15 ways to use Vaseline 💕💕

  

I always have a pot of Vaseline in my drawer, have done since my early teens and over the years I’ve discovered some weird and wonderful things you can use it for! So here’s a quick list:

1. Customise your cosmetics

Add Vaseline to any lose pigments from your eyes shadows, blush etc and mix them together to create a cream shadows and blush. You can also do this to make tinted lip balms. 

2. Use it as a clear Mascara 

On makeup free days or natural makeup days you can trade in your mascara for Vaseline by smoothing it over your lashes for a glossy and thicker look. It’s also a great eye lash conditioner! 

3. Polish your shoes!

Bit of a weird one but my grandma once told me to use it for polishing my tan boots. This was quite recently and it gives them a great shine! 

4. Get the perfect tan

Apply it to dry areas like elbows and knees before tanning as it acts as a barrier so that the tan won’t cling/go streaky in those places. 

5. Gentle eye makeup remover

We all know how expensive makeup remover can be, but you can use Vaseline on the tip of a cotton bud to gently remove eye liner, mascara and I’ve even found when I used to use false lashes that it would help with removing the excess glue. 

6. Soothe dry skin 

Apply Vaseline to dry skin or cracked heels on your feet and then pop a pair of socks on. You can also do the same for hands and wear some gloves overnight. Really helps hydrate your skin. 

7. Mess free manicure 

Apply to your cuticles before painting your nails to keep the colour off your skin. 

8. Remove makeup stains from clothing

With a damp cloth, Vaseline can be used to help lift makeup stains from your clothing, pillow cases and bedding. 

9. Instant Highlighter 

Just use a small amount on the high points of your face for a natural dewy highlight. You can also use it on your shins to make your legs glow. 

10. Smooth that baby hair! 

You can smooth down your baby hairs or frizz by using small amounts of Vaseline in replace of hair product. 

11. Prep skin for fragrance 

Moisturised skin holds fragrance for longer, apply Vaseline before you spray. 

12. DIY lip scrub 

Add some sugar to your Vaseline to make your own DIY lip scrub. 

13. DIY shower/bath sea salt scrub 

Add Sea salt to your Vaseline to make your own DIY body scrub with moisturising benefits. 

14. Take those brows 

Add a very small amount of Vaseline to your eyebrow brush to help shape your brows perfectly. 

15. Help stubborn earrings slide in

If you’re like me and don’t wear earrings too often, the holes can sometimes be difficult when trying to put earrings in. Add a small amount of Vaseline to your ear lobe and over the earring to help it slide in with no problems. 

Let me know down below if you have any Vaseline tips! 

Thanks for reading 💕💕💕 

 

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My everyday Makeup

  

Firstly let me start with how much I love my little acrylic makeup storage box. I wanted to order one to see what they were like. It was £10.99 from eBay. I will be buying a couple more plus some of the larger storage drawers! 

In this set is just my daily makeup with a few changeovers amongst it, like different lipsticks/liners, compact powders and primer. But below is basically my staples currently. 

My base: 

Most days I use the Maybelline Baby skin as a primer. I love how smooth and soft it makes my skin feel. As well as filling in any empty pours on my forehead and giving my face a level base for applying my foundation. 

I currently mix 2 foundations (I have a habit of doing this for better coverage). I use Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin with a drop or 2 of the Max Faxtor skin luminizer to give myself a fresher, brighter base.  As you can tell I’m nearly finished them. I’m hoping to try Estée Lauder double wear next.  

Concealer: 

I have always used the same product for concealing. I doubt I will ever change because I love it so much and it works perfectly on my skin.  I use the Max Factor Pan stick. It’s great for under my eyes and has great coverage for face demons!  

 

Contour and highlight: 

Cant begin to tell you how much I love Sleek makeup at the minute. I’ve started to develop a bit of an obsession. And the best thing about it? It’s cheap!! Currently for contouring and highlighting I’m using the Sleek face contour powder kit in medium. And for highlighting I’m using the Sleek highlighting palette in shade Prescious metals alongside YSL Touché Éclat. Gives my face a lovely golden shimmer which is perfect for the summer! 

Bronzer and Blush: 

I’m not a huge fan of Soap and Glory products. However I do love their bronzer Salon powder and Love at first blush. 

The salon powder is light enough to wear as my powder base underneath my contour. Which is why I love it so much as I’m not a big user of powder. 

The Love at first blush is perfect shades of pink, which looks lovely lightly dusted on my cheek bones after I’ve done my highlighting. 

 

Lips: 

I love my NYX lip liner in shade EVER 828. I can basically wear it with any of my nude lip colours. Currently the 3 lipsticks I wear the most are the Sleek Matte Me in shade Birthday suit, this is more like a lip paint and it dries super quick. Mac lipstick in shade Faux (looks lovely paired with the NYX liner) it makes my lips look lovely and full. And then the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in shade Milkshake. This is super light and It doesn’t dry as quick as the sleek one. I have to use a blotter if I’m in a rush. But it is a lovely colour and I love anything Matte. 

