Tuesday, 22 April 2014

My Spring Essentials...

First of all, Happy Easter! Hope you had a lovely time off school/college/uni etc. and that you got plenty of chocolate!♥
I've seen post's like this floating around all month and I think it's interesting seeing how different (and sometimes similar!) people's 'spring essentials' are, so why not share mine?

An obvious one, Easter Egg's! What is Spring with out Easter & loads of chocolate? Lindor is my favourite so I got this egg & bunny from my mam & dad, YUM!♥

Soap & Glory 'Mist You Madly' Fragrance Mist, Boots, £3.50 100ml OR £6.50 250ml 
I actually wear this scent all year round because it smells SO good, but I definitely wear this more in Spring as it's so floral and just so Spring appropriate! Also, I often get compliments or people ask what I've got on when I wear this so that's a bonus.♥

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Debenhams, £37
I think everyone is familiar with this ever so famous palette so I'm not going to go into too much! But all the colours included are pretty pinks/plums/rose golds, which in my opinion are very Spring colours! You can create so many different looks with this palette (day & night) so it is definitely worth the money, I have all 3 naked palette's and I love each one, they're such good quality & in my opinion, they're worth the 'hype' they have, but definitely go test one before you buy it so you don't end up spending almost £40 on a palette that doesn't suit you or that you'll end up not wearing!☺

Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo in 'Pink Gold' £4.99, Boots
If you have the Naked 3 palette or any pink coloured eye shadow's that you like to wear, you need this! This is a cream eye shadow so you can wear this alone (which looks pretty still!) but it actually makes a perfect eye shadow primer, putting this underneath with make the colour's stand out so much more.♥

Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Benefit, 8.0g £23.50
If, like me, you're more of a medium skin tone, then this bronzer will be more light on your, if you're more pale, this won't be the same for you (sorry!). Anyway, this is great for a more gentle contour & all over bronzer, for me, it makes me look naturally 'sun-kissed' I guess & just give a healthy colour rather than looking a little ghostly!☺

MUA Blusher in 'Marshmallow' £1, Superdrug
This is a subtle, gentle pink blush that gives you just a slight pop of colour to your cheeks, I don't like a lot of face make up on in Spring so a little bit of this just looks really pretty & natural! Also, for £1, you can't go wrong!☺

MUA Matte Lipstick in 'Peachy Keen' £1, Superdrug
I'm actually not keen on wearing this by itself as my lips are quite darker than this & also my lips have a lot of lines (and are slightly cracked atm). However, with any kind of lip gloss over the top, this looks really nice & since it's a matte lipstick, I find it lasts a lot longer. If you have nice lips that are naturally quite light, this would look super nice on it's own!☺

Benefit Dandelion Lipgloss, Benefit, 15.0ml £14.50
This is a really gentle pink lip gloss which actually looks really good over the MUA lipstick I just mentioned, but it still looks nice on it's own if you're looking for a nice glossy, soft colour!☺

Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in 'Strawberry Shortcake' £7.99, Boots
I absolutely love the Revlon Lip Butters, they're so soft and moisturising but still leave a long lasting pretty colour, this shade is a really light pink which looks so perfect in Spring & Summer!☺

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Polish in 'Dragon Fruit' (Right) Greenberry (Left) £3.99, Superdrug 
I've has these 2 colours on my nails A LOT this Spring, as well as last Spring too! Dragon Fruit is a coral pink colour & Greenberry is a unique green colour. The formula of the Gelly Nail Polishes are amazing, you can get away with just one coat of colour, they're super shiny & really thick but they're not gloopy at all.♥

I know I've kept this quite brief, but I didn't want to make this post too long!
Feel free to ask questions about any products in the comments!
 Thanks for reading!☺


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

My Top 5 Favourite Drugstore Mascara's...

Since most people who are reading blogs (including myself) are students, or people who might not work or don't earn a lot, so I really want to focus on more affordable items on my blog rather than basically reviewing things that people can't afford or have to save up for. I find that a lot of of 'drugstore' products can be better or just as good as high end products anyway.♥

So let this be a beginning of many posts to come based on cheaper products!☺

I've tried soooo many mascaras over the years as it is definitely my number 1 beauty product I couldn't live without. So here are my top 5 favourites...

1. L'Oreal Miss Manga

Boots, £8.99

This comes in close first as my favourite, it applies so nicely and is a really dark, rich black so it really looks like you're wearing false lashes, if you want a natural looking mascara I'd stay away from this as you won't get that with it. It adds quite a bit of length and volume to your lashes without being too clumpy or anything. 

2. Maybelline The Falsies

Boots, £7.99

This mascara is so popular, I've seen so many Youtubers and Bloggers rave about it, even though it is a really nice, daytime mascara I wouldn't say it's my top favourite, but I would 100% recommend it whether you're looking for a natural look or not, it is really build-able and will probably suit short, stumpy lashes as well as really long thin lashes. It's definitely a mascara that I'd recommend you pick up if you don't quite know what you're looking for but you just need something new!

