Quick & Easy Valentine’s Makeup Look

Dudes, before you overlook this post thinking to yourself, “Corinne, I really don’t need to watch another video with far too many steps to be practical, with far too many products for anyone to necessarily own”, this post is different.

Yes it’s a Valentine’s Day inspired post, but it actually is really quick, easy, and there’s no red lip in sight.backgrounderI know most Valentine’s Day makeup tutorials talk about different shades of red to perfectly suit every skin colour, but the truth is that some people just don’t want to wear a red lipstick, so this look is a simple but romantic ‘loved-up’ look.All I’ve used to create this look is 6 products (and one tool, but I’m not counting that) and it takes roughly 10 minutes to be fully done.IMG_1255

Start out by prepping your skin with moisturiser, then complete your usual foundation regime. I’ve then lightly contoured with the Estée Lauder “All Over Face Compact” and highlighted with Makeup Revolution’s “Blush” Palette.

Then fill in your eyebrows and apply ‘Mink’ from Soap & Glory’s “The Perfect 10” palette all over your eyelid, then apply a little bit of ‘Nudecomer’ to define the crease of your eye, and finally a little bit of ‘Moon Mist’ to the very inner corners of your eyes.

Once you’ve finished your eyeshadow, draw a thin cat eye with eyeliner, and apply some glue to some light and fluttery lashes. I am in love with this set from Fleur De Force by Eyelure because they are actually only 3/4 of the usual size of eyelashes, so they focus on the outside of your eyes, making your eyes look super big, and your lashes natural and fluttery!

Once the glue has almost dried and become tacky, curl your lashes, and then apply the falsies, and fill in any gaps with your eyeliner. The final step is to apply Bourjois’ “Rouge Edition Velvet” in the colour ‘Nude-ist’.


And you’re done! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and like this look, I really wanted to give you a different option to a bold red lip for Valentine’s. Let me know if you’re going to be wearing a similar look for Valentine’s Day!

What are you getting up to this Valentine’s Day?

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Back To School 4 Easy Hairstyles

Easy Back To School HairstylesI know, how you’re going to wear your hair for when you go back to school isn’t at the forefront of your mind when you think about back to school. So don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Today I’m sharing with you guys, 4 super easy hairstyles that you can wear when you go back to school!

High Ponytail with Headband | This hairstyle is super easy, and also great for hiding a bad hair day, or if your hair isn’t feeling really fresh, and you just want it up and out of the way. The headband makes this style look super cute and adds another element to it.

Two Braids | This hairstyle is a little more work, but if you can french-braid hair, then this style is very achievable. You simply braid your fringe back from your face, and secure it with a hair elastic, then you braid a section of hair that’s roughly the same size away from your face on the other side. Then you join the two braids together.

High Messy Bun | This hairstyle is one of my favourites when I really don’t want to do anything with my hair, but I don’t want it in my face, or getting in the way. (This style is also super useful for if it’s a really hot day, as all of your hair is up, and not tickling you neck, or making it sweaty!) I have a post on how to do this style, but all it really is, is a high ponytail, you twist is to collect all of the hair together, and then wrap it around the base of the ponytail, then secure it all with another hair tie.

Messy Braids | If you’re not a particular fan of a ‘styled’ look, and you prefer to have your hair down and messy, then this style could work for you! All you have to do is flip all of your hair to one side of your head, then secure it with some bobby pins, just so you don’t have to keep moving it all back over to one particular side. Then just add some random braids in wherever you like, the point is to make it look messy and casual. You can add some salt spray if you’d like, to keep your hair tousled all day.


That’s it for some simple hairstyles for back to school, I hope you guys try these out! If you do, be sure to let me know which one was your favourite!

50’s Inspired Hair Tutorial

I’m a big fan of fifties style and fashion, and I’ve always wanted to give victory rolls a go, so today I attempted them, my own way. So if you love the fifties style too, have a fitting special occasion coming up, or you’d just like to see how to achieve this look for the future, here is a quick, easy way to achieve victory rolls!


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Hey dolls, in order to achieve this look, simply section the top half of your hair from the bottom half, and tie the bottom half in a loose pony to keep it out of the way. Then, taking one side of the top half, from the ends, wrap them around two fingers, and then roll it back towards your head, stopping where your part naturally lies and bobby pin the front and back of the circle you’ve created. Then repeat with the other side of hair, and pin the two together to form a ‘love heart’.

