Sunday, 6 July 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER!


I have been wanting to purchase Make up Forever ever since I watched this Youtube video of a girl that has serious acne that recommend it! This is the link: Youtube..  The makeup covered up her acne so well that I wanted it to get it to check it out for myself! Even though my acne is no where near as bad as this ladies, I thought that if she could cover hers up with this that mine would defiantly cover up well. There are lots of good reviews on the Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation, with a lot of beauty bloggers saying that they love it! You will also see in the picture the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer which is alright.. I think the foundation is much better, but I think to get a good coverage has to be applied with a brush!

The brush that I use in in the picture and its from Cheeky, although you can obviously use any brush. I have found this brush partially good with covering up my acne though! It applies evenly and the right coverage for your skin. The Make Up For Ever website provides you with this page that explains how to use their makeup and instructions. Routine HD. This is what Make up For Ever says about HD : Today HD is part of every day life, with HD technology every woman wants to enjoy a perfect, natural and flawless complexion. The HD complexion products use innovative formulas to create a new generation of makeup which is both invisible on HD cameras and to the naked eye.

As summer is certainly upon us, I will need to purchase a more tanned concealer and foundation so I don't look washed out in the sun! Even though the Foundation retails at : £30.95 it is worth it!
I also purchased the Make Up For Ever HD powder which I have been liking. Although I wouldn't recommend it as there are lots of powders in the market that are much cheaper and that are very similar.

If you interested in finding out about more of their products, visit their website! If you looking to study Makeup, I would check out their Makeup School to see if they have one in your country!

Thank you for reading, and hope you have a good rest of your weekend :)


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Summer Cornwall Weekend


I have FINALLY finished my GCSE exams! I can't believe it's over, and that I am free now to get on with my life. I will be starting at a art collage in September, where I can be myself and do the things I love!
I needed to get away for a couple days from my house and my surroundings. So, I went on a couple days trip with a could of old friends to Cornwall. We stayed in this lovely house in Falmouth, right by the sea.


We spent most of the days out at sea, on one of our friends boats. It was gorgeous weather throughout the days we were there. It did help me to forget about work and to just relax.. 
On Saturday we started out getting some food for the boat ride and then looked around the shops as one of my friends is going on a National Geographic Expedition and needed to get clothing for it. After that we set off on the boat to some beaches. We had a little swim and jumped off rocks into the clear turquoise waters. Lying on the boat, reading a book in the beaming sun was just heaven!
On Sunday we were back on the boat, early in the morning off to do some kayaking. We booked them for 2 hours, although when we went off the boat the second time to swim around I hurt myself getting  off the kayak. This cut the kayaking short and had to get back to the boat straight away. Other then that incident, it was a great trip!

It was a lovely peaceful atmosphere to be in, and would love to visit soon! And I would defiantly recommend going there!

It's strange because I already feel relaxed and becoming more of me thats been hiding for years. I bought some colourful hair dye to put on my hair after I bleach it! I feel like this is an end of an era, and will miss my old life! But can't wait for what happens next..

Hope everyone is enjoying the weather and see you on my next post!




Sunday, 25 May 2014

Mac Studio Fix Fluid

For all my gorgeous readers, I am so sorry that I have not been able to do a post in ages! I have had my GCSEs and am now on Half Term break. I have the rest of my exams after the holidays, so soon I will be able to post more often! Hope everyone is getting into the summer vibe here in England! For people in other countries, you might be going into a different season. But wish everyone a lovely break!

Now, let me introduce you to the Mac Studio Fix Fluid!


I have used this product for around a couple of years, and it's been amazing! I really love the way it sits on my skin and the finish that it gives me when I apply a translucent powder. A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium-buildable coverage with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15. Comfortable and long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. Applies smoothly, builds coverage quickly and easily. Contains specially treated micronized pigments and soft-focus powders for a super-smooth look that helps minimize the appearance of imperfections. Absorbs and disperses oil. Contains special skin-conditioning ingredients.
So would recommend people that like a quite a full coverage and with oily skin. As you can tell I have used this bottle a lot, by the state its in. Now I wouldn't really recommend it for people that have acne, as some people that have used it with acne have said they have had more breakouts then usual.

