I mainly purchase higher end makeup, however there are drugstore products that are firm favourites and ones I rely on daily. The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is my favourite for when my skin is dry. It's the only one that looks amazing even if my skin is bone dry and you can't tell I'm having a bad skin day! It's very luminous and moisturising while giving medium coverage which looks very natural on the skin. Another favourite that makes my skin look glowing is the I Heart Makeup Goddess of Love Highlighter, I have two of these shades and adore them both. They are so affordable, you get a lot of product for your money and they come in the prettiest shades too. Also, the packaging is really pretty! There are two lip products from the drugstore that I rely on, the Lottie London Matte Liquid Lipstick comes either separately or in a lip kit. Personally I absolutely adore the lip kits, the lip liner is really soft and easy to apply while the liquid lipstick dries matte but is still comfortable on the lips. Another drugstore lip favourite is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, I own so many shades of these and they're all amazing. I love how moisturising they are on the lips, how vibrant the colours are and how long they last.

What are your drugstore recommendations?
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Since finishing my degree and working a lot more, I seem to have added lots of new items to my wishlist so I thought I would share the items that I'm currently lusting after! I recently swatched the Stila Highlighter in the shade Kitten and immediately fell in love with it! I adore how soft and pigmented it was, I've tried the eyeshadow in Kitten and it is a firm favourite so I'm definitely wanting to invest in the highlighter version! I've had extremely dry skin lately, I think due to the fluctuation in the British weather which has confused my skin! I definitely need to invest in a rich and I've had my eye on the L'Occitane Moisturiser as it contains Shea butter and works on sensitive skin like mine. It also apparently lasts for 72 hours and is a bestseller so it's currently at the top of my 'to buy' list! 

I work opposite a Hobbs store and I've been seeing this dress in the window for ages and I absolutely love it. It's the style of dress I tend to wear and I think the colour is really classic as a work outfit. Another skincare product I've been dying to try is the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse as I've heard so many great things about it. I've had so many skin issues recently so would love to test this out and see if it can solve any of my skin problems! The final item on my wishlist is this beautiful embroidered bag which is actually from Marks and Spencer! I saw this on twitter and instantly fell in love with it, embroidered fashion is really on trend and I think the colours in this bag mean it would go with a wide variety of outfits!

What products have you been lusting after lately?

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I was asked recently if I wanted to try out Nail Lacquer from Roxanne Campbell and I jumped at the chance. I generally have gel polish on my nails however I also have rest periods where I take the gel off and apply normal nail polish, so I was interested to try this polish out and see how it fairs against the likes of Essie and Barrym! The polish is described as "one coat only" which I think is an interesting and exciting claim, they are also cruelty free which is great and means no little bunnies have been hurt in the making of these polishes! The brand was created by Roxanne Campbell, a nail expert who has worked with celebrities, at international events and at the London 2012 Olympics! It's also all made in the UK and free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and Camphor so there are no nasties!

At the moment, the shade range is quite small but hopefully this will be expanded to include more variety however at the moment the brand starts with classic nail shades. I was sent two shades to try out, 'Sitting Pretty' and 'Violets are Blue.' The blue is a statement pop of colour and a really fashionable and on trend shade while the pink is a classic hot pink colour. My favourite of the two is 'Sitting Pretty' as it's a shade I usually wear and it's perfect for summer! Onto the actual polishes, I was so impressed with them for a number of reasons. I doubted the 'one coat' claim and thought this wouldn't be true, however the photos show my nails with just one coat of polish on. The colours are really vivid and pigmented which meant that one coat was enough to create the perfect manicure. The second thing I loved was how quick these dry, one of the reasons I have gel nails is because they dry so quickly and there is no faffing around with drying. However these polishes dry almost instantly and I was floored by how quickly the polished had set which meant I could get on with my day without worrying about smudging the polish! These polishes lasted really well and I experienced minimal chipping which was brilliant! I am hoping more colours get released but I think the next shades I try will be 'Nude Tights' and 'Off to Jamaica' as they look beautiful!

