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New favourites in my makeup collection

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Long time no speak, again. I'm still so busy recently and if you're wondering why my posts are a little unscheduled compared to normal I explained it all in my most recent post and on top of the business I've had a cold from hell all week (well, since Friday) so I've been a little bit behind with my blog, I really wanted to write a post though, I'm having a few writers block recently as well so just bear with me, it turns out you can get a little out of touch with writing posts when you haven't done it in a couple months.

Anyway, let's get on with the post. I've been a little naughty with my spending recently (OOPS!) and treated myself to a few bits and I've found some solid new faves.

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Urban Decay 'Naked Skin' Foundation 

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My first new fave is the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation, I went for the shade '0.5' and to be completely honest I wasn't sure what to expect from this but I tried it out and now I'm never buying anything else and I'm not being dramatic. The formula of this is quite watery and thin which made me worry about the coverage a little but one thin layer of this covers most of my acne which is ridiculously impressive for such a thin, lightweight foundation. I'm ridiculously impressed with this





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Urban Decay 'Deslick' Setting spray

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Next is the Urban Decay De-slick setting spray, I only really brought this because it's on sale ( I really didn't need anymore setting spray) but oh my god, it was so needed. With the temperatures so high and with the fact that I work in a kiosk that's been hitting 40 degrees recently my make-up has not lasted 5 seconds, so I tried this setting spray out the other day and my makeup lasted a solid 8-10 hours, it still looked fresh. I will say I do have oily skin so this is perfect for me but there are different versions of this product tailored to different skin types.






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MUA eye-define eyeliner

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The MUA eye defines liquid eyeliner is another firm favourite. I mainly like this because it has a long nib, I really hate those eyeliners that have proper short nibs, I just can't use em!. This is also like jet black rather than that faded grey ya sometimes come across and the best part about it? it cost all of about £3.



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Real Techniques blending sponge

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After absolutely despising beauty blenders (well I say beauty blenders I mean the little £2 ones you find in Primark and boots) I decided to buy an actual decent sponge to try but at the same time I didn't want to splash out on an actual beauty blender, I've read so many great things about the Real Techniques  blending sponge and I am obsessed. This blends make-up flawlessly and they're super affordable I'd 100% recommend it if you're on a budget.



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Revolution Blush palette 

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There are some items of make-up I find easy to apply and some that have taken me quite a lot of practice and one of those is contouring, the dreaded contouring, I find whenever I buy contouring 'duos' the shades are just never right for me, they're either bright orange or too cool and look muddy, there's just not a lot of in-between and the shades are just never right for my skin tone I find either way it seems to end up looking ridiculous. I decided I would get a contour kit, I've seen them around a lot and I always think I'm going to buy one and never actually end up doing it, I saw the Revolution one like dirt cheap and whacked it straight into my basket. I really like the variety of shades in this and I love the fact it has 2 baked blushes in there as well, the bronzers blend out as well which makes it even better. I couldn't find this exact one but I have linked a simular one below.




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Have you tried any of these bits? What did you think?.

Where have I been and a few summer goals.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

It generally feels so refreshing to just sit down and write a post, I feel like I haven't written a post in ages. Which is pretty much true, my last post was published about a month ago now and I haven't had a chance since then to write another. I just wanted to check in and say 'Hi' essentially with this post and just like vent a little bit, so grab yourself a cuppa and come and join me (if you hate rambly posts you may want to click off now and come back next week). So without going on too much of a rant I have worked a hell of a lot these last few weeks, It generally feels like I've had 0 times to myself for weeks and it's been shit, like real shit. Obviously, there are perks to this like the money but it's not all it's cracked up to be because literally, everything else has just gone straight to the back of my mind; cleaning the flat, keeping on top of my self-care and of course my blog. So now that we're all caught up I want to talk about a couple of goals I have for summer.


Work...

Through the summer at work, I just want to do less I've worked really hard in the run-up to summer so I just want to enjoy the actual summer and just have some time for myself which hopefully will happen (fingers crossed).

Blogging...

At the moment blogging has taken a bit of a back seat and if the first goal doesn't happen then it's likely going to be a bit kind of here, there and everywhere in terms of publishing but my goals for blogging is to get back to one post a week (I'm going to try and bulk write posts whenever I get chance). I'd really like to work with a few brands through the summer and if you're a brand wanting to work with myself please do check out my work with me page for a little more information. I feel like I found the perfect balance when it came to blogging through the winter and I got my posts exactly how I wanted and my photography was exactly what I wanted and I just want that to carry through this year, or improve because I worked so hard through the winter to get to the point where I was generally happy with my content.

General...

 So, in general, there are a couple goals I'd like to achieve through the summer, I definitely want to get out a bit more but that will only come with the first goal (seems a lot relies on that one). I definitely want to go shopping and have a couple of days out through this summer as I didn't really do that last year. By the end of the summer, I'd like to be kind of 'close' to doing my driving test, I don't think I'll be completely there but it's coming along really well already so I'd like to be close. 

Hopefully, everything will go as planned, I know a lot of my goals are very Mundane and just things that people do every day but for me, they're all a challenge because of my busy lifestyle, it's a lot of just doing less and slowing down a little which I already can't wait for and I also just am so happy to be back blogging, See you next week (hopefully!).




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