MUA Power Pout Glaze in Hush Review ♥

29 April 2016

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I'm not sure what's wrong with me lately but I've been ever so forgetful! I feel like in the week I'm so busy and tired from work that I literally chill for a few hours and then go to bed and then by the time the weekend comes around I'm so desperate to go out and do my own thing that a lot of things get left behind. And unfortunately blogging has become one of those things.

One of the products that got left behind was my MUA Power Pout Glaze that I received back in my February Glossybox! Bad beauty blogger me!

Before this Glossybox arrived, we were all asked to pick a shade to recieve and since I picked the darkest shade for the Revlon lipstick in a few boxes before, I decided to go with the lightest. Or in this case, the nudest. 

mua powerglide lipgloss
mua powerglide lipgloss
mua powerglide lipgloss
mua lipgloss

I have to admit that when it did finally arrive I was quite worried about it being TOO light/nude but I found that when it was applied to my lips it just gave my lips a bit of gloss and shimmer.

I wasn't too keen on the brush applicator and I found that it's not