Skyrocketing Stress Levels

Staring out of the bus window, somehow the lives of others seem much less stress. I am heading back to London today after a short but sweet weekend at home in the countryside. Something about the lack of people or the quietness of a November weekend morning hide all my troubles and allow me to have a glimpse into a worry-free world.

Sunday night and the dread sets in. Wow, I really have to go back to reality tomorrow. To buying my Sainsbury’s-own bread from the hard earned money I keep so close and finally not procrastinating the mammoth project I have less than two weeks to complete. The stressors may vary, but every single week it’s pretty much the same.

But still I crawl out of bed at the sound of my alarm on Monday morning and pack my bags, kiss my cat goodbye, trundle my suitcase towards the train station and then the bus station, and here I am. Back to face it all over again. I get through another week (miraculously!) and there I am. Dying to be home for the weekend. A pocket of peace from a week that I dread. But somehow I always still manage to just about get through.

Earlier this morning, I heaved my belongings on to the train, looking longingly back at my local station and my eyes fell on the ticket manager. She was going to be alright. She had a stable, decent job and she could go home to her bliss at the end of the day. Look at that! She’s married too. She probably has a sweet little home she shares with her husband, decorated with photographs of her grandchildren. What an enviable life…

“I could honestly burst into tears today!” she exclaims to no one in particular, “It’s so hard to do this when you just want to go home and cry.”. Confused, I watch as she picks up the announcement phone and says that the train is ready to depart and lists off the next few stations. “I am so sorry, but today we are missing the refreshments trolly. I have been on the phone all morning trying to locate one in the next stations that we could use but I’ve had no luck. I apologise for the obvious inconvenience.”. Probably still not worth crying about.

“I also apologise for the lack of reservations cards on top of the seats. I know so many of you are disappointed with me for this and I am trying to find out why some seats are triple booked.”. She ends the announcement and a lady beside us draws attention to the fact that the train before us didn’t turn up. The ticket lady reissues her a new ticket, refunding the old one and tells her to call into GWR to receive a formal apology, before dashing off down the carriage to answer another unhappy customer.

This lady had been put in charge of a train where there was no one to assist her and countless problems, not even by her own hand, that she had to be the one to deal with. I had been so into the dreamy state that everyone’s life was better than mine, that seeing someone else suffering under their own role in life, threw me.

So here I am. Sitting on the bus, working away at the project I have since found out is due five days later than I had previously thought, thinking life isn’t all that bad after all and oddly always seems to have this funny way of figuring itself out…

XO

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A Taster of Camden Market

Two weeks ago, a friend invited me to join her on a trip to Camden Market. I had seen her mouth-watering, foodie, Instagram photos, from when she’d been there the weekend before, and was eager to have a peak myself. We headed down there (or up there for me!) at midday on a Saturday. Lemme tell you, Camden is even busier on a Saturday than you could possibly imagine! My friend had no problem with it because the last time she had been was during the Easter Holidays. Think crowds of tourists and triple that!

After meeting each other, and battling our way through Camden Town Tube Station, we headed towards Camden Lock in search of lunch, or brunch for me. The food market is held everyday on the opposite side of the Canal Lock from the station. It wasn’t quite as extensive as I had assumed it would be, but that’s me being fussy and comparing it to French standards. The quality of the food was next level.

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Unlike perhaps some of the Parisian markets, Camden is far less old-worldy, with bright colours and graffiti compared to the more rustic French look. Picture 2017 Drake playing instead of live acoustics. Camden became a very hip and cool place with the kids in the late 20th to 21st Century. Therefore, expect your fair share of Urban Outfitters-clad tweens and a handful man-buns.

Our first stop was Oli Baba’s, infamous for their halloumi chips which are, according to them, the “original halloumi fries”. Not gonna lie, I loved them! They are pretty much what they say they are; halloumi deep-fried and served up in a box. We had all the toppings to get out money’s worth which included: greek yoghurt, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds and shredded mint. The crunchiness of the seeds combined with the rubberiness of the cheese made the texture something quite special and the cooling toppings contrasted pleasantly with the fattiness of the deep-frying. I posted the photo below on Instagram, and had LOT of positive response in the comments.

