All About Autumn | The Contour

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I’m back with my third Autumn update and this time I want to talk about the glorious trend that it contouring… Yup, that one that makes your face all golden and sculpted.

This Autumn, the colour and drama on the catwalks have been saved for the eyes and the blush has taken a bit of a back seat but don’t think for a second that the cheeks haven’t been getting some lovin’…

Bronzing/contouring will be a trend that will follow us into the New Year because lets face it, it’s every woman’s secret weapon to adding some dimension and slimming down the face.

Here are the products I’ve been reaching for recently to create a healthy glow.

Mac MSF Medium Dark

Nars Laguna

Dior Nude Tan BB Creme 02

Benefit Boi-ing 03

 

All About Autumn | The Under Eye

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This Autumn we are encouraged not to opt for the cat eye look as much and show our under eyes some love, a trend that I can definitely get on board with. I’m not for one minute saying that I’m storing the liquid liner away for hibernation,  I’ll just be reaching for some creamy khol goodness to grace my bottom lashes with more often…

I’ve picked my favourite liners to share with you guys. Remember that I have blue eyes and I tend to wear colours to make them stand out… And of course I’ve thrown a jet black in there for good measure!

Just a note for all of you who are lucky enough to have brown/green eyes. Purples look amazing paired with green eyes and blue is super flattering and make brown eyes pop!

So here are my favourite liners that compliment my blue eyes nicely…

Mac Teddy

Maybelline Master Drama Chromatic in Vibrant Gold

Bourjois Khol and Contour in 73

Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Black

Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Taupe

All About Autumn | Lips

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With September comes the beginning of Autumn (my favourite season!) and with the beginning of a new season, comes new trends one of which being the berry lip.

It’s a known fact that when the leaves start to turn brown and grace our cold streets, we all start to reach for the darker colours… It’s sort of an unwritten rule so here are some options for you to rock some of this year’s darker trends…

The Purple Lip

Mac Amp It Up

Mac Violetta

Mac Asian Flower

The Rose Lip

Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter Berry Smoothie

Mac Hot Gossip

Rimmel Kate Moss 05

The Plum Lip

Rimmel Moisture Renew Glam Plum Fulham

Barry M 141

Mac Hot Tahti

The Dark Pink Lip

Tanya Bur Lip Gloss Exotic Island

Mac Girl About Town

Home Comforts

Everyone that knows me will tell you that I’m a real homebody to the point where I sometimes (not always) would prefer to sit in rather than go to a major party! I always feel most relaxed and at home and while I’m bright and bubbly most of the time, sometimes, I just like to enjoy my own company in my own space.

Because I’m human, I sometimes get anxious/sad and when this happens, there’s nothing that makes me feel better than relaxing with a few home comforts…

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Lighting a candle always relaxes me straight away. I try to pick a scent that will calm me down or that reminds me of good times. Right now, I’m burning Soft Blanket by Yankee Candle. They are my favourite candles ever and have a scent to suit all moods/tastes.

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This wee guy was a gift from friends and pretty much explains itself :)

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Nothing chills me out more than drinking a hot drink out of one of my favourite mugs. Right now I’m obsessed with caramel shortcake mochas… YUM!

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When I’m not feeling at my best, this bunch never fail to cheer me up! I lock myself away and watch a few episodes of the SacconeJolys and end up in fits of laughter or overwhelmed by the cuteness!

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Or if I’m in the mood to concentrate a bit more, I’ll loose myself in some sort of crime/investigation show. I’ve recently discovered Suits. Give it a watch if you’re into legal shows with some back stabbing, scandal and some good ole fashioned drama!

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 Last but not least, absolutely nothing in this world makes me feel better than my favourite jammies and cosy socks. Yes, I’m 21 and wear minnie mouse jammes, don’t be jealous!

Sometimes when we’re not feeling ourselves, all we need are the little things to get us back on track. Take some time for yourself and relax. It will do you the world of good :)

August Favourites!

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 Yup, it’s that time again! Well, maybe not, I’m a few days late but you know what they say…

With it being the last month of Summer, I’ve been trying to make the most of the lighter colours and coverages before we move into the Autumn months. Horray for boots and scarves!!!

