Everyday Makeup Routine

Beauty

As a dedicated makeup hoarder and lover I had to include my current make up look which I have been wearing near enough everyday for work. I will be doing a more festive version soon with red lips and a lot more shimmer so stay tuned for one…

To begin with I primer my face using the Silicone Primer by The Ordinary, this is my second tube of this and has become my favourite primer without a doubt! Whilst my primer is sinking in I like to do my mascara, the mascara I have been loving is the Push Up by Bourjois which was sent to my to try out by Influenster. This mascara is so good at building up volume and creating full dark lashes which really make a statement.

Next up is foundation, of course I have been using Mac Studio Fix as I know this one lasts all day. Once that is all blended in using an oval brush from My Makeup Brush Set (which was very kindly sent to me to try out) I apply a small amount of Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer under my eyes using the concealer brush from My Make Up Brush Collection.

I then apply some of the Tanya Burr Cosmetics contour stick in the shade dark on my cheeks and on my forehead.

To set my concealer and foundation I used Rimmel Stay matte which keeps my makeup in place all day and doesn’t look greasy or shiny.

I have then been loving using the Steven Klein palette by Nars, I use a mixture of Laguna and Paloma bronzers to create a really nice shade to add definition and shade to my cheeks and forehead.

I then use the blush shade Dolce Vita from the same palette. As for my highlight I have been obsessed with Glossier Haloscope in the shade Quartz, I apply this on my cheek bones, Cupid’s box and the arch of my eye brows. This creates such a gorgeous natural glow which lasts all day and really makes my make up pop!

Finally to finish up, eye brows. I have been using the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Selfie Sculpt brow pencil to create definition followed by Glossier Boy Brow to set them in place.

Do you use any of these products daily? What are your favourites?

Victoria xx

November Favourites

Beauty

Happy DECEMBER!

Blogmas day 1 is here! I am going to publishing a blogpost daily between now and the big day, today’s blogpost is about everything I have been loving in November…

Essence Candle

First up is this huge candle by Essence, picked this up from B&M Bargains for only £3.99 which is super cheap for a candle that big, it really reminds me of the Bath and Body Works ones, which I can’t get a hold off! It actually smells really strong which you wouldn’t expect for a candle that cheap, it makes my room smell so autumnal!

What’s In It For Me?

This scrub has to make it into my favourites purely because of the smell, if you read my blogpost last month about it then you’ll will already know how much I love this!

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

At first I was a little unsure about this Cleanser, but my skin has been so good recently and I think it could be down to this Cleanser! It just feels so refreshing and gentle on my skin yet it can remove all my make up! I like to do a double cleanse with it just to make sure all my make up is off. I will definitely be repurchasing another bottle of this!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Nail Polish glitters & gold

This is such a beautiful golden glitter perfect for the festive season, I have been wearing it none stop over the past month on top of burgundy, nude and multiple other colours.

Bourjois Push Up Mascara

I have only just received this mascara in my Bourjois Influenster Box but I have been wearing it constantly! It makes my lashes so dark and Voluminous and makes my lash line really defined!

Glossier Haloscope in Quartz

This was another Glossier item I was a little unsure off when it first arrived but OMG I cannot go a day without it! I apply this on top of all my other make up and it literally makes up face so glowy! I am obsessed!

Glossier Boy Brow

This has been non stop on my eye brows, I initially tried it on its own and it looks great and really makes your brows look full but natural. But I also like applying it to set my brow pencil.

My Makeup Brush Set

I was lucky enough to be sent a whole set of oval make up brushes to test out. So far I have only used the foundation and concealer brush as I was a little unsure about using the others with powder products. The foundation brush is really soft and does a great job at apply foundation without making it look cakey.

Co Lab Dry Shampoo

I’m back to to my old favourite, Co Lab dry shampoo in the scent Tropical. I love these dry shampoos as they don’t leave white marks in your hair, I always used to forget that I had sprayed them in and walk out with grey hair, but that doesn’t happen with these ones!