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We tried a couple more snacks as we wandered around eating our halloumi fries, and eventually settled main course with a Japanese Chicken Tonkatsu Curry from Yu Kyu mmm..! Not gonna lie, the only times I’ve eaten Katsu Curry have been at Wagamama so I had small past experience. Good, but small. But you can trust my words as my friend on the other hand, knows her stuff and she approved it! It was served on sticky, white rice with coleslaw and red onion on the side as a salad. The chicken was breaded and the sauce was the perfect mix of sweet and savoury. The portion was a apt size for the two of us to share and even then, we scraped the bowl clean. I also posted this one on Instagram and I’m sure I made many people envious!

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After this feast (!), we went and explored more of Camden and left the immediate food market. Down the stairs, behind the lock, there is a larger, more general market and tucked along that street is a veeeery famous ice cream café called Chin Chin Labs which is said to have “the best ice cream in England” and be “Europe’s first liquid nitro ice cream”! I know this post is about the market, but I have to mention Chin Chin. The café feels very much like a science lab, I suppose because the ice cream is made with liquid nitrogen. I had a scoop of the classic Burnt Butter Caramel and my friend had an amazing hot chocolate with a dollop of melted marshmallow atop.

We then delved into the darker depths of Camden Market and found a foodie’s paradise with worldwide cuisine at our fingertips. The smells and sights were incredible and the stall that particularly drew me in was the Indian one. Next time I will definitely be heading back there.

I was super thirsty at this point, so I grabbed a berry smoothie from a place with fresh fruits. It wasn’t the best I’ve ever had but it hit the spot alright.

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Next up, was dessert; Churros! We hit up La Churreria, a Spanish doughnut stall. I’m not sure there was enough room left in my belly to really get the most out of these sugary wonders but nevertheless; they were delicious. I’d had my eye on them since we’d entered the market and was eager to give them a go. I cannot complain. I mean who can when they’re presented with deep-friend, sugar coated pastries with Nutella on the side?

We then ventured on to South Kensington but I’ll leave that story for another day…

If you’re an adventurous foodie who’s eager to scan the London food scene, or just someone up for a couple of different dishes, Camden Food Market is the place to go.

XO

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare // Book Review

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This is a Spoiler FREE review!

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Feeling my way around the world of YA Fiction, I felt embarrassed when asked whether I had read Cassandra Clare’s infamous series yet and found myself coming up with the answer “No”. With little space left on my bookshelves, and not much money in the bank, I resorted to looking for the series in any and every charity shop I came across and once I had seen the state of the ones there, I  decided to buy them all as ebooks on my Kobo. When suddenly, I came across a box set of the entire series in The Works for £11.99. I had struck GOLD!

To say I had high expectations for ‘City of Bones’ is an understatement. My all-time favourite booktuber ’emmmabooks’ had tattoos of the books all over her body with the series topping number one in her books (pun intended) and so this was reason alone to pick them up. After the emotionally draining, Lolita by Vladamir Nabakov, I launched into ‘City of Bones’ ready for an quick, easy read. It didn’t disappoint…

I really enjoyed the fantasy aspect of the novel, how the world of demons and shadowhunters runs parallel with the mortal universe. This’ll sound funny but it made it seem more realistic having shadowhunters as the infants of angels and humans as I believe in angels and humans so the image of a mixed being intrigued me. I also found the main character, Clary’s bond with her mother seemed accurate. This was important, especially as the basis of the first book at least, is set on trying to track down Jocelyn (Clary’s mother).

In terms of the characters, I admire the girl boss attitude and courage that Clary possesses. I liked her relationship with Jace, and don’t shoot me for this, I didn’t like Jace, however. I think he was a solidly built character with great diversity but I found it hard to be attracted to him and as the reader I felt like falling in love with him was Cassandra Clare’s intent. This was a shame but luckily I’m not the one in a relationship with him!

