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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The best autumn colour inspired lip stains I have ever tried...

Hi my angels,
So today I thought i would share with you my favourite lip stains for autumn at the moment.

These consist of the Revlon colorstay moisture stain in 045 new York scene and the maxfactor lipfinity lasting lip tint in 10 latte.
These two lip stains are such nice rich colours and go really well for this time of year.
First of all, the Revlon lip stain, this is a really nice deep wine sort of colour. It comes with what I would call an angled teardrop shaped wand which is the perfect shape for getting a good full application on the lips. I find that it is very pigmented and quite creamy and glossy for a stain so I like to apply a little product in the centre of my lips and the blend it in with my finger. For me this works the best because I don't like the feeling of having something on my lips which is why I usually go for stains instead of lipsticks.I find that this will last a very long time through eating and drinking but does tend to make my lips feel quite tight after a good few hours of wear however it does not leave my lips looking dry, and that's a big plus, aswell as having gorgeous, sleek packaging. Over all, I would highly recommend these lip tints and I'm sure I'll try out more shades :) these retail for £8.99 on the superdrug website but I'm sure you can get them from most drugstores across most countries. 
And lastly the maxfactor lip stain, this is a really nice sort of coffee colour, which the name kind of insinuates, and it comes with a felt tip kind of applicator which I find really usefull because it means you can line your lips with the stain as well as fill them in. I find this is also a very pigmented product, but is more like the average felt lip tint, so it goes on quite thin and dries fairly quick. This lip tint also lasts quite a long time on me through eating and drinking and I would only really have to top of up if I was out all day and then going somewhere on the night time. This also does not leave my lips looking dry and doesn't give me that tight sensation on my lips which the other stain does. I also love the packaging of this product and I think it is perfect for just throwing in your bag in case of any touch ups which would be achieved really easily. I unfortunately can't find this on the boots or superdrug website but I know that b and m have them and Amazon have a variety of shades as well as some other independent beauty websites. 
Thank you for reading, leave your comments and suggestions down below beauties :* 
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Monday, 19 October 2015

Product ideas...

Hey guys,
So I know its early to think about Christmas but I've recently been looking for what to ask my parents for. They always nag me around this time of the year to start writing a wish list. Are any of your parents like that? Anyways, I've really been struggling on what to ask for :( I've been eyeing up some Mac goodies for ages now but I don't know if they are nworth the money. I've been looking at there concealers and foundations and also two lipsticks: media and stone, let me know if you've tried them and what they're like please beauties :*
I've also been looking at the Ben nye powders, the bannana and cameo ones but I've heard a few youtubers say those powders feel really heavy on the skin so I'm not sure if I'll like them either. I've also been looking at things to start a baisic kit as I want to start freelance makeup artistry, I haven't got a full qualification yet but I am going through beauty school and the thought of doing freelance makeup really appeals to me, what make up products do you like the most? Let me know your thoughts on everything down below or feel free to email my gmail :*
Love you beauties <3
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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

20 facts about me tag

So I thought I'd do a 20 facts about me today :)
Hope you enjoy <3

1) my name is amy
2) I would prefer if my name was spelt Aimee
3) my friends call me Jamie because my middle name starts with a J
4) I have blond hair
5) I have blue eyes
6) I am 16
7) I do a hair and beauty course at college
8) my favourite drinks are apple tango and still vimto
7) I am more or less a typical girl
8) although I love screamo music
9) I listen to more or less any type of music
10) I wear glasses
11) I really want contact lenses
12) I've always loved the concept of theatrical makeup
13) I absolutely adore makeup and spend most of my money on it
14) I have a takeaway every Saturday with my parents and grandparents
15) I strangely would love to have a weekend job
16) I have 2 pets, a hamster and a dog
17) I would love an i phone but I am stuck with an oldish Samsung because I keep breaking my phones :(
18) I love KFC and McDonald's
19) I love fruit just as much as fatty foods
20) I live in England where we only have sun for two weeks a year more or less

Be sure to check out other posts guys,
Love ya
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Q and A colab

Hey guys, 
So today I am doing a  Q & A  collab with the brilliant Bella sanders from http://talkmakeuptomenow.blogspot.co.uk/

