Sunday, 11 January 2015

Review | Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick


First post of 2015 is a good one! With this particular product you must believe the hype!

When Jeffree Star stated that he was releasing a range of lipstick products, the little MySpace girl in me was beyond excited. While apart of me really wanted to buy the bundle pack of the three lipsticks I was in the midst of quitting my job and looking to live quite cheaply, so splurging out on makeup products is a big deal and a thing I have to really think over. While I love all three of the colours he has released I felt 'Redrum' (red) was very suited to my style as I own thousands of red lipsticks (God damn you MAC)! 


Okay, so the packaging is beyond cute! Neon pink with cute gold stars! beautiful! The bottle itself shocked me, I didn't think it would be this big, you get a lot of product for a cheap price. It's so handy and easy to fit in your handbag, although, you don't really need to take it anywhere as one application in the morning is all you need, yes really! 

The lovely thing about this product is that it applies wet but dries matte and boy do I mean matte! The texture is so odd, it feels like you're applying water! The product doesn't really have a smell, which would have been a nice little extra! It stays beautiful and doesn't look drying on the lips, which is great as I have super dry lips! The product states that it dries in 60 seconds, which it doesn't, I would say around 3-5 minutes before it completely dries, where you can press your lips and no product will transfer. That is probably the only teeny tiny little flaw I can find with this product, which isn't really a flaw!


 The applicator is better than what I thought it was going to be. When I first saw it I was thinking "great, like a lip gloss" which I can't stand, but it was easy to use! I still used a lip brush to really define the lips and this is why it's great that it doesn't dry so fast as I think I (and many other people) would find it very difficult to get that sharp lip line. You don't need anything to enhance this product, I wore a lip balm while making up my face then wiped it off with a make up wipe and applied this straight on. It is VERY pigmented and a little truly does go a long way!   

The day I got it me and boyfriend were going out for a meal so I thought I would put the product to the ultimate test! That meant, drinking with no straw, eating a full meal and kissing! I was absolutely amazed! Little product was coming off and it didn't affect the look at all. I kept looking in my pocket mirror to see and every time I looked it just looked the exact same as that first application in the morning! What is so mind blowing is that it is so easy to take off at the end of the day. I used a regular make up wipe and it came off as if it was just any other lip product. Which it isn't, this is one of a kind and you need it in your life.



Summary...


  • £13 for UK customers here (so cheap!)
  • 'Redrum' keeps selling out so check every day!
  • One application needed to last all day
  • New colours coming in March!
  • You just need this lipstick.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

How to make: Halloween no bake mini cheesecake potions!

These super cute cheesecakes are so easy to make and quick, you can easily make them on Halloween day ready for the party! Get the kids involved too! Make it a fun Halloween night in!

So, here's what you'll need;


- your favourite biscuits (I choose shortbread, these work really well!)
- a little bit of butter 
- extra thick cream 
- a flavouring of your choice (I chose Vanilla)
- gel food colouring of your choice (I choose red and green)
- sprinkles/any Halloween toppings you like
- and little jars to put them in!

Everything I bought was enough to make two jars. I found these cute little jars in Wilko for £1 each! Make sure you give them a wash before putting food in them though! 




Place the biscuits of your choice in a big bowl. I used 6 for two people. Now looking back on it I wish I used a little more! Hopefully you'll have better judgement! You then want to smash them up into crumbs with an end of a rolling pin. This can get super messy! Really fun for the kids to do!





So next you want to add a little bit of butter, it's just to make it abit wet so you're able to mush it down in the jar. Your judgement will come in handy here too! I found it easier using my hands as the heat melted the butter faster and you can judge the texture easier. 








Once you have a damp texture, evenly put the mixture into the jars like this.









You then want to get a small spoon and press down on the mixture to form a cheesecake like base. You'll end up with something like this. If you don't feel like it's enough feel free to repeat the previous stage to add more! I wish I did this!





In a bowl, empty out all of the cream and add your chosen flavouring. Remember to keep tasting as you go, I had to add a lot of flavouring to get my desired taste!








Separate the cream into two bowls or into how many different gel colours you are using. 







Now for the magic! Add the whole tube of the gel colour to each bowl. If you use a tiny bit it will come out pastel colours. I wanted the colour darker than this but it was my first time working with colour gel! Keep mixing until the colour and the cream are all mixed together evenly. 





Pour the coloured cream on top of the biscuit base in the jar so you end up with something like this...







And finally, add your sprinkles or any toppings that you like! 










You can paint the jars all Halloween-y (with acrylic paint) and add cute little characters on cocktail sticks! Get your kids to draw little characters, cut them out and stick them on with blue tac, easy peasy! 

Let them chill in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes then they're ready to eat! They last in the fridge for about three days! Like I said, these are so quick and easy to make you can make them on the day for a Halloween party or even make it a little fun activity for you and your kids to do this Halloween!

Any questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact me down below and good luck! 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Review: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Ever since Dainty Doll has discontinued (well, in my Boots store it has!) I've been on the hunt for a new foundation. It's been very difficult. I have super pale and dry skin and finding a foundation when you're pale is an absolute pain, especially in drugstores, as some of you may know.
I've always wanted to try NARS products but it isn't sold where I am and buying it offline without testing the colour just seems abit silly to me, especially because of the price! It would be an absolute waste if it was wrong. 
A few weeks ago I managed to find a Sephora in France and just fell in love with the place. I found the NARS station and was super excited! I don't like full coverage foundations as my skin isn't that bad and I find they can be really cakey and show my dry skin. I always mixed my foundation with moisturizer so the tinted moisturizer really interested me. It was the only foundation products of the brand that I tested and it really was just love at first sight. It was a perfect match and I loved the texture and the glow of the formula. It's SPF 30 which is amazing and pretty high for a foundation. They also have a great range of shades and also describe what colour undertones it has. My shade is Terre-Neuve and it is the lightest with neutral pink undertones. 

That night I used it as we were going for dinner and cocktails and I was extremely impressed! It's very lightweight and I'm still able to use my concealer under it and for it all to blend together beautifully. A little does go a long way with this product and it leaves a wonderful glow on your skin. It also photographs lovely and makes you look very healthy and glowing! I'm completely impressed with how long it lasts, I didn't remove my makeup the night before (bad I know!) and it was still in place the next morning!
The only downside I could possibly see is if you have oily skin this product may not work for you. I get a touch oily on my forehead and around my nose but just apply powder. You could possibly just pop a powder compact in your bag!

I'm so happy this product exists and will continue using it as my main foundation, I love it even more than my Dainty Doll foundation. I don't think I could ever go back or go to another foundation. Now that I know my shade, I can now happily buy it online! I bought it for 38€ and its £28 on the NARS website which I will happily pay out for such an all round wonderful product. I highly, highly recommend this product to anyone and everyone!

What NARS products do you have? I want to expand my collection! xo