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Bargain makeup brushes for less than £5: the verdict

Wangsaura makeup brushes | cheap makeup brushes

You might have seen on Instagram that I recently purchased 30 new makeup brushes for less than £5. No, I didn't make a typo, I actually spent £5 on 30 makeup brushes.

I usually use a mix of Real Techniques and Spectrum brushes, but only really have one core set, so I was forever battling with the need to wash my brushes and actually use them, as we all know it take 2753020 hours for makeup brushes to dry naturally.

So I decided to spend a few quid on a set that I could use once in a while, giving me the chance to actually clean and dry my brushes properly. The brushes I chose are a brand called Wangsaura and I found them on Amazon. I couldn't argue with the pricing.
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7 things no one told you about being a blogger

7 things no one told you about being a blogger

The bloggosphere is so saturated now with everyone joining in but do you know what I'm noticing? Not many of the bloggers I see coming in are actually still going a few months later. Why do I think that is? (and I say this without wanting to ruffle any feathers) People are seeing the independent success people are having from their blogs and YouTube channels and everyone wants a chance to make the same money without realising what actually goes on behind the scenes.

I've been blogging since 2013, and while I haven't made any money, found huge success or made a name for myself on any level, I keep my blog going as much as I can because I'm proud of my little space on the internet. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I sit here and think to myself 'But why am I not a millionaire from my blog yet?'

The truth is, that's not what it's about.

I wanted to write this post to remind myself, and others, that even if we haven't made our millions, we've still achieved so much by being faithful to our blogs and developing them into online reflections of ourselves and creating a place for people to come and enjoy our content despite the obstacle we may overcome.

So here are 7 things nobody told you about being a blogger.
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Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

I talk about skincare a lot on my blog and that's because I think it's the most important part of any makeup routine and they key to creating flawless and natural looks. In my time, I've spent an awful lot of money on skincare products, tried out so many and have a few firm favourites. One of my absolute favourites in the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. You can read in my review why I love it so I won't detail all of that here, but I have found a dupe for the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser and that's what I want to talk about today!

The Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser seems to do the same job as the Liz Earle Cleanser with only a few differences.
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8 tips to tackle hay fever

8 tips to tackle hay fever

It's that time of year again and those succeptible to hayfever are seeing their symptoms flair up again. I'm somewhat of an irregular hayfever sufferer. I don't seem to get it every year, and it doesn't seem to be as bad as a lot of people I know, but still, it's annoying. I've been chatting to a few friends who have hayfever and and some experts from Pharma Nord to come up with 8 tips to tackle hay fever this summer and since it is Allergy Awareness Week from 25th April - 1st May, what better time to talk about it?

What is hay fever?


So, it might be extremely common, and we've all heard of it, but what is hay fever? In simple terms, exposure to pollen causes the body to produce an antibody which binds to the proteins in pollen, in turn, this triggers another part of the immune system to release a histamine that is responsible for inflammation  which causes the common symptoms of hay fever including a runny or blocked nose, watery and itchy eyes and sneezing. Look at me getting all science on you!!

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Spring shoes wishlist

Spring shoes wishlist


Hooray! The sun has finally graced us with its presence, so it's time to put away the boots and bring out some lighter and prettier shoes for Spring.

When I decided to do this myself, I realised I'd chucked out the majority of my spring/summer shoes during  mass clear out and have forgotten to replace them... Oops! But we all know what that means, don't we? It's time to go shopping. I've been browsing online at some of the shoes I am potentially going to treat myself to and thought I would share them with you in the form of a little wishlist!

Ballet pumps are great for spring/summer footwear. I stock up on them for work, ranging from boring plain black ones for a smarter look, to patterned or colourful ones for when I want to spice things up a bit. I used to be a big fan of animal print ballet pumps, but I think this year I will mix it up a bit!

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7 free pinterest printables to get yourself organised

7 free pinterest printables to get yourself organised

Whether you are trying to balance a busy lifestyle, blog with a full time job or just fancy getting a bit more organised, there's loads of handy free printables on pinterest to help you do just that. I regularly use loads of useful bits and bobs from pinterest in my daily life, work or for blogging, so I thought I'd share a few of my faves with you.

If you fancy seeing loads more, take a look at my free printables pinterest board.
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Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter review

Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter

Have you ever heard of Bliss? Maybe not, but it's created by Marcia Kilgore who is also the genius who brought us one of our core favourites, Soap & Glory! Albeit a bit pricier than Soap & Glory, Bliss offer some gorgeous products and I was super excited to try out the Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter.

The Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter was originally designed especially for use in professional massages and has been their best selling body cream for well over a decade.
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5 post-break up beauty buys to make you feel less rubbish

Sad Pug

Break-ups are rubbish, but if there's anything I've learnt in my time, it's that they are also a great reason to make some changes. If you've been in a relationship for a while, you are likely to have swapped your lengthy beauty routines for pj's and Netflix with your beau, and if you've just broken up, what better time than to start making yourself feel fabulous again?

There's nothing worse than finding out you knight in shining armour was just a prat in tinfoil, but there's also little better than a fresh tan, fierce contour and a fabulous makeup look. Here are my top post-break up beauty buys so you can get out and slay the world again like the Queen that you are.
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Dollface Link Party #1

Dollface Link Party

Welcome to the Dollface Link Party for beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers! It's time to spread the love. Add the links to your latest and greatest content to the Dollface Link Party and we'll be picking our favourite to be included in weekly round ups as well as shared on the hosts social media pages.

Each week, the hosts will choose at least 5 posts from this linky to feature in a weekly round up post, share 5 posts on Pinterest, 5 on Twitter, 5 on Facebook and 1 on Instagram.
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