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As sunglasses, shorts and floral dresses get rummaged out from the bottom of draws and wardrobes, you know that summer is finally here. The main tell tail for me, that summer is here, is that I will be an oily mess. My makeup slips and slides all over my face in the heat, so I most often opt for a light base, which gives me the opportunity to balance it out with a bold yet pretty lip.

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Bright or neutral, opaque or sheer, moisturising or matte – I have chosen seven lip colours to share with you that I will most certainly be wearing this summer. When choosing my summer lip picks, I noticed that a lot of brighter shades tend to have a sheen finish even though I personally prefer a matte lip for longevity. To combat this, I simply dust a loose, translucent powder over the top and voila – simple as that!

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Left to right – Nars Brigitte, W7 Glamorous, Too Faced Debutante, Makeup Revolution Sweet Boy With a Big Mouth, Benefit Wing Woman, Clinique Plum Pop & W7 Spontaneous

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Nars Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte – A moisturising peachy pink which is very comfortable on the lips

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W7 Chunky Lips in Glamorous – A pinky lilac lip crayon with a creamy formula

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Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Metallic Lipstick in Debutante – A metallic peach with gold flecks

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Velour Lip Cream in Sweet Boy With a Big Mouth – A barbie pink lip cream with the most incredible smell of vanilla cupcakes

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Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Colour in Wing Woman – A moisturising, sheer, peachy nude with gold flecks

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer in Plum Pop – A dusky plum which is semi-matte yet moisturising

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W7 Chunky Lips in Spontaneous – A pinky coral with a moisturising formula

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I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer, whether you are at home or have been away. If I’m being honest, I’m already excited for Autumn/Winter, which also means the return of berry lips! Perhaps I will do an Autumn lip picks blogpost..

What is your summer lip pick? Which lipstick do you reach for time and time again during summer?

Ruby Red R0ses xoxo

Aloha my beautiful readers, it has been a little while, hasn’t it. I apologise, I know everybody does, but I truly am sorry. I blog and vlog honestly, so I am going to continue being honest with you, life just got a little bit on top on me.

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We moved house, a big change in itself, but we are now living on a 7am-7pm building site. This means I can’t film videos until after 7pm, because let’s be honest, I’m not going to get up at 5am to film videos, I love making youtube videos but I’m not crazy. Then… A) There’s only a certain amount of videos you can film in that short window after 7pm B) After 7pm I just want to chill out, have baths, watch youtube, edit content and have quality family time.

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If I’m being honest, again, “Where there’s a will there’s a way” comfortably fits this situation. I lost the will, motivation and inclination to create content whether that be on my blog or youtube channel. I wasn’t feeling fully myself and I dont want to create content that isn’t 100% me.

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I don’t watch Pretty Little Liars but the quote “I’m back bitches – A” feels very appropriate. However it should be “-R” because I’m Ruby and all. Ah, I digress, have you missed my rambling, probably not, just pretend you have.

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Right, so I’ve decided I’m not going to pile so much pressure on myself, I am one of those people who beat myself up massively if I don’t achieve the 1000 things on my to-do list that day. Blogging and vlogging is supposed to be a bit of fun, it isn’t my job but oh how I wish it was, however there is no obligation to put content out there, I solely do it for the thrill of it. I believe if you’re doing what you love, it shines through, I don’t want to be forcing content out like a machine as I feel my audience will pick up on this.

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What next then I bet you’re wondering. In a couple of weeks I am going to New York, I can barely contain my excitement, I am hoping to create content about my trip once I get back. Between now and then, I’m trying to plan our trip so we can get the most out of our 7 days, whilst focusing on myself and my own wellbeing. Then in September, I will start attending a sixth form, which currently fills me with a lot of anxiety at the prospect of not knowing anybody at all. I hope to still produce content whilst doing A-levels, but on a much smaller scale, instead of every day more like a couple of times a week.

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I have throughly enjoyed writing this chattier post, I would love to do a weekly round-up post, perhaps on a Monday morning. It would sum up my week and I could link to all the content I uploaded that week – blogposts, videos and perhaps social media posts. Please do let me know if that is something you would be interested in seeing.

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I appreciate every single person who reads my blog and wish we could be the best of friends and go for coffee. Unfortunately for geographical reasons, we can’t, but I would love to get to know you all a bit better. Please share with me down in the comments something good or bad or exciting or annoying or funny, absolutely anything, that has happened to you recently. I would truly love to know!

Ruby Red R0ses xoxo

PS. Hope you like the photographs, I snapped them one evening whilst on a dog walk, I am so happy with how they turned out.

Highlighting has blown up in the beauty world, a completely matte base used to be the desired look, but now looking like a glazed donut is the new in thing. I’m overall really happy with my highlighter collection, I feel like I have a wide range of products and I hope this post inspires your wish list or for you to root to the back of your makeup collection!  I’m planning on filming the full face of highlighter challenge for my youtube channel so make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss out on that.

