I’ve mentioned before my go to kit for eyebrows which can viewed here however, recently I completely ran out and needed to buy one immediately. I could not find the Beauty UK kit anywhere and could not wait to order it online so decided to try an alternative. Since I love the range of products from Collection I went for the Eye Brow Kit I saw on promotion in store.
They have two palettes, one for blondes and another for brunettes so I picked the brunette palette. Two significant plus points about this kit compared to my usual one is that it has a small mirror which is ideal when you are in a rush, the other is the amazing eye brow gel that is included. The eye brow gel applicator looks like a mascara brush and the gel is clear. The texture is not too thick so feels lightweight and does not move the powder product from eye brows. I use the darkest shade in the palette and the powder texture is smooth and looks like eye shadow but is far more longer lasting. The gel really helps keep the brow powder in place and I do not need to reapply again all day! The eye brow applicator comes with a flat end and an angled end. I personally like using my old applicator just because I’m used to it. The other colours are nice to use as eyeshadow when I want to create a neutral look or as part of a subtle smokey eye look. Just so you know the difference:
This is the Blonde Pallette
This is the Brunette Pallette
The palettes are currently on offer in both Superdrug
for £2.99 (usually £3.99)
I’ve written about my favourite Mascara from No7 before in another post. However, recently it was out of stock so I decided to try another mascara from the No7 range instead. I decided on the No7 Lovely Lashes Mascara priced at £12.95 which I purchased from Boots.
Even though I bought this mascara as a temporary one until my usual one (No7 Lash Impact Mascara) was back in stock, I think I have found a new favourite. What I love about this one is that it is very buildable so you can add many coats of the mascara and it still doesn’t clump. It is really light weight and I felt my lashes looked glossy which is because the mascara is enriched with nourishing Argan Oil. Sometimes mascara can weigh down lashes but with this Lovely Lashes Mascara my lashes stayed volumised and looked longer. This mascara is slightly cheaper than the other one I used from the No7 range but the quality is just as good, the only difference I found is the Lash Impact Mascara dries quicker than this one. It is really easy to remove with make up remover and kept my lashes looking volumised all day without flaking or smudging. I highly recommend giving this Mascara a try!
Available at Boots
No7 Gel-Look Shine Nail Colour- Deep Wine
This gorgeous nail polish is a stunning colour and it is perfect for this season as it’s deep and warm. The nail polish is long lasting and didn’t chip easily. The brush applicator is quite wide so it’s easy to apply on your nail with just one coat, however I found that the shine was enhanced with a second coat. I also loved that it dried quickly so is convenient when you’re in a hurry. I highly recommend this nail polish, particularly this shade! Available at Boots
priced at £7.00
MUA Trio Eyeshadow Chocolate Box
These eye shadows really compliment warmer skin tones and they are nice and shimmery which is perfect for the festive season. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and are easy to blend. I like how the different shades all work well with each other and help enhance the look. The lightest shade can also be used as a highlight which is another plus point for this set. It comes with a little applicator but I prefer to use my own. These are all pretty colours and come with a very affordable price tag at £2.50 from Superdrug
Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hour lipstick Cherry My Cherie
Firstly I picked this lipstick because it Is Semi Matte. I find that glossy lipsticks don’t suit me and I don’t like the texture whereas completely matte tends to make my lips look to dry so this lipstick is a great balance of the two. It is enriched with Shea Butter so the texture leaves lips feeling moisturised and the matte finish leaves lips looking vibrant with out the over the top glossy shine. This shade is warm and beautiful and would suit a lot of skin tones and I felt it complimented my skin well. I did not have to reapply until after 6 hours so it lasted pretty long not exactly the 12 hours it claimed though but still it’s pretty impressive. This is a stunning colour and ideal for this season so it’s my current favourite lipstick! It is available at Boots
I recently purchased the Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in shade Midnight Glam and wanted to share my thoughts on it.
My eyelids are quite small so sometimes regular eye shadow doesn’t show up very clearly, so I wanted to try an Eyeshadow pencil to see if it will be more noticeable on my eyes. This pencil stood out when I was shopping as it was very chunky so it was noticeable and I already love the Collection range. Midnight Glam is a charcoal black shade which contains lovely specks of silver glitter.
