Thursday, 20 July 2017

Beauty Wish List #8

Hello everyone!

My last wish list was at the end of June, so it hasn't actually been that long! However, I thought that it would be the perfect time to do another one as there have been a few makeup releases recently.

Dose Of Colours Supreme Glow Highlighter in Milk N Honey (£24.50):
I was browsing the Beauty Bay 'what's new' section when I came across a range of highlighters from Dose Of Colours. The shade Milk N Honey really caught my attention as it's a gorgeous gold shade, which I tend to go for on an everyday basis. From the name it is obvious that this highlighter is very blinding, and I love a stand out highlighter, so I definitely want to try one out for myself. 

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Summer Chrome Range (£12.00 to £25.50):
I couldn't choose just one Jeffree Star Cosmetics Summer Chrome product to talk about in this post, so I am going to be talking about a few of them. The new Summer range looks absolutely amazing and I love the chrome packaging. The Skin Frosts in Snowcone and Crystal Ball are both very pretty shades, but I don't know whether I would get a great deal of use from them. However, the Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Hunty and Family Jewels are definitely shades that I would wear everyday. Family Jewels looks very similar to the JSC X Manny MUA Daddy lipstick, which I own, and I love Daddy so I can already tell that I will love Family Jewels. I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks and don't really wear regular lipsticks that often anymore, but Birthday Suit is a lovely shade if you are looking for a very wearable lipstick. The final product from the Summer Chrome range that I really want to try is the Watermelon Gum Lip Scrub. I have seen so many people raving about these lip scrubs as they prep the lips perfectly for a matte lipstick. 

Laura Geller Iconic New York Collection Uptown Chic Eye Shadow Palette (£34.00):
In my last beauty wish list post I mentioned a gorgeous Laura Geller highlighter, and in this post it's all about their new eye shadow palette! This palette has some beautiful shades in it; and they are definitely ones which I would use on a day to day basis. There are a mixture of matte, shimmer and metallic shades in this palette; all of which are neutral. You do get 12 shadows in this palette, so it works out as just under £3 per shadow. Obviously it is on the pricier side but I have heard great things about these high quality shadows. Let me know if you have tried this palette as I am really interested in hearing how it performs:) 

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Chasing The Sun Collection (£4.99) to (£7.49):
Tanya Burr has an exciting new release which consists of 8 new products. I have only ever tried one or two products from Tanya Burr Cosmetics before, but I have loved everything that I have tried. This range contains two contour sticks; the light shade looks perfect for my skin tone. There are also three illuminating powders in the collection as well as three lip balms. The Champagne Illuminating Powder looks gorgeous and the Blackberry Coulis Lip Balm seems to be a lovely berry shade. I think that it is great that this range is so affordable but everything looks really nice and the packaging is lovely too. 

Zoella Beauty Jelly & Gelato Collection (£3.75 to £10.50):
When I saw Zoella release a new beauty range I was immediately so excited. I love Zoella's beauty products so I am no doubt going to love her new range too. The packaging on all of these products is so cute and very photogenic. I am not going to go on about this range any longer though because it is very clear that I want everything from the range!

As always, leave a comment telling me what's on your beauty wish list!

Shop this post: Dose Of Colours Supreme Glow Highlighter in Milk N Honey (£24.50) // Jeffree Star Summer Chrome Skin Frosts (£25.50 each) // Jeffree Star Summer Chrome Velour Liquid Lipsticks (£16.00 each) // Jeffree Star Summer Chrome Lip Ammunition (£16.00 each) // Jeffree Star Summer Chrome Velour Lip Scrub (£12.00 each) // Laura Geller Iconic New York Collection Uptown Chic Eye Shadow Palette (£34.00) // Tanya Burr Cosmetics Chasing The Sun Contour Stick (£6.99) // Tanya Burr Cosmetics Chasing The Sun Champagne Illuminating Powder (£7.49) // Tanya Burr Cosmetics Chasing The Sun Blackberry Coulis Lip Balm (£4.99) // Zoella Beauty Jelly & Gelato Collection (£3.75 to £10.50)

Until next time,
Emily xo

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

What's In My Carry On?!

