Makeup

Nikkie Tutorials inspired summer makeup & video❤

Hey lovelies,

Today I have something slightly different! A video of me doing this super cool bold summer look that was inspired by Nikkie Tutorials!

Will link her video below if you haven’t already seen it, check it out! ❤

☀️All product info & links below☀️

Products used:

Base

Hyaluronic Fix spritzed all over the face!! Love how refreshing this is in this hot weather

Cream luminizer in Benevolent gives such a beautiful glow to the skin.. love how versatile it is! Use it before or after makeup!

Mineral Liquid Foundation love this foundation, gives me that flawless coverage while still looking & feeling light weight!!

Mineral Concealer best concealer ever!! So high coverage It acts as the perfect shadow base or cover up for darkness & blemishes!!

Stay Matte Transparent Powder fab powder! Does what it says on the tin.. locks my makeup in & keeps me matte all day!!

Beachfront Bronzer gives such a warm & naturally sunkissed glow that even suits my super pale skin!

Powder Luminizer in Iridescent I can’t get enough of this highlight! It speaks for itself. It’s gorgeous! Makes your skin look lit from within!

Eyes

Single Shadow in Witty this gorgeous orange shade is perfect for summer & is super pigmented as you can see in the video!

Soph X Revolution Palette this palette is beautiful. Easy to use for beginners & a nice range of shades even for nore experienced makeup lovers!! Used the gorgeous hot pink shade, strawberry sweets & white, penguin.

Addiction 5 Palette by far my favourite shimmer! Super pigmented whether you use a dry or wet brush! I used the silver, called brilliant, in this palette for the cut crease!

Epic Mascara my absolute all time fave mascara! Always come back to this. Gives my lashes amazing volume & length while conditioning them!!

Moodstruck Eyeliner in pristine this creamy formula makes for an easy application that lasts all day!

Brow Palette love how brow powder makes my brows look defined & full yet natural!! Highly recommend!

Lips

Hottie Lip Plump I used this to prep my lips for colour! Love this gloss as it nourishes & plumps the lip for that extra fullness!

Moodstruck Lip Liner in Prudent is the perfect nude shade! I decided not to put any other lipstick on as this was exactly the colour I was after, these liners are also super creamy to apply & stay all day!

Nikkie Tutorials video I was inspired by, click here to watch!

Makeup Reviews

Laritzy Shade Stix Review

Hi you beautiful lot,

Yay!! I have a makeup related post.. Will be more to come as well as I have subscribed to Glossybox again & loving the products they’re sending so expect a lot of reviews & first impressions!🙂

I’ll definitely do a post when I get my next box to show you all what I got! A lot of my products this month was skincare so I like to try it for a little while before giving my opinions so it is fair!🙂

I’m so excited to write this post cos I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this product! I’d never heard of this brand before, that’s the beauty of Glossybox though you discover products you wouldn’t normally hear about!

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Laritzy is a pretty new company only founded in 2016.. their ethos is amazing…

https://www.laritzy.com/pages/about-us

Here’s how Laritzy describes their shade stix…

Introducing our new cream Shade Stix that will give you that perfect, subtle sun-kissed glow. The formula is highly pigmented, buildable, and weightless to make it easy to accomplish that perfectly blended look that will stay all day.

What do I think of the shade stix!?

I absolutely ADORE the shade stix, it is such a perfect colour, yes even for me & my pale skin! HOORAY!!

At first I was terrified, I’d never used a stick contour before, I applied it to my face & instantly thought ‘sh*t that’s way too pigmented & far too dark!’. As I started to blend it in to my skin it just looked so seamless & effortless, the colour looks so natural like you have caught the sun & have a natural tan.. which if your like me (don’t tan at all) you could definitely do with this!

The formula is super creamy too but doesn’t feel oily on the skin at all, it just glides on so easily & doesn’t dry down super fast so you have time to blend it out! As a new mum I need products that make my makeup application super quick, that last all day. This has definitely done this!

As you can see from the above picture the product is a decent size & you do get 9 grams of product which is fab, you literally use the tiniest amount each time so this is going to last me a good while!

The only down side is that as far as I’m aware there’s only one shade, aloha, as you can see it works for my pale skin & would definitely work for a lot of people but unfortunately would probably not be dark enough for deep skin tones! Hopefully they’re working on more shades as this seems like it’s a very new release, it is currently out of stock!

How I applied the shade stix

Since its summer I’ve been loving a light base so I just used my bareminerals complexion rescue & collection concealer! I then went in with the shade stix in the areas I wanted to contour! Literally just stripe it on to the face, I then went in with my Real Techinques Contour Brush, this brush is perfect for the job as it is nice & fluffy but precise so you keep the contour in the areas you want it!

