The Skin Project Day Eighteen : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Eighteen : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...






I've Signed Up For Glossy Box! : Hello I'm Clo

I've Signed Up For Glossy Box! : Hello I'm Clo

 

Hello I'm Clo!

Glossy Box is what I'd consider a 'Cult' product / brand / thing. Today, I've finally caved in and signed up for three months.

Glossy Box is a box of make up / beauty / skincare products that get delivered to your home once a month in, you guessed it! A glossy box. The idea behind the box is to bring you new beauty products, brands and samples so you can try out all the latest things without having to buy them in normal size not knowing if you're going to like it or not. It takes the risk factor out of beauty buying.




The Skin Project Day Seventeen : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Seventeen : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...

 




Look Beauty Statement Eye Shadows : Hello I'm Clo

Look Beauty Statement Eye Shadows : Hello I'm Clo


Designed, tested and worn by the beauty brains at Look magazine.


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Whilst treating myself to some new make up In Superdrug, I looked at the somewhat sparse 'Look Beauty' section within their make up aisle. Look beauty, by fashion magazine 'Look' are either discontinuing pretty much all their colours or the brand is not being re-stocked by Superdrug. They used to have a great, grand selection of look cosmetics, but this time the shelves were almost bare and what was left was pretty much half price. I picked up three wonderful eye shadow single colours for £2 each. I love a beauty bargain!



Eyebrow Threading : Hello I'm Clo

Eyebrow Threading : Hello I'm Clo 


Hello! I'm Clo,


Eyebrows are either a beauty breakthrough or a beauty bain. Love them or hate them, we all have them. No matter what we've been dealt we're never happy are we? Too thick ,too thin, we're desperate to change their appearance, often all in the name of beauty. 

After having my fair share of threading I thought I'd give you all the low- down of what to expect if you're considering threading and haven't had it done before and give you a taste of my experiences and my advice! 




Waxing used to be my go to for brow maintenance but with the current arch brow trend I simply couldn't achieve balanced, arch brows with waxing alone. My first experience of threading was earlier this year. I helped out a beauty student at college by lending her my brows so she could pass her treading brows assignment. She was learning so I didn't expect too much, overall she did a decent job, even if one brow was slightly more arched than the other, I filled then in and it was fine. 


The Skin Project Day Thirteen : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Thirteen : Hello I'm Clo

So! What's on my face today?



Topshop Mini Haul : Hello I'm Clo

  Topshop Mini Haul : Hello I'm Clo

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Today I found myself having a gander through the TopShop Sale section in their Merry Hill, UK store. To say the store was messy would be an understatement of epic proportion. The store was filthy! Clothes were everywhere, all over the floor (Think chaos and garage sale!) and there was a lot of dust and fluff about. Not chic or fashionable!


That aside I was there and I thought I may as well have a look at their make up collection which is raved about in the bloger-sphere. I picked up a couple of dresses and a couple of make up pieces that have made up todays mini-haul!



The Skin Project Day Eleven : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Eleven : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...



So! As you can probably tell, I look a little different yesterday. Last night I thought i'd try out the new Number 7 exfoliator that I picked up last week. When i used it It felt fine! No sores or anywhere near the pain/ feeling of microdermabrasion. After swilling my face after using the exfoliating machine I notice some sore patches at the side of my nose. This morning I woke up with these on my nose! It looks like I've been sun burnt! My skin is fresh but sore! I think I went a little too gung ho.
A great exfoliator if you're not too heavy handed.


This is funny, because it's not funny but is a totally typical me thing to do!


Tourists For The Day, Upton On Severn: Hello I'm Clo

Tourists For The Day, Upton On Severn: Hello I'm Clo


Hello I'm Clo!

I was a tourist for the day a few weeks ago in Upton On Severn. I really enjoyed my day out with my mum. This is what we saw on our day!





The Skin Project Day Ten : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Ten : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...




Today I was trying out a new sheer pink lipstick! I love it! It's one of those colours that you can wear really sheerly or add more to make it more pigmenty. This lipstick also looks super glossy which I like!
Overall, a very summery look paired with a cute flowery dress and sandals.

