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Yes. I’m back!♡

Hi beauties.

First off, I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long but life has been hectic. I’ve been working so much & with starting a new job it just got the better of me.
Now I’m catching up with myself I thought it’d be a good time to start blogging again, oh & the fact I’ve flipping missed it & all you lovely people!!

What have you all been up to this year, any news? I’d love to hear from you all. Oh, a MASSIVE thank you is in order for all you loyal readers staying with me! It really means a lot♡

Update
So on Christmas day myself and the other half got engaged. I don’t think it has sunk in even now, but it’s definitely the best Christmas present I’ve ever received!! 😊

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Aren’t we just a pair of cuties? 

Since I didn’t get to say it; Happy New Year To You All. ♥

I hope this year has been kind to you! – comment below the best thing that happened to you over christmas & the new year!

Something else exciting just happened to me, well within the last few days actually. I became a Younique Presenter. YAAAY. I cannot tell you how excited I am to share this journey with you!!! 😀

I know what you’re all probably thinking, ‘oh no, hear we go, more Younique SPAM!’ .. NO. I will be incorporating Younique products into my blog & promoting my business, which is what Younique is, but I won’t shove it down your throat (so to speak!!). YOU will have the choice to click onto my website, or even buy some products if you like how they look. I won’t ever make you feel like you HAVE to, because at the end of the day, YOU spend YOUR money on what YOU want!! 

If you’d like to take a look at my Younique website to see what we have to offer, then feel free, click on the image below! 🙂
I’ve also just created my own Facebook page Makeup by Nat I’ll be posting blog stuff & younique on there so come Like my page please👍😘

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Click here for my website ♥

Anyway beauties, I think that’s all I have to tell you. I can’t wait to get blogging again, I’ve really missed you all!!!

P.S. I’ll have a makeup look up by the end of the week, purple smokey eye. I was meant to post this before I had my break from blogging but didn’t get the chance. So I’m going to share it with you this week, YAY!! 🙂

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Lots of Love Natasha

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Makeup of the day

Monday MOTD: My go-to look! ❤

Hi Beauties 🌞

I’ve been working so much recently that I haven’t had time to really wear much makeup! But when I do this is the look I ALWAYS steer towards…

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I love wearing a simple eye look with fresh,  dewy looking skin and pop of red on the lips. It’s so flattering & perks me up! 🙂

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What’s your go – to feel good makeup look? ❤

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Monday MOTD: Stoplight Eye ❤

Hi beauties. 🌞

So I’ve been super super busy this week,  where has it gone? Time just seems to fly these days!!! I hope you are all well & haven’t missed me too much 😉

Due to my lack of posts I’m going to make sure I get back into the routine & create a blogging schedule. Don’t worry I’m still here. 🙂

Anyway, since it’s Monday I’ll be doing a Monday Makeup of the day (this is going to be a weekly thing!) ❤

So the other night I had a couple of hours free, so I decided to create a makeup look of the ‘Spotlight Eye’ trend. I really liked how it turned out;  so here it is…

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I started off by cleansing my skin, Iused a new product, Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Face Mask (review coming on Friday!). I then moisturised my face. To let that sink into the skin I decided to do my eyes before skin. 🙂

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To even the skin tone on my eyes I used a bit of concealer. To set that in place I used the lightest shade in my Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette (all shadows used are from this palette!). To create a transition through my crease I used a medium toned brown as my transition shade!!

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To add more definition I just kept building the intensity of the medium toned brown all throughout the crease, even the inner part of the eye. Just make sure you leave the centre of the lid nice and bright! Hence the name, spotlight eye. 🙂

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I decided I wanted to deepen the look further, so using the darkest matte shade in the palette I blended this through the crease from inner corner to outer corner.
Remember. Blend blend blend!!!!
To brighten the centre I reapplied the lightest shade and a small amount of the lightest shimmery shade. Keep this in the very centre for that strong focus on the eye!

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Face
– L’Oréal True Match Foundation in W1
– Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1
– Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in translucent
– Benefit Hoola Bronzer
– Catrice Blush
– Mua Highlighter in English Rose

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Brows/Lips
– Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Dark
– MAC Creme Cup – nude lip option
– Maybelline Colour Sensational Shocking Coral – bright lip option

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I really loved how this looked in the end. 🙂

What do you think of the spotlight eye trend? ❤

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Makeup of the day

The Power of Makeup ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

After seeing Nikkie Tutorials’ ‘The Power Of Makeup’ video I was inspired to create my own makeup transformation!!:)
Nikkie wants to show how makeup can be fun, but these days it’s attached with a negative stigma. Her message to people who wears makeup is ‘have fun & don’t be ashamed!’

Watch Nikkie Tutorials’ video here.

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Nobody’s perfect. We all have our imperfections!

The Power of Makeup

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My makeup transformation above shows how I look without makeup (right) & how I look once I’ve applied a fair amount of makeup (left). I haven’t applied a ton, just a ‘summer look’ which is quite light on the skin!

