MAC Studio Finish Concealer Review..

The MAC Studio Finish Concealer was something I was always interested in trying out and boy am I glad that I did!

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This concealer is one that I like to call a “heavyweight champion” simply because it stays put all day and can withstand pretty much anything. I wore it on a night out, dancing and sweating (nice) and it was still hiding those nasty blemishes when I got home! It is also SPF 35, so will protect you skin in the sun – yippee!

The great thing is that is more of a wax consistency than a lot of other concealers I have used, so water tends to run off it rather than rub it off it. This is perfect for me as I tend to suffer with running eyes in the cold. I check in the mirror expecting to seeing discolouration coming out to play, but I am pleasantly surprised to see that my under-eyes are still covered, even after persistent eye streaming! And after 8 hours at work without touching up!

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I am in the shade NC20 and find that this works perfectly on both my blemishes and under-eyes. Although, due to it being such a thick formula, you have to be careful not to apply too much under the eye as it can crease and end up looking  very cakey and unattractive. So, just use a light coating to cover what you need and apply for lighting patting it onto the skin, taking more care under the eyes – a good idea is to use a setting powder on top as this will stop the creasing and help keep it in place for longer.

You can purchase this for £14.50, so it isn’t exactly cheap, however it seems to be pretty long-lasting and in my opinion, well worth the money! So if you are looking for a heavy-duty, long-lasting concealer, I would recommend this one, just remember to use a light hand when applying!

(P.s I’m back! I cleared the cobwebs out of my head and feel a lot more refreshed!)

A Little Break..

Hello my lovelies,

This is just a quick post to let you know that I won’t be posting for a short while (probably not at all throughout this week) as I am feeling a bit run down and tired, due to blogging at my job as well. It tends to get a bit much and I have tried to post every day and more recently whenever I can, but I feel as though I need a short break, as I don’t want to write posts that are boring and just for the sake of it.

Hope you understand and don’t think that I have abandoned the blog. You will see posts from me again very soon, I am just taking a weeks holiday – hehe!

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Including my Bloglovin’, I have reached a whopping 200 followers! Thank you sooo much to all who have followed me and to the loyal readers who always take the time to like and post, I really do appreciate it and feel so happy that people enjoy and like what I have to say.

A big, massive thank you from me!

Mwah x

200 followers!

The Cheap But Extremely Cheerful E.L.F..

E.L.F cosmetics are truly a god send, I’m not even exaggerating. If you don’t know who they are..then well, I just can’t even look at you.
Okay..maybe that’s a bit far, but if you haven’t checked them out, go (NOW) and do it. You will see exactly what I’m raving on about.

The prices are like a dream come true; a Foundation for under £7 I hear you ask? The answer is Yes. And I’m not even lying….

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When I first really got into buying makeup and changing up my beauty style a little, the first place I turned to was E.L.F. I found out about them through watching YouTube videos and I will be honest, I thought “If they are THAT cheap, they can’t be very good products”. I was wrong.

I was cautious with my first purchase and only dabbled in a few items, just to see how they were. The first things I purchased was a collection of their makeup brushes – and I have never turned back. The quality of their brushes really is something to shout about, they are long-lasting (still lasting me after a year of heavy-duty use) and they do the job just like you want them too.

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My absolute favourite is the Kabuki brush, this brush would be my best friend if it could talk and was..well a human (I’m aware it isn’t, I’m not crazy). It applies powder perfectly and blends in blush and bronzer like you wouldn’t believe. If you don’t want to spend all your well-earned pennies on a brush with a much higher price tag, then get yourself on to their website (click me) and see what tickles your fancy. I couldn’t recommend their brushes enough.

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I then went a bit mental and purchased a lot of their products over a short period of time, which ended up with my bank account feeling a little glum, although I was very happy!

Their products are very pigmented, very long lasting and completely under-priced (not a bad thing, please don’t change your prices E.L.F!). Their blushes look great and apply brilliantly, their lipsticks are highly pigmented and relatively long lasting (especially for the price) their nail varnishes are gorgeous and their eye shadows are bloomin’ fantastic!

