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Sunday, 18 May 2014

MMM #18 Sunday Post #6

Adidas Gym. Ice Creams. Blue Skies. Outfit. 

What a wonderful Sunday it's been, and what a hectic week also. I spent the week in London training over three days - my gosh it was intense but it really was amazing. I then headed back to Dorset for the night then travelled to Cardiff for the weekend. I've had the most loveliest Sunday I've had for a while. We had a lie in, headed to tescos to grab a picnic, drove down to Cardiff Bay for the day - where we walked, sat, watched the boat race, ate, rock wall climbed and even had the time to stop and grab an ice cream. Literally perfection. I came back and showered, finally sat down and caught up on some YouTube videos whilst Adam revised. He's nearly finished his first year at University which is scary, but at the same time extremely exciting! I'm working tomorrow then heading back to Dorset Tuesday because it's my BIRTHDAY. Spending the day with family and the evening with friends. Beyond excited! 

I hope you've all had a fantastic week and I look forward to catching up with you next Sunday!


MMM #17 What's in their make up bag?

So last week I had my two best friends pop round with their make up bags so I could have a good ole rummage. To be fair I wasn't surprised to see some of the contents - most of which were products I raved highly of on my blog, and quite a few of the products were ones I use & loved. So good job girls! 

In both make up bags the foundation of choice came as no surprise Rimmel Wake Me Up is one of my favourites, especially in Summer - it makes skin look beautiful & flawless. Sian always wears this, and every time I ask her what foundation she has on, it looks gorge! Second item I pulled out of both was Collection Lasting Perfection of course! An absolutely amazing concealer for blemishes & under the eyes, and so affordable to. Bronzer of choice had to be the Bourjois Bronzing Powder once again another one of my favourites. Onto powder both opted for Rimmel Stay Matte / Clear Complexion absolutely love both of these powders, I tend to switch between the matte for winter and the clear complexion for summer. Three mascaras between the two make up bags, 2 Rimmel London - Lash accelerator & Endless both my favourites (one featured in my recent empties video over on my YouTube channel)  the third was another favourite of mine Bobbi Brown's Pretty Powerful Mascara it's great for doing a bit of everything. 

The next few items were item's I would describe as your colour items, the ones you are likely to change around on a daily basis depending on the occasion. Sian's nail polish is a favourite of mine & Lucy's it's a beautiful shade by Barry M - Cappucino. It's a bargain just under £3.00. My all time favourite blush by Rimmel London - Pink Rose I was super pleased to see this pop up in the girls make up bag. 

Onto the lips there were 3 lip products - Revlon's lip butter in Pink Truffle, Tanya Burr's Afternoon Tea Lipgloss and Bobbi Brown's creamy lip colour in Rose Petal. Beautiful shades for everyday.

Sian's all time favourite eyeliner is Rimmel London's Rich brown, and Lucy's newest addition to her make up bag is Benefit's High Beam, which I think we managed to persuade Sian to love just as much as us. It's amazing at brightening the complexion and adding a beautiful highlight to the cheeks. 

Brushes are my favourite beauty product and it always excites me to see which brushes my friends are currently loving. I also love seeing the 'state' people's brushes are in, I'm big on hygiene and may have had to give Lucy's foundation brush a DEEP clean. But I also educated her on the best / easiest way to clean them. (I'm currently in the process of writing / filming my top ten brushes & a how to clean your brushes video so check back soon...) I was super pleased to see my favourite brush line in the depths of their make up bags - The Real Techniques Powder BrushBlush Brush and Expert Face Brush are 3 of my favourite brushes and 3 of the girl's favourites to. 

Finally we had a Bourjois Pencil Sharpener and a pair of Primark's lash curlers - a bargain at £1.

So there we go, all of the make up products inside my two best friend's make up bags - thank you Sian & Lucy for letting me have a little rummage. 

Do you use any of these products? What's currently in your make up bag?


Friday, 16 May 2014

MMM #16 Empties #1

Empties. Empties. Empties. Empties. So many empties. 

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love finishing a product. Is there a more rewarding feeling than knowing you've used every single drop, scrape, ounce of that product. Every penny spent, is every penny used. 

Head over to my YouTube Channel to check out my latest video showing you what products I've used up. 

Have you finished any products recently?


Thursday, 15 May 2014

MMM #15 Current Hair Care Faves

On a hunt for sulphate free shampoos & conditioners to hopefully banish this awful reaction on my face, I headed to the one place whose shampoos smell like heaven. Aveda. Thanks to some amazing advice from my hair stylist Clare, we decided to opt for a light weight shampoo and restructuring conditioner. 

I'm in the middle of writing a 'hair' post, talking all things hair styling, colour, cut etc... but I rarely have good hair days. So you'll just have to wait a little longer, but I have to say it starts with shampoo & conditioner, once you get that right the rest follows ... 

What are you current hair care favourites?


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

MMM #14 Meet my friend Hanna ...

Meet my beautiful/ talented/ amazing Florist friend Hanna, I've known Hanna for years, and recently she (finally) embarked on becoming a freelance florist. She is by far the most talented florist I know ... I felt like today's post should be celebrating and recognising an incredible friend's talent. 

Now you may yourself need a florist, or you may even know someone who needs a florist, I would honestly recommend heading over to Hanna's twitter or instagram and check out her fantastic work. Even if you just follow for flower inspiration, I honestly don't think you'll regret it! Who doesn't like looking at pretty images of flowers?

So today's post is about sharing some love ... and I think you guys should to! 


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

MMM #13 Top 5 Foundations

Quite often I'm asked What's my favourite foundation? And it's a difficult one to answer. As a make up artist I'm fortunate to try quite a few different brands, but there are definitely a few that stand out to me. Whether you're looking for something quite light weight like Shu Uemura Under Base Mousse or Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua it all depends on your skin type and the coverage, if you want a foundation that's beautifully radiant YSL Le Teint Foundation is the perfect match for you. If you're looking for a treatment foundation that will cover blemishes but at the same time control them Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation is the one for you. Or what about a travel companion, that mixed with a little moisturiser can create a beautiful tinted moisturiser, or can be used to conceal even the most stubborn of blemishes I recommend the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick. There really is something for everyone in here. 

What are your top 5 foundations? 


Monday, 12 May 2014

MMM #12 Prom Make Up Tutorial

So prom season is well and truly upon us, so I thought a tutorial was definitely in order... whether you're off to prom, planing your bridal look or even just heading out for a date, head over to my YouTube Channel and check out my latest tutorial. 


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