Beauty Facts Worth Knowing

Hi Beauties

I’m abit of a nerd and love to learn new things, so I have put together this  list of useful beauty facts for all the makeup users worth knowing:

  • 80% of women’s wrinkles are caused by excessive sun exposure.
  • On average women use thier height in lipstick every 5 years.
  • MAC was founded by two men named Frank in 1985.
  • Even though they seem to be the same, “dermatologist tested” does not mean the same as “dermatologist approved’
  • The average morning routine for a Monday is about 76 minutes, but by Friday it drops down to just 19 minutes!
  • Avoid getting anything waxed during your period. Your skin is more tender and sensitive during your menstrual cycle. Three to four days after your period ends is when your pain tolerance is highest, so aim for that window of time for your next wax.
  • Submerging wet nails into cold water for 3 mins – polish will dry immediately.
  • A shot glass full of sunscreen is enough to cover your whole body, reapply that every 2 hours.
  • Number one beauty product used by women is mascara.
  • Average age majority of women start wearing make up is 13-15.
  • 61% of women only  wash their makeup brushes once a month.
  • Women spend 474 days of their lives putting on makeup.
  • 54 items are found in an average makeup collection.
  • 100% of makeup testers are contaminated with a variety of germs, from the type of staph bacteria found on doorknobs to E. coli, a fecal bacteria transmitted via contaminated hands.

Quite eye opening! 

Until next time xx

SS

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Beauty Bucket List

Hi Beauties

I’ve compiled a beauty bucket list! Some I have already ticked off – have you done any of these?

  • Create my own lashes!
  • Have my makeup done by a makeup artist
  • Learn how to do raw gruesome Halloween makeup
  • Own all the colours of one of my favourite lipstick brands
  • Create my own coffee skin scrub
  • Own my own laser hair removal device 
  • Learn how to do the perfect pedicure (cannot seem to paint my toenails perfectly!!)
  • Have a beauty room in my home along with ring lights and storage!
  • Have blush palette collection
  • Makeover someone and give them a great new look!
  • Grow my hair up to my waist! 
  • Pull of coloured winged eyeliner 
  • Find the perfect primer for my skin!!!!!
  • Successfully copy a celeb makeup look 
  • Learn how to colour conceal
  • Visit a makeup factory/production line
  • Make my own shade of foundation 

What are some of your bucket list items??

Until next time 

S xx

Gym Beauty Essentials

Hi Beauties 

I’ve short listed the best beauty items to have for all you gym junkies out there. It can be hard finding what works for you when you have a big sweat session so these are the items that have worked for me!

BB or CC creams

There are loads out there, I recommend getting one suitable for your skin type. For example if you have oily skin get the matte BB creams, if you have acne issues grab the CC creams that cover redness and blemishes. What’s great about these is that they are quite light and don’t give you that ‘I’m wearing makeup’ look so it still lets your skin breathe! 

I use the Rimmel Matte BB cream it’s actually quite high coverage for a BB cream but feels quite light! Well done Rimmel!

Blotting paper 

The reason I’m putting this down is for those of you who workout at lunchtime and have to return to work or have somewhere important to go to after the gym. Even if you have a quick shower after the workout our body still continues to excrete sweat after we have stopped working out so the blotting paper is a good way of absorbing any post workout sweat that you may have after showering etc

Dry Shampoo

For obvious reasons…. if you don’t have time to shower it does soak up excess oil / sweat great for a quick pick me up! There are so many varieties the range has grown so much the last couple of years!




Facial Mist

Use this as a refreshing finish after you change and head out. There are some great mists out there full of cucumber, rose, aloe Vera, coconut grab whatever appeals to you and indulge your skin!



Waterproof mascara

I say waterproof because of the sweat and showering unless you are careful and avoid getting your face wet during the shower. Mascara is a subtle touch if you leave a bare face!

Lotion + shimmer



Tinted shimmer lotions or ones you make yourself are awesome for the gym because they give your face and body a natural glow and it’s great for hydrating your skin!


Share your go to gym items in the comments below! 
Until next time xx 

SS