Halloween 2018: Trick or Treat? Makeup Look

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Hello beauties, what’s your poison? Do you like a trick or a treat? Here is my third Halloween look, just something simple but equally as fun!

Disclaimer- This posts contains affiliate links but all opinions and reviews are as always, honest and my own

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What side do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below!

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Rebecca

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Nip + Fab Glycolic Acid Skincare Favourites

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When I was younger I unfortunately had quite bad acne, now for anyone who has had acne or still has the terrible spots, lumps and scars will know that it feels like a loosing battle when trying to get rid of it. You dream of healthy smooth skin with no redness or texture. Fortunately as I got older (and wiser) I figured out certain products that made it worse and things that made it better. Fast forward five years now I am left with clear skin with the odd spots but still left with the scars. Enter Nip + Fab. This brand has made my skin the best it has ever been.

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Why is Glycolic acid so important in healing scars? It is a gentle exfoliant and it acts by resurfacing the  skin making it look softer and healthier whilst being mild and not aggravating to the skin.

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Glycolic Scrub Fix

I start off in the morning by using this scrub to deep clean my face. I do this daily. It is a non abrasive scrub with a creamy like texture with a micro exfoliant beads , glycolic and salicylic acid. A little goes a long way and once washed off with warm water leaves your skin feel so soft and clean with a healthy plump look with visibly cleaner pores.

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Radiance Shot

To add moisture back into the skin I use this radiance shot. With the skin resurfacing Glycolic acid, fruit acids that stimulate skin renewal to make skin look fresh and amino acids to reduce pigmentation. This is perfect to put on your skin just before putting on makeup and not only does it give your skin a illuminated base but it also will be healing your skin underneath.

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Glycolic Fix Serum

This is the last step in my skincare regime, I like to use this after removing my makeup and patting  this into my skin before bed. This is slightly thicker then the radiance shot so is perfect to go to sleep in as the aloe vera and acids heal my skin ready for the morning. My pores always look smaller once I have used this.

Each product has played a huge part in fading my scars and containing my new breakouts in general. All have the same gorgeous fresh citrusy scent and although they are fairly pricey, boots always have great buy one get one free or half price deals on.

What products have you found to tackle acne? Let me know in the comments below!.

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DIY Eyeshadow palette

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A pigmented eyeshadow is my kind of heaven, but most eyeshadow palettes do cost a pretty penny. I took it apon  myself to create my own eyeshadow palette. Keep reading to see how I got on and a full list of ingredients.

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What you will need-

  1. 70% Rubbing Alcohol
  2. Vegetable Glycerine
  3. Powdered Mica Pigments
  4. Empty eyeshadow pans/palette
  5. 2p coin
  6. Tissue or kitchen roll
  7. Wooden stick
  8. Pull up medicine syringe

Tutorial-

  1. Taking the medicine syringe, measure out equal parts rubbing alcohol and vegetable glycerine into the empty shadow pans, I ended up taking mine out of the palette as I found it got messy and this made it easier. Take both parts and fill up each pan 3/4 of the way. The alcohol is used to help with the mixing and  drying process towards the end and the vegetable glycerine will help bind all the ingredients, increase the pigmentation and shimmer.

 

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2. Taking your chosen mica pigment add half a teaspoon to the liquid ingredients. You can use any colour you wish and even mix colours to create a custom shade. This tutorial is only a shimmer based one as you need separate ingredients to make mattes, so bare that in mind when choosing your shades.

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3. Once fully mixed leave it to settle, this will allow both the liquid and the dry ingredients to fully combine.

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4. Time to press the liquid into a solid shadow. Take your clean doubled up tissue and wrap it around the 2p coin. The 2p coin fit perfectly into this particular pan with ease. Press down really hard and you will notice the tissue sucking up all the excess moisture, do this as many times as needed until you have a a cream looking mixture.

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5. Lastly leave to dry for 24 hours before swatching or using with a brush.


Look how pigmented and gorgeous they turned out!

All in all it cost me £10 for everything and I have tons more ingredients left to make extra for friends or to replace once I have hit pan. I also use the rubbing alcohol around the house and glycerine to make my own setting spray!. I cant wait to try this again and make my own highlight palette.

What beauty or makeup items have you made? Let me know in the comments below!.

