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Pink POW ❤

Hi lovelies,

How are you all?

I did this look last week using my new Revolution Makeup palettes 👀 I loved how it came out and I’m so impressed at the pigmentation of these.. INSANE for the price 👌😍🔥💕

Products used;

♡Eyes♡

– Revolution Makeup Forever Flawless onstellation
– Revolution Trends Mischief Matt as
– Younique Epic Mascara
– Primark beauty 3 in 1 brow pencil in dark brown

♡Face♡
– NYX Stick Foundation
– Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer
– Mua Luxe Set & Reflect Powder
– Benefit Hoola Bronzer
– Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Hot spice

♡Lips♡
– Primark Lip Liner in Thorn
– Younique Splash Matte Liquid Lipstick in Sublime

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Black Smokey Eye ft. red hair🖤

Hi lovelies,

Sorry I’ve been a little quiet, life has been CRAZY!!!! As you know I have a little boy, he’s now 9 months!! whaaaat. For anyone that follows me it only seems like 5 minutes since I was posting my birth story! Recently, I started a makeup artistry course (if you’d like me to keep you all updated on it let me know!)🙂

Anyway, I kept meaning to post this.. if you would like a pictorial on how I did this look step by step then pop a comment below 🙂

I’m actually loving this look.. so simple and easy to do but really effective 😍

For a black Smokey eye I literally just pack on the black onto my eyelid, you want to make sure it’s nice & dark closest to the lash line. Then go in with a warm brown (I used my Hoola bronzer) in the crease & blend that in to the black so it fades softly from black to brown. You may have to keep building colours & going back and forth between each colour but once you get to the intensity you want it’s so worth it!

To make my inner corners pop I used my favourite glitter liner as it stays so so well & whacked a load of mascara on my lashes (of course!)😊

I know black can be really scary but it doesn’t have to be. Just be confident & ROCK IT!! 💜

I will make sure I bring you more posts. I always miss you guys when I’m quiet on here! I hope you’ve all been well?😘

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Christmas Day Makeup Look ❤

Hi lovelies,

So as promised here’s my Christmas day makeup look listing the products I used. Quite a lot of you seemed to like it. If you’ve followed me a while you’ll know I love my purples & pinks, so this look definitely sums me up.

Products used

Face

Surprisingly I’m not actually wearing foundation. This base has definitely been my go to lately & I love how it makes my skin look. I just swear by a good & easy skincare routine (post coming soon).

♡ Younique Skin Perfecting Concealer in shade Scarlet – I love this stuff as it’s super nourishing, high coverage & lasts all day.

♡ Younique Pressed Powder Foundation in Organza- this powder foundation legit makes my skin look airbrushed, I love it! It’s such amazing coverage for a powder & sets any liquid you put underneath to help it last all day.

♡ Benefit Hoola Bronzer- I talk about this all the time, I love this stuff. It’s the perfect shade for my pale complexion, it gives me that perfect chiseled look without looking too dark! It’s also super easy to blend.

♡ Younique Powder Luminizer in Iridescent – If I’m wearing a glowy gorgeous highlight 99.9% of the time it’s this baby. I love how this makes me look glowy from within when the highlight hits the light but no cast is left on the skin, it legit livens my skin up. TOP TIP I use this on my eyes for those no makeup makeup days.

Eyes

A little first impressions for you. The Keilidh Urban Bible palette with So Su is FREAKING AMAZING. My sister got it as a gift but we both just couldn’t wait to try it so used it Christmas morning!

♡ I used the colour ‘unruly’ all over the eye lid, in the crease & winged it out for a elongated cat eye effect. This colour is gorgeous, it’s a burgundy but when blended out well it goes in to a pink so that’s what I did, blended a small amount so it was a burgundy pink blown out effect. I then concentrated this colour in the crease & outer edge to deepen up the look & add dimension.

♡ I then packed ‘mercy’ all over the lid, then a small amount of ‘myth’ right in the centre & blended that out with ‘mercy’ so it wasn’t so purple, I just wanted a bit more depth to the look.

