Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

August Favourites | 2015

Hey, so I haven't done a favourites in a long time. I think maybe march/april was the last time I did one. The reason for that is because I'm someone who always sticks to the same things until they run out or I get bored of them ect. But today I have a few things I want to show you :)

Lush Lip Scrub 'Popcorn'

The first thing is this Lush Lip Scrub. I absolutely love these and think they work really well. They're around £5 which to some people can seem like a lot for just 'a pot of sugar' but I don't mind paying as they last a really long time and I know that they work on me. I bought mine in 'Popcorn' and i'm not joking when I say this but it literally tastes like popcorn from the cinema, it's amazing and i'm obsessed. I remember buying one of these last year and it was a lifesaver for my lips in the winter so i'm hoping this one will do the same for me this year too.

Rimmel Wonder'full Mascara

I bought this mascara just before my holiday and have been using it ever since. I like the way it makes my lashes look and how non-clumpy they are once I've applied it. It also says it includes argon oil to make your lashes feel 'lightweight and soft' and I can agree, it almost feels as if you have nothing at all on your lashes throughout the day and the mascara lasts so long that I sometimes struggle to take it off haha. But I can't fault it and I really really like it :)

Favourite place to shop:
- Boohoo.com

Films I watched & enjoyed through August:
- Spy
- Jurassic World
- Where the heart is (so old but only just seen it)

TV:
- Pramface
- Pretty Little Liars (No Spoilers Please!)

Music:
- Rachel Platten - Fight Song (constantly on repeat)
- Demi Lovato - Cool For The Summer
- Ed Sheeran - Photograph (Felix Jaehn Remix)
- Jess Glynne - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself



Friday, 10 July 2015

10 Beauty & Life Tips For Summer!


Because the weather is so nice at the moment I thought it would only be right to do something along the lines of summer.


1. Swap styling tools with salt spray.


Because it's summer your hair will be exposed to a lot more heat than it would usually or any other time of the year, so for this reason I think it's important to kind of avoid using styling tools as much as possible as your hair can get very damaged .
Using salt spray can still give you that volume and 'messiness' you want in summer.

What I like to do is plat my hair in either a fishtail or regular braid the night before and when I wake up just add a little salt spray and it looks like this ^


2. Keep your makeup in the fridge.

It was actually my mum who first told me to do this. I'd never thought about it before but it seems only obvious that because of the heat some of your make up items (especially lippies) are prone to melting or looking a little disheveled after being sat in constant heat all day.

If you put them in the fridge it will also make them a lot nicer to apply as they will be cool mmm..


3. Wear a lighter foundation/base.


I think your best bet is to opt for something such as a BB cream, as it's a lot lighter than foundation and can look a lot nicer in natural light which is brill because i'm guessing a lot of you are going to be outside..yep?..
They also contain SPF which is an essential for your face during summer as well as the fact they act as a moisturizer. What's not to like about BB creams aye?


4. Get yourself a good face mask/cleanser.


I think making sure you have a nice cooling face mask to apply at the end of the day is such a nice thing to do for your skin in the summer. Make sure to keep your face masks in the fridge too, I promise your skin will thank you for it :)
My personal faves are from Sanctuary Spa & Lush which I've mentioned before.


5. Setting sprays, primers & powders.



Anything really that's going to stop your face from melting throughout the day will pretty much do..haha ;) and no one likes a sweaty face either. Glowy, but not sweaty.

#saynotosweatyfaces (lol)



6. Download spotify & make the best playlist ever!



If you haven't already downloaded Spotify firstly, why?! And secondly, where have you been? But honestly it's amazing and has every song on there you could ever ask for, from high school musical (yep) to Elvis Presley.
There's nothing better in my opinion than creating a playlist of all your favourite songs of right now :) So go do it..

Btw my fave songs right now are:

- Want to want me ~ Jason Derulo
- Lean On ~ Major Lazer
- Hey Mama ~ David Guetta
- Come and get it ~ John Newman (not released yet so sadly not on spotify)
- Shut up and dance ~ Walk The Moon

7. Ditch liquid liner.

I find it a lot easier to use a single brown eye shadow along the top lash line during summer as it looks a lot softer and more 'summer appropriate'. Not to say liquid liner looks awful, it doesn't, I just think it can smudge a lot easier in summer which is not the look anyone's going for.

