Drugstore Dupe For ABH Aurora Glow Kit

Hey lovlies!

HAPPY 1st OF AUGUST! I hope that you are all super well today. I have been obsessing over the latest Aurora Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills (if you can’t already tell, i have been blogging about it like crazy! While looking at my make-up collection, i have realised that i own a very good & close dupe to this Glow Kit that is drugstore *yuss*. So i hope this post is useful to all of you who want this Glow Kit, but not necessarily spend the money on it.

KEEP ON READING…

L’Oréal Paris: Gold Obsession Collection Review (5 min read)

Hi guys!

Firstly, are you all caught up with my latest posts?

  1. DREAM OF FLAWLESS EYELASHES? LADY BURGUNDY AND I GOT YOU GIRL! (5 min read)
  2. DISCOUNT CODE: LADY BURGUNDY (EYELASHES & BEAUTY) (1 min read)
  3. KYLIE JENNER LIQUID LIPSTICKS: THREE DRUGSTORE DUPES (5 min read)

Cool, now get back to this one 🙂

Lately i became addicted to L’oréal Paris make-up after i realised how high quality it is … plus it has such an affordable price! Two main retailers in the UK that sell this brand are Boots and Superdrug for anyone wondering. My main advice is that sometimes Boots has different products out to Superdrug, so to make the most by visiting both!

Gold Obsession is their latest collection launched at beginning of October as far as i’m aware. I really hope that i manage to grab all the remaining cosmetics in this range, you’ll soon see why i’m so obsessed! Although there is one product i’m very disappointed in…

Enjoy xox


Lets start with two lipsticks. Is there ever a time when i don’t buy a new lip? I don’t think so! I picked out these two shades for now.

FullSizeRender 3.jpg

The packaging is very pretty – goes with the theme perfectly and in fact, they are divided into two categories – all gold for the base colour and gold&black ombre for creating a little twist to your look. £6.99 each. Click here to buy the gold or here to buy the red.

FullSizeRender.jpg

The shades i picked up were 228 VIP (matte) and Pure Gold.

228 is the perfect matte red for a classic look, very sophisticated and build able. It’s also the first ever red lipstick to add to my collection – it was always a colour i thought i can’t rock but i’m giving it a go!

FullSizeRender 2.jpg

Pure Gold is self-explanatory, it’s a gold, sparkly shade that i had never come across before! I’m in love, once i wore it to work and majority of my customers complemented the look!

IMG_8504.JPG

I feel that autumn is the one time of the year when you can full on play around with your make-up the most.

FullSizeRender 4.jpg

And here are some swatches! On the top you can see 228 (very, very pigmented), Pure Gold in the middle (that needs a few layers before you can build up the intensity) and the two shades mixed together in the heart.


IMG_8563.JPG

Of course, lets not forget about a lip liner. Lip liner is so important when applying darker lipsticks and every line has to be neat. I saw this one being recommended beside the lipsticks and i was intrigued to see that it’s clear?!

Sounds confusing, but it is fantastic – once you neatly line your lips, magically the lipstick you go on to apply will glide on in the shape you created. How? It states that it is a contour perfector and a colour blocker. It solves the issue of buying many liners for different lip shades, this one does it all! You need to check it out. £3.99, click here to buy it.


IMG_8566.JPG

Highlighter … yes, if i could i would apply this daily all over my face and become a glow goddess. However, this trend has not gotten here yet so lets get on with the review haha!

I always look to find a good drugstore highlighter, so when i saw this limited edition one i was over the moon.

It says that it’s a powder highlighter but it does not apply with a fan brush. When i swatched it, i realised that it had a wet feel to it, almost like a dense paste, really weird consistency considering the fact it says “Powder”. I then tried out applying the product with my fingers and it is the most pigmented highlighter i have ever seen! Usually £6.99 but it’s on an offer for only £4.99, click here to buy.

