Makeup of the day

Monday MOTD: Stoplight Eye ❤

Hi beauties. 🌞

So I’ve been super super busy this week,  where has it gone? Time just seems to fly these days!!! I hope you are all well & haven’t missed me too much 😉

Due to my lack of posts I’m going to make sure I get back into the routine & create a blogging schedule. Don’t worry I’m still here. 🙂

Anyway, since it’s Monday I’ll be doing a Monday Makeup of the day (this is going to be a weekly thing!) ❤

So the other night I had a couple of hours free, so I decided to create a makeup look of the ‘Spotlight Eye’ trend. I really liked how it turned out;  so here it is…

Eyes
I started off by cleansing my skin, Iused a new product, Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Face Mask (review coming on Friday!). I then moisturised my face. To let that sink into the skin I decided to do my eyes before skin. 🙂

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To even the skin tone on my eyes I used a bit of concealer. To set that in place I used the lightest shade in my Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette (all shadows used are from this palette!). To create a transition through my crease I used a medium toned brown as my transition shade!!

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To add more definition I just kept building the intensity of the medium toned brown all throughout the crease, even the inner part of the eye. Just make sure you leave the centre of the lid nice and bright! Hence the name, spotlight eye. 🙂

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I decided I wanted to deepen the look further, so using the darkest matte shade in the palette I blended this through the crease from inner corner to outer corner.
Remember. Blend blend blend!!!!
To brighten the centre I reapplied the lightest shade and a small amount of the lightest shimmery shade. Keep this in the very centre for that strong focus on the eye!

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Face
– L’Oréal True Match Foundation in W1
– Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1
– Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in translucent
– Benefit Hoola Bronzer
– Catrice Blush
– Mua Highlighter in English Rose

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Brows/Lips
– Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Dark
– MAC Creme Cup – nude lip option
– Maybelline Colour Sensational Shocking Coral – bright lip option

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I really loved how this looked in the end. 🙂

What do you think of the spotlight eye trend? ❤

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Smokey Liner Sort’a Day!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

The other day I experimented with a different liner look. Here’s what I came up with…

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It may seem very simple, which to be honest it is, but this smokey black shadow liner is very effective & something I don’t do a lot. It’s an easy/quick alternative to an intense winged liner 🙂

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To achieve this look I just smudged black liner into my upper lash line, to do this I used an angled liner brush then blended it upwards to smoke it out. It creates subtle definition to the lashes, which for an everyday look, is gorgeous!!

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The red lipstick I used was Topshop Lips in Screen Siren. I adore this colour & have found myself reaching for this & beguiled (dark burgundy shade) a lot these past few months 🙂

Let me know if you’d like to see a makeup tutorial on this look & I’ll be quite happy to film it for you ♡

Lots of Love Natasha

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MOTN: Hot Plum!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

So I wore this makeup last week out to dinner with my boyfriend, he took me out before I went on holiday 🙂 I really liked how it turned out so I thought I’d make a post for you…

Here is what the makeup looked like:

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Products Used:

Face:

♥ L’Oreal True Match Foundation

♥ Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

♥ MUA Mosaic Blush in English Rose

♥ Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Eyes:

♥ MUA Heaven & Earth Pallette – used the lightest colour all over the lid & in the inner corners of my eyes. I used a mid tone on the outer half & then put a dark colour on the outer edges of the eye to darken the look!

♥ Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Black – tight-line & waterline.

♥ Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Purple – Smudged along lower lashline (hasn’t picked up well on camera though!)

♥ Maybelline One By One Mascara in Black.

Eyebrows:

♥ Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in Medium Brown – already in looooove with this product 😀

Lips:

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Hot Plum – this is such a beautiful colour & the formula of these lippys are gorgeous!!

wpid-20140801_173307.jpgAS you can see in this picture the MUA Blush just gives you a rose-y glow, it honestly does look lovely on the cheek & for the price I’m not going to complain 🙂

Have you tried any MUA products? Do you like them? Any recommendations?

Thanks for reading beauties, have a fabulous day xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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Beauty Blogger Of The Month Award!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

OH MY WORD. Am I dreaming? I’ve only gone & been nominated for the beauty blogger of the month award! This award was created by the beautiful Cecilia of ‘ceciliascorner’, Cecilia also nominated me for this amazing award & for that I cannot thank her enough. So a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Cecilia for nominating me, it really does mean a lot. Oh, and beauties if you’re not following her go FOLLOW her now her blog is fab!! 🙂

1. Where does your makeup inspiration come from?

Since I can remember I’ve always had a passion for makeup. For years I’ve been obsessed with watching beauty gurus on YouTube. Also, in my early teenage years I had quite bad spots & problematic skin, so makeup was a sort of comfort blanket for me!

2. What are 3 of your makeup Holy Grail products you cannot live without?

  • Some sort of base, if my skin is being good I may only wear concealer & powder, but if I’m having a bad skin day I’ll wear foundation.
  • Mascara, ALWAYS! Cannot live without it, I look so naked & squinty eyed without it (haha!)
  • Bold lippy, it just brightens your look & makes you look more polished & done.

3. What is your makeup signature look which you have on most of the time?

Big lashes (lashings of mascara, no falsies here!!), bold lipstick & contoured face.

4. Let us know your favorite makeup brands?

Maybelline, Revlon, Benefit, Rimmel & Sleek.

5. Your ultimate makeup pet peeve?

When people don’t blend eyeshadow properly or you can see the tightline of the eye lashes when wearing black liquid/gel liner.

6. You’ve heard about all the hype on this makeup item, bought it, tried it and don’t understand what all the fuss is about…Name that product!

Rimmel London’s Kate Lipstick collection, I really don’t get the hype. I hate the lipstick I bought from that collection, it has put me off Rimmel lipsticks altogether!

