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)

GOT MOTD
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Mine has to be Tyrion Lannister both in books abd 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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#revolution #revolution.cult #revoholic #mistermakeup #makeuprevolution #beautyandbooks #gots7 #jonsnow #khaleesi #grrmartin #gots8 #winteriscoming #netflix #motd #chocolatevice #kikomilano #katvond #shadeandlight #bookworm #goodreads #bookreview #bookhaul #tyrionlannister #revolutioncult

Angelyn - Beauty|Fashion|Books (@angelyns_things)

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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#liquidlipstick #jefreestarr #nyxcosmeticsuk #nyxsuede #coverfxuk #liquidhighlight #becca #champagnepop #sleekhighlight #sleekmakeup #afterglow #milani #highlighters #glowtothegods #glowtogo #lipstick #makeupandbooks #beautyandbooks #makeupporn #feastyoureyes #marbleflatlay #slaytheflatlay #vegas_nay #igers #eyeshadows #bookworm #goodreads #bookreview

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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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#bobbibrown #weleda #skinfood #coconutoil #lorealhydra #aloevera #skincare #beautyhaul #flatlays #beautifulthings #beautyblogger #ukblogger #beautyroutine #skincareroutine #skincareaddict #skincarereviews #beautyreviews #koreanbeauty #kbeauty #instabeauty #instaglam
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #beautyandbooks

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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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We All Float
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Wow I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the movie! The cinema was packed and it got a round of applause at the end πŸ˜„
I won't do a full review yet but suffice to say I can't wait for Chapter 2!
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#stephenkingsit #stephenking #stephenkingfan #darktower #gunslinger #horrorlit #horrorfiction #constantreader #newrelease #merch #makeupandbooks #beautyandbooks #weallfloat #pennywise #beepbeeprichie #bookjunkie #bookhaul #makeuphaul #pennywisethedancingclown #januaryembers

Angelyn - Beauty|Fashion|Books (@angelyns_things)

MOTD
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Quick warm peachy MOTD with the wonderful @toofaced Sweet Peach palette and @jeffreestar Gemini liquid lipstick.
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This book was sent to me by the universe! No really. So I see #bookstagram blowing up over the #buzzfeed #stephenking quiz, decide to do it and it comes up with Carrie πŸ€” then just an hour later what do i see on the booksharing shelf at work? The very same edition of Carrie. β˜†
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Off to see #stephenkingsit tonight and can't wait! Haven't been to the cinema in months!! β˜†
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#toofaced #sweetpeach #jefreestarr #carrie #horrorlit #makeupandbooks #beautyandbooks #motd #goodreads #bookreview #bookhaul #peacheyeshadow #igers #girl #beautiful#instadailyΒ #summer #instagramhub #iphoneonly #follow #igdaily #bestoftheday #happy

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#currentread
I just finished my latest #bookclub read "Sister" by Rosamund Lupton. I believe this was her debut novel and she has a background in screenwriting. Overall I enjoyed this book as it was a fast paced page-turner.
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The title and description of the novel actually put me off this and the first few pages certainly didn't grab me either. A long almost poetic account of upper middle class sisterly love and the trappings and loneliness of boarding school. However, I persevered and very quickly plot twists appeared. The sister is missing! Shock! The sister was having an affair! Shock! The sister is dead! Double Shock! The sister was heavily pregnant when she went missing! Triple Shock!! And on and on. The end of every chapter revealed something new and (mostly) unexpected. It felt like she was writing the screenplay to a BBC special drama series with a cliffhanger at the end of each episode. That said it definitely kept me reading and interested to carry on. The love and bond she has with her sister is interestingly written in that she starts at one end of the spectrum as a sensible older sister and goes on a journey of evolvement. The ending is fairly predictable but there are some beautiful and evocative moments. Overall not bad at all for a quick holiday read (that's not me being patronising. This book won't change your life).
Have you read this or any other Luptons?
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#thriller #sisters #rosamundlupton #novel #bookish #shelfie #constantreader #stephenking #currentread #book #bookworm #kindle #kindleread #amazon #booklover #bookreview #bookhaul #bookstagram #bookaddict #horrorlit #darktower

Angelyn - Beauty|Fashion|Books (@angelyns_things)

Face Powders
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Two of my favourites right hurrr! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†
Recently discovered the @ctilburymakeup Airbrush Flawless Finish powder in Medium and it is beautiful! Very finely milled, brightening and non-drying which is particularly important for my dry and older skin πŸ˜‰
An old favourite which I still love is the @chanelofficial Healthy Glow Sheer Powder in I think no. 5 (although the deeper shades are so similar I don't think there is much difference between 4, 5 and 6). I can use this all over the face over just moisturiser and get subtle coverage and a healthy glow. Again it is very hydrating for a powder and smells divine.
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#makeupaddict #makeupandbooks #beautyandbooks #makeupporn #makeupmobb #discoverunder1k #bookish #bookworm #goodreads #bookreview #chanelmakeup #highendmakeup #charlottetilbury #kaushalbeauty #jefreestarr #kendalljenner #robkardashian #vegas_nay #chanelcosmetics #chanelbeauty #chrissyteigen #amazon #netflix #beautygram

