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Beauty Bay Haul





It was my birthday on Wednesday and I'm now officially closer to 30 than I am 20....eek! No one usually buys me make up for my birthday because I have so much of it that they flat out refuse, so make up and beauty products are always a gift from me to me.

On my birthday I placed an order from beautybay.com and it lucky for me it arrived the very next day. Here is what I got...





In my recent make up wish list post, I mentioned that this ZOEVA brush set was top of my list. This set contains ten face and eye brushes and comes with a make up pouch. The brushes are gorgeous and so unbelievably soft! I am in love. The make up bag is also great quality which is unusual for this type of item. I am so impressed with ZOEVA; for such affordable brushes they are so well made.



Can we all just take a minute to admire the ombre perfection?! How pretty is this bronzer from Kevyn Aucoin?! I am a huge fan of his make up range so thought that this bronzer looked really nice. The ombre effect allows you to pick your shade or swirl together for a gorgeous golden glow. This has a finely milled shimmer to it so isn't great for contour but instead is spot on for adding that bronzed radiance to the skin. It has no orange tone it which is great and really gives the skin a glow. This on top of a natural golden tan....yesssssss!



My Charlotte Tilbury eyeliner pen has started to dry out slightly so I thought I would give ZOEVA's Cat Eye Pen a go. For just over £5 I didn't think I could go wrong. This is very black but slightly drier than I like, that being said, it does the job.


I have been searching everywhere for a good peachy coral lip liner. Lip liners are big news at the moment, with the Kylie Jenner colours being the most sought after. Peachy corals lipliners are actually hard to find, would you believe. Energised is such a beautiful colour, very pigmented yet not drying at all. This will go perfectly with my peachy coral lipsticks that I have been obsessed with lately. Also I love that it is a retractable pencil; woohoo no sharpening!

Along with my order I received a free sample of CLEAN's Warm Cotton fragrance which smells exactly like fresh laundry....so good! With other scents such as cool cotton, skin and rain, I'm intrigued to smell their other fragrances.




Lash Peace





I would love to say that I have found inner peace but for the moment lash peace will have to do. Lash peace is when you finally find the perfect mascara or combination that just make your lashes look amazing and are 100% happy and content with your eyelashes. Most girls are on the eternal hunt to find the perfect product to make their lashes look amazing, not dissimilar to the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans, perfect LBD or that holy grail foundation.


I have been combining two mascaras to give me luscious lashes but I always, always, always start of by curling my lashes using my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. Like me, you might have thought that all eyelash curler were made the same but having tried the Shu Uemura ones I now know differently. I start of by applying a coat of the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. The curved wand helps define each lash and volumise, creating the perfect base coat.

Next I apply a coat of the L'Oreal Miss Manga Punky Mascara. This wand applies a lot of product to the lashes but also thickens and lengthens them. The end result is long, thick spikey lashes that give that false lash look. I personally love spidery 60's style eyelahses but I know some people aren't so keen.

With two easy coats my eyelashes are transformed. I have been so in to my lashes that most days I haven't even being applying eyeliner and going for a simple lash and bold lips look.

Now that I have found my divine lash duo and have lash peace, I feel like I no longer have to consider other options and have even been giving the false lashes a miss! Give this combo a go, you can thank me later :)


Peach Picks





I am on a serious peach kick. Like the fruit, I have been loving soft delicate peachy colours, for my nails, lips, cheeks, eyes...basically I'm all about the peach right now. The surprisingly nice Easter weather that we have had in Scotland has caused me to get in the mood for spring in a big way; think fresh flowers, white jeans, juicy fruit, light fresh make up!

Today I thought I would share some of my fave peach make up picks with you....


Whimsical is a beautiful matte peach colour. Although matte, the formula is still so creamy and not drying in the slightest. This is such a pretty spring lip colour and perfect for girls who love a neutral lip with a bit of a twist. I have been loving applying lip balm then dabbing this on my lips and really pushing it in to give a more sheer wash of colour. It leaves the lips with that sort of juicy pouty look.


