Valentines Day: Beauty and Make Up

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I’m not big on the commercialism that goes along with valentines the tacky hearts, balloons, chocolates and worst of all red roses but for me its a nice excuse to go out for a lovely meal and spend the day together. In addition to that I can pamper myself a bit the night before which is a bonus too. This was meant to be more of a OOTD/OOTN post but as I completely forgot it will just be my make up I wore ect.

The Night Before

It’s time for a well earned spot of me time after a busy week of university and work I decided to treat myself to a spot of pampering. In the morning I washed my hair and used a hair mask as well as hair oil, the winter weather is really drying out my hair and I’ll do anything to keep my hair silky and smooth.

So then I decided to rush myself a deep luxurious bath with my Ted Baker Bath Foam, as well as using the time to indulge even further with The Face Shop Sparkling Wine Face Mask. Nothing beats relaxing bath with a face mask, I also watch a touch of youtube on my phone as I knew I’d be having a bath at the end of the week I saved up a bunch of youtube from through out the week by adding them all to my watch later list.

However, I was meant to be using the gorgeous smelling LUSH Think Pink Bath Bomb but with the boards in store I never realise that has Lavender Oil in it which I’m allergic to, severely allergic. I made that mistake with several bath bombs I brought as I don’t usually buy lush so the only one I could use was the butter ball which I loved. So sadly the twilight bath bomb, think pink bath bomb and big blue bathroom have had to be chucked, at least then bin may smell nice.

Day Time

DSCF4499[1]We don’t do a soppy Valentines Day for us it is most important to spend the day together, so we hopped on the bus to Watford and spent the day browsing the shops and having a delicious lunch at GBK nomnom. 

During the Day I kept my make up simple underneath my Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Light Porcelain I wore my Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur, all as a simple attempt to make me look more awake than I really was after a stressful week. To add a slight flush to my cheeks I used the Make Up Revolution Blush in Now!, I cannot believe it was only £1.00 you get so much product and it is really well pigmented well worth checking out. I sealed it all in with my Collection Pressed Powder in Ivory before moving onto my eyes. As I was pressed for time in the morning I kept it simple just adding a wash of colour over my lid with my Hello Kitty Shimmer Dust in Dappled (Hello Kitty always makes me smile), before adding a small bit of highlight to the corner of my eye with the colour Aurora from my MUA Heaven and Earth palette.  I finished it all off with my sample of Benefits Roller Lash Mascara (which is amazing) and a swish of YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Lush Coconut over my lips. Real sorry there are no pictures we were stretched for time.

Night Time

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The main cliché thing we do on Valentines Day is go out for a meal, we love Bella Italia but its pricey for a student so its a treat kinda thing and its not tacky on Valentines. Also the Valentines menu is often great value but it was a bit crap this year so we booked out table for the standard one.

We got home with 30mintues until we had to leave again so I went for stuff which is effortless much looks great, upon getting in I removed all my make up with the L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water. I’ve liked both the items I’ve tried from the Skin Perfection line so I’m tempted to try more, the micellar water removes make up so effortlessly and I’m so glad I picked it up. Then I jumped in the shower as a refresher is always essential before going to dinner and a 2 minute relax session before undertaking the most manic multitasking session of my life.

I used my good ol faithful base of Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer which I am quickly running out of. I decided to use my bare minerals face products as they effortlessly blend and you can never get it wrong so I used my bareMinerals Original Foundation in Fairly Light blending it out with my bareMinerals Flawless Face Brush a perfect pair really. I finished off my face with yet more Bare Minerals products, I used my bareMinearls Loose Blush in Luminary and sealed in with my bareMinearals Mineral Veil. Finally moving on to a different brand of make up now, I used a mixture of bareMinerals single loose eye shadows and a No7 mini eye palette which was a Christmas gift to create a simple brown smokey eye. Finally to finish off the look I used a pink berry lip crayon from No 7 from another Christmas set so I don’t have the names.

