Thursday, 31 October 2013

Superdrug: Sleek MakeUP Haul


Hello beauties! As you see I have a lovely haul post for you today.
I did a little online shopping on Superdrug yet again, I didn't buy as many products this time though but I'm pretty ecstatic with what I bought.
I kind of went a little blush crazy online, picking up 3 blushes from the Sleek MakeUp range spending just £14.49 as it was 3 for 2 on all cosmetics.

Unfortunately they don't stock Sleek MakeUP in my nearest Superdrug store so I chose to go online to buy them.
Superdrug's online store has such a speedy delivery! I ordered them on Monday, they dispatched Tuesday and I only just got them today! eek, I highly recommend to shop from the site.

Anyway moving on, let's take a look at what lovely goodies I got..


The Sleek Blush 3 by Lace has been on my wishlist for quite a while now since it started getting popular with bloggers in the Blogosphere.
It's got 3 lovely complimentary shades called Crochet, Guipure, and Chantilly. These shades would suit most skin tones and they come in a lovely medium sized mirrored compact.
I swatched each blush on the back of my hand and they have incredible pigmentation, I don't think you'd have to use much.
2 of the shades are matte shades and in the middle is a lovely shimmer shade which would look great for highlighting some parts of the face.


This has also been on my wishlist for quite a while after so many bloggers started raving about this product.
It's a beautiful rose shimmer shade (as it clearly stated) the shade is Rose Gold, durr! This blush is also incredibly similar to the middle shade 'Guipure' in my lace blush palette too.

(Sorry about the bad lighting and the picture in the mirror, haha!) Only just came back from my work experience placement a few hours ago and took a few snaps.

 

 Last but not least is the Sleek Blush in Pixie Pink. This was a bit of an impulse buy as I love pink blushes and I wanted to take advantage of the 3 for 2 deal on all cosmetics.
The Sleek blushes have become so popular with us beauty bloggers and this shade in particular really caught my eye as it's a light pink/baby pink shade.

In the future I will do an individual review on each of these products after I have made full use of them.

Have you bought anything from Sleek MakeUP recently?



                                                    
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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

50 Random Facts About Me | Tag




Hello beauties, I wasn't tagged by anyone to do this but this tag has been floating around on so many blogs lately and I thought I'd have a go of this myself.
I thought this tag would be brilliant to help you lovely lot, my viewers, to get to know me a bit better as I'm fairly knew to this blogging malarkey.
I found it incredibly difficult to think about 10 facts about me let alone 50!
I did previously write an about me post, which you can find here if you want take a little look.

Anyway here we go...


1. I've dyed my hair more than 5 times, possibly more than 10!

2. I first fully started getting into makeup at the age of 14/15

3. I am partially deaf in both ears and wear hearing aids

4. I had jaw surgery 2 years ago due to having goofy teeth as a child and it was the only option to align my teeth. 

5. My favourite colour is pink

6. I used to do majorettes for 8/9 years

7. I wasn't born deaf, my hearing deteriorated at the age of 7 years old

8. I am a huge lover of crime scene programmes such as CSI and Criminal Minds

9. I have never ever been abroad, I've only gone as far as Cornwall on holiday

10. I absolutely hate coffee, I struggle to understand why people drink it! eww

11. I have 5 cats and a dog, technically not mine, they're my parents

12. I love horror movies

13. I want a chihuahua or a Pomeranian puppy, they're so cute!

14. My favourite dessert is Cheesecake, I went through a period when I bought one cheesecake every month and ate it full.

15. I'm naturally skinny and I can't seem to put on weight :( some people assume I don't eat.

16. I'm a huge lover of TOWIE, Made in Chelsea and Geordie Shore!

17. I have two sisters and a brother

18. I'm not allergic to anything (I think)

19. I once had a bad reaction to a face mask, I went without any makeup on for a week, urgh!

20. My favourite holiday is Christmas

21. I used to climb trees as a child

22. My birthday is on the 28th February making me 19 years old!

23. I'd rather spend my money on makeup than clothes

24. I live in Devon

25. I am a very fussy eater

26. I've never tried Ben and Jerry's ice cream! shocking..

27. I've always tried changing the way I look, whether it's my hair, makeup, fashion sense because I'm not confident in myself

28. My natural hair colour is mousey brown

29. I let my auntie cut my hair short and I regret it, now I wear hair extensions

30. I had braces for 2 and a half years

31. I collect nail polish but hardly ever wear it 

32. My biggest makeup obsession is lipstick

33. My first ever CD was Britney Spears

34. I am 5ft8/9

35. I am a Pisces

36. I did Beauty Therapy for a few months in college but I decided to quit for whatever reason

37. I share a room with my younger sister

38. I've watched Doctor Who ever since it started up again in 2005, geek alert!

39. Me and my siblings are all born two years apart

40. I love leopard print

41. I would love to travel to America, especially NY and L.A

42. I have to admit I've never been to a concert in my life and I'm clearly missing out

43. I can't sleep properly without a teddy bear (I'm a big kid)

44. I have green/blue eyes

45. I hate 'healthy' food

46. I have a huge celebrity crush on Danny Mac that plays 'Dodger' on Hollyoaks, phew!

47. I have a tendency to shout at the telly

48. I can't watch the telly without having the subtitles on due to my hearing problems

49. I am quite sarcastic and sometimes act quite childish for my age

50. I really want a tattoo!!


                                                Hope you enjoyed reading this!



