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Get Ready With Me | Beach day!

Hi Guys! With the weather (hopefully) getting warmer as the days go by, I thought I would show you my hair, make up and outfit for the beach! Little fact- I hate the beach, so if you’re like me and are trying to be really enthusiastic even though you don’t want to go, worry no further, I have you covered.

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I started with my usual B.Ready moisturiser which has SPF 15 in it to protect my skin from any sun damage. I also used my MAC strobe cream on my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, chin, cupids bow and the middle of my forehead. Pretty much anywhere where you would apply a highlighter.

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For my base I didn’t want anything too heavy so I used a little bit of my L’Oreal True Match foundation in “Rose Ivory” which also has SPF 17 for added protection. I then went in with some Revlon Colour Stay concealer to hide my (designer…I wish) bags. For a little extra coverage I used my busted MUA powder in shade 3- I think, just to give me a bit of colour!

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For bronzer, blusher and highlighter I used my Urban Decay Flushed palette in “Native”, it is so quick and easy and super pigmented! The bronzer is quite warm so as I contour my cheekbones I just make sure to blend it upwards so that it doesn’t look muddy and gives me that perfect sun kissed look!

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For my eyes I started with the Nars smudge proof eye shadow primer so that my eye shadow doesn’t disappear! I then FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES (well done me) but used the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palette and started with the colours “Fade” and “Must” in my crease and under my eyes. Then I popped “Luna” on my lid to brighten my eyes and used the George white eye liner in my waterline to also make me appear more awake than I actually am! To give my lashes more volume I used the NYC High Definition liquid eye liner and just made a thin line along my top lash line. Next I curled my lashes as per usual and coated them with the Benefit They’re Real mascara.

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I followed that with my normal brow routine but used a lot less product than usual because I didn’t want to look too ‘made up’ to go to the beach (ha, get it??).

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To finish my make up I used my NIvea Lip butter in caramel cream, I swear I could eat this, my Lacura lip liner (surprise, surprise) to neaten the perimeter of my lips and then my Tanya Burr lip gloss in “Picnic in the park”. Et voila!

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For my hair I kept it SUPER simple and just chucked it up in a bun because who wants sandy, tatty, wind swept hair? Not me.

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I also laughed far too much at how stripey my hair is.

For my outfit I used wore an old dress with a denim jacket because summer is not my thing and this is the only thing I own that is relatively summery. I also wore my cream high top converse and actually wore tan tights because I there is nothing that drives me more insane than sand sticking to your legs. And it meant I didn’t have to tan.

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And for anyone who is interested my nails are colour trend “scene” from Avon (and also very messy) with the diamond shatter top coat on my ring finger.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and I helped you out in some way! I’m off to have a prom make up rehearsal for my cousin and her friend (wish me luck!) so I will see you on the other side! Goodbye for now little buns!

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How to: Clean your room!

Hello everyone! Today I am going to give you some tips on cleaning your room, mainly because I needed to clean it and I’ve had a bit of a mental block and can’t think of what I want to post!

Here’s what my room looked like before (brace yourself)…

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So as you can see, I had a lot of work to do! You can also see that none of my room matches because I was waiting to get it redone after 7 years so I didn’t really mind about it not matching for a “few weeks” which turned into 6 months… SOME DAY

Before doing anything, I lit a candle and stuck some tunes on to keep me going. And when I say “some tunes” I mean the same few songs on repeat for an hour and a half because I am obsessed.

I started off by making my bed as that is in the centre (and takes up most of) my room so I’ll feel like I have made progress and won’t give up after 20 minutes.
So that I didn’t get too overwhelmed with it all and again give up after 20 minutes I decided to make a mental note of which order I was going to clean up in.
I started with the two tall drawers next to my wardrobe and binned things I didn’t need but for some reason I had kept, like Costa receipts, plastic bags and little notes. I then put away my sheet music, placed my jewellery on the other side of my room to deal with later and arranged everything in a nicer fashion. I then cleaned it with some tissue and polish because ew dust.
Then I moved onto my dressing table. It was in a pretty bad way. I started by putting away groups of things, for example my make up, then hair related things, then random things like a towel and Goat Simulator, and also two mirrors because for some reason I had three on my dresser as well as the big mirrors right in front of my face, why I don’t know. I then dedusted it (I’m making that a word..dedusted. So aggressive) and moved on to my chest of drawers next to my bed.
Fun fact, I used to think “a chest of drawers” were called “chester drawers”.
I started by putting away the various hand creams I had sprawled across it and moved the teddies back onto my bed. Then I sorted out my jewellery which I had just left in front of my 6 billion year old jewellery box rather than putting it in it and binned any of the gift boxes they had come in because they are lovely but I’m never going to need a cardboard box the size of half a fish finger. I then stuck some candles in front of my extension lead because although I need it out I don’t wanna see it! And obviously dedusted that too.
THEN I moved onto the floor. Not as in I just sat on the floor like “yep, that’s enough”, I just made that my last thing to do because I couldn’t see it as much as I could see all my ‘surfaces’.
I’m not sure if this is a common thing or not but when I’m putting away my washing I like to go through it and split it up into different, smaller piles that are easier to tackle than one big mound that’s been building up for weeks. For example, I split it up into underwear, socks and tights, T-shirts, leggings, pyjamas and then things that need hanging up. Then I can pick up the little piles and put them away in one go! Then I hoovered and changed my bin et voila! DONE

After…

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So then obviously I got myself a banana and some peanut butter to eat whilst I wrote this, it was nice. Also, for those who are interested in my progress since my last post, I have lost 4lbs! 😀

And for those interested in one of the songs I am obsessed with, it is “Get loney with me” by George Ezra who the lovely Fiona introduced me to. You should all check out her blog by the way, that’s another thing I’m obsessed with!! So that’s all for today, Goodbye for now little buns!

