Over the years I have watched numerous YouTube videos and have read loads of blog posts about all these different makeup brands that I've never had the chance to try and always wanted to. Here is a list of all the brands I want to try out one day. 

Over the years of applying makeup on myself I have learnt a few tips and tricks which has helped make my makeup application better and easier. Here I will share them with you so you can find them as helpful as I do. 

When going on a night out and as we say in the UK 'out, out' you have to look and feel your best to have a good night! These products help me do just that. Whether its for a big event or a night out on the town these are the products I reach for most. 

Nude Lipstick has always been a bit of an issue for me, because of my darker skin I found it hard to find ones that suit my skin tone and here I have found 4 that I love and that also look great!

I've only in the past month started this blog and I absolutely adore it. I love being able to share everything I love about beauty with everyone. For years I have been thinking of starting a blog and I have read many blogs that have inspired me to start my own blog. Here are their blogs and why I love them.

I have been reading Fee's blog for years! There are many things about her blog that I love and that I identify with my own style. I love that her main theme with her blog is affordable makeup! My favourite blog posts are her Ebay finds and wish lists which inspired me to do similar posts of my own. If you like a blog that is easy to read, has amazing photography and is aesthetically pleasing then Makeup Savvy would be a perfect blog for you to read. Her tips on blogging has helped me out so much and has made my blogging experience better! 

Hayley's blog is so beautifully designed and easy to navigate. She has content such as fashion, beauty and lifestyle so everyone could find something that you would love to read. I seriously envy her photography and flat lay skills. I started reading her blog a year ago and have really loved the way she writes posts and they are always very informative. 

Fleur De Force 
I have been watching Fleur's youtube channel for about 3 years now and I have loved all her content. I did consider at one point starting a youtube channel but I decided the best route for me would be a written blog so I decided to start reading her blog and I loved it. Her posts are very visually pleasing and are easy to follow which I like. She posts a lot of gift guides which I find super helpful! 

The Sunday Girl
I absolutely love the look for this blog! The photography is amazing and I envy her flat lays. I have been following her blog for a while now and it really made me want to start my own. I want to be able to take photos like that one day. Her posts are short and sweet which I really prefer than long scrambly ones.   

I have always wanted to be a blogger and these bloggers gave me the inspiration to start one and to write about things that I love and that im passionate about. What blogs do you like the most?
Aaliyah xo
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I have a strong love for Soap & Glory Body Care products and have used them for years. They are so inexpensive and are amazing quality. Here are my favourites from their body care range!

Every time I have a bath I always use this body wash. It is the most nourishing body wash that I have used. I have tried all different body washes before and I tend to find that they are a little bit drying for my skin but this product keeps my skin feeling extra soft. They have different scents of their body wash but this one is my favourite because its so sweet. 

Ahh this body milk is just the best. I have actually used different Body creams from other brands and Soap & Glory but this body milk is still my absolute fave! After every bath I use this cream to leave my skin feeling so soft and nourished. All Soap & Glory products have this amazing smell but this product just smells so sweet of brown sugar and oats which is too good! This product contains almond, cocoa and yogurt which keeps the skin re-hydrated. What I also love about this product is that it seeps into the skin quickly without leaving this skin feeling oily. 

I always have this cleansing gel in my bag at all times! I am a major germaphobe and cannot stand when I forget to have this in my bag. I probably use this product around 40 times a day. The reason I prefer this gel than other brands is because it smells too good and it doesn't dry out the skin which I feel some other sanitising gels can do to the hands. 

For the skin on my face being pretty oily, the skin on my body can get quite dry so I have to constantly be creaming my hands to keep them hydrated and soft. This product is also really good to use on the cuticles if they become dry. I tend to use this after I have washed my hands so they stay nourished. 

Like my hands my feet can also get rather dry at times and this cream is the product I always reach for that helps it. It is the best cream that I have tried that reduced dryness on the heels of the feet. How I use this product is that after a bath I will apply this generously to my heels and then apply socks over, this allows the product to really hydrate the heels and reduce dryness fast. 

Body Care is super important and shouldn't be forgotten about and Soap & Glory products are my fave to use for my body care routine. What are your favourite body care products?
Aaliyah xo

Recently in the beauty world there has been a rise in the amount of makeup sprays being introduced. They go from primers to setting sprays and I've always wondered if they are really worth using and so they help with the application and staying power of out makeup routine! 