Hello everyone!

With my holiday fast approaching I have been gathering together everything that I am going to be taking with me. I have packed my carry on, which is the handbag I am going to be taking with me on the plane, and I am now going to share with you everything inside it.

My carry on is from River Island and the inside is divided into two separate compartments. The two compartments are great because it means I will be able to pick out specific things without having to search through the whole contents of my bag.

On one side of my bag I have my Michael Kors purse, phone, passport and sunglasses which are from River Island.

On the other side of the bag I have a Jack Wills bag with some basic essentials inside. I also have my makeup bag inside (see what's in it here) because I could not bear to lose it! The first thing I have inside the Jack Wills bag is a hand sanitiser as planes are full of germs and it's always nice to clean your hands now and again. I also have a lip balm in the bag because my lips are generally dry so I always have a lip balm on hand. Finally I have a Garnier Micellar Water, some cotton pads to use the micellar water with and a mini spray on sun lotion. When I get off the plane I might want to apply some SPF so I thought that this mini spray on bottle would be perfect for in my carry on as I will be bringing a larger bottle in my suitcase.

Those are all of the things I am going to be taking in my carry on! Let me know what your in flight essentials are:)

Shop this post: River Island White Snake Print Handbag (SOLD OUT) // Michael Kors Saffiano Leather Black Wallet (£135.00) // River Island Rose Gold Cat Eye Mirror Sunglasses (£14.00) // Jack Wills Black Makeup Bag (SOLD OUT) // Cuticura Hand Sanitiser (£1.55) // Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm (£1.65) // Garnier Pure Active Micellar Water 400ml (£4.99) // Boots Oval Pads (£1.89) // Soltan Spray Lotion 75ml (£4.00)

Until next time,
Emily xo

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Everyday Makeup Brushes

Hello everyone!

In today's blog post I am going to be sharing my favourite makeup brushes which I use for my everyday makeup.

I believe that the key to good makeup is having good brushes. All of the brushes I am going to be talking about today enable me to apply my makeup well and are all of a very high quality.

Primer: Real Techniques Stippling Brush 
I know it's weird, but I like to apply my primer with a brush as I really don't like touching my face with my hands as I feel like that just spreads germs and bacteria around the face. Real Techniques brushes in general are of a really good quality and the bristles are really soft. I am yet to come across a brush which I don't like from them! 

Foundation: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge or Morphe Angled Buffer Brush
Recently I have found myself switching between a makeup sponge and a makeup brush. There was a time when I would only use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush for my foundation, but I have since moved on from that! I love to use the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge damp on days when I want a dewy finish to my foundation, and on days when I want a heavy full coverage makeup look I use the Morphe Angled Buffer Brush. I have only just started using Morphe brushes a few weeks ago but I am already loving them, I cannot believe I never tried them sooner to be honest. 

Concealer: Real Techniques Foundation Brush
I generally use my makeup sponge or brush depending on what I have applied my foundation with, but I also like to use a smaller brush for covering up blemishes. To do this I like the Real Techniques Foundation Brush, which I would never actually use for foundation as it is far too small and would take ages to apply. I like that the brush is tapered so that it can easily fit in crevices on the face such as around the nose. 

Powder: Real Techniques Bold Metals Arched Powder Brush
I like a big fluffy blush to apply my powder with, my favourite being the Real Techniques Bold Metals Arched Powder Brush. I love the Bold Metals range as the brushes feel really luxurious and look gorgeous. I received this brush in a gift set as Christmas, so it's not available at the moment, but there is a similar one that probably does the same job so I will link that at the end of this post. The original Real Techniques Powder Brush is also nice but I prefer the Bold Metals one as it is a lot more dense and therefore gives a full coverage finish. 

