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Sunday, 2 September 2018

Minimal Makeup Look

Okay so the UK has been having the craziest heatwave at the moment so that last thing you want it a tonne of makeup on your face. After playing around for a while, I have finally found my perfect minimal makeup look. For the days where you are heading out and want to put a little bit of effort in, but you don’t want to sweat it off.


1. Primer
Primer is so important and I can’t stress this enough, particularly in this heat! It will make sure that your makeup will last a long period of time and stay looking fresh. I love the ‘Makeup Forever Step 1 Hydrating Primer’. Although it is a little on the pricey side, it does do its job. I apply this with my hands as if it was a moisturiser and it works a treat at keeping my makeup on and keeping me looking a-okay!



2. Base
So don’t want a thick coating of foundation, but you do want a hint of coverage? Look no further, I have found the loveliest product that will do the trick. The Nars Tinted Moisturiser is the best for this. I love this around this time of year as it’s super lightweight on the skin and looks quite natural. Although it is a little expensive for a tinted moisturiser, it’s definitely worth it. 





3. Brows
I always use the same product for my brows and that is the NYX Precision Brow Pencil. This just makes my brows bushy but also shaped nicely. I prefer to use the colour ash brown as this matches the roots of my hair perfectly.




4. Bronzer
Bronzer is one of my favourite parts of my makeup routine as I feel it really pulls the makeup together. My favourite to use is the Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion. This gives a lovely bronzed glow and subtly contours your face.



5. Eyes
My favourite eyeshadow palette at the moment is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette as it’s very versatile, I can create a really subtle eye look with this but can also go quite dramatic. The colours are nicely pigmented and also blend out really well.




6. Mascara
I feel like my lashes aren't the longest so mascara is an important step in my makeup routine. I love the Benefit They’re Real mascara as this lengthens and gives volume to my lashes with the help of some lash curlers.




7. Highlight
Highlighter is one of my favourite parts of my makeup routine as it really makes you glow! The one I’ve been using day in day out for months is the MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle. It gives a really natural glow but is build able so can be blinding! It’s such a gorgeous champagne bronze colour and complements any skin tone.




8. Lipstick.
I’m a sucker for a nude lipstick and my favourite it the Charlotte Tilbury Nude Kate. It is a gorgeous peachy nude with a shimmer and it complements my skin so well. It is my favourite nude of all time, I will definitely be repurchasing this soon as i’m getting through it rather quickly.





These products seem do be doing the trick at the moment for making me look good in the hot weather. Are any of these any of your favourite products? Do you have any other products that you’ve been using recently? Let me know in the comments!

Lots of Love

Tasha
x  x  x

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

A Weekend In Amsterdam

For my 18th Birthday present off my mum, I was lucky enough to be treated to a long weekend in Amsterdam with my Mum, Auntie, Uncle, Godsister (ChloĆ©) and her boyfriend (Tim) which is a place I have always wanted to visit. We went for 4 days at the beginning of April and it was a dream! Unfortunately I’m now sat back in dreary England but by writing this I am reminiscing on the most wonderful weekend! Here are some snaps from the weekend for you to have a nosey at!

On our first day, we arrived in Amsterdam at 9am and once we’d left the airport and arrived at the hotel, we dropped our bags off and headed out exploring. We walked for miles to check out the area... We actually did 20,000 steps that day!






We then went for some drinks at a pub and chilled out till dinner time where we went to a lovely Italian in the Jordaan area.


   
        
On day 2, we spent the morning on a canal trip, which was probably the highlight of the holiday. It was just so lovely to cruise along the canal taking in the sights in the sunshine. 


  

 

We then moved on to the Rejig museum... which wasn’t quite my thing if I’m honest, but it was interesting to see it all anyway! 

         

Next up on the agenda was the Heineken Experience which was really interesting to see how all the Heineken beer is made and produced. Although I am not the avid beer drinker myself, it was nice to see everyone else have a good time and drink my free beers too! 

 

      


That evening, we got a taxi to a food hall which was amazing! It was a huge hall which consisted of so many food stands all with different cuisine types, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Sushi and more! And also desserts including frozen yoghurt and cakes! There was also a Gin and Tonic bar! 

             

I indulged in a sweet potato veggie burrito and some nachos which we all shared, then I also had a few bits of vegetable sushi too! It was all so incredibly delicious and definitely my favourite meal of the weekend! 

  

  

Day 3 took us to Keukenof which was such a lovely day! We saw hundreds and hundreds of tulips and other flowers including orchids and lilies! 

        

       





I even spotted a frozen yoghurt stand which I obviously had to have one!

        


Once we arrived back from Keukenof we headed up the A’dam Tower, which we saw all across the top of Amsterdam. It was so wonderful and the weather was glorious - it reached 22 degrees when we were up there which was so lovely! 


