Thursday, 28 May 2015

May Lip monthly - OFRA, NYC, Milani and Jing Ai swatches and first impression/review

My May Lip monthly is finally here and I thought that it would never come, but I suppose its better late then never. Firstly the little makeup bag that the goodies arrived in is super cute and so spring appropriate, It is a bright yellow colour with flags and has lipsticks and mascaras scattered around.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Morphe brushes Jaclyn Hill favourites palette swatches and first impression / review

Finally this beauty is here and I have wanted this palette for so long but I missed the last restock and the palette was out of stock forever, however I managed to get this palette on ebay and I was so chuffed. The colours are all so beautiful and after swatching this palette the pigmentation is great as well, I was worried after spending so much on this palette encase it wasn't that great because the main reason I bought this palette was because the amazing Jaclyn hill teamed up with morphe brushes and create this palette and I love her videos so much. I feel that if I was able to get this palette from the Morphe brushes website then I would have been able to say that the eyeshadow were of great quality for the price however I think that I may have overpaid for this eyeshadow palette, but I don't really mind because this palette has easily became one of my favourites palettes and I am finding myself using this nearly everyday so it was defiantly worth every penny I paid. The palette includes 28 shades and has both matte and shimmery shades, all the shades are creamy and apply to the lid so nicely with very minimal fall out, here are swatches of all the eyeshadow so that you can see the colour and pigmentation better.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Makeup Revolution Lipliners swatches and review

When buying the Makeup revolution mermaid palette I noticed that they had brought out a new collection called amazing lip liners which I had to buy because all the shades looked amazing and I have been loving lip liners lately, I have been wearing my mac soar lipliner nearly everyday so I am on the look for some new favourites. These lip liner retail for £1 each however you can buy all the lip liners for £6. The collection includes 8 shades ranging from a light nude shade to a dark vampy red shade.

Makeup revolution Mermaids forever palette swatches, review and demo

All over my instagram feed I have been seeing loads of pictures of the Makeup revolution mermaid forever palette And I knew that I needed to get my hands on this palette, as it looked amazing from the pictures I had seen and makeup revolution haven't disappointed me yet I love all of their products I own, Ok other than the eyeshadow primer which I wasn't too keen on but this could have been because I have really oily eyelids. Anyway back to the palette, it has 32 shades ranging from light beige shades to pinks to dark blues and browns, meaning that you can use this palette to create both day and night looks also this palette has a huge mirror which is so handy and this palette retails for only £8. Another thing that I love about this palette is that all the different shades have names and none of my other makeup revolutions palette have names, however I would have preferred the names to be printed on the palette, this is only because I lose things really easy.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Homemade Lip scrub

hello all you beauty lovers I hope that you are all doing well, I have been searching around now looking for a new lip scrub, as my lips have been looking awful lately, probably because i have been wearing matte lipsticks constantly, and thought that I would do a homemade one because I know exactly what is going into it and because I was bored lol. This is sooo easy to do and can be made in minutes with a few ingredients lying around your kitchen.

what you will need to make the lip scrub
two teaspoons of white sugar
half a teaspoon of jam (give a pink colour to the lip scrub and make it taste nice)
vanilla flavoring
small container
  1. Put two teaspoons of white sugar, half a teaspoon of jam and a tiny bit of honey into the mixing bowl.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together until you have got the desired consistency.
  3. Add vanilla flavorings (optional).
  4. Scoop all the product into a container.
  5. Wa-lah you have got your home made lip scrub.
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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Elf Cream blushers review and swatches

hello beauties I hope you are all doing well a few weeks ago I mentioned these cream blushes which I got from E.L.F during the sale and I feel that I have used them enough now to give a good and honest review.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Mac wash and dry collection - swatches and first impression/review (steam heat, tumble dry, morange, hipiness and freshen up)

Hello beauties how are you all doing today, I was suppose to publish this post ages ago but completely forgot about it, but its better late then never. My first thought when I saw the sneak peaks of this item was that I needed everything from this collection I was totally in love with the packaging, it was so bright and colourful and just reminded me on summer. However when I went to the store to pick this collection up I was quite disappointed as the items wasn't what I was expecting.  And I wasn't prepared to buy everything from the collection such as the bronzing powders, eyeshadow palettes and one of the blushes, this was because the eyeshadow palettes didn't look that great swatches and I know that they wouldn't get used as much as other trios I own and the bronzing powders and blush wouldn't of shown up on my skin which I was so upset about (oh and I am not a lip gloss person). Anyway I am going to stop being negative and shows you all the beauties I pick up from this collection.

