Red Roulette


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For those of you who don’t know, red is my favourite colour and I LOVE red makeup on my skin tone! I don’t often wear red clothes but I always manage find a way to wear red somewhere on me! Take a look at my favourite red makeup products!

Revlon Lip Butter in ‘Cherry Tart’ – £5 (On offer at Superdrug right now with 3 for 2)

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When it comes to red lips, it’s a stark and sometimes outlandish thing to wear with a hijab so I find wearing a sheer wash of it on the lips is a nice way to pull it off. Lip butters have superb colour pay off and are super moisturising too! They don’t hurt the bank balance too much either!

Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss in ‘Golden Red’ – £15

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As well as sheer lipsticks, lip glosses are a nice way to wear red. This Elizabeth Arden red is a vibrant red with amazing gold glitter in it! It makes the red a little more subtle somehow and it makes your lips look incredible! This colour would suit most skin tones!

MAC blusher in ‘Frankly Scarlet’ – £18

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The scariest blush you’ve ever seen? I thought so too, until I tried it on and it blew me away! This was the second purchase I ever made from MAC and It’s one of my all time favourite MAC products! It creates an amazing flush to the cheeks but doesn’t look too much.. Just apply it with a light hand because it’s super pigmented! Darker skin..? This would look AMAZING on you!

MakeUp Geek Eyeshadow in ‘Razzleberry’ – £3.63

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MakeUp Geek eyeshadows are one of my favourite brands of eyeshadow! MAC quality for a fraction of the price! They’re super pigmented and this colour is amazing! It’s a reddish/ pink with gold glitter running through it! Notorious for being hard to wear on eyes, red isn’t the easiest colour to wear but experiment with it to see how it best suits you.

Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Sunset’ – £7.99

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I love Sleek palettes and this red-based palette makes wearing red eyeshadow so easy! The colours are mostly shimmery but there is a matte black. I love how the colour mix together to form new shades and how they look on their lonesome! I don’t use it a tonne during the summer but for some reason I love the way the colours look on pale winter skin!

Nails Inc. ‘Big Red Apple’ – £11.99
Rimmel 60 seconds ‘Double Decker Red’ – £3.69
Essie ‘Russian Roulette’ – £7.99

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My Top: Autumn Lipsticks


Autumn is all about dark and deep shades and there’s no better statement than to add that dark look on your lips! I love dark lips but am not always brave enough to rock them.. My mum however LOVES them on me! So don’t be afraid to ask other people’s opinions on how it looks on you, you might be surprised what they think!

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em>NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Monte Carlo’

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Amsterdam’

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Body ShopLipstick ’22’

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MAC Amplified Lipstick in ‘Dubonnet’

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No7 Sheer Temptation in ‘Bewitching’

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Maybelline Volume XL Seduction in ‘Berry Desirable’

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Bourjois Shine ’23’

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Ted Baker Lip Crayon

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Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in ‘Crush’
Béguin’

Top 5 Revlon products


When it comes to drugstore brands, there is one that that sticks out more than my others for having the best range of all types of products. Revlon excels in foundation (colour stay), lips (butters &lipsticks) and even eyes (grow luscious mascara). It seems as though everything they make, is a best seller.. I agree!

When it comes to lips, their lip butters are incredible! They are pigmented but sheer and they are super moisturising. Because they’re easy to glide on, you can stick these in your handbag and top up on the go. 2 of my favourite shades are the ones below:

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I’m also crazy about Revlon lipsticks! If you’re looking for MAC lipsticks but don’t want to pay as much for them, Revlon do some great ones and in tonnes of shades! You can often find dupes for colours and finishes that MAC have. This pink lipstick is my absolute fave! I love this colour which is a soft pink that looks really nice and neutral. I love building it up and even rubbing it in for less colour on those days where you want to wear little makeup. It’s super creamy and moisturising. It also wears off beautifully leaving a stain, rather than a scummy white like like some lipsticks do! ** beware.. If you have a moustache, this lipstick will for sure make it look prominent (a lesson learnt for me the hard way).

