Saturday, 23 February 2013

My 10 Beauty Tips!

Hey Everyone,
Today i thought i would share with some of my beauty tips!

1. Heat up your eyelash curler before using it, not so it burns you obviously but it helps curl your lashes easier and better and helps them keep their curl.

2. If you are out of makeup remover you can use body lotion to remove makeup, it even works well on mascara. 

3. Wash your make up brushes regularly to remove any of the bacteria that is on the brush as if you use dirty brushes all the bacteria on the brush you will be putting it onto your face, which can cause spots. Also clean brushes apply makeup more evenly.

4. Always wear suncream, even if it is cloudy and raining outside the sun can still damage your skin. Even if you wear foundation or tinted moisturiser with SPF, its better than nothing.

5. Drink lots of water, i know you are probably sick and tired of hearing this tip but honestly it does work it makes your skin so much more healthy. Drinking lots of water can also really help your hair and nails be more healthy.

6. Use a nude or white eyeliner on your water line rather than a black eyeliner as a nude or white eyeliner helps brighten up your eyes and make them appear bigger, whereas a black eyeliner can sometimes make your eyes seem smaller.

7. Pat your concealer instead of rubbing it, this conceals things better and also if you apply concealer under your eyes, if you pat it in it can help prevent wrinkles around the eye area. 

8. Don't pump your mascara what i mean by this is don't move the wand up and down in the tube really quickly as this get more air in the tube, causing the mascara to dry out quicker.

9. When buying a new foundation by yourself, don't test the shade on your hand as the skin on you hand is a different shade to your face. The best place to test foundation is on the jaw line.

10. If you run out of nail polish remover and your nails are all chipped and horrible the best way to remove it is to apply a top coat of clear nail polish and straight after you apply it, wipe it of with a cotton ball.

Do you have any beauty tips?

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Makeup I Have Purchased Recently!

 Hey Everyone,

How are you today? So like many people in England, I am on Half Term Break and personally that's my excuse to go shopping and have some retail therapy. Personally i'm one of those people who browse through the racks pick up loads of things go to walk to the checkout and end up putting them all back. So i never really buy much, except for makeup. But after all that ramble i thought i would show you the four things i got.

The first things i got were from Superdrug. I've heard about these palettes so much and apparently they are very comparable to the Naked Palettes by Urban Decay. The palettes i got were MUA Heaven and Earth and MUA Undress Me Too. I was originally going to get Undressed but they didn't have it at my Superdrug.  These palettes were both £4, which i think is amazing deal since you get 12 eyeshadows that are really pigmented.

The next two things i got were the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze (which i believe is called Bad to the Bronze in America, which i don't understand why they have different names!).The Colour Tattoo costs £4.99 which is quite decent i think. The next thing i got is a Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba which is meant to be comparable to Peachykeen by Mac, but its such a pretty everyday blush colour. If you haven't tried these blushes by Natural Collection you defiantly should they are one of the best blushes i have tried and they are so affordable at £1.99 each.  These two things i purchased were from Boots.

What makeup have you purchased recently?

Monday, 18 February 2013

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Perfume

Hey Everyone,
Today I have my thoughts on the Wonderstruck perfume created by Taylor Swift (with Olivier Gillotin of Givaudan). 

I'd heard so much hype around this perfume and really wanted to try it. I believe it came out back in July for the UK, i received this for Christmas and have been in love ever since. I wouldn't say this has great lasting power like most Perfume's do but i love this scents. It's a fruity-floral, girly scent (it kinda reminds me of Britney Spears Fantasy!) The sent is described as....

Alluring the flawless beauty of freesia, apple blossom and raspberry spark a swirl of vibrancy and feminine allure.
Authentic the heart, a sweet surprise of blissful vanilla is embellished by airy, sun drenched honeysuckle and white hibiscus.
Engaging notes of golden amber and sandalwood are woven with a kiss of lush peach.
I can defiantly smell vanilla and to be honest vanilla is one of the only smells i can smell in a perfume and name it. I can't smell a perfume and say 'oh yes, this has scents of amber, pomegranate and cherry blossom!' and i don't know many people who can.
The bottle is amazing and so pretty, its purple holographic with a gold charms (Bird Cage, Dove and a spike ball? i don't even know what it is exactly!)
I can't wait till the new Taylor Swift Enchanted Perfume comes to the UK!

Have you tried or smelt this perfume? What do you think of it?

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Wishlist #2

Hey everyone,
So i did one of these last month and i thought i would show you a few of the things on my Wishlist this month.