Did you see any of your favourites here?

Victoria xx

What’s in my make up bag | week 1

Beauty

Starting this week I have decided to do a blogpost dedicated to my make up that I’ve worn the week before hand and share my thoughts on the products.

Base

My go to primer for many weeks has been from The Ordinary. I love The Ordinary products so I was intrigued to see how this Primer works compared to my other go to’s. As you can see I am nearly at the end of this tube, but have no fear, I have two more back ups! I love the way this Primer feels, it really reminds me of the Benefit Porefessional but way cheaper! 

I have not switched up my foundation in ages, and to be honest I don’t really want to! I’ve found a good primer and foundation and they work well for me, so why change? I use the shade NC15 in Mac Studio Fix Fluid during the winter months when I’m not tanned and it’s the perfect match! 

As for under eye concealer my go to the past week has been Rimmel Wake Me Up. This is really hydrating and brightening and I need waking up as we still have another week to go until October half term! 

Cream Contour has been my go to favourite thing to do, I just love adding extra colour and shoe back into my face. My go to the past week has been from Seventeen, you can see it’s well loved (I have a back up, don’t worry!). 

Powders

I always set my face using Rimmel Stay Matte but I never include that in my routines as it’s not very interesting. For my bronzer and blush I have been using the Steven Klein Palette from Nars. The bronzer is in the shade Laguna and the blush is in the shade Dolce Vita. These are really warm shades and perfect for fall. And for highlight I’ve been using Champagne Sorbet by Tanya Burr Cosmetics as it gives a really natural golden glow. 

Eyes & Brows

For mascara I have been using the one and only Loreal Paradise Exatic Mascara which is the best mascara I own! It is so easy to use and build up volume and length without going clumpy! 

And finally for my brows I really love using powders as I find them much easier to work with and they create a more natural look. My chosen one for last week was from the ELF Brow kit in the shade medium. I then set my brows with Loreal Brow Plumper, I’ve used a few brows over the past few weeks but this is the only one which actually keeps my brows groomed!

Come back next week for the second part of what’s I my make up bag! 

Victoria xx  

Autumnal eye shadow picks 

Beauty

Today is all the perfect autumnal eye shadows, a couple of these were new purchases this autumn but the majority are old ones. So here are my go to shades/palettes for the autumn months.

First up I have chosen four individual eye shadows, the two smaller ones are from Colourpop. These are in the shades LALA and Game Face, these two of my favourite all time shadows and tend to be my go to for traveling as their really small and easy to pack. 

The next two are from MUA Cosmetics in the shades Copper and Bronze, these are the cheapest eye shadows I own but they are still really good quality so you can even tell! 

The MUA Cosmetics Rusted Wonders palette is the perfect shimmer palette for autumn. The red has been my most worn shade so far, but these are all so pigmented and really easy to blend! Considering this was £3.50 I don’t think you can go wrong with it! 

The beautiful MAC Burgundy X 9 palette which is a couple of years old now, I havnt really got much wear out of this as it is very seasonal. That being said I will put it in my make up bag so I can remind myself to use it more! 

The top two are the Colourpop shadows (top Game Face bottom LALA). These two are my most worn pretty much all year but they are perfect for autumn, they are really long wearing I find it’s best to apply them with my finger so I get the most out the colour. 

The bottom two are by MUA Cosmetics (top bronze bottom copper). Out of these two I think I will be wearing Copper the most as it is as really rich warm coppery shade and incredibly pigmented considering how cheap these were!

The top four are from the MAC palette and the bottom four are from the MUA Cosmetics palette. Considering the huge difference in price I would say the quality of the shadows is near enough the same, although I think I will get more wear out of the MUA palette as they are perfect lid shades! 

What are your favourite shadows for autumn? 

