Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Why You Need To Use A Toner!

I always thought that toner was a pointless step in skincare. I didn't really see what it could do for my skin that was amazingly different than the other steps.

However, since iv'e been using the Loréal Skin Perfection Velvety-Soft Toner iv'e noticed a big difference in the appearance and texture in my sin. Not only does it feel softer and look visibly clearer it has stopped my skin from freaking out so much with the seasonal change such as colder weather.
All in all I think that toner is something that can't be skipped for me and isn't so much of a pointless step after all.

Do you use a toner in your skincare routine?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

My Morning Moisturiser

This La Roche-Posay Rosaliac moisturiser has been my go to moisturiser for about 2 months now, and its safe to say I can't do my makeup without putting this on first! I know big statement right? I first heard about this when Amelia Liana was raving about it on her youtube channel, and I had to go buy it. The words hydrating and anti-redness really caught my eye and made me want it.

It has a green tint to it making it counteract the redness in your skin but don't worry this won't turn your skin green, it is very subtle but has a big effect. The other bonus to it is that it super hydrating, I love using this because I know that my foundation will go on smoothly on top of it and not stick to any dry patches that I may have. This isn't a thick moisturiser that takes forever to sink in, at first its thick and tacky but just leave it about 30 seconds to sink in and then your good to go!

Whats you're morning moisturiser?

Sunday, 2 November 2014

No Concealer Creasing Here..

No doubt my concealer has trouble staying where I put it in the morning, and I'm not a big fan of touching up during the day especially concealer. So I was on the hunt to find the perfect powder that sets and also make my concealer last throughout the long day without creasing.

I found it really hard to not spend a ridiculous amount of money just on an under eye powder and I didn't want to settle for just an ordinary powder as it doesn't work as well for under the eyes. With that in mind I was looking for a yellow toned powder as I heard that the colour really makes that area brighter and make you look more awake. I was inspired by products like the Ben Nye banana powder and the banana powder from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

I finally found one that is truly perfection! The Soap & Glory Instant Retouch Pressed Powder has amazing qualities for only £12. It sets your concealer all day and is very lightweight so it doesn't cake up. With it being yellow it contributes to making you look brighter and healthier but this has to built up as a thin layer is nearly translusent but don't worry it still feels like you have nothing on. It also has a silky/satin finish to feel velvety soft, this makes other products blend seamlessly into it and looks flawlessly smooth.

I think it might not be too long before I have to buy another!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Soap&Glory's Archery Brow Pencils

I love a good defined but natural brow when it comes to it, but I don't think that I need to splurge on expensive products because my eyebrows are naturally full. Having said that I use these two products from Soap & Glory just to make them a little bit neater.

I purchased the first archery pencil to put life back into those brows, this has an ashy coloured wax pencil (T) and suits the colour of mine perfectly. I use this one if I'm in a rush and just need to fill them in quickly as it has a big nib, making it look more natural. The bottom one is Soap & Glory's new addition, this has a much thinner nib than the first and can be a dupe for the Anastasia brow wiz. The nib being so thin means that it takes more time but you can make a more defined and perfect brow with this one. As the first is an ashy colour this has a warmer tone to it and is darker.

The other ends have the same purpose but the these two ends are completely different making them more individual and fitting to peoples needs. The first one (B) has a thin felt tip nib that creates hair like strokes, mimicking actual hairs. The colour is way more warmed toned than the waxy pencil but nothing to crazy! The second one (T) has a spooly on the end which makes it easier to travel with and is so handy not having to have a separate brush to comb through. Overall I think that they are both amazing for different reasons as they have different qualities about them. 

Have you tried the Archery brow pencils yet?

Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Manicure Edit

My nail history isn't the best, when I look back I used to bite my nails so short that they hurt and whenever they used to grow they would break or split so they would return to being short. After wanting long nails I would go for fake nails, the pack of hundred where you had to shape and put a hell of a lot of glue on to make them stick well. This obviously destroys your nail bed and when its time for them to come off they take layers with them making your nails soft, weak and brittle. Not very nice!

A few months ago I said to myself that I want healthy, strong nails that were just long enough to go over the tip of my finger. It was a long time before they could actually even grow because of all the damage they had suffered. All this time I have maintained my nails and they are back to how they should be with this routine. I have tested these products for quite a long time and have really noticed the difference.

First things first I remove my nail polish with the Cutex Moisture Guard or the Strengthening remover, this gets off the chipped old polish while also protecting nails from breaking and over time making nails whiter.

