beauty, fashion, summer

EVERYDAY SUMMER MAKEUP ROUTINE

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During the summer i mostly try and stay away from makeup,because humidity + mascara usually = racoon eyes (not cute ). But on the rare time that I’m going somewhere nice or going out for a special occasion ( 4th of July anyone ) i like wear makeup to look somewhat presentable and to give me a little confidence boost!

I like to keep my makeup as natural as possible, so here are the products i would use for a summery makeup look:

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Before I apply any makeup whatsoever I will moisturize and prime my face using the Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser and Benefit’s PoreFessional

I will ether use a bb cream  such as Garnier BB Cream or if I need extra coverage i will use my Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in the shade honey (im so money). I will then my powder to set my makeup. Sometimes I will add some Bronzer if I feel I’m looking extra pale and I’ve been loving the Bourjois Delice de Poudre.

I don’t wear any eyeshadow for an everyday look( but i will show you guys a more dramatic look very soon!!!).  I instead train my focus on my lashes and I try and make them as bold as possible. My holy grail mascara is definitely my Benefit They’re Real and I have been using this mascara for years now and I haven’t found any other dupes that have came close to beating Benefit’s They’re Real

To finish my look I will usually just use some chapstick like Vaseline Lip Therapy in Rose as it gives my lips a hint of color.

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Thank you for reading this post

Siobhan

xxx

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beauty, fashion, travel

ALL THINGS TRAVEL- TRAVEL ESSENTIALS,TIPS FOR IN FLIGHT AND WHAT TO WEAR

Ahhhhh…summer is finally here, if you are lucky enough to be going anywhere this summer whether it be across the globe, a roadtrip (or even if you spending a weekend at your grandparents house I don’t care hehe) then this blog post is for you….and for me since im visting New York this summer….Ahhh.. to visit some family and catch up with my old friends from home ( you can probably tell im excited). What im not excited about is the looong flight, so hopefully this post will help.

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

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some essentials I forgot to include my travel essentials are:

-headphones

-sickness relief tablets

-sunglasses

-hand sanitazr

-suncreen

-gum

and of course your pass port and any other travel documents you need!!!

BEAUTY TIPS FOR YOUR FLIGHT

If you are going on a long-haul flight like me or even a short flight these tips will help you look less monster and more human when you step off the plane

1. WATER WATER WATER

Days before your flight, ensure that your drinking an abundance of water and during the flight ensure your always keeping hydrated its the best way to prevent all kinds of nasty sicknesses you can catch on planes

2. WHAT TO USE AND WHAT TO AVOID

If you are wearing makeup on your flight or are going to put some on before you step of the plane ensure to use the right kind.

Use natural plant-based products to protect your skin and retain its moisture ( the cabin crew on flights do this!!)

Avoid water-proof masacra as this will dry out your lashes

3. TAKE IT OFF

Take off your makeup if you can while your on the flight and use a hydration mask to retain your skins moisture. If you don’t want to break out a whole spa session on board, use facial sprays to stay hydrated

4.MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE,MOISTURIZE!

Seriously moisturize as much as you can and not just your face!! Dont forget your legs, arms and lips!!

5. FRIZZY HAIR DONT CARE

If your hair is getting frizzy try using a hydration  spray like my essentials or use a pea sized amount of head cream or lip balm to smooth out your locks

6. WHAT TO EAT

Avoid caffeine or alcohol on flights and try to go for fresh food e.g fruits, vegetables over processed food

WHAT TO WEAR

I will always bring a pair of comfy shoes with me while i travel. I love my Topshop skater shoes (included in essentials) because they are so easy to slip on and off in security ,  and i tend to keep my look as homeless as possible (seriouslyy). I love leggings for flights aswell as bringing a comfy sweater and fluffy socks with me for during the flight as airplanes are alwaysss freezing

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CHRISTMAS OUTFITS IDEAS!!

So finally my winter break is here! Sorry i haven’t been posting as much as I’ve been swamped with finals but they’re finally over and i cant wait to spend winter break posting more blogs for you guys.

With winter break comes alot of activities, winter parties, ugly Christmas sweater parties, ice skating, Christmas shopping and more! I’m going to show you guys some outfit ideas suitable for whatever your doing this Christmas break!

Outfit 1.

ICE SKATING/ PLAYING IN THE SNOW

My tips for going out in the freezing cold is to layer, layer, layer!

Layer this gorgeous detailed top for urban outfitters with this checkered shirt form forever 21. I love the detail on this top to add a pop of glam to your outfit and the checkered shirt gives you comfort and style and is only £15.00!!. Who says you cant look cute at freezing cold temperatures?!

