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Monday, February 29, 2016

The Blogger Made Me Buy It #2

The Blogger Made Me Buy It #2
Monday, February 29, 2016
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Beauty Products Worth The Hype

Make Up Geek Eye Shadows

Nars Creamy Concealer

Does blogging make you spend money? Even before i started blogging i was very interested in makeup but since blogging my collection has pretty much doubled. I think with blogging when you read posts you find out about products and new releases more often. I don't buy every hyped about product or every new release, i only tend to buy them if i know it is a product i will actually use. A while ago i did my first "The Blogger Made Me Buy It" and i will also leave a link at the end of this post. 

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer | £22.00 | Link
I am obsessed with the Urban Decay concealer as you know but i finally caved and bought this one. Personally it didn't do much for me. I found it to be a disappointing product as it was extremely drying on my under eyes. 
Re-Purchase: No

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner "East End Snob" | £3.99 | Link
A year ago i owned barely any lipsticks and no lip liners. Now my lipstick collection has grown but i still don't own many lip liners. This liner is amazing! The shade goes with so many lipsticks and the liner itself is super creamy. 
Re-Purchase: Yes Definitely!

Make Up Geek Eye Shadows | £4.95 | Link
Last week i posted my Full Make Up Geek Collection with plenty of swatches. I am now obsessed. I do find some shades better than others, some are more creamy than others but the shade range is amazing. 
Re-Purchase: Hell Yes!!

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer "Milk Chocolate" | £25.00 | Link
I didn't buy this myself but i did ask for it as a Christmas present. Im in love! It smells gorgeous and the shade is perfect for my pale skin. It doesn't look muddy when applied, it looks natural.
Re-Purchase: Yes

Zoeva 106 Powder Brush | £11.50 | Link
Zoeva brushes i adore. I buy mine in singles as i won't use all of the ones in the sets. The powder brush is lovely. If i want a fuller coverage i will use my Real Techniques Powder Brush but on my good skin days i will use the Zoeva one.
Re-Purchase: Definitely 

L'Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist

Pur Cosmetics CC Cream

PUR Cosmetics CC Cream | £25 but £17.50 on offer | Link
I haven't seen this product mentioned much but when i have the reviews were great so i had to have it. I am usually a full coverage kind of girl but in summer i prefer a lighter base but still with good coverage. This is a thick mousse like consistency but the coverage is light-medium. I do find if i have breakouts or dry patches this is a no go and it does cling to those areas.
Re-Purchase: Maybe as i prefer the Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin as it is higher coverage and lasts well in the heat.

L'Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist | £7.99 | Link
Even before this was released in the UK i knew i wanted it. I love the Infallible Primer but HATE and yes i mean hate, the Infallible Matte Foundation. The fixing mist i did hate in the beginning, you have to shake this until your arms feel like jelly. Otherwise you spray it and end up with white bits all over your face that ruin your makeup. Once i shake it enough it definitely pro longs my make up. 
Re-Purchase: Yes

Make Up Forever HD Foundation | £29.00 | Link
I did a full review of this foundation here where i said it is a hit and miss product. This is a light-medium coverage and you definitely cannot build it up to full. Sometimes it can last well on my combination skin and other times it just slides off.
Re-Purchase: No, other foundation are worth the money.

Lush Lip Scrub "Popcorn" | £5.50 | Link
I had wanted to try this for months and finally picked one up. I have noticed a huge difference with how my lipstick applies if i prep my lips with this before and yes it does taste rather yummy!
Re-Purchase: 100%

Have You Tried Any Of These Products?

Friday, February 26, 2016

My Makeup Geek Collection + Swatches | Makeup Geek Mattes, Shimmers, Duo Chrome & Foiled

My Makeup Geek Collection + Swatches | Makeup Geek Mattes, Shimmers, Duo Chrome & Foiled
Friday, February 26, 2016
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Makeup Geek Eye Shadows Matte, Shimmers, Duo Chrome and Foiled Review and Swatches

I started off with three now i have seventeen! I think it is safe to say i am in love with Makeup Geek Eye Shadows. I have a mixture of mattes, shimmers, foiled and duo chrome ones from the range. I have stopped at seventeen as i have all of the shades i want and i am going to fill the rest of the palette with some other brand, all will be revealed soon. I thought i would do a big review of the seventeen shades i have and include alot of swatches. 

