The perfect makeup duos the makeup directory

I love that feeling when you find a new product which you well and truly love, but I love that feeling even more when you find the perfect pairing; those two products which just have a lot of synergy. Often I’ll quite like a product, it’s ok, but then one day I try it with something else and absolutely fall in love with it. Today I thought I’d go through some makeup duos that really compliment each other, the ones where I don’t reach for one without picking up the other.

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Barraka restaurant review food 1

Earlier this week my dad and I headed over to Spitalfields to try out Barraka, a street food restaurant which opened earlier this year. I absolutely love mediterranean food, Halloumi is the one, so I was really excited to try it out. Spitalfields is an area I used to go to a lot when I was younger, and it’s still one of my favourite parts of London so it’s great to find a little hidden gem of somewhere to eat as that can always be hard in central London. Barraka is open on weekdays right up until 9pm making it the perfect lunch and dinner place for the large amount of office workers in the area, and instantly I could see why it’s so popular amongst them.

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five products for a pamper bath the makeup directory

I’ve always loved a bath, for me there is nothing more calming than taking a good long soak in the evening; I hate morning baths, anyone with me on this one? Most Sunday evenings I have a bath to really relax me ready for the busy week ahead, they clear my head and help me sleep after later nights on the weekend. I do like to play around with what products I use, and although I have some favourites, I’m not particularly loyal. However over the many years of my pamper Sundays I’ve discovered my absolute essential must-haves for a relaxing bath and today I thought I’d share them with you!

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charlotte tilbury legendary brows review

As you’ve probably guessed over the years I’m a huge Charlotte Tilbury fan. Not just because her products are of amazing quality, but I also admire her incredible ethos that everyone can be fabulous darling. Like most people, Charlotte believes in the power of the brow and how much they can frame your face, but for her it isn’t all about what’s on trend. Instead, it’s about how your brows can look best for you. Recently I’ve been trying out two of her products, the Legendary Brows brow gel and the Brow Lift Tool and today it’s time to report back.

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Charlotte Tilbury lipstick giveaway

Last week I reached 2500 followers on Bloglovin’ which for me was a pretty big deal. I really do appreciate everyone who takes the time to read, comment and follow my blog, it humbles me a lot. I decided it has been a while since I’ve done a giveaway, and what better occasion to celebrate. I know I’ve done a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick giveaway before but I asked on Twitter what people wanted and this was the overwhelming response. I always love to give something away that I really love myself, something a little bit special you wouldn’t buy on the average day. Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are just that, I have three now and I love them all for their quality and sheer beauty. It’s also perfect timing as 12 new hot lips shades have just been released, so even more to choose from!

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new in and first impressions

Recently I have been testing out a ton of products from both brands I love and brands I’ve barely tried before. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you’ve probably seen them all pop up and today I thought I’d do a little report back on how I’ve been getting on with them all. If you want for me to do a full review on any of these then please do let me know as it’s always useful to know what people want to hear about. Anyway let’s crack on as it’s going to be a long one.

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Nails inc stay bright neon review the makeup directory

When I heard about the new summer range from Nails Inc I was really excited, Stay Bright Neon sounds right up my street. I love a nude nail look but I also love my brights, and these promise so much brightness that you would need sunglasses, quite a bold claim there. The Stay Bright Neon* range comes in three shades, a fuchsia shade Claridge Gardens, a bright yellow Golden Lane and a coral Great Eastern Street. There is also a white polish “activator” which you apply beforehand to make them even brighter.

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richmond park 8

I love London. There is so much to see and do and there’s always something going on, but sometimes the fast pace of life can get a bit much and it’s nice to switch off. Last weekend, Harry and I offered to look after a friend’s dog, and we decided to dedicate our weekend to long walks, parks and the fresh outdoors. Recently Harry bought a car and it’s given us so much more freedom to be able to explore a little bit more and has definitely helped get rid of that ‘trapped in the flat’ feeling we both had, so we decided to drive over to Richmond Park.

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