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MUA pro brow kit

I bought this a couple of weeks ago as I've been using a standard brown eyeshadow to fill my brows in for so long I thought it was about time to buy a proper kit. My eyebrows are naturally quite thin, so I like to give them a little help, no scouse brows though! When I first started paying more attention to my eyebrows I used an eyebrow pencil, but I never really achieved the look I was hoping for as more definition is given using a pencil & my brows were way too harsh. Using a shadow & an angled brush changed my brows for the better, I literally feel naked without filling them in now!

Onto the MUA kit... It contains handy little tweezers & a mini angled brush, along with three colours plus a gel to finish off. I use the darkest shade in the set, and sweep the colour through my brows, with the main emphasis on the arch. I'd never used a gel to complete the look before, but I have noticed that it keeps them in place. When I was only using an eyeshadow I'd have patchy brows at the end of the day, not good! I haven't used the mini brush properly because the bristles are a little coarse, but for on the go it would do the job as I don't normally carry full sized brushes around with me anyway.

Overall I'm incredibly impressed with this little kit, especially because I only paid a mere £3 from Superdrug! It's also similar to the Benefit brow zings & the HD brow kit, which both seem to be raved about alot, although they're pretty pricey. One annoying thing about MUA products is that the writing seems to scratch/rub off, which I think looks super messy, but thats a packaging complaint so nevermind!

Have you tried any brow kits?

L x

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i heart fall tag

1. Favourite Fall lip product?
I've been wearing Topshop 'Inhibition' alot recently, I blogged about it a while ago! I think it's a great colour for Autumn, although I would like to purchase 'Beguiled' next.

2. Favourite Fall Nail Polish?
I don't have any Autumnal polishes really, but I've been wearing the Models Own Mirrorball collection alot, it looks so pretty over black... almost like fireworks, perfect for bonfire night!

3. Favourite Starbucks Fall Drink?
I usually buy a standard tea or a latte, as I'm not very daring when it comes to trying new things but the gingerbread latte sounds delicious!

4. Favourite Fall Candle?

At the moment I've been lighting a few little tea lights as it makes my room feel so cozy, I haven't got a specific candle that could be related to Autumn at the moment though really. My favourite Christmas candle is the Yankee Christmas Cookie candle I can't wait to pick one up again this year when my Vanilla Cupcake runs out!

5. Favourite Fall Scarf or accessory.
I have a chunky knit cream scarf which is lovely but I much prefer bobble hats & have got a small collection! My favourite is probably my burgundy one from Primark, in this outfit post!

6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?

I've only ever been in a haunted house & that was years ago!

7. Favourite Halloween movie?
I'm a massive scaredy cat when it comes to horror movies, but almost every Halloween I end up watching the movie 'Halloween', I have to say I don't jump as much anymore as I've watched it so many times!

8. Favourite candy to eat on Halloween?
I used to love toffee apples when I was younger (:

9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!

My housemates & I are unsure if we are going out this year, if we do I'll probably do this tutorial by Tanya Burr & rip up some old clothes! Easy peasy! Every year I say I'll be more creative with my costumes, but it never happens!

10. What is your Favourite thing about Fall?
100% the build up to Christmas! I am SO SO SO excited already, I've started my Christmas shopping, made my Christmas wishlist & even thought about writing Christmas cards... I also love being snuggled up in my warm bed with a mug of hot tea whilst it's freezing cold outside! & finally, crunchy colourful leaves! 

I tag YOU! (: 
Leave your tag responses below, I'd love to read them!

L x

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models own mirrorball collection

(Hot Stuff | Boogie Nights | Freak Out! | Dancing Queen | Disco Inferno)

When Models Own announced this collection a couple of months ago I instantly fell in love & knew I needed to get my hands on it! I'm obsessed with having my nails painted, especially a quick swipe of glitter over a neutral polish to add a little sparkle! The collection consists of five polishes, but rather than a fine glitter they're filled with chunky holographic pieces in circle, square & triangle shapes, creating a disco ball effect. I picked up the whole collection, plus Snow White & Beach Party for only £20 at the Bottleshop in Westfield. Models Own often have really good promotions on in their store, so it's worth a look!

