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Make up, Hair and Outfit! | Graduation

Hi everyone! And no, it’s not my graduation, I’m not that smart. So anyways, this is my make up, hair and outift post from my brothers graduation yesterday..as you probably guessed by the title.

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As per usual, here’s my before face. I moisturised and used my MAC strobe cream all over to give me that dewy look.

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After applying my Illamasqua skin base with a smidgen of my bourjois foundation as I tanned a little the day before, I just went in with my MAC pro longwear concealer in NC15 to highlight because I’m not completely predictable at all.

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I then used a teeny tiny bit of bronzer to contour my cheekbones, a light dusting of a dark pink blush to give me some colour and then applied both Benefits high beam and my usual make up revolution powder highlight using the ‘strobing’ method.

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After priming my eyes with the Nars smudge proof eyeshadow primer I put “Backdoor” out of the Urban Decay Smoked palette in my outer corner and crease.

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I then blended that out to remove any harsh lines and added more if I felt it was necessary

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Next I used “Barlust” for my outer lid colour and “mushroom” as I got closer to my inner corners.

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I then placed “backdoor” on my lower lash line and blended that out. To finish I lined my eyes with the Avon extend felt tip liner and then used both my MAC falsh lashes extreme black mascara and then my maybelline the rocket waterproof mascara to make sure it didn’t run down my face. I also filled in my eyebrows with the anastasia dip brow pomade in “dark brown” and set them with the maybelline brow drama.

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I just popped on my go to lip colour and was done with my make up!

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For my hair I just curled it using the Babyliss diamond curls wand and tied back the front pieces of my hair so that my head didn’t look too massive!

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For my outfit I wore this black, long sleeved midi(?) dress from next that was on sale for £9, my new look denim jacket, a silver necklace from Matalan that was on sale for £4, a black clutch that was gifted to me, a black hat from next that was also on sale for £10 and I actually had two different pairs of black heeled boots that I switched between!

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You can kind of get the jist a bit in this picture! It ended up being a little too windy for the hat.

So I hope that you liked this post and got a few ideas for any up and coming events! Until next time, goodbye for now little buns!

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Sick to Chic, Victoria’s Secret style

I hope you just cringed at that title as much as I did. I also realise that this looks exactly like my Cheryl inspired look but at the same time completely different.

The other day I got my first ever MAC purchase. And it is beautiful. The whole look was kinda influenced by it, I’m just in love. So let’s get started and you will see what it is in just a tick.

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Here’s me with a “head cold”, tonsillitis and a temperature. YAY. I also kinda did my eyebrows before I started because I want them to look nice and natural.

I started by mixing my L’oreal True Match with my simple illuminating radiance cream yadayadayada you guys know the drill. But this time I used a wet disposable make up sponge to really push it into my skin (…that actually sounds gross) because this girl needs a lot of coverage right now.

Then I concealed using my collection lasting perfection as per usual under my eyes, on my chin and cupids bow, down the bridge of my nose and the teeniest tiniest bit on the lower centre bit of my forehead, kinda in between my eyebrows. Then I used my Rimmel clear complexion powder just to set that very lightly as I still wanna look super healthy and glowy.

Then I went in with Sleeks “Rose gold” blush, I love love love this! It’s the perfect pink colour with a gorgeous gold shimmer, much like the Nars “Orgasm” blush but a lot more affordable and with such a better name.

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Then I went in with my MAC mineralised skin finish in “Lightscapade” with one of my new super soft pink brushes in the same places I put my concealer and also on my brow bone. Oh my. It is so shimmery and the perfect colour, I look so much healthier when I’m wearing this, so obviously, being sick, this was a must. The camera doesn’t do it any justice, go wander into MAC and have a look at this, like, if you feel like you might be a little too pale for “soft and gentle” or you want to look a little more natural I would so recommend this, definitely worth the money.

Then I chucked some bourjois bronzer on as I always do because Lord knows I need a bit of colour and moved onto my eyes.

I started with the Maybelline colour tattoo in “On and on bronze” just with my finger and blended that out with this cute lil colour from my MUA “Heaven and Earth” palette, I also put it underneath my eye with another finger.

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OH LOOK A MAC 217 BRUSH, HOW DID THAT GET THERE? I bought it, that’s how. It’s a little denser than I imagined but it blends out flawlessly and effortlessly.

Okay so then I used the Barry M blink waterproof liner to create a thin line on my top lashline and followed that with the Avon supershock mascara because that looks more natural than some of my other mascaras.

After that I just brushed through my brows with the Maybelline brow drama and let them be.

