Lancome - Rouge in Love Lipstick - 377 Midnight Rose

Lancome has always been a kind of 'whatever' brand for me, nice products but nothing groundbreaking. I picked this lipstick up a while ago and never got around to using it or trying it out, I had swatched this shade a bunch of times in store and I had it mentally stored away as a future purchase and then I got some vouchers so decided to take the plunge.

Midnight Rose is a beautiful bright pink that comes off a little brighter than it appears when looking at the bullet. Super moisturising and with a high pigmentation, only one swipe is needed to give a true vivid colour.
This lipstick feels light on the lip, feeling more like a gloss its easy to forget i'm even wearing it.  

Lancome have given a huge shade range in this formulation with 33 at the time of writing available on their website. With a huge variety in the pink-red range. 

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Interiors - Student Living/Design on a budget

 Bird Ring Dish - £1.99 Home Bargains, Noir Black Candle - £9 Next, Heart Letter Holder - £.3.99 B&M, Notebooks (assorted) - TK Maxx, Deer Head Gold Candle - £7 TK Maxx, Black Skull Money Box - £1.99 Home Bargains, Blue & White Flowered Heart 4 Drawer - £10 TK Maxx, Pink Embellished Clutch - £10 (sale) Miss Selfridge, Glass Vase - £4 Wilkinsons

I think it can be quite hard to spice up a student living space particularly when you don't have all the spare cash in the world and you're often not able to do things like paint the walls. Over the last two years of my living in my current abode I've found some of the very best places to shop for unique and fun items to add a little something extra to any living space. Above are some of my favourite places and pieces I've managed to find.

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The Natural Collection - Rose Bud Lipstick (Drugstore Bargain)

Natural Collection - Rose Bud - Lipstick £1.99 Boots

The Natural Collection are one of those brands that you can always pick up super cheaply in Boots, with makeup products always seemingly under £1.99 they are perfect for a cheap pick me up or beauty beginner.

The lipsticks have always been very pretty and nicely pigmented and when I saw this shade in store a few weeks ago I had to pick it up. Rose Bude is a stunning natural pink shade that adds a quick dash of colour without needing to worry about precision application or harsh lines as it really just builds on the natural flush of lips.

The lipstick is a little drying after a few hours wear but I've found a quick swipe of lip balm on top really helps, the packaging isnt great but the products really are. 

Do you have a favourite Natural Collection lipstick?

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Barry M - Raspberry 340

Last year I self confessed that I was obsessed with Models Own 'Magenta Pearl' for autumn.
This year I went on the hunt for a red, I have plenty of 'reds' in my collection but they are either very very dark reds (almost purple) or bright primary orange/reds. Nothing seemed to fit what I wanted in a nail colour. I wanted a bright red which was slightly deeper than the ones I owned but not enough to be considered purple. 

Enter the Barry M Nail Paint in Raspberry. I knelt on the floor of my local superdrug for at least 10 minutes deciding if this was the 'one' I was looking for before deciding to purchase it, and I'm so happy I did.

I'm very 'into' the Barry M Nail Paints at the moment, I love the little glass bottles and think the formula is lovely, smooth and very pigmented. Raspberry is all those things, I do two coats but could easily get away with one due to the aforementioned pigmentation.

I've been wearing this colour on my nails obsessively for at least a month. Ive tried to branch into other colours for a day or two but always end up putting this one back on. 

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