Eye Shadow: Real Techniques, Morphe & Urban Decay
I use a whole mix of brushes to do my eye makeup, so I am just going to mention a few of the essentials for me personally. The first brush I love for my eye makeup is the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush. This brush is great for applying shadow all over the lid but it's also great for blending in the crease. I also love the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush and Bold Metals Oval Shadow brush as these make great fluffy blending brushes too. The Morphe Pointed Brush from the Deluxe Contour Kit and the Real Techniques Bold Metals Pointed Crease Brush are both great for adding detailing to eye looks and packing on colour. Finally I just wanted to give a mention to Urban Decay brushes, usually double ended, which you get with their eye shadow palettes. I use this brushes quite a lot because they are really soft, plus double ended brushes are perfect for travelling:)


Bronzer: Real Techniques Blush Brush
To bronze up my temples I like to take a fluffy brush such as the Real Techniques Blush Brush, and that just evenly distributes the product around my face. The reason I prefer a fluffier brush as opposed to a denser brush is because it leaves a natural looking bronze to the skin without looking too artificial. 

Contour: Real Techniques Contour Brush, Makeup Revolution Oval Cheek Brush & Real Techniques Sculpting Brush
When it comes to contour I use a few different brushes to achieve a defined, flawless finish. To apply my contour shade I used to use the Real Techniques Contour Brush religiously, but I have recently started using the Makeup Revolution Oval Cheek Brush as it is the perfect size! I then blend out my contour using the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush, and as it is very dense it creates an airbrush effect finish. 

Highlight: Morphe M496 Mini Fan Brush, B. Cosmetics Fan Brush & Real Techniques Bold Metals Tapered Blush Brush
I generally use three brushes to apply my highlight. I always use the Morphe M496 Mini Fan Brush as it is the perfect little size for applying highlighter under the brow and on the cupids bow. I then rotate between the B. Cosmetics Fan Brush and Real Techniques Bold Metals Tapered Blush Brush when it comes to applying highlighter on the rest of the face. I find that the Real Techniques brush allows me to pack highlighter on therefore giving a more intense highlighted look, whereas the fan brush is great if you just want to add a light glow without looking too intense or glowy. 


This post made me realise that I have SO many other brushes that I really don't use that often, so I am definitely going to have a clear out soon! If you would like to see how I was my makeup brushes then you can click here. What are your favourite makeup brushes? 

Shop this post: Real Techniques Stippling Brush (£11.99) // Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99) // Morphe Angled Buffer Brush (£20.50, sold as part of set) // Real Techniques Foundation Brush (£21.99, sold as part of core collection set) // Real Techniques Bold Metals Arched Powder Brush (£22.00) // Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush (£21.99, sold as part of starter set) // Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush (£21.99, sold as part of starter set) // Real Techniques Bold Metals Oval Shadow Brush (£15.00) // Morphe Pointed Brush (£20.50, sold as part of set) // Real Techniques Bold Metals Pointed Crease Brush (£12.00) // Real Techniques Blush Brush (£9.99) // Real Techniques Contour Brush (£21.99, sold as part of core collection set) // Makeup Revolution Oval Cheek Brush (£2.50) // Real Techniques Sculpting Brush (£9.99) // Morphe M496 Mini Fan Brush (£3.00) // B. Cosmetics Fan Brush (£7.99) // Real Techniques Bold Metals Tapered Blush Brush (£19.00) 

Until next time,
Emily xo 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?!

Hello everyone!

In today's post I am going to be sharing with you all of the makeup I like to take on holiday with me. I am one of those types of people who like to take a great big bag of makeup with me on holiday, but I have tried to condense it down as much as possible. I do like to take a lot of different options with me on holiday, as evident from this post, because you never know what you're going to need whilst you're away! And chances are, if I don't take it then I probably will need it!