Victoria xx 

What’s in my travel make up bag | 1 night in Geneva 

Beauty

In October half term I am heading to Geneva for 1 night to see the sites and explore, so I thought I would share with you what I’m planning on packing in my make up bag. 

For my base I am taking Benefit Porefessional Primer as I know this works amazingly well with the Mac Studio Fix foundation. These two together are really long lasting and still look exactly the same at the end of the day. Concealer wise I am taking the Bourjois Radiance Reveal because this gives great coverage and is also really brightening. Then too add some definition to my face I will be using the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Contour Stick in the shade dark as this gives a really natural contoured look. 

To bronze my face I will be using Hoola by Benefit follows by a Nip + Fab blush and the shade Champagne Sorbet from Tanya Burr Cosmetics to highlight. 

My absolute go to mascara at the minute is Loreal Paradise Exactic, it’s so quick and easy to use and build up volume and length that it makes it perfect to use when your short on time. For my eye shadow I wanted to create a really autumnal look so I’ve picked out an eye shadow from MUA Cosmetics in the shade Copper, this is a really pigmented copper shade and I will be using this over my lid. In my crease I will using the shade Soft Truffle from Tanya Burr Cosmetics palette Birthday Suit to build up the intensity. 

And finally for my brows I have chosen the brow kit from ElF, I have really been loving using powders so this one is perfect. And then to set my brows I will be using Loreal Brow Sculpt. 


And ofcourse no makeup bag is complete without lipstick, or many lipsticks! I may only be going away 2 days but I do like to have options! To keep my lips soft and hydrated I’m taking the Tanya Burr Cosmetics lip balm in Blackberry Coulis. As this has a tint aswell it’s really easy to just add on the go and not worry about the application. I then have packed two Mac lipsticks, the first shade is Amourous and the second is Russian Red. And the beautiful deep berry lipstick from Nars is in the shade Charlotte, this is the lipstick I plan on wearing the most! And then when I don’t want a dark or bright lip I have packed Tanya Burr Cosmetics Martha Moo liquid lipstick which is a nudey pink shade and is really long lansting. 

Fall Makeup Routine 

Beauty

Today’s post is all about my fall makeup routine that I have been doing for the past couple of weeks. 

My fall makeup routine starts off with my favourite primer from The Ordinary, I just love the way this feels on my skin and how long it makes my make up last! For my foundation I have gone a shade lighter so I’m now in the shade NC15 which is a perfect match. I then conceal under my eyes using the Rimmel Wale Me Up Concealer. This is brightening and so it’s perfect for those dull autumn days. And then to add a bit of colour into my face and some shape I use the cream bronzer from Seventeen. I use this on my forehead and on my cheeks. 

On my cheeks I have been using Nars Laguna Bronzer which adds the slightest bit of shimmer to brighten your face up followed by the blush Dolce Vita which is a deeper toned blush perfect for autumn days. Finally on my cheeks I have been using a dusting of the Peonies Please from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. This is super pigmented and so you only need one swipe along your cheek bones. 

On my eye lashes I have been using Loreal Lash Superstar which is a double ended Mascara so you can build up loads of volume and length. 

As for the eyes, I wanted something really autumnal and bold so I picked the red shimmer shade from the MUA Cosmetics palette. It’s really pigmented, long lasting and looks great on! I then used a Colour Pop shadow in the shade Cornelius in the outer corner to blend it all together. 

And for my brows I have been loving using the powder from the Elf Brow kit, it’s the perfect shade for me (medium) and it’s really easy to work with to create natural look brows. Then of course I set using Loreal Brow Plumper. 

Finally, lips! To add a little bit of colour I like to use the Blackberry Coulis lip balm from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. And then to add even more colour the shade Amourous by Mac is a great shade for autumn! 

What’s your go to make up for autumn? 

Victoria 

Autumn Lip Picks 

Beauty

Welcome back, today’s post is all about my autumn lip picks! I have gone throw my collection and picked out the lipsticks which I think scream fall! 