It retails at : £21.50

It comes in 39 different shades and would recommend it being applied by foundation brush!
For example the 190 Foundation Brush from MAC. Which retails at: £27.00.
*Applying foundation with a good quality foundation brush, is really worth it!*

Please let me know your thoughts on the product and tell me the pros and cons!

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

NAIL GROWTH



I will be going through two different parts of Nail Growth;
ONE being people that just want there nails to grow healthier and longer, 
TWO that people find it hard to grow them as they bite.

Ever since I was little I have biting my nails. I think this is because I am always busy running around doing things and get stressed easily. So I bite my hands for some sort of stress release. I wanted to tell you some things that has helped me in the past but also a lot of research that I have done as well. So, lets get started.

FIRST, we will start with the people that just want to try and have longer and healthier nails!

What to stop doing :
  1. Peeling off old nail varnishPicking away at old or chipped nail polish will aggravate the nail bed and lead to damage.
  2. Saw nails back and forthRemember to look at your hands from every angle and to file from each outside edge toward the center of the nail. Never saw back and forth on the tip of the nail, as this will weaken nails.
  3. Using nails as a tool - When using fingernails to open boxes, letters or as any last-minute tool, you risk bending the nail back, among other things.

What you can do :
  1. Keep nails and hands moisturised -  Unless you suffer from severely dry skin, you may not hydrate nearly as much as you should. But your nails would look a lot better if you did.
  2. Be cautious of chemicals in nail productsThat pretty shade of pink or red nail polish that's sitting on the shelf at the nail salon may be loaded with hazardous materials or chemicals.
  3. Slip some warm winter gloves on before the cold - Winter temperatures can seriously dry and deteriorate you nails, so make sure to wear gloves when you go out.
  4. Load up your meals with protein - A well-balanced diet and drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated are just a few of the simple ways that will promote healthier nails.
  5. Nail Strengtheners - They are composed mainly of keratin protein, which is what the nail is mostly made up of. The strengthener bonds the molecules in the nails together creating a stronger nail.


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SECOND, the people who find it hard to grow them if they bite.

What to stop doing :
  1. Stressful situations - Biting your nails can be caused my stressful points in your life. So trying to relax more and having more breaks between work will help!
  2. Being bored - I know this sound easy that it is, but it is quite simple. If you find your self with nothing to do just trying a keep your hands busy.

What you can do :

  1. Seems obvious, but you've got to want it - It might seem redundant to say, but any change has to be desired, really desired. And for such a simple behaviour, nail-biting is surprisingly hard to quit, perhaps partly because it doesn't seem that big a deal and our hands are always with us.
  2. Bitter-tasting nail biting polish -The nasty taste will discourage you from biting. You can also you use a regular clear or coloured nail polish to prevent nail biting.
  3. Wear Gloves or put a rubber band around your wrist - Putting gloves on will prevent you from biting and then if you have have a rubber band around your wrist and snap it whenever you get the urge to bite.
  4. Instead, replace bad with good (or at least neutral) - One of the keys to habit change is developing a new, good (or at least neutral) response that can compete with the old, bad habit.
  • Chewing gum
  • putting your hands in your pockets
  • twiddling your thumbs
  • playing with a ball or an elastic band
  • clasping your hands together
  • eating a carrot


Hope you found this interesting to read! And if you do benefit from doing any of these things, then please comment below to let me know! :) Also if anyone has tried these suggestions before in the past let me know, what love to know if they worked for you!





Friday, 4 April 2014

KIKO


I went to London the other day, just for the day with the family. When I was there I came across this new Makeup brand called KIKO. Now this brand was actually founded the year I was born (1997, so not really new), and now I have come across it, it does sound familiar! When I went in to the store, it was quite busy and seemed very popular! The prices weren't that bad and some of the lipsticks were very cheap. Also they had things discounted which I liked as not many makeup brands have that in their stores.
I would recommend checking out their OUTLET, as they have some really good products on there at the moment at amazing prices!
I bought a lot of things from them the other day, but what I have really loved using is the VOLUME TOP COAT MASCARA! Also this is actually discounted at the moment, so I would go over to their website quickly!
I am going to be keeping an eye on this brand, because I have a feeling that soon it will become extremely popular! (even though it might be already..) Also they don't just do makeup, they do nail varnish and hair products!


