Recently, I've been venturing out to the darker lips - particularly purple toned lips. Nothing I've ever really given a whirl before but I'm well and truly on the purple lips wagon. It can add so much density, confidence and all round kick ass look to any makeup look, outfit and will kit you up for a kick ass night out, photoshoot or even dinner if you get a kick ass formula.
Fashion, Makeup and Music are just a few of many ways that we can express ourselves as individuals. Finding your own sense of style, 'look' and whole persona in the clothes / makeup department is always stressful. It's so easy to just follow the trends of what everyone else is wearing and what is 'fashionable then'. It really is something that comes 'naturally' but there are a few tips that I've found along the whole journey of growing up which has really committed to me finding my own sense of style...
Any fellow Anna fans in the house? I know I'm raising my hand right now. Anna, Anna, Anna... the babe-est of the babes. I literally can't get enough of her content from her blog, let alone her youtube channel. My that girl can edit *raises hand for a cheeky high five moment*. When it comes to her recommendations she pretty much kicks ass all round. There have obviously been quite a few VDM influenced shopping extravaganzas but, who is complaining? Not me (*cough* my bank account *cough*).
So when it comes to Pore Primers, Preppers and Minimisers it seems as though good ole Benefit were first to the game with the Benefit Porefessional. With many other brands getting excited at the prospect of gaining some what a proportion of Benefit's success by launching their own Pore Minimiser / Refiner / "goodbye waver" - who would turn it down... right? Dr Brandt's Pores No More formula suggests so.
This ones to all your fellow beauty bloggers out there that go through the struggles of doing endless 'birds eye, perfectly arranged shots' then end up having a mascara roll around the place. Or you kick ass bloggers that do endless lipstick swatches for your latest 'bright lip edit'. Or those ever so snazzy swatches that linger on the back of your hand when you've popped to the shop to get your iced coffee. We've all been there, we've all got the dodgy looks and we've all got the cringe worthy moments tattooed in our head. Over the months I've been running this little corner of the internet, I've also been watching lots of tips and tricks videos from the best and all in all I've picked up a few tricks that you ladies will all find pretty darn useful... *crosses fingers*
Now I dunno about you but I'm a complete sucker for a good foundation and it would be a rare occurrence for me to go a day without rocking some. When it comes to foundations, I go through it like no tomorrow. Fear not, I don't cake it on like batter but I like to use my fair share and get a decent coverage - therefore a drugstore foundation is key otherwise I'll be bursting the bank. Revlon absolutely kick out all competition when it comes to their foundations, so let's see which one may suit you more?
Well, I dunno about you but I'm a complete sucker for a good Youtube Catch Up binge, and well Blogging... That's another story. When it comes to getting some quick tips, tricks and having a giggle at the same time Amelia has it covered. She's the babe-est of the babes, and will have you craving chicken, chocolate and half the aisles of every beauty store in the city. I've been #feelingspendy and splurging on some good ole loves from Amelia, so let's see whether I agree...
Loyalty cards, something we always get asked if we want for that so called 'one off' discount every time we go shopping. Although I'm still waiting on Zara to have some kind of loyalty card, or Topshop for that matter - I'm pretty darn happy with some of the cards I have got.
With spots, everyone has them or has had them. Whether you're a 13 year old girl or a 40 year old guy, it makes no difference. It's not so much the way they look - but more so the way they seem, make you feel and knock your confidence. I find that I just feel so much worse about myself, my makeup doesn't go on as well and all in all it just sucks... lets be honest. But, in a serious urge to fight off those bad boys I went to good ole trusty Origins and picked up Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel.
Recently the whole 'Blogger and Youtube-r' thing has just gone absolutely crazy. Whether that be the subscription levels going through the roof, or youtubers creating their own products and doing it as a full time job or the amount of hate that people are dishing out whether that be trolls, your everyday bob from down the road or leading journalists. It seems as though the reason for 'blogging' and 'youtubing' has lost it's 'edge', I guess you could say. The enjoyment levels just aren't the same. So here's a question, if you're a blogger - why do you do it?
Being the true beauty blogger / addict / obsessive / weirdo that I am, I've been trialling and testing a lot of products over the last few months and there have been some products that have really stood out to me. Some maybe more on the lazy side of things, some more on the pamper side of things and some maybe a little pick me up. But all within their own rights damn right awesome.
It's not often that you see the word 'style' pop up on my little corner of the internet. That's most probably down to the fact that I'm no fashion expert, nor no 'style' expert either. When it comes to my individual 'brand' or fashion sense, it's all very office chic, very sophisticated and very 'Brook'. It's one of those fashion senses that you couldn't easily slip on a pair of jeans, a t shirt and your good ole trusty pair of converse. More that of a black skinny jean, pair of loafers, trusty smart top, statement necklace and a kick ass statement jacket. Nothing more, nothing less. Just me.
After popping off to the hairdressers this weekend, I've lost an inch or so off the ends. Which if you are anything like me, any inch which comes off your hair feels as though it's multiplied by 10. But a new trim only calls for new products and a new routine... right? So, here's what products have made the cut *pats self on back for such an awful (read: kick ass) pun* and are taming my lengths into all kinds of texture-y goodness. Oh yeah.
If you're a prepared and admittedly a late riser, then I can only imagine you'll be having the whole fake eyelash extensions, HD brows and fake tan thang going on - which hats off to you. It's a goodie. But when it comes to getting up late, I'm all about bases. There's nothing worse than walking out the front door in a rush and not quite knowing whether you're rocking the 'I Woke Up Like Dis' base, or you're quite literally looking like a typical Bridget Jones that's been dragged through a bush backwards. Therefore, having a kit of bases that take hardly any time will just secure that you're hopefully looking like the first option rather than the later one.