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I did a What’s In My Handbag video last year when I was heading to a blogger event here. That was more of an evening appropriate bag. I thought I would do an updated one.

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This is completely just for fun, no rhyme or reason. I love seeing what other people lug around in their handbag. My bag is technically a bag pack, I am trying something different for me. I adore handbags, but I am a little brat when it comes to carrying them. I thought a bag pack might make things a little easier. So far, so good ๐Ÿ™‚

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I don’t have a link for it unfortunately, it seems to be gone now. But Zara have lots of lovely bags in at the minute. So many in fact, that I am going to leave a link here, but I’m not going to click on it myself. I can not afford to ha!

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The contents of my handbag comprises mainly of makeup. Shock horror I know! When I put something in, I rarely remember to take it out. So, the bag becomes it’s residents for the foreseeable future.

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You can of course see me talk about everything in a bit more detail in the video above, or you can click here to watch it directly over on my YouTube channel.

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I admire people who have their shit together and have their handbag neat and tidy. I am definitely not one of them. Things just get thrown in and I hope for the best. The bigger the bag, the bigger the mess. I like to call it organised chaos though. I know what I have in it, it just might take me a while to find it ๐Ÿ™‚

As always thanks for taking the time to watch and read. Do you like these types of ‘nonsense’ videos? I would love your feedback.

Gemma

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I’ve shared her all over social media, I know. I am now the proud owner of the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick.

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I wasn’t going to write this post, just because I know it’s been spoken about alot at the moment. But I thought feck it, she’s pretty, I want to show her in action ๐Ÿ™‚

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk

I already own the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Liner. John bought it for me for my birthday last year. I did a post on it here at the time, comparing it to Rimmel’s Eastend Snob. They are compared alot and obviously there’s a big price difference.

John kindly bought me the lipstick after seeing me conversing about it so much with some awesome blogger buddies. The boy did good ๐Ÿ™‚ The packaging is perfection, I adore the rose gold corrugated tube.

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It is a Matte Revolution formula, which is described on the website as a ‘Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick’.

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To me, the formula has more of a satin finish. It applies really smoothly and opaquely to the lips. The colour, on me applies like a brown toned nude, with a hint of pink. You can see both Pillow Talks swatched on my arm below. The colour really is identical.

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Here is the lipstick applied to the lips on it’s own:

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Then, the lip liner on it’s own:

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And then both together:

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Of course, you do not need to buy both products. If you want to keep the lipstick true to colour though and make it last longer, it is a nice addition. I find the liner a bit too drying, so I think I will be more inclined to use the lipstick. The formula is much more forgiving on the lips. I will say I am not a huge fan of the scent. To me, it smells like a mixture of caramel and flowers. It does dull down after a while though.

At the moment the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick is exclusive to the website. This means you have to get it shipped from the UK, which adds to the price. You can shop for it here and the lipstick alone costs โ‚ฌ32. It is definitely a luxury purchase.

Would you splurge?

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I go through lip colour stages where I gravitate towards a more brown nude or a more pinky nude on the daily. Obviously, there will be a smattering of other colours thrown in on special occasions. On an everyday basis though, I will be rocking a more ‘everyday appropriate’ colour. Generally, I tend to go for a matte finish too. It lasts longer and they are less messy. If my lips are feeling a little drier on a particular day, I’ll pop a bit of lip balm over top. My go to pink toned nude combo, are both from Rimmel.

Rimmel Nude Lip

I am a big big fan of Rimmel lip products. You’ll see me talk about them alot here and on social media. I particularly always repurchase their retractable Exaggerate lip liners when I run out. And they do run out quite quickly, the formula is very soft. It means they apply really easily, but they wear down fast as a result.

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My go to everyday pink nude combination consists of the infamous Rimmel ‘Eastend Snob’ lip liner.

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Yes, I harp on about this all of the time. I even did a post on it here comparing it to Charlotte Tilbury ‘Pillow Talk’. I own both and reach for this more. It’s great for just waking up the lips and giving some natural-ish colour. It works really well for over lining without looking too obvious aswell. I love it worn just on it’s own.

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When I want it to last longer and make it more opaque and lipstick like (if that makes sense, ha?). I apply the Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in 200 ‘Salute’ on top.

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This is a really similar colour, with more pink to it. Eastend Snob is a little more mauve in tone.

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I have a post on The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks here, this will give you a more in depth review. I love the formula. It’s a more creamy matte. The smell of these is intense though. It is super floral and sweet. Definitely not my favourite scent ever, but I look past it because I love the finish.

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Rimmel Eastend Snob is available in store or online from Boots here. Exaggerate lipliners retail for โ‚ฌ5.59. Salute is available from Boots in store or online here. The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks retail for โ‚ฌ8.99

These two together just rock my pinky nude lip world. And let me even out my uneven lip line without looking too obvious or over the top. I hope ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you a favourite go to everyday lipstick?

