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Foundation First impression!♡

Hi lovelies ☺

Eeek, I’m so excited to share this first impressions review with you!! It is a strange but interesting one, something I got on a whim after seeing a YouTuber review it☺

The product I’m talking about is the ’16 Brand Foundation’. Your probably thinking, ugh never heard of it!! 😂 You probably won’t have, I hadn’t until I saw this review.. but as soon as I saw it in action I was hooked & just had to try it for myself ☺😍

How cute is the packaging though? I mean if your a sucker for pretty things; like me, you’ll be sure to love this!!😃

Although it is quite cute the jam jar appearance is slightly messy as it had a clear seal on the inside which is covered in foundation, once you get passed this though you can use the super cute spatula to spoon a small amount into the lid!!☺ when I mean small, I mean small….

Here’s how it looks when it has been applied using my Real Techniques Sponge..

And here’s how it looks using my Real Techinques buffing brush…

Out of both methods I’ve got to say it applied a lot better using the sponge due to the thick consistency & VERY high coverage☺ As you can tell by the pictures the results with the sponge are far better than that of the brush, which for me was a surprise!😮

This stuff is amazing.. although it was very high in coverage it was very lightweight feeling on the skin & did not break me out! 😃 HOORAAAAAAY!!!

Not only was this gorgeous alone, my collection concealer blended like a dream on top of it!😍 plus, I did not feel the need to set it as it set down on its own after a short while 🙂(my skin has been dry lately, if yours is oily you may want to consider powder!)

Here’s how the foundation looks with all my makeup on…

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I adore how well it covers my blemishes & redness while still looking and feeling light on the skin☺

It even wore well… after 6 hours it looked basically the same as when it was applied!👏

The only down sides to this foundation is that there aren’t many shade choices, plus I bought mine on Amazon & it’s now not listed on there so I’m not sure where else it is stocked!!😮

Overall, I really enjoy this product & will probably reach for it again when I want a more full coverage look🙂

What do you guys think? Have you heard much about this brand!?🙂

Makeup of the day

MOTD!

Hey lovelies 😘

Ahhhhh, I’m super excited to be back! Just trying to get my shizz together; growing a human is hard!! *laughs*

Today I actually wore makeup, so thought I’d show you my go to look at the minute 🙂

Each time I go to put on makeup I gravitate towards these products, well the face products at least 🙂 eye products vary depending on my mood & what look I’m going for that day 🙂

Today I just wanted a quick look that I could throw on before the school run! So here it is… let’s get started…

Ever since becoming pregnant I haven’t really wore a lot of makeup, my skin has changed so much! BYE BYE Mrs oily, hello dry desert face 😂😂 I’m thinking an updated skincare routine is in order so definitely let me know if you’d like to see that 🙂

Anyway, for my face I’ve been keeping it simple! As this NYX Mineral Stick Foundation is pretty moisturizing I have been loving it, paired with my trusty collection lasting perfection concealer & you can’t go wrong! 😍 Using the stick foundation all over & the collection concealer under my eyes I then blend both in using my FOREVER TRUSTED Real Techniques buffing brush!!😃

As my face has been dry I haven’t been bothering to use powder; if I do set it I’ve been loving using a setting spray!!

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EYES!!

I wish I had some ground breaking look to share with you, but sadly it’s an easy peasy one today!! Be to be honest, I sometimes prefer these sort of looks, how about you?🙂

Today I used just 2 shadows!! Whaaaat!? Yes, only 2!! & I love how it turned out😍

I used the shade optimistic all over my lid, love this as a base, such a nice consistency & balance of shimmer! 😍 On the crease & outer edge I used the shade agile.. these mauve/burgundy shades are my fave for making my green eyes POP!!😃

No eye look is complete without mascara & brows so I just popped on a small amount of mascara & defined my brows with my fave brow gel🙂

What mascara have you ladies been loving??🙂love trying new ones!!

These next products are probably my ALL TIME FAVE!! ❤ each time I have done my makeup these last few months I’ve reached for these… absolutely loveeeee how they make my skin look!! 😍 what are they you ask?….

