Tuesday, 11 March 2014

MUA review - ps, sorry for absense



MUA Powder Blushers in: Lolly ~ Cupcake ~ Candyfloss

Being in sixthform has started to become a little more stressful than it was when I first started my blog, around a month ago, so, sorry for not posting for 10 days. Thankyou to everyone who has continued to subscribe, etc, it really means a lot - and I have a lot of good posts for you in the near future! 

Anyway, onto the review. Today I'm reviewing the MUA powder blushers, not the cream ones. These powder ones cost £1 each. The packaging is cheap, as expected, but then again is quite compact with a lot of product so good for traveling.

From left to right: Candyfloss ~ Cupcake ~ Lolly
If I'm honest, the pigmentation and consistency is weird, and hard to describe. To touch, they are very cream and highly pigmented, but when you swipe it on your hand, as you can see, the colour pay off seems different for each one, candyfloss showing the least. They have a wide range, I only have these three - Candyfloss is a bright pink with blue undertones, Cupcake a coral with strong brown undertones, and Lolly a true coral. The main drawback is bizarrely, when on a brush, it becomes very loose and can easily become a mess. 

Overall I'd say for best application, use your fingers to apply, especially if you want a more natural look. For £1 - give them a go! 



Saturday, 1 March 2014

PS love beauty haul

Hopping on the band wagon here and talking about Primarks new PS Love Beauty - but it's worth it.


Image and video hosting by TinyPic For everything in this photo I only paid...£6. £6?! What a bargain! You'd question the quality of the products, but you shouldn't. I have to admit the real reason I went to Primark was to try and get my hands on their two new day and nght palettes, but they didn't have them, so I'd thought I'd try some other things instead. I have opened these products and tried them out but I will do a more in depth review once properly tested. 
So far so good though. All products are very pigmented and easy to work with. The Kohl eye crayon is my favourite at the moment, never seen anything like it! 
Pictures/swatches and a full review to come.

Have you tried any of this new range?

Friday, 28 February 2014

Empties

I have a little basket hidden away (partly to keep it out of sight from my dad who recycles anything) to keep my empty products in, and I've decided that every time I get 3 things in there, I will get them out and review them in a post.

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Yes they are a little random - but hey ho.
Firstly, okay deodorant. May seem a little bit weird to put a deodorant in an empties post, but still, I love this deodorant and its definitely my favourite, because obviously it's normal to have a favourite deodorant - please say it is, right? So anyway, this particular one is the powder fresh, I do believe there is anything scent, but off the top of my head I don't know what. They are slightly more expensive than other deodorants available but it's nothing crazy. Repurchased with many a backups waiting already.
Secondly Pantene 2min Deep Smoothening Masque - favourite. hair. masque. ever. I kid you not, my hair feels like silk afterwards, so inexpensive too. Definitely worth a purchase.
Lastly Rimmel Gentle Eye Make Up Remover - it was okay. Medicore - Average at best. On a positive note, it didn't sting my eyes, but I just feel like it didn't get that much makeup off and took a lot of time and effort to get my makeup off. Bit disappointing too- it claims to remove waterproof mascara, well, if that was taking off my mascara, my natural lashes were extraordinarily long, feel the sarcasm?

Have you ever tried any of these products?


Thursday, 27 February 2014

Liebster Award

Got a cheeky little extra post for you tonight because I got bored of German and distracted by reading blogs - whoops!
I have been nominated to do the Liebster Award by the beautiful Ella, thank you for nominating me, you can find here blog here. 
I believe I give 11 facts about myself, answer the 11 questions given by Ella and tag 11 other bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicsoo, 11 facts about me!
1) My birthday is in August
2) I have a dog called Rodney and a cat called Dwayne because my mum hates naff names
3)I have the first hole in my ears pierced but haven't worn earrings in over a year
4) I have ombre hair, but cut my hair 7 inches so now only the bottom inch or so is blonde
5) I may have a tad of an obsession to Leonardo Dicaprio - who doesn't?! (Don't get me started on him, for your own sake.)
6) I learn french german and italian
7)I want to be a lawyer or a makeup artist (two very different things, i know)
8)I'm struggling of things to write
9) I also have an obsession for humous - i ate a large pot to myself in three days
10) I have a phobia for small spaces and lifts and always take the stairs, however many there may be
11) I prefer Costa to Starbucks

