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Five must have products for a tenner or under

Categories: Products

Someone asked me at a make-up lesson recently what my favourite budget product was. In my make-up kit, I've a whole range of products and brands and I'll always try find a high street version of a premium brand. Not always easy but I do try! However, here's 5 products that are all £10.00 or under that I wholly recommend you get for your kit.

Cup of Coffee

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Tags: skincare, soap & glory, Products, advice, in my kit, moisturise, eyebrows, cruelty free, NYX cosmetics, ethical, dry skin
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Hangover repairs

Categories: Skincare

You wake up, you don’t know what time it is, you don’t WANT to know what time it is but you know you’ve got that thing to go to today, and you really don’t want to but you really have to and why, oh why did I have that Sambuca to finish the night... does this sound familiar?! C’mon, let’s not beat about the bush here; holidays are comin’, as are the hangovers. Dirty indulgent hangovers from all the dirty indulgent festive booze...! Here's a photo of me from over 10 years ago after a Christmas party. It is NOT pretty; but it's here to show that I know how awful you can feel (and look, let's be honest!) the morning after the night before when you did all those sambucas...!

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Tags: skincare, soap & glory, exfoliator, Garnier Miceller Water, Vaseline, mascara, damaged skin, foundation, moisturise, self care, treatmenttuesday, winter skincare, eyebrows, dry skin
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Dry skin and make-up

Categories: Skincare

There was once a girl with dry skin who thought she’d never find a foundation to ever make her skin look good. She searched for that wonder product for all her years, and never did her one true foundation come to being. Sad, the felt she’d never get good foundation coverage until she met her fairy make-up godmother who gave her some skincare advice...

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Tags: skincare, No7, confidence, exfoliator, beauty, make-up artist, spf, damaged skin, foundation, in my kit, moisturise, self care, stressfree, flawless skin, cruelty free, ethical, makeup artist, flawless make up, dry skin, skincare advice
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Lilith's wedding make-up

Categories: Weddings

Lilith contacted me in very early January this year to book me for her wedding make-up after following me on Instagram for a while. She wanted mega natural make-up, matte shadow and luscious lashes – and so we delivered! We had some emails back and forth about dry skin and irritated peeling lips so I gave her some advice to get her skin in tip top condition for her wedding day and wedding make-up. She said (and I quote) "Thank you so much for your message and such kind words – I am now about 100000% sure I have picked the right person to do my wedding make up!"

Lilith wedding - Wedding Make Up Artist in Nottingham, wedding makeup trial

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Tags: Wedding, skincare, wedding suppliers, brides to be, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, eyebrows
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Choosing your wedding makeup artist

Categories: Weddings

Weddings are a big experience as well as a big expense; you’re in a place you probably won't know that well, wearing a dress and some crazy supportive/restrictive underwear! You probably won’t see your partner until you’re at the aisle, your family may cry, you’ll worry about the flowers/catering/table decorations. Being the centre of attention, everyone is watching you while you’re dancing, eating, crying and speaking. It’s one hell of an experience and can be a stressful one at that!

Wedding

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Tags: Wedding, skincare, confidence, makeup, wedding suppliers, brides to be, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, advice, make-up artist, moisturise, professionals, stressfree
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Retouching

Categories: Skincare

I shared this Beyonce retouch photo on my Facebook a couple of weeks ago. I've felt this blog post brewing for a little while, so decided to get my thoughts out after having spoken about it with other industry professionals. I'm talking about Photoshop and retouching of images. I don't think the unretouched photo is that great (make-up wise) but my feeling around these images is that the make-up artist responsible probably didn't have much time to get things right so she shouldn't be bad mouthed. Beyonce is likely to have a team around her for every makeup and skincare need she has but we forget that whilst she does have this life of privildge, she's a working mother, with ridiculous hours, tour schedules, rehearsals, travelling etc. Let's cut her some slack for having skin like EVERYONE ELSE because she's busting her butt with work and family. Reality check; it's what real life skin looks like!

Beyonce - unretouched L'oreal

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Tags: skincare, confidence, exfoliator, self esteem, advice, beauty, make-up artist, damaged skin, moisturise, self care, retouching
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Skincare for the summer

Categories: Skincare

So how is everyone's skin holding up this summer? Between dodging rain showers and the baking heat, I think I’ve just sweat a lot!
The sun might be sporadic but we need to be prepared for it. Following on from my other summer skincare post, as today is the first day of August let's make the effort to look after our skin. Here's some super easy things you can start doing every day!

