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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Hello Procrastination, my old friend. I’ve come to bash you over the head with a stick. Let’s be honest here. We’ve all done it. “Ooh, I’ll just have one more biscuit and then I’ll do my homework.” “I’ll just watch 9 episodes of Gossip Girl and then I’ll tidy my bedroom”. I said both of those things today. In my head. Obviously. The basic thing is this: procrastination is fun. That’s why we do it – it gives us something else to think about before the inevitable happens and we’re forced to – shock horror! – do something useful. Here…

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This is a little harder to write than my ordinary posts, but I figured I’d get it out of the way, and embrace honesty. C’mere, honesty, give me a hug. Okay. I suffer with Anxiety Disorder. This has a couple of forms, most of which, unfortunately, affect me. Probably the most well-known one is General Anxiety – the sufferer feels constantly worried and tense, even if nothing is particularly affecting them or their lives. This takes a massive toll on their mental and physical health, as tension and worry can lead to physical pain. I suffer a lot with stress-triggered…

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