Benefit Brows!

I have three brow products from benefit; 3D Browtones, High Brow Pencil and Ka Brow!

 

The Ka Brow! is pretty good, although the tool that comes with it I’m not a fan of: it’s just too small and I can’t work with it. But the cream-gel is really good – I’ve tried other gels and to be frank, I simply haven’t mastered them, but this one is something I could get used to.

The High Brow Pencil is creamy –it is actually what it says it is! How many times have we all bought products that promised to be ‘creamy’ only to be confronted by scratchy, harsh products rather than the smooth glide you expect from the promise of ‘creamy’. However, although I don’t mind this pencil, I wouldn’t say it is a ‘must have’ – it seems expensive for what it is and it does have a pink undertone, which is a bit of an issue for my skin tone. I’ve tried to get on with it but at the end of the day, despite delivering the creamy texture it says it will, I’m just not feeling it. Maybe the more I use it I might learn to like it, but I’m never going to love this product.

On the other hand, 3D Browtones is fabulous: When you use it don’t expect a big change – it will highlight your brow subtly and makes your brows look more groomed and natural.  Note brow beginners, this may be a good starter product for you.

 

Remember anything you want me to review just let me know!

 

 

Prices

3D Browtones-£18.00

High Brow Pencil-£16.65

Ka Brow!-£18.00

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Eyeshadow Palettes Review!!

I’ll get straight into it!

 

My absolute favourite at the moment is Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette – Rose Gold Edition, I’m in love: the mix of colours is just divine. One colour I still haven’t tried yet is Flamingo, an almost neon pink – I’m not feeling it, but I just need that special moment (and possibly a Cosmopolitan or a Woo Woo or both) and I’m giving it a try! But the other colours ….. I. am. In. love. With. ‘Trust fund’ is beautiful and ‘Angelic’ is a colour I’ve not seen before so, it was fun experimenting with. They all blend well. I’ve had no problems with this palette and I love that it can be used for anytime of the day looks!

This is another one I use the most ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette. I love the colours, I’ve experimented a few times as I have never really tried to work with colours such as ‘Red Ochre’ or ‘Venetian Red’ but the more I played around, the more comfortable I get and the more I like the colours. ‘Antique Bronze’ beats them all of them – for me it’s so pretty I wish I could wear it every day!

 

Naked Urban Decay Smoky Eyeshadow Palette is fabulous, I normally use this for daytime, but I also bring it out when I want to put a bit more effort in with my look. My favourites within the palette are ‘High’; ‘Dirtysweet’; ‘Whiskey’; and ‘Thirteen’, these are so versatile and you can accomplish such a pretty look.

Next brand is Too Faced. The Return of Sexy is a really nice palette. I like that it comes with three leaflets and gives you three looks day/night for each section. The sections are a gold, purple and silver/grey. I like the choices and it’s nice that there is so many colours!

Too Faced Smokey Eye again has three choices, Day, Classic, Fashion. This palette is great if you’re travelling and don’t want to take up a lot of room in your bag.  I love that you can create a variety of looks from one palette – plus it comes with a tip leaflet to give you a few pointers, so if you’re starting out, it’s a great palette to play with.

Benefit Peek-a-Bright Eyes Set I love this! I use this when I am in a rush or if I’m not in the mood or just can’t be bothered with doing my face – doesn’t happen often, but you need to be prepared! It is so simple to use and if you need to travel light, this is a must. Three simple colours along with a cream – it’s such a simple palette but works wonders if you want a quick and easy look.

 

 

Prices

Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette – Rose Gold Edition-£56.00

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette- £41.00

Naked Urban Decay Smoky Eyeshadow Palette-£39.50

Too Faced The Return of Sexy- £38.50

Too Faced Smokey Eye- £26.00

Benefit Peek-a-Bright Eyes Set- £25.50

Morphe Palettes Review

YAAAAS! These three are my all-time favourites!! Initially, I was worried about the pigment, but with practice became confident in applying, blend, blend, blend!  The texture of these shadows is impressive: it glides onto your eyelid and looks perfect. My only niggle is two of the three palettes have a rather potent and distinctive smell – I don’t mind it, but I need to be real. The smell is the only issue with them and yeah, it was a little disappointing, but I haven’t had any problems with the shadow and I love the colours!

35F 35 Colour Fall Into Frost Palette – great range of colours, they are adorable and despite the wintery title, I feel you can use this palette all year round, as the colours are so versatile. I love the 7 matte shades, they’re fantastic for transition colour and the shimmers are simply delicate and very feminine! I have yet to use all of the colours, as some are a little out there, but I am looking forward to give it a go!

 

35OS 35 Colour Shimmer Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette – the range of colours, from warm brown to a bronze orange is just perfect for those evenings out when you want a little drama without going full-out smoky.