Skincare has always been a big passion of mine and anything that makes skincare interesting and fun im always intrigued about! Here are a few items that I have recently discovered which have peaked my interest. 

This gadget is probably what im most excited about. The science behind this product is that the red and blue lights target acne-causing bacteria and it should reduce the appearance of spots and breakouts. To have this sort of item used on you during a facial treatment it can cost anywhere from £40 up to £100 because of its benefits but this handy product is only £19.99 and its on sale at boots! This would be perfect for anyone like me that has the odd breakout here and there. 

I have been lusting over this cleansing brush forever! I have heard so many good things about it and I have never had the chance to try it out (because its so expensive!). This silicon electrical brush can also be used for exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells. The thing I like most about this brush is that it is silicon, meaning it is easier to clean and the head of the brush doesn't need replacing like other electrical cleansing brushes that have bristles. 

This beauty stamp is actually a micro dermal impression tool which means that it has tiny needles that go into the upper layer of the skin which helps getting products that are applied after go deeper into the skin for quicker results. I like the idea of this because of the results that you would get from it, it does sound a little scary but the needles are only tiny. Most products like this are usually rollers whereas this product is a stamp which helps you use it in one area easily. 

This product isn't an electrical product but it looks so interesting. It is basically a facial in a box. It includes facial cups which can be used for a cupping facial massage for lifting the skin. The products in this kit are also all travel sized which makes it easier if your on the move but need a good pamper. I haven't used any Antonia Burrell products before but im always wanted to try new things. 

There are always new gadgets for skincare coming out all the time and im always investigating new things I want to try. What gadgets are you interested in trying? 
Aaliyah xo
I absolutely love High Street Makeup, they have come leaps and bounds at making their makeup inexpensive and still are amazing quality, But sometimes I do love to lust over High end makeup but I do feel that they can be expensive. In this guide I will show you how I find High end makeup for High street prices! 

As I've said in previous blog posts before is that I love to shop at Tk Maxx for beauty products at a reduced price. They have all different brands from well known ones and to ones that I haven't heard of before that are great to try out. The best way I like to shop in Tk Maxx is to actually go into the shop and have a look around, this way you can really see the products and test some of them out for yourself. Some of the price reductions that you can get is the Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer which is usually £31.00 and you can get it for £9.99! A few times a year Tk Maxx have a beauty event where they have all different beauty products including skincare, makeup and body care items. 

Another place I like to get High End Makeup for a reduced price is Depop. Depop is an app that people can sell products that they do not use anymore and somebody else can give it a new home. You can sell products like clothes, shoes and makeup. I love to look through for bargains on high end makeup. Most of the products on Depop have been used and my tip for using the app is to always ask the seller questions about how much they have been used and if the product has been cleaned! Another thing I would check before buying makeup on depop especially if it is High End makeup is to check with the seller if the product is authentic. Products can be considerably cheaper for example you can get the Mac Warm Neutrals Palette which is usually £49.50 and a seller is selling it for £18!   

A website I like to use for getting High End Makeup for cheaper prices is Save On Makeup. This website also sells high street makeup for lower prices. On this website you can get a full range of products like makeup, skincare and body care. Some of the brands that they have on their website are Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown and Este Lauder. Each brand has a limited amount of products but you will always find something that you will love. They also have high street brands like W7 which can sometimes be hard to find in certain stores. An example of the reduction you can get is the Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour In Cosmic Pink for £9.94 and it is usually £23.00! 

Here are also a few different websites for cheaper High end makeup! 
Cherry Berry Cosmetics

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I will always have a love for a good bargain! I will continue to look for different places to buy High End Makeup for reduced prices. Where are your favourite place to get High end makeup for cheaper?
Aaliyah xo

I am thinking of starting a series where I show you my 5 Makeup Must-Haves for all different occasions for example Date Night, Holiday evening and Night Outs and much more! When going on a date especially if its the first date or with a partner it's always nerve-wracking, I have 5 must haves that I always go for on everyday date for my best makeup look!  

If your like me and you wouldn't be able to fit all of your makeup into one small makeup bag then this guide will be perfect for you. I will show you how I organise my makeup and give you tips on the best ways to organise yours on a budget because lets face it, it can get expensive! 

When I was getting makeup obsessed and my collection was growing I was looking everywhere for an affordable set of drawers to store all of my makeup neatly. I saw every Youtuber under the sun have the Ikea ALEX drawer which is quite expensive and I did seriously want it but as I was looking around Ikea I saw the drawers that I have now which are actually considered children's storage, which is the TROFAST Frame. With this frame you are able to customise which size plastic drawers that you would like. I have four small drawers that I use to store my makeup (they are only £1.50!) and one bigger drawer for hair products (£3). I was so happy when I found this set because of how good it is for the price and it looks different and is perfect for storage. 

