DIOR NUDE AIR GLOW POWDER.

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Let's all just take a moment shall we? To appreciate how beautiful these powders look. Dior recently launched their Summer 2016 collection (swatches + review here for you) and I, predictable as hell, plumped for another embossed powder to add to my stash...


DIOR MILKY DOTS SUMMER 2016 | FIRST IMPRESSIONS + FULL COLLECTION SWATCHES.

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Yay, another new makeup collection to play with! I was extremely impressed with parts of Dior's Spring 2016 Glowing Gardens (review & swatches here) collection, and today have all the swatches from Summer 2016 Milky Dots ready for you, let's see how it fares!


BARELY THERE BEAUTY NEWSLETTER.

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So I'm excited to announce, along with the new design (do you like it?!), that I'm making a little more work for myself as of today, in the form of the first Barely There Beauty newsletter! It's mainly throwing the option out there for those that want to be kept up to date, and a huge thank you for supporting my blog! Nobody wants to be spammed with updates so I'll be keeping things to monthly emails, or fortnightly if I've got extra special news.

What's going to be in the newsletter?

I basically want it to be an extension of Barely There Beauty, so expect updates, roundups and sneak peaks of upcoming posts/collections/projects and news! I also want to share a little love by throwing in some favourites and other's blog posts I've been loving lately, there's a lot of inspiration out there.

I'll be saving little tidbits for it too, giveaways, tips and the like, as a special thank you to those of you that subscribe and support everything we do here at BTB.

So in short, a massive thank you and get signing!

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NEW IN BEAUTY | HIGH END WISHLISTING.

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There's a lot that I'm currently excited about in the beauty world, Summer 2016 collections are getting ready to be released and there seems to be a veritable bounty of wares to spend your money on. Today I'm sharing some high end must haves in my current wishlist.


THE FIVE PRODUCT FACE.

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An uber quick and simple makeup look to make more time for arguably better pursuits (namely sleeping and breakfast..), here's how I look somewhat put together using just 5 products.


ROSE TONED.

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I'm a bit obsessed with rosy shades as of late, whether it's a nice dusky pink, a deep-reddened rose or even pinky, golden tones on the eyes, rose-toned products have sprouted across my collection. I've got some of my favourite rosy lippies as well as a sneakily good dupe for a discontinued Tom Ford beauty, have a peek.


BLOG PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS #1.

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One of the most frequent questions I get asked is re. my photography. I'm not professing to be Mrs-Photography-Bighead, I'm by no means an expert, but today I thought I'd share with you several tips and tricks I like to use in the hope they help! Let's get cracking.


CINNAMON ROLL PANCAKES.

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This is one of my most very favourite, naughty breakfast dishes. Or brunch. Or dessert, because it honestly tastes like cake. The first time I tried this recipe, I was a bit dubious that a pancake could be as satisfying as a sticky, unctuous cinnamon bun, but if you share my initial skepticism, let me put your reservations to rest.


KOREAN SKINCARE DUPES FOR HIGH END FAVOURITES.

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Finding dupes has got to be one of my favourite things. And the last skincare dupes post I did was over a year ago, definitely due a fresh batch! I thought I'd focus on Korean skincare items this time, as it's no secret how infatuated with them I am, and, turns out, some are remarkably similar to some high-end, cult favourites. 


A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF #5.

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I haven't done a ramble/update for an awfully long time. I've definitely been guilty of getting caught up amongst every new makeup collection/product release etc, that I've neglected my lifestyle posts a little. This past week (read 'much longer') has been all change on this end, so I just thought I'd talk about it today. 


NEW HOUSE | I suppose the biggest thing at the moment is the move. We're finally all settled in now, and although the house is a mess, I'm already looking forward to making use of the new interior for future posts (couple of sneak peeks for you!). It's funny, before I've properly sorted out the kitchen, or frankly any other room in the house, 'photography corner' was already claimed and zoned off. Definitely something that bloggers will understand! In all honesty, I don't feel settled yet. It's a huge change and it sits among many other big changes going on atm, my life currently feels all up in the air (more about this later)! There's still a lot of faffing and sorting out to do, and I'm so appreciative of your support and patience during this busy and stressful time for me.


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BLOG UPDATES | I've been giving a lot of thought to BTB aswell, over the past few months; as to where I'd like to take it, what it really represents for me. I think it's all too easy to get sucked in to a format or 'blogging ideal' that seems popular? but frankly, isn't really you. And I think I've been a little guilty of this. Or at least I've been a bit adhoc with what I choose to write about, because of worrying about readers, followers, stats and fitting in. Some of my Kbeauty posts haven't been as popular as others for example, but I love the topic. I'm passionate, and to be blunt, pretty damn knowledgeable about it, so it's something I want to share more of, I am Korean after all! After a lot of thought, I'm going to make a few changes here and there, one of them being a new blog design! which I'm really excited about and I've got some pretty big news to announce shortly that's currently in the pipeline, so hopefully that will all go well!

OTHER NEWS | In less 'serious' news! The new house and all has given me a fab opportunity to embrace minimalism, I'm really trying to cull a lot of my possessions, so I may well blog about that little journey too! Isn't it crazy what we accumulate?! I found stacks and stacks of mazagines hidden behind some furniture, as well as lamps, documents, mirrors, all squirreled away. On the subject of hoarding, does anyone else buy makeup/skincare and think it's far too beautiful/expensive to use so it just sits around looking pretty? I need to stop! My collection isn't in keeping with my new minimalist outlook!


I think I've wittered on enough for today, hope I haven't bored you all to death!

How has everyone else's week been? Has anyone else been embracing massive changes lately? 



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HIGH END HIGHLIGHTERS, 7 OF THE BEST.

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A subtle, radiant sheen is the best accessory if you're big on skin, that's why my highlighter collection is growing exponentially! I'm sharing several of my favourites today, not so much 'cheeks on fleek' but the kind that make you glow in the prettiest way possible, the IRL (or in-real-life) Instagram filters. I've even got swatches for you. #photographinghighlighterstruggles


DIOR HYDRALIFE | JELLY SLEEPING MASK + WATER BB.

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I have to say, to impart some moisture into my skin, I really like the Dior Hydra Life line. They've just released a couple of new additions to the range, in the form of their Jelly Sleeping Mask and Water BB and I obviously pounced on them. There are some hits but also definite misses here.. read on for swatches and my first impressions. 


15 DECORATIVE WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR HOME.

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What with the house move literally within days now (eek I'm so excited!) I'm peachy keen on getting in there and making things more personal and 'us'. Not that I frankly don't do this in general but I've been pouring over Pinterest/interior magazines etc getting inspiration on how to jujzz (I'm committing to that spelling) up your space. No need for paint or investing in new furniture, a few, well-chosen decorative items can really update your look.


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