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Thursday, 24 July 2014

An Ode To Dry Shampoo

Hello lovelies hope your all well, dry shampoo has been a hair savior of mine from the very day I discovered it. It has always saved my hair life on those lazy (aka greasy) morning days when my hair is just so flat and lifeless. However now that I have coloured hair I reach for my dry shampoos even more now since washing it every day makes my colour fade more.

Most times I will spray dry shampoo on my hair by sectioning the hair vertically and spraying from a distance. I will then leave it in the hair for about 1 min or 2 just so that the product soaks up all the oil. 

I then get a big brush and brush out my hair from the roots making sure to brush up rather than down. 

If I see any white chalky bits left I just simply spray on some leave in conditioner and it takes the white stuff away. 

Batiste Dry Shampoo has to be my favourite dry shampoo till I find something better, out of the ones I have tried this one is the most effective in getting rid of the oil and making it stay non-oily too. The other dry shampoos I have tried they tend to soak up all the oil but mid way through the day my hair just looks worse. 

I go through cans and cans of Batist and my favourite has to be the cherry one and the tropical one. I also carry a miniature version of Batiste in my bag and it always comes in handy. 

Are you a huge fan of dry shampoo like me? 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Current Summer Go To Base ☼

Hello lovelies, hope your all well. We are right in the middle of summer at the moment (well UK summer) and I have found myself reaching for the same base products as my little base routine makes sure that my foundation doesn't budge or slide off my face in the hot weather. 

I have also found myself doing certain things which make my foundation last longer, and that is mixing my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation together with the Collection Concealer. Now I love my Nars Sheer Glow on its own but in the summer days and my oily skin it does tend to slide off, but once I mixed in a tiny bit of the Collection concealer it made a massive difference since the concealer is quite matte and thick and changed the texture of the foundation. Doing this definitely made my foundation last longer as well.  

The next thing I do is go in with my under eye concealer and that is the MAC Studio Finish Concealer, I have terrible dark circles and this is the only thing close in my make up collection that actually makes a difference in concealing those dark semi-circles. I found the best way to apply under eye concealer is to use less and only applying it in the inner corner in a V shape.  

To set it all off I am lovinnnnn' my Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder, I remember picking this up as a 'temporary' powder until I find a better one, but since then I haven't looked back and this is definitely far from my temporary powder as you can tell from how much I have used it. The powder really is a savior for oily skin and sets the make up in a nice matte finish. Although sometimes this can look a tad bit too matte for summer this is where the final product comes in my base routine. 

The Boujous Cream Blush in {Tropical Coral} is a beautiful coral blush and just makes you look so healthy and glowy. I think this blush would suit all skin types and its so pretty on. Although its a cream blush it dries to a matte finish and the shimmer in the blush can only be seen in the sunlight so this is a must see when you go to your local Boujous stand. 

I would love to know what base product you have been loving this summer?

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Kylie Jenner Inspired Lip

Hello lovelies hope you all well, in the recent months Kylie Jenner's make-up particularly her lips have really caught my attention, her make up is just stunning along with her fashion sense too. The picture that really inspired me was this one here.

I'm loving her nudy-pinky-browny lip colour but haven't found a lipstick that matches the picture (if anyone knows what lip colour she is wearing I would love to know) but in the meantime I came up with my own little combination to create a nudey-pink colour.

The main lip product I used was the Max Factor Color Elixir Lip Liner in the shade {04 Pink Princess} I really love this lip liner its not too drying for a lip liner that is, and I like how it glides on the lips smoothly and doesn't tug like other lip liners I have used.

However wearing this on its own was a little bit too drying so I used a minimal amount of the third colour in the Bobbie Brown Lip Pallete which has beautiful shades in it and I should use it more but on their own they just dont sit right on my lips, which is why mixing it with other lipsticks solves that problem. I also patted on slightly MAC {Chatterbox} just to make the lip combination last that bit longer.

What has your favourite lip combination been?