Friday 20 December 2019

The Return💕

Now, this feels weird. To be sat down, actually writing a blog post for the first time in god knows how many months. Scrolling back, it turns out I've only shared 11 previous posts throughout 2019. Jeees.

Where have I been?

Ha. Good question. I'm now in my last year of college, so I'm putting my everything and more into this year, therefore I'm very preoccupied with that. Additionally, I work majority of weekends too, and trying to also find the right balance to squeeze in a social life is very, very challenging. Additionally, I sadly experienced my first heartbreak, leaving me with a lot of spare time, which I've decided to fill with blogging related aspects as a distraction.

Source: Source

I started blogsallbeautyy in 2014 as a way to fulfil my passion for writing. Slowly over time, that passion has been put on the backbench due to other commitments, almost forgotten about in a sense. I've been treating myself lately to some new makeup pieces to cheer myself up, but also because I wanted to venture into the world of BeautyBay, and it reminded me of the days when I used to get excited over new makeup. Something in that excitement almost relit an old fire in me and inspired me to start blogging again. I find writing therapeutic, and want to be able to enjoy that passion again. A distraction from life.

My proper blogging schedule will begin as of January, and it will be the same posting schedule as always: Mondays at 5:30 pm GMT. It will take me time to build up a following again - perhaps I'll still have loyal followers who will return - but I will get there!

I have quite a few ideas in mind. It will remain solely as a beauty blog, but with a few more (hopefully) fashion posts too as I've numerous fashion pieces I'd like to share. I'll be more active on social media too (follow me on Instagram and Twitter) so keep an eye for some behind the scenes and general updates. 

Unfortunately there won't be any Christmas related content this year (I know, breaking traditions!) but as of January, I'll have some new, exciting and fun posts to share with everyone! 

Blogsallbeautyy is making a comeback. And it's big - watch this space!


Thursday 31 October 2019

Michael Buble "By Invitation"💕*

If you were to name any celebrity, the chances are very likely that they'll have their own beauty range, more specifically, a perfume or aftershave. So it was no surprise when I was asked about Michael Buble's beauty range. A lot of people tend to overlook celebrity perfumes, but I was intrigued to see what he had to offer.

By Invitation* || 100ml || - So at first glance, the bottle is quite simple, but I think that the overall aesthetics are rather pleasing, especially for the small price tag. Not evident in the photo, but I actually managed to crack the lid due to it just being plastic, but I don't find it to be a massive inconvenience. The bottle is quite thin, meaning it's not too bulky to throw into your bag to carry on the go, or for travelling with. Minus the lid being broken, the bottle itself is fairly sturdy. Of course it comes packaged in a box, which I never managed to photograph as I think I've thrown it away, but it's just a basic box which reads "By Invitation" across the front. And before anyone asks - I wouldn't class myself as a Michael Buble fan, so I wouldn't have bought the perfume purely for this reason.

Similarly to any other perfume on the market, it's formed of three different notes. The top notes include red fruits and bergamot, heart notes being lily, elegant rose, wild jasmine and spicy peony, followed by the base notes being sandalwood musks and vanilla praline. Looking at the blend of notes, it is evident that it's definitely a floral based perfume, with a hint of fruity notes throughout too. It's quite a unique, distinct scent to describe. I know for a fact that it won't be one for everyone as it is different, but I like it (and I'm not just saying it cause I've been sent it. I do genuinely like it). It's one that I wear on a daily basis (work, college etc) as it's versatile enough to wear whenever and wherever, and I can easily replace if I run out of as it's not going to break the bank. Additionally, when I wear this to work, I have honestly had customers complimenting it and asking what perfume I'm wearing! Which, on a separate note, is something I've noticed - it lasts for bloody hours! I find that with a lot of "cheaper" perfumes, the scent tends to fade really quickly and you need to keep topping up, but this one exceeds expectations.

