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All Black OOTD

Apparently I'm really into girly outfits at the moment as today I went for another super-feminine outfit! Here I'm wearing an adorable little top from H&M which was around £8 - 9 and a simple black skirt from Select which I've had for a couple of years now and it was around £3 at the… Continue reading All Black OOTD

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Simple, Girly OOTD

I love the skirt that I'm wearing today, so much. The pattern, the colour, the shape. It's just so pretty! Of course when wearing a bright, bold pattern on the bottom, I always like to go simple with the top - so a plain black crop top and comfy grey cardigan are a perfect combination...… Continue reading Simple, Girly OOTD

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My Contouring Routine Tutorial

One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing people who have gone OTT with their contouring. For me, the idea of contouring is just to enhance the shape of your face and not change is completely. I don't want people to be like 'oh look at her contouring', I just want people to think my… Continue reading My Contouring Routine Tutorial

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No Foundation Makeup Look

My latest video is another makeup tutorial focused around something I do quite often - a full face of makeup without any foundation. And here's the finished look: Products Used Garnier Skin Naturals Moisture Match Shine Be Gone Rimmel Stay Matte Primer  Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer in Light Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara  L’Oreal Paris Super… Continue reading No Foundation Makeup Look

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Outfit of the Day: More Florals!

If you've seen any of my other blog posts you may have noticed 2 things about me: 1) I love all floral prints and 2) Yes, I do wear this dress a lot and I'm not even a little bit sorry about that. 😛 So today I'm wearing this floral dress from BooHoo.com (although it's… Continue reading Outfit of the Day: More Florals!

Pass University Exams - Rachel Oates - Youtube
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Passing University Exams & A Subtle Makeup Look

I spent 5 years at Warwick University and somehow survived through 4 exam seasons in this time... I'm still not sure how! But, with exam time coming up for a lot of my friends, I decided to put a little video together with my top 5 tips for preparing for university exams! Makeup In This… Continue reading Passing University Exams & A Subtle Makeup Look

80s inspired Bold Makeup Inspiration by Rachel Oates - Affordably Fashionable
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80s Inspired Makeup Look

I know I've used this colour palette before but while scrolling through Pinterest, I came across this look from Land of Make-up that I absolutely fell in love with. My look isn't quite as polished as theirs but I'm pretty happy with it for a) a first attempt and b)using only high-street products under £12.… Continue reading 80s Inspired Makeup Look