Cover me up

Don’t you hate it when you wake up and you have dark circles through lack of sleep or that unwanted spot that just lands on your face. I know there are worst things in life, but it’ll make you feel so much more confident if you can conceal them.

So I’ve come up with 4 concealers that are very much raved about and I also have some tips to help

COLLECTION LASTING PERFECTION CONCEALER

At £4.19 this is the cheapest one I’m going to mention. You can find it at Boots and Superdrug It really does help conceal the dark circles and definitely helped cover redness but not my spots. Not to say it won’t help yours. It comes in a range of shades too.

REVOLUTION CONCEAL AND DEFINE CONCEALER

This one is a dupe for another one I’m going to mention that’s a bit pricey, this one is a fraction of the price at £5 from either Superdrug or Beauty Bay. It gives a full coverage which I like. You can get these in two different sizes as well if you tend to use a lot of concealer.

L’ORÉAL INFAILLABLE MORE THAN CONCEALER

This one is new out and I’ve been using it for about a month and I don’t have any intention of switching back. It has concealed my dark circles, my troublesome spots and any redness I get. It is £9.99 but I’d rather spend a tiny bit more to get a good result and fingers crossed it’ll last a few months.

TARTE SHAPE TAPE

At a steep £23. 00 the Tarte Shape Tape concealer does all the revolution concealer does but with a brand which all products come with a hefty price tag. I believe you can only get Tarte from America so people are selling them for £31.00 on Ebay. You’re silly if you wanna spend that and you don’t even know if it’s a knock off.

Those colour correction sets that come with all those different colours in them have uses for different skin complaints so I’ve found this down below that explains which colour helps what.

Also here is the places to apply your concealer to get the best results.

I also put a stripe down my nose only because I find if I don’t my foundation rubs off.

I hope you found this post informative and let me know if you have tried any others I haven’t named and you think they are worth a try.

Look into my eyes

I’ve used the title of this blog for a few reasons.

One – It’s the lyrics that start off my favourite song. Everything i do by Bryan Adams.

Two – I have two tone eyes. It’s only developed over the last few years. It’s what makes me different.

Three – I’ve done a little simple eye look i wanted to show you.

I used my freebie from the glamour beauty club the Givenchy mini noir couture volume mascara and then my Mac fluidline gel liner.

It separates all the lashes and adds the prefect amount of volume as you can see.

I have always worn black liner on my fluidline. I guess it’s my signature look.

Then i used the Maybelline eye studio diamond glow eyeshadow quad. I picked the pinky lilac shade (Second one in).

I’m not that adventurous with eyeshadow always keep it quite simple. This was £1.99 from fragrance direct so it was an absolute bargain.

I may one day put some YouTube tutorials on and follow them and maybe surprise myself.

GLAMOUR BEAUTY CLUB – BEAUTY PRODUCT REVIEWS

About 6 months ago i had no idea about the glamour beauty club. I saw it on one of my blogger friends instagram and thought I’d probably get rejected from applying because i had only 500 followers on there.

Never think that way because i have been sent about 5 or 6 things so far from the glamour beauty club such as

  • Hawaiian aftersun
  • Wilkinsons sword shaver
  • Givenchy mini mascara and tester perfume
  • L’ocitane face oil
  • Maybelline lipstick

As you can see they send high end as well as drug store brands too.

The best thing about it is these things you get sent aren’t even out in the shops or online yet so you are chosen to try and give your opinion on the product.

If you are interested in this then don’t hesitate in being part of the gang.

Heres where to click you will thank me.

Glamour Beauty Club Website

Enjoy your beauty bits and if you reply to the email with your thoughts too it’ll let them know you still want to receive products from them in the future.

CURRENTLY LOVING – MY JUNE FAVOURITES

Its been a beautiful June, with the sunshine as an added extra. Heres hoping it lasts all summer long. Let’s be honest it’s England, the rain will probably be back next week.

Anyways here are some Favourites I have been loving this month and has put a big smiley on my face at some point or another.

SONG – BACK TO YOU BY SELENA GOMEZ

I absolutely adore this song at the moment, sometimes I can’t help pressing the repeat button. It has a really catchy tune and it actually was in last months playlist too. Selena Gomez you talented chick.

