MUA Pro Base Prime and Conceal Review ♥

First blog of 2014!

Since I am a big fan of anything MUA, I was really excited when I found out that they had released a new product on their website in the shape of the Prime and Conceal colour correcter. Like most girls, I feel like it's important to always have a good concealer to hand, especially for those bad acne days so as soon as I saw that it was available to purchase on their website, I ordered myself one and eagerly waited for it to arrive!

As you can see, mine is very well loved

What MUA say:
"Rid yourself of redness once and for all!

Our Prime & Conceal colour corrector is a yellow tone to counteract that redness around your eyes and will also tone down blemishes. Apply to your eyelids to give yourself a clean slate to create those amazing eye looks!

Everyone suffers from that annoying blemish that pops up at exactly the wrong time, no matter what you do that redness just shines through - not anymore! Using your F3 Concealer Brush dab Prime & Conceal over the area and blend around it, then apply your foundation. There you go! Your flawless complexion has returned!"
To show it dabbed on and blended in

The first thing I thought when I got it was "Omg, it's really yellow" and that there was no way that it would work on my skin but I have to say I was really surprised with the results.
I applied under my eyes and on blemishes on top of my usual foundation and added abit of powder to seal and I couldn't believe the difference it had made to my face. As you can see in the picture above it totally gets rid of my dark circles and I found made me look more wide awake. The product is really creamy but still has a light consistency, making it very easy to apply and doesn't take much effect to blend in.

I have to say I never brought this product for using as a primer but I have to say I was quite impressed with long it stayed on. Even when I got home from work, my eyes still looked like I'd just applied it.
Overall, I love it and I think for £1.50, it's an absolute bargain. I would definitely buy again and have already forced my friend to order one for yourself just to prove how amazing it is!

New Years Resolutions!? ♥

Happy New Year!

Since it's the beginning of 2014 and as the typical thing to do is to make some new years resolutions, I thought I would make a blog about mine in an attempt to actually try and keep them for longer than the middle of January!

1. Go the gym more
 The one resolution that's probably on everyone's list is to get myself down the gym more and get rid of all those extra pounds we've all piled on over the Christmas period! I joined a gym a few months ago with a friend and due to one thing or another, we've hardly been but I am determined that that this time around I will stick to it and try to go a little more regularly.

I know people say that you're more likely to fail or "give in" when starting a diet in the new year but hopefully if I talk about it in my blog and get myself a gym buddy, I'm hoping this will be enough to motivate me to stick to it!

2. Love my skin more!

A bit of a big one for as I am an absolute nightmare when it comes to properly taking off my makeup before I go to bed or in the shower etc. Many a time I have woken up in the morning to find I closely resemble a panda so this year I plan to not only remove all of my makeup, but to also look after my skin a lot better. I have so many different toners, moisturisers and cleansers that I've purchased over the last couple of months and I've hardly used any of them so that's just my second resolution is to look after my skin more.

3. A bit of ME time.

Whether it be my personal life, work or however many different things in between, I more often than not have come home feeling down and really deflated so I decided that this year, I'm finally going to put a stop to it and start doing things that make ME happy. There have been far too many times when I've let someone else put me down and made me feel bad about myself but no more! 2014 is all about being positive and taking time out of everything to do things I love!

4. Get a New Job
 As mentioned above, one of the things that gets me down is my job. When I first got it, I had been out of work for a while and was in desperate need of money so I was quite pleased. I had never planned to stay there for long but over the years, I have to admit, I got comfortable and was honestly a little afraid of "getting back out there". But the past couple of months have really shown me that I have run my course with this job and it's time to finally leave. I have decided to renew my CV and get applying. Fingers crossed!

5. Move out!

Although I love my parents, and over the past couple of months I'd say I've actually grown a lot closer to my mom, but I have to move out. I like to think that I'm quite a independent person, for example, I buy and cook my own meals and I clean the majority of the house so I don't think I'd have a problem of not being able to cope on my own. I know deep down that I'm not really going to be able to do this one this year as house prices are ridiculous and I've always felt that renting is a bit of a waste of money. But there's always wishful thinking and if not, I hope that this time next year, I'll have at least saved up some money to put down a deposit. 

6. Blog more!

My last resolution is about my blog! 2013 saw the start of this blog and so far I've been loving it. My resolution is to try and get blogs out a little bit more regularly and to obviously improve as I go along. I may not have many followers but I've really enjoyed writing every single blog and I'm hoping big things will come in 2014!