FEATURE FRIDAY Q and A

I want to welcome my first Q and A guest blogger BECCAPBEAUTY

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I have been following Becca right from the start of my blogging journey last year so I was delighted when she said she’d love to do a Q and A with me. So without further ado let’s jump right in with the questions.

IF YOU COULD MAKE YOUR OWN LIPSTICK WHAT SHADE WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT?

If I could have my own shade of lipstick it would be a warm-toned nude that’s not too dark. I always find that I struggle to find a warm toned nude that isn’t too dark or cool against my skin tone and I’d call it Brew – because who doesn’t love cups of tea and I imagine that’s the kind of shade I’d go for. A strong brewed cup of tea haha!

WHAT MAKEUP ITEM COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

I couldn’t live without lipstick or mascara… if I had to choose I’d go with lipstick. It can completely change your look in one swipe and it’s a great way to be brave and wear colour, or make your outfit stand out with an amazing pop of red or a vampy lip.

WHERE DO YOU MAINLY BUY YOUR MAKE UP/BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM?

Currently, I mainly buy my Beauty/makeup from either Superdrug or Beauty Bay. I love that Superdrug is against animal testing and the skincare range B. Is my absolute favourite. I love getting makeup from Beauty Bay because they have a great range of international makeup brands that you’d never find in stores.

ARE YOU INTO MORE HIGH END OR HIGH STREET BRANDS OR A BIT OF BOTH?

As much as I love high-end makeup, I’m definitely a high street girl to the core. Makeup is what you make it and with some good brushes and techniques, you can make the cheapest of makeup look amazing. If anything, I’d splurge more on skincare and foundation as the skin is key to your makeup

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

I started blogging because I love reading reviews on lots of different products and quite often I’d find other people opinions or swatches weren’t quite what I was looking for – so I decided to start doing my own reviews and from there came the blog. I also love doing makeup looks because I feel that I often get stuck in a rut with my makeup and doing them inspires me to try things that are a bit different. As I’ve been blogging I’ve come to realise that the community of blogging is amazing – there’s so much empowerment and positivity and I’m all for bringing people up.

Becca’s social links:

BLOG – BECCAPBEAUTY

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

Join me for my next Feature Friday….on Friday obviously 🙂

Much loves xx

FEATURE FRIDAY #1  

I’m so excited to start off my Feature Friday with 4 fabulous bloggers who are totally individual and you definitely need to go check them out after reading this.

FIRST UP IS PIXIE FROM PIXIEATXDINK

I’m Pixie, and I’m an art and body art blogger! As well as a cat mum, a first year Games Art student, and an illustrator. I’m also a total bookworm! While I’m still fairly new to the world of blogging, I’ve got to know so many lovely people! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! Love and light x

PIXIES BLOG

PERSONAL INSTAGRAM  

ART INSTAGRAM

TWITTER

NEXT WE HAVE DANNII FROM LOVEDANNII


Hi I’m Dannii, I’m obsessed with all things beauty & makeup related. I write reviews about beauty boxes, makeup, fashion & style ideas & everyday life and I speak freely about issues I face along my journey with agoraphobia.

DANNII’S BLOG 

INSTAGRAM 

TWITTER

THEN WE HAVE CHANS BEAUTY CORNER


Hello, my name is Chantelle, I’m a qualified beauty therapist from Bath. My biggest passion has always been nails and bridal makeup. I have recently returned to blogging and my passion for blogging & doing nails is as strong as ever. I am about to start a new job as a nail technician. At the moment my blog is going to be focused on all the nail looks I create, nail stamping & nail art with a few nail hauls thrown in & some nail tips/advice.

CHANS BLOG

INSTAGRAM 

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

FINALLY, WE HAVE DANIELLE FROM DANIELLESAMANTHAWATSON

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Hi I’m Danielle, born and raised in Essex. I’m a graduate with a 2:1 degree in fashion. I am a passionate blogger of  DanielleSamanthaWatson a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog having views from America to Australia, Russia, China even Thailand and Brazil, something I take great pride and enjoyment in. By having this global exposure I hope to help inspire, share my passion and love with the fashion and beauty world, both luxury and affordable. After all, you can do anything you want to when you put your mind to it. Why blend in when you can stand out. Be proud, be sassy but most of all are you!

DANIELLES BLOG

INSTAGRAM

TWITTER

Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to doing my first Q and A next time with some more amazing bloggers. Keep your eyes open for that…

Much love

Hair look of the day

Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean I can’t have beachy waves in my hair.

Woke up feeling like I needed a bit of volume in my hair so here’s the simple thing I did

With the help of my Babylis cordless tongs and the ever so faithful Elnett hairspray and a little concentration.

I was able to get some pretty waves going on. Both these were purchased at Boots I think my tongs were £19.99 and the hairspray a little over a fiver. 

Not much of a change just a ringlet here and there and a quick run through my hair with my fingers to so it didn’t look too fancy.

They lasted all day which  impressed me.

