Winter Beauty Essentials

It is vital to look after your skin in the winter time, Do you ever feel like your skin is dry around this time of year? I make sure to apply extra moisturiser in the winter time this just helps my skin keep hydrated through out the day. The cream I am currently using is by Beauty Aid, this is great to use if you suffer with eczema, any skin conditions or if you just have sensistive skin.

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I got mine online from lookfantastic.com for £22. It is a pricey cream but it is worth it if nothing agrees with your skin.

I would recommend Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, this is such a lovely oil for your lips to keep them hydrated. I love the Honey one, its taste nice but I dont think your suppose to eat it. Ha Ha 🙂 It is £19 but clarins are now doing a stocking filler deal where you can get a minature version for just £10.

If your thinking of trying it out I would get the stocking filler first. It is great for a Christmas present.

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Summer Beauty

Summer Beauty 2018

In the summer time I like to wear minimal makeup as possible but of an evening when going out, I cant help myself and love creating a nice smokey eye look. The day time I like to wear a tinted moisturiser. The one I use is from Avon called True Nutra Effect Radiance Tinted Moisturiser SPF20. It normally costs £6 but currently on sale for £3 at the moment. The product appears to be white but once applied its gives you a nice tint and glow.

For the evening time I like to use Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette, it is very pigmented and has a creamy formula which makes it very easy to blend out when using a blending brush. If you are on a budget when it comes to cosmetics but still want to get a few products that are good quality, I highly recommend Makeup Revolution. They are reasonable priced, even the packaging is cute. You can get a £4 eyeshadow palette and their concealer has been compared to Tarte shape tape concealer. 

When it comes to lips I use the brand MAC. Mac Velvet Teddy has always been my favourite and goes with everything. Its a natural dark nude colour with a hint of pink. I love using this with Spice lip liner or the colour whirl. 

 

Trying out white eyeliner!

Hello Everyone,

Last week I decided to try out white liquid eyeliner, I have noticed it has been a trend on social media and makeup artists are creating beautiful looks. It was a little harder to apply than black eyeliner, you have to apply a few layers as it can look patchy. I created a glitter light smokey eye to go with it. To make the glitter look more pigmented I used Mac Pro fix +! But you can damp a flat eyeshadow brush to get the same effect.

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Lashes are by house of lashes in siren. For my brows I have been using Anastasia dip pomade. Super easy to apply with a angle eyebrow brush.

My Favourite liquid Lipsticks

Hello Everyone,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I have been working on my social media page @georginalongmakeup – Instagram.

Jeffree star cosmetics have a range of velour liquid lipsticks. I am going to be purchasing a few more as they are not drying or have a tacky feeling, they have a lovely scent to them. I would definitely recommend this brand if your trying out liquid lipsticks for the first time.

If your wanting to create more of a fuller lip I would recommend a matte lip kit. Makeup Revolution have a great range and only cost £6. You can shop for these products in Superdrug. It comes with a lip liner which is great to line your lips for more definition. I am going to be putting a post up soon about makeup Revolution products are they are such good quality for the price!!

If you have any recommendations on liquid lipsticks you have tried, do let me know, I am always on the search for new makeup.

Kylie Jenner lip kits are amazing to create a fuller lip if desired, a little bit more on the pricey side, but are worth it as the pigmentation is good quality. Nyx creme lipsticks are great, non drying. They are cheaper too, really nice to use everyday and long lasting.

Colourful Eyeshadow

Hello Everyone, I have been trying out some different makeup looks last week and this week and been posting on my Instagram page Georginalongmakeup would appreciate it if you can follow my page! Let me know that you read my blog and I’ll give you a follow! For the products I use check out my post on Instagram.

I have been using various palettes to come up with one eyeshadow look. Makeup Revolution palette are great to use if your starting of creating looks or if you want to build yourself a makeup collection. Their palettes are great quality and only £4 at Superdrug.com

Beautybay.com have makeup geek eyeshadow pans which are about £6. I purchase a few of these from time to time and are great to use with palettes. I want to try out white eyeliner, I think it’s the new trend and love the way it looks with eyeshadow.

Pink Smokey Eye Makeup

Hello Everyone, I have create a pink smokey eye look using the Huda beauty mauve makeup obsessions palette and a makeup geek eyeshadow. I love these two brands and they have such great pigmentation to their eyeshadows.

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I haven’t used a pink eyeshadow in a while and wanted create a makeup look which stood out a bit more. I think it’s really important to have a blending brush when using bright or dark colours this will even it out and get rid of harsh lines. You can get some amazing brushes at beautybay.com

I love using false eyelashes when using eyeshadow, it gives my eye a nice look and puts everything together, I always use a pencil or liner to create a wing and like using a pencil in my water line.

