Thursday, 22 June 2017

Olivia Burton Queen Bee Watch Review

 Hey beaut's!

I've always been a huge fan of Olivia Burton watches, their just so feminine and utterly gorgeous, and during the Spring/Summer months I love nothing more than to add little touches of colour here and there within my outfits and as soon as I saw the Olivia Burton Animal Motif Watch* (£135.00) I had love hearts in my eyes and new it was the watch for the job!
Olivia Burton has a wonderful collection of beautiful and enchanting watches on  WatchShop.com, theres literally something to suit everyone from the more classic Olivia Burton style, to small faces and big faces, coloured straps, floral designs, it's endless! Of course I fell head over heels in love with Olivia Burton's Queen Bee watch, I mean isn't it stunning! The watch itself comes complete with a rose gold plated casing and accents, a white face, a miniature 3D bee motif at the 12 0'clock point (which I'm in love with), a super soft leather strap in a beautiful nude/peach shade and and its fitted with a three hand quartz movement.

It's such a comfortable watch to wear and looks so pretty when it's on, the rose gold detailing and the bee motif are just beautiful and are probably my favourite things about the watch. I also love that it doesn't have one of those bracelet clasps, those sort of watches are always too big for me however this watch has plenty of holes punched into it so it fit's my wrist perfectly. 
Overall I'm so in love with my Olivia Burton watch, it looks stunning, it feels so well made and luxurious, it's comfortable and more importantly it keeps me on time for work he he. If your super girly and love rose gold and nude tones and happen to be looking for a new watch I cant recommend Olivia Burton watches enough.

You can find the Olivia Burton Queen Bee Watch along with the full Olivia Burton range on www.WatchShop.com 

nopin

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge Reviewed

Hey beaut's!

I'm a huge Real Techniques fan, I use their makeup brushes and makeup sponges every single day so when I saw that they had released LOADS of new makeup sponges a little while ago I couldn't wait to check them all out. One sponge in particular caught my eye because it wasn't a regular makeup sponge, oh no no no it was a sponge for skincare,  yup Real Techniques have now delved into the world of cleansing and exfoliating! 
The Miracle Cleansing Sponge* has been designed too to prep the skin ready for makeup application by gently exfoliating away dirt, oil, and makeup leaving us with a smooth, soft complexion. The sponge itself is the same shape as the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge but with a slightly gritty texture when dry, it's in no way hard but theres definitely some texture there when dry. You do have to use the sponge wet alongside your favourite facial cleanser, I use my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and just for reference the sponge and this cleanser do go hand in hand with each other and work so well. When the sponge is wet it does expand slightly and has a softer, sponge-y texture, it is coarse enough to exfoliate and remove dead, flaky skin yet gentle enough to use around the eyes without any harshness or irritation. The shape of the sponge is fab too, it reaches all the contours of the face with ease so no nook or cranny is missed or forgotten.

Overall I do really like this sponge, it certainly does a fab job at exfoliating and cleansing my skin when used in conjunction with my cleanser, my skin always feels great after using the sponge and I always use it over my eyes to remove mascara and it tackles that with ease and never feels rough. I also love how it gently sweeps away flakes of dry skin without irritation and it rinses out brilliantly too, I was expecting so much black staining from my mascara and liquid liner but it literally rinses straight out, it quite impressive actually he he. I'd totally recommend the sponge if your looking for something to achieve gentle yet effective facial cleansing, it gets the job done but in a gentle, sensitive way, I love it!

You can You can find the Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge on the face.co.uk website for £5.50 HERE. Face.co.uk also offer FREE 1st class delivery too, don't you just love that!

Have you tried the Miracle Cleansing Sponge by Real Techniques beaut's? What did you think? I'd love to know?

nopin

Sunday, 18 June 2017

My Favourite Makeup Sprays!

 Hey beaut's!

Makeup setting sprays and priming sprays are huge right now and I for one am a total addict of them, priming sprays always make such a different in how my foundation looks on my skin and setting sprays... well they just keep everything set and looking fresh throughout the entire day. Honestly beaut's if you haven't tried any makeup sprays yet now is the time to take yourself too Boots or Superdrug and treat yourself to a couple to try, you wont regret it trust me!
MAC's Fix + and the Smashbox Photo Finish Priming Water are both my favourites for refreshing and priming my skin. Before I apply my foundation or concealer I literally drench my face in either of these beauties and then I go straight in with my foundation and concealer whilst my face is still wet with the priming sprays, this does something magical as I'm blending everything in and the overall finish of my base makeup is lovely, so lightweight, smooth and dewy, I love it. I also use the priming sprays on my beauty blender, again it just really helps with the overall finish of my makeup and dampening a makeup brush with either sprays can really transform your eye shadows and highlighter into well pigmented, gleaming gorgeousness too! And lastly I love to use them both to refresh my makeup throughout the day, it also takes that over powdered look away from my skin and makes things like my highlighter really pop!

