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Who doesn't want to look like Gigi Hadid? Not me. I want to. For sure. She is gorgeous, and I love her makeup look. So, I decided to do my best to recreate it. She seems to go for quite a natural pretty look, with a peachy tone on the eyes and cheeks and a pinky lip. I have been planning and researching this look for so long, and I am so excited to be finally doing it! I am also excited that is it almost spring, and I hope that this look will help you get in the mood for it. Let's begin!

Primer : Maybeline baby skin, which helped achieve a smooth flawless base. I also used some of the Rimmel good to glow liquid highlighter, to recreate Gigi's inner glow.

Foundation : L'oreal infallible matte. I used this foundation as I wanted a flawless, full coverage finish. Gigi does have really glowy skin, and this foundation is matte (it isn't a flat matte, it does have some reflect to it), but using the glowy base before hand really helped to get the perfect amount of dewiness.

Concealer : Maybeline fit me. I have been using this concealer on an everyday basis at the moment but I do think it is great for this look as it is really brightening under the eyes. It is also really creamy and hydrating, which makes it so comfortable to wear.

Powder : Soap and Glory Kick ass powder. This is again very brightening as it is yellow toned, otherwise known as a 'banana powder'. I loved using this for my Gigi look as it made me look very fresh faced.

Contour/Bronze : Soap and Glory Solar powder. I used the matte side to add a subtle contour as that is what Gigi often sports, before swirling both colours together for an overall bronze glow.

Blush : Makeup revolution blush in Treat. This is quite a peachy blush, which I thought was perfect for this look. It added a real glow, and I also took this through the crease of my eye as my transition shade. This not only helped tie the look together, it added a gorgeous orangey warmth to the eye, which I see Gigi wearing a lot.

Highlighter : Rimmel good to glow highlighter and Makeup revolution highlighter in Hidden lights. I really love using liquid and powder highlighters together as it really intensifies the glow. These highlighters are of the golden tone which complimented the eyes perfectly.

Brows : Soap and Glory brow archery, Bare Minerals loose brow powder and George brow tamer in Brunette. I used the pencil to outline the brows initially as I wanted to make them thicker than usual as Gigi has big, full brows. I then added the powder to fill them in and set them in place with the tamer. I brushed the hairs upwards when I set them in place as that is what Gigi does. (or her makeup artist) I have been using the brow tamer from George quite a lot recently and I have to say I am really impressed. I will be doing a full review of George Makeup soon as I have tried quite a few products, so let me know if you'd like that sooner rather than later.

Eye base : Kiko pearly eye primer. I used this as it has champagne gold colour to it, which I often see Gigi wearing on her eyelids.

Eye-shadow : Makeup revolution eye-shadow in Base (lid), Soap and Glory Solar powder (outer corner), Blush as mentioned in crease. These eyeshadows (or bronzers ha-ha) look so lovely and glowy together! I think they replicate Gigi's look so well and I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Eye liner : Makeup revolution awesome double flick liner, with Faint and Crave from the Naked Basics Palette smudged over the top. I love wearing dark eye-shadows over liquid eye-liners as it really softens the line, and gives it a more natural look. Gigi's eye liner isn't usually too noticeable, so I thought this worked greatly.

Mascara : Makeup revolution the viper. This is a very buildable mascara, so it was very easy to create that perfect fluttery, yet not over board or clumpy look. I love the effect it gave - very Gigi indeed.

Lips : Avon Luxe lipstick in Pink Satin and Model Co. Lip gloss in Striptease. The pink lipstick really replicates the colour Gigi usually wears, and the peachy tone of the Model Co. lip gloss helps to again tie in the whole look.

It also looked great with my glasses on, so I do recommend this look for glasses wearers too.

You can check out the other looks I have done here:

Christmas looks, can be worn any time really. 
Meal out makeup

I hope you enjoyed this post. Makeup posts take a long time to put together, especially when you link all the items for purchase! I have spent a long time planning and thinking this post through as I have mentioned, but I have had a lot of fun doing so. I love this look and will be definitely wearing it more. If you have any requests for future makeup looks, leave a comment on here or my instagram - @tlblogs or tweet me @gabriellaftpll. Don't forget to follow my social media and here on my blog. (If you have a blogger account it is easiest to add me to your reading list, I will always return!)

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

The Pretty Little Liars Tag 2016

Today I thought I would do the PLL Tag. Being a massive fan of PLL, I am mega excited to do this. I have decided to change a few of the questions and add a couple of new ones in to make it more fitting for season 6B. Let's begin!

