Saturday, 21 October 2017

Creepy Killer Clown Halloween Makeup

creepy clown halloween makeup

clown halloween makeup

It's almost that time of the year again! This Halloween, I have gone for a creepy killer clown. I actually got the inspiration from Pinterest, this certain type of clown makeup has been so popular recently and I've grown to love it. All you need to recreate this look is black and white face paint, a dark red/purple lipstick, fake blood, black pencil eyeliner and eyeshadow. 

I started off by doing my usual daily makeup routine - eyebrows, foundation, contour etc. When it came to the eyeshadow part, I used my holy grail Urban Decay Naked 2 palette to create my very dark, black smokey eye. Then, I smudged some black eyeshadow along with some red eyeshadow underneath my eyes.

I then went in with my favourite kohl black pencil eyeliner to make my eyes even more darker. Next, I went in with the black face paint and a really thin liner brush to make those triangular shapes around my eyes and mouth. I added some fake blood at the very end which is super messy but it's all good fun.

When I began, I honestly thought this look was so simple to do. Oh, I was very, very wrong! Trying to make those triangles neat and sort of symmetrical was an absolute bugger to do! Anyway, just tell yourself, "you can't really go wrong with Halloween makeup".

Let me know what you think!

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clown halloween makeup blog post


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

What I'd Like to do This Halloween

a halloween list blog post

I love Halloween and I feel like us British people should celebrate it a lot more. I've always watched those American TV shows and movies and had always loved their ways of putting up their ridiculous amounts of decorations. Here is a list of what I'd like to do this Halloween...

1. Go to a Halloween Party 
Can you believe that I've never ever been to a Halloween party, not even when I was younger. I'm not saying that I want to go to one to dress as a slutty cat etc etc. I just love the idea of dressing up and doing all the fun makeup and SFX, dancing to Halloween music, drinking and having nibbles from Halloween themed plates and cups. 

2. Go pumpkin picking
I really loved the thought of going to a pumpkin patch last year but it was waaay too late, it was like the 29th of October or something ridiculous and most places didn't have any pumpkins left. I usually just buy my pumpkins from Asda but I'm definitely going to a pumpkin patch sometime this week! I already know it will make me feel all Autumnal and Halloweeny, I can't wait.

3. Watch all the Halloween movies and TV shows!
My absolute favourites are Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown, I watch them every year without fail. I remember buying Halloweentown from eBay a while back, it was bloody hard to get hold of! I'll also probably have a scroll through Netflix too and see if there's any Halloween horrors on there. AND Stranger Things comes back to Netflix towards the end of the month. If you haven't yet seen it, you definitely should start.

4. Stock up on Halloween Luxury
Of course Lush is included in this one. I love the Halloween range from Lush and I always want to buy the whole range, but it works out to be hella expensive. Sometimes I wish my birthday was in October. Also, I have started my collection of Autumnal candles and Halloween candles, without a doubt, they're the best candles of the year.

Do you love Halloween as much as I do? What do you want to do this year?


Friday, 13 October 2017

My Secret to Firmer Skin!

my skincare routine
As you can probably see from the pictures, this post was planned to go up end of August time, early September. Honestly? I literally forgot all about it. But, it's finally up now! After using these particular three products for ages, I can now have a little rant about them to you.

THE GALVANIC BODY SPA- I bought this a few months back when I became a distributor for NuSkin, it was on a really good offer for a limited time with the body shaping gel (in the blue tube) included. I couldn't wait to start using this as I had seen so many fantastic results over the internet. Firstly, you apply the body shaping gel to whatever part of the skin you'd like to firm. For me, it's the top of my legs and bum. You don't need a lot of this gel, a little goes a long way.

