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Go Green For Envy!!

Published October 20, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Today I needed some much deserved time out on my own, since I am a full time mummy with hands full. I managed to find a short escape in which I took advantage of and got myself down town where I took the pleasure in a good book at a coffee shop. But no girl can take a trip to town without checking out the makeup in stores! Which as always leads to purchases beyond our control. 

A sneaky escape

A sneaky escape

If it was up to me I think I would probably buy the whole store! However doing this would not be wise. So I stuck to a purchase in the region of £30 however I saved over £10 in savings and offers, therefore I feel less guilty about it. 

After my usual routine of coming home and making dinner, and getting the girls ready for bed, I settled down to try out some of the products purchased. (I did not do them all as the blog post will be a million words long) 

Sticking to my “strong vibrant colours” I decided to do green, a colour that not many can pull off and has to be done to perfection to look right (IMHO) I am waaaaay with a hundred A’s inserted out of my zone eeeek! But what the heck! Good things happen out of the comfort zone right? 

I first prepped my face, using fix and perfect primer (Rimmel) I loved the feel of this product, it was almost like silk and applied beautifully. It left my skin nice and soft, which made it easier to apply my foundation and of course my B popping candy highlight serum! This is the first time I have used primers. Over time I learn new things, remember I am starting out from the bottom with makeup, so I didnt really know just how much benefits primer’s have! I soon discovered this made a huge difference to the finish of my foundation. After applying foundation I began with the highlight and contouring. I didnt need a contouring kit, as I already had one, but I saw it and thought I may as well purchase it and test it out against my cream contouring palette. (This one is powder)  Collage of contouring kit


The product is “Define & Conquer Contour Kit” By “Seventeen” not a very expensive item at all, pretty much in everyone’s budget. I applied the product as started in the instructions and do I like? Hmm, not such a huge fan! I think this is down to always using cream based products, but I must say I do prefer creams to the powder. This is the first powder contour and highlight kit I have used so I may try another from a different brand and compare. But it did the job alright, you dont need a lot of product, but it is difficult to blend. Does take awhile to get everything blended so you dont have heavy lines remaining. IMAG0819

Now for the eyes! I used minimal products for this, I didnt want to use a lot of products with the shadow been green. Thought it may of looked a little over the top and dramatic! I first applied a primer, this was Exaggerate undercover shadow primer again by “Rimmel” I picked this up the same time as the face primer on my cosmetic haul in Boots! Again this left a lovely finish, silky and smooth. When i applied the white shadow base I instantly noticed a difference as the product appeared brighter! (So thank you to all the beauty bloggers out there who did reviews on primer, all your work paid off, I eventually listened, should of sooner!) Once the white base was applied I chose 3 different shades of green dark, medium and light of course and applied the darker shade to the outer corner of my eye and working my way inwards towards the tear duct with the shades and carefully blending them. pretty simple!


I then applied liquid eye liner (Please be aware I am a million times better at applying eye liner, but I unfortunately wear glasses and could not see, I couldnt get close to the mirror either, due to a huge baby bump! Dilemma’s everywhere! But you get the idea there!) Finishing off with mascara. I used my second favorite mascara this time round!! 


How to make that face glow…

Published September 13, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

There is nothing more important then a perfect skin care routine, especially on the face and neck. The face and neck go through a lot of punishment throughout the day makeup, battle with the wind and dirt from every day routines. Each morning I will make sure I stick to my skin care routine to help prevent breakouts and clogged pores. I am extra careful when selecting products to make sure I am not putting any harsh chemicals onto my face that will more then likely do more damage then good. Skin Care

Step 1: Cleanse 

  • Using a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type, put a small amount on the palm of your hand 
  • Using upward strokes, massage into the skin. Cleansers flush out the pores and helps smooth them out. 
  • Remove the cleanser according to the instructions, with a damp facial cloth, making sure it is a clean one. If using a wash off cleanser, remove with warm water. 

Step 2: Tone 

  • Spray toner onto a fresh cotton pad 
  • Wipe over the face and neck 

Step 3: Moisturize 

  • Apply 1-2 pumps of moisturizer onto your fingers 
  • Massage upwards and outwards all over the face and neck
  • Makeup can then be applied 

Step 4: Special attention products

Give your day-and your face-a nice, smooth start. This velvety soft primer preps your skin for makeup coverage that will stay porcelain-perfect all day long.

Cleanse. Moisturize. Refresh. Wash away impurities and get glowing with the energizing properties of ginkgo biloba and the purifying power of horse chestnut. Illuminate Clean is perfect for normal/dry skin.

Keep your sweet face CLEAR FACIAL SHOPfresh and oil-free with Illuminate Clear. Garden chrysanthemum revives while licorice root and aloe vera soothe. It’s just right for oily skin, but gentle enough for any skin type.

Made to suit all skin types, it delivers the hydration your face is craving.

The Orange Apeel…..

Published September 8, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Ladies Listen up 

Ever Sat and looked in awe at someone’s make up wondered how it looks so smooth???

OR how it stays on all day when yours literally rolls off you face??? 

Or how they manage to hide all those imperfections you totally know they have 

I’ll let you into a little secret ……….

