Thursday, 29 September 2016
There are six shades in total for their Autumn range but I only picked up four. These were the colours that stood out to me the most. From left to right there is Storm (dark grey), Oasis (dark purple), Boardwalk (greyish purple) and Island Fever (dark red). The other two shades were more neutral paler shades that were very similar to several other shades I own.
These shades are perfect for the upcoming colder months. Storm being a dark grey shade makes a perfect alternative to black nails as does Oasis. Sometimes black polishes can be a bit too much but these darker shades are dark and seasonal whilst still holding a bit of colour. Island Fever is a perfect red shade for Christmas and topped with a bit of red glitter will create the perfect festive nail look.
If you don't know the premise of these polishes I'll give you a quick run down. They're infused with both Coconut Oil and Water to hydrate and protect the nail whilst wearing them. They discourage the use of a base coat with these as it allows the infusion to penetrate the nail deeper without the barrier between them. But don't worry, none of the shades will stain the nails and easily come off with normal acetone formula nail polish remover.
One of my favourite things about these polishes are the brushes. Instead of being thin and hard to use like the old Barry M polishes these have a flat square ended brush which coats the nail in one go. Not only does this make them more precise it makes painting your nails quicker. They also don't take very long to dry on the nails so smudging them between coats is very unlikely. I would advise though doing two coats for all of the shades not because the formula is thin or streaky but because it gives a really nice depth to the colour. However if you're in a rush then you could get away with just one coat.
If you're looking for some new seasonal nail shades then I highly recommend checking these releases out. They're good for the nail, right on trend and don't break the bank either.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Sunday, 25 September 2016
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Thursday, 22 September 2016
And those high hopes were met and exceeded. This foundation contains a mixture of hyaluronic acid and seaweed complex that helps retain moisture in your skin whilst you wear it. It's a satin finish foundation which has a medium to full coverage and is easily buildable.
If you have oily skin, suffer from redness or uneven skintone then this product may just be right up your street. It's high coverage means that redness, sallowness or uneven skintone is covered but still looks natural and skinlike. Even though it looks thick and hard to blend, it's actually not. It'll blend seamlessly over an skin issues or imperfections, working as both a foundation and concealer. Once blended it doesn't look cakey, settle into enlarged pores or cling to dry patches. And it stays in place, yes oily skins will probably get a bit shiny but the product itself won't fade or transfer. It also gives skin a brilliant glow so it you're looking for glowy healthy skin then this will be right up your street.
Calling a product Cover And Conceal with the claims it'll be a dual product is quite something for a brand and many have tried before and disappointed. However this product actually does cover and conceal at the same time leaving skin looking flawless, skinlike and healthy. Plus it doesn't break the bank at £9.99 a bottle.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
So that's it for this Autumn Lip Edit. What are your autumnal lip products? Let me know in the comments.
Sunday, 18 September 2016
If you've never tried Porefessional before it's a primer that contains silicone and glycerin to help adhere make up to the skin and prolong it as the day goes on. It's perfect for people with oily skin as it helps control the excess sebum skin creates. It means it helps control shine and stops make up from wearing away from the skin. It also contains pore blurring technology which helps reduce the look of enlarged pores and means that your chosen base product won't fall into pore or highlight the size of them.
The silicone in the formula may not agree with everyone, it all depends on your skin type. As I've said people with oily skin will benefit from using this product but if you have dry or sensitive skin it may not agree with your skin. If you find this makes your foundation/base ball up then try mixing it with a cream primer so that instead of clinging to the silicone in Porefessional it'll stick to the skin and help adhere the foundation to the skin.
A full size tube of this retails at £24 but you can pick up a smaller travel sized bottle for £10 at most Benefit stands. It's pricey and seems like a lot for a primer but when you see the way it works with your make up, it'll be worth it. If like me then you don't want to spend £24 to begin with then definitiely pick up the smaller size, it'll last a while even if used everyday.
Thursday, 15 September 2016
This is a very rich cleanser that melts when it comes into contact with skin. It quickly and easily dissolves all make up including eye make up and leaves skin feeling soft, soothed and well cleansed. A little bit goes a long way and can easily work away even the most stubborn of waterproof mascaras. Brilliant to use on bare skin or a made up face this cleanser works to hydrate, clarify and add radiance to the skin. Perfect as an initial cleanse or as a second cleanse it works well to cleanse the skin without leaving it feeling stripped or dry.