Then, you turn on the little white device and just press gently onto the skin. It automatically senses that it's on the skin and sets a five minute timer. You just rub the device lightly in circular motions until the timer runs out. Then, you start on the other leg for another five  minutes. I could definitely see a difference after using this product for a week! Just to mention, this product wasn't sponsored in any way, I'm not even a distributor for NuSkin anymore, I just love how this product works. 

how to get firmer skin

CLARINS BODY LIFT CELLULITE CONTROL- I have suffered with subtle cellulite since I was about fifteen years old. After doing quite a bit of research, I found this product which was highly recommended on the internet. I've been using this for about two years now and I love it. Obviously, it is quite pricey but it's worth the money. It's really easy to use, you simply rub the product in certain motions on the back of your legs. I use this twice a week. 

BIO-OIL- I used to hate using Bio Oil with a passion! I hated feeling 'greasy' and then putting on my clean clothes for the day ahead. I use this on my stretch marks and on the back of my legs once every night before I go to bed. Again, it has been working wonders.

What do you use for your body care?

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Review

garnier pure active blackhead review

I've always struggled with blackheads and big pores. I can never seem to get rid of my blackheads, I've only ever been able to reduce the appearance of them. Garnier Pure Active is a 3 in 1 product; wash, scrub and a mask. I've been using this product for a few months now and tried each way in using it to see if there's any difference in the results. 

The uses:
Wash - apply daily to a wet face.
Scrub - Every day, gently massage to exfoliate the skin.
 Mask - Up to three times a week, apply to a clean dry face. 

I have personally found that there is no difference whatsoever in what way you apply this product. I feel like each way gives the exact same results. This product definitely reduces the look of pores and blackheads. It does also mattify the skin which is perfect if you have super oily skin like mine! I have found that I don't need to use blotting paper as much throughout the day anymore.

My favourite way to use this product was doing the mask method as you can always see the dirt and impurities being drawn out of the skin. I was worried about my skin becoming really dry after doing the mask technique so many times a week but my skin was absolutely fine. 

Overall, this product does work and reduces the appearance of blackheads and pores. It's definitely not a 3 in 1 product though as all the uses do the same job and give the same results. 

What can you recommend for blackheads and oily skin?


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Four Recent Drugstore Lip Discoveries

 drugstore lip products blog post

A few weeks ago, I was routing through my drawer full of makeup and realised that I haven't bought any lip products for quite a while. Hell no, I was not having this! So, I made a trip to Boots and actually spent around an hour in there swatching loads of different lippies. I eventually narrowed my choices down to just four lip products, how that was even possible I don't know.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour:
rimmel stay matte liquid lip colour review
This lippy is quite new in the drugstore world. I've seen positive posts floating around about these lipsticks, so of course I had to get myself one. There were quite a few shades for me to choose from, I went for 'Rose & Shine'. It's such a perfect pink colour that everyone could get away with! The brush is big and flexible which is amazing because I always struggle at applying lipstick. It's nice and creamy and easy to work with too. Sometimes, with other matte lippies, your lips can feel so dehydrated and dry but you don't even know you're wearing this! Staying on the topic of matte, I love the matte design of the tube as well. The only thing I'd change about this lipstick is the drying time, I just wish it dried a little quicker.

NYX Butter Gloss:
nyx butter gloss review
I haven't owned a lipgloss since I was probably about fourteen. There's not too much to say about this one. It's a basic, simple, light pink lipgloss named 'Crème Brulee (BLGO5)'. It applies evenly but it's quite sticky once it's first applied. It obviously wears off very often throughout the day as it's only a gloss, but there's no harm in re-applying it. It's light and soft on the lips. I usually wear this on my days off work when I'm running errands or doing little bits and bobs. It's not great for a full day at work as it just wears off way too quick for you to re-apply again.

