Wednesday, 20 August 2014

MAC Prep + Prime Review

A few months ago, MAC had this little 'giveaway' on their Facebook page where they were giving away little samples of their Prep + Prime primer. Now, I'm a massive MAC fan and I love free samples so I was really excited when I actually received my little sample. I hadn't read any reviews about it or anything so I had no idea what to expect, but I definitely wasn't disappointed.

I fell in love with this tiny little sample and now I'm super sad that it's practically finished. But I'm definitely tempted to buy a full sized version of it because I'm not ready to let go just yet. This was the first primer I'd ever really used so I didn't have anything to compare it to.

It's white in colour and has a really smooth consistency, and it goes onto your skin really nicely. I actually read somewhere, I can't remember where, that if you mix your foundation with your primer it lasts longer? So I've been doing that and I have actually found that it does last a bit longer than if you apply them separately. It also makes your foundation go on a lot smoother and look a lot better.

Like I said, I (foolishly) didn't use primer before using this one, so I was used to having literally nothing left on my skin by the end of the day. So you can imagine my surprise when I took my makeup off on the first day I used Prep + Prime and actually had a load of makeup still on!

I'm definitely going to be buying the full sized version of this product as soon as I can. If you're like me and you don't like to buy full size versions of products you haven't tried before, I'm sure you can pick up the sample size on somewhere like eBay. I definitely recommend trying this product out, I think it's really great.

Have you tried Prep + Prime before?
Let me know!


Sunday, 17 August 2014

I Love This Blush Palette! ♥

A little while ago, Makeup Revolution was so amazingly kind enough to send me some products to try out and review. I fell in love with everything they sent me so today I'm going to share with you one of my absolute favourites: the Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Sugar and Spice.

Like I said, I was sent this product, but you can pick it up for only £6 which I think is a really good deal. I really love the packaging. It's black and shiny and inside there's a massive mirror which is perfect if you're out and about.

There are eight different shades to choose from, and as you can see from the pictures, most are matte and two are kind of shimmery shades. I really love all the colours, I just think they're so pretty. They're also highly pigmented. I've not had a chance to try them all out yet, but I did swatch them so you can see how they look.

I don't think the shades actually have names, but the one I've been using the most is the second from the left on the top row. It's not too bright or overpowering so I use it for work and everyday wear. I really love how it looks on my skin, it just gives me that little bit more colour that I need in my cheeks. It's really easy to apply and it actually lasts all day too, it's one of the only things left on my face by then end of the day which I think is pretty impressive.

I really love this product and I think I'll be using it for a while before I change over to another blush. Definitely try it out and you won't be disappointed!

Have you tried this product yet? What shade is your favourite? 
Let me know!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Primark Gym Haul! ♥

So the fact that I'm doing another haul just shows you how bad I am at saving money! This haul is a little different though as I've recently decided to start going to the gym. I'm not going to lose weight by any means, just to get in better shape since I get out of breath when I go up the stairs! So I decided to go out and buy some nice gym clothes from none other than Primark itself. I'd always walk past the gym section and think that they had such nice stuff, so now I'm buying some!

Crop top - £3.50

The first thing I saw was this little pink crop top that kind of looks like a sports bra. I just love the neon pink colour of it. It fits really nicely too so I can't wait to wear it and be comfortable. Also, I've discovered that literally nowhere sells sports bras in an A cup? I mean, come on, we need sports bras too! So I'll most likely be using this as a sports bra until I can find a real one.

Leggings - £7

The next thing I grabbed was this pair of leggings, which have a neon pink stripe down each leg so they match the crop top which I love. They're a really soft, stretchy material that's not too thick so they're ideal for running. They also have a little picture of someone running on the hip which I think is pretty cute!

Socks - £2

I also picked up a little pack of ankle socks which have little phrases on them which I like. There were loads of colours and styles to choose from but I liked these ones best. 

Leggings - £6

I got another pair of leggings, yoga ones this time. They're also really soft. They have a grey waistband that kind of reminds me of the leggings from Victoria's Secret, which I love. And again they have a little picture of someone doing yoga.

Tank top - £2

If I'm being honest, I only bought this shirt because it had been reduced down to £2. But I do actually like it. It's really loose and comfortable and I love the neon yellow/green and grey layering.

Trainers - £12

The final thing I bought, and possibly my favourite thing were these trainers. I was desperate to find some nice, comfortable trainers since I own none and I can't really go to the gym without some! I saw these and immediately loved them. They're no Nike's, but they'll do for now!

