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Friday, 29 November 2013

Braun Silk-épil 7 Epilator

Braun Silk-épil 7 Epilator £139.99*

I remember the first time I used an epilator, my mum bought one and my sister and I were quite young. We started on the most painful setting and oh boy it hurt! When I received an email offering me the chance to try one of the Braun Silk-Epil epilators, I jumped at the chance! I usually shave my legs however being very clumsy, I usually end up hacking my leg apart and have shaving cuts everywhere, the hairs on my legs also grow back at a crazy speed. This epilator has "close grip technology" with 40 tweezers which removes hairs as short as a grain of sand, this appealed to me as it means I wouldn't have to worry about getting rid of the hairs on my legs as often! In the box you get five different heads, the "shaver head," "trimmer cap," "facial head cap," "sensitive area cap" and the "efficiency cap." The Shaver head allows you to use the epilator as a dry shaver, The Trimmer Cap enables you to trim sensitive hair, The facial cap allows you to get rid of any unwanted facial hair, The Sensitive Area cap is perfect for underarms and bikini area and the Efficiency Cap is for faster epilation. I think it's great that you can change the caps depending on where you want to epilate as it is important to have a more sensitive cap when shaving underarms, the bikini area or the face. One of my favourite things about the epilator is that you can use it wet or dry! On my old epilator you could only use it dry, I much prefer to epilate in the shower as it gets it over with and I find it so much easier! The epilator has a pivoting head so it can adapt to your body and make it easier to get every hair! In the box you also get some Olay Cooling Wet Wipes which help to relax the skin before you epilate!  These are basically like wet wipes but they help to make the process less painful! There are also two different speed settings depending on what you want, the first is extra gentle and the second if extra efficient! I prefer to use the second setting  as it works quicker and is more efficient as the name suggests! Obviously epilating is never going to be pain free and it does hurt but it's not totally unbearable and lasts so much longer than shaving and avoids any shaving rash or cuts. You can use the shaver head attachment which doesn't hurt at all but doesn't pull the hairs out quite like the epilation head does, the epilation head does hurt as it is pulling the hairs out from the roots but it is the most effective way of keeping hairs from growing back quickly! I prefer to use the shaver head attachment for under my arms as it's more gentle and I have very sensitive skin! I think the amount of different heads you get in the pack is really fantastic as well as the Olay wipes as they really help! I think an epilator is really worth investing in as it means you don't have to continually buy disposable razors, you can do it quickly if you need to leave the house and is just generally a really handy gadget to own and I will definitely continue using this as it's so much better than using a razor!

The Braun Silk-Epil 7 Epilator is available to purchase from Boots this winter for £55.99 (it's reduced!! Yay!) 

Have you ever tried epilating?


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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Dermalogica From Beauty900



I always have issues with my skin so when I was offered the chance to try out some skincare from Dermalogica, I jumped at the chance. The first thing I'm going to talk about is the Daily Microfoliant, this is an exfoliator which is very different to any exfoliator I've tried before! It is a white powder that is very dry, you add a little bit of water and it mixes together to create a really gentle but effective exfoliant. It's perfect for me because I have very sensitive and dry skin so the fact that this isn't scratchy or irritating is perfect! This works brilliantly on blackheads and large pores, it does feel quite odd to use on your face because of the texture and consistency that it is but it really is a great product! I don't use this everyday as I have dry skin but I use it every couple of days, it makes my skin feel so so soft which is never feels like! I also love that you don't end up with lots of little scratchy bits on your face like I find happens with other scrubs! The Multi-Active Toner is a light mist, it's in a spray bottle which I've never really seen in a toner, I am personally not a huge fan of the spray bottle as I always manage to spray it wrong and get it in my hair somehow! The product itself is a really light and refreshing spray that hydrates the skin, something I've experienced with other toners is that they make my skin feel very tight and dry. I didn't experience this with this toner, my skin definitely felt more hydrated and refreshed. Finally is the Total Eye Care, I'm quite lucky that I don't suffer with puffiness or particularly bad circles so I can't comment too much on that! This eye cream looks like a concealer as it almost skin coloured, I think this is because it is meant to conceal dark circles. I would say that a little does go a long way with this product! The smell is similar to Origins products, quite fruity! It is extremely mositurizing and makes my under eyes feel amazing, it really prepared the skin under the eyes for concealer, especially on my dry skin! The downside to these products is the price, they are very very expensive, if I could recommend only one product I would recommend the Daily Microfoliant as it is my favourite, it was so so gentle on my skin and had the biggest effect and make the biggest difference to my skin!

