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Monday, 18 November 2013

Nails of the Week - 18/11/2013

I got a new Revlon nail polish a couple of weeks ago from their chroma chameleon range and I couldn't wait to try it out. This week I decided to go for it and give it a try although I wasn't sure how I would like it on my nails, but I have to say, I'm loving it! It's a beautiful colour and looks perfect with gold or rose gold jewellery. So here it is!

Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat - £6.49
I recently got this base coat because I was in desperate need of a new one (my seventeen one wasn't doing much good). I've used this twice on my nails so far and it has prevented all staining and I've felt as if it has prolonged my nail polish and it really is very quick drying. A very good drugstore base coat!

Revlon Chroma Chameleon in 'Pink Quartz' - £6.49
This nail polish is a beautiful mix of pink and gold, and it looks amazing with either gold or rose gold jewellery. I've found that it applies very well and is fast drying although I've noticed a bit of bubbling on one of my nails but I don't know if that's because it wasn't fully dry when I applied a second coat. Beautiful polish nonetheless! 

Maybelline Color Show in 'Clear Shine' - £2.99
This is my classic top coat that I wear all of the time. It feels perfectly smooth and dries pretty quickly. It gives the nails a beautiful shine and completes any manicure. A must try!

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Sunday, 10 November 2013

My Everyday Essential Makeup Brushes

I was originally going to combine this post with my everyday makeup essentials posts (found here) although soon found out that it would result in a huge novel. So I decided to make this a separate post. So here are my brushes that I use on a daily basis: (there wont be any links or prices for these but the coastal scents brushes can be found on ebay or amazon if your in the UK in a 12 piece brush set for something like £15)
(this is going from left to right throughout the post)

Coastal Scents 'LC'
This eyelash/eyebrow comb is something I use on a daily basis to make my eyebrows look tamed. It's pretty good although I don't know if it's 'amazing' compared to other lash combs.

Coastal Scents S17
I use this brush for my gel eyeliner and it works perfectly as it is thin enough to make the eyeliner look natural. Great brush for eyeliner. Perfect.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
I love this brush for blending in my concealer after I've partially blended it in with my fingers. I also like it for blending in thicker foundations as it gives a flawless finish.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush
When I first got this I never really had a purpose for it and mainly used the expert face brush. Although over the months I've found out that this works amazingly with BB creams and blends them to give a flawless finish.

Coastal Scents N24
This natural bristled angled blush brush blends blushers to perfection. It applies just the right amount and is the perfect size for blush. It is also amazing for contouring if you turn it so that it is thinner. It is a great all round, multipurpose brush!

Coastal Scents N27
This is again a natural bristle brush that applies just the right amount of product. In this case, powder. It is the perfect size and applies just enough to set foundation and cover oiliness without making it look cakey. This has to be one of my favourites.

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My Everyday Makeup Essentials

I've been thinking recently that I've shared a few monthly favourite products with you but I have not yet shown you the makeup that I wear on a daily basis yet. So here goes. Here are my everyday essential makeup products:

Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer - £4.99
I have this product in normal and combination skin which is the blue lid, although it does come in dry and sensitive skin which is the pink lid. I find this primer does as it says on the box and moisturises while at the same time keeping your makeup in place all day. I do find although that on my dry patches I need to add another moisturiser as its made for combination skin but it's not all that much of a deal. I love this product and I think it makes my skin feel amazing!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19
This concealer has been raved about in the beauty world for quite a while now and no wonder. It covers beautifully and blends really easily to give you a flawless look. It's not cakey either! Nothing else I can say other than it's amazing!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream - £7.99
When I bought this about a year ago, it was not £7.99. I have to say, I was pretty shocked when it came up on the boots website at that price when I was getting the link. There isn't a great variety of shades in this and depending on how much you apply, it can look a little orange. Especially the universal glow one. This is a pretty good BB cream, I mainly use it because it gives quite a natural finish which I like for school. It can although, stick to dry patches in the skin which is a pain but other than that it's a pretty good product.

Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder - £3.99
This is another product that a lot has been said about in the beauty world. At first I hated this product and thought it looked cakey (because I was applying far too much). But now I have realised that if you use a little bit of the powder with a natural bristle brush then it works perfectly.

Sleek blush in 'Rose Gold' - £4.49
I've already mentioned this in a few posts I think and every time I've expresses how amazing it is. You just must try it. It gives a lovely natural glow to the face and it's just beautiful!

Revlon Colorstay Crème Gel Eyeliner - £8.99
This eyeliner looks amazing and is easy to work with. It also applies very easily and nicely and has a beautiful matte finish. Love it!

Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner - £6.29
This again is another great eyeliner from Revlon. It glides on easily and stays put throughout the day. I love it! The colour payoff is amazing and it just looks great.

Maxfactor Lash Extension Effect mascara - £10.99
This mascara has to be an ol' trustee of mines. No matter how many other mascaras I try, I always come back to this one. It makes my lashes look great and separates them well for natural amazing looking lashes. It lengthens really well and just has amazing results.

To see my everyday essential makeup brushes click here!

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P.S. How many times did I say 'amazing' in this thing!?

Saturday, 2 November 2013

October Favourites 2013

This month I haven't really been trying any new products so I only have a few favourites to share with you. So here they are:

Sleek blush in 'Rose Gold' - £4.49
This blush is gorgeous and has been raved about in youtube especially. Definitely a worthwhile buy and yet it doesn't break the bank! The pigmentation in this blush is amazing and it looks beautiful and natural on the cheeks! Love it!
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex mascara - £6.99
This mascara I have loved this month. It creates a very nice voluminous look to my lashes. I'm not going to bore you with a proper review of this product as I've already done an in depth review of it on another post here.
Boots Vitamin E gentle eye cream - £2.54
This eye cream makes your eyes feel so soft and reduces dark circles. It also contains SPF 15 so it saves your eyes from the sun (not that Britain have been getting much of that recently). I don't really know how else to describe it, just go try it out, you won't regret it!
Nivea Lip Butter in 'Raspberry Rose' - £2.25
This product feels and smells amazing. I've been spending a lot of time outdoors recently and have found that this lip butter has helped my lips stay moisturised. It's pretty thick in consistency and can sometimes can make your lips look a little pale, so I tend to use a lipstick/gloss over the top of it. Amazing product, especially for the colder months to come!
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Nails of the week - 28/10/2013

This week I have been wearing a Catching Fire inspired manicure which I have been loving! If you want to see how I did it and what products I used click here. I cleaned my nails up after I took the picture hence the messiness!

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