Saturday, 28 April 2012

Avon Mask Review



It's probably reflected with the amount of posts I've been doing on this subject at the moment but recently skincare has been a huge thing for me. I've been playing around with new things and giving my skin some time to breath a lot as well. I've even been looking into new things like tanning to experiment with but for now, here's a review on an oldie but a goody. It's two of my favourite skincare products that are an amazing treat for my skin, surprisingly their from the same brand, Avon. Their Planet Spa face masks go for £3 a pop and they're amazing.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Klout Account

Along with all the other social networking things I'm doing at the moment, klout is a new one I've joined. It's not really that exciting but it's a sort of influence measure-er (oh god, what's the real word?) and you eventually get perks for what you're status.

Anyway my account is here, please go check it out and if you make an account, put me as an influencer.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Review


These were launched in the US a while ago, and I saw loads of tutorials with them. I wasn't really that sold, I was still convinced that they were going to be the same as most cream shadows and crease still. I just never really get along with cream shadows, they always crease and leave me a bit annoyed afterwards but when these were released in the UK there was a 3 for 2 sale in Boots, so I couldn't resist and picked up the Immortal Charcoal colour to give it a shot. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Brand Review: ELF


I really wanted to do a series of ‘brand’ reviews for brands that get a little bit of flack for quality, price or just that I would think would be fun to review, and ELF or eyes lips face, is the first in my series of these. Let me know if you have any suggestions that you’d like to see and I’ll willingly do them.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

'Coming out' about Youtube/Blogging


If like me you blog/YouTube then you'll know that sometimes it's a little awkward to tell people about it. Blogging is often seen as a bit of an odd thing to do, and most people don't understand my obsession with makeup st the best of times, let alone when they learn that I spend my spare time writing about it on the internet. And telling people there are videos of you putting on makeup on the Internet doesn't go down much better.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Update - Mum


I mentioned in my This or That Tag video that my mum was in cast from breaking your leg and I had some really nice messages asking if she was okay and how she did it etc. So I just wanted to give you a quick update on how she's doing.

She's been out of cast for a few weeks now, her leg was an old break so she actually was only in cast for 3 weeks which is amazing. While she broke it, she'd pulled all the tendons off and that's what caused the break. So her leg is still pretty weak now even though it's out of cast and she still gets a lot of pain but she just has to sort of grin and bear it at the moment until she builds it all back which sucks but hey, at least she's not still hopping around on crutches. 

She's doing okay and is slowly getting better, thank you all for your kind messages. It really reminds me just how glad I am that I got into this and started YouTube. I've passed on all your kind messages, and again thank you.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Makeup Idols


As almost a follow up to my recent favourite makeup trend this is a list of my top ten makeup idols from all eras.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

RevitaLash Review


I was sent this amazing product for reviewing purposes and I don’t know if anyone else has had the same problem, but well I’ve been losing eyelashes a lot more than usual recently and it’s really bothering me that my eyelashes are going to be thinner and thinner. And a guinea pig of mine has been growing out her eyebrows that have been insanely patchy whenever she’s tried to do it before so I thought I’d test this out on her brows and lashes too. When I received the product I was shocked to find out the backstory of this product, a doctor developed Revitalash for his wife who was suffering from cancer and lost her eyelashes, and related to this a % of sales goes to the breast cancer trust to try and help find a cure.



Also, it is recommended as a good product for older women to restore your eyelashes to how they were where in younger years, and actually, since I thought I had enough information for a review I’ve given it to my nan and in two days she’s noticed that her lashes are stronger, but no visible difference yet, I’ll post an update when she does! Anyway, for the point I made earlier about the state of my lashes and they’re unhealthy nature. I found that the revitalash made a difference in making my eyelashes thicker and stronger, I don’t think even one fell out over the length of the time I tested them. I added it to my bottom lashes every now and then too, which I think made the most difference, they’re sooooo long and thick now compared to how they were before. I barely even had lower lashes, they were just sort of meh there but now if I put mascara on my lower lashes I don’t need any sort of eyeliner because they just look so thick and strong.