     


For dinner, we hadn’t planned where we were going so we searched around and ended up back in the lovely Jordaan area and went to a place called Seasons which was amazing! I had vegetable risotto which was delicious and very much enjoyed after a long tiring day!

         

Day 4 was our final day in Amsterdam but luckily our flight wasn’t till late on in the evening so we still had a whole day left in the city. I found a lovely pancake house when researching about Amsterdam so I decided for one breakfast that we would all go there. This pancake house was called Mook Pancakes, and the breakfasts were delicious. I had my pancakes with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and banana with a tiny drizzle of maple syrup. I also had a pear juice with it which was really refreshing in the morning! 



       


We then all headed on the tram to Dam square to have a look around as we hadn’t been before. I liked it there as it seemed quite a quirky place. Next, me and my mum got on the tram to Museumplaine to go to the Banksy Exhibition which I thoroughly enjoyed. While we looked around there, the rest of the group went to the Body World Museum but that didn’t really take my fancy! 


   

  

    



After we finished at the museums, we all got back together and travelled to Rembrandt Square for a drink which consisted of beer, coffee and hot chocolate... any guesses which one I had! 


 


Chloe had done lots of research for the trip and had found 1 of the 9 windmills in Amsterdam, and just outside was such a quirky little pub which served flights of beer and we all enjoyed some cheese and everyone else, the sausage! 




 

  


After this we all wondered back to the hotel to collect our cases and head to the airport! 
Here is where we said goodbye to ChloƩ and Tim as they flew to Wales and we were flying to Essex.


Sadly, this is where the birthday trip to Amsterdam ended! I had the best weekend which the most wonderful people and I couldn’t have wished for more. I want to thank my mum... again, for giving me the best birthday gift ever and I will be forever grateful, love you lots Mummy! 
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Monday, 15 January 2018

New Year, new...

I’m not one for new years resolutions because why should you need an excuse to improve or change things, realistically, new years is just another day, like any other, so it’s never too late for change and NEVER use the excuse of ‘I’ll try again next year’. However, there are some things that I would like to put in place over the next few months to help and improve myself and my mental wellbeing, so I will be sharing these with you.

  • Make time for myself
I have a very busy schedule most of the time and find that I don’t have many nights in, I’m either at work, at college, or doing college work. My weeks are the same, they just roll around and I carry on in my rotating bubble, however I do often finding myself becoming tired very easy, due to not having much time for myself. My Mondays and Tuesdays consist of me completing my college work, on Wednesday I’m at college then work in the evening, all of Thursday and Friday morning, I am still at college then Friday evening rolls round and its work. The weekend flies by with me working pretty much all of it. It’s a busy schedule where I don’t often spend enough time with my friends and family… and me. On the 3 evenings I do have free I need to make sure I don’t waste them. Get all my work things done in the day so I have time to socialise with friends in the evening, or just sit on the sofa with my mum and catch up on the day.



  • Get back into fitness
My time for fitness has disappeared, just like it has for myself so this goes hand in hand with my last point. I want to get to a point where I am happy with my fitness levels and happy with how my body looks because of it. At the moment, I’m far far from it. This is because with the time I do have, I don’t use productively. Fitness is such a great thing mentally and most of the time I say, ‘urgh I can’t be bothered’, which bugs me because when I do work out or run, I never regret it after. I need to sort out a weekly schedule and add in exercise so that it becomes a regular thing and not a one off chore. I actually really enjoy excising and have always loved working out but fitting it into my life is the hardest part. I need to join a gym, so that I have a reason to go, my reason will be that I am paying for it so I have to!

  • Use my phone less
As a nation, we are constantly on our phones, whether thats on Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter, we are still looking down at a screen and are missing the things happening around us. Although phones are great and help me with many things, I need to take some time out now and again. With social medias there comes a lot of pressures on image, which is something I struggle with. Also everyone makes out that they have something which we may not recognise which is a ‘perfect life’. I know, I know, who knew that was a thing! But I need to concentrate on my life more than theirs, and for a fact, I know that theirs is not perfect, but we all like it to look that way. But what I’m saying is that I need to focus on other stuff more than what some celebrity has posted on Instagram!


  • Be more positive
Generally I am quite a negative person, and I can easily get myself in a sad, depressed mindset, so I’d really like to improve my mindset so that it’s a little more positive than depressing. I know that this would really help my mental wellbeing and help me become more motivated. I know that if I try then it will really make a different on my outlook on life.


What are your goals over the next few months? Are they the same as mine? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to know what kind of things you’ll be improving about yourself!

Lots of Love

Tasha
x  x  x

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Monday, 30 October 2017

Halloween Glam

As it’s halloween tomorrow I thought this would be the perfect time to show you one of my favourite halloween makeup looks if you’re in a rush and need some kind of idea of what to do. This is a super easy look that is really effective and doesn’t take too much time.

