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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How To Prepare To Write An Assignment

Hey!

As a student I know how difficult it is to actually sit down and write an assignment. The worst bit for me is definitely the mentally preparing myself to actually attempt to write it, especially when I’ve not created a plan or if I don’t actually understand what I’m doing. These are my few tips and tricks that can help you to prepare yourself and become motivated to actually write an assignment.

#1: Look at the assignment guidelines, check what your assignment requires and begin to think about how you’re going to go around it. Doing this will help you to discover what the title asks if you and during this time you can begin to mentally prepare the content of your assignment.

#2: Create a step by step plan. Doing this will help you to place your content into the correct areas. Ensure that you’re sticking to the plan through the writing process, if you don’t you may find yourself going off track and writing the wrong content. An example below:

-Introduction 

– Main text 

Paragraph 1:

  • Bullet point notes and subtitles, this will help you to stick to your content.

Paragraph 2:

Paragraph 3:

– Conclusion 

#3: Reading the recommended reading is so important as it’s a starting point to where you can begin to write your assignment. The recommended reading list is clearly recommnded for a reason and it’s a crucial area for the writing process. I was definitely this person to avoid the reading and it always ended up with a bad grade.

#4: Don’t begin an assignment hungry, ever. Get yourself some snacks and a drink to settle you for a few hours. This way you won’t get distracted when you’re becoming bored and you can reward yourself with new snacks every time you’ve finished a big section.

#5: Create a space full of no distraction. Boredom can give you the opportunity to clean your room, organise your DVDs and CDs alphabetically or wash the windows. I always make my way to the library and give myself a distraction free zone. There is nothing in the library that I’ll find distracting other than social media and I’ll have to resist the urge.

Let me know how you prepare yourself to write an assignment! Check out my social media:

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Festive Look // Makeup

Christmas is approaching and we have parties to attend, what better than to get your best dress on and a glittery eye. Carry on reading for my take on a festive makeup look!

Base

I started by using my Urban Decay Setting Spray as we want our makeup to last all day. Once dried I used the L.A Girl Concealer in green to cover my blemishes and add the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer on top. For foundation I used the L.A Girl Foumdation in Fair and buffed it in with a beauty sponge. To highlight my under eye area I used the Bourjois Radiance Concealer in light. I set my face with the Revlon Photoready Powder and carried on by using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer to contour. I bronzed my face with the Bourjois Bromzing Powder and finished with adding the Essence Satin Touch Blush in satin love. I used the Sleek Highlight Palette in Solstice on my cheek bones, bridge of my nose and Cupid’s bow.

Eye

I took the Original Urban Decay Primer Potion to prime my eyelids. Also taking tape and placing it from the corner of my eye to the end of my eyebrow.

 I mainly used the Zoeva Cool Spectrum Palette for the look, taking CL070 through the crease and outer part of my eye and CL130 across the lid. I then took the Too Faced Chocolate Bon-Bon palette and the shade Bordeaux and added it to the outer corner of my eye and continued adding the intensive the look. I also added Bordeaux to my under eye and mixed it with CL070. 

Using any black eyeliner I added it to my upper and lower waterline, curled my lashes and added Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. 

For my brows I used the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in Shade 4. 

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Lip
To finish the look I primed my lips with the Obsessive Complusive Cosmetics Lip Tar and massaged into my lips. Finishing with Lady Danger by Mac.

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Let me know what you think, in the mean time take a look at my social media: 

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Non-Touring Makeup Look

Hey, Guys!

I recently come across a new trend that introduced the no contouring look. It’s a super glowy, natural look and it makes you look wide awake and fresh. I think this is an ideal look for those early mornings when you know you look and feel crappy, so you pop on a bucket full of highlighter in hopes to look super energetic and fresh. This is also a really good look for those who aren’t so good at contouring or bronzing or want to try out a new look. I got the idea to do this by Shaaanxo who posted a video of her recreation of a non-touring look. It’s pretty much a really basic look with lots and lots of highlighter. Without further or do, lets get straight into it.

