August Glossy Box


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This months Glossy Box has arrived and the theme is High Flyers! All products are under 100ml so perfect for flying and they’re all things to give yourself a super quick pep when you’re away and don’t have time for age long beauty treatments!

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Océane Make up Remover Pen

This is basically what every woman thinks about wanting but it hasn’t been invented until NOW! This is a makeup remover pen which basically has liquid inside the pen and you can use the nib to remove makeup precisely! It comes with 3 extra nibs and it really helped remove those mistakes that happen with eyeshadows, liners and lipsticks!

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Tresemme 60 second treatment shot
I haven’t yet tried this because its not something which appealed to me straight away if I’m honest! I don’t usually use stuff like this is in my hair, simply because I don’t feel I need it! However, this is supposed to make your hair feel silky smooth after using and because it’s 60 second, it’s quick!

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Emite Makeup Eye lash Curler
I was so surprised to see an eyelash curler in my Glossy Box this month! It even comes with three changeable rubber pads! It feels really sturdy because the mechanism is stiff and the actual curler area is super long so will grab every eye lash and it gives lashes a really right curl!

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Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 eyeliner & shadow
When I saw this, I was so happy! Every Jelly Pong Pong item I receive is always really nice! I love this one too! I like the fact that you can use this as an eye shadow and eye liner! This really does create a smooth and even line and when used as an eye shadow, it’s blend able. However, it’s not that easy to smudge and I found that it creased after some time! I think with a good primer and a shadow on the top, it’ll last!

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Urban Veda Purifying Day Cream
I’ve saved the best until last! I absolutely love this day cream! It has a matte finish, feels cold after applying and is so lightweight! Also, it’s so inexpensive that I’m definitely going to purchase it!

I really liked this month’s Glossy Box! There were 4 full sized products in here and more importantly a product which I am so in love with that I’ve recommended it to two other people already and they’ll be purchasing it too! All the products were really nice to use and fit in the ‘High Flyers’ theme really well!

GlossyBox is £10 a month (£2.95 p&p)

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Return of the Haul!


I’m baaaaaaack!!

I know I promised you guys a blog post on Saturday but I got REEEEAL busy so I’ll make up for it my lovelies!!!

With the end of the month near, I decided to do a little bit of shopping and picked up some.. Expensive purchases! I went to a flash place so the stuff I got was extortionately priced!

I’m really happy with the things I got! They’re what I’ve been wanting for a while so I’m glad I got them!!

The first thing I had on my agenda was.. RAY BAN’s! Now I’m not a fan of paying anything over £10 for a pair of shades but the cheap ones I get break do easily! With sunglasses I’ve learnt, paying more helps! I went to Westfield in Shepherds Bush and they have a small stall for Sunglasses Hut where we were served by a really helpful guy! He was mega helpful with all the sunglasses that I liked and what looked good! I’d wanted the Wayfarers for a while do decided to get the folding ones cause they’re so cool!

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Ray Ban Wayfarers £140

If you’re looking for an inexpensive pair, Urban Outfitters have a sale on their sunglasses and I got this pair similar to the Ray Bans for £10!

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Urban Outfitters £10

We then popped into boots and I forgot how many brands Boots actually have! The Boots stores in my area are small! I picked up the Smashbox Tinted Moisturiser because I loved the coverage amount! My skin has been really good (Alhumdolilah), even though I’ve treated it really bad! I haven’t been putting on face cream or taking off my make up properly! I know.. I’m a fool! But this stuff looks amazing! I got the colour light cause it was a PERFECT match! It looked like my skin!

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Smashbox tinted moisturiser in Light £19.50

I then bumped into the Yves Saint Laurent stand and just knew.. I needed a Rouge Volupte lipstick! I’m not the biggest fan of lipsticks but I had tried these a few times, tested them and put them back because of the price! This lipstick is AMAZING! The pigmentation is INCREDIBLE and it’s so moisturising! The only thing I would say is because its so creamy, it gets stuck in the cracks in your lips so ensure you exfoliate your lips before hand!

