Date Night Make Up

For date night make up i choose one feature i want to be the main feature and focus solely on that. For example i will do an intense pink or glittery eye and nude lip, Or red lip and natural shadows with a little shimmer.
My face base i tend to go for a full coverage, and deep contoured and highlighted look with sculpted out brows.

Heres a selection of my recent date night looks;

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The base is the same on all of the looks its my go to glam/date night base;
I start by priming the skin with Mac Strobe Cream and Laura Mercer Foundation Primer
Onto my brows, so i draw them on using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
To sculpt my brows i use Mac Concealer In nw20 and go around my brows and with the excess i use to prime my lids. Then i go over and Colour Correct or Conceal.
Once thats all blending i go for the Seventeen Cream Bronzer and put in all the places where i want to bronze and contour, Then i apply my under eye highlight using the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. 
Finally to blend the whole look together and to get the flawless look, i use Kiko Universal Foundation and using a beauty blender i blend over the highlight first then the dark shade. I blend until flawless. Looking back at my face i see if anything else needs to be added in if not i then set with some setting spray.

I set any problem areas and my under eye with Peaches & Cream Translucent powder as well as putting a wash of powder over my lids.
If I’m particular oily i will set my whole face with the Mac Mineralise Skin Finish first but i dont always do this step.

Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit I then make my contour more intense until I’m happy with it and add some blusher usually The Body Shop 01 Blush. Then its time to make my face pop with some highlight, my go to is The Balm MarryLoumaniser Or The Carli Bybel Pallete. 

Finally I spritz my face with a Setting Spray and its onto the eyes.

Depending on the look i will normally use the Carli Bybel Pallete, Or Morphe 350M to create a look then use a pigment to highlight my lid.
For lashes i always always always use the Primark Sultry these are my favourite lashes.
Then to line my lid i use the Seventeen Wet Look Eyeliner and i must say this is the best for doing liner the brush is so delicate and the formula stays bright once applied.

Then its onto the lips..
For Red lips my go to is the No.7 900 Or Mac Ruby Woo. 
Nudes its the Primark Lifes A Beach Or Kiko 902 Lipstick. 

Then I’m ready! I hope you enjoyed!

 

x

 

 

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Perfect Red Lipstick

During valentines season it’s all about lustrous red lips. On date nights your going to want to wear a red lip to finish off any look. 

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Choose Your Red;

The Finish;-
Glossy, Matte, Tinted.. Theres lots of different finishes available. 
What Shade;-
Bright Red, Orange Red, Deep Red, Burgundy Red. The list goes on.. 

Tips;

Wear a subtle eye make up to make the red lips the feature focus on your face.
Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips.
To prevent bleeding sculpt around your lips.
Powder your lipstick to give it a matte finish.
Outline your lips then fill them in with a colour close to the lipstick shade.
After applying, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out to remove excess color.
If using a drying lipstick be sure to apply a balm before.

My Favourite Red Lipsticks;

 

Gwen Stefani – Rocksteady.
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The Perfect deep warm red shade with a glossy finish

No 7 – 900 
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Moisture drench lipstick is a lovely bright red shade filled with moisture.

Mac – Ruby Woo 
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A retro matte red lip. I find this can be rather drying so i tend to pair it with lip balm.

Whats your favourite red lipstick?

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Beauty Mistakes I Used To Make

Over time my make up skills and trends have certainly changed, the way i look at make up and the outcome of make up has changed. I thought i would share with you some of the mistakes* i used to make.

Here is a list of beauty mistakes i used to make*

  • Not matching my foundation correct and believing that i had incredibly pale skin so i looked like a ghost.
  • I used to smother my face in talcum powder because i thought it made my skin feel soft I was about 12 ok!
  • Neglecting my brows – i even shaved them off once and thought that drawing on tadpole shaped eye brows was nice? Then i though that over grown brows wouldn’t make a difference. Oh how i was wrong eyebrows are something that can make or break a make up look.
  • Applying my blush incorrectly; Looking like coco the clown with big pink dots on my cheeks.
  • Spider Legs for mascara; Remember the extremely clumpy mascara stage, i used to sleep in the mascara to make it quicker and it would build up more..
  • Foundation on lips – I’m all for nude lips but foundation on the lips it just not attractive especially when the lips are so dry and cracked.
  • Not even having a moisturiser or skin care routine until i was about 15/16
  • Not using setting spray and wondering eh why does my make up run away after 3 hours..
  • Shaving non wet legs with no products. Just the thought makes me cringe now, no wonder my legs where always cut to shreds.
  • Not realising the importance to brushes or beauty blenders. Now id be lost without my brushes and sponges. Oh and another thing is keeping them properly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Not using conditioner on my hair, so i used to shampoo it once and wonder why it was always so brittle and tangled.
  • Not putting eyeliner in my water line but under my eye. Yep i looked like a panda.

