GRWM – An Everyday Grunge Makeup Look

Hi, my beauty’s, hope all is well can you believe it’s nearly December which means we can start talking about the C word. No, not that C word I mean Christmas. Are you prepared for Christmas or are you like me leave it all to the last minute? Today’s post is all about my favourite go-to makeup look on the days when I can be bothered to make a bit of effort and wear something a bit more than concealer (that doesn’t even cover the bags anymore 😩) and some mascara.

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List of Products

Base Products

Eye Products

Lips

The Brushes

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The Base

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  • First of all, I prepped my skin following my skincare routine which you can read here.
  • I then applied a couple of pumps of the Rimmel Lasting Finish with Comfort Serum Foundation in 201 Classic Beige and buffed into my face and neck using the MORPHE M439 Buffing Brush.

GRWM - An Everyday Makeup Look face palettes

  • I then applied the lightest shade of concealer from the Revolution Protection Palette using my finger (as it warms up the cream making it easier to apply and blend), to my eyelid and under the eyes in a triangle, down the centre of my nose and on my chin.
  • I then set this using a damp beauty blender and the powder from the Revolution Protection Pallete.
  • I then contour my face using the Benefit Hoola Bronzing stick, I apply this in the hollows of my cheeks, and on my forehead, I then buff this into my skin with circular motions using the real techniques contour brush. I then do the same with the contour powder from the Revolution Protection Pallet to set the cream contour.
  • I then applied blush from the Revolution ultra Blush Sugar & Spice Palette to the apple of my cheeks using the No7 blush. I have to be careful when applying this blusher as it is highly pigmented and you can end up looking like coco the clown, so I tend to dust the brush off on the back of my hand before applying.
  • Finally, I apply all the 3 powder highlighters from the Sleek Solstice palette using a fan brush to my cheekbones, browbone, Cupid’s bow and bridge of the nose.

The Eyes

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  • First I applied the burgundy shade from the Barry M Fall In Love Pallete to the crease of my eyelids using an angled eyeshadow brush and buffed it In.
  • Secondly, I applied the Darkest shade from the same palette using the Real Techniques accent brush to the crease, outer corners and to line the outer lower lash line. I then buffed it in using the Real Techniques deluxe crease brush.
  • I then used the same colour that I used as blush and using my finger I applied this to my eyelid.
  • I then lined my upper and lower lash lines using the Marc Jacobs Highliner.
  • I then lined my upper eyelid and give it a slight wing using the NYX Epic Ink Liner.
  • Finally, I applied a coat of the Barry M’s Feature length Mascara to my upper and bottom eyelashes.

GRWM - A Everyday Grunge Makeup Look

The Lips

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  • First of all, I line my lips with the Model Co’s lip enhancer Illusion lip liner. it’s a nude colour so literally goes with any lipstick shade even the vampy ones.
  • I then applied the Rimmel Kate Lipstick shade In 30 its a burgundy shade and compliments the pink of the eyeshadow.

and voila the finished product!!

Thanks For Reading

Nicolle 💋

OOTD – How To Style Leopard Print Part 1

Hi, my beauty’s hope all is well. I love leopard Print and love to wear it. However, I know for most people this trend and the thought of wearing it fills them with dread as they don’t want to look like the Iconic but sadly bad dressed Kat Slater. In this post, I will share with you my Five tips on how to wear this trend without channelling your inner Kat Slater (unless you want to of course). Stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon.

Kat Slater (leopard print)

OOTD

Outfit Details

  • Leopard Print Midi Wrap Dress – Primark
  • Black Faux Fur Collar Leather Jacket – New Look
  • Mustard Bell Sleeve Jumper – Primark
  • Black Embroidered Ankle Boots – Primark
  • Black Embroidered Hand Bag – Dune
  • Black Bowler Hat – H&M

For more of my outfits featuring leopard print click here & here.

1. Leopard Print + Denim = Killer Outfit.

Take any outfit from drab to fab by following this essential combo. Team a leopard shirt/top together with denim shorts or skirt in summer and wear with denim jeans in the cooler months.

Get The Look

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Boohoo Leopard Print Shirt

2. Leopard Print Accessories Will Make Any Outfit Pop.

Is your outfit feeling like its missing that certain Jen Ne Sais Quois? just add leopard print accessories to really make your outfit pop. As leopard print is a neutral it literally goes with anything and adds that extra edge. if you’re not brave enough to wear head to toe leopard print by adding leopard accessories be it in the form of a belt. sunglasses, scarf or headwear it’s the easiest way to wear this year’s biggest trend and incorporate into your wardrobe.

Get The Look

  1. Stradivarius Leopard Print Faux Fur Bag 2. ASOS Design Leopard Print Headscarf 3. PLT Leopard Print Baker Boy Hat

3. Leopard Print Shoes/Boots are the easiest way to wear leopard print.

One of the easiest ways to wear this biggest trend is to invest in leopard footwear be in the form of loafers, ballet pumps, heels or boots. these shoes look great when paired with the majority of outfits.

Get The Look

  1. RAID Leopard Print Patent Shoes 2. ASOS Design Leopard Print Loafers 3. New Look Heeled Sandals 

4. Avoid Wearing Bodycon leopard print.

The main way to avoid the Kat Slater look is to avoid wearing anything Tight fitting and instead choose to wear loose-fitting garments with feminine details. The easiest way to wear is to invest in a flowing wrap dress, a slip skirt or a slip dress.

Get The Look

1. Glamorous Pleated Midi Skirt In Leopard Print 2. New Look Leopard Print Tea Dress

5. Wear with Monochrome or Add a Pop of Bold colour.

Adding leopard print to an otherwise monochromatic outfit will really make the leopard print pop in form of accessories. Leopard print also looks great when paired with bolder colours like mustards, reds.

Thanks for Reading 

Nicolle 💋

OOTD – Look Into My Eyes 🔮 (An Halloween inspired Look)

Hi, my beauty’s hope all is well? Today’s outfit is inspired by all things Halloween. Every year I look forward to this time of year, the nights getting longer, the weather getting colder. It means one thing Halloween, bonfire night and Christmas are just around the corner. With Halloween less than a week away, here’s a quick costume inspired by a mystic fortune teller. I love Halloween here are some of the reasons why ;

  • Sweets and Chocolate – I mean I’m a little piggy and scoff sweets and chocolate all year round but at Halloween, it’s acceptable to eat as much sweet and chocolate as you want, what’s not to love?
  • Experiment with bold beauty looks. – I mean when else can you walk around as a fortune teller or skeleton. Go bold or go home.
  • Play fancy dress – I love Halloween for this reason I mean who loved playing fancy dress as a child well on Halloween you still can. Every day is like fancy dress for me but it’s one day of the year I can be extra as fuck without being judged.
  • Halloween films such as Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, and Lost Boys.
  • The supernatural – I love anything to do with the supernatural and have been obsessed with the paranormal since being young. Do you believe in ghosts? I do and have a fair few ghost stories maybe I’ll share one day.
  • Trick or Treating – I loved going trick or treating as a kid and have great memories. This year will be Ava’s first trick or treating I can’t wait but I think she might be too scared.

Outfit

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Outfit details

  • Black lace-up Maxi dress With Split – Missguided (similar here)
  • Black fur poncho cape – market stall (similar here)
  • Black wedge studded boots – boohoo (similar here)
  • Black velvet turban with fur detail – vintage (similar here)
  • Silver hoop earrings – Primark
  • Ring assortment – Primark

Makeup

I was inspired by this pin from Pinterest and this video on YouTube by the Talented Nicole Guerriero.

Thanks For Reading

Nicolle