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These eyelashes believe it or not, were the first ever eyelashes I bought! I had worn false eyelashes before, after receiving them in monthly beauty boxes but I had never gone out to look for them until I found these! They are the best lashes I’ve ever tried! There are 4 in a pack and they’re well-priced. I love how natural they look on, how the end wings off but, not dramatically and I also like the thin band. I tried these lashes on many people and they all said they loved the way their lashes looked. If you wear fake eyelashes quite a lot, these are definitely super comfortable!

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* Here’s me wearing the lashes recently

Last but by no means least, a favourite product which I’m sure a tonne of people would agree with me on.. Nail varnishes! Revlon are renowned for their wide range of colours and they also have some good varieties too such as their ‘Top Speed’ and ‘Colourstay’ lines. I really like this pink colour shown below. The pink shade just screams summer! It’s one of those shades that adds a splash if colour without being too neon or daring. It’s a lovely coral pink shade. The consistency is so thick and gel like, that one coat usually does the job for me. It really does dry in no time and I’ve noticed how glossy it looks too!

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Top 5 summer pink lipsticks!


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Now that we’re in the middle of the summertime, it’s time to pull out our bright colours! Some people aren’t too confident in wearing bright clothing and they love a bright lip so here’s my favourite summertime pinks! Stay tuned in the next few days for my other favourite summer tones!

YSL Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick in 31 £21
A beautiful sheer hot pink colour that glosses wonderfully. Makes your lips look juicy and plumper

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Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon £20
A matte deep pink colour that looks lovely on any skin tone. Fairly natural but makes lips look plumper and really immaculate

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MAC Impassioned (amplified) £14
A vibrant coral pink with a satin finish. Like a less matte version of YSL lipstick. Really flattering bright pink colour.

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Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie £7.99
A smooth and moisturising pink shade. Although not uber sticky, glitter glistens beautifully in sunlight and is a lovely muted pink without being garish.

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Barry M in TMLP (turn my lips pink)
A melanin changing lip colour that adjusts differently on every person. It’s a moisturising pink colour that goes deeper as you do (when tanning etc) Lasts really well because it’s a stain.

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March beauty favourites!


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With the wonderful month of March back, I’m getting into the full spirit of Spring and there’s a few staple products that I’ve been using during last month! So I thought for the first day of Blogging April, I’d show you my beauty favourites!

Revlon Grow Luscious mascara is my favourite mascara for this month! It takes me around 2 months to finish off a mascara and I’ve been using this one on and off for the past 6 months! I opened it and instantly disliked it but after a week or two of using it I was like: “WOW”! This really does help to make your lashes look naturally longer! I’d suggest letting it dry out for a few months before using it because it feels very strange and unusually wet at first! The brush is HUGE too which causes a lot of mess on your eyelids but makes application so much quicker!

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance has been the best eye shadow primer I’ve used so far! I used Urban Decay Primer Potion for a little while and found that it felt the exact same as this one! But Too Faced lasts SOOO much longer during the day! I love using it by itself to stop my eyelids from getting oily and it does a fantastic job!

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Essie Muchi Muchi has been a must in my books! It’s the perfect soft and pastel pink for Spring! If you love your nails looking clean and natural without doing French tips, this nail varnish is the one for you! You can do so much with this in terms of nail art too!

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Sleek have my favourite eye shadow palettes by when they released their Blush by Three blushers, I grabbed the one I knew I’d use the most in Pink Spirit. The colours are as vivid as they look in the camera and all of the colours look fantastic however, I think the first and last colours look a little too similar when on the cheek.. But I like the fact you can use those two colours as contours and blushers and its a perfect 2 in 1 colour!

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Bioderma has been a staple in my cleansing routine! It takes off make up effortlessly and makes the end of a hard day that little bit easier! Happy days! It’s readily available in French Chemists and not so much in England but the rumour is, it’ll be arriving soon! It’s inexpensive and so effective even though it feels like water! A must!

