2016 Top 5- Highlighters

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It’s New Years Eve, almost another year over..

and what better way to end the year, with a touch of sparkle right?

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with highlighter. (or anything sparkly or shiny…)

Over the past few years as they have become more and more popular, I have tested my fair share and have developed my favourite collection from 2016.

From liquid, to cream to powder styles, I’ve tried them all and have narrowed it down to my all time faves.

Benefit High Beam

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I think im not the only one to say that this little thing packs a glittery punch. I was always a bit sceptical of liquid highlighters as most that I have tried always brought my foundation off with them and produced little or no highlight.

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This however, is perfect. Its a very soft pink cream shade with a super reflected glow. Its very natural and gives a healthy look to my skin without me looking like a piece of tin foil. A little really does go a long way and I find that using my fingers to blend in to the skin works the best for me.

You can purchase this at most drug stores or from Benefit for about £19.50, A bit on the pricey end of things but it truly lasts forever.

Goddess of Love by IHEARTMAKEUP

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I have had this for a year now and it is still going strong. This powder highlights is beautiful, and so is the packaging right?

Its a very light weight and fine pressed powder that does no get cakey with wear. It has a strong reflective glow to it, a bit more iridescent than High Beam.

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The colour is a pearly white and this swatch is just after one sweep so its super pigmented. With this highlighter I use a fan brush as it picks up a lot product and gently dusts over the skin. You can really build this product up as well so you can have a subtle everyday look too. You can find it in your local Superdrug or online, but its a bargain as well at £4.99, this bad boy is a steal.

Revlon Photoready Instafix Highlighting Stick

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On to cream highlighters with the Revlon highlighting stick, this product glides on to the skin effortlessly. It is quite handy to throw in my handbag for on the go shimmer and super easy to blend with my fingers.

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The colour is darker than the previous products and works amazing with a tan for that summer glow. The shade I have is called Starlight and as you can see, very pigmented so again, a little goes a long way.

Its £9.99 for this product which is a bit much for it in my opinion but again, im sure it will last quite a while, especially in summer.

Makeup Obsession customised palette

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How stunning is does this look.

This personalised palette from Makeup Obsession was from my sister for my birthday and she has filled it with my favourite shades and colours. The highlight in here is on the top right hand corner and is a cream balm.

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Ive got the shade Gilded, which a a bright pearl white. It is really creamy and thick so it does need blending quite well. I find that the warmth from my finger tips does the job well but it creates the most beautiful shimmer and fresh dewy look.

The individual pan was £3.00 from Boots and fits in to any Makeup Obsession palette.

Makeup Revolution Radiance palette

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An oldy but a goody.

This palette is great for everyday wear with my favourite shade being the middle one. Its lighter than the other two which is perfect from my skin tone. It does need to be built up to really get the lovely pigment but when it is on its divine.

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This provides a natural fresh skin look without the weight of a heavy feeling product. I use a fan brush to apply this as I have much more control over the powder. The mirror is really good as its larger than most too.

From Makeup Revolution its a bargain for £8.


And that is my Top 5 for 2016. If I had to name a favourite, I think it would be Benefit High Beam but I wear all of these shown.

I would love to know any other recommendations from you guys or share your favourites with me in the comments!

Enjoy the rest of the holidays and I hope you all have a

Happy New Year!

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Lipstick of the day.

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I have been loving changing up my lip colours lately.

A pop of colour can create such a difference to any outfit or makeup look and is so quick and easy to create.

Today I wanted to share my favourite lip shade that I am always reaching for in my makeup bag, time and time again.

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Loreal Paris: Juliannes Nude – £6.99

This lipstick is my ultimate favourite pink shade. I’ve mentioned it in many blog posts before and there is clear reason why..

The formula is super creamy and rich with a scent just like parma violets..yum! I feel as though it instantly moisturises my lips when applied.

As for the colour, its a very delicate soft shade so very wearable for everyday, it has quite cool undertones so works really well with my skin tone.