FullSizeRender 2.jpg


IMG_8576.JPG

I have been hard core dedicated to my ABH Brow Pomade, so picking this Brow Artist Shaper Pencil myst have been an impulsive decision while shopping. Oh, it’s in the shade 03 Brunette; with a wax side and a pigment side also as a little brush. I’m not a major fan of brow pencils, because of how sharp the brows turn out, but i think that i will use this to draw precise hair like lines in any additional sparse areas of my brows after shading them in. £4.99, click here to buy.


IMG_8580.JPG

Lastly, the product which i’m most disappointed with. I never give negative reviews to products but i actually have nothing nice to say about it. It let me down as i wanted to love it!

It is the Super Liner Ultra Precision Eyeliner in Gold. The whole idea is to have the intensity of a classic black eyeliner with a shimmer of gold coming through. However, when i wanted to create a look with it, no colour would apply on my eyelids! All that would show was some shimmer of gold and very faded black after various attempts of application. Not a good look.  Then i decided to see if maybe the colour will apply on my hand, still with no luck.

As a final trial i drew some lines on paper – the top line was with a single coat, as you can see it fades so soon. Second line shows you 7 applications – the colour only just showed up.  I think that this product is store exclusive to Superdrug as i cannot find a link to it! It was around £4.99.

FullSizeRender.jpg

I have no idea whether i maybe just picked up a faulty liner, or if it’s like that to everyone?


fullsizerender-5

And here is an overview of all the products from this review.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Do you use any of these products? What is your opinion of them? Alternatively, are you considering giving any of these products a go?

I would love to find out in the comment section!

Like, comment, share & follow :*


Love, K.

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin’


Dream of Flawless Eyelashes? Lady Burgundy and I Got You Girl! (5 min read)

Hey lovelies, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! How are you all?

Firstly i am sending you all massive hugs and kisses for sticking around while i was being less active due to settling into my Law Degree! I can now happily say that i am back and have a ton of new posts coming up once a week – every Wednesday.

To clear one more matter up, the lucky winner of my autumn giveaway was a sweet girl called Laura and she had informed me that all her goodies had now arrived and she’s excited to use them. If i see that everyone here is being active as per, i will for sure make another giveaway with even greater products! x

Now that all is clear, as per i’m introducing you to a new, cool brand… lets get straight to the eyelash talk.


At the beginning of October i had discovered Lady Burgundy lashes and ever since i am addicted. I use them daily and oh.my.goodness they legit transform my look from average to a-m-a-z–i-n-g.

FullSizeRender 5.jpg

For those who are not familiar with this fantastic American brand, Lady Burgundy handcrafts 3D silk lashes of the highest quality. The team is so lovely to speak to, a special big hey to Amrita! To read more about them, click here.

IMG_8286.JPG


The three styles of lashes that i chose were Lala, Amrita and Roya. This is the first time that i got my hands on proper lashes and i am so glad. Lets highlight the fact that i can keep on reusing them as much as i want to, as long as i give them a good clean at the end of the day.

Usually i would have never considered wearing lashes for an everyday look, afraid that it’s too much, but these ones look so real and flattering. Ever since i started wearing them to work or to my university people began to notice and say “your lashes are amazing, how did you do this?” and my secret to that is Lady Burgundy.


Since today is the 31st of October i thought why not to spice up the photographs a little bit and make it themed.

What else can make a photo more Halloweeny than a carved pumpkin!?

img_8475


FullSizeRender 2.jpg

The packaging is classy, sturdy and pretty for displaying on your vanity table.

fullsizerender


IMG_8478.JPG

Lala Lashes are my favourite ones. They make my lashes longer, fuller and more colour intense – score! I will definitely be repurchasing them asap.

IMG_8476.JPG

And as you can see these Amrita lashes have been well loved too. I managed to get them nice and clean of any additional mascara and eyeshadow for this shoot.

In the subject of Roya lashes… i think i wore them the most and when it came to take the photo today they were not as photogenic as the rest. I have probably used them about 10 times now and they can pull a couple of more looks to be honest! This just shows you how durable Lady Burgundy lashes are – definitely worth the investment! I’m so pleased.

img_8477


IMG_8482.JPG

Oh… I so took this photoshoot opportunity to get some nice themed photos with my fluff ball Faith.