1. What is your favourite beauty brand? For me, this is a very hard question to answer as i love so many brands. but i think i mostly reach for Rimmel products as i think they are really good value for money.
2. What nail polish colour describes your current mood? Bright Blue, like Barry m's Blueberry. i think this describes my mood well as i have recently started college and the weather was really nice today so i am in quite a cheery mood and i feel really optimistic.
3. Can you do the perfect winged liner? I would not say i can achieve the 'perfect' winged liner as everyone's opinion is different. i would say i can do pretty good liner, i can get the even with a clean sharp flick.
4. Do you prefer lipstick or lip gloss?  personally i am more of a lipstick kind of girl, as i like a matte finish and the longevity most lipsticks give.
5. If you could only keep one section of your makeup collection which would it be? it would be by far my eyebrow section as my eyebrows make me feel alot more confident when they are looking clean and crisp.
6. What is your back to school essential? i have quite a few back to school essentials. my first would be my earphones, i know some schools aren't allowed them but they are good for travelling to and from school and during your breaks. my next essential is a brightly coloured pen for note taking because i work better personally with colour. the last essential i will include is a small makeup bag with things like concealer, powder and whatever lipstick you are wearing, for any kind of touch ups you may need to do.
7. What is your favourite piece in your wardrobe right now? my favourite piece in my wardrobe right now is definitely my turtle neck jumpers. i love them! i am especially love grey turtle necks at the moment.
8. Boots or superdrug? this is a hard one, i love both but i think i'm going to have to lean more on the superdrug side as they have so many kind of, exclusive brands and they always have some sort of deals on.
9. Favorite hair care brand? i don't really have a specific favourite as i like to try all sorts. i basically love any hair care brand that do good hair masks and good products for blonde hair.
10. Which other bloggers do you read? i like to read zoellas blog and i also like poppy deyes blog, i haven't really got much chance to explore as i am new to the blogging world and hadn't really heard much about it before, and i kind of slightly prefer YouTube videos as is it more visual.
11. What is the best palette in your opinion? in my opinion, the best palette i own is the Zoeva rose golden palette. this palette is £15.50 on beauty bay and is honestly so pigmented and buttery. they also last a really long time.
12. Do you have any beauty inspirations? my main beauty inspirations are Zoella, jamie genevieve and nicole guerriero and shannon from shaaanxo on youtube, they are all so beautiful and talented.
13. What is your current foundation? my current foundation is the L'Oreal true match in ivory, i love this foundation!
14. Which mascara do you recommend? At the moment i am using a sample of the rituals elegance mascara it is brilliant.
15. What is the best thing about blogging? the best thing about blogging is sharing my thoughts and ideas with you guys and meeting new people.
thanks for realding
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Thursday, 27 August 2015

my favorite eyebrow products...

hey guys,
so today i am going to share with you my favorite eyebrow products and how i use them to achieve the brow that i desire.
so i like to start of by completely cleaning my brow area as i personally think that i am able to achieve a better brow what everything is super-duper clean and i always like to clean my skin before applying any makeup as i find it just makes my skin fell and look alot better.
i then like to go in with a dampened makeup sponge and some loose powder and i like to press that into my brows until i cannot physically see the powder. i have started to do this because i saw a you tube video of Hollie Wakeham doing this and it helped her to create tiny little hair line strokes in her brow as it puts a kind of base down and therefore makes it a little harder to draw over which means you have more control over the overall appearance.
i then go in with my Rimmel London Professional eyebrow pencil in the shade 'dark brow'. i like to sharpen this before i use it so that i have a tiny little sharp end on the pencil which helps me even more to create little hair line strokes. i find that this pencil has a very creamy formula and so putting the powder in the brows fist helps to change the formula into a harder pencil, similar to how a high end eyebrow pencil would be. i also like to use a light hand with these pencils as they are very pigmented and i try to go for a more natural look over a heavily drawn on look but that is just my preference, i have been through many different brow looks.

after i have filled in my brows and have got the desired look, i like to set the hairs in place to make sure they stay neat all day. for this i use the Rimmel Brow This Way brow gel in 'medium brown'. i find that this gives a nice amount of colour and sets them in place all day long.

i hope you like this post :) let me know your thoughts in the comments <3

check out my new twitter too :) https://twitter.com/extractblog

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Chit Chat...

