Monday, 17 August 2015

Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Palette Review

I was in Superdrug the other day with my friend and we were looking around and came across the makeup revolution stand which my friend had not seen before so we than spent about another half an hour swatching and I picked up this palette as I really want the Naked Basics palette but didn't want to splash out then not like it. In the palette you get 12 eye shadows for £4, what a bargain!

This palette comes with 4 beige colours which all have slightly different undertones and all incredibly pigmented, I like the fact you get 4 similar colours as they will all suit different people and can change a look too. These are really nice colours to use as a base or by themselves to even out the skin tone. They also aren't powdery like I find the MUA eye shadows to be they almost feel creamy and very smooth which I love. 

You then get a mauve colour which I really love and is similar to nooner in Naked 3 palette, so can be used to create a subtle daytime smoky eye. You then have 3 brown shades which are good eyebrow colours for a wide range of people, however I find the darker shades can be a bit streaky so you need to blend them a lot but then you can create a really nice look. I really like using these to create a very natural look along with the beige shades.

The last 4 shades are more grey toned apart from the purple/pink but still is more grey toned, I really like these matte shades as you don't often see colours like this so its good to see. I feel like these colours would be good to use in the evening for a night look as you can create a darker matte smokey eye.

Overall, I am really impressed with these matte eye shadows they have a good colour pay off, last a long time with a good primer and are super cheap, the only downside of them is they are a bit streaky which is expected with cheap matte eye shadows but they are workable.

Let me know if you've tried this product and what you think, thanks for reading!


Friday, 14 August 2015

Witch Blemish Stick Review

I bought this recently as I have tried several blemish sticks from all different brands and hadn't used one in a while and spotted this one was on offer, its originally £2.59, so still a bargain! I really like products with witch hazel in as I find them really effective on my skin and have tried lots of other things from this brand, so I knew I could rely on them.

I like the packaging as its bright and super easy to use, the product comes in a stick, almost like a glue stick, which you have to push up. I then put it onto my finger and apply any blemishes I may have, you do have to make sure you wipe it so you don't spread bacteria, it's also really small so good for travel or to throw into your bag.

The product itself I think is really effective, I apply it in the morning and night as the last step in my skincare, however if I am not wearing any make up and my skin is particularly bad I will apply it more often. It's really good at preventing any threatening blemishes from turning into a massive spot and also help to heal a spot overnight. The smell is fairly strong but I quite like, I also feel like this means its got witch hazel in and is going to work.

I would only recommend this for regular use on oily/combination skin as it is quite strong, although doesn't dry my skin out and if you have sensitive skin I would do a patch test first to prevent a reaction as I have heard some people have used this and it's made there skin feel hot and red. 

I really love this product and is definatley going to be a staple in my skincare routine, you should definatley check it out if you haven't already as it's such a bargain. Let me know if you've tried it and what you think. 


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Barry M: Mediteranean

Barry M are one of my favourite go to nail polish brands and was one of the first brands of  make up I ever tried and they never disappoint me. This colour instantly attracted me a pink/gold shimmer that changes colours as you move your hands, its defiantly a favourite colour in my collection as I haven't seen a nail polish like this before. This one is from Barry M's Aquarium collection and is £3.99, which I think is a bargain for this nail polish, writing this post has reminded me to try out the other shades from this range. I love the quality of this nail polish as it dries super quickly so can be used if your in a rush, you could get away with only one coat and it also takes a while before it chips!


Friday, 7 August 2015

August Empties!

I've had loads of empty products collecting and I keep meaning to do an empties post so as I am trying to clear out my room I thought I would tell you my opinion on some products I've used up, although there is lots of similar products, so sorry about that!

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser (£4.99)
I have to admit I was first attracted to this product due to the grapefruit part as I just love the scent, however it was also branded as an oil controlling moisturiser which is what I always look for. I like how this moisturiser still leaves my skin feeling hydrated and is definatley more of a cream than a gel, so is one I prefer to use at night as for day I prefer to have a lighter base. However, as a night cream for people with oily/combination skin I really recommend it as you rarely find night creams for oily skin.

Clean & Clear Spot Control Moisturiser (£4.49)
Clean & Clear is a brand I have used for a long time and I actually got some of my first ever skincare products from here so can always rely on it. Unlike the Neutrogena one this one is much thinner and more of a gel consistency and sinks into the skin really quickly so is perfect for the morning and has really helped keep my skin clear. I would definatley re purchase this as I noticed a slight difference in my skin and just loved the way it felt. 

Garnier Pure Active Daily Scrub (£3.59)
I really enjoyed using this face scrub every morning and felt it made my skin feel really awake, it was also a nice gently scrub which can be hard to find, meaning I could use it daily. It also had a really nice scent which didn't irritate my skin and was a great thing to smell first thing in the morning. I definitely want to try more from this range in the future. 

Witch Foaming Face Wash (£3.99)
Another brand that I think I have almost tried everything from the range in as it is a range targeted for spot prone oily skin and definitely advertised mainly for teenagers. I really like the way it foams as it feels really light on your face as I find some face washes can feel too heavy on my skin. I can also tell a difference in the oil on my face as there can often be quite a lot first thing. 

Herbal Essences Bee Strong Leave In Conditioner (£3.99)
I bought this quite a while ago and only recently used it up since I have gotten back into using leave in conditioners, I feel this one really helped strengthen my hair and there were definitely less breakages after using this regularly for about a week. As with any herbal essences product it leaves an amazing scent on your hair which lasts all day, without being too overpowering. 

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo (£4.99)
I don't need to say a lot about this one as I have mentioned it so many times this is a perfect quick freshen up to use between washes and also gives a bit of volume, as you can guess I'm already onto my next bottle.

Rimmel Brow This Way (£3.99)
I didn't really know when this product was actually empty as I used it after my powder to set my brows or if I'm going for a more natural look and it seemed to last forever so eventually picked up a new one. This give a really natural hint of colour and is so easy to use, I have already been using my new one for a while and is now a staple in my makeup bag.

Superdrug Acetone Free Nail Polish Remove (£1.39)
I bought this to look after my nails to give them a break from acetone however I found this one wasn't as strong as the acetone one so I had to use more of it, so now I think I'll just stick to the normal one, it may also be because its only superdrug own so may try another one, let me know if you have any recommendations!

Garnier Micellar Water (Normal & Oily/Combination) (£4.99)
I have done a whole blog post on these 2 which you can read here, but this is another staple product in my skincare routine and its great value as one bottle lasts a long time, it is also always on offer.(I re-used a picture hence they aren't empty!)

Thanks for reading let me know if you have tried out any of these products and what you think!


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Tanya Burr: Little Duck

Another Tanya Burr nail polish a favourite of mine at the moment as I have recently ordered a few so I have been desperate to try them out, they are available on Fragrance Direct for £1.50. I really like this pale green/blue colour, I almost feel like there is also a little bit of shimmer in there which I really like. I also just love the names of all the nail polishes from Tanya's range they are all just so cute and I'm almost tempted by the names without even looking at the colour! I find this colour very opaque too which is surprising for a fairly pale colour, I think you could also get away with only one coat of this, I always use 2 just to give it a bit of long wear.