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Drugstore Brands I want to try more from!

Originally posted on LucieLeannexo:
Since starting my blog I have got much better at venturing into new brands, but I feel as though there are still many brands I want to explore more. I’ve seen a few of these posts recently so I thought I would give you my own spin on it, starting with the drugstore brands I want to try more from. Revlon -?Revlon is a brand I have always been aware of but for some reason I have barely tried any of their products, except from this gorgeous pink lipstick I received in a Glossybox. They have just released a whole range of new mascaras which I would love to try, and I would also like to try their Color Stay foundation. NYX -?When Valentina & I did our beauty swap, she kindly sent me some Nyx products. I have fallen in love with the butter gloss in Tiramisu, and I literally want to try every shade. Their HD concealer has also caught my attention and also their primers. H&M Beauty -?I…

Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Review + Demo!

Originally posted on Lash-Eyed Beauty:
Shining bright like a diamond was never really an issue for me. I mean, that was all thanks to my oily skin. Now that I have got my oils under control (for the most part), I don’t shine very often. What I’m looking to achieve now is a beautiful, natural glow. Something similar to this: Image taken from google.com Okay, maybe something a little less drastic than that. If you saw my Kat Von D Shade and Light palette post, then you know I’m a beginner when it comes to contouring. Well, same goes for highlighting/strobing, it’s really foreign to me and so I’m a little cautious when it comes to applying highlighter (trying to avoid looking like the above picture). So one fateful day in December, I went to Sephora to initially shop for presents for my sister. I was actually doing pretty well with staying on track and only shopping for her, but then when I walked in line to checkout, those darn deluxe sample items got me.…

The Only Brushes You Need

Originally posted on Glitterfulthoughts…:
Ok, so for one person i have way to many makeup brushes! I just seem to gravate towards them haha … There probably one of my favouurite things to buy. But if you are only starting out with makeup or just don’t have loads of brushes thats ok , because you only need about 5-10 to get the job done. Now in the post i’m not showing you bruhses from all the same collection , because i use a variety of brushes …so lets jump into it The first brush i’d recommend having is a big fluffy brush, doesn’t matter where it’s from just get yourself one haha. This brush can be used for so many things! Bronzing , powder , blush ..its very versatile.. Primark are doing FAB! Rose gold brushes at the moment , iv bought to many haha! Most of them have two brush heads on the one stick to if your near a penneys/primark got grab yourself one. ? Next brush isn’t a must but i love…

How to last through a party with flawless makeup

Originally posted on Posh & Spicy:
Hey Ladies So since many of you are interested in more beauty related topics i have chosen to write about how to last through those party nights, or a long day at work without having those mirror freak out wondering where your?lipstick?disappeard to. Your face does not have to show how exhausting or stressed you are and by?creating a long-lasting look you will?spend more time in the moment and less time in the mirror :)? Prime and blott For me the worst beauty freakout is when i see my T-Zone getting all oily and my foundation half gone. So to avoid that wrong kind of shine it is important to prime your face so that the foundation really gets on your skin and stays there. I use smooth affair for oily skin primer from Jane iredale. Before you head out quickly blott your face with some powder or blotting papers. Try pure pressed base mineral foundation Use smudge proof/ water proof Nothing screams “I’m tired” like smeared eyeliner. To…

Worth the hype? | MAC Whirl

Originally posted on LucieLeannexo:
Since the release of the new MAC matte range in August, Whirl has been one of the most talked about lipsticks in the blogging community. It was inevitable eventually I would end up purchasing this, especially after seeing so many rave reviews and the fact I’m totally addicted to MAC lipsticks. Whirl is like the darker, bolder big sister of Velvet Teddy. MAC describe this is a dirty rose, on my skin tone it pulls a lot more brown nude though. As with VT, I think Whirl would suit a wide range of skin tones. On a pale complexion like mine it is quite a bold shade but I still think it’s a very versatile colour. I think Whirl is a great shade for the colder months of the year, I’m not I will get as much from this shade when Spring/Summer comes around. Whirl is a matte finish, it is one of the more drying MAC lipsticks I’ve tried but it isn’t overly uncomfortable on the lips. It does tug…

Cleaning brushes with Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap ♡

I’d heard of this strange sounding product from a few youtubers and so when I came across it in TKMaxx (yes, again) I decided to substitute it for the baby shampoo that I usually use to clean my brushes. It’s common knowledge that not washing your brushes regularly can cause a buildup of bacteria which can cause breakouts on your skin, plus clean brushes apply product much more effectively. It’s a little bit of a hassle and I very rarely find myself in a mood where I want to clean my brushes but it has to be done! Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap is a concoction of organic oils which have antibacterial properties and it can be used for so many things, from washing your hands, to brushing your teeth, to cleaning your floors, I think i’ll stick to just using it for brushes for now but it’s a very handy thing to have around. To clean my brushes with it I first dampen the brush with water from the tap, pointing it downwards to avoid water getting to the…

ARE YOU WASHING YOUR FACE CORRECTLY?

Originally posted on be beautiful.:
It may seem like a pretty straightforward concept – squirt some cleanser into your hands, scrub your face, rinse with water, and dry off. Most of us do this everyday (hopefully twice a day!) and don’t put too much thought or effort into it. But, there actually are a few face-washing mistakes that many of us do every time we begin our skin care routine. Keep reading to find out if you’re guilty of any! Mistake #1: Your hands are dirty. It may seem silly, but before you wash your face, you NEED to wash your hands. In fact, you shouldn’t even think about touching your face without freshly-cleansed hands ever. It’s so important to expose your face to as little bacteria as possible, and we all know how nasty our hands can be. Mistake #2: The water is too hot.  Since cooler weather is quickly approaching, it’s very tempting to use hot water when washing your face. Truth is, hot water washes away skin’s protective oils, leaving it dry, tight,…