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Winter Makeup Look.

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This photo is a little crappy but I messed around with a golden shimmering eye today with a bold red lip, perfect for winter!

Here’s what I wore:

Face: Baby skin primer, NARS sheer glow foundation in mont blonc, wake me up concealer, rimmel london blush, maybelline contour, rimmel london stay matte powder.

Eyes: soap and glory eyebrow kit, No7 eyeshadow palette, soap and glory cat eye eyeliner, maybelline lash sensational mascara.

Lips: MAC lip liner cherry, Rimmel london kate moss lipstick 107.

Sorry for the bad post, I’ll impove it tomorrow but I’m really not feeling good right now. Till tomorrow,

Abby x

 

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Saturday Shopping.

I went shopping for the first time in a while.. not good!

I’m going on a 2 day excursion to Kent and London on Monday and Tuesday and so new purchases are a must. I didn’t get too much so I did pretty good, well done to me!

From Boohoo.com:

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I got a black lace bodysuit (£18) to wear for a night out on Monday in Kent, you’ll find out where I’m going in tomorrows post. Very exciting event, trust me!

From Primark:

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I got a scarf for £4, a cute little hat for £2 and some PJ pants for £6. (I highly recommend these, they are super cheap and comfy!)

Last but not least, from New Look:

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I got a black velvet choker for £2.99 to wear with the bodysuit on Monday, a rusty burnt out red/ orange colour blouse for Tuesday £17.99 and a new winter coat for £49.99 (the most expensive purchase I’ve made in a while but worth it, I love it!)

That’s all I got today clothes wise, I also got some travel sized toothpaste, deodorant and dry shampoo etc but thats boring, surely you don’t want to read about which toothpaste I use haha.

Till next time,

Abby x

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My Skincare Routine.

I didn’t post much this week because I had a lot of work for sixth form to do, sorry about that.

For the past 4 years or so I’ve struggled with acne and scarring which has really affected my self confidence. I’d tried everything to try and clear up my skin but nothing (and I mean nothing) seemed to work.. at all.

I really was starting to just accept that I’d have bad skin for the rest of my life until I spotted something that I hadn’t tried before. Bearing in mind that this was 4 years after I’d started to get acne, I was desperate. I ordered a set of skincare items from AVON, which I had completely forgot existed and decided that this was the last straw, after this I was giving up.

These are the products that I ordered in June 2016:

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AVON clearskin professional deep pore cleansing scrub, AVON clearskin clarifying toner pads, AVON clearskin professional daily correcting lotion, AVON clearskin blemish clearing overnight treatment.

Its now 5 months down the line and my skin is essentially clear. I rarely get big blemishes the way I used to, no more scarring, no more dry patches and no more lack of self confidence. I can now leave the house without makeup on and not care which is a huge deal for me. I couldn’t recommend these products more, especially if you have had similar problems to me.

I use these products 6 out of 7 days a week and they have worked wonders for my skin, I feel like a new person. You can order them from the AVON website.

(I was not paid to say any of this, these are my honest opinions and they are genuinely products that I have bought and used for the past 5 months and will continue to use).

I will be sure to do an updated routine if it happens to change, till next time

Abby x

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My favourite drugstore, affordable makeup.

I am absolutely sick of watching makeup tutorials and reading blog posts on ‘how to achieve this makeup look’ that only include high end and very expensive products. I come from a little village in the North East of England and moneys tight around here, I am currently an unemployed student who can hardly afford the bloody bus fare never mind Chanel or Dior makeup products.

Boots is my go to for makeup and I do tend to stick to what I know in there. I buy a lot of makeup products from the same brands and repurchase products that I like and I want to be more adventurous but that’s hard to do when you don’t have the money to risk it. I decided to show you some of my favourite (and good value for money) products from the drugstores for anyone who may be in a similar situation to me and needs to have faith in a product before spending, enjoy 🙂

*ALL PRODUCTS £10 OR UNDER* WOOO

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Rimmel London wake me up concealer £5.49, L’Oreal Paris true match foundation £9.99

These two products are my holy grail!! Although I rarely wear foundation now (because foundation + travelling on public transport + sixth form etc doesn’t mix well with foundation for me), I always wear this concealer when I leave the house. Both are super easy to blend and have good, medium wear coverage. The concealer is extremely good for dark circles and blemishes, its by far my most repurchased makeup product, I can’t imagine me loving another any more than I love this. The foundation is a great base for makeup and feels super light so you barely even realise its there but still gives good coverage.

