Thursday, 16 May 2013


I always delay doing these posts because I hate taking pictures of myself, I am rubbish at said pictures as you shall see below, and I make excuses not to (I had caterpillar eyebrows, an invisible blemish etc etc). However today it's sunny so I thought the light would maybe help me in my worse than amateur photography.
I've bought some new products recently so I gave them a whirl and here's the end result. I used:
Revlon Colourstay in Buff
Collection Lasting Perfection concealer (02)
Revlon Nearly Naked Powder in Light
MUA Brow Kit
No.7 Lash and Brow Fixer
Dainty Doll Blush (money talks) as contour
No.7 Blush in Coral Flush
Stila "In the Light" Eyeshadow palette-bare, kitten and sunset-and the brown pencil it comes with to line my top lash line.
Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in bronze for lower lash line
Maybelline the Falsies flared mascara
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 02 Apricot Shimmer
And that's it! Thanks for reading, Love Steph xxx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

How I Remove My Makeup

I love applying and wearing makeup but when the day is over I also really look forward to taking it off. I thought I'd share what I use to get all makeup products off my face before I cleanse at night.
I, like a lot of other bloggers, raced to get Elle magazine this month to get my sample of Benefits They're Real mascara, and I was aware before using this that it is known for being a pain in the arse to remove. I've been using No.7 Eye makeup remover to do this-it's hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types. You can see from the picture below that mine is almost all gone, so the double layer isn't visible here, but it does have two layers which you shake to mix before use. This produces an oil-based liquid which I put on a cotton pad and swipe across my eyes. This stuff is amazing, one swipe usually takes all my eye makeup off straight away, but with waterproof mascara I leave the cotton pad on my eye to break down the product before I swipe. I use one pad on each eye, front and back, and eye makeup is gone. Magic! This is available at Boots and online and is £8.50
For the rest of my face I used to use makeup remover wipes but lots of them sting my skin, or dry it out so I wanted to try something gentler. I stumbled across the Loreal Skin Perfection 3in1 Purifying Micellar Solution in Asda, it was on offer for £3 so I picked it up and I'm so glad I did. I apply to a cotton pad, sweep across my face and all traces of makeup are gone. This leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean and soft, it doesn't burn or sting and it's much more cost effective than buying pack after pack of makeup remover wipes. After these two steps I'm ready to cleanse in the shower/bath.
How do you remove your makeup?
Thanks for reading, Love Steph xxx