I also really admired Isabelle, Simon and Luke. I didn’t see the turn in Luke’s character coming and I appreciated the normality and human-ness that Simon was. Isabelle is everything you see in a confident, pretty girl but her insecurities weren’t completely hidden as well which was well written by Clare. Valentine was the classic “baddie” from fairytales but I enjoyed how his dark side became like that of a fallen angel. It tied in with the plot line well.

I thought that finding out that Alec was gay was a very interesting move by Clare. It has only been within the past couple of years that having homosexual/transgender/lesbian characters in novels, YA especially, has just become apparent. Considering that ‘City of Bones’ was published in early 2007, Clare was ahead of her time and I feel like the issues with Alec’s sexuality were handled well. I will be interested to see what the next few books have to offer on that topic.

As I feel a bit too old for this book, I am perhaps giving it a lower rating than it deserves at ☆☆☆☆/5 stars. Here’s a quick heads up: please, no matter how tempting it is, please don’t watch the feature film version of this book. It’s inaccurate in most ways and I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty sure it has reduced my view of the book based off of the film. It also has spoilers for the next books too! Again, PLEASE don’t…

I read ‘City of Bones’ very quickly over a week or two, which may not seem much but it was much better than my pace with ‘Lolita’ was. I even stayed up into the early hours of the morning when I neared the end because the pace of the plot had me hooked. I am going back to another large classic that may take me some time to get through just for a break, but after I’ve finished that, I am eager to continue with the second book in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Ashes.

XO

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas // Book Review

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This book is the second is the ACOTAR series so this review is NOT Spoiler Free IF you haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses. It is Spoiler FREE however, if you have read the first book in the trilogy!

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As you will know, if you’ve read the review I did on ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’, I adored the first book in this series and gave it a ☆☆☆☆☆/5 stars full rating. However, it has taken me a bit of time to get around to the second book simply because I was putting it off, trying to drag out the land of Prythian a little longer.

The narrative of ACOMAF was pretty fast past for a book as long as 700 pages. There were times when I was itching, eager for something in the plot to shift and, just before my patience ran out, something would.

I had heard from other readers who read ACOMAF before I did, that Tamlin went out the window in the second book and they even started to dislike his character. While I found this hard to believe at the time, I would completely agree with them. Tamlin may have been the love of my life in ACOTAR but Rhysand definitely was in ACOMAF. Rhysand‘s once, dark, cruel personality turns into once of great beauty (in looks as well!) with intent empathy in his people, land and Feyre. Rhysand is gentle and deeply loving but turns on a glamour to act cool and off-hand. I have never fallen in love with a character as much as I did with Rhys.

Feyre‘s character became much more complex, with her grief and loss showing deep-scarring damage to her mind, body and soul. She fits in very well as a faery and it is fun to witness her interactions with Rhys‘ friends; Mor, Cassian and Azriel. However Feyre is hurt, she still remains the feisty heroine we know her to be from ACOTAR and again her loyalty to friends, family and lovers remains deep. I was concerned that her switch from Tamlin to Rhysand would’ve written too insensitively and unrealistically sudden. It turned out the added element to her and Rhys‘ relationship saved this from being an issue.

As you will know, if you have read the first book and haven’t ignored my not spoiler-free warning, Sarah J. Maas books are famous in the YA world for containing preeettyy detailed sex scenes. Towards the end when Feyre discovers that she in Rhysand’s mate, despite there being reason for it, I found these scenes to appear too regularly. I admire Maas for not shying away from them but they almost become dull and repetitive towards the end of the novel.

Once again, Sarah J. Maas dragged me out of a reading slump and made it very difficult to put her book down. The fantastical world of Prythian is indulgent and captivating making you want to visit it and bathe in all its colours. Half wishing they would turn this series into movies but at the same time I enjoy how hidden it is from outside of the high-fantasy world. Very near to the end of the book a twist occurs and the plot is twisted. This shocked me, even though I had been wondering which direction the third could possibly turn in. Even if Maas hadn’t announced and released it, it is clear that there was going to be a third book due to the ending. The plot and route A Court of Wings and Ruin will go in is made to seem quite obvious to the reader and I am excited to see how Feyre‘s relationship will develop with all characters.

