Tuesday, 26 April 2016


I always stick generally to the same routine when it comes to makeup; a neutral brown eye.  It is mundane and it is boring but it works for me.  I am scared of colour in pretty much all aspects of my life from clothes to even my bedroom (lovely beige walls).  Occasionally I'll throw in a bit of rusty orange, but only when I'm feeling exceptionally daring of course.

I love having a glowy look to my skin - the kind that radiates from VS models but not so much the afterglow of running for the bus.  I try to achieve this by starting off with my Clarins Beauty Flash balm and with a Real Techniques brush apply No 7 Airbrush Away foundation which is so silky on my skin.  I then pat the Seventeen phwoar Paint correcting concealer under my eyes to banish any dark circles then add the Collection lasting Perfection concealer on any blemishes. Bronzer is an essential for me and think this Kiko one does a good job of adding warmth back into my skin.  I then like to dust some highlighter over my cheeks and on the bridge of my nose to get that glow using Champagne Pop by Becca.  I use my Urban Decay Vice palette to define my eyes using the muted brown shades and then add Rimmel's 3D Lash mascara which separates and lengthens my eyelashes nicely.  I then finish the look off by applying my Maybelline Superstay lipstick with my finger to get a softer look.

How do you do your makeup? What's your favourite beauty product? 

Isabelle x
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Friday, 22 April 2016


I have a new tumblr and have been loving filling it with pretty pictures! I update it regularly so be sure to follow it: http://isabellemary.tumblr.com/

Isabelle x

Wednesday, 13 April 2016


There is so much pressure nowadays to be the best and outshine everyone else which is difficult when everybody is doing the same thing.  Sometimes the pressure can really get to us, causing self-doubt and stress.  Especially as exam season is fast approaching I think it is important to ensure that all the doubt and worry about not being good enough does not affect your ability to do well.

"Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do."- Oprah Winfrey.  This enables me to become more motivated when I read this and gives me the confidence to keep going.  Whatever you may be struggling with at school, uni or work, just remember that even though it seems like a slog now, it will all be worth it eventually.

When you fail to be the best, get the best grades, get that promotion, or even get something right, try not to let that dent your confidence in yourself.  Easier said than done, I know.  Believing your self-worth surely is something that will become easier with time?  I think a lot of people can relate as it is a daily struggle but I've always been told that if you put in the hard work you will get there.  I'm hopeful anyway.

Isabelle x
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Friday, 8 April 2016


My skin was playing havoc a little while ago and I was fed up with it.  I tend to get hot, itchy red spots around my chin and they were the bane of my life.  I felt embarrassed and self-concious and no matter what I used they just wouldn't leave. 

 I wanted to make a routine that cleared my skin and made me feel more confident.  I've never been to a dermatologist or ever suffered with acne for that matter but I just wanted to get my skin under control.  My main concern with my skin is dryness so hydrating products were the way to go for me. 

I cleanse my skin using the Olay Cleansing Milk with my Silvercrest Face Brush, removing any makeup from the day then polish my skin by exfoliating with the Botanics Face Scrub about three times a week, although it is gentle enough to use everyday before makeup, keeping my skin looking healthy and bright. I moisturise with the Botanics Hydrating Day Cream which is key for my parched skin and I find a little goes a long way.  I minimise any spots with the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo which reduces any redness and painful spots overnight.

These products are cheap, yet work wonders for my skin.  What do you use on your skin?

Isabelle x