My Everyday Makeup

Hello everybody, sorry I haven’t posted in so long, I have been so absolutely busy. So today I thought I would show you my everyday makeup/my favourite makeup products to use. 

 

Firstly I don’t usually put primer on (maybe because I’m lazy :/) so I normally just start off with Rimmels “Wake Me Up” Foundation. I absolutely adore this foundation. It brightens the face and minuses the signs of fatigue , it also has small specks of gold glitter in it which makes the skin look awake and bright. This foundation has a dewy effect, so if you have excessively oily skin this might not be the foundation for you, but if you have normal to dry skin this is great for you. This foundation is build-able and gives a medium coverage, it covers redness perfectly and gives good coverage over blemishes.  You definitely do need translucent powder to set this foundation the reduce shine.

 

Overall this is one of my favourite foundations ever, I would highly recommend and luckily it is drugstore so in budget.

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This mascara “Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express” had me wondering when I first stared using it. I had heard so many people rave about, so when I used it I was left disappointed and a bit annoyed by the volume it gave. However after a few uses I fell in love with it and it is an amazing mascara. I have it in Glam Black- waterproof and when it says it is waterproof it doesn’t lie, this stuff will stay on through anything (except waterproof makeup remover). Another mascara I love (especially for bottom lashes and to add volume) is the “Clinique Lash Power Mascara” in the long wearing formula and in the colour Onyx Black. This mascara brush has a small brush so I adds a lot of volume to the top lashes and also adds a suitable extension to the bottom lashes.

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I love eyeliner I have a massive collection of them, but my favourite is the “Clinique Cream Shaper for eyes” in black diamond. There is not much to say about the eyeliner other then it has a creamy texture which makes it easy to apply and also that it stays almost all day- I sometimes have to reapply. 

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I have two concealers that I use for my day to day makeup and they are “YBF Neutralizing Crème” and “Maybelline Fit Me Concealer” in Light. The Neutralizing Crème is great for redness and blemishes- it cover them right up and doesn’t crease or dry out during the day.  The Fit Me Concealer gives a good coverage but if my skin is dry it is terrible to use. This concealer dries on the skin and if you have flaky skin- will make you skin look extremely flaky. This concealer is quite a yellow toned concealer so I recommend you try it before buying.

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There are three blushes/bronzers I alternate between for my day makeup. Firstly I have “Sportsgirls Glow & Behold- Illuminating Bronzer”. I love this bronzer, it gives a shine and glow to the face which makes you look healthy and awake. The colour pay off is really good, it is very pigmented which means you only need a little bit. Secondly I have “Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Blush” in Natural. Now I don’t know if this enhances my mood but it definitely adds a healthy glow to the face and makes me look radiant and happy. Lastly I am going to talk about a liquid blush/illuminator and that is “ Rimmels Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch”. I use this on my cheeks bones (especially at night) and it adds a perfect amount of shimmer to my face and also makes me look more awake and radiant.

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Finally today I am going to talk about two setting powders. Now one of these are a mineral foundation but on days I want extra coverage I’ll use this. These powers are “ Face Of Australia Translucent Loose Power” and “Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15”. I love these powders they last all day and keep my liquid foundation in place and set. These also keep my face from becoming excessively shiny during extremely hot days.

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Overall I have quite simple daily makeup as I hate the feeling of piles of makeup on. Sorry if this is brief- I have been so busy its crazy.

 

Hope you all have an AMAZING week. Talk Soon

 

x Jess

 

 

All of these photos are taken myself. All opinions are my own. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST.

My 10 Winter Essentials

Today I am going to talk about my 10 Essentials For Winter

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‘Paper Scissors Union Jack Jumper & Valleygirl Cable Knit Jumper in Cream’

Oversized jumpers and hoodies are an absolute must for me in winter; they are what I live in. If i’m going out I will wear a jumper over some leggings or jeans, and I will basically always wear a hoodie to bed. If it is a warm day but with cool breezes i’ll wear a jumper tucked into high waisted shorts or a skirt.

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‘Nation Meditate Body Butter & OM SHE Salt Scrub Mermaid’

This scrub by OM SHE and this moisturizer by Natio are my absolute favorites right now. This scrub has a strong refreshing smell that fills the shower and leaves you feeling fresh and clean. It is not an overly abrasive scrub but gets the job done. I use this scrub once a week to keep my skin smooth.I can not say enough good things about this moisturiser; it is absolutely AMAZING!!! It has the most calming smell and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy and yucky. It sinks into the skin perfectly and leaves you with a light fragrance of rose. I use this moisturiser every morning and night so my skin stays hydrated.

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‘OM SHE Anti-Aging Rosehip Oil’

Rosehip Oil is an absolute skin miracle. When I first got this I was scared to use it due to already be suffering with blemishes and not wanting to add more oil to my skin. But recently I have pulled it out of my bathroom drawer and am so happy I did. This oil has done wonders for my skin, it has calmed the redness of my blemishes amazingly and also prevented them coming back- I haven’t had my skin this clear and calm for ages. I use this every night before going to bed on my whole face.

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‘(Top Left) Sportsgirl (Top Right) Rubi (Bottom Left) I do not know, was a gift (Bottom Right) Target’

Beanies are defiantly an essential for winter, they are a great accessory, hide bad hair days and keep your head warm. I don’t have a massive collection of beanies but will be accumulating more this winter 🙂 ! I pretty much always wear my beanies with my hair down, however recently, I have done a side braid or low bun whilst wearing beanies to give it a simpler, nicer look.

