I picked up this gorgeous little flippy-skirted skater dress in the Topshop sale for £5. I love the little drawstring and the light colour, as well as the whole ‘simpleness’ of it – it’s not too long, not too short, and the neckline is nice and high. I’m a big dress-wearer, and weirdly, tend to gravitate towards dresses in Winter rather than leggings or jeans. On the first picture you can (just) see that my shoes are little black flats which don’t stand out too much against my black tights. On the second picture are my newest shoes, grey, leathery-looking…

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I’ve had a lot of struggles with my hair. Some shampoos dry it out, some make it more oily than when I started trying to wash it. Conditioner wasn’t even an option – my hair is so thin that the tiniest amount (don’t they say you’re supposed to use the size of a 10 pence piece? Who does that?) weighs it down. When I got my Christmas job at LUSH, they recommended a couple of products for me. As you know, I love the shampoo bars – I actually don’t think I’ll be likely to go back to liquid shampoo.…

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I love a good lip tint (or ‘tip lint’, as I just mis-typed). Unfortunately, most good-quality lip tints are expensive (OCC’s Lip Tar, for example, the price of which gave me a heart attack). I was skeptical when I picked this one up for £2.99. I shouldn’t have been skeptical – I love this stuff! It goes on like acrylic paint – thick and a bit gooey and weird; but once you’ve blended it out with a finger (don’t use a brush, because it’ll clump the hairs together, as I learned the hard way) it just feels like slightly sticky…

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If you’ve followed my blog since I started it last month (and I find it a little surreal that some of you do!) you’ll know I set out to create a fashion and beauty blog on a budget. The more posts I write the more I love it – so littlebudget is expanding. I want to create a LIFESTYLE blog – fashion and beauty come under this, of course, and will probably be the prominent focus, but I also want to create a place where people can come, no matter of their age, location or gender, and have a bit…

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So today my sister Lucy came home with some news that made me very jealous – she has a new job. This job means she gets to go to children’s parties dressed up as Queen Elsa from “Frozen”, which is one of my favourite films (I get reeeal mushy when it comes to films about sisters). Naturally, I made her sit on the bathroom floor for an hour while I did her makeup and took many, many photos. (Unfortunately, the light in our house is always really yellow – probably something to do with a lot of yellow walls –…

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