Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine's Day / February Makeup Menu


Valentine's day is here and I actually can't believe that we're halfway through February already. Where is the time going?  
James and I are going to eat. Loads, as in every date night we do almost every week. We don't really over-celebrate this day because it is a little too commercialised but it's still nice to hang out, spend time together and have a nice laugh with no laptops/mobiles around to distract us. Bit of a traditional date night really, nothing too fancy. 
You know what we're really excited about though? The Walking Dead! Can't actually wait for the new episodes tomorrow. 

Anyway, I saw many people do these V-Day makeup day type posts and I wanted to put mine up as well since I like reading them. Let's be honest - it's not like boys actually care about what eyeshadow or blusher you wear, but it's still nice to play with my beauty stash and look pretty. This is what I usually wear on my face and no red lip on a date because it gets too messy! 


BASE


Miss Sporty Insta Glow Primer - I love this base. It's one of the most recent affordable gems I found and it gives a gorgeous subtle glow underneath my foundation. I apply a small amount around my nose, cheeks and forehead to also create a smooth canvas. It works really well and I'm impressed with it.


Dior Forever Foundation - Reviewed in depth here - is the bomb. It's long lasting, it looks natural on the skin, the shade match is perfect. I mean, there's nothing bad about this foundation. I apply it with a sponge and I know it's going to look good even after ten hours! 


Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer - This has been my most used concealer for the past few months. It's light and gives a very subtle glow. The colour Ivory is perfect for me and I don't even need to set this because it lasts well on its own. It's an absolute bargain! 



COMPLEXION 


Miss Sporty INSTA Glow Blusher and Bronzer - I'm all about that budget badass product and Miss Sporty has truly been killing it. The blush is nice and pigmented but not too over the top so you can apply it and not go from one to clown in a swipe. The bronzer warms up my complexion but it's not too orange. I adore it. 


EYES


Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette - Reviewed in depth here - Let's be real, it wouldn't be V-Day if i didn't include some cheesy little heart packing somewhere! This palette has been so loved recently and from the pigmented shadows to the smell of chocolate it quickly became one my all time favourites. 


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara + Number 7 Velvet Lash - I like a little bit of mix and match when it comes to mascaras. N7 gives me nice length and reasonable volume but paired with some Too Faced my lashes look like falsies. I love the end result! 


LIPS


Elizabeth Arden lip liner in Bare - Forget the red. It's all about the nude lipliner. It's long lasting and it doesn't require nearly as much attention and care as a bright coloured lipstick. EA products are so under rated. I highly recommend you check them out next time you're near one of their counters. 



NAILS 

Thought I'd also mention  a really cute set of nails from Elegant Touch. This limited edition pack called Sweetheart is so adorable. The nails stay on nicely and they look real! I'm not a talented person when it comes to nail art so if you want an easy and quick fix to add a touch of detail to your look, these nails are the bomb! Will be reviewing them more in depth soon. 


What do you wear on date night then? I'd love to know. 

XOXO

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  1. I love those nails, they look really great perfect for the valentines party.

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    1. They're so pretty :) I like the fact that they're not expensive! x

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  2. Oh I love the chocolate bon bons palette. Very cute and just my colours. I hope you have a lovely date night. We are curling up on the sofa with a film and popcorn :)

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    1. Sounds lovely :) Enjoy your evening! xxx

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  3. I just bought that Bob Bon palette I can't wait for it to arrive! I'll be wearing it on my next date night!
    Love, Lucy
    Lucy Loves

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    1. You're gonna LOVE IT! It's amazing :) The quality is on point. xx

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  4. That Too Faced palette is so lovely and cute!I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Arden and her collections. I use Estee lauder foundation as a base and MAC Ruby Woo as a liptsick for our date nights Xx

    Mode Lily

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    1. EA is an amazing brand :) I have a few of their lipsticks and liners and I can't get enough! xx

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  5. the nails are so pretty! And all the products featured here look amazing :) x

    www.thelisasworld.com

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    1. aww thank you lovely :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting xx

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  6. Great post, that palette looks lovely, definitely gonna try it

    http://estefaniareviews.blogspot.mx

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    1. DO IT! It's such a great piece in my collection :)

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  7. I also can't believe we are already halfway through February, this year is going crazy fast (ironic I know!)
    I'm really liking the look of the new Miss Sporty products and the Too Faced palette is just so cute, love that each shade is in a heart shape!

    alice ♡ // beautybyalicee

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    1. Miss Sporty is definitely having a moment with me :) I love their products! xx

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  8. The Too Faced palette is perfect for Valentine's Day! Hope you had a lovely day <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. It was great, very chilled! Thanks lovely :) I hope you had an amazing day xx

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  9. So much love for that Beaut Too Faced palette - I also love the wake-me up concealer :)

    Gorgeous post lovely!

    ♦The Jewel Beauty Blog♦ || Would love you to stop by! ツ

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    1. That concealer is so good isn't it! Thanks for stopping by lovely xxx

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  10. The two faced pallete is just adorable I love how it is all heart shaped x

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  11. Your bronzer seems to be super beautiful ;)
    Alexandra http://littlefrenchblog.blogspot.fr

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  12. Aww i love that two faced pallet!

    Shareena | www.forever-you.co.uk

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  13. Those nails are gorgeous! I'm also really interested in the Miss Sporty Primer so I'm definitely going to check that out next time I'm in Superdrug! Xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  14. The palette is beautiful, I must have it! Hope you had a great day after.

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  15. Those nails are just too cute and I am loving everything Too Faced right now x

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  16. Love your selection, the palette is super cute and a perfect idea for a Valentine's gift.

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  17. The new Too Faced palette looks gorgeous! The packaging is so pretty too :) I still need to try their Better Than Sex mascara, I feel like I'm missing out haha xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  18. The new Too Faced palette looks perfect for Valentin's day with the heart design on it <3

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  19. This palette looks gorgeous! I love your blog layout and header!

    Georgia x

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  20. I keep looking at the Too Faced Bon Bon Palette it's so pretty. I always wanted to try the too faced better then sex mascara too. I might have to give that miss sporty insta glow primer. I keep seeing it in my local
    Superdrug. I love the nails there just perfect for Valentine's Day .

    What a great post

    Andrea
    http://beautywithandrea36.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Yes I totally agree that Elizabeth Arden products are underrated!

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  22. I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day! I'm totally lusting after the Bon Bon palette!

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  23. Hi,

    can i just ask what shade you are using in the Dior forever Foundation? Your skin tone seems kinda similiar to mine. :)

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