3. Soap & Glory Thick and Fast

Boots, £10

I came across this mascara a few years about and I wore this mascara pretty much the whole way through my last year at school because I loved it so much, but I think after my third or fourth tube ran out I never ever came back to it and lost my love for it, but then I ended up with this again as it was included in this years giant Soap & Glory box that they bring out each year over Christmas and sells out after a day (you know which one I mean?). So after I'd dumped it, I'm glad we have been reunited again, I like this for something to quickly apply that will look nice and natural but still quite thick, I also found that it takes ages to run out or get dry as over my year(ish) phase with this as I only bought about 3-4. Definitely recommend!☺

4. Revlon Lash Potion 

Boots, £9.99

If you're a fan of big thick chunky brushes then you'll probably love this, I'm not keen on the brush as I prefer quite thin ones but the formula of this mascara is so nice that I don't even care about the brush! Like the Falsies mascara, it can be used for a natural everyday look or for a false lash effect, it is so build-able and it definitely adds some length to your lashes. I don't have much to say about this one, it's just a really nice mascara!☺

5. Maybelline Big Eyes

Boots, £8.99

OK, so I saved the best till last! This is definitely my favourite out of the 5 and I have been reaching for this A LOT since I got it! What I love most about this mascara is the fact it has 2 brushes, 1 for upper lashes & 1 for lower lashes, they both do their job perfectly, the lower brush is a small thin brush that literally makes it so easy to get each bottom lash coated but without any mess under your eyes! The upper lash brush is more thicker and has a different shape but again, it makes it easier to coat each lash with little mess (I'm really messy with mascara lol). On the note of being messy with mascara, because this doesn't have a long wand I don't accidentally get a huge blob on my cheek when applying either! As well as the brushes being so amazing, the formula is really nice and I guess it does give you that look of 'Big Eyes'. I LOVE this!♥

Thank you for reading if you eventually made it to the bottom!☺
Feel free to leave any comments, I'd like to know if you use any of these or if you're going to try any, or even if there's any that you recommend for me?


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Laquer's Review with Swatches...

Happy April! Before I start this review I just want to apologise for the lack of posts in March, things have happened, I've been busy and generally a little unmotivated, but mainly because I've been planning upcoming posts and I don't want to give away what they're going to be about but let's just say, I can't actually write just yet as I'm still experimenting ;-)

Anyway... Onto the subject! I bought my first Rimmel Apocalips sometime last year and I've been a tad obsessed with them since, I now own 6... Oops!

(From Left to Right) Across The Universe, Stellar, Apocaliptic, Luna, Stargazer and Light Year

Across The Universe:

This shade is a gorgeous dark, rich red that probably suits some more than others, I sometimes wear just this with a red lip liner or I'll dab it over a red lipstick to darken it up a bit and give it a glossy look.


The colour of this is hard to describe as it's a mix between red, pink and orange in my opinion, kind of like a dark yet bright coral (if that's even possible?). It is a rather daring shade so if you're into bright, edgy colours, this will probably be your perfect summer shade!☺


I think this is the most 'famous' shade from the Apocalips range - It's the one Kate Moss wears on the adverts! Also judging by the name I'm assuming that it's kind of 'the face of the range'. It's a really pretty pink, personally, it's not for me as I never wear pinks unless they're really light but if you're a big pink lipstick fan, this is definitely for you!


Now, this is my favourite shade out of them all, it's a lovely soft peachy colour which is literally perfect for spring/summer, I think it suits my skin tone quite well and I have used this quite a lot & I will continue to use it until it runs out - then I'll buy another! Love Love LOVE!♥


I'm not sure if this was an American exclusive as I can't find this on any UK website, but I actually got this from the Make Up Stall in the Metrocentre (if you're from the North East you'll probably know what stall I'm talking about) so I'm sorry if you can't find this! But I really love this shade, it's a sheer, sparkly nude which looks so good over a nude or brown lipstick or even just on it own, it will probably suit you best if you have a medium to dark skin tones so I'd probably stay away from this if you're pale.

Light Year:

Again, I got this off the Make Up Stall so more apologies if you can't get a hold of this! However I'm not a massive fan of this shade anyway, it looks better in the bottle than it did on my lips, I love a good brown lip but I just think this is a tad dark for me!

Overall, I really love the Apocalips range from Rimmel, they're definitely one of the best products that Rimmel have ever brought out. The formulation of them are so gorgeous, they feel super soft & moisturising on your lips and even though they give off such a glossy look they definitely are not sticky at all, but most of all, I love how vibrant the colours all are, they are so so so perfect.
If you haven't tried these yet then I really recommend you do, they're around £5-£6 - depending on the shop you go to, they're really worth the money and even if you don't like them, they aren't a big investment to lose out on anyway!

Feel free to leave any comments☺