I know I’ve been awol as of late but my site has not been working at all. It’s beyond frustrating because I now have a bunch of posts to get done, but I’m hoping it’s all sorted now, fingers crossed.
Mary Lou by TheBalm is one of the classics when it comes to highlighters. I bought it a few years back after seeing YouTubers raving about it and once I ran out, I never repurchased. Not entirely sure why, but that seems to be how it goes for me.
Saturday however, I was taking a walk through Debenhams, as usual, and found myself at TheBalm counter. Once I saw it, I had to buy it. And I’m not one bit sorry.
It is the prettiest highlighter I’ve ever used before & without further ado, here is my full review.
So let’s start with the packaging; TheBalm wins every single time. It is so inventive, so original. Honestly, I’m obsessed. I love the level of detail that goes into, not just Mary Lou, but every single product. The fingerprints on the back of the box are genius, the whole concept of this woman going to prison for her poppin’ highlight is genius.
I love that the compact is the same design as the box. The mirror is decently sized and the product. Well, now it’s time for the good part.
The highlight is so soft and buttery. It is insanely pigmented, and just the right type of pigment for a natural look, but also can be built up for something dramatic.
I have no idea why I never repurchased but I’m so glad i did now. Have you tried Mary Lou? Leave me know in the comments what you think! Mary Lou Manizer can be bought on the Debenhams website http://www.debenhams.com
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This blog post has been a long time coming, but finally I am getting around to doing my full review on Primark’s skin care range. I will admit, I had my doubts about doing this review but I realized that I started this blog to share my thoughts and therefore I should be honest, so that’s what I’m going to do.
Before we begin, don’t forget that I currently have a giveaway over on my Instagram so be sure to go and enter for a chance to win!
My first ever blog post was a first impressions on this range and can be read here if anyone is interested. Some backstory on my skin; it is extremely sensitive and I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to put the products on my skin, but most seemed to go well. Opinions have changed since I wrote that and started to use those products more, and without any further rambling, we’ll begin!
First up is the PS Love To Glow face mask. When I first took this out of the box, I was apprehensive, the colour really made me feel uneasy but eventually, I pushed past and used the product. It felt surprisingly nice, but as I began to use it more I realized that my skin was drying out, and around my nose started to crack. As you can imagine, it was terrifying and after a matter of eliminating every product used on my skin, it came down to this one and I stopped using it right away.
Now, up until my skin started to crack, I actually quite liked this. It felt really nice on the skin and it had a lovely, subtle scent but I would recommend to anyone with sensitive skin to steer clear of this, as it did affect me in such a bad way. It may have only been my skin it reacted bad with however, so keep this in mind.
I knew from the first time I used the PS Lovely & Bubbly face wash that we wouldn’t get along. The scent was very lovely, but so overpowering that it irritated my skin after the second time I used it. Therefore in my first impressions I said I would not be trying this out to review it as it was messing with my skin. It’s a shame though, as it did do an amazing job at giving my face a really good clean.
In my first impressions the PS Easy On The Eyes was my firm favourite. Like I said, I love finding inexpensive makeup removers, so I was super happy about this. The only complaint I had was that it was the slightest bit oilier than other makeup removers but I was quite happy.
Now however, I’m not a huge fan. Basically, after the first few weeks, the same thing happened with this as did the face mask. Except it was around my eyes that began to crack. Not attractive. I was pretty disappointed that it was reacting bad with my skin, but of course, I stopped using it. Apart from that, it was great. Would I recommend it? Not really.
The last item that I tried out is the PS Face The Day moisturizer. In my first impressions I was unsure of this product because I was worried the scent would irritate my skin, but this actually turned out to be my favourite product that I tried out. It’s oil free with cucumber and witch hazel and is so light weight. It honestly feels like nothing is on my face. And the packaging is absolutely adorable. I feel like this would suit all skin types but if you have a problem with overly scented things, then stay away.
After reading, do you think you’ll be trying out the range? Leave me know down below in the comments. If you want to shop the range, you can do so here
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My first look using the Kat Von D Pastel Goth palette is complete, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Although not day time appropriate, I still had a lot of fun creating this& I have plenty more to come.
If you’d like to know how I got this look, please, read on!
To start I primed my eyes with the holy grail of holy grails, Urban Decay eyeshadow primer and set it with a powder close to my skin colour.
Next is when the real fun began. Taking Pastel Goth, I picked up gloom on a real technique shadow brush and ran it through my crease. Once it was built up to a shade I was happy with, I cleaned up the lid with concealer.
Then I took star on the same brush (clean one) and put that on the outer v and dragged it up into the crease, blending it together with the previous shade.
Taking the Naked 3, I used the shade buzz right on the centre of the lid and used skull from the KVD palette right under my brow bone.
I used Soap and Glorys Cat liner to make a small wing and applied a bit of mascara.
For my brows, I took the shades meow and dope from the KVD palette and basically just built them on top of each other until I was happy with the result.
For the rest of my face, I applied a small amount of foundation & then contoured softly with dope before adding some bronzer to tone down the purple.
I used quite a hefty amount of Sleek highlighter because I really like to glow and then I finished with a Matte Candy liquid lipstick in Tease.
And that is it! The finished look. I really hope you enjoyed and if you did, please, hit that follow button so you never miss a post! Also, check out my instagram giveaway! My username is misschloetoni x
Phew, I am so glad to finally have this review up! If you don’t follow me on Instagram (you totally should btw) then you wouldn’t know how much I’ve been raving about these products for the last day or so.
I loved these products so much that I’m even doing a giveaway, but more on that later.
The products I’m reviewing today are the Matt Candy Liquid Lipsticks made by hair extensions company Hairspray. This company has quite a few own brand beauty items such as nails & makeup brushes. But I believe it’s the lipsticks that really make them stand out from the crowd.
The packaging on these lipsticks is extremely simple; a clear bottle, name sticker and lip stained metallic pink lids. The box that the lipsticks come in are also extremely simple but are so bloody cute. Again, it’s pink with darker pink stripes running down with the name, shade & same lips logo on the front.
Like I said, super cute. Now on to the actual product. These lipsticks come in a ton of shades, but I chose to pick outside my comfort zone & pick shades that I wouldn’t normally wear on a daily basis. Therefore, I settled on Joy, Tease, Champagne and Kiss. The formula of these is amazing. I was quite worried like I said above, about using these. I thought they may be too drying, or that they would be too sticky.
But I was pleasantly surprised with the consistency of the product, the vibrancy and the fact that they dried nicely but didn’t dry out my lips any more than a more expensive liquid lipstick, which for me is important.
Overall, I was so, so happy with these liquid lipsticks. I couldn’t have asked for more and I would highly recommend buying, and if you are interested you can buy here. I even loved them so much, that I decided to do a giveaway! I will be giving away four of these liquid lipsticks, shades picked out by the winner themselves as well as a few other goodies. If you are interested, head over to my Instagram where you’ll find all the info you need (it’s open international & you need to be following my blog, just a hint)
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