Thursday, 26 September 2013

Review - ASDA Young Skin

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Recently I was in Asda and I spotted these skincare products, when I looked at them I realised that they were also Paraben free, and I prefer not to use Parabens when possible, so at only £1 each obviously I got them!

I picked up the - Matt Finish Moisturiser
                      - Cleanser & Toner Milk
                     - Eye Make-up remover

Firstly I would like to say that I'm slightly torn on the packaging of these. They are bright and colourful and I like the little logo thing but I do think it makes them look slightly cheap.

Another thing that applies to all the products is the smell, I understand that if something is fragrance free, it never smells particularly nice, but these do not state that they are fragrance free. However, if they are fragranced and they are meant to be nice then I think the person who tested the smell had a blocked nose or something! They don't smell very nice...

Onto the products:

Young Skin Eye Make-up Remover - £1
Despite the smell, I am quite impressed with this eye make up remover. It is a liquid and doesn't sting or feel rough on my eyes at all, it is very gentle and it removes every last bit of my mascara and eye makeup easily. This is definitely my favourite piece out of the 3 I bought.
Young Skin Cleanser & Toner Milk - £1
The 'directions' section on this says to use it with a cotton wool pad after normal cleansing, however I find it a little too greasy - and smelly - to do this so I instead use this before cleansing with face wash, and I do like that it removes all of my make up and any dirt on my face. It also makes my face feel soft and moisturised even after I have used the face wash.
Young Skin Matt Finish Moisturiser - £1
Again, I do like this product however it does smell slightly, but not as bad as the other 2, which I'm glad about as its this one which I don't wash off! It gives a nice finish to the skin and makes my face feel fairly soft so overall I'm impressed.
What are your favourite skincare products?
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Sunday, 22 September 2013

My Favourite Youtubers

So, like most people nowadays (especially my age) I spend a large proportion of my life on YouTube. Today I am going to be sharing with you my top 10 youtubers, which, if you haven't watched already, you should right after you've read this post!
These aren't in any particular order, because I couldn't pick an order! (It's hard enough picking 10!)
They also range from beauty youtubers to just random ones who don't have a particular theme to any of their videos!
Zoella (Zoe)
Sprinkle of Glitter (Louise)


Tanya Burr
Pointless Blog (Alfie)

Jim Chapman
Tyler Oakley
Marcus Butler
Thatcher Joe
Eleventh Gorgeous
Sawyer Hartman
There are so many youtubers that I watch this is just a small selection!
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Review: MUA Blusher in Cupcake


Today I am going to be doing a review of  MUA's blusher in Cupcake. I often see people posting about this blusher, but in the shade Lolly, which I do also want to get, but I thought I'd get this one first, especially as its a colour which I would most likely wear as its a natural pink colour.


This was £1! Because of this I wasn't really expecting great pigmentation or colour, but I was so surprised, I actually have to put my brush on it more lightly so that I don't get too much colour on my cheeks, its so pigmented.
I really like this and its a lovely colour. I also like the packaging, even though its pretty simple, I know that it wont come undone in my bag and I think it looks nice too.
The names of the colours in this whole range of blushers are slightly bizarre, and they definitely don't give you any indication of the products colour, however I think the names are quite sweet.
There's not really much else I can say about this blusher, I am genuinely very impressed and can't really fault it.
What are you're favourite MUA products?
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Sunday, 15 September 2013

10 Everyday Products


Today I am going to be sharing with you 10 products which I use every day, or nearly every day at least and which I love. Obviously, these are not the only products I use every day but I just wanted to include a different selection.

