June Favourites

Hi lovely! Got a wee favourites post for ya today, as we are now at the start of July, where has the year gone?! So i thought i would do a wee monthly favourites for ya. Share with you, my gorgeous reader, what you could perhaps try out…

Think I’ll do a different kind of favourites this month, may as well do a wee chatty-post. So i’ll talk to you just about lots of different things i have enjoyed in June. So, BEGIN::

Came home from uni at the start of June, so really enjoyed being back at home (Northern Ireland); the weather, the accent, seeing my friends again and things along the line of that. Music i’ve been loving last month has been

Overwhelming: Jon Bellion

Hands to myself: Selena Gomez

Slow Hands: Niall Horan

Strip that down: Liam Payne

Alllll of Lorde’s new album Melodrama

I’ve been enjoying having a bullet journal this month especially as it’s just a handy thing to have all of your info together in one place. I might do a post about this in the future, if not though and you’re interested, google/youtube it, lots of info on it. So easy to make and is good just to get your mind all in one place.

Now let’s talk about MAKEUP:

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So, an ongoing favourite of mine is maybelline’s colour tattoo, creamy matte formula in creme de rose. This is the perfect base for all eyeshadow. My eyeshadow creases without fail when i’m not wearing primers/some kind of base. As well as this though, there are loads of brands that my shadow would still crease with. I don’t have this problem at all when i use creme de rose. This is the perfect neutral base also. As my skin is naturally pink-toned this blends in perfectly. (There is a yellow-toned matte colour tattoo also, if you are more yellow-toned). This is so creamy and blends in so easily, i like to use my finger for this. I would then set this base with a bit of powder/neutral shadow and then proceed with whichever look i want. Absolutely amazing and very long lasting, think i bought this over a year ago now and am yet to hit pan. Absolutely love this.

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Next is a newbie to my collection, E101 BURNT, from Makeup Obsession. I love this shadow for a range of different things. I like to put this in my crease to make a look a lot more bold/warm toned. I like to put it in the muddle of my lid to add colour/depth. For only £2 this shadow is an absolute steal! Should also mention that the pigmentation is perfect and it doesn’t have a lot of fall out either.

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Technic’s Get Gorgeous highlighting powder I can’t not mention this one (again). I use this everyday. I don’t like the OTT highlighter, personally, and this is the perfect powder for a gorgeous natural glow. It’s got a slight pink-tone, but really just adds a naturalish shimmer to wherever you apply. I’ve found that i actually like this being applied with my fingers then blending it out with a powder brush.

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The Body Shop’s Honey Bronzer in Light has found its way back in my makeup bag this summer! I bought this about 2 years ago and each summer that passes i find myself falling back in love with it. This is warm toned, so deffo not to be used as a contour, but it is just light enough to look normal on pale skin! It is such a creamy powder which blends in soooo nicely. Pretty sure this comes in about 3 shades and is about £11. Deffo worth it for the quality.

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So a bit of a story with this product! My (gorgeous, wonderful lovely, thoughtful etc etc etc) boyfriend was in work and sold someone a magazine and then saw that the magazine came with 2 pencils from a brand called ‘Rodial‘. Then saw at the top of the magazine that you would be saving like £27 by getting the magazine. (Rodial is a v high-end brand who knew). So anyway, the wee pet gave me a message and was like ‘would u like this’ and seeing the saving at the top of the magazine i presumed the brand must be v v good and was like ‘yes pls’. So anyway, end of story time. This is the creamiest eyeliner i have ever used. It’s branded as a ‘Smokey eye pen‘. I’ve used this for both a smokey eye and just standard eyeliner. Sooo easy to blend out into a smokey eye; i like to apply a teeny bit to my lower lash line and then blend it out to be more soft. It is sooo easy to work with and i just love it. The other pencil that came with this magazine was a nude lipliner, which is also gorj, will deffo do a post with these 2 products in action in the near future.

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A dupe that i bought like 3 years ago, high lights, from technic has found its way back into my makeup bag. I like to use this when applying my foundation. Basically I pour a little bit into the foundation and mix it on the back of my hand. It just adds a nice natural glow and makes your skin look nice and fresh. (Much prefer this kind of look than the horrible glitter than i end up with on my face when using the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation!!)

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Chit Chat’s black Gel eyeliner is a cheapie, but a goodie. It doesn’t have the best pigmentation, so i do 2 coats, but i’ve found that once it has set it doesn’t move about on the eyes! (A problem which i’ve experienced with many other gel liners) Then the Freedom brow pomade i’ve used a lot in June. Keeps my brows coloured all day and is easy enough to use. I might buy in a lighter shade though, this is a bit dark for moi.

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This Concealer by the brand m (???) in the shade light 2 is perfect for sculpting le brows. Not sure where you can buy this (I bought from a private makeup shop in Belfast), but if you can find it i deffo recommend it. It is sooo pigmented and is really q waxy, so need warm hands to blend out, but it gives such a natural highlight-effect to your face.

