The Liquid Lipsticks Hype

Hey guys,

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I have noticed there has been a huge craze on liquid lipsticks and think this happened when Kylie Jenner brought out hers. I have joined the hype and bought some to see what the craze is all about. So far, so good.

The first two I bought were the NYX Lingerie lipsticks in the colours Lipli12 and Lipli02. I have to say I am impressed! The first time I wore one of these was for a night out and it stayed on all night, I barely had to touch it up. Usually on nights out I have to constantly keep topping up but I didn’t need to for this! They have a range of colours and they are very affordable. I have never bought anything from NYX but when it moved into my local boots it has now become one of my favourite make up brands.

Another one that I purchased was the Borjois liquid lipstick in the colour velvet. This only has a matte finish, so it doesn’t dry completely like the NYX versions. I love this colour as it goes with a lot of my make up looks. However I found that it didn’t stay on for as long as the others.

Due to Autumn coming up, I decided I wanted a more autumnal liquid lipstick, so I went and bought a Sleek one. Now this is more of a matte lip cream but I treat it like the same. I got this in the colour Vino Tinto and it is perfect for Autumn. This stays on for such a long time.

I love liquid lipsticks because they are so easy to apply, last ages and they are not sticky like most lipgloss.

I highly recommend you to try one! Which is your favourite?

Inspired Elegance xxx

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The Power of Makeup

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Whether you feel confident in your makeup or natural complexion, I am sure after reading this blog post and seeing these photos you’ll realise just how powerful makeup can be. 

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I have seen many bloggers and YouTubers talking about ‘The Power of Makeup’ and I was so excited to create it myself. I have a huge interest in makeup and I am always buying a new beauty product, experimenting with different looks and reading reviews and beauty blog posts.

I wanted to create this post for a number of reasons:

  1. To compare how I looked with and without makeup
  2. To show it is okay to wear makeup
  3. To show it is okay to not wear makeup
  4. To show the power of just a few beauty products

I feel like so many girls are judged everyday on how much makeup they wear or how little makeup. I think it is great to love your imperfections and I do let my family, boyfriend and close friends see me bare skinned. But also I feel a lot more confident in myself once I have applied my makeup. I feel pretty and happy.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. I really enjoyed showing ‘The Power of Makeup’. If you have done this post or video please comment your links below; I will look forward to reading them.

Inspired Elegance x  

 

 

 

January Favourites

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Hello lovelies,

I can’t believe it is February. That means I have officially completed dry January! My friends, family and boyfriend all thought I wouldn’t be able to do it. But I didn’t have a single drop of alcohol and I didn’t even miss it.

I had quite a few beauty products in January that I just couldn’t get enough of!

Urban Decay – Smoky Palette

My all time favourite during January was my Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette. I have started doing my eye make up quite dark lately and this palette has some gorgeous shades. I use the shades password, whiskey, combust and thirteen for a more natural look. I find the shades high, dirtysweet and radar go really well together. The dark colours in the middle of the palette create the perfect smoky eye. Overall Urban Decay hasn’t failed to dissapoint me. These colours are gorgeous and very different to their other Naked palettes. I also love the brush that comes with this eye shadow palette as I find it is great for blending.

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Clinique – Even Better foundation

At the start of January I bought my first ever designer foundation. I have only ever used drugstore foundations however I thought I would treat myself and get my skin matched. The lovely lady within Debenhams, Clinique found the perfect colour for me. I have used this foundation everyday. The foundation costs £25 and I do really think it is worth the money as it has great coverage. It is great if you are buying your first designer foundation!

MAC – Copperplate Matte Eyeshadow

For Christmas I got bought this gorgeous MAC eye shadow. This is now my second MAC eye shadow and I can honestly say it is so good! I don’t have any similar colours to this and it is so pigmented. MAC eye shadows can be a little pricey as they about £13 and it is only a small tub; they do last ages though!

Urban Decay – All Nighter

This is my life saver! I always used to borrow Amy’s before a night out and it actually kept my make up on! It is so good and really worth the money. I used to get scared and think it would make my make up run when I sprayed it, but it doesn’t aha!

Yves Saint Laurent – Concealer

I have needed a designer concealer for a while now and this is definitely worth the money. It has amazing coverage and it stays on for the whole day. I love the packaging as well!