I have picked out a real variety from the typical dark berries to the dark nudes. 

The three lipsticks across the top are pretty much my staples for autumn time. On the left is Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria, this is a less typical fall shade, but is very ideal for wearing to work as it’s still a dark nudey brown. In the middle is the prettiest shade, Charlotte by Nars! I need to wear this a lot more this year as it’s such a gorgeous dark plumy red shade perfect for adding a pop of autumn to your make up. And on the right is another work autumnal shade, Pink Cocoa from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. 

I have picked out two Colour Pop shades, on the left is Saturday and in the middle is Avenue. I really love the shades of these, but I don’t get along very well when wearing them, they flake off half my lips and look awful! Please let me know if there is a way to make these stay put, because I have so many and can’t use them! I then have two Mac lipsticks in the shades Whirl and Amourous. Whirl is definitely the more typical brown woodland shade where as Amourous has a hint of purple and berry shades. I have then also picked out a Mac liquid lipstick in the shade High Drama, this screams autumn and is the perfect dark lip! I also really love he formula of the Mac liquid lipsticks as they last for so long! 

I have also picked out a Revlon Liquid Lip Colour in the shade Addiction, this is really creamy and longlasting. And finally I have two soft matte lip creams from NYX, these are in the shades Transylvania and Copenhagen. To be honest I won’t be getting much wear out of these as they are really old and dried up but I can’t bring myself to get rid of them! 

After wiring this post I’ve realised how many autumnal lipsticks I need to start wearing! I’m sure I will pack quite a few of them to take away with me on my next holiday! 

Victoria xx 

Top 10 under £10

Beauty

NYC Bronzer Sunny 

This was probably one of the first bronzers I ever bought, this is the most perfect bronzing shade its quite a light warm shade which makes it perfect for us pale girls out here.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Contour Stick 

This is a new staple to my collection, I ummed and ahhed about buying it because I’m not a big contour person, but I actually use it as a cream bronzer. The shade I chose was dark/medium because I like my bronzer to be seen. That being said I think the light shade would be too light for me!

Maybelline Colossal Mascara 

The colossal mascara is my newest mascara purchase and I’m obsessed! It creates really black long defined lashes.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer 

If you have not tried this concealer out, then where have you been. I bought this on a whim after seeing Zoella rave about it and boy, is it good! I use this to cover any spots on my face, I use this under my foundation to get extra coverage and it works amazingly!

MUA Burning Embers Eye Shadow Palette

This eyeshadow palette from MUA is a staple for me, it has every colour you could need and  they are really good quality shadows considering the palette was only £8.

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation 

This foundation is my dupe for MAC Studio Fix Fluid, I wear this when I am not wearing my make up for long but I still want a flawless matte look. It has a really nice consistency which is mousse like and blends really easy so it doesn’t look cakey.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder 

I think everyone has tried this powder at some point in their life, for me it has been my go to setting powder since I was 15. It just works wonders at keeping your face matte and in place throughout the day!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lipstick Wild Safari 

Tanya Burr Cosmetics has become my favourite drugstore brand over the summer, everything that she releases is just flawless! The lipstick that i was obsessed with the past few months is in the shade Wild Safari, it is a bright orange red matte lipstick in beautiful YSL inspired packaging.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Highlighter Warm Bronze 

I bought this highlighter and when it arrived I thought it was too dark, however while I was on holiday I wore it so much. I didn’t stop wearing it when i got home, it just adds a beautiful bronze glow to your face and doesn’t look to over powering.

Nivea Post Shave Balm 

And finally, the biggest discovery for me to date, the Nivea Post Shave balm as a primer. I was pretty late on the bandwagon, i was really sceptical about how could this be better than the ones i had already. But it was, it works so well at making your foundation last, it doesn’t go patchy throughout the day like some primers do.

What are your favourite make up products under £10, let me know in the comments.

