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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Running Late Makeup!

We all have those days where we press the snooze alarm too many times than we should have done, and end up having to compromise with our traditional everyday makeup routine, and after having quite a few of those recently I decided I needed to finish this after it being in my drafts, and upload this for you guys!

So for me my hair is my first priority, so I will quickly clip in my hair extensions and if it's still styled from yesterday then I will leave it but if not then I will pull it to one side and plait it, leaving out my fringe. I will them secure it with a rubber band and tug out the loose bits to create a messy vibe. I use a bobby bin to secure the back so it won't fall out during the day! 

Now I move into my face, firstly I use my "PONDS Hydronourishing moisturiser", and blend this into my face and neck in circular motions. Because I don't have time for my usual BB Cream or foundation i'll will go straight into concealer. If you've slept in later than usually this is most likely because your tired so the aim of my makeup on thee particular days is to make me look more awake and less like a zombie! So I use my "Maybelline Fitme Concealer" this is a really creamy and easily blendable concealer. I apply this like a triangle underneath my eyes, on any spots that I have or any imperfections or redness I have. It is really quite an all round concealer. I then use my "Real Techniques Buffing Brush" to blend this in, I may alternate between using the brush and my fingers. Using a brush saves a lot more time hence why I'm using for a running late tutorial! I then use a brightening concealer underneath my eyes this will really brighten up your complexion. You can also use it down the bridge of your nose, above your cheekbones (see my recent post on How to Apply Blush, Bronzer and Highlighter) and on your brow bone. I like using the "Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer" or the "Benefit Erase Paste" in shade 01 as it is a lot lighter than my complexion. I then use my MAC Blush, which is a light link shade and apply this on the apples of my cheeks. This really just makes you look fresh faced and awake. I really recommend applying blush when your tired or running late - it can defiantly change your whole look! You can set this with a powder or setting spray, whatever works best for you! I personally prefer powder and use my "Mac Mineralise Skinfinish" and my "Real Techniques Powder Brush" to evenly apply this. 

Eye makeup can really make you look wide awake, and alert so I personally find this the most important part. I first use a "Rimmel Eye Pencil in White" to line my waterline and inner corner this can really open up your eyes and it really creates a beautiful effect. I then use my "Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Cateyes Mascara" this is an amazing elongating and volumising mascara I really recommend this. I apply this on both my bottom and top lashes to really enlargen my eyes. It really makes you look wide awake. 

I apply my EOS lipbalm to smoothen my lips, and it gives a glossy natural look, and it tastes really good too! 

So this is my makeup routine if I'm running late it only takes a maximum of ten minutes with practise! All the steps are optional but this is what I recommend to look awake and ready for the day! Although I have used these products that does no by mean you have to use these exact products - these are the ones I use and love but you all have your personal preferences and favourites! I hope you liked this and it helped you! I hope you have enjoyed your first two weeks at school, and if your in year eleven I wish you all the best with your GCSE's I am sure you will do yourselves proud! 

See you next week, love 

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Choosing The Right Concealer

Hi Beauties,

How have you been enjoying your easter holiday? I have not left the house. No joke, I left to go to bicster with my mum, and I went to my sisters work to earn some spare cash, so it won't be a surprise if I upload a beauty haul next week! And besides I needed to catch up on some seriously well earned beauty sleep! Anyway, back in september I uploaded a 'Choosing The Right Foundation' and lots of people enjoyed it, and it was quite popular, so I decided to start a series, and this will be the second of which! I hope you like this, and find it helpful!

"Choosing The Right Type of Concealer"

There are several different types of concealer, and they each work differently and will be suited to different types of skin. So this will help you choose the best suited concealer type for you.

Liquid Concealer
Liquid Concealer is defiantly the most popular concealer, as it is quite versatile. It has a build able coverage although some are pacifically designed as low coverage concealers or high coverage concealers. Most concealers are buildable, it seems like all concealers have these options. It is also the easiest concealer to blend quickly, and easily.  Which makes it the best concealer for blemishes due to the liquidy consitancy, and as it is easy to blend it won't agitate your spots, and won't clog your pores either. Hooary!

Cream Concealer
This concealer works best for covering discolarations. (Such as bruises or under eye circles) and will work best for someone with dry or sensitive skin. Cream concealers typically have a medium to full coverage. Because it has a thick consitancy it'll be easier to build on the coverage. Because of this you need to make sure you completely blend it out, so it won't look cakey. However it is most likely to crease, so it is best to set it with loose powder, to try and prevent this from happening.

