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What I use and recommendations 

I had an idea for this blog post where I would share what products I use on a daily basis to create my everyday look and then for you guys to share what products you use or would recommend. I thought this would be a good idea so you guys can read about what products I use and also a good idea so we can share together what products are being recommended so we can check out new products and see what others have been loving. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy this post!


What I use and recommendations.

I don't religiously use a primer for my make up because I'm yet to find out that actually saves my make up. I have combination skin, so my face is normal but my t-zone gets oily throughout the day. So for foundation I switch between the Maybelline Matte & Poreless foundation and the L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24TH foundation. I love the Matte & Poreless foundation because it's lightweight and gives me the coverage I like for an everyday face, however I LOVE the L'Oreal Infallible foundation because I feel like it's a little bit thicker than the Maybelline foundation which keeps my oiliness at bay a little longer and the coverage pays off a little more. However, I don't like to use the L'Oreal foundation for an everyday look. 




For concealer, I switch between two of these as well. I love the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer but I do also love the Maybelline Eye Eraser Concealer. I feel like the Collection concealer is a staple in everyone's makeup collection and rightfully so! I do feel like the Maybelline concealer gives off a little more coverage when it comes to covering up my under eye circles.

For powder, as you can see I'm in desperate need of a new one because there's next to nothing left in the pan. I've use the Primed & Ready powder for god knows how long and I can't fault it. The only problem I do have is that it breaks so easily so I feel like when it breaks you lose 50% of the product unless you're one of those people who knows how to fix broken powders and can save it. 

I've only recently started filling my brows in because I got them threaded and I hated the shape the lady done them in so I resulted to filling them in. I use the Freedom Brow Pomade to fill my brows in and it's the easiest thing ever to use. I'm literally useless when it comes to brows but this honestly makes it the simplest job! 

What I use and recommendations

A bronzer that I've used for near on a year, which has also seen better days is the Tanya Burr Beautifully Defined Palette. I'm soooo super pale so trying to find a bronzer that isn't too orange for me or too dark is near on impossible however, I love this one and need endless amounts of it because it's nearly all gone and I don't quite know what I'm going to do with myself.

For mascaras I don't really switch between two I just swap the brushes over. Which some people think is gross but hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I love the Maybelline Falsies Push Up Angel mascara however I hate the brush. Whereas the Maybelline Lash Sensational brush is my favourite brush everrrrrr! I love the fact that it's a curled brush so you can get right into the corners of your lashes.

Last but not least, is highlighter! I mix and match my highlight everyday depending on how I'm feeling. If I want a subtle highlight I'll use the highlight shade from the Tanya Burr palette because it's super cute but subtle as well. If I want a more glowy highlight I'll use my Sleek Solstice Palette with the lightest shade and gold mixed together. If it's a night out or special occasion and I want full glam highlight I'll whack out the Jeffree Star Ice Cold skin frost highlight because that is blindinggggg!

So yeah that's everything I use to create my face for an everyday look, be sure to let me know what you guys use or would recommend I try out. I'd love to know!

Thanks for reading,


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What's in my beauty box? | courtneyleighblogs

What's in my beauty box?

So I'm in the process of redecorating my room, so all my makeup and beauty products have been vacated to the bathroom and one of the boxes I completely forgot about was this little hamper box, so I thought I'd share what's inside with you.


What's in my beauty box?

Argan Oil Shampoo - £1
Argan Oil Conditioner - £1
Dirty Works Micellar Water - £4
Skin Therapy Eye Makeup Remover - £1
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash - £2.66

Sienna X Tan / Rimmel Sun Shimmer Self Tan Mousse

Sienna x High Intensity Tan
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Self Tan Mousse - £7.99

What's in my beauty box - hair care

L'Oreal Lasting Moisture Leave-In Creme - £5.68
H&M Sea Salt Spray - £6.99
Toni & Guy Leave In Conditioner - £5.15

The Bodyshop Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser - £6

What's in my beauty box?

Swizzels Refreshers Body Butter - £9.99
Swizzels Drumstick Bath Crystals - £9.99
Coconut and Cream Body Butter
Mango and Papaya Body Butter


This post was more of a little photo collection of what I found in my little beauty box. If you guys want a post about any of the products in this post let me know!


Thanks for stopping by, byeeeeeeee!



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