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The Easiest Naked 3 Tutorial!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Easiest Naked 3 Tutorial

Hello loverlies! The Naked 3 palette is a bit overwhelming with it's huge selection of pinks and mauves, but i've discovered a nice combination with just three shades. You literally take Dust over one third of the inner eye, Burnout in the middle of the lid and Nooner to define the outer third and along the lower lash line, then simply blend!

The Easiest Naked 3 Tutorial

The Easiest Naked 3 Tutorial

Products used: Benefit Erase Paste, Mac Matchmaster Foundation, Vichy Setting Powder, Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Curvaceous Caramel, Clinique Bottom Lash mascara, Loreal Cat Eye mascara, Urban Decay Naked 3.

Naked 2 Basics: Necessary Or Not?

Monday, 27 October 2014

Naked 2 Basics Palette Review

Naked 2 Basics Palette Review

Naked 2 Basics Palette Review

I recently picked up the Naked 2 Basics from discount beauty marvel Cohorted. I was always meaning to get the original Naked Basics but never did, so felt obliged to grab the next matte palette in the series for only £15. I waited a good month to review this as my opinion on a new product is usually all over the place when I first try it and that was definitely the case with this. 

All shades swatch quite sheer. While Undone looks deep grey in the pan, it applies more like a slate. The shades of the Basics 2 stay in the mid range, while Basics 1 ranged all the way from Ivory to black. As a newbie to matte shadows, I struggled to create an eye look with just this palette. Because of my already cool colouring, I felt the result looked a bit muddy and flat and needed a few satin shades to catch the light. 

On the other hand, I don't regret buying the palette as individually, the shades make a lovely accompaniment to the shadows I already own, with Stark being a nice transition shade and Undone looking lovely smudged under the eye. For now, I will keep experimenting with looks and try to find my own style with the palette and I would definitely recommend for people who like mattes, but if you already own the first Naked Basics or a similar palette, you can live without this.

Instagram: September 2014

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Follow me on Instagram @oxfordjrr 

Cat representin' today Nothing makes me happier than re-organising my Pinterest boards  #fotd  Got some fur on the wish list  Lovely new brush and perfume storage from Wilkos  All the lip products I discovered whilst clearing out my bag  New shorter hair I will continue to eat strawberries into Winter  Trying on hats and wondering if I can pull them off or just look like a scarecrow  The conversations I have with my friends  Demo'ed Majorette cream blush in store and fell in love  Sneaky order from Cohorted  Getting feminist and proud on Insta  Customer tips in just one day cheer me up no end  Beautiful British weather here in Swindon  Watching a horror alone in the house seems a good idea at the time 

Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Thursday, 23 October 2014

I've been having a bit of a rough couple weeks, just lots of anxieties and sadness bubbling under the service until it reached a point where I felt I couldn't cope with the stresses of my life like everyone else seems to be coping with theirs. Thankfully, my mum noticed my sudden withdrawal, dropped everything and came to my side. It's times like these that you really value family and friends and I have been taking it easy and slowly feeling a little better. I thought I would make a blog post focusing on the small things that have made me happy this week, as at the end of the day they are the things that keep you going and make you appreciate the life you have.

1. I've been reading web comic Hyperbole And A Half which cheers me up no end. I especially love Allie's Adventures In Depression.

2. Christmas! It's always a time of year when spirits are lifted and you are forgiven for skipping the gym for a week and seeing your family.

3. Watching old episodes of Mock The Week on Netflix. Sometimes a goofy comedy panel show is just what you need after a hellish day at work.

Malborough Mop Fun Fair

4. Going to the Malborough Mop fun fair last weekend and eating toffee apples, Bratwurst hot dogs and going on rides.

the curious incident of the dog in the night time

5. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time. A charming book about Asperger's sufferer Christopher Boone who launches into an investigation of a neighbourhood crime, which oddly takes place in my home town Swindon!

6. It was my dad's birthday on the 21st and I had a print of memories personalised and framed for him. It was hard fitting all my favourite memories of us onto the picture and I'm really excited for him to receive it in the post!

7. This weekend me and Dale are spending two days with my dad, his girlfriend and my brother and sister in a caravan in Devon and I can't wait to get away for a bit and make memories.

8. Baking. I've been making a few sweet treats in the kitchen including thumb print cookies and decadent baked apples. The problem is neither of them came out pretty enough to blog about!

What makes you happy?

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