Festival Makeup Collab with AllThingsAllatt: Colourful x Grungy

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Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all having a lovely bank holiday.

I’m v excited for today’s post as this is my second collaboration with yet another fab blogger and this time it’s with allthingsallatt! (Instagram: @allthingsallatt) I love Rebecca’s content, she does great makeup posts and brill reviews on products so go check out her blog and her take on this collab here.

So as festival season is approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to do a makeup look especially for it. Rebecca has already done a few on her blog but this was my first time doing one this year. We decided to do something a bit different by creating contrasting looks; mine is colourful and vibrant whereas Rebecca’s is grungy and dark. Two very opposite styles of festival makeup for you guys and gals to enjoy!

Eyes

As this was such a vibrant look, I of course used the best palette for colour which is the Morphe 35B Colour Blast palette. I did a halo style of eyeshadow to help give the appearance of rounder, bigger eyes and to define the look more. In the middle of the halo, I kept it white and applied a Stargazer Glitter Eyeliner which is has beautiful multicolour flecks in the product. On top of that, I put a white glitter from EBay which stuck to the Stargazer glitter well. To add even more glitter to the eyes, I used the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Distortion and Grind on top of my black NYX Matte Liquid Eyeliner.

Transition – Sunshine

Crease – Smoothie, Bikini & Fuchsia

Outer Corner/ Inner Corner towards halo – Purplish, Puffs

Lid (halo) – Chalk

Inner Corner – Lemonade

Bottom Lash Line – Apple Cider & Deep Dive

Mascara: Kiko Luxurious Lashes Waterproof Mascara

False Eyelashes: Morphe Melrose Ave Lashes

Pencil Eyeliner: Wet n Wild Colour Icon Kohl Eyeliner in You’re Always White!

Other Products I’m Wearing

Face

Festival makeup just wouldn’t be complete without wearing some glitter on the face now would it? I used a Chunky Silver Mixed Glitter Pot from eBay which has a mix of chunky and finely milled glitter, it cost just £1.70 and if you get 3 then you get 3 free! I applied this to my cheeks and around the outside of my eyes.

Primer: Nip + Fab Viper Venom Micro Blur Fix

Foundation: Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation in Light – Medium Honey

Concealer: Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair Neutral

Contour: Too Faced Cocoa Contour

Powder: Kat Von D ‘Lock It’ Setting Powder in Translucent

Highlighter: Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

Setting Spray: Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Peach Setting Spray

Brows

I wanted the brows to look fluffy for this look so I used my Spoolie and brushed them upwards and used the Sleek Makeup Eyebrow Kit in Dark & NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel as usual.

Lips

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Chi

I also used the white Wet n Wild eyeliner to draw a line down the middle of my bottom lip. I feel this is such a nice touch to make this look even more festival like.

This was such a fun look to create and it makes me wish I was actually going to a festival! Are you going to any this year?

Thanks for reading and thanks again to Rebecca for the collab! I hope you enjoy both of our looks!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

Tropical Eye Makeup Look

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Hey!

So for my birthday, I got the Morphe 35B Colour Burst Eyeshadow Palette (review coming soon) which is soooo colourful! Definitely the most vibrant palette I’ve set my eyes on! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and have a play with the colours.

Yesterday was a pretty miserable day weather wise so I thought I’d brighten things up and do this tropical eye makeup look. It’s so loud and vivid, I love it!

Eyes

So as I’ve already said, I used my new Morphe Colour Blast palette. I went for bright, warm toned shadows to create a sunset looking half cut crease and then wore a contrasting tropical green colour on my lower lash line.

Transition – Smoothie

Crease – Brilliant

Outer Corner – Chicory

Lid (half cut crease) – Sunshine & Puffs

Inner Corner – Chalk

Bottom Lash Line – Ziggy

Mascara: Kiko Luxurious Lashes Waterproof Mascara

Eyeliner: Tarte Maneater Liquid Eyeliner

False Eyelashes: Morphe Melrose Ave Lashes

Other Products I’m Wearing

Face

Primer: Nip + Fab Viper Venom Micro Blur Fix

Foundation: Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation in Light – Medium Honey

Concealer: Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair Neutral

Contour: Too Faced Cocoa Contour

Powder: Kat Von D ‘Lock It’ Setting Powder in Translucent

Highlighter: Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

Setting Spray: Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Peach Setting Spray

Brows

Sleek Makeup Eyebrow Kit in Dark & NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

Lips

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Love Bug

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

Fiery Half Cut Crease Eye Look

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Today’s look is fiery and fierce! I am loving bright colours at the mo and think this look would be great for a summer night out. I feel that the warm toned shades on the eyes just give haaawt summer vibes!

