Sunday, 28 February 2016

L'Oreal Infallible Sculpt New Range!!

At the end of 2015 L'Oreal brought out their Infallible collection which consisted of foundation, primer and setting spray. However they have now brought out another part to the Infallible range which is the sculpting side, this consisting of contour, highlight, blush, mascara, eyeliner, contouring base. On the release of these new products Superdrug had put together packs which were the 'My 3-Step Contouring Kit' these were available in Light/Medium and Medium/Dark for just £15.99. Which considering that just buying two of these products would cost you over £15 you're getting quite a bargain. I think it is only available online at Superdrug.

In the light/medium kit you get;
- contouring base in shade 01 light.
- contouring palette highlight and contour in 01 light/medium.
- blush trio in 102 nude beige.

The contouring base at first kind of confused me as I wasn't sure if it was a foundation or something a little less coverage like a BB cream etc. But after trying this it is pretty much a foundation, it reminds me of the L'Oreal true match foundation which I do already own. So these are pretty much the same thing so if you do already own that foundation I would say you don't need this. This can be easily blended into the skin and you can build up the coverage to your desired one.

My ultimate favourite from this new collection is the contouring palette where you get a highlight and a contour shade in it. When you first go to use it you typically think it's a cream product but to my surprise when I went to apply this it went to a powder formula!! The contour shade is my go to contour shade it is a shade I have been wanting to try find for soo long which goes well with my complexion. It is quite cool toned but it does bring warm to the face, you certainly don't need a lot of this product which I did find out when I came to trying them out but even if you do apply a bit too much it can blend out so easily giving you a seamless contour. I haven't tried the highlight in this palette yet but I'm sure it will just be as good as the contour shade. Another thing about this is that you get a piece of paper in it which shows you how to contour for your face shape, as it gives you a range of different face shapes and how to contour and highlight the best for that shape.

Blush has never been a thing I have got into but this year I am going to try and use blush a lot more when doing my make up, as I did find it makes me look more alive and brings the warmth back into my cheeks. The blush I got in my kit is a gorgeous golden/nude colour. You can use all three colours together or just use them separately, they're highly pigmented which is a bonus. When applying these colours they're super creamy and go onto the skin in an effortless way. So if you're after a really bronzy look then the Nude Beige shade is definitely for you! They have also got two other blushes which I don't own which are Soft Rosy which is all pink toned and Soft Sands which I am guessing is the blush which you get in the Medium/Dark kit.

It is definitely worth it's money if you're wanting to try this range, just remember that the contouring base is basically the same as their true match foundation so if you already have this you might not want to purchase this kit and instead go for the separate items. I'm 100% sure you won't be disappointed with these products though! L'Oreal have definitely brought out some amazing products for 2016 so far!!

Have you tried the Infallible Sculpt range? What are your views? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Future...

When I was in school the future never seemed to bother me I always thought just take life as it comes, this is still my view but when I left sixth form/college it became realistic that I was now out in the big world. Nothing at all can prepare you for that. I was never certain of what I wanted to do when I left school/college which it did panic me, but from what I thought I would want to do it took a major turn. I now know where I want to see myself and that's a make up artist or something within the make up industry. Obviously it is a lot harder for me to get into this work as I am not qualified and just self taught but I am saving up so I can go on a course which will make me a qualified make up artist. 

I currently do have a job which is nothing make up related at all, but it's something which just obviously helps me live. I never went to university I just never saw that path for me. I do hope that I do eventually become a qualified make up artist in the future. It's just a waiting process for money and the right course. I do want to also carry on blogging as I have really started to enjoy it, I kind of wish I did continue to stick at it when I had my old blog but I just got too occupied and caught up in other things.

I was never over interested in make up when I was growing up so this was never a thought of mine when I was growing up, but when I took a major interest in it I knew it was something I wanted to do.  I guess I'm writing this post to tell you about my plans and that if you're in school or university and not quite set on what you want to do in the future, then it's okay not to have a set plan because why plan your life out? It's always changing! 

This is a pretty short post as I didn't want to go on rambling at you hahah!

Did you ever have any struggles like this? What did you do? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time, 

Paige x

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Halsey Badlands Tour Birmingham Show!

