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I wouldn’t describe myself as being a particularly dressy person but one way I always love to dress up is with my makeup. I have my daily makeup routine but when it comes to jazzing things up, there are a few staples that I always reach for to go from a day time look to a night time look. So whether I’m starting from scratch or want to transform my makeup whilst I’m already out  for the day, here are my staples for amping up the party level of any makeup look.


It took me a while to get on The Ordinary hype, mainly because I rarely shop beauty online and they didn’t have any shops back then, but once I tried a few products I was instantly hooked. I went through the products in my original haul quite quickly and saw dramatic skin improvements so I was keen to repurchase. Well turns out, they never have anything in stock, well at the least the two products I wanted at the same time. The other day I was in Covent Garden and finally, they were well stocked so I picked up two repurchases and something new too. So let’s see what I picked up.


I really vividly remember when I discovered Benefit Cosmetics, way more than any other beauty brand. I remember being absolutely fascinated and enamored by their packaging and wanting to be the kind of person who has a great Benefit collection. Years later and I’ve tried a lot from their range, and I’ve also loved a lot from their range. I feel like lots of bloggers think Benefit are a bit ‘all style and no substance’ and lots don’t even like the packaging. But for me, I’ve always loved the quality of Benefit products, so today I thought I’d share my top 5 picks. Choosing just five wasn’t easy for me as I love so many of their products, so potentially expect a part two soon…