March Make Up Faves

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First of all, happy bloody easter you lovely lot! I hope that all the diets have stopped and you are bathing in chocolate….. I literally had to punch my way into this egg to open it up (not even joking!)

Anyway thought I would put together a little post about my favourite make up products over the past month. Let me know what you think 🙂

Look at my lovely package (get your mind out of the gutters!), as you may or may not have heard E.L.F is closing down here in the UK and therefore I took advantage of their discount on the website. I am known for buying a lot of products from E.L.F and was really gutted when I found out it was going. You may also see that I have a non E.L.F product face there, the beauty that is the eos lipbalm in honeydew melon…… oh god its just beautiful. I first bought it and when it arrived in the post, the lip balm itself was in half 😦 so now I have 2 haha 1 in whole and 1 in half haha, but yay!! Continue reading “March Make Up Faves”

My August Favourites

12Bonjour to all you lovely reader, this is gonna be a bit of a bumpf of a blog post so I apologise already if you do not fancy having a read… have a look at the pretty pictures instead (well I hope that they are pretty!!).First of all I have not done a favourites post in a while, my last **goes to look** oooh it was… April here (dear god I am bloody awful!) So let’s go with me hand in hand….. yes hand in hand lol & off to Neverland we go!! *yes, I do worry for my own sanity as well!*

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20140831_163449Now I love love love a dry shampoo, there I said it, its out there! I have quite fine greasy hair when its not washed after 2 days and to be honest I am so lazy – therefore dry shampoo is my best friend. Of course my favourite is bastiste (floral, cherry and blonde) but I saw this and caught my eye being on offer in Morrisons for £3. I love the brand of Aussie, it does “miracles” for your hair, no pun intended. I therefore thought I would try it, this is the mega instant one. Its completely different to the Bastiste dry shampoo, unlike that brand which leaves a white mark and is quite dusty and they make your hair go poof. But the Aussie one, is so strange.

You spray it into your hair, which then leaves your hair …… wet… yes wet…. and then you comb it through. This then miraculously dries and you’re left with “cleaner” looking hair. The downside of this product is that, I am so used to Aussie making your hair nice and smooth, this made my hair feeling dry and wirey – definitely not what I wanted. I will keep using it, but thought I would let you know 🙂

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As well as the Mega Instant product, they have also produced “Aussie Volume”. This again has the same effects as the previous product, but the volume is great on this, especially for me who has fine hair.

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I have just come back from my holiday (want to read about it click here) and I really wanted to keep my tan. My tan was really brown and I absolutely loved it, its brought me so much confidence and just feel amazing with it. I therefore saw this and wanted to try it…. its freaking amazing. I used it for 2 days and applied once a day, and people did actually question as to whether I have been on holiday again. Its rather strong. The smell does have a slight “tan biscuit” smell, but its a nicer smell. It lasts for some time. The only reason I stopped using it was because people thought I was putting fake tan on, and I wanted to prove in the end 3 weeks later I still have a tan lol!

20140831_164926I think that this product should be every girl’s favourites. It helps in so many ways, moisturises, soothes, softens and helps all your lovely bumps and of course any of those scars. I prefer the scented one (the original and best) as the smell I find it to be so nice, relaxing and comforting. Love a bit of cocoa butter smell.

PicMonkey CollageNow this is the only time that I will say this, but f**k you tan. I will not be buying foundation/concealer etc just for you. I will find something that will work for me…. weirdly enough I found it using products I already own. I have found a way in which to match my skin colour at the moment. I have older products such as the Rimmel Wake me Up and the Match Foundation. Both of these combined was lovely for my skin. My personal favourite out of these two HAS to be Rimmerl London’s Match Perfection, brilliant coverage, colour, tint and its for a great price as well.

20140831_165018As I previously stated in my blog post I thought I would buy some actually decent make up! Yay go me!! I will forever love ELF corrective concealer, but my true love now has to be the Maybelline Colour Corrector. Much larger coverage (especially for my cheeks haha!!)

20140831_165041Now as I have never brought “top end” make up, I did not know that they offer samples on their little make up counters. When I get a bit more money, I will definitely be buying the MaxFactor 3in1. I have never placed the smallest piece of make up on my brush and for it to cover my whole face before. It is not greasy, does not make my skin dry and the pigmentation is just amazing. Highly recommend.