BLEND BLEND BLEND!! Always key in makeup, make sure all edges are soft; I go in with my Real Techinques Sponge to soften the lines even more, make sure it is fully blended & pressed in to the skin!

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How gorgeous & sunkissed does this look, I used the back camera to capture the full effect as the front camera (used for the above image) makes things seem lighter!

To finish off my face I went over the entire face with my powder foundation, this adds slightly more coverage & makes the contour look super seamless. You could just go in with a transparent powder if you use a higher coverage foundation underneath & just mattify/set areas that need it most!🙂

Is it worth the money!?

This retails for $24 which is about £18, to me this product really is worth that price! I have paid far more for products that haven’t preformed half as good as this!! It does what it says on the tin & stays all day! 😍 Totally recommend!

Laritzy Shade Stix also used for this look…

A big round of applause to Laritzy, you have made the perfect contour stick!! Unfortunately it is actually sold out at the minute😕 but I’ll include the link below in case it becomes available!🙂

Laritzy Shade stix in aloha buy here (currently out of stock!)

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How To: Wear an Orange Lip ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Since summer is finally here I’ve been switching up my lippys. I’ve been loving a bright orange lip, I think they look especially nice on people with pale skin.

If you’d like to know how to pull off an orange lip, then keep reading…

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Base
♡ Make sure your base is flawless.
♡Conceal any imperfections.
♡ Contour/highlight as necessary!

Eyes
♡ You can keep the eyes quite simple with a bit of crease definition or winged liner.
♡ Or like myself, tie in the lip colour with the eyes. I went for a peachy pink eye.
♡ Start with a light, brightening shade on the lids & define the crease as desired.

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Brows
♡ Make sure those brows are tamed & shaped, after all they do frame the face!
♡ As always I used my Benefit Gimme Brow.

Lips
♡ To get the best results line your lips with an orange lip liner & fill them in using the lipstick.
♡ This ensures a precise application & perfect lip.
♡ However, if you don’t have an orange lip liner you can always use a lip brush to apply the product for a precise application.

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Makeup of the day ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

You may be wondering why I posted yesterday, well as I didn’t get a post up for the last few days I felt I needed to!

Today I decided to go with a natural look & loved how it came out so wanted to show all my beauties. 🙂

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I’ve been loving a peachy pink eye, these pictures don’t show the true colour! But you get the idea 🙂

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I decided to blend the pink out with a soft brown shade. I think this makes the look more wearable!

For the face makeup I kept it natural & dewy. I’ve been loving a dewy base lately, how about you?

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What makeup look have you been loving this summer?

Plus I got new glasses 🙂

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Skincare

First Impression Friday: St. Tropez Gradual Tan ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

So spring is upon us & its that time of year again when we want to start looking a bit healthier (or at least less vampy!!!).
To begin this transition into spring/summer skin I decided to take the plunge & buy the St Tropez Gradual Tan! I’ve heard such good things about this brand & product, but never took the plunge.

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St Tropez Gradual Tan
– light/medium skin formula
– 100% natural tanning agent
– natural streak-free colour
– easy to use

Before I applied this product I had a shower, I didn’t exfoliate my body, I just washed as usual. I like to apply my tan on a night before I go to bed, so it can develop over night & I wake up a bronze goddess 🙂

This gradual tan comes in two shades light/medium & medium/dark! Being very pale I chose the lightest one! To apply this product it is very simple as the product is a cream formula which comes out white. As this is a gradual tan, it acts as a moisturiser & tan in one, which always wins me over!

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While applying this gradual tan I noticed it had quite a fragrant, floral scent, which to me was very pleasant as with most gradual tans you get that ‘fake tan’ odour!!!! (Ew!) I was very pleased with this as throughout the development of the tan it only had a slight fake tan smell, which is a winner & one of the main reasons I wanted to try it in the first place! 🙂

When I woke up the tan was quite noticeable, I am very fair & not used to any sort of tan. Anyway, I went into the bathroom to have a peak at my new tan, to my surprise it looked very natural & healthy. I was astounded by the beautiful, streak-free finish & guess what? No funky smell either. Yipeeee!!! Plus, it moisturises my skin PERFECTLY. It sinks into the skin quite quick, leaving your body feeling nourished all day!👍

ST Tropez has really got it down good with their Gradual Tan, I knew there was a reason why everyone loved this brand so much! :)❤

Have you tried this product or any other from this brand? If so, what did you think?

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Fashion

Holiday Haul ☼ ASOS & New Look!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

So I’ve finally got round to uploading my holiday haul, which I promised a few days ago now I know, but life has just got on-top of me recently.

