Angelyn - Beauty|Fashion|Books (@angelyns_things) [similar]

🌍 UK β˜† Reviews & views of beauty, makeup & fashion items πŸ’‹πŸ’„ β˜† Plus a favourite book from my own collection πŸ“š β˜† πŸ“§ angelyns.things@gmail.com

Angelyn - Beauty|Fashion|Books (@angelyns_things)

Peachy Keen
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I picked up my @anastasiabeverlyhills Peach Nectar illuminator to use this morning and remembered how flipping awesome it is. I'm a sucker for peachy tones and was lucky to bag the @toofaced Peach Palette a little while back. One thing led to another and I did a quick simple Peach themed #motd. I really wanted to do a #beautyandbooks post and what better book to pair this #peachmakeup with than James and the Giant Peach by the legend Roald Dahl? If you need to buy a gift for a child up to the age of 10 then the #roalddahl collection is a fabulous buy. I got the set of 15 books for my daughter from The Works for less than Β£20. I think my favourite story is a tie between the BFG, Mathilda and Danny the Champion of the World.
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Lipstick by @nyxcosmetics_uk
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If you are anything like me you keep nails short and undertake basic maintenance like trimming cuticles but have no time for regular trips to the salon, nor the patience for nail polish to dry. Personally I would rather have bare nails than chipped polish πŸ™ˆ Also with 2 young children I can't have long nails for practical reasons. Whilst I would love to be able to find the time and money for regular nail salon trips I just don't see it happening any time soon (esp with baby no. 3 on the way!) So for a special occasion I do try to treat myself to a shellac or acrylic mani but what about those last minute events over the festive period? Well say hello to your new nail saviour @primark false nail sets. These cost just Β£1 up to I think Β£3 a set for the latest nail shape style and shades not to mention shiny and Matt finishes. They take seconds to apply (although I recommend for longevity taking your time to apply them properly) and last at least all night and at most a week or more! They come in several sizes within each pack so you should be able to match them up to your nails easily. The glue it comes with is fine but I think you will get longer wear if you buy a decent quality nail glue. You may have noticed me wearing them in an Insta story recently and it literally took me 5 mins to pop them on and they lasted all night. Some need a little filing to polish up slightly uneven ends but honestly most are just perfect straight out the box! Go to Primark and stock up as these are too good to miss! How else can you get instant drying, Insta perfect nails in seconds for just Β£1?!? β˜†
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Who loves warm toned palettes? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ
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Still can't get over the beauty of these two palettes. @kyliecosmetics Burgundy and @nyxcosmetics_uk Warm Neutrals. The lipstick is Orchid Overdose by @gucci.
What's your favourite warm toned palette?
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Just saw a comment thread where people were saying how sick they were of seeing warm toned palettes.. I kind of get that the market is saturated but the reason for warm neutrals being so popular is because they are easy to wear and suit all skin tones. I find cool tones quite difficult to wear on the eyes because of my complexion - cool tones turn ashy and emphasise my undereye circles. I've always been a fan of warmer tones and I admit I like to play it safe. But each to their own of course. There are so many wonderful finishes and colourful palettes out there too.
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#slave2beauty #slay #queen #kyliejenner #travisscott #kimkardashianwest #nyxcosmetics #warmtones #burgundypalette #brian_champagne #vegas_nay #gainpost #gaintrick #smile #flatlay #smokeyeye #haloeye #makeupmurah #l4l #followme #discoverunder10k #makeupjunkie #like4like #instaglam #makeupmadness #bae

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The Snow Child
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Book review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟4/5
This was an unexpected surprise of a book. Beautiful enchanted almost modern retelling of a fairy tale. What made the writing so evocative was a combination of unusually bleak setting in the wilds of Alaska and the depth of characters. The realities of Alaskan life were brutal and unflinching but it made an interesting juxtaposition between the warmth that started to pervade the characters lives once they met the snow child. The relationship between the main characters and their neighbours was a joy to read. It is a love story in many senses - familial love, romantic love, love within friendships. If you want to read something a little different please try this.
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It's MAC Monday! πŸ’ƒ
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I had to start the week off right with a proper #beautyandbooks post featuring my new #bookclub read for December - The Dry by Jane Harper. We seem to have had a run of thrillers lately but this was the only one I voted for and am really looking forward to reading. It's a good old #whodunnit and I am praying the ending is satisfying and not hokey or contrived. This is why thrillers are sometimes not my book of choice because they can be so gripping until the final reveal which then turns out to be a bit rushed and a bit daft (I'm looking at you Sister by Rosamund Lupton πŸ‘€). I find #dennislehane novels have the most killer endings for the thriller genre. Shutter Island - wow just wow. β˜†
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Charlotte Tilbury
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Flawless skin and a nude lip. What could be better?
@ctilburymakeup Filmstar Bronze and Glow and Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder
@makeuprevolution Renaissance Lipstick in Greatest
@kikomilano Everlasting Colour Precision Lip Liner in 403
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Angelyn - Beauty|Fashion|Books (@angelyns_things)

