Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Bargain Haul // First Impression

Hello darlings

Today is a bargain Tuesday post! While i was breastfeeding Isaac i was having a little nose at the Fragrance Direct website, ( i know naughtly!) i bought a few items from them last year and i was really impressed so i thought why not treat myself to a couple of things. I bought all these for £20! 'much cheapness' as my mother-in-law would say! Considering the Calvin Klein lipstick alone would be £20!
I'll start with eye products, i bought two L'Oreal powder eye shadows and one Bourjois crayon one. The two L'Oreal single shadows i've been wanting for ages, when i see these cheap websites that sell branded makeup you always expect them to have only the really bright or bold colours but no they had lots of nudes and bronzes. I got one in 'Coconut' (£1.99) which is is a brilliant pale matte base and one gorgeous copper gold in 'nude' (£1.50). The Bourjois crayon (£1.99) is a little more daring for me its purple, but i subtle purple that is very summery. I think it would be great for a softer smokey eye or just a hint of colour. 
I only bought one base item as i'm never sure with the colours, but i saw that they has Max Factors foundations (£4.51) and i'd never tried one. I was so happy when i saw they had the shade 'fair' available! An its matches me perfectly. I only tried it once yesterday. Its a sheer to medium coverage but great for the summer and for more natural looking days.  

Now lips, these were my gems! I bought both a Calvin Klein and a Elizabeth Arden lipstick! I choose the Calvin Klein (£4.99) in 'Undressed' which a creamy brownish- nude, the thing i love most is the packaging, its gorgeous, it has a matte lower half, it feels so luxurious. I've never tried anything from Elizabeth Arden, but i've heard so many good things about their skin care but n'd hear nothing good or bad about the makeup, so i saw this lipstick (£3.95) and i thought why not! i got it in the colour Cinnamon, which is a little more shimmery than i normally go for but once on the lips it doesn't show! 
L to R (Calvin Klein lipstick, Elizabeth Arden lipstick, L'Oreal infailible eye shadow, L'Oreal Colour Riche eye shadow, Bourgeois crayon eye shadow and Max Factor foundation)

I'd love to know have you tried any of these products?

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Top Three Lipsticks // Drugstore (ish) //

Hello darlings..

Since i enjoyed writing my last top three i thought i'd continue with my 'top three' series, today would be lipsticks! Looking back at the pictures i realized how similar colours they are! I apologize for that, but i guess i do have a favourite shade. I find these rosy nudes suit my skin tone the best, the work for almost every look and every season. I have included a matte, satin and creme texture lipstick. 
Mac's 'Velvet Teddy': £16.50. I'm cheating with this lipstick, its not technically drugstore (i'm sorry) but it is one of my all time favoruites. Its the very famous 'Velvet Teddy', its a  a brownish nude tone, i've heard people describe it as pink toned but i don't think it has any pink in, it has quite warm undertones. It is a matte but i find it very creamy on the lips, but as the day goes on it turns matte on the lips. 

Rimmel' Kate '08': £5.49. This is a lovely nude brown, very 90's.  I love the smell of this one, it smells like vanilla, which is always good in my books! I haven't got many of the Kate Moss lipsticks but i love this one so much i will have to look out for some more! 
Max Factor 'Rosewood' £ 7.99. This is one of my favourite all round shades, its a beautiful brownish pink, its got a little purple to it too. Its quite a warm shade perfect for Winter as well a Summer. Its very moisturizing, very creamy, its definitely not a matte its more stain finish, It its very pigmented with no shimmer or patchiness to it. I think this would be a great first lipstick for someone. 

I'd love to know have you tried nay of these?
What are you top drugstore lipsticks?

My previous top three: 'top three concealers'


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Monday, 3 July 2017

Freedom Makeup Duo Brow Powder // Review

Hello darlings.

