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Monday, 15 December 2014

Kylie Jenner Inspired Everyday Makeup

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For my most recent video I decided to show my current everyday makeup routine. I'm a huge fan of the Kylie Jenner makeup look (seriously, I've posted about her so much the last few months) and her style of makeup is really similar to how I've been doing my makeup the last month. So watch above (or on my channel here) as I attempt to talk through my day to day makeup routine! Let me know what you think!

Full product list and anything you might possibly want to know is in the bottom bar on the Youtube page! Dont forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe if you haven't already - Enjoy!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Collection

Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set review swatch photo
Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set review swatch photo
Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set review swatch photo
Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set review swatch photo
Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set review swatch photo
Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set review swatch photo
Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set review swatch photo
zoeva rose gold complete eye brush set* £56
You know when you come across something that makes you just go OOOH. This was that. I've never heard of the brand Zoeva till recently and it's been on my to watch list for a while. This Rose Gold brush set from Zoeva is one of the most beautiful brush sets I've seen in a long, long time. It's a 12 piece eye makeup brush set including brushes for your crease, brows, liner and concealer. They are among my favourite brushes I've ever used, dense, easy to use and blend shadows like a dream. At £55 for 12 brushes I dont think thats a bad price at all considering the excellent design and quality.

This would make the perfect gift for any beauty junkie, it's an absolutely breathtaking collection and incredibly eye catching. If I'd woke up to this on Christmas morning then I'd be one happy girl!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Lush Santa Baby Tint & Scrub

lush santa baby lip scrub review swatch photo
LUSH STANTA BABY LIP TINT review swatch photo
lush santa baby lip scrub tint review swatch photo
lush santa baby lip scrub
lush stanta baby lip tint
It's that time of year again where tis the season to smooch someone under the mistletoe. Damn you central heating, cold weather and those winter kisses - Winter takes it toll on the lips and can often leave them feeling chapped and gross. Lush have provided two pocket sized solutions to these lip woes. First I have the Lush Santa Lip Scrub - it's a cola scented sugar based scrub which is tasty and effective in equal measures. Super gentle and leaves the lips feeling lightly exfoliated without drying the lips out. Lush Santa Baby Lip tint is a tinted lip balm which is super hydrating due to being backed full of essential oils and shea butter. Leaving the lips super kissable with a little red tint. A really lovely cherry shade! Two fun seasonal lip shades which are both budget friendly and super cute.

Friday, 12 December 2014

5 Steps to the best eyelashes ever

5 Steps to the best eyelashes ever
Shisedo eyelash curler
chanel les volumes de chanel mascara
clinique bottom lash mascara
bare minerals locked and coated mascara*
Always Curl:
Step one to getting the lashes you’ve always dreamed of is to use a lash curler. Shisedo Eyelash Lash Curler has been the industries pusher upper of choice for years and nothing quite compares. Start at the base of your lashes and squeeze upwards from root to tip.

Layer, Dry, Repeat:
Start with a volume building mascara as a base. Chanel Les Volumes De Chanel adds serious lash plump and holds a curl like theres no tomorrow. Apply 1 coat before leaving it to dry before repeating twice. Avoid spider lashes by using a clean spoolie between coats.

Don’t forget the bottom
Bottom lashes deserve mascara love too! Wipe off any excess before lightly running it over your bottom lashes. Use a clean cotton bud to clean up any mess. The Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara is a lifesaver if you struggle with applying bottom lash mascara without it smudging. It has the teeniest tiniest brush head ideal for getting right in there.

Smudge Proof
If your'e worried about your mascara smudging throughout the day fix your mascara in place with a waterproof topcoat. Bare Minerals Locked and Coated is designed to be worn over any mascara to keep things in place! Just make sure you have a good waterproof makeup remover at hand!

Cheat It
If you arent happy with the lashes you’ve got then fake it. Forget heavy over the top lashes and use individual ones. By adding a few individual lashes to the eyes it can boost volume and not look like you’re smuggling caterpillars on your eyes!

