Wednesday, 22 May 2013

What's that on your face?

Today my best friend and I decided to grab a hot drink and go for a walk along the seaside. Where we live we are really lucky and the beach is literally less than a 5 minute drive so it's always nice to go for a stroll and a chat. 

Before all of that though I thought I'd give you a quick look into a product I swear by and use daily and the make-up I wear on a day-to-day basis. 

After I've had a shower and washed my face I always use Liz Earle's Instant Boost Skin Tonic, with the ingredients including aloe vera, cucumber and natural vitamin E this stuff really wakes my face up and gives me the perfect clean base to start my make-up on.

I tend not to use a moisturiser after this as it tends to make my skin a little greasy/oily. I actually only use my moisturiser ( which is the Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisturiser ) a couple of times a week and always in the evening after I've taken my make-up off.

Now onto the make-up (and how I prevent myself from looking like a 12 year old.)
Even though I am a massive beauty love and a huge make-up hoarder I tend to use the same make-up daily, switching up my mascaras and lip colours now and again. This is what is in my make-up bag right now and for me are all definitely must-haves. (Minus my brushes which I keep in a storage holder) Below I've written out all the products in the order in which I use them, if you have any questions please ask! Most things you can get from any Superdrug or Boots stores but if not everything can be found online!

Benefit - The POREfessional Primer
Maybelline - Super Stay 24H Concealer (Light/Beige 2)
e.l.f. - Complexion Perfection Powder
L'oreal - True Match Foundation (N4)
e.l.f. - Warm Bronzer 
Fake Bake - Beyond Bronze Shimmer
Rimmel - Eyebrow Pencil (002 Hazel)
HD Brows - Powder Palette (Nude, Carbon, Warm Brown, Ash Brown)
Eyelash Curlers ( Cheap Boots pair that I've had for years)
Liz Earle - Intensifying Mascara Base
Benefit - they're Real! mascara (Black)
Seventeen - doll'd up mascara (Black)
Rimmel - Accelerator Endless mascara (Black)
Maybelline - Master drama khol liner (Ultra Black)

Not pictured -
 e.l.f.mineral complexion brush
Rimmel - Kate Lipstick (20)
Barry M - Bubblegum Lipgloss

I wore a leopard print swing dress from ASOS which I styled with black tights and flat pumps. For jewellery I wore my new look beaded collar necklace, a mix of silver rings and my silver Tiffany studs and seeing as the weather is still a bit chilly (whats all that about?) I also wore my trusty old new look leather jacket.

Here's a few photos from my afternoon out at the seaside.

Please let me know what you think of this post and what you want to see more of!



  1. Lovely post! I am desperate for some liz earle skincare!!!

    1. Thank you! Follow and keep checking back as as soon as I have enough followers I'll be doing a giveaway with most likely some Liz Earle products :-)

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    1. Thank you! Yeah sometimes I do forget how lucky I am having to have it on my doorstep! x

  3. You have great skin, beautiful! Love that collar necklace. Jealous that you live by the seaside! xx

    1. Thank you very much! I swear by Liz Earle products and the necklace is from New Look and in my latest haul post :-) I am very lucky to live where I do definitely! xxx

  4. Kirstie your stunning! Stop it! I live by Liza earl aswell, loves of my life! So glad your blogs up again :D xxx

  5. I'm so jealous you get to love by the sea :) I'd be forever popping down if I lived there :) love your everyday make up! I use porefessional too :) & your lipgloss is such a great colour! Love bright lips x

    1. Thank you so much for reading! I live on an island so totally surrounded by it haha! I LOVE porefessional can't wait to actually go and get a full-sized one, the sample has lasted for so long though which is amazing! x

  6. I've heard so many wonderful things about Liz Earle - so keen to try it! xx


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