us are already there, some of us are halfway there, some of us have started our journey and some of us don't know how to start. Wherever you are, remember the most important thing is to keep going. 
Use What You Have A lot of people think that they can't be successful if they don't have the expensive tools. Take photographers, for instance, who stop taking beautiful pictures because they don't have expensive cameras. I know creative souls who create amazing, high quality videos by filming through Snapchat, saving it and then using an editing programme like iMovie. It's super simple - all you need is motivation and imagination.
Stop Saying "I Can't" How do you expect to believe in yourself if you keep telling yourself you can't achieve whatever it is that you're trying to do? Other people's opinions have an input in your decision (subconsciously) BUT the moment you tell yourself you can't do somethin…

Autumn Beauty Haul! | Part 1

Autumn is my absolute favourite season to shop for makeup. While classic makeup trends such as the cranberry eye and matte lips always make a reappearance, there's a lot to explore and try out. This autumn I decided to step outside of my makeup comfort zone; from peachy palettes to olive hues and bright purple lipsticks, here's what I purchased throughout autumn.






Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette - Highlighter has made quite the appearance in my collection recently. After falling in love with the NARS Albatross, I decided to find more affordable alternatives because lets be real, it’s expensive to repurchase every time. I discovered this beautiful highlighting kit by accident - it was hidden underneath a Sedona Lace eyeshadow palette! Luckily, this treasure was found and I’m so happy I purchased it. The palette comes with four highlighters, three are cream and one is powder. It’s incredibly versatile and gives a soft, luminous glow to your everyday complexion. This is in the sh…

4 Ways To Stress Less & Live More

I know stress will be a constant factor in our lives, whether or not we recognize it as one. You could be doing what you love and it can still be stressful. It is the body's way of responding to a demand. You may not be able to completely eliminate stress from your life, but that's not the end of the world. In fact,  a little stress can be very good for you! It can challenge us and help us in our own personal journeys of growth, but at the same time it can have detrimental effects on our bodies if we get worn out from it and as a result, I've compiled a little list of things you can do to reduce stress. 
1. Know When To Take Break Just because you need to get something done, doesn't mean you have to work at it for hours until it's completely finished. For example, if you have a test to study for, give yourself breaks in between to get some fresh air or make a quick snack. Same with exercising - don't push yourself too hard. Working faster doesn't necessarily …