Hey everyone! To go with my YouTube video (see the link at the bottom to my channel) I have put together a blog post detailing where everything was from. Most of the stuff you won’t be able to buy anymore but I will leave links if I can find them.
Outfit One:

 

Outfit One

  
Sunglasses: Oh My Love

T-Shirt: H&M

Skirt: Bay Tree of York

Sandals: New Look
Outfit Two:

Outfit Two

 
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Dress: H&M 

Bag: Deena and Ozzy 

Sandals: Lotus
Outfit Three:

 

Outfit Three

  
Hat: Market

Sunglasses: Ray Ban 

Necklaces: H&M – http://www.hm.com/gb/product/88656?article=88656-A

Top: H&M – http://www.hm.com/gb/product/85741?article=85741-D

Skirt: Bay Tree of York

Bag: Deena and Ozzy

Shoes: Primark
Outfit Four:

Outfit Four

 
Top: Urban Outfitters 

Skirt: Bay Tree of York

Heels: Dorothy Perkins
Outfit Five:

 

Outfit Five

  
Dress: H&M 

Socks: Topshop – http://www.topshop.com/h5/product?productId=15362091

Shoes: Boden 
Outfit Six:

Outfit Six


Top: Jack Daniel’s

Shorts: Missguided

Shoes: Market
Outfit Seven:

 

Outfit Seven


Playsuit: Missguided

Sandals: Primark
Outfit Eight:  

Outfit Eight

 
Top: Oh My Love London

Skort: Boohoo
Sorry there weren’t many links a lot of these items I’ve owned for quite a while or bought in the sale. I hope you enjoyed it though and don’t forget to check out my YouTube video!

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren

Instagram: @beth_fashionn

LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

Feels: http://feels.com/laurelelizabeth

The Final Look

The Products:  

Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel – Shade: P802 Barely There | LCN Nail Polish – Shade: 224 | Allura Nail Gems | Collection Lasting Gel Colour – Shade: Blackjack 2 | Avon Nailwear Pro+ – Shade: Starry Sky | Rimmel Glitter Bomb Top Coat – Shade: 018 Disco Fever | Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat

 

Step One:

Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat

I first began by applying a base coat. I’m using my current favourite; the Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat. It’s amazing at locking in colour and making colours bold and shiny. 

Step Two:  

Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel – Shade: P802 Barely There

 

I applied two coats of the Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel in a nude shade. 

Step Three:

LCN Nail Polish – Shade: 224

 
I then applied one thin coat of this iridescent polish to create a shimmery and reflective layer. It also reflects lovely colours in the light. 

Step Four:

Collection Lasting Gel Colour – Shade: Blackjack 2

I used an opaque black nail polish to add black tips to my nail ends. Here I used the Collection Lasting Gel Colour Polish as I love the formula for this one. 

Step Five:

Avon Nailwear Pro+ – Shade: Starry Sky


For this step I added a silver line below the black tip on my thumb nails and also 3 lines spreading out from the outer corner. For this I used the Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Starry Sky as it is thick coverage with colour and some glitter. 

Step Six:  

Allura Nail Gems Set


I took one black gem and placed it on the silver polish, just meeting the black polish and where the silver lines meet. 

Step Seven:

 

Rimmel Glitter Bomb Top Coat – Shade: 018 Disco Fever


I quickly brushed this silver glitter polish over the other silver polish to add some larger bits of glitter. They add a reflective touch and some more interest to the design. I chose this Rimmel polish as it has a mixture of fine and large glitter, meaning it blends well with the other silver polish. 

Step Eight:

 

Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat


I sealed in the design using the Collection Top & Base Coat again. 

The Final Look:

The Final Look – Thumb Design Close Up

I hope you like this design. I’m so pleased with how it looks and it makes a bit of a change from the usual French Manicure so I thought I’d do a new take on it and see how it turned out. If you give it a go then let me know and tag me in a photo on Instagram, my link is below! 

