Review Time : NYX Can’t Stop won’t stop foundation.

Hello everybody, welcome back! I know some of you may be surprised to see another post so soon because I’ve been slacking lately but ya girl is back!

Todays post is a small one, a little review on the NYX Can’t Stop won’t stop foundation.

So I got mine in the shade ‘Alabaster’ because I’m fairly light skinned and I have neutral undertones, I have to say I LOVE this foundation. I thought it was going to be an overhyped product but I genuinely love it. It sits so nicely on my skin and even though it has a matte finish it doesn’t stick to any of my dry patches. It is definitely full coverage but it doesn’t feel heavy on your skin at all. I literally have nothing bad to say, I was so impressed! I usually struggle with dry patches and matte finishes but this was so nice. I will definitely be repurchasing, plus its only £15!

I know that not everyone feels the same about products and that ok, what works for me might not work for you so I don’t want anyone feeling like I’m trying to say my opinion is the only right one..but I do really like this foundation and felt so confident in my makeup after using it.

This is the look I created whilst using the foundation, of course the photo has lighting filters etc on it but I haven’t retouched my skin or anything like that.

What products have you guys been loving lately?

sincerely,

S x

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Collective Superdrug Haul!

Hello my lovelies! Over the past few weeks i have been accumulating quite a bit of makeup products so i thought i’d throw them in together for a haul for you!

Everything in this haul has been purchased by me from superdrug, it is mainly MakeUp Revolution products but there are some MUA and other products too. Let’s get started!

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I’ll start with the non makeup revolution products first, I picked up the MUA ‘Undress me too’ eye shadow palette, I’ve swatched a couple of these and I am so happy with how pigmented they are and the formula is lovely. I honestly can’t wait to see what looks i can create with the golden shades. Also from MUA i got one of there single eye shadows, i absolutely love this colour and again it’s so so pigmented.

The final things i got from the MUA section were a black pencil eye liner and a glitter eye liner pencil, these were only £1 each and i use eyeliners everyday so i thought i might as well pick one up. I also find these ones more useful as they have a sharpener in the lid, i always lose my actual sharpener so its nice to have one there all the time.0724bb1b-69c2-4d35-8cf1-26085f10c426.jpg

The next two things are a pink toned Highlighter by Freedom Makeup and Candy Blush by w7. Both of these products are pretty good quality for the price of them, i love the way the highlighter looks with the pink tones in it, it really adds a great finish to a look.

Now for the big one, Makeup Revolution products from. Makeup revolution is typically my go to superdrug brand i have sooo many of their products and i love all of them. So lets get started!

The first Make up revolution product is their Lip Lava in the shade Tremor (i believe) , i wanted to buy one to try out the formula as i’m yet to find a lip product that i love. I think this product is their take on the too faced melted lipsticks because they look quite similar and MR also have a molten chocolate collection which i’m presuming is their take on the too faced melted chocolate range. I actually really like this product, though the shade doesn’t look right on me but the formula is pretty good for the price and overall i was really happy with it. I’m still trying to find a lip product that works well for me and a shade to suit me…what’re your favourite go to matte lipsticks/liquid lipsticks? I’d love for you to let me know!

Now for the big one, i purchased the Makeup Revolution 12 Days of Christmas box and my god it’s amazing! For £35 to get £75 worth of stuff you can’t really go wrong can you? Here’s what comes in the box…

First thing i pulled out it the Fixing spray, i’m actually really happy this was in there because i’ve never used a fixing spray before as i don’t tend to wear that much makeup on my face but i’m looking forward to see how well this works!

The box also comes with a Aqua Priming spray, which again i was really pleased to have as i love using primers and the effect they have on looks..hopefully it does it the trick! Speaking of primers, you also get the focus and fix eye primer. This one i’ve actually used before because i got it in a gift set they did last year so i already know its really good and i’m super glad to get a new one because mines running low. Plus the packaging though!

Now onto the eye products, you get 3 eye palettes (two eyeshadow ones and an eyebrow palette). I have to say when I purchased a gift set last year, the quality of the palette was quite disappointing but these two are amazing! I don’t know if they have changed their formula or anything but the colours are way more pigmented and actually come out the colour they should be. Both palettes have their share of cool and warm tones and have some autumnal colours too which i absolutely love. Below is a few swatches of two colours from each palette using the tool they come with. If you would like a swatches or maybe a look i could create please just comment below i would be happy to do so!

I’m really excited to try out the brow palette too! I’m not a makeup expert and i dont really do my brows like most people do but im really excited to try it out! So in this palette you get four eyebrow powders, two creams, a wax, a cream highlighter and two powder highlights. Honestly everything you need for your brows is in this palette!

Face products, and there’s plenty! So lets stay with blush and highlight. In this box you get a powder blush palette and honestly it’s stunning and the colours are definitely very pigmented! You also get a cream highlight palette and seriously guys, 8 didfferent highlighters, there’s no reason for you to not look like a pretty little glazed donut!

Finally for the contouring, okay so you get a ultra contour stick and a ultra highlight stick, i haven’t tried these out yet and i’m not very good at the whole contouring thing but i can try so i can give you my opinion! Both are double ended but on the contour you get one dark contouring shade and one highlighting shade. (sorry about the pictures! need to work out a good background and decent lighting!)

