5 Things I Love | January

January is always such a long month. I’m constantly tired, feel so unhealthy and in need of a holiday. My skin has given up on me and I’m counting down the days until summer. Thankfully, these 5 things are keeping me on track…


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Are you giving your skin what it wants? ðŸ’‹

There are 100’s and 1000’s of different skincare products out on the market these days all claiming to work wonders on your skin, it’s hard to know which ones do what and whether they work.

More than ever we are spoilt for choice. I personally own a variety of products, so many I could probably set up a new branch of Boots in my bedroom.

But what do they all do? What on earth is a nourishing cream and why would I be putting serum on my face?

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Monthly Wish List – March ðŸ’‹

I love trying new products. I have a whole Pinterest (@xena_256) board dedicated to things I’d like and I’m constantly pinning more.

There are so many products I’d love to try, but unfortunately my bank account won’t allow me! So I’ve decided to create a wish list and maybe one day I’ll own the products… a girl can dream.


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Review: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation

I thought I would write a little review, after reading Laura Living Life‘s blog reviewing Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer, it peaked my interest. I love trying new products, especially foundations. I’m a big fan of Revlon ColourStay for Combination/ Oily Skin, so the Beyond Perfecting Foundation had a lot to live up to!


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Contouring 101 💋

In this blog I want to focus on the basics of contouring, a sort of contouring 101.

Contouring is simple, and if done right it can change the whole appearance of your face. I have a round face with puffy cheeks and not much definition – not ideal!. But contouring allows me to have the cheekbones I’ve always dreamed of, Amen!

Everyone is different. Depending on your face shape there are different tips and tricks to give you your dream shape. But I’ll save that for another blog! For now, I’m going keep things simple.


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Take it Off! ðŸ’‹

This is the part of the day I like the least. It’s the makeup removal routine. I get so jealous of my boyfriend climbing straight in to bed when I know I have to spend half the evening taking off what I so delicately put on my face several hours before.

But it is essential!! I can’t stress that enough. There have been times when I’ve slept in the previous days make up and karma, in the form of an almighty spot, has already struck.


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What’s Your Skin Type?💋

I’ve always struggled with skin types. For years I couldn’t determine what mine was, I’m convinced it kept changing!

This is why I was pleasantly surprised when the first module of my Makeup Artistry course was ‘Skin Types’.

Hopefully this blog post will shed some light on the type of skin you have, how you should care for it and what type of products you should be using.


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