Primer: Benefit Porefessional
A good primer is a must have when you're going on holiday! I need my makeup to last all day in the heat, so I am obviously going to be taking the Porefessional. I have used this primer for such a long time and it has never let me down. 

Foundation: LA Girl Pro Coverage HD & Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr
Like I mentioned earlier, I like to take options when I go on holiday. I am going to be taking both the LA Girl Pro Coverage foundation and the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr foundation. Both are great foundations on their own, but mixing them gives the best formula and best shade for me. I love both of these foundations for different reasons; the LA Girl foundation is really dewy and the Rimmel foundation is very full coverage and long lasting. 

Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection
I am also going to be taking the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer as I love applying this under my eyes. I have the shade Fair 01 which is perfect for brightening. The foundation combination I am taking is really full coverage so I like to use this concealer for highlighting purposes rather than concealing purposes. 

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte
To keep shine at bay I am going to be bringing along a long time favourite of mine; the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I think that this powder is brilliant for mattifying my face and it enables my makeup to last well all day. I cannot count how many times I have repurchased this powder, I have to have one in my handbag at all times! 

Eye Shadow: Collection Nude Bronze Palette
When I am on holiday I am not going to be doing anything too special with my makeup but I still want to take a small eye shadow palette. I didn't want to take a really expensive eye shadow palette with me because there is a risk that it could get broken in transit, so I bought this really affordable one to take with me. I have two of these Collection palettes and I love them as the shades are really pigmented and easy to blend. I already know that I am going to be able to create some lovely eye looks with this palette whilst I am on holiday:) 

Mascara: Benefit Roller Lash
I recently rediscovered the Benefit Roller Lash mascara and I will be taking it with me on holiday because it makes my lashes look amazing but it also lasts all day. Benefit mascaras in general last really well on the lashes and they can actually be quite tricky to remove at the end of the day; but that can also be a good thing as it means they won't be melting off or smudging throughout the day. 

Contour & Highlight: Maybelline Master Sculpt Duo
When travelling it is important to save space in your luggage. I am going to be taking the Maybelline Master Sculpt duo which includes a contour shade and a highlight; so it won't take up as much space as two separate products would. I actually haven't used this little duo in a while but I will definitely get a lot of use from it on holiday. 

Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow
I like to apply a brow gel to my brows, rather than fill them in. I am taking the Benefit Gimme Brow brow gel which tints my brow hairs and sets my brows in place. I have tried a number of brow gels and brow mascaras and this is the only one which I have been 100% satisfied with. 

Lips: GOSH Velvet Touch in Antique & MUA Matte in Totally Nude and Fancy Fawn
I like to change up my lip products so I am going to be taking a few different options. The first lipstick I am going to be taking is the GOSH Velvet Touch Matte lipstick in the shade 003 Antique. This is a gorgeous dark brown shade and is one of my favourite matte lipsticks ever. I am also going to be taking two MUA Matte Lipsticks in the shades Totally Nude and Fancy Fawn. As you can tell I love a good nude matte lipstick, which is why I am taking three! 


I hope that you enjoyed finding out what's in my makeup bag which I take on holiday. I will be doing a few more travel and holiday related posts in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for those!

Shop this post: Benefit Porefessional Primer (£26.00) // LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Foundation (£11.00) // Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation (£7.99) // Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) // Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (£3.99) // Collection Nude Bronze Eye Shadow Palette (£3.99) // Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (£20.50) // Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Duo (£7.99) // Benefit Gimme Brow (£20.00) // GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick in 003 Antique (£7.99) // MUA Matte Lipstick in Totally Nude (£1.00) // MUA Matte Lipstick in Fancy Fawn (£1.00)

Until next time,

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Prom Makeup Look 2017

Hello everyone!

It's prom season and today I am going to be sharing with you a glam makeup look which would be perfect for prom.

Primer: Benefit Porefessional
I started by prepping my face with the Porefessional, which I have been using religiously for about 3 years now. I'm sure you all know by now but this gives the perfect base for makeup as it smooths out the skin and minimises shine at the same time. 

