Kim Kardashian inspired make-up

 

Inspired by the beauty that is Kim Kardashian, I decided to go all over platinum blonde, don’t get me wrong I am not in any way saying that I look like Kim Kardashian, I wish!

The process of becoming platinum blonde isn’t easy!

As it’s an all-over colour, the bleach has to be applied all over your roots which at the beginning is fine but after a while, your scalp becomes sensitive and itchy.

 

My hair has taken a while to get to the colour that it is. Starting off with dark black and gradually going lighter, but after 4 times at the salon, my hair had lifted from brown to blonde. My hairdresser was really shocked at how well my hair had taken to the bleach as it can take months or years for some clients to lighten their hair, never mind going all over blonde.

Inspired by the Kardashians and their style, particularly Kim and Kendall. I decided to alter my look inspired by the Kardashians.

Scrolling through Kim Kardashian’s Instagram I wanted to create a Kim K makeup look, using my own makeup products to replicate her flawless nude look.

I decided to recreate this look because the makeup doesn’t look too difficult to mimic, nude looks are my favourite and my new bronze morphe palette has colours perfect for this look.

Please feel free to comment below and let me know what you think of my Kimmy K inspired look.

B a s e

Simple kind to skin hydrating light moisturiser (£0.90 Primark)

Tarte brighter days (£30 Tarte)

 

F a c e 

Urban Decay all nighter waterproof longwear liquid foundation (£29.50 Urban Decay)

Maybelline the eraser eye perfect and cover concealer (£7.19 Boots)

Tarte shape tape (£23 Tarte)

Laura Mercier loose setting powder (£30 Cult Beauty)

Morphe brontour vlogger (£12 Morphe)

Kat von D shade and light palette (£37.99 Debenhams)

Iconic London cream contour palette (£32.99 Iconic London)

Iconic London Prep set glow (£18.50 Iconic London)

 

E y e s

Morphe 35G bronze goals (£24 Morphe)

Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil (£16 Urban Decay)

Tarte lights, camera, lashes mascara (£21 Tarte)

Doll lash Sophia (£10 Topshop)

Duo lash glue (£8.95 Beauty Bay)

 

B r o w s 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip brow pomade soft brown (£19 Beauty Bay)

Anastasia Beverly Hills 7B brush (£18 Beauty Bay)

 

L i p s

Dose of colors Glazed (£15 Beauty Bay)

NYX lip pencil London (£4 Boots)

 

F a k e  T a n

Bondi Sands Dark (£14.99 Superdrug)

 

Thanks for reading!

Don’t forget to follow my blog and Instagram.

Destiny

xxx

 

 

 

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Fake Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions review

So I recently decided to buy a fake HudaBeauty palette from eBay to test whether it was just as good as the real thing.

I bought the palette for £3.75 from eBay about a week ago.

The real palette is £25 on Cult Beauty, so there is a huge difference in price.

The packaging is almost the same, the fonts are slightly odd, but the ruby’s on the front are completely different. The real palette has metallic reflexes in the ruby and the colours are bright red, whereas the eBay palette is more of a plum red.

                         Real                                                                        Fake

The first thing that I noticed was that the glitter pigments were completely different.

The Top middle ‘glitter’ pigment is more of a coral as opposed to fuchsia pink.

Also, the middle glitter on the right looks more bronze than deep purple.

The colours in the eBay palette are more bright than the original and don’t look exactly alike.

As you can see from the glitter swatches the colours are completely different.

The real palette (which is the first of every swatch) is much more pigmented, with real glitter reflexes running through the colour.

The fake palette has failed to mimic the glitters in the Ruby obsessions palette, especially the last colour, they look like they are two different palettes.

Again, we can see that the colours aren’t a close match, however, the colours do compliment each other. But I did notice that there was quite a lot of fall out from the fake palette and you needed to go over the colour about 2-3 times to get good pigmentation.

I have used the fake eBay palette on the left eye and the real HudaBeauty palette on my right eye.

 

At first glance, the eyes don’t look dramatically different, but if you look closely the right eye is more bright than the left. The colours stand out much more than the left eye. The left is much darker and the right was easier to blend the colours.

I decided to use the matte shades in the palette as the glitters didn’t look anything alike and I wanted the eyes to look as similar as possible, so I wanted to create a pink cut crease and use all of the matte colours to see what look I could create.

Overall, I was surprised with how the look turned out, I’m not in any way shocked that the palette isn’t exactly the same, there’s an old saying that I completely agree with ‘you pay peanuts you get monkeys.’

The glitter pigments especially would be difficult to replicate as the HudaBeauty brand are known for their chunky glitters so I’m not surprised that they look nothing alike.

I do think that you could use this palette again for a pink look and as it’s a small palette it can fit in your handbag or makeup bag and you could even take it on holiday.

