Summer is here! I love doing seasons makeup looks for you guys and now the time has come for my summer makeup look.
During summer I love a very natural, bronzed look. I don’t use a lot of blushes or highlight at all either. Everything is very soft and neutral which I love for this time of year.
I never want to feel like I’m wearing loads of makeup when I’m in the heat. I find that it melts off my face and makes me feel more hot and sweaty than I feel necessary. I hope you like this look, enjoy!
Firstly, I started with the Revlon ColourStay Foundation and mixed it with the Stilla Aqua glow perfecting bronzer. I did this to darken the foundation because it was too light for me.
For concealer I used the Maybelline Fit Me for any blemishes and then the Bourjois Radiance Reveal concealer under my eyes to highlight. Then I set all of this using the Maybelline Super Stay power but only in the places I’ve concealed so I still have that nice glow coming through.
I used only one palette for the rest of my base, the Tanya Burr Rosy Cheek Palette. I bronzed my forehead, cheeks and under my jaw line with this bronzer and added more than usual to look extra summery and tan. I lightly put the blush from the palette on the apples of my cheek (very light, it’s super pigmented) and then dusted the highlight on the high points of my face. I used my beauty sponge to buff everything out and look flawless.
For eyes I only used the bronzer shade from the Tanya Burr palette. I started in the crease and then dusted it all over my lid. I used the highlight for my inner corner and finished with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.
For my brows I went in with the BBrowbar eyebrow pencil in Indian Chocolate and only filled in the areas that needed doing.
I lined my lips with the L’Oreal lip pencil in 302 and buffed it out with fingers. I then filled in my lips with the YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in 218.
There you have it! My finished look. I hope you enjoyed. Check out my social media:
With love, Beth x
For the summer I generally like to keep my skin care routine very basic and simple. I find my skin becomes more oily within the summer months and I don’t want to add to this by applying loads of products to my skin.
Without fail I’ll wash my face with a cleanser both morning and night. I make sure I give a thorough wash and make sure the cleanser also goes down my neck as I do apply makeup there. My favourite cleanser is The Body Shop Tea Tree cleanser. I have been using this for months now and I swear by it.
After cleansing I’ll use a moisturiser. I do this to make my skin more hydrated, feel softer and prepared for any makeup application. I have a few which I love, the First Aid Beauty moisturiser is fantastic, as well as the Simple Moisturiser and Bliss Moisturisers. They all are excellent.
Next, I like to ensure I have SPF on at all times. Regardless of whether I’m in the sun for long. It’s incredibly important to maintain your skins health. So whether you apply sun cream directly to your face or have it in a primer or foundation. You should always be wearing this. Whenever I buy new products especially in the summer I like to make sure there is SPF in it.
I also like to exfoliate once a week. I have very sensitive skin and exfoliating more than once a week is never a good idea for me. My skin feels worse off if I do it more than once a week. My favourite exfoliant is The Body Shop Seaweed exfoliant. It really helps to remove excess dirt and replenish my skin. It doesn’t damage my skin at all and helps to matify my skin.
I do like to use a face mask at least once a week. Although most say it’s recommended for 2-3 times a week I simply feel no need. My favourite mask is the Garnier Moisture Bomb Mask. It’s incredibly hydrating and I’ll probably use this maybe once a fortnight to help boost my skin.
With love, Beth x
Going away for a few days can often be quite daunting for us makeup lovers who feel like we can’t go a few days without a full glam makeup look, but you can. Believe me. I recently went away and thought I would show you guys what I took and used to create a nice but natural look which I was happy with for the few days that I was gone.
Firstly, I took such a small beauty bag and still managed to fit a lot in it. I’ll start off with the base, I always, always, always add moisturiser and I’ve been using the First Aid Beauty Daily Face Cream for this which is totally oil free. I like to use a primer and to some, this isn’t totally necessary. However, I find that I really struggle with intense pores so I included the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer which really helps to keep my makeup lasting all day long and fresh for longer. Depending on whether I can be bothered, if I have the time or what look I’m going for I may only use a concealer or for a little extra, I will use foundation. So I took both because I still use concealer whether I’ve added foundation or not. So I used the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation for when I want a little extra coverage. However, I also took the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer for the days when I just want to cover my dark circles and little blemishes but I also took the Bourjois Radiance Concealer for when I have used foundation to highlight my under eyes. I also took the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Matte Powder (Promise this post isn’t sponsored by Maybelline) to make sure everything sits nicely throughout the day. I didn’t take any blush at all but I do like to use bronzer to add a bit of colour and dimension to my face so I’ve used the Boujois Bronzing Powder and I took the Sleek Highlight Palette in Solstice because I simply cannot live without a bit of glow to my face.
For eyes, I literally only took a mascara and I used the travel sized version of the Smashbox X-Rated Volumising Mascara which I’ve been loving and I think it adds so much life to the eyes. For brows, I took Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in Shade 4 and the Sleek Clear Brow Gel. If I do want to add a little something to the eyes I’ll take some of the bronzers and put it through the crease and a highlight from the Sleek palette on my inner corner.
Finally, for lips, I only took the Nivea Original Lip Balm since I knew I was not going anywhere particularly special in which I would need to look a little extra glam.
I packed this bag to cater for the weekend I was going to have and I totally recommend before packing you should consider if you’re going to any events, whether you have a special occasion and want to look a little fancier. You don’t want to be carrying unnecessary items with you and not bothering to use them.
With love, Beth x
My trip is coming around fast so I’ve started getting my things together to pack and prepare for my time in America. Whilst organising my things I realised that I have several things that are an absolute essential for me to take away with and I simply can’t travel without them.
I do find myself getting bored on long haul flights, I also feel very anxious and I generally feel quite run down and just a bit gross towards the last few hours of the flight. Planes have many germs and being very close to people for so long just makes me a bit drained and a little smelly, not going to lie.
