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.

To see more makeup images please check out my Instagram page where I’m posting 24/7 @georginalongmakeup

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.

What facial cleansing wipes I use to remove makeup

Hello Everyone, sorry I haven’t posted in a while, today I wanted to share with you the makeup remover wipes I am currently using. My skin was looking and feeling so bad the last couple of weeks, I have been trying out different products to help my skin clear. I feel that cleansing wipes are a big part to blame for my skin breakouts, some wipes I was previously using would dry out my skin and make it feel and look dull.

I love to use wipes that have some moisture in them and contain natural ingredients to help my skin. I first started off by purchasing simple kind to skin cleansing facial wipes. Simple are rated no 1 uk skincare brand, so I thought I would give this product a go. No artificial perfume or colour – no harsh chemicals that can upset your skin. I think this is a great product if you have sensitive skin or want to give your skin a break from harsh chemicals. Personally I felt as if this product didn’t help my skin, it made my face feel tight and dry after removing my makeup. I think that some sort of moisturiser added to these wipes would make it 100% better. For example aloe Vera,it’s natural and super hydrating. After exfoliating and cleansing my skin I have been using aloe Vera gel as a moisturiser. I didn’t want to use anything that had harsh chemicals. I had those little bumps over my forehead and was so confused of why I couldn’t get rid of them. But I have made sure to exfoliate at least once a week and has helped a lot to un clog those pores !! I cleanse my skin everyday but sometimes you need to get rid of those dead skin cells.

I have now been using L’Oreal fine flowers cleansing wipes ( rose & lotus) they are more expensive than the simple wipes but I love how they make my skin feel. They have so much moisture containing sweet almond oil and they smell divine. I don’t mind my cleansing wipes having a fragrance as they don’t irritate my skin. Rose & Lotus are great for the skin also, I love using products that contains plant /flower ingredients . You get 25 wipes in a packet, I use a full wipe at night and cleanse my face and in the morning I like to rip one in half and use just to make sure all dirt and oil is off my face after washing my face.

I like to apply a lip balm after removing my makeup off for the day and before applying my makeup. I am currently using Nivea hydro care balm this is a great product. If your looking for something that’s more intense and will help nourish your skin quicker, I would recommend Vaseline, I sometimes apply this on my lashes too, it helps them grow! 🙂

Thank you for reading and I hoped this has helped you if your looking for new skincare products!

Georgina xo

How To Plump Your Lips – Get Fuller Lips

Hi Loves, I want to share with you some great tips on how to make your lips look more plumper.
There are many ways you can achieve fuller lips, right at home! Whether its for everyday or special occasions, I always use these beauty tricks when needed.

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Fuller lips are the most popular beauty feature right now but there are ways to make your lips plumped naturally without injections. I like enhancing my own lips that still appear natural, so if you’re looking to make a small natural difference thats going make your lips stand out a bit more then I have some ideas that may help you.

Lip scrubs

I love using a lip scrub as it exfoliates your lips getting rid of dead skin, making your lips super smooth also using a scrub will help increase blood-flow to your lips giving you a nice natural plumper lip. This is what I use if I’m going on a night out before applying my makeup. Jeffree Star Cosmetics have a lovely lip scrub in flavour candy, its safe if some of the product goes in your mouth but try not to sallow the product. This products smells lovely and does the job. This product is available on BeautyBay for £12.

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If you don’t want to splash out some money for a lip scrub there are other ways, like home remedies! You can take your tooth brush and brush your lips in circular motions with some water, this helps increase blood-flow and get rid of dead and rough skin or you can take some sugar. Yes Sugar! This works just as good as a scrub and you can apply some oil with it, I would recommend coconut oil as this can be a good moisturiser and will help the sugar stick to the lips.

If you want to be a bit more adventurous you can take some Cinnamon, if you can take the tingling feeling, you can mix this with an oil also, which help your lips feel smooth and plumped.

