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Monday, 26 January 2015

Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag!

So I've seen this tag dotted about a few places recently and I thought that it perfectly suited me to a T because I am so so so lazy when it comes to some aspects of makeup and beauty. Anyway, here's my Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag.

1. Name a beauty regimen you rarely do.
When it comes to body skincare I am ridiculously bad. I rarely moisturise or use a body scrub, I know, I'm disgusting. I'm so ashamed right now.

2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly?
I'm seriously starting to regret choosing this tag. No, it is not something I do regularly. I know I should wash them weekly but I just simply don't have the time. Its not like I never wash them, I wash them when they feel like they need washing. I'm not an animal.

3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish?
It really depends on the chip size to be honest. If it's a tiny little chip then I can put up with it but if its a big chip then I either fill it in or change what's on my nails. So if it's a small chip then maybe a week, for a big chip maybe a couple of days.

4. How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it?
I'll put off buying a product for quite a while because I'm not the biggest fan of spending money, but if it's something essential like concealer then I try to get my hands on it ASAP.

5. What is your worst beauty habit?
Hm, there are probably quite a few but I'd say a main one is not using a lip liner when applying a bold lip. I know, that's not all that great, but in fact I don't actually own a lip liner. 

6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing at this time.
Revision for my prelims. I know I need to revise but there are so many other things that I'd rather do than revise.

7. When going out somewhere do you leave getting ready to the last minute?
Yes, I most definitely do. 

8. Can you commit to spending bans?
I can when it comes to makeup and things like that but my main weak spot is iTunes. I just cannot stop buying new music for my phone and I spend far too much on iTunes every month. 

9. How organised are your makeup and nail polish collections?
My nail polish collection is not organised in the slightest and my nail polishes are all just thrown into a big box. My makeup is what I like to call 'organised chaos'. I have a system that works in my head, but it doesn't really work with other peoples. But as far as I see it, as long as I know where everything is, that's all that matters.

That's all for this post! Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it!

The next few weeks for me will be quite busy so I'm afraid that I'm not 100% sure when I'll be able to post next. 

Emma x

Image source: pixgood.com

Monday, 19 January 2015

Sleek Brow Kit Review

I, just as many other girls do, love my eyebrows and when they're on point I just couldn't feel any better. So recently while on search for a new eyebrow product in Superdrug I came across this Brow Kit from Sleek. I've been using this for a good few weeks now and I really like it so I've decided that I'm going to do a little review of it today.

Let's start off with the packaging. It's classic sleek packaging, which is clean and very much like Nars packaging. Now let's move onto the actual product.

This kit comes with a pigmented wax on one side and a powder on the other side. It also contains two brushes and a set of mini tweezers. I tried the brushes and they weren't very good so I'd recommend simply using an angled eyeshadow brush. When I use this product I take the wax to the middle and the arch of my brows and then I go over all of my brows lightly with the powder. Both of these products are very pigmented and the wax keeps your brows in place all day. 

This product comes in four shades: light, dark, extra dark and black. I am aware that there is more of a selection for people with dark hair which isn't so great for those of you with light hair. Above I have the shade 'dark'. To be honest I wasn't aware that there was an 'extra dark' option but it still works well with my dark hair because we're meant to go a shade lighter for brow products. 

This product is also very versatile as you can create a very structured, sharp brow by using more wax all over the brow or you can create a natural looking brow by only using only the powder with a light hand. This is good if you're a bit like me and occasionally like a little change with your brows. 

You can get the Sleek Brow Kit here for £8.50.

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed! Make sure you either follow me on Bloglovin' or subscribe by email to keep up to date with my latest posts.

Emma x

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Monday, 12 January 2015

#OOTD | No. 2

So I quite enjoyed doing my outfit of the day last time I did it so I've decided to upload a new one every few weeks so I can add a bit of fashion to this blog so we have a bit of variety going on. Lets also hope that I can find all the links to the items I'm wearing so you know where to get the different pieces. 

I picked these black skinny jeans up a good few months back from New Look for about a tenner. I feel like black skinny jeans are a staple item for everyone's clothes collection. You can pick these up here for £12.99.

I think this colour is beautiful for this time of year and it just looks gorgeous. I picked this up in Topshop and they always seem to have this top out in different colours for different seasons. You can find it here for £16.

I absolutely love this necklace and it gives the perfect boho-type look. I picked this up in Accessorize and you can even get matching pieces for it. You can get it here for £6. 

This has become one of the most worn items that I have recently and I absolutely love it. It keeps me nice and cosy while still being fashionable. I picked this up at Forever 21, and as always I cannot find the link, I seriously think the Forever 21 website has a hatred towards me. Anyway, I found this one which is kind of similar and it is again from Forever 21. 

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed! More fashion-type posts should be coming your way soon. I also have a few reviews that are coming in the near future.

Emma x

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Are you feeling blue? Well, indigo really. | NOTD

Now that Christmas and New Year have come to an end we all just want to get past January as quick as possible so we can get into Spring. But I still like to take advantage of the darker nail and lip colours while I can. This week for New Year I decided to go for a dark sparkly number on my nails and I'm going to show you what products I used to achieve this look. 

Of course you need to use a top coat to prevent staining your natural nail. I applied two coats of 'Shock n Roll' from Fearne Cotton's nail polish collection. This was such a pleasant surprise as it turned out to be beautiful and opaque. It looks more of a blue in the pictures but it really varies between blue and purple, so I'd class it as an indigo. Over the top of that I put Barry M's nail paint in 'Diamond Glitter'. And then, of course I applied the good old trustee Seche Vite top coat to even out my nails and make them last without chipping.

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed. I just thought I'd give you a little post until I can give you a review or something of that sort. 

I hope you all had a great New Year!

Emma x