Category: Beauty

Product Empties – AKA Rubbish Hoarding

Hi, my beauties, hope all is well. Can you believe we’re in February nearly, January’s been a whirlwind of a month & next month is set to be even busier as we are finally moving House. This post is all about products that I’ve used and are empty or products that didn’t work as well as I would have liked. Carrying on from last year instead of using loads of products at once and wasting them. I am trying to use a product till its empty, minimising waste and saving me money. This is a couple months of trash hoarding so in this post I will be focusing on skincare & makeup. Haircare and shower and body will hopefully be up soon.

Skin care

Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil

I love this product and has changed the way I take my makeup off. I no longer spend hours rubbing my face with cotton pads as this oil melts my makeup off even waterproof mascara. It leaves my skin feeling soft & clean & looking radiant. It doesn’t dry out skin like foam cleansers can do. You only need one to two drops so it lasts for ages.

Repurchase: Already have done.

Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser

I used this moisturiser in the morning daily in the colder months, it left skin feeling soft & moisturised. It has a lightweight texture so wasn’t greasy & absorbed into the skin quickly meaning I could apply my makeup quicker, therefore, saving me time meaning I could spend a few extra minutes in bed.

Repurchase: No just for the reason I prefer the Garnier Moisture Bomb 3in1 Day cream as it leaves my skin more glowy.

Garnier Moisture Bomb 3in1 Day Cream Moisturiser

I loved using this moisturiser in the summer months it left my skin looking glowy & radiant, feeling hydrated & smoother. This moisturiser had a ultra fine texture which left behind no residue, meaning you could apply makeup straight after. It also has an SPF 10 saving on products.

Repurchase: Yes I probably will especially in the summer months as I loved how radiant it made my skin look.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Gel Cream Night.

I loved using this moisturiser in summer as its lightweight gel consistency left my skin feeling cool without leaving behind a sticky or oily residue. It left my skin looking visibly softer, radiant & plumper.

Repurchase: Yes I probably will for the warmer months as i liked how radiant it made my skin look.

Nip & Fab Dragons Blood Fix Plumping Serum

I bought this product over a year ago and have only just run out as you only need one pump it lasts ages & is worth the money. It left my skin feeling moisturised, dehydrated. It also left my skin looking visibly plumper & less red. This serum also doubles up as a primer for makeup.

Repurchase: Yes

Makeup

MUA Ultra Fine loose Setting Powder

I didn’t get on well with the product at all as i found the texture reminded me of talcum powder and when applied to my face it looked cakey & made my skin dry.

Repurchase: No!!

Collection Extreme 24HR Felt Tip Liner

This eyeliner was easy to apply with the felt tip nib. However, i found that on my hooded eyes the product smudged & didn’t last all day & i ended up looking like a Panda.

Repurchase: No!! As it smudged & i ended up with Panda Eyes.

Stila Smudgestick in Lionfish

I loved using this eyeliner as it was a high pigmented brown shimmery shade. It had a twisted up mechanism so there was no need for a sharpener.

Repurchase: Yes

Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara.

This mascara was Just ok i was either underwhelmed or overwhelmed by it. It separated each lash but didn’t provide them with a lot of volume. It didn’t dry out as i had this mascara quite long.

Repurchase: No as it has been discontinued.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara In Very Black.

One of my all time favourites, its a bargain buy as it covers all lashes & adds length without being clumpy. For the price, it’s a bargain.

Repurchase: Yes i will.

Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara

This mascara added volume & length to each of my lashes without being clumpy. It was very black.

Repurchase: No just for the reason that theirs better out there on the market.

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara in Black/Brown

I didn’t like this product as for the price it left me underwhelmed. It didn’t give me the false lash effect like I would have hoped. It also dried up pretty quick.

Repurchase: No!!

Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Concealer

This concealer had great coverage even covering up my eye bags which is no easy task. It’s also great for using as a highlighter without looking dry or cakey. The built-in sponge made it easy to apply & it was easy to blend.

Repurchase: Yes I probably will.

* All opinions on products were my own and just because some of them didn’t work for me doesn’t mean they won’t work for you.

Thanks For Reading

Nicolle

GRWM – A Festive Makeup & Outfit

Hi, my beauties hope all is well and you all had a nice Christmas. With less than a week to New Year’s Eve, the time of year where it’s totally acceptable to go over the top and wear sparkles head to toe. In today’s post, I’ll show you my go-to outfit and makeup look for the festive period.

Makeup

List of Products

The Base
The Eyes
The Lips

The Base

  • Before I apply any makeup I prep my skin following this routine that you can read here.
  • First of all, I applied two pumps of the Rimmel Long-lasting Foundation in 201 Classic Beige to the back of my hand and then using the MORPHE M439 Buffing Brush buffed the foundation into my face and neck.
  • I then applied the Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer in shade C6.5 to my eyelids, a triangle under my eyes, down the centre of my nose, and on my chin.
  • I then set this using the Revolution luxury Powder in Banana using a damp beauty blender.
  • I then contoured my face using the L’Oreal Stick Foundation In 201 Cappuccino to the hollow of my cheeks, forehead and down the sides of my nose. I then buffed this into my skin with circular motions using my Real Techniques Contour Brush. I then do the same with the contour powder Can’t deal from the Revolution Imogenation Highlight to the Moon Palette.
  • I then applied the I heart Makeup blushing hearts blush to the apple of my cheeks using a No7 blusher Brush.
  • Finally, I applied the highlighter shades Limited Edition and Angelface from the Revolution Imogenation highlight to the moon palette to the cheekbones, browbones, centre of the nose and the Cupid’s bow using a fan brush.

