Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September Favourites

Can you believe it's favourites time already?! This month has seriously flown by and i'm really excited for the upcoming months as I have a lot going on, which could also mean some different content for you guys.
This months favourites consists of mainly hair care, seeing as my hair isn't in the best condition at the moment, well it hasn't been for a long time so i've tried to up the use of products to help my hairs condition.

Starting with the Lee Stafford Breaking Hair Treatment* (£10.99), which I reviewed earlier last week but I couldn't not include this in this months favourites. It is basically a treatment/deep conditioner for hair that is prone to a lot split ends and breakage due to damage. I've been using this at least once a week since I got it, and it really helps to infuse that moisture back into my hair, especially at the ends and just helps really give my hair some tlc. 

Also this month the Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Hair Spray (£4.99) made it's way into my life. I've heard some amazing stuff about this hairspray and when I saw Boots has a 3for2 on hair care I picked up along with some shampoo and hair dye. First off, it smells incredible! Secondly, it's a great hair spray. The hold is really good, but it doesn't leave that shiny cast to your hair that you get with most hair sprays and it also leaves your hair smelling really nice.

The Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Palette* (£4) has been a firm favourite for a few months now, but i've really upped the use of this over September just to add a little something to my usual everyday makeup looks. It's also one that i'll be using as I transition into A/W. 

Lastly is the Crown Brush Deluxe Flat Bronzer Brush* (£16.89), which i've actually been using to buff in my foundation and I love it! It's the perfect shape to get right in there and buff in your foundation, giving a lovely even finish. I also love how soft this brush is and i've found that so far none of the bristles have fallen out, despite washing it quite frequently as the white bristles really show when this brush needs a wash. 

What have you been loving this month?


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Friday, 26 September 2014

The Everyday Beauty Staples

I've begun to notice more and more that I really don't change up the products that I use on daily basis all that much, and there have been some staple products that have stuck with me for a long time now and probably will never tire of. 
The Nars One Night Stand Palette is that one product that 'will never get old', even though this is a limited edition product, it is one I use pretty much everyday. The mirror is the most handy thing, as I often sit on my bed to apply my makeup, so it's always great to have it to hand. I also use one of the the four blushes in this palette on a daily basis, as well as the contour shade for some added bronze. I also love this for travelling, as it has three products in there and the mirror all in one, which is ideal for me.

As of late the L'oreal True Match Concealer (£6.99) has been an everyday product for me, I can't leave the house without wearing concealer to cover any blemishes or dark circles. I've mentioned before how much I love this product, and I always only have one concealer on the go and currently it is this little beauty. Another product that I only have one of is a brow brush, and the Real Techniques Brow Brush  from the Real Techniques Starter Set (£21.99) will always be my go to. The shape, the size, everything is just perfect to create my everyday brow look. 

A product that you'll always find either in my coat pocket or lurking at the bottom of my bag is the Nivea Vanilla & Macadamia Lip Butter (£2.25). This stuff is a life saver when it comes to my dry lips and with the weather changing slightly i've really had to up the use of this stuff throughout the day as I don't usually wear a lipstick or lip colour of any sort to work. It smells great and the creamy formula just relieves my lips and any soreness that I may have. 

Last but certainly not least is probably the most recent addition to my everyday products and this is the Marc Jacobs Daisy Cream Perfume 100ml (£58.99). Ever since receiving this for my birthday there probably hasn't been a day where I haven't worn this. I love the light fresh floral scent that this gives and the packaging is to die for (heart eyed emojis)

What are your everyday staples?


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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Perfect Lid Combo from Makeup Revolution

For a while now i've been on the search for some neutral eyeshadows that weren't from my Naked palettes, although I love them very much, wearing them day in day out can get a little too repetitive for liking. 
I was surprised with a lovely package from the lovely team at Makeup Revolution over the weekend, which contained a couple of beautiful autumnal neutral shades that are exactly what i've been looking for. 

The Makeup Revolution Mono Eyeshadow 'Make It Happen'* (£1),  is a lovely autumnal brown with a slight purple undertone, which is different to any other shade i've owned. I love using a darker shade as part of my everyday eye look as it really frames the eye and these deep neutral shades really brings out my eyes.

The Makeup Revolution Mono Eyeshadow 'I Want U'* (£1), for me is the perfect golden shimmery shade and I find that I love a good gold shimmer as it really livens up an everyday eye look. It also works really well as a highlight in the inner corners, which I have found really shows off my eye colour whilst also making me look a lot more awake than I probably am. 

I've found that these two shades together can create an amazing combo for an everyday neutral eye, as the eyeshadows are build-able and the colour pay off it really good, for such an affordable eyeshadow. I really like using 'I Want U' all over the lid, and in the inner corners, with 'Make It Happen' in the crease and blended out towards the outer corner. I find this with a winged liner look to be lovely and it's a welcomed change to my everyday eye look. 

Hopefully i'll be doing a makeup look with these eyeshadows very soon, as I know you guys really seem to enjoy those kind of posts.

Have you tried out the Makeup Revolution Eyeshadows?


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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Eye Priming 101

Another thing I rarely talk about on the blog is eye primers and as i've built quilt a little collection of eye primers over the past year or so, I thought i'd talk you through a few of my favourites.
Until about 6 months ago, I never really saw any reason as to why I should use eye primers, mainly because I didn't really wear much eye makeup in terms of eyeshadows all that often. Fast forward to now and I use an eye primer pretty much everyday, even if i'm just going for a liquid eyeliner as i've found using eye primers to make such a difference in the lasting powder of any eye look.

Starting off with a great budget eye primer and this is the Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eye Primer* (£2.50). This primer is similar to most other eye primers i've tried, with a dofut (is that how you spell it?!) applicator and a beige toned liquid. It works really well to smooth out the surface of the eyelid and just gives a nice base for your eyeshadow to cling to and stay put throughout the day. 

Moving onto the more higher end eye primers and first up the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer (£15), which is quite similar to the previous product but works a lot better in my opinion, which you would expect from a more higher end brand. I find this a little creamier than most primers i've tried, but again works great to smooth out the surface of the eyelid and giving a good base for a long lasting eye look. The Benefit Stay Don't Stray (£20.50) is one that I use if i'm travelling as this mini fits in any bag as it's so tiny. Again a great little primer and probably my favourite out of the previous two as I find my eye makeup stays in place the longest with this one.

Last but not least is a recent release and a recent addition to my little eye primer collection and this is the Makeup Revolution Aqua Seal Liquid Primer* (£3). I've never tried any other primer like this as it acts as a primer and a sealant. It a light clear liquid that mattifies almost instantly, which I love especially if i'm in a bit of a hurry. Once i've applied my eyeshadow I then apply another couple of drops onto a blending brush to basically seal my eye look in place. I have only used this a couple of times and i've found the lasting power to be quite good so far but i'm sure i'll feature this in another makeup look soon enough.

What are you favourite eye primers?


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