(Hot Stuff | Boogie Nights | Freak Out! | Dancing Queen | Disco Inferno - One Coat, over Models Own 'Snow White')
Please excuse the skin around my nails, it's an awful habit of mine to pick the skin when I'm anxious/nervous ):

(Hot Stuff | Boogie Nights | Freak Out! | Dancing Queen | Disco Inferno - Two Coats, again over 'Snow White')

I honestly can't decide which is my favourite, I'm looking forward to trying these out over colours, e.g Hot Stuff over a baby pink shade! My friend Abi created this look when she stayed at mine in London which looks awesome, I'm also going to try these colours out over black and see how that works. There are so many options with these glitters, I expect to be wearing at least one of them at all times!

One downside to this polish is the drying time. If you're only applying one coat then there are no problems, but I noticed that it took so much longer than any other Models Own polish I've used to dry! A little bit frustrating as I'm used to layering up glitters as I know they dry pretty quick, but I think it's because the clear polish is slightly thicker than any others. Abi & I found this out the hard way when we kept smudging our sparkly nails all over my bedsheets & I also managed to get a clump in my hair... glam life! (:

Which is your favourite polish from the mirrorball collection?

L x

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everyday makeup

Johnson's Daily Hydrating 24hr Day Cream | Collection Sheer Loose Powder (Translucent) | Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (Ivory) | Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (Fair) | Topshop Blush (Powdered) | MAC Viva Glam Lipstick (V - I think! It's rubbed off!) | MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara (Black) | L'Oreal Super Liner Ultra Precision (Noir/Black) | Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner (Jet Black) | Rimmel Quad Eyeshadow (Smokey Brun - use the darkest colour for my brows)

I thought I'd share my everyday makeup products, these are all items that I find myself reaching for the most & once I've found something that I love I tend to stick by it. As you'll probably be able to tell my products are quite battered & used! 

I featured my moisturiser in this post because I normally mix a 'blob' of it in with my foundation, so I can achieve a better colour match for my skin tone. Being ghostly pale I often struggle to get a foundation light enough, but a couple of years ago my Mum shared this tip with me, & I pretty much do this with every foundation, thanks mama! Plus I like my skin to look dewy so adding the moisturiser guarentees this! I will probably repurchase the Wake Me Up foundation, although I have recently bought Revlon's Photoready to try out & I'm hoping to get the YSL touche eclat foundation eventually! I absolutely loved the 7 day sample I picked up from my local counter :)

What are your go-to makeup products?

L x

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i'm back!

Dom & I | Drinks | Cute card | Risotto at Strada | Tea & Toast in bed | 
Homemade risotto (obsessed atm!) | Rain hair | Royal Borough | Tower Bridge | Sisters halls! |
Costa cawffeeee | New foundation | A rose I saved from Dom<3 | Current read | Primark shopping! |
Spike shoooeeezzzz | Red pepper dip at Nandos (try it!) | Cute necklace | Mirrorball collection | Cosy |
Journey to London | YSL sample | Cath K shop | Amazing dupe | Waiting for a train to Manchester 

Firstly, I need to apologise for being MIA for around a month now, but for also having two 'Instagram' style posts in a row. I didn't want to return to blogging without a little update though!

So, where have I been!? The last time I posted was the day I moved back to London to begin my second year of university, but even before that I was posting quite irregularly... Since moving back to London I have been alot busier than I planned to be, plus we only had the internet installed on Tuesday night. In a nutshell I have done the following: worked as a student ambassador/been getting to know my new housemates, especially with nail painting sessions in the kitchen!/had an interview/Dom came to visit/various nights out... including Fabric!/travelled back up North/helped my little sister move to London/completed uni work & assessments/& of course I've been shopping! 

I'm currently back up North again because I had to return for a friends 21st last night (they also got engaged, cutest thing ever! I can't believe I'm at the age now where my friends are getting engaged, having babies etc!), I also went shopping with my Dad yesterday & I surprised Abi by visiting her at work! Today I've been to visit my Nana & Grandad & little brother, Harry :) had a lovely Sunday lunch! It might not seem like I've been that busy, but for some reason when I'm in London the time actually whizzes by! I got to see Dom last night for the first time in eight days, which of course I was super super super excited about & I'm really enjoying being back home. London is amazing, but it can be a really difficult place to live in, so I'm thankful to have a bit of a breather this weekend. 

Hope this post is okay as a little refresher, I have tonnes of stuff to blog about so my blog should gain some normality again over the next few weeks!

L x

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