Next I file my nails with a 4 way buffer, using all 4 steps ensures that you have shiny smooth nails before you begin. I go for the squoval look because I think it looks the nicest. Then I apply either the Sally Hansen gel cuticle remover or the cuticle eraser and balm, both work the same but the eraser and balm moisturise cuticles and is less messy but if you have overgrown cuticles then I would go in with the gel as this is more 'heavy duty'.

This next step is what helped my nails to grow strong and healthy so listen up all you nail biters! I go in with the Bert's Bees Lemon Cuticle Cream to protect and moisturise the cuticles. Then I use the Mavala Scientifique Nail Hardener. This is basically a treatment for the nails that soaks in really fast, but make sure you have something protecting your cuticles like vaseline because this stuff stings! After that I wash my hands to get off any oils that might bubble under the polish if not taken off.

Applying a base coat means that the surface of the nail evens out making a more even application of the colour polish that goes on top, I love Sally Hansen's Double Duty base coat because it dries super fast and is really shiny.

The fun bit, colour! My recent favourites are the Maybelline Super Stay polishes in the shades: Pink In The Park(L) and Uptown Blue(M) and also Essie's in Bikini So Teeny(R).

Time to apply a top coat. After about 2 coats of coloured polish I put Seche Vite top coat on top for quick drying and hi-shine results. Wait for it to dry (a good 10 minutes) to ensure no mess ups! After that your done, I always go in with a hand cream to moisturise my hands and to get rid of that nail polish remover smell.

What are you manicure favourites?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Clarins Fix' Make-Up

Now I am all for long-lasting make-up when it comes to a special occasion or a long day ahead and a setting spray is the way forward. Whilst wandering around the counters in boots I spotted this on the clarins stand. A refreshing mist that sets your make-up while prolonging its hold. It also provides an instant cooling effect once on the skin and makes you feel fresh and clean after a hot day. Not only does it refresh and hold it also moisturises and hydrates your skin without making your foundation look dewy which I know is what people don't like in these sorts of sprays and altogether puts them off form buying it.

The smell is the classic clarins smell but fresher, so it shouldn't irritate the skin with a strong fragrance as it very subtle. This product is a real luxury as the price suggests, but what your getting inside the bottle is worth every penny, and who doesn't like the chic, matte and slim look it has to offer.

Will I buy it again? I'd only buy it if I couldn't find anything else better, but if I were you I would go with MAC's Fix+ as its cheaper and probably works just as well.

Have you tried any make-up setting sprays?

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Brush Set

I am a massive fan of the Real Techniques brushes but when this set came out I wasn't set on buying them. After a long time debating I finally splurged on the white handled duo-fiber brushes. Having these brushes for some time now I've realised that I use them a lot more then I thought I would.

The 3 piece set is amazing quality and they do really well to distribute the product without going on too thick and cakey. If you're looking for a lightweight application then you're reading the right post.

First in the set is the Duo-Fiber Face Brush (T). This is reasonably sized brush as it fits into all of those tricky spaces on the face such as under the eyes. I like to use this for powder as it brushes a light even layer of powder onto the face. You could use this brush for all powdered products and even liquids and creams for an airbrushed finish.

In the middle we have the Duo-Fiber Eye Brush. This is handy for blending, I sometimes use this for blending eye shadows together or for buffing in my concealer under the eyes or on blemishes. Again the duo-fiber bristles give an airbrush finish so I especially love using this for concealer.

Lastly is the Duo-Fiber Contour Brush (B), I use this for pretty much the same things as the face brush but the smaller size means more accuracy in those harder to get places, and like the name suggests it is very good for that all important contour. The thin small bristles fit perfectly under the cheekbones and blend for a natural look.

Have you tried the Duo-Fiber brushes for Real Techniques?

Monday, 18 August 2014

Revlon Matte Balms : My Picks

The Revlon Matte Balms have been around for quite a while now and all of the shades look amazing but the ones that have caught my eye and are absolutely loving are Elusive(T) and Sultry(B). These crayon chubby sticks are perfect for on the go as they are easy to apply but have great colour payoff and are so creamy with shea, mango and coconut butter that they nourish you lips as well as being matte. So velvety that they glide on with no hassle, leaving you with a matte look. No sharpener needed here neither with retractable properties that make life easier when in a rush. It leaves your lips with a minty fragrance that feels cooling as soon as it is applied.

