Tuesday, 24 June 2014

'Beauty Do's and Dont's' #TOTW

This weeks #TOTW (topic of the week) is beauty do's and dont's! I think different people have different opinions, so i got a few friends to help out with this blog post.

Beauty do's:

Clean your skin! I cleanse your face every morning, so you have lovely clean skin as a base for your makeup. - Me

Don't use heat on your hair, i have found falling back in love with your natural hair whether its curly or straight can work wonders - Danielle Blunt

Use baby powder to stop your hair going greasy - Krisi Adamson

Use a brush to apply foundation - Krisi Adamson

Shave yours legs twice and moisturise after! - Krisi Adamson

Maintain a good eyebrow shape but don't go too heavy on the pencil, avoid the stencil and work to your natural shape - Danielle Blunt.

If you've painted your nails, make sure you remove the polish from the skin around your nail as it just looks messy and like its been done by a small child, having a crisp nail polish makes all the difference, trust me! - Me

Hair should have volume and waves; use mousse, wrap your hair in a bun while wet and spritz sea salt spray and then leave to dry! - Aimee Wilson

Eyebrow bone highlighting i adore - Abbey Fitzhenry

Things i like are the contoured look - Abbey Fitzhenry

I like seeing people and thinking "they're skin looks amazing" and not loads of foundation - Rebecca Cooper

If your gonna do something, make sure you do it properly. Its just one of those things - Rebecca Cooper

I think makeup should not be too noticeable. Gods made girls as beautiful as they are, so all the fakeness just hides or distracts from that! - John Reynolds

I would say most prefer subtlety. Its a bit like if a guy drew a six pack on and it was really obvious, you know they don't really look like that so it not that attractive - John Reynolds

Beauty dont's:

Please people, make sure your makeup shades match your skin tone! Theres nothing worse than dark skin covered in ghostly white foundation, and light skin looking like you've been rolling around in a wotsits packet! - Me

Nude lips look lovely and classy, lips covered in a colour that looks like youve just covered them in concealer just looks weird. Not sorry. - Me

"Big hair" "Whats wrong with big hair?" "It just looks weird"...(I must admit i agree with that statement) - George Reid

My massive don't is foundation lines under the chin! - Lauren Knight

If you can't apply eyeliner equally don't apply it at all. No eyeliner is so much better than one winged and the other one smudged! - Lauren Jennings

Slick hair, i can't stand it especially gelled back hair during summer! Baby hairs are cute, natural and give you a bit of character. A loose curl here or there isn't going to hurt anybody - Lauren Jennings

Make sure you do your makeup with the weather in mind, if you have a full face of foundation in the sun, it all sweats off and looks like sandpaper - Rebecca Cooper

I hate girls with massive fake eyelashes because you can't see they're eyes! - Rebecca Cooper

If you are in the goth and emo scene, the same rules apply, if black lipstick doesn't match your skint tone, don't wear it! - Rebecca Cooper

What are your opinions? Is there one us guys have missed? If so comment below and i will add you to the list! 
Love Chelsea...and everyone else who participated! x

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Ombre Studs

I bought some holographic studs from Ebay and i have been waiting for an opportunity to use them, so i sat down at my desk with no real design in mind and just went with it. I think the best designs are the spontaneous ones! So this is what i came up with, a blue and green ombre effect.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

My 5 Minute Eye Makeup

Like most people, i have a standard eye makeup that i do the most, especially if i am in a rush! I timed how long it takes, and for me its a 5 minute eye makeup routine.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Review

A few weeks ago i was given a few makeup gifts from one of my nurses that she has bought but doesn't use. I was very overwhelmed as they were all high end makeup brands and things that i would never be able to usually buy for myself. The product i was most excited by was a brand new tub of the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch primer as i had heard about it but couldn't afford the £26 at the time. I've now used this little tub of happiness a good few times and can finally do a good review for it!

Monday, 9 June 2014

50's Bows and Polka Dots

I am really excited excited to announce that i have been accepted to study an NVQ Level 3 Nail Services course! Everything i do, whether its nails or makeup, has been self-taught, so i am super excited to learn and improve my skills in the hope that i can one day turn this into a career. And i was blown away by the enthusiasm of my future tutor, and that they would put their necks on the line to bend the rules in order for me to go straight to Level 3! It means i will have a very busy summer, cramping a whole years work into three and a half weeks, but i can do this. I have mentioned a few times on this blog that i suffer from mental illness, and i simply never thought i would have a future, so today has meant SO much to me. God I'm all emotional, get a grip chelsea!

Anyway, i apologise for rambling away, back to business! I wanted to make a bit of an effort with my nails for my college interview, and i decided to go all 50's with polka dots and 3D blue bows!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

'5 Beauty Products You Couldn't Live Without" #TOTW

I have decided to take part in the brilliant idea that is #TOTW (topic of the week) from the lovely http://misssugarspiceallthingsnice.blogspot.co.uk/ and this weeks topic is '5 beauty products you couldn't live without'. This was so much harder than it sounds, and i must of swapped products around for atleast an hour until i came up with the final five!