So there you go my make up for the day, sorry I don’t have the pictures it was just a semi rushed day and I got caught up in the moment I didn’t have a chance to do it. Anyway I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day whatever you did and I will speak to you guys again in my next post on Friday which will be a review on the Maybelline Baby Skin Primers.

Lots of Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Valentines Gifts for Her

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So its valentines already and Christmas  wasn’t actually that long ago. You’ve been wracking your brains for weeks trying to come up with something  more than the played out flowers and chocolates well keep reading for some inspiration . . .

A Personal Touch . . .

normal_design-your-own-personalised-heart-necklaceGifts with a personal touch are a great idea, this one from Not on the Highstreet, there are so many different aspects you can personalise it with. Prices start from £19.50 for this price you get to pick the colour of the chain and heart (from silver, gold and rose gold) as well as a the heart charm with a coloured gem of your choice and an initialled star. Which is a cute little necklace in itself there are drop down options for additional charms. Blow her away with jewellery to suit her personal tastes and personality and she’ll love it. Available from Not on the High Street from £19.50.

Tell them how much you love them . . . 

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This is another little great personalised gift from Not on the High Street, this however sticks at the one price, simple choose what you want the lid of the box to say and then write out ten reasons why you love that special someone. Its so well presented and is great to hold on to for years, I also like that with this set you can write your own personal reasons as to why you love them so it can be as generic or unique as you want. Available from Not on the High Street for £18.50.

Relaxing Romance . . .

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If she loves a pamper session or a big lush lover, lush always does and amazing range of gift sets for every holiday and for all budgets. This is my personal favourite as its wrapped beautifully and its filled with three beautiful Valentine themed items including: Heart Throb Bubble Bar; Cupids Love Soap and Love Locket Bath Bomb. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the new lush stuff but I am yet to pop into lush while the valentines lines have been in stock. Available from Lush for £17.50.

Sweet Sanctuary . . .

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The Sanctuary Spa Brimming Full of Happiness Gift Set is another great gift for a girl who loves to treat herself daily but doesn’t always have the time. Perfect for a girl on the go, so she can make those showers feel more luxurious with a delicious green lemon and orange blossom fusion. Boots are actually doing some amazing Sanctuary Spa and Ted Baker gift sets on the lead up for Valentines day, well worth a look in. Available from Boots for £12.50.

 Get Naked . . .

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Last year Naked launched the Naked on the Run palette which is the perfect all in one make up kit, all you need is a perfect base and your good to go. This set contains 4 eye shadows, blush, bronzer, lip gloss, perversion mascara and 24/7 eye liner and its ultimately perfect for any make up lover. I so badly want this but I’m going to lay off for a while. Available from Feel Unique for £37.00.

Sweet Scents . . .

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For Valentines day Superdrug is doing loads of amazing offers on fragrances, this Vera Wang Love Stuck was £58.00 and is now £24.99. So go classic and buy a signature scent, there are scents suitable for every palette. This one is also in an  pretty bottle that will look beautiful on any dressing table. Available from Superdrug for £24.99.

And if it has to be flowers . . . 

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Sometimes it has to be flowers so to make it simpler for yourself, sites like Moon Pig do everything for you with a free card included. Buy a beautiful red rose bouquet, this package also includes chocolate truffles and a cute little candle so you don’t need to worry everything is done for you. Although red roses are and classic valentines gift double check what her favourite flowers are as sometimes you are better to get a small bunch of her favourite flower rather than a big bunch of roses she doesn’t want. This package is available from Moon Pig for £35.00.

Hopefully some of these ideas helped and inspired you for what to get your significant other this Valentines Day, on Sunday you’ll be able to see some gift ideas for him.

Lots of Love,

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

January Favourites

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So first favourites of 2015, woo woo. January has seemed like a long month with coursework, semester A exams and the start of semester b of my final year its been busy, I’ve also be lucky to have a week off where I took part in some pampering and retail therapy. So on with the favourites . . .

