Product Empties

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I have gathered a few Product Empties. So, I thought that I would let you know my opinion on them and whether or not I will be repurchasing. 

Maybelline Baby Skin
Baby Skin is a a primer, which claims to be an 'Instant Pore Eraser'. I really loved using this product. It was a great base for my foundation and definitely increased the lasting power of my make up. In my case, it did a really good job of making my pores less visible. It also made my skin feel a lot smoother. I am pretty sure I will be repurchasing this is the near future.

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
As you might already know, I am a huge Lush fan. I bought the Bubblegum Lip Scrub quite a while ago and recently rediscovered it. It tastes and smells delicious and has a similar scent to Lush's Snow Fairy Shower Gel (which is one of my all time favourite Lush products). It makes your lips feel so soft and stops them from being dry. Lush also sell this in different flavours, so if I repurchase this, I might try a different one out.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Flex Mascara
I used to use this mascara a lot and repurchased it more than once. It has a nice formula that lengthens your lashes and gives them more volume. The wand is a lot bigger than most, so you don't need to apply loads. As much as I liked this mascara, I probably will not repurchase it any time soon because there are so many others that I would like to try out. 

L'Oreal Elnette Satin Heat Protect Styling Spray
This is a heat protecting spray, designed to use before you straighten your hair, to keep it straight for up to 3 days. I love this. It keeps my hair straight, as well as making it look and feel softer and shinier. It also smells amazing. I am really sad that it has run out and I will definitely be repurchasing it again soon.

Thank you for reading about my Product Empties

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My Favourite Real Techniques Brushes

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I absolutely love Real Techniques brushes. So, today, I am going to tell you about five of my favourite.

Base Shaddow Brush
This brush is great to use for applying eyeshaddow and blending it out. The brush is so soft and gentle and applies the eyeshaddow smoothly and evenly.

Buffing Brush
This is probably my all time favourite Real Techniques Brush. I use it everyday to apply foundation. Again, like every other Real Techniques brush, it is so soft and gentle. It leaves an air brushed finish and blends out foundation to make it look very natural.

Deluxe Crease Brush
Since having this brush, I have never used it for eyeshaddow, although I keep meaning to try it for this. Instead I use it to blend in concealer. I find that it is the perfect shape and size for applying concealer to under eye circles. It is also great for applying concealer to spots and blemishes and covers them perfectly.

Contour Brush
I love this brush for contouring. It is such a good shape and is perfect for getting into your cheekbones. I have seen a lot of people use this brush in different ways, for example highlighting and for applying blush. I have only used it for contouring so far, but I would love to see how else it can be used.

Brow Brush
This, again, is a brush that I use on a daily basis. I use it to apply eyeshaddow to my eyebrows. I love the shape and it makes it easy to evenly apply the eyshaddow. It is great for shaping brows too.

Real Techniques Brushes are extremely soft and gentle and lovely to use. They are all very well priced and overall I love them.

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Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick Review

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I had heard a lot of good things about the Rimmel Kate Lipsticks, so when I was in Superdrug a couple of months ago, I decided to pick up a couple of them. I was not disappointed!

The two shades that I bought were 01 and 05. Shade 01 is a deep red, which is a colour I would wear more for special occasions, than on a daily basis. Shade 05 is more of a pink and is quite natural, so I tend to wear this a lot more regularly.

These lipsticks are matte but still very creamy and smooth. I have found that they are not too drying unless you wear them very often, but in that case I just add some lipbalm underneath and my lips are fine. 

It has great pigmentation and also lasts for a long time. When applying the lipstick, you don't need to use a lot because a little goes a long way, especially with Shade 01. Another great thing about them is that they smell amazing, very sweet and fruity, and the smell is long-lasting, as well as the lipstick.

I really love the packaging of this collection because it is so simple but still looks so lovely and sleek. They cost £5.49, which I think is a good price, when it is such a good product.

Overall, I love these lipsticks and will definitely look at buying more in the near future.

Let me know if you have tried any of these lipsticks and, if so, what you think of them.

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Lush Christmas Wishlist

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I am a huge fan of Lush and I also love Christmas, so when these two things come together, I find it very exciting. Lush always have a great range of products at Christmas, so I am very happy that it has reached the time of year when the Christmas stock is out.

Here are some of the things that are on my Lush Christmas Wishlist.


