Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Mini Kiko Haul

Hello darlings

I'm sorry i've been a little MIA the last couple weeks, so much is going on. I'm getting ready to go back to work, (BOOO i don't want to leave Isaac but i gotta pay bills) I've got so many birthdays happening this month, preparing for my halloween party, and can't forget Christmas! So many things, but enough excuses if every other blogger can get regular content out then so can i! 

This is a little KIKO haul i did at the end of Summer which feels like ages ago, so i'm sorry this has taken me so log to out up, i also have a e.l.f and Fragrance direct hauls coming too, so keep you eyes peeled for them! I only picked up a couple of things that i got in the sale but i thought i'd share them with you as i rarely shop in KIKO and don't get to talk about their products much.
First i picked up the Summer 2.0 Liquid Eyeliner. I picked this up for about £2.99 (sorry i can't remember the exact prices i lost the recent a month or so ago.) I've used this a few times and i am really impressed. Its a very thin tip which makes it very precise, its super black which is great! It dried fast and didn't smudge throughout the day, so a all round winner. 

Second i picked up the Eyetech Look Eye shadow, i'm not sure how to describe this product. Its an eye shadow pen, where you dip the brush into the product in the lid. I picked it up in black which wasn't intentional, i meant to pick up the dark brown but oh well its still good for a smokey eye and it also cost under £3, so you can't go wrong. I haven't tried it out on the eye yet but on the back on my hand it looks very pigmented and applied well.
Next up i choose a Smart Fusion lip liner, £2.50, this wasn't in the sale, but i needed a new winter lip liner so i chose this one. This is the first lip liner i've tried from KIKO, i picked it up in the shade 529 (great name KIKO). Its a gorgeous berry colour, its not too dark so its perfect for a everyday look. Again i haven't tried it on my lips yet but i'm excited too, as it looks so pretty on the back of my hand.

Lastly i picked up the Summer 2.0 Mascara for about £3. This was an impulse buy as i didn't need any more mascaras and i rarely find one i like as much as the Maybelline Lash Sensational. This mascara has a completely different wand than any mascara i own so i knew i had to try it. So far i've only tried it once and i like it, i wouldn't say its a good as the Maybelline one but its good, especially for bottom lashes! So it wasn't a waste of money.
Overall i really like the products i picked up, i'll definitely be popping in again soon.

I'd love to know have you tried any of these products?
Or picked up any products from their sale?

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Rimmel Cream Contour Sticks REVIEW

Hello darlings.

Today's post is my review of the Rimmel Duo Contour Sticks. I've seen lots of people rave about these so i knew i had to pick one up. I mean who doesn't want that gorgeous chiseled faced and glowy ckeeks? If you too want that then find out my thoughts on this product! 
These aren't the first cream contour/highlighter sticks i've tried, i've got the Makeup Revolution one and i've got the Collection cream highlighter. So they are what i have to compare it too. Also my tastes and my skin type are different to other peoples, so we all will have different experiences with this. I have dry skin, so cream products last really well on me, i'd love to know if you have oily skin and how this product worked for you? 
The packaging is really nice, its a great 2 in 1 product. There are three shades available, light, medium and dark. I choose the light. They are easy to use, good for getting a precise application. Having both products on one item makes it great for travel.   
The highlighter is a beautiful colour for me, its stunning. You can use to make a subtle everyday glow or really build it up to something really striking. Great for daily life and for special occasions. The contour is a little orange for my skin tone, but you can make it work! And the product itself is really nice. Its very bendable, you can achieve a very natural contour or get a very bronzed one. I found it long lasting, but i do have dry skin so for me i don't have that issue with many makeup items
Overall i really liked this product and i'm happy i purchased it. I'd like the contour to be a little cooler toned but i can make it work. 

You can purchase it here (currently 30% off)

I'd love to know have you tried the Rimmel Duo Contour and Highlighter sticks?

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

You can never go wrong with a nude // Sally Hansen nail polish for only 99p!

 Hello darlings.

