Saturday, 13 June 2015

A Little Beauty Haul....'Maybe Its Maybelline?'

At times I feel as though I should be banned from boots or superdrug (my local drugstore) as my addiction to walk out with more than what I went in for is always the case when I'm browsing around the drugstore (sigh). I'm sure I'm not the only one guilty of this, so those of you who go through the same thing most probably know what I mean. So in basic terms what I'm saying is yes...a beauty haul happened and whilst this was a little haul (thankfully) I thought I'd share with you what I picked up because I'm pretty excited about these beauty picks prior to even swatching them.

The new Maybelline release, the Master sculpt has certainly caught my eye and once I spotted it at my local drugstore, it had to come home with me. It has a cool toned contour powder and a soft shimmery highlighter which comes in pretty awesome packaging with a decent sized mirror and brush - perfect for when you're on the go.

Now you know when they have that 3 for 2 offer you cant resist so I went on ahead and picked
up two more Maybelline products, one being another fairly new release, the Brow Satin. This is a double ended product with a brow pencil on one end and a powder with a sponge applicator on the other end, the concept seems quite cool right? So im pretty excited to give this one a try,
The final product I picked up was one of the Maybelline 24 hour colour tattoos in the shade on-and-on bronze which is a much raved about product so im pretty late to the bandwagon with this one and I'll keep you posted on how I get on with it.

So besides the cheesy blog post title (I just couldn't resist), I'm pretty excited to try out these new beauty products from my little haul.

Which new products have you purchased recently?

You can purchase the products mentioned here:

Maybelline Master sculpt - medium/dark
Maybelline Brown satin - Dark brown
Maybelline 24 hour colour tattoos in the shade on-and-on bronze

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Top 4 Drugstore Blushers

Blush is probably one of my favourite steps in my makeup routine. It sort of ties the whole makeup look together in my opinion. Just by adding a hint of flush and colour to the cheeks gives that youthful healthy look to the complexion. Being a huge blush lover is was hard to narrow it down to just four but these are the ones which we reach for most of the time and are probably our all time favourite drugstore blushers.

When Maxfactor came out with these beauties, there was no doubt that these blushes just had to be an addition to the makeup collection. Packaging wise, Maxfactor have got it spot on. Sleek, compact packaging with a gold rim on the edges - more than enough to draw me in. I love the shade range that they have which are suited to different skin tones. My favourite has the be the shade gorgeous berries, which is exactly what it says on the tin -gorgeous! It is a deep purple shade with a very slight hint of gold shimmer running throughout it, which gives an instant summery glow to the skin. These blushes remind me a little of the Milani baked blushes in appearance which I am yet to try.

Hunting down for a good drugstore matte blush can be pretty difficult as the formula may not be right or the shade range is pretty disappointing. However these Nyx blushes are just perfect in formula and when it come to application (You can also read about it here). This particular shade is just perfect as it gives that natural flush to cheeks which is so wearable on an everyday basis. Basically a 'your-cheeks-but-better' (kinda of a cliche but its so true). This a definite staple to add to the makeup collection.

Mineral makeup can often be a pain to deal with, loose powder falling over everywhere can be stressful especially when you're in a rush but I like to save this one for those not-in-such-a-rush days. Normally in not a huge fan of this sort of packaging but this blush has to be an exception because this product is too good to give a miss. (You can read more about it here). We've both been using this for years now, but our heart sank a little when we found out that it is sadly discontinued :( So the hunt begins for a dupe for the No7 mineral blush, let us know in the comments if have any recommendations. 

Cream products are great for the summer and spring months as it gives a very fresh faced dewy look to the skin and it is great for those minimal makeup days. Some cream blushes that I've tried have been quite disappointing as they haven't been creamy enough to distribute evenly on the skin or have been a little too slippery which last barely an hour on the face. This formula however is soo dreamy, I instantly fell in love with it. This colour pay off is perfect giving the right amount of pigmentation on the skin and this coral shade in particular looks amazing on so many skin tones being not too bright but more of a deep coral colour. 