The Skin Project Day Eight : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Eight : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...



Today was a shopping and coffee with my nan day, so I kept my make up light. I didn't use a powder or foundation base, I kept my skin bare and focused on eyes and lips. I wore pink shoes and a blue skirt so I used a pink sparkle spring lip teamed with a nude, enhancing eye with tight lined brown eyeliner finished off with a few coats of mascara to draw attention to my eyes.


Sleek Mulberry Sheen Lipstick : Hello I'm Clo

Sleek Mulberry Sheen Lipstick : Hello I'm Clo

Sleek Make Up True Colour Mulberry 788 

Vitamin E Sheen Finish Lipstick

 

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Since Lorde boomed into our ears last year, and appeared on every celebrity blog / website / youtube channel possible I've been captivated by her choice of lip colour. Her pale skin and bold, dark, somewhat haunting lip really captivated me and made me want to be a little more adventurous with my lip colours. Dark lip and white skin really looks great, especially in winter time.





The Skin Project Day Seven : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Seven : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...





Skater Girl Skateboard : Hello I'm Clo

Skater Girl Skateboard : Hello I'm Clo


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As university is just around the corner I thought I'd order something that I think will make my social life easier; a skateboard. 
As a big fan of Fun For Louis I felt compelled to purchase a skateboard. I saw how great it was to just nip to places on a penny board and hang out with friends and explore using penny boards as a free mode of transport, that's a lot quicker than walking.



The Skin Project Day Six : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Six : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...







The Skin Project Day Five : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Five : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...





By simply lining the eyes and then lining the lips with a base colour, then fill in with a classic colour that suits your skin tone makes a really simplistic defined look.


Blue Jeans Striped Converses : Hello I'm Clo

Blue Jeans Striped Converses : Hello I'm Clo

Hello! I'm Clo,

Last week I picked up a real bargain whilst out shopping for shoes with A. I actually felt quite guilty when I picked these bargain shoes up, as the point of the shopping trip was to get some new shoes for A - Not me! 

Ever since I got my first pair of Converse ( In silver ) I've been hooked. The comfort factor is off the scale, you can walk in them for miles, they're easy to transport for travelling ( They squish ) and most importantly for a fashionista like me: They can pretty much go with any outfit. One friend of mine even wore her converse to prom! 





The Skin Project Day Three : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day Three : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...




Today was officially my 'Day Off', however I spent the day running errands for work and looking after my Nan. I went out for lunch, so I wanted to look acceptable and so used make up to extenuate my natural looks as I didn't fancy putting lots of make up on and wanted an almost 'Make Up Free' day in order to let me skin do its thing for the day.


The Skin Project Day Two : Hello I'm Clo

The Skin Project Day One : Hello I'm Clo

This is what you see...





Today I'm at work, so minimal make up is required as I don't have many meetings and will be staring at a screen all day and my Mac Book is not going to appreciate my make up! I'm going for minimal, smart work appropriate make up with a pop of colour provided by lipstick!



Sleek Rio-Rio World Cup Palette : Hello I'm Clo

Sleek Rio-Rio World Cup Palette : Hello I'm Clo

Sleek Make Up i~Divine Mineral based Eyeshadow Palette 

'Rio-Rio' Limited Edition. 424

 

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Now, I'm not one for football, let alone the world cup and up until to day the only participation I had in the world cup was eating two 'Limited Edition' football donuts from Krispy Kreme. Today I purchased the Sleek I Divine Rio Rio palette, which is an eyeshadow palette in homage to the 2014 world cup. It's full of festival fever and jam packed of Brazilian national colours. It's a bright and bold palette that I new I just had to have! 




Kissable Lips 24/7 : Hello I'm Clo

Kissable Lips 24/7 : Hello I'm Clo


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I found this blog in my 'Draft' section. I wrote this six months ago... How my writing style has changed in that time. Never the less I thought i'd post it anyway.

