✮ Recent Inspirations ✮

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Its been a while, but I really have missed blogging! To get back into things I thought Id do a post about a few things I’ve been into lately and some things that have inspired me.

One of the reasons I haven’t blogged recently is that I haven’t felt that inspired, I didn’t know what I wanted to blog about. While at work the other day I was having a little moan about how I missed blogging and how I never had ‘time’ to do it anymore. My manager gave me the little push I needed and said if I really want to do it then I will make time and that is very true! So I have decided I’m going to put some time aside and start blogging again.

✮Makeup- I have been playing around with different makeup looks recently, trying to step out of my comfort zone and use more colour so when the black Friday deals were on a couple of weeks ago I purchased the Urban Decay electric palette while it was 30% off at Debenhams. I had wanted this palette for so long, the colours in it are beautiful. The third picture above is a look created with the palette by ‘@sssamanthaa’ on Instagram. I love this look and I cant wait to try it out on myself.

✮Writing- After reading about them and putting it off for so long because I didn’t really know where to start.. I finally started a bullet journal! Hopefully this will help me to be more organized with blogging too.

✮Fashion- I am loving the big glasses trend at the moment, the bottom right picture is me wearing some I purchased from Primark the other day. I absolutely love them! I think the gold frame makes them look really pretty too.

✮Reading- I recently re read my favourite inspirational book- Sophia Amoruso’s #Girlboss This book always inspires me to keep going and push to work and achieve my dreams.

✮Quote- ‘Go the extra mile, its never crowded’ I love this quote, if you really want to do something, try harder- go the extra mile and you will achieve your goal. Recently I have been making more time in a morning to do different makeup looks and post on my Instagram. By doing this I’ve been getting more practice with my makeup and getting pictures to keep track of my progress.

What things have been inspiring you lately?

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NYX Lip liner and Soft Matte Lip Cream Review!

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While on a shopping in Barnsley (a town near where I live) I popped into boots and spotted an NYX counter! I don’t have one where I live so I was sooo excited when I spotted it! Something I have been wanting to try by NYX for ages is their soft matte lip creams because I have heard so much about them. I had to stop myself from buying the entire counter haha so in the end I picked up these 2 items: The soft matte lip cream in the shade 06 Instanbul and the retractable lip liner in the shade soft pink.

Retractable lip liner (soft pink)- I am not a massive fan of retractable lip liners just because I feel like they don’t last as long as pencil liners but since I loved the colour of this I got it anyway. I love this lip liner because it is quite soft, when you apply this it glides on the lips and doesn’t drag. The formula is really good and doesn’t smudge when its on.

Soft matte lip cream (Istanbul)- I am in love with the shade of this lipstick! Its like a pinky nude shade and perfect to pair with neutral makeup looks. I like the formula of this because its not too drying and it doesn’t crack once it dries which is a problem I have with some matte liquid lipsticks. This is more like a cream as the name suggests, which I love.

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Those are the swatches of the lip liner and matte lip cream! The lip cream isn’t quite that dark in person its slightly lighter but its soooo nice I love it!

These are the first products I have tried by NYX and I am very impressed. Both products stayed on really well and are really good quality for an affordable price at £5.50 each.

Have you ever tried any products by NYX? If you have any reccomendations please make sure to let me know in the comments below!

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A Big Hello! (& New Makeup Storage!)

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Hello everybody! Its been a while.. I know. I have been so busy with work and things that I’ve just not had time to blog but I have missed it so much! While reading through some of my old blog posts I finally deciced it was time to start blogging again.

So many things have happened recently.. My best friend finally moved back to where I live and now I can see her all of the time again.. yay! I started a new job at Models own working with the things I love most..makeup and nails.. I love it so much and we have just realised a brand new makeup range which I am really excited about.

For todays post I decided to share my new makeup storage because my makeup collection has grown so much over these past few months and it really needed organising so I bought some drawers and some acrylic drawers to go on the top. I’m so happy I decided to sort it out properly and now I have an excuse to buy more makeup!

So first of all I have the little acrylic drawers, in the top compartment I keep all of my favourite nail varnishes and lipsticks and then in the drawers I have some other lip products, lipsticks, glosses and my beloved MUA lip laquers.

Then I have my big drawers; the first drawer is for all of my face products. Highlighters, foundations, contour palettes etc. I recently got a highlighter called ‘rainbeau’ which is a gorgeous rainbow highlighter.

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The second drawer is filled with my eyeshadow palettes and my new eyebrow palette from models own which is literally AMAZING! Its just like benefits ‘brow zings’ you get a highlight for your brow bone, wax and a powder for filling in your brows. I have collected so many eyeshadow palettes recently aswell, my favourite at the moment is makeup revolutions new-turals vs neuturals palette!

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This next drawer I just use for miscellaneous items like these.. the coloured mascara wands are from models own. They have a new mascara out where you can pick whichever wand you want to go with it depending on what look you want to go for!

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Lastly I have the drawer where I keep all of my skincare items, my skin has been quite bad recently and so I decided to try the lush ultrabland facial cleanser and I have been loving it so far. My skin feels nice and fresh after using it and it has toned down some of my spots.

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I am in love with my new storage and I’m so glad it is finally all organized.

Over the next few days I am going to organize a new blogging schedule and try to stick to it because I definitely want to get back into blogging, I’ve missed it so much!

How do you store your makeup? Or what would be your dream makeup storage?

