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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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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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Holiday snaps! ☼

Hi beauties. ☼

I know I haven’t been very active recently, sorry about that, but I’m back with those highly anticipated holiday snaps you guys wanted to see 🙂

As you know I went on holiday to Kavos, Greece (Kavos is in Corfu btw!) with my twin sister (beautifulbreakable) & bestie at the beginning of August. I asked whether you’d want to see any snaps, so here are some of my faves…

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On the way to Kavos, who else finds the airplane journey exciting?

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Chilling by the pool, we were stunned by the beauty of the hotel & it’s pool. It was gorgeous 🙂

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San Marina Hotel.We definitely chose the best hotel on the strip, it was about 2 mins away from the strip (clubs, bars, etc..)

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Before going out for tea one night!

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Such beautiful weather, Jess & me pictured on our balcony!

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Our hotel even had it’s own bit of beach. BEAUTIFUL.

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Two amazing cocktails from TKDs/Rodneys on the road. If you’re planning a trip to Kavos, definitely visit TKDs & Rodneys on the road for amazing food & fresh fruit cocktails

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Jess, Me, Tyler (TKD/Rodneys staff) & Sarah. The staff here were amazing, miss them all!

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Super Paint Party 2014. What an epic night. Got covered in paint while having the time of our life!!

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My hair & makuep for the paint party. Obviously didn’t stay looking like this, but we went out for a meal before going to the paint party.

What do you think of this look? I loved it ❤

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Foam party, had such an awesome night, cold but awesome 🙂 Pictured with two friends who we met on holiday!!

We also went on a booze cruise, but I didn’t take my phone or camera in case of losing them so I don’t have any pictures 😦

But on the booze cruise, we obvs drank a lot, had a good ol’ time & saw some amazing sights. We went to mainland Greece for a BBQ, had a rave in a cave with foam, jumped into the Blue Lagoon & sailed back playing party games & drinking some more 😉

We had such an amazing holiday, but all good things must come to an end. I hope to go back in a few years, but for now I think it’s time to save the dosh! (boringggg…)

Have you got any holidays planned? If so, where?

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

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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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 ❤

Disney

Disney Series: Aurora!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I’m aware I didn’t get my Disney post up last week, but I totally forgot & got so tied up in other things!

Don’t fret though, I’m going to be continuing this Disney Series. You all seemed to love my Maleficent post (click here to see how I achieved the look of Maleficent!) so I decided I’d definitely carry on the series!

Today I have for you an Aurora, Sleeping Beauty, inspired makeup look. I’m so excited for this, she’s my favourite Princess ❤

Anyway, on with the look beauties…base

As usual I started with a freshly cleansed face (first image), I used my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I then toned & moisturised my skin with Simple (click here  for morning skincare routine).

1. I then went on to prime my face with the Gosh Velvet Touch Primer (click here  for review).

2. To even out my complexion I decided on a BB cream, this is the Rimmel Matte BB Cream – let me know if you want a review – my skin was quite good on this day so I didn’t need a high coverage foundation! I used the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to buff/stipple this into the skin.

3. To conceal any redness/blemishes I went in with my beloved Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in #1 fair. Needless to say, I love this stuff!!

4. To counteract my dark circles I went in with the Maybelline Eye Concealer. This is brilliant for highlighting your under-eyes, cheek bones & cupids bow (usually the places I like to use it!)

5. To set the base in place I used my good old Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent!

6. As this is a look for Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), I just had to use blush, so I used my fave blush; Sleek’s Shimmer Blush in Rose Gold. It gives such a subtle amount of colour (which is buildable) & the most beautiful sheen to the skin.

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1. For the eyes I started off by applying the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold all over the lid, I usually just apply these with my fingers as that’s the best way I’ve found to apply them to get the best pigmentation.

2. I then applied the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold to the inner corners to brighten them up & to add a different touch to the look. Which I think makes it look extra Princess-y.

3. To blend the look together I blended the pink shade from my Maybelline Diamond Glow Coral Drama Quad into the crease with my Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush. This extra step adds more definition & dimension to the eye too!

4. To make the lashes look thicker & flirtier I created a thin line of liner on my lash line using the lovely L’Oreal Super Liner (click here for review)

5. To complete the eyes, I applied lashings of the Maybelline One By One Mascara! Seriously, how much difference does that make? LOVE IT!!brows.lips

1. Tame those brows girl! I started off by combing through mine with a spoolie.

2. I then decided to change things up a bit & use my brow pencil in light brown. I don’t know what make it is, it’s rubbed off as I’ve had it for ages, oops!

3. This wouldn’t be an Aurora makeup look without a bold pink lippy! I used Maybelline’s Colour Sensational Lipstick in 910 – Shocking Coral. Can I just say beauties, I’ve fallen in loveeeewith this colour again, it. is. gorgeous!!!

So here’s the finished look…endlook

I hope you liked my Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) inspired makeup look, I also braided the front of my hair to give it a more Princess-y feel.

OH YES! Before I forget, I have an outfit for this look too…

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I remembered I bought this dress a few months back for my holiday & thought it’d be perfect for this Aurora inspired look!

I really like how this look turned out. Let me know what you think below & as ever, thank you all for your time! 🙂

*sidenote* I know there’s A LOT of Maybelline products used in this look, but that was a total coincidence! This is in no way sponsored by them, all opinions are my own!

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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