I'm a makeup enthusiast, I don't think I have ever been so passionate about anything else over the few years. Focusing on Makeup/Skincare has helped me to get through those mind-numbing days, something I actually look forward to talking about and experimenting with every day!
I am currently studying BSc Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science at De Montfort University.
Some of my favourite brands (there are too many to think of) include:
Jeffree Star Cosmetics,
Anastasia Beverly Hill's,
House of Lashes.
One day, I would love to be able to be a full-time blogger, this is my ambition and I am proud that it is, I can't explain how much it me
I always like to try new eyeliner, but I refer to this as old faithful as I always go back to it. It's not only one of the most affordable liners but it's great quality too. The pay off is always opaque, and it lasts all day without fading or flaking, which is the most important aspect to a liner. When it's not opaque then it's usually running out. This is definitely the most reliable one I have come across to date and I would always recommend it!
I purchased this due to a recommendation on a YouTube video a while ago. Placed over lipstick with a slightly darker tone of lip liner, it really delivers a more fuller lips kind of look. The scent isn't bad, it doesn't stick around for long either. I didn't find it overly sticky compared to other products of this type. The only issue I have, which happens with all clear glosses is that my lip oil now has a murky tinge due to the pigment from the lipstick tinting it slightly. This isn't a huge issue as I always use it with the same lipstick, but it definitely won't make the cut for any IG photmore...os unless replaced; This isn't due to the product itself obviously, I should have taken more care when using it with lipstick. Overall, a great purchase, I would recommend!
I don't usually sway towards a shimmery blush but 03 Golden Coral really appealed to me for over the Christmas period. I wear it without a highlighter as I personally feel that a large quantity of shimmer like that would be a bit over the top. It created a lovely warm glow which is exactly what I was looking for and I got so many great compliments. A word of warning, it is easy to go over the top as the angle you look at the blush can alter how pigmented it comes across; This is due to the shimmer. If you can master the perfect balance, it really is beautiful and I would recommend!
I like to try and avoid washing my hair too much so I usually resort to dry shampoo to make it last that extra day. This did not work for me, it honestly made my hair worse. It was so greasy and I had no time to fix it, it was pretty embarrassing. I have tried it on multiple occasions, every time I looked at it I thought, it can't have been that bad and every time I have regretted it. I love plenty of other TRESemme products but this one is awful. I definitely would not recommend!
I received a travel size of this for Christmas and was great. It really smoothed everything ready for my makeup application, I happily accepted it into my skincare routine. Unfortunately due to it being a travel size, it lasted just under 2 weeks but it is definitely on my list for repurchasing in the future as I felt it made a huge difference to how my makeup sat on my skin. It's a tad pricey for what it is though which is why I will wait.
I was replacing my current daily foundation at Superdrug, Revlon Colorstay Normal/Dry skin foundation. Not knowing that there was an offer on, I was delighted to receive the Photoready Rose Glow Hydrating & Illuminating Primer as a free gift for spending £10 on Revlon, the foundation was over this on its own. I love the rose scent and I have found that my makeup does last slightly longer with it. I pair this with a matte pore primer for certain areas and it works brilliantly for me. My only issue is the oil beads suspended throughout the product. Supposedly they are meant to melt with the warmmore...th of you fingers, I obviously have cold hands as this doesn't work for me at all so I have to make sure I have none of those still floating around on my face by the time I apply my foundation. Overall, I would recommend this primer, especially if you have warm hands. If you don't just be prepared for that little extra work.
I love liquid makeup removers, they just make the job or removing my makeup at the end of the day so much easier. After running out of my usual remover plus cotton pads and not having time to repurchase due to uni, I have been "borrowing" my mums Simple cleansing wipes. I'm pleasantly surprised! Normally I find wipes too dry, even when first opening, so they tend to pull at my skin as I go over my face and cause irritation. These ones are soaking in cleanser and don't tug at all! I can use one wipe to completely remove my makeup which again is fantastic as I would usually use at least three anmore...d be red raw by the end. I think I may stock up on these for emergencies as I am impressed! I would recommend!