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6 Awesome Makeup Products For Under £10

Hey Lovelies!

There’s no getting away from it – the Easter holidays are expensive. If you need to watch your finances, but are in need of a makeup haul, don’t despair. You can grab yourself any of the following products for under £10. Before you worry about quality, these items are so good you will be scratching your head in disbelief!

1.For Foundation Choose: e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Foundation, £7.50, www.elfcosmetics.co.uk

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Including amazing ingredients such as salicylic acid, witch-hazel, camphor, tea tree and calming aloe vera, this vegan-friendly formula offers everything your skin needs to effectively banish acne and blemishes, whilst ensuring your skin is nourished and soothed. Expect even looking skin tone, reduced blemishes and redness – and a beautiful complexion!

2.For Eyeshadow Choose: Collection Eye Uncovered Palette In Nude Rose, £3.99, www.superdrug.com

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You could spend your week’s lunch money on a Dior or MAC eyeshadow set, but this is a great alternative if you are feeling the pinch. The palette offers 6 good quality, highly pigmented popular shades (including the ones I use on most days). You will be amazed at how soft, easy-to-blend and workable these eyeshadows are. Furthermore, they are super long-lasting. The only thing you will be wondering is where your head was when you paid £35 for eyeshadow last month!

3.For Lipstick Try: Sleek Makeup Matte Me Liquid Lip, £4.99 (6ml), www.sleekmakeup.com

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I adore this lipstick – so much so, that I have been using the Birthday Suit shade almost every day for the past month. Available in 18 shades, this matte finish lipstick glides on seamlessly, is not too overpowering and stays on for the duration. Amazing for the price!

4.For Mascara Choose: Aqua Lash Mascara, £2.50, www.primark.com

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This mascara would win in a Pepsi challenge against some of the most high-end mascaras around. Providing volume and length without clumping, this is one product that’s seriously worth a trip to Primark. I can’t get my head around the fact it is £2.50!

5.For Concealer Choose: Nyx Can’t Stop Concealer Neutral Buff, £6.80, www.superdrug.com.

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Check out this awesome contour concealer by NYX. Incredible for hiding imperfections, brightening and contouring, this all-in-one lightweight product is available in 24 shades; thus, ensuring the provision of perfect coverage that lasts throughout the day and into the evening. Definitely a must-have concealer.

6.For Bronzer Try: e.l.f. Cosmetics Bronzer, £5, www.elfcosmetics.co.uk

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It’s no secret I think e.l.f. Cosmetics is fabulous. This vegan-friendly and cruelty-free brand never skimp on quality and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were using a luxe product when you try their range. The brand’s compact 4-in-1 golden bronzing palette achieves a natural, subtle, yet incredibly gorgeous “I’ve just returned from the best holiday ever” glow.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

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Don’t Miss These Incredible After-Christmas Sales

Hey Lovelies

So, we’ve had Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the best is RIGHT NOW. The week following Christmas and up until January 1st, 2019, you can find amazing price cuts on so many fashion, accessory and yes, beauty items, too. Check out some of the incredible deals on offer:

1.Chantecaille Bio-Lift Concealer, £42.50 (Was £57), spacenk.com

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It’s as if I’ve died and gone to beauty Christmas heaven – with this much off the price I can just about justify indulging myself in one of the best concealers, ever. This week, Space NK have awesome offers across all skincare, makeup and fragrances. This site has the best brands including the fabulous Laura Mercier and Nars. So, if Santa wasn’t as sweet as you’d hoped, Space NK will turn things around. I think I am in love!

2.Becca Ultimate Coverage Foundation, £17 (Was £34), spacenk.com

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I couldn’t leave Space Nk alone without firstly mentioning the fact that they have up to 50% off on products you can’t even normally find and Becca’s Ultimate Coverage Foundation is priced at just £17 right now. My advice would to be quick as this will literally fly off the shelves! (Available in 8 different shades, too).