This inexpensive shadow is a combination of pink, peach and champagne. It has a beautiful shimmer to it and is the perfect colour for sweeping all over the lid then applying some mascara. This is just the right tone and unlike some other peach pink shades, doesn't make your eyes look irritated. Another stunning peachy eyeshadow that I love comes in the Kevyn Aucoin Essential Eyeshadow Set Palette #1. This one isn't as shimmery but just has the prettiest sheen to it.


I featured this in my recent Make Up Wish List and I finally got my hands on it. I definitely wasn't disappointed. This light peach polish is beyond beautiful and contains the tiniest hint of golden shimmer. It is a really brightening colour and one which I could apply time and time again without getting fed up of it. 


Modern Mandarin was my favourite blush last summer and is definitely one of my go-to spring blushers. This peachy orange shade although quite bright in the pan, gives a really nice peach flush to the cheeks. It is a satin finish (my favourite!) so creates that 'glowing from within' effect. This blush just seems to lift and brighten any make up look. I'm keen to try the Peaches blush from MAC as well as it looks like a very 'me' shade.

Chloe Lewis TOWIE Inspired Make Up






So I think just about everyone that watches The Only Way Is Essex is already obsessed with newbie, Chloe Lewis. I know I am! The stunning newest member of the cast can do no wrong when it comes to her make up. Every look she has worn for filming is just perfection and has left me dying to know what lip products she uses.

Wednesday nights episode showed her wearing gorgeous make up to the Roller Disco. Her spring like lilac lipstick and long lashes inspired me to create a similar look.


This Chloe Lewis inspired make up is fresh and simple yet still glam. To me, that's my favourite type of make up look. I started by applying one pump of the Fillume Volumising Moisturiser from Indeed Labs. This moisturiser helps fill out any fine lines and makes your skin look gorgeously plump and supple. It is also the perfect base for any fresh make up look.


I then dotted my concealer of the moment, L'Oreal True Match Concealer, on the areas that I need a bit of coverage; namely my chin, under eyes and around my nose. On top of that I buffed in the L'Oreal Infallible 24 Hour-Matte Foundation, which I just love right now; think Laura Mercier Creme Silk Creme Foundation only better and more affordable! 


With my base done I moved on to contour. I have surprisingly been really enjoying the Clinque Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour. It is really easy to use and apply and I find it blends out very well, giving a very natural look.


After contouring I filled in my brows with the Stilla Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil. This is such a good dupe for the Anastasia Brow Whiz, in fact I think I might like it better as it seems to last all day without budging.

In TOWIE, Chloe was sporting a beautiful bronze shimmery eye with no liner but plenty of emphasis on the lashes. To achieve this look I used the Maybelline ColourShow Eyeshadow in Copper Fizz all over my lid. Can I just say that I adore this eyeshadow! It is so soft and buttery, super pigmented and almost has the texture of a pressed pigment. The colour is beautifully glowy, it is just perfect.

Having kept the eyes simple, I then applied a coat of my Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and then a coat of the L'Oreal Miss Manga Punky Mascara, to give really long spidery lashes.


For that added va-va-voom that Chloe has, I had a few of the Ardell Medium Individual Lashes. This really helps to make the lashes longer and fuller without looking too fake.

 

A dusting of Maybelline Dream Sun Triple Bronzing Powder all over the face, some of The Balms Mary Loumaniser on the tops of my cheeks and down my nose and a final dusting of Collection Lasting Perfecting Powder and the look was nearly done. Oh and I forgot to take a picture but for my blush I used Clinique's Blushing Blush Powder in Pink Love.


 The finishing touch was the lipstick, the whole focus of Chloe's make up look. Her gorgeous lilac lips were just perfect for spring. To replicate this I used Maybelline's Colour Sensational Lipstick in Power Peony. This lipstick is so pretty. The lilac pink colour is really pigmented and creamy on the lips. I can tell this will be one of my favourite lip products for spring/summer.



I loved this finished look, so fresh and so spring time appropriate. If only we had the weather to go with it! There are so many of Chloe's other looks that I want to recreate, especially her peachy pink lips, so look out for that one coming soon! Is anyone else as obsessed with her make up as I am?


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