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My Makeup Staples

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My favourite primer is the Optical Illusion Complexion Primer by Urban Decay. It leaves a lovely silky matte finish and keeps your makeup in place all day!

The MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 has been in my makeup bag since I can remember! I have branched out and tested other foundations, but I either find them too drying or too oily… The Studio Fix Fluid foundation is perfect for combination skin and has all day coverage.

I looooooove the Laura Mercier  Translucent Loose Setting Powder. It keeps your makeup in place all day and stops your mascara from smudging under your eyes. I would highly recommend (if you haven’t already got it).

When it comes to a bronzer, I am yet to find my favourite. So, suggestions are welcome! At the moment I am using the Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Golden Light. This bronzer is fab, but just a little too orange toned for me.

Moving on to highlighter, the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight-01 is beautiful. It blends perfectly and stays all day. However, after seeing the Lottie London Shimmer Squad highlight pallet EVERYWHERE and hearing such amazing things, I had to try it, and I must say, it is perfect and has a good selection of colours. I highly recommend.

Eyebrows. My favourite favourite favourite eyebrow kit is the Dark Brow Kit by Bobbi Brown. I got this in New York over a year ago and am yet to hit pan which is amazing considering I use it every day.

My favourite eyeshadow palette at the moment is the Dusk til Dawn palette by NYX. It has a fab variety of light and dark colours. The shadows are very pigmented and blend perfectly. I’ve been using this every day this month.

The Liquidlast Liner by MAC is another product that has been a staple in my makeup bag for years. It is by far THE BEST long wear eyeliner I have ever used… It even stays on in the shower. I love it.

A mascara I have been using for years is the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara. I have branched out to other mascaras but always end up re-buying this.

As for my favourite lipstick, Paramount by MAC is a lipstick I have been using for a few years now, it’s a lovely rusty red and can be worn day and night. I think I’ve re-purchased this around four times now…

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Forever21 Review

I may have gone a bit crazy on the Forever21 website last week, so I thought why not review everything I got! My wardrobe is very monochrome based, so a few of these items are extremely out of my comfort zone…

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  1. Plus Size Off-The-Shoulder Top £16 Originally I was unsure about this top – it reminds me of something you’d see in a charity shop window – but I was wrong! This top is so flattering and looks lovely paired with black skinny jeans and heels. 4/5
  2. Plus Size Floral Sweatshirt £16 I’m a sucker for a sweatshirt! Ask anyone, I’m always wearing a sweatshirt – they’re my comfort blanket. However, this one was not for me. The pattern was too much and reminded me of pajamas. 1/5
  3. Plus Size Off-The-Shoulder Top £15 I cannot tell you how long I’ve been looking for a long sleeve stripped bardot top!! I defo hit the jackpot with this one – 100% a new favourite of mine. 5/5
  4. Contemporary Medallion Lace Top £19 Finding the perfect white top has been quite an issue for me… I’m still searching. 2/5
  5. Contemporary You + Me Shirt £15 I don’t often invest in tops that have words on them, but I thought this one was super cute! 5/5
  6. Plus Size Stripe Sweater £15 Like I said above… sucker for a sweatshirt. 5/5
  7. Plus Size Off-The-Shoulder Top £16 A plain white bardot, can’t go wrong! 5/5
  8. Plus Size Ruffled Tee £9 I was unsure about this tee as it’s short sleeved – I tend to go for long sleeved tops. It’s safe to say I should’ve followed my gut feeling. 2/5
  9. Plus Size Brooklyn Sweatshirt £15 This sweatshirt reminded me of something you’d see in a 90’s chick flick. I love it! It’s great for a casual day and it’s super cosy!

That’s it! I’ll definitely be ordering from Forever21 again… even though the postage took 7 days and the parcel got delivered to a pick up point that I had to get a taxi to… *insert eye roll emoji*

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My Topshop SS17 Faves

It’s time to put away your chunky winter jumpers and replace them with gingham, ruffles, and embroidery! I love all of the spring/summer trends that are slowly appearing on the high street. One of my personal favourites is embroidery – I’m a sucker for a pinstriped embroidered shirt!

Here are a few pieces I found on the Topshop website that are ideal for your SS17 wardrobe!

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  1. Gingham Mutton Sleeve Blouse £29
  2. Tokyo Fusion Embroidered Shirt £49
  3. MOTO Embroidered Jamie Jeans £59
  4. Vintage Giants Sweatshirt by Tee & Cake £32
  5. MOTO Oversized Denim Jacket £46
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My Top 10 Wardrobe Essentials

When it comes to wardrobe essentials, I like to keep it basic with items that can be dressed up and dressed down. You can’t go wrong with a pair of black skinny jeans and a white tee!

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  1. Classic white shirt (ASOS £14)
  2. Stripe top (Newlook £9.99)
  3. Blue jeans (ASOS £28)
  4. Biker jacket (H&M £39.99)
  5. Black jeans (ASOS £25)
  6. Little black dress (ASOS £22)
  7. Black ribbed top (H&M £12.99)
  8. Plain white tee (ASOS £6)
  9. Black jumper (H&M £24.99)
  10. Oversize sweatshirt (ASOS £16)
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ASOS Curve Must Haves February 2017

Like most of the female population, I love a good ASOS order. I can’t help myself, I’m always waiting for the next ‘new in’ product to appear on the website. Being a size 16/18 I shop ASOS and ASOS Curve. This post is dedicated to ASOS Curve, Here are a few of my favourites this month.

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First, we have the ASOS CURVE Cropped Metallic Cagoule Jackett. At £45 it’s not cheap, but I’d say it’s worth the money! The looks you’ll get when you’re wearing this will be worth the splurge. It’s perfect for the festival season!

Next up is a classic band tee. ASOS CURVE Boyfriend T-Shirt With Misfits Print. This is a bargain for only £18! Let’s face it, everyone’s wearing band tees whether they’ve heard of the band or not. They’re easy to dress up or down and look fab with a classic denim jacket thrown over the top!

I’m sure you’re not shocked to see a striped top in the mix. ASOS CURVE Oversized Striped Long Sleeve T-Shirt. This is an essential that everyone should have in their wardrobe and for only £14, it’s pretty much a must have. This particular striped top is long line, so if you’re a bit on the short size (like me) you can go a size or two up and wear it as a dress – even better! I love wearing this with tights, a pair of black boots, and a red lip. It’s such a classic look – you can’t go wrong with stripes a red lipstick!

Mom jeans. How do people live without a pair of mom jeans to throw on?! My ASOS CURVE Farleigh Mom Jeans in Washed Black have been a staple in my wardrobe for over a year now. These jeans look fab with a black body suit and heels for a night out or an oversized jumper and trainers on a chill day.

And finally, my favourite splurge of the month… the ASOS CURVE Premium Embroidered Shift Dress. I’ll be honest, when I saw the £65 I spent on this dress leave my bank account, I had a little bit of buyers guilt… But, once it arrived and I put it on, the guilt quickly disappeared. This dress is gorgeous! It can be worn for all occasions and is something you’ll be able to wear more than once.