Thank you for reading. I hope you like this makeup look💄🎨👄

 

Best Fragrances Under £20

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Hi Everyone, I wanted to share with you some great fragrances I have that are under £20. Fragrances can be expensive and I have been looking for some beautiful smelling fragrance that’s at a reasonable price. I love a musk scent and florals, depending on where I am going, I like to wear more of a heavy musk scent for a night out and for everyday or going abroad I like to use a light floral or fruity scent, this gives a nice fresh feel.

  • Next rouge perfume – £14

Rouge Absolue is a lovely fragrant that I love to wear on a night out or if I’m going out for dinner. The fragrance lasts all day and is perfect to give someone as a gift. I love the packaging as it has that luxurious look. I have the 30ml bottle and has lasted me a while, it all depends on how much product you use. For the price I think this is a great product and would recommend.

Warm and vibrant. Luscious red fruits entwined with white flowers upon a rich base of crystalised amber. Warm and vibrant. Luscious red fruits entwined with white flowers upon a rich base of crystalised amber. – next

  • Nicki Minaj Pink Friday – £16.99

This is one of the perfumes I have been buying over the years. I love the bottle and it has a lovely sweet but light scent. Perfect to wear everyday, I have received many compliments with this perfume. Over the years this perfume has got cheaper as well which is great for me. They are selling this at the perfume shop 100ml for just £16.99. Nicki Minaj has many other fragrances that I really want to try!

  • DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom- £17.95This fragrance is a lovely fresh fruity scent which is perfect for being in the sun or wanting a fresh scent for everyday. It is not over powering but still a lovely scent that lasts all day. At just £17.95 is a perfect price for a everyday perfume.

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Eau de Parfum Spray is a radiant fragrance that marries freshness, vibrancy and femininity. A blend of sparkling grapefruit, casses and sun-kissed apricot meets a blooming floral heart of sheer muguet and petally rose, wrapped in luminous jasmine. Finish the apple sensation with a body lingering base of blond woods and smooth skin accords. – DKNY.

Makeup Revolution + Free Makeup

Hello Everyone, I have came across a makeup brand that I REALLY wanted to try out. Alot of beauty gurus on youtube have been raving about how great and affordable the makeup is. The Makeup Revolution concealer is the most spoken about because of how great coverage it gives and people have compared it to the shape tape concealer by Tarte. Many people are saying it is a great dupe. The concealer is thick but creamy and easily blendable, works great with a small buffer brush or damp beauty blender.

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TIP: To make my concealer last longer, I spray some Mac Pro Fix + onto my damp beauty blender before blending. This makes the concealer stay on and last through out the day.

I went on to Superdrug.com and purchased their concealer which was £4, an amazing price as this concealer is great quality, this has to be my new favourite and will be buying it in more shades as the one I purchased is a bit light for my skin tone but I can work around that by applying a darker powder on top. 

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I wanted to get a new liquid lipstick kit as I just love how they are long lasting and you do not need to keep applying after you eat or drink. I purchased a makeup revolution lip kit which is are great dupes of KYLIE JENNERS Lip kits. I purchased one in the colour NOBLE. It comes with the lip pencil which is super easy to apply as its creamy and soft and goes great with the liquid lipstick. I would recommend if purchasing this, to put on a lip cream or vasiline before applying this product, just to get some moisture on the lips as this can be a bit dry, depending how much layers you put on. 

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The next item I got was the contour palette which has a great range of colours to choose from. I love this palette as it has cool grey tones which are more natural looking when sculpting the face and contouring those cheekbones. The powders are really pigmented and feel amazing on the skin and gives a good coverage if you are setting your under eyes. 

The palette cost me £8 which I think is a great price as some well known palettes are over £20 and that is just for one product. I was so happy that I got some amazing product all for under £20. 

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When shopping on Superdrug they was doing a deal if you spend over £12 on Makeup revolution products you recieve a free palette. I have looked on the website this morning & they have taken off the deal which I am sad about as I wanted to share with you guys! This palette has eyeshadows and highlighters and are soo pigmented. I have found a great palette which is similar to this palette Love conquers all at just £4. Click link to see ALTERNATIVE.

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The next thing I want to purchase from this brand is their £4 eyeshadow palette. I have researched about this product and watched many youtube videos and people cannot believe how great and pigmented the eyeshadows are. Smooth and easy to apply which is what I LOVE.

