Beauty Roundup of the Month #12

I’m back with yet another beauty roundup of the month. I actually don’t have a whole lot to share this month so I wasn’t sure whether to do one or not but in the end I thought I may as well do one and hopefully you all enjoy what I have to share anyway. Next months one should be a lot more exciting as I’m currently on holiday and I probably bought a lot in duty free and will probably buy more on the way back. Be sure to let me know what you’ve been loving thought March and as I said, I hope you enjoy this despite it’s length!

I’ve been really liking liquid eyeliner which is quite unusual for me. Even more unusual, winged liner. I have quite a steady hand and have always been quite good at eyeliner so it hasn’t been that which has stopped me from doing it before, it’s the fact that I thought I looked quite weird with it on. But recently I decided that I actually really like it. The liquid eyeliner I’ve been using is the L’Oréal Super Liner Black Lacquer Waterproof which is so easy to use and does not smudge or transfer – it most definitely is waterproof! Although it’s not too difficult to get off, it breaks down quite well.

I recently switched up how I apply my foundation. I’ve started applying it with my Real Techniques Multi Task Brush. I just use it to buff my foundation into my skin which I find gives a really nice even light/medium and natural coverage. Even though it just gives quite a light and natural coverage, it makes my foundation look really flawless and streak free. If you’re looking for a new foundation brush, give this a go.

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And lastly I just want to talk about one of my eyeshadows from my favorite eyeshadow palette, the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I’ve been using the shade ‘Limit’ in my crease which looks really nice alone or as a transition shade. I think I’m going to invest in a new eyeshadow palette very soon as I feel like I’ve spoken about this one way too much. I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing me talk about it, I know I’m sick of talking about it! There are a few which I’m contemplating getting:
Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette
Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette
The Balm Meet Matte Trimony Palette
Stila Matte ‘n Metal Palette
If you’ve tried any of these, please let me know what you think of them or if you have any other recommendations please let me know.

Love Sarah x

My Everyday Makeup – April 2017

I’m going to be sharing with you what my everyday makeup routine is and what products I’m loving at the moment. I did my last everyday makeup routine back in December so I thought it would be about time that I did another. I really enjoy writing this type of posts and you seem to enjoy them but let me know if you do so I know if I should do another one in the future. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy this and let me know what you’re current favorite makeup products are.

The first thing I do is apply my foundation. I use the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in ‘Light Porcelain’ which you have all heard me talk about a million times before. It gives a natural radiant finish while offering a light/medium buildable coverage. To buff this into my skin I’ve been using the Real Techniques Multi Task Brush which I find distributes the product evenly giving the most natural coverage which is what I want for day to day wear. The concealer I use is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in ‘Ivory’ which I don’t feel like anyone really talks about anymore, but it’s a great concealer for under the eyes as it is really lightweight and overs a light/medium coverage. Next I prime my eyes using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in ‘Eden’ which I think is a really important step as it ensures that your eyeshadow will last all day without creasing or smudging. I set my eyelids and under eye area using the lighter powder from the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit in ‘Medium.’ Then I set the rest of my face using my favorite powder ever, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in ‘Peach Glow.’ It is only £4 and it works so well. I apply this using my Real Techniques Powder Brush.

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Next I fill in my eyebrows using the L’Oréal Brow Artist Genius Kit in ‘Light/Medium.’ I love the brow products from L’Oréal as they are cool toned and ashy. If you want to see my full opinions on this product, check out my review. I use the wax to define and shape my brows before filling them in with the powder. I then use my Benefit Hoola Bronzer to contour and bronze my face. If you want to know more information about this product, check out my review. It’s the perfect shade for both bronzing and contouring as it’s not too cool and ashy but it’s not to warm and red either. I use the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush to contour my jawline, cheekbones and nose. I then use the Real Techniques Multi Task Brush to bronze my forehead and neck. Then for one of my favorite parts of my makeup routine, I use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in ‘Moonstone’ to highlight my face. I apply it to the tops of my cheekbones, the tip of my nose, my cupids bow, on my brow bone and in my inner corners. It is the most beautiful colour and it’s so finely milled – deffinetly worth the money! If you want to know more about it, check out my review.

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My eyeshadow is slightly different everyday but I thought I’d share with you two of my current favorite looks. So, look number one. I blend some of my Benefit Hoola Bronzer which is my contour/bronzer shade into the crease. I then take my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette and put the shade ‘Trick’ all over the eyelid. For the second look, I take the same palette and put the shade ‘Limit’ in the crease as a transition shade and then also blend the shade ‘Nooner’ into the crease too to deepen it a bit. I also take the same shade under my eye. I add a little bit of the shade ‘Dust’ on the eye to add some shimmer. I use my all time favorite mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in ‘Black.’ To see my thoughts on this and why I love it so much, check out my review.

