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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

 
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Things to do on a Sunday

Hey!

Sundays. That day of the week which is more depressing than Monday morning at work

Most of the time, my Sunday is spent being bored and eating my body weight in junk food when in fact I could be using the day to be productive and help me kick start my week.

There are many things that you can do to turn a boring Sunday into a more pleasant one, I am going to be sharing with you my top things to do on a Sunday in the hope that it gives you ideas on how to kick start your week or just have a better Sunday in general.

1.       Go for a walk

Going on a walk is the most typical thing to do on a Sunday. I really enjoy a walk whether it be in the countryside, national trust gardens or even just into town. Walking can help to clear your mind if you’ve had a bad week and therefore gives you a more positive outlook on the week ahead.

2.       Pamper yourself

Nothing quite beats a pamper. If you’ve been out the night before and have woken up with the worst hangover or if you are just gloomy at the fact its Sunday, give yourself a pamper – have a bubble bath, exfoliate your skin, moisturise, paint your nails, do a face mask – do anything you like to uplift yourself and this will really help change your mood.

3.       Go on a road trip

I love an adventure – just getting in your car with a friend or your boyfriend/girlfriend and sodding off for the day is sometimes the best! You don’t even have to go and spend lots of money on a day out. All you need is water, sweets and fuel in your car and you are free to drive wherever the roads take you

4.       Meet up with friends

Meeting your friends for a coffee and cake or food and just chatting can make you feel 100% happier – I love to meet up with my friends especially on a Sunday providing none of us are working and I can always guarantee that I will be laughing about anything and everything and it really does uplift me when I’m dreading going back to work

5.       Go to the gym

If your gym is open on a Sunday, take full advantage and get yourself there! You will feel so much better about yourself for getting up out of your bed and working out. Depending on your location and what gym you go to will determine whether its going to be busy or not but if you can go then go!

6.       Plan the week ahead

This one speaks for itself! When you have got a spare hour or so, sit down at the table with a diary and plan out what exactly you have on during the week. Writing all of this in a diary will organise your week and you will feel so much better as all you will have to do is look in your diary and it will tell you what to do and when to do it!

 

So they are my top tips on what to do on a Sunday, I hope some of you found this blog helpful, let me know in the comments if you have any more suggestions as I would love to hear from you!

 

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Top 3 Makeup Products in September

Hello you lovely bunch of people!

 

Let me begin by apologising for not posting in foreverrrr!!!! I am going to make more of an effort at getting my blog posts back on track!

Anyway, today I have my Top 3 Makeup Products I have loved and used the most in September to share with you!  Where did September go? more to the point where has the year gone? its gone by so quick this year! I’m gonna be 21 before I know it!

 

  • So the first product that I have been absolutely loving and using every single day is the “Benefit Gimme Brow” – This brow gel is amazing! Honestly, I have my brows tinted and this is the only brow product I use when my tint is fresh, its such a natural finish and is amaze! I will definitely purchase this over and over again!
  •  The second is another benefit product and it is the Cheek Parade – The palette includes the Hoola Bronzer, Hoola Lite, Galifornia Blush, Rockateur Blush and Dandelion! I got all of these fill size products in this palette for £49 I think it was and I cannot stress enough how much you guys need to but this! So much value for money and its gonna last you for so long!
  • Last but not least, I have been loving the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette – I’m a bit late to the bandwagon with this palette but I finally got it and oh my word …. not only does it smell like chocolate, it also tastes of chocolate! I know I’m not supposed to eat it but I’m strange and it crossed my mind so I had to swatch a little on my finger and try it! You can create so many different looks out of this product and it also comes with 3 different eye tutorials!

 

 

 

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Step by Step Makeup

Hey everybody hope you are all having a lovely week!

Soo, I have recently been doing a lot of makeup for people and so I thought I would share with you one of my most popular looks!

 

The look I am showing you is one that isn’t in your face but adds a touch of class and elegance! So I hope you enjoy reading how I achieve this look !

1) I started with MAC BB Cream in light and buffed this into the face. The BB Cream acted as a primer for the other products.

2) I then used YSL Touché Éclat and applied this to highlight the face before applying the foundation.

3) The foundation that I used was the Clinique 2in1 Foundation and Concealer and I applied this with a buffing brush and worked into the skin .

4) Then with Revlon Colourstay Concealer I brushed the product underneath the eyes, down the bridge of the nose and on the forehead and blended out with a beauty blender.

5) I then used Chanel Soleil Tan De which is cream/gel product as the contour before I applied powder to the face.image1

6) Using the Anastasia Beverley Hills contour palette in medium I used the lighter shades to set the concealer and the rest of the face before going on to use the darker shades to create a bronzed look.

7) I then used an amazing No7 2in1 Highlight and Blush which was a limited edition product and I gently glided this across the cheekbones and the cupids bow

8) My clients brows were naturally full and big so I used the Benefit Brow-Zings to fill in the brows and give them a little more definition.

9) For the eyeshadow, I used a combination of the Urban Decay Naked Palette and the Morphe 35K palette both which are filled with gorgeous colours. I kept the eyes natural and added a little shimmer to the lid.

10) For eyeliner I used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and created a winged effect for the top lash line and for the bottom lash line I used MAC Eye Kohl in Coffee.

11) To finish the eyes I used Ardell  Natural Lashes as these complimented the eye makeup and didn’t look too heavy.

12) I then finished the look by using MAC Viva Glam II and spritzed the face with MAC Setting Spray

 

So that is how I achieved this look! Let me know if you enjoyed this blog and if you would like more in the future!

 

Lots of Love – Aimee XOX

 

 

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A Cheap Day Out

 

 

Hey guys I hope you’re all well and are having a lovely week

I am SOOOOOO sorry for the long delay you have had to put up with! I have been so stressed with finishing all of my college work, but I am now free from college so I am going to be putting more time and dedication into my posts!