8. Drink lots of water!
Keep hydrated peeps, your skin will thank you for it ;)


9. Dry shampoo is your best friend.



It's gonna happen. Your hair will get greasy in summer so do something about it and get yourself some dry shampoo! It's cheap, easy to use and does the job :)

10. Ice cubes are great for the skin.

Now I know me telling you to rub an ice cube all over your face sounds weird..I know..but it works. It can soothe spots, make under eye circles look nicer, cools you down & is nice and refreshing too. It sounds weird but trust me.   

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That's all for today..if you'd like me to do one of these again some time do let me know in the comments :)

I hope you find these in some way useful and that you are all enjoying the sunny weather recently.


*I also do apologies if it's not summer where you are and this post has no relevance to you what so ever :)*




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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Review: Too Faced Color Bomb


Hey,

I wanted to quickly review this as I picked it up a while ago now and hadn't got round to doing it yet.
I actually bought this from TKmaxx for £3 or so and because the original price is £20 (which I don't think I'd ever pay for a single lipstick) I thought it would have been stupid of me to have just left it there. So I picked it up :)

It's in the shade 'Bigger Berry'

At first I thought there might have been something wrong with it as it was only £3, but it was perfectly fine (thank god).


Pigmentation:

This is a moisturizing lip stick, so it's fairly sheer once applied but it is build able to a deep berry red.  


Long Lasting?

Yes, again it is quiet long lasting as it acts as kind of a lip tint.


But..

One thing I really don't like about this lip product is that it kind of burns/stings your lips after a few seconds of application. Is this normal? Please let me know if you have this and yours is the same, if it is meant to happen I really don't see the need. Ugh. I know that it claims to be a lip plumper and that some people like the feeling of the stingy burns but it doesn't seem to make you lips look plumper at all :/

This did put me off a bit, but the colour is really nice so...I dunno


What do you think?



Saturday, 2 May 2015

Review: Seventeen Contour Kit.



I was watching some beauty videos on youtube the other day and saw someone bought this. I really wanted to try it out as i've been looking for a new bronzer for a while now and thought, why not :)


First Impressions:

I really like the packaging of this as it reminds me a lot of Nars. The price isn't too bad either at £5.99 certainly not the most expensive price for a bronzer and highlighter duo.


..see looks like a nars product ;)


It comes with two powders, a bronzer and highlighter. 
The bronzer is natural looking, isn't too dark and doesn't look too noticeable when applied. Both powders are matte which I love! I'm not a fan of shimmery bronzer, I just think it looks a lot nicer without it.

The only thing I can say is that the highlighter can look a little chalky if you use too much or apply lots in a certain area.

I picked mine up in shade 'Fair', but there was a 'Medium' shade too. I'm not sure if they have a darker shade though, there was only fair & medium on the counter.


Also comes with a little guide showing where to apply the product. 


What I think:

Anyone looking to try a new bronzer or contour kit should defiantly consider giving this a try. It's affordable, nice quality & has good pigmentation. I know sleek have a contour kit too but their highlighter is shimmery and the price is a little higher.


Have you tried this yet? What do you think?



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Sunday, 1 March 2015

February Favourites | 2015


Skin Care:

Nspa Skincare Box Set

-Moisturizer 
-Serum
-Hot Cloth Cleanser 
-Gel Cleanser


I'm sure you've all seen these on my blog before when I did my favourite skin care but I have been loving them a lot recently :)

Beauty:

Soap & Glory Lipgloss



This came in a soap & glory box set for xmas which I have been using with a lip liner brush because I think the colour can look a little too intense when applied fully, but using a lip liner brush makes it look a lot nicer (and stay on longer too).


No7 Eyeshadow 



This also came in a box set for xmas by no7 and I really like this colour eyeshadow :)

Burts Bees Lip Balm



I'm am a big fan of lip balms so any I see I will want to buy & try. This also gives a teeny bit of red colour.