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I use a different lip product almost every single day depending on what look I’m going for and what eyeshadow I’ve used etc. so I’m just going to share my two current favorites. But before I do, I want to mention that the lip liner I always use is the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner. It’s the perfect shade for any nude/pale pink lipstick. I’ve rekindled my love for my first ever MAC lipstick. It is the MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in ‘Crème Cup.’ It is a pale blue toned pink which for me, is really easy to wear and is the perfect spring colour – it goes perfectly with the second eyeshadow look I mentioned. To see my full opinions check out my MAC lipstick collection where I talk about this. The second lipstick I’ve been loving is my most recently purchased MAC lipstick which is the MAC Satin Lipstick in ‘Viva Glam II.’ It’s a gorgeous nude colour which isn’t too brown and isn’t too pink – it’s just perfect. This lipstick isn’t included in my MAC lipstick collection as I wrote it before I got this lipstick. I’ll do another one soon but I’ll definitely be buying a few more tomorrow in duty free. I also sometimes add some lipgloss over my lipsticks and if I do it’s the NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Fortune Cookie.’ These lip glosses are so affordable but have an amazing non-sticky formula.

Love Sarah x

One Lovely Blogger Award

So today I’m going a bit of a different post. I was nominated by Rachel from Sitting In The Clouds so I just want to thank her again for that! She has an amazing blog so I would encourage you all to check it out by clicking here. I hope you enjoy this slightly different post and let me know if there are any posts you’d like to see from me.

  • Each nominee must THANK the person who nominated them and link their blog in the post
  • They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image
  • Must add 7 facts about them
  • Then nominate 15 people

7 Facts About Me

  1. I am the clumsiest person you will ever meet. I have broken multiple bones and I’m constantly tripping up over nothing.
  2. I have pyrophobia, a fear of fire. It’s quite a strange thing to be scared of especially when there isn’t a reason.
  3. I’m 5’6″ which I think is a good height. Not too short, not too tall, but slightly above average.
  4. I have two siblings. An older brother and an older sister.
  5. If I have a few different foods on my plates I’ll eat them all separately. I’ll eat all of one of the things, then all of the next thing etc. My parents think it’s really weird but my brother and one of my cousins eat that way too.
  6. My star sign is Taurus and the Taurus traits describe me perfectly. Practical, ambitious, independent, loyal, lazy, stubborn, materialistic, possessive…
  7. I love being with my friends and family but I need to be by myself a lot. I get my energy from being alone which I guess isn’t the best all the time but me time is just really important for me.

My Nominees

I’m not going to nominate 15 people, I’m going to nominate five. Like Rachel who nominated me, I only want to nominate people who’s blogs I genuinely like.

Ivana from Ivana Makeup World

Molly from AK Makeup Addict

Huda from Makeup Manic

Sana from Her Shimmering Pages

Sydney from Beauty For Moi

Love Sarah x

ASOS Want List – March ’17

Today I’m doing an ASOS want list which is something I now do every season as I really enjoy sharing with you all what kind of things I’m buying without doing a haul and some of you seem to enjoy me doing these type of posts. Let me know what you’d like to see from me next and let me know if you’d like me to do another want list from another shop. I really hope you enjoy this post.

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Missguided Tropical Lace Up Sleeve Top, £25

 

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ASOS High Waisted Strech Shorts, £15

 

C

ASOS Cami Beach Top Gingham Print Co-ord, £18

 

D

ASOS Tie Waist Short with Pleats, £12

 

E

ASOS Crop Swing Vest, £6

 

F

Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Sweat With Varsity Print, £35

Love Sarah x

What I Eat In A Day #1

So today I’m doing my first post titled ‘What I Eat In A Day’ but as some of you will know, it’s not my first what I eat in a day type of post. I used to frequently write posts called ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ but now I don’t post on a Wednesday and I didn’t like the pressure of having to do them every Wednesday. I really love reading and writing these types of posts and I love watching videos like this too as I think they are so interesting and helpful as you can get great meal ideas. I’m not vegan or vegetarian but a lot of the food I eat is plant based vegan so for each meal I’ll let you know if it’s suitable for vegans etc. And me being me, I forgot to take pictures of anything I ate… Sorry! I really hope you enjoy this and let me know if you would like me to continue making these posts.

Breakfast, 07:15
I had porridge which I made with almond milk in the microwave for one minute in a 900W microwave. I added a teaspoonful of milled chia seed and a drizzle of honey. This is suitable for someone eating a plant-based.

  • Porridge oats
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Chia seeds
  • Honey

Morning Snack, 10:55
I had a Nakd Bakewell Tart bar which is 100% vegan and wheat, gluten and dairy free. The only ingredients that it contains are dates, cashew nuts, raisins and a hint of natural flavouring. This snack is suitable for vegans and contains one portion of fruit.

