Beauty Product I Have Been Loving

Today I thouight I would share with you some of the beauty products which I have been loving over the past few months I could not tell you how long some of them I have been using however, these are the ones which I have been reaching for every single time I have been wearing make up. As you can see from the picture some of these are actually tools which I have been using rather than an actual product.

The first product which I have been using to apply my foundation is actually a beauty sponge I think this one was part of a pack which I purchased from Primark a few months back. I know this one is in deprate need of a clean this is a job which I really need to get done at some stage soon. I think the pack which I got had around 5 different make up sponges and I have been using the pink one which you can see in the picture as well as a smaller orange one which I use under the eyes.This pack was around the £2 mark and for sure is somethng which I can see myself purchasing again in the future. I love the way it makes your foundation look it does not make it seem like it is cakey at all instead it is more of a natural finish and this is something which I am always looking for. Recently I have acutally got the beauty blender that this is a dupe for so I will be intrested to see how the this compares to the orgainal.

Real techniques brushes are something which I have used for a long time now it must be at least 4/5 years and it is not until you try another brand of brushes that you realise how amazing these ones are. They are not too weighty which I find amazing because frequently will I have to travel with them they also I have found do not allow you to apply too much make up. The eye brushes allow you to blend out eyeshadow making it look like you have made such an effort and spent a long time blending when this is not the case at all. I think my favourites out of the ones which I own is the blusher brush is very soft and easy to clean which is great for busy people like me however, the element which I like the most is the fact that you can blend which does save you looking like a clown for sure a look that nobody wants at all.

All these early mornings and late nights end up taking their toll which means that I need a concealer which is going to make me look like I am wake and full of energy even when this may not be the case. My trusty Rimmel Wake Me Up Concelear for sure make me look like I have had hours of sleep of course I have to blend this out with the beauty sponges which I mentioned. This for sure hides the those tired eyes by lightening them up this is a concealer which I would only recommend using under your eyes. The reason behind this is because of the fact that it is a highlighting concelear which means that it would make spots even more obvious something which nobody wants at all. This is a product which I will continue to repurchase because we all know more sleep is something us mum’s and students always need this product will not break the bank because I think it is only around the £5-6 mark and I find that a tube of this last me around 3/4 months depending on how tired and how much I reach for it.

Boujous healthy mix foundation is another product which makes me look like I have had a bit more sleep than I have an that my skin is more healthy and radient than it actually is. It is like putting on some magic cream which makes you look a lot more awake a look which I think most of us need in January when it is a bit grim outside. I find this foundation is medium/high coverage which means that it covers all of the blemishes and the majority of spots which I get however, if I get a bad spot I sometimes do need to still use concelear to hid it. This does have a natural dwey finish which I know may not be to everyone’s taste but for me I think it looks like my skin but better and this is the look which I would rather be achieving. This is a foundation which is actually under £10 and will not make you look orange at all which is a bonus for me because this for sure is not a look at would want at all.

Who doesn’t want better eyelashes for me I always want them to look like they have more volume and a little bit more length than they actually do. For the past couple of years I have been using the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara which I have found has always been doing the trick some how it manages to make your lashes longer and give them volume without making them look like spider legs. I have found that on day which I have not been wearing mascara I look like I am very tired because my eyes look less open therefore looking less wake than I actually am. Again this product is not one which is going to damage the old bank balance too much as it is around £5-6 but this does start to dry out after a few months however, I do actually prefer it when it is drying out. I know you are meant to replace your mascara every 3 months however, I have to admit this is not something which I do currently.

Rimmel 107 is a shade which people were raving about a few years ago for me it is one of the most perfect winter shade it is a kind of dark red colour which I always seem to reach for at this time of year maybe because I think that it suits been with a paler skin tone something which I have to rock at this time of year. |For me it does look like a berry tone red shade this is a lipstick which I have found to wear evenly which means that you do not end up having lines where it has worn away again thsi si a lipstick whcih I can wear for 3-4 hours without having to reapply this includes me eating and drinking throughout this time. I can not remember how much this lipstick is however, one thing which I am aware of is that it is actually under £5.

