Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover

Hi Guys!

I love wearing make up don’t get my wrong but I hate itwhen its late and you know you need to take your make up off but you really cant be arsed and you know you shouldn’t reach for them make up wipes that are so terrible for your skin but they’re so easy and every lazy girls dream right?

Recently I brought the Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover and oh my god its lovely! You just pop a few sprays onto a cotton pad and your make up (pardon the pun) literally melts of your skin. The consistency of this product does feel very oily on the skin and can leave your skin feeling greasy so if this is something you don’t like I personally wouldn’t recommend this product. This remover takes off any stubborn make up and removes eye make up too which I always find some products don’t quite get all your mascara off and you end up looking like a panda!

Although I am really enjoying this product I don’t feel that all my makeup is removed after using it, so I like to wash my face with something else just to be sure. This product is great for the times you don’t have time to do a full evening routine and just need a quick and easy way to remove your make up.

Whats your favourite makeup remover?

Speak soon

Em x

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Holy Grail Foundation

Hi Guys!

After searching for years for my holy grail foundation I think I might have found it! I’m so excited to tell you all about it! About a month ago I went into Selfridges and went to the Urban Decay counter after watching so many Youtube videos on the All Nighter

IMG_7239foundation I just knew I had to try it.

Firstly the lady at the counter was lovely and put two different colours on my skin at first she chose 4.5, she put a light layer all over my face and told me to have a walk around and come back later on as this foundation oxidises on some peoples skin and I’m so glad I did.  The colour seemed perfect in the lighting however after about an hour walking around my face went orange and the colour was awful so I went back to the lady who told me this is why she tells customers to walk around first to make sure they get the right shade. The second shade she chose was 3.5 and again I waited about fifteen minutes to see if this colour oxidised too but this colour was perfect.

This foundation is absolutely beautiful it blends like a dream, I use my real techniques sponge which is my favourite tool to use for foundation as I think it gives the best coverage. The coverage is full coverage, the foundation is thick as has a firm consistency when on the back of your hand, it covers any imperfections or redness on the skin which is great for me as I suffer from acne and have redness and scarring but you couldn’t tell when I wear this foundation. The finish is matte and waterproof and it lasts all day and stays perfect. I recently went to see Adele in London and wore this foundation all day long we travelled a couple of hours went to the concert and when we got back to the hotel my make up looked fresh and exactly how i’d put it on in the morning, I love it!

What more could you possibly need in a foundation?!

Have you tried it? Let me know!

Speak soon

Em x

 

Lush bath bombs

Who doesn’t love Lush bath bombs?!

When I am in the mood to have a nice soak in the bath I cant wait to choose my bath bomb. I love Lush bath bombs even though they can be pricey they are worth it they leave you feeling so relaxed and clean, your skin feels super soft and the bathroom smells amazing!!

I used this bath bomb the other night I think its called shoot for the stars? I may be wrong as it came in a Christmas gift box. The colours were beautiful and very relaxing and the smell was gorgeous not too sweet which I think goes with the Christmas smells.

My top bath bombs are:

  • Luxury Lush Pud
  • Twilight
  • The comforter
  • Candy mountain
  • Snow fairy wand

I love the luxury lush pud and twilight as they aren’t too sweet, the lush pud is christmassy and smells like cinnamon, and twilight is musky and strong scented, where as the comforter, candy mountain and snow fairy wand are very sweet but I love them just as much!

What are your favourites?

Em x

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The Fig and Olive

Hi everyone!

Near where I live there is a lovely little restaurant inside a garden centre called The Fig and Olive, the decor is beautiful and the food is great, they do afternoon tea which my mom did for my 21st birthday, which was absolutely gorgeous and beautifully lay out, we are planning on going there next week to do it again.

However last week on the way back home my mom asked if I wanted to go for lunch as we were just nearby The Fig and Olive so we decided to go. When we arrived it was just before lunchtime about 11:30 so we got the choice of ordering breakfast or having lunch, we decided to have a coffee and wait for lunch.

When I came for afternoon tea the salmon and cream cheese sandwiches were amazing and on the lunch menu they had a salmon and cream cheese bagel so for me it was a definite must thats what I was going to have, along with a sharing platter which I had with my mom. The food was really fresh and tasted great and I would really recommend this to anyone nearby, the staff are great, the food is fresh, and it is reasonably priced toobonus!

Have you ever been? let me know!

Speak soon

Em x

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The best day in London!

So back in September it was my 21st birthday, Me and Ciaran went to London for the day and we had so much fun. We got the train early morning it only took us 1hr20 so we literally had the whole day there.

Firstly we went to Oxford Street had a look around the Primark there was HUGE! every girls dream but I didnt want to shop I wanted to sightsee all day so we went to find harrods. I had never been to harrods before and I just wanted to say I’ve been, it was nice to have a walk round and not everything in there is expensive, it is a really big store and can be a bit confusing while walking around.

We then on the tube to find the the London Eye, we had always wanted to go on it so when we got the chance we were so excited! It was one of the best experiences of my life the views were absolutely beautiful and it was so nice to be doing all of this alongside my best friend. It took us about 40 mins to go round and we did it just in time as when we got off it poured it down with rain and went dark and cloudy.

We decided to walk to Buckingham Palace and on the way we walked past Big Ben and were lucky enough to hear it chime. When we got to the Palace there wasnt many people around which was nice as we could go right up to the gates.  One of my favourite places in London is Covent Garden, the shops are lovely and there are so many lovely places to eat, we went to a gorgeous steak house the food was amazing.