From top left and then across:

1. Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
2. Snow Angel Bath Melt
3. Father Christmas Bath Bomb
4. Dashing Santa Bath Bomb
5. Snow Fairy Shower Gel
6. The Christmas Penguin Bath Bomb
7. The Melting Snowman Bath Melt
8.Star Light, Star Bright Bath Melt
9. The Christmas Hedgehog Bubble Bar

Some of these products are new to me and I haven't tried them before. But, some I love a lot and that is the reason they are on my wishlist.

My favourite product on this wishlist, is the Snow Fairy Shower Gel. It is one of the nicest smelling products throughout the whole of Lush. It is seasonal and is only out at Christmas, so when I buy it, I try to make it last as long as possible before it runs out.

I love Lush's creativity when it comes to bath bombs and bath melts. There are always so many different ideas, shapes and scents to choose from.

Let me know your favourite Lush products at Christmas or any that you want to try.

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Think Pink || Breast Cancer Awareness

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Cancer is obviously a huge problem that affects so many people all around the world.

For those of you who do not know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and their colour theme is pink. So, I thoughts that I would tell you about some of my favourite pink products.

Nail Varnish- Tanya Burr Mini Marshmallow
Mini marshmallow is a very pale pink colour, which is great because I love pales and whites on my nails. It has a good formula and is very long lasting, but it sometimes takes a while to dry, so it is not the one to go for if you are in a rush. It is running out though and beginning to dry up, so I might need too start thinking about buying some more.

Lipstick- Rimmel Kate Shade 05
For lipstick, my favourite pink is from the Rimmel Kate collection. It is a lovely colour, which is matte and also very long lasting. I will be doing a full review of this within the next week or so.

Perfume- Just Pink by Next
Just Pink is a very popular range within Next and includes lots of different products. I have loved the Just Pink perfume for quite a while now. It is a very strong, sweet and girly scent. It is also very cheap and affordable.

Candle- Red Berry and Jasmine
I picked this candle up in Primark a couple of weeks ago, which I mentioned in my Autumn Haul. It was only 80p. It is an extremely sweet smell and I know not everybody likes that, but I love it!

Thank you so much for reading about my favourite pink products.

If you are concerned about cancer or know someone who is, please get it checked out because it is better treated early.

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Primark Aztec Nails

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If you are anything like me, hearing the words 'Primark Nails' will make you expect cheap and tacky nails that fall of and don't fit your fingers.

However, about a year or so ago, I was in Primark when I came across their wide selection of false nails in many different colours and patterns. Given that they were only £1 per packet, I thought why not and picked up a few different patterns.

I was pleasantly surprised, first of all at how well they fit. I have always struggled to find false nails that are the right size for me, but these fit perfectly. I also love the shape of them too.

On a recent trip to Primark, I decided to pick up some blue and pink aztec style nails because of how much I had loved them before. 

First of all, I love this pattern. It is very quirky and fun with lovely colours. I also love the length because they are long but not so long that they are unmanageable. I have never really had super long nails so this is a nice change, as I don't wear false nails very often.

They also last for a good length of time and the good thing about them is that if one nail comes off, you can just stick it back on, using the adhesive glue that they come with.

If you live in an area where there is a Primark, I would definitely recommend trying them out. If you have tried them out let me know.

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Halloween Cupcakes

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I love Halloween a lot, so I thought that I would do a post about making Halloween cupcakes, as I also love baking.

I did two different designs. One with a spiders web and one with a spider, but they are easy designs to change and fit to what you like.

The first thing that I did was make the cake batter. For this you can use your favourite recipe or any vanilla cupcake recipe. 

Once I had made the cake batter I divided it into two bowls. Then I used gel food colouring to colour each bowl of batter. The two colours that I went for were green and red, which I though were quite halloween themed and looked like a mix between slime and blood. (They are also chrimassy colours, so they would work for that occasion as well.)



After this, I put a small amount of each colour batter in the cupcake cases. It created a layered effect and I thought that it came out really well.





Next I put them in the oven for around 25 minutes, but it depends on what your recipe instructs. Once they were finished in the oven, I left them to cool and made the icing.


Again with the buttercream icing, you can use any recipe that you want, although most are pretty similar.

Once I had made the buttercream I divided it into four bowls. Three of the bowls had roughly the same amount in and then the final had just a small spoon of icing (this is kept white and used for  the spiders eyes). I coloured the other bowls orange, green and black, again using the gel food colouring because it gives a more bright and vibrant colour.



I covered half of the cakes with green icing and half with orange. To spread it I used a palette knife, but you can just use a regular butter knife.




