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Spring Glam Makeup Look

Today’s makeup look, as you might already have seen by the title is a spring makeup look.  I love this look, because it is just so darn pretty and I think it works really well with brown eyes, there’s just something about it that makes my eyes pop.  Also, I know I haven’t been posting regularly, but as previously mentioned, school has been keeping me busy and the torture will be ending in November when I’m done with my exams.  I will however try to post as much as I possibly can, but without further ado, here is how you can get this pretty makeup look.

For this look I used the HD Nude Palette and it’s called Shades of Nude 03.

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I usually start with my eye makeup first, therefore the first part will consist of the eye makeup look and the second part will cover the full face makeup.

The Eye Makeup

  • I started off by filling in my eyebrows with the Smudge Brow Pencil in the shade Light Brown.
  • I then applied the LA Girl Concealer all over my eyelid to prep my eyes and then set the concealer with some translucent powder.
  • I started off by applying this nude color all over my eyelid as my transition color.
  • I then went over that with this darker pinkish color and focused in the crease as well as extending it upwards.
  • I then applied this brown shade on the outer corners of my eyes.
  • I then went in with an even darker brown and this one has a little bit of a shimmer to it. I also focused this on the outer corners of my eyes.
  • For my eyelids I used this shimmery color and also just placed some of it on the inner corners of my eyes.
  • I then applied the Essence Lash Princess Mascara to my top lashes.
  • After I finished my face makeup, I went back to my eyes and just put a bit of the two brown shades under my lash line and applied mascara to my bottom lashes as well.

 

The Face Makeup

  1. I started off by priming my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.
  2. I then applied my foundation and used the L’Oréal True Match Foundation in the shade Sand.
  3. I then went in with my concealer and used the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in the shade Creamy Beige.
  4. To set my foundation I used the Yardley Absolute Translucent Loose Powder.
  5. I then did my contour with the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette and used the Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in the shade Light Infusion as my highlighter.
  6. For blush I used the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk.

For my lips I used the LA Colors Lip Liner in this pink shade and topped it off with the Avon Pink Lip Gloss in the shade Rose Splash.

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And that concludes this makeup look; I really hope you enjoyed this post.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

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July and August Favorites

Does anyone else feel that time is just racing towards the end of the year? I can’t believe we’re already finding ourselves in September, it’s crazy! As promised though, this post will cover my July & August favorites. I do hope you enjoy it!

Music

So I will only be talking about a few of these, as the list is pretty long as you can see and I do not want to make this blog post any longer than it needs to be.

  • Wale ft Major Lazer, Wizkid & Dua Lipa – My Love (Usa + Africa + UK = FIRE!! This is such a great collaboration.  I love the beat of this song, because it has an African feel to it, but you can clearly hear Major Lazer’s influence as well.  I also just absolutely love Dua Lipa’s voice!!)
  • Chris Brown – Questions (This song is absolute FIRE!! I love reggaeton music and this song has a little bit of a reggaeton feel to it.  The music video is also just LIT!  You can also hear Kevin Lyttle’s Turn me on featured in the song.)
  • Fifth Harmony new album: I LOVE their new vibe; I’ve literally been playing this album every day since its release.  Some of my favorite tracks include: Bridges, Angel, He like that, Don’t say you love me and Messy.
  • Keke Palmer ft Quavo – Wind up
  • Demi Lovato – Sorry not sorry
  • Pia Mia ft Jeremih – I’m a fan
  • Camilla Cabello ft Young Thug – Havanna
  • H.E.R – Focus
  • Jojo – Wonder Woman
  • Becky G  ft Bad Bunny – Mayores
  • Ty Dolla $ign ft Lil Wayne & The Dream – Love U Better

                                                                               

Favorite Quote

“I found I was more confident when I stopped trying to be someone else’s definition of beautiful and started being my own.” – Remington Miller

 

Beauty / Hair

  • Auntie Jackie’s Curls and Coils “Curl La La” Curl Custard

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This product smells soooo yummy, I love the purplish color of it and I absolutely love the way it makes my hair feel.  I use it with the Aunt Jackie’s “Knot on my watch” Instant Detangling Therapy, which I mentioned in my May Favorites and it makes my hair super soft and so easy to deal with.  I definitely want to try out some more products in this range.

  • L’Oreal True Match Foundation

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I love that this foundation is lightweight, easily blendable, gives good coverage (I usually just use two pumps) and is not cakey on my skin.

  • Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in the shade Cherry Frost

I used this in my Old School Glam Prom Makeup Look, which you can check out here.  I LOVE this color, it’s such a gorgeous red shade and I’m excited to create more looks with this lipstick for spring and summer.  It’s also one of those hydrating lipsticks, which is definitely a bonus.