I guess all I can say is that I've been pleasantly surprised by this, and it has actually taught me "never judge a book by its cover" - as it was Buble's perfume, I wasn't expecting anything overwhelming, but I really do like this perfume. I have a few "daily basis" perfumes which I switch between, but I somehow find myself always reaching for this one!


*PR Samples

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Egg Face Mask?!💕*

I go through phases where I'm obsessed with face masks and own numerous different types, then won't use them for months on end. And there's no in-between. Lately though, my skin has been playing up - breaking out and oilier than usual - so I figured I'd try out this mask I'd been sent out to review. And it was an interesting experience.

Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask Pore Tightening* || Set of 5 || RRP £22.50 - so although I didn't get sent a set of these, it was this exact mask I received and I can't seem to find the individual one online. But nonetheless, it's the same thing. So it's an egg based face mask, which is designed to tighten your pores and help oily skin (it combats the oils). It's an actual sheet mask as opposed to a liquid-based mask, and let me tell you - oh my goodness the difficulties I had just to get it on! So I took it out the packet, and tried unfolding it, but because it's coated with the face mask, it kept folding in on itself and closing. Eventually I got there, and it had gaps for your eyes, nostrils and mouth. I then smoothed it out at the edges just so there were no gaps etc. Then, I waited..

20 minutes later or so, I decided it was time to take the mask off. With it being a sheet, I knew it wouldn't dry like a usual mask, but I felt that it still felt "fresh" - I expected the sheet to start creasing, drying or do something! But no, it didn't. So I peeled it off, and my skin was coated in face mask. Me thinking I was being smart decided to leave it and hope that my skin would soak it up. However, it didn't - after about 10 mins or that, I was left with a greasy layer on my skin that just felt uncomfortable. I had to therefore wash it off so that my skin felt somewhat clean and fresh again, before continuing onwards with my skincare routine.

Despite this, I felt that my skin looked radiant and refreshed. It did look glowy, and this is down to the egg white and vinegar combination that works well on your skin. I don't know if it did necessarily help tighten my pores, but it did dry out a few spots on my face so I guess it helped my skin to an extent. They have got other face masks and general skincare products available, so I'm intrigued to these!


*PR Sample

Tuesday 9 July 2019

Get That Tropical Vibe On💕*

One of my favourite scents is coconut. There's something about coconut scented body lotions that I'm obsessed with. As soon as I smell it, I'm instantly transported to a tropical island in the Summertime, smothered in suncream. Well, let me tell you about these two Shea Moisture's "Virgin coconut oil daily hydration" range.

Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Body Wash* || £10.99 - infused with coconut milk and coconut oil, this fair-trade friendly body wash is one to leave your skin thanking you. One thing I realised when using is that it's of a thin consistency, almost on the runny side, meaning you don't need much as it lathers up really well, creating a thick and bubbly foam. It has a really strong scent too, and it's one which is clearly noticeable on your skin after you come out the shower. Reading up on the website, it says you can use it as a bubble bath, however, I haven't ever done this as I'm not prone to taking a bath, I prefer a shower. It leaves my skin feeling ever so smooth and I love how clean my skin feels too. It doesn't feel harsh on my skin either, meaning it feels relaxing to use.

Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Body Lotion* || £10.99 - I find that body lotions tend to be quite thin as opposed to a body butter which is on the thicker side. However, this body lotion has completed change my mindset. Considering the packaging its in, and that it's a body lotion, I was rather surprised to find it has quite a thick consistency, leaning towards a butter. A little goes a long way where this is concerned. Also, it doesn't leave a greasy feeling and I've found my skin absorbs it rather quickly too. In terms of scent, it's identical to the body wash, and is really strong too, with a lasting impact. It leaves my skin not only smelling lush, but also in tip-top condition as it feels extremely soft. If I have any dry patches of skin, I apply a small amount of lotion and within a few days, it's back to it's good ol' self. It's a winner really. And, as I don't need a lot of lotion, it means this bottle will last me a lifetime, but the only downfall - when it begins to run low, how will I get the remaining product out? As with a body butter, it tends to be in a tub. Anyways, besides the awkward packaging, I highly recommend this lotion!

