Friday, 15 April 2016

How To: Get Luminous skin for summer

So as Summer is approaching soon its the time I start to prefer having more of a luminous glow skin so I thought I would write a blog post about some of the products I like to use some of them are new products and some of them I've always used.

L'oreal Lumi Magique
I had heard so many mixed reviews on this foundation most of them good but a few of them bad so I had mix feelings about purchasing this foundation but I thought I may as well try this out and give it a go and guess what I LOVE it. In summer I hate having a thick matte foundation on but i do like a medium coverage so this is just perfect for me, it makes my skin so nice a glowy perfect for those summer months.

Simple Illuminating Radiance Cream
LOVE LOVE LOVE this moisturiser for summer I normally wear this everyday for work because my skin just so moisturised and illuminated. For days when I wear make up I like to use this moisturiser as a base for my illuminated skin it just makes my skin glow especially when light reflects of your skin.

Mac Strobe Cream
Everyone I know knows how much I love this product especially when I use this with this with the simple illuminating radiance cream its just a dream honestly I feel like my skin is as glowy as the sun I just love it its such a great base for your foundation.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer 
I don't use any other concealer for my under eye area this just brightens them and doesnt leave many creases like a thicker concealer like the collection one or the urban decay in which you might need to put more powder to stop the creases, this is just so brightening and really makes me look more awake.

Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette 
This palette comes with 4 gorgeous highlighting shades 3 which are cream based and one which is powder based i will only use the powder based one when I'm tanned otherwise I'd probably use it more like a bronzer. but this palette is beautiful the shades are so shimmery and really make your cheeks pop I'm loving the fact the drug store brands are bringing out highlighting and contour products big thumbs up from me.

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Monday, 11 April 2016

Make-Up Collection and Storage | Beauty

 In this post im going to be showing you my Make-Up Storage and A few pieces from my collection. I have been building this collection up for a while I love make up and I'm not trying to boast just wanting to show how i store my collection and some of the pieces that i use.


 My Desk is from Ikea with the Alexa 5 draws this is where i store my makeup. I also have a a desk topper from the Alexa Range, on the left side i display my perfumes my two favourites at the moment are Viva La Juicy La Fleur and Lovestruck. On the right side i display my make-up brushes (which i apologise need a clean) the brushes are displayed in an Ikea plant pot and two candle holders i also have my mac brush cleaner for when i want to give some brushes a quick clean.

Draw One

  So I call this my face draw as I Store my foundations, concealers, primers, face powders and Highlighters. I like variety in my foundations so there is a range of medium to heavy coverage and matt and illuminating foundations. Normally I only use two concealers I tend to not branch out as I just love the Rimmel wake me up and the collection lasting perfection concealer.

Here's some of my favourite products from this draw 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
I love this foundation for a night out or going out for a meal as it just gets rid of all my imperfections and has a brilliant coverage. It is a thick foundation this is why I normally just use it for night outs and date nights I find it too thick for in the day but over all it is a lovely foundation.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer 
This is perfect for brightening the under eye area, it is illuminating and has a medium coverage so doesn't crease that much as a thicker one i use this with a yellow brightening powder to continue to brighten my under eye.

Mac Strobe Cream
I LOVE this product its in-between a primer and a moisturiser I use it along side benefit porefessional. The strobe cream illuminates your skin for a gorgeous glow perfect for the summer months. it also looks beautiful without foundation for those days when you want to be make-up free but want an extra glow.

Mac Soft and Gentle
I don't know what else to say about this but AMAZING the glow and glitter when the sunlight hits my cheeks. I love it again perfect for those summer months when wanting extra glow.

Draw Two

This draw goes by the name of Eye draw I store small eye-shadow palettes eye brow products, mascaras, eye-liners and eye shadow primers. from a variety of Kohl and liquid eye liners, brow sets, brow palettes and mascaras.

Here's some of my favourites from this draw

Soap and Glory Super Cat Liquid Eye Liner
It took me a while to get used to eye-liner I've tried a bunch but this one has become my favourite it is so easy to use and amazingly black for a drug store liquid eye liner. Honestly I wouldn't use any other for a quick easy wing and its a brilliant price too. 

L'oreal False Lash Sculpt
I was very sceptical to try this mascara because of the unusual wand but honestly its unusual wand makes it such a great mascara it helps get right to rim of the eyelashes to create lovely thick lashes.

Draw Three

The lip draw to be truly honest I tend to keep to nudes hence why I don't have loads of lipsticks because I'm just not that into lipstick. I am trying to venture more towards lipsticks though so watch this space. I also keep my eye lashes in this draw.

Mac Honey Love
What can I say I love nude colours Honey love is my favourite nude, its just perfect for my skin tone and I just love how it complements my make-up.

L'oreal JLo's Nude 
I had to put a drug store nude in their Jlo's nude is my favourite from the drug store this lipstick is highly pigmented and very creamy and nourishing to the lips.

Draw Four

A draw full of variety, from bronzer's and contour kits to blushes and blush palettes. I also have my larger eye-shadow palettes in this draw.

 Mac Baked Blush Modest
A beautiful subtle pink blush perfect for the pop of colour to your cheeks

L'oreal Infallible Sculpt Contour Kit
This is cream to powder consistency, I really love this product as I'm quite new to cream contour i think this is brilliant for just getting started and I'm loving the fact drug store are bringing out really good contouring products.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette
A brilliant palette which a great variety of colours really loving this as you know I love my browns and nudes and this palette is full of them

Mac Warms Palette
A palette full of warm tone colours what more could I ask for, warm toned eye-shadows suit my eye colour and i love this palette it has great variety of shades and colours that match well together.

The Balm Nude Tude 
A new one to my collection but a new favourite I actually picked this up from T K Max for a cheaper price so quick go have a look to see if there's any left. But again full of nudes matte and shimmering a brilliant palette.

(The containers that holds all my make-up are kitchen utensil organisers from Ikea)

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