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My top 10 lipsticks


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I was cleaning out my make up recently and wondered what lipsticks I wore the most and why.. Then lightbulb moment! I thought I’d share it with you!

I’ll tell you the three main factors I look for in lipsticks and I’ll rate my faves for you!

Moisturising: 1 to 5 (1 is worst, 5 is best)
Pigmentation: 1 to 5 (1 is worst, 5 is best)
Application: 1 to 5 (1 is worst, 5 is best)

MUA- Lipstick Shade 7 £1

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Moisturising: 3
Pigmentation: 4
Application: 2

Body Shop- Born Lippy lip balm in Pomegranate £3

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Moisturising: 5
Pigmentation: 2
Application: 5

Barry M- Lip paint in TMLP £4.49- Only available in store

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Moisturising: 4
Pigmentation: 5
Application: 5

Barbara Daly- Stay pout long lasting in Perfect £5.25

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Moisturising: 3
Pigmentation: 5
Application: 3

Revlon- Super lustrous in Pink in the afternoon £7.49

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Moisturising: 5
Pigmentation: 5
Application: 3

Revlon lip butter in Peach Parfait £7.99

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Moisturising: 4
Pigmentation: 4
Application: 3

No. 7- Sheer Temptation in Bewitched £9.50

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Moisturising: 4
Pigmentation: 3
Application: 5

MAC- Amplified lipstick in Cosmo £14

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Moisturising: 5
Pigmentation: 5
Application: 5

Christian Dior- Addict lipstick in Wild £24

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Moisturising: 5
Pigmentation: 4
Application: 5

Christian Dior- Rouge Allure in All star pink £25

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Moisturising: 3
Pigmentation: 3
Application: 5

Swatches:

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Christmas nails!!


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With the holiday season and so many preparations going on, the short days with daylight saving are proving no good for our nails!

I’ve always done my nails before I go to bed whilst I drink my hot chocolate and they always dry before I drift off to sleep, so I thought if show you guys how I do my nails tonight, preparing for all the events I have planned for the coming Christmas week!

You’ll need but a few tools and the process is simple and easy! Read until the end to see what my twist is on this pretty common nail look.

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One of the most common colours for Xmas time is red. But with so many people wearing black and elegant dark dresses, Grey is the perfect alternative to a normally common red colour. It looks good on even short nails as mine are and it’s so easy to wear, no matter what your skin tone. I love this shade called Hazy by Rimmel because its creamy and rich.. Plus it’s speed dry so perfect for using before bed so you don’t sleep and scratch it!

Here’s some easy to follow steps:
1. Use a nail file to clean your nails out of the grub like stuffing and cake.

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2. Cut your nails if you need to but personally I have never cut my nails and I only ever file them because nails get brittle when you cut them.

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3. File your nails to a shape which you like and for me that’s square shape because it makes your fingers look longer and slimmer. I like using metal files because they are so quick to use and don’t wear out.

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4. Lets start with the nail varnish and I always use a base coat! My favourite at the moment is the Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener because its a nice thin and shiny layer beneath your nails which works to make your nails stronger.. Perfect for my weak nails!

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5. The colour process begins! I start with a thin layer of colour and paint one whole hand and then move on to tj next, I then go on to the second layer after I’ve finished the other hand. Two coats is more than enough!

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*1 coat of nail varnish

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*2 coats of nail varnish

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*I like to cut my cotton buds/ cue tips in half to clean up my nails with

6. I then like to use a top coat because it helps to keep the polish on for longer. I got this Nails Inc. caviar top coat in a glossy box and like it because it dries fairly quickly and improves the longevity of my nail varnish for a few extra days which is perfect for someone like me.

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7. My twist.. GLITTER! Everyone loves glitter! And I love this glitter by Rimmel because its small and matches my nail varnish perfectly! By just adding this into the tip, it gives just a hint of sparkle without the whole BANG of disco ball ;) pun intended!

