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Is Sunday glam a thing? Call me lazy but these are not the days I go the extra mile with my make up looks. Saying that, impromptu dates to the village pub after taking Akira for long walks in the woods has me wanting to make a bit of an effort

🙂 🙂 🙂

nars velvet matte foundation stick. naked flushed palette streak, kiehl's daily reviving concentrate, benefit gimme brow, maybelline lash sensational

I’ve recently added a few new additions to my make up routine in general – pieces from NARS, Becca and Tarte. I have say, addicted to it all already. Shape Tape has a whole lotta hype around it but i totally get it – it’s a glorious under-eye concealer for me that makes it look like I’ve had more sleep than I have. Hand down the best for coverage.

easy smokey eye makeup

This beauty look uses ten products to get an effortless sultry eye with a nude lip that is low maintenance when out for a casual day. Don’t let anyone ever tell you it’s unacceptable to smudge your eyeliner with your finger and call it a day. Words I live by!

naked flushed cheek palette streak huda beauty lipstick swatches

  1. Kiehl’s – Daily Reviving Concentrate
  2. Nars – Velvet Matte Foundation Stick – Barcelona 4
  3. Tarte Cosmetics – Shape Tape in Light
  4. YSL – Les Sahariennes Healthy Glow Balm Bronzer
  5. Charlotte Tilbury – Kohl Liner in Barbarella Brown
  6. Maybelline – Lash Sensational Mascara
  7. Huda Beauty – Bombshell Liquid Lipstick
  8. Benefit Cosmetics – Gimme Brow #5
  9. Urban Decay – Naked Flushed Cheek Palette in Streak
  10. Becca Liquid Highlighter – Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal

ysl bronzer swatches


Enjoy friends! xo

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Hey YA’LL (that phrase is on the mind – currently sat in Paris with a few Texans). I’ve been meaning to put up this post for a while simply because I found a groove in my daily make up bag that works so well – thought I’d share in case you love it too. Nothing super fancy or creative just my standard I’m-in-a-rush-to-work type thing that’s either a nude lip look or red lip look.

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Lip lacquers can be a pricey addiction to have – I would know, I’ve spent far too long perusing through shades of Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks and Armani Lip Maestros.
Cue the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks….

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My 2014 beauty mantra has been all about experimenting with bold lip colours. This year I ventured in to the world of unusual (for me) shades like deep purples, blackened plums and a shade I once said I would never wear on my lips- reddish browns.

This year will see a lot of changes for me — I’m moving back to England! So excited to be in London again and with that comes an awesome promotion with the company I love and the chance to see my friends again. WHO’S EXCITED?!

With this new found excitement and life change, I’ve been experimenting a bit more about what I consider my “signature beauty look”. Hit ‘read more’ to see which products are helping me get this look!

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Matte lipsticks have long since been my jam. I’m talking, Stila’s All Day Liquid Lipstick, Nars’ Velvet Matte Pencils and Shu Uemura’s My Dear Matte Lipsticks – all offering a prestige pout that’s stamped with a colourful approval.

Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balms brought me a ton of joy with their silky finish and bold, beautiful colours but now their’s a new, affordable collection in town and I’m all swoons.

maybelline color sensational bold matte lipstick

Enter Maybelline’s new Creamy Matte collection and boy are they just that. Creamy lippies in the most insatiable range of colours. I often say this when I’m really loving a product — these are so freakin’ good I want to eat em’.

Canada’s been graced with eight shades of pinks, nudes and reds (gutted the wine shade isn’t available here). Check out my absolute faves below.

touch of spice bold matte

Lust for Blush

maybelline touch of spice lipstick matte

 maybelline bold matte daringly nude

 

Daringly Nude

daringly nude maybelline bold matte

 

Do you even know how hard it is for an olive skinned girl to find a nude lipstick that doesn’t wash her out? This shade is effortless on any complexion. So much love <3

 

maybelline matte lipstick mesmerizing magenta

Mesmerizing Magenta

maybelline siren in scarlet

Siren in Scarlet   

maybelline bold matte lipsticksiren in scarlet
Of course red is always my lipstick wardrobe of choice and this shade is pretty perfect.

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