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How beautiful does these colours look! This palette is called – Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Palette Newtrals 2

Thanks for reading, I hoped you liked this post and found it interesting, I never heard of makeup revolution until youtube and I wanted to share with my readers, just incase you havent heard of this amazing brand. If you have and have purchased a product of theirs comment below if you think I should try it out.

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Best Skincare Prouducts For Breakouts

Hello Everyone, I have been testing out some skincare products recently to see which works with my skin best to help get rid of breakouts. I started by getting little bumps over my forehead and just didnt know what they was until I researched and found out its not a rash or pimples but clogged pores!! I started to research more and find out how I can get rid of these pesty pores. 

  • Exfoliate your skin at least 3 days a week. 

Exfoliating your skin 3 times a week can remove dead skin cells and can help reduce or remove those bumps. Leaving your skin feeling and looking much smoother which is a great feeling, even when applying your makeup your skin will feel less rough and more soft.

  • Cleanse your skin everyday.

Cleansing your skin everyday will help remove any dirt/oil and any left over makeup.  Throughout the day the skin on your face is continually covered with bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and old (dead) skin cells, this will help reduce the breakouts and will give you a fresh look.

  • Find a great moistuirser which will not irritate your skin.

Before finding the perfect product to use on my face to give moisture, I was using anti aging creams which was making my skin feel even worse and dry feeling and I could not understand why I was getting red rashes over my face. I have sensitive skin so I needed to change my moisuirser ASAP! I then decided to give ALOE VERA Gel a go which is great to use as a moisturiser as its super hyrdating. 

The benefits of aloe vera are that its great for pigmentation, acne, eczema and contains two hormones which are Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation.

You can check out my previous blog post about my favourite cleansing makeup wipes that I use, by clicking here. 

Lets now talk about my favourite products I am using to exfoliate and cleanse my skin!

  • Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask

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  • My favourite product to use for exfoliating my skin, it has a lovely scent and feels lovely on your skin, I like to apply this product on first before cleansing my skin and apply and rub circle motions into my skin with a little water. You can apply this mask how ever you want and what works best for you.

  • Give your skin a new lease of life with our Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask. Inspired by Chinese traditions, we have blended ginseng extract, rice extract and sesame seed oil into our 100% vegetarian creamy exfoliating mask, that has been formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. Use two to three times a week to reveal brighter-looking, even and supple feeling skin. – The Body Shop

    • 100% vegetarian
    • Creamy exfoliating face mask
    • For skin that needs an intense treatment to remove dullness and unevenness.
    • Illuminates, evens and revitalises skin
    • Formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil
    • Ideal to create a facial at home
    • Blended with rice & ginseng extracts from China and organic Community Trade sesame seed oil from Nicaragu
  • Lush Mask Of Magnaminty Self-PreservingGently cleansed Mask Of Magnaminty Self-Preserving

  • This face and body mask I recieved as a gift for Christmas and LOVE it! It smells like chocolate chip mint and makes my skin look glowing after applying! This product is great to help fight spots and contains 13 100% vegetarian ingredients. I have used this product about five times and no where near-half way through. This pot lasts a very long time depending how much you apply on to your skin. My face tingles slightly when having this mask on but left my skin feeling fresh, smooth and all blemishes were gone!

  • A minty, multi-purpose mask with a mixture of gentle yet effective ingredients, including honey and kaolin, to help you maintain your magnificent skin. – Lush 

  • But why choose self preserving?

  • This marvellous mixture keeps itself clean without the help of synthetic preservatives. That’s because the hydrating antibacterial honey that keeps your skin clean and fresh, does the same to the formula and prevents it from growing microorganisms. Clever!

  • The extra honey in this formula gives the mask a more luxurious, thicker texture than its preserved counterpart – meaning it does not dry on your skin in the same way as the preserved version. When it comes to choosing between the two, it all comes down to preference. – Lush 

The cleanser I am currently using is unfortunatly sold out every where and you cannot buy the product anymore. It was by Lisa Hoffman and was a serum day cleanser. When this product runs out I will definatly will be sticking to a serum cleanser as I love how it feels when applying and it is also easy to apply. Rubbing all the serum into my skin and washing off with warm water and then cold water to close the pores.

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Try not to touch your face. WHAAT! Sounds silly but through out the day your hands can pick up bacteria and with out noticing you can be resting your head on your hand and instantly putting bacteria on your face which can cause a pimple.

I was wondering why I have pimples on my chin, but now I know what was causing so much breakouts around that area, Resting my head on my hand!

I hope this post helped you, if you have any recommendations of skincare products comment below.

Thanks for reading!