25 Thoughts everyone has on a night out! Don’t you agree?

After the show it’s the after party and after the party it’s the HORRIBLE HANGOVER.
From start to finish i’m sure you’ll agree we have all had nights out where most of these have happened, but would we change them? Of course we wouldn’t.

1. What do i wear? Am i cool enough for this? Is this too much?
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Do i look desperate in this?

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Fuck it , back to the first outfit i tried on 7hours ago.

2. How much make up is too much make up? Answer…I don’t know i’m applying eyeliner after way too much alcohol.

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3. GLITTER GLITTER WHO HAS THE GLITTER?. It ain’t a party until everyone in your party is covered in glitter.

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4. What time do we have to leave?? 10pm PERFECT. Actual time you leave, anywhere betweeen 10:15 and 10:45 and putting one foot in front of the other becomes increasingly difficult.

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5. If i miss free entry i swear to god i will kill her for making us stop at that public loo/bush/park so she could pee.

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6. Wait a second, am i more drunk than everyone? QUICK! Suggest shots so everyone can catch up.

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7. Wait a second, am i the most sober? HELL NO!  I am not being responsible for these dumb dumbs. SHOTS.

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8. I FORGOT MY ID, I FORGOT MY CARD, I FORGOT MY KEYS. No wait, its here. Carry on.

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9. We should pre-drink now so that we don’t have to spend money in the club.Next Day…WHO DID I THINK I WAS LAST NIGHT BILL GATES?

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10. Hello new best friend, we may have only just met a few seconds ago, whilst applying make up in the toilets but i just KNOW we are soul mates.

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11. To the over crowded smoking area everyone!

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12. To the over crowded bar everyone!

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13. Everyone must move everywhere together at all times, otherwise you won’t see each other again.

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14. (Insert name here) Is missing again! I saw them kissing (so and so) here. Fuck it. I’ll go get them .

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15. HELL YEAHHHHHH. This is OUR song. Let’s go girls, who run the world GIRLS!

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16. Oh ,shit – That shouldn’t have happened. Well here’s to sorting this mess out tomorrow.

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17. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! To anyone you have ever met. Ever.

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18. I’m sorry did my glare look like ‘PLEASE DANCE UP ON ME’ to you, NO?!. FRIEND SAVE ME QUICK, Claim to be my lover immediately.

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19. WHO TURNED ON THE LIGHTS, Jesus don’t make me see myself. Get me home now.

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20. Hello kebabish i’ll take one of EVERYTHING please.

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21. My bed, my beautiful, beautiful bed. Sure all 384301842 of us can sleep here.

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22. AHHHHHHH. I’m Dying.

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23. Who on earth is this in this photo/ texting me/ sleeping next to me.

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24. IM NEVER DRINKING AGAIN. I NEED COFFEE NOW.

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25. Same time next week?!

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Thanks for reading everyone.
Let me know in the comments if any of these have happened to you.
Danielle Jade
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What’s top of the playlist this month?

Hello everyone, It’s back, it’s been quite a while now since i last did this kind of post because admittedly i’ve been listening to more podcasts than Spotify but i thought i’d give you a quick update of what’s on my latest playlist.

1. SIA.
Again, like every other playlist post i do, i will start with Sia.
Taken from her This is Acting album is my new favourite; Cheap Thrills.
Favourite Lyric; ‘baby i don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight’
I just love this song. It’s guranteed to make you dance, as with all Sia songs i instantly fell in love with the lyrics, her voice, EVERYTHING. Sia never fails to make incredible music i’m always obsessed with at least one/two/three songs on her new albums and this time, it’s Cheap Thrills.

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2.DIE ANTWOORD.
I’m here again obsessed with the weird and wonderful sounds from Die Antwoord.
in particular; I Fink U Freeky / Baby’s on Fire.
Favourite Lyric:I fink u freeky and I like you a lot /Don’t worry ’bout it, just blow a kiss to me. I like danger, romance and mystery. I’m a lucky ducky, get mad shit for free. I rock more bling than Mr. T.
There is something about these two songs that make me want to go to the nearest party available and dance. It’s the kind of music you can release your inner bitch out of, get weird and let go.

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3.ELLIE GOULDING.
Ok so quite the opposite to my other choices this one is
Devotion – Acoustic Version.
Favourite Lyric:Cause this is devotion, I am lost, You’re the only one I see, Our bodies in motion, I am caught, Floating in your gravity
I recently saw Ellie Goulding in concert and was blown away by the acoustic version of this that she performed. It’s incredibly beautiful and 1000%better than the version released on her Delirium album. Such an honest raw and emotional song with beautiful lyrics.

