Namaste Collective

Namaste Collective

Hey guys! So I bought temporary henna tattoos from Namaste Collective a long time ago (last September actually), and I just came across them. I totally forgot about them! I love their products though, so I consider myself an Avid fan of their work. I really suggest you check them out!

I found them through Amanda Faye, a YouTuber I follow, who has the cutest daughter (Luna), and lovely husband (Matthias, another YouTuber). Her Instagram is here and she also has an Etsy shop I believe, but whenever I try go there everything is already sold out! They also have a joint channel called Matt & Amanda (formerly Nerds in Love), which I have been following for years. They are one of my favourite YouTube couples (just behind Felix & Marzia, and Jenna & Julien).

Anyway, she talked about Namaste Collective who are an Australian company who make and sell henna tattoos, as well as a few other products. This was my first little foray into the tattoo world, and they also led me to look into mandala designs. I needed to spend $55 to get the free shipping as well, so I bought three packs of the temporary henna kits. Two in brown, and one in white. They also sent me a free henna kit on top of that !

The following images are from their site, cause mine are all used up!

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They come with a whole sheet of different patterns. They come with a few matching designs for your hands/wrist/arm. A few large ones that are suitable for your back, chest or thigh. Some medium designs, that can be used for legs/arms/back. As well a ton of small ones that you can combine with others or put anywhere!

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The cool thing about these temporary tattoos are how easy they are to get on and they last for around 2-5 days, depending on how well you care for them and the position. If you put it somewhere more exposed, like your hands, or feet they don’t last as long I’ve found. But the ones I put on my leg, back and arms lasted for a full 5 days before they started slowly coming off. Basically after the length of days, you can rub it off with baby oil or something similar, or just start scratching bits and pieces off like I did XD

Now for the process of putting them on, I cut out the one I wanted and decided where to put it (sometimes I asked for Rory’s help, like for the one I put on my back). Then you peel off the sticker and place it on, covering it with a wet flannel for 15-30 seconds. The bigger the design, the longer you should keep it on. The smaller ones take only a few seconds. Then gently peel off the paper, and your design should be on your skin. If it’s not, then just gently put it back on and press the damp flannel on for a bit longer.

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I did this many times since I bought it, that now it’s run out. It did set off my love for tattoos again, which is why I  eventually got my real one a week ago!! I do wish I took more photos of them all though..ah well. Next time!

If you want to know more about their products, I’ve copied a little tidbit from their website:

We have put our heart and soul into everything we offer in our store. We are a small business with just a few young individuals trying to make a difference

The henna kit was tested and altered for months on end before being released for everyone’s enjoyment. We strived to find the safest, most pure henna in the world, and also the henna that would be easiest to use. We have designed the henna kit so that whether you are a complete beginner to art, or an experienced henna artist, it will be the kit for you. We are also currently designing other products which will be unique and of course ethically manufactured – stay tuned!

And of course, we never test on animals, or engage in any unethical practises through our manufacturing or suppliers. In fact, we will always go the long way to help those in need through our purchasing and manufacturing – it is these little things that count!

By the way, this may seem like a sponsored post, but it’s not, I just really loved their product! I haven’t yet touched the henna kit, because I’m terrified XD I may give it a go one day, but I’m so worried I’m going to mess it up.

So if you’re interested, I’ll leave their links below. Definitely get their products if you’re interested. The designs are so lovely, and they’re all 100% vegan and organic, so even with sensitive skin you shouldn’t have any problems.

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You can follow Namaste Collective on Instagram here.

I’ll link their website here if you want to check them out.

Angela.

Makeup Collection

So, I don’t tend to have too much makeup. It’s not something I often buy, and if I do, I only get one or two things every few months, so they take a while to stack up. The only time I get a whole bunch is through the few subscription boxes I get. And I don’t tend to get that many. But, I thought it would be fun to show you guys what I have. Maybe you have the same stuff, or maybe you can give me recommendations. Either way, this should be fun.

Let’s get into it.

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I’m going to break this up by category, and tell you their full names as they always crack me up.

Primer

Rimmel Fix & Protect Makeup Primer (005)

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I tend to pick random primers every time I run out. I don’t really know which is good and which isn’t. I like Rimmel as a brand, so I got this one. Who knows what I’ll get next time.