The Mattes (£6.00 each) - Link

Makeup Geek Matte Eye Shadows

I do love a good matte eyeshadow and couldn't resist picking some of these up. I think my favourites out of these has to be Desert Sands which is a perfect crease shade and Purely Naked is just stunning all over the lid.

Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Swatches Vanilla Bean, Beaches and Cream, Purely Naked, Frappe, Cocoa Bear

Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Swatches Desert Sands, Unexpected, Vintage, bitten and Corrupt

The Shimmers (£6.00 each) - Link

Makeup Geek Shimmer Eye Shadows Shimma Shimma, Cosmopolitan and Homecoming

I have three of the normal shimmer eye shadows. I picked up Shimma Shimma for the inner corners of my eyes and to highlight under the brow. Cosmopolitan is just such a pretty shade, how could i not pick it up?! Homecoming is a lovely bronze shade which is gorgeous all over the lid.

Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Swatches Shimma Shimma, Cosmopolitan and Homecoming

The Foiled (£9.25 each) - Link

One word GORGEOUS! Starry Eyed i use to highlight my cheekbones as it is the perfect shade and Grandstand is just a stunning all over the lid shade.

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Swatches Starry Eyed and Grandstand

The Duo Chromes (£6.00 each) - Link

Makeup Geek Duo Chrome Eye Shadows Havoc and Ritzy

Makeup Geek Duo Chrome Eye Shadow Havoc Swatch

Makeup Geek Duo Chrome Eye Shadow Ritzy Swatch

These are my two favourite shades of every shade i have. The Duo Chrome Eye Shadows look like one thing in the pan then a completely different shade when applied. They are two tone shadows, in certain lights and certain angles they will look like different shades. They are both just stunning. You can see in my swatches the different shades in each one.
I am so shocked these are only £4.95 each!

Makeup Geek Duo Chrome Eye Shadow Ritzy and Havoc Swatches

Well that was picture heavy! I wanted to show you the shadows as much as i could. I am in love with every shade i picked up. I would definitely recommend the Duo Chrome shadows they are just insane! You can fit 27 shadows in a Large Z Palette (which is the one i have above). The Large Z Palette costs £15.95 from Beauty Bay. 

Which are your favourite shades?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

What Makes Me Follow Your Blog | Blog Tips

What Makes Me Follow Your Blog | Blog Tips
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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Ok ill just say it, im a fussy person. Im a fussy eater, im fussy with everything. Even when it comes to blogging im fussy, its just in my personality. If i go onto a blog i do look for certain things that will make me follow you. Everyone has different things they like or different things they look for. Everyone should be proud of their blogs no matter the amount of followers. These are just some of the things that will make me click follow on your blog. I mainly follow blogs on Bloglovin and then 9 times out of 10 i will also follow you on other social media platforms. So what is it that makes me follow your blog?

I am not at all great at photography, up until recently i had been using my Iphone 5s which i did just write a post on how i did it and how i improved it (read it here if you missed it). I understand photography is not everyone's forte but it really puts me off when images are really dark and dull and you can't really see the product. Pictures are a huge part of your blog. Everyone thought i was using a camera for the past year but i was using my phone so it goes to show you just need the right tools. 

The whole reason we go onto blogs is the read the post right? So please don't do just one HUGE paragraph with no breaks, no links, nothing. I won't even attempt to read it, i will click straight off your blog. I find having smaller paragraphs with different coloured links really keeps readers interested, especially me.

Yes, this is me being picky but i just love to see a good old swatch. Im not the best at swatching but i always make sure i swatch if im talking about eyeshadows, lipsticks etc. If im reading about a product i want to see what it actually looks like. Alot of people say well read the post and then go on google images. Yes i could but i would rather see it all in one place hence going onto the post in the first place. 

