Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Springtime Makeup Look

 It is such a gorgeous, sunny day today and so I decided to do quite a spring-time appropriate makeup look. It is very simple but I think it is really pretty for this time of year, so I thought I would share it with you incase you find some inspiration for your own makeup.

To start off, I used an oldie but a goodie; Mac Pro Longwear foundation in NC15. I used to use this back in the day and I absolutely loved it, so I thought I would give it another try and I am happy to say I do still really like it. It gives a light to medium finish that is very natural and has really good staying power. I then used my usual concealer duo, the Bobbi Brown corrector and NARS Radiant Creamy concealer under my eyes to cancel out my dark circles. I then powdered with the Maybelline Matte Maker to set the makeup.
To warm up my skin, I used my beloved Honey bronzer from the Body Shop and for a natural flush to my cheeks, I used the NARS blush in Deep Throat.
For the eyes I kept it super simple. I used the light, golden shimmer shadow from the NARS Ride up to the Moon palette all over my lid, and I used the same Body Shop bronzer in the crease. I then did a cat-eye flick using the L'Oreal Super Liner which is all kinds of awesome. To finish the eyes I used the new Benefit Roller Lash mascara and the two cool toned brown eyeshadows from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette for my eyebrows.
Lastly I used the Mac lipstick in Chatterbox which is so beautiful. It is an amazing bright but not too bright pink that I love for this time of year.

So that is my super simple Spring makeup look that I think is lovely for this time of year.

What is your favourite makeup look for Spring?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Love, Tanya ♥

 I have been watching Tanya Burr for years now on Youtube. She seems so lovely and down to earth and her makeup tutorials are on point.
I was so excited when she announced she would be releasing her first book, Love, Tanya as with it being a mix of biography, beauty and fashion advice and tips on how to be happy and confident (plus a few baking recipes) I knew all ages could enjoy it.

After finishing it a few days ago, I am almost sad I have read it all because it was such a pleasure to read.
Not only is the design of the book beautiful, I could tell the book felt very personal and Tanya had spent a lot of time and hardwork on it. 
My favourite chapters in particular were the pages about growing up and her childhood, her makeup essentials, her life advice and how to be happy and confident...oh and of course her baking recipes because I am such a foodie and every recipe in her book looks delicious.

It was such an easy read and one I think you could have on your dressing table or coffee table and pick up whenever you want some downtime. I think so many people would really love this book and I felt I have got to know Tanya better as a person.

Tanya's book is very inspirational and although I have never met Tanya, I think we should all feel proud for what she has achieved.