I didn't realise until I wrote this review that Boots not only stocked these two products, they also have a whole array of products from this line too! They even have a shampoo and conditioner which I'm intrigued by, as coconut not only works wonders for your skin, but also your hair...


*PR Samples

Monday 17 June 2019

Yet Another Bath Bomb💕

I am hands down a shower over bath person, but don't get me wrong, I do like to treat myself every so often to a pamper and have a bath. When I do, I like to have a bath bomb. I'm not exactly a bath bomb snob, I will use every brand there is. One brand I do love however is Bomb Cosmetics. They're a brand I've used for many years, and somehow still to this day end up with their products.

Unfortunately I never caught the name of this individual bath bomb as I was too eager to use it, however, can we take a minute to admire it? It's absolutely beautiful in colour and overall design. The gorgeous purples work well together, including the glitter layer too, all topped off with a little flower. Cute, right? Although it was given to me as a present, I know that bomb cosmetics are the cheaper alternative to lush. We all love lush, I am partial to using their products from time to time, but it is on the pricey side, so it's nice to have other items to use which aren't half as expensive.

When I dropped it into the water, it wasn't long on dissolving at all. It turned the water a slight purple hue, however, it was messy. And when I say messy, I'm referring to that glitter layer. It looked pretty at first in the water cause it was all sparkly, but when I came out the bath, it had A. stuck to my skin like mad despite me showering too and B. was all over the bath. It was everywhere. You know the mess sand makes? Well, it was like that, just purple. With that issue aside, I haven't any problems with the bath bomb itself. It smelt gorgeous, and was rather soothing too. It resulted in my skin feeling silky smooth, and it also smelt really nice too.

I haven't been let down by Bomb Cosmetics, as I expected. Their bath bombs are always exceptional and I'm yet to try one I don't like. I haven't ever tried any of their other products (they have soaps, bath and shower gels, body lotions.. the list is endless) but I could imagine they'd be just as incredible!


Monday 3 June 2019

My New Die Hard Foundation💕

When I buy foundation, it lasts me a life time. Mainly because I don't wear it often, so I very rarely need to replace it. However, when I do, I just buy a relatively inexpensive one because I know I'll not need it often - typically I only wear foundation on nights out, or special occasions. However, for my birthday, I figured I would buy a new one as I fancied trying out new makeup, as well as replace a few of the necessities. I own a vast number of products from MUA Cosmetics - I love their low price tags and high quality products - and when I went to their makeup stand in Superdrug, they had 1/3 off deal, meaning their items were virtually costing me next to nothing, so did some stocking up.

MUA Pro base Long Wear Matte Finish Foundation || RRP £5 - Let me introduce you to my new favourite foundation. As I've mentioned umpteen times on this blog, I have fairly oily skin, especially on my t-zone, and when I wear makeup, the oil tends to shine through or fade quickly. Therefore, I find myself buying products which are advertised as being "matte". Additionally, I always need to find a foundation pale enough for my skin - sometimes the palest shade isn't quite pale enough. Retailing at £5, but reduced to £3.33, I was instantly drawn towards this foundation, for the reasons mentioned above. And I can tell you something - I don't regret buying it. In fact, I can't stop raving about it! In the end, I opted for shade 120, and I was actually pleasantly surprised to see the vast variety of shades available, especially for a budget foundation!

Rather than having a pump, like most foundations, it comes with a "spoon" style applicator, which is more ideal for both application as you have more control, as well as when you're running low as you won't be wasting the remaining product. Furthermore, it comes in a glass bottle, which gives it a fancier finish and perhaps sturdier too if you need to travel.

