Empties #17

Hello my lovelies,

Another empties post, although I haven’t done one of these for a while I know another one will be coming very soon. I can go a week or so without using anything up and then all of a sudden I finish everything at once. As I have quite a few products in my basket I thought I’d ensure there is a mix of products in each post just so there is something for everyone.

Benefit – Precisely my Brow Pencil in Shade 4 see here

So if you have read my blog for a while you will know that I LOVE this brow pencil, I am obsessed. I mentioned it in my Top 3 Eyebrow Products and it is still there grabbing the top spot. Up until recently though I used this mainly to finish off my brows and ensure that the shape was right, now I use it for my whole brow with the use of no other products and I have fallen in love with it even more – I didn’t know this was even possible. It creates such a natural brow and I love the finish. I did mention in my recent Sephora Haul that I will be comparing the ABH Brow Whiz as I now have both so watch out for that!

Obviously I have already purchased this and to be honest I have gone through so many I don’t see myself stopping buying anything else anytime soon. Benefit’s brow range really is great, if you are unsure on what to go for, head to your local Benefit and they are more than happy to test the products out on you and find the right one for you.

Too Faced – Better than Sex Mascara see here

So, a lot of people love this and I mean really praise that it is an amazing mascara. It took me a long time to finally accept that I needed to try it out and I was lucky enough to receive two at once for my birthday last year. Now, don’t get me wrong it’s a good mascara but was I wowed by it? No. It gives volume and my lashes look nice but I find this very flaky and it is rather annoying. I think there are better mascaras out there that are around the same price point or actually lower. If you still want to try it, I would suggest buying a mini version to make sure you like it.

I still have another one of these to get through but it’s just not something I reach for very often. I just have better mascaras in my collection which I much prefer. I’m sorry to all you fans out there of this mascara but it just isn’t my favourite. I don’t think after I have got through my next tube I will be repurchasing.

Gariner – Fresh Radiance Boosting Scrub see here

At first, I didn’t think was my cup of tea. I like a scrub that is fairly thick, I just feel like it works with my skin better and also my skin can take it. However, I persevered because the scent is amazing. It is this beautiful orange citrus scent that really does make me want to use this. I’m so glad I carried on because I really enjoyed this and I think my skin did too. Although the scrub in finer it still works wonders on the skin and I feel like my skin looks a whole load brighter after using this.

By the end I was gutted that it was all gone as I would happily continue using it. I have a lot of exfoliators/scrubs in my collection so I will use some of those up first but I will keep an eye out for it when I’m shopping for a new exfoliator.

Rimmel – Lasting Finish Foundation in 200 Soft Beige see here

I think, currently this is one of my favourite drug store foundations. I was so annoyed as I went to use this and realised it has pretty much run out. I very quickly repurchased this as I just find if my skin is not playing ball I can pop this foundation on and I feel a lot more presentable to the world. This is different to a lot of my foundations with it not being matte. I am more oily than anything else but I don’t have any problems with this at all. The longevity of this is incredible and although I have tested the whole 25 hour claim I would say a solid 14 hours and it’s still battling on.

It has been a massive saviour in the summer with SPF 20 in it, it’s just one less layer of cream on my face and it has saved me I’m sure when it comes to not burning my face. I don’t see this foundation being talked about an awful lot in the blogging community but for me I flipping love it. Whether you have dry, normal or combination skin I think you can happily makes this work.

Lush – Snow Fairy Shower Gel see here

You may be thinking, hun this has only just been released again. Yes I know, but I stock up around Christmas time so I can use this all year round. I love it too much to just appreciate it for only a couple months of the year. It is a little pricey for a shower gel but it is so worth it. If you are into your sweeter scents then this right up your street. If you have never tired it though, seriously where have you been!? I won’t delve into my love for this too much because I could write pages and pages, yes I am addicted.

I believe I still have another bottle in my stocks to use but I am sure I will be stocking up now I know it has been released again and of course it will be going on my Christmas list so if you want to get me something this right here makes my life complete!

Herbal Essences – Hello Hydration Conditioner see here

I am a big lover of Herbal Essences. I have tired a lot of their different ranges and there aren’t many I don’t like. This I would say is my favourite as dry ends is something I really struggle with. It helps that it’s cheap and cheerful but it really is good for the price point. I notice the difference when I change to a different brand, my hair just doesn’t seem the same. I recently had a hair cut – I hadn’t had once for over a year, I know it’s bad. But with the hair cut and using this my hair is in great condition!

I have a few conditioners to use in my collection before I go out and buy something new but I always go back to this especially when it’s on offer which it quite often is, I just can’t refuse.

MAC – Velvet Teddy Lipstick see here

Sorry, how in the world did did these lipsticks creep up to £17.50!? If you are going to buy a lipstick MAC is the place to go however, wow they are getting expensive. This is a proud moment for me because this is the first lipstick I have EVER finished. I knew it was going to be this because the shade is just great. This is the shade that set off my love affair with brown toned lips, I barely wear anything other than brown now. This is a great lipstick and if you are still on the fence about it I would totally put it on your wish-list. Especially with a lip liner underneath it’s just a beautiful shade.

This the one product I will be keeping hold of for my back-to-MAC I just need one more product to then be able to pick up a free eye shadow or lipstick. If I am honest I think I will just get this little baby because I really miss it in my collection but I’m not convinced I want to pay £17.50 for it!

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Micro Blur Fix see here

Again if you have read any primer related posts from me you will know that this is currently my favourite primer, and to be honest I don’t see that changing any time soon. If you prefer a more silicone based primer then this is worth giving a go. I find that for my oily skin this works wonders and I am never left disappointed by it. You only need a little bit on your face and I really notice the difference when I don’t wear this. I have actually written a full review on this here so if you want to know more than this may help.

Of course I have already repurchased this and I will continue to for the foreseeable future. TK MAXX is a good place to pick up nip + fab a little cheaper than the drug store. Having said that drug stores always have offers on with nip + fab or 3 for 2 so it’s definitely worth looking into.

Primark – PS Oval Cotton Pads

Of course these are in here, they make an appearance near enough every empties post. These cotton pads really are the only ones I will use and I don’t see this changing anytime soon. Every time I pop into Primark I am always stocking up on these babies I mean for 90p you really can’t go wrong. They are a lot more durable than a lot of other cotton pads on the market. Seriously try them out for yourselves you won’t be disappointed!

Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Cherry see here

Last but by no means least, another regular empties product the holy grail hair product my dry shampoo. I honestly don’t know how I coped before using dry shampoo and in particular Batiste. It’s just incredible and to be honest I don’t need to try another dry shampoo because I know that this does the job. I can’t  just have one of these in my draws I always have to have another one as a back up in case I run out. What’s your favourite scent as I feel I just use the same two!