FOOD – GOLD BARS

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You know when you don’t fancy a huge chocolate bar but just enough to curb your sugar craving for a little bit. A gold bar is the one you need. They are £1 for 8 I think. I think this as a ice cream or milkshake would be really delicious.

CHEESE AND BROCCOLI PASTA

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These are new out in the supermarket and very popular by the looks of it. Can only usually manage to get 2 or 3 a week. I would totally bulk buy if I could. they are yummy and fill me up of a lunchtime. Mums a fan of them too.

MAKEUP PRODUCT -MAX FACTOR FACEFINITY

After going through half a dozen different foundations I have finally found ‘THE ONE’. After all my wasted pounds. The shade is just perfect, the consistency of it is just thick enough and the added bonus is I don’t need to add any concealer as its a 3 in 1. It Primes, conceals and covers. It is worth the £12.99 I paid. If you want to see the ones I didn’t get on with here is my Foundation fails

FILM – MAN IN THE MOON

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If you are a fan of Reese Witherspoon you’ll love this film, and if you love a good tear jerker too you’ll love it. I watched THE MAN IN THE MOON first of all on YouTube and thought it was brilliant. Luckily I found it in our region on Amazon for £7. Always make sure that you select the right region when they are not in your native tongue. Region 1 for USA and Region 2 for UK (me).

FAVOURITE BLOGGERS

I have so many bloggers that i follow and love but i can only fit two in here otherwise i could write for days about each and every one.

KUMBA of KUMBEAR

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I have been following Kumba for a while now. I think she’s such a talented woman, who writes and talks with such passion, has a warm heart and she definitely owns those curls.

Here are her social links if you wish to follow Kumba.

www.kumbearxo.comINSTAGRAM

TWITTER

RHIANN from MY BRAIN LESION AND ME

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Ever since I have been ill I have had Rhiann in my life. She too is unlucky with her health but doesn’t let it stop her from writing on her blog, reading books and going on a few cruises. I am glad the internet has brought us together as friends. We plan to meet one day when both our health problems are cooperating and sod off just for one day.

Here are her social links if you wish to follow Rhiann.

www.brainlesionandme.com

INSTAGRAM

TWITTER

QUOTE

Those people who make you happy when you are around them are your sunshine. They are the ones that you want to spend time with and the ones who make your day.

There you have it….chapter 6 of 12…roll on a new month and more things to fall in love with.

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time…

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Foundation Fails

I know I’m not on my own in this.

Trying to find the ‘Perfect’ foundation. The one that’s going to look like your 2nd skin and hide any impurities. Well, I went on the hunt about 4 months ago and here are the ones that have been complete foundation failures for me. They are all the same shade may I add which is Ivory…cos I’m super pale.

true match

I started using True Match quite a few years ago. I didn’t have the best coverage with it. The colour was rather pinky and didn’t stay put all day. Nothing is worse than having to reapply. So I decided to add one to mix together…

I thought if I blended Revlon Colorstay with the True Match then maybe it would be more my colour. I’d say it was better than just on its own but left my skin quite dry in my T zone. So I hunted on some more.

Knowing that the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer was absolutely amazing I thought the foundation would be too. Got the Palest one and I looked like an Oompa Loompa. What a waste of money that was. I did get him off the internet so I couldn’t swatch him on my skin beforehand.

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The next one I looked for I wanted it to be high coverage as I have some acne scarring from my childhood. I had seen rave reviews about Infallible Total Cover so out came the purse. It was too thick,  like you had put cement on your face and didn’t feel natural. He’s still sitting in my drawer having a think of what he’d done to my face.

make up revolution concealer

Lastly is the Revolution Foundation Stick. I really wanted to love this. It was relatively cheap compared to the others. You didn’t need much on as it went s long way. Had it on for about 4 hours great. Any longer and it left my face shiny and almost melting off my face and definitely not kiss proof, tried and tested. More on his face than my lips.

I have found one that I’m absolutely loving and is definitely a keeper. I will be featuring it in my Monthly Favourites post in a few days so keep an eye out for it.

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time…

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Top picks inside my make up bag

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I won’t forget the day I put my make up bag in Debenhams toilet by the hand basin, only to touch up my lippy and concealer, and walked out and totally forgot to pick it up. Went back and it was gone…jammy sods. I reckon there was about 70 pounds worth and there was a lot of makeup in the bag…we are going back maybe 8 years ago. I was gutted. Now I only take these essentials out if needed from this beautiful makeup bag. Which if I may add, was from Primark for a fiver. Yes, 5 pounds. it looks much more expensive I think.

