Hair Transformation!

Hey everyone, I’m writing again and for more than once in a month! This really shouldn’t be something to celebrate, but you have to celebrate all the small successes right?!

I thought it was about time to share my hair journey. This year I feel like I’ve been all the colours imaginable! You can see them all on my Instagram! From black, to green to pink and eventhough some of them haven’t been exactly what I’ve anticipated, I’ve loved having them all. As well as colours, I’ve gone from the longest hair I’ve had in years to the big cut and I have to say the short hair is a firm fave of mine now 🙂

It’s fair to say the pics above the colours are all fairly light and I think this is my preference. I’ve had dark hair a few times and I’m not really sure if it suits me, plus I love the light hair and dark eyebrows combo too! However, I’m open minded and just want to try looks that are different, so now I’m trying to decide what the next step is in my hair journey.

And these are the most recent hair colours! I’m loving the current grey/white/blue vibes 🙂 I’ve wanted this colour for ages, especially after getting into iZombie and the hair colour in that series. I cannot do a blog post though without shouting out the best hairdresser I’ve ever had. I’m lucky enough to call Louisa one of my best friends too and hopefully she enjoys messing around with my hair as much as I enjoy being guinea pig 🙂 Make sure you go and follow her as well – her pics are so beautiful and I want everything she posts!

But what next? I was thinking yellow, orange kinda takes my fancy and blue does too! Or should I go darker for winter? Or get extensions?

Help me decide! Comment below what you think would look good and be fun to try – I’m open to most things (as you can tell) and would love to get your input 🙂

Lots of love, Leanne xx

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Really late November Favourites!

Sorry again for the long time since I last posted, but this is a long one which I have been working on offline for a while so I hope you enjoy 🙂

So this blog fans, is my first ever (hopefully to become a monthly feature) favourites post! If you’ve never read one of these its exactly what it says in the title… All my favourite things from a given month and this month that of course means a reviews of my faves from November.

Now this won’t only feature items which I have purchased recently and may also contain old items and products which I’ve rediscovered but hopefully you’ll enjoy it just the same 🙂

The way I’ll lay this out each month is to choose one item from a variety of different categories including makeup, clothes and home (as well as much more) to hopefully give you a bit more insight into me and the things I love, as well as providing you with inspiration! Anyway, that’s enough of an intro so let’s get started…

Clothing

So technically I’m cheating on this one already by picking two items, but they real really similar so I think I can just about get away with it! This month my item(s) of clothing are the gorgeous Brushed Mini Skirts I got from New Look recently. I love the first one I got so much that I had to go back and get another in a different colour and to be honest I’ll probably keep buying more!

These skirts are uber flattering, a lovely cut and finish and in their nice thick fabric are perfect for Autumn/Winter (plus they weren’t too expensive either!) Check out the New Look website here to see the whole range of these skirts as they stock them in so many different colour and patterns it’s unbelievable!

I love their nod to the sixties in the cut they just feel so girly yet with a professional twist and every time I’ve worn these I’ve had loads of people commenting on how nice they look!

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The only downside is that they are really short (in true sixties style) and bearing in mind that I’m only 5ft that shows just how short they really are! However, I wear this as a high waisted skirt, so if you were taller you could wear this lower on the hips to combat this.

They are still available to pick up now so I’d advise you to get on over to New Look and pick one up as they are perfect for so many different occasions 🙂

Shoes

This was such an easy pick! I’m completely obsessed with my mid height black Chelsea boots from Primark! I bought these in October (they are still on sale now and you can view them in my Boot post) and to tell the truth I’ve worn these at every given opportunity since I purchased them!

They are perfect to wear with both jeans and dresses/skirts and can be styled for most situations! I wear these to work, out for brunch with friends and family or just as a casual outfit to the shops 🙂

Obviously because they were from Primark they were an absolute bargain so if you’re looking for an ankle height pair of black boots this Winter then I would definitely recommend these as I have nothing bad to say about them!

Accessories

In my opinion Winter is the season of accessories! From hats, scarves and stoles it’s my absolute favourite time to really style up a look with a few accessories which can be carried from year to year and really take a look to another level!

My personal favourite accessory of the moment has to be my Laura Shilton gloves which I picked up in TK Maxx. I bought these way back in summer as I really wanted a pair of driving gloves (yes, I confess that I use driving gloves all year around!) but very quickly these have turned into my winter gloves.

