Birthday makeup 2015 (drugstore)♥

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Hello everyone!

So, today I thought it would be nice to show you my birthday makeup as our birthday is quickly approaching. Because I'm sad, I love to plan my makeup for special occasions because I love experimenting with different colours and shades. Sadly, I will be at school on my birthday so instead I am going out tomorrow to celebrate with my family, so this is the makeup I'm planning to wear then as my school doesn't allow large makeup amounts. I've gone quite heavy this time, because if you can't wear a lot of makeup on your birthday, then when can you?! 

Firsty, I will use my Real Techniques expert face brush and my Bourjois healthy mix foundation in the colour vanilla all over my face. I find this amazing for my skin because it can be very dry, and this foundation has large amounts of nutrients and is quite natural.

 

 Over this, I will use my Collection Lasting perfection concealer in the shade cool medium under my eyes and my Rimmel wake me up concealer in classic beige on any red areas. Using collection under my eyes is better as it has a higher coverage and covers darkness more evenly, whereas the Rimmel one has less coverage and can be quite dewy. Again, I will blend this with my Real Techniques expert face brush. 
(Sorry about the shadow, the lighting in my room is rubbish ahaha!)

To contour, I will use my Sleek face contour kit in medium, applying the bronzer to the hollows of my cheek bones and blending up to my temples, and using the highlight above the bronzer, on my cheek bones. You can also put some bronzer on your neck area too. To do this, I will apply with my Real techniques expert face brush and blend with my No7 body and face brush. This will help add depth to my face and hopefully thin it out a little. 

And of corse, I will use my Rimmel stay matte compressed powder in the shade transparent to set my makeup. This is the best powder in the world and the only one I ever use. I will also apply this using a No7 body and face brush.

On my eyes I will begin by using my essence I ♥ stage eye shadow base all across the lid and then softly blend out with my ring finger. This is one of the cheapest bases I've ever come across and is such good quality, however they only sell this in one shade and it is far too dark for me! Therefore, the tiniest amount is needed and I only use this when I'm having quite a dark eye look because otherwise it will show through the eyeshadow. It's important to use your ring finger because it is the softest; using any other finger can tug at your eye and cause wrinkles in the future.

Now for the shadow. To act as yet another base coat, I will use my Maybelline 24hr colour tattoo in the shade On-and-On bronze all over the lid. This will add a browny tint to the eyes with a little shimmer. 
Then, using a taupey brown shade, I will define the crease of my eye by blending this eyeshadow up to the brow bone. The one I used doesn't really have a name; I just bought a nude palette from body care for only £1.50 and it's one in there. This is the palette on Ebay but you can buy it a lot cheaper in store. I used the brown on the right, second to bottom, but it is very similar to the Revlon colour stay in the shade taupe if you are wanting to buy a branded version. I took this under the eye on my lower lash line with an angled brush too.  To highlight, the white shimmery shade in this palette was taken on my brow bone using and angled brush.

Finally for eyeshadow, I will then take the darkest purple shade in my MUA Dusk till Dawn palette and apply to the crease of my eye. Where I went far up to my brow with the brown, this time I will only slightly blend, so the brown is visable underneath. Again, only use the smallest amount because this is really dark and pigmented. You can also take this under your eye if you wish.

For mascara, I just gave my eyes a few coats of my MUA extreme curl mascara for length and curl along with a few coats of my Rimmel Scandal'Eyes mascara for volume. You could add false eyelashes at this stage if you liked but I tend not to bother.
And this is the eye finished look!

For my lips, I will begin by adding my Maybelline baby lips balm hydrate to moisturize my lips. 

After waiting 10 or so minutes, I will then add a coat of my Tanya Burr cosmetics lipgloss in champagne toast to add a nude shimmer to my lips. I decided on only a pale lip because my eyes were quite dark, so dark against dark would be too much.

 And this is my finished makeup look! I hope you enjoyed a slightly longer post today, I just thought it might be nice to share with you my intake on a birthday look. I might post an OOTD, but I will see what time I get to take pictures, because it will probably take me forever to get ready, aha.
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Puppies, puppies and more puppies!♥

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Hello everyone!

