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Monday, 22 July 2019

Summer Bold Lip Edit 2019

Guess who's back! haha, I decided to take a little break from social media and blogging but today I'm back with my 'Summer Bold Lip Edit'. I'm usually a nude lip sort of girl but I do love a bold lip in the summer with a natural eye. 

There's 3 sorts of bold lip I like is Berry, Red and Bright Pink. As well as different formuations; lipstick, lip gloss and matte liquid lipstick.

Berry lips are more of a winter lip but I do sometimes wear it in summer as it does suit my pale skin tone. The three berry lips I have in my collection is the 'Rimmel Kate Moss 07' and 'Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Bewitching' and the 'Sleek Matte Lip in Velvet Slipper '. For the summer time I usually wear the lipgloss over a nude lip for more of a subtle bold lip.

Red lips are more of a classic and sophiscated bold lip. I feel like there is always something quite chic in wearing a red lip. There are a variety of undertoned red lips as well on the market; some pink toned, orange toned, brown toned as well as some pure red. I usually lean towards the more pinky undertoned reds
or post box red haha. The purest red I've got is the 'L'Oreal Colour Riche 461' and the 'Tanya Burr Liquid Lip in Christmas Stocking'. The L'Oreal lip is more of a creamy formulation which I like especially in the heat. I love this with a simply makeup, glams up any look. A more subtle red is the Soap and Glory Matte Lip in Choccoberry, a red lip with brown undertones which suit my skin tone really nicely.

Out of all three, bold pink lips are probably my favourite - more me! My favourite pink lip is the 'Benefit They're Real! Double The Lip & Liner In One Travel Sized Mini in 'Pink Thrills' which is a lip stick and liner in one. So so simply to apply and use and as it's a mini perfect handbag/small bag fit. The pigmentation of the lip is so lovely.

The photo below shows seom of the swatches of the bold lips mentioned; group in colour order.

Hope you like post and are having a lovely Monday!

Please comment on your favourite bold summer lips.

Sarah X

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Products I'll Always Re-Purchase #2

I love finding products that I know I will repurchase again and again, as they work for me, my skin tone and lashes. Quite a lot of these products I know are other favourites, as to buy in the first place I  heard good recommendations.

For a lovely eye base to keep your eyeshadow staying all day is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme de Beige. It's a long staying high pigmented base which is a perfect skin match for me hah so I could also use it as a concealer. This is already my second pot for this, the first pot lasted ages as a small amount goes a long way. The packaging is also lovely and great for travel also.

Well, I'm not sure how many Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara I have owned over the past few years. This is definitely my go-to mascara for long voluminous lashes and doesn't flake which is an added bonus. The brush is so easy to use and grabs every lash.

I do love a full coverage concealer, and Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer is AMAZING!!! Full coverage, lovely formulation and affordable so we will definitely repurchase again. I have already bought at least 3 concealers already but definitely will get more in the future. I also love the wide shade range so perfect for everyone.  

Well, this lip gloss has been mentioned a lot the past few months, the NYX Butter Gloss in 'Tiramisu' is a gorgeous pink gloss. Perfect for the summer and spring months and goes great with a range of eye combo looks. I love this especially with a golden eye or a copper brown eye. The gloss also has a lovely formulation which glides onto the lips.

A lippie I always seem to go back to is the MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick, the lovely browny red undertones suit my pale skin tone and with most looks. The packaging is classic and the bullet shape stands out in my collection. I'm still on my first Velvet Teddy lipstick but its nearly finished so will definitely get another one when it's finished.

Hope you like this post and have a lovely day.

Please comment on the products that you will always repurchase.

Sarah X

Monday, 8 July 2019

Summer Makeup Menu 2019

Happy Monday! I took a little week off blogging as I was busy in London, completing a short course as well as seeing friends and family. So to make the most of it I took a slight step back from social media which I kind of needed haha. Today I wanted to share my summer makeup menu and probably the makeup I will take on holiday.


England has actually been sunny for once, meaning SPF is especially important. SPF is needed all year round but I don't particularly want a burnt face in summer. My go to is the Solait SPF 50+ fluid liquid as I'm so pale. As it has UVA rating too which helps anti ageing. I'm also using a Lactic Acid serum at the moment at night so I have to be careful with the sun and wear suncream.


I'm a powder palette sort of person for brows - my go to at the moment is the Rimmel Brow Palette. The palette has a powder and a wax which you can mix together to create your right shade. As it only contains 2 shades it's lovely for travelling as its so small. The packaging is quite basic but does the job haha.


For eyeshadow, I use the Charlotte Tilbury 'Dreamgasm' Luxury Palette, definitely going to be my go to over the next few months. You also can't go wrong with a bit of Charlotte Tilbury haha.  The shades are so summery, and you can create a variety of shades with such 4 shades, natural and dramatic. The red toned shade compliments the green in my eyes really nicely and I use this as a crease shade for a variety of my eye looks.

 One of my go-to mascaras is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara; I love the formulation and the way it makes my lashes look. It adds lots of length and volume to create every day as well as a dramatic lash. This mascara slightly differs from the original Lash Sensational as it's enriched with a blend of precious oils; rose, safflower and argan oil. As it has this oil enriched the brush is slightly different to reach every lash.


Going back to an old favourite, I use the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. The formulation is really nice and lightweight on the skin. For a bit extra coverage on any blemishes, any redness and under eye circles I use the Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer. The coverage of this concealer is lush and so pigmented. Then to set my face I use the ABH Light/ Medium Contour Palette; 'Vanilla' is a lovely yellow powder to set under the eyes. Then a mixture of 'Sand', 'Vanilla' and 'Banana' I use to mattify the face and to prevent any shine throughout the day. Then 'Fawn' and 'Java' to bronze the face and add shape to prevent me from looking pale and get a summer tan.
Then for a summer glow, I'm loving the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in "Hu$tla Baby". It adds a lovely golden glow to the skin - making it looked golden which looks lovely in the sun.
A swipe of highlighter on the cheekbones, on the brow bone and the top of the lips, easily completes the look.


One of my favourite parts of makeup; the lips as there are so many options to chose from and really finishes off a look. There's honestly a variety of shades and formulations I could pick from. A firm favourites of mine at the moment is the NYX butter gloss in Tirmasu it's a lovely pink gloss perfect for all occasion. Other favourites are CT 'Miss Kensington' or Fenty Gloss.

Hope you like this post for a fairly simple summer look. Definitely will be packing all these products on holiday.

Please comment some of your summer makeup favourites.

Sarah X

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