Monday, 26 August 2013

Foundations for pale skin (High end and drugstore options)

For some reason, today I got extremely annoyed at make up brands for not making foundation pale enough for people with actual white porcelain skin like mine! Ive searched and searched for a good foundation what doesnt make me look like I have rubbed wosits on my face and stills struggle. But these are the best I'v found. 

MAC STUDIO FIX FLUID in NW10. The NW bit is important as I used to think NC15 was the lightest and its NOT! Nw10 is so much paler than NC15. And is for pink cooled toned skin. Which you will have if you're pale. Its a heavy coverage what you might not like but I personally do! Its £21.00. Only problem with the Mac foundation range is that the NW10 only comes in this foundation. 

This is lighter than the MAC one. As you can tell. As far as I know this is the lightest drugstore foundation shade. They do a really good range but once again this colour only comes in THIS foundation and its not heavy enough for me! But its build able!

Revlon also do light colours I've heard.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

My new acne medication

After fighting with Acne for over a year now I have finally got my hands on some bloody medication for it. I have no idea if it will work or not, but I'm doing this post so if it does, I could kinda look back on it? 

So I have two creams, and then some (dissolvable) tablets. Shamefully, I cant take tablets and it is the bane of my life. These dissolve in water, and hey guess what? I HATE WATER. But its drinkable, I will do ANYTHING for clear skin!

So this is my acne today, and its a medium day. Not a terrible skin day but certainly not a good one either. I know my acne is not as bad as other peoples but it really gets me down and makes me hate myself. Hopefully, maybe, these things will work out. I praying they do, I just want them gone. If anyone else has or is suffering with acne you will understand just how down it gets you, sounds horrible but I never feel clean because my skin always feels so lumpy and disgusting. 

I have no idea where this post is going but I just thought I would share it with you all!

Friday, 16 August 2013

Bronzed face and eyes summer look

Sure summer is starting to come to an end but there is still time to pull out a gorgeous bronzed look! 

Firstly you need your base. I firstly applied a Benefit foundation stick (the purple one) to the areas I want highlight (catch the light) under my foundation, as we're going to be using a bronzer with this look. 

Secondly, I used Rimmel Match perfection foundation in the lightest colour because I am so pale! We add colour after.
Then conceal any areas you wish (even highlight) with concealer. I used the small MAC one in NW15.

Next I contoured with Sleek Face Form Palette in Light. This adds the bronzed look to your entire face. Start at your cheek bones and go right around to your temples to slim down the outer parts of your face. Also, putting bronzer on your under chin can minimise a double chin. 

Then I added some shimmer using my beloved MAC mineralise skin finish in Soft and Gentle.This completes your bronzed goddess face base!

Next! Eyes - (or you can do this earlier, what ever takes your fancy) 

I use this palette from H&M but any brown shadows will do. 

Apply a light brown all over your lid.

Next, on your crease and the outer parts of your eye lid simply add a darker brown (but not too dark) and blend it into the previous colour. You should be able to tell a small difference in the colour.

Then, add a small amount of really dark brown (you could even use a black) to your crease and blend that in. This will exaggerate the smokey eye and really add bronzed impact.

Then you can add pigment or a white shadow to under your brow bone to lighten up your look. Applying some brown shadow to the bottom of your eyes will really pull the look together so remember to do that! You can also add some eyeliner to add more impact.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

My new case from Casetagram

So a while ago I contacted Casetagram as I just think their cases are flipping amazing. I've never seen anything like them before. And they said they would send me one! I honestly could not believe it and I want to share the amazingness with you all.

 I can't explain how much I adore this case! You get to add as many photos as you want and there is so many layouts to chose from I was in heaven! The quality is awesome and all the photos are really clear too 😊 also, it was wrapped up so nicely which looked brilliant too. I am so happy to receive this. I honestly can't thank Casetagram enough! I really think you should all go and check out their page right now, and head to their website. I promise you won't regret it! 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

My favourite lip products (Including new Baby Lips review) VASELINE IS BAD FOR YOUR LIPS

My top 2 favourite ever lip products are Nivea Lip Butter and the new Baby Lips. 

Nivea Lip Butter - 
 I have the caramel cream flavour and it has the most gorgeous smell ever! Literally does smell like caramel. I could sit for ages with my nose in this and just absorb the niceness. 
When you apply it to your lips its super creamy. Its really as white/cream as it looks in the tub.

So it can make your lips look covered in white lip balm. Which YES it is, but you don't want anyone to know! So you have to really rub it in. But I LOVE THIS LIP BALM. My lips feel so so so soft once I have applied this and once I have applied it and rubbed it in, it makes my lips have such a lovely shine. I really can't describe the look because its that nice.

Baby Lips - 

After looking for these beauties for like 3 weeks now seeing as though they've been floating around the UK for a while I finally found a Superdrug what stocked them! This one is the hydrating one. I also picked this one because, well its BLUE!
This balm gives the same effect on the lips as Vaseline, a very shiny hydrated look. 
VASELINE is bad for your lips! Your lips get dependant on it, and it doesn't help them at all, it makes them worse. And so you keep applying it and applying it and buy more. You see how it works? You should use a lip balm what doesn't dry out lips like Vaseline does.
 I have only tried this product once but so far I love it and is a runner up to my lip butter for sure. 

Thursday, 8 August 2013

My month/week though photos

1. Watch - Urban Outfitters 2. Strawberry fanta on a trip shopping 3. Some buys from Berlin (Ok this is from June but I added it in anyway) 4. Beautiful shop on my trip to Lincoln 5. Bubblegum icecream in the hot weather 6. Pub meal in Lincoln 7. American candy! 8. New MAC purchase 9. ME haha

I might do these posts every week or monthly or my favourite recent photos. Would you guys like to see that? All these photos are off my other account @abbybem.