Congratulations if you made it to the end of the post! I didn’t realise how long this will be, but you all earn yourself a gold star. Let me know if you have tired any of these products and what your thoughts are on them. I’d love to know!

-A x

Empties #16

Hello my lovelies,

Another month another Empties post. To be honest this time round I am pretty shocked at how hair care heavy it is considering I use very few products on my hair. Yes I am a little lazy when it comes to my hair, I pretty much wash it and then brush it and hope for the best. A lot of these are products I have never used before so I am sure it will be interesting to let you know my thoughts and whether I would pick them up again.

NYX – Matte Finish Setting Spray see here

I go through phases of using setting sprays and at the moment I am going through the phase of using them. Do I think they change my make up game? Nope. But in this humid weather it’s actually really nice to spritz this and just aid my powder in doing its job. I always go for a matte setting spray not that I buy them an awful lot. To be honest I find it hard to tell the difference in the actual product from others apart from how it is absorbs on my skin. I wouldn’t know whether to recommend this or not because I’m not convinced setting sprays in general do that much anyway. But I used it up and it’s another product gone in my collection. Probably won’t repurchase just because I have other setting sprays I am yet to try to see if they wow me or not.

Primark – Oval Cosmetic Pads

A cult classic when it comes to my empties post. I will not use another cotton pad other than these I just simply refuse. Not are they stupidly affordable at 90p for 100 pads they are the best I have ever used. I’ll happily argue this point ’till my heart is content. Annoyingly I can’t link this as Primark have still not jumped onto the online retail world however if you have never tried them then you must, honestly go to your local Primark store and pick them up you will not be disappointed.

Sephora – Supreme Cleansing Oil see here

I have fallen in love with this. This brought me into the world of cleansing oil goodness. I just love it, I am gutted that I have used it up but no fear I have another one waiting to be used. I was always worried that using an oil with oily skin that it would be a disaster but I was proven wrong. In fact I feel as though it is able to balance out my skin and I never feel oily after using this. It removes every little bit of my makeup and leaves my skin feeling amazing. If you are thinking of trying an oil cleanser then I highly recommend this one. I am next going to Sephora in September and I will be stocking up on this little baby!

Loreal – Pure Clay Detox Mask see here

I haven’t finished a pot of face mask in the longest time so I had no shame in high five-ing myself when I finished this baby. To be honest it was no surprise for me that it was this baby because I absolutely love it. In fact I love the whole range but this is by far my favourite. I really notice differences in my skin when I use this. I really do need to buy another pot of this so I am not without for to long. I have written a review on this see here  so rather than writing the same things twice go check it out.

John Freida – Frizz Ease Leave in Conditioner see here

So my hair is fine, and I have a lot of it so it’s prone to just knotting up. Conditioner alone does not fight through the tangles so I swear by de-tanglers and leave in conditioners. I have really fallen in love with this product. This is the first bottle I have used up of it and I am already missing it. I just love how my hair feels after brushing and it just makes the whole process of brushing wet hair painless and easy. Again, I have written a review on this so I will leave it here of a bit more detail. My only issue is the John Freida is a little pricey so I am waiting for this to go on offer before I pick this up again.

Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Cherry see here

Another favourite product that I absolutely adore. I go through so many of these bottles and I have no intention of swapping up my dry shampoo any time soon. It works and has saved me and my hair more times than I would like to admit. It does the job and so affordable. Sometimes it’s good to stick to what you know especially when you love it, you just know where you stand no need for disappointment then. I would say even though I use the same scents I like them all, I’m not picky I just like the look of the bottle.

Benefit – They’re Real Mascara see here

I have had this in my collection than longer than I would like to admit and to be honest I knew it was time to give this up and throw it away. For me it was more for sentimental reasons as it was one of the first ever high-end purchases I ever made because everyone and their dog loved this mascara. Did I? No, and to be honest I really have never understood the hype about it. I don’t like the brush the look of my lashes were nothing special and to be honest the worst part is that it is a bugger to remove. There are a lot better mascaras on the market and are cheaper than this. I much prefer Benefit’s Roller Lash, sorry this one just isn’t my cup of tea and I am glad this is finally gone!

Natural World – Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner see here

Another lot of products I am glad to see the back of. I love the brand and how they are a natural product but did it do much for my hair? Nope. I mean for me, there was no added volume or shine in my hair after using them. In fact the only thing I noticed about these were how static my hair was. I mean it was getting a little silly by how much. I have written a full review of them here but unfortunately there were just not my cup of tea.

Maybelline – Lash Sensational Mascara see here

Another mascara! This one as you can tell have been very well loved. I have gone through quite a lot of these in my time and for a long time I did believe that this was the best drug store mascara out there. However, my mind has changed slightly as I have found some amazing L’Oreal mascaras in recent months. It’s such a reliable mascara and you know exactly what you stand. It gives both volume and length and to be honest does make your lashes look sensational. I will repurchase this little baby but I have a lot of mascaras in my collection at the moment so when I use a few more up I’m sure this will be on my repurchase list.

That’s all folks! Gold star to you if you managed to get to the end of this, it was a bit of a long one! Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts are on them.

-A x

Empties #14

Hello my lovelies,

It has actually taken me a while to accumulate products for this post for once. Normally in less than a month the box is overflowing. Not this time, a good 6 weeks! To be honest I was just bored of looking at the box and I thought that it was time to say goodbye and write this post up. I have a mix of products that are quite frequent in these posts as well as some real gems that I am really sad to see go. I feel like I really need to cut these introductions down, I just like to babble I’m sorry!

Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Sweetie see here

My favourite ever hair care product which I would be completely lost without. I go through these fairly quickly because I use it near enough every day. Hair not feeling fresh? Dry Shampoo. Need a little volume? Dry Shampoo. Want your hair to smell nice? Dry Shampoo. It just has so many uses and I can’t be without it. I have stuck to this scent for quite a long time now and I just can’t be bothered to try and find a new scent that I like – sometimes it’s good to stick to what you know. The best dry shampoo EVER.

Maybelline – Lash Sensational Mascara see here

Now, this was a very much loved mascara a few years ago in the beauty world. Although it’s still around and still loved, for me I just think there are better ones out there now. I mean it’s a great affordable mascara don’t get me wrong and is great for volume. But, since I have tried other mascaras in recent times I just don’t reach for this anymore. I love it so much so a year or two ago that it made it into my Top 3 Mascaras (which actually I should probably update!) Although I enjoyed this, I just don’t reach for it anymore so I don’t think I will be going out in a hurry to repurchase this. But, if you haven’t tried this I would recommend these is a reason why this was so loved.

