Fe-Blog-Uary Day 1- January Favourites 2014


I thought there would be no better way to introduce this blogging month by saying good bye to last month! I’ll be blogging every single day during February so keep your eyes peeled for some exciting things!

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January was an adventurous month for me and I didn’t have a lot of time to try new products or even look on the market for new releases however, these items definitely stood out to me more than any others!

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Elegant Touch Rapid Dry For Nails
I received this in a Glossy Box last month and really wanted my nails dry before I set off for somewhere! I literally had 5 mins and wanted to try a new nail varnish colour SOOOOO bad that I was prepared to not touch anything whilst getting dressed and getting my hijab on.. Which we all know needs fingers and thumbs! I was so glad when I found this and had 60 seconds for this to dry and my oh my.. Does it set them rock solid! This stuff don’t the job so well! It was so easy to spray onto nails and then it set with a nice glossy finish.. In no time at all! I will say that on the nails where I applied a few thick coats, it did still smudge but overall, it’s amazeballs!

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Inglot 80HP Brush
Since I’ve been using so many eyeshadows lately, I found this brush to be the best for smudging under my eyes which was definitely a look that I was rocking last month! I really like the rocker look at the moment and this is a super soft and stiff brush which blends eyeshadows effortlessly in hard to reach areas! It washes really easily and is the perfect size for any eye looks that need that ‘smudging’ effect!

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MAC Opulash Mascara
I hauled this mascara when I went to the Cosmetics Company store in Bicester Village a few months ago! I had never tried a MAC mascara and I didn’t have high hopes for using this because of the GINORMOUS brush however, after using this a few times I have found the perfect way to use it! I opened it and let it dry slightly over a few months (which I often have to do with mascaras) and then I apply this about 4 times over, repeating every application when the mascara is about 70% dry! It’s a bit of a faff but, the results are really good! I get voluminous and longer looking lashes which are the main things I want from a mascara!

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Philip Kingsley One more Day
I received this in a Glamour Beauty Box that I ordered some time last year because I’ve been really into dry shampoos and thought this would be amazing.. I wasn’t wrong! It’s a gorgeous fine mist of dry shampoo which leaves your hair feeling fresh and invigorated! It feels really cold on the scalp and doesn’t feel sticky after a few hours, like most dry shampoos do! I throughly enjoyed using this! I would say it isn’t the best for dark hair because it leaves a grey powdery look but if you spray from afar and really rough up your hair, you can’t tell at all! Was definitely a sample size worth getting!

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MAC Face and Body Foundation
When I bought this foundation, I knew that I’d love it because I love the idea of a light coverage, dewy looking and fuss free foundation, if ever I wear it! I just never seemed to get into this thought until last month, when I finally found a way to wear it best (with a primer underneath and set with Studio Fix by MAC). I love the finish it gives and it makes your skin look so healthy! This colour is way too dark for me though however, I don’t really mind the shade when I go out with it on as it looks fine in the daylight! I love how natural it looks and feels and I love the little bottle too.. So cute!

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Khroma/ Kardashian Beauty Complete Face Palette
This palette has changed my life! It’s a really good selection of eyeshadows and face products which have made my beauty regime so easy on those days where I just can’t choose! This is supposed to be an ‘all-in-one’ kind of kit and it is so handy’ there are 4 matte and 4 shimmery (metallic) eyeshadows, a blusher, highlighter and bronzer in this kit.. All encased in a small little box with a good sized mirror! I love the natural shades and I think the colour payoff of the eyeshadows are really good! The highlighter makes your skin look so healthy and the blush and bronzer are just perfect for my skin tone! This palette was on my face all month in January!

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Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder
I got this powder almost two years ago and despite using it so much, it’s doing really well! It’s a beautifully creamy powder which isn’t chalky rather, soft and almost like a powder foundation! I love this lighter shade under my eyes which I’ve needed, because last month was so busy! It set my concealer really well and helped brighten the eye area by heaps and bounds! What more could I ask for!?

What beauty products have you been enjoying? What were your favourites from last year?

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My Top: Autumn Lip Glosses


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Lip glosses are definitely a new guilty obsession of mine! I always look for products which hydrate my lips and glosses are the best way of doing that whilst looking chic and fabulous! You don’t have to look for just deep colours to wear in the autumn.. Take a look at some of my favourite lip glosses!

