Tuesday, 30 April 2013

April Faves!

Hello lovelies :) sorry I haven't posted in a while, been so busy with work and revision. Anyway I thought I'd post about some bits that I've been loving!

-Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo
This is probably the best shampoo I've ever used! It smells so good and leaves my hair clean, soft, and strong. It's great if you get a dry or flaky scalp because of the honey.

-Boots tea tree witch hazel toner
I've been loving toning with this after cleansing. It's great to prevent shine and keeps spots at bay!

-Olay essentials SPF 15 day fluid normal/oily
I wanted a new light moisturiser to protect against the sun and this ticks all the boxes! It is super light, absorbs instantly and smells lovely.

-Soap and Glory shea butter hand scrub
This is a great scrub for hands and feet! It smells amazing and contains skin softening sea salts and sugar with grapeseed, shea and almond oil. It leaves you super smooth and soft.

-Sleek palette in au naturel 601
I've been loving this neutrals eyeshadow palette. I usually don't wear eyeshadow, but these colours are very wearable and easy to use.

-Hair Bun Dohnut
This is a really easy way of creating a perfect big sleek bun and I've been using it a lot lately!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Foundations for Combo-Oily Skin

Foundations I've tried (combo-oily skin) 

I don’t wear liquid foundation every day, I usually wear powder and a bit of concealer if I need it (Rimmel stay matte powder or Mac studio fix powder and Collection concealer). If I’m going out for a special occasion, these are some of the foundations I have tried and mini reviews on each one. I wouldn't recommend these if you have dry skin. 

Mac Pro longwear: £24.00
This is a very long wearing foundation with an SPF of 10. I am in the shade NC30 in Mac. The finish of this is a beautiful satin finish. (somewhere in between dewy and matte). It really does stay on all day and is quite runny in consistency but throughout the day it can start to feel a little heavy. It does an okay job at controlling oil and the coverage is medium and buildable. 
Apologies for the pump covered in the foundation!

Mac Studio fix fluid: £20.50
This has an SPF of 15 and can cause a little flashback in photos.  It is quite thick in consistency and gives an absolutely flawless soft focused, matte finish but throughout the day I find that it oxidizes and cakes into pores which I don’t like. It is good at controlling oil, but doesn't stay fresh looking.

Estee Lauder Double wear: £27.50
This is also very long wearing and has an SPF of 10. The finish is semi-matte, full coverage, and it controls oil. The shade that I was matched with was slightly grey and I prefer the more yellow based foundations like the Mac ones but it wasn't too bad. What I don’t like about this foundation is that it accentuates my pores! 

Rimmel Stay Matte: £5.99
This is a great cheaper alternative if you have oily skin. It has a matte finish which is medium and buildable. It makes you look really flawless and the consistency is not too heavy. It feels fresh to wear, not heavy. The only downside about this is it doesn't last too long on the skin. Otherwise it’s a fantastic foundation for the price! 

Revlon Colorstay (oily-combo): £12.49
Saving the best till last, this is my favorite. It has an SPF of 6 so it looks great in photos. It is thinner in consistency to the mac ones so it doesn't feel as heavy on the skin. It stays on all day and controls oil well. It gives a matte finish which is medium to full coverage. It is also the best one I've found for minimizing the look of pores! 

Friday, 12 April 2013

What's on my wishlist?

Printed trousers - New look £22.00
How to look the best at everything - Benefit £25.50
Guess Sunglasses - Tkmaxx £24.99
Mac lipstick in coral bliss £14.00

Sunday, 7 April 2013

MUA lipsticks review + swatches

The MUA lipsticks are quite similar to the NYX round lipsticks which are fairly difficult to get in the UK. The MUA lipsticks are available in superdrug and when I saw that they were only £1, yes only a pound each!, you really can not go wrong! I picked up 3 shades that I liked in the numbers 7, 11, and 12.

Shade 7 is a coraly pink shade with a satin finish. Shade 11 is a my lips but better shade like a brownish pink with a fairly matte finish. Shade 12 is a fuscia pink shade which I actually will probably never wear because it's glittery which I didn't notice in the store but very pretty non-the-less.

They are very pigmented and the colour at the bottom of the lipsticks is the exact same shade as the lipsticks themselves because you can actually take the bottoms off and use them as a lipstick balm type thing which I found cool! They last a fairly long time on the lips too so they are very good quality considering they are only a pound each!

(Left to right) 7, 11, 12

(Left to right) 7, 11, 12

(Left to right) 7, 11, 12 The shading in this picture are very true to the colour of the lipsticks.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

25 Random questions tag!

Question 1: Do you have any pets ? Nope, my mum doesn't like pets but I would love a German Shepard in the future! 
Question 2: Name three things that are physically close to you: My iphone, a mug of tea, and a book that I should be reading for uni.
Question 3: What's the weather like right now ? It's sunny but it's only around 5 degrees!
Questions 4: Do you drive ? If so, have you crashed? Yes I do drive and I'm a crazy driver but fortunately I have not crashed yet and hopefully I won't *TOUCHWOOD* 
Question 5: What time did you wake up this morning ? I'm off uni for easter so I've been waking up rather late! Today I woke up at 11am.
Question 6: When was the last time you showered ? This morning, although I do prefer evening showers.
Question 7: What was the last movie that you saw ? The last movie I watched was pitch perfect and it was so funny! Fat amy was my fave! 
Question 8: What does you last text message say? Have you started revision yet? xx
Question 9: What is your ringtone ? The standard iphone ring tone! I should change it to something else really :)
Question 10: Have you ever been to a different country? Yes I've been to India :) 
Question 11: Do you like sushi? I have actually never tried sushi I feel like I won't like it but this has reminded me to definitely try some! 
Question 12: Where do you buy your groceries? ASDA!
13: Have you ever taken any medication to help you fall asleep faster? Nope.
Question 14: How many siblings do you have ? I have a younger sister and a younger brother.
Question 15: Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? I have both, but I only use my laptop!
Question 16: How old will you be turning on your next birthday? I'll be 22 :) 
Question 17: Do you wear contacts or glasses ? Neither.
Question 18: Do you colour your hair ? Nope! But I want to get brown highlights in the future.
Question 19: Tell me something you are planning to do today: I really need to be doing some revision!
Question 20: When was the last time you cried? I can't actually remember :0 
Question 21: What is your perfect pizza topping? probably chicken supreme but I recently had a fajita topping pizza and it was so nice!
Question 22: Which do you prefer, hamburger or cheeseburger ? I don't eat beef hmm neither!
Question 23: Have you ever had an all-nighter ? Yes 
Question 24: What is your eye colour ? Brown :)
Question 25: Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke? Yes definitely! 

I Tag EVERYONE :) xx

Review: Palmers cocoa butter skin therapy oil

I've been using this oil to moisturise my body after the shower for almost 3 months now. It soaks into the skin quickly and is very moisturising. It smells like chocolate which is yummy but fortunately it doesn't linger which is good otherwise it would get a bit overpowering.

I've found that it has helped in evening out skin tone but I haven't yet noticed any improvement on stretch marks but I only use this once a day instead of the recommended times so I will continue to use it and see. It makes my skin soft and glowy and the pump is really handy so it's less messy to use. It lasts a really long time in 3 months I'm just under half way through it! I really recommend! :)

Excuse the sticker coming off the oil causes it to lose it's stick!