Makeup 101

 

Hello lovely people,

 

I do sincerely apologise for being so inactive this past week and a bit, I’ve had an extremely busy time with assignments and commitments. Today’s post is going to be all about the basics of makeup, if your new to makeup or just want to learn about it, continue reading…

 

I started wearing makeup more frequently when I was about 10, back then it was a simple BB cream and some clear mascara, but it made me feel extremely confident in myself at that age. Makeup for me is all about experimenting, even from a young age. Makeup is supposed to be fun, because at the end of the day, you take it off and start with a fresh ‘canvas’. People can wear makeup for many different reasons, and there is no wrong or right reason.

 

DSC_0075
Fix & Protect Primer By Rimmel

 

 

After cleansing, continue with your skin routine as normal and after applying moisturiser, start with primer as your makeup base. Primer is used to help keep your makeup on all day. This particular primer by Rimmel London is my favourite, its an ‘anti pollution’ and ‘anti stress’ primer that helps protect your skin while making your makeup base look amazing!

 

DSC_0076
Revlon Colourstay foundation

 

 

This foundation is my favourite by far! It’s for normal to dry skin but there is also a foundation in this range for oily skin. After applying primer, you can use your fingers, a buffing brush or my personal preference is a beauty blender or sponge. You can pick a beauty blender up for around $4 at Kmart.

 

DSC_0077
Natio Tinted Moisturiser

 

 

This is a great alternative for someone just starting out with makeup or when you cant be bothered to put on foundation, you can also use this with or without primer. Its always important with foundation or a tinted moisturiser to make sure you get a colour as close to your skin colour as possible, when buying foundation, test the colour on your chest or neck, as that’s the colour you want for your face. Usually in places like Priceline they have people to help you match your foundation.

 

DSC_0080
Rimmel London ‘Wonderfull’ Mascara in Black

 

 

My favourite topic of makeup by far is mascara, and this mascara is beyond amazing. It’s infused with Argan oil to help condition your lashes, and after using it for around 3 months, I’ve noticed my lashes have actually grown and feel less fragile. There are so many different mascaras out there, you just have to find the right one for your personal preference.

 

DSC_0081
Rimmel London 002 ‘Pink Pout’

 

 

Depending on your preferences, you may just want to wear lip balm, or you may want to go all out with an amazing coloured lipstick. I’m definitely into having an extremely natural look as well as going all out with a bold colour. This lipstick is the perfect in-between for me, with a pretty pale pink colour. Depending on your skin tone, you may also want to take a look at what colours suit you best.

 

DSC_0084
E.L.F Highlighter

 

 

Even though highlighter isn’t a basic, I wanted to include it as it’s one of my favourite parts of my base. I have searched for this highlighter for ages, as it is Jeffree Star approved. I found it in Kmart for $8 which I was so excited about. Once finally getting my hands on this amazing product, I haven’t stopped using it and have nothing to complain about.

 

When starting with makeup, there is no need to go out to your most expensive makeup store and spend a heap of money, start with simple products and work your way up when you want too. Honestly, most of the products I own are “drugstore” products that are all under $50 and they all work amazingly!

 

Hope you enjoyed this post,

Sincerely,

Sophie xo

Motivation for the week

Hello lovely people,

So this week is already proving to be particularly busy, but I’ll try my best to continue to keep my blog updated. I hope you all have a beautiful week.

Here’s some much needed inspiration for the week,

Sincerely,

Sophie xo

LUSH Haul

Hello lovely people,

So continuing on with my skincare theme, I thought I’d share with you some products that I completely adore and use constantly. I am absolutely obsessed with LUSH (just as much as I’m obsessed with Riverdale and Cole Sprouse) and can not ever get enough of the amazing products LUSH have to offer!

 

They offer beautiful smelling, natural and handmade products at reasonable prices that can do wonders for all skin types, and its 80% vegan and its fully cruelty free! Now, as I have sensitive but combination kind of skin, I use a variety of products to help with my personal type of skin, these products may be a massive help to you or no help at all. I’ve always had a great experience while in LUSH stores, especially in my home town of Hobart, the friendly and helpful employees are filled with knowledge and are more than happy to help!

 

Lets get on to the haul!

 

 

DSC_0068
Cupcake & BB Seaweed fresh masks

 

I love these facemasks because they are both so calming to my sensitive skin and they smell amazing! I use ‘Cupcake’ when my skin is more on the oily side, as it helps to control oils in the skin, soak up unnecessary oil and calm breakouts, if you have incredibly dry skin, I wouldn’t suggest using it, but its perfect for oily skin or combination skin if, like me, you sometimes feel your skin is more oily than usual.

The BB Seaweed mask I only just purchased recently, and its perfection! It’s a hydrating, skin softening and brightening facemask, with antibacterial properties like honey in it to help sooth and prevent breakouts. I use a face mask once a every week or two, as you need to give your skin a break every now and again.

