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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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Makeup of the day

Smokey Liner Sort’a Day!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

The other day I experimented with a different liner look. Here’s what I came up with…

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It may seem very simple, which to be honest it is, but this smokey black shadow liner is very effective & something I don’t do a lot. It’s an easy/quick alternative to an intense winged liner 🙂

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To achieve this look I just smudged black liner into my upper lash line, to do this I used an angled liner brush then blended it upwards to smoke it out. It creates subtle definition to the lashes, which for an everyday look, is gorgeous!!

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The red lipstick I used was Topshop Lips in Screen Siren. I adore this colour & have found myself reaching for this & beguiled (dark burgundy shade) a lot these past few months 🙂

Let me know if you’d like to see a makeup tutorial on this look & I’ll be quite happy to film it for you ♡

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

Autumn Makeup Collab W/ Beautiful Breakable!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I’m so excited to share this makeup collab with you!!

So, finally I’ve got my autumn collab video up! YouTube really does take the piss at uploading, any-whooo, I hope you enjoy the video & like the autumn makeup look I came up with 🙂

p.s. I don’t know what happened to the quality -.- my laptop is crap! BUTTTTT.. all will change, I have a new laptop on its way!! 😀

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

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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Disney

Disney Series: Mulan!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I know this is two days late but I had already scheduled a post for Wednesday, so don’t fret, the Disney Series continues…

I decided I would re-create the look of Mulan. She isn’t the most conventional Disney Princess, but that’s why she’s one of my favourites 🙂 Oh yea, don’t forget to vote on the poll (end of post) for which Princess’ makeup you’d like me to re-create next week! xo

Anyway, let’s get on to it…

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As always, I started off with a freshly cleansed, toned & moisturised face (if you’d like to see my morning skincare routine click here). As you can see my eye bags look particularly dark & I have a few blemishes! Oh, I’d already had mascara on earlier in the day so I didn’t bother taking it off!! #lazy

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1. As Mulan has super perfect skin I used my all time fave foundation; L’Oreal True Match Foundation (for a review click here) to even out those nasty blemishes & dark circles. I applied this all over my face in a buffing/stippling motion using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush.

2. To conceal the dark circles I used my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, I just press this into the skin using my ring finger. Although the foundation does an amazing job at evening out the skin tone i still need extra coverage for my under eyes! They were particularly bad this day.

3. To ensure your face makeup lasts all day don’t forget to powder it. I used the FAB Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder.

4. Mulan has a peach-y, pink blush to her cheeks, so to re-create that I mixed together my Natural Collection Blushes in the shades Peach Melba & Pink Cloud. This gave me the closest & most gorgeous colour to my cheeks. To apply the blush I used my RT Stippling Brush, this brush is fool-proof, it doesn’t pick a ton of product up which is great when working with blushes! 🙂

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On with the eyes. Mulan has quite a simple makeup look, I choose to contour the socket of my eye with Benefit’s Hoola, to apply this I used the RT Base Shadow Brush! I then lined my lash line & winged it out a little, nothing too dramatic but just to give the eyes a bit of a lift. To do this I used my Maybelline Gel Liner in Black & my 17 angled brush to get a precise line/wing. Using my Rimmel White Kohl Liner I lined my waterline to open up my eyes. As I already had my Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Mascara on, I just went over the lashes to intensify them.

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Overall I like how this Mulan inspired makeup look turned out. As always, we cannot end without a selfie, a fierce Mulan selfie to be precise…

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this Mulan inspired look as much as I enjoyed creating it. I absolutely adore Disney & doing these makeup looks makes me sooooo excited 😀

Which Disney Princess would you like to see me re-create next week?

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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Never ask a girl…

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I saw this picture had been posted by Wayne Goss (Goss Makeup Artist on YouTube) on facebook!
I absolutely loved it, it’s so true! A good eyeliner is never a quick task & took me years of practicing to perfect. I still have bad days, nobody’s perfect!

P.S. I have a huuuuge fashion haul post coming for tomorrow 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha ❤