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipliner:
maybelline colorsensational lipliner review
As well as lining my lips along with using lipstick, I also like to use liner on its own. This colour is gorgeous and gives me crazy Autumn feels. I'm so excited to be wearing this more now that the A/W season is finally here. This liner is long lasting until eating or drinking; it wears off very easily on the inner part of the bottom lip (which of course, makes sense). 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream:
nyx soft matte lip cream review
I bought a soft matte lip cream from NYX sometime last year. I'm actually surprised I haven't bought one since then and now as I loved it so much! I bought this in the shade 'Cannes (SMLC19)' which is a gorgeous colour. This is my all time favourite matte lip product by far! I don't know about anyone else, but I love the smell of these! I can't even describe it. The consistency of these lip creams are very creamy and super easy to apply. Again, this product doesn't dry your lips out at all. I find that NYX's Lingerie range can make my lips look and feel quite dry but the matte lip cream range is so light on your lips and just makes them look amazing. It also dries instantly too. I think I will eventually end up buying the whole range of colours. 

Have you tried any of these lip products yet? How have you got on with them?

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Three Books I've Loved Recently

book reviews blog post

I used to read books all the time when I was back in school. I've always felt like reading really relaxes my mind and helps with my anxiety. As I've been reading a lot recently, I thought I'd share with you the three books I've loved and would recommend.

I have loved Katie Prices books ever since I attended her 'Paradise' book signing back in 2010. All of Katie's books have me attached every time I read them, I find it really hard to put them down. Sapphire is a glamourous business woman but after catching her husband in bed with another woman, she only wants a friends-with-benefits type relationship, nothing serious. There's so much happening in this book, it's really exciting and I can never seem to put the book down after I've finished a chapter as I just want to know what happens next.

This book has been out for ages now, and I have been recommended it by many people. I found the first couple of chapters quite slow and hard to get into. But, I was eventually hooked. Rachel's 'daily commute' to work gets a little boring in near enough every chapter but it's soon forgotten about when you read on. Again, I couldn't put this book down either, I just wanted to keep reading on to see what happens next. Although many people have said that the book is better than the film, I'd definitely still like to watch the film.

Again, this book has been out for a long time too, I've actually owned it for a few years. If you're a lover of Demi, you'll know that she hasn't had the easiest life and has struggled a lot. There is a little saying each day to help you get through the day. This book has helped me so much grow as a person and overcome my fears. Demi has also included tips on how to stay strong too. My aim was to actually turn a page once a day for a whole year, but that failed. So, every time I'm feeling low, I open up to the next page to start my day. It's very inspirational and helps you feel motivated.

Have you read any of these books or anything similar?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Collection vs Freedom Brow Pomades

freedom brow pomade

collection brow pomade review

Freedom Brow Pomade
I have been using this since the start of the year and I've loved it ever since, I'll never go back to using powders or pencils. It's a very creamy product and a little goes a long way - you don't need a lot of product on your brush to fill in your brows. It's soft and easy to blend and work with (easy to fade too). I bought this in the colour 'soft brown' which is the perfect colour for me - it's the perfect shade for light blonde hair. Alongside this shade, it also comes in plenty more shades so you're guaranteed to get the perfect colour. 

It lasts all day without transferring or smudging.
This could definitely be a dupe of the famous ABH brow pomade and I'm sure that everyone else that has tried this would say the same. I can definitely say that I won't run out of this anytime soon. For just £5, I think it should be worth more.

Collection Brow Pomade
As I had been getting on so well with Freedoms brow pomade, I wanted to try out more drugstore pomades. So, I found this cheapy Collection one for just £3.99. Although it's in a much smaller pot than Freedoms, again, a little goes a long way with this product. The texture is a lot softer than Freedoms, which I prefer. But, it's harder to build up the colour as it applies softly too. I bought this in the shade 'brunette' and it's pretty much exactly the same colour as the Freedom product - only a little bit lighter as the product was too soft for me to build up. Unlike Freedom, this product doesn't have many shades to choose from, but as it's soft, you could easily get away with your preferred colour.

Again, this is also creamy and lasts all day too. I've never had any problems with it transferring but it can smudge. I use a clear brow gel on top anyway just to be safe and it doesn't seem to smudge through that. However, this brow pomade is a little harder to work with compared to Freedom. But, they're both amazing quality for their price. I'd probably pay the extra pound and a bit to buy the Freedom pomade again instead.

freedom brow pomade review

Have you tried either of these brow products?