I think Ikea is the motherland for people who love inexpensive how decor (me) and good storage bits that are so stylish. I know everyone has been there and used the cute plant pots to store makeup brushes and sponges. For my set up I love to use one bigger pot for my face brushes like bronzer and powder brushes and then I have two smaller pots that I use for eye brushes and makeup sponges. I love these pots because they look so cute on top of my collection and also because they are just so handy to store all different things and they are so cheap! (You cant go wrong)

I looked around for ages to find the right organisers to fit into my drawers because they are all different sizes and I just couldn't find the right ones. The ones that I finally found were actually from Poundland! These little baskets are the best! and they are so cheap because they also come in a pack of two. They also come in three colours Grey, Black and White. I chose to get the black and white baskets for my drawers. I also was able to find smaller baskets in a pink colour to put my single eye shadows and other bits in. 

I've chopped and changed my mind on how to store my lip products for ages, I used to have a small desk drawer to store them but as my collection grew it just didn't work. Then I finally settled for the lipstick holders, for now all my lipsticks, glosses and liquid lipsticks fit (i'll probably need more as my collection grows). I also store my lip products in a small acrylic drawer which I actually got from Primark for just £4!

I am always on the look out for makeup storage which looks good and is affordable. I've recently been on a big internet search  from Ebay to Wiko to The Range to find the best storage ideas for you guys for under £10! Here is what I've found. 

1)Cracked Glass Tealight Holder £1.99, 2)Victoria Lace Basket £2.99, 3)Faced Cosmetic Organiser £2.49, 4)NORDANA Basket £6.00, 5)GODMORGON Set of 5 £10, 6)Metal Mini Plant Pot £3.99, 7)Black Palm Leaf Votive £2.00, 8)Cosmetic Perspex Set of Drawers £6.00, 9)KORKEN Mason Jar set of 3 £2.25

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Most of the products that I use and that I have suggested aren't actually makeup storage but for the cutest looking items you have to improvise! What are your favourite storage ideas?
Aaliyah xo

I recently had a big clear out of all my makeup because I was just keeping things because of the sake of it. The products I needed to sort out the most was my lip products especially my liquid lipsticks. I have narrowed my collection down to these ten liquid lipsticks and here's why!

In the winter months I am always in need for a good hydrating sheet mask. My skin just lacks so much hydration and is in need for a good pick me up and the way I help this is to use Sheet Masks, they seem to just match my skin perfectly and help it to get its glow back. These are my favourite sheet masks for under £5 at the High Street.

This sheet mask is probably my favourite mask of all of them. It has the best hydrating properties and leaves my skin feeling brand new! After leaving this mask on for a few mins (I tend to leave it on for ages!) it leaves a serum on your skin which you massage into the skin leaving my skin super soft for hours afterwards. With this mask you are supposed to use it once a week but in the winter months I have been using it twice a week to give my skin an extra boost.
This Mask is perfect for my skin when my skin is going a bit crazy and being extra oily and problematic. This mask claims to stimulate and wake up the skin and after using this mask my skin does feel much more refreshed. The tea tree in this mask is perfect for my skin because I do have problematic skin and tea tree is a perfect remedy for that. This mask is also a cooling mask so I love using this mask after a long day at work and if im feeling a bit stressed. 

I used to use simple products when I was a teenager and have only recently discovered this sheet mask, I use this mask when iv had a long day at work and my skin just feels stressed. I love using this mask as well because I know that it is natural and doesn't contain any perfume or colouring which can irritate my skin. This mask contains Aloe and is made from natural fibres which makes it super soft when applied on the skin. 

Every now and then my skin seems to go a but crazy and all of a sudden a get blemishes when im stressed out, that is when this mask comes out. Whenever I see masks that claim to be blemish fighting I almost never believe it, when I saw this mask I had to try it and once I did I loved it. I use this mask when I feel a spot coming on and it seems to help reduce it. This mask contains tomoto extract and also salicylic acid which is perfect for getting rid of and preventing blemishes. 

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High Street Sheet Masks have been popping up everywhere and I'm definitely going to be trying out more as they come out. What are your favourite sheet masks for under £5? 
Aaliyah xo