Huge fashion and beauty haul up now and mental health one coming tonight🖤
Hello everybody! I hope everyone’s had a good weekend, whatever the weather. I can imagine if you’re like me you’re gutted it’s Monday tomorrow!
HOWEVER I have so new that may or may not cheer a few of you up, I finally combatted a minor part of my anxiety and have finically uploaded my first video to YouTube! I am so excited and overwhelmed at the same time 😀 I hope that some of you join me over on my channel and subscribe, but of course you’re not expected to! I hope this encourages anyone battling mental health illnesses that stop them doing what they wanna do. YOU CAN DO IT.
ANYWAYS…enough nervous ramblings, you can find my first video below. No hate please, but as always, constructive criticism is welcome!
Sincerely, S x
So does anyone ever tell themselves that they’ll get something done and literally never get round to doing it? because that is pretty much what this haul is, a mixture of times when ive shopped and christmas presents all put into one massive haul because i simply put it off for too long.
don’t worry though, the last part of the JonBenet case will come soon.
My order from M.A.C was actually my first ever, i know right?! crazy. I actually spoke to an online MUA on their website, she was super helpful, i asked for product that are good for people with dry skin because i always struggle to find foundations that don’t show all your dry patches and she also recommended me a primer and moisturizer. I took the plunge and bought everything she recommended and i actually really love it all, however i feel like I’m a shade down from the one she suggested but that’s not the end of the world. So i got the Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 foundation in the shade NW15, the studio moisture cream and the Prep + Prime Skin base Visage. i think i need to order the fix+ next!
Then from BeautyBay I ordered some bits in the sale they had on, I picked up a Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Leo’ because that’s my star sign and its also almost my perfect nude brown shade, i love it. I also picked up the RCMA no colour setting powder, if seen so many people rave about this so i really wanted to try it for myself. On the boring side i wanted to try a new eyeshadow primer because i usually always use my Makeup Revolution one, so i picked the wet n wild long-lasting eyeshadow primer. And finally i chose theBalm’s Anti Orange bronzer in the shade ‘Oliver’ and some ABH mini matte lipsticks, i actually love the bronzer its such a good shade for my skin and also isn’t crazy pigmented that it messes your makeup up, and the lipstick feel so nice on the lips, not drying at all.
Now, this week I took a little trip to Bluewater shopping centre in London for some retail therapy and i did manage to spoil myself. *THIS IS NOT A BRAGGING POST I AM SIMPLE SHARING THINGS THAT I HAVE BECAUSE I KNOW PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE THESE TYPES OF POST, INCLUDING MYSELF* I went into a LOT of shops and i mean a lot, my feet were so sore but it was worth it. They main thing i treated myself to was a Michael Kors bag, I’ve genuinely wanted one for so long so it felt good to be able to treat myself to it finally. PLUS they had a sale on so i got it a lot cheaper. The bag i chose was a smallish shoulder bag called ‘Selma’ in black. In boots i only picked up a few bits, a new lip plumper from soap and glory because mine was running low, i get the clear one, the Honey primer from NYX (tried this today and loved it) the NYX ‘Can’t Stop Wont Stop’ foundation (again, tried it today and loved it) and a pencil eyeliner from NYX.
I was SO excited when I found out Bluewater had a Too Faced shop, so of course i went in there, i wanted most of the shop but managed to contain myself and only purchased a few things; the Better Than Sex mascara, White Peach eye palette and a melted matte lipstick in ‘Evil Twin’, I cant wait to try them out. As much as i hate going into Lush because of how they always want to talk to you and i have bad anxiety, i really wanted to new bath and body bits so i went in and got two baths bombs; ‘Peachy’ and ‘Turtle Jelly’ and also the ‘Rose Jam’ shower gel and the shower scrub in ‘scrub scrub scrub’ which is a black scrub with charcoal etc in. Hopefully they do my skin wonders.
