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

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

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Moonchild Glow Kit

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As requested on my previous twitter poll, my next post is going to be reviewing the Anastasia Beverly Hills – Moonchild Glow Kit. I received this as a Christmas present from my wonderful little sister and it’s the best present I got this year. It really is beautiful and I use it almost everyday. The palette is extremely pigmented so each shade is noticeably different on the skin. It comes in 6 shades; Blue Ice, Star, Purple Horseshoe, Pink Heart, Lucky Clover and Blue Moon.

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I never took a photo of mine when I first got it so here an example
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Swatches from Top-Bottom; Blue Ice, Star, Purple Horseshoe, Pink Heart, Lucky Clover & Blue Moon

The quality of this highlight is stunning, fan a bit of this across your cheekbones and you feel like you can slay all day. It’s easily layered too so you can go subtle or full on out there with it. I’m personally always an ‘out there’ kind of girl with my highlight, but thats just me💁🏼

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Drinks out with friends. In this I’m wearing shade ‘Blue Ice’ which I probably layered up around 3 times to get this lovely bright glow

If there’s one downside to this palette, it’s how easily it crumbles. Everyone I know who has owned one has had the same problem I’ve had. I have fixed mine a couple of times and although this doesn’t affect the quality of the highlight it is rather annoying having to constantly do this. I would say if you’re like me and you travel around a lot, make sure it’s in your bag in a way that it won’t be moved around too much, or go for a completely different highlight option when it comes to travelling.

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Picture of palette when broken

To fix the palette I used Surgical Solution and a spoon, it really is that simple. Surgical solution can be found almost anywhere too which is great too. I got mine from Savers, £1 for a 500ml bottle , which is really useful because as I stated earlier, it breaks, a lot!

In my honest opinion this is a really good highlighting kit in terms of the quality and how it looks on the skin, however the amount it shatters just makes me feel like it isn’t exactly worth the £39. I’ve used highlight just as decent for not even a fraction of the price, the packaging has fell apart but the product itself stayed intact. Makeup Revolution do amazing strobe highlighters and they’re only £3!, I have it in the shade ‘Golden Lights’ (if you look back to my look in my previous post this was the highlight I used to create my final look).

Again thanks for reading and any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated!

Courtney x