Q&A

favourite TV shows at the minute?

definitely Broadchurch, I’m so sad it’s the last episode on Monday, Line of Duty and Casualty. 

would you ever get a tattoo?

100%. I really want to get it as soon as I turn 18; I’ve already decided on one and I’m in love with it. 

Psychology revision techniques?

I’m going to do a post on this soon. Personally I write it all on cue cards, do essay plans, have a notebook for each topic and make like a mini textbook and just practice the question style and applying knowledge.

which of your subjects had the biggest jump from GCSE to ALevel?

definitely English Literature, there’s just so much more to the analysis and context.

what is your snapchat?

jazyeahk

Favourite brand for lipstick?

MAC. 

how do you balance having a job and school work?

 
I try and do all my school work in the week so I’m not panicking over the weekend and I don’t do a lot of overtime if I know I need to do lots of school work. 

do you have any AS exams this year?

Nope. 

are you learning to drive?

yes, I passed my theory this week and hopefully doing my practical in the next few months. 

Favourite brand for nail varnish?

Avon or Miss Sporty. 

Current Go To Makeup

I’ve been wearing this makeup all the time recently; if you want to see the finished look in full then go and check out my post recent Instagram post (@ifyouseejaz)
First I prime my face using this spray, I like this just because it’s so quick and easy. 


I then apply my foundation. I use the Super Stay 24 mixed with lightening drops. I love this so much, it’s so easy to blend. 


I then conceal any redness, blemishes. I feel like Lasting Perfection will always be my favourite. 



To bake I use the loose powder and then the pressed version for the rest of my face. I love this powder and would 100% recommend.

I use these all the time so I won’t go on. They’re amazing, everyone makeup lover needs them. 

To prime my eyes I always use the Avon eye primer, I’ve never used any others so I have nothing to compare it to but I love this one. 

   
I’ve been loving my NYX warm neutrals palette. I tried to number the shadows but it kind of failed. 

1 – I pack this colour into my inner corner and slightly in my crease. 

2 – I mix these two and blend them all over my lid. 

3 – I use this in the centre of my eyelid. 

4 – I then blend this into the outer corner and sligtly under my eye. 

5 – I then use this in my inner corner. 


This eyeliner is from Collection but all the name has rubbed off. It’s such a nice balck and applies well to the waterline. 


I love mascara a lot. I use a clear one, a brown one and then two black ones. Clear is Collection, brown is Avon, blacks are Maybelline and Avon.


I then have been loving this browny lip liner from Primark paired with the Rimmel Kate Moss nude in 42. 
As I said check out my Instagram for the finished look (@ifyouseejaz) and comment your favourite concealers  

January Favourites 2017

This cleanser is so, so good! It is so quick and easy (perfect for my because I’m always so tired). It smells really good and makes my skin feel so nice. 


This is the Spectrum A01 and I am in love. It is so, so soft and applies my powder so well. 


This NYX lipstick in London was pretty much the only lip colour I wore in January. It feels so nice on the lips and goes with any eye makeup. 

I put off buying this for so, so long but I finally did it. The colour of this is perfect, it blends so easily and I’ve just been loving it. 


These highlighters are from Makeup Obsession and are in the shades bare and moon. The pigmentation of these is insane and they last all day. For £3 they’re incredible. 


This is Kiko smart shadow in number 2 (or 4 whoops). I use it as an inner corner highlight everyday and I am in love. It looks stunning on the eyes and lasts all day. 

(also been loving these but blog posts coming soon on all of them!)

Morning Routine 2017

I have been planning this post for ages but the morning is always such a rush to be honest but, I finally did it so here you go!


First of all I go and fill my water bottle up and take my vitamins just because I’d forget otherwise. 


I then get some breakfast (literally never but oh well) and I actually really like these it’s like a toasted fruit bread thing. Honestly, I’m really not a breakfast fan but I do want to start trying to eat it atleast twice a week. 