Monday, 21 August 2017

How I Know He's The 'One'

A lot of people say that you'll just know when you meet 'the one' and I can't agree any more with that saying! Growing up, I have always wanted to get married and have kids and just have that perfect family. After being in a few relationships, I knew whether or not I wanted kids with them and whether I wanted to spend the rest of my life with them or not. But in the current relationship I'm in now, I'd definitely love to marry him and have kids. I really think he's the one.

Trusting eachother
Don't let yours or their past stop you from having trust in your relationship. What happened in past relationships doesn't matter. You're focusing on the present and future now, not having trust in your relationship can stop you both from moving forward. 

The occasional arguments
Every single relationship have arguments. If you don't have arguments, are you even in a serious relationship? I always find that your relationship is stronger after an argument, no matter how stupid or serious the row was. We always tend to end up laughing about the five minute most ridiculous argument afterwards.

When he's supportive af!
I've never been with anyone that's been this supportive of me as Liam is. We've been through everything together that you can imagine. Going through my anxiety problems, losing my uncle and other life problems that happened right when we got together, he's truly been amazing.

Laughing till you can't breathe
I have such a great sense of humour anyway, but being with someone that also has a great sense of humour is EVEN better! If I've had a bad day at work or if I'm feeling down, Liam never fails to make me laugh. We laugh about the most random things too. We even have our own inside jokes, (currrryyyyy, Liam, that was for you). Even if I wake up at 4am, Liam wakes up too and we still laugh somehow.

He still gives you butterflies
The way he kisses me, the way he makes me breakfast in bed, those random date nights, walking around the park hand in hand, cute text messages, certain ways he look at me. Just silly little things. I always thought the butterflies would eventually go away after time. Obviously, I was wrong.

The sex is still amazing
I don't think I've ever written about sex on my blog, not even the word 'sex'. It feels weird just typing it, lol. Sex sex sex sex. If the sex is still amazing as it was the first time you done it and you're not getting bored, then that's incredible!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Growing up, I have completely understood this saying more and more. Liam recently left me for two weeks to go abroad on holiday with his family, and as much as I missed him, he weren't gone for that long and I can't even explain the feeling I felt when he got back. It's not healthy to be with eachother 24/7 in your relationship. It's nice to have some time apart and look forward to seeing eachother when the time comes.

Are you currently in a serious relationship?


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

My Favourite Scent All Year Round...

 ysl black opium perfume review

ysl black opium review

I don't usually write about fragrances as I find it hard to explain how things smell. But, I really wanted to tell you about my most favourite scent that I wear all year round! It is, of course Yves Saint Laurent's Black Opium. Let me mention the gorgeous design of the bottle first... I love it! It's black and sparkly with a bumpy texture, it's just a unique and attractive bottle.

With base notes of vanilla, middle notes of white florals and top notes of black coffee; it's girly, strong and sweet (if that makes sense, ha). It's quite a sweet scent but spicy and it's potent which lasts a good few hours although I always keep it handy in my bag to refresh throughout the day. I don't actually know anyone that dislikes this perfume. I get so many compliments and questions on this perfume when I wear it.

Have you tried any of YSL's Opium range?

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

dr botanicals facial oil

Yet again, Dr Botanicals have kindly sent me another one of their products to try out. I had high expectations for this facial oil as the other products I tried out previously were amazing! I have been using this product for over a month now to really see a difference. This facial oil is full of minerals and vitamins which work together to protect and renew the skin. The ingredients contained is:
-Vitamin C which helps to stimulate collagen production, for younger looking skin.
-Vitamin A which is a powerful antioxidant with the aims to even the skin tone and reduce signs of ageing.
-Almond oil which deeply moisturises and nourishes skin whilst brightening the complexion for brighter, fresh looking skin.

dr botanicals moroccan rose facial oil

All I do is squeeze 3-4 drops of the oil from the pipette into the palm of my hands and lightly rub together to warm the oil. I then apply it to my face and let it soak in overnight. It feels moisturising instantly after applying but my skin still feels oily. I do have very oily skin and have always suffered with it anyway but the past couple of months, it has been a lot worse than usual.

