Simple Spring/Summer Smokey Eye

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Spring/Summer usually signals a slight change in makeup habits. This is one of my fave looks with just a few products. An easy daytime look than can be transformed for evening in a few minutes! 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo – On and On Bronze  This has been raved about in the blogging world for years, I love the shade, texture and pay off of colour. Can be very subtle or as bronze as you like. A great base for a smokey eye as it will hold onto the other shades you use and last aaalllll day!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – YDK & Blackout  These are the only two shadows I’ve used for this look. YDK as an all over wash of metallic colour and to soften the socket line. Blackout has been used to softly deepen the upper and lower lash lines. 

MAC 217  This is the – dirty – brush pictured. I adore this! When I first started watching YouTube tutorials, this brush was used by everyone! I knew I needed it and now it’s an absolute staple in my collection. I’ve even just ordered another one!

Urban Decay Subversion & Perversion Mascara My absolute holy grail mascaras at the moment! I think I’ve repurchased 4 or 5 times now! Subversion is white and gives you length and volume as well as strengthening your lashes the more you use it. Perversion gives you the silkiest blackest lashes to perfectly frame your eyes. A perfect combo wanting a full false lash look! 

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My Acne Journey: How I cover my scarring and redness

After my first post about the troubles I’ve had with acne, and the hyper pigmentation it has caused, it was suggested that I do a post about how I cover my skin, makeup-wise. I had planned to do it anyway, as being able to cover my skin makes me so much more comfortable about my skin, but really, I like applying makeup and taking time to do it. With the fame that the ‘no makeup selfie’ has amassed and an article recently on Mail Online, I felt it was a good time to do this post.
Continue reading “My Acne Journey: How I cover my scarring and redness”

Take 4 #4

A rare weekend off for me! I would normally be lolling around in bed until the wee hours of the afternoon, but today I’m actually heading to London to be part of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway audience! There’s a small possibility that I’ll be picked to play Win the Ads, but if not I will have had the best time there!

Whilst in London we hope to go to Angel after the show, take in a few bars and grab some munch. Any recommendations there or anywhere else close to the south bank would be greatly received!

I’ve had a great response so far from my Acne Journey post, so thank you for tweeting me/commenting or getting in touch with words of encouragement. It really means a lot!

Going all out and proclaiming my love for the Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Smokey Eyes mascara. I’ve been reaching for this all week, even over my Benefit They’re Real!

Have a lovely weekend, what’s everyone going to be up to?

Boots Haul!

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Sometimes I worry that haul posts get a bit boring to read as there’s so many about. Personally, I love reading them and seeing what gems other people have picked up! Most of the things I picked up recently I’ve been able to use and can give a first impression review for you here. I have swatches the lip products and did a short video on Instagram of these products, you can find me here.

Yet again after being in Boots I’m always thinking that I should just do the ‘Blogger made me buy it tag’ because almost everything I pick up can be tracked back to a blogger! Anyone would think I don’t have mind of my own!

Revlon Colour Burst Lacquer Balm in Provocateur Femme Fatale (135)Β Β I tried a few is these but this one really took my fancy. I also considered the matte ones too but it plumped for this one in the end. When I tried this on at home I felt that I needed a bit of a tan to be able to pull this one off, but as luck would have it I’m going to Egypt next week! #winner

Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart The second one in my collection and another pink lip product! A much more sheer finish to the lips than the crayon, but the colours is beautiful. This actually suits me better than the other one I have (Strawberry Shortcake), so I think this will be a staple in my everyday makeup bag.

Rimmel Aplocalips Nova (102) A lot of ummm-ing and ahhh-ing was done when these first came out and I decided against one at the time, but now I feel I need one in my lip collection. I think I should’ve gone for a bright red as I’m not sure this is the perfect nude pink now that I’ve slightly changed hair colour. Pigmentation and staying power seem incredible though!

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze Yes, I caved! I wasn’t too keen on the other shades available in this product other than Pomegranate, but I felt this would be an easy one to wear whilst on holiday!

Loreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution This is a repurchase for me after I had this during the summer. I loved the product, hated the packaging! But for about 3 quid, I can’t complain too much about this, especially as I can decant it if necessary. Holiday essential? βœ…

Sanex Zero % Deoderant I’ve wanted to pick this up for a while after seeing some articles about the stuff that’s put into deodorants. It was discounted and was cheaper than the smaller size!

Loreal Absolute Makeup RemoverΒ Eye and LipΒ I can’t get enough of bi-phase eye makeup removers, they are always the best! I felt like trying something new after using Clarins, Garnier and LancΓ΄me in the past. It took a while to remove the Benefit mascara but maybe I hadn’t mixed it properly as it separates super quick! I’ll give it another go, and will definitely use it up!

Benefit They’re Real mascara Again, I’ve caved! Nothing more to say other than I was very impressed with my first use!

Boots Smooth and Shine Hairbrush Since my hair has started skimming my shoulders I definitely need a softer brush in the mornings. I haven’t tried this yet, but anything is better than the hard brush I have now which hurts my head! 😒

Real Techniques Blush Brush Another item that’s been coveted for a while now. I’m already in love with the Buffing Brush and hope this will be a good one for my luminous powder and highlighting powders.

So that’s it… For now! Oh, I also bought some lunch and some Mini Eggs, which I try to hoard for the rest of year because I lurrrrve them!

Anyone else used these products? I’d love to know what you think of them!