To finish I used a lipgloss that I got in a gift set ages ago but the colour looks very similar to the Tanya Burr “picnic in the park” lip gloss.

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Why does it look like I have a moustache AGAIN? I promise you I got rid of it and it’s just come back more powerful and stronger than ever. But look at that shimmer. HNNNNGGG I CAN’T COPE.

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Because I couldn’t be bothered doing the whole ” big bombshell curls” (is that even what people call them?) I decided to go more natural and used my mane n tail hair strengthener, which also protects the hair from heat(!), and my toni and guy sea salt spray. After letting my hair dry for about half an hour I just sprayed both of these on and sort of plonked my hair in the diffuser multiple times until it was almost dry and then let it air dry because I’m too lazy and impatient.

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I am having such a positive relationship with my hair right now, I love you mane n tail. My hair has never been so shiny and soft. Also, how fast has it grown please? I have used up my “olive oil complex” duo and now have the original to try out, I’ll let you know how they differ.

So that is it for today- I promise my next tutorial will be as different to this as physically possible. No brown eye shadows in sight! Okay maybe just one.

Before I go I’ll just give you guys a quick little update, I finally went the doctors for real and they did some blood tests and I will be referred to a psychiatrist or something of the sort but obviously nothing is set in stone yet but I will keep you updated and all that lark. Hope you all have an amazing week, good-bye for now little buns!

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I bought things…again.

I’m going to kill wordpress in a minute- this is my third attempt at this bloody post, third time lucky, eh? I will try and make this as short as I can but you know me, you might want to run and get a cuppa before you start reading…

Last weekend, after walking round Ikea for hours on end, I bought two things. Two. 

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Candles. How very predictable of me. But who doesn’t love a good candle. These were 98p each and smell so amazing, as you can see, one is strawberry and the other is apple. I refuse to burn these until my room has finished being redecorated so I just keep pulling them out of the drawer for a sniff. B-e-a-u-tiful.

On Wednesday my Mum ordered me some shoes from Very (thanks Mum, if you’re reading. If you are- how the hell did you find my blog?).

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FRESH CONVERSE *heavy breathing*. These were supposed to be off-white but are clearly cream. Not that I care- I have worn them 3 times already. From what I can remember, these were £27, not bad, not bad at all.

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I wasn’t actually expecting these until next week but OH MYYY. These came yesterday and I have never been so excited, there was also a lot of bubble wrap for me to play with. I have seen so many mixed reviews on the “Mane n Tail” products so I just wanted to try it out for myself. I am yet to wash my hair with these as I have only had them for 24 hours but I have unscrewed them and had a little sniff and wow. I don’t quite know what I was expecting them to smell like but my gosh they smell amazing. They also look like they could grow in the dark which looks pretty cool. Oh and they were £7 for the set off amazon.

Yesterday I took a little trip to the Trafford Centre and, well, things happened. I had to go and buy presents for my sister-in-law, Emily, and so that was the perfect excuse to spend my results money (Again, thanks Mum).

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First up was Superdrug and I got this Barry M brow kit that I picked up for Emily. Her brow game is not so strong as she has a habit of rubbing her eyebrows off (w h a t) but hopefully she will be all sorted with this. At £5.99 you can’t really complain.

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I really did try to resist buying another nail varnish but I just couldn’t. Barry M make up 1/3 of my nail varnish collection, I just love them. This one is called “Watermelon” and reminds me of a Autumn/Winter version of “Guava” which I adore. All their nail varnishes are around the £4 mark which isn’t too bad. The one I have on in the picture is called “Lychee”.

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The last thing I got from Superdrug  was this Herbal Essences “bee strong” masque (I see what you did there). As you can probably guess, it smells like honey. It is super creamy and I just wanted a good hair masque really. It did help that it was on offer for £1.50.

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I don’t think it is possible to simply walk past Hotel Chocolat. Their chocolate is seriously the best. I picked up one of these for Emily and one for my Dad for being a good sport and coming shopping. They are £2 each which isn’t really that bad, just don’t look at the prices of the other things they sell.

Then, we went to The Body Shop, you can see where this is going.

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Just as we were walking towards the door a woman caught are attention at the word “sale”. I have super bad skin on my hands so any hand lotion is lovingly welcomed. These were £3.50 for two so I picked up the Shea one for my Mum, well, because that’s the one she wanted and then got the Strawberry one for myself because it smells like calpol. I was so hooked on that stuff as a child. It could cure anything.