Although they aren’t very thick, because they are real leather they keep my hands really warm and they look so good in their cropped style! Again I’ve had so many compliments on them which is good because they are the most expensive gloves I’ve ever bought! TK Maxx had loads of different styles of gloves in store so take a trip down to check them out as you’ll pick yourself up a real bargain and get hold of a pretty unique looking pair of gloves, it’s definitely worth the investment 🙂

Hair

I know I keep talking about winter, but now the weather has well and truly turned arctic, it’s more important than ever to look after your hair (and skin)!

To keep my hair from getting dry I use the Schwarzkopf Got2b styling oil after washing and before styling. Whilst it feels fairly oily on your hands it coats the ends really well and cannot be seen once styled. I find that it definitely makes a hug difference to the condition of my hair even after just one use. Definitely add this to your winter must haves!

Face

In a similar style to above, my face products are my Skin Therapy eye make-up remover, cleanser and toner. I honestly don’t have much to say about these other than that they are absolutely essential, especially a this time of year and that using these budget products really helps give your skin a boost and a glow 🙂

So I was going to write loads more, but it’s already the 17th December and I still haven’t posted this so I am going to be lazy and just abbreviate the rest of what I was going to write. I promise I’m going to try and get better at this soon 🙂

Anyway here are the rest:

House: Ikea TV Stand and organiser

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Music: James Bay!! (love him – please check him out!)

Food: Not really food but I am obsessed with Costa Hot Chocolate at the moment!

TV/Movie: Orange Is The New Black – hurry up season 3

Shop: Almost always one of my faves, but really delivered in November so definitely New Look 🙂

Perfume: One I rediscovered again recently is Calvin Klein Euphoria such a beautiful every day smell

Sorry for the long post! These will be so much easier to do once I am on Youtube as all I will need to do here is a summary 🙂 Sorry also for the length of time it has taken me to find the time to put this together, I have been working on it in dribs and drabs for weeks, but finally it is as good as done! I hope you enjoyed this but please let me know in the comments below what else you’d like to see here 🙂 Also, let me know what your face things are at the moment so I can check them out for December!

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Natural Look Make-up: Five Product Face

Hey everyone,

Wasn’t really sure what to write about today, I’ve got a plan of things to write about, but I just didn’t fancy posting about any of that today! So instead of a review or pictorial, I thought I would do a feature I’ve seen from other bloggers and tell you all about my 5 product face.

I’m just like everyone else (or at least I like to think I am!) and on days off, or days where I don’t need to go anywhere special, I really cannot justify spending the time getting properly ready and this is where my 5 product face is so useful as not only does it not need many products, it also doesn’t take a lot of time.

My five products

So here is what I do to get ready in 5 minutes using only 5 products…

Foundation – Maybelline Better Skin Foundation

Powder – Mineral Shack Matte Powder

Blusher – Seventeen Cheek Stamp in Blushing

Eyebrow pencil –Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 002 Hazel          

Mascara – Seventeen Blow Out Mascara in Blackest Black

 Natural Look This photo was taken on Sunday before I went for a bike ride, so you’ll have to excuse the mess which is my hair, as I didn’t want to get too ready before going out on a 10 mile cycle (I hate wasting good hair and make-up on a day which really doesn’t warrant it!) Now some of you are probably asking why I bother to get ready at all, but I just cannot leave the house without make up on unless it’s an emergency or I’m sick or something. I feel it’s really important to maintain a certain level of composure at all times plus it makes me feel good and that’s the best reason to do anything!

Anyway, as always I start with a clean and dry face and begin by applying a light amount of Better Skin Foundation all over my face. To blend it in I use my foundation brush from Wilkinson’s and once all blended in with no lines, I set the foundation by using my Mineral Shack Powder (from eBay and still my fave find of the year!) using my Real Techniques buffing brush. Once this has been applied all over my face and again has been blended in I add a bit of colour to my cheeks. For this I don’t use my ordinary, everyday blusher and instead I use my Seventeen Cheek Stamp blusher in Blushing as it’s a bit lighter and less iridescent which is perfect for the no make-up look. I don’t use the stamp to apply this and instead apply this by dabbing on the face with my Wilkinson’s blusher brush and blending until it is merged with the setting powder I applied before. To finish I add a slick of Seventeen Blow Out Mascara on to my lashes (both top and bottom to open up the eyes) before tracing the eyebrows with my Rimmel Professional Eyebrow pencil.

And then you’re ready to go out having perfected the natural look with only 5 products in no time at all!