Eyes

For this look I used the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette, the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette and the Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette. I decided to do minimal liner today and wear big, wispy lashes.

Transition – Combust (UD)

Crease – Huntz (M x JH)

Outer Corner – Blazing, Amber & Oud (Huda)

Lid (half cut crease) – Creamsicle (M x JH)

Inner Corner – High & Thirteen (UD)

Bottom Lash Line – Oud & Amber

Lips

For lipstick, I wore the NYX Lip Lingerie in Cashmere Silk which is a pretty brown, nude beige shade.

Other Makeup I’m Wearing:

Primer: NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer

Foundation: Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation in Light – Medium Honey

Concealer: Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair Neutral

Contour: Too Faced Cocoa Contour

Powder: RCMA No Colour Powder

Eyebrows: Sleek Makeup Eyebrow Kit in Dark & NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

Highlighter: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

Mascara: Kiko Luxurious Lashes Waterproof Mascara

Eyeliner: NYX Matte Liquid Liner in Black & Wet n Wild Color Icon Kohl Liner in You’re So White!

Setting Spray: Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Peach Setting Spray

False Eyelashes: Morphe Melrose Ave Lashes

Thanks for reading! I hope you like this look

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

Vibrant Purple Halo Eye Look

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Hey huns!

Today I’m back with another halo eye look and boy, oh boy am I happy with the way this turned out! It just shows that practice really is the key to improving your makeup skills. I’m very proud of this halo eye look as I’ve only done them a few times; I decided to take a bit longer than usual on my eye makeup today with blending and placement of the eyeshadows. So yeah, I’m pleased with the finished result!

I wanted to go for a really bold eye. Today’s inspo comes from an MUA I’ve always loved and I’m obsessed with the looks he posts on Instagram. @mmmmitchell is the makeup king! I can’t even begin to explain how talented he is. I looove how colourful he makes his eyeshadow looks, they’re so extra and just so out there! I wanted something bright like the makeup he does so went for this look. This eye makeup is so vibrant and colourful, it’s fab! I really want to try and start experimenting with more colour in my makeup looks. A brown smokey eye is pretty don’t get me wrong, and it’s a great go-to look but isn’t a pop of colour just waaaay more interesting?! Yes, yes it is.

Eyes

Let me just say, this look took a hella’ lot of blending! Totally worth it though. I tried to pack on the colour more in this look and blend it altogether in teeny weeny circular motions, I find the shadows are more distinguished this way and are less likely to merge into a blob of colour.

For this look, I used the Magic Palette by Juvias Place , the Tarte Tartiest Pro Amazonian Clay Palette and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette.

Transition – Kogi (Juvias Place)

Crease – No Filter (Tarte) & Ife (Juvias Place)

Outer Corner and Inner Corner – Ife

Lid (Halo) – Vermeer (ABH) for centre of Halo & Kogi blended into sides

Highlighting Inner Corner – Vermeer

Bottom Lash Line – No Filter & Ife

Lips

I’m wearing the beaut Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny on my lips.

Other Makeup I’m Wearing:

Primer: NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer

Foundation: Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation in Light – Medium Honey

Concealer: Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair Neutral

Contour: Too Faced Cocoa Contour

Powder: RCMA No Colour Powder

Eyebrows: Sleek Makeup Eyebrow Kit in Dark & NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

Highlighter: Iconic London Illuminator in Original

Mascara: Kiko Luxurious Lashes Waterproof Mascara

Eyeliner: NYX Matte Liquid Liner in Black & Wet n Wild Color Icon Kohl Liner in You’re So White!

Setting Spray: Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Peach Setting Spray

False Eyelashes: LA Splash Dauntless Lashes Extra

Thanks for reading lovelies and I hope you enjoyed this look

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Face Mask

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I’ve been on the hunt for a good Charcoal mask for a while now as I’ve heard they’re amazing for getting rid of blackheads, minimising the appearance of pores and detoxing the skin.

I decided to try this Purifying Glow Mask by The Body Shop as I wanted a product that was obviously cruelty free (this is 100% vegan which is a plus!), that had really good reviews and actually does what it claims it does.

The Packaging

The packaging that the product comes in has a dark design with green detail on it to illustrate this particular type of mask (there are 5 other types of At-Home Facial Experience masks by TBS). The mask comes in a 75ml glass, sleek looking pot that has a luxurious and expensive feel about it.

