Makeup of The Day // New Foundation!

Hi Guys,

Another apology is due, I’ve been super busy at work recently but I’m here this weekend!  This is going to be my first impression on a foundation that I’ve had in my draws for a while but haven’t used.  It’s the Benefit Better Than BB cream.  I have it in the shade 01 fair (naturally as I’m pale as a ghost).  The coverage is very light being a BB cream but still covers up the majority of big imperfections.  I’m enjoying using this foundation as I’m finding the weather a little too hot for my double wear.

The foundation goes on as a cream but then turns to a light powder on the skin so doesn’t need much setting, I just set it with some Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder in my T zone as I’m oily. 

  
Sorry for my eyebrows… I’m getting them done this week hopefully if my eyebrow stylist can get me in! 🙂 

This is a very simple look using the Naked 3 palette as I’m stuck on the sofa with a pulled back today but wanted to get ready to make myself feel a bit better 🙂 

  
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and wherever you are it is sunny and bright! 

  
Love

Rhia xo

Sexy Mother Pucker // Review // MOTD and my first MUA experience?!

Hi Guys!!

So some good news first! I will be able to post much more now as I don’t have to revise anymore… I PASSED MY EXAM! Which means onwards and upwards to the second year 😀

This post is going to be a few different things in one, a MOTD that I did on Thursday, a review on a new lip gloss I got on Thursday and also a sneak preview into my first MUA experience which I’m going to do a whole post about a little later on.

Starting off with the review.  My lovely husband got me a lip gloss on Thursday which is the Soap and Glory’s “Sexy Mother Pucker” in the shade “Pink Apricot” (here)

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I’m not one for lip glosses but I was super curious about this as it’s made by Soap and Glory as I love their products.  The colour is very translucent on the lips and gives a wash of a pinky-peach, If I was to wear this out I would pair it with a lipstick underneath.  The swatches below are without any other lip products on.

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I found that the product did “plump” my lips as described but not a great deal.  The stinging isn’t unpleasant more of a tingling unlike some other products that claim to do the same “plumping” action.

Overall this is a nice lip gloss and I will definitely be trying it out with some other lipsticks underneath in the weeks to come.

The second part of this post is my MOTD,  I went for a very glittery-shimmery look compared to my usual matte preference but I decided I wanted something with the wow factor for the day of my exam to make me feel better.

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  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Doublewear
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder
  • Bronzer – Benefit Perfect 10 and Hoola
  • Blush – Clinique Pink Love
  • Highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
  • Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Naked 2, Mac Pigment in Frost, Mac Glitter in Reflects Gold and MUA Pressed Eyeshadow in Oyster.
  • Eyeliner – Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner in black and Benefit BadGal Eyeliner in Black
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black
  • Eyebrows – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in Light
  • Lashes – Red Cherry WSP and Duo Dark Lash Adhesive
  • Lips – Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Pink Apricot

I hope you enjoy this makeup look, it’s quite bold for the every day but paired with a nude lip I think it makes it wearable in the day time.

Finally a sneak peek of my first MUA experience, one of my beautiful best friends asked me to do the makeup for her wedding, here’s a quick photo of the blushing bride (*hint* to the colours we used)

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I can’t wait to see some more photos of her as I didn’t manage to get any on the day myself as I had a phone malfunction!

Hope you enjoyed this post and you are all having a great weekend.

Love

Rhia xo

Makeup of the Day // Dark Glittery Eye

Hi Guys!

I know it’s been a while since I posted one of these but at the moment my phone is broken (boohoo!) so the phone i’m using currently is terrible for selfies!

Today’s makeup look is cool toned eyeshadow look with a pop of golden glitter.

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  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Primer – L’Oreal Infallible Matte Primer and Smashbox Photofinish Primer Water
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear
  • Bronzer – Benefit Perfect 10 and Benefit Hoola
  • Blush – Benefit Dandelion
  • Highligher – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone and MUA Undressed Highlighter (never enough highlight!)
  • Eyeshadows – Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, MAC Reflects Gold Glitter, MAC Frost Pigment and MAC Painterly Paintpot
  • Eyeliner – Benefit BAD GAL eyeliner, Maybelline Express Liner and Lancome Art Liner
  • Mascara – MAC Studio Sculpt Lash and Benefit they’re real
  • Lashes – DUO dark lash adhesive and Red Cherry WSP lashes
  • Brows – MUA Brow Mascara in Midbrown
  • Lips – MAC Whirl liner and MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

This look is inspired by me finding my MAC reflects gold glitter recently at the back of my draws as I wanted to try it out with a darker makeup look.  I also did a makeup trial on one of my gorgeous friends for her wedding next week which was really exciting!!

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Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Again sorry for the picture quality! 😦

Love

Rhia xo

Makeup of the Day // Hen Party Look

Hi Guys!