You can buy all of these products from Beauty900 here.

Have you tried anything from Dermalogica?





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Monday, 25 November 2013

Cocoa Brown Fake Tan


I've always been quite wary of fake tan, being naturally fair skinned I've worried about it ending up looking orange and unnatural, so I was very excited to be offered the opportunity to try out the Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan. The tan claims to develop within one hour, last 5-7 days, with no fake tan smell! The no fake tan smell was something that really appealed to me, I've sat next to people before and all I can smell is their awful tan! I really love the packaging, the bright pink is right up my street and the bottle is really handy, I did have one mishap after not shaking the bottle and getting it on my duvet, oops! To apply, I use the Pink Tanning Mitt which is really soft and definitely comes in handy to get an even tan and avoids any you having to get a lot of tan on the palm of your hands! The smell is quite fruity, the only way I can describe it is the same as the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks but it definitely isn't that typical fake tan smell which is great! I apply this after moisturising, it's really easy to apply and the mitt really does come in handy! The length you leave the tan before showering depends on how dark you want the tan to be, if you want a light tan then leave it on for 1 hour before showering, 2 hours for a slightly darker tan and another hour for an even darker tan. The tan itself is even and not streaky at all, as I mentioned before, it is so natural and looks like you've been on holiday rather than looking like a wotsit! I found that the tan did last 7 days on me, this was after leaving it on for one hour before showering. I am really impressed with how long it lasted for! Another problem I have with fake tans is that they take too long to apply and I can be quite lazy, this was so easy to blend and it was quick, especially with the mitt! I am genuinely converted to fake tans since trying this, I am so so impressed with how long it lasted on my skin and how natural it looked on my skin!

You can purchase the tan from Boots, Feel Unique and Superdrug for only £7.99 which I think is a brilliant price for what you get!


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Friday, 22 November 2013

Jimmy Choo Perfume + Giveaway!!



I was so excited to be offered the chance to try the Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum perfume, it's been on my "to try" list for quite a while. Firstly the bottle is beautiful, I love that it's simple but still stunning, it has indented shapes in the glass bottle, the bottle itself is quite heavy. The box that the perfume comes in is also a really cute pink snakeskin print which I really love! The scent is a really classic one and I think it would appeal to a lot of people, it's perfect as it isn't too sweet or too fruity but the perfect mix. It's definitely a strong scent and more of a sophisticated fragrance, the bottle and scent feel very luxurious. The scent is very "woody" but still very feminine and elegant, I absolutely adore this scent, I would describe it as classic, I think it's one that a lot of people would love and I have received a lot of compliments on it! I think this is more of an autumn/winter scent due to the woody notes. A lot of people have said that this scent is very strong and not great in small enclosed spaces but I haven't really had any issues! Overall this is a classic fragrance that I think lots of people will love, it's very girly and feminine and generally a classic scent! You can buy this perfume and other Jimmy Choo scents at Fragrance Direct here!

Now onto the giveaway! One of you is going to win your own Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum! Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!

The giveaway will end in two weeks, so on the 6th December 2013!
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation £28.50

A few weeks ago I took a photo of this foundation, preparing to put it in a "products I regret buying" post, not because I don't like it but because I bought it on a whim a few months ago and just didn't get round to really using it. Since taking the photo I decided to give it a go, I first bought this around two and a half years ago but I can't really remember what I thought about it back then! My shade is Ecru which is a perfect match for my skin, there is also a really broad range of shades, going from super pale to the darkest skin tones which is great as brands can be terrible when it comes to wide shade ranges! Since trying this foundation I can honestly say I am in love, 100% in love. I genuinely don't think I've ever loved a foundation as much as I love this one, it is perfect for my skin type. I have quite combination skin, when I apply my foundation in the morning I have dry skin but throughout the day around my nose gets quite oily, so I need a foundation to not cling to dry patches but also keep my skin matte. The lasting power of this foundation is phenomenal, I genuinely have never tried a foundation that looks pretty much exactly the same in the morning than it does after a long day running around and being busy. I didn't have to powder my skin throughout the day at all when using this foundation, when I read the information on this foundation I imagined it to be really matte and not great on dry patches however it really was great and didn't accentuate any dry skin.

