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You are (Mini) Gold! @natashadenona I have 5 more days at work and then I’m done for the festive season... can’t tell you guys how ready I am for a break! What countdown are you on? 🎄
Had a fab, festive day off work🎄 I used the @morphebrushes “Oh My Gorg” palette which came in this months @cohorted box. I love it! @memimakeup_uk Primer @urbandecaycosmetics Foundation @narsissist Concealer @esteelauderuk x VB Powder @hourglasscosmetics Blush Palette Lipstick is @tomfordbeauty Sable Smoke
If you’re looking for some gift inspiration for beauty lovers in your life, look no further! Maybe you’re stuck for what to get someone, or need some things for your list.. 😜 I’ve tried to put together some ideas across two price brackets. From luxury lipsticks, makeup brushes and palettes to affordable skincare, body care and treats. A few personal faves that I think make great gifts; @apothakaskincare Nail & Cuticle Oil @thekitstars Brushes @bekibeauti Makeup Removing Pad @featheranddownsleep Pillow Spray @elizabethscarlett Pouches / Eye Masks @louboutinworld Eyeshadows @nyk1secrets Lash Serum - and remember to use MAKEUP10 for discount - every little helps at Christmas! @tan_luxe Super Glow Let me know what’s on your Christmas list?
🛁 Brush Washing 🛁 I’ve tried various products and methods but always come back to this... good old simple baby shampoo and a brush board to give them a good scrub. Works a treat! Admittedly, I don’t do it as often as I should but it’s amazing how much satisfaction comes from a clean fluffy brush! How do you wash yours?
~Saturday Staples~ Edition 4 @whackitbeautylondon Mean Green Superfood Drops - where do I start with these... Hair, nails, face - you name it, they do it, and they make for a flawless base as a makeup primer. Natural, cruelty free and vegan, and if that isn’t enough, the box they come in is biodegradable and infused with seeds, plant it and it will turn into flowers- absolutely genius! @lorealmakeup Paradise Mascara - in my top 3. It is super black, and gives me long and volumised lashes and the price is 👌🏻👌🏻. @tartecosmetics Shape Tape- love this as a concealer for under the eyes and it doubles up as a brilliant eyeshadow primer too! @milkmakeup Foundation - you can’t feel this is on your face - it’s that lightweight but it packs a punch in terms of coverage. The finish is velvety, airbrushed skin. I wore it this week and genuinely had so many people compliment my skin. A dark horse this one! @ctilburymakeup Pillow Talk Lipstick - one of the few lipsticks I would repurchase when it runs out. Pinky tones aren’t normally my thang but I love this one. If ever I’m not sure what lippy to pair with my eye makeup- this is a great choice as it goes with everything. I know it’s a popular one for a lot of people! @youth_lab_uk Oxygen Moisture Cream - this has been a saviour now the frosty mornings have set in, it sinks in nicely, adds a lovely radiance to the skin and is really lightweight- good one for oily skin. @skinnytanhq Wonder Serum - with party season upon us, this is my go-to tan. This is a gel consistency and you need the tiniest amount (a little goes a long way) This doesn’t go streaky or patchy and it’s super easy to apply with a mit. @okeeffesuk Exfoliating Foot Cream - I used to neglect my feet so badly, but since I’ve had this and seen the benefits, I apply this every single night before bed and man oh man- my heels are a solid 10/10. It’s sooo good! Have you tried any of these?
~ T E X T U R E ~ I’m 3/4 of the way through my @dermatudeuk & @alift_official treatments now (kindly gifted by @nouveauskintherapyuk) and seeing improvements to my skin each time. The three images show before, after 4 treatments and after 7 treatments. I have 3 more to go. I no longer look in the mirror and see a face full of pores - I actually see skin that I feel happy with. I’m so happy! Personally I cannot recommend the treatments enough for anyone with similar skin concerns and they involve zero downtime, by the time I get to car after my treatments, other than me being makeup free, you’d have no idea I’d had thousands of micro perforations made all over my face. There is no question that I will continue with top up treatments, that I will pay for myself because I don’t want to look like a crumpet again! 🙈😬😂
#maestrospalettemission this week is with the ABH Soft Glam palette - one of my all time faves. It’s so easy to wear and create looks with. I used Tempera all over the lid, Orange Soda as a transition shade, Bronze in the inner corner and Mulberry smoked out in the outer corner. Hope you all survived Monday! 🤦🏻♀️ @esteelauderuk x VB Morning Aura @lauramercier Foundation @itcosmeticsuki Concealer @chanel.beauty Bronzer @chanel.beauty Powder @marcjacobsbeauty Blusher @lameruk Highlight @anastasiabeverlyhills Soft Glam Palette Lipstick is @narsissist “Charlotte” - @clare_sunshine_digital I thought of her all day 🥰