FOR THE SPIDER WEB DECORATION

First of all you will need a piping bag with a nozzle that has a small circle in the end. Then fill the bag with the black buttercream. You will need to create a dot in the middle of the orange cake and take 8 lines from the center dot to the edge of the cake. 



Then you need to create little semi circles between each line, which will give you the spider web effect. You will need to do this all the way round the cake, one near the center dot and one further towards the edge of the cake.



FOR THE SPIDER DESIGN

Again you will need to use the same piping bag and nozzle with the black buttercream icing. You will need to create a big circle in the middle of the green cake to start off with. Then to make the legs you will need to create eight triangle shapes, four on each side.


For the eyes, you need to put a small dot of white icing and then an even smaller dot of black on top of that.


So now you are left with your two final designs. You can repeat this as many times as you like on each of the cakes. I just left some plain green because I ran out of black icing but it is completely up to you how you do them.
  





As you can see, when you cut them open, you are left with a red and green marble effect.


If you try these out, let me know.

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Mini Autumn Haul

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Yesterday, a few of my friends and I went shopping. I picked up a few little things that are more suitable for this time of year.I didn't by loads but I thought that I would show you what I picked up anyway.

The first things that I will show you, I bought from Lush. I am a HUGE Lush fan so I was very proud of myself for only picking up three things, which were all the bath bombs and they came in a pink bag which I love!


The first one I got was So White, which I think only comes out at Christmas and smells so lovely.


The second one that I bought was the Luxury Lush Pad. I find this one so exciting because it is filled with so many different colours. 


The last one that I bought was the Blackberry Bath Bomb. I am not sure if I have tried this one before but it smells incredible and I am so excited to use it.


The next thing that I will show you is a cream knit jumper which I bought from H&M. As I live in England, it is getting a bit colder now so I thought that it was the perfect time to buy it and it was £14.99 which I thought was pretty good. I went for a size medium even though I am usually a size small so that it was a bit baggy which makes it cosier. This meant that the sleeves were a bit long so as you can see I rolled them up a little.


The next place that we went to was Primark. 
The first thing that I picked up was a pair of fluffy ankle boots. I have been looking for a pair like this for a while and when I saw them for £18, I had to buy them.


The next thing that I found was when I was queuing up. I found a Red Berry and Jasmine Candle for 80p and I figured that it would have been rude to have left it there. It is a very strong sweet scent so it is not everybody's cup of tea but I love the smell.


The last things are from Newlook.

I bought a black dress, which isn't really specifically for the autumn because isn't really suitable for cold weather. But I love it. Also it was half price and who doesn't love a sale?


Also, in Newlook I bought a little silver layered necklace and it goes with the dress that I bought as well.



What have you all been buying for autumn/fall?

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Undress Me Too Eyeshaddow Palette || Product Review

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Who doesn't want to find a great product for a great price?

In the past I have had a love, hate relationship with MUA. I mostly love their products but I have used a few that I have not been a fan of.

So, when I saw that they were selling an eyeshaddow palette with 12 neutral shades for just £4, I wasn't sure if it would be very good. I put off buying it for a while, for no reason other than the fact I had a lot of other palettes and eyeshaddows that I wanted to try out. After coming across this again in Superdrug a couple of months ago, I decided to buy it.

This palette, of course, is the Undress Me Too Palette.

I instantly fell in love with it and it is hard to believe that it was so cheap. The palette contains a mixture of matte and shimmery shades. They are all neutral colours but some are metallic looking, which I love because it gives a different kind of look to one I am used to.



The colours that it contains (in order of the palette and swatches):
Naked
Devotion
Shy
Fiery 
Lavish
Dreamy
Tranquil 
Exposed 
Reveal
Wink
Obsessed
Corrupt

I have found that the colour Lavish is good for filling in my brows, as it is one of the matte shades and a pretty good colour match (although it is a bit lighter than I would usually go for).

Another colour that I have been loving is Corrupt. It is black with the tiniest bit of shimmer, which you really can't see once you have applied it. I like to use this either along the top or bottom of my eyes to line them and it can also be smudged out to create a smokier effect.

One of the colours that I am not the biggest fan of, is Naked. As you can see from the swatch, it is a very pale colour which is actually quite hard to see and doesn't really show up to well.

As for lasting power, the eyeshaddows last for quite a while. It is not perfect and if you are planning on wearing it for the whole day, it will probably need topping up towards the end. So far, it has been fine for the lengths of time that I have been using it.

The pigmentation of these shaddows are pretty good. They are quite powdery and leave a bit of dust but other than that, I am a big fan of the palette.

Have any of you tried out this palette? Let me know.




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