Bella x

 

✿ Fresh Spring Makeup Look ✿

Hello everyone! Todays video is a spring makeup look.. after a short break from doing Makeup videos I am so happy to be doing them again! I am so excited that spring is here, I love doing spring and summer makeup looks!

I didn’t include how I did my eyebrows because I am going to do a separate video about them.

Here is the list of products I used:
✿Maybelline baby skin primer
✿Rimmel Match perfection foundation 001 light porcelain
✿Rimmel wake me up concealer
✿Barry m get up and glow palette
✿Rimmel stay matte pressed powder
✿MUA Powerbrow
✿Rimmel brow this way
✿Sleek storm palette
✿Maybeline lash sensational mascara
✿Rimmel Kate moss lipstick shade 28

I bought the Barry M get up and glow palette recently and I love it, I will definitely be doing a review on it soon.

I hope you all enjoyed this video, if you have any makeup looks you would like me to do please mention them in the comments below!

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♡The Beauty Blogger Tag!♡

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Hello everyone! Today I am doing the beauty blogger tag, I was nomintated by Francesca who runs the fairfranblog (link here) …. definitley go and check her out she has some really great posts!

So onto the questions..
1. What is your favourite sweet treat? I am obsessed with butterkist sweet popcorn!
2. What brand has impressed you so far this year? I would have to say Makeup Revolution they are my favourite brand and they never fail to impress me with their amazing quality and value for money.
3. What is your favourite foundation? Rimmel lasting perfection.. I have tried a couple of others but I always seem to come back to this one.. in the shade 001 light porcalain of course haha because I’m so pale *sigh*
4. Who is your favourite youtuber? I love Kathleen lights and Carli bybel for the makeup and beauty side, but I have also been loving Mika Francis’ channel.. she has some really great videos and I love her style.
5. What is your favourite skin care brand? I love Soap and Glorys skincare range.. I use their Vitamin C facial wash religiously.. it makes my skin feel amazing!
6. What one beauty item do you wish for more than anything? All of the urban decay palettes 🙈

7. What one destination do you dream of going to? I’d love to visit America, Australia.. basically anywhere sunny please!
8. If you could only wear one makeup item, what would it be? Rimmel brow this way.. my eyebrows are invisible without it. But then again without mascara my eyelashes are also invisible so…
9.How long have you been blogging? I started blogging in august 2015.

10. Have you/do you or would you ever have aspirations to start a youtube channel? I already have a channel.. here

Thankyou again for tagging me Francesca.. here are the people I nominate:

Paigealiciabeauty

Annies Beauty

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And my questions:
1. What is your favourite thing to blog about?
2. If you had to only ever use one makeup brand what would it be?
3. Favourite beauty youtuber?
4. What is your favourite makeup look to do on yourself?
5. Favourite lip product?

6. What is the best skincare tip you have revieced or heard of?
7. False nails or natural nails?
8. Blush or bronzer?
9. What is your favourite blush to use?

10. What is your most cherished beauty product?

I have to admit, I am a little bit rubbish at doing tags, usually I’m busy and I forget to do them!

 

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☽R A G G E D!☾

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I have been so inspired by the brand ‘The Ragged Priest’ recently,  I just love all of the pieces in their collection. I made a mood board with some of the pieces from their shop that I have been loving.

Sweetdreams mom jean (here) Make believe crop top (here) Bow crop top (here)

The jeans are hand painted which I think is amazing and they are super cute too! I am in love with these and I have been looking for some mom jeans for ages, unfortunately I can not afford to pay £95 *cries*

The next picture is just wow! I love both the top and skirt they are amazing. Sometimes when I go clothes shopping I have no idea what I am looking for but I feel like when I go onto the Ragged Priest website I just want everything!

The bow crop top is actually listed as ‘bow tits top’ but I didn’t call it that above as that wouldn’t be very lady like of me hahaha… I really like this one but its not something I would wear myself because I just know by looking at it that it wouldn’t suit me, but I just had to add it in anyway because I really like it!

*TIP* If you are ever so slightly skint like me but also love expensive brands like the ragged priest or others, search them on depop, I found this recently and I am addicted! YOURE WELCOME!

Do you like the Ragged Priest? Which pieces have you been loving recently?

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♡ Fashion Staples- The Leather Backpack! ♡

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Remember in one of my other posts when I said I just couldn’t justify buying another bag? Well… lets just forget I said that.

Behold- The black leather backpack. I have been searching for the perfect one for a while now and when I spotted this in Primark last week I just had to have it! It is perfect, I prefer zip ones and finally I found the perfect one for me, and for only £10! The fact that it is black means that it goes with basically any outfit which is always a plus. The front pocket of the backpack is perfect for keeping essentials in like any makeup I might need, lip balm, hair clips, hand sanitizer etc.

The size of the back compartment is perfect and fits everything I need in, but still keeps its shape when its not filled up with loads of stuff. Oh and I obviously had to add a pom pom keychain onto the zip because I am completely obsessed with them. I cant help it I already have 3 and I still want more.

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You can find a similar backpack to this at boohoo.com here or if you prefer the drawstring type here. I have also seen them in shops like H&M and New Look. I can already tell this is going to be a staple for me over these next few months, I’ve used it so much already!

I love backpacks which is weird because I never really liked them when I was at school! What do you think, do you like backpacks or prefer handbags?

 

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