  • Dates
  • Cashew nuts
  • Raisins

Lunch, 13:00
I had two small slices of whole wheat seeded bread which I lightly toasted with some medium fat light cream cheese. I had some trout on it as well as cucumber. I also had one and a half carrots. This meal contains approximately one and a half portions of vegetables.

  • Whole wheat seeded bread
  • Cream cheese
  • Trout
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots

Afternoon Snack, 16:30
I had a pink lady apple. This snack contains one portion of fruit and is suitable for vegans.

  • Apple

Dinner, 17:30
I had homemade vegetable soup which was made from fresh vegetables – tomatoes, broccoli, red pepper, yellow pepper, onion. I also had a very large sweet potato. This meal contains approximately four portions of vegetables and is suitable for vegans.

  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Pepper
  • Onion
  • Sweet Potato

Evening Snack, 20:00
I had one and a half carrots, pineapple, cantaloupe melon, blackberries and strawberries. I also had a handful of protein rich cereal with two teaspoonful of natural yoghurt, a teaspoonful of milled chia seeds and a drizzle of honey. I had a large cup of decaf green tea. This snack contains approximately one and a half portions of vegetables, two portions of fruit and is suitable for vegetarians.

  • Carrots
  • Pineapple
  • Cantaloupe melon
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • High protein cereal
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Honey
  • Decaf green tea

This days’ worth of food contained four portions of fruit and seven portions of vegetables in total. I did not include water in this but I drank about 4000-5000ml (yes, I drink a lot!).

Love Sarah x

 

My Current Favorite Songs

I’m just doing a quick post today on request from a friend of mine. I’m going to be sharing with you my top five current favorite songs. I think these kind of posts are really interesting as I love knowing what other peoples favorite songs are and it’s a great way to discover music you wouldn’t have listened to otherwise. Sorry this is just a short post but let me know what your favorites songs are at the moment and I hope you enjoy this.

Car Radio – Twenty One Pilots

Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco

Side To Side – Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

New Americana – Halsey

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Love Sarah x

Fashion Haul – March ’17

Recently I’ve bought quite a lot of new clothes. Some of it is just general things that I needed and some of it is for Spring/Summer and my holiday that I’m going on soon. I thought I’d share a few of the bits that I’ve been buying as I always like too see what fashion pieces people like so I thought some of you might too and I’ve not done a fashion haul in ages. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy this and please let me know of anywhere that has nice Summer clothes – everywhere still has Winter clothes and I’m in need of more Summer pieces!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Shoes, £45
I bought these because I needed them. Worst reason for buying something – I did not need them, I wanted them. I got them in a UK 7 which is not my size but they didn’t have my size in stock so now I have pair of shoes that don’t fit me…

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H&M Black & White Short T-Shirt, £6.99
I just bought this because it looked quite cute and I convinced myself that I definitely need more tops and I definitely need more black tops because it’s definitely acceptable to have 50 black tops. I got this in an XS which fits well.

Topshop Moto Black Joni Jeans, £36
I needed a new pair of black jeans as I’d had my other pair for three years and eventually the zip broke. Topshop jeans are the best jeans ever, they are so comfy and I’d recommend them to anyone. I got the size W26L32 which fit perfectly.

Dorothy Black High Shine Trim Parka Coat, £55
Even though it’s not even Winter anymore and I won’t need to wear this for much longer (I say that, I live in the UK, I could wear this all year round) I just wanted a new coat. I got it in a UK 8 which is a good fit for a jacket.

ASOS Seersucker Stripe Beach Crop Top Co-ord Blue/White, £16
This is something that I bought for my holiday and for Summer. It’s meant to be worn at the beach over a bikini top but it’s definitely nice enough to be worn off the beach too. I got it in a UK 6 which fits well. I’ve had to link the petite version of this as the one I got seems to be completely out of stock.

Abercrombie & Fitch Black Cross Back Cami, £16
I got this because I really like wearing things like this in Spring and Summer and I thought it might be similar to my favorite one from Topshop. It’s not but I really like it and the back is really nice. I got this in the size XS and it fits perfectly but I’d rather it was oversized.

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ASOS Mix and Match Micro Triangle Bikini Top in Rib Mint, £9
I really like ASOS mix and match bikinis because you get to chose the exact style you want. I thought this bikini top because I thought it looked really cute. I do really like it and I got it in the size UK 6 and it fits perfectly.

ASOS Mix and Match Deep Band Brazilian Bikini Bottom in Rib Mint, £9
To match the bikini top I got this bikini bottom because it looked a bit different from normal bikini bottoms. I really like these and ASOS bikinis are really good quality. I got this in a UK 6 too and again, it fits well.

Love Sarah x