October faves:Beauty & Random

Hi everyone!!

Time for October Faves. I posted a YouTube video where I talk a lot about what I like about these products, but I also thought I’d share a blog post, cause well, I haven’t written one in forever.

So, what did I love in October?

Beauty

The lips

No7 Lippie
There is a problem here. I cannot tell you the name of the colour because I am colourblind and cannot read black on reddish backgrounds. I am including a photo though and you do see it in my video. I love this lippie because it is quite long lasting and moisturising. It is not patchy, quite affordable (10 pounds) and autumnal. The colour I have is a reddish brown.

Mua lip lacquers
They have been around forever. They are very affordable (3 quid!). The shades I have are not patchy. My faves are Poise and Tranquility which are both nude tones (video with a full review is coming next on my channel-shameless plug).

The eyes

I have two stylos I like. Kiko 06 (which is a shimery bronze/ brown I think) and Elf no budge stylo in Moca. That is a rich brown. They are both long lasting and very easy to apply. If you are partially- sighted like me and only use eye stylos, you defo need to check these out cause they are very affordable.

https://youtu.be/qe2PanuCvZA

The perfume

Clinique aromatics in white. If you like powdery scents, you should check this out. Some of my other Faves are Chanel Mademoiselle, Escada Notes and Jo Malone blush suede (trying to give you a sense of the perfumes of what I love).
perf

The Blush

I am currently using using Rimmel maxi Blush in wild card. It is a red-y blush. If you go in heavy handed, you are……. But if you tap off excess and blend it a bit, it is nice.
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The foundation

There has been a lot of talk about the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define foundation. I personally really like it. It is medium coverage. The application is very easy, it is quite long lasting, easy to spread. It does not show my lines or sink into them. I do moisturise well though underneath it. It is what I am wearing in my video (and pic. Actually, I am wearing a lot of these products in my video).

Random faves

Oh! Do I have a selection of random goodies for you. Swizzel lollies. I am addicted and I should not be!!!!! So yummy…. and bad. Another random? I bought a re usable shopping bag from Primark (did a massive haul from Primark if you wanna check it out). It has polka dots and the lots. So nice and practical (and one quid!).

https://youtu.be/qe2PanuCvZA

So there you have it. What were your faves? let me know in the comments below. Do check out my YouTube channel. I ain’t that bad….
Thanks for stopping by.
xxx
Jo
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Doing #Vlogtober and a Giveaway

So lovelies,

I am doing Vlogtober on my YouTube channel. I would love it if you checked out my two Vlogtober videos.
The first one is me talking about my Vlogtober plans. I will do it a bit differently. Coz my life is not full of trips and PR hauls, I will vlog every other day and then have normal content as well. I will be sharing videos from Monday to Friday.
The other video I shared was mu September favourites

Products I talk about are
Elf no budge eye shadow sticks. I loooooove them
No7 eye shadow stick in gunmetal.
Golden rose nail strengthener (if you get your nails done with gel all the time, you need to watch what my nail artist told me).

Una Brennan daily moisturiser (radiant). It smells so nice!! 🌹🌹🌹🌹Oh! It does a good job as well!!

Sophie X Highlighter palette. My Becca Opal highlighter broke into pieces. I am so happy with my new purchase!

Chanel Mademoiselle Coco. This has been an oldie but goodie.
OK, so if you would like to watch my video and hear details about everything, please do so. I am trying to hit the 1000 subscribers YouTube benchmark. So, if you watch and subscribe…. thank you xxx

That is all for now. Oh!

Hang on…. If you are in the UK, you should check out my foundation giveaway video. It is actually a makeup haul.

OK! Now I am off!! Till next time.
xx

Current skincare faves

Hi lovelies,

I am sooooo busy this week. Trying to juggle work, life and making videos. I just posted a video about my skincare faves and because it is almost bedtime and you want something to watch before you

zzzzzzzz

Here you go. Check out my skincare faves if you are in your 40s, have sensitive skin, have a bit of rosacea or just love watching skincare type videos. I talk about face and body. I mention well known products and other not so well know products.

OK and I am 5 subscribers away from 200 (sooooo pls watch and subscribe :))

 

Till next time…..

Jo

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 ðŸ˜ðŸ˜

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