20140831_165117So it appears I either have an obsession with buying these, I keep loosing them or I keep loosing my memory. Either way, I freaking LOVE this mascara. Each time I wear it, a lot of people believe I am wearing fake eyelashes haha, hell no!! I wish unless I cant find it, but I wish that they made this in waterproof version, as the amount of times I have cried wearing this its ridiculous. When I cry, this mascara does sting my eyes…… ouch! I really hope that they do not stop doing it.

20140831_165148Now the product looks weird on the left, but its the brush I have been using haha. It should be a creamy texture.I am absolutely awful with bronzers and blushers, I can never find the correct one for my skin but this I love. Great coverage, stays on for many hours and it lasts for so long. It also comes up in the cutest design.

20140831_165339This is another up market decision,, I made. I forever forever will love the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. It will be one of my favourite products ever, I always love the matte finish to my make up and will always look for those finishes. The Max Factor version is of a darker tint, but its a lot softer, creamier and it lasts soooo much longer!

20140831_165345My favourite shade at the moment, I got this as a present back for my 25th and I love it. Its amazing with a lovely tan, lasts for a number of days and its great with extra glitter as well – here’s what it looks like :

11See told you it was pretty, especially with the added glittery wedding finger 😉

20140831_165400It appears that I am loving a pink theme at the moment. I have already reviewed this on a previous post, but I love the scent to this, the colour, pigmentation and how long it lasts. It is quite scary as to how it goes on when you first put it on your lips, but it does calm down – Ii promise you!! The pigmentation is rather pale pink, a bit like a pink foundation lips (never a good look), but after a while the shade goes down and its a great contrast to your make up.

20140831_165545I ran out of this on holiday and I was absolutely gutted, literally annoyed with myself. Got home and realised, bugger I have no extra products either. So therefore I went to Superdrug the next day and I went there the next 4 days……… none were available. I asked the girl and she said “oh sometime soon”, really rather annoyed. Luckily we have 2 Superdrugs in town, yes lucky I know and 1 week later I bought 3… I am ashamed, yes 3. But I am not paying for postage and package when I can get it in the town. This product is just amaaaaaaaazing, comes in 3 different shades and I go for the medium brown colour. Here’s what it looks like:

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I hope that you enjoyed my little, but slightly long post of my August favourites. I am aware that I babble and babble on, im babbling on now… but I am not going to change my blog haha. As always:

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No No, No No No No, No No No No – No No there’s no Lipstick!

bFirst things first, I really do hope that you sang the title of this post to the song “no no limits” haha, as you can tell I am a bit delusional at the moment, it is past 1am in the morning and I am writing this post. The reason behind this post is the idea that not every make up product that you buy is the best – sometimes you just have to buy lipstick on a hunch or from a swipe of the product you put on your hand. Shop lighting always helps, or if you buy on the internet the reviews of others or the company is not often what the end result is for you. I therefore thought I would write a post about the lipsticks I have bought and to be honest are now in a black bin bag from my big clear out today. Sorry if these are some of your favourites, but they’re just not for me 🙂 PS – pinch punch first day of the month – no returns! PPSS – I still do not have my phone, so these photos are taken on my IPOD which is around about 4 years old……… so you can imagine the quality 😉

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April Favourites.

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Hello lovelies and hope that you are well. I am normally organised with what I want to post about but someone gave me a bloody awful cold and just felt absolutely awful. I have seen this post being done in another blogs and I have never got around to doing it. Can I also just let you know that my skin is bloody awful in these photos because of this wonderful cold. Keep positive 🙂

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Blink Blink – Eye shadow Pallet Reviews

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Hello!!! Wow it seems that I had a mini break of blogging which is kinda what did happen. As you know I don’t blog on a Thursday but I was still tweeting away – twitter.com/loveyouandthem if you aren’t following by the way (I always follow back) anyway, I was pondering back and forth (oh how very British of me!) to think as to what I should post about next, I have now a few ideas – thank you for all the suggestions. I therefore have decided to post about the eye shadow make up pallets that I have in my bedroom. If you are a follower of my blog you know that I witter away and just write whatever I think, I don’t plan and I don’t think before I write.