Foundation: Kat Von D Lock It (Neutral Light 42) & LA Girl Pro Coverage HD (Fair)
To create my perfect foundation shade I mixed a Kat Von D foundation and LA Girl foundation together. I love this combination because it gives really good coverage, lasts well on the skin and makes my skin look really glowy. 

Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection (Fair 01)
I then took the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which is great for covering dark under eye circles. The foundation combination is flawless anyway, but this concealer brightens the eye area and makes me look wide awake. 

Powder: Kat Von D Lock It Loose Powder (Translucent)
To set my base makeup in place I used my new favourite loose powder from Kat Von D. I like to take this powder on a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and bake my face with it. If you don't know what baking is; I basically pat this powder on my chin, under eye area, forehead and nose. I then brushed away any excess powder once I had did my eye makeup. I am a big fan of this powder as it is really lightweight on the skin and blurs out any imperfections. 

Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
Onto my eye makeup, I decided to go for a smoky eye look using one of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. First of all I took the shade Combust from the Naked Smoky palette and blended it into the crease of my eye. Combust is a really nice transition shade and helps to blend all of my eye shadows together nicely. I then took Whiskey with a very light hand to ever so slightly deepen the crease and outer corner. Next I used Smolder which is a really pretty purple shade, and I applied that to the outer corner and half way across the lid. Finally I took the shade High, which is a gorgeous shimmery shade, and applied that to the inner corner and centre of the lid. Once I was happy with the way my eye makeup was looking I took a clean blending brush just to blend everything together and soften the edges. 


Mascara: Benefit Roller Lash
For mascara I have been loving Roller Lash. I recently re discovered this and I have been using it everyday ever since. It leaves my lashes really long and black; and does not budge at all throughout the day. I love Benefit mascaras in general because they all seem to last really well and both Roller Lash and They're Real give my lashes tons of volume and length. 

Contour: Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
My go to contour palette for the last 6 months has been the Shade & Light palette, I absolutely love it! I have hit pan on the banana powder shade and I have almost hit pan on my favourite contour shade too. I love this palette because the shades are really easy to blend and look flawless on the skin. I will definitely be repurchasing this palette very soon:) 


Highlight: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
I applied the first and second shades in the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette to the top of my cheekbones, nose and cupids bow. The shades in this palette are so pigmented and creamy, and I love how glowy they make my skin look. I highly rate this palette! 


Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow 
I like to keep my brows looking quite natural so I just brushed through them using a brow gel. I used the Benefit Gimme Brow and this adds just the right amount of pigment to my brows. It also helps to set them into place so I don't develop any stray hairs throughout the day. 

Lips: GOSH Velvet Touch Matte in Antique 003
Choosing a lip product was probably the hardest decision I had to make for this makeup look. I finally decided to go with a GOSH lipstick in the shade Antique. I love this shade because you can build up the colour and it has a matte finish, which is my favourite type of lipstick finish! 

Setting Spray: Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control
To finish off the makeup look I obviously had to set my face with a setting spray. I went with the Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control fixing mist. I have been using this setting spray for a few weeks now and I have definitely noticed a difference in how my makeup lasts. I like my makeup to be quite matte, and this helps to mattify my skin and keep shine at bay.


The finished look- don't mind my sunburn!!

I hope that you enjoyed this prom makeup look! Let me know what your go to prom makeup look would be:)

Shop this post: Benefit Porefessional Primer (£26.00) // Kat Von D Lock It Foundation (£27.00) // LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Foundation (£11.00) // Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) // Kat Von D Lock It Loose Powder (£22.00) // Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette (£39.50) // Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (£20.50) // Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette (£37.00) // Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (£59.00) // Benefit Gimme Brow (£20.00) // GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick in Antique 003 (£7.99) // Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Setting Spray (£5.00)

Until next time,
Emily xo 
 

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