AW15 Beauty Trends at WestQuay Southampton




I’ve always been ‘that’ person who lists shopping as a hobby on my CV/job
applications. I used to think the books and film ‘Confessions Of A Shopaholic’ were indeed about me. Rebecca Bloomwood move over. However recently, I have been trying to save money, meaning that my shopping habit has to take a back seat (sob).

However with a recent payday and autumn looming (yes I’m also that person who wishes summer is over) I decided maybe it was time to treat myself to a few new beauty bits, you know push that boat out. I headed into town where I decided to go to my local shopping centre, WestQuay. One of my favourite places to shop! So in I went, armed with my allowance (yes I am 24 going on 84). I also recently discovered the new WestQuay PLUS app which I thought would be pretty helpful. The PLUS app tells you numerous things about the centre including maps, and the latest offers in the centre which I thought would be good for shopping and you know me, I like to be a Bargain Bill when I can.

I’d made a list of a few things that I wanted to get for A/W, after a spring and summer of being very safe with my make-up and using pretty much the same things, I decided that I wanted to switch things up a little. With trend reports and blog posts reporting on the latest beauty must-haves, I decided that the things that I definitely wanted to buy were: red lipstick, copper/bronze eyeshadow, a new glowy highlighter and finally to try the hair accessory trend. A few random things there that definitely aren't usually on my list, but you know what, after a recent change in hair colour and after my trip to NYC, I’m ready to try a few new things (What have you done with Corrie? I hear you ask).

So first of all using the PLUS app, I realised that one of the biggest places to get beauty products from was John Lewis. The beauty hall in John Lewis is definitely what beauty dreams are made of. With an array of brands such as Chanel, Laura Mercier, MAC and more, there is literally so much to choose from.



I headed to Estée Lauder first.  Whilst I was browsing for a lipstick, I found an amazing eyeshadow. This was the Pure Colour Envy Defining Eyeshadow in Decadent Copper. A shimmery, metallic copper/bronze which I thought would look ah-mazing with a smokey eye. I could see this paired with a dark brown eyeshadow with lots of eyeliner. I just thought it’d be the perfect autumnal smokey eye. I’ve never tried Estée Lauder eyeshadows before but from swatching it seems gorgeous, and I’m excited to have a play with it.



I then headed to MAC to find a red lipstick. I’m feeling a change in lip colours, and decided that I needed a good core red lipstick in my collection. I opted for Ruby Woo- one of MAC’s best-selling lipsticks. Also recently Taylor Swift announced that this was the lipstick of choice for her and, well, if it’s good enough for Taylor… I’m excited to try out a different lip colour, I’ve never really been a red fan, but I know I could pull it off with my hair and skin tone. I just need to get a little braver. New season, new make-up looks, right?



Next on my list was a new highlighter. My skin has been a little dry recently, so I wanted a new dewy highlighter. Looking at the PLUS app, I thought I would try The Body Shop as I keep hearing a lot of good things about their make-up range lately. Situated on the lower mall, I spoke to one of The Body Shop staff who was super helpful about all the new things that have launched recently. I decided to go for the Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome in Golden. A golden cream highlighter, which I thought would be perfect for adding along cheekbones and making my skin nice and glowy. Dewy, fresh skin is still set to be a huge trend this A/W so you don't need to worry about packing away the highlighters just yet. Phew.


Finally, I decided that I wanted to look at some hair accessories.  Yes, maybe I have been watching too many episodes of Gossip Girl recently, but taking inspiration from fashion houses such as Prada, it’s all about hair embellishments this season. Yes for re-creating Blair Waldorf's look. I went to New Look for hair accessories, picking up a hair embellishment clip which I thought would look amazing with a side parting and lots of curls, and then a couple of hair slides which I thought I could use when doing a half up, half down style.I thought these would look amazing with a really simple outfit. I don't really do an awful lot with my hair and I just thought these would make a boring outfit a bit more exciting. Blair Waldorf eat your heart out.



 After picking up a few new things for my make-up and hair collection for A/W, it was time for dinner. Using the PLUS app, I could see what restaurants were in the centre and, most importantly, who had some offers on. We opted for Handmade Burger Co. Both myself and Henry are pretty obsessed with burgers, so we decided to try it out as they were offering 20% off. I went for one of their mini burgers, which btw wasn't actually that mini, with a side of cajun chips, and Henry basically went for the full-sized version of my burger. '




Loaded with cheese, bacon and again some cajun chips. The burgers were pretty good and so filling! We enjoyed just sitting back and people watching, and it was actually quite nice to sit and have a meal out as we didn't feel like we were in a shopping centre at all. It was a nice change, and tbh without the PLUS app we probably wouldn't have known about the deal and may have just gone home with an empty tummy and well that wouldn't have been cool!

I’m excited to try my new purchases and also pretty happy after our burger stop, I was really pleased that I’d chosen to spend a few hours in WestQuay shopping and enjoying it. Both Henry and I said that sometimes we don’t appreciate what’s on our doorstep, so we've decided to make more of an effort to not take the local cool things around us for granted. 




So if you’re ever looking for somewhere to shop on the south coast, I can definitely recommend WestQuay.  But don't forget to download the WestQuay PLUS app before you go so that you can find your way around easily, and take advantage of the many super offers on there too.

For now, I am off to try my new beauty purchases, a red lip eh, who would have thought it? Let me know what beauty trend you are trying this A/W :)
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All About That Marble

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Let's just ask a question, shall we? Where has this obsession with Marble come from all of a sudden? I mean let's be honest, it's not like marble is a new thing that has just popped out of nowhere. I remember marble floors back when I was kid, so god knows why we're suddenly all obsessed with it. Anyway, I don't know why I'm complaining, cause I'm just as obsessed with it. In fact recently, all I've been pinning on Pinterest is marble bathrooms. Anyway, seeing as a marble bathroom isn't on the cards right now, I've turned to the next best thing- a laptop and phone case. (What do you mean, they're not related to the marble bath?)

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Okay so let's get to the point then shall we- first of all my new phone case. I designed this myself *ooh how fancy* on the app Huggle Up, which is the app that I always go to to print out my Instagram Polaroid's. They've recently added personalised phone cases to their collection, and very kindly asked if I'd like to try it out. So I decided to make a marble one. I literally downloaded a picture of marble from the internet, uploaded it to the app and then voila, my phone case arrived in a couple of days. I'm in love with it, it feels so shiny, and makes me feel like I have an iPhone 6, even though I don't and I love the sleek design of it. Next on my list? Design a What Would Blair Waldorf do case, I think those two would be perfect to rotate round! Ooh and also, use my code CORRIE20 for 20% off everything from Huggle Up :)

Next, I had to get a matching laptop case, you know it's the latest thing of matching your shoes and handbag together isn't it? Wait no what? Anyway, I found this case on eBay, and it's more than just a sticker which is what a lot of marble laptop cases seem to be these days. With a front and back cover, it's perfect for not only looking good, but also helps protect against bumps and scratches too. I really like it though, and even my Mum said it was 'very smart' so if it passes the Mum test, you know it's good.

And there we have it, some of my latest marble additions. Next on my list? A bath. No biggie or anything.
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Things That Show You're Not A Morning Person.

When I was little, my Mum asked me 'what was my favourite thing to do?' I replied 'sleep.' My Mum answered shocked ' shouldn't it be spending time with your family and friends?' I was like 'Nah it's sleep.' 


Fast forward about 18 years later, and things are still the same. I am a zombie. I love sleeping, and if I don't get enough sleep. Oohft, it's not pretty. I thought that there must be other people out there who like sleep a little too much, and voila a GIF post was born... okay, I'm going to go nap now. 


Before you go to sleep, each night you mentally work out how many hours of sleep you'll get. 