When applying, I either apply some directly onto an area of my face, or makeup sponge, then blend with a damp sponge. I find it blends really well with a sponge, and to ensure my finish is truly flawless, I tend to buff my skin with a foundation brush too. In terms of coverage, it took me by surprise. I expended it to be quite low, however I'd say it's more of a medium coverage, with potential to go right up to full coverage if you build upon layering. Speaking of layering, sometimes I apply a bit more on my t-zone area as this is my most problematic area, but I've never experienced any sort of caking, the coverage still looks airbrushed and smooth. Although it has a good coverage and is matte, it doesn't feel heavy on the skin; definitely more on the lightweight side of things.

Considering it's only £5, I have to say, it's my absolute, hands-down, favourite foundation. I just feel that regardless of the occasion, it's a versatile foundation and never does me dirty, unlike some. I've worn it when I've had photos taken with flash and never experienced any sort of flash-back. Also, it doesn't oxidise and go orange-toned throughout the day or night either. It also lasts well on my skin. I prime, apply this, set with powder and spray with setting spray, and I'm good to go for hours! Somehow, it just doesn't want to budge much; I don't experience the patchiness like some foundations and it keeps the oils at bay for that bit longer too.  

Just incase I haven't won you over enough yet, it's also vegan friendly, talc and paraben free, and formulated with vitamin e too!


Tuesday 28 May 2019

YSL Black Opium Floral Shock💕

You cannot go into Boots and not spray at least one perfume - with their wide selection, it would be rude not to. One perfume I have lusted over for as long as I can remember is YSL Black Opium, and for Christmas, I received the Floral Shock edition. Although I hadn't smelt it, I already had high expectations.

The bottle is near enough identical to the original; the only difference being that there's some pink glitter at the bottom of this version, which I believe works well because it's almost linking the name of the perfume to the bottle itself (pink, floral, you get me?). In my opinion, the bottle is quite light too - nothing worse than heavy, bulky bottles as this makes it impossible for packing if you're taking them away. In terms of aesthetics, I think the overall design is beautiful and rather pleasant on the eye, and it looks amazing sitting on display.

Let's talk scent.

The main notes include black coffee, citrus and white musk - a bizarre yet brilliant combination that works well. It's one that I wish you could smell whilst reading this post so you could understand it's beauty. I would describe it as being a sweet, floral and powering scent, one which is sure to make a statement as its so bold. It's meant to provide you with an "irresistible shock of sensuality" - a dominant, sexy scent. Personally, I'd say it's more of an evening scent than a day-time wear, but of course I wouldn't object to wearing it at any time of the day. in terms of lasting power, this ain't budging. It's such a strong, long-lasting scent which you certainly don't need to top up on. I wore it on Christmas Day, and when I woke up on Boxing Day, I could smell it on my bedsheets and duvet it's that strong!

I love it. It may be pricey but I am truly thankful for such a beautiful gift because I'm clearly obsessed with it. I received the 90ml version and I know it'll go a long way, but its also available in a 30ml and 50ml bottle too.

G'on, treat yourself!


Monday 20 May 2019

How About Some Day-Tox?💕*

Face masks really help in life. Minor inconvenience? Face mask. Stressed? Face mask. Skin breaking out? Face mask. I do love a good face mask, and although I don't do them overly regularly because I simply forget to, but whenever I do remember about them, my skin is always eternally grateful. So, you could imagine when a PR email arrived in my inbox asking if I'd be interested in trying out some face masks.. eh, yes please?!

