Say NO to Contouring

 

If you’re like me and you pretty much like to get up and go on the morning,  you do not have time to spend 2 hours doing your make up.

I like to keep it simple. Simple is good. Let’s go back to the days when it was easy.

My simple tools? Just some Bobby Brown foundation Almond 7 and Nude Mac Cream Sheen  with some L’Oréal Volume Million Mascara.

Most of the time I use the Mac NW45 powder foundation or just bare my skin.

Nice ‘n’ easy.

Glasses -facebook.com/hfogs

Hoop Earrings – facebook.com/hfogs

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Make Up Mole: Benefit Cosmetics Invisible Stick

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Make Up Mole has suggested we put this product to the test.

Benefits Invisible stick is supposed to make your foundation stay on for 15 hours! hmmm, I’m curious.

Luckily, this weekend we will be out and about, heading to events and video shoots.

We will definitely get the evidence we need.

 

House Full of Girls.

Fashion: Sunshine, Parties & Sleek Mystique

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We at the the House Full of Girls, all strongly and passionately agree, you can never go wrong with sleek mystique. It was  our colour of the weekend, we all rocked it!

Phoebe rocked it to a house party with her funky coloured  top from H&M and teamed it with some high waisted jeans.

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Yvonne wore it with her sexy black dress from Asos to hit the clubs. Really like the cut out detail in the arm.

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I wore it with my floaty, patterned H&M top and some very short shorts. (well it was hot!) Had to enjoy the sunshine 🙂

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House Full of Girls.

Yvonne Dress Asos

Phoebe Top & High Waist Jeans H&M

Debbi Top H&M, Shorts Topshop

Make Up Mole Recommends: Elf Translucent Powder

Translucent powder-Mattifying. Very good if you suffer from oily skin.

Translucent powder-Mattifying. Very good if you suffer from oily skin.

I was talking to make up mole about running out of my MAC translucent powder and wanting to find an alternative.

She kindly directed me to Elf.co.uk

http://eyeslipsface.co.uk/en/restofworld/powder/translucent-matte-powder/invt/83101

They sell translucent powder for just under £4. Just ordered!

Check them out for great priced make up.

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IMATS (3)-Make up Designory ( MUD)

Now I have never seen this make up brand before but I have to say I was very impressed by the quality of their product. We were curious about their cream foundations and were a bit disappointed to discover their limited range for women of colour. However my opinion changed when we were given an impressive demonstration of how their product could work for us.

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MuD foundations are made up of 55% pigmentation! Not only that, they are silicone based meaning that when mixed with a water based product i.e a primer, it’s soluble (blends together smoothly unlike oil based products)

The smoothness and application ease was second to none, it literally melted into the skin. Flawless application.

The lady demonstrating even went on to say the longest she had worn the product was 3 days, without it coming off! (not sure if this is a good or bad thing)

However if you are looking for a foundation with long staying power then this is it!

Link: http://www.mud.edu/School-Site-2013/press.html

London: Sold in Precious about Make Up, Shepherds Bush

House Full of Girls.

IMATS(1)- What a Day!

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There were so many stalls I didn’t know where to begin but I soon found my feet and was pleased by my discoveries . I was excited by the wonderful array of brands not very well known in the UK.

It was an eye opening experience and I realised that there is so much choice out there. If you look hard enough you will discover something amazing.

Here are a few snippets of our day:

 Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics 

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Lip Tar by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics– it literally is tar!
I love the fluorescent colour. Comes out exactly as it is on the package and has long lasting stay (which is not common in lip gloss) highly recommended
£11.50 Selfridges

 

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INGLOT
Large selection of blushers, foundations and eye shadows. Tried some blushers, just wasn’t for me.

 

Make up Atelier Paris

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Make up Atelier Paris
I was impressed by their large selection of foundations. It’s nice to see brands showing consideration for all women with a variety of shades to choose from. Make up mole couldn’t get over their waterproof foundation!

 

Main Stage

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Keynotes Speakers
Einat Dan took to the stage. She has worked for Valentino, Fendi and teaches International Masterclasses

 

NYX Cosmetics

NYX Cosmetics Really impressed by this brand. Hopefully they will be on the UK High Street this year *fingers crossed*

NYX Cosmetics
Really impressed by this brand. Hopefully they will be on the UK High Street this year *fingers crossed*

 

Make up mole and the miraculous stranger

Make up mole was magically made up by a make up genius in the NYX queue. He literally whipped out his brush and some bright green eye shadow that he’d just brought  and performed a miracle. Will definitely be visiting him in Liverpool. Micheal Perks is the name.

Make up mole was magically made up by a make up genius in the NYX queue. He literally whipped out his brush with some bright green eye shadow he’d just brought and performed a miracle! Will definitely be visiting him in Liverpool.

 

My Birthday is coming up soon and minx lashes are looking like the real  deal. Handmade and oh so glamorous!

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My Birthday is coming up soon and minx lashes are looking like the real
deal. Handmade and oh so glamorous!

 

End of Day Me, Makeup Mole and my fabulous mum with all our shopping bags. Had a lovely day xx

End of Day
Me, Makeup Mole and my fabulous Mum with all our shopping bags. Had a lovely day xx

 

House Full of Girls.

Meet the Girls

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(Left to Right)

Yvonne was a bit of a tomboy before we corrupted her with all things pink and girly. We channelled her feminine prowess in this shoot and I must say she did pretty damn well. Yvonne is actually new to the whole make up game,  in fact, she actually brought her first foundation this year (I know!)-what the hell has she  been doing all this time! She is obsessed with it now and always bluntly tells me when what I’m experimenting with is not looking good!(thank you ever so much)

The youngest of the house full of girls is Phoebe. We call her the pampered Princess and she really lives up to the nickname. Her make up selection is bigger than mine and she too has even schooled me on some products (I know she is happy that I’ve admitted this). She loves fashion and make up, definitely a girls girl-always trying to persuade my Mum for money for her latest fads which is currently £100 eyelashes! (it’s not happening love).

Last but not least, me, Debbi. I am the ”wisest” (no need to mention age)and tiniest of the three. I love love love colour, am overly obsessed with lipstick, and need help for my unhealthy relationship with shoes (it’s serious). I started House Full of Girls because, well I live in a house full of girls.

I recently left Beauty School and during my time there, my sisters always helped me when I needed to practice and better my skills. As they say ‘practice makes perfect’ and without their help I wouldn’t have been able to do it. From Skin Care to make up (even waxing), they were semi- willing volunteers! And this blog is the follow up to our journey into this world.  We are just sharing little snippets of some of the things we like to try, who knows where it will take us, we just hope you enjoy and support us along the way. Vice versa, we are keen to support others like ourselves so if you are young girl doing your thing let us know- we would love to feature you.

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Headband: New Look £5 Dress: Debenhams £50