hey guys,
so i kinda just wanted to sit down and chat, i thought that maybe you could share your thoughts too in the comments. sorry as this will probably be a lot of random little thoughts all in one blog but i hope you enjoy <3
so as you probably know from my last post, it was my birthday on the 22nd and unfortunately my friends couldn't come to see me as they were all busy, but tonight they are all free. (yayyyyyyy) so tonight i am going to have a sleepover with all my friends and do lots of girly stuff and tomorrow i think that i'm going shopping with a couple of my friends too. i'm really excited to see everyone as i haven't seen my friends that often since we all left school earlier this year. i did see my friends on the 20th because it was our results day, which was really nice. i think that friends are really important and i know everyone has there ups and downs but i feel like friends are the people who are always there for you and support you no matter what. as you can probably tell, my friends mean alot to me and my family do too!

also i have been watching shannxo on YouTube alot recently and ive really been loving her! i wish i had her accent too. she is just so down to earth and natural on camera and is really pretty too. i mainly have been love her makeup tutorials and vlogs recently but i do watch all of her videos.

on the subject of YouTube, i see alot of beauty gurus getting hate at the moment, and id just like to say that im actually dissapointed because those YouTubers (not just beauty gurus) have worked very hard to become what they are and yes i believe to a certain extent that for some of them, the hate has made them stronger as people but it think that it is just wrong and i don't personally think that people should get hated on.

i have been thinking of starting a YouTube channel since i was probably about 13 but i think it is literally just my confidence that is stopping me. and that fact that people do hate, even some of family probably wouldn't like the idea of me being on the internet. hopefully one day, i will pluck up the courage because it is something that i really aspire to do and i think i would really love doing it. what do you think?

let me know what you think about these subjects, i would really love to hear your thoughts either in the comments or you can email me :) amyy.gilpinn@gmail.com i will try to answer everyone as soon as possible, dont e shy id love to hear your opinion :* love you all <3
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Sunday, 23 August 2015

first impressions... Benefit feelin' dandy

hey guys,
so it was my birthday yesterday, and i got a few makeup bits so i thought today id do a first impressions on the benefit set i was given.
this is a beautiful set! i have been eyeing up a few different benefit products, but the dandelion blush was always top of my list and now i get to try it :) this little set comes with the dandelion blush and a little brush, plus a dandelion lip gloss, a posie tint and a high beam. i am in love! alot of people think that the lip and cheek tints from benefit are hard to work with but i find if you put a little bit on your finger and press it into your cheeks multiple times, it blends really really nicely. i also love how using all these products together makes me look really healthy and gives me a nice glow. personally i think the benefit sets are perfect for gifts, or perfect if you want to try out multiple products, but don't want to spend alot of money all in one go.
so this is what the set looks like. isn't it just so pretty :) and i also like how the lip gloss isn't too sticky on the lips. overall i'm really impressed. this little beauty will cost you £25.50 on the benefit website which i think is such a good price for how much product you get. as i have only used it twice, i shall be uploading a follow up to this first impressions in a few weeks, once i have worked with the products for longer and i shall let you know my thoughts then, so stay tuned for that review. and let me know your thoughts down below in the comments and i will respond to all :) thank you for reading <3
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

another urban decay naked palette dupe...

hey guys,
so a few of you were looking at my last Urban Decay Naked dupe and i have found another.
this time i am going to review for you the 'W7 In The Mood Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette' this is a dupe for the Urban Decay naked basics palette. the W7 palette will set you back a tiny amount of £4.50 in peacocks, where as the Naked Basics palette will set you back a hefty amount of £23.00 of the Urban Decay website. Personally i am a saver kind of girl i like to try things that are dupes for the originals to see if i would like the actual high end product. and a lot of the time i end up reaching for the dupe version more. i haven't yet tried the Naked Basics palette but i have been into debenhams and had a look at the Basics palette, i think that from what i saw of the original and the reviews i have heard about it, the W7 palette is on par, yes the W7 palette may not be as luxurious but you can really see the quality in the shadows.
all of the colours are pigmented and go onto the eye really easily, they are all buttery to the touch and they all last a long time. i have quite oily eyelids and i can really tell with alot of shadows if i haven't used a base but, these seem  to last really well without a base. i also love the colour range in the palette, there is a mix of cool and warm shades and it is a really easy everyday palette to work with if you love a natural eye like me. i love using the cool toned brown in the palette as a transition shade as i have been doing more of a copper eye recently and i think the cool toned brown goes well in the crease. plus all of the shadows have names, i haven'
t found many drugstore palettes that have names for each shadow but this one does! i think this is a perfect little everyday, natural eye palette and is perfect for beginners or someone wanting to see if they would like the naked palette but haven't got the funds for one.
let me know your thoughts in the comments or on my Google + page, id love to hear from you.
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Essence lip liners review!

