DIOR X TESSI

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of going down to Birmingham for a Christmas masterclass at DIOR with the makeup artist and blogger Tessi Artistry. I had an amazing day meeting her and watching her do her thing on her beautiful model.
I was welcomed by the staff at DIOR and they made sure I felt at home and relaxed. As a blogger, this was my first proper event/masterclass that I have ever been too, so I was extremely nervous as I was there on my own, but I soon started to relax.
Tessi created a full makeup look on her model using the new DIOR Christmas range and I’m not just saying this but all the products she used looked amazing on the model’s skin. Having never used any DIOR makeup products before, I was very intrigued and needed to know more, so after Tessi had finished the look she then took us to the makeup where we could try it on ourselves and get matched by the experts. It was an amazing day and you also got given a goody bag with lots of samplers and miniatures of some DIOR products, one thing that I did purchase myself was the backstage foundation as it looked too good to leave behind.

DIOR BACKSTAGE FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION – when I watched Tessi use this foundation, I was amazed by how natural and flawless it looked on the skin. The product is a medium coverage however is easily buildable to create a higher coverage base. The foundation itself is enriched with beauty-enhancing pigments, it is waterproof and can resist extreme conditions such as workout sessions and a humid environment. The foundation comes in 40 shades and retails at £29.00

DIOR SAUVAGE – Sauvage is one of DIOR’S top selling men’s aftershaves as well as being a personal favourite of my own, it makes a perfect present for dads, brothers and boyfriends and the scent stays put all day. The aftershave comes in 60ml and 100ml and retail from £64.00 – £87.00
DIOR J’ADORE – I have never tried J’adore but again it is one of DIOR’S top selling women’s perfumes. Like Sauvage, J’adore would make a lovely present for somebody. The perfume comes in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml and retail from £54.00 – £110.00
DIOR MISS DIOR – Another one that I haven’t tried but I am so excited for! This perfume is handcrafted and woven with rosewood from French Guiana and pink pepper from Reunion Island for heightened character and is said to leave you lovestruck. The perfume comes in 30ml, 50ml, 100ml and 150ml and retail from £54.00 – £138.00
DIOR CAPTURE YOUTH AGE-DELAY ADVANCED CREME – A face cream infused with Iris Florentina helping to strengthen the skin and fight against the appearance of signs of ageing before they appear. When using this product your skin is said to appear toned, smoothed and reinvigorated. This product is a 50ml tub and retails at £75.00
DIOR CAPTURE TOTALE Multi-Perfection Crème Universal Texture – this crème is said to tone the skin from its deepest layers to its surface. Also, all signs of ageing are instantly corrected with every application. The crème is a luxury product which delivers comfort for all women. A little on the pricey side but an amazing product, the crème comes in one size – 60ml which retails at £130.00
DIORSKIN FOREVER – I haven’t tried the forever skin foundation, but I am excited to see how it will look and feel on my skin. The foundation itself is available in 28 different shades and gives a luminous matte finish. The foundation retails at £35.00
DIOR ROUGE DIOR – this lipstick is so sexy! It makes women feel so good, the shade 999 which I received is DIOR’S classic bold signature red lip and I can’t wait to create some Christmassy looks. The lipstick retails at £29.50 and is a statement piece for any makeup collection
DIOR LIP MAXIMIZER – giving an instant-volume effect, this gloss gives fuller and plumper lips. You can use the gloss on its own, as a primer or as a finishing touch retailing at £26.00

SNI HYDRATING AND NOURISHING HAIR OIL – this hair oil is natural, organic and is not a coating oil like many other hair oils on the market. It is super absorbent therefore had the ability to travel 3 layers deep of the hair shaft. The oil itself is great for slowing down the loss of hair as well as several other factors and comes in 2 sizes, you can get the full 100ml bottle or they do a travel size 30ml bottle. These retail at £28.50 & £17.50

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f you ever get chance to be able to go to a masterclass like this then I would recommend, you will have an amazing time and find it so beneficial. I’d love to find out what your favourite DIOR products are if you have tried any, so be sure to leave me a comment and follow me on my Instagram 😊

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It’s that simple

Simple skincare is one of the most affordable skin brands out there, it is a British brand and was designed for those with sensitive skin. I have been using Simple for a few weeks in my night time skin routine and I’ve got to say, I am a fan, the products are so affordable, yet they feel so expensive and luxury on the skin. I would recommend Simple for those of you who are students or those who can’t really afford a higher end brand.

