May 30 Day Makeup Challenge

Hey guys, been off blogging for a while as I’ve been trying to put my life back together but I thought this would be a good reappearance post. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating these various looks.

In this thread you are going to see my face at some rather odd angles, I apologise that some angles really aren’t too pretty.

Some of these are missing purely due to bad makeup/ugly selfie days.

1: BARE FACE

2:EVERYDAY MAKEUP

3:BOLD LIPSTICK


4: CRAZY EYELINER

5: SUNSET INSPIRED


6: NEUTRAL MAKEUP


7: AUTUMN MAKEUP

9: OMBRÉ


10: GLITTER

(Video on my Instagram)

11: POP COLOUR


12 & 13: ROCKABILLY & BRONZED

15: SMOKEY EYE (with a Courtney twist)


16: 4 PRODUCTS ONLY


17: LASHES

19: COLOUR BLOCK


21: & 22: PURPLE & FOLLOW A YOUTUBE (Instagram)


Another video here!

23: CELEBRITY

Ooo another video

Stopped the makeup challenge here as it was my 1 year anniversary with bae (yay go me), I did have some pretty eye looks over the weekend I spent with him however…

Cute little hearts under the wing for my daytime anniversary makeup💖


Evening makeup – Going out in Camden always gives me an excuse to be a lil extra💃🏼


Saturday – House Party inner corner glow✨

Thanks for reading, again I’m going to add once I hit 1000 views I will be going a giveaway Instagram post🔥

Courts x

Kérastase Resistance Shampoo & Conditioner | Review

Hey guys, so those of you who have followed my blog from the first few posts will know that I’ve gone from having brown/grey hair to being a blonde again.

Everyone should know by now that bleaching your hair is a dangerous game especially if you’ve been box dying your hair for years (🙋🏼guilty).

I’ve tried many different shampoos/hair masks/hair hacks and nothing has ever seemed to actually make my hair that silky soft blonde I always wanted.

Until I found out about these thanks to the salon I’ve recently been getting my hair done at.


THIS STUFF BLOODY WORKS! I really put it to the test after the second set of highlights I had put in.

So I wanted to try it out, see how my hair would be without this product. I went back to using Tresemmé for around a week and I had to give up because my hair was snapping every minute of every day. The ends were all whispy and my hair just wasn’t soft, it felt brittle and I wanted to cry. As you can see below my hair when straight would just be fluffy all the time, which I hate!

After 1 WASH of using this again my hair isn’t snapping anymore and look how good the condition of it actually is now. When I straighten my hair it stays straight, silky and non fluffy!

I used to ignore the whole looking after your hair after dying it but now I see why you really do have to do this. Spend that little bit more money on a decent shampoo & conditioner ladies because honestly it’ll do you and your confidence wonders💁🏼

This stuff isn’t cheap but also not completely break the bank expensive seeing as it lasts a while. I get mine off Feel Unique for around £30 for the both of them, and my previous bottles lasted me 2.5/3 months! 

For anyone with damaged hair due to bleaching/box dyes seriously consider this stuff or replace your hair wash for any other one with protein in because you will see a huge difference!

Please comment below if there’s anything you’d like me to review/talk about in any of my upcoming posts

Also I’m aiming to get to 1000 views by the end of the month, lets make this happen and I may do a giveaway🎉🎉


Love yas,

Court x

What’s in my travel makeup bag💄

Hey guys, sorry it’s been a while I’ve been extremely busy lately! Summer is coming up thought so I will hopefully have a lot more free time to get some posts and photos together to inspire myself some more😊

This post is going to be all about the makeup I carry around if I’m staying away from home. Which i have to admit is majority of my makeup because I can never choose between all of it.

Base Face Makeup


•NYX Pore Filler – £11 

• No7 Instant Radiance foundation in Warm Ivory – £12.50 (I’m currently looking for a new foundation, one that’s not matte, yet still full coverage so if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to comment and give a girl some recommendations)

• Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fare – £4

• Revolution Ultra Cream Contour – £8 

• Revolution Ultra Sculpt & Contour Kit in C04 Ultra Light/Medium – £3.50

• Cheap crappy foundation brush

Palettes


• NYX Ultimate Brights eyeshadow palette – £16

• Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glowkit – £39

• Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette – £42

• Urban Decay Afterdark eyeshadow palette – £39.50

• My self made pressed glitter eyeshadow palette

Eye detailers  


• NYX Be Wicked Lashes in Flirt – £5.50

• Eyelure eyelash glue – £3

• NYX Tame & Frame in Chocolate – £5.50

• Collection Liquid Liner in Black – £3

• NYX Liquid Vivid White – £5.50

• NYX Ultimate Brights liner in Petal – £5.50

Lips


Lipsticks are actually something I own way to much of so these are my favourites I can’t decide between.