hey guys,
so before i start the review, i would really love it if you let me know your thoughts on my blog. i would really like your feedback and to know what you'd like to see next.

onto the review...
so i think it was just under year ago now, i found out about the Essence brand as it was brought into my local wilko store. i was quite interested as it is quite an inexpensive brand.
before i brought anything however, i decided to look on YouTube to see if there was any reviews. which there are quite a few. And they were mostly all saying really good things about the brand.
i have brought a few things from the brand and thought i would review the lip liners as i know that alot of people would see the price and think that they are not very good. however, these are brilliant! they cost £1 yes i know bargain right?
they are really creamy and non-drying on the lips, also they are really really pigmented. i have worn the 'satin mauve' shade for quite a while now and decided to get two more recently and i love them! i really like wearing liners as i feel a lipstick can be too heavy and sometimes messy to work with, whereas these liners are really easy to work with, they're really blend-able and easy to apply.
personally i love them and they are really good value for money, let me know if you've tried these liners and what shades you love the most.
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Sunday, 9 August 2015

the single most important advice i can give you is to be yourself.

Hey guys,
So ive been that girl in school who is always putting other people before herself, or changing her personality to fit others and i can tell you from experience, its not fun. i was always acting different for certain people and trying to be the best i could be for them. i would always be quiet around the 'popular' ones because i felt like i wasnt good enough but my closest friends could never get me to shut up. i know a lot of people feel like they need to change themselfs in order for other people to like them. i know how being bullied feels and i know how it feels to feel the need to change and act a certain way for different people. I decided that when i was going into year 10 of high school that i wasnt going to let people get to me and i wasnt going to change and honestly the last two years of high school have been so much better! if your friends love you for who you are, they wont mind you being yourself. who cares what people think, right? in my opinion as long as my freinds and loved ones support me, i dont care if im the 'stupid' one of the group. friends and family are everything to me and as long as i make them proud, thats all that matters.
i guess what im trying to say is im here for you, i know what its like to go through certian things and finding confidence in who you are is just amazing and will honestly make your outlook on life so much brighter.
let me know if you have been through this or are going through this.
i promise things get better, and i know thats really cliche but honestly from experience things do get better and yes we all have bad times but thats just part of becoming who we are.
love you all.
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Thursday, 6 August 2015

The Wonderful World Of Eyebrows.

Hey guys,
So i got an idea to write a blog post about eyebrows this morning as i have seen a lot of boys posting on Facebook about their thoughts on girls' eyebrows.
I think that eyebrows are such a personal thing and everyone has a different idea of how the 'perfect brow' should look. For example some people like a really thin brow, some people like to go for a thicker brow. Some like a more rounded brow some like a crisp, sharp brow. Everyones take on eyebrows is completely different. And i think that it is really quite harsh when i see boys posting things like "why do girls draw on their eyebrows, they look stupid." or "why do i see girls walking round with slugs for eyebrows, why not go for a more natural look." 
people should be allowed to do there eyebrows however they want and especially in some cases girls have naturally thick, dark eyebrows, which don't get me wrong they look beautiful and i wish i had thick eyebrows! but in these cases boys seem to take the mick out of girls with naturally thick eyebrows more and contradict themselves in multiple ways.
Eyebrows are different for everyone, everyone has a different face shape which means that everyone will have different eyebrow shapes. 
personally i think that boys downgrading girls for any kind of makeup is really quite disgusting. makeup can be done in many different ways and it is down to the individual, if you are happy with how you do your makeup and how you do your eyebrows then that is really all that matters. i don't think girls or boys should let people get them down for the way they do there makeup or they way they live there life because it isn't up to other people it is up to you. 
let me know what you think about this subject.
love you all <3
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Dupe Alert!!!

