Big Summer Blowout – Huge Summer Beauty Haul

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So over this summer I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few beauty bits and when I say quite a few I actually mean way too many. In my defense though some where given to me, some I bought and this has spanned from April up until now.
I thought I’d show you guys what I got so simply click the two videos below to watch all of my purchases. If you could go onto my channel and like and subscribe over there it would mean a lot to me <3 *hint hint*.

Body Sprays Yay or Nay?

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Although I like to wear perfume daily sometimes throughout the day I love to just spritz some bodyspray onto me just to freshen up. I’m aware that this is something that we all did in high school, but what can I say? I just love me some body sprays. Today I thought I’d pit the ones that I have tried against each other and will offer a yay if I enjoyed using them and a nay if I didn’t. If like me you love body sprays maybe you will find some new ones to try.

Ted Baker Butterfly Wings Body Spray
This is the only Ted Baker Spray I tried but I really like it. You can pick it up from Boots for £2.50 for a small bottle of £6.00 for a huge bottle. This has a fun, floral and sophisticated fragrance without being powdery or cloying. I’m not usually a fan of floral scents but this one really is something special and it’s suitable for all ages.
Verdict: Yay

Charlie Pink
I remember this being one of the most popular body sprays in high school and even now there’s a special place in my heart – or should I say my nose for it. This is the perfect blend of fruity and sweet with notes of red fruits and vanilla. This is another one that’s great for all ages and it isn’t overly sweet which I love.
Verdict: Yay

Charlie Black
I really wanted to adore this scent simply because it contains notes of black cherries and I adore cherries, but unfortunately this contains musk and I’ve never been a fan of white musk scents. I find this a tad too sweet for me, so usually don’t buy it. Having said that it’s definitely not the worst scent I’ve tried and I’d still use it. It’s not my favourite though.
Verdict: Nay

Charlie Red
For some reason this seemed to be everyone’s favourite but I didn’t like it as much as some of the others. I can’t remember the notes off of the top of my head but I remember it having a fruity floral scent. I probably one of the only people that didn’t always reach for this first but something about it just didn’t do it for me.
Verdict: Nay

Charlie Glam
This was supposed to be a really fruity fresh scent with notes of raspberries in there, but when I sprayed it on myself it smelt really strongly of air freshener which I just wasn’t a fan of. A lot of people love it but for me I just couldn’t get along with it.
Verdict: Nay

Charlie Touch
This is similar to Charlie Pink only a little sweeter and a little less fruity, although it’s definitely not overly sweet. I really enjoyed this and went through a phase where I used this obsessively. I would repurchase this.
Verdict: Yay

Charlie Secret
I remember getting this as a stocking filler one year and my sister got Charlie Pink, I was really jealous because this just din’t smell as good as Charlie Pink. This is probably more floral than Charlie Pink and I don’t think it was a fruity or sweet either.
Verdict: Nay

So…Daring
Charlie Pink stole my heart until I smelt this and then I became an instant convert. This is similar to Charlie Pink only this one is fruitier. I absolutely adore it and would repurchase it over and over. Unfortunately a lot of people seem to have a similar mindset because it’s always sold out!
Verdict: Yay

So…Kiss Me
This was another one that was massively popular in high school and quite frankly who can resist a white can covered in red kiss marks? This is sweeter than Charlie Pink but less fruity than So…Daring I’d say it sits bang in the middle of those two. I really like it.
Verdict: Yay

So…Fab
I’m using this one at the moment but I really don’t like it. Remember those cheap perfumes you were given as a kid that smelled really overpoweringly sweet? Yes this is that all over again. I find that this smells cheap and tacky. I’m not a fan.
Verdict: Nay

So…Superstar
I remember getting my first bottle of this and falling in love with it, this is a sweet, fruity scent but something in it makes it a bit more sophisticated and sexier than Charlie Pink. I’m a huge fan of this and would repurchase it over and over.
Verdict: Yay

So…In Love
This is another overly sweet, headache inducing sweet scents offered to us by So… I don’t know if it’s just me but this smells exactly like So…Fab to me, maybe a little more sweet though. If you have tried Britney Smears Fantasy The Naughty and Nice Remix perfumes then this is basically a body spray of that.
Verdict: Nay

Impulse Truelove
For some reason I’ve only tried two Impulse scents even though both impressed me. Truelove is a nice sweet scent but not an overpowering sweet it’s a bit more subtle. I believe that this contains Vanilla which explains why I like it so much because I’m a sucker for Vanilla.
Verdict: Yay

Impulse Tease
I think I prefer this over Impulse Truelove simply because it’s still sweet but has a fruity undertone to it. I’m a sucker for sweet and fruity scents and I’ve used up a can of this before. I’d definitely repurchase, it’s really nice.
Verdict: Yay

So that is it for this post and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did please hit the like button. Let me know in the comments what your favourite bodysprays are and if you have any recommendations. Don’t forget if you have a particular post request you can leave that in the comments too and I’ll try and get to it ASAP.

