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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Makeup Revolution | Ultra Aqua Brow Tint

I'm not going to lie, my first reaction to this product was something along the lines of: What the heck is that? What do you use it for? Oh, brows. Okay, well I don't think I'll be using that...it looks rather messy! May I just take this little opportunity to eat my words. This is one amazing brow product that every girl needs.

Using an angles shadow brush or gel liner brush and squeezing little-by-little out of the tube you can really sculpt your brows using the "two lines" method meeting in the arch - there's a Pinterest image floating around somewhere. Admittedly this shade is a little dark for my natural brows and has a reddy tint - both of which usually spell disaster but match perfectly with my dyed red locks and the tint stays all day. Though I do recommend investing in a clear brow get or mascara to set your brows on top.

Beautifully shaped brows in thirty seconds. What more could a girl want?

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

New Things | Lifestyle Haul

Dodgy Barnett // Butter London
Colab Mini Dry Shampoo // You Beauty
Notebook // TKMaxx
Statement Necklace* // eBay

*technically new - after loosing the first one I owned!

What have you bought recently?

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Liquid Lipsticks | The Matte Edit

During my bi-annual blogging hiatus due to the wonderful word of education, I fell in love with the matte lip - actually, allow me to rephrase: I fell in love with the budget matte lip. As it's no secret how much I covet the cult Lime Crime Velvetines - just check my Instagram likes! - but for the price tag I'm a little more than reluctant to splash out - even if it may fantastic and can last literally all day long... Okay, so I'll admit, I caved a little with these drug store dupes that satisfy my craving without breaking the bank. But the real question is which is the best for your buck?

Splurge - At £10 this is the most expensive matte lip creme of the lot, it applies as a very pigmented gloss but dries within seconds to non-drying velvet matte that lasts for a good working day. By which I mean through an early morning start, an exam and a meatball sub, or a day of shopping, travel and two meals - the trails I go through for blog's sake. In fact, the only bad word I have to say about this range is their limited shade range. The verdict: I adore the shade, the pigmentation and it's non-drying but don't rush out to the shops just yet...

Shades | (L>R) Blood Orange, Velveteen Ribbon

Spend - For a long time I loved this lip product as it was the first real matte lip to hit the drugstore market way back at the end of 2013. But now I've had a taste of what else it out there, I'm left feeling a little cheated. It won't last through a meal and scrapes through a cup of tea, it smudges, transfers and becomes bitty as it removes. The verdict: great if you want something easily accessible and want to test out the matte lip, especially if you fancy a quirky purple shade the others lack, but it just doesn't last!

Shades | (L>R) Atomic, Restless, Kooky

Save - Best. Lipstick ever. There, I said it. This little guy just lasts and lasts - through a hot and steamy bubble bath, face scrubbing, tea and a scone - and just does not budge until you crack out the makeup remover. I'd even go as far as saying I'd wear it out for a meal without being afraid of the dreaded smudgies. But how likely is it to break the bank? At around £1 from eBay I strongly recommend testing it out - with 36 shades to choose from in pinks, nudes and reds, if you can wait a few weeks for delivery this is probably the best buy of my year so far. I've even put in a second order! The verdict: AMAZING! Just make sure you have some Micellar Water or something similar to hand for removal.

Shade | 28

What are your favourite matte lip products?

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