Victorias secret and their Pink store both had a 5 for £25 sale on their pants so i picked up some of those and i also found these jogger style lounge pants that were so incredibly soft that i HAD to try them. (see photo of gray and white trousers with rose on). I also went into new look to get a Teddy coat that i had been eyeing up for a while, i love it!
Last but not least, from the london trip, I went into paperchase. I have an obsession with buying notebooks to of course i picked up two and i also found some cool feminism badges and pins so picked those up as well.
Now finally for the christmas pressies, I was a little spoilt by various people around me, my boyfriend got me the Jeffree Star Liquid lipstick nudes 2 vault which i was SHOOK at, he also got me the beauty bay brushes, their Going Out palette and a graphics tablet! My mum then got me the Makeup Revolution gift box set which had so many goodies in, im in love, a mug, some smellies for the shower, MORE makeup brushes and the newest Soph X Makeup Revolution palette. I also got new GHDs from my boyfriends mum, i really did not expect to unwrap them and honestly almost cried!
SO that’s my big haul everyone, hope you all enjoyed it, let me know if you want reviews on anything!
P.S sorry it’s so long! I underestimated how much their was until i typed it up haha!
Hello everyone, hope everyone is doing well! Today I thought I’d do a little mini haul of these I’ve purchased recently that I really like, all of the products mentioned I either used before or used today before writing this post!
I’ve been on a bit of a makeup hype lately and actually have a M.A.C parcel on its way and a beauty bay one so I imagine there will be another review/haul point coming soon!
Ok lets start, first of all I want to talk about Beauty Bays own palettes that they’re released, I’ve been using Beauty Bay for quite a while now its such a website to find most of your makeup brands all in one place from Jeffree Star to ABH! I was SHOOK when I saw they were realising their own palettes, and honestly they’re so good, there’s 3 altogether ‘Evolve’, ‘Identity’ and ‘Origin’. They’re all very different from more natural colours, to going out, to bright and bold. But can we talk about the fact that you get 42 shades and they’re only £25?! Plus the pan size is huge!!! I also like the fact that they’ve created a grid system, so along the top you have numbers and down the side you have the areas on the eyes you’d put each colour (creases,liner,transition etc) so you can actually follow the columns down and create beautiful looks which is so handy if you struggle with matching colours together or for beginners.
Next are some fab finds I found in TKMaxx, much to my surprise! The ABH powder contour palette in light and the Tarte Tarteist ‘Pro Glow on the Go’ palette. I was so surprised to see these there because I always end up going on days where most of the good stuff has gone, but I’m so happy to have found these! They were both £19.99 when the ABH is usually £42 and Tarte is usually £36, that’s crazy! I used both of these today for the first time and I was impressed! I used the ABH palette for my contour and bronzer, they worked well for my skin tone however I wasn’t expecting the pigment to be so strong so I ended up applying too much…oops, I then used the Tarte palette for the highlight. It was quite a nice natural highlight, I think it looked really nice but those who like blinding highlighters won’t have appreciated this one as much. Even though I was impressed by both items I definitely would not have paid full price for them.
I picked up a Real Techniques Body Complexion Sponge because I’ve seen so many youtubers use it and thought it would make doing my foundation easier and it definitely did!. I picked pop a Mario Badescu facial spray from urban outfitters as I really like facial sprays and so many people have spoken about it, it’s now part of my daily routine I spray before I apply my makeup and after I’ve taken it off. It’s so refreshing. And lastly the Garnier Moisture bomb tissue mask, I’ve used this so many times now. I have quite dry skin especially in the winter, so these do my skin wonders and I definitely recommend to anyone else with dry skin!
So thats my mini hauls guys, i will be back with a review/ haul whenb my parcels arrive but in the mean time is there anything you want to read? Let me know!!
Hello there my lovelies, long time no post right? Well I’m back and today I have a lovely haul for you all because these are my favourite posts to write and fave videos to watch on YouTube! I popped into Superdrug last week and picked up almost a full face of new products that I haven’t tried before! However my heart sunk when I got to the till thinking I don’t spent £50 and the cashier said £90. But at least if got plenty to blog about!!
