Thursday, 17 July 2014

Liquid Liner Love


When it comes to liquid eyeliner, there's a few key features I look for. For me, a good liner has to be waterproof, smudge-proof, long lasting, highly pigmented and easy to apply. Today, I'll be sharing three liquid eyeliners that tick all of these boxes!


First up is the L'Oreal Superliner in the shade "Black Lacquer". It has a long, tapered tip, which allows you to create both thick and thin lines. It's also really good at creating the perfect cat flick. What impressed me the most about this liner is its staying power; it lasts the whole day without smudging or fading. What's more, at the end of the day, it looks nearly as good as when you first applied it - amazing!


If the thick nib on the original superliner isn't for you then the L'Oreal Perfect Slim liner may be worth a try. This liner has a very thin tip, which makes it easier to create thinner and more accurate lines. You can achieve a subtle look with this but it can easily be built up for a more dramatic look. The formula of this is also great - it's waterproof, smudge proof and long lasting.


I got my hands on the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner when it came free with Glamour magazine last month. I decided to get the eyeliner in the shade "navy" as I thought it would make a nice change from the classic black eyeliner look I usually go for. I also thought it would be nice to experiment with colours a bit more! I found that the subtle pop of colour really makes your eyes stand out. The formula of this is really good and application is easy, but due to the thick nib, you do end up with a thicker line.

(Top to Bottom) L'Oreal Superliner in Black Lacquer // L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim in Intense Black // Eyeko Navy Skinny Liquid Eyeliner.

Have you tried any of these products? What's your favourite liquid eyeliner at the moment?

Friday, 11 July 2014

Born Pretty Store Review + 10% Off Discount Code

Hi guys! Today I'll be sharing a few products that I was sent from the Born Pretty Store. If you haven't checked them out already, then I'd recommend that you do! Born Pretty sell a huge range of makeup products for very affordable prices and also offer free delivery worldwide.



The first product I'm sharing today is the white handled makeup brush set.* This set contains eight brushes that come in a beautiful pink case, which is very handy as it means that you can easily travel with these brushes. I love the design of this set; I think the girly white and pink colour scheme is very cute! Inside the case you get a blush brush, two eyeshadow brushes, an eyebrow brush, an eyeliner brush, a lip brush, an eyelash comb and a sponge applicator. All of the brushes are soft and easy to work with. They also wash well with minimal shedding. If you're looking for a makeup brush kit on a tight budget, then you should definitely have a look at this one - it would make a great starter set as it's very inexpensive. It's also good quality, especially considering it only costs just under £5!



Next, I recieved a Natural Lip Plumper Cream Moisture Gloss* in the shade 09. I love the colour of this lipstick; it's a nice rose pink that is fab for summer! It's also very affordable yet good quality as it feels moisturising on the lips and applies very nicely too. I also love the glossy finish it gives the lips - I'l be wearing this shade a lot this season!

The Born Pretty Store are offering my readers 10% off! Just make sure to add the code "LOVEH10" at the checkout.



What do you think of these products? Have you tried anything from the Born Pretty Store? :)


*PR Sample

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara | Review

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Review
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Review
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara*

I'm a big fan of Bourjois products; it's definitely one of my favourite high street makeup brands. However, I haven't tried many of their mascaras, so I was happy to get the chance to review the newly released Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara.*

This mascara is designed to give you maximum volume from every angle. I love the unique brush, which has wraparound spherical bristles. The innovative brush helps coat and define each lash and creates instant volume. As you can see from the pictures above, it really does make a big difference to my lashes. You only need a few coats of this and it adds an amazing amount of volume and length, so I'm very impressed with this mascara! It also leaves your lashes clump free, curled and gives a false eyelash effect. Another great thing about this mascara is the fact that it lasts all day without flaking. When you do need to remove this at the end of the day, it comes off very easily and quickly with a makeup remover - so that's another bonus!

Overall, I think I'll be repurchasing this when it runs out - it's one of the best highstreet mascaras I've tried. It gives amazing volume and length, so I couldn't ask for more! I'd recommend giving this a go if you're looking for an affordable but great quality mascara.  It's available to buy from Boots for just £9.99.

Have you tried this Bourjois mascara? What did you think of it?


*PR Sample

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Micellar Waters | Garnier vs L'Oreal

L'Oreal Micellar Water (Boots, Superdrug)  // Garnier Micellar Water (Boots, Superdrug)

I'm sure you've all heard of micellar waters by now. They are extremely popular in the beauty community! These ultra gentle water solutions easily dissolve makeup and cleanse the skin. I find that I use these to remove the bulk of my makeup before I go on to thoroughly cleanse the skin with a cleansing balm.

Today, I will be comparing the Garnier and L'Oreal micellar waters. I've already reviewed the L'Oreal version on my blog here, which was the first one I tried out of the two. I found that it was amazing at removing my makeup and I loved how soothed it left my skin feeling. The only downside to the product was the packaging. Its rectangle lid and large nozzle make it way too easy to waste the product! It's very hard to control the amount of product that comes out, so I tend to have to be very careful when using this and often waste quite a bit.

On a recent shopping trip to Superdrug, I spotted the Garnier micellar water. The first thing I noticed was the fact that it's twice the size of the L'Oreal version and the same price! Both of the products are £4.99 but are often sold at half price. Much like the L'Oreal version, the Garnier micellar water is effective at removing makeup and does so without irritating the skin or stinging the eyes. Once I've used this, my skin is left feeling and looking refreshed, soothed and toned. I also love the packaging on this; it has a cute pink lid and it reminds me of the popular Bioderma micellar water. It's designed a lot better than L'Oreal's offering as it has a small nozzle that you can easily control by squeezing the bottle.

Although the two solutions are very similar, for me, the winner has to be the Garnier version. It's simply because you get twice the amount of product and you don't have to worry about any product wastage. The huge bottle will definitely last a long time so it's much better value for money.

What's your favourite Micellar Water? Have you tried any of these ones?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub
If you suffer from dry lips and are yearning for a smooth and supple pout, then there's no need to go out and purchase a pricey lip scrub. Why not try creating your own? Recently, I decided to give making a honey and sugar lip scrub a try and I was really pleased with the results! It's very easy to make and only a few ingredients are required, which you probably already have stored in your kitchen cupboard. This scrub will help gently remove any dead skin and you'll be left with flake-free, super soft lips!

Ingredients

1/2 a teaspoon of Olive Oil
2 tablespoons of White Sugar
1 teaspoon of Honey

Method

HOW TO: DIY Lip Scrub
Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl or container, making sure that it's all combined together well. Depending on the consistency you want, you can add more or less of the ingredients. The olive oil is excellent at deeply moisturising the lips, the honey contains essential vitamins and minerals and the white sugar helps with exfoliation.

HOW TO: DIY Lip Scrub

Once you've finished, massage the scrub onto your lips for a few minutes. Next, simply wipe it off and you'll be left with perfect, lipstick-ready lips!

Will you be giving this a go? :)


P.S. Don't forget to enter my MAC giveaway if you haven't already!
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