Estee Lauder – Take it Away Make Up Remover Lotion see here

So, this has seriously impressed me. I received this with a gift with purchase and thought I would give it a go with really no major high hopes. Wow, this stuff is good. It removed my makeup effortlessly. Seriously, it’s my favoruite thing to use to remove make up. It easily removes all my make up including eye makeup with no real effort. My skin feels amazing after use and very rarely do I second cleanse after using this product because I feel this has done the job. Halfway through using this I already went to go and buy the full size bottle of this, it is a little pricey but in my opinion well worth the investment.

Garnier – Micellar Cleansing Water see here

Do I really need to say much about this product. If you have read any of my previous blog posts then you know I absolutely LOVE this product. If I had to keep one skincare item it would be this one, no second thought. I have never had the ‘on the go’ size as they call it before but it’s so handy! I used to spend ages decanting an amount from my bigger bottle into smaller ones for travelling but have no fear Garnier have brought the travel size out. If you still haven’t tried this, then please do – well worth the couple of £’s it is.

Miss Sporty – Mascara, Just Clear see here

Ok, so it doesn’t look like a clear mascara but I promise it was once upon a time. I don’t use this for my eyelashes, I actually use this to set my brows. I don’t need no fancy brow gel. All I want is for them to stay in place and this is exactly what this baby does for me. Who needs to spend a lot of money on a setting brow gel when you can pop to Superdrug and pick one of these babies up for £2.99. I know, I’m right. It’s all I will ever use because it does the job and I have never had any issues. I know I’m a genius!

L’Oreal – Hydra Genius see here

I am actually gutted that this has run out. For mouisturiser, this has been a complete game changer and I’m just so impressed. I used this every morning and instantly I felt refreshed and my skin felt so soft and I’m then ready for the day. The difference my skin looks when I don’t apply this is crazy. I have actually done a full review on this here so go check it out if you haven’t read it already. I seriously need to repurchase this ASAP, I don’t think I can be without it for too long!

Boots – Essentials Cleansing Wipes for Normal Skin see here

If you know me, then you know I’m not the biggest fan of wipes. I’m a cleanser/micellar water girl through and through. I do always have a few packs of these lying around though and they is mainly for makeup errors or if I drop powder everywhere (which happens all the time!) I never really do go for expensive wipes because very rarely do they go on my face. I can’t say a lot about them, I mean they are ok for the price but I didn’t feel they had much moisture, they were quite dry but maybe because I don’t use them often they just dry up. Will I buy them again? Probably but only through ease when in a shop.

Soap & Glory – The ULTIMELT Hot Cloth Cleanser see here

Another cleanser, I know I have been busy getting to the end of some of them so I have new ones to try. I really enjoyed this product and I think this is my second or third one. For the price, it’s pretty impressive. From the drugstore it’s one of my favourites. Soap and Glory on the whole are really quite brill when it comes to skincare. I don’t think many people realise but over there body care and makeup I would choose these skincare range all day long. I have actually written a full review of this little baby here To be honest I really need to pop to Boots and pick this up again.

Garnier – Daily Exfoliating Scrub, Spots & Blackheads see here

Ok, so this is only my opinion but, this is the BEST face exfoliator I have ever used. I know, it’s a big statement but hands down no competition. It really works into the skin and removes all the unwanted dirt and I have noticed such a difference in my pores. This year I have had such a rough time with my skin due to being so unwell & this little baby just makes everything better. I use this around 3 times a week and for me that’s more than enough. I’m gutted I have run out of this, I seriously need to drugstore shop so I can pick this up again!

Primark – Oval Cosmetic Pads

Is it an Empties post if I don’t show you these babies. Seriously, if you haven’t tried these cotton pads then babe, you really need to. Life changing and in all honestly I refuse to use anything but these cotton pads. The rest are just such poor quality in comparison to these and blooming expensive. Why pay £4 for some cotton pads when you can pop to Primark and pick these up for 90p – yeah I know, no brainer right!?

That’s all folks, congratulations if you made it to the end! If you want to see my last Empties post then please click here

Let me know if you have used any of these products before and what your thought are on them.

-A x

Superdrug Haul

Hello my lovelies,

Yes I have a shopping addiction and I know no shame. I just can’t help it, in my defense a lot of the products in this haul are repurchases and then for good measure I brought some new bits to try out. I just get sucked in Superdrug always have offers on and I am not strong enough to say no – I’m sure I’m not the only one that gets sucked in!

Garnier Micellar Water 700ml see here

This is the ONLY micellar I will use, in my opinion it’s the best one out there. I have gone through countless bottles, more than I care to disclose. I recommend this to everyone because it does just the job. It removes make up so well and instantly refreshes my face in the morning. I could go on and on about this but I feel this would be a little much. If you haven’t try it – you need to it’s life changing stuff.

Miss Sporty – Clear Mascara see here

So you are probably thinking, babe what’s with the clear mascara. Well let me tell you, I use this to set my brows. I don’t bother with fancy eyebrow gels when this does the job. It instantly sets my brows and keeps them in place. For £3 I’m happy with it and I have repurchased this quite a few times now. It might be worth a go if your just starting out with taming your brows or after a new brow gel – you can thank me after.

Maybelline – Age Rewind Concealer in Light see here

I have wanted to buy this for the longest time and for whatever reason I never picked it up. I FINALLY picked this up as I know it is very well received in the beauty community. I wanted to pick up the brightening shade but it was all sold out so I stuck to light. I can’t wait to try this out and I’ll be sure to let you guys know what my thoughts are. My only concern is the applicator, not sure how I will get with this but we shall see!

Maybelline – Superstay Matte Ink in Visionary see here

I’m a sucker for a liquid lipstick. I hadn’t seen these before so I thought it would be rude not to pick one up and give them a go. I tried to pick a shade that is different to what I have in my collection but it’s pretty hard when you have so many. I had swatches all up my arm and I decided on this one which is a muted purple. I love a purple lip so I am hoping I will enjoy this, of course I will report back what I think.

MUA Pro Eyeshadow Palette in Fire Vixen see here

I have heard a lot about MUA and their recent launches and I haven’t brought anything from them for the longest time. I decided on this eyeshadow palette because I am still trying to come out of my comfort zone when it comes to colour. I always seem to stick to the same tones and although I never thought I would wear pink I’m hoping this will broaden my horizons and for £5 you can’t go wrong. I have owned palettes from MUA before and the quality has always been so impressive so I am hoping this won’t disappoint.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Sweetie see here

Who doesn’t love Batiste dry shampoo? Seriously in my opinion it’s the only dry shampoo worth buying. It is affordable, its a great product and I love how many different scents there are so there is something for everyone. This is such a savior product for me and always helps me out when I am having a bad hair day.