Lip Liner

When it comes to makeup, for my lips I like to take a concealer and apply a little on my lips making sure its blended properly using a damp beauty blender this will help you re create your lip line when using a lip liner. I love using a brown, nude lip liner as this will give an illusion of a fuller lip. I would make the cupids bow a tiny bit higher then what they were and then for the sides of my lips I would follow my natural lip line. You don’t want to over line the sides as this will make it very obvious.

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I want to share with you some youtube videos to give you a bit more of an idea of what I’m talking about lol. The Lip liner I currently use is MAC Lip Liner in the colour Spice, For lipstick I like using MAC Velvet teddy, Moisturising, Smells gorgeous and it is a beautiful colour!

If you are not into lip liner as much you can use a highlighter and applying a tiny bit on the cupids bow, this will help define your lips and make them stand out more. Even a lip gloss instantly gives you more of a fuller lip!

Lip kits

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Lip kits are great and can you dont have to worry about finding the right lipstick colour to go with your lip liner and they already come together! You have probably heard of Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits. I have one myself and must say it does the trick giving you a matte fuller lip and is long lasting. What I would recommend when using the lip kit is applying a little vaseline over the top once dried just to give you some moisture as they can be very dry. I do like Jeffree star velour liquid lipstick as they are more moisturising, smell good and cheaper!

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I hope this post has helped you, if you have any recommendations please feel free to comment below!

 

Thanks for reading!

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GLITTER FACE MASK?!

Hey Everyone! Today I came across a new-ish product that was released in December by Too Faced! I can’t believe that I have only just seen this product. How amazing does it look on the skin!? This is first time I have seen a glitter face mask on the market and I am impressed, What do you guys think?

Too Faced Co Founder & CCO posted an image on his Instagram page with quote

 “I’ve wanted to do a glitter mask for more than 5 years but the science just wasn’t ready. I’m so happy to tell you that Glow Job is almost here! It’s the most amazing radiance boosting and exfoliating peel-off mask I’ve ever used—and it’s infused with REAL glittering gold⭐️. It leaves your skin feeling smooth, soft and makeup ready—and it’s begging for a selfie. #tfglowjob #toofaced “

This product is called Glow Job, A radiance-boosting glitter face mask, infused with real gold?! I suppose this face make is fun to use as well as helping your skin look unreal! I defiantly want to purchase this product as I love trying out different face masks that are on the market. When I purchase this product, I will make sure to do a review for you guys 😀

 The packaging for GlowJob mask is simply gorgeous, sooo pretty! Too Faced are known for having such cute packaging.

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This is on the market for $42 which is about £30.30. I suppose this mask is on the pricey side as you can get pretty cheaper masks out there that are very good and does the job. If you have any recommendations for great face masks please comment below as I would love to hear what masks you use.

I am really into sheet masks at the moment as they are easy to use and keep your face moisturised.

The Brand Star Skin has a great line of sheet masks which are cheaper at £8.50 and you can re-use. The mask showing below is wonderful for people who suffer with having blemishes & visible pores, this can instantly calm redness and relieve irritation.

 

 

 

 

Boho Chic Style For Summer 2018

Hi Everyone, I’ve have been looking online for ideas what to wear for summer this year. Forever 21 have some amazing clothing which has a boho chic look I’m really into at the moment.

Hopefully England will have a nice summer this year. Cute leather or suede jackets can help style up your outfit which has a boho chic feel and are perfect to wear in the summer and winter. I’m really into hats at the moment and would love to start wearing them more. Below I have found two hats that I am thinking of purchasing at some point. They are cute and can easily style up an outfit. Black jeans, a leather jacket and a cute top will be perfect to go with the hats below.

ASOS High Crown Wool Baker Boy Hat

ASOS Felt Panama Hat With Plait Braid Trim With Size Adjuster

I always check on Zara from time to time as they have some cute tops which have a boho chic look. All their last year summer clothing are on sale at the moment so it’s a great time to buy some good quality clothing for a bargain! Zara.com

Floral High Low Dress – Forever 21

I love this dress that I found on forever 21 and think it will be perfect on a summers day with sandals or Ankle boots. To style up in the evening I would wear sandals heels.

