Everyday Go To Make Up | Back To School

Hey Dolls,

Hope you are all well!

This post goes out to all the little beauties out there who have recently started back to school or those looking for a quick and easy go to daily makeup. The reason I dedicate it for all the youngun’s out there is because my 15 year old sister has recently started back and described how the teachers are stripping young teenagers of their individuality and unique personalities away.

Going round class by class with nail polish remover and makeup remover and saying only natural coloured hair is allowed. I see the point and how it should be about the education not what you look like, but I also feel that making it about no makeup, no hair, no expression, is going to do the complete opposite to the teenagers in education.

Uniform is in place to ensure that everyone is wearing the same thing to minimise bullying, but every teenager needs an outlet for expression. I don’t what I would have done without a little bit of makeup in school because I suffered with horrid acne, and without that cover up I probably wouldn’t have wanted to leave the house.

I feel education is most important and towards the end of my educational period at my particular school, the education deteriorated and so did my motivation. One of my classes was a complete joke, with one teacher teaching two different levels at the same time, and my complaints led to me having to take time out of my time out of school hours to get the lessons I should have had during school hours.

So instead of focusing on how girls apply their makeup and spending the money on removers, how about focusing on ensuring teachers and students are thriving to do the best they can do? There should be limit on how much makeup is worn, obviously it would be unacceptable to walk in with full on clubbing makeup during the day, but a little bit of creativity could just help someone find themselves. Hell, thats what your teenage years are for! So I am going to show how I wear my makeup when I can’t be bothered or when I going for a more natural and pretty looks..

First things first…. The products. image-7So here I have (In order of application after moisturiser and primer – will not cover the application of my eyebrows)

ELF Cover Stick concealer in Ivory £1.95

NYC 14hr Long Lasting Foundation in Classic Ivory £3.99

Maybelline Super Stay Waterproof Powder in Ivory £5.99

Natural Collection Blusher in Pink Cloud £1.99

-Calvin Klien Cream Eye Shadow In Snake Skin Silver (Poundland)

MUA Matte Eye Shadow Palette in Ever After (Using shades Bare and Smoke) £4.00

MUA Eye Shadow Palette in Heaven & Earth (Using shades Amber Dune)

Essence Waterproof Mascara in Black. £2.50

ELF Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Pink Lemonade £1.95

My point was great coverage for a flawless, glowing skin for those who suffer with acne or those pesky imperfections (I still do, so please don’t let it worry you, just make sure you find a really good skin care routine, if you want me to share mine just let me know). You don’t want to piss off you teachers either, so ensure you pick a foundation that really suits your skin colour. I am a rather pale person so I have to swatch with the testers before I buy.

For this look as well, you don’t want to apply tonnes of everything. No Tarantula eyelashes and unfortunately no statement lips.

So a super quick run down of my application.

I used the ELF coverstick to cover my imperfections whether they be large pore or blemishes. Before blending I then applied my NYC foundation. You want to ensure you blend down the neck, towards your hairline and by the ears (we don’t want the lines). It feels slightly heavy but don’t worry about using one or the other if you don’t have those imperfections on your skin, this is about making you look as natural as possible. Dabbing the powder on with my powder brush to start with as to ensure that the base we applied isn’t smudged nor moved around the face the way we don’t want to do. Once that has done, nice gentle circles to finish the application to just finish covering any shines. If you like the dewy look and are comfortable with it – go with it, i’m just very much a powder finish gal.

Then with a cheeky smile gentle apply the blusher on the apples of your cheeks. The great thing about the Natural Collection blusher is that is doesn’t look heavy, you very much have to build the colour up step by step which is great for achieving the natural look. image-11 The Calvin Klien cream eyeshadow was a little bargain of mine and bought in multiple colours. The pigmentation is just perfect to use as a highlighter to heighten the eyes under the brow. Also is great for a little primer eyeshadow primer ;). I applied this with the light matte eyeshadow to bring back that natural finish. I added another MUA pale brown colour in the corners of my eyes, simply to add definition, but this doesn’t need to be done. Using the MUA Matte black shadow, I used this in place of my usual liquid liner. It softens the application just sightly widening the eyes, adding a very subtle definition. The Essence Black Mascara is very difficult to clump your lashes so again it will add a very subtle definition make you feel that bit more comfy (can’t leave the house without mascara). If you already have dark eyelashes, trying using a clear mascara just to add that pop. That way it will look even more natural. image-10 The lipstick is applied like a gloss as is absolutely perfect as it is close to my lip colour already. Matching the lip stick to your skin tone and lip colour is essential to complete the look. It adds confidence and just a little pop to your pout. image-8 image-9

I hope this helps those who struggle with their school. Take a selfie of your natural makeup and take me in them on twitter or Instagram so I can see! Good luck.

Goodbye for now xo

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Experiment | Letting Your Boyfriend Do Your Make Up

Hey guys.

 

If you are reading this post, I really would like to say thank you. I have put a lot of effort into blogging and looking at everyone who sends their blog links to me. I will always read, share and follow, especially on social networking – mainly Twitter. @writtenbytayla. But I will so been branching out into the world of Facebook and creating a page on there so keep a look out. 

Moving on swiftly…. the title of today’s blog pretty much speaks for it’s self. I have in fact let my boyfriend, Dan, take control of my face. He was willing to help me with a blog post and we came up with this as a way for him to get involved. 🙂 so grateful for his help and him supporting me.