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Lastly, Maybelline’s Big Eyes Mascara is again a fave of mine. I’ve repurchased this mascara twice now (something which i rarelyyyy do). This gives my upper lashes soo much volume and length, while the bottom half gives my bottom lashes a bit of definition. Absolutely gorgeous and deffo worth a try.

 

Not really sure what else i can classify as a ‘favourite’ for the month of June. Hope you’re having a lovely start to your summer! Definitely keep your eyes open for another post i have planned (within the next week) Going to show you my Holiday Makeup Bag!

So thanks for reading this wee favourites post, hope you enjoyed.

Steph xx

 

 

 

 

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What do you think?

So I enjoy doing series’ on this because I often am absolutely clueless about what to write about! There’s the monthly favourites each month, but then what? To make your blog memorable and unique it’s best to have your own way of doing things. Some beauty bloggers do ‘weekly roundups’, some do different kinds of hauls and the list goes on!

But then what about all the other bloggers?! They post poems, stories and just fill you in on what they’ve been doing day-to-day! I would at some stage maybe like to do a little bit about my life and what my hobbies are, what I do in my spare time… maybe even a little bit about my past and even what I hope to do in the future?!

So what different series’ have I done?

Well i’ve done the my top 5, which I think many people enjoyed! I’ve done a few tutorials and different ‘looks of the day’ also.

What am I thinking of doing?

Well, for the typical beauty part of my blog, I’m thinking of doing whole collections: Lipglosses, eyeshadows etc. I would be showing the different products that I have gotten over the years and what I think of them/ if i’d recommend them etc. Maybe more looks, what I do with different products – like 5 looks using the maybelline colour tattoo shadows.

But i’ve been considering doing the more lifestyle posts too, things including the likes of:

  • fashion
  • hairstyles
  • recipes
  • art
  • music
  • teenage-related-ramblings
  • books
  • photography
  • school

I have so many stories to tell, things that you might enjoy reading too! I completely understand if it’s more just the beauty-related posts that you’re interested in, after all, that is what i’ve been doing for the past year. So I will continue to do my beauty blogging, but maybe keep an eye out for the wider range of topics that I will be doing in the near future!

If you have any suggestions about what you would like to read from me, I would be really grateful to hear them! Whether this be about beauty, life or just completely random, I’m dying to hear what you would want to read!! 🙂

Look out for my changes! I hope to hear from you, thanks for reading this rambley post! And here’s a little sample of what my photography posts may look like!:

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Stephanie x

30 day challenge

Day 11;

Put your ipod on shuffle and write 10 songs that come up

1. Rocky Balboa – Scouting for girls

2 Hot ‘N cold – Katy Perry

3 Bad day – Darwin Deez

4 Bleed into your mind – The All American Rejects

5 All to myself – Marianas trench

6 Girls – Marina and the Diamonds

7 Back to me – The all American Rejects

8 Here it goes again – OK GO

9 Buzzcut Season – Lorde

10 Vertigo – Marianas trench

Day 12

Bullet your whole day;

  • Wake up at like 5:50 
  • Go back to sleep
  • Wake up at like 9:00
  • Try to sleep again, if i can’t, get up
  • Get some books out to do revision
  • Watch desperate housewives
  • Make lunch
  • Go out for a walk
  • Have dinner
  • Watch tv
  • SLEEP.

Day 13

Somewhere you’d like to move/visit

I’d love to visit Italy and America. Love to go shopping in America… But, (for now) I’m happy in N.I 🙂

 

Day 14

Your earliest memory

I really really have no idea aw. :L 

30 Day Challenge

-Missed quite a few, so i’ll do them now 🙂

Day Six, write 30 interesting facts about yourself

Well i’m not sure if i can get 30, but let’s give it a shot…

1I can touch my nose with my tongue,2My natural hair colour is a gingery brown, 3 i used to do archery and won several northern ireland/uk championships,4 i’m northern irish 5Im doing my GCSEs in school  ‎6, i’m 17 in July 7,I have a boyfriend 8i play piano 9My bestfriend lives in Scotland, 10I have a pet dog 11My pet dog is ginger too haha 12I have 13 ear piercings 14 I’ve gone from being really poor health to good health 15My favourite number is four, 1‎6I love the All American Rejects 17, I love Marianas Trench 18I’m stopping at 20, this is too difficult haha 19My favourite colour is green 20 I love the Harry Potter books

Day 7, your zodiac sign and do you think it matches your personality?

Well I’m a cancer and i don’t really know much about zodiac signs, so i couldn’t tell yaaa

Day 8, A day you felt most satisfied with life

Wow, okay I have a few

When I stuck up for myself to this horrid girl 

When I stuck up for myself to this horrid guy 

Sitting happy with my boyfriend 

When I got let out of hospital after a bad car accident 

Day 9, how you hope your future will be like

Like anyone else, I hope my future is bright and happy. 🙂 

 

~Stephanie