This is what the overall look turned out like.

I’m pretty happy with the end result.

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Brummymummyof2: blog survival tips

 

So today I met the wonderful and talented Emma Conway, or some of you may know her as brummymummyof2.

Emma was asked to visit Birmingham City University to give a speech on her career and to answer any questions from staff and pupils.

As I have just recently started my blog I had a few burning questions to ask her.

Emma was incredibly helpful and it was interesting to hear her story of success.

So, after hearing her tips and tricks of how to make it in the blogging industry, I have compiled 10 easy steps to build a blog and make it sustainable.

Without further ado, here are the survival tips.

1.  Find your niche. It’s important to write about what you are passionate about.

2. Authenticity is key! Always be yourself, no one likes a fake b**ch.

3. Follow trends. Depending on what you are writing about look at what’s popular to keep your viewers interested.

4. F the haters. Don’t be put down from trolls, they’re nothing but keyboard warriors. Focus on the people who are behind you 100%.

5. Don’t worry if it takes a while. Building a following takes time, just keep going!

6. Post regularly. This is incredibly important! Viewers will become bored if you don’t post often.

7. Take pride in your content. Don’t just post for the sake of it, write about something that interests you and your followers.

8. Get to know your followers. It’s important to understand what they like, after all they’re the ones reading it.

9. Don’t let it all go to your head. If your blog does become successful, remember why your followers followed you, as they can’t always handle change.

10. Have fun. It’s your blog, don’t make it feel like a 9-5 job, enjoy what you do and have fun doing it.

So that’s it in a nutshell!

I hope that this survival guide helps, please don’t forget to follow myself and Emma on Instagram!

CHEESE!!

Blog, meet Blue.

Sorry, I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve had a lot of work and deadlines for uni, so it’s been very stressful.

Anyways, new year new you!

So I decided to make my first post of 2019 about the new addition to the family, and no it’s not a baby, aha!

This is Blue.

 

She is a 3-month old Shar-pei and is my sister’s little pup.

She was bought round ours the first time on Christmas day, and was just so adorable!

 

Blue is so cute, and great to have around, and over the next few days, I will be watching her whilst there’s no-one at home.

It is tiresome watching a little pup, but it’s also very rewarding.

She’s only recently had all of her vaccinations so going outside is difficult at the moment.

I tried taking her out for a quick walk but I had to carry her for most of it.

Perhaps next time I should bribe her with some treats, that might get her paws moving!

I imagine that a lot of you have never heard of the breed before because before we had our Shar-pei (Nala), I’d never even seen one before.

They are quite unique when you first look at them, as it looks like they need ironing!

But, they are very loyal dogs and enjoy people’s company.

I would advise getting them used to being around other dogs at an early age.

This is Nala, my beautiful Shar-Pei.

She’s 8 years old, and like Blue, is a joy to have around.

Nala’s tricks are: sit, paw, high five, lie down, and high ten. But she only does tricks for treats, her favourite is Pedigree Schmacos.

Blue herself is a typical Shar-pei, easy to train, she already knows; sit, high-five, paw and lie down.

She loves her little dinosaur toys, Sara three-horn and Little foot (shout out to all of the 90’s kids who watched the Land before time)

Blue also enjoys her blue and light-up ball.

She is really intrigued by my dog Nala, but I don’t think the feeling is mutual.

Blue can be quite jumpy and playful around Nala but as she is now 8, Nala wants to chill out and not be hassled by a pup.

Sorry, Blue looks like you don’t have a playmate. Aww!

Still, she tries to get along with Nala, but somehow I don’t think eating her food and stealing her bed is going to help.

She is quite the little fashionista, she has a cute blue matching harness and lead and a little tartan coat.

It is quite cold at the moment, so if we go on a long walk she needs to wear her coat otherwise she starts to shiver, bless.

Most Iconic makeup looks of the 00s

Music from the 2000s has to be my all time favourite, I can remember listening to Beyonce, Ashanti and Mary J. Blige from a young age.

I feel that some of their looks have inspired me today, especially with makeup.

So, I’m going to look back on some of the most Iconic makeup looks in the 00s, and it is going to be a huge throwback!

  1. It’s Britney B**ch.

Britney was an icon back in the early 2000s, with her hits of Toxic and Baby One More Time and quickly becoming the Princess of pop, every girl wanted to be like Britney.

But for me, her most Iconic look has to be the I’m a slave for you, makeup.

Britney is slaying the smoky cut crease look, the turquoise shadow and highlighted brow bone really make her eyes pop, and I love the nude glossy lip.

Obviously, a lot of Britney’s makeup looks are amazing, but for me, I love the eye look in Slave for you.

