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July Makeup Haul

Although this is titled ‘July haul’, it’s really more of a May-July one but being too busy to blog, I decided to bulk it all into here. And to be honest there isn’t a LOT of makeup…I do have an ABH order to share soon with that controversial palette, but all in all I’ve kept makeup buying to the minimum. Mainly because I only started earning in July and that was just for three short weeks! I’ve been living on a proper student budget with absolutely no income at all from September 2016 and it wasn't fun, however it was valuable to have to live on a stricter budget and think carefully about where money was going. Anyway, I digress!  I justified myself the ABH haul and the things in this haul are kinda spontaneous and were mainly on sale so on with the haul!!

Coming to the end of teacher training, graduating and supply teaching


Hello lovely people, welcome back to The Blushing Giraffe. I almost cannot believe I'm finally writing this post, as it is one that has been in the works for a while, but also a topic I (sometimes) felt just wouldn't arrive - teacher training is finally over! And I don't want to say that in an ungrateful way in the slightest, because it has been an amazing journey. However, when they say it is tough - they are not kidding.

Everyday makeup routine // current favourites


Colourpop spring haul | Trying pressed shadows and glossy lips

colourpop spring haul 2017

Well hello lovely people! It feels wonderful to be writing an actual beauty post again and this one has been a long time coming. Whilst I was drowning in the intense pressure of teacher training, I had a cheeky splurge on colourpop thinking I was going to avoid customs...but sadly it was quite the spectacular fail, I can tell you that much! 🤦🏽‍♀️ I don't really want to go too much into the ins and outs but it was a huge error on colourpop's behalf as they didn't bother to change the prices on the customs label, meaning it looked like I had spent a lot more than I actually did - which, yep you guessed it, customs GALOR 🙄. Its a jolly good thing that I actually like most of what I ordered, since I ended up paying a lot extra for it...and hey, the day colourpop comes to beautybay will be a wonderful one haha!

Back from my blogging hiatus & a heart to heart


Well hello hello, it has been a VERY long time since I have sat down to properly blog and my what a whirlwind of a couple of weeks it has been! It has almost been over 2 months, which is the longest time I have ever not blogged. And its about time I changed that.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Experience & Treat!



Hello everyone! I am back with a super exciting post today, which has been in the works for a long while now. I was offered the opportunity to try an exciting teeth whitening kit * at the end of last year, and since I had seen a YouTuber I watch now and again review it, I quickly agreed. My teeth were never SUPER yellow, but I am an avid latte drinker and so they can get pretty stained and not as bright as I would like at times. I have previously tried the teeth whitening strips, but the results were very uneven because my teeth aren't perfectly straight, so that was kind of a big fail! Getting back to the brand I'm reviewing today - Smile Brilliant. I had seen the impressive results from that review, so I was super excited to try it out myself - and to cut straight to the chase, it is definitely a system that delivers results!