Monday, 25 April 2016

My everyday makeup look

Today I thought I would show you what makeup I use on a daily basis and how I use them!
So the first product I use is the Boujois City Radiance foundation and I apply this with my Real Techniques Expert Face brush. This foundation is such a lovely medium coverage foundation; it has a dewy finish but can be mattified with powder (if I do use powder I use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, which works perfectly.). I definitely recommend this to someone looking for a new dewy foundation.

The next step in my makeup is filling in my eyebrow. I use the Natural Collection eyeshadow in the shade 'crushed walnut' this is the perfect shade for my eyebrows. My only flaw in this eyeshadow is that it is a little chalky, but for the price (£1.99) it is lovely. 

For my contour I use the Benefit 'Hoola' bronzer; this is my favourite bronzer out of all the ones I have tried. The shade is perfect, it blends beautifully and doesn't look muddy or orange at all. Even though this product is a high-end product and I believe it costs around £23/£24 it is definitely worth the money. For my highlight I use the MAC Mineralsied Skin Finish in the shade 'Soft and Gentle' i have fallen in love with this highlight, it produces such a natural glow to your cheeks and it so blendable. I apply this with the Real Techniques Setting brush which is a perfect size for highlight.

For my eyes, I first prime my eyes with the Urban Decay Primer Potion in the shade 'original'. This is amazing! It helps your eyeshadow last all day without any creasing, again it's fairly pricey at £16 but I definitely think it is worth it.  For my eyeshadow recently I have rediscovered my love for the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics palette, as you can see from the picture this palette is well loved and close to running out. I have been using 'frisk' all over my lid and then blend 'cover' into my crease, both eyeshadows are matte and very blendable. They produce a lovely natural everyday eye look.  I then apply the Collection Fast Stroke eyeliner to create a small wing to my look. I swear by this eyeliner and have repurchased it so many times and its such a great product for the price! Finally, for my eyes I apply the Natural Collection mascara in 'lash length', again I think this mascara is extremely underrated and I wonderful product for £1.99. 

Then finally I use the Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker lipstick in the shade 'super nude'. This is a matte lipstick that is in a lovely peachy nude shade. The only downside to this product is that it is quite drying on the lips but this is expected with a matte lipstick. However, apart from that, it is a lovely shade that lasts a good amount of time before I have to reapply it.

So they are all the main products I use on an everyday basis. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Getting to know me!

In today's post, I thought I would introduce myself and let you get to know me through various questions off different get to know me tags! 

What is your name and how old are you?
My name is Becky. I'm 17, however, my 18th birthday is a matter of days away (May 9th) and I've never been more excited for a birthday before.

What will this blog be about?
This blog will be mainly beauty and lifestyle as that is what I'm interested in most, but I'm still interested in fashion so be prepared for some more fashion styled post now and then.

What do you plan to do in the future?
I have no idea, there are certain things I wouldn't mind doing but nothing that excites me so much that I want to do for the next 60 years. 

What are you currently doing?
I am an A-level student, but only for the next two months or so, which is a terrifying thought! I do also have two jobs, one in a cafe and the other at Pizza Hut.

What are your hobbies?
I have a strong interest in photography, yet I'm still quite new to it all, so you'll have to bare with me. I also really like blogging. This is only my second post so you may be thinking how can it be a hobby? But I have been blogging for years on multiple blogs. Unfortunately, the only blog posts that still remain is this one and one from 2012/2013 which is extremely embarrassing.

What is your favourite social media platform?
My favourite social media platform is definitely Instagram; I rarely use the others. I try to post to Instagram as much as possible and I definitely am a feed perfectionist. However, my Instagram (bxckymxrris) is looking very sorry for its self right now as I have created a new one to post photos surrounding my blog.

How often do you plan to post?
I am going to aim to post at least one post a week, but hopefully more than that.  

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed! I also hope you learned a little more about me and what this blog will be about!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Makeup Haul | Feel Unique & MAC

Feel unique is a website that I've heard about but I never really looked on until I was given a 15% off voucher, so I was intrigued and decided to take a look. It is filled with pages and pages of makeup heaven, with hundreds of brands, so if you are looking for somewhere to browse for makeup I definitely recommend Feel Unique (not sponsored, I promise!).

The first thing I purchased was a new foundation, as this was the main reason I was buying makeup in the first place. I was previously using the beloved Rimmel Match Perfection foundation, but instead of repurchasing that I thought I would try something new and recently I had heard a lot about the new bourjois city radiance foundation. I have tried this foundation a couple of times now and I agree it is lovely, the colour is a perfect match to my skin (02 vanilla) and it is a good coverage foundation, I'd say medium coverage! So if you are looking for a new foundation I would recommend. It is priced at £9.99. 

The next makeup product was the l'oreal infallible fixing mist, I decided to purchase this as I have wanted the urban decay setting spray for months, but I could not bring myself to spend £22 on it, so I decided to try and find a cheaper alternative and I have heard a lot about this from other girls blogs and youtube that I thought I'd try it out. I have used it for a couple of days and can definitely notice a difference in how my makeup lasts throughout the day, however, this does give a matte finish to your face so if you're more into a dewy look then I wouldn't recommend this for you! This is considerably cheaper than the urban decay one as it only £7.99.

I did, however, decide to buy the urban decay primer potion (original) as I have also wanted to buy this for years, but yet the £16 has put me off, however, I decided to just treat myself and purchase it as I have tried a sample in the past and fell in love with it, and no other has compared. It helps keep your eyeshadow on all day and without a crease in sight. 

With an order a while ago from boohoo or missguided, one of the two. I received a code that meant I was able to get a makeup brush set worth £24 for free, so I couldn't pass up on that offer. It is the U Luxe Feel Unique brush set it comes with four brushes. I was most interested in the contour brush, which is super soft and a great brush, however, the brushes do appear to look quite cheap but for free they are decent quality. 

The final thing I got was from MAC, a brand I usually stay away from due to testing on animals, however, there have been many debates on whether MAC actually tests on animals or not and I don't know what to believe. However, I have been looking at the MAC soft and gentle highlighter for years, as Sprinkle of Glitter used to swear by it, and as my other highlighter was running out I decided to again treat myself and I do not regret it, it is such a beautiful highlighter.  This highlighter does cost £24, but it worth every penny. It also came with a free sample of the prep + prime face primer by MAC, which I am yet to try but will definitely let you know if I like it in a future post.

So that is everything makeup related that I have bought recently and I hope you enjoyed reading!