Shark bite Denim Dungarees – Forever 21 I love this dungarees and will defiantly be purchasing to wear for the summer, you can also wear a cream roll neck top to go under this if you wanted to change it up a bit.

If you have any ideas or know some great websites where you can buy boho chic clothing please comment below, would love to hear your tips.

How cute are these sunglasses! I think these definitely have a bohemian feel to them & only $5! I found these on sunglass spot. Click here to purchase they have these sunglasses in various colours too.

If you don’t mind spending a little more on your clothing, freepeople.com have some beautiful clothing that are unique boho and bohemian style.

Soft Eyes & A Red Lip – Makeup Look

Hi Loves,

Today I wanted to share with you a makeup look which I think is perfect for work or school.

If you fancy changing up your everyday look I think a dark/bright lip colour than what you normally go for is fun idea.

I love using a soft brown eyeshadow when I have a dark lip on just because I don’t want to look too over the top for in the day. But it’s what ever best works for you!!

I love using my Gerard cosmetics lipstick in the colour fire engine. This is such a pretty colour and can really put an outfit together! This lipstick is moisturising and smells lovely.

When wearing a red lip, I think a cut crease eye look is great, it gives you a classy look and is great for all occasions.

I have came across a great eyeshadow which I think will go well with a red lip, it is matte and will give your eyelid a contoured look which will add definition.

This eyeshadow is in the colour bake sale by makeup geek, I swear by this brand as I know I am going to get good quality eyeshadows!

To keep the eyes natural I would just add a mascara, I use my Dior DiorShow. This is a lovely mascara and gives my lashes a nice length.

To add a nice glow I would recommend Becca cosmetics highlighter, this is very popular and this product is on various online beauty websites. I am using Gerard Cosmetics highlighter in the colour grace in the picture above.

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

A Little Inspiration

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I want to start off by giving my followers some inspiration on achieving their dreams.

If you have a passion for something and really want to make that your career, you have to think out side the box and remain positive. Finding on how to go about it is the first step to achieving your goals, you have to come up with a plan and how you can work this around your lifestyle. Success does not lie in results but in efforts. Being the best is not so important. Doing the best is all that matters. In life you can’t wait about for an opportunity to come to you, you have go and create it and things will fall into place.

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A Good 5 Things To Give Up:

  •   Excuses
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Fear Of Success
  • People Pleasing
  • Fear Of Failure

Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can, don’t stop until you feel proud of yourself. The main thing is to never give up when things get tough, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Your attitude on things in life, determines your direction, this is why it is so important to stay positive no matter what life throws at you.

I strongly recommend a book called The Secret, if you haven’t heard of it, The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book by Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the pseudo-scientific ‘law of attraction‘ which claims that thoughts can change the world directly. The book has sold 20 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages. It has changed many people views in life and certainly changed mine.

I will also recommend a man that I watch on youtube, Ralph. He’s youtube channel is called infinite waters diving deep. He is a psychologist and councillor and now has gone on to motivate and inspire many people across the world with a staggering 1Million + Subscribers. When I’m feeling down, I always watch he’s videos for guidance, A link is attached if you want to check out his videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/Kemetprince1

Why is meditation good for the body?                                                                                             

Meditation is essential to feel well and live a Happy Life.     Medi32f0b0747ead5ae3636954e7cf9331f9-angel-paintings-angel-arttation can help us to eliminate negative thoughts, worries, anxiety, all factors that can prevent us feeling happy. It has been proved that the practice of meditation, carried out on a regular basis, will mitigate the symptoms of stress and anxiety. I like to mediate at least once a week, I search on youtube, ‘deep cleaning meditation music’ and lay down with my head phones in for at least an hour. This helps me clear my mind of any stress and worries, I find it very cleansing for me.