 

2. Christina Aguilera

Know we all know Christina for being a bit well Dirrty, but her fashion and makeup over the years has been experimental and pushed the boundaries.

There so many of her look’s that I love; Candyman, Tilt Ya Head Back and Burlesque.

But the all-time glamorous look has to be Moulin-Rouge

This heavy purple smoky eye look with deep cherry red lipstick is certainly memorable.

The diamond necklace and red satin gloves compliment the eyes, I really love the gems either side of her eyes, the look oozes glamour.

 

3. Beyonce

Queen B has been an icon since her debut days in Destiny’s Child back in the 90s.

Her style has always been prominent and there are so many of her songs that I love.

For me, the most Iconic look has to be in Naughty Girl.

The song opens with her wearing a stunning pink dress with diamonds and suspender tights.

But her smoky eye look and bronzed contour stand out, clearly, B is ahead of the makeup game.

Next shes wearing a beautiful red lace dress, with a fur jacket with a glossy red lipstick.

Both looks are iconic, there are so many makeup looks that Beyonce wears that are stunning.

 

4. Jenny from the block

Jlo has been a beauty icon since day one, and we all know that her love don’t cost a thing, but I bet her makeup bag does!

Jlo’s makeup look in Jenny from the block is so dewy, her skin is glowy and radiant and her statement red lipstick is bold for the makeup look.

The natural thin brows emphasise the gold shadow and highlight on her inner corner.

What I like about this look is how glowy her skin looks and how JLo is wearing a pair of large hoop earrings and a fur coat to tie the look together.

The makeup is simple but it stands out.

 

5. Blu Cantrell

Blu Cantrell’s most iconic look has to be from her Breathe music video with Sean Paul, where she is wearing striking blue contact lenses.

Clearly, we can tell by the video that she loves the colour blue.

Her contact lenses are a stunning pale blue, with a pair of lashes even on the bottom lash.

Blue Cantrell’s glossy nude lip compliments the eye-look and makes her skin appear flawless and glowing.

 

That’s it for my most Iconic 00s makeup looks, please comment below and let me know which makeup look you like the most.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to like and follow my blog.

The Great Birmingham Bark Off


So last week, Halloween to be precise. I decided to raise money for a local charity that I care about.

The Birmingham dog’s home has recently moved location following a terrific fire in 2013 that burned down the entire building.

I decided to make the bake sale Halloween themed.

The bake sale was during one of my lectures at Birmingham City University, at a reasonable price for staff and students.

My cupcakes were chocolate and vanilla sponge, with orange and green frosting with Haribo Halloween sweets on and handmade spiders made out of black icing.

There was also rocky road, which was really easy to make, as it contains: chocolate, digestive biscuits, marshmallows, glazed cherries, and popcorn.

Although, the favourite thing from the bake sale was my chocolate chip cookies.

They were really easy to make as there aren’t many ingredients required, and they take roughly 7-9 minutes to bake.

I really enjoyed doing the bake sale as I received good feedback from it and I loved baking everything, and of course, it’s for a great cause.

Please feel free to visit the Birmingham dog’s home website to find out more about what they do and how you can get involved with any fundraising. https://www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk

Also if you would like to learn how I bake my homemade cookies please comment and I’ll post on my blog the simple but very tasty cookie recipe!

I can also upload my easy rocky road recipe as well!

My favourite vlogger

So recently I was scrolling through YouTube. As you do.

And I was watching some of my favourite bloggers like Hannah Renee, Rachel Leary and Jordan Lipscombe.

When I saw a makeup tutorial by Gemma Louise Miles. So I watched it.

Her makeup is stunning and her house is amazing!

Her style and decor is unbelievable!

I was surprised at first that she was British, as usually when I click on a makeup tutorial it’s by someone American or Australian.

So she blogs about shops that we can go to in the uk. YES!!

There’s nothing worse when you click on a tutorial and all of the makeup is from Sephora..

The struggle is real!

Anyways, Gemma’s house looks like something from Vogue or Elle.

However, Gemma blogs about buying things for her home for Primark and B&M.

Cheap as chips.

Great for us girlies on a budget!

Gemma’s following is huge!

With over 50k followers on Youtube and 45k on Instagram.

Her instagram is so girly, with selfies and outfit of the day photos and videos from her Youtube channel.

She posts regularly on her social media and uploads 2-3 times a week on YouTube.

My favourite video’s she uploads to her channel are her Primark hauls, as I do love Primark, and I love a good deal!

She confident in-front of the camera, really chatty and sweet.

I would 100% recommend watching her channel she’s so lovely and her style is so like mine.

If you aren’t already subscribe to her channel and follow her on Instagram.

I’m really excited to see her Christmas uploads as she did mention that she would be doing baking for both Halloween and Christmas.

Eeeek!!

I can’t wait for Christmas now!

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed this post!