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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Youtube | Essence Haul ft. Benefit Dupes

Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara
Essence Essence  Big Bright Eyes Highlight it... Pearly
Essence  I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base
Essence  Stay All Day Concealer
Essence  Crystal Eyeliner in Rosy Rush
Essence Lipstick in Come Naturally
Essence  Lipstick in Oh So Matt!

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Skincare | Kiehl’s Festival Skincare Survival Kit

With my last ever pieces of coursework in and just a dissertation and a few exams to go, I have to say I am looking forward to the summer of carefree plans and enjoying a well-deserved break/panicking about the impending doom of a full time job/attempting not to spend the last of the student loan.

Thankfully, my skincare is one less thing I have to worry about with this Kiehl’s Festival Skincare Survival Kit* and quirky tote designed by Zara Martin is the perfect no fuss companion to any festival you may be trekking to this year. Or, if you’re like me and prefer the quieter life – glamping set up and medieval feast. Oh yes, that’s happening. The kit comes with all the skincare staples that are light weight, effortless and designed to perk up your skin amongst all that mud and rain - it is the UK. Everything’s in miniature and comes in its own little pouch that’s easy to reserve for your travels rather than hurriedly run around attempting to pack last minute.

Though there isn’t much need for the sunscreen just yet (read: aforementioned UK), I have been enjoying the use of the kit with my everyday makeup instead of the glittery extremes and multi-coloured war paint you see plastered across the crowd at Glastonbury each year. I must say the Micro Blur Skin Perfector – think Benefit Porefessional in Colour and L’oreal Mattifying Primer in consistency – has to be my favourite as it lies somewhere between a silicone based primer and a tinted moisturiser that evens the texture of your skin. Add a few drops of concealer and you have the perfect effortless base.

The Skincare Rescuer spritzer also rates pretty highly in my books as it’s both nifty and swift and promises will protect my skin from external stressors which, at a festival means pretty much anything! The Ultra facial Cleanser also gets a thumbs up from me for its creamy lather that removes every trace of makeup without drying out the face. In fact, as a self-confessed body lotion/hand cream/moisturiser addict, the only thing I feel that is lacking in this kit is the pocket-sized Crème de Corps moisturiser that may be used on both the body and face that leaves skin leaving it nourished without feeling heavy. But I suppose including a deluxe sample size SPF is a little more important, if it’s sunny this year, we hope…

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

MaxFactor | Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink [Dupes]

MaxFactor  Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Blush Dupes Hourglass Ambient Lighting Swatch
MaxFactor  Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Blush Dupes Hourglass Ambient Lighting Swatch 1

These newly released MaxFactor Creme Puff Blushes have some serious beauty hype surrounding them at the minute for a possible affordable alternate for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. And, with the same veins of shimmery colour running through the pan they certainly have the potential.

Although, just after you scratch the surface of this Lovely Pink, after those first few uses those beautiful iridescent veins all but disappear leaving a sheer peach finish with some extreme sparkle and many tiny bits of glitter. The positives are, it makes a gorgeous blush/highlight colour combo and due to it's sheerness can be used to set creme blush without taking too much away from the original colour. But because of this, it's not something I would reach for everyday - this coming from a lover of the likes of Sleek's Rose Gold - and is left firmly on that romantique, date-night shelf.

MaxFactor  Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Blush Dupes Hourglass Ambient Lighting Swatch 2

The good news is, if you're still lusting over something similar that packs a little more pigment try the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Blushes (All I Think About Is You, Loved Me The Best) that are incredibly pigmented and boast a certain opalescent sheen as opposed to the all out shimmer of the MaxFactor Creme Puff Blushes - and they pack in just a little more product for just a third of the price tag.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Rimmel | Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara

Rimmel's Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara with a grow lash complex and fibres goes against everything in a mascara I love, as, if you've read any of my previous mascara posts, you'll know I simply cannot wear anything that isn't waterproof as it ends up down my face, and have a preference for volumising formulas over lengthening formulas. Consequently, I just can't figure out why this just works. Magic perhaps?