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HOW TO USE PRIMER UNDER MAKEUP

HOW TO USE PRIMER UNDER MAKEUP

Makeup application jargon can sometimes sound so technical that you end up confused whether it’s an actual makeup term or something that’s been made up to just sound intriguing. This Makeup Basics series focuses on defining these terms in the simplest of ways! Priming isn’t […]

TAMMI X REVOLUTION TROPICAL PARADISE PALETTE

TAMMI X REVOLUTION TROPICAL PARADISE PALETTE

It’s been hinted for a while now on Instagram and crafty comments every now and then, so it really comes as no surprise that the Tammi X Revolution palette is finally here! If you’ve been living under a rock, Tammi Clake (makeupbytammi) is a YouTuber […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – MAY 2018

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – MAY 2018

LookFantastic Beauty Box unboxing time has rapidly come around again and this month had the theme of Beauty Bazaar! If you are new to my #LFBeautyBox unboxings, it’s a monthly subscription box that contains six or seven items from any type of beauty (but mostly […]

ABH SOFT GLAM REVIEW

ABH SOFT GLAM REVIEW

Soft Glam is Anastasia Beverly Hills’ latest palette in their popular line-up. Modern Renaissance was the first in the series which was the palette to have – and probably still is – followed by Subculture (an internet disaster), Prism (meh) and now Soft Glam. Soft Glam has […]

NATURAL COLLECTION – GLOSSIER FOR THE DRUGSTORE?

NATURAL COLLECTION – GLOSSIER FOR THE DRUGSTORE?

Natural Collection is an overlooked brand in Boots. There was a time, a few years ago, that beauty bloggers were talking about the Peach Melba blush, but nothing has really cropped up since. I thought it was probably time for me to test some products […]

I HEART REVOLUTION MINI CHOCOLATE PALETTES

I HEART REVOLUTION MINI CHOCOLATE PALETTES

Not only did we get another palette in the I Heart Revolution chocolate bar palette range (see the review here), we were also treated to four mini chocolate palettes! We’ve previously had four of these palettes before but instead of eyeshadow, they were blush/highlight or […]

I HEART REVOLUTION NUDES PALETTE REVIEW

I HEART REVOLUTION NUDES PALETTE REVIEW

The Nudes palette is the first chocolate palette since the name change (I Heart Makeup to I Heart Revolution)! And along with the new brand name comes some other changes to the popular range of chocolate-inspired palettes. Let’s delve straight in and see what’s new, […]

APRIL EDIT / 2018

APRIL EDIT / 2018

April was an odd month. It started with snow, ended with rain, and we also had a mini heatwave somewhere in the middle. What. A. Whirlwind. If you celebrate Easter, I hope you had a nice few days at the beginning of the month! If […]

ELF MAD FOR MATTE 2 PALETTE REVIEW

ELF MAD FOR MATTE 2 PALETTE REVIEW

Summer breeze, make me feel fine! Nope, not just serenading you – Summer Breeze is the official name of the ELF Cosmetics Mad For Matte 2 palette. The first Mad For Matte palette was full of neutral nude tones, but this one definitely has a […]

MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE EYESHADOW PALETTES

MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE EYESHADOW PALETTES

Palettes. Palettes, palettes palettes. I love them. Some might say I have a slight addiction. There’s something about a good eyeshadow palette that makes me feel things. I’ve previously listed my top 5 palettes (back in the day) but obviously, times change and I’ve bought a […]


MY LIFE

APRIL EDIT / 2018

APRIL EDIT / 2018

April was an odd month. It started with snow, ended with rain, and we also had a mini heatwave somewhere in the middle. What. A. Whirlwind. If you celebrate Easter, I hope you had a nice few days at the beginning of the month! If you’re like me and don’t celebrate, I hope you ate chocolate anyway. It would be rude not to. Here’s what I’ve been up to this month.

At the end of every month, I’ve decided to create my monthly Edits – a mixture of product favourites, other things I’ve been loving, a life update and any other bits and pieces I want to include. It’ll be a great way to summarise my month and something interesting to look back on in the future.

BEAUTY FAVES

the april edit 2018 beauty faves

SHOP MY FAVES

REVOLUTION PRO MISCHIEF MATTES / £10 / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY.COM / SUPERDRUG.COM
REVOLUTION PRO UNDEREYE PRIMER / £5 / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY.COM / SUPERDRUG.COM
REVOLUTION PRO RADIANT COOL PINK PRIMER / £7 / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY.COM / SUPERDRUG.COM
REVOLUTION CONCEAL & DEFINE CONCEALER / £4 / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY.COM / SUPERDRUG.COM
REVOLUTION PRO FOUNDATION DROPS / £7 / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY.COM / SUPERDRUG.COM

Gone are the days where I can buy massive hauls of makeup just for the love of it; now I’m always thinking purely of the YouTube videos I have to make and what I have to buy for reviews and such. That being said, I do often find new favourites because of new products I’ve picked up for videos! The examples this month are Revolution Pro goodies from my ‘testing’ video – The Mischief Mattes palette is so exciting to me. Look at all those brights! I have reviewed it here if you’d like a look (and I do recommend picking it up).

I’m also really enjoying the two primers I tested too: the Undereye primer is amazing for dry eyes and the Radiant primer makes my skin look so healthy! And lastly from Revolution Pro, the foundation drops – they applied so beautifully and gave a lot more coverage than I thought they would. I definitely prefer the drops over the Camouflage foundation.

I’m also loving the Revolution Conceal & Define concealer in their new palest shade – 0.5! It’s a very pale pink-toned concealer so perfect for brightening up my under eyes (or you could probably use it to colour correct). They also brought out a white shade called Conceal & Correct in 00(white) which is going to be so handy when trying to make darker concealers work with my skin tone.

LIFESTYLE FAVES

april edit 2018 faves

I got some cute new slip-on Primark shoes that I’ve been wearing non-stop since I got them. I have them in yellow and white and they’re so comfy and easy to style! Better still, they were only £6 each.

I honestly haven’t done much else. I started my bullet journal for the millionth time in April, so I’ve been liking keeping track of various things and making sure my to-do list is ticked off each day. If you’d like a post about my setup, let me know and I can make a separate post on that.

LIFE UPDATE
the april edit 2018

April was quite uneventful. We had a mini heatwave in the middle, and so like any true Brit we had two (yes, two) barbecues, once with friends and once with leftovers. It was nice whilst it lasted; now we’re back to the rain and cold again. My sandals will have to wait!

We started work on my new beauty room! What was our dressing room is now going to be my office space and filming area, as well as makeup storage room. It took us a week, but we stripped all the walls, ripped up the carpet and then had it plastered. Once we have time, we’re decorating properly! I’m still not 100% certain on colours, but I’ve ordered some samples which should get here soon.

Avengers Infinity War came out at the end of the month, but as I am writing this I am yet to see it, so I am making sure to avoid spoilers on the internet (Twitter, I’m looking at you). I’m so excited, though. So. Excited. Update: Avengers was the best thing I’ve ever seen in the world ever.

CURRENTLY

the april edit 2018

WATCHING /  Just finished Black Lightning, and also we finished season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events! / READING / I haven’t read Eleanor Oriphant is Completely Fine yet. I’m not sure where I put it… / PLAYING / Bioshock (the first one) / WEARING / Comfy wide leg trousers and my Primark tees  / USING / Nip+Fab Daily Fix Glycolic Pads / EATING / So much chocolate. I feel like I’ve been PMS-ing for two weeks now! / LISTENING TO / Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man!