May Likes and Dislikes

Evening all, I thought I would share my favourites and my not- so favourites from this current month.

LIKES

Having seen the Original Source online a few times (I think they also have a Pineapple and Orange scent too), these are pretty good on oomph and zany coolness! Think these currently retail for about £2.

Also a similar product, this is my 3rd one! The Imperial Leather “Unicorn” Foamburst. I’m a sucker for packaging, and with everything being Unicorns still I had to try this. Smells quite subtly of Marshmallows and isn’t sickly sweet. Again probably around the £3 retail mark.

Initially looking for a matte skincare primer, but of all the ones I was looking for nothing took my fancy. Turned around and saw the Nivea Daily Essentials Moisture Boost + Matte and I was a little sceptical, due to the fact it said it left a matte look to your skin but also because it was a moisturiser and could also be used as a primer. Boy this does the job. Honestly refreshingly nice on the face and even good to apply foundation on top off too. Just enough tack to stick! Hidden jem. This was a bargain at £2.

Last but not least the Charles Worthington Salon at Home Protective Detangle Mist. I don’t use conditioner in my hair, as it’s very fine and prone to becoming oily very quickly, but also I needed some help when I have washed my hair to keep it straight and tangle free. Saw this and it was a risk purchase. It smells fresh, isn’t heavy on the spray, it is just like a mist and doesn’t weight down my hair. Bordering more than I would want to spend £5- £6.

DISLIKES

Not sure where to start.

All of these products from this months use have all been awful and a waste of money.

Will just bullet point these to save on waffling!

  • Rimmel Fix & Perfect Makeup Primer- terrible packaging, awful product, makeup didn’t stay on more than maybe 4 hours at most.
  • OGX Brazilian Keratin Smooth Shampoo- apart from the nice pleasant chocolate scent this has, it clearly doesn’t work well with my thin, long hair, and leaves it feeling worse than when I went in to shower!
  • Revolution Concealer NEW- I had high hopes of these new concealers due to the high amount of promotion everywhere. The shade scales are pretty good and the colour matched me well. I was c1, but that’s where it ended. After a few hours of honest wear, you could clearly see this slide and move on my face. I would say AVOID!
  • Rimmel Match Perfect and Lasting Finish Foundation- both oxidise badly, terrible shade assumptions, and both do not last the stated times for wear. I love Rimmel makeup and use the mascaras constantly over other high street brands. Just foundations lately don’t seem to live up to the expectations.
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Makeup of the day – dewy skin

 

Fancied a change today, due to the weather being pretty darn miserable.

 

 

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Here is what I used to create this look!

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in 100 Ivory

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette in Flawless 3 Resurrection in 5th shade along the bottom row

Urban Decay Perversion Eye Pen in Black

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Black

Urban Decay Brow Beater Brow Pencil in Dark

Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette in Solstice in Subsolar

NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray

Yes’, and o God no’s!!

So I thought I would share with you what I have been loving this month, and also what I have not been loving.

The Good..

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Nip + Fab Repair Bee Sting Fix Cream Deluxe

Nip + Fab has always been one of those brands that stands out for me, reason being it their products always seem to actually work! I have been using this face cream for about 3 weeks now, religiously day and night after my skincare routine. Suffice to say my face looks better. I have a deep frown line on my forehead, and it claims to smooth out the appearance of lines and wrinkles, which this has done! The condition of my skin has also improved. This is worth its weight in gold!!

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MAC Fix +

 

MAC Fix + I think has to be said as one of the original and best ‘primer’ waters or even a refresh/ hydrating spray. Works well if you are wanting to spruce up your makeup for a nightout but not having enough time to completely re- do your makeup. Also ideal for spraying on your eyeshadow brushes before using shadows or pigments.

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Lee Stafford Hair Growth Shampoo

 

Since having my 3rd child almost a year ago, the thickness and lack of volume in my hair has become so concerning for me that I started to look for something that would bring my hair back to life so to speak. A lot of treatments or shampoos cost around £30, which lets be honest, I wasn’t initially prepared to spend. I saw this in Boots and was a bit sceptical, but so glad I persevered with it.