I know this post is pretty quick and easy, but I felt that this reflected the look the best, so if you liked it please like, share and comment 😀

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Tutorial – Engagement party look

Hey everyone,

I’m so glad to have found the time to write a full length blog post! It feels like it’s been ages since I really got the time to do this last, so I apologise, however, I’m more organised now and finally feel like everything is finally in order to allow me to concentrate on my writing and pursuing my passion some more 🙂

Recently I went to my friend’s engagement party, which was an amazing night out and thought I’d share with you my hair, make up and outfit to maybe give you inspiration of future looks to try.

So to mix it up a bit this time I’ll start with the outfit…

The finished look

For the party I decided to go for a summery/dramatic look so for the outfit I picked a cute pink and white striped scuba skater dress which cost me £5 from Northweald Market! The shoes which you can see cost me £9.99 from eBay (both of which are featured in my August haul post) and my jacket and bag are really old! The leather jacket is my trusty favourite and is from the Kardashian Kollection but I can’t remember where the bag is from sorry 😦

20140816_194731    20140816_194708This outfit all together cost me less than £20 (which nobody believed when I told them!) so it just goes to show that you don’t need to spend loads of money on a fancy outfit to look nice. So now on to the next step…

To achieve the more dramatic edge to my look I decided to do a summery smokey eye and bright pink lip, with big lashes and dark eyebrows. Obviously to achieve this I started with a clean and moisturised face before starting with a good base.

Recently I’ve been obsessed with the Baby Skin Primer and Pore Minimiser by Maybelline so this was the first product I used. I applied this all over my face before then applying a small amount of Stay Time Concealer by Seventeen on to any dark or discoloured areas of my skin. After this I mixed together my Garnier BB Cream and MAC Studio Fix Foundation on my foundation brush before applying all over my face. Once this was blended in I used the lightest shade from my cream contour palette (read all about it here) under my eyes to really highlight and lighten them. On top of this cream contour I also applied my Seventeen Liquid Highlighter to really accent the top of my cheekbone. To set all of this I went to my all-time favourite powder! This is a powder I’ve talked about before (and will find the time to fully review soon) and is from a store on eBay called Mineral Shack. It’s actually a mineral foundation, however, I love to use this as a setting powder as it stays all day and night whilst giving a full coverage without being too heavy. It’s basically a cheaper version of Bare Minerals foundation, and out of all the “drug-store” mineral and setting powders I’ve used this is by far the best!

Once the foundations have been laid for the face (excuse the pun!) I begin with the contouring. For an evening event like this one, I do like to apply quite a heavy contour to the face to really bring the look up a notch from the day time. To do this I apply the darkest shade from my powder contour palette (which you can read all about here) under my cheekbones, to shape my nose and also near to my temples. I blend all of this in on top of the setting powder, before adding my MAC Blush in Dollymix onto the apple of my cheeks, my Bourjois Bronzer on top of my forehead, down the edge of the nose and under the jawline before finishing by applying my Mineral Shack Mineral Highlighter onto the top of the cheekbone, alongside and under the nose, a touch under the eyebrows and also a small amount onto the cupids bow.

Once this is done it’s on to the fun bit, the eyes!

To get a perfect smokey eye I used my Naked 2 palette and first off selected the shade pistol to apply all over the lid. Once this was applied, I decided that to really make the eyes pop and fit in with the season of summer and the fun nature of my outfit, I’d use a coloured eyeshadow as a crease highlighter. Because the colour scheme of this look was heavily focussed on pink, I decided to use a bright pink shade from the palette from my August Haul post before adding Blackout onto the crease, the corners of the lid and onto the lower lash line. Once this was done I used my Collection Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner to draw a winged flick on the upper eye before applying my Eyelure eyelashes in size 110. To really complete this look, I then used a black kohl eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line, before using my liquid highlighter on the inner tear ducts to make the eyes appear bigger. Once this was all finished, because it was an evening event, I decided to do a darker eyebrow, so I used my HD Brows Eyebrow Pencil in Brown to follow the natural arch of my eyelash before filling in to create full, dark and dramatic eyebrows to finish off. I used my Seventeen Lip Crayon in a Hot Pink Shade to add a pop of colour to the lips, before fixing this all in place with my Avene Water Spray.

For my hair I wanted to keep it a bit simpler, so all I did was on clean and conditioned hair I centre parted my hair, before backcombing at the crown. Once this was done I then sectioned the hair off and began curling with my GHD Straighteners before brushing out with my back comb brush to create a messy curled look with some volume at the roots. Once this was done I fixed the hair in place with Silvikrin Extra Hold Hairspray. And voila, I was all done and ready to go.

