Sunday, 3 April 2016

SPRING PLUS SIZE WISH LIST








Since it's the start of a new month (yay) I thought I would put together a wish list of some of the clothing that I have been eyeing up for a while now and seeing it's my birthday month I might just treat myself and buy a couple of bits! I really how fresh spring is and the palette of pastel colours that I associate with the season is an instant mood lifter.

What do you think about my choice?
Have you got a wish list? I would love to see it.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

L'OREAL INFALLIBLE FIXING MIST REVIEW



Trying to keep makeup on ones face can be somewhat annoying especially if you have combination skin like me with quite an oily t-zone area which is definitely my problem area, as this is where my makeup tends to wear off first, ugh! I'm always looking at ways to keep my makeup from vanishing from my face be it with powder or fixing mists, so when L'OREAL released the INALLIBLE Fixing Mist I couldn't wait to try it and it was also an affordable option which for me is brilliant because I don't always want to reach for the higher end products!

After having used the Infallible Fixing Mist for a couple of weeks I wasn't really a fan which was disappointing because I had read a few reviews and everyone seemed to love it.. apart from me. I like the packaging although I do find that the nozzle on mine tends to leak a little! The formula itself looks quite milky and when it is settled there seems to be like a powder residue at the bottom of the bottle which i am not sure what it is.








When I have sprayed this on my face it made my skin feel really tight and uncomfortable and that made me dislike it straight away as I hate feeling my skin like that! While it does set my makeup for quite a while I find it makes me look cakey, chalky and very matte and that's just not for me as I like my face to have a bit of glow. Now if you follow me on Snapchat you might have seen the snap I took after I used it where it left white dots all over my face, seriously not impressed and thank goodness I looked in the mirror before I left the house! I haven't used this since and i don't think i will again as it's just not for me at all.


Have you tried this?
Do you have any tips to maybe make it work for me?







Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm


Ever since NikkiTutorials showed this off in one of her videos it just seemed to explode everywhere and of course yours truly had to have it too! Having combination skin I always have to use a primer before my makeup to prevent it from sliding off my face during the day which is not a great look! So when I spied this in Superdrug I immediately put it in my basket.

Considering this is a product for men it does a pretty good job at keeping my makeup on which I was pleasantly surprised, I have quite sensitive skin so have to be careful as to what I slap on my face but the balm did not irritate my skin in the slightest (win) and is alcohol free. My skin has been a nightmare lately because of the colder weather but I find this really locks in moisture and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy although it sinks into the skin and leaves a semi matte looking finish on my skin which I love.



The Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm is a 100ml glass bottle which I can see lasting a while as you only need a tiny bit, It is a milky quite runny in texture and also boasts vitamin E and other ingredients which are skin calming and are also anti-irritating really soothes the skin and has a slight cooling feeling when applied, safe to say I love this a primer and have also been using it as a serum/moisturiser in my skin care routine.

This has been joyous to use and I can see it been a regular in my makeup/skincare stash.

What is your favourite primer? Have you tied this yet?



Friday, 29 January 2016

Makeupgeek EyeShadows And Swatches



I have more eyeshadow palettes than I probably should have and totally not ashamed of it, when it comes to makeup eyeshadows are my favourite product by far.
When Makeupgeek eyeshadows launched a good while back I desperately wanted some of my own after seeing the likes of Jaclyn hill use them in her tutorials, I was completely sucked in!

Then to my surprise Beauty Bay decided to stock them and oh how excited I was.. I mean literally! So straight away ordered a few and waited ever so patiently for them to arrive.


 Top left to bottom: Drama Queen, Corrupt, Mocha, Prom Night.



The shadows themselves are amazing and at £4.95 they are so affordable and the quality is truly incredible, pigmented, creamy, buttery smooth all qualities you would expect from a good eyeshadow.

Top to Bottom: Crème Brulee, Glamorous, Shimma Shimma.



I think I picked a good mix of colours for me personally and can easily be worn from a subtle day look to vamping it up at night, they are so easy to wear and blend like a dream!
I'm really wanting to get more of them and make my own palette...like i need any more..seriously!
I highly recommend purchasing some if you are looking for new eyeshadows as they are extremely worth it.



What are your favourite eyeshadows?













Monday, 4 January 2016

MAKEUP FAVOURITES 2015



I thought I would take a look back at 2015 and see what my most used beauty products where, and looking through them I can see why they have become my favourites! I wasn't really wearing a lot of makeup during 2015 much preferred the fresh faced look, but towards the end of the year I was in full swing of a full face again!

Lets have a look....

BASE:


As I said I wasn't wearing much during the year so the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream was my ultimate goto! Its really lightweight and just glides over the skin leaving it looking radiant glowy, something i've been loving and also does a good job at covering up my redness in certain areas.