Once again a massive Happy Halloween! How many of you celebrate this holiday? If so, have you got any plans for tonight?

Let me know what your opinions are on Lady Burgundy lashes that i have picked out 🙂 Which set is your favourite?

Get your 10% discount here.


Lady Burgundy Details:

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Thanks for reading!

Love, K.

Instagram | Twitter


Tanya Burr Cosmetics: Birthday Suit Eye Shadow Palette Review (3 min read)

Hello everyone!

First of all I would like to apologise about this post going up today (Tuesday) and not yesterday (Monday). This is because I scheduled it for the wrong day (oops!). But here it is now, the last piece from the Tanya Burr Cosmetics collection which I have recently bought.

Have you checked out my previous posts in Tanya Burr Cosmetics series?

  1. Tanya Burr Cosmetics: Enchanted Dream Eye Shadow Palette Review (3 min read).
  2. Tanya Burr Cosmetics: All About The Lips (3 min read).

All caught up? Enjoy this post!


FullSizeRender.jpg

From what I know, this must be one of the most popular palettes from Tanya’s range; the Birthday Suit eye palette! I really adore this rose gold/deep peach packaging and the theme in which all of her palettes have in common – this makes them such a decorative piece for your vanity table!


FullSizeRender_1.jpg

This cute palette contains four bronze shadows: Marzipan, Toast, Cocoa sugar and Soft Truffle.

img_7256

Here are the swatches, starting from the top we have Marzipan, Toast, Cocoa Sugar and Soft Truffle. Toast & Soft Truffle are the matte shades and Marzipan & Cocoa Sugar are shimmery.

I absolutely adore using Marzipan as a highlighter on my cheekbones, bridge of the nose and under brow. Who said that eye shadows have no other uses? No one ever!


My favourite look using these shades is:

  1. Sweep Marzipan across your eye, from lash to brow, as a base and a transition colour.
  2. Pick either Toast or Cocoa Sugar and blend it just above the eye socket.
  3. Blend everything well.
  4. Define your lash line and outer eye using Soft Truffle.

img_7250


Overall, I really recommend this eye shadow palette. it’s only £5.99 at Superdrug which is a bargain. The pigmentation is there and you can create some pretty cool looks with all the shades. The only thing I don’t like is the fall out from the powder! To avoid this I apply these shadows before my foundation. Other than that, I give this palette a thumbs up!

Do you like this Birthday Suit Palette? Have you tried the Tanya Burr Cosmetics range yet? I would love to find out. 🙂

Like, comment, share and follow if you enjoyed this post!

Speak to you on Friday guys!


Love, K.

Instagram | Twitter


M.A.C Amber Times Nine Eye Shadow Palette Review (3 min read)

Hi!

I today we are talking M.A.C … one of my favourite High End brands ever! I have already published a few posts related to their make-up, if you want check them out here:

  1. Get A Free Lipstick From M.A.C Cosmetics
  2. Haul Time: Latest M.A.C Cosmetic Purchases
  3. M.A.C Favourites 2015

All caught up? Great, now lets get started!


So this is the first time I ever purchased M.A.C eye shadows… finally! I always wanted to try them out!

FullSizeRender.jpg

I instantly fell in love with it because of its travel size and you get nine beautiful neutral shades that can easily create both a night and a daytime look.

FullSizeRender_3

Shades:

Top Row: Cozy Grey; Kitties; Georgia Peach.

Middle Row: Ricepaper; Creative Copper; Cork.

Bottom Row: Don’t Tell; Aromatic; Pepper, Please.


FullSizeRender_4

This picture shows you how the Top Row shadows turn out on your skin. As you can see they are very gentle yet well pigmented. I love to use them for shadow transitions and base.


