Sunday, 15 May 2016

Instagram Diary #3 I think my fave so far


Hey everybody! So today I thought I would do just a simple post since it's such a lovely day and I'm sure you don't want your time taken up reading a long rambly post from me which requires you sitting down with a beverage..haha. This is also one you guys always love and that is an Instagram diary. If you are new to my blog first off Hi, Hello, How you doing? I hope you're doing good. An Instagram diary is basically where I take a selection of photos from my Instagram the past month and share them with you, This month has to be one of my favourites simply because it involves my Dublin adventures, good deeds and you start to see my Instagram transform into Summer which is the best time of the year except Autumn. Which Season is your favourite? Anyway without further a do here we go..

 

♥ Throwing it back to my photogrpahy days  Lovely meal in the sunshine with Ebony  Me smiling how rare ♥ First of many summer posts  One of my favourite cheer competitions I've been part of we came first!  Summer skies are upon us  No makeup days are okay  ♥ Creepy faceswap selfie with the best friend I could ever ever ask for  Remember this! Nothing wrong in a bit of body confidence ♥ How Inspiring  I paid for someone else's McDonalds this day so was in a super good mood kindness is free so throw it around like confetti  Its hard to look attractive looking out the gravity bar with Guinness which FYI is totally gross ♥ THIS PLACE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL AND ALSO ONE OF THE BEST NIGHTS IN DUBLIN   Jeff and Agshins (pronounced action) the pizza chefs, we were challenged on a scavenger hunt and one task was to go take a selfie with a random citizen and find out their career obviously we went for someone who makes pizza and this was actually so fun to do!  I'm 18!! Best weekend ever thank you so much to my sister for surprising me and turning up at the door

What have been your favourite moments this month? Let me know :) See you next time lovelies and I hope you have a fabulous Sunday

Friday, 13 May 2016

4 Drugstore Foundations Reviews

Hello lovelies! So recently I have been on the hunt for a new drugstore foundation. I had become so used to using the more higher end brands that I just couldn't seem to be able to find myself loving one as much as I did the NARS sheerglow. Ever since trying my first high end foundation I became so set in the mindset that you get what you pay for so I never ventured into shops like Boots or Superdrug when I wanted a new foundation. Terrible of me I know..haha. However at £32 a bottle I also wanted to be able to have that drugstore alternative there which was just as good and I could wear on a more everyday basis at college and just see if what I thought about you getting what you pay for is a load of ol trollop. I had heard so many different recommendations from bloggers and YouTubers ranging from the Rimmel 25hr lasting finish to the Bourjois healthy mix so what did I do?! I went out and picked up a fair few! and I thought I would share my thoughts on them with you all and my overall experience.

Obviously before I start everybody's skin is different so if I don't like a foundation that you absolutely love please do not be offended this is just how I personally felt like they worked on my skin and everybody is not the same at the end of the day. I have I guess combination to normal skin but I tried to pick just a range of random drugstore foundations so some were never going to suit my skin type but for some of you lot they might be perfect. I just don't want you to go out and buy one that I've said is really good and then be disappointed so please bear in my mind that not all of these will for work for you either :)

The first thing I found out when going to buy a high street foundation is finding your shade is far from easy especially when you are as pale as I am. Casper the ghost over here haha. Whenever you go to a high end stand they match you and you know you'll be getting the right shade but not when it comes to high-street oh no! Even though they do have testers half of them were missing and you're still on you're own having to figure out which shades going to work for you and if i'm honest I left feeling that every foundation I had bought was not going to be the right shade and here in the UK returning your makeup isn't something we can do danggit! Obviously, testing on your face is the only way you're going to know if its going to match because the back of your hand is far from the same colour but with terrible lighting, few shades to go on and barely a mirror to call for or anything to wipe off that foundation which has now left a grimey orange streak on your jawline (note to self remember wipes or tissues next time) I can't say I enjoyed my venture into buying a highstreet foundation.




