Drugstore dupe for the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer?!?!

Hey my loves.

Today I want to share with you a drugstore dupe for the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. I think I’m a bit late finding this out, but better late than never, eh?

The dupe is the Nyx HD Concealer.

This retails at a price of £6 and is widely available from Nyx.co.uk, Boots, Asos, Selfridges and Feelunique.

This concealer has a similar consistency to the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, which retails at a price of £23.

Here are some swatches:

With flash:

Without flash:

I picked up the shade 04 beige. The shade is similar to ‘Custard’ from Nars. My shade in the Nars concealer is ‘Ginger,’ so I was worried the Nyx concealer would be too light for my skin tone. I looked at shades 05 and 06 and realised they had pink undertones. By the time I got to shade 07, I was hitting the deeper skin tones. So I thought I’d give 04 a whirl. I’ve made this shade work, by the time it’s blended into my tinted moisturiser and I have bronzer on, it looks amazing. Sometimes I’ll add a touch of bronzer under my eyes just to warm it up if I feel like I’ve applied too much concealer, just to get rid of the light cast under my eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good, highlighted under eye area, but I get paranoid that it looks too light with this concealer! You can also colour correct before applying this concealer, which helps warm up the concealer.

I can definitely say this is an extremely high coverage concealer. A little goes a long way. I’ve noticed that if you slap a whole load of this concealer under your eye area, it will look cakey and will settle into fine lines.

It has a doe foot applicator, which makes life so much more easier!

The packaging is my fave, the glass bottle makes it feel more up market and classy.

Would I repurchase it? Maybe, I’m still 50/50 about it.

So yeah, here’s the dupe! Super affordable, great coverage and can be used to highlight areas of the face. There isn’t a wide shade range to choose from, so many people might not be lucky enough to find their shade.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Comment below on what your fave concealers are. 💕



Hey my darlings!

I know I’ve been gone for a while again, but I’ve been busy with life. 😭

I had my graduation yesterday, I have been working and am currently doing two internships.

So today’s blog post is going to be short and snappy. I want to share with you guys a fabulous article I’ve produced for Asian World News! I was so chuffed when I received it today. It makes me certain that magazine editing is something I want to go into. I’ve wanted to go into editing for quite some years now. It’s just hoping somebody gives me a chance! 

I’ll be blogging about my graduation near the end of the week, with images. I can’t believe it’s all over! I’m a graduate and am so happy with the grade I have received. I’m going to miss uni 😭

I hope you enjoy this article!

Thanks for the support. 💕

Eucerine: Skincare products that have changed my life forever.

Hey my loves!

I hope you’ve all had a brilliant start to the week. I guess the weather could be a bit better, eh? It goes from one extreme to the next!

In today’s post, I want to share with you some skincare products from Eucerine that have honestly changed my life. Anyone that has followed my blog over the years will know that I’ve always suffered from oily and acne prone skin. I’ve been following a new skincare regime, morning and night, with this new (new for me anyway) brand. My mum has used Eucerine for a few years and it has showed promising results, so that is what swayed me to this specific brand.

These are the skin care products I have been loving. The cleanser, toner and hydrating cream came in a set of 3. (It works out cheaper than buying them individually, the price of the set is £26.50, individually all 3 items come up to around £30). I purchased the active concentrate and even brighter spot correcting concentrate as extras.

Starting off with the 3 step kit. I use this every morning and night. I have seen visible results in just 4 weeks (sorry I don’t mean to sound like an advert), but it’s true! I’ve never seen such fantastic results on my skin before. I remembered when I started univeristy, I used the La Roche Posay 3 step anti blemish kit for a year. Don’t get me wrong, it worked, but then after a while it just didn’t do anything for my acne prone face. I’m hoping my skin doesn’t get too used to the Eucerine 3 step kit, because this stuff is like magic!

The products are pretty straight forward. The cleanser is a face wash, it doesn’t dry your skin out. It leaves it fresh and super smooth.

The toner removes any dirt and surface oils from the face. Leaving you with a pure fresh feeling.

The hydrating cream is a light formula that hydrates without leaving the skin oily. It doesn’t have an SPF in it, so I follow with my Eucerine sun cream.

The next product is the active concentrate. This solution is supposed to help eliminate blemishes and prevent further breakouts. I brought this as an extra item after reading reviews about it. I havent really noticed if it’s doing anything for my skin or not, but I still use it twice a day to complete my skin care regime. The only downfall to this product (it’s either this one or the hydrating cream) is I notice I get flaky bits of the product on my face if I rub it in too much. It’s slightly annoying because I have to stipple over it just to get rid of the bits, so my face is ready for tinted moisturiser. The active concentrate is around £9.50, depending on where you purchase it from.

Last but not least, is the Eucerine even brighter pigmentation spot correcting stick. This is great for any pigmentation that is left from previous breakouts. I use this twice a day and have seen amazing results. My skin is almost pigmentation free and I only have to wear a light foundation powder on my skin now instead of my usual tinted moisturiser! The price is £14.50, a bit on the pricey side but it works wonders.

I want to make another addition to my skin care set soon, which is the blackheads scrub. My blackheads are as stubborn as anything, so I want to give the facial scrub a whirl. I will be posting a ‘how to get rid of blackheads’ post on my blog soon, showing you the products and tools I use to get rid of those horrible lil thangssss.