Here is todays (well yesterdays) makeup of the day, I went out in the evening to one of my lovely friends hen parties as she is getting married next month.  I also brought the Smashbox Primer water (I will be doing a post on it in the next couple of days) and was eyeing up some videos on the Urban Decay Naked Smokey – I CAN’T WAIT! Anyone else as excited as I am about the prospect of another naked palette?! I use mine to death! ❤

 
Anyway this is the beautiful bride to be and myself at dinner! I’m going to be doing her makeup for her wedding which is a huuuuuuge honour for me 😀

  (lets excuse my bushy brows, i’m getting them done soon!)

  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Primer – L’Oreal Infallable Matte
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder
  • Brows – Stila Stay All Day Pen and MUA Brow Mascara
  • Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Naked 3, Mac Pigment in Icey (I think?)
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
  • Eyeliner – Lancome Artliner, Benefit Bad Gal Liner and Maybelline Express Liner
  • Blusher – Benefit Dandelion
  • Bronzer – Benefit 10 and Hoola
  • Lips – Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft
  • Lashes – Red Cherry WSP and Duo Dark Eyelash Adhesive
  • Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone and MUA Baked Highlighter
  • Setting Spray – Smashbox Primer Water 

  
I curled my hair with the NuMe reverse curling wand as usual and set it with Bed Head hair Spray.

Also to everyone in the United Kingdom, Happy Fathers Day! I spent the afternoon at my parents house and I baked a cake for my daddy! 

 
Love

Rhia xo 

Day Out // Makeup of the Day

Hi Guys!

So something a little bit different today, I’m sharing my day with you as well as my MOTD.  Today was my husbands birthday so we went out for dinner at a restaurant near us called The Wollaton, the food was amazing and the service was perfect.  If anyone is in the Wollaton area of Nottingham I would thoroughly recommed going there as the food is phenominal.

   
  (Sorry for the non meat-eaters out there!!)

I wore a lovely dress from Elsies Attic which was lilac with birds all over it, along with a raspberry pink petticoat and heels in the same colour.  I actually just brought this for a friends wedding but I was so excited when it arrived today that I had to put it on straight away! 🙂

  

Now for the MOTD bit of this post.  As it was Adams birthday today I gave him the choice in makeup and he chose blue (of course the colour that I have the least eyeshadows of!)
 

  •  Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder
  • Brows – Stila Stay All Day 24hr Brow 
  • Eyeshadow – Naked 2 and MUA Blue Shadow
  • Eyeliner – Stila 24hr Waterproof eyeliner in Bora Bora and Lancome Artliner
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
  • Lashes – Eylure Katy Perry Kapow and Duo Dark Lash Adhesive
  • Blush – Benefit Dandelion
  • Bronzer – Benefit Hoola
  • Highlighter – MUA Undressed
  • Lips – MAC Velvet Teddy and Wirl Lipliner

  
Next time I will go back to something I am more comfortable with as this is totally out of my comfort zone as I prefer neutrals and warmer toned looks.

Love

Rhia xo

Makeup of the Day // Winged Liner and Bold Lip

Hi Guys!

Sorry this isn’t a very interesting post today, I’m having a lovely day relaxing with my best friend Elle.  Tomorrows post is going to be more interested, I promise! ❤

Todays MOTD is a plain brownish creased eyeshadow with a winged liner and dark lips.

  
I’ve found a new way to do my liner with the lancome artliner and a brush which is amazing (although it takes a bit of time!)

  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime Translucent setting powder
  • Eyeshadow – Naked 3 palette, Dior silver eyeshadow for the inner corner
  • Eyeliner – Lancome Artliner in Black
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
  • Lashes – Red Cherry WSP and Duo Lashglue in Dark
  • Blusher – Benefit Dandelion
  • Bronzer – Benefit Hoola
  • Highlighter – MUA Highlighter
  • Lips – Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft
  • Brows – MUA Brow mascara in Mid Brown (sorry they need waxing!)

  
Tomorrow i’m going to do a tutorial on winged liner so keep an eye out! 🙂 

Love 

Rhia xo

Makeup of the day // Review // ABH Liquid Lips and Lancome Artliner

Hi Guys!

Todays post is a bit of a MOTD and a bit of a review.  I’ve recently gotten the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Craft (which is just amazing!) and rediscovered an old eyeliner that I forgot I had brought a while ago now.  This means i’ll be doing a mini review on the new products in todays MOTD.

This look was for a meal out with the family to celebrate my Grandads birthday 🙂

  
As I did such a bold lip I decided to pair it with a simple eye look (well simple for me) and this was the perfect chance to play with my new gel liner which is Artliner by Lancome.  I had the miniture pot of this a while ago from my momma and must have brought a full sized one before moving into my flat, so as I was doing a bit of clearing through my cupboards this weekend I found a full sized, brand new sealed one!  It comes in a pit and needs to be applied with an angled eyeliner brush.  The formulation is very creamy and a lot nicer to use compared to some other ones I have used (for example the maybelline gel liner).

