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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, Makeup of the day

How To: Wear an Orange Lip ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Since summer is finally here I’ve been switching up my lippys. I’ve been loving a bright orange lip, I think they look especially nice on people with pale skin.

If you’d like to know how to pull off an orange lip, then keep reading…

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Base
♡ Make sure your base is flawless.
♡Conceal any imperfections.
♡ Contour/highlight as necessary!

Eyes
♡ You can keep the eyes quite simple with a bit of crease definition or winged liner.
♡ Or like myself, tie in the lip colour with the eyes. I went for a peachy pink eye.
♡ Start with a light, brightening shade on the lids & define the crease as desired.

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Brows
♡ Make sure those brows are tamed & shaped, after all they do frame the face!
♡ As always I used my Benefit Gimme Brow.

Lips
♡ To get the best results line your lips with an orange lip liner & fill them in using the lipstick.
♡ This ensures a precise application & perfect lip.
♡ However, if you don’t have an orange lip liner you can always use a lip brush to apply the product for a precise application.

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Let me know if you like this sort of post!

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Lots of Love Natasha

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How To: Winged Eyeliner!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

How I do my winged liner has been highly requested, so I thought I’d do a step-by-step guide to show you how I get my ‘perfect’ winged eyeliner using my trust L’Oreal Super Liner in Black Lacquer (click here for a review) 🙂

Before I begin, I just want to say practice makes perfect, I used to suck big time at doing any liner, but after practicing & practicing I think I’ve finally got it. Although, I do still struggle with gel liner, so I’ve been trying to master this art too.

Anyway, let’s get started…

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To start with I’ll usually lay down a shimmer base onto my lid or just ensure the lids are powdered to make it easier to glide the liner on! I start by lining the outer corners of my eyes, just at the base of the lashes.

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Next I connect the line I just made to the inner corners of my eyes. I make sure this line is very thin, especially in the tear duct area! I rest my little finger on my cheek so I know I will achieve a straight, thin, line, as this supports the hand.

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I then like to map out where my wing will go. To do this I draw a straight line from the bottom lashes, angling towards the end of the brow. This is a good trick as it helps you get more even wings.

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After creating the ‘guide line’ for the wing, I like to connect it back to the liner I already did. To do this I place my brush at the top of the line (as seen in pic) & drag it to connect with the liner which was previously done. You should then get a triangle type shape like so.

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I then fill in the triangle which we have just created with the liner. Make sure the liner is right into those lashes, if not it can look a bit odd! When you have finished this step you have pretty much finished your liner. Obviously you just do the same to the other eye & you should get pretty even liner.

*REMEMBER: eyebrows are sisters not twins, it’s the same for your liner!!*

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If you make any mistakes just take a cotton bud (or q-tip) & lightly rub it over the mistake. The liner should come off easily without wetting the cotton bud (if it doesn’t come off, just wet it a tiny bit!).

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Once you have finished both eyes, look straight on in a mirror to make sure they look as even as you can get them. If not use the cotton bud step to neaten/even it up or use your liner to add more to whichever eye needs it.

I hope this step-by-step tutorial has been helpful for you. Let me know if it has or hasn’t, so I know what to change next time!

Also, let me know if you’d like me to film a more in-depth video tutorial on how I do my eyeliner. ☺

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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Disney Series: Maleficent!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I’ve decided I’m going to start a new series, every Wednesday I’m going to do a makeup look for a different Disney Character 🙂 Let me know if you think this is a good idea? Will only continue to do it if my beauties would like to see it…

Anyway, on with todays tutorial for Maleficent, as you may know Angelina Jolie is playing Maleficent in her own movie (which is in cinemas now!!) & this is where I got the inspiration (see featured image).

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Firstly, I started off with a freshly cleansed & moisturised face. I then primed my face using Benefit’s Porefessional, I tap this into the skin to fill in any pores. The foundation I chose to use for this look was the L’Oreal True Match Foundation, I used my trusty buffing brush to stipple/buff this into the skin, to correct my under eye circles I went in with the Maybelline concealer & for any blemishes/redness I used the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. To ensure this is all set in place & to give it a matte finish I topped my base off with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder!

This look is pretty much all about the strong contour & bold lips, so to create a sharp contour I used my beloved Benefit Hoola Bronzer & Real Techniques Contour Brush – this combination is perfect for achieving chiseled cheekbones. I brought the product down the sides of my mouth a little to elongate my face.

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The eyes are quite simple, to create this look I used MAC’s Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch all over the lid & browbone. I then blended the purple shade from this ELF Beautybook Palette into the crease & upwards towards the brow, to create more depth I intensified the purple in the outer V! For liner I used the L’Oreal Super Liner to apply a thin line & small wing to the lash line, I then went in with the Rimmel Scandeleyes Kohl in black to the tightline & waterline, right into the inner corners!! To complete the eyes I applied a couple of coats of Maybelline’s Rocket Volum’ Mascara!!

