The Drugstore Loose Powders

Monday, 25 July 2016

ben nye, collection, translucent powders, drugstore, superdrug

Baking and setting our concealers under our eyes has become part of our makeup routines. I wasn't very sure about this trend, just because I was worried that I wasn't good enough at makeup to do this. But after watching endless videos on how to do it right, etc. I've finally mastered the baking trend, depsite not purchasing the holy grail most used Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, I've been using drugstore makeup products to achieve an effortless makeup look on a day to day basis.

Collection Sheer Loose Powder | I can't remember the first time I ever heard of this powder, but I will definitely tell you that it was from my endless, sleepless nights of Youtube beauty channels. I bought this powder which was extremely affordable for only £2.99. To apply this loose powder, I prefer to use a beauty blender rather than a powder because the finish is a lot better. With a brush I find that this powder makes my under eyes look patchy as well as illuminate my dark under eye circles. After allowing this to bake under my eyes for at least 3-5 minutes, yes that's long, but during this time I usually do my eye makeup or watch Instagram videos. To remove the excessive amount of powder, I use a massive fluffy brush and with little circular motions I swipe it off.

Would I recommend this powder? Definitely, I would! Especially those boiling hot summer days.

Ben Nye Luxury Powder | This power is quite similar to the colour of the Collection Sheer Loose Powder. It is a lightweight powder that does stay on the face all day, it is easy to brush away however, I must say I thought that it would be more of a banana powder but it isn't. It is more of a neutral loose powder. For those days where you want to look amazing in photos with no flashbacks this would be a good powder to use.

Ben Nye Topaz Powder | To be quite honest with you, I am still not sure about this powder, it is quite orange for my skin tone which makes me thing that this powder probably isn't for me. It is the same weight as the Luxury Powder but obviously it makes me look a bit orange. However, it doesn't not dry out my face, it also lasts all day and overall is a really good product. This would be better for another skin tone other my own.

Would I recommend this powder? Yes, I would just make sure that if you are going for the powders directed at your skin tone, make sure that it is the right one!


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My Favourite Apps On An iPhone

Thursday, 21 July 2016



As there is a lot of us that spend the majority of our day on our phones, scrolling through social media, taking random photos of different objects, snapchatting loads and obviously playing Pokemon Go! For today's post, I thought I'd show you some of my favourite apps at the moment on my phone!


Any.DO
 I use this app every single day. Mainly I use this app at night and use it to set out my day as well as how I would like my day to go. Fortunately, this app enables you to set reminders on each task that you would like to complete, I am definitely forgetful as times and lazy!


Tumblr 
I must say I used to be addicted to tumblr, continously reblogging everything and anything. But nowadays, I don't reblog as much as I use to. My addiction has gone! Some of my favourite blogs at the moment has to be:


Instagram
I think that nearly everyone loves this app. I spend a lot of my time scrolling through the 'Explore' page looking at new accounts, watching new makeup videos. My current favourite thing to do is watch workout videos, copying them and see some good results. If you are looking to do some exercise I'd recommend this!

Healthy Teeth
Now, this is weird. I know. I discovered this app on the App store and decided to give it a go! It sets reminders for you ( yes there is a theme of reminding me) to tell you when you brush your teeth, you can obviously change this whenever you want. To ensure that you are brushing your teeth to the correct standard time needed, there is a timer on the app which you could use! Also, there is an instruction tab which tells you how to brush your teeth effectively as well.


Pokemon GO
EVERYONE has this app on their phone, everyone is talking about this app. Ok, maybe not everyone but at least 95% of people are playing this game. I have been playing this game but not that much, I am only on level 3 to be honest, I need to up my game. I like this game and the fact that it is encouraging people to go out. However, do stay safe when playing this game as I have heard quite a few tragic stories.


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10 Things To Do This Summer

Monday, 18 July 2016

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It's finally Summer! As the year goes by, the season gets hotter, the clouds quickly move and the feeling gets sweater there are many things that you can do. The aim that most people have each summer is to be as active as can be and go everywhere!

1. Go on Holiday - I am sure that some of you have already booked holidays this summer but if not it is never too late to book a holiday. Either you'd like to go somewhere exotic or cold, book your holiday asap!

2. Visit the gym as much as you can - Going to the gym doesn't essentially mean going to work out, tone your body but it can be a time out for yourself, taking some time out and take part in a class whether that be yoga or aerobics. This will allow you for some thinking time as well as the importance of being alone sometimes.

3. Participate in a run or sponsored walk - There are always many runs and walks around the summer period, why not take part and get people to sponsor you? Participate for a good cause like raising money for cancer research.

4. Go to an outdoor cinema - There are loads of outdoor cinemas wherever which you could visit. Find out their programme and pop down, this would be a good idea with your friends or even as a date!

5. Go to a concert - As it is summer, there are always loads of concerts on at the moment for different genres.

6. Go on a road trip with friends - if you have a car, call up some friends and plan a road trip around the country! Find some places to stay.....

7. Stay in an Air B&B - or stay in an Air B&B anywhere! You could stay in Paris, England, New York and many many more.

8. Do a massive shopping haul - this is definitely one of my plans this summer! I do love a good shopping trip online and outside!

9. Visit a food festival - any excuse for food. There are always loads of food festivals on around, definitely worth checking out and exploring new foods.

10. Host a house party - whether that be a BBQ or indoor party, summer is definitely the best time and place to host a party!