The consistency of the oil is really runny and quite thin but it smells gorgeous! It smells of roses, obviously. I've never ever used a facial oil in my life, maybe they're just better for dry skin types. I feel like this product doesn't really make a difference to my 'oily' skin type. But, it does leave my skin moisturised, hydrated and brighter.

*This post features products which I was sent for a review. As always, my review and opinions are completely honest and my own.


Friday, 21 July 2017

The New Way to Clean Beauty Blenders: Tested!

I had seen numerous tweets on cleaning a beauty blender this certain way and all the results had me impressed every time.
As I'm really bad with cleaning my makeup tools often, I decided to give this new way of cleaning my beauty blender a go. As you can see, it's incredibly dirty which made me even more eager to try this out and see if and how it works.

beauty blenders in the microwave

So, I simply put my beauty blender in a jug of cool tap water and added a tiny bit of Johnsons baby shampoo which is what I use to clean my makeup brushes too. If you don't have baby shampoo handy, fairy liquid works just fine for this too!

Then, I popped the jug in the microwave for 1 minute. Once 1 minute was up, I squeezed out the unwanted product from the beauty blender and rinsed it under the tap.
Repeat the process if it's still dirty. I had to repeat two more times to get mine clean.

quick way to clean makeup brushes

easy way to clean beauty blenders
The final result!
As you can see, I couldn't get it fully clean, but this way of cleaning beauty blenders is excellent! It's quick and easy to do. I really shouldn't leave my beauty blender for that long awaited clean next time.

Have you heard about this cleaning technique?

Saturday, 15 July 2017

The Concealer That Has Lasted Me (Pretty Much) Forever!

revlon colorstay concealer review

best concealers 2017

Obviously, the word 'forever' in the title of this post is extremely over exaggerated. Although, how amazing would it be if you could keep hold of a product forever without it running out? However, I have owned this concealer for quite a few months now. Every time I've bought this, it always lasts me ages. There's nothing different or exciting about it, it's just the usual concealer in a tube. Maybe the applicator doesn't soak up as much product as other concealers do... I don't know.

I originally bought the Revlon Colorstay concealer some time last year when I was loving the Revlon Colorstay foundation. What I love about this concealer is that it's the perfect light colour for pale skin. It doesn't have that 'orange' undertone like other light concealers do. It blends out really easily and smoothly. It does seem to settle in fine lines under the eye but after patting over with a damp beauty blender and setting with powder straight after, it's soon sorted. The clue is also in the name, the concealer stays in place for a good six hours. Sometimes you'll need to go over a stubborn spot once or twice throughout the day but overall it's great!

Have you tried this concealer?

Thursday, 29 June 2017

PRO.VOKE Touch of Silver - Every Blondes Dream

provoke touch of silver reviews

Being blonde, you need to take really good care of your hair. This past month, I have come across these products and I don't know why I hadn't found them sooner!
I usually use the brightening shampoo (in the middle) once I've just coloured my hair or if it's looking dull or brassy. The violet pigment neutralises the brassy/yellow tones in the hair and makes the hair visibly brighter after one wash.

Then we have the colour care shampoo and conditioner. The colour care shampoo pretty much does the same job as the brightening shampoo, I just use this as a normal shampoo every time I wash my hair. Again, it keeps your blonde hair bright and gets rid of unwanted brassy tones in the hair. The colour care conditioner works like any other conditioner, it locks in the moisture to keep your hair non-damaged and healthy.