The Product

The mask itself is made completely from natural ingredients; it is formulated without harsh chemicals such as parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oils which can damage the skin and actually clog the pores on your face. As listed on the packaging, the main ingredients include:

Bamboo Charcoal from the Himalayan Foothills – this helps to draw out impurites and excess oils from the skin

Crushed Green Tea Leaves from Japan – rich in catechins (a type of antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage). The leaves also exfoliate the skin exceptionally well

Community Trade Tea Tree Oil from Kenya – keeps skin looking clear

When opening the pot, the scent of the mask instantly hits you – it smells absolutely wonderful! The Green Tea and Tea Tree Oil really stand out.You can just tell that it is going to be tingly on your face from just one whiff.

The mask has a mud – like consistency which I personally prefer as I think it feels more like a proper facial mask when the texture is thick. I also love the fact that the mask is purifying with the charcoal ingredient but also has exfoliating properties with the crushed green tea leaves.

The Application

1. Before applying this mask, ensure that all makeup is removed and that your skin has been cleansed.

2. Using the Facial Mask Brush by The Body Shop or your fingers like I do, apply a generous, even layer of the product all over your face, taking care to avoid the mouth and eye area. You can apply the mask to your neck too if you wish.

3. You’re suppose to keep the mask on for 5-10 minutes however, I leave it on for 20 minutes to make sure that the mud has dried properly. The mask gives your skin a slight prickly sensation which I love and it dries to the point where your face stiffens.

4. When the time is up, use some warm water and rinse your face a little using circular motions to exfoliate your skin. Continue to rinse with more water to wash off the rest of the mask then pat your face dry with a towel.

The Body Shop advises using this product 2-3 times a week, every week; this is to help maintain fresh skin and keep it in check. Due to this being quite an expensive skincare product, I only use it twice a week.

The Price

This Charcoal mask retails at £17 on The Body Shop website. It does seem a lot of money for a face mask but considering how little of the product you need (about 3-4 scoops on your fingers) and the generous size of the pot, it’ll definitely last a while. It is pricey but sooo worth it!

The Verdict

I love this face mask! I noticed a difference in my skin after just one use! It made my skin suuuper soft and it reduced the noticeability of my pores. Although it didn’t clear out all my blackheads after the first use, it definitely got rid of a lot of them and after the second use, they looked even better! It drew out my impurities so my skin felt dirt free and pores felt unclogged. Since using this product, my skin feels so much healthier and my oiliness has been kept more at bay. It truly feels like such an indulgent at- home facial experience when using this product; I just feel so rejuvenated after and it makes my makeup apply seamlessly the next day.

I cant recommend this mask enough! You won’t be able to stop stroking your face after as it’ll feel so fresh and soft.

Have you used this product? What do you think?

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

The Body Shop Vitamin E Skin Care Review

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Today I’ll be reviewing a few products from the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop. I’ve heard lots of good things about their skin care products and for Christmas, my best friend bought me some.

Vitamin E has many benefits for the skin:

• it has antioxidant properties that help fight off free radicals that damage your skin, helping to make skin look and feel younger and help reverse the signs of ageing.

• it strengthens and protects skin and reduces inflammation especially after exposure to UV radiation, keeping it healthy and smooth.

• it provides hydration for skin and restores moisture, which is particularly great for dry skin.

As well as Vitamin E, these products are also formulated with Wheatgerm Oil which is another moisturising nutrient, helping to repair damaged skin cells and prevent scarring.

Gentle Facial Wash

Facial cleansing is the first step to clean, refreshed skin. This face wash in particular is great for minimising the appearance of impurities and moisturising the skin. It is a balanced formula that doesn’t increase the oiliness in my skin and provides hydration for my dry areas. As this face wash is gentle, it is especially good for sensitive skin as it contains natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals. Pour a little bit into your hands and apply to a wet face, massaging it in circular motions then rinse off and dab your face with a towel. You can also use it with a sonic facial brush although I wouldn’t recommend using one if you have extra sensitive or damaged skin. I use this with my No.7 Cleansing Brush to exfoliate my skin at the same time.

Hydrating Toner

This is the next step after cleansing although many people leave this stage out of their skin care regime. Toning your skin is important as it removes any excess dirt and remaining face wash that is left on your face after cleansing. It also helps to soothe and nourish skin which provides a better base for applying makeup. This toner is a hydrating toner which makes skin feel even fresher and restores its pH balance, keeping skin healthier for longer. Simply pour a little bit onto a cotton pad and smooth all over your face.

