Spare a Thought at Christmas Time

This is a very quick blog post which is nothing like any of my other posts.  With Christmas literally on the doorstep there are many happy and cheery people enjoying the season but there are also a lot of people who find this time of year so difficult! For those grieving or going through a tough time, thoughts of happy times in the past and seeing everyone else enjoy family time can make their loss or difficult time feel so much more prominent.

While I hope everyone enjoys their Christmas, I hope everyone spares some time to consider those who are hurting, or if you are hurting know that you are not alone!


Being Graceful xx



Full Coverage Magic!!

Another day, another foundation review – my foundation obsession continues!  I have been trying out and wearing Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting 2 in 1 foundation and concealer for a couple of months now and I have to say I really like it!

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Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Foundation

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At the minute I have an absolute obsession with foundations, I just keep buying different types so today’s review is on one of my latest purchases…Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude.  I have never tried Estée Lauder’s famous Double Wear foundation as although I like coverage I was scared of getting used to the full coverage formula and not wanting to use a lighter formula.  I have been wearing this foundation for a few weeks now and these are my thoughts.

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My Makeup Brush Set

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Oval brushes are everywhere right now…if you haven’t saw these brushes (which look kind of like a toothbrush or a hair brush) you mustn’t have checked your Instagram for at least 3 months.  There are some very pricey brushes, such as the Artis brushes which I have yet to try but was delighted when I was offered this set from My Makeup Brush Set.  I kindly received the 10 Piece Black and Gold Oval Brush Set which as you can see from the pictures are very pretty.  They are currently available on the website for £29.99 here.

Each brush is made of synthetic hairs which are extremely soft.  There are five brushes that are the oval shape, three with are more oblong and two small circular brushes.  I have used the oval shaped brushes mainly for applying foundation, bronzer and blusher.  The oblong shaped brushes are mainly for eyeshadow and eye liner, however I’m not a fan of this sort of brush for applying eye makeup, I prefer more traditional brushes.  The circular brushes are for applying lip products, eye shadow and concealer.  I am not a fan of these for normal lipstick but think they are great for spot concealing!

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The brushes I use for foundation and blush etc. blend beautifully however I do feel that they use a little more product than my other makeup brushes, I had to use a more product to get the same coverage…nothing major but I did notice it.

Another thing to note is that the larger brushes don’t feel very sturdy so when using I felt that I needed to be careful not to break them.  None of the brushes have broke but I do think that they could easily snap.

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Overall for the price, the brushes do bend beautifully and you are getting ten brushes, however from all the brushes I have only used four regularly.  They are very pretty and come with a draw string bag.

Have you tried these brushes or any other from My makeup brush set?


Being Graceful xx