REVIEW: Juvia’s Place Saharan Palette

A few weeks ago I was browsing on Beauty Bay and I saw they had 15% off for students, so I very nicely asked the boyf if I could borrow his student card to order a little something for myself. I knew I wanted a new eyeshadow palette, but I wasn’t sure what one. I was looking at the Morphe Jaclyn Hill palette, but it was out of stock 😢 so I turned to Juvia’s Place, I wanted a palette with colours that I don’t own, so I went for the Saharan palette. In today’s post I’m going to be sharing with you a little review with my thoughts on the palette, enjoy reading!


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Packaging

Okay, first of all, look how beautiful the packaging is! It’s a lovely bright orange colour with a design on the front. It’s slim and quite small so it’s very easy to travel with. The only thing I think they could have included with this palette is a mirror on the inside, but you obviously can’t have everything can ya?

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Price: £30

Inspired by the vibrant Fulani culture, The Saharan Palette combines a mix of 12 matte and shimmer shadows. Packed with intense colour pigments, a little goes a long way with these high-impact and long-lasting powders.

Palette Contains:

  • Sokoto – Matte bright red toned orange.
  • Wodaabe – Shimmering green gold.
  • Bororo – Shimmering deep red.
  • Kia – Shimmering green.
  • Zoya – Shimmering bronze peach.
  • Iman – Shimmering white.
  • Jamila – Dark matte orange.
  • Senegal – Shimmering gold.
  • Chad – Mate black.
  • Katsina – Matte tan
  • Lulu – Shimmering peach.
  • Fula – Deep shimmering rose.

Taken from Beauty Bay.

Swatches

These swatches were with one swipe, no going back into the palette or double swiping. THEY ARE SO PIGMENTED! This is definitely my favourite thing about the palette, all the shades have great pay off and they aren’t chalky or patchy at all.

Sometimes with highly pigmented palettes it can be a struggle to blend them, but no, not with this palette. I’ve done quite a few different looks with this palette now, and it’s safe to say it’s my favourite palette at the moment. I originally bought it to play around with colours, but I’ve been using it every time I do eyeshadow and I’ve been loving it!

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You get 4 matte shades in the palette, and considering how different they all are, this is all you need in this palette. ‘Katsina’ is the perfect transition shade, and ‘Jamila’ and ‘Sokoto’ are so bright and they have amazing payoff, they don’t just sit pretty in the pan, they also sit pretty on the eye. And ‘Chad’, is something else. It’s the most intense black eyeshadow I’ve ever used, it’s scary how pigmented it is.

And the shimmers, wow the shimmers. They are so shimmery, but not chunky, so they go onto the eye like a dream and stay in place all day. My favourites have to be ‘Bororo’ and ‘Fula’, I don’t really have any other shades like these two and they are so beautiful!

If you’re looking for a highly pigmented palette that’s a reasonable price, then look at the Juvia’s Place palettes on Beauty Bay, you will not be disappointed!


That’s everything for this review, I hope you enjoyed reading, see you soon 😘

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March Favourites

So here we are, writing another favourites post. Also Easter has come around very quickly, Happy Easter! 🐥 As you can tell by the title, I’m going to be sharing with you my March favourites. Enjoy reading!


Makeup Favourites

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L’oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer

I have been loving this primer, I bought it at the end of February and I’ve used it everyday since. I have very oily skin and I struggle to keep it under control, well this has really helped. Ever since I’ve been using this my makeup is lasting much longer throughout the day and it doesn’t look cakey.

It’s a very runny consistency so it melts into the skin very easily. Also, the packaging is very handy for travelling, the bottle is very slim and compact. L’oreal have many other Infallible primers, including an illuminator, a green one to counteract redness, a pore filling primer and an anti ageing one, they have quite a variety so there’s one for everyone. At £8.99 you can’t really go wrong for a good primer.

Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate Highlighter

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Okay so I’ve been going highlighter mad this month. As it’s coming up to Summer I’ve been using more bronzer and more highlighter, can you tell I’m excited for Spring / Summer? Ever since I wrote my High End Makeup Dupes I’ve been using this, and honestly it’s the exact same as my Mary Lou, and it’s only £4! Another bonus about this price is the huge pan, you get so much for your money.