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren

Instagram: @beth_fashionn

LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

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The Final Look

Hey guys! This is my makeup look for today and I’m really loving it so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s a light and neutral look that’s great for the summer and brightens the eyes. 

The Face:  

Collection Bronze Glow Shimmering – Shade: Medium | Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Shade: 005 Silky Beige | 17 Define & Conquer Contour Kit – Shade: Fair | Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter- Shade: Peach Lights

 

Miss Sporty AntiSpot Cover Stick – Shade: Light | Collection Cover Stick – Shade: Natural Beige | Superdrug Powder Brush | EcoTools Powder Brush | Unknown Powder Brush | EcoTools Foundation Brush | ModelsOwn Powder Brush

  
For the face I used a slightly darker concealer (Collection Cover Stick) on my cheeks, the sides of my nose and my forehead. I then used the Miss Sporty concealer to highlight down my nose, under my eyes and in the centre of my forehead. I blended these out using my foundation brush and set those using the Rimmel pressed powder and the ModelsOwn powder brush. I then contoured using the unknown powder brush and the Collection bronzer and highlighted; first with the highlighting powder from the 17 contouring kit, using the EcoTools powder brush and then on top with the Revolution highlighter using the Superdrug powder brush. 

The Eyes:

For the eyes I waned something quite neutral and low key but still a little shimmery. 

Urban Decay Naked Palette | No7 Eyelash Curlers | NYC Big and Bold Volume By The Lash Mascara – Shade: Extra Black | Natural Collection Lashcare Mascara – Shade: Clear | Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines Eyeliner

  

Superdrug Pro 13 Eyeshadow Brush | Superdrug Pro 11 Eyeshadow Brush | ModelsOwn Flat Eyeshadow Brush | Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm | 17 Lasting Fix Lipstick – Shade: Hot Chilli

  

Urban Decay Naked Palette – Shade: Virgin

  
To begin with I used the ModelsOwn eyeshadow brush to highlight the inner corners of my eyes with the shade Virgin. 

Urban Decay Naked Palette – Shade: Half Baked

  
I then used the Superdrug Pro 11 brush to sweep Half Baked all over my lids. 

Urban Decay Naked Palette – Shade: Smog

  
Finally I used the Pro 13 brush to darken the outer V of my eyes using the shade Smog. 

The Final Look – Eyeshadow Close Up

  
To reach the final look I added a thin sweep of liner and winged it out a little using the Natural Collection liner. I curled my lashes using the No7 curlers and applied 2 coats of the NYC mascara to my top lashes and one coat to my bottom lashes. I also brushed and set my eyebrows into place with the Natural Collection clear mascara. 

17 Lasting Fix Lipstick – Shade: Hot Chilli

  
For the lips I mixed a small amount of the lipstick with the lip balm to create a sheer pop of colour on the lips; perfect for summer. 

The Final Look

 
I hope you like the finished look! I’m really pleased with how it turned out and it’s the kind of look I love for the summer. 

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren

Instagram: @beth_fashionn

LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

Feels: http://feels.com/laurelelizabeth

 

The Full Outfit

  
Hey everyone! Thought I would just post an outfit of the day for you! 

Clothes:

Hat: Market | Top: H&M | Skirt: Bay Tree of York | Bag: Deena and Ozzy | Shoes: Primark

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

  

Necklaces: H&M

  

Studs: Claire’s | Spiked Cuff: Market

  

Makeup: Neutral

 
Makeup:

Concealer: Miss Sporty | Pressed Powder: Rimmel | Eyeshadow: Revolution | Mascara: 17 | Lip Balm: Avon

This sort of outfit was the kind that I basically lived in while I was in Bangkok as it was airy and not at all restrictive but also super comfy. It was great for wearing all day and I absolutely love the colour of this skirt. The flat shoes made it easy to wear all day. The frills on the top make it feminine and girly and I’m loving the stripes and they’ve been really popular recently; which is great to see as I’ve always loved stripes. 

