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RECOMMENDED-My Top 5 beauty items of the moment!

24 Oct

Hey girlies!!

How are you all?? i’ve been feeling a bit blah recently and one thing that always makes me feel better is make-up! lol wow that sounds shallow!? but honestly when nothing else is doing the trick (not even the chocolate) make-up makes me feel better. i think make up can make any girl feel a million dollars and it can be so much fun! 😀 don’t be scared of it, if something goes wrong just wipe it off and try again!

here are my top 5 fave products of the moment:-

  1.  Shu Umera eyelash curlers – most of you will have heard of them. they’re pretty expensive but i’ve had mine for years and they still work just as well as the day i bought them. they make your eyelashes look longer and your eyes look more wide awake. i use them even when im not wearing make up. would definately recommend you invest in them! i even think its great for guys! they’re my best beauty buy!
  2. Body Shop Lip Butter – if you know me you’ll know my obsession with lip stuff! at any given moment i will have at least 6 different lip products in my handbag! be it lipstick, lip gloss or lip balm! i have a huge range of lip balms but the one i couldn’t live without is the Body Shop lip butter. my lips get super dry especially with the strange weather we’ve been having. i like to slather it on before i sleep or use it to remove dry skin by rubbing it with a cotton bud or after ive exfoliated my lips using it to soothe and moisturise them and even when they’re feeling chapped. i love how it melts on your lips and doesn’t feel too waxy or too sticky. and the best thing is it tastes yummy! 😀
  3. Sleek Contour kit – this literally changed the way i do my make-up. i learnt ahow to sculpt and contour on my beauty course but i never used the method on myself. I had always highlighted but never contoured. i thought it was just for occasions and probably because the colours i had werent the most natural or flattering for my skin tone. and as i’m naturally have tanned colour skin, i don’t want to look  bronzed on a daily basis, unless its summer or i’m on holiday! but the contour kit doesn’t make it look as though im any darker, it just puts shadows where i want them. the colour blends so well and on those days when im feeling fat faced and needing an extra boost its fabulous! it literally erases double chins and gives you that sucked in cheeks look that makes your cheekbones pop! and best of all its affordable! (if you’d like me to do a post on contouring and highlighting let me know)
  4. Sleek Eyeshadow palette – my favourite is ‘avoir le peche’ – we all know sleek palettes are pretty amazing (minus the fallout!) but this palette is my fave! i bought it quite a few months back and i don’t know if it’s still available anywhere. they have some fab ones out at the moment and the shades are all available in different palettes! i love the ash brown for my eyebrows. i never used to fill my eyebrows as ive always naturally had pretty full brows. but this eyeshadow fills them without altering the colour. it looks really natural and ever since ive been using it, i’ve had so many compliments on my eyebrows! i also love all the orange/peach/pink/coral tones in it. they got used loads in spring/summer and i even used them on my cheeks as blusher!
  5. Mac 266 brush – it was the first Mac brush i ever bought (a long time ago) and it was a great investment! ive used it nearly every time i’ve done my eyeliner.  i used to be rubbish at doing eyeliner but with this brush it feels like it does most the work for you! however, if you like a very thin line then this isn’t the brush for you. Having good quality make-up brushes is more important than having good quality make-up. with make-up even cheaper brands do great quality products in lots of colours and textures. but if the brush isn’t right you’re not going to get the finish you’re going for.  they don’t have to be mac or even that expensive. i got some great quality brushes recently from Costco! they’re not as good as Mac obviously but they’re still fab, they’re by a brand called Borghese and suuper cheap. Sigma also do great make-up bushes, nearly as good as Mac but less expensive so if you’re looking to invest and don’t want to spend as much, id definately go for sigma. just google them for stockists.

hope that helps you girls! 🙂 let me know if there’s anything you’d recommend for me??

take care..

ifi.. x

p.s. who went on the 50% off ASOS yesterday?? i did and what a disappointment! none of the dresses i liked had gone on the sale and there was only 90 party dresses! had a feeling it was too good to be true 😦 but oh well..