Throwback to my most gruesome post yet! Happy Halloween!! #halloween2017
I mean look at this book cover for James Herbert's horrortastic novel The Fog! So over the top, a real gore fest and very 70s hammy at the same time! Just awesome! I have to say I'm not a massive fan of really gory book covers but this is a little homage to proper, ott horror! If it's your first time viewing my account don't worry this is not going to be a recurrent theme!! But there is lots of King.. πŸ˜‰
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Liquid lipstick galore courtesy of @colourpopcosmetics! Feel I need to use more of a variety of these before they expire. Does any one know what kind of shelf life these have? I'm almost through Beeper as it's my fave nude shade.. Find it annoying that I lay my liquid lipsticks flat and with nothing on top of them and the labels have still worn off pretty much all of them πŸ˜’
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The Snow Child
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Starting this finally today! Wish I could stick to some kind of order when deciding what to read next but I'm so easily distracted πŸ™ˆ Do you have any tips on how to organise a reading list?
Someone asked if all I read is horror and the answer most definitely is no! But I do Instagram about horror a tad more than other books. This however is not horror and instead a story of Alaska in the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place and Mabel is haunted by a baby she lost many years before. When a little girl mysteriously appears in their land each is filled with wonder but also foreboding. Can they find room in their hearts for her?
Ok.. so it kind of reads like a great setting for a spooky ghost story but it isn't I swear! My mum just read this and said it was excellent. As she is reading Game of Thrones next I trust her judgement πŸ˜†
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Makeup: Some every day favourites here. My pro sculpt duo from @makeupforeverofficial is honestly the best item in my everyday makeup bag. Bronzer, contour, highlight and eyeshadow in one small compact.
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#thesnowchild #eowynivey #love #lostlove #enchantingreads #spiritual #family #goodreads #bookish #bookworm #halloween2017 #tbt #bookstagram #beautyandbooks #makeupandbooks #contour #makeupaddict #bookaddict #bookreview #shelfie #constantreader

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Throwback to one of my favourite posts! Autumn always makes me think of Harry Potter πŸ˜€
Tarte vs Tarte
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WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE TARTE PALETTE??
So I decided to do a comparison between these two @tartecosmetics palettes: Tartelette in Bloom and Pretty Paintbox as they both have a good variety of warm toned shades. I had thought on first glance they would both contain the same or very similar shades but I was pleasantly surprised. Pretty Paintbox has some charcoal and deep cool tone purple shades and a couple of the more plum shades whereas Tartelette in Bloom is more warm terracotta brown and burgundy. Both palettes are extremely good quality with the mattes in particular being smooth and creamy with fab colour payoff!
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Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I've yet to read the whole HP series I've read I think 3 of the books. The last 2 movies however were definitely my favourites; so moving and thrilling, so I cannot wait to get stuck into the last book. However, like the end of all good series of books I'm sure it will be an emotional read too.
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A random charity shop purchase. The author Clive Barker is reknowned for visceral horror books and movies. I had to pick this up even though i had never heard of it before. A bit of careful research revealed that this is a YA novel and the first in a series that has bever been finished. Hmmm so do i risk reading and potentially loving this book only to be ultimately disappointed as I will never be able to finish the series? Or dive in regardless? There is an interesting back story to Clive Barker's ambition of this book kickstarting a major Holllywood blockbuster movie series of the Harry Potter or Star Wars ilk. Link below for a fascinating read. Let me know if any of you have read this. http://www.blumhouse.com/2016/01/07/clive-barkers-abarat-the-epic-disney-movie-that-never-was/
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Dreamcatcher Review
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So I wasn't expecting much but had heard some of the negative hype around this book. I kind of get it. This doesn't feel like a King novel. But if you pretend it isn't and just get on with it it's actually pretty enjoyable. Particularly the end which is a bit of a rollercoaster ride. I loved the friendship and Duddits but it was unusual and slightly depressing for parts of that friendship (Beav 😒) to end so quickly. Loved the new bromance between Owen and Henry. Particularly loved the love/hate between Mr Gray and Jonesy. What I didn't love: erm weird fascination with farting and shitting πŸ€”. As I said, ending the dynamic friendship and keeping said friendship apart for pretty much the entire book (although really loved all the flashbacks), also didn't enjoy or really understand the depression the characters apparently experienced at the outset - it wasn't explained or dealt with very well. The book dragged in places and some of the detailed focus on the military personnel seemed unnecessary but then the flipside to that was the Kurtz/Owen dynamic which was very enjoyable.
All in all I have to say - I enjoyed this more than Tommyknockers πŸ™ŠπŸ˜± *gasps all around* Yes. I said it.
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Duty Free Haul
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Nothing beats a #dutyfree haul when you go on holiday 😊 I prefer to go high end and purchase just 1 or 2 luxury items to really make the most of the savings. I'm trying to build up my classic lipstick collection so went for this @yslbeauty Rouge Pur Couture in no. 50 Rouge Neon as I love those fiery Orange reds. Although I love the packaging of the Rouge Pur Shine I just don't feel that the payoff is good enough to justify the price. I also picked up the lusted after @dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminzer in 001. Yes it was Β£34 (normal rrp around Β£42) but the packaging, finish and quality not to mention the cute little brush you get somehow make it worth it. Plus it's quite huge I think it would take a really long time to get through the product. β˜†
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Book: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer who wrote the famous (infamous?) Into the Wild. This is his story about a mountaineering expedition to Mount Everest which went horribly wrong. This was made into the gruelling star studded movie Everest. πŸ—»
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#everest #basecamp #jonkrakauer #christophermcandless #intothewild #booklover #bookreview #bookhaul #bookstagram #bookaddict #horrorlit #darktower #diormakeup #ysllipstick #mac #vacationreading #booksofinstagram #vacay #marbella #beautyandbooks #makeupporn #tbt #sundayreading #everestthemovie #everest2015

