Posted in Beauty, favourites, hacks, make up, Personal, review

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.

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Signature beauty products

You know the make up that you wear pretty much every day, the one that feels like your second skin? The ones you buy again and again. Those that if they were to be discontinued you’d have a mini meltdown.

That’s your signature beauty products

I thought I’d empty out my make up bag and tell you about mine.

FOUNDATION

I have been using Max Factor Facefinity it’s a 3 in 1 primer, concealer and foundation all in one – light ivory to be exact cos I’m a pale peach.

CONCEALER

Not found one yet that’s done better (yes I know Tarte do one but not in my price range) than my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. My dark circles and spots are invisible underneath this.

MASCARA

I go between two. One which is the Maybelline Lash Sensational waterproof. I use these on days I know we will have rain and I may be hormonal. The other one is my Givenchy Mini Noir Couture Volume I had from the glamour beauty club. It gives wow volume I love it.

EYELINER

For a few years now this has been in my life and it stands pretty much whatever you throw at it. My Mac Pro Longwear Fluidline Gel Liner. It’s a little more pricier than one you buy from one of the brands in Boots or Superdrug but it lasts forever.

LIPSTICK

It took me forever to try find a lipstick shade that suited me and that stayed on my lips after eating/drinking and even kissing if I’m lucky. It’s only a couple of quid and it’s a Primarni special. It’s in between a brown, pink and a neutral. One I highly recommend buying.

BRONZER

I have to say over the years that Natural Collection was going in Boots nothing came close to giving my face a light bronzing than the pearls. One swirl of your brush in it and it was just enough to do your whole face without looking super caked. Sad that they have discontinued the brand but I thought ahead and got a couple. Benefits Hula bronzer is ok for contouring but I rarely do that cos I don’t have the nack of doing it.

There you have it…My faves.

What would be yours?

Thanks for reading, I’ll be back tomorrow.

Til then

Posted in Beauty, lifestyle, make up, Personal

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.

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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.

Posted in creativity, lifestyle, Personal, Positivity

Being a tiny bit productive

Those days when you don’t really want to do much but you push yourself to be a little bit productive around the house.

So you start off with a scroll through all your social media platforms and waste like half the morning getting lost in your phone.

Snacks are a must so you go into the fridge and you know you should eat the fruit but a chocolate bar is waving at you. So you do yourself a deal and eat both.

Grabbing your make up bag and pulling up a YouTube tutorial you give it your best shot and hope you don’t look like a clown.

Taking the rest of your day to really chill out and watch your favourite film or series for godness knows how long…it gives you the option to continue watching of course you’re gonna say yes.

Once you’ve done your bits and pieces to end the day like cleaning your teeth you unwind and put your headphones on and listen to your playlists of the moment.

Your lazy days don’t have to just be bed or sofa days. But please know there’s nothing wrong with that.

How do you like to spend a chill day?

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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.

loreal ivory

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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