Hey guys, I hope all is well. It was my birthday on Monday, thank you to everyone who wished me well! I had an amazing day: the weather was beautiful, I had an amazing facial and got all glammed up! I absolutely fell in love with the finished look so I thought I would share everything I used! Let’s start

Skincare/Body prep

I treated myself to the Guinot Hydradermie facial at The Boutique Spa in Beckenham. This place came highly recommended but I never had the time to visit so I made it a point to go for my birthday. It’s a pricey facial but it absolutely worth it! The customer service was amazing, the place is sparkling clean and my therapist was very good. My skin was left smoother and glowing! I would highly recommend this place. I will go back and bring a full review soon.

For my body, I used the Scrubz of London Natural Body Scrub in Strawberry* this is a very gritty ‘dry’ scrub. I used it on dry skin with a very light hand and my skin was left so smooth ( still smooth!) and soft! I was surprised it didn’t leave my skin dry because it doesn’t have a lot of oil compared to other scrubs I have used. The scent is yummy too. I followed this up with the BodyShop Spa of the World Rhassoul Clay Body Mask( discontinued). I let it sit for 15 mins and washed off.

Makeup

I wanted a very luminous ‘natural’ makeup look with matte nude lips and glitter on the eyes. My inspiration came from Danessa Myricks who I have been following on Instagram for a while and have learnt a lot from! Here is the finished look.

Product breakdown

Complexion

Primer- Emani Perfect 10 Primer Serum* as a first primer then MUA Pro Base Primer Oil* layered on top after the primer serum sat for about 5 mins.

Colour corrector- LA girl Orange

Foundation & Concealer- Fenty Pro Filter Foundation in 430 and concealer in 400. I applied a tiny bit of concealer and blended first then I applied my foundation in layers. 1st pump blended over my face and neck. 2nd pump mixed in with Sleek Highlighting Elixir in Sunset** and 3rd pump all over. I used a duo fiber stippling brush

Under Eye setting Powder- Fenty Pro Filter Powder in Honey

Contour & Contour powder- Fenty Match stix in Expresso & MUA Pro Base Matte powder  in192*

Blush- Mac Raizin

Highlighter- Fenty Killawatt foil- Hustla baby

Setting Spray- Makeup Obsession Prep Fix Glow ** 1st then Mac Fix plus

Eyes

I’m not the greatest at eye makeup- I’m learning. I wanted something really simple with a bit of glitter.

I primed with the concealers & powder

I used Fenty Freestyle highlighter inPenny4uthots on the lid and Prima Pressed Glitter in Hot Chocolate. Transition colours were from the Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 palette* ( thank you hooded eyes for covering all the eye makeup! lol)

Glitter glue- Revolution (however I don’t recommend this my eyeshadow always creases with this (I have oily lids smh) so I really need to find something better)

Lashes – Kiss Naked Drama in Chiffon*

Lips

Fenty Stunna Lip Paint Unveil to line the lips and Too Face Melted Matte Lips in Sugar Cookie. The Too Faced lipstick was part of the limited edition Christmas gift set- I’m not sure if these are permanent colours. The formula of these lipsticks are amazing! They smell great (may just be this set) but they are super matte and the staying power is amazing yet so easy to remove with a cleansing balm! After eating, drinking & wiping it was still on!

Outfit

 

I found this dress on sale in January on Boohoo and I immediately had to get it. IT WAS £6!!!!!. I love velvet and I thought the colour would look amazing on my skin tone

Shoes- everything 5 pounds (but they are from the brand Truffle) I tell you guys about this discount shop! They literally sell other brands for so £5! Truffle shoes usually go from £30+ on ASOS. You cant see but the shoes have fringe detail on the heel.

Bag – Aldo (I actually got this 2 years ago in Aldo Rome for my birthday lol)

Earrings- Ebay

My hair was really simple- I did a slick bun (with EcoStyler gel) and used Afro Kinky braiding hair as a ponytail

I used Too Faced Royal Oil all over and Hi Glow Bronzer Stick on high points for extra glow on my body

And that was me guys! I am so excited for this New Year and everything it brings. I enjoyed every aspect of getting ready! If you are looking for product recommendations, I hope you also found this post useful and found some new products to get!

Catch you later

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