The Eyes.

  • first I apply the NYX eyeshadow base in white all over my eyelid using my fingers.
  • I then applied the darkest grey shade out of the Barry M Smokin’ Hot shadow & blush palette to the crease of my eye using an angled eyeshadow brush.
  • I then applied the Black glitter shade from the same eyeshadow palette to the outer corner creating a slight wing and the crease of my eye using a Real Techniques definer Brush. I then line half of the lower eyelid using the same shade and brush.
  • I then applied the white shade from the Barry M eyeshadow palette and limited edition from the Revolution Imogenation highlight to the moon palette to my eyelid using my finger.
  • I then lined my upper eyelid and give it a slight wing using the NYX Epic Ink Liner.
  • Finally, I applied two coats of Barry M’s Feature-Length Mascara to my upper and lower eyelashes.

Lips

  • I applied Sleek lipstick in Night spot a perfect festive red shade and added the Estée Lauder Pure colour envy lipgloss in flirtatious Magenta. The perfect red gloss lip combo.

And Voila!!

The outfit

The festive period is an excuse to get dressed up and go OTT with your outfit. So when I saw this sparkly flared jumpsuit I knew I had to try it on. I was a bit scared at first as I was worried Camille the camel toe might make an appearance as in some jumpsuits they can be unflattering in that area but this jumpsuit was not one of those. It flattered my figure and wasn’t too long considering I’m only 4″11. I paired it with glitter boots and a black fur coat for full-on glamour.

All the Best for 2019

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋

GRWM – An Everyday Grunge Makeup Look

Hi, my beauty’s, hope all is well can you believe it’s nearly December which means we can start talking about the C word. No, not that C word I mean Christmas. Are you prepared for Christmas or are you like me leave it all to the last minute? Today’s post is all about my favourite go-to makeup look on the days when I can be bothered to make a bit of effort and wear something a bit more than concealer (that doesn’t even cover the bags anymore 😩) and some mascara.

GRWM - An Everyday Grunge Makeup look Selfie 2

List of Products

Base Products

Eye Products

Lips

The Brushes

GRWM- An Everyday Grunge Makeup look brushes

The Base

GRWM - An Everyday Grunge Makeup look Fcae products

  • First of all, I prepped my skin following my skincare routine which you can read here.
  • I then applied a couple of pumps of the Rimmel Lasting Finish with Comfort Serum Foundation in 201 Classic Beige and buffed into my face and neck using the MORPHE M439 Buffing Brush.

GRWM - An Everyday Makeup Look face palettes

  • I then applied the lightest shade of concealer from the Revolution Protection Palette using my finger (as it warms up the cream making it easier to apply and blend), to my eyelid and under the eyes in a triangle, down the centre of my nose and on my chin.
  • I then set this using a damp beauty blender and the powder from the Revolution Protection Pallete.
  • I then contour my face using the Benefit Hoola Bronzing stick, I apply this in the hollows of my cheeks, and on my forehead, I then buff this into my skin with circular motions using the real techniques contour brush. I then do the same with the contour powder from the Revolution Protection Pallet to set the cream contour.
  • I then applied blush from the Revolution ultra Blush Sugar & Spice Palette to the apple of my cheeks using the No7 blush. I have to be careful when applying this blusher as it is highly pigmented and you can end up looking like coco the clown, so I tend to dust the brush off on the back of my hand before applying.
  • Finally, I apply all the 3 powder highlighters from the Sleek Solstice palette using a fan brush to my cheekbones, browbone, Cupid’s bow and bridge of the nose.

The Eyes

GRWM- A Everyday Grunge Makeup look eye Products

  • First I applied the burgundy shade from the Barry M Fall In Love Pallete to the crease of my eyelids using an angled eyeshadow brush and buffed it In.
  • Secondly, I applied the Darkest shade from the same palette using the Real Techniques accent brush to the crease, outer corners and to line the outer lower lash line. I then buffed it in using the Real Techniques deluxe crease brush.
  • I then used the same colour that I used as blush and using my finger I applied this to my eyelid.
  • I then lined my upper and lower lash lines using the Marc Jacobs Highliner.
  • I then lined my upper eyelid and give it a slight wing using the NYX Epic Ink Liner.
  • Finally, I applied a coat of the Barry M’s Feature length Mascara to my upper and bottom eyelashes.

GRWM - A Everyday Grunge Makeup Look

The Lips

GRWM - An Everday Grunge Makeup Look lips

  • First of all, I line my lips with the Model Co’s lip enhancer Illusion lip liner. it’s a nude colour so literally goes with any lipstick shade even the vampy ones.
  • I then applied the Rimmel Kate Lipstick shade In 30 its a burgundy shade and compliments the pink of the eyeshadow.

and voila the finished product!!

Thanks For Reading

Nicolle 💋