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I've been planning something beauty related on this little corner of the internet for a while, and after tidying up my (small but reliable) make up collection a little and falling into a comfy face cleansing routine (check me out) I finally feel happy to share it all with you! Don't get me wrong- I am still a real make up novice, but with the help of Youtube (and genuinely taking notes while watching videos- not proud) I'm getting there, so please bare with me- and enjoy... IMG_4929p Skin care
Until about 6 months ago, my idea of a face cleansing routine was reaching for my Boots-on-offer-wipes and giving my face a once over. Done. Finito. Before you considering banishing me to skincare jail- this is fortunately, no more (unless I'm really really sleepy). For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive the Foamingly Clean facial wash and Total Moisture moisturiser from the amazing Benefit range and I haven't looked back. The wash literally makes my skin squeaky clean (I usually finish my eyes with some Simple eye make up remover) and the moisturiser makes my face soft as a baby's bottom- and apparently incredibly shiny- which I'm guessing is a good thing. Additionally I've started using Estee Lauder's Advanced Eye Repair- which officially allows me to spend all night surfing the web/cutting some shapes/reading under the covers without anyone knowing (dark circles be gone). I also use this Palmer's body butter for some post-bath pampering/general care, which is again pretty lovely.
11111 It's Pamper Time
I can't lie. I'm poor at pampering. Forget cucumber eyes, whale music and bubble baths which look like something from a film- I usually end up falling asleep. My idea of pampering is a quick pink bath and hopping into my pjs. Pretty much everything from Lush is perfect for a quick luxury and natural fix, and I particularly love this Think Pink one (although I believe this one was an Easter exclusive, the yellow version is still available online here).
0000 Perfume: Fresh as a daisy
Ever since realising Impluse sprays probably don't constitute as an appropriate substitute for perfume, I've been wearing Marc Jacobs' Daisy. Or anything by him for a matter of fact. Having a pretty strong collection of Daisy bottles (yup, they are just a few of my collection), Dot, Lola and Eau So Fresh next to my bed- I'm pretty sure this classes as a signature fragrance- and I love it (and the bottles, obviously).
IMG_4980p Brushes: Painting it on
It's only recently that I've started using brushes for foundation application. The last time I'd used a paintbrush this seriously was during my A Level art, or in primary school with the huge blobbing brush. However, the Real Techniques brushes are something else (really Liv? Late to the party are we?) At the moment I use the Stippling brush, Blush brush and Foundation brush and all have made such a difference to my application, and my skin looks a little perkier for it.
IMG_4974p Gettin' Lippy
Although my lip collection is slightly ridiculous (how many shades of red does one really need?) the amount of use they all get is probably justified. My big Chanel 'purchase' in Paris- was in fact this lipstick (it was the only thing in budget) and it really is, wonderful (despite the shop assistant telling me 'it's not quite applied like that' when I tried to demonstrate). The above lipsticks are my absolute go-to's and include; Kate Moss for Rimmel Shade 107, Chanel Rouge Allure Passion, Kate Moss for Rimmel Shade 01, Rimmel Moisture Renew and Topshop Mischief (but I love most of their red ones, as I'm not sure this is still available).
IMG_4995p Nailin' It
When I have the time and know I won't be moving for at least an hour, I like to give my nails a bit of a 'do. These sets of two are the pairs I usually go to for some pretty swish effects and know will probably last longer than a couple of days. My top picks are Essie in Midnight Cami (with Topshop's Dark Knight on top), Barry M's Red Glitter Polish with the Red Gelly Nail Paint and for nudes Estee Lauder's Ballerina Pink and Nudite.
IMG_5020p Ace of face
Unlie most girls, I have one make up look. This is the same when I'm working from home, in meetings all day, going out to THE party of the year (still waiting on that invite) or on a date night. It's boring- but for me it's fail safe. Saying that I've recently branched out to the world of the smokey eye- which has proved successful, so maybe this is the start of some crazy make up endeavors. Anyway- the things I use when I'm not being a make up maverick are; Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer (which is so moisturising), Estee Lauder Double Wear (give me the palest you got), Frat Boy by The Balm, Supercat Liquid Liner by Soap and Glory, No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil, Lord & Berry kohl liner and whichever mascara is handy (at present this is Volume Millions Lashes and Telescopic Lashes).