I feel like these skincare products are now my holy grail staples. I can’t be without them, especially from the results I have seen. If you buy all the products I have mentioned, it can be pricey. But make sure you shop around! You can be sure to find these items cheaper elsewhere. For example, the 3 step anti blemish kit is now £19.49 at Superdrug, instead of the normal price, £26. Be sure to use websites where student discount is accepted too! This is where you can find the active concentrate and pigmentation spot corrector for cheaper.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Comment below on what your favourite skin care products are. 💕


The mention of your name still lights a fire in my heart. The flame never really burnt out, it’s always flickered dimly. I think about you every day. I know I need to let go, but I’m not ready. I’m uncertain if I’ll ever be ready. You taught me how to smile on the darkest of days and taught me how to love with all my heart. I wish I could speak to you and hear your voice. I want to be the one asking how your day was and the one you come home to. But now I guess I have to watch you from afar. I hope she makes you smile in ways I never did, I hope she touches your heart and heals your soul. You’ll make her the luckiest woman in the world. There are days when I feel invincible, and other days I feel buried in a pile of rubble. I keep telling myself it’s okay to miss you, but not forever. I’ll be okay one day, just not today.

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner – Review.

Hello my lovelies.

I’m back with another fun make up post. Today I want to share with you the lip liners I’ve been loving and raving about these past two months. The best thing is, it’s a drugstore brand! Let’s get started.

The lip liners I’m totally in love with are the Max Factor Colour Elixer Lip Liners. These retail at a price of £4.99, but if you’re a bargain hunter like me, then you can bag these beauties for £4.49 each along with student discount at Superdrug.

The two colours I purchased are, Brown n Bold and Brown n Nude. 

(Left swatch is Brown n Bold and the left swatch is Brown n Nude).

These lip liners have the best formula ever! They are long wearing on the lips. The consistency is a medium thickness, waxy and matte. I use these liners all over my lips as a lipstick because they are so reliable and long wearing, so there’s hardly any need for a touch up unless you eat any oily food.

The brown shade is great for occasions, but I find the nude shade more wearable on a daily basis. So as you can guess, the nude colour has been my go to shade. It compliments warm and olive skin tones perfectly. They have a range of shades to choose from, so give them a try!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Comment below on your holy grail lip liners. 💕

Mario Badescu skincare.

Hey my loves! I’m back with another post. I want to try posting more frequently, so every Sunday and Wednesday I will be uploading new posts about pretty much anything I take interest in.

In today’s post, I want to share with you some very good and affordable skincare products I’ve been loving. There are only two things, but they seriously helped with my skin when my acne was at its worst. So here we go 🙂

I believe Mario Badescu is an American brand, but for all us U.K. beauty junkies it is available to purchase online from Beauty Bay.

Starting off with the drying lotion. This is a perfect over night treatment for any kind of blemishes. It’s kind of a pink face mask for those horrible spots. Just warning you… You will look a little crazy with this treatment on your face because it leaves a pastel pink mask type colour on your face. It comes in one size but can be purchased in either a glass bottle or a plastic bottle, so if you tend to travel a lot then I advise you to get the plastic container! The price of this item is £13.50. It’s a concentrate solution and only a dab it needed, it will last you 6 months to 18 months, depending on how often you use it. I’ve had mine since December and I still have a quarter of the bottle left. This treatment does dry your spots out significantly, so be sure to moisturise your skin well every morning and night to prevent flaky skin. Also, wear a high SPF!!! I can’t stress this enough. If you’re looking for a great SPF for oily, sensitive and blemish prone skin, check my last post out. But overall, I find this is a great acne treatment. It dries the spot out and completely kills it off. Definitely one of my staple skincare products!

The next product is the Mario Badescu cucumber cooling water. The price is £15.

I. Love. This. Product. So. Damn. Much. (Sorry I got excited).

This is perfect for fragile/sensitive skin and acne skin types. It does what it says on the bottle, it cools your face. I have currently run out of mine and will probably repurchase it soon. On the days I don’t wear make up, I refresh my skin by dabbing this on a cotton pad and wiping around my face. It leaves your skin fresh and gets rid of any surface dirt and oils. It can also be used as part of your skin care regime, after cleansing and before moisturising.

I’m yet to purchase and try the much loved facial spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater. It sounds like an ideal product for summer time. It comes in two sizes, the smaller bottle can be easily put into your bag.

I hope you enjoyed this review. Comment below on what your fave skincare products are. 💕

Sun protection for face.

Hey my loves!

Today I want to share with you a recent purchase of mine. Summer has (kind of) arrived and I want to stress the importance of sun protection for your face, as well as your body.

Sun protection is great, it helps prevent further pigmentation on the skin and has many other beneficial factors to it. A lot of people lay off the sun protection for their face because it is known to be oily and greasy, which then leads to breakouts.

I have recently purchased some sun protection that is great for my sensitive and blemish prone skin. It is the Eucerine Sun Fluid SPF 50. 

This retails at a price of £16. As pricey as it seems, it’s great for sensitive skin and oily skin. It has the traditional colour of an SPF and has a light perfume scent.

The formula is runny and thin, which is great. It rubs in effortlessly and doesn’t leave any white residue. It dries matte and makes the perfect base for foundation and concealer! This is what it looks like rubbed into the skin…

I find that it helps hold my make up in place all day. My skin doesn’t get as oily as it would without this SPF underneath. I don’t feel greasy or as though my skin feels heavy with this on. It’s perfect for all year round and gives you guaranteed protection!

I hope you enjoyed this review. Comment below on what your favourite SPF essentials are. 💕