So, a couple of weeks ago one of our doggies had puppies! It was such an amazing thing to witness, and is something that our family enjoys; this will be the sixth litter we have experienced and the second that this dog has had (we have 4 dogs). 

Our dogs are Cocker Spaniels, and this particular litter produced 2 blue roan males, 1 black male, 2 blue roan females and 1 black female. They are now six weeks old and are beginning to walk and are currently being weaned, eating mashed weetabix and goats milk (dogs are allergic to cows milk) for supper and pedigree puppy meat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very messy, might I add, but very cute! Their eyes are now open to see the world, and they have little baby teeth coming through, even their little yelps are developing quickly into barks. Mummy of the litter, is Poppy, our four year old Blue Roan bitch, who is as crazy as anything, and Daddy, is Jim, seven year old Black and Tan boy who is the softest dog you will ever come across. Both are just the sweetest doggies ever and always manage to produce the cutest little dots fathomable.  

Blue roan boys

The three boys

 Girls

 Black boy.
Poppy (Mummy) feeding her babies!

As always, witnessing such nature is absolutely amazing and to watch families come and choose their pet is so heart warming, even if it means us leaving them haha. I hope you enjoyed this as I know it was very different to the usual kind of post, but I thought it would be nice to document this so we have memories for the future!
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The sisterhood of world bloggers award ♥

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Hello everyone!

We have been nominated for 'the sisterhood of world bloggers' award by SaraHanne. Thank you very much, it's always a pleasure to do these things.
The following rules apply: 
1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you 
2. Answer the ten questions your nominator has provided
3. Nominate ten other bloggers and share the love!
4. Finally, create ten questions of your own to ask your nominees and notify them of their nomination!

Our answers to Sarah's questions...
  1. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? To always look on the bright side!<3
  2. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? We would love to go to Australia:)
  3. What is the last song you listened to? This is really sad... but it was let it go from Frozen, ahaha.:)
  4. What is one of your greatest achievements? I'm not too sure to be honest.. We're so boring. We have has various school awards so I guess that counts.
  5. What is your favourite read? Either the Harry Potter books or Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, being recent favourite!
  6. What’s your favourite high street store? Primark....or Superdrug! There's too many to chose from!
  7. What are you thankful for? Our AMAZING family and friends:)
  8. What is your favourite shop? Lush!
  9. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Australia, aha. 
  10. What is your favourite song at the moment? Anything Ed Sheeran.
We nominate...
Zweev

If any of you guys chose to write a post and take part in the award our questions are -
1. What is your best childhood memory?
2. What is your favourite book?
3. What is your favourtie Lush product? If any?
4. What is your favourite YouTuber at the moment? If any?
5. What is your favourite drugstore product?
6. What is your favourite high end product?
7. What is your most worn item of clothing?
8. What inspired you to blog?
9. What sort of things do you like to do to relax?
 10. If you could have any pet in the world, what would it be and why?

Thanks again to SaraHanne for nominating us!
Thanks for reading, 
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OOTD ~ Friend's Birthday Meal Outfit two♥

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Hello Everyone!
Today I have outfit two for you. If you didn't read yesterdays post then you won't know that on Saturday evening we went for a nice meal for a friends birthday and wanted to share our outfits with you. You can read yesterdays here.

 I chose more of a less formal outfit to my sisters with a skater skirt and a chiffon blouse with nice gold gems around the top.

I also curled my hair with GHD straighteners.

I did my nails in a light blue colour from Avon called 'Blue Water Lillies', which I think is a really good quality nail varnish brand, and then painted blue and pink sparkles over the top. This matches the light pink top really well. The skater skirt  was from New Look around last year so probably are not still there, but I am sure a lot of other places sell them. I tucked my top into the skirt around my waist and wore leggins under the skirt as it was quite cold and pulling the skirt up so high made it reeeeeaaaaallly short! I had boots on though so it didn't matter that they were leggings as they covered my ankles.

