the boy beat.

I am a makeup lover and as much as I love doing creative looks I also love going back to the basics and doing simple looks. The first time I heard of this look  it didn’t really make sense to me because it is supposed to accentuate things like under eye circles, beauty marks and lots of other things people try to cover up. I did decide to try it in the end and now I go for this look almost everyday. Part of the reason I think I like it is because I usually do warmer coppery makeup looks because that is just what seems trendy at the moment but that doesn’t really suit me because I have a medium skin tone that leans to the cooler side and a lot of the colours you use in this look are cool toned bruise kinda colours. So without further adieu here is how to execute ‘the boy beat’ makeup look.

One thing I recommend is not wearing foundation and maybe use only concealer but in my case I decided to just go for a powder so I’m not super shiny I used Rimmel match perfection in translucent. This way your beauty marks, freckles and unique features of your face can help really enhance the look. The next thing I do is do my brows and since I died my hair black I’ve been using Benefit Ka-Brow in the shade 6. You want to make sure you don’t fill your brows in too heavy handed so it looks more natural. With your brow Gell you want to brush your hairs up so they look more feathery and natural.

I love doing a little nose contour but I struggle a bit because to make it look realistic I continue it up my nose and under my brows a bit. This is fine but I was surfing last year and fell of my board and someone surfed over my face just under my brow so they is a bit of texture from where I was cut which makes it hard to blend out makeup there but oh well. I use a pale pink and light browny purply colour for nose contour but if I wasn’t doing this particular look I’d reach for Benefit hoola bronzer. I also put a bit in the indent between my chin and lips to make my lips appears bigger.

For my eyes I use that same pale pink and browny purply bruisy colour and place it on my lid close to my lash line and under my eyes, again sticking close to the lash line. When you apply it to your lid make sure your not focusing on your crease but instead not giving your eye to much shape.

My favourite part of this look is FAUX FRECKLES and I’m so obsessed with faux freckles at the mo you have no idea. For the freckles I usually with use a plastic toothpick and either dip it in to a warm to browny eyeshadow or ill use my Benefit Ka-Brow in the shade 4. I would recommend using 3 for light to medium skin tone and 4 or 5 for a darker skin tone. I should probably be using 3 but 4 is what I have. You can also use a pencil and benefit have the same shades in the pencil anyway. You want to put them across your cheeks kinda where you put blush but also put them on your nose bridge and to the side of your nose bridge. To help blend out the freckles I like to apply a darker purply pink blush and spread it from my cheeks and also on my nose bit. I used Nip+Fab blusher palette in velvet.

You don’t have to use any of the products I’ve used but if you don’t know for example what colour blush you can search the shade name I mentioned and then you know what shade.

Lastly, lips! I’ve done a lip cocktail and used a couple different lip colours. I started by putting Bare Mineral gen nude radiant lipstick in the shade Panko in the middle of my lips and then applying NYX Lip Lingerie in the shade Honeymoon over top. I then blend it out and run a cue tip along my lip line to soften it.

This is my final look, you may not really be able to see the freckles in the photo because of the lighting but oh well. Good luck and if you re-create this look make sure to tag me on Instagram @hello_its_mai.

Moving & Breaking My Computer

I am one of those people who can be super organised and within a second I can go from prepared to a complete mess. That is basically what happened when we moved house. Before we moved house everything was a bit of a mess and some how, don’t laugh, I broke my computer by sitting on the screen. Yes I know you must be thinking, how does that happen? but it did and it sucked not being able to blog for the amount of time that I wasn’t able. Luckily, in my case, Amazon is literally the best company in the frikin world and saved me by completely refunding the computer which like I don’t even get why because they know why my computer was broken.

I was very very excited to move for the sole reason that I was going to have a new room. If you know me you know I moved around my old room like a hundred times so having a new room made me less bored I guess. I must and I will do some sort of room tour or and organisation blog post (not that I’m very organised at the mo) but you guys seem to enjoy that sort of stuff so I will do it!

