My Favourite Palettes

I’m an eyeshadow hoarder. I’ll admit I have a problem and I can’t help but buy them and fall in love. My biggest issue is buying Too Faced palettes. They’re my all time favourite, I just love the consistency of them. They blend so well and they’re so easy to work with. Too Faced is my definite recommendation if you’re looking for eyeshadows that are suitable for beginners. However, I do also have a few that I love that aren’t Too Faced but I’ll show you all of my favourites! 

The Tanya Burr eye shadows are affordable and high quality. For the quality I would have expected them to be in the mid-range for makeup (around £12+) but they’re around the £7 mark and even maybe lower. They’re not chalky at all and the quad gives you 4 colours that you can use to create multiple looks with. I have the galaxy palette that I love for smokey eye looks and I think it’s gorgeous. The shades are beautiful and I’d definitely repurchase! 

I already said how much I love the Too Faced palettes but the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette was the first I ever bought and I always return to it. I can create looks for all seasons with this palette and I love that it caters to whatever I’m feeling that day. Again, the shadows are outstanding and I don’t mind paying £40 for the palette. 

The Morphe 35O palette is the ultimate Autumn/Winter palette. It has a combination of 35 shadows from neutrals, browns and red tones. For £23 you get 35 shadows that are highly pigmented. Although, some can be a little chalky for the price you can’t go wrong and not all of the shadows are that way. Generally, they’re such good quality and that’s exactly why it’s my go-to for the Autumn/Winter. 

Let me know some of your favourite palettes and maybe I’ll try the. 

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With love, Beth x 

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Freedom Brow Pomade

I’ve been curious about the Freedom Brow Pomade for months, literally months. However, I was so sceptical about this product that I never ended up purchasing it. I finally decided to have a look at reviews to see what others thought of it and it turns out, nobody had terrible things to say about it. So I decided that since it is so affordable I can spare the money and try it out and if I didn’t like it, well I’ve learned my lesson and not listen to reviews. 

The reviews were correct and this product is bloody brilliant! I loved it. So, I checked reviews on the Superdrug website and the TamBeauty website and the most popular comment suggested that this is identical to the ABH brow pomade (I’ve not tried it).  

I’ve always been afraid of pomade’s because I’ve never tried them, I didn’t know whether this would be hard to work with, if it’s pigmented enough and whether or not I would cooperate with it. Fortunately, it’s the perfect brow product. I use this for bold or natural brow’s and the consistency of this product just makes it incredibly easy to work with. 

The formula feels so high end and it’s crazy to think that this product is only £5! I can’t really fault the price and to be honest, I would probably pay a little more for this. Although, the colour range is low and the issue I had with deciding whether I wanted to actually get it was that I couldn’t select a shade. 

The reviews did say that everybody recommends to go for a shade lighter than you would do, this is because the colour is different when it applies. Normally I would go for soft brown but this time I went with blonde (if you are blonde, go for something lighter.. this isn’t for you). It’s a perfect shade! That is the only downfall to this product. 


Otherwise, the pigment and consistency makes this product a 10/10 for me. I like to apply this by brushing through the hairs, then taking a small amount and filling in the outer brow. Then I make my way back in to the middle section and using a lighter hand. Throughout this process I like to continue to brush through my brows just to make sure it’s softer and not as bold. 

I absolutely love this product and definitely prefer it to any of the Benefit products! 

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With love, Beth x 

Vouge 73 Questions

On their Youtube channel Vogue has celebrity guests such as James Corden, Emma Stone and Neil Patrick Harris. Vouge are invited into their homes and asked 73 ‘random’ questions and I’ve been loving them. Since I’ve been loving them so much I thought I would answer the question lists as a way for you guys to learn more about me. So, here we have it, 73 questions all about me! Enjoy. 