PS Primark Oval Cotton Pads 

Ok so this isn’t from Superdrug but I thought I would just pop it in here. These cotton pads are the best out there in my opinion, they are 90p and they are such good quality. They never fall apart and are the perfect shape. I would never use another brand and whenever I am in Primark I make sure I always stock up on them. This is the sort of product that I panic when I am down to my last pack and then buy about 5. I’m sure I’m not the only panic buyer!

That’s all folks, I hope you enjoyed reading. Let me know if you have brought any of these products and what your thoughts are on them.

-A x

Empties #13

Hello my lovelies,

Another empties post, I find these my most favourite posts to write and actually they are my favoruite blog posts to read. One because I’m really nosy and two I feel that you get a greater understanding of how the products performed and whether a person would buy it again. I need to keep on top of these as I don’t know if 10 products per post is a little much because I do go on a little. If you want to read my previous empties post see here

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Herbal Essences – Hello Hydration Shampoo see here

Yes I know I haven’t finished the conditioner but there is still a lot left I thought well lets just get it over an done with. I really enjoy Herbal Essences as a brand their hair care is probably one of my favourites because it’s affordable and they do a good job of cleaning my hair. With the winter months I chose this one as I thought I needed to give my hair some TLC and it did just the trick. The products definitely work better as a pair, I mean they work well individually just not as well. I would definitely repurchase this again especially with the scents of all their ranges. However, currently I am trying to inject some volume into my hair through my shampoo but I’m sure I will pick this up again soon.

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Lush – Snow Fairy Shower Gel

Now I’m sorry because I can’t link this because it is seasonal for Christmas.. but I have so many bottles of this stuff to use over the course of the year and this was one of them. This is my all time favourite shower gel I have ever used. The smell is incredible, extremely sweet so it does depend on your tastes but I love it. The smell actually lingers on your body for hours too which I love. Who doesn’t want to smell of candy cane!? It’s also pink and has glitter in it – what more could you ask for. Every year I make sure I pick up multiple bottles, if you haven’t smelt this make a mental note to pop into a Lush store around Christmas time to smell this. I promise you, you won’t regret it.

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Rimmel – Fix & Protect Make Up Primer see here

I have made it my mission recently to start using up primers, I have so many and this one I have just used to finally get rid of it as it’s been in my collection for quite some time. I don’t believe this is the first bottle of this I would say second. I used to really love this but I think as I have delved into the primer world more and more there are better quality products on the market now.

I mean for a drugstore primer it’s OK and I mainly use this as my SPF as not all my foundations contain SPF so this is a little savior. Do I think this keeps my make up on for longer or improves the look of my skin, not really. Although I have loved this, I think I have grown out of it so I don’t think I will be repurchasing this again, you have been good to me Fix & Protect now it’s time to move on.

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Benefit – Precisely my Brow Pencil in Shade 4 see here

For me this is a holy grail eyebrow product. I absolutely adore it and I panic every time this is running low and I have to go and buy another. I have been through quite a few of these babies in recent years, it’s just perfect. I don’t do my whole brow with it, mainly to define and add a little more colour and shape to the sparse areas of my brows. I just can’t live without it, I have tried and failed.

I have been running low of this for a little while and every website I went on was sold out of this in my shade, I had no idea how popular it was but I completely know why. In my eyes Benefit really shine when it comes to brow products, I have never been disappointed. I love this so much it made it to my Top 3| Eyebrow Products Seriously if you haven’t tried this brow range, it’s a must!

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Garnier – Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water see here

Another holy grail product. I don’t actually think I could live my life without this product. It is the only micellar water I will ever use, I have been through countless bottles of this stuff and I know I will buy it until the end of time. My skin loves it and it works so well, I use it morning and night without fail. There is so much for this love in the beauty world and there is a damn good reason why, because its AMAZING. I’m sure I could write an essay about this but I won’t because it would bore everyone to tears. Honestly if you haven’t tried this before, please go down to your nearest store and pick it up!

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Benefit – Porefessional see here

Another primer, I told you I was trying to use some of mine up. This is a difficult one for me, this was one of the first ever primers I used and I love it. It reduces the look of pores and creates a soft even base to apply the rest of your make up but I have found a lot better alternatives at a fraction of the price. Seriously, in my opinion it isn’t worth the money.

I’m not saying its a bad product but I would save your pennies. This used to be such a popular product in the beauty world because primers were not so available from other brands but now they are, it’s just not very competitive now there is no wow factor. I mean if someone brought this for me I wouldn’t be disappointed I just personally wouldn’t spend my money on it.

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L’Oreal – Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation see here

This is one of my favourite foundations ever, it’s definitely my favourite from the drugstore. It’s a matte foundation which is a winner when it comes to my oily skin and just blends wonderfully. It’s such a buildable foundation and it’s so easy to apply. If I am ever unsure on what to apply I usually go for this one. It’s such a great all rounder. I actually like that it is in a squeezy tube because you can actually use all the product up. I have mentioned this in my Top 3: Drugstore Foundations which goes into further detail about this product. I have already repurchased this and using it near enough daily.

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Sephora – Green Tea Face Mask see here

I have been really bad recently at not using face masks I just always forget, but I remembered I had this in my collection and I was having a bad time with my skin and I knew this would make it a lot better. This has to be my favourite sheet mask as I actually notice a difference when using this and it really helps my skin out. It aims to mattify and combat blemishes which I would totally agree with. It’s so annoying because I can’t get hold of this in the UK, it’s definitely on my list to buy a fair few of these when I go to New York later on in the year!

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Primark – Oval Cosmetic Pads

Do I even need to explain any more how much I love these!? They are in near enough every single Empties post I write. They are the only cotton pads I will use and I will continue to use until they stop producing them. For 90p they are amazing and the best quality cotton pads I have used. Go to Primark and get yourself a pack, try them out and try and come back to tell me that they are rubbish because I know you won’t you’ll fall in love just like I have.

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Kiehl’s – Ultra Facial Cream (Sample) see here

I have had this sample for quite some time and I have always wanted to try this because so many people love this product. I thought I was going to fall in love, but I just thought it was actually quite standard. For me there is nothing to write home about, its a moisturiser it’s nice but I have better ones in my collection that I enjoy a whole lot more. This is what I love about samples because you can try them out before you invest money especially when skincare is not cheap. I don’t think I will be buying this myself anytime soon.. I’m sorry Kiehl’s I really wanted to fall in love but I didn’t.

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We have made it to the end, gold star to you if you managed to get to the end it’s a fairly lengthy read! Let me know if you have used any of these products before and what your thoughts are.

-A x

Top 10 Skincare Products of 2017

Hello my lovelies,

As promised I wanted to share with you my favourite skincare products of 2017. Some of these products will come as no surprise if you have been reading my blog for a while but I thought well I’m sure I can spread more love about these products because if you don’t own them I think you darn well should! As this is probably going to lengthy post I’ll quit jabbering away & get on with it!

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Clinque – Moisture Surge see here

So yes a typical skincare item for a blogger but there is a reason why everyone has it because it’s amazing! I always worry with moisturises that due to my oily skin too much oil will be produced from the product and thus making my skin worse. This one, is the perfect amount of hydration and leaves my skin feeling amazing. I have read reviews from people who have dry skin and love this just as much. I’m so happy that I received a new pot of this for christmas – just amazing.

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Clinique – Clarifying Lotion see here

Another Clinique product, I know but I have really enjoyed using their products this year. I use this as a toner before I moisturise which I believe is what you are meant to do but it is not classed as a toner. Who follows instructions anyway!? I’m not a massive toner person – I am really trying recently to use it and this baby has really helped. This just glides over my skin and doesn’t irritate me at all. My skin always feels divine after using this!

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Sephora – Supreme Cleansing Oil see here 

Yes, I couldn’t do a skincare post without showing this little baby. This has changed my whole cleansing world. I was happy with the whole hot cloth products but when I was in Paris and I was in Sephora and I saw this and I was like yea why not lets give it a go. I’m so glad I did because oh my it’s changed my life! I was so worried with my oil prone skin that this wouldn’t work but boy was I wrong. Currently this is my go to cleanser I’m just so annoyed that I can’t get hold of it in the UK – if you can get to a Sephora try this baby out!

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L’Oreal – Pure Clay Detox Wash see here

Now for me, L’Oreal have really upped their skincare game this year and this baby is included in this. I love a good face wash and anything that claims to detox my skin and remove impurities and remove excess oil. This really does do the trick, this is the strangest consistency it does take some getting used to but once you do it’s amazing. It’s like applying a face mask because it’s fairly thick but it really does wash my skin. I really feel it gets into the skin and remove all the rubbish. This has been a massive savior to my skin this year.

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Simple – Refreshing Facial Wash Gel see here

Another face wash, I said I love them! This has been a firm favourite for absolute years and I much prefer the gel like formulas for a face wash and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a basic product but I just love it and I always ensure I have at least one of these as a back up. I use it near enough every single day. I know people say you should invest money into skincare but sometimes you don’t have to when the drugstore offers so many amazing products.

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Simple – Soothing Facial Scrub see here

I love a good facial scrub and yes this is another Simple product! This is my go to exfoliator of choice, I mean I do use others but I always go back to this little baby. It does the job and isn’t too harsh so this should be great for those people who worry about exfoliators. My skin always feels sooo much better when I use this – I use this around 3 times a week with no problems. Simple skincare is so underrated, if you haven’t tried anything from them I urge you to check them out.

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Garnier – Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water see here

This is the ONLY micellar water I will use. I don’t care what people say this is the best micellar water on the market and is amazing value for money. I use this religiously multiple times a day and will always be a part of my skincare routine. I could write for days about how much I love this product but I won’t. If you have never tried a micellar water or the Garnier one then do it – honestly you won’t regret it. That’s all I’m going to say..

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Primark – Oval Cosmetic Pads 

These are the ONLY cotton pads I use. Nothing compares to these. You seriously cannot go wrong for 90p and honestly they are the best quality pads I have ever tried. I have gone through so many different cotton pads and just nothing compares. These literally appear in near enough every empties post – I go through so many. If Primark ever discontinue these then I will cry for days and start a petition!

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Loreal – Pure Clay Detox Face Mask see here

This mask is AMAZING. Whenever my skin is feeling meh and not looking great this is the first mask I run to to help me out. My skin always looks so clean and soft after using this and it does last a good couple of days after. If I pair this with the face wash as well then I know my skin will be looking fabulous. Their whole pure clay range is pretty impressive. I have quite a few products from the range but by far the detox line in my favourite.

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Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish see here

Obviously I couldn’t write a favourite skincare post without Liz Earle. The brand as a whole is amazing and everything that I have tried I love but this by far is my favoruite product. For me this signifies more than just a cleanser. I have been a make up lover for the longest time but skincare always took a back seat. However this was raved about to high heaven and I finally took the plunge to spend the money on skincare. My oh my I’m still in love 3 years down. I always come back to this cleanser whenever I need some TLC. Whenever anybody asks for a recommendation on a cleanser this is what I suggest. So, if you haven’t tried it firstly how the hell have you not!? Secondly go buy it you won’t regret it!

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Congratulations if you made it to the end of this post – very proud! Let me know what your stand out skincare products have been this year. I’m always on the hunt to try new things!

-A x

Empties #11

Hello my lovelies,

I’m back again with another Empties post, I think these are my favourite posts to write and read. Unfortunately they are always the longest posts because I can never shut up. I clearly have a lot to say. I honestly didn’t think I would be doing these as often as I do I try and leave it as long as possible but I have 10 empty products I mean seriously how do I go through it all!?

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Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Blush see here

In my opinion Batiste is the best brand for dry shampoo. I can’t live without it and I always have a bottle handy. Personally I don’t have a fragrance I go to, normally it’s whatever takes my fancy in the design when I’m choosing. The big bottles lasts so long and are such good value for money. I will forever be buying this goodness.

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Soap & Glory – Peaches & Clean Deep Cleansing Milk see here

This is another firm favourite of mine, it is a complete savior. When I need a reliable cleanser this is one of the ones I normally go for. I have actually written a full review about this product here if you want a little more information on the cleanser. The only annoying this is that I majorly struggle to get the last bit out of the bottle. Seriously there is still a decent amount of product in there and I can’t seem to get to it. Lucky me I have another bottle of this ready and waiting to open!

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TRESemme – Luxurious Moisture Shampoo see here

Annoyingly I can only find a link for the duo and not the shampoo separately. I did finish the conditioner a little while ago which I mentioned in a previous empties post here I was so happy when I finally finished this. The shampoo really went on for the longest time. I don’t think it worked well with my hair in the end because it became resistant to the effects. I think in future I will be sticking to getting smaller of bottles of shampoo. I like to mix it up a little.

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The Body Shop – Detangling Spray for Coloured Hair see here

Annoyingly for whatever reason this is a very hard product to get hold of. I have very knotty hair even when I condition my hair I still need a helping hand and this is a little god send. It does exactly what it says on the bottle and gives that little extra moisture that I’m not complaining about.

Sadly, I don’t have another one waiting in the wings to use because it’s so hard to get hold of. I am currently using another one. If anyone can let me know of any good detangling sprays that would be fab – I find these so hard to get hold of. Why don’t brands understand that people get knotty hair and need help!

