BEST & WORST FOUNDATIONS

Hi Loves, I thought I would share with you my best and worst foundations that I have, hope this can help you if you are looking for a new foundation to buy. I always like to research about a cosmetic product before purchasing, especially foundations as they can be expensive.

 

My favourite foundations are Too Faced – Born this way, Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation & Dior Forever Foundation. All three foundations have a lovely coverage and do not clog my pores and cause me to have breakouts. I love using a damp beauty blender or a kabuki brush to apply foundation, these two items avoid blotches and makes the product easy to blend.

Born this way foundations gives a nice full coverage and I like to use this foundation if I am going out where photos are going to be taken, the foundation is long lasting which is beneficial if you don’t get any time to top up your makeup.

Chanel velvet foundation has a nice sheer coverage and makes my skin look healthy and glowing. I love using this makeup on holiday or during the day as its light weight and smell fresh. I use this foundation everyday and apply tiny bit of concealer under the eyes and a bronzer on my cheekbones to finish off my everyday look.

Dior forever foundation is a full coverage foundation, it is build-able if you want to hide any imperfections, I love this foundation and try to make it last lol, I tend to use this when I am going on a night out/meal. This foundation gives you a nice smooth complexion and long lasting!

 

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Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Stick has some down falls for me, I love the sheer look it gives to the skin, it hides any imperfections and stays on all day but my problem with this foundation is that it makes my skin look to oily at times. Also this foundation can give me breakouts as it is such a think foundation, I feel it clogs my pores and is quite heavy on my skin. I would recommend this foundation if your skin is dry and looking for a foundation which will hydrate your skin and not make it appear more dry.

 

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I have to say, I am not a big fan of Charlotte tilbury Magic foundation. I purchased this product a few months ago as I saw many great reviews, I thought I would try this product out myself. I found the foundation to be really dry on the skin and hard to blend. It was not applying on smooth and I like an easily blend-able foundation. I suppose this foundation would be perfect for someone who has really oily skin.  I have combination skin so finding a foundation that is not too oily and not too dry is important to me.

 

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Mac studio Fix foundation was not great for me, I found this foundation to feel so heavy on my face and gave me breakouts, Sadly I had to get rid of this foundation as it was just not working with my skin. I think this foundation is great for photoshoots and to hide blemishes. I found this foundation was also to thick and hard to blend for me. I  purchased the wrong colour and did not match my skin tone, I think it is a good idea to go in a MAC store so one of the makeup artists can help match the foundation to your skin tone, I may try this sometime and find more of a light weight foundation of theirs.

 

 

How To Get Gorgeous Silky Hair

Hi Loves!

Today I wanted to share with you a great product I have used when my hair was feeling dry. I came across this amazing hot oil hair mask by ST.TROPICA , this hair mask done wonders and made my hair feel and look healthier! This mask contains coconut oil which is great for damaged hair.

BENEFITS:

• For STRONGER, THICKER, LUSTROUS Hair!

• Instantly repairs hair damage from the inside-out

• Helps stimulate hair growth

• Revitalizes & strengthens dry or damaged hair

• Locks-in moisture to help eliminate split ends and frizzy hair

I got 3 packs and used once a week, normally if I was going on a night out or a meal with friends or family. What is also great about this product is that it’s 100% organic so no harsh chemicals on your hair!

It is also suitable for vegans and microwave safe!

I put the mask in the microwave laying flat for 20 Seconds, I waited a few minutes until it cooled down and applied all over my hair and left on for 20 minutes.

It is really simple to use and would recommend this product if you are looking for something to help your hair appear and feel more healthy.

Here is the link to the website if you want to purchase the product https://sttropica.com

Fashion – Hot Finds Online

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5429B53F-2A35-4BF5-849D-D443FE5ED8ADI wanted to share with you some great finds from River Island SALE. I have noticed they are selling a lot of items cheap right now! I have purchased a top which was originally £38 to £10! Which I found was a bargain especially because I LOVED the top and the detailing was gorgeous.

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These gorgeous Boots are real suede and had to grab them, they were £25 and was originally £60! Thats £35 pound off which I thought was a great deal! They have many other boots that are selling for £25, if you want to check them out click the link below.

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I have found a few items that I think are great for the price, they have many other stuff on sale, their coats are around £30-40 which is kind of good as their coats are normally £60 and above.