Daytox Peel-Off Mask || RRP £20.00, on sale at £13.33 - Peel off masks I love, but very rarely use. No idea why. So, I was intrigued to this one. The description describes it as being a deep cleansing face mask, which helps absorb any extra sebum, reduces impurities and helps to try prevent blackheads from arising. The only peel off's I've ever used are individual packet ones, never in a tube, so I wasn't entirely sure how much to use in one use. When I went to use it, I read the tube and realised it's a charcoal face mask - which I've heard mixed reviews on. It applied evenly, and I didn't find it to take too long to dry. However, removing it was a different story. It was near impossible to peel - it kept flaking off in tiny pieces, which meant I was trying to peel it off for ages. I swear it took less time to dry than it did to peel. In the end, I gave up and just washed it off. Thankfully, it came off with ease doing this. This is probably the only fault I've came across with this face mask, because it left me with smooth and refreshed skin - it looked as though I'd just had a facial. I left it on until dry, which was around 20-30 minutes. Apart from being an issue removing, I throughly enjoyed using it, and I'm sure my skin also benefitted from it too.

Daytox Clay Mask || RRP £20, on sale at £18 - Clay masks I tend to use because I love how clean my skin feels post-use. The tube describes the mask as being a deep cleansing treatment which helps neutralise stressed skin and removes any impurities whilst smoothing the skin, and leaves you with a radiant complexion. I found the mask to have quick a thick and creamy texture, one which didn't apply overly thick nor take long to dry. It doesn't dry right solid, like I expected with it being a clay mask. It washes off as soon as the water hits it, and I love how it leaves my skin - it's super soft and also feels really clean too, which in my books is a winner. I didn't need to leave it on too long, it'd say maybe 20 minutes max. This one is definitely a hit in my books.

Generally speaking, I do love both these face masks. Over the trial period, I've noticed myself using face masks more regularly, and it has been beneficial as my skin has worked well with both the face masks. Although they're on the more expensive side, they're absolutely worth it as I adore them!

Go on, treat yourself.


*PR Samples

Sunday 21 April 2019

NYK1 Eyelash and Brow Growth Serum💕*

I guess I could say I'm fortunate to have naturally long eyelashes, and in terms of eyebrows, the individual hairs are also quite long too (which is a pain in the backside!) I'm always sketchy when it comes to hair growth products as I can't quite imagine them actually working. When an email landed in my inbox about reviewing the NKY1 Lash Force Eyelash Growth Serum*, I figured I'd give it a bash. Previously, I've tried hair growth products and I did notice a reasonable difference, but in terms of eyelash and eyebrow growth, this would be a first.

Clearly, it's just a slim, silver tube, nothing too exciting. It's only 8ml, so I keep it in the box or else I would lose it. On my first use, I only used it on my eyebrows - I know it's designed for lashes, but I was afraid incase I was allergic to anything or ended up with an eye infection etc - whereas on my eyebrows, the worst thing that could happen is that it'd burn them off.. Anyways, it is recommended that you use it twice daily for best, maximum results, however I personally prefer to apply these sort of products in the evenings right before I go to sleep. According to their website, it is estimated to last 3 months, and although I've had it for a good few months, it did take me a while to get round to test it - I used it religiously for over a good month so I could write a thorough review. 

The brush is really thin, which makes it easier for precise applications. For the lashes, the website suggests you apply it like liquid eyeliner - of which would make most sense so that all lashes are treated, and the brush makes this ideal. Personally, I decided to trial it on my eyebrows, as I knew I'd see the change easier - I have dark eyebrows, so any "newbie hairs" that grow in post-waxing I know are guests which aren't welcome. Although the brush doesn't apply to much product, I tried my best to apply plenty - mainly focusing on the tails of my eyebrows as I wish for them to grow fuller. I applied it once daily for about a month solid to see the best results.

And, the outcome? I actually did notice a difference! For the first week or so, progress was slow, and was beginning to believe it was a gimmick. Nonetheless, I continued using the product to see if I got an outcome, of which I did. My eyebrows do grow fairly quickly anyways, but I feel that by using these, they grew in quicker, and more importantly, in the areas of which I want - I've tried growing out my eyebrows on numerous attempts, but it always fails as it results in thicker inner squares and thin tails, not exactly what I'm after.

