Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Brow Artist Plumper

 
I recently purchased this L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper as I was endeavouring to grow my brows out and they were beginning to get a little to unruly for my liking. This has been wonderful at locking my brows into place all day and also adding a little bit of colour to them. I have it in the shade Medium/ Dark which I have found to be the perfect colour match for my brows and it can really be built up to create a full tinted brow. It can be a little messy if you don't clean all the excess product off the wand before using it but apart from that I am loving this!
Lots of love,
Son x

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Italy Loving

 
A few holiday pics from last month with my beautiful best friend, her mum and my mum. It was honestly one of the loveliest, most relaxing and most beautiful holidays I have been on. We stayed in my friends house in Italy which was just stunning with a gorgeous view and an amazing infinity pool! We spent the week exploring the lovely nearby towns and catching a tan.
All in all it was a fabulous trip and I definitely want to go back and stay there again!

 


 

 












 


 

 

 


 










Lots of love,
Son x

Friday, 24 July 2015

My Drugstore Face

This make up look has been on repeat for the last few weeks as it is purely just quick, easy and looks pretty put together. These products are all from boots or superdrug so they wont break your bank but are still brilliant purchases and often comparable to their higher end counterparts! You will notice that the list is very Rimmel, L'Oreal and Maybelline heavy and that is purely because they seem to work the best for me and I am very impressed by a lot of the make up from these 3 brands so I tend to always go back and try out other products within their lines. 
 
The products used are;
Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer £6.99 (buy here)
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation £6.99 (buy here)
Max Factor Cr̬me Puff Blush in the shade Lavish Mauveʣ8.99 (buy here)
Soap and Glory Solar Powder Bronzer £11.00 (buy here)
L'Oreal Superliner in Black £6.49 (buy here)
Maybelline Colour tattoo in the shade Pink Gold £4.99 (buy here)
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara £10.99 (buy here)
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in the shade 107 £5.49 (buy here)
Rimmel 1000 kisses lip liner in the shade Black Tulip £2.99 (buy here)
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara (I use this on my brows to tame them and keep them in place) £4.99 (buy here)
 
Let me know if you want individual product reviews,
Lots of Love,
Son x
 
 
 


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer v Maybeline Fit Me Concealer

 
On first glance these 2 concealers sat side by side look almost identical. The sleek, thin, rectangular packaging, both topped with a black cap and the brand names along the casing. Both also have a doe foot applicator so the application process will be pretty much identical. So the battle of the concealers relies upon the formula alone. The make or break of these products; how they feel on the skin.
 
Lets begin the breakdown with the Nars radiant creamy concealer. (link here) The price being more hefty at £22.00 we're expecting a little bit more quality for our product with this one. And I really do think it delivers. It comes in 10 shades so there is bound to be a shade to suit your skin tone. The formula is really creamy as the name would suggest. It blends nicely and has a really great amount of coverage, whilst not feeling heavy or cakey on the skin. This has great longevity and stays put for a really long time, however it is notorious for creasing and I have definitely had some awkward creasing situations in the past, but this can be easily avoided with the helping hand of a good old powder. The only other con is that I find that if I have dry skin it can sometimes cling to dry patches, so probably more one for people with oily/ combination skin. I think in terms of overall quality I would give this a solid 7.5/10.
 
On to Maybelline's Fit me concealer (Link here) this product with a more forgiving price tag at £5.99 and a very different formula. The consistency of this is a lot more lightweight and a lot thinner. I would say that this is better for drier skin or skin with less to conceal. The coverage is similar although undoubtedly less than its competition from Nars. Creasing with this is to a minimum and as long as it has been set adequately with a small amount of powder is likely to stay on for the majority of the day without needing touch ups. The shade range is extensive so again it's likely you will find one to match your skin colour. I think that this rivals its higher end counterpart without a doubt and in some ways is a lot better quality and value for money. Honestly I reach for this one more often as I find it more reliable and easy to work with. So I would rate this 8/10.
What do you think of these concealers?
Lots of love,
Son x
 
 

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Vichy Dermablend.

Tracking this foundation down was like mission impossible, but as soon as I got my hands on it I fell in love. I was tempted by this through its seeming perfect attributions, labelled as full coverage with a "bare skin feel" and an SPF of 35. I had seen Lisa Eldridge sing its praises and then it was a definite that this would be in my possession. The formula is so lightweight, buildable and blends into the skin seamlessly, it sure does have high coverage although I would maybe disagree with its supposed matte finish and I would class it as having more of a satin finish. This covers any blemishes and pigmentation on my skin whilst still looking natural and "skin-like". There is also a great offer on in Boots at the moment, where all Vichy products have 25% off, making the already reasonable price tag of £18 even less costly, buy it here. I would seriously recommend this for a lot of skin types and shades, especially those with sensitive skin as this is fragrance free, paraben free and hypoallergenic, although its maybe not one for people with very dry skin. I find that this lasts a long time, however no where near the 16H mark that's is suggested.
Lovely product which will be getting a lot of use!
Lots of love,
Son x