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Everyday makeup and how I do my makeup !

 

Hi guys today, i am going to tell you about how i do my everyday makeup.

My top tip is to steam your face using a facial steamer every other day to open up your pores and also helps to get rid of spots. 

I always start by putting Aveeno Moisturising Lotion to my face to be the base layer of my face makeup and also i use Benefit the POREfessional as well to help minimise the appearance of pores. 

I then  put my foundation on whihc is Rimmel London Longing Lasting finish 25 hours with comfort serum in the shade “100 IVORY” full coverage foundationA tip is make sure to put foundation on the  face and neck to make it look more natural and for a more even coverage and also i use a makeup brush and  a beauty blender for blending the foundation into my face. 

Then i use the natural collection cover up cream the shade “Fair” to areas that i have blemishes and imperfections on my face. Then i blend it in with my foundation that already have on and i use a makeup blender for a more natural finish and to make sure it is an even coverage. 

Now time to start on my eyelash routine..

So to start my eyelash routine for my everyday makeup look i use Rapid Shield Eyelash Daily Conditioner to make my eyelashes look healthier and longer lashes. 

Then when i have done that i use Maybelline New York the CLASSIC VOLUM’ EXPRESS waterproof mascara on my eyelashes which makes it look a lot nicer and also more natural looking. I always make sure that i do not have any lumps  in my mascara as it is not very natural looking and i do not like lumps of mascara so i get rid of the lumps in the mascara. i use waterproof mascara so that if it rains or my eyes stream i do not need to worry about it streaming down my face. 

Now it is time to add a bit of colour to my cheeks so i apply Rimmel Londons Wake me up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch which is in the shade “Radiant Rose” which is a lovely natural shade. 

I put Balmi lip balm before putting on Tanya Burr exclusive collection by eye candy in the colour “Aurora” as it adds a great base to my lips. 

Then i apply Tanya Burr exclusive collection by eye candy in the colour “Aurora” which is a lovely shade of pink which is a shimmer colour and it is such a natural looking lipgloss. 

To finish out my face makeup i spray to my face NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray to make it last longer.

Hair Products i use or have in my makeup bag is:

-Hair Clips and hair bands

I also use everyday especially in the summer for my hair Mark Hill Holiday Hair cover up spray  for protection against colour fading and also i use Charles Worthington colour shield spray. 

Hope you enjoy my second makeup/beauty blog and let me know what you think of it and also leave any ideas that you want me to blog on and i will try my best to blog it. Any makeup brands/products you would like me to try and also you can contact me with any comments either down below in the comment section or by filling the form to the right hand side. My next blog post will be on 9th July as i blog Every Other Saturday and also i was thinking about trying to vlog let me know what you think whether i should just blog or whether i should do both and would love to hear your comments. Thank you so much for reading and hope you enjoyed it 🙂 ❤

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LIFE LESSON ABOUT BEING CONFIDENT AND BEING YOUR TRUE SELF

Hi,

I felt that i would share my recent youtube video with you my blog readers because i feel that it is a very powerful message and i also feel that it is a good idea to be a true version of you and not what society want you to be or how you feel you would fit in being like someone else. you are your own person and you should always remember to be a confident version of yourself and be true to yourself. Hope you enjoy

WINGZ 3/4 SLEEVE REVIEW

Hi Guys,

 

So this is a blog post where i was asked by a brand called  http://www.wingzfashion.com/ to give an honest review of Sleeves that you can wear underneath a sleeveless dress or with a vest or a T-Shirt.

My first reaction to the 3/4 Black Lace sleeves are that they are absolutely gorgeous and i love them so much and to me i love having a sleeve on my dress or my outfit because i do not like looking like my arms and prefer to cover them. They are so easy to use but they are so gorgeous and i feel that they look gorgeous with my black and white dress that i wear all the time as those of you that know me will know and for those of you that watch my vlogs. My youtube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCQB93NoFG_MxkWPIJx2NQ. I would definitely recommend if you are like me and like to have sleeves with dresses then these are definitely a MUST HAVE.You can get the sleeves from the website which are avaliable in different lengths of sleeves and also in a variety of colours which are super affordable.

The sleeves i am modelling in these photographs are the http://www.wingzfashion.com/product/stretch-lace-wingz-34-sleeve-black/ ( Not that i am a model and have no previous modelling experience). So disclaimer is that i am not a model an that these photos were taken on my mobile phone but i wanted to show you my audience what the sleeves looked like on.