I’m getting a little bit ahead of myself here aren’t I? I was sent the Revitalash Advanced Formula for testing with the new ‘soft touch’ packaging. It’s really luxurious looking and just gorgeous in general both with the primary (tube) packaging and secondary (the box) looking luxurious and expensive. The only thing I will say is that the box looks sort of masculine with the combination of that specific navy and grey it almost reminded me of the packaging for some Nivea for Men products. It currently retails for £97 a pop, but the results it gives is definitely worth it if you can put some money away and make this investment. I can swear that it works, and well so can RevitaLash, they have done so many clinical studies to make sure that it works and that it does everything you want and more. I’m not joking it’s been ophthalmologist tested, dermatologist tested, allergy tested, clinically tested, and non-irritating. One that I thought was important is that they’ve been confirmed to cause ‘practically no ocular irritation’ I can blink and get an eye infection so if it hasn’t affected me adversely, I doubt it will do anything to you because honestly my eyes are so sensitive.

Application is quick, simple and easy, it’s also not hard to remember. I kept it in the pot of my makeup collection and every night when I took my makeup off I would pop it on before going to bed. You can only use it once a day too so that’s a good time to do it I think. The results for my also came within a week, my eyelashes just got so strong and not one fell out which is like a miracle for me. I was expecting it to be strong in scent, and thought it would be tingly and irritating on my skin but you could hardly feel it was there, and for something that works that well to feel like literally a tiny bit of water, it’s just brilliant.

Anyway, I’ve spoken enough. Here’s the before and after from guinea pig for you to see the difference. Also her eyelashes are naturally a lot darker than mine so you can physically see the difference, whereas mine are blonde without mascara.


Before
After

I think the most noticeable difference is on her eyebrows, but she caved and plucked them. But I can safely say, trust me it made them grow back and her eyelashes looked amazing later that day when I did her makeup. The tiniest amount of mascara and they looked gorgeous.


You can buy RevitaLash here.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Mascara Vs


This post is a breakdown of a few mascara's I've tried in different price ranges and the pros and cons of each, I've previously said highend mascaras don't make much difference to the low end ones...so let's see how this pans out.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Graze Box Free Code!

Since my first video on Graze Box, I've gained a good few more subscribers and I'm guessing most of you haven't even seen that video...but to be honest, I don't particularly recommend it. It was supposed to be a 'Tips for when you're Sick' video but everything you can imagine went wrong and I ended up just filming the next thing I could think of. So I'm not in the most happy mood of my youtube career.

BUT! I did give out something pretty cool and helpful, a free code for the site Graze Box! So here's a little reminder of it, because it's so nommy and healthy so there's a few reasons to pay for it, but you can get a free box with this code, and sometimes they give extra half price off codes after that too! So go to graze.com and enjoy:

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Friday, 13 April 2012

Magazine Samples

Are magazine samples worth the hype they get? From Benefit teaming up with Glamour to the little samples stuck in Vogue every month. If you buy magazines you will always see offers from magazines for free products. It's clearly to try and reach a wider audience but what do you guys think about magazine samples? Are they a waste of time to get what's usually a deluxe sample or are they a good way to find new favourite reads/ or new brands?



Thursday, 12 April 2012

Barry M Lip Lacquer Crayon - #03


I've only ever mentioned my Barry M products in my makeup collection video but I want to do a really super duper uber quick review of the Lip Lacquer crayon I have.  

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

This or That Tag Video

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My.TV Video

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Career Talk


I’m not going to deny that I took inspiration from ViviannaDoesMakeup especially because I’m looking into the same career path as her, but I wanted to do my own version in a really quick blog post but I have no idea how detailed this will end up being. And, I might use a few British terminologies of things that are related to my university applications so if you have any questions just comment and ask and I’ll reply asap!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Free Products

I've recently been sent a few free products for review, both through youtube and my blog, and although there's a disclaimer at the bottom of my blog, I'm doing this under the assumption that you haven't to make this post a little bit easier to write.


The disclaimer at the bottom is pretty condensed because there's a limit on what I can say but anyway it's here: 
Some blogs are sponsored, all opinions are my own and I am not pressured to give positive reviews
That sort of sums up what I'm trying to say to you guys in this post. I just wanted to assure you that although I may have been blogging about products that have been sent to me that doesn't mean that what I'm saying to you is any different than what I would be saying if I had bought the products with my own money. I've never been asked or pressured by any companies to say only positive things, and I do try and give a pretty rounded review to you guys whether I buy things or not so I hope I've been succeeding.

