How I Get “Mermaid Hair” Using Affordable Products

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Hello lovelies!

A fact you may know if you follow my Instagram and Twitter accounts is that I cannot keep my hair one colour for a set period of time and I am constantly dying my hair crazy colours. The crazy colours I have had so far are pink, blue, silver, grey, purple and orange (the orange was unintentional). Most recently I have been rocking my favourite colour so far which is a mix of purple, silver, blue and pink! I am so in love with this colour that I decided to write a blog post on how I achieved it.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional hair colourist nor am I any good at it. I literally just wing what I am doing every time.

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I applied the Bleach London Non-Permanent hair colour cream in the colour Blullini to the ends of my hair. This colour left the ends of my hair looking a light blue/grey colour. I left the colour on my hair for the instructed time of 15 minutes before washing it off like normal.

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I applied the pick and mix mixable non-permanent hair dye in the colour Violet from top of the head down to where the blue starts and left it on for 30 minutes.

This leaves a lovely pastel purple colour on the hair, however it doesn’t last many washes so reapplication may be needed. I do plan on reviewing this product in the near future!

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I applied the Jerome Russell Bblonde Maximum Colour Toner in the colour Rose Gold onto alternate strands of hair for a Mermaid look, and washed it off at the same time as the Violet hair dye.

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I wash my hair using the Bleach London Silver Shampoo/Conditioner products. I LOVE these products as they never disappoint me and work incredibly well for the affordable price! I simply use them the same way as I would any shampoo/conditioner but leave the products on for around 5 minutes each. I also wash my hair with these products every other day.

Due to my job not allowing me to have extreme coloured hair I wash it frequently during the week so that the colour is faded in time for my shifts at the weekend. This means I re-dye my hair once a week, however if I didn’t wash my hair so frequently I could probably get away with re-dying my hair every 2-3 weeks.

Thanks for reading!

Lots of love,

Lottie x

Update! Where have I been?

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Hello there friends!

It has been quite the while since I have posted on here and I thought I would provide you guys with a little update!

First of all I have been streaming on Twitch on a weekly basis for a little while now! For those of you who don’t know gaming has always been a big part of my life so much so I decided to start broadcasting my love of gaming on the internet for everyone to see! Could this be a mistake? Possibly. However if you also share a love for gaming or just want to see me make a fool of myself on a regular basis check out my Twitch channel!

www.twitch.tv/ladysl0thicorn

 

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This month I have also finally opened my own Etsy and Folksy stores after a lot of preparation! I have always wanted to start my own business where I design and sell my own clothes.

I am currently selling/designing children’s/baby clothes that are educational. Although right now I am primarily just selling on Etsy/Folksy I plan on expanding this to selling in shops and pop up shops.

If you wish to check out any of my social media pages linked to my business feel free to click the links below!

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Twitter

Now that everything is back on track I have got plenty of posts planned and I am very excited to get back into blogging once again!

Thanks for reading guys!

Lots of love,

Lottie x

My Journey To Confidence (Wearing No Makeup in Public)

Now anyone who is a regular no makeup wearer is probably reading the title of this post thinking “wearing no makeup is not a big deal,” and throughout my high school years I was constantly asked questions like; “why do you wear so much makeup?” “why are you wearing makeup to school?” “you go to an all girls school who are you trying to impress?” etc. and whilst me arguing against these points is an entirely different blog post in itself, I am just going to simply answer these questions with the statement “because I wanted too!”

However, growing up I was only secure in myself and my appearance when I had makeup on and didn’t feel fully myself if I didn’t have at least some form of makeup on my face. This especially stemmed from when I began to develop acne and would not go a day without caking my face in various foundations and concealers (even if I was just walking to the local shop and back I would still NEED makeup). This obviously meant my skin was not able to breathe (ever) and the fact that I was so reliant on makeup to even gain an ounce of self confidence was problematic considering that I went to a school with a no makeup policy. This led to me getting in arguments with teachers when I refused to remove my makeup, getting the odd detention for my makeup and taking my makeup off only to reapply it again, making me late for lessons thus affecting my education. This continued until the school eventually gave up. The thought of people seeing how “ugly” my natural skin/face was, was genuinely terrifying to me.

The day came when I was 15 years old where I decided to wear no makeup to school in an attempt to clear up my skin, the majority of the day I spent with my sleeve pulled up and over my mouth (the place where my acne was most prevalent at the time). My best friend, whom I am still friends with to this day, continuously told me that my skin was not that bad and that I don’t need to cover half of my face. I removed my hand only for a girl to come up to me and tell me how ugly myself and my skin was and that my spots were disgusting.

It is safe to say from that day onward I never stopped wearing makeup, I would not take it off at sleepovers, I would wear it when walking the dog, it even took me over 6 months before I felt brave enough to not wear it in front of my boyfriend.