Soap & Glory love at first blush, this just gives you the most natural, radiant looking blush/sunkissed glow😍 I then top it off with my FAVE highlighter, Younique a la mode highlight in iridescent 😃

Here’s how they look on my skin…

How beautiful do they look? Love how naturally glowy they make me ☺😍

For my lips I just threw on my maybelline baby lips, think it’s the cherry one so it’s slightly tinted!!☺ I’m living for anything nourishing & hydrating at the minute 🙂

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What’s in my makeup bag?

Hi beauties,

Even though I’ve been on with my blog for a while now, I’ve never done a ‘what’s in my makeup bag’ tag. So here it is for you today… This makeup bag is my everyday makeup that I use on a regular basis!

Here’s the contents of my makeup bag…

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Face

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Primer: Benefit Porefessional
Concealer: (I have 3, oops!!) Collection Lasting Perfection,  Urban Decay Naked Skin & Maybelline Fit Me
Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix, suits me when I’m more tan
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte & Bareminerals

Cheeks

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Bronzer: Benefit Hoola
Blush: L’Oréal Le Blush in rosewood

Eyes

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Eyeliner: Makeup Revolution double ended eyeliner pen, Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in black & white!
Mascara: Kiko Volume+ eyes & Maybelline The Rocket in waterproof
Eyeshadow: MAC Naked Lunch & Satin Taupe

Brows

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Pencil: unknown brand brown eye/brow pencil
Brow mascara: Benefit Gimme Brow
Spooly to comb brows

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How cute is my makeup bag? My twin sis bought me it,  I just love it ❤

What are your holy grail everyday makeup products?

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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Lots of Love Natasha

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Get To Know Me TAG!♥

Hi beauties.
I was sat wondering what post I should do for you today, when it dawned on me that you don’t actually know that much about me. So here I have the ‘Get To Know Me’ tag 🙂 I hope you all enjoy this post, if you’d like to do it feel free (will leave the questions below) , it’d be cool if you tagged me too so I can read your post & get to know more about you beautiful people too! 🙂

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my twin, Jess, & myself :
1- Are you named after anyone?  
Not that I know of.
2. When was the last time you cried?
Urm, probably when my twin went to university! *violins*
3. Do you have kids?
No.
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? 
Yes, I think I’m quite a friendly person, who’s easy to get along with 🙂
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? 
Some days more than others. Depends on my mood!
6. Will you ever bungee-jump? 
I would love to do it one day. If I ever did I’d probably do it for a charity, then I definitely couldn’t back out!
7. What’s your favourite cereal? 
This may be boring for some, but I love cornflakes.
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people? 
Their smile. Cannot beat a genuine & honest smile 😀
9. What is your eye colour? 
Green, sometimes they look more blue, I think they have got lighter & change some days!
10. Scary movie or happy endings?
Depends my mood. But I can’t watch a scary movie alone, so I’d probably go with a happy ending!
11. Favourite smells?
Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck; it’s such a girly, floral & fruity scent (great for everyday as its light) – I love it & I’m a huge fan of Taylor Swifts 🙂 (For a review on Taylor Swift Wonderstruck click here)
12. Summer or winter? 
Definitely summer, love the hot weather, summer clothes & experimenting with colourful makeup.
13. Computer or television? 
Computer, couldn’t live without it! Also, we can now watch TV online! (cheated a bit there;))
14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? 
Probably when I visited Florida, but it was a family holiday so wasn’t alone!
15. Do you have any special talents?  
I’d like to think I’m good at doing makeup.
16. Where were you born?  
Scunthorpe, UK.
17. What are your hobbies? 
Walking the dogs, playing around with different makeup looks, seeing friends/family & of course shopping 😀
18. Do you have any pets? 
Yes, I have 2 dogs; a 14 y/o Pekingese named Penny & a 6 y/o cocker spaniel named Lilly ♥
19. Favourite movie?  
Wow, this is a tough one. I love so many different films, but if I had to choose it’d probably be out of The Holiday, My Best Friends Wedding or The Runaway Bride (LOVE Julia Roberts).
20. Do you have any siblings?
Yes, I have an identical twin sister (pic above) named Jess (her blog is beautifulbreakable), she’s 10 minutes older.
21. What do you want to be when you grow up?
To be totally honest, I have never been sure on what I’ve wanted to do as my career. But having this blog & YouTube channel has made me realise that if I could make beauty/makeup a career that’d be a dream come true 🙂 xo
Questions:
1- Are you named after anyone?  
2. When was the last time you cried?
3. Do you have kids?
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? 
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? 
6. Will you ever bungee-jump? 
7. What’s your favourite cereal? 
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people? 
9. What is your eye colour? 
10. Scary movie or happy endings?
11. Favourite smells? 
12. Summer or winter? 
13. Computer or television? 
14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? 
15. Do you have any special talents?  
16. Where were you born?  
17. What are your hobbies? 
18. Do you have any pets? 
19. Favourite movie?  
20. Do you have any siblings?
21. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Thank you all for taking your time to read this post. I hope you’ve learnt a bit more about me or at least found it interesting 🙂
Lots of Love Natasha ♥
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Spring/Summer Makeup!♥

