Tuesday, 12 April 2016

My Nanny gave me these Bare Minerals products as she didn't like/use them and I've always been interested in mineral makeup but because my skin used to be so dry I never thought about purchasing it, plus I'm always dubious about dropping more than £15 on a product I don't know much about.

I knew that because of the powder concept my skin needed to be silky soft and smooth before I even thought about putting this on my skin. So I started by exfoliating my face with Lush's Magnaminty face mask to get rid of any dry skin, I then took Simple's Kind To Skin moisturiser to get my skin nice and soft. Finally to prime my skin and give it an inner glow I used Freedom Makeups Strobe Cream.

I used a stippling brush to put the product onto my skin, at first it looked like I had nothing on my skin but once I started adding a second layer the coverage really surprised me. I'd say it's a medium/full (more full though) coverage, which can obviously be controlled by what you use to put the product on with (a stippling brush will push more product on, whereas a powder brush will give you more of a light coverage) 

It feels really nice on the skin, considering the coverage it is lightweight on the skin- I feel like I'm stating the obvious with mineral makeup but there ya go. I will say the colour match wasn't great- admittedly it wasn't matched to my skin, and I did notice that it oxides on my skin after a little while which isn't great.

My nanny also included a bronzing powder and a highlighting powder (however because of the colour match of the original powder I'm thinking of trying this as an actual foundation) the bronzing powder is very orange toned, so you need only a small amount but it did look really nice on.

Overall I do really like this foundation and it lasted really nice on my skin, I think it's going to be perfect for summer when I need something high coverage yet still breathable. I'm going to keep using this as it is a really lovely product. Let me know if you've tried any Bare Minerals products or any other mineral makeup!


Friday, 8 April 2016

So I was tagged by the lovely Katie to do this challenge, and it really was a challenge. The idea of this is pretty simple, get a full face of makeup for £20. Katie went out and bought everything new but seeing as I'm a poor student with wayyyyy too much makeup as it is (the limit doesn't exist though) I decided to have a rummage around my collection to see what I could find.

I decided early on that I needed to find ways to multi-use products to get the most out of it so I only have 6 items and they're from 3 different brands!

To prime my skin and give it a nice summery glow I used the Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Cream (£8) 

For foundation I went with a Primark foundation stick (£1) which I usually use for concealer but I forgot how much I like this product- it's really full coverage although can look slightly cakey if you're not careful so I really blended this in.

Brows was where I got very worried and stressed a bit- finding a product that works for a blondie (turned grey) is hard work, however in the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour palette (£6) the cool toned bronzer that I use for contouring was perfect! It obviously doesn't have any red undertones and it just worked really well so I'm impressed with that one.

To carve out my brows I used the Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix concealer (£6).

On the lids I started by setting them with the banana shade in the contour kit, I then used the lightest bronzer to carve out my crease, I then used the darkest bronzer shade to carve it out some more and put it on the inner corner and outer v, I then took the darkest highlighter and put that in the center of my lids to create a pretty halo look. On the lower lash line I just repeated what I did on top then smoked it out with the lighter bronzer. On my brow bone and inner corner I put the lightest highlight. Mascara wise I went with a Primark mascara that is incredibly underrated- the brush is amazing and it got literally all of my lashes, for a £1 mascara you can't go wrong.

I then used that same Makeup Revolution concealer on on my under eyes to highlight and set it with the banana powder in the contour kit. To set my entire face I used a mix of the pinky shade and the banana powder from the contour kit.

I contoured using the same Makeup Revolution palette, using the same shade I used on my brows. I didn't bronze using the usual bronzers I used the darkest highlighter only because my face was looking abit dull from the foundation so I wanted to bring it back to life. Then to highlight I used the white highlight which is my ultimate favourite and could quite literally blind someone- so obsessed with it.

Finally on my lips I used a MUA lipstick (£1) I can't decide if barbie pink is my colour or not? I do really love the formula of the lipstick though so I can't fault that!

And here's the final look! 

I tag these lovely gals! If I haven't tagged you but you wanna give it a try go ahead and tag me in them once you have I'd love to see what everyone comes up with!


Monday, 4 April 2016

This is a very photo heavy post so excuse that but it's just recently been Norwich Fashion Week and I attended the Designers show. The theme this year was circus which was awesome! The sheer talent these designers have is absolutely amazing so shout out to them! (I happen to have an outfit featured in this show!)

The first collection of the show was Sophie's, she really nailed the circus theme and everything looked incredible on the catwalk.


Friday, 1 April 2016

So today we have the last in the Disney World Blog post installment *sob* on day 5 we went to Animal Kingdom and day 6 was a re-run in Magic Kingdom. On the very last day as we had a late flight  we went to Typhoon Lagoon but I didn't get any pictures because my camera stayed in the car.

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