Happy Valentines

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
Today I am talking you through a simple valentine’s makeup look which you can try out yourself if you are off out for a meal later, or you can do this makeup on any other day its completely up to you!

EYES
I always start with my brows and eyes first as then I don’t have to worry about any fallout or making mistakes as I can just wipe it away 😊
1. I start by taking the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and I take the shades Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet & Triple Fudge and fill in and shape my brows
2. I then take MAC Select Cover-Up and I carve out my brows and apply this to my eyelid
3. I then set my eyelid with any light powder, on this occasion I took White Chocolate from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette
4. I am now taking the Naked Heat palette by Urban Decay and I start with the shade Sauced and use this as my transition shade
5. I then go in with the shades Low Blow, He Devil and Cayenne and build up a gradient on my lid
6. I then go in with En Fuego and Ashes and apply these into my outer corner
7. With a little bit of concealer, I use a flat brush and carve out my lid where I want the shimmer eyeshadow to sit
8. I go back into the Heat palette and use the shades Lumbre and Scorched and apply to my lid
9. I decided to go for a little bit of a wing and I used the NYX Skinny Liner to do so
10. I’m just using a mac mascara which I can’t remember the name of :/ (You can apply false lashes at this stage if you want too)
11. For my undereye I just use the remaining product on my brushes to create the same kind of look I did on my lid

FACE
1. I like to begin my face by prepping with Mini Smash box sample primer as it makes my skin sooooo smooth
2. For foundation, I have been loving the All Nighter by Urban Decay and I add a few drops of the Barry M Illuminator drops into the foundation and I love how this looks on my skin
3. I then use my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which I’m sure everybody has used or at least tried once
4. I then set my under eye and any other areas I want to set with the Barry M Ready Set Smooth loose powder
5. Time for Bronzer – I switch between two of my fave bronzers but today I decided to use the Benefit Hoola as this is a little darker and deeper than my MAC Mineralize
6. I also use the Dandelion Blush by Benefit and apply this to the apples of my cheek kit
7. I like to contour my nose and to do this I take the Anastasia Beverley Hills Powder Contour kit and I take the middle shade from the bottom to do this
8. I then go back into my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and take the highlighting shade Champagne Truffle and apply this to my cheekbones, above my brows, my cupids bow, tip of my nose, brow bone and my inner corner of my eyes
LIPS
1. To finish my look, I used the MAC Eye Kohl in Coffee and lined the corners of my lips then took a MAC lipstick in the shade Faux and applied as normal

 

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Thankyou soo much for taking the time to read through my valentine’s makeup, if you liked it let me know in the comments and be sure to follow my blog and my social media accounts 😊

– Aimee X

Healthy, Gym Freak or Nah?

Hey everybody!

So, nobody likes sticking to a strict diet and going to the gym numerous times a week, right? (well I don’t anyway) So today I thought I would share with you some healthy changes that you can make to your diet, so you are making sure that your body is getting some love and attention.
1. Number one is probably the most obvious change – Swapping fizzy and sugarwatery drinks for water or for treat a lime and soda
2. Swap your crisps for skinny popcorn
3. Everybody loves a bit of chocolate, but it is so unhealthy (especially when you eat the amount I do) swap your white or milk for dark chocolate instead
4. Swap your original white or whole-wheat bread for rye bread! YUMMY
5. Change up your cheese for a healthier alternative such as Halloumi or Goats Cheese if you prefer a creamier cheese
6. Full fat milk is good but fattening for you, using soya instead can be so much better for you but if you aren’t a fan of soya then you can always have the 1% milk which is usually has an orange label and lid
7. If you are like me and like sweets and sugary snacks, you can snack on alternative things such as dried mango, rice cakes and avocados

You also don’t need to go to the gym to do exercises boys and girls, oh no, let me tell you some simples exercises you can do around the house!
squats1. SQUATS – build that booty and do your squats, I like to squat when looking in the fridge or any built-in cupboards which are on the ground, alternatively I also do this, but you can do it as another option, squat 10 times before you go to the toilet and 10 squats afterwards
2. LUNGES – another simple exercise this time for toning the upper of your legs as well as your booty, take lunge steps when hoovering and doing household chores and you will start to see a difference!
3. STEP-UPS – benefitting the booty & thighs/upper legs, have stairs in your house? Do some step-ups when going up them, if not, not a problem buy yourself a little step and you can do it that way!
That’s all for today lovely people, hope you enjoyed and let me know if you have any other suggestions in the comments I would love to hear other people’s changes! Don’t forget to follow my blog and follow me on my social media

– Aimee X
Instagram – @aimeegibsonx
Twitter – @aimeeg98

Valentines Gift Guide

 

With valentine’s day less than a week away, I thought what better post to do than a valentine’s gift guide. I know that a lot of people don’t celebrate this day but for those that do I thought it would be a helpful post.

So whether you have been with your partner for years, months or weeks, there are lots of gifts / things you can do this valentine’s day including:
1. SPA DAY – You can treat your loved one to a spa day, many spas do packages for valentine’s day which include full use of the facilities, a treatment and usually a glass of prosecco upon arrival and afternoon tea. I think this would be a lovely gift to receive and I know a lot of people love a relaxation day
2. PERFUME / AFTERSHAVE – The classic gift, you can’t go wrong with perfumes and aftershaves, although a boring gift, it’s the thought that counts and who doesn’t love getting new scents?
3. CITY BREAK – If you have been together for a while or if you want to spend some quality time in another city, you can go to Rome or Paris. Alternatively, if you’ve not been together that long or if you don’t have the money to fly your partner out, you can have a city break closer to home such as London, Manchester and Liverpool
4. FANCY MEAL – You’re not really a big valentine’s celebrator but you want to do something, why not go for a slap-up meal at a fancy restaurant? It’s a nice way to celebrate without celebrating at the same time
5. SENTIMENTAL GIFTS – If you want your gift to be more personal you can create a memory box, why I love you jar, photobook and give this to your loved one, this will be coming from the heart and if more of a personal gift so will mean more to you and your partner
6. TEDDY BEAR – Again, more of a boring gift, but if you don’t celebrate it but want to buy your partner a little something, you can just buy a teddy bear (big or small) and your partner is sure to love it
7. CHOCOLATES, FLOWERS AND CANDLES – If you don’t want to spend lots of money but you celebrate the day you can go down the more traditional route and buy chocolates, a bouquet of flowers and a candle for your loved one

