Pretty & Pink | Makeup Look ❤

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Today's makeup look is a slightly different one to my usual looks! I was inspired by the beautiful bright pinks in the floral headband and decided to create a makeup look based on this. I think this look could be perfect for a night out or special occasion; perhaps change the pink shades to more neutral colours! So heres how I created this look..

Skin: To create a flawless yet glowy look. I mixed MAC Studio Fix fluid in NW15 with MAC Strobe Cream. I absolutely love the combination of these two products together, it gives the most perfect coverage but also keeps the skin looking fresh and glowy. I'd really recommend this product combination if you own them both!  

Brows: To fill in Eden's brows I used Anastasia's Dipbrow in 'Dark Brown'. I lightly outlined her eyebrow shape and also filled any gaps. 

Eyes: To start the eye makeup look off I applied Benefit's Stay Dont Stray primer in 'Light/Medium'. For this look I used the MUA Poptastic Palette which I've featured a few times on my blog now. MUA palettes are amazing value for money at only £4.00 and the eyeshadows are so pigmented. I used the lightest shade of pink all over the eye and the darkest shade of pink in the crease. To add some extra depth to the socket I added the purple shade from the palette. To finish off this eye look I created a dramatic winged eyeliner with Collections Liquid Eyeliner in 'Black' and then I applied Primark Beauty 'Sultry' lashes.

Contouring & Highlighting: For contouring I used the Crown Brush 10 Colour Concealer Palette. On top of the contour I applied Bourjois Chocolate bronzer in '52' to add extra definition to the cheek bones. To highlight the tops of Eden's cheekbones and down the centre of her nose I applied Benefit's Highbeam. 

Lips: To finish off this look I applied Rimmel's Apocalips in 'Apocaliptic' which is a gorgeous bold, bright pink!

I hope you enjoy this makeup look and please let me know what other makeup looks you'd like to see. Also please feel free to tweet me (@lindsayfrancesx) or send me a photograph on instagam (@lindsayfrancesmakeup) if you recreate this makeup look; I'd love to see!



Results with Lucy | Review ❤


If you aren't aware of what Results with Lucy is, its an online fitness programme created by Lucy Mecklenburgh from the Only Way is Essex and her personal trainer Cecilia Harris! I originally signed up when they first launched the site back in 2013 and I've loved it ever since. Although I'll be honest and say I have fallen off the band wagon a few times due to uni stress and just life getting in the way really. Since the new year I've been back on it, aiming to work out at least three times a week and eat healthier. I've always had a pretty rubbish diet and over the past two years or so I've noticed my metabolism drastically slow time so I've decided to do something about it.

I'm not going to be posting before and after photographs just yet as I've only been doing it two weeks but I'm hoping by 8 weeks I'll be able to write another in depth review on the results I've achieved! (wish me luck)

What I love most about Results with Lucy is the variety of exercises it has available. I used to always buy workout DVDs by various celebrities and get bored ridiculously quickly of doing the same thing over and over again. Results with Lucy offers cardio, HIT training, yoga, pilates, dance workouts,  gymnastics, anetenatal and so much more. They are constantly adding new content to the site so I can't see myself getting bored any time soon.

I also love the connivence of it! As its online its so easy to just load the website and work out straight away, whether thats on a computer, tablet or your phone. I spent a lot of time on the computer because of my business so I find it great to just quickly throw on my work out clothes and work out for 40 minutes. It really refreshes me and gives me motivation for the rest of the day. I always find I feel so much fitter and generally healthier while I'm working out.

The website also offers specific plans such as 'Six Pack Abs' and 'Wobble to Model' which I personally haven't tried but I've seen amazing results online. The website also contains a real results section which is great motivation. When you see what others have achieved doing the same thing it really spurs you on. Another thing they offer is 'Eat Well' which gives you so many healthy recipes. 

Overall I think you've guessed by now I'd really recommend joining if you want to tone up, get fitter and feel better! 

My tips and tricks 

- I find playing music at the same time as working out really helps me out. I often have Results with Lucy running on one tab and on another I have Spotify playing in the background. I find I go with the beat of the music and it pushes me to go that little bit further when I want to give up!

- Drink lots of water! This was a massive mistake I made when I first started working out. I thought I could do an entire work out without having a drink until the end and I was so, so wrong. I find drinking water before, during and after the workout massively helps my fitness levels.

- Don't set yourself a super strict schedule. I find that if I say I'll work out certain days every week, I simply don't do it. I find excuses or life gets in the way. I personally just aim for three 40-50 minute work outs a week and that way I find it much easier.

- Buy new work out clothes! I found this massively gave me motivation and helped me when I first started out. I know that Missguided are launching their activewear range on Tuesday 20th of January so I'll definitely be checking that out.