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Love x
Nina

L’oreal Telescopic Mascara (gold tubed) Review

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One of my go to mascaras at the moment has to be the L’oreal Telescopic. I do have the Benefit They’re Real which I do like but I’ve found that for length and day to day the L’oreal Telescopic Mascara does a great job. I’ve been trialling it for a while now and have a solid opinion on it, here’s my verdict.

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I’m not sure on how much this retails for but I believe that for the L’oreal mascaras they are around nine pounds. In terms of the packaging each tube represents a different type of Telescopic Mascara, I’ve noticed that depending on the tube colour depends on the wand, I have the one in the gold tubing which claims to magnify at the base of lashes, lengthen to the extreme and claims to have a precision multi comb.

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The formula is quite wet which I like as I find that the dryer formula mascaras just don’t adhere to my lashes very well. As you can see from the brush it is a thin, curved plastic brush that has plastic bristles around it. I really like the brush as it hugs my lashes perfectly, the spikes are long enough to get right in and a coat my lashes from root to tip and application is easy.

The longevity is quite good, the mascara stays put until I take it off, and unlike Benefit’s They’re Real it doesn’t take forever to get my mascara off which I like. The finish is really long lashes that are clump free as if I’m wearing false lashes.

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Here is a before and after, I’m not wearing false eyelashes in the photos this is genuinely how good the mascara is. To get the look in the after photo I applied two coats of this mascara but I applied the second coat whilst the first coat was still wet. As you can see there’s a huge difference in my lashes in the photos.

Overall I really like this mascara and I would definitely repurchase. I love the wand, the formula and the effect on my lashes, it’s easy to apply and easy to take off, everything I want in a mascara and more. If you haven’t tried any of the L’oreal Telescopic Mascaras and you prefer length and curl over volume for your lashes then I’d definitely recommend this mascara as it does a stellar job. You can purchase this by clicking here.

I hope that you enjoyed this post, if you did please hit the like button and let me know in the comments what your favourite mascaras are and if you have tried this one.

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Love x
Nina

Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base with SPF Review

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One brand that I haven’t delved much into mainly because of the price is Clinique, but when I stumbled across a brand new tube of the Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base with SPF15 at a car boot sale for a mere pound I eagerly grabbed it. I’ve been trialling it for a few months now and it’s safe to say that I’ve developed a full opinion on it, here’s what I think.

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The packaging is a squeezy tube with a metallic silver lid. I love the pale green of the packaging. This isn’t the cheapest product priced at £19.00 for 40ml however I think that if like me you suffer with a lot of redness or rosacea then it is definitely worth the money just because of the colour correcting feature.

This product is described as such:
Protects skin from the UVA/UVB exposure that can aggravate skins with persistent or reactive redness. Does it without chemical sunscreens. Comforting, oil-free makeup primer with a sheer green tint visually corrects redness, evens skin tone. 100% Fragrance Free.

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The product itself smells similar to green tea which I actually find quite refreshing although at first I wasn’t a fan of the scent. The texture isn’t completely runny but is thinner than a usual primer, I think that this is because of the sunsceen within the product that creates a slightly runnier texture. I just apply this with my fingers across my face rather than a brush and I find that it works really well.

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Here is a before and after photo after using this product. First of all I think that this is absolutely amazing for colour correcting, the green in the product really works to correct my redness without turning my skin an unsightly shade of green. The fact that this also contains spf 15 is an added bonus for me because I know that as well as getting the correcting benefits my skin is also protected from UVA and UVB rays. As you can see this does leave the skin paler than usual and quite shiny so I probably wouldn’t wear this alone.

Although I probably wouldn’t wear this on it’s own (although I am doing at the moment and I don’t look green) this is light enough to be worn under foundation or bb cream. I usually wear it under my Revlon Colourstay foundation and I’m pleased to say that there is no green tinge to my skin and I don’t have to use as much concealer on my redness. This lasts all day long on me and acts as a great primer for my foundation. I now use this as bother a colour corrector and a primer and it works a charm for me.

