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MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS (BLOGMAS: Day 5)

So I’ve managed to pin down my top 5 favourite advent calendars for this Christmas. Was quite the challenge this year but for the moment these are my top picks!

1. The Body Shop 25 DAYS OF GAME-CHANGING ADVENT-URE ULTIMATE ADVENT CALENDAR 

2. Soap & Glory It’s a Calendar, Girls!

3. No7 Ultimate Beauty Calendar 2017

4. Lancome 24 days in a Parisian Wonderland Advent Calendar 2017

5. Charlotte Tilbury Limited Edition Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

If you haven’t already got one, it’s still worth getting one as it’s a fun way to count down to Christmas with mini beauty treats for 20 Days straight!

lots of love,

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LOOK OF THE DAY

Happy Monday! Today I’ve kept my look super casual and neutral. Since Autumn is just around the corner, I thought this look would be perfect for transitioning into the cooler months. My favourite piece that stood out to me in this outfit is this one shoulder top from Zara, I picked this up in the sales after my Mother convinced me it would be perfect for cooler months, and she was right! *Pretends to be shocked* but jokes aside this top is lightweight, breathable, comfy and easy to through on. The fact that it’s black is a plus since it’s versatile and can be paired with jackets as we’re coming into autumn.

OUTFIT & SHOES: ZARA

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Hope you all have a great week!

Lots of love,

Go-To Eye Look: Summery Shimmer

Lately, I’ve been simplifying my makeup looks when It comes to eyeshadow. I’ve only been using two main products to form one of my favourite beachy looks which is a nice blend of gold lids! Not much of a true gold but more copper-bronzed and suited to my skin tone.

These two products are all I use. I have extremely oily eye lids and ever since last winter I’ve been using a thin layer of NYX’s Waterproof Eyebrow Gel to prime them and never looked back. A little product goes a long way and out of all primers I’ve used to keep my eyeshadow in place, this has worked like a charm!

I used one eyeshadow, “Tiger’s Eye” from Too Faced’s Cat Eyes Palette all over the lids. I started off by buffing this colour on with a flat-shader brush to get a good shape, I then patted a little more product towards the centre of my lids to add dimension.

Finished the look with a good coat of mascara to really let that bronze hue shine through and added the same eyeshadow underneath the crease of my eyes (slightly) to balance things out.

This look complements all eye colours and every skin tone, it just depends on which shade of gold suits you best.

I was really inspired by Serena Van Der Woodson’s (from Gossip Girl ^-^)  bronzey lids that she used to always rock during her summer days! These eyes can go with just about any lip colour/outfit, effortless yet enhancing.

Let me know in the comments what you think.

I’m interested to know if you also have a quick summer makeup/skin routine and what that might conclude. Do you prefer on just enhancing a facial feature, focusing on the eyes, going lightweight on the skin or even creating a more flawless finish to your look? I’d love to know!

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SATURDAY’S LOOK: CASUAL DAY OUT

Happy Weekend!

The Look: I wanted to keep things simple but elevated with a touch of glam by accessorising here and there.


DENIM DRESS: Thrifted

BODYSUIT (worn underneath): ZARA

BOX BAG: ZARA

SNEAKERS: ZARA (On Sale)

NECKLACE: RIVER ISLAND

STUD EARRINGS: ZARA

SUNGLASSES: NEW LOOK

MAKEUP LOOK: Since my outfit was more cool toned, I balanced things out with warm, sun-kissed looking skin. I concealed my smaller blemishes to really give a flawless finish and kept things neutral by applying highlighter before my face powder- I’ve found by doing so, my face gets that ‘glow from within’ look as my makeup wears throughout the day.

Maintaining the warm theme on the lids, I blended a rust-toned colour to add depth (a bronzer works well for this). I then used a dark black/brown eyeshadow as eyeliner to soften and elongate my eyes and topped off with mascara.

Lips: Lastly, I applied a tinted, traditional lipstick (as a base) lined my lips with a brown pencil (to define) and dabbed my concealer on the centre for a beige-nude shade.

Hope this Look Of The Day gives you a little inspo!
Let me know in the comments, what you think of this look.

Lots of love,
Stacy xx

EDIT #SaturdaysLook

 

 

I’m currently obsessed with lace dresses, I paired this dress with my favourite platform shoes from ZARA

I went for a glowy/glam skin look using my favourite face products:

@lorealmakeup True Match Foundation, bronzed with @bobbibrownuk Foundation Stick “Chestnut” under my eyes I used @lagirlcosmetics Pro Concealer and set it with @anastasiabeverlyhills Refill Powders (which I’ve done a blog post on) Quick tip for a glow on the go: use eyeshadow to highlight, I used “Vermeer” + “Primavera” from the #ModernRenaissance palette.

DRESS – TK MAXX
COAT – THRIFTED
BAG – RIVER ISLAND

MY SKINCARE MUST-HAVE 

Whenever I feel my skin is a little dull, I like to treat myself to Erno Laszlo’s Luminous Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel ✨ I’ve been using this exfoliant for almost a month now and my skin has never looked and felt so luminous 😆

What’s your favourite skin boosting product you can’t live without? 💖

#skincare #spring/summermusthaves

#skincarejunkie

THE PERFECT RED LIP

I’ve never really been the type of girl to wear red lipstick as I feel many red lipsticks out on the market have different undertones, so finding the right shade can be tricky. It’s also important to note that the ‘Red Lip’ is known to be worn as a bold, statement Lip colour to vamp up almost any makeup look however it’s different for all skin tones.

I thought I could never pull it off until I came across one lipstick that came in a ‘liquid’ lipstick form, the shade was not like most I’ve seen where the undertone is either blue or slightly orange. This shade suited everyone! On top of that, I hadn’t come across any negative reviews on this particular product.

It’s from the makeup brand, Coloured Raine and the lip colour is in the name ‘Cherry Blossom. It’s perfect, I absolutely love it and I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good, red lipstick.

As well as Their high-demand liquid lipsticks, Coloured Raine also stock lip glosses as well as eyeshadows (which I haven’t tried yet). They’re based in America therefore initially I didn’t really bother to look any further, up until one morning I noticed that Beauty Bay (a UK online beauty department store) were now including Coloured Raine.

I was super excited when I made my purchase and thrilled when I received the item. Here are three key things I absolutely love about this product:

  • The Smooth application
  • The highly pigmented colour payoff
  • The Non-drying formula on the lips

With that being said I will be trying out more shades in the near future!

The Coloured Raine liquid lipstick in Cherry Blossom retails for £15 on Beauty Bay (where I purchased mine).

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