 The finish is matte but it's not drying in the slightest. I apply this foundation with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush which I've found works really well for applying it! This foundation retails for £28.50, when I bought this 2 years ago it was £25.50 so the price has risen quite a lot! It's cheaper than the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation which I also love but I think I prefer this foundation as it ticks every single box for me and I cannot find one fault! The coverage of this is definitely fuller coverage so if you're a BB cream/tinted moisturiser kind of person, this may not be the foundation for you! However if you're like me and prefer a flawless finish and need your uneven skin tone, acne scarring and blemishes covered then this is perfect! The packaging is a frosted glass bottle, a lot of people may not like that it doesn't come with a pump, to be honest I don't mind too much when foundations don't have pumps so it's not a problem for me but if you like a pump you may have to buy one separately!

Have you ever tried Double Wear?





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Monday, 18 November 2013

Nars One Night Stand Palette

Nars One Night Stand Palette £45

There has been a lot of hype surrounding this palette, at first I wasn't too fussed by it, surprisingly! However as I read blog posts on it and watched youtube videos where it was featured, I slowly started becoming obsessed with getting it, I tweeted a lot asking whether I should get it and everyone said I needed it. This palette is exclusive to Space NK in the UK and Sephora in the US. Almost immediately it sold out on Space NK and was on back order until 1st December, I went on Space NK and it seemed to be back in stock so I quickly put in an order. However a few days later I received a call from Space NK telling me that it was out of stock again and it would be 2-3 weeks before I could receive it *sadface* however about a week later I received an email saying it had been dispatched and it arrived the next day. Although Space NK have confused me with it being in stock and then out of stock and then disappearing off the website and suddenly being available again, I cannot fault their customer service, I received a lovely call when it was out of stock and I was sent emails and texts to let me know it was on it's way, what time it would arrive and the name of my delivery driver (lovely Michael haha!) so I am really impressed with their service and would definitely order again from them, I do have my eye on the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders!

Moving on from my story telling and onto the actual palette. This palette is part of the Guy Bourdin collection, if you don't know, Guy Bourdin was a well known french fashion photographer. He was quite controversial and his work was often shocking, full of violence and sex which is why a few people have raised concerns with the collaboration. The palette is the typical Nars black packaging, it's actually a lot bigger than I thought it would be and each product is a really good size. In the palette you get four blushers, a bronzer and a highlighter so it's really all the cheek products you need! The thing I love about this palette is that you get three of Nars most famous cheek products, Orgasm, Laguna and Deep Throat and three limited edition shades, Mistinguette, Goulue which are both blushers and Devotee, a beautiful highlighter. I think something that put a lot of people off buying this was that they already had the "classic" shades, I only had Deep Throat so it was still worth investing in the palette as I had been dying to try the other two. Devotee is the most beautiful highlighter, it has a slight pink undertone and I just find it so flattering on the skin, I use this on the tops of my cheekbones, in the inner corner of my eye and on my brow bone. Mistinguette is my favourite blusher shade in the whole palette, in the pan it looks quite scary as it's bright pink but it is really flattering on my skin and really easy to wear. Orgasm is definitely the most talked about Nars blusher, I'm glad it's in the palette as I've wanted to try it for ages, it's a lovely golden pink shade. Laguna is the bronzer in the palette, I have also wanted to try this for ages and a few weeks ago I was going to buy it, I always thought it was too dark for my fair skin however it is absolutely beautiful and not muddy like a lot of other bronzers I've tried! Next is Deep Throat, I already own this blusher but it is beautiful! It's a slightly toned down version of Orgasm. Finally is Goulou, this is a slightly more berry/reddish shade than the others, in the pan it scares me a little bit because of how red it looks but used with a light hand it is so pretty!

 I have to say that after wearing Devotee and Laguna today, I am sold. They look beautiful together, Laguna is such a natural looking bronzer and Devotee just gave my skin the most beautiful "glow" that I have never got from a highlighter! I personally think the palette is great value for money as the pans are only a tiny bit smaller than if you buy them separately, so at £21.50 each and £45 for this palette, it's a great deal! Each blusher is so pigmented and absolutely beautiful to wear, I would 100% recommend this palette, I also think it would be a perfect christmas gift for someone who loves makeup!


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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Loving Lately #1

Even though I do monthly favourites posts, I don't always share random favourites, music, films, tv shows that I have been loving, I've even snuck a couple of beauty favourites in for good measure!