You firmly believe that the best thing in life, is not setting an alarm. 


You wake up thinking that if you're alarm is the devil. 


The snooze button is your BFF.


You always curse yourself for not going to bed earlier. 


Your most used phrase is 'just five more minutes.'


As you get out of bed, you're mentally working out how long it is till your next lie in. 


Sometimes the greatest achievement of your day is ' getting out of bed.' 


You sometimes feel you need a drip of coffee to wake up. 


This is usually how you eat your breakfast.


You seriously wonder how people can be so chipper and happy in the mornings. 


When people try to talk to you before you've had your coffee.


You spend your days just wanting to nap. 


All you can think about is your bed. 


Then it gets to 10pm and you're wide awake. BRILLIANT. the cycle starts again the next day. 






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My 5 Fave Things To Watch On Netflix


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Netflix is like the popular kid at school at the moment aren't they? Everyone wants to spend all their time with them and well myself included.

So I basically spend any spare time that I have on Netflix. We have Apple TV (best birthday present EVER) so I'm always just basically glued to the TV, binge watching. It's not healthy and one of these days, I will end up looking like Chucky from the Rugrats (FYI which is also on netflix in case you were wondering.) 

So if you're like me and you want to kick back *what is kicking back and who actually does it?* and watch something on the telly without having to think, here is five suggestions for you. I've watched all these things on Netflix and no not one of them are niche, or anything you won't of heard of. I guess, I am the basic Netflix viewer, but I do have some documentaries that I want to watch so once I have watched those, I'll maybe pop a little more intelligent Netflix post. But hey what the heck anyways, it's Netflix let's not over think things.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt- This is a Netflix exclusive series, it's only a short series with episodes that are 20/30 minutes long. My sister watched this and was like 'this series is so up your street' and she was so right. It's a good job she's my sister, or I'd of been a little freaked out at how well she knows me. Anyway, this is funny. Like to be honest, I have seen on social media that some people don't get this show, but I definitely got it. If you have a silly sense of humour, like light and fluffy things, then you'll probably like this. If you've ever thought, you're a little like me, you'll probably get it. The basis is that Kimmy was kidnapped as a teenager and kept with a few other women in an underground bunker for several years. The series starts as she's rescued and is embarking on her new life in NYC. It's very amusing, very easy to watch and the theme tune will remain in your head forever. So just a little heads up there.

Pretty Little Liars- Oh here we go, she's talking about PLL again. Okay I'll make this quick. If you are one of the few females it seems that hasn't been watching PLL and want to see what the fuss is all about, it's worth a watch. Yes it can be a bit fluffy at times, and the first season can be a bit cringe but get past all that and soon you'll be hooked. Just who is A? Where is Alison? It'll keep you up at night, I tell ya. It's a teen thriller basically, a little creepy in places but nothing too terrifying. Basically four teen girls are trying to work out where their friend Alison is, who has gone missing. Whilst she is missing, they are also being tormented by a mysterious person called A. So they are trying to find out who the bloody heck A is and where Alison is. It's like Midsummer Murders but with better looking people and not in a leafy village in the UK.

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Orange Is The New Black- Okay another cult Netflix show, but a good un. Although the new third season isn't the most amazing, my only highlight was staring at Ruby Rose, so y'know that was nice. But definitely worth a watch, very funny, gripping and yeah you will soon start to think actually 'maybe I can make it in prison.' The answer is no, and I know I definitely wouldn't. Also it's definitely given me Halloween costume inspiration for this year.

Gossip Girl- I am obsessed with GG as you probably know by now. I watched since it started in the UK so when I was about 16/17, so it's nice to go back to the earlier seasons to refresh. I've probably watched this series all the way through about three times now. It can be a bit fluffy, but watch it for the amazing locations (NYC!) fashion, make up and all the life advice that Blair Waldorf throws at you. Also two words Chuck Bass.

