The Dream Team!

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I have to admit, it took me a while to jump on the GA Luminous Silk bandwagon but better late than never right?? In this case, definitely right. I’ve already babbled about my love for the foundation in my First Impressions post so I won’t bore you with the same details but let’s just say that I love it even more now than I did then and for reference, I’m now shade 2.

Paired with the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, there is no other adjective to describe the duo other than flawless! I wouldn’t wear these every day, not only due to the high price tag (I’ll be taking no prisoners when it comes to scraping the bottom of the tubes) but I like to reserve them for special occasions as I really feel like they add that little edge to make my complexion appear seamless and like I’ve made an effort without going over board.

These two are the perfect night out combo as there’s no SPF that will ruin your photos and just enough coverage to cover any blemishes without that horrible cakey finish, cause really, who wants that?

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne

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It’s not often I allow myself to indulge in the wonders of Jo Malone fragrances but sometimes you just have to treat yourself… It’s just a thing, roll with it!

I always walk past the Jo Malone section in stores with my head down, trying not to be lured in by the spectacular scents, but as I walked past the other day, my will power just wasn’t enough and I found myself perusing for almost 20 minutes before convincing myself that the world was not going to stop spinning if I bought myself a sneaky wee treat.

So that’s the story of how their newest fragrance landed in my collection and I don’t regret it for one minute! My first experience of the Sage Wood and Sea Salt cologne was from a tester in a magazine and it made me feel somewhat nostalgic… It wasn’t till I brought the bottle home and realised that upon first spritz it smells similar to Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue though much more refreshing. Once left to settle on the skin, it no longer smells like D&G and the longer you wear it, the better it seems to smell!

This is perfect for those of you who are looking for a more sophisticated, fresh scent, however, if you’re looking for something sweet or fruity, I wouldn’t pick this up!

I am in love with this scent and will be using it sparingly until I pluck up the courage to make my next Jo Malone purchase. Like my mum always says, its something that you receive as a gift… I’m hoping she’s taking notes, Christmas isn’t too far away ;)

Colour Correctin’

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We’ve all been there… You go into a store and buy the latest foundation you’ve had your eye for too long. It’s been hyped up by everyone and their granny, promises to conceal every imperfection on your face and answer all of your skin care dilemmas. You swatch it on your hand and casually stroll to the pay point to hand over your tenner for your new wonder bottle only to step outside in the natural light to discover that the shade is actually 3 times too dark for your skin!!! Yup, you’ve done it again…

Not to worry, here’s how to wear your favourite foundation and make it match your skin tone perfectly. It’s time to say goodbye to the days of unused bases clogging up your storage, taunting you and serving as a reminder of all your wasted money.

It’s really simple. If your make up is too dark, lighten it… Just like that! My favourite methods are to mix my base with either a whitening BB creme or a pure white foundation so that I still experience my desired coverage/texture from my chosen foundation and achieve my perfect colour match by adding the appropriate amount of mixer foundation. Of course the amount of mixer required will depend on just how much you need the colour to change.

If you don’t want to clutter your space with more products, a few other tried and tested methods are using a brightening concealer to highlight or a highlighting powder to lighten your base.

Of course, the same techniques apply when you need to make your foundation darker. When I’m fake tanned, I mix my foundation with a dark BB creme or use bronzers to give the illusion of darker skin.

Happy mixing!!!

 

Faking It…

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I’m talking about appearances, get your minds out the gutter ;)…

Whether you’re a morning person or not (which I definitely am not!) we’ve all been there. That feeling where you’d rather chew your arm off than get up and get ready for work… So we hit the snooze button once or maybe six times and turn up at the office looking as disheveled as we feel!

Well ladies, here’s how to snooze till your heat’s content and still turn up to work looking somewhat put together without being late.

Dry Shampoo If you don’t have time for curling irons in your life at 6am, this will be your God send. Just spritz some dry shampoo through your roots, massage it in and off you go. No one wants to turn up to work looking like they haven’t been home yet…

Highlight Pop some of your favourite highlighter at the tops of your cheekbones and the inner corner of your eyes to help look wide awake and ready to take on the day.

Mascara This is a personal preference but for me mascara completes any look. Remember to coat the bottom lashes to open up your eyes.

Drops Speaking of opening up your eyes, there are plenty of eye brightening drops on the market to help get rid of that bloodshot, puffy look that greets us in the mirror when we wake up.

Lips You can do this step walking to your car… A tinted lip balm doesn’t even require a mirror . I always feel ready to face the world after applying my lipstick.

Prepare I admit, I don’t prepare my things often the night before but when I do my mornings seem to run a lot smoother. Iron your clothes and lay everything out in the evenings. You won’t regret it the next day…

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!

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