Friday, 13 July 2018

Lip of the week #33 Kate Moss nude collection

Hello darlings.

Today's post is a super quick 'lip of the week' before i go on holiday. For those of you who are new readers (HI!) this is a series where i tell you what lipstick i've been loving this week. 

I'm off to Devon tomorrow so i want to give you guys a little post before i go as i'm off for a week. Today's lip prouct is Rimmel Kate's' nude lipstick in shade 45, i know this was a popular lipstick a few years ago and that i'm late to jump on the band wagon! But now i have finally purchased it here are my thoughts and why its my favourite for this week, i hope you enjoy.
Packaging:
Its a pretty pink tube, the classic Rimmel shape but just pink so you can tell it is part of Kate Moss's collection. I really like it, its different from many other lipsticks i have and stands out in my collection. You get 4g of product which is pretty standard. 

Colour:
I choose the shade is '45' which is a pinky nude. It wasn't the lightest or the darkest shade in the collection but i thought it would suit me the most and it does. Its a nice pinky 'my lips but better', not a true nude for me but i like that as i didn't want the 'concealer' lips look. So this works perfectly for me for everyday. 

Applying:
Its glides on the lips easily, very smooth and pigmented. No lip liner is needed. 
Finish:
Its not a matte finish its a very shinny moisturizing lipstick. I'm defenfity more of a matte girl but its good to have other options. Not a glossy finish like lip glosses as thats what i don't like. I have long hair you get the idea....

Long lasting?
This lipstick is not the most long lasting on my lips, i do have to reapply throughout the day or after eating. But i think thats down to the finish, a matte lipstick would last longer. 

I'd love to know have you tried this lipstick?
Or any of the Kate Moss collection?

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Sunday, 8 July 2018

Mac's Studio Sculpt // Is it worth it?

Hello darlings

I'm sorry there wasn't a post last weekend i had a pretty hectic week, with the heat and the nice weather i've spent a lot of time out of the house so i haven't had a huge amount of time to blog! But today i have for you my thoughts on a new foundation i'm been trying. This is my first 'high end' foundation and my first MAC foundation. So i was pretty excited to get this!

I popped into MAC with my friend a couple months ago looking for a foundation, i explained to the lady that i was looking for a medium/high coverage for dry skin. And she suggested the Studio Sculpt foundation that i've never heard of. She tried it on me in NC15 and i decided to purchase it. 
Packaging and price: 
Its a simple 40ml tube, nothing too special but i'm not sure its £27.50 special. I know cray amount to spent on a foundation but i haven't had a huge amount of luck with finding my holy grail foundation so at this point i was willing to spent some money! The packaging isn't glass, so good for travel. Its also 40ml which is more than you 'normally' get, which is the standard 30ml. Its a squeeze tube not a pump.  

Colour:
 I was colour matched in store, to NC15, i was a little nervous about as i didn't want a pink toned one as i'm trying to stay away from them as i don't think they suit me, but after she put it on my (her name was also Jess) i was pleasantly surprised it matched me really well with my skin. It wasn't too pink it was more neutral which was fab. 
Texture:
It quite thick when you pour it out of the tube, so a small amount goes a long way. Which is great, hopefully it will last a long time. Its definitely full coverage which is what i asked for, so i'm pleased with it.  

Coverage:
The coverage is very full coverage, to be honest its quite cakey on the skin. As i said a small amount goes a long way which means it can go cakey quickly but if you apply it in sections on your face this can be avoided and can look quite lovely on the skin. But sometimes i'm not sure why it only sometimes it also highlights all my pores even with my benefit POREfessional on underneath! Which sucks for such an expensive foundation especially as my pores aren't even that big!

Longevity:
It does last a long time on the skin especially in this heat! It also contains SPF 15 which is brilliant in this weather!


Overall i'm enjoying this foundation most days, but i'm not sure i'd recommend spending £27.50 on it, i wish i'd read a few reviews on it before buying it. Looking at the MAC website people have been pretty disappointed with this foundation too. You can buy it here.

I'd love to know have you tried this foundation?
Had a good experience with it?
Can you recomend any good ones?

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

My current skincare routine // Summer 2018


Hello darlings

Today's post is an updated skin care routine, i'm obsessed with skincare, i'm always looking for new products to try but my current routine is actually quite simple. I feel like i'm always buying products and over complicating it. I see so many peoples routines and think doesn't that take you ages? Or its too many products for you skin and it can't be good? But i've finally found a routine that works for my skin.

Skin type: Normal/dry. 