Non Beauty Faves:

TV:

-I survived a zombie apocalypse (who else watches this?)
-The Walking Dead
-Broadchurch

Music:

Chocolate - 1975 (I know it's old but I like it :D)




Friday, 9 January 2015

My Favourite Blushers


Makeup 'Triple Baked Blusher ~ Candy Queen Of Hearts'



I picked this blusher up not too long ago when I was in superdrug and I had spotted it in there before and wanted to pick it up...so I did :) It's a baked blusher which means it has a sort of domed effect to it. Pigmentation wise it's amazing and looks so nice on your skin as it gives you a pearlescent glow (which sounds really posh) that looks sooo nice :) This is the secret to healthy looking skin and it's only £4.99 


Sleek Blusher 'Rose Gold'


Next up is this blusher from sleek another favourite of mine. I was given this for Christmas by my sister who knew I liked this anyway and I think this will be one of my favourties for a long time. It has tiny little specs of gold glitter which doesn't show up too much on your skin but again like the others gives you a fresh glow and also makes you look more awake (wishing I could insert a thumbs up emoji). This was also around the 4-5 pound mark :)


Makeup Revolution Blush Palette 'Hot Spice'



I honestly think that makeup revolution have been doing so well recently so I had to have a look at some of their products while I was in superdrug. As always the stand was super busy so I had to wait a while but it is a popular stand at the mo so I can't complain. This palette can you believe is only an incredible £6! I can't believe how inexpensive this is and for such a good palette. The pigmentation with these blushes is great quality for such a cheap product and they are all such pretty colours and very wearable too. They also sell other blusher palettes and single baked blushes for only £2.50 I believe. 


I'm sorry if you now want to go shopping and spend all of your xmas money haha :)

Friday, 21 November 2014

Review | Zoeva

I recently got these zoeva goodies for my birthday and thought I would do a mini review/first impressions on them seen as I love them so much :)


Zoeva 110 Face Shape Brush - £8.95
Being named 'face shape brush' basically means it's designed for really precised contouring..I don't actually use this brush for it's purpose, I actually use this as my concealer brush because it's great for under the eyes and is sooo soft and doesn't tug your skin either. These brushes also wash extremely well, they don't shed any hairs or loose their shape when drying.


Zoeva Lip Crayon - Tender Rose - £5.95
When I saw this online I thought the colour looked so pretty and I had to have it, I did wonder though will it look the same in real life as many photos of products online can be really off to it's true colour especially when it comes to lipsticks. I would say this is a cross between a lipstick and a super tinted balm because it's so moisturizing which I love and lasts a long enough time but you will need to reapply throughout the day but that doesn't bother me too much.


Zoeva Mirror - £7.95
Now there isn't an awful lot I can tell you about this mirror apart from the fact it's small, compact and travel friendly. It folds away nicely into a little square so the mirror won't get damaged or scratched in your handbag -I know that is very common. It even has it's own little stand on the back which you can adjust.


Have you tried zoeva products? If so let me know which ones and if you liked them in the comments below :)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Monthly Favorites | October


Beauty/Skincare

Sanctuary Spa - 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask
This is a self heating face mask. I can honestly say this is one of the best face masks i've ever tried partly because of the fact it's self warming which masks you think something is definalty working or doing something to your face even if it's not haha. But seriously I do think it does everything it says on the packet and it makes your skin look and feel better after use and for £2.50 a packet I will certainly be buying this again :) 


Sleek Eyeshadow Palette - Oh So Special


As you can probably tell I love this eyeshadow palette and have been using it a lot lately and have featured it in a few of my blog posts now. It's perfect for any season or occasion which is why I love it so much as it has a range of neutrals and light pinks which are a mixture of matte and shimmer shades which all stay put through out the day :) love.

Natural Collection Loose Powder - Neutral Translucent


Personally I think people over look the natural collection stand because of it's prices and yes I agree some of their products can be a bit shabby but what do you expect for £1.99? But some of their products are just a complete bargain and really worth buying and trying out. This was my sisters first powder which I recommended to her as it wasn't expensive and she's younger than me so she doesn't wear too much make up anyway but when I caught her using this I was so so jealous so I went up to boots and bought myself one :) I even sometimes prefer it over my Rimmel stay matte powder (yes). If you haven't tried anything from natural collection before I highly suggest you do because you might surprise yourself like I did.

Music

Ella Eyre - Comeback
Megan Trainor - All About That Bass
Kristina Perri - Human (fairly old but oh well)
The Script - Superheroes 


What were your favorite things about October?

Saturday, 1 November 2014

My Autumn Picks








Make up
❤ Collection Work The Color Eyeshadow Pencil
❤ Color Trend Avon - Sparkling Bronze (old)
❤ The Body Shop Born Lippy - Raspberry 
❤ Rimmel Lipstick - 05

Nails
❤ Barry M Gelly - Mango 427

Jewellery
❤ Earrings - Claire's Accessories
❤ Rings - Shop In Lanzarote (sorry) 
❤ M Scrabble Ring - Random  Shop 


Thanks for reading :)

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