                                                 
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Newest Addition: The Naked Palette


Hello beauties, I am so excited to write this post! eek.
If you have seen my October Beauty Wishlist you would know that this lovely little beauty was upon those of many other beauty products that I wanted to buy this month.
I have finally added the original Urban Decay Naked Palette to my makeup collection, yay!
I have been deliberating buying this for ages but I just couldn't seem to part with the money until now.
I bought it for £39.00 from House of Fraser and that includes the p&p too.
I know that it seems like a hell of a lot of money to pay for an eyeshadow palette but it's definitely worth the money.
It's certainly not an ordinary palette, it has it's very own unique shades and names, 2 of which are matte shades and the rest are shimmers.
It also comes with a mini eyeshadow primer potion and a Karma brush to apply the eyeshadow.
The Naked Palettes packaging has a suede effect and feels very luxurious, which is great, who wants a tacky, horrible looking palette when it has a big price tag? Nobody.

Since I bought the Naked Palette I have been experimenting with all the shades but only worn them once in the daytime for my very first day at my work experience.
I found that at the end of the day the eyeshadow didn't fade at all which I am so impressed with.
Applying the primer potion before applying my eyeshadow certainly helped keep it all in place.


As you can see in the swatches above there are four shades with less pigmentation than the others but that's only because they are slightly lighter colours.
The shade 'Virgin' is a lovely white shade which is great for highlighting the brow bone and the inner corners of the eyes.
I found that using this shade in the inner corners really make the eyes 'pop' and make the eyes look slightly wider and brighter. 
My favourite shades of this palette has to be half baked, smog and toasted.
These shades really make my eyes stand out and they're great for creating smokey effects.
(sorry for the bad lighting!)

At the moment it's my number one eyeshadow palette and I really can't fault it, I have nothing negative to say about it.

Do you have a Naked Palette? What are your thoughts?



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Sunday, 27 October 2013

My MAC Lust List


Hello beauties! Today has been such a horrible day weather wise! Urgh but today has been incredibly interesting as I have had a few family members over for a lovely roast dinner, yum!
What's better than having your family over and tucking into a nice roast dinner when it's windy and pouring down with rain,eh?

Anyway that's enough weather talk for me, let's get to the point of the post shall we? 
Lately I have been lusting over so many products from MAC that I just have to have in my life and I am considering buying them all in my next MAC haul.
As you know I don't have a MAC store nearby, gutting for me really, isn't it? so I always have to order their products online instead.
Thank god for the MAC online store, I don't know where I'd be without their products.

My top favorites on my MAC lust list at the moment are:


MAC Spray Fix Plus 

This is well known by so many beauty bloggers and I've been resisting buying this for months.
Mac described this, saying this is 'An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. They also said that it adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!'

As much as I love my face being matte I really don't like the heavy feeling it has on my face, sometimes it makes me look a little bit ill.
I really want my skin to look a bit dewy and healthy so I thought this would be absolutely perfect to try and achieve that look.
It costs £14.50 for a 100ml of the MAC Spray Fix Plus and they also have a 30ml travel size version for just £8.00.

MAC 217 Blending Brush

Lately I've been getting more into eyeshadow. Normally I'd just do a basic step by step routine of 'foundation,powder,eyebrows,liquid liner and lipstick' but now I've started  to incorporate eyeshadow into my daily makeup routine.
This brush has fine, dense fibres in an oval shape which helps to blend in both cream and powder eye shadows.
I first found out about this brush when I was watching Pixiwoo's makeup tutorials on you tube.
I thought this brush would help me to achieve a softer eye makeup look for the daytime and night time.
This brush costs £18.00 which you'd think is quite expensive for an eyeshadow brush but I love it.

Cranberry Refill Pan Eyeshadow

As I've been getting more into eyeshadow lately I want to start my own MAC Pro Palette with 15 shades and this is my number one favourite that I want to add to it.
It is hugely raved about in the blog community as you most probably know.
It's the most gorgeous berry/plum shade which would really compliment my green eyes, especially this autumn.
The refill pans are a little less money than the pot eyeshadows retailing at £10.00.
I know to some drugstore lovers this seems incredibly pricey but what can I say? It's such a beautiful colour and the most perfect shade for this season.
It's a definite must-have on my MAC lust list, I can't wait to start my first palette, eek!

