31 May 2015

May Make Up Haul

Hi everyone! Sorry I've totally disappeared off the face of the Earth recently I've been so busy with exams and assignments but I finally made it to the end and I can not get excited for all the good plans I have this summer! I haven't gone too crazy this month with shopping as I honestly just haven't had the time at all but in between my last two exams I had a little spree to keep me going until I was done so I thought I'd do a little haul on what I got!

1. Benefit Fake Up hydrating crease-control concealer. I have been so excited to get this product, I was definitely influenced by the fact I was so tired all this month from all the work I've been doing that I had actual suitcases under my eyes. I use Nars Creamy Concealer most of the time but I've been having an issue with it creasing quite badly so I thought I'd give this a try and see how it goes!

2. Stila One Step Correct Primer. I am so fascinated by this product, I actually heard about it from Shaaanxo and I've got a bit of red pigmentation on my cheeks and on my jaw so I wanted to see if it could even out my skin tone. I was a bit wary at first as I always need my primers to be hydrating as I've got such dry skin but I did a little research and it also apparently nourishes the skin so I hope it's good! I might do a blog post on this after using it to see if it does do what it claims to.

3. Benefit Rockateur. I have wanted one of the powder boxes from Benefit for ages but I always thought they were really expensive but I eventually gave in when I wanted to treat myself so I got their most popular one to give it a try and I love it on first impressions! I know I'm late to the party but I got there in the end and I hope it's as good as people say.

4. Benefit World Famous Neutrals Easiest Nudes Ever. Benefit have three of these world famous neutral palettes and I'm absolutely obsessed with a neutral eye so I picked this one because I'm no good at eye shadow I find it such a chore so anything with the word easy in the name is good with me! I like these palettes because they come with the little tips and tricks books which are good when you aren't an expert like me! I'll post a picture lower down of the inside of the palette and what colours it has.

5. Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush. I already have one of these and I know this is so weird but I really wanted a new one for my holiday, brushes are just never the same even after you've cleaned them and in my opinion you cannot beat using a brand new fresh brush so I got this one as a little holiday treat for when I go at the end of this month. The quality of these brushes is amazing and they're so reasonably priced so I would definitely recommend this brush!

6. Benefit First Class Glosses travel set. I got this for free when I spent over a certain amount on the Benefit website I think it was £50. You use a code that they put on the offers section and you get 4 travel sized lip glosses for free when the set is worth over £24 so looking on their offers section before you buy anything is definitely worth it! Currently that offer is still on so if you're going to be spending that much money anyway then it's something for free. It includes Bella Bamba, Coralista, Dandelion and Sugar Bomb.

Literally obsessed with Rockateur it's so pretty and I wanted to show you the Stila One Step Correct primer because it looks crazy! The green is supposed to minimise redness, the lavender counteracts sallow undertones and the peach brightens and illuminates the skin.

The World Famous Neutrals Easiest Nudes ever palettes has two cream eyeshadows, the top shade is 'r.s.v.p' (my favourite one) and the other is 'no pressure!' The top two eyeshadows are 'call my buff' and 'thanks a latte' and the bottom two are 'pinky swear' and 'quick, look busy'. 

Thanks for reading and if you want any more info on any of these products then just comment below!xxx

5 May 2015

Benefit Do The Hoola Beyond Bronze Kit First Impressions

Hi everyone! I've literally been so excited for this product to get delivered and I just got it about 15 minutes ago so I needed to do a post to tell you all about it! So last week I saw a post on Instagram about this bronzing kit that Benefit had come up with, kind of like how they do the kits like Go Tropicoral centered around a specific look. I had a look on the Benefit website and couldn't find it anywhere so I went back to the Instagram post and read it properly and saw it was exclusive to the QVC website. It also said about the brand new product in it called Dew The Hoola which is a liquid bronzer not available anywhere apart from QVC (I've heard it's getting released through Benefit in 2016). I am such a sucker for anything exclusive so I had to get the kit even just to try the new product, I've also never actually tried Hoola before either and you get a mini powder in this so I thought it would be good to try a smaller one before I commit and it is expensive. QVC currently have it on an introductory price of £23.16 and then £3.95 postage and it is normally priced at £25.50 and you can get that here: http://www.qvcuk.com/Benefit-5-Piece-Do-the-Hoola-Kit.product.208648.html

This is the contents of the kit (there's also a little brush but I forgot to put that in this picture however you can see it further down!) You get a Hoola lip gloss which is described as a shimmering golden nude lip gloss, a mini They're Real, a mini Hoola bronzing powder in a cute little travel compact and a mini Benebalm. It's such good value for money considering you get the brush as well and if you are wanting to try the products or just bronzing it self then I think it is such a good kit to get. 