1. Who is your favourite liar?

I can't decide between Hanna and Spencer. If you asked me back in season 1/2, the early days, I would have said Aria. I love writing just like her and some people say I look like her (I'm not too sure). But she started to annoy me as she got fishier, and everyone expected her to be a part of the A gang. I began to love Hanna and Spencer for different reasons. I love Hanna because she is hilarious, her one liners crack me up and she is very determined and sassy. However, I love Spencer because I love her intelligence, her wit, her out to get A mantra and her multiple romances...

2. Who is your favourite couple?

Leading on from the last question, ones with Spencer in. If you asked me back in the day, I would have always said Spoby one hundred percent. But, now I have a confession. I am a hardcore Spaleb shipper. There is just something about them. The 'forbidden love' element, how much Caleb obviously cares for Spencer, the hot make out scenes...

3. If you could have anyone's wardrobe, who would it be?

My current wardrobe is the most like Emily's, very casual and quite plain, so I would probably go for hers as I would feel the most comfortable, yet I do love Hanna's, with her being the fashion loving one.

4. What is your favourite episode?

Here is my top 5.

5. 5x05
4. 2x12
3. 6x13
2. 2x25
1. 6x01

5. Who is your favourite PLL parent?

Ashley Marin, we can certainly see where Hanna got her sass from. But also her caring and loving side, as well as the do-anything-to-protect-anyone trait.

6. What is your favourite A message?

Merry Christmas Bitches, A (in fireworks for the Xmas episode)

Maybe he fools around with students all of the time. A lot of teachers do, just ask your dad. (I love how much of a burn this is.)

Bitch can't see you, but I do. Tonight's the night I kill you. (The rhyme just adds to the fear factor)

7. What has been the biggest shocking moment for you?

I think probably finding out Cece was A. I had thought it could be her but it still truly shocked me when she turned around to reveal her face. Also when Toby was revealed to be part of the A team, I cried. I also think the discovery of Mrs D's body was pretty shocking too. A few more moments that took me aback: When Mona killed Bethany Young thinking she was Alison, Bethany Young killing Marian and When Melissa admitted to burying Bethany Young alive.

8. Did you like that Cece was A?

I wasn't totally bothered either way. I would have preferred it to be someone else and for it to completely take me back, someone who no one ever expected. But then again I didn't mind, I do think the story has its interesting points.

9. Who would you have liked to be A?

Noel. I really wanted Noel to be A. And I have to say it, Wren would have made a lot of sense.

10. Who do you think the new big bad is?

I have a theory about Yvonne being the new big bad. She is a new character, and they have said it is someone we don't know. Also, in the a recent episode, the number 214 became significant again, and if you go back to episode 2x14, 'A' dropped their phone and the liars hack into it. In the same recent episode, Yvonne dropped her phone and Spencer/Caleb hacked into it. Clue? Also, Yvonne could have stole Emily's eggs as she may be desperate to get pregnant with her new fiancée Toby.

11. Who do you think will come back from the dead?

Mrs D.

12. Who do you think has a twin?


I hope you enjoyed this post, feel free to do this tag and let me know if you do! I have also made a new instagram for my blog - @tlblogs where I post all blog related photos as well as exclusive makeup looks. You can on follow me on there and my twitter as always - @gabriellaftpll.

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

Eggs 3 ways

Today's post is going to be a little different, a change from all the beauty stuff. Recently I have been introducing more food related posts onto my blog, and I have really enjoyed doing so. Because of this, I have decided to do a breakfast related post, ideas for ways to enjoy eggs in the morning. I think that having an egg related breakfast is good because it will give you protein and fuel for the day. All of these ideas are meat free too. Let's begin.

Breakfast #1 - Poached eggs on crumpets

Breakfast #2 - Egg and Cheese muffins

Breakfast #3 - Scrambled egg and Bean wrap

How do you like your eggs in a morning?

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

My Makeup Brush Collection! (January 2016)

Today I thought that I would show you all the makeup brushes I own. I am currently in the market for new ones, but I do feel as if I have all the essentials. Because of this, I hope this blog post can act as a guide if you are looking to buy your first brushes or just expand your collection. I am wanting a good angled cheek brush/contouring brush, a dense flat shader eye shadow brush and a couple of less dense super soft blending brushes, so if you know of any, please do recommend in the comments below! Not only would this help me but it would also help other people if they are looking for something I don't own! Lets get started!