In the morning i only use two products, i don't have a whole lot of time. I have a baby and any other mums reading this knows what its like to have to try and get ready when they are running round and you need to keep an eye on them.  I just wash my face with Garnier Nourishing Botanical Face Wash, i do this in the shower as its just easy. Then i moisturize with the L'Oreal Revitalift Centella Repair Cream, i love this, it feels amazing on my skin. I've only got a little left so i will need to repurchase. I use it under my makeup, i put a double layer under my eyes to use as an eye cream, i also find it helps to keep my concealer on longer and it applies nicer to. 
My night time routine is again simple, i first use the B. Micellar Water to take off my makeup. I've tried quite a few Micellar waters over the years and i have to say this is one of the better ones. It takes off all my makeup, cleanses my skin and its a great price! Then i use the Nip and Fab Exfloiator Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads. OMG these pads are my absolute favourite item in my skincare routine, this has to be the 4th or 5th pot i've purchased. I was skeptical about use i them at first as they are quite expensive but i'm so glad i bit the bullet and tried them. They exfoliate and cleanse which is brilliant i love 2 in 1 products. Lastly i use the Nip and Fab Post Glycolic Moisturizer i've only just started using this but so far i'm loving it, the only things is it takes a little time to soak into the skin. But it has a gorgeous scent!

I'd love to know what products are you using in your daily skincare routine?
Are there any ones i should try?


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Monday, 11 June 2018

Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment // Review

Hello darlings. 

Today post wasn't the post i'd planned i was going to do an updated skin care routine as i've changed things up a little since last time but my camera broke! Can anyone recommend me a good camera? Let me know down in the comments 

So today's post is instead my review on the Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment. I've tried a few things from Revolution Pro and i've been really impressed, i know that some of their line has had mixed reviews and that they are not as good as their regular Makeup Revolution but sofari haven't been disappointed. 
Packaging and price:
I like the packaging i think i really nice, its black and sleek with the colour of the pigment on the side which is really handy, so if you purchase more than one when you line them up on your vanity or in your draw you can see each colour. Price is £4 which is amazing for a liquid lipstick.

Shades:
I found it really hard to tell the shade colours online and as i don't have a a Revolution pro stand near where i live. I googled and looked Pinterest for swatches but could hardly find any! But from the few swatches i saw there was a couple that i liked the look of. So i purchase a few items online a week ago and i choose the shade 'Elevation'. I'm pleased with the colour i choose, it is a little more purple that i was expecting, but still beautiful all the same! I think its more suited for Autumn than summer so its nice to add to my collection. 
Application 
It has a nice shaped application, more of a rectangle, (i wish i took a pic but again with my camera situation, when i get a new one i'll update this post but i really wanted to get a post up for you guys today!) So it is a little awkward to apply to the lips. I do advise putting a lip liner on first as it quite hard with this shape applicator to get it neat around the edges of your lips. 

Texture:
When applied it does take a while to dry down its quite sticky at first. But my goodness is it comfortable! I wasn't expecting this, i normally find liquid lipsticks quite annoying and uncomfortable on the lips and can only wear them for a little while. I tried to read reviews of this product before buying but i couldn't find a huge amount for i wasn't sure what the texture would be like, but i am really happy with it. 

Longevity: 
The colour stayed on my lips for a good few hours, it didn't transfer on to mugs when drinking. It also wore away nicely when i ate. 


You can purchase them here

Overall i'm really happy i purchased this, I'd love to know have you tried any of these Supreme Matte Pigments?

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

A different kind of subscription box // Pink Parcel // Discount code

Hello darlings

I was kindly contacted by pink Parcel and asked if i would like to review one of their boxes and of course i said yes! I'd seen quite a bit about this subscription box on Instagram so i was really excited to try one myself as i was thinking of subscribing anyway. 

Basically for those who haven't heard about Pink Parcel they are a monthly subscription similar to Glossy Box and Birch Box but with a twist. This box focuses on your period and how that on your time of the month you need and deserve a little indulgence. This box is filled with everything you need while on your period, all the essentials tampons, sanitary pads etc but also is filled with exciting goodies, like tea, chocolate, makeup and skincare products. 
Their website says:
'Our priority is making women feel their absolute best even when that time of the month rolls around. With essentials for now, for night and for later, as well as amazing beauty, skincare and lifestyle products, all you need to do is sit back and indulge.'
The box is divided into 4 sections, the 'for you' box which is the exciting part, its filled with little beauty items and treats. The 'for night' which has night time sanitary pads. The 'for later' box which has tampons and pads and the 'little pink bag' is also filled with tampons and sanitary pads for on the go. Its a cute little pink bag that you can keep in your handbag and be discrete. 
The beauty products this month included:
Green frog Botanic Natural Body Wash in 'Relaxing Peppermint' 
Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara
Jelly Pong Pong Coffee and Coconut Lip scrub
Beauty Pro Eye Therapy Under Eye Mask
Catherine Malandrino Perfume 
2 Piece  of Cocoba Orange Milk Chocolate 
Multea Green Tea. 

I haven't tried any of them yet so this is just a first impressions, but i'm really pleased with the selection as these subscription boxes can be really hit or miss. 
Overall i'm really impressed by this box! From less that £11 a month including postage is pretty amazing. 

For 20% off  your first box use the code 'PP20'. 

You can subscribe here. 


I'd love to know have you tried this subscription?

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