That's the packaging that the box comes in and what it looks like inside, it's got a tips and tricks section which you fold out and it tells you how to use all the products and you can see the brush here. 

The best part about this kit is definitely the Dew The Hoola, the liquid bronzer, it is described as a sheer soft-matte bronzer that gives a seamless natural looking glow. First of all it smells amazing, I really like scented products I know a lot of people don't but it isn't too full on so I don't think it would bother you too much. I swatched it on my hand and I definitely agree with the tips and tricks book that says it gives a believable bronze, it is so natural and sheer but you can still see it. Not orange as well just the perfect bronze. There is also no shimmer in this at all so you can use it to contour as well, it just gives a really healthy looking bronze that is really natural, I'm obsessed with it! In the tips and tricks book it shows you where to apply it all over your face as well which is helpful because I'm not familiar with how to apply a liquid bronzer. You can see it on my hand below and what it looks like blended.

It looks quite full on here but you can see in the picture below that it is really sheer and natural.

The lighting isn't great on this picture but you can see it in the middle of my hand, also the lighting here makes me look grey (I'm not haha) but I think it would work for pale people as it kind of adapts to your skin, it's gives a really nice subtle glow to me and I'm not pale but not tanned either, I do think for darker skins you won't see much effect though.

I absolutely love this kit and it's such good value for money introductory price or not even at £25.50 I think that's really good but as I speak it is still available from the QVC website at the introductory price so 100% get it while you can it's so worth it! Also the Dew The Hoola isn't available till 2016 so get it while it's out now, I don't know if they are close to selling out or not on the QVC site. Let me know if you get this kit and what you think of it!xxx

4 May 2015

Soap & Glory Collection

Hi everyone! So I don't know if anyone else has this problem (not sure if it is a problem at all really) but I always get so much bath stuff at Christmas from friends and family that months later I still have the biggest amount of unused stuff ever! It is good because it keeps me going but the clutter in my room is getting insane. I thought I'd do a post on a brand that I get gifted for Christmas every year because people know I love it and that is Soap & Glory. I got given the Hattie Stewart limited edition gift set off my Mum so I thought I'd talk about that in this post and share the little stash I have going.

It's so shameful that the picture isn't even all of it but I use the box to keep the bulky bigger products in so they aren't making too much clutter. I really need to start working my way through it but I have so many other things that I'm using too! I didn't want to cover all of it as it would just go on forever so I picked out my favourite things to share with you!

To start with my two absolute favourites from this set are both body washes, my number one being the Whipped Clean shower butter. This seriously smells amazing, it reminds me of cookies or baked goods it almost makes me not want to use it since I think it's limited edition and I don't want to run out! It leaves your skin feeling so soft but the smell is 100% the best part and if you can get your hands on it then get it! The other body wash I love is Orangeasm, it smells so fresh and citrusy and I love the pump on it, I always prefer this to a squeezy tube, not sure why I just like it! I always feel so fresh after using this and it really does smell like oranges.

Some other products I love are the Sugar Crush body scrub and the Heel Genius foot cream. The body scrub is another citrus product which I love the smell of and I have the issue of dry skin especially on my legs so it's really nice to apply before a moisturising lotion to get rid of the excess dry skin. The foot cream I just love because I have an obsession with keeping my feet nice. who really wants disgusting feet? Also I love foot massages because I'm on my feet a lot at work so I force my boyfriend to give me them (he doesn't appreciate it) and making him use this, so if you want a foot massage or nice soft feet this is for you haha! 

I thought I'd put these smaller products in here as well that I love, the Off Your Face wipes are so good when you've got dry skin like me because they're exfoliating, the only issue I have is the scent. I do normally prefer scented products I know some people don't but this doesn't really work for me, it's lavender scented and I just don't really like it, but it helps with my dry skin so it's good for me! Hand Food is a really cute travel sized hand cream you can stick in your bag and it smells amazing! It's so hydrating but not too greasy. I also thought I'd add in the Thick & Fast mascara and the Sexy Mother Pucker lipgloss that came in this set. These aren't something I would normally buy however as they came in the set as a gift I thought I'd give them a go and I do like them. They are good if you are travelling somewhere or to pop in your bag however they aren't staples in my makeup kit. I know you can buy them individually though so if you are after something more affordable then I'd recommend them! Let me know in the comments your favourite Soap & Glory products xxx

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