After reading other reviews, people highly recommend that if you feel you have short, thin eyelashes, then this is the product for you! I know it has worked well on my eyebrows, so I have no doubt that it'd work just as well on eyelashes too. Although it is quite expensive (retails at £69.95 but currently on sale at £34.95), it does work and can assure you that you won't be wasting money in the slightest!


Monday 4 February 2019

Violet Voss x Nicol Concilio💕

If it wasn't for reading blogs and scrolling through Twitter, then chances are, I wouldn't have heard of Violet Voss. They have a wide variety of palettes available, all of which are individually unique and stunning. I had seen a Christmas set on Twitter, of which included a makeup palette, highlighting palette and lipgloss, and I was fortunate enough to receive this gift for Christmas (after sending screenshots of it and hinting, course).

Violet Voss Nicol Concio Palette - RRP £40 - Firstly, how stunning is the packaging? The holographic palette means that it shines and glitters in every light direction. Considering it's just cardboard, it is quite sturdy and surprisingly strong. Inside includes a large sized mirror, perfect for if you're away a trip and acquire a mirror. Then, for the 20 pigment oozing, colourful shades included. There's a good mixture of both matte and shimmer shades, which is perfect depending upon your ideal look.

Each shade has its own unique range, ranging from hangry (one of my favourite names because relatable, and its a beautiful shade) to palm tree. It's an ideal palette for near enough every occasion - from formal attires to nights out - you can either tone it down or vamp it up to the max. Considering I'm not (overly) good at makeup, my eye makeup somehow turns out decent enough when I use this beauty. I wouldn't say I experience much fall out when I use the shimmer shades, which it very common and often with some highly shimmery shades. When I use the matte shades - I tend to use these in my crease - I only need a small amount on the tip of my brush because the pigmentation is absolutely mad - it's definitely one of the most pigmented palettes I own. I am obsessed.

Violet Voss Pro Highlighting Palette - 25$/£19 - Do you remember a time when I was obsessed with highlighters? Mary Lou was pretty much my best friend. Then, I stopped using it for some odd reason. But, since discovering this palette, I have rekindled my love with highlighter and love to glow. The packaging isn't anything miraculous in comparison to the eyeshadow palette - a basic, black cardboard, but again, sturdy. With a handy compact mirror, you're always good to go.

As I have a pale complexion, I tend to use the first shade (the lightest one on the left) because it suits my tone best, but the middle also works well for me. Much like the palette, the pigmentation of these highlighters are insane - and of course, I love to glow and blind with a good, strong and subtle highlight. Although they're pigmented, they have quite a buttery texture, meaning they apply well, look soft on the skin and don't look or feel chalky either. They are on the warm side, which is ideal because it gives me some warmth to my ghostly complexion. I have a bad habit of touch my face, or resting my face in my hands, and by doing this, can rub off my highlight easily, but I haven't noticed that too much with this. The best part? It even lasts a night out. And I can tell you something - nights out in Glasgow are nothing short of a sweat fest, especially Garage, and this highlight shines right through the night and into the morning, so winner winner.

Violet Voss Lipgloss - £ - I don't usually go for lipgloss because I hate my hair sticking to it, and I can't find one I like. However, on all my last nights out, I've been pairing this with either Mac Faux or Mehr because I love the result. As you would expect from the packaging, it's quite pink in colour - this is something rare as I tend to struggle finding lipglosses with pigmentation - and even though the finish is glossy as expected, there's still a hint of shimmer and glitter throughout, which looks beautiful when applied to the lips. It also has quite a sweet scent which I adore. The applicator is both the perfect shape and size for applying too, which makes it effortless and quick too. I'd say it's an ideal size of lipgloss because it means you can throw into your bag and reapply if necessary.

I had heard about Violet Voss for years and had wanted to try the brand but I just couldn't afford, nor justify, paying over £40 just for a palette. But, this Christmas gift is probably one of the best offers I've seen around for a while and I'm super grateful for it!


