THE END OF YEAR EDIT 2016

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A new year is almost upon us again - it's bonkers how quickly time seems to pass, right?

Before we begin, I just want to say a huge thank you to you, for the love and support I've received over the past year. Barely There Beauty has grown, and me with it, and each comment, kind word or compliment really makes my day. It's madness to contemplate people actually reading my blog and enjoying my Instagram photos etc, I'm so thoroughly appreciative - my readers are the best!

Onto the post, I love reading yearly roundups so I'm sharing 12 of my very favourite and most popular posts with you today, one for each month, so grab a comfy chair and have a catch up with me - for the last time in 2016!

BEST OF BEAUTY
2016 FAVOURITES

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Today's post is the kind I love to read. From eyes to lips, drugstore to pricey, I'm sharing my tiptop makeup favourites of the past year - the tried and true, the long-term favourites, the products I've been reaching for again and again this year. So let's jump in!

GINGERBREAD NUTELLA HOT CHOCOLATE.

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These little babies are damnably delicious. A sinful mix of chocolate, sugar, spices, and gooey Nutella, this is the drink I'm reaching for this festive period - I can't get enough of it's spicy, Yuletide kick. So let's forgo any thoughts of healthy eating and get sipping on this divine concoction!

BLUSH & BLACK
HOLIDAY 2016 MAKEUP + OUTFIT

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For my second holiday look, I thought I'd veer slightly from the classic, pin up look and red lip that you'll have seen in my Classic Christmas Makeup post and go for something a little different - this is what I'm planning to sport for New Year's Eve! And want to know what my dress and shoes are? I've rarely spoken about fashion so far on BTB (except for my party dress picks for this holiday season here!) but today's post comes complete with my chosen outfit segment too!

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MAKEUP.

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I did say I wouldn't be doing a red lip this Christmas...

And I'm technically keeping my word because I've got another look coming up very shortly that's something a little different - but today I'm sticking to just about every Christmas Makeup cliche - a classic red lip and pin up eye #sorrynotsorry!

PURLISSE SKINCARE.

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For those of you that haven't yet tried Purlisse, I urge you to read this post.

11 TIPS FOR TAKING BRIGHTER BLOG PHOTOS THIS WINTER.

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One of my most commonly asked questions is regarding photography - especially now that we're into the dull depths of Winter and light seems at a premium. I've had so many requests to talk about this subject, so today I'm sharing my favourite tips and tricks to still achieve beautiful photos whatever the weather. Hopefully there's something among them that you can take away!

KOREAN SKINCARE | FRESH ROSE MASK DUPE

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'Winter' is my perfect excuse to indulge my love for face masks.

KOREAN SKINCARE | TROIAREUKE

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I've been dying to share today's post with you!

If you've not heard of Troiareuke, they're a Korean brand that's annoyingly difficult to get hold of in the UK, in fact no, outside of Korea. I had a go at it around 6 months ago, failed and forgot about it. New Troiareuke stockists for the western market (meaning we can now get it worldwide yasssss), KBeautyBay, recently got in contact, as if the answer to my woes, asking if I'd like to try some skincare - to which I said YES, I've been dying to for months! So today I'm excited to finally share how I've got on with my picks eek!

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2016.

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At last it's December and Christmas is finally around the corner! I'm here today with my Christmas Gift Guide 2016 - and this year it's super lengthy (honestly, this post took me ages!) covering everything from luxury to affordable, from Dad to Mum to your other half to a few cheeky pieces for yourself? Hopefully you find an idea you've been hunting for!
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