On Saturday 20th February I saw Halsey at Birmingham, this was my first time seeing Halsey I took my sister for her birthday but I am also a fan of her so I thought kill two birds with one stone. Also I don't think any of my friends are a fan of her so I couldn't ask them to go with me. The two opening acts were okay I can't remember their names but to me at concerts the opening acts I never pay much attention to them.

Halsey definitely knows how to put on a show, it was quite an intimate show as it was in an academy so they tend to be a lot more intimate than a arena gig. I prefer these because of how intimate they are but if you compare these to arena gigs the artists tend to be smaller and really appreciate their fans not saying people who do arena's don't but after watching Halsey preform one of her songs she practically got up on the barrier and got as close to the crowd she could and spoke about being close to the fans is what she likes rather than being up on stage. Which this got me thinking how much more intimate these type of concerts are.

I didn't really take many pictures or videos at Halsey's concert, which I think from now on I am going to do this a lot more often as you can really enjoy the show yourself rather than thinking about taking pictures and videos all night. You feel a lot more connection from the artist this way. Everyone obviously feels differently at concerts but its someones place where they are able to just let go without anyone judging etc.

In my opinion Birmingham o2 Academy isn't the best place I have ever been as I thought the organisation of the whole event was awful, there was hardly any staff outside so you didn't know where you had to stand. Inside it wasn't too bad but when everyone stood up it took the staff around 2 songs to eventually get everyone sat back down which usually past concerts I have been to they have got them sat down straight away. I would go again definitely and I would again see Halsey without a doubt!!

My next concert is The 1975 which I am so excited for, I have seen them twice before this will be my third, and they are another band that know how to do an amazing show. I will probably do a post on my experience when I go.

What are your favourite types of concerts? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Simple Spotless Skin Spot Fighting Review!

Lately my skin has been awful I don't know if a product I have used has caused it to break out but it definitely wasn't great! It was the worst my skin has been for a long time! So I decided I would try give Simple a try as I have heard so much about this brand but never been one to give it a try. I saw that they had something which was suppose to help with blemishes instantly. I read the reviews and as they were all good I thought why not give it a go. They were also on offer at half price which was an added bonus. The products I tried from this range were;

Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash it is said that with this product you should be able to see results from the 1st day of using it, which I 100% agree with as the redness in my spots had gone down and they were starting to fade. I'm glad I decided to try this product when my skin was really bad so I could give a full opinion on if it worked etc which it did! I am still using it but I will definitely be repurchasing this product. RRP £2.49 (this is with a third off on Superdrug)

I also saw the Simple Spotless Skin Spot Zapper which I wasn't going to originally get but with my skin being so bad I wanted practically everything just to try and reduce them down. According to this product it is suppose to help reduce spots within 4 hours of them appearing, like who wouldn't want a product that does this?! When I first tried this product I had a freshly clean face after using the face wash and you could feel it working as it tingles when you apply it to the affected areas. This is definitely a quick alternative if you have a new spot appearing, this might have worked faster for me if I had this when my spots first appeared but I didn't. After using it though the next day I saw a big difference which I'm guessing is from both of these products. RRP £3.65 (this is with a third off on Superdrug)

If you have had a bad break out then I definitely recommend this product for you, it has helped to take the redness down in my spots dramatically! Or if you suffer from acne or spot prone skin then this should really help your skin. Simple products are suitable for all skin types even sensitive so they don't cause no irritation to your skin. From this being my first time using Simple products I will definitely be getting more as they aren't badly priced either.

Have you got any products that you can recommend for bad break outs? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Thursday, 18 February 2016

MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation Review

I did a post previously on my MAC experience when I went in to buy some foundation so after using it for a long time I thought I would give you my views on the foundation. But I will just say that this foundation is amazing! I have always had this image of what I want from a foundation and this definitely gives me that finish. If you're like me and want to maybe treat yourself and buy a foundation which I see as a much more luxurious purchase which you might want to use on special occasions etc. Then I definitely recommend this foundation for you!

Pro Longwear is said to give you up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition, which of course that is something everyone wants from a foundation. I am quite picky when it comes to foundations I'd prefer to not feel like I have any foundation on which this definitely does it is extremely lightweight and can be easily buildable giving you your desired coverage whether it's sheer and medium coverage. I get a nice medium coverage especially on bad skin days.