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Mini Masquerade
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@juviasplace Mini Masquerade has been on my wishlist for some time and finally, finally, it arrived to @beautybaycom a couple of weeks ago! Of course it sold out immediately but as soon as it re-stocked I pounced. I went for this because I have little in the way of bold colours and sometimes for Asian bridal and other event makeup colour is required. It still has it's fair share of matte and warm toned shades so for me, it was the perfect choice. Swipe for swatches (ran out of space so last two rows are just shimmer shades not the mattes) Now as usual I don't use a primer or a brush just a finger swatch. Some of the shades were perfectly smooth others slightly patchy but I'm just nitpicking as the overall quality was excellent and over a primer or with a wet brush these are sheer perfection. Also love the packaging and the nod to African culture and heritage as my parents are both from East Africa. β˜†β˜†do you own any #juviasplace palettes??β˜†β˜†
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#love #liquidlipstick #haloeye #20likes #amazing #smile #l4l #sunshine #jeffreestar #vegas_nay #igers #eyeshadows #bookworm #africa #makeupaddict #desertdusk #huda #bookish #bookstagram #beautyandbooks #instacool #instago #kyliejenner #woc #colorful

Angelyn - Beauty|Fashion|Books (@angelyns_things)

American Gods
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Finally a new read πŸ˜₯ I was anxiously waiting for my book mail which never came 😒 Instead I snapped this up at a mere Β£3 from The Works. Yes I know it's a tv series cover but I frankly don't give a damn! Just happy to have something new and exciting to read. I've started it and so far it's very intriguing.. I'm not sure how I feel yet so let me finish it and I'll sort out a review. I will most likely also check out the tv series once I've finished the book. This is my first #neilgaiman novel by the way.. here's to many more! Hopefully!
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Some beautiful highlighters from my collection make the perfect pairing - tap for brands. I have a few new beauty bits and pieces so expect some shots soon!
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#bookhaul #americangods #amazonprime #bookmail #highlighters #gildedhoney #makeuprevolution #beautyandbooks #makeupandbooks #glow #highlightpoppin #bookstagram #bookshelf #makeupkit #makeuphaul #tweegram #bestoftheday #happy #igers #igreads #jj #tbt #newbook #constantreader #stephenking #currentread #webstagram #picstitch

Angelyn - Beauty|Fashion|Books (@angelyns_things)

Lacura Mud Mask
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I finally cracked open the alleged #glamglow youthmud dupe. I have tried the Youthmud and can say this is very similar in colour texture and smell. But it does lack the bits of green tea leaves and this is grainier. As for performance it's very similar and I realise both are not quite suitable for my sensitive skin. The @aldiuk Lacura mask is harsher and has a very tingly feeling. The addition of the grains makes it even harsher so if you have dry sensitive skin you will probably want to give both a miss, but particularly the Lacura. I think I should have applied this just to my t zone (duh πŸ˜•) as my nose looks squeaky clean and smooth as does my blemish prone forehead with not a blocked pore in sight. I will give this to someone who has oily skin as I think it will work beautifully for them. My skin is not red or damaged from the mask just feels tingly and a little tight on my cheeks. All in all as it does specifically say not suitable for sensitive skin on it (double duh for me as I read this after) I would say it's a fab mask and much cheaper alternative to the Glamglow one.
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#aldi #glamglow #youthmud #photooftheday #instapic #beautifulthings #beautyblogger #ukblogger #beautyroutine #skincareroutine #skincareaddict #skincarereviews #beautyreviews #koreanbeauty #kbeauty #instabeauty #instaglam
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #beautyandbooks #bankholiday #facemasksunday

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Graftobian HD Creme Foundation Palette
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I recently did my sister's wedding makeup and although she has the @narsissist Sheer Glow foundation I had to bring my trusty @graftobianmakeup HD foundation palette too. It honestly performs so well as foundation, concealer, bronzer and contour. It is not drying or thick and you can custom mix colours and formulas to create the look you need. I used a drop of facial oil directly into the pan and picked up product with my beauty blender to get a really smooth hydrating base. It is compact and no mess as it's a cream formula. It's such good value for money and full coverage or can be sheered down to just get a light wash of colour. Love this stuff! I remember @gossmakeupartist Wayne Goss raved about this back in the day and I wholeheartedly agree with him!
If you are a makeup artist and starting out try this.
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#graftobian #waynegoss #foundation #contour #bridalmakeupartist #weddingmakeup #bridalmakeup #makeupkit #holygrail #artist #affordablemakeup #drugstoremakeup #instagramhub #iphoneonly #follow #igdaily #bestoftheday #happy #picstitch #tagblender #jj #sky #nofilter #fashion #followme

