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Canterbury Beauty Haul

Hey my lovelies and welcome to my blog!

To celebrate getting a new job recently, I thought I’d treat myself to a few beauty bits (lame excuse to shop but it was the best I could come up with) and so I thought I would share my buys with you all!

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I’m currently on the hunt for a safe tooth whitening product that actually works (I’ve tried a fair few) and came across this activated charcoal in Boots. This cost £9.99 so I hope I see some sort of difference. I’m going to try this product for a few weeks then review it and let you all know how I got on with it.

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I’ve been looking for a stick foundation for quite a while now and was really happy to see that Lottie has brought one out. I’ve fallen in love with their brushes, I’m really excited to try their makeup too! This product cost £7.95.

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Since E.L.F have come to Superdrug, I’ve gone absolutely mad on their products and have brought so much over the past few weeks! I decided I’d try their eyeliner as my Illamasqua liquid liner has gone walkabouts and I was desperate for a replacement that wasn’t the cheap 99p liner I brought from my local pound shop that stings my eyes like mad! I went for a pen type liner and it cost £4.50 which is a steal!!!!

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Another E.L.F product I got was a 3-in-1 mascara. I’m very fussy with mascara as I absolutely HATE clumpy lashes. I didn’t use it on myself, I used it on my sister-in-law (I know your not meant to share wands, but I really don’t mind as it’s her) and her lashes looked absolutely incredible! I cant wait to use it for myself! Again this cost me £4.50 which is absolute amazing.

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I recently watched a Facebook video of 3-4 women testing out concealers that were raved about and this was one of them. They all rated it 4-5 out of 5 and I think it was one of the cheapest products they tried so I had to give it a go for myself. I have terrible dark circles so I’m currently working on a post on how I cover them up and having already tried this product once (in the car after I brought it) I think it’ll definitely become part of my routine! This product cost £7 and So far I absolutely love it!

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I’m definitely going mad on NYX as I also brought their Finishing Spray. There was a choice between dewy and matte and I went for dewy as I absolutely love that glowing, fresh look. This was £7 from Boots and so far, I’m in love with it!

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I love a bit of Soap and Glory and was determined to buy a product from them! I decided on this green concealer at £8 as my old one went missing and dayum is it creamy!!! It blends like a dream, I honestly couldn’t be more impressed!

I’m really pleased with my purchases so I’d definitely like to review them for you after testing them out properly. I hope you enjoyed my posts! What are your current fave products? Let me know below 🙂

Much Love

Cazz

XOXOXOXOXO

 

Superdrug Bargins! |B. Haul and Swatch|

Hey guys!

I was planning on starting this post on a happy note, but I’ve had such a terrible day today. I feel like complete poop so I’m sat here on my sofa, wine gums and midget gems to my left and a spiced rum and lemonade to my right and Lee Evans on TV. I’ve just got to keep telling myself, “it’s just a bad day, not a bad life” and I’ll be just fine.

Over the weekend, I took a trip into Canterbury again with Kieron and we quickly popped into Superdrug. I wasn’t planning on buying anything in there but when I saw that the B. range was in clearance I just couldn’t resist!!

I brought more than what I’m showing in this haul bescause I have lost some of the products (crazy!!) so once I find them, I’ll post about them :).

First of all, I brought these awesome eye shadows. At first, I thought they were like a dust or pressed, but then I realised after swatching them, the texture is more like a paste (I cant think of the word for now, let me know in the comments below if you know what I mean). The shades I brought were a lovely coppery shade and a shade that looks almost gunmetal grey. I really think they compliment each other so they’ll be good to use with one another.

I also found that they were very pigmented. Like REALLY pigmented!! I didn’t have to put much on my fingertip to get the amount I did for the swatch, I was really impressed with this as it seems a little goes a long way.

Last but not least, the longevity. I didn’t wear these swatches for long, but when it came to taking it off, it took a lot! I used a Nivea Waterproof makeup wipe and it took a lot of effort to get it off!!

The best part? These eye shadows were 49p EACH!!!!

The next item I brought was this gorgeous lip gloss! unfortunately, I ran out of time when checking out my new purchases so I couldn’t swatch it but when I do, I’ll post it on Instagram so make sure you’re following me! You can do it here!

