30.3.16

Easter Treats | Haul


I popped into Superdrug to buy a few bits for a Haul/First Impressions video that I was filming for my YouTube channel and these were a few of the bits that I picked up!

Make Up Revolution Flawless Palette
I've hardly ever tried makeup revolution products, one or two here but one thing I'd never tried was the eyeshadows. I'm not interested in the dupes of the naked palettes as I have all of the urban decay ones anyway but this palette did tickle my fancy. The array of colours is super pretty and theres some really unusual shades in the palette too. After having a bit of a play around with this one, some of shades seem to be of great quality and some not some much but for £8, I'm definitely not complaining.

Collection Illuminating Concealer
I used to love this concealer and used it everyday and so I thought I would repurchase it after a few months of not using it! However, the Lasting Perfection concealer in fair seems to have replaced this product in my makeup routine. That one is a lot lighter in colour and is also thicker so covers more up underneath my eyes. I think I will go back to this one in the summer however as it is a lot more lightweight, especially for under the eyes.




Miss Sporty Stay All Day Concealer 
I used to love Miss Sporty as a brand, I always used their black mechanical eyeliner when I was younger so when I heard Gabby talking about this concealer and how great it was, I thought I would give it a go! I really like this concealer and the colour is perfect for me, something which I struggle with in the drugstore. Most concealers lean too orange for me, but this one is perfect. The formula of this is light enough to blend in to the skin easily but it still covers everything that I want it too!

MUA Velvet Lip Laquar in Tranquility 
My cousin Liv had this on around Christmas time and I fell in love with how it looked on her lips, it was so pretty! I've only just got round to picking one up myself but I'm so glad that I did. It's a beautiful Brown/Coral nude and the formula is that of a liquid lipstick, it's not sticky at all once it sets! I love these kind of lip products and I'm so glad that MUA have started making these as they are such an affordable liquid lipstick option. 


Have you picked up any drugstore gems recently?

26.3.16

Rosie for Autograph | Highlighting Powder


The lovely PR people over at M&S kindly sent me over a handful of bits from the new Rosie for Autograph range a few weeks ago and I've been sat drooling at the packaging ever since. One product however stood out to me the most and that was the highlighting powder. It had been a while since I'd used a loose powder highlighter as nowadays everything either seems to be a cream or pressed powder formula, so I was intrigued!



The highlighter comes in one shade; Rose Bud and retails at £18.00 at M&S. Firstly, can we just talk about the packaging of this collection?! It is absolutely beautiful, everything is rose gold/copper and that is my dream. The product also has a mesh on top of the powder so that there is no mess when using the highlighter which is great!

I love the way this looks on my skin and the sheen it gives to my cheekbones. It's very different to anything else that I own and because of the loose powder formula, it applies so beautifully as well as looking much more natural on my skin than a typical pressed powder highlighter. The shade is warm toned, however not a gold sheen that most highlighters give off, it has much more of a rose tone as the name suggests. 

As you can tell, I'm in love with this product and I'd highly recommend picking it up for yourself! I'm definitely going to be checking out some more of the autograph makeup range.

23.3.16

Nivea Mens Post Shave Balm Primer


When I first heard about using this product as a primer, I thought it was absolutely mental to be honest and couldn't understand for the life of me why anyone would do that! However I picked this up around a month or so ago and I've fallen in love with using this underneath my foundation. 

Firstly, it smells like a man and that's fab if you ask me! It's got a light, gel-like texture to the product and goes onto the skin super smooth. It is very liquidy though and I've poured too much out of the bottle on many occasions. 

Once applied, this sinks into the sink and dries super quickly which is exactly what I want before applying my makeup, I don't want to have to wait forever for something to dry! I find that makeup applies on top of this beautifully as well, I don't have any problems there. 

This product really does make my makeup last, now we're not talking an extra 6 hours but I think it does help to keep things around for an extra hour or two personally. For the price of £5.35, it is an absolute bargain, especially for 100ml of product too! 

If you're interested in using this product as a primer then I'd definitely give it a go because personally I love it!