Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Mini ELF Haul

After many failed attempts at finding the Elf store in Cardiff a recent girly shopping trip lead me in the right direction, With Christmas creeping up I had to be pretty good on the spending front but here are a few things that caught my eye i just had to get..

ELF Angled Contour Brush
This studio brush is originally meant to be used on the eyes but I figured it would work pretty good for contouring the face too, especially down the sides of the nose. The bristles are synthetic and also antibacterial allowing for a smooth flawless application. RRP - £3.95

ELF Glitter Eyeshadow Applicator
"Tis the season to wear sparkles!" Glitter eye pigments are definitely a statement look this season! So I figured this silicone head applicator designed for a more precise application would be just the tool I'm looking for to create those party perfect eyes! RRP;£3.95

ELF Zit Zapping Concealer - Corrective Green. 
Seen so many good reviews on this zit zapping concealer I decided to finally give it a go. After watching multiple YouTube tutorials on how to erase blemishes with makeup, I got mine in the shade corrective green, looks pretty scary! but when used correctly it's fab for muting out any blemishes or unwanted red tones before applying makeup making problem areas almost vanish! Little word of warning a little goes a long way.. So dab a small amount on the effected area ONLY. Not only does this concealer cover blemishes it also gets to work at removing them too, the formula contains 1.0% of the well known medications for acne (salicylic acid) tea tree oil and camphor. RRP;£2.95

ELF Baked Blush - Pinktastic

Okay, so i'm going to judge this product as a highlighter as appose to a blush because to me that's what i would use it for. Absolutely no idea why its called 'Pinktastic' because when applied its not by any means pink, but that aside its the most gorgeousss champagne highlight! perfect for adding a subtle glow to the cheek bones without looking to much, highly recommend this one, so pretty! 

Have you tried Elf products before? i'd love to hear your recommendations.. If you havent already Elf is definitely a makeup brand worth checking out if you don't have a store near you, you can order online at; 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Positive Life Changes.. New Job

I'm back! I can't apologise enough for becoming non existent for the last few weeks! without going into too much detail I've been going through a large mixture of hurt and ups and downs so my head just hasn't been in the right place to put a sentence together to blog.. On a more positive note I thought I would share with you a few of the more better changes that have gone on recently..

I have started my new job as a beauty therapist in a local beauty salon and it's fair too say I am absolutley in my oils! Beauty Is definitely what I enjoy doing most so to work somewhere that makes me happy and doesn't actually feel like I'm working is absolutley amazing! The salon offers a range of different treatments such as manicure, pedicure, acrylic nails, gel, shellac, spray tan, lashes, waxing, threading, tinting, makeup, micro-dermabrasion facials, massage, hair extentions and so much more.

I get to work along side this crazy girl and considering we have completely different personalitys and attitude towards basically everything! we get on great!!! Mad to think ive only known her just over 6 weeks! 

Most of my training was through Samantha Lawes the salon manager.. Who I'm sooo lucky to have met and to have been given the opportunity to work at her salon I'm pretty sure we're turning her just as crazy as us:) I now have accredited certificates in all aspects of beauty I wished to cover and will definitely be branching out my training as I progress further.

If your in the area feel free to pop in for a pamper! The salon is open to walk ins at the moment I'll list opening hours below..

Monday- Closed
Tuesday- 9.30am-5.30
Wednesday- 9.30am-7.30pm
Sunday- Closed

Saturday, 30 August 2014

ESTÉE LAUDER - Double Wear | Review/Before&After

Those who know me well enough will know that to me foundation is a pretty big deal, i'm ridiculously fussy! and it definitely takes a lot for me too find one i am completely 100% happy with. For the last two years i have been obsessed with Mac studio fix it ticked all the boxes for me, still does. Though recently i have been breaking out like crazy and felt the need to try something a little different to change things up a little. I always opt for a full coverage foundation to cover up any blemishes and to leave my skin with a flawless finish. Everyone seems to have raved over Estée Lauder Double Wear in the beauty world so i figured  its got to be worth trying out.
 i used  to match up the shade that i normally use in Mac NW35 to the shade i needed to use from Estée Lauder I got matched to the shade 4N2 'SPICED SAND' and it was perfect! definitely recommend that website girls! 

Estée Lauder Double Wear
My Honest Thoughts..

The description says; 
"This remarkable lasting, yet light weight makeup wears comfortably for up to 15 hours, even in high humidity. Wont smudge of come off on clothes, Oil free, fragrance free, Non acnegenic. Dermatologist and Ophthalmogist tested."

This is without a doubt my new favorite foundation at the minute, i'm obsessed!!! The formula is a cream and blends out beautifully over skin covering up any redness and leaves my skin looking flawless! Surprisingly being such a high coverage product it doesn't look at all cakey which is amazing! instead it leaves skin looking smooth and healthy whilst feeling super lightweight and wearable. My skin can get pretty oily so i find it a little difficult sometimes to keep my foundation in place all day. Double Wear has to be the first foundation i have used where i don't feel that its absolutely necessary to be touching up with powder throughout the day, it tends to stay pretty matte even without powder which is a god send! I do totally agree with the claim 'stay-in-place makeup'.. i apply this in the morning and it does not budge all day.. still looks great before washing it of at night! i do wish it had come with a pump so less product gets wasted. Though i have no complaints what so ever on the product itself. If you are looking for a great full coverage foundation i definitely recommend giving this one a try!

The pictures below show before and after application of Estée Lauder Double Wear..
I did not use a primer, concealer or any other product for these pictures as i wanted to show the foundations true capabilities.

Before..                                                                       After.
(No Filter used on either of the pictures)
 RRP - £29.50 House of Fraiser

Have you tried Double Wear?
If so what do you think?