Overall I’m very impressed with this product and despite it not being the cheapest of products I would definitely repurchase. Although this may not be in everyone’s price range if you can afford it and you do suffer from redness then I would definitely recommend it. I have sensitive skin and this doesn’t irritate it.

You can purchase the Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base with SPF15 for £19.00 by clicking here.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, let me know in the comments if you have tried this and what you thought of it or if you would consider trying this.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Beauty would you rather tag #2

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Hey everyone, so I’m back with another tag and this is the beauty would you rather tag #2. I’m not sure why but every time I do these sort of would you rather tags I always cringe inwardly simply because if I was put in any of these situations I think I’d properly have a mini freak out. Anyway, I hope that you enjoy this post.

1) Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice makeup or nice hair or no makeup?
Definitely messy hair, my hair is natural very wavy/curly anyway so it tends to look a mess a lot anyway and I think that when done right messy hair can look effortlessly chic.

2) Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?
Both would be pretty bad I’m not going to lie but I think I’d prefer my eyelashes to fall out because I could wear false eyelashes whereas if I lost my eyebrows I’d have to draw them on and I hate the look of drawn on eyebrows.

3) Would you rather shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?
I don’t have a Sephora here in the UK so I’d have to say MAC, although seeing as this question is difficult I think that I would demand unlimited cash to spend there simply because shopping at only MAC would be quite expensive!

4) Would you rather rock thelip gloss lip liner look or an eighties perm?
Definitely the eighties perm I could probably straighten it or let the curls drop whereas the lip liner lip gloss look is just bleugh.

5) Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
Overdone blush, you can just say that you’re too warm whereas an obvious foundation line just looks tacky.

6) Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or Biker Shorts in public?
Biker shorts and I’d just go the the gym, whereas there isn’t any coming back from MC Hammer pants.

7) Would you rather have a bad orangey spray tan or bad tan lines that can’t be covered up?
Tan lines because when you tan naturally you will end up with tan lines anywhere, where as looking like an oompa loompa is in no way natural.

8) Would you rather have a bad hair cut or a bad hair colour?
Bad hair colour, I’ve dyed my hair every colour anyway so it wouldn’t faze me.

9) Would you rather have Youtube or Twitter taken away forever?
As sad as I’d be it has to be Twitter, not only do I make youtube videos but I love watching them and I’d miss watching other youtubers too much.

10) Would you rather give up mascara or makeup brushes?
I think it would have to be mascara, now I’ve discovered the Real Techniques brushes I can’t do my makeup without them!

So that is it for this post, I hope that you enjoyed it and if you did please hit the like button, let me know in the comments any of your answers to these questions!

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Barry M Silk Nail Paint in Mist Review

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Despite being a complete fanatic and compulsive consumer when it comes to nail polish I haven’t done much delving into the world of nail effects, but after trying the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints and falling head over heels in love with them (that’s right we are having a love affair) I decided to give one of the Silk Effects Nail Paints a try. I picked up the shade Mist which is a lovely powder blue shade, here’s what I think.

silk nail paint
Like the rest of the Barry M Nail Paints, the Silk Effects range comes in the same standard square shaped bottle containing 10ml of product. On the lid of the polish is the word “silk” in gold metallic writing and there’s an image of a gold ribbon on the lid as well which I think is cute. The Silk Effects range retails for the same price as the Gelly Hi Shine range which I believe is £3.99, so these are very budget friendly.

The colour in the bottle is a powder blue and it appears as if it would be a shimmer polish. If you look very closely there is minute silver glitter in the polish but this isn’t a glitter polish and the glitter is so fine that it doesn’t affect the texture of the polish. The brush is a standard nail polish brush which I prefer as I find that the fat ones tend to be a tad too large for my small nails. In terms of the effect it isn’t a shimmer like you would imagine, it dries almost matte with a slight shine and I think I would best describe it as a frosted finish.

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This polish was really difficult to photograph and although this photo is the best one to show you the effect of the polish I would still say that on your nails it is less shiny and more frosted. I was surprised by the finish but I really like it. The longevity of the polish isn’t great I’ve found that it does chip within a few days and isn’t as long lasting as the Gelly Hi Shine range however this isn’t anything that my trusty Seche Vite can’t deal with so I would recommend that you do use a top coat with these.

