30 January 2017

Fleur de Force Eyeshadow Quads - An Impressive Discovery!

Quality budget eyeshadows are hard to find.  Although the drugstore eyeshadows have gotten better over the years, they can be hit and miss still.  Yes, there are the Collection palettes (swatches here), however there hasn't been many other budget brands that have a palette with a good choice of colours.

Fleur de Force Eyeshadow Quad Review Swatch - Aspiring Londoner


26 January 2017

theBalm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette - THE face palette you need!

It's 2017 and contouring is still here.  I don't care what the YouTubers' are saying about trends that need to die; contour palettes are still all over the place!  The newest one comes from theBalm - Highlite 'N Con Tour™!  A palette that has all your face powder needs covered - two shimmery highlighters, two matte highlighters, two matte contour powders, a matte bronzer power and a matte blush.

theBalm Highlite N con Tour Palette Review + Swatch - Aspiring Londoner


18 January 2017

5 Awesome Free Resources for Bloggers

Being a blogger isn't all macarons and peonies (I'd argue, it never has been for me!) - there are a lot of skills involved; most of which are self-taught.  It's pretty difficult trying to teach yourself to take better and better photos, fix the little coding issues on your blog template, SEO etc. etc. etc.!  Thankfully there are a lot of resources on the www to give us bloggers a helping hand.  I've found quite a few over the last few years that have helped me, and I continue to find more and more that I want to share!

5 Awesome Free Resources for Bloggers - Aspiring Londoner


10 January 2017

How to: Downsize Your Makeup Collection

Being a beauty enthusiast and a blogger, I’ve accumulated quite the collection over the years.  It came to the point last year, where I was quite overwhelmed and even put me off blogging as I couldn’t face going through my collection.  There was a strange mixture of guilt, overwhelm and sadness.  I had too much stuff and it took the joy away from one of the things I enjoyed so much!  I didn’t know what to do or where to start.  I started to get rid of things so many times, but never got past the feeling of ‘oh but I love this and I spent so much money on it!’ or ‘I’m going to put that in my makeup bag and then I’ll definitely use it more!’ – do you know what?  It never happened.

How to: Downsize Your Makeup Collection - Aspiring Londoner


5 January 2017


New year’s resolutions’ – I make them almost every year and I never achieve all of them.  Part of me thinks why bother?!  The other part thinks, well, had I not made any resolutions, I wouldn’t have even achieve what I did!  So on the 30th of December, I’m sat here writing these goals to share with you guys as I hope to improve myself a little more in 2017.  Remember self-improvement isn’t always about being perfect, it’s about striving to be better than you were yesterday.

2017 New Year's Resolutions - Aspiring Londoner


3 January 2017

2016 Favourites

I don't think I'll be classed as a real blogger if I didn't write this post.  It says so in the handbook...(eye roll at the rubbish joke).  I wanted to write this as for the first time in a couple of years I've enjoyed reading others' posts and I wanted to share some of the beautiful products I've loved over the last 12 months.  It was hard to narrow it down especially with skincare, special shoutout to Pestle and Mortar - you'll be hearing more about them soon.  Keep on reading to see what has made the cut!

2016 Makeup, Skincare and Lifestyle Favourites - Aspiring Londoner
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