So, I have been using the Simple Kind to Skin Eye Make-Up Remover, Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water, Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Face Wash and the Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser.

Eye Make-up Remover – pretty much self-explanatory, I like to soak 2 cotton wool pads in the remover then press the pads onto my eyes and brows for about 10 seconds then wipe away.

Micellar Cleansing Water – again I soak about 3 cotton wool pads in the product then wipe away any face and neck makeup.

Moisturising Face Wash – I like to fill a bowl with warm water, and soak my sponge I then apply a little bit of the product to my hand and add a little water to lather the product in my hands before massaging into my neck and face, I then get my sponge and squeeze so all of the excess water is drained and take the face wash of my face then blot dry with tissue or pat dry with a towel.

Hydrating Light Moisturiser – once my face has been dried, I then use a small amount of the moisturiser and again massage into my neck and face and let the product absorb into my skin, you can use as much as you want however I don’t like my face to feel greasy hence why I only use a small amount.

I am yet to try the Simple eye creams, and face masks but If any of you have tried them please let me know what you think, I love reading others skin care routines.

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Individual Eyelash Extensions

About 2 months ago I decided to get eyelashes extensions. I’ve never had them before, but I wanted to give them a try as I was tired of having to apply strip lashes all of the time. I loved them but they just weren’t for me.

So, the day I had them done I was like wowwww omg I really suit them but my eyes were so irritated and red, I literally had pink eye and it was so sore, I know its normal to get this but It was so painful. They cost me £35 so not too expensive and it took the girl about 2 hours to do.

One thing I did struggle with whilst having my lashes on was eye makeup, I rarely wore eye makeup as I couldn’t do it, I know that if I’d have kept trying I’d have got there in the end but I don’t always have a lot of time to spend on my makeup.

About 2 weeks later they started to shed which is normal as they were getting ready to be infilled but I decided that I wasn’t going to get infills due to the fact that I struggled to do my makeup so I had to go through the pain of them getting sparse and I looked like an absolute muppet by this point but who cares you are who you are!

About 2 weeks after they started to shed, I decided to use baby oil and take them out myself, it was painless and I haven’t ruined any of my real lashes.All in all, I really did love having the extensions but I wouldn’t have them again due to the fact of me struggling with makeup, but if you can do makeup pretty good with these on I am so jealous of you! I would recommend individual lashes to those who cannot wear a lot of makeup at work such as nurses or people who work with food or even if you don’t wear makeup at all, lashes will be perfect for you!

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Lots of Love

          Aimee – X

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My timeline so far

Today I have a slightly different post, I’ve decided to share with you my life so far, there has been many ups and quite a few downs, so if you would like to know more about me then carry on reading!

 

I was born on the 2nd of July 1998 a few miles from my hometown, when I was 2 years old, my mum and dad got married and I was a bridesmaid (a very grumpy bridesmaid). I started playgroup/nursery also when I was around 2 and then started my school years shortly after. Where I live you have 3 schools, first school, middle school and high school. I attended my first school up until year 5 where I then went to middle school until year 9 where I then went to high school.