Back to the gloss… I’m really excited to try this colour out as it’s a gorgeous glittery peach shade and looks perfect for a summer look which I will be working on next 🙂 This gloss cost £1.99 which is amazing! I think I brought another but it’s with the missing make up, either that or I gave it to my mum and forgot 😛

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I hope you enjoyed this post! I find I’ve been doing a lot more blogs recently so I’m hoping to change it up by working on tutorials as I’ve finally got my new phone so I can take good quality pictures 🙂

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Thanks for reading!

xoxoxox

Soft Date Night Makeup

Hey everyone!

I went on a date the other night with my fiance, Kieron, and even though I wasn’t going to put much make up on, I used my new Revolution eye shadow palette and my new Revolution lip gloss.

I used my new E.L.F purchases for my face (you can read the post here) and set the make up with Rimmels Loose Powder in translucent. I used Revolution Duo Face Sculpt for the hollows of my cheeks, forehead and nose contouring. To highlight I used Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter  in Peach Lights.

For the eyes I used Revolution Flawless palette in 16G and I used the champagne colour on my lid and brow bone and a soft brown for my crease. I used Rimmel Scandal Eyes Curve Alert mascara (one of my favourites) and Soap and Glory Archery Brow for my eye brows.

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For the lips I used the Revolution lip gloss from the ultra nude set, it was the middle shade.

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I really liked this look as it was light and made me look a lot less tired as I’ve not been sleeping well recently. I’d like to set up a Youtube channel soon so I can film my tutorials! If you’d like to know how I did this look, comment below and I was make a post about it 🙂

Thanks for reading!

xoxoxoxo

E.L.F Review and Swatches

I feel like I havent posted in ages even though it’s only been a bit over a week! The reason is because I got a new job! It was my first week last week and I absolutely love it! I guess I’m going to have to find a routine so I can go to work, gym then blog as I seem to struggle doing all three at the moment!

Back to the blog 😛

E.L.F has finally come to the UK! I’m probably a little behind but as soon as I found out, I rushed out to my closest Superdrug and grabbed a few products. As you all know, I’m a huge fan of foundations so I only brought a foundation, primer and concealer.

 

The first product I picked up was the tone adjusting face primer. There was no tester on this and there were so many to choose from so I was literally going on my own instinct. When I got home to try it, I was pleasantly surprised with a gorgeous smoothing texture that makes my face feel so matte! This cost £9.00 which is roughly what I would pay and I have to say, you’re definitely getting your moneys worth!

Next Is the foundation and I went for the Foundation Serum. I wasn’t sure which to go with at first and had my heart set on this one even though it looked slightly too dark in the bottle (again no tester). This product cost £9 and I’m so happy I went ahead with it. I’t looked dark on the bottle, but it is the perfect shade for my skin tone. It feels very smoothing and like it says on the bottle, it’s a serum. I’d say it has light to medium coverage but could definitely be buildable!

Last up is the HD Lifting Concealer. I LOVE Concealers and I was really impressed with the formula of this one! The only thing I was disappointed with was the fact you had a choice of three shades which are fair, medium and dark and there were no testers. I went for fair and when I tried it on my skin at home it was slightly too dark, so I wouldn’t recommend it for building. It does make a great under eye concealer as it is slightly orange toned.

Overall I’m really pleased with my first E.L.F products and am definitely going back for more!

What’s your favourite E.L.F products and which would you recommend?

xoxoxoxox

 

 

Soft Smoky Prom Make up

Hey guys, welcome to my blog!

Today I have another make up post for you! Now this look doesn’t have to be used only for prom, it’s quite a wearable look and can really be worn for any occasion.

The beautiful model/prom goer is my younger sister Emily (Emmimori) and I was honoured when she passed the chance to have a makeup artist and hair dressed hired to do her hair and make up, but asked me instead! So I did my best and I think she looked absolutely beautiful.

I wanted to do a softer look as her dress was quite bright and I didn’t want to make it too much or take anything away from the dress so I kept it simple but elegant.