Today I'm talking about a little habit of mine that has turned into a daily routine. Whilst I was on my Acne tablets I suffered with very dry (Peel off dry) skin. It was a side effect I'd been warned of but I simply did not expect it to be as ferocious or attention seeking as it was!
My skin was peeling everywhere and my lips really began to suffer. When we have baby soft lips, we don't think about what it's like to not have them. I discovered and it wasn't pretty! My lips cracked, split and peeled. It was at that point that I realised that without some sort of  routine, water and hydration alone was not going to resolve my new found issue! I started using lip balms and lip nourishing creams as daily standard, beauty practice. I asked around and found out what everyone else was using that agreed with their plump, healthy and glowing lips!



A girl needs kissable lips!


Hello I'm Clo Blog First Birthday! : Hello I'm Clo

Hello I'm Clo Blog First Birthday! : Hello I'm Clo

 

 Hello I'm Clo!



I can't believe it's my blog's first birthday! As if an entire year has gone by! It seams like yesterday I nervously pushed the big orange 'Publish' button and let the internet into my world.

So much has happened in the past year. It really is crazy how time goes by! I've had an awesome year and I can't wait to add more and write more on my blog! I've also this year become a fully qualified make up artist!









In the past 365 days i've had many serious skin treatments for my acne and eczema, both of which I can now say are well and truly behind me! Thank goodness, I never thought i'd be able to confidently say that. I've dreamed of saying that for so long!

I'm really glad I started my blog when I had skin conditions as I feel it helped build my confidence and help others. Over the past year I've written about pretty much anything and everything, however I now feel i'm streamlining into more Make Up blogging. I'll stick to what I know! There will be fashion, lingerie and lifestyle posts from now and again, so don't think i'm resigning from those types of blog posts completely. I'm just streamlining and specializing in order to be the most knowledgeable I can be if order to help you guys! The same with my YouTube channel. I've found my writing stride recently and soon i'm hoping i'll find my filming stride. It's a working progress currently.






As it is the Blog's birthday, I decided it was time for a make-over for the make up blog. Regular readers will notice that the blog has a new colour scheme and lay out. I find this new one to be clearer and to the point! The blog now has its own home too at www.helloimclo.co.uk how posh is that!?

Thank you all for baring with me! It's been a very personal, very difficult year and I'm grateful for your lovely comments which brought me up when I was down.







My blog has been a real learning curve and has taught me a lot about myself and others. My writing has developed, I've developed and I've been able to track my progress which is totally awesome. I've created something that I'm very proud of. 

Here's to the next year and the many more after that!



Speak soon,
Lots of love,

Clo : -))



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Going Halves : Hello I'm Clo

Going Halves : Hello I'm Clo

I'm usually an all or nothing girl...

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Having a job where you sit and sip coffee and eat cake all day everyday was once my dream, however the reality is that you end up appreciating food less and gaining weight, both things no girl ever dreams of.

With a job like mine, sat in front of a desk staring at a computer screen for hours at a time it's all too easy to mistake boredom for hunger and go grab the biscuits. Before you know it the packet is gone and you're bloating, struggling to feel comfortable in your ever tighter jeans. Trust me, I know this ain't pretty. So not only was I abusing food at my desk, but I was also abusing food when out on meetings, dinners and lunches.

With the scales going skywards and my body confidence lagging I decided I not only needed to change my attitude towards food but i'd actually have to change my lifestyle.

Stargazer Neon UV Lipsticks : Hello I'm Clo


Stargazer Neon UV Lipsticks : Hello I'm Clo 

Neon Lipstick - What's not to love?

 

Back in May, when I attended Beauty UK and World Skills I picked up a few goodies from Stargazer.  When I saw Stargazer at IMATS it reminded me to write a post all about these amazing UV lipsticks. 

There isn't a neon or glow in the dark lipstick that springs straight to mind. There are, on occasions gimmicks by high street brands and drug store brands, however, when I found these stargazer lip colours and after the ladies demonstration with a UV light pen, I was well and truly sold. I bought four colours; Blue, Pink, Yellow, Orange.

I've swatched the colours below:




As you can see, when I hold the colours up to my face It showcases just how bright they are!
I have no make up on, in this scary photo below but these lip colours would finish and bring alive a make-up look. I think the orange, pink and blue would suit any skin tones, however the yellow may not suit darker skin tones.






