Anti-Haul #2 

1. Kylie Cosmetics Brush Set $360

I know its hair is natural, but it is way over priced. And the brand is not that high-end to price it products that high.

Also sigma, morphe and real techniques are great brushes at good prices.

2. Kylie Cosmetics Concealer 

For me I need to see the shades in person and it costs a lot with customs. 

3. Maybelline Super Stay Foundation 

The shade selection is odd and I can’t find a shade to match me. Also I’ve seen that it oxidizes after applying the foundation. 

4. Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palettes

Not a fan of the the shade selection, over priced. And I prefer my makeup geek and morphe eyeshadows.

What products would you never buy?

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Beauty Bay Haul

Antipodes Manuka Honey Face Mask

Third-time re-purchasing this face mask, it helps with hydration and fighting blemishes

Milani Lip Scrub

I have heard good things about this scrub and my lips are really dry during the winter.

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Eyeshadow and Highlight Palette

I really like the shade collection, and it seems perfect for travelling.

Morphe Brittney Bear Nose Contour Brush Set

I want to start contouring my nose so I thought this brush set would be perfect.

Skin79 Green Tea Clay Mask

A purifying face mask for oily skin. Drawing out impurities, Green Tea Clay Mask promotes a clear, blemish-free complexion. With small exfoliating beads, dead skin cells are gently removed, oil levels are controlled and pores are protected with natural antioxidants.

I decided not buy the glam glow super mud mask anymore as it is expensive.

Morphe R36 Highlight Brush 

I really like this brush so I bought another one.

 

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Sand & Sky Brilliant Skin Detoxify + Brighten Face Mask- Review 

Description

A 4-in-1 face mask.

Cleansing and detoxifying, Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask refines pores and brightens the complexion. Drawing impurities and pollutants from the pores, leave for 10 minutes to regenerate skin cells, stimulate collagen and leave a healthy, radiant glow.

  • Sold with a small brush applicator for easy, mess-free application.

Review-

Before applying the mask I always cleanse my face and pat it dry with a towel.

I use the brush that it comes with and apply an even layer.

I leave on until the mask fully drys which is usually for 10-15 minutes.

I take the mask off with warm water with a muslin cloth.

Results- I notice that my skin looks cleaner, bright, a little dry. Also some of my blemishes look smaller.

Honestly, I would not re-purchase this product as the price is expensive, and I have other face masks that I prefer.

It is worth getting if have severe acne. Which I do not as I have mild acne.

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Morphe Haul

The Morphe website now ships to the UK without the the hefty shipping price. Spend over £35 and you get free shipping. 

Morphe 35O2 Palette 

I have heard good things about this palette with the shades and the formula. 

Comes with 35 warm tone shades. With a mixture of mattes and shimmers. 

Costs £23
Two Morphe Beauty Sponges

Decided to buy more affordable sponges as beauty blenders are expensive. 

I also prefer the shape of these sponges. 

£7 each. 

Available at the morphe website 

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Skincare Must Haves 

In the morning-

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore + Shine Wash Cleanser, I use this day and night. I only this in the night if I have not worn makeup all day. This has just been introduced into my routine.

Garnier Pure Active Intensive Blackhead Face Scrub. I use this daily as it is recommended. This helps with blackheads and reducing hyperpigmentation.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1% -this potent serum targets breakouts, minimises pores and decongests confused complexions by regulating sebum production. Featuring high concentrations of two of the most efficacious blemish-battling ingredients out there (niacinamide and zinc), this swiftly soothes skin and improves its overall health.

I use this in the morning and at night. I also don’t wear it under makeup as it makes my foundation look dry.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser-  I use this in the morning and I apply this all to my face and neck. This moisturiser is great for my skin type combination and the gel does not clog my pores.

Benefit SPF 45 Cream- I always wear SPF, as some of the products I wear recommend it.

In the evening-

I use face masks- Have a look at my blog post on my favourite face masks.

If I wear makeup, I use the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Solid Cleansing Oil + Cleansing Cream. This is a double cleanse that really removes my makeup. I also use the face halo which also helps in removing makeup and it helps remove makeup from my pores.

Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, I use this to tone my skin. Featuring glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin) this toning solution offers mild exfoliation to boost radiance and visibly restore clarity. Also enhanced with a Tasmanian pepperberry derivative to help reduce the irritation associated with acid use and ginseng and aloe vera to soothe, this is the ideal way to gently refine the texture of your skin. I only use this in the evening.

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion- helps with even skin tone and I use 2-3 drops.

THE ORDINARY Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%- helps with texture, use 2-3 drops.

Soap & Glory Speed Plump Overnight Moisture Mousse- This helps with keeping my skin really moisturised overnight.

Soap & Glory Eye Cream- just to keep my undereye moisturised.

For my spots, I either use my Mario Badescu drying lotion, CosRX pimple patch or the ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution.

NURSE JAMIE UpLift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller- I use this on my face to really push in the product.

Products Mentioned-

http://www.boots.com/garnier-skin-naturals-pure-active-intensive-anti-spot-exfoliating-scrub-150ml-10091783

http://www.boots.com/neutrogena-visibly-clear-pore-and-shine-daily-wash-200ml-10152618

http://www.boots.com/neutrogena-/neutrogena-all-products/neutrogena-hydro-boost-water-gel-moisturiser-10216727

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/the-ordinary-niacinamide-10-zinc-1.html

http://www.boots.com/benefit-b-right-dream-screen-suntan-lotion-spf-45-10174758

http://www.boots.com/soap-and-glory-speed-plump-overnight-moisture-mousse-10205664

http://www.boots.com/soap-and-glory-puffy-eye-attack-turbo-boost-hydragel-14ml-10160234

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/the-ordinary-salicylic-acid-2-solution.html

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/nurse-jamie-uplift-facial-massaging-beauty-roller.html

 

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My Everyday Makeup Must Haves

Farsali Unicorn Tears Serum– moisturises my skin and helps my base last all day.