Hope you enjoyed this honest review
R x

REVIEW OF ADAM&EVE … AND STEVE

Hi Guys,

So i decided to upload an extra blog post this week to tell you about a fabulous show which is called Adam&Eve…And Steve which is an off-west end musical currently. It is on at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington. Adam&Eve…And Steve has an absolutely amazing casting which includes Joseph Robinson who Plays Adam, Hayley Hampson who plays Eve. I was so impressed by her amazing voice. Sassy Steve was Played By the Fabulous Dale Adams. Steve and Eve had a massive diva off which was hilarious and i loved the songs as they were very catchy songs. I would definitely recommend going to seeing Adam&Eve…And Steve as it is a hilarious show that is definitely worth the ticket price and it is such a great 75 minutes and a spectacular evening out in London. I would definitely recommend going to see Adam&Eve…And Steve.Do not just believe me you should read these reviews about Adam&Eve … and Steve

https://www.facebook.com/AdamEveSteve/

https://kingsheadtheatre.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873566822/events/128005665

http://musicaltheatrereview.com/adam-eve-and-steve-kings-head-theatre/

http://www.guardian-

series.co.uk/news/15192092.Remember_the_story_of_Adam_and_Eve___and_Steve_/

http://gayabouttown.london/entertainment/adam-eve-and-steve/



I had the pleasure of interviewing Dale last year  check out the interview :  https://rachelbblogger.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/interview-with-dale-adam/ 

It was on  from the 21st March 2017 to the 29th April 2017.

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog.



Rachel

REVIEWING PUREPOTIONS NATURAL SKINCARE BRAND – SUITABLE FOR VEGANS

Hi Guys,

Today i am going to be reviewing some purepotions products that they kindly sent me to review so here i am going to review them for you my audience. Their website is https://www.purepotions.co.uk/ and First of all before reviewing their products i wanted to say two of these products are vegan friendly products and also are cruelty free products and are also make the UK which is lovely to know because i love buying local products from the UK.
Firstly i wanted to say how lovely the packaging was it look as if it was gift wrapped which i felt was such a lovely touch and i  absolutely loved the way it was wrapped and i received such a lovely note from Pure Potions.

First product i am going to review is The Daily Moisturising cream and it was so easy to apply i applied to my face first as i always put moisturiser on to my face especially before applying my makeup and the scent of the moisture cream was a lovely natural scent. I found that the moisture is vegan friendly which is great for those of my audience who are vegan as it means they can use this product. The actual cream is a so easy to apply as you only need a pea size on your hand to apply to your face and it does not feel as if you have any on your face which is lovely and would make an amazing primer for your makeup if you ran out of primer this would be a great alternative especially if you are a vegan and also it is suitable for those with eczema, dry itchy skin and dermatitis and psoriasis as are all the products i have reviewing for PurePotions. They only use natural products when making these skincare products so this is perfect if you love using natural skincare products then these products are perfect for you.

 The second product i am going to review is the 100% Scalp Oil which i tried last night as it is recommended that you use it at night. It was such an easy product to apply to my scalp and i put a towel on my pillow before i went to sleep as recommended on the bottle and it has left my scalp not feeling itchy and feeling great i would definitely recommend this scalp oil to all my family and friends if they have itchy scalps and even better is that it is 100% natural and is vegan friendly which is hard to find products that are 100% natural. I will definitely ordering more of these products for when i run out and also to support local businesses with the products being made in the UK.

My Third and final product i am reviewing is the intensive moisturising ointment which is also made of 100% natural products which is so great as i love using natural products especially when it comes to skincare products as i use skincare products on a daily basis and this product is suitable for everyone all ages even babies which is good to know and also is suitable for those like me that have sensitive skin and allergies which is so great to find a product that is suitable for those like me with sensitive skin. It is so easy apply and comes with a helpful instructions on how to apply this product which is so helpful i feel. In the leaflet it gives  some helpful tips for looking after dry or sensitive skins which i am definitely going to try and use.

Hope you found this review helpful and i would recommend trying these products as they are all natural and amazing products which are cruelty free products and most of these products are vegan friendly as i know some of you my audience are vegans or vegetarians so i would definitely recommend having a look at their website which is https://www.purepotions.co.uk/ for more information and hope you enjoy reading this blog. I have also done a vlog of me opening these products and talking about them on my youtube channel which is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCQB93NoFG_MxkWPIJx2NQ and if you enjoy my videos on there be sure to subscribe and comment down below.

Hope you have a fantastic week

Rachel x

LIVING WITH ANXIETY

Hi Everyone ,

So many of you might not realize this but i have anxiety. It is not something that is normal to talk about but it should be fine to express how you are feeling and should be normal to talk about within society.When i was approached to write this blog sharing my personal experience and to help raise awareness of anxiety. I was thinking of the best way to to help raise awareness for anxiety. The best way I felt was to share my personal experience and techniques i use and have heard others that have anxiety and their techniques.

So i have had anxiety all of my life but it was manageable but i never did what most people my age did and did not have many friends when i was growing up as i did not feel they would understand how i was feeling and felt that i was better off in my own company so i isolated myself going through education. Then when i got to high school i was encouraged to make friends and went to groups to help with my anxiety and to find strategies to help with my anxiety. I would never step out of my comfort zone and due to the anxiety i would stay in my house with my family as i got very anxious about going out and would overthink what might happen and would find myself finding excuses not to go or cancelling on friends due to waking up feeling anxious.