  • Avon Silky Soft Musk Perfume

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I am a huge fan of musky smells and I can just not get enough of this perfume, it smells so good and has been my go to perfume since I got it, which was quite a while ago and I have no idea why I didn’t feature it in a favorites post before.  The packaging does not look like much, but don’t let that put you off, because it is definitely worth the buy.

 

Favorite Movie

*Beauty and the Beast

I know, I know, I’m super late to the party, but I haven’t really had much time to actually watch movies, but I FINALLY decided to set some time aside to watch this much talked about movie.  I absolutely loved it!! Emma Watson also just makes the perfect Belle.

 

Favorite Series

*Girlboss

I haven’t actually read the book yet, something which I absolutely still intend on doing, but I just had to watch the series which came out on Netflix, as I wanted to see what all the hype was about.  There has been mixed opinions about this series, but I actually liked it.

 

Books

*The House of Sleep by  Jonathan Coe

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Snacks

*Bar One Chocolate Bar

I don’t know what it is, but I have just been loving the Bar One chocolate Bar lately.  It’s just so yummy!!

 

Accessories

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I love this gorgeous Paris themed phone case.  I’ve had it for a while now and I have no idea why I’ve never used it before.  I got it from Wish when I was in the US and I can unfortunately not get any more as they don’t ship to Namibia, they do however ship to South Africa,so do go check out their site, they have some pretty phone cases for very affordable prices.

But that is it for this post, thank you for stopping by…until next time.

xoxo Lilanie

 

 

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Winter Makeup Look 2

I did another winter makeup look and decided to share it with you guys.  As pointed out in my previous makeup post I am no professional makeup artist, I have just been loving experimenting with makeup, so I am still learning.  The first part will consist of my full face makeup (which I switched up a bit from the last post) and the second part will feature the eye makeup.

  1. I start off by priming my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.
  2. I then go in with the Avon Ideal Flawless Concealer Stick in the shade Neutralising Green to cover up my blemishes and I have found that applying my concealer under my foundation works better to cover up my blemishes.
  3. I then go in with the Essence Stay Natural Concealer in the shade Soft Beige just to ensure that my blemishes are covered up as much as possible.
  4. I also switched up my foundation and went for the Yardley Whipped Matte Mouse Foundation in the shade Natural Beige and I just apply this with a foundation brush.
  5. I then set my foundation with the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder in the shade Natural Buff.
  6. I decided not to do any contouring and finished off the look with the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk, which I just apply on the apple’s of my cheeks.

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The Eye Makeup

So for this eye look I actually used three eyeshadow palettes ( I know, I know irritating much?) The colors that I needed for this look were however found in these three makeup palettes, but if you have all the colors in one palette absolutely go for it!!  The palettes I used are the HD Nude (03) Eyeshadow Palette, the ELF Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition) Palette and the SMOKY palette (I have no idea what brand this is from) I got it from Five Below when I was in the US.

  • I started with my eyebrows and filled them in with the Smudge Brow Pencil in the shade Light Brown.
  • For a base color I used this light brown color from the ELF Palette and just placed this all over my eyelid.
  • I then used this dark brown color from the HD Nude Palette and placed this on the   outer corner of my eyelid, as well as in the crease.
  • I then applied this creamy nude color from the SMOKY Palette and applied that on my eyelids, focusing it towards the center of the eyelid.
  • As a highlight I used this white shimmery color and placed that on the corner of my eye, as well as onto the brow bone.
  • Next up I used a lighter brown shade from the HD Nude Palette and placed this in the crease, as well as extending it beyond the crease.
  • I then used the dark brown color from the HD Nude Palette and place it under my lower lash line.
  • For mascara I used the Essence Lash Princess Mascara.

For my lips I used an Avon Glazewear Lip gloss in a purplish maroon color that I made a bit lighter and set my makeup with the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray.

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But that is it for this post, I really hope you liked it…until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

Fashion

Winter Outfit 2

For this post I decided to do another casual winter look; a little dressier this time as I opted for heels.  This is a day time look, but you can instantly turn it into a nighttime look by adding a pair of black jeans instead of the light blue denims I went for.  We in Namibia are fortunate to not have extremely cold weather conditions during the winter time, which is why I am just wearing a sweater for this look, you can however add a black leather jacket or a black coat to finish off the look.  I absolutely love anything maroon/burgundy especially during the winter time, it is just such a sexy color.

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My makeup look is exactly the same as in my winter makeup look, so you can just click here if you’re interested in getting the look.  I did however add a darker lip color, I just feel that it works better with the outfit.  I used a combination of the Avon Glazewear Lipgloss (I have no idea what shade this is in, but it is a purlish maroon color) and the Wet n Wild Lipstick in the shade Wine Room.

 

Outfit details:

  • Sweater – Charlotte Russe
  • Necklace – Charlotte Russe
  • Light Blue Denim Jeans – Charlotte Russe
  • Black Boots – Mr Price

 

But that is it for this post…until next time

xoxo Lilanie