Elvive Full Restore 5 Conditioning Repair Spray - Around £3
I have mentioned this product SO many times, I just really love it. It is so cheap, I think I got it on offer in Superdrug for £2-3, but it seems to be on offer every time I see it, and it works miracles in detangling my very knotty hair and leaving it soft and lovely :)
Soap N Glory Mist you Madly Body Spray - £3.50 (for this mini size) £6 - Full size £8.50 (for the scent-sational set)
I love Soap N Glory products, and I especially love the names or all of them, they are so witty and the person who thinks them up has a very good imagination, I got a set of 3 scents from Soap N Glory (called Scent-Sational, which is another amazing name) and I love them all but this is my favourite! It smells so lovely, I cant even describe it, but I love it! It isn't too strong either, but lasts well, I use this every morning.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - £8.99
This is definitely my go-to foundation and I wear it basically every day, its medium coverage and gives a nice finish, somewhere in between matte and dewy.
Joursna Stippling Brush - £1.89 (from ebay)
What I would really love is a beautiful set of Real Techniques brushes, however, despite many people saying that they are 'drugstore' I do think they are slightly expensive for me right now, but when I have the funds, I will definitely be buying a set! But for now, I bought this cheap one off of Ebay, it really is very soft and amazing quality for the price, I use it to apply my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara - £10.99
Need I say more?! My holy-grail mascara, I love it to pieces, the brush looks weird, but it separates lashes and doesn't clump but adds length and volume, also the bottle lasts a ridiculously long time, I have had this one since the beginning of May and used it everyday.
Vivo Radiant Boost Highlighter - £3.49
I recently got this highlighter and WOW does it work. I wouldn't say it would be great for top of cheekbones/brow bone kind of highlighter however under my eyes on top of my usual concealer it really stops my dark circles coming through so much, I also find that, because it is so thick, it sets my concealer and makes it last longer.
The Body Shop Matte It Primer - £9
I got this ages ago and re-discovered it recently, I think it does keep my foundation on a little better than with nothing but the thing I like best about it is how soft and velvety it makes my face feel!
 Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss - £2.99
I love this lip balm, it has a slight peachy tint to it which I love but it smells amazing! I use this every morning when I put on my makeup.
Primark Eyelash Curlers - £1
A few months ago I would've sworn by it to only ever use travel eyelash curlers as any others pinch the skin around my eyes, however, I tried out my Mums ones of these, and hey didn't, I also love the look of them and they are strangely bouncy which I really like. Another plus is that I don't have to jam my fingers into those annoying little things which normal ones have, so obviously I bought myself a pair, and they do curl my eyelashes well as well, after a little rant about pointless things, most people only mind if they have curly lashes after using them!
I'm really sorry I honestly have no idea where this brush is from or how much it was, it was given to me and I've had it such a long time.
Even though this brush is HUGE I love it for bronzing, it only picks up a small amount of product, and I think the minimal product used gives the best result when bronzing and it spreads out to almost as big as my face, making it really easy to bronze evenly and lightly.
So that's it, a random selection of 10 products which I use - nearly - every day :)
What are your everyday products?
Also, I am on the lookout for a new foundation, any suggestions?
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Hair Products


Today I am going to be showing you which products I use in my hair from shampoo to salt spray. By no means do I use every one of these products every day, and I definitely don't use them all at once, they are just products which I  sometimes use.

Inecto Pure Coconut Shampoo - £3.70 (here)
I wash my hair every other day with this shampoo, it smells amazing and makes my hair feel really soft, another plus is that it doesn't have Parabens in and I prefer not to use them when I can, especially with something I use as regularly as shampoo.
Inecto Pure Coconut Hair Repair Treatment - £3.99 (here)
Once a week, usually after swimming, I use this hair repair treatment after washing my hair, it smells lovely again, and luckily has the same scent as the shampoo so they don't clash and smell horrible. It really does condition my hair well and makes it really easy to brush through.
Elvive Full Restore 5 Conditioning Repairing Spray - Around £4 (I think)
This spray is amazing! It detangles my very knotty hair instantly and leaves it feeling lovely.
Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Protection Cream - Around £3
This is a leave in Conditioner, it says that it can be used or dry or wet hair, but I find that using it on dry hair makes it greasy and horrible but on towel dried hair it definitely makes up for not using conditioner after shampoo whilst washing my hair, which I rarely do, I wouldn't use this at the same time as a mask, I generally use it a couple of times a week, it makes my hair soft and I do think that it protects me against split ends!
Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Split Ends Intensive Mask  Around £3
I used this mask for a long time, before discovering the Coconut one (which I prefer) but I still think I should mention this. I'm not sure I would describe it as 'Intensive' but I don't have particularly dry or damaged hair and it works well for me and again I feel it protects my hair from split ends, and I really love the smell!
Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Spray  £1.99
I love using salt spray when I have my hair in a high pony tail or sometimes just when is down, my hair is naturally VERY straight and also quite heavy so I doesn't really hold styles at all, however this does last quite a while, a few hours at least. I don't find this one drying at all, which is something I hear people say about salt sprays regularly however it does have a very 'beachy' smell which does linger, but I don't particularly mind that.

Batiste Mini Dry Shampoo in Tropical - £1.49
I wash my hair every other day because washing it every day destroys the natural oils made by it, which I don't want to do, and also partly because I neither have the time or energy to wash it every day! So on the between-days I use this Dry shampoo to give my hair a little boost and stop any grease.
What hair products do you love?
Also, I am on the hunt for a new foundation, any requests?
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Sunday, 8 September 2013

5 Disappointing Products


Today I am going to be sharing with you 5 products which I am fairly disappointed with, and I don't feel lived up to what they should have.

