6 Makeup Travel Essentials: drugstore edition

Hi lovelies,

Weekend ahead and time to write a blog post. In today’s post I talk to you about my travel essentials πŸšπŸš‰πŸš’πŸš€ I made two videos which I posted recently on my channel (it would be great if you checked them out and of course I will link them later on). I have affordable essentials and more high end makeup essentials.

Today’s post will be about the affordable travel essentials. I mention only 6 (that was the number I gave myself!

Let’s start with affordable faves.
Rimmel matte Liquid Lippies
I love these liquid lippies because they are matte, long lasting and do not make my lips feel dry. Hang on though, if you put too much lippie on, it will crack and look yucky!

L’oreal Lash Paradise Extatic
This mascara makes your lashes look really long and stand out-ish but it does dry up quickly. I also think it is pricey for the time it lasts. I do think it is a good mascara though and the one I am currently using and took with me.

Revlon Cream Eye Shadow

If you are looking for a pigmented cream eyeshadow, you should check this one out. In the video you will see the gold colour I have.

Beauty Sponges
I forgot to take my beauty sponge with me when I was traveling, so I went and bought a new one. I got it from H&M. It is great value for money and does the job.
E.l.f liquid eye shadow
I love the E.l.f. liquid eye shadows. They are very shiny and pigmented, long lasting and really easy to apply.
E.l.f eye shadow sticks (metallic)
I love these sticks (I have a video with swatches and the lots coming up, so check out my channel).

I took a lot of them with me when I went to Greece. They are easy to apply, pigmented and affordable.

My video

My high end travel essentials

Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to connect with me. Somehow, somewhere.

Till next time….

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Chatting about makeup and being colourblind

Yesterday was colour blind awaress day and I tried to do that. Raise awareness. The main focus was on students who are colour blind, but I did post a video about my whole makeup application process and what I, as an achromat, find difficult.

Struggling

Foundation/concealer

I cannot pick a shade for my skin. Whatever I use is based on what a makeup artist or sales assistant has chosen for me. I am OK with that. They are helpful. I can see if the foundation/ concealer is full or medium coverage, but I cannot see if it goes orange, if it is a cool or warm undertone.

Eye shadows

I cannot see the colours. I mean, I can see them, but not really “see” them the way you do. That is why I have ranted over and over about cosmetics companies and how they name their products. I need a clear colour name. Dark brown, light shimmery pink. What I do not need is a name like showery rainbow or unicorn breathe. That says nothing to me. It does not help me buy an eye shadow and in all fairness, it drives me away from purchasing a product with a random name. Now, as far as pigmentation is concerned, the lighter the shade, the harder it is for me to see it on my eyelid.

Lippies

Same as above. I have no idea what I am buying

But

I can see if it looks nice on me, or at least I think I can.

If you want to hear more about this, do watch my video, where I also talk about cb students and teachers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Xx

Jo

August faves: beauty & random πŸ˜πŸ˜

Yup

I am going to be

cheeky

lazy

tooting me own horn

Here are my beauty faves and 2 random bits.

My video (please watch and it would be great if you gave me a chance and subbed❀❀❀)

Products mentioned

Benefit golden rush blush
Sephora amazing foam
Johnson’s baby lotion
Nivea After sun lotion
The Ordinary Natural hydration factors
M&S roll on HA
Nivea lip balm
Amy Cuddy Presence (book)
L’oreal mascara Extatic
Zara white cardigan

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Jo

Xx

The London Vlog: Transport & Fashion

Hi everyone!

I went to London a few weeks ago and had a lovely time.  I went to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and also the London transport museum. I saw lots of fashion items at the V&A and really enjoyed looking at the clothes. The exhibition I saw was the fashion in nature and it was lovely. There were beautiful clothes made from all sorts of items that can be found in nature. Loads of weird stuff and some small animals had to suffer in the past as well (was not expecting that 😦 ).I also went to the transport museum and saw lots of vehicles that were used in the past. I saw buses, taxis and the first ever underground cabin. For more click here and do subscribe. It means a lot to me xx

This is the video

Thanks for watching!!

Till next time.

xx

Jo

Sweat proof makeup look

OK lovelies,

So it is hot

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and you want to go out, but you are dreading the whole makeup putting on procedure.

You just do not want your makeup to melt off coz of the humidity and the heat. That is what this blog post is here for. I will try to give you my suggestions/tips on how to achieve a sweatproof makeup look.

Top tips

Keep it simple.

Make sure you use a moisturiser first.

Do not stack loads of stuff on.

I use only concealer to hide spots. If you use a foundation, use something lightweight.

Top your concealer with a powder. That will clog up your pores and reduce the sweating.

Use a waterproof mascara and no budge eye stuff.

Now, because I am also making YouTube videos and trying to lure you into subscribing to my channel, here is my makeup tutorial or better say, get ready with me. Keep in mind I am partially sighted so any makeup look that does not make me look like a clown is a little feat!!

My video

Get ready with me:how to get a sweat proof looking using only concealer.

Products used in my makeup look

Estee Lauder doublewear concealer

Dior forever Control Powder

Stilla liquid Eyeshadow in Grace

Benefit Gold Rush Blusher

Laura Mercier Bronzer

Rimmel Stay matte liquid lipstick in Rose a shine

Mascara Extatic

I think that was about it. Don’t forget to connect with me. Subscribing to my channel would be great.

Have a lovely day/night.

xx

Jo

Vlogging time: York, Primark and my 1st white cane

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Hi lovelies,

YouTube promo time. I filmed a vlog cause my life is sooooooooooo interesting. What do I show you?

Two hauls 😳😳

A grocery haul and a Primark haul.I love watching what people think about food and seeing what they consume. I get ideas about what I could buy.

My Primark haul was a good one actually (mind my saying!). I got Tees and a really cool makeup bag (I strongly suggest you pick one up if you have the opportunity).

I also bought pressies for my family.

I show you my new lap top/ table tray. I like that as well.

I am using my white cane for the first time. I think that if you are partially sighted like me, you really need to get one! Of course I walk around York which is a lovely place!!

Here is my vlog. Do check it out and subscribe if you wanna hear more from me…..

More vlogs are coming your way this time from Crete, Greece, so stay tuned.

Don’t forget to connect with me somewhere, somehow (check the sidebar for details.

have a nice day/ night.

Chat soon

xx

Jo

GRWM using no foundation

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy makeup look. Something that you can apply and be ready in 5 mins. Other times it is just too hot or you are just too lazy and don’t feel like a full face of products. That is why I filmed this video and why I am sharing this post.

I am sharing with you a makeup look that requires no foundation.

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Products used

(ummmm what I remember….)

Estee Lauder Doublewear concealer. I love this concealer. It is long lasting and easy to blend into your skin. I also used my SPF which is Clinique city block. I like this sunscreen because it is a little bit tinted, but not much!

I used a Laure Mercier bronzer in 02 and my Becca Opal highlighter. I used my Benefit gold rush blush and on my lips, the Rimmel Stay Matte liquid lippie in Rose Shine.

On the eyes an eyeshadow stick (my faves are the Clinique chubby sticks) and some mascara (currently using L’oreal Paradise).

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Are you intrigued??? Check out my video

Thanks for stopping by….

xxx

Jo