At the end of last year, I never did a blog post reflecting on my year as although there were a few changes that happened, it was all a bit of a blur and went so quickly. I’ve been thinking about this year so far now we are in March (which is crazy enough) and I’ve decided that I’m going to start a sort of series on here every few months documenting any key events/moments in a roundup that I’ve been keeping note of so I can properly look back and remember when it hits New Year the things that I couldn’t last year. Behind the images, I live a pretty normal life so I’m going to warn you that what I’m about to discuss might not be the most exciting or if anyone will be even interested but we’ll see how it goes…
As soon as Imogen’s (also known as Imogenation on Youtube) collection with Lottie London was revealed, I knew it was right up my street. The 8 piece ‘Ultra Glow‘ collection recently launched on both ASOS and Lottie London’s website. On the day of the launch I managed to bag these two beauties on the Lottie London website after they sold out on ASOS. Everything in the collection looks stunning but I restricted myself for now to the Ultra Glow Metallic Créme Eyeshadow in ‘Storytime‘ (£4.95) and the Ultra Glow Gloss’ed Lip Oil in ‘Bee‘ (also £4.95).
I was recently in need of a new brow pomade so after having a browse in Boots for any new products on the market, I noticed Maybelline has added some new products to their ‘tattoo brow’ range, including a pomade. As you may know, I have been using the Revolution Pro pomade (£6) for some time however it does tend to dry up fairly quickly. After some deliberating, I decided to get the Maybelline Tattoo Brow Pomade and part with £9.99. As a comparison this is also the same price as the L’Oreal Brow Artist pomade. Not everyone is born with well-shaped, and naturally defined brows including myself so anything that does the job and makes that step in my routine easier is a winner for me. Judging by the before and after on the box, it looks promising.
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Early this morning, another very exciting Topshop order arrived containing my picks for this month as being a part of Topshop’s community of brand fans. (which I still can’t believe!) I couldn’t wait to try the products out before doing my makeup today, shoot some photos of them and share with you my thoughts, similar to the post I did last month! All of these products are cruelty free and aren’t too expensive which I feel is important as a student myself.
I have put the term ‘flawless’ in inverted commas as my skin is definitely not that, but I’ve recently discovered some tips and tricks that I have been incorporating into my base routine inspired by Beyonce’s makeup artist that are helping me to still achieve a more natural look with no creasing, whilst still using full coverage products. As we know, I am no expert but I thought I’d share what I’ve been doing lately using Sir John’s techniques who is a professional that is working for me. If you have any further tips to share I’d love to know!