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Pastel Mermaid makeup look. 

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I follow many makeup brands and makeup gurus on Instagram and YouTube and I have noticed lately (being summer and all) that ‘mermaid’ makeup has become a reacurring theme. Makeup gurus creating bold looks with a half fish half woman kind of theme and brands such as Lime Crime and Sleek creating mermaid themed products and brushes.
I love any chance to think out of the box and create a over the top look. The idea behind this look is pearly shimmers, pastel pinks,blues and purples. Glowing highlight and a clashing lip.

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Obviously this isn’t a look for everyday. Maybe for a festival or a summer event. If you want something more subtle and wearable for day to day then try just a pastel lip or shimmering eyes and highlight on there own.

Products used in this look:

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Lips

  • Menow metallic lip cream (shade 14)
  • Sleek Makeup liquid illuminator

 

What makeup trend is your favourite at the moment? Let me know in the comments below!.

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June Favourites

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June has been a great month for me, starting off with my birthday, a trip to monkey world, lots of new beauty and makeup finds and the purchase of my new ring light!. Keep reading to find out what made it into my favourites list for June.

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Embroidered floral ankle boots 

Top of the list are these ankle boots from Primark. I love the embroidered trend that’s in all the high street and designer shops at the moment and the intricate detailing on these boots make them look so luxe but only cost £16!. Super comfy too!.

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Soap & Glory The Rushower dry shampoo

I’m a big fan of the Soap & Glory range as their scent is  so powerful and long-lasting. I needed a new dry shampoo and my usual Batiste cherry scented one wasn’t in stock so I decided to try this one out (okay it was the packaging that enticed me!). This is perfect for them in-between hair wash days, gets rid of the oils and leaves a heavenly smell without the white talc like residue.

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Infuse My. Colour Wash shampoo

Recently I put a dark red on top of my brunette hair for a change. I have gone red so many times to know that red is the worst colour to go as it fades so quickly after washing. I came across this new product from boots. It’s a shampoo with added colour to keep hair colour fresh in between dyes. This adds such warmth to red hair and makes it look like you have just had it coloured. Also comes in an array of different shades and only cost £13!.

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Yellow lense aviator glasses

How cute are these 70’s style aviator sunnies from http://www.misspap.co.uk. They haven’t let my face since the sunny weather started. Best thing about these is the yellow lenses so you can still see your eye makeup underneath!

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Lush Kerbside Violet solid perfume

This is the current scent I have been loving this month. It has a floral and earthy scent almost like parma violet sweets. I was originally  on the fence when I went into Lush and smelt this (hence getting the smaller solid version) as mixed with the strong smells of all the products I didn’t get the full effect. I’m so glad I did pick this up though as it has really grown on me! I will definitely be repurchasing the bigger bottled version when this runs out! Lasts ages on the skin too!.

What are your favourites from this month? Let me know in the comments below!

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Silver and black smokey prom makeup.

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My sister kindly asked me if I would do her prom makeup last night. She wanted something to go with her black silk dress with silver gem detailing, I opted for a bold smoked out eye with a glam glossy lip. She has such a beautiful face to work on!.

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Products used for this look-

Face

  • Mac Strobe Cream (used as moisturiser and primer)
  • No7 Essentially Natural foundation (shade 29 warm beige)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection concealer (shade fair shade 1)
  • Vichy Dermablend translucent setting powder
  • I heart makeup Queen of hearts blush
  • Sleek Solstice highlight palette
  • Collection Primed & Ready setting spray

Brows

Eyes

  • Morphe Zodiac 12Z palette (silver and black)
  • bh cosmetics Foil eyes 28 palette (light silver)
  • Soap & Glory Kick into neutral palette (nude shade)

Lips

  • Too Faced  Melted long wear liquid lipstick (shade melted nude)

 

I really enjoyed creating this look and her face was the first face ive ever worked on apart from my own!.

I hope you like this look, let me know in the comments below!.

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Bargain makeup buys from AliExpress.com

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Who doesn’t love a beauty bargain?. I’m obsessed with finding new products or even dupe products with cheap price tags that don’t skimp on quality. I recently bought a little selection from two sellers on Aliexspress which is a Korean selling site similar to ebay.

