Saturday, 25 October 2014

BUILD YOUR OWN BUDGET PALETTE

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I've had these a while but never got round to using them and that may be because I forgot about them - insert sad emoji. I haven't seen alot of reviews on these, a few people quietly raving about them but nothing too much. Similar to building your own budget MAC palette as each individual shadow can clip and slide together and on there own cost around £2.99, (Now 3 for 2 at Boots!) 

You can create your own customised palette that's interchangeable, given your mood or current season, so it suits all make-up moments. These come in 3O stunning shades, with three different finishes; pearl, matte and shimmer. They have great colour payoff and blend out seamlessly with a little help from my MAC 217 blending brush - the only blending brush I'll ever need! 



I chose Sand and Bone that are very neutral and subtle everyday shades you can work into any look. Sand is a very simple, light skin colour with a shimmer finish - I use this as a base all over the lid then go in with Bone that's a light, matte brown ideal for the crease. 
These both blend out very easily with a pretty, buildable colour payoff - at first they tend to come out a little chalky with slight product fall out but they apply without ease and slowly but surely you can build a beautiful eye look with these. They do need a little retouch towards the end of the day just to keep your look going, but they don't crease or fall away and sit comfortably on the lid - Revlon, you genius!

Friday, 24 October 2014

A CULT CLASSIC

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You may have heard of Banana Face Masks, but I'm talking about Banana conditioners. You're probably thinking why would you put banana's in your hair? Why not! I'm taking tips off Mumma November but doin' it with The Body Shop's Banana Conditioner.

It is what it says on the tin/bottle, a basic banana puree conditioner that's very thick and creamy, it feels very nourishing and soothing. A basic beauty classic, perfect if your hair needs a little pick-me-up at the end of a long week. This left my hair feeling super soft and well-loved as well as being alot less tangley than what it would usually be. This smells like sweet, sugary bananas - like those little rubbery banana sweets you get in a pick and mix - who remembers those!?

The Banana Conditioner is such a basic product it's almost under-rated, whether the idea of putting banana's in your hair seems a little weird or it's hidden away so far in the corner in The Body Shop that it goes un-noticed. This is better than slapping the stuff on your face or eating them, though you can't get your five a day from this! 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

THE HOLIDAY BLUES

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No surprise here that I have big-time holiday blues, it's feeling I can't shake off at the moment. Especially when I left such a exotic, gorgeous island full of lovely people. I love sunning myself while I'm away but that doesn't mean I don't know my limits, day by day I take it easy until I'm a different shade of mahogany! 

Mexico is such a beautiful place I can only recommend, although it's not my first time I've been I still get the same feeling when I leave. I love holidays, I love everything about a holiday. That time of being away from home and knowing you have a period of time where no-one will try to contact you, you don't have to get up for work or school and all you need is your beach bag. I'm already looking at where I want to go preferrably tomorrow but as it turns out it's 2015. *Serious Thumbs down*
Does anyone else get serious holiday blues? I'm so bad for rubbing it in peoples faces but as soon as I'm back and people make a big deal about them going away I just want to punch them, no joke, jealously isn't a beautiful trait of mine. 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

SKINCARE ON TRIAL

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I love finding new skin bits to try out and see what I love, then some can become staple products in my routine or ones that I know I can always go back to. Some products I've been eyeing up for while, debating whether or not it would be worth the money and the fuss! 

In Autumn/Winter time my skin becomes alot drier so it needs all the hydration it can get, starting from the shower first thing in the morning. If you've been following this blog for a while you'll know how much I love the smell of coconut, it's such a beautiful scent that reminds me of holidays. The Super Beauty Coconut and Acai Shower Gel promises ultimate hydration with the Omega rich Acai and the skin softening Coconut. Sounds delicious! 

My Skin always prefers milk or micellar water cleansers because they remove make-up and dirt but leaves my skin hydrated and plump at the same time. The Anne French Cleansing Milk seems like a really classic, simple cleanser that doesn't over complicate the whole nightly routine.

And Lastly, The Montagne face masks which are always a safe bet when it comes to skincare. They're just so cheap, yet they're so good. I can't explain it. I picked up two which are targeted towards blackheads and giving your skin a deep clean. (Something that I need to keep on top of!)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

THE £3 SMOKEY EYE

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I recently discovered the Collection Eyeshadow Palettes yet only ever tried the Lasting Perfection Concealer, Surprise Surprise!  I recently posted about their Nude Eye Palette you can find here, an array of gorgeous whites, creams and brown shades with great lasting power. I read Amelia's review on the Little Mix Palette and was completely sold, the shade selection is stunning and the price isn't too bad either. (Pats self on back!) 

Six super creamy shades with a buttery texture and great colour pay off, need I say more! This would be a great gift to stick in someone's stocking as a cute little present. This has to be the perfect budget smokey eye palette, or if you're wanting the bronzed goddess look, I haven't found something better than this in the budget beauty market; the shades are b-e-a-utiful, with a variety of matte and shimmer thrown into the mix, what else do I need...