Welcome back to my blog! Just a quick one from me today; for my current project I need to collect some primary research about the brand ‘Paul Smith’. So, if anyone has a spare few minutes, please could you fill out my two short surveys ( I shall link them below). Thank you in advance! Any responses will be appreciated ❤️ I will be back soon with a new blog post !
Survey 1: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNJKTYC
Survey 2: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5TQN9PK
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Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would do a beauty related piece; it’s been a hot minute! So, if you want to know my (very simple) night time routine, then please keep on reading!
The first step I take when getting ready for bed is to remove my makeup; my favourite step! There is no feeling like removing a full face of makeup after a long day. To remove my eye makeup I use the Nivea ‘Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover’; a mouthful, but it is the BEST one I have found. I apply some to a cotton pad and simply wipe it over my eye and it takes off everything! Mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow and even ABH Dipbrow Pomade which is waterproof! Then, I use the Garnier ‘Micellar Cleansing Water’, to remove my face makeup, again it is the best one I’ve used! A few cotton pads later and my face is makeup free! As a last step I use a makeup wipe (Nivea ‘Pure and Natural Cleansing Wipes’) to ensure my face is fully clean and fresh! Then onto the next step.
The next step is skincare; my routine is very basic! I use the Baby Dove ‘Sensitive Moisturizer’ ( as I have very sensitive skin, as sensitive as a babies LOL), and apply a small amount all over my face, its gentle but does the job! Then, I take a good old trusty product ( also for babies)… Sudocrem! I dab a little amount onto any blemishes or red areas I might have. I can’t remember where I first heard this trick from, but I do think it really works to reduce redness and dry up blemishes! Give it a try! Plus it is a very affordable skin care product. The last and most important step I take in my night time routine is to apply a generous amount of Vaseline to my lips. The only step I will NEVER miss. My lips get awfully dry if I don’t use lip balm everyday, so I always make sure, no matter how tired I am, that I apply Vaseline!
And there it is! My very simple and affordable night time routine! I hope you enjoyed it and I will be back soon with another post! I am going to try & include more makeup/beauty related posts in the near future, so can your eyes peeled!
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Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would share with you my dislike for perfume advertisements in a hope that some of you reading also feel the same way. I’ll keep it short, but maybe not so sweet. I have a few reasons for my hate; number 1… the fact that the don’t make sense. Why is Julia Roberts walking through a party turning walls into diamonds? How is that selling the Lancôme perfume? It’s not. I understand that perfume companies have to sell their product via celeb endorsement and an eye catching story line because we don’t have ‘smellavision’, but to me, they have nothing to do with perfume. I spend half my time wondering what the advert is persuading me to buy, and by the end of the ad, I would never of guessed that it would be perfume. Also, the cliché adverts annoy me; they play heavily on stereotypes of a couple, mainly the woman falling for the man because of his scent, or lots of women falling the man. Boring! So overdone… Do men really believe that will happen in real life? Another reason I hate perfume ads is the fact that they are so extravagant, for example the Miss Dior ad featuring Natalie Portman… it must have cost millions to make the advertisement. The ad sees the actress in many different settings, such as a beach, a lavish house and even Paris. Yet I still didn’t fully understand the message of the ad, or why it would persuade me to buy the perfume; mostly I just thought about how OTT it was. But, do these ads work? They must do! Not for me personally, but I can guarantee that for some people, the eccentric and confusing ads must be persuasive enough for them to buy the perfume, or at least go into Boots to smell it!
Overall, I just dislike the over the top and over done perfume ads that have nothing to do with perfume! My face is a constant eye roll emoji when they come on TV LOL. Let me know what you think of them!
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Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Today, I thought I would share with you my ‘go-to’ makeup look that I opt for on a daily basis. It is simple and quick to achieve, which is great for days where I am running late, but still want to look put together (basically everyday!). All product details will be listed below along with some pictures of this natural and glowing look! So, if you want to find out more, then please keep on reading!
Face: For the face I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, whilst still having some coverage, colour and of course, a glow.
- LA Girl Pro Conceal – shade Green.
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – shade 1.
- Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder – shade Transparent.
- Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette – shades Subconscious and Shadowplay.
- Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder – shade 51.
- Benefit Rockateur Blusher.
- Mac Extra Dimension Skin Finish – shade Double Gleam.
Eyes: For the eyes I opted for a shimmery but natural look that would match perfectly with the dewiness of the skin, with minimal use of shadows in order to save time. I also attempted to make the brows look more natural rather than structured. I did this by using feathery strokes rather than sharp/ harsh ones, as well as making them thicker & lighter. I love the way they turned out!
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – shade Ash Brown.
- Freedom Pro Conceal & Correct Palette – lightest shade for under the brows.
- Mac Paint Pot – shade Soft Ochre.
- Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette – shade Bitter Start and Substitute for Love.
- Loreal Paris individual eyeshadow – shade Wild Gold.
- Benefit Roller Lash Mascara.
- Maybelline Brow Drama – shade Medium Brown.
- Mac Extra Dimension Skin Finish – Double Gleam ( for the inner eye corners).
Lips: For ease I chose to apply some of my Rosy Lips Vaseline; it provides a subtle hint of colour, whilst also moisturising the lips! Not to mention it can be easily reapplied throughout the day.
To finish, as always, I used a few sprays of my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, to make sure that my makeup stays on throughout the whole day!
So, that completes my natural everyday makeup look! I hope you enjoyed this beauty themed post! More to come soon.
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