Monday, 27 April 2015

KOREAN COSMETICS

So I came across this super cute and cheap Korean makeup website called beautynetkorea.com with so many adorable cosmetic items, I couldn't help but get one. I went for this cute little tub of peeling gel in peach by Baviphat. It was around £7 with free shipping to the UK which I though was really good considering the tub is quite big and has a lot of product in it. It took around two weeks to arrive which I thought was acceptable considering the free shipping. 

When you first open the tub it has a second lid inside with a little slot with a tiny spoon in it which I love as it shows that so much thought has been put into the packaging. The actual product does have a very strong peach scent and is quite thick. It is a bit messy to apply and is quite lumpy and uneven so I just put heaps on make face and it did not look nice and did not distribute easily either. I left it on for around five minute before rubbing it off with a cotton wool ball. It peeled off in pieces really easily once it had dried on my face and it left my face feeling so soft and hydrated. I was actually really surprised as I did not expect it to work that well after it being difficult to apply. 

It cleared away all the unnecessary particles and oils from my skin leaving it feeling so fresh. It is quite messy to remove however as it peels off in small pieces so I think this product is ideal for when you are in the bath and have time to keep it on and wash it off. Overall I would deffinitely recommend this product and look forward to trying some of the other products in the range. The store also sent me some super cute samples which I can't wait to try out as well.


Let me know if you have any Korean makeup or skincare recommendations!
Lots of love! xox
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Monday, 20 April 2015

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS BROWS

After waiting nearly a month for these to arrive from the U.S, waking up to them arriving literally made my morning. I had been watching and reading so many reviews on these products for so long as I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to waste my money. 
The Pomade is $18, the duo brush was also $18 and the Brow Wiz was $21. Along with shipping and customs to the UK this was a lot, but one great thing I discovered when I opened the Pomade was that it was definitely going to last me a very long time as only a tiny amount is needed each time.


I had actually seen quite a few bad reviews on the colour 'Taupe' which is the colour I ordered for both the pencil and the pomade. Some were saying it had a strange tone to it but even though I am blonde I didn't want to get the blonde shade as to me it looked extremely yellow and I like my brows to be a few shades darker than my hair. Taupe was the next shade down and I didn't want to go for a dark brown as it would just not look natural on me considering how light my hair is so I kind of felt like I had no choice. However I can honestly say that Taupe is the most perfect eyebrow shade I have ever had and I would fully recommend it to anyone with light blonde to light brown hair as it looks super natural. I was so relieved that it looked nice after spending so much money and waiting so long for it.


This is the duo brush which I ordered with the Pomade and I love it. It is a stiff angled brush which makes it really precise and the other end is a spoolie brush which is great for blending out the front of your eyebrows and brushing them into place before application.


Finally, as I was so unsure about the Pomade I thought I'd get the Brow Wiz as a backup. This is an amazing eyebrow pencil and I sometimes use it with the Pomade as I find that it comes out lighter so I use it to shape the front of my eyebrows. It is extremely thin and precise and on the other end there is a smaller shorter haired spoolie brush which I find works better for blending.


Overall I could not be more pleased with these products, I love how they do not smudge and manage to stay on all day no matter what the weather is like. Here is a selfie with me wearing the Pomade in Taupe.



Leave me a comment and let me know what you think, if you've tried these and what your other favourite eyebrow products are! I also love reading your blogs so leave me a link to too:) 

Lots of love xo
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Thursday, 16 April 2015

SPRING FASHION

As the weather is finally starting to look like spring here in Scotland, I thought I would make a slightly different post than usual. I wanted to share with everyone one of my favourite spring outfits. Everything I am wearing is from Topshop and I have literally been waiting so long for it to be warm enough for me to show off this beautiful ruffle top and I am so happy that I also had a chance to wear my new cat eye sunglasses from my last post! 



Thank you to the beautiful Beth Alexander for the photography! Be sure to follow her instagram here!

You can buy the floral ruffle top here,
the jeans here,
and the sunglasses here
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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

CAT-EYES

I am in love with my new Simone cat eye sunglasses from Topshop. These are so on trend at the moment and I can not wait to wear them on my holiday to Cyprus this June. They have been on my wish-list for a long time now but it's a shame Scotland is so dull as I don't think I am going to get many chances to wear them here. I have also got my eye on a few pairs of 60's round glasses but I feel like these are still going to be my favourite.