Suits - Finally onto the thing that I have most recently been watching on Netflix. This is the least fluffiest out of them all, in fact Henry was watching this and I was just always pottering about doing work and then I ended getting hooked. So I've gone back to the first seasons to re watch, but it's about a law firm in NYC and it's just a good thing to put on. You don't need to think, it's not too fluffy or too dark, it's something you can watch with your other half, so y'know winner winner. You will get obsessed with either Harvey Spector/Mike Ross, you'll want to be as sassy as Donna and you'll want Rachel's hair. Just a warning for you there.


So there are my five top picks, of course there is millions of other things I watch on Netflix, but these have been recent faves! Let me know your top Netflix picks in the comments as I'll need something new to watch once I finish Suits! :)
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Handbag Essentials








Recently I was challenged by Kinder Bueno, to show what was really in my handbag on my blog. To be honest, I was more than happy to agree as one of my most guilty pleasures in life, is seeing what is in people's handbags. In fact, I'm sure that the 'What's In My Handbag' videos are amongst some of the most popular on YouTube. I guess we are all a bunch of Nosey Nora's. Although, I have done posts like this before, I thought it might be fun to see what is actually inside my handbag. No clearing out, no re arranging, just what is exactly in my handbag right now... and why. 


Yes btw, all my bags are like Hermione Granger's in Harry Potter. Literally can fit the whole house in there. 

Phone- Okay so this is no surprise right? Especially as I'm usually surgically attached to my phone. I have all the usual apps on there such as Instagram and Twitter, and usually it’s not far by my side! 

Purse- Easily the biggest thing in my handbag and the heaviest too. Not because I have a ton of cash like I'm Richie Rich, oh no, because I am the worst hoarder for receipts and loose change! I have recently been transferring loose change into a money box in the hope that it will add up to something. Girl's gotta hope right? I am desperate to get a new purse soon as I feel I need to carry something a little smaller – I’m thinking maybe a little purchase in NYC? 


Kinder Bueno- You may think this is a bit of a random thing to have in my handbag but I always have to have an emergency snack with me in my bag. Sometimes if I am on the run and need something to keep me going, I always keep a snack in my bag. Recently, I have been a little obsessed with Kinder Bueno, with its creamy hazelnut filling inside chocolate-coated wafer, I promise you will love these. I have a little collection at home, and always throw one in my handbag cause I tend to never be able to resist when I'm on the train and know one is in there. They're also great as they have two bars, so you can make them last a little longer and split them up and eat them at separate times of the day. When I had my office job, I always had one of these in my desk drawers too. Perfect snack on the go, and of course in case I get trapped somewhere in a zombie apocalypse. 

Portable Charger- Oh my, this is a lifesaver. . This charger was actually given to me as part of a goody bag when we went on Trek America. I've looked after it though and you can get it on Amazon too. It's a bit bulky, and quite heavy, but gives you a full charge three times, and also has multiple ports so you can charge a few things at the same time. So good, and so worth having, if you are prone to always being on Instagram like me. 

Face Powder- I usually tend to get a little shiny throughout the day, especially if I'm running round London on the tubes, and dashing to events. So I always make sure that I have some sort of powder in my bag just in case. 

Lipstick- I mean what is a girl's handbag without a lipstick right? Recently, my go to lip product is this lipstick from Kiko. It's a lipstick called Hearty Peach which is a muted coral/peach colour. Perfect for sunnier days and for brightening up your make up look. 



Hand Sanitiser- Yep, as you should know by now, I am a bit of a germophobe. So I always have to have some hand sanitiser with me. Let's be honest, there's not too much to say about this, it's just common sense to have it right? Right? 

Chewing Gum- I am going to let you into a little secret. I feel a bit lost if I don't have any chewing gum on me. I don't know but I always worry if I don't have some. So usually you will find several packs in my bag. I tend to always pick up a multi pack and then I'm stocked up for a while. Yes, I definitely feel that this post is really showing you the real me. Haha. 

