Smokey Eye Tutorial feat. Naked 2


*Edit* This has been sat in drafts for about 2 weeks! – Apologies for being on the QT recently! 

Hi everyone!
I’ve been a little lax on the blog post front recently – why change the habit of a lifetime! – but I have uploaded a smokey eye tutorial to the blog Facebook page this week! 

If you’re not following that page already, click through and make sure you are following as I ​​often upload different content to what’s ‘on the blog’! 

I hope you like the video, and please do leave any comments or pictures of your favourite smokey eyes either here or on the video! 😘 

Have a great weekend! xx

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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”

What I’m Wearing

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Simple post on what I’m wearing today.  It’s my day off from work and I sometimes try to experiment with my makeup a little more as I can usually spend a bit more time on it.  Its these days that I try out new products and if I do like them I will then test them on a full day at work as that gives me a good idea on longevity of a product.

I always go for comfort on a day off, if I actually leave the house I’m usually sporting my A&F Super Skinny Jeans and a slouchy H&M t shirt – I just can’t get enough of them! Today I’ve paired these with my Primark black ankle boots and my faux leather jacket and a plain black pashmina scarf.

Makeup wise I’ve kept it pretty low key on eyes with a super bold red lip.  My all time favourite foundation Clarins Everlasting (review) then just a wash of MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork followed by Benefit They’re Real Mascara on the eyes; Natural Collection Blush in Pink Cloud and Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang on the lips. It is the brightest glossiest lip product I own I think! This is its first outing so I’m looking forward to comparing it to my other lip products.

Hope you’re all having a good day!
xx

WOMF #4: How much is your face worth?

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I’ve seen this tag floating around for a while and I’ve been intrigued to see the real cost of what goes on my mug every day! This makeup was a pretty regular day, it’s my easy ‘go to’ look when I want to look like I’ve made a bit of an effort, but not gone too OTT with it all!

Here goes:
1. Real Techniques Buffing Brush (from the Core Collection, price based on cost per brush) £5.50 | 2. Crown Brush C224 Oval Camouflage Brush £3.49 | 3. Real Techniques Contour Brush £5.50 (from Core Collection) | 4. Real Techniques Powder Brush £12.99 | 4. Lancôme Eye Shadow Brush (no longer available) replacement £21 | 5. Crown Brush BK45 Deluxe Angled Liner Brush £2.19 // 6. MUA E3 £1.95 | 7. *Mystery brush* (Crown Brush IB132 Stiff Brow is similar though) £2.19 | 8. MAC 116 £27.

1. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Deauville) £30.50 | 2. Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer £10 | 3. Smashbox Halo To Go Hydrating Perfecting Powder (Light) £39 | 4. MAC Naked Lunch Eyeshadow £12.50 | 5. Lancôme Le Krayon Kohl (Noir) £16 | 6. Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow (Charcoal) £17 | 7. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow (Hot Stone) £17 | 8. Maybelline Colossal Volume Smokey Eyes Mascara (Black) £7.99 | 9. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow (Cement & Hot Stone) for brows £17 (already accounted for one of these shades) | 10. Natural Collection Powder Blush £1.99 | 11. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (Pink Quartz) £32 | 12. MAC Lipstick (Patisserie) £15

I literally cannot believe how many products and items I’ve just listed! When I whack it all on at 7am it doesn’t feel like that much makeup! Eeeks!

Total cost: £297.79

Ok so that is one of the most expensive I’ve seen! But, in my defence, I do get to buy quite a lot of high end makeup with a discount because of where I work. So I didn’t pay that much for everything I use! Some things I would pay the price for, others probably not; there’s some amazing quality in the drugstore these days!

Hope you enjoyed having a snoop at how much my face is worth!

Have a lovely day!
xx

WOMF: #3 | Nude eyes, bold lips

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It’s a Sunday evening, I’m settling down to watch the mountain of tv on my Sky+ box that has just got bigger and bigger this week after some pretty long, late and busy days at work. However, I did manage to squeeze in a little trip to Selfridges today to make the most of the Christmas Comes Early event. Continue reading “WOMF: #3 | Nude eyes, bold lips”