Monday Mix and Match

Happy Monday Tuesday everyone! Slightly late with this week’s favourites but what with the Easter weekend and the gloriously sunny bank holiday Monday, this is technically the first day of the week, isn’t it? Excuses aside, I hope everyone had a lovely, relaxing and chocolate filled weekend – I know I certainly stuffed myself to bursting with eggs (a fact I was majorly paying for at boot camp this evening…#shweatin)

This week, my favourites include an affordable skincare update, a healthy midweek dinner recipe and even a snazzy outfit change for my phone! I hope you enjoy!

Beauty

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Combination and Sensitive Skin

Micellar waters are, without doubt, thee trendiest way to clean your face at the moment. Brought into the spotlight by the infamously unattainable Bioderma version and used by every make-up artist and beauty buff worth their salt, practically all of the high-street brands hav now released their own version. This is definitely good news for those of us who don’t manage regular visits to Paris for a Bioderma fix, and even better, there are varieties to suit every budget.

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Monday Mix and Match

Happy Monday y’all! It being the day before pay day for a lot of people, this week’s Mix and Match has an affordable theme running throughout and features my favourite ways to brighten up my day or treat myself when on a budget. Enjoy!

Beauty

Seventeen Stay Pout Lipstick in Just a Fling - Mac Dupe

It’s a sure sign that ladies love their lipstick that when the recession hit, sales of the stuff continuously soared. I for one am living proof of this phenomenon – when those Topshop boots or suede jacket seem so very out of reach, I, without fail, hit the lipstick counters hard. Further proof, in the fact I now own about fifty lip products – sticks, pencils, lacquers, glosses, the works! I’m always looking to add to my collection, and who can blame me? Nothing beats the glamourising power of a strong red shade, the fun factor of a fuchsia pink stain, a sultry, sexy nude lip or the fun of collecting every shade in between.

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Monday Mix and Match

Hey guys! Apologies for my absence over the last while – a week’s holidays followed by a nasty ol’ vomiting bug meant spending hours at the laptop were the last things on my mind over the last two weeks! But I’m back and ready for action with this slightly more lifestyle orientated post. I’m sharing my latest favourites including a make-up bag beauty staple, a book recommendation and a little bit about my holidays to Ireland (exotic, I know!). Enjoy!

Beauty

Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder - ReviewSeventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder Mirror Compact Review

The looooong stretch to payday is in full swing now but as Murphy’s law would have it, all of my make-up essentials ran out at once (why does this ALWAYS happen – just me?). So off I toddled to Boots to pick up my beauty staples, figuring it was my chance to try some new products while I was at it. And if course, I dived head first into the Seventeen stand, and came away with this Miracle Matte Pressed Powder for just over a fiver. Boots own brand, Seventeen, is always a winner when you’re on a budget with really affordable prices throughout the range and products that never scrimp on quality.

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Monday Mix and Match

Hurrah, I’ve actually managed to publish my Monday Mix and Match actually on a real life Monday for once! And even better, everyone’s not so favorite day is almost over… which means it’s nearly the weekend!!!! *ahem*… Feast your eyes on this week’s timely favourites including a hair volumising miracle worker, some kitsch-tastic bed sheets to brighten up that spare room and my latest book recommendation.. Enjoy!

Beauty

Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray

It’s not often that I post about hair products on here. This is namely because, and I’m not being overdramatic here… my hair is crap. Rarely does a shampoo, conditioner, spray, serum, or oil manage to make my locks anything other than boringly straight, flat and unmanageable. Couple all that with rampant static and you’ve a recipe for “throwing your hairbrush at the wall” levels of frustration! Basically I am the constant “before” picture in a L’Oreal advert – clearly, I am not worth it!!ha

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Monday Mix and Match

Hello and welcome to this week’s Mix and Match favourites post! Apologies for my tardiness on this one – as I said on mentioned on my Twitter, I am not good at life! A busy week majorly kicked my butt and I’m actually embarrassed at how many couch naps I took this past weekend! I hope you are all well rested and enjoying the week so far anyway – nearly the weekend, you can do it!! Here’s this week’s top picks in beauty, fashion and homewares… Enjoy!

Beauty

Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick in In With Coral Review

Another day, another lipstick! Up this week: Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick in “In With Coral”. I’m a little late to the party with this one, with the the release of this would be Nars dupe causing pandemonium in the blogosphere a few months back. At the time, buying another lipstick was last thing on the agenda but I finally succumbed the other day and purchased this summery shade of coral. A more unusual choice amongst my many reds and nudes (seriously, how many does one gal need?), I have fallen in love with this product for it’s colour, matte texture and staying power!

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