Friday, 25 May 2012

Be Right Back - Revision

I mentioned in my Busy Busy and MIA post that I had exams coming up and I'd have to take some time off from my blog to make sure I do as well as possible in my exams so that I can get into uni, so it's a bit of a big deal. Anyway, the time has come. This upcoming week its my birthday and my drama exam in the same week so I definitely need time off  just a little bit before hand to make sure I can keep up with revision and still celebrate my birthday because I'll be 18 god damn it!!!!!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Busy busy and MIA

I know I know! I'm sorrrry!!!! I'm useless.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Clinique Smoothing Cream

I have almost forever had bumpy redness on the back of my arms and some people say it's a zinc deficiency, others extreme dry skin, sensitivity.....the list goes on. Anyway, I've been trying for years to find that perfect product that just makes them disappear, I've used scrubs, supplements and anything that goes with the theories I've been told these bumps are there for. Safe to say none of them worked, but recently to try and combat it I thought I'd try out the Clinique Body Smoothing Cream, you've probably noticed before this point but I'm a huge Clinique skincare fan but I hadn't used any of the body products before. I won't say that this is the miracle product I wanted but it has definitely helped.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Pale Foundation

I was recently asked in an email to do a blog post about good foundation for pale skin, because obviously you've all figured out by now that I'm not exactly the most tanned person in the world. But I have to admit this has been a really difficult post to write and it's taken me a while to cast my mind back through the heaps and heaps of both bad and good foundations and colours that I've tried over the years. Because I have been wearing makeup for a while, longer than you'd expect considering I'm only 17. Anywho, the reason this is so difficult is because everyone is different and with skin especially. Personally, I have yellow undertones to my skin on my body but my face is quite pink so I try to get yellow based foundations to cover that which may not work for you, and pale skin is known for being pink under toned. Even though, I am going to stick to what I know and tell you the best foundations I have used or researched/heard great things about.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Nail Rock Review - Bleached Neon

I was sent a sample of the new Nail Rock line available exclusively from Asos for £6.70 a pop. It's called the bleached neon line and the colour range is absolutely amazing. The description that it's been given is really accurate as well and I honestly can't think of anything other to describe it than bleached neon, it's not bright enough to be neon but it's way too bright to just be called orange...anway, onto the review.
So, I'm really not a fan of nail wraps. I found that they looked rough and unpolished at the tip of my nail, whether I filed it one way or both, so that wasn't the issue. But there just seemed to be like almost shredded looking pieces of the wrap at the top of my nail that wouldn't go away! So, I can one hundred percent safely say I'm not a fan of nail wraps. I've used a few different brands and versions before, I've tried them all over and just on one nail and just bleh. However, some of them haven't even lasted on my nails for the length of time it took me to put them all on, and these ones are soooo strong, even when I tried to pull them off it took a lot of effort and kinda hurt if I'm honest which is well actually good cause it shows the strength of it. Then I do believe their claim that it can last up for ten days.

So the fact that I believe them makes me really sad that I can't give a positive review but I just don't like them and I'm sorry. But I don't want to give too bad a review because I do honestly think that it's down to personal preference and if you get along with nail wraps, that'll be fine for you. Also, it is probably just a product that you need to practise with until you find how it works best. Like I hated the MAC cream colour base Pearl, I just did not like it at all, I thought it looked cakey but after trying it a few different ways it's now my favourite highlighter and I'm essentially scraping at the sides to get every last drop. So, if you have the time to go and give these a go, I'd say they're the best brand I've used, and trust me I've tried so may different nail art ones.

Each pack you buy includes a mini file with Nail Rock printed on it, a wooden cuticle pusher - which is used to tuck the wrap underneath your nail - and an acetone wipe which is part of the preporation of applying them. So essentially everything you need (except a buffing board which they recommend you use) is already supplied to you. Also each pack has more than enough for your nails, you get extras with the various sizes they have, and there's two of each size....stating the obvious a bit but I've honestly used ones with only one that was able to fit my baby finger.

As mentioned earlier, this collection is only available from ASOS but I've seen other lines everywhere from Boots to even Claire's Accesories.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Go check her out!

I made a new friend! I know it may seem shocking but yes, I have. A very sweet girl called Loren recently added me on facebook and we started having a little chat in messages. She's from the same place as me, the same age and has the same passion for makeup so I thought I should share her links with you, because well if you like my videos, you're going to like hers too! So go check her out, she's pretty new so I know she'll appreciate it if you check her out. Anyway, I'll stop talking...

Her youtube channel...and blog.

I'm hoping one day we'll be able to make a few videos together for you guys!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Everyday Eyes Tutorial

Just a simple makeup look that's very wearable and very neutral. I used to wear colours on my eyes all the time, but now I gravitate to neutral eyes and bright lips. Anyway, I hope you enjoy. All the products used are pretty affordable too so I hope you guys appreciated that.

Don't forget to subscribe to my channel. There'll be more videos and posts around soon.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Montagne Jeunesse - Skin Heroes Review

I was kindly sent the new 'Skin Heroes' line from Montagne Jeunesse, and I was ecstatic because as most of you will know, I'm from South Wales and that's where Montagne Jeunesse is based - believe it or not with that French name. It was really nice to gain this opportunity because I only recently found out they were based in Port Talbort when the local news featured them in a piece about the economy. So I feel a sense of pride at this review, which is quite sad I know but still.