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Are you there God, it's me Makeup?
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I know.. an odd book choice but I spotted this at the charity shop and it brought back so many memories of reading all the Judy Blume classics at school. I did re-read this book about bullying and it was a pretty disturbing read actually. β˜†β˜†what were your favourite pre-teen angst books growing up?β˜†β˜†
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Concealer was my very first makeup item (or possibly mascara I can't remember) anyway here is my little collection of current favourites.
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#bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #beautyandbooks #bookish #bibliophile #judyblume #areyoutheregoditsmemargaret #childhoodbooks #concealer #narsradiantcreamy #kyliejenner #tyga #lifeofkylie #goodbooks #angst #makeupaddict #favouriteauthor #maybelline #agerewind #macaddict #affordablemakeup #dupe #post #sunday

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A Classic Red
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I feel like you can never go wrong with a classic red lip. My preference is Orange undertone rather than blue however sometimes any red will do the trick to give me that confidence!
What's your favourite red lippie??
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#iphonesiaΒ #instafashionΒ #shoes
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Afterglow
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@milanicosmeticsuk Afterglow Strobe light Powder Highlight. This is so creamy and beautiful I just had to swatch it for you along with my #currentread (starting it again for the 3rd time πŸ˜’) The Woman in Black. I'm so easily distracted by other books and this isn't the most intriguing read so I feel I really have to persevere. But I am determined to get through it this time particularly as I'm low on alternative reads πŸ˜‚ Have you ever had to really try to get into a book only to be pleasantly surprised?
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#milani #vegas_nay #glowtothegods #makeupaddict #makeupflatlays
#beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #beautifulthings #beautyblogger #ukblogger #instaglam #swatch #makeupinspo #bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #beautyandbooks #bookish #bibliophile

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Nails did..
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Decided to get some #instaclaws #nailart for my sister's wedding on Saturday. I live for marble so had to incorporate that and a little bling as it will be a half Indian wedding πŸ˜† If anyone is interested I had them done by Robert at Glitter and Nails in Shirley Solihull.Ignore the dry cuticles there was only so much magic Robert could work on me πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
I'm doing my sister's bridal makeup too so wish me luck! We are going for a rose gold glitter lid courtesy of @stilacosmetics with a warm crease using my @morphebrushes 350m palette and some #ardelldemiwispies and my trusty @narsissist
Sheer Glow foundation. I love this for brides as it gives a fresh full coverage base that isnt drying. β˜†
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#bigfatindianwedding #angloindianwedding #bridalmakeup
#chickenclaws #instanails #marblenails #nudenails #acrylicnails #narssheerglow #narsfoundation #beautyaddict #ombrenails #glitternails #gelnails #diamantenails #weddingbells #bridalmakeupartist #weddingmakeupartist #sisterswedding #nailstagram #nailswag

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K Skincare
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As part of my panicked #sephora purchases in June I chose from two famous Korean brands @Skinfood_official and @Caolionuk. I have heard so much about the pore cleansing hot and cold duo but needed to wait until my pores were quite clogged as my skin is sensitive so didn't want to use quite harsh products unless I really needed to. The next item is almost the opposite in that it is a coconut hydrating mask to protect soothe and keep moisture locked in. β˜†β˜†what is your #kbeauty fave?β˜†β˜† #beautyhaul #flatlays #caolion
#kpop #koreanskincare #beautyblogger #ukblogger #sheetmasks #skincareroutine #koreanskincareaddict #skincarereviews #beautyreviews #koreanbeauty #instabeauty #instaglam
#skinfood #bookworm #booklover #beautyandbooks #koreancosmetics

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Glamglow Dupe?!
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So I totally bought into the Aldi hype and purchased the Lacura Exfoliating Mud Mask with clay, green tea, witch hazel and red algae. Apparently Aldi stores can't keep up with the demand of these since a lot of people find the mask an amazing bargain and a dupe for GlamGlow's Youth Mud at a fraction of the price. I paid Β£5.99 for this and given the way my skin has been behaving I have high hopes for this!
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#aldi #glamglow #youthmud #photooftheday #instapic #beautifulthings #beautyblogger #ukblogger #beautyroutine #skincareroutine #skincareaddict #skincarereviews #beautyreviews #koreanbeauty #kbeauty #instabeauty #instaglam
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #beautyandbooks

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#currentread
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Really enjoying Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Can you believe the first time I read it I didn't enjoy it that much? I'm really not sure why now as I'm finding it immensely creepy and enjoyable to read.
Have you ever appreciated a book more the second time around?
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@beccacosmetics Chrissy x Becca palette
@makeuprevolution Renaissance lipsticks
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#bookchat #bookshelf #bookreview #shelfie #constantreader #salemslot #dracula #vampirefiction #vampire #buffy #horror #horrorfiction #horrorlit #darktower #rolanddeschain #becca #makeupmurah #makeupjunkie #beautyandbooks #gaintrick #makeuprevolution #revolution #revoholic #revolution.cult #lipstick #makeupandbooks #igreads #readersofig
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