1) Bourjois Healthy Mix
RRP: £9.99
I would personally rate this one 1.5/5 
The first one I picked up was the Bourjois healthy mix foundation in the shade "Light Vanilla". Now if I am going to perfectly honest I absolutely hate this foundation. The first time I used it, the foundation stuck to all my dry patches (I don't even have that many eesh) it lasted barely anytime at all which is a big thing for me as I don't have a lot of time during the day to be able to top up at college and it also just went really patchy and gross. I have heard a lot of people say they love this too but it just personally didn't work for me and I was so diappointed because I was expecting a lot more from it. It has a very light- medium coverage and i'd say a natural matte finish so if that is something you personally like or you have quite good skin then maybe give it a try but for me it was far from worth the £10 it cost me. If you do want to try this it's available in Boots and Superdrug.

2) Rimmel Wake Me Up
RRP: £8.99
I would personally rate this one 4/5 

Next I picked up the Rimmel wake me up in the shade  Ivory. OMG this foundation is so good not amazing but still so good. I love the bright packaging it comes in and the fact the bottle is glass making it feel a bit more pricey if you know what mean and it just looks really lovely. Now I know its in the name but it really does make you look more awake and I feel its one of very limited foundations which lives up to the claims on the bottle. it says it gives you a radiant glow and look less tired which is so true it does! If you look carefully it has a very light sort of shimmer in it but its not excessive at all, you can hardly notice it in the bottle or even on your face but it definitely still helps to give that overall dewy look. I found this foundation to have a medium coverage which you can build on if you want and it just blends in really easily. A little added random bonus is it smells really nice and not like some foundations which smell like well paint .. haha. It lasted really long and throughout the day however I wouldn't recommend it to people with oily skin because it is very dewy and where I had it on and my skin was oily it did slip away slightly. 

3) Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation
RRP: £7.99
I would personally rate this one 3.5/5 

When it comes to buying foundations I always to tend to go for more dewy foundations along the lines of anti-fatigue and satiny flawless ones so trying this was a no brainier for me! Without a dewy foundation I just feel my skin looks very dull. So I like ones-which are going to make it look a lot more healthy and brighter. This was the cheapest one I bought but also one of my favourites. It lasted well throughout the day and blended really easily and smoothly into my skin although when I pumped some onto my hand it seemed very thick and moussey almost. It was just one of them foundations which felt really nice to apply and it also made my skin look really flawless and I didn't have any visible pores. It just works. I got this in the shade ivory and its a very heavy high coverage foundation. I do think however this shade wasn't great for me as it did leave a slight orange tinge. 

4) L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr
RRP: £9.99
I would personally rate this one 3.5-4/5 

Now I loved this first off because it works so well for pale skin aka mine!  I got this in the lightest shade 015 Porcelain which means it has pink undertones for me personally this is perfect but for others maybe not. The foundation itself is quite difficult to blend its very thick and it feels like you are dragging it across your face however after a few attempts I found applying it with a blending sponge that's been spritzed with water a lot better of an option than using a brush (which left icky brush marks eugh) and after that it was very easy to blend. It is very high coverage but I wouldn't say it would last the 24hrs not that I have tested that theory nor do I need it too haha.  When I first put it on I was a bit like oh this has a matte finish which i'm not a fan of but after it had set a bit it actually when really quite dewy and so many people have complimented me and asked what foundation i'm using when I wear it which is a good sign! So yes I must say i do quite like this.

I'd say the two I would definitely repurchase are the Rimmel Wake Me up and the L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr. I'm so happy I have found these foundations and happy I have them in my collection now. They are good!

So that is 4 of the drugstore foundations that I have tried and tested as they say. I do have more which are currently undergoing the test from me so I will be sure to review them for you in the near future and this can be like a two part post which I will do unless you really did not like this but I'm sure if you didn't you wouldn't have read this far :p 

See you next time and hope you have a wonderful day whatever you are doing :)





Wednesday, 2 March 2016

LEE STAFFORD CHOPSTICK REVIEW

Ever since I was little I have been completely obsessed with having curly hair and even at some points considered getting a perm (I later decided this would be an EXTREMELY bad idea and I'd be a waking,talking poodle if I did such a thing..lol) .

