Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Review: Topshop Eyeshadow....

If you follow me on Twitter then you may have seen me asking around for a metallic deep red eyeshadow. I got some great recommendations and in the end went with the Topshop eyeshadow in Explorer, a stunning deep red almost purple metallic shade, this shade is beautiful and a shade I have not seen elsewhere.
 
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This shade is a gorgeous matte shade with a metallic sheen, it applies well and lasts a good length of time, especially when applied with a little water as it goes super metallic and creates more of a dramatic look. This shadow would look perfect with gold and particularly suit brown and blue eyes. The colour looks exactly like it does within the packaging when applied on the lid, as I find some shadows can be quite different but luckily you get what you see with this product. The pigmentation is just as you would want from an eyeshadow, a deep intense colour that doesn't need a lot of application to get the pigment to show.

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I am going to be using this shade in a Youtube video so you can see the look on my channel, link to my channel is on my homepage.

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Have you ever tried this eyeshadow or any other makeup from Topshop?
 
A xx
 

Monday, 25 May 2015

Review: Real Techniques Sculpting Brush Set

Now who wants to see some gorgeous makeup brushes?! Urm yes please!!! Look at these beautiful makeup brushes from Real Techniques, the Sculpting Set has been on my mind for a while and saw these on offer in Superdrug for only £13.99 instead of £20.99.
This set has three brushes, a fan brush, a sculpting brush and finally a setting brush which all have gorgeous pink metallic finished handles.
 
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The fan brush is a brush that people may look at and think what in the world is that?! This brush was quite new to me a few months ago but when I saw some Youtube gurus using it I realised how vital it was in a makeup set. This brush is perfect for highlighting which is what I use this beauty for, the soft brush grabs hold of my highlighting and with gentle soft strokes it creates the perfect highlight on my cheekbones. The brush is easy to use and applies product perfectly onto the face creating a natural yet gorgeous effect.

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The sculpting brush is a thick sturdy angled brush rather then some flimsy ones that I have come across. The brush has soft bristles that is created to perfectly create that Kim Kardashian contoured look, it is great for the hollows of your cheek as the brush sculpts your cheekbone but I have heard some people say the brush is too dense for powder products but I have not found it an issue and have actually loved it with my bronzer and can imagine it would be great for a cream contour.

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The setting brush is a soft small shaped brush that I use for setting my powder around my face and can imagine it being versatile to use with other products such as a contour product or concealer brush. The brush is so soft that it glides along the face easily and when used with my setting powder creates a perfect finish picking up the product with no fuss.
 
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Overall I am really impressed with these and think they are the best Real Technique brushes I have tried, have you tried these or any others from the range?
 
A xx
 

Friday, 22 May 2015

OOTD: Sequin Sparkle

I have loved these sequin trousers but not worn them for years! How crazy is that?! So I dragged them out of my wardrobe, teamed with a simple H&M vest and denim shirt.
 

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Trousers: H&M
Vest: H&M
Denim Shirt: H&M
Shoes: Matalan
Necklace: Primark
Sunglasses: Next
 
How do you style sequins?
 
A x

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Ebay Finds #24

 
 
Spring/Summer Ebay finds.
 
 
 
 
£5.99
 
 
 
£2.99
 
 
 
£22.99
 
 
 
£1.99
 
Which is your favourite?
 
A xx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Review: Boots Botanics 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution

I adore Micellar water and have tried many brands, one I picked up on the whim was the Boots Botanics Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution which you can purchase from Boots for £2.99, but hurry to boots.com as they have an offer on here.
 
The thing I love about Micellar water is it feels like you are literally taking your makeup off with water where there are no nasty hidden ingredients that our skin will love. This 3 in 1 cleansing solution is gorgeous, it melts my makeup away and makes my face feel so clean and refreshed. The solution is fragrance, alcohol and soap free which is great as these are not what our skin wants.
 
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Boots Botanics range have bought out this range with the Royal Botanic Gardens as they believe flowers have an important role in making us have the skin care we all want and need which they state proves to work.
 
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This Micellar water contains Hibiscus, which is said to be natures brightness booster, and a mild exfoliator due to its natural AHAs. This gentle flower plays a role in enabling this product to help our skin feel smooth, toned and brighter. The product is easy to use, you barely need anything on a cotton pad to wipe away your makeup as a little goes a long way, and what I love is how pure the formula is, my skin feels better for using it, as with some products I still feel my skin isn't clean, but this instantly makes my skin feel refreshed and ready for bed. I would highly recommend this product and would be one I repurchase in the future, it even made my April favourites.


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Have you tried this range?
 
A xx


Sunday, 10 May 2015

OOTD: Office Style

I have been struggling for work wear especially now with baby bump so wanted something that would work for not only work but general wear and of course something suitable for work as trousers seem to bug me at the moment!
 

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This dress is from Topshop Maternity, but is also available in the "normal" range.
 
Dress: Topshop
Shoes: Matalan
Sunglasses: Next
 
What styles would you recommend?
 
A xx
 

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Review: Kylie Jenner Lipstick- MAC Lipstick Velvet Teddy

I am seriously late on this bandwagon! I had collected enough empties to get the Back To Mac where you exchange 6 empties for a free lipstick, can not go wrong with that now can we! So I picked the Velvet Teddy that Kylie Jenner famously uses to create her lip look.
It is a matte lipstick with a brown/orange nude tone. I feel this would suit any skin tone, it is truly gorgeous and can see why people adore this lipstick. I find the MAC matte finish lasts hours and does not need a lot of reapplying, this isn't particularly dry which is rare with the MAC matte finish. I team this lipstick with a gold smokey eye and for the day a more natural brown smokey look which compliments this shade, any eye shadow would go with this colour, it is so versatile.
 
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 Have you tried this lipstick?
 
A xx