- Don't expect abs over night! I'm so guilty of this and often expect results straight after a work out. I find that taking progress photographs every two weeks really helps as you can see how your body is changing and see the comparison.

- Get inspired! I find looking at photographs on Instagram is an amazing way to stay motivated when you are lacking will power!

Have any of you tried Results with Lucy? What do you think?


Boots Haul ❤


Today's post is a mini haul from Boots that I ordered a few weeks ago. I'm definitely going to be on a spending ban in February oops! Anyway here's what I picked up from Boots recently..

I'm sure this concealer needs no introduction to many of you, as this concealer is probably the most talked about concealer in the 'beauty world'. The formula of this product is just incredible. I mostly use this concealer to highlight underneath my eyes (and cover those pesky dark circles), down the bridge of my nose and on my cupids bow. This product claims to last 16 hours and on my skin it definitely does. Many people have also compared this concealer to the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer which is another product I'd like to try out in the future. Although the Nars concealer retails for £22.00 and Collections is only £4.19 so you can see why I continue to repurchase it! I'd hate to think how many times I've repurchased this product in the last 5/6 years! I'd highly recommend this concealer if you haven't tried it before.

Another favourite 'drug store' alternative for me. The Rimmel Exaggerate lipliners are very comparable to the MAC lipliners and are only a fraction of the price. These lipliners are £3.99 and I absolutely love them. The formula is so creamy making it very easy to apply precisely. They last all day and help keep your lipstick perfectly in place. I purchased 'Eastend Snob' which is the perfect nude-pink shade and 'Red Diva' which really needs no explaination at all. I'd highly reccomend these lipliners if you are looking for a cheaper alternative!

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!


Vera Wang Lovestruck | Review ❤

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I'm always on the hunt for a new perfume, although I'm definitely a creature of habit and I find myself buying the same perfumes every time I run out of my current one. My all time favourites are Dior Miss Cherie and Paco Rabanne Lady Million. So when Debenhams had a January sale on perfumes I decided to venture out of my 'perfume convert zone' and try something different for once and I went with Vera Wang Lovestruck.

I've heard a lot about this perfume online and I'm pretty sure I remember when it first came out as the face of this perfume was Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl! The first thing I absolutely love about this perfume is the packaging. Its just stunning and looks lovely displayed on my dressing table. The purple flowers entwined with ribbon is super pretty.

The scent of this perfume is quite girly which personally I'm a fan of. Although its not your typical girly fragrance as it does smell more grown up. The top notes of this perfume are pink guava and angelica flower with  mid notes of tuberose and precious woods. This perfume smells girly and sweet but it isn't over powering in any way.

Whats your favourite perfume?



Selfridges MAC Lipstick Haul ❤

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Left to Right - Heroine, Please Me, Velvet Teddy, Kinda Sexy

Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Today's blog post is going to a MAC lipstick haul that I received last week. I usually order through the MAC website but I really wanted to get my hands on the famous 'Velvet Teddy' lipstick and it was out of stock every where. After lots of googling I ended up finding it available on the Selfridges website. I've never ordered online from them before but thought why not! Also how cute is their packaging - so bright and pretty!

As you can see from the photos above I didn't just order 'Velvet Teddy' oops! I ended up researching popular matte lipsticks from MAC and 'Please Me', 'Heroine' and 'Kinda Sexy' all looked lovely and I decided to purchase them too. I'm a massive fan of matte lipsticks so I was excited to try all of these shades out.

Heroine (Matte)
When I saw this lipstick online I knew I'd absolutely love it. I'm a huge fan of 'Rebel' which is a similar purple shade although slighter darker. This lipstick is a beautiful bright purple shade that will brighten up any makeup look. I'd really recommend this lipstick if you love purple shades!

Please Me (Matte)
This shade isn't a new one for me. 'Please Me' was one of my very first MAC lipstick purchases back in the day when I first got into makeup  but some how I lost it years ago so I'm excited to try it out again. 'Please Me' is the perfect matte every day muted rosy pink shade which would suit all skin tones.

Velvet Teddy (Matte)
The famous 'Velvet Teddy' lipstick. This shade has been made extremely popular by none other than Kylie Jenner recently. I also saw Imogen from Foxy Locks extensions wearing this shade and I knew I needed to have it in my collection. This shade is a brown toned nude and I absolutely love it. Its differently a twist on the standard pink toned nude lipsticks and I've been wearing this lipstick nearly every single day.

Kinda Sexy (Matte) 
The last lipstick I ordered was 'Kinda Sexy'. Another nude lipstick shade but this one isn't quite as dark as 'Velvet Teddy'. I can see myself reaching for this lipstick on a daily basis as it would go perfectly with so many makeup looks! Its a brown toned nude with pink undertones.

What are your favourite matte lipsticks from MAC?

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