Orange is the new Black
I remember seeing an interview with Jason Biggs a while ago when he was promoting this show, I didn't really pay much attention to it at the time however over the past month or so I have been hearing a number of different people mention how good it is. Last week I decided to watch the first episode and I am hooked!! I am now on episode 9! It is basically set in a US prison, I love the fact that there are flashbacks of each character so you meet them and find out why they are in prison. It's very addictive and I love Piper, the main character and Jason Biggs is great too! 

Music
I have two bands to talk about, the first is The 1975. I love their album, my favourite songs are "Chocolate" and "Girls." I genuinely think I could listen to "Girls" over and over! Their music isn't for everyone but I have really been enjoying listening to it. Secondly, one of the best albums..ever! I legit adore this album, it's phenomenal. My favourite songs are "Knee Socks" "Snap out of it" and "Do I Wanna Know?' 

Beauty
I have recently rediscovered Nars Sheerglow Foundation, I've had so many issues with my skin lately, I'm breaking out like crazy and my skin is so so dry. Foundations have not been agreeing with my skin however this one is great on dry skin, a perfect match colour match for me and has a lovely finish. I think my favourite way to apply it is with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, this is also something I've rediscovered and been really enjoying using again lately.

Films
I've been feeling quite down for the past few weeks, so what's the best way to cheer myself up? Well, Ryan Gosling films of course! I've watched Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Notebook and Drive. Next on my list is The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine. Crazy, Stupid, Love is a brilliant film as Ryan's character is very very lovely ;) (there is also a nice topless scene so there's another reason to watch) it's lighthearted, funny and entertaining, it would be perfect for a girly night in!

What have you guys been loving lately?



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Monday, 11 November 2013

Blogging Tips and Advice



*WARNING*
 I would suggest getting a cup of tea or beverage of your choice, this post is a long one.

I occasionally receive emails from people asking for advice on starting a blog, how to design your blog, how to get your blog "out there" and noticed. I wish I had been given advice when I started blogging as I made mistakes that I regret doing and look back like "what was I thinking?!" I thought it may be a good idea to share my thoughts. Obviously these are my thoughts and you may disagree which is absolutely fine, this is just how I feel and what I've learnt along the way!

Photography
Photography is my favourite part of blogging, it's what I love doing and probably what I'm most passionate about. You definitely don't "need" a fancy camera for blogging, one of my favourite bloggers uses her Iphone for photos and they are absolutely beautiful! If you are just starting out then maybe see how blogging goes before you shell out for an expensive camera, I use mine for other things outside of blogging so I knew it would be worth it and I would get my moneys worth but if you're new to blogging then I would give it a few months and see if it is something you really want to continue doing. The main pieces of advice I would give for blog photography is composition, lighting and editing. The way you compose your photos is so important in the way they look, play around with products, look at how the image looks in the viewfinder of the camera and move things around! Lighting is so so important, you can use an cheap camera with perfect lighting and you can get a great photo or you can use a top of the range camera, but with awful lighting you will get an awful photo! Natural lighting is your friend, take a photo by a window in the middle of the day/early afternoon. Editing your photos is also important, something I have learnt is to not over edit your photos, seeing the true colour of the product is very important so edit to improve brightness but don't go crazy with ten different filters! I am planning a more in depth post on blog photography so if you have any specific questions, leave them in the comments!

Name
The name of a blog is very important, it's the difference between a blog being memorable and just being "another blog." My first blog was called Gina Plus Makeup, personally I don't think this name was great as it was quite boring and not very creative! I was originally going to name my blog "fashion binge" because that's the name of my tumblr, however I wasn't creating a fashion blog so the name didn't really make sense! It's important for the name to reflect what the blog is about. Take a few days to think of a creative name, a pun, alliteration, anything that will make it memorable and stick in people's heads. 

Design
If I'm being completely honest, the way a blog looks does make a difference to whether I follow. I know that shouldn't be the case but it is. I designed my blog myself for quite a while however if you're not into design then you can buy blog designs, mine cost £50 however you can get them for as little as £10. I think an uncluttered blog design is the way to go, on my first blog I had so many images in the sidebar, I was obsessed with all the widgets you could have..so I had them all! I think it's nice to include a photo of yourself in the sidebar/somewhere on your blog as it's been proven that people prefer to see who writes the blog and it adds a more personal feel. I think it's important to have a blog design that suits your personality and what you blog about. If you decide to design your blog yourself, Google is your friend. I learnt everything about blogger from Google and there are so many websites and tutorials to help you. 

