Category: Makeup reviews

Where have I been, Book tube and Current read.

Front garden.jpgHello my lovely beauty and book followers.  AGAIN I have been gone for over a week.  Sometimes life just gets in the way.

As many of you know that follow me I am a full time nurse, and that includes a variety of shifts as my job is 24/7.  This is not the first time I have posted about this.
This week I have been on 4 night shifts which were busier than I planned, therefore I did miss breaks so I was not able to read in free time to get a review up and ready for you today.
Thursdays night shift was BAD, oh my goodness, by Friday morning I was so tired, exhausted I just wanted my bed.   Since then I have not been able to switch my body clock back as I do have another night shift tomorrow…. Boo, then back onto 3 days.
But I can assure you I am going to be reading this week.

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I plan to finish this book this week, I am half way through and it is very good.  I am definitely going to get back into reviewing, I was doing so well for a month haha.  Ooops.

Here is the link to me introducing the book to you:  New Read: In His Corner


I brought up in a previous post that I was thinking of starting Book tube as a new way to share my love for books.  As well as sharing my love for makeup like I do on this blog.  

I have set up a new channel, and uploaded 3 videos that I did about 3 years ago before my life became hectic, but I am serious and ready to start it very soon.
Please check them out and advise me, if you’re a book tuber please comment below and help me out, it is really appreciated.  Link below

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Thankyou, all of you so much and for helping me reach over 320 followers so far.  I want to make all of you proud.

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Benefit brow before and after

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Hello my lovelies it has been a while since I have posted something beauty related, today I bring you Benefit Gimme Brow and Ka-Brow. my before and after:

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Ka-Brow!- £20
Brush on rich, buildable colour! This all-in-one eyebrow cream-gel easily fills, sculpts and defines brows. Plus the built-in hard-angled brush magically converts to a full-size brush for precise control & effortless application! Includes signature Tips & Tricks!

  • builds from natural-looking to dramatic
  • cream-gel colour
  • 24 hour waterproof wear

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Gimme Brow- £20

Our cult-favorite gimme brow tinted eyebrow gel contains tiny microfibers that adhere to skin & hairs, creating natural-looking fullness and definition. The custom, tiny tapered brush blends easily while the precision tip shapes hairs into place. Now available in 3 shades, including a NEW MEDIUM SHADE, so every gal can brush on fuller-looking brows. Includes signature Tips & Tricks.

  • volumises, tames & tints
  • water-resistant & long-wearing
  • 94% said brows looked visibly thicker

Here are my before and after steps:

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This is my eye brow before any products.  The first product I apply is Ka-Brow, I find it can be a little dry so it takes a while to layer up the brush.

 

 

 

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My brow after using Ka-Brow,  I am gradually learning to improve the outline but like I said, this product is a little dry so I may need to source an oil or pop a little water into the pot to make application easier.

 

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I then applied the Benefit Gimme brow which is like a mascara wand with fibres, filling in any sparse spaces, and setting the brow.  Sometimes I use this on it’s on in the mornings if I want a fuller natural brow.

 

 

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Everyday natural look + essentials

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Hello all my lovely followers, and newbies.  I haven’t really shared with you all my everyday essentials in a while, and they have changed a bit.  I always use my makeup to achieve a natural look because, it is either for work or  just general out and about.  It has been a while since I have done a really glam look.   
Below are my main essentials to achieve my natural look, I have recently started to fill in my brows and I have noticed a significant improvement to my appearance.

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Lets start from the base to the finish shall we?  Most of these I have reviewed, therefor I have linked them below.

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I have reviewed a lot of the products above already, but I haven’t included them all together for a while.  There is a mixture of expensive and affordable makeup above, it has taken me a while to gather this little collection, and I do own more makeup, but these are my favourite at the moment.
They are all super durable, I wear them on 12.5 hour shifts as a nurse and they can withstand all that time.

For more reviews, demos, or before and afters please comment below 🙂 I reply pretty fast.

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GALifornia by Benefit : Blush

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£24.50

Benefit’s NEW GALifornia golden pink blusher is part sun, pure fun! It blends bright pink with shimmering gold, capturing the warm glow of California sunshine in a box. The signature GALifornia Dreamin’ scent features notes of pink grapefruit & vanilla. Comes complete with a custom rounded blush brush for soft, diffused application.

  • Golden pink powder blush
  • Artwork inspired by vintage California surfer girls
  • Includes rounded blush brush and mirror  (Benefit website)


Okay I am in LOVE with this blush.  I went to Benefit on my birthday just to try out some of their brow products as they are well known for them, and everyone I watch on YouTube raves about their brows, so I thought lets give them a go.  

The girl there was lovely, she offered to do my whole face with their best products as 1. It was my birthday and 2.  I own nothing by Benefit.   This blush Galifornia was gorgeous when she applied it, their is some gold shimmer to the blush which gave my cheeks a lovely subtle glow, and I have had nothing but compliments since wearing it at work.
The formula is very pigmented, but I cannot get enough and sometimes go over board, OOPS.

The packaging is so attractive and will definitely catch your eye, as well as the internal product, SOO PRETTY.  I am so glad I paid the extra money for this product because it was well worth it, I have even stopped using my Milani baked blush since using GALifornia, just because I have become addicted.
I am well aware it is a pricey product, but I can reassure you it is definitely worth the price, it lasts a long time, and the colour payout is amazing. The blush does come with a brush which I do not tend to use but do keep as they are a good size for travelling as they fit inside the product, I use my real techniques blush brush to apply my blush.

Over all I give this product a 5 star rating, I am blown over with the quality.

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L’Oreal True Match highlighter-First impression

Hello all my beauty followers,  I went out and splurged on some new makeup, just because it was my birthday 🙂 why not.

Today’s main first impression is about the L’Oreal true match highlights.  I am not sure how long they have been on sale for but I am actually impressed. I tried it today for the first time and fell in love.  

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This powder highlight cost me £7.99 and I got mine in the shade icy glow.  There are two shades, the other is more of a bronze highlight called Golden Glow.   

A collection of 4 iridescent powder highlighters which blend effortlessly together for all over illumination or to highlight key areas.

Designed in 2 light enhancing shades. An iridescent golden glow that enhances the overall complexion with a luminous finish, perfect for medium to dark skin tones. Or a pearlescent icy glow for a subtle highlight to a radiant glow, perfect for light to medium skin tones.

Ultra fine pigment and highly blendable formula.  (L’Oreal)

Pro tip: Transition your natural radiance from day to night with True Match Highlight by applying the powder illuminator with a damp brush for a more intense glow.

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I personally loved the pink/bronze shade on the right, that was what I used in the picture above.  The other two are beautiful but not as pigmented.  All of these together I think would look gorgeous.  I obviously haven’t used it long enough to give a proper review.  We will have to see if I like it more than my Sleek Highlighting palette.
There was a small amount of fall out, not a lot, but I did find I had to swirl my brush around a bit to get enough product, so it is not as pigmented as I thought.

As a first impression I like it, I will keep testing it out and let you all know what I think, but I do like that it has a possibility of using 4 shades 🙂

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Birthday shopping Haul

Denim jacket- H&M £29.99

Torment book and notebook – Waterstones Book:£7.99 and notebook £13.99

Kabrow x2 products Benefit – £20 each

Galifornia blush Benefit- £24

L’Oréal highlight- £7.99

L’Oréal foundation- £9.99

L’Oréal mascara – £9.99

Nyx matte lip gloss- £7

Benefit pore testers and Benefit bag were freebies.

Everyday makeup Look

img_1451Hello my lovelies,  It has been a while since I have done a get ready/every day makeup look.  So here we go.  Excuse the hair this is it in it’s natural form (CRAZY FRIZZ).


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I always start of by priming my face, my go to primer is the Samshbox pore minimizing primer.  Main review : Smashbox pore Minimizing primer

This gives me a smooth base to apply my foundation.  And I cannot rave about this primer enough it is fantastic, especially for my spot prone skin.

My next step is to apply my foundation, I have been using the L’Oreal True match since December and I love it, I have reviewed this as well: L’Oreal True match foundation: Before and After

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I apply my foundation and Concealer using the Real Techniques basic complexion sponge.  I make it damp and use the curved side to blend my makeup.

I use the flat side for my powder.

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My next step is applying my Urban Decay Naked skin concealer to my spots, as well as applying it under my eyes, forehead and chin.

Next step is for my to powder everything into place.  I sometimes skip this step depending on how much foundation/concealer  I have put on or if I am going out.  My favourite powder is by Airspun, I purchased mine off of Amazon for hardly anything.  This one is translucent, better for pictures.  Totally worth the money.
I apply it using my Powder brush by Real Techniques. 

Time to add some colour to my face, as I look PALE, haha I blame British weather.
My favourite way to contour is by using my Kat Von D Shade and Light palette.  I mainly use the contour shades in this palette, my fav is shadowplay which is the bottom/middle shade.  I apply this across my hairline, temples, hollows of my cheeks and jawline, using the sculpting brush by Real Techniques.
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Next step is applying some blush to my cheeks, still looking pale.  I used a baked blush by Milani, it is more of a peachy coral shade.  I used my Blush brush by Real techniques and applied the blush to the apples of my cheeks.img_1434

TA DA!  Still not done …… (The light makes me look a little washed out still, HOLD ON)
We need some highlight.

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This is the Sleek makeup highlighting quad palette in Solstice, it is Beautiful I have reviewed it in the past : Sleek highlighting palette 

I love the two shades on the right of the palette most, they look natural and are build able.
I apply these using my fan brush off Amazon, pop it on my forehead, down my nose, on top of my cheekbones and across my cupids bow.

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And here is the final look.  I added mascara and some pink lipgloss to pull it all together.

Again I know my hair is a mess, but this is my everyday look for work, and when I am quickly going into town.  It is so natural.
For a full glam look, comment below, and like my post. 

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