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My Summer Proof Face

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With the sudden heat wave in England keeping your face on during the day can be a struggle, especially when you drive a way to work and the car has a habit of melting your face off! Here are a few products that I have found keep my makeup on all day during this hot weather.

When it is hot and sweaty weather using a primer is key to keeping your makeup on. The best one I have found is the Nivea Post Shaving Balm which is amazing at giving my skin a dewying look and keeping my foundation on. I don't like to use this primer every day as I tend to get little spots on my face when I use it frequently (if anyone else has found that let me know so I know its not just me!) so I only use this product when I going somewhere important, am going to be out for a long day or of course when it is really hot.

I choose between three foundations when the weather is super hot outside and all of these are great at not clogging my skin and lasting all day in the heat. One of the foundations I have spoke about recently because it is a new favourite of mine.  The L'Oreal True Match foundation is so amazing! It has great coverage, gives my skin a dewy effect, lasts all day on my face and never looks cakey. This foundation combined with the Nivea primer gives me the best summer skin!

My other two foundations that I love during the hot weather are the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum and the Foundation which are great light bases. These are my typical summer products as they are super lightweight on the face and give you just a small coverage just enough to cover blemishes but still keep your skin light and unclogged. If you are having a bad skin day I wouldn't use these unless you were going to go to town with the concealer as they don't cover much up but if your only have a few flecks across your skin a little bit of concealer will sort you right out.

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To keep my face from sweating off I have found that the Newlook Pure Colour Loose Power is the best at setting my makeup into place. I tend to only use power bronzer and contour products during the hot weather as they tend to last longer in the heat and my two favourites at the moment are the Maybelline Master Sculpt and the Body Shop Bronzing Power.

To give my eye a little something I tend to only use a cream eye shadow as they are easy to apply and don't wear off during the day even in high heats. My favourite is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze, a perfect golden bronze shade which looks good by itself or under a power eye shadow.

Lastly on my lips to keep them moisturised I like to use either my Mac Cremesheen in Delight or my Clinique Pop Lip Colour in Bare Pop. These both keep my lips super moisturised and full of colour while I'm out in the sun.

Mascara Love #1

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I haven't wrote a mascara round up post on my blog since 2014 when I named my Top 5 Mascaras of the time, so I think its about time I show you my flutter makers. 

My all time favourite mascara at the moment is the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara which gives my lashes the best effect. The mascara is brown which makes my lashes look natural and subtle, like I have eye lash extensions which I love. The applicator is quite large which means it picks up more hairs and adds more volume to the lashes as it adds partials to the lashes to give extra volume. Even though this mascara adds extra bits to your lashes to add volume, it never leaves my lashes clump thank god and I have had this mascara for a long while now (probably too long to be honest) and it is still hasn't dried out or gone lumpy. 

Another favourite mascara of mine is the L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara in waterproof which first of all is waterproof so that is a big tick for me. The applicator is great at really grabbing the lashes to open them up my eye area but you do have to be careful you don't pull too hard otherwise it can cause your eyes to cry because you've pinched yourself... Good thing its waterproof! Other than that I love this mascara as it is rounded at the sides so it is easy to get the little lashes at the corners of your eyes which can sometimes be missed. 

My last favourite mascara of the moment is the Sleek Lethal Length mascara which is basically two mascaras in one. One side of the wand is short and spaced out to open up your lashes first of all, the other side of the wand is longer and the bristles are thinner to make your lashes longer and fuller and give you loads of volume. I love using this mascara on a day to day life basis as it gives me natural fuller lashes and doesn't clump at all. 

On a day to day basis I usually dabbles between these three mascaras as I know they all work first time. I have really got back into mascara recently thanks to a new eye lash curler which I think is a must when applying mascara. 

June Loving


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During June I have had a few favourite things that have been making a regularly reappearance. My go to base for the month has been the Nivea Men Post Shaving Balm as my primer and the L'oreal True Match foundation in Vanilla Rose. My skin looks so glowy and fresh when I use both of these products, even when I am having dull skin days these two perk me up and make me look fresh faced and fully rested.

To contour my face I have been dabbing between my Revolution Sculpt and Contour Kit and my Maybelline Master Sculpt in 01 light. These both give a subtle contour on the face and aren't too pigmented when you use a light hand so you don't have to worry about looking too 'drag queen'. Both include a lovely highlighter which is handy to carry around with you when you need a little pick me up during the day.

On my eyes I have been loving the look of the Mac Paint Pot in Blackground as a eyeliner, it gives a subtle line which I can blend out or add more to to make it more prominent. I find this lasts a lot longer than kohl eyeliners on me which is a big bonus.

On my nails I have been loving this Coconut Infusion Barry M nail polish in the shade 612 Flamingo. This is a perfect summer shade on the nails to brighten up any outfit and it lasts a good few days on me considering how long most nail vanishes last.

Lastly through June I have been loving my Polaroid camera which I got for my birthday this year, it is so handy to have to capture special moments and keep them forever. I love the look of the print outs and they look great stuck to the wall. I also got my Harry Potter notebook for my birthday and I love the official school look of the book. It makes me feel like I have actually been to the school so I feel important when I use it, you may call me sad... I use this as my blogging book and its full of so many post ideas!
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