No Adverts
Eurgh, seriously i hate them! I know this is normally on more well known bloggers blogs but why do they need to take over the whole page?! I could understand if it was something to do with the blog or the blog post but when im reading a beauty blog and the advert all over the page is about fairy liquid? Come on im reading about lipstick not how to wash my plates! I definitely prefer no adverts, i have even unfollowed some well known bloggers for having these constant pop up adverts.

Comments Section
When i go onto blogs i love to leave comments. I really enjoy reading my comments and i always make sure i reply to every single one. I think if you can make someone smile by leaving a positive comment then why not? So why does this put me off right? It doesn't, what puts me off is when you can't find where to comment. I have come across a few blogs lately that either didn't have a comment section or it was that tiny you just couldn't see it. I usually leave a comment on every post i read so please have them easy to get to.

Social Buttons/Sidebar
I firstly follow a blog on Bloglovin but most of the time i want to follow all your other social media accounts. I love Social Media buttons that stand out and are easy to access on the sidebar. Also a tidy sidebar, i hate messy ones where all the widgets are different sizes. 

All of those are things i look for and like i said these things will make me follow your blog. Even though these are things i look for on other blogs i also try to do them on my own blog and i hope that shows. 

What are the things you look for?

Threads False Eye Lashes Try On & Review*

Threads False Eye Lashes Try On & Review*

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Threads False Eye Lashes Review

Threads Sex Kitten False Eye Lashes Review

Threads Celestial False Eye Lashes Review

False Eye Lashes can be such a daunting thing and scare quite alot of people. I wore false eye lashes every single day for 5 years! I now don't wear them as much as i barely go out due to my operation but as soon as i am back working i will be wearing them most probably nearly everyday. False Eye Lashes are not as scary as they look. Most tips to apply them say use tweezers but for me i find that makes it 10x more difficult. I always use my fingers, let the glue set for about 30 seconds on the lashes and then apply. 

Threads Lashes are a brand i haven't heard of before but im all for trying out new brands. I received two sets of lashes and the styles are not my usual style but i was intrigued to try them. Threads also sell ones which are perfect for beginners. You receive a tube of glue in each pack which is a bonus. The only downside i have about the glue is once you have opened it you cannot re-seal it. I do like to have glue i can re-seal so i can re use the lashes. 

Before i applied these lashes i placed them against my lash line to see how much i needed to cut off in order for them to fit. I always have to cut my false lashes as my eyes are quite small. I then place the glue onto the lashes and leave for around 30 seconds until it became tacky. I always place mine on the middle of my own lash line, then the inner corner and lastly the outer corner. Because i found these lashes are firmer than most i squeezed them against my lash line and eye lid to ensure they were fully in place.

Top Tip

If you need to cut alot off your false lash trim the inner corner and outer corner so you don't ruin the lash design.

Celestial Lashes - Link

Threads Celestial False Lashes

Sex Kitten Lashes - Link

Threads Sex Kitten False Lashes

Im totally in love with the Celestial lashes, they look so pretty. The Sex Kitten lashes i wasn't sure about as they are not my usual style but once i had applied them i couldn't believe how stunning they looked. Just look at that side view, the feathered affect is stunning.

In the end i was really happy with the results. These two sets i would say are perfect for parties, nights out and more glamorous events rather than a daily wear. If you are looking for more of a natural false lash I would suggest the Threads Charleston False Lashes or Threads Be-Bop False Lashes.

Monday, February 22, 2016

My Full Skincare Routine

My Full Skincare Routine
Monday, February 22, 2016
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At the age of 24 i think i have finally nailed my skincare routine. Finding products that work for your skin can be a nightmare and it has taken me a long time. Having the perfect skincare routine doesn't mean you have to have the most expensive products, 99% of my products are drugstore brands. If i could give one bit of advice it would definitely be if you find a product that works for you don't change it! My skin is combination-oily depending on the weather and how my skin decides to act.