So by now, you guys know how the monthly favourites thing goes so I’ll just jump right in…

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I’ll begin with the primer as that’s the first thing I put on #logic. This month, I’ve been ditching the Benefit Porefessional and reaching for the Max Factor Face Finity All Day Primer (what a mouthful!) You’ll see from the photo that it looks a bit like glue and sorry to disappoint but it feels a lot like you’re rubbing glue onto your face, but if you’re willing to get past that, this stuff is awesome! It obviously doesn’t keep your make up on for 24 hours but during the week I tend to have mine on for 10 – 11 hours and I’ve noticed a difference in the longevity of my base… Definitely one to check out!

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I’ve wanted to talk about this next product for a while and what better way than a favourites! The Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder is great for when you don’t want a heavy coverage but you still feel like you have to set your make up. It’s so finely milled that no matter how much you put on it won’t cake up. This for sure stands up against most high end powders for a fraction of the price!

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This next one every beauty blogger and their granny has raved about so I won’t say too much… Just that the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer has been a life saver for me in the past few weeks to help cover blemishes. It’s thick but not too thick that it’s hard to blend! You can tell it’s well loved by the fact that all the writing has worn off the packaging… Ooops!

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This lip combo is a bit unusual for me. I usually shy away from nudes and go for a bold colour on a night out, however recently, I’ve been pairing MACs Patisserie and Creme Cup with a smokey eye. I really like that it balances out the look without washing me out and will look great with a little bit of glitter on the eye come party season ;)

Last but not least, I thought I’d chuck in a hair product because I like to live life on the edge… Maybe not but I had to mention it! I’ve been looking for a heat protectant that I could spray on dry hair without it frizzing up and I found the Tresseme Heat Defence Spray which does just that… Took me long enough and a million bad hair days to find it though!

 

Back Soon!

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Hello beauties!

So after taking what seems like a 5 month break from the internet, I’m back!

Regular posts will begin from this evening :)

I also took some time to re-jig the layout of things and I think I’m pretty happy where things are at… For now anyway!

Let me know what you think of the new set up!

#IceBucketChallenge

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Just looking at those photos makes me cold! Apologies for the poor quality, they are screenshots from my Ice Bucket Challenge video.

For those of you who have happened to be living under a rock for some reason or another and haven’t come across the Ice Bucket Challenge, it’s a campaign doing the rounds just now to raise awareness for ALS, more commonly known as Motor Neurone Disease, an incurable illness which takes lives. I was nominated  by my thoughtful and considerate *she says with no hint of sarcasm* friends Caitlin and Nicole to take part and have iced water thrown over me and to donate to the cause.

You’ll see from the photos that my brother took great pleasure in assisting me with the challenge… Little does he know that I have the wheelie bin lined up for his ;)

After taking part in the challenge, it’s the rules to nominate other people to take part… So I nominate YOU!

That’s right, fill up your buckets, get outside, get soaked and get donating! I look forward to seeing your pics/videos!

While ALS/MND is such a worthy cause, you can do it to raise awareness for a charity of your choosing also.

For more information on ALS/MND and how to take part and donate, click HERE.

It really was cold….

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The Lovely Blog Award!

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Hi beauties!

I am super excited to write this post this morning as the lovely Lina Maureen has nominated me for The Lovely Blog Award! I’m not posting this as a boast that someone likes my blog, though it does make me extremely happy that people enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it! I’m posting this because I find it immensely encouraging that these kind of awards exist as a way for bloggers to support each other. It’s heart warming that people with the same interests choose to encourage one another… We bloggers gotta stick together, right?

So like I said, the pleasure of writing this post is thanks to Lina Maureen. The self proclaimed Drugstore Queen is your one-stop shop for all things drugstore. With posts about fashion, hair and being a mom, there really is something for all you beauties so I definitely recommend you check out DRUGSTORE COUTURE.