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Rimmel London stay matte pressed powder £3.99

This is by far the best drugstore powder I’ve ever tested, again it is one of my most repurchased products. This powder is enough on its own to give a light to medium coverage but I mainly use it to set foundation and concealer, paired with these it gives your skin a really velvety feel and very rarely needs topped up, it lasts me all day at sixth form.

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Rimmel London lasting finish soft colour blush 020 pink rose £3.99, Maybelline master sculpt 02 medium/ dark £6.99

I use this for blush and contour on my cheek bones. What I love about these products is how long they last. I’ve had both for over a year and used both almost every day, both still have loads of product left and have really nice colours. The blush is a beautiful colour and is nicely pigmented so that a little goes a long way. The contour is super easy to use andd very little product is needed to give a good effect (seriously only use a little, its super pigmented!!). Overall, I would recommend these 100% especially for beginners as they are so super easy to use.

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Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser primer £7.99

Apologies for the bad picture, I thought it was in focus. This is amazing, like the others it lasts super long. I’ve been using this one since June and there’s still a long way to go, and this is used every day. Sometimes I use this with no other makeup to even out my skin and get rid of pores, it does far more than that. It makes my skin look and feel flawless and is an amazing base for foundation, my makeup lasts all day with this on. For a cheaper product this works wonders.

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Rimmel London brow this way eyebrow gel £3.99, Soap and Glory brow archery £10

These products are my go to for my eyebrows, both are super easy to use and give long lasting results. I apply the brow archery first, I use the pencil side of it first, filling any sparse areas of my eyebrows and giving a faint outline to them. I then use the felt tip/ tint side to draw the ends of my eyebrows, elongating them slightly and giving them a more precise finish. This is my favourite eyebrow product, my only concern is that the felt tip end can dry out easily so it doesn’t last quite as long as other products. I use brow this way afterwards to smooth down any rogue hairs and neaten them up slightly, some days this is needed more than others.

IMG_4897[1].JPGMaybelline lash sensational mascara £7.99 , Soap and Glory supercat eyeliner £6

I was genuinely surprised when I first tried this mascara, I didn’t think it would work very well at all but it works incredibly well and I prefer it other high end mascaras that I’ve tried in the past. Lots of volume, length and it doesn’t lose its shape throughout the day. The eyeliner is a felt tip, mainly because I’m useless at applying it and gen liners are my worst nightmare. This is really easy to apply (even I can do it and I’m useless!) It may take me a while to even out because of my jittery hands but the product itself is amazing and good quality for money, well worth the investment.

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No7 eyeshadow palette £10

Unfortunately this doesn’t have a specific product title so i don’t know exactly what it’s called but the No7 eyeshadows have great pigmentation and are super easy to blend so I recommend them all anyways. This specific palette was a gift for Christmas and with it creeping up to us once again I’ve whipped this back out and the warm colours and shimmer is appearing once again. I love this palette a lot so if you find any similar please let me know! This is a really nice alternative to the really expensive ones from places like Urban Decay and probable better quality for money.

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Rimmel London lasting finish by Kate Moss 107 £5.49 , Bourjois Rouge edition velvet 10 don’t pink of it £8.99

107 is a really nice dark red lip especially for Autumn and Winter, I love it for a night out or a day in town with friends. It is a little drying so chapstick should be applied before and after wearing it but the colour is lovely and lasts a long time, definitely worth trying out. The Bourjois liquid lipstick is amazing, the colour is a super subtle pink and the product itself leaves your lips feeling super velvety and soft, no chapstick needed (in fact I think I used this as chapstick one time when I was desperate!) Both are lovely colours and products which in the future, I hope to try more shades of. For sure worth the money, both are pretty cheap.

Hope you enjoyed this, if you try any out or have any other suggestions please leave a comment below, as I said before, all products mentioned for £10 or less and are all great quality so if you’re not sure whether or not to try some of this stuff out, I say go for it!