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Quick and easy vampire tutorial!

Bad evening everyone. Pffft I don’t know how to be evil or scary, who am I trying to kid? I got bored on Thursday afternoon and turned myself into a vampire in about 20 minutes, so, if you want something quick and easy for Halloween, or you are only just reading this on the 31st and are just about to walk out the door and have nothing on your face right now (and you aren’t the type to draw on whiskers and pretend you wanted to be a cat this whole time) keep reading. I promise none of the other sentences in this post are going to be that long.

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I started with my regular foundation because I am pale as but if you want to then use a paler foundation than usual or even a white face paint to create your base. You want to use a foundation with a good coverage because dead people don’t have pimples or rosey cheeks. I just used this foundation from The Body Shop in shade number 2 because they didn’t have number 1. If you have any pimples pop some concealer on but don’t put any underneath your eyes, you need to embrace your dark circles just this once.

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To make me a bit more pale and set my foundation I used talc. It is surprisingly good at setting foundation and white so you will look even more dead.

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I used this no name palette to create most of this look, starting with a black colour that isn’t sooooo black to contour as I normally would. If you don’t own a grey or black eye shadow (why not???) then just use a cool toned bronzer to sculpt your face, but try not to put too much colour into it because you don’t want to look alive now, do you?

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I then mixed together some black, purple, red and brown colours at random to create my eye look, using the same blending brush so that there was no distinct difference between the colours. I was also fairly messy as I wanted to use the fall out to worsen my dark circles. You just need to keep layering the colours and blending them out until you are happy with the result. It’s really that simple.

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See? Once you are happy with your eye shadow, add a bit more. If you are going out in the evening, which I am guessing the majority of you will be, you will need your make up to be slightly darker than you intended. Now its time to add eye liner and mascara.

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I used my avon glimmerstick on my waterline and then smudged it slightly on my top lashline. I made sure that I was fairly slap dash with the waterline so that it wasn’t so neat because Vampires aren’t neat, they need to get sh*t done and bite people. They don’t have time for perfect liner. I then used my Barry M showgirl mascara because I got it free with all the nail varnish I bought. It’s okay but I wouldn’t rave about it.

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Ignore my wonky nose and focus on how dead I look. I also have a jumper and a dressing gown on because it’s really really cold.

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Now for our brows. I just did them normally using my Benefit brow zings and then actually went over them with my Maybelline Great Lash mascara to set my brows and make them real dark to in turn make me real pale. Well, paler.

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Now for my favourite part- the lips. I started by lining my lips with The Body Shops lip liner in “mahogany” and then going over that with their lipstick in “crazy sexy crimson”. For me, this was a little too red so I then went over it with the Rimmel Apocalips in “eclipse” and then tried to take pictures of me being a vampire, the key word there being tried.

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If you have hooded eyes, you will need to go preeeetty high up your eye but anyone else will be okay. You lucky things. But as you can see, when you open your eyes, it doesn’t look all that crazy.

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CRINGE ALERT

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Am I a vampire yet? Ooookey dokey so that’s it for today! Bit of a late post as I went shopping as per usual. If you are planning to be a vampire in advance you could get some fake blood and/or fangs to step this up a notch. If you don’t celebrate Halloween then don’t you worry I’ll have normal posts during October too. Have a great day/night, goodbye for now little buns!

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How to make an effort without making an effort

Okay so, I don’t know about you (BUT I’M FEELING TWENTY TWOOO) but some days I really don’t want to do anything apart from sleep and eat…okay most days. However sometimes we have to look presentable and unfortunately leave our beds and ice cream behind. So, to make an effort without making an effort I like to do this quick and easy “no make up” make up look! We first want to moisturise our skin because you never know if someone will stroke it. Well, that’s not the real reason but you would be surprised how many people randomly stoke my face. I used both Nivea’s “Rich moisturising day cream” for dry and sensitive skin and Simple’s “illuminating radiance cream”. Then I used Collection’s “lasting perfection” concealer in “1- fair” to cover any bad boy blemishes and my crazy red nose and under eye circles. Then I used MUA’s face powder in shade “3” to give me some colour and a slight bit of coverage. Following that I curled my lashes and applied Benefit’s “they’re real!” mascara. For my brows I used Rimmel’s “professional eyebrow pencil” in “001- dark brown” veeeery carefully because this can go pear shaped far too easily. I just used the brush on the lid to comb them through and then applied Carmex’s “moisture plus” lip balm. Et voila!! Super quick, super affordable, and super simple! I hoped this helped by fellow lazy friends, good bye for now little buns!

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How to make an effort without making an effort

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