Ted Baker London Body Spray: I got this in a set from my sister for Christmas and I love the scent I’m unsure how to describe it but its mean to be rose, sandalwood and raspberry which is probably true its a floral fruity cross. This essentially fits in bag and is so handy the perfect go to scent/spray.

Tanya Burr Nail Polish in Midnight Sparkles: Another beautiful nail polish from the Tanya Burr cosmetic line this is a beautiful dark purple with glittery flecks, perfect for these colder months and I haven”t gotten over glitter nails yet so I can still keep the festive glitter in a more subtle way.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair: A long time youtube/beauty blogger favourite and definitely mine, so in expensive and such good quality its thick and creamy so is ideal for hiding anything you may want to hide. A savoir during late night study sessions, early morning exams and balancing life in general. If you haven’t tried it yet, then why haven’t you?

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy in 1 Lush Coconut: (Glossy Balm Crystal Colour) So I got this as a gift from my loving boyfriend and I’m in love, I wanted this for ages and as there was nothing else to get me he brought me this. The sheer candy just add a subtle wash of colour to your lips and its simply perfect I wear it everyday.

Hello Kitty Shimmer Dust in Dappled: My mum brought me a bunch of cutesy hello kitty stuff for Christmas and she picked this up, despite been hesitant at first to use it I finally took the plunge and tried it and I love it, its a purple neutral shade ideal for every day or romantic looks. Basically a complete surprise but it is absolutely amazing.

So those are my monthly favourites, I’ve limited it to five but I’m trying to work out if that is the right amount or not, let me know. What have you guys been loving this month, let me know?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Make Up Collection Part Two

So on Saturday I uploaded the first half of this and here is the rest of my make up collection that is here with me at university.

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Sleek Face Form in Light: This is the ultimate drug store contour kit when you get the hang of it, pretty much everything your face in one place especially with such a beautiful blush and all 3 work together and blend so easily.

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral in 102 Natural Ivory: This wasn’t a great foundation for me but I’ve almost hit pan and i’m mixing it with moisturiser and trying to make it work for me so it wasn’t £16.00 wasted.

Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer Classic: I use this daily in my t zone and cheeks just generally where I want my make up to last longer, it leaves a matte finish and feels amazing. The only downside is it is a little expensive for a drugstore silicon based primer but I would repurchase if its the best in the drug store.

MUA Blushes in Bon Bon and Lolly: These are near enough identical which is my fault as I brought one loved in went to buy another and clearly love that tone so much I brought a near identical one. These are incredible blushes though especially for only £1.00 each.

A very old Natural Collection Shimmer Powder.

Wet n Wild Natural Wear Pressed Powder in Ivory: I bought this at cosmetic fairy over the summer and it is slightly too dark for my natural collection however, its a lovely quality powder and I’ll break it out next summer when i have a slight natural tan.

Natural Collection Pressed Powder in Cool: This used to be my go to powder now I tend to opt for Collections but I still love it, the only reason its not been used as much is because I dropped it and its smashed so it’s definitely more of an apply at home thing than touch up at home. Good if you’re on a budget though.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Ivory: This unfortunately I got screwed over by feel unique as this was meant to be try me and it wasn’t, as when I asked where my sample was to test the colour I was told rudely it wasn’t one offered under try me despite it been advertised as try me. Regret buying it for feel unique as it is too dark but I’ve made doo mixed it with another foundation as it definitely add more CC to my standard foundation.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Light Porcelain: A true pale girl foundation and it leaves a perfect dewy brightening foundation that keeps you looking radiant and awake. Love this so much.

Make Up Academy Pressed Powder in Light: I bought this for travelling over the summer to keep in my bag for touch ups as for £1.00, its such a good powder and ideal to keep in my bag.