BASE

The base is the main area of the look, as a preference I love a natural, glowy look for everyday wear. It’s super quick and convenient for the day and helps to make you look more awake and fresh faced. I started off by spraying the Urban Decay Setting Spray all over my face and then adding the Nivea Post Shave Balm. I love these two products combined and not only does my foundation look glowy but it also stays put all day.

After allowing the primer to go tacky, I used the Revlon ColourStay Foundation and mixed in a small amount of the Stila Aqua glow Liquid Bronzer. Mixing in this product to the foundation helps to create a natural toned look without adding any bronzer or contour, it also helps add an extra glow to the face. I only used the liquid bronzer because my foundation was too light for my face, this helped the foundation to look slightly darker and a little extra glowy. This is totally optional.

I didn’t go for a full coverage base because this look is all about looking natural and just making your own skin look slightly better but not totally different to what you actually look like. I added the L.A Girl Pro Concealer in Porcelain under my eyes in a triangle shape, along the bridge of my nose, centre of my forehead and cupids bow. Once blended I added a small amount of the Collection Concealer in 1 under the eye to highlight slightly more.

I used my B. Beautiful Beauty Sponge to blend all of this in, making sure it’s damp before using it. This helps the base to look absolutely seamless, ensure that you blend the foundation down your neck too! This is super, super important and makes sure it looks flawless.

Taking the Sleek Makeup Highlight Palette in Solstice, I used the cream Highlighter on top of my cheek bones, bridge of my nose, above the brow, cupids bow and brow bone. I used this as a primer for the other highlighters I’ll be adding shortly.

Using the Revolution Pro Iconic and Contour Palette I set my under eye area, chin and forehead using the lightest shade in the Palette. Making sure to miss the areas I added the cream highlight.

I then took the Sleek Highlight Palette again and used the Purple baked highlight over the tops of the cream highlight, including my inner corner. To top it off I used the Revolution Highlighter in Golden Lights over the top of all the highlighter I had already put on. This is quite excessive and YOU DON’T have to do this if you prefer a less highlighted look.

To finish I lightly look the coral blush shade from the Rimmel Sculpting Palette on the apples of my cheeks to add a little pop of colour.

EYES

I didn’t pay much attention to the eyes because I was more focused on the base. However, I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon Palette and focused on creating a shimmery look that helps the eyes to look wider.

I begun my using my concealer as a primer, making sure to evenly cover the whole eyelid. With my finger I then used the shade, Divinity to help set the concealer in place.

I mixed Almond Truffle and Cashew Chew together and placed it just above the crease of my eye to begin my transition shades. After this I added Mocha to the crease and made sure to blend thoroughly, continuing to add Mocha until reaching my chosen transition colour. I then finished the look by adding satin sheets to the whole lid, ensuring that the transition colour wasn’t too dark so the whole eye blended well together. With a clean brush I then continued to blend to tidy up the eye look.

I didn’t include any eyeliner because I personally prefer this look without it. However, if you want to use eyeliner you’re more than welcome too.

Finally, I curled my lashes and added the Kiko Extra Sculpt Mascara to my upper eyelashes and Benefit Roller Lash to the lower. Adding some of the Maybelline Brow Drama my brows to make them a bit more fuller and even. I also included some of the Revolution Golden Lights Highlighter to my brow bone and inner corner.

LIPS

I think this look looks perfect with a nude or pink toned lip. I used the NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee which completes the look and creates a natural and soft lip. However, for an extra added touch I changed and used Mac Lovelorn and placed a bit of the Revolution Golden Lights highlighter to the centre of my lower lip.

Match with your favourite hairstyle, mine is a messy bun, and here is the finished look. It’s my take on a non-touring, extra added highlight look to create a more natural and fresh glow.  Let me know what your top highlighter is!

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