Anyway, all these items are either from ASOS or New Look. All items will be linked (click the bold/italic headers) to where you can buy them, I hope you enjoy! ❤

wpid-20140626_134330.jpgBikini top:New Look – Blue Floral Gathered Bikini Top – £14.99

Bikini bottom: New Look – Blue Floral Tie Side Bikini Bottoms – £7.99

High-waisted shorts: New Look – Blue High Waisted Mottled Denim Shorts – £19.99

wpid-20140626_134544.jpgBikini top: ASOS – Acid Wash Twist Knot Bandeau Bikini Top – £16

Bikini bottom:ASOS – Acid Wash Brazilian Bikini Pant – £12

wpid-20140626_1347350.jpgVest top: New Look -Pink V Neck Longline Cami – £9.99

Fotor0626161558Neon Pink Aztec Print Vest: New Look – NOW £7.99

Fotor0626161728Pale Blue Open Shoulder Palm Tree Print Top: New Look – NOW £7.99

Fotor0626161818Dress: ASOS – Mini Bandeau Dress In Stripe – NOW £12

Fotor0626161855Skater skirt: ASOS – Skater Skirt In Ponte – NOW £9

That’s it for my haul, I hope you’ve enjoyed it & let me know what you think of the items 🙂

Which is your favourite item here?

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Nails of the day!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I know I’ve promised a fashion haul, but its a big one & I’ve not had time to write it yet! It’ll definitely be up in the next few days, so keep an eye out 🙂

I decided to paint my nails, this is how they turned out…

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Products used:

☆ Avon Nailwear Pro in Luxe Lavender – two coats on each nail!

☆ Bourjois Paris 1 Second Salon Finish in purple glitter (don’t know the actual name) – one coat on my ring finger as an accent nail!

What are you wearing on your nails right now?

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Video: Summer Trend: Orange Lip!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I’ve just uploaded a new YouTube video to my channel, its my well requested orange lip summer trend look! 🙂

I hope you all enjoy this video, let me know what you think of it! ALL feedback is welcomed & it really does help me to make my videos the best they can be!

Comment. Rate. Subscribe if you like what you see xoxo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

Fragrance

Summer Scents: Perfume Collection!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

It occurred to me that all my perfumes are quite summer-y, so I thought it was only right to do a perfume collection to show you what perfumes I’m loving! I have 4 perfumes I’m going to share with you & 1 sample I received last month which I want to share with you! Anyway, I’ll stop rambling; on with the post…wpid-20140604_174525.jpg

1. Gwen Stefani Harajuku ‘Wicked Style’ Baby – well this has been enlightening, I didn’t have the foggiest idea that Gwen Stefani created this range of perfumes. Anywhooo, this is a beautiful perfume all the same, not only does it look beautiful, but it smells it too! It lasts quite a while on the skin, however, I have probably only worn this a few hours at a time, I usually wear it for special occasions/events.

Her scent is as sweet and gentle as she is; a vanilla floral with little touches of fruitiness. Velvety white peach and red apple all wrapped up in the delicateness of freesia and orchid. Tender and feminine with a little touch of the unexpected.

I love this perfume, it’s such a delicate & feminine scent! I received this as a gift a year or so ago & from the minute I smelt it; I fell in love! You can definitely smell the vanilla, but to me that’s the best thing about it!! I LOVE VANILLA!! The other notes in the perfume work together to compliment the perfume as a whole. This perfume will probably remain in my collection for a very long time & I’d definitely repurchase it! 🙂

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2. Marc Jacobs Oh Lola! – OH WOW! That’s what comes to mind when I think of this perfume. It really does smell delicious, it is probably my favourite perfume in my collection for summer! To me it is summer in a bottle 🙂 The bottle, lets just appreciate its pure beauty, is super cute with the flower top, I mean what girl wouldn’t love this perfume?

Marc Jacobs Oh Lola begins with light and fruity Pear and effervescent Raspberry, over a dewy floral heart of Peony, Magnolia and Cyclamen and a rich seductive base of Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Vanilla.

This definitely describes this perfume to a T, it’s such a beautiful perfume (if you haven’t smelt it you need to!!). The raspberry notes are definitely detectable, it’s like you’ve been hit by a sweet but floral pillow! This perfume also lasts quite well on the skin, if I go shopping for the day I can still smell it when I get back home! I guess it depends how much you sweat & all that hm, well loveliness (haha!!).

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3. Taylor Swift Taylor – As you beauties may know, I loveeee Taylor Swift so naturally I bought her fragrances (well the first & third one, I’m yet to buy the second one, Wonderstruck Enchanted!). This is the third one in her collection, it is a very classy, grown-up fragrance compared to the other two. It is perfect for special occasions, I find it too over-powering for everyday use! Taylor by Taylor Swift stays on the skin well, I usually wear it on a night & it lasts pretty much the whole night!