Seen as most of these products have been around the £5 mark I thought I would share with you a couple which I have been loving which have not fallen into this bracket. The first been the Benefit Goof Proof eyebrow pencil for sure this is something which I love it allows me to make my brows look a little bit neater in between getting them wax or threaded I love to have neat but natural brows. I did get colour matched by a lovely lady called Sian who matched me to shade 4 I feel like I never have found a pencil which is so soft and you can actually work with. The spoolie on the other end means that you do not have to carry one around with you which is always a bonus when you want your brows too look neat.

The final product which I have been loving is the Diesel Loverdose perfume this is the scent which I can be found wearing on the weekend more than when I am just at uni. This is actually like no other scent which I have found previously to me it is a little bit dark this could be due to one of the key notes actually been liquorice and rich vanilla. This is something which I can smell for a long time after applying it usually I can smell it when I go to bed which is at least 10 hours after applying it. I adore the bottle of this as well I think this is one of the first reasons I picked up this perfume for sure you could attract all of the men wearing this.

What products have you been loving recently?

Charlotte x

August Favoruites

I know only a couple of weeks ago maybe it was not even that long at the moment time is passing very fast for me I shared the products which I class as my summer essentials however, this did not include any make up or anything else. Since it is close to the end of the month I though that I would share the make up which I have been loving this month.

The first product which I have been loving is this quad from Fleur De Force I think the name of it is actually called Cosmic Bronze. I purchased this at the start of the year because I thought I would get a bit of wear out of it and it was reduced. I am not a huge fan of the youtuber hype I would not purchase it just because a youtuber has brought out a range of new products. However, this pallete has an amazing pigmentation and I have noticed that it does last all day I can apply this early in the morning and then when I take my make up off at the day and then it is still on. I use every single shade out of the quad and then one which I used the most is the bottom left which I have found a shade like no other that I own. I would love to try other products the range because I have not been left disappointed by this product. I wish Fleur would bring out more quads as I know she only has two and they are so affordable. 
Another reason why I may have been loving the quad so much maybe because of the Urban Decay Primer Potion which helps your eyeshadow stay on and look as vivid as the moment you applied it. This is something which I have needed because of the fact that this month it has been warm which means that the make up is close to sweating off and when it has been raining this product also helps it stay on your face. I am also giving the stay all night setting spray a mention even though I have run out of it now it is something which I have been using every single time I have been wearing makeup. 

For a while I have not found a base which I have loved but recently I finished my colourstay and have been trailing a few bases since then and this is when I found my love again for the boujois healthy mix serum. This foundation gives me a healthy glow which is something which I look for it is not drying or too matte for me it almost gives you a dewy finish which means that it does look like you have a healthy glow in the summer this is something I am looking for. The coverage is a medium one which can be built up if you are looking for a higher coverage which I have done when I have been going out. This is one which I know that I am going to repurchase however, the fact that my lid does not stay on the foundation is one thing which really bugs me because I feel like I could lose so much of the foundation because of it pumping when it is in my makeup bag.

The final two items are lipsticks which I love this month. The first one is a blogging cult classic and it is the Rimmel 107 which is a staple autumn lipstick however, I have decided that I would crack it out this month because of the fact that we have had some dull days I and I decicided that I wanted to cheer myself up by wearing one of my favourite lipsticks. I even have cracked out my leather jacket out which I usually only have in the autumn months. This is an amazing berry shade and it seems to last a long time as well you can eat and drink and the lipstick can still be seen and it doesn’t have horrible wear line.

The final item which I have loved this month is a lipstick from Lush come on you did not think I could do a favouites without including a lush product did you. I know make up is not what we think of them doing however, Desire is one of their liquid lipsticks which I have worn for over 6 hours without reapplying and touching up and it has still been on my lips. Yes it does mean that you have a little bit of wear but it still looks amazing it keeps so bright as well. It is a classic red which you can pair with anything it does smudge a little bit if you touch it too much before you let it dry so this is something to be aware of. I love how easy it is to wear it is not too drying which is great you do not need to make sure that your lips are in amazing condition to pull of this lipstick unlike with other liquid lipsticks.

What have your favouites been this month?

Charlotte x

Use 6 by Christmas – Update 2

Hi Guys

It has been about a month since I last posted about this challenge were I am trying to use 6 products up before Christmas now we are in the final month and I am becoming scared that I am not going to get everything finished. This is ok with me as I have made progress on them and can always roll them over into the next seasonal challenge I do.

