I’m currently suffering from skin redness on my chin and nose. It’s winter season, so… That’s inevitable, isn’t it?

The situation of my skin sensitivity is getting slightly embarrassing. Not even makeup can cover it. ūüė© Forget Rudolph, I’m the Red Chinned and Nose Human (and someone who resides in the North Pole via London).

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Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation

Bobbi Brown. Bobbi Brown… Bobbi. Brown. Have I mentioned Bobbi Brown? In case you were wondering, this post is about none other than: Bobbi Brown.

Cream foundations are¬†to me what working out¬†is to athletes. I do not think that I’m myself – my true self – without a good cream foundation.

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Kylie Cosmetics: Dirty Peach

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Dirty Peach is my favourite lip-stain right now! I have been wearing it for well over two months (and am sad to say that I’ve almost run out ūüė≠).

The #KylieCosmetics Lip Kit is your secret weapon to create the perfect ‘Kylie Lip.’ Each Lip Kit comes with a Matte Liquid Lipstick and matching Lip Liner. Dirty Peach is a mid-tone yellow peach.

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#LoveMrsClaus

It seems as though Boots’ No7 advert featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has struck a chord with Marks and Spencer because the supermarket chain has chosen to highlight feminism in its latest advert.

Say what you want about 2016 but it has been a pretty rubbish year for politics, celebrities (death), and current affairs. I am so glad that Marks and Spencer and John Lewis have chosen to create light-hearted, warm Christmas adverts that make us feel like all is not lost.

As much as I loved John Lewis’ advert, I do think that the one that stood out to me above the rest ¬†was Marks & Spencer’s. No, I am not being biased because although¬†I love M & S’ food, drinks, clothes (and just about everything else), I feel as though it¬†shouldn’t matter when choosing a favourite Christmas advert. I mean, I spend much of my time (and money) in John Lewis’ make-up and perfume section as it is!

I think, being a lady who’s always striven¬†to get the message out there that women shouldn’t be limited to what they can and can’t do, Janet McTeer‘s role is pivotal in getting this across. She’s elegant, glamorous, oozes¬†class and sophistication. The Oscar-nominated star plays¬†the doting wife of Santa, supporting¬†her husband by fulfilling a last-minute¬†request made by seven-year-old Jake who wants to please his 11-year-old sister Anna after months of squabbles.¬†He¬†contacts¬†Santa & Mrs Claus in a bid to¬†resolve a¬†situation¬†where Tiger (the family dog) ate Anna’s favourite trainers.

After receiving his letter, Mrs Claus sets off in a helicopter no less (she don’t do things by halves, you get me?!) “slaying” the streets of North Pole on her quest to find the nearest M&S so she can pop in and pick up a pair of the brightest, most beautiful sparkly red trainers (in keeping with her¬†red clothing theme) to deliver to¬†Jake.

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Jake and Anna sharing a tender moment

Thankfully, Mrs Claus manages to save the day and Jake makes up with his big sister, bringing the family together for a lovely, jolly and merry Christmas.

All puns aside, it’s a stunning advert that portrays feminism, family values and the spirit of Christmas perfectly¬†– and it also helps that it’s cleverly advertising the products sold at M&S too – those mince pies for instance… In the words of Joey Essex: “NAUGHTY!” ūüėč

P.S. you CAN’T buy the helicopter or the North Pole from M & S so don’t even try it…

I’m a girl who has never usually been happy with her makeup look. I always looked to Instagram, YouTube, or Pinterest¬†for inspo – never realising that most¬†edit¬†their photos to enhance their features.

I have changed make-up brands more times than I’ve changed my clothes, no word of a lie. But, then again,¬†can you really call yourself a girly-girl if you haven’t?

Complex makeup routines are honestly something that I could never really get the hang of… I used to slather it on and hope for the best. In most instances, it’ll come out¬†too thick and cakey, but¬†too light a coverage and pale a tone in others.

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