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THEN we noticed a 3 for 2 sign. Oh dear. I have been searching for a good dark red for a while and “crazy sexy crimson” caught my eye. I wasn’t sure if it was dark enough for what I wanted but one of the lovely ladies who worked there was wearing it with their “mahogany” pencil and she looked like a beautiful vampire, and because I wanted to look like one too, I got both. I then got my Mum the “the right mauves” lipstick because she has no lipstick that she really loves and she refuses to buy things for herself.

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I was so close to the till when I heard my Mum shout “Chloe! They have a foundation shade pale enough for YOU!” (I know it doesn’t look that pale in the picture but just go with it). I immediately ran over to look for myself and there it was. Just begging for me to buy it…so I did. I have this on today and words cannot describe. A pale foundation that isn’t pink. I am in love. This one is in shade “02”, I’m not sure if there is an “01” but it wasn’t in the shop when I was there. I am very impressed with this foundation as it just looks like skin however it does gather a little around my eczema, but then again, what foundation doesn’t? No seriously, I’d love to know. It is a medium coverage but definitely buildable. For £13 I am a very happy bunny.

And the last stop, lush. I blame V for this. After reading her lush haul I just had to go.

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I was going to show you them individually but I can’t open one of them as its a present and I can’t figure out how to open the others without ripping them. Apologies. 

I firstly picked up “pop in the bath” for Emily. It is such a cute bubble bar with a little flower on the top. Her and my brother have just moved house so I figured this would be perfect for that little bit of “me time”. Also, who doesn’t like lush? 

Then I just rapidly picked three more things up without even realising. The first was “butterball”, I have heard so many amazing things about this so I bought this as my skin needs some summer lovin’. It smells so creamy and lovely, I just can’t wait to use it. Next is one I just bought for the name, “granny takes a dip”- what? It is super colourful though which is mega cool. Lastly I picked up the “you’ve been mangoed” bath melt because I can only imagine how nice this will make my skin feel. Everything from lush smells amazing but I am awful at describing scents so I suppose you are just going to have to go in there and smell them yourself! 😉

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As I got to the till the really nice, and intimidatingly attractive, cashier asked if I would like to donate £2 to charity and get 2 charity pots and a free bath bomb- erm, yes!! These smell like perfume, I say “these” but I have only managed to open one, I’M WEAK. He chose the “sex bomb” bath ballistic for me- coincidence? I think not.

Done and dusted! I hope you enjoyed my haul and it made you want to go shop. If you have any of the above, let me know what you think! Right, I’m off to cower in the corner like a dog that’t just been told off and cry at the damage to my bank account. Okay, maybe I’m being a little unrealistic, I’m actually going to do the ice bucket challenge…again (I knew I shouldn’t have nominated my brother). If you haven’t done it, this is me nominating you- GO DO IT! Good bye for now little buns!

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Easy Festival/Boho hair!

Hello again you lovely people! Today I have attempted this super easy “boho chic” hair style which would be perfect for festivals or even cute little days at the beach (unless you are in the UK at the moment). The main thing that I like about this hair style is that it can be casual or formal and its NO HEAT!

To get my hair crazy mad but in a nice, kind of uniform way I french braided my hair whilst it was slightly damp and then slept in it over night. If you are thinking of doing this hairstyle for a party in the evening (on a Monday?) around five hours should be enough for the hair to fully dry and curl.

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If you can’t do a french braid, just section off your hair and make around 4-8 plaits, depending on the length of your hair. This may cause the ends of your hair to be a little straighter than the rest but it still looks awesome.

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This is how it looked the next morning, and when I say “the next morning”, I mean about half an hour ago. The next thing you want to do is look down slightly and then grab the chunks of hair at the front that get in the way, these are the ones we are going to plait. To plait them take a small section from the top, braid it normally and then add a section of hair to the strand nearest to your face, repeat one more time, and then just finish that section with a regular braid and tie it off with a small, thin bobble/hair tie. Repeat this on the other side.

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Then you want to tug on the braid because that’s what the professionals do. If you have thin hair you really want to tug at it to not only make it slightly looser but to make it look thicker.

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The next thing you want to do is grab both plaits and gently pull them across to the opposite side of your head. Then tuck the ends underneath the plaits and carefully pin in place, trying to hide the bobby pins as best as you can.

This final step is optional but it makes my hair smell, look and feel great so I like to do it.

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Using a small amount of Avon’s Advanced Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil, or your preferred oil/serum, rub it between your hands and scrunch it through your hair so that you aren’t pulling the waves. And we’re finished!

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I hope you liked this hair style! Let me know in the comments what you would like to see next time or if you just want me to shut up, goodbye for now little buns!

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