Headphones- Always a must if you are travelling anywhere, cause you know, it'd be awful if you had to participate in actual human conversation. 

Perfume/Deodorant- Again another essential for me, my perfume of choice has been the Eccentric Molecules 01 fragrance, which is really fresh and  also comes in a little bottle which is perfect for travelling! 

So there we have it, my handbag essentials-phone, purse, gum and Kinder Bueno. I also have numerous other things such as; Sunglasses, travel wallet, eyeliner, and a pen. Cause you know, you never know when you might need a pen? 

So tell me, what is your number one handbag essential? 



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How To Pack Your Case Like A Pro


I tend to be one of those people who just about throws everything in their case, apart from the kitchen sink. When I went to Vegas a couple of months ago, my case was not only just on the weight limit, but I always had to sit on it to get it zipped up. Not cool.

I decided that seeing as I was going to NYC and going to do a  considerable amount of shopping, I thought it may be best to be a bit better at packing for this holiday. So I decided to totally overhaul how I pack my case, and my case is so  much more organised and lighter than it was before. So here are  a few tips, if you're like me when it comes to packing!

Plan, Plan, Plan: One thing I didn't really do when I went on Trek was to really plan what I was taking. I didn't look into the weather too much which I should have done, as my over flowing case was packed with shorts and vests- yeah not great for when it was 1 degrees at night! Look at weather reports and work out exactly what type of thing you need to take!

Make A List: Then comes one of my favourite things to do- a list. List down everything you need, pants, jeans, shorts, bikini's, etc.. separate it into categories such as Tech, Clothes, Shoes, etc.. and it will help to keep you organised! You can then tick off each thing as it goes in your case.

Use a Holiday Helper: I found this on the New Look website when I was looking for a new bits to take away with me (which you can see here btw) , which I have found so helpful. Sometimes when you make a list, it's hard to work out how many tops/shorts you'll need. However the Holiday Helper, gets you to put in how long you're going away and what kind of break it is. It then calculates how many of each thing you need. It made packing so much easier as I could really be strict with myself of how much I needed and should take! I've embedded the code below, so you can try it out yourself, but I definitely would recommend it if you tend to pack everything in your wardrobe. 


Packing Cubes: So this idea was definitely stolen off Lily, who's case in America always left me a little envious cause it was so organised and empty, whilst I would sit in our tent rummaging through all my stuff with a torch and never be able to find anything I wanted! I got mine from Amazon, I got two packs of three for £12, which I thought was quite good value. I've ended up using 4 out of the 6 for clothes, but everything has fitted in so easily and compact. In fact, Henry looked at my case and said 'are you sure you have enough?' When usually his response is 'Are you sure you need that much?'

Be Organised: My last tip, is to try and get yourself organised. Give yourself a few days to get your case together, as you'll be more rational with your packing. I always find if you pack last minute you tend to throw everything in panic. Also remember that most places you can pick up stuff if you've forgotten something!

There we have it, there are some of my packing tips, however I can't promise that on the way back that my case will be as organised!!


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Why I Started Blogging.


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I remember the second of October 2010 quite vividly for some reason. It was a Saturday and I woke up after a lie in, we were living in our studio flat and I woke up to see it was a grey rainy day. 

Henry had gone to work and I found i didn't have anything to do that day. I'd just transferred universities from Liverpool to Southampton (long story) and I was in my first couple of weeks of my second year. I didn't have any deadlines and after moving hundreds of miles away, I didn't know anyone either. 

For some reason, I woke up and decided that I was going to blog. I'd set up dizzybrunette3 the previous year where I'd wrote a few posts here and there but nothing too serious. For some reason I woke up that morning and decided that I'd start blogging. 

The reason why I suddenly had a sudden surge of inspiration was the fact that the day before, I'd been in London, where I'd queued for 7 hours in the cold to meet Cheryl. 

