hallowen unicorn make up | courtneyleighblogs

So for Halloween this year I defiently didn't go down the scary route, I went for something cute and sparkly with a touch of blood. That makes it scary right??

Anyways, this year for Halloween I decided to dress up as a unicorn and go all out for make up. I didn't get round to taking photos of my make up the night of the Halloween party so I thought I'd recreate the look for you guys to show you. Bearing in mind on the night I had Halloween contact lenses in my eyes to make it 'scarier' and I also added eyelashes which I didn't have in these photos!

So for the first part of my eye look I took this bright pink eyeshadow from Kiko and applied it to the inner third of my eye. This eyeshadow is super pigmented even with one swatch however I wanted it to be super bright so I made sure I packed a lot on!

For the second part I went into my Laroc palette and mixed all three purple shades together and applied this to the centre of my eye. I liked that one of the purple shades I used had specks of glitter running through it so when my eyes caught the light they were shimmering and not all matte. To add to the unicorn effect of course.

Next up I went into the darkest blue shade in my Laroc palette and added this to outer third of my eye and dragged up past my temples and forehead. I packed this on quite generously as I wanted to make sure it was super covered and didn't have much of my skin showing through. Once I blended it up to where I liked it I thought my face looked a little too mate, so on top of the blue I went in with a blue shimmer eyeshadow from Poundland and patted that all over. For £1 the shimmer and glow that eyeshadow gives off is amazing!! I actually did debate using it as a highlighter.

Once I'd blended all the blue out I then went and used the Collection crystal gem glitter eyeliner to create a basic winged liner. I got this eyeliner in the shade hustle and it suited this look so so well! It's a blue undertoned glitter gel that had multi coloured specks throughout it. This eyeliner was amazing and super easy to apply and create a wing!

To finish off the look I went in with some fixing gel and added tiny little silver stars around my eye area and also added some loose pigment silver glitter. I felt that by adding the extra glitter and stars on top it really pulled the look together and gave it that unicorn glow. Obviously on the night I created this look on both eyes and added false eyelashes to finish off the look. This look was super easy to create but I got so many compliments throughout the night!


A few photos from the Halloween party with my outfit all together and hair finished.

Let me know what you dressed up as for Halloween and let me see your looks!! I'd love to see them. That's all for this post thanks for reading!

I need to be stopped! | courtneyleighblogs

Working in town means only two things will happen on my lunch break, I'll either go and eat fatty fast food because it's the easiest choice of food or I'll go and spend my whole life savings in superdrug or boots on make up and skin care. Clearly I went for the second option. I've accumulated a few things over the past week or so, so I thought I'd share them with you.

Loreal Clay Masks

These clay masks are on offer at the moment in Boots for £5 so I went and had a little browse. At first the Detox mask was the one I was most interested in as it claims to have charcoal added in the mask which acts as a magnet to remove all dirt from your face. However, I did pick up the Purity mask too as it claimed to help mattify the face. My t-zone can get quite oily sometimes so I picked this mask up too to try it out. I used these two masks and I love them both! The detox one is amazing, you can see the dirt being pulled out of your face, especially around your nose area. It's so gross but so satisfying to look at. I love the purity mask too, when it's drying on your face it goes so so hard you honestly can't move your face, which in a way I really like because I feel like it's helping my skin to become tighter and help fight against fine lines and wrinkles. It also leaves my skin feeling super soft afterwards too! After loving those two masks, I went back to Boots and got the Glow mask. This mask I'm a little bit hit and miss with. The smell for starters has an almost cinnamon scent to it which personally I'm not a massive fan of and when it's on my face it feels almost hot, but I'm not sure if that's what's supposed to happen or my face just doesn't agree with it. However once I washed it off my face felt super super smooth from being exfoliated and my skin did seem a little more glowing afterwards on the tops of my cheeks. So all in all, they're all really good but the detox is defo my favourite!

These finishing powders are a new product from the Freedom range as they're not yet online from the Superdrug site, however they're in stores and they're £5 each! These are loose powders which I love as you can apply a little bit or a lot depending on what you look you want to go for. I got the translucent shade and the banana shade. I'm yet to try the banana shade out but I use the translucent powder for setting my face make up and I love it. It's super light weight and doesn't leave my face cakey or like I'm wearing too much! I'm super excited for the banana shade!

Lord knows my brows are far from the best however when they've been threaded they have a shape they're just really thin as for some reason my brows just wont grow thicker. So I thought I'd buy this pomade to try and give my brows a go, I'm no make up artist when it comes to down to doing my eyebrows so I feel like it's going to take a bit of practice to get them right. I've only swatched the pomade on the back of my hand and it seems super creamy and easy to apply so I'm excited to see how this makes my brows look.

Just recently I've been loving looking at eyeshadow palettes and when I was on my little superdrug browse this little palette caught my eye. This palette has the CUTEST shades in it and I just couldn't resist. I'm obsessed with the gold shades in this palettes, they're super pigmented and apply like a dream. This palette has a colour for everyone and can be used a day time palette or a night time palette so it's perfect for everyone! For £4 no one can complain.