There are so many shades in the collection so head on over to your local boots to get your hands on them! I highly recommend.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE DAY TO DAY LIP COLOUR? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!

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Top Three Lip Colours for SPRING!

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It’s March!

Hooray!

Its basically Spring time and I’m so excited for all things colourful… And Easter eggs ofcourse.

Lately I have been loving wearing a simple and elegant makeup look with a bold colourful lip. It really does make you feel happier when you add a POP of colour.

So today I’m going to share my THREE favourite lip colours for March.

Number One

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 This little beauty is from Kiko Milano, can we just appreciate the colour on this case… Its stunning! I find the quality of Kiko Milano incredible, it is so affordable and their range is HUGE!

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So the shade looks super bright, but when applied it is so natural and subtle, it’s the type of colour to go with everything and looks good on ALL skin shades.

Application:

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Number Two

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Who doesn’t love hot pink?

This Ted Baker Lip gloss has to be the most pigmented lip product I own. A little bit goes a long way, but once applied looks flawless. 

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I wear this shade with a very simple makeup look to add a splash of brightness to my everyday style. Again, this colour will look great with a lot of skin shades.

Application:

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Number Three

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Another Ted Baker. Yay!

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This has to be my favourite out of the three. Rose gold, white and pink…..

A heavenly colour combination.

The shade is so pretty, it’s a very light pink/ nude and I literally wear it every single day. The consistency is so creamy and lasts all day.

Application:

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And that is it guys. Those are my TOP THREE lip colours for this Spring.

Have you got some favourite shades? I would love to try some more!

Let me know in the comments below!

 

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Super Affordable Makeup Haul // BeautyandShe

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Long time no speak guys!

I’ve been super busy lately with work and other bits and pieces including my birthday…

But i’m glad to be back to blogging!

So today I thought I would do another makeup haul for you guys from a great company called:

Saveonmakeup

I was very lucky to be contacted by these guys and select a few things to try out.  I didn’t know what to expect when first looking at the website but what a range of products they have!

From designer to high street, there are hundreds of super cheap and affordable products!

So let me show you dolls…

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Bourjois Bio Detox Foundation

So this foundation provides such a perfect complexion with a matte finish. The formula is of 98.8% natural origin that perfectly evens out the skin leaving it flawless with the minimization of pores! I chose the shade Light Vanilla and it matches my horrifically pale skin beautifully.

So if you’re a ghost like me, this is ideal for you.

Originally £10.99, find it for £4.77

Maybelline Expert Wear Blush: Rosewood

Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Rosewood has to be one of the nicest shades I have used. It is super pigmented and lovely light rose pink shade. It’s super blendable when applied to the skin and gives a healthy rosy glow.

I apply mine with a big fluffy brush to the apples of my cheeks.

Originally £5.19, find it for £2.99

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Eyeshadow Quad

Eeeeeeeek!

I rarely splurge on anything high end designer, so this was my chance to have a bit of luxury. I chose this super pretty eyeshadow palette with four super pigmented colours.

13 Tranquil Moon (Satin)
63 Tempting Mocha (Shimmer)
07 Smokey Ember (Shimmer)
45 Lavish Mink (Matte)

Look out for a makeup look with this palette soon.

Originally £9.95, find it for £4.49

Almay Clear Complexion Concealer  

So this concealer helps clear and prevent acne blemishes as well as cover, clear, calm and control the skin. Again, super pigmented it comes with a sponge brush applicator and blends flawlessly into the skin.

Originally £5.45, find it for £3.77

And that my lovelies is my lovely little haul from SaveonMakeup.

Make sure you head on over and check out the absolutely super duper incredible deals!

Don’t forget to check out my previous posts including some spooktacular tutorials!

