Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Today's Outfit and Makeup

Today's look

Hello, I hope you have had a good day! I decided this morning that I would post what I wore and my makeup to college because on Wednesdays I go to college for my apprenticeship so that means I can wear comfy clothes (YAY).

 My outfit was pretty simple: a grey cardigan, a lovely peachy lace top and black/grey look soft trousers. I am also wearing "invisible" socks that I would 100% recommend to anyone who wears pumps or dolly shoes.
The makeup I wore today was pretty simple but some days that's all you need! I also needed to make sure i wore foundation to match my face with my tan (I didn't want to apply the fake tan to my face, but I'm tempted to next time).
 The foundation I wore was Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. This is a foundation that I have a love/hate relationship with like many other people, but after accidentally buying a darker shade this is perfect for my tan! i might have to go into Mac or find another foundation that will suit me for when I am darker. This did last quite a long time and I feel did the job quite well although I don't at all think it "wakes me up - my skin obviously).
 The concealer I used today was the Rimmel Wake Me Up, I used this only because it matches the foundation. In all honestly this concealer is a bit meh, it isn't as good as my Laura Mercier secret concealer or my erase concealer from Maybelline but anything that will help cover my dark circles! (suggestions please)
The mascara I used today was the Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express Mascara. Again, this is definitely a non repurchase, the brush is awful and makes my lashes clump up on times! I used it this morning to see if my opinion had changed and unfortunately it had not. Next time i think i am going to invest in Benefits They're Real or something similar.

Ah my beloved Mac, this has got to be in my top 5 Mac purchases. In case you didn't know what it was its the Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skin finish/ Highlighter. I love the product for its texture, the way you hardly need nothing at all but can achieve a highlighted look extremely easy. Also, you do get a lot of product for your money and that's what they great thing I and definitely worth investing in.
I used this all over my face to achieve a bronzed look to match my tan and its Mac's Mineralize Skin finish Natural in Medium Dark. Again, you can see how much I use this product from the product missing in the middle. I can truthfully say this is worth every penny because I have had it a lot longer than I probably should, but as long as it doesn't go green or start to smell I will use it until it has all gone! this is also perfecting for contouring as its easily blendable
For my eye shadow I used the Loreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow quad, I really like this because it has everything you need to achieve an easy smoky eyed look. The eye shadows are easily blendable and are quite pigmented considering the price. This will definitely be a repurchase and i might even look at what other colours they have available.
The final thing I wore today was my Evas Nude Lipstick by Loreal, I really like this lipstick because it suits me when I have a tan and when I am pale. Also, its really easy to put with any make up look because it will go with almost everything. Although it does need to be reapplied throughout the day its worth it for the colour you achieve.

Please comment below if you use any of the products, or if you have any recommendations for me

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan review

Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan review 

So when I was on holiday I just couldn't resist the offer of the Cocoa Brown tan from Marissa Carter for only £7.00, it was a complete bargain price for such an amazing product that will now be added to my beauty regime. Now let me tell you, I am pale (NW15, Ivory ect ect)! so when ive looked at tan in the past ive been super scared that it'll just end up horribly wrong and that ill end up orange. However, from the photos below you can see that in fact I am NOT orange but have a light/medium brown tan. 

The appearance of the bottle seems pretty minimalistic, but easily recognisable in the bright pink bottle. The product comes out in a mousse, which when put on the mitt looks quite pale however the product continues to darken on your skin for three hours. In case you didn't know on the bottle it recommends that once you apply it all over you then leave it for one hour (I left it for two) and then you get into the shower and lightly rinse it off. You can then fully see how the product has fake tanned your skin.

Prep work

As you can imagine, your skin needs to be in the proper condition before you apply fake tan to insure it looks its best. 
              There are a number of products/things you can use to achieve this and I have included                 a photograph below:
- A Tanning Mitt to help you apply the mousse to your skin evenly and to prevent the awful looking orange palms.

-A Body scrub (mines soap and glory)to buff away all the dry skin especially around your elbows and ankles as dry skin seems to pick up more fake tan than regular skin casing an uneven application.

- A body moisturiser/butter (mines the daily smooth- Soap and Glory) to smooth out your skin. Make sure that it has fully sunk in before applying the tan.

- A nail varnish (mines Barry M Gelly in Lychee)  to apply to your nails on your hands and feet to prevent the tan from going on your nail bed.

-  Some cotton wool to apply the fake tan to your face, hands and feet as these places require less tan.

- Finally something I forgot to add into the photograph (slaps hand) is Vaseline to apply to your eyebrows and hairline to prevent discolouration.  


So the application is extremely easy, you add the mousse onto the tanning mitt and apply it in a circular motion until the right amount is even all over your body. I also got my mum to add the tan onto my back because I cannot reach to do it myself. The bottle says "1 hour tan", but I left mine on for two hours (the maximum is three) before rinsing it off in the shower without using shower gel or body scrub. You can then get on with your day without worrying about the tan!

The Results!!
I really cant get over how happy I am with the results considering the price tag (so much cheaper than St Tropez) and i will DEFINITELY be repurchasing in the future. So without further or do, here are the results: 

voilĂ ! ps. sorry for my cats tail in the right photo, she likes to get in on the action.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Superdrug Haul

Superdrug Haul

So when i went to Torquay on my holiday i stopped in the local Superdrug to see what i could find and i wasn't disappointed with the bargains that i found! I purchased 3 for 2 on L'Oreal Products: Colour Riche les ombres eye shadow quad, Colour Riche Collection Privee in Evas Nude and the Infallible 24 hour foundation.

   Firstly the Colour Riche eye shadow quad in beloved nude (The sticker came off but ive searched online):

                                                 This eye shadow palette really appealed to me because i really like neutral colours and creating the smokey eye look which i can create from this. it has a creamy base, a sliver for the outer c or v and a bronze which you can blend into the crease. It retails for £7.99 which is inexpensive considering that you get four eye shadows that are quite pigmented. 

Next is the Colour Riche Collection Evas Nude lipstick:  

 This lipstick is a lovely pinky nude colour that i think will suit most skin tones. Also, it is a true to colour shade with some shimmer but not overpowering which is what I look for most. The packaging is quite nice apart from the lid which has to have the block clicked into it. I am yet to try out the other colours in this range but from using this one i think I might pick some up soon. It  also retails at £8.19 which isn't going to break the bank for such a lovely colour!

Finally the last thing I purchased was the fallible 24 hour foundation in the shade 120 Vanilla. 

This foundation "fights the makeup meltdown" meaning that your makeup wont be going south by evening. However, that seems a pretty strong statement to me and although it does last a long time I wouldn't say that it would last you all night. This foundation was extremely easy to apply and was high coverage which is perfect when you want to hide any imperfections. I would recommend this as it seems a good all round foundation and they seem to have a good colour range. It was also £9.99 in Superdrug.

That's all i bought, but if you have tried any of these leave your thoughts below :)