Sunday, 31 March 2019

Exact secrets to look pretty overnight

Here are some beauty tips you're gonna love, secrets to look pretty overnight, with or without makeup. When I wrote my 'how to glow up' guide I realised there are so many useful tips I didn't include that I use and swear by every day.

They are perfect for working in to your am/night routine to make it extra fun. Here's how to look pretty, even if you only have 5 mins to scrub up and get ready!
Looking pretty in five minutes: 
1. Wear the Nars Afterglow lip balm πŸ‘ˆπŸ» it really is proven to be the number one lip product that 'gets you hit on', for a good reason! Applying a red lip is scientifically said to make you look more attractive but it doesn't have to be a stark red, it's all about finding your perfect red lip.

For lighter complexions, a more muted red, even a blush pink-red hue can be the perfect red lip. A shade can look bright red against pale skin but berry pink against dark skin. You are the perfect ingredient, you make the perfect red.

2. Use a gamechanging paddle brush on your curls πŸ‘ˆπŸ» when brushing them out, to gently transform them in to glossy, old hollywood waves and avoid the frizzy craziness that normally comes with brushing out curls haha!

For extra shape, press each freshly made curl in your hand for ten seconds while it cools and spritz it with hairspray. Use a little hair oil on the ends to calm down any extra frizziness.

3. An acne safe full coverage concealer πŸ‘ˆπŸ» this is an absolute gamechanger and gives such great coverage, it is so, so worth it! It is perfect to 'spot treat' any areas of the face you want to cover (like popping plasters on) so you can even go without foundation.

It is so kind to skin too and perfect for sensitive and oily skin types, as well as being vegan and cruelty free, I can't recommend this one enough!

4. To give your skin that incredible flawless airbrushed look, set makeup with this genius translucent powder πŸ‘ˆπŸ» sweep it under the eyes and around the face to create that velvety, poreless finish, as it's beautiful and finely milled.

For the most perfect ever finish, use this incredible matte setting spray, spritz all over the face and then coat a beauty blender/sponge with it. Press it gently on to the undereye area, or anywhere your makeup tends to crease or settle in to fine lines. It will ensure your makeup remains flawless all the time every day!
Tip! you will learn exactly how to achieve that silky model glow inside the absolute goddess handbook. it's insane and i can't want to share it with you!
5. Easy peasy almond eyes with Magnetic liner and lashes πŸ‘ˆπŸ» these are so quick and amazing, just applying your eyeliner as normal and then popping extra lashes on to frame your eyes and give them that full and fluttery look. Raise the liner/lashes up on to the lid at the end of the eye, to create that seductive almond shape. So, so pretty!

Plus a 'felt tip' style eyeliner makes it so easy to draw an eyeliner wing and achieve that dreamy, seductive long lashes look, as the point is so fine, it lets you exert a lot more control. Simply create an extended or longer than normal flick with your liner, at the outer corner of the eye. The longer the flick, the more dramatic and seductive the eye.

See how long you can make yours. To avoid the heavier Cleopatra kind of look and to keep your lashes flirty, angle the flick up, so it's pointing up towards your brow.
5. For the perfect dewy skin look, try liquid highlight along with a heavy duty concealer and a BB cream for an effortless glow. We can use the concealer on any places on the face we want to cover, as well as any darker areas of the face.

Use highlight on the higher points of the face, like the inner cheekbones, the brow bone, the bridge of your nose, anywhere the light might naturally touch. Pop highlight on the eyelid, dot just above the iris to open the eye up. I love the glowy, dewy look as it helps me to look and feel much more put together. 

6. Curl hair away from your face - to get curls to stay, wind them in this direction!

7. Give the illusion of longer, thicker hair - make a braid. Then where it gets thinner and thinner towards the end, gently pull apart the plait and loosen it, to make the end as thick as the top of the braid. A 'bubble braid' works really well for this too!

This is perfect for anyone wanting an easy style as it requires no actual braiding. Just make a pony tail and secure multiple bobbles a few spaces apart. To make the hair look thicker, just make sure the end part of your pony is as thick as the top, by gently pulling the sections apart a bit wider. The wider the braid, the thicker the hair looks! This is perfect for fine hair. There is also an amazing tool out there called a 'pony popper' that you clip around the base of your ponytail. It gives your hair extra volume, it makes it seem like there is a lot to tie back!

8. For an easy beachy, carefree, sunkissed look try faux freckles. A soft haze of freckles dusted over cheeks and nose can give the illusion of sunkissed skin. You can also sweep bronzer gently across your cheeks and nose to create the illusion of sunspeckled skin. Dusting a bit on your nose can make it look cuter and smaller, plus a little 'boop' of highlighter on the tip of your nose too.