My bag was from Primark and is the same as my sisters, but a different color. It matched my top perfectly because of the lighter pink shade and the gold. It cost only £4.00 and is a perfect size for a meal like last nights when all you need is money and your phone. 
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OOTD/Primark haul ~ Friends birthday meal, outfit one♥

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Hello everyone! 

So, yesterday evening we both attended a meal to celebrate our friends birthday, and today we thought we would post a few pictures. We have never actually done a fashiony/outfity post before, so I hope this works, haha. We've called this a Primark haul as well as an OOTD as everything in outfit number one is from there. Tomorrow we will post outfit number 2, which is my sisters (other blog owners) where most things were from multiple places.

 I decided on a slightly more formal outfit this time.
I curled my hair using GHD hair straighteners.

This blue jumpsuit I bought in the primark sale for only £5! The necklace was also in the same sale and was £1. The Jumpsuit has kind of cotton material shorts and a more smooth chiffon top half with a white collar. I have been desperate for a collared jumpsuit for agessss and I have finally got one! These were only bought yesterday so should still be in store if you want to check them out! 
The back was open and just buttoned at the top. Therefore, I also bought a navy colour vest top to match and wore that underneath, so just a little of my back showed but not too much. The vest top was £1.80 from Primark. 


 I had such a great time last night and I don't think I've ever laughed so much in my life. The second outfit is scheduled for tomorrow.
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Liebster Award♥

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Hello Everyone!


We have been nominated for the Liebster Award by SaraHanne, thank you so much for the nomination<3
The 'Liebster Award' is for blogs with under 200 followers, helping their blogs to grow larger as there are so many amazing ones out there nowadays. 

The rules to doing this are - 
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, including their blog link 
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you
- Nominate 11 new bloggers who have less than 200 followers & include their links
- Notify the bloggers that you have selected
- Create 11 new questions for them to answer

The questions Sarah gave us are - 

1. When did you start blogging?
We started blogging on the 7th of June 2014, after running a beauty related Instagram for a year :)

2. What is the last song you listened to?
Sing by Ed Sheeran. 

3. What is your favourtie animal?
Ohhh, I love them all! Will have to say dogs though, just because we have four in our family home aha.

4. What is your favourtie make up brand?
I can't choose between Rimmel amd Maybelline...Will probably have to say Rimmel! So cheap and does a good job.

5. What is your favourite store?
Luuuuuussssshhhhhhhh... as you can probably tell by all the reviews we post ahaha. 

6. Do you have any pets?
Yep, we have four cocker spaniel dogs, two rabbits, and some fishies. At the moment we also have a litter of puppies from one of our dogs.

7. What is the reason behind your blog name?
To be honest we were really struggling to think of a name, but in the end we thought of something that the two of us like and joined them together! It also kind of rhymes so that's cool <3 We were going to call it livelaughlovee_x after our Instagram but unfortunately that was already taken. 

8. Do you have any talents?
Not that we can think of no aha. We both do art at GCSE but I wouldn't really call it a talent, just something we enjoy.

9. What is your zodiac sign?
Pisces :)

10. What are some of your future goals?
We would love for our blog to grow bigger, but Art and Photography are a couple of the things we would like to look into doing on the side in the future too.

11. What are three things that make you happy?
Ohhh, a nice Lush bath with a book, reading/writing blogs and watching videos and my lovely friends and family<3

We would like to nominate:
Janiepie
Lana Sultana
Liv Coley
Everything Abbie Rose
Scarlet Slippers
Lizziee the Unicorn
Roziebud
Red Ombre girl
Shizas blog
Pritixc
Jess does Lifex

Our questions to you are:

1. What is your favourtie colour?
2. What/who inspired your blog?
3. What is your favourite make up item/s?
4. Where is your favourite place to be?
5. What is your favourite hair product?
6. What is your favourite nail varnish brand?
7. Who is your favourite blogger?
8. What is your favourite scent?
9. What do you like to do in your spare time?
10. What is your favourite skin care product?
11. Who is your favourite celebirty?

Thank you very much for nominating us. If any of the people we have nominated have chosen to do a post to answer our questions then please do let us know and we will look forward to reading it!<3 

Thank you for reading, 
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