None of these products were overly pricey so I am not too disappointed because its not like I spent a tonne of money on something then it didn't live up to its expectations, but all money is money and buying something then it not being as great as you were expecting is a bit crap. 

Nivea Daily Essentials Tinted Moisturiser
So first is this Tinted moisturiser, I really like tinted moisturisers as they give very little coverage and look natural, but they still cover small blemishes and give the skin a nice glow. This was on Buy one get one free when I bought it (which is not the reason, I found out at the till) so now I am stuck with 2 bottles rather than just one! It's not absolutely terrible, but it doesn't smell very nice. I also find that, rather than giving the little bit of coverage I'm looking for, it actually makes my cheeks really red, almost like a reaction to it! Also, the colour is NOTHING like the little strip on the front, its MUCH darker and I also don't think there are any lighter shades, so that's a bit of a pain.
Natural Collection Loose Powder
I actually do like this powder for some things, it sets my makeup well and doesn't dry my skin, however it majorly breaks me out around my mouth and chin and there are weird little white chunky bits in it (not so good), I think this is mainly because the wholes on the sifter bit are pretty big. To be honest, I'd rather spend the extra £2 and get the Rimmel Stay Matte.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Powder Foundation in Classic Beige
I bought this off of Amazon to replace my more expensive Body Shop Mineral Foundation, however when it came, it was not a foundation at all! I understand that some foundation have a tiny amount of glow in them, but this has quite a shimmer and the colour is not classic beige, its very dark! I do like it as a bronzer, but I bought it for foundation! Also, the first time the opened it, I found out that the lid which lets out all the loose powder and isn't meant to be opened opens easier that the one which gets the spongey applicator out, resulting in me flying half of the product all over my room and the rest of my makeup! The sponge thing which is meant to apply it luckily filters out the glitter, but it is very hard to apply to your face with that applicator, but it is okay if put onto a brush.
Olay Essentials Conditioning Milk
Upon buying this, I did actually think that it was a moisturiser, but when I got home I realised it was actually a cleanser which you rub onto your face when its dry and use a damp cloth to remove it! Its quite watery compared with others of these that I've tried and I find that makes it feel as though my face isn't really all that clean, not so good.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara
The brush to this mascara, despite being VERY fat, meaning it can't get right to the bottom of my lashes and can't do the bottom ones, isn't TOO bad. It's just the formula of the actual mascara is SO watery, its doesn't last very long and goes all over my eyelids and under my eyes, I'm not really a fan of this one.
What products do you regret buying?
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Friday, 6 September 2013

Review: Pure BB Cream All in one Blemish Balm


Today I am going to be reviewing this Pure BB cream, I got it for £1.99 from Home Bargains.


I bought this for its promise to conceal things as well as smooth the face and that it could even be a base for makeup.
I got the colour 'Light' but, I'm not really sure what it is with BB creams, they always seem to be quite dark for me, but it is perfect at the moment as I have a tan but I don know what it will be like in the winter. It doesn't seem as dark for me as my Garnier one, which is also fine as the moment. It really does smooth my face, and I am planning on trying it as a base for my makeup. I have been mixing it with my normal foundation as its too light, and I really do feel as though it made my foundation stay on longer which I am very happy with.
It's not as thick as the Garnier one, and I feel as though it feel like more of a very light foundation, and it blends very well. When it is on, it looks lovely and natural because it blends in just like a moisturiser really and such a little bit goes such a long way.
Overall, I really like this product and I would definitely recommend it!
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Have you tried any good BB/CC creams?
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Review: Clinique Clarifying Lotion

Today I am going to be doing a review of Clinique's Clarifying Lotion.
This is a sample sized bottle however full sized bottles cost £16.50 and are available here
What Clinique says : "  De-flakes, sweeps away buildups of oil, nudges fresher skin to the surface. Helps dry skins maximise moisture, oily skins avert breakout "
I don't use his to remove my makeup, I actually use this afterwards and I find that it feels as though it removes anything that the cleanser didn't and it also removes the cleanser itself which I really love because I don't really like going to bed with cleanser or any products on my face.
One thing I really don't like about this product is the smell. It literally smells so strong and chemically and I really don't like it, because of this, I always splash my face with clean water after using it.
I do really like this product though - despite the smell - because I like the feeling of my face being totally oil free before I go to bed and I do really believe that it is preventing breakouts as hey don't have a chance to develop overnight.
I haven't actually tried the whole 3-step-skincare routine from Clinique, partly because I don't moisturise my face every night and I also already have a means of removing y makeup which I like, however this is the 2nd step if people were completing the 3 steps.
I really like using this product and I have never found an alternative which feels as though it removes all of he cleanser and oil from my skin.
Do you know of anything similar?
Post suggestions?
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