  

Eyes: 

I know what you’re thinking. Why does she not have any eye shadows?? Well I do own them, but I don’t wear any. I just don’t like how my eyes look with shadow on. More than likely because I’m doing it wrong. But I’ve watched many a tutorial and just can’t seem to get it!! 

So currently all I use is the Maybelline The Rocket mascara in black. This has been my favourite mascara so far (I change every time I run out). Gives lots of volume but without making them look clumpy! 

And I’m using the Sooty black liner by Pop beauty which I got in my April Glossy box. I love this liner, it doesn’t smudge and it’s a soft pencil so goes on super easy.    

 

Eyebrows: 

I get my eyebrows waxed and tinted every 4 weeks, sometimes longer because I struggle to find the time when Sean’s off work. But you know what tinting is like, it doesn’t last that long and I still like to add a bit more shape and colour. I stumbled across this product in the airport on the way to Ibiza. I grabbed it because it was cheap and they didn’t have the NYX one that i had wanted. It was £2.99. And I absolutely love it! It comes with a double ended brush and a clear gel mascara to set it. I couldn’t ask for anything more really. It has black, medium brown and then a lighter one for blondes. It goes on really easy and shapes them beautifully.  

    So that’s my daily get up! It might seem like a lot but honestly it’s really not. I really enjoy makeup. And I’m always looking for new things to add to my wish list to review!  

  


Thanks for reading and comment below if you have any favourites that you always wear? Or if you use any of these products and what you think of them. 

Xxx 💕💕💕

My favourite perfumes 

  

I’ve very nearly finished all my perfumes and I’m looking for some new ones to try (and pop on my Christmas list). So I thought I would do a quick list of my favourites. These are the ones I have consistently used for years now, some of them have even been discontinued now, I hate it when that happens! 

Agent Provocateur 

I used to pay quite a lot of money for this, but I’ve managed to find a perfume outlet on eBay that usually retails it for around £35 for 100ml. I generally wear this on special occasions or nights out. 

 Agent Provocateur is the signature fragrance of the company.  Its sharp, very intensive and very provocative scent has become a modern classic. My Grandma was who first introduced me to it around 15 years ago. It combines Indian saffron, coriander from Russia, Egyptian Jasmine and Vetivert from Haiti among other exotic elements. It is wonderfully placed in a pink porcelain bottle in the shape of an egg, tied with a ribbon to finish it off. 

Although this fragrance may seem quite strong when first sprayed, the after scent it leaves is much more floral with a hint of musk. 

This is my absolute favourite perfume, and I will always have a bottle of it on my dressing table for as long as they continue to make it.  

 

Angel by Theirry Mugler

I haven’t met many people that don’t like Angel, but I have met people that have said it smells different on me then it does them. My Grandma being one of them. This is one of the only perfumes I’ve found to last all day. The scent make weaken slightly but it doesn’t leave. 

It’s a scent that cannot be confused for another. You would know the scent if someone wearing it was too walk past. 

I generally wear this in the winter, it strikes me as a winter scent, I’m not sure why. Maybe because it’s warm and inviting. I personally think it smells like Patchouli and jasmine to begin with then it has a chocolate and vanilla undertone when it weakens a bit. But that’s how it smells on me, you may think different!  

 


Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture 

Pretty and girly! Flowers, flowers, more flowers and then maybe a touch of sandlewood. This is my everyday fragrance at the moment. It’s the first time I’ve bought it, it’s never one I really thought I would like. We were in duty free on the way back from Amsterdam, with some cash leftover and this was on offer for £20 for 100ml. I couldn’t say no really. 

It’s lovely and light, but I find the scent doesn’t last long on me at all. It’s a really floral smell, that turns into a vanilla cupcake scent. 

I won’t buy this again for the reason that the scent doesn’t last. 

  


Light Blue by Dolce and Gabanna 

I LOVE this perfume. It was the first bottle I bought with my own money. I’ve been wearing it since my early teens, this is another one that I will always have until they no longer make it. 

Another one that’s quite floral but i like to wear it daily (my bottles nearly out). It’s casual and breezy. It’s most deffo my chosen summer scent. 

It smells citrusy, like a combination of limes and flowers. With slight undertones of musk and cedar.  

 

Absynthe by Christian Lacroix  

Wahhhhhh I HATE that this has been discontinued. 😓 I still manage to get it on EBay but I’m paying well over the odds. I also own his NUIT scent. But it’s not the same. For those of you that don’t know, this was a fragrance sold by Avon. I bought it for years and got it every Christmas too. 

The scent is a perfect mix of orchid, musk and freesia. It lasts for a few hours too. Perfect for nights out.   

So that’s what is currently lined up on my dressing table (as well as the worlds smallest bottle of Noa by cacharell which Penelope likes to wear). 

Please give me some recommendations or reviews of what perfumes you like! So I can send away for some samples. 

Hope you enjoyed the blog, thanks for reading. 

Xxx