As for setting sprays theres two clear winners for me and that's my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and my Barry M Mist & Fix Dewy Finish Setting Spray. These two are extremely similar to each other and practically work the same although, I would say Urban Decay's offering does keep my makeup in place a tad longer than Barry M's Mist & Fix but I'd say Barry M have a great dupe here and for a fraction of the price. Both sprays keep my makeup in place a full working day without any fading, caking or melting and neither dry my skin out at all and they both keep me looking fresh, dewy and radiant.

What's your favourite makeup spray beaut's? I'd love to know what I should try next!

nopin

Friday, 16 June 2017

Brush Works HD Complexion & Contouring Sponge Kit Reviewed

 Hey beaut's!

My favourite way to apply my foundation and concealer is a trusty makeup sponge, I've probably been using sponges for a good couple of years now and haven't really gravitated back to a foundation brush at all. I've tried so many sponges in all shapes and sizes and most of them I've really enjoy using so when I saw Brush Works Complexion & Contouring Kit my 'makeup sponge addict' senses got very excited and I couldn't wait to give the kit a whirl.
The Brush Works HD Complexion and Contouring Kit* contains three, high quality beauty sponges all of which are made from hydrophilic material and are latex free. Each sponge has been specially designed and shaped so that we can get many uses out of each one, of course for best results they are all to be used damp but you can also use the sponges dry too. What I love about all three of the sponges within this kit is that once their all damp they really do expand well and go so soft and bouncy, I love the pretty girly colours all the sponges come in too.
My favourite and most used sponge out of the Complexion & Contouring Kit is the baby pink large egg shaped sponge, this reminds me most of the popular beauty blender and I have to say it works an absolute dream. It so soft and bouncy and bounces in my foundation so flawlessly within seconds, and because it has such a handy pointed tip I can really get into the inner corners of my eyes and around my nose with ease.
The dark pink hourglass shapes sponge is a tiny bit firmer than the baby pink sponge but it still feels lovely against the skin and isn't hard in the slightest, this one is specially designed to contour and define however it does blend in foundation and concealer beautifully too. If you do like to cream contour and cream highlight this sponge is super useful, the pointed tip can stripe on the colour then you can use the sponge on it's side to blend and defuse any harsh lines, I love it.
Finally the Complexion & Contouring Kit is completed with a miniature sized lilac sponge which I have to say is a must for concealer application, honestly my concealer has never looked so flawless until I used this mini sponge, it's shape fits around the contours of my eyes perfectly and it's great for pin point concealing blemishes too.

Overall I absolutely love these sponges by Brush Works, this little kit has certainly been a hit with me. All three of the sponges are soft and bouncy, blend everything quickly and flawlessly and never cake up any of my base makeup even when layering up different product's whether it be liquid or powder. Their really affordable too at just £11.99 for the three which works out just £3.99 per sponge, what a beauty bargain! I honestly cant think of anything bad to say here, their lovely sponges and perform just as well as some of the more expensive sponges I've used!

You can find the Brush Works HD Complexion & Contouring Kit on the face.co.uk website for £11.99 HERE. Face.co.uk also offer FREE 1st class delivery which is super handy if your in a pinch and need some new makeup sponges pronto he he! 

nopin

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Eylure Brow Control & Shape Gel Review

Hey beaut's!

I'm really into perfecting my brows at the minute, I used to hate doing them but now I find it so satisfying getting them perfect and on point, no makeup look is complete without a pair of gorgeous brows after all is it he he. Recently I've been giving Eylure's Brow Control & Shape Gel a whirl and have really been loving the results.

Eylure's Brow Control & Shape Gel* is a clear brow gel designed to groom and perfect the brows keeping them set into place all day long, and seeing as I have quite naughty, unruly brow hairs this gel is just what I needed. The formula of the gel itself is really easy to work with, the brush wand evenly distributes the gel throughout the brows without feeling super wet or sticky and conditions them at the same time because its enriched with Aloe Vera, Panthenol, Nettle Leaf Extract, and ProCircul8. The formula is super undetectable too and never goes crispy, usually I can always see where some of my other clear brow gels have set on my brow hairs but with Eylures offering I cant see the formula at all, it's like it's invisible. As for the lasting power...its faultless, my brows simply look the same at night when I take my makeup off as they did in the morning when I first applied the gel.
Overall I'm super impressed with the Brow Control & Shape Gel by Eylure, it's quick and easy to use, super long lasting and flake free, undetectable on the brows yet they are set into place all day and the packaging is cute and dinky and fits into my makeup bag perfectly. If your into your brow gels beaut's I'd highly recommend giving this gel a whirl, especially if your brows are unruly like mine are because this product is great for taming those naughty brow hairs he he.