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IMG_5006p
I've been planning something beauty related on this little corner of the internet for a while, and after tidying up my (small but reliable) make up collection a little and falling into a comfy face cleansing routine (check me out) I finally feel happy to share it all with you! Don't get me wrong- I am still a real make up novice, but with the help of Youtube (and genuinely taking notes while watching videos- not proud) I'm getting there, so please bare with me- and enjoy... IMG_4929p Skin care
Until about 6 months ago, my idea of a face cleansing routine was reaching for my Boots-on-offer-wipes and giving my face a once over. Done. Finito. Before you considering banishing me to skincare jail- this is fortunately, no more (unless I'm really really sleepy). For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive the Foamingly Clean facial wash and Total Moisture moisturiser from the amazing Benefit range and I haven't looked back. The wash literally makes my skin squeaky clean (I usually finish my eyes with some Simple eye make up remover) and the moisturiser makes my face soft as a baby's bottom- and apparently incredibly shiny- which I'm guessing is a good thing. Additionally I've started using Estee Lauder's Advanced Eye Repair- which officially allows me to spend all night surfing the web/cutting some shapes/reading under the covers without anyone knowing (dark circles be gone). I also use this Palmer's body butter for some post-bath pampering/general care, which is again pretty lovely.
11111 It's Pamper Time
I can't lie. I'm poor at pampering. Forget cucumber eyes, whale music and bubble baths which look like something from a film- I usually end up falling asleep. My idea of pampering is a quick pink bath and hopping into my pjs. Pretty much everything from Lush is perfect for a quick luxury and natural fix, and I particularly love this Think Pink one (although I believe this one was an Easter exclusive, the yellow version is still available online here).
0000 Perfume: Fresh as a daisy
Ever since realising Impluse sprays probably don't constitute as an appropriate substitute for perfume, I've been wearing Marc Jacobs' Daisy. Or anything by him for a matter of fact. Having a pretty strong collection of Daisy bottles (yup, they are just a few of my collection), Dot, Lola and Eau So Fresh next to my bed- I'm pretty sure this classes as a signature fragrance- and I love it (and the bottles, obviously).
IMG_4980p Brushes: Painting it on
It's only recently that I've started using brushes for foundation application. The last time I'd used a paintbrush this seriously was during my A Level art, or in primary school with the huge blobbing brush. However, the Real Techniques brushes are something else (really Liv? Late to the party are we?) At the moment I use the Stippling brush, Blush brush and Foundation brush and all have made such a difference to my application, and my skin looks a little perkier for it.
IMG_4974p Gettin' Lippy
Although my lip collection is slightly ridiculous (how many shades of red does one really need?) the amount of use they all get is probably justified. My big Chanel 'purchase' in Paris- was in fact this lipstick (it was the only thing in budget) and it really is, wonderful (despite the shop assistant telling me 'it's not quite applied like that' when I tried to demonstrate). The above lipsticks are my absolute go-to's and include; Kate Moss for Rimmel Shade 107, Chanel Rouge Allure Passion, Kate Moss for Rimmel Shade 01, Rimmel Moisture Renew and Topshop Mischief (but I love most of their red ones, as I'm not sure this is still available).
IMG_4995p Nailin' It
When I have the time and know I won't be moving for at least an hour, I like to give my nails a bit of a 'do. These sets of two are the pairs I usually go to for some pretty swish effects and know will probably last longer than a couple of days. My top picks are Essie in Midnight Cami (with Topshop's Dark Knight on top), Barry M's Red Glitter Polish with the Red Gelly Nail Paint and for nudes Estee Lauder's Ballerina Pink and Nudite.
IMG_5020p Ace of face
Unlie most girls, I have one make up look. This is the same when I'm working from home, in meetings all day, going out to THE party of the year (still waiting on that invite) or on a date night. It's boring- but for me it's fail safe. Saying that I've recently branched out to the world of the smokey eye- which has proved successful, so maybe this is the start of some crazy make up endeavors. Anyway- the things I use when I'm not being a make up maverick are; Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer (which is so moisturising), Estee Lauder Double Wear (give me the palest you got), Frat Boy by The Balm, Supercat Liquid Liner by Soap and Glory, No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil, Lord & Berry kohl liner and whichever mascara is handy (at present this is Volume Millions Lashes and Telescopic Lashes).

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42 comments:

  1. I need the stippling brush; it is amazing! I recently bought the expert face brush- which i reviewed on my blog! I also have supercat and million lashes- they are phenomenal:)

    please check out my blog if you have the time :)
    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I love my stippling brush for my cream blushers :) nice to see someone else who has 'one look' I thought I was the only other stickler in the blogosphere x Lisette Loves x

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  3. Great post! You have some great essentials in your collection!


    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  4. Great post. I adore Benefit skincare and especially that total moisture, moisturiser!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  5. im loving this beauty post so far!!! nice things and pictures, im dying for marc jacobs parfum!
    xxx

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  6. Great post, I am totally the same though, I only really have one make-up look! The most experimental I go is a different lip colour!xx

    gottoloveee.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I loved this little beauty round-up post! x

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  8. Hmmm maybe I should take some more care of my skin as well... I never though it'd really make a difference!
    xoxo Appie | jusde-pomme.blogspot.com

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  9. ooo you should definitely do more of these :) love the Barry M polishes and I did not know that Benefit did skincare....one learns something new every day!
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  10. Ooh I like this! More beauty posts please! :-)

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  11. Fab post Liv! I have had a few beauty posts floating about on my computer and now you've given me motivation to finish it! My little sister loves Daisy - I think my signature scent is Vera Wang's princess but I'm always looking for a new signature scent. All those red lippies look great too, you always look flawless so I've loved this little peek into your make up/beauty!

