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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Natural Make-Up

And yes, I know that this is quite an ironic statement, but you know what I mean! When I want to wear makeup so I don't look like a zombie, but I don't want massive full coverage, this is what I wear...

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My skin is quite patchy at the moment, so I'm wearing Benefit's Some Kind-a Gorgeous in Lite on days where I want a lighter coverage than normal. I'm loving Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer at the moment, I suffer from dark circles under my eyes ALL THE TIME and this concealer is one of the only ones I've tried that hides them without being too cakey at the same time. The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette has some gorgeous colours in it, and as I've been obsessing over my Naked 3 recently, I thought it was time to bring out the Smoky palette for a bit instead! I decided to keep my brows quite bare, so I used Urban Decay's Brow Tamer in Brown to tame them down a bit so they're not as unruly! I'm still using Benefit's Roller Lash every day, it holds the curl all day and fans out my lashes so well, I'm a big fan! Of course, I'm still wearing MAC's Velvet Teddy as my go-to nude, it's such a gorgeous colour, I popped up a proper review of it a few days back, you can have a look here!

So here is a more everyday look, what's yours?
Kx

Thursday, 4 February 2016

January Favourites

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Hey guys! So this month I have been loving SO many products, but I managed to whittle it down to these six! I was hoping to put this up on February 1st, but I spent too long deliberating!

So first on the list this month is Lush's Rose Jam Shower Gel. This is a Christmas special, and I can't get enough of it. I buy it as soon as it comes out at Christmas and normally try to use it sparingly so it lasts longer. I didn't manage to get two bottles this time, so I'll be running out quicker than normal! It smells like the most beautiful roses, and it relaxes me wonderfully. I can't get enough. Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette is another pink favourite this month too. I got it for Christmas and I have worn it every single day I've worn makeup apart from THREE times. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Pink colours are my absolutely favourite, and this palette combines them all wonderfully. I'm still experimenting with what looks best, I can't get enough. Seventeen's Brow's That! Brow Kit is another set that's been on my face almost constantly this month. I posted a review on it a little while ago, and I'm still using it on a daily basis. Unsurprisingly, MAC's Velvet Teddy made the list this month. How did I not realise the beauty of it sooner?! The Urban Decay Primer Potion is a product I've been wearing for months now, and sometimes I forget how amazing it is. If, like me, you suffer from oily eyelids or your eyeshadow wanders off in the day, I urge you to buy this. I've used SO many eye primers over the past few years, but this is absolutely incredible. Rimmel's Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation is my last favourite of the month, and a new discovery! I've only had chance to use it a few times to far, but I'm already loving it.

As of this month, I'm starting a new segment of my Monthly Favourites that I will simply refer to as 'Non-Beauty Fav's'. Here's the first lot!

Favourite Blog: As this is my first month doing this, I couldn't NOT mention the blog of one of my best friends, her blog is beautiful and she is hilarious - lolarocknroses.blogspot.co.uk.

Favourite Film: I always try and make sure I watch all the films nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and this month it's a tie between Spotlight and Room. Both films are poignant and heartbreaking, if you haven't seen them yet, you must.

Favourite TV Show: As I've been very immobile recently (as I explained here) I've been sat on the sofa LOTS. So what else to do but watch Friends re-runs? I forgot how much I love that show, it's an absolute classic.

Favourite Book: A friend lent me Hyperbole and a Half to read it, and I devoured it in two sittings. I loved it, it's hilarious and it's portrayal of depression was absolutely dead on.

Favourite Song: Coldplay - Hymn for the Weekend. The whole new album is great, but this song I am loving right now. What I'm NOT loving however, is the video. I thought Coldplay/Beyonce knew better than to create a video full of cultural appropriation, but alas they do not.


That's all my favourites for this month! If you've done a monthly favourite post, please pop the link in the comments!
Kx

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Mac's Velvet Teddy

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Velvet Teddy review

I know that everyone and their mother has jumped on the brown lipstick train, and  I am very late. BUT I'M HERE. Yes, Kylie Jenner started a lipstick revolution, and I love it. I heard about Velvet Teddy for months and months, will people calling it the 'perfect brown' lipstick, but I just couldn't do it. What if I looked like a 90's throwback? Could I be the only person to not suit Velvet Teddy? I wasn't about to spend £15 on a lipstick I wasn't sure if I'd like, so I stayed away. However a friend let me try hers a few months back, and straight away I knew I needed it. I fell in love.

For me, Velvet Teddy is almost a perfect 'my lips but better' shade. I didn't realise my lips were so dark, but when I wear Velvet Teddy it's really similar to my natural colour. It's a matte lipstick, so it is drying, but I constantly wear lip balm in this weather anyway so it isn't too drying for me. Because it's matte, the staying power is incredible! I wore for this for 5 hours without having to reapply - I was very impressed.

If you're thinking about buying Velvet Teddy, go for it. It's a gorgeous lipstick that seems to suit everyone. It's become my favourite nude and I can't imagine that changing any time soon!

Kx

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