Thanks guys! 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Liebster Award

So this award helps bloggers with under 200 find other bloggers with under 200 followers and widen your blogging community (I think) This is the third one I have been tagged in now so I thought I'd finally complete it. 

The rules-
● Nominees have to answer the 11 questions that are addressed to them by the person who has nominated them (me).
● The nominees then nominate 11 other bloggers that have under 200 followers and ask them 11 new questions.
● The people you nominate need to be informed about their nomination.

These are the questions I got asked by Eleanor...
1. Favourite sweet/candy? Blue raspberry bonbons
2. If you could meet one celebrity who would it be? Matt Smith, definitely. 
3. What/who do you love most in the world? Gotta be my family even though they annoy me 99% of the time.
4. What is your must have beauty product? Collection Lasting Perfection concealer.
6. What is your favourite season? Winter!
7. If you were invisible for the day what would you do and why? Go have a nosey at what all my friends were doing because what else is there do to?
8. If you could move to any part of the world where would it be? London
9. Who is your inspiration? My mum, she's been through a lot.
10. What couldn't you live without? Oxygen food and water.
11. How do you see your future in the next ten years to be like? I honestly do not have a clue! 

And my new questions for you are... 
1. What is your favourite app on your phone?
2. If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
3. If someone offered you now, the opportunity to clone yourself, would you?
4. Whats your ideal day?
5. What is your favourite film?
6. What is something that not many people know about you?
7. Biggest fear?
8. What would you do with a million pounds?
9. What is the best gift you've ever been given?
10. What is your favourite word?
11. When was the last time you did exactly what you wanted to do? 

And I tag....

I know its not 11 but I couldn't find any more!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Barry M Gelly in Blue Grape review

Okay, I'm going to confess. I own over 15 blue nail varnishes. I mean, blue is just my favourite colour ever. I picked up Blue Grape from the Gelly collection my Barry M a while ago and I've only just realised how bloody gorgeous it is!
Swatch on MY nails ^

This is my new favourite nail varnish. It has such a high gloss finish. I only applied one coat too and it was super bright and pigmented. I am absolutely in love!
I totally recommend this product to people who love bright colours, I know for sure I will wear it all year round never mind just in the summer. Have any of you guys tried this?

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Everyday make up routine

Im going to try not to babble here or this will take me ages. I've added numbers to the photos instead of making this post massive with a photo for each product (sorry if its not as easy to follow!)

1. Use MAC Pro Longwear concealer (£15.50) to really mask all my spots. This concealer makes them look more or less invisible I love it! I put this on first so my foundation doesn't have as much to do. I apply it where ever I want so all around my mouth mainly.

2. Then face base. I use MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10 (£21.50)as my foundation. It has a really high coverage which I love.

3. I then go under my eyes with Collection Lasting Perfection concealer (£4.19)to get rid of dark circles. I also go over my spots again with this.

4. Next onto eyes! Curling your lashes is MUST! I can't remember where this one is from, but its only a cheap one and works really well. Curling them before mascara really opens them up and widens your eyes. It totally makes a huge difference!

5. Mascara next. I use Max Factor False Lash Effect (£10.99) and I LOVE IT. I hardly ever don't use this mascara as its amazing and defo my holy grail product. I recommend it to everyone. Max Factor are like the gods of mascara. 

6. Next onto eyebrows. Doing them stresses me out so much! But I use MAC eyeshadow in Expresso(£12.00).Maybe a little too brown for my brows and I may try 'Charcoal brown' next? Anyone know if thats a good colour for brows? I apply this with a Barry M eyeliner brush (the blue one) 

7. I coat my brows with some Eyeko brow gel (£18.00) to set them.

8. I then contour using the Sleek palette in Face Form (£10.00)in Light. I use the contouring powder from this mainly, just underneath my cheek bones, around up to my temples and along my forehead. 

9. I use a Pro Longwear blush my MAC in Stay Pretty (£20.00) with a Real techniques Blush brush.

10. Finally, I highlight with the wonder Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle (£22.00) on my cheek bones, and down my nose.

11. I set all this with a MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural in Light. (£22.00)

Thats basically my everyday wear. If I'm not going anywhere I do not wear any make up but for me I feel better wearing it and I like wearing it! To some of you this might be a lot, but I'm happy with what I wear. And would have much less confidence in myself if I didn't wear this lot. So yeah. If I'm off out for the  night or whatever I add eyeshadow too! 

Hope you enjoyed this post :):)

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Tiny beauty haul thanks to the bank of DAD

For these past two days I have suffered from chronic stomach cramps which induce me to feel faint, have shivers and lose feeling in my legs. Yes, they really are THAT bad. After having to come home from work early yesterday and feeling not to well again today yet battling into work, he treated me a bit. Bless.

So these are everything I got and admit-tingly its not a lot but new things really cheer you up! I REALLY wanted the limited edition neon pink Barry M and he said make it over £6.00 (what it needed to be free) and even though you can buy it separately I obviously didn't argue :P I've been after some cheap lip liners for a month or so now as I find them rather hard to use and didn't want to fork out loads for say a MAC one. I seen these at £2.99 each and 2P short decided to pick up the pencil sharpener too! I picked up a red and pink as they're the colours I wear most! 

I also picked up a Models Own nail varnish in Hedonist £5.00 after eying it up for a week or too and its such a beautiful colour.

(Both new varnishes // red Models Own // pink Barry M)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Groundedhearts jewellery

Today I checked the mail to see a beautiful little delivery for me from Groundedhearts. She's a lovely girl and contacted me through Instagram about sending me some pieces. She let me chose and I HAD to pick the elephant bracelet as its stunning!

I will be wearing this ALOT as its such a cute little bracelet.