HIGHLIGHT

 
GLOW KIT. I love a good highlight. Strobing, as it has been referred to lately, or 'the healthy glow' (I mean, we all know it's from makeup, but you fake it till you make it, right?). I've got my eyes set on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, which is the obvious Instagram favourite, but can't really make up my mind on which one I would like. As much as I love the ethereal glow of Moon Child (furthest right, below), I might feel like Sundipped (middle, below) is a bit more versatile. 
 
I believe the reason I'm so obsessed with the dewy look as it is very far from how my skin behaves naturally. Dry, flakey, eczema prone skin is often just that - dry and flakey - and not the least bit glowy. We always want the things in life we can't have, ey. Regardless of how much I try to prep my skin it will eventually dry out, so if I want to try to look 'glowy', I need a highlighter - and a good one. I normally prep with the Topshop Glow Pot before I put on my foundation, to create a nice, dewy base, and then top it off with plenty of powdered highlighter when I'm finished contouring/bronzing/blushing. A girl gotta do what a girl gotta do. 
 
Do you own any of the below? If so, which one, and are you happy with your choice? Help me narrow it down! Right now I'm leaning towards Sundipped but yesterday I was all Gleam. Advice please!
 
From left to right: That Glow, Sweet, Sundipped, Gleam, Moon Child
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NETFLIX ORIGINALS

 
TV-SERIES. Netflix has been killing it lately with their own series, and I wanted to share with you my two favourites. They are both brand new as well, so chances are that you might not have seen them yet! I binged watched both of them, but luckily for me one of them has already been confirmed for a second season and the other one still has six more episodes to be released. 
 
I'm talking about 'The Get Down' and 'Stranger Things'. If you haven't heard about them yet, it's time for you to do some research. They are very different from each other; 'The Get Down' speaking about the political scene of the 70's, the birth of rap and the freedom of disco, hopes and dreams, whilst 'Stranger Things' is an incredible and beautiful mash up of the best of the 80's (think ET, The Gooneys etc). Both series talk about friendship and love, but in different ways. Both are incredible inspirational (I seriously need some flares in my life). And both are visually amazing, with some of the best soundtracks. 
 
So far I'm yet to find someone who dislikes either of them. If you haven't seen them yet, give them a go! I'm pretty confident that you will love them too. 
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INSPIRATION /MAKEUP STORAGE

 
ACRYLIC. One of the things I struggle with is somewhere to keep all of my makeup. When I used to live at home and on my own, I could always spread out and dedicate whole areas to beauty (which was fantastic!) but when living with my boyfriend in a smaller flat that's not really an option any more. 
 
I have a perfect little corner in our bedroom, right by the window so that I get plenty of natural light, but it is small. And the amount of storage is equal to zero. Because of how it's laid out, I can't fit a desk in there meaning I have to sit on the floor. I want to invest in a cushion (much like this one), but I am yet to find one that goes with the rest of the bedroom. 
 
I have most of my makeup in boxes and jars, which keeps it somewhat tidy but isn't very practical. When the boxes are stacked on each other they are a bit of a pain to get out, meaning that a lot of makeup is just stashed away until I feel a little bit creative and go through it all. Muji has some great, clear acrylic storage solution, which I believe I might have to hunt down. It's easy to see and keep track of all of your makeup, it looks super sleek and won't rob your bank. Ticks all the boxes!
 
I love repurposing old candles and jars, which is how I currently keep all my makeup brushes, and I'm really like the bottom right picture and how the solution for the cotton buds. My ones are currently in the clear, boring box they came in, which doesn't look very nice at all. Maybe I should look at a new home for them too. 
 
How do you guys store your makeup? Are you a Muji fan as well or do you have any other creative solutions?
 
xx
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