Category: Beauty

5 Easy Beauty Storage Hacks

As a beauty blogger, it’s fair to say that I have accumulated a lot of makeup and skincare products over the past couple of years, so organisation is very important. MakeSpace, an on-demand storage service approached me recently, wanting to have a peak inside my beauty room to see how I store everything. Since it’s recently been updated they couldn’t have asked me at a better time. And let’s be honest, I love writing posts like this and allowing you to peek inside!

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eBay Bargains | Makeup Storage

I’m an absolute sucker for trawling around eBay, hoping to discover hidden gems that come in way below retail price. I’m constantly on the hunt for new makeup & beauty storage items for my ever-growing stash; little pieces that just make my collection that little more pretty, as well as practical. So, I felt it very necessary to share my most purse friendly makeup storage finds with you. In fact, they’re all under a fiver!

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Biggest Haul Ever

You know when you get a sudden impulse to go shopping? That “oh, I haven’t splurged in a while” feeling, and before you know it have bought the entire shop? Well, that moment of madness happened to me and over the past week have accumulated rather a lot because of it. So, I thought it would only […]

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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette | Review

Today I am absolutely thrilled to introduce you to the Cocoa Blend Palette from Zoeva. Prior to this, I had never purchased anything from Zoeva, (and I’d actually be lying to say I bought this, I was lucky enough to win it in a giveaway!). With such a range of palettes to choose from, I […]

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Origins Skincare Trio | Review

Firstly, a huge thank you and virtual hug for all the love and positive feedback on yesterdays spontaneous post, ‘Favourite Free Fonts For Bloggers‘, you all seem to be as obsessed with typeface as I am. I am so excited to be talking about a trio of products I just can’t put away in this weeks review. Who […]

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Best Budget Brushes

When I think back to what affordable brushes used to be like, I quiver; foundation streaks and unblended eyeshadow were all too common. Since then, the drugstore has come on leaps and bounds, and I’m just not interested in pricey brushes anymore. Sponge tipped applicators and corse, rough hairs are definitely a thing of the […]

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NYX Cosmetics Lingerie Liquid Lipstick

I was a complete liquid lipstick virgin before biting the bullet and purchasing this one from NYX Cosmetics. I had only the reviews from fellow beauty blogger and YouTubers to go by, so I was restrained and only bought the one to trial. I’m not one for spending time perfecting my lippy, so I was […]

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March Empties | Clarina

Afternoon ladies. Good news! The video I waited 14 hours to upload has finally been successful. Instead of my usual ‘monthly favourites’ video, I decided to switch things up a bit and go through a few empties I’ve accumulated over the last few weeks instead. After all, empties videos are one of my favourites to watch […]

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Best Skincare Products for Oily & Spot Prone Skin

I have tackled my incredibly oily and blemish prone skin for years, and as a result have made my way through countless products that have promised “clear skin” and “no more acne”. Very few, however, actually worked out for me. I’d often still wake up with a juicy new spot, and oil would continue to seep through my skin […]

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NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Finishing Powder

Oily gals listen up, I’ve found a cure. I stumbled across this powder from NYX Cosmetics under ‘recommended products’ somewhere unknown on the Boots website, and people are absolutely raving about it. This little pot of goodness has become my new favourite, and has wiped my Smashbox powder well and truly out of the picture. […]

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MAC Lipstick Collection

Aah MAC lipsticks. My obsession. A product that I’m proud to give top position on my acrylic makeup storage. My first ever was Ruby Woo, probably one of MACs most popular shades, the rest just seemed to follow. My collection now consists of over ten MAC lippies; I have a couple of duplicates which I didn’t feel needed […]

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My Haircare Routine | How I Care For My Hair

I received the most lovely request in my email inbox a couple of weeks ago to write a post discussing everything I do to care for my hair; my routine, what products I like to use, how I grow it etc. etc. – a huge compliment considering I’m very lazy when it comes to hair. […]

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Most Loved Moisturiser

I trust you all had a lovely and well deserved Easter weekend break. Mine was of course filled with chocolate eggs and not one, not two, but three roast dinners – blimey. I crawled back to the office today, still feeling completely full, along with a food baby, and reality hit me once again. However, […]

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Affordable Daytime Spring Makeup Tutorial

Spring has officially sprung. Easter Day began with a rather groggy feeling after I realised I lost a whole one hour of sleep due to the clocks jumping forward. However, a surge of motivation came to me after an incredibly lazy morning filled with chocolate eggs and films. So I decided to have a clear […]

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The Flawless Drugstore Base | Oily Skin

Cast yourselves back to my ‘How To Achieve A Flawless Base‘ video. You may have noticed that I used a few pricey products to create my typical daytime face. This routine is something I did most days, so as a result, I was getting through some rather luxurious products more quickly than I would have […]

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Disappointing Products | Clarina

As a beauty blogger, there’s nothing more that I love than experimenting with new products – but it isn’t always rainbows and fairies. I often concentrate on reviewing products I love, so I thought i’d change it up a bit and talk about some products that just haven’t worked out for me. I occasionally purchase […]

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GIVEAWAY | Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette *CLOSED*

Happy Wednesday! I’m throwing in a mid-week giveaway as a thank you for all of the support and love I’ve recently received here on Clarina Beauty. Want the chance to win the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette? Just follow the rules below. Another huge congratulations to Kirstens Modern Life, the winner of my last giveaway. She […]

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Top 5 Under £5

Recently I have been all about budgeting; finding small ways to save money. It’s been a good excuse to rummage through the shelves at Boots to find more affordable alternatives than my usually very high end taste. Here are my top five finds under a fiver. 1. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – £4.19 £3.99 This little […]

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

This week has been absolutely jam-packed, it’s been a constant roll of one thing, to another, to another. From planning blog posts & YouTube videos, to attending the largest Wedding Fair in the UK, to general catching-up-with-life duties. With a huge sigh relief, it’s over for a little while now. Amongst the craziness, there was […]

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Origins Skin Refining Oil | Review

This product has been staring at me on the counter at Boots screaming “buy me” for months now, but the price tag has always put me off. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever spent so much on a single skincare item. I eventually decided to take the plunge and as expected haven’t put it down since (this means […]

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