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren

Instagram: @beth_fashionn

LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

 Hey guys! I’m currently on holiday in Thailand and I’ve been going to the pool a lot and wanted to show you a makeup look I did when going to the pool the other day. It’s light, gold and shimmery and the inspiration for this look was taken from all the rich golden colours around me in Thailand. I hope you enjoy this!

The Finished Look – It’ll really make blue eyes pop!

  

It’s Also Waterproof – Perfect for by the pool!


The Products:

 The Face:

 

Miss Sporty Antispot Coverstick – Shade: Light | Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Shade: 005 Silky Beige | Collection Lip Balm – Shade: Pink Strawberry | Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter – Shade: Peach Lights | Collection Bronze Glow – Shade: Shimmering Medium | Unknown Bronzer Brush | Models Own Powder Brush | EcoTools Foundation Brush | Superdrug Powder Brush


First I applied concealer down my nose, around the redness on my nose, under my eyes, and in any redness/blemishes. I used the Miss Sporty Antispot Coverstick for this and blended it out using the EcoTools Foundation Brush. I then set the concealer with my Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder by using my Models Own Powder Brush to apply it all over the face. I used bronzer to contour my cheeks slightly and the excess to give my temples and the very edges of my face a glow. I used an unknown brush and the Collection Bronze Glow Bronzer to achieve this. Next I used the Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter and the Superdrug Powder Brush to lightly highlight my cheekbones, using the excess on the brush to also highlight down my nose, above the arch of my brows, and my chin. Finally I applied lip balm to keep my lips hydrated. Here I used the Collection Lip Balm.  
The Eyes:

Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette – Shade: Iconic 1 | Superdrug Pro 11 Eyeshadow Brush | Models Own Thin Flat Eyeshadow Brush


Firstly with the eyes I used the lightest shimmering colour in the palette (2nd from the left) and my Models Own Brush to highlight the very inner corners of my eyes. I then took the Superdrug Pro 11 Brush and used the gold colour (6th from the left), patting it on, all over my lids, for maximum opacity. I then took the same brush and the colour to the right of the gold and darkened the outer third of the lids a little. Finally I took the Models Own Brush again and the third colour from the right to darken the outer V, blending it out with the Pro 11 again before adding a little more gold to enhance the shimmer after blending.

  

Natural Collection Lashcare Mascara – Shade: Clear | 17 Va Va Voom Mascara – Shade: Waterproof Black | No7 Lash Curlers

  
I firstly used clear mascara to set my brows into place. I love the applicator on the Natural Collection Lashcare Mascara so that is the one that I always use. I then curled my lashes using the No7 Lash Curlers and finally applied two coats of the 17 Va Va Voom Waterproof Mascara.

The Final Look:

The Final Look

  

The Final Look CloseUp

 
I am so pleased with how this look turned out and I hope you like it too. Let me know if you did and I hope you’re having a good weekend!

Love xx
Twitter: @bethh_lauren

Instagram: @beth_fashionn

LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

The Final Look

Hey everyone! This is a nail art look I decided to try out and thought I’d share it with you. I’ve listed all the polishes that I’ve used but you can use any you like or own.  I hope you enjoy it! 

Preparation:

Coarse Nail File – The Body Shop | Fine Nail File – Avon | Buffer – The Body Shop


Preparation Step One:

Start off by filing your nails to the desired shape using a coarse nail file and then smooth off the edges with a fine nail file. Then you can buff your nails if you’d like too but this isn’t necessary. 

The Polishes I’m Using: 

Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat | Avon Nailwear Pro+ – Shade: Starry Night | Confetti Long Wearing Nail Colour – Shade: 093 Debutante | Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener

The Tutorial: 

 

Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat

 

Step One:

I started off by painting my nails with a base coat. I used the Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat. I only needed one coat and then just let that dry.

Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Starry Night

Step Two:

Next I painted on a deep royal blue base colour. I used the Avon Nailwear Pro+ in the shade Starry Night. This one has a little glitter in it too. As this is quite a sheer polish I needed four coats to make it opaque. Then just let it dry thoroughly.

Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener

Step Three:

For the flower petals you need a white polish. I used the Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener as it has a thin brush. I painted three partial flowers on each of my thumb, middle and ring fingers and one half flower on each of my index and little fingers. This only took one coat for me but you want it to be opaque. Then let this dry thoroughly too. 

Confetti Long Wearing Nail Polish in 093 Debutante

Step Four:

Lastly lightly paint a gold or yellow dot in the centre of each flower. I used the Confetti Long Wearing Nail Polish in the shade 093 Debutante, which is a slightly shimmering gold colour. Make sure that the colour is opaque and use several coats if needed but be careful not to spread the dot out too much. Wait for this to dry too. 

Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat

Step Five:

Seal in the nail art with a clear top coat. I used the Collection 2in1 Top & Base Coat again. 

The Finished Look

 

Step Six:

Wait for your top coat to dry and you’re ready to go! This is the final look and I’m pretty happy with it! Let me know what you think of it too.

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren

Instagram: @beth_fashionn

LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

 Hey everyone! I did a haul video on my channel and here I’ve written in more detail about the products with links to the website and their prices.

Simple Moisturiser | Zoella Body Spray | Batiste Dry Shampoo

 

Simple Kind To Skin Protect Light Moisturiser – £4.99 at Superdrug –  http://www.superdrug.com/Simple/Simple-Kind-To-Skin-Protect-Light-Moisturiser-SPF-15-125ml/p/719464

Zoella Blissful Mistful 45ml – £8.00 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/Toiletries/Washing-%26-Bathing/Indulgent-Bathing/Zoella-Blissful-Mistful-45ml/p/303401

Batiste Eden 200ml – £3.29 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/Hair/Dry-Shampoo/Dry-Shampoo/Batiste-Eden-200ml/p/361203

Ecotools Brush Set

 

Eco Tools Lovely Looks Brush Set – £11.99 at Boots –  http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FEco-Tools-Lovely-Looks-Brush-Set_1691763%2F&unCountry=uk

17 Contour Kit


17 Define & Conquer Contour Kit | Shade: Fair – £5.99 at Boots –  http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FSEVENTEEN-Define-Conquer-Contour-Kit_1538986%2F&unCountry=uk

17 Mascara | Miss Sporty Blush | Natural Collection Concealer | Miss Sporty Anti Spot Concealer | Miss Sporty Concealer | Miss Sporty Eyeliner

 

17 Va Va Voom Mascara | Waterproof Volume Mascara | Shade: Black – £6.29 at Boots –  http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FSEVENTEEN-Va-Va-Voom-Mascara_1257577%2F&unCountry=uk

Miss Sporty Ohh! Blushed Again Blusher | Shade: Sienna – £2.99 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMiss-Sporty-Ohh-Blushed-Again-Blusher_1160504%2F&colId=Sienna&unCountry=uk

Natural Collection Cover-up Stick | Shade: Fair – £1.99 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FNatural-Collection-Cover-up-Stick_25838%2F&colId=Fair&unCountry=uk

Miss Sporty SoClear Anti-Spot Coverstick | Shade: Light – £1.99 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMiss-Sporty-SoClear-Anti-Spot-Coverstick_1473313%2F&colId=Light&unCountry=uk

Miss Sporty So Perfect Stay Coverstick | Shade: Light – £1.79 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMiss-Sporty-So-Perfect-Stay-Coverstick_1121574%2F&colId=Light&unCountry=uk

Miss Sporty Eye Pencil | Shade: Sky – £1.99 at Boots – http://www.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?path=%2Fen%2FMiss-Sporty-Eye-Pencil_1121576%2F&colId=Sky&unCountry=uk