Check out the Top:http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5110446375675&parentid=WOMENS-BLOUSES-SHIRTS-EU#/

Check out the checkered shirt: http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=top_blouses&ProductID=2000118858&VariantID=

The most important thing you need to brace the cold is a comfy jacket. I found this one on Hollister for £69 and its fur lined! So this will definitely keep you cozy while you get pelted with snowballs

Check it out: http://www.hollisterco.com/shop/uk/girls-jackets-jackets-and-coats/san-pedro-bay-denim-jacket-3383069

Add a pair of dark demin jeans like these ones from Topshop. I love these because they’re warm but have edgy zippers on the side to add detail and texture

Check them out :http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/jeans-446/moto-zip-ankle-jamie-jeans-3911423?bi=1&ps=20

Finally add some colourful hats and scarfs to keep you cozy and the look is completed!

hat and scarf:http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_5,acc_5.32/6911589900

2. CHRISTMAS EVE!

Christmas eve is hands down the best night of the year, so your pajamas need to be perfect, am i right! But you dont need to fork out £70 for pajamas at Victoria Secret when you can find amazingly cheap ones in the high street. Sleeping never looked so fashionable!

These pajamas are great to mix and match. Check them out: http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_5.13/6974634451

A bunny…onsie..what?!! This is the cutest onsie i think i have ever seen ( and ive seen quite a few)Just put this on and hop into bed (get it….hop.. pun intended hehe)

Check it out: http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=intimates&ProductID=2000129850&VariantID=

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY!!

I love ugly Christmas sweater parties but who says the sweaters cant be ugly yet fashionable?

Topshop:£46

Bow sweater Bethany Mota Collection at Aeropostale

CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Christmas parties are one of the best parts of the  Christmas season and lace is huge for this winter season. These dresses are perfect!

Your very own Cinderella dress..

This dress from Hollister has amazing detail and has many layers so it is  flowly and perfect for parties. It is supersoft and pretty lace detailing with shine sequins at bust, you’ll sparkle like a snowflake!

Check it out:http://www.hollisterco.com/shop/uk/girls-dresses-dresses-and-jumpsuits/wheeler-springs-shine-dress-3514120

This dress from MissGuided incorporates the lace trend and layers different textures,  it has a puffball skirt, and  triangle cut out back detail, and luscious long sleeve lace design infused with sequins making you dazzle and shine

I hope these ideas helped you guys,

Merry Christmas, Siobhan xx

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EASY HAIR STYLES FOR SECOND DAY HAIR

Before you start any hairstyle start by prepping your hair, second day hair can look greasy and dry and dull on the ends to fix this use dry shampoo in your roots the tresemme dry shampoo is my favorite by far

To fix dry ends you can use a smoothing cream or morrocan oil, the mixture between fresh roots and soft ends will make your hair appear even better than freshly washed

This dry shampoo works wonders!

HAIRSTYLE ONE: UPSIDE DOWN BRAIDED BUN

This hairstyle is perfect if you are very active or sporty or if you just like your hair out of your face. It’s super easy to create yet it looks like you’ve spent forever perfecting it!

First brush your hair out getting rid of any knots. Next flip your hair upside down, and instead of braiding your hair normally french braid your hair from the base of your neck until your ear. This might be a bit tricky at first but its easy to get the hand of. Once you’ve braided to your ear tie of with a hair tie, piled all  of your hair on to of your head to create a bun and ta da movie star movie

2. CROWN BRAID

This hairstyle is for you if your like your hair down but still out of your face

First part your hair ether in the middle or in a deep side part, french braid the two sections until your ear then normal braid all the way down. Pull both pieces to the back of your head and secure with a clip. You can leave your hair natural,straight or curly

3.TOP NOT

This top not takes five seconds and looks so chic. Gather your hair into a high ponytail smoothing out any bumps and twist into a bun. Then apply a shine serum to smooth out the top, like L’Oreal shine serum.

4. BEDHEAD

Bedhead? Yes this is the easiest hairstyle, embrace your bed head and turn it into amazing beachy waves.All you have to do is separate your hair into small sections and spritz with some texturizing surf spray; and you look like you’ve just stepped off the beach

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FALL HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPE IDEAS

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day..right? So why not make it tasty! But sometimes we get stuck in a rut and making amazing food can be alot of hard work,today i’m going to show you some healthy breakfast ideas which are fast and easy. These are some-what healthy but its better than stuffing your face with any leftover Halloween candy.

1 –  OVERNIGHT CHIA SEED PUDDING!

Pudding? For breakfast? YES! Chia seeds are amazingly healthy for you and they contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.

WHAT YOU NEED:

– ¼ cup chia seeds or one packet

-1½ cup unsweetened almond milk

– 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

– Any sweetener of your choice eg brown sugar, maple syrup

-Berries of your choice

Mix your chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla and sweetener ( i chose maple syrup) in a bowl and put in the fridge overnight. When you wake up put on any berries of your choices, eat it and your out the door. I love this because it really is so easy.

2- BANANA OAT PANCAKES

These pancakes are so healthy because its doesn’t have any flour and its full of vitamins and fiber and they’re so filling, You can make these in batches, freeze them and heat them up when you want them. You can also add ti these whatever you would like

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

-2/3 Bananas

-2 eggs

-½ cup oats

-½ teaspoon baking powder

– Any topping you would like!

-Maple syrup

Mash the bananas until they are a smooth past, you can make them as thick or smooth as you like.Combine the bananas, oats, any toppings you would like (i love blueberries) and baking power in a bowl.and bend them well. Heat up a frying pan with some non stick spray and pour the batter on. These cook fast so watch them. You know they’re done when their golden brown on each side. Eat them straight away or freeze them, they’re delicious ether way!

