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National Lipstick Day | my top 4 picks

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What better cause to celebrate a random Tuesday than National Lipstick Day.

I think it should become a national holiday, everyone should have a day off and free lipsticks (preferably Chanel) should be given out.

While the big bods mill over that idea, to celebrate a Debenhams are giving you £5 off any lipstick (T&C’s apply) today, yes that’s right you can bag yourself a MAC lippie for £10.50 ladies.

It would only be fitting that today’s post is lipstick related, so here are my current favourites that I’ve been carrying around with me.

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From top to bottom (and left to right on the swatch), I’ve picked Chanel Rouge Allure in La Raffinèe*, Bourjois Rouge Velvet in Ole Flamingo, Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in Standout and finally, a MAC classic – Rebel.

All of these, I usually and love equally – they’re a mix of budget friendly and high end, but all are brilliant for colour pay off, quality and wearability.

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Chanel Rouge Allure | La Raffinèe | £24.99 | link here
Bourjois Rouge Velvet | Ole Flamingo | £8.99 | link here
Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm | Standout | £7.99 | link here
MAC | Rebel | £15.50 |link here

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle

Experimenting with highlighters is pretty new to me, I’ve used a benefit favourite for years now so I thought it was time I branched out.

Having tried liquid previously, I opted for a powder this time and chose MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle.

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I wanted a subtle, build able product that wouldn’t make my face super shiny looking. This product ticks all those boxes so I’m pretty happy with it. The RRP price is £21.50 which I think could be a little steep…however I think this compact’s going to last a long, long time.

I used my fingers (strangely?) to apply this to my cheeks, under my eyebrows and a bit in my nose and chin as I felt I was able to control the application better. I’m planning on giving the Real Techniques setting brush a try come pay day though.

I like the effect that it gives, it’s a soft candle light-ish glow which doesn’t take over the whole face. I’m looking forward to using this on holiday, I think with a bit of a tan this shade is really going to pop.

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It comes in two shades, Gold Deposit and Soft and Gentle. I went for Soft and Gentle as I’m pretty pale so I didn’t want anything too overwhelming.

Overall the powder is great to handle, there’s not very much fall out when applying and the finish is a nice, pretty effect.

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny (I love a new) Bikini

Yes, it’s that time of year…thank god!! Everyone seems to be pre-planning for their summer jollies, me included, and the one thing I’ve been lusting after are new bikinis. I don’t think you can ever have enough bikinis, I went to Mexico for two weeks last year and had more bikinis packed than I had outfits.

The extent of my love for the fashionable two piece ensemble stems back to my younger years…my mum lost me in a shopping centre when I was 4 years old, and after a frantic 30 minute search they found me with my nose pressed up against a swimwear shop window admiring all the pretty things.

The high street is a brilliant place at the moment to go snooping for some swimwear, and surprisingly pretty bargain friendly. I’ve found a few I’ve got my eye on…

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