Saturday, 12 March 2016

Farfetch Beauty Wish list and a peak into my makeup bag:

Today I am writing a post all about Farfecth and their lovely new Beauty line, and discussing with you my Top 5 products on their that are currently in my wish list!

If you have not come across Farfetch already you should definitely take a look at their website! I love it because there are such a wide range of products to choose from. For example you can stay up to date with the latest fashion trends by shopping their clothing range, or choose a beautiful handbag from there or a piece of jewellery. And as well as this you can also shop amazing luxury beauty products, including skincare, haircare, makeup and male grooming products. I know right, what can't you get from there?

I think this is such a unique thing as it means you can do all your shopping on one website, rather than having to search a whole load of different ones to get your clothes from one place and beauty products from another.

They have 400 different Boutiques featured on there site giving you plenty of options and making it a lot easier for you. It is perfect that they are all in one place rather than having to going into each of the 400 different stores looking for what you want, which is way too stressful and time consuming, this way you can relax at home and quickly and easily search for the items you want.

They have a lovely selection of the top luxury Beauty products and below I have made a list of my 5 favourite products that are currently in my wish list!

I hope you enjoy and get some shopping inspiration.

Check out the Farfetch Website:

My Farfetch Wish List:

1) Hourglass 'Ambient Lighting Palette':

I have heard numerous amazing things about this product. It includes their best selling colours plus a limited addition shade. I think it would be the perfect thing for me as it is great for achieving that sun kissed glow which I love, plus it looks amazing on camera, what is there not to love?

2) Oribe 'Signature Shampoo and Conditioner'

I have always wanted to try this Shampoo and Conditioner as it helps to keep your hair protected and make sure it is in the best condition, making your hair super strong and healthy! 

I have been on the hunt for a good oil and this one seems amazing. It helps reduce the appearance of pores and and improves the appearance of damaged skin. Plus it prevents wrinkles, no harm in starting early right?

I already have a Shimmering skin perfector from Becca in the colour 'Opal' and absolutely love it which is why I am desperate to expand my collection. I love the creamy consistency of it and the fact it is so amazingly pigmented, it really is a great highlight and I would recommend anyone to try it. This colour looks so pretty, it is a beautiful pearl colour and I feel like it would look amazing on every skin tone.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Prsd (Moonstone)

5) Kevin Aucoin 'The Sculpting Powder'

I have heard numerous amazing reviews about this product and so want to try it out for myself. It is supposed to create a natural sculpted look and has brown, grey and red pigments which is a perfect combination for creating that defined shadow.

Onto the next part of this post I am sharing the contents of my Makeup bag with you, including some of the makeup products that I have currently been loving and have been constantly reaching for.

The contents of my current makeup bag:

Underneath the pictures I have listed all of the products.

The contents of my Makeup Bag

The products in my Makeup Bag:

Makeup Bag: Ted Baker, I love the makeup bags by Ted Baker I think they have some really pretty ones and make a great present.

Brushes: All Real Technique brushes, including powder, blush, contour and gold metals brush. I love these brushes as they are really affordable but also amazing quality! 

Primer: The Body Shop Insta Blur primer. I really like the smooth texture of this primer and love the finish of it. Also it really helps my makeup last all day long which is perfect.

Concealer: Nars creamy concealer. I have been loving using this concealer under the eye at the moment, it gives amazing coverage and looks really natural. Alongside this I use my MAC concealer to over up any spots or blemishes.

Powder/foundation: Mac Studio Fix powder foundation. I love using this for everyday use as it gives the perfect amount of coverage and looks really natural. Plus it is super quick and easy to apply and it feels like you hardly have anything on.

Blush: Nars blush in 'Orgasm': I lightly dip my brush into this blush to give my cheeks a lovely pink flush.

Bronzer: Benefit 'Hula' bronzer. I like to use this to lightly contour my face as I think it is such a perfect shade for that and it still looks very subtle. Then I use my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar bronze and Glow to warm up by face a little more.

Highlight: Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and glow. I love this palette for that perfect glow and have found myself reaching for it a lot recently, plus how pretty is the packaging?!

Eyes: Smashbox.....: This palette is great as it has a lovely variety of colours and can be used for a day time look or night. Plus it is great for on the go and traveling as it is very small and compact.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in 'Dark Brown'. I love this product for feeling in my brows and can always rely on it to give the me the look I like. 

Mascara: Benefit Falsies Mascara. This mascara is perfect for making your lashes look super long and curled and is one I have been reaching for a lot lately.

Lips: MAC Lipstick in 'Faux'. This is a really pretty pretty pinky/brown nude shade and suits pretty much every makeup look. I find you can easily wear it during the day and night.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and have now got some makeup inspiration on your wish list!

Let me know in the comments some of the products that are on your wish list and well as ones that are in your current makeup bag that you have been loving!

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide

With Mother's Day just round the corner, I decided to do a last minute gift guide including all of the things I would give my Mum hoping it may help you out if you are having some trouble coming up with something!

I have included a range of suggestions that can easily be changed to your preferences, including how much you would like to spend. Remember, it is not essential to spend a lot, all she wants is something thoughtful and sentimental that shows her how special she is to you.

I hope you enjoy!

Flower Subscription:

1) A lot of mothers out there love a fresh bunch of flowers  (I know my mum certainly does), which is why something like this could be perfect for your mum! They would receive a new bouquet of flowers in the post each month, which I think would help brighten any mothers day up! I also love how this is an ongoing gift as it will be received over a period of time.

I company that I like is called 'Bloom and Wild'. They seem to have high quality products and I have heard good things about their service.