 

I have recently had a few requests from people with some ideas for a new blog post! One of these being how to have a fun outing with only £20.

I know for a lot of people, £20 isn’t a lot of money however, you don’t primarily have to spend a lot of money on a fun day out! Here is what my £20 outing looks like … ENJOYYY!

 

When it comes to making a day trip worthwhile, you want to be spending it with the people you love most, this could either be family or friends. I always think that a day with friends and family makes you really appreciate the life you live anyway so you don’t necessarily need to go shopping or to a theme park in order to have an amazing day!

Time to decide what to do … I personally think that taking simple walks turn out to be the best days when spent with the right people. There are numerous places where you can go for walks and a lot of these places also have gardens so you can pack a picnic and even take your dog.

You don’t even need to worry about packing food coolers to keep your ice pops cool as there is a 99% chance there will be an ice cream van selling lots of different ice pops for only a small price.

You will even have enough time and money left over to do something else afterwards! I recommend popping to a cheap shop and buying a few drinks then taking them back and enjoying them either in the garden having a good old chin wag or indoors watching movies and ordering a takeout!

 

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There are also a number of different other things that you could do with £20, however this is how I would personally make an amazing day worthwhile only spending a small amount of money and spending less allows for more saving, especially for retirement which they say the sooner you start the better off you will be. I will leave a link at the bottom of this post  which will take you straight to the Personal Capital Retirement Planner if you wish to take a look 🙂

I would finally like to add a little sentence about the lovely woman who requested for this post. Thank you to Personal Capital for setting this little project for me, I have had a wonderful time taking pictures and writing the post.

 

I hope that you enjoyed this post and I shall see you guys again soon

 

Love Always – Aimee XOX

Link to Personal Capital Retirement Planner

https://www.personalcapital.com/financial-software/retirement-planner

 

 

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Bit of an update 

Hello my lovely people! It has certainly been a while! 

I’ve not been blogging as much dust recently due to working mainly and also I have been trying to sell my car (which is now sold) so I’m on the hunt for a new one! 

I have also been getting round to setting up my own website for my blogs and I am planning on blogging my day trips, my shopping experiences and not forgetting my beauty and makeup blogs. 

Anyway! I received a lovely parcel in the post this morning from feel unique! I love this store as it not only sells drugstore products but also higher end and if your lucky you may be able to find discount codes! 

In my lovely brown package that I received, in there was 

  • NYX soft matte lip cream in Stockholm – I have been wanting a matte lipstick for absolutely ages now and the NYX range do have amazing reviews about them! The colour Stockholm is a gorgeous pinky nude and kind of shellish. I am yet to try it on my lips however  from the reviews I have read, I think I will absolutely love it! 
  • Aveda smooth infusion glossing straightener – I first heard about the Aveda smooth infusion range when I watched Naomi Smarts video on her “Top 15 Natural Beauty Products” which I will leave a link below for you to access. So I decided to try it for myself! Again like the NYX lipstick, I am yet to try it out however I have heard good things about the Aveda smooth infusion glossing straightener and I am excited to try it out! 

   

That’s it for today guys!!! 

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my little feel unique parcel and I promise not to leave it as long next time!!  

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Love Always – Aimee XOX 
Link to Naomi’s video 

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My Evening Pamper Routine

Happy New Year you lovely lot! I hope you celebrated in style and have had a great start to the new year.

In todays post, I will be going through my pamper routine, explaining the products I use and the order I use them. I love pamper nights, I have at least 1 x weekly and I feel they really cheer me up if I am ever feeling down.

I use a variety of products when enjoying a pamper night. However on this particular evening, used:

  • Clarins Cleansing Milk
  • Clinique Liquid Facial Soap
  • Spa Sanctuary Breathe, Relax & #LetGo gift set which includes (inflatable bath pillow, headband, bubble bath, exfoliating shower gel, shower gel and 3 gorgeous scented votives).
  • Montague Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Mask
  • Lush Bath Bomb
  • Clinique Clarifying Lotion
  • Clinique All about Eyes eye cream
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

I would usually use the Origins Clear Improvements mask, however I had gone into my local supermarket and happened to look at what masks they had to offer. I do Like the Montague Jeunesse masks and there a few to choose from so I stocked up. I am also not too sure what the bath bomb used was, I think it was Sakura.

To start off any pamper evening, I put on the London Grammar – If You Wait Album. I absolutely love this album and it is my FAVE at the minute, especially during pamper evenings as their music is very relaxing. I then ran my bathwater and added the Spa Sanctuary bubble bath, once I had done this, I wandered into my room to  get my onesie and fluffy bedtime socks before heading back to the bathroom and dropping in my bath bomb.

It was at that point I then lit my 3 votives , blew up my inflatable pillow, put on my headband and applied my mask. By the time this was done, my bath was ready. So off I turned the lights and got into the bath where I relaxed for around an hour. Obviously I took my mask off after 15 – 20 minutes of it being on. After I had had a little relaxation time, I exfoliated my skin with the Spa Sanctuary Exfoliating Gel.

I then got out of my bath and washed my face using the Clinique Liquid facial soap which I absolutely adore! Dried my face and body, slipped into my onesie, put on my fluffy bedtime socks and went to my bedroom where I applied my Clinique clarifying Lotion, All about eyes eye cream and my dramatically different moisturizing gel.

I then jumped into my bed and put on my favourite film – Confessions of a Shopaholic.

 

So that is it for today guys! and that Is my pamper routine. I hope you found this interesting and enjoyed reading through my steps to my pamper night! I shall see you lovely lot soon ❤

 

Love Always – Aimee XOX