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Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Foundation

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Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Foundation - £8.99   Maybelline were recently giving away free samples of their new Super Stay Better Skin foundation which unfortunately I don't think they're still running it. All you had to do was answer a little questionnaire about your skin type and shade and, naturally I think they sent me the lightest shade (light beige). However I do think it's slightly too dark/peachy coloured for my pinky but pale skin. I find that the foundation isn't patchy which I'm always worried about but I don't really think that it gives a great coverage as I have a few red patches which are still quite visible. I also like that it's not too drying and no too oily - it's just the right combination for my skin and looks great with a loose powder over the top which just makes sure that it doesn't budge. I probably wont be purchasing this foundation as it was just slightly too dark for me but, if there is a right shade f

Summer Essentials: Beauty

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Since June (and hopefully lots of warm weather) is on the horizon, I thought I would start a new set of posts where I share with you my summer essentials. Today I thought I would begin with essential beauty products that I tend to use to keep me going through the warm(ish) weather. I wont ramble on too much as I think I have mentioned most of these products on my blog before.  Firstly the everyone's summer staple when it comes to beauty should be, without a doubt, an SPF moisturiser such as the Garnier Moisture Match Illuminating Light Lotion with SPF 20 , to keep your skin protected. This is important all year round but particularly in warmer months. I don't really like putting your everyday sun cream on my face and I often forget to put it on before my make up so SPF in a moisturiser is really handy and isn't a sticky. The moisturisers also aims to illuminate your skin which is always a plus for the summer. To help me with this a highlighter is also a must to

Guest Post on Floral Danielle

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  Hey guys, the lovely Danielle from Floral Danielle contacted me asking if I wanted to write a guest post for her blog with the topic 'my top 5 bargains'. Being a keen bargain hunter, I jumped at the chance and wrote about my top 5 bargains all of which are from charity shop and vintage fairs. You can find the post here and make sure you check out the rest of Danielle's posts because she is defo one of my favourite bloggers!  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Stuck In My Ways

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Shirt - Primark // Jumper - H&M // Leather Look/Waxed Trousers - M&S // Boots - Topshop All Sorts Winter Outfit? Check. Winter Make Up? Check. It appears that I can't get out of my old A/W habits, wearing head to toe in dark colours. I can't really see that it's going change as we go into Summer properly as I am one of those people who is really cold at a slight gust of wind even when it's red hot. Rambling aside, I love these leather look trousers but don't really know what to wear them with. This will do for now.  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Plaid & Grey

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Dress - Primark (old) // Shirt - Primark (old) // Necklace - Primark // Boots - Topshop All Sorts I have been pretty busy recently revising and what not so I have kind of just been shoving any random stuff together. When rummaging around my wardrobe I found my grey Primark skater dress which I bought so long ago but rarely ever wear so I shoved my shirt on over the top and a statement necklace and was good to go.  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

nspa Ultimate Cleansing Tonic

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nspa Ultimate Cleansing Tonic I purchased the nspa Ultimate Cleansing Tonic not  long ago for a a mere £1 and thought I would give it a try as I was pleased with the quality of their hydrating face mask. It is a two-in-one cleanser and toner in a separated formula, one being pink and the other clear. All you do is shake it up to mix the two together and apply to remove all traces of make up and other crap from your skin. As with other 2-in-1 cleansing toners I've used, I find it quite greasy when applied. When removing my make up I prefer them to leave my skin feeling refreshed but this doesn't really provide that sort of feeling. I therefore tend to use an additional toner just to remove any added greasiness and to make my skin feeling a bit more cleansed. Despite this I cannot fault it on it's ability to remove eye make up. Oh ma lawd it's good. Just splash some on a cotton pad and gently wipe your eyes with it and it literally just dissolves - no rubbing!

Crazy for Daisies

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Daisy Crop Top - H&M // Mom Jeans - Charity Shop // Sandals - H&M It seems I am developing a bit of a love for daisy print at the minute and I could not resist this top at only £3.99. As I usually do with crop tops, I just shoved it on with my classic high waisted mom jeans. I think I got a little bit too excited at it being over 10 degrees so I whacked on my sandals and my feet were purple for most of the day but who cares? Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Monochrome

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 Cardigan - Primark // T-shirt - Primark Men's // Jeans - Topshop Jonis // Sandals - H&M I got another men's top from Primark. I think a white t-shirt is one of those wardrobe staple items and I have only just bought one. It is very rare that I ever buy anything in white as I am very clumsy and messy so am bound to make a mess of it which is just embarrassing. I just went for a casual look today and threw it on with my jeans and a cardigan. Ooh comfy.  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Leather Shorts

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Jumper - H&M // T-shirt (underneathe) - Urban Outfitters // Shorts - H&M // Rings - Primark // Boots - Topshop I am back to my old self wearing head to toe in black but can you blame me? I love the new jumper and shorts that I picked up in H&M recently and especially love how well they go together. These shorts are going to be worn so much this Summer as they're something a bit different to your usual denim shorts. Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Daisy

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Jumper - Urban Outfitters // Shorts - Vintage Levis // Boots - Topshop 'All Sorts' Are you sick of these boots yet? As you can tell I'm not and I'm not sure if I ever will be. Today I paired them with shorts and a daisy print jumper from Urban Outfitters. I like to see it as a Spring alternative to a Christmas jumper as it's kind of ugly but so incredibly fabulous all  at the same time. Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Review: Nailene Full Cover Nails

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Nail Varnish used - Barry M Nail Paint in Red Wine I've been meaning to blog about these nails since January but have only just got round to doing it but better late than never I supposed. I've never really worn false nails before and have never really found any in the colour/patter that I like but when I do I don't want to spend £6 on a pair of nails that I will wear once. But then I found these Nailene Full Cover Nails in 'square active' - a set of 200 plain nails. The price varies depending on where you look. They are cheapest in Bodycare (£4.99) and most expensive in Boots (around £8) but whatever the price they work about to be around 2-4p per nail which isn't bad at all and you can purchase them at your local supermarket such as Tesco and ASDA so they are really easy to find. Obviously not all of the nails will fit your nail size so you will have some left over but it means you can find the right nail to fit you and if they're too long you

Spring Make Up Look

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 Now that it's spring I like to try and update my make up look to make it more, well Spring like so I thought I would show you one of the looks I will be wearing this Spring.  I start off by moisturising with the Garnier Moisture Match Protect and Glow Illuminating Light Lotion with SPF 20 to protect my skin from the UV rays which particularly important in the warmer months. I then prepare my base with the Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer to reduce the appearance of pores to provide a smoother finish to my look. I blend the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation using the Topshop stippling brush followed by the Seventeen Wow! 3 way highlighter to emphasise my check bones  and add an instant glow which gives a dewy finish if that's the look you're going for. I then use the highly raved about Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer to cover up eye bags, spots and and any red areas on my face and it works like a dream. If you're not going for a dewy look, use  

Pastel Plaid

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T-Shirt - Primark // Skirt - Topshop (sale) // Boots - Topshop 'All Sorts' // Socks - Topshop // Bracelet - Topshop How Spring ready is this outfit? No cardigan, bare legs and colour! Ok so I cheated on the bare legs on, I am wearing clear tights but I can tell that slowly but surely, Spring is coming. I am very glad as it means I can finally whip out this pastel plaid skirt that I picked up in the Christmas sales for a mere £15 reduced from about £40. The fit is a bit weird but I adore it so much so expect to see it a lot this Spring/Summer as it's the easiest way to insert some well loved pastels into my wardrobe.  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!