Sunday, 24 August 2014

New In | Real Techniques, Rimmel and Makeup Revolution

New In Haul - Real Techniques, Rimmel and Makeup Revolution
Every now and then I like to treat myself a little bit. Doesn't everyone?! So for today's post, I thought I'd share my latest beauty buys with you. I'll be sharing products from Real Techniques, Rimmel and Makeup Revolution. Here's what I picked up...

New In Haul - Real Techniques, Rimmel and Makeup Revolution

I'm a huge fan of Real Techniques brushes - so much so that I decided to add two more to my collection. If you're a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I loved both The Core Collection and The Eyes Starter Set. I find Real Techniques brushes so incredibly soft and easy to work with. When I first applied my makeup using their brushes, I was amazed at what a huge difference they make - they apply makeup flawlessly. And of course, they are such good value for money! My latest additions are the blush brush and the powder brush - I can't wait to try them out!

New In Haul - Real Techniques, Rimmel and Makeup Revolution

I purchased a few Rimmel London products. First up, I bought the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in the shade "Silky Beige." I know, I know, I'm super late to try this one out! Many have vowed this a must-have product, so seeing as I wanted to try out a new powder anyway, I thought it was about time I gave this one a go. I'll mainly use this product to set my makeup to avoid an oily T-Zone at the end of the day. I also bought a Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in the shade "Sable Brown." I've wanted to try a brown eyeliner for ages for when I want to achieve a more natural and subtle eyeliner look - and this liner is the perfect shade.

New In Haul - Real Techniques, Rimmel and Makeup Revolution
I'm sure a lot of you have heard of Makeup Revolution; there's been quite a hype surrounding this brand recently, so I decided to give a few of their products a try for myself. The product I was most excited to get was the Ultra Blush Palette in "Sugar and Spice." It contains six shades that can be used for blusher, contouring and highlighting. I think the shades are beautiful and I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of this palette! Next, I purchased two eyeshadow palettes; The Iconic 1 and Acid Brights. I chose the Iconic 1 as it's the perfect everyday palette. As I want to experiment with colour a bit more and get out of my neutrals comfort zone when it comes to eyeshadow, I decided to add the Acid Brights palette to my basket.
  New In Haul - Real Techniques, Rimmel and Makeup Revolution

I'm definitely more of a nude/pink lipstick kind of girl, but I thought I'd try a red lipstick and purchased an Amazing lipstick in "Dare," a deep matte red. The next product I bought is a single powder blush in the shade "Now!" - a lovely pale pink that will be great for creating a natural glow. The last two products were bought on a whim (well, mainly because I needed a few more products to qualify for free delivery!). I got the Focus & Fix Eye Primer and the Eyebrow Kit in Light/Medium - I have high hopes for both of these products!

So those are my latest buys! I will be reviewing these products on the blog in the near future, so watch out for those posts if you're interested!

What products have you added to your collection lately? Have you tried any of these?

Monday, 18 August 2014

L'Oreal True Match Foundation | Review

L'Oreal True Match Foundation | Review

L'Oreal True Match Foundation

After reading tons of rave reviews about it, I decided to give the L'Oreal True Match Foundation a try. I'd been wanting to try a new foundation for a good while and its promise of natural looking, flawless skin drew me in.

The thing that makes this foundation stand out from all of the other drugstore foundations is its shade range. There's a huge selection of shades to choose from; 23 to be exact - which is amazing for the high street. True Match caters for warm, neutral and cool tones - so there's a shade for everyone. Usually, I have trouble when trying to match a foundation colour as I find that many foundations are too pink toned for me. However, I didn't have any problem whatsoever with this range. I went with the shade "W4" as I have warm, yellow undertones and it matches my summer tan perfectly.

