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21st Birthday Makeup🥂

Hello again lovelies,

I have been taking a mini break for a week or so as on the 6th March it was my 21st birthday. I wanted to make it a special celebration so I decided to do some dramatic makeup, especially on the eye, to share with you all.

 

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🌼 Base Makeup🌼

Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation £9.99

Concealer: Maybelline Eye Eraser £8.99

Powder: Rimmel Insta Fix and Matte £3.99

Bronzer: Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder £7.99

Contour: Benefit Hoola Bronzer (as I like more of a bronzy contour compared to one that looks muddy) £25.50

Blush: Benefit Rockateur £25.50

Highlight: Makeup Revolution Strobe Highlighter (Magnitude) £3.00

Brows: Freedom Brow Pomade (Ash Brown) £6.00 + Benefit Ready, Set, Brow Gel £20.50

Mascara: Benefit Bad Gal Lash £21.50 + Benefit

🌸Eyeshadow🌸

Here is the fun part of doing my makeup everyday. I love creating quite out their looks so I thought I’d go very out of my comfort zone for my 21st. I decided to use two very loved palettes that I have recently purchased. You will find them in my previous post if you click here.

The palettes are both from Makeup Revolution and they were the Re-loaded Iconic Vitality Palette and the Love Conquers All Palette.

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The first thing I did was prime my lids with the L’Oreal Eye Primer. Once that had sunk into my lid, I took this nude shade, from the Vitality palette, on a NYX fluffy brush and buffed it into my crease as a transition shade.
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I then took another fluffy brush from NYX and took this more orangy nude shade and buffed that in to the outer crease to really ombre out the look so it looks completely blended. I like to do this when I am going to use vibrant colours as they can look super harsh in photos like you haven’t blended it at all.
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Next I took the same fluffy brush I used with the orangy shade and I took both of these red shades (they look more vibrant in person) and tried to focus it on the very corner to give my eye some dimension. After applying the vibrant shades I took the very first brush I used with the nude shade and I made sure everything was blended smoothly with no harsh lines.
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At this point I knew I wanted to do a half cut crease so I took my beloved Collection concealer and carved out the first half of the lid. I then took this beautiful shimmery white shade and a little bit of the highlighter from the middle, onto a flat Lottie London brush and went to town with packing it on. I packed so much on because I wanted it to be blinding. You know I love sparkles.

Thank you for reading and I will see you again soon.

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Vinted…Fab or Fail?

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Today’s post is something a bit different, still related to makeup and beauty but also catering to the people that also love fashion.

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Recently I have discovered this app called Vinted. This is an app which I believe is used in a lot of countries. Users can sell and buy either second hand or brand new items which are being sold as little as a fraction of the price. People sell all kinds of brands from Primark – Gucci.

Yes, these are things that people own and not from companies or manufacturers. So this might be a 50/50 app as I know some people are not keen on owning things that are second hand. However, you can filter the app to give you options of the quality of the items, so you can opt for products that are new with the tags still on.

On the home screen you can filter the different sections to find things that are in your size and change the price range if you are on a budget. You can buy things for as low as £1…can you believe it? When you see something you like you can favourite it and get notifications when the seller reduces the price and if the product gets sold. Sellers also give you bundle options so you are not paying double the price for delivery. Great right?One of my favourite things is that you can private message the sellers before you buy any item with any questions, queries and counter offers.

It doesn’t just stop at women’s clothes! It has shoes, children’s clothes, men’s clothes, accessories, makeup, skin care, nail care and bags/purses. In my opinion it is literally every shop you need in one app.

I brought a couple of items from one seller. There was a pair of Zara leggings and a jacket. Separately they were just under £3 each but the seller offered me £3.50 for both of the items and then postage on top of that. They came within the specified time and were in the same condition as stated by seller.

 

For me this app is.. 1508320977163 and I would be so happy to shop from their again.

 

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Payday Purchaces (Drug Store)

Wow, I’m still shocked…I would like to say a massive thank you for helping me reach 300 followers. It means the world to me and i’m so greatful. I love the amazing connection I have gained with you all and I hope to continue to inspire people and make new friends across the Blogosphere.

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For today’s post I have the sequel to another post called Payday Purchaces. The post I made before was a list of high end beauty products that I have on a list to buy when I get paid from work. This post is a drugstore version. If you would like to see the high end version then please click here.

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NYX HD Finishing Powder £9.00
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Freedom #ProArtist Lipstick Palette £10
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Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette £10
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Makeup Revolution Soph X Highlighter Palette £8
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B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes £1.49
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Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Gradual Tan £7.79
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Barry M Gelly Nail Paint – Pomegranate £3.99
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L’Oreal Casting Creme Gloss Semi-Permanent Hair Dye – Liquorice £6.79

 

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Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (A Double Review)

Today i have a bit of a different review for you. Everyone has different skin types and I want to show a variation of reviews that will suit everyone. As you know if you have been reading my posts from the start, that I have what is called a “normal” skin type. This means I don’t have any problems with dry or oily skin, I have a balanced skin type. However I have kindly asked my sister to try out a foundation for you. Now she has combination skin but she suffers more with oily than dryness. We have very different skin types as you can tell so hopefully this will give everyone an idea of what the foundation is like.

The foundation we have for you is the Maybelline Fit Me (Matte and Poreless). My sister had tested this twice and you will see why throughout.

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Day Number 1:

My sister explained that she had particularly dry skin on the first try. She had applied a thin layer of the foundation to her skin using a flat foundation brush from the brand Real Techniques. This foundation gave my sister a light/medium coverage but didn’t cover up redness very well. After applying the foundation she had patted a light layer of  a powder that she swears by. She let the foundation sit on her skin while she continued to get ready but her face began feeling more dry than it was before, tight and itchy. This resulted her having to remove the foundation completely.

Day Number 2:

On the second day my sister’s skin was combination but more on the oily side. So she decided to try the foundation on again using the same technique as she did the day before. It had applied better that day and mattified completely like it claimed to do on the bottle. However the bottle claims that it was a poreless foundation but pores could still be seen unfortunately. She was happier with the outcome of the application and wore it for the remainder of the day. Over the course of the day she noticed that the foundation began to separate around and above her nose, chin and around the cupid’s bow. Sadly the foundation didn’t meet the expectation that it said as her cheeks went oily/shiny by midday and we can conclude that this foundation did not work well for combination skin.

 

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So I gave this foundation a go too.  Now my skin is very hydrated and soft and I don’t generally suffer with dry or oiliness so I had high hopes for this foundation. For the purpose of this review I tested the foundation with the same style of brush that my sister used. The application was easy and it blended well into my skin. But again it didn’t cover all of my blemishes and redness and I love a full coverage finish. After finishing my concealer and powder over the top of the foundation, I noticed that my face started to feel dry. The foundation mattified so well but with the powder over the top it almost sucked some of the moisture from my skin. So I sprayed some setting spray over the top to see if that would bring back some of the moisture and I admit it did feel better. For me the foundation definitely lasted longer throughout the day however towards the end of the day it started to separate around my nose. For me this foundation would be for if I am running out of the house for a short time. I wouldn’t recommend it for a night out.

Lastly I want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has come along on this journey with me, I am so greatful  for everyone.

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