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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.

Lipsticks are probably my favourite thing to discuss on my blog and my ‘three lipsticks’ series is up there are one of my favourite blog post styles too. So when the new Charlotte Tilbury Your Lip Service Royal Lipstick Trio* arrived at my doorstep, it almost felt like fate. I knew I had to get lip swatching and share the collection with you as including a pinky nude, a fuschia, and a red lip, what more could you want from this gorgeous lip trio?

I swear that the gap between Christmas and my birthday gets shorter and shorter every year, it used to feel like a lifetime when I was a little kid waiting for my birthday but now it feels like all of 5 minutes. One of my highlights is always going makeup shopping with my dad which we do for my present every birthday and every Christmas, we always have a lovely day out and get lots of beautiful makeup, obviously. I always go equipped with a wish list and I always deviate massively from my wish list, but I thought I’d share it anyway.

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 dipped my toes into the world of Fenty Beauty at Christmas time when I actually queued with my poor dad for ages to get my hands on some products. Turns out the foundation was out of stock in my shade but I still came away with the beautiful highlighter duo which I adore, review here. I love that highlighter so much that I decided to do a giveaway to which the lovely Paige won and when ordering her prize, I couldn’t resist but throw a few things in for myself as I wanted to see how the rest of the range was. I’ve been trialing them for a week or so so today I thought I’d report back with some first impressions.