Essie Button http://www.essiebutton.com UK Beauty Blogger Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:04:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Current Autumn Lip Look http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/21/current-autumn-lip-look/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/21/current-autumn-lip-look/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:50:37 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4676 I remember a time when I would’ve run for the hills at the sight of a lipliner. They seemed so old-fashioned, but something inside my brain switched and now I’m turning into a crazy lip-liner addict and I always want more, more, MORE LINERS! I think I like them so much...

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ud_clarins ud_clarins I remember a time when I would’ve run for the hills at the sight of a lipliner. They seemed so old-fashioned, but something inside my brain switched and now I’m turning into a crazy lip-liner addict and I always want more, more, MORE LINERS! I think I like them so much because they’re accurate, they’re usually quite matte and they stay in my lips way longer than most lipsticks. Of course they work well underneath lipsticks, glosses etc. but I also love them all on their own!

My current go-to lip combo has been the Urban Decay Glide-On Lip Pencil in the shade Turn On. It’s the only UD liner I own, but it was a love at first sight kinda thing, it’s SO moisturising and creamy, but it also stays put! It’s a mix between a bright berry and an everyday pink (UD describes it as a rose pink with a soft pearl) so it’s perfect for this time of year. Like I mentioned I do wear liners on their own, but I think this particular liner looks amazing with a bit of the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in the shade Rose Shimmer. I just add a bit to the center of my lips and it gives them a reflective, pouty glow.

Please, please please tell me your favourite lip liners! What do you think of this look?

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My Travel Make-Up Routine: Istanbul http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/20/travel-make-routine-istanbul/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/20/travel-make-routine-istanbul/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:31:30 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4667

You didn’t think I’d go on a trip to Istanbul and NOT film a video did you?! Travel makeup is always kind of stressful because you’re working with limited supplies (I’m a lady who likes options) and you’re not in your usual surroundings. I decided to head to...

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You didn’t think I’d go on a trip to Istanbul and NOT film a video did you?! Travel makeup is always kind of stressful because you’re working with limited supplies (I’m a lady who likes options) and you’re not in your usual surroundings. I decided to head to the rooftop and do my makeup outside because it was such a beautiful day and I had to soak up as much sun as I could. I think I did a pretty good job jam packing my Zoella Beauty Makeup Bag with the essential products, but watch for yourself and let me know what you would pack if you were going away.

As I mentioned in the video, Olay asked me to work with them as part of #EverydayFlawless Week which is all about achieving polished and perfected skin. I was testing out the Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream , which is just as much a beauty product as it is a skincare product! It’s a lightweight CC cream, but  it still evens out the skin tone, minimises the look of pores and moisturised my poor dry skin. To find out more visit Beauty Recommended on Facebook or Twitter (@BeautyRecommend) or search #EverydayFlawless.

I used my Barry M Natural Glow 2 Palette, some Pixi Lash Line Ink, a bit of cream blush and Tanya Burr’s Lipgloss in Exotic Island to top it all off! I hope you enjoyed watching my travel makeup routine & liked the end of the video for some more of Istanbul! Yum, pomegranates!

*P&G/Olay collaboration

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Sunday Morning Pamper Session http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/19/sunday-morning-pamper-session/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/19/sunday-morning-pamper-session/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:51:57 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4654 Normally my pamper sessions happen on Sunday night, but I woke up this morning feeling like taking it easy. There’s something about taking your time with face masks and long showers on a Sunday isn’t there? Normally I feel so rushed in the mornings, so it’s nice to slow...

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sunday sunday sundaysunday sunday Normally my pamper sessions happen on Sunday night, but I woke up this morning feeling like taking it easy. There’s something about taking your time with face masks and long showers on a Sunday isn’t there? Normally I feel so rushed in the mornings, so it’s nice to slow things down and have a zen moment.

In the shower (love a bit of steam) I used the Fresh Rose Cleansing Foam & when I got out I applied the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive, which Claire recommended to me. I have to agree with her when she says it smells like feet, but I think it works really well as a 10 minute morning & evening skin pick-me-up. I’m big into using resurfacing masks because my skin can be quite uneven & I’m always battling those tiny little bumps, grr! As the mask was going to work I threw a couple of the Elemis Hydra-Gel Eye Masks to bring some life back to my under eye zone. They’re really cooling on the skin and help to de-puff and de-stress tired eyes, really relaxing!

After rinsing my face I reached for my Sarah Chapman Morning Facial which I use constantly! It’s the perfect balance between an evening treatment and a product convenient for the AM. It sinks in really quickly and really does act like a morning facial! Don’y forget the eye cream! Today I used one by Estelle & Thild (gahh the cute packaging)! As all of that was doing its magic I slathered by body in Caudalie Divine Oil, which I’ve fallen back in love with. Finished off with a layer of Ilia Balmy Days and a spritz of my Lazy Sunday Morning perfume (how fitting?).

After drying my hair and applying MINIMAL makeup I made myself a cuppa, read Lena Dunham’s book and now I’m typing this post! Love a lazy Sunday!

Do you ever have morning pamper sessions? How are you spending your Sunday?

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Found in Film http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/18/found-film/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/18/found-film/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:48:55 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4597

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It’s always nice to rediscover moments captured on film. We finally got our film from the Scandinavia trip (and a few from weeks prior) developed and I thought I’d share some of the photos with you, in no particular order.

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Power Protein Soup Recipe! #EssieEats http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/16/power-protein-soup-recipe-essieeats/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/10/16/power-protein-soup-recipe-essieeats/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:49:23 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4586

As soon as the weather starts to get a bit chilly the first thing I crave is some hot soup! Sadly I’ve been hit with a terrible cold (I always get sick in the Autumn grr!) so this soup is going to be on the menu for most of the week!...

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As soon as the weather starts to get a bit chilly the first thing I crave is some hot soup! Sadly I’ve been hit with a terrible cold (I always get sick in the Autumn grr!) so this soup is going to be on the menu for most of the week! It’s so easy to make it and the best part is that you can keep it in the fridge & reheat it throughout the week. Of course you can add or change any part of this recipe, but this is how I like to make it. I was under the impression that this was a vegan recipe, but I didn’t know Worcestershire Sauce had anchovies in it, so if you’re veggie/vegan just skip that ingredient.

I’ve been loving the tweets & Instagrams from those of you who have already made it! Now, off to the kitchen I go to make another batch! What’s your favourite cold weather soup?

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