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Rediscovering my old favourites❤

Hi lovelies,

I had the idea for this post the other day when I found myself reaching for my old favourite products. I used to use these products ALL THE TIME back in secondary (high) school. **I have repurchased since, don’t worry!I’m not using gone off makeup**

I challenge you to do this & tag me in the post. I love seeing what products people are or have been loving

Here I am in all my tired mummy glory! Let’s see what magic these products can do…

I decided I wouldn’t prime, not a fixed part of my routine, sometimes I feel primer makes my makeup look worse. Anyone else feel the same?

I started off by applying Revlon Colourstay Foundation the shade buff all over my skin using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush – this is also an old fave, I’ve legit had the brush since I was in high school! they last so well. I absolutely loved how this covered, I actually have the oily/combination version, my skin until having my son was always really oily but now it’s more combination verging on dry. However, this foundation still performs amazing as they do have a dry skin formulation of this foundation. For high street foundation its amazing that they have such a great selection depending on your skin type and colour!

For concealer I used the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Extra Fair. This concealer does the job. It hides and imperfections!! I adore this. It’s also amazing for touch ups throughout the day even on top of powder.

To set it all in place I used a very beaten up looking Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent to set the base. I always forget how much I love this powder!

Look at that coverage 😍 I love it. So simple yet beautiful! This is definitely more full coverage than I go on a normal day, but I love this when I’m going out anywhere. Especially when I know it’ll last.

THROWBACK much. Who else used to absolutely swear by the Sleek highlight palette? I know I did. Now I’m definitely obsessed again, LOOK AT THAT GLOW. So so pretty. I love that the coloured ones are just subtle & gives dimension to the cheek bones, not an obvious coloured highlight.

I usually use a mixture of all the powder highlights, look how stunning that looks. You can use it so it’s subtle or build it up to be a blinding highlight like I did 🙂

Hoola Bronzer by Benefit is a firm favourite, since using this year’s and years ago I haven’t stopped using it. I love Hoola for contouring as it’s the perfect colour for my pale skin, so pretty.

I did do it a bit more harsh than usual so it would be more obvious, it blends so easy & gives me a healthier more defined look.

Comment your old favourites or products you’ve used for a long time! I love trying new products ❤

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Celebrity Makeup Looks

Collab: Taylor Swift ‘Bad Blood’ Inspired Makeup ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

I’ve collaborated with my beautiful twin beautifulbreakable on two different makeup looks from Taylor Swifts Bad Blood music video,  if you haven’t seen the video, you need to!!! 🙂 To see how Jess created her look below head over to her blog now!! ❤

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Jess' Taylor Swift inspired look...

Anyway the look I chose to recreate was the one at the end where she’s sporting a ginger wig, bold winged liner & red lips…

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If you’d like to know how I achieved this look, then keep reading..

Eyes

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☆ I started off with the eyes to ensure no fallout ruined my face makeup.

☆ I used some sticky tape to create a sharp line;  position this just under your lower lashline as if it’s being extended!

☆ To achieve this eye look I only used shadows from the Sleek Au Natural Palette.

☆ I took the black shadow & marked out where I wanted the liner. Lining from the inner corner to the tip of the wing,  just carry on your lower lashline to create the wing, & stop at the tail of your brow! Also line the lower lashes.

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☆ I then intensified & thickened the liner by going over it with more black shadow. You could use gel or liquid liner,  but I liked the look of shadow.

☆ Be sure to extend the liner into the inner corner too, to create even more of a feline eye!

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☆ To add the sultry smokey look to this makeup I smoked out the outer corner of the eye with a dark brown shadow & the same black shadow used before!

☆ I also used the same dark brown to smoke out the lower lashline. Just keep smoking the sh** out of your eyes until your happy!

☆ I did apply black Kohl in my waterline and tightline after I did my base.

Face

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☆ Once you’re happy with the eyes it’s time to perfect the skin! For my foundation I used my Revlon colourstay with my Real Techniques Buffing brush 🙂 but just use products you know work for you & suit your skin type.

☆ To hide any dark circles & imperfections I used my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. To set the face I used my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte powder 🙂

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☆ To add some life into the face I applied my Benefit Hoola Bronzer as a contour & on my cheeks as a bronzer to warm up the face!

☆ Also to add some shape to the brows I filled in the tails with my ELF Brow Kit & set them with Benefit Gimme Brow.