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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

LIEBSTER AWARD

Thank you to the beautiful Ellie Victoria for nominating me for the Liebster award! I love reading her blog and think everyone should check it out. This award is especially for new upcoming bloggers and it is a great way to help bloggers discover new and similar blogs and to get to know fellow bloggers with similar interests.

The rules for this tag are:

1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the nominators 11 questions.
3.Nominate 11 of your favourite blogs. You should believe that they deserve this award and include their link in your post.
4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer. Notify these nominees via social media/blog.

What made you want to start a blog?
My bestfriend Kirsty, who I will nominate, has an amazing blog that inspired me, I have also always enjoyed reading beauty blogs for tips and reviews, I also really enjoy photography so it gives me a great reason to get my camera out.
If you could only have 2 beauty products for the rest of your life what would they be?
This is a tricky question, umm I would have to say my MAC moisture foundation and my L'oreal telescopic mascara.
Would you ever want blogging to be your job or do you see it more as a hobby?
As my dream job has always been to be a lawyer I think that will always be my main goal however I would love for blogging to be my part time job and if not I am happy with it just being a hobby that I can enjoy.
What is your favorite quote and for what reason?
"How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time" I love this quote because it really makes you think about at least one thing you could do during the day to help someone.
What makes you happy?
Being outside in the sun in summer, preferably on a hot beach. It's definitely where I picture myself when I think of relaxation.
What is your favorite fashion store?
Definitely Topshop or Zara  
Where is your favorite place to go on holiday?
Lithuania is my favourite place as it will always be my home and where my family is.
If you could live in any city in the world where would you choose?
Sydney, Australia 
How would you describe your style?
I'd say its either coachella street style or minimalistic.
What is your favorite film/TV Series?
My favourite TV series of all time is Gossip Girl, closely followed by 90210 
Where is your favourite place to go out to eat?
Yo sushi! I have a bit of a sushi addiction right now..

I would like to nominate: 


My questions are: 
If you could have just 2 beauty products for the rest of your lift what would they be and why?
What are you doing when you are not blogging?
What do you love and hate the most about the city you live in?
What kind of beauty product do you own the most of and roughly how many do you own?
If you had to pick a favourite hobby that had nothing to do with technology,
what would it be?
What is your favourite TV series?
What makes you laugh the most? 
Do you see yourself living in the same city 10 years from now?
What is currently your favourite fragrance? 
Which fashion store do you believe is genuinely over priced? 
Which season is your favourite?



I would love to see all of your answers so leave me a comment once you've done it so I can check out your blog and see! x
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Monday, 13 April 2015

L'OREAL SKIN PERFECTION

I had heard and read really good things about this range so I though I would try it out, these are the Skin Perfection Day Moisturiser and the Anti Fatigue Perk-up Cream and these are both are part of the Loreal skin perfection range.

The one in the tub is the day moisturiser and at £9.99 it is my favourite. It is a light, pink cream and only a small amount is needed to cover your whole face so a little goes a long way with this one. It left my skin glowing and helped to get rid of any oiliness on my T-zone. It smells nice and leaves quickly absorbs, leaving my skin feeling soft and hydrated. 
One thing I didn't like about this product is that if you add another layer it starts to peel off rather than absorb.

The tube is the Anti Fatigue Perk-up Cream. This one is £7.99. When I bought this one I didn't realise that it was more like a BB cream as it is tinted. I didn't like this very much as it was quite difficult to spread the tinted cream evenly so that the colour didn't leave me looking patchy. It is definitely extremely moisturising however and once it is applied evenly it creates an even radiant skin tone which is perfect if you don't want to wear foundation in hot weather especially since it also has SPF 20 in it. 



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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

FOUNDATIONS FOR PHOTOSHOPPED SKIN

I've narrowed down my favourite foundations to my top four that I want to share with you. They are slightly more pricey so I might do another post on drugstore alternatives in a few weeks.  