Halloweens just around the corner and for the look I'm going as I need the most glowing skin anyone has seen and I've heard amazing reviews about these MUA highlighters so I thought I'd pick this one up and see what it has to offer. I did swatch it on the back of my hand and it looked super cute, however the powder itself seems pretty hard to pick up on a fan brush because of the patterns across it. Although it does pick up a lot on a different brush and looks super cute on the back of my hand. I'm excited to see what it looks like on my face!

Like I said halloweens around the corner, so I'm going all out for glowing skin and glitter. I was originally looking for a silver glitter eyeliner but then I saw this colour and was in love! It has a subtle blue tint to it with multi colour sparkles throughout it and I just love it. It has a super thin brush which will make it super easy to apply and get an accurate line. I'm super excited to use this!

This last purchase was till point splurge. I love the Barry M nail polishes and as we're now in autumn what better time to start wearing dark colours? This shade is so so pretty, it's not too dark where it's almost black it has a slight purple undertone which I love! I think this colour may be my new go-to Autumn shade!

That's everything I've grabbed lately, it's a long post so if you're still here, well done!! I hope you liked this post, thank you for reading!

updated skin care routine | courtneyleighblogs

Just recently I've been going crazy mad about perfecting my skin care routine and now I think I've finally mastered it. I used to be super lazy when it came to sorting out my skin but now I think I've got it down to a t!

The first thing I do is remove my make up from that day using the Simple Micellar Water on a cotton pad and just simply wipe it all over my face. This removes make up so easily but doesn't leave my face feeling greasy or oily. The next thing I do is cleanse my face using Peaches & Clean Soap & Glory Deep Cleansing Milk. I apply this on a dry face then wash it off using a wet cloth, then I apply it again on a wet face and then wash it off again. Every few days or so I like to apply a face mask to make sure my face is totally clean. The ones I've been loving recently are the Loreal Clay Masks. Each one of these masks leaves my skin feeling amazing. I've been loving the detox one the most at the minute purely because I can see the dirt being pulled out from my face. However, the 'red' one is amazing at exfoliating and removing all the dead skin cells. 

After patting my face dry I then apply a toner all over my face just to make sure all my pores are clean and closed. The toner I've been using atm is a sample size bottle of the Tea Tree Toner from the bodyshop. I love using tea tree products because I feel like they really deep clean my skin. 

After applying my toner, I then go and apply my Balance Snake Venom Eye Cream. The snake venom makes this product sound so unappealing but after reading the reviews I just went for it. I apply this both in the morning and in the night. I can't really see much of a difference to my eyes but it does leave my under eye feeling fresh. Finally in my skin care routine, I apply a night cream moisturiser to make sure my face keeps hydrated throughout the night and is left soft in the morning. The night cream I've been using at the moment is this Nivea Night Cream. This is a super light weight moisturiser but leaves my skin feeling amazing.

That's everything for this post, I hope you enjoyed this blog post, let me know what products you use in your skin care routine! Thanks for reading!

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too faced, kylie jenner & poundland makeup | courtneyleighblogs

I haven't posted a blog post in so long but I'm trying to get back into the swing of posting more often so I thought I'd quickly share with you the things I've splurged on lately.

The first thing I bought was this L'Oréal foundation after seeing Emily Canham speak about it in one of her videos. It's more on the pricey side of the drugstore foundations but personally I think it's worth it. It's a very light foundation and leaves your skin glowing. I apply it with a damp beauty blender and it gives me just enough coverage for everday use however it is a buildable foundation so if you wanted more coverage you would be able to achieve this.

Kylie Jenner Lipkit - Koko K

After watching numerous youtube videos on Kylie's lipkits, the majority of people recommended purchasing the dupes from Aliexpress as they're exactly the same. So I did just that. Bearing in mind this took soooo long to arrive that I actually forgot I'd ordered it, when it did arrive I was so excited. The packaging and everything included was in perfect condition. The lip liner included is super smooth and easy to apply as well as the liquid lipstick. The only thing I don't like is how dry it leaves my lips after wearing and how hard it is to remove. Other than that I love it and the colour is super cute!

Halloween's approaching and I needed some eyeshadow palettes' that have a variety of different colours so I had the option to mix it up if I needed to. These aren't the originals but these are SO similar to the originals you can't even tell, they even smell the same! The pigment is just as good and I'm so happy with these purchases. I used the Bon Bon palette today and the look was so cute! I would definetly recommend if you're after these palettes but don't want to pay the full price.

Make Up Gallery - Poundland

So like I said, Halloween is coming up and I need all the make up I can find, ( I'm using Halloween as an excuse just to buy make up ) but anyways! I'm planning to go as a unicorn for Halloween so I need all the light and shimmering make up and believe it or not, poundland make up is actually amazing. I got two of these eyeshadow sticks in a white and a pinky colour and MY GOD, the colour of the white one is amazing!! I think I'm just going to use it as a highlighter, it's honestly amazing!! I also picked up an eyeshadow in the shade ocean blue thinking it would be good for the look i'm doing for Halloween and again this one is amazing too!! I'm thinking I could use this a highlighter too or maybe along my collar bones for Halloween, for a pound I'm in love!!

That's everything I've grabbed lately, I hope you liked this post!! thanks for reading!