Saturday, 27 August 2016

L.A.B.2 Synthetic brushes navy smokey eye | Review

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L.A.B.2 angled shadow brush and multi purpose brush // c/o Sparkle Pr

Last night I tried out these two brushes I was kindly sent to create a soft glam navy smokey look. The brushes are by a brand I hadn't heard of before called L.A.B.2, and they are synthetic (and have no animal derived components so I presume they can be considered cruelty free). The first thing I noticed is that these aren't as soft as other drugstore synthetic brushes like Real Techniques, but the bristles are pretty tightly packed and definitely matches the description of the brushes as high end synthetic filament. 

As the packaging suggested I used the multi purpose brush to apply powder, however because the bristles are tightly packed I found this quite difficult. It would still be good for applying blush or contour in a more stippling effect, however. I used the angled brush to contour my crease and I definitely found it worked, it picked up the pigment well and would be great for marking out more dramatic eyeshadow shapes.

Have you guys heard of these brushes? xx

Monday, 18 July 2016

FOTD #37 Soft night out glam using MAC Coppering and matte brown

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Brows // Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in blonde Eyes // MAC Coppering, HD Brows palette, MUA palette in Poptastic, Maybelline black shock gel liner and Sailor Moon eyeliner Contour and highlight // HD Brows palette, Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light

Recently I've been feeling a bit poo as I adjust to life as an ~unemployed graduate~ (wait, where did 4 years of Uni go?), but the one thing that's been cheering me up is doing a full face beat like this - from gollum to glam. MAC's shadow Coppering is really lovely for giving a bit of an edge to natural glam, there's a tiny bit of sparkle and due to the orange tones it really makes green eyes pop. I took inspo for this from a Nikkie Tutorials look (if you don't follow her on YouTube I totally recommend). xx

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Vita Coco Coconut Oil - cooking, make up removal, moisturising and more! | Beauty

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Coconut oil c/o Vita Coco

For a while now I've been buying into the coconut oil hype, and I've never looked back! So when Vita Coco kindly offered to send me some of their coconut oil I jumped at the chance. I keep the larger jar by my bed for moisturising (hence why the jar looks a little used), and the little one will be perfect for travelling.

My favourite things to use coconut oil for:
- Cooking! Coconut oil is healthier to cook with and gives food no added taste.
- Moisturising. Coconut oil is thought to help anti ageing and makes your skin amazingly soft. I also use it as a facial moisturiser despite having oily skin, and have found it works well and doesn't break me out or make me more oily!

Things to try:
- As a shaving cream. Coconut oil does work well as a shaving cream (balm?) as it moisturises your skin at the same time, but be warned it does block up razors!
- As make up remover. Coconut oil does also work well for this (including eye make up), however I occasionally get sore eyes from blocked sebum ducts in my eyelashes (gross, I know) and I think using coconut oil has encouraged this to happen. But worth a try if you aren't prone to this!

What do you use coconut oil for? xx


Friday, 13 November 2015

Ice queen winter playsuit realness with Luxemme ♡

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Playsuit // c/o Luxemme // Leather jacket // Topshop // Beanie // Forever 21 // Boots // Topshop

Hey guys! Its been about ten billion years since I've done an outfit post but here am I today because the lovely guys over at Luxemme sent me this really cute playsuit to review. Normally halterneck styles don't suit me because of my boobs but I actually found this one very flattering, I dressed this for a more casj day look with a beanie but if you wore this with heels and upped the make up (I'm thinking silver glittery eyes for ice queen vibes) this would be fab for a night out as well. The material is pretty light and linen-y so this would be really nice for keeping you cool in summer as well, I definitely can see myself getting a lot of use out it next year with white sandals and a tan (hopefully).

They have loads of cute bits on the website and I believe they are Manchester based so well worth supporting! I definitely recommend checking them out. xx


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