Beauty: In my Spring make up bag

NYX 'Ladylike' Baked Blush c/o: This gorgeous blush is the perfect highlighter. It gives you such a glow and you only need a tiny sweep of product to make an impact. Keep a steady hand as it has a lot of shimmer - you could end up looking like a disco ball. It will look gorgeous with a tan!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Trooper: I picked this up in Sephora during my trip to Chicago after a recommendation. Hands down my favourite eyeliner! It's so simple to use and creates the perfect cat eye every single time. The thin nib makes it so easy to get the perfect curve. I'll definitely be shipping another one over from the US once this runs out!

Bio Sculpture Gel '197' Nail Polish c/o: This gorgeous shade is such a pretty colour for Spring. It applies so easily and gives you a gorgeous shiny finish - no need for a top coat to get that shine! It's slightly streaky on the first application but once the second one goes on, it's great.

Essie 'Hubby for Dessert' Nail Polish: During a jet-lagged induced spree at 7am in the morning, I picked up this in Walgreens on holiday. I obviously needed more pastel colours in my life... I haven't worn this yet but I just know it's going to be on rotation throughout Spring.

Kat Von D 'Berlin' Everlasting Lipstick: This was a cheeky splurge whilst I was in Chicago - I couldn't not pay a trip to Sephora! I'd heard a lot of good things about these lipsticks and they are certainly worth the hype! They dry matte and last forever! Seriously they won't budge. There's just something about Spring that makes me gravitate towards pink.

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer: This saves my life. Every. Single. Day. It's the best concealer I've ever used and covers up those dark circles like a pro. It's lovely and thick and blends perfectly in. You've created a beauty Benefit!

Anatomicals Banana Lip Balm: I took this out of the beauty box at work when I needed a lip balm to combat the weather. It was a good shout! The smell is delicious - it immediately transports you to warmer climates. The change in seasons can be harsh on your lips so a decent lip balm is always a must. It's slightly gooey but does the job. You just need to make sure you only squeeze a little out!

Essie 'Blossom Dandy' Nail Polish: This was another polish that accidentally fell into my suitcase while I was in Chicago. I probably have five all similar to this shade but I'm a sucker for Essie and holiday money doesn't count right? It's such a pretty shade and is perfect for the warmer months. It only takes two coats before it's opaque and lasts a good few days before any sort of tip wear. Perfection!

Charlotte Tilbury 'Lost Cherry' Matte Revolution Lipstick: This was a very kind present from my blogging pals - they did good! I'm usually a red girl but this shade is stunning. It goes on like a dream and has good staying power. It's a great shade to add a little pop to your outfit - certainly makes a statement.

Maybelline Dream 'Coffee Cake' Bouncy Blush: I always find a cream blush is much more suited to Spring than a powder. I love this layered over a slight peach blush for a sun kissed look. Try not to be too heavy handed as you can tend to look like a clown. Build it up slowly!


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