Face Wash For Oily Skin

Washing Your Face

Makeup Remover: For me ever since it was released i have been obsessed with the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (£4.99 Feel Unique). I was amazed at how easily it removes my makeup with one swipe! I pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and swipe away. It removes the heaviest eye make up in seconds. It keeps my skin extremely soft. I always find removing my makeup first with a cleanser helps keep my skin fresh.

Face Wash: I use two face washes and stick with them. I switch between the two depending what my skin is like. If my skin is pretty clear i will use the Nivea Refreshing Cleansing Mousse (£4.99 Boots) which is amazing. It turns into foam which makes it easy when washing your face. It removes any left over makeup and my skin always feels super soft. 
Secondly i use the Botanics Invigorating Face Scrub (£1.00 Boots), i mainly use this one when i am suffering from breakouts or my skin is feeling a little dry. This has little bits in it which are perfect for exfoliating your skin. I removes any dry skin instantly. 

Toner: Toner is something i haven't always used. If im honest i never really noticed a difference using one until i tried the Clearasil Deep Cleansing Toner (£5.29 Superdrug) which helps to tighten pores and to keep your skin clear. It does have a very strong smell but once applied it goes away. I have noticed less breakouts since using this. 
It looks like Clearasil have changed this product slightly to the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Deep Pore Treatment Toner.

Moisturisers For Combination Skin


The Wake Up Spray: When i have woke up and washed my face i will then spritz this Body Ship Vitamin E Face Mist (£9.50 The Body Shop) over my face. It helps your skin to feel fresh and preps it for any products you are about's to apply. You can also spray this on top of makeup to refresh your makeup, it doesn't make your makeup last longer though.

Morning Moisturiser: I have recently fallen in love with the Soap & Glory The Fab Pore Moisturiser (£12.00 Boots + S&G). It is mint in colour and also smells like mint. It is a thicker consistency than a normal moisturiser but it blends into the skin well. I find it reduces shine and creates a lovely base. 
NOTE: I have found switching between two moisturisers every 2-3 weeks stops my skin getting used to one product. 

Night Moisturisers: Again as with day moisturisers i also switch between two night creams. Using one product everyday over and over your skin will get too used to it and it won't work anymore so switching them up every few weeks is a good idea. My favourite night cream is The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion (£10.00 The Body Shop), one of the best skincare products i have ever purchased. Since using this i barely ever get breakouts and my blemishes have reduced massively!
The second night cream i use is the Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream (£29.75 Beauty Bay) which i did recently review here. It is very light weight on the skin and is full of natural ingridients which work really well on my sensitive skin.

Warming Face Mask

Face Masks

I like to switch my face masks up depending on how my skin is feeling. Sometimes i can have really oily skin the next minute i have huge dry patches on my cheeks and it looks very dull. I can't win! One of my favourites is The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask (£11.00 The Body Shop) which heats up as your rubbing it between your fingers, it doesn't stay warm whilst on your face though but it definitely makes my skin feel instantly refreshed and super soft.
Another favourite more for when my skin is being its horrible oily self is the Boots Tea Tree Witch Hazel Deep Cleansing Mask I apply this all over my face and leave it around 15 minutes and i do notice my skin feels matte afterwards. 

Soap and Glory Body Washes

The Bath/Shower Edit

Bath & Shower Gel: This is my bargain buy! The I Love Bubble Bath & Shower Gel Strawberries & Cream (£1.49 Superdrug) it smells lovely! They have a wider range in store than online but you should definitely try them out. I use this as a wash but also for bubbles in the bath.

Body Wash: Soap and Glory i am loving lately. I got a few bits for Christmas which i am still making my way through. I am currently using the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash which has a grainy texture, perfect for exfoliating, The Soap and Glory Orangeasm Body Wash which smells amazing and the Soap and Glory Foam Call which are all £6.50 from Boots for the Full Size Bottles.