Before we start as you might imagine I actually finished four of these products which I am so happy about however. I am unsure if I will actually finish the other items off if this makes sense.

The first product which I used up was the Body shop Love etc perfume which I can not repurchase due to the fact that it has been discontinued I think it was like 3 years ago which shows how long I have had this product. I have decided that I am going to use up another perfume which I have had for a while which is the Fergie Outspoken Intense perfume this is going to be my everyday perfume for now until it has been used up and it is nearly full.

The next is The Body Shop Lip Balm in Cranberry I have hardly used this product again this month I feel like I have used it a couple of times because it really is too sticky for me. I have put this next to my bed in order to see if it makes me use any more of it up. Hopefully it will because it is a product which I really want to use up very soon as I have had it so long but I don’t see myself using it all before Christmas so this may be in my next seasonal challenge.

John Freida bleach blonde shampoo is another one which I have used up this month. I only have to use this once a week it means I don’t get through a lot of this. I actually am going to miss this product and this started out as once which I didn’t like and wanted to completely use it up but now I like it that much that I may purchase it after I have used all the shampoos which I have in the house.  I have now decided that I am going to try the Lush Big shampoo I will let you know how I get on with this 

The Lush Salted Coconut scrub is the third item and this is one which I am glad out of my bathroom because I really am not a fan of the the scent this reminds me of playdough so this will not be repurchased and the fact I know I have a ton of other scrubs to use which was not helping me want to use it up. I have decided to use a Ted Baker scrub up next again this is not my favouite however I got in for Christmas a few years ago so I want use it before it goes bad if that is possible. 


The next item I have is the Lush Mask of Magnanimity I think I have only used this product once in the whole of this month this may be due to not having time to take baths and this is when I use this product. I am not going to finish this time unless I use is a hell of lot this month. Because I love it would rather enjoy it rather than just use it up because of this challenge but I may actually make a dent in this because I am going to be off uni which means that I can treat my skin more as i will have only more time

The final item which I used up was  the Lush let the good time roll cleanser which I feel like only lasted a couple of days after the last update, I have repurchased however, I decided to try the limited edition Buche de Noel which Joe helped me pick out and to be honest I am loving so that’s some boyfriend points for him.  

Are you doing a challenge like this, if so how are you getting on?

Charlotte x

NARS Haul

Hi Guys

Today I am going to share with you a number of products which I purchased when I went to Selfridges in Birmingham. I decided that I really needed to treat myself to some new makeup as some of mines are running out or I just fancied a change. Who knows these products may give you some inspiration on what to add to your Christmas list. I apologise that I have taken everything nearly out of the boxes this was so that I could carry it home as I had very limited space due to getting loads of items for Jess as well.

The first item which I purchased is a really boring one it a pump for sheer glow I purchased mine and they had no pumps available at the time so I kept saying I would order one online however it meant that the postage was more expensive than the actual item so I never got around to it. So will I was near a NARS counter I decided to pick it up so I don’t use as much sheer glow every time I use it. I think this was around £3.50 which annoys me because I feel like you pay enough for the foundation it should come with a pump.

For a while I have had my eye on the Creamy Radiant concealer however, I was unsure what shade I would be I could guess but I didn’t want to spend £18.50 to have got it wrong. This was the reason I actually went to NARS I got the shade 2 Vanilla after I asked the really nice sales assistant if she could colour match me and this is what we decided. In truth, this was the shade which I was going to order online anyway at least in the future if I like the product I can do this.

I also decided that I could do with a higher end foundation for when knew that I was going to have foundation on all day. This lead me to purchasing all day weightless foundation because I have read so many amazing reviews on it and I love sheer glow I though thought why not go ahead and try it. I had it on all day and loved it even though I cried a fair few times the foundation still looked amazing minus the tear lines. This is one which I am going to be testing when I know I have things which are going to require me to look nice all day for example when I go working in the summer I feel like this is going to be a good time to use this foundation not that I will not use it before then. I am the shade Deauville for anyone who is interested and I feel like this foundation is £32.50.