We'd gone to her book signing in London. Why you may ask? Because I was obsessed with her. From the age of 16/17 I was obsessed with her. I wanted her hair, I wanted to be her. Heck my room was full of pictures of her. So standing waiting around for her wasn't a biggie for me. I met her for 20 seconds, she signed my book and told me she liked my hair. A fangirl's life was made. 

So that Saturday morning, I sat down and typed out what happened the previous day. I spoke about how much i loved Cheryl and how she told she liked my hair- i mean like omg? Right. 

For some reason that morning made me love blogging. I was like 'I have this place to put all my thoughts out there' no one else loved Cheryl as much as me and this was my place to gush and fangirl.

Db3 was soon my place to gush about all beauty products, and here we are five years later. Okay well almost five years later. 

These days, that little place on the internet where I'd write about my conquest for red hair (copied Cheryl obvz) and nail polish is now my job. 

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That makes me pinch myself that I carved a career for myself. I never thought that when I was in my retail job that this would happen. Even last year in my office job, I didn't think being a full time blogger would ever happen but It did and I'm incredibly grateful for that. 

Now we fast forward to Tuesday 18th August 2015, and I'm at an event for the launch of a perfume. But not just any old perfume. Cheryl's perfume.

I'm in a room of a selected few people, and she's meeting everyone. I didn't have to wait 7 hours in the rain, I didn't have to sit outside the venue on a plastic bag to keep my bum warm, I didn't have to get a 4:15am train to get here. I got invited here because of my blog. You know the blog that really got me writing because of that book signing.  

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Me & Chryl. I am practically groping her bum. Good one Corrie. 

I'm writing this up on my phone on the train home and I'm honestly a little lost for words. Okay well not really cause I've just written an essay. 

I know it may seem silly. I know people will think I'm lame. Hey maybe I'll be that celebrity obsessed dumbass that someone once said about me online. But honestly I don't care. It's not about the fact that I met Cheryl. It's the principle that I seem to have gone a full circle on myself. 

I just find its a funny old world. That I started my blog properly based on the fact I'd gone to a book signing for Cheryl. And well here I am five years later being invited to things to meet Cheryl because of my blog. 

Sometimes I moan about blogging, how brands expect you to do so much for not very much and how my subscribers never seem to grow like everyone else's. But tonight was something that 17 year old me who sung and obsessed over the fight for love song would never have ever imagined would happen. 

I guess the point of this post is that I want to say thank you for every one of you who reads my waffle. For making my teenage dreams come true. You never ever know what is going to happen and you never know what is around the corner. 

Never ever give up your dreams. I'm so glad that one rainy day, I started my blog. I don't know what I'd do without it. 
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Getting That Summer Glow

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Okay, have i missed the boat with this one? Can we still call it summer right now? Technically till September, I think we can get away with it. I won't lie, I am a little obsessed with getting all glowy. You know with my face, not carrying round a million glow sticks with me glowy, like highlighter glowy.

Having oily skin means that sometimes I can go from all dewy one second to a bit sweaty the next so I've tried to master over the years, ways of mattifying the oil and upping the radiance. Tough job but someone has to do it. Also before we start, can we just stop with the whole strobing thing? Like what even is this? It's just applying a shit load of highlighter right? Something we've all been doing for years? Okay yes, let's move on. Strobing, it's up there on the list with minions. Bloody minions.

Okay so getting that summer glow, you want to look like you've just stepped off a day on the beach where you've been so relaxed you honestly couldn't tell someone what day it is or your own name. Or you've just woke up from a seriously dreamy deep sleep to no alarm in fresh sheets, that kinda glow. Usually though, I look like I've just been dragged through a hedge backwards by my face, or I've been out in a gale. So y'know have to work with these things.