However when I began reaching the age I am now and my working hours were getting longer, earlier and more frequent I just didn’t have the time nor energy to be getting up and applying a full face of makeup every morning and would tend to just go for concealer and foundation. I experimented with eyelash extensions, lash lifts and lash tinting methods to help build my confidence with wearing minimal to no makeup.

Until the day came when I woke up and no longer cared for applying makeup and went into work thinking “if people think i’m ugly, oh well,” granted I was nervous for people’s opinions and that someone would pass comment like the girl in high school, but no one did. No one even commented on the fact I had no makeup on, that’s when I came to the realisation that no one actually cares! Or if they do care why am I so bothered about their negative opinions on my appearance (something that I cannot/will not change to fit their liking). Sure there is the possibility that they may talk about how I look behind my back, but if it is something that I will never hear then I shouldn’t waste my time pondering on what judgemental people’s negative opinions are on my natural appearance.

Granted I have cleared up my skin a lot since my teen years and I think that is a massive factor on me having the confidence to wear no makeup, but I have broke down the most important wall in worrying what others opinions are of my face with no makeup.

I still have not accepted the way I look fully by any means and would love to change multiple things about my appearance, but I have learned to not let my insecurities and others judgements control me. Life is too short to waste time worrying on people’s opinions on your appearance, when the chances are they a more focused on their own lives to care, if they do care enough to pass negative comments then that shows you how boring their life must be as whole to spend their time analysing and commenting such negativity on something so trivial.

Thanks for reading! I hope this has helped some of you!
Lots of love,

Lottie x

My Go To Night Out Playsuits

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Hello beauties!

I am back again with a blog post on my current go to playsuits for a night out. I feel like a playsuit is a good choice for a night out as it is a great balance of smart/dressy and casual/cute. If I ever decide to wear a playsuit for a night out these are the three I tend to go for;

This first, adorable, burgundy playsuit is from Newlook! I love the cute cutout on the hem with the high collar, giving it a slightly innocent yet flirty vibe. I feel that because the playsuit has a two piece look to it, it makes it flattering for any figure.

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I tend to pair this outfit with a pair of tanned suede heels from Matalan.

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This second playsuit was purchased in a Primark sale for the bargain price of just £2.00! I love the sophistication of this playsuit paired with a sassy plunging neckline. The stripes on top of the dark navy material add a simple yet slightly bold twist to any look. I always feel like a boss ass business woman in this, making it an empowering and sexy outfit.

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As this playsuit is already a statement piece in itself I tend to pair it with a simple pair of black heels from New Look.

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Finally this fun, little number is from River Island. I love the colour and cut in the back making it a super playful choice for a night out. The material is light and breezy, great if your a girl who likes to dance the night away.

This is definitely the more casual playsuit of them all, making it a great day time outfit as well as an evening outfit.

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I tend to wear these more casual heels (purchased from Newlook) with this outfit to continue the overall casual theme.

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Thanks for reading! I hope you all enjoyed!

Lots of love,

Lottie x

NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Review

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Hi friends!

I am here today with a product review for you all! This product is of course the NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in the colour Corset. I am personally a fan of liquid lipsticks, more so than regular lipstick as I always find they offer more coverage, are a lot longer lasting and leave more of a matte finish (which I prefer).

The colour

Right, let’s start with the colour shall we? I personally love the colour of this lipstick, I have to admit that in the bottle the lipstick looks like a brown/flesh colour, however once it is applied to the lips it appears to be more of a purple/grey toned brown.

Although I love browns on my lips I tend to go for browns that are lighter with slight pinky undertones. Due to the fact that this lipstick is definitely a darker brown than I am use to it is definitely a more daring colour for me.

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The Coverage/Application

Applying the product is very easy and fast, the brush is flat and flexible which helps spreads the colour evenly. It offers a fair bit of coverage after the first application, however if you desire more it is definitely buildable.

However the lipstick is very fast drying, this means I find myself having to be very fast with my application as I find it becomes very hard to achieve an even application otherwise.

Another negative is that the consistency of this product is very strange and it becomes quite sticky on the lips which is obviously not very comfortable.

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Is the lipstick long lasting?

The answer to this question is a mix of both yes and no, the lipstick is no miracle in the sense that it will eventually wash of from drinking and eating etc. but I do find myself rarely having to re-apply the product when I go out, it also does not transfer and stays put fairly well. However due to its matte finish it is quite drying on the lips and does start to peel/flake off.

Final thoughts

In all honesty I have mixed opinions on this product! It is not the best liquid lipstick in the world and (like many products) has its negatives, it does leave a nice a matte finish and is a great colour to wear to add a little bit of edge to any makeup look.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed!

Lots of love,

Lottie x

June Favourites

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The month of June has just flown by and we are obviously about to enter July, making it perfect timing for a June Favourites post!

