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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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Monthly Favourites

June Favourites ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

I haven’t done a monthly favourites in what seems like forever. So I thought I’d bring it back & start with my June favourites! If you’d like to know what makeup/beauty products I’ve been loving in the month of June,  then keep watching 🙂

1. Sleek Makeup Au Naturel Palette – £7.99

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I absolutely adore this palette. It’s so versatile, fabulous quality & compact. I literally take this everywhere with me!

2. Benefit Hoola Bronzer – £23.50

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Yes, it may be quite pricey for a bronzer, but trust me, I’ve had this for a year (at least). If you want to know more about this product read my review, p.s. this is the same bronzer I used to review!

3. bareMinerals Original –  £26

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This bareMinerals powder foundation is amazing. It wears so well & has a decent amount of coverage, can be built up to your desired coverage! Let me know if you’d like to see a review! 🙂

4. St Tropez Gradual Tan – £14.49

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I got the light/medium one, I’m naturally like a vampire! But if you’re not so pale you can go for the medium/dark shade. Want to know more about this product? Check out my first impression here.

5. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – £9.99

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I have the shade ‘Light Vanilla’ 51. It’s the perfect shade & oh wow, my skin has never looked better. Needless to say I have used this nearly everyday since I bought it. ‘Like’ for a review! 🙂

6. Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck – £22

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You all know I love Taylor, so of course I love her perfume. Well, I do own pretty much all of them (oops!). I reviewed the original Wonderstruck perfume, check that out here! Review for this will be up in the near future 🙂

7. Real Techniques Buffing Brush – £20.99 (part of the Core Collection)

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If you’ve followed my blog from the beginning you’ll know I’m a huge fan of the Real Techniques brushes created by Pixiwoo! I adore this brush for foundation, it applies the product evenly & effortlessly.

Read my review here.

8. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in fair neutral – £17.50

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After the recommendation from Wayne Goss (GossMakeupArtist on YouTube) I took the plunge & bought this concealer. I haven’t looked back since it’s amazing. It’s so illuminating & covers pretty well too! 🙂

9. Sleek Makeup Rose Gold Blush – £4.49

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For this fabulous low price these Sleek blushes are a steal. You get a massive amount of product which is highly pigmented. I think I’ll have this for the rest of my life.

So that wraps up my June favourites ☺. Let me know if you enjoy these posts, I love to hear your thoughts ♥

What have you been loving in June? ☺

Lots of Love Natasha

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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…
Lots of Love Natasha

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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 ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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Makeup Reviews

Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream Review ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Recently I’ve been getting back into bright bold lips. Here in the UK the weather has, slowly,  been brightening up & so my love for a bright lip begins all over again.

As you’ll know I love a red lip, especially a matte one & I’ve found the perfect lip product. The Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Rioja Red! 🙂

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It retails for £4.99 & its worth every penny. It’s so pigmented you only need to apply this once to get full intensity of the colour in the tube!! It has a doe foot applicator, which actually makes it easy to apply, as it is a highly pigmented product there’s not much room for error.

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As you apply this product it seems quite glossy, however, once applied, wait a few minutes & it dries down to a matte lip cream.

Once this lip cream has set it is bulletproof, literally!! I tried to rub it off my lips, no smudges. Nothing!! It also stains the lips so as you wear it you can’t really tell when it’s wearing off! To be honest, when I’ve wore this out, it has lasted most the day (including when I eat), without touching up! 🙂

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For such an affordable product I cannot fault it. If your looking for a matte lippy be sure to check the Sleek Matte Me range, they have nudes & some purple colours too… click here to check the range out.

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Have you tried this product?
What’s your fave matte lippy.. comment below! ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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It’s all about the lashes…

Hi beauties 🌞

Today I’ve got a look that’s all about the lashes… I absolutely love to make my lashes the focus of a look, as I’m lucky to have such naturally long lashes! 🙂

Anyway, on with the look…

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Face
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in the shade buff
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in translucent
Benefit Hoola
Sleek Blush in Rose gold

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Eyes
Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette
Rimmel Kohl in White
KIKO Volumeyes+ Active Mascara

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This is the wonder mascara. It stays on all day, no transfer or flakes. I love it! (Review coming soon!!)

Brows
Benefit Gimme Brow

Lips
MAC Creme Cup

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What do you guys think of this look?
Lots of Love Natasha

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Day 5: 14 Days Of Makeup Favourites Challenge ❤

Hi beauties. ☼

Day 5: Favourite Blush

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It’s day 5, so that means I get to share my favourite blush with you. It’s my holy grail & if you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know it’s my beloved Sleek Blush in Rose gold 🙂

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It isn’t just sleek by name but in appearance too. The packaging is so chic with its black, soft touch, plastic casing but the mirror on the inside is very handy too!! You also get a very generous amount of product 🙂

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Here is what it looks like on the cheeks. It gives you a subtle, but buildable, amount of colour with a gorgeous shimmer highlight to it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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