After Care: After the shower or bath i apply a body cream to keep my skin soft. I am obsessed with the Antipodes Joyful Hand & Body Cream (£28.99 Feel Unique). It smells gorgeous and the packaging is stunning. Sometimes i just apply this on dry areas, knee, elbows etc and my hands but now and again i will apply it all over. 

Wow that was a long post! 
Do you use any of these products? 
Are any of them now on your wishlist?

Friday, February 19, 2016

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette Review & Swatches

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette Review & Swatches
Friday, February 19, 2016
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BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette Review & Swatches

Yes the Carli Bybel palette is finally mine! After watching alot of YouTube videos and drooling over this palette it is finally in my hands and i couldn't be happier. What made it even better was BH Cosmetics had it on sale so it only cost me £8! Can you believe it?! I ordered this directly from the BH website and no i didn't get any custom charges. As long as your order is below $30 you won't be charged customs. The postage was around £6 so it was a total steal. 

Not only is this gorgeous to stare it, it was incredible to swatch. I lightly swatched each shade and couldn't believe the pigmentation. The highlight shades and shimmer eye shadows are amazing. The only thing i can pick on is the matte shades. Yes they are pretty but they feel a little patchy when i swatched them. They weren't as pigmented as the highlighting and shimmer shades but they are still workable. 

The first three highlight shades (L-R) i will definitely use as a highlight but the last shade is too dark for my pale skin so i will get alot of use out of it as an eyeshadow shade. I do love the range of highlight shades and can see myself using them alot. The shadows are definitely warm tones which is me down to a tea. It is barely ever i wear cool tones as they just don't suit me. 90% of the time i will have some sort of gold/bronze eye. I will be using this palette until there is literally nothing left!

Highlight Shades 

Carli Bybel Palette Swatches

Top Row Shadows

Second Row Shadows

Carli Bybel Palette Swatches

As you can see these shades are gorgeous! I am so happy i got my hands on this.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

How To Take Good Quality Blog Photo's on Your Phone | Blog Photography on Your Iphone | Blog Tips

How To Take Good Quality Blog Photo's on Your Phone | Blog Photography on Your Iphone | Blog Tips
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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Blog Tips, Blog Photography Tips, How To Take Blog Photo's, Photography

Photography App on your phone

Photography App on your phone

Affording a camera is not an option for everyone. I have been using my Iphone to take my blog photos for the last 18 months. When i revealed this i had alot of comments saying they thought i was using a camera and how do i get my pictures like i do with a phone. A few people have asked what i did so i thought i would put it into a post for you all. My partner got me a camera for Christmas but before that i haven't been able to afford one with being off work sick for nearly 2 years now. Especially when you are just starting out blogging you don't want to pay out for a camera straight away and you honestly don't need to!

Using your phone for photography can be hit and miss but it all comes down to what you use and how you do it. Yes some of my pictures weren't the best but i am very proud of most of them. 

Here are some examples of photos i have taken using my Iphone 5s

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Review

Top 5 Mascara's For Short Lashes

What's in my Makeup Bag

MAC Lipstick Collection and Swatches

I am really happy with how all of the above pictures turned out. I am not one for really editing my pictures either. Here is everything i did or used to take my blog photos on my phone.

Obviously your phone, i have been using my Iphone 5s which has a 8 megapixel camera. Secondly i got myself a small tripod. This cost me around £4 off ebay! You definitely don't need to break the bank. If you want to buy the Tripod i got off ebay you can by it here. Blog props are something some people like and some people don't. Personally i like the odd prop but not loads in one picture. My blog photos are either on a white background or a wooden floor background. If you are taking photos with your phone definitely use simple backgrounds rather than taking them on bedding and fussy backgrounds.

In my house we have no white surfaces anywhere! They are all cream or off white which doesn't help. So how do i do my photos with a white background? I ordered the Lack White Side Table from Ikea which costs £5! Yes £5 for a small table, it sits in the corner of my room and usually has candles on it but i remove them for photos. The postage cost about £7 but £12 in total for a table is a bargain.