• Revolution Rose Gole Lipsticks in Inclination & Inspiration – £3

• W7 lipstick in Pillar Box – £5

• NYX Lip Pencil in Blackberry – £3.50

• NYX Lip Lingere in Bedtime Flirt – ££6.50

• NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes in Transylvania, Amsterdam & Zurich – £5.50


This is how I carry everything around with me and surprisingly I manage to fit everything mentioned this post in it, even though it is like a game of Tetris to do so. (I also forgot to photograph the mascara & beauty blender I use so popped it in the middle of this image)

 •No7 Extreme Length Sensitive in Black – £12.50

• Real Techniques Beauty Blender – £9.99 for 2 

I use 95% of these items almost everyday which I is insane because I’ve never noticed how much I actually use. Again apologies for my lack of posting, hope you enjoyed this one☺️

Courtney x

Urban Decay | Afterdark Palette | Review

Hey guys, so I’m trying to think up some more review ideas but it’s rather difficult as I haven’t been able to purchase any new makeup for a while, (currently waiting for the next student loan to drop so I can treat myself again).

I thought for this post I’d do a small review on my current favourite eyeshadow palette, Urban Decay’s Afterdark! At £39.50 I can say it is rather expensive but it’s so worth it if you’re an everyday eyeshadow wearer like I am.

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This was definitely an impulse buy, I didn’t really research into it I just really enjoyed the colours and hey it’s Urban Decay so I knew it was going to be good quality. The colours in this palette are so bold and bright and I love that they all have a slight shimmer to them. You really can experiment with these as I manage to get bright popping eyes for when I’m feeling that bit extra but also really subtle everyday makeup out of this baby.

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IN ORDER L-R: Paralyzed, Fringe, Lounge, Backfire, Druggie, Off Duty, Sinful, Supersonic, Scene & Alter
You get 10 colours in this palette ranging from light to darks. My favourites and most used have to be ‘scene’ and ‘supersonic’ these can be blended nicely together to create subtle ombre style eyes…

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I was tired and had uni so this was rushed, but it’s a good example of how subtle the palette can be
I also am in love with the shade ‘fringe’ I’ve used this on a few recent looks you may have seen, especially if you follow me on Instagram, this is a bright green/turquoise colour and pairs amazingly with ‘sinful’. These are two of my favourites to achieve a bold cut crease. It also blends nicely with ‘creep’ from the original Naked palette for more of a smokey eyed look.

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It’s also used in my first ever youtube video, so if you’re interested in seeing how it turned out check it out here

This is the palette I use almost every day, if you’re like me and love bright in your face eyeshadow yet sometimes enjoy toning it down this is definitely something you need to add to your collection.

Just to add, it goes so well with the Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Moonchild Glow Kit, those of you who know of this will know it has different pigments in each highlight so it’s nice finding a glow that you can pair with your eyes!

I’d just like to take a moment to thank everyone for the support, your comments and likes mean everything to me because I’m still getting to grips with this whole blogging business!

Love yas,

Court x

Dear make up newbies,

As you all know make-up artistry is becoming a really big part of our generation and has been growing rapidly, bringing in a massive following through multiple social media platforms. So here’s some tips for those of you wanting to get into make-up/progress in your make-up skills.

  1. Don’t head straight in with the big expensive brands

You don’t want to be splashing out £40+ on a palette that you can’t get the hang of, drug stores are everywhere and if you know what shades you’re looking for you’ll notice a lot of places sell dupes. Superdrug is always a great place to look for cheap but also decent quality brands (MUA and Makeup Revolution being two very popular examples of this).

  1. Beauty blenders – A make-up bag must have!

Cant get to grips with blending out your contour with a brush? Unsure of how to apply foundation to get a more even coverage? A damp beauty blender is enough to solve all of this and you can pick them up cheap, mine cost me £3 from Boots and I can’t live without it!