Victoria xx

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Contour Stick 

Beauty

The new Tanya Bure collection has been out for a while now, and initially when it came out I bought the 3 highlighter powders as I didn’t think I would like the contour stick. However when I saw it in action I knew that this would replace my old cream bronzer which I have hit pan on. 

Obviously it’s the gold sleek packaging which sold me aswell, which is why I have a huge TB collection! But the quality is always really good!

I chose the shade medium/dark as I have just got back from my holiday so I though for the next month I would get more use out of this one. However, I think this one would work for me all year round as it blends really well and as you can see from the swatch it isn’t over dark and pigmented. 

The only downside of the contour stick is, you really don’t get much product. If your like me and like to contour your forehead everyday then your going to through this quite quick. But that being said it was only £6.99 so realistically your getting what you paid for! 

Over all I think it is a beautiful product which will definelty be photographed a lot for my Instagram and used daily! 

Have you tried it? What are your opinions? 

Victoria xx  

New in: Beauty / Superdrug Haul

Beauty

Superdrug is my go to website for buying all my make up, it’s even better when it’s 3 for 2 making everything you bought justifiable, right? With the summer quickly drawing to the end I was decided I would pick up some every autumnal inspired bits, and now I’m so ready for autumn!

I finally got around to buying one of the new Tanya Burr Cosmetics lip balms, I opted for the shade Blackberry Coulis simply because it screamed autumn! Plus this smells amazing too! 

I thought I would try this little conceal and correct palette from the Insta Rimmel Range as I loved the look of it and heard so many good things out it. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer is my go to so I’m hoping these will be just as good. 

I then picked up some autumnal eye shadows, 2 were individual shades from MUA in the shades copper and bronze and I also bought the Rusted Wonders palette from MUA as it looks so beautiful. 


I picked up two Miss Sport nail polishes in the shades I have no idea because there are no shades actually on them! The pink one is a dusty rose, and the other one is a blue toned grey. I then also picked up a Barry M Molten Metal in the shade Copper Mine, this one is my favourite and I think this will totally be perfect for autumn and winter! 

I then picked up the brand new liquid highlighter from Makeup Revolution in the shade Luminous Gold. 

And finally the most talked about mascara of the summer, Paradise Exactic from Loreal! 

So there you have it, a few more bits added to my collection! 

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these or if their on your wish list.

Victoria xx 

Make Up I’m Currently Loving

Beauty

Today is all about the make up I have been loving recently! 

For primer I have been obsessively using the Nivea Postshave Balm whilst I am at home (as it’s so heavy it’s not great for travelling). I really love how this is a skincare product but double acts as a primer, on an everyday basis this is the only primer which actually keeps my make up in tip top condition. On top of the primer one of my favourite foundations is MAC Studio Fix Fluid, when I first bought this I didn’t think the shade was for me, but now it’s summer it’s the perfect shade. I love how full coverage this is yet it doesn’t get cakey. But as it’s the summer I have been tanning and my little saviour has been The Body Shop foundation drops which make your foundation darker. These have been great, because it has meant I don’t need my favourite foundation in a variety of shades. Next is my favourite cream bronzer, as you can see this one from Seventeen is well loved as I have used it daily for the past couple of months! This creates a really nice natural sunkissed effect when I apply it to my forehead. On the days where I have been having skin nightmares, the Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer comes into play. This is a really thick creamy Concealer that I apple before my foundation so I can maximise the results!

On my cheeks I have been loving using Benefit Galifornia as it’s the perfect coral pink for the summer and looks really natural (plus it smells amazing!). For my bronzer I have been using Soap & Glory Solar Power as this is a cool toned bronzer which isn’t too over powering and looks really natural. And lastly on my cheeks my go to highlighter at the moment, the shade Warm Bronze from Tanya Burr Cosmetics! This is the perfect bronze shimmer for when you want that sunkissed tanned look! 