FullSizeRender_5

Here is the Middle Row; it features my all time favourite shade which is in the middle – Creative Copper. It is such a gorgeous gold & shimmery shade! I get so many complements while wearing it. It is well worth looking into getting gals.


sdg

Lastly, the Bottom Row: these shades are much darker and so work well in the outer corner of your eyelid and to define your lash line. They blend well and I generally enjoy using them!


Favourite Look:

The first look I love creating is by applying Cozy Grey all over my eyelid, Cork in my crease, Aromatic in the outer corner, Kitties in the inner corner & a thin sweep of Creative Copper all over the lid.Additionally, you can apply some Kitties on your lower lash line to highlight that area. 🙂 Blend it all together and you achieve such a flattering look!


Overall I give this palette a massive thumbs up! There are so many fun shades that will work with any look and most importantly it is such a great price for nine M.A.C shadows. My obsession with eye shadows is unreal right now. Are any of you guys in the same position haha?

Do you have any M.A.C eye shadows? If so what shades do you recommend?

Like, share, comment & follow lovlies!


Love, K.

Instagram | Twitter


Tanya Burr Cosmetics: All About The Lips (3 min read)

Hello everyone,

I hope that you all liked my previous Tanya Burr Cosmetics: Enchanted Dream Eye Shadow Palette Review !

Today I will review two of the lip products in her range: one lip gloss and one matte liquid lipstick.

Enjoy.


IMG_7215

I wanted to try out one of each type of lip products in Tanya’s range before collecting all of them. All lip products cost £5.99 which is pretty decent for a drugstore collection. Since Martha Moo was sold out and will be sold out until November/December time, I chose the next colour that I liked from the two remaining shades available at Superdrug. I decided to get Rhubarb & Custard. As for the lip gloss, Lunch Date caught my eye.


This packaging is so pretty. Gold lid and clear tube – I really like it.

IMG_7217.JPG


FullSizeRender_1

Above you can see the applicator for Rubarb & Custard.

FullSizeRender_4

And here is the one for Lunch Date.

The matte applicator is wider and smaller, whereas, the lip gloss applicator is long and narrow. They both work fine for putting the product on your lips and distribute it well.


FullSizeRender_5.jpg

Here are the swatches; Rhubarb & Custard on top and Lunch Date on the bottom. None of them came out patchy and smelt of vanilla and sugar *yummy*. However, the gloss is a little bit too sticky on my lips, maybe next time I should try patting on some translucent powder to mattify it a little bit?


FullSizeRender_3.jpg

Comparing both formulas I 100% prefer the matte liquid lipstick. It dries fast, has a great staying power and does not cake your lips. I really hope that Martha Moo comes back in stock real quick! Of course, I now also want to try out Puppy Paws. Maybe more shades will become available with time? I would love that.


FullSizeRender

So do any of you guys use Tanya Burrs lip products? What are your favourite shades or what do you think of the two shades that I picked out in this post? Let me know in the comment section!

Like, comment, share & follow x


Love, K.

Instagram | Twitter


Tanya Burr Cosmetics: Enchanted Dream Eye Shadow Palette Review (3 min read)

Hi everyone,

Recently I have purchased quite a few products from the Tanya Burr Cosmetics collection. I have always watched Tanya’s videos, yet lately I had the urge to have a shopping spree and try out the whole range!

In this post I will review her Enchanted Dream Eye Palette. I bought it from Superdrug for £5.99, click here to check it out.

Lets get started!


FullSizeRender_3.jpg

First lets look at the packaging. The Enchanted Dream Palette is of a lilac shade with silver, holographic stars scattered around.  Her logo is chic and simple – just her name in a nice, black font as you can see. I think that this packaging is adorable and will present well as a display at any vanity table!

IMG_7247.JPG

As you open the packaging, you can see that there are four shades.

FullSizeRender_1.jpg

These shades are: Moonlit Walk, Cocoa Plum, Berry Soufflé and Magic Carpet.

dfghjk

Starting left with Magic Carpet to right with Moonlit Walk are the shades mentioned above. Magic Carpet & Berry Soufflé are matte shades and Cocoa Plum & Moonlit Walk are shimmery.