The texture is smooth and creamy so glides along eyelids easily. It is very blendable once applied and I add it to the ends of my lids for a smokey eye look, however it does dry quickly and once it dries its not possible to blend as much as it is a Waterproof pencil so you have to work quickly. I like the fact it’s waterproof because since I have oily skin, regular eyeshadow tends to fade or crease quickly on my eyelids whereas this eyeshadow pencil lasts long without creasing. This pencil is great for a glam evening look and as its waterproof it lasted all day, so you need a good make up remover! This pencil was really easy to use and there are so many different looks you can create since its blendable. It really made my eyes stand out and the glitter it contains is perfect for the festive season. I highly recommend the Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil. It’s very affordable as its priced at £3.19 and is available at Superdrug
Today I want to write about my favourite Mascara and its one I highly recommend. It is the No7 Lash Impact Mascara which is available in Boots and is priced at £13.50.
The mascara comes in two colours both Brown and Black and with just two coats, it creates an intense volume. I have constantly changed mascara in the past for reasons such as clumping or wearing off too quickly or making my lashes feel heavy. However, I have no such problem with this Mascara. It provides a great amount of volume on my lashes while still feeling weightless. I think the fact that only one or two coats being needed is the reason it feels light which is ideal especially if you are wearing mascara all day. Another thing I love about it, is that it dries quickly so it’s easy to apply even when your in a rush. This is a must buy in my opinion and I think my search for a great Mascara is finally over.
No7 Lash Impact Mascara is available for £13.50 instore in Boots
Okay so we all know what they say about eyebrows, you know how they’re meant to be sister’s and not twins. Well let’s just say mine are more like distant cousins or maybe not even related at all! Eyebrows make such an impact on the face so they are important so I had to find a solution to make my brows presentable. Thankfully I found it, it’s a wonderful product from Beauty UK called the High Brow Eyebrow Kit. This kit completely transformed my eyebrows. It contains 3 different shades to suit different skin tones, I personally use the darkest shade, and the kit comes with a double ended applicator and tweezers. The applicator is small, one side has a rounded applicator and an angled one at the other end. The length of the applicator might not suit some people so you may want to find a longer one but I personally find it easy to use and find that I am able to apply the powder in precise way without it taking too much time. It also comes with a colourless wax but I’ve found the powder lasts long for me without needing to use the wax.
This Eyebrow Kit Is available online directly from Beauty UK just check the post below 🙂
Get on-trend, hi-definition brows instantly with this brilliant compact eye-brow grooming kit. 3 shades of powder to suit any complexion. Get groomed perfection using the colourless wax. Comes with tweezers and a double ended (hard/ soft) applicator to create pristine eyebrows that will stay perfect all day!
Source: eyebrow kit | beautyuk
I have small eyes so I wanted to find an eyeshadow with a more neutral shade to make my eyes look bigger. I also wanted a more neutral shade for everyday wear for a more subtle and natural look. The issue was that all the shades I came across were far too light on my skin. I looked around and came across the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette.
There were two options. This original palette or the new 2nd edition. I picked the original one as it had more yellow tones which I felt would blend with my skin better whilst still being noticeable. It also had a vastly contrasting black shade which I love for when I do an evening Smokey eye look. The eyeshadows are really long lasting and blend in with each other very effortlessly when incorporating more than one shade on the lid. I add more than one shade to make my eyes appear more open and bigger and I can do this with these tones without it looking heavy or overdone.
The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette is priced at £23.00. It’s subtle enough to use daily but still lasts long.
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A problem I’ve had with eye liner pencils is that other than Black, different colours don’t show up on my skin effectively. Well that was until I discovered Gosh cosmetics. They have a range of colours and when using the eye liner and eye shadow, the colour intensity is remarkable and so vibrant. The Velvet Touch eye liner is waterproof so lasts all day and the soft texture makes it easy to apply. The range is available in Superdrug.
The Gosh Velvet Touch eye liner is priced at £4.99
The Gosh Eyeshadow Quattro is priced at £7.99