Rules

Thank the blogger who nominated you

Display the rules and award logo

List seven facts about yourself

Nominate 5-15 other bloggers to accept the award

Here goes…

When I was 5 my parents told me that our apple tree in the back yard was stolen so that I wouldn’t be mad that they had arranged for it to be chopped down… I believed this till I was a lot older than I’d like to admit!

My favourite meal is either mac and cheese or nachos… It’s a tough call.

I have a non beauty related job, I currently work in Project Management.

My favourite ice cream flavour is toffee.

I’m obsessed with sea otters! I actually an adopted one… She’s called Olive :)

I love any TV show/film/book to do with crime or the US government… There’s for sure some secrets there!

My favourite time of year is Autumn. It always reminds me of starting fresh, a feeling that I’m sure most people associate with Spring. So I’m a rebel… Sue me :)

If you’d like, you can learn more about me HERE.

I’d like to nominate

Honour Recommends

The Beauty Sanctuary

Maja Estelle

A Little Lippy Goes A Long Way

As Seen By Sea

The Crystal Chronicles

I look forward to reading all of your posts and learning more about you!

Until next time…

Get To Know Me Tag!

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For the weekend post, I thought it might be fun to do the ‘get to know me’ tag as I haven’t properly introduced myself to you and I want to get to know all of you beauties so it’s only fair that you know a little about me too! So here goes…

1. Do you have a middle name?

I actually have two! It’s a long story but they are Claire and Bridget.

2. What was your favorite subject in school?

Hmmm… Probably Modern Studies.

 3. What’s your favorite drink?

Diet coke, although, I’m trying to cut it down to one a day *sigh*

 4. What’s your favorite song at the moment?

Maroon 5, Maps. It’s on repeat right now…

5. What would you name your children?

I haven’t thought about it too much but I think I would incorporate Alice and Lilly somewhere into the name if I had any girls.

6. Do you participate in any sports?

Emm no. Although, I’m hoping that if I were to write this in a years time, my answer would be that I am an avid gym goer… Only time will tell!

7. What’s your favorite book? 

To Kill A Mockingbird

8. What’s your favorite color?

It changes with my mood but right now, its sea blue or white/ivory.

9. What’s your favorite animal?

Sea otter :) Although dolphins and penguins are a close second.

10. What’s your favorite perfume?

It also changes with my mood but right now it’s Dot by Marc Jacobs.

11. What’s your favorite holiday?

New York

12. Have you graduated from High School?

Yes

13. Have you been out of the country?

Yes

14. Do you speak any other languages?

Not fluently

 15. Do you have any siblings?

I sure do. I have an older brother.

16. What’s your favorite store?

It depends on what it’s for… I need guidance on this one…

17. What’s your favorite restaurant?

Hmm, tough one… Is it acceptable to say McDonalds???

 18. Do you like school? 

I’m not in school anymore but we had a love/hate relationship.

19. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?

Vivianna Does Makeup and Nicole Guerriero

20. What’s your favorite movie? 

Of all time??? Can you tell I have trouble with committment?

Probably The Notebook

21. What are some of your favorite TV shows?

Criminal Minds, Homeland, Game of Thrones and Pretty Little Liars. (Can I sneak Keeping Up With The Kardashians in there too? Don’t tell anyone)

22. PC or Mac?

Mac!

 23. What phone do you have?

iPhone

24. How tall are you?

It’s debatable, though most would say 5’ 2”

25. Any pets?

No *sad face*. I will have a dog one day!

I hope you enjoyed!!

Face of the Day!

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Yesterday, I had quite a few errands to run so instead of scaring little kids on the street, I thought it best to put some make up on before I headed out. Nothing too dramatic, I like to keep it simple if it’s not a special occasion, nonetheless, I really like how the look turned out and thought I’d show you guys as I have been using quite a few new products recently.

Please excuse the selfie above. It was the result of a snapchat as I didn’t have time to take photos on my actual camera… #firstworldprobs

Products used

Dior Nude Skin BB Creme in shade 02

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent 

Urban Decay Naked Stay Flushed Pallet

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz 

Urban Decay Naked Basics Pallet

Mac Teddy Eye Khol

Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Mac Girl About Town Lipstick

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