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New Year's Resolutions: 2018 Edit

It's that time of year again, the time where we set out things we want to do better and things we like to change, in the hope that our next year will be better than the last. My resolutions nicely fit into four categories this year and I've decided to share ones that aren't solely to do with the blog. So I hope you enjoy, also if you're posting a similar post please link it below!

New Year's Resolutions 2018

Christmas Traditions and Things to Do

I'm sure you are already knee deep in festive spirit and wrapping paper at this point in December. But as I only did 12 days of Blogmas I thought I would throw in a little post about the things me and my family do around Christmas time, you could call them traditions.

John Lewis Lego Creations

A DIY Palette (That Won't Break the Bank!)

Welcome to the last day of gifting. We made it, I completed blogging everyday for 12 days straight and I think that is a pretty good score, especially for someone drowning in uni deadlines. Today's post is short one, but is all about Makeup Obsession's DIY palettes, which are crazily inexpensive.

Makeup Obsession Palette

The Best Gift Ever: The Charlotte Tilbury Lip Archive

If you're looking for the beauty gift to top all beauty gifts this Christmas you need to look no further than this post here. This gift is the creme de la creme of beauty gifts - and one that I treated myself to when I had £15 off the Charlotte Tilbury website last month.

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Archive

Last Minute Gifting: A DIY Beauty Box

Another short but sweet post today, I've been busy working all weekend and deadlines are looming before I break up for Christmas. Today's 12 Days of Gifting post is all about a gift you can DIY even at the last minute for all your beauty loving friends.

DIY Beauty Box

The All Rounder: A Clarins Lip Set

Now, around Christmas time especially, I have a tendency to buy myself little bits and pieces. The reason I say 'especially Christmas time' is because brands bring out such cute little giftset and I lack the will power to stop myself buying. This year a rather cute Clarins set caught my eye as it was full of miniatures of my favourite lip products.

Clarins Precious Lip Collection

Little but Lovely Beauty Gifts

I'm back with a short but sweet post today as it is Friday after all. Today is all about the smaller gifts, size rather than price, and a rather interesting bag which a few bloggers may be interested in.

Small Beauty Gifts

Superdrug Stocking Stuffers: ALL Under £10

A few months ago I was lucky enough to win a competition to be a part of Superdrug's Teen Panel. Since then I have received a box each month filled with a few of their bits to try out and then report back to them what I thought. The last couple of boxes I received had starting getting Christmassy, so I thought I would collate my favourite bits into a stocking stuffer gift guide, especially as they're all under £10!

Wonderland Makeup: Beauty Gifts on a Budget?*

Halfway through the 12 Days of Gifting and today I bring you an offering from Wonderland Makeup*. They contacted me a month or so ago, offering me the chance to try out a few products. I thought they would fit perfectly into this series and here they are!

Wonderland Makeup

Christmas at Lush: The Cozy Gift Edit

Now apologies for the slightly grainy photos, I haven't much light to work with but I still wanted to get something up for you today. Also, I quite like the darker photos, represents the dark nights before Christmas. Today's post is all about the Christmas Collection which is currently available at Lush, I haven't got everything that is available as for one I don't have a bath at uni and two I'm on a students budget at the moment. Instead I have chosen bits that I know friends would enjoy, bits I wanted and those I already had in my (less extensive than it was but still rather excessive,) stash.

Lush Christmas Collection

Bio-Essence: The Skincare with Actual Gold?*

We're now a third of the way through the 12 Days of Gifting, doesn't time fly when you're having fun. Today's post is all about luxurious skincare that won't break the bank. The lovely people from Bio-Essence asked if I would like to try a couple of bits and I thought they would be perfect to include as a gift idea.

Bio Essence 24k Skincare

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Charms: The Perfect Little Gift

Welcome to the third day of gifting. The first was a Magnitone Giveaway and the second; a glimpse of the RT Powder Bleu Brushes. Today I'm revisiting a trio of goodies from Charlotte Tilbury that would make the perfect little gift for a special somebody.

 Charlotte Tilbury Lip Charms

The *New* RealTechniques Power Bleu Brushes*

Welcome to the second day of gifting! I hope you're enjoying the series so far. If you haven't seen yesterday's post yet, I'd head on over now for the chance to win a Magnitone Rose Gold Barefaced brush worth £90! Anyway, today we are talking about one of my favourite gift ideas ever: brand new makeup brushes, in particular the new RealTechniques Powder Bleu brushes.

RealTechniques Powder Bleu Brushes

CLOSED Magnitone Gift Guide* and Giveaway!