Till next time,

Abby x

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My Lipstick Collection 2016.

With Autumn nearly over I’ve started to dish out the dark lipsticks out of hibernation and I realised that I had far more lip products than I though. Although most of these are just drugstore lip products I thought I’d share my ever growing collection so far…

Lip Liners

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Left to right: Charlotte Tilbury iconic nude (we have some creative differences :/ ), MAC Spice( my fave) , MAC Boldly bare, MAC cherry

Lipsticks

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Left to right:

  1. Rimmel London lasting finish lipstick 034 drop of sherry
  2. Maybelline color sensational 930 nude embrace (matte)
  3. Maybelline color sensational 540 hollywood red
  4. Maybelline color sensational 955 craving coral (matte)
  5. Max Factor 720  scarlet ghost
  6. Rimmel London lasting finish by Kate Moss 107
  7. Charlotte Tiklbury nude Kate
  8. MAC Velvet teddy
  9. MAC ruby woo
  10. Kiko cosmetics lipstick 607

Liquid Lipsticks

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Left to right:

  1. Bourjois rouge edition velvet 10
  2. NYX lingerie 08 bedtime flirt
  3. MYX soft matte lip cream 19 cannes

Lip Gloss:

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Left to right:

  1. Tanya Burr eye candy aurora
  2. NO7 bb lips beauty balm blink pink
  3. New Kid cosmetics i-glisten lip gloss

 

The majority of the products above are from boots or superdrug and are pretty darn cheap for the quality. My most used are Velvet teddy, Hollywood red and Rimmel 107 (although this one is very drying).

Almost all of these are red or pink toned and I would like to expend my nudes collection (lip products you dirty birdies), so if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.

P.s. sorry about the bad quality pictures, the lighting in my room is awful 🙂

Till next time,

Abby x

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How to clean a beauty blender.

The last thing you want to happen to you on a cold, early morning is for your bedroom light to pop.. Welcome to my life. Luckily I had some extra time this morning to get ready (thank the lord for late starts at sixth form) and so I took my makeup across the hall to the bathroom which had a working source of light.

Whilst I was in there I decided to wash (or at least attempt) my trusty Real Techniques beauty blender sponge.

Easier said then done.

I attempted to get some of the foundation and concealer out of it by just squeezing it under running water but it didn’t exactly work. I got very messy hands, the water scolded my skin and my sponge swelled to the size of a freaking orange. I had a lot of product left in the sponge but I decided it was best to stop there before I ripped it. You see I don’t have an en suite or a source of water in my bedroom where I do my makeup each morning, so I very rarely wash it, mainly because of time limits but partially because i can’t be bothered. Safe to say it was this morning that made me realise the importance of regularly washing your makeup brushes and sponges.

When I had some spare time I searched on google to find someone who had had the same problems as me, so that I felt a tad less like a twat and I found a few don’t worry (we aren’t alone). I saw a lot of gag worthy pictures of mouldy beauty blenders and ones that had far too much product in them and that was when I decided 1- to stop searching for mouldy beauty blender pictures, and 2- to try a method of cleaning mine when I got home.

Luckily I have younger siblings and baby products seem to be gentle yet effective enough to clean anything makeup related. I grabbed some Johnsons baby wash which is available at drugstores and also supermarkets at a cheap price and added s little to a bowl of warm water. I added enough that there were a few bubbles and mixed it in to the water until you could feel the product in the water (if that makes sense? basically when I took my hand out the water I could feel the soap on my hands). I then used my previous squeezing method until the makeup started to come out. Do not squeeze the sponge too hard or it will rip, I learned that the hard way with my first one. When most of the makeup was out and the sponge returned to its orange sized form, I got as much water as possible out by hand, set it on a towel and left it for a few hours by a partially opened window (to air dry it). Do not put it in an enclosed space like a makeup bag or drawer when its wet because apparently that’s how the bacteria grow which causes mould. After a while, mine took around and hour, it should return to its normal size and should feel almost fully dry. Try to keep it out in open space until its fully dry just in case, beauty blenders ain’t cheap.