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YSL Rouge Volumpte lipstick in 1 nude beige £23

Next purchase was a whim! I saw a jewellery stand, loved the rings and got one! They’re we’re moderately priced because they had a 20% off sale but I think she should have been cheaper. I loved this trio set! It has 3 bands.. 1 gold, 1 rose gold and 1 silver which I think look beautiful together! The colours are fantastic and the gems in the band go all the way round! They look FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to do a manicure with them!

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David Deyong £100 (RRP (124.99)

Then I saw a chocolate stand! Omg.. She had macarons! I HAD to grab them! They looked amazing and I loved the colours so I grabbed a box of 6! I know they’re expensive but I loved one of the caramel truffles she handed over so I hope the macarons match!

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La Maison du Chocolat macarons £10.50

I then went to Kurt Geiger and saw so many shoes that I fell in love with! I decided to go against a BEAUTIFUL pair of shiny peep tie eels which had gorgeous studding! I then saw these star bracelets and thought they looked amazing and they looked like a really good size! I often buy jewellery if it looks as though it will fit my abnormally small wrists and fingers!

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Kurt Geiger bracelets £15/ £20

GLASSES MAKE UP!


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The worst thing in the world that could have happened, happened!!

All the contact lenses I had tore or got lost and I had no choice but to wear my glasses! This was a disaster for me because I never wear my glasses unless I’m at home and I hardly ever wear them with make up! Now I do love a good pair of glasses and I change them every year but I always thought hijab and glasses wasn’t a good look for me!

Obviously I was forced to wear them and in the morning, I had to think long and hard about the make up I wanted to do!

When wearing glasses, you have to try to define your face slightly more because a lot of it is being covered by a bulky piece! Contour is your best friend and you’ll have to invest some time in doing your eye make up so a little less sleep!

I love my naked palettes at the moment and I have both of them so I used a combination of colours! There are THOUSANDS of dupes for these colours! If you’re the kind of person who finds buying eye shadow disastrous because of the sheer amount of them, and would prefer to use the palette you’ve had for 15 years.. DON’T! BH cosmetics do a palette called the 120 palette which has.. 120 colours! You’ll never need another!

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Glasses can make your eyes seem really small so invest in eye liner and try to define your eyes! I used eye shadow on my top lash line because it feels a little more comfortable and, wears off a little bit better (doesn’t crack or smudge which I find so hard to wipe off). You can also apply eye liner to the bottom lash line because this will even out the balance of your eyes making them look less top heavy! However, don’t go overboard with the the liner because it will make your eyes look tiny and they’re already being magnified by your glasses!

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Use colours which aren’t too vibrant and stick to neutrals! You can of course do smokey looks with glasses on but save it for the evening time and during the day, stick to browns and neutral colours which compliment all eye colours and skin tones

If you have dark skin, use darker browns and gold for a spice of colour! Even copper gun metal colours will look fabulous with your sexy frames on!

Curl lashes!

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Eyebrows frame your face so, brush them through and fill them in a little if you need to!

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Apply a little more mascara than usual to add a little more femininity and to bring something 3D into your eyes which are usually flattened by glasses! If you have weak eye lashes, get some false eye lashes and cut them in half to add them JUST to the outer corner.

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Define the outer corners and add a little shimmer for dimension!

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Contour your cheeks! Try contouring from your mouth outwards rather than from your temple in, if you wear a scarf! Use a really small but fluffy brush (Real Techniques contour brush) and blend using your foundation brush!

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Keep checking how the make up looks with and without glasses on :)

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What I did:

Naked on the lid:

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Snakebite blended on outer corner for sheen

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Buck on the outer corner in a ‘V’ shape

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Blackout as the liner

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Virgin lightly pushed on the centre

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Urban decay Naked palette 1
Urban decay Naked palette 2
Real Techniques contour brush
Dirty Works dual ended eye brush
Scarf: Primark
Glasses: FCUK

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