Monday, 1 December 2014

December Everyday Makeup

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Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer, Tarte The Sculptor, Nars blush in Doucer, MAC Uninterrupted, Burberry Everlasting Liquid Eyeliner*,  Too Faced Eyebrow Kit*, Clinique High Impact Volume Macara Gosh Velvet Lip Liner in 001 Nougat Crisp

Saturday, 29 November 2014

2 lip liners for n00bs

RIMMEL EXAGGERATE LIP LINER IN EAST END SNOB Gosh Velvet Touch Lip Liner in Nougat Crisp  review swatch photo
Gosh Velvet Touch Lip Liner in Nougat Crisp  review swatch photo
Gosh Velvet Touch Lip Liner in Nougat Crisp

If 2013 was the year of the eyebrows, 2013 was the year of the lip liners. Lets just call it the Kylie Jenner effect. Her enlarged matte pout has been put down to her overlining her lips, with tons of us trying to recreate her signature look. I've been scouting around for more affordable versions of her lip colour (rumoured to be MAC Whirl, seriously hard to get hold of!) First I have the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob. A super creamy easy to use lip liner which is much pinker than I anticipated. It's a pretty good dupe for Charlotte Tilburys Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. Great for enhancing the natural shape of your lips without it looking too overdone. Secondly I tried the Gosh Velvet Touch Lip Liner in Nougat Crisp. This one was much more neutral and browner in tone and a near match for my natural lip colour. This made it the ideal shade to enlarge my own lip shape. I also really loved how long lasting this shade was, it lasted a good 5 hours and thats while I was eating and drinking!

If you want the KJ lip look then I'd go for the Gosh one but if you're looking for a really easy to use and versatile one then I'd try the Rimmel one. Both come in at under a fiver so are pretty affordable for beginners just getting into lip liner!

Friday, 28 November 2014

rainbow glitter nails

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I popped into Superdrug a few days ago to pick up some basics and ended up leaving with an armful of new bits and bobs. One thing that caught my eye were these insane Lily Allen x Elegant Touch nails in Everthing's Just Wonderful. They are a super insane rainbow glitter print and are super eye-catching.

The only thing I didnt dig was the shape, a lot of the Elegant Touch Lily Loves nails are sqoval or stiletto style nails. I know that Lily herself tends to opt towards these shapes so it makes sense the range would be that shape, but it's just not my personal cup of tea. All I did was file them down so they were a little shorter and squarer.

While I do think they are crazy over the top they are so fun and perfect for the party season. I wore these for a few days and had so many compliments (and some looks of horror from my neutral nail polish lovin' mates!) on them.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Simple Winter Bronzing Guide

how to apply bronzer in winter
how to apply bronzer in winter how to apply bronzer in winter
While those easy breezy summer days feel like a distant memory, faux-ing that warm glow is pretty easy. The changing of the seasons doesn’t mean you have to adopt the pale and interesting look if you prefer the bronzed up babe look. Brighten up even the most pasty winter skin with three steps to creating a radiant winter glow. For that fresh of the alps kinda look.

Step One: Mimic a warmer look to the skin by using a bronzing primer. It’ll add little glow inducing boost before foundation. I like the Clarins Bronzing Primer - it helps keep makeup in place all day and adds subtle warmth to the skin.

Step Two: For bronzer you should stick to something matte for a more natural finish. . A cream bronzer is a moisturising option during the winter months as cream is more flattering on drier skin. Chanel Bronze Universal (yeap, still cant call it Chanel Soliel Tan De Chanel) or the more budget friendly option of the Seventeen Contour Cream. This way you have a nice natural dewy finish that doesnt look powdery.

Step Three: Contour the face by sweeping the product up towards the ear and blending. Blending is key here, use a large fluffy brush such as the Real Techniques Blush brush to blur out all the harsh edges keeping it looking soft and natural.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Noble

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Noble review swatch photo
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Noble review swatch photo
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Noble review swatch photo
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Noble review swatch photo

kat von d studded kiss lipstick in noble

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Noble is a newbie to my lip colour lineup and has firmly made a mark in my go-to lipstick section. A pretty matte petal pink nude which brightens the skin and lifts the face. As a girl firmly in the peachy pink camp I've found this replacing my favourite lip shade ever (Illamasqua Androgen Pigment, obvz) which surprises me! For a matte it's not very drying, in fact it's one of the smoothest matte lipsticks I've tried for a while! Super vibrant, pigmented and super long lasting. Big thumbs up from me!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Anastasia contour kit

ANASTASIA CONTouR KIT review swatch photo
ANASTASIA contour kit review swatch photo
ANASTASIA contour kit review swatch photo
ANASTASIA contour kit review swatch photo

ANASTASIA contour kit

Ever look at something and just decide there and then you need this in your life no questions asked? Yeap that was me when I saw that the Anastasia Contour Kit had come back into stock on Cult Beauty. Before I knew it the palette was on its way to me and in my grubby paws.