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Gym Workout Wardrobe

Wednesday, 13 July 2016


If you're starting to go to the gym and are in need for the correct gym workout  clothes, you've come to the right place. The most important thing about going to the gym is that you feel comfortable in your own clothes therefore, your gym clothes should allow to move at any speed that you may be going at. Depending on your gym routine or even how much you workout at home, I think it's good to have a range of gym clothes to pick out from. Some workout clothes to corroborate with your mood of the day! Some people prefer multi-coloured, colorful clothes others aka me, prefer grey colours for the gym. So here is my gym workout wardrobe!

SPORTS BRA

It is so important to have the correct sports bra on as it provides you with comfortability essentially keeping your boobs in place as your run, jump and crunch. There are a lot of sport bras out there at the moment, the key to finding the correct one is choosing your comfortability with it. Do you want a bra that is padded? Do you want a bra that is not padded? Look for bras that keep your boobs in place, provide back support, doesn't feel extremely tight around your chest and has easy straps to it. 

SPORTS BRAS OVER £50

SPORTS BRAS UNDER £50



WORKOUT SHIRTS 

Not every one likes to wear workout skirts just because they don't want to or feel better with only wearing a sports bra. To be fair, if your workout is intense it's likely you'll only wear a sports bra as you may not may not be immensely sweating. Gross, I know. For workout shirts, there are some that are loose fitting which are great for those days in the sun. But there are also some workout shirts that are normal/tight fitting for the everyday use! For workout skirts, I'd say purchase a few because you never know the temperature of your body and weather on that day!

WORKOUT SHIRTS OVER £50



WORKOUT SKIRTS UNDER £50


LEGGINGS/CAPRI SHORTS

You can't go to the gym with a dress, for this you will need either leggings or shorts. Finding the perfect leggings/shorts depends again on your comfortability. Some people prefer yoga pants others don't. Most of the workout bottoms are mainly high-waisted but there are some normal waist banded bottoms as well which will be good for your workouts! Find bottoms that are flattering and are not transparent, you wouldn't want to wear bottoms that show off everything whilst your in a child's pose. 

WORKOUT BOTTOMS OVER £50

WORKOUT BOTTOMS UNDER £50

TRAINERS

Finding the right trainers is all dependent on the sole of the shoe. Make sure that your trainers have a comfortable bottom, ensure that when you are walking you can't feel the ground entirely. Trainers that are lightweight so that they don't hold you down and make you tired whilst running keeps your workouts easier. Another thing about finding the right trainer is all about support around your whole foot including your ankles! Don't purchase trainers that are one size bigger or smaller, find your right size with a little bit of room.

TRAINERS UNDER £70

TRAINERS OVER £70





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A Minimal Glowy Summer Look

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I am sure that majority of you reading this post have watched at least one full face highlighter challenge, they are everywhere on YouTube and Instagram. This post isn't a full face highlighter challenge more of a summer glow makeup look. As the summer season is slowly creeping in, so is the amount of highlighters being sold in the makeup market. Here is my minimal summer look.

Before applying makeup, I like to use a lightweight moisturizer like the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet* which keeps my face hydrated and fresh. For my dry skin, I like to use a facial mist either the Caudalie Vinosource Grape Water* or Vitamin E Facial Mist to ensure my face is completely nourished. As I have combination to dry skin, I don't apply primer just because I feel like it makes my face look incredibly dry so skipping to foundation, I use the smallest amount of the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer with a foundation brush. To blend that in, I use a damp beauty blender. For under my eyes, I like to use the LA Girl Concealer mixed with the NARS Creamy Concealer, as my base is quite minimal I like a bit more concealer around my face. To set my under eyes, I use the Ben Nye Luxury Powder with my damp beauty blender, I don't apply powder as I want my face to look fresh and glowy.

ben nye powder, morphe brushes, mac blush, minimal glowy summer look


For my eyebrows, I opt for the Anatasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Promade in Ebony and set around my eyebrows with a bit of the loose powder just because I feel like it reduces any unnecessary oils around my T-Zone. For the eyes, I like to use brown, gold shadows all over my lid with a bright white inner corner colour. To coat my lashes, I like to use the Clinique High Impact Mascara for long lengthening eyelashes. Now, for the fun part....For highlighter, I use the Real Techniques Contour Brush to apply highlight on the tops of my cheekbones. Then using a fan brush, I apply a bit more as well as on the tip on my nose and cupid's bow. If I feel like I want to blind people with my highlight, I spray my brush with MAC Studio Fix Plus and add more highlighter. To finish off the whole look, I add a little gloss to my lips.

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Home Workout Videos

Monday, 11 July 2016

The Best Home Workout Videos, Nike,

Not everyone likes to go to the gym, not everyone wants to go the gym or even has time to go to the
gym but luckily there are many videos on YouTube that can show you how to do workout routines at home free of charge! Before joining the gym, I use to do this videos below nearly every single day but now that I have joined the gym I do still continue to incorporate the routines into my own gym routine.




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July Sales Round - Up

Monday, 4 July 2016


One of my favourite parts of the year, the sales. Despite the fact that my wallet hates it, I love it so much. The one thing that I don't like about the sales period is never knowing what websites are on sale, sometimes I spend a lot of money in one store and then go to another store and have no money left but I want a few clothing items. So, for today's post I thought I'd share with you many of the sales and discount codes that are happening at the moment!




Wow, that's a lot of sales on at the moment. Hope this helped a lot of you, if you know of any sales do mention it in the comments below.

Will you be spending this July?



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