Sunday, 23 April 2017

Drugstore Haul | Make up, Skincare and Hair!

 If you read my 'Current Drugstore Favourites' post (link here) you would know my drugstore obsession that got me into makeup in the first place was partly back since I discovered so many good items which led to a good splurge to see any products new in and repurchasing those old favourites.
 The first products just so happen to all be related to eyelashes. The first product I picked up and the initial reason for going to Boots was the L'Oreal Volume Million lashes mascara, I won't talk too much about this as I mentioned it in the post linked above but this is my favourite drugstore mascara due to the amazing volume and how it holds a curl. The waterproof of this is also fantastic. Due to my love for that L'Oreal Mascara and the fact I have been loving falsies recently I picked up the L'Oreal False Lash Architect Mascara which front eh description looks like it should add fibres and therefore volume and length however I haven't tried this yet so will probably update you in a favourites if I love it!

As I mentioned I have been loving falsies so repurchased my fave pack of Eylure ones which are the Cheryl First date ones which give a lovely natural look. I usually have to cut them down slightly but apart from that they are so easy to apply too. I also picked up an eyelash glue to test out as I love the one that comes with the lashes but felt a different brands may last longer and this duo eyelash glue has been very hyped about across the blogging world so I can't wait to try this.
 I also picked up a the Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation as I love the concealer and this claimed long wearing and high coverage which are two things I look for in a foundation. I have only used this twice since buying it and although it lasts a fair while it does need setting a tiny bit on my forehead about half way through the day especially if I have been at work. I also love the fact it contains SPF as it is heading into summer. 

I also repurchased The Body Shop Tea Tree Primer as I use it everyday as its the only primer that doesn't break me out. It also helps the appearance of my makeup look better overall.

I was after a new under eye concealer so picked up the Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer which I have started to use and has quickly become the one I reach for on a daily basis due its amazing coverage and highlighting. I wouldn't use this on blemishes though due to the highlighting aspect but it doesn't cake or crease and blends out super well.

Finally for makeup I picked up the Eylure Brow Pomade in Dark Brown and although I am now starting to think it is too dark from the swatch I did I have heard good things about it and for only £8 is a bargain compared to the Anastasia Dip brow pomade. 

I also picked up some haircare and skincare items including the Colab Dry Shampoo which is the only one I will ever use as it smells gorgeous and doesn't feel to heavy whilst still hiding any grease but also giving texture. I also love the fact it's invisible as with dark roots the ones that leave a white residue are a nightmare to get rid of.

I also repurchased my favourite body wash from The Body Shop in Satsuma as the scent is perfect to get in the mood for the summer. On the same topic of body products I picked up the L'oreal Gradual Glow which is great if like me you are scared to go straight in with fake tan and prefer one that gradually builds. The shade is also perfect for my skin tone and doesn't go patchy or orange. 

Finally i picked up the John Frieda Sheer Blonde conditioner mask which claims to make blonder hair more shiny and like its fresh out of the salon so I am very excited to try this as I am on the hunt for products which will make sure the blonde doesn't fade too much too quickly.

Have you tried any of these products? 
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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Summer Primark Haul

Primark has some amazing bargain's at the moment so I decided to update my spring/ summer wardrobe with quite a big shop however everything is of course unbelievably cheap and as always I am seriously impressed with the designs and quality!
I was after a nice pair of shorts as I had none at all and knew if I didn't grab any quick all the good ones would be gone. The shorts were £4 and the fabric is lovely and floaty whilst the detail on the pockets and the hem makes them look so pretty.
I also went for a few basic items including two t-shirts both costing around £4-5. The striped one is made from the softest material and looks fab with jeans or dungarees. The second one is more of a grpahic tee which I don't usually go for but I loved the colour especially half tucked into black skinny jeans. I also decided to try out Pirmark's jeans as I have started to hear a lot about them and I completely agree the fit is amazing! I have also been obsessed with sweaters and the colour of this one is gorgeous and super soft for only £5! I definitely recommend picking one of these up in your next Primark splurge as there were loads of colours.

As I'm getting my wardrobe ready for the summer I picked up two playsuits as they are my go to when the sun comes out! The first one is more of a day-to- day on the beach sort of look with a lovely aztec print and halterneck style which is possibly my favourite neckline. Whilst last but not least my favourite item I have picked up for a very long time is this floral one which has floaty half sleeves  and more of a v-neck which could easily be dressed up or down.

I definitely recommend popping into Primark as they have some amazing pieces!