MAC Lipstick in 'Saint Germain'

A few weeks ago I was doing some online shopping looking at the MAC lipsticks and I was thinking about buying this shade but I opted for the shade 'Pink Nouveau' instead.
As a pink lipstick lover I really held back buying this one too and now I really want to add it to my ever growing lipstick collection, it's the most beautiful bright/baby pink shade.
MAC lipsticks retail at £15.00, a teeny bit expensive for a lipstick but it's definitely worth the money.


  What MAC products are you lusting over at the moment?



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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Top 3 Autumn Jumper Picks

Hello beauties, this autumn it's extremely cold and it's time to whack out the comfy boots and knitwear to warm ourselves up so I thought now would be the perfect time to show you a few lovely jumpers that I've came across that will keep you well and truly warmed up, fashionable and on trend this season.






 1. This jumper is Ajanae Checked Jumper from Missguided and only costs £14.99.
I love this jumper as it has a lovely checked style and it's most definitely on trend this season.

2. I have to admit this is my absolute favourite of the 3 jumpers. 
It is a Knitted Fluffy Crop Jumper from Topshop and it's slightly more expensive than the first, costing £34.00.
It's also a very gorgeous berry shade which is hugely popular this season amongst other bloggers and the public in general.

3. Last but not least is a lovely Waffle Knit Crew Neck Jumper from Fashion Union and costs £15.00.
Dark colours are also quite popular this season, this is a lovely Red Wine colour and I absolutely adore it.
It also looks quite chunky and comfortable and would most definitely go with a lovely skinny pair of jeans, comfortable uggs or ankle boots.

Which is your favourite?


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Friday, 25 October 2013

St Ives Apricot Blemish Fighting Scrub Review

Hello beauties, I have yet another lovely review for you this week and I'll be sharing my own thoughts on my favourite exfoliator, the St Ives Apricot Blemish Fighting Scrub. I bought this over a week ago now when I decided to take full advantage of the free delivery from Superdrug's website.


St Ives Apricot Blemish Fighting Scrub
St Ives Apricot Blemish Fighting Scrub

A few years ago I bought the St Ives Apricot Invigorating Scrub and I absolutely loved it so when I came across the Blemish Fighting scrub I knew that I had to buy it. This scrub is made for oily/blemish prone skin which is perfect for me as I have oily skin and I am extremely prone to breakouts, boo! If only I had perfect skin.

The very first time I used this I noticed an immediate difference, my skin was incredibly soft and I could barely notice my pores. It also made me feel quite refreshed and clean which was wonderful. I noticed that after using this my makeup glides on effortlessly leaving my face looking flawless which I absolutely love. I have to admit my skin is the best it has ever been since using this exfoliator.

In the past I have tried many scrubs that were way too abrasive and this scrub is just the opposite, it's extremely gentle on the skin and includes 100% natural exfoliants. It also includes salicylic acid which is very well known to help fight breakouts. Some scrubs have quite a chemical type smell but luckily this doesn't, it smells like juicy apricots which is lovely.

On the back of the packaging it says that you can use it 3 to 4 times a week but I prefer not to, I use it between 1 to 2 days a week as I don't like to exfoliate my face too often.
It also includes instructions on the back for use:
 
1. Wet the face
2. Dispense product onto your fingertips
3. Gently massage onto the face 
4. Rinse with water

I have to admit that I haven't noticed a huge difference to my skin completely, it hasn't cleared my skin up but it does a good job of getting rid of the dead skin cells. You can buy this scrub in many supermarkets and drugstores and it retails for about £3.99 which is a great price.

Overall, I absolutely love this scrub, it may not have cleared my blemishes but I'm so pleased with the difference it's made to my skin. I am not too bothered about the fact that it hasn't cleared my skin as I have other products for that but I am so impressed with the results and I will be buying this again once I've ran out of product.


Have you tried the St Ives Blemish Fighting Scrub?



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Thursday, 24 October 2013

A Small Clothing Haul


 Hello beauties, as of last week I was desperately needing some new winter clothes so off I trotted into town with one of my good friends. I didn't want to spend a huge amount of money on clothes so I only came away with a few things, I had to resist the temptation to buy out the whole shop. I have to admit cosmetics and clothes are my biggest weakness, I really struggled sticking to a budget.

Anyway, here are a few pieces of clothing that I picked up...


New Look High Waisted Skinny Jeans

My reasons for buying these high-waisted skinny jeans were because my previous ones had been ripped through due to my terrible drunken actions one friday night, oops. I bought these for £22.99 from New Look and I have to admit they're my favourite pair of jeans! They fit me perfectly, they're super soft and so comfortable.


