L’Oréal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation

Bobbi Brown opened up a whole new world of foundations for me; the stick foundation! It’s official. I love them. There small, create no mess and perfect for travel. I love the convenience factor. So when L’Oréal released these little gems I couldn’t help giving them a try.   Admittedly I didn’t purchase a ‘foundation’…

Naked Vault

I’m an avid collector of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. If you don’t own them, you need to. I own the original Naked, Naked 3, Naked Heat, Naked on the Run and the Naked Ultimate Basics. (I won’t talk too much about the Naked Ultimate Basics as I did a recent post on it). Naked…

How I clean my makeup brushes

I don’t think I’m alone in saying, cleaning your make up brushes can be chore. Also it can be difficult to know the best way to do it. Alas, it touches your face practically daily and dirt and grime build up is what leads to breakouts so it has to be done. Roaming around in…

Budget Buys!

As much as I love high-end makeup, who can resist a bargain! On that note I found myself stocking up on drug store makeup and thought I would share my first impressions with you 🙂   L’Oreal Paris Glam Bronze La Terra sun powder face and body-£12 What attracted me to this initially was the…

Mositurise!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have struggled on my moisturiser journey. Then I saw a programme on the BBC which basically says it doesn’t really make a difference. Shock to the system right.But  nonetheless a good slab of moisturiser makes my skin feel less dry which makes my makeup sit better. Win!…

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

Urban Decay stand out to me because of their high quality, intense, creamy eyeshadow pigments. I have no shame in admitting I own every one of the Naked palettes and swear by them. The Naked Ultimate Basics is my most recent addition.   It contains 12 matte shades, ranging from cream to brown to dark…

Zoeva Rose Gold Complete Eye Set Volume 1

First off, I do not know how I even lived without these brushes before! That’s how much I love them! I was lucky enough to receive them as an early valentines present and it’s definitely love at first sight !   The Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set Volume 1 consists of 12 brushes: 227…

Alpha-H Liquid Gold

I love me a toner. Especially one containing the magic ingredient that is glycolic acid. Essentially what it does is remove the top dull layer to reveal a newer radiant complexion. Almost like shedding your skin! What could be better right ?!   I like to give an accurate review of a product so I…

Setting sprays :Bargain to High end

I’ve just realised I’ve hoarded quite the collection of setting sprays. Setting sprays are great for so many reasons ; setting your base, amplifying pigment and refreshing your make up. So I thought I would run through the ones I own, and how they work for me. Superdrug  Vitamin E Skin Care Hydrating Mist This…

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

I have heard so much about this mascara  but have always been a little reluctant to purchase it. I finally took the plunge when my trusty Benefit They’re Real mascara ran out.   Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara retails for £19 (£1.50 more than the Benefit offering). Cult Beauty now stock it and some department…

My Skin Care Routine

Skin care is definitely a new found love in life. The older I get, the more I realise how important it is to look after your skin. I don’t know if anyone else saw it, but there was a documentary on the BBC on all things beauty (and interestingly affordable ways to reverse the signs…

Tarte shape tape dupe!

It’s no secret that I absolutely love the Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer. It’s full coverage, super long wearing and does not crease. So when I heard there was an affordable dupe, I had to give it a try   The Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define concealer boasts 18 shades and retails for £4 .I…

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

It’s no secret that I love a dewy foundation, so the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has been on my radar to try. I finally purchased it last week.     You get 30 ml of product for £40, which is definitely on the more pricey side. It comes in a glass bottle, with a…

Masking!

I have developed somewhat of an addiction with face masks over the last 6 months and am slightly embarrassed to say I have an entire draw full of them. That being said, I think I’m in a pretty good position to share my top 3 in the face mask world! 3- Sephora face masks I’m…

Juvias Place-The Saharan 2 Palette

I’ve always gravitated towards Urban Decay where eyeshadows are concerned. Then I heard of Juvias Place-quality eyeshadow for half the price. I had to see what all the fuss was about. I purchased the Saharan 2 palette. It comes in bright holographic packaging -unique and pretty. But worth knowing there is no mirror. Nine Moroccan…

Glow in a bottle?!

With the release of Charlotte Tilbury’s new Brightening Youth Glow Primer, I thought it was high time I tried the original. The Wonder Glow Primer retails for £38.50 and claims to promote ‘skin luminosity’.     First off, the primer contains quite a generous amount of glitter so if you don’t like to sparkle, this…

2017 Makeup finds!

Slightly delayed, but I thought theres never a bad time to look back on my finds of 2017. I think its safe to say all of these have a place in my 2018 makeup stash. Foundation Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation was the surprising find in this category. I own the shade Warm Natural 4.5. Admittedly…

Brows Brows Brows

I have struggled with my not so perfect brows for months. In fact my left brow is way more sparse and thinner than my right brow. It has been the bane of my life. Then my sister told me that the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade is a game changer. Although I’d heard the hype, I always thought a…