It has lasted me one whole month, and in that 4 weeks my hair has become noticeably thicker, and lots of new ‘baby’ hair has started to show! So impressed. 10/10 Mr. Stafford!!

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Sanctuary Spa Charcoal Shower Burst

I saw this on a YouTuber’s account, and was intrigued. Sanctuary Spa have really come full circle with their range of bath and body items, and this is no exception. Its a charcoal foam in a can basically, which immediately turns into a white shower foam, it hardly has a scent, which lets be honest is a good thing. One thing I will say, for the price of £5, it doesn’t seem to last long… I’ve used this maybe 5 times at most, and the can is almost empty… But cannot fault it, a fantastic product!

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NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray

 

Where do I start? Love love, love this! Honestly, if you are looking for a setting spray that doesn’t cost the earth then this is it. Spray at the end of making your face up, (albeit do your mascara after this) give it a few seconds and your makeup will last all day! Honest! Fab.

 

The Bad.

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Rimmel #Insta Fix & Go

 

I have to say out of all of these, the one item I have trialled this past month and HATED was the Rimmel 2- in -1 Primer and Setting Spray. It smells fresh and lovely, and would be a good refresh spray throughout the day, but as a setting spray, sadly not. It almost melted my makeup off! Avoid!

 

Have a good evening

C xx

Review: Sleek Makeup Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette

Sleek’s new highlighting palette is amazing.

Look!

 

 

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Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette

 

 

 

This palette has 5 unique standout colours, including 2 powder highlighters which are similar to a gold and a pink, and 3 cream based highlighters which are also in pink (pale), purple (more iridescent in the natural light), and light green/ yellow.

All go on to the skin incredibly well and can be used either boldly on the cheekbones, brow bone and cupids bow, or sparingly on the shoulders or décolletage.

The choice is yours!

 

 

My favourite lip products (NYX)

I swear, that literally this last year or so NYX Professional Makeup have exploded immensely with their makeup, even more so with their lip products.

I have never really been a fan of lip products, as the shape of my mouth isn’t really what I call ‘attractive’, so have always steered clear of anything dramatic or bright.

Then I saw these…

 

 

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l-r NYX Butter Gloss in Madeleine, Soft Matte Lip Cream in Rome and Abu Dhabi

 

 

They both go on really well, the colour pigment of the lip cream is amazing, and honestly lasts a fair few hours wear.

 

 

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Rome, Madeleine and Abu Dhabi

 

 

I picked mine up from my local Boots stores, but they sell online too and do not cost a lot, these were £5.50 and £6.00 each.

Have a great evening

C xx

 

http://www.boots.com/nyx-professional-makeup-butter-gloss-10207772

http://www.boots.com/nyx-professional-makeup-soft-matte-lip-cream-14g-10207816

 

 

REVIEW: NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil

My first ever brow product was a very old Rimmel one, and I think it is still lurking around somewhere in one of my bags hanging in my wardrobe…

Moving on a fair few years, and I have tried many various different products to achieve that well groomed brow look.

I think I have finally found what I have been looking for…

This!

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NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso £8.00

 

I have to add that, prior to me finding this one, I was splurging on the Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Brow Wiz £15.50 which is identical to this one, and double the price!

Worth its weight, its simply amazing!

C xx

 

 

 

NYX Glitter.. you can never have enough…

I’m a girl. SHOCK.

To be honest with you, I have always been a lover of pink, purple, sparkles, glitter and all things ‘pretty’.

In a home full of males, which include my man, my dog Rex, and our three boys, for me to be able to have a corner of the bathroom or a desk full of makeup is simply essential!

I also never really get the chance to wear full on glam, I do make a pretty good attempt I hasten to add, but never every day like this, as shown below.

I have a few different sorts of glitter beauty products which include gel pens, pigments, loose glitters, and pans/ palettes.

If you want, I could do a blog this week on my glitter collection, if you so wish…

Below is NYX ‘Face and Body’ Glitter in 09 (or Pink).

 

NYX Face and Body Glitter in 09

You can never have enough glitter…

 

Until next time… C xx