Friday, February 24, 2017

Holiday photos - Iceland

Hey guys, today I thought I would show you some of the photos from my recent trip to Iceland. I had an absolutely amazing time and visited some incredible places as well as seeing some incredible thing like Dolphins in the wild. Today I thought I would show you a very small selection of the hundreds of photos I took. I hope you enjoy this and would love to know if you have ever been to Iceland.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Billionth Kat Von D review since October

So Kat Von D has taken the UK by storm since their launch over here late last year and I've been holding off doing this review as I have seen so many of them it has been ridiculous. However as I got a couple of bits for Christmas I thought I might as well stick my opinions into the mix so without further ado lets get on with it.

Everlasting Liquid lipsticks in Bow N Arrow and Lolita 2 - £16
Oh damn I love these things. I first wore one on Christmas day and it lasted all throughout the meal and still looked beautiful afterwards. They are a fairly thin formula meaning that they feel incredibly comfortable but also aren't as drying. They are incredibly opaque and the two shades I have tried thus far are completely streak proof (Although I have heard the darker shades can be a little). One thing I hear a lot of people say about these is that they find the applicator to be too long however I find I can get a perfectly precise application. That being said both shades I have are nude and I am not sure it would be as easy with the darker or brighter shades.

Left - Bow n Arrow -  Right - Lolita II

Shade and Light quad in Rust - £17.00
I didn't actually realise how affordable these little quads are. For £17 you get four incredibly beautiful shadows which are rich in pigment and have an incredibly buttery texture. These are so beautifully blendable however due to this I do find they can sometimes have a lot of fall out so I tend to go for them before I do my base makeup. What I love about this palette is the fact it is perfect for if I need a matte shade whilst creating a warm look however it still works beautifully as a stand alone palette.
Rust Quad
Shade and Light eye contour palette - £37.00

These shadows are exactly the same as the little palette. They are beautifully pigmented, creamy, blendable and basically just a dream to work with. Again they do have a very small amount of fall out but as I said before this isn't something that really bothers me. Due to the incredibly creamy texture I do find these crease a little easier than other shadows however I find that this is easily sorted with a good eye primer. I love the fact that this palette has a mix of both cooler and warmer tones making it very versatile.

Now I'm not a fan of cardboard packaging however this is incredibly sturdy and I really feel like it would fare well even when traveling. I also love the fact there is a huge mirror making it even better for travel. Again like the smaller quad it makes for a perfect standalone palette as well as something that mixes well with a shimmery palette like Urban decay Moondust.

So that's it for today's review. I really hoped you enjoyed this post! Let me know what your favourites from the collection are because I definitely need to try some more!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Current go to bases

I am having a bit of a moment currently and I have found myself completely focused on finding my perfect base products. Today I thought I would talk about three of my current favourites.
Clarins BB skin detox fluid - 00
I've seen such mixed reviews on this product but I personally love it. It's an incredibly light weight formula however it still offers a good medium coverage. For my dry sin this is perfect as it feels incredibly hydrating and I find that it doesn't sink into any dry patches no matter how long I've been wearing it. It also wears very well and I don't find it separates on my incredibly dry nose which a large majority of foundations do.  The one thing I will say about this is that it definitely is a little bit dark for me however I love it so much I just tend to put a little more bronzer than usual on my neck. I definitely think that if you have dry skin and are on the lookout for a new foundation this one would be perfect.
Urban Decay Naked skin foundation - 0.5
Could I write a post about foundations without mentioning this one. I have to say this is my all time favourite foundation. Like the Clarins one it is incredibly light and almost feels like you have nothing at all on the skin. It has such a stunning dewy finish and is just the ideal foundation for people with dry skin. Again it doesn't sink into any dry patches and lasts so beautifully. What I also love about this us that it isn't an oil based formula meaning there is no chance of it looking oily even on the hottest of days. I also find that this shade is super duper pale and pretty much matches me perfectly. It also had a pretty good colour range and also comes in both pink and yellow undertones. .5 being pink and whole numbers being yellow toned.
Clarins, Urban Decay, Bourjois.
Bourjois Healthy mix Serum - 51
This is 100% my all time favourite drugstore foundation. Although it is a little thinner than the other two it still doesn't feel heavy on the skin. Again as with the other two this doesn't sink into any of my dry skin (Can you tell that's the main thing I look for) This one also smells really nice which I mean is always a bonus. Out of three this one has the most satin finish out of the three however it still gives the skin a really stunning healthy glow. It is definitely one I would recommend for anyone with dry skin who are on a budget although I will warn you that all Bourjois foundations are quite yellow toned.
So that's it for today, I would love to know what your favourite bases are?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

New In #1 - First bits from colourpop

So I recently won a giveaway which gave me the opportunity to give some colourpop products a go. I have heard so much good stuff about the brand however I tend to steer clear of ordering from America as customs charges make me want to run and hide. I was really excited to ty out these products but unfortunately they have left me with a little sour taste in my mouth. I am no way near as impressed as I thought I would be so without further ado lets get on.
Ultra Matte lip set in Foxy -
This little set contains 5 of colourpops best selling Ultra matte liquid lipsticks, these were definitely the thing I was looking forward to trying the most and was actually the thing I ended up liking the least. I loved all five of the shades however they are the driest liquid lipsticks I have ever tried. I found they clung to any slight dry patches instantly and felt like they were sucking all the life out of my lips but when I went near any food or drink they smeared around my face. I expected as they were so drying they would stay really well however whenever they come into contact with pretty much anything they smudge awfully. Overall I was so disappointed with these as I really was expecting them to be my new favourite liquid lipsticks as I've heard so much good stuff.
Super shock Highlighter in Spoon -
This is so similar to the texture of the L'Oreal L'or highlight which I absolutely love so I was incredibly excited to give it a go however I found it was just a bit too glittery for my liking. I don't have the smallest pores in the world and I found this didn't help them at all. I did like the formula however so would perhaps consider trying another if I saw one in a blog sale however I don't think I would order from their website anytime soon.
Spoon, Puppy love, Beeper, Clueless, Tulle, Creeper, More better.
Super shock eyeshadow in Puppy love -
I think this is my favourite out of the three product I tried. It has that same formula as the highlighter which is just so difficult to describe but it is a really pretty light peachy almost duo chrome shade. I lie this one all over the lid with some winged liner however I find when I use it in conjunction with other shadows it does make things a tad difficult to blend however I feel like it would probably work better with other shades from colourpop as they will have the same texture.
Overall I have to say I haven't been overly impressed with the products I've tried from colourpop so far. I would love for you to let me know in the comments if you have any products you really love from them!