Saturday, 28 September 2013

Real Techniques Face Expert Brush Review

For years I thought a standard foundation brush was doing the trick, till I brought this bad boy! my whole make up routine has been enlighten and improved since.
I picked up this brush from Boots for £9.99 I believe or around that price about a month ago and I have used it every single day. Not even bothered to use any other foundation brushes.
The brush itself is designed for applying and then blending cream or a liquid foundation. The brush head is 25mm in length, 30mm in width, and 20mm in thickness. The brush is a total length of 6 inches/15.5 centimeters. The brush is soft, dense, firm (with some give but not fluffy or springy). The brush is designed by Samantha Chapman from Pixiwoo on Youtube (go check them out amazing make up artists!). 
This brush does truly give you an airbrushed finish, leaving no patches and smooths out the foundation beautifully across the skin leaving no clumps. However, unless cleaned after every 2 uses it absorbs foundation in the bristles very quickly and it becomes much harder to spread the foundation on your skin. But that is its only down fall, but cleaning your brush after every 2 uses is a good thing anyways, so anything that encourages you to do that can't hurt!
I highly recommend this brush to anyone!


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Elle Magazine and Bumble and Bumble thickening hairspray review!

Now, I don't normally buy Elle magazine but when I saw a bumble and bumble product, well.. Clearly I purchased it anyway! I had very high expectations on this product as I have heard many good things about the brand.
To start with, how do you use this product? Spray onto wet or damp hair. Layer over prep or Tonic Lotion for the ultimate blow dry. Mist all over for a set-ready finish. If dogging occurs, run nozzle under hot water. Now that is the instructions off the bottle, do I follow them? Erm, no.
I can't stand blow drying my hair, it takes ages and frustrates me. I wash my hair before bed and let it dry naturally. So, for when I have been trying this out I have been spraying only a little as it is a small bottle into the ends of my hair and maybe a little spray in the middle, while my hair is still damp before bed. I then tease my hair a bit and scrunch it up.
In the morning I simply brush my hair and ta da! It honestly looks like I have spent my night sleeping on a beach. Sounds disgusting, but I love the beach hair look. 
Now for Elle magazine itself, I was not impressed! £4.00 for pages and pages of adverts? Next month I am certainly sticking with Company magazine!
Have you tried this or read Elle?


Monday, 16 September 2013

Chit Chat and What to Wear to for Sixth-Form/College/School!
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Left to right bottom row, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

This post is very late, but better late than never! 2 weeks ago I started sixth form, if you don't know what this is, in England it is the step after 'high school' and before university where you study A Levels. I am studying Media Studies, English Language and Fine Art! I love all three and love sixth form, especially the atmosphere and being able to dress smart (basically it being acceptable for a 16 year old to buy smart clothes). This is the reason why I have not been posting daily lately or sometimes for a good few days, as I have been settling down in sixth form life. But now I am settled I have managed to plan out my days so I have some free time in the evenings to blog. A good way of doing this I found was preparing posts on a Sunday for the week! So I was thinking of doing an organizing blog post for your blog, ways I keep up to date and manage to do my blog on top of a levels.
On with the post, I picked out 10 pieces of clothing that I personally have on my wishlist (VaVaViolets Wantworthy) and are longing over. These pieces I thought you could dress down or up for sixth-form, school and college and even wear on the weekends.
1, a sweatshirt? for sixth form, school or college? are you joking? No, sweatshirts are so comfy and cozy and this sweatshirt is just to die for, paired with disco pants, black jeans. The most stylist and comfy you could possibly be while looking smart.
2, Skater dresses, oh how I love them. So flattering and just so easy to throw on first thing in the morning when you haven't planned your outfit for that day. This leopard print one isn't to everyone's taste but paired with a black blazer to withdraw the crazy pattern its easier on the eye.
3, Blouses. Ladies just collect them, you can never have too many, especially with cats on like this one!
4, Another skater style dress but this one slightly more smock. On those 'fat days' we all get, or is it just me? Where you want to just chuck something baggy on. 
5, Another blouse but this one paired with disco pants and not tucked in, covers the bum and looks extra smart for sixth form or a formal day, if you don't feel like wearing a dress.
6, The basic graphic t-shirt. Yes you can dress these up or down, dressed up with black trousers, tucked into a skirt paired with a blazer, heels or cute flats. Dressed down with shorts or jeans with your hair slung up. 
7, Bomber jackets, I don't own one yet sadly but I plan too! I just think these look so 1980's back of the street, This is England kind of edgy look. I plan to pair mine with some Dr Martins and acid wash jeans. Perfect for school or college.
8, Another baggy dress, this time in the style of a t-shirt dress. Easy to wear, with a blazer or a cardigan. With of course, a tiger on it, how perfect?
9, Slightly out there but some patterned pants/trousers. Paired with a basic black top, with some heeled Chelsea boots!
10, Disco Pants! You can wear these bad boys with anything, crop tops, blouses, graphic tops, etc. Chuck on a bomber jacket and you're good to go!
If you're interested in a organizing your blog post then comment letting me know and I'll get that done as soon as possible! What are you currently studying and where, and what is your go to outfit? 


