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Sunday, 20 March 2016

NEW IN | Beauty

Payday came around and I went a bit cray. Don't get me wrong, all the above didn't cost much, I have just accumulated quite a few bits over the past few weeks. If you want full reviews on anything mentioned in this post please just ask and I will see what I can do! 

Starting with Collection... I was recently in my local Wilko's and I saw that there was a few new releases by Collection and they were SO CHEAP! All the three Collection products cost less than £9 as they were all under £3 each. I have been absolutely loving these products, I haven't tried much Collection recently but they have really upped their game!

Of course no makeup haul is complete without the Makeup Rev additions. The Makeup Rev primer is one that I repurchase time and time again as it is now my HG. I love it, very much. When I was picking up the primer I was stood in Superdrug thinking that although I have every Makeup Rev palette ever invented, I don't actually own many of their face products (yep, I know) so I picked up a baked blush. These are crazy pigmented which I always forget when applying it! I was also super lucky enough to be sent the Rose Gold lipstick collection and AHHH they are so nice. I have been wearing Chauffeur which I think is everybody's fave. 

Maybelline Dream Velvet Matte Foundation £7.99 (£6 in Asda at the moment!)
I saw Rosi Pierce post somewhere about getting this when it was released and I'm pretty certain she said she was disappointed with it. I've been on a huge foundation kick recently after realising I don't ever buy foundations and only own about 2. I picked it up when I saw it was £6 in Asda. I don't love it, and I also don't hate it. 

I am a complete NYX newbie. These are the only two items I own/ever have owned from NYX and I'm not completely blown away. I kinda like the palette, some colours are better than others but I think I need to try it more. I like the matte lip creams much more, but I defo got the wrong colour meaning I'm not in love with it. I think the right colour would make me like them more. Any suggestions?

I would love to hear how you got on with any of the products above, any suggestions you have and also what you've been trying out recently? 
Daisy xxx


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Threads Lashes & Brow | Beauty

I feel like lashes is one of those beauty do or dont's. You can either apply lashes or you can't, there is no other way around it. For the most part, I can't. Sometimes, I can (complete fluke believe me!). I'm not much of a lash wearer as I am blessed with some long ole' real lashes but sometimes I like to go all out and wear lashes.

I had never heard of Threads beauty before I was contacted by the lovely Jasmin to see if I wanted to try some out, Threads do lashes and brow products among other things too, so of course I said yasssss gimme all da lashes and brow products. I received two beautiful pair of lashes and an eyebrow pencil. 

Threads Beauty | Brow Pencil
I'm not much of a brow pencil lover however this one claims to be semi-perminant, sweat proof & water proof, so I am all for that. It's quite a sharp pencil and I find you have to press quite hard to get any pay off but I've started using this on my less heavy brow days and it gives a really natural look too. However at £15 a pencil, I doubt I would rush to purchase it time after time.

Threads Beauty | Lashes
I received two pairs of lashes, Celestial & Emiloo. The Celestial lashes are the more natural pair out of the two, when I wore these they were super natural and I would even go as far to say they looked like my natural lashes. When I wore the Emiloo lashes, of course they were much thicker and fuller. The Emiloo lashes didn't stick as well, which I'm unsure why. They were lifting and eventually fell off before I got home on a night out (although this was probably down to my bad application!). 

The one thing I found with both of these was the glue. It has absoloutely destroyed my natural lashes, so much so I can't even wear mascara at the moment as it just looks terrible. I'm not sure what it is about it, it just got in to the roots of my lashes and won't come out. I still have glue stuck from two weeks ago when I first wore them! I would love to use these lashes again however I wouldn't recommend using the glue that comes with them.

Have you ever tried Threads beauty before? What did you think?
Daisy xxx


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Genius Kit | Beauty

L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Genius Kit - £9.99

Flicking through my blog over the past few weeks I have noticed something. I don't have much content. Long gone a time where I would write a review on one product, and one product alone. Since the flat lay epidemic, you rarely get a blog post where a single product is being spoken about. These days, its all about the comparison posts, or posts that are talking about 5 different products at once. I miss the bulk of my blog being single product reviews, I mean, you just have to look at my past 5 blog posts to see that I've turned in to conforming to the blogger flat lay norm and I don't like that.

Whenever I come home to my parents I always have a peek through my mums makeup stash. She buys a lot of makeup. She has several skin conditions which mean a lot of products don't work for her, but she is forever trying out new ones in search of the best. My mum was what I could only describe as an 'over plucker'. She has amazing brows naturally but she couldn't go a day without touching them. She regularly came with me to my waxing appointments and would say to my brow lady 'ahhh I wish I could get mine done', however with her not being able to go a day without plucking, the brow lady wouldn't have much to work with. She bit her tongue and grew the brows. She now has them waxed, and I doubt she would ever go back! She also enjoys a brow product or two and we all know these are my fave, so when I saw this new L'Oreal kit in my mums stash I knew I needed to try it.

I must admit, L'Oreal, just like brands similar (Max Factor, Rimmel etc) aren't brands I tend to use often. I'm all about the real cheap but amazing makeup, and never pay over the odds for it. Even this eyebrow kit coming in at under £10, I would think twice paying out that kind of money when I know MUA do a dupe for £3 (HAH, cheapskate).

The little brow duo comes with a wax, powder, mini tweezers and a brush/spoolie and it is the worst brow product I've ever used. Just throwing that out there. I'm not even sure why I dislike it so much, I can't quite put my finger on it but I wouldn't even recommend it to somebody that doesn't even do their brows. Its just really not very pigmented, the wax is very stiff making it pretty hard to get any product on to the brush and the powder is very light too. 

I am a massive eyebrow kit lover and I love trying new ones but this one sadly doesn't tick any of my boxes and for £10 I can think of brow kits I'd much rather spend my money on, sadly. 

Have you tried this brow kit? What did you think?! 
Daisy xxx

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