♡ Younique Dip & Draw Glitter liner – for a gorgeous pop on the inner corner I went in with this glitter liner to add even more shimmer to the look. After all it is Christmas.

♡ Younique Epic Mascara- no look is complete without a good mascara!!

Brows

♡ Younique Brow palette- I literally just tidied up the tails of my brows where they are a bit more sparse as I recently had them done professionally.

Lips

♡ Younique Lip Liner in pompous & prudent- I used pompous on the outer edges & prudent on the middle of my lip for an ombre effect. I do wish I had put a gloss on top though.

I hope you enjoyed this. The pictures really don’t the palette the justice it deserves. The reflects aren’t picked up in the photos! It really is a gorgeous palette that is so user friendly, beginners or pro’s!

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30 Day Makeup Challenge ❤

hi lovelies 😘

Today is day 20: patriotic inspired makeup! I absolutely loved doing this look… really took me out of my comfort zone as I never use these colours on my eyes! 😍

I used this palette again, literally one look out of this palette! I even used this for my brows!!❤

What do you think!?

I adore this look with red lips, of course it keeps in with the patriotic theme!!

I also paired it with a nude gloss, I never go for gloss. I’m definitely more of a matte girl. But for a change I’m living for this glossy lip!!

which do you prefer; matte or glossy?

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My Journey with Fibromatosis:

So inspirational. Beautiful & strong girl. Amazing post, this will definitely raise awareness ❤

My Journey with Fibromatosis

Reasons for writing this.

It has been around 2 years since I discovered the lump and nearly a year since my first operation. My journey has been an extremely tough one. It has affected me physically, mentally and emotionally. It is a rare condition and is often misdiagnosed for other things. Therefore, I believe that fibromatosis awareness needs to occur, people need to understand what it is. Many of you won’t know this but fibromatosis has no clear treatment plan. The treatment you are offered is dependent upon where the tumour is located. However, it will also depend on your consultant, where you have been referred and what they want to do. Many individuals have only been offered one treatment plan as their consultant didn’t want to refer them. As it is rare they wanted to keep the case for themselves. You may be shocked, but I have heard many…

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Younique Epic Mascara ♡

Hi beauties,

Wow yesterday was so so busy I didn’t even get chance to get this post up, so here we are, it’s up!! Yaaay! 🙂

If you follow my blog/makeup journey on any of my social media (all linked below) then you’ll know I love trying out new mascaras. Usually I am impressed by a mascara, but until I had used this one I’d always felt I was missing out & wanted more from my mascara. NO MORE. THIS IS BOMB.

Girls & guys, if you haven’t tried this mascara you need it in your life, I’ve never had more complements than when I use this. This mascara is definitely one of the reasons why I decided to partner with Younique.

I have tried & tested this baby for months… at least half a year if not more. This is my second tube & that’s saying something with mascara. More times than not I don’t repurchase a mascara, I tend to buy a different one still on the search for that perfect mascara. Between repurchasing this I did try a couple of other mascaras to see what else there was to offer but I always came back to this – my previous mascara review wasn’t so positive unfortunately!

What Younique claim;

  • Clinically proven to visibly improve volume,
    length, and definition with an intensely conspicuous coat
    • For a truly multidimensional finish, go big with a second coat for dramatic lashes
    • A blend of flexible polymers adds buildable volume to lashes
    • Ophthalmologically tested

I would definitely agree with these claims, my lashes appear much longer & more voluminous with just one coat. The difference is amazing, plus since using this my natural lashes are much more healthy & have definitely grown. I know this as I was getting a lot of gaps in my lashes from other mascaras where they’ve been hard to get off & caused lashes to come out! Booo! Epic definitely gives my lashes a more curled appearance, I hate using lash curlers so this is a win!!

