Mini Lush haul

A little haul from Lush as I am making my journey to being cruelty-free.

Products: soap in Serendipity, shampoo bar in Montalbano, colour supplement in Jackie Oats and Feeling younger.

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Colour supplements from @lush // #beauty #crueltyfree

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A cheeky Bourjois haul

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A cheeky @bourjois_uk haul // #beauty #faves

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An overview of the @bourjois_uk haul

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Update and holiday

Hey guys!

So a little update about where I am and what I’m up to. So I am in France in Brittany since Saturday til this Sunday.

I will say I managed to get all my videos up before I went but not the blog posts to go with them but do not fear you can go to http://www.youtube.com/user/nerdwithamanicure for those videos!

I am posting regularly on my Instagram feed so if you want to see what I am up to then head over there.

I have already had more crepes than I can manage and embarrassed myself with my pigion French. But I am English so I can get away with it.

I will have the video of what I have done after I get back and a haul of some of the French beauty prouducts I have picked up.

I will just leave you with a few photos the first of where I am staying; Dinan which is just north of where I am staying. One of the many Crepes I have had and a preview of the beauty haul.



New theme and new content

So I have been in a blogging rut partially because I have no time at the moment to dedicate myself in to spending on blogging but there are parts of blogging that for me was a lot of hard work.

I want this blog to be the best representation of my work as possible. I want and am training to be a journalist and I know one day there will be an editor looking at this blog.

I need to keep the quality of my content up as much as possible and I also need a change.

So I have revamped though a new design and layout I am now using Button layout that is free to use. And this one feels more user friendly.

The old one I had was Cerauno and although I liked how it looked formatting photos to fit the way the headers or featured image was too much like hard work some times and I would simply not post due to not wanting to spend half an hour editing on photoshop.

I will be keeping content roughly the same however new things may be added along the way like I want to start posting more personal vlogs or topical pieces to this blog and I also want to brach out from just fashion and beauty and go more into the realms of general lifestyle.

I also want to share with you my blogging experience and have blogging 101 posts.

I have so many ideas about changing and most of all improving this blog to be the best that it can be. I will be posting a new content schedule of different things soon when I have fully decided what to do.

Let me know what you think and just so you know my term (semester) finishes a week on Thursday so when this year is over I can be back to blogging.

Hugs – Vicki

Wardrobe Organisation

My floordrobe wasn’t working for me so spent the morning organising my wardrobe from party dresses to day dresses, trousers, skirts, cardigans, jumpers then shirts and extra hangers! Nice and organised now!

My floordrobe wasn’t working for me so spent the morning organising my wardrobe from party dresses to day dresses, trousers, skirts, cardigans, jumpers then shirts and extra hangers! Nice and organised now! via Instagram http://ift.tt/1laH6VJ

Review: MUA Pro Base Prime and Conceal

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I have been quite sceptical about colour correcting; mainly because I am very pale and applying a yellow or a purple to my skin felt a tiny bit odd as it would be very noticeable.

Luckily however this palette from MUA has me sold on the idea of colour correcting. First off don’t be afraid of the shades of colours if you think they are too dark or too light for your skin tone. They won’t be this is a base for your make up not the entire thing itself you have to layer on your own base in the right skin tone after this.

So lets sort out why you are putting green, purple, yellow and orange to your face. Well you need to think of the colour wheel and place colours that are opposite to cancel out the colour.

So if you have redness you apply the green shade. For purple shades use the yellow. Yellow shades can be P1070500cancelled out with the purple colour and dark blue shades can be corrected with the orange shade.

The middle shade in this palette I mainly used as a highlighter or to mix in with the shades to tone them down a bit.

These shades are a very thin texture and blend out really easily. Being such a thin consistency you don’t have massive streaks of colour as it really blends in to your skin. Also because of the lightness of the product you really don’t need a lot of product. You can very easily add too much to your brush and this will make the product difficult to blend properly. A little bit at a time with this.

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I personally prefer to apply this with a fluffy brush as you can really pin point conceal the areas that you need. If you go over the area without the skin colour issue then it will start to effect the other areas. Really neatly conceal the area and don’t go too over board.

Around my eyes I tend to layer the yellow on first to get rid of the purpleness and then the orange to cancel out the blue because I am using this on a larger area I will just use my finger.

I think that this palette is amazing especially because it is from a cheeper brand. I have really only seen this in high end places or at the top end of the drugstore makeup and it is really good to see cheeper brands doing this sort of thing. I really like the fact you can but the individual colours as well so I have already run out of the green so it is good that I can refill without buying a new palette. For the price, £4, it is a very good value of money product and I will defiantly be using it for a while.

Finally this is the video where I show a little more in-depth about colour correcting in general and how I use it in my make up routine: