Thursday, 18 August 2016

Stila in the Light Palette

Now, my life has been SO hectic lately! Basically I recently started my first proper job and it's been a real shock to me I must say, juggling my time is the main thing, I have no time to do many things anymore haha! I make it sound awful but really I'm loving it and being able to be independent and earning my own wages! 

So today I wanted to share my FAVE palette at the moment, as you can see it is this stunning 'in the light' palette by Stila and to be honest I never really hear about Stila makeup except from this palette of course so when a few months back it was only £12.50 I squeeled and a few click-idy clicks later it was ordered and I received it a few days later. All I can say right now is that I'm in LOVE!
You can browse them here: 
Stila 'In the Light palette' -
Real techniques brushes -

Now the palette includes an array of beautiful neutral eye shadow shades, 12 to be exact! I think the pigmentation of the palette is just perfect for me, not too pigmented that mistakes can be made from picking up too much product, or too little product that nothing shows up, its a lovely mix of in between the two. 

My favourite shades are: obviously 'Kitten' which is always the most raved about champagne shimmer colour, it is perfect and really complements my blue eyes, I also love matte browns 'sandstone' and a pinky/taupe brown called 'Bliss' these are lovely build able crease shades, I am always looking for brown/taupe shades for in my crease as I prefer these to smokey blue/black colours which some people can really pull off but unfortunately not me! You can see them in the photo I too below!

It also came with an eyeliner which I think is such a good freebie, and it was amazing and very pigmented until I broke it! ooops, Bit of a Clumsy cow!  I know, what am I like! So this has made me think a lot about trying some more products from Stila.

Even though I've had this for quite a few months now, I can't wait to try even more combinations of the shades together, I am eager to try the navy colour, but haven't branched into it yet and I want to try the black to line my eyes like an eyeliner would, will let you all know how it goes!

Anyway I hope you are all well, see you in my next post!

Have you tried this palette?
What are your favourite Stila products?!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Affordable Drugstore makeup products under £10

I love a bit of drugstore makeup shopping and drugstore makeup quality has been improving so much lately, I thought I would just share with you all a few affordable drugstore makeup products that are for eyes and eyebrows, I find there are actually so many amazing dupes for high end products so I thought I'd share them!

So the first is a palette, from Maybelline, and I don't actually hear a lot about this palette but I think the shades are lovely, they are mostly shimmery shades and I think this palette is great for those who want to branch out into trying different eye shadow shades but don't want to spend around £40 for a pre-made palette like the Urban Decay Naked palettes, this blushed nudes palette is just under £10 and the shades are mostly pink, like the Naked 3 palette. 

The next product is from Freedom, this is a fairly new (I think, correct me if i'm wrong) high street makeup brand, which is sold in Superdrug. They have a lot of products that have caught my eye as of how cheap and good quality they look, this product is a brow pommade/pomade which is the cheaper equivalent to the anastasia dip brow pomade, I have the shade taupe, which I think is a lovely shade for my considerably dark eyebrows (for me having dark blonde hair anyway!) 
The great thing is you only need the tiniest bit and this was £5 so I'm guessing it will last me ages! 

The last product is by Makeup Revolution, which is a makeup brand I am loving to pieces at the moment! I love their eyeshadows, contour kit and now this, which is a handy little eyebrow kit mine is in the light/medium one and I can't believe it was only £2.50 I think they shades in it are brilliant and I can mix the shades to match my eyebrows perfectly (and yes I have used it but it still looks untouched haha!) I think they do a medium/dark one too but it is just such a handy palette to take on the go or in your bag, it has a mirror and tweezers and a brush if you need to use the product on the go to, which I think is fab!

Products featured and links:
Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette -
Freedom Brow Pomade (Taupe) -
Makeup Revolution Brow Kit (Light/Medium) -

What are your favourite affordable makeup products?!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Makeup products I'm Obsessed with this month!

I am going to be sharing with you three items (all makeup products, surprise surprise!) I have literally not stopped over the past month or so. 

So this month I have been loving trying a few different makeup products in my collection, which have been sadly pushed aside, from me buying so much makeup lately, OOPS. but it's easily done! -you can never have enough am I right?! 

Products Featured: 
Chanel 'La Mysterieuse' -
Sleek Matte Me 'Birthday Suit' -
Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof -

The only product I had been yet to try before in this photograph was the waterproof lash sensational mascara, as I had already absolutely loved the non waterproof version, but now the weather is hotter my itchy/watery/hayfever-y eyes definitely do not! 

The first product is actually this beautifully packaged Chanel lipstick called 'La Mysterieuse' which unfortunately I have lost the swatch picture of it so if you are curious to see the colour you can find it featured in an older blog post of mine here. It is the prettiest shade which I would describe as a purple-y red pink shade and I find it so hard to wear red shades but on the lips it is a gorgeous in-between of red/pink on me and I am so happy with it and the formula is so silky considering its a matte lip stick and I adore it!

The second you may have seen in my liquid lipsticks blog post, and it is the much talked about Sleek Matte Me lipstick in the shade 'Birthday Suit' it is so pretty and has been compared and is said to be a dupe for 'Dolce K' by kylie cosmetics. It is quite pinky on me, which I'm not sure is because of my natural lip colour, but I think it is such a pretty shade perfect for Spring/Summer weather hence why I have been using it a lot throughout the past month!

The last is the mascara, the lash sensational-non waterproof has been my favourite mascara for around 6 months I would say could be less or more but thats my rough estimate. And I had absolutely no fault in it at all, until my eyes were affected by the ever so dreaded hay fever which I experience everytime the weather gets nicer! It's annoying but I'm so glad I tried the waterproof because it DOES NOT BUDGE! It is soooo good and is definitely replacing my normal lash sensational, the only downside is that it takes me twice as long to get off as non waterproof mascara does, but it works even better than my normal lash sensational as my lashes hold so much better and the curl lasts me literally all day. If you have been wondering whether to try it... then do it, it beats any high end mascara I have tried too, and for only £7.99!

What are some amazing makeup products you've recently discovered?! 

Friday, 20 May 2016

Skincare/Bodycare favourites!

Now that summer is just around the corner, I've been stepping up with my skin and body care products! 
I adore having a summery glow as the weather gets nicer and I have two tanning body/skincare products featured in this post as well as two skin care products which I'm also loving, so if you want to know my thoughts carry on reading lovelies!

The Products featured and direct links to them: 
Dove DermaSpa Summer Revived Body Lotion
Bondi Sands everyday Gradual Face tanner -
Cetaphil cleanser -
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo -

The first product is a very new product to me, after seeing this gradual tan on offer on the super drug website a few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and try it, because I self tan I use the Bondi Sands Tanning range, and I can never ever get my hands to look somewhat not disgusting, I have watched countless youtube videos to see what I was doing wrong when applying the mousse to my body and also my hands but every time I did it it was hideous, no other word to describe it unfortunately! So I tried this on my hands applying it with a tanning mitt and oh my goodness what a difference, it matches my Bondi Sands dark foam perfectly after two solid coats and I am obsessed! I am yet to try the Bondi Sands tanning lotion, as I was going to try that on my hands and feet instead of the mousse but as this was on offer for around £3.50 and the Bondi sands one was £14.99 I thought I would give this ago first and the results I am beyond impressed with! 
The best natural looking hands I have ever had when fake tanning!

Now time for my Bondi Sands face gradual tan, now this is perfect for when you don't want to wear much makeup on your face and I've been loving it for makeup free days as it adds colour to my face obviously and builds up to match the tan on my body over two to three days of me applying it each night, because obviously when I don't fake tan my face I have a very visible pale face and tanned body haha!!The only small downside is if you use harsher face scrubs it obviously won't last amazingly but I think is super good and I've been looking for a product like this that doesn't break me out! it doesn't! and I'm definitely going to use this on holiday this summer since I need to use factor 50 on my easily burnt face! Goodbye to my pale face and tanned neck! 

So any US readers of my blog you'll probably think I'm crazy but I have been dying to try the Cetaphil cleanser for so long after hearing how good it is for sensitive or acne prone skin, which lucky me I suffer from both! I love the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish but I was looking for a liquid based cleanser instead of like a lotion which is what cleanse and polish is for those who may not know!
I have been using it for three weeks solidly now and my skin hasn't felt this soft in forever so now I'm definitely saying goodbye to harsh face scrubs which probably made my skin even more sensitive! It is amazing if your looking for a product that won't irritate your skin at all this one claims to do that and I agree!

Lastly is another completely raved about product, and I talk about it all the time! BUT it's the biggest staple in my facial skincare routine, if I couldn't have any other product except one it would be this one! *Bold claim I know!* it keeps my skin clearer than any other product has and I feel it works best when I completely cover my face in a small layer so it helps to tackle blemishes even before they appear. The Effaclar Duo + is a french brand and I also need to try more products from them! I have yet to find a acne curing product but this is as close as I've found to improve my skin the abolute most and it seems to prevent whiteheads and those really painful spots which is gross but amazing that it does such a good job!

So these are my favourites! 
What Skin Care or Body Care products can you not live without?!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

My Favourite Liquid Lipsticks/Lipcreams

Liquid lipsticks are becoming super popular lately, after the recent launch of the Kylie Jenner lip kits, (which one has actually made it into this post!) they have become a massive hype and every beauty lover it seems is obsessed with them and their are so many great dupes of her liquid lipsticks on the beauty market. I thought I would share with you my favourites at the minute so enjoy!

So the first is of course my Kylie liquid lipstick which I originally bought in the lip kit which featured this lipstick and the matching lipliner. Now this is such a perfect colour for me it's a nude pink colour and it's so easy to apply and smells incredible, and just like strawberries my fave! It is so pretty and I the formula is lovely, I just wish they were easy and accessible in the UK, without the shipping and customs charges which can be a whopping amount of money which I don't have haha!

The next one is the NYX lipstick in the colour Copenhagen, and by the way I love all of these liquid lipsticks and they are all my favourites! *they're in no particular order I forgot to mention!* The Copenhagen shade is amazing but I am more of a pink/nude/neutral lip kinda gal as I feel like these suit me best and are so wearable for me! This is a lip cream so it isn't as liquid-y like the others but dries into a cream formula but all of these lipsticks have a similar affect when dried. This is super good value at £5.50 so I will definitely be trying some more NYX lipsticks!

The last is a new edition to my liquid lipsticks, it's the Sleek Matte Me in Birthday Suit, I heard so much about this being a dupe for Dolce K by Kylie Jenner (sold as a lip kit) and I couldn't chose between Dolce K and Candy K when I got my lip kit so as I chose Candy K I wanted to get a dupe for Dolce K without the extreme price tag to get it shipped to the UK! So this is a gorgeous browny pink, slightly browner than Candy K, it's a very signature Kylie lip colour. Another thing with liquid lipsticks is that it's so much easier if you want a fuller lip because the liquid when dried really looked so natural and somehow makes you able to do your lips how you like usually with a lipliner, and then a matte liquid lipstick and it's so easy if you want a Kylie Jenner style lip look!

Where you can find them:
Kylie lip kit in Candy K -
NYX Soft matte lip cream in Copenhagen -
Sleek Matte Me Lipstick in Birthday Suit -

What's your favourite Liquid Lipsticks?
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