7. Concealer OR foundation ONLY for the rest of your life. Choose one and tell us the reason!

Concealer. If I could only have Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer for the rest of my life I’d be happy. I can usually get away with just applying this under my eyes & on any blemishes, powdering & I’m good to go! – it’s a miracle product.

My nominations

1. BeautifulBreakable

2. HenryFaceBeauty

3. NinaRossBeauty

4. Plus+Beauty

5. PsMeganElizabeth

6. RandomnessILike

7. IAmSereneL

So that’s the end of this Award post. Once again, THANK YOU to Cecilia for nominating me, to know I’ve got such amazing readers that love my posts means so much to me you wouldn’t even believe! ❤

Don’t forget to check out Cecilia’s original post – http://ceciliascorner.net/2014/07/04/the-beauty-blogger-of-the-month-award-benefit-push-up-eyeliner-giveaway/

Good luck to everyone nominated xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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The Fashionista Award!!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

WOW!! So the beautiful Chelsea from Plus Size Sparkle nominated me for The Fashionista Award! I cannot tell you how surprised, but very happy, I am to receive this reward & recognition. So a HUUUUUGE thank you is in order, thank you Chelsea 😀 This is such a fab award, not only to be getting the recognition, but it means you beauties get to know a bit more about me 🙂

Competition rules will be below & links to blogs I nominate will also be below 🙂

Lets begin…

1. What motivated you to start blogging?

I have watched YouTube videos for a good few years now & have always had a passion for makeup, so a few months ago I thought ‘what the heck’ & started my own blog (& now my own YouTube Channel, click here for my videos!)

2. What are your goals for your blog?

To be honest, when I started this blog I thought if a few people enjoyed my posts I’d be happy. Now I have nearly 250 followers I’m over the moon 🙂

3. What is your all time favorite beauty product?

Mascara – it does so much for the eyes, I feel & look naked without it!!

4. What is your favorite makeup brand?

High-end would probably be Benefit & highstreet/drugstore would probably be Revlon!

5. Top 5 products on your wish list?

Benefit They’re Real Liner, Goss Makeup Artist Brushes, MAC happy-go-lucky lipstick, MAC Blush & Benefit Gimme Brow.

6. What is a beauty tip that you swear by?

Wear what suits you & what you feel comfortable in! Don’t ‘go with the flow’ if it isn’t right for you!

7. What are some ways you stay or gain confidence?

Try to love yourself, I know it’s hard, everyone struggles with confidence but you just need to believe in yourself! Trust me, that goes a hell of a long way 🙂

8. What is your favorite piece of clothing that you own?

Probably high-waisted denim shorts, they’re so versatile!

9. If you had the opportunity to do anything in your past again what would it be?

Nothing. To me, everything happens for a reason. Yes, my life has been shitty at times. But I’ve got a loving boyfriend, sister & friends around me & I wouldn’t change them for the world! ❤

10. Describe your pet and if you don’t have one what would you like to get?

I have a Pekingese, a small,  VERY fluffy dog with a flat nose. I also have a Cocker Spaniel, she’s blue roan & tan (black, white & tan basically), with curly hair & big ears!!

My Nominees (all hyperlinked – click to check them out!)

Questions for nominees

  1. What motivated you to start blogging?
  2. What are your goals for your blog?
  3. What is your all time favorite beauty product?
  4. What is your favorite makeup brand?7
  5. Top 5 products on your wish list?
  6. What is a beauty tip that you swear by?
  7. What are some ways you stay or gain confidence?
  8. What is your favorite piece of clothing that you own?
  9. If you had the opportunity to do anything in your past again what would it be?
  10. Describe your pet and if you don’t have one what would you like to get?

Check out the original blog post – http://thatchicfashionblog.wordpress.com/the-fashionista-award/ 🙂

I hope you’ve all liked this post! I can’t wait to read my nominees posts 🙂 THANKS again to the lovely Chelsea for nominating me, it means sooo much! ❤

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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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?

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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The Sunshine Award!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

WOW! My 100th post & its coincidently an award post, YAY! 😀

I’ve been very happy recently & to top it off the beautiful Clare of Clare’s Beauty Blog has nominated me for The Sunshine Award! Go check out her blog if you haven’t already, she’s A-MA-ZING!! – so thank youClare it mean’s a lot to know you guys are loving my blog ❤

The Rules

Display the award logo to your blog (see above)
Show appreciation by acknowledging the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post (see above)
Share 7 random, interesting things about yourself
Nominate up to 15 bloggers you admire and happily pass on this award, making sure to link their blog into your post
Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

7 facts about me:

  1. I have to watch food channels to go to sleep. Yes I’m aware this sounds weird, but I always watch food network as I’m going to sleep for some strange reason!
  2. I LOVE watching Formula 1, I don’t know what it is about it but I just love it!!
  3. My guilty pleasure is Russell Howard (a comedian)! He’s soooo funny, watching his TV show really brightens my day, no matter how dull!
  4. My twin sister (beautifulbreakable here on WordPress) is 10 minutes older than me. She was born at 12.15pm & I was born at 12.25pm 🙂
  5. Some of you may already know, but I’ve recently started a beauty channel on YouTube! If you haven’t seen my videos please check them out by clicking here.
  6. I drive a VW Polo.
  7. I’m going on holiday to Greece in August with my twin sister & best friend. CAN’T WAIT!!

Nominees:

beautifulbreakable

ninarossbeauty

whichbeautyboxuk

imserenel

othingsbeauty

lipstickedxo

Chelsey

beckyshea

blushingaboutbeauty

armedwithalipstick

jessdoesmakeup

allrosiebeauty

psmeganelizabeth

milliemakeup

Kayla

I can’t wait to read your posts! & thanks again to Clare for nominating me 🙂 xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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