February Favourites 2016

So February’s finally over – is anyone else completely over winter? I wish it’d just hurry up and be warm already. I’m just not built for the cold. Luckily, I’ve been using products that either give me summer vibes or help me hide from the cold. Naturally, these became my must-have products for the month.

February Favourites 2016 Sometimes, you just want to use things that make you feel happy. These are the things that do that for me…

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Customised Palettes by Crowd Colour

We’ve all heard the hype about Z Palettes and how absolutely life-changing they are. The thing is, they’re all a bit same-y and impersonal. There’s only a certain amount of designs, so chances are there are hundreds of other people with the same palette. If your make up is going to be a way of expressing yourself, surely the palette you keep it in should be too!

Crowd Colour Palette and Lipstick Natalie's Beauty Base

Now, it’sto get absolute anything you want printed on your very own palette, thanks to Crowd Colour. After backing them on Kickstarter, I was lucky enough to beamong the first group of people to create my very own palette.

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Blogger Beauty Box February 2016

I’m going to be straight with you – this month’s Blogger Beauty Box is 100% the best box they’ve produced so far! You can find last month’s box here. Jam picked to the brim with a wide selection of goodies, it was impossible for me to resist falling in love with it! Everything from solid basics to products I didn’t even know existed, February’s Box is a real treasure trove.

Blogger Beauty Box February 2016

The Blogger Beauty Box is £10 per month including delivery and usually contains around 4-5 full sized or deluxe items (although they completely outdid themselves this month!). It was designed to connect bloggers with brands and to introduce products and brands that are a little less mainstream, but wonderful.

Let’s jump in to this month’s box!

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My Top 5 Drugstore Brands

Lately, it seems like I’ve only talked about higher end make up. That doesn’t seem right at all to me – I’m not that fancy! So, I want to take a moment to remind us all how great drugstore make up can be!

Top 5 Drugstore Brands

The quality of make up you can find at the drugstore has improved soooo much over the past couple of years. You can get your hands on a pretty amazing products for a really reasonable price! Let’s take a look at the best of the best with my top 5 brands…

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Sharing The Love: 14 Blogs I Love

Hey there, lovelies! As it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d spread the love a little bit. We all love discovering a good blog and binge-reading, don’t we? I’m bringing you 14 of my favourite blogs to get hooked on. I’m lucky enough to be great friends with a few of these ladies, which makes this even more special. Give these darlings some love and check them out!

Dino’s Beauty Diary

I Am Billie

See The Stars

Stash Matters

Vix Meldrew

Hanner King

Very Berry Cosmo

Hannah Heartss

Chocolate Frosst

Amanda Bootes

Jinksy Beauty

Charlene Sparkles

Lil Rant

Freshly Pressed Beauty

Now those are some talented ladies! I hope you get a chance to check them all out because, quite frankly, they’re awesome.

Share the love! Let me know your favourite blogs so I can check them out!

See you next time!

Cohorted Beauty Box Black Edition: February 2016 Review

It’s that time again, the latest Cohorted Beauty Box has arrived! It’s one of the best value boxes in my opinion and it never fails to impress me. (You can see last month’s box here) I was super shocked this month to see how absolutely packed with products the box is!

Cohorted Beauty Box February

The Black Edition Beauty Box from Cohorted is £35 per month and contains 4-5 full sized high-end and luxury beauty products, with the occasional extra sample thrown in for good measure. They feature brands such as Cargo, Too Faced, bareMinerals and Nars to name a few, and the value always far outweighs the cost of the box. I’m never disappointed. You can find more information or subscribe here.

Let’s dive in to the goodies!

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I Have Too Much Makeup!

It’s not often you’ll hear someone admit that they have too much make up and I’ll tell you why that is: It’s a difficult and heartbreaking thing to come to terms with. There’s still a little part of me saying that I have to catch them all, Pokemon style.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there’s an ‘ideal’ amount of make up to own or that there’s any such thing as too much make up, but the reality is that I don’t have anywhere to put any more. In our flat, I have one little cupboard to keep all my make up in and it’s gotten rather full. It might be time to cut back.

Makeup Hoard

I did a quick count up of all the make up I have and I’m slightly embarrassed! I’m not going to go through all the numbers here, but I could in another post if you’d like.

I was most shocked by the amount of lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes I have. It turns out I have 46 lipsticks and 16 eyeshadow palettes, which I think is a few more than I need.

There are a few ways of shrinking your collection (or stopping it growing at least). I’m going to share them with you: 1. So that I stick to what I’m doing 2. To maybe help you out if you’re getting overwhelmed with your stash.

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