After using these three products for a whole month, I have received so many compliments. People have said that my hair looks brighter and thought I had it re-done at the salon. It's so much softer, it looks in much better condition and it's super shiny! With prices starting from as low as £2.19, you can't really go wrong. I recommend this brand to every blondie.

Have you tried pro.voke products?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Twenty and New Adventures!

elsie de wolfe quote

I don't think I've ever done a little update post, I've always thought that it would bore the hell out of you all. But, I actually enjoy reading these type of blog posts so I thought I'd do one myself and it might even interest you. I turned twenty on Saturday which is absolutely crazy to say because time has FLOWN!

So, today I got a offered a new job! I'm feeling ecstatic and I can't wait to start. For the past year I have been working full time at Boux Avenue, it's honestly the best place to work in retail. All my colleagues are lovely and it's such great pay with amazing benefits! I'm sad to be leaving but I hate working in retail with a passion, the girls at work are the only thing keeping me going. You may or may not know that I am a fully qualified hairdresser, so I have decided to go back into a hair salon. Yayyyyy. I'm so excited but nervous for the new start.

You may have seen through social media that I have someone very new in my life, well not very new, we've known eachother since we were young. I love him and his family with all of my heart, they mean everything to me and I'm so excited for many memories ahead.

Also, I've recently decided to become a distributor for a company called Nu Skin. They're quite well known for their AP24 whitening toothpaste. As well as their toothpaste, they stock cosmetics, facial products and body products. Each product is absolutely amazing! I've set up a separate Instagram page for my new little business, if you would like to follow me on my journey, feel free to check me out at megselizabethbeauty.

So, I am super excited to start my new little adventures! Cheers to new beginnings!


Thursday, 8 June 2017

My Experience with Individual Eyelash Extensions!

I originally booked in to get individual eyelashes done for a weeks holiday back in March. I was excited as much as I was nervous; I didn't know what I would look like with them, how they'd feel or even if they'd suit me. I had a mini consultation with the lash technician beforehand and told her exactly how I wanted them to look.

individual lashes experiences

Little did I know that I'd end up absolutely loving them and that I'd become addicted to the easy morning routine of not applying any mascara. Having lashes makes your life 100x easier; you can have that extra ten minutes in bed and you can go on holiday/swimming without wearing mascara, the list could go on. Prices vary quite a bit for a full set of lashes, I paid £60 for mine but it's definitely worth every penny! Mine lasts around two and a half weeks before I need to get them infilled. The price for my lash infills start from £18 depending on how many lashes are missing, I haven't paid any more than £20 for infills.

Most people that have had eyelash extensions before say that they have lost their natural lashes or that their natural lashes are really short. This isn't the case for everyone if you take good care of them. I own up to picking a few out whilst the individuals were growing out which caused some of my lashes to come out and shorten. I have actually taken my individual lashes off now after three months to give my natural lashes a break from the glue. I'm happy to say that my natural lashes are still in perfect condition, some are a little shorter than others but there's no gaps at all. I am also using an eyelash treatment to keep them from breaking and to keep them in a healthy condition.

These mink lashes aren't irritating in any way, they are really comfortable. I really recommend getting them done if you've been thinking about it or if you have a really busy lifestyle and can't live without your mascara.

Have you ever had individual eyelash extensions?

Friday, 2 June 2017

NYX On the Spot Makeup Brush Cleaner Spray

nyx on the spot makeup brush cleaner spray

Tell me if I'm wrong but it's always such a chore giving your makeup brushes a good deep clean. I recently bought a makeup brush cleaner spray from NYX for when your brushes need a quick cleanse and you don't have the time. I have used a product before which is similar from No7 and I was really impressed by it so I thought I'd give this one from NYX a go.