Collection Pressed Powder in Ivory: I have way too many pressed powders don’t I? This is by far my favourite pressed powder I’ve gone through so many and next time I’m in Superdrug/Boots as I’m hitting pan and I cannot live without it.

YSL Fusion Ink Foundation Sample: Totally lost my piece of paper with my colour on however, as its winter its too dark as I got matched for my colour about two days after coming back from holidaying in the south of france.

Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer in Light: So yeah I don’t like it but I’m determined to use it as a concealer is useful especially as a pencil to stick in my bag.

Make Up Academy Cover and Conceal Wand In Light: This is great for covering small blemishes but is slightly on the watery side but its a £1.00 concealer and highly workable.

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Avon Eyeshadow Duo in Warm Cashmere: A beautiful natural matte duo that is perfect for everyday, forgot about it for a while brought  it back out the other day and been wearing it a lot since.

The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes in Warm: Perfect for a brown smoky eye, brilliant amount of product and lovely shadows, only downside is that its £16.00 for 4 eyeshadows.

MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara in Black Brown: I simply adore this mascara it’s essentially everything I’d ever want in a mascara, never going to go without this again.

Soap and Glory Its About Prime Eyeshadow Primer: Essentially just trying to use this up so I can open up my urban decay primer potion.

Rimmel Glam Eyes: The labels come of the back and I got it in a pound shop but its a lovely quad of colours only problem is some of the colours are tricky to use due to all the plastic dividers.

Make Up Academy Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tint in Stay and Girl Like Me: These are great for lazy days to add a wash of colour or use as a base for something else, definitely recommend and basically a touch up essential. It’s also essential for those who likes to sleep in just run over your eyelids as you run out the door.

Barry M Showgirl Mascara: This was a gift with purchase that I haven’t actually got round to using it as I’m getting better at not having 3/4 mascaras on the go at once. I will post a review possibly when I get round to trying it out.

Collection Colour Kohl Black Magic: My all time favourite eyeliner that I don’t think I will ever find a good replacement for and actually as its only £1.99 what is the point in trying to find something better.

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Make Up Academy Lip Lacquer in Tranquility: This is really the ultimate velvet/matte lip product, it honestly lasts ages and became a make up staple over the summer, especially as t held up so well throughout the day even when eating and drink.

Maybellene Baby Lips: This was a pound shop baby lips so I’m not sure what it is to its normal drug store equivilant and its an import however, this stuff is amazing and tends to stay in

3 Avon Lipstick Samples: I got these when avon had a stand at a careers day at my university, they had nothing related to me but I love get free samples and these are super nice lipsticks and colours.

Makeup Academy Lipstick in Bare: the ultimate budget nude, cannot get enough of this.

Barry M Cor Balmy in Adam and Eve: I love this balm but the scent is a little summery so I may retire this for a few months.

I’m honestly too lazy to get up and check the last few (lazy blogger I know), however I have so much stuff to do at the moment and some of these aren’t actually labelled as they’ve worn off. So how do you store your makeup and what are your favourites in your own collection?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Bigger doesn’t mean better value and ‘High End’ been the same price as ‘Drugstore’

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The other day I read somewhere that sometimes with make up, especially with high end products that the bigger sizes are worse in value than travel. A baffling concept as most the time buying bigger products often means better value for most products so when I noticed it myself I just had to share.

I first noticed this is the case when looking at Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer on Feel Unique. The travel size containing 6ml costs £8.00 meanwhile the standard size containing 11ml costs £18.00, the maths is simple enough but I’ll do it anyway buying to travel sizes cost £16.00 and you have an additional 1ml over buying the full size. Yes it’s only £2.00 but over time it all adds up and you could even purchase a mixture of the Eyeshadow Primers depending on need. So keep an eye out for this, your better to order two travel sized over the full sized.