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Foundation wise, I either switch between YSL Touche Eclat foundation or Bourjois Healthy Mix. Both have light/medium coverage but just give you a radiant dewy finish. I find that Bourjois lasts slightly longer on my skin, but both give you a nice finish to the skin. I usually have to powder to stop myself being too shiny but they work well throughout the day to give you that radiant dewy finish. Think kind of Millie Mackintosh dewiness. However I have been a little put off wearing my Bourjois HM lately as when I recently got matched for a foundation, the lady said that my current foundation was making me look really grey *cheers pal* so I think I maybe need to get another shade as my summer glow look is not about looking like Dracula's twin, no no no.

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Then the most important part in faking a summer glow, is highlighter. My recent favourites have been Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, a cream highlighter that has a champagne pearly finish. Really blendable and is perfect for making cheekbones all glowy. However I find though depending on what kind of blush I've been using, if it's been powder, i prefer to use  a powder highlighter so step in The Balm Mary Lou Manizer highlighter. This has had some serious loving on YouTube and I guess, I just couldn't resist any longer. Now this is glowy, add too  much and pooweee you'll need your sunglasses. But seriously this will last you a life time and will give you the most amazing highlight. I love it and it doesn't go cakey either! LOVE.

This is what I've been doing to help perk my skin up and inject some glow into it. I know not a lot of drugstore products today but I've never really found an amazing drugstore highlighter so if you know of any let me know and I can try them out!! :)
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90s beauty faves

Yes all of the above is me. I have always been really fashionable as you can tell.

I do sometimes wish for a simpler time. You know to go back to the early 00's when I was 9/10 and didn't really have too much of a care in the world. Mainly my thoughts revolved around would I ever marry Noel from Hear'say/Gareth Gates or Jon from Sclub7- see little old me didn't even realise that Jon was gay. Pfft, well there's that marriage out the window. Anyways, I was thinking about being younger, and all the beauty stuff I was obsessed with back then. I guess that I've always been interested in beauty products, but however, the ones I used to love wearing to the school disco are definitely different to the ones that make me go all heart eye emoji now. So for my fellow 90/00s babes- lets reminisce together.

Glitter just glitter - for your lashes, your body and your hair. GLITTER EVERYWHERE. 

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Glitter hairspray- to give you a more overall glittery effect. Why were we all so obsessed with glitter? 

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Blue mascara- top and bottom lashes cause it made you look like a space person from an Aqua video or something. 

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Stick On tattoos- usually ones that said GIRL POWER or PEACE, that you wore on the classiest of places; tops of your arms or your tummy. 


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Hair Braids- nothing said 'I've just come back off my holidays' like a sassy hair braid. 


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Frosted lipsticks- you thought they looked cool. You really looked like you had frost bite on your lips. 

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Sabrina Secrets nail art pen- oooh look at this free nail art pen, so amaze. Goes to recreate the nail tutorials, ends up with big splodges on nails, cause you know your nails were child sized and definitely not big enough to do fancy flowers and shit.

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Impulse - Hands up who had the Spice Girls version- blates the same scent that Posh wore. I mean look how enthralled she looks to be promoting it.

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No Tears Shampoo- which your Mum got to try and make hair washing a bit more pleasant, however I'll tell you now it did cause bloody tears.

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Glue in Coloured hair streaks- cause chunky red and blue strands in your hair were so fetch. They accessorised any non school uniform outfit, and who cared if the glue stayed in your hair for years after?

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Lip smackers- so pretty, so moisturising for those lips that you never kissed anyone but your own arm/fave poster of a boy band member. COME ON WE ALL KISSED POSTERS AT ONE TIME. 

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Lancome Juicy Tubes- You bought these in duty free and felt the sassiest girl around with them. So chic.

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Hair Crimpers- SO MUCH VOLUME.

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Tooth Gems- Someone tell me why these were a good idea?? But seriously, thought I was Britney Spears whenever I had a tooth gem. Whenever they fell out, or I swallowed one, it was a very sad day indeed.

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And of course you got all your beauty tips from magazines like this...

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Told you that the late 90's/early 00's was a cool and fashionable time ;)

What's your favourite beauty memory growing up? I love hearing about beauty trends we were all obsessed with. 




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