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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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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

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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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Makeup of the day

Simple & classy makeup ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Oh gosh, this week has just been a blur. I have literally been so so busy I’ve not had a moment to blog. But finally I’m back & able to blog. I’m hoping to get a few posts done today to schedule for the next week,  yay!!!! :mrgreen:

I hope you’ve all been well & enjoy this simple & classy makeup look 🙂

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Face
☆ Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
☆ Rimmel Stay Matte powder
☆ Benefit Hoola for contour

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Eyes
☆ MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadow all over the lid
☆ Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Black in the waterline & tightline. I brought it into the tear duct area as well for extra definition.
☆ Kiko VolumEyes Mascara

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Brows/Lips
☆ Benefit Gimme Brow in light
☆ Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Rioja Red – LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Outfit

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Top – New Look
Jeans – M & M Direct

I absolutely adore this top. It’s slightly cropped & lace at the front & opaque on the back 🙂

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What do you guys think of this look? I love the lips ❤

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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 🙂

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Day 11: 14 Days Of Makeup Favourites Challenge ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

So it’s day 11 of my Makeup FavouritesChallenge, and so far it’s my favourite one,  lipstick!! :mrgreen: if you’ve read my blog for a while you’ll know I LOVE lipstick & own many in different shades – comment below if you’d like a lipstick collection post soon!:).

Favourite lipstick…

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My favourite lipstick of the moment is this one by Rimmel London, its in the shade Heart Breaker. The name says it all really. I just LOVE it & have reached for it the most recently! 🙂

Here’s what it looks like on…

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I absolutely love it on,  it’s almost a ‘your lips but better’ shade ❤

What’s your favourites lipstick of the moment?

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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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Review: Rimmel 25 hour Lasting Finish Nude Foundation!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

After receiving a sample of the Rimmel 25 hour Lasting Finish Nude Foundation in this months cosmopolitan, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to review it for you all & let you know my first impressions 🙂

I think this is a modified version of the Rimmel 25 hour Lasting Finish Foundation, which I did use during my school years. I seem to remember that I enjoyed it, but anyway lets see what I thought of this foundation…

Here is the sample I got:

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What Rimmel claims:

Medium coverage foundation that feels hydrating and moisturizing

– Lightweight formula blends instantly into the skin creating a nude, poreless effect
– Sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours

– SPF 20

 

Do I agree with these claims?

I agree that this foundation is a medium coverage that is hydrating & moisturising. When I applied this foundation it didn’t cling to any dry patches, spots or sink into any pores. It was smooth & felt hydrating on the skin, like you aren’t wearing any foundation!

Therefore, I agree that this is a lightweight formula which blends instantly. I used my Real Techniques Buffing Brush (click here for a review!), with this it blended seamlessly & effortlessly.

Here is what the foundation looked like when it was first applied…

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It looks really nice, it’s a pretty good colour match (100 Ivory), although if I did repurchase I would get a shade lighter! Overall, I like how it looked on my skin!

Here is how the foundation looked when it was powdered & I’d added contour/blush…

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However, despite the amazing application & feel I wasn’t pleased with the lasting power, even though I did set the foundation with powder, contoured & added blush (which did look great!) For me the foundation seemed to fade off within a few hours. It started to get patchy on my forehead & around my nose, usually the places I’m most oily. Despite the fact these are my most oily places, other foundations I’ve used stay a lot better than this did. It did disappoint me as I used to enjoy it in school, although I do remember having problems with the staying power then.

Here is how the foundation looked at the end of the day…

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As you can see my skin looks pretty shiny, redness is showing through on my forehead & around my nose. However, my contour/blush seems to have stayed pretty well. FYI I hadn’t powdered throughout the day.

Shade range

This foundation has a decent shade range. There are 8 shades, ranging from light porcelain to natural beige! It does cater for very pale people, but not so much for people with deeper skin tones, which is sad! Maybe one day Rimmel will bring out darker shades 🙂

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This foundation retails for £7.99 here in the UK. I think this is a good foundation if you’re only going to be wearing it for a short amount of time. However, if you’re in the market for a long lasting foundation, that’ll stay all day, then this is probably not the one for you! My skin is oily, so I couldn’t say how it’d last on dry skin, so if you have dry skin maybe it’ll work better for you as it did stay well on the less oily places of my face 🙂

Have you tried this foundation? If so, let me know what you thought of it below! 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this review, if you’ve got any my questions please leave a comment below!

Thanks for reading beauties, have a fabulous day xo

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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Spring Nails!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I know I promised you a nail post last night but I got busy editing my Selena Gomez inspired makeup look video (click here to watch). So here is the nail post as promised 🙂

I started off by shaping my nails by filing them (remember! file them in one direction to prevent nail damage!). I then applied a thin coat of Rimmel – Sweet as Sugar to my nails, this doesn’t come out as opaque as the colour in the bottle straight away, so I find its best to build it up rather than apply one thick coat as you’re more likely to spoil your nails while waiting for them to dry! (which we all know is VERY annoying!!).

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First coat of Rimmel – Sweet as Sugar

I let the first coat dry & then went on to apply a second coat…

wpid-20140510_125240.jpgAs you can see, after just two coats of this colour it is already pretty opaque, however, it wasn’t an even coverage so I decided to apply a third & final coat to the nails to achieve my desired effect! (you could stop at two coats, its entirely up to you)

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This is the third & final coat, the picture doesn’t really show much of a difference. But in reality it looks a whole lot nicer & theres an even amount of colour on all the nails 🙂

I hope you all found this post interesting, what colour are you loving on your nails right now? let me know in the comments below 🙂 xo

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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