Anyhow over the past few months I have seen so many girls post on instagram images of themselves where their hair looked friggin incredible!! and all because they had used the Lee Stafford Chopstick Styler.  It gives you tight bouncy corkscrew curls which I know some of you may not be brave enough to give a go ( I was pretty scared to try it too eek) but when I looked into buying one- which proved a lot harder than I anticipated because they were sold out literally everywhere (that shows something though right?!) I eventually found it on Superdrug for £19.99- Bargain right?! I decided at that price and with warranty included there was no harm in me giving it a whirl so I purchased it last week.




The main reason though behind this purchase is I was genuinely intrigued, especially to see how well it actually worked! Granted my hair isn't all that naturally pin straight but it is also far from the crazy corkscrew curls it creates but my hair is really quite thin and styling it is never easy so I wanted to see if this in anyway could help with that.
  
And..
This is my results! :)



My hair looked and felt amazing after using this! Honestly my hair felt like a big ol fluffy cloud. I must admit at first I wasn't happy with it but then I realised if you give your a big ol ruffle and rake your fingers through your hair it breaks the curls up and its fabby :)

I got so many compliments too and people asking how I got my hair to be like this as normally my hair is always straight or tied up so it was a change haha! I felt like I had gone back to the 80's and yes still looked a tad like a poodle but still i love it! It is really long lasting too I went to sleep and bare in mind I am a fidgety sleeper I woke up and it was just as good!

♥ Tips and Know Hows
♥ It takes a long time to do! You have to take really small sections of your hair for it to be able to work so make sure you have at least half hour set aside to do it
♥ Linking to this if you have long hair ( lucky for me i no longer do whoop!) I can imagine it will take a long while to wrap around
♥ The styler heats up really quick and I'm guessing to about 200 degrees so be careful as it gets v hot and I have burnt myself a couple times ( Maybe even wear a thermal glove)
♥ DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CURL YOUR FRINGE ( enough said ;)..)
♥ Always use a heat protector as it does get hot like I said!
♥ And remember to swish that hair

Speak to you in my next post lovelies!

Monday, 15 February 2016

Updated Everyday Makeup Look






Face:
♥ Clarins Extra Firming Day Lotion
♥ Revlon ColorStay Foundation
♥ Collection Concealer (Blemishes)
♥ Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer (under eyes)
♥ Miss Sporty So Clear Powder
♥ Make-up Revolution Contour Kit in Light (used both for contour and highlight)
♥ Lancome Blush in Shimmer Pink Pool

Eyes:
♥ Benefit Stay Don't Stray
♥ Warm Brown Shade from W7 
♥  Darker Brown Shade from Make-up Revolution Essential Mattes Palette
♥ Shimmer Gold Shade Make-up Revolution Iconic 1 Palette
♥ Naked Basics Venus (Highlight)
♥ Benefit They're Real
♥ Maybelliene Lash Sensational

Lips:
♥Too Faced Lip Insurance
♥ MAC Merh

Friday, 30 October 2015

Save on make up wishlist - My new love affair

So recently I've been doing lots of research into different brands that offer high quality make up but at affordable prices so people like me and you who have a massive interest are able to experiment and explore it a lot more. I know many of you are still in school or college and either don't have a job or just a part time one and many of you have come to me asking how you can get all these amazing products you see at a price you can afford. So I did some extensive research and long behold I found SAVE ON MAKE UP.

This is one of the best brands I have found on the blogger programme from what they are about to what they sell. Save on make up have all the brands we love oh so much from L'Oreal to Clinique. They buy in bulk getting fresh stock everyday in order to be able to sell all these amazing products we want at discounted prices and there isn't a catch!