This gives the most perfect champagne glow, and it doesn’t look chalky or patchy on the skin which is a win win. Also, it stays blinding throughout the day which is what I like in a highlighter, if it can last throughout the day then I love it.

Tanya Burr Champagne Sorbet Highlighter

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I bought this from work a few weeks ago because it went on clearance, I didn’t think it was going to be amazing, but I was proved very wrong. This is the nicest, most pigmented drugstore highlighter I’ve ever used. Unfortunately, this is discontinued online, some Superdrugs still have this on clearance, so check your local Superdrug!

With most drugstore highlighters I find they don’t pay off very well, whereas this one is a different story. I use my B. concealer brush to apply it and it adds the most beautiful, beaming glow. Although you can use it with a fan brush for a more subtle highlight. Also just to mention, the B. concealer brush is a little gem I found in Superdrug, is it me or does it look like the Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter brush? Exactly what I thought, and this was around £4 when I bought it.

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick – 15 Lover

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When I first saw these come into Superdrug, I thought oh another liquid lipstick that’ll make my lips dry and look horrible. Haha I was very wrong. I tested some on the back of my hand and they didn’t budge for a good 2 days, even though I scrubbed them to death. So I chanced it and bought one. At £9.99 it’s quite pricey for a drugstore liquid lipstick, but let me tell you, it’s bloody worth it.

They have loads of different shades, ranging from classic nudes to bright oranges and purples. I decided to go for the shade ’15 – lover’ as I don’t really own any shades like this, and oh wow it’s the most perfect muted pink and I love it! And not to mention, the formula. It’s not called ‘Superstay’ for nothing, these stay on your lips until you scrub it off, these don’t dry your lips out and they don’t crack your lips, a perfect formula for a girl like me who has dry lips.

Skincare Favourites

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L’oreal Pure Clay Detox Wash & Bobbi Brown Exfoliating Beads

If you’ve followed my blog since day 1, you will know I used to swear by these exfoliating beads, and I’ve rediscovered them. I had a little break out a few weeks ago so I dug these 2 products out from my skincare drawer, and they worked a treat!

Charcoal is great for clearing the skin, and obviously chuck some exfoliator in there and it works wonders. You can use each of the products on there own, but I thought I’d mix them and do a 2 in 1 sort of thing, and it worked.

Nip + Fab Teen Skin Zero Shine Moisturiser

I have been loving this moisturiser as an everyday moisturiser before I apply my makeup. As it has oil control, it acts as a great base for my makeup and keeps it looking half decent throughout the day. The only thing I’m not too over keen on is the smell, but I love the product so I’m not going to complain. Read a full review here.

Skinny Tan Tanning Mitt

My old tanning mitt was getting very dirty, and I usually just buy cheap ones and then throw them when they’re done with. I was looking at tanning mitts and this looked like the nicest one, but also the most affordable one. It’s reusable, so you can wash it, and honestly it’s the softest mitt I’ve ever used, and for £5.99 you can’t go wrong!


Random Favourites

Sunglasses

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As it’s coming up to summer, I thought I’d stock up on some sunglasses, and I’ve gone a bit mad with it. Primark have the BEST sunglasses in at the moment, they’ve got funky coloured ones, mirror ones and just your standard ones, and the best thing about it is they range from £2 – £4. I’m in love with mirror sunglasses and coloured ones at the moment, they are going to be great for festivals.


TV Favourites

Gilmore Girls

This is all I’ve been watching for the past 2 weeks, I’ve completely abandoned any other programmes I watch, and YouTube. The thing I love about this programme is there’s so many episodes, so I’m going to be set for a good few months. It’s one of those programmes where you can just continue watching it, and you won’t get bored. If you need a new series to watch, give this a go!


That’s is all of my March favourites! I hope you enjoyed reading, see you soon 😘

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Best of Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favourite high end brands, their products are really high quality and their packaging always looks lovely. So in today posts I’m going to be sharing with you my favourite ABH products, enjoy reading!


Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

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It wouldn’t be an ABH blog post without this gem, this is my ride or die palette and I can’t seem to find anything better. This is the best palette I own and I’m always reaching for it, no matter how many palettes I purchase I always go back to this one!

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Price: £43

Housed in a mirrored suede coated compact, the Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette contains fourteen thoughtfully curated shades.

