Sunday, 22 March 2015

Makeup Haul (MAC, Too Faced)

I've been in a bit of a shopaholic state recently! I've been waiting for a while to get some new makeup so I thought I would share with you what I got! I brought these things from a mixture of places so I will put where exactly got it from in brackets.

  • MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in 'NW15' £25 (MAC) - I needed a new foundation as my Face & Body is almost gone and I want a much better coverage. I brought this after being advised by a MAC employee that this was good for my dry skin. I will be putting up a review on this and informing you on how good it does it's job!
  • MAC Toledo Collection Lipstick in 'Sin' £17 (MAC) - I really liked the packaging of this lipstick, I was tempted to buy some of the other lipsticks in the collection although I own similar shades. I don't have anything like Sin and I think it is a lovely Burgundy-Red that compliments me well!
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner in 'Black' £6 (BeautyBay) - My Benefit They're Real Liner is almost out so seeing as this was on offer  I thought why not. I find that liquid liners in pen form are a lot easier to use! 
  • Benefit RollerLash £19.50 (Birchbox online store) - There has been so much hype around this mascara and I can see why! Having tried a sample of this in my March Birchbox I just had to buy the whole thing. This has got to be the best mascara I have tried so far.
  • Benefit Lollibalm £14.50 (Birchbox online store)- One of my friends talked about this and said how much she like it so I really wanted to give it a go! It is a tint rather than a lipstick which would be good for days when I don't want a full blown lip. It's so cute too!
  • Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette £4 (Superdrug) - This is considered a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette which I have wanted to try although I cannot justify sending £38 on shades which I am unsure about. So I thought I would try this as its a cheaper alternative to see if I would like it. 
  • Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette £32 (Debenhams) - This was literally at the top of my wish list! The shadows in it are simply beautiful and being honest I can say there is not one shadow I don't like or won't use. I love taking it on the go with me everywhere so I can add a lovely touch to my eye makeup. It is a must have if you love a neutral eye!
Have you tried any of these products? What are your opinions? What's on your wish list? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing other peoples opinions! Thank you very much for reading this and I hope you have an amazing day! 

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner Review

Need some affordable lip liners? Rimmel does some good ones! Whilst on a recent trip to Superdrug I picked up 'Eastend Snob', 'Red Diva', 'Obsession' and 'Epic'. Each one was £3.99 and I do believe at the moment Superdrug is doing an offer where you can buy 1 and get the 2nd 1/2 price off. They are twist up liners which I prefer a lot more than the ones you sharpen although this means there is less product. One thing I would say is be cautious with the top as it seems to come off quite easily.

They are travel friendly and you can take them wherever you go for touch ups. The longevity of the product I would say is 3-4 hours for me personally. Some days I fill in my lips entirely with these lip liners rather than use lipstick as these give more of a natural look. They have great pigmentation and certainly exceeded my expectations.

                                                  From left to right; 'Obsession', 'Eastend Snob', 'Red Diva and Epic'

I think my favorite has to be 'Eastend Snob'. I find it quite similar to 'Soar' by MAC although I think 'Eastend Snob' is more wearable. If you like the 'Kylie Jenner' lip then this is the lip liner for you. It's a beautiful light mauve shade that is a great touch to an everyday face. 'Epic' seems to remind me of MAC's 'Oak' lip liner and you could wear 'Red Diva' and 'Obsession' together for a nice dark red/slightly berry lip colour!

Are these worth it? The pigmentation and price of them is enough to say yes. For £3.99 you really can't go wrong. For those of you who don't want to spend a huge amount of money on lip liners these are great and I find they are a good if not better alternative to MAC lip liners. It would be nice to see a few more colors in the product range as I believe there are 6 in the range (2 of which I haven't picked up).

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day! Let me know what you think of these lip liners and what your favorite colours are! Is there anything you would like me to review? Should you want to check them out for yourself there will be a link to the Superdrug website below!

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* I paid for these with my own money. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Monday, 9 March 2015

You Beauty Discovery March 2015

I think by now you can tell I am obsessed with subscription boxes so it comes as no surprise that this post is about one! You Beauty Discovery is a monthly subscription box which costs £6.95 per month. You get to pick two products from a shortlist each month and in addition to those products you get some extras such as chocolate, samples and other beauty products.

