Wednesday, 30 August 2017

August Beauty Favourites

This months beauty favourites is a little more exciting for me as August is my birthday month and you know what that means? More fabulous makeup purchases! I got some amazing makeup for my birthday and some of those pieces are down below. This months favourites are a mixture of different beauty products I have been loving through out the month - including products that have recurred on my favourites list. I hope you enjoy this months Beauty Favourites post - give me your comments below on what you think of the following products. 

august beauty favourites
Out of all the budget friendly liquid lipsticks - these have to my all time favourites! With 24 beautiful shades to choose from its easy to choose at least one you will love. I currently have 4 of these in my collection and I just love the way they apply as the wand is shaped perfectly for the lips and also it has the right amount for each application. They are very pigmented and also have no scent which is a win-win for me.  

Buy - £7 each from NYX online and some boots stores.

Freedom Makeup Brow Pomade 
I can honestly say this time last year I knew nothing about how to get arched brows - for years I have been over tweezing and using a pencil bit this pomade has helped me shape my brows to give them a more natural shape without the need of using tweezers as much. I have never tried ABH version of pomade but I'm in no rush because this works wonderfully for a fraction of the price.

Buy - £5 each from superdrug stores, online and tam beauty.

Kat Von D Lock-It Primer 
Thank goodness Kat Von D Beauty has come to the UK! I am just loving the makeup so far - especially this primer. The reason I love this primer so much is because I had no idea I needed i till the lady recommend it to me as it helps keep the makeup on longer and to give it a smoother base... and omg she was right, it works wonders keeping my makeup looking flawless all day; including those hot days that happen every blue moon here in Glasgow. Kat Von D beauty is cruelty free and a lot of the products are vegan too.

Buy - £24 each from selected Debenhams stores and online.

3INA The Highlighter 201 
I am so glad 3INA sent me this highlighter because I have never heard of this brand before but its defiantly a brand worth knowing about. This highlighter gives a beautiful golden glow and is perfect for the cheek bones, brow arch, cupids bow or anywhere else you fancy! 3INA is a cruelty and paraben free brand and this is vegan too.

Buy - £10.95 on the 3INA website and ASOS.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge 
This sponge is the bees knees! I was a big fan of beauty blenders originally but I couldn't justify spending £16 every so often for a sponge when I can get two of these real techniques sponges for £9.99. The work just as well at applying my foundation smoothly and the wash very easily too.

Buy - Currently £3.99 each at superdrug.. quick!

What have your beauty favourites been in August?

Melissa x
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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

September Beauty Favourites

september beauty favourites
Hi Lovelies 
September was a great month for me because it had some beautiful longer warm days and those days slower got shorter and the evenings started to become cooler and you may be wondering why I love that? Well the reason I love it is because it signifies the start of Autumn. For me Autumn means lovely warm jumpers, spicy candles, halloween and also getting ever nearer to my favourite ever holiday ever and that is Christmas.

I usually struggled picking my monthly beauty favourites but for September it was no problem for me at all because all the products I choose were used way more then once during September and they are still being used by me now. I am so confident with my favourites that I decided to make my first ever Youtube video which I have included below, I hope you all enjoy it.

Beauty Favourites 
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector 
Autumn and Winter can be a bit harsh to my hands so I love to use this hand cream as it keeps my hands feeling soft all year round. The smell of this is just gorgeous too and a little bit on my hands goes a long way. I put this on usually in the morning and it usually lasts me till the evening till I need to apply it agin.

Urban Decay Foundation 
I absolutely love this foundation ever since I bought it in June, its great as it can give a decent coverage and its very easy to build up without feeling to heavy on the skin. It has a very mild fruity scent and it has a easy to use pump that can be used easily either with a foundation brush or my personal favourite a beauty blender. A little bit goes a long way with this foundation and I am happy to say it lasts all day combined with the urban decay all night makeup setting spray. 

Astral all in one cream 
This cream is a great muli-tasker as it can be used on the face and also as a body cream. This cream is used by my mum and my nana,  they are the ones who actually recommend this cream too me and I am glad they did. This cream is a great budget option and works as well as any other cream I have tried as it smells very nice, it goes onto the skin nicely without feeling sticky.

Makeup Revolution - It eats you up matte
This lipstick has been my all time favourite last month, I don't usually wear the same lipstick more then a couple of times a month but this one I wore most days because I love it so much. This lipstick is a gorgeous bright pink in a matte finish and it lasts so long without needing reapplied! I can't believe it only costs £2.50, its one of the best budget buys I have. 

Makeup Revolution Fortunes Favours the Brave
Another makeup revolution product you say? well I absolutely love the brand because they have come cut so many gorgeous products and the palettes are just wow! This palette was designed with britishbeautyblogger and it has so many lovely neutral shade in it that are perfect for any occasion such as everyday use to a party look.

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I hope you all enjoyed my video because I sure had fun making it, over the next few days and weeks I will be making more. This video is a little shaky in parts but I will be buying a tripod very soon. Anyways thanks for reading this post 

What are your September Beauty Favourites?

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Summer Makeup Favourites

summer makeup favourites
Hi Lovelies
I really love summer BUT wearing makeup can be a bit of a challenge, so my challenge the start of the month was to find makeup that would last during hot days and thankfully after trying a few products I finally came up with with these lovely products and I just have to they all faired really well and stayed on my face all day even on the hottest day.

For Summer I like to wear makeup that is light to wear and also long lasting. I usually go for a natural look with a bright or nude lipstick.

Beauty Favourites
Urban Decay Naked Foundation  Cruelty Free // Vegan 
This foundation is super light almost weightless and is very breathable so its perfect for the summer months. I wear these foundation over a moisturiser and finish it with the urban decay all nighter to keep it in place all day.  The good thing is that this foundation is its build able so you can have a

Urban Decay Naked Concealer Cruelty Free
This concealer goes very well with the urban decay naked foundation, I apply it to my under eyes and brows. This lasts just as much as the foundation and isn't drying. Its a win-win product for me.

Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner Cruelty Free /// Vegan 
 Sometimes when I apply eyeliner in hot weather it can melt during the day but with this eyeliner this hasn't been that problem. I love how easy it is to apply the liner and how neatly it applies too.

Barry M Lash Vegas Mascara Cruelty Free /// Vegan
For mascaras in summer I like them to make my lashes look natural with a little bit of a curl as I find a lot of others a bit too heavier for the summer months

Illamasqua Satin Lipsticks Cruelty Free  
I just love the brand Illamasqua and one of my most favourite products from the brand has to be the satin lipstick, they are very smooth to apply and they come in nude to bright pinks and reds. They are soft so keep my lips feeling moisturised. My favourite at the moment is Cherub which is a lovely warm coral shade.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Cruelty Free
Bronzer is one of my favourite makeup products in the summer as it can be used on the face or the body. I love applying this on my cheek bones to define them to give them a contoured look and it works very well.

The Balm Mary Lou Highlighter Cruelty Free /// Vegan 
I can honestly say ever since I got this highlighter I have worn it most days because I just love it so much! it highlights the cheekbones to perfection; I mean seriously you notice such a difference wearing this highlighter. I use this for my cheeks, brows, cupids bow and to mix with other eyeshadows.

What is your favourite Summer Maker

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