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My first review is the of NYX The All I’ve Ever Wanted Box, it contains what is shown above, the price was quite cheap at the time around about a £10 and I think it was absolutely worthwhile as I am about to show you:

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20140413_164544As you can see it comes in a wide range of bright colours which I absolutely love, then of course the nice day and natural colours which you need for everyday useage. It has a small mirror at the top of the compact/pallet which is handy but I prefer to use my own, as I am quite clumsy. This particular section draws back to reveal the lower level:

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This is what is shown, a lower level of blushers, bronzers, highlighters and lip glosses along with application tools. Beautiful colours again as you can see and they suit all skin shades.

Bronzers / Highlighters 

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How beautiful are these colours, they really help highlight and make your skin more alive! They come in all different shades and colours alongside contrasting each other at the same time.

20140413_164935Personally I have not used these two a lot, but they give a lovely shading to your skin when applied – not too dusty/mineral and when you completely understand contouring (which I still don’t) I am sure it would be amazing.

20140413_164941The lipglosses, now when you get a batch of cheap looking lipglosses and let’s be honest they do look cheap you do think – great they’re gonna be amazing. It’s never nice to see lipglosses put next to powered make up such as the ones shown above, I have done some swatches so you can see how “strong” they actually are:

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Overall I do like this compact and it is great for like I said any time of day – I do keep forgetting I have it which now I have reviewed it I will be using again.

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The next is ELF natural eyeshadow, which can be found here  — shimmer my eyes wink wink — it’s currently on ale for £6.95 and usually £9.00. So please have a look 🙂

20140413_170136These are the shades it comes in, I admit that the shades are so so so similar to each one of them and that’s probably the only fault with this pallet. If you buy the correct applicator as the tools that come with this do not often pick up the shade to apply to your beautiful eyes. Great for the natural work days and if you just want to highlight your lovely eyes too!

20140413_170434Whilst I was buying the above, I thought sod it and I bought the colour brights pallet too which I love. The colours are what is says on the tin – bright! Again like I said this is currently on offer at the moment so go have a look! :

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Here are the beautiful shades, there are still some of the natural shades which were in the above pallet but the pinks and blues are amazing along with the green for those spring/summer nights! There is the cheap applicator that comes with it – buy another one I promise you it’s worth it, it’s very cheap.

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I believe that I got this for a Christmas present from my Aunt and I apologise about the beaut that is my phone lol but there was no other way to take this photo. Whenever someone buys you make up you are always a bit wary to open it up, but I was surprised – I loved it.

20140413_170730The shaes of blue are beautiful in this – as well as the highlighting white. I am unsure of the price as I said it was a present. The shades range from white, silver, silvery blue and grey. Beautiful for a night out and especially those which eyes contrast this colour. it comes with as you can see a mirror and applicator which again I chucked out as they’re really not great at all.

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20140413_170912I picked this up in NEXT and I just love these shades. I like to wear these shades particularly for work as I feel that I cannot wear the make up that I actually want to wear at work so this will have to do. I think it was roughly below £5.

20140413_170926Here are the shades in more detail, I think that they are just beautiful colours and are so easy to apply. They are a mineral product but they have a slight cream texture to them.

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20140413_171039My weakest pallet I believe that I ever had bought and look where its from as well. Ignore the face!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway I thought you know what I will try something different and I have but to be honest it’s not really my thing:

20140413_171256It of course comes with a lovely compact mirror but the shades are just not me. The photo does not show clearly enough but these are full of glitter and it’s too glittery for me and the shadows are as well quite loose. Not for me.

20140413_171516Finally as you can see my most used possession of make up, I love this product and it gives amazing coverage, the colours are beautiful and its great for shading, highlighting and of course bringing out the colours of your eyes – plus it was cheap too!

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Haha I have tried to tidy this up as much as I could for the photo but alas I could not (god again with my Britishness, what is with that tonight!).

So there you have it, another long post – I apologise (sorry not sorry) and there are all my eyeshadow pallets. I hope that you enjoyed this………. 🙂

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