In addition to this I just thought I’d point out an interesting fact, I currently use Soap and Glory’s eyeshadow primer which costs £8.00 for 5ml, yes thats right the Urban Decay one is actually cheaper and much better for what you get. A higher quality high end product is actually ‘equal’ in price to a drug store product. So if you want a eyeshadow primer go for urban decay I’ve been trying them out recently with samples I received with the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette my boyfriend brought me.

After been so annoyed about this fact I have just ordered a travel sized urban decay primer as I find the Soap and Glory primer causes creasing.

Have you ever noticed bigger been worse value for money? Or Drugstore products equating in price to their high end equivilents? Comment below and let me and everyone else know, also what is your opinion in this topic.

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Barry M Superdrug Exculisive Palettes Quick Look and Review

So I was doing a bit of nosing about yesterday in Superdrug and spotted these beautiful Superdrug exclusive Barry M palettes and could not resist buying one of them. Also on a side note if you spend £7.00 or over on Barry M at the moment in Superdrug you get a free show girl mascara (your choice of volume or lengthen) worth £4.99.So I thought I’d do an overview of which ones are available and a mini first impressions review on the one I brought.

There are two limited edition ones that add on to the palette line with the neutral and smokey eye palettes that Barry M currently offer the two Limited Edition ones are Starry Eyed and Super Chic.

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Starry Eyed runs along the theme of the others containing a blush along with 6 eyeshadows containing a mix of glittery shimmers and matte tones. A beautiful range of colours that I’m not sure what type of looks this is best for probably more date nights or nights out but with it been two in one its great to stuff in your bag for getting ready at a firends for a girls night out.

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The second palette and the once I purchased is Super Chic, and unlike the others this contains a primer along with the eyeshadows. I just thought this was super cute and I’m trying to mix up my make up and add more colour opposed to sticking to neutrals and I just thought I was more likely to use this one opposed to the other limited edition.

I attempted to get some swatches but the lighting wasn’t great and my cameras still playing up sometimes. Some of the shades come up fairly pale but are buildable and workable and if you dampen your brush the colour pay of is stunning and still ultra workable the only colour that is disappointing is the first shade however, it is glitter and is great to add shimmer over the top and just dab a bit on. Basically the end shade is  great to take a look from day to night with minimal effort.

I’ve been playing with it for a few days and it is worth the money I spent especially as it’s like nothing that I own. Yet I wish that some of the colours had better pigmentation yet you can easily work with it all and I’ve never used Barry M eyeshadows before opting more often for their amazing range of nail varnishes.

Have you tried any of the Barry M Superdrug exclusives?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Day 105: Benefits Build Your Own Kit: Is it worth it? (Theoretically)

benefit-cosmeticsSo while looking longingly on the Benefit website the other day at all the make up I want but cannot justify spending my money on I noticed they had a build your own kit thing and I started to wonder if its worth it, so lets work it out.

What does it include and for how much?

The kit costs £66 not matter what you choose from the selection, for this you get to pick a complextion product, cheek product, eye product, a ‘free’ gift and a make up bag. All in all not bad as you get some choice and its worth more than what you are actually paying for it as all items will be full size. Items you can choose from:

Complexion: the POREfessional; hello flawless oxygen wow! in various shades; big easy in various shades; “that gal”  or “hello flawless!”.

Cheeks: rockateur; benetint; hoola; posietint; lollitint; fine-one-one; highbeam; watt’s up! or dandelion.

Eyes: they’re real mascara; gimme brow; fakeup; BADgal lash mascara; boi-ing; high brow; instant brow pencil or ooh la lift.

‘Free’ gift: creaseless cream shadow; longwear powder shadow; ultra plush lip gloss; benebalm; chachabalm or lollibalm.

So no matter what your tastes or what you want to try it is probably be fairly easy to find an item you want on each list because even with cheeks a limited sounding category there’s highlighter; blush and bronzer so you just have to pick your favourite.

How does the cost add up?