Natural light all the way. I had no special lights or light boxes i simply just used natural light. I place the table near a window and work out which angle is best. Don't do it when the sun is directly in the window as it will create a yellow cast over your images. If you have a surface or even a bit of cardboard with wallpaper on take it outside and do your photos there. The more natural light the better. I do now have a small basic light box which my partner got me off amazon. This helps for those dull days so you can still take photos. 

As you can see from my photos above i haven't just done flatlays. Using your phone doesn't stop you from trying different layouts. I can take 50 photos for one post then i go through them all on my laptop and see which layout works best. I can usually try out three or four different layouts for the same post until i feel one looks right.

As i said i don't edit my photos that much. I do have a few photo editing apps on my phone and most of them are free. 
Taking Photos: I use Adobe Photoshop Express which is FREE in the app store. I was quite shocked to find this app was free. If you look on my first picture in this post i am taking the shot using this app. 
Editing Photos: When editing photos i may do them on my phone or upload them onto my laptop and then edit them. If im using my phone i will use Photo Editor-Axiem Systems. If i am doing it on my laptop i either use BeFunky or PicMonkey both of which are free.

When editing photos all i do is adjust the brightness and highlight and then maybe the shadows. That is it. I don't play around with the contrast as this can make your photos look fake and over edited. 

That is everything i do to take my blog photos on my phone. It really is simple. Sorry for the long post but i really wanted to do a really detailed post to make sure i put everything in it to get the best out of your phone photos. 

New Release: Make Up Forever Pro Sculpting 3 in 1 Brow Pen Review*

New Release: Make Up Forever Pro Sculpting 3 in 1 Brow Pen Review*

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Make Up Forever 3 in 1 Brow Pen

Make Up Forever 3 in 1 Brow Pen

Who doesn't love a new release? Especially from Make Up Forever! Lately my brows have become a little untamed shall we say. Depending on what i am doing or where i am going i will use different brow products. When i was offered the opportunity to try out the Make Up Forever Pro Sculpting 3 in 1 Brow Pen which is one of Make Up Forever's latest releases i was super excited. As soon as i saw the 3 in 1 Brow Pen i knew i would love it. The packaging is sleek and simple which makes it perfect for putting in your makeup bag especially if you are travelling.

Step One
The first part of the pen is the spooley which is the perfect size to brush through your untamed brows to neaten them up. I have found since using a spooley it has helped create the shape of my brows. The spooley is quite firm which helps bring all your hairs back together and keeps them in place. 

Step Two
Now we move onto the pen applicator. It is a angled shaped pencil which fits perfectly into the shape of your brows. You can use simple light strokes to create a subtle natural look or you can be a little heavier with it and add more shape. It has a twistable top to get the desired amount of pencil. 

Step Three
The all important highlight! Who doesn't love a pretty highlight. The highlighter part of this pen really had me intrigued. You pull it out of the pen and it is a small sponge applicator, something i haven't seen on a brow product before. It is a powder highlight with a slight shimmer which is perfect for on the brows. When you push the sponge back into the pen it picks up more powder. 

Make Up Forever Pro Sculpting 3 in 1 Brow Pen Dark Brown

Make Up Forever Pro Sculpting 3 in 1 Brow Pen Highlighter

For me this is the perfect brow tool. I love how it has a brush, pencil and highlighter all in one. It can create different looks depending on how much pressure you put on to the pencil. I am really impressed with the latest release. As you can see from my before and after photos it has filled in my brows well, i like quite a strong brow but you can also create a softer look but not applying as much pressure. 
Make Up Forever have also released the Make Up Forever Pro Sculpting Face Palette which includes a matte highlight, a contour shade, a shimmer highlight and a blush. It also comes in 4 different shades to fit all skin types. Lastly they have released the Make Up Forever Pro Sculpting Lip Pen which includes a matte shade and a shimmer shade, this is available in 4 shades.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream + Joyful Hand & Body Cream*

Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream + Joyful Hand & Body Cream*
Monday, February 15, 2016
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Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream

Antipodes Joyful Hand & Body Cream

Skincare is something i never used to care much about. I know its shocking but its true. I used to moisturise and that was about it. Now i can't get enough of new skincare. I exfoliate, moisturise day & night, tone, use serums and more! My skin has definitely improved but my skin definitely tells me if certain products don't agree. Antipodes is a brand i first used last year, the main reason i love this brand is that it is a natural/organic range. 