 

35O 35 Colour Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette – this one has the strongest smell, so beware! I love the chocolate browns, with the beiges and a spark of red/orange. The colours in this palette, especially, complement each other. I like that there is such a wide range of shimmer or matte. I love a shimmer, but the matte eyeshadows stand out for me – you can experiment with so many looks with this palette.

 

Prices

Morphe 35F 35 Colour Fall Into Frost Palette- £22.00

Morphe 35OS 35 Colour Shimmer nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette-£22.00

Morphe 35O 35 Colour Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette- $22.99

 

Makeup Brushes Review

I love makeup brushes! I’m pretty straight forward when it comes to brushes: I have some favourites and they work well for me. Oh, and please don’t judge the brushes, I haven’t cleaned them yet and lets be real it is a lot of effort cleaning brushes, ugh!

 

I’ll start off with the fantabulous Unicorn Brushes! So, in the set there’s a Contour Brush;Flat Top Foundation Brush; Blusher Brush; Brow Brush; Fan Brush; Powder Brush; Concealer Brush; Blending Eyeshadow Brush; and Packing Eyeshadow Brush. They not only look great, they work really well! Like most sets of anything, there are always ones that are used constantly and others that sit neglected in their holders. The ones I use the most are the Powder Brush, Fan Brush, Contour Brush and Foundation Brush. If you love unicorns and all things cute and pretty then this is perfect for you! The price, I think is reasonable, but I can’t tell you about shipping as I pre-ordered mine a while ago. The packaging is fantastic, so if you are looking for a perfect gift for your favourite friend, look no further, or if you have a birthday coming up, I’d start dropping hints 😉

Now Spectrum the Perfect Blend 8 Piece Eye Blending Brush Set, comes with C06 Tulip Eye Contour; A13 Short Smudge; A12 Fluffy Pencil; A07 Stubby Shader; A08 Medium Fluffy Shader; B04 Small Angled Blende; B06 Tall Tapered Blender; and A16 Precision Crease. LOVE, LOVE AND LOVE! These are on my list of must haves, they are THE best Eye Brush Set I have ever bought and I adore them – unlike some people I have known, they have never let me down. My personal favourites would be A12, A16, B06 and A08.

I have two brushes from Zoeva: 102 Silk Finish Brush and 142 Concealer Buffer. They both work wonders, the 102 foundation brush leaves a perfectly smooth finish – until I used this, I was all about the Beauty Blender (will never let that Beauty Blender go though, still a fav), but this is on another level! The Concealer Buffer is okay, I don’t use it as often, I feel kinda neutral about it.

Two more brushes I have are: a Real Techniques Brow Brush – it was in a pack, so I don’t know the price, sorry. I use this on a daily basis and it is pretty good. The other, No.7 Contour & Highlight Brush, is my keep-it-in-my-make-up-bag, for when I’m in a rush and just need that contour to look at natural as contour can be: its simple, effective and quick.

 

Hope You Enjoyed!!

Prices

The Original Unicorn Brushes -£45

Spectrum Perfect Blend 8 Piece Eye Blending Brush Set- £30.00

(Zoeva) 102 Silk Finish Brush- £13.00

(Zoeva) 142 Concealer Buffer- £9.00

No.7 Contour & Highlight Brush- £14.00

Facemasks Part 2

So back with facemasks! I’m going to look at the clay/cream based ones, where if you are lazy like me you put on before a shower and then wash off and happy days…. that’s only on super lazy days 😉

The two here I’ve used a couple of times and they have worked pretty well., They aren’t expensive, so if you are on a budget, these could be the ones for you. Both by Freemans Feeling Beauty Diamond Mineral Rinse Mask  is great for radiance and the Polishing Charcoal + Black Sugar Gel Mask + Scrub exfoliates and detoxes your pores!

Next up is the L’Oreal clay masks, I was pleasantly surprised by these.

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My favourite one would be the L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask. My skin looks so good after and it really brightens me up! The L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask and L’Oreal Pure Clay Purity Mask, are pretty good too,

but if I had to pick one out of the two, I would pick the purity mask as it does more for me than the detox one! I think these are worth the try but I wouldn’t push you to get them.

 

Now for the  pricier ones….

GLAMGLOW..  love them! My favourites are ThistyMud Hydrating Treatment and YouthMud Tinglefoliate Treatment. These are the best: my skin was really dry but after using ThirstyMud I noticed a difference immediately, my skin felt better and looked better! The YouthMud is interesting my skin has never felt so smooth before, this is great for those who want a brighter and smoother complexion.

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The others, SuperMud Clearing Treatment, FlashMud Brightening Treatment and PowerMud Dualcleanse Treatment are great as well, just not up there with my faves. SuperMud is handy if you want a good cleansing treatment, FlashMud is good if you want to brighten the skin and then there’s PowerMud – it does deep clean your skin leaving it refreshed and ready to take on anything I use this weekly and it does cleanse well, making your skin feel better and like it can breathe  again!

 

If there are any more masks you would like me to check out send me an email!