Beauty

Victoria Secret “Such a Flirt”

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My first beauty favourite this month has to be my Victoria Secret “Such a Flirt” body mist. I found it for the reasonable price of £8 in Superdrug and it is the perfect combination of both a sweet and fruity scent. It has swiftly become my daily scent as it isn’t to overpowering making it wearable for work.

Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion

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This product has become my daily lotion this month, I love the way it makes my skin look/feel and have received a few compliments on how glowey my skin looks when I have worn it.

I have posted a more detailed review previously on here if you wish to check it out.

Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion Review

No7 Eyelash Serum

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I plan on reviewing this product when I have emptied out the bottle, so far I am very much enjoying it, after destroying my lashes attempting to do my own eyelash extensions they have been needing some TLC. This product so far I feel has been a big help repairing my lashes.

If you want to read the disastrous story of my eyelash nightmare feel free to check it out!

DIY-ING My Own Eyelash Extensions! (it was a disaster)

Clothing

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I haven’t done a lot of clothes shopping this month but I did pick up this Legend Of Zelda Graphic Tee from Game for a bargain price of just £4.00! I love Legend of Zelda and the triforce symbol, I played and adored the classics such as Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess and Phantom Hourglass and have collected a couple of the Mangas, so anything Zelda I am automatically drawn to.

Games

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I know i’m behind on the Overwatch train but I have been loving this game this month, so much so mid way through the month I gained a slight addiction to it where I found myself constantly thinking about it/wanting to play it. It is such a fun, colourful game that you end up playing for hours.

That is it for my favourites this month! I hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading!
Lots of love,

Lottie x

Cruelty Free Shimmering Eye Makeup Look

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Hello beans! I am here with a sassy eye makeup look for you all! It is a dramatic yet wearable everyday look, featuring shimmer and colours that leave me feeling like a mythical fairy.

It is also currently one of my favourite looks to wear on a night out with a pair of false lashes thrown in there.

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I started off the look by applying this dark, hot pink eye shadow, from the Kryolan Brights Palette, in the crease of the eye and blending it upwards using a big fluffy brush.

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Next I applied this beautiful shimmering light purple shadow from the Kiko eye shadow palette under the lower lash line, inner corner and eyelid using a flat eye shadow brush.

I also lightly applied the shimmering pink shade over the pink in the crease.

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Using an angled fluffy brush I applied the bottom black eye shadow from the Collection Smokey Eye Palette to the outer corner of my eyelid.

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I finished the eye shadow by applying the white shadow from this palette to the brow bone using another fluffy brush.

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I used the Makeup Revolution Double Flick Eyeliner for my wing on my upper lash line and tight lined my eyes using the collection Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil in brown.

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I used a mix of the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascaras on my lashes to finish the look.

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That is it for this post! I hope you guys enjoyed!
Thanks for reading!

Lots of love,

Lottie x

DIY-ING My Own Eyelash Extensions! (it was a disaster)

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They say false eyelashes are like an addiction, in the sense that once you start wearing them on a day to day basis it is hard to stop and when you do your makeup just never looks complete.

I can definitely relate to this, however working a job where I start at 7:30 every morning, I tend to choose sleep over glam. I have had eyelash extensions and loved having them until I came to the disappointing realisation that my minimum wage paying career and being an adult who has to prioritise more important things over eyelashes, the upkeep was just too much money for the time being.

So what does my cheap self think? I know! I’ll just “Do it myself,” and  I dove into the realm of DIY-ing.

I initially didn’t plan on writing a post on this but it was such a fail I decided I would write one for educational purposes.

What I Used:

Eylure Lash Pro Lashes and Brit Rocks Vintage Lash Clusters

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Ultra Plus Lash Extension Glue- If you are looking for a strong lash extension glue this product definitely ticks that box. This will be explained later in the story. However it is so strong that even putting it near your lashes (not on but near) will leave your eyes watering/stinging. Thankfully I am “gifted” with the talent of keeping one eye closed and on eye open for extended periods of time.
The glue does also state on the bottle “do not allow contact with eyes and skin” you would think that this would detour me from using the product wouldn’t you?

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I did order medical tape for under my eyes but that hadn’t arrived and I was too impatient to wait so I just used cheap under eye gel patches that continuously fell off my face during the entire application process.

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My journey began on the infamous Amazon where I researched the various lash extension glues and basically picked the cheapest one that had the highest star rating. I purchased the glue for £11.00 with the Eylure lashes (my go to individual lash brand) and also purchased some extra lashes from Brit Rocks Vintage just in case I ran out of lashes with only one eye complete. There was nothing special about this particular brand I was just simply trying to spend as little money as possible.