Modern Renaissance Palette provides incredible colour pay off thanks to its intensely pigmented creamy formula. With the selection ranging from cranberry and brown toned hues in a combination of both matte and shimmer finishes the shadows are buildable and blendable for a customised finished look.

Shades:

  • Tempera – A matte cream beige.
  • Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with a matte finish.
  • Vemeer – An iridescent powder pink.
  • Buon Fresco – A matte lilac.
  • Antique Bronze – A burgundy toned chocolate brown with a cranberry shimmer.
  • Love Letter – A vivid raspberry with a matte finish.
  • Cyprus Umber – An intense matte finish chocolate brown.
  • Realgar – An intense burnt orange with a matte finish.
  • Warm Taupe – A soft caramel toned grey with a matte finish.
  • Venetian Red – A rich cranberry with a matte finish with a hint of shimmer.
  • Red Ochre – A deep brick red with a matte finish.
  • Primavera – A champagne shimmer.
  • Burnt Orange – A matte finish warm orange.
  • Raw Sienna – A sand brown with a matte finish.

Taken from Beauty Bay.

If you’ve been following my blog since day 1, you will know how much I adore this palette. Just look at the shades, that is the perfect variety of shades for a warm toned lover, aka me. The thing I love about this palette is the potential, you can create so many different eyeshadow looks. Feeling a natural look? Modern Renaissance. Feeling warm tones with a shimmer on the lid? Modern Renaissance. Feeling a pink / burgundy eyeshadow look? Modern Renaissance. Are you convinced to buy it yet?

So let’s get into the nitty gritty of the palette. Pigmentation is the main selling point of it, it’s the most pigmented palette I’ve ever tried and owned. The colour pay off is amazing, and you know sometimes when you put shades on the lid then they just blend into nothing? Not Modern Renaissance. Also, the colour range. Beautiful. Another benefit is the blendability, these blend like an actual dream. There’s no sitting around blending until your arm feels like it’s going to fall off, these blend so easily and quickly.

Is it worth the £43 you’re thinking, yes it is. For £43 you get 14 shades. That’s £3.07 per eyeshadow, that is amazing value considering ABH single eyeshadows are £12 each.

Dipbrow Pomade

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This is an OG product, I’ve used this for years and I always go back to it. I’ve repurchased it several times, and no matter what else I try, I always find myself reaching for this!

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Price: £19

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade is a waterproof brow colour which sculpts and defines the brows.

The ultimate choice for perfectly precise brows, Dipbrow Pomade has a smudge free, creamy formula which glides effortlessly onto the skin and adheres to the brow hairs for optimal definition. Perfect for oily skin and humid climates, Dipbrow Pomade can be used as a brow definer or eyeliner and provides luxurious colour and sculpture.

Available in a selection of shades to suit all brow colours, Dipbrow Pomade also primes the brows for brow powder application and leaves the brows looking perfectly groomed, defined and flawless. (Taken from Beauty Bay)

I know in one of my recent posts I ranted on and on about how expensive this is and you can get dupes that are just as good, but there’s nothing like the ABH Dipbrow Pomade. I’ve been using quite a lot recently, mines dried up so I spray a little bit of Mac Fix + in it, then this brings it back to life.

The product just glides on, and the pigment is crazy so be careful and make sure you have a steady hand! I use my dipbrow if I want an ‘insta brow’, this gives me a sharp and defined brow without having to carve it out. Another benefit is the shade range, it’s huge. There’s definitely a shade for everyone as they have so many different undertones and colours to match anyone’s hair colour.

The only thing I don’t like about this is the price, £19 for a pomade is a bit steep but in my eyes it’s worth it, it’s the best one I’ve tried and no other brow product seems to compare with the ABH brow products.

Brow Wiz

Again, the brow wiz, an absolute classic. I feel like ABH definitely become popular because of her amazing brow products.

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Price: £22

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is an ultra-fine brow pencil which fills in sparse brows for a naturally full effect.

Featuring a mechanical pencil and spoolie brush, Brow Wiz is the ultimate brow pencil for convenient and effortless brow maintenance. The fine tip helps to mimic the appearance of individual hairs for a smudge proof natural look that lasts all day. (Taken from Beauty Bay)

I ordered the brow wiz specifically for the front of my brows, so I ordered a lighter shade (soft brown) and honestly it done its job very well. Sadly, it’s run out (I know, tragic), but I can’t quite bring myself to paying £22 for a brow pencil, this is the only downside to this product.

Again, same with the dipbrow pomade, the shade range is big and there’s a shade for anyone and everyone. The nib is so fine you can actually mimic brow hairs, which is what I used it for at the front of my brow. Obviously you can also use it to fill in the whole brow which is really nice if you want a natural brow, really quick to do as well.

Liquid Lipsticks

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This is such a well known ABH product, when these first come out everyone went crazy over them and they’re definitely worth the hype.

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Price: £20

A long-lasting liquid lipstick.

Available in a range of highly-pigmented colours, Liquid Lipstick comes with a sponge applicator that smooths product over lips with maximum precision and impact. Formulated with different finishes, each shade provides a wash of unique, long-lasting colour. (Taken from Beauty Bay)

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I LOVE these liquid lipsticks, I have the shade dusty rose and it’s the perfect muted pink! They have 33 shades available, ranging from nudes to reds to blacks, so there’s a shade for everyone.

The formula of these are amazing, they last all day, through eating, drinking, talking, and they aren’t drying. The one thing I hate about liquid lipsticks is how dry some of them are, but the ABH ones are so good. Also, they’re so pigmented! One swipe and it’s so opaque.


And that’s everything for this post! I hope you enjoyed reading, see you soon 😘

What’s your favourite product from Anastasia Beverly Hills?

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High End Makeup Dupes

Okay so I was going through my makeup collection the other day, and I found some dupes which are really good if you’re on a budget! So in today’s post I’m going to be sharing with you some of these dupes to save you some dollar! Let’s get into it..


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Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Cleansing Pads vs Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Pads

In work the other week I was literally about to buy the Nip + Fab glycolic pads, but then someone said to me our own brand ones have the same ingredients and you get more for your money, so I was intrigued. I’ve only used the Nip + Fab glycolic pads before, so I had very high expectations for the Superdrug ones. I know in the picture I’ve got the bee sting pads, but I’m going to be comparing the glycolic pads with the Superdrug ones.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Pads

  • Size: 60 pads (55mm diameter)
  • Price: £12.95
  • Unveil younger-looking skin with our innovative Glycolic Fix. 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. This moisturising formula with hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin.
  • The pads are soaked in:
    glycolic acid: retextures + resurfaces
    hyaluronic acid: moisturises + refreshes 
    blue daisy: soothes + calms (taken from Nip + Fab)
  • Perfect for everyday use, when taking makeup off or simply toning the face.
  • They leave the face feeling super clean and fresh, also on the pad you can see if any dirt comes off. I love this because then you know it’s worked.
  • They can be used without a cleanser first as they act as ‘cleansing pads’.

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Pads

  • Size: 60 pads
  • Price: £5.99
  • Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads. 60 pads soaked in a specially developed blend of Glycolic Acid & fruit AHA’s. Help to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin leaving it fresher. With witch hazel to help tone the skin and added Aloe & Pro Vitamin B5. (Taken from Superdrug)
  • Staple in my skincare routine, they’re great for everyday use.
  • They feel so refreshing on the skin, and also they smell very fresh.
  • Removes any excess dirt from the face and neck.
  • Leaves skin feeling so clean and smooth.
  • Can be used without a cleanser first as they’re ‘cleansing pads’.

Is there any difference between the products?

No. The only difference is the price, £12.95 compared to £5.99 is a huge jump. You get the same amount of product, the pads are the same size and they perform the exact same. In fact, the Superdrug ones had a nice, fresh smell which made my face feel very clean, whereas the Nip + Fab ones are unfragranced. If you’re looking for new skincare products, get down to your local Superdrug and have a look at their own brand skincare range, you’ll definitely find some dupes for Nip + Fab.

theBalm Mary Loumanizer Highlighter vs Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate

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Okay so first I found the Tanya Burr champagne sorbet to be a dupe for the Mary Lou, but then I realised it was discontinued from everywhere! But don’t threat, I found another dupe, and it’s even cheaper. If you don’t know, the mary lou is a lovely light gold shade, with very high pigmentation, and so is this MUR one.