And the final item are lip products! You get three nudes shades of lip glosses, when i swatched them on my hand the colours were gorgeous but obviously it’s lipgloss and so when you apply it to your lips, the colour tends to be more sheer, but they still seem to be amazing!

I’m sorry for such a dragging post, but this is my collective superdrug haul! If you have any questions about anything featured on here then please don’t be afraid to ask in the comments! Hope you enjoy the read 😀 

P.s I’m really sorry for the shocking quality of the photos I am trying to work out was i can use as a better background and get better lighting! 

Also i’ll be doing a giveaway soon so keep an eye out for it! 

If you’d like to purchase the 12 days of Christmas box by Makeup Revolution you can do so here.

Sincerely, S x

GlossyBox Unboxing! November 2016

Hey there my lovelies!

Today’s post is an un-boxing of my first ever Glossybox! I was very excited to receive it, i love a good surprise especially when its beauty related! For those of you who don’t know what glossybox is, it’s a subscription box that is £10 per month plus p&p. You can sign up for a monthly plan, a 3 month plan, 6 month plan or a 12 month plan. Which every subscription you chose, you’ll receive a box each month with 5 health and beauty items that have a total value that’s more than the cost of the box.

What did i get in my box?

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First thing i saw were some ‘Look so natural’ lashes by the brand Kiss, these retail at £4.95 and, for those who wear them, would be a great treat to receive in the box. I, however, probably won’t be wearing them and will likely be giving them away in a giveaway at some point!

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The next thing i pulled out was a trio pack of Quattro for women raspberry rain disposable razors. These retail at £5.69 for 3. They have 4 blades and a pivoting head to make shaving easier, if i’m honest i was actually really happy to see these as funny as it sounds. Every girl needs some decent razors right?

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Next is an eye shadow pencil by De Bruyere Beaute, in the shade Bubble 07 (what a great name?!) It’s a khaki grey shade, super pigmented and shiny with a creamy formula. This product retails at 15 euros, which is about £12.73. I can’t wait to create a look with this.

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Fourth item in the box is a Tapered blending brush by Ruby professional, retailing at 8 euros which is £6.80 roughly, this is a super affordable brush and well…you can’t have too many brushes can you? From touch this feel like a really good quality brush, its soft but firm which is good for blending. You could also use this brush for nose contouring, it’ll definitely come in handy.

 

Finally, the last item was the most expensive one and i’m quite excited to try out and review. It’s a Bio Cellulose facial treatment mask by 111skin, is retails at £20 so to get this in my box was really exciting. From what i can gather its a sheet that you put on you face that hydrates and locks in moisture to your skin. I can’ wait to try this one out!

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So that’s what i got from my November box, considering it was my first one i’m very pleased with everything i got and will most likely be continuing the subscription. If you’d like to subscribe simply go here. You can unsubscribe at any point!

Heres what the card in my box said about next months…

December Sneakpeek: Next month, our gift to you is the chance to pick your own box. Our beauty elves have been busy creating two seasonal makeup looks for you to choose from and both are as chic as each other. Keep an eye on your inbox for more details.

Hope you liked the post! 

Until next time, 

Simcerely, S x

100 Followers?!

Hello everybody! Hope your Saturday is going well, I’m currently moving into my boyfriends house and organising our room so right now i’m actually just taking a quick break from that because believe me it’s so much hard work!

I am so happy to see that I’ve finally reached 100 followers! My very first goal and milestone is complete and i have all of you to thank for that, so thank you so much for following, reading and commenting it all means a lot! I know on twitter and bloglovin i have over 100 but I’ve finally reached 100 on here which is more important to me!

Again, thank you all so much for the support it means so much! 🙂

Sincerely, S x

Ebay finds!

Hello everybody!

I haven’t done a beauty post for a while so i thought i’d do one today and since i purchase two items recently i thought it would be the perfect chance to do a post.

I’ve seen a lot of ebay find videos on youtube and they were quite popular, hopefully you guys enjoy my blog post! I purchased an eye shadow palette and four eye make up brushes, both of the products i am very pleased with. Anyways let’s get talking about them!

Okay, so the first item was this amazing 120 colour eye shadow palette. Now, unfortunately the postman did not read the fragile sign on the parcel and literally chucked the parcel through the letter box making two colours smash 😦 but i fixed them! I got the more neutral toned palette but you can get another, very vibrant version full of all the colours in the rainbow if you wish! This one was only £5.00 which i thought was amazing for the amount of colours you get, the quality is amazing too! All the colours are very pigmented and there’s both matte and shimmery colours! I’m really looking forward to see what looks i can create with this one!

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The other item i got was these beautiful rose gold eye brushes, with white and pink hair. I am in love with these brushes, i love rose gold things and these brushes are just so pretty! And for the cheap price of £1.58 too! i was amazed! They feel good quality too, they’re soft but not too soft, the small one are a bit tougher which is exactly how you’d expect them to be. I really can’t wait to use these to create some pretty eye looks. 

