Saturday, 31 January 2015

JANUARY FAVOURITES


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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

HIGH END CONCEALER DUPES

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

THE HORIZON



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Monday, 12 January 2015

PAMPER EVENING



I think it is vital to have one day a week (at least) where you are totally selfish and have some 'me time'. Personally, I love 'me time' to be related to relaxing and pampering. I love to have a bath with my my favourite bath products with a hot drink, candles, YouTube and Vogue. I personally preferring having baths in the colder months and since it is January I thought it would be appropriate to do this blog post now rather than in summer where I very rarely have a bath. 



The first thing I like to do is go into my box of bath products. I got my own in a soap and glory set for Christmas and it is perfect for holding all my products due to it's massive size! I'm sure you all already I know from my blog that I love body shop,  lush and soap and glory. Tonight I decided to go for some lush. I am totally obsessed with lush's cinder bath bomb which smells incredible. It has little popping candy pieces in the centre and turns your bath water a bright yellow colour. Like all lush products it has amazing ingredients which leaves the skin so silky and soft. 


Whilst my bath is running, I like to apply a face mask. I love the beauty formula's cool moody cucumber 3 minute clay mask. Not only is this mask affordable it is also my favourite clay mask. It draws out all the impurities in the skin and unblocks your pores and leaves your skin feeling fresh and soft! 


When I get into the bath I like to soak in the water for a good 10 minutes and then I like to exfoliate my skin using the soap and glory sugar crush body scrub. First things first, I CANNOT speak highly enough of this product. I never understood the hype about this product until I smelt it. I smells of lime, sugar and almonds. It does what it says on the tin to be honest. I like to use this product before I fake tan as it removes any dead skin cells and basically leaves my skin as a blank canvas ready for tanning. 

At this point I like to remove my face mask and then use a face wash. 


When I feel ready I like to get out the bath and moisturise using the garnier body summer body moisturising lotion as it moisturises but also enhances my skin giving it a slightly tanned, glowy look. 


I then like to apply body shops vitamin e overnight serum which makes me skin soft and hydrated and then I like to apply the moisture mask for deep moisturising. 


then like to apply some lip balm to my lips to ensure they are soft. 

I then like to watch netflix or YouTube intil 12ish but realistically that means until 3am....






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Thursday, 8 January 2015

FOTD



Today I'm going for coffee so I've gone for a natural, effortless look however whilst it looks effortless it still took me 30 minutes to complete this look. 

I used :- 
Body shop vitamin e moisturiser 
Mac prep and prime fix +
Maybelline better skin foundation 
Mac studio fix fluid NC30
Collection lasting perfection concealer in the shade light
Benefit erase paste in the shade fair 
Rimmel stay matte pressed powder in the shade translucent 
Benefit Browzings palette in the shade dark 
Sleek contour kit in the shade light 
MUA highlighter in the shade pearlescent 
Sleek blush in the shade rose gold
Urban decay naked basics palette 
Maybelline gel eyeliner 
Soap and glory thick and fast mascara 
Love alpha transplanting gel
Love alpha natural fibres 
Mac creme cup
Real techniques buffing brush
Ovonni contour brush
Ovonni powder brush 
Ovonni flat shader brush
Ovonni blending brush


What is your go to makeup? 

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Friday, 2 January 2015

URBAN DECAY NAKED BASICS PALETTE


As a lover of urban decay, I am surprised it is only now that I have purchased the naked basics palette. As much as I love spending time thinking through my makeup, I think we all have those days where we need to do our makeup quickly with as little fuss as possible. I think it's appropriate to say I am very late on the bandwagon. 

The packaging of this palette reminds me of the rubbery packaging that nars has. It is quite rubbery in texture however it does not get as dirty as nars products do which is a definite advantage! This palette is travel friendly due to it's sleek and compact nature and it also has a good sized mirror so it is perfect for touching up your makeup on the go! 



Personally, I prefer matte shades which means the palette is perfect as 5 out of 6 shades are matte. 

The first shade, Venus is a shimmery white shade which is perfect as a base for the eyelids, inner tearduct highlight and as a brow bone highlight. I love using this shade as a base and then using the shade naked 2 on the outer V of my eyes which is great for a natural, everyday makeup. 

The second shade, foxy is a yellow toned  colour which again is perfect as a base on the lids. 

The third shade, W.O.S is a pinky toned nude colour which is perfect for a light wash of colour all over the eyelids and then using a gel liner for a cat eye effect. 

The fourth is the shade naked 2 which is a lovely matte pale brown shade is perfect for blending into the crease which provides definition. 

The fifth (and my most favourite) shade is Faint which is a deep chocolate brown which can be used in a variety of ways. I like using this all over the eyelids and blending into the crease for a smokey, effortless look, however it looks great with Venus and foxy on the eyelids and then blending faint into the crease. 

The final shade is crave. I personally do not think a palette is complete without a dark, matte black shade. This is perfect for creating and changing a day time look into a night time looks simply by applying crave into the crease for a deeper and smokier definition. 

This palette retails for just £22 which I think is a bargain as you can recreate so many looks with this. I love using this on an everyday basis but especially when I'm going on holiday as it is small and dinky and does not take up too much room in a suitcase! 


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