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4.ARIANA GRANDE
Ariana is back and this is a killer song.
Dangerous Woman.
Favourite Lyric: Somethin’ ’bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman.
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout you.
Ariana i love this song. Now correct me if i’m wrong but doesn’t it make you feel empowered when you listen to this. Ready to conquer the world? It definitely does for me. It has the same vibe as what Bad Blood gives off, only with Ariana’s insane vocals. That girl can saaaaaaaang.

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5.ZARA LARSSON.
This may just be my new getting ready song, it’s so damn catchy.
Lush Life.
Favourite lyric:Yeah Imma dance my heart out ’til the dawn, But I won’t be done when morning comes, Doin’ it all night, all summer, Gonna spend it like no other
Ok so it’s not the most genius of songs, but it’s got the perfect summer vibe to it, it’s so catchy and i just love this girls voice. It makes me want to grab a bag and pop off on holiday. Yes Please.

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6. BEYONCÉ / LEMONADE.

Now let’s be real there is no way this album wasn’t going to be on here! It’s beyond incredible. I don’t think I can pick just one favourite song never mind one line of lyrics.
Also a video…A VIDEO. SLAY BEYONCE SLAYYYYYYYYY.

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What’s on your latest playlist?
Let me know in the comments.
Thanks, Danielle Jade
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Calling all beauty lovers! Make up Brushes – edition.

Hello beautiful people!

Today’s post is all about the wonderful make up brushes from http://www.makeupbrushes.co.uk

When I first heard about these guys I instantly fell in love with the website. They host a whole load of different brands in the same place so you can mix and match your brushes In one simple place. Having not heard of some of the brands before I was more than excited to try some of them out. I chose to go with So Eco and Japonesque.

 
I love everything about the So Eco company, all the products are designed to be biodegradable and sustainable, right down to the packaging.

First up is the So Eco finishing brush*.


Now, this lightweight brush is one of the softest things I’ve ever used. The double length cut bristles are like tiny little feathers against my face. Honestly I just sat stroking my face like a crazy person with this before I used it, it’s that soft. The brush itself suggests you use it with blusher to finish your look however if you’re like myself and have a somewhat smaller face this brush may swamp the size of your cheeks. That’s why I’ve chosen to use it with my finishing powder. It just helps it glide on effortlessly.

What would I rate this products out of 10? 7/10 soft, easy to use but for a different intention so I cannot give it 10.

Next up the Japonesque Kumadorie fan brush*.

 
Ok this item is cool. It’s as light as a feather and the almost cord like feel the handle gives off makes the brush feel more like a wand than anything else. It’s easy to grip because of the intricatly designed handle and the bristles catch the perfect amount of product when applying. I’d honestly never had a fan brush before now and I will not be turning back, as someone who loves a good highlighter I can’t even begin to imagine how wrong I was applying it before this brush, it really helps a little go a long way and creates more precise application.

I’d give this product a solid 9/10 (though i adore the design, the handle did feel funny for the fist couple of uses)

Finally back to So Eco* for this last set.

 

First I must say I love that it arrived in a little press stud  bag. This makes for easy travel. The set contains 5 brushes which are;

 I’m going to say I love the variation you’re getting with this bundle, they have thought about the whole eye area and not just the lids, for example, the eyebrow comb vs the mascara wand. It’s about a lot more than just eyeshadow with this set.

The fineliner brush is a thin brush almost like a lip liner, I used this to add a dark outline around the eye. The brush held the product well but I did go over it in eyeliner. I’m just not sure if I’ll get much use out of this brush using it solely for its intended purpose but I will use it more for creating cut crease eye looks.

The eyebrow comb is my favourite if you’ve seen my face you will be able to tell, I put a lot of time into my eyebrows. I love combing them, shaping them, filling them in. This brush just makes that so much easier!

 
The eye shading brush is perfect for creating an all over colour on the lids, great size and picks up colour well.

The angled eyeliner brush, again another brush I have changed the purpose of, I use this one to fill in my brows! I just love the straight angled line it can create.

Finally the mascara wand I used with my mascara primer to separate the lashes before applying mascara.

Out of ten I give this bundle 10! Despite changing some of the uses, I adore the different applicators!

I over the moon with my brushes and I think I’m going to love these the more I use them.

Thank you to Make Up Brushes Uk for these sets. I want to try everything you have now!

Go over to ;

http://www.makeupbrushes.co.uk and have a look at just how many different brushes and brands they have. If you’re a make up junkie you’re going to love this site. Hurry now whilst they have FREE DELIVERY! .

 
Thanks for reading

Danielle Jade.