Amazing overnight tricks:

9. Use a gamechanging Lash conditioning growth serum πŸ‘ˆπŸ» create a pamper routine for your lashes, this is perfect to nourish and condition your lashes and help them to grow thick, long and strong. Just apply as a dreamy ritual before you sleep, a little bit goes a long way to growing them!

10. This incredible watermelon overnight mask πŸ‘ˆπŸ» is absolutely packed full of amazing nourishing ingredients as well as smelling delicious, bedtime is like golden hour when it comes to skincare as it is at night that the skin revitalises and repairs itself.

11. The perfect overnight moisturiser Moonbeam cream πŸ‘ˆπŸ» treat yourself to a pot of this absolute wonder cream and alternate it with the watermelon mask! It's so luscious, it's perfect to seal in moisture and lock in your skincare products with ingredients like sesame seed oil, grapeseed oil and aloe vera.

12. This wonderful hydrating lip plumper πŸ‘ˆπŸ» simply apply before bed to wake up with pillowy soft lips

13. Dry shampoo before you sleep - this is said to be the best time to use it for the most gorgeous and natural results. When you wake in the morning just brush and style as normal. It should behave beautifully and give you the best hair day, voila!

14. Buy skincare products with a x day guarantee - so you can feel more confident to try new things, especially high end skincare, it's lovely to have that guarantee. With many skincare and face products you see optimum results around and after 28 days. Check for skincare products that carry a 30 or even a 60 day guarantee!
Ultimate hair growth essentials kit:

15. Dream lengths no haircut cream and Dream lengths rapid reviver πŸ‘ˆπŸ» I love love the Dream Lengths range, most of all as it gives such quick results. I have 'Hagrid hair' on the first day of washing, my hair goes to instant frizz. 

These are really intensive conditioning products, like those really nice conditioners you get with at home hair colour. They transform the ends of your hair, especially this cream and the rapid reviver conditioner and my hair always goes so, so sleek and silky, it looks great on the first day of washing and I don't experience frizzy ends anymore!

16. Schwarzkopf dry shampoo πŸ‘ˆπŸ» Use dry shampoo on the roots to help your hair to last longer between washes. Washing it less means it gets stripped of oils less. I swear by this particular dry shampoo as it utterly transforms my hair with no chalk white finish or powder at all! It's my best kept beauty secret. 

17. Love, Beauty & Planet masks πŸ‘ˆπŸ» pop on some nourishing hair masks while you are doing chores around the house, these Love, Beauty and Planet masks are amazing. 

Look stunning shower tips:

18. Apply Essie Treat Love Color polish πŸ‘ˆπŸ» it's a varnish that cleverly treats and conditions your nails, helping them to look and feel strong, beautiful and totally perfect and glassy! Apply before taking a shower as the warm water helps to ease and lift away any residual polish on the skin, giving you a flawless manicure each time! PS ultimate sneaky beauty hack, you can get all the beautiful shades for £2.99 each here

19. Get your skin glowing with the Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub πŸ‘ˆπŸ» Exfoliate your skin, get your skin glowing with this perfect sugar scrub, I promise it will give you the softest, silkiest skin you've ever known!

It smells incredible, just like banana pancakes and is everything you need to get actual angel skin. I can't recommend this enough! It will make your legs feel baby soft, look glowing and remove any pesky 'strawberry' bumps on legs or arms.

20. Moisturise in shower with Soap and Glory Shower Butter πŸ‘ˆπŸ» a fluffy cloud like ultra hydrating butter that smells like puddings, that will make your skin feel the silkiest it's ever felt, from the comfort of your own shower, no extra steps necessary. This is so perfect for when you're on the go and don't have time to moisturise!

21. The Cloud Nine Magical Potion πŸ‘ˆπŸ» this is a little bottle of pure magic, it's a really nourishing heat protectant spray that gives weight to frizzy, flyaway hair and is amazing to use before styling hair. I always put it on when my hair is damp after showering and it dries super fast!
Extra beauty hacks:

22. Shape your brows to open up the face - an amazing tool for this is some small, sharp scissors like hairdressing/craft scissors as you can be really precise and exert a lot of control over the area. Towards the end of the brow, brush the hairs down and towards the opposite direction to make them all bushy and crazy. 

Then, along the inside of the brow, trim any hairs that are sticking outside of the brow and neaten them all in a straight line. It might take several goes to trim the hairs that are 'misbehaving' and never clip too much at once. Take breaks to reassess and keep a brow pencil handy, just in case of emergencies!

