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.

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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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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.

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(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.

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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.


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

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

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But give it a few minutes…

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… 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.

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New Look Beauty: Pure Colour Lipsticks (3 min read)

Hi!

Today I will talk to you about New Look lipsticks because I thinks that they are very underrated. They only cost £3.99 and the cool thing about them is that they are produced in the same factory as Dior lipsticks. Yes, you read right! This means that they are very high quality and I can honestly say that they are a new must have in your make-up bag. Give them a go, you won’t regret it!


Their packaging is very classy: matte black with their logo in white writing. I think that they look gorgeous on the dressing table and on the lips.

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Six Shades I Own:

I want my collection to expand with time, but for now i will show you what i’ve got.

1. Deep Pink (S74)

This is my most recent purchase. If you want to start wearing pinks but are scared to go for the bright shades – this is ideal for you!

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2. Candy Pink (S71)

After you feel more confident in pink, this shade steps up your game. It is perfect for Wednesdays especially duuh.

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3. Aubergine (S58)

This deep purple shade screams “look at me”. I would wear it on a night out or during Autumn, so for now it is not my most favourite out of all the shades here.

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4. Camel (S17)

The name says it all – it literally is the shade of what I imagine the camel to be.

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5. Mauve (S70)

My love for this shade can not be described. I have not seen such shade before, maybe that’s what intrigues me about it.

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6. Mid Brown (S24)

Last but not least the on trend brown. If you are looking for M.A.Cs dupe of Stone, I would say this is it.

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Here are some swatches, you can clearly see how pigmented they are and how smoothly they have applied onto my skin.

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To conclude, all lipsticks go on smoothly and the colours are so nice in real life. So all of you beauty gurus should definitely give them a go! If you already use them, what shades are your favourite?

Be sure to like, share and comment on this post! If you would like me to try out other New Look beauty products do let me know so I can review them for you!

Bye for now.


Love, K.

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