30 Days Of Makeup Nov 2018

30 day makeup challenge ❤

Hi lovelies,

Day 6 of this challenge is makeup storage! My storage system, well isn’t a system😅 since having little one it’s just in makeup bags really! But I do have a few things that I use that I do love!

These acrylic dividers are really cool. Not sure where it’s from as my sister got me it a couple years ago 🙂 but I’m sure Amazon or somewhere like that will stock them🙂

These cute pots are so pretty for makeup brushes too. These are from ikea but I’ve seen similar ones in supermarkets here in the UK!

Please share your makeup storage. I need ideas 🙂 TIA😘

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Blogtober: the Blogger tag♡

Hi lovelies,

Was meant to get this post up yesterday but didn’t feel good!! Hope you’ve all been well?🙂

Do you have any pets, if so what are they & what are they called?

I have a black Labrador called Holly!
She’s my first baby. She’ll be 6 next month!

Best of friends!!

What is your favourite social media for blogging?

I think Twitter is probably best for connecting with other bloggers or Facebook groups! Let me know any blogging groups your part of, love getting to know you lovelies!🙂

How tall are you?

5 foot 9!

Do you have a hidden talent, if so what?

I’m secretly wonder woman. Lol. Don’t we all wish that was true. I find that people always confide in me, suppose that’s sort of a talent right? Something I’m good at, listening.

What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

When people unfollow you when you follow back. I do this because I love it, love sharing my story & getting to know people. It’s not all about numbers!

What is your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

Eating with your mouth open! C’mon, I don’t want to see what you’re eating!!😅

What is your favourite way to spend your free time when you are alone?

Alone with the baby, never get actual alone time any more. Been loving watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S again & love watching makeup videos on YT!

What is your favourite junk food?

At the moment, chocolate!! Mmmm.

If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Fresh orange juice, love it, it’s so refreshing & tasty

Whats your favourite movie?

The new wonder woman film. She’s so beautiful, yet strong. How we as women should all look at ourselves.

What were your favourite lessons in school?

IT (information technology), it was super easy. Haha.

What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

Hmm, there’s so many. Love so many different blogs. Everyone?😄😍

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Taylor Swift has always been such an inspiration to me, loved her for years. She seems so down to earth. Also, Sinead of The makeup chair on YT; she’s gorgeous & so talented. Been a fan for a while, learnt so much from her.

What is one of your favourite highstreet shops?

Primark. Definitely, can get so much for so little. Love it.

Are you in education or work?

Work. Have my own makeup business & hoping to further my skills by doing a mua course! It would mean a lot if you’d come show me some love & like my Facebook page & join my makeup group 🙂

What are your favourite fiction and non-fiction books?

To be honest. I haven’t read in ages. Just don’t find time! I used to love reading though need to get back in to it. Suggest me some fab books please🙂

Where is one place you would like to visit?

Always wanted to go to Italy, it looks so beautiful & romantic. Plus I love pasta!!

Where do you like to write your blog posts?
Generally sat on the sofa, usually while I’m breast feeding Rylie🙂

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Makeup of the day

Autumnal obsession ❤

Hi lovelies,

I was feeling the autumn/fall vibes!! 😍 Autumn is probably my favourite season when it comes to makeup, I love the berry & orangey tones especially on my green eyes! ❤

For this look I used my custom shadow palette in the shades Agile, Fervent, Manipulative & Optimistic.

I put agile in the crease & outer corner. I then added depth into the outer corner & lash line with fervent. To add a pop of colour I used manipulative on the lid, I absolutely love these colours together. They scream autumn to me!! I then used optimistic in my inner corners & brow bone to highlight these areas & make my eyes look even brighter.

I made sure I blended each colour well before applying the next! Keep adding colour until your happy & get to the intensity you desire.

For the bottom lashes I mixed agile & fervent to smoke out the bottom lashes & balance the eyes a bit more.

Of course I then added a couple of coats of my favourite mascara, read my review here. To finish off this look I applied my matte liquid lipstick in the shade sublime! This is the perfect nude for my super pale complexion; I love it. Most nudes make me look super washed out!!

I hope you enjoyed this look. What are your favourite looks in autumn/fall?❤

Get the look here

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First Impression Friday

First Impression Friday: Ardell Demi Wispies ❤

Hi beauties. 🌞

After hearing so many good things about these Ardell ‘Demi Wispie’ lashes I purchased a pair. That was about a year ago. They’ve been sat in my makeup draw waiting to be used, & finally I decided it was time.

CUE A FIRST IMPRESSION FRIDAY!!!

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I started off by applying some of the lash glue, already provided, to the band of the lashes (pictured below!!!).

I waited a few minutes for the glue to go tacky, then using my tweezers (they’re easier and smaller than using fingers!) I maneuvered the lashes so they sat on my lash line. Trying to get them as close to the lashes as I could without sticking the falsies to my real lashes.

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Once you’ve got the hang of it, its not too hard, but I’m not kidding you,  I probably spent about 20 minutes fiddling with the first pair trying to find the best and easiest way to get them on.

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However, once you get the first of the lashes on you can see an instant & dramatic difference. For someone who has quite long lashes naturally I wasn’t expecting too much. I would definitely repurchase!!
But as you can see from the picture above they really do make a difference!!

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I really do see why everyone loves these lashes so much. They are just like real lashes, in how they feel and look. They are so high quality, I can see them lasting a good few wears! 🙂

It’s safe to say I won’t leave my lashes at the bottom of my makeup draw anymore!!