First is the shade Elusive(T), the perfect pink rose shade but without the barbie look it is slightly darker and that looks good on just about anyone. It's a mix between cool tone and warm tone so it doesn't wash you out like a standard cool tone pink would.

Next is the shade Sultry(B), this is my favourite out of the two. This is a beautiful rosy brown colour with hints of berry. It is a dark colour on me but really suits my skin tone and every other skin tone too. Its still suitable to wear for everyday and throughout the evening. Sultry is really pigmented with just one swipe it is opaque on the lips and stays on for quite a while.

The packaging isn't cheap looking, as the same finish as the lipstick the packaging has a smooth matte finish and looks impressive for a drugstore product. These retail for about £7.99, so an absolute steal.

Have you tried these chubby sticks by revlon?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Solar Powder

Over the past 3 months I have been continuously using this as my bronzer. I find it hard to find a good bronzer in the drugstore that is just the right shade and mostly matte. The Soap & Glory's Solar Powder has been around for a long time but somehow I was reluctant to buy it even though all the hype. When I first tried it I was a little sceptical about the pink overlay that was over the upraised letters but I wiped that away and the pinkness was gone.

The bronzer itself presents two shades one dark and matte and the other light with a little shimmer running through it. The two shades swirled together create the perfect sun kissed look as it's not too dark and looks very natural on the skin. The powder is really creamy making it an easy to blend product. I apply this under my cheekbones, on my temples then down my neck in a number 3 shape, to bronze up my skin. Although my love for this product it is slightly let down by the packaging as its cardboard making it very breakable and not purse friendly. But that doesn't stop me from using it as the product inside is fantastic quality.

Have you tried any Soap & Glory products?

Friday, 1 August 2014

Deep Sleeper

After not getting much sleep recently I was grabbing this to help me switch off and sleep. Before I bought this I was convinced that these sorts of sprays were gimmicky and didn't actually work, but was I wrong, yes! The first time I used this I sprayed it on my pillows to hopefully send me to sleep quickly and it did. As the product says 'deep sleep' I can say that my nights sleep was a long and peaceful one. The second my head hit that pillow and inhaled the calming oils of lavender, vetivert and wild camomile I was fast asleep.

In the past I have tried a few others but I found that the scent was too strong and made me even more awake but with thisworks spray Ive found that the scent isn't too overpowering but just enough to calm you down and relax. As an added bonus it also makes your pillows and duvet smell really good and fresh!

Need a good nights sleep? Try this! - here 

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Origins GinZing Cleanser

The Origins Ginzing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser has become my new favourite thing. With its 2 in 1 scrub cleanser it's a must have for when in a rush. The jojoba and carnauba wax gently exfoliates to help unclog those pores. Although it's still a scrub it's very gentle on the skin and doesn't leave it feeling raw and looking red. This would be a perfect scrub for those of you that have sensitive skin because it doesn't irritate the surface but does enough to get deep down into those pesky pores. After using this my skin instantly feels smoother, brighter and squeaky clean. I love to use this in the morning as the oils include grapefruit, lemon and spearmint; meaning that it perks you up for the day to come and makes you feel fresh. Using this in the morning also means that any makeup left on the skin comes out leaving clean skin to moisturise.

Have you tried any of the GinZing range yet?

Saturday, 26 July 2014

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Now I know I don't have that many but you have to start somewhere right? I started collecting Mac lipsticks when I went to New York back in february. Since then I can honestly tell you I am absolutely obsessed with them. I only have 5 but I will hopefully collect more in the future. Let me tell you all about them.

First we have Hue, this is an all round perfect lipstick, it can be worn with a natural look or a more dramatic one. This is a nude but not one that matches the colour of your foundation and makes you look half dead this is more of a sheer colour that doesn't block out the natural colour of your lips but can be built up for an opaque look, it has subtle tones of pinks which makes it the 'your lips but better' shade. With it being a glaze finish it has a very nice gloss to it but nothing too over the top.

Next we have Chatterbox, this is a real pink shade. On me I find that it has warm tones but on some it can have cold tones. Anyway it has a real barbie feel to it without being a cold neon, think more natural barbie. As this is an amplified finish what you see is what you'll get, its very opaque with just one layer and lasts really well on the lips. I find that no mac lipsticks are drying on me but if you have dry prone lips than amplified probably isn't the best as sometimes the lipstick can sink into cracked or chapped lips. None the less I find it to be quite creamy.

