Tuesday, 25 February 2014

How To | Hungry Eyes

Thanks to the title of this I've got Hungry Eyes stuck in my head, what a song though right?
Anyway as makeup fiend I've never EVER bothered with smokey eyes or eye shadow in general but I've always been amazed by what people can do and how it transforms a look. I've been looking at pictures and decided I'd try..
(This is my second go at a dramatic smokey eye so please be kind! :) )

 This is by no means a 'tutorial' as I don't think I'm good enough to tell people how to do something but I thought everyone might enjoy the easiest tip ever for a really dramatic clean line, something I've never been able to do before and no you don't need to buy any special tools because it's just clear tape!

Monday, 24 February 2014

Sleek Blush | Rose Gold

I seem to be creating a blog dedicated to blusher lately but it's all down to the fact that I've been using MAC Fleur Power for about 3 years and never using anything else I thought it's time for change.
I've always wanted to try the oh so popular Nars Orgasm (£21.50) so in true form I found a dupe. ( I also seem to be running a dupe's blog!) After lusting at the Nars counter I had a reasonable idea of what it looked like then I searched online for a dupe and the Sleek Rose Gold blush was massively mentioned but I also noticed that it's a dupe for MAC Style blush (£18) too!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

L'oreal | Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil

L'oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil  // Asda // £4
(Currently not available online at Asda but is stocked in Boots)

Recently I've been using the L'oreal Purifying Micellar Solution I blogged about to get rid of my makeup and after looking at the rest of the collection they have sooo much to offer for all different skin types, L'oreal isn't usually a brand I'd go looking at for skincare so I'm really surprised about the magical array of products they have.
Asda seems to have the best range that I've seen and they currently have a beauty event on so it means lots of money off!

 The oil claims to rebalance the natural oil production of your skin, I think my face has needed some form of oil as it's becoming really dry on my forehead, something I've never experienced before?! I think I've been drying my skin out somewhat with all the different products I've been using lately so a moisture injection when cleansing is welcome with open arms,

 I've never used a skin oil before, but this cleanser is easy to use as you just pump some onto your fingertips and massage into your face, let it sink in and then you're then meant to rinse clean with warm water. I however use cotton pads to really work it in then rinse. The product really does have a lightweight feeling and it says not greasy but it's oil so it did feel somewhat greasy and odd when I was rubbing it in but after rinsing it was fine.

 The oil is scented but it's not too heavy, it smells semi floral but sweet it's quite pleasant so no worries about hideous smells. I really like packaging for the whole range it's sleek and clean and looks like a higher end product. I'm glad this comes with a pump, I could see it being awfully messy without one!

I think the oil works well which I was actually surprised about as I didn't have high hopes and does exactly what it says, my face has felt a lot more balanced since using it but without being extra oily, I like to use it a little differently than directed but it works better for me that way.
I've not had any breakouts since adding this to my routine so hopefully you won't either!
However I don't think I'd pay the full £7.99 for this just because I only need to use this every now and then to give my skin an extra special cleanse with a boost as I'm already happy with my current face routine.
If you fancy a luxury feeling cleanser I'd give it a go while it's on offer!

Have you tried this? Did you think it lives up to its claims? 

Friday, 21 February 2014

Photo Friday | 1

Hello! I thought I'd do a little personal post about what I've been up to lately, I'm not sure how well these posts go down but hey ho!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

REVIEW | MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer | Velvetine dupes!

Last Saturday I noticed these in Brighton but couldn't handle the unreal amounts of people/children in Superdrug so hot footed it out to the pub with my big sister instead but I popped to Superdrug on my lunch break at work yesterday and spotted these again! These beauties are the MUA Luxe Lip Lacquers and after swatching them I decided I needed them, there are five colours ranging from purple to orange but I showed some restraint and I picked up two, Reckless and Funk. 
Velvet Lip Lacquers // £3 // Reckless & Funk

Sunday, 16 February 2014

REVIEW | Anastasia Beverly Hills | Brow Pomade | Chocolate

When I arrived home last night there was a package on my bed, I think this package was sent from God or some higher being because it contained Anastasia's Dipbrow Pomade.

After using Anastasia's Brow Wiz I was itching to try the pomade but it was always out of stock when I had the money, however I finally have it and I'm rather excited about the pot of joy!


Sunday, 9 February 2014


Oh my, it's nearly Valentine's day, the day that we're all forced to love one another or cry with your two favourite guys, Ben & Jerry.

This year will be no different for me, slap dash planned dinner or take away with my boyfriend but if unlike me you actually like to put some effort into Valentines then heres a few last minute ideas!


HOW TO | Stop Fake Make Up

Hello guys and dolls!

Isn't cheap makeup brilliant, everyone loves a bargain but when that bargain can contain ingredients like lead, copper, mercury, arsenic and cadmium is the few pounds worth it? Would you put any of this on your face, no. 

Buying fake makeup by mistake is easy to do but it is dangerous and I don't think enough people know the difference and we really should!
I've found myself at 2am looking on eBay, Amazon and other sites for super discounted makeup, I ran out of Benefit Erase Paste It's not a must in my makeup bag but I did like it and it lasted a while so I thought 'Ohhh I'll have a nose' off I went and into a world of cheap makeup on ebay, Erase Paste is priced at £19.50 so it's quite a blow to the purse when you're a drug store queen!

After selecting what I was told was a real and genuine product for around £10 I couldn't wait to get my package, when it arrived the box looked exactly the same and then when I opened it and got to the pot, that's when I immediately realised fake.  

Through this post the left pot is fake and the right is real.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

REVIEW | MUA Blusher | Cupcake, Candyfloss & Bon Bon

 MUA Blushers // Superdrug // £1 each for 2.4g

What can you get for £1 these days? Not a lot but as always MUA prove you can get your moneys worth. I've been wearing the same MAC blusher on and off for around 2 years and always go back to it but lately I've noticed I don't actually like it! I was on the hunt for some new bits in Superdrug and had a quick look at the MUA stand I then noticed they'd changed the packaging on the blush. I used to have a few and they all smashed so hadn't gone back but the new packaging lured me in and seemed much better, the lid stays shut and the overall product isn't huge and bulky in my makeup bag and looks super sleek. I picked up the shades Cupcake a soft peach shade, Candyfloss a pinky shade with rosey pink flecks of shimmer in and Bon Bon a brighter Apricot shade. I don't tend to like shimmer in my blush so it's nice to find some matte ones as I'm pretty sure cheaper makeup brands think glitter explosion chic is always in?

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Moving on!

Hello, I thought I'd quickly update and let you all know I may not post for a week or so as I move house tomorrow! 
I'm absolutely pooped from packing and lugging things down but tomorrow come a new hell. My room is on the 3rd floor..

The internets been off for a few days now and it's quite worrying how much you rely on it, definitely need to learn how to entertain myself with no Internet!

Wish me luck and I'll see you very soon with lots of new posts that I've had lined up!