Summer make up routine

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Oh goodness, the time has come where I had to avoid hiding my face from the camera and show what I am actually doing with the thousands of beauty products that I hoard. I would like to state that I do not normally look as spaced out as I do in these photos, although I may act it sometimes and also I apologise for the lighting, I go back to work tomorrow so tonight was the only time I had to write this post and take photos! But here is a little insight into what I wear to work, or just out and about on a daily basis.

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1) Bourjois Happy light Luminous Primer

I work a good 11 hour shift, 5 days a week so I need something to hold my make up on throughout the day and give me a little glow. This stuff is Incredible!

2) Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in shade 52 (Yay I’ve gone a shade darker!)

Pretty standard this foundation. Gives me enough coverage not to look a wreck but lets my skin and freckles come through.

3) Estée Lauder Double wear Concealer

Normally I wear just my Lierac Dopticerne teinte, but I couldn’t find it while preparing for taking the pictures so I used my Estée Lauder concealer instead.

4) Nars Luster Blusher

I use this as a blusher, bronzer and highlighter and it works perfectly. The shimmer doesn’t show up too much so I can use it wear I fancy so cheeks, temples, chin etc..

5) MAC wedge

I just use this in the crease of my eye and underneath my bottom lashes to give definition.

6) MAC Teddy liner

I line my top and bottom lashes, to the half way point and smudge just to give a bit of smokiness.

7) Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara Volume

I LOVE this mascara. This is a tester size that I use but I plan to get the full size when it runs out.

8) MAC CB96 Frost

Don’t even ask about the name because I don’t understand why its called ‘CB96’ but this is my favourite lipstick ever. Its a shimmery orange and a tiny amount suits my colouring perfectly, I think!

 

Has it been 2 weeks already?

Some of you have probably thought my little phase of blogging had come to an end and I had got bored of up keeping a blog site. I can assure you this is not the case! It’s been a little hectic with moving house, writing a ridiculous assignment whilst trying to tame a clingy 18 month old baby, and then being on holiday in a place so remote that I don’t think they even knew what WIFi was. However now, I am hoping that I can really get back into blogging again. I have some exciting things to review from Kiehls, Lancôme and…CIATÉ! My all time favourite nail polish brand as some of you may know. But I thought it would be worth just clearing the air and filling people in on why the blogging has stopped. I have even provided photo evidence to prove it!

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Day 7 of Ciaté Mini Mani Month

Please ignore my ridiculous centre parting!
Please ignore my ridiculous centre parting!

From Manchester to Osnabrück! This weekend a couple of my friends from Manchester have paid me a visit and obviously means a night out on the town is in order. I was praying that I would get a glitzy nail polish so I wouldn’t have to paint my nails twice in one day. My prayers were answered and I was given ‘Fit For A Queen’. Its a silver metallic polish which made me feel a bit like wolverine at first but once I was used to them I came round to having metal-like nails. I will be honest with you and say that I did put a Lancôme christmas nail varnish over the top of it in a department store so I have mattified my nails just to make them a little more interesting. I can assure you the original nails were exactly the same just with a bit of shine to them!

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A/W 13 Colours: Part 2

ImageAs said in my previous A/W 13 Colours post, I have been buying lipstick as well as nail varnish to make my appearance a bit more festive. It was a sad day putting aside my bright colours and bright lipsticks, but when one door closes another one opens, so here’s to seasonal lipsticks!

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Now I would have loved to have actually shown you what these actually look like on my lips, but due to being under the weather, I didn’t think it was fair to subject anyone to my unkept appearance right now. So a piece of paper and my scruffy handwriting will just have to do. I won’t go into detail, but you can probably see that they are all very bold colours. The two YSL colours and the Mac New York Apple, I simply just dab on my lips and blend. As for the other two, I go all out and slap it on like wall paint. The swatch of New York Apple really hasn’t done it any justice as this is one of my favourite lipsticks at the moment. It’s a frost lipstick, which everybody seems to hate for some reason, but they are actually my favourite kind of MAC lipsticks. It has a lovely purple tone but it also has gold shimmery tones in it as well, making it perfect for this time of year. As you can see I have also got Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant in my range, and that is purely because it is essential for me to wear it underneath all of these lipsticks otherwise my lips will just fall off. So remember people.. Stay moisturised!