First up I’ll do all the bits from Makeup Revolution because they’re the majority of this haul. I’ve been such a big fan of their products for so long now, at least 3 years! It’s so nice to watch them improve and grow, I have enough of their products to have my own pop up shop!
So I picked up the Revolution Pro full cover camouflage foundation in the shade F2, I’ve been keen to try this for a while now. I usually use the L’Oreal true match foundation but I found it quite drying and it tends to oxidise to a shade that’s not really my colour. I also picked up the Revolution Pro pressed powder, again I’ve been dying to try it out, I have a loose setting powder at the moment but I feel like the pressed powders are more travel friendly and convenient. Next i have the Revolution Pro Lip scrub, I love lip scrubs and I’m keen to see how this one works! I picked up the Makeup Revolution Ultra Pro HD Powder Contour kit, I was looking to get one because I’ve been using the Nip&Fab one but I find the colours a little to warm for my pale face. I got the Revolution Pro Illuminate which is a stunning highlight, I used it today and I’m in love!! I then picked up The Revolution Pro lipstick collection in The Matte Noire collection. I have to say I swatched these after I got home and the formula was not what I was hoping , which is unusual because their single lipsticks and liquid lipsticks are actually really good! I picked up the Revolution Pro Hydrating Primer and you guys, I was SO happy to see this because I have such dry skin and most primers don’t really tend to do anything and my foundation sticks to my dry patches but I’m really hoping this improves that! The last two things from Makeup Rev. Are the brow pomade in Blonde, and the duo brow definer because ive been trying to find different ways of doing my brows as I was getting annoyed with my brow powder. So that was the Makeup Rev. side of things now onto the rest.
I then picked up a new bronzer and blush from MUA which I can’t wait to try the next time I do my full face!
Skincare and nails
I also decided I needed to expand my skincare range as I don’t tend to look after my face too much after taking makeup off etc. I found some bits that I’m praying do my skin some good. So I found these cleansing pads from the Vitamin C range in Superdrug and they’re actually really good! They smell amazing and feel really refreshing on the eyes and they’re much better for you skin than baby wipes. I recommend!! Then I discovered the Calm Skin range and HAD to try some bits so I picked up the Soothing Facial Cleanser, Refreshing Mist and the 2 in 1 serum and moisturiser. I haven’t tried them yet but I will be soon so if you’d like a review then comment below! Of course I had to pick up some sheet masks, I got the Garnier Moisture bomb mask and the Moisture Bomb Eye sheet mask which looks like a superhero’s mask (lowkey the reason I picked it up). I’ve tried the full face sheet mask before so I know it’s really good already but I’m hoping the eye one does wonders as most of my dry patches are on and around my eyes. And finally I picked up and new Barry M nail varnish in the shade “Black Cherry” (I think) because i felt like I needed a new colour.
So that’s my Superdrug haul I’ll be purchasing some bits on Friday so if you’d like another haul then let me know! If you’d like any reviews, tips or swatches for any of the products above then please feel free to comment below! I’d love to hear from you😌
Sincerely, S x
Hello my lovelies, hope everyone’s well! For today’s post I’ve decided to do a quick review on a product I’ve been using for a little while now.
Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, after testing out all kinds of affordable drug store spray and starting to become sceptical as to whether they actually work or not I spotted a sale on in a department store (John Lewis or house of Fraser, I can’t quite remember) so I thought why not? Boy am I GLAD I picked it up, honestly my makeup doesn’t move an inch even if I cry or sweat, and it stays just as vibrant as it was when I first put it on! Plus it makes my face feel fresh which I love. Honestly I can’t fault it, it’s 100% worth the money, I only got it for £16 I think and it’s usually £26-29 depending on where you purchase it. I would recommend this to anyone struggling to find a decent setting spray to stick with.
Overall 10/10 from me!
Sincerely, S x