Have you tried these or any other false lashes? What did you think? ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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Skincare

LUSH: Golden Egg Bath Bomb ♥

Hi Beauties ☼

Thanks to my beautiful twin (beautifulbreakable), again, I recently tried the Lush Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt. It is slightly different to a normal bath bomb in that it’s very moisturising as it is made up of cocoa butter and olive oil, while being dusted in gold glitter.

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What Lush say about it…

This spectacular invention has combined a Bath Bomb and a Luxury Bath Melt to create (drumroll please…) the Bath Bomb Melt! Its creamy, moisturizing cocoa butter exterior encases a fizzy Bath Bomb center, and the whole egg is dusted in a delicate golden luster.

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Here you can see it fizzing away…

I totally agree that this is a luxury bath bomb melt as it made my skin feel so amazing & soft. For the small price of £3.75 (I think, not sure as I didn’t buy it!!) I really believe it is worth it. The cocoa butter & olive oil leave the skin super soft while the scent leaves you relaxed & calm.

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Here you can see how creamy & bubbly it is. It makes the water & your skin feel silky soft.

This bath bomb melt is a toffee/honey scent. If you’ve ever smelt the Honey I Washed The Kids soap you’ll know exactly how luscious it smells!

Overall, this is probably my favourite product I’ve tried. It is so luxurious, makes you smell lovely & even look lovely, as you gain a subtle shimmer to your skin! I don’t know whether you can still buy this in Lush, but if you get the chance to, then I suggest you pick it up!

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Have you tried this golden egg bath bomb melt? If so, did you like it? 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha

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Makeup of the day

Makeup Of The Day!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

YES! Finally a makeup of the day, oh how I’ve missed these! *like this post to see more!!* 🙂

So, yesterday I decided to have a play around with my eyeshadows, well my beloved Sleek Au Naturel palette. The look I came up with was quite simple looking, but I LOVE it. I created matte eyes, with a flawless base & nude lips!

To be honest, I’ve been obsessed with matte eyeshadow over shimmers recently. It looks more subtle & wearable for everyday wear, especially as I wasn’t going anywhere fancy, just running some errands.

Right, enough babbling, lets get on with the look…

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I didn’t picture each step, it is that simple, there’s a few colours used but only with a light hand, as I wanted a subtle matte contour to the eye!

Firstly, I put a wash of the colour ‘nougat’ all over the lids, right upto the brow bone, this just gives an even colour to work on top; making blending so much easier!

I then went in with ‘toast’ in my crease as the transition shade. This just gives darker colours a transition, making blending (yes, you’ll see the key to this look is blending!!) effortless. I use windscreen wiper motions to blend the colour into my crease, I blend this colour to the point where my eyebrows start (shown below).

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To deepen up the crease a bit I went in with a mix of ‘nubuck’ and ‘cappuccino’ over the top of ‘toast, I only used a small amount at a time & built up the intensity until I got to the desired effect. With this look (& most other eyeshadow work) blending is the absolute key, also building up colour is essential, as the end look will look far more seamless than if you try blend a ton of colour from the get go!

Once you’ve reached your desired intensity I like to go in with an even darker shade; just to give that extra definition to the very outer corners. To do this I used ‘regal’, this is my favourite shade in this palette, it makes my green eyes POP! I place a small amount right in the outer corner & blend it into the crease, but not all the way into the inner corners like the other colours, only about half way!

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To finish the look off I but ‘regal’ along the lower lashline & added a generous amount of my Kiko mascara (comment if you’d like to see a review!!) to my top & bottom lashes. This just defines the lashes & balances the bottom of the eyes with the top half.

Face

– Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Benefit Hoola Bronzer (seriously, nothing changes!)

Brows

Benefit Gimme Brow

Lips

MAC Creme Cup

The finished look…

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Lots of Love Natasha

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Sleek Oh So Special Palette & Swatches!♥

Hi beauties. ☼ After purchasing my first Sleek Makeup eyeshadow palette I decided to create a swatches post so you can see what shades this palette includes. I also wanted to share with you my love of Sleek & I highly recommend you try the brand if you haven’t (especially their eyeshadows). However, there is one product I cannot get along with (more about this in an upcoming post!!) Anyway, here we go…

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Firstly, here’s the packaging for the palette, I love the idea of the loose eyeshadow design on the front, it looks fab! There are also tips on how to apply the eyeshadow on the back of the box. I think this is great, especially if you’re a beginner with makeup 🙂

The packaging for the actual palette is very ‘Sleek’, as the name would suggest. It is a soft plastic, which tends to cling to other makeup & get dirty, but hey-ho, it looks pretty!

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Here are the colours in the palette. As you can see there is quite a wide range of colours, which I love, it means I can get a shed load of looks just from this palette 🙂

In the first half of the palette we have pinky purple shades & the other half has more wearable browns & taupes to make the look more wearable or deepen it up for an evening look!

In this palette there are 5 shimmery shades & 7 matte shades. This is great as the darker crease shades are matte, I prefer this as matte shadows are better at giving definition to the eye. Also, the white colour is matte, I love using this as a subtle highlight!

If you’d like to see a look I created with this palette, then go to my previous sleek post here.

Here are the swatches of the top line of eyeshadows…

Without flash

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With flash

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Colours from left to right: Bow, Organza, Ribbon, Gift Basket, Glitz & Celebrate.

Here are the swatches of the bottom line of eyeshadows…

Without flash

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With flash

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Colours from top to bottom: Pamper, Gateau, The Mail, Boxed, Wrapped Up & Noir.

Have you tried any Sleek Makeup Palettes? If so, which one? 🙂

Thank you for reading beauties, have a fabulous day! ☼

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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