All you do is simply spritz the product on some paper towel and gently swirl your makeup brushes around. It obviously doesn't give them a thorough deep clean but it does give them a minimal cleanse. The spray itself smells really nice which is great as it also makes your brushes smell amazing too! This cleansing spray is perfect if you don't have the time to give your brushes a deep clean or if you want to cleanse your eyeshadow brush to get rid of the old colour. The product dries within minutes too so you don't have to wait overnight or for a few hours for your brushes to dry. The spray is gentle on the bristles and leave them feeling soft and as good as new.
For £10, this is definitely worth it!


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Urban Decays All Nighter Foundation Review

 urban decay foundation review

I have been meaning to get my hands on this foundation for absolutely ages. I've been using it for around a month now, why the hell didn't I buy it sooner?
The packaging of the foundation is uniquely beautiful and super lightweight. I was expecting it to have a little bit of weight like all other foundations I've owned. When I first held it, my initial thought was "is there actually any product in here? It feels empty". At least it's great for travelling. I also love how the barrel containing the foundation inside moves up every time you pump product out. At least you'll get every drop of foundation when you're almost out of it. Talk about getting your moneys worth, ey?

urban decay all nighter foundation review

I was actually matched in store as a 1.0. I didn't want to be buying the wrong shade for something this expensive. I'm not used to buying hella expensive foundations, I usually stick to drugstore. You don't even need to use a full pump of product to apply this for a full face. A little goes a long way with this foundation, about half a pump will do. It buffs in easily and evenly with both a beauty blender and a foundation brush. It has a slight yellow undertone which is what I prefer instead of pink and it matches my skin perfectly. It is also a really lightweight foundation and my face has a soft touch to it compared to my usual drugstore foundations which always still felt quite dewy. It didn't seem to crease or sit in my smile lines at all either.

It definitely controls my oily skin and gives my skin the demi-matte look. It does last a good six hours but from there on, I find that it does go a little bit patchy on my t-zone. Although, that's not a huge problem as I just pat over my t-zone with a damp, clean beauty blender and it looks fresh again. Overall, this foundation is amazing and I'm so glad that I finally purchased it, I just wish it lasted a few hours longer.

Have you tried the all nighter foundation?


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Fake Kylie Lip Kits: How to Spot a Fake

fake kylie cosmetics

Wow, it's been a month since I last blogged. It's weird being back but I've missed it terribly! So much has happened in my life recently; loved ones have left and new people have come in. I just needed a break from everything and working full time makes it harder to fit things in which I enjoy doing alongside. Anyway, I'm back with a post which you may find pretty pointless or very helpful, I've definitely learnt my lesson. A few months ago, silly ol' me saw a suggested page come up on my Facebook called Blingtrend. It was advertising 'discounted' Kylie lip kits at the time. I was going to buy one for my sisters birthday after weeks of her begging. Obviously, Kylies lip kits aren't the cheapest so when I saw this deal, I thought why the hell not!?

The website was clean and had the 'secure payment' and '100% satisfaction' labels. I was a little unsure at the time what to think of the whole 'discounted lip kits' situation but I ended up buying the one she wanted anyway. It had been three weeks since I bought the Koko K lip kit and I didn't have any confirmation email. I emailed them numerous times asking when it would be delivered and I heard nothing. I ended up doing a little bit of research about this website and there's SO many bad reviews and everyone saying that it's fake. Why didn't I do this research before making payment? Arrhh.

difference between a fake and real kylie lip kit

I ended up buying the real deal from Kylie Cosmetics. Luckily, it arrived just in time for her birthday. After a month of purchasing the Koko K lip kit from this dodgy site, it arrived at my door. Obviously, I could tell that it was fake straight away when my sister had the genuine one.

The real Koko K is on the left whereas the fake one is on the right. The colour is completely off. The fake lipstick is darker but is more of a pinky/purple colour compared to the real Koko K which is more of a dark nude. The tubes are very similar but the real one is a little bit wider. The text on the fake lipstick is bolder and quite jaggedy.

fake kylie lip kits blog

kylie cosmetics koko k

The colour of the design on the fake box is completely different to the colour of the fake lipstick. It's purple compared to what it actually looks like. Packaging is a massive giveaway with fake cosmetics - especially when it looks and feels cheap too. Let's also talk about the smell; like every fake cosmetic it smells of chemicals, ew. Although, the real Koko K smells really sweet so that's positive.