One product i am loving is the Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream which is just amazing. The ingridients include 100% pure avocado oil, manuka honey, marigold flower and sandalwood. The Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream is designed to improve and heal skin as it is full of Vitamins E, A, B1, B2, C and D. I have been using this for two weeks now and i have already noticed how much healthier my skin is looking. Since the weather has become colder my skin became dull and dry, even though it is super oily usually. Since using this night cream i have healthy skin and the dullness is nowhere to be seen! 

I have also been using the Antipodes Joyful Hand & Body Cream which i have fallen in love with. Can we just take a moment to stare at this beautiful packaging? I cannot get enough of this pink metallic packaging. The tube is massive compared to others as you get a huge 120ml! The scent is gorgeous, the cream ingridients include Avocado oil, Wild Blackcurrant Berry and Hibiscus Flow which create such a lovely summer berry scent. I have been using this as a hand cream daily as my hands have become really dry. Just after one use my skin is feeling refreshed and the dryness has gone! I keep this in my handbag as it is perfect to travel with in this squeezy tube. 

Have you tried anything from the Avocado Oil Range?

Friday, February 12, 2016

My Makeup Geek Eye Shadows Review & Swatches

My Makeup Geek Eye Shadows Review & Swatches
Friday, February 12, 2016
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Make Up Geek Eye Shadows

Make Up Geek Eye Shadows

I did it! I finally jumped on the bandwagon and ordered some Makeup Geek Eye Shadows. I am happy to say i am glad i did. For my first order i tried not to go over board and only ordered six. Since writing this post i have ordered a few more. I will be ordering again next week and i will then do an updated post. I am wanting to fill my Z Palette but i want quite a range of shades rather than it just looking all one colour. I got mine from Beauty Bay and they retail from £4.95-£7.95.

The formula of these shadows is just unreal, they are like nothing i have ever used before. When i swatched my first shade i couldn't believe how creamy it was. They literally feel like a buttery dream and the pigmentation is on another level. I do prefer matte eye looks but now and again i love a shimmery lid. Sometimes you need a bit of glitter, right?! Lets get down to the nitty gritty, which shades did i pick up you ask?

Beaches & Cream | This shade is perfect all over the lid or to start off as a transition shade. It is the perfect basic cream shade to create any look.

Purely Naked | I knew i had to get my hands on this shade. I had googled swatches and just knew this would make the perfect transition shade. It also looks gorgeous applied all over the lid for those "no makeup, makeup" days. 

Cocoa Bear | One of the most raved about shades! If im honest, yes it is a lovely shade but for someone who is pretty pale it can show up a little dark on me. I think i will use this now and again if i really want to darken up the outer corners of my crease but that's about it. 

Frappe | I couldn't decide between Frappe and Latte as they are quite similar shades and i knew i didn't need both. Frappe is a warm toned medium brown. It has the slightest and i mean slightest reddish tint. It is perfect to use as a crease shade. 

Cosmopolitan | My first shimmery shade! This is just a stunning everyday wear type of shade. I love to put this all over the lid. It is a gold peachy pink which is perfect for any girly girl!

Unexpected | Another shade i knew i had to have. I actually don't own many purple kind of shades. When i saw swatches i knew it would be one i would wear alot. Again this works all over the lid or just as a crease/transition shade depending on what eye look you are creating. 

Makeup Geek Swatches Beaches and Cream, Purely Naked, Frappe, Cocoa Bear, Unexpected, Cosmopolitan

Makeup Geek Swatches Beaches and Cream, Purely Naked, Frappe, Cocoa Bear, Unexpected, Cosmopolitan

Do you have any MUG Shadows?

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