I haven't review a nail polish for a long time, i just don't seem to have the time or motivation to sit down and paint my nails, which is a shame as i use to always have my nails painted! The beginning of the week i had a little time to myself, my mother-in-law to be had Isaac so i decided why not paint my nails. I chose this Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish in Cafe Au Lait, which i bought for a bargain price of 99p from Fragrance Direct (Haul coming soon!!)
I have never tried a Sally Hansen nail polish before but i always wanted to but i didn't know if they were worth the price. In Boots and Superdrug they tend to be around the £7/8 mark and i've always been happy with Barry M nail polishes and never saw the need to spent much more on other ones. I was so happy when i saw Fragrance Direct had this colour as normally on these outlet websites the colours are the real bright ones and the colours that don't sell that well. But this is the perfect natural nude colour. my nails but better! I was amazed it was on their for only 99p so i quickly added it to my basket!
It was opaque with two coats which is standard for nail polish. It built up well, it didn't go thick and gloppy. I used a base coat but not a top coat to i could see how long it lasted without chipping, next time i will try a top coat too. The polish lasted for about 4 days without chipping, which was brilliant! Bearing in mind i do washing up, other house work, looking after a baby, my hands do take a beating daily! After 4 days it was only little chips but by the end of the week i had to take it off. Overall i'm really pleased.

I'd love to know have you tried this nail polish?
Or any other Sally Hansen nail polishes?

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Saturday, 30 September 2017

September favourites 2017

Hello darlings.

Its that time of the month (no not that.... haha) Its my monthly favourites.  I'm getting better at using more products each month and i have a lot more to tell you guys. 
Marc Jacobs Daisy (£47.75 for 50ml) This is a perfume i have a very love hate relationship with. I received this as a Christmas present a couple years ago. Some days i think it smells amazing and others not so much. But this month i really enjoyed it, its a very summery scent. Plus the bottle is super cute.

Benefit They're Real Lipstick (£16.50) I received this in Elle earlier this month, i choose it in the shade nude scandal which is a gorgeous 'my lips but better' shade. Its a comfortable creamy texture, thats long lasting. Its also a handy size its prefect for my handbag an for travel, but this is a mini not the full size.

Carli Bybel Palette (£18.00, although currently on offer for £12.60!! wish i had bought it an offer haha) I have used this one non stop since i got this palette. It has a gorgeous range of colours, both eye shadows and highlighters which can double up as eye shadows especially the darker shades as they don't match my skin tone a highlighters. I'm really looking forward to creating some winter looks with this palette.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in 'Be My Baby' (£5.99) I know i mentioned this in my last monthly favourites, but its just that good! (Link to my review.) This is my everyday lip product, its so long lasting and it the most comfortable liquid lip i've ever tried.
Lastly a book, this is 'Hurrah For Gin' by Katie Kirby (£6.00) I found this is a charity shop at the start of the month and its so funny! While i was pregnant i have to admit i stayed away from parenting books as they were far to overwhelming! So many people having so many opinions and advice that clashed it just gave me a headache but this book is brilliant. It says what all mums are thinking or have thought at least once but maybe not acceptable to say or live up to societies expectations. Its a light hearted book that is great for light reading.

I'd love to know what some of your September favourites were? 

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Revisiting some old favourites // Blogger classics

Hello darlings

Recently i was re-organizing my makeup and getting rid of a few things that were either out of date or i wasn't using any more. While doing that i came across lots of old favourites and the memories came flooding back. I use to talk about these products on my blog all the time. The Bourjois bronzer was the first posts that people started to comment on! So its a little special to me, so i thought it would be nice to write about them again.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (£24.00): I have both 1 and 2 basic palettes and i use to use them all the time! They were to be my go to travel palettes. But they just got lost in my draw underneath other palettes. I also don't travel as much a i use to so they just go sort of forgotten about but i'm glad  found them and they can get a little love again.

Maybelline Age Rewind (£8.99): Can you remember when everyone was obsessed with these? I have it in the shade light but it is defientiely my summer shade as its still slightly dark. I love the applicator on this product, it makes applying it so easy. It gives a thin layer of product that you can build. 

Rimmel Blusher (£3.99): These blusher are a classic, everyone and their mum/grandma uses these blushers. I don't know if they are still in this packaging or if they are still being sold but they are a staple in my collection.
GOSH lipstick (£7.99): I rarely see people talk about Gosh products any more are they not as god as they use to be? I love gosh products i use to have several lipsticks, lip liners, mascaras. This lipstick is my all time favourite. Its a gorgeous matte pink that is the perfect mid tone pink. It isn't drying or uncomfortable, an all round nice lipstick! 

Bourjois Bronzer (7.99): Lastly the famous bronzer, looking at it now it does look a little orange for my linking but once blended out and applied light handed its fab. To top it off it smells lush! and the packaging is so cute.  
I'd love to know have you tried any of these products?
What products were your holy grail?

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