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  12. This is a great post! I may have to try out a few products, namely the benefit skincare xxx

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  13. Loved this post, the Chanel lipstick is gorgeous!

    And Katie / Beauty & Lifestyle x

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  14. so glad you've done a beauty post! your make-up always looks so flawless so it's great to see which products you use! x

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. love that perfume
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  16. this is so beautiful! love the gorgeous make up products
    kw, ladies in navy
    jewelry giveaway!

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  17. I loved reading this! Do more!!

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  18. That's a good collection of Daisy bottles you've got there! I'm a massive Marc Jacobs perfume fan as well and have got Daisy, Eau so Fresh and Dot all on the go at once right now.

    Lucy x The New Northerner

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  19. So nice to see a beauty post :) I'm a total beauty perve so I love seeing what other people use. The benefit skincare packaging is super cute and I'm insanely jealous of your daisy collection! Its €95 here in Malta so I just can't bring myself to buy it, but its sooo pretty! xx
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  20. Oooh wow I love this post! I really like all the Essie nail polishes :)
    Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  21. I love my benefit facial wash! It makes my skin so soft and radiant =) and the lush bombs? perfect for when anyone needs to unwind in the bath! lovely post!

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog

    Xx

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  22. Lovely post! Love all your Daisy bottles haha. I haven't tried Daisy but I absolutely love Lola, it is one of my favourites. I also love Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf and Naughty Alice by Vivienne Westwood! xo

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  23. Love love this post! Please do one on your beehive!

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  24. Love Love Loved this post! :) xxx

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  25. This is such a great post! Loving all the red lipsticks, gorgeous colours :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
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  26. I love this post :)
    I am obsessed with make-up and buy too much of it! But loreal volume million lashes is one of my favourite mascaras and double wear is such a great foundation, it gives amazing coverage!

    Alice ♥ alicekatex.blogspot.com

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  27. Enjoyed this nosy peak into your lovely beauty routine very much :)

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  28. This is such a fantastic post, thanks for giving so much detail. I was nodding my head throughout too as I definitely am late to the party with so much of this (eg. definitely guilty of thinking make-up wipes = skin care routine) but I discovered the Benefit skincare range when I was killing time before a brow appointment and haven't looked back. The exfoliator is so fine that my skin is literally gleaming with clean afterwards!
    I also agree about the discover of make up brushes. I guess it makes sense that the less you tough your face with your fingers the better, but I don't know why it took me so long to twig on.
    I'll be favouriting this and coming back for more tips post-pay day!

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  29. great read! i still want to try the double wear

    yukluistyle

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  30. I LOVE your photography skills! they are great! & lovely post!
    Hamida X

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  31. So many of my favourite products, love the Barry M Gellys and Marc Jacobs perfumes are gorgeous:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  32. I've been using the Benefit Moisturiser too and I can't rave about it enough! Always been interested to know what beauty products you use :) x

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  33. i love soap and glory's supercat liner! xxx

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  34. I love how you keep your perfume bottles! My dad thinks I'm mad for keeping mine... But they are just too pretty to throw! lovely post! xx

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  35. I love how you keep your perfume bottles! My dad thinks I'm mad for keeping mine... But they are just too pretty to throw! lovely post! xx

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  36. Really enjoyed reading this, I always love being nosey at the beauty products people use :D Love the soap and glory eyeliner :) I really want to try the rimmel primer, keep seeing it popping up everywhere!
    Love Holly x

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  37. You have an amazing collection of Daisy perfume! They are so pretty (:

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Loving the beauty post Olivia, I am desperate to invest in a Marc Jacobs fragrance, they all smell so nice and the bottles are so pretty, so they look lovely by your bedside or on your dressing table! Yet to try anything from Lush but I hear so much great feedback on their bath bombs!


    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  39. Absolutely LOVED this post, Olivia! The photos are superb and you have excellent taste. And WOWZA my jaw dropped at the number of Marc Jacobs perfumes you've gone through. I've been sniffing Daisy Eau So Fresh and am just dying to have a bottle of that.

    http://jemaroons.blogspot.ca

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  40. your photos are gorgeous! love love love.

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  41. Cool post! Very jealous of your Marc Jacobs collection, the bottles are so pretty xoxo

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  42. Love this post! I don't have a bath so I can't usually pamper myself that way but I'm soon gonna stay at a hotel that has one and you gave me the perfect idea to go to Lush to buy something and make the most out of the situation :)
    great photos!
    xx
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse.net

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