Revolution Eyeshadow Palette | NYC Eyeliner | NYC Volume By Lash Mascara | NYC Big and Bold Mascara


Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette | Shade: Iconic 1 – £4.00 at Superdrug –  http://www.superdrug.com/Makeup-Revolution/Makeup-Revolution-Redemption-Palette-Iconic-1/p/979699

NYC Eye Pencil | Shade: White 926 – £1.49 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/NYC/NYC-Eye-Pencil-White-926/p/117749

NYC Big and Bold Volume Mascara | Shade: Extra Black – £3.99 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/NYC/NYC-Big-Bold-Volume-Mascara-Black/p/743079

NYC Big and Bold Mascara | Shade: Extra Black – £3.99 at Superdrug – http://www.superdrug.com/NYC/NYC-Big-Bold-Mascara-Black/p/362356
I hope you found this useful/interesting just for a little more detail! 

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/z6f1dO8YTh8

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren

Instagram: @beth_fashionn

LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

 

Hey everyone! This blog post is all about my makeup look for a night out with some friends. It’s a bold lip with simple eyes and a little eyeliner. If you want to know how I got this look and about all the products then keep reading! Also check out my YouTube video about this too; the link is down below! 

The Final Look

The Face: 

Collection CoverUp Stick – Natural Beige | Natural Collection CoverUp Stick – Fair | NYC Individual Eyes Palette 942 Smokey Blues – Primer | Powder Brush – Unknown | Powder Brush – Superdrug | Powder Brush – Models Own

  

Collection Bronze Glow Shimmering – Medium | Revolution Baked Highlighter – Peach Lights | Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Silky Beige

 

To start with I did my usual base makeup routine. I used the Collection CoverUp Stick concealer to conceal my nose and cheeks and any redness or blemishes. I used the Natural Collection CoverUp Stick, which is slightly lighter, to slightly highlight. So I put it down the centre of my nose, under my eyes and in the centre of my forehead. To prime my eyes I used the primer from the NYC palette. I blended all of these out using my fingers and set them using my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and the powder brush from Models Own. To contour I used the Collection Bronze Glow bronzer and a powder brush to put it just under my cheek bones. I used the Revolution highlighter and Superdrug powder brush to put a small amount on my cheek bones and down my nose.

The Eyes:

 

Natural Collection Lashcare Mascara – Clear | Natural Collection Liquid Eyes Lines Eyeliner | Natural Collection Individual Eyeshadow – Willow | Lash Curlers – No7 | NYC Individual Eyes Palette – 942 Smokey Blues | NYC Big and Bold Mascara – Extra Black | Flat Eyeshadow Brush – Models Own | Eyeshadow Pro: 11 – Superdrug | Eyeshadow Pro: 13 – Superdrug

 

L’Oréal Colour Appeal Trio Pro – Blue Eyes

  

For the eyes I used the Natural Collection eyeshadow in Willow and the flat eyeshadow brush from Models Own to highlight the inner corners of my eyes. I then took the Superdrug Pro: 11 brush and the lightest shade from the L’Oréal palette and put this shade all over my lids. I then took the darkest colour in this palette and the flat brush from Models Own again and used this on my outer V to darken it. I blended this out and took the brown colour from the NYC palette to darken the very corners of the outer V and then blended using the Superdrug Pro: 11.  I thinly lined my eyes using the Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines eyeliner and created a small wing. I put a couple of coats of the NYC Big and Bold mascara on my lashes after curling them with the No7 lash curlers. I set my brows using the Natural Collection Lashcare mascara to just brush my brows into place and keep them in place.

The Lips:

L’Oréal Color Riche – 461 Scarlett Creme | Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner – 10 Red Rush


Finally for the lips I lined and filled in my lips with the Max Factor Liner to get the shape I wanted and to make sure my lips were symmetrical. I then put the L’Oréal lipstick on all over my lips to give the bold red finish and blotted my lips using tissue. Using the liner under the lipstick makes the staying power so much better I find!

