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A couple of months ago I graduated from uni and I am now a working woman, yay! And since getting a job I've had my eye on quite a few things I'll be purchasing when payday finally arrives. I've had my eye on NARS Sheer Glow Foundation for so long, but I just couldn't justify the price as a student, so I'm excited to be buying this soon!

Do you have your eye on any payday treats?!

 A few weeks ago I graduated from university with a 2.1 in Psychology BSc (Hons) and I had the most wonderful day, I really do wish I could go back and re-live the day. My brother also surprised me by turning up (after telling me he couldn't get the time off work) and that made me cry, and it just made the day even better. It was a lovely sunny day, which is rare in the UK, and I didn't fall over on stage - success!! I've had the best three years at uni, and although I'm sad it's over I'm so glad that I didn't give in and I continued despite some difficult times, I did it. 

My family and I then went out for a meal after the graduation ceremony and my parents surprised me with 3 Pandora charms and a safety chain as presents for my graduation which was so unexpected and kind of them. 
I honestly had the most amazing day and I wore heels all day without falling over, big achievement for me over here haha!

I also now have a job and will be working full time by the time this post is published. At the moment I've had a few weeks holiday off which were already pre-planned, and then I'll be a working woman. I'm working in a pharmacy, as a counter assistant which is the same role I had at 16 when I was working as a Saturday girl. I'm really enjoying working so far, although I definitely need to invest in some 'real' work shoes from Clarks as my feet are blistered to high heaven. Anyway, basically I now have a job and will no longer be a poor graduate with 67p in my account. 

I thought today I'd share with you a few of my everyday jewellery pieces that I wear. I'm a fan of silver and rose gold jewellery and pictured above and below are my most worn items. I also realised after photographing these, that I forgot to include my Pandora bracelet as I never take that off. The beautiful watch above was a birthday gift for my 21st from my lovely boyfriend and I love it. It's from Olivia Burton and the watch face is rose gold and I love it. 
The bangle is from Not On The High Street and it reads 'We've been Mother and daughter right from the start...and the friendship we share is a gift from the heart'. I was given this from my Mum at Christmas, and I cried when I opened it, I love it so much. 

I have a few rings that I wear everyday and I love them. The back left ring is from my Nan and so I'm not sure where it's from but it's lovely and it also has sentimental value. The ring on the back right is from Essential Jewellers and I've mentioned my love for this company before (here) as their jewellery is so affordable and they have such cute rings. I'm eyeing up a few more for when pay day arrives. The ring at the front is from Pandora and was a gift from my parents for my 21st and I can't actually find a link online unfortunately. 

Do you have jewellery you wear daily?

Until a few months ago I swore by Garnier's Micellar Water as my holy grail makeup remover for the past few years, however since using The Body Shop's Camomile Cleansing Butter I have changed my mind and now swear by this cleansing butter. 

TBS Cleansing Butter is so easy to use, all you need is the cleansing butter and a muslin cloth to remove your makeup afterwards. I only use the smallest amount for my whole face, about a pea sized amount. I just rub it in between my fingers and then massage it all over my face, including my eyes. It's the most gentle makeup remover I've ever used on my eyes, and doesn't leave my face feeling greasy or oily afterwards which I've found with some other eye makeup removers. It melts away all my makeup so easily and quickly, including those stubborn waterproof mascaras that are a pain to remove. Another thing I love about this makeup remover is that it isn't drying, which I also find can be a result of some makeup removers.

It's really gentle on my skin and is suitable for sensitive skin, and it hasn't broken me out which is a bonus. The pot contains 90ml of product and I've only made a slight dent in it after about 3 months use as you can see. I will say though, this does leave you with the biggest and most hilarious (in my Mum and boyfriend) panda eyes, but obviously that quickly goes once you wipe a damp muslin cloth over your face. It takes me less than 5 minutes to remove all my makeup with TBS Camomile Cleansing Butter and I 100% recommend it if you haven't already tried it.

Have you tried TBS Camomile Cleansing Butter yourself?

When I was on holiday a few weeks ago I popped into Boots in Poole and I finally found a NYX counter! All of the Boots stores near me, don't have one and I was so upset haha! Anyway, I'm really happy that I managed to pick up a few bits and I thought I'd share them with you today.

I've finally picked up the infamous 'Cannes' Soft Matte Lip Cream that I've been wanting for ages and I'm loving it. It's perfect for an everyday 'my lips but butter' shade and I love the formula of the Soft Matte Lip Creams. The HD Concealer has really impressed me, especially with the shade range. There's 11 shades in the range, including colour correcting concealers which I'm yet to try. The concealer I picked up is in the shade 01 Porcelain and it's actually a brilliant match for someone as pale as me (NW10-13). The Tame and Frame Brow Pomade was the first brow pomade I've tried and I'm really impressed. I think it's surpassed my favourite ELF Studio Brow Kit as my go to brow product. 

What are your favourite NYX products?

Primark PS Pro Lip Scrub - £3

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post reviewing the Primark PS Pro Mattifying Primer which you can read here and spoiler: I love it. So I thought it was also time to review the Primark PS Pro Lip Scrub which is only £3. Now as far as lip scrubs go, I've not tried any others despite Lush having the infamous Lush Lip Scrubs but I have wanted one for a while, so I was excited to try this.

It came nicely packaged in a white box with silver writing (like on the lid) and looks quite fancy. The scrub itself also has an inside lid to stop the scrub going everywhere which is quite handy. The only downside as such to this product is that the packaging itself does feel a little cheap, but then again I guess for the price I can't complain. 

Now ontop the lip scrub, it's quite a small pot and if I'm honest I thought it'd be bigger but it's lasted me a good couple of months already (I use it about once a week) as you only need a tiny bit of product. It's enriched with Vitamin E and Almond Oil so if you're not one for sweet tasting lip products, then sadly this isn't for you.

It does leave my lips feeling nourished, moisturised and most importantly free of dead skin. I found it to be a tad sickly if you apply too much, which I did first time, but after altering the amount I use I've loved it.

Overall, I am quite impressed with this little pot and I'm glad I picked it up. It's only £3 and will fit in your handbag or makeup bag without taking up too much room!

Have you tried any products from the Primark PS Pro makeup range?

I remember Primark introducing a beauty range a few years ago and to be honest I turned my nose up at it a little bit, I know bad blogger and I sound very snobby. However, I have since tried quite a few products and some have pleasantly surprised me. I'm happy to say, this mattifying primer is one of those products that's pleasantly surprised me, and works really work. I also love their £1 lip liners which I've blogged about here.

The new Primark PS Pro Makeup introduces new products, of a higher quality, and a higher price. However since it's Primark it's the higher price is still very affordable, and with this primer cashing it at only £5 you can't really complain. I chose the mattifying primer, and there is also an illuminating primer on offer which I will add, I've read a heard a few people saying they're not a fan of it. 

The mattifying primer itself is a white cream primer, that has a gel consistency and provides a smooth base for foundation application. There is no scent to the primer, and it works really well on my oily T-zone and on my drier patches too. This primer definitely increases the longevity and staying power of my foundation, I wore it to my graduation ball at the weekend and my foundation still looked good at the end of the night. 

I think this is a brilliant primer for everyone, whether you're on a budget or have a little more to spend. I'm really impressed and I've been wearing it for a couple of weeks straight now and I'm sure I'll be repurchasing it once I've run out.

Have you tried any of Primark's beauty range?