I love makeup. I have always loved makeup - when I was a teenager my friends and I would wear loads of black eyeliner and scour our local markets for blue nail varnish. As I've got older i've discovered bright lipsticks (they detract from tired eyes) and the importance of a good, natural base.

I tend to wear makeup most days (or the ones where i'm leaving the house at least) but will change my look depending on the time of day, what i'm wearing or where I’m going.

I really enjoy applying my makeup and the time I get to myself while I put it on. It’s during this time that I think about what I am doing that day, how i’m feeling and both mentally and physically get ready to face the world.

I recently had the privilege of working with one of my favourite makeup and beauty brands No7 on their READY campaign. No7 READY champions women who feel confident in themselves and know when their makeup is just right they feel READY to face the world in the way they want. 

When I have a bright lipstick on it makes me feel ready, when I wear mascara it makes me feel more awake, and when I have smooth natural skin i’m able to forget about what I look like and to focus on my actions, thoughts and ideas.

'No7 believes that when a woman feels her makeup is just right, she has the energy and confidence to go out and do anything'.

Makeup defiantely gives me confidence - I wear it to feel good. It enables me to look the best version of myself I can, and when I feel good in myself I usually have a better day. 

My favourite, tried and tested No7 products (and the ones i'm wearing in the video) are:

No7 Lift & Luminate TRIPLE ACTION Serum Foundation £18 / No7 Lash Impact Mascara £13.50 / No7 Stay Perfect Shade And Define £8 / No7 Sheer Temptation Lipstick (Blooming Pink) £10

This blog post is part of collaboration I am doing with No7 - a makeup brand I love. 

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