Then I go back upstairs and pick out the skincare bits I’m going to use (updated skincare coming soon) and then use them. I don’t do a lot of skincare in the morning because I never really have time.
Then I get dressed. I was literally only going to my driving lesson and my Dad’s on this day so I just chucked an oversized jumper and jeans on. 


Usually finished my food by now so I go and brush my teeth. 


Then I do my hair and my makeup for the day. Comment if you do hair or makeup first because it caused quite the debate in our friendship group. 

I then pick a perfume to wear and just put on my watch and two rings. 


Before I leave my room I like to spray it so it smells nice later on in the day. 


I then go downstairs and make a cup of tea in a mug or travelflask dependent on if I have school and just get on with my day. 
I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to comment whether you do your hair or makeup first! Also follow me on Instagram (@ifyouseejaz) because I’m starting to use it more!

January “Sales” Shopping 2017

I use the word “sales” lightly because we all know that most of this wasn’t in the sale. I’ll start with the sale things first the move onto the other bits.


Shoutout to Beth for grabbing these for me when she saw them on offer. I love the Tresemme shampoos for dry hair so can not wait to try this one. 


(Apart from Skyfall) this is my favourite James Bond film so when I saw the DVD in the HMV sale I had to grab it. 


My Mum got this in the sale and was saying how good it was. I smelt it when I went into the shop and had to get it. It was only £2 and I had always wanted to try one of their lipbalms. 
Kiko’s sales are my favourite. I got this smart shadow in 02 for an inner corner highlight. I am pretty sure it was on half price and it is so pigmented I can not wait to try it. 
49p. 49p. I love the ‘I love…’ Products so much, they are such good quality so I couldn’t not pick this up. 

I just decided to try this out because for 50p if I hate it I am not overly bothered. My Clinique moisturiser is pretty much finished and I don’t want to pay £34 so I am trying to find some altetnatives. 

  

This was 50p in the Boots clearance and is such a me colour. It’s in the shade 04 and I love it. 

Now onto non sale stuff which was hurt my bank a lot more😅


I’m getting quadruple points in Superdrug for my birthday at the minute to I decided to go in.  (The garnier was half price in my defence). I needed a new sponge because I have had mine for around 4 months now and it’s getting quite ew. Needed hairbands because I literally couldn’t find any in my whole room. I have wanted the gold highlighter from MUA for months and months and although I really didn’t need it I just decided to get it. The Nivea box is a night gel cream which I thought I would try – it was on half price and looked really good. 
Pretty basic really. Needed some new coloured pens. 
Modesty by MAC is such a beautiful colour and I have wanted to get a new one for the longest time so I just did it. It is such an easy colour to wear and I know I love it. 
I have always wanted to try this bathbomb but have never got it so I just thought I’d get it to try and it smells so good.   


I am still so unsure about this top. It’s from H&M and is just a ribbed grey top. I am in love with the sleeve length which is the main reason I got it and I will hopefully love it. 
The picture is not doing this justice, I am in love with it. It is from Topshop and is just a green top with a freyed hem, sleeves and neckline. The material is so thick and I am just so excited to wear this. 


This picture is so bad, I am sorry. I finally got a pair of black ripped jeans. I have wanted these for ages and I got the New Look ones which have a few rips in each leg. I can not wait to start wearing these. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, comment the place you think had the best January sale this year – personally I’d say Superdrug.  

2016 Beauty Favourites 

Bit of admin first (sorry) I have updated my pages with my contact and blog information so feel free to check that out if you are wishing to contact/interact with me. 

These are a few of my beauty favourites from throughout 2016 -comment your top 3 as I’d love to try them!


This is the pink MUA highlighter (not sure on the exact shade) I really didn’t like this at first but once you’ve got over the top layer it’s so good. It’s not too intense but adds a lovely glow and for £3 it’s a bargain. 


