BLACK FRIDAY WITH BEAUTY BAY!

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Black Friday (or is it week? month? I dunno, I’ve lost track now!) is upon us once again and you I’ve hand picked some of my most coveted goodies from the Beauty Bay sale!

Makeup

Beauty Bay – The Showtime Beauty Box

Was £40 Now £32

Made By Mitchell – Blursh Collection

Was £84 Now £30

Makeup Revolution – Friends Eyeshadow Palette Vault

Was £60 Now £36

Skincare

Revolution Pro – Lip Care Secrets Set

Was £25 Now £12.50

By Beauty Bay – The Facial Cleansing Brush

Was £25 Now £15

Mario Badescu – MB Favourites Kit

Was £62 Now £43.40

Haircare

Brush Works – Molly Mae Styler Bundle

Was £149.95 Now £119.90

Revolution Haircare – Bond Plex Restore Kit

Was £30 Now £18

Mermade Hair – Blowdry Brush

Was £54 Now 37.80

Now get out there and pick up some bargains beauties!

THE BRIDAL BEAUTY BUYS YOU NEED FOR YOUR BIG DAY

I could very well have descended into lunacy but hear me out…I think I’m going to do my own wedding makeup.

I know, I know.

Do I really need to extra stress? Definitely not.

Am I worried that things will go wrong on the day? Absolutely.

Do I think I’m even capable of it? Actually, yes I do!

I know my own face. I know what I like and what I don’t. I’m no MUA but I like to think I know my way around a good base by now and of course let’s not forget the money I’ll save!

So now I have just over 10 months to collect and test the perfect selection of wedding day essentials (and by the way, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated).

For now I’ve set my sights on some pretty gorgeous bridal beauty buys and I think you’re going to love them too!

Spectrum Collections Something Blue Bridal Brush Set

£24.99

The perfect set for any bride to be.

This 3 piece brush set, presented in a beautiful “something blue” gift box contains a powder, brow and double-ended eyeshadow brush to add the finishing touches to bridal makeup looks.

Finished with a white pearlescent handle, rose gold detailing and pastel blue bristles these brushes will look picture-perfect for those all important bridal preparation shots.

spectrumcollections.com

P.Louise Love Tapes Eyeshadow Palette – Wedding Wish

£17

Our final chapter was a Wedding Wish. I pressed play on our last love tape and all of my dreams came true, the perfect Proposal started a new journey of Endless Love. I laced myself in the softest of sparkles and all eyes were on me. I never expected you to put a Ring On It but babe that was our destiny… I’m Forever Yours. Our Mini Wedding Wish palette portrays those soft subtle shades, perfect for anybodys big day. Contains 8 Shades, 6 mattes and 2 shimmers of soft, true nude tones for a subtle glam.

plouise.co.uk

The Bridal Beauty Co The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Box

£50

The Ultimate Beauty Box is finally here featuring a whopping £250 worth of products! This edit is your chance to try out all sorts of fabulous skincare, makeup and hair styling products by the best beauty brands.

thebridalbeautyfestival.com

Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick – Wedding Day

£22

Every new Huda Beauty arrival is more spell-binding than the last and this dreamy matte bullet lipstick is certainly no exception The intensely pigmented and long-lasting matte comes in a versatile range of nudes, pinks and reds that are bound to suit any and every skin tone while also boasting an ultra-comfortable formula.

cultbeauty.co.uk

Spectrum Collections Bridesmaid Clutch Bag and Brush

£19.99

Bride Mail incoming…

The perfect gift to ask your Bridesmaids to be part of your special day.

These envelope style clutch bags finished in a white pearl vegan leather include a miniature size A04 Tapered Finishing Brush for those all important powder touch ups on the big day.

With a wrist strap, magnetic closure and rose gold detailing the opening of the bag is printed with the message “I couldn’t say I do without you“. Each bag also includes a blank note card for you to personalise with your own message for each receiver.

spectrumcollections.com

The Bridal Beauty Co The Honeymoon Edit

£35

This one-off limited edition is worth over £150 and is jam-packed with travel-size AND full-size products by award-winning and best-selling brands to take you straight from the big day, direct to your honeymoon adventures.

thebridalbeautyfestival.com

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Bridal Makeup Kit

£88

Darlings, whether you’re the bride-to-be, a beautiful bridesmaid or a gorgeous guest, my Magic Bridal Makeup Kit has everything you need for makeup magic touch ups on the day, for a flawless look that’s guaranteed to mesmerise the room!

charlottetilbury.com

Revolution x Corpse Bride Collection

INDIVIDUALLY PRICED

You are cordially invited to the union of the year, it’s the enchanting Revolution x Corpse Bride collection! It’s time to party like the skeletons downstairs and find your perfect match with these haunting products. Are you ready to say ‘I do’ to the dark-haired temptress?

revolutionbeauty.com

Charlotte Tilbury Build Your Own Wedding Beauty Kit

PRICES VARY

Darling, build your own wedding makeup and skincare kit to save a magical 15%* off!

Choose your skincare and makeup for a dreamy wedding look.

charlottetilbury.com

L’Oréal Paris x Ellie Saab Bridal Collection Eyeshadow Palette

£15.99

L’Oréal Paris and Ellie Saab have teamed up to create the luxurious, limited edition Bridal Collection with blushing brides in mind. The wedding-inspired collection features this eyeshadow palette, which emcompasses an unexpected variety of shades, from soft lilac and deep forest-green to super-wearable nudes in matte and shimmer finishes.

lookfantastic.com

Honestly I’m kind of dying over all of these but being realistic I know I need to keep things simple and not overwhelm myself with products.

My god what have I let myself in for…

I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I’M FEELING 32…

And just like that, bam! I’m one year older and a whole lot wiser!

I feel like my life has changed so much since my 30th birthday. I guess from the outside things may seem much the same but as a person I have grown into someone I don’t even recognise sometimes.

After years of thinking I’d missed my chance I finally became a university student and am just hours away from submitting my first assignment (something I’m both thrilled and terrified about!).

I genuinely never imagined I’d get to this stage, with children to raise and bills to pay it all just seemed so out of reach but with the right people around me and a whole lot of determination I’m here and it honestly feels so good! I think I just wish more than anything that I’d had more faith in myself ten years ago but better late than never I suppose.

My children are thriving and my fiancé (who has just started a new job with no more evening or weekend shifts!) and I have finally set a wedding date. Roll on September 2022!

This year we have started to achieve a more healthy work/life balance and I’m so grateful for that. For the first time in a long time we have guaranteed Christmas plans and I’m actually giddy with excitement!

The hard times will always be hard and I’m not saying that my life is perfect but at times it feels pretty damn close and I feel so incredibly lucky.

Getting older will never be the answer to all of life’s problems, for me it was more realising that growing up didn’t mean that things were set in stone. My life could be what I make of it if I work hard enough.