Makeup

Updated Every Day Makeup Look 💋

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I though it was about time I did an updated every day makeup look as the last one I did was back in May last year. Most of the products I use have changed now. I will talk about the differences in the products I use now compared to the ones I used before. Anything I don’t compare just means I am using the same product as last time.

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Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation £9.99

*This was a product I changed as I was using one by Charlotte Tilbury which was £30 and I didn’t want to keep spending that much every time I needed a new foundation. As much as I loved the foundation and would buy it again if I could spare the money every time. I went in search of a drug store, affordable dupe for it and I found this one from Bourjois which is a third of the price*

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Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £3.99

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Powder: Rimmel Insta Fix & Matte Powder £4.99

*Don’t get me wrong, you know I adore NYX products, but I come from a small town where our Boots is small and doesn’t stock NYX products. I know I could buy it off the website but I work all day and would miss the parcel and if I need it for the next day then I couldn’t and I would be an oily mess. So I picked this one up as a quick dupe*

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Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Bronzer £20

*I used to use my holy grail L’Oreal La Terra Bronzer, which I still switch between but I reach more for my Benefit one as it is also the perfect shade to contour my cheek bones with*

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Brows: Zoeva Graphic Brows Pencil £7.50 + Freedom Dip Brow Pomade £5

*I am still using the Zoeva Brow pencil, mainly for the spooly at the end but I switched back to my Freedom Dip Brow as I find my brows look more natural with this product*

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Mascara: Benefit Bad Gal Lash £18.50

*I used to use the amazing Miss Baby Roll mascara but I felt it was a bit too heavy for every day quick makeup. The Benefit one gives you natural looking lashes, perfect for the day. Also doesn’t transfer at all through out the day*

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Highlight: I Heart Makeup (Goddess of Love) £4.99

*BEST HIGHLIGHT I HAVE EVER USED AND FOR THE BEST PRICE! My Jouer one which was incredibly expensive for the size of it, shattered. I hadn’t dropped it or anything. As soon as the weather got colder it shattered like ice which is totally ironic as that was the shade I had*

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Blush: Benefit Rockateur Blush £24.50

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Lipstick: Disney Cinderella Lipsticks by MAC (Royal Ball) £16 or just a simple lip balm by Nivea £1

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Makeup

New Year, New Palette 🌼

Hello everyone. I am back! I had some other exciting posts to post towards the end of the year, however just before Christmas I fell very unwell (including some complications which is why I have been away for so long) and was ordered on bed rest and lots of sleep so I didn’t get a chance to finish them. However it is the start of a brand new year (I know it’s a bit late into the month) and there is a lot of changes and new things coming to my blog. So keep your eyes peeled! 💄

Every year my sister gets me the yearly 144 shade, Makeup Revolution palette and this year was no different. I look forward to seeing the difference in each palettes and what adventurous shades I will have to work with on some new makeup looks for the year.

Lets start this review off with some similarities and differences between the 2017 and the 2018 palettes.

 

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Similarities

  1. There are a lot of similar brown/nude shades in both palettes which could have been filled with some more adventurous colours. Although this would be good for people that want to maybe have colours from both palettes but for me these palettes I don’t travel with so it would be nice to have a few more bright shades.
  2.  A couple of the colours seem to be in the same place like they’ve just copied the design from the year before.

 

Differences

  1. There are plenty more matte shades in the 2018 palette which is great for doing more matte smokey eyes etc.
  2. There are a couple of different bright shades in their which I can create some different looks with.
  3.  The pigment seems to be a lot better with most of the shades the 2018 palette
  4. The casing feels a lot stronger this year which is great because sometimes the 2017 one makes noises like its going to crack if you put too much weight on it.

 

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The picture above shows you some of the swatches from both the 2017 palette and the 2018 one. The swatches on the left are from the 2018 palette and the swatches on the right are their identical shades from the 2017 palette. You can see how much more pigmented the 2018 swatches which is just amazing if you love a popping eyeshadow look.

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I got the palette for Christmas so I used it to get ready for the family meal in the afternoon. I was very unwell so I didn’t really do much with my eyes but I used a lovely red on my lids and outer corner to match with the top I was wearing. It wasn’t much but it completed the look and made me feel a lot better about myself that day.

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Makeup

Jack Frost Inspired Eyeshadow Look ❄️

 

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The big day is coming soon, what better way to celebrate the holidays than doing Christmas inspired makeup looks. I’m really excited about this makeup look as it is inspired by the personification of the cold, icy weather – Jack Frost. I took to Google to get some ideas for this look and think of some ideas to go with it. I decided to take the Jack Frost character representation from the 2012 movie “Rise of the Guardians”.

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This character represented the weather perfectly with the white’s and the blue. Elsa from hit movie Frozen would be the perfect representation too. This helped me with the idea of putting quite shiny blues and whites and lots of highlighter on the lids, inner corners, nose and lips. The pink part of the eyeshadow look came from the effect the recent snowy weather had on me. My cheeks always go a rosy colour in the frosty weather so I thought adding it in would be the perfect representation of what it is and what it can do to you.

❄️What I Used❄️

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The first palette was from NYX. It is the Ultimate Multi-Finish Palette (Sugar High). This palette has a lot of natural and rosy colours, perfect for a subtle smokey eye.

I began by priming my lids with concealer as I find this most efficient for my eyes. The concealer I used was Collection Lasting Perfection in the lightest shade.

 

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To re create the frost and the ice, I picked up the NYX In Your Element: Wind palette. This palette has some beautiful shimmery blues and whites in. I don’t think I could have picked a better palette.

 

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Makeup

12 Days of Nails

Hey everyone, I wanted to do some Christmasy posts but I didn’t want to just do Christmas inspired makeup looks. I was in the middle of painting my nails, listening to some festive songs towards the end of November when I remembered back to my school days and how we used to sing the 12 days of Christmas. So I sat and reminisced  and then it came to me to do 12 days of nails. For the first 12 days of December I have painted my nails each day with different colours and styles. I hope you enjoy!

Day 1:

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Barry M Aquamarine Collection: Caspian

Barry M Aquamarine Collection: Treasure Chest

Day 2:

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Miss Selfridge silver polish

Barry M: Diamond Glitter

 

 

Day 3:

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Essie: Russian Roulette

Barry M: Diamond Glitter

 

 

Day 4:

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Colour Couture: Galaxy

 

 

Day 5:

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Miss Selfridge Baby Pink

Tanya Burr: Fairytale

 

 

Day 6:

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Seventeen: Copper

 

 

Day 7:

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Jack Wills: Grey

Barry M: Fashion Icon

 

 

Day 8:

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Barry M Coconut Infusion: Sunkissed

Rimmel London Super Gel by Kate Moss: Guilty Pleasure

 

 

Day 9:

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Seventeen: Navy Glint

 

 

Day 10:

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Essie: Bikini So Teeny

 

 

Day 11:

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Revlon: Gum Drop

 

 

Day 12:

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Rimmel London: Silver Bullet

No.7 Stay Perfect: In The Stars