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I still hate posting the before pictures 😦

 

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I know written down this sounds like a super long and complicated process, but all in all including my hair and getting dressed it took about 1 hour to get ready, which is not an awful lot longer than it takes me to get ready day to day 🙂 I hope you found this post useful and that it might inspire you to try something new be it a bolder colour of eyeshadow or even just a trip to your local markets, but more than anything, I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I truly enjoy writing them and putting these looks together!

As always please like, share, follow and more importantly comment if you liked this post or if you have any suggestions of what you’d like to see me do next! Thanks again for reading ♥

Lots of love, Leanne xx

 

 

And I’m ready for the weekend pt. 2

Hey blog fans! Now I know I’ve done one of these posts already but I said in my last “And I’m ready for the weekend post” I had a few events coming up so I thought I would do another one to let you know about my look for this weekend 🙂

I went to a wedding reception on Friday evening and was wearing a black playsuit (I didn’t get a photo of this, but Ill try to get one soon!) so went with a lighter and brighter make up look to make it a bit more wedding-esque.

The base of the look was really similar to last time but I’ll go through it again as it was slightly different (sorry if you read the last post too and feel like you’ve already seen this!)

Oh and before we start, just a quick disclaimer! Below is a photo of me without makeup (shield your eyes!) which I have been super anxious about uploading. Now anyone who knows me will tell you that they‘ve probably never seen me without make up as I wear it everywhere. I love wearing make up as it makes me feel completely put together and I also love experimenting with different colours, looks and styles Apart from that though, it also makes me feel more confident in my appearance. I’ve never had flawless skin and suffer from breakouts and some colour patchiness, and as you’ll see in the picture, last week I had a pretty nasty breakout! However, with good make up application, practise and patience, I can cover this up and be back to feeling and looking my best again until it clears up. I nearly didn’t post this picture, but I figured that I started this blog to help others to look good without breaking the bank, but also to show that anyone can get involved with beauty and lifestyle no matter what your shape, size or appearance – spots and all! If this help’s just one reader get over their insecurities, it will be worth it J

Anyways let’s get started with getting ready…

As always when you are doing your face, I always make sure to start with a clean and dry base to ensure that the primer and foundation sits evenly on the skin to avoid creating any patchiness.

I decided to shake things up a bit for the reception as because my planned outfit was so dark and it was still pretty light outside I didn’t want to look caked in make up, so instead of applying a primer and then a foundation I mixed the two together on my brush and applied this way. (Primer – Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector – read my review of this product at https://lifestyleforless.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/product-review-garnier-bb-cream-miracle-skin-perfector/ and  Foundation – M.A.C Studio Fix Foundation in shade NC15)

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This gave my M.A.C foundation a really lovely shimmer and gave a really good level of coverage without being too heavy. After blending this all in with my beloved make up brush from Wilkinsons (I picked up some more of these over the weekend for 50p too – but more details of this are to be included in a later blog post!) and adding some Seventeen Stay Time Concealer iin shade Extra Fair on to problem areas, I moved on to setting the foundation with a light dusting of powder. To do this, I used my Mineral Shack Foundation in shade Fair Porcelain (I’ve mentioned this product before, but the eBay shop has recently changed it’s name. They used to be called Bare Skin Minerals but are now called Mineral Shack. I’ll link below, but apologies for any confusion this might have caused!) I have nearly run out of this product, but will definitely be ordering more as it is my fave for both day and night J Anyways, to apply this I dab my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and then apply in circles all over my face. Once this is done, it’s time for contour and bronzing!  Like I said before, I really didn’t want this look to be too heavy, so I only used my powder contour set and applied under my cheekbones, along my nose, temples and around my jaw with my Real Techniques Contour Brush (https://lifestyleforless.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/and-im-ready-for-the-weekend/) before blending in with my mineral powder again using circular sweeps. Once this is all done to finish, I sweep over my favourite Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzer on the contoured areas, before applying highlighter also from Mineral Shack (incl link) on top of my cheekbones, nose and eyebrow arch and finish the face with a straight sweep of Rimmel London Blusher in Pink Rose in between the place where I’ve applied my contour and highlighter.

Once this is finished it’s time to move on to the eyes…

Normally I prefer a dark smoky eye, but recently I’ve seen a lot of looks which use pinks and reds to really make the eyes pop, so I thought I would give it a go (I think it worked, although let me know in the comments below what you think!)