  1. What’s your favourite movie? Grease. 
  2. Favourite movie in the past five years? Bridget Jones’s Baby. 
  3. Favourite Hitchcock film? I don’t have one. 
  4. A book you plan on reading? The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith.
  5. A book that you read in school that positively shaped you? Holes.
  6. Favourite TV show that is currently on? The Vampire Diaries.
  7. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now? ugh, like an 8. 
  8. iPhone or Android? iPhone.
  9. Twitter or Instagram? Twitter. 
  10. Who should EVERYONE be following right now? Dylan Sprouse. 
  11. What’s your favourite food? Pizza. 
  12. What’s your least favourite food? Cooked mushrooms. 
  13. What do you love on your pizza? Veggies! 
  14. Favourite drink? Sparkling apple and raspberry water. 
  15. Favourite dessert? Tripple chocolate fudge cake. 
  16. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Neither. 
  17. Coffee or tea? Is green tea an option? 
  18. What’s the hardest part of being a mum? I’m not a mum.. I wouldn’t know. 
  19. What’s your favourite band? All Time Low. 
  20. Favourite solo artist? Lukas Graham.
  21. Favourite song? James Arthur – Sober. 
  22. If you could sing a duet with anybody, who would it be? Celine Dion. 
  23. If yu could master one instrument, what would it be? Violin. 
  24. If you had a tattoo, where would it be? Thigh. 
  25. To be or not to be? That is the question. 
  26. Dogs or cats? Dogs. 
  27. Bird-watching or whale-watching? Whale-watching. 
  28. Best gift you’ve ever received? Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass books from 1961 and 1962. 
  29. Best gift you’ve ever given? I have no idea. 
  30. Last give you gave a friend? Sweets. 
  31. What’s your favourite board game? Trivial pursuit. 
  32. What’s your favourite country to visit? I’ve not travelled enough to know. 
  33. What’s the last country you visted? Spain. 
  34. What country do you wish to visit? Italy. 
  35. What’s your favourite colour? Orange. 
  36. Least favourite colour? Fushia. 
  37. Diamonds or peals? Diamonds. 
  38. Heels or flats? Flats. 
  39. Pilates or yoga? Pilates
  40. Jogging or swimming? Swimming. 
  41. Best way to de-stress? A bath and book. 
  42. If you had one superpower, what would it be? I would be invisable. 
  43. What’s the weirdest word in the English language? aa. 
  44. What’s your favourite flower? Lillys. 
  45. When was the last time you cried? Yesterday. 
  46. Do you like your handwriting? Yes. 
  47. Do you bake? Not often enough. 
  48. What is your least favourite thing about yourself? My weight. 
  49. What is your favourite thing about yourself? My constant need to help others. 
  50. What do you miss most? My niece and nephew. 
  51. What are you listening to right now? Grease Live. 
  52. Favourite smell? Cranberry. 
  53. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Matthew.
  54. Who was the last person you sent a text to? Matthew. 
  55.  A sport you wish you could play? Ice Hockey. 
  56. Hair colour? Brunette. 
  57. Eye colour? Blue. 
  58. Scary film or happy ending? Happy ending. 
  59. Favourite season? Fall/Autumn. 
  60. Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with? Elvis Presley, Princess Diana, Aretha Franklin. 
  61. Hugs or kisses? Hugs. 
  62. Rolling Stones or the Beatles? The Beatles. 
  63. Where were you born? Newport, South Wales. 
  64. What is the farthest you’ve been from home? United States. 
  65. Sweet or savory? Savory. 
  66. Lipstick or lip gloss? Lipstick. 
  67. What book have you read again and again? P.s I Love You. 
  68. Favourite bedtime story? Matilda. 
  69. What would be the title of your autobiography? ‘Bethan Davies and her customised chair in A&E.’
  70. Favourite sound? A child laughing. 
  71. Favourite animal? Tortoise. 
  72. Who is your girl crush? Emma Watson. 
  73. Last photograph you took? Of my sweet potato fries. 

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With love, B x 

Festival Makeup Look

Festival season is approaching and what better way to dress for the occasion than with a bomb af makeup look. Am I right? I literally had a glitter and Highlight explosion and LOVED IT.

I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t go to festivals. They aren’t my thing. However, the makeup looks. Yeah they’re my thing. Each year I see these incredibly gorgeous looks full of fun and colour. Then I recreate them for nobody to ever see, literally never. Until now!

I recommend for a festival, party, concert or whatever you’ll be wearing this look for, to use products that you know suit you and work for you. Nobody wants to be testing new products for your foundation to look cakey and your eyeshadows to crease. Use products you know work and will continue to work throughout the wear of this makeup. I’ll tell you what products I used but just remember to use products that you already own to make this look specific to what you want.