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My first every YSL lipstick! I am in love with this colour. This lipstick is so lush and stays on for such a long time. Also the packaging is gorgeous. Perfect for winter.

MAC Lipstick – D for Dangerous

I can never ever not like MAC lipsticks, there will always be one in my favourites! I have a thing for matte lipsticks at the moment and this colour is so pretty.

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NARS – Contour Blush

This was a lovely Christmas treat! The colours are gorgeous and it is very pigmented. It is a little pricey though as it is about £30. However it has great coverage and the product lasts ages.

Real Techniques – Flat Contour Brush

This brush is from the Real Techniques bold metals collection. I love the colour of this brush, it is a beautiful rose gold. I love how it has such a long handle as well because I find it easier to apply my make up with. The bristles are very soft and gentle on the skin as well.

Have you used any of these products before? Comment links to your favourites below as I would love to read all about them.

Inspired Elegance xox

Outfit of the week (8) – Autumn Inspired

Hello my lovelies!

Wow, I haven’t done an outfit of the week for a very long time. These were some of my most popular blog posts so I thought I would start doing them again on a regular basis! As you all probably know it is now my favourite season so that means I can wear my autumn/winter clothes! I feel a lot more confident in these clothes as I feel like I become much more fashionable.

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Just before my festival I bought a brown cloak to keep me warm throughout my festival, however I think it is perfect for Autumn. This goes with everything; dresses, skirts, jeans or just leggings! It is such a nice brown and it keeps you very warm. I have styled this with my new skirt which I bought from New Look (no surprise). I literally adore the pattern of this skirt and you can dress it up or down. I always prefer to wear a black top with this skirt however white goes just fine! My black top is 3/4 length sleeved and is just off the shoulders. To finish this outfit I think brown boots go perfectly with it. It just makes it that extra autumnal and makes me feel super cute.

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Cloak: Primark £10/£12
Skirt: New Look £15/£20
Top: New Look £10
Boots: New Look £20

Feel free to tweet me any of your autumn outfits at @inspiredelegan or comment your blog link and I will happily visit your blog as I love reading new blogs!

Inspired Elegance xxx

Autumnal make-up

Hello lovelies,

The leaves are finally turning brown, the air is starting to cool and the days are becoming shorter. Autumn is here. Autumn is my favourite season, I get so excited for it. Maybe too excited…

I love the colours in autumn. I love going on walks as I think that everywhere looks so pretty. I find that I wear nicer clothes in Autumn compared to Summer and Spring and I have no idea why.

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So today I thought I’d blog a few of my make up items that I will be wearing these next few months. I wear a lot of browns and golds with a dark shade of lipstick.

I recently just treated myself to a new Mac lipstick in the colour ‘Sin’. This shade is gorgeous and it is perfect for Autumn. If you are a little nervous of wearing a dark shade,  use a lipstick brush and gently apply it on with the brush instead of using the lipstick straight to your lips. This then makes it a lot lighter and then you can gradually start building the layers up when you feel a little more comfortable.

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I have just bought Tanya Burr’s new eyeshadow quad. I think this is just ideal for autumn as it contains golds and browns. It also has a really cute glitter shade which is nice for if you are going out. I have been loving the sleek contour kit lately and I find that this is such a nice shade. It isn’t too dark for my skin and it blends in so nicely. The highlighter I have been using by Rimmel gives your cheeks that little shine as they can become quite rosey in the autumn time. I find that I use a little more foundation in the Autumn and Winter time as my cheeks and nose get very red, so Rimmel’s 25 hour foundation is really ideal for me. The concealer I have been using lately has been giving me some great coverage under my eyes, it is at such a good price as well!

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Let me know what your favourite Autumnal beauty products are; I look forward to reading them!

Inspired Elegance xxx

Festival Season: Fashion

Hey guys!

Festival season is here and I thought the perfect post I could do would be festival inspired. I am going to my first festival soon and I am really looking forward to it. So I am going to blog about 4 outfits that you could wear to a festival and which you may get some inspiration out of. I have done a YouTube video wearing the outfits as well so you can see them in a little more detail and how they look! https://youtu.be/8w8JzrY8uQc

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Outfit one

This is my favourite outfit and it just screams ‘festival’. I love the cute white crop top with the floral shorts. With this I thought I just had to add a floral headband to go with the shorts. The shorts are so comfy as they are not tight as they look a bit like a skirt. All of these items were from New Look and were at an affordable price.