2) Skincare and Beauty products:

 My mum is constantly on the hunt for good skincare an makeup products that suit her and loves trying new things out, I think a great idea would be to get a few of her favourite things or something you have heard is a really good product for mature skin that she may like to try out (maybe a face moisturiser she loves or one you have heard that is extremely good that she could try out). These products do not need to be expensive you can easily fin nice things from places such as Boots and Superdrug.

3) A 'Pamper Hamper':

If like mine your mum is always extremely busy and needs some time to herself to relax a pamper hamper may be perfect for her. You can include a few items in there that would be perfect for relaxation so that she can set aside some time for herself purely to relax. Some items you may want to include could be: candles, bath products, face mask and some of her favourite chocolates or sweets! You could even possibly include a DVD of one of her favourite movies and offer to watch it with her.

4) An experience: 
If you do not get to spend a lot of quality time with your mum but would like to and to then an experience could be perfect. You could always do something that you know she loves to do or something she has always wanted to do, or a spa trip is always a good choice!

5) D.I.Y

Lastly, if you are on a budget then a bit of D.I.Y is always a good idea. This shows that you put a lot of thought and time into the present, which she will love and will be grateful for. I'm sure it will be something she will cherish forever. An example of this could be something like making a certificate for her or a card, baking her a cake, making her breakfast, a photo album of all your favourite memories. Another example could be a little jar where you write on lots of different pieces of papers all the things you love about her and she can pick one out when she is feeling a little down to make her feel better. I'm sure she will love anything you put together!

I hope you and your Mother have an amazing day! Make sure to remind her just how special she is and why you love her so much, and don't forget to thank her for all that she does for you!

Let me know any suggestions you have in the comments!

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I hope you enjoyed this post and have a lovely Sunday.


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Selena Gomez Inspired Smokey Eye!

I have been wanting to do a smokey eye tutorial for a while now as I feel it is a classic look that suits everyone. Once I saw this picture of Selena Gomez looking amazing with a smokey eye I decided to do an inspired makeup tutorial.

I know this does not look exactly identical to Selena's, but that is why it is just an inspired look, it is my interpretation of it.

Pictures of all the products are featured below.

I hope you enjoy!

 Step by step guide on this tutorial:

1) I started of by priming my skin with The Body Shops 'Insta Blur' primer I love this product as it has a really nice texture plus makes your makeup last a lot longer!

2) Then I went in with my foundation and used the Makeup Forever HD Foundation. I love this as it always gives me a flawless effect, lasts all day and looks great in photos! 

3) I then went to use my MAC Studio Finish concealer to cover any other spots/blemishes that my Foundation didn't cover. ( For this look I don't use my under eye concealer until later as I find there is a lot of fall out with such dark eye shadow colours).

3) I then used my Charlotte Tilbury powder over the top to set my makeup.

4) After this I began to contour with my Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit. Using the lighter shades for under my eyes, along my nose, chin and forehead. Then the darker shades under my cheekbones, along my jawline, and the outer part of my forehead. 

5) For highlight I put the Nars Illuminator on in Copacabana and then used Mary Lou-Manizer over the top. 

6) Next, I used Nars blush in 'Orgasm' on my cheekbones.

7) I then went onto my brows and used the Benefit 'Brow-zing', beginning with the brow gel and then over the top with thee powder to make it stay on for longer. 

8) After this I used the Benefit 'gimme brow' gel to set the products and shape my brows.

9) Then I began with my eye make up where I mainly used the Urban Decay Smokey Eye palette. I began with some lighter shades, which were: 'Thirteen' and then 'Combust', applying these all over my lid. 

10) After this I began to darker it up adding the shade'Password' to the base and blending 'Whisky' out into the crease. 

11) Then I applied 'Smolder' on the base and put 'Black Market' on the outer corner of my eye and blending it into the crease. 

12) On top of this I used 'Dagger' over the crease and 'Slanted' and 'Armour' in the on my base. I also used the colour 'High' as a highlight under the brow bone. 

13) I also used MAC'S Carbon to deepen up the crease and make it look more dramatic, adding more depth as this is a really pigmented matte black colour.

14) This step is not necessary but I used the 'Revolution Redemption eye shadow palette iconic 2'. From this palette I used the two shimmery grey colours on my lid to slightly open up my eyes. I would recommend this palette if you are on a budget, although it does not have all of the same colours as the Smokey palette I would say it is fairly similar and has good pigmentation.

15) Then I wiped away any fall out under my eyes and applied my Nars creamy concealer.

16) I then put a coat of mascara on using Maybelline's 'Lash Sensational' and then applied my Eyelure dramatic lashes N0 205.

16) Finally, I applied Chanel's lipstick in 'Rouge Allure' but I would say any pale pink colour would do!


- I would say the key for a dramatic smokey eye like this is to make sure you gradually build up the colours and use a very pigmented matte black in the crease to make it extra bold!

- Another tip when recreating this look is to beware of the fall out from the dark eyeshadows! When I did this looks I had a lot of black pigment under my eyes, therefore I would recommend not putting any concealer on until you have finished with the eye look. 

- For this look you can either choose to add a dark black eyeshadow just under your waterline to make it look even more dramatic and take the black eye shadow out further by blending it out more like Selena has. I decided not to do this as I was happy with how it looked already and by not having back near the water line it helps to make your eyes appear wider which I like.

-Finally, my biggest tip would be to blend! Make sure you always blend everything in, even if it may take a little bit of time, it is worth it and will give you the best results!

Products mentioned/used:

An overview of all the products used

Please do let me know what you thought of this look and whether you would like me to do anything else similar, if you have any suggestions of other looks I could do that would be great!

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