Subtle eye makeup for glasses wearers, all from the drugstore!♥


I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm kinda a little obsessed with eye makeup lately; I think that just a beautiful eye can really change everything about a makeup look, and, let's be honest, any excuse to take a picture of my eyes is worth a shot if you ask me! This post is a bit of an unusual one, but being a wearer of glasses myself I find myself avoiding wearing them as I just think they can make my eyes look smaller, so the perfect makeup to enhance them is definitely something I have been looking for. What actually inspired me to do this was a video from Tanya Burr's YouTube channel a while back, where she also did eye makeup for glasses wearers. It made me realise how much makeup can really change how you look in glasses, so I decided to create my own look that I believed would be perfect to wear if you are also unfortunately as blind as a bat. Be prepared for a lotta lotta lot of pictures, and I hope I can inspire some of you glasses wearers to mix up your eye makeup!

The products I used...

 - Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3: 4th , 6th, 7th and 12th shades across. This is basically the closest dupe you will get to the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette so if you have that but not this, that would do the job too. I've looked online and I think the colours similar to this in the Naked 3 are Limit, Trick, Nooner and Blackheart. 
From left to right: 6th shade, 4th shade, 7th shade and then 12th shade 

- MUA Starry Night palette - the white shimmery shade for highlight in the inner corner and on the brow bone. Any shade you like for highlight will be perfect. 
Makeup Revolution Eyeliner Flick Thick & Thin pen. This is double ended - one end is thick and one is thin, to help you create that perfect wing; something I certainly need help with! Without assistance of a good product I look like a failed cleopatra, and that's saying something. 
It's fairly obvious, but on the left is the result from the thick end, and on the right is the result from the thinner end. How gorgeous, huh?!

How I did this look... 


1) I began by taking the 6th shade from the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette all over my eyelid, using just a flat eyeshadow brush I bought from seventeen a while ago (I don't think they still sell this - sorry!) This shde is 'Trick' in the Naked 3 palette for those wondering. 
2) I then took a mix of 4th and 7th in the crease as a transition shade, to blend out the golden shade, using a blending brush from No7. These are called 'Nooner' and 'Limit' in the Naked 3.
3) Next, I used a teeny tiny amount of the 12th shade very neatly in the crease, and blended. This just deepens your eyes further to create much more definition under your glasses, helping to give the illusion of larger eyes. This is called 'blackheart' in the Naked 3.
4) After this, I then took my eyeliner pen and winged it out, as normal. I'm rubbish at this so I won't talk to much about how I did this; lets leave at it that, shall we?!
5) Once I had done my eyeliner as symmetrical as I could (we all know how hard getting your wings equal is, right?!), I then took the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara on my top and bottom lashes, along with the Eyelure Enchanted false lashes in 'adored'. These lashes add just the right amount to my eyes; they're not too bold, but not too subtle either, which I adore - get it?
6) Once I had got to this point, I thought what I was missing was a bit of definition under my eye. So, I took a mixture of all of the colours I used from the Iconic 3 underneath my eye, just to enhance and smoke them out them further.
7) At this point, I was just left to do the finishing touches. I just used the highlight shade mentioned above in brow bone and inner corner, which again just helps to give the illusion of bigger and fuller eyes and brows.
8) Finally, I took the Soap and Glory brow artery ('brownie points') in my eyebrows, using primarily the felt tip end. And hey presto, the look was complete!
Of course, make sure to add that skin makeup! I used my Maybelline Fit me foundation, Sleek Contour kit in light for my highlight and contour and the Collection Sheer Loose Powder in 2 Translucent. Simples!

Thank you all so much for coming along, and I do sincerely hope I have inspired some of you to alter your eye makeup to suit your glasses; it makes a huge difference, trust me!

E x

June favourites♥


So it has come to that time of the month again where we aimlessly nag on about our favourites, persuading you into buying and leaving you with one sad bank account, like we have. It has been a good while since we have done a post like this one; we tend to just do them as and when we have lurrrrrrved products, but we do hope from now on to keep our monthy favourites actually 'monthy', as the name suggests. Hope you enjoy!

Makeup
June Makeup Favourites
As we dig deeper into the summer months, I find there is nothing more important than a good eye primer, bright lipstick, darker foundation for that 'tan' (yeah - dream on sistaaaaaa) and a natural eyeshadow! (Let's face it loves, we don't really want over the top eye makeup when it is warm. It is far too uncomfortable upon le sweat when we have sunshine - although I'm obvs in an illusion here in Britain!) 
Maybelline Fit Me foundation
We all love a "2 for £10 on Maybelline" at Superdrug don't we? Don't lie, I know you do. A few weeks ago, Superdrug had this offer yet again, and so we purchased. And oh my I love this! Although we bought the lightest in stock at the time, I do still find this quite dark for my normal skin tone - something that doesn't bother me now but sure would in Winter. So, for you paleies like me, I would say you should go in store and swatch this before purchasing online, but definitely give this a go if you can find an appropriate shade for you! Lasts a long time and is beautifully dewy.
Miss Sporty - My BFF Lipstick in 'My Amazing Fuchsia, 201'
I love this lipstick! We have never been people to rave about Miss Sporty; on the lower end of the drugstore, we've have always just classed them as a cheap brand who's makeup is likely to be bad, before actually trying. Skeptical I know. I guess we're just stereotypes. But, after seeing 'LucyAndLydia' use this in one of their YouTube videos, I knew from then on we would be hooked, and I was sure right. With a perfect, glossy formula, this lipstick is such an easy one to whack on in the summer with a simple golden eye. C'est parfait.
MUA Pearl Mono Eyeshadow in Champagne
At only £1, this eyeshadow is sure one EVERYONE... I REPEAT, EVERYONE has to try. For at least two weeks now, I have found myself constantly being drawn back to rummaging through my collection for this shade; it is such a simple, yet effective colour that I love to wear all over the lid, either on its own and blended into the crease, or with a suble bronze shade, (such as Tanya Burr's Bookworm from her Hollywood palette) blended in in the outer corners. So simple, yet a perfect, natural looking look for summer.
Benefit Air Patrol eye primer
As you can probably tell from the picture above, I actually only have a sample of this. When Benefit was first announcing their release of this new eye primer, they gave the chance for a free sample to be sent over, so of course, we took this chance and entered our details on line. Within a few weeks, I had the sample delivered to my doorstep, and it is only this month where I have actually had the chance to give this a go. But oh my gosh I love it! Definitely something everyone needs for the summer where eye makeup tends to last a little less time, due to general sweat and summer disgustingness. (Especially if you are one to try and stick to the cheaper brands like we are!) 
Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick  in 05 Nude Flush
Although this is not exactly a bright lip colour particularly dedicated to the summer months, I have become absolutely obsessed with this! The packaging in which we have is also specifically designed for the Olympics in Rio - how cool is that?! We have always been people to reach for the simple nude tones first over the brighter shades, so of course, I had to try Maybelline's new liquid lipstick release. Similar in shade to 'Please Me' by Mac, this lip colour is a perfect one to throw on when you are running late, as it will go with anything and last a good while on the lips. Love it!
05 Nude Flush Vivid Matte Lipstick Maybelline, Miss Sporty BFF Lipstick in My Amazing Fuschia and MUA Pearl Mono eyeshadow in Champagne swatches
From left to right, Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in 05 Nude Flush, Miss Sport BBF Lipstick in 'My Amazing Fuschia, and the MUA Pearl Mono eyeshadow in champagne. How gorgeous?!

Skincare

Cetraben cream. 
In terms of skin care, there hasn't really been any new things I have loved this month that I haven't previously mentioned. However, one thing I have recently discovered is a moisturising cream by Cetraben. My skin type is extremely dry; i find applying makeup without it clinging to dry patches difficult sometimes, so a moisturiser that works is definitely something I was in need of. And I think I have found the one! Specifically made for people who suffer with awfully dry skin, like me, or people who suffer with eczema or other skin conditions, this cream works a treat. It is quite thick in consistency and is one that I'd say apply before bed to avoid looking sticky throughout the day, but I can honestly assure you that your skin will feel uh-maz-ing!! We bought ours from my local Pharmacy, but we have linked it on Ebay above anyway if you would rather buy this online for convenience. Totally worth every penny, though!

Books
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

'All the Bright Places' by Jennifer Niven, book June favourite

I'm sure it will come to no surprise to you that our main book favourite this month has to be 'All The Bright Places' by Jennifer Niven; it seems to be all over the internet at the moment! Probably due to it being part of Zoella's book club - she does have 10 million subscribers after all. I finished this only this morning and I feel like this book has actually changed me. I won't give too much away, but I see this book as a mix between John Green's 'Paper Towns' and 'The Fault In Our Stars'. Focusing on the main themes of love, loss and mental illness, this book is certainly an eye opener; definitely give this a read if you are a fan of authors like John Green or Rainbow Rowell!

Other
Netflix
Who doesn't love Netflix, you say? And I totally agree, Netflix literally had me hooked from the word go. But lately I have been loving Netflix that little bit more - before I found things to be old and there wasn't much left for me to watch that was too bothered about. But, recently, I have discovered some new favourites: 'A girl like her', a story about a girl who's experience with bullying drove her to suicide (good if you want to bawl); 'Bad education', the typical comedy based around students (excellent if you want to laugh); and season seven of 'Pretty Little Liars'(just perfect for whatever mood lets be honest). One thing I can criticize, though, is the fact that Netflix are yet to release the third series of 'Bad Education' - I am so desperate to watch it but I cannot find it anywhere! If anyone knows where I can find this, please let me know!
Good reads app
This month I have been getting back into my reading again; having exams the past few months limited my reading time so  found myself reading less and less before June. So, with that in mind, I rediscovered the app 'Good Reads' - think Pintrest but for books! Ahhhh my gawwwd. Sounds great, huh? Yep, agreed! You are able to update your progress on current books you're reading, rate them afterwards, create different boards (or shelves as the app calls them) for books you want to read and ones you have read, and follow your favorite authors for new releases. How cool is that - a little tracking device for all of your books?! And, what's better, is that this app costs nothing, so try it out if you love a good book and you haven't already tried this! 

Blah blah blah blah. We will stop now. Well done if you got to the end of this al' mighty post (bloody hell it's not an essay girls - we just really like writing okay) and we hope you enjoy trying out all of these for yourselves.

N&E x


Bright summer/festival eye look♥

Hello my lovelies!
I know, that in summer, I want nothing more than to switch up my makeup to brighter, bolder colours, without making myself look like a clown at a circus. With us now being in the depth of the summer months, even if the weather isn't exactly proving this to us, I today decided to go out and find myself a gorgeous, bright eyeliner, that I can use throughout the summer.I actually got this idea from the YouTube channel 'MissBudgetBeauty' (go and check her out!) and ever since I came across it I have been obsessed! In this look, I used the Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Eyeliner in 5, Le Freak as my bright eyeliner base, and then, with my Makeup Revolution Eyeliner Flick Thick & Thin pen, I drew a second coat of eyeliner over this, to just give a little pop of colour without looking too crazy. I also decided to add a little bit of brown shadow in my crease, just to subtly add shadow to my eyelid. Enjoy!


1) Initially, I applied the collection eyeliner to my eye with a little flick, as you would any other eyeliner.
Ignore the eyeliner on the eyelashes! This will not matter as we will be adding mascara later anyway!

2) Then, using my Makeup Revolution eyeliner, I drew over the eyeliner I had already done, making sure to still leave some of the turquoise colour showing, as shown. I then added a little mascara (I used my Rimmel Wonder'Full Wake Me Up Mascara), and a tiny amount of brown eyeshadow to the crease (I used the Makeup Revolution eyeshadow in Mocha Love). I also filled in my eyebrows, using the Soap and Glory Brow Artery in brownie points as I usually would. Pop on your favourite bright lippy and skin makeup, and the look is complete!

I personally love this look, and with such cheap, drugstore products, you certainly can't go wrong! It gives just a little pop of colour, without being too over powering, which I really like. Enjoy creating your own!

E x

Spring Wedding | FloralsAndCoralsx

Weddings. The acceptable time to cry, whilst destroying that carefully thought about makeup, and the best opportunity to wear cute false lashes (well, it seemed a good idea at the time...that is until our eyes watered unconditionally and felt extremely uncomfortable, but lets forget that shall we loves? Ta). 
On the 28th May 2016 our sister 'tied the knot' to her boyfriend of seven years; prior to the event the two have raised two absolutely gorgeous children of whom I am proud to call my niece and nephew. Okay, I'll stop with the cringe now, but seriously, the day was absolutely beautiful, and I enjoyed it immensely. 
Enjoy some cringe, arty farty snaps from this wonderful, special day. I may even go wild and use the adjective: stupendous! Or ravishing! Aye. Wait, does that even work? Ravishing? Hmmm. 


GET IN MA BELLAH






Isn't this amazing? AND it is made out of a harry potter book...what a time to be alive.






What a great day it was; a great day spent with amazing people.





Collective haul - Superdrug, Boots...♥

So after weeks of spending money here and there, and finally noticing only a few weeks later that I am now left with hardly any money to my name, I have recently been going a little crazy in the shops. With my sisters wedding being only a few weeks ago, with a holiday following, and with my year eleven prom only round the corner, my love for buying makeup, clothes and shoes has only blossomed even more, and so, to make me feel better, I am here now sharing this with you, with the hope that you too will join me in my shopping obsession. Of course, no one needs this amount of things in their life, but even still, the look of these things staring at me in the face was too much not to resist adding to that shopping cart! So, with that in mind, get ready, as you're in for one long ass post!



Makeup


Of course, what would a haul be without makeup, eh? With my prom rapidly approaching, and with recently having the true honour of being a bridesmaid, I knew I had to get my palms on some new products fast. I mainly focused my spending around the eyebrow area, as the whole idea of filling in my already rather bushy eyebrows felt too daunting to approach in the past. But, with eyebrow filling being increasingly all over the internet at the moment, I went on the hunt for the perfect eyebrow products that I could use to enhance my brows, but at the same still keep them looking quite natural. First, after recommendations from a friend and basically all YouTube channels on the internet, I invested in the Soap & Glory Brow Archery Tint And Pencil, for £10 (it is currently on sale for £8 so grab it fast if you fancy giving it a go!), and oh me oh my I love this! With a subtle pencil on one end that helps you softly fill between your brow hairs, and a more defining felt tip style pen on the other end, you can use a mixture of both ends of this product at different points in your brow to really create that perfect, natural brow. I know the words felt tip and eyebrow may sound a little daunting (trust me, I too thought this before giving this a go), but honestly, this felt tip gives a delicate touch to the brows that I wasn't at all expecting from a felt tip brow product; definitely one for the makeup collection! 
To set my brows in place, I also invested in the  Collection Colour Lash Clear Mascara, for £1.99. Being on the cheaper end of the drugstore scale, I really wasn't expecting too much from this product, but this certainly does the trick. With just a little of this product, I found I was able to perfectly set my brow hairs in shape, holding them in place thoughout the whole day. Definitely one to try!

Finally on the eyebrow scale was something that I actually received as a free gift in Elle magazine whilst on my holidays. If I'm honest, I bought the magazine purely for the gift; at £4 I felt a free tester of the newly released Benefit Goof Proof eyebrow pencil was too much to resist! After spending at least a quarter of an hour scavenging through each Elle magazine and doing my best to peek through the packaging, I settled for shade two, as the only two shades I could see were in the magazines was 2 or 6. I would say if I was actually buying this I would maybe go a shade darker for my brunette hair, but to get such an amazing product sampled in a magazine really surprised me. With a unique shape, this product has one side to define and one to fill, helping you to create that perfect yet really subtle eyebrow that I love. I will definitely consider re-purchasing this once I have run out!

Finally, that isn't actually related to brows, I bought the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3 for just £4. Previously I had tried the Iconic 2 and adored this, but with it coming into the summer season I felt something a little more pink toned would be a little more appropriate. All of the Makeup Revolution Iconic collection are perfect dupes for the Urban Decay Naked collection; I am fairly sure they have pretty much identical dupes for all of the Naked palettes, so they are definitely worth a try, at around a tenth of the price! I find, for my own needs, a cheap dupe for the Naked palettes are perfect for me - they last all day, they give an amazing, pigmented finish and they're easily blended. What's not to love?!

Skin care
After the stress of the exams, I can safely say that my skin is in need of a little tender loving care! After hearing amazing reviews about the Superdrug skincare range from the YouTube channel 'MissBudgetBeauty' (go check her out, I love her!) I decided I would give it a go; with it being so cheap it would be more than wrong to say no! I bought the B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes, for £1, the Superdrug Vitamin E Leave On Mask, for £2.99, and the Superdrug Vitamin E Dual Phase Cleansing Oil, again for £2.99, and oh my, I'm in love! After having horrible experiences with face wipes in the past, I usually try and steer clear - most face wipes irritate my sensitive skin and give me an awful red and blotchy rash - but oh no, not these ones! Having just been on holiday I found these so handy for the days where I wore just mascara, as just one face wipe removed my mascara like a dream! I also find it really handy to just have a pack of face wipes in your bag for when you're swatching in the shops too, so definitely some nice cheap ones that would do this trick for this also!
In terms of the other two products, I am equally in adoration - I was, before this, a face oil virgin, but this has completely converted me! This oil not only moisturises my dry, irritable skin, but also cleanses my pores at the same time. And, not only this, but the way you have to use this is so cool; it is made up of a half water, half oil formulation, and so before applying you must shake the bottle to mix the two formulations together. How cool is that!? Totally worth the money just for the fun of shaking the bottle! 

Finally is the face mask. Again, I do love this facemask; it leaves my skin feeling soft and cleansed. However, this facemask isn't one that actually sets for your to peel off, so it can get a little messy if you don't keep your hair tied back tightly! But totally worth every penny.

Nails

Again, I'm not really a true lover for painting my nails. When I'm not at school, I do like to keep my nails painted, but I've never actually been one to go out and buy a good polish; I just go with whatever is in my draw at that time. But, with a long summer ahead of me, I felt it would only be right to invest in some new polishes whilst I had the freedom of wearing whatever I wanted on my nails. After hearing nothing but good reviews on the Barry M nail polishes, I decided to purchase the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polishes in the shades Greenberry and Sky Blue (I can't find this shade online for some reason!)  - the perfect summer colours that I felt would easily go with anything. I have been wearing the shade Greenberry for four days, and only today has this chipped - for such a cheap drugstore polish this is truly amazing in my eyes! Definitely give these a go if you're after a few new summer shades.


Bath and shower 

I'm sure you true, hard core Zoella fans will agree that the release of her new 'Sweet Inspirations' range made you scream with excitement, right? Yep, me too. So, of course, what else to do than to go out and get my hands on it myself!? I bought the Bath Latte for £5 as I find a multi use products like this really handy for me. No exaggeration, the scent of this product will honestly entice you; smelling like a dainty French patisserie, this scent will remind you of all things nice and will transport you to heaven! I say this every time, but this has to be Zoe's best range yet! Will totally have to go out and grab a few more of the Sweet Inspirations range when I can bring myself to spend anymore money!

Blimey, I have just noticed how bloomin' long this post is! Told ya it'd be a long one! If you're still here and didn't click off down to true bordem half way though, thank you for reading. I do hope I have given you a few good recommendations, even if it does leave your purse as empty as mine! Love yas,




"One for the ol' book worms" || FloralsAndCoralsx❤️

Hello my lovelies!
Firstly can we just apologise for how utterly shit we have been recently, pardon the language. Yep, we have swore already, onto a good start. Our life has just seemed to be hectic; we have only today finished our five week period of exams (please pull out the party poppers and party hats on our behalves), so of course, our lives have been pretty much focused on revision. Blah blah blah we will stop now, you've read it all before. You don't need to get the violins out just yet. Anyways, we're here now, with a post that we have being planning for a while: this being BOOKS. 
After the launch of Zoella's book club with WHSmith, and after now being able to read something other than a CGP revision guide (you know the ones with the silly puns that make you want to cringe - yeah, them) we decided that now, with a grand total of 11 weeks off *breaks into high school musical chimes*, we shall be reading more than ever, so why not share? From this point onwards we shall do a review type post every time we finish a book, without being too serious and literate, to share our book choices, loves and despises. Certainly one for the old bookworms, like ourselves.

First up is a book we actually read last summer but has been a firm love ever since - 'Eleanor and Park' by Rainbow Rowell. If you're into cringy teenage heartthrobs like we are, this book is perfect for you. With the stereotypical 'boy meets girl' at school, and with only a few short pages per chapter, this book is an easy read; I'm fairly sure we got through this in week between us! Each chapter is made up of alternating points of view (one Eleanor, one Park...) so rather than how we would only usually hear the voice of the protagonist, we now hear the voice of two protagonists, which is nice as it paints a better insight as to what each person thinks. It really helps you connect with them, to the point where you will feel as though you are actually like their best friends at points. Exploring important issues from living on the brink of destitute, with 'unruly red hair', to first loves and the coming of age, Eleanor and Park is a firm must read to any one of any age, especially teens to young adults.
Next up is 'If I stay' by Gayle Forman. This book is actually really quite different to 'Eleanor and Park'; it explores more serious issues after the crash of Mia's parents car and the tragedy of her resulting coma. This book is therefore sure likely to tug at your heart strings, but at the same time, you will feel so engrossed it will simply not be possible to put down, like a drug to the old eye ballies. Certainly one to read if you fancy a good sob!

The final book I want to mention is 'Will Greyson, Will Greyson' by John Green and David Levithan. After previously being truly engrossed in other John Green books (you must have heard of them - the likes of 'Looking for Alaska', 'Paper towns' and 'The Fault in Our Stars'? Yeah, course you have) I was really expecting amazing things from this book, and sure, I think if you are prepared to read this in a short time scale then you'll love this book. But I decided to read this book during my exams, so obviously got little reading time; I think this actually took at least a month and a half to complete. Therefore, for slower readers who get little time to read, I wouldn't really recommend this; I did find myself a little confused at points. I'm probably just being stupid but I found it really hard to follow. With two 'Will Greyson's' who both end up in each other's lives, I did find myself getting a little perplexed about which Will was which but I certainly don't think this would have been a huge issue if I'd have read this all at once. So yeah, I guess this book was okay as a whole, if you know you have a few free days where you can read this through. What I did get from it though, was that this book focuses on homosexuality and general teenage love, so I would say it is definitely worth a try if you are again into teenage love stories, and have a few free days on your hands.
So, after selecting just a snippet of the books we have read recently, I do hope you have enjoyed this post. I certainty understand that after so long of being inactive we are likely to have lost quite a few of the ol' followers, so if you're still here, I congratulate you. No, seriously though, thank you so much it means such a lot. Love yous,