My Top 6 Nude Lipsticks

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So this evening I’ve sorted through my lipsticks and realised I have so so many Nudes. This obviously lead me onto this post. 

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From Left to Right: MAC 3N , YSL Rouge pur couture in 24, MAC Japanese Maple, MAC Hue, MAC Pure Zen, MAC Creme Cup

Ideally I would have liked to do a Top 5 post but I don’t really like odd numbers and I struggled to narrow it down to my Top 5 so I just had to do top 6.  

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MAC 3N

I’m not sure if this is the name? It was limited edition and cost like well over £20 but was worth it because the lipstick is such a nice shade. It glides onto my lips and has a rich sheen to it. This lipstick also moisturises my lips which is even more of a bonus in my eyes. I have the thing where I buy limited addition lipsticks and then I Can’t buy them any more so I wish I had bought 2. I’m so attached I don’t wear this often because I don’t want it to run out. Not so sad right?!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in shade 24

This lipstick to me was a perfect example of me getting ridiculously excited in Selfridges. I love this lipstick it feels so special to wear. They have the YSL Logo embossed in the top of the lipstick with a shiny gold rectangular casing with the Logo again embossed on the front. It has a scent which takes me back to my gran’s perfume with a floral scent. It has an amazing pink sheen with a natural look so this lipstick is my ideal but again it cost so much I don’t wear it often. 

MAC Japanese Maple

 I Tracked this lipstick down for months. I went all stalker on this lipstick I swear!!! I first spotted it about 3 months before I bought it in MAC. It was sold out so I couldn’t get it. I then checked online and again it was sold out. 4 more visits or maybe more to MAC I then checked online constantly then finally bought it about 4 months after! I absolutely love this lipstick for a simple nude lipstick which I personally thinks looks best on me. 

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MAC Hue

I LOVE THIS LIPSTICK!!! I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT! 

I cannot express how amazing this lipstick is. it has enough pink and enough peach in with just the right amount of sheen. Its a beautiful finish on the lips with just the right shade of Nude. I have 4 of these lipsticks which is ridiculously obsessive and I wear this lipstick every single day! I always have people asking me what lipstick it is. It’s ideal for going out and work and just casual. I just cannot waffle on any more there is nothing else to say other than its the holy grail. 

MAC Pure Zen

Pure Zen is a more of a pinky an romantic nude lipstick. I think with some people nudes can make you look washed out and you need a bit of a subtle lift with some colour. this is the ideal pinky nude lipstick for Summer. Its a more thicker consistency if that makes sense than Hue but equally as moisturising with really good pay off. Again this lipstick is ideal for a night out with a soft romantic look or just for work.

 MAC Creme Cup

Creme Cup is slightly darker than Pure Zen so its a nice autumnal nude colour. With Creme Cup I kind of have a love hate relationship. I always remember Creme cup as a shade I don’t like then when I’m looking through my lipstick collection and I’m like ‘Oooh I love this’ then I realise its Creme Cup I’m always so surprised. So it was a difficult decision for me to include this or not because well I suppose I remember it differently.

 

I’ve took some swatches so that you can see what the lipsticks look like on skin. I should have really swatched on my lips but they’re dry at the minute to wouldn’t have look appealing. 😉 

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Thank you so so much for reading this post. If you know of any more Nude lipsticks that  haven’t mentioned please let me know! I always love a new lippy! 

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Love

Jo.x

 

 

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First Impressions: Clinique Delivery

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So This evening I arrived home from work to find a cheeky delivery from Clinique. Now I’ve not bought from Clinique since foreverrrrr. So when I heard they have a new collection that is limited edition called ’16 Shades of Beige’ I knew that I needed to try it because you just can’t have enough beige/nude/brown eye shadow right?!  Then when I spotted they do a mascara just for the bottom lashes it’s compulsory to buy that as well right?!?!  

Firstly how amazing is the packaging. I didn’t select the option for gift wrap so I’m not sure if this is normal for the packaging but it’s so so cute. I will definitely be keeping the box for storage. 

 

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From Left to Right; Sugar Cane, Light shade of diamonds and pearls duo, light shade of neutral territory duo, light shade of day into date duo, brown shade of polar blue quad, Hazy, Black Honey, Dark brown shade of morning Java quad.

