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My Younique Journey..

Hi beauties ❤

As you all know, if you read my last post, I’m now a YOUNIQUE PRESENTER 😊 I’m so excited to start this new journey!!

First things first. I know your all probably thinking “oh god no. Not another person spamming us to buy their products!!”. Well beauties, that’s not what I’m about. If you want to buy the products, you can & by your own admission!! 😊❤

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I received my kit last week & haven’t looked back. Younique is such a fabulous opportunity. It allows you to run your own business, how & when you want!!😊

Before I decided to take the plunge I’d always been sceptical. However, a friend was already with Younique & was looking to recruit another presenter. She talked me through what it was all about & how money is earnt. One thing led to another & here I am now, a fully fledged YOUNIQUE PRESENTER 😀

If anyone is interested to hear more about Younique, then please feel free to comment or get in touch through my Facebook page!! 😘

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So here I am now. I’m starting out my journey & LOVING IT. ♥

I’m going to do a post on how to achieve this look & about the products used!! 🙂

So far I’m SUPER IMPRESSED with Younique & our products. To be honest, it’s probably the best decision I’ve made in a while!!

What to expect…

♥ Reviews

♥ Picture Collages/Updates

♥ Swatches

♥ Raffles

♥ Makeup Parties

Don’t forget to follow so you can receive new posts straight away!! 🙂

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Eyes

3D Fiber Lashes + 

Splurge Cream Shadow in tenacious

Lips

Opulence Lipstick in upscale

If you fancy a browse round my Younique shop then click here.

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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The Beautiful Blogger Award ♥

Hi beauties ☼

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Thank you ever so much to the beautiful Alyssa, of My Sweet Sugarplum blog (seriously, check out her blog! You’ll love her☺), for nominating me for this Beautiful Blogger Award. It really does mean a lot that you guys are so loyal & supportive of my blog. Sharing what I love to people who also enjoy what I love is the best feeling ☺

R U L E S

. . .Link back to the blogger who nominated you. . .

. . .List seven random things about yourself. . .

. . .Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers. . .

. . .Notify your nominees on their blogs. . .

7 Facts About Me

  1. I have two tattoos. One on my ribs, the other on the right side of my back.
  2. I have a twin sister, who’s also my best friend ♥ beautifulbreakable
  3. Malibu & coke is my go to drink (when I go out, not in general!) 😉
  4. I live with my boyfriend & doggie Holly ♥
  5. My favourite thing in the world is going for long walks with my man & baby doggie.
  6. I wish to blog for many years to come, who’s with me?
  7. Lastly, I love training at the gym to get myself fit & healthy.

I Nominate…

  1. BeautifulBreakable
  2. acasualbeauty
  3. beginnerbeaute
  4. plus+beauty27
  5. ninarossbeauty
  6. kristin1415
  7. thatchicfashionblog

Once again thanks Alyssa for nominating me 🙂 I hope you all enjoyed this post & I’ll speak to you again in my next one! ♥

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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TAG: My Makeup Story!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I was tagged by the beautiful beckinablog to do this Makeup Story Tag 🙂 I’ve seen this going around the blogosphere, so I was very excited to be tagged!! Don’t forget to read Beckys post, there will be a link at the end ♥

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1- How old were you when you started makeup?
I’ve loved makeup for as long as I can remember. I used to have a huge box full of it, but I distinctly remember loving one certain lipstick. A light frosty pink shade, yes it did come from a magazine but I adored it!

2- How did you get into makeup?
From magazine freebies & just being bought the kiddy sets for birthdays/Christmas’. I blame the family for my obsession today 😉

3- What are some of your favourite brands?
For highstreet brands I love Revlon, Maybelline & Sleek. For highend I love Benefit & BareMinerals (post on BareMinerals coming soon!!)

4- What does makeup mean to you?
I used to be one of these people that hated to go out without wearing it. However, now I use it to enhance beauty & make myself feel more confident. After all, I wear it for myself & nobody else!

5- If you could only wear four products on your face, what would they be?
Powder foundation, Bronzer, Mascara & a bright lipstick!

6- What is your favourite thing about makeup?
You can be creative. So many people have obscure perceptions of people that wear makeup, but why? Makeup is creativity & freedom to express yourself!

7- What do you think about drugstores VS high end?
There are many drugstore/highstreet brands that can match the quality of highend. It’s only recent I’ve ventured out to try highend products purely to see if they’re any better!

8- What is one piece of advice you could give to a beginner?
Always match your foundation correctly, there is nothing more annoying than orange/unmatched foundation.

9- What is one makeup trend you never understood?
Foundation lips, I mean who even invented that? It’s ghastly.
Super spider lashes, when people used to have clumped up mascara, which made you look like you only had a couple of thick pointy lashes!!

10- What do you think of the beauty community on YouTube?
It has transformed makeup. It’s so accessible that anyone can learn how to do makeup. To me, it’s a beautiful thing ♥ I’ve spent many many hours watching beauty vids!

That’s your lot! I tag:

Beautiful Breakable
Ninarossbeauty
Millydoesmakeup
chencarmen
kflowermaquillage

Beckys post – http://beckinablog.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/my-makeup-story-tag/

Lots of Love Natasha

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Makeup Reviews

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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