As i got older i feel that my anxiety got worse even though i had a friends. I started really struggling with my anxiety. I never admitted i had anxiety so much so that most of my family did not realize that i struggled with anxiety which was not a good move on my part because they could have supported me with my anxiety and i could of got more help to deal with my anxiety. But if i am honest i did not want anyone to know as i worried that they would worry and think the worse of me and i was ashamed of admitting that i had anxiety and feeling like this. I also did not want to tell my family as they would want me to go to the doctors for help which at the time i was scared to do.

But about two years ago, My anxiety got the worse that it had ever gotten and my family started to worry about me and knew something was up since i had received some awful news that a good friend of mine who was my age had died suddenly and this impacted in my attendance at college and also i started isolating myself which included not wanting to leave the house and if i was able to leave the house i started to panic and started having panic attacks wherever i was whether i was out or at college. At this point i felt i needed to talk to my family and explain and with encouragement from my parents i went to the doctors and i feel this really helped me because the doctor was very helpful and recommended different services that could help with my anxiety for example counselling which i did not feel helped me it made me feel worse but it was counselling provided by my college and also my doctor gave me some techniques and i go to my doctor more when i need to due to my anxiety which still happens now.

My top tip would be not to be embarrassed to go to the doctor as they are used to dealing with patients with anxiety and they can help you. 

Anxiety is when you feel worried, nervous and is perfectly normal to feel anxious occasionally everyone feels anxious sometimes. Also fact that when i was researching about anxiety is that i found out that women are twice as likely that men to be diagnosed with anxiety disorder and recent research has found that commonly affects the most the under 35’s.

Symptoms of Anxiety can be:
– Poor Concentration
– Headaches
– Tension
– Dread
– Fear of Losing Control
-Feeling Nausea
– Sweating
– Dry Mouth
These are just a few that i found.

Link that helped to find the symptoms that can be experienced is http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Anxiety/Pages/Introduction.aspx

TOP 5 #livelifeready Tips 

Top Tip Number 1 – Take a mindful moment – for example try and do some yoga or meditate. 

Top Tip Number 2 – Know what your triggers are such as hearing a specific song or going to a certain place. 

Top Tip Number 3 – Take slow and deep breathes if you are feeling anxious. 

Top Tip Number 4 – Take some time to talk to someone that you feel that you can trust and are confident talking to for example your parents, a friend or a family member or anyone that you feel confident talking to and remember it is OK to talk about it. 

Final Tip is that you should try to write down ANY worries you have as this can help as you are offloading your worries and thoughts which can help and this would help if you do not feel you have anyone to talk to about your anxiety. 

The tips above are for if you are having feelings of mild anxiety but for serious anxiety symptoms or if you have the anxiety for more than two weeks i highly recommend talking to your GP for further guidance as they will be able to offer support and suggest strategies and suggest services that will help.

You can find more advice and article if you use the hashtag #livelifeready. 

I was approached by http://www.spinkhealth.com and 

 There is Kalms Lavender One- A- Day Capsules which are a traditional herbal medicinal that are a temporary relief of the symptoms of mild anxiety. For example Stress and Nervousness and these can be brought from Boots, Asda and online at http://www.kalmsrange.com for £6.49 and this is a two weeks supply. 





Thank you so much for taking your time to read this blog as it is something so close to my heart as i have anxiety and i hope this blog helps you. This blog was really hard for me to write especially my personal experience.

Rachel x

VIP Treatment at Warner Brothers Studios In London

Hi everyone, Sorry i have not been very active on here recently i have been ill but this blog i hope will be exciting. I also have make a vlog from the day at Warner Brothers studio London where we were treated like VIPs. For example, a member of staff treated my brother like a VIP as he was given a personal tour with a lovely member of Staff Jade Starr and was given the VIP experience and saw items that are only brought out for celebrities and are also kept in a safe other than when there are celebrities are visiting the tour. My vlog link    is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ftyZfEy-g
It was my brother’s first time and my second time to Harry Potter Studios London and i was with my brother and my dad as well. We had such a great experience going round the studios especially entering the great hall as this is an exciting moment for everyone especially a big fan like my brother is. I loved that when we visited that it was decorated with Christmas decorations and it was decorated with snow on the Hogwarts buildings. I would love to thank the staff at Warner Brothers studio in London especially Jade Starr,Angelique,Mason,Jack M,Sophie. They gave us such a great experience that we will never forget  especially my brother who is a mega fan of Harry Potter. He had his first taste of the Famous Butterbeer and he absolutely loved the taste of Butterbeer which i would definitely recommend trying butterbeer and definitely going to visit the Warner Brothers Studio in London as it is an absolutely amazing experience. i would definitely recommend experiencing the magic you experience at Warner Brothers studio,London.
I hope you enjoy the photos i took while i was at Warner Brothers Studio in London. My vlog is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ftyZfEy-g&t=326s which goes with this blog post