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Marc Jacobs Honey Review

First of a massive thank you to my boyfriend for bringing me back this from his holiday!
When I first heard a new Marc Jacobs perfume was coming out I was overwhelmed with excitement, I know how sad. But after wearing 'Daisy' for years I have become extremely attached to Marc Jacobs perfumes and anything by Marc Jacobs, including his to die for watches! 
Honey is a delicious floral, alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch scent. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth (perfect for Autumn might I add).
The fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear brightened with a splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. At the heart of the fragrance is orange blossom, a note of sparkling femininity that mingles with nectar's of honeysuckle and peach. Honey, vanilla and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.
What is 'Honey' like compared to 'Daisy', not as easy to wear I find and that is the only negative thing I will have to say about this perfume. It is a particular taste Honey and a 'you have to be in the mood for it' kind of scent. Where as, with Daisy I find I can just spritz it on any day or time of the week. Which is a good for the bank, at £64 its not really something I want to have to re-purchase in a month. I'd also say Honey is more sweeter and more vibrant than Daisy and certainly a day time scent. 
Something I really like about this perfume is how distinctive it is, no perfume I have ever smelt or owned has ever had a scent like Honey. Another lovable thing about Honey is the packaging! Now I know £64? Who cares about the packaging its all about the product? Not for me, If a perfume has ugly packaging it can really put me off, at £64 I want it to look pretty on my dressing table aha! 
Have you tried it? Also what other posts would you like to see?


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Mac Lipstick 'Hang Up' Review

I picked up this lipstick some time ago now, when the craze of 'vampy lips' came in to the picture. So why review it now? This season 'leopard print' and 'tartan print' is going to cover the shop shelves, a good way to create this edgy 1980's punk rock look is by of course, creating a vampy lip.
'Hang up' by Mac (£15) does this perfectly! When I first got this lipstick I was very nervous to wear it, as it is quite daring and well 'punk rock' like. But on the lips it is a very subtle berry purple, the more you apply, the deeper and more wine coloured the shade becomes. It looks amazing on pale skin (perfect for the winter months when the tans fade away).
Now, the lipsticking looking good on is only one thing any lipstick lover should consider. Specially one for £15! I would say this lipstick roughly lasts around 2 hours (if you're not eating or drinking) before you need to top it up, which in my opinion for a £15 designer brand I expected it to last much longer. The finish cremesheen is the reason for this lack of long wear, perhaps if it was a less creamy formula it would have been better.
However, a lipstick isn't going to last forever on the lips and it is a beautiful shade and does apply nicely on the lips!
I personally like to wear this lip with a graphic eye, whether that be a winged eyeliner or a less bold smokey eye.
I want to try out more mac lipsticks, so leave a comment on any you think are good or any you would like to see a review on!

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