 

Oh wow how tragic did i used to do my make up? What i know now i defiantly didn’t know then..  I can’t find many but here are some throw back pictures of myself from the age 13-15..

 

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*these are things i consider as a mistake, if this is something you do and it works for you then so be it. Its make up what works for one doesn’t always work for another. Everyone has there own opinions. 

Outfit Of The Day

Outfit Of The Day;

Here is an outfit of the day;
The weather was mild so i used a few layers to keep warm and i wore my new boots for the first time..

From top – toe. 

Headband; – This is a cute little tie up head band that i got from primark in there sale for 50P. I dont normally wear these but i really liked this and its urged me to buy more..

Scarf; – My go to scarf, this is my favourite of all time its a massive blanket scarf from Primark it was £4 and its one of the best scarfs I’ve ever had.

Cami Top; – I have a cami top on just for an extra layer of warmth.

Jumper; – This is a lovely jumper top that i got for christmas, its a really pretty grey with a lace lining on the bottom. Its from yours but i dont think they stock it no more.

Jeans;– Asda George wonderfit jeans. These are a life changer! Ive never felt comfortable in jeans until i wore these. There a jean material but so stretchy and comfortable. I highly recommend these to anyone. Asda sell them for £25.

Boots; – These are the slip on wide fit boots from Primark, I got them in the sale for £7. They have a really nice heel to them, and i love wearing them with jeans.

This is a really casual look its an outfit i just wore to nip into town, but i feel it can be worn in a more formal situation also.

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My Favourite Christmas Decorations

I love christmas decorations i find myself starting to buy them from October, this year i had two clothes drawers taken over with christmas decorations. 

As i only have a little room i have a 3Ft christmas tree.

These are available on amazon – http://amzn.to/2htXIaQ

 

 

 

Baubles; 

Personally i love silver  baubles on my tree, with some personal feature baubles.

  –    http://amzn.to/2hpTd3B

 

I got these all from the recent trip to the christmas market that i went to;

Alethea Penguin – Because its my name.
Merlin Bone – My little pups name.
‘Because someone we love is in heaven theres a little bit of heaven in our home’ – I got this because my dad loved christmas and its going to be my first christmas without him.

Both the bears were gifted to me and i love these.
The santa on the train i actually got from a charity shop 2years ago and it cost 10p it was the best bargain ever.

Decorations; 

I love santa so i have a few of them.

1- A cute little santa figure.
2- A light up santa house.
3- A bear with a santa hat & a bear snow globe.
4 – Nutcracker.

Christmas Countdown; 

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I have a cute christmas countdown its a chalkboard tree in which you cross the dates off.

 

These are my favourite christmas decorations. I hope you like them!

 

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This Or That Tag

Ive seen this tag a lot lately and decided to give it ago. Feel free to have a go yourself i’d love to see your answers. 

QUESTIONS:

→ Makeup

Blush Or Bronzer Bronzer
Lipgloss Or Lipstick – Lipstick
Eyeliner Or MascaraMascara
Foundation Or Concealer – Foundation
Neutral Or Colour EyeshadowColour
Pressed Eyeshadow Or Pigments – Pressed
Brushes Or Beauty Blender – Beauty Blender

→ Nails

O.P.I Or China GlazeOPI
Long Or ShortLong
Acrylic Or NaturalNatural
Brights Or DarksBrights
Pattern Or No PatternNo Pattern 

→ Body

Perfume Or Body SplashPerfume
Lotion Or Body Butter Body Butter
Shower Gel Or Soap Shower Gel
LUSH Or Other Bath CompanyLush
Bath Or ShowerShower 

→ Fashion

Jeans Or LeggingsLeggings
Long Sleeve Or ShortLong
Dresses or Skirts  Dress
PJs Or Dress Up PJ’s
Flip flops Or Sandals Sandals
Scarves Or Hats Scarves
Studs Or Dangly Earrings Dangly 
Necklaces Or Bracelets Bracelet
Heels Or Flats Heels
Cowboy Boots Or Riding Boots Cowboy Boots
Jacket Or HoodyHoody

→ Hair

Curly Or StraightCurly
Bun Or Ponytail Bun
Bobby Pins Or Butterfly Clips Bobby Pins
Hair Spray Or GelHairy Spray
Long Or Short Short
Light Or Dark Dark
Up Or Down Down

→ Random

Rain Or ShineRain
Summer Or WinterWinter
Fall Or Spring Fall
Chocolate Or VanillaChocolate
Tea Or Coffee – Coffee
iPhone Or Android – IPhone
Netflix Or Youtube – Youtube

 

Hope you enjoyed this tag!

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Stocking Fillers; Beauty Edition

This is a collection of products perfect to fill a stocking, gift bag or to even be a budget beauty themed christmas present.

 

All pictures are links on where to buy them :)*

 

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