My Everyday Make-Up

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I love seeing what people slap on their face everyday, although I’m pretty sure that most people know that they are doing (unlike me). I don’t know if what make-up I use on a daily basis is a lot but I need it in an attempt to not scare the commuters on my way into work.

BASE

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

I fell head over heels in love with this foundation and it has become my every day base – what an expensive love? I love the coverage of this, and I was matched to Mont Blanc :)

SEVENTEEN Instant Glow Skin Wow Tan

This gives me such a lovely glow, it’s subtle but really nice. I use my stippling brush all over my face and for £5.99 you can’t go wrong. Reviewed here.

MAC Blot Powder 

I have been using this for well over a year now and it lasts ages, I have repurchased this twice, maybe three times. I am the shade medium and it’s amazing at setting my make-up and making sure I’m not shiny! It’s pretty pricey for a powder but it’s definitely my holy grail!

MAC Melba Blusher

My daily blusher is this MAC offering as it gives a lovely coral colour, that isn’t too in your face! I’ve had this for ages now and looking at it you wouldn’t think any had been used (apart from the mess I’ve made of the packaging)!

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish

I know everyone loves this in Soft and Gentle but I couldn’t get my hands on it so settled for Lightscapade. I really like this but would probably settle for something warmer next time.

EYES

NYC Liquid Eyeliner

I spotted this in Poundland a while back, used it, fell in love and went back for three more. I’ve even got my sister using it! It’s the only eyeliner I’ve found that lasts all day without fading or tranfering. If you can get your hands on this, do it!

Guerlain Maxi Lash

A SurelyChar inspired purchase that I love her for. This mascara is the single best mascara I have ever used – it’s a bit pricey but I’m going to make sure I pick it up in Duty Free!

Estee Lauder Magnascope Mascara

I always use two mascaras regardless of how good they are, I add a layer of this and I’m good to go!

BROWS

MAC Rhi Rhi Veluxe Brow Liner

This was a Cosmetic Company purchase and I love it! It’s the perfect colour for my brows.

Maybelline Brow Drama

I use this to set before the MAC Brow Liner as it tames my brows and adds some colour – it’s so cheap and definitely my holy grail.

Little Mix By Collection Clear Mascara

I recently started using a clear mascara to set my brows and it’s the best thing I’ve done! My unruly brows stay in place perfectly thanks to this!

LIPS

I don’t usually wear a lipstick every day – mainly because I can’t be bothered at work. Above I have Mac Rebel on which is one of my favourite lipsticks for A/W!

What are your holy grail make-up items?

BETHXFOOTER

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Outfit: Green Parka

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I spotted this coat on ASOS whilst putting together some wish lists, it was reduced to £29 from £75. I was in the market for a new parka as my M&S one had seen better days, so I ordered it. It has the softest lining ever and I love it. My heeled Chelsea boots are making an appearance quite a lot at the minute, they’re gorgeous and actually really comfy for something with a heel! They’re from Primark and I was so happy when I snapped them up! I’ve just gone for jeans from Warehouae and a patterned white top from New Look. I really like this top but it’s a little seethrough so I wear a black vest top underneath. My necklace is an eBay purchase and cost me just £1. It isn’t the best quality, but for £1 I can’t complain!

This coat is definitely my essential for A/W – what’s yours?

BETHXFOOTER

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Outfit: Winter Ready

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I can’t bloody wait until Winter and I’ve already filled my wardrobe with a few essentials! This jumper was £14 from Primark and so similar to one in Topshop which was around £40. It has beading along the neckline which is really pretty :) I’ve worn this to work a couple of times and its so cosy! This blue coat is my favourite as are my heeled chelsea boots, they’re also from Primark. Primark is amazing at the min, definitely recommend popping in for coats and boots. I now work 10 minutes away from their Manchester store and find myself having a browse on my lunch! Jeans are New Look, where I get most of my jeans from as they’re half the price of Topshop and last longer.

What are your A.W essentials?

BETHXFOOTER

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Pia Jewellery Hope Bangle

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When it comes to jewellery I usually stick to statement necklaces but I was drawn to the engraving on this sterling silver Hope Bangle*. I think ‘Choose hope and every things possible’ is a lovely saying and perfect for this bangle.

It came in a gorgeous Pia pink box and they advise the bangle is kept inside when you aren’t wearing it, to ensure it doesn’t get damaged. Usually, I’d ignore this but it costs £55 so definitely something you’d want to look after. I love the look of the box and it will fit neatly in my drawer.  When I ordered this I wasn’t sure it would fit but you simply push the ends together to ensure its a nicer fit, or pull them apart slightly if it’s too small. I think I’ll be saving this for special occasions as I’d hate to loose it on my commute to work.

The quality is lovely and they have a huge range of gorgeous bracelets. I have my eye on another engraved bangle, this time this one which says ‘live life with no regrets.’ I think it’s lovely to have something to pick you up and remind you that you can do it, when you are having a bad day – and a bangle is perfect for this. I also think these would make lovely gifts and I know one of my best friends would love this!

What do you make of this? 

