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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.

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


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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!

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Love, K.

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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.

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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.

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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!?

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

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

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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.

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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?

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Thanks for reading!

Love, K.

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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!

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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.

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Shades:

Top Row: Cozy Grey; Kitties; Georgia Peach.

Middle Row: Ricepaper; Creative Copper; Cork.

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


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Make-Up Wish List (3 min read)

Hey,

Today I’ll show you what has made it onto my next beauty shopping wish list. I always know what I want to spend my money on, but do I actually have that money at all times?! Not necessarily. #shopaholicproblems

Let’s get straight into it.


1. Chanel – Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Make-Up Base.

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Ever since one of my friends let me use this … I have been thinking about it 24/7. I just need it in my life, so after my next payday this is a no brainer purchase!

2. Zoeva – Coral Spectrum Blush Palette.

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I surprisingly don’t own any blush yet, this Zoeva palette seems like it has great shades (four of them) that are not in your face pink, and I would like to see how it adds to my everyday look.

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Glow Kits.

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I love all of the ones that are out, however, I can never get my hands of them! They are always out of stock. If you own them then I’m so jealous.

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance Palette.

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One of the most beautiful eye shadow palettes which are out there, yet again always out of stock.

5. Kylie Jenner Lip Kits.

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I must be one of the only girls out here without Kylie’s lip kit?! I always wondered how much the delivery charge is to the UK? If anyone knows then please comment, I’m dying to know.

**Photo credits go to We Heart It**


There are probably thousands of items that I would like to buy, as every girl does, but these are my top 5.

Do you own any of the products above? What is your opinion of them or would you suggest a nicer dupe for it?

See you in my next post!


Love, K.

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