Foundation

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge On Cream Makeup (40 Beige)

This is basically the first foundation I ever used. It’s slowly getting used up. I don’t use it everyday, I prefer my BB cream for that, but if I want more coverage, then I use this.

Garnier’s BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector (Light)

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I started using this last year as I wanted a BB cream. This one is really light and provides good coverage, it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing much makeup (which I always hate). I’ve already used up one of these bottles, and I’m onto the second.

Concealer

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Concealer (Light)

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You can probably see that I’ve had this for a while. Like with the foundation, it’s one that I’ve had for a while. I’ve gone through a few bottles of this. The concealer has always been good, and when I like something I tend to stick with it.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer (010 Ivory)

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I got this a few weeks ago. I’ve been looking for an under eye concealer, and this one came recommended from the person in the department store. I’ve been really happy with it.

Blush

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Radiance Blush (Sunblush 06)

I figured I should add blush to my collection. It sits underneath a lot of other things, and I haven’t really used it. My cheeks tend to get red on their own, so I don’t wear blush much.

Powder

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Transparent

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Again, another product I heard that you should use. This powder has worked really well for me, it’s light, it doesn’t crack or do anything weird. I’ve had it for a few months now and I have no problem.

Eye Shadow

Revlon PhotoReady Primer, Shadow and Sparkle (Impressionist 505)

I really like this one. They each feature a primer (the one on the left bottom), three pigmented shadows, and then a shimmer top coat (the one on the right bottom). You guys can see I’ve mostly used the medium brown. I tend to stick with neutral colours for eyeshadows.

Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow (Decadent)

Again, neutral colours. I tend to use the previous one more though, but I’ve been using this one a bit more often.

L’Oreal High Intensity Pigments Bright Shadow Duo (Roaring 234)

So if you can’t tell by now, I like neutral colours. In this case, browns for eyeshadow. The colour is highly pigmented (as the name suggests), and I love it. Not so fond of the blue though.

ColourPop Cosmetics Pressed Shadow (Come & Get It)

I got this from Marzia’s Summer Favourites Box. I don’t use it too often but it’s very pink, shimmery and pretty. So it stays.

Eye Liner

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner (Black)

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I used to use a pencil, until I decided to give liquid liners a go. They’re so much easier to use and go on so well.

Blinc Ultrathin Liquid Eyeliner Pen – Black

I got this from Marzia’s Holiday Favourites box. The eyeliner tip is super thin which is so much fun to work with.

Mascara

Rimmel 24 hours Super Curler (Extreme Black 003)

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I decided to get a curling mascara, since you guys know that I often wear glasses. I use it occasionally. But I still prefer some of my other mascaras.

Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

I got this from Marzia’s Holiday Favourites Box. I use this one the most. I love the wand and the design of it so much!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

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These make your lashes crazy thick, dramatic and full of volume. It’s a more intense look than I want for everyday, but it’s definitely a keeper!

 

Lipstick

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (Bare Affair)

A nude lipstick, obviously. I’ve had this one for a while, it was my go-to before I got the next one.

Clinique Pop Lip Colour (Nude Pop)

I got this from Marzia’s Holiday Favourites Box. I was happy I got a nude colour, and I’ve loved it ever since. It’s my go-to, it’s even the one I wore on my wedding day. It moisturizes my lips and the colour is so sheer!

Syrah Rouge Organic Lipstick

My only non-nude lipstick. I got it from the Beauty Box. It’s a very dark red, I barely use it, but I’m keeping it to try work up the nerve to use it again.

Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Sheer Lipstick Crayon (Chestnut Kiss)

Another nude lipstick, I’m sure you’re all shocked. I don’t use this as much as the Clinique lipstick, as it makes my lips more shiny and a bit more sticky. Still pretty though.

Tools

Manicare Artiste Brush (Short Handle Bronzer Blush)

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The only brush I actually own. I’ve been meaning to get my hands on some of those Real Techniques brushes as well. But mostly, I prefer to use my fingers when applying makeup.

Eyecurler

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I’ve had this forever, I can’t remember what brand it was . But it does what I need it to.

Tweezers

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Similar to the other, I’ve had this forever, and can’t remember where it originally came from.

Literally all the make up I own. Like I said, not too much. But still it was fun to compile this together. Let me know if we share any products!

Angela.