Maleficent’s brows are quite defined so I went in with my amazing ELF Eyebrow Kit & Real Techniques Brow Brush to fill them in. If you’d like a full eyebrow tutorial click here.

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The last step to completing my Maleficent inspired makeup look was to apply my Topshop Lips Lipstick in Screen Siren. I applied it straight from the bullet but it’s always a good idea to use a lip brush to get a perfect finish!

I hope you all liked my Maleficent inspired makeup look – I’m obsessed, definitely going to wear this out at some point! – let me know if you think I should continue this series as I thought you beauties may like it since it’s something a bit different! 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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How To: Eyebrow Routine!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

My eyebrow routine has been highly requested, so you’ll be glad to hear it’s finally up!! *CHEERS* If you’re interested in how I do my eyebrows then check out the video below;

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P.S. If you’d like to see a tutorial for the look I’m wearing in the video let me know by commenting on the video or on this post, thanks beauties 🙂 xo

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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How To: Deep Clean Your Brushes!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

Who else is lazy when it comes to washing their makeup brushes? Because I know I can be!! *tut tut*

As you may know I’ve been away with my sister this weekend, after taking brushes away with me I like to give them a deep clean. I was about to wash my makeup brushes & thought why don’t I make a blog post? so that’s what I’ll be showing you today! 🙂

What you need;

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This is easy-peasy, you’ll only need 3 things; some sort of oil, I like to use baby oil but you could use olive oil, any anti-bacterial handwash & a pot to mix them in!

First put about a tablespoon (don’t need to measure it) of the oil & a pump or two of the handwash into the pot, you can always add more if needed. The oil will deep clean the brushes, oil helps break down the product better, the anti-bacterial handwash will ensure your brushes are clean & sanitised. It is important that the handwash is anti-bacterial!!

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The next step is to swirl your brush into the oil/handwash mixture, when you see colour coming out of the brush I tend to swirl the brush into my hand (the same motion you would on your face!!) to massage the mixture into the brush to break down the product further.

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Once you have broken down the product by massaging the mixture into the brush you can then rinse the brush.  REMEMBER to keep the brush pointed downwards at all times, this is so the water doesn’t run into the barrel of the brush & corrode the glue (this is how brushes start shedding hair!). I tend to do this under a running tap to ensure all the product is rinsed out of the brush!

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Once I know the brush is clean, I dry it off by doing the same swirling motion onto a clean towel, it probably won’t be fully dry after this but I just make sure it’s not dripping wet. I then re-shape the bristles of the brush so that when it dries it maintains its original shape!

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Lastly I leave my brushes to dry completely. The best way to dry your brushes is either keeping them faced downwards (probably the best way as the water can drain out the brush end!), I put them in the Real Techniques brush holders upside down & hang them on the radiator, or you can leave them laid flat! I usually just leave them to dry on top of the radiator, this has in no way damaged my brushes, they’re still as good as new! 🙂

My question to you; What is your favourite brush cleanser?

I hope this post has helped you. As always if you have any questions please feel free to comment below! xo

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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Get Ready With Me: Casual Day!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

Since you all seemed to love my last Get Ready With Me video (click here for that) I decided to film another, so here is the finished look from that video…

Watch the video to see how you can get the look above:

Products used:

♥ Gosh Velvet Touch Primer

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♥ Revlon Colourstay – Buff (combination/oily skin)

http://tinyurl.com/klfkfmh

♥ Real Techniques Buffing Brush – part of core collection

http://tinyurl.com/crgdg3n

♥ Maybelline The Eraser

http://tinyurl.com/nq63stf

♥ Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (Light 1)

http://tinyurl.com/ljw6b9q

♥ Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (Transparent)

http://tinyurl.com/o3fp5y3

♥ Real Techniques Kabuki Brush

http://tinyurl.com/q9y2h9c

♥ Benefit Hoola Bronzer

http://tinyurl.com/7hqdqjq

♥ Real Techniques Blush Brush

http://tinyurl.com/lw72rob

♥ MAC Eyeshadow (Naked Lunch)

http://tinyurl.com/bm9jzxf

♥ Real Techniques Shading Brush

http://tinyurl.com/q4pk75b

♥ Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl (Black)

http://tinyurl.com/aznm7dm

♥ Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Mascara

http://tinyurl.com/ktw5kdb

♥ ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit

http://tinyurl.com/pw6m2qb

♥ Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

http://tinyurl.com/mv5kzmc

♥ Tanya Burr Lip Gloss (Afternoon Tea)

http://tinyurl.com/o9bsavb

 

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