Ok, so I will take it from left to right in the picture above

make up revolution concealer REVOLUTION FOUNDATION STICK

At the moment I have been using this foundation stick which I think is really good for your purse it’s one of the cheapest you can find in Superdrug at £5 they come in a range of shades and you really don’t need to plaster yourself in it as it gives great coverage.

I will be doing a foundation post in a few weeks and this one will be featured in it too so keep your eyes peeled

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BENEFIT HIGH BEAM HIGHLIGHTER

Not one to go super silly with a gurt shiny face I chose a mini from the Benefit website, just to try it out. It comes with a tiny brush type applicator which is great because you can apply and much or as little as you like. It’s perfect…and it’ll fit in any size bag no matter how small it is. This was £10.50 and I believe the full-size one is £22.

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CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK

There are days when I really don’t want to draw attention to my lips and that’s when the chubby stick comes in handy. Just adding a little bit of colour and moisture to them. Clinique are selling these at £11.99 for 1 and £35.00 for a trio. In my outlet store, the trio was £24.99. I didn’t pay it was a gift from my Mum. This pink shade is called Woppin Watermelon. I always love it when a lippy has a funky name to it.

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REVOLUTION CONCEAL AND DEFINE

I am always on the lookout for a concealer that is going to hide my dark circles and cover up any blemishes and redness on my face. For a small price of £4 I really am impressed with it, I got the palest shade possible which I think is C1 and seems to be the popular shade as its always in and out of stock. The only disappointment is that it ran out too quickly for my liking. I’ll go a bit more gingerly with it next time. This is exclusive to Superdrug or the Revolution website.

hoola bronzer mini

BENEFIT HOOLA BRONZER

If you are a makeup fan you will definitely heard of Hoola by Benefit. Used with the correct brushes you can use it for either bronzing your whole face or contouring your cheeks etc. At the moment I am sweeping a bit of it all over my face as I am gradually getting a tan on my body so my face really needs to match. A mini Hoola retails at £10.63 and a full size is £20.83. as I don’t go too heavy on my make up the mini is ample enough for me.

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MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL WATERPROOF MASCARA

This is one thing I do shop about to try and find the one that gives my lashes the desired effect, I am always being commented on my eye colour (green) so I figure that’s my best feature and to make the best of it, so I like framing them with this lovely mascara. It doesn’t clump the lashes which is always an added bonus. I picked the waterproof one because i am either crying with laughter, crying at something sad on the tv or my eyes are watering from the sun. At £8.99 I think it beats some of the more expensive ones out there I have tried. in the past.

Its always best to nosey around and see what you can get for the best price and think do you really need the big one or could you do with a mini.

There you have it my 6 favourites make up products that I use at the moment, as you know with new ranges being brought out all the time this could all change in the months to come but for now, I am loving these.

Do you have a favourite product you can’t go anywhere without?

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time

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Clinique Chubby Sticks

I actually went out yesterday shopping what felt like the first time in forever. I guess because we have such luxuries as online shopping the high street sometimes gets neglected.

So we happened to stumble into this makeup store and I was only nosing and didn’t intend on buying anything as I am a bit like miss money penny I look after my money usually and only spend if I really do need it….or need cheering up.

well, these just jumped off the shelf and straight into my hands.

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They are Clinique chubby sticks I was completely sold when I saw the shades being a total pinkaholic it was a 4 gone conclusion they were coming home with me.

It was my first thing I had ever had from Clinique apart from the odd freebie in a magazine. It was in an Outlet store so the price was £24 instead of £35 so it worked out £8 pounds a chubby stick so, to be honest, it wasn’t that bad for the purse. Plus it’s not as if I buy high-end products all the time.

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  • So you have 05 Plushest Punch which is an intense colour and is inbetween a pink and a red
  • Then 06 Woppin’ Watermelon which is a toned down pink so you have some colour but not too in your face.
  • Finally 03 Budding Blossom which is more of a pink shine so for those days when you just want a tiny moisture and pinkiness

I am really impressed with them and can’t wait to wear them more.

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Just remember this – Never come between a girl and her lipstick.

Hope you are all having a fab weekend so far. Thanks for stopping by 💋

Til next time…

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