My FAVE product is their Cream Eyeliner, which let me tell you, is just as good as any high end brand out there and extremely long lasting. The only thing I didn’t like was the packaging for this as it was sometimes hard to close quickly (especially if you a rushing in the morning) and therefore sometimes wasn’t closed properly, allowing it to dry up quicker than it should. But that’s just a small problem that I can live with, as the product makes up for that.

If you are looking to have a bit of a makeup splurge but you don’t have a very high budget, then go check them out and I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I also have some reviews of their products coming up very soon, which may tempt you even more…

(Note: I sadly haven’t got any of my own pictures of their products as firstly I am writing this away from home and secondly, they are so over-used that I don’t think they would like as appealing as the pictures I have used..).

http://eyeslipsface.co.uk

The One Lovely Blog Award

So, the lovely Mirifique Beauty nominated me for The One Lovely Blog Award, which is very sweet of her! Thank you! It’s always nice to be nominated for something and luckily I love doing posts like these as it’s a great way of readers getting to know you a little better.

The rules of this award are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Add the “One Lovely Blog Award” image to your post.
  • Share 7 things about you.
  • Pass the award on to seven nominees
  • Include this set of rules
  • Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

7 facts about me are:

1. I am actually a very lazy person, but since starting this blog I have turned over a new leaf. You don’t get anywhere with a “I can’t be bothered” attitude, which used to be my motto! (Just ask my Mum!).

2. I aspire to work in a Beauty/Fashion Magazine. I know that a lot may say this, but it truly is a dream of mine and I would love to be able to write for a magazine such as ELLE or Cosmo one day. I like the idea of a busy lifestyle, with lots of challenges (you can tell I have turned over a new leaf from the old lazy me!).

3. I can be quite competitive and usually end up having to leave board games as I take them too seriously – always ends up in family arguments!

4. I’m terrified of Spiders. I can’t bare them in fact. Blurgh. *Checks there isn’t one on me*.

5. I went on a short trip to Amsterdam last year and it was one of the prettiest places I have been. The City has such a lovely feel to it and everyone was very polite. I love the fact that pretty much all who live there ride bikes instead of driving! We should take a leaf out of their book.

6. I have lived in Wales all my life, but I can’t speak Welsh, even though we had to learn it in school. It’s such a hard language (or maybe that’s just my laziness showing).

7. I have always had a passion for makeup since I was a little girl. I taught myself to apply it and think my skills are getting a lot better as the years go by! (I hope anyway…).

My 7 nominees are:

intothestratosphere.wordpress.com

rosetintedbeauty.com

talesfromthesalerails.wordpress.com

kavichick2000.wordpress.com

iki0o.wordpress.com

fashionssake.wordpress.com

beautyandthetomboy.wordpress.com 

Definitely go and check out these lovely ladies blogs as they are all a pleasure to read 🙂

Purring Pretties…

I must admit, today has been a very lazy day and I haven’t been in the right frame of mind to compose a decent blog post (lazy me!). So, I thought…”I’ll show them pictures of my cats”. I know, I bet you can’t contain your excitement….

A little random I know, but I like to see other peoples dearly loved pets, so I thought I would show you a few pics of my little cuties! The Tabby is Ruby and the Grey one is Millie.

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And this was the result of them last Christmas!

And this was the result of them last Christmas!

Hehe, hope you enjoyed me showing off my little pusskins! (Such a proud “parent”…).

My Guest Blog Post!

Hello lovelies!

I was recently asked by one of my friends if I would be willing to write a guest blog post for this lovely site www.coolfashiontrend.com and of course, I jumped at the chance!

Writing guest posts is something I am really interested in doing, after all it helps to get yourself out there and it means I get to ramble on about makeup even more than I already do!

Please go take a look at my post “A Guide To Oily Skin” all about finding the right makeup and the best ways to use it!