Primer is a stage which I seem to neglect and now due to the cold snap my skin as has become super dry so this is a stage which I really need to add back in. The reason behind this is because of the fact that it gives an even smooth base to apply foundation so it looks a lot better. I actually also had this applied when I got my base done and this is what made me bite the bullet and purchase it. I love the way it made my foundation feel so smooth and more hydrated. I can not remember how much this was however in my opinion at the moment it is worth every penny which I paid it is something which I will be getting plenty of wear out of all year long as well due it having SPF 30.

Due to the fact I was feeling super spendy that day, I even purchase the power which is a massive thing for me because usually, I use a drugstore one like the Rimmel Stay Matte but I decided that I was going to have a matching powder because in theory in my head it should make everything say a little bit longer. I am unsure if it actually does or this is something which I just have in my head at the moment. I have this in the shade, Eden, I am interested to see how long this powder actually lasts me.

While waiting for the sales assistant to be free I noticed the satin lip pencils at this time of year I am a sucker for darker plummy kind of lips. For some reason they just scream Christmas/ Winter to me and I swatched the shade Palais Royal and that was it I knew I had to have it. This may be my Christmas shade the one which I don’t stop wearing for months who knows but is so easy to wear and I am loving it.

I would think a lot of this is going to be used over the festive period but you will have to see in a post coming closer to Christmas if I am correct.

What have you purchased from NARS recently leave me recommendations of what else I might need to try from the brand?

Charlotte x

What Was On My Face February

 
Hi Guys
I thought that today I was going to show you the products which I have been using in the month of Febuary when I have been doing my makeup.  I have decided to do this instead of choosing to do monthly favourite posts for now as I find it hard to remember what I have been loving from the start of the month.

For base produces there has been 3 which I have been using every time 2 concealers and one which is a CC cream. The CC Cream is Bell Cosmetics Hypoallergenic in the lightest shade which they do. I have a review of this product coming up soon but I am going to stop using this due to the fact that you now no longer can get this product in the UK, The reason is because I don’t want to use it all up I used to get this product from Beauty Crowd but no longer can find them on the website, 
The two concealers that I have been using is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in the shade Ivory for under my eyes to hide the dark circles that I have as a result of Jess not being very well. Then on any spots which I have use the Collection Lasting Perfection in Medium 2 because I have not been 
As Blush I have been using the Sleek Rose Gold this is a shade which I have had for what seems like the longest time. As you can tell I have really loved this product due to the fact that I have hit pan. This shade is a very subtle peach/gold shade it is meant to be a dupe for Nars Orgasm however I have never tried that I have only swatched it.  
On my eyes I have been using Walk Of Shame and Naked 2 from Naked Basics pallete. I decided that this was a pallete which I had not been using that much and I have not been showing the love so I decided that this year I was going use up as many products as I can make up wise starting with this one. 
For Mascara it is the only one which I have used for around a year now and that is the Maybelline Lash Sensational I think this mascara may just be my holy grail product. I just love what it does to my lashes it seems to lengthen them and give them volume something which I crave. 
The Lipstick which I have been using this month is the Rimmel lipstick but for some unknown reason I have managed to get the sticker off it and this just makes me want to use it up because I can’t tell you what I have been loving because I really don’t even have a clue myself. 
What was you using in the month of February?

How I Clean My Make Up Brushes

Hi Guys

Today I am going to share with you how I clean my make up brushes. Cleaning my brushes is something which I have got better at over the past few months I now clean them every Sunday as long as I am not busy because this is a day I tend to give my skin a break and not wear make up so it does not matter if my brushes are not available to me.

Back in May time I picked up the Primark Facial Cleansing Pad I never had any intention of using it for it’s given use. I wanted to use it for cleaning my brushes only because I had read on blogs that it was a cheap way to deep clean your brushes as these are only £1.50.

I stick this pad on my sink which stays because of the fact that it has a suction pad. I then apply a small amount of Baby Shampoo to the pad and in circular motions I rub the brush against the cleansing pad. This is when the make up starts coming out of the brush and this makes you cringe how dirty your brushes get if you don’t clean them regular.

This is a cheap way of cleaning your brushes but it is an effective way. I have seen so many brush cleansers but always wonder if they work as effective as this method. This takes me no longer than around 15 minutes to do the brushes which I have used in that week this is something which I like to keep on top of.

How do you clean your brushes?

Charlotte x