Eyebrows can make or break your makeup look, i've had thick brows, thin brows, light bows, dark brows, wonky brows, you name it! So i've always spend a little extra time on my them compared to the rest of my makeup. My favourite brow product is a pencil, i find i get a really precise shape with them and its easier to get it right. Currently i'm loving the Seventeen pencil. But then there is the argument that a pencil or pen can make them look less natural. However back in the day i did use a powder, my favouirte was the elf powder and gel duo in Medium. You may remember a month or two ago i did a little Freedom haul, i hadn't tried much from the brand so i thought as its budget friendly why not pick up a few bits (post) One of them was this brow powder, and i'm back to share my thoughts with you today!
The purpose of a powder brow product is to give your brows a more natural and softer look. Each Freedom compact comes with two shades, a light and a dark, which is great as you can blend the two together to great a natural look as most of us don't just have one shade of hair. The purpose it make your brows look nice, not have nice brow makeup which i think is much more of a compliment.
 Colour.... i picked the shade Taupe from the website which i thought would be the best match but sadly its far from a match for my brows, its way to warm. I did give it a good go tho, i tried mixing it with other brown eye shadows but i don't think its for me. But saying that i'm not gonna just throw it away i think its a great crease colour and base shade for eyes shadow. I spent money so i'm gonna make it work even if its not for my brows. 
The texture is not buttery but not powdery. A couple of dabs with a small angled brush gives you enough to do most of your brow. The pigment is pretty good but not too bold. I think if you want 'Instagram Brows' this is not the product for you. I go with a pencil or Pomade. The lasting power of great and it blends nicely on to the skin and through the hairs, creating a soft focus look. 
I tried to take pictures of the product on my brows but it didn't look great. They have 10 shades to choose from. I think if you can find your perfect shade then its a great bargain at only £4. Its currently on offer for £2! I love the packaging its so cute and compact and looks more expensive than it is. Sadly it just didn't work for me, but it will be used! 

You can purchase it here

I'd love to know have you tried this product?


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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Isaacs christening

Hello darlings

Today's post is just quick one, i thought i'd share with you Isaac's Christening. I can't believe he is 4 months old, i can remember being pregnant so clearly! We wanted to wait till Summer to have him christened so we could have a garden party afterwards for all our friends and family. I've put together a few on my favourite pictures to give you a little insight into the wonderful day, i hope you enjoy.

My dress: AX Paris
My shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Isaac gown: John Lewis


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Thursday, 22 June 2017

My Current Dream Base // Summer Makeup // Drugstore

Hello darlings! 

I finally have wifi, can i get a woo! Wifi i have missed you so much <3 Today's post is my current go to base. Its currently summer so although i have normal/ dry i need makeup that its going to last all day and give me that summer glow. Who else is dying in this heat? Isaac is especially struggling bless him, lets just say he and i haven't slept for a bout a week... but that enough of me complaining on to the post!
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation: (£7.99) I know most people this time of year would go for a matte foundation but i've never found one that works for my skin type so i've gone for the next best thing, a satin finish. This is my current go to foundation, its full/medium coverage, a beautiful satin finish and long lasting perfect for the summer. I find it applies best with a beauty sponge/ blender. Rimmel True Match Concealer: (£5.99) The is the best under eye concealer i have ever tried, i know thats a string statement! But its true. Its hides my dark circles and brightens my under eyes, what more do you want?
Seventeen Stay Matte Powder (£4.49?) The product is no stranger to my blog post, i include it almost every time i mention my current/go to/everyday makeup. I have found its the best powder for setting my makeup. Its amazing for keeping my makeup in place all day with the hot sun and the heat! KIKO Blusher, this is a cheeky product i'm including as its been discounted i just love it so much i couldn't help but include it as i have to be truthful i've been wearing this blusher non stop. Its pigmented but not too much o you can't go over board and look like a clown. This is a beautiful pale mauve that its subtle and great all season round. 
Sleek Highlight and Contour kit (£6.99) When i first bought this i only used the highlighter, which is the most gorgeous and striking highlight that leaves you looking like a goddess! I found the contour shade was too pigmented and i always put too much on but now that i've had a lot of practice i find this is actually as brilliant contour that gives you that really chiseled cheek bones. Overall a brilliant little palette. Well done Sleek!

I'd love to know have you tried this palette?
What are your current go to base products? 


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