Yellow Makeup Look

This makeup look is one my favourites I’ve ever done! I love it so much and I’m so pleased with it, there’s a full video tutorial on it but I thought I’d chat about the inspiration etc for it here.

So this look is part of my rainbow series over on my YouTube channel! I used the Morphe 35C which is all matte bright colours, and one of my favs for colourful looks. I would like to try a realllllly pigmented yellow so any recommendations let me know! I used LaSplash Glitter in Mai Tai, and this is such a gorgeous shade! The packaging can be a bit messy tho, as it’s like a sphere with a small flat part on the bottom? Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen right?! I tried out another NYX brights liner in Vivid Halo, and I was NOT impressed. Chunky and dry and so hard to work with, the brushes are pretty awful too. I really want some affordable bright liners, so if you have a fav let me know! This look was very much on the spot, all I knew was I wanted to try the liner out. It’s definitely a summery look! You can watch the whole video below 😊

Thanks for reading! X

 

False Eyelashes

So I really want to start wearing lashes more and I need recommendations on some big fluffy ones! I would love to hear your fav lashes below, preferably those that are easy to apply. I love Aether Lashes, and Ardell! I also want some with the style below on the right, where there are groups of lashes together! Please help!

 

Thank you! Xo

Madi x

My Go-To Makeup Look (Summer 2017)

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to talk about my recent go-to look and why I can’t seem to stop doing neutral brown eyes! I recently got the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom palette, that my boyfriend bought in Sephora Las Vegas. I’ve wanted this palette for so long and it’s so easy to blend, creamy and pigmented. I don’t have to blend for ages with this palette at all! The best shades to me are Smarty Pants, Rebel and Funny Girl. With just these 3 you can create a pretty, blended look that goes with any lip colour.

So here here is an example of the look I’ve been doing! I take the lightest shade and apply it with a Morphe E8 over my primed eye area. Then I take Smarty Pants, a warm brown and blend it into the crease. Then I use Rebel on the outer crease, and add a highlight with Funny Girl or another shimmery eyeshadow! I paired this with Kat Von D Lolita liquid lipstick, another go to!

I love this look, however I feel a little bit uninspired recently, and definitely need something to kickstart my creativity! Even a cool picture can inspire me, but I’m still unsure! If you have any reccomendations let me know!

Link to my YouTube:https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC4LZCXL6ATx3TC0LxbxDkcw

Thanks for reading 💗

Madi x

This Or That tag?

Here we are again, with another post no one tagged me in! I just wanted to do it, soooo here we are! This tag looks really fun and a bit different, so I thought it would be fun to share my answers with you. If you feel like doing this tag, go ahead, and let me know so I can read it!

Beauty

Blush or Bronzer?
I would have to go with bronzer! I don’t wear blush very often as not many colours suit my pale skin tone, but I love to contour!

Lipgloss or Lipstick?
Definitely lipsticks!

Eyeliner or Mascara?
Would have to be mascara, I think it makes the biggest difference!

Foundation or Concealer?
I’m a foundation junkie, I love trying them out!

Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow?
I think I’d honestly have to say colour, as burgundy/reds are my favourite.

Pressed or loose eyeshadow?
I would say pressed, but I love loose pigments when I’m making an effort!

Nails

OPI or China Glaze?
China Glaze!

Long or Short Nails?
I like mine long, when they actually grow!

Acrylic or Natural?
I would love to try acrylic nails, but I think natural is a lot easier.

Bright or Dark?
Dark red is my favourite nail colour.

Flower or no flower?
Depends, but I think simple nail art is cute!

Body

Perfume or Body Spray?
I love a luxurious perfume!

Lotion or Body Butter?
Lotion, as body butter is just too thick usually.

Body Wash or Soap?
Body wash for me, soap for my makeup brushes!

LUSH or Other bath companies?
I love all bath products, but Lush is probably my favourite!

Fashion

Jeans or Sweat Pants?
Definitely jeans, I wear them all the time.

Long or short sleeves?
I like both, but I probably wear short sleeves more.

Dresses or skirts?
Hmmm, I like both, skirts probably!

Stripes or Plaid?
Striped tops and skirts, and plaid shirts!

Flip Flops or Sandals?
Flip Flops

Scarves or hats?
Hmm, I like both!

Studs or dangly earrings?
DEFINITELY dangly!

Necklaces or Bracelets?
Necklaces for sure, I love them!

Jackets or Hoodies?
Probably jackets, but I do love a big cosy hoodie!

