New Life Changing Eye Makeup

I mentioned in my New Year’s Resolutions post that I was going to look after myself better and one of the things I wanted to work on was my appearance. I often have a tendency to wash and go without taking the time to blow dry my hair or apply makeup. Since I received my Naked eye palette from Andy at Christmas, I have found a new found enthusiasm for trying to look my best.

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I am starting to make time in the mornings to make myself look presentable and today I thought I would share the products I have been using on my eyes:

  • The original Naked eye palette – mostly a combination of these three shades (Virgin, Sidecar and Darkhorse).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Life Changing Lashes eyelash curler in Rose Gold – beautiful and worth every penny so far.
  • Urban Decay Perversion eyeliner pen – stays place ALL DAY. Can be hard to remove, especially if you smudge your line when applying it in the morning but great it you get it right!
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara – very volumising, a great true black colour but my lashes can get clumpy when applying it. I think this is because of the bristles on the wand so I probably won’t repurchase it when it is finished.

Have you tried any of these eye makeup products and would you recommend them? I would say my Naked eye palette and the Life Changing eyelash curler are my favourites. Bx

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One New Year’s Resolution – That’s it!

This year I have decided to have just one resolution. Yes, one. But, that doesn’t mean it will be easy. In fact, as many mothers (well parents actually) will know, this is probably one of the toughest things to do once you have a child and even harder when you have children. My New Year’s Resolution is to look after myself.

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I have been ridiculously bad at looking after myself for the last five years since I had Annabelle and then Heath. I don’t eat well, drink enough fluids (don’t even get me started on my water intake) and I look terrible for it. I have blemishes, acne scars, massive under eye circles and generally really bad skin. So my mission for 2017 is to slowly build up good habits into my daily routine.

Since November, I have slowly begun to invest in new clothes, makeup and skincare. I am trying to get in to a good cleansing and moisturising routine. But the area that is going to need the most work is my diet. At the moment there is far too much sugar in between meals and not from fruit.

I have been working on a diary of the changes I am making and will upload these over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. For this post, I just thought I would let you know what to expect and the main reason for the resolution.

Basically, I feel that if I improve myself, how I look and what I consume, this will in turn benefit my children in the long run. They will have a mother who is healthier, looks better, feels better and sets a good example. I want them to see me eating nutritionally beneficial food, snacks and drinks.

Up until recently, I have always felt guilty for spending money on myself. That’s a lie actually, I still do feel guilty but I’m trying to retrain my brain! If I went to the shops and saw a jumper that I liked, I would talk myself out of buying it by saying I could buy the kids ‘x’ number of their jumpers for the same price. I’d buy cheaper makeup and skincare products when my fancy stuff ran out or the kids smooshed it.

The positive side to this is that I have found some real bargains by shopping around and some high street products that work just as well if not better than the expensive ones but I’ll break it all down in the future posts. There will be before and afters, reviews and routines. So don’t forget to let me know what you think. What is your New Year’s Resolution and do you have more than one? Bx