Another pro of the Pro Longwear foundation is that it has SPF in it which is perfect if you was to use this every day, as it helps you to protect your skin against the sun. This is helpful so when it comes to summer you won't need to put sun cream on underneath the foundation. There is a good colour range making this suitable for anyone and everyone, so don't worry if you don't think they will do your shade because trust me I'm sure there will be a shade for you!

The price of this foundation is £25.50 which compared to drug stores it can be a bit expensive but the amount of product you need to use at a time is not a lot, this depending on the coverage you're wanting to achieve. I use this mainly on special occasions but I have found myself reaching to it a lot more recently. MAC have a great offer too so that if you do use a lot of their foundations etc if you collect 4 plastic of glass bottles you can take them back to redeem a free lipstick. So definitely
remember to keep hold of your empties!!

If you're considering trying any of MAC's foundations, I would definitely recommend going into the shop and speaking to one of the MAC artists - as they will be able to point you in the right direction of which foundation is best suited for you and what you want from a foundation. I put going to buy a MAC foundation for so long because I wasn't sure what colour I would be until I bit the bullet and went in to get matched, made my life a lot more easier and it was a much more pleasant experience.

What's your favourite high end foundation? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

Over the past few months beauty blenders have been a big thing to come out in make up, it wasn't until recently that I had decided to try them out and got my first ever one in a GlossyBox. I didn't think I was going to like them at first but when I tried it I was pleasantly surprised. You have a point on one end which helps with precision such as concealer under your eyes and smaller places, then you have a flat end which has a larger surface area which is ideal for applying foundation.

Beauty Blenders are best used damp which can I just say they practically double in size but you can use them dry too. It helps to give you that photoshop flawless finish to your foundation and concealer, but you can use them for practically anything. I use mine to blend my foundation out or I use it alongside a brush and use the beauty blender to dap all over my face to remove any excess product which I might have on my face. They can soak up your product so you can feel like you're losing some of your product so I tend to apply the product to my face first - then use the beauty blender to blend it all out.

I often got creasing under my eyes from my concealer but using my beauty blender to dab under my eye before I apply my powder helps to prevent creasing from it taking away any excess product I have. In my opinion the Real Techniques sponge is the best one I have tried, apparently the beauty blender is suppose to be good but I haven't wanted to spend money on another when I have 5 at home. Yes this is excessive but I got some for Christmas so I am definitely well stocked up. Real Techniques gives you the option to buy one or you can buy 2 which when I got mine they were on offer in Superdrug so I definitely recommend keeping an eye out for any offers which might appear.

If you're like me and have heard the horror stories on YouTube etc about bugs being in them that did put me off at first. But I don't think that it's true I would just say make sure that you always wash them thoroughly to make sure you get any excess product out and to clean away any bacteria. They do have a beauty blender soap which you can use or if you just want a cheap alternative I use baby shampoo works exactly the same!

I definitely recommend giving them a go they're worth it and have so many different uses to them. I am glad I jumped on the band wagon when I did, my make up has never looked more flawless ever! I owe a thanks to my beauty blender for that!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Review!

Liz Earle is a brand I have always wanted to try after hearing so much from YouTubers and fellow Bloggers I decided that I would ask for some for Christmas which I got a range of different ones from her range. I have been loving the Cleanse and Polish so much! I am lucky enough to have two bottles of it, one being the Christmas Limited Edition and then the original one which they have. I have been using the Christmas one which my friend got my for Christmas. Can I just add the smell is amazing!!

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is definitely one of the best make up removers if you have had a lot of make up on, this is definitely why I use it. I only use the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish when I have had a full face of make up on all day. You can use this on a day to day basis but I just prefer using it when I have had make up on. It has lots of natural ingredients which all help your skin be at its best.

How it use it;
- Apply the Cleanse and Polish all over your face, it doesn't need to be wet.
- With lukewarm water put the muslin cloth in the water and drain it out.
- Slowly wipe over your face using a clean part of the cloth.
- Wash any remaining product off with clean lukewarm water.
- Splash cold water on your face once clean.
- Pat dry with a clean towel.

