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DRUGSTORE BEAUTY HAUL - TRIED & TESTED

Welcome back to my blog and say hello to a drugstore beauty haul. I usually do these over on Insta Stories but I thought why not brag about my latest beauty faves over on my blog.
 These are all products I have been using over the past month or so, so all of them are well tried and tested and all feature a brief review too!
 I love a good drugstore find and these babe-in beauty buys do not disappoint. I can't promise you won't make a tiny dent in your bank balance but I can promise you need at least one of these products in your life!



NIP + FAB HYDRATE DRAGON'S BLOOD FIX PLUMPING SERUM
 I have been using this serum for over a month and it has completely transformed my skin. I saw a few people raving about it, so I had to try it out, and I am so glad I did. I use this serum in the morning and night, it makes my skin glow all day and it makes my base makeup look and feel better on my skin. I'm so glad I discovered this serum and it has now become a holy grail in my skincare routine. 

L'OREAL TRUE MATCH HIGHLIGHT LIQUID GLOW ILLUMINATOR
I am obsessed with the glow right now, glowy skin is in and I am hereeee for it. I am a sucker for a sick highlight and I have been LOVING this illuminator by L'Oreal. This is definitely a more subtle glow that you can use as a primer, mix with your foundation or use as a skin finish. I do all three with it. It has a golden tone and is a great day time illuminator that can be built up for a dazzling night time look.

LEE STAFFORD COCO LOCO SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER & HAIR MASK
I've been having an absolute nightmare with my hair at the moment. It has been so dry at the ends and so oily at the top, it has been driving me crazy, so I have been on the hunt for a new shampoo, conditioner & hair mask to try to bring my hair back to life. 

BENEFIT COSMETICS DEW THE HOOLA 
I have had the sample size for this product for a while and never used it until about a week ago and now I am obsessed. If you need a dramatic, snatched contour look no further than dew the hoola. I apply it on top of my base in the crucial contour areas and blend in with a beauty blender for an effortless dramatic contour.

L'OREAL PARADISE EXTATIC POMADE GEL
My ABH dipbrow pomade dried out recently and I was really annoyed about it, actually. I had about a quarter left and every time I tried to use it, it had dried out more, so I gave up and popped down to my local boots to find an alternative. I discovered the Paradise Extatic brow pomade by L'Oreal and thought I would give it a go. Well, my brows have never looked so good, I feel like this just gives a much more subtle finish and instead of giving you a full on brow,  it allows you to build up the colour from natural to dramatic for whatever suits your needs. I really love this pomade and I think it may have officially replaced ABH dipbrow in my makeup bag.

LOTTIE LONDON SLAY ALL DAY LIQUID MATTE LIPSTICK IN HEY BAE
I am a sucker for a liquid lipstick and it was one of my friends who suggested I try these liquid lipsticks out. I got the colour ''HEY BAE" which is a dark brown colour, my fave and perfect for Autumn. I have only worn this a few times and the only thing I will say is that you will need 2-3 layers of this to get a full cover lip. Other than that, the colours are great and when it dries it doesn't dry your lips out, which is a must for me.


SHOP THE HAUL

NIP + FAB SERUM
TRUE MATCH LIQUID ILLUMINATOR
COCO LOCO HAIR CARE COLLECTION
DEW THE HOOLA
PARADISE POMADE
LOTTIE LONDON HEY BAE LIQUID LIPSTICK


I hope you've enjoyed this little beauty review and try some of the products I have mentioned. Have you tried any of these? What do you think? Leave me a comment below or say hello on social media. 

BIG SCHOOL

So for some of us our little angels are starting their first days of infant school this week, and it is Harper's first week too. I honestly can't believe we have reached this point and milestone in her life, and a part of me is trying to pretend it isn't happening. I still see my teensy little toddler, who I forget is not a toddler, she's not a preschooler, she's a little girl, an infant, a schoolgirl. 
If you're like me you've already had a little cry, and on those monumental moments that you leave them to go into the big world of full time education for the first few times, you will cry too, I know I will. 


I am writing this to document how I feel about my first born babe going to big school so we can read this back when she's sixteen and laugh at how soppy I am. We can laugh at how I worried that she wouldn't eat the school meals because chicken nuggets are life, love, everything to her. We can laugh about how I worried she wouldn't find friends who adore her, as much as we do.We can laugh at how I worried that she would throw an epic tantrum.

In reality I know she won't have a care in the world and all my worrying will amount to nothing but a few tears shed on the short walk home. I know Harper will thrive, I know Harper will love school because she just loves to learn. She loves to discover, explore and challenge herself. As I read this back I will realise that I never had a single thing to worry about and embracing her next step is the best thing I can do for her, even in the moments when I want to just cradle her in my arms and never let go. 



I know she will add value to her class and bring happiness to everyone she meets. I know she will draw, paint and colour so many pictures of tigers that there won't be enough room on the fridge for them all to be displayed. I know she will jump in the muddiest puddles destroying her clothes. I know she will talk to and play with everyone and anyone.

In 12 years time, when we look back on this, I hope she can say we helped her to achieve everything she wanted. I hope that our choice to move to the city to give her the best education we can provide makes her happy and gives her the education she deserves. I hope that she has made mistakes, learned from them and then made some more. I hope that she has passion and big dreams of becoming whoever and whatever she wants to be.