Tuesday, 22 July 2014

BARRY M: FLAWLESS MATTE FINISH.

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I've said before how under-rated I think Barry M is when it comes to products other than their nail polishes. That's what they're most known for. This foundation when I bought it I knew I was buying it on a whim. I saw a recommendation for it on Youtube and thought I'll give it a go. It's affordable so that wasn't an issue. I do like this foundation, it gives a nice matte finish however it isn't full matte. It's a cross between satin and matte. Which I find most matte finish foundations are. The packaging is quite nice. The thing I like most about this foundation is that the product gets pushed up. It means you don't waste product. That's my one pet peeve with foundations that have a pump, you always end up wasting product. It's a perfect colour match for my skin. I use the shade Ivory. I often struggle with foundations either being too pale or too dark. I wouldn't say it's full coverage. I'd say it's buildable and gives a medium coverage. Any more than two layers it would probably start to look cakey. My preferred way of applying this is with a beauty blender which applies it flawlessly, you use less product and also adding a second layer still looks natural. It's very easy to blend which I like and is quite long lasting too. Since delving into the world of primers I normally always apply one whenever I apply foundation. That you'll find will make any foundation last longer. In all I'd give this foundation a 8/10. You can find it here for £5.99

Love,

Monday, 21 July 2014

PASTEL & FLORAL.

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Dress: Primark
Kimono: Matalan

So as you may be aware I'm currently having a love affair with anything floral printed and a lot of colour. Pastel or neon at the moment I'm not too fussed. Just colour in general. Honestly, to say I'm obsessed doesn't quite cover it. I'm first off obsessed with that floral kimono. I had my eyes on it for weeks before I caved and bought it. The print first off.. yes it's floral.. I remember back to the time when I used to hate floral.. I think that ship sailed long ago.. It's also pastel.. therefore I decided that I simply needed it in my life and would look great with lots of outfits. Kimonos, blazers, jackets in general are another fashion obsession of mine at the moment. Getting quite out of hand as you can see. Anyway, the dress I'm wearing I saw this in Primark and thought that's gorgeous I need it. It's a swing dress, so it's so flattering on and nice and flowy. It's not going to hug you especially when it's really hot and you feel like you're melting. I'm shocked at how much I fell in love with this piece. If they did it in different colours I'd be all over that. Is colour and floral your thing this season?!

Love,

MAYBELLINE: AMBER GLOW.

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This quad is something I picked up on a whim back in January when I did a massive Boots order. I don't own any Maybelline quad's so I didn't know what the quality or anything was going to be like. I'm surprised. The quality is good considering it's drugstore shadows. Some of them I find to be really powdery and chalky plus difficult to blend. These shadows go on nicely, blend quite easily too. Although I wouldn't necessarily compare them to Urban Decay's shadows they're brilliant from the drugstore. Shadows are something I normally opt for high end now because the quality, pigmentation and longevity is so much better I find. I have some little gems from the drugstore in my collection however and this one is one of them. Gorgeous highlight shade although it does look quite glittery on the swatch. You've then got a gorgeous gold which reminds me slightly of half baked from the naked palette. A gorgeous copper and then a gorgeous red toned brown. All blend together beautifully and create a gorgeous eye look. I'd recommend this palette if you're looking for these types of colours, especially for summer!
find this palette here for £6.99.

Love,

Saturday, 19 July 2014

YOUTUBE CATCHUP #2.

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As of right now I am currently out shopping with my mumma and I'm also out tonight for a girls night out! Long weekend off work and then two weeks of soild long shifts! Work hard, play hard right?! honestly, this blog and my channel feel like another full time job in itself. Anyway, Sunday I uploaded my huge ELF haul which has been quite popular with you guys! I love ELF it's so affordable and they've really got some great products!


I then also filmed a first impressions using some of the ELF products that I talked about in the previous haul video. I used the mineral primer, flawless finish foundation and maximum coverage concealer. Honestly I really do love all three of these products. For the price of them they're such good quality. I'd really recommend them if any of you guys are thinking about getting them! Check the video out below!


Love,

Friday, 18 July 2014

A YEAR ON.

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Today marks the first anniversary of my grandpa passing away. I cannot believe it's gone that quickly. He's missed dearly. I'm glad he's now up there with Nanna looking after her. I'm a family person through and through and as you know this time last year it was a difficult time. I don't really want to make this an extra chatty post, I just want to remember him by posting about it over here. This is where I share a large chunk of my life with you guys and I don't want that to change. 



Love,

MAYBELLINE: BABY SKIN.

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Maybelline's release of their baby skin primer which is an addition to their 'baby lips' range has been highly anticipated. It hit the blogging world by storm and was scene as a dupe for Benefit's porefessional. I do own both and can say they are quite similar. They both have that silicone feel to them. Baby skin is a fraction of the price in comparison to porefessional. The packaging of Baby Skin is quite nice. It's blue and I'm all for blue it's my favourite colour. In regards to the product, it's a nice product. I can't say it fills in my pores but it helps to blur them. It goes on smoothly and creates a smooth base for my foundation to sit on top of. It's not heavy either which is good because some primers can be heavy on the skin. I'd say it's a pretty good alternative to the porefessional if you didn't want to splash out on that. It comes in at £7.99 and you can find it here.
 
Love,


Thursday, 17 July 2014

BARRY M: GREENBERRY.

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Greenberry is one of my favourite colours in the Gelly Hi Shine range. We all know how addicted I am to Barry M nail polishes in general. This is a gorgeous Bluey toned green shade. It's stunning it looks so good in the summertime. It would look absolutely gorgeous on anyone with a tan as well. Vibrant, really smooth formula, two coats and opaque and long lasting. This is one of my go to colours for the summer as well. You can find it here. Have you tried this colour?! Let me know!
 
Love,