 

DSC_0070
Hair Custard & Popcorn Lip Scrub

 

 

Both these products are absolute beauties! Obviously, like all LUSH products, they smell freakin amazing! Hair Custard fights static and adds moisture to your hair, without weighing it down. The Popcorn Lip Scrub is one of my all time favourites, between that and the ‘fairy floss’ flavour of the lip scrub, you can never go wrong! The lip scrub gently exfoliates your lips and leaves you with beautifully soft lips.

 

DSC_0071
Intergalactic Bath Bomb

 

 

I do apologise for the ‘half used’ look, but I do seriously adore this bath bomb. It looks like a mini galaxy in your bath, with refreshing smells of peppermint.

 

DSC_0074
The Comforter Bubble Bar & The Big Blue Bath Bomb

 

 

So by now I’m sure you can tell I am a massive fan of LUSH and their incredibly good products, especially the scents. These last two are just as amazing, The Comforter Bubble Bar has a slight blackcurrant fragrance and is basically like a sheet of bubbles in a bath. The Big Blue Bath Bomb has seaweed and sea salt, which helps to exfoliate, soften and hydrate the skin.

 

I hope you enjoyed this LUSH haul today, remember to like and follow me if you’d enjoy seeing more posts like this!

 

Sincerely,

Sophie xo

Ashy Bines Squad Event 2017!

Hey lovely people!
On Sunday I was lucky enough to attended an event called Ashy Bines Squad! Now for everyone who doesn’t know who Ashy Bines is, she’s an amazing health and lifestyle youtuber, I definitely recommend you go check her out if you haven’t already! 
Sunday’s event was amazing, and for Hobart, it was massive, because we usually get missed out when events like that tour. The event was a fitness and workout based event, Ashy’s vision for the tour was to bring together like minded girls in cities that can work together to complete their goals and motivate each other on the way. 
The energy of the event was crazy! It was super high energy and so motivating, to be able to workout with like minded women who have similar goals to me, to feel comfortable and amazing in their own skin, it was so inspiring! The one hour event included a full body workout with cardio, aerobics, arms, abs and my favourite, booty and legs, with awesome music and a fantastic atmosphere, it was an awesome hour workout and was so worth going, even though I was definitely a bit sore the next day. We got free goodie bags, which included my favourite fake tan, Bondi Sands, and I also purchased a ‘squad’ top. 
I hope you enjoyed this post, please like this post if you enjoy and would like to see more fitness related posts!
Sincerely,

Sophie xo

Skincare 101

Lovely people, let me let you in on a little secret. The secret to great skin, now it’s not some magical pill or wash that you use once and it makes your skin amazing instantly, let’s be real here, its all about a damn good skin care routine, an understanding of your skin, constant habits of cleansing and taking care of your skin, and lastly, diet and exercise.

Personally, I was lucky enough to be taught about taking care of my skin from the age of around 10 years old, I’m now 15, and couldn’t be more thankful for my mum teaching me those basic habits and skills for taking good care of my skin. When I first learnt about cleansing my skin, using a foaming cleanser every day and night seemed like a boring and tedious task, especially when I was extra tired, but I eventually pushed myself into a habit of doing it day and night, because I loved the way my skin felt after being cleansed, it felt so amazingly fresh and clean.
In the long term, those habits pay off big time. Although this is the main part of taking care of your skin, the other part is your diet and what you put into your body. Yes this may sound pretty silly and you may have heard it a million times, but with a good diet of nutritious food (with the occasional treats, obviously, I can’t stay away from peanut butter and Nutella) and lots of water daily to flush toxins from your body, you’re on your way to better skin.
Now, before I completely bore you to death, let’s get on to the basic products to use when looking after your skin, over the next few days, I’ll be posting products and tips for different skin types to hopefully suit your personal skin, as everyone is different.
Today I’ll be going through my personal favourites, I’ve experimented with loads of different products, with some good and bad outcomes, these products are my current favourites that work best for my combination skin. Combination skin is pretty straight forward, it can be dry or oily, or just in between with a good balance.
DSC_0050
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

 

DSC_0056
Dermalogica Ultracalming cleanser

 

DSC_0060
Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturiser

 

DSC_0063
Natio ‘acne clear spots’ treatment

 

These products are a little pricey but so worth it, I have quite sensitive skin and the Dermalogica range isn’t harsh on my skin, I highly recommend it for anyone, their ranges cater to all skin types. Natio’s treatments and creams for acne and breakouts also work wonderfully with my skin, I use the ‘clear spots’ treatment on a daily basis, and also Natio is reasonably priced.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post, please like this post if you enjoyed it and comment if you want more like this!

Sincerely,

Sophie xo

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