So the eye shadow palette is my everything it really is. With 8 slightly shimmery shadows and 3 Super Shimmer shadows as stated on the packaging it’s ideal for any looks. From the packaging and the colour descriptions on the reverse of the packaging its a series of the best colours from other palettes so I’m not sure about that. BUT this is just amazing.

The shades across the palette range from an Icy Shimmery white to a Deep rich chocolatey brown. This Palette has every possible beige/nude colours possible. 

the packaging is a plastic silver reflective case which is opens and closes quite well so is very sturdy. I love how clinical Cliniques packaging is and how clean it is. 

If you want to try this palette buy it NOW here as it’s limited edition and for £32 you can’t go wrong in my eyes.  

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So the second purchase was the Bottom Lash Mascara in the shade Black of course. 

I’ve been looking for one of these since forever! I’m the worst for smudging mascara underneath my lash line and then never being able to take it off properly which annoys me tremendously. 

I’ve not used this mascara yet but i will certainly try it out for the next few days and update you guys. But so far I like what I see. The packaging is cute with a frosty white exterior with silver flowers embossed on the packaging. It’s so clinical and clean again which is what I love so much about Clinique. the mascara is lightweight and compact so it can fit in your make-up bag or bag for a night out and not take up enough space. 

This little mascara wil be a lifesaver for anyone so you can buy it HERE now for £12 which I think is reasonably priced.

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Then just when I thought my Clinique delivery couldn’t get any better there was samples 3 to be exact all wrapped up in Clinique tissue paper which is just so lovely and shows that care goes into each delivery. 

So starting from Left to Right we have; 7 day scrub cream, dramatically different moisturising lotion + and finally Anti Blemish solution. 

All of the above 3 Samples I will get use of and hopefully buy the full size versions so I’m really excited to try these samples over the next week and will again update you on what I think. 

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Overall I’m so excited to try out all of my items from Clinique and keep you guys updated as we go. Follow me on Instagram on Twitter for pictures of looks and products as I try them out. 

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Twitter: @JoBeddz

 

Thank you so much for reading. 

Jo.x

 

 

 

 

 

My 5 Essential Make-Up Brushes For Your Eyes.

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The back end of this week has been crazy. So many things to sort out and so many things going on so I’ve neglected my blog for the past few days to sort things out! But I’m back. 🙂 

So following on from the post I did last week about my Top 5 essential make-up brushes for the face, today’s post is as you guessed from the title eye brushes. 

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From left to right: Eye Shading Brush E55, Tapered Blending E40, Large Shader Brush E60, Small Angle Brush E65, Blending brush E25

As you can tell all of the above brushes are Sigma. I Love Sigma brushes. they are moderately priced high quality brushes. I Cannot praise this brand enough. 

Eye Shading Brush – E55

This brush is perfect for packing colour onto your lid to give you an impeccable coverage.  With its short dense head it has several uses. Not only is it perfect for packing colour on but its also perfect to run across your lower lash line to add some colour. With its small head it can get right under your lashes to give a defined and precise line. 

Tapered Blending Brush – E40 

THE PERFECT BLENDING BRUSH! There I’ve said it! This brush is ideal for adding little colour all over the lid. then Dense yet fluffy brush head allows you to blend colours together seamlessly leaving no harsh lines. Although the brush head is very fluffy its very dense so it gives you a strong definition. However the one slight faux pas would be in the inside of the eye its not so good because the head is so large it can often give me too much colour in the inner corner.

 Large Shader Brush – E60

Again similar to the E55 the E60 is ideal for packing colour onto your eye but over a more larger area.  Although this brush isn’t as small it is just as dense. I tend to use this brush for again similar to the E55 under the lash line. I also use this brush for adding my highlighter. For me to just quickly add shadow onto my lid in a rush with one brush this is ideal to cover the entire eye and give you intense colour.

Small Angle – E65

This brush is my saviour. I use this brush to fill in my brows. This brush is so dense and stable to give you the precise lines and coverage on your brows. I use the MAC brow duo set and find this ideal for everyday on my brows. the brush is ideal for getting crisp lines as well as filling in any sparse areas of your brow. 

Blending – E25

Slightly smaller than the E40 the E25 is a less fluffy head allowing you give a more precise blend. This brush is ideal for me to get right into the inner corner to blend out without making it too dark. When blending on the outer V this brush makes it simple to blend under the lash line to continue the shadow down to give more of a smokey blown out look. 

