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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Hi there!

I'm currently going through a process of trying to use up my make up instead of buying more and also giving a way stuff I don't use. So this time around I've chose to unpack my LA GIRL Glide Pencil - Whiten which I picked up when I was in the Morphe Brushes stop in LA.

I got it for a couple of dollars in America I think but the price online is £5.97. I think thats a reasonable price compared to brands like Kiko which I think you can compare this product to in terms the quality of their liners. Its a little be chalky but it does glide on ok, and you can't expect a liquid effect from a pencil.

I added a bit of Maybelline master ink matte eyeliner which is my favourite eyeliner) to define the look a bit. The finished look is cute but not something I'd wear for a casual look. If you wanted to to a black and white photo shoot I would also fully recommend this.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

So when I went to the states in March I picked up the Anastasia Beverly Hills cream contour kit in deep. In hindsight I don't know why I was so obsessed in getting this. You know when something comes out and you're like "i need this" even though you really don't. I think I was excited about the "kit" element. I love things that say "pop this one thing in your bag and you're done". This was on my bucket list and I was like #treatyoself and it was impossible to get in London so I got it for $40 and months later. For some reason I was scared of touching it, partly because I didn't know how to use it, partly because I didn't want to be disappointed - however, I've finally taken it out from storage and tried it out. 
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Monday, 25 July 2016

When contouring made its way to the mainstream make up loving scene it was one of those things that were also difficult to get grips with as darker skinned person. I'm too dark even for the LA Girl Pro concealers! So I decided to write a bit about my favourite products to use. My shades are: MAC (NW45/NC50) / Maybelline Fit Me (Coconut #355) / L'Oreal Paris True Match (8.N Cappuccino).  I have another blog post the (drugstore) foundations I use which you can read here. Also my fave brushes to use are the H&M Angled Blush brush (for powder) and the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush (for cream/liquid) and the Makeup geek rounded blush brush. 

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Hi there and Happy Pride!

So recently I got around to cleaning my vanity table. The first thing I did was have a clear out. So 10% of things either went in the bin or in a care package for a friend or in my vanity case. When that was done it was time to tackle the main issues - getting foundation all over my white table, having a load of brushes but not an efficient system where I can easily access my most used ones. On top of that I needed a system for being able to quickly access primers and end of day skin care stuff. Basically I needed to create a station that enabled me to do my face within ten minutes and take off my face within 5. In addition I needed it to be easy to clean and cat proof. Cosmo sometimes thinks of my vanity table as a little play station so I needed to make it difficult for him to steal things and run away with them!
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Monday, 20 June 2016

NYX Suede in Vintage

So like lots of makeup lovers I ran out and bought a bunch of the NYX liquid suede line. The first one bought was when I was in LA, I wasn't really impressed but I thought it s just the colour (just looked like a regular nude) so when I got back to the UK I bought some different ones.

You can find NYX on or at your Boots (the big ones and online). You can also order NYX products online via their website if you don't mind the p+p

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