The eye shadows are neutral and so handy for a day-to-day look. My favourite look using these shades is:

  1. Sweep Moonlit Walk across your eye, from lash to brow, as a base and a transition colour.
  2. Pick either Cocoa Plum or Berry Soufflé and blend it just above the eye socket.
  3. Blend well.
  4. Define your lash line and outer eye using Magic Carpet.

FullSizeRender_2.jpg

Overall, I am happy with this little palette. It is a convenient size to take with you while travelling, it is pigmented and has very little fallout when applying. Also, £5.99 is a real bargain for four gorgeous neutral shades!

Next week I’ll be reviewing more of Tanya Burr cosmetics so stay tuned.

Do you own any Tanya Burr cosmetics? What do you think of this Enchanted Dream Palette? Let me know in the comment section below!

Like, comment, follow & share 🙂 Speak to you all next week! Have a great weekend.


Love, K.

Instagram | Twitter


How I Clean My Brushes (3 min read)

Hey! I hope everyone is having a great day! 🙂

Cleaning your make-up brushes is so important – not only will it allow a nice & clean application every time but it will reduce the appearance of acne on your face. The old make-up product which builds up on your brush will have its own bacteria and dust settling, therefore, it’s almost a necessity to keep them clean!

Today I want to share with you two ways in which I clean my brushes. All of the products that I use in this post are new to me, however, last year I have mentioned another great brush cleansing product here if you want to check out another option.


One of my biggest obsessions this year (so far) has been buying brushes. My collection has grown so much and added another weekly chore to my weekly schedule – that is cleaning them.

I will now tell you two ways of cleaning your brushes – the first is a lazy routine and the second one is more time consuming. Let’s get started!


Lazy Routine – Quick Scrub

FullSizeRender.jpg

This method involves two things: a brush cleansing spray and a face cloth/towel. This month I have really been into using the New Look Pure Colour Brush Cleaner. This bottle has 200ml and only costs £3.99 … WHAT A BARGAIN! I am very happy with the way it cleans my brushes and it smells like the seaside to me:’) I highly recommend it to anyone that likes cleaning their brushes- it’s so worth getting!

All you need to do is spray the product onto the cloth and swirl your brush bristles around until they look clean! Takes a few minutes and dries very quickly, this is especially handy when you are using different shades of make-up and can make a fast switch on a clean brush.


 Proper Cleanse – For People That Have Time

how-to-clean-makeup-brushes-1.jpg

This method usually takes over night to complete and so I only do this once a week. For this you need: warm water, baby shampoo & I additionally use a brushegg to scrub the brushes.

Slider_1_-_How_The_Experts_Clean_Their_Brushes.jpg

All you need to do is soak your brushes in warm water for 20 minutes, then put a small amount of baby shampoo on the palm of your hand & swirl every brush in circular motion. Any make-up should instantly come off and change the colour of the shampoo. After this you rinse the brushes in cool water, squeeze excess water out and let them dry over night – tah dah you’ll wake up to dry & clean brushes!


I hope that you enjoyed this post, if so please like, comment, share & follow to stay tuned to the future ones!

Do you clean your brushes regularly? What method/ products do you use?

Thanks for reading.


Love, K.

Instagram | Twitter


No7: Magic Foundation?! (3 min read)

Hey!

Today I wanted to share with you this exciting drugstore find.

To find out what the foundation is like and why I think it’s magic, carry on reading!


Last week I casually paid a visit to my local Boots store to have a look at what products are new in/ browse through any offers. I never really checked out No7 make up before so I just went for it. I’m so glad I did, otherwise I would never discover this little gem.

This No7 foundation is called Intelligent Colour Foundation and costs £15.50. It comes in the general shades of Light, Medium and Dark (I bought Medium). It’s meant to be hypo-allergenic, suit all skin types and give a sheer & dewy finish.