  1. Less can be more

Not everyone can pull off these cut creases and bright green lips. Trust me, those that can probably wish they could pull off the more natural look themselves. So rock those nude lip shades and soft brown eye shadows, and forget about what’s “trendy” in the make-up world.

  1. Just because it works for them, doesn’t mean it’ll work for you…

Tutorials are ways in which many people can learn how to apply/blend/learn all different make up techniques. However, don’t be disheartened just because your favourite YouTuber’s styles don’t work for you. Everyone has their own techniques and styles, practice all different ones and stick with what you know and are comfortable with.

  1. Finally, practice does make perfect

Let’s be honest here you’re not gonna be the next MUA after only a few attempts, it takes these people years to be able to perfect their style. So like everything else practice makes perfect. All good things don’t occur instantly, these things take time and most importantly HAVE FUN WITH IT.

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My makeup a year ago vs my makeup now

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Above are a few of my recent make up looks, as you can clearly see practice does help and I am far from being perfect still but maybe one day. A great tip is just finding what works for you in terms of products, brushes and application.

Hope this helps and have fun pretties,

Love Court x

Maleficent Makeup Tutorial

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HEY GUYS,

So I just put up my FIRST EVER makeup video on YouTube!

I went with a Maleficent theme because it’s me and I’ll find any excuse to theme my makeup, hopefully you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed making it!

♡Click here to watch♡

Love ya honeys,

Court x

What’s in my bag?

Hey guys, so I’ve seen a few bloggers do this kind of thing and its something people seem to be really interested in, so as voted this is a post on what my bag contains on a daily basis.

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No images taken from others. All images are my own.
  1. My purse: The most important thing when taking my bag out, I’ll always check my purse is in there even if theres nothing in it. Half the time my bank cards/money aren’t in there either they’re in my oyster holder/pockets but it’s still something I must have.
  2. Passport: The only form of ID I have since I lost my provisional 2 years ago, I still haven’t got round to ordering a new one. I enjoy a spontaneous beverage every now and then so this is another important thing to keep on me at all times. I look about 15 still so get ID’d everywhere, especially when I’m in London.
  3. Headphones: I can’t leave the house without my headphones, especially when I’m venturing out alone. Gotta have music everywhere I go.
  4. My till key: Not something many people will constantly have on them. If I didn’t take my till key everywhere then I’d forget it (I’d forget my arms if they weren’t attached to me to be honest). Fellow Wetherspoon’s workers will understand the feeling of dread you get when you forget this and have to face being on floor all day.
  5. Thierry Mugler – Alien: My favourite perfume ever. If I’ve got my bag on me I’ll have this on me. It’s a scent many people recognise, I’m constantly walking past people and hearing *sniffs* “someones wearing alien” and I actually love it. It’s also refillable which I find amazing because it’s slightly cheaper than going and buying a whole new bottle. I have a 60ml bottle and have the parfum not eau du toilette so it wasn’t cheap but it lasts all day so it’s worth it. I got mine for £69 from Feel Unique. If you’ve never had a whiff of this your nostrils are missing out.
  6. AVON – Little Black Dress: For when I don’t want to waste the expensive perfume I’ll wear this or Britney Spears – Hidden Fantasy. A cute Christmas present from my nana, makes a nice wear if you’re doing nothing too important and aren’t going out for long but still want to smell super cute.
  7. Lipsticks: I usually carry around a few different ones at a time so I can switch it up during the day. I often mix 2 shades together as well to make different tones/ombre effects. Different shades depending on how I’m feeling basically. I’m loving pinks and neutrals at the moment so these 4 are some current favourites of mine. ‘NYX Cosmetics: Lip Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt £6.50, Soft Matte Lip Creme in Zurich £5.50, Lip Liner in Currant £3.00’ all brought from Boots and ‘Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipstick in Inclination’ £3.00 at Superdrug.

Usually I have about 50 receipts, chewing gum packets and all kinds of rubbish in the bottom of my bag also, I’m really not good at bag cleanliness. I’ve recently sorted it out so it’s quite nice and tidy currently but I highly doubt this will last very long. Once I stop becoming a poor student I’m guaranteeing the receipts to start overflowing from it once again.

Also I’m finding it really handy deciding which blog posts to write next by doing twitter polls. I enjoy finding out what you all find interesting to read so if you don’t already follow me and want an input on what I do next then watch out for me next poll (@emptyheadds).

Thanks for reading,

Courtney x