theBalm Mary Loumanizer

  • Size: 8.5g
  • Price: £20
  • Illuminate your best features with theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer, a 3-in-1 highlighter, shimmer and eyeshadow.
  • With a honey-hued glow, the brightening pressed powder effortlessly diffuses light so your skin looks softer, younger and more radiant, and is perfect for brightening the eyes for a wide awake look. Sweep across your cheekbones and brow bones for a professional strobe finish, or sweep sparingly over the entire face for a subtly glowing complexion. – K.N. (Taken from LookFantastic)
  • Super pigmented, and can be built up to a blinding glow.
  • A beautiful light gold colour, there are other shades for different skin tones.
  • Doesn’t budge from the face, stays bright throughout the day.
  • Soft, buttery texture making it so easy to apply to the face.

Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate

  • Size: 21g
  • Price: £4
  • Brighten and highlight your face with this Pro Illuminate. By adding a subtle glow this creates a natural touch of illumination throughout the year. Using a powder brush, swipe against areas of the face to add highlight. (Taken from Superdrug)
  • Amazing quality for the price.
  • Gives a blinding glow without looking chalky.
  • The pan is massive so it’ll last you a good while!
  • A beautiful gold / champagne shade, also they have other shades for other skin tones.

Is there any difference between the products?

Nope. It gives the same effect, a beautiful champagne, blinding glow. The one tiny difference is the texture, the Mary Lou is very buttery and smooth, whereas the MUR one isn’t as soft, but this doesn’t affect the pay off. Comparing the size and price, the MUR highlighter is definitely much better for the price, £4 for 21g is a lot! Although saying that my mary lou is my ride or die, I use that on the daily.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer vs Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define

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I know everyone knows these are dupes, but I thought I’d include them as they’re such a good dupe! If you haven’t noticed already, Makeup Revolution are great with their dupes, they have loads, including their new foundation stick (Makeup Forever foundation stick), loads of their eyeshadow palettes are dupes for high end ones, for example Urban Decay and Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

  • Size: 10ml
  • Price: £22
  • WHAT IT IS
    A best-selling, full-coverage, vegan, blendable concealer that instantly brightens, smooths & shapes skin.
  • WHAT IT DOES
    Provides a flawless matte finish that won’t flake or crease, even if you have dry skin, fine lines, or pore problems – no setting powder necessary. Mango seed & shea butters naturally regenerate & illuminate all complexions, letting you play with light to lift your features. (Taken from Tarte)
  • Full coverage.
  • Easy to blend out.
  • Offers a wide shade range.
  • The amount of product in the tube is great, meaning it lasts a while.
  • The applicator is huge and really smooth on the skin.

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define

  • Size: 3.4ml
  • Price: £4
  • The concealer for everyone. 18 shades ranging from fair to deep, in cool, neutral and warm undertones. Lightweight yet full coverage concealer to cover blemishes, even skin tone and counteract dark circles, with a matte finish that won’t setting or accentuate fine lines and pores. Long wearing intense pigment that can also be used to contour and add definition. Our large doe foot applicator allows for smooth application that won’t drag on the delicate skin under your eyes. (Taken from Superdrug)
  • Gives full coverage without looking cakey.
  • Shade range is massive so there’s a shade for everyone!
  • The tube is small, but for £4 you can’t go wrong.
  • Easy to blend out and easy to apply as the doe foot applicator is big.

Is there any difference between the products?

Literally, none at all. They both offer a wide variety of shades and different undertones, they’re both full coverage but not cakey and they both have similar doe foot applicators. The only difference is the price and size, shape tape is more expensive but gives you more product, whereas conceal and define is only £4, so you could get 5 of these for the price of one shape tape, making that 17ml of product. Wow that’s a lot of maths, but you get where I’m going with this!

Benefit Hoola Bronzer vs Misslyn Beach Please Bronzer

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You all know Hoola is my ride or die, but this Misslyn bronzer is very close behind it. As you can see I’ve hit pan on my Misslyn one, but as it’s cheap I’m not mad at this. Although, I don’t think anything could ever beat my Hoola bronzer, it’s just so good in every way.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

  • Size: 8g
  • Price: £25.50
  • Dust this award-winning bronzing powder over your chin, cheeks and forehead for a healthy, natural-looking “tan” year-round. It’s pure matte colour…no sparkle or shine!
    • Sun-kissed glow
    • Great for contouring
    • Soft, natural-bristle brush included (taken from Benefit)
  • Versatile colour, not too cool toned and not too orange.
  • Pigmented, but not too pigmented where it’s muddy.
  • Very easy to blend out.

