26 November 2014

Beauty | My Winter Bronze with Soap & Glory

Now I'm definitely a bronzed type of gal all year around. Although my foundation shades get paler as we get closer to Christmas, I love to keep on adding lots of bronzer to keep my face looking a teeny weeny bit more tanned, however don't worry, I don't over do it! After wanting to delve a bit further into Soap & Glory's makeup offerings, I decided to pick up their ever talked about, Solar Powder.

When I seen that this product was a dual product I was like 'urgh', as I had the impression that it was solely a bronzer, however, the highlighting shades shimmer particles aren't as evident on the skin - thank the lord. The bronzer shade is a matte, neutral tone which is great for both creating shadows whilst adding warmth to the skin without looking orange. For an all over bronze I like to use a large brush and dust this onto my cheeks and temples, not creating a focused contour, but an all over glow. I find the cardboard packaging a little bit flimsy and gets really grubby and worn easily, but hey, you can't win everything.

Another love from Soap and Glory right now, I'd love for you to recommend me some more of their makeup products - I really want to try more! Let me know in the comments whether you still use bronzer in the colder months and if you've ever tried this one. Thanks for reading!

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24 November 2014

YouTube | My First Q&A!

I often get lots of questions thrown at me from either emails, Twitter or Instagram, so I thought that I would wrap them all together in the form of a Q&A for you all! A lot of the questions are YouTube and Blogging based but there are a few more random questions thrown in there! I used the hashtag #askthumbelina over on Twitter and also posted a picture to my Instagram. If you'd like to ask any other questions for future videos make sure you head over there and ask them! If you like what you see I'd love for you to subscribe, thanks for watching!

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22 November 2014

Beauty | The Cheaper Kylie Jenner Lip

Kylie Jenner's lips have been here, there and everywhere lately (alongside Kim's bottom). Are they fake? Are they just overdrawn? Who knows! All I know is that they have been the talk of all beauty lovers over the past few months and it's sent some of MAC's lip liners to sell out completely. But I've currently had a love affair with these Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liners and Eastend Snob is certainly similar to the shade that Kylie wears, however this is only a mere £3.99! Despite the annoying twist-up applicator, I am loving these things. They are a matte texture, apply really pigmented and are very long lasting. This mauvey-pinky-nude has been non-stop on my lips over the past few weeks, however I won't be overdrawing mine to match the Jenner babe!

Let me know if you've been loving the 'Kylie Jenner Lip' trend and if you've found any other shades that are similar to the ones that she wears. I'd love to know whether you think her pout is real of fake? Me? I think she's had a little bit of work done! Thanks for reading!

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20 November 2014

Beauty | MAC 'Pearl' Cream Colour Base

I love a glowing complexion from day to day, highlighter is something that I wear every single day without fail. It completely perks up your skin and makes you look glowing and healthy. I remember Gabby using this product in a lot of her old makeup tutorials so on my last trip to MAC, I thought that I'd pick up the Cream Colour Base in Pearl (£15.50), a formula of highlighter that I hadn't really tried before.

The consistency is exactly what it says on the tin, a cream; However at first I found that the product is really difficult to apply, I just couldn't seem to get enough product onto my finger/brush. I found to use this product more efficiently, it works a lot easier if you warm the product up first as the consistency becomes a lot more creamier. I've been using a Real Techniques Detailer Brush to apply the product under my brow bone to emphasise my eyebrows and my fingers to apply it to the high points of my cheeks. It blends into the skin seamlessly and really stands out once you build the product up. I find that the product does last for a couple of hours before coming non-existent, the more I put on the longer it seems to last for. This is definitely an icy, pearlescent shade that's perfect for a wintery glow (if that's a thing?!)

Another day, another highlighter - I'm becoming obsessed with highlighting at the moment. This mixed with L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer is a match made in heaven! Have you tried any of the Cream Colour Bases? Is this a highlighter that you'd be interested in getting your hands on? Let me know in the comments below, thanks for reading!

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