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☆ As the finishing touch I used my Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 24 red diva to line my lips. I then went over that with my Urban Decay Lipstick in ‘F-Bomb’.

Finished look…

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What dya think? Not bad ey.. 🙂
To see how Jess created her look, click here…
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Hilary Duff ‘Sparks’ Inspired Makeup ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

So this was meant to get posted yesterday, but I was super busy & totally forgot…
So today I’ve got something different for you. A celebrity inspired makeup look 🙂 I’m thinking of doing an inspired look each week, so if you’d like to see that let me know! ❤

Anyway, today I’ve got a Hilary Duff inspired look, I’ve taken inspiration from her new music video ‘sparks’ 🙂 Click here to see the video.

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Anyway onto the makeup look…
Base

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Firstly I started off by priming my freshly cleansed skin with Benefit Porefessional. I let each product sink into the skin for a few mins before going onto the next.

After primer I move onto foundation,  to get a flawless base I decided to use my Revlon colourstay foundation, it feels lightweight yet offers amazing coverage.

To brighten the eye area I used my new love the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer! Then to set it all in place I used my Rimmel Stay Matte powder 🙂

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Cheeks

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To bring back dimension to the face, as always, I used Benefit Hoola to bronze & contour my face. (‘Like’ if you’d like to see a post on how I contour/highlight!!)

As Hilarys eye makeup is quite subtle I made sure my highlight was quite strong & glowy, as I think this looks beautiful & fresh. So to do this I used my MUA Mosaic blush on a fluffy Real Techniques brush & applied it to the high points of my face!

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Eyes

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The eyes are pretty straight forward, tons of lashes & good strong brows. To achieve this look I used my Kiko VolumEyes Mascara & Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara, these add volume & length 🙂 To make my eyes appear bigger & brighter I applied my Rimmel Kohl in White to the waterline.

For my brows I used my Benefit Gimme Brow,  I didn’t want a too heavy brow, but I wanted them to be defined!

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Lips
Finally it’s the most important bit. The LIPS. Hilary had an amazing bright pink lip & I think this colour, Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Showy Flamboyante, is pretty similar!!

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Here is the finished look…

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Do you like this simple look with a pop of colour?

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Everyday Purple Smokey Eye ♥

Hi Beauties ☼

Recently I’ve been loving purple liner, yes, I’m being more adventurous with colour, hooray! 🙂 I have found having a subtle pop of purple on the eye really brings out my green eyes, which I LOVEEEE!!

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How to get the look…

Face

For the face I used my beloved Revlon Colourstay Foundation in Buff, I applied this using my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This is my favourite way to apply this foundation as it looks most natural & pretty flawless! To cover my under eye circles & any blemishes I used the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair (love this bad boy!!) To set those in place I used my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent. Even though my skin is drier these days I still set my base so it stays all day! To add dimension back into the face I lightly contoured my face using my Benefit Hoola bronzer.

Eyes

To achieve a subtle purple smokey eye I started off by lining my upper & lower lashline with the Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Funky Violet. This is such a beautiful colour & compliments green eyes really well! To add a bit of smokiness to the eye I pushed the colour ‘Regal’ from my Sleek Au Naturel Palette into the upper lashline. I then used a fluffy blending brush to smoke this out, theres no technique to this, just apply a line of the shadow on your upper lashes & smoke it out towards the crease of your eye. Most of the colour should be at the base!! To finish off the eyes I added lashings of mascara.wpid-20150508_125816.jpgwpid-20150511_212241.jpgBrows

As usual I just brushed through my brows with the fabulous Benefit Gimme Brow. I love how amazing this looks in my brows, it’s so natural & defining! 🙂

Lips

For the lips I used a new product, Bourjois Rouge Edition in the shade 18 Violine Strass. I absolutely love this colour, its a pretty berry shade with a shimmer through it (not very noticable on the lips!). I can see this being my new favourite!! 😀

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I hope you all like this subtle purple smokey eye as much as I do.