I actually preferred A Court of Mist and Fury over ACOTAR so I gave ☆☆☆☆☆/5 stars to ACOMAF also. I loved the descriptive scenes, the characters and surprisingly the plot line too. So often the second book in a series can be a letdown while the first and third remain strong. I found ACOMAF however, had a sufficient storyline and character development that I found it entertaining right through to the end.

XO

Indulgent Dum Dum Doughnuts

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After class one day, a couple of new friends invited me to tag along with them to a new doughnut place one of them had heard about. It was a fair way from the class we were coming from, but I’d say worth the distance.

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I was surprised to see that the store had a hygiene rating of 3/5. It is rare now-a-days to find a reputable place with anything less than 4 or 5. The shop itself seemed clean enough but look unfinished in terms of decor. The decorations that were up were definitely attractive and insta-worthy though!

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One of my friends ordered a box of 6 doughnuts for £15 to share with friends and family back at home while the other bought just one; the famous chocolate cream doughnut. I bought the Salted Caramel and Lotus one The individual doughnuts were £3.50 each. I would say that £3.50 is a lot for just one doughnut but the size and quality of them just about justifies the price!

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We then went on to a Vietnamese place, about 10 minutes walk away, and had pho and fried noodles but were really itching to tuck into our desserts! Once we’d gobbled up our dishes we (subtly and sneakily) shared around my friend’s chocolate doughnut, my caramel one and our other friend’s “Eat and Mess” (eton mess inspired) doughnut in the restaurant. My favourite would have to have been the latter; a dense and fluffy “cronut” dough filled with the lightest, creamiest strawberries and cream mousse. It was “sheer heaven” as Mary Berry would say!

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If you have a sweet tooth, Dum Dum is definitely one to try!

XO

“The Best Coffee in Paris”

So there you go. We’ve solved it. Coutume is the place to go for your coffee in France’s capitol. We can stop searching now.

According to many, Coutume claims the title for, not just some of the, but the best coffee in all of Paris. Whether that could possibly be true, I had to check out for myself. Among friends, family & followers, I am infamous for my love of, and quest for, the best coffees. So, it comes to no surprise, that a girl, also in my class at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, came up to me and asked whether I’d ever been to Coutume. After hearing the entire WORLD talk about it on Instagram, and everyone and their mother writing about it on their blogs, I decided to head along after an 8AM practical one day accompanied by a few fellow students in my class.

There is a thing in Paris, that many of the places with the nicest coffee are either Australian or New Zealand-owned, aesthetically pleasing, hipster-filled oasis’s crawling with students camera-to-hand and eyes on enchanting latte art. Apart from being owned by an Australian and a Frenchman, Coutume is none of these things (except maybe just a tad aesthetically pleasing) which is a much appreciated difference from the others like it. That was probably what first struck me.

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The next would be the aesthetics. The decor is very science lab-esque which pushes aside the typically slightly feminine, marble feel that is so common now-a-days. This made me feel uncomfortable at first but so many of the subtleties, such as water being served in a beaker, were just SO cool.

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Now, the part we’ve all been waiting for. The Coffee. In my opinion, the taste of a “good” coffee is very subjective but there are several universal standards that must be met that I will discuss with you.

The coffee was served in a glass cup, which could’ve been more creative but I liked the simplicity of it. It wasn’t piping hot, but at a drinkable temperature. I know some people might’ve liked it a bit hotter but I was eager to try out this infamous beverage as soon as possible.

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The coffee itself was more bitter than some that I have tasted before and the amount you got was quite small for the price of 3.50€ for a café-crème. Usually I wouldn’t have been a fan of how strong it was, despite even loving black coffee, but I drank it alongside Coutume‘s Pancakes and the sweetness of them were balanced well with the more savoury latte.

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We sat around the table and my friend and I photographed our food (obvs) and then tucked into it. The photographs didn’t turn out as insta-worthy as most places I go to and actually didn’t ever make it to the gram so you’ll have to enjoy them on here instead.

I wouldn’t say that I had the “best coffee in all of Paris” but I did enjoy my brunch there and would recommend checking out Coutume if you can.