Check out my oranges

Can you guess?? 

orange comparasion bb cream

The secret is these two amazing products

  • Glorious eye and face primer 
  • BB flawless complexion enhancer 

Glorious eye and face primer really is the miracle that every woman needs to have in their day to day lives. Especially those who have been skeptical of primer’s and have not found the right one for them. Well, its right here!! in this fabulous tube. I have been searching high and low for a face primer that really works well with my skin and achieve that flawless look I am aiming for. I also wanted a primer that would help prevent oily breakout throughout the day! face and eye primer

Eye and face primer helps: 

  • Keep skin at bay during break outs 
  • Is a clear/gel type rather then a matte or lotion, giving it a more flawless/grease free absorption
  • Makes a huge difference when it comes to applying make up as the make up is more easily transferred to the skin and leaves it smooth. 
  • Only need a small sized amount (Pea sized) all over the face 
  • Imperfections and unevenness will be balanced 
  • Make up will apply much easier 
  • Looks smooth and even all day long, and will not melt! 

BB creamBB Flawless cream

  • Long lasting 
  • small amount is needed, so the product lasts a long time 
  • With just that small amount it enhances and softens skin, reducing redness dramatically 
  • No caked on feel
  • Light weight 
  • Cuts down the time needed to apply make up

Contour and hightlight: 

This seems to be a very popular make up trend at the moment. I personally recommend you to buy your normal skin shade for the highlight part and for the contour use one shade darker. I prefer the natural look and natural highlights so using only two shades will help achieve that.  

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Step By Step Guide, Step One – skin care!!

Published August 25, 2015 by sarahsmith1988
Each day I will be writting a step by step guide based on makeup and skin care!
You can prchase any products you like and see, just by simply clicking on my >>HERE<< 
It is important to have a good skin care routine, as your skin acts as a barrier against infections. Skin that is healthy and moist provides you with a strong defense against damaging exterior conditions. If you do not look after your skin properly it can become prone to dryness, cracking, itchiness, redness, irritation and can develop higher odds of infection.
This is why I love younique products, they contain natural ingredients and are high in the essential vitamins the skin needs to remain mositurized and soft.
Younique illuminate clear/clean facial cleanser:
❤ These were developed together, both having their unique benefits
❤ Benefit men and women
❤ Contains key ingredients, Aloe Vera, Licorise root and Chrysanthemum
❤ Oil free
❤ Very gentle on the skin
❤ Clear cleanser is for Oily skin Clean cleanser is for dry/normal skin
The importance of face/eye primers are:
❤ Smoother appearnce, foundations can sometimes put emphasis on fine lines and wrinkles a primer will settle in the creases, keeping skin moisturized and allowing the foundation to sit nicely on the skin for a smoother apperance.
❤ Reduces redness, a primer will even out the skin tones
❤ Seals pores
❤ Anti aging, leaves the skin apperaing more youthful
❤ Make up stays put longer, primer helps decrease sweating through the pores and acts as a natural shield from dust, water and debris that may make up wear quicker.
❤ Lessens the appearence of acne, although does not treat acne, it helps conceal it better.
Younique Moodstruck Glourious face and eye primer:
❤ Contains elastin, which is a water binding agent helping the skin to retain moisture
❤ Contains Dimethicone leaving a silky soft finish
❤ Vitamin E, anti-oxident ingredient, slowing the process of aging and protects skin from the suns rays.
Younique Daily Divine Moisturizer:
❤ non greasy
❤ lasts for months
❤ product works instantly
❤ No unnatural ingredients
❤ helps with dryness
❤ no oily feel
❤ leaves skin feeling soft
Divine moisturizer can help with:
❤ stretch marks
❤ dark circles
❤ puffy eyes
❤ dry skin
❤ wrinkles
❤ Acne
❤ Eczema
❤ Scarring
❤ Keratosis Pilaris
❤ Rosacea
❤ Psoriasis

The secret of looking flawless…

Published August 16, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

I am currently running a “Younique virtual party” ( Where each day has a unique theme and today is the fabulous Eye Pigments. These are truly remarkable, stay put all day long eye pigment with wild, bold and eccentric colours. They 100% natural, mineral based consisting of finely crushed minerals that bond to the skin offering a long lasting, sweat proof coverage, perfect for partying all night long!! There are no unnecessary filler ingredients such as talc. Eye pigment can be applied wet, (I personally recommend applying wet) As it leaves a dramatic impact of colour, applying dry for a blending of colour gives a softer look. The possibilities are endless as you tap into your “inner mood” for the day.

mineral eyeshadow

For optimal results first apply Younique’s Glorious Face and Eye Primer all over you face prior to using mineral pigment eyeshadows.

face and eye primer

Play up your eyes:

Make the most of your natural eye colour. For green or hazel eyes, try shadows and liners in the purple family. Neutral shadows make green eyes pop. Deep navy and other blues make blue eyes brighter. Brown eyed girls can wear just about any hue, and neutrals with red and brown under tones really enhance darker eyes.

Eye pigment packaging

Shimmer at ANY age:

sheer, delicate, sparkle is ageless!! it brightens your eyes and adds texture to your eye make-up. Just remember to moisturize your lids before applying, and stay away from shadows that too metallic.