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Laritzy Shade Stix Review

Hi you beautiful lot,

Yay!! I have a makeup related post.. Will be more to come as well as I have subscribed to Glossybox again & loving the products they’re sending so expect a lot of reviews & first impressions!🙂

I’ll definitely do a post when I get my next box to show you all what I got! A lot of my products this month was skincare so I like to try it for a little while before giving my opinions so it is fair!🙂

I’m so excited to write this post cos I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this product! I’d never heard of this brand before, that’s the beauty of Glossybox though you discover products you wouldn’t normally hear about!

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Laritzy is a pretty new company only founded in 2016.. their ethos is amazing…

https://www.laritzy.com/pages/about-us

Here’s how Laritzy describes their shade stix…

Introducing our new cream Shade Stix that will give you that perfect, subtle sun-kissed glow. The formula is highly pigmented, buildable, and weightless to make it easy to accomplish that perfectly blended look that will stay all day.

What do I think of the shade stix!?

I absolutely ADORE the shade stix, it is such a perfect colour, yes even for me & my pale skin! HOORAY!!

At first I was terrified, I’d never used a stick contour before, I applied it to my face & instantly thought ‘sh*t that’s way too pigmented & far too dark!’. As I started to blend it in to my skin it just looked so seamless & effortless, the colour looks so natural like you have caught the sun & have a natural tan.. which if your like me (don’t tan at all) you could definitely do with this!

The formula is super creamy too but doesn’t feel oily on the skin at all, it just glides on so easily & doesn’t dry down super fast so you have time to blend it out! As a new mum I need products that make my makeup application super quick, that last all day. This has definitely done this!

As you can see from the above picture the product is a decent size & you do get 9 grams of product which is fab, you literally use the tiniest amount each time so this is going to last me a good while!

The only down side is that as far as I’m aware there’s only one shade, aloha, as you can see it works for my pale skin & would definitely work for a lot of people but unfortunately would probably not be dark enough for deep skin tones! Hopefully they’re working on more shades as this seems like it’s a very new release, it is currently out of stock!

How I applied the shade stix

Since its summer I’ve been loving a light base so I just used my bareminerals complexion rescue & collection concealer! I then went in with the shade stix in the areas I wanted to contour! Literally just stripe it on to the face, I then went in with my Real Techinques Contour Brush, this brush is perfect for the job as it is nice & fluffy but precise so you keep the contour in the areas you want it!

BLEND BLEND BLEND!! Always key in makeup, make sure all edges are soft; I go in with my Real Techinques Sponge to soften the lines even more, make sure it is fully blended & pressed in to the skin!

❤COMMENT BELOW if you’d like to see a full in depth post on how to contour for your face shape!❤

How gorgeous & sunkissed does this look, I used the back camera to capture the full effect as the front camera (used for the above image) makes things seem lighter!

To finish off my face I went over the entire face with my powder foundation, this adds slightly more coverage & makes the contour look super seamless. You could just go in with a transparent powder if you use a higher coverage foundation underneath & just mattify/set areas that need it most!🙂

Is it worth the money!?

This retails for $24 which is about £18, to me this product really is worth that price! I have paid far more for products that haven’t preformed half as good as this!! It does what it says on the tin & stays all day! 😍 Totally recommend!

Laritzy Shade Stix also used for this look…

A big round of applause to Laritzy, you have made the perfect contour stick!! Unfortunately it is actually sold out at the minute😕 but I’ll include the link below in case it becomes available!🙂

Laritzy Shade stix in aloha buy here (currently out of stock!)

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Get the look: Big lashes!!❤

Hi beauties xo

I hope you’ve all had a good week so far👍 YAY it’s nearly the weekend 😊❤

Anyway. I was playing around with makeup the other day & came up with this lovely look!!!

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Here’s how I achieved this look…

Face
♡ L’Oréal True Match Foundation to even my skin
♡ Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer to conceal any imperfections
♡ Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to set everything in place
♡ Younique Beachfront Bronzer in sunset LOVE THIS BRONZER it’s so natural looking!!

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Eyes
♡ Younique Splurge Cream Shadow in Tenacious all over the lid
♡ Addiction Palette 2 – used honourable in the crease just to define the crease
♡ Benefit They’re Real Mascara – thin coat as a base
♡ Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara – built up to my desired length & volume
**Check out my review for more info**

♡ L’Oréal Eyebrow Plumper Gel just brushed through my brows for a natural look

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Lips
♡ Younique Lucrative Lipgloss in Lovesick – LOOOOOVE THIS GLOSS. FINALLY A GLOSS THAT ISN’T STICKY 🙌🙌🙌
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this Get The Look post ☺ If you’d like to know anymore about any of the products just comment below ♥

All Younique products used for this look are on my website.. link below 🙂 xoxo

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Makeup Reviews, Quick Posts, younique

IT’S RAFFLE TIME ❤

Hi beauties xo

Just a quick post to let all you lovely lot know I’m running a RAFFLE over on my Facebook page.. click here!!

What am I raffling?

I am going to give one of you lovelies a chance of winning these FOUR PRODUCTS.