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Outfit 2

This is another one of my favourite outfits. I have styled the high waisted shorts with the same crop top from above as I think they look really good together. The kimono makes it look more appropriate for a festival and I love the pattern on it. The bag is also perfect for a festival as well due to the colour, stud’s and little tassels. For an accessory I added a cute headband from Topshop and I find that it really finishes off the look. All the rest of the clothes were from New Look.

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Outfit 3

These shorts are so nice and comfy and they go perfect with my striped crop top. I found that on their own these are a little plain so I added my lace kimono which has cute little tassel’s. The red floral headband goes nice with red lipstick and I just find anything floral is perfect for a festival. Again all these clothes were from New Look however the kimono was from Primark.

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Outfit 4

I recently just purchased some dungarees and I am in love with them at the moment. I thought they were perfect to go in my festival fashion blog post as they are super cute. These are from Primark and I styled them with a plain, white t-shirt from Primark also. I find them really comfy and I preferred the light coloured ones to the dark coloured ones as I find them more summery. I styled this look with a bandanna too which was just from a local market. This look is really good with white converse however for a festival I think I will be wearing my boots..

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Unfortunately I don’t have any wellies yet however I have found the perfect boots to wear to a festival. The ones on the left are more appropriate as they are waterproof, they lace up and are super comfy. However the ones on the right aren’t waterproof so I think I’d get wet feet but they go really nice!

So I hope you found some inspiration for if you guys are going to any festivals! Comment down below and let me know which festivals you are going to and any tips.

I will do a blog post soon about festival make up, festival hair styles, items you need to take to a festival and I will blog about my festival!

Thank you.

Inspired Elegance xxx

Experimenting with makeup brands..

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Hi guys,

So it has been a while since I have done a proper blog post. This is because I have been preparing a lot for my exams and also in my spare time I started up my own Youtube channel! This is something I have wanted to do for ages but just never had the confidence to do it. But finally I sat behind a camera and filmed my first video of me doing my favourite make up routine! Then because I received some lovely feedback I filmed a Q&A of questions you asked me on Instagram so you could all get to know me a little bit more. Thank you for your views and lovely comments.

A week ago I received my makeup that I bought off Becca! I love trying new makeup and experimenting with different brands. Becca is an old family friend of mine. We both met each other when my Auntie and Uncle got married and we were both bridesmaids together. I was only 7 at the time and Becca was 8 or 9 (I think hehe). All I remember is we kept pretending to be swans and also taught the Cheeky Girl dance to EVERYONE. We used to write to each other too because me and Becca unfortunately do not leave close which is something I hate! I only get to see her about once a year. Becca introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging and I am so thankful for it! We are so similar and share the same interests so she knew I would love it. Follow her blog and you can read all her posts about beauty, fashion and her products she makes such as her amazing scented candles!

Now she has introduced me to her amazing make up brand that she sells. It is called Sonya Forever Living Products and you can visit the website here. The makeup reminds me a bit of Bareminerals. It is at a high price but it is very good quality so it is worth it. I purchased the eyeshadow quad Rose Bronze. I love these colours and they go perfect together, they are much pigmented and last for ages. I also purchased one of their lipsticks in the colour Watermelon. This is a beautiful colour and it is perfect for summer. It is a bit like a coral colour and is very moisturising. Becca gave me another lipstick for free which was so nice of her! This was in the colour peach and this is a nice nude colour and goes with anything. I love love love this make up brand. I will definitely be purchasing more of these items and experimenting with some more of their products. I highly recommend everyone to buy these make up products and you will not be disappointed. I will leave all the links below where you can like Becca’s facebook page and be in a chance to win one of their mascaras!

Becca’s blog: http://vividdesigns.org/
Becca’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Beccasforeverliving?fref=ts
Forever Living products website: https://www.foreverliving.com/retail/shop/shopping.do;jsessionid=72BAD0ED684F695394F0F7BC6A94FAC5.tc1-int1?categoryName=Flawless+by+Sonya&task=shopCategory

Let me know if you purchase any of the products and what you think of them. They will not let you down. If you have any questions please comment below or feel free to ask Becca.

See you lovelies!

Inspired Elegance xx