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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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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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Pamper night…♥

Hi beauties.

So the other night I decided to have a but of a pamper night before meeting friends. So I thought I’d share it with you all 🙂

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First a shower was definitely needed after a long, sweaty (ewww!!), day at work!

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For my body I used my Original Source Lemon shower gel, love these shower gels, they smell amazing 🙂

For my hair I decided to give it a good condition. To start with I used Avon Naturals Colour Moisture shampoo, I then deep moisturised my hair with Aussies 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner! I absolutely love this, it leaves the hair so silky soft & smells lovely!!

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After shower selfie was definitely called for!! ☆

I always wrap my hair like this as I have such thick hair this helps to dry it a bit before I let it down!

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After showering I like to pluck my eyebrows. Today they were particularly bad as I don’t like over plucking them & tend to leave it til they’re really in need.

To pluck my eyebrows I just brush them through with a spooly & use some generic tweezers to tweeze out the hairs that are out of place. This is usually the arch, under the tail of the brow & in between the brows!

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Here’s the finished result of my freshly plucked brows. They aren’t perfect, but that’s what makeup’s for 😀

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I then did my makeup to go meet my friends 🙂 I went for natural looking skin & eyes with a pop of pink on the lips! Loving this right now, what do you think?

What do you like to do for a pamper night?

Thanks for reading beauties, have a fabulous day xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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