♥ £74 WORTH OF PRODUCT FOR £2!!

♥ £2 PER NUMBER TO PLAY

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How does the raffle work?

♥ LIKE my Facebook page (clickable link a the end!)

♥ Go to the post at the top of my page.

♥ COMMENT which number/numbers you would like.

♥ £ 2 PER NUMBER

♥ Send your payment to my PayPal (link in comments on Facebook post!!)

♥ If you win I’ll notify you on Facebook once all numbers are taken! ☺

 

EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEASY. 

WHO DOESN’T WANT TO WIN LOTS OF MAKEUP? 😀 ♥

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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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Makeup of the day

MAC Rebel ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

After recently buying MACs Rebel lipstick I really wanted to do a makeup look, so here it is…

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Eyes
Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold – inner corners & centre of the lid.
Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette – used the matte light brown for the outer corners and crease.
Maybelline Master Precise Felt Tip Liner in black.
Rimmel Retro Glam Mascara in black.

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This picture doesn’t quite do the gold justice, it looked so vibrant in real life.

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Face
MeMeMe Liquid Highlighter.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer.
Sleek Makeup Blush in rose gold.

Lips
MAC Rebel, obviously!
I’m absolutely loving this colour, definitely going to be my autumn fave! 🙂

Let me know if you’d like to see a review/swatches! 🙂

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Don’t forget to enter my giveaway.. click here :mrgreen:

What’s your favorite MAC Lippie? ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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Depop

Makeup of the day

MOTD ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Recently I’ve been loving a simple eye makeup look with a bright red lip.

The red lip of choice has been Topshop Screen Siren; forgot how much I loved this colour! 😍

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I just did my normal foundation routine,  updated foundation routine using Bourjois Healthy Mix coming soon! 🙂

This Topshop lippy applies so beautifully & effortlessly,  its an easy red you can just throw on!

*side note*
I’m seriously hoping for the sun to come back out here in the UK, so I can wear this cute dress I bought for holiday last year..

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Tan is Dove Summer Body in light medium!

Have you tried any Topshop lipsticks?
What did you think? ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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Quick Posts

Premio Dardos, Beauty Blogger & Versatile Blogger Awards ♥

Hi beauties ☼

Thank you so much to Felicia of Beginner Beaute for nominating me for these three awards. I’ll do each in turn, but I’m going to make it all one post! 🙂

Award #1 The Premio Dardos Award

The rules are:

  1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  2. Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

Nominations will be included at the end for all three awards 🙂


Award #2 Versatile Blogger Award

The rules are:

  1. Acknowledge the person who nominated you by thanking them and posting a link to their blog.
  2. Share 10 interesting things about yourself.
  3. Nominate 10 more bloggers. (You may want to let them know that they have been nominated by commenting in one of their posts.)

Once again, a hugeee thank you to Felicia! If you haven’t followed her yet, you NEED to!!

10 interesting facts about me:

  1. I live with my boyfriend & black labrador.
  2. I live on the East Coast of the United Kingdom.
  3. I love living a walking distance to the beach.
  4. Summer is my favourite season!
  5. I would love to visit Australia one day!
  6. Lucozade Sport is the best. Need it to survive!
  7. My favourite colour is pink. Always has been. Always will be!
  8. My twin is 10 minutes older than me! 🙂
  9. I’m obsessed with cooking programmes.
  10. Russell Howard is my fave comedian!

Again, nominations will be below.

Award #3 The Beauty Blogger Award

Rules:
1) State the name of the blogger that nominated you.
2) Answer the questions you were given.
3) Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.
4) Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5) Let the bloggers know that you nominated them.

My Questions:

  1. You step into Sephora/drugstore, what section (brand/makeup item) do you rush for? We don’t have a Sephora in the UK. But for highstreet/drug store makeup I’ve been loving Bourjois and Makeup Revolution.
  2. What is your favorite go to summer makeup product?  Rimmel Stay Matte powder. That keeps all foundations in place!!
  3. What is on your summer beauty product wishlist? I would LOVE to try Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks. They look heavenly!
  4. What is a makeup product/trend you are looking forward to for the fall? Always love a dark lip in the autumn.
  5. If you had your own beauty line that consisted of one beauty product, which product would it be (i.e., lipstick, nail polish, foundation, blush, perfume, etc) Lipsticks. The colour & formula possibilities are endless! 🙂
  6. What is your favorite summer-fall transition nail polish color? Oranges or yellows.
  7. What is your favorite summer pedicure color? Red.
  8. Summer eye shadows, shimmer or matte? Bit of both. Love to mix it up!
  9. Bold lip, or ‘my lips but better’ for everyday wear (name the corresponding lipstick color)? BOLD! Can’t beat a good old red lip!
  10.  What is your opinion on the strobing trend, and do you ‘participate’ in this trend? I haven’t tried it. But think it looks pretty!

My Nominations…

  1. emmalovesbeautyx
  2. srtbeauty
  3. mishkasbeautyblog
  4. beautyonabudget
  5. MilliLiza
  6. wakeuptomakeupwithkayla
  7. asprinkleofphoebe

Lots of Love Natasha

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