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BLUSH // Everyday WoC Friendly Blushes

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Blush is by far one of my favourite parts of makeup. 
The way it brings warmth to the face has always astounded me, I don't know what is it about them but I do love me some blush!

Favourite Beauty Products Of 2014 Pt 1 || Eyes, Palettes & Face

Although I have loved cosmetics for a while, 2014 seemed to be the year where I REALLY put time and effort into trialing and testing out new products for my makeup regime.

 Last year I published my Favourite Beauty Products of 2013, it'll be interesting to see who made the cut to 2014.

Just a word of warning, this is gonna be a long one (especially when it comes to face/base products) so brace yourself!

Once again I've broken this down into Eyes, Face, Lips with a few new additions to this year which are Palettes, Skin Care and Ones To Watch in 2015.

If you're a makeup lover like myself I'm sure you'll enjoy this post, so without further ado, let's get right to it!


Collective Beauty Haul // YSL, Ben Nye, Coastal Scents, NYX and more!

My long overdue collective haul video!
Obviously I had a tonne more products I wanted to add (makeup junkie much?) but I didn't want to bore the life out of you guys!
I hope you enjoy and stay tuned to the blog for posts about the items featured in this video!
Much love!
Natalie x

Winter/Fall Lipstick Suggestions

I did it!
I swatched all my Winter/Fall lipsticks.

Vamp It Up

I'm back with another sped up makeup look!
For this look I just winged it (no pun intended) and this was the look I came up with.
I love how the liner brings the full look together.

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Beauty Haul || Inglot, Illamasqua, ELF, MAC and More

Hey loves!

Long time no see!
It feels like an age since I've last blogged and I've really been feeling it, but do not fret I have some great posts lined up for the blog!
But for now I've filmed another video.

Quite lengthy, I'm not gonna lie, but I had so many new products I wanted to show you guys!

I have already posted blog posts to most of the items features so please below for direct links!

I hope you like and if you haven't feel free to give the video the ever infamous thumbs up and subscribe!

BECCA Luminous Skin Colour in Nuba

Makeup Revolution London Awesome Metals Foil Finish in Magnificent Copper
Makeup Revolution London Amazing Lipsticks in Depraved and Rebel With Cause
Makeup Revolution London Vivid Baked Bronzer in Rock On World
Makeup Revolution London The One Foundation
Blog Post:

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX11, SX12, SX13
Blog Post:

Illamasqua Powder Blush in Excite
Blog Post:

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in Ebony 08
Blog Post:

ELF Contouring Blusher and Bronzer in Turks and Caicos
Blog Post:

Sunkissed Metallic Bronze Blush

Inglot Palette: 609, 450, 60, 426, 439
Blog Post: Coming Soon!

NYX Lipgloss in Deep Bronze
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Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Soaked
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Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Dark Night Waterl-oops
Blog Post:

Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L202
Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in L102
Ellis Faas Hot Lips in L403
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MAC Cosmetics Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick
Blog Post: (also check out my Natural Glow video for moving swatches)

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 05 Ole Flamingo!
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MAC Cosmetics Naked Dark Pigment
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Madison Street Beauty Pigments: Storm, Indigo Night, Black Cherry, Princess, Toasted Coconut, Harvest Moon
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Blog Post: Coming Soon!

Stack Pancakes
Blog Post: Coming Soon!

Everyday Makeup - Natural Glow Tutorial

Hi loves!

I am now back on my YouTube game and I've filmed some videos for my YouTube channel!

The first video is a essentially my everyday make up look with added luminosity and 3 lipstick options, 2 for my loud lipstick lovers and one for my nude lip lovers!

