The great mistakes of make-up

It’s assignment time again in uni… hooray. I almost did a whole assignment today, then found out that I did it wrong. 3 hours of my life = wasted. Anyway, here is a little list of things you must know:

1) The overnight make-up.

This is something I never used to do. I slept in foundation, eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss. BAD IDEA. I can’t even imagine going to bed with a single trace of make-up on my face now. A little while ago, I was at my sister’s place for a week and I didn’t take my make-up off before bed and my whole face got depressed and decided to take revenge by giving me spots. Your skin will feel so much better and look so much better if you just follow this advice – I cannot stress this enough!


2) The clogged up lashes.

You see them girls with so much mascara on that they look like they have 4 eyelashes. It’s due to clogging and it happens to all of us – even if you don’t have muchos mascara on. The trick, empty mascara. Eyelash combs aren’t bad for getting rid of the clogs but they cost money – empty mascara doesn’t. Don’t throw away mascara when it’s all been used up – it’s a cheaper way of getting rid of clogs and in my opinion, it works better than eyelash combs. Literally, just run it through your lashes and it separates them in no time!


3)  The chapped lips.

There’s nothing more disgusting then looking at your lips when you got lipstick on but realising your lips are flaking mega time. It’s grim. Sugar scrubs, old toothbrushes, lip balm – this will all help and should be done regularly! Another thing that I think should be done is ALWAYS apply a VERY THIN LAYER of lip balm on your chops before lipstick, lipgloss etc.


4) The ugly brows.

Guilty as charged, I neglect my brows. Lately though, the likes of Cara Delevingne have made me embrace my caterpillars and stop plucking. This said, they still need to look good – eyeshadows are a great alternative to the harsh eyebrow pencils. Dab a small eyebrow brush in an eyeshadow one shade darker than your brows, tap off excess until you can’t see the shadow on the brush and feather it through your brows. The shadow is invisible on your brush but makes a world of difference to the appearance of your brows.


5) The home made make-up.

Home made make-up is super cheap, super easy and you can make it however you like it. Here is a super simple lipgloss recipe:

1 tsp of vaseline or any petroleum jelly.

2 drops of red food colouring.

A pinch of glitter.


Mix the vaseline with the food colouring and glitter. Put into a small pot. Chill in the fridge for half an hour. Done.


You can choose your own food colouring and swap the glitter for a shimmer dust or leave it plain. That’s the great thing – you can make it your ideal shade and effect 🙂


6) The snob.

Never buy ONLY expensive make-up. It’s like an addiction. Luckily, I have never fallen in the trap of buying stuff from NARS or MAC only, but there are people on youtube who don’t use a single product under £5. Cheap make-up can be good make-up and buying more of the cheap stuff, you can experiment with new things all the time and find a cheaper staple item of your make-up bag. I love buying stuff from NYC or beautyuk because their stuff is cheap and amazing. My favourite pressed powder is from beautyuk and it’s under £2!


Anyway, that’s all I have for today lovelies because I am starving and I need to put a chicken pie in the oven, but til’ next time,

Ellie.. xx


Purple smokey eyes video tutorial

I messed up mega time on this one 😐 I forgot to do the liquid eyeliner BEFORE the mascara. I’m ill – forgive me. Anyway, yeah bad webcam still – but check it out and I hope you like it 😀



P.S: Just thought i’d let you know of a lady called JennaMarbles. Check her out on youtube cause she makes me laugh ALOT. I’m slightly addicted.


Til next time,

Ellie.. xx

Spotty Lady Luck

Okay, I won something… something quite bloody grand. A L’Oreal his and hers pamper pack. I got a L’Oreal Men Expert pure&matte scrub and hydra cream for the  boyfriend – and myself, well I only got a revitalift cream and VOLUME MILLION LASHES!!! I swear that mascara is like the ultimate volumiser! So all in all, thank you L’Oreal for being so fantastically kind 😀

On another note, I HAVE OILY SKIN?!?! I never have had oily skin but for the past week or two I have. It sucks. As always, my forehead needs to be scrubbed against sandpaper to feel soft but my chin, nose, upper lip and partially, my cheeks, are oily as hell! I have 5 spots. Or 6. I only ever get 3 spots MAXIMUM at a time, so for some reason, after eating corned beef hash t’other day – I broke out. There’s one on my chin that has swollen up to the size of a 2 pence piece… and it ain’t pretty. What I need is some oil on my face – which is totally contradictory but just hear me out.

Here’s a little tip to clean the spots and pores and to make you feel more refreshed:

Wash your face.

Mix 2 tsp of salt with 2 drops of tea tree OIL (<– see, it’s not so contradictory.)

Rub this on your spots.

Mix 1 tsp of lemon juice with a pinch of chillies (dried or flaked will do.)

Stick that on them after rinsing the salt and tea tree mixture off.

Rinse your face with warm water and then splash on cold water to close your pores.



That will freshen up the spots but other than that I recommend using scrubs and face masks every other day to totally cleanse your face. Avoid wearing heavy make-up and moisturisers with oil – you can buy plenty of oil-free moisturisers for a good price in any Superdrug or Boots. I recommend Superdrug – I still have a grudge against Boots.


By looking at the ingredients this nifty little pot of all over cream seems to be oil-free and for only £1.25 (or 62p if you buy it now) for 50ml it’s a bargain!


I am using Revitalift repair 10 by L’Oreal and I don’t know if it’s oil-free but it seems to be working!


Anyway, off to fit in Embarrassing Bodies before bed as I am VERY tired!


Til’ next time,

Ellie… xx