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17 Ultimate Volume ‘Very Berry’

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Evie Glam Lip Gloss Lights ‘Strawberries and Cream’

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Rimmel Stay Glossy ‘Captivate Me’ – £6.29

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Laura Mercier Lip Glacé ‘Raspberry’

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MAC Cremesheen Glass ‘Geo Pink’

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MUA Lip Gloss ‘Shade 4’

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Clinique Longlast Glosswear in ‘Mystic’ – £16

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Stila Lip Glaze in ‘Black Cherry’ – £15

**All of the lip glosses shown were applied with 2-3 dips into the tube! They’re all pretty true to colour and haven’t been washed out

Bronzed in Autumn


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I know it’s Autumn, so it’s time for fake tan to be out down.. But I still love being a little but more colourful than my natural skin tone! If you like having a bronze look about you, here are some of my favourite bronzers!

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Laura Mercier bronzing powder in Matte Bronze – £26

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Bourjois Delice De Soleil in 14 – £8.99

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Sleek Contour Kit in Medium – £6.49

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Khroma by Kardashians in Khloe’s Kardazzle (available in US)

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The Body Shop Brush on Bronze in – £14

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Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel – £31

Harrods Haul!


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When it comes to beauty and sales.. There’s no stopping me! I bought some AMAZING products from the Harrods sale recently and thought I’d show you!

MAC

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MAC blush in Hot Nights (Temperature rising collection)

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MAC blush in Flaming Chic (In extra dimensions collection)

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MAC lipstick in Mehr (matte finish)

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Origins GingZing brightening cream eyeshadow (02 Ginger Zing)

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Laura Mercier’s Laura’s Favourites

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April Beauty Favourites!


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I’ve been blogging everyday during the month of April and I’ve mentioned some of the beauty essentials that I’ve been loving but here’s a post collectively showing you all the products!

The biggest change for me has been foundation! I’ve had Nars Sheer Glow for ages but recently I’ve been using it mixed with moisturiser and by itself (when I want more coverage). I love the colour, how it feels and how it looks!

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** Nars Sheer Glow- Light 4 Deauville

Whenever I use foundation, I have to contour my face and this product has saved my life! I love using it to contour my cheekbones, jawline, temples as well as my nose and even crease! This colour is perfect for me during summer!

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** Sleek Face Contour Kit- Medium

When I’m not using foundation I’ve been using my Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder! This is a full coverage foundation but during these warmer months, wearing a powder helps set the face! This colour is perfect and it helps make your skin look flawless!

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** Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder- Real Sands

I recently done a blog post in this MUA eyeshadow palette saying how similar it was to the Urban Decay Naked Palette! This is such good value for money and I’ve been loving a neutral eye for the days when I don’t want to wear much on my eyes but still want to look made up!

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** MUA- Undressed

Instead of using winged eyeliner, I’ve been using my KIKO Super Colour Eyeliner on my bottom lash line! I love how fine the felt too applicator is and the colours are so vivid! They look fantastic as a pop of colour to the face!

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** KIKO Super Colour Eye Liners

MAC Pink Swoon was the first ever blush I bought from MAC! And I’ve loved it since I ever got it! It’s a lovely sheer pink colour that is buildable.. Although it doesn’t last all day! I love the look it gives your skin and I think it would suit any skin colouring!

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** MAC- Pink Swoon

I’ve never been one for highlighters but I’m going eyebrow crazy lately! A well kept eye brow really does make a well kept face! I love the cream to powder formula and the highlighting end is a perfect colour for highlighting your eyebrow arch, inner corner and even cheekbones!

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** KIKO- Perfect Eyes Highlighting Duo

I’ve loved blogging everyday during April and I’d like to thank everyone who’s kept up! I’ll be back soon with more!

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My new favourite.. Laura Mercier eye shadow palette!


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So I got this palette during the Christmas time sales at House of Fraser.. Where they had a 10% off day for certain brands! I was immediately drawn to this palette because of the shimmer colours!

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As I wrote in my last blog post, I’m favouring shimmery to matte at the moment and the colour African… Is absolutely beautiful!

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The matte colours in this palette are perfect! They have amazing pay off and are like silk to apply on your eye lids!

Have a look at some of the smokey eyes I can create with this palette!

Look 1:

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African violet, Chocolate, cafe au lait

LOOK 2:

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Plum smoke, cafe au lait, coffee ground, rich coffee

Look 3:

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Sable, deep night

I picked mine up from House of Fraser but it was limited edition! I have a feeling it’ll be out again soon though!

All in all, Laura Mercier eye shadows are AMAZEBALLS!

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