So there you go…. a short but sweet post I wrote when I just couldn’t sleep.

Til next time…

An ideal girly day

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So the morning starts with breakfast in bed on a lap tray if lucky bought in by your significant other before he dashes off to work

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Once you’ve enjoyed your delicious breakfast you get your ass into the bathroom to start getting ready for the day. Starting with looking after your pearly whites.

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Once you jump in the shower your phone rings, you see it’s your best mate so you can’t just leave it so you answer it trying to keep your modesty…even though nobody else is in the house. She wants to meet you so you hop on out.

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A text comes through… ‘Are you ready?’

You quickly grab your phone and shoot a snapchat back at her saying won’t take too much longer.

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While you are getting ready you can’t help but try that hair do you saw on Facebook or was it YouTube?

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you’ve chosen your favourite pair of shoes and you are on out the door at last.

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No matter how old you are some things never change and you act just as silly as you did when you were 12 years old.

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After a fun-filled afternoon, a spot of shopping and a bite to eat you head on home.

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Back home coffee in hand and feet up. Absolute bliss.

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You admire the makeup that’s still on from this morning and then need to take it all off. what a chore.

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You make a few to-do lists and then have a nosey on social media. life is good.

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Finally, as soon as your head hits the pillow you are asleep. That’s when you know it has been a good day.

 

A different post from normal I know just experimenting a bit

Hope you enjoyed it

hol

 

MY EVERYDAY MAKE UP LOOK

Since I was old enough to wear it, I have always been a lover of makeup. 

I’m not that adventurous, purely because I don’t want to end up looking like a clown or someone with black eyes instead of smokey ones. So I have decided to share with you my everyday look and what products I use.

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Firstly I prep my face with a moisturiser to make sure my dry areas are taken care of and is ready for the foundation  AKA ‘my mask ‘.

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I apply my Collection Lasting Perfection in the shade fair under my eyes in an upside down triangle style, down my nose in the shape of something rude. Think you know what but it I find doing this covers my nose nicely. Then lastly to any blemishes and then blend.

img_0968I use three drops of Revlon Colour Stay Foundation in the shade fair (Because I am) and one drop of True Match in the shade Rose Ivory to match my skin tone. I sometimes use a brush or sometimes my fingers it just depends on whether I’m in a hurry or not.

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Next, I apply two coats of L’Oréal Baby Roll Mascara to my top lashes. I don’t do it to the bottom as I think they are long enough already. I love this one it really volumises and lengthens them.

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I grab an eyeliner brush and my MAC Fluidline Eyeliner and just apply it on my liquid line. I leave the upper liner for evening looks.

img_0962To add a bit of colour to little pale me I put some of my NYX Mosaic Blush on the apples of my cheeks. It’s quite subtle which I like about this product.

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I apply a tiny bit of my Benefit High Beam Highlighter just above my cheeks and on my Cupid’s bow just to accentuate them.

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Lastly, I apply some Nivea Fruity Shine  Watermelon Lip Balm to just give my lips a hint of colour.

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There you go…Here is the finished look with some added curls for good measure.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in my next post.

Bye Bye Spots – Amazing Discovery

I was one of the unfortunate sods to still get spots way after puberty had been and gone and no matter what products i used over the years i was still having to find a way of covering them up with thick cakey foundation and concealer.

But the thing was it never got rid of them it just masked them.

I stumbled across the discovery after i had noticed the difference and i thought a ha thats why i have near to no spots. As i write this i have one very small one which is a definitely a huge change from the 10-15 i used to have on my cheeks and chin.

The hot weather came and so did my craving for fruit. i fancy when the weather gets better your hot food doesn’t make so much of an appearance and you opt for something quick and easy.

So here it is….

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Yeah a lovely juicy watermelon.

I have it every single day of late either for breakfast with some strawberries and blueberries or as a snack mid afternoon.

Here are some alternatives that include watermelon to jazz it up i you fancy

I have found out these skin facts about watermelon

  • Its rich in Vitamin A, B12 and Vitamin C
  • It hydrates the skin leaving it looking healthy and supple
  • The vitamins in it work as anti ageing 
  • It minimises pores and stops oil secretion and therefore helps skin clear up

I am not saying you will be spotless i am simply saying that its working for me and its been proven by many others. 

Let me know if there are any other foods you have tried and found helps your skin.

hol

Pastel French Manicure

Summer months call for summer nails so that’s what i decided on at the weekend and here is what i used to achieve the look i finished up with.

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– Summer Sling

– Pink flamingo

– Mint cooler

All from Boots Seventeen range and i think it was on a 3 for 2 offer at the time too.

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Since i only had 3 colours and 5 fingers i had to try and decide how to make it look effective and this was what i went for.

For the tips i used different brands as i just made do with what i already had.

– Emerald Tropic (Seventeen)

– Pump up the purple (Rimmel)

– Kiss me on my tulips (O.P.I)

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Here you go my  Pastel French Manicure with my Primark plant modelling too.