Hair

Curly or Straight?
I love to curl my hair, when I have the time!

Bun or ponytail?
Neither!

Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips?
Probably bobby pins but I rarely use them!

Hair Spray or Hair Gel?
Hair spray for sure!

Long or Short hair?
Long, I haven’t had short hair since I was a child!

Light or dark?
Light probably, or bright!

Side sweep or Full on bangs (fringe)?
Side sweep, not big on fringes.

Up or Down?
Down!

Random

Rain or Shine?
I kind of like a sunny day but not too warm!

Summer or Winter?
I used to hate summer but I love it now!

Autumn or Spring?
AUTUMN!

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla, my favourite!

Thanks for reading!

Back from my break!

Dear my lovely followers,

It has been a really long time since I posted on here, and I have definitely missed WordPress. I would love to get back into blogging, and I now have a YouTube channel. Most of my content will now be video based but I would love if I could come on here to post swatches etc, and have chats with all of you. If you have any requested posts please let me know!

Also, today is the day of the Manchester attacks. My heart goes out to anyone involved, please stay safe.

Thank You for reading, and if you have an idea of how to re-kick-start my blog let me know down below.

YouTube Channel

Insta: @madithemermaid

 

Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you so much to Cleia Beauty for nominating me! I love posts like this, and I think they’re a lot of fun. I’ve never heard of this one, and it’s definitely unique. If you have time, check out my NEW YouTube channel! You can have a look HERE

Also, you can see some recent posts here: My Anniversary Trip to Paris!/January Birchbox 2017/Product Empties NO.4

awardHow my blog started:

This blog was started in January 2016, after being told by my friends and family to start one! Initially, I used Blogspot, but I found I didn’t engage with much of a community. After starting on WordPress, I’ve spoken to so many great bloggers and readers. I started with lots of mini reviews, and started makeup tutorials later. I would like to do more mini reviews soon, as they are fun to read and write.

Advice #1

Find something you love, something you’re passionate about. Focus on that and you’ll never be bored. You can express your passion in many different ways, and there will always be people who will love to read about it.

Advice #2

Engage with the community, and leave comments! One of the best things about social media is meeting and interacting with others who share your passion. Utilise Instagram, YouTube, whatever you like. Have fun chatting and collaborating on new ideas!

So here are my nominees! I don’t have 15 as quite a few people I know have already done this. If I missed you out, do it anyway and tag me in the post!

Positivity And Beauty
The Fashion Huntress
Amythest Rose Beauty

Shopaholic Blogs
Blush Stops Here
Her Shimmering Pages

A Beautiful Thing
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Alifya Lifestyle

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My Anniversary Trip to Paris!

On the 13th of January, I took an amazing trip to Paris with my boyfriend for our 3 year anniversary. It was an amazing trip and I would love to share some photos and details with you! It was a great trip, and this year I’m so lucky to be travelling more. I usually don’t get to have even one holiday a year, but this year I’m having two. This one, and then Cuba in the summer. I’ve definitely developed a taste for travelling after my cruise last year! If you have time please check out my YouTube channel! 

We stayed at a Best Western hotel that was super close to metro stops and the shops! Even though the Sephora nearby seemed to have next to nothing I wanted in it! Our room had a balcony with a view down the street, and despite the rainy weather that weekend, it was nice to open the doors for some fresh air.I loved our room, it was so peaceful considering the busy streets we had to navigate. It was definitely great to relax there!

We didn’t have time to much on the Friday, but we explored our area a bit! On the Saturday we visited the Louvre, The Notre Dame and The Eiffel Tower. I love art, and I really enjoyed seeing the Mona Lisa IN PERSON! Truly AMAZING! The decorated ceilings were so beautiful, and I also saw The Last Supper. Which is like, taller than my house in person!

 

We travelled further in via the metro, and stopped in a cute little cafe on a street corner. Had the French version of a cheese toastie and chips! Then, we went to the Notre Dame which was stunning. The garden area was beautiful, and the architecture? Just wow. This was when the weather was a bit better! I loved this, just wish we had more time.

By the time we got to the Eiffel Tower it was rather cold and drizzling. This sucked, but the view was incredible.I wish I’d been able to take some better photos, but it was so overcast.It was freezing when we got up there, so we didn’t stay ages! I still enjoyed it, and it was amazing to be up there.

Overall, this was an amazing trip. Once in a lifetime because of all the experiences I had, and the great company! Thank you so much to my boyfriend Chris ❤

I hope you enjoyed this post!

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