1 Step Closer to Being a Mermaid – Barry M Under The Sea Collection Review | Rachel

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There’s something about having my nails painted that just makes me feel so much more happy and confident about myself. I don’t paint my nails all the time and I rarely get them done properly, but regardless I still have an overgrowing collection of nail polishes; I’m obsessed! About 90% of my nail varnish collection are Barry M products. I’ve been using them for as long as I remember and they have such a diverse range of colours and styles, from matte polishes to shimmery holographic colours, I will never have enough Barry M nail varnishes! Recently they launched a whole new range full of holographic products which I was so excited for. I know the whole holographic trend has kind of died down a little bit now and they probably should’ve done it a few months ago, but I am still living for it! Being nail polish obsessed, the products I was most excited for were their Under The Sea holographic nail varnish collection and I couldn’t stop myself from trying them out.

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The Body Shop Matte Clay Foundation Review | Rachel

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Recently I have been having a tough time when it comes to my makeup. My foundation rubs off around my nose and my cheeks and it just makes my makeup look messy and leaves me feeling really self conscious. The whole purpose of makeup is to make you feel good about yourself right? When in fact it was just making me feel even worse. I desperately took to Twitter to ask for recommendations and I was told the Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation by The Body Shop could save me!

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The Photography Student Essentials List | Rachel

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So you’’ve just finished the first term of your photography degree, or maybe you’re planning to start one next year. Being an art student doesn’t come cheap, a lot of equipment is needed and your course will require lots of organisation and budgeting! I’m currently on the second year of my degree, so completing my first year has given me experience and time to learn what things are essential, and what’s just a waste of time. I’ve put together a list of stuff that I’ve found essential for my course, which will hopefully help anyone out who is jumping into the world of photography!

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Being a ‘Recluse’ on Halloween | Rachel

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Halloween. All Hallows’ Eve, whatever you want to call it. A night where most people my age spend their evening being social, attending parties, putting on their best costume and celebrating by drinking their entire body weight in alcohol! Celebrating what exactly I don’t quite know. I’ve never really understood the concept of Halloween to be honest, but growing up as a kid who was easily scared at the idea of ghouls and ghosts, I was never really a fan. Most normal kids would go trick-or-treating but I would sit at home, curtains drawn, praying nobody would knock at the door dressed in some creepy costume begging for sweets (it’s kind of weird when you think of it like that…). I remember going once and that was it! We also had a few family Halloween parties when I was a child but apart from the food and sweets I wasn’t too keen.

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Starting Something New | Rachel

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I’ve always been interested in art from a young age, whether it be colouring in (which I still do occasionally and can you blame me?) and finger painting all the way to now, where I have a passion for art in the forms of both photography and drawing. I love spending time drawing and designing but I rarely used to find the motivation or time to do it. After visiting MCM Comic Con again in May, I was inspired by all of the different artists and the prints they all had to offer. Obviously I came home with a few to put up on my wall and admire, but this time I actually thought, hey I’d love to do that myself! I turned on my laptop and started to create some work of my own and long story short, that was when I created Foxes in the Forest.

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes | Recipe

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Lemon meringue pie and cupcakes are two of the best foods you can eat, so what happens when you put them together? Whenever I (Rachel) have a day off work I find myself flicking through numerous recipe books, hoping to find something unique and tasty to make. I really fancied something lemon-y the other week, but baking lemon meringue pie is just too time consuming and who can be bothered to wait around for food that will only take seconds to eat? I had the best idea when I thought of making lemon meringue in the form of quick and easy cupcakes and I managed to find a recipe for just that!

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LUSH Intergalactic Bath Bomb | Rachel

Being a big Marvel fan, as soon as Lush brought out this ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ inspired product as an Oxford Street exclusive, I knew I needed to try it! Lucky enough for me, I didn’t have to wait till we visited the big store to get my hands on it, as Lush recently released this beauty in all stores! We were shown it in action at the Blogger event we went to last month and I picked it up straight after as one of my free items.

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