Will never, ever use another powder again. This is incredibly and so affordable. It adds a light bit of coverage and just keeps your makeup so matte. I just love this powder and I think it looks so good on your skin. 


This foundation gives just the right amount of coverage and sits so nicely on the skin. I really like the look of this and it’s just a lovely foundation. 

I got this purely because everyone was hyping about it and then I too fell in love with it. I prefer the waterprof version personally and it doesn’t budge. It makes your lashes lift and just look so nice. 
MAC Velvet Teddy was the only lipstick I wore for about 3 months straight. It’s such a lovely colour and doesn’t dry out your lips at all. I love this so much andwill definitely repurchase when it runs out. 

This Kate Moss nude in 42 is the perfect nude. It sits so nicely on the skin and is just a lovely everyday colour. 
As you cane see I really love the eyes uncovered palette from Collection. I use all the colours and they’re all beautiful. They blend so, so nicely and stay on all day. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to comment your top 3 favourites of 2016! 

Eye Makeup – New Year’s Eve

NYE is tomorrow so I thought I’d create an eye look that would be simple to do tomorrow night.

Would just like to say that the only makeup experience I have is on myself and I know this isn’t perfect. 


I began the look by using the eye primer from Avon – any primer will do just to ensure the eyeshadow stays on all evening. 


I used the NYX warm neutrals palette for this look – you can get these in some Boots stores or on Boots.com. 


First of all I used this light brown colour to use as a transition shade. I juat blended it into my crease and slightly above and below it. 


Then I used this burgundy shade on the outer half of my eye, I just put this all over then blended it out slightly. 


Then on the very outer corner of my eye I used this shimmery burgundy shade. I just packed this onto the very outer corner then blended it slightly. 

 

In the midde of my eye I used this shimmery champagne colour, I just packed this closely to the middle of my eye near my lash line. 

Then in my inner corner I used this shimmery white/cream shade to brighten up my eyes. 

As it’s NYE you might want to add something extra. I added a tiny bit of this Barry M glitter dust to my inner corners. 


I then went back in with the shimmery burgundy under neath my eyes and blended it out. 

Then did my usual mascara routine on my lashes and concealed any fallout from the eyeshadow. 

I hope everyone has an incredibly NYE!  

What I Got For My Birthday 2016!

I am not trying to brag at all with this post, they’re some of my favourites and I thought I’d do one. 


I got driving lessons from the vast majority of people; I am so excited to start learning to drive and am so grateful to everyone who got me lessons. 


I cried, a lot. I am so grateful for this and was not expecting it at all. I will be looking forward to this all year!


I asked Rosie for a new powder brush and she, very unexpectedly, got me this beautiful set from Spectrum. I see these all over Instagram and they’re beautiful and so, so soft. I can’t wait to start using them.

Emma got me this beautiful palette from NYX, I used it today and the shadows are so pigmented and easy to blend. I love it. 

Beth got me a  MAC lipstick in Brave which is such a beautiful shade. She also got me a palette that she chose the colours for and I love it. 


Ash got me this palette and I’m so, so excited to try this. 


Immie got me some mints and Dr Pepper (she knows). She then got me these post its that I can put in the front of a folder and these lovely notepads. 


My brother knows the bathroom always smells of this around Christmas (he loves it really) so he got me a bottle of Snow Fairy.


Lucy got me the most beautiful rings from Topshop along with some lovely socks. 


Gemma got me a box of Maltesers because we always eat them at work and this lovely body set. 


Katie got me a gift voucher and this mug. It says “you’ll always be my bestfriend” on the other side and I love it. 


My Mum’s bestfriend got me some pencils with rubbers (long story) and this beautiful liquid lipstick. 


Irene got me some Maltesers (seems like people at work know Gemma and I’s secret) and this mirror which is going to be perfect for travelling. 

What I Got For Christmas 2016

I did a poll on Twitter and the out come was that over 80% wanted this post – I am not trying to brag and I could not be more grateful for everything I received.  