My first favourite is  Mineralize Moisture Foundation by MAC in the shade Bien Agiter. I love this foundation as it is especially great for people with dryer skin so if you have an oilier complexion I would not recommend this foundation. It is fragrance free and has SPF 15 in it. It gives amazing even and glowing coverage leaving your skin looking healthy and natural. This one retails at £28 ($41) which I think is a reasonable price as mine has lasted me an extremely long time.



My next favourite is Capture Totale Triple Correcting Serum Foundation by Dior shade 023. This one is much more pricey at £62 ($92) which is why I save this one for special occasions as opposed to the Mac one which I use everyday. I can really see why they've made this one so expensive, apart from its designer brand, it really is amazing. It gives an airbrushed effect and stays put for ages. This one is also great for all skin types so if you're thinking about investing in an extremely high end foundation, I recommend this one! 

Thirdly I would like to recommend the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup by Estèe Lauder in shade 2N1,Desert Beige. This one retails at £29 ($43) which I also think is reasonable as it really does stay in place and give amazing coverage, however simply washing it off in the shower won't make it come off  so you will most likely need to use a facial scrub to get it all of properly. This one is just as good as the Mac one if not better as it works for all skin types                   .


My final, and cheapest, recommendation is the Stay Perfect Foundation by No7 in shade 122, beige. This one retails at £14.50 ($21) and is amazing for the price. Like the rest, it comes in a glass bottle and only a small amount is needed to cover a large area. It is also hypo-allegenic which I like a lot as it means it has less unnecessary chemicals in it! This is a much lighter foundation and is almost invisible when blended in. It does not give a powdery or cakey effect whatsoever.

Let me know what your favourite foundations are or if you have tried any of these, what you thought of them! 
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Friday, 3 April 2015

SMASHBOX CONTOUR KIT ALTERNATIVE

As the Smashbox contour kit that i reviewed a few weeks ago is quite pricey at £35 I thought I would post a cheaper alternative. 
It is the Sleek face contour kit in medium. I think this works just as well as the contour powder and highlighter are pretty much identical to the Smashbox ones. The only down sides are that, unlike the Smashbox one it does not come with a bronzer so I just use a separate one and it also does not come with a brush. I do however love how cute and compact this kit is and also how super cheap it is at £6.49!


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Thursday, 2 April 2015

CLINIQUE FACIAL CARE PRODUCTS

I have two new high end products that I want to share and these are the turnaround instant facial masque and the even better clinical dark spot corrector both by Clinique.

The facial mask retails at £35 which is probably the most I've ever spent on a face mask. This is a face mask as well as a scrub as it has tiny grains in it which help to exfoliate your skin. This product is oil free and fragrance free and is apparently suitable for all skin types which I think is great as I know that a lot of people with skin conditions such as acne and eczema can struggle to find beauty products such as scrubs that won't irritate their skin. I like that this has no perfume in it as the less unnecessary chemicals I can put on my face the better. You can leave this mask on for up to 5 minutes or you can just use it as a scrub. I really liked this product as it left my skin feeling fresh and smooth however one thing I am unsure about is the glitter that's in it. It is also water based however this does not mean that it doesn't have a long list on non-natural ingredients, which it unfortunately does.

For this price I do not think that I will be buying it again as there are other non-allergenic scrubs on the market that can do the same job for less.

The next product I tried is the dark spot corrector and this one retails at £42. This product is definitely not a miracle treatment as you may think from the price. I apply it twice daily and very slowly I think it has improved the colour evenness of my skin however it did not work as well or as quickly as I had expected. I genuinely thought that this was going to be any answer to even flawless skin but its definitely not. I have found that to get rid of blemishes and spots the best thing to do it drink gallons of water whether its inconvenient or not after about a week and a half you will start to notice a difference. Don't drink over 2 litres a day though despite what anyone says as it can damage your kidneys! 


Clinique do not test any of their products on animals except from in China where companies are required by Chinese law to do so. I personally think that if a company was really against animal testing then they would refuse to sell in countries which require it. Furthermore if all companies that do not test on animals refused to sell in China then I believe that China may consider a law reform.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you have tried any of these or what your views were on any other Clinique products that you have tried!
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