 

The Final Look with Eyes Closed

 
So that’s how I got this makeup look and I hope you enjoyed it! It’s quite a simple look but I loved wearing it as I don’t usually wear a bold lip! Check it my YouTube video to see how I did this look (the link is below).

For my outfit I’m wearing a blazer from H&M, crop top from Topshop and necklace from New Look.

YouTube video: http://youtu.be/tajsHiiYCLk

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren

Instagram: @beth_fashionn

LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

 

 

The Final Look

 
 

 I did a video about how to do this make up look recently and I thought I should also go into more detail about the products I used here. If you want to see the video then this is the link: https://youtu.be/usYpdriJDo4
The Products: 

NYC: Individual Eyes Palette – 942 Smokey Blues | Rimmel: Stay Matte Pressed Powder – 005 Silky Beige | Collection: Bronze Glow – 2 Shimmering Medium | Makeup Revolution: Baked Highlighter – Peach Lights

  

Flat Eyeshadow Brush: Superdrug Pro11 | Flat Detail Brush: Models Own | Rounded Eyeshadow Brush: Superdrug Pro13 | Moisturiser: Garnier – Daily Essentials Sensitive | Primer: Nivea – Express Hydration | Angled Powder Brush: Models Own | Stiff Powder Brush: Unknown | Fluffy Powder Brush: Superdrug

  

NYC: Big and Bold Mascara – Extra Black | Natural Collection: Liquids Eye Lines Eyeliner | Natural Collection: Lashcare Mascara – Clear | Natural Collection: Individual Eyeshadow – Willow | Collection: Coverup Stick – 13 Natural Beige | Natural Collection: Coverup Stick – Fair


The Face:

To start with I put on my moisturiser. At the moment I’m using the Garnier Daily Essentials for Sensitive Skin. I then put my primer on straight after and for this look I used the Nivea Express Hydration Primer. I let this soak in for a couple of minutes and then put on my concealers. My darker concealer (Collection Coverup Stick in 13 Natural Beige) goes on the redness on my cheeks, the sides of my nose and on any blemishes or redness I have. I then use my lighter concealer (Natural Collection Coverup Stick in Fair) to highlight slightly by putting it down my nose, under the eyes, on the centre of my forehead and on my Cupid’s bow. I then blended this in with my fingers and set it with the Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder in the shade 005 Silky Beige, using the powder brush by Models Own and patting it in for the best staying power. To contour I am currently using the Collection Bronze Glow Shimmering bronzer in the shade 002 Medium, and I use a powder brush to put this just under my cheek bones to create a false shadow. I lightly sweep the highlighter (Makeup Revolution Baked Highlights in the shade Peach Lights) onto my cheekbones above the bronzer using a Superdrug powder brush.

The Eyes:

To prime the eyes I used the NYC primer from the 942 Smokey Blues Individual Eyes Palette and used my finger to gently put that all over my lids and up to my brows. I brushed and gelled my brows into place using the Natural Collection Lashcare Mascara in clear. To highlight the inner corners I used a small flat brush from Models Own to put on the Natural Collection Individual Eyeshadoe in the shade Willow. This is a gorgeous shimmery silver colour but it is quite sheer and needs a couple of layers to make it pop. The rest of the eyeshadow so used for this look are from the NYC 942 Smokey Blues Individual Eyes palette. I first took the gold on the Superdrug Pro11 brush and patted it on all over my eyelids. In the outer V I used the chocolate brown colour and applied and blended the colour using the Superdrug Pro13 brush. Using the small flat brush from Models Own again I took the deep purple and added just a little to the very corner of the outer V to darken it a little more. I used my Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines eyeliner to make a thin line and flick and finished off with a few layers of the NYC Big and Bold mascara in Extra Black.