As far as I’m aware I believe that there is five colours in the range (possibly more) this powder blue shade is Mist, then there is a pale green named Meadow, a white named Pearl, a Brown named Truffle and a lilac named Heather. I think that the white one would be particularly nice for summer or bridal nails and the brown for autumn, blue for winter and green for spring.

Overall I do like these and am quite tempted to pick up more colours, these weren’t what I expected but I like them even more that a standard shimmer nail polish. If you do like experimenting with nail effects then I would recommend these because they’re a nice addition to the Barry M range. These can be picked up from both Boots and Superdrug just click here.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button. Let me know in the comments which polishes you have tried that have funky nail effects and if you think that they were worth it. I have tried crackle effects but I’m yet to try any magnetic polishes, they might have to be next on my hit list.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Hair products I wouldn’t Repurchase

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of things “Products I wouldn’t repurchase” posts and I thought that I’d tailor this one to hair. I have nine products to talk about (because I couldn’t think of tenth and who doesn’t love an odd number) which I have tried and just didn’t do it for me. Don’t be offended if one of your favourite products is on this list this is just what didn’t work for me.

Aussie Dry Shampoo
aussie dry shampoo
I was really disappointed with this product because I never actually got to use it. I bought this brand new and by the time I got home something had gone wrong the product had leaked and when I pushed down the nozzle nothing came out. I can shake the can and hear about half a bottle of product that I can’t actually use so I was pretty disappointed and won’t bother repurchasing this.

L’oreal Salt Spray
l'oreal salt spray
I spoke about this product a while ago on my blog. The product claimed to give you tousled beach waves but what it actually did was dry my hair out to the point where it looked like I’d just frazzled my hair with hair straighteners. I really wasn’t impressed with how this product made my hair look and feel and ended up giving the product away.

V05 High Volume Hairspray
v05 high volume
So I’ve finally used up this product and I’m so glad to see the back of it, I think that this was the worst hairspray I ever tried. It left my hair crunchy and sticky, was so difficult to brush out and on top of that it didn’t even tame my flyways so was just pointless. I did force myself to use it up before buying a new hairspray but I wouldn’t repurchase or recommend this to anyone especiallyif you have fine hair like me.

Garnier Sleek and Shine Shampoo
garnier shampoo
I bought this and mentioned it in a haul post and then I never spoke about it again. I bought this shampoo hoping that it would help define my curls and tame some of my flyaways but what it actually did was leave my hair and scalp really dry and itchy. I think I used this once and I was so irritated with it that I swapped it with my mum. I wouldn’t repurchase this shampoo again.

Garnier Sleek and Shine Conditioner
garnier conditioner
I was even more annoyed with the conditioner that it’s shampoo counterpart simply because I use conditioner to soften my hair and leave it nice and glossy and the fact that even after using the conditioner my hair and scalp was still dry and itchy just seemed like a waste of time and money.

Systeme Styling Gel Spray
system spray
I’ve spotted this a few times in Poundland and Bodycare and thought that for a pound it might surprise me but this product was worse than I expected. It sprays out as a liquid onto a patch of your hair and that is literally it, it doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t moisturise, soften, texturise or anything and it just left my hair wet. I definitely didn’t see any way I could work with this and wouldn’t repurchase I ended up giving it away.

Bristows Hair Spray
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This isn’t the worst hairspray that I have ever tried but even so it was pretty rubbish. This left my hair super crispy and strawlike and similar with the V05 hairspray after an hour my hair was falling out of it’s style. I wouldn’t bother repurchasing this.

V05 Dry Backcombing Spray
v05 backcomb spray
This wasn’t a terrible product, it is similar to hairspray but without being as crunchy but this got replaced by my Charles Worthington Texturising Spray and I just found that I didn’t need this anymore. I wouldn’t repurchase simply because I’ve found better products.

V05 Gloss Me Smoothly Shampoo
v05 gloss me smoothly
I tried this shampoo a while ago and was really unimpressed. My hair is fairly shiny anyway but is prone to dryness so I thought that this shampoo would help to lock in some moisture but what it actually did was leave my hair like one giant greaseball. I wouldn’t repurchase and felt like I had to wash my hair again the same day!

V05 Gloss Me Smoothly Conditioner
v05 conditioner
Similar to the shampoo I also faced the problem of my hair looking really greasy after I used this product. I was really disappointed because I was hoping that it would keep my hair nourished, but even the ends of my hair looked disgusting despite just being washed so I wouldn’t repurchase.