Stick Concealer

Stick concealer is best for dry or sensitive skin, and the coverage is completely versatile - it can give a light or full coverage, this is best as it can be built up or completely blended out. It's great for hiding redness, and discolarations. Not really suitable for under eye circles due to the fact that it will crease easily in those areas. Although if you have acne or spots and are using a stick concealer, STOP! Because it is so thick it will clog your pores/spots/acne and will most likely agitate it. So stick concealer is best for discolorations or redness around the forehead, cheeks or chin.

Those are kind of the main three concealers, and they all work different and suit different skin types, so next will be how to choose and apply the concealer.

"Choosing The Colour "

Highlighting/Brightening Concealer
If you want a brightening concealer then you can get pacific concealers designed for brightening or choose a normal concealer which is lighter than your actual skin tone. Sometimes two shades lighter depending on the shade range. Brightening concealer is typically used underneath the eyes, brow bone, cupids bow or the nose - all depending on what you want to highlight.

Colour Correcting Concealer
These concealers are generally used for skin issues such as redness, or bruising/veins, or really bad under eye circles. A lot of drugstore companies are now following the high end companies and creating colour correcting primers/concealers/foundations. You want to apply these before your nomad concealer or foundation. So basically before anything else. Each colour will help to conceal certain things. Green conceals redness, Yellow will cover reins or under eye circles, lavender conceals bruising or yellow tones.

How To Choose
Likewise when choosing your foundation colour you should always colour match to your neck, or face never to your hand as although similar it will normally be one or two shades lighter, as you don't typically tan on your neck. When choosing your concealer you need to think about what your are targeting wether it be blemishes, or under eye circles, you can always find concealers that target the problem. You should also always find a second opinion so I recommend always checking out the reviews.

Applying The Concealer 
Also like foundation there are numerous ways to apply your concealer, you can use your hands which is the easiest to blend as it warms the concealer between your fingers and makes it easier to blend. When blending concealers, you should use your ring finger as it is the most delicate finger. Most concealers come with a wand, or brush on the end, to apply, and then you can blend with your fingers or a brush. Most brushes tend to have a specific use so its easy to find a brush to apply your concealer. I use the real techniques shading brush to apply my concealer as I find its the perfect size, and sue the buffing brush to blend in - although this isn't the most sensible brush to be using around my eyes seeing as it is so big, but it works for me. You should always choose the best tools suited to you, not any one else!

I hope that helped, as I can assure you my fingers are numb. Haha, hopefully it was worth it knowing I've helped you guys out! So I hope you all enjoyed your holidays, and this was helpful! HAPPY EASTER! Don't forget to enjoy your last day of tomorrow! Love you guys!

Love Daisy

Sunday, 6 April 2014

My Skin Care Routine

Hi Everyone!

So recently I've been looking for popular blog posts/tags to upload to make my lovely viewers happy, and this seemed like a popular post, and recently I've been taking care of my skin quite particually so I thought I'd give it a go!(:

So the first thing I do is remove my makeup. I use the soap and glory makeup wipes, they feel quite rough on the skin but I like the tingly feeling it leaves. I then use the L'OREAL Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution to completly unblock my pores and generally remove dirt. It is also great for removing eye makeup gently; without irritating your eyes.

I then move on and use my Dermalogica Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Pore Control Scrub - dermalogica have recently come out with a new collection for teens, and I had heard about it and wanted to buy it for quite a while and when I was in westfields I saw they had a stand and went over to have a look and was guilted into buying it - but god am I glad I bought it. I have literally tried everything to get rid of my blackheads and I swear this was the only thing that worked - you can actually see the difference straight away, and within two weeks all of them we'll be gone. It is pretty expensive but a little goes a long way and hence will last you forever. You really have to rub hard on your blackheads to get them out, so after using that I like to use something gentle.

So then I use my LUSH Let The Good Times Roll Cleanser, this is so gentle and leaves your skin feeling really soft, like super super soft. I apply this by wetting my face and my hands and taking a 2p sized blob and running it under hot water and then rubbing it between my hands and then applying all over my face and neck. I leave this for a few minutes just to let it sink into my skin, and work its magic! Then wash of with a warm flannel. I love this cleanser so much it smells like popcorn and I will continue to repurchase!

My final skincare product is the PONDS Hydronourishing Moisturiser, this is such a nice milky consistancy and it melts into your skin just like butter, and really refreshes your complexion. I rub this into my skin in circular motions working down into my neck.

So that is the skincare routine I have been using, and its defiantly working, I haven't had any break outs since starting this which is great! Please leave a comment below of what you would be interested in seeing here, leave your blog name below and I'll check it out!


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