FullSizeRender_2.jpg

(the camera would only focus on the packaging and not the plant, sorry if it bothers anyone!)

At this point if you’re thinking “wow, why does it not come in more shades” or “how would you know which shade to get”, at first I thought that too. However, I asked a No7 Beauty Consultant to explain to me what this foundation is/does.

FullSizeRender_1.jpg

She told me that for now it’s one of the only foundations of this kind that are out in the beauty market. I got to sample a few swatches to see which shade would adjust to my skin. Yep, ADJUST to my skin tone!

I think that this foundation is basically magic in the way that it will change its colour to whatever your skin is – making your base even and glowing. This sounds too good to be true because obviously your skin tone will change in between seasons, and if this foundation actually adjusts to your colour then you will always have a foundation to wear! Such money saver.


FullSizeRender_3.jpg

I will now show you how the application process looks like. The picture above shows you my bare skin.

FullSizeRender_5.jpg

When you put the foundation on your skin it will seem so off in colour at first.

FullSizeRender_6.jpg

But give it a few minutes…

FullSizeRender_7.jpg

… and you won’t be able to tell that you have make-up on! For anyone that is wondering about the scent – it simply smells like a nice moisturiser.


For now I will start using it daily to see what it does to my skin and if it can handle these bad breakout days as well. I will definitely keep you guys updated and post a review in a few weeks time. I am so impressed with No7 for now and will look into more of their products.

Have any of you previously heard of this Intelligent Colour Foundation or own it? What is your first impression on it after reading this post?

Like, comment, follow & share lovlies.


Love, K.

Instagram | Twitter


10 Uses For: Coconut Oil (3 min read)

Hi,

Today I will speak to you about the ways in which I use the ever so hyped about coconut oil. Is it worth the attention and does it really work? I will try and help you make your mind up about that in this post.

Enjoy.


Firstly, I always reach out to this organic coconut oil by Midsummer. I love it because its ingredients are only coconut oil and no added flavourings or chemicals, and it’s approved by the organic soil association. This way I am sure of what I put on my body.

IMG_6913.JPG

There are countless uses for coconut oil, but below you will see my favourites:

1. Apply on the skin as a basic lotion.

2. Mix with sugar granules for a body scrub.

3. Use as a natural tanning lotion & after sun cooling lotion.

4. On cuticles to help nails grow strong and shiny.

IMG_6925.JPG

5. Can be rubbed into your scalp to stimulate hair growth. I usually do this overnight and wash my hair twice in the morning to get off the excess oil.

IMG_3580

6. Apply on the ends of your hair to prevent splitting and make it feel like silk.

7. Rub on your face and then rinse with hot water & warm face towel to remove any type of make-up (even tough waterproof one). It will all glide off smoothly!

8. If you do the one above, your eyebrows will condition at the same time, stimulating their growth too! Talking about eyebrows, you can also use this oil as a brow gel to set your hairs.

IMG_6922.JPG

8. Whiten your teeth with it – mix with warm water and keep it in your mouth for 5 minutes.

9. Apparently if you consume it daily then your immune system and even your metabolism will boost. However, I don’t like the idea of eating such oil daily so I drink coconut water instead! Same idea, less fat factor.

FullSizeRender

10. For these awful summer nights that you get a ton of mosquito bites, guys I got you. Just rub some of the coconut oil on your bite and it will stop itching & heal sooner!


Overall, I think that there should be hype about coconut oil: it’s natural, easy to buy and works miracles on almost anything! All of the uses I spoke about above I do on a regular basis or seasonally, and work for me. Bare in mind that everyone is different, and if your skin is combination-oily then maybe it’s not the best option for you to apply on your body.

Hope you liked this post! I personally adore coconut oil and since it’s sold almost everywhere there are legit no excuses towards not using it.

How many of you use coconut oil? Have you got any other tried out uses for it? let me know in the comments!

I wish you all a fabulous day,

Speak soon,


Love, K.

Instagram | Twitter


* Some photo credits go to We Heart It*