You can find my Social Links below…

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Check Out My NEW Youtube Channel:

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And some beauty-ful related videos:

Halloween Horror Skull Tutorial // :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6bVD…

Mystical Mermaid Tutorial // :
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Creepy Skull Bandana // :

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Mystical Mermaid Halloween Tutorial // BeautyandShe

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Happy Sunday everyone!

I have a well deserved day off today so I thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up with you dolls!

I have been feeling very creative lately and I am SO looking forward to this autumn season.

So last week I shared with you my Halloween Horror Skull Tutorial, which I absolutely loved creating. This week is something a bit easier using some gorgeous colours and….

Glitter.

Yes. Glitter.

I’m pretty sure that every girl has wondered what it would be like to be a mermaid..

I know I have. I just love the beachy hair and bright and beautiful colours!

So this is my take on the Mystical Mermaid look.

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Who knew a pair of tights could create such a beautiful pattern right?

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In a lot of films, the mermaids you see usually have gorgeously glistening flawless skin, so to create this, I added some pink glitter to my cheekbones, brow bone and forehead.

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To finish the look, add some eyelashes and give your hair those beachy waves!

This look is super easy to do and quick to create for a last minute idea!

Let me know what you guys think in the comments below! 

Remember to keep up with my latest with my social links below!

And my NEW Youtube Channel HERE!

Speak to you dolls later,

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Watercolour Beauty // BeautyandShe

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Can you believe it’s September already?

I absolutely love Autumn…When the mornings and evenings are dark and you can cuddle up in front of the fire with tea and biscuits.

It is Beautiful.

Today’s post is all about some more beautiful bits and pieces that I was recently sent to review.

I dont know about you guys, but Ive always liked the thought of getting a tattoo, but have never had the courage to go and get one.

Particularly for my work as well, I just don’t think now would be the right time for some real ink.

HOWEVER..

That doesn’t mean I can’t have a little fun once in a while.

So I have been lucky enough to be sent some Watercolour Tattoos by Glim Glam.

Can I just say how unique and beautiful they are.

There are so many to choose from ranging from glitter ones to metallic and to watercolour. And since its festival season here in the UK, and these would be AMAZING for such colourful events.

I was sent the Watercolour “Freespirit” tattoos and I think im in love. They are handpainted little pieces of joy that you can wear and get into that festival fever spirit.

Check out the range HERE.

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So Ive chosen a few of my faves and applied them to the areas where maybe just one day I will get a real one (shoulder, wrist, foot) … but for now, these are unbelievably brilliant.

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This is the first one I applied and probably my favourite. I am in love with Calligraphy like this, and thought it would look so “Beautiful” when wearing flip-flops or sandals.

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P.s who loves my nail polish? I thought it was super summery and bright to match this gorgeous weather were having at the mo.

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Im a big lover of Mindfulness, yoga and relaxation so I thought that this “Breathe” quote was extremely suitable. It fits so nicely on my wrist and can be easily covered up when needed to.

Again, I love the font style as though it has quickly been painted with a brush..

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And finally, the showstopper.

How beautiful is this hummingbird. I love how you can see the splashes of colour as though it is just dripping. The detail is incredible.

I honestly didnt know that you could temporary tattoos like this!

They are just perfection.

If you dolls are interested in getting some for yourselves, I highly recommend them to anyone for any age!

I mean, im almost 23 and still find them fun to apply with a flannel!

So I hope you beauties have enjoyed this colourful post, and make sure to keep up with my latest below:

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Speak to you soon,

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Graduation OOTD // Beautyandshe

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Well hello there my beauties!

So yesterday was my twin sister’s graduation day! 

She has finally finished University and achieved and amzing 2:1 degree in BA History!

So of course I couldn’t not show you my OOTD and makeup for this amazing event.

Let me show you….

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As it is summer, I wanted to go for something that would match this beautiful sunny weather.

My dress is from Primark and was an amazing £5…

BARGAIN.

I love the watercolour effect on the flowers and love the contrast in colour of the red and blue.

What I absolutely love about this dress is the back. It has an open back with a ladybird style cape effect which makes the dress look so unique.