Next is Plumful, this is a gorgeous shade and will look chic and classy on just about anyone. This lipstick goes on like butter with the lustre finish it is very creamy but not as glossy as you would expect. The shade is very warm with pink and lavender undertones in it which makes it a wearable plum colour. I find that this lipstick is suitable for the whole year round too which is a bonus.

On the slightly more vampy darker side is Rebel, this is probably one of the darkest lipsticks I own but I absolutely love it. As this is a satin finish it has similar effects to a matte finish but a lot more moisturising on the lips. I find that this stays on for a long time and when it does wear away it doesn't leave that dreaded line around your lips.  The shade is a dark plum colour that has no red tones in what so ever so it looks almost black in some lights.

Lastly is Vegas Volt, this is a new addition to my collection, and I have to say its probably one of my favourites. Again this is an amplified finish so it goes on very opaque. It's not drying and overall it's a beautiful shade, with warm tones it makes the coral/orange colour pop. If you're going for a golden goddess look this would be the perfect shade to pair it with.

I think that mac lipsticks are totally worth the money and come on they just smell so darn good!

What are your favourite mac lipsticks?

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Fuchsia Lip

For a bold lip that isn't just a red I always look for those brighter pink shades.  I have found a few that are different in many ways, and all last exceptionally well on the lips. These three drugstore bargains are just what I was looking for.

To start off with is the Loréal Glam Matte gloss in Coral Denimista (middle). To me this is the perfect shade, it's a mix between fuchsia and coral giving just the right warmth. Now I was a bit confused how this gloss/matte hybrid would work but after trying it out I was amazed at the effect it gave. It goes on very smoothly without streaks and leaves your lips feeling velvety smooth while hydrating your lips with a thick gloss. Although this is technically a gloss, it isn't sticky one bit.

Very similar to the loréal glam matte is the Sleek matte lipstick in Heartbreaker (bottom). This is my favourite out of the three because it is truly matte but at the same time it's very creamy because of its vitamin e enriched formula, this means it isn't drying on the lips at all. The colour is bright and opaque with just one layer.

On the more colder shade side is the MaxFactor Colour Elixir stick in Vibrant Pink 15 (top). This has a water-based formula making it glossy but not sticky and also is light-weight on the lips. With this pen applicator you can build up intensity easily. The formula is waterproof and is a real pain to get off, which means lasting really well. It also means that the colour fades away gradually and you don't get those lines lining your lips when the colour in the middle has gone.

What is your go to bold lip colour?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Body Shop's Aloe Eye Cream

After recently using the Yesto cucumbers soothing face wipes to remove my eye makeup I realised that they had left the skin around my eyes red and irritated. Even when I touched the skin it was painful let alone having makeup around that area.

In search of an eye cream that wouldn't irritate it more, I looked into The Body Shop, knowing that they had an aloe vera range that didn't have any fragrances, colour or alcohol in, only organic and natural products. With that in mind I picked up the Aloe Eye Defence.

This was just what I needed, as the face wipes had made the skin very sensitive and rough, this did just the trick. As well as being soothing and moisturising it also said that it would reinforce the skin's natural shield. Within about four applications I noticed that the skin around my eyes were as good as new, there was no puffiness, redness or irritation and the pain was gone. I find that the best way to apply it for best results is to put a small dot on the fingertip for each eye than gently pat into the skin. Avoid dragging the skin as this isn't very gentle for the irritated surface and dragging also creates wrinkles faster. Do this every morning and evening for faster results.

This eye cream is also suitable for contact wearers.

Have you got sensitive skin around your eyes? Then try this! - Click here.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Baby Lips Electro

When I recently went into Superdrug I realised that the Baby Lips Electro range had finally come to England. I know long time coming! But unfortunately we haven't got all of the colours. Anyway I managed to quickly snap up these two as they tend to sell out fast. The ones I picked up were Pink Shock (L) and Strike a Rose (R). However they do sell two more shades 'Berry Bomb' which is purple and 'Oh Orange' which you can guess is orange.

They are sheer when first applied but can quickly be built up for a super pigmented look. Pink Shock (L) has a raspberry tint to it while Strike a Rose (R) has more of a barbie pink feel to it. As well as the colour these lip balms are super moisturising and are great for topping up or adding gloss to any lipstick or matte balm. I keep these in my handbag as they are a balm with a tint and are purse size friendly, perfect for on the go.

Have you seen the electro range yet? - click here

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Camomile Cleansing Butter

When it comes down to cleansing I tend to choose something thats quick but still is kind to my skin. Thats when The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter comes in. After hearing the craze about this cleanser I finally caved in and bought it, and I haven't looked back since.