Nasty Gal is one of my favourite websites to shop on, All the clothes are unique and different and I just love how they style up the outfits, eye catching and helps you what to style the item you like with! Nasty Gal has got a great sale going on right now. NASTY GAL WEBSITE

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Makeup With A Pop Of Colour

Hi Loves, Today I wanted to share with you some makeup products I have which I think are great for when I want to change up my every day makeup look. A bold lip now and then is what I love and can also put a look together. I own a few Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks, I LOOOVEE them as they last through out the day and smell gorgeous! The Colours I have of this product is Gemini & Calabasas.  Beauty bay has various colours of Jeffree Stars Lipsticks which is great, I will add a link below if you want to check them out.

https://www.beautybay.com/makeup/jeffreestarcosmetics/velourliquidlipstick/

I have spoken aboutMakeup Geek eyeshadows in my recent posts about how great quality they are. Highly pigmented and easy to apply giving a nice finish, I like to use a blending brush with makeup geek eyeshadows because they are super easy to blend! I will purchase their brushes at some point as I have heard positive reviews on them! So the brushes are defiantly in my wish list 😀

I have come across this palette on Sephora by Violet Ross, I thought I would share if you are looking for a new eyeshadow palette, I am considering purchasing it myself. Looking at the reviews everyone seems to be pleased with it. I think you can wear these colours in the day and night, I tend to stick with matte colours during the day as I think they are more subtle.

Fresh, Sauce & G.O.A.T would be the colours I would choose to wear in the day.

PRO Eyeshadow Palette 

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What To Take On A Short Getaway

Hi Loves, today I wanted to share with you my ideas of what to take when you fancy going on a short break. Everyone now and then likes to get away from reality just to relax. If you are going away for example 3-4 nights it is hard to think what to take because you don’t want to over pack and you don’t want to run out of clothes. Before I go abroad I like to plan outfits for the Day and Night this way I feel more organised. Bringing your favourite jewellery can help dress up the outfits, I love Mango & River Island for when it comes to fashion jewellery as I find their items to be dainty which I love!

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When it comes to makeup when going abroad, I like wearing a light tinted moisturiser especially if I am going to a warm/hot country. Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser is perfect to use when abroad, it has SPF 20 which gives you extra protection from the UV Rays. It gives you a no makeup look and feels very light on the skin and adds a soft hint of colour that evens and enhances skin without hiding it.

 

Hair products can be a pain to take away as they come in big bottles and take up space in the suitcase. I have found a great travel kit from Ouai. I think this travel kit is perfect and has every thing you need when it comes to your hair, The hair products also smell divine.

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Contains:
– Dry Shampoo 40g
– Texturizing Hair Spray 40g
– Smooth Spray 49ml
– Treatment Masque Packettes 3 x 9ml

Ouai Hair Care is created by Celebrity Hairstylist Jen Atkin, the one behind some of our favourite celebrity stunning hair look, including Gigi Hadid, Klan Kardashian and Gwen Stefani, to name a few. OUAI (pronounced “way”) which means yes in a Parisian way.

“It’s about saying yes to being that effortlessly cool girl. To getting real. And to looking chic, no matter how many followers you have.”, said Jen.

No glam squad is needed when you have Ouai hair care to help you achieve your #hairgoals.

 

Sunglasses and a small card holder/wallet is a MUST for when I go abroad, Its nice to take away a pair of shades, I have found some gorgeous ones from Ray Ban.

I love the shape and the colour of these sunglasses they are different, not too big and on trend.

Ray-Ban describes its geometric sunglasses as a cross between a circle and a square – the cool hexagonal silhouette is particularly flattering on both long and round face shapes. This gold-tone pair is fitted with the label’s ‘silver flash’ lenses that have an eye-catching mirrored finish. The tortoiseshell acetate tips ensure all-day comfort.

I have found this adorable Gucci Card Holder, I think this one is stylish and on trend. The card holder is leather which will last a while, Great if you are taking away a small cross body bag as will fit nicely leaving you with more room in your bag.

Gucci’s ‘Marmont’ cardholder is a chic alternative to a bulky wallet. Made in Italy from quilted leather, it has four card slots and a middle compartment to hold receipts or tickets. The burnished ‘GG’ hardware is a signature pulled from the brand’s archives. – Net -A-Porter.

 

I was scrolling though River Island.com and came across these two items which I adored! Perfect and cute for a short trip.

The sandals are unique and I am very much into tassels recently, they have a Boho Chic look. This cute mini suitcase I came across is so Chic and has beautiful detailing with a snake skin effect. A great alternative for a luxury looking travel case.

Dior Skin Forever Foundation

I am currently obsessed with Dior Forever Foundation at the moment, it is a perfect foundation for when you have imperfections or for when your skin is going through a break out.

This foundation has a nice coverage and is brilliant for shine control! Dior Forever is long lasting so I don’t have to worry about re applying. I do like to apply a primer whenever I have skin breakouts just to make sure the makeup lasts through out the day.

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The colour shade I have – 020. 

This shade is great for me this time of year, I am happy with this purchase and would recommend if you are looking for a high end Foundation. I am very careful with what foundation to buy when it comes to my skin as I like to prevent breakouts from happening. I have been using another foundation recently which caused a few imperfections and now decided to get rid of it. I have a few high end foundations just because they work well with my skin and I find they don’t clog my pores. This product costs £35 which I think is not bad if you want to invest in a luxury foundation, my one has lasted for a while now and have no complaints.

At the end of the day when taking off my makeup, I like to use Johnson’s Makeup Be Gone (Sensitive) Wipes. These wipes have a lot of moisture in them and make my skin feel light. I also like to use a serum cleanser when washing my face and I find serums to be more moisturising.