*Products in this post were gifted from the company stated. All opinions are my own, for more information see disclaimer.  

What went on at the Blogging event: Bloggers Fashion Week! 

Hello everyone me again.

Hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful sunshine we’ve had for the past few days.

Today’s post is all about the last event I attended at Provisonal Studios Hoxton. Again hosted by the wonderful Bloggers Hangout. After having my invitation land in my inbox I immediately looked at the wonderful brands that were attending and got incredibly excited!

Some I had heard of before, some I had never heard of before and I was more than excited to have the chance to look and learn about both new and old brands.

Before heading to the event I picked out my outfit, standard skinny black jeans, boots, a cropped white tee, leather jacket and a hat. I know. A hat, I never wear hats.

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I grabbed my trusty little Olympus camera and jumped in to my Uber.
Arriving at the studios at around 12:30 I was immediately excited to see the more casual and calm room than the previous event. There wasn’t half as many people and I think this was really due to the fact of the time but also because the day was in two sessions. One 12-3pm one 6-9pm.

I gave myself enough time at the event to chat to pretty much all the brands. From nails to hair, face to feet, make up to keeping fit. There were all sorts of brands ready to offer tips, tricks and samples of their products.

I learnt so much in such a short time at the event and I cannot wait to show you all the items I was gifted. Side note; these posts are coming there is just so much to trial and show you all-stay tuned for those, i’m working my way through the products! I’ll have posts coming from Annie Haak, Lab 2 beauty, Sensationail, Leighton Denny, Magnitone, Monuskin, Weleda, Amie, Paul Mitchell, The Curl Company, SBC gels & Kenneth Turner.

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I am loving the Blogger Hangout events, i love talking to the brands, i loved learning so much and i cannot wait to see more in the future.

Thanks for reading everyone.

Danielle Jade
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Bronzed and beautiful; get the look! 

Hello everyone!

Today’s post is just a quick update on what I used to create this look;

 
I had so many of you asking where different aspects of this look came from so thought why not do a quick flat lay and show you all!

 
Ta-daaaa.

The end. No I’m totally kidding!

Let’s take a look at what I used to create the base of my make up!

 
I recently fell in love with this Barry M primer. It’s amazing. It feels exactly like a moisturiser when you apply it rather than others that I have used which feel like a heavy gel and block my skin. It’s perfect for evening out the skin tone and creating a base for your make up.

Using my real technique brush I apply a small amount of the Mac Studio Fix fluid in the shade NW13 to my face. I say small amount as this foundation can sometimes look a little heavy because of its excellent coverage!

To set this all, I used the rimmel lasting perfection powder sweeping it all over my face and locking in the work so far.

Next is my favourite step; contour. Using my all time top palette the Anastasia Beverley Hills contour kit and the real technique brush I took the two middle shades to create a highlight and contour duo. If you don’t already I highly recommend adding this kit to your make up collection. It’s become a staple in mine.

 
Next up… Eyes.

 
First thing I always do when starting eye make up. I apply the Manna Kadar lash primer. The clear gel will help to make them appear thicker and fuller all day long.

Ok first things first; Eyebrows. I start off with the rimmel brow this way and comb the product through my brows to lift and shade them. I then take the the sleek brown duo in the shade light to create my eyebrows. Using the wax to outline what shape I want the brows I line the lower outside edge all the way along the arch to the tip and then fill them in using the powder. Tadaaaaa.

 
Using the three eyeshadows above I take the marks brush and start with the White/silver shimmer. I then take the dark brown Kiko eyeshadow and place this colour into the crease, before I blend this I take my favourite gold from Kiko and place it in the middle. At this point you will have three strips of different colours. To create this almost ombré eyeshadow look I then take my Barry M shadow brush and from the corner to the outer of the eye I blend blend blend.

I then finish the eyes with a small black line, using the supercat just to emphasise the eyes, and finish with the Benefit They’re Real! Mascara.

Finally it’s time for lips.

 
Using the Natural collection brown lip liner I outline the shape of my mouth emphasising the Cupid’s bow and paint on revlons choco-licious.

So there you have it! I hope this helped clear up any questions you have about what I may have used.

Thanks for reading

 
Danielle Jade

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The Bloggers Hangout – LFW- Event. What caught my eye?! 

Hello beautiful people, todays post is a look back on my day at the Bloggers Hangout event i recently attended.

The event was at 1pm and by that point i think i had spent enough time applying every highlighter i just purchased before putting on my new favourite all black Noisey May dress and requesting my Uber. The theme was all black chic which is perfect for my 99% black wardrobe.