The only thing else I can really say is to go and check out their website for yourself, or a store if theres one near you!

Thank you for reading! and hope everyone has a nice weekend!

P.s sorry about not posting for a while, I have my exams soon and i'm revising like crazy! So please, bare with me!


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

GARNIER BB Cream


Hello everyone, I hope everyone is having a good week so far! I thought I would share with you this product and give you my personal views on it. I was recommended to use a 'BB Cream' by one of my mothers friends, as it could be a good thing to use if you have bad skin. So I thought I would look up on the Internet to see what peoples views to which one they would recommend, and came across the GARNIER one. Now funny enough, when I went to the supermarket that day it was sitting on the shelf. I purchased the light one retailed at £9.00, as I have quite pale skin and thought I would add things on top anyway (for extra coverage, because of my acne).
When I first tried it, I though that I should of probably read more reviews on it to begin with without jumping to the conclusion as it was rated one of the top 'BB Creams' on a website! To start with it wasn't that light it was a quite a tanned colour which made me look odd. Now this could be because I don't really blend it in to my skin that much because I was more coverage. So don't let that from stopping you buy it! Putting that aside, I did like the feel of it on my skin and the coverage that it gave me.

This is what Garnier say :

It's your latest beauty secret... an all-in-one super dooper, anytime, anywhere skincare solution for perfected skin.

Use it on its own or as a primer, when you get up, after the gym, a post-work touch up, pre-date beautifier... the list is endless!


What I Think

  • Consistency - It has a good consistency with it being quite think. I personally like creams that are little thicker, because I feel like they provide the amount of coverage that I need.
  • Coverage - For me, personally, you can layer it up quite a lot! But also you can get a quite a light coverage if you choose too.
  • Look On The Skin - It gives quite a even coverage, but with it not matching my skin colour very well it doesn't.
  • Feel On The Skin - This BB cream felt really heavy and can be quite lightweight as well, which I think had something to do with the gel formula. However, it did not make my skin feel as fresh as a daisy like Garnier's BB cream did.
  • Smell - As me and lots of people who have reviewed it, it smells like a Garnier Product.
  • Colour - I have seen this BB cream in only two shades in the UK; Light, Medium. So, quite hard to fit someones skin tone.
  • Wear Time - Due to the fact that this BB cream is quite moisturising and thick it's quite good at trying on.
  • Price - I think for what I think of it and how much there is in the tube, its a good price yes.

1 Product, 5 Solutions

  • Evens tone and boosts glow
  • Blurs Imperfections
  • Smoothes Fine lines
  • 24hr Hydration
  • SPF 15 UV protection




I hope you found this interesting! And please let me know your thoughts on it, or if you use any other BB Creams!



Friday, 21 February 2014

Scarlett Black

I was in London the other day for a number of reasons, one of them being to meet these two ladies todo with my parents factory. One of the ladies owns her own factory, and the other owns her own fashion brand called Scarlett Black. And I thought why not do a post on her, as she has been very successful with it and also I adore some of the things she has on there. But what I found really interesting is that she makes them from up cycled fabrics.

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Scarlett Black is a London based fashion brand that not only showcases it's own premium clothing label, but also showcases other independent premium fashion brands. The collection consists of clothing made from quality fabrics, designed to flatter the body and create a beautiful silhouette.
All styles are designed in a very clean and simplistic way, that can be dressed up or down, to suit more than one occasion.

The Founder of Scarlett Black London, Eliza Scarlett, studied styling and photography at the London Collage of Fashion and has worked as a Buyer for Jaeger & Aquascutum in London. Eliza shows her commercial knowledge throughout the collection and appreciates the importance of today's woman's busy 'day-to-day' lifestyle.

Here are a few Press things that might be of interest to you :





Here are my Favourite things from her clothing, accessories and kids ranges :









Hope you enjoyed looking at this post! and please go check out her website!

Everyone have a lovely end of the week!

P.s it's my blog anniversary. It's just turned 1 today! :D