That is it for the hair products that I wouldn’t repurchase. I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button and let me know in the comments if you have tried any hair products recently that you have been disappointed with.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Revlon Colourstay Foundation Review

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After reading so many stellar reviews and having being recommended it by you guys I finally decided to give the Revlon Colourstay Foundation Review and oh-my-god I’m so glad I did. I’ve almost completely used up my bottle but I’ve absolutely loved using it, here’s why.

revlon colourstay

The foundation comes in a glass bottle, it’s a pretty simple design on the packaging but I find that it’s more about what is inside. The product retails for around ten pounds which I think is fair as it’s a good quality product. My only bug bear with this product is that it doesn’t come with a pump which is really irritating as Revlon don’t seem to make pumps to be bought for it so you have to tip this onto your brush which can result in you pouring more than you need.

The product claims to wear for up to 24 hours and promises a lightweight feel and flawless look. I picked up the one for Normal to Dry skin as my oiliness is only on my chin and I didn’t want a foundation that would dry out my skin. In terms of the claims this does have an incredible longevity and despite having medium coverage it doesn’t weigh my face down at all. I think the flawless look depends on if you colour match correctly and how you apply the foundation but if you do a good job then it does look pretty flawless.

I have sensitive skin but this foundation doesn’t seem to break me out or irritate my skin which is definitely a relief. I picked up the shade Ivory which is one of their palest I believe but even that is a tad too dark but nothing to noticeable. The foundation also seems to be yellow toned so this will be suitable for most skin unless you are extremely fair in which case it may be too dark for you.

The texture of the product is a liquid which doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. I would say that this offers medium coverage but you can sheer it out by applying a tiny amount of build it up to get the coverage that you need. This does have quite a glowy finish so if you prefer matte foundations then you probably won’t like this.

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Here’s a little before and after photo, as you can see this product does cover most of my blemishes, I still apply a concealer afterwards and usually use my Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder just to prevent me from looking overly shiny. In terms of the longevity this is the longest lasting foundation that I have tried and it always stays in place all day which I love. Usually by five pm my makeup starts to wear away but this stays firmly in place until I take it off.

Overall I’m really impressed with this product and I would definitely repurchase. Thank you to Blondebeauty13 for recommending this to me, I’m really glad that I tried it. If you haven’t yet tried it and are looking for a new drugstore foundation then I would definitely recommend this to you.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, let me know in the comments if you have tried this and what you thought of it.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

LOTD – Marilyn Monroe Inspired Makeup

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When scouring through the masses of beauty blogs that I like to read I often come across “look of the day” posts. I haven’t actually done one before so I thought I’d give one a go. I took inspiration from Marilyn Monroe for this look, glowing skin, a red lip and winged liner is a timeless look and is one of my favourites to wear both day and night.

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On my eyes:
Collection Lasting Colour Gel Liner
I really like this gel liner it’s a great budget buy. I’ve used this on my upper lash line and then winged it out to create a feline flick. This is great for elongating round eyes and always looks really classy.
L’oreal Telescopic Mascara (gold tubed one)
This is my go to mascara for when I want length, I’ve used two coats (the second applied whilst the first is wet) to get long, dark lashes. The plastic curved brush is great for hugging lashes and coating them from root to tip.
L’oreal Contour Kohl in Black
I used this on my lower waterline just to outline and accentuate my eyes. This eyeliner stays put and comes out really black as opposed to the faded black a lot of kohl eyeliners offer. This is another great buy.
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark (Brows)
I’ve used this on my brows, the wax is great for filling in and shaping the brows and the setting powder is finely milled and works perfectly for setting the brows in place. The two mini brushes, tweezers and mirror are also great for fixing the brows on the go.

