Poetry.

I’ve been feeling quite low lately. I wanted to share a poem I found by somebody called Silent Perception. I can relate to their words.

Time will pass, and you’ll surely heal from whatever broke your heart. You’ll never forget though, it’ll always be in the back of your mind. I suppose the only cure is to pray for them and yourself. I just want to feel way better than I do now, with this gaping big hole in my heart.

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. 💕

Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Oh Darling – Review. 

Hey my loves!

Sorry I’ve been away for a while. Final year of university was no joke 😅 I have finally finished my degree, so I’m making a strong come back with my blog! I’ve got so many blog posts planned for you guys, I hope you enjoy what’s to come.

Today’s blog post is going to be on one of the most popular limited edition highlighters by Mac, called Oh Darling. Well I say limited edition, but they have brought it back permanently. I’m so glad Mac decided to bring it back to their Extra Dimension Skinfinish line, I was one of the unlucky ones that never got my hands on it when it was part of the limited edition Magic of the Night collection.

So here’s what it looks like:

The pictures are used with flash, to show you the true beauty of this highlighter!

The price of the highlighter is £24.50 on the official Mac website. If you’re buying from Debenhams or House of Fraser, you can swipe this beauty for around £22.

The highlighter has a metallic gold sheen to it. It’s perfect for olive and warm skin tones. It melts onto your skin seamlessly, giving you a subtle glow. You can amp this highlighter up by using fix+ on a brush and then dipping your brush into the highlighter. Be warned, you will get a very strong and blinding highlight! Or it you’re after a dewy skin look, dip a large fluffy brush in lightly, and sweep all over your face.

The packaging is nothing extravagant, it’s just the standard Mac container. It’s lightweight and easy to fit into your make up bag. It doesn’t include a mirror, unlike the Mac Mineralize Skinfinishes. 

It’s a little pricey for a highlighter, but is worth the splurge. A little goes a long way, so you can maximise your uses with this product. You can keep this powder for a total of 24 months.

This highlighter is now one of my favourites. It’s knocked Nars Albatross and No.7 limited edition highlighter off the shelf. This is the only highlighter I reach for.

I hope you enjoyed this little review. Please like and comment below on what your favourite highlighting products are. 💕

Nyx roll on shimmer eyeshadows – Review.

Hey my loves!

Today’s blog post is going to be a review on the Nyx roll on shimmer eyeshadows. They retail at a price of  £5.50 each and are available from Boots or the Nyx website. Nyx never fail when it comes to quality and price.

But enough of that, let’s get started!

From left to right the shades are:

Chestnut, Walnut, Salmon and Nude.

The one thing I love about these eyeshadows is the packaging, it’s so pretty and unique.

The eyeshadows have a different kind of application. 

When applying this product onto the eyelids, I find it easier rolling the loose powder out onto the back of my hand and then applying it onto my eyelid with a brush.

There is fallout with this product, but I find it better when I apply these eyeshadows to my eyelids with a brush rather than directly from the roller ball applicator.

The pigmentation of this product is amazing. As I always say, Nyx is one of those great drug store brands that is affordable and never let’s you down.

Here are some swatches:

This picture was taken with flash.

Left to right: Chestnut, Walnut, Salmon and Nude.

These shadows are so pigmented and have a lovely shimmer to them. Making them great to wear for evenings out.

And that’s all ladies. I hope you liked this quick review.

Don’t forget to like and comment below on what your favourite Nyx product is. 💕

Review: Glitter Eyeshadows 😻

Hello my lovelies!

So today I want to share with you a few sparkly eyeshadows I bought over the Christmas period.

Some products were a hit but others were a miss. But I’ll share everything with you, so if you’re interested, carry on reading. 😉

Starting off with this glitter palette:

I bought this palette from Primark for £4. I didn’t know what the quality was going to be like, but I thought for £4 I can’t complain.

I came home, all excited to use it, but it didn’t turn out to be so great.

Here are some swatches with and without flash:

As you can see, the glitter was a bit here and there. There wasn’t any solid pigmentation (not that I was expecting it for £4). Some colours swatched better than others. The first photo (used with flash) shows a weird after colour on the second swatch, the glitter pigment was meant to be an ice blue colour but it shows a yellow after colour.
The staying power isn’t great, in fact it makes your eyelids feel oily. It feels like the product was just vaseline and glitter mixed together and put into a palette 😭 the formula never really sets, which leads to creasing of eyeshadow if you have layered this product on top of normal eyeshadows.

Overall, I wasn’t happy with this product. But it was only £4, I wasn’t expecting amazing quality. I’ll probably bin this product in all honesty. 

The next products, though, are a hit:

And they are the Nyx glitter pigments!
I love Nyx. I feel like they do the best drug store make up, the quality is always amazing. So here were have the glitter pigments in the colours: Rose, Gold and Copper. I also purchased the glitter primer.

The glitter pigments were £5.50 each and the glitter primer was £8.

Here are some swatches with and without flash:

These swatches are clearly more pigmented than the previous product. The primer for this glitter is great. It’s sticky and once dry, it sets the glitter in place all day and doesn’t rub or flake away, until removed with an eye make up remover.

The primer can be used on eyes and lips, it lasts for a total of 6 months.

In my opinion, these glitter pigments are great value for money. You get a 2.5g pot of glitter and that will last you a while because you don’t need much of it for a great colour pay off. For £5.50, this is definitely a drug store winner.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to like and comment below on what your favourite glitter products are. 💕