Recently I’ve been trying out a bunch of new skincare because I’m updating my skincare routine, most of the things I’ve been trying have in fact been mostly Botanics. However I have been looking into chemical exfoliation and how it differs with a physical scrub. I will be doing a comparison post here soon so keep an eye out. I picked up this Peeling Solution from The Ordinary because I had heard good things, the one product I did want to try from Mario Badescu is still out of stock on BeautyBay unfortunately. You can buy The Ordinary from Asos and I’m not sure where else, so you know where else you can purchase this brand let me know in the comments below. I’m really impressed with the prices from this brand because I thought it would be more expensive, but this peeling solution was only around £6. Continue reading
If you guys saw my little beauty haul that I posted about 2 weeks ago, then you would know that I picked up the Bahama Mama bronzer from TheBalm to review. I hadn’t tried anything from TheBalm until now, but I had been meaning to try somethings from them. Their products are closer to high-end prices rather than drugstore prices. I did pick this bronzer up from Superdrug for £17.99, but I’ve heard they aren’t going to be stocking them for much longer unfortunately. The only other place that I know sells TheBalm is Debenhams and I believe that’s online and in-store, let me know where else you can get it in the comments below. Continue reading
As I promised in last weeks haul, I’m giving you a review of the Makeup Revolution Unicorn vs Mermaid eyeshadow palette. You can purchase Makeup Revolution in Superdrug and on their own website, this palette was a steal at only £4.00. I know this palette may not appeal to many people because of it’s bright colours, making this not the most practical and wearable palette. I did explain in my haul the reason that I purchased this is for halloween, which I can officially say is next month. I like to plan ahead and I already know what I want to be this year, so I’m purchasing things for it here and there. What are you guys thinking of going as this year? Continue reading
This month I have tried out a bunch of new things and it was tough to narrow some of them down to just couple for my favourites. The products in this post have been chosen mostly due to the fact they’re what I’ve been non-stop reaching for for the month of August. I really enjoy reading peoples monthly favourites because it really reflects what people are actually enjoying, although they could give something a glowing review it might still not be their favourite product. If you’ve tried any of these products or have any recommendations, then let me know in the comments below. Continue reading
I have been hearing great things about the Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lipsticks for quite sometime and I’ve been meaning to give them ago. I finally picked one up to test the formula and give you guys my honest review. The shade I picked up is Shabby Chic and it’s a pinky mauve colour. You can buy these Sleek Lip products from both Boots and Superdrug for around £4.99, which is an amazing price. Continue reading
This weekend I popped into town a picked up a few goodies and thought I would share with you guys what I picked up. First up is the Zoella Bath Latte, I’ve never tried anything from her line in Superdrug before and the reason I picked this up is because I saw in her Vlog how many bubbles this made, I love loads of bubbles in my baths. I can’t wait to have a bath to see the amount of bubble that this will create. Continue reading
Everyone and their mothers have been talking about the new L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara and although it’s been out for a while in America, I have been eagerly awaiting it’s UK release. It released earlier this month and was super excited to see what the hype was all about. It’s been compared to the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara, but seeing that I’ve never tried it I won’t be able to compare or make that judgement. I believe this mascara is available from Boots and Superdrug, online and in-stores for £9.99.
I’m a sucker for pink or rose gold packaging, so I do really like the tube. However seeing the American version, I think I prefer the fully pink tube, finding this version to look and feel a little cheap. I don’t really understand the whole changing certain packaging for different countries, but if someone could enlighten me in the comments it would be much appreciated. The brush is an hourglass shape, where it tapers inwards at the middle of the brush. After trying this for a couple of days I’m still unsure how I feel about the way it distributes product onto my eyelashes and whether it’s even enough for my liking.
The formula I find to be the perfect consistency, it’s not too wet or too dry. I certainly can see a difference in the lift and volume that this mascara gives me, but I feel like I have to put a few coats on to get it there, which isn’t always an issue, but sometimes it can start to look a tiny bit clumpy. I find that it seems to hold my lashes in places all day, which is great because I don’t want to see straight lashes at the end of the day. I’ve noticed some people have mentioned that they find this mascara to get a bit flaky, but I haven’t really found this to be the case.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with my new mascara purchase and I will definitely continue to use this. I think the more I use it the more I will probably fall in love with it because I find that it’s pretty good for getting not just my upper lashes looking great, but also my lower lashes too without making a mess. I find that I struggle to be wowed by mascara, but I think that’s just because I have high hopes for them and it’s more of an issue with my eyelashes maybe. If your debating whether to give this mascara a go then I would say go for it and you probably wouldn’t regret it. Let me know if you have tried and what your thoughts are in the comment section below.
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[From Top Left to Bottom Right; Ecliptic, Hemisphere, Subsolar & Equinox]
I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette, I just needed to see what all the hype was about. I picked this up from Boots, but you can also purchase Sleek cosmetics from Superdrug, for £9.99. I think that’s a great price because you get 4 incredible highlighters, 3 powders and 1 cream.
I love the gold shiny packaging I think it’s really chic and just looks super pretty. I will say that it doesn’t feel as nice as it looks, it feels like pretty cheap plastics. It’s a shame, but I can understand because it’s such an affordable product I can’t expect them to have the highest quality packaging. Inside the lid you get a decent mirror and a brush, I haven’t tried the brush, but it’s definitely not one that I would use for highlighting.
I’m not one for cream highlights because I find that they’re subtle and I love a blinding highlight. That’s why I haven’t really given Ecliptic a chance because it’s the cream one and after swatching I didn’t feel it was the one for me. All the shades are really pigmented and do have a small amount of glitter in them, so if you don’t like a glittery highlight then this probably isn’t the palette for you. I find that the powders are super blinding and just overall stunning on the face. My favourite has to be Equinox, it’s a peachy gold highlight, it’s stunning and intense.
I’m going to sound like everyone else, but it’s true, this palette is a must have in your collection. It’s affordable for one, there’s a variety of unique shades secondly and and they are just perfectly blinding. If you guys don’t believe then you have to go swatch it yourself. If you guys have tried this then let me know if you love it just as much as me, are there any other highlighters then you love and think I should try then let me know in the comments below.
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When perusing the aisles in my local Superdrug I found this makeup sponge that only cost £1.00, I thought it would be a great idea to get it and put it to the test to see whether it’s really worth spending up to £15 on a sponge.
Upon first glance I felt like it had a really interesting shape that would make applying my makeup easy because the pointy end would be perfect for blending under and around my eyes, then the bottom for applying and blending foundation. There’s also a really nice curve in the middle of the sponge where you would hold it making it easier to grip onto. I noticed when taking the sponge out of the packaging it’s super stiff and doesn’t seem very porous. The first thing I did of course was wet to test how much it expands and guys it did nothing, it absorbed some of the water, but didn’t get any bigger or softer. This was pretty disappointing actually because I had high hopes since I really liked the shape of it.
Due to the fact that the sponge didn’t expand, the surface on the bottom didn’t get bigger making it too small of an applicator for applying foundation because it will take way too long. An upside to the sponge is that I felt it didn’t absorb much product at all, but because it’s so stiff it felt like I was applying my makeup with a rock. It didn’t have the bouncy quality that the BeautyBlender have or the Real Techniques ones do.
Overall I felt like this was a big flop and not even worth the £1 that I paid unfortunately. I would recommend spending a little bit more to get a better overall product. I’m not someone that believes that you have to spend loads of money to get quality product by any means, but this just wasn’t worth it. If you have tried and any other makeup sponges that you recommend the hit me up in the comments section because I would to hear from you guys.
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