Content
The most important thing about content is to write about what you love, I would much rather read a blog where the blogger loves what they write about. If you're writing about something you aren't passionate about and don't enjoy then it won't be fun and blogging will become a chore, your readers will also be able to tell if you don't enjoy what you write about. It's important to make sure you're making sense and your spelling is correct as it's difficult to read a blog with lots of spelling mistake and grammar issues, I'm not saying you need an English degree but checking your post for mistakes before publishing is vital as you want your post to be easy to read. Consistent posting is also a good idea, if I have time (and am prepared) I try to put posts up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If I'm busy I try and post two posts, one on Monday and one on Thursday, being consistent is important, don't post everyday one week and then leave ages before posting again! I think it's important to prepare posts in advance, know what you're going to be blogging about and what post is going up on which day. Sometimes I suffer from "bloggers block" which is why I try and blog as much as I can when I'm feeling inspired, sometimes I will write five or six blog posts in a row as sometimes I don't feel like blogging or don't have time, that way I always have a post ready to publish. If you do suffer from "bloggers block" it's good to take a break, think about new ideas and find new inspiration. It's better to blog when you want to than to force it! Never feel like you have to write about the new Nars Palette, just because other people are. Write about whatever you feel passionate about and it will come across as  sincere, that's why I love blogging, because it's your place on the internet to write whatever the hell you want and get feedback from others. 

Social Networking
This is something I would highly recommend doing! Make a twitter/instagram/facebook account for your blog, talk to as many bloggers as you can, I've met so many amazing people through blogging and it makes you feel like you're part of a community. Join in on the #bbloggers/#fbloggers/other chats that happen, these are really nice as you can chat about beauty products, find some nice blogs and other bloggers, as well as getting your own blog noticed. One thing I beg you not to do is leave comments on other blogs saying "follow for a follow?" or "I've followed, follow me back?" All bloggers I've talked to, hate this! I would much rather someone not follow my blog because it isn't their style than for them to follow purely for a "follow for follow." These comments frustrate me as I believe you should only follow a blog because you genuinely want to, it's also quite saddening when you spend time on a post and all someone writes in the comments is "follow back?!" 

Blog for the right reasons
Whenever people find out that I occasionally get sent products to review they always say the same thing "oooh I want to start a blog now if you get free stuff!" I would always say to start your blog because you want to, because you enjoy it and love it. Don't start because you only want free products, when I started I had no idea about any of that, I spend a lot of time on my blog because it's something I genuinely adore doing. However if you blog purely for "freebies" it will be obvious and it will feel like a chore, believe me if I was blogging purely for free products I would have given up a long time ago as I put a lot of effort in and the only reason I carry on is because even though it's hard work, it's a lovely hobby for me and I love doing it.

PR
When your blog is up and running you may be contacted by companies asking if you want to review products, want to come to events, want to write sponsored posts and so on. One thing I thought when I started blogging was that I had to say yes to things, I used to let people guest post on my blog because I felt like I couldn't say no. Remember that it's YOUR blog and you can choose what you post, I see my blog as my baby so now I am very choosy about what I feature on it. I don't tend to accept guest posts apart from ones from other bloggers, at the moment I don't write sponsored blog posts/guest posts but of course if you want to that's absolutely fine but don't feel like you are obliged to do anything on your blog. It's nice to be offered products to try out but the rule I tend to go by is "would I spend my own money on this?" If it doesn't fit with my blog and isn't something I would buy when out shopping then I don't accept it.

Again, these are only my opinions! If you have any other questions, leave them in the comments or tweet me @georginalucyy


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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation £33

I had been wanting to try this foundation for absolutely ages yet never got round to purchasing it, just over a month ago I finally went for it and was so excited to try it. It is probably the most expensive foundation I've ever bought but I had only heard positive reviews so I thought it was worth the money. I am NC20 at Mac and I bought the shade Rose Ivory, the shade range is okay but there aren't many shades for much darker skin tones which is disappointing. I don't really live near a Laura Mercier counter so I used Findation, I've used this quite a few times, all you do is input the foundations you've tried and the shade you are in it and the website will match you with other foundations! It has worked perfectly for me! When I bought this, I used it for about four days and I have to admit that I hated it, literally despised it. I couldn't get it to work on my skin, it looked dry, I tried so many different ways of applying it but couldn't get it to work! I left it for about three weeks before I decided to read some blog posts on it and began trying to use it again. The one piece of advice I would give is to apply the TINIEST amount and I mean the tiniest! With my YSL Touche Eclat Foundation I am so used to using quite a lot so when I first started using this, I was applying waaay too much and it sort of just sat on top of the skin and accentuated dry patches! But since applying less of the product I can see what others were raving about, I still find it hard to apply only a tiny amount but it's so much better to apply too little and build it up than to apply loads and look awful! 

