Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Everyday Makeup

These posts are one of my favourite to write, I love sharing what makeup I have been using on a daily basis! I have been using my favourite foundation, the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation, I rely on this one mainly, as it's my absolute favourite, it is perfect when my skin is dry and dehydrated, it gives your skin a lovely "glow" and I really love the coverage. I keep meaning to purchase the new one, The Youth Liberator Foundation as I've heard such good things about it and have loved every YSL product I've tried! For concealer I have been using both the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and the 17 Stay Time 18 Hour Concealer, The 17 concealer is a new purchase and I've mainly been using the it under my eyes and the Collection one on blemishes! To set it all I have been using the new Bourjois Java Rice Powder which I bought recently, the packaging is absolutely adorable, it is a illuminating loose powder so there is some shimmer in it, I think it's meant to be similar to the Hourglass ambient lighting powder's but in loose form. I have been back into using highlighter, the Mac Soft and Gentle MSF is my favourite and I have been using this on top of my cheekbones and also on the inner corner of my eyes, this really makes a difference to my eye makeup and it looks beautiful! On my eyes I have been using Naked Lunch and Woodwinked by Mac and using the Soap and Glory Supercat Liner for winged liner, this is my absolute favourite liquid liner, it is the best liner to get the perfect flick! For mascara I use the Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara and then finally I use the Burt's Bees chapstick in pomegranate as I have really been loving this lately! I love the Carmex lip balm but I'm not a huge fan of putting my finger in the pot so I found this one and have been using it every since! 


Friday, 25 October 2013

Beauty Haul!

 For the past few weeks I have been reading blog posts about new products and adding them to my wishlist, I haven't been makeup shopping in a while and was desperate to get my hands on a few things! I went into Boots (and made one cheeky John Lewis purchase) and picked up a few new bits and pieces! From John Lewis I bought the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, as you can see in the photo it looks quite dark, I'm pretty sure I've bought the wrong shade even though everyone said it matched NC20 skins! I may have to go back and purchase a lighter shade as everyone seems to love it, it seems to be out of stock everywhere is the lighter shades! I also picked up two concealers from Boots, can you tell my skin has been bad lately? I've got concealer crazy! I bought the 17 Stay Time 18 Hour Concealer, I don't think I have ever tried anything from 17 before, I bought the shade Extra Fair. I then picked up the 17 On The Spot Concealer, it claims to give you better skin in 4 weeks so I will have to update you on that! I bought the shade Medium because it was the only shade they had, I think that's the downside of drugstore products! After reading so many great reviews I decided to buy the Bourjois Java Rice Powder, it is an illuminating loose powder which is apparently a "cult classic from 1879." I have been needing a new liquid liner for ages now, I tweeted and asked which ones people liked and L'oreal and Maybelline ones were recommended to me. However I just had to repurchase the Soap and Glory Supercat Liner, it is my favourite and is perfect for winged liner! For a while I have been trying to decide whether I needed the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge, I already own the Cosmopolitan dupe of the Beauty Blender and thought "do I really need another sponge?" But I just went for it, it's only £5.99 so I thought "what have I got to lose?" Finally I repurchased my favourite eyelashes, the Ardell Demi Wispies! These are beautiful, they make your lashes look amazing but without being too over the top!


Friday, 4 October 2013

Top Mac Products

I'm constantly on the Mac website, adding numerous items to my shopping basket which then equals£200+, sometimes their products can be hit and miss so I thought I would share with you some of my favourites! The Studio Sculpt Foundation is a great one if you like more coverage, the consistency is quite thick so takes some working into the skin. Read my full review here! I've picked three lipsticks that really stand out to me, I have a few more that I also love but I would really recommend these shades. Up the Amp is a beautiful purple shade, it does take some bravery to wear it but it looks absolutely beautiful! My favourite coral lipstick is Vegas Volt, it looks more red in the photo but it is more orangey in really life and is one I reach for a lot! Finally, my favourite red! Lady Danger is the perfect red lip shade, it's quite a matte shade compared to the other two which are creamier but whenever I do a red lip I use this! I think Mac eyeshadows are a must! I own 13 but my favourites are Jest, All That Glitters, Woodwinked and Cranberry, the pigmentation of them is great and they are ones I always come back to, Woodwinked is a recent purchase but it is fast becoming my favourite! I bought the Melon Pigment on a whim a while ago and absolutely adore it, it's a shimmery copper shade that looks so pretty, if you have blue eyes, you have to try it, it looks amazing! My number one highlighter is Soft and Gentle, it's the most beautiful product and lasts absolutely ages, I have had this one for a year and it looks like I've hardly used any, it's so lovely on and it doesn't contain massive chunks of glitter like many highlighters! One of my all time favourite blushers is Warm Soul, a mineralize blush. This suits me a lot more than bright pinks or corals as it is deeper, as well as the highlighter, this has lasted ages! Two of my favourite brushes are the 217 and 209, the 217 is a really great blending brush that I use everyday, it's super soft and blends eyeshadow out perfectly! The 209 is the brush I use whenever I apply gel liner, it is thin and precise so it's great for doing winged liner and as it is so thin I always get a perfect line!

What are your favourite Mac products?


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

What's In My Uni Bag?

I recently started university and haven't done a "What's In My Bag?" post in ages so I thought I could combine the two and do a "What's In My Uni Bag?" It's not going to be the most thrilling mixture of items as I'm only in uni for a couple of hours three days a week so I don't need to take much! My bag is from Topshop, I had wanted a rucksack for ages, I have had one before but it wasn't very sturdy like this one is. It has two pockets on either side, a pocket on the flap and a pocket inside so there is plenty of space. I carry a notepad to take any notes in my lecture, if you don't know, I study Media Production, so at the moment I have notes on camera's, pixels, camera angles and composition, I make it sound so exciting..Sometimes I carry my laptop with me, this is only if I have a break or if I have time to kill but generally I don't need it as I don't have any long breaks! I also have my Cath Kidston purse which houses no money as I am rubbish and rarely carry any! Tut tut! I just keep my bank card, uni card, boots card and some coins! I have this Cath Kidston Makeup Bag where I keep things like hand sanitizer, "girly items" and makeup, I hate having things loose in my bag so this is perfect! I have my River Island sunglasses, even though the summer is long gone! This is just incase the sun is a little bright while I'm driving! I carry headphones just in case I have a break, I also have to get to uni quite early to get a car park space so sometimes I listen to music in my car! I carry Tic Tacs as I eat a whole lot and always have mints after food! I carry this adorable planner, I am so in love with it, it was such a good find, I had wanted a "days of the week planner" for ages but didn't want one that had set days eg. 5th November 2013, it just has Monday-Sunday and I can write in it whenever! I them have my house and car keys on my Cath Kidston key ring and some pens and a pencil for writing notes! 



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