For foundation, I like to use either the Real Techniques expert face brush (left) or the Real Techniques buffing brush (right). If I had to pick one however, I would go for the buffing brush as it works amazingly at buffing product in. The expert face brush is also really good for contouring, especially cream, as it elongated/more tapered so it fits in your cheekbones easier. In my opinion, the buffing brush works better with higher coverage foundations and the expert face brush works better with lighter/medium coverage.

I also own some of the more traditional foundation brushes. I rarely use these because I do prefer the buffing style. The ones here are the Real Techniques pointed foundation brush, the Real Techniques essential foundation brush and then a random one from a set from Amazon, which I actually like to use with face masks.

For concealer my favourite brush is the Real Techniques contour brush. It is the perfect density to evenly blend the concealer, but it does also work really well for contour.

If I am spot concealing, I will use either this really old random one which I have no idea where its from, or the Real Techniques detailer brush.

For setting my face with powder I like to use this Sephora cheekbone blush brush as it is the perfect size to prevent over powdering, which is good for me as I have dry skin, and putting on too much powder can make me look a lil cakey.

Other face brushes I have include the Real Techniques multi task brush, which is amazing for everything, I especially love it for bronzing. The makeup revolution stippling brush, which is again good for everything and the catwalk glamour powder brush, which again is a lovely multi tasker.

For brows, I have a random one, the Real Techniques brow brush and the seventeen winged eye brush. I like the first one for pressed powder brow products, and the seventeen one for loose powder brow products or cream brow products. I don't like the Real Techniques one for brows as I don't find it dense enough, but it is good for eye lining purposes.

Speaking of eye liner, the one thin style eye liner brush I have is the Real Techniques fine liner brush. I like the use this with black eye shadow close to the lash line, as it is very precise and gives a fuller lash effect.

For actual eye shadow, I love these ones from Real Techniques. I have the domed eye shadow brush (travel essentials set, also my favourite), the base shadow brush (starter set) and the deluxe crease brush (starter set). These are really great and do the job. I love love love the domed shadow brush as it is so versatile and amazing for blending. The others are good for placing product, the base shadow one for the lid and the deluxe crease one for the crease. I do this then blend it all out with the domed one and boom - you've achieved a great eye look.

My absolute faves for blending are these ones from catwalk glamour. They are incredible! So super soft and they just work so well at giving a really smooth, effortless look to the eye. I like the use the tiny one for highlighting the inner corner and brow bone.

And finally, I have a few miscellaneous ones. The first two are quite old and random, but they are both really good for packing on pigment. The last one is from Avon, and is really good for precise crease work. I did actually have another brush from Avon, an angled cheek one, but I have no clue where it has gone!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post, it took me so long to write out for some reason! Anyhow, I have enjoyed talking through all my brushes with you all and maybe if I do purchase some more, I will do a haul or an updated collection. Let me know if you would like that.

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

Baking Tanya Burr's Chocolate Cookies

Today I thought I would share with you my experience baking Tanya Burr's infamous cookies, and tell you how I did it along the way if you are unfamiliar with the gorgeously gooey circles of delight's recipe.

You will need:

75g of cocoa powder
A dash or two of milk, depending of how dry your mixture seems to be
300g of caster sugar
275g of self raising flour
200g of butter
A large bar of white chocolate
A large bar of milk chocolate
One large egg


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Cream together your butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, before cracking your egg into the mixture. You then want to stir in all your dry ingredients. At this point you want to add your milk if the dough is looking dry. After this, you want to break all your chocolate up into the squares and chuck it in. (And eat a piece or two - of course!) Start using your hands to form a dough, and when it is all combined, you can put in on a surface and separate it into rather large balls, ready for baking. You should make around 10 balls. These cookies come out huge so you could make 20 smaller ones if you desire. Place the balls onto a greased or lined baking tray and bake them in the oven for 11 minutes - ish. Tanya says this is the perfect baking time, however, mine did fall apart slightly so maybe an extra 1 or 2 minutes wouldn't hurt. I think it depends on your oven, so just go with whatever you think is best.  

These cookies are delicious. They are gooey and ever so chocolatey. I think the baking time also depends on how you like your cookies, I do actually prefer them more goeey and less cooked. They melt in the mouth and are so moreish.

I really loved making this blog post for obvious reasons, (eating the cookies, duh). I hope you enjoyed it too! Let me know if you would like me to do more baking posts! They are posts I wish to incorporate into my blog more, so if you have any requests/ideas let me know.

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx
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