3.Too Faced Then & Now EyeShadow Palette, £34.58 (Was £52), cultbeauty.co.uk

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Check out this 20-pan palette featuring just about every shade you could wish for in pearl, matte and glittering, too. These gorgeous highly-pigmented shades glide on so seamlessly you feel like a pro and will look amazing this New Year’s Eve.

Better yet, Cult Beauty are offering 15% off £20 using code: 15LOVE and 20% off £100 using code: 20LOVE.

4.Illamasqua Sculpting Palette, £31 (Was £44), www.netaporter.com

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You can often find me gazing dreamily over the pages of Net-a-Porter, adding items to my ever-growing wish-list. This site has awesome designer brands and I do not usually get past the fashion section. However, presently they are offering up to massive 30% discount on selected beauty items, such as Illamasqua’s beautiful Sculpting Palette. So what if I have to wait another 3 long weeks until pay day – this is totally worth it.

Happy shopping people and wishing you all an amazing New Year for 2019.

Check Out The Best Black Friday Beauty Deals

Black Friday is finally here and this weekend you can find so many of your favourite beauty items at discounted prices – YAASS! Whether you want to splurge on yourself, or treat someone on Christmas day, check out these gorgeously fabulous beauty deals on offer:

1.Decleor Skin Radiance Christmas Gift Set, £33, Was £48, www.decleor.co.uk

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One of my all-time fave brands, this year Decleor has really come through for us. Offering 30% off this weekend via their website (perfect for me as online shopping is so much easier when you know what you want). Check out their Skin Radiance Christmas gift set. Combining everything you need to effectively exfoliate, hydrate and illuminate, you will look and smell divine throughout the festive season.

2.Guerlain Terracotta Electric Light Copper Bronzing Powder, Now £34.03 (Save 17%), www.johnlewis.com

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Bronzers can literally transform your complexion from the ‘dull, weary and a little too tired of this harsh weather’ look, into one of healthy, sun-kissed radiance – and there’s none better than Guerlain’s Bronzing Powder (even better now it can be bought for a steal). Good times!

3.NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette, Now £12.80, Was £16, nyxcosmetics.co.uk

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I am totally obsessed with NYX’s Ultimate Shadow Palette. This product boasts 16 high- performance shadows and is available in 4 different yet equally gorgeous colour combinations. The only problem I can find is choosing your favourite!

4.Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons Gift Set, £33, Was £55, charlottetilbury.com

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Now’s your time to scoop up some of Charlotte Tilbury’s award-winning makeup and skincare products at a fraction of the cost. Be quick as this is selling out fast!

Charlotte Tilbury is offering 40% discount for Cyber Weekend. Yay!

5. Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, £19.20, Was £24, www.urbandecay.co.uk

 

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Throughout Cyber Week, Urban Decay are offering a massive 20% discount on EVERYTHING and I am now sat firmly on cloud number 9! #Lifegoals.

Happy shopping people! xx

The Top Tricks To Make Your Eyes Pop

Hey Lovelies,

Big and bright eyes are key to providing a fresher and younger looking complexion. Sadly, life gets in the way and often our eyes are left looking as though we’ve sat through the top ten saddest films ever (i.e. P.s I love You), been in a fight and come off worst, or fallen to sleep on the new necklace you got for Christmas and awoke to discover its left a massive indent over your already horridly ingrained eyebags. Ok, the latter one actually happened. Anyway, should you suffer from the same affliction of tiny worn-out eyes, check out these tips for fast transformation and prepare to be amazed!

1.Curl Lashes

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Do not skimp on the timeframe for this task. Spending a decent amount of time (5-6 minutes) making sure your lashes are perfectly curled is the perfect preparation for a gorgeously eye-popping finish.

2.Mascara

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We often like to apply mascara last, but if you do it as a priority you can clean up any mistakes without enduring the hassle of reapplying the shadow etc. Sweep through the upper eyelashes in a zigzag motion to get a more even and fuller effect. Do not forget your lower lash line and if you have any clumps, simply sweep them away with a mascara wand.

Should your eyelashes be particularly sparse, consider applying a few individual lashes to the middle and outer lids (upper lash line).

