August Wishlist

I’m in a little bit of shock that it’s somehow August already. I’ve been convinced since I finished uni that I’d have a ‘proper job’ to start this month, but so far that’s not true. But my lack of income has not stopped me from drooling over various items so here’s this month’s wishlist!

Aug Wishlist
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July Favourites

It’s that time again! Here’s the products I’ve been loving this month.

la_roche_posay_effaclar_lotion_product_front_1First up is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Lotion 200ml (£11). This contains a cleansing agent and micro-exfoliant to help unblock and reduce the size of pores. I use this in the evenings after removing my make up and I’m often surprised at how dirty the cotton pad is after using this, which just shows how much make up gets left in my pores! It leaves my skin feeling a little tight afterwards, but this soon wears off. I’ve had my bottle for months and I’m starting to get a bit low now, but I’m already on the look out for it on offer to buy another one!
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Beauty Blogger of the Month Award!


This morning, I got a message from the lovely Clare over at Clare’s Beauty Blog to tell me she’d nominated me for the Beauty Blogger of the Month Award! I’m so pleased to be nominated for one of these awards, so a massive thank you to Clare, who is so friendly and has a great blog so you should all go follow her if you don’t already. Also please check out Cecilia’s Post for all the rules and comment that you have been nominated to enter the prize draw for a Benefits They’re Real Push Up Liner! July’s prize draw has already been done, so check out Cecilia’s blog for updates about August :)
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Jewellery Lust List

Jewellery Lust List

I don’t know about you, but I have been utterly fixated by jewellery lately. I don’t know whether it’s because I haven’t had anything new in a while (other than my graduation gift) or because my favourite necklace broke. I think it’s more the second, as I’m currently waiting for a new watch strap to arrive so at the moment I’m jewellery-free (apart from my ears and nose) and feel a bit naked without anything! So I thought I’d put together this little photoset to show you what I’ve been repeatedly lusting over recently.
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My Hair Story – How I damaged my hair

It occurred to me the other day that I have yet to talk about my main beauty obsession, my hair. I have been obsessed with dying my hair for as long as I can remember and over the years have done some fairly drastic things to my hair in terms of both colour and cut. I’ve gotten past the drastic cut thing, but not the colouring!

IMG_1259 copyHere’s me with my bright pinky-red hair, taken two weeks ago.

I wanted to write this post to share some of my experiences with hair dye, as I’ve done a lot to my hair. I also wanted to start a bit of a series where I can talk about dealing with (and hopefully fixing) my damaged hair so that others can learn from my mistakes without having to make them themselves. I thought a good place to start was to explain why I dye my hair, what I have done to it and what damage this has done to create a good background to future posts.

Please excuse the various pose-y selfies used to illustrate this post! Haha!
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July Glossybox Review


I’ve had my Glossybox for a few days now and have had chance to go through and try out all the products I received!

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MAC Prep + Prime Review


I recently received a sample of Mac’s Prep + Prime face primer through a promotion they were running on their facebook page. This is the first time I’ve used a primer and I have to say I am thoroughly disappointed.

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Now on Bloglovin’!


Hey guys!

Just a quick one to let you know I’ve linked my blog over on Bloglovin’, so if you wanted you can follow RachWat here.

If you didn’t know, on Bloglovin’ you can follow both my blog and my personal profile. These aren’t linked so if you wanted to see both you’d need to follow both. What’s the difference? Following the blog brings my new posts up on your homepage in your feed, but if you follow my profile then you can click ‘Friend Activity’ to see what posts I’ve been liking. Find my personal profile here.

July Glossybox – First Impressions

Today I received my July Glossybox through the post! This is my first ever beauty box subscription and I was really excited for this to arrive, checking the tracking details a couple of times a day! This month’s box was American themed and I have to admit that photos of the packaging on the site definitely influenced me going ahead and finally ordering one of these boxes! The designer in me just couldn’t resist the beautiful packaging, as much as I wanted to expand my knowledge of beauty products.

So here’s my box:



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Mini Haul!

I went on a mini shopping spree recently to celebrate my graduation.

Here’s what I got!




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