XO

My Top 16 Products of 2016

This post links with a YouTube video which you can find at the given link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3e81sCXV0c&t=21s

1. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Product

Quite honestly one of the only hair products (besides shampoo and conditioner!) that I use on the regular. After washing my hair I will throw it up in a towel and after a bit, while it’s still damp, take it down and try to comb it through once over. Even if it’s easy to brush through, I will take a couple of sprays into my hand and run it throughout the ends of my hair. One more brush through and the products in. What’s great is that it makes my hair have little to no knots anymore. This product has so many benefits including strengthening, detangling and making your hair smell amazing! RRP: $12.98 USD

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2. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment

Mum and I took a trip to Debenhams, when my skin was taking a turn for the worse, and stocked me up on Clinique skincare. This moisturiser is designed for people with skin problems, in particular: acne, and is therefore very light on the face and great for people with a combination/oily skin type. 10/10 would recommend; besides the price of course! RRP: £21.00

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3. Zoella Beauty Hungry Hands Hand Cream

This product came from Zoë’s Christmas range that arrived in mid October. I bought it very early on, before the whole gingerbread scent was that appealing to people, and have been obsessed with it ever since! I seriously wish I’d stocked up on them though as I know I’m still going to want to use it even when this 90ml tube has run out. Also, quickly, how cute is the packaging!? RRP: £5.50 (could only find the Wonder Hand Hand Cream)

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4. Original Beautyblender

Before using the Beauty Blender, the only sponges I had tried out where the simple, drugstore makeup artist sponges and the Real Techniques Sponge. To be straight up honest with you, the cosmetic sponges suck! The Real Techniques one works but after using the Beauty Blender only one time, it made the Real Techniques one seem very insignificant indeed. I have no idea what it is, I’m guessing the material, that makes the Beauty Blender that good and that unique. It does cost more money than the others on the market at the moment, but it makes your makeup look light, flawless and full-coverage. Go and grab one for yourself if you want to know what I’m on about! RRP: £16.00

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5. NYX High Definition Eyeshadow Base

After months of telling you guys that I was applying the Rimmel Eyeshadow Primer just because it was the only eyeshadow primer that I owned, I finally upgraded and bought the NYX Eyeshadow Base for myself. Soooo much better than the Rimmel one! It doesn’t feel nearly as greasy, it acts as a concealer due to it’s shade as well, it makes your eyeshadows more pigmented, and it actually lasts! RRP: £5.50

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6. Sleek Contour Kit (Light)

I only purchased this product back in early December but I have loved it that much that it has made it into my yearly favourites. My friend (whose name I won’t mention for privacy reasons) has been nagging me to try this kit out for the longest time and after convincing her to try out many products that I have recommended to her, I decided to buy it for myself. The bronzer side is the perfect shade for bronzing and contour as it isn’t too orange or too grey-toned. The highlighter, while not being as incredible as the Mary-Lou, is one of my favourites to use on an everyday basis because of how well it suits the bronzer alongside it and you don’t have to worry about blinding anybody! RRP: £6.99

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7. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

When I found out that the supermarket 5 doors down from me in France had a ‘The Balm’ stand I knew that the Mary-Lou Manizer was at the top of my shopping list. I had heard such great things about it. It is by far my favourite highlighter for that drop-dead gorgeous glow. I am yet to find anything that comes close to it although I am eager to try out the Becca X Jaclyn Hill collaboration. RRP: £20.00

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8. Makeup Revolution Blush Palette (Sugar & Spice)

As I said in the video that links with this post, yes, I did mention this palette in last year’s favourites. However, this year it has been one particular shade that has stood out to me. I’m sure that I’ve used it in several tutorials so it will probably be no surprise to you. It’s a peach-toned, nude/pink coloured blusher. I’d say that it was matte with a very, very subtle shimmer running throughout it. The only drawback is that it is not available singularly but the good news is that the whole palette is extremely inexpensive and contains 4 other, very pretty shades and 1 really cool highlighter! RRP: £6.00

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*the shade in the top left hand corner of the palette*

9. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

I always have a significant palette of the year in these posts. This year’s was the original Chocolate Bar Palette by Too Faced. It was a spontaneous buy the day before I went on holiday to Mallorca in June. While it was on the pricier side, I’ve already definitely got my money’s worth out of it! I am a complete sucker for warm-toned eyeshadows. RRP: £39.00

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*the shade on the bottom, right-hand corner is can be used as a highlighter as well*

10. L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim

Another product that was mentioned in ‘My 15 Favourite Products of 2015’, but unlike the palette, this product is simply my favourite because it has constantly stayed my favourite and as of yet, nothing has beaten it to the top. It is very black and the skinny nib makes it easy to create a precise line along your upper lash line. 2016 was also the year that I feel like I (finally!) mastered the perfect wing and I can’t say that using this product didn’t help me out the tiniest bit. RRP: £6.99

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11. Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced, you did it again. While definitely not the cheapest of mascaras you can 100% see why this mascara is so pricy. The packing is super different to other products available today and is quite weighty which I think is important at showing the costumer the quality of the product. It makes your lashes longer, more separated and wider. I’d definitely recommend that you just bite the bullet and spend the money! I have had countless compliments on my eyelashes when I where this mascara. It truly makes it seem worth it to me when it’s not just me noticing the difference. RRP: £19.00

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2. Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit (Koko K)

I can’t do a 2016 makeup post without mentioning Kylie Cosmetics. I only bought one product from her line this year and that was the Lip Kit in Koko K. A beautiful, light candy-pink colour in the form of a liquid lipstick with a matching lipliner. Positives are that it’s pretty long lasting (especially when on the go drinking and eating, which is great!) and that it feels very light on the lips which stop you from worry about it’s condition. The only substantial negative that I have with it is that if you build up the layers too much it flakes off as it dries so I really wouldn’t recommend layering it at all. RRP: $29.00 USD

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6. Too Faced Melted Lipstick (Fig)

I purchased one of Too Faced’s Christmas Sets back in November at my closest Sephora store here in Paris. It only cost £22 for 3 minature Melted Lipsticks and 1 minature Melted Matte Lipstick, which for Too Faced is a pretty good deal! The Melted Matte Lipstick has become one of my favourites but the product that really stood out to me was the Melted Lipstick in the shade, ‘Fig’. Fig is a unique, almost vampy, purply, pinky colour! It glides on your lips and has the perfect staying power and shade for an evening out such as a nicer meal. I actually opted for this instead of a red for Christmas dinner! RRP: £19.00 (full-size)

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7. Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick (Child Star)

Another Too Faced product! Are we even surprised now? I bought this product back in November on a complete whim and it has (clearly) been one of the best purchases I made in 2016.  At first I thought that it was too light for my skin tone but after a couple of uses I was already obsessed with it! I have honestly never been disappointed with a Too Faced product. The shade ‘Lady Balls’ came in the Christmas set that I got ‘Fig’ in and that has now become one of my favourite reds so I am very keen to try out other shades from this matte range. RRP: £19.00

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8. M.A.C Lipstick (Mehr)

This, along with ‘Twig’ which I mentioned last year, would have to be classed as my top favourite M.A.C lipstick of all time. It is a satin which is my favourite finish that M.A.C do, feeling creamy on the lips whilst still being long-lasting and very pigmented. I think that it is a shade that really suits my skin tone so I would try and swatch it in store or get one of the makeup artists to put it on your lips before purchasing it. RRP: £14.50

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9. Maybelline Color Sensational Nudes Lipstick (Velvet Beige)

Another product that I bought on a complete whim. Maybelline had just released their line of nude lipsticks and the shade name reminded me of ‘Velvet Teddy’ from M.A.C. The colour, however, is very different to the M.A.C lipstick so don’t go buying it thinking that I said it was a drugstore dupe because it’s not. It has a much creamier, sheenier texture and is more of a peachy shade than ‘Velvet Teddy’ is. It still quickly became my favourite, go-to everyday nude and I’m sure that I will be repurchasing it at some point sooner rather than later. RRP: £6.99

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XO