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And that’s it! Stick two coats of the glitter on though.. Because I like it doubled up..

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Nail cutter/ file
Sally Hanson miracle nail thickener
Revlon Hazy
Nails Inc. caviar topcoat
Rimmel Disco Ball

Lip stains!


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Now that it’s getting hotter and the summer days, although almost finished, are as heated as ever, the last thing you want is your gorgeous red lipstick to bleed everywhere! The solution.. STAINS!

Ok so I have a love/ hate relationship with them because they’re often too drying! But ever since I started carrying a make up bag, I pop my lip balm in my bag and top up whenever I need to! This ensures my lips don’t get dry! Also, during winter, your lips are more likely to be dryer and stains darken up in the chaps of your lips and I’m a fan of flawlessness! So no thanks to that! But in summer when you’re hydrated from swearing and your lips don’t dry as much, stains are your best friend! Here’s all the stains I have and my verdict!

Maybelline 18 hour colour stay:
This is one of those stains that come with a lip balm on the other end! I love the colour of this stain! The staying power is AMAZING! It doesn’t last 18 hours but will last you a whole school day/ work day! The only problem is that its SO drying! It feels like your have glue on your lips! It’s a nightmare to get off (cotton bud and baby oil usually does the trick)! But if you love something as strong as duct tape.. This is one is for you! P.S. the lip balm smells amazing! If they sold that alone, I’d get it in a flash!

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444 cosmic coral

Revlon just bitten kissable balm stains:
WHY DID THEY CALL IT SUCH A LOG NAME!!!??? I love Revlon’s lip products from their lipsticks (same quality as MAC), to their nail varnishes that miraculously never chip! When these stains came out I was so excited! I like stains but like I said, sometimes they’re too drying, so these seemed perfect! The balm wears off after a few hours but still last longer than most stains do! I love their existing colour range and it was hard to choose only a few colours but, I just wish they had more natural shades to choose from! Revlon.. Keep up the good work!

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010 darling cherie, 005 crush béguin

Maybelline colour sensational:
These smell absolutely divine! The colours are sheer but buildable! You can really layer them on to a create a desired effect! The colour range is pretty decent, although some natural colours would have been nice too! However.. That’s where the compliments end! The stains have a felt tip applicator! Now this is the best for stains, I find because it won’t clump up, it’s very precise and it’s not messy! But the nib wears out so quickly on this! Ive had my stains for a few months and you can see, it’s not doing well.. I don’t wear these everyday, so it should have lasted longer! The colour wears off after some time and I’m talking about.. Sip of water.. GONE! So has no staying power either! Really.. If you’re a model and only need this on for 1 shot.. Then this is for you! Otherwise uh uh!

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480 shy red, 150 tender rose

Body shop lip and cheek stain:
I go on about this all the time! I love this on the cheeks because it lasts so long! Honestly, I haven’t tried it on my lips for long enough to tell you what I think of it! I think I’ll find it too sheer for me! The colour didn’t show up well when I tried it once before! If you have very pale lips and want a hint of colour, this is perfect for you!

Revlon just bitten lip stains:
WOWOWOWOWOW! The staying power of this stain is incredible! It will literally last you the whole day! I remember when I needed to go out once, I wore this all night whilst I slept and when I woke up, it was STILL THERE and I didn’t need to too up for the rest of the day! The color range again is limited.. Perhaps I’m being bias that I want more colours because I’m a fan of stains! Nevertheless, this has amazing staying power and again has a lip balm on the end which I have to say isn’t the best! Carry round a lip balm of your own with this for sure though, because it’s very drying!

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Bodyshop 01, Revlon Passion

No matter what kind of make up look you’re going for, the matte finish on a stain will compliment your whole look! This is my whole collection os stains because I feel like the ones I have, do the job for all the events I usually go to! I think MAC should try to bring out some soon because lip stains are getting bigger and bigger!

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