I went for a glam skull look, the way I did it meant that was it was quite unstructured meaning that I didn’t draw out the teeth in any detail, I just did lines. Obviously the colour scheme is up to you but I went for a vampy deep berry colour rather than black as it was a bit more subtle and easier to work with. 

All the products are makeup rather than face paint meaning that its super easy to create at home as you will most likely have all the products at home!





Top - Zara 

Do you like this halloween makeup look? Has this given you inspiration for tomorrow night? If you’ve already planned your makeup and outfit, what are you going as?

Lots of Love

Tasha
x  x  x

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Little Weekend Getaway

Last weekend, my mum and I took a weekend out of our busy schedules to celebrate my Aunties 60th Birthday. As a surprise, lots of my Aunties family travelled to the Cotswolds to give her the best birthday ever. This included her husband, daughter, sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, parents and us.
We booked a house in the depths of the Cotswolds that was a 10 minute drive from Burford. It was so lovely! The house had 6 bedrooms, 2 lounges (one was a snug which was our 7th bedroom) and a nice kitchen. The outside was so beautiful. It had a small garden, one side had a picket fence and the other had a small wall that overlooked a flowing stream. It was so picturesque.

On our first full day there we all travelled to Burford for the afternoon. As someone who hasn’t travelled round the country much at all, it was really nice to see such a lovely new place. 






We spent our time wondering down the main street which was on a hill. There were some lovely cute shops and cafes dotted all over it, including the best old fashioned sweet shop!





We also came across a shop called ‘The Cotswold Cheese Company’ which was my kind of heaven! The ladies in there were so lovely and the cheeses were incredible!

The next day was our final day there so we spent our time chilling with the family. It was really nice to have a relaxing day followed by a very tasty roast dinner courtesy of Chloe! 

I would absolutely love to come back and visit the Cotswolds again as it was such a beautiful and friendly place. I also really enjoyed wandering around Burford as it had such quaint shops and lovely views!


Have you ever been to the Cotswolds? Specifically Burford? Would you ever like to go there?

Lots of Love

Tasha
x  x  x

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Favourite Brow Products

So I go through phases with what products I use for my brows, and this is generally because the shop has sold out of the product that I want to buy! But at the moment, I am happy with how my brows are looking, I thought I’d share with you what products I use to get my brows looking A OKAY!



For the main part of my brow, I love to use the Anastasia Beverly Dip brow pomade in ‘Blonde’. I outline the underneath of the brow, then create the arch and then the tail. I fill them in from outside inwards. When I get to the front section of my brow, I make sure I don’t have lots of product on the brush so that I can get the ombre effect at the start of my brow. I also tilt the brush to get more hair like strokes. This way, it looks like my brows are bushy as the start when really there’s hardly any brow hairs there at all!
The brush I use is the Real Techniques Bold Metals Angled Brush.

Once my brows are filled in I like to set them in place. For this I use the L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper. This keeps the hairs in place and also makes my brows look bushier than they are, which is always a bonus! As my brow hairs are a minimum, any product that makes them look better is a win win!

Other products that I like to use on my brows are NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade, and the NYX Brow Gel. These products are great if you dont want to spend too much and also get a great result!


What are you favourite brow products? Are they the same as mine? 

Lots of Love

Tasha
x  x  x

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Naked Heat First Impressions

So I still can’t believe that I have managed to get my hands on this! I am so incredibly lucky that someone sent me the link on twitter to get this when I said I was devastated that I hadn’t managed to get one of time. And of course this is the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. I was shocked that it arrived on Friday as I didn’t expect it for a little while but when I saw what the parcel was I nearly cried with happiness.

Friday was the day that I went to a Guns ’n’  Roses gigs (which was incredible) and the day that the palette arrived. Luckily I was only just starting my makeup when I received the palette which meant I could have a play around with it. 

This is the look I came up with:








I used ‘Chaser’ and ‘Sauced’ mixed as my transition shade and then took ‘Cayenne’ in the outer crease. On the outer half of the lid I applied ‘He Devil’. For the inner part of the lid I took the shade ‘Scorched’. This is a gorgeous rose gold/red shade which is super glittery and pigmented.

On the lower lash line, I took a mix of ‘Cayenne’ and ‘He Devil’ then on my waterline I used the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Pencil in Bronzed Garnet. This helped smoke up the look more. Then to finish off the eyes, I used Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara. 

I am so happy with how the look turned out. This palette has had so much criticism and I really don’t think it deserved it. There really wasn’t much fall out at all, even with the shimmer shades. It has the most perfect mix of warm toned colours and who doesn’t love a warm toned palette!

Officially this palette doesn’t come out till 30th June but if there does happen to be another flash sale or you somehow manage to get your hands on it before then, you won’t regret it. This is going straight into my draw of go-to palettes.



Did you get this palette in the flash sale? If so, do you love it as much as me? What looks have you come up with so far?

Lots of Love

Tasha
x  x  x

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