The Final Outcome:

Eyes Close Up of the Final Look


Love xx

 lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

 

Makeup Bag: Ted Baker


Hey everyone! I am writing this blog post to go alongside my YouTube video about what’s in my makeup bag. If you haven’t seen it then check it out by going to my channel (the link is at the bottom). If you want to know what’s in my makeup bag, what I think about these products, and where they’re from then keep reading! 

** This is not all of my makeup it is just my everyday/recently used makeup. Also I have bought all of these products with my own money or been given as birthday or Christmas gifts by family or friends.**

Blush: Vivo – Peaches and Cream | Bronzer: Collection – Medium | Highlighter: Revolution – Peach Lights | Pressed Powder: Rimmel – 005 Natural Beige

Above is a picture of the powders I use either daily or frequently. I am much more of a bronzer user than a blush user but I like a light blush in the summer sometimes. 

Firstly the blush is an amazing colour. It is shimmering and gorgeous and just the right shade of pink for me as it complements my skin nicely. It is also quite sheer, but builds up nicely, so it is easy to get the opacity and strength of colour that you want.

The bronzer can prove a little difficult on top of cream or liquid products in my opinion; but as I don’t wear foundation I haven’t had too many issues. Also I have found that despite being pale, I still need medium because I have to put so many layers of the lighter one on to make it how I want, but the medium is just how I like it; but that’s probably just personal preference! Overall it is an amazing colour and works so well for me.

I bought this highlighter because I had a cream one but didn’t enjoy the feeling of it, so this is the first powder highlighter I have owned; and so far I’m loving it! It is beautifully iridescent and shimmery, but only when it catches the light, so you don’t look shiny all the time! I love the colour and the feel of the product but have found you have to be quite careful when applying it not to overdo it as it only needs a small amount.

This pressed powder is probably one you have heard about many times as so many people rave about it. I could talk for hours about how amazing it is, and for such a good price, but I won’t. I shall just at that it is the best by miles at doing its job and if you haven’t tried it already then you should; you’ll never look back.

Left to Right: Unknown| Powder: Models Own | Powder: Superdrug | Small Flat: Models Own | Pro11: Superdrug

There’s not much to say about brushes for me and I’m more of the opinion that if it does the job then it’s good enough so I don’t need to spend loads of money on them. I expect I will one day, but for now I’m happy with these.

The first one I use for bronzer or blush. It is quite stiff and the least soft of my brushes but it seems to be the perfect size for contouring. 

The second brush is so bright and I love the way it looks. It is much softer than the first and it is the one I use for the pressed powder. It’s great for getting powder into the gaps that are more difficult; like around my nose.

The third is the one I use for highlighter and it is super soft as the product I use it with requires so little that it couldn’t have a tougher brush at all. 

Of the two eyeshadow brushes I have in my makeup bag at the moment, the first is slightly stiffer but still soft and great for precision as it is small and angled, so I often use it to line my lash line or shade the outer V, or highlight the inner corners. The other is more for larger areas of application and also blending. It’s really soft and great for this job as it is slightly rounded.

Clear Mascara: Natural Collection | Liquid Eyeliner: Natural Collection | Mascara: NYC | Kajal Eye Pencil: Avon

Any of you who watch my videos will know that I love Natural Collection products and I am forever raving about them. I think they may only be sold in the UK, but if you ever see them definitely try them out as they are amazing for the price.

I use the clear mascara to brush my brows into place and set them. I feel like any clear gel would do this job just as well so there isn’t much to say about that one, except that the brush applicator is really good at brushing my brows into place. I don’t fill my brows so this is the only product they ever have on them.

This eyeliner is my favourite makeup product EVER. I cannot live without it and it is just perfect. It is long-lasting, the applicator brush is easy to use, the formula is great for sensitive skin, I could go on and on. 