23. Brow tips for your particular brow - for smaller eyebrows, put emphasis on the very front of the eyebrow. Let the hairs there grow natural and long and put more attention on them than any other part of the brow. Try gel to emphasise the individual strands at the start of the eyebrow. This will make the brow automatically look voluptuous, however light your hair is.

For eyebrows on the larger side, fill out any areas you are conscious about but keep them as natural, soft, fluffy and light as possible, sharpening them up too much can steal the attention from the rest of the face and make the eyes look smaller.

Focus more on bringing out the eye instead and the brow will compliment them perfectly. I always think, the eye takes the centre stage and the brow is the backing dancer supporting it haha.

24. Record your beauty experiments! Make lists of things you haven't tried, straightening your hair, trying easy hair extensions, fake tan. You might just find that thing that gives you the best confidence, that becomes a part of you and your beauty routine.

25. Take lots of no makeup days - let your skin breathe and heal, and treat and touch it less if possible. On these days I try to treat my skin on my face to the same attention as the skin on the rest of my body, I try to fuss over it as little as possible - or little as I can manage haha!

26. Use a brown eyeliner or even brow pomade - for a super natural 'no makeup' look! This is one of my top secrets as you can work and style your eyes pretty much any way you want and have it still look natural for work or school, make your face pretty with the makeup itself virtually undetectable. I think of it as contour for the eyes. 

My easy daily look is to thicken the upper lash line from where you want the lashes to start and then on the bottom lash line, dot along and emphasise the lashes on the outer corner of the eye. This is a really cute 60's inspired look, it really makes the eye pop but looks totally natural at the same time.

27. Try out a new hairstyle for every day - alternating hair styles allows you to show off different sections of your face. Some styles will lengthen and give the illusion of a longer face and some will soften your face and make it look rounder. 

For all face shapes I love-love the half ponytail, it's versatile for everyone as you can choose how much hair to tie back, and is a sophisticated kind of look that helps you look put together. It really helps my round face to appear more angular. To soften a strong face or strong look, gently pull down wispy pieces of hair to frame it. 

28. Pamper all parts of your body - treat yourself by indulging every part of your body, omega3 for your brain, but also hair, nails and to help along blemishes, treat your muscles to some work outs, add things to your diet that your body will enjoy, treat your eyes to pretty things.

29. Check out and follow my glow up tips to help you with confidence and to feel like an 'it girl' every day! Surround yourself with things that you love and that help you to feel your best. I love the Marie Kondo method and how it can be applied to so many aspects of life... home, relationships, your closet, your confidence... the secret is surrounding yourself with things that spark joy and make you feel powerful and good about yourself.

As I put in my glow up post, you are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l and absolutely have the potential to become the person you always wanted to be. It is not about having 'perfect' features, or looking like someone else, it's all about how your features come together to compliment each other. Have fun with your features and try different trends, be curious about your features as if you were looking in the mirror for the first time. I hope you liked my tips! Let me know yours in the comments below ♡

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  1. SO many great tips Elizabeth! Dry shampoo is something I've always wanted to try but haven't yet for some reason? Using it at night before bed is something I've never heard before but now I'm intrigued haha! I'm going to pick up the one you've suggested :)

    Renee @ Maritime Mama

    1. Thank you so much Renee! Haha I was the same up to recently, I tried the Batiste ones and couldn't understand the hype but I'm so so happy with the Schwarzkopf ones :D ♡

  2. This is such a fun and informative post! The work you've put in this is incredible Elizabeth. I should definitely do more than I currently do to feel my best in the morning, but I feel like having good skin is a great start - so having the right night cream is indeed necessary!

    Julia x
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    1. Thank you so much Julia! Awww that is so kind, I am sorry I am late to reply! Haha any little counts, I am often too tired in the morning to do anything so I try to follow a short night routine haha :D ♡

  3. Interesting post!

  4. Lots of no makeup days is so important for me!

    Danielle xx

    1. Ahhh same! My skin is very finicky haha! Thanks so much Danielle :D ♡

  5. Ooh I love the sound of that Caudalie gem, I really need to try more of their products xx

  6. been trying bb cushions and they look amazing on my skin!

    ~ trynyewthings!

  7. You're always have interesting things to say! I'm blown away every time, babe! xx

    lenne | blog

  8. Definitely agree on more makeup free days!

  9. Thank you for sharing all these amazing tips! This post made me realize that I have not been taking care of myself properly.

    xx Deborah

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