See below for the video and full product list


Steam Cream
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX13
ELF High Definition Powder in Colour Corrective Yellow
BECCA Luminous Skin Colour in Nuba
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC50
Inglot AMC Pressed Powder in #60
Ben Nye MediaPRO Poudre Refill in Mojave Americano
ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Turks and Caicos
Inglot Powder Blush in #41
MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Gold Deposit


Makeup Geek Gel Liner in Immortal
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara


Option 1

MAC Cosmetics Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick

Option 2

MAC Cosmetics Heroine Lipstick

Option 3

LA Colors Lip Pencil in Dark Brown
KIKO Cosmetics Pencil Lip Gloss in 11
NYX Lipgloss in Miami Babe


Petrol Black

My experimenting bug is back in full force meaning I'll be bringing more looks to the blog, I'm so excited to be sharing these with you guys! These looks will serve as good practice for me in the long run as I'm not so great with eye shadows.

Last night I decided to Shop My Stash once again and see what I could come up with.
I came across my Barry M Dazzle Dust in Petrol Black that I had fallen in love with on first sight but had failed to use.
It is such a gorgeous shade I had to create a look with it!
Petrol Black is a stunning duo-chrome black pigment with green iridescence; similar to the effect of spilt petrol I guess!
It's so hard to describe as a colour so feel free to check out some swatches HERE

For a full list of product be see below:


Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX12 (to mute out discolouration) 
Illamasqua Skin Base in SB15
LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in Fawn (under eye/t-zone highlight)
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC50 (to set concealer)
Inglot AMC Pressed Powder in #60 (to set remainder of face)
Sleek Contour Kit in Dark (for highlight and contour)
ELF Bronzer in Turks and Caicos 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure (applied lightly)
Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder in Naked Dark (applied to perimeter of face)


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
UD Naked Palette - Virgin (brow bone highlight)
UD Naked Palette - Buck (transitional colour)
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Petrol Black
Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette - Silver (inner eye highlight)
Maybelline Master Drama Khol Liner in Ultra Black (lower lash line and tight line)
MUA Smokin' Palette Chaos (lower lash line)
MUA Waterproof Every Lash Mascara


Generic Brown Pencil 
Sleek Pout Paint in Mink
MAC Cosmetics Freckletone lipstick
NYX Megashine Lipgloss in Miami Babe

I also tried out a new hairstyle with my twists, not sure I love it just yet but it's cool to be trying out new styles with braids!
If you want to try it out yourself click HERE for the tut!

Hope you enjoyed this look and stay tuned for much more!



NYX Cosmetics Mega Shine Lip Gloss Deep Bronze

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If you're a DOS regular reader you already know that lip glosses aren't my forte, however I do have more than enough time for the NYX lip glosses, this is due to their non sticky formula, colour pay off and great price!

My favourite lip gloss from NYX up to date has been Miami Babe, the absolute perfect brown toned nude, I always use it to finish off my nude lip, however it seems like we may have a contender people!

I came across Deep Bronze whilst watching a YouTube tut by the ever so talented Bellessa Africa the pigmentation and deep colour of the gloss won me in an instant! I had to have it!

Deep Bronze is a shimmered deep burgundy that applies so easily and with instant pigmentation. You do not need a lot for decent colour pay off which reduces the stickiness most commonly associated with lip glosses.
Below I am wearing Deep Bronze on it's own.
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Deep Bronze Lip Gloss Beauty Joint Discoveries Of Self Blog Beauty Blogger
What I love most about this lip gloss is it's shade. 
It compliments deep skin tones so well with it's unique colour. Perfect for a casual night out for that impact lip colour with a difference.

Deep Bronze can also be layered over different lipsticks, I've taken to layering it over brown lipsticks to give them the extra oomph that they sometimes need, below I am wearing Deep Bronze over MAC's Photo lipstick. 
(Apologies for the wonky application...I can't even...)
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Deep Bronze Lip Gloss MAC Photo Lipstick Beauty Joint Discoveries Of Self Blog Beauty Blogger
All in all I am VERY a BIG FAN of this lip gloss, I just want to wear the life out of it!

You cannot unfortunately find Deep Bronze on the UK NYX website however this beautiful colour can be purchased from Beauty Joint HERE for all of £2.99 ($5.00) 
Definitely worth the price!

What do you think of Deep Bronze?
What other NYX lip glosses do you recommend?


