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Friday, 29 April 2016

Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks // Vampy Reds in Spring/Summer Time?!


Ok, (1) I know I'm waay late to the party on this brand and (2) I know, I know, we're coming in to spring/summer and the vampy reds should be put away, but what can I say, I'm "literally" a vampy moment with these Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks.

Now when I say I'm "literally" having a vampy moment, I don't mean I've suddenly spouted fangs and glitter in the sunlight (although Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire, yum!)...I mean the shades I've picked up are not only vampy because of their colour, but their names. When I read the names of these 2, I just knew they would be comin home to mama!
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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Sephora Collection // Pearl Eye Mask ... A Product That Really Works!


I love a good sheet mask, whether it be for the face, the eyes, wherever - they are just the easiest masks EVER!  Which makes them perfect for us lazy galls that just can't be bothered to go clean our faces after we put a mask on - all you have to do is peel it off and just massage in the excess product thats left over on the skin! Easy peasy!

I picked up the Sephora Collection Pearl Eye Mask in my recent Sephora Haul (you can see that here).  I spotted it, it was like $5 (£3.69) and I though why the heck not! I love the Elemis eye masks and thought, on a whim, that I would give this one a go to see how it compares - well I tried this out last night and today I'm full on raving from the roof tops about it! I freakin love this eye mask!!!!

This is a perfecting and brightening fibre/cotton eye mask, enriched with natural origin white pearl.  On the packaging it says it evens out eye contour skin, helps minimise irregularities and illuminates the skin for more beautiful eyes for a look that is uniform, fresher and radiant.  You put them on, peel off after 15 minutes (although I left mine on for more like 30 minutes - hello, I wanna milk the crap out my products and I wanna get my moneys worth!) and massage in the excess product - It even says on the packaging "IT WORKS!". Well, I completely, totally and 100% agree!!!! Don't you just love it when you find a product that actually works?!

Like I said, I popped these under my eyes  and carried on about my business for about 20 - 30 minutes (I always leave sheet masks on a little longer than it says too) and when I peeled them off my under eyes felt so firm and hydrated, it was crazy! My dark circles didn't magically disappear, but my under eye area was definitely looking a lot brighter and I swear some of the fine lines under my eyes and in the outer corner were gone... even my mum noticed a difference! She's asked me to get her some the next time I make a Sephora Order!

So there you have it folks, this product seriously works! I already have like 4 of these babies in my online basket - literally just waiting for a fresh wage packet to drop in my bank account before I buy the crap out of Sephora! Do yourself a favour and pick one of these up! And for the price, these are definitely worth it!! Sephora also do several other of these eye masks...I'm tempted to pick up the Orchid one next to give that a go too!

Hope ya'll are having a great weekend! xo

PS. Like I said in my last post, I've decided to do a giveaway when I hit 500 Bloglovin followers, as a little thank you to all you beautiful people who take the time to read my blog - I think I'm going to pick a few of my favourites from Sephora to give away and this mask will definitely be included! xo  
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Saturday, 23 April 2016

The Perfect Foundation For Dry Skin?


If you're having trouble finding a foundation that doesn’t cling to the dry patches on your face, has a dewy finish, is medium coverage but doesn’t look too cakey, doesn’t irritate your skin and also helps protect against those pesky UVA/UVB rays, then look this way - I know what you're thinking, can there be such a foundation? - Well, say hello to the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Colour Correcting Full Coverage Cream + Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum (the longest name EVERR!)
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Saturday, 16 April 2016

My Sephora Wish List


I'm pretty sure I can't be the only one who loads their online baskets with things they REALLY want, but just can't hit that "PAY FOR ME RIGHT NOW" button! These things have been in my Sephora basket for probably a little over a month - I know, my heart is like just buy these things right now, they'll make you so happy, but my bank balance is telling me oh no you don't, you have zero funds for this transaction! ugh!

First up in my basket is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette (1) - hello cheek bones! I've wanted to get in to contouring for a while (I mean who wouldn't want a perfectly sculpted face?!) and this looks like a pretty great palette to start with.  I'm also digging the bananna shade to brighten and set your under eye makeup (aka. dark circle coverup)! & you can't get yourself a contour palette without picking yourself up a contour brush, like this Sephora Pro Contour Brush #79 (6) - I reckon she'd do the trick!

I'm having a bit of a Tarte moment and I'm completely head over heels lusting over their Amazonian Clay 24-Hour Blush in Exposed (2), it looks like the perfect "my cheeks always look this pretty" shade and don't even get me started on the Tartlette In Bloom Palette (3)... 12 shades of neutral hue-y beautifulness! I would use every shade in this palette, and thats rare! I've heard great things about Tarte eyeshadows!

I think Too Faced have really worked their way into the lime light recently and are having their moment!  I've heard so many people rave about their Hangover X Primer (4) and how great it makes their skin feel and, most importantly, look! Any primer that claims to take that "hungover complexion" we get get after a late one and give us that "I've had 20 hours of sleep and drank a bajillion pints of water" hydrated and youthful look - sign my up for that! Another thing from Too Faced I've got my eye on is the Mr Right - The Perfect Powder Brush (6), I saw Tati from GlamLifeGuru on Youtube using it and it just seemed like the perfect all-rounder brush for blush, powder and highlighter, also it just looks super pretty!!

The Dr Jart + Firming Sleeping Mask (7) is another Tati inspired want! She hauled this mask in a recent video and this really peeked my interests! Im not getting any younger here and feel like I need to start investing in those firming masks - I mean every little helps right?! Who wouldn't want younger firming skin when you wake up in the morning?! And if it's Tati approved, thats good enough for me!... You guys got anything thats been permanently resting in your Sephora online shopping baskets? Hope y'all are having a great weekend! xo

Ps.  How insanely good does the Doom beta look! xo
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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Lush // Million Dollar Moisturiser // My Allergic Reaction


I want to start off by saying that this isn’t going to be a post bashing this product, or Lush, in any way – I'm gutted that my skin didn’t agree with it - I just wanted to write about my experience with this product and perhaps maybe help someone out if they find themselves in the same position I did.

I said in my latest haul video that I had recently bought this, the Million Dollar Moisturiser, from Lush and said in that post that it had brought me out in a horrible allergic reaction – well this is how things went down!...
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