Let me know what you think in the comments below…

p.s. I’m going to do a giveaway once I hit 500 followers on my blog. So stay tuned for that! – I’ll be giving away some of my fave products 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha

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Disney Series: Belle!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

So when I asked which Disney Princess you’d like to see, Ariel & Belle won. As I did an Ariel inspired look last time, it’s time for Belles inspired look 🙂

If you’d like to know how to create this Belle inspired look then keep reading…

Base

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As always I started off with a freshly cleansed face. To prime my skin I used MACs Prep & Prime (review will be up soon!!). I then went on to apply my Revlon Colourstay Foundation with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. To conceal my under eye circles I used a small amount of Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, I tapped this into the skin using my ring finger. This is the most delicate finger & the warmth from your finger helps the product melt into the skin better 🙂

Eyes

eyesFor the eyes I wanted to keep the look simple so I decided to just use this quad from Avon, it’s the True Colour Mocha Latte Quad! I used the light pink shade all over the lid, I then took the light brown shade in the crease as a transition shade. To deepen the outer corners I sketched in a  winged sort of look to the outer corner & blended inwards but not past the half way point on my lid. To make this look even smokier, I used the metallic brown shade in between the pink & dark brown colours, this is so the colours transition nicely from light to dark. As this is how you achieve a great smokey eye!!

To emphasise the lashline I used my Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Black along the upper & lower lashline & the tightline. I drew a very thin line on the top & smudged it out slightly to add to the smokey effect! I then did the same to the lower lashline & carried the liner up towards the brow to create a cat-eye effect to the look. To open the eyes I applied my Rimmel Kohl in White to the lower waterline.

This wouldn’t be a flirtatious Belle look without fluttery lashes, so to top the eye makeup off I used Benefits They’re Real Mascara!

Brows, cheeks & lips

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To start off with I combed through my brows with the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara (medium deep), this gives quite a bit of definition so you could stop here. But to ensure my brows where nice & precise I went in with my brown brow pencil to fill in any sparse areas!

Cheeks

For the cheeks I kept it very simple, Belle always looks blushed in the films but not overly pink. So I went with a peach blush, the one I used was Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba 🙂 I placed this on the apples of my cheeks (to find where this is, smile & it’s the high bit you get under your eyes!) & swept the colour back. I find this application method to be the most flattering.

Lips

To Complete the look I opted for a simple lip. I just decided to line my lips with my ELF Long Wear Lip Liner in Mauve Luxe!

Hair

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To make this look more polished I put my hair into a bun. I then added in a small rose hair grip into the back of my hair as this look wouldn’t be complete without a rose! I also pulled out some short strands of hair around my face to frame my face a bit!

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Here is the completed look. I hope you all enjoyed my Belle inspired makeup look! This is such a wearable look, either day or night, I think it’s timeless (very fitting for the Disney story!). Let me know what you think 🙂

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

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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MOTN: True Love!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I really liked the makeup I wore last night, so I thought I’d share it with you 🙂

More importantly, I rediscovered my true love. Yes, by true love I mean the lipstick I’m wearing. Want to know what it is? It’s the one & only Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

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OH MY WORD. I can’t explain how much I love this colour, I ALWAYS used to use it, until it got broke on a night out. However, a month or so ago I decided to repurchase it & I can definitely see why I used to love it so much.

It’s a dark red/burgundy type shade, it suits my skin tone perfectly & goes with almost anything I wear 🙂

Look no further, here is what this beauty of a product looks like on the lips…

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For the rest of my makeup I kept it simple, I did a subtle smokey eye & flawless base with a bit of a contour/bronzer 🙂

Let me know if you’ve tried this lip butter (or any others) & what you thought about it xo

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Nails

Ruby Ribbon!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

This is going to be a quick post, I’m currently writing more posts to be scheduled for when I’m on holiday (a holiday update will be up on the day I go, 04/08/14!).

I’m one of those people who really doesn’t like feet, so mine seem to get neglected. Earlier I realised how horrible my toe nails have started to look! I just haven’t done much to them, eek! You know the look of faded, cracked, old nail polish, right? Well my toe nails have been suffering for a while, so I decided to give them a treat & paint them again.

As it is very hot & sunny here in the UK I went with a very bright pink & a sparkly polish over-top on my big toe!

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The nail polishes I used were Revlon’s Ruby Ribbon & a Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Grapefruit. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE these two colours, the Ruby Ribbon looks surprisingly good over Grapefruit too 🙂

Que the horrible foot picture. Although I can say feet, well mine, look more appealing when the toe nails are painted!

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There you go beauties, I hope you can get a decent idea of how these colours look. They are such gorgeous colours on the finger nails too, it’s just I can’t wear polish for my job so I tend not to bother!

Let me know if you like to know what I have on my toe/finger nails. Also Comment below what you have on your toe/finger nails 🙂

Thanks for reading beauties xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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