The Body Jewellery Shop Earring Review

Hello beauties and welcome back to my blog I hope that you are all doing well, I was so excited when I get emailed by the body jewellery shop saying that I could review their earrings and I was so impressed with the delivery as they came the next day. So I am going to be sharing with you some jewellery that I received from a company called The body jewellery shop.
I would like to start off by saying that I was amazed when browsing on their website as they have such a wide range on body jewellery to chose from ranging from Ear piercing jewellery to navel piercings. Another great thing about the The body jewellery shop is that all of their body jewellery is so affordable and is of great quality.

The first item I received was a beautiful pair of heart shaped earrings. Which I instantly fell in love with when I saw them, they are so flattering when they are on and would compliment any outfit and are suitable for everyday wear. These earrings are 929 sterling silver and they have a butterfly fastening which makes them so comfortable to wear and they don't irritate my ears which is great.

The next item I received was Silver and steel ball closure ring which I also love the fact that this is so versatile as it can be used in different places, such as a lip ring, navel or earring which I think is great. I think the design is also very pretty and girly, it composes of 925 sterling silver and has three hearts which the middle one has a gem inside which I thought looked so cute and it comes in 4 different sizes so you can make sure it fits before you buy, like the other pair of earrings this is also very affordable and is great for everyday wear, unfortunately this ball closure ring did not fit through my ear or lip piercing so I couldn't show what it looked like on. 

I love the look of dainty beautiful jewellery therefore I would have to say that Jewelled Heart Clear earrings are my favourite as they are so pretty and glitzy. I also like the layout of the website and that it is so easy to navigate around to find exactly what you are looking for. Also another great addition to the website is that they have a Body Piercing Information page, where you can find information on different body piercing types, common body piercing problems, body piercing f&a and much more. Therefore after trying these two items of jewellery I would defiantly recommend this brand especially if you have body piercing and are looking for some, at a great price with a huge selection. All together I have 8 piercings including my ears, lip and tongue and I have already been on their website looking to order some more earrings. So definitely go and have a look on The body Jewellery shop website and check out more of their body jewellery and don't forget that you qualify for free worldwide delivery if you spend over £10, so what are you waiting for!!

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Makeup revolution iconic pro lipsticks - swatches and review

hello beauties I hope that you are all doing well, If you didn't already know I have been loving the brand makeup revolution lately and you all know that I am lipstick lover but I have never tried makeup revolution lipsticks, so I decided to buy their newest lipstick collection called the Iconic pro lipsticks. The first thing that attracted me to the lipsticks was the packaging, as it very much reminded me of the mac packaging which I love, I feel that it looks so sleek however makeup revolution have go one step better by putting the lipstick colour at the bottom of the lipsticks, as this means that I haven't got to take ages pulling out different lipsticks to find the colour that I want. Another thing that attracted me was the price, can you believe that these lipsticks retail for only £2.50 that is unbelievable, and there are 20 shades to choose from with a few matte shades, anyways I am going to stop rambling and show you swatches of the lipsticks on my lips and also a little first impression/ review of what I think about these lipsticks.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Tips and tricks Tuesday - Makeup application for dry skin

Hello beauties and welcome back to my blog I hope you are all doing well, today's post as you can see from the title is tips and tricks for applying makeup when you have dry skin. I have combination skin which is either dry or oily depending on the weather therefore I no how much of a task it can be applying makeup when you have dry skin, such as your foundation or other face products peeling and cracking around the nose area and laugh lines (if that is what its called lol) as well as my concealer cracking and creasing under my eyes therefore I have came up with some tips to help reduce or even prevent some of these issues.

1. before applying any face makeup make sure to use a exfoliating cleanser or face scrub so that you remove all the dead skin cells and dry patches and smooth out the skin. My favourite is the Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash, which I mentioned in my April favourites.

2. Ensure you apply a moisturiser and primer for dry skin types, as this will make the skin smooth and reduce dryness which will mean your face makeup applying better to the skin, the primer will help to smooth the skin and reduce pores I would recommend benefit porefessional, However make sure your primer and moisturisers have time to absorb into the skin before applying foundation.

3. If you have dry skin then the best type of foundation to go for is a liquid foundation, this is because if you use a powdered foundation it could cling to dry patches as well as emphasis them. I would also recommend a foundation that is lightweight as heavy full coverage foundation may look cakey.

4. When applying your foundation use a foundation brush such as the real technique buffing brush which is my favourite, as it is soft and gentle on this skin so it reduces flakiness. However if you prefer a more flawless dewy look then after using a foundation brush go over the face with a damp Beauty blender, Ensure you don't apply your foundation with your fingers, as your fingers will absorb the moisture which is needed to reduce dryness.

5. When applying other face products such as setting powders and blushes, try not to use more than what you need, for example only applying the setting powder around your T zone or skipping the face powder and opting for a setting sprays and blotting sheets. I would also recommend using cream blushers and bronzers, as I find that with powders they crack and flake which end up looking patchy on the skin, but creamy formula's keep the skin moisturised and hydrated.