Moisture Cream

This should be used after cleansing and toning, its the last step of my skin care routine. Taking a very small amount, I dab a bit on my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin and rub it in all over my face in small, circular motions. What I love about this moisturiser is how easily it absorbs into the skin and doesn’t leave my face feeling sticky or tacky; it hydrates and leaves skin looking fresh and healthy. I love the feel of the formula too, it’s so lightweight and creamy and has a whipped like texture to it. This product also contains hyluronic acid which helps maximise collagen levels in the skin. This aids in maintaining skins elasticity and keeps it feeling plump.

I’ve been using all 3 products as part of my daily skin care routine since Christmas which I know isn’t very long, but I have already noticed an improvement in my skin. It feels so much smoother and more nourished.

I would definitely recommend these products! They are suitable for any skin type be that oily, normal or dry. I have areas of both oily and dry skin on my face and it works great!

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

7 Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know

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Today’s post is about some beauty hacks that I personally find really useful and wanted to share with you to make your lives that little bit easier when it comes to makeup.

Vaseline as brow gel

Vaseline is such an all-round versatile product, it has so many uses. If you’ve run out of brow gel, petroleum jelly works wonders and is a great substitute. Simply take a Spoolie and brush the product through the brows and this will keep them in place for the day.

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Using tape as a guide for your winged eyeliner

Us girls know how annoying it can be when we don’t get our eyeliner right. Using tape is a great way to ensure your winged eyeliner is a perfect, sharp shape. When applying the tape, place it level with your lower lash line and angle it towards the end of your brow. Using your eyeliner pen/brush, draw a line along the edge of the tape and once the shape is created, fill it in. If the product gets on the tape then its fine as you will be peeling it off anyway.

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(Excuse the state of my brows and lack of foundation)

Get the illusion of plumper, more defined lips using concealer

Everyone wants full lips so for those who wish they could make them look bigger, this one’s for you. Highlighting the central part of your lips gives them dimension, this can be done using a light shade of concealer. Apply a tiny dab of the product to the middle section of your top and bottom lip and blend outwards with your fingertip (this works best when your hands are warm!). Using your finger provides a natural application and blend although a lip brush works well too. Finish with a nude lip gloss or if you’re wearing a lipstick, apply that first and then do the concealer on top. Voila! Beautiful plump looking lips!

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Avoid lipstick teeth

It’s an embarrassing feeling when you’ve put on your lipstick, someone makes you smile and then they tell you that you have lipstick all over your teeth. Doh! To prevent this from happening, put your thumb about halfway into your mouth after applying your lippy then close it. Pull your thumb out with your mouth still shut, this will take off the colour on the inside of your lips, stopping it from getting on your teeth. I’d recommend probably doing this hack in private…

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DIY gel eyeliner

After some time, some kohl eyeliner pencils can become dry and lose their ability to give a nice, smooth finish on the waterline, turning rather thin and hard to apply. Using a lighter (please be careful!), heat up the tip of your liner for about 2 seconds and let it cool for 15 seconds. This warms up the formula and gives it a thicker consistency, gliding onto the waterline of your eye a lot easier.

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Eyeshadow as highlighter

Yes, that’s right! Using a shimmery eyeshadow acts as a great highlighter. Make sure you choose an eyeshadow that isn’t glittery as this won’t give that glowy effect that a highlighter should. Apply the eyeshadow with your fingertips onto the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge/tip of nose and Cupid’s bow and then blend in with a brush. Opt for gold, white or peach colours to really make your face glisten! Below, I used the shade Vermeer from my ABH Modern Renaissance palette which gave me a poppin’ highlight! Primavera is another shimmer eyeshadow that can also be found in this palette; it is golden toned and provides such a gorgeous glow to your face.

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Make your own custom lipstick with eyeshadow and Vaseline

Found that perfect eyeshadow shade that you wish could be a lipstick too? Well you can make it yourself! ‘How?!’ I hear you say! Using a Spoolie brush, scrape a few layers of the eyeshadow you’ve chosen (a bit heartbreaking, I know) into a spoon, take a little bit of petroleum jelly and mix it in with your pigment. Use a lip brush to apply to lips and there you go! This is fun to do with duo-chrome shades if you wanted to try a different kind of look. Here I’ve taken the shade Angelic, a beautiful pink and gold pigment, from the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Textured Palette and made a lipstick from it.

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Hope you enjoyed this post and find it useful!

Chelsea x

Instagram: @chelseadaynes_