Misslyn Holiday Hooray Bronzer

  • Size: 6g
  • Price: £7.50
  • In a retro, pop art palette, Beach Please! Bronzing And Contouring Powder is available in a range of complementary colours. Suitable for defining the cheekbones, use sparingly as a contour powder or all over for a subtle bronzed glow. (Taken from Beauty Bay)
  • Very pigmented, but easy to blend out when too much applied.
  • Comes in 4 different shades.
  • Not too warm toned, so it can be used as a contour powder or a bronzer.
  • Packaging is so cute and travel friendly.

Is there much difference between the products?

They’re literally the same colour, however the Misslyn bronzer is more of an all over the face bronzer rather than a contour powder. Whereas Hoola is the perfect contour shade for me, it just works so much better being used for contour. Although if you wanna save some $$$ then go for the Misslyn bronzer, they are the same shade and it does work as a contour shade, you just need a light hand.


That’s everything! If you’ve made it down this far, well done to you, this is a very long post and I apologise about that 😂 I hope you enjoyed reading and thank you for reading! See you soon 😘

Have you tried any of these dupes?

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Five Products Only Face

If I’m honest, I can never do a ‘natural’ makeup look, I always have to go HAM with my makeup or wear nothing at all, but for this post I’m going to put together a makeup look using only 5 products. Ha, good luck to me. This would be so handy for days where you’re just popping out but don’t want to do a full face, or you simply don’t have time. Let’s see how I got on using only 5 products..


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Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define – C5

If you haven’t heard about this concealer, where have you been?? This is the BEST drugstore concealer ever, and it’s only £4. Yes you heard correctly, £4. This is supposedly a dupe for the Tarte shape tape, and I agree. Another bonus about this is the shade range, they have 18 shades with loads of different undertones. So if you’re in need of a new concealer but don’t want to spend an arm and leg, get down to your local Superdrug and get swatching!

The reason I chose this concealer is because it gives such high coverage, so it’s great for under the eyes, brightening the centre of the face and concealing spots. As I’m not using foundation, this is perfect because it offers great coverage.

Maybelline Fit Me Powder – 105

I simply CANNOT go without powdering, my face would be an oily mess within half hour. This powder is literally the best I’ve ever used, it keeps my face matte throughout the day and it also adds a little bit of coverage. Also, it’s only £5.99, how good is that for a face powder??

I chose this powder simply because it adds extra coverage, as I don’t have a foundation on I need all the coverage I can get. This sets my face nicely and keeps it in place all day, this is a great drugstore powder!

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

This has been my ride or die since day 1, so I’m definitely going to include it. This is so good to bronze up the face or contour, today I used it for both. It’s the perfect shade to do both as well, not too orange and not too cool toned. I’ve worked my way through one of these and I’m on my second one, it’s such a staple in my makeup collection.

I love this bronzer and I use it on the daily, I can’t seem to find anything else that compares. I applied this basically all over my face, then in the areas I wanted to contour, so my cheekbones, forehead and my jawline.

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Benefit Brow Zings

I actually use this product everyday, and I can’t seem to lure myself away from it. I’ve purchased so many other brow products, but I always go back to the powder in this little duo. I find powder so easy to work with, and it doesn’t look as harsh as a pomade. Mines in the shade ‘dark’ and it matches my hair perfectly!

With this brow powder you can easily draw the brows on without needing any other product (a lighter product for the front of the brow) because you can simply use what’s left on the brush to push up at the front for a soft ‘ombre’ look. I done my brows quite boldly to distract from my face as I didn’t have much makeup on.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

This mascara is the best for getting into every lash, the brush has tiny bristles which makes it easy lengthen and add volume to all my lashes. I did use an eyelash curler, but that doesn’t count as a product because it’s a tool right? 😂 I couldn’t not use one otherwise my lashes would be straight and I much prefer my lashes curled.

I coated this on, again to take away any attention from my face and to really push my lashes upwards. This gave me great volume on my lashes and also made them very dark, which I love.