It also smells like heaven in a jar but if you have sensitive skin do not worry, this will not break you out. It can be used on all skin types, containing ingredients that not only break down make up but help with skin issues, especially for people with oily or dry skin. It doesn't sting the eyes if you get it in them and from experience it doesn't cause any tightness, irritation or break outs. It's a very pricey cleanser but it's a product you'll skin will love and you'll find yourself using it sparingly as it comes to the end. And it even comes in travel size for if you're always on the go or are dubious about spending so much on a product you've never tried before. I personally will be splurging on a full sized tub, my skin just doesn't know what to do without it.
Available from Marks And Spencers
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
And when it comes to SPF there is one that is brilliant for people who are worried about wearing it. The Hawaiian Tropic Facial SPF is oil free, hypoallergenic and light enough to wear on a day to day basis. Because it's oil free it means it's less likely to block pores and leave a build up on your skin even after cleansing. It's a personal favourite of mine as it has something in it that sort of blurs skin and gives it a better look without make up. If you can still pick this up then I'd highly recommend doing so.
That's it for my Top Tips for Sensitive Skin. Have you got any of your own tips. I'd love to hear them so don't hesitate to share them in the comments below.
Sunday, 11 September 2016
It's the perfect product for wearing on no make up days as it adds a little something to the eyes. Teamed with Benefit's Porefessional and a hint of lip balm this is the perfect pick me up for eyes when you don't want to wear anything too heavy. It is a pricy product, especially for what it is but when you see the results you'll understand why it's become a staple part of my routine.
Definitely one of the pricier items in my collection but well worth it in my opinion, this has changed how my lashes look. If you have trouble keeping your lashes curled or volumised then I'd definitely say give this a go.
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Each packet contains one tissue mask that is drenched in serum. The serum contains a mixture of Hyaluronic Acid and Pomegranate Extract and is perfect for people with dry to dehydrated skin. It doesn't mean you can't use it if you don't have those skin types but is a lot more effective on people with those particular skin types. It's a boost of hydration for the skin that's effects can last as long as a week.
The mask is a very thin tissue material that wraps itself to the skin and doesn't budge when it's on the skin. It has a clear sheet over the top of the tissue that you remove once it's applied. It helps keeps a much of the serum on mask itself so that you get the best results possible. Unlike a lot of sheet masks these don't have ill fitting holes cut out of them and actually sit where they're supposed to on the face. It's much more of a pleasurable experience wearing these masks compared to other sheet masks on the high street.
Once this masks comes off skin will look bouncy, soft and hydrated. Due to the Hyaluronic Acid it'll look plumper and won't feel so dry or textured. People with oily skin should definitely use these with caution as even though skin still needs moisture, it may not mean that it'll need that much moisture. These are also suitable for sensitive skin and don't contain any ingredients that are known to create break outs. And the best bit about these masks is that they only cost £1.49 full price but can always be found at save a 1/3 in either Boots or Superdrug.
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
The first thing that is vital is a good moisturiser. Making sure your skin is properly hydrated is the key thing to any make up look. Simple's Light Hydrating Moisturiser is the perfect base for make up and helps keep skin moisturised without clogging pores. Plus it doesn't break the bank.
Once you're base is complete it's time to move onto the eyes. It's always best to keep it simple on the eyes so it doesn't look like you're trying to hard or like you've been punched in the eye (me at 14). I'd personally just curl my lashes and pop some mascara on to give my eyes a wider look. Barry M's Showgirl Mascara is a brillant budget mascara that gives a natural yet volumised look and makes eyes look more awake than they may feel. And then it's onto brows. Brows can help shape a face so if you need to fill them in, go for it. Maybelline's Brow Drama Pomade makes filling brows in super easy and because it's a crayon they don't look to harsh or overdone.
And that's it for my Back To School/Simple School Make Up Routine. I hope this helps if you're struggling with products and that if you're back or going back to school to enjoy as best as possible. It's something I wish I'd done whilst at school.
Monday, 5 September 2016
For products that are hard to come by on a budget these a surprisngly good for their budget. At £4.99 these aren't the biggest bottles on the planet but if you look past that you have a brilliant product inside that is definitely a higher quality than it's tiny price tag. If you're heading to a Barry M stand anytime soon, I'd say definitely check them out.
Have any of you tried these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.
Friday, 2 September 2016
If you're looking for a new lipstick/s for the upcoming colder months then I'd highly recommend picking the new Matte lipsticks up. There is a stunning range of colours and they are the same quality of some of the better high end lipsticks.
Have any of you tried these? What did you think? And what are your favourite shades? Let me know in the comments.