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Revolution – Strobe Luxe Palette see here

Ok so this isn’t an empty BUT I have smashed it to pieces, accidentally may I add, on the floor. I can’t really use it far too messy and they didn’t wow me so I think rather than creating more mess it’s time to say goodbye. It’s a cute little palette and I’m in love with the packaging but I never reached for it much and the last time I did I dropped it. We just weren’t destined to be. I’m not sure if I would repurchase this as I have so many highlighters and I don’t think I will miss this much..

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Original Source – Limited Edition Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea Shower Gel see here

I really enjoy the Original Source shower gels, they are perfect for travelling and so easy to pick up. They have so many scents now and they are always on offer. This one I really did enjoy, I love the smell of pomegranate, it’s so fresh and is the perfect shower gel especially first thing in the morning. If I see this on the shelves again I will be buying it again but with it being limited edition and I think it will be a little tricky.

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Soap & Glory – Kick Ass Pressed Powder in Totally Translucent see here

I LOVE this powder. I feel like for me powders are really hard to impress me. I mean they set your make up I always buy translucent so I never see it – it’s just a step of my makeup and normally just use the same one time and time again. However, this has really impressed me.

It’s great at oil control and does an amazing job at setting my make up. It’s one of the only powders I have repurchased in a long time because I knew I couldn’t be without it. The packaging I must say is a little flimsy my new one has already come unstuck from the backing so I can’t travel with it. £12 for a drugstore powder is a little pricey though..

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Garnier – Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash see here

I had such high hopes for this product and actually it was fairly disappointing. I am not saying it’s a bad product I guess I just expected more from it, especially as I love their original micellar water. For me that is a holy grail product, but this I used up because it was ok but I won’t be repurchasing I’m afraid. I have heard so many good reviews about this but it just didn’t work the way I wanted it to. I have written a full review on this here

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Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Primer in Sin see here

So I love Urban Decay Primer potion in original. I have quite a few samples of the other shades they have to offer and I have finally decided to get round to using them. For me I can’t apply eyeshadow without applying a primer to my lids. I just can’t do it. I thought I would love this as much as I love my original but sadly I didn’t.

The colour is extremely pink toned which really isn’t my cup of tea. It created a base that had colour in it which doesn’t compliment my skin tone. I mean it worked the same way but the colour really isn’t for me and resulted in me having to apply another base to even the tone out. Sorry but I will be sticking to the original primer potion!

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PS Love (Primark) – Oval Cosmetic Pads 

We all know that I’m obsessed with these. They are in nearly every single Empties post that I publish. These are the only cotton pads that I will use. They are perfect for removing make up and for 90p you really can’t go wrong. I have been stocking up and I think I have another two packets ready and waiting to go. Lets hope they aren’t discontinued anytime soon!

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Hats off to you if you made it to the end! It’s so satisfying after I have written these posts because I can finally throw all the products away! Let me know if you have used any of these products and what your thoughts are on them.

-A x

EMPTIES #10

Hello my lovelies!

Soo I think you will need a good cup of tea and a snack to read this, I have an awful lot of empties to get through! This is the time of the year when I use a lot of products up as I don’t want to buy anything new because it’s all going on my Christmas list! I feel like I am using a lot of products ready to make space for the new. I cannot believe I have now done 10 Empties posts. These posts are great to look back on to see exactly what I use and how often.

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Primark – Oval Cosmetic Pads

As we all know Primark still haven’t got round to the online shopping thing so I’m sorry I can’t link these but these are the BEST cotton pads I have ever used. I feel like it’s getting harder and harder to get hold of these little babies all my local Primark stores have few if any of these. Luckily my older sister is on hand when I’m running low and picks them up from her store. Seriously if you haven’t tried these – you need to. It’s a no brainer for 90p!

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Jo Malone – English Pear & Freesia Scented Candle see here

So these are my favorite EVER candles, you just can’t get better. English Pear and Freesia is one of my favoruite scents from Jo Malone. I have the cologne in this scent and whenever I am invited to a Jo Malone store for a massage I always incorporate this scent. It’s fruity, but not too overpowering in the sweet department. It’s very crisp and works perfectly in my bedroom to create a cosy atmosphere especially when I am having a little pamper time.

It burns beautifully and seems to go on for aaaaages. I am rubbish at describing scents to do pop into your local store and smell it, it’s just divine. I will be keeping the jar so I can put bits and bobs in – recycling! I won’t be rushing out to buy this as I do have another Jo Malone candle on the go, but if anyone wanted to buy me one then of course I would happily accept.

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Snow Fairy – Shower Gel see here

This is my FAVOURITE ever shower gel. I mean who doesn’t love this!? I hate that it is limited edition but thankfully I stock up around Christmas time and luckily I am gifted a few bottles so I can use it throughout the year. My oh my who doesn’t want pink glittery shower gel!? If you haven’t smelt this then head to your local Lush store! It is very sweet so if that isn’t for you then I’m sorry this probably isn’t for you. I love how the scent lingers on the skin and I can smell it hours after. The shower gel itself really is one of the best formulas I have ever tried. Basically, go out and buy it – but leave some for me because I still need to stock up!

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Catwalk by TIGI – Oatmeal and Honey Nourishing Conditioner see here

So both my sisters swear by this range and I thought it was about time I tried it. I actually stole the bottle of my younger sister, whooops! But I just had to tried it and see what all the fuss was about. First off, it smells AMAZING seriously if you love the smell of honey you’ll love this. This range is perfect for me because it focuses on dry and damaged hair which is literally me. I am always up for putting extra moisture in my hair.

It really is amazing, I have only tried the conditioner but I seriously noticed the difference so I think I need to repurchase the duo so I can really feel the benefits. It is more expensive than drug store brands but in my opinion the couple of pounds extra really is worth it. I will be picking this up quite quickly I think!

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Superdrug – Nourishing Nail Polish Remover see here

For me I don’t spend a lot on nail polish removers, all I want is for it to take off my nail polish so I can paint them with a different colour. I always go for a cheap and cheerful product and it depends on what shop I am in as to what I go for. It did the job and it lasted for a really long time. I probably will repurchase this again but currently I am using a Boots own nail polish remover – they all do the same job right?

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Sephora – Green Tea Face Mask see here

I picked this up on my first trip to Sephora and I was amazed by all the different face masks. As soon as I got home I wanted to try them all. This one appealed to me the most as it aims to mattify and control blemishes. With the oily skin that I have this sounded perfect. The whole sheet mask concept is still all new to me and now I wish I picked up more of this one because I really think it helped my skin. I definitely noticed a difference and for the few days after the mask I honestly thought the amount of oil produced on my skin decreased. It is one of the first times I genuinely notice a difference in my skin after a mask.