The Perfect Primer

I think over the years I have tried pretty much every primer out there. Ok, that’s an exaggeration. But I have tried A LOT.  At the moment I’m at a no primer stage in my life. Mainly because I’ve run out and I have no idea which one to get next. It’s not often that…

My Christmas Wish List

It’s that time of year! Christmas is almost here and there’s nothing a makeup hoarder like me loves more than receiving beauty items. So, I thought I would share the gems on my beauty wish list this Christmas 🙂 Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette I’ve never owned a Huda Beauty eyeshadow palette. I’ve always thought…

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

I love a concealer. I use it to both brighten and sharpen my makeup. But most importantly its my best friend where those dark circles are concerned. The Tarte Shape Tape concealer is raved about in the beauty world so when my Mum told me she was going on holiday to California, it was first…

The Ordinary

You have to have been living under a rock if you have not heard of The Ordinary skin care brand. It is a Canadian vegan and cruelty free no frills affordable skin care brand that essentially allows you to build your own bespoke skin care routine. How can you say no to that? The Ordinary…

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette Golden Sugar 2

As much as I love a high-end product, I’m never one to say no to a bargain. Especially in the form of a palette . I recently picked up the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette Golden Sugar 2 from Superdrug and I have been obsessed with it since.     This little beauty was only…

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

My love of highlighters is not just limited to powders. I also LOVE liquid highlighters. My current favourite is the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in the shade Moonlight.     Firstly, I have no idea why their called ‘Custom Enhancer Drops’. Sure, they have a pipette but you can’t customise the finish of the…

Christmas beauty buys-Caudalie Beauty Elixir

I cannot resist the Christmas beauty minis. Especially when browsing in shops like Space NK. My local branch in Windsor has two whole tables full of Chrismassy goodness. They just seem like such good value for money and  a great way of trying a product without fully committing. This is how I ended up owning the…

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir

I’m slightly embarrassed to even be writing this post. I first purchased this face oil when it was launched on Cult Beauty and there was all that Instagram hype with everyone applying the drops to their face. I was so eager, I was even subscribed to the wait list. To be quite honest, I was…

My Beauty Diary Mexico Cactus Mask

After a long week of nights, I knew my skin was crying out for a face mask. I thought why not try out one of the wonders my sister bought me back from Hong Kong. Unfortunately all the instructions were in Chinese so I had to do a bit of my own research before utilising…

My Holy Grail Items

First off, I want to say excuse the quality of the picture. Some of these products look a bit worse for wear and that is because I’m constantly using them. I love trying new products, but there are some items that I just can’t live without. I thought now would be a good a time…

The Season of Glitter- NYX Glitter Brillants

I don’t think words can express how much I have been loving those glitter eyes right now. Not only are they so on trend for Christmas, but personally a little bit of glitter just makes me feel all gooey inside.   Another one of my favourites at the moment are the Nyx Glitter Brilliants. These…

The Season of Glitter :Stila Written in the Stars

Like many other beauty fanatics, I look forward to the Christmas season because it’s the one time of year I feel like I can go to town on the amount of glitter I put on my face. More is more. Of course, the make up brands never disappoint with their sparkling offerings. I have had…

Waves for days

I’m the first person to admit I am not a hair person. Partly because of my job, I have had a short to mid length straight do for as long as I can remember. I’ve recently attempted to grow it for my sister’s wedding and I’m quite liking it so have stuck with it. I’m possibly…

Battle of the Highlighters

Glowing cheekbones are definitely all the rage right now. In fact glowing face, collar bones, legs – I’ve seen it all. Everyone wants to get their glow on. Over the last two years I’ve hoarded more highlighters than anyone would ever need. But do the high-end brands really get their glow on better? I’ve tried and…

My top 5 lip liners

Two days ago I made the happy discovery that my local Debenhams now sells Kat Von D. Kat Von D is a tattoo artist turned make up brand who is renowned for her high quality cruely-free vegan products. She launched a line exclusively with Sephora in 2008, and has just grown into a beauty phenomenon….

Glow like RIRI

Anyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed with that glowy dewy look. Highlighters are, and will remain, my best friends. You have to have been living under a rock if you missed the release of Rihanna’s new collection Fenty beauty. Shining within that collection are the Killawatt highlighters. RiRi has been very big on promoting her…

Sephora Cream Stain Liquid lipsticks

Is it just me that gets excited about going abroad so that I can raid a Sephora?Personally, I think it’s a British failing that we don’t have that beauty mega store here in the UK. So when my twin sister told me about her honeymoon plans, naturally I asked her to pick me up a…

Face masks are life

I don’t think I’m alone in saying I love a face mask.  Theres nothing like coming home after a long week and putting on one of these wonders to invigorate your skin.  Plus, there are so many different masks on the market these days.  Personally, I don’t think you can go wrong with a korean…