Have you got any other tips for dry skin ?
Have you seen my last Tips and tricks Tuesday post
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Friday, 8 May 2015

My Beauty Wishlist - NYX, E.L.F, Colourpop and Morhie Jacklyn Hill

I have been getting really frustrated lately as there are so many new beauty products that I want to try both high end and drugstore, but they are all American brands, and I find that they don't ship internationally or they do ship but there will be a big customs charge (like my Gerard cosmetics order) or they are out of stock. However my dad is going to Florida in a few months time so I have wrote him a list of beauty products I want him to pick up, so I thought I would share it with you girls and see if there are any other makeup products from America that you would recommend.

1. Nyx lip matte creams
2. Nyx contour kit
3. Nyx highlight and contour pro palette
4. E.l.f anti acne fighting foundation
5. Colourpop eye shadows by kathleen lights
6. Morphe palette by Jaclyn Hill palette

Have you tried any of these makeup products what so you think of them?
If you have any other recommendations I would love to know as I want to try and branch out from using the same brands and makeup especially american brands.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Makeup Revolution # Liphug collection swatches and review

Hello beauties How are you all doing, I have been loving this brand called makeup revolution lately, and their prices and quality of these products are truly amazing. I am always looking for good bargains or dupes for my high end products and I think this brand do a great job at producing these dupes and nearly the same quality or sometimes even better than high end products. Therefore a few weeks ago I decided to order their new lipstick collection called #liphug collection, you can pick from the nudes, reds, pinks or favourite collection where you receive 5 lipsticks for £12.50 however they are currently on sale for £7.50, if you are interested in these lipsticks or any other makeup revolution products then check them out at Makeup Revolution. Anyway I am going to stop rambling and show you the lipsticks and swatches.

Monday, 4 May 2015

mini makeup haul - E.L.F, Revlon, Bourjois, Rimmel and loreal

I know I am supposed to be on a spending ban so that I can help contribute to saving a deposit for a house but when It comes to makeup I just cant help myself, I seriously feel like I am addicted to buying makeup and I need to start going to a shoppers anonymous if that even exists haha. Anyway back to what I was saying if you have seen my last post foundations empties, I was really in need of some new foundations therefore I when straight onto fragrance direct as I know that I can get foundations from there for 1/3 of the price and I love saving money and finding bargains, therefore I 100% recommend this website and the postage and packaging was £1.99.

On fragrance direct I picked up Revlon Colourstay whipped creme foundation for £3.99, Bourjois Bio Detox organic foundation for £1.99 and Rimmel clean finish foundation for £2.99, I feel that I got these foundations for a considerably cheap price which means that I have more money to spend on limited edition MAC.

I also made a shopping trip to town the same day as I couldn't find my favourite foundation in the right shade at fragrance direct which is the Revlon colourstay (but not the the whipped formula which I purchased from fragrance direct). However while picking up my foundation in boots they had the 3 for 2 deal on so I also picked up the L'Oreal infallible mattifyling primer and the L'Oreal miss manga mega volume mascara as I have heard so many youtubers and blogger rave on about this mascara, such a Sammi from beauty crush who is amazing I love her videos, all these 3 items came to £21 and was purchase from Boots.

While shopping I received an email from E.L.F Cosmetics saying that they had a huge sale on and that items were up to 70% off so I went straight onto their website to have a browser, however they were having a big sale because they were actually closing down, I am so genuinely upset about this as I have really been loving elf, so I decided just to get a back up of my E.L.F foundation in the shade almond and try out the cream blushers because I thought that they looked pretty, I cant believe these are the first ever cream blushers I have ever brought and I cant wait to try them out and review them for you, but that was all they really had left on the website. I will be posting a review on these products when I get to use them a bit to get a good idea whether I like them or not. Also my next post will be what clothing item I brought the same day so keep tuned lol.

Have you seen my last post Empties - foundations would I repurchase
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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Empties - foundations would I repurchase loreal, mac, revlon and rimmel

Hello beauties and welcome back to my over the past few months I have accumulated many empty foundations so I thought i would share with you what foundation I would and wouldn't repurchase.

Friday, 1 May 2015

LA Splash lip couture matte liquid lipsticks swatches and review - are they worth the hype?

hello beauties I thought that I would share with you my most recent purchases as I have heard so many people raving about this brand lately and earlier today they finally got released in the UK. The brand that I am talking about is La Splash which is an american based brand which have released some liquid lipstick, one of which is said to be a dupe for the lime crime liquid lipstick in cashmere, Before this brand was released within the UK I had been looking everywhere for swatches on different skin tones and I haven't been that successful as nearly every photo has looked a different colour, therefore I have decided to show swatches on my skin and lips so that you can get a rough idea of exactly how it looks in contrast with my skin tone which is a mac NW45. 

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