Questions from Ella

1) If you had the chance to travel to any one country in the world, where and why? - New York because I've never been to America but somehow and obsessed with America
2)What is one item you can't live without? - My phone, however sad that may be
3)What is one item, product or thing that you have really splurged on! - A Louis Vuitton purse
4)If you could spend one day in the life of somebody else who would it be? - Beyonce
5)Gold or silver? - Gold
6)What is the best book you have ever read? - I can't recall the last book I read..
7)If you could have any 3 items in the world for free what would they be? - A Chanel handbag, a ferrari and a mansion
8)What's your favourite colour? - Orange
9)Something strange that not many people know about you? - Not necessarily strange unless you know me in person because I'm naturally very loud usually, but I'm actually really shy and when I get nervous in front of new people(etc) I start to stutter reasonably bad
10)What is one of the happiest moments you can remember? - May sound nerdy but one of them would be opening up my GCSE results, I actually cried (in happiness, thankfully!)
11)Going out partying or cosy nights in? - Depends how I'm feeling, love a good party but do love sleeping to so ya know, I'm easy

I nominate..
being-georgie.blogspot.co.uk
missabbykababy.blogspot.com
threadthetrends.blogspot.co.uk
rayfancydaily.wordpress.com
favoritethingsbyabi.blogspot.nl
amsiegramham.blogspot.co.uk
beautybyalicee.co.uk
iseybeauty.blogspot.com
aurelie-hispter.blogspot.ca
fbl-savvy.blogspot.com
 mielleloves.blogspot.de

 My questions for you..
1)  Any new years resolutions, and if so, have you kept to them?
2) Do you have a style icon? If so, who?
3) If you could spend a day with any celebrity, who would it be?
4) If you could have your makeup done by a professional, who would it be?
5) Is your favourite chocolate Daim? If no, what is it?
6) What is or was your favourite subject at school?
7) Do you prefer sweet or savory foods?
8) What is the weirdest thing you've ever ate?
9) Favourite band or singer?
10) Favourite spring/summer trend?
11) Favourite nail polish for spring?

Such a fun tag - would love to read your responses! xx

17 Lip Crayon

I got 4 of the 17 Lip crayons in a set for Christmas. The colour is bright and the pay off and pigmentation is great, also it winds up so there is more than just the first crayon bit. Defintley worth £4.99! I really like how you can build it up, it can either be a lip tint or a full on sheer lippy. The only slight problem is that they don't have names on, so I'm guessing the 4 out of 5 that I have. I believe I have Bold, a bright orange, Heartbreaker, a deep red, Playful, a vibrant pink, and Superstar, a 'my lips but better' shade. They wear a long time and you don't need to worry about having the ever unattractive 'lipstick on teeth' problem.


Have you ever tried these?

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

My everyday makeup

I thought I would do a quick post and talk through of what I do for my everyday makeup.

For foundation I like to use Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in colour 51, not the original one. This is a gel foundation and I find it sits nicer on the skin than the original, and gives a natural dewy finish. I use a beauty blender from Topshop to buff this into my skin and I find the combination of this foundation and the blender works well to last throughout the day.
For concealer I use the Lasting Perfection Concealer from Collection - you've all heard of this I'm sure! I use it to cover any imperfections or blemishes, rather than under my eyes as I find it can crease a bit there. Sometimes if I'm looking for a bit more coverage I use the Some Kind-a Gorgeous Foundation Faker by Benefit, which yes is a foundation, but I prefer to use it as a higher coverage concealer.
On a day to day basis I don't do heavy highlighting or blush, but I do use YSL Touche Eclat down the bridge of my nose, under my eyes, and on my cupids bow.
If I want to do any contouring I use Benefits Hoola Bronzer, as it is the perfect matte shade for the hollows of my cheeks.
For powder I use my trusty Stay Matte Powder by Rimmel in 03 Peach Glow - love it!
For mascara I use either Benefit Bad Gal or No7 Extreme Length Extend.

What are your everyday essentials? 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

My Beauty Wish List

Image and video hosting by TinyPic You'll probably be shocked to know this but...I've never tried any of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. Soo...on my wish list is the Naked Basics palette and the Naked 3 Palette. I want to try them, so badly. I've also seen really good reviews on the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation from Benefit, so I would like to try this out soon. Also the Stay Don't Stray eyeshadow primer I have tried before in a sample size and would like to get the full size because it is great and was everything I would want in an eyeshadow primer.

What is on your beauty wish list?