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Current Drugstore Obsessions

Well I'm typing this hoping there's at least one of you left after abandoning this blog for a few weeks and I don't really have an excuse except for a lack of time and just my brain not wanting to write a single thing after the mass A Level workload and just not being in the right frame of mind in general for anything. But I am back, maybe a bit randomly and not regularly but I'm trying and today's post is current drugstore favourites as recently I have seemed to abandon all my high end makeup and became obsessed with a lot of old favourites and a few new goodies.
 LA Girl Concealer- I ordered this of Beauty Bay a few ago and the shade put me off from using it as it looked slightly dark for my ghostly skin and therefore orange, however, I had one of those killer spots which just don't disappear and hurt like a *****. You know the ones I mean we all get 'em. So, I pulled this out and it's magical, it just made the spot disappear. I was right about the shade being dark despite getting the lightest but when I blended it out it just matched my skin tone but I don't think if you're paler than me it would work as well. It's perfect for spots as its very high coverage and doesn't cake on blemishes. At £3 I was amazed and its definitely my go to for those very bad skin days.

L' Oreal True Match Powder - I am one of those people who swore by Rimmel Stay Matte Powder during the hype and long after despite feeling like it no longer suited my skin type and caked up quite a bit I just couldn't break away from my first 'love'. BUT... I branched out and OMG this is amazing! I  don't have the oiliest of skin now I am out of the 'main teenage stage' so this still gives my skin a healthy dewy look but my makeup stays on all day and no longer cakes in my t-zone or beneath my eyes.

Seventeen Contour Powder - I have used this on and off since summer until I got the Benefit Hoola Bronzer but I forgot how good the contour shade is in this duo. I'm not so keen on the highlight mainly because it's not shimmery so I don't really get the point to use it to highlight on a daily basis. However, the contour shade is perfect for my skin tone and can easily be blended out but also built up.

L' Oreal Volume Million Lashes - My hairdresser always had amazing eyelashes and of course as I'm always on the hunt for new products I asked and she used this and it's the perfect mascara. It adds amazing length and volume whilst also separating lashes but can easily be built up to a bit more clumpy (in a nice way). I also find as I have the waterproof formula it holds the curl so much better.

L'Oreal La Colour Nude (Beige) - I am usually a bit picky with drugstore shadows as I often find they lack pigment, unblendable or can be a bit chalky but the shades in this were right up my street. I mainly use the matte browns and the shimmery brown near the end and it creates a lovely everyday smokey eye. The pigment isn't as good as a high-end palette in the shimmers however the palette is mainly made up of matte's which are amazing quality for the price.

Rimmel Lip Liner ( East End Snob)- If you have read my blog for a long time, this lip liner is something I have loved for a very long time as its the perfect colour to wear with MAC Mehr which is my go to nude colour. It makes the lipstick last even longer and is great for slightly overlining my lips. I also find the formula isn't too drying too.


What are your drugstore favourites?

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Going Blonde (Nearly) | My New Hair

Getting my hair done is possibly one of my favourite things to do but I get very nervous to do anything drastic but I took the plunge.


























I went Blonde! (nearly)

If you read my post back in June (link here) I had an ombre, balayage technique on the ends of my hair and I loved it so I knew this was the style I would go for again but I wanted to go a bit more dramatic so I surfed the internet for the sort of colour I was going for showed my hairdresser and she worked her magic.

I had Wella Freelight Bleach used to lighten the ends and it came out in different shades and depths to the colour, so some are as blonde as blonde can be whilst other parts are a more caramel bronde shade. Its added so much texture and life into my hair so I absolutely love the colour and I am obsessed with the style and its made me feel so ready for the spring/ summer!
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Sunday, 19 February 2017

OOTD Moving into Spring

Once Christmas has gone, I am so over winter so buying spring clothes was on my agenda and when I saw these trousers they just screamed me. However, as much as I want it to be spring clothing appropriate its sort of that awkward time of year where it's time to be brighter but I also need serious warmth leading to me pairing with this with the cosiest jumper I own. It also picks out the pink tones in the trousers instead of wearing the typical black jumper. As the trousers are very figure hugging I find tucking in the jumper makes it sort of blend together a bit better but also gives a contrast. 

I then accessorised with rose gold as again it picks out the pink colours, the earrings are just basic hoops which I used to not be a big fan of but now I am obsessed, the watch is a brown leather with a rose gold face and I just cannot wait to wear it with a tan as I think that would look so good.

Trousers - Primark - £7
Jumper - Newlook - £7.99
Watch - Newlook 
Earrings 
Lipstick - MAC Mehr 

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