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And you’re done! Ready for a night out with the gals, or a date with your special sweetheart.

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I left the bottom half of my hair down and straight, but you could add curls, or keep the loose pony and tuck it back behind itself, and bobby pin it to the back of your head, creating a ‘faux bob’. I would just play around with the style until you find what you like best, it’s all a matter of practice.


That’s it from me, I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and perhaps give it a go, if you do, be sure to show me! Either tweet me, or tag me (@corinnebygrave) on Instagram.

Red Carpet Inspired Curls Tutorial

Since my hair is longer now, I don’t sport my usual curl as often as I used to. Mainly because the weight of my hair means that the curl is much looser and hard to style. So lately I’ve been searching for a way to embrace curls in a sophisticated, less tight ringlets, looser way. So here is my tutorial on how to achieve a voluminous, loose red carpet-inspired curl with only one tool that I guarantee most of you will have access to.


Take roughly 1.5 inch sections of hair

And with a straightener, instead of running the straightener right down your hair, place them half way down your section of hair at an angle (similar to shown below) and rotate 360 degrees as you move down the section

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When you’ve done that to one side of your head, it should look something like this, very loose curls at the very ends of your hair

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Once you’ve completed both sides, the trick is to brush through your hair. This loosens the curls, and bonds them together, in a big, nice wave.

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And that’s it! I hope you guys recreate this style because it only takes roughly 15 minutes (or more depending on the thickness of your hair) but it is so big that it makes you feel quite glamorous!IMAG2390

Let me know of any other hairstyles you’d like me to do a tutorial on!


I’d also just like to quickly thank all of you. Every one of you guys that reads this blog have helped me to pursue a hobby that I love. Without you, it would have no purpose. So thank you again, I can’t believe how many people this has reached, and (cheesiest line alert) here’s to the next thousand.

Ombre Nail Art Tutorial

Here’s a quick bit of nail art I thought I’d share with you guys! It’s really quick and easy, especially if you’re just starting out with nail art.addtext_com_MTEwNjMwODk5NjQ


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Just start off painting your nails whatever base colour you’d like. (I’ve chosen Rimmel London’s #262 “Ring a Ring o’ Roses”)


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Then, apply your secondary colour, (I’ve gone for Colour Collection’s #22 “Lilac Daze”) to the corner of a sponge, be sure to be light and apply it thinly, otherwise the ombre effect won’t work.

All that’s left now is to lightly press the sponge onto the tips of your nails, once you’ve got a nice faded effect, you can go back and dab more onto the very tips to darken them.


Then take your nail polish remover and apply it to your cotton pad, and neaten up any smudged edges you have from the sponge outside of your nails. And that’s it! Very quick, but very cute nails!


Let me know in the comments below if you’d like a tutorial on any other type of nail art you’ve seen!

Fishtail Braid Tutorial

I have always admired a fishtail braid whenever I’ve seen one, so I took it upon myself to look up how to do one and show you guys what I’ve learned! This style is amazing because it is so easy once you’ve grasped it, but it still looks like you’ve spent some time doing it. The rest is just practice and perfecting it to your taste. This style is also very adjustable, meaning you can wear it very neatly and simple, you can add a headband, or mess it up with little pieces of hair pulled out and to be more relaxed. So here we go!


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1. First, brush all of your hair over to one side of your head (You can choose to smooth it out or leave your parting in and just gather your hair on one side) and loosely keep it together with a hairband. It’s important to keep it loose because you’ll need to slide it down your braid later.


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2. Then separate your hair into two sections


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3. Take one small piece of hair from the back of one of the sections (Here I have taken it from the left section)


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4. And bring it around the front and pass it over to the other section (and I have passed it to the right)


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5. Then take a small piece of hair from the other section and repeat the same thing vice versa


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6. Bringing it around the front and passing it over to the other section


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7. Be sure to pull it tight as you go along and you will begin to see the fishtail emerge


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8. Then continue until you are happy with the length of your braid, then slide your hair band down the braid until you reach the end, and secure it there


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9. I then like to pull mine apart a little to make it look a bit thicker and messier


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And you’re done! Hope this little run through helped you out, if you recreate this look I’d love to see it!

Tweet me your pics here!