3.Eyebrow Highlighter

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Using a pencil eyebrow highlighter, blend a little product immediately under your brow line. This creates an immediate lifting effect and will help the eyes to look instantly bigger. I love Benefit’s High Brow Pencil.

4.Eyeshadow

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Next apply a neutral shade, an inoffensive bronze or light to medium brown to the upper lid, stretching right up to almost reach your brow. An ever so slightly darker shade will have a bigger impact on your eyes, making the whites stand out, whilst bolder colours can have a detrimental effect.

Now, add a lighter shade of your chosen colour to underneath your lower lashes; this further enhances the whites of your eyes and offers the illusion of bigger peepers, too.

5.Highlighter (Again)

Using your finger and in a downward motion, apply a touch of cream highlighter to only the middle area of your lid. The light reflecting particles will cause the eye to appear bigger.

6.Avoid Eyeliner

Sure, there are tricks to applying eyeliner that will enhance your eyes – but if you’ve had a bad night the best thing to do would be totally avoid the liner.

7.Eyebrows

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Using a soft (and colour-appropriate) eyebrow pencil, gently fill in any sparse areas on each eyebrow. Creating well-defined brows with subtle arches truly transforms your look, whilst enhancing the look of your peepers. This is such an easy step that is often overlooked. If you get your eyebrows right everything else instantly looks more groomed and that much better! Remember this face-saving and time saving tip the morning after a wild night out!

Hope you enjoyed my eye-enhancing tips. Do you have any products or tips? Let me know your thoughts.

Have a fab Friday! xx

Eye Glitter That Actually Stays Put

Glitter remains a massive trend and now the festive season is well and truly upon us, a glitter product in our makeup bag is an absolute must. However, wearing glitter ought to come with a warning – it’s pretty difficult to apply without getting it everywhere and too much – well, we know how that goes. Here are my favourite glitter products to ensure you look sparkling perfection, in no time at all and with minimum mess.

1.Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, £15, Urban Decay

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Ok, if you are a newcomer to the shimmer and require an easy-to-use glitter taster, this product is just the kitty. Offering absolute precision when applying, the glitter will quickly dry, thus preventing any excess from spreading elsewhere. Furthermore, it features carrot, cucumber and peach extract to ensure optimal conditioning and smoothing results. Metallics are big news right now, making the Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner a must-have item. For extra pizazz why not add a little over the upper lids, too?

2.Nyx Professional Makeup #Glittergoals Kit, £15, nyxcosmetics.co.uk

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Nyx never ceases to please, and upon discovering this awesome #Glittergoals Kit, I am officially in love with this brand! This little gem of a kit will keep you looking like sparkling sensation. Better yet, this wonder kit combines 3 shades of Face & Body glitter and a travel-sized tube of vitamin E Glitter Primer that ensures your glitter is completely set and stays put all night. The Kit 3 includes: new shades Pink, Purple and Luna.

3.Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Diamond Dust, £23, stila.co.uk

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I know, I know – another glitter metallic product – but you can’t have too many, right? This gorgeous find is a liquid glitter metallic eyeshadow and it seriously kicks ass. Including a flat applicator makes the application of this liquid eyeshadow a total breeze. The lightweight eyeshadow offers seamless results and with minimal drying time or any fallout. Yay!

This shadow is also available in Diamond Dust, Sheer Silver and Multicolour.

4.Nars Cosmetics Iskander Eye Paint, £18.50 narscosmetics.com

 

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Create a super-easy, yet high-impact finish with the incredible Nars Eye Paint. Testing this paint was a total pleasure – the gel is rich, super-soft and weightless, enabling a fast and smooth application, of which dries so quickly that every last shimmery particle will last until you are ready to go to bed.

A word of warning – although the night undoubtedly will be fun and upon returning home the last thing you will want to do is start removing your makeup – make the effort to do so, or you will be spotting glitter and cursing yourself for days to come.

What are your fave Christmas makeup products? xx

 

 

 

 

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