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Would You Rather? Beauty Edition

Because I don’t do enough tags on my blog I thought I’d do a beauty would you rather! I love any kind of would you rather, I think they’re so funny.

1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

I’d definitely want to keep my eyeshadow palettes, the majority of my high end stuff is eyeshadows.

2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

It sounds ridiculous but my head is so huge I’d look so awful with no hair whatsoever! I’d rather never cut it again than have nothing.

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

Probably a coral, I don’t often wear blusj because my cheeks are very naturally red.

4.) If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

This one is hard because if I had $1000 I’d spend some on makeup and some on clothe sbut if I had to choose I’d probably say clothes.

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

Probably eyeliner as lipstick, black lips are in fashion now! If I could pull it off is a different matter…

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

I’ve never shopped at Sephora because I’ve never been to America so I would say MAC.

7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

I usually use the same lipstick so i’d just stick with that. And if I had to choose a lipstick to wear forever it would be Whirl by MAC.
8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?

Luckily we don’t get much of a summer in UK so I could wear winter clothes all year!

9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Bright nails, I’m not cool and vampy enough to have dark nails!

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

This one is so tricky but I couldn’t bare to give up my Naked palette so it would have to be lip.

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

I’ve never been able to perfect the messy bun and I live in pony tails so this one is easy. I’d stick with a ponytail.

12.) Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?

I don’t like lipgloss that much because of how sticky it is so I’d happily give that up.

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?

My eyebrows are an integral part of my face so I think I’d have to Sharpie them in everyday! Could I use a brown Sharpie or would it have to be black?

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

I don’t paint my nails that often because I’m not very good at doing them and I love makeup so I’d live without nail polish.

I tag everybody reading to do this, I look forward to seeing them!

With all my love, from Lucy

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Summery Copper Makeup Look

I always associate copper eyeshadow with autumn and winter, the whole copper eyes and berry lips thing, but I was just mucking about with my makeup and trying new looks and I came up with this and I thought it was perfect for summer.

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This MUA palette is my go-to in summer for a few reasons, it is the only eyeshadow palette I own that has bright shades in and I think summer is the perfect time for experimenting with colour and because some of the eyeshadows aren’t very pigmented it gives a lovely sheen of colour because what they lack in colour they make up for in shimmer! I’m not even kidding, the simmer shadows in here are SO shimmery!

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I used this lovely, rich copper shade all over the lid with a slightly lighter pinkier toned shade in the first half of my eye to brighten it up. Then in the crease, I just used this simple matte camel colour.

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In the photo, they colours look more gold and less copper than in real life but it still looks very pretty!

The same as pretty much all the makeup looks I do, this is something that could be worn anywhere. Does anyone else have days you just feel like doing your makeup nicely?!

 

With all my love, from Lucy

 

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Simple Cleansing Lotion Review

Recently in UK it has been so hot. Which means I have been incredibly sweaty (gross, I know) and wearing makeup probably isn’t the best thing for my skin.

As well as using my usual micellar water to take my makeup off, I have been using the Simple cleansing lotion to make sure my skin is completely rid of any dirt and remaining sweat!

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I have absolutely fallen in love with this! It is quite fascinating to see how much dirt is left on your skin after using just your cleanser, especially after being all sweaty. I’ve found that this cleanses your face really nicely but doesn’t dry out your skin- quite the opposite actually, this is so lovely on your face and i find it acts as a moisturizer as well. If you have quite dry skin you might still need a moisturizer but if you have oily/combination skin like me this is great!

I would 100% recommend this if you’re looking for a new cleanser for a good price.

With all my love, from Lucy

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Review

The only makeup remover I have ever used is the Garnier Simply Essentials Makeup Remover, which I reviewed here. But Garnier Micellar Water is so famous I thought I’d try it out.

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I got the version for sensitive and combination skin, I don’t think my skin is sensitive but it is definitely combination. It says it mattifies and I would second that, it completely takes away the oil that I get on my nose and forehead but without drying out my skin.

I really like the fact that it comes in a 400ml bottle which will last forever and you hardly need any on your cotton pad. It also feels as if it is doing something good to your skin. As well as taking makeup off perfectly, it cleanses your face and makes it feel so clean!

I would definitely recommend this if you are looking for a good, affordable makeup remover/ cleanser.

With all my love, from Lucy

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1 Eyeshadow Makeup Look

I rarely use more than 2 or 3 eyeshadows when I’m doing my makeup, but I thought I’d make it even quicker and easier and only use 1.

I actually love how it turned out so I thought I’d show it to you.


All you have to do is pack an eyeshadow all over your lid and blend blend blend! Then if you want it a bit smokier and darker you just pack a bit more on and blend. I used the shade Toasted from the naked palette which I think is really perfect for spring because it isn’t too dark or heavy.

With all my love, from Lucy

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NYX Tame & Frame Vs Benefit Ka-Brow

A few months back, in Blogmas, I did a review of Ka-Brow by Benefit which you can have a look at here. I have it because one of my friends bought it and didn’t like it so she gave it to me to try- I really liked it, I found it worked perfectly for me. But the time has come for it to dry up and start running out and I didn’t fancy spending £20 so I bought Tame & Frame by NYX for £6!

I’ve tried both so I thought I would do a little comparison for you.

Starting with the packaging, I much prefer the NYX one. Compared to the almost tacky, over the top Benefit packaging the NYX one looks quite classy and simplistic- which I like. But Ka-Brow does come with a little brush which gives them bonus points.

Both formulas are incredible similar and the two shades (Espresso from NYX and 04 from Benefit) are pretty much exactly the same. Both come in a good range of shades, although Benefit has one more shade.

The one main difference in these two products is the price. I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the two if it wasn’t for the packaging, the formals are that similar. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were actually the exact same. Scandalous!

I don’t really see the point in paying £20 for something if you can get the same stuff for only £6 so if you are looking into buying the Ka-Brow because you’ve heard it is good (which it is but Tame & Frame is just as good) go to your nearest NYX counter!

With all my love, from Lucy

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Lacura Beauty Magic Curl Mascara

A few months ago I wrote this post about the Lacura Beauty concealer pen which is sold in Aldi. As I was doing a food shop with my mum I saw that they did 2 mascaras. I desperately need a new mascara and I love the concealer so I thought I’d try it out. Even if it’s not brilliant it was only £2.50!

As well as the Magic Curl mascara they had a volumizing one. I went for the curl because I’m not the biggest fan of lots of volume on my lashes, I’d much rather have length and curl.

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I don’t like the packaging at all, I think it looks really cheap and a bit tacky. I’m quite surprised as the concealer from Lacura comes in a really sleek black tube that looks really fancy. I do love the wand of this though, it is slightly curved which I find helps get all of your eye lashes and I assume it helps curl as well.

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Although it is a little clumpy I think it works wonders on length! I would totally recommend this if you are looking for a mascara on a budget because this is worth way more than £2.50! If the volumizing mascara is anything like this one I would recommend that for people who like a bit more volume.

I will definitely be trying more products from Lacura Beauty, let me know if you have and if they live up to my raves!

With all my love, from Lucy