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To start I began by applying the lightest shade in my Rimmel London Glam Eyes set (Brixton Brown) all over the lid and crease line. To follow this I applied the shade Bootycall from my Naked 2 pallet all over the lid. I applied this by dabbing the colour on, instead of brushing, to avoid any colour spread and to enhance the finished look. Once this was done I applied my crease colour. To achieve a dramatic but summery look, I applied the shimmery red/pink shade from the Rimmel London Glam Eyes Set onto the crease line and onto the outer corner of the eye both on top and bottom of the lashes and then blended this up and out so it was visible when my eyes were closed. To really complete the look I used my black Kohl eyeliner by Natural Collection to both my upper and lower lash line and then added a thin amount of Collection Lasting Colour gel eyeliner in a winged style to my upper lash line. After a quick slick of my 17 Blow Out mascara, I then applied some Eyelure lashes in style 100 (really good for length without being OTT) and the make up is all complete!

For my hair, I just backcombed the top with my backcomb brush (£1 from Primark) before clipping up into a bouffant style and twisting the shorter lengths into a spiral at the back and then curled the remaining lengths and spritzed with hairspray and then voila we are all done and ready to party!

No make up - sorry!

No make up – sorry!

There was really bad light in this picture - sorry again!

There was really bad light in this picture – sorry again!

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So there you have it! That’s how I achieved my look for the wedding reception I went to recently. It sounds really long and complicated when I write it all down, but from start to finish it takes no time at all! Apologies are in order as well! I went to the reception on Friday and wanted to upload this on Sunday but my laptop isn’t working very well L I’m getting a new PC soon (hopefully in the next week) so once this is done I can upload more frequently and finally branch out in to tutorials and haul vids on Youtube yay!

That’s it from me for now, but as ever I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it! If you did please leave your comments below and remember to share the love with your friends and family 🙂

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Powder contour: Powder contour – http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Professional-6-Colors-Contour-Face-Powder-Blush-Blusher-Palette-Kit-6-1-/191261523189?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Make_Up_Cosmetics_Mascara_PP&hash=item2c88133cf5

Mineral Powder from eBay seller Mineral Shack – http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320848328250

And I’m ready for the weekend…

Hey blog fans! For this installment I thought I would do my first get ready with me post and explain how I go from daytime drab to party ready!

You’ll be getting a few of these over the coming weeks as July and August are proving to be very busy months with birthdays, weddings & parties galore, so I’m sorry if these begin to get old, but I’ll try to keep my make up and outfit looks fresh and different to keep you all entertained (and somewhere along the line I’ll try to get my camera up and running for a tutorial too!

So last weekend was a big one! It was my friend’s 30th birthday party so everyone was going all out on their hair, make up and outfits. Now, although this blog is called Lifestyle for Less I, like everyone else, have splurged on a couple of products which I reserve for special occasions, so I did bust out a couple of these to create this look, but don’t worry, I did also combine them with some of my frugal faves too and, of course, all these products can be substituted for others if you’re trying this out at home. As well as this, I realise this is quite early on in my blog to be putting a get ready with me post together as I haven’t done any reviews yet, but my next few posts will be detailed reviews and I’ll start with the products used in this look!

So let’s get going…

This is me before going out with absolutely no make up on!!!

This is me before going out with absolutely no make up on!!!

The best place to begin any look, day or night, is with a good base, so a decent moisturiser and primer are essential! The products I used for this look were Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector followed by the Seventeen Wow! Skin 3 Way Highlighter and Primer for an extra shimmer. After blending this on with my foundation brush (50p from Wilkinsons and one of the best I’ve used for blending liquids!) I apply a pea sized amount of my M.A.C Foundation in shade NC15 (which I bought duty free from the airport) and blend in until no lines can be seen and an even colour is achieved. Top tip: Make sure to blend this right up to behind your ears, down onto our neck and into your hairline so as not to achieve any unsightly marks!

The next step is my absolute favourite…contouring!!! If you haven’t tried this I would definitely advise to give it a go. To give it a try without breaking the bank you can purchase the two contour sets I use off of eBay for around £5 each (links below) and don’t let the cost fool you because both work really well and have a great selection of colours. On top of my M.A.C Studio Fix Foundation I begin by applying a lighter shade of the cream camouflage foundation under my eyes, in a triangle on my forehead and around the base of my nose and also above the centre of my upper lip (I think this is called the filtrum?!) I then take a colour at least 2 shades darker than my skin tone and apply on my lower cheeks, temples, nose, upper eyes, chin and jaw. Once this has all been applied, I take my Real Techniques blending brush and dab all of the colour in until completely blended. Now I know that the picture here looks pretty warrior stripes crazy but I promise the finished look is worth it!