I decided that because the dress is so vibrant, I wanted to pair it with some classy yet simple shoes and accessories.

My shoes are also from Primark and my matching clutch is actually my mums that she bought in M&S.

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As for hair and makeup, again, I kept it simple by simply straightening my hair and stuck to natural and neutral makeup.

I lightly created a smokey eye and matched it with a natural rosy lip.

And as for my sister…

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No word can describe how beautiful she looked…

Coral dress, white shoes, natural makeup – stunning.

Are you guys graduating soon? or have a special occasion to go to?

I would love to see!

Leave me a comment below or send me your pictures on twitter!

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Speak to you dolls soon,

Love C

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Quick Grocery Haul

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Good Afternoon beauts,

I went shopping this morning for some weekly necessities and thought it would be great for you guys to see what I buy on a weekly basis.

Im not one for spending huge amounts of money on weekly shops, instead,  just things I need as and when I need them.

 

Lets get started..

  

The first thing I picked up was this amazing granola by the oat so good company. I was in need of something to accompany my yoghurt and porridge in the mornings and sometimes, you just need that CRUNCH!

Contain oats, nuts and seeds, it provides a great and easy source of fibre to throw in to my everyday diet – oh and it tastes amazing too!

  

Natural yoghurt is one of my favourite breakfast or snack foods. As mentioned! I love eating it with granola or fruit and its low in fat and great for the digestive system! I choose a pretty basic brand of natural yoghurt –tastes perfect and does the job!

  

The holy grail.

I love lemons. I buy them weekly as I use them for so much! 

I start my mornings by having a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon which is great for starting my metabolism and also detoxing my body! Through out the day, I love drinking ice cold water with lemon, it’s super refreshing and tastes great!

  

Fresh carrot sticks and cucumber are some more of my favourite things to munch on so this pack of mixed Greeks dips is perfect to accompany them! The roasted red pepper and feta dip is gorgeous – it really gets me in the summer mood.

  

Avocados are so beneficial. They contain healthy fats which are great for keeping skin and hair in pristine condition. Also, they can be used to create an amazing face mask – so long as you don’t mind looking like shrek!

   

Shampoo is not something I  buy weekly, however this coconut shampoo by Garnier is amazing. It smells great and does wonders for my hair, leaving it super soft and silky.

  

Of course I have to keep up with the latest!

I always get LOOK magazine but I found this bundle for £2.50! So guess what I’m doing this afternoon – yup, relaxing in the sun with my magazines – heaven.

What are your weekly buys?

Let me know in the comments below!

  

Twitter: @beautyandshe7

Love C

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How to shape your beautiful brows.

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Who else loves a good eyebrow?

….just me? Ok then..

Today I’m going to show you how you too can love your brows by simply keeping them well groomed and well shaped.

The first thing a person sees when they look at you is your eyes….well mostly…

..and having great shaped brows really puts emphasis on your eyes and defines the rest of your face shape. It’s really incredible how changing the shape of your brows can instantly change the shape of your face.

Take a look below..

         

I have an oval shaped face so a simple arch is perfect for helping define my features.

 Which shape are you guys?

So here is my fool proof way of getting beautiful brows…





And it’s as simple as that. This look creates a natural looking yet defined brow that will work for whatever face shape you have.

Tweet me your pics of your beautiful brows

Find me here or at @beautyandshe7.

Speak to you later my lovelies,

Love C

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Wow!! 3000+ views!

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Good evening my fellow beauties,

Well, where do I start?

Over 3000 views! I can’t believe how fast my blog has grown!

 I’ve managed to get over 1000 views in a month and I could not be happier.

Blogging has become more than just a hobby for me, I feel as though I would be lost without it!

Thank you to all of my beauty-ful followers and the blogging world for supporting me through my adventures!

I’m off to sleep now to have some beauty-ful dreams

Speak to you dolls tomorrow.

Love C 

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