Cleanse and Polish can be used all over your face as well as on your eyes, it helps to melt your make up so when it comes to wiping it off there is nothing left. Even with eyeliner I use to find this quite difficult to fully remove but after trying this I haven't had that problem since. I would say that this product is ideal for all skin types as it causes no irritation but obviously it's different for everyone. I recommend this product to anyone that is wanting a good make up remover cleanser that actually works, with it only being £15.50 for a 100ml bottle and you get a muslin cloth with this it is worth it! You can get different size bottles so if you aren't wanting to pay that amount of money you can go for smaller cheaper bottles.

Have you got any favourite face products? Let me know in the comments!

(Sorry this is up later than 5pm, I forgot to click schedule!)

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Thursday, 11 February 2016

PLL Returns!

So Pretty Little Liars returned a few weeks ago which has kept everyone in suspense, I am probably a little late writing this post with it being back for a few weeks but no time like the present! If you don't know about Pretty Little Liars then where have you been?! It's amazing!! But basically it's about some teenage girls who are being followed by someone who goes by the identity of 'A' this is the main plot of the series where they try and find out who it is, it was also one of the things that left millions of viewers in suspense every episode until 'A' was revealed which I won't ruin that for you but if you haven't watched it or thinking of watching it I 100% recommend it!

The new season is a change on the past seasons with it being set 5 years in the future when they have grown up, gone to college and got jobs. Without giving too much away they return back to Rosewood for some commitments which then starts it all off again but that is all I am saying in case anyone reading this hasn't watched it before and wants to watch it. To me the new season is quite similar to the first ever one which the first episode you could see the similarities in it. But this is definitely going to be a good season I am hooked again and gained my love again for Pretty Little Liars. It is due to finish for good shortly after this season or they have one more but I am going to be lost without it! I will end up buying the DVD box set just so I have it whenever I want hahaha!

This is again another short post I haven't being feeling too good so I have been putting off blog posts as I have just been wanting to sleep most of the time when I get home from work. But I have booked a few days off work so I will be able to put a lot more effort into blog posts.

Have you watched PLL? What do you think of the new season? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Potential Series Starting?!?

This is only a short post today as I didn't have time to put together a good one for Tuesday but I didn't want to miss a day as I have been doing really well at scheduling and having posts going up on a frequent basis. So I thought I'd talk to you about an idea I am thinking of doing...

The idea is doing some sort of series of blog posts maybe once a week or every so often, and it will be similar to when I do my monthly favourites but it will be my favourites of a certain type of make up  - such as favourite bronzers, favourite highlighters etc. I might then speak about my top 3 that I couldn't live without or that I would definitely repurchase when I have used it all. I'd also do something like my top 5 from a brand such as MAC, Benefit, Nars etc obviously this would depend on how much I own from that brand.

These would include both high end and drug store so then I am covering a lot more ground with different products. I am not 100% sure if I am going to be doing this but it entered my head a few days ago and I think it would be quite fun to do.

Let me know what you think of this idea in the comments! I'd love some feedback!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Sunday, 7 February 2016

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Edition!

MAC if you don't know already have a Viva Glam range where celebrities are able to create a lipstick and a lip glass of their choice. Celebrities that have been apart of this are people like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and now Ariana Grande. MAC also have their very own range of Viva Glam lipsticks which they have designed themselves.

Viva Glam is amazing because of the charity work behind it, this is when MAC sell any Viva Glam lipstick or lip glass any of the money goes to the MAC Aids Fund. None of the money spent on this goes to MAC which to me I find amazing you're doing your bit for charity whilst buying a lipstick. Which this is going to be helping men, women and children all over who are affected by HIV or AIDS.

Now lets look at Ariana's Viva Glam range! Ariana decided to go with a bad girl/good girl vibe the tag line being "good girl? bad girl? glam girl?" which I love the big difference in both of the products she brought out. The bad girl side is shown in the lipstick with it being a deep matte plum shade and the good being shown in the lip glass with it being a shimmering pink. These products look amazing either alone or together!

I was debating on whether to buy the lipstick I knew I would get the lip glass straight away because that is right up my street. But with the lipstick being a colour I don't really go for I wasn't too sure on it. In the end I did end up buying the lipstick which I'm glad I did because it's amazing! I would definitely recommend using a lip liner before applying this lipstick just to give it that clean edge making it look more put together. For someone with pretty pale skin it is very daunting when looking at a colour like this. But it looks amazing!