  

  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Primer – L’Oreal Infallible Matte Primer
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder
  • Brows – Benefit Browzings
  • Eyeshadows – Urban Decay Naked 2 and Mac Pigment in Museum Bronze
  • Eyeliner – Lancome Artliner in black, Natural Collection white eyeliner
  • Highlighter  – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
  • Blush – Benefit Rockature
  • Bronzer – Benefit Hoola
  • Lipstick – Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft
  • Lashes – Red Cherry WSP

Tools – NARS Ita, Real Techniques Brushes and Beauty Blender.

My hair was styled with the NuMe reverse curling wand, set for 10minutes then brushed out to create a smoother and more natural wave (then hairsprayed within an inch of its life!).

  
Hope you are all having a lovely weeked, I sure am as i’ve got a week off starting now. 🙂

Love

Rhia xo

My morning skincare routine! // Including MOTD

Hi Guys!

Sorry that posts have been one every other day instead of every day, i’ve got my wisdom teeth coming through at the moment and they’re torture! (if anyone has any remedies for tooth ache i’m all ears!) ❤

Anyway this blog post is about my skin care routine and what products I use in the morning.
As soon as I wake up in the morning I go and brush my teeth, I know a lot of people usually eat breakfast first but I never eat breakfast so I go and do that.  Then I go and sit at my vanity table which is in my bedroom.  
 

 The first product I use is the garnier micellar water for combination skin, this is a clenser which is very kind to the skin and eyes so it is great for a quick freshen up inthe morning.  As I have a seperate routine for the evening (to be on the blog soon!) all of my makeup is already removed from the day before but I feel like it really refreshes my face and begins to wake me up.  (sorry about the image blurriness, i’m pretty sure it wasn’t blurry on my phone!)

  
Next I use a hydrating toner by Lancome to wake me up a bit more and to tone my face.  This toner is a little bit stronger than tyhe micellar water but I find that it is really helpful to tone my face twice daily.

   
 

After toning I then moisturise, I use the lancome hydrazen moisturiser (I have already mentioned in a previous post that I have a lot of sample pots of this!) all over my face and neck, I always apply the moisturiser all the way down my neck as I have quite dry skin there and I find that my foundation really clings to it if I miss this step.  Finally I apply the soap and glory make yourself youthful eye cream under my eyes.  I don’t have any eye bags just yet but it doesn’t hurt to start early 😉 

After all of this (I promise it’s much quicker when I’m doing it) I then go on to do my makeup!

Heres my MOTD picture, just a quick one from yesterday as my face is super swollen from my wisdom teeth 😦

Hope you are all having a great monday!

Love

Rhia xo

❤ 

Makeup of the Day // First Impression on Lashes

Hi Guys!

Sorry I haven’t done a MOTD look in a few days, it’s been super busy at work and I’ve got a major exam coming up next month which is stressing me out to the max!

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This look is just something I knocked together in a few minutes to go to dinner at my parents house this evening as I’ve been at work and revising all afternoon.  I used the Naked 3 palette to make a pinky-nudey look with a darker lip.  This is also the first time that I have used these new lashes from Red Cherry in the style WSP and I am in LOOOOOVE!! I am loving the natural but dramatic look of these lashes!!

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  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime Translucent Setting Powder
  • Blusher – MUA Whipped Blush and Benefit Rockature
  • Highligher – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
  • Eyeshadow – Naked 3 Palette
  • Eyeliner – Maybelline Liner Express in Black
  • Eyebrows – MUA Brow Mascara in Mid Brown
  • Lips – Mac Cyber mixed with Mac Velvet Teddy

I hope you enjoy this look and these lashes! They’re beeeeaut…. I’m not sure they’re going to over take my 43’s which are my all time favorite eyelashes but we shall see!

Bonus picture of me and my kitty Apollo!
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Love

Rhia

Makeup of the Day // Gold Foil and Nude Lip

Hi Guys!

I know this is generally a theme with me, but I can’t resist a golden shimmery eye with a nude lip!  This look is for going to meet some friends that I haven’t seen in over a year now for lunch and I want to look bright eyed and awake not like I didn’t go to sleep till almost 2am!

Today I am wearing my Black Milk A-Sassy-Nation with a black low cut Maxi Dress from Boohoo and a pair of black biker boots.

  

  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime Translucent Setting Powder
  • Blusher – Benefit Rockature
  • Bronzer – Benefit Hoola 
  • Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
  • Eyebrows – MUA Brow mascara
  • Eyeshadows – Makeup Revolution Foil shadow and Naked 2 Palette
  • Eyeliners – Natural Collection White Eyeliner and MUA Felt Tip Liner
  • Lips – Mac Whirl and Twig lipstick
  • Lashes – Red Cherry 43s and Duo Dark lash adhesive
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real

Tools Used – Real Technique Brushes, Beauty Blender and the NARS Ita brush

  
I really enjoyed doing this look and I feel that this is going to be my favorite new go-to look for the weekends.  The Makeup Revolution foiled shadows are great, the texture is a little weird and found that I had to set it a little bit with some similar coloured eyeshadow but for the price it isn’t too bad!

My hair is styled by Elle as she is a braid QUEEN. ❤

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are now winding down for the week coming up!  Bonus cat picture included 😉 

  
Love 

Rhia xo