The flexible polymers claim comes from the fact one of the main ingredients in the mascara is beeswax. Beeswax is what creates the flexibility in mascaras & with Younique our ethos is “Nature. Love. Science” basically they pride themselves on being a natural based, high quality cosmetics company so using ingredients inspired by mother nature. I did research this myself, this website is great if you’re interested in the benefits of beeswax in a mascara, it was actually an interesting read.

This picture is between using different mascaras. Hate how stubby & lifeless my lashes look.

The wand & formula

These type of wands are by far my favourite, it’s a bristly wand rather than the hard plastic wands. I did used to like the plastic ones, but went off them a couple years ago as I kept jabbing myself in the eye! Ouch!🙈

Anyway, this mascara has a bristly wand, the bristles aren’t so soft where the mascara isn’t distributed well it’s inbetween! The bristles are a great depth so you can get a good amount of coverage on all lashes. It coats lashes I didn’t even realise I had!

The formula is not too wet & not too dry, it’s that perfect happy medium. I hate mascaras that are super wet as they get everywhere & I end up leaving them for a couple months to dry up a little. But not with this, as described above it coats the lashes great & definitely enhances them. I don’t feel the need to wear falsies at all. I dont notice any fall out throughout the day, which is everything when looking for a holy grail mascara!

Who wants black bits all over their flawless base? nobody.

PLUS the tube of product lasts ages, I’ve not had any problems with it drying up before being able to use it all up, this is one of my pet peeves with makeup!!

Love how fluffy & full Epic makes my lashes.

Conclusion

Overall this is definitely my holy grail mascara, one I always go back to. It is £19, but to me this mascara is worth every single penny. This mascara is one of the reasons I decided to partner with Younique, the before & afters really speak for themselves really.

If you’re looking for your holy grail mascara I highly recommend this, click here to check it out.

Have you tried this mascara?

What’s your holy grail?

**Try it for 14 days. If you don’t love it as much as I do I’ll give you a full refund**

**There’s also a fact sheet which includes everything you need to know about this mascara if you’re wanting to know more about ingredients etc.**

**DISCLAIMER Yes I may be partnered with the company. But as always I’m totally honest with you lovelies, I would never lie to you & only ever want to deliver you honest reviews & opinions of products I try no matter what the brand**

Beeswax benefits in mascara, click here to read.

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Soph X Revolution Palette Review & Swatches ♡

Hi beauties,

Here I am again with another review, I love writing reviews especially when they are positive which this 100% is! 🙂

If you have tried this palette you’ll know it’s AMAZING!! Anyway for those who haven’t used it then I’m going to show you swatches & talk a bit about it.

If you didn’t know the palette is in collaboration with Sophdoesnails on YouTube, she partners with Revolution Makeup frequently & was offered the opportunity to create this palette. If you’re a fan of Revolution you will know how high quality their makeup is, but how so affordable it is. I love that about this brand, it’s so accessible!

The packaging of this palette is gorgeous, a lovely nude matte pink with rose gold writing. This is definitely Sophie all over. There’s a lovely big mirror on the inside & 24 beautiful matte & shimmer shades. They’re all so beautifully formulated & look gorgeous on the eye.

Neither matte or shimmer shades are chunky or patchy. They swatch so well & are a dream to blend on the eye. All Revolution shadows are so consistent & gorgeous, never had a bad one.

Below I have swatched all 24 shades, from bottom to top in order of how they appear in the palette.

Swatches of the first & second line;

Swatches of the third & fourth line;

As you can see all shades swatch so beautifully, they feel so buttery soft to the touch! For these swatches I did two layers of the colour for some of the mattes but it is typical that mattes don’t swatch as well as shimmer.

In my eyes these shadows are the bomb & I haven’t put this palette down since I bought it. This palette retails for £10, for 24 shadows that is phenomenal! Just over 40p for each shadow!❤

Overall, this palette is defintiely a must have in anyone’s collection. The possibilities are endless & if you read my blog regularly you’ll know I’ve used it in previous posts & no doubt you will see it a ton in the future.

I really want to do looks with the pine tree & petrol shades, comment your suggestions below please😘

♡Have you got this palette?

♡What are your thoughts?

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