Unfortunately Benefit do not sell the make up included in this kit separately so it is hard to gauge this as a priced item however, there travel sized beauty bag is £29.50 almost half of the price you pay on its own. Yet for the purpose of working out if it is worth it I will calculate it using the 4 cosmetic choices only but you can see how the retail values of the whole set is much greater than the cost of the kit.

First up how much would it cost if you choose all the least expensive item of each category and what the final cost would be: The cheapest items for each would result in you getting: “that gal” brightening face primer; instant brow pencil/high brow and any free gift lip product (choice of 4).

£22.50+£19.50+£15.50+£14.50= £72

£72-£66=£6 saving

The how much would it cost if you choose the most expensive item in each category? By choosing the most expensive items you would receive: big easy complexion corrector; any of the cheek and lip stains; they’re real! mascara and creaseless cream shadow/longwear powder shadow.

£27.50+£24.50+£19.50+£15.50=£87

£87-£66=£21 saving

So by buying this kit any of the combinations will save you between £6 and £21.

So is it worth it?

Hmmm it depends it is a very good deal and obviously with the make up bag its huge savings, but you can buy a make up bag any time so its not worth including. The big question is before buying this is how much do you want the products if you are just picking for the sake of saving then no. If you only deserately want two products and aren’t fussed about the others do not bother buying it, buy the two products you want and save a bit of money. The kits are designed to make you buy more than you intend as they seem like a good deal as you save quite a bit but in reality if you were only going to spend £40/£50 you spend more than you want or need to without realising it (bit of economics for you).

At the end  of the day you need to weigh it up in your own head as to if its worth it for you as ultimately only you can decide it it is really worth the money.

Have your tried any of these benefit products, if so what do you think? And would you create your own kit?

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Day 102: Soap and Glory It’s About Prime Eyeshadow Primer Review

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Another day, another make up review and this time its Soap and Glory’s Eyeshadow Primer in the shade Bright Light. Bright light is a whitey/nude shade which I picked over the smoky one as I thought it would be more versatile.

I’m always a bit mixed on the Soap and Glory packaging, much like I am with Benefit, the names are adorably cute but the packaging has that 50s/60s pin up vibe which isn’t my style but I appreciate the effort that’s gone into it. The applicator is your typical doe foot applicator when you can simply dab in on and smooth over with your ring finger.

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It applies easily and smoothly so no problems there and as directed on the box I waited the 30 seconds before applying eye make up. My make up became beautiful and pigmented, looking absolutely stunning. It works well at helping my make up stay on all day on Saturday I did my make up in the morning and it all stayed in place until evening.

There is just one down side with the product no matter how little primer I put on I ended up with creasing which was highly unexpected considering the eye shadows I used never normally crease. I am completely perplexed as to why this product causes creasing. I think I will try and play around with this product a bit more however, I cannot think of much else to try so suggestions are welcome.

Overall I would not repurchase this product and I don’t recommend trying it as its a waste of money. Have your tried this and what are your thoughts? What do you recommend for eye primers. Available at Boots for £8.00.

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Day 95: Top Eye Products under £10

So here are my top drugstore eye products including eyeshadows, mascaras and eyeliners; basically all the things I absolutely love considering I almost always focus on my eyes. Once again all ordered in price order from low to high.

Collection Colour Kohl Eyeliner in Black Magic

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I have repurchased this eyeliner so many times, its a really intense black which can be used for all of your usual eyeliner need. It stays on the waterline for hours and can be easily smudged out. Although I am always trying new eyeliners I doubt I will ever stop using this one. Available at Superdrug for £1.99.

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

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The most amazing, go to easy to reach for palette I have ever owned, I pretty much use this every day and you can use it for a wide variety looks its going to make me so upset for when I start to hit pan on this product yet at being so inexpensive you can easily buy a new one. In addition, there isn’t a single colour I haven’t used loads so it is definitely worth it. Available from MUA and in Superdrug stores for £4.