You find the Eylure Brow Control & Shape Gel on the face.co.uk website for £5.95 HERE. Face.co.uk also offer FREE 1st class delivery which is super handy if your in a pinch and need your brow gel pronto! 

nopin

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Urban Decay B6 Complexion Prep Spray Review

Hey beaut's!

It's no secret that I LOVE Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray because it's featured on my blog A LOT! However despite Urban Decay having a lots of other spray to choose from I have never gone as far as trying any others until recently when I gave their B6 Complexion Prep Spray a whirl. 

The Urban Decay B6 Complexion Prep Spray is formulated to be used in the mornings before your daily skincare routine and makeup application to prep, prime and balance the skin whilst evening out skin tone, absorbing oil and reducing shine. You can also use the spray during the day to refresh your skin (without messing up your makeup), or at night before your evening skincare routine. My immediate thoughts where that this spray sounded like it would be great for anyone with oily combination skin however Urban Decay say it's versatile enough for people of all ages and all skin types to use, so if your are a normal to dry skinned gal like myself you can still benefit from this spray.  
 The spray itself has a micro fine mist that goes on so light and feels super refreshing, it doesn't feel sticky/tacky at all nor does it feel like you have a film over your skin which gives this lots of sparkly points from me. The formula of the spray is loaded with skin-nourishing ingredients such as stabilized vitamin B6, antioxidant vitamin E and exfoliating willow bark so as you can imagine it does make the skin look and feel good especially overtime, Ive definitely noticed my pores around my nose appear reduced, my skin tone is more even and this stuff is great when it's hot, we've been getting quite a few warm, muggy days in the UK recently and I always get an oily T-zone when it hot but this spray really helps to keep the oily-ness and shine at bay without drying my skin out, it would be great to take on holiday for sure.

Overall I've really been enjoying using this little beauty in the mornings and during the day on a hot day, it's definitely worth trying for those with larger pores and stressed skin that is prone to breakouts, redness and un-even skin, like I said I've definitely seen improvement over time in my pores and my skin tone is definitely more even, or if you just like a really refreshing facial spray that wont disrupt your makeup this spray is perfect for that too and I really enjoy using it that way!

You can find the Urban Decay B6 Complexion Prep Spray for £23.50 HERE.

nopin

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Top 5 Products From Vichy

Hey beaut's!

Last year I started a little series of posts featuring my top 5, their was everything from lip liners to brow products and even makeup under £5.00 but I realised I'd never done a top 5 featuring any skincare so today I thought I'd share with you all my favourites from Vichy.  
The Moisturisers!
My favourite day time moisturiser by Vichy is without a doubt their Normaderm Anti-Blemish Care Moisturiser, I use this every single morning without fail and as soon as I run out I have to re-purchase another bottle straight away as my skin goes into meltdown otherwise. My skin just seems to love this moisturiser so much and it definitely brightens my complexion, moisturises well, it has really helped even out my skin tone and lightened blemishes over time whilst also keeping me spot free, I love this stuff!

 If your looking for a new super moisturising and really illuminating eye cream then you have to give Vichy's Idealia Eyes a whirl, this stuff will nourish beyond belief and because it's enriched with instant illuminators it brightens the eye area so well reducing darkness whilst also smoothing and soothing! 

Because I have dryer skin I always have to use a night cream and the Idealia Skin Sleep is my favourite of them all, it has a comforting gel-balm texture that feels lovely when I'm applying it and in the mornings my skin feels so soft, nourished, glowy and supple!
Face Mask! 
I'm a massive face make fan but truth be told I never stick to the same mask all the time, I'm always chopping and changing but my favourite one by Vichy is their Double Glow Peel Mask. This mask is formulated to boost your skin’s natural radiance, and instantly restore luminosity back into your complexion, and this definitely makes my sensitive skin appear brighter and glowy, it's like a 'pick me up' for my skin because my skins texture is always so smooth, supple and moisturised afterwards, and like I said before my skins always super radiant too afterwards. I'd highly recommend this mask if your suffering from dull, tired looking, sensitive skin, it's going to work wonders!
Foundation!
Vichy foundations are bloody fantastic and their Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation happens to be my personal favourite. I don't really have problematic skin or acne (which this foundation is incredible for) however I do love good coverage for perfect looking skin and this foundation is incredible in the coverage side of things, it's able to cover acne, scarring, blemishes, uneven skin tone etc but in a lightweight way, all thanks to it's creamy, fluid formula. It has a gorgeous semi matte finish which I love but it still has a slight glow to it but isn't shiny what so ever and lasts an incredibly long time, it's honestly insanely good stuff and I couldn't be without it in my collection.

As you can see I have a lot of love for Vichy as a brand and still have other products from them that I love but this five are my all time favourites that I have or would keep re-purchasing over and over!

Have you tried any of these beauties from Vichy? Which is your favourite product from them? I'd love to know!

nopin