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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Blog Everyday in June Day Ten


Hello and welcome to Day 10 of blog everyday in June and theme today is to share five beauty secrets.

Now I am the first to admit that when it comes to beauty and make up I am far from an expert in these matters but I do have some tips!!

1. Moisturiser
So we all know that moisturiser is good for our skin but what I didn't realise until a few years ago is that it is recommended to not apply your foundation too soon after putting on your moisturiser. I have now developed a routine in the morning which means I clean and moisturise my face and then dry and straighten my hair before applying my foundation.

2. Primer
OK so for years I thought primer was something you put on underneath paint I had no idea such a thing existed for your face! I came across the  fabulous Nspa Instant Blur Primer when it came in a goody bag from a blogging event last year and I was sold!! It makes my skin feel all silky smooth and make up then glides on. It took me ages before I discovered it was sold in ASDA so when the one I had ran out I dashed out and got me some more!!!

3. Purple Shampoo
I have been dyeing my hair blonde for quite some time now (I am naturally blonde but it has started to go darker as I have gotten older) but I have always suffered with brassiness in my hair. I can't remember how I discovered it but I found Bleach London Purple Shampoo to be my saviour. It really does take a lot of the yellow tones out and makes my hair whiter. There is also a Touch of Silver which is a more budget friendly option and you can pick it up quite cheaply in Home Bargains.


4. Lip Liner
I had steered clear of lip liner for many years, I think I was still scarred from the Jodie Marsh trend of dark lip liner and light lipstick but I have been persuaded to try it! The lovely Leah from Leah XL mentioned it was a good way to get lipstick to last, so I tried a cheap one from MUA and wore it under a similar colour lipstick and it did indeed give me a longer lasting lip colour!

5. Budget make up
I would be lying if I said I didn't drool over things like the Urban Decay Naked Palettes but too often they are out of my price range. With brands like Make Up Revolution and MUA (especially their Luxe Range) I don't think there has ever been a better time to try more budget friendly brands. When I was younger some of the budget brands were truly awful so I often felt forced to spend more money but there so many affordable dupes on the market now I no longer feel the need to spend what I can't afford. I think I now own more make up than I have ever done so before due to the availability of good affordable cosmetics!

What are your beauty secrets?






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