My Makeup Collection

Let me redefine the title… it’s just what makeup I own. There’s no collection of any sort. I don’t apply it as much as girls my age, but I love owning it. So here’s what I currently have inside my make-up pouch:

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H&M

So this is the make-up pouch, which I got from H&M while on holiday in Budapest. It’s a transparent pouch with salmon/baby pink lining and a golden zipper.

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Kelly Brook @ New Look
This is my nail-polish collection which I got for myself a few Christmases ago. It’s by Kelly Brook from New Look. I think I got it for about 15 euros, not entirely sure.

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Zoya – EX1 Cosmetics – Zoya @ Marzia’s Subscription Box: Travel Special
The ZOYA nailpolishes and the EX1 blusher were all with CutiePieMarzia’s subscription box, which I am subscribed to because she’s awesome and I love her. And the things she puts in her Box are cruelty-free and nice!

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Essence
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Next up is this Essence party look set which my sister gave me last Christmas.

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Free – Pound Store – Kiabi

These are all the makeup brushes I own. I should probably invest in more, shouldn’t I? I only use the big powder brush; I haven’t even used the others once!

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Rimmel – New Look – Max Factor

From left to right: My fave mascara EVER which has two applicators; roll-on perfume from New Look for everyday use; Concealer for under the eye which I sometimes use for spots.

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Kate Moss @ Rimmel – Kate Moss @ Rimmel – Kate Moss @ Rimmel – KIKO – Unknown

My fave lipsticks to date. For those who want to know, the KIKO one is red.

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Limited Edition Nautical Collection @ Sleek – Matte Me @ Sleek

These are my two more recent buys from Roseberry, my go-to for makeup as of recently. The staff was so helpful with me when I was struggling to choose the ‘Birthday Suit’ type colour, and they gave me a free red lipstick with the purchase (the Limited Edition Nautical Collection)!

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i-Divine Limited Edition Whimsical Wonderland Palette @ Sleek – i-Divine Bad Girl Palette @ Sleek

I also got these two eyeshadow palettes from Roseberry, which colours are sooo beautiful and vibrant, which is what I’m hoping I’ll be when I wear these babies!

I got this eyeshadow palette for free with a magazine a couple years ago. I use the smokey one as you can tell from my brushes.

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Lipfinity @ Max FActor – Bershka

Next up are my pink lipstick from Bershka and my all-time fave lipfinity: essential brown 350.

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Free with Magazine

I got these fake lashes free with a magazine a couple years ago as well. Dunno whether I’ll be wearing anytime soon, but maybe someday I will.

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Free with Magazine – Pound Shop – Max Factor

The first one’s an eyeliner and the rest are eyebrow pencils. I use different ones depending on how light or dark my hair colour looks.

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The Make-Up Store

I bought this 3-in-1 cover all mix from the Make-Up Store. The reddish one is used to cover redness, the yellowish one to cover dark circles, and the concealer one is a highlighter.

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The Body Shop

I love love love this hand cream and lip balm from The Body Shop! I carry them with me everywhere.

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Face Finity @ Max Factor

My go-to 3 in 1 concealer. Love its silky effect on my skin.

I cannot live without compact powders, which is why I have two, a Max Factor one and another one I got from a pound store.

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H&M

What I use to fix my ‘brows.

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Smashbox @ Marzia’s Subscription Box: Travel Special

This is my brow tech shaping powder, which I am in LOOOOVE with, by Smashbox.

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The Body Shop – H&M

I got this hand cream from The Body Shop, and a body spray from H&M which smells soooo good!

That’s my make-up collection, which I hope you enjoyed going through. Stay tuned for more posts by me, Claire, and see you on the flip side!!

Bag Essentials

I’ve been slacking on posts, I know. I have no excuses apart from procrastination. Big time procrastination. So as my comeback, I decided to write about my bag essentials. As a disclaimer, I’d like to point out that these are things I have in my bag; this is not an essentials bible.

Nail Files

Broken or chipped nail? No problemo! These printed emery board by Dirty Works are the perfect fix for better looking nails!

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Pen & Notepad

I’m a writer, and get inspired everywhere I go. So a notebook and pen are always carried around with me. The ones I’m using are by Gorjuss, and they actually are gorgeous!

Magazine

Whenever I’m stuck on the bus in traffic, a good read is always a good company. I’m currently reading Glamour Magazine with Reese Witherspoon on the cover.

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Sunglasses

Where I live is sunny sunny sunny, so a pair is always in my bag. I’m currently obsessed with these cat-eye sunglasses from River Island!

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Tweezers

I carry these with me because… well, you can never know when you need an eyebrow fix. The ones I use are these slanted ones by Dirty WOrk (can you tell I’m obsessed with this brand?)

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Nail Clipper

Because my nails suck, and if one is chipped or broken, then off they all go! I use Ms Manicure’s nail clipper with the grip so it’s slippery-free.

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Lip Balm

Since the weather here is humid and very dry, lips often get dry and chipped in a blink of an eye. Pearly Shine by Nivea is the perfect lip balm for those dry lips, so pucker up ladies!

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Hand Cream

Yas, ma’am! Like I said, with this weather we’re having, your skin is bound to get dry, so I use this hand cream with shea butter, which I got from H&M, and I haven’t used anything since.

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Compact Mirror

Obviously, you need to check yourself before you wreck yourself (sorry, got carried away there). I use this cute one from Katty Miyoko

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