I hope you enjoyed this haul and seeing what I bought. What's your favourite item that I bought? Let me know!


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Soap & Glory - Archery Review!

If you read my last post about my mini Soap & Glory haul, you'll know that one of the products I purchased was the Archery eyebrow pencil. Since buying it I have absolutely fallen in love with it, and here's why:

First of all, it was really cheap. It only cost me £8 which I was really happy with considering the product I used to use on my eyebrows cost almost £20! And second of all, it's just so amazing, I actually get excited to do my eyebrows every morning just because I get to use this product, and before I used to hate doing my eyebrows.

It's a two-in-one kind of deal. On one end there's a little brush for your eyebrows, and on the opposite end there's a tiny twist-up pencil. The fact that it's so small is really good because it makes everything so precise and defined. It makes doing my eyebrows so much easier, and it actually makes it quicker, you just twist up the pencil and go! I think so far the shortest amount of time it's taken me has been literally two minutes, which is really good for when I'm rushing to get ready for work in the morning!

Once I've done my eyebrows in the morning, it lasts all day until I come home from work and take my makeup off, which I think is pretty amazing. So it does last a really long time (unless you take a shower or something!)

This is definitely my number one product right now, I actually prefer it over any other eyebrow product I've tried, and that includes HD Brows. From what I've seen online, there's another version of Archery and it's got a tint at one end and the pencil at the other, so I'll definitely be trying that next. But I honestly can't recommend this product enough, just give it a go and you'll see how amazing it is.

Have you tried Archery yet? What do you think of it?
Let me know!


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Mini Soap & Glory Haul!

I've really been trying to save my money lately, but I've discovered that I'm possibly the worst saver in history because I went shopping yesterday. I honestly didn't spend that much, which makes a change! Anyway, I've been wanting to try some of the makeup from Soap & Glory for a while now. I'm a massive fan of Soap & Glory, so I couldn't resist going into Boots and having a look.

The first thing I grabbed was the Archery eyebrow pencil. I've read so many good reviews about it and just couldn't resist trying it for myself, especially since my eyebrows are usually such a pain to do. It's got a brush at one end and then a twist-up pencil at the other end, so it's a two in one kind of thing. I got this in the colour Hot Chocolate and it cost £8.

The next thing I grabbed was the Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss which I've been dying to try for a while now. It's basically a lip gloss that makes your lips look plumper. I've read so many things about it and knew that I just had to try it for myself, even though I'm not a massive fan of lip gloss. I got it in the colour Clear (exciting, I know!) and it cost £9

The last thing I picked up was the Supercat liquid eyeliner pen. I've been using another liquid liner for a while now and it's starting to run out so when I saw this I just decided to go for it and give it a try. I just got it in black and it cost £6.

Just a little haul, I know, but I hope you guys enjoyed seeing what I got. I've actually already tried all three products and I'm in love with them. I'll be doing separate reviews for all of them, starting with Archery because I think that's my favourite out of all. I'm definitely going to be looking at the Soap & Glory makeup section more often now after trying these products!

Have any of you tried Soap & Glory makeup products? What do you think of them?

Let me know!


Friday, 8 August 2014

I Won A Giveaway! ♥

A while ago, I entered a giveaway run by Effortlessly Excessive to win an amazing little set from Benefit. I completely forgot that I had even entered when I was contacted by Kirsty telling me that I had actually won! Today the prize arrived and I'm so excited to start using all the products I got in it! Anyway, I just wanted to share with you guys what I received!

If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I'm a massive fan of Benefit, so I'm absolutely in love with everything already! I'll definitely do some reviews of the products soon!

A massive thank you to Kirsty for running the giveaway, definitely go check out her blog over at Effortlessly Excessive.


Sunday, 3 August 2014

A Little Life Update ♥

Hey everyone!

So I know it's been a while, almost a month? I think? Which sucks, I hate that I've gone this long without making a post about something. But basically a couple things happened recently that I've had to focus on first, before my blog. The main one being that my relationship recently ended, which I was pretty heartbroken about and didn't really feel like posting anything. But I don't want to turn this into a sad post or try to make you guys feel sorry for me, so I'm not going to talk loads about it, but yeah, posting on here wasn't what I was thinking about for a while, sorry!

Hopefully I'll be a little more active now and it'll give me something to do and take my mind off of what's happened in the last few weeks. I've not really got any posts lined up yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something. There's always something to write about.

So yeah,  not the longest or most exciting post in the world but I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm still here and I will be posting again, hopefully pretty regularly.

I hope you all are well, what's been happening in your lives? Let me know!



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