Once my Uber dropped me off i was immediately lost! Perfect, well done Danielle. Luckily a fellow blogger was there to endure the hunt for the venue with me and we did eventually make it, even if we did think we were walking into someones back garden at one point.

The venue was smaller than i imagined but i do think that added to the atmosphere. It created the hustle and  bustle of an almost indoor market feel whilst maintaining the peace and ambience  any compact and well organised event would.

There were so many fabulous brands within the building and i loved chatting to everyone. All the tasters i tried were truly delicious, it would be so hard to pinpoint a favourite!

 
I did come away with some items, that i just have to share with you all though, as some of these really did catch my eye.

First up,

Cranes. This company is set up by twin brothers that put the focus of their ciders into the hands of tiny little cranberries. They have three very distinct yet very different flavours; original cranberry, strawberry and kiwi and my favourite raspberry and pomegranate.

 

 Not only do these ciders taste, crisp, clean and ultimately delicious, they are only 99 calories a bottle! Perfect for those of us who want to cut down on sugar.
The gift box of three retails at £8 which i think is perfect pricing, less than £3 per bottle for this unique cranberry cider.

Next up is a brand called get buzzing. You may have heard of these guys before, they are making delicious flapjacks with no nuts at all in the product. With 100% natural ingredients these snack bars are perfect for people on the go. They are also vegetarian which is an added bonus.

 
I took away the peanut butter flapjack as I didn’t understand how this could taste anything like peanut butter if it contained no actual peanuts.The flapjack tasted mainly plain at first but the more of the bar you eat, you get a sense into the fact that there is some peanut butter flavour incorporated.Now if I was to be super picky I’d say more peanut butter flavour please, but the point of this product isn’t for it to taste 100% like peanut butter it’s to create a taste illusion for people who may be allergic to nuts and that is brilliant.

Onto the next bar that truly fascinated me, the crobar.

 
Watching people’s faces as we are told this product contains cricket flour was one of my personal highlights within the whole event. There’s the immediate, ew. Followed by the temptation to try it, the questions of why!? Then the actual taste.
Fascinated I opted for the peanut flavour in hopes it would have a weaker taste than raw cocoa and I was correct.

 
I actually enjoyed the taste of this bar but not the texture. This product won’t crumble is an almost wet dough like texture that squished together. For me that texture is what I couldn’t get my head around more than the fact it had cricket flour in.

Next up, another favourite of mine. Bluebird tea co gave me two samples to take away. Immediately I loved the packaging. I drink tea nearly everyday. Peppermint tea has become my hangover remedy.

 
The Mojitea, is delicious! Peppermint and lime are two of my favourite flavours and I let this brew until it was quite strong to really keep in those flavours. I wouldn’t say it tastes exactly like a mojito but it is as close as a tea can get.

The morning kick tea, I wish I hadn’t brewed it for as long. Ginger can be quite a hit or miss flavour for myself and I think had I taken the tea bag out sooner I would have enjoyed this more. The smell of this tea however is incredible! It really does make me feel ready for the day.
Finally I started with a drink so I’ll end with a drink. (Well jelly)

 
From cocktail mania, Jelly shots. I’m sure on the day these girls had a mission to get everyone drunk, I obviously happily obliged. How could I say no?

 
Alcohol and colours that look like they came straight out of Willy Wonkas  factory. I’m in. The flavours were delicious. I would like all the flavours at every future party I host please!

Other brands I didn’t bring away testers from but highly adored include Co-Yo and the protein drinks co and Ross and Ross.

 
These brands certainly caught my eye, I found their products were fascinating and the brand representatives very informative and relatable. I wish I could post more about them however I’m afraid I didn’t take away products to fully review for you all now.

 
I had so much fun at the event, I think I’m starting to get the hang of these now, and going on my own isn’t half as scary as I think it’s going to be.

Thank you to the team over at Bloggers Hangout for inviting me. I cannot wait to see what else you have in store!

Thanks for reading Danielle Jade

(I better go eat now, I’m super hungry after this)

Beauty & Bra Haul.

Hello beautiful people i hope you’re all well!
It’s finally here, the post you wanted to see!
It’s my, TK MAXX mini-haul!

Whilst looking for decorations for my Galentines themed afternoon tea, I wandered into TKMAXX looking for different cups and saucers, to my dismay there wasn’t a home section in this store (which is the stupidest thing ever) however I spotted the beauty isle and it was bye bye tea cups, hello shiny new purchases.

I had been lucky enough to pick up a Nars lipgloss in the past from TKMAXX so I was excited to see what they had in store.

