FOTD & New Camera

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So This evenings post to round up a nice wet and rainy week is my FOTD and also a feature of my new baby.

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So After my post on the Nude lipsticks which I did on Wednesday it made me realise I need to be more adventurous. I personally don’t think it suit me but I think it’s just because I’m used to Nudes. Anyway I have ONE Bright Lipstick which is Cut A Caper by MAC. Anyway stop waffling lets get down to the other products used

Products Used;

Face

Bare Minerals Prime Time Primer

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

Crown brush UK Concealer Palette

MAC Studio Sculpt Pressed Powder

MAC MSF in Medium Deep

Eyes

MAC Brow Duo in Brunette

MAC eye shadows: Wedge in the crease and All That Glitters on the lid

Benefit They’re real Mascara

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

Lips

MAC Cut A Caper

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So moving onto my other exciting news. Well a few things.

Firstly – I bought my first Lime Crime Lipsticks

Secondly – I’m doing the valentines Box Swap hosted by Lucie from Fatbeautyx and Samantha From Mascara And Cakes so I received the email today with the name of my Beauty Valentine and bought her some lovely things.

Last but definitely not least I bought myself another camera to help me get better pictures for my blog and for trips out. So a Friend from School was selling the Canon 450D for £200 with lots of goodies with it so I was straight on it. So I picked it up this morning and I am so so happy snapping away in my room getting used to the camera.

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I am so so excited to get used to using my new camera and taking lots of new pictures with this baby for my blog. If anyone has any tips or can help me anyway with this badboy then please let me know! 

Thanks so much for reading this little post tonight. 

Love. 

Jo.x

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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

 

 

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

 

TAG: THE 7 DEADLY SINS: GREED, WRATH, GLUTTONY, SLOTH, PRIDE, LUST, & ENVY

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To evening is The 7 Deadly Sins tag. 

Thank you so much to Ginger from ‘Gingerlovesmake-up’ This is such a good TAG to THANK YOU!  :]

Now as you can guess by the the title the TAG is about the 7 deadly sins.. lets get started. 

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Greed: What’s your most expensive beauty item?

This is a tricky one but it would have to be my YSL Rouge pur couture lippy in 24. It’s my special lipstick. I think it cost me just over £20.

Wrath: What item do you have a strong love/hate relationship with?

This would be my ‘high beam’ highlighter from benefit. Its beautiful. I love it so much BUT, I either can’t apply it or don’t like the finish on my skin. 

Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection?

MAC-  I have so much MAC eye shadows and lipsticks its ridiculous. I need to venture into other brands. 

Sloth: What product do you ignore the most due to laziness?

I don’t think ignore products due to laziness but I have a lot of products I don’t use a lot because they are more for nights out. A lot of my palettes aren’t so neutral and suitable for work.

Pride: Which product gives you the most confidence?

My Eyebrows. hands down. My MAC brow duo palette in brunette is my all time product at the minute. 

Lust: What item is at the top of your list? 

Can there be 3?  MAC Pro Longwear in NW20 is my lifesaver. Collection lasting perfection concealer and my Bourjois Paris Delice De Poudre Bronzing powder ( what a mouthful)

Envy: Which makeup product/look looks great on others but not on you?

There is 2 really. Blusher. I’m more of a bronzer fan. I spend time applying foundation to cover my annoyingly red cheeks so why add that back in? The second is bright lipstick. I have one from Urban Decay in the shade ‘Turn on’ not a fan. never used it. I prefer my Nudes.

Well there we go. End of this TAG. This has to be my favourite one yet! 

I tag:

Jacquelyn from ‘The Little Scottish Corner

Daisy from ‘Daisys world

Sophie from ‘littlebitsoph

Izzie from ‘Izzies Beauty Blog

Jen From ‘Run Sparkle Run

Thanks so much for reading. Let me know if you do this TAG! I do love a good nosy! ;]

Jo.x

How Much My Day To Day Face Costs!

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I’ve seen this post floating around the Beauty Bloggers world for a few weeks now and I’ve loved reading every single one of them because its so intriguing to see what products other people use. PLUS I’m nosy! Anyway Enjoy! 

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Brushes

Sigma – F80 Flat Kabuki Brush – £16.75 

Sigma – E65 Small Angle Brush –  £9.50

Real Techniques – Pointed Foundation Brush –  £12.29

Real Techniques – MultiTask Brush – £20.99 (can only find in the travel essentials set)

Real Techniques – Setting Brush £8.99

Base

Nivea Creme Moisturiser – £2.78

Bare Minerals Prime Time – £21.00

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NW20 – £25.00

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – £4.19

MAC Studio Fix Pressed Powder NW20 – £21.50

Boujois Paris Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder £5.24

Eyes/Brows

Lancome Hypnose Mascara – £22.00

Avon Mega Effects Mascara – £8.00

Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wizz Pencil – Brunette £16.00

MAC Brow Duo – Brunette – Can’t find on MAC Website. £18.00

Lips

MAC Hue Lipstick – £15.00

 

Total Cost of Face = £227.23

I’M SO SO SHOCKED. This is my day to day face. pretty expensive! oops

Thanks so much for reading. Please comment below if you do this post so I can nosy on over to yours

Joanna.x