Now I am not going to lie to you, I completely messed up to begin with by putting too many long lashes from the middle to the outer corner of my eye, thus leading to me attempting to cut them down. Not only did I cut them to the point of looking utterly ridiculous but also most likely cut my actual eyelashes. Being the pure genius I am I simply ripped out the lashes (instead of using the lash extension remover I had purchase ready for this exact scenario to happen) and re-glued a couple more clusters back on to avoid looking like a complete fool when going to work.

To be completely honest they looked fairly decent and I did receive a fair few compliments, my lash extension situation was beginning to look positive…

UNTIL…

A week had passed and as expected a couple of clusters had fallen off and like the professional beautician I am I proceeded to glue them back on.  It was in that moment I had instant regret as I began to feel an intense burn in my left eye, this was in fact the eyelash glue. In my panic from the fear that I had potentially blinded myself I frantically washed my eye with warm water. This only intensified the pain, leading the frantic panicking to increase.

Fortunately I still had my handy eyelash extension remover, pouring the product onto a cotton pad with one eye closed as tightly as possible and making questionable noises from the intense burning, I proceed to vigorously rub my closed eye with the product. The burning sensation had not only gotten worse in my eye but was now on my eyelid as well!

After and hour of pain both mentally and physically, I had finally got the lashes off. Thankfully my eyesight was not affected during this ordeal like I feared, but I was left with broken and ripped out lashes in my left eye and I cannot go a day without finding at least 5 eyelash clusters in my room.

So ladies and gentlemen, if you are like me and prefer to do everything yourself instead of paying for a professional to do it, I would highly recommend you either be extremely careful, research/study the application of eyelash extensions fully beforehand or get someone who knows what they are doing to help you and don’t follow by my example.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed!
Lots Of Love,

Lottie x

Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion Review

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I love a good tan but I avoid self tanning at all costs, due to previous fails in my younger years I find it easier to just avoid it all together and I find sunbathing extremely boring so that is pretty much out of the question the majority of the time.

I had seen a few reviews on this product and they all seemed pretty positive, during my weekly trip into Superdrug I decided to purchase it.

When purchasing I was aware that I wasn’t going to get a full on “tan” I was just curious as to whether or not it would give me the healthy glow I desperately need.

I purchased the product in the colour “for fair to medium skin” as I am extremely pale. Like I said if you are looking for the look you achieve with a fake tan this is not necessarily the product for you, however this product leaves an extremely beautiful glow, as well as giving me an overall healthier looking complexion.

This product does not transfer onto furniture or clothing and you avoid the patchiness that you can get with some self tans. It also washes off like any normal lotion, making it a great daily or one off special occasion product. I use it as my daily lotion for a little extra glow.

I think the product is great value for money and I honestly LOVE IT. I love the smell of the product, the results it gives and how easy it is to use and fit into my daily routine.

Overall I highly recommend this product it is absolutely fab! If you are looking for something to give you a natural bronze, summer glow but is also affordable this is  (in my opinion) a great purchase!

Thanks for reading!
I hope you enjoyed!

Lots Of Love,

Lottie x

A Summer Look No.2

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Hello my queens! I am here with another Summer Look for you guys! This look is colourful, fun but also relatively smart and put together and I feel the bright colours and flower print scream summertime.

The Outfit

Although I don’t tend to wear bright colours I am trying to experiment a little more with my style this summer and rock some different styles that aren’t just an oversized graphic print t-shirt.

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In this look I am wearing a top from New Look, trousers from Matalan, a laced bralette also from Matalan and Shoes from the brand Atmosphere.

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The Makeup

For the makeup I decided to do a sassy but every day brown/orange smokey eye with a hint of pink and a big wing.

Pairing it with a nude(ish) lip and my regular highlight glow and light contour.

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For the face I wanted to try out a couple of different products so as you’ll be able to see I’ve used quite the mix of concealers.

For under my eyes I used the pink concealer from the Freedom Pro Conceal and Correct pallet, the Freedom Camouflage Paste Concealer and my no.1 go to Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.

I used the BareMinerals BareSkin foundation for my entire face and the NYX HD Finishing powder to set everything in place.

For the contour and highlight I used the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette and for the blush I used the Soap and Glory Glow All Out Super- Luminizing Highlight Powder.

 

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On my eyes I used the Kryolan Blush Palette and the pink highlight in the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette.

On my brows I used the Collection Pen Eyeliner in brown.

For my eyeliner I used the makeup revolution double flick liquid eyeliner and a brown eyeliner pencil from Collection on my waterline and tight line.

I used two different mascaras in this look, both of which are from the Thick and Fast mascara range from Soap and Glory.

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Finally I lined my lips using the MUA Intense Colour Lip Liner in the colour Caramel Nouget, filled my lips in using the MUA Matte Lipstick in the colour Totally Nude and applied a small amount of the Freedom Concealer in the centre.

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That Concludes my Summer Look I hope you enjoyed!

Lots Of Love,

Lottie x