This brings me to my first item,

 
The Olivia Palermo collection with Ciate. Somehow I hadn’t heard of this collaboration lipstick before but as soon as I saw the colour I was sold.

 
You may have noticed by now I am a fan of lipsticks. They are my (not guilty at all) guilty pleasure. I mean, this blog is basically becoming my life and lipstick but who can complain when they are so beautiful!?

 
The formula of this lipstick feels great! It’s smooth and velvety and a single swipe gives a good amount of colour. There’s nothing I hate more than feeling like I’m painting a lipstick on for the smallest amount of colour to come through, therefor I was truly impressed with this lipstick.

 
The colour I purchased Is called Cashmere. It’s a nude based lipstick with soft brown undertones, which is something completely different to what I usually go for. That seems to be a theme recently with me, I’m trying out more and more colours. It’s just more fun.

In TKMAXX this lipstick was just £5.99 which is the bargain of the century with it retailing at £19.00 I mean, my only wish is that I could have got all the colours available, however the fingerprints on the other lipsticks put me off. Seriously guys, stop poking products, is gross.

Next up is another Ciate product, this time it’s a nail polish. Now, I love painting my nails, my Nanna is insanely talented at nail art and I’ve grown up admiring her talent and nail polish collection, the only problem is, I cannot wear nail polish for work and so have stopped buying as many as I used to. This one however I couldn’t leave in the store.

 
It’s a black based polish with gold yellow and copper shimmers running through, and not in a tacky clumpy chunks of glitter kind of way , it’s more of a subtle twinkling type of glitter. Now, hold for how cheesy this is but it’s almost like the stars in the sky kind of glitter, super pretty!

 
The reason I adore this is that my favourite colour is black, you may have noticed, and I also love anything that glitters, so it’s perfect! I feel I could wear this when going for cocktails with the girls for that extra little sparkle. The name of the polish is twilight and I think that perfectly describes the colour you’re going to get.

This polish retails at £9.00 but I bought it for £3.99

 Now it’s not all beauty in TKMAXX there are some hidden gems dotted throughout the store. I took a look at the underwear isle and soon enough I found myself with two bras in my basket.

First up is this two tone black and nude bra from the Heidi Klum collection. What pulled me towards buying this item was the detail, the three bows, the contrasting  black floral lace on the nude base and the ribbon running along the frame of the bra. There is a lot going on with this garment and its just stunning.

 
The bra is underwired and like any other bra can be tightened at the straps. There isn’t any padding which I prefer, however it does push up the bust and creates a flattering shape framing the collar bones.

This bra is called Amelia by Heidi Kulm Currently on sale in Selfridges for £38 I grabbed this for only £9.99.

The second bra I picked up is from the Jessica Simpson collection, and it’s just incredible. This lace bralet has underwire but no padding. It’s perfect for those days when you are lounging around and want to feel comfortable.

 
Also, it’s super sexy. The slightly see through lace makes this one super delicate though, so hand wash only! The tag says $31 dollars which is around £22 but again TKMAXX gave me an incredible saving and it was only £6.99

 
Ok, that was a brief break from beauty (pun fully intended) so back to make up we go.

Next up, are my last two beautiful finds. Eyeshadow.

First up, Stila. Whilst browsing I stumbled upon this single Stila eyeshadow.

 
This colour is the exact colour I like to use for the base of my eyelids. I adore colours like this because they create a solid base that is easy to build upon. It’s an almost sandy colour that looks natural but just gives the eyes that beautiful finish.

 
Here’s a swatch of the colour on my pale hands. It’s just delicious! The eyeshadow also feels really nice and has an almost satin finish, not grainy at all, like others I’ve come across before. It’s a well formulated powder that I can tell is going to last a long time.

This eyeshadow retails at £18.00 but I bought it for £4.99

Next up, my favourite purchase.

 
Nars, is perhaps the most well known brand I will include in my blog today. It’s very highly recommended amongst other bloggers, so I was again excited to grab this perfect duo.

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Just look at it *ahhhhhhhh* these golden/orange colours are a dream for someone who uses Browns and coppers more often than not. The shadow on the left is matte and the right has a shimmer to it. I cannot wait to blend these colours into my darker browns and give that orange colour burst to my blue eyes.

The Nars duo eyeshadows retail at around £25 however this was only £9.99

So in total had i paid the retail price for all the above items i would have paid around £131.00 but thanks to TK MAXX i only paid £41.94
I still cannot get over that huge saving of £89.04

I hope you liked my mini-haul guys!

Let me know of what other bargains your have found in your local TK MAXX and if you haven’t before have a pop in next time and see what you can find!

Thanks for reading

Danielle Jade x