I really love London and we had such an amazing day together, our feet were killing by the time we got back on the train to go home, but it was one of the best days ever.

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Have you been to London? Wheres your favourite place?

Speak soon

Em xx

BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA!

The name of this mascara is either why you want to try it, or like me you’ve watched so many youtube videos and it keeps popping up so I had to give it a go too. The packaging is a pearly pink with embossed writing. This Mascara is £19.

The applicator on this mascara is very full, it doesn’t have the individual bristles to catch each eyelash. The brush also holds a lot of product which I think can make your lashes look clumpy if your not careful when applying, I think this is because when you take the img_7227applicator out there isn’t a pop noise like some mascaras I have used which usually squeezes off some product. Too Faced say  that after three coats ‘you will believe in magic’. Three coats before my lashes look the best they can when using this mascara? I have used mascaras which have impressed me on the first application, I do agree you need more coats on your lashes to make them look like they stand out.

I do like the look I get when using this mascara I think your eyelashes look fuller and slightly longer however I dont think it makes your eyes stand out as much as my previous favourite Benefit Roller Lash.

Whats your best recommendations for me?

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Em xx

 

Charles Worthington Shampoo&Conditioner

I went into Boots the other day and I was looking for a new silver shampoo and conditioner. I have been using one which I liked but fancied a changed, I saw that the Charles Worthington was on offer 2 for £10 so I picked them up.

The shampoo is brilliant is is a deep purple colour and a little bit goes a long way. I left the shampoo on for a little bit not too long as didn’t want my hair to go purple and washed it off. It has a lovely scent and I really do think you can tell your hair has had the silver shampoo on it. The conditioner is not as purple more lilac in colour and leaves your hair feeling silky smooth and I also think it helped to brighten the blonde.

IMG_7232.png  Whats your recommendations for the best silver shampoo and                                                        conditioner?

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Em xx

Tartelette in bloom eyeshadow palette

How lovely is this eye shadow palette?  Firstly I really love the packaging I think the hot pink stands out and the gold writing really compliments the colours together. The palette is very sturdy and has a really good sized mirror inside which is great for when you’re travelling.

The eye shadow colours are natural from a white to highlight your brow bone to a dark brown to create the perfect smokey eye. The shadows are mainly matte however there are a few shimmery shades nothing to glittery which I think is nice for someone who wants to more of a subtle look. Something I like about this palette is that you can use all of the colours where as some brands you wouldn’t use all them. I really enjoy creating different looks with all the different colours and look forward to sharing some with you one day.
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Whats your favourite eye shadow palettes? Let me know!

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Em xx

Make Up Forever HD Foundation

Hi,

Isn’t everyone talking about this foundation? I had to jump on the bandwagon and buy myself a bottle. I went into Sephora and asked the lady to match this to my skin tone, and I was really excited to try it out. I really like the bottle I think its simple and it has a pump which of course is always a bonus!

img_7213Make Up Forever claim that this foundation is –

  • Second skin feel
  • Medium covergage
  • Natural look
  • Flawless
  • Moisturising
  • Blends seamlessly
  • Conceals imperfections

I do agree with these pin points you cant feel the foundation on your skin, its not heavy or thick. I would say that it is a natural look as you cant tell you have foundation on especially with one layer. I think the look is flawless it does cover your imperfections personally I build mine to a more full coverage as with one layer I dont think it covers all my redness and scarring however with just one layer it is a lovely natural coverage. It has a slightly dewy finish but it isnt too much I always add a little bit of powder to my T zone just to stop any annoying oil peaking through. I use a beauty blender and find it does blend very well and it does help to conceal your imperfections better when using a beauty blender rather than a brush.

I personally like a full coverage foundation as I have a lot of redness and scarring from acne over the years, so the more coverage the better for me haha! This foundation is very easy to build and doesn’t give you the cakey look and it stays all on all day. I find it very light on the skin even when I build it to a heavier coverage and I find it extremely comfortable to wear. I like the overall look and I would recommend this to any skin type, however would recommend the use of a oil control setting spray for those with oily skin.

I also find my concealer, contour and hightlight all blends very well on top of this foundation and it gives you a flawless finish, I would definitely buy this product again, and would put it in my top 5 favourite foundations.

Whats your holy grail foundation?

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Em xx

 

 

 

Too Faced Hangover Primer

Hi everyone!

When I was in New York I went to Sephora and picked up some make up and beauty products. I wanted to try out a new primer, I had heard a lot about the  Too Faced Hangover Primer so I picked one up and I am so glad I did, it is amazing! I love the packaging as I think its girly and cute, I LOVE the fact it has a pump it makes it so much easier it use and that the tube is soft so you dont have to worry about squeezing it into your make up bag. The primer is £27 which I think is reasonable as you only have to use a small amount at a time.

So what does Too Faced claim this primer will do to your skin?

  • hydrateimg_7214-copy-2
  • smooth
  • brighten

I agree to each of these following points, It has coconut water in the product which is what makes your skin feel hydrated. Before you apply your foundation your skin looks brighter and refreshed.

I also like how it is extremely light weight and doesnt feel tacky on your skin as comes out more as a moisturiser than a paste which is easier to rub into your skin.

When I wear this primer my make up stays on my skin all day and I have never had that with any other product. I never miss this step anymore, and I will definitely be adding this to my holy grain make up collection.

Whats your favourite primer?

Speak soon

Em xx