Here are the cosmetics I used for the make up look:

Face:

NYX Studio Perfect Photo Loving Primer

Kiko Skin Tone Foundation

Seventeen 18 hour concealer

Seventeen phwoar paint

Rimmel Loose Powder

Sleek  Contour Palette (blush included)

NYX Illuminator (ritualistic)

Eyes:

W7 In the Buff Palette

Barry M Eye Shine shadow and glaze Palette

Bourjois Liner Feutre (in black)

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Curve Alert Mascara (in black)

Rimmel Wake me up Waterproof Mascara (in black)

Soap and Glory Archery Brow

Lips:

Clinique Colour Pop (in beige pop)

I kept the make up very minimal and as both of the palettes don’t name their shades, if you want to know what shades I used comment below and I will take photos for you all 🙂

Thanks for reading xoxoxoxox

 

 

 

The Benefits of Leather Bags

Hey guys and welcome to my blog!

Today I’ll be talking about a different topic other than lifestyle and make up as I also enjoy a bit of fashion too!! Todays post is about bags and the best kind of material for them. I love handbags but I always find they are breaking so I’ve decided to invest in a decent leather bag. Here is some info about Leather and best best type for bags.

Bags come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and fabrics and we all want to choose something that’s enough for all our essentials whilst long lasting. Like I’ve mentioned before there are lots of different fabrics when it comes to bags, polyester/nylon bags normally being the first choice. Leather is a great alternative when it comes to comparing the different fabrics. I know you’re thinking “Woah Cazz, leather? that’s expensive, why would I pay more than I usually would?” The strength and resilience of leather makes it very practical to use. It’s a versatile material and grants protection to you items, especially in the rain as it is naturally water resistant. It’s sure to last a long time. Most of my Leather knowledge came from a website called MAHI and here you can read an article by them on why leather is used for bags.

It’s a stylish material that never goes out of fashion and can be easily maintained by a gentle wipe down with a damp cloth.

So here’s the thing: there are many different types of leather the most recommended being full grain leather. Why this type of leather you ask? Well, let me give you the run down.

Full Grain Leather is the highest quality leather and is most noted for its strength and durability. It typically lasts 5 times longer than fabric and improves over time. With the right care, a full grain leather bag could last you decades!!

It comes from the strongest most durable part from the hide and gain more fibre strength and durability as it ages.

I feel that leather bags are more of an investment. Whilst one leather bag could last you years, if using nylon, you would go through a good dozen. Unlike leather, nylon also stains very easily.

So overall, leather, ideally full grain, is definitely the best material when youre looking for a good quality bag!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

Emmimori VS BeautyLabs93

Check out the competition between myself and Emmimori! Vote on who has the best derp face and pass on!!


 

Hey guys! Welcome to my blog!

I need a bit of help from you. You see, me, my sister  and her fiance went for a walk an hour ago and…we decided to mess around and take photos of us pulling derp faces..

After a couple of photos and hysterical laughing, we began to debate on who pulled the best derp face. Then we got an idea. We should create a competition! Who ever gets the most votes of ‘Derp Queen’ would not only become the derp queen, but also be treated to any fast food of their choice, accompanied with a chocolate bar and fizzy drink.

This is when you come in. I want you to vote on who pulls the best derp face!

Help us put an end to our savage war, and finally crown the true queen of derp!

Voting begins now and ends 3rd July 6:00pm XD

Please vote away! (We have no shame XD)

 

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To vote for BeautyLabs93, comment: Beauty for the win!

To vote for Emmimori, comment: Emmi for the win!

Vote in the comment section below!

See ya!

Emmimori

Hey guys! Welcome to my blog!

I need a bit of help from you. You see, me, my sister  and her fiance went for a walk an hour ago and…we decided to mess around and take photos of us pulling derp faces..

After a couple of photos and hysterical laughing, we began to debate on who pulled the best derp face. Then we got an idea. We should create a competition! Who ever gets the most votes of ‘Derp Queen’ would not only become the derp queen, but also be treated to any fast food of their choice, accompanied with a chocolate bar and fizzy drink.

This is when you come in. I want you to vote on who pulls the best derp face!

Help us put an end to our savage war, and finally crown the true queen of derp!

Voting begins now and ends 3rd July 6:00pm XD

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