I need to get my hands on more of these. If anyone wants to pick me a few up on their trip then I would more than happily accept them! They are amazing if you have oily sin like me you need to go out and get your hands on some! Game Changer!

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Soap & Glory – The Greatest Scrub of All see here

For me, this isn’t the greatest face scrub of all. Very bold title but it really wasn’t anything life changing. I mean it’s a good scrub but it isn’t the best I have used. I don’t feel like the beads inside really did much as they were so small. For sensitive skin this would be great but for me I just felt like I needed them to be a bit bigger to do much. I mean it left my skin feeling smooth but apart from that it didn’t do much else. I would say I think this has helped to combat my spots that I have had recently. Would I buy this again? Maybe if Soap & Glory were doing 3 for 2 but I wouldn’t go to Boots to specifically buy this. Just a little disappointing.

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Sleek – Brow Kit in Light see here

I really enjoy this product, an awful lot. I do only use the wax side never the powder for me the powder is difficult to work with but that’s my personal preference. For a drug store brow product I would say this is really up there with some of the best. It’s pigmented, easy to use and the perfect colour for me. I have actually already brought another one of these because I enjoy it that much. If you don’t want to pay Benefit prices for their brow kit I would seriously consider this one!

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Collection – Primed & Ready see here

Another firm favoruite in my make up collection. I have loved this for a long time. It is the perfect primer to put on in a hurry and know that your base make up won’t end up all down your face. It’s really the perfect base and especially for the price is amazing. I would say that this is a silicone based primer and I know this isn’t for everyone but if you want to try it I don’t think you will be disappointed.

This is one of those products when you start to run low you buy another so you are never without it. It’s perfect for me because of my oily complexion as it is aimed at mattifying your complexion. If you suffer like me this may be a good one to try!

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Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Primer Potion see here

I cannot apply eyeshadow without applying a bit of this. I actually couldn’t imagine not applying a primer to my eyelids. It’s a vital part of my routine and this wins every time. I have tried a few in my time and none have been as good as this. It creates an even base for your eye shadow and enhances the colour. My eye shadow stays on a lot longer when using this – why wouldn’t you use one!?

Although this is a small tube it has lasted me AGES because you need the tiniest amount. I just can’t imagine my life without it. I already have another one going but I really don’t like the new packaging – I don’t need a doe foot applicator to apply primer my finger works perfectly thank you! Bring back the original packaging please!

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Clinique – Moisture Surge see here

This is a mini which I received as a gift with purchase. I had wanted to try this for the longest time so I was very happy when I got my hands on it. This really has done complete wonders to my skin. It is AMAZING. I love it so so much and I was absolutely gutted when it ran out. It has a gel consistency and it just sinks into your skin. My skin definitely felt the benefits of using this.

I used this in the morning daily and it instantly just sunk into my skin and even on no make up days my skin looked so much better. I am really wanting to get my hands on the full size version but I have so many moisturisers to use up I feel like this is going to have to wait. I just want to carry on using it, this product is never going to be forgotten!

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That’s all folks! Give yourself a gold star if you made it to the end I know it was quite a long post! Let me know if you have tried any of the products I have mentioned and what you thought of them.

-A x

 

September Favourites

Hello my lovelies

Another month is over and done with, I can’t actually quite get over we are officially now in autumn! My countdown to Christmas is well and truly on & I cannot wait. I have actually already been listening to Christmas songs, whoops! This September has been one of the best months of the year, I went to Paris with my boyfriend to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. I then went and brought myself a brand new car, yes brand new. It’s absolutely beautiful and I’m completely in love. Let’s hope October will be as good as September!

Onto the beauty though, enough about my life, I have rediscovered some very old but good products this month. Along with enjoying some of my recent purchases. Autumn/Winter is my favourite time for beauty, a dark lip really is my favourite and who doesn’t want more face masks in their life!?

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PS Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon in Wine 

For some reason I forgot to add this in the main picture, whoops! What is ever more annoying is that because it’s a Primark product I can’t link it for you. I brought this quite a while ago wanting to try their make up out because 1. it’s cheap and 2. there is always hype around Primark makeup. I thought the best thing to try out is a lip product and I fell in love with the colour. As the name of the colour suggests it is a red wine shade with purple undertones, my FAVOURITE. I thought I’d try it back out recently because I couldn’t remember if I liked it or not. My oh my, it’s amazing. Seriously it’s so easy to apply and extremely creamy.

It’s a matte finish but isn’t drying at all on the lips, it really is comfortable and it doesn’t budge. I just flipping love it I think I paid £1/£2 for this and it’s probably the best money I have spent ever. It’s flipping good and even rivals my NARS lip crayons which is quite a statement to make. I seriously need to get back to Primark and hope they still have this range and pick up more colours. So damn impressive. Hello number 1 autumn shade of 2017!

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MUA – Mosaic Blush in English Rose 

Sadly I think this has been discontinued which has really upset me. I have had this for blooming ages, I probably shouldn’t keep it but as I was sorting out my makeup recently I saw this and knew I needed to start wearing it again. It is the perfect neutral blush when you don’t want anything to overpowering. Although I wear blush I don’t always like it to be very noticeable and this is the perfect shade for creating that little flush of colour. I don’t know how I haven’t hit pan on this because I have used it so much over the years. Amazing product and I’m sure I would of paid no more than £3 for this, what a bargain!

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Collection – Contour Kit see here

I really love contouring, but I’m the sort of person that just sticks to the same product because it works for me. I picked up a few months ago this contour kit as I thought it was about time I mixed it up but I didn’t really use it. This month I thought it was time to give it a go and the contour shade I am in LOVE with. For the price it really is impressive. It is the perfect colour for my skin tone and creates the perfect contour. I don’t use the highlight it isn’t really for me but that doesn’t bother me because even the contour shade alone is such good value for money. If you are on the hunt for a new contour product, head over to Collection!

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Soap & Glory – Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder in Totally Translucent see here

Setting powders as a whole don’t really excite me, very few I have been wowed by. Luckily this one I have enjoyed for a while now and I thought I would share it with you. I always try to go for translucent powders as I usually don’t want any more colour to my face I just need it to control my oil! This is quite a thick powder which I really love and works well for oily/combination skin. You seriously don’t need to put a lot on your brush a little goes a long way! I just love the powder and it really does the job, I don’t even feel like I need to touch up during the day because this does such a good job of controlling oil. Seriously impressed!

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L’Oreal – Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll in Black see here 

I brought this in my most recent Boots Haul and I cannot stop using it. It’s amazing! I would say this is on par with Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara at literally a fraction of the price. It created the perfect amount of volume and lengthens as well. I’m all up for volume, who doesn’t!? The packaging I love, the brush just everything about it. I know this is going to be a firm favourite for a long time. If you haven’t tried this out yet – you need to especially if you love a volumising mascara. I will be doing a more in depth review of this soon so keep your eyes peeled!