On my face:
Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base with SPF15
I picked this up brand new from a Car Boot Sale for a pound and I absolutely adore it. It’s a watery liquid with SPF and a slight green tinge to counteract redness. I use this all over my face to calm down and conceal any redness or blotchiness and it works a treat. I love the fact that it also contains SPF to keep my skin protected throughout the day.
Collection Cover Up Stick in Light Translucent
I’ve nearly completely used this up, I use this to conceal any excess redness that my primer hasn’t completely covered, this is a thicker concealer stick but acts as a great base for my foundation.
Revlon Colourstay Makeup in Ivory
I absolutely adore this foundation, it offers medium coverage and makes my skin look dewy without looking cakey or heavy. Better yet out of all of the foundations that I have tried this one has the best longevity by far. Now I never have to suffer from that dreaded five o clock slip!
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 001 Fair
A cult classic and for good reason, this conceals my under eye circles, spots and any other lumps or bumps that I may have on my face. This doesn’t cake and stays in place all day. Even better this only costs between three and four pounds.
Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in Pink Cloud
This is my go-to blusher when I want a natural looking flush on my cheeks. This is a warm coral toned pink that is builadble, blendable and natural looking. I’m really impressed with this and can’t believe that it only costs £1.99.
Technic Highlights Complexion Enhancer
I’ve mentioned this before but this is my favourite liquid highlighter not least because it’s a dupe for the Benefit High Beam and the Mememe Beat The Blues and retails for £1.99 at Bodycare. This is a beautiful pink/gold highlighter that adds a nice glow to my face without an overload of glitter or shimmer.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 003 Peach Glow
This is my holy grail face powder simply because I’ve used it for years and it has never failed me. This is great for setting the makeup and mattifying the face without you looking cakey. It’s super cost friendly and £3.99 and one tub will lasts for ages. I’d always recommend this to people, especially those with oily skin.

On My Lips:
Pantina Cosmetics Moonlove Lip Liner in Scarlet
I got some of these in a bundle of makeup that I bought from Ebay and although I’ve never heard of the brand before these are amazing. They always prevent my lipstick from bleeding and feathering and they’re soft and creamy enough to just glide over the lips. I also like how they act as a base for my lipstick but don’t feel drying.
Natural Collection Lipstick in Cherry Red
My current favourite lipstick for when I want a bright, red lip. This is fun, pretty and surprisingly good quality despite only costing £1.99. This doesn’t feel drying on my lips and offers a really lovely satin red finish.

So that is it for this post, it’s a little different to my usual posts but I hope that you enjoyed it. Let me know in the comments if you’d like me to do more LOTD posts in the future or if you’re not really interested in them. I aim to please!

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Eyebrows Tips and Tricks – Setting your brows

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So I’m back with another Eyebrow Tips and Tricks and today I’m going to be talking about how to set the brows. If you are one of those people who fills in your eyebrows and then later accidentally smudges it halfway across your face then this is definitely a post that will apply to you.

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In the past I’ve spoken about how to fill in the brows, as you can see from the photo above my eyebrows are sparse, slightly unruly and not as shaped as I’d like them to be. One product that I love to use is my Sleek Brow Kit to fill them in and shape them so they look pretty.

The Sleek Brow kit retails for around £8.00 in Superdrug and comes with two brushes (one angled and one normal), some tweezers and a pigmented wax and setting powder. The little mirror is also useful for touching up your brows on the go.

sleek brow kit

It may be confusing as to which product to use first and how to use it so allow me to explain. First of all I always use the pigmented wax and I apply this with the angled brush. Taking it slowly I like to brush it through my brows until they’re filled in and have a nice shape.

The powder is to help the wax stay in place, I use the straight brush and then lightly brush the setting powder over both of my brows. The setting powder then adheres to the wax and prevents it from moving around.

Sometimes I find that the powders can be a little ashy or cool toned than I’d like, especially as my hair is brown but warm toned. If you’re not always happy with the powder in the brow kits then I’d recommend looking at eyeshadows to use instead as a setting powder. I really like the Natural Collection Solo Shadow in Crushed Walnut as it’s slightly warmer than the setting powder that comes in the Sleek Brow Kit.

Some people find that they’re eyebrow hair can be thick and coarse which can make taming them a bit of a challenge. Others may also find that even with a setting powder they’re eyebrows can be in danger of moving around so to speak. This is where brow mascara comes in.

Brands such as Rimmel London and Maybelline have now released their own brow mascaras which are designed to add a hint of colour to the brows and to help to tame them but you may find that the shade range doesn’t quite match your brows. My go to brow mascara is the Natural Collection Lash Care Mascara. This is a clear mascara which I use to tame my brows, sometimes I’ll also use it over the top of the setting powder so when it dries it ensures that my eyebrows stay in place. Other people also favour the ELF Clear Mascara for their brows, I just find the Natural Collection one more accessible as it is stocked in Boots.

That’s it for this post, short and sweet which I always like for posts containing beauty tips. I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, also let me know in the comments how you set your brows.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

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