Benefit Porefessional Primer– fills in my pores on my t-zone.

Erborian CC Cream- use this on days where I don’t need too much coverage and this cc cream turns into your skin tone.

L’Óreal True Match Foundation Mixed in with my EX1 Foundation– The best affordable combination, my L’Oreal foundation is a bit light for me so I mix in the EX1 foundation which is my summer shade and it works well together.

Urban Decay Concealer

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

I like these concealers for my under eyes and highlighting.

Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer – this concealer is used for covering up blemishes and pigmentation.

Fenty beauty Invisimatte Powder– Love this powder for setting mine under eyes and face.

Nyx bronzer – I finally found an affordable bronzer that suits my skin tone and the formula does not look powdery.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette- one of my favourite contour palettes as it has a variety of shades that suit my skin tone.

Iconic London Illuminator in the shade original– this product makes look so glowy and blends on top of powder really well.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray– this sets my entire face and it makes my makeup look like skin as it melts the powder into my skin.

Natasha Denona Velour Puff- I use this to pat in the setting spray as sometimes it clings onto the hair on my face.

 

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Gift Guide- Christmas Gift Ideas for Beauty Lovers 

 

In my opinion, some of the best places to get Christmas gifts for people who love makeup, are from beautybay.com, boots, and Superdrug.

 

Beauty Bay

This gift is good value for money as your saving £29. Also, the products are really good. This good for someone who wants to build up their makeup collection.

includes a liquid lipstick from morphe, highlight from laura geller and two eyeshadows from makeup geek.

https://www.beautybay.com/makeup/beautybaythecollection/wreckthehalls

This brush set is good value for money, as you are saving £77.50 if you were to buy these brushes separately. These are some of the best brushes on the market.

includes brushes for the eyes and face.

https://www.beautybay.com/makeupbrushes/morphe/exclusiveelite10piecebrushcollection/

Even though it is expensive it is great for someone who loves rose gold and sparkles. The brushes are also great quality.

https://www.beautybay.com/makeupbrushes/morphe/rosegoldbling7piecebrushset/

Boots

This is for someone who loves the brand and body care products. Includes hand cream, body wash, body cream, scrub, and body polisher.

http://www.boots.com/soap-and-glory-glow-ball-10232597?cm_mmc=bmm-_-Google+Boots+PLAs-_-BAU-_-C=Christmas+2017_Ladies+Gifts&gclid=CjwKCAiAxarQBRAmEiwA6YcGKHg7YXAwoYHRtgvdhYuzyUod41Mc0USmfyxwJV-DWifNGw-rQ_LfkhoCqF8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

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Decluttering My Makeup #1

This post is about the products that I don’t reach for, doesn’t suit me and that has expired.

I usually sell my unwanted products on depop or on my Facebook marketplace.

1. Tarte Maneater Palette

Not my favourite palette and I didn’t reach for it much.

2. Beauty Bakerie Powder

It made me unusually light in flash photography, not white. And now I prefer pressed powders.

3. Jeffree Star Highlighter

This highlight would put an emphasis on my texture and I prefer other highlights.

4. Morphe Brushes 35F Eyeshadow palette

Some of the shades were not usable as an everyday shade. Also, the palette is big and hard to store.

5. Cover Fx Matte Loose Powder

I like the powder and the shade, but loose powders are so messy and I prefer pressed powders now.

6. Mascara’s- L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational, L’Oreal False Lash Sculpt.

All of these mascaras have expired or I have finished it. I like all of these mascaras.

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Worth the hype- Maybelline Tattoo Brow

Wake up to evenly-filled brows!

Our 1st easy peel off lash tint with up to 3-day wear.

For fuller natural looking brows.

 

How I applied the product- 

  • I applied the product onto my brows using the applicator and I used the shade dark brown. 
  • I left the product on for 20 minutes 
  • And peeled it off 

My first impression-

  • I thought the tattoo should have a thinner brush 
  • I liked the shade for my eyebrows 
  • For me, it was easy to apply 
  • and it was easy to peel off
  • It did make brows look a bit fuller
  • And for me, I would say that it lasted me between 2-3 days

 

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Where to Buy-

Boots

Superdrug

Review – Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 Charcoal Blackhead Mask Wash Scrub 

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PureActive Intensive 3in1, with blueberry extract and charcoal, can be used as a wash, scrub and mask to visibly reduce the appearance of blackheads and spots, and help to protect against their reappearance.

Proven Effectiveness

Wash: It intensely purifies skin and removes dirt and impurities. All impurities appear removed
Scrub: It contains natural exfoliating particles to unclog pores and visibly reduce the appearance of blackheads. Blackheads appear visibly reduced
Mask: Reduces the look of shine while leaving skin feeling comfortable and smooth. Excess of sebum appears eliminated.

How I use the product-

I use this product in the shower.

And you only need a small amount to cover your entire face.

I then cleanse and scrub my face.

After a month of using this product:

I noticed my skin becoming a bit clearer

The blackheads are also going. I also do a nose pore strip and extractions with a tool from Tweezerman, which helps with blackheads and whiteheads.

Also, this product is affordable.

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