My Brow Routine – Collab with Daisy Petals

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Very recently my eyebrows have become one of my most important and favourite pasts of my makeup routine., which I think is safe to say so has most other people. I’ve suddenly started paying much more attention to them. Personally , I go for a natural look, as not a big fan of big bold brows. This is a colab with the lovely Daisy Petals –  I love reading her new blog posts and look out for them. She’s a really lovely person, so I defiantly recommend checking her blog out. So here’s how I achieve my brows …

Back in October I got my eyebrows threaded, I know that seems like ages ago and everything has probably grown back, but that created guide lines and the perfect shape, so that I don’t over pluck. Since then, I’ve just been plucking out the strays with tweezers, trying to keep the shape. My eyebrows are naturally fairly dark so they don’t take much to look fake and like draw on sticks because of this I try to stick to products that match my hair colour and nothing to heavy. DSC_1111

  1. On days when I want high intensity bold brows I will use the Nyx ‘Proof It’ Waterproof Eyebrow Primer. Now this product is crucial, but you can really notice the difference once you start using it. With this product, my eyebrows stay on all day and don’t smudge, as I’ve found powder products cling to your brows more. So I simply wipe this on to my eyebrows and wait a few seconds for it to dry.
  2. Next, I outline underneath my brows using the pencil included in the Seventeen ‘ Brows That’ Kit. I really recommend this kit as it comes with everything you need :wax, pencil, powder, highlighter; all in a cute little palette. This is quite hard, but creates a really soft and subtle line, which is really easy to blend out with a spoolie.
  3.  As I used the primer earlier, I skip the wax, which I find creates thick and obvious look, which some people may like, personally I prefer a natural. Powder is really easy to be precise with and easy be built up to achieve the levels of boldness desired. Using an angled brush from Wilko, I apply the powder in small amounts, meaning I can slowly build up.
  4.  I also find my brows look drawn on after this, so I blend the product in, a staple part of this routine, using a basic spoolie. Doing this all the powder to be even distributed and any excess easily brushed out.  DSC_1097
  5. If your eyebrows are still unruly and have lots of strays, I suggest using a brow gel. These make sure that every single hair stays in place throughout the whole day. The Primark one served me well and has eventually run out, to replace it I purchased The Maybelline ‘Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara’ in Transparent. Unlike my old one my eyebrows don’t feel as hard and stuck together. This has a really unique brush shape – the only way to describe it is long and thin with a ball on the end- this allows you to arch your brows easily.

 

 

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How to get clearer skin(updated skincare routine)

Remove your makeup – This is one of the worst things you can do for your skin as it clogs your pores whilst you sleep. No matter how tired you are you should always do this. I recommend taking your makeup off a couple of hours before you go to bed, as you’ll find it much easier and less of a chore. To do this I use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, which I’ve been using for around 2 years now. It removes your makeup effortlessly without drying out your skin . It also doesn’t need rinsing, so it’s really quick and easy to use. I definitely recommend you try it out.dsc_0897

Use Products for you skin type – It’s really important that you use products for your skin type because you might be drying out your skin more. I have dry to normal skin, so I try to use quite a heavy moisturiser and products that don’t dry my skin out.  To moisturise I use the Boots essentials Moisturising Cucumber Cream, this product is for all skin types but is quite thick. It makes my skin really smooth, without being to oily. I love that it has antioxidants to protect skin from environmental damage, which I haven’t seen before. dsc_0899

Stick to a simple routine – Once you’ve found products that work for you keep using them, don’t vary your routine too much. The only difference between my morning and night routine is my cleanser. In the morning, I want my routine to be as quick and easy as possible, so I use the Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion. In one step this absorbs excess oil and cleanses my skin to prevent spots, which I’ve found has helped my skin a lot. At night, I have more time to deeply cleanse my skin. At the moment, I’ve been loving the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Cream Wash. First of all it smells amazing, I chose the cream wash so it doesn’t dry out my skin. This product also does a good job at preventing spots and blackheads.

Try out different products – Recently I’ve discovered different spot treatments, exfoliating face pads, face masks and eye gels. Dream Dots kindly sent me their product to try out and I’ve found them really useful in getting rid of any spots. All you have to is apply one of the patches to spot overnight and the spots all most gone in the morning. Use the code Dream10 to get 10% off, as they’re worth trying out.I’ve also been loving the facial pads to wash my face with as they really gentle on my skin an do a much better job than my hands.

 

 

 

Stocking Fillers Guide – Under £10

dsc_0538It can sometimes be hard finding good quality gifts for people under £10. So for this weeks blogmas post I thought I’d share with you some of the things I’ve been loving recently, which could give ideas to buy for other people. As I said all of these gifts are under £10 and would make great stocking fillers or secret Santa gifts.dsc_0525

Rimmel – Wake Me Up Concealer £5.49

I only recently brought this concealer as my Seventeen one was running out and fancied trying something different. This product turned out to be really creamy and provides good coverage. I use this under my eyes everyday, as it’s so brightening and blends out really quick and easily. However, this concealer is definitely more for brightening under eyes than concealing blemishes, due to its coverage. The product contains vitamin E, so when you take it off at the end of the day your skin feels so smooth.

Real Techniques – Expert Face Brush £8.99

This brush literally can be used to apply any face product! When I first brought this brush I didn’t own many face brushes and wanted a multi-purpose brush to make up for it. This brush works with liquid and cream products as well, which is amazing!  The bristles are really dense, which I like to apply liquid products with and so far there’s been absolutely no fall out. This product is very good for someone who is just getting into makeup and doesn’t own much or someone who would like a more airbrushed finish.

The Body Shop – Pink Grapefruit Body Sorbet £8.00

Compared to their other body lotions, I don’t believe this one is as well known. However, I actually prefer this to their body lotions. This one’s very light weight and doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky or thick after applying it. Once on, it absorbs really quickly and smells so good. Due to the Body Shops wide range of scents, this gift is perfect for anyone.

Lush -The Comforter Shower Cream £4.95/100g

This is one of my favourite lush smells : sweet and fruity, like blackcurrant. This shower cream lathers really easily and makes your skin also super soft when you get out. Almost like I don’t need to moisturise. I also love the colour of the gel as it’s so cute. Anyone who loves sweet fruity scents, would love this as a gift.

Ice Style World – IPhone Camera Lenses Kit £5.99

The lovely people at Ice Style World sent me this to review, but this is my own opinion on the product. I personally believe this fit any phone as it just clips on top of the camera. The kit comes with a macro, a wide angle and a fisheye lens plus a handy velvet carry pouch to keep them all safe. This kit is perfect for anyone who wants something similar to DSLR, without the high cost.dsc_0537