Thank you for reading!

BYEXX

March Favourites

I am so so sorry I have not done a favourites let alone a blog post in a long time. I love to create content you all enjoy and you guys seem to really like favourites compared to a lot of other blog posts I do so here it is. I have quite a few things to show as I haven’t done a favourites since before christmas! Who else is hoping spring will hurry up and arrive? Comment and posts you’re like to see and I’ll do them.. unless they’re weird obviously try and keep in wishing travel, beauty, lifestyle and cooking stuff. I really want to do a spring makeup look and as my birthday is coming up I’d also like to post a birthday makeup blog post. Ramble/update over with out further adieu here is my march favourites a lil early to make you guys happy!

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First is this retro thrifted Maser zip jumper. I’m the kinda person who is super unlucky and never finds anything thrifting however one particular thrifting trip was super lucky and I found loads and this was one pieces I picked up. I haven’t had a ton of chances to wear it but I like to wear it with black skinny jeans and hoops.

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I picked this amazing denim skirt up in Hong Kong from Cotton On which btw is an amazing shop I’m sad I didn’t get more stuff there because they had clothes, stationary and room decor it was really cool.

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This is my current favourite clothing item in my wardrobe (I’m wearing right now bc I’m weird). I love it, I wear it with black skinny jeans and a beige denim jacket to dress it down or my stripy navy and white trousers from H&M. This top was bought on ASOS but it is actually from New Look.

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Since I was like 12 I always had oily skin but this winter my skin has become very dry and not very nice to put makeup over top of but to combat the flakes, gross I know, I have been using this serum from NIP+FAB but I bought it in BOOTS however I have seen it on Amazing. If you have dry skin I highly recommend this. NIP+FAB is my favourite skin care brand.

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Don’t laugh but a few months ago I had a ‘accident’ with my lash curler and gave an accidental trim to my top and bottom lashes. They were still there but a lil shorter. This was around the time I was in Hong Kong so I bought this from a drugstore but it’s from the brand Majolica Majorga. We always take care of our hair but we never do it with our lashes and this have given mine some much needed tlc. This is probably not the easiest thing to get a hold of but you can buy it online here.

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Speaking of lashes the miss Baby Roll is probably one of the best mascaras I’ve used it lengthens and thickens the lashes and mine always look great with this mascara and I’m obsessed.

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Lush, as you may have found out from my Lush haul, is great. In Hong Kong they had a lot of Lush’s so you can bet I went into everyone. Along with my Eau Roma Water, which you know I love, I also bought this. I’ve been using it every morning to exfoliate and plump my lips.

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Once again NIP+FAB has crept into a favourites. I never wore blush but I bought this out of curiosity and it is really quite wonderful. My favourite is the bottom left one.

This is the BarryM fall in love eyeshadow palette which I have been rocking every chance I can get. I really like the orange and yellow colours from the palette. Whilst my camera can quite show the colours fully they are really pigmented.

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Rosy Rosa brushes are by far the greatest, softest brushes I’ve ever used. I have this powder brush, this blush brush and lastly this eyeshadow brush. I really like them and they pick up a lot of pigment.

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Lastly is this Lipsy tinted lip balm. Whilst I can appreciate a red lipstick sometime you just want a mild and subtle lip colour and this is it. I actually thought I picked up a burnt orange one as this was behind the burnt orange tester but stupid me isn’t that smart and I didn’t check. However it is very much ok as I’m in love with this red!

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This ring from Pandora was a christmas present from my mum. I had been eyeing up a few different Pandora rings but this one really stood out to me so I asked for it for christmas and I’m so glad I did because I really love it.

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Last but not least is this perfume from Zoella Beauty. Although its supposed to be a winter scent I’m still obsessed and I will still wear it all year round because I love it.

Sadly our time together has come to and end :(. See you next week for another post!

BYEXX