hey guys,
yes that right i have a dupe for you! one that most of you probably know a lot about but i thought i would just share my thoughts on it.
i have had the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette for a couple of months now and i have to say i use it more or less everyday, this i s a really good, cheaper alternative to the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.
firstly, the colour pigmentation is outstanding. this palette costs £4.00 on the http://www.makeuprevolutionstore.com/index.php/ website and is sold in most Superdrug stores. when i brought this product i was not expecting a lot, i thought it wouldn't be very pigmented and i thought that they would have a lot of fall out. had heard it was a dupe for the urban decay palette just before Christmas so i thought i might as well check it out and i was not dissapointed! The colours are extremely pigmented, and there is minimal fall out. i find that the most fall out is in the second shade along, and that is mainly because it is quite a glittery shade.
the shadows are not chunky, they are very creamy and buttery and they glide on the eye very easily. i find that these eye shadow last very well on the eye, even without a primer or base!
i personally really love this palette and i hope you do to <3
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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick - Asia 077

Hey guys,
Today i am going to write about my go to pink'nude lipstick.
 this is the Rimmel Lasting Lipstick in 077 Asia, this is like my perfect pinky nude lip, kind of like 'my lips but better', i wouldn't go as far as to say it is like a 'kylie Jenner' colour as i find it is a little too pink. i don't normally go for a pink lip but recently i have loved this as it is more or a muted pink. This lipstick lasts almost all day, i'd say a good 6 hours through eating and drinking! the finish is quite sheeny, it is not super glossy and it is not matte it is just in between, and personally i think that is what works best with my lips. i have quite dry and chapped lips so i find that a moisturizing lipstick works really well and lasts really well         vs a matte lip which would show up all the dry patches.
let me know your thoughts on the Lasting Finish Lipsticks by Rimmel
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Natural Collection Blush

hey guys,
so i was having a look through my makeup collection and found an old favorite, my natural collection blush in 'pink cloud'. I believe that the brand Natural Collection is only available in the uk and is a Boots own brand so that is the only place you will be able to by it. however, this is one of the most creamy, pigmented blush i
have ever owned, for the price i mean what more could you want?
This little drugstore gem costs only £1.99, and personally i love it.
it is also very easy to blend on the skin and is perfect for beginners or any lovers of makeup.
let me know your thoughts on this amazing little product.
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Maybelline Colour Tattoo, Pink Gold

Hey guys,
so today i have decided to review the maybelline colour tattoo in pink gold.
I absolutely love this cream eye shadow! i think it is the perfect thing to just throw on your eyelids and is really quite fool proof.
Sometimes i also like to apply this as a kind of primer so that my other shadows will last longer.
This handy little product is perfect for anyone's makeup bag and i would really recommend it to beginners who don't want to venture too much into the eye shadow world. i understand how daunting eye shadow can be and this cream shadow is so perfect for just patting onto the eye and carrying on with the rest of your makeup. i also love, love, love this product because i don't find that it creases on my eyelids. I have tried a few eye shadow bases and i have found most of them to end up creasing throughout the day.
This beautiful little product will cost you only £4.99!
let me know your thoughts in the comments down below, love you all <3
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Monday, 27 July 2015

Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder review

hey guys,
so i thought for my first official beauty post, i would talk about my holy grail powder!
this is the 'Rimmel London Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder'.
the thing i like the  most about this powder is that it doesn't make me look 'cakey' in any way at all. i tried the 'Stay Matt' by Rimmel and i found that it made me look really heavily made up and very cakey. however, this powder sets my foundation really well, it helps alot with the longevity of my foundation and it makes my makeup look flawless!
i also like to use this to blend out other face makeup, like my contour and blush. i find that if i have applied my bronzer or blush to heavily, this powder really helps to blend it out.
and guess what, its only £3.99 at boots! amazing right?!?
let me know your thoughts on this powder <3
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A bit about me :)

hey guys,
so i thought id start my blog by telling you all alittle bit about me.
i am a 15 year old (16 soon whoop whoop <3) makeup and beauty lover.
i have been thinking of doing a blog for a very long time and have finally got enough courage.
i really look up to bloggers and youtubers as i think they have so much courage and confidence and i would really like to one day meet alot of people through blogging. my biggest insperation is zoella aka. zoe sugg. i think she is so beautifull and successful and i love how far she has come. i also love danni mansutti as i think she has come so far!
i want to start writing a beauty and photography blog and have set up a tumblr page and a word press page which i will link down below.
i would really like to get to know all of you through blogging :) i think that blogging is a really nice way to express thoughts and get feedback on certian thinks.
i have thought about becoming a youtuber but i unfortunatly havent got enough confidence however one day i hope i might have enough confidence to do something like that, if you guys would want? but for now i think i will stick to blogging. i might also throw in a few lifestyle kind of blogs.
let me know your thoughts :)
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