Tuesday, 23 September 2014

WHITENING LIGHTNING | BROW BAR TO GO.

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I bought this brow product due to seeing lots of guru's on Youtube raving about it. Oh my goodness. This is the best wax forumla I've ever used in a brow kit. To say the brow bar to go is one of my favourite brow products would be an understatement. What I really love about this is I use the darker shade for 3/4's of my brow and then the lighter shade for the very start to make them look more natural. The wax really helps the colour adhere. I've not brought this baby out in a while, due to trying new brow products but I needed to share this with you. There's so many brow kits out there in the drugstore believe me I've tried many of them. To say a lot of them I've been disappointed in would be true. If you're looking for something that stays put all day then this could be great for you. I often pair this product with either the Sedona Lace angled brush or the Real Techniques angled brush. 
Find it here.

Love,

Monday, 22 September 2014

LUSH | TWILIGHT.

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Twilight is a bath bomb from lush which is a nice pale lavender/lilac colour. Believe it or not this is one I've not tried before. If you've seen my recent LUSH haul you'll remember this being in it. Oh my goodness this has become one of my favourites. It's a great calming one to use for bed time. It's so relaxing, with scents of lavender, benzoin, tonka and even ylang ylang oil. It's the perfect mix to give you that soothing relaxing bath after a long day, to clear your mind and really help you relax. It makes your skin feel so good! I love the colour the bath turns. It releases a gorgeous blue, almost pinky colour and leaves the bath a stunning shade of purple. Anyone on the look out for their new bath time treat this could be for you!
Find it here.

Love,

Saturday, 20 September 2014

YOUTUBE CATCH UP #9.

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so this week saw a bit of a splurge on LUSH. I went a bit cray and thought I'd show you what I got. As you know I love my LUSH stuff and I'm super excited to see their Halloween and Christmas collection. This week also saw a get ready with me type style video mixed with first impressions. I thought this was a good idea as I had loads of new make up to try out. If you want reviews for anything then just let me know! 

LUSH HAUL


GET READY WITH ME | FIRST IMPRESSIONS



Love,

Friday, 19 September 2014

BEAUTY BLENDER.

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I caved and finally bought this back in January. I used to always see this used in Youtube videos and could never justify spending £15 on a sponge. I tried using a sponge to apply foundation damp which was just a regular sponge you can get from Boots or Superdrug and thought it was okay. However, I've never looked back since purchasing this. It's become my little baby for applying foundation. Granted I go back and forth between this and brushes. The good thing about this is that you use it damp, once you run it under the water it doubles in size. Now what that does is it means you use less product, it prevents foundation from looking cakey and provides such a natural flawless finish on the skin. It makes your skin look so healthy and I feel it gives better results than a brush. I love this for concealer too. The pointed end is what I use to blend out concealer. It's great for getting into the inner corners. If you're on the fence about it definitely do it. I've heard as well there's little versions of this.. honestly that was it.. mind blown. I need those in my life too! I plan to get another one or two so I've got more than one because they're so good! They wash really easily as well. There is a dupe for the beauty blender which is the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge. To be honest I do prefer this one, but that one is still good and is a more affordable option coming in at £7. If you feel like you need this beauty in your life you can find it here.

Love,

Thursday, 18 September 2014

ELF | MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER.

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I think I may be cheating on my Collection lasting perfection concealer. I purchased this concealer from ELF a while back. I was purchased on a whim. I basically did quite a large ELF order to try out some more products that I'd not tried. I love ELF as a brand, I think they've got some really good products. Given as with every brand they do have a few things which just didn't work for me. Now for concealer I like it to be slightly lighter than my skin tone and I'm quite pale anyway, so finding a concealer that's not too dark has always been an issue. Any fair skinned ladies share my pain?! I feel ya. 

I ordered this in the shade porcelain, as I figured if it was too light I could still make it work as a highlight shade. I didn't want to risk getting a darker one because online it's so difficult to guess what shade you're going to be. Packaging isn't the best packaging in the world but you do get a lot of product compared to other concealers that I've got in my collection. So let's talk about the actual product in inside? The formula is really thick. If you're not a fan of thick concealers this might not be for you. It covers like a dream and blends out flawlessly. I was thinking due to the formula being thick it would look cakey but it doesn't. I like using this with a beauty blender as it blends it out flawlessly, and uses less product. The good thing about this though is if you do need more coverage you can layer. I would recommend using thin layers, and if you have a sponge then apply it that way but make sure you're using it damp! 

Overall this is a really good concealer. It lasts the whole day, it doesn't cling to any areas and it doesn't go patchy. I'd say if you do have a lot of problem areas this could be one to try. The shade selection isn't wonderful, but it's not the worst. It's super affordable as well. It's cheaper than my beloved Collection concealer and you get more product! I will be repurchasing this when I run out! You can find it here. If you want to see this product in action then I'll link my first impressions video that I did using this product down below!

ELF FIRST IMPRESSIONS!



Love,

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

OOTD | CAS & COMFY.

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Top | Primark
Leggings | New Look
Kimono | Matalan
White Converse | Very

I've got back into wearing leggings. Now the weather is calming down I'm back to living in them again. They're so comfortable and just literally go with anything. You can dress them up or dress them down and make a super casual and comfortable outfit. Hence the outfit I'm rocking in today's post. I love this pink tee which I got from Primark a couple of months ago. It's a nice loose material that doesn't cling, and is slightly longer at the back so it covers your bum! The kimono.. well this is not the first time it's featured on here. It's gorgeous and I love it. It goes with so many things.. so I'm not going to go into that in too much detail. As for the white converse.. these have become my babies. I've worn the hell out of them the past few months. I really do love them, they go with anything are so comfortable and just look great with so many outfits! If you don't own any converse go get you some! 

Love,

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

BENEFIT | GIMME BROW.

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Holy Grail Alert! Right off the bat yes this product is that good. Can I just say I purchased this back in February/March and I've not looked back. I used to always use the ELF clear brow gel, and that was always my go to. If you've been following me for a while you'll remember me raving and using that. Now in most tutorials it's this little baby that I reach for. Unless I'm switching it up, but no joke, everyday I reach for this and if for some reason I don't my brows feel naked. Now this isn't just a clear brow gel. It's a tinted brow gel. The good thing about this is you can use it over the top of a brow pencil/brow wax/powder or you can use it by itself. If you miss any spots then this gel will fill in those spots. Using this baby by itself gives a super natural look to the brows when you're having one of them no make up make up kinda days. This product has little fibres in the gel so it actually gives the appearance of thicker and fuller brows which why I love this so much. My brows aren't by no means sparse but they do sometimes need help to look a tad more natural if I'm in a rush and overdone the pencil/powder. I'm sure you ladies get me on that one. This stays in place all day, my brows look good all day! They go no where! I absolutely love this stuff and I will be repurchasing. I know it's a bit on the pricey side for a brow gel but it's worth it especially for any ladies with sparse brows. This really gives the appearance of hairs, so makes your brows look so much more natural. The brush itself is much smaller than any brush I've used with a brow gel before. The good thing about this is it allows you to really define your brows especially if you're just using this product on it's own. If you feel like you need this in your life, because I know I'm an enabler myself then you can find this beautiful product here.

Love,