Do you love to experiment with your beauty products or do you have routine that you can’t seem to break from? I’m kind of stuck somewhere in the middle, I’m trying to embrace new things, which is why I thought I would share all my current favourites – from nail varnishes to moisturiser and even a crazy-looking brush.
One of my goals for 2015 is to feature more beauty on Fashionista Barbie, now don’t get too excited I won’t be bringing you make-up tutorials, but I will be sharing some of my favourite products, new items that have me excited, as well as tips and tricks from the professionals, I have already lined up a great expert panel covering hair, body and make-up.
As much as I love beauty, stocking my bathroom with potions and lotions, acquiring so many nail varnishes my vases are overflowing, make-up is my major downfall. I am terrible at getting it right, which generally means I just do the bare minimum to get by, foundation, a little bronzer, mascara and the occasional lip gloss and hope for the best.
So being asked by the lovely Lauren and Fran to be star on their fab beauty channel ‘Made Up’ on YouTube was also an opportunity for me to learn a trick or two!!! What I love most, well except for how pretty Lauren made me, is that it is very rare to see make-up tutorials for glasses wearers who realise that we also want our eyes to shine – most are focused on adding blusher and lip stick, whereas Lauren really went for striking eye make-up that is easy to replicate.
I really love the Made Up Back to Basics series – everything from shaping eyebrows to covering spots and even easy contouring for beginners – if like me you are a lover of make-up but not very good I would recommend checking out their video channel to pick up some tips.
Let me know what you think of my makeover.
[Top pic & Video – Made Up by Lauren and Fran]
I am a lover of winter because I get to layer up and generally speaking no part of my skin is on show, however, on the other hand I love it when summer comes around as waking up to sunshine instantly cheers me up. But when the sun comes out to play I dread those moments where I will have to show off my legs, or maybe even wear a bikini – so this summer I decided to try out a few beauty favourites that I have been recommended.
So for my summer loving beauty bytes I have a gradual self tan, sea salt spray to give you tousled waves, and a contouring serum that actually works!!!