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Monday, 28 November 2016

Love, Like, Loathe! Budget Concealers




Love, Like, Loathe! Budget/Drugstore Concealers

In this post, I'll be sharing a round-up of drugstore concealers that I've loved, liked and loathed throughout this year.
 There are some that I've loved that much I've repurchased. Some that I liked but for some reason won't be the obvious choice for me in the future. And some I absolutely hated!

For me, concealers are a staple product to use for covering the under eye area so it looks like I've had a good nights kip. I don't sport the most darkest of circles but do have eye bags which I know no matter what I do nothing will get rid of them entirely! Despite this, I still like to look I've made some sort of effort in trying to hide them by making the skin look more even toned. Before applying any concealer, regardless of whatever brand that may be, I always use a Peach corrector for covering and neutralising the actual shadow of those damn eye bags! 

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Review: Too Faced | Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder


Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder Review


Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder Review


After finishing what seemed to be my umpteenth pot of the E.L.F Studio High Definition White Finishing Powder, I thought it was about time I tried something else. Don't get me wrong, I like the one from E.L.F, but like with a lot products; not only does the novelty begin to wear off after a while, you kinda get use to that initial effect you experience at the beginning.

For the past few years, I've always enjoyed the white stuff as I find they don't add extra coverage, nor tamper with my foundation shade. I also find they brighten my dull neutral complexion just nicely, and haven't experience much of that whitish cast look that some people seem to struggle with, or even flashback. Perhaps its the natural oils in my skin that's preventing this, I'm not sure.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Review : Makeup Revolution | New-trals vs Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette


If these shades don't float your boat, I don't think anything will. During 2016, we experienced a slight twist to our neutral shades, giving us a rather different flavour than we're so use to when it comes to our palettes. These popular combinations involving: Peach, Corals, Burnt Oranges and Plummy/Raspberry tones has resulted in constant sell-outs from any brand that features them. Like I said in an earlier post: if you missed out on the Sweet Peach or can't be arsed to chase Morphe's 35O, or your budget can't quite stretch to the Modern Renaissance by Anastasia Beverly Hills, or, like me, can't justify purchasing another high-end palette, this might be just what you need. And it won't break the bank either! 

  If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen me flirting quite a bit with this eye-catching palette - New-trals vs Neutrals by Makeup Revolution. I've gotta hand it to them; for a drugstore palette, these warmer tones have got to be the most diverse arrangement I've ever come across. I've been "umming and ahhing" for months on whether to get this, but once Autumn was upon us, the decision was made. It's autumnal feel is suited to a tea, although I couldn't help but notice it also has a rather nice Spring/Summer appeal to it well; so, it's little wonder why these arrangements have been so popular! Ok; let's do some nit picking and check out some more of these shades, shall we?!

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Affordable Skincare Haul Featuring Nivea


Affordable Skincare Achieved Using Nivea. Nivea Skincare Review

I was recently enjoying a body care product from the Nivea range, the Rich Nourishing Body Lotion when this package arrived filled with all these goodies from those lovely people from Nivea. It couldn't've come at a better time! 

Nivea (a name coming from the Latin word meaning snow white) has been looking after our skins for generations. The familiarity of their signature scent is something that we all know and love, but it's their ability in providing great skin care products that's affordable and is suitable for all regardless of need, and continues to be loved from all parts of the globe.


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Monday, 14 November 2016

Review : Hylamide HA Blur Primer


Hylamide HA Blur Primer Review


I'm beginning to really love this brand! No one is singled out when it comes to providing products for solutions as they are suitable for everyone! Deciem is having a good spell on the blog as this is the second review published in less than 10 days. So, as you would have probably gathered, Hylamide is another brand that's under the Deciem umbrella, and earlier on this year they released a range of primers from their Finisher Series; HA Blur was one of them, which introduced us to something rather different to the traditional formulas we're used to.

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Pretty and Practical Storage Solutions for your Makeup


acrylic makeup storage

No matter how little you have, makeup has a tendency of looking cluttered and spilling all over the place! It doesn't take much for your dressing table to look like a bomb's hit it, does it? Even in drawers, product gunk can play its part (concealers, I'm looking at you!) and let's face it, none of us has the time or the inclination to rummage through makeup early in the mornings, so perhaps some little storage would go a miss.

Of course, there are hundreds of ideas out there. Anything from perfume gift boxes, makeup bags to even empty Ferrero Rocher boxes are some of the things used to keep that untidiness at bay. Today, I'll be showing you some other options that will not only give you storage, they'll look pretty on your dressing table too! Hopefully, these might get the ole brain juices flowing and help you think of other ways to use these too!

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Monday, 7 November 2016

The Ordinary: Is it anything but?



Never, have I been so excited to try a skincare care brand as much as this one. The buzz surrounding  this was "extraordinary!" My purse was crying "happy tears".  At last, our prayers have been answered. Access to these proven effective anti-aging ingredients that are featured in some of the most expensive products in the industry needn't cost the earth for us ordinary folk anymore! So out goes the fancy packaging and the high price tag, as Deciem, The Abnormal Beauty Company decided it's time things changed. Time we discovered the truth and time we discovered The Ordinary. 

If you've yet to discover The Ordinary then you really are missing something special, as this brand brings those well-known ingredients for as little as £4.90. So it's hardly surprising they've become an overnight success! I recently wrote a blog post sharing my thoughts on this exciting launch, including a link for their regime guide, details of purchase and what it could mean for the likes of you and me, which you can read here.


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Friday, 4 November 2016

Shades Of Autumn: My latest go-to's


Shades Of Autumn, My Make Up Picks


Hi, everyone!

As Autumn is now in full swing, I thought I'd share with you some of the products I've been loving recently and have really helped me transition to these darker colder months. I'm normally a Summer person as I hate the Autumn and Winter months. I hate being cold and having the colds that accompanies with this time of year. However, beyond that, it's quite surprising how a little change in your colour palette can help lift and embrace (I'll use that term lightly, haha!) this time of year.

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