So I’ve been AWOL…..

So over the past few of weeks I’ve been somewhat missing in action and taken a step back from blogging. I decided that I needed a bit of time to not only enjoy the weather but focus on me.

Last summer I got really into swimming and becoming a healthier person but then I took a job working crazy hours in a hotel and all my hard work disappeared and I put the weight I lost back on plus some more but this year I’ve started back at a place I love with working normal hours. After settling back in and finding my feet again I decided I should re-focus on my health and getting back to where I was before hence why I’ve been absent. I’ve been watching my food using the my fitness pal app and swimming -Lots of swimming which I’ve re-discovered my love for. I started back just doing 10 lengths but now I can manage 45 in one session (not none stop mind) I feel so much better and have more energy than I’ve ever had. Plus to top it off in the past 25 days I’ve lost a stone and 3lbs which I’m really pleased about. I’ve got a long way to go yet but just by adding in swimming and watching what I eat has made such a big difference.
I am back now and I apologise for being AWOL but there is lots of blog posts coming up I promise!!

Thanks for reading!
Beauty Barmy Bird
Xxx

The lipstick tag!

My lipstick tag contribution is here! I was tagged by my gorgeous friend Gemma over at McCarthys Beauty Review

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How many lipsticks do you own?
18 lipsticks, 33 lip glosses, 8 lip balms and 15 lip liners

What was your first ever lipstick?
It was by Rimmel but for the life of me can’t remember the shade but it was a baby pink colour with a pearlescent sheen to it and it really didn’t suit me at all!

What is your most worn lipstick?
L’oreal colour Riche in Julianne’s nude. I simply love this lipstick for everyday it’s a lovely creamy texture and a gorgeous rose nude.
After that then it’s my beloved Ellis Faas In Ellis Red which is super long lasting and the most beautiful blood red.

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Favourite lipstick brand?
I love MUA for their range of colours at such a good price point in particular the matte lipsticks and the Luxe velvet ones. Also you can never go wrong with Estée Lauder in my book!

Favourite finish?
Matte finish is doing it for me currently but then again I love a sheer wash of colour in a lipgloss form.

Last lip product bought?
Kardashian Beauty Au Naturel lip kits both in Kim and Kourtney. I’m not massive fan of things like celeb perfumes and make up brands but I received the Khloe one for Christmas and fell in love. It comes with liner, lipstick and gloss in a kit and the staying power I find is fantastic and the smell of the gloss is a scrummy honey.

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How many lipsticks are currently in your handbag inc balms?
I’ve just cleared my handbag out so it’s only two at the moment. An elf lip balm in a red and DuWop lip venom in a berry shade.

What lipstick do you use to rock a red lip?
My Ellis Faas, Ellis red or I do love the deep red b095 by Make Up Atelier.

How do you store your lipsticks?
I’ve just bought some acrylic storage and got rid of my grey rattan draws so currently it’s all out on display on my dressing table.

What lip product are you currently lusting after?
Currently I love the look of the Poise Balm by Benefit. I’ve been gagging for a bit of MAC Heroine but just can’t seem to call in when they have stock and I’m loving the look of NYX matte lipstick in Shocking Pink.

So that’s it for my lipstick tag – I now tag Kal over at Cuttered Closet

Thanks for reading!
Beauty Barmy Bird
Xxx

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Hello my name is Claire and I’m the Beauty Barmy Bird! First of all thanks for reading this – this is my first ever attempt at blogging so please be gentle haha hopefully I will be become better as I go on.
A few things about me and what I (hope) this blog will be about.
I’m 28 and currently live In Chesterfield with my boyfriend of nearly 8 years and our two dogs.
I’ve started this blog because I am a little beauty barmy and LOVE trying out new products and techniques which I’m hoping you will all enjoy reading about my experiences and maybe give you a little inspiration to try something new.
Any way bye for now and I’ll be posting my skincare routine in the coming few days so please stop by for a nosy and let me know what you think 🙂
Thanks for reading!
Beauty Barmy Bird
XXX
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