The Finished Look..

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To be honest, this is much different to what I wear on a daily basis, the only other products I’d use is highlighter, a primer and eyebrow gel. Also, this is so quick and easy to do, it literally took 10 minutes to do.


That’s everything for this post! I hope you enjoyed reading, see you soon 😘

What product would you use if you had to use 5 products?

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Nip + Fab Skincare: Is it Worth the Money?

I’ve been using Nip + Fab for about 6 months now, and I love the skincare range. Compared to other drugstore skincare products, these are more on the pricey side. I usually buy this when it’s on offer, which Superdrug usually do. In today’s post I’m going to be sharing with you what Nip + Fab products I’ve tried and if they’re worth the money!


Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot

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I’m loving serums at the moment, even though I have oily skin I do love glowy skin. I usually use them at night so my skin stays hydrated throughout the night, if I put one on underneath my makeup it’ll slide all over the place. I was using the Superdrug Vitamin C serum, but then this one went on offer in Superdrug for better than half price, so I had to pick it up.

Info (Taken from the Nip + Fab Website)

Treat your skin to fast-fix radiance with this concentrate of luminosity. Exfoliating acids reveal a natural looking luminescent glow whilst aloe vera and allantoin care for the skin. With a beautiful pearlescent blue tint, when applied to the skin this concentrate turns to golden luminosity.

Contains:
glycolic acid: retextures + resurfaces the skin to reveal smoother, softer + radiant skin.
fruit acids: 
stimulates skin cell renewal, resulting in skin appearing younger + fresher.

amino acid derivatives: reduces the appearance of pigmentation.

  • Size: 30ml 
  • Price: £9.95 was £19.95 (Superdrug)

My Thoughts

I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks now, I usually use it at night, I tend to use it every other night. The consistency is very watery, which feels very refreshing on the skin. It has little specks of glitter in it, not actually glitter but it looks shiny.

When applied to the skin it’s very cooling and refreshing, this’ll be lovely in the summer. One pump of this goes a very long way, after massaging this into the skin it gives the most gorgeous glow and your skin really does feel hydrated.

This would be lovely if you have dry skin and you want something to boost your glow underneath makeup, it would be a good base for makeup. However if you have oily skin like me, this is also good because you can use it to give yourself a nice glow if you aren’t wearing makeup or at night time.

Overall, this is a yes from me. I love this product and it’s a staple in my skincare routine. This is definitely worth the money!


Teen Skin Fix Zero Shine Moisturiser

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I’ve been using the Simple Oil Balancing moisturiser on a daily basis, but I was running out and this one went on special offer so I had to purchase it and give it a go. I’ve been using it daily, and I have been loving it, it’s perfect for my oily skin!

Info (Taken from the Superdrug Website)

Go shine-free throughout the day! This lightweight moisturiser helps prevent excess oil build-up and breakouts. An advanced formula enriched with wasabi extract to prevent bacterial growth + zinc and mattifying powders to leave a smooth, shine-free complexion.

WASABI EXTRACT a powerful antioxidant helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria.
ZINC helps to mitigate the appearance of excess sebum.
NIACINAMIDE helps improve the appearance of uneven skin tone.

  • Size: 40ml
  • Price: £6.65 (Superdrug)

My Thoughts

Okay so, I’ve been loving this. It sort of acts like a primer, it really mattifies the skin whilst moisturising and hydrating really well. It has no oiliness at all, my skin looks completely matte after using this but doesn’t leave my skin feeling dehydrated.

It acts as a great base for my makeup. I find if I use a more oily moisturiser, my makeup slides around and doesn’t last at all, but if I use this moisturiser, it controls my oils, meaning my makeup stays in place all day. If you have oily skin and you can’t find the right moisturiser for you, try this one, it’s the best I’ve used yet.

The only thing I’m not over keen on is the smell of this, it’s quite overpowering but once it’s on the skin you can’t smell it. Looking at the ingredients it’s probably the wasabi, it’s such a strange smell but it doesn’t hang around.

Overall, I am loving this moisturiser, it’s perfect for my oily skin!


Bee Sting Fix Toning Pads

I’ve been using the Nip + Fab pads for around 6 months, and I bloody love them. They are so good to get any excess makeup off after cleansing. They do loads of different ones, for example glycolic, teen skin, bee venom and dragons blood.