Life Update : Hello I'm Clo

Life Update: Hello I'm Clo


What's happening / Where you at girl?

Hello! I'm Clo,

As it's Monday, the start of the week. I thought I'd start off by giving you all a little update as to what's happening in my life right about now.

2014 so far has been a crazy roller coaster ride of 'Stuff'. It's turning out to be a really amazing year. I've met so many new friends, had some amazing experiences and created some incredible memories that I won't be forgetting anytime soon. I'm so determined and focused at work, I'm forever challenged and strive forward daily to produce the best stuff I possibly can, for current projects and other awesome projects that will come to light, later on in the year.

So between work and play, 2014 has been a great year so far, then throw in my relationship to that mix (Amazing!).  This year is going pretty well! I'm currently in a very happy place indeed. I've got smile lines and laughter wrinkles - Time to test some moisturisers I think!





 

WHAT IS HAPPENING!?

World BodyPainting Festival : Hello I'm Clo

World Body Painting Festival : Hello I'm Clo

Daily Mail Article Here




The event, descried as an art, music and fashion show invited artists from 47 countries to compete and celebrate body art in a small town in Australia. This years competition theme was 'Pop Art!'







Foot Rehab : Hello I'm Clo

Foot rehab | Hello I'm Clo


Why quality and perhaps sometimes expensive trainers are a good investment



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Rehab: a thing, esp. a building, that has been rehabilitated or restored.
Recently, now we've stepped into the new season I've been wearing heeled sandals. White stiletto healed sandals to be exact. They're my new summer fling and I love them dearly, for their elegant look, smooth fit and chameleon ability to blend seamlessly with many an outfit as well as make a bold yet blank, block colour statement with other looks.  They're the epitome of day to night dressing and throughout the summer I guarantee i'll wear them to death, until it's time to cover up my toes as the Autumn British weather sets in.





Smells Like Rhubarb : Hello I'm Clo

Smells Like Rhubarb : Hello I'm Clo

 

In one of my recent posts 'Tourist For A Day' I briefly spoke about one of my favorite shops ever that has in fact featured on this blog before in 'A blogger's paradise'. Rhubarb is in the gorgeous town of Malvern. It's one of those shops that just totally sucks you in with their eye-catching displays, colour filled windows and eclectic collection of all things gifts! 






Life In Instagram Polaroids : Hello I'm Clo

Life In Instagram Polaroids : Hello I'm Clo

Tangible, in my hand, real life memories.

 

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Many a Youtuber, Blogger and student has had their favorite moments captured and uploaded online. Many have now bucked the trend to get their online moments printed onto tangible products such as canvas boards, magnets, calenders and polaroids. 
After my amazing trip to Glasgow with my friend Laura Hill MUA ( See the Vlog series here) I wanted to create a scrapbook of memories from the trip using photographs. It was at the same time I stumbled upon Polagram; a website that allows you to select your favorite Instagram photographs to be printed on Polaroids and sent to you via post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was £12 for 50 Instagram prints delivered to my door within 3 working days. Mine arrived within 2 days and arrived in the cutest little package.  All 50 Polaroid prints fitted into this Polaroid brown box.



IMATS Make Up Show, London: Hello I'm Clo

IMATS Make Up Show, London: Hello I'm Clo




HELLO! I'm Clo!






So this weekend I attended London Imats at London Olympia, Kensington. Imats is the international make up artists trade show. It's a show where the Industry unite to showcase their work and make up suppliers showcase their products to the students, pros and supporters of the industry. In short, it's kind of like the clothes show to professional make up artists and make up enthusiasts. 


The Ultimate Brush Collection : Hello I'm Clo

The Ultimate Brush Collection : Hello I'm Clo

The Body Shop Brush Pack

 

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A few weeks ago in my Lust List post I spoke about my want/ need of new make up brushes that were high quality and long lasting. I wanted a selection of brushes from one brand to create a full brush collection. This week I caved in and bought the Ultimate Brush Set, as featured in my lust list for £45 from The Body Shop in Solihull. I then got a  further £4.50 taken off the total at the till with my Body Shop reward card. 

All brushes are cruelty free and made from synthetic materials that are super soft and perfect for applying make up.