The mascara I’m currently using is great for adding volume to the eyelashes and I’ve stuck with it for quite a while, replacing it a fair few times. I do love it but I would be open to trying out new ones as I don’t think it’s quite perfect.

The eye pencil is just a simple kajal pencil. I find that kajal is so much easier to work with than kohl as it’s softer and easier to blend. It also doesn’t pull at the skin so much. I use it quite a bit for my waterline.

 

Encased Sharpener: The Body Shop | Sharpener: Unknown | Concealer: Collection – 13 Natural Beige | Concealer: Natural Collection – Fair | Tweezers: Unknown


There isn’t much to say about sharpeners and tweezers as they are very functional items that re always the same. However I will say that these tweezers are really efficient and grippy and they also look really pretty and cute. Also, having an encased sharpener is great for on the go or travelling as it is just so much more convenient.

The first concealer I use only in the summer when I’m slightly more tanned. The second is my preferred one and is slightly lighter so I use it in the winter and to highlight in the summer. They both have a really nice and creamy texture but the second one is softer than the first. 

Palette: NYC | Loose Shadow: Barry M | Pressed Shadow: Natural Collection | Mirror: Unknown

This pressed eyeshadow is such a pretty silvery shade; perfect for highlighting the inner corners of the eyes. It looks much darker in the pot than it does when it’s applied. It is quite sheer but very shimmery and pretty.

The loose powder is a little messy so I don’t use it so often. It is black with gold glitter so it’s really pretty but quite bold and difficult to wear on most days; it is definitely more for evening looks. It can be difficult to handle when putting it on as there is often fall out. It also doesn’t like being blended much, it causes it to fall off sometimes.

This palette is so ideal for me for every day use. It is tailored for blue eyes, and the colours suit my eyes really well. There are four colours; deep purple, dark brown with gold glitter, light grey/brown/gold and pale gold. The former two are great for creating shadows in the outer V and the crease to widen the eyes and open them up, while the latter two are great for all over colour and pigment. The shadows are so pigmented and blend really well too. It also has a cream highlighter and primer. The highlighter is white with a slight iridescent shimmer and great for the inner corners of the eyes.

The mirror is just a tiny pocket mirror I’ve had for a long time. I’ve been using it since I started putting makeup on, so at least 7 years!

 

Pencil: No7 – 20 Nude | Pencil: MaxFactor – Red | Lipstick: 2true – Shade 6 | Lipstick: Maybelline – Pleasure Me Red | Lipbalm: Collection – Strawberry


Finally; lips! I have these two lip pencils for lining. One is red as that is my most frequently worn colour and the one that I tend to wear to events where I really don’t want the colour to bleed or run. This one from MaxFactor has a really creamy texture and is so easy to apply, the same can be said for the No7 one too. This No7 pencil is nude and such a nice colour that I sometimes wear it all over the lip with some clear gloss only. Nudes and pale pinks are my other frequently worn lipstick colours so this lip liner is perfect for outlining the lips for those.

The first lipstick is a gorgeous, deep berry colour. It also ha a matte finish. I love this colour in the autumn and winter time but it’s really wearable all year round. It is long lasting and has a lovely finish but it does take a while to dry. 

The other lipstick is red. It is my favourite colour to dress up any outfit and cheer up any day. This is one of my favourite red lipsticks but I’m not too sure about the finish of it. I find that this one can bleed a little if it isn’t outlined and blotted. However the actual colour is gorgeous and really pigmented.

Lastly; the lip balm. This is a tinted lip balm which I got for free as part of an offer so I thought I may as well try it. I like the bright pinky tint it gives to the lips and how moisturising it is but I would prefer to use a bold lipstick instead of this. It is, in my opinion, too bright to be a sheer product and can look odd. I do like it but it has to be applied quite thinly and so I prefer clear lip balms.
Wow! That was a long blog post! I hope you enjoyed it and congratulations on reaching the end! Check out my video too by visiting my channel.

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