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Use makeup to enhance your features. Not mask them.
Every single one of you is beautiful. ❤

If you’d like to see how I created this look show me some love by liking or commenting on this post 👍

I challenge you all to do this. Its so fun to do but has such a strong message!

At the end of the day,  it’s your life. LIVE IT ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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Makeup/outfit of the night ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Tonight I met a friend for a few drinks & catch up,  so I thought I’d share with you my makeup & outfit of the night…

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For my makeup I kept it some what simple,  I just put a matte white shadow all over the lid,  defined the crease with a light pinky brown shade & deepened the outer corners with a dark brown from the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette.

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I then did my face as usual & applied my new fave nude lippy, L’Oréal Colour Riche in 630 Beige Au Nu :mrgreen:❤

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Outfit
Top – Miss Selfridge
Jeans – Asos
Shoes – plain black pumps from Primark
Necklace – Pandora
**clothing haul coming soon!!!**

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I hope you like this makeup & outfit.. I also chucked on my beloved leather jacket.:)
If you’d like to see a look book on what I’ve recently bought let me know ❤

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Makeup Reviews

Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream Review ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Recently I’ve been getting back into bright bold lips. Here in the UK the weather has, slowly,  been brightening up & so my love for a bright lip begins all over again.

As you’ll know I love a red lip, especially a matte one & I’ve found the perfect lip product. The Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Rioja Red! 🙂

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It retails for £4.99 & its worth every penny. It’s so pigmented you only need to apply this once to get full intensity of the colour in the tube!! It has a doe foot applicator, which actually makes it easy to apply, as it is a highly pigmented product there’s not much room for error.

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As you apply this product it seems quite glossy, however, once applied, wait a few minutes & it dries down to a matte lip cream.

Once this lip cream has set it is bulletproof, literally!! I tried to rub it off my lips, no smudges. Nothing!! It also stains the lips so as you wear it you can’t really tell when it’s wearing off! To be honest, when I’ve wore this out, it has lasted most the day (including when I eat), without touching up! 🙂

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For such an affordable product I cannot fault it. If your looking for a matte lippy be sure to check the Sleek Matte Me range, they have nudes & some purple colours too… click here to check the range out.

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Have you tried this product?
What’s your fave matte lippy.. comment below! ❤

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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? 🙂

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Day 5: 14 Days Of Makeup Favourites Challenge ❤

Hi beauties. ☼

Day 5: Favourite Blush

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It’s day 5, so that means I get to share my favourite blush with you. It’s my holy grail & if you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know it’s my beloved Sleek Blush in Rose gold 🙂

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It isn’t just sleek by name but in appearance too. The packaging is so chic with its black, soft touch, plastic casing but the mirror on the inside is very handy too!! You also get a very generous amount of product 🙂

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Here is what it looks like on the cheeks. It gives you a subtle, but buildable, amount of colour with a gorgeous shimmer highlight to it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! ❤

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Makeup Reviews

Makeup Revolution: Redemption Palette Iconic 3 Review & Swatches!!❤

Hi beauties 🌞

While I’ve been away I’ve purchased a few new makeup products. This Makeup Revolution London Palette is one of those things, no doubt other purchases will be reviewed in future posts!:)

I tried this palette out for the first time a week or so ago, but to give you guys a full, in – depth review I wanted to trial it a bit longer! So here are my thoughts…

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Makeup Revolution London Redemption Palette Iconic 3
THE ultimate 
palettes with ultra high payoff.

A perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. Totally collectable and a pure sellout.

The iconic 3 palette retails for an amazing £4! Makeup Revolution is like MUA, which if your from the UK you’ll know is sold in most Superdrug stores. It is a very cheap brand, but for the prices the products are fantastic!! These eyeshadows are fabulously pigmented & are almost buttery to touch. 🙂

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Texture
Some of these shades can come off quite crumbly, this isn’t a problem to me as I usually use concealer on the lids as a primer. To me this ensures the eyeshadow stays put as it grabs onto the concealer to set it!
The shimmer shades are more buttery, despite this they are all VERY pigmented & stay put all day!! Especially for their £4 price tag, what more could we ask for?!:)❤

Dupe?
It has been said by many YouTubers & beauty bloggers that this is a dupe for Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. Personally I don’t own the Urban Decay Palette but have seen swatches! The colours look very very similar, but the Urban Decay Palette retails for a steeper £37.
For swatches & comparison check out Raspberry Kiss’ blog post – click here

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Swatches

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These shadows are not individually named, but Hey Ho! At least you get an idea of what these shadows look like once applied to the skin.
All I did was rub my finger in each colour once & apply it to my arm,  as you can see the pigmentation is astounding. I am very pleased with this palette & I can’t wait to do more looks with it! 🙂

Have you tried this palette or any other products from Makeup Revolution? If so,  what are your thoughts? ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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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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