Disclosure- All products mentioned in todays post were not gifted to me or are press samples.

Before I show you the goods I want to just explain that there has been a lot of bad stigma around Aliexpress as it is known for selling fake versions of high end products such as Limecrime, Kat Von D  beauty, Urban Decay ect. Please stay clear of these as although the packaging most of the time looks dead on, the ingrediants haven’t been safely tested and could cause allergic reactions or skin irritation!. The products I have bought are not fakes or dupes of anything and all ingrediants are printed on the labels.

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Attractive Scenery Cosmetics Eyeshadow palette

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This little beauty contains twelve eyeshadows, seven mattes and five shimmers. Look at that gorgeous colour pay off!. Even the mattes are highly pigmented and at £3.72 its such a steal. I cant wait to get creative with the darker shades.

Six soft eyeshadow brush set

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These brushes are very similar to the Real Techniques eyeshadow tools. They are so soft and fluffy feeling on the eye lid, easy to blend and bristles didn’t fall out when I washed them. Priced  at £2.76 for a set of six, giving you everything you need to create a stunning eye look.

Qibest waterproof matte lip creams

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Shades ‘616, 610, 607, 633, 611’.

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Shades ‘602, 619, 622, 603, 621, 623’

These are my favourite out of the haul, I bought eleven out of twenty three shades to try out before I buy more. Application is a doddle, they glide on easy, aren’t sticky feeling and they dry down to a matte finish. As you can see from the swatches this product doesn’t lack in pigmentation. They are very hard wearing and didn’t fade or rub off, only when eating did it start to break up on the inner side of my mouth but was no issue as its easy to reapply. These cost a amazing 95p each and had a bulk price offer for every 10 you buy you get a further 5% off!.

Have you ever bought anything off Aliexpress? If so what was your experience?. Let me know in the comments below!

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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer and Coverage Foundation review.

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If you’re a keen lover of watching makeup/ beauty videos on Youtube like me then you would of come across the video of Wayne Goss raving about one of his new favourite products. Since then it has blown up all over the web. I had to jump on the bandwagon!. I am going to be reviewing two products from The Ordinary. Their High Adherence Silicon primer and their Coverage Foundation.

 

High Adherence Primer

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This primer is the recommended product to use with their foundation, it is alcohol, oil and nut free and also vegan and cruelty free!. You get the standard 30ml of product for a crazy price of £3.90!. Im not overly eager on the packaging as it looks like something that a medical ointment would come in but The Ordinary are well known for their skincare range for different skin problems so this makes sense.It comes in a sqeezy tube which makes it easy to get the right amount out.

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Once on your hand you will notice it has a medium cream consistency and a little goes a long way. If you’re not keen on makeup having a fragrance then this is not for you as it has a very strong, almost sun cream smell to it, however it did go away after application.

A little goes a long way with this and leaves a hydrating matte finish which blurred most of my fine lines, leaving a flawless base for my foundation application.

Coverage Foundation

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Spoiler Alert! I love this foundation!. It comes in a small plastic  clear bottle, which is great because you can see the exact shade and how much product you have left as you use it!. It comes with a sturdy matte pump with a lockable lid.

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The range boasts 21 high pigmented shades and is alcohol,oil,soy, nut and gluten free!. As well as being vegan and cruelty free!. You get 30ml of product for another bargain price of £5.90!.

I chose the shade 1.1 N which is the best shade match for my favourite Mac foundation NC15. The texture of this foundation is a light cream (not runny though). Like the primer it has the same ‘sun cream’ scent to it.

The back of the box recommends using your fingers to apply but I prefer to use a beauty blender, I did try to use a buffing brush but unfortunately it left it looking streaky. I found two pumps were enough to cover my blemishes and acne scars as well as some of my dark pigmentation under my eyes without looking cakey. It has a high coverage matte finish that looks and feels natural.

I have been testing out the wear of this foundation for a whole week now and although I have combination skin, the heat this week was crazy so it was a great time to test. The foundation didn’t come off or even transfer at all and didn’t need much of a touch up (only on my chin where I usually get oily after a few hours).

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(just the primer and foundation with setting powder)

I definitely recommend both products if you’re looking for good quality products, friendly to animals and with a bargain price tag!

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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