That's all I really have to say, ti's sort of a blog defending my intentions and promising you guys that every word that comes out of my mouth is true. I test all the products on different skin types too by using my 'guinea pig friends' who all have different skin than me to try and show you all what the products will do for you if you're not like me...I hope that makes sense. Just a quick side note while I'm talking about the guinea pigs, I'm thinking about naming them and making a page with their photos on it so I could be like guinea 1 and you would all universally know what skin type etc. I was talking about by checking out the 'guinea pig' page. - It would be in the same format as my contact me page. 
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Okay, so I have defended my virtue and honour, time to leave you guys to it, keep scrolling!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Top 5 Eye Products


1. MAC Eyeshadow - Sable
MAC seems to be coming out on top in these little series of top 5, I wonder if the next lot will be able to put that to shame. Anyway, it was close with the urban decay palettes but I couldn't justify that with the amount of fallout that you get from those pallettes, so MAC eyeshadow in general wins! It doesn't particularly matter what the exact shade is but for reference I went with Sable because that's one of my everyday favourites, but I also love Sketch, and well a whole other host of amazing shadows.

2. Urban Decay Primer Potion
This product has earned legend status among beauty bloggers and youtubers over the years, it's a brilliant primer that does exactly what it's supposed to without difficulty. It stops eyeshadow from creasing and does keep them put all day and night. It's so popular now that when I watch a tutorial where they use something else for their primer, I feel a little bit of shock and betrayal. It's brilliant, I'm assuming you all must have heard of it if not tried it by now! 

3. Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo
These have been a new favourite of mine and a review will be up of the ones I have soon, but I'm probably going to end up buying all if not most of the brand. I have eternal gold, on and on bronze and immortal charcoal at the moment and they're brilliant to throw on your eyelids with a bit of liner and mascara for the school day. I've actually done a look going out as well by using Eternal Gold on my lid and On and On Bronze in my crease layered with a couple of eyeshadows and I don't think I've had that many comments about my makeup ever, almost every girl I spoke to said something about it. That's how brilliant they are.


4. Urban Decay NYC Pallete
As briefly mentioned earlier, these do have a lot of fall out but they're brilliant shadows in a range of colours that you could even need plus a travel sized primer potion and two 24/7 eyeliners! I loved this palette so much and I was given it for christmas a few years ago, any big event I go to or if I want a colourful look, I instantly grab this pallete for some inspiration. I don't know how anyone couldn't love this! It's pretty expensive but just look at everything you're getting in here...I can't stress enough how good these are. As long as you're okay with handling fall out that is.

5. Rimmel Exxagerate Eyeliner
This is a new favourite as I only bough tit to replace my MAC Fluidline within the last two weeks but I struck gold with this eyeliner. I forgot just how much I loved liqquid liners and how brilliant a makeup line Rimmel were throughout the last few months, but safe to say I've learned from my mistakes. This doesn't budge once I've put it on, and I have pretty watery eyes so that's the number one thing I look for mostly in liner, mascara etc.

I do have a few more of these coming out o let me know if you like them, and tell me your top 5's!




Thursday, 5 April 2012

Herbalife Review


I was sent some products to review from a skincare brand I've never heard of, and up-keeping with the skincare turn my blog has taken lately, I decided to tell you guys all about it...



Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Lush - 5 Pots = Free Mask!


As you may have seen in my Makeup Collection Video, I've been collecting up my Lush Pots to get a free face mask, and this week I finished my 5th pot and did it!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Silly Lips Video Review

After receiving some Silly Lips products I decided that I wanted to video review them instead of traditionally on here....anyway, I hope you enjoy, subscribe to my channel for more videos like this. 

Ebay and new blog love!

Not so long ago ViviannaDoesMakeup did a sort of shout out tweet to Vipxo and oh god am I happy that I clicked that link and followed her! She is an amazing fashion blogger and the most amazing ebay designer replica hunter lady in the world. She has got me spending way too much money on clothes, accessories and anything else I can find cheap on ebay for that matter.