Tuesday, June 24

Mini Haul | Nars, Too faced, Aveda, Philip Kingsley!

I recently went shopping with my lovely mum after my exams, and we did pick up a feeeeew things - so of course I just had to share! Some of these are products I've been wanting to try for a long time so once I've trialled and tested them reviews will be up.

I'll start off with the products that my mum picked up for herself but I wanted to share anyway since I'll probably try them out too. My mum swears by aveda products so she picked up the Aveda smooth infusion glossing straightener which is part of their new straightening line I believe and is meant to significantly straighten wavy to curly hair when the line is used consistently.  My mum also bought the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme, which is a pre wash hair mask raved about by so many beauty bloggers. Because of the hype and price of the mask, I really do hope we end up with Nicole Shcerzinger healthy-silky-long-beautiful hair or I'll be quite disappointed.

I also picked up the No7 sheer temptation lipstick in peach coral, I got one of those "£3 off" coupons on no7 from boots so I just picked this up and it's actually really lovely. I also bought my first Too Faced product, the Too Faced la creme lipstick in Bon Bon. When swatching I was torn between the bright colour bon bon and the MLBB Spice spice baby, but since it's summer (yes I'm gonna call the roller coaster weather in England summer) I bought the brighter raspberry colour BonBon.

Finally, I picked up the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade ginger medium 2, slightly a touch to dark but since I'll get slightly darker in summer I can totally work with this. A much needed purchase.

Friday, June 20

What's in my handbag

What's in my handbag/bag posts and videos don't actually interest me all too much! I mean everyone has around about the same stuff in they're bag...but I know that quite a few people love them so I have finally done my first one. 

The bag I have is the Michael Kors Hamilton Satchel, it's a perfect little handbag that my dad very kindly surprised me with. There's also bigger tote version however I think it looks quite awkwardly shaped and on a small person like me it would look huge so the smaller version which I have is perfect for every day use.

In my handbag I have.... A River Island purse which I featured in my haul here, a small pocket mirror from a random shop in Lakeside and River Island tortoise shell sunglasses. I also carry a Sarah Jessica Parker perfume which I carry because I'm trying to use it up and it gets used faster this way. I also have the tony moly perfume stick which is perfume in a stick form and it's really cute. I'm not really a germaphobe but I do carry the Etude House mini jam jam hand sanitiser.

Surprisingly I don't carry any makeup because when I'm out and about I completely forget to touch up or re-apply so it's useless carrying extra bits around. That being said I usually do carry around the lipstick I'll be using that day so it's always in rotation. The lip essentials I carry are the Kiko kiss balm, the crabtree and evelyn lip balm and the etude house miss tangerine lipstick - 3 fuss free lip products. I'm not really a gum person but my brother bought me a peach cobbler flavoured gum pack so I do keep that in my bag and chew on it occasionally, it tastes really yummy!

The random-ish bits in my bag were Mcdonalds tissues, 25p,  and the 'P' charm that had broken off my bracelet.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what was in my bag, I don't carry anything interesting but none the less I hope you like it!

Friday, June 13

Soap and Glory - Feel good factor review

I've been wanting to try out soap and glory's beauty bits for a long time now. So on a recent visit to boots I decided to pick up the Feel good factor aka they're translucent BB cream.I've been using this quite a lot recently and I'm quite taken by this little product.

Straight off, I would not consider this a BB cream as it gives absolutely no colour (being translucent). They do however jointly market it as primer, moisturiser and UV protector - this part of significantly pleases me. It's pretty much a do it all product. When used alone it gives a slight sheen to the skin which I love for no makeup days and lazy days. I can go out or stay in and my skin is still protected with the spf 25 and moisturised, whilst having a subtle glow and very slight colour correction.

The feel good factor can therefore also be used as a primer/makeup base since it smoothes out the surface of the face. I personally don't have a major issue with pores, however my mum tried it and it did improve the appearance of her pores but nothing too major. I love how the product is quite thick and creamy with a nice soft scent, yet it doesn't make your skin oily, or heavy or leave the 'sunscreen cast'.  It just leaves a nice canvas for you to apply your makeup. It's definitely a product for all skin tones and types.

I feel like this a handy little multi-purpose product to keep with you especially whilst travelling or for the up coming festival season, since it combats 3 areas at once. It's also handy if you don't always remember to moisturise, prime and put on spf - or if you just don't have the time.  However for the price of £12 it does seem a little pricey. Luckilly I got this on offer for £8, and I probably would purchase it again if it's on offer. But for the full price? I already have some spf, primers, and moisturisers that I should use up..

Friday, June 6

Mac Brave review

Kylie Jenner's lipstick is just something I adore, whether her new found full lips are surgical improvements or skill full makeup results. I can't deny that I really want the same results. In particular the shade is something that I am head over heels for. That mauve-y, deep burnt rose is just delightful. 

I found Brave by Mac which on first swatch was pretty similar to hers. It's a satin finish lipstick so is matte but not the overly drying type - it's a comfortable matte. But it does accentuate lip lines, chapped lips and so on so be sure to prepare your lips!. 
Colour wise, on the bullet it's like a deep pink with brown undertones - although my camera picked up more of the brown and mauve tones. On my lips which I would say are fairly pigmented it comes up as a mauve pink, which is fairly similar to Kylie's look. But obviously depending on your skin tone and lip pigmentation it will vary.  It is also quite shimmery when swatched which I was quite cautious of but on the lips I can't seem to see any shimmer which is what I had hoped.

The downside for me is the lasting power, the colour wears around the centre of my lips fairly quickly which is quite annoying as it needs maintenance and I'm a forgetful person. I find this lasts around 1-2 hours on me before I need to re-apply, if I don't re-apply then the lipstick's faded but left a dark pink tint to my lips which isn't too bad as it does leave some colour.

Brave is a colour that suits all skin tone in my opinion and it's definitely one to pick up if you're thinking of buying a new lipstick.