BEAUTY HAUL

Good evening beautiful souls,

Firstly Happy Easter!!! I hope you’ve had a fabulous day!! I’ve been busy at work but am now going to a friend’s for dinner and a couple of episodes of Vikings!!

Anyway back to my post, I have recently purchased some new beauty bits & bobs and thought I would share what I got with you:

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Firstly I made a stop in the Body Shop to buy some more moisture foundation with an spf of 15. They didn’t have my usual shade in stock, but the shade darker was on sale so I just went for it hoping it wasn’t too dark and that with sunnier days to come my skin would start tanning a little a day match the foundation well. I’ve yet to try a full face if it.

I also spotted this cute Metal Lip Liquid in the Body Shop and thought I’d give it a whirl. I love it! The application is a bit gloopy but it has a beautiful rosy shimmer!

Next I also bought the light Collection powder (which I stupidly dropped just before taking the photo and of course it smashed) because I’d ran out. I usually always wear powder just to set my foundation a little.

The Rimmel London mascara I actually picked up in Poundland, it’s a dark green which I loved the idea off, but actually it’s so dark it just looks black really which is a shame, I had hoped for a bit more of a green.

Last but not least I got these cute soft pink fake nails in Savers for whenever I next have a night out (probably not any time soon aha) or a lovely day out somewhere. Sadly I can’t wear fake nails or nail varnish to work as I work with food, so I only get to have pretty nails on special occasions.

Well that’s my mini haul done. Have any of you lovelies tried any of these products? I’d love to know.

Also I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend!

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MY CURRENT FAVE GO TO MAKEUP LOOK

Good evening beautiful souls,

I’ve had a make up post in the planning for weeks and so I’m excited to finally share it with you. I think this may even be a first on my blog! So please let me know if you’d like more makeup style posts in future.

Note : not all products used are vegan, although I have stopped buying non vegan makeup products now, I am not just going to waste all the makeup I already own by throwing them away because they are not vegan.

I love this look because it has a bit of sparkle perfect for a night out but is also still natural enough for a fresh everyday work look.

Products used for this look:

NYX Pore Filler Primer – Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (fair 1) – The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation (Railay Beach 014) – Collection Eye Brow Kit – Sleek i-Divine Vintage Romance eyeshadow palette – Collection Glam Crystals Gel Liner (Funk 3) – The Body Shop Smokey Black Eye Definer – Natural Collection Lash Build Mascara (Black) – Collection Lip Liner (10 Cholcolate) – Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick (Vintage Rose 13)

 

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Love Carina xo

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Good evening guys,

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year in part because I love dressing up and having some fun with face paint! So with only 5 days till the 31st here’s an easy skull inspired makeup look – hope you enjoy!

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You will need:

White face paint – black face paint – a little dish of water – black liquid eye liner –  black pencil eye liner – dark grey/black eye shadow – white eyeliner – black mascara – makeup brush  – beauty blender/sponge

Fresh faced – make sure you have washed you face and moisturised it before you begin.

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Start by wetting your makeup brush to dilute the white face paint and apply all over your face and down your neck. Use the beauty blender/sponge to pat out any brush strokes and blend the paint into you neck.

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Next use the black face paint and apply similarly to your normal contour lines (as well as encircling your eyes in black) before blending in with your sponge. Tip – do one contour line at a time and blend in with sponge; if you paint on all the lines first they will dry very quickly and prove difficult to blend!

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Once the basic contouring is done, keep layering on the colour till you have the depth you want before setting in with dark grey/black eye-shadow. Next grab your black liquid liner and paint on the nose bone or rather lack of and go on to blend your eyes into their dark surrounding with your pencil liner. Use it to fill in your eyelids and darken your waterline. Now it’s time to use your black mascara to define and darken your eyelashes.

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And last but not least take your liquid liner again and draw on the stitched up mouth – start with the horizontal line before adding the smaller vertical lines. Remember to take the horizontal line all the way from right to left and over your lips not just from the corner of your lips outwards.

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And there you have the final look! Nice and easy and quick!

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Hope you enjoyed this post!

Love Carina xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BODYSHOP HAUL

Good evening guys,

It’s time for another haul!

The Bodyshop recently had a promotion on, where if you spent £50 you got £25 off. To top it off I had £5 on my loyalty card to spend, so of course I didn’t need anymore reasons to have a browse. It was the perfect time to stock up on some items I needed and buy a couple of treats. I am one of those people who shops for little stocking fillers and birthday bits & bobs throughout the year when I see things I like.

So without further ado, here’s what I bought:

Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash

After having tried the vitamin E toner and loving it, I really wanted to try some more products from the vitamin E range. My facial scrub was running low and so. I went for this gentle face wash. So far I am enjoying using it; it definitely is very gentle. It’s texture is like a light face cream rather than a foaming wash, so when I first used it I got confused, wondering if I had bought face cream instead of face wash, but no I checked and the bottle definitely said facewash aha.

Vitamin C Glow Protect Lotion

I have yet to try this but I’m really looking forward to it. The reason I picked this up is because of its SPF 30. I find in autumn and winter we often forget about the sun and neglect the fact that UV rays can still damage our skin, so its important to remember to give your skin some loving. Thus I thought this SPF 30 face cream would be the perfect way to protect my face!

Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

This is my second bottle and I love it. The Vitamin E formula is soothing and gentle on the skin. It’s great for removing those last bits of remaining make-up whilst tightening the skin and making it feel fresh.

Atlas Mountain Rose Fragrance Mist

I have fallen in love with the Bodyshop’s fragrance mists! This is the third one I own now (ooh maybe I’ll do a perfume post sometime soon)! Anyway these fragrance mists are the perfect spray to make you feel and smell fresh, without costing you the earth! Rose has always been one of my favourite scents and flavours so this was a must!

Matte Lip Liquid – Nairobi Camellia 034

It has been years since I’ve used yet alone bought a lipgloss however when I saw this matte lip liquid in the shade Nairobi Camellia I had to try it! I am a big fan of browny red shades in quite natural tones. I haven’t tested the longevity of this yet but I like the shade, it’s perfect for a neutral Autumn makeup look and it’s easy to apply.

Hand Cream Stocking fillers

These little hand creams are what I call the perfect stocking fillers. I often stockpile little gifts for Birthdays and Christmas and these cute 30ml tubes are perfect! Rose and coconut are two of my favourite Bodyshop scents so of course I would choose these to add to my gift box at home. My gift box is where I store all the little presents I buy throughout the year for when the occasion arises that I need a gift for someone, or if I see something that is perfect for a certain person I will buy it and put it into the box till it’s Christmas or their birthday!

Well that’s all from my £50 Bodyshop haul! What are your favourite Bodyshop items? Any in particular you’d recommend?I’d love to know!

Wishing you all the best Sunday!

Love Carina xo