I don't think I would recommend this for very dry skins as the consistency is similar to the Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation, very very thick so it does take quite a lot of buffing it into the skin. It is described as a "rich and luminous foundation offering full coverage while hydrating and protecting the skin." I wouldn't agree with the claim that it is "luminous" as I find it matte on my skin and on many other reviews bloggers mentioned that they often didn't need to powder because of how matte it was. I would say it is a medium coverage foundation but could be built up to full coverage. They also say it is a "long-wearing foundation that evens out skin tones and increases skin luminosity and clarity for a radiant glow." Again, I don't agree with the "radiant glow" but I would agree that it is long wearing and it really does even out the skin tone, it covers a lot more than the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation and the YSL Youth Liberator Foundation. I have quite bad acne scarring at the moment and although I do still need concealer, I don't need as much as I do with other foundations! 

To apply it, I use the Sephora Mineral Powder Brush but I think the Real Techniques Buffing Brush would work perfectly too, I also think a beauty blender sponge (or any alternative) would work great too! 
The packaging is really practical, especially if you're like me and tend to drop things! It's a simple squeezy tube so it's easy to get product out of and to travel with, you get 35ml of product so you get 5ml more than most foundations which is a plus! I definitely think this foundation will last ages as you will only use the smallest amount. I'm so glad I decided to give it another shot as I have worn it everyday since, the finish is lovely and the coverage is perfect for me, if you're more of a BB cream/tinted moisturiser person then maybe give this a miss (or try the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser!) as it does cover a lot but it is a really great foundation that I can rely on daily, especially when I'm having a bad skin day!

Have you tried this foundation?


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Monday, 4 November 2013

Eyebrow Routine

Over the past few months I've been taking a lot better care of my brows. I used to have quite sparse brows and didn't really know much about plucking, shaping and filling them in but since growing them out I look after them a lot better! To grow them out I use Castor Oil which I bought from Amazon, this stimulates hair growth so if you have sparse brows that don't grow, I would recommend trying it! I naturally have honey blonde hair, my brows are quite dark in comparison to my hair colour but still quite fair. I dye them with the Eylure Dylash 45 Day Mascara, I don't do this too often however I would recommend it as it works quickly and is super easy to use. To fill my brows in, I start with Omega eyeshadow by Mac with just a simple angled brush, this eyeshadow works great on blonde brows as it isn't too dark, too ashy or too red toned. Then for a more precise brow I use the Rimmel Eyebrow pencil, this is great for a defined brow and as well as the eyeshadow, the shade is a great match for my brows. I then brush my brows through with a clear mascara (any will do!) which makes my eyebrows stay in place as they often like to do their own thing! I pluck any stray hairs with the Mini Tweezerman Tweezers, these are the best for getting even the shortest hair. They are better than any other tweezers I have tried, they are slightly pricier but 100% worth it! 

Do you have any brow recommendations?


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Friday, 1 November 2013

October Favourites!

This month I've been getting back into using a primer again, my favourite is the Glo Minerals Face Primer* the consistency of this works really well on my dry skin, other primers tend to dry my skin out but this one doesn't. The formula is more like a gel and it makes my skin feel so much smoother and makes my foundation apply so much nicer. I've been using the Burt's Bees Pomegranate lip balm religiously recently, I'm not a huge fan of the original Burt's Bees lip balm as it makes my lips look really white and odd and I didn't feel like it really did anything! However this one is really moisturising and lovely to use! After running out of the other face powders I usually use, I found the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in my collection and started using it, I was quite surprised at how much I like it as even though it's super cheap it's actually a really lovely powder! It isn't cakey or drying at all and it adds a little bit more coverage on top of my foundation. I recently rediscovered my Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil, this used to be the only brow product I used however I haven't used it in so long! I still use Mac Omega eyeshadow but to get a more precise brow I also use this pencil afterwards. It's the perfect colour for my blonde brows, I usually struggle and end up with a shade too ashy, too dark or two red but this is perfect!  Finally I have been loving the Soap and Glory Liquid liner, I have been using this everyday for about the past two months! It's the best liner I have used! 


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