Featured, skincare

Lush Haul 2019 | Maddox Empire

Hi Guys, I’m Charlie Maddox! Welcome/back to my channel, Maddox Empire! Thanks for watching my latest lush haul in 2019 – next video live on Thursday at 4pm. Keep in touch via my social media platforms in the meantime and don’t forget to let me know if you have any video ideas for me!

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Featured, Makeup

Join The Gang! | Maddox Empire

Hi guys, hope you are all well! I’m coming to you with something new and exciting for Maddox Empire, I’ve put together a new subscription list and now you can be a part of it. Rather than just waiting for notifications when a blog post goes live you can now step into my world, you can see more being the scenes content, have exclusive access to new tutorials including hair, makeup, fashion & DIY projects ETC. No mater what the content, I’m here to bring the family together so make sure so sign up & join the gang! Do it here, do it now.

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Fashion, Featured

Wedding Guest Outfits | Maddox Empire

Wedding season is well and truly upon us, which means a lot of wedding guest outfits! You can’t go a week without knowing someone who is getting hitched, tying the know yourself or having the dreaded ‘what can I wear conversation. A lot of people find it difficult to navigate what’s an acceptable outfit to wear, there’s only really 2 rules that you should probably follow…

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Makeup

Top 7 Beauty Handbag Essentials | Maddox Makeup Company

What do you carry? Regardless of which handbag I chose to use on any given day there’s a list of things that I take with me, lovingly referred to as my top 7 handbag beauty essentials. I carry them with me at all times, without fail. Why? Well because it kind of brings me comfort knowing that at any time of the day should a beauty or skincare emergency arise, I know I’m covered.

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There’s 2 common types of bags that I carry with me, the first being some sort of backpack and the second being a small over the body bag. Due to these reasons I like to keep every item as compact and portable as possible, whilst still being relatively cheap as I would kick myself if I lost an item otherwise.

Here are my top 7 recommendations for handbag essentials…

Hand Sanitiser

Personally I think that this should be right at the top of everyones list and it’s definitely at the top of mine. This Mango scented one from The Body Shop is amazing, its Triclosan free so it doesn’t dry your hands out as easily! It comes in at a steal of a price for just 2.50, pick one up here > Mango Hand Sanitiser.

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Hand Cream

This hand cream has literally been my saviour at times! It’s super nourishing and treats and to 12 hour hydration plus it has a barrier against environmental stresses. It retails at 19.00 for 75ml, it’s so worth it! Grab yours here > Hand Cream.

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Eye Drops

This is obviously personal preference but I always carry eye drops with me. The curse of having sensitive eyes! These one’s from Opticrom are amazing for treating my eyes when they are irritated, it’s a little life saver for me and for just 8.18 > Eye Drops.

 

Lip Balm

I take this lip balm with me pretty much everywhere, regardless of how much water I drink my lips are always still a tiny bit dry (on average I drink 2-3litres per day). This one is perfect as it’s intently moisturising and is enriched with water and aloe vera, get yours for just 99p now > Lip Balm.

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Lipgloss

Although I constantly switch out the lipgloss I travel with on the daily, I find myself repeatedly reaching for Chelsea Girls from Nars. The colour is wonderfully neutral for me and it glides on effortlessly, leaving a non sticky texture, perfect! It’s available in 29 shades for 20.00, choose yours here > Lip Gloss.

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Lip Liner

Rimmel’ Exaggerate Lip Liner is great, it comes in 10 different shades – my favourite is East End Snob! At just 3.99 you could probably afford to pick up a few if you decide that they are for you, one of my favourite drug store products, period. The creamy texture is amazing for just gliding on when your on the go, no need to blend and the twist keep makes it super convenient, grab one, or two, or three here > Lip Liner.

 

Shades

Lastly, the item that ties everything together for me… Sunglasses! There’s nothing more that I love than layering on a few lip products and throwing on a pair of shades, it’s effortless and looks classical (depending on the shades). My usual go-to’s are round or aviator shapes but you just do you!

My current favourites are these ones from Skinny Dip for 25.00 & these from Hawkers for 37.00.

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Lifestyle & Fitness

My Journey To Fitness: Gym Plan Day 1 | Maddox Makeup Company

Sometimes trying to fit personal training into a hectic schedule is easier said than done which is why I’m so happy that Paul, my trainer at D4 Fitness has given me a 3 days split work out plan for the gym.

At first glance my workout plan looked like it was going to take me such a long time to get through, but in reality it went smoother than I originally thought. So my first day was compiled of a general warm up, leg press, squats & lunges; lat pull downs, plenty of bi cep curls and to finish off, a quick HIIT set.

 

Whilst mid way through my workout I realised one of the main reasons I’ve never achieved the results I wanted from the gym – I don’t push my self hard enough. When I was working out with out Paul training me, I found myself not lifting as heavy as I would do when training with him and that’s when I started to push myself harder.

The most common question I’ve been asked since starting personal training is this – what is it like to have personal training? When I’ve asked people what they mean, there’s been a common response and that is that some people perceive personal trainers to be domineering and pushy. The one thing I’d always say is that from my experience person training is not like an army boot camp, your not paying for someone to shout at you.

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Again, my experience has been that Paul is there to push my through my mental block, to help me lift heavier. Obviously there’s the aspect that he knows what he’s doing, as do all of the trainers at D4 because of this reason it feels more supportive than demanding. Your PT should want to help support you to achieve your best results and keep setting that bar higher with you, not just for you.

If your interested in investing in personal training, my biggest piece of advice is to forget what you’ve seen on TV and just book a consultation to try it. I can’t recommend the team at D4 enough, in just 4 short weeks I’m already seeing progress. You check them out by following the social links down below!

Instagram: @thed4fitnessstudiowarrington

Twitter: @TheD4Studio

Facebook: @TheD4StudioWarrington

Youtube: @TheD4Studio

https://d4fitness.com << Find more about D4′ Personal Training packages!

Fashion, Lifestyle

Date Night Outfits

No matter where you are going for your date you will find something wearable for the occasion within this post. My style is somewhat thrown together, I don’t like to overly think my outfits but somehow it always comes together; today I’m going to show you 2 different ways to wear very similar styled outfits. So the question is to dress up or dress down?

Outfit 1 

You can mix and match with any item out of this palette, by using black and with it looks elegant but with a sassy edge. Tip: layer silver necklaces & bracelets to complete this look.

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Leather Jacket £49.99

Black Dress – £15.00

White Shoes – £11.25

White Strappy Shoes £25.00

White Bag – £18.00

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Tip: wear a delicate gold necklace and/or songs with this look!

Leather Trousers  £80.00

Gold Top £12.00

Black Heels £19.99 

Black flats £29.99 

Satchel £70.00

Outfit 3

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Tip: wear with gold earring and plum lipstick! You can pop a jacket or jersey jumper on over top of this outfit.

Ripped Jeans £45.00

Cami Top £7.99

Heeled Bootes £9.99

Black Vans £51.99 

YSL Clutch £1,550

 

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