Info (Taken from the Nip + Fab Website)

Keep your complexion feeling refreshed and refined with the Bee Sting Fix Toning Pads which help the skin retain vital hydration. Bee Venom works to plump the skin, whilst filling fine lines and smoothing the skin. Each pad is infused with skin healing ingredients Witch Hazel and Propolis which tighten pores and deep cleanse the complexion of daily dirt, helping to boost skin clarity and the effectiveness of products to follow. Skin will be gleaming after one swipe!

The pads are soaked in:
bee venom: plump + firm appearance of the skin.
propolis extract: skin healer, antioxidant + antiseptic.
witch hazel: help reduce swelling + repair broken skin + fight bacteria.
allantoin: provides a natural protectant for the skin + encourages cell generation.

  • Size: 60 pads (55mm)
  • Price: £12.95 (Nip + Fab website)

My Thoughts

These are so good, I use them everyday. After I cleanse at night, I use these as a toner to get rid of any excess makeup, this ensures my face is fully makeup free. The thing I love about this, is the bee venom in them makes your skin tingle so it feels really clean.

They also smell really good, really fresh, again making the skin feel really clean and fresh. In the tub you get 60 pads, I see this as 60 days which I think is really good value for the price.

Overall, I LOVE these. They are such a staple in my skincare routine and I’ll definitely be repurchasing!


That’s everything for this post! I hope you enjoyed reading, see you soon 😘

Have you tried Nip + Fab skincare? What do you think?

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How to Balance Work Life / Blogging

When I first started my blog I had 3 months off of school, so I didn’t have to worry about a work / blog balance. However in September I started a full time job which took up a lot of my time, for a few months I struggled to stay on top of my blog and stay active with other bloggers. 6 months later I’ve finally got that work / blog balance, and sometimes I still stress about not getting a post done, but there’s always time to get it done. So in today’s post I’m going to be sharing with you how I work full time, yet still run this blog.


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PLAN POSTS & WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO WRITE THEM

Whenever I have spare time I’ll sit down with my notepad and write down post ideas, or I’ll go through my 100 blog post ideas post and basically plan out when I want to post them. This allows me map out the posts I want to put up, and also plan when I’m going to write them.

As I work 5 days a week, I have 2 days off, and I’m usually busy on those 2 days. If I have an early finish one day, or I don’t start until the afternoon, I’ll put aside an hour or 2 to write a post, or take pictures. Sometimes when I’m bored at night I’ll sit with my laptop in bed and write some posts, this is usually when I’m the most productive and actually get the post written.

GET A DIARY & A NOTEPAD

With diaries I usually write in them for a month then long it off, but with this one I’ve actually stuck to writing in it. I mainly use it for my blog, but I also write my shifts in it. This gives me all the information I need to know when planning when to write my posts, but also I write what days I’m posting.

I’ve recently purchased a notepad, and it’s helping so much. In this I write the post title at the top, and all the things I need to do to complete the post, for example take pictures, attach pictures, write the post etc. This helps when I need to see what else needs to be done to the post before it’s done. I’ll tick it off when it’s done, and I’ll also plan when I need to do the rest of it to ensure it’s done before the scheduled date.

WRITE IN ANY SPARE TIME YOU HAVE

Obviously not every minute you have spare, but whenever I’m just chilling at home doing nothing I will pull out my laptop and write a little bit. Or if I’m out and about, waiting around then I’ll use the WordPress app. When I’m on the go, I’ll usually just use the app to read others posts and interact with them. Staying active is so important to me, so I ensure to do this whenever I have spare time.

If I have a day off work and I’m not doing anything, then I will dedicate the day to my blog. I’ll take pictures if I need to, then I’ll sit down with my computer and just write for the whole day. This helps me catch up with my posts, and ensure I’m scheduled for the next week or so.

TAKE ALL YOUR PICTURES FOR YOUR POSTS AT THE SAME TIME

For me taking pictures is always the thing I used to leave until the last minute, but recently I’ve learnt my lesson and I take all my pictures on the same day for all my planned posts. This helps a lot because then you don’t have to worry about taking pictures for the next however many weeks.


That’s everything for this post! I hope you enjoyed reading, see you soon 😘

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