During my second year in high school (year 10) I became very poorly and had to have a lot of time away from school. I was suffering with nose bleeds for around a year prior to this, and I had a blood test in November 2012 as I was constantly tired and always feeling faint and short of breath, a few hours after having the blood test my mum received a call telling her to get to the local hospital as soon as possible, I was only 14 so I was extremely scared as id never had to go to the hospital before, I had some more blood taken and a canula put in my hand, I then had to stay in hospital for a week as I needed a blood transfusion and had to have multiple tests and scans. I was then referred to Birmingham children’s hospital as I had a tumour in my liver. I had several tests and scans at this hospital and a biopsy. I had the results of the biopsy on the 17th December 2012 where I got that the tumour was cancerous and I needed to be back down the following day to be admitted into hospital to have the tumour removed on the 19th December, my operation was 9 hours long. After this I spent months in and out of hospital with infections, bile problems etc, I also had to have an ng tube (feeding tube) for nearly a year afterwards. I went back to school about half way through the year and then sat my GCSE’s in year 11.

In 2014 I left high school, but I went back to the sixth form that was situated within the school, I had no idea what job I wanted to do so I decided to take a BTEC in Health and Social Care and Additional Science. In 2015 I started my blog and I have been writing on and off since then. In my last year of sixth form (2016) I decided I wanted a job, so I got a job at Costa Coffee and I built my way up to become a Barista Maestro, I then left Costa to start an apprenticeship in hairdressing, but this didn’t last long as I was diagnosed with cancer again in November 2016, I worked in the salon up until new year but I decided to go back to Costa as It was closer to home and they knew my situation.

In January 2017 my doctors decided to send me for a liver transplant assessment, this was 2 days at the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham and on the 13th January, I was put onto the waiting list for a liver. I carried on working as well as having to go back to Birmingham every 6 weeks for scans and blood tests. In March 2017 the oncologist doctors decided they were going to do a TACE (chemotherapy beads targeting the affected area rather than the whole body) so I was admitted for that and I had the procedure, I stayed awake throughout it and they didn’t end up doing the procedure as they couldn’t see the veins/artery’s which are feeding the tumour. In the April, I started dating my boyfriend however we had known each other for around 5 months prior.

In September 2017 I left my job at Costa and I got another job at Sainsburys working on the clothing department in October where I work now. I am still awaiting my Liver transplant, so fingers crossed it comes soon 😊

 

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Big baba

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Guess who’s 2!

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Moody af bridesmaid

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Smile aims

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First day of Middle School

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Hospital bound

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Race for life 2014

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Prom night

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Me now

Lots of Love – Aimee X

 

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Its a no from me

Hey!

Today I have got a testing/review post and I’m sure all of you makeup lovers are going to love it! (well I hope so anyway)0
So, a few weeks ago I bought the Styl Pro brush cleaner (late to the bandwagon I know), at first impression it seems great, I’ve seen a few youtubers using it and giving their reviews and thoughts on the products and I thought I just need to try this brush cleanser.
I’m sure the majority of you know about the Styl Pro but for those of you that don’t, it is an electronic brush cleanser and you get so many different heads to attach your brushes too along with a spinner that you attach the brush head too and place into a bowl of water with the Styl Pro brush cleanser and spin, once cleansed it then also dries the brush for you, to do this you just simply lift the brush up out of the water but still in the bowl and let it spin for a further 10 – 20 seconds.

So once you’ve put the water and brush cleanser into the bowl you then start by attaching your brushes to the heads depending on the size. You can only cleanse 1 brush at a time which can take up a bit of time but it’s still a quicker solution than cleaning your brushes manually. One thing that I did notice after drying the brushes is that the hairs on the brush don’t go back to how they were, they are flying everywhere so you kind of have to push them back together as best as you can. In terms of ‘cleaning’ I personally don’t think it cleanses the brushes thoroughly, I don’t know whether this is something I’m doing wrong but it didn’t really clean the bigger brushes 100%
It’s a really good product for cleaning smaller brushes such as eye brushes but again the only downside if the hairs going astray after drying
All in all, I would recommend this product for those who don’t have the time to clean their brushes everyday but use them on a daily basis such as makeup artists just for a quick cleanse, but I probably wouldn’t buy the solution to clean the brushes again which is a shame because I really really wanted to love this product

Thanks for reading, I would love to know your views on the Styl Pro if you have used it in the comments. Also, be sure to follow my blog and follow me on my social media!

See you soon – Aimee X

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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
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