Exciting times everyone as here begins my 12 Days of Gifting. From the 1st to the 12th of December I will be posting everyday, and each day will focus on a different gift idea! First up is a pretty great post: a Magnitone Gift Guide - because who wouldn't want to receive one of their many treats.

Magnitone Gift Guide

My Latest MAC Additions (They Were Bargains)

Everyone likes a good MAC purchase, and everyone loves a good bargain. Combine the two and you almost have a beauty bloggers dream. I managed to do just that when I was shopping at Swindon Designer Outlet in the summer. (I am aware that summer was around two or three months ago now, but I've had quite a few posts I have wanted to get out before this!)

Testing Out the New Soap & Glory Facemasks!

I'm a facemask fanatic. If you want proof check these two posts I wrote earlier in the year: My GlamGlow Collection and Origins Superstar Giftset. Obviously this meant that when I saw Soap&Glory had come out with a line of facemasks I was like a magpie and needed all the shiny new goodies. A week or so later they were mine, (well all but one of them that appealed to me.) Since the summer, when I first purchased a few of them I have been using them up one by one so I could write a nice review for you.

Soap & Glory Facemasks

#BENEBrows: The Low Down

I love makeup, and I also love a freebie. Somehow I managed to marry the two when I went on a little post exam celebratory spend. Now I am well aware that I am now into my second month of university and I got my exam results at the end of August, but I've been a little busy and it's also given me a chance to try everything out. 

Benefit Gimmie Brow, Brow Wow, Goof Proof 03

Urban Veda: Trialling a New Set of Skincare*

I'm really getting back on this blogging bandwagon, what's that now? Four posts on the trot - it's almost like you're back to being a real blogger again. *Shock Horror* Anyway, I got an exciting email from the people over at Urban Veda asking if I'd like to try out their new Soothing range of skincare. As someone with often anything but soothed skin, I was very happy to try a few bits.

Urban Veda Soothing Skincare

Finding the Perfect Berry Lipstick

Autumn is most definitely upon us - it's even November now (practically December soon too.) Every year I think it will be the year that I finally branch out into darker lipsticks and each year I end up retreating back to the safety of a nude lip. But not this year. This year I am going to embrace the dark nights and complement them with a dark lip. Strangely, for someone who rarely wears autumnal shades I actually owned quite a few and I thought I would show you how you might find your perfect autumnal shade.

Survive Dry Skin this Winter with Dr. Ceuticals*

As I explained in my November Life Update post, I've started doing hockey again up to four times a week, and I'll be honest my feet are not particularly happy about it - that sounds gross I know. I don't want to sound blunt, but I'm not sure anyone has particularly nice feet... unless feet are your thing.... So, I think that perhaps our feet could do with a little TLC from time to time and luckily Dr. Ceuticals* offered to help mine.

Dr. Ceuticals Foot Care

Learning To Relax; A Life Update

I thought the blog was well overdue a life update/catchup post as not only was the last one sometime in July (I think,) but also yet again I said I was back and proceeded to disappear again. I think we're past the need to apologise as MissCosmeticBlogger is only a hobby - not my job. I thought that regardless, I might give an update on my life...

MissCosmeticBlogger November Life Update

A Really Easy Galaxy Halloween Makeup Tutorial*

I’m usually one for blood guts and gore for Halloween, the more realistic the better. Check out my blog misscosmeticblogger.co.uk if you want proof!) However, when Vision Direct sent over some of their coloured lenses I had to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. I thought that I would create a look that put a spin on the ever so popular galaxy makeup of last year!

Have A Sneak Peak at the NEW Magnitone Release*

Another blogging break Beth? I mean seriously, first you go and do ALevels, then manage 18 Post August before disappearing again!? That's hardly the work of a consistent blogger. I do understand but fingers crossed I am actually back now. I have moved away from home to Southampton for Uni and I'm finally settling in. I'm struggling for light at the moment thought for blog photos as there is next to no natural light for me to work with in my room but I'm working on it. My first post back is a rather exciting one: it's all about a new Magnitone release!

SensatioNail Haul (Completely Not Autumnal Shades)

I am by far one of the most impatient people you'll meet when it comes to painting my nails. I start off with good intentions but by the 2nd coat I'm bored. Honestly, I can't paint my nails nicely with normal polish, it will smudge, even if I set timers and wait hours they always turn out bad. This is why I sometimes decide that gel polish is the only way for me to go. 

Sensationail Gel Polishes

Benefit's Push Up Liner - It's A Gimmick, Right?