Next time I will be talking about a few of my favourite Makeup Brushes!

 

PRICES

Diamond Mineral Rinse Mask -£1.50

Polishing Charcoal + Black Sugar Gel Mask + Scrub- £1.50

L’Oreal Pure Clay Purity Mask- £6.00

L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask- £6.00

L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask-£6.00

( All the L’Oreal masks were purchased from amazon)

SuperMud Clearing Treatment -£39.00(50G)

YouthMud Tinglefoliate Treatment -£39.00

FlashMud Brightening Treatment -£39.00

PowerMud Dualcleanse Treatment -£39.00

ThistyMud Hydrating Treatment – £39.00

Face masks Part 1

I love a facemask They are fundamental to my well-being – slightly shallow I know, but whatever works I say! Masks give me an opportunity to take time out when I feel stressed – or help me feel a little more productive when I’m in front of the TV binge watching my favourite programmes… simply slap on a face mask and it’s all good!

I love a peel-off mask: the satisfaction of peeling it off in one piece cannot be described in words– it’s just so good! So, I will be talking about those in this blog. This will be part 1 for facemasks I think it would just be too long doing it in one loooong blog!

Just to go off point for a minute, I’m going to start with the Tonymoly I’m Real Skin Care Facial Mask Sheet Package. These are great, from amazon, costing £12.60 for 11 sheets. There are different ones for specific problems such as; brightening, radiance, skin soothing and plenty more. I don’t mind sheet masks, but given the recent weather, they are ideal to cool you down, so perfect over the summer. The packaging is quite cute as well!

There are some great masks available in chemists and supermarkets – they are cheap and do help a lot! 7th Heaven Manuka Honey Peel-Off, is nice and purifies your skin. Another good brand is Freeman Feeling Beautiful, my favourite is their Cucumber Peel- Off Mask, I normally keep this one in the fridge as it enhances the experience and feels so nice especially on a hot day!

I bought these two from amazon, I will start off with the ToullGo Official Peel Off Blackhead Mask this is pretty interesting, I’ve heard and seen about ones similar and the pain but with this one I put it simple on my nose and it doesn’t hurt too much. It does get some blackheads out but if you want something that will do the job well, I recommend getting T-Zone Tea Tree & Witch Hazel 6 Nose Pore Strips. Lastly the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask is an excellent peel off mask: easy to put on, good for sensitive skin and it’s great,at controlling oil and minimising those pores!

Overall these are some pretty good products and great value for the money!

Prices

Tonymoly I’m Real Skin Care Facial Mask Sheet Package – £12.60

7th Heaven Manuka Honey Peel-Off -£1.00

Cucumber Peel- Off Mask- £1.50

ToullGo Official Peel Off Blackhead Mask- £9.99

T-Zone Tea Tree & Witch Hazel 6 Nose Pore Strips- £3.00

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask – £22.00

 

Skincare

Skincare, brilliant!

I swear, skin can be the most annoying thing in the world…well, at least for me: It changes a fairbit, plus those bloody blemishes that pop out of nowhere and… the dreaded pores!

I have recently invested in some new products to see if they will help. I’ve never really been one to have an intensive skincare routine or any routine at all to be honest! But when my skin was playing up a couple of months ago I thought ‘right, now is probably a good time to start!’

So Neck+ claims to prevent signs of ageing. Although I am probably slightly younger than the product’s target market, and have yet to face those fabulous wrinkles, it’s never too early to start the battle of aging. I will say it is nice and feels good on my skin, but I’m just not fond on the smell – I can’t put my finger on it – it is not bad, just not my taste!

The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask it is an interesting mask. I like that it doesn’t have to be on for too long, you just put it on, massage into skin and then leave for about 5 mins.  I normally use it before a shower, as I can then just wash it off (Note: hot tip for the lazy).

I’ve noticed a slight change in my skin: it seems brighter and the tone more even. I would recommend this product, as it has definitely helped with skin tone and brightness.

Clearing mask helped a lot: my breakouts have settled down. When I put this on, I can honestly say I feel super-relaxed: the smell is wonderful and you feel as if you are at a spa. This is a mask if you have a problem with blemishes, it seems to soothe the skin with regular use, keeping blemishes down to a minimum. Big fan of this!

The Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser is something different. The ingredients include kale, green tea, spinach and vitamins and the smell is refreshing and wakes you up! My skin always feels a lot cleaner after using this and it has made a difference: my skin is more vibrant and clean. My pores aren’t as bad as they used to be, which I’m obviously super happy about. The price is reasonable and this is a cleanser, I would recommend.

 

So, having talked about the masks I use in my skincare regime, I want to look at those I use just for the hell of it – when I need some down time, a bit of me time. (And yes, I do love a good face mask)

Prices

Neck+ £56.00

Pumpkin Enzyme Mask £39.50

Clearing mask £57.50

Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser £33.00