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Hope you guys enjoyed my post, if you want the links comment below and i will send them too you and if you know of any good ebay bargains on make up then feel free to comment the links to me! I’m looking for a set of matte liquid lipsticks next! 

Sincerely, S x

5 New Beauty Products I’d Like

Hiya! Yes it’s that time of the week again and this week I thought i’d do and sort of wish list of the newer Beauty Products from higher end brands that I’d like to try!

Too Faced Melted Chocolate– I haven’t actually tried the other melted products but from what i have heard they’re brilliant and i think that the chocolate collection coming with some really nice nude shades. There are 3 normal ones and 3 metallic ones. The shades include:

  • Chocolate Cherries (darkest shade)
  • Chocolate Milkshake
  • Chocolate Honey
  • Chocolate Diamonds (Metallic)
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate (Metallic)
  • Candy Bar (Metallic)

They all look lovely and i hope i manage to get my hands on them to do a review post!

These are £16 each and you can find them here https://www.toofaced.com/p/lipsticks/melted-chocolate/

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette- this palette is sooo pretty, and perfect for pale skinned girls as well as any others. Two pink shades and four nude shades. I really want to try this one out! This Palette is £35 and can be found at http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/collections/gwen-stefani-collection-2016/gwen-stefani-blush-palette

Tartelette in Bloom eyeshadow palette- oh my goodness, i need this palette, the colours are so me and i think they would work well with each other. Anyone could make some gorgeous looks with this! This palette is £33 and you can buy it here http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/collections/gwen-stefani-collection-2016/gwen-stefani-blush-palette

Too Faced Peanut butter and Jelly– Unfortunately this palette hasn’t come out yet(in the UK) but it looks great and has such nice, pigmented colours, definitely going to be great to play with if i ever manage to buy it! In the Uk this will be out on the 28th of February and is £23. You can check it out at https://www.toofaced.com/p/eye-shadow-palettes/peanut-butter-and-jelly-eye-shadow-collection/tf-inside

Finally The Gwen Stafani Eye Shadow palette from Urban Decay- this is my favourite product out of all the ones i’ve spoken about, i love the colours you could do so much with both the light and the dark shades. I also really like the different colours like the blue,gold and purple..they could be fun to play with! I think i will definitely try and get a hold of this soon so i can show you guys my opinion!

This one is £40 and can be found here – http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/collections/gwen-stefani-collection-2016/gwen-stefani-eyeshadow-palette

So these were the 5 products i’m really wanting at the moment, if you have any of them comment what you think of them! Hopefully i’ve giving you guys some beauty shopping influence!

Sincerely, S x

 

PLEASE NOTE: NONE OF THESE PHOTOS ARE MINE AS I OWN NONE OF THE PRODUCTS

 

 

 

Make Up Revolution Mini Haul!

Hello! My package from Make Up Revolution finally arrived, yay! I’m so excited to do this post and share the lovely things a got! I didn’t do swatches for these because some of them were gifts but if happy to do some at a later date!

Okay, so i ordered the Make Up revolution Ultra Professional Collection 2016, this was £10 for 12 items and i have to say i am very happy with it!Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset

The first thing I took out was my three black and rose gold brushes, two for eye make up and one for the face. The eye ones are E101 and E103 and the face brush is F105, i love them so much they’re so soft and i can’t wait to use them.Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset

I then pulled out the palette, it doesn’t have a specific name but it has so great shimmer colours, from the brown sort of smokey colours to the vibrant colours you can probably find in the unicorn or mermaid palette. Theyre all very pigmented. i’m excited to play with these!

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The face products that came with the collection was the ultra pro highlighter and a small contouring palette. The highlighter is gorgeous, would be such a nice product to work with, and the palette has a bronzer, blusher and small highlighter. I believe the one i got was for fair to medium skin tone!

I was very excited when i realised the other two eye products were a liquid eyeliner and a focus and fix eye primer. I’ve wanted to have an eye primer to see how it would help my eyeshadow looks and this one works quite well, i’ll have to let you know properly at another time because i’ve only tested on swatches! The eyeliner was a plus because, lets face it..a girl can never have too many eyeliners.

Finally from this collection, the lip products! I got two lip glosses, one sort of hot pink colour and and more sheer nude pink colour, both very glossy but not sticky! I then also got two lipsticks, a gorgeous read and a nude shade. I would give you the names but it appears they don’t have any. I must also add that they smell soooo good, they smell like sweets almost..i’m not really sure what but they smell good!

I did order some extra bits (only 2) the first is my favourite actually, its the liquid lacquer from the salvation velvet collection, in the colour black heart. It’s like a deep purple and it look soo nice! I also love the packaging because it’s different from all the other bits! I also got an eye dust, in the colour Antic. Let me tell you that this is so pigmented and gorgeous, it’s a sort of dark grey, with light grey and purple tints in it, must try it!

So this was my Makeup Revolution Mini Haul, i hope you guys enjoyed it, i’d recommend this brand to anyone, it’s super affordable and most of their products and such good quality (can’t say all because i haven’t tried them all!).

I also hope you like the header, I’ve started using a website/app that allows me to make them so each post should have one and hopefully look better!

 

Sincerely, S x