Primark High Waisted Skinny Jeans

I have to admit the picture above doesn't exactly do the jeans themselves any justice but oh my, I love them. I bought these high waisted skinny jeans from Primark for just £10.00 which is great, they're such good quality for Primark. I've worn these jeans once since buying them and they're incredibly fitting and comfortable, overall a great buy.

Primark Coral Wooly Jumper

Since it is nearing the Winter time I really wanted a new wooly jumper so I went for this gorgeous coral jumper. I've also worn this once since buying and it's so soft and warm and I adore the color, it's fab! This jumper cost me between £10-£12 from Primark and it's one of my favorite pieces of clothing in this haul, I just love it.

Primark Skinny Jeans

I know what you're all thinking, yes another pair of jeans but I'm not so impressed with these all that much but they were on sale for £7 down from £10 in Primark so I thought why not, that was my excuse anyway. I wasn't very impressed with these jeans as they were so tight on me.. my fault I guess as I never tried them on in store beforehand. I guess I'll have to try them on before I go running to the till with them in hand.

Anyway, that's the end to my clothing haul, it may as well have been a jeans haul with the lack of other clothing items, my bad!


What have you been buying lately?





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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

My Lipstick Collection: The Pink Edition #3

Pink Lipstick Collection

Hello beauties, two weeks ago I started my series post of My Lipstick Collection: The Pink Edition showing off my ever growing collection of Pink lipsticks and today I'm bringing you part 3! A few years ago I would have never dreamt of even wearing a lipstick let alone having a collection of them. I always thought that lipsticks were for older people but hell no, I am absolutely obsessed with them now.

Ever since I was a young girl my favourite color has always been pink and it's never changed, I think that's part of the reason why I have more pink lipsticks than any other shades although some shades of pink don't really suit my skin tone.

Anyway today the lipstick I will be sharing with you is the Barry M Lip paint in the shade '100'. I don't think it's got a name to it but it's a lovely baby pink shade.

Barry M Lip Paint 100

I came across this lip paint over a year ago when I went shopping with a friend.
It's a light pink/baby pink shade and my reasons for buying this was that I wanted to find a new pink lipstick that could replace my everyday lipstick but unfortunately this didn't impress me.

It is way too drying, once I applied this on my lips I noticed that it was flaking off and I didn't have dry lips at the time so I knew that it wasn't doing that for those reasons.
The pigmentation is brilliant but the finish just completely ruined it for me.

This lip paint is the older version but Barry M has now bought out new lip paints with ultra moisturising lip paints that contain Cocoa butter. I am yet to try them out, I'm so curious as they've changed the formulation.

Barry M Lip Paint 100 Swatch

As you can see from the swatch above it's a really pale shade of pink and I love the pigmentation, It's just a shame that it wasn't moisturizing as I would have liked.

Have you tried the Barry M Lip Paints?
 



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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Blogsale Bargains

Hello beauties, recently I've been getting quite interested in blog sales. I can never resist a good bargain so when I came across Jade's blog sale on twitter I just couldn't resist picking out a few things. I had a few pounds in my pocket so I thought what best way to spend the money than on a few bargain buys.

Blogsale Bargains

Rimmel Glam'eyes Day 2 Night Mascara

Rimmel Glam'eyes Day 2 Night Mascara

I absolutely j'adore my drugstore makeup so I was so happy when I came across one of my favourite products on the Blog Sale. If you've read one of my previous posts I mentioned the Day 2 Night Mascara, it's one of my all time favourite mascaras so I was so ecstatic when I came across it for a mere £1! Such a bargain when I could have shelled out £6 more for it in Boots or Superdrug.

Rimmel Lipstick 

Rimmel Lipstick Pink Blush

Another product I just had to pick out was the Rimmel Lipstick in the shade 'Pink Blush'.
I already have 2 of the lipsticks in this shade but I couldn't resist as it was only £1 and it was only used once so it was a great bargain. I don't think I'll be running out of this lipstick any time soon do you?


Barry M Nail Paint

Barry M Nail Paint Cobalt Blue, Barry M Strawberry Ice-Cream

Very recently I have been getting into my nail varnishes, especially the Barry M nail paints so when I seen that Jade was selling 2 of them for the bargain price of just 50p each I just had to have them to add to my growing collection. She was only selling 2 of the nail paints and they were in the shades 'Cobalt Blue' and 'Strawberry Ice-cream'.

Bourjois Eyeshadow Pot

Bourjois Eyeshadow Pot 

This is what the eyeshadow looks like, it's a gorgeous shimmery gold/brown shade and I absolutely love it. I haven't yet tried this eyeshadow out as I've had no purpose to really wear makeup since I got it but I'll soon try it out. Isn't it such a gorgeous shade? This also was a bargain price of just £1! Amazing right?

Have you picked up any blog sale bargains recently? 


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