Both products are still available to buy offline, the lipstick is £15.50 and the lip glass is £14.50. Of course both products are in their statement Viva Glam packaging the traditional MAC packaging with the celebrities autograph across it in red writing.

Have you got Ariana's range? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Make Up Revolution Pro Cleanse Brush Tool Review

I am all about trying out new things especially when it comes to something which could potentially help me clean my brushes a lot faster and easier. I have used some products from Make Up Revolution before which have been amazing! I didn't know they had brought out their own brush tool to help you clean your brushes. This has been something which I have seen a few different brands bring out such as Real Techniques. I bought this because why not surely it's going to be worth it especially with it only being £4.99, this to me is quite inexpensive if it does its job. I picked mine up from Superdrug but they do have it on their website.

After using this the other day I thought I would share my thoughts I have quite mixed reviews on this product but I'm not saying it's bad because it isn't it's definitely worth the money. Lets look at the pros and cons.

- it is a lot easier and faster when it comes to cleaning my brushes, it definitely saves me a lot of time compared to when I would clean my brushes without the tool.
- the bumps help remove more make up giving it more of a deep clean which helps reach further up the bristles, the places which you might not be able to give a good clean without the tool.
- the price for this product is amazing for what you get, and you aren't over spending.
- it will last a long time so is definitely a good investment.
- great for eye brushes and concealer brushes.

- the surface area of the tool is too small it is ideal for eye brushes, but as soon as you want to clean bigger brushes such as powder brushes it takes a lot longer because all of the brush doesn't fit. This meaning you have to spend more time on that brush giving it multiple washes.
- there is a lot more better ones on the market such as Real Techniques they have a bigger area to work with and they will only be a few more pounds expensive.
- after cleaning your brushes for a long time it does get kind of uncomfortable after so long with you wearing it on two fingers when cleaning the brushes.

Overall I will still use this tool but I think I will be looking into buying the Real Techniques one just with them being a lot bigger so I can use it for all my brushes. By all means this is a great product especially for eye brushes you will definitely get a good clean with your brushes in a lot less time, you also can't go wrong as it's pretty self explanatory. If I only have a few brushes I probably would just stick to using my hand as I wouldn't see this as a necessary item for someone to have, unless you do have a lot of make up brushes it will just help reduce down the time you spend cleaning them.

Have you tried any of these tools? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm Review

I mentioned this in my January favourites and that I was going to do a much more in depth review of this product. If you don't know already the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm has been getting hyped about all over the YouTube and Blogging community. I heard about this from NikkieTutorials, JaclynHill and KathleenLights and I have now seen so many more people start using it. So around the middle of January I thought why not try so I decided to get some at the time it was on offer in Superdrug which I'm not 100% sure if it is now. But I got mine from Sainsbury's for £3 which is amazing becasue you get a big bottle too!

I followed what most YouTubers do and just keep rubbing it in until the product becomes tacky which then gives it the primer effect which is amazing! The added bonus is the smell yes it smells really manly but it's amazing. The Nivea Post Shave Balm is good for being a prime because it contains Glycerin which is one of the main ingredients that is put into primers. You could probably use this as an eyeshadow primer as well as a face primer.

In my opinion this is better than any primer I have tried before, I was at a trampoline park the other day and had my normal make up on just not as much and of course when you're jumping about you get sweaty and hot and I came out of there and none of my make up had moved at all, which to me is ideal and everything I want from a face primer. I can see this becoming one of my holy grail primers over any other primer that I have. At first when I tried this with my MAC Pro Longwear I thought it didn't work well with it but it turned out it was the brush. This goes on so smoothly over the top of the post shave balm which I put over the top of MAC Strobe Cream. I have the sensitive one so if you have sensitive skin then this is probably the best for you but obviously it works different on all skin types.

If you're wanting a different primer or a new one then I 100% recommend this if anyone asks me now for any primer recommendations then I will be telling them about this, I can only sing this product praises. It's also a bonus that the money which people would spend on a high end primer you can get something just as good or even better 10 times cheaper. It is also cheaper than most drug store primers and you get a lot for your money, so if it works for you it's a win win situation.

Have you tried Nivea Post Shave Balm? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x