I have teamed up with Save on make up where they have challenged me to produce a wish list of all the products on their site I would love to have and I tell you narrowing it down so I didn't have the whole website on my blog was not easy at all! (haha) but after spending a long time ooing and aahing and contemplating these are the 5 items on save on make up I would love to own!

1. BOBBI BROWN RICH LIP COLOR - DESERT ROSE


First on my list is this beautiful lipstick by Bobbi Brown. Oh my gosh I am just so in love with the colour of this. As you all know I have the tendency to go for very glossy mosturising pink lipsticks and this certainly fits the bill! I have been looking for a new pink lipstick for a while now that offers full coverage but is also light weight and doesn't dry out my lips and at £15 I haven't ever wanted a lipstick more. I AM IN LOVE.

2. W7 IN THE BUFF LIGHTLY TOASTED NATURAL NUDES EYE COLOUR PALETTE



Okay so the next item I saw and of course fell in love with is this palette by W7. So many of you came to me asking for a natural nudes eye palette which you could also create smokey eyes from just like this what was affordable and of high quality and I really wanted to and finding one seemed impossible until I came across this!.Unlike other palettes this one has a good range of both matte and shimmery shades that can be used during the day and night. From the pictures on their websites they look really pigmented and so lovely just like the packaging. It has very similar shades to that of the naked 1 palette and also comes with a really good double ended applicator. And the best part? It's only £4.66

3. EYE CANDY DRAMATISE YOUR EYES STRIP LASHES



These days I much prefer where false eyelashes to mascara, there is something I just love about putting on a pair of false eyelashes and the way they open up your eyes. These ones by Eye candy are absolutely gorgeous and have a really good size band for when it comes to applying ( lash adhesive is included). Eye candy have a really good range of different lashes to suit all occasions whether you are looking for everyday natural ones or more adventurous glam ones. They are lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear and only £1.99!

4.ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR SYNCHRONIZED RECOVERY COMPLEX II



This is something I have seen a lot of people rave about and feel like because I haven't tried it I am missing out! This is a overnight serum that works to keep skin looking young and fresh by reducing wrinkles and fine lines without clogging pores or leaving skin greasy or oily. It is suitable for all skin types and although it is a little pricey it is almost half the price on Save on makeup (£29 and RRP is £50) and will be sure to last you a long time. it is enriched with hyaluronic acid so you wake up with a visibly luminous and more radiant complexion. This product just fills me with excitement!

5. LANCOME BLUSH SUBTIL POWDER BLUSH - SHIMMER PINK POOL


The final thing on my wishlist is this gorgeous blusher by Lancome. It is honestly the most beautiful shade of pink I have ever seen. It is said to have great staying power and has moisture balancing ingredients. I love the packaging it's slim and can easily be taken about with you and basically I just love it I can say no more. 

I just wanted to finish this post off by telling you what i think to Save on make up overall and it's website. I have to say I love it! The website is really easy to navigate and has all the different product areas down the left hand side really clearly plus a search bar so if you are looking for a certain item you can find it really easily and quickly.They also have a sort of bargain area so you can all your really good high quality products even cheaper which in itself is AMAZING! It allows you to buy a few more things than you might be able to if they were more expensive and have more of a play around with make-up. They also have a good variety of different fragrances on offer which is something all of us on here love. The tabs are really clearly labelled i.e "contact us" so you can find any information you need easily and without any hassle. Delivery prices are really good. Although I am yet to personally order anything from them I know of many people who have said its very quick and the customer service is excellent! Overall I am really excited to order something from them and I really do love this brand :)

** All opinions are my own**

** GIVEAWAY**

So I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did be sure to let me know! I am going to hold a giveaway of all the items in my wishlist so if you want to know more about that and get involved make sure you are following my blog and subscribed to my YouTube for more details :)

I will see you in my next post lovelies xxx

BOBBI BROWN RICH LIP COLOR - DESERT ROSE