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I've been wanting a new pair of Converse for ages, so I decided to include this in my wishlist, i decided that when/if i purchase them, i wanted to get black because i think they will go with most things and won't get as dirty as the white ones. I also want to try some more or the Real Techniques brushes as i have the Expert Face Brush and i love it so i really want to try more (instead of buying the Sigma Brush Set, which was in my last Wishlist). Benefit Highbeam and the Mac Lipstick (Brick-o-la) have been on my mental wishlist for ages, i think the Mac Lipstick is such a nice everyday colour. I think the jumper from Topshop would be perfect for spring!

What's on your wishlist? Also if you have tried any of these products, tell me what you think of them!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Urban Decay - OZ Theodora Palette

Hey Everyone,
Today I have a first impressions and swatches on the Urban Decay - OZ Theodora Palette. This  palette contains 6 eyeshadows (but 8 shades.) The packaging is so pretty and colourful, its also really protective as the packaging is hard metal that securely, shuts tight. This palette is meant to give you everything you need to create Theodora's captivating look. Theodora is played by Mila Kunis is the new movie OZ The Great and Powerful which is in theaters March 8th. These shadows feel so creamy and are so pigmented. The eyeshadows blend really nicely and i cant wait to try out different looks with this palette. The palette does come with a 'get the look' card, which shows you how to get the look of Theodora. 

Shades: Top Row
BROKEN - Pale Cream, Satin
BEWARE - Warm Brown, Matte
Bewitch - Dark Brown, Satin

Shades: Bottom Row
WEST - Deep Charcoal Brown, Shimmer
Spell - Black with Green and Gold Shimmer & Mustard Gold, Shimmer
Jealous - Light and Dark Green, Shimmer

This palette also come with one of the o' so famous 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero(Black) and one of their Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in F-bomb (Medium-Dark Red).

This palette is £35 and is available exclusively at Debenhams for a limited time.  

Friday, 8 February 2013

20 Random Facts About Me!

Hey Everyone,
I know this post and video has been going around a lot recently and you're probably sick of them by now, but i really wanted to do it and its not like they're all the same, so i hope you enjoy.

 1 - I don't have a sense of rhythm or tune - this doesn't me from dancing or singing though, i just look like a freak when doing so.

2 - I probably spend about 3/4 of my day laughing, probably because of my friends, but by the end of the day my stomach hurts from laughing. 

 3 - I get freaked out so easily, me and scary movies do not mix well.

4 - I prefer ordering online, because  i love getting excited waiting for it to arrive.

5 - I'm a heavy sleeper, i sleep through almost everything including most alarms. 

 6 - I don't cry very often, i'm not the type of person to cry at a movie.

 7 - I'm good in bad situations, i rarely freak out and panic.

 8 - I'm so easily excited.

 9 - I've never been abroad, but i really want to travel when i am older.

10 - I have quite an obsession with nail polish, even though i hate painting my nails!

11 - I love to run!

12 -  I love quotes and pictures such as the one below (they also look pretty!)

13 - My life would be so boring without my friends, i don't know what i would do without them!

14 - I used to love building the Lego building kits with my brother! (especially the Star War ones!).

15 - As a child, I was so determined and was quite independent, compared to other children.

16 - I quite like childish programs and movies, i think they are lighthearted and quite entertaining.

17 - I think about the most simplistic things sometimes, which is quite good because it keeps me entertained in boring situations *cough* English *cough*. What i mean by this, is i could start wondering about how a light works (and why someone decided to create such a thing)and it could leave me fascinated for hours! But I don't think its just me that does that!

18 - I love to sing to Adele song, there are the type of songs you could belt you heart out at, however i don't really listen to them if i'm not going to sing to them. 

19 - I've never really been interested in celebrity's (except Selena Gomez, when i was about 8). 

20 - I love action movies more than chick-flicks, even though i do enjoy to watch chick-flicks .

Monday, 4 February 2013

LUSH - Popcorn Lip Scrub

Hey everyone, how was your Monday?! Today i have a review on the Popcorn Lip Scrub from LUSH!
'Be a blockbuster success and have them queuing for the squeal. Coconut Oil, sugar and a buttery, caramel taste!'

So for Christmas i got a LUSH set from my Grandparents and one of the tings inside was the Popcorn Lip Scrub, normally this product is £5.25 (don't quote me on that!) which i think is a little over priced for a pot of  sugar and a few other ingredients. I do like this product i use it in the morning before i apply any other lip products and it does help my lips be more smooth, but i don't see much if a long term difference. I don't think i will repurchase it, but i will use this one up! I don't really like the taste, even though i love popcorn, but i've heard a lot about the bubblegum one.

Have you tried this product, what do you think of it?

Thanks for reading!