Leave a comment letting us know what your favourite blushes are? x

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Sunday, 7 June 2015

A Year Of Blogging...

Its crazy how its been just a little over a year since this blog was born when I remember it like yesterday! So yes this post is a little over due the one year mark but the month of May being such a hectic month with university exams and jobs, keeping up with the blog has been pretty hard but hey, better late than never! So we thought we would round up the year of our blogging experience briefly.

Since we started this blog, we've discovered a whole new world of blogging and saw how diverse and amazing blogging really is. Its a great hobby we started off with and still enjoy to this day to keep up with in our spare time. Being able to write about topics we love and enjoy to read about ourselves just makes it that extra bit special. The best part has to be the great support in the blogging community between fellow bloggers and readers which sort of gives you the drive and thirst to create new content. Even though we haven't been able to blog as much as we would have liked to in the year 2014 due to studies, we definitely hope to dedicate a little more time to the blog this year and try to do some lifestyle and travel posts too which is something we've always wanted to do - so who knows that this year may have in store for us? 

So overall we've loved spending time writing our blog and if you are thinking about starting a blog then let us know in the comments as we'd love to read them as we would definitely recommend giving a go at starting your own blog if you have a passion to write about something you love. x

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer

We've always had a funny relationship with primers, as previous ones we've used just didn't seem to do anything except take up an extra few minutes in the makeup routine. There came a point where we lost hope in all primers, that was untill we tried the Max Factor Facefinity all day primer which we've had our eyes on for quite some time but never actually got the time to purchasing it. But I'm so glad we finally did because it is a primer with purpose!

A lot of primers usually tend to to dry my skin out, having dry skin as it is, adding on to the dryness was just not helping. The Max factor primer I found doesn't dry my skin out at all, neither does it feel tacky or slippery on the skin. It acts as the perfect base for the skin before applying makeup as I've noticed a difference when applying my foundation, giving smoother application. When it comes longevity of makeup, this primer has noticeably allowed my foundation to stay intact for a longer period with no slipping and sliding of the face, especially when it you get the odd humid weather where my makeup doesnt' tend to last very long.

This product comes in a generous sized bottle which has one shade suitable for all skin types as it is translucent on the skin. The pump on the bottle makes it so convenient and handy to pump out the perfect amount of product. You also have your SPF 20 giving your daily protection.

This primer is a great all rounder, even though being an extra step in the makeup routine it makes a difference to your overall makeup look and I would recommend this for all skin types as it isn't greasy nor drying on the skin. One of the best primers we've used  and definitely worth giving a try so let us know what you think! x

Buy the Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer here - £10.99

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The Best Drugstore Contour Palette

Its fair to say that contouring is now a big thing in the world of beauty with a lot of people after that Kim Kardashian look. Personally I'm not the best at contouring and often find it hard to find the right shade, but there is one palette which has made the contouring life a whole lot easier for me and thats the Barry M chisel cheek contour kit. Word has it that this palette is a great dupe to the Anastasia beverly hills contour palette.

This palette comes with three shades a light shade for highlighting, a bronze shade and a dark brown contour shade. The contour shade is exactly what I've been looking for! Its a cool brown shade perfect for olive toned skin where contour shades usually tend to be too light. If you have very pale skin you might find it to be abit too dark but that is totally up to personal preference. It isn't too orangey or too red toned which is quite hard to find especially at the drugstore, so when I first set my eyes on this, I had to have it!

The bronzey shade is great for an all over bronze look and could also be used as a contour shades especially if you have more paler skin. The highlighter shade might just look like any ordinary powder but it just has that extra something which sets concealer and brightens the under eyes at the same time.

All-in-all this palette is great budget buy and is an essential for those who love their contouring and is also a great starter kit for contouring, and the best bit it that its so affordable compared to high end palettes.

What is your favourite contouring product?

Buy the Barry M Chisled Cheek Contour Kit here - £6.49

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