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Woodland Nymph Halloween Makeup Tutorial | Maddox Empire

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Lush Halloween 2017 | Maddox Makeup Company

So Summer has officially come to an end! The leaves on the trees are turning that special shade of orange, instead of hot summer nights we can look forward to cosy nights around the fire, wrapped up in autumnal knits to keep us warm! It also marks the time of year  when we can look forward to some of the most important events of the year, like the launch of Lush Halloween 2017.

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Yes that’s right, Lush’s Halloween collection has now been launched and it offers something for everyone! Of course you probably know by now that all of Lush’s products are made by hand and they include little to no preservatives but did you know that they are 100% Veggie and 80% Vegan?!

 

This year they have some amazing products stocked up for Halloween, let the magical powers of these products cast a spell on you…

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They have 14 products in total, just for their Halloween collection. Let’s start with most people’s fave’s, the bath products. As per usual just click on the titles of the products to be redirected to the purchasing site, not affiliated.

Bath

The Sparkly Pumpkin

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Maybe you’ve been buying this product for a while? Well it’s more foamy than ever before with a slight change to the mixture in the witches brew, so if you loved it before you definitely need to try it again! It’s uplifting and refreshing with lime and grapefruit oil, grab yours for just £4.25

Bewitched Bubble Bar

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Let this witches best friend cast her spell on you! Allow the scent of Bergamot and Oilbanum oil wash over your skin as you lie back, inhale the familiar scent of Blackberry and just relax… Grab one now, this black cat isn’t bad luck – I promise! £4.25

Pink Pumpkin

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Another uplifting and cleansing surprise in pumpkin form from Lush! This one is enriched with jasmine and bergamot oil so it takes on a slightly more floral scent, perfect if you have the Sumer blue’s…

Ectoplasm 

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Have you tried Lush’s first ever jelly bomb yet? The concoction includes grapefruit and tangerine oil, designed to get your senses tingling! Pop this into your bath and watch the ghouls soul ooze out into the hot water, pick one up for £4.95

Pumpkin 

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Yes, he has returned or another year! An old favourite for Lush fans, it’s limited edition so be sure to stock up whilst you can. This warming and spicy but sweet bubble bar has a place in my heart for these cooler months, it’s exactly what I need. Plus it has a hint of one of my favourite scents, Vanilla. Purchase yours now for just £4.25

Monster’s Ball

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This little guy is adorable! Not the scary stuff that you would normally associate with Halloween, I almost wouldn’t want to melt him under a hot tap! It’s infused with lime and neroli oils for an uplifting effect to your mind and body… Maybe there is a little witch craft at play after all!

 

Soaps & Shimmer’s

Magic Wand

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The only soap in this Halloween collection, they must of stopped brewing when they reached this perfect mixture? Glide this uplifting and softening bar of goodness along your skin and lather up because you are in for a treat. It’s ingredients contain Orange & Tangerine oil as well as Coconut oil, who said all spells are curses? Get one now for £4.50

Goth Fairy 

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I’ve never loved a product name so much! It’s packed with Bergamot, Grapefruit & Almond oils so you are guaranteed so feel uplifted with the added bonus of shimmery, iridescent skin. Highlight the ‘high’ points of your body such as collar bones, shoulders and sides of calfs etc to show off what you got… Have the Goth Fairy grant you a wish for just £5.95

 

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Black Rose

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A grand illusion in a little tube, watch as this seemingly black lipstick magically transforms into a perfect shade of pink as you apply it to your lips. Enriched with Jojoba and Melon oils to ensure it keeps your lips silky smooth all day long, for just £6.50 it sounds like a bargain to me!

 

 

 

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Sugar Skull Makeup | Maddox Makeup Company

Thank you for watching this Sugar Skull Makeup tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it! Take part at in the poll at the end of the video to decide what you can watch next & subscribe HERE.

Next video will be uploaded on Thursday!

Products Used:
White Cream Paint
Fuchsia Face Paint
Purple Pigments
Collection 2000 Extreme Black Liner
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara
Ardell Demi Wispies
Silver & Pink Cosmetic Glitter

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Favorite Insta Accounts: Makeup

 Find all Best Selling Makeup! <<<< Here!

If you are anything like me your probably somewhat of an Instagram addict, it’s the first app I scroll through in the morning after I have uploaded my daily image. For good reason though as I’m always on the look out for new people to follow, old accounts I may of missed or even just looking for some inspiration.

Here’s a list of a few makeup related accounts that I check on a daily basis, if you have any suggestions for me to follow then leave a comment below…

@pennold – Penelope does super quirky, fresh looks using pops of colour! I’ve been following fora while now and her style never gets boring.

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@beautsoup  – I love Molly’s feed, really interesting to scroll through & you can see how original her dead are through her images!

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@makeupandchristine – this feed is flawless, full of beautifully displayed makeup products!

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@kimberleymargarita_ – I adore Kimberley’s account, it’s so colourful and eye catching.

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@ssssamanthaa – I have been in love with this account ever since she did her skin focus videos a few years ago! From what I can gather Sam uses her account as bus/personal so it’s a lovely insight into her personality as well 🙂

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Outfits & Accessories: Bonfire Night

 

When I think of Bonfire night, I think cosy. Dependant on the country you live in the nights are probably starting to feel quite bitter as there is more of a chill in the air and Bonfire night is a big event; so you want to look cute and it’s also important to keep warm.