The Loreal Nude Magique Blur Cream is hands down my favourite primer, I find it really evens out my skintone, disminishes my pores and fine lines with a blurring effect making my skin look flawless! One I will be continuing to use throughout this year also.

When I comes to concealers there was only ever one that stood out for me and that was the collection perfecting concealer, but low and behold that ha now been took over by the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, I use this most for covering any dark circles and covers them it does, it also does not crease on me which is another win for me.

CHEEKS:


Not really a blush kind of girl but I have been trying to get into them more, CLARINS Illuminating Blush is stunning, peachy pink in colour it gives a nice wash of colour and like it says illuminates the cheeks for a subtle finish.
MUA blush in cupcake is adorable gives a really lovely pink colour and the formula is amazing, I have been reaching for this more on a daily basis and will be most probably picking up some more.

EYESHADOW/BRUSHES:



Ok so I have only just purchased MakeupGeek shadows after Christmas have been using them everyday since they arrived and I can see why everyone loves them, these just work well and the pigmentation is second to none. I'm not going to say much about them as I am going to a post on them soon, but they are good!

Why I never bought the Real Techniques setting brush sooner I will never know, amazing at setting the undereye or to dust the cheeknones with highlighter, used everyday I really need to pick up a second one cant never have too many brushes.. right!

The Morphe S11 is my everyday eyeshadow brush, lovely and soft it really packs colour onto the eyelid its one of the best brushes I have used although it is a new purchase but it has just won me over.

LIPS/MASCARA


Keeping the lips somewhat netural I have been loving the MUA lip pencil in caramel nougat, I love pink/brown nude colours and this is perefect for me when I want a bit of something on the lips but not too much very much a handbag staple for me.

Loving these Clairns Natural Lip Perfectors, never been without it it gives your lips a nice glossy look without feeling overly glossy and the smell is incredible reminds me of candyfloss! Again I can see the hype with these and will need to purchase more as mine is running low as i've used it that much.


To make my eyes look like they have lashes the Clairns Be Long Mascara is the one, the plastic brush brush just lifts my lashes giving them a more longer and natural look, I have enjoyed using this mascara and it has been the one i've using the most.

















Saturday, 19 December 2015

SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR...


Hello Everyone!

So I have decided to come back to blogging in the new year after sometime of having a break! Sometimes life just gets in the way and other things have to take a back seat for a while, and to be honest I wasn't really enjoying it as much as I did when I first started and couldn't really give it my all!

So after nearly a 2 year break away I will be back with a fresh outlook on things and honestly I cannot wait to get stuck in as I have missed it so much! Keeping this ever so short I just want to take the time and wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.


Love, Claire xx




Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The 90s Kid Tag

I saw this tag on Lily Pebbles and Vivianna Does Makeup youtube channel and thought i would give it a go as i am definitely a 90s kid! I loved growing up in the 90s it was so much fun and i wish i could back and do it all again! Feel free to do this tag and don't forget to let me know so i can have a little look and your answers it's so much fun.



The questions:

1. Favourite Disney film? Oh this is a hard one but it has to be the little mermaid i saw this at the cinema when it came out! Feeling old now lol

2. NSYNC or Backstreet Boys? Backstreet boys without a doubt and AJ was my fave, i had a thing for bad boys lol But i did love NSYNC too

3. Favourite music artist? Again there's too many but i was a HUGH! 911 fan and used to go and see them when they where in Glasgow, All Saints, Spice Girls the list is endless.

4. Favourite candy/sweet? Chelsea woppers where so amazing and Cadbury chocolate bar called Secret omg i wish they'd bring it back!

5. Weirdest fashion trend? Oh i think it has to be shell suits! I must of had one in every colour proper cringe lol and ski pants where you would put the little strap bit under the heel of your shoes! Aahh so bad lol

6. Favourite game console & game? Nintendo! Me and my little brother where so excited to get one and used to spend all day playing mario!

7. What would you watch after school? I would say Art Attack, the Queens Nose, Bodger & Badger lol The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Jetsons, Kenan & Kel.

8. Favourite book? All the girls at my school including me where obsessed with the Babysitters club books they were great and used to get them out the library. those where the days!

9. Favourite clothing store? I would have to say the Kylie range Mackays or M&co as it's now called as i thought Kylie Minouge used to make all the clothes for them lol.

10. A 90s beauty memory? Oh gosh they are so many cringe worthy memories but the one that sands out is where i nearly blinded myself by putting sparkly clear nail varnish on to my eyelids! I thought it would pretty and nearly burned my eyes off lol How stupid haha

I hope you liked reading this tag and i tag everyone to do it.






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