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Makeup Revolution radiance highlighter palette –  Very subtle highlighters, the first two shades are perfect to mix together and use as a setting powder. The slight shimmer prevents your face from looking flat like matte powders can cause. The bronze shade works well as a bronzer, a subtle highlight and an eyeshadow.

Bare Minerals warm radiance face colour – I rarely use this as I find loose powders such a faff, however, it does give a lovely warmth to your cheekbones. It is very warm toned and pigmented so a light hand is needed.

MAC soft and gentle mineralise skinfinish  – A cult beauty product that lives up to the hype. A beautiful, golden highlight that has the perfect amount of pigmentation. It has a smooth texture and doesn’t highlight uneven skin texture.

Body Shop honey bronze golden highlighting dome – A very creamy consistency that works well for strobing under foundation or as a subtle and healthy looking highlight.

Makeup Revolution radiant shimmer brick – In terms of quality and price, this is hands down my favourite, at £3 I wonder how it is so amazing! The top two shades are my favourite, they are insanely pigmented but not chalky or have a lumpy texture. When all swirled together, they make a beautiful shimmery bronzer, perfect for summertime.

The Balm Mary Lou manizer – Another cult beauty product that lives up to its hype. Mary Lou is an incredible champagne shade with such finely milled shimmer that it looks perfectly smooth on the skin. I use Mary Lou constantly and an indent hasn’t even been made into the powder.

Nars copacabana – Copacabana is insanely pigmented but as it is a liquid, it blends out beautifully and doesn’t look cakey or too much. It is a very pale pink iridescent highlight so I feel the it would work really well on pale skin as it would actually look like a highlight not a bronzer or blush.

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Left to right; three shades in the radiance palette, Mary Lou, soft and gentle, radiant shimmer brick, warm radiance face colour, golden highlighter dome, copacabana.

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I tend to wear a couple of these alternatively, so after writing this, I am definitely going to make a conscious effort to try and use some of the others more often.

What is your favourite highlighter? Have you caught on to the highlighting craze?

Ruby Red R0ses xoxo

My justification for buying another eyeshadow palette is that I don’t actually own a palette with all the colours on the rainbow in like this one does. “I own too much makeup” said no girl ever!

If you want to see how I step by step created the look below then be sure to watch the video.

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Peachy eye with a pop of green on the lower lash line.

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35 pigmented and beautiful eyeshadows for £20, yes please!

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Morphe sell such high quality products for extremely affordable prices. Like every other makeup junkie on the planet, I have my eye on the 35o, but it is gold dust!

Do you own anything from Morphe? Do you own any bright eyeshadows or are you a neutrals kind a gal? 

Ruby Red R0ses xoxo

Tanya Burr is a youtuber and blogger, which I am sure many of you were already aware of, as she has over 3.5 million subscribers on her youtube channel. Youtube stars releasing cosmetic lines are a really love or hate topic, but personally I love it. Tanya released her original range in 2014, since then she has added many permanent and limited edition products to her range and has had a complete brand design makeover. The lip glosses I have are all in the original packaging, as I bought one of them way back when she first released them, whilst the rest I have bought from beauty outlets when they were taken out of stores to make way for the new packaging.

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The lip glosses retail for £5.99. I feel as if this is quite expensive for a lipgloss when other brands in Superdrug like Makeup Revolution and MUA do good quality products for at least half the price. When a Youtuber releases cosmetics, I feel as if you are definitely paying for their name more than the quality of the product. For all my lipglosses aside chic, I paid 99p, which means I got 6 lip glosses for the price I originally paid for one. I cannot link most of the shades as they have been discontinued but I would highly recommend popping down to a beauty outlet near you and having a rummage around as you get a lot of bargains.

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I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked these lip glosses considering it is a “celebrity” makeup brand! They are sticky which I rather like, I feel like this makes them stay on longer and they don’t smear all around your mouth. They smell like watermelons which is definitely a bonus and have a really opaque coverage. The applicator allows precision, whilst covering a large area of your lip, so it only takes a matter of seconds to apply.

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Left to right – champagne toast, chic, just peachy, sparkling dewdrops, exotic island, enchanted forest and vampire kiss.

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Champagne Toast – Nude almost clear with flecks of glitter in, nice for putting over any lipstick to make it glossy.

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Chic – Nude pink, looks lovely by itself or on top of a nude lipstick.

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Just Peachy – A peachy baby pink, quite hard to build up to be fully opaque, would suit very light skin tones.

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Sparkling Dewdrops – Your lips but better colour, a medium pink with flecks of glitter in.

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Exotic Island – A bright purple pink, a very bold colour, but perfect for summer.

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Enchanted Forest – A classic berry purple, more sheer than the others but very buildable.

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Vampire Kiss – A true red which is very opaque for a lipgloss.

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I don’t own many lip glosses aside from these as I feel I have all bases covered, a red, a purple, a clear, pinks and nudes. Overall I really do like these lip glosses, but after paying 99p for them, I don’t think I could ever pay the full retail price.

Have you tried anything from Tanya Burr cosmetics? What is your opinion of Youtubers releasing cosmetics? 

Ruby Red R0ses xoxo