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So, as you might have seen in my last post here. I hauled some Bourjois products in Boots. They are currently doing 3 for 2 and I took full advantage ๐Ÿ™‚

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I love the Bourjois brand overall, but some products for me can be hit or miss. However, their Rouge Edition Velvet matte liquid lipsticks are probably one of my ride or die matte lip formulas. And for some reason, I have never done a proper review of them. Since I bought two shades last week (as well as a new mascara), I thought I would show you the colours as well as the formula in action. And, give you my first impressions of their new Volume Reveal mascara in waterproof. I have seen alot of good things about this mascara online so I thought I would add my thoughts into the mix.

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The two shades of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets I picked up are:

08 Grand Cru which I thought was more of a deep matte red off the bat. It comes off as a brighter red on the lips though.
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bourjois haul first impressions Then we have 14 Plum Plum Girl which is a matte plum shade.
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I will say although both of these dry down to a matte finish, the formula itself doesn’t dry down completely unless you wait for every layer to dry completely. I do love the texture and the finish of them though. They last well and fade leaving a stain behind. The colour range is great too. The Rouge Edition Velvets retail for โ‚ฌ12.99. You can get them in store or online from Boots here.

My other purchase was of course the Volume Reveal Waterproof Mascara.

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It comes with a x3 zoom mirror on the side of the tube. Not sure if I would get much use of it. But you never know ๐Ÿ™‚

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It has a quite a large plastic spooley.

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The formula itself is thick and dries very quickly. You can layer it but you have to work fast. It definitely does give plenty of volume to the lashes though.

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Not as much curl as I would usually like, but it is more of a voluminous formula. And it’s fair to say it does what it says on the tin ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Volume reveal comes in non waterproof and waterproof and retails for โ‚ฌ13.99 again in Boots in store or online here.

 

And that’s my 3 for 2 Bourjois haul done! Let me know if you like this type of show and tell. I would love your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s October Favourites time!

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Halloween is over and it is time to embrace the colder weather. Oh, and it means we are allowed talk about Christmas properly too now, right?

My October Favourites are strictly beauty related this month. For whatever reason there has been nothing else really floating my boat over the past few weeks.

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I talk about my hair care favourites, skin care and of course some makeup too.

As always the actual Youtube video can be found on my channel here. But, you can watch it above too by just clicking on my mush there, Whatever you prefer ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find the L’Orรฉal Fibrology hair products in Boots in store or online here.

The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is also in Boots in store or online here. Liz Earle are great with special offers and gift sets so keep an eye out if you want to try it.

You can watch my first impressions video on theย  Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin here if you want to see it up close and in action

I also have the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Nude Mauve up close in a post here if you want to see swatches.

The Kryolan Transluscent Powder is available on the Sunaura website here. You just have to scroll down to see it listed.

And that’s it for my October Favourites for 2016.

I was digging my somewhat simple makeup that day so I thought I would include a couple of pics ๐Ÿ™‚

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The shadows are from the Too Faced Christmas Macaron Palette that is in Debenhams at the moment. And, my lippie is the Rimmel The Only One Matte Lipstick in ‘Trendsetter’. I have swatches of the lippie here. I’m obsessed!

Happy November , have a brilliant one ๐Ÿ™‚

Gemma

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This super simple Summer coloured liner look has been one of my go to makeup looks over the last couple of weeks.

Simple Summer Liner Look Nyx Vivid

There is really not a whole load going on on the eyes. It’s a little bit of definition in the crease, because I need it. A slick of this NYX Vivid Brights Liquid Liner in ‘Vivid Envy’, which I talked about in my recent NYX haul here.

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I don’t find liquid liner the easiest to work with personally, but I think these fun light colours are a little bit more forgiving on the eyes. And, I do use a little shortcut to help the process a little bit too ๐Ÿ™‚

Simple Summer Coloured Liner Look

I just finished the look off with a light layer of pink lippie, some pink blush and a sweep of highlighter too. I also used a nude pencil in my waterline to open up my eyes a little bit more and make me look more awake.

This Simple Summer Coloured Liner Look. That’s what I decided to call it, catchy, right? ;p I think it makes a great day time look. It’s light on the products, but still pack a fun makeup punch.

These NYX Vivid Bright Liquid Liners come in array of shades. I got this one in Boots and now I have a real urge to buy more. I really love this makeup look because I still feel myself in it, even though it has a bit of an unusual twist ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok, I’ll stop rambling ๐Ÿ™‚ You can click on the video on the top of this post, to see how I apply my liner or you can head straight to my Youtube channel and watch it by clicking here.

As always, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read and watch. It’s always much appreciated.

Let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

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