The light formula gives an even film across the face feeling like an oil and a butter at the same time, while removing that little bit of makeup left on the skin. Even though it feels very oily and hard to wash off, to my surprise it comes off with little effort and skin feels squeaky clean and fresh. Its very nourishing and hydrates the skin rather than leaving the skin feeling stripped, which is an added bonus and would be great for dry skin. For those of you like me that have sensitive skin this is a great option as it doesn't irritate any sensitive areas on the face but actually soothes and calms any inflammation and redness.

The smell is very relaxing as it's camomile and makes your nights sleep even better! Have you tried The Body Shop Camomile Cleanser?

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Summer Scent

I am a sucker for anything to do with coconut, so when I heard about Estée Lauder's Bronze Goddess perfume a year ago via Lily Melrose aka llymlrs I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it this summer.

This perfume just smells exactly like a beach holiday with a warmness to it. It has a luxurious, rich blend of Bergamot, warm Amber, Tiare Flower and Vanilla combined with soft flair of Coconut that stays on the skin and becomes richer as time goes by. However, if you're not totally fond of coconut smells then maybe this perfume isn't for you.

What will your summer scent be?

Friday, 30 May 2014

Stay Matte All Day

Recently my skin has become a bit of an oily mess and I was in desperate need to find a product that would help keep my makeup looking matte and on all day. In comes Rimmel Stay Matte duo. When these launched I didn't really look into them but when wondering the isles of boots I found these gems. I was intrigued of the matte properties they had and I liked that it came in a primer and also a foundation to match.

First lets start off with the primer. When it comes out of the tube it is not so different from a moisturiser, it is white and has a creamy texture to it. Then when rubbed into the skin it sinks down to leave a velvety finish thats not greasy. I prefer these types of primers to the silicone ones as it doesn't make my skin feel greasy hence more oily.

Moving on to the foundation I didn't think I would like this as much as I do now. This is a light-weight shine control mousse foundation that gives the skin an even completion and covers any blemishes and imperfections. What I love about it is that it doesn't look cakey on the skin and doesn't feel thick as some mousses can sometimes tend to do. It sits well on the skin and as it being matte the lasting power is very good.

Alone the products work well with other primers and foundations but when used together your skin really does stay matte all day. Will you be trying these matte goods from Rimmel?

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

3 in 1 Cheek Palette

For the past month I have grabbed nothing but this sleek palette for everything to do with cheeks. This tiny compact palette has all you need on a daily basis. With a light matte bronzer to contour (great for you pale gals out there), a gold shimmery pink for a natural glow and a nice highlight to combine and finish everything off. All three colours used together make the perfect everyday healthy look that pretty much lasts all day and doesn't seep into the skin and disappear after an hour or two.

This handy little thing is a must have for on the go as it has all you need in it, is super thin so won't take up much room and has a great big mirror to see whats going on. It doesn't just stop there it is also super cheap at only £9.99 and can be found in the isles of superdrug.

I think that this would be perfect for travelling as it would be all you needed to take and is very compact so it will fit anywhere!

The one shown here is the light one but it also comes in a darker shade. Click here to purchase.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Brush Cleaning Made Easy

Cleaning make-up brushes can be a strenuous task, especially when you have quite a few. What I used to do was wet the Bristles in hot water then squeeze a pea-sized dot of baby shampoo onto my hand  and swirl the brush till all of the make-up was gone then rinse it under water to get rid of the bubbles.

I hated that routine since it took me forever to do, and I'm not really the patient type. So I opted to try something different, And I found No7 Make Up Brush Cleanser. Using it for the first time was quick and simple and I was amazed at how clean it got my brushes. I basically do the same routine but I use this instead of baby shampoo. It's so much more easier to wash out as it hardly creates any bubbles. As well as being a time saver it also leaves the brushes in good condition and doesn't leave an oily residue over them if you hadn't washed it out properly.

Another reason why I love this, is because its fragrance free. So if your skin is sensitive to smells then this is the product for you. And it also doesn't make your brushes smell funny either.

Do your make-up brushes need cleaning? Treat them with No7 Brush Cleanser.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Sad You're Gone

That time has come when you're holy grail product runs out. To me without this product I can't really get a brush through my hair when it's wet. To use I grab random sections of hair and spray Bed Head's Colour Goddess all over. Next I leave for about 30 seconds to make sure it all soaks into the hair, then I brush my hair with my tangle teezer just like normal.