So I gave him a list of what needs to be used, and for him to choose from my collection. Here is what he chose… 

 

*Disclaimer – sorry about the poor photos, it was a spur of the moment experiment and some bulbs in our house has unfortunately gone. 😦 *

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PrimerELF Mineral Infused

FoundationELF HD Mattifying Cream Foundation (oil free) PREVIOUS POST

-ConcealerELF Cover Stick

-PowderELF Booster

-BlushCover Girl (bought in USA in 2012)

-BrowsRimmel Pencil

-LinerEyeko PREVIOUS POST

-ShadowELF Palette 

-MascaraNYC Big Curl

-LipsBarry M PREVIOUS POST

Right so there is everything. I have linked up all the products and which products I have posted about previously with the link to that too, so you know where to find them with the prices. He didn’t know what he was picking – as he is clueless when it comes to makeup and products. So it was unintentional that the products he chose were ELF. But at least he picked the affordable products – not that I buy any other kind! This blog is all about the budget baby!

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So we have stage one – no makeup. Making the task even more difficult for him, I have unfortunately poor skin right now. Very red and a few angry looking spots. It happens sometimes no matter what products I am using to help. 

The only instruction I gave him was “make me look like you would be happy to be seen outside the house with me”. There was no particular occasion given, just he had to be happy to see my looking like this. 

He accepted his challenge and then began. As he was unsure of what products did what, the only thing I told him was what they were and what they were used for. He knew the basics – foundation covers the face and mascara the lashes, but primer was something he had not heard of. 

Applying the primer consisted of dragging his hands down my face – some what amusing for him.

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He applied my ELF primer and then went straight into the foundation. It was a cream foundation applies with the round sponge given and he covered. He then found the redness in my spots were too much for the foundation and applied the cover stick followed by the booster, Telling him the booster was to set the foundation into place otherwise I would slide around all greasy. (not cool)

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The Cover girl blush was almost all gone, so he struggled to apply this, but just applied in circular motion on the apples of my cheeks – just like a doll.

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Eyebrows – my poor poor eyebrows… 

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Eye shadow followed and he said “You where a lot of purple so I choose that”. My face was in shock. I am not a fan of bright purples on my eyes as I do suffer with dark shadows so I always appear to look like I have been punched in the face. He literally slabbed it on with no blending or other colour just a shocking purple. 

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He got extremely excited when he picked up my eyeliner and his eyes lit up. He knew what he wanted to do and there was no stopping him. I asked him to be gentle as eyeliners are my babies, and this one was received in my new BirchBox (review in my previous post). I felt the tip hit my temple and I knew I was screwed from that very moment. He was worried about applying the mascara as it was a really chunky brush, but he carried on and was careful. 

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The lipstick was applied just on my bottom lip and he asked me “rub my lips together” to spread the colour. 

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And then he was done. How beautiful, right?

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From there, what I decided to do was use the exact products again and create my own look and show him how it is really done. I am not a professional makeup artist, and the lighting is rubbish because my bedroom light bulb went, so I am sorry about that, but I used the tools I had and carried on. 

Here is my step by step picture timeline…

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I think I prefer my look, and have no intention of letting him do my makeup again. Unless I was joining the circus… 

 

Would you let your partner loose with your makeup and your face? I challenge you do this and share your pics with me on Twitter. Might have a cheeky giveaway if I get enough sent to me and get Dan to choose the winner 🙂 If I have a few entries before the end of the week I will go ahead with the prize. 

You must follow my twitter to enter.

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Twitter – @writtenbytayla

 

 

xo

NYC | Lips

Hey There Ladies!

 

As you can see, this evening I have been playing around with my blog, New Year,New start and all that jazz!! I am rather fond of it now, and totally feeling the new look. Sorry about the selfies in the new header, just trying to keep updated, and showing off a couple of my makeup looks. As you can tell my looks are kept simple and natural during the day, and I am pretty sure that a few my followers have noticed that in previous posts, I have applied the eye makeup a little bit more generously on a night out or for an occasion 😉 hehe.

Today I am going to tell you guys all about a sneaky purchase from last month. 

I am definitely not one for lipsticks, especially bright ones, but if I am going to take my love for makeup seriously, I thought I needed to calm it down and stop buying things exercise this love and spend spend spend. So, I thought it was time to experiment and try something new so I took the risk and bought an outrageous colour – Well it is to me anyway. 

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This particular colour is Shade 405, Blue Rose

The colour goes on extremely smoothly, and for the bargain cost of £1.99 I really do not mind reapplying it a couple of times. NYC is available for us Brits in Superdrug stores but I know that Walmart stock NYC in the US. I only know this because, after a couple of trips to the wonderful world of America, I bought many NYC products. I will be eternally grateful to Walmart for introducing me to NYC makeup products. Such amazing value for the products.

When I get paid, I most definitely will be venturing back to Superdrug to purchase more shades! They are also available online, if you local store doesn’t stock them. 

 

Today has also been the first full day of restarting my diet. Over Christmas it is always like this…

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 Does anyone else agree?! I am still attending Slimming World and because of this, my weight gain over the xmas period was 1/2lb!!! I am so proud of myself!

 

My little treat for tonight was… 

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Berries – Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries! topped with a single meringue (I have syned this) and some powered sweetener to remove that bitter and sharp taste. So full and was soooo delish!! Normally I top with a Muller Light yoghurt but I ran out of them 😦

What are your favourite healthy treat when trying to get trim?

 

xo