Welcome to Edition 3 of Sunday Staples👋🏻 a weekly roundup of my hero products 🦸🏻♀️ @ctilburymakeup Hollywood Flawless Filter - I love this and I know so many of you do too. It’s the perfect 'lit from within’ base or it can be tapped on top of your makeup as a highlighter. It’s great for any fellow oily skinned folk as it’s glowy without being greasy. What us oilies need💁🏻♀️✨. @newcidcosmetics I Glow “Sirocco” - in my top 5 highlighters of ALLLL time. It’s just pigmented enough for me with one swipe of my brush- but it can be built up to be seen from space if that’s your thang. It sits on the more icy tone of the glow spectrum (think Mary Lou) which is my favourite tone for a highlighter. @lorealmakeup Matte Signature Liners - well aren’t these a joy. Fab shades, easy to apply, long lasting (they literally don’t budge) AND fancy packaging to top it all off! I picked these three up in a 3 for 2 intro offer when they were new- but Boots / Superdrug often have that offer on and I highly recommend. The emerald green is just perfection. @a.florenceskincare Hydrating Gel Cleanser - I have spoken about this many a time, but one more time won’t hurt! This is my 3rd bottle and I will have no hesitation in ordering a 4th - it’s one of my faves all year round. I love to apply this in the morning and leave it on as I brush my teeth, as a flash mask, and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated for the day. It’s fragrance free (I get a slight oaty scent but it’s not overpowering at all) and the green colour comes from the matcha green tea it’s formulated with alongside, chlorella, aloe, pro-vitamin B5, oat and hyaluronic acid. @thekitstars Tapered blender brushes - making crease blending a dream since November 2019. I reviewed the set last weekend, but I’m genuinely so impressed by the quality and the price of these. Highly recommend if you’re in the market for some decent eye brushes. @huxley_uk Secret of Sahara Sleep Mask - This is a gel - cream texture and I apply this as I would a moisturiser right before I go to bed and wake up to juicy, plump, happy skin. Prickly pear for the win! 🍐
What did y’all get then? 🖤 #blackfriday
With Black Friday literally round the corner, what’s on your wishlist? Maybe you’re made some purchases already?! I have my eye on a few things but I want to see what offers come up - and will be making sensible decisions (she says 😜) @escentual had a great BF sale last year, so if you picked up any bargains, you’ll be pleased to hear, the bargains are returning! I bagged the 200ml @dhcskincare oil cleanser for £12 last year. Total bargain! They’ve kindly sent me over a selection of products ahead of the offers launching - most of which will be at least 50% off from 29th November. The sales will last for 4 days ANDDDDD code “BLACK10” will get your an additional 10% off. Do you think you’ll take the chance to stock up on some skincare or splurge on some makeup offers?
Happy Monday makeup fans! You’ll probably have noticed that the #maestrospalettemission has gone a bit rogue - for the last two weekends I’ve been so busy having fun that I’ve missed the deadline of daylight and didn’t get a chance to take any pics, but don’t worry, business will resume as normal next week. It has been lovely to see some of you joining in and using the hashtag, thank you!🥰 Todays makeup; @hourglasscosmetics Primer @narsissist Foundation @narsissist Concealer @narsissist Bronzer @ctilburymakeup Eyeshadow Palette @newcidcosmetics Lip Gloss @marcjacobsbeauty Blusher
🌹Take Time To Smell The Roses🌹 It can be hard to drag yourself out of a rut sometimes, particularly when life / work gets busy and takes over but it’s even more important during those times that you stop, take some you time and unwind. I’ve come back home today after a lovely weekend ‘darn sarffff’ with @amylouise100 & @beckyed1 - we ate, drank, shopped, walked in the forest and laughed until we cried... a weekend for the soul and just what we all needed. Now back to the makeup, and how beautiful has this swatch turned out!😍They are the Diorskin Nude Luminizer Blushers in “Coral Pop” & “Plum Pop” - these are both new shades and as you can tell, I couldn’t just choose one. They give a lovely wash of colour to the cheeks as well as adding an iridescent sheen to make everything look glowy. How do you make sure you look after you? 🥀
🖤 BRUSHES 🖤 @thekitstars sent me their full brush kit, I’ve been trying them out and I’ve decided on my favourites; 🖤Powder 🖤Shaping Veil 🖤Blush 🖤Base Polisher 🖤Tapered Blender 🖤Small tapered blender The full set contains 10 brushes in natural and vegan hair. They are hands down the SOFTEST brushes I have ever come across and the prices are really reasonable. They look chic, are weighted beautifully and distribute product across the face perfectly. Very Tom Ford-esque too, right? What are your favourite brushes?
The Power of The Eye. @nouveaulashesuk invited me along to a swanky suite at the @dakotahotel_lds hotel and gave me fancy, fluttery lashes with their LVL lash lift. They also sent me home with a great goody bag full of products, mainly to help with aftercare following the treatment. Nouveau Lashes creates the LVL treatment, so you could say they’re the experts. The treatments takes approximately 45 minutes and essentially makes the best of the lashes you already have / making them look longer, thicker and darker (if you have them tinted too). The effects last for up to 8 weeks and it makes no makeup days that little bit easier as it looks like you has mascara on! Have you guys ever had LVL?