This leave-in-conditioner allows me to brush my hair without the brush pulling and damaging my hair. Not only does it help with brushing it also conditions to the hair leaving it feeling soft and silky without weighing the hair down or turning it greasy. The best thing of all is defiantly the smell, this stuff smells of chocolate and stays on the hair all day!
Can't get your brush through your hair? I have just the product. Click Here.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Best Mascara Ever?

Can this be the best mascara ever? Bold statement I know but recently I bought the Benefit They're Real mascara and I have fallen completely in love with it! I've tried this mascara a couple of times and don't recall it being this good. The main reason why is because I think mine were slightly dried out. However a brand spanking new one is a long, volume packed false lash effect in a bottle. I always have trouble trying to find the perfect mascara that does everything but I think this might be the one.

 Naturally my lashes are long and straight but the wand is plastic and packed full of short stubby bristles that grab every lash right at the root giving you mega lashes and ones that are separated evenly with no clumps to give a natural look, although it can be built up to a much more dramatic look. The end however is a little different as it allows you to poke the lashes that are drooping down upwards to give them the extra lift they need. 

The formula is something special, lasts all day and does not budge meaning its hard to remove but well worth it for not getting mascara transfer under your eyes throughout the day.

To finish off, lets talk packaging. When it comes down to it, Benefit seem to have it pretty much covered.

Will this be your perfect mascara? Click here to find out.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Perfect Matte Lip Ft. Bourjois

Ever since these came out I've been intrigued into why people loved liquid lipsticks so much; well now I understand. Bourjois bought out six different shades, two nudes, two reds and two fuchsias.

The first one I purchased was Frambourjoise 02. This is a lovely raspberry colour that transforms your whole makeup look without being a bold red or bright fuchsia.
Staying in the nude section we have Peach Club 04. A 'your lips but better' colour with a slight hint of orange making it the perfect everyday colour.

One of my favourites defiantly has to be Olé flamingo 05. A bright pink that just looks good with no eye makeup on to make your lips standout and be the main focus. If your scared of wearing bold colours and don't want to have the worry of is it on my teeth or smeared half way down my face then opt for this one.

Finally, Hot Pepper 03. This is a true red that transforms your makeup for a night out. Because its matte it means that these little guys are super long lasting and theres no need for you to touch it up. Seriously this stuff is hard to budge!

I think I might be addicted to these tubes of joy. Want to try them click here.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I have to admit I wasn't the sort of girl who was into skincare at all apart from face wash. Recently I've become a bit of a crazy person and buying more than I need. When this product was first raved about and had the title of being the Bioderma dupe I just had to get my hands on it. Boy am I glad I did! This water like liquid is amazing at just about removing anything you want it too.

I just pop enough on a cotton pad or two and swipe everything away. What I love about this is that once the makeup is removed it doesn't then leave an oily residue over the skin it just feels damp and drys normally.

Another thing that is handy about this product is that it is so easy to get, being available at Boots and being cheap it's an absolute steal!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Bare Faced

Need a flawless base for summer? Loreal's light-weight foundation is just the thing you need. I think it gives my skin an airbrush finish which is unexpected of a light coverage foundation. But this really does give the skin a natural looking glow without looking dewy. At the same time it leaves a velvet feel to the skin which I really like.

The only problem with this foundation is that it doesn't come with a pump, it's a poor a bit on the back of your hand foundation. Some people might find this annoying but well worth it for the product thats inside.

Because the foundation is light-weight it can be build able, however how I like doing it is just giving the skin what it needs then covering any red patches I have with concealer. I prefer doing it this way because it means that I'm not drowning 'ok' skin in foundation and clogging it up.

Overall, I think that this foundation is well priced at only £9.99. If you haven't given this a go, I highly recommend it!

Thursday, 17 April 2014


If I'm going for a bold lip or something matte, I dig around for these babies first. Usually my lips are in really bad condition so if I'm going to pull of a look whether it's a daring red lip and a sultry matte look I will hunt around for these Lush Lip Scrubs and give my lips a good exfoliating session before hand to make sure the lipstick doesn't stick to the uneven surface and flake away.

I have the flavours Bubblegum and Mint Julips. I prefer the Mint Jilips one as it tastes like mint chocolate (which is my favourite chocolate).

The idea of these little scrubs is amazing. The scrub doesn't harm your lips and once the sugar is all licked off, it leaves your lips feeling super soft and not cracked!

A must have if you love those bold colours!