Hi beauties.

Since the weather here in the UK has finally started to brighten up I thought it was about time I filmed a spring/summer inspired look, so if you’d like to check-out my video for this look below then click here, all products & brushes used are also listed in the describtion box of the video.

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Base

As always I started with a fresh, clean face (see my Morning Routine for more info) before appying any makeup on my skin. Before applying my foundation I used the Gosh Velvet Touch Primer, I then mixed together the L’Oreal True Match Foundation with the MeMeMe Beat the Blues Highlighter,  this is so I get a nice dewy finish to the look as the foundation itself sets quite matte!

To conceal my undereye circles I used Maybelline The Eraser (this also gives a nice highlighted effect under the eyes!). To conceal any blemishes/redness I used Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer, this concealer is a very full coverage & just about covers everything you wish to be covered.

To ensure my base doesn’t slip & slide everywhere throughout the day I ALWAYS set it with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, I then used Benefits Hoola Bronzer (click here for my review!) and Sleeks Shimmer Blush in Rose Gold to bring back life to my face!

Eyes

As this is a spring/summer look I wanted to keep the eyes simple & natural looking, so I went for a neutral winged liner look. To create this look I used MACs Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch all over the lid and both matte brown shades from the Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quad in the crease & blended it out. I love this neautral look as it makes my eyes appear brighter and more awake. To make this look a tad more dramatic (but wearable for the daytime) I used the L’Oreal Superliner in black to create a winged liner, I then used Rimmels Soft Kohl in white in the waterline and Maybellines One-By-One Mascara to brighten up my eyes further.

Brows

Although I don’t really need to fill in my brows on a daily basis as my brows are naturally quite full, I choose to, I prefer the look it gives as it ties any makeup look together! As I have full brows anyway I make sure to fill in sparse areas more than anything, for this I used my ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit and combed through the brows with a makeup spoolie!

Lips

YAY. The fun part!! So for the main feature of this look, the lips, I used Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 220 Showy Flamboyante. This colour is absolutely gorgeous & just brightens up any look (for a swatch of the colour click here).

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I hope you enjoyed this post, or at least found it interesting. If you did then don’t forget to like or tell me in a comment below, I love hearing your feedback! 🙂

I would also love to know what you guys are loving this time of year, so my question for you is ‘whats your favourite look for spring/summer?’

Thank you for your time, it really does mean a lot 🙂 xo

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

Video for this look – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFhq12yyzww

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15 Days of Beauty Challenge

Day 1: 15 Days of Beauty Challenge!♥

Hi beauties.

After scrolling through different beauty blogs I found makeupandstilletos post on this 15 Day Challenge & thought I’d join her on it 🙂 So here it is…

Day 1 – favourite mascara, if you have followed my blog from the beginning you’ll probably guess what my fave mascara is! Of course, it’s Benefits They’re Real Mascara!

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Benefits They’re Real Mascara is by far the best I’ve tried, & I’ve definitely tried my fair share of mascaras (although mainly drugstore/highstreet brands).

Comment below if you’ve tried this & what you think of it! Also, I’d love to know what mascara you’re loving right now 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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