Valentines Day Look: Subtle Smoke

I'm back with another "easy to achieve" Valentine's Day look, if you have missed my other two you can find them HERE and HERE.

This time I guess you can say I've combined my previous two looks to get this subtle brown smokey eye with a ruby red lip.

Out of all the looks, I must admit, this may be my favourite, I love the combination of the subtle smokey eye with the bold red lip, but enough of me talking/typing, let's get onto how I created the look below!
Red Lipstick Valentines Day Look NC50 Discoveries Of Self Blog Black Beauty
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Same as always. 
I filled my brows in with a generic soft brown pencil, I then cleaned up the top of my brow with MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC50 and the bottom with MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC45 (the LA Girl Concealer's are also really great for this and a fraction of the price of the MAC concealers.)


Here I used one of my absolute favourite foundations for natural flawless skin, the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in 6.5 Warm Almond. I really love this foundation, it is light but it manages to conceal my pores to give the appearance of natural flawless skin (if you have oily skin you may want to avoid this base, it's a dewy finish, or at least prime beforehand.)
I buffed this well into the skin and then moved onto concealer, I didn't want anything too drastic concealer wise but I did want to conceal the dark marks under my eyes that make me look tired so I applied (with my finger) the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX13, this is more of a nude toned brown which helped to cancel out my discolouration fabulously. 
I also applied SX13 to my usual highlighting areas, this includes the bridge of my nose, philtrum and my chin. To set I used the brown beige eyeshadow from my JC Nadia 28 Neutral Palette. 

Blending is also very important when highlighting, this allows your highlight to look more natural as you are removing any harsh lines of demarkation. I use my Inglot AMC Pressed Powder in 60 to do this. This is a new buy that I am absolutely loving right now!
For blush I used my Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Glamour, I really love how warming this is as a blush.
For highlight I used my MUA Eyeshadow in 28 which is a cool toned bronze eyeshadow, I applied this to the tops of my cheek bones and bridge of my nose as well as my philtrum. This brings attention of the right parts of your face.
I contoured using my favourite contour powder the Ben Nye MediaPRO Poudre Refill in Mojave Americano, which is an uber dark matte powder, perfect contour colour for ladies similar to my skin tone.
I then bronzed using my Inglot AMC Pressed Powder in 68, another new buy that I am absolutely loving! 


Once again super simple.

Firstly I applied a shade similar to my skin tone to my eyelid, I used my Inglot AMC Pressed Powder in 60 to do this. If you have oily lids remember to prime with something like Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance.
I then added some of my Inglot AMC Pressed Powder in 68 to my crease and the outer corners of my eyes. This powder is a rich reddish brown which is perfect for warming up the crease. I also added this just below my waterline and blended out for further definition.

I wanted more smoke so I went in with my Ben Nye MediaPRO Poudre Refill in Mojave Americano and applied this with a fluffy brush to the outer corners of my eye for more depth. All you need is a deep matte dark brown eyeshadow for this. MAC's Embark or the brown eyeshadow from the Wet N Wild Vanity Palette would work perfectly as well.
I then went in with a clean fluffy brush around the edges of the eyeshadow to get rid of any harsh lines, using some of your face powder will also help with this.
If you need to, at this point, go in a reapply more of your face powder to your lid.
I didn't use any eyeliner with this look but feel free to add some if this is what works for you!

Once I was happy I applied my trusty Maybelline The Falsies mascara to my top and bottom lashes. 
Feel free to add several coatings for amazing lashes or falsies!


I really wanted a different kind of red for this look, a deeper red so I applied one of my favourite alternative reds, MAC's Diva lipstick.

I love the look and longevity of this lipstick but for this look it was missing a little something, that something turned out to be NYX's Xtreme Lip Cream in Absolute Red, a gorgeous glossy deep red with fabulous colour pay off. 
I applied a thin layer and achieved the most gorgeous ruby red lip!

To finish off the look, I applied my MAC Blot Powder in Dark to take away some of the shine from my base and voila!
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I hope you've enjoyed my ever so humble Valentine's Day looks and I hope you all have a fab Valentine's Day, single or not!

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