Golden glow

Beauty confession time! I love fake tan. OK, not much of a confession but when I tell my mates that I want to make my skin look more golden and healthy, I always get the same response… ‘Your skin already looks tan.’ Well, just become I’m Indian it is OK to fake tan people. 😉

Anyway going to keep this short and snappy and share my two products that I’m smitten with.

The first one being Tan Luxe’s Body Butter, which feels lux and dries quickly. I felt this was super easy to use and a little goes a long way. This turns to a really lovely shade on my skin and one I would go back to 🙂

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Next up is Vita Liberata’s Body Blur. This is definitely worth the hype that it’s got, and it comes in a choice of shades, woohoo! This takes a few mins to be touch-dry but is so good for getting my milky legs looking more healthy. It also can be used on the face and cover up bruises and marks. Love it!

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(Photo: Vita Liberata)

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That was then…

For the last few months, I have been thinking how my relationship with makeup has changed over the last year. These days I tend to wear less and feel less fussed about covering up my acne and spots. I just make sure I have some sort of moisturiser on to give my skin a bit of TLC. That’s it.

 

If I go back to a year ago, I used to be one of that person who couldn’t leave my house without masking my face in all the make-up! (I’m talking foundation, blusher, bronzer, mascara, liner, three eyshadows, lipsticks). Even if I wasn’t in the mood for wearing a full face I would put on something (hello, Garnier BB cream).Anyway, I think I have just got lazy and would def prefer to hit snooze on my mobile then put on the full face. If I do have a few mins free I love to apply my face at my desk and try out the new beauty bits that I have acquired. That said it’s very likely I will end up with smudged mascara and unblended foundation. Eek!

Anyway, I think I have just got more comfortable in my skin and would def prefer to hit snooze on my mobile then put on the full face. If I do have a few mins free I love to apply my face at my desk and try out the new beauty bits that I have acquired. That said it’s very likely I will end up with smudged mascara and unblended foundation. Eek!

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So what now? In my ideal world, I would love to fall back in love with painting my face and taking the time to create a daily look that’s on-point and doesn’t get me to rely on snapchat filters to feel snatched.

Anyway, here are my current faves!

Skincare 

  • No7 eye makeup remover – gentle, doesn’t sting and can get rid of heavy lipsticks too
  • Aurelia cleanser – gorgeous light-weight texture, I use this in the evening and morning it just keeps skin looking healthy and soft
  • Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask – amazing!
  • The Ordinary caffeine eye drops  – not instant results but really interesting formula

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(Photo: asos)

Makeup

  • BECCA’s blushers and highlighters are GAWJUS
  • Anastacia Modern Renaissance palette – hello smokey red eye
  • Benefit roller lash mascara – it curls and is super pigmented
  • Vaseline – keeping my chapped lips smoothhh

Until next time!

 

Hello

4898cc7be6a19be11c5e39759845abe5I’m Amirah, I’m 26, live in London and a social media obsessive. 

When I’m not scrolling my phone, I like to explore London visiting pop-up food joints or going to the cinema (I love Marvel films).

I’m also a make-up, skincare nerd and have been known to be a beauty junkie in the past. I am slightly more tame nower days 😉

Feel free to give me a holla on Twitter – @amirahvalu

The January Shopping list

January lust list

Hello, enough about New Year Resolutions (Can you believe that it’s already the second week of the year?) I’m not sure about you biut I am really looking forward to pay day. Here are a few things that I am on the look out for this month.

 Beauty

Firstly this Revlon nail varnish in Vixen is on my wish list, I have been looking around for this particular shade for ages but it seems to be sold out everywhere. (P.S it’s also a dupe for Chanel’s Rouge Noir but a much cheaper version).

Secondly I have been eyeing up Nars ‘Laguna’ Bronzer’ for what feels like lifetime so would love to finally try it and see what the hype is about.

Another cult beauty product on my list and also a favourite amongst beauty bloggers and even my mum is, La Roche Posey Effaclar. Although I have a new skin regime that my skin loves I still have a few pesky red blemishes that are refusing to budge.

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I’m a graduate

Last week I graduated from University! Yes that’s me with my game face on. What can I say, graduation was amazing and if i could do it again I would! The day went without a hitch, left early in the morning to get my hair done, manged to eat lunch and put on my make up without getting flustered. I decided to go for a Topshop dress, luckily my girly Daphne was wearing the nude colour so I managed to get away with it. On my face I’m wearing Mac Studio fix, Lancome eye shadows, blusher and MAC Lovelorn lipstick with Topshop Adored mixed together.

I’m not sure how i got through three years of tough work but sur I wouldn’t have got through it without my boyf, bestie Hwee, my Journalism girls, Wini, Steph, Lily and Daphne who inspired me and help  me along the way. (gosh so cheesy)

Here’s to the future.

Until next time,

Miss A