Avon True Colour Eye Duo in Warm Cashmere

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A small handbag sized duo now, an entire subtle day time look all that can easily fit in any handbag or make up day. Its ideal for touch ups however, with such long livity with these eyeshadows you won’t need to but I carry it in my bag anyway. With both been matt its ideal for day time  as half the time now I find it difficult to find matt neutral shades. Available from Avon for £6.00.

MUA Luxe Pretty Edgy Eye Palette

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So finally I have this stunning palette, I initially bought it for the packaging and have since fallen in love with it especially for more dramtic night time looks. With the pinks though you can also create a cute day time look if you wanted to and the 4 big shades are matte. Available from MUA for £8.00.

There are other drug store products I love like the Max Factor False Lash Effect as well as some Body Shop however, despite often been on offer often the retail prices are over £10 so did not include them.

What are your favourite eye products?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Day 73: My Everyday Make Up Routine

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So today I thought I’d just show you what products I am loving for my current every day make up, I just go for a simple subtle make up look which is suitable for every occasion.

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So first up, no matter what I use my Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer in Normal/Combination skin. I just put this on all over and wait a while for it to soak in, it’s no surprise that its still in my every day routine as it’s the primer I always come into and my make up is transformed with this underneath.

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Then I just apply my Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in shade 010 Light Porcelain with a Wilko Premium Stipler Foundation Brush. The foundation is amazing as most of you know and luckily for us pale girls it comes in a large variety of shades so you will be able to find one to suit you. I’m playing around with cheaper brushes so I’m trying out one Wilko face brush and two eye brushes, its working well and if you want a full review of wilko brushes let me know in the comments below.

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As I’ve been travelling and away from home a lot my Sleek Face Form Palette in Light has become a go to product and I just apply it with a Cosmopolitan Blush Brush. I don’t do full on contouring but a do a basic bit, or sometimes I just use it for a bit of blush or bronzer to freshen up my face. It is just a versatile do it all palette and will worth getting. If you want to you can check out my review of this here.

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So for a concealer I am currently using the MUA Cover and Conceal in Light, as my collection one ran out and this was the only one that was there close to my colour. I’m hoping to pick one up when I go into Plymouth for a day because this isn’t the best concealer, its just a bit light and watery so not what you really want from a concealer but its buildable and workable when needed.

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I have fallen in love with the MUA Heaven and Earth Palette, its just such a beautiful neutral palettr that you can create all sorts of looks. For general everyday I just sweep Myan Dust (Top row 3rd from the right) over the lid and then put Bedrock (bottom far right) on in my crease, then blending it in. I use my two Wilko Eyeshadow Brushes to apply the colour and then I blend with my Ruby and Millie Eyeshadow brush.

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I then just pick up my go to eye liner Collection Intense Colour Kohl Pencil in 01 Black Magic, and just pit it in my water line. I’ve recently been loving my Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara in Black Brown, my mum brought it for me when tesco had a load gong cheap and it was only £2.50 and I’ve been loving it despite never going for a black brown normally. I love the formula and the brush and they definitely give me fuller natural lashes.

Tip: Melt the tip of your pencil eye liner in a lighter flame for a second or so then allow to cool before putting on, it gives off a more intense colour and helps eye liner last longer.

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I always set my make up with a pressed powder and currently I’m loving MUA Pressed Powder in Shade 1, and apply it with a Kabuki. I find you can’t really go wrong with pressed powders of any price and I love this one it gives good coverage and luckily the light shade is the right colour for me.

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And finally, day to day I don’t always bother with my lips but I will always but on my Barr y M Cor Balmy Lip Balm in Adam and Eve, to keep my lips soft and hydrated. You can read a full review here.

So that’s my current day to day make up, I know you may have seen a lot of these products before but once I find something I love I always go back and others just suit me while I’m doing a lot of staying away from home.

What’s your current make up routine? Do you keep it simple and repetitive like me, or do you regularly mix it up?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox