Sunday, 30 October 2016

FOOD | Halloween Treats with The Co-Op

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This one's a little different from my usual spiel as you may have already been able to tell. I'm sure you'll have already got the hint that I love food, so for a bit of fun The Co-Op got in contact with me asking if I'd like to try out some of their Halloween treats, so of course I had to give it a whirl. 
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I got to try of making some delicious S'mores and a huge batch of brownies. I also took myself back 10 years and made some jelly, which I had definitely forgotten how long takes to set.... Sorry Mum for ever begging to make jelly, what a pain! The maybe slightly not so appetising eggs are made with red food colouring, which will now definitely be doubling up as fake blood for tomorrow! 
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Be right back, just going to eat all this food.... 
ellie x


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Saturday, 15 October 2016

BEAUTY | My Everyday Make-Up Heroes ft. Collection, Soap & Glory, BrowHaus

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Yep that's right, it's a blue moon again - Ellie is writing a whole post about beauty. As I'm sure I've mentioned before, my housemates are all pretty into their make-up, and somewhere along the road I took a different turning and missed out on that love and perfection of make-up skills. Instead I focused on.. Well to be honest I'm not really sure what else I focussed on. But it definitely wasn't make up.


Reaching my 20's (good lord, that's still the weirdest thing to say, even 11 months in) I feel like I need to get my sh*t together and start looking like I have my sh*t together. First step, my face. So here is the second instalment of my everyday heroes mini-series. Check out the first HERE with my 'end of the day' heroes


But first of all, it's confession time: I am no beauty guru, I'm not good at make up, I can't create goal-worthy eye make up looks, I get bored watching tutorials on YouTube or wimp out even trying. Phew. Glad that's off my chest. 



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Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Shade 3

I am the girl who retweets/likes/regrams every meme under the sun about dark circles. They are the bane of my life, and unfortunately don't think they will ever substantially improve. Through my teens I searched and searched for a concealer that would properly cover them, but just my luck never quite found one. UNTIL. The blogging world (and all 3 of my housemates) introduced me to this wonder. The rave reviews aren't lying. This is amazing. Go buy it now. 



BrowHaus Brow Pencil

I've always been pretty happy with my brows, they've held their own for 20 years of my life and I thank them for that. But recently I've been getting into the more manicured look. Plus they seem to be getting patchy which I am not happy about. But luckily this #BloggersFestival freebie has saved the day.



Collection Witch Hazel 'Primed & Ready' Primer

(Oh this is becoming a bit of a Collection love-fest isn't it? I'll stop soon. Maybe.)

This primer is the first primer I've owned and it's doing pretty well in my books, it creates a amazingly smooth matte surface and makes any foundation/concealer/other face product glide on evenly. It also gives me piece of mind with it's extra ingredient of Witch Hazel, so even it's doing a bit of work on my not-so-blemish-free skin.

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Soap & Glory 'Glow All Day' Highlighter 

To be honest with you, I probably need to up my highlighter game. But this nifty little stick is perfect for everyday, just adding a subtle glimmer. I genuinely think it's going to last for ever as well, there's just so much of it?! I'm really enjoying Soap & Glory at the moment, definitely will have to check out more of their products. 


Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

Okay, okay, this is probably cheating a little. But Vaseline has always and will always have a firm place in my makeup bag/heart. It's just so cheap and easy, and the cocoa butter version smells divine. 


Any great recommendations for a bit of a newbie to make-up? What are your Daily Make Up Heroes? 



ellie x




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