True Match has a silky texture and feels super lightweight on the skin. It gives medium coverage that is buildable and blends beautifully. It covers any blemishes and redness effortlessly and doesn't cling to any dry patches. I would say that this foundation gives a satin finish as it's not a dewy or matte finish, rather it's somewhere in between. It offers a flawless yet natural, skin-like finish with a hint of radiance and a brightening effect to the skin. I find that this foundation is pretty long lasting with no need for touch-ups; it stays put until the end of the day with minimal shine. It contains SPF17 and comes in a 30ml glass bottle with an inbuilt pump.

My thoughts overall? I love this product and I'd happily recommend it to anyone! It's my current favourite highstreet/drugstore foundation and I think it will be for a long while!

The L'Oreal True Match foundation is priced at £9.99 - and I think it's worth every penny!
It's available to buy from: Boots | Superdrug | Feel Unique |

What's your current favourite foundation? Have you tried this one?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Outfit: White Summer Dress

Outfit: White Summer Dress
Outfit: White Summer Dress
Dress: Primark
Floral Hairband: eBay
Necklace & Bracelets: H&M

On one of the recent sunny days we've had in London, I took the opportunity to wear this white summer dress. It was a bargain at just £5.00 - gotta love Primark! It's such a pretty dress that is so easy to wear. What I love about it the most is how comfy and light it feels. It's one of those dresses that you can just throw on and it will still look like you've made a decent amount of effort! I love the detailing on the top half of the dress and I think it's really flattering due to the fitted waist. It's also great for showing off your tan!

I teamed this dress with a gorgeous floral headband from eBay, a gold ring necklace, chunky bracelets and a pair of sandals. I love how feminine and girly this look is!

What do you think of this outfit?

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Avon Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask | Review

Avon Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask Review

Avon Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask Review
Avon Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask // Avon (£2.50)

One of my favourite things to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon is to apply a face mask. Not only are face masks incredibly relaxing, but they're also a great way to give your skin a bit of a pick me up. A face mask I've been loving recently is the Avon Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask.

This mask claims to act like a magnet and pull out any pore clogging dirt and leave your skin looking a lot clearer. It contains salicylic acid, an ingredient which is great for keeping your skin perfectly clear and spot free.

Due to its gel-like consistency, this mask is super easy to apply as it glides on the skin easily. It's a black colour when wet but once it dries, it turns a light grey. I find that it takes around ten to fifteen minutes to dry depending on how thick I've applied it. Once the mask is fully dry, my skin feels tighter, but not in an uncomfortable way. One thing I really like about this mask is the fact that you can see it's working. You can see where it pulls out the oils and in my case, it was mainly around the nose and chin area.

To remove the mask, take a damp face cloth and simply wipe it off. It comes off pretty easily with minimal effort. Once removed, I find that my skin is left feeling and looking clean, clear and soft.

All in all, this is an amazing face mask and I'd recommend it to anyone with combination or oily skin. It's originally £5 but it's currently on offer for just £2.50 - a definite bargain. It's available to purchase from Avon's online shop.

What's your current favourite face mask?

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Weekend Wishlist

Recently, I've been dreaming of adding new summer pieces to my wardrobe. Think floral prints, pastels and brights! High street shops are really bringing it this season and as a result, I have my eye on quite a few pieces! Here are some I've been lusting over recently...

1) Tropical Print Co-Ordinates - Missguided (Crop top & Shorts)
2) Floral Dress - Missguided
3) Watch - ASOS
4) Flower Earrings - ASOS
5) Pink Purse - ASOS
6) Skort - New Look
7) MAC Vegas Volt - Debenhams
8) Floral Garland - New Look

My favourite pieces have to be the Tropical Print Co-ordinates from Missguided. The matching crop top and shorts set would be perfect to wear on those hot summer days we've been experiencing lately. Skorts are a summer must-have this season and I really like the look of this New Look pair. I adore its pastel, mint green colour! I've also had my eye on this beautiful Olivia Burton watch. It's a big dial watch with a tan leather strap and a gold tone trim - I love how it's such a classic, elegant piece. 

What's on your wishlist at the moment?

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