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

Grungy Makeup Look - Rachel Oates - Affordably Fashionable
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Grungy Makeup Look

This week I decided to try out a makeup look where I could do all the eye makeup with one product / palette. Having a look around Instagram for some inspiration, I decided to try out a sort of grunge-inspired look using my Rimmel Glam Eyes Five Pan HD Eyeshadow in Brixton Brown. I love… Continue reading Grungy Makeup Look

Testing 6 Lip Colours L'Oreal Magnetic Coral - Rachel Oates - Affordably Fashionable
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Testing 6 Lip Colours with 1 Makeup Look

One of the things I always struggle with when it comes to makeup is figuring out which lip colour I need... I'm getting better with things like my eye makeup, my face and figuring out what colours work for my skin tone and the clothes I'm wearing. But then it comes to the lips and… Continue reading Testing 6 Lip Colours with 1 Makeup Look

ASDA Day Cream - Affordably Fashionable - Rachel Oates
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The Skin System Radiance Day Cream | REVIEW

Just last week I spotted The Skin System Range in Asda - it's a super-affordable range designed specifically for the supermarket - basically own-brand skincare at crazy prices. The Day and Night creams were just £2 each which sounds little too good to be true. So I decided to grab the Day Cream and test… Continue reading The Skin System Radiance Day Cream | REVIEW

Butterfly Top Outfit of the Day - Afforably Fashionable - Rachel Oates
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Butterfly Top Outfit of the Day

For yesterday's outfit I paired this cute butterfly-print crop top with skinny jeans.  I love this outfit because it's simple and comfy but it makes me feel so feminine! I added some really cute jewellery in the form of a choker, statement ring and earrings. For the hair, I went for simple, loose curls which… Continue reading Butterfly Top Outfit of the Day

Benefit They're Real Mascara - Afforably Fashionable - Rachel Oates
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Benefit They’re Real Mascara Review

Today I decided to test out a new mascara. As you'll hear in the video below, I pretty much rely on a good mascara to make me look human. Without mascara my lashes are short and flat and practically non-existent... Last week I got a little tester for a Benefit's They're Real mascara and thought… Continue reading Benefit They’re Real Mascara Review