Monday 14 January 2019

A Cheap Marc Jacobs Daisy💕

Admit it, we all love a bargain. Nothing beats saving a few pennies here and there if possible. I won't lie - I do particularly enjoy expensive perfumes. Typically, I receive them as gifts, but I can tell you, they are worth every penny. If you're a fan of Marc Jacobs Daisy, then let me introduce you to Miss Daisy.

The bottle is slightly different, but it would be rather difficult to replicate such a beautiful, detailed and delicate bottle. The resemblance I notice is the bottle cap, whereby its meant to look like a flower/petals, just like the Marc Jacobs bottle itself. Nonetheless, I'm actually shocked at the scent, and how alike it is to the original itself. Infused with notes of wild berries, white violet, Jasmine and Sandalwood, these are the exact notes which are blended together to create Daisy, as stated on the Boots website. Impressive, isn't it?

I own Daisy, so I'm able to compare the two, and I can, hands down, admit they smell. very similar. I love Daisy, but at £50+ per bottle, its not one I'll wear on a day-to-day basis, whereas Miss Daisy has a bargain price of £2-3, and I'll happily wear it everyday because its inexpensive enough to replace. Of course, it's lasting power isn't as strong as Daisy itself - I find myself needing to top up throughout the day - but I guess that this is expected. Apart from that, I love it - I can wear one of my favourite scents on a daily basis without feeling like I'm "wasting it", which is ideal.


Monday 7 January 2019

Self Acceptance 💕

Makeup, isn't it wonderful? How we can express ourselves through such an art. Colourful lips, abstract eye makeup, its great, right? But, is it a disguise of our true, natural self, or an expression?

Some keep it simple, some prefer extreme, and both are totally cool. But does it portray who we are? Covering our flaws, altering our looks? On a daily basis, I keep it natural and plain - concealer (or sometimes foundation), powder, eyebrows, mascara and sometimes bronzer and highlighter. For nights out, I try a bit more, by adding eyeshadow and eyeliner. Does it change how I look? Yes. And every person is the same, and some people become unrecognisable.

Above is a fairly simple makeup look, nothing too dramatic.

Above is before a night out. As you can see, I have a bit more eye makeup than the previous.

Above is a no makeup look. 

Compare all three images. You can still tell it's me, but yes I can alter my appearance to an extent. I do have dark bags beneath my eyes, which are hidden with concealer. I do have some breakout on my chin, which is hidden with foundation. I do have lighter eyebrows, which are darkened with brow pomade. Am I hiding true identity with makeup?

Personally, I will leave the house without makeup on, no problem. I do know some people who won't, and that's down to personal choice and self confidence. I am a bit cautious of my chin at the moment because it's so red and noticeable, but I'm working on it. But, it's becoming part of who I am, and I should embrace it. Over time, it may begin to clear up, who knows.

Self appearance aside, another thing to point out is that I'm quite tall, and my arms are long. In group photos, I'm always the tallest friend, towering my friends. I look long and lanky, but again, this is something I should be proud of. Not everyone is the same height as me, making this my own unique quirk.

Comparison is a killer, but you may be blessed with a quirk that someone else doesn't have. Just because you don't quite have the desired nose you wished for doesn't mean you can't love yourself, or because your hips are curvier than your friends' doesn't mean you can't wear that outfit you've been lusting over. Rock it, own it. Make a list of all your strengths, because trust me, they will outweigh the weaknesses. And those weaknesses? Learn to love them. It's easier said than done, but admire them on a daily basis, and you will notice the difference. If it means sitting in front of a mirror and just learning to love this flaw, then do it!

Let 2019 be the year of you; the year you discover who you are, and love yourself. It has taken me YEARS to do so, because sometimes people treat you like rubbish and shatter your self esteem, but I'm back bitches xo

P.S: Don't feel the need to hide behind the makeup because you're amazing already xx

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