Fall/Winter are my favourite seasons for fashion because there’s so much you can do with accessories, below are my a few of my outfit ideas and some accessories to go with them – I will link details of the outfits/ similar options underneath the images:

Outfit 1

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Tip: This outfit would look great with some chunky silvery rings & black ripped jeans!

Cropped jumper – http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=7764&sid=7&pid=

Leather jacket – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017II1ZRI/ref=pd_sim_193_28?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B017II1Z1E&pd_rd_r=83C6BRYESXRCJK4JDX7W&pd_rd_w=2KWXh&pd

Vans – http://www.vans.com/shop/mens-womens-white-footwear/canvas-authentic-true-white

Backpack – http://www.hm.com/us/product/11931?article=11931-A

Scarf – http://wheretoget.it/link/1489387

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Tip: Pair with gold bracelets and a delicate gold necklace!

Cami – https://www.jcrew.com/uk/womens_category/home/topsandshirtdresses

Jeans – http://www.riverisland.com/women/jeans/jeggings/light-blue

Cardigan – https://www.missguided.co.uk/clothing/knitwear/cardigans/maxi-cardigan-charcoal-grey

Boots – http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/invt/azz32784?

Bag – http://www.johnlewis.com/pieces-pulse-leather

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Tip: Keep accessories simple with a skinny belt over top of the coat!

Coat – http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-waterfall

Jumper – http://www.johnlewis.com/pure

Jeans – http://www.newlook.com/shop/

Boots – http://www.laredoute.co.uk

Bag – http://www.riverisland.com

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In Case You Missed IT…

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Today it suddenly dawned on me that I’ve made a rookie’s mistake! I’m working on linking my Youtube account to the blog today so that content uploaded in the future will tie together (relatively) seamlessly… I can hope. Below are the videos recently published on Youtube, I hope you enjoy them; feel free to email me with suggestions you would like to see in the future 🙂
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Let’s Talk About Face Masks…

We all know I’m a sucker for good skincare, I spend a minimum of 15 minutes per day just cleansing my face and for very good reason too. There is time in everyones routine for a simple but good skin care regime and adding a mask in to the mix should be seen as a necessity not as an inconvenience or even as a luxury. Regardless of whether you have the 30 minutes to relax in the bath with your face mask on or only have 5 minutes after you’ve put the kids to bed at night, I promise there is a mask out there to suit your skin type and time needs.
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Before I tell you my favourite face masks I’m going to share with you why you need to add a mask into your skincare routine and the benefits it has on your skin:
  • It provides you with a deep skin cleansing – a good face mask helps to draw out all the impurities that are held underneath the epidermis i.e the top layers of skin which in turn prevents breakouts if you care for your skin often enough instead of causing them. The initial 1 or 2 masks can sometimes see a worsening of breakouts but after the 2nd or 3rd mask you should see a massive difference in your skin for the better.
  • Unclog your pores – As I stated previously in this article this will help to prevent breakouts; if you apply a mask regularly it catches the bacteria before it has time to sink into your pores and settle creating a blockage, this leads to a build up of bacteria causing breakouts & rough skin.
  • Healthy glowing skin – after all this is what we all strive for isn’t it? Applying a masks softens the skin and allows your natural glow to shine through the newly cleansed and hydrated layers of skin. You will notice a smooth texture to your skin just after the first application, over time this will enhance radiance and in tun you will look more refreshed!
  • It stops you from wasting your money – yes really! If you enjoy using expensive products on your face, especially when it comes to skin care then a mask is an absolute must. Imagine spending all that money on luxury serums and miracle toners only for it not to work because the product can’t reach the deeper layers of skin due to clogged pores and skin cell build up? What a tragedy that would be!
  • If I haven’t won you over by now you can use the 5 minutes as an excuse to relax… Just to take 5 minutes out once every 2 weeks with a nice glass of wine, sit still, apply your mask & delve into the realm of relaxation for a little while. Not only will you destress but your skin will thank you for it!
Ok, now moving on to the fun part… This is where I tell you about my favourite face masks, where you can purchase them and exactly how much they will cost:
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This mask is great for a deep cleanse as it extracts all traces of dirt from the pores, it contains dead sea minerals & sea kelp to clarify and soften the skin – can be used on all skin types. It currently retails at £1.00 per 20G, such a steal at that price!
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Pure Focus is best for combination to oily skin types as it contains white clay which can sometimes be quite drying. This mask absorbs all impurities and draws any excess oil out of the skin, it is best for prevention breakouts and tightening the pores to give skin a smooth, refined look & feel. Currently retailing at £32.95 for 100ml.
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Fruit active masks are wonderful for reviving tired, dull looking skin by rejuvenating, cleansing & brightening the skin. This mask has strawberry and kiwi extracts which means your skin will feel tingly and light once applied so you can really feel the mask working its magic, it also provides great nourishment for the skin! Currently retailing at £31.00 for 75ml.
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 Usually I wouldn’t include a cosmeceutical skin care product as it’s usually something that has to be prescribed to you by a clinician however this is my holy grail of face masks! It’s best for dry skin types or those who are interested in slowing down the ageing process; you only need to use a teeny tiny amount and can leave it on for 5-20 minutes dependant on your life style. Unfortunately I can’t give you a solid price on this product as it ships from Australia and I’ve found that the price varies from clinic to clinic, I pick mine up for anything between £45.00-£56.00 in recent months.