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20140726_173216Once you’re happy with your contour and the next step is to set all of your hard work with a powder. For this I used my Bare Skin Minerals loose powder (again from eBay) to set the cream and then followed this with a light brush of M.A.C Studio Fix powder in NC40 for some added colour. Once the foundation has been set I use my powder contour set to go over the areas where I applied the dark cream foundation with the darkest shade powder from the set. I do all of the powder contour, highlight and blush with my Real Techniques  brush (which I need to get another one of!) This should create a nice look which slims the face and nose, as well as creating the illusion of higher cheekbones. To further accentuate this I add a powder highlighter on the top of the nose and on top of the cheekbones (again Bare Skin Minerals) and blend before applying my Rimmel London Lasting Finish Blush in Pink Rose in between the two areas of contour and highlight. To finish it all off and to make sure the look is completely night time ready I use my Bourjois Bronzing Powder on the top of my forehead, over the contour on the cheeks, chin and nose to add a tanned glow!

Phew! The fa20140726_174610ce and base of the look is finally complete and now it’s time for the finishing touches and the part which really can make your look pop – the eyes! For this party I wanted a super vampy look with extra dark eyes paired with a bright red lip and big big hair. To achieve this, I started by applying my Benefit cream as my eye shadow primer, covering all of the socket and up onto the brow bone. On top of this I used my favourite ever eyeshadow palette Naked 2 by Urban Decay. This is definitely worth spending on as it’s so versatile for day or night and the colours have real staying power, but as ever, save up your loyalty card
points or wait for promotional offers for this as eventhough it’s good, at £37 at full price it’s pretty costly (but of course I didn’t pay full price for mine!) Using the small brush which comes with the set I smoothed Chopper all over the lids and20140729_201531 just onto the socket bone, before using the same brush with Pistol on the mid to outside and just below Chopper in to the socket. To create the super dark look which I wanted I then used Blackout on the outer edge of the eye and all along the socket as well as under the eye on the outside corner. To really add to this dramatic look I used my black kohl eyeliner on the upper and lower waterline, added some Collection 2000 Black Gel Eyeliner into a winged effect followed by a slick of Seventeen Blow Out mascara before perfecting the look with 110 Eyelure false eyelashes.

After using heated rollers on my hair and a bit of a cheeky back comb voila I was ready to go and here is the finished look…

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Reading this all back it’ sounds like such a long and complicated process, but it actually took longer to write this post about how to achieve this than it did to actually do it! If this looks like something you’d like to do give it a go and if you do try it, share me your pics on Instagram as I’d love to see them as well as any other looks you love and would like me to try. 

Don’t forget to like share and follow if you enjoyed this, Leanne xx

Links to the contour sets and Bare Skin Minerals:

Cream contour – http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231276874672?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Powder contour – http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Professional-6-Colors-Contour-Face-Powder-Blush-Blusher-Palette-Kit-6-1-/191261523189?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Make_Up_Cosmetics_Mascara_PP&hash=item2c88133cf5

Bare Skin Minerals from a great eBay seller called Mineral Shack – http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320848328250

Let the blogging begin…

I finally did it, I finally created my lifestyle and beauty blog after many many months of deliberation!

The most important questions you are probably asking yourself right now is why did I start this blog and even more importantly why should you come back and keep reading, so here goes…

My name’s Leanne and I’m 22 years old. I recently bought a house with my long term boyfriend Andrew and we have 2 gorgeous Chorkie puppies. Aside from keeping a house, I love pretty much everything to do with beauty and fashion and am also a keen gym bunny and wannabe property developer/designer, which is why I thought I’d start this blog. For many years I’ve been reading and watching lifestyle vlogs and blogs (I’ll do a separate post on some of my faves soon!) and whilst I love them, I also feel slightly disconnected to them.

Anyone who knows me well will know that aside from the fact I go everywhere with a full face of make up on and love to experiment with hairstyles and fashions, I also love to save money and am never happier than when I pick up an absolute bargain! I’m addicted to eBay and Amazon and struggle to buy anything without searching for it online cheaper before committing to a purchase, but some of my blogging idols don’t seem to share my penchant for pinching the pennies!

If you love beauty, fashion, hair and home, or just want to learn more about being a 20-something growing up in an increasingly expensive and fashionable world, then look no further, because I am here and happy to help, so I hope you come back and keep reading 🙂

Leanne xx

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