Every now and then a product comes along which could either revolutionise the makeup game, or be a complete and utter gimmick. I'd heard very mixed reviews surrounding Benefit's Push Up Liner, but I managed to snag the Real Tempting Threesome set for just under £15, I figured it would be worth a try. 

Jouer Liquid Lipsticks - New Additions to my Collection

I'm very late on the bandwagon with liquid lipsticks. I still rarely wear them even now because I have horribly dry lips and so far every formula I've tried has made them worse (even when my lips are in tip top condition.) I finally caved in and decided to try the Jouer Lip Cremes, in the hope that their creamy textures would suit my lips better.

Jouer Lip Cremes Dulche de Leche and Citronade Rose

So...? Fragrances; A Blast From The Past*

I received and email mid August which sent me back in time, back to starting secondary school. After PE, basically every girl in Year 7 would pull out one of these sprays and the changing room would become a cloud of mixing smells. The email I mentioned, before I found myself down memory lane, asked if I would like to try a few of their reformulated and repackaged scents. As I used to love the scents so much I could hardly say no could I?

My Spending Ban and Project Pan

I start uni in less than a month, which is both terrifying and exciting. But it also means I'm going to have considerably less money than I'm used to and so I've decided: I'm on a spending ban.

Spending Ban and Project Pan

Huda Beauty: The Best Liquid Lipsticks Ever?

My Auntie flies in from Dubai every so often and last time she did, she kindly asked if I would like a couple of bits from Sephora. Of course, as someone who does not have easy access to a Sephora I jumped at the chance to choose a couple of bits, one of which was this cute set of Huda Beauty mini lipsticks.

25 Post Ideas for When You're Stuck

There's not long left of 18 post August now, we're talking only a week left and a handful of posts. I thought I would make today's one more helpful then informative in a way because there is way too much competition in the blogging world and not enough helping. Today I have 25 beauty blog post ideas to get you through September.

25 Beauty Blog Post Ideas

Sunday My Prince Will Come: A New Benefit Set

I'm going to start this post by saying that I love a good gift set, and that I also love makeup miniatures. So as you can imagine this Benefit set was right up my street. If you remember seeing this mentioned on the blog recently, you probably read my Charlotte Tilbury post, where I said that a Benefit gift set would be making an appearance - well here it is, I hope you enjoy!

Sunday My Prince Will Come

Say Hello to Your New Magnitone Brand Ambassador*

I've got some very exciting news to share with you today, which you may or may not already know, depending whether you follow me on Instagram or not. The other week I was accepted as a Magnitone Brand Ambassador which is super exciting. They sent along a box of bits and I thought I would introduce you to the brand through a small introductory post.

Magnitone Brand Ambassador

Anyone Can Blog, But Can We All Be Successful?

It's not often that I'll do a post in response to another, but today is an exception. Recently I read an amazing and eye opening post from Holly over at TheKittyLuxe (who I'm sure you all follow already!) Anyway her post discussed so called 'levelling up' within the blogging industry and how sometimes we can find ourselves floundering and unable to progress. I read the post the day it was published and since then couldn't help but wonder whether there is enough room for all of us - and also what we all class as success.

My First (But Definitely Not Last) Charlotte Tilbury Products

I don't know about you, but I find that some brands just ooze class, maybe it's the packaging or perhaps simply just the product, but there's definitely something that gives them the wow factor. For me one such brand has to be Charlotte Tilbury. Everyone loves her products, the packaging is very blogger friendly and you can't fault the marketing. Up until my birthday I hadn't really had the chance to try anything - sure I had a few of the lipstick pocket type things, but they're no comparison to a proper product.
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms

The Latest Clarins Free Gift - 5 Products!

Strange though it seems, I rarely go out and spend an extortionate amount of money while shopping. Instead my money disappears on little purchases here and there. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but I did go shopping last week with my auntie (who is very good at helping me spend money,) and I made a few substantial purchases. One of which I received a free gift with and I'm going to share it with you today.

Debenhams Clarins Giftset

Results Day: I Actually Got my Top Choice!?

It was results day today, as you could probably tell by the fact the hashtag #alevelresults was trending on Twitter from around 7am. I'll be honest I was nervous last night, sleep wasn't exactly coming easy and I was up most of the evening on TheStudentRoom looking at stories of people getting in to their chosen universities with low grades. I applied for English Language and Linguistics at Southampton in the end... and I got in!

Getting into a Russel group with low grades

My New Fragrance from YSL

I've never actually bought myself a proper perfume before. Sure I've got a Hollister spray or two, and a perfume I put on my Christmas list, but I'd never purchased one myself. This had to change of course and last week as an 18th birthday present to myself I finally settled on a perfume and I went and bought it.