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‘Lush Sweet Lips Lip Scrub, Nivea Repair and Protect Lip Balm, Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula With Vitamin E, Maybelline Baby Lips in Mango Pie’

I use Lip Balm And Lip Scrub all through the year but in Winter it becomes extra important. These three lip balms shown are my absolute go to. These three are always with me at school or in my handbag, they are amazing. They cure my cracked lips in the quickest time ever and leave them nourished for hours!! Lush is very well known for their Bubblegum Lip Scrub (which I have not yet tried), but I adore their ‘Sweet Lips Lip Scrub.’ If my lips get a bit cracked I will buff some of this on and lick it off (because it is eatable- it is delicious) then apply one of the lip balms above, and my lips are left perfectly smooth.

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‘AU Naturals Lavender Candle, MOR Black Currant Iris Candle, Yellow Candle Holders from Sportsgirl and Owl form Typo’

I am a big fan of candles, they make the room feel all warm and snug. I honestly don’t often light candles but when I do I love it. Above are some of my favorite candles due to their smell and ambiance they give. I am very picky with candle smells; I can’t have anything too strong or it gives my a headache and I can’t have anything to weak that all I can smell is air (which is nothing). Somedays I will be in the mood for creamy scented candles but other times I will love a fruity, tropical scent; so I have all of the different scents.

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‘ Sportsgirl Pout About It- Beauty Queen, Maybelline Coloursensational Lipstick- Hot Plum, Mac Pro Longwear Lipglass- Full Speed Ahead, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Darling, Sportsgirl Nail It- Rollergirl, Colour by TBN- Garnet, Revlon Nail Enamel-(no colour named), Sinful Colour- Under 18, Sportsgirl Nail It- Moonshine, OPI- If You Moust You Moust, Sportsgirl Nail It- (no colour named)’

In the colder months darker makeup becomes custom, but my favorites to change are lipstick and nail polish colors. As you can see above I love deep, rich colors in the cold months. When I am not at school I will have my nails painted a rich red or purple and my lips will be a plum color or deep pink. I love shopping for darker colors because they always look more sophisticated and are easy to find.

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There is nothing like snuggling up on the couch with a nice hot cup of tea or chocolate, so this is obviously a MUST!! Every night before I go to bed I will have a strong cup of English Breakfast tea with milk no sugar and on cold winter mornings I will make a nice hot extra chocolatey Hot Chocolate. In the winter months, hot beverages are my main drink, I love them. YUMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYY!

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‘ Military Boots- Sweet and Vicious, Studded Boots- Target, Heeled Boats- Sportsgirl’

During winter the only shoes I wear are boots. If I am going out for dinner I will wear heeled ones and if I am going out for the day I will wear flat ones. These days there are so many varieties that you are sure to find a pair that suits you. Ankle boots can be an all year boot; you can wear them with shorts, long or short skirts and skater dresses also leggings and jeans. Military boots can add a cute edge to an outfit, I pair mine with leggings and and an oversized jumper or even with a cute skater skirt. Boots with a heel add more of a formal look to tan outfit, I love wearing these with jeans tucked in and a nice top or even with stockings tucked in under a dress.

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‘Carols Daughter: Tui Hair Smoothie.’

During the Winter Months my hair get very dry and limp, which is why I adore hair masks. My favorite is ‘Carols Daughter: Tui Hair Smoothie.” This stuff smells so amazing; it smells like bubblegum. After I wash my hair, I comb this through this through my hair (focussing on the bottom half) and leave it for 15 min, then I wash it out with cool water. This leaves my hair detangled, smooth and soft. I only need to use this once at week.

Hope you all enjoyed reading this x

All photos on this post were taken by myself. All opinions are my own- THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED BLOG POST

Dreams And Happiness

This week I was thinking about dreams and happiness; its amazing how much it can change a persons personality. 

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I have always believed it is important to follow your dreams because that makes you happy. I love this quote famously spoken by Ray Bradbury “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”

 

If we don’t do what we love why do anything at all?

 

One of my closest friends has recently done something that has made her so extremely happy and she is a new person, she feels fulfilled! And it just shows that Ray Bradbury spoke the truth. 

 

Sometimes in this stressful world we tend to lose ourselves and forget whats really important and what we love. People will forever do something that doesn’t make their life fulfilled just because they are too scared; but life is about taking chances and making the jump. Don’t be afraid to go to that job interview or meet that new person because you are to scared of getting rejected, one of lives biggest lessons is to accept rejection. If you get a NO then start again and go somewhere else; if you are passionate about something YOU will NEVER GIVE UP. 

 

 

If you are feeling a bit low, these songs ought of cheer you up:

 

Open Happiness (Butch Walker Original Coke Mix)- Various Artists

Happiness-Alexis Jordan

Don’t Worry Be Happy- Bobby McFerrin or Guy Sebastians’ version

 

And for Dreams:

 

I Believe I Can Fly- R Kelly

The Climb-Miley Cyrus

No Boundaries- Kris Allen

One Step At A Time- Alicia Keys

Only You- Katie Sky

 

 

 

The photography in this post was taken by myself