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MAC Monday!
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This is a throw back to a previous post which I really loved. A lovely makeup mess coupled with a fantastic classic "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald. Have you read this or just seen the movie?
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GOT MOTD
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Mine has to be Tyrion Lannister both in books and on the show.
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Finally scored a second hand #gameofthrones paperback. Can you believe I only own the books on #kindle πŸ™ˆ now I just have to find the others πŸ€”
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Just rediscovered my @iheartmakeuplndn Chocolate Vice palette it's so effing stunning! And only Β£8?! β˜†
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Highlighters and Liquid Lipsticks
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Because they are mine.. something about the finish, the feel and the modern-day look of applying these 2 products. Spot any favourites? The @jeffreestar liquid lipstick in Gemini is one of my favourite formulas so far! I'm super duper impressed as it's thin but opaque and true to colour. Comfortable to wear if not very long lasting (which I don't mind actually as I like that it isn't super drying). So this and my @barrymcosmetics liquid lipstick (yes you heard that right not some high end product but good old Barry M) are my current formula faves.
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Dry Skin Face Base
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Why does it seem like every person on #instagram and #youtube has oily skin?? Or is that the most common skin type? Either way I find it hard sometimes as so many products suit oily skin more than dry (and definitely young skin rather than catering for the 35 plus market). Anyway for my older dry skin people I got you!! Here are some wonderful products for wearing under makeup when you have dry to very dry skin. I'll start with @lorealskin Hydra Genius Aloe Water which starts on the lower end of the scale of dryness. If you have normal to dry skin this is a great affordable water based moisturiser. It also has some skin smoothing properties without all the heavy silicone which can dry out skin more. Next up is @BobbiBrownuk Vitamin Face Base which was recently launched in a travel size so if you can't fork out over £40 for a tub you can pick up a mini for just £12.50 😱 This is rich and moisturizing but not heavy or oily. It creates a perfect smooth base for makeup for drier skin.
As we get to more dehydrated very dry skin types I love the @skinfood_official Hydrating Coconut Mask from @sephora. Yes its called a mask but it's a non wash off mask that sinks really well into the skin and the finish is slightly tacky but still smoothing so again perfect for under makeup. And lastly for industrial strength very dry to chapped and sun damaged, flaky skin please try @weledauk skin food with natural calendula. It will soothe and heal your skin in no time! I guess if you needed to wear some makeup you could apply it over top but honestly if your skin is damaged please try to refrain from makeup until it's healed.
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New King and MOTD
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Heard very mixed reviews about Dreamcatcher coupled with King's own views that he never much liked the book himself. Still, what kind of fan would I be if I didn't feel intrigued to read it? Must watch the movie sometime too..
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#constantreader #dreamcatcherking #king #stephenkingfan #stephenking #currentread #book #bookworm #goodreads #bookreview #bookhaul #bookstagram #bookaddict #horrorlit #horrorfiction #horrorlit #darktower #rolanddeschain #pennywise #beepbeeprichie #bookjunkie #slay #slaytheflatlay #vegas_nay #igers #eyeshadows #tarteletteinbloom #motd #makeupoftheday
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