You can also notice the difference by the suction when you pull the brush out, the genuine one comes out smoothly whereas, the fake one stops before getting all the way out. Don't even get me started on the difference of the brushes! So, the real Koko K is on the right of this picture; the brush is shorter and fatter compared to the fake one which looks like any regular lipgloss you bought when you were 10. The stick is wider and clear unlike the fake one which is thinner and white coloured.

fake vs real kylie lip kit

I decided to do a swatch on a piece of paper. I'm sure you can tell which one is real before I even explain. The real Koko K is thicker and goes on smoother. The fake Koko K is a really thin product and it never dries, it stays tacky all day. Your lips are always sticking together, it's so annoying. The real Koko K dried in minutes with no smudging. Just look at the colour and consistency between the two products. It's mad!

If you see a cosmetic like this selling for a ridiculous price, don't think twice. Who knows what chemicals fake cosmetics have in them? Don't fall for it! Have you ever bought a fake product before?

koko k lipstick real and fake

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Dr Botanicals Advanced Purifying Overnight Masque

dr botanicals overnight face mask

night face mask dr botanicals

You may remember that I worked with Dr Botanicals a few months back sharing their gorgeous Moroccan Rose range. So, when they contacted me again and asked if I'd like to try out their advanced purifying overnight masque* to honour National Bed Month, I couldn't say no.

The smell of this product is beautiful which is probably down to the natural ingredients contained in the masque; which is:

-Papaya which is rich in minerals and Vitamin C, this regenerates cells to make the skin look younger and brighter.
-Jojoba Oil which enhances the skins elasticity.
-Sweet Almond Oil which softens, soothes and moisturises all at once.

dr botanicals advanced purifying overnight masque

It's a thin, runny product which makes it easier to apply to your face. You need to apply a thin layer anyway and the runniness of the product makes it easy to glide over the face. So, a little goes a long way with this, you don't need much product. There's a little bit of a firm feeling after it being on for around ten minutes or so, (like one of those peel off masks when it gets really tight, although this masque isn't as severe).

dr botanicals

It's soothing and refreshing once applied. It's also really lightweight too which is perfect as there's nothing I hate more than a overnight face product which is heavy whilst I'm trying to wind down and get to sleep. I use this product every night and the next morning, I wake up with brighter, softer and healthier looking skin every time. I'm also going to mention that it's sensitive skin friendly, like all of their other products!

Throughout this month, you can buy this masque for £19.99 instead of the original selling price of £67. Enter the code 'MEGSBLOG' at checkout.

Have you tried an overnight product before?

*This post features a product which I was sent for a review. As always, my review and opinions are completely honest and my own.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Two Newest Additions to my Skincare Routine

olay skin care products

olay serum review

olay regenerist review

I really wanted to try out some new skin care, so as Superdrug was doing a 2 for 1 offer on Olay skin care products, I obviously went ahead with the offer.

I've never used a facial serum or any anti-aging product before. This serum comes in a small red bottle with an easy to use pump which you twist to open or lock. The product is shimmery white in colour and it absorbs really quickly. You can see the difference within about two weeks - t3he skin is firmer and the visibility of my fine lines under my eyes is reduced. I like to use this before I apply my moisturiser.

olay featherweight moisturiser review

I was expecting the bottle of this moisturiser to be bigger but it's no big deal. The bottle has a golden tone colour to it and again, it has the same style of pump as the serum. You don't need much product to cover your face as it spreads quite evenly. It definitely is light on the face and it absorbs quick too. This moisturiser is perfect for all skin types. I do find it to be quite an oily product, but I have oily skin and it hasn't made it any worse than it was before. My skin looks brighter and feels so much softer.

Have you tried any Olay products before?