BETHXFOOTER

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*This has been sent for my consideration – all views are my own :)

Top 3 Red Lipsticks

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I love a good red lip regardless of the occasion so I thought I’d dedicate a post to my three favourites.

First up is Mac Diva which was one of my first Mac lipstick purchases. Its a gorgeous deep red and I am drawn to it in the colder months.

Next is one of the Revlon Colorstay Matte Balms in the shade Standout. This is my favourite for everyday as it doesn’t budge all day, even after eating my own body weight in food. It’s amazing for the price and one I always have in my handbag!

Lastly is my luxury lipstick, the YSL rouge volupte shine lipstick. This is in the shade 4 and perfect for special occasions. I struggled to decide between this and a Chanel lipstick I have but I love the smell of this and how moisturising it is on the lips. It smells amazing and I adore the packaging. Definitely a great lipstick if you are wanting to treat yourself!

What is your favourite red lipstick?

BETHXFOOTER

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Seventeen Instant Glow Skin Wow Tan

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I bought Seventeen Instant Glow Skin Wow Tan on a whim a few weeks a go, mainly because I wanted to spend my points on things I hadn’t tried before. It’s £5.99 from Boots which I think is a good price considering the size of the tube. I first tried using this as a contour, but didn’t see much difference so I put a fair bit (as above) onto a stippling brush and blend it as if I was contouring, and then apply it to my whole face. I find that this is quite subtle which I like as I don’t seem to  be able to add too much to my face. It has a slight shimmer to it, which you probably can’t see in the photo above, why I’ve even added it nobody knows aha. The texture is pretty similar to a liquid foundation which has taken some getting used to as I’ve always been used to using a powder bronzer, but now I’m converted!

I’d definitely recommend this if you are looking to add a bit of colour to your face but don’t want to pay a lot. This is going to last ages which for the price is happy days.

What do you think of this?

BETHXFOOTER

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New Look to Launch Make-Up Line

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New Look have announced that they’re releasing their own make-up line. I’m weirdly excited.

I’m not usually one to jump on make-up lines , I’m quite happy to fritter between brands for certain things. I’ve tried bits from Topshop’s collection but thought it was pretty average for the price.

Later this month New Look will release their 100 piece make-up range ‘Pure Colour,’ a name that I don’t think is too bad, I can live with it. It will be available in 120 store and if your local doesn’t stock it you can get it online. The only downside to online is that you can’t go and have a good old  swatch before purchase.

But, the range is for girls on a budget, so if you don’t mind gambling on a £1.99 eye liner you’ll have no worries ordering online. Price wise it ranges from £1.99 – £4.99 and will include pretty much everything. Powders and foundation will be the pricier items, as will mascaras of which they have FOUR different ones – so fancy. I’m most looking forward to seeing the lipsticks as I’m partial to a nice lippy!

Price wise, I think it’s great for young teens wanting to experiment and are bored of the classic Natural Collection and Collection (it happens I’m sure). I find that cheaper ranges always have some gems, I’m talking the much loved Collection Concealer, am I getting my hopes up if I’m holding out for a new holy grail?

Will you be trying out a few pieces?

BETHXFOOTER

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eBay Statement Necklaces

I love a good statement necklace but cringe at the price of them in Zara. They are beautiful, but I get bored easily so usually opt to spend around £5 in Primark instead. However, last month I took to eBay to check out their offerings and see whether they were any good.

You can pay what you want, they have ones for 99p, right up to well in the £100’s! I bought a few and now they’ve all arrived I thought I’d show y’all what you can get for a couple of ££ off eBay. These were from China and took around 2 weeks to arrive, which doesn’t bother me as I wasn’t in a rush for them and didn’t pay for postage! The quality of these isn’t brilliant but I’m enjoying experimenting with different styles of necklaces, if I decide I adore one, I might end up buying a better quality version from the likes of Zara. But for fast fashion, you can’t complain for under £2!

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Green and Gold Necklace - £1.59 // Floral Black Necklace – £1.60 // Crystal Multi Colour Necklace – £1.99 //Green and Black Necklace – £1.58 // Black Necklace – £1

Would you give these a go?

BETHXFOOTER

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Coleen Rooney’s New Collection For Very

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I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of WAGs, but I love Coleen Rooney. Yes, she’s married to a Footballer and she wouldn’t have had the opportunity to collaborate with brands like she has, but she is a great designer. From Ladies clothes and jewellery, to Childrens bedding and make-up, I love seeing what she comes up with. You never see her falling out of a nightclub wearing almost nothing like a lot of other WAGs. She is a business woman in her own right and I have so much respect for her.

As usual the new collection consists of classic cuts and prints, and pieces you can transition from a day at work, to a night on the town. I think Very can be a little expensive, but I don’t think it’s much more expensive that Topshop and the pieces are beautiful.  The collection is feminine and is designed to enhance and not hide curves. It includes my personal favourite, skater dresses which I know suit my figure (and most peoples!), as well as a gorgeous baby blue cable knit jumper that WILL be mine at pay day! You can view the collection here.

What do you think of the collection?

BETHXFOOTER

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