Beauty Life Hacks & Tricks

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Today I wanted to share with you my Life Hacks & Tricks, I hope some of my tricks are helpful to you.

  • Face Mask For Glowing Skin

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You will need; – 1 teaspoon of Turmeric –  3 tablespoons of Milk – 2 tablespoons of Gram Flour.

Mix this all together in a bowel and leave on your skin for 10 minutes until dry and then wash mask off with warm water. Turmeric is great to reduce acne and is known to help reduce any scarring.

 

  • Hair Mask To Help Grow Your Hair & Prevent Fall Out

You will need; – 1 Teaspoon Of Castor Oil – 2 Tablespoons Of Raw Coconut Oil 

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Place castor oil and coconut oil into a microwavable bowel and put in the microwave for 10 seconds, If hot allow to cool down. Apply this to your hair starting in the roots,  massage the mask into your scalp this will help stimulate hair growth. Add the rest of the mask on to the ends of your hair and leave in over night. You can use an old pillow case or put a towel over your pillow case. I would recommend putting your hair into a secure bun.  The next day rinse out using Luke warm water before washing your hair thoroughly.  Using this hair mask will make your hair appear shiny and feel more thicker. When using this mask once a week for about four weeks, I noticed how much my hair improved and felt thicker and healthy. Coconut oil prevents hair breakage and split ends, contributing to hair length. Castor oil helps increase circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth.

 

  • Grow Your Lashes! 

Apply Castor oil to your lashes using a Cue tip/cotton bud – This thick oil is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and proteins that help strengthen your lashes to create a naturally full lash line.

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Top Three Beauty Products I Use Everyday

I thought I would share with you guys the top three beauty products that I LOVE and use everyday! Before applying my makeup I love using award winning manuka doctor gold dust firming serum. This adds a lovely glow to the skin and makes my skin look my healthy and fresh. I like to use serums as they have a less greasy feeling on the skin and they absorb faster. I have combination skin so using a serum is perfect as this will stop my face from looking and feeling oily.

  1. Manuka Doctor Gold Dust Firming Serum
  • Clinically proven, after just one application skin looks more radiant, smooth and more even toned
  • Clinically proven, in 28 days skin feels firmer and facial contours more defined
  • Noticeable long lasting moisturisation
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Manuka Doctor Gold Dust Firming Serum

2. MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

For my everyday look, I always apply MAC velvet teddy lipstick, it moisturises my lips and has a nice scent. It is a very pretty colour and makes your lips have a bit of a tint which is what I love! Kylie Jenner is also a fan of this lipstick when she first got her lips enhanced this was her go to lipstick, in the picture below shows Kylie wearing the lipstick along with the lip liner by MAC in the colour SOAR.

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3. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Nars radiant creamy concealer is perfect for concealing dark circles under the eyes and hiding imperfections. I love this concealer because it lasts through out the day, I do like to add a translucent powder over the top to give a nice smooth look to your skin. NARS Radiant creamy concealer has been voted the best concealer in the US.

 

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Soft Purple Makeup Look

I created this soft purple makeup look, I think this will be great for a date night or a night out with friends. I used my urban decay shadow box palette, all the colours are Beautiful and have a lot of shimmer.

The colours I used in this palette were bordello and tornado. Bordello was used all over my lid and applied tornado into my crease. I like to use a base colour for every eye look. You can use any cream/white eyeshadow and apply all over the lid. This gets rid of any redness and makes the eyeshadow pop and this can make it easier to blend out other eyeshadows you use too.

When using darker eyeshadows I like to wear a light colour lip or a gloss, this makes the eyes stand out a bit more.

I would defiantly recommend this palette as the eyeshadows are pigmented and can be used for any occasion, they have a variety of colours to choose from. I always use this palette when I get ready for a night out.

I think this eyeshadow palette is sold out on their website but I have found a palette that is similar with a few same colours.

Shadow Box Palette

To finish off my eye look I applied liquid eyeliner and lashes, the ones I am using are red cherry wispy lashes. I love these lashes as they are good quality and cost under £5.

Jimmy Choo Blossom

I received this lovely gift over Christmas, Jimmy Choo Blossom perfume is a sweet fragrance which I love! fresh and perfect to wear in the summer time or winter time. I thought I would share this perfume with you if you are looking to purchase a new fragrance. I am always buying new perfumes as I like to have a choice of what scent I want depending on the outfit lol. I have a 40 ml bottle which is plenty for me, I think the bottle is so cute and a great size if you want to put it in your bag.

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What I like about this perfume is that it is not over powering, its light but lasting. I prefer lighter perfumes as strong scents can give me a headache. I think this is perfect to give someone as a gift.

‘Sparkling and vivacious, it’s the sip of a first cocktail, the clinking of glasses with the girls, the sexy soundtrack on the dance floor’. – Jimmy Choo

Fragrance Notes:

Top Notes: Sweet Pea, Rose
Heart Notes: Berries, Citrus, Cocktails
Base Notes: White Musk, Sandalwood