You can purchase them here!
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Birchbox £12.95*

MeechNMia Brow Liner
Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream
Scrub Love Body Scrub
Cowshed Cow Pat Hand Cream
Eco Tools Double Ended Brushes

This month's Birchbox is officially my favourite, ever. I was impressed with every single product and I absolutely love the little bag that they all came in. I think there was a really lovely mix of products from makeup to skincare and tools which I think made it a strong and varied box (or bag!). The MeechNMia Brow Liner is a really lovely product, the shade works well with my hair colour and it applies really nicely, this is a full size product which is also super handy! I have dry skin so frequently use body and face scrubs so I was excited to use the Scrub Love Body Scrub to remove dead skin cells, this leaves your skin feeling super soft and it smells amazing too! While it is slightly messy to apply, I absolutely adore these sachet scrubs and they always work well. The Bobbi Brown Eye Repair Cream is a nice addition, it's always good to try out a high end product before you splash out on a full size so this way you can test it out!

What do you think of this month's box? 
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Space NK is a store I spend a lot of time and money in, it's full of luxurious and exciting beauty products from so many different brands. I thought I would share my favourite beauty (and skincare) finds that have a firm place in my daily routines. The Laura Mercier Translucent Powder is an incredible product, if you want a flawless and perfect looking base, I would highly recommend investing in this. I have repurchased this recently and honestly don't think I want to try out any other powders as I cannot imagine them living up to this amazing product. This can be used for baking your makeup, packing on powder with a sponge and leaving it to 'bake' for 5-10 minutes or simply applied using a powder brush. I carry out both of these methods, depending on how much time I have in the morning! It took a while for me to invest in this as I did feel it was expensive for a powder but you get a lot of product for your money and it does last a decent amount of time. The concealer I have used for years is the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, I love how well this covers without being heavy or too thick. It's perfectly hides under eye circles and really red blemishes, making your skin look blemish free! There's a really great shade range with this so if you're really pale or have much darker skin tone, you should be able to find your perfect shade match! 

I've spoken about my love for Eve Lom skincare quite a few times on my blog and really enjoy using many of their products. The favourite one I've tried is the cleanser and I've used this religiously for a year. The consistency is quite thick and almost like a balm which means it definitely removes makeup from the face and leaves the skin feeling squeaky clean!  My final Space NK favourite is the Becca Powder Highlighter, I have the shade Pearl and I absolutely love it! I am also going to purchase the slightly more golden shade Moonstone as it looks absolutely beautiful and I have adored using the Pearl shade.

What are your favourite products from Space NK?
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I remember as a teenager going into perfume stores and spraying the classic Viktor and Rolf scent all over myself as I couldn't afford to buy it but was completely obsessed with it! So I was so excited to try out the limited edition Viktor and Rolf Bon Bon fragrance which is a sweet, summery twist on the original bon bon perfume. The fragrance has notes of pink grapefruit and mandarin which creates a fresh and fruity scent along with jasmine which adds floral femininity. It also has a tough of icing sugar which really adds a sweetness to it! There are base notes of cedarwood and caramel which add some depth and intensity however this perfume is predominantly fresh, floral and fruity. I absolutely love how light and fresh the fragrance is, it's the perfect summery fragrance to make you feel like summer is on its way! The bottle is absolutely beautiful, they have kept the bow shape from the original bottle but it's a prettier and more feminine light pink shade with a gorgeous frosted bottle. This is one of those perfumes which will just look stunning on your dressing table!

The perfume retails for £58 and is now available nationwide here!
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Birchbox £12.95*

Manna Kadar Cosmetics £27
Nip + Fab Colour Correcting Concealer £8.95
Polaar IcePure Gentle Scrub with Arctic Cotton £23.50
Amika The Shield Style Extending Spray £20
Baija Paris Creme Moana £15.90 

This month's box is in partnership with Boden and it is definitely my favourite design yet! It actually matches their key print for this season which I think would be perfect for a dress! The theme for the month is "being bold and beautiful" and a perfect way to incorporate some bright patterns into your wardrobe. In the box you receive two full size products, the Manna Kadar High Definition powder which is a HD powder for creating a matte finish and the Nip + Fab Colour Correcting Concealer. I received the orange shade which is perfect for covering under eye circles, which I have a lot of! The Baija Paris Creme Moana is a nourishing lotion for your skin which leaves it super soft and moisturised! I always need products to try to help my skin as it gets very dry and irritated so this is an exciting one to try out!

What do you think of this month's box? 
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