They feature a good range of well-known and loved brands so there is always something that is for you! Delivery is 5-7 days although my box came quicker than that!  In my opinion this box is perfect for those who want a cheaper alternative to the other subscription boxes out there or those who like to know what they will be receiving rather than having that element of surprise. The theme for this month was Best of British.

My Selection:

  • Illamasqua Lipstick in 'Sangers' (Matt finish)
I only own one other Illamasqua lipstick which funnily enough I also got from You Beauty Discovery last October. The shade of this lipstick is such an elegant red and adds a touch of sophistication! It reminds me of MAC's 'Ruby Woo' although I think 'Sangers' is a little bit darker. The price of this lipstick itself pays for the box! 

  • The Vintage Cosmetic Company Eyelash Curlers
Surprisingly I didn't own a pair of eyelash curlers before I got these ones. In my opinion the curlers are not overly amazing although they do give a good curl which is all I really need from them. Paired with mascara and you will have beautiful lashes! 

  • Nakd Bar in 'Berry Delight' 
I love it when I get food in boxes as I am constantly hungry! I like the concept behind this brand and I like that they are vegan friendly too! Although my taste buds didn't seem to like this flavor. Regardless I know they do other flavours which I am sure I will like and will surely be on the lookout to try. 

  • Dove Youthful Vitality Shampoo & Conditioner
My hair can get extremely dry so this shampoo & conditioner should be good for when my hair needs a little rejuvenation. I like that they gave us both the shampoo & conditioner as I find some companies give only the shampoo or conditioner and so its harder to get a feel of what the range is like!

I am quite pleased with this months box and I am definitely looking forward to April's selection of products! Want to check out You Beauty Discovery for yourself? There will be a link below! Once again thanks for reading and I wish you all a very happy & blessed day! Why not tell me what your thoughts are on this box or what you think of the selection this month?

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* I was not sent this box for free. I paid for the box with my own money. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Teen Parcel Review

I am so excited to be bringing this company once more to your attention.  As you may or may not know it will be International Women's Day on Sunday the 8th of March. Pink Parcel is offering an amazing opportunity in which anyone who signs up on that day will receive a free parcel! If you do not know what Pink Parcel is, it is a subscription box company that is designed for that time of the month. Each box will include tampons or towels, selection of which one is entirely up to you and in addition to that you will receive some amazing treats which include beauty products, tea and chocolate.

This subscription box is perfect for those who are forgetful in buying their essentials, those who might be shy or simply those who want to feel pampered during that stressful time. There are two types of boxes you can receive from Pink Parcel - Teen Parcel which I will be reviewing in this post and Pink Parcel  which I have previously done a review on. There will be a link for that at the bottom of this post. Let it be noted that this offer is available only to new customers. If you wish to stay subscribed to them then it will £9.99 per month. The Teen Parcel is aimed for younger girls so a lot of the products will be age appropriate. Should you feel you want slightly different products or are part of an older audience then I definitely think you should give Pink Parcel a go.

 Contents of the box:
  • Yardley  Hydrating & Enriching Body Lotion in 'Uplifting Daisy'
  • Clean & Clear Spot Control Cleanser
  • Clean & Clear Spot Control Moisturiser
  • Clean & Clear Fast Clearing Spot Treatment 
  • Binky London Nail Polish
  • Teapigs Chocolate Flake Teabag
  • Haribos Starmix Mini Pack
  • A beautiful little bracelet with a silver bow
  • A 10% discount for Binky London
  • 25 Tampons 

In regards to my opinions on this box I love that they really thought about the type of products to put in the box. As a teenager you are prone to spots due to a range of things such as stress and hormones so to have skincare that is designed to target that is always an asset. The Yardley Body Lotion is perfect for when you are not in the mood. The Binky London Nail Polish is a colour that I know many will love and one that I am quite fond of myself and a 10% discount will come in handy should I want to try any of their other products. In addition to this it was brilliant of them to include some Haribos and a Chocolate Flake Teabag. I have tried this particular teabag before and I love it so I am sure you would like it too! The little bracelet was a lovely touch and it was packaged beautifully! Lastly I am sure you can agree that the number of tampons they give is you more than enough!

Once again I would like to thank you for reading this review and I would also like to give a huge thanks to Gemma and Pink Parcel for giving me this opportunity! I hope you all have a lovely day and let me know what you think about Pink Parcel in the comments. 

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* I was sent this box for free however all opinions are honest and my own. 

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