Since this is the case I cannot travel without some hand sanitizer and hydrating must. This may seem unnecessary to most but to me these items just make me feel a bit more refreshed and awake. Every so often I’ll use the hand sanitizer as I’ll be touching the arm rests and other things. I’ll always definitely use this when I’ve been to the toilet and eaten as well. I don’t have a germ phobia but I just find by doing this throughout the flight just makes me feel a bit better when I land. I don’t ever wear makeup on long haul flights either but I’ll use a hydrating mist to make my skin feel more awake and refreshed. I find nothing worse than landing in an airport and instantly feeling dry skin.
I also like to travel with a book, I can get through a book in a few hours and being on a plane for 8+ hours means that I can entertain myself when a new novel. Once I’ve landed I’ll then donate this book to someone else or I’ll pop into a charity shop (if I can find one). I haven’t picked one to take yet but I’ll be sure to instagram it at _bbbbethan.
I also like to travel with snacks, some savoury and some sweets. Plane food isn’t nice at all so if I do have a meal and I don’t like it or find it filling I’ll have snacks available to eat. When I’m in the airport I’ll probably pick up a sandwich, crisps, chewing gum, chocolate and crackers and anything I just fancy.
My final travel necessity is a hoodie/jacket. After a while I do get really cold so I like to have a cosy hoodie to relax me and feel warmer!
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With love, Beth x
Spring is basically almost over and I’m pretty delayed on showing you guys what lip colours I have been wearing but if I’m honest, these colours would look just as good in the summer as well. When I think of spring I always think of very soft pretty pink shades and beiges which is what I’ve been loving this spring.
I have three colours that I’ve been loving this season although two of them do look similar but they have different finishes. Depending on how I’m feeling or what event I’m going too I can pick between the Urban Decay Cream lipstick in Streak. The finish is actually really pretty and it does just sink into the lips leaving a beautiful subtle pink stain to the lips. This isn’t why I like wearing it though, it’s because it’s a cream finish and it isn’t matte and I love this for general daily wear.
For when I do want a stronger matte lipstick I like the Mac lipstick in Please Me. I love to wear this with a glam statement but neutral eye look. It’s extremely long wearing and lasts all night regardless of what I’m drinking or eating. It doesn’t bleed at all and just continues to look beautiful and clean looking.
The final product is in fact a lip pencil from L’Oreal in the shade 302 Bois De Rose. This is infact a lot darker but I think it looks lovely with a mauve eye and cheek. I mostly wear it alone because it does feel heavy on the lip but you can top it with your favourite lip gloss, I like Tanya Burr Lunch Date but this gloss can get very sticky.
There we have my 3 favourite lip colours this season! What’s yours been?
With love, Beth x
In my April 2017 BirchBox I said that it would be my last until October. Little did I know, my payment went out and the May 2017 box arrived. I’m not complaining as it’s a nice little treat but I did unsubscribe from BirchBox and it sort of irritated me that they didn’t follow through. So, now I have cancelled the direct debit, this is my final BirchBox unboxing until I return in October.
I will admit, this months box really isn’t my favourite ever and I’m probably least interested in these products more than any. Hopefully they will surprise me. However, I love the packaging of this months box. It’s a marble looking box and it’s just gorgeous, in fact I think I’m going to keep this to store things in.
This months box gives us two full sized products which is lovely. The first is the Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in Vanilla Frosting. This product retails at £14.49 full sized. I like this product 1. because you get your moneys worth for the box from this product alone and 2. because it actually looks like it would be a lovely highlight as well as eyeshadow. I actually don’t own anything like this so I’m probably most excited about this product than any other in the box.
I also got the SKIN79 Clean-on 2 Step Nose Pack (full sized) which retails at £2.90 which iS crazy affordable. This product is supposed to de-clog your pores and just refresh your skin.
Another makeup item that I received is the Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara which retails at £18 full sized. I’m always keen to try new mascaras and this is suppose to add volume and thickness which is good since I do have quite thin eyelashes.
I received the Whish Firming Body Cream. This product is £27 full sized and is super good as the brand doesn’t test on animals. It’s supposed to protect and soften skin which is good but it’s essentially a moisturiser.
Finally, the product that I’m least enthusiastic about is the Kueshi Hair Mask Shine and Volume which is £10.50 for a full product. It’s a basic, simple hair mask but because my hair is so thick I find that these types of products just cling to every strand of hair and does take ages to remove.
There we finally have the last unboxing. Enjoy!
With love, Beth x
During Christmas I purchased The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Exfoliant as I was looking for new skincare. I think The Body Shop do fantastic skincare products and they are a go to brand for me. Their products are super affordable and really lovely to work with and since I tried their cleansing balm I was excited to try more of their different ranges.
The seaweed range is ideal for combination to oily skin, which is pretty much what my skin is. Certain days I can be completely oil free or I’ll look like a grease ball, there is no inbetween. I’ve used the seaweed moisturiser and loved it, it definitely helped to combat the oiliness in my skin so I had high hopes for this exfoliant. I’ve been using this product for over two months now around once a week for a good scrubin’ and I can definitely see benefits.
It really helped to reduce the oiliness in my t-zone which was a high plus for me. I use it once a week and doing this has helped my makeup to sit better and also my skin feels cleaner and a healthier condition. However, as good as it feels and how well it helps to make my skin look cleaner, it does no totally unclog pores which is what I wanted it for. I was looking for a product that would help to unclog and minimise my pores but I don’t feel like it does it enough for me. This is probably because I do have quite a lot of pores around my nose and chin area. For those who don’t have as much troubling skin as I do, I am sure this is ideal for you. If you’re interested take a look here to buy.
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With love, B x