Sleek blushes

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Sleek blush: left, Rose Gold; right, Coral

Today I want to talk about blush, possibly the most underrated of make-up products. For the longest time I didn’t really use it, or I just used a bit of bronzer instead (my faithful NARS Laguna). I have a naturally pink complexion and that combined with years of being a shy, blushing child made me reluctant to voluntarily make my cheeks pink!
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Make-up for work

I don’t know about you but I am terrible at getting up in the mornings. I mean TERRIBLE! I am most definitely a night owl. Those larks can bugger off in the early hours!

As it takes me three alarms to get up in the mornings I am often pressed for time when getting ready for work. I’m not one of these girls who can manage my make-up on the tube to work, I seriously admire all those that can! So for me I have to be ready as I run out the door and here is my look – it’s quick, simple and looks like I’ve spent at least 3x as long on it as I actually have.

So this is my general face attire for work:

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And here are the products I use:

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Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation – Beautiful foundation which lasts all day. I use this as an everyday foundation when I don’t want a glowy finish which I get from the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte powder – The BEST powder ever. Fact. Very battered and well loved.
Wake Me Up concealer – Super high coverage. Makes me look awake!
NARS Laguna Bronzer and Deep Throat Blush duo – My favourite item of my make up collection by a mile. Adds a touch of colour and makes me look healthy and ready to face the day. The duo was a limited edition but you can buy both colours on their own.
Urban Decay Primer Potion – I use this everyday, without fail. Makes my eyeshadow stay put all day.
Mac eyeshadows in Patina, Mystery and Omega – Patina over the lid, Mystery along the lash line. Omega through the eyebrows.
Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara – My favourite mascara ever. Ever. Makes your lashes look massive with one fell swoop.
Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya – Moisturising, sheer and a beautiful colour, I love it.

What’s amazing is you can slap these products on in a flash, they’re easy to work with and are quite lenient if you aren’t quite awake when applying them!

What do you wear for work everyday? Are you as hopeless as I am at getting up in the morning?? Leave links and comments below!

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Monthly favourites – August

Hello my lovelies, I’d thought I’d do a monthly(ish) post of all the things I’ve been loving each month so why not start now:

Blog
Fleur de Force: I love Fleur’s blog, she always has a great range of products reviewed and she seems like a genuinely lovely person too. Her blog is awesome

Music
The wonderful Jake Bugg’s Broken is the song I’ve listened to most this month – it’s blooming beautiful! Well done Jakey boy!

Clothes
Jumpers. Its been getting a little chilly the last few days and I’m slightly worried this is Summer over… Saying that I love the feeling of being wrapped up in jumpers and scarves so I was quietly happy to put my thick knit jumper on yesterday!

London
I went to the Natural History Museum with my Dad this week. We figured out he hadn’t been in 38years so thought it was time to go again. It is by far, my favourite museum in London and I had such a wonderful day.
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Book
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Loving this book at the minute, it is so tense!

Film
Alan Partridge. Alpha Papa. Incredible. Watch it. Review on the way.

Beauty
I’ve been loving my eye cream this month! It’s been a busy, long month so I’ve been sure to use the B. Energised Eye Cream every morning and night to ensure that I don’t, at least, look tired!

Make up
This month I’ve been wearing my Nars Laguna Bronzer a lot. A lot! I’ve been going for a simple make up look – just a flawless (well, attempted flawless) face with minimal eyeshadow, and a slick of gel eyeliner and mascara. As mentioned above, I’ve been a little (a lot) tired this week especially so I’ve been trying to perfect my face to give the illusion of being rested! I used my Wake Me Up Foundation and Concealer then set it with my Bare Minerals foundation – it works a treat!

Video
Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2.
I know this video has been around for a long time but I absolutely love it! I rediscovered it and I can’t stop watching it – one of my favourite videos ever!

So yeah, there’s a little round up of my month, I hope you enjoyed this post! Leave links and comments below to your weekly/monthly favourites as I’d love to have a look!

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Everyday face of the day

I’m a poet and I didn’t know it! (From the title… geddit?)

Anyway, how are we all? Fine and dandy I hope!
So today I thought I’d show you my everyday, I’m-not-doing-anything-particularly-special-today make up. This is my go to look which includes some of my staple products like my Rimmel foundation, Mac Arena eyeshadow and Nars Laguna bronzer, so here it is:

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I’m wearing:
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation mixed with a little Rimmel BB Cream as a base
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Concealer
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Nars Deep Throat Blush
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mac Arena Eyeshadow on the lid, Mac Mystery in the crease, as eyeliner and under my eye
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
A little bit of Rimmel’s Coral Queen Lipstick lightly dabbed across my lips and blended out

What is your everyday make up look? Leave links and comments below as I’d love to take a look!

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