The Perfect Base

Base products
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Today I thought I would share with you my favourite 'base' makeup products that I have been using to achieve the "perfect" base for my makeup!
Firstly, I start off by using the M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix + spray to refresh and hydrate my face, and prepare it for makeup application. This really soothes my skin and creates a dewy base, for the rest of the makeup to stick to.
Secondly, I then prime my face with the Benefit POREfessional primer. This stuff is amazing at smoothing out and minimising pores and making my face feel super smooth and ready for makeup! I love the silicone formula that this product has it glides onto my face making it feel smooth and silky!
The foundation that I have been loving wearing for a good few months now is the L'OrĂ©al Infallible Matte Foundation. I love using this especially during winter as it keeps my foundation on all day due to the matte finish and has great coverage. I also love that this foundation isn't cakey at all and doesn't make my skin looks flat, despite it being a matte foundation. This blends so easily and creates a lovely, even base.
 I have this in the shade 11 Vanilla.
To conceal my pesky under-eye circles, I am obsessed with using the Maybelline Eraser Eye concealer in Light. This works miracles at covering up my dark circles and making me look far more awake than I probably actually am. I find that this just glides underneath my under eyes as it has a creamy texture. I find that this doesn't crease under my eyes at all, but I do like to set it with a powder for extra coverage and to lock it in place!
To finish off, after I have applied all of my makeup, I will always spray some more M.A.C Fix + all over my face to set everything in place and make my skin look more alive and dewy.
I love using all of these products to create a lovely, even base for the rest of my makeup to go on.
What's your favourite base makeup product(s)? Leave a comment below!
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New Makeup Haul: Soap & Glory

Soap & Glory Haul
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The other day I popped into my local Boots store to simply get some makeup wipes and as you can expect from a makeup-lover, that suddenly turned into lugging a basket full of makeup to the tills! I bought quite a lot of Soap & Glory products so I thought that I would share with you what I picked up and my reviews on the products so far.

Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush (£8)

Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush
I have been after the Soap & Glory brow archery pencil for quite some time now, but it either is always sold out, not in my colour, or simply there isn't a Soap & Glory counter in the Boots that I am in! Luckily, there was a counter, there was the brow archery and it was in my colour: Dark Chocolate!
This contains a retractable pencil and a spoolie brush. I love having a brush on the end on this pencil for convenience, as it means that when I'm travelling, I don't need to pack a spoolie AND an eyebrow pencil, I can just pack this sleek product. I love using a brush when filling in my eyebrows, firstly to initially shape and comb my eyebrows, and then finishing off my combing through my brows again to fully disperse the product and make my eyebrows appear more natural and 'fluffed-up'! The pencil is very fine so it gives me great control and helps me to achieve precise, yet light feathery strokes, which makes my eyebrows appear really natural and somewhat untouched.
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Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner Pen (£6)
Soap & Glory Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner Pen

I wear eyeliner pretty much everyday when I'm wearing makeup. I just find that it makes my eyes stand out more, which makes me feel more confident and put together. I usually use liquid eyeliner, and I've never actually used a pen-type eyeliner before, but the packaging of this really caught my eye so I thought I would give it a go!
I am in love with this! It is so easy to use and apply! I actually find it easier than some liquid eyeliners because it draws a more precise, sharp line. I would say that this is a dramatic eyeliner due to the thick edge, so I think that I will use it more in the evenings, rather than for everyday use. I am so glad that I bit the bullet and tried this out! I love how this simply glides across and doesn't smudge throughout the day, and I love that this is an intense, dark black shade.

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Happy Pamper Gift Set £5
Soap & Glory Happy Pamper gift set

This gift set contains a 'creamy moisture' shower gel, and the infamous 'Righteous Butter' body butter! I picked this up as a present for my 'Secret Santa' at work as the spending limit was £5, so I thought that this was a perfect, quality present, that I myself would have liked to receive! Hopefully, she will like this, as I think you can't go wrong with a pamper gift set!

As I spent over £15 on selected Soap & Glory cosmetics, I received a free gift worth over £23, the Beauty Full House!

Soap & Glory
I was over the moon to have received this as I love every single product inside it and can't believe I got a full sized mascara, highlighter and a lip-gloss all for free! For those of you who read my blog often, you will know that they couldn't of chosen a better lip-gloss shade to put inside this set for me!! This is what it contains:

Thick and Fast HD Collagen Coat Mascara
(worth £10.50)
Soap & Glory Thick and Fast HD Collagen Coat Mascara
I had never heard of this mascara before but I am so impressed with this! Firstly,  I love the unique, gold packaging
This mascara appears to be very fancy with its scientific jargon. The idea is that the V groove of the brush adds volume to your lashes and then you are supposed to roll the brush from the roots of your lashes to the tips, to curl and lengthen them. This is such a great mascara as it honestly works! It makes my lashes appear very striking and long, like I am wearing falsies, without making them look too thick or clumpy #spiders! This also claims to feature strength- building collagen, which sounds very intriguing and promising! However, I don't like wearing this mascara if I am in a rush, because the unique brush takes some practice and currently if I am in a hurry, it all ends up on my eyelids and god knows where else!
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Glow All Out Highlight and Sculpt Cheek Stick
(worth £8)

Soap & Glory Glow All Out Highlight and Scuplt Cheek Stick
I was so excited to try this out when i saw that it came in the free set! I'd never tried a cream stick highlighter before, I'd only ever tried powder highlighters. The first thing that i noticed was how utterly gorgeous this highlighter looked and the beautiful shade of it (Ice Shimmer).
 To try this out, I first popped it onto my cheek bones and instantly noticed the pop of highlight!
This champagne highlighter gives a instant glow with a sheer, luminous finish. I love how this blends and sinks into my skin, creating a natural, yet dewy look.
This has quickly become one of my favourite highlighters, especially when paired underneath my M.A.C mineralise skin finish in Soft and Gentle (review here)
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Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss in Plumble
(worth £9)
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss in Plumble
 I instantly wanted this set when I saw the shade of the lip-gloss inside it! It simply screams me.
The shade is called 'Plumble' but it says on the box that it is a limited edition shade, so I am not sure if it can be bought on it's own, but there are plenty of other shades in the 'Sexy Mother Pucker' range, that look just as gorgeous! This appears a lot lighter on the lips than it looks in the packaging, and also is a little bit sticky, which I personally don't like.
As this is a 'Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss', it tingles your lips at first as it contains lip plumping technology! It takes a bit to get used to this sensation, but it soon goes away, either that or you just get used to it!
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Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss in Plumble

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Winter Essentials On A Budget

Winter essentials on a budget
 My black gloves are from Primark this year. They come in a pack of two pairs for £1! Bargain.

Festive Bed socks
I bought this insanely soft Christmas themed bed socks a few years ago from Primark. However, I'm sure they will have similar, if not better ones in stock this year! I cannot describe to you how soft and cosy these keep my feet. They are heavenly!

Bobble hat
 I bought this a couple of weeks ago from New Look. I love how cosy and warm this keeps my head and the black pom-pom also goes with my black coat!

I am in love with my new black coat! I got this from Pull and Bear a couple of weeks ago. It is so cosy and keeps me so warm! I even joke about it having an insulated layer as it really does keep me nice and toasty!

 My black and white scarf is from Primark this year. I have been living in this recently as it is so soft and goes with so many outfits!

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