For mascara I have been loving two and these are my most recent purchases, the double ended Loreal Superstar creates really thick defined black lashes and the Maybelline Collossal creates lots of volume. I do sometimes wear these two together as the Maybelline one can thin out any clumps of the Loreal one. I recently became obsessed with the Tanya Burr Contour Stick in the shade medium/dark, this is now my back up for when I run out of the Seventeen Bronzer as it creates the same effect. For highlighters I have been loving two mini samples from Benefit, I have been wearing them near enough daily for the past two months. Benefit High Beam and Watts Up. High beam is definelty a lot more pigmented and intense and really adds a little sometimhing extra to your make up. For concealer under my eyes I have been using the Bourjois Radiance Reveal, this is super hydrating and brightening and looks ever better when you have a tan! And my second favourite primer is Benefit Porefessional, this is my go to when I’m travelling as it’s a lot smaller and easier to pack. This also works really well the Studio Fix foundation from MAC. And last but not least, YSL Rouge Couture 201 lipstick, this shade just screams summer to me! It’s a beautiful red Matte perfect for long summer nights and days out in the sun! 

So there you have it, my favourite makeup at the moment! What are you favourites for the summer? 

Victoria xx 

Summer Capsule Make Up 

Beauty

So I’ve been seeing a lot of blog posts and videos about capsule wardrobes, but one that really stood out it me was a video by The Anna Edit and her Capsule Make Up picks. So I have decided to do a blog post dedicated to my capsule make up picks every season! And first up are my summer picks. These are pretty much my go to staples that I have been obsessed with over the summer months.

For my base I have been loving Benefit Porefessional Primer, that being said, I save it for special occasions so it’s not an everyday primer for me. For my foundation I have the same rule, only on special occasions and days when I need my make up to stay on for hours. 

For concealer I have been loving the Bourjois Radiance Reveal as it’s really creamy and high coverage but it’s still light weight and doesn’t cake up and look thick. 

To add some shape to my face I have been loving the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Contour Stick in medium/dark. This gives me the perfect tanned looking forehead.

My go to bronzer/contour product at the minute is Hoola by Benefit, this is the perfect shade for me right now with a tan. I’m not sure if this is going to work all year round, so I’ll have to wait to find out. 

The Hour Glass Ambient Lighting Edit palette is perfect for travelling as it contains a setting powder, blusher, bronzer and highlight which is really convenient and compact. 

On my brows I like to use a pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills as this gives a really natural brow look. 

As for mascara I have been wanting really defined black lashes so using the Loreal Superstar mascara helps do this, as it’s double ended it builds up volume and really defines the lashes. 

My go to concealer for covering up pesky spots is Rimmel Lasting Finish, this is a really thick creamy high covereahe formula, I use this under my foundation to get rid of most the redness and then again on top of need. 

Rimmel Stay Matte, this is my go to powder, he only one I have ever used. It really does keep your make up looking matte and in place all day long, plus it’s only £3.99! 

Picking an eyeshadow palette was hard, but I decided to go for one of my newer ones. The Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar by Too Faced. All the shades in here are wearable and work really well together so it’s easy to create multiple looks. 

As for lips, how could the majority not be a Red of some sort! 

On the left is Bear Hug by Tanya Burr Cosmetics, this is a matte nude, it looks really good with a tan and is a really nice subtle shade for when you don’t want a bold in your face shade. 

Next is another Tanya Burr Cosmetics shade this time in a gorgeous bold orange, Wild Safari. This again is matte, and is just so lovely on a hot summers day! 

The next is a liquid lipstick from Mac in the shade Fashion Legacy, this is my most worn lipstick of the summer as it’s long lasting so I don’t have to top it up all the time or worry about it ending up all over my face. 

And lastly is my little YSL beauty in the shade 201,  this is a beautiful matte red perfect for the summer. 

So there is my capsule make up collection, 15 items which are staples. Can you pick just 15 items out of your collection to create a capsule collection? 

Victoria xx