Monday, 29 May 2017

Currently Loving #3 : Includes Too Faced, Becca, The Ordinary & More!

As I've explained before, for me, the change in season gives me the perfect opportunity to switch things around and use products that have either been left collecting dust or an excuse to buy new ones! I tend to not do monthly faves as I prefer to do a more of a currently loving type of post, which I'm beginning to see a pattern here by publishing every 2-3 months. Here's what I've been loving in the lead up to Summer! 


Friday, 26 May 2017

Latest in Skincare: featuring Bravura, Dior and more!

Skincrae Products From Bravura, Nivea, Dior & Judith Willams

When it comes to skincare, I'm not one to have oodles of products piled high like I do with my makeup. I don't always have the budget to try them willy, nilly in-order to find that miracle product, and even if I did, I think I'd still be quite happy to carry on using a product until I've reached the end of its life before picking up another one.

I'd recently come to the end of my humongous pot (150m!!!) of Rich Rose Face Cream by Judith Williams (which isn't as rich as it sounds, but in a good way) and thought now Summer is upon us, I need to start wearing something that bit more lightweight to beat the heat!


Monday, 22 May 2017

Two Mascaras, Two Reviews! : L'Oréal Telescopic Mascara & Miss Baby Roll Mega Volume Mascara

If you been following me for a while, you will know I've become totally obsessed with the L'Oréal False Lash Sculpt mascara. This isn't the first one I've loved from the brand, Miss Manga used to be another favourite. I've tried a fair few in my time, and I think out of all of the drugstore brands, L'Oreal comes top for being pretty consistent in the volume and length department (just don't bother with the Million Volume in the waterproof version).

So, when they introduced their latest edition, Miss Baby Roll Mega Volume Mascara, I decided to buy it because of the similarities in the design of the tube to the Miss Manga. Apart from Black, they also feature some really fun shades that I think are well fitting for the Summer months: Indigo, Lilac and Teal. I finished up opting for the Black waterproof version (BORING!). Although now Summers fast approaching, I might just go back and grab the Indigo to jazz things up a bit. Or shall I go for the Lilac? Hmm!...decisions, decisions!

I took advantage of the 3 for 2 offer that was on at Superdrug, which gave me the opportunity to pick up another False Lash Sculpt and to try their Telescopic one too.


Friday, 19 May 2017

Keep Smiling With Janina Ultra White!* #NATIONALSMILEMONTH

Janina Ultra White Toothpaste National Smile Month 

The smile from my children brings instant happiness - always! But that's not forgetting to ensure they practice good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. So,with that in mind, I thought it was really important to feature this excellent cause - National Smile Month - which is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health. Between the 15th May - 15th June, we are encouraged to become more aware of oral health issues such a mouth cancer as well as improve the general health of our teeth. Important cause don't you think?


Monday, 15 May 2017

Rediscovering Metallics : Which One Wore Best?

Metallic Liquid Lipsticks : Which One Is Best?  

The metallic lip trend has been back with us for a quite a while now. A trend that I embraced with open arms way back in the late eighties (really showing my age now) sharing fond memories of the pink-y bronzed lipstick from Lancome that I repurchased about 3 times, before it was finally discontinued (I was hooked!) Whilst I don't remember that metallic effect being quite as full-on as we've seen of late, I've always had a bit of a soft spot for that reflective pout; as my one minute warm, the other minute cool undertone proved, and still is, quite difficult when it comes to choosing shades. So, for a very long time and pretty much up until the introduction of the nudes, that pearlescent glow, preferably from a Bronze or Gold, was always a staple in my lip wardrobe to provide that extra plumpness!

Unfortunately, with the looming celebration of entering the mid-forties, left me unsure as to whether I could still pull this off.  But the shades I'll be sharing with you today proved too gorgeous to just walk away, and ended up with 3; one from Makeup Revolution; one from ColourPop and the other from Gerard Cosmetics.


Friday, 12 May 2017

Make-up Tip: 6 Ways to Prevent Your Mascara From Clumping!

How To Prevent Your Mascara From Clumping

One of the bugbears of applying mascara is that it doesn't take much for your lashes to end up in a clumpy mess. When this happens, we often feel it's a sign that the formula has dried-out and it's time to replace it with a new one. But as you and I know, this isn't always the case is it? So, what do we do? We often blame the formula, don't we?! Although some just suck no matter what you do! Now before we begin, I just want to add that I don't consider myself an expert when it comes to applying mascaras (no way!) But what I do have is a few little tricks that I've picked up over the years that have worked for me in preventing gloopy lashes. Have you tried any of these? 


Monday, 8 May 2017

The Ordinary Colours Foundation Review: The Product That Caused Its Website To Crash!

The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation 

For the poor guys at Deciem, Victoria Health or anywhere else that sells this foundation, it must feel like Black Friday all over again, except it's every single day and 10 times worse!!! After reading that they had received orders for over 250,000 units in its first week, I was really unsure as to whether to publish this post as the last thing I wanted was to increase the demand - Oops! But considering YouTuber Wayne Goss has already revealed his thoughts to his millions of subscribers, I soon realised I'm just a small fish swimming in a very large ocean.


Monday, 1 May 2017

Makeup Products I use when I'm up against the clock!

Makeup Prodcuts I Use When I'm Up Against The Clock 

Due to at one time working till very late, my body still hasn't quite adjusted to these new earlier finishes, which means I'm still not turning in till after midnight (but it's getting better). Unfortunately, this means there are mornings where I have very little time getting ready. These are my latest go-to products that I'll use when I'm up against the clock! 

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