Sunday, 23 November 2014

Currently Loving #1

So I wanted to start a new series - Currently Loving - mainly because there are usually a few products that I really like and I always forget to do a monthly favourites so they never get mentioned. So let's get started!

First up is my new obsession and it's this beautiful Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in the shade Black Cherry. As autumn was creeping in, I was craving a wearable dark lipstick and after some research I knew that Black Cherry was for me. And oh boy, I have not been disappointed with is baby! I've worn it all week long! At first I applied it very sheerly then throughout the week I built it up and wore it a bit bolder everyday. I've been getting so many compliments on this all week - I don't know when I'm gonna stop wearing this! I'm basically going to be rocking this lip colour all winter ;)

I've fallen in love with the UD Naked Palette again! This is seriously the only palette that I can use day in and day out. At first I was feeling a bit guilty that I haven't really been using this palette as much lately because I've hardly been wearing eyeshadows at all! But recently I've been experimenting again with eyeshadow and love the natural and dramatic looks that you can create with this palette. I swatched the ones I use the most.

Removing your make up at the end of the day is not something that I'm very consistent or good at. So I like products that get the job done quickly and effectively. That is why I have only been using L'oreal Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup at the end of the day. This even gets rid of waterproof mascara so all I do is pump a couple pumps in my palms and then starting with my eyes I just massage this all over my face and ooh.. it quite relaxing.

I think toners are a great way to get rid of the final makeup residue left on your face after cleansing and also to just refresh your face during the day if your not wearing any makeup. I use No7 Gentle Toner and really have been liking it. Unlike other toners that I have used in the past, this doesn't dry or give my skin that uncomfortable tight feeling. It is truly a 'gentle' toner!

That's it for now! 
What have you been loving?


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Friday, 21 November 2014

Boots, Superdrugs, Essence Make up Haul

So recently I was on a spending ban form August till the end of September, which was quite successful. However, at end of the ban I couldn't bring myself to buy anything so it took a good one month for me to splurge even after the ban ended. The first place I went to was Boots. Luckily, both Boots and Superdrugs had 3 for 2 across all makeup so I picked up Rimmel's Provocalips Lip Colour(£6.99) in the shade Make Your Move. I hadn't really heard of these before so I was pleasantly surprised by how long this lasts. Next, I got Sleek Matte Me(£4.99) in Fandango Purple - this was the main reason why I went to Boots. I have been wanting to try this for such a long time and I wasn't disappointed by it! Most of the stuff that I wanted were out of stock so I really annoyed, I couldn't really find a 3rd thing to complete my 3 for 2 so I just went with Soap & Glory 's SuperCat Eyeliner(£6) because I know that it will get used and it's just handy to have felt eyeliners at the ready.
From Superdrugs there wasn't anything particular that I wanted expect Revlon Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry(£7.49) (which I'm soo excited about>.<) and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer(£5.99). I noticed these MUA Pro-Base Prime and Conceal Palette and Powder and I knew I had to try it because it looks so interesting and plus at the price of £4 each it wasn't a big risk.

Then I dropped by Essence because I was close by Wilkos. I need a new mascara I decided to try their Get Big Lashes Mascara(£2.30). They have a ton of different masacaras so I was a bit overwhelmed by the choices. After seeing a review, I really wanted to try their Matt Effect Lipgloss(£2.30) - I got the shade Velvet Rose which is a light pink colour. Then I picked up the I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Primer(£2.50) because I've been wearing eyeshadow more often so I've been hunting for new eyeshadow primers. Lastly, I got the Eyeliner Pen Waterproof(£2.80) mainly because it was really cheap and I really want to compare this to the S&G's SuperCat Eyeliner. Plus it said it was waterproof which caught my eye.

That's all from my haul! 
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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Liner by Kate Emerald Review*

My favourite type of eyeliner has to be gel because I feel it lasts the longer, and is easier to apply. I've stuck to the usual black colour but I've really been wanting to experiment with other colours. This dark green is a perfect way to begin trying other colour gel liners.
That fact it's a dark green colour means that you could wear this as an everyday eyeliner. I've been wearing this quite often recently. Usually when you mess up with a black eyeliner it's quite obvious but I think you can get away with this if you accidentally  rub your eye (i do that quite a lot -_- ) 
Packaging wise it's pretty simple, it comes in a small transparent pot with a black lid. The container is plastic which feels a bit cheap but on the plus side it's quite light. The brush that comes with it is usable but I prefer to use my real techniques eyeliner brush instead.
The application is very smooth and it dries fairly quick. It's pigmented but when applying there may have to go over some areas again.
When I initially looked at the colour I thought it was a standard emerald green colour but when you look closer you can see small tiny little sparkles. I hope you can see from the swatches above the shimmers I'm talking about. I think it makes the eyeliner so much more special. Dark green eyeliner like this tend to look too dark and matte but I think the shimmers make the emerald green really shine through even though it's dark.
Rimmel products are really impressing me lately, can't wait to try more stuff from them!

Have you tried this eyeliner? What's your favourite Rimmed product?


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