Iconic brow brand Anastasia launched one of the most covetable face palettes of the year. A selection of 6 different shades designed to perfectly contour and shape the face. With a mix of both sateen and matte textures this palette is not one to skip on if you’re into your contouring. All of the shades are neutral in tone which means they work on a variety of skin tones to create dreamy model like cheekbones.

This palette has caused a bit of a frenzy among those in the beauty know and it comes in and out of stock all the time. It’s currently in stock and Cult Beauty also have a £5 off when you spend £45. I’d recommend picking this up and the Anastasia Brow Whiz while you’re at it!

Monday, 24 November 2014

3 step no makeup makeup base

3 step no makeup makeup base
3 step no makeup makeup base
3 step no makeup makeup base

laura mercier silk cream foundation
tarte the sculptor
becca shimmering skin perfector

I've been reaching for three products on No makeup makeup days to give myself a natural but flawless base. To prep the skin I applied the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector onto bare skin to give a fresh, dewy feel to the skin. Then on top apply my foundation of choice the Laura Mercier Silk Creme. This is medium to full coverage, but very build-able so I often use a tiny tiny amount and buff buff buff for good coverage with minimal product. Now to sculpt the face - I've been reaching for my Tarte The Sculptor, this is a creamy chubby pencil which can be used to contour and shape the face. I adore this and have been using it pretty much daily since I purchased it. It works by giving the perfect shadow and shape to the face and it's creamy formula is super blend-able and looks so natural.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry dupe

Topshop More Than a Woman Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry dupe review swatch photo
Topshop More Than a Woman Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry dupe review swatch photo
Topshop More Than a Woman Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry dupe review swatch photo

Topshop More Than a Woman Lip Bullet*

The shade on pretty much everyone in the beauty worlds lips right now is Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry. Part of a drop of 12 amazing matte revolution lipsticks, it's the shade to be seen in this winter. Unfortunately at £23 a pop they arent in everyones price bracket. While I'm on a Glastonberry hype right now I've been on the hunt for a more affordable alternative for those wanting the look for less. In comes Topshop More Than a Woman.

A super pigmented creamy dark purple, which is slightly more purple in tone than Charlotte's offering. While not as matte or long lasting as the high end counterpart it definitely looks similar and costs a fraction of the price. Totally worth a swatch if you're near a Topshop beauty counter!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

cult beauty blogger lip balm

nuxe reve de miel review swatch photo

nuxe reve de miel*

Now I've tried a hell of a lot of lip balms over my time as a beauty blogger. One keeps cropping up on pretty much anyone in the know's lists of HG lip products is the iconic Nuxe Reve De Miel. An ultra nnourishinglip balm packed full of money and precious oils to hydrated, smooth and protect the lips. The texture is totallly unique, I've never tried a balm quite like it. It's a strange almost gritty feel to it which leaves a matte finish on the lips. Once applied it lasts for 4-5 hours without budging or fading away, with no signs of drying the lips out. It's a beauty blogger cult product for a reason. Defintely worth the hype IMO!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Suprising Winter Primers

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clarins instant smooth self tanner
becca shimmering skin perfector

In the market for a winter primer? Here are two not so obvious picks to perk up winter battered skin that I've been reaching for as of late. The Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer is a one step prime, perfect and bronze. It leaves the skin looking flawless, smoothed out and ready for makeup all while adding a subtle sheen of colour. Shimmery primers aren't just for summer! They work excellently at perking up tired looking skin and giving a soft glowing base. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is a newbie to my makeup line up but so far I've been loving it. It's a It peps up even the most dull and lifeless skintones to give a stunning glowy look. It's not glittery, just shimmery and used under foundation it creates the perfect lit from within glow.

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