Formula 10.0.6 Skincare - The Best Smelling Ever!?*

You've probably seen the brand Formula 10.0.6 pop up on Instagram lately as almost everyone seems to be trying it out. After commenting on a few photos from bloggers of the skincare, I noticed I had a message request asking if I would like to try a few bits - being the avid skincare enthusiast I am, I jumped at the opportunity!

Formula 10.0.6 Skincare

The Skincare Brand of the Moment: The Ordinary

The Ordinary is big right now; everyone and their dog seems to be raving about them. As usual I gave into the hype, I was less restrained than I have been with previous hyped up products due to the very affordable price tag.

The Ordinary Skincare Haul

Best Birthday Ever? I Fed a Giraffe!!

I turned 18 last week which was rather exciting, more exciting was that my dad and stepmum had a surprise lined up. I'm usually quite impatient when it comes to surprises but this one was definitely worth the wait.

Giraffe Feeding at Chessington

The Products I 'Needed' From Lush

If you weren't aware already, Lush are doing their yearly discontinuation of products (full list here) to make way for new ones. Which is all well and good, but it does mean those of us who love the products being discontinued have to make a mercy dash to stock up - like I did. There was a lot of uproar as fan favourite The Comforter shower cream is off, however I wasn't too worried about that one as I wasn't its biggest fan, but there was one that I couldn't miss out on. So I decided to show you what I ended up buying!

Lush Haul, Strawberry Feels Forever, Eau Roma Water, The Birth Of Venus

My GlamGlow Collection: Is It Worth The Hype?*

If you haven't seen GlamGlow pop up on blogs, social media or online, I'd be rather surprised. I managed to keep away from the hype for a while but then GlamGlow contacted me over Instagram after seeing that I'd tried a sample of their SuperMud to see if I'd like a tube to try out. Obviously I couldn't turn down that offer and since my collection has grown - but is GlamGlow worth the hype it's given?

It's My Birthday and I'm Finally 18!

The day is finally here, I'm actually 18 and let's be honest I don't feel any different. I've always been one of the young ones, everyone was on holiday for my parties. The only good thing about a summer birthday, is when you're 18 - everyone else is too and you can all go out and get drunk. (Not that I'm actually too into drinking, though I am partial to the occasional mango vodka and lemonade.) And yes, I did spend ages arranging little stars to make a good blog photo!

18th Birthday

Hello Gorgeous: It's The Perfect Lush Gift!

As you might know, it's my birthday tomorrow and today I thought I would share with you one of the gifts I received from some old family friends - I know I opened it early but we had a little get together so it seemed rude not to. While you might have seen this set pop up on my wish list, they say they never saw it which makes for a very happy coincidence really!

The MAC Lipstick I Repurchased

It's very rare as a beauty blogger that you will find me repurchasing anything, let alone a lipstick. This is usually because of two reasons: one being that I have so many others and two because I rarely fall in love with a product enough to want another. But obviously there are exceptions, and this MAC lipstick is certainly one of those.


Are You Ready for 18 Post August?

I've got some exciting news about August, as you might be able to tell from the title! I hope you're ready for some extra posts, and my birthday of course.

18 Post August

It's my Birthday! Here's my Wishlist!

Well, it's getting towards that time of year again... my birthday! Although this year it's a big one as I'm going to be the grand old age of 18. So I'll be able to go out and drink, and most importantly: I'm able to vote! As you can imagine my lack of vote in the latest election was infuriating. Anyway, today I thought I would share my birthday wishlist which has a mix of beauty, fashion and also some Lego just for fun!

Birthday Wishlist

My Makeup Obsession Palette

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen this palette pop up a couple of times because I do rather like it and it photographs well. The selection of shades are all my own thanks to the fact that this palette allows you to DIY a palette to include only shades you want. I wrote previously in the year about the first three shades I had added to my Makeup Obsession palette and now I've finished it I thought I might as well bring you up to speed.

Makeup Obsession Palette

Should I Go Back To Glossybox?

Now this isn't necessarily a proper review, mainly because if you're eagle eyed you may notice that this is June's Glossybox and it is now July. Instead this post is more around the idea of whether Glossybox is worth the £13.95 a month they are asking.

My Latest Purchases: Benefit, MAC and Glamglow

As you might be able to tell from the title of this post, I've been a little spendy lately. What with finishing exams and a few other not so positive occurrences I thought I deserved a few treats. There will definitely be some follow up posts letting you know what I think of some of my purchases as I want to try them out fully first.