First from my Dad I got a few little bits that he knows I like and then I had to go on a hunt around the house with clues for my main present. 


He got me Little Mix tickets and I am so, so happy. They’re my favourite band and I can not wait to see them. 


My Great Auntie (my Mum chose it) got me the Morphe 35K palette and omg it’s beautiful. 

My friends got me the most beautiful and thoughtful gifts. I am so grateful for all of them.


I got this lovely Ted Baker set from the girls I babysit (their Mum, lol) and I love it.


My Mum’s brother and sister got me some things of my wishlist which I am so happy with. 


Basically my brother is a babe. 


My Gran and Gramps got me some dollars because I’m going to New York and I am so grateful.


My Dad’s sides of the family got me some lovely gifts and I am so grateful. 


My Mum got me a grey coat from New Look which was my main present and then these were the bits in my stocking which I was not expecting at all.

I also got money from my Nannie.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you had a lovely Christmas!c

Gift Guide 2016

I know lots of people who are now starting their Christmas shopping so I thought I’d write a little gift guide for some of you who might be stuck for ideas. Some of the presents I’ve got aren’t included just because I know some people read this and don’t want to ruin any surprises. 

Gifts For Her:
For a nice inexpensive present “BubbleT” are such a good brand; you can purchase it at Superdrug and Debenhams and they’re just really lovely bath sets that are cute but still have great quality. 


Soap&Glory is always a winner at Christmas time; the gift sets come in a range of prices and the quality of the products is so good. 

Lush’s Christmas range is just as incredible this year as it is every single year. The gift sets are so lovely as are the individual products. Anything Lush is the perfect gift for any people you know who love baths. 


Maybelline have some beautiful gift sets out this year and they’re great value for money. 


Higher end minis are always a good gift – you’re giving the gift of a more luxurious product but in at a smaller price giving people the chance to try something new. 

Popular makeup palettes are always a good present for any makeup lover – they look so pretty and, if you look at the right brands, can be inexpensive. 


If you wanted to spend a little bit more on someone you know loves makeup, MAC lipsticks are sort of mid-range and are brilliant quality. 


Primark is such a good place to go at this time of year for the cutest winter/Christmas pyjamas. The sets they have at the moment are so lovely and would make the perfect gift. 

If you know anyone who’s into their YouTube, there are so many books, diaries, DVDs etc. These would be such a good gift for any fan.


DVDs are always a safe bet for presents, they can be inexpensive and are perfect with maybe some hot chocolate or sweets. 


Victoria Secret have some lovely gift sets at Superdrug this year, this is a really nice brand and all their scents are incredible. 


If you wanted to spend a little bit more money, Ted Baker have some lovely body and beauty sets. Their products are such good quality and are perfect for handbags or nights away. 


I honesty think anything from Urban Decay would make the perfect present purely for the packaging. The gift sets start from around £12 and it’s just such a lovely gift to give someone. 
Finally, personalised/sentimental gifts are my favourites. I got given the most beautiful memory book and this lovely bracelet which are some of the loveliest gifts I’ve ever received. Pens, notebooks etc are so easy to get hold of and make the most wonderful gifts. 

Gifts For Him:

(I got my brother a top but it’s so creased so yeah clothing is a fab idea)

I personally find buying for males so much harder just because I predominately buy for females and only have about 4 males to get for.   

The David Beckham sets smell so nice and are such a good price. (According to my brother) the products are really good quality and I always think these make a perfect gift.


I mainly buy for my brother and he loves the V05 products, they’re a little bit more expensive but seem to be really good. This brand is also one of my favourites so I’m guessing it’s just as good for males. 


I found this on Amazon (they had loads of designs) and my Dad had been going on about a bucket list for ages so I thought I’d try and be creative about it. This is a literal bucket but comes with paper to write down the each thing on your bucket this and then you date them all once you’ve done it. I thought this was such a meaningful and quirky gift. They come with different sayings on and are around £10.