If you have any more gift ideas, make sure you leave a comment down below as I would love to read about other gift ideas and be sure to follow my blog and follow my social media 😊

See you soon
Aimee X

Instagram – @aimeegibsonx
Twitter – @aimeeg98

Current Beauty Wish List

 

I’m always finding myself looking on the cult beauty and beauty bay website. So today I thought I would share with you my current beauty wish list! Most of these products that I am dying to try and REALLY REALLY want are higher end, so if anybody has any drugstore alternatives let me know in the comments so I can try them out!!!

1. VIOLET VOSS MATTE ABOUT YOU PALETTE – This palette looks unreal! I am already imagining the looks I can create from the selection of colours! You’ve got everything from a light transition colour, to gorgeous oranges, reds, purples and a black. It is just amazingggggg

2. UNICORN COSMETICS MINK LASHES IN AQUARELLE – Who doesn’t love lashes? I love these lashes as they look so natural and wispy, I love the fact that they are little clusters of lashes rather than just multiple lashes across the band and I just think they are so beautiful

3. YES TO COCONUT MICELLAR WATER – I love using micellar water to take off my makeup before I wash my face however some can be very irritating on my skin. This product claims to be very hydrating and I can just imagine how good this is for your skin especially if you really suffer from dry skin

4. SIGMA COMPLETE BRUSH KIT – One word UNREAL, this is the kit of dreams. I use the zoeva bushes now, however I need this kit in my life and I am going to save up until I can afford this baby

5. RCMA NO COLOUR POWDER – I feel like everybody has this powder apart from me! It isn’t the most expensive powder in the world, but I want to do a haul and that is my reasoning for not buying it yet as I know that if I buy it, I will use it and then it will be no good for a haul

6. TOO FACED BULLETPROOF BROWS – Now this looks so good, I assume it comes with the brush as it shows the brush on the picture but omg I can’t even begin to tell you how much I want this brow product. It reminds me of a bit of a pomade but also a powder as well if that makes sense. It claims to last 24 hours and is smudge and waterproof so were winning all round

7. ICONIC LONDON ILLUMINATOR – I am very late on the bandwagon with this one. I’ve been wanting to try the illuminator drops for some time now as everybody raves about them, so they must be good, I have the Barry M liquid highlighting drops and I personally don’t think they’re the best, so I don’t really use them, but these might be different I don’t know

8. ICONIC LONDON PIGMENT FOUNDATION STICK – Another product that I am only just wanting is the pigment stick that you see all over celebrities Instagram’s and twitters, I think if they are saying that the product is so good it must be so its worth a try

9. ICONIC LONDON EYEBROW CUSHION – I have recently seen this product on a few peoples YouTube channels and it does look like a good brow product and I just feel like you’re always going to wonder until you try

10. MAKEUP REVOLUTION CONCEAL AND DEFINE CONCEALER – Everybody is raving about how good this concealer is, every time I have gone to buy it, it is out of stock and this upsets me! If it is anything like the tarte shape tape concealer then its bound to be amazing isn’t it!

You can but all these products from either beauty bay or cult beauty and you can buy the makeup revolution concealer at Superdrug – don’t forget to let me know in the comments if you have any drugstore alternatives to the higher end products and don’t forget to follow my blog and also folly my social media 😊

See you soon
Aimee X

Instagram – @aimeegibsonx

Twitter – @aimeeg98

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My once a week Lux Skincare

Hey everybody!!!!!

Today I thought I would go through my luxury skincare – I do this routine once a week usually on a Thursday night and then I just do my normal skincare on other days. So without further ado…lets get on with it….

  1. So first off, I like to start by taking off my makeup and washing my face with the Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Triple Action Cleanser and Toner and pat my face dry with a towel. I have been using this facial cleanser for absolutely ages now and it is my all-time faveeee.
  2. I then use the GLAMGLOW GRAVITYMUD FIRMING TREATMENT and I tend to only apply this to my nose, t-zone and chin area. This mask smells unreal and it also drags up all the dirt and out of your pores, it is also a peel off mask and turns an amazing chrome colour once dried on the face. I leave this on for around 10 minutes then peel off and jump in the shower.
    (Whilst I’m in the shower, I turn on my wax heater and let the wax heat up if I am waxing my brows.)
  3. Once I’m finished in the shower, I like to apply my Pixi Glow Tonic, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate and the Origins Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask. I then apply my brow tint and I leave it on for 10 minutes to the colour is more intensified. I take my tint off my brows using cotton wool rounds and Luke warm water and I then go on and wax if they need doing.
  4. My face is now finished, and I am ready for bed…but…before I get into bed I will get my nails, so they are all pretty and ready for the weekend! I either use the Gellux or Shellac gel it just depends on what colour I want my nails that weekend image1and what else I have planned during the week.

 

So that is all for today! I hope you enjoyed reading about my skincare, let me know in the comments what you like to use on your skin because I am always up for trying new things! Don’t forget to follow my blog  and follow me on Instagram (aimeegibsonx)

See you soon

Love – Aimee X