I went with a red eye look for this and I LOVE IT. I think this is probably one of the best looks I have ever done (tooting my own horn). It’s mainly about making sure to blend those eyshadows and throw glitter everywhere.. isn’t that just fun?!

Firstly, I prepared my skin for along day of wearing makeup. I cleansed, toned and moisturised using a mattifying lotion. Whilst waiting for it to set I went straight in with concealer on my lid’s to prime them, I blended it in and then straight away went over with a bone/white eyeshadow. This will help your eyeshadows to blend and not crease. After this, I used the Freedom Brow Pomade in blonde to create a strong Brow.

My chosen palette was the Morphe 350 palette as it has incredibly gorgeous red, orange and copper shades. I started by using a light brown crease shade and applied this twice. Next I went ahead and mixed together the brightest orange and brightest red shade and continued to do so until it really popped. It does get messy but don’t worry about it, you’ll have plenty of time to clean it up. Next I used the shimmery copper and red shade by packing them all over the lid. After this, I went back in with my crease colours to just intensify the shade and tidy up the shimmers. With a little bit of concealer I created a sharp line on the outer corner of the eyeshadow to tidy it up and then created a winged eyeliner using the Ciate Fierce Flicks liner and then using the Bourjois Kohl eyeliner on my water line.

For base, I started with the Maybelline Baby Skin primer (this is a definite dupe for the Benefit Porefessional) and applied this just in my t-zone as this is my problem area. Once tacky I used the L’Oreal True Match foundation and applied this with a Real Techniques Bold Metals Sponge. I then added concealer to brighten and highlight, I used the Bourjois Reavel concealer under my eyes, nose, forehead and on the outer part of my lips and buffed it in. I powdered all over using the Maybelline Stay Matte powder.

After this I went back to the eyes and added the red shade under my eyes and bringing it right up above the eyeliner. I also dragged that colour on the top of my lids to the colour surrounds the liner, making a large wing effect. I topped this look off using the L’Oreal Voluminous mascara.

Going back to the face, I created a sharp contour using Benefit Hoola Bronzer (I’m desperate to get my hands on the Hoola Light!) and then bronzed all over with the Bourjois chocolate bronzer. I didn’t use any blush at all and went straight in with a large brush to apply the Sleek highlight palette on the high points of my face (cheek bones, nose and cupids bow) and finishing with the Sleek Liquid Lipstick in Birthday Suit.

Now, the fun part. You can use any glitter you like, I got mine from Amazon and it’s a simple iridescent white. There is no right or wrong to where you apply this as it’s just simply for fun and makeup doesn’t have to be perfect, it does wash off. Using the same brush that I used for highlighter, I applied it all over my cheek bones and nose and even adding a little bit to the inner corner of my eye. I then went back in as I thought I could do with more and placed it on the cheek bones again.  WARNING: glitter goes EVERYWHERE. Literally everywhere. I have been finding it for weeks.

Top it off with your favourite setting spray, messy hair and a festival outfit and you’re good to go!

I hope you have the best time at your festivals this year, please remember to stay safe and look after each other.

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With love, Beth x

Recent Struggle: Body Confidence 

Recently I have gained a little more weight than ever before. In fact, whilst writing this (in advance since I’m now in America) I’m at the biggest weight I have ever been and I’m definitely feeling less confident. I’m still healthy and happy-ish but I’m not comfortable at all. 

Now, most of you will be sat at your screens or phones thinking “stop complaining and do something about it”. You’re right yes, I probably should do and I will be whilst away. However, I realised throughout this experience that even though I’ve gained weight and I’m not as small as I used to be, this does not determine my worth or happiness. 

I’ve never been the skinniest of girls, ever. That’s okay and I’m not wanting to lose weight to be skinny, I’m wanting to lose weight to feel comfortable and happy in my own skin. 

My issue is that, when I’m happy I celebrate with eating. When I’m sad, I eat. It’s just who I am and it’s how my friends, family and I do things. I don’t have to stop doing this I just have to make better choices. That’s why, when I’m away this summer I’ve decided to pick healthier options which may be difficult since I’m in the country with the most fatty foods ever. Instead of having a steak with chips, onion rings and a dessert. I’ll pick a steak with a salad (which won’t be difficult since I enjoy it). I’ll pick options that are lower in calories but not only my food choices, but to exercise more which won’t be difficult since I’ll be running around all day with children and enjoying it. 

Perhaps, hopefully when I return I can update you on whether 1. I’ve lost weight and feel happy about it or 2. Just accept it’s who I am and I like cake. 

With love, 

Beth x 

Allergy Season Makeup 

Allergy season is here and every single year between March and August I have the worst hay fever ever. Itchy eyes? Check. Itchy and sore throat? Check. Blocked nose? Check. I have it all and to top it off, I’m asthmatic so it’s double the fun. 

I find wearing makeup throughout the summer near impossible because my eyes water so much. By the end of the day I have lines down my face where my foundation did sit because my eyes leaked it all away. It’s a waste of money and I look ridiculous every single day. 

However, over the years I’ve realised to just give up on makeup and create a flattering and subtle look instead. 

In this case, it’s more about skincare and less about the makeup side. Less is more as they say. 

I’ve been testing out a new skincare routine recently and my skin has never better. Each morning and evening I use The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleanser. I then follow with applying The Body Shop Tea Tree Tone and then the Mattifying Lotion.

I do struggle with oily skin normally but this routine has really helped my skin massively. I stay matte all day long and my makeup sits perfectly on it. 

I highly recommend these skincare products from The Body Shop for everybody with oily or combo skin. 

Secondly, I only ever apply the L’Oreal Magique Lumi Primer. This just makes my skin look super glowy and fresh. Next I apply the Freedom Brow Pomade in blonde and then a touch of mascara to my upper lashes. 

This is my final look. It’s super basic and easy to do but it’s so effective since I do have severe hayfever. I find that the mascara is good only on the top lashes and obviously, a waterproof mascara is even better. 

Let me know some of your tips for makeup throughout allergy season. In the meantime, check out my social media: 

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4 Tips To Keeping Healthy Through Summer

Summer is here and it’s the time of year when I forget to do certain things to make sure I keep healthy. I’m sure so many of you also do this and forget that your body and skin need extra loving when the seasons change and if I’m totally honest, I definitely forget to do some of these things every single day and that’s okay. However, for the majority of the time, I try my best to make sure that I’m keeping healthy, active and comfortable in the hot summer weather. I thought I would share with you guys my top 3 tips for the summer! 

#1: Drinking plenty of water is important any time of the year but I do find myself getting more dehydrated throughout the summer months and during this time I like to increase my water intake. Water is so important for your body and I find the more water I drink the better my skin looks, I don’t feel as bloated and generally I feel so much happier within myself. 

#2: SPF!! I think people forget that you should be wearing SPF every day regardless of whether it’s a sunny or gloomy day and I like to make sure I’m wearing this throughout the whole year since I’m so incredibly fair. However, in the summer I especially make an effort to apply more SPF than normal or a higher SPF, usually SPF 30 or more. I always buy a moisturiser with an SPF in it and often my primers have it as well and I also do this for my body moisturisers. It’s incredibly important that you wear SPF every day to protect your skin and too much sunlight without protection put’s you more at risk of burns or other skin related problems. 

#3: Getting a full night’s sleep is incredibly important and I especially find that in the summer I can’t sleep as well as I do during the milder months. I always find that if I don’t get a decent night’s sleep I end up so moody and unhappy the next day and feeling hot and sweaty just makes me even moodier, nobody needs this. I like to make sure I have a fan on during the night to help me get a more relaxed sleep. This may be a weird one to some people as like I said, getting a good night’s sleep is incredibly important regardless of the weather but I find it’s worse in the summer and I can’t deal with being tired and hot at the same time. 

#4: I know some people don’t like to wear any protective wear like a hat or sunglasses but what you don’t know is that, wearing these really help to protect you. I know some people really dislike hats and I agree, they’re often really irritating and as a glasses wearer, I have to buy prescription sunglasses for me to be able to see. However, protecting your head from the sun when you’re in it for long periods of time helps to minimise the risk of sunstroke, dehydration, headaches, sickness, exhaustion and so much more. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and enjoying the start of your summer! 

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With love, Beth x