Ms Moo Make Up - skincare for summer.

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Tags: skincare, No7, confidence, exfoliator, advice, beauty, spf, Simple, damaged skin, moisturise, self care
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Treatment Tuesday with Nickie Devolution

Categories: Interviews

I've known Nickie through the alt online scene for a fair few years now (Facebook says 5 years, but I reckon longer with the age of Myspace!) she is the owner and founder of Devolution Magazine and The Alt Collective, a fashion and art charity event that started in 2009. She's a one-woman machine with a dedicated contributing team working on the only alternative independent print magazine out there covering fashion, music, art, tattoos, lifestyle culture and photography; Devolution recently released Issue 40 of the magazine signifying 10 years of actual print! A decade of independent publishing is an incredible feat.

Nickie from Devolution Magazine

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Summer Skincare

Categories: Skincare

I apply SPF to my face each day; so much so that I probably remember to do it more than I do brush my hair! SPF is important every day of the year, but especially in the summer and it’s best to incorporate it into your daily skincare routine. Do you know what else is good about SPF? It'll help prevent aging and skin cancer. Wearing SPF is is probably the most important thing that you can do for your skin; even in the dark and cold winter, cloudy/rainy days, you should put sunscreen on EVERY SINGLE DAY. Your skin rejuvinates completely every 25 to 35 days but the damage is permanent.

Sun damage under a UV light

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Tags: skincare, No7, confidence, coffee, Products, brides to be, advice, beauty, make-up brushes, spf, Simple, damaged skin, in my kit, self care
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Make-up Shelf Life - pt 2

Categories: Make-up Lessons, Products

After my little rant a few weeks ago about mascara shelf life, I figured I'd do a little guide on the shelf life of other products that are likely to be in your make-up bag.

make-up bag picture

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Make-up Shelf Life - pt 1

Categories: Make-up Lessons

There's a bazillion (yes, that's a word!) of articles for the shelf life of make-up but I don't think people really realise why it's so important.

I asked someone recently at a make-up lesson, if they had mayonnaise in the fridge that was 6 months out of date but there was still loads left in the jar, would they eat it? Answer: Hell no, and dry retch.

So damn it, why are people still using mascara on their EYES that's out of date?!

sore eyes mascara

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Top ten under £10.00

Categories: Products

Here's my list of year round goodies that you absolutely MUST have in your make-up bag or on your dressing table.

 Adrell Demi Wispies eyelashes

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Tags: skincare, soap & glory, No7, Garnier Miceller Water, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, Seventeen, Products, advice
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Dry lips

Categories: Skincare

Vaseline is one of those things ingrained in us that it's moisturising and good for dry lips. In reality it doesn't moisturise dry lips at all; it causes a barrier over your lips and gives a sense of false hydration :/ Even on their site they say that it's absorbed into the skin but in another question says that it provides a protective barrier; which is it?!

No Vaseline

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Tags: skincare, Elizabeth Arden, exfoliator, Products, vegan, Vaseline, advice, damaged skin, winter skincare
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Skincare Resolutions

Categories: Skincare

Hope you've all had a cracking Christmas! If you're anything like me, I'm full to the brim with amazing food (roast duck, wow!) and too many bottles of prosecco to count...! Did you get any skincare goodies under your tree for Christmas? This lucky Sali got no7's Ultimate Collection gift set; yay! It's got the no7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day AND Night Cream, oodles of bath goodies and both the Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion and Beautiful Skin Dry Skin Rescue; both staples in my kit at work and at home.

no7 - the Ultimate Collection 2015

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DIY SOS - Save our Skin!

Categories: Skincare

Okay, so now it's reeeeally pretty cold and we need to do something about the effects it's having on us. The cold mornings are biting at your nose and toes, your lips are chapped and your skin is drier than a desert. Central heating and air conditioning are awful for your skin. Before this winter really takes hold, take 30 minutes out of your evening to do this and Save Our Skin! If you’re like me, you’re skint in prepping for Christmas so I want to keep this cheap as chips and you can use a lot of ingredients from your kitchen and store cupboard to look after your face. Free beauty treatments? Woo! Maybe you can get your partner or a mate to help or even join in :)

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

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Tags: skincare, soap & glory, Elizabeth Arden, Christmas, exfoliator, damaged skin, winter skincare
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