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MAC – Pigment in Blue Brown see here

I have wanted this for the longest time I mentioned it in a wishlist post and my birthday list and no one had brought it for me. When I was in Brighton on a sister day we went into MAC and found they do a smaller version of this and I knew I had to buy it. This seriously didn’t disappoint in any way. This is true eyeshadow love. It’s perfect there is no fall out and the pigmentation is incredible. The colour is just out of this world, in different lights the pigment changes colour it has the most beautiful shine and I’m just in love. I seriously want to get my hands on more of these pigments because they are incredible!

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Sephora – Triple Action Gentle Makeup Remover Gel 

For whatever reason I can’t seem to find it on the Sephora website, but I picked this up in Paris. To find out what else I brought while I was there see here I must say, this product really interested me. A gel to remove makeup, strange right? But don’t knock it ’till you have tried it. It seriously is impressive at removing makeup, my eye makeup just comes right off like a dream along with my face products. I just love using it and is the perfect alternative when I don’t want to use a cleanser – it even comes with a pump guys! Sephora you have well and truly impressed me with this product and when this runs out I need to somehow go back to a country that has a Sephora so I can buy it again!

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PS Master Eye Palette 

Another Primark product, sorry again no link! I picked this up pretty recently in my local Primark as I was drawn to the colours and I thought for £6 it would be rude not to try it. I have used it in the past couple of weeks and I am in love. This is the perfect autumn palette and is right up my street. The shadows are really pigmented and blend perfectly with one another. I can see myself using near enough every colour in this palette which doesn’t normally happen for me! All I would say is go to your local Primark and go pick it up I really don’t think you will be disappointed.

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That’s all guys! Let me know if you have used any of these products and what your thoughts are on them – I’d love to know!

-A x

 

Empties #7

Hello my lovelies,

Another empties post, I know! I am getting through a lot of products at the moment, a lot of them are skincare as recently my skin has just been awful so I have been using different products to see if they will help to do the trick. Who doesn’t love an empties post anyway!?

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L’Oreal – Pure Clay Detox Wash see here

I brought this a couple of months back because I enjoy the Detox face mask an awful lot – I knew I had to try this. My oh my I LOVE it. I honestly think this is my favourite face wash of all time, I know big statement. It smells exactly like the detox face mask and feels like your applying the mask because it’s so thick. Because of this it feels blooming amazing on the skin, it really does do the job of washing all the impurities away from my skin. For the amount you get the price point is pretty impressive, a little goes a long way and I actually LOVE washing my face because of this product. Weird I know. Seriously if you haven’t tried this yet go check it out, I have already picked up another one as I know I just can’t live without it!

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PS Love Your Skin – Gentle Cleansing Wipes 

If you have read my blog for a little while you know these are pretty much the only cleansing wipes I use. I don’t use them for removing make up I just use them for removing swatches or if I make a little error on my make up these are by my side. I just find them the nicest ones to use and not too expensive. Cleansing wipes can seriously be expensive but whenever I am in Primark I always pick two packs of these up for £1 – you can’t go wrong!

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Montagne Jeunesse – Peel-Off Masque Anti Stress see here

I don’t use sachet face masks very often, I use an awful lot of bottles/jar face masks as I feel that these are better value for money. I have had this sitting in my collection for a while and with my skin feeling a little under the weather I thought I would give this a go. Its scented lovely, obviously with this having cucumber extract it was very soothing for the skin. I was very much enjoying the mask until I had to take it off. Obviously this is a peel off mask but my oh my it was a bugger to take off. It states anti stress – well I was stressed trying to take it off. I struggled so much! I did feel though however it did soothe my skin and my pores looked in better shape than before. Not sure whether I would pick this up again but I enjoyed trying something new..

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PS Love – Oval Cosmetic Pads 

Now I am not going to talk about these an awful lot as these are in literally every single empties post – whoops! These are the only cotton pads I use they are the perfect size and for 90p you seriously cannot go wrong. Now, I am getting a little worried as I have been in two different Primark stores recently and they have none in stock. I really do hope they haven’t discontinued them because I don’t know what I will do without them. If you have seen them please let me know as I am running low!

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Radox – Feel Ready with Pomegranate & Red Apple Scent Shower Gel see here

Shower gel is quite a basic thing to me but I am picky when it comes to scents. When I am away for weekends I usually pick up whatever is on offer and on this occasion this was the one I picked up. I’m not usually a massive pomegranate fan but I love the scent of apples and with the summer months I thought this was the perfect scent. I love a fruity vibe in warmer months. I enjoyed using it but I didn’t feel like it was anything special, the scent didn’t last for a long time on my skin but it did the job.

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Soap and Glory – the ULTIMELT see here

I love my cleansers and I am also loving Soap and Glory’s skincare range. I have actually written a full review on this product here so if you want to find out a little more go have a read. I really do love this though, although the packaging reminds me an awful lot of toothpaste. I have actually already picked another one of these up because I love it so much. I always think sometimes it’s best to stick to what you love.

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Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish see here

If you have read my blog for some time you know that I absolutely adore Liz Earle as a brand and more importantly their Cleanse and Polish. Seriously I don’t think I have found a cleanser that impresses me more. I absolutely adore it and whenever someone is looking for a new cleanser I always suggest this one. It’s absolutely wonderful and my skin is also a massive fan. This is a mini bottle I have used up through trips away and travelling but I do have an awful lot of these bottles waiting in the wing to take it’s place!

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Simple – Kind To Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub see here

I have gone through countless tubes of this, it is my all time favourite scrub and nothing will replace it. I do from time to time try other scrub products out but nothing else comes close to this little baby. It’s cheap and it does exactly what it says on the tin. I do feel that Simple is a little underrated as a brand, the products that it has are pretty impressive and I would totally recommend this one. Again, I have mentioned this in previous Empties posts and I’m sure they will be in more to come!

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Cattier Paris – Masque Argile Clay Mask see here

I received this sample mask quite some time ago and unfortunately has just been neglected and left at the back of my drawer, as I was having a little sort out I found this and decided to try it. It’s a clay mask which are my favourite and it’s pink – what could be better!?  I really enjoyed using this actually, it isn’t a brand I have heard of before but is something I am going to have a look into. My skin really felt a whole load better and actually really helped my skin out. I love that it actually comes in a tube – I think I might have to go and buy this!

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Another empties post over! Let me know if you have tried any of these products out and what your thoughts of them are – I would love to know. If you haven’t seen my last empties post, see here

-A x