Thursday, 25 June 2015

Beauty Haul | Boots and MAC

 OGC Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo
OGC Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner
OGC Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream
MAC Eye Kohl in I Get No Kick
New Look Pure Colour Baked Highlighter Powder
St Tropez Gradual Tan Lotion
St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
St Tropez Prep and Maintain Tan Applicator Mitt
St Tropez Prep and Maintain Tan Build Up Remover Mitt

Well I had one of those days when I went out for one thing then...... this happened. When you're trying to save, moments like these are painful, but slightly enjoyable. So let's begin..

 I watched a Zoella video and she spoke about these hair products, but I think she spoke about the coconut one, anyway I got the argan oil one as I think it sounded good and I've never tried argan oil before, and I'm currently trying this whole coconut oil pulling with my teeth so slightly sick of coconut oil.. It was also on a 3 for 2 offer, which is always fun, so I was glad to find they did a curl defining cream. I have naturally curly (and frizzy) hair so I always leave it to air dry, so I have tried all sorts of these lotions and potions, hopefully this one lives up to my high hopes for it.

 I walked through John Lewis to get to Asda and accidentally looked at the mac counter and saw this which caught my eye. It's like a glittery pretty gold colour, I never use these eye kohl pencils or anything like this, so it's a tiny bit exciting. I've been lusting over the Mac Soft and Gentle highlighting powder for ageeees now, but I found this in New Look, which is there new makeup range. It's not as pigmented or comes off as easily as I'm sure the Mac version does, but it's pretty none the less.

 I have a small addiction to sunbeds and have for a few years now, ONLY for the summer though, not like a year round thing. I will pop on one a few times a month in the summer, but I love it. Until this year when I read one article too many about skin cancer and the horrible battles people face because of issues such as sun beds and too much sun exposure without sun creme. I have decided to ditch the sunbeds for good and I am now switching to good old tan in a bottle. I was looking at the cheap stuff then I saw that St Tropez was on offer so I decided to splurge. I got the gradual tan lotion and also the self tan bronzing mousse. I such majorly at tan application so I also invested in their mitts, the application one and the one to get it off. I am hoping I will not suck too bad and walk round with a streaky awful tan, but hey, better than a sunbed!

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Monday, 8 June 2015

Double Denim | Ootd

Coat - New Look
Top - Gap
Jeans - Gap
Boots - Primark

 I haven't Double Denim'd since the 90s.. I am so in love with this outfit right now. These jeans are so comfortable. I haven't really liked myself in white denim before, until I found these Gap beauties. I'm not a maaaaaassive fan of my legs.. and white never ever looks good on me, bottoms wise, but I love these! They're the Slim Straight fit and have some slight distressing on the jean, which I really like. I've never trusted myself in white however as I tend to always get mucky no matter how hard I try not too, but I just managed a full day without getting these dirty, don't know how. This top is also from Gap and it's gorgeous. It has a slight open back and it's really soft, also comfortable too.

 I'm so happy I finally found a pair of white jeans I acccctually can wear without cringing at myself when I look at me in them! And the ripped detailing on them is so nice. I have a feeling they'll be popping up more on the blog.

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Everyday Face

 Can I just firstly say how proud I am for this still-life set up. I can without a doubt preach that this consists of my daily face. I am one of those beings who chose 10 more minutes in bed than 10 more getting ready, I know, shame on me. I have managed to get applying my make-up into a 5 minute routine, and tends to get me through my working day (or whatever I'm up to, usually work though).

 Starting off with a cleaning and moisturising combo, I apply Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, which is one of my favourite foundations on the high street. I apply this with honestly, whichever of my brushes is clean, but I usually use my Sigma flat kabuki brush or one of the Real Techniques brushes. I then use the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which is again, my favourite concealer on the high street. It's beyond amazing and covers up my eye-baggles and blemishes well and lasts long on my face. I dab this onto my face in all the right areas I want it on, then use a clean concealer brush from my collection (not to brag, I have a few!). I really don't like using my fingers to apply makeup so I will rarely.

I then set this with my old trusty favourite, the Mac Mineralise Skin Finish Natural. I have been using this for years and years. I've never really tried anything else in the powder department, which is something I am looking to change, but for now, this will do amazingly. I then use Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder with my large Sigma powder brush. Lost count how many of these I have gone through!

 I then apply on my eyelids the Mac Paint Pot in Painterly, another product I have used religiously for years. This everyday face line up seriously hasn't changed much over the years, just the foundation to something cheaper as girl couldn't afford Dior and Mac for everyday foundation! I don't tend to bother with eyeshadow everyday, if I do I will use my Urban Decay Naked 2 or 3 palette for something quick and easy. I do always however apply eyeliner to the top lip, and I use (not pictured) the Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner.

 Quick swipe of Benefit's Gimme Brow to tame the 'brows, and a swipe or two of either Benefit Roller Lash or Maybelline Lash Sensational which both do the same thing, curl and lengthen my lashes. I honestly love both, but maybe Roller Lash a tad more..  THEN last but not least, I give Mac Fix + a good spray on my face.

 It may change a little but mainly 100% this is my everyday makeup line up. It's quick, easy and works for me. I have used the products for many years now, and I love love them.

Which products are in your Everyday Face makeup routine?

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