THESE MAKE ME SOOO HUNGRY

3. BANANA AND CREAM CHEESE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

Sounds kinda weird right? Maybe but i finally had the courage to try these bad boys last week and i wasn’t disappointed! These take a little bit longer than the rest ( about 15 minutes ) but are well worth it! You can also use the leftover bananas from the last recipe

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

-A few slices whole wheat  bread
-½ a banana
-1-2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
-½ tablespoon honey
-Tablespoon of cinnamon
-1 large egg
-2 tablespoons of almond milk or milk
-2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– Toppings of your choice

Spread the cream cheese on to one slice of the bread. Slice up the banana and lay this on top. One the other slice of bread sprinkle on the cinnamon and honey. Place the slices of bread together to form your sandwich! In a bowl whisk the egg, milk and vanilla. Place your sandwich in the eggy mixture, flipping over to cover both sides. Spray a pan and cook your sandwich on both sides until golden brown. Top with sugar and anything you like.

4- YOGURT PARFAIT

This for me is the easiest recipe but is still just as tasty!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

-Greek yogurt , one pot

-Handful of granola

– Berries like raspberries,cherries, blueberries

– Brown sugar

Pour a little of the Greek yogurt into a bowl, add a few berries and some granola,but don’t stir. Repeat until you reach the top of the bowl. Sprinkle some brown sugar over the top and enjoy!

5- CINNAMON ROLL WAFFLES

Okay so these are defiantly not healthy! But they’re so insanely tasty that i had to show you guys these. I saw these on Kendall Jenner’s instagram and once i tried these i cant stop making them, i’m warning you guys they’re seriously addictive!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

– Can of cinnamon rolls

– Waffle maker

-Cooking spray

Open the can of cinnamon rolls and spray your waffle maker with cooking spray, place each roll and close the waffle maker. When they’re done finish with the icing that comes in the can.

Until my next post

Siobhan xx

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Bad Hair Day? Bad Hair Everyday?? Life Hacks For Bad Hair Days

We all have them days were you roll out of bed to find your hair hasnt quite got the memo that you need to at least look okay but instead is a bird nest piled on top of your head,right?

My biggest tip to try at avoid bad hair days is to wash your hair at night, it ,may seem a small thing to do but it can cut your time in half and wont have you stressing about half wet half dry hair not to mention frizzy.

FLAT HAIR?

One of the worst things about bad hair days is flat hair!!Egh right?!I If you have the same problem try blasting your roost with  a hairdryer for a few seconds and flip back up or if its really flat use a spray bottle with lukewarm water , flip your head upside down and spray 2-3 times, massage into your scalp flip you head back up and viola!! Beauty Queen Hair. If you have a problem with flat hair alot try switching up your routine by conditioning your hair first then shampooing

EW GREASE

Usually bad hair days revolve around those greasy roots you feel like you could fry an egg on. A quick fix for this is always dry shampoo,but they tend to always leave white marks behind no matter how hard i try,white marks your friends point out to you at lunch. To avoid this I recommend TRESemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, its gave me the least amount of hassle and i love it. Dry shampoo works best on blondes but if your hair is brown, try using only a small amount of baby powder or you can even use a little bit of bronzing powder instead! It sounds weird but it actually does work.

FRIZZ?

If you hair naturally has some texture but can turn frizzy in the heat try a smoothing  oil like The body Shop Brazil Nut Define & No-frizz to tame frizzy hair.

HAIRSTYLES

Try this Chiffon Oversized Bow Headwrap from Urban Outiftters turns greasy hair to sylish updo

The best hairstyle for a bad hair day is just simply hiding it! Bun or ponytail, If your trying to hide greasy roots backcomb before pulling your hair back into a ponytail or try a loose messy bun. Even try switching up your parting in your hair for added volume.

I love putting my hair into braids or little space buns before going to bed, that way when you wake up and release the braids all you have to do is add a salt spray try Bumble and bumble surf spray and you’ll have beachy salty waves looking like you walked out of the sea when it reality you came straight from your bed.

Twist ties are my new favorite obsession and they NEVER leave dents in your hair and they look fabulous. I’ve seen these small beauties in just about every store from Urban Outfitters to Topshop.You can try to recreate them by cutting out the elastic band and fabric on an old pair of plain white socks and tying them up, then just tie-dying away.

BUT SOMETIMES WITH HAIR YOU JUST GOTTA

xx Siobhan

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WELCOME TO SIOBHAN SWEET BEAUTY

Hello and welcome to Siobhan Sweet Beauty. This teen beauty blog will help me show you my favourite products fashion tips and tricks ,cooking and d.i.y.s . I’m 15-year-old girl and ive had a passion for beauty and fashion since i could walk. I’m so excited to let the fun begin,so I can share all of my beauty obsessions with other beauty obsessives. As well as giving you my own personal opinion ill also review products you guys can recommend. I hope you’ll enjoy this fun blog and feel free to email me any questions

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