That’s all I did, simple I know but if anyone else was struggling with this issue then I hope I could be of some use with this post. Now its time for me to actually take off my makeup, which may I add is the worst task in the world, and return to watching how to get away with murder wooo. Goodnight.

Till next time,

Abby x

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Anna Saccone necklace review

11th July 2016

Dear diary,

As some of you guys may know, it was my birthday just under a month ago. One thing that I asked for from my generous parents was a necklace with my star sign on it (Gemini) from Anna SacconeJoly’s range with Stilnest.com. The necklace arrived a week late which sucked but we left it a little late to order it, it takes around 3-4 weeks to arrive as it needs to be shipped etc. My necklace is a Gemini gold silver plated medium length necklace…. and I loveeee it! It looks amazing with every outfit and I’ve had many compliments about it. The products is slightly pricey but it is amazing quality and I can tell it will last many years, so worth the money if you’re willing to take the splurge.

There are silver and rose gold options also available but I decided to go for the gold as this is what Anna wears and it looks so lovely and flattering on her. The package was  very lovely, with a little not from the company telling the context of the range and giving a touching picture of Anna and her father, which I have kept (I hope that’s not creepy haha).

So I’ve had the necklace for a few weeks now and I’ve worn it almost every day! It pulls every outfit together and makes it appear that I’ve put a lot more effort in to choosing my outfit then I actually have.

Overall, it is a fantastic purchase, a durable and lovely piece of jewelry that I would recommend having in your collection. Well done Anna, I for one love your collection and admire you as a person. (if you happen to be reading this).

Here is the link to Anna’s collection with Stilnest (including bracelets and necklaces): https://stilnest.com/en/annasaccone/

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A little note… I’ve broken up for summer holidays now. Job hunting, holiday packing and trying to start youtube! Exciting times but that does mean I’m not sure how often posts will be. There will be AT LEAST one per week. Mondays will not stop, I think I can do more, maybe 2 per week. I’m just not sure when that second day will be, it may be different each week. Please do talk to me on any of my social media, tell me you came from my blog! Need some pals hahaha. Ps. I’m filming my first YT vid tomorrow YEY!!!

Till next time,

Abby x

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A Wedding

Wednesday 20th April,

Dear Diary,

On Saturday I attended me aunty Louise’s wedding. It was a day that I had been waiting to arrive for around 2 years so of course this whole year so far has gone painfully slowly but the weirdest thing happened when I awoke on the day.. I didn’t want to go.

I felt that my outfit wasn’t suitable, my shoes were too summery, my make was going to look awful and my hair was not going to cooperate. I dragged myself out of bed at 6am to start getting ready which was hard enough after a full week at sixth form and although I felt and certainly looked a little dead, I powered on through and managed to get ready for 9.30am. I went for a simple look, mainly because of the lack of time I had but it didn’t turn out too bad. I curled my hair using hair straighteners to give a simpler look and used the products featured in the picture to create my natural wedding makeup look.

The products I used/ wore were:

  • Remington Keratin Therapy hair straightener
  • Nars sheer glow foundation in mont blonc
  • Rimmel wake me up concealer in light beige
  • Rimmel stay matte pressed powder
  • Urban decay naked basics palette
  • Estee Lauder double wear foundation
  • Sleek eyebrow kit in dark brown
  • Benefit they’re real mascara
  • Rimmel blush
  • Maybelline contur and highlight kit
  • Soap and glory supercar eye liner
  • Charlotte Tillbury lip liner in nude
  • Maybelline colour sensational matte lipstick in nude embrace
  • Ariana Grande for Lipsy floral bandeau prom dress
  • Miss Selfridge ivory Jersey blazer
  • Marks and Spencer two block heel sandals in white

The wedding exceeded my expectations and I truly had a wonderful day, I’m definitely paying for the 2am late night I had now but it was worth it. I will include some pictures of the locations where we were because they were beautiful. The ceremony was at Lumley Castle and the reception was at the Little Haven Hotel, South Shields.

Next time you really don’t want to do something just think about how wonderful it could be because if I hadn’t have got my ass out of bed and went, I would’ve missed out big time. Till next time,

Abby x