All of the above brushes I pretty much use on a day to day basis. The 5 brushes are all anyone needs to create a beautiful eye look. Of course there is plenty more brushes but these 5 do just as good job. 

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post. If there is any other brushes you recommend please let me know in the comments below or on Twitter @JoBeddz 

Jo.x

FOTD #2

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So this evenings post is a FOTD. I love these posts so I hope you enjoy this one. 🙂 

Also Exciting News! Well for me.. I’ve finally finished my 15 shadow Palette from MAC. So so happy with it. This is what I’ve used to create this natural look. 

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So with my make-up look today I used my usual make-up. Products used below; 

MAC Pro longwear in NW20

MAC Studio Fix Powder in NW20

Crown Brush Concealer Palette 

 Bourjois Paris Delice De Poudre Bronzing powder

Sleek Contour Palette in Light – highlighter used

MAC Eyebrow Duo in brunette

Anastasia beverley Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette

MAC Eyeshadows in Wedge and Honesty

Lancome Hypnose Mascara

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So Above is my baby! My little baby and my pride and joy. 🙂 In depth post with swatches will follow. 🙂 

Wedge‘ is such an amazing shadow to use as your transition colour or Crease colour. in this instance I used ‘wedge‘ in the crease with ‘honesty‘ all over the lid.

Wedge‘ is a light brown matte shade slightly darker than my skin tone. ‘Honesty‘ is a sheer brown glitter shadow that is nice to apply onto the lid to add a bit of something to my eyes. 

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My eyebrows are wonky. I swear this is not natural!! 😉 The Eye shadow shows up more now on my eyes rather than the first picture so you get more of an idea with this shot. 

I love the MAC brow Duo for my eyebrows using the darker shade on the end of my brows. Then as I get to the inside of my brow i used the lighter shade to fill in as my eyebrows are sparse in this area. I then used my Anastasia Beverley Hills brow wiz pencil in brunette to just tie everything off and touch up. 

I then added my Sleek Contour palette in Light using the highlighter to highlight the tops of my cheekbones, nose and cupids bow. 

Then just applying the Studio fix powder on my T Zone just to set any concealer and foundation.

 

I hope you enjoyed having a good nosy at this FOTD post. Let me know in the comments if you have done a FOTD post recently. 

love.

Jo.x

 

Takeover Tuesday: Daisy’s World – Nail Tutorial

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Welcome to a new instalment ‘Takeover Tuesday’ this weeks guest post will be from Daisy from Daisy’s world. She will be showing you all a simple and beautiful nail look. 🙂 

Hi all,

I am a Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blogger over at Daisy’s World. Today Joanna and I have written posts for each other. She has reviewed the Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette on my blog and I am going to share a nail tutorial with you.

After researching a few different nail art designs I decided that I would try gradient nails. I think they create such a cool effect and all you need are two shades of nail varnish, a top coat and a sponge.

I used the following products:

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• Barry M Nail Paint in Peach Melba
• Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Funtime Fuschia
• Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat
• Makeup sponge

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Step 1: Choose two nail varnish colours that work well together and paint your nails with the lighter colour (this is important as the light shade will not show up as well on a dark base). In my case this was the Barry M Nail Paint in Peach Melba. I applied two thick coats of the polish to make sure that my nails were fully covered.

Step 2: Once your base colour is completely dry you can apply the second shade. To do this place a line of each nail varnish on the sponge (as shown in the picture above) and dab lightly over the end of the nail. To make sure the nail varnish doesn’t sink into the sponge rinse it with water first.

Step 3: Once the nail varnish is dry, repeat step 2.

Step 4: At this point you can tidy up the edges of your nails with nail varnish remover and a cotton bud.

Step 5: Finally apply a layer of the Sally Hansen Top Coat. This will give a smooth finish to the nail, help the varnish to last longer and will seal and merge the products together.

There are many different variations that you can create with this technique. You can apply the darker shade to the top of the nail or horizontally for example. You can even create a whole rainbow effect across your whole hand!

If you have been inspired by this tutorial and are going to create your own gradient nails I would love to see the result – tag me on Instagram or tweet me a picture: @daisysworld_

To view my blog and to read Joanna’s review of the Sigma palette click here.

Love Daisy x

Thanks so much for your post this week Daisy. Such a lovely simple look! 

If you want to write a Guest post for my Blog or want me to write one for yours email me: Joannabeddows@hotmail.com

Jo.x