Taylor by Taylor Swift is a sweet, fruity fragrance infused with soft floral and creamy cashmere musk. A youthful perfume with a woody base.
Top notes: Litchi, Tangerine, Magnolia Petals
Heart notes: Peony, Orchid, Hortensia
Base notes: Sandalwood, Apricot, Musk

The creamy cashmere musk definitely shines through with this perfume, this is why I prefer it for evening wear/special occasions! Despite this you can detect a sweet/fruity fragrance, I think without this the perfume would be waaaaay too over-powering for me! But this adds a subtlety to the perfume, which i love!wpid-20140604_174446.jpg

4. Taylor Swift Wonderstruck – *I already have a full review on this, click here to read it* – This is the first perfume Taylor released, it is my favourite out of the two I have. Mainly because it is more wearable for everyday use & come on, LOOK AT THE BOTTLE. It’s sooo pretty!! I swear I’m a magpie!!! I literally use this everyday, no matter what the occasion I wear it, I swear my friends/family must be sick of it by now!! haha. This perfume lasts pretty much all day on the skin, however, if I’m going out again in the evening I will re-apply it, but seriously guys; what perfume stays on 24 hours? none.

Wonderstruck is an awe-inspiring, magical feeling. The fragrance has notes of freesia, green tea, apple blossom, raspberry and dewberry. The result is sparkling; an enchanted fragrance.

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5. Ghost Eclipse – I received the sample of this perfume in last months glossybox. OH MY, I’ve fallen head over heels!! I’m definitely going to be purchasing the full bottle when I run out, it is such a gorgeous fragrance!!

A tangling explosion of fruit notes set the senses on alert. Sweet bergamot, lemon, mandarin, apple and peach draw you into memories of crisp, care free summer days.
In contrast, the romantic heart of freesia, Lotus Flower and sensual rose create a feeling of femininity with a soft playful character.
Delicate touches of amber, peach and musk bring sophistication and sensuality to this addictive and unforgettable fragrance.

This perfume is quickly becoming one of my faves & I’ve had it less than a month!! It’s such an elegant but feminine fragrance, it makes you feel & smell like a million dollars!! 🙂

I hope you’ve liked this different post. I thought it was about time I did another fragrance post! – If you’d like to see a review on any of these perfumes let me know 🙂

Be sure to check out my Taylor Swift Wonderstruck review (one of my first few posts!), click here to read it!

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6. Garnier Summerbody: Project 10 Pan!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

The sun is out & we all want that beautiful sun-kissed look, but living in the UK means it can’t always be achieved naturally! So the search is on for that perfect fake tanner! Well beauties, you’ll be happy to know. I think I may have found it…

What is this miracle product I hear you asking?

It’s the Garnier Body Summerbody Moisturising Lotion.

What Garnier claim:

A moisturising lotion for a sun-kissed look, with natural extract of Apricot. Effective 12 hour moisturisation which gradually builds a tan.

Do I agree with these claims? Yes, I do! This gradual tanner definitely gives great moisturisation to the skin, when I use this (usually on a night) I find my skin is left feeling super soft & hydrated all day long! Unlike other gradual tanners this doesn’t smell too bad, the scent does actually resemble apricot. However, this kind of goes once the product is applied onto the skin & starts to develop! The longer the product is left on the skin the more it develops that fake tan/apricot-y smell, to me this isn’t a bad smell. I don’t think we can ever get away from that fake tan smell so at least this isn’t too strong (it smells better than other tanners I’ve used!!)

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How does it work?

This is a gradual tanner so it is obviously meant to be built up. If your skin is naturally fair, go for the light shade & if your skin is naturally darker then go for the deep! Each shades are developed specifically with fair/dark skin tones in mind, the lotion contains a hint of tanner which gradually builds up a natural, even looking tan!

Do I need to prep my skin?

No, prepping your skin is not essential. This is not a ‘fake tan’ so you don’t need to exfoliate & moisturise to get an even looking tan! The fact that this is a moisturiser with a hint of tanner means it won’t cling to dry patches as the moisturiser in the product will hydrate the areas that need it while leaving you with a sun-kissed glow. I usually make sure to apply this to clean skin (just after a shower/bath) on a night, why on a night? This takes a good few hours to develop so it seems like the most sensible idea. When you wake up you’ll look like a goddess!!

Have you tried this product?What did you think of it?– let me know your thoughts in the comments below 😀

Thank you all for reading number 6 of my project 10 pan reviews. I hope you’re enjoying these reviews & if you’d like to know more about this product then please comment below or contact me through any of my social media websites (links below). xo

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