beauty and the tomboy

Buying A New Makeup Bag + COMPETITION

I find myself reaching for a makeup bag more and more these days. Wether it be because I’m going away or just want to store my handbag essentials, my makeup bags have certainly felt the strain.
Looking slightly worse for wear, it’s definitely time I invested in a new one. But with so much choice, how do I find the perfect one? Well I’ve narrowed it down to these lovelies and with a little help from you guys, I think I’ll be able to decide!

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New Release// Body Shop Instablur

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Instablur and The Body Shop make up in action with NO retouching or filters.

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Those amazing people over at The Body Shop have certainly listened to our needs with this new release. With women taking a whole month of their lives taking, editing and deleting selfies, this is certainly the selfie era. But surely there’s a way to boost our confidence without filters and apps. So, what if you could look amazing without the need of technology? Well if you’re a selfie lover, I think this ones for you. (more…)

Foundation Friday// Simple BB Cream

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What a busy week its been! The last Foundation Friday feels like just yesterday but here we are again.

This weeks foundation Friday is all about the big beauty hit, BB creams! With every cosmetic company and their friends jumping on the bandwagon, the industry has been saturated with these creams. If you don’t know what a BB cream is then firstly where have you been? Secondly, let me tell you all about them. Beauty Balms are basically supped up versions of tinted moisturisers. Usually offering SPF and a heavier coverage, they have blended in well with the zero effort beauty trend of 2014. These days its all about a quick base without the fuss of a full coverage foundation! (more…)

Something For My Brows

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I was on that big brow bandwagon long before it was popular. When everyone else had pencil thin brows, I was that 12 year old with big bushy brows! I’ve made all your classic brow shaping disasters. Attempting to shave my brows into shape when I was 12, and subsequently having to pencil them back in as I went a little over the top with the razor was certainly a low point! Finally my mum expertly plucked them for me and I seriously haven’t looked back since. (more…)

April Favourites

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There have been many new products gracing my dressing table this month, but only four have really stood out enough to make it into my April Favourites!

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream// I discovered this when my mum told me how much she loved the scrub from the same range. The minute I opened a tub and took a sniff I knew I was hooked. I picked up the Buttercream and have been using it daily since. Smelling so sweet and fresh of lime, almond, coco and kiwi this whipped body butter is the perfect summer time moisturiser. (more…)

Foundation Friday// Rimmel Match Perfection

20140429-124935.jpgRimmel Match Perfection promises to leave traceless coverage in any light without any telltale makeup lines or makeup mask. From the bathroom to the pub, these products certainly do live up to there description. And here’s a run down of my favourites.
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Feeling Sleepy

20140429-124658.jpgI don’t know about you guys, but I spend more of my bed time awake singing Beyonc lyrics in my head and wondering why I can’t sleep. I’ve never been someone that’s blessed in the sleep department. You won’t find me asleep on a train or in a car and it usually take me at least an hour to finally doze off. So its no surprise that sometimes this girl needs to call on the big guns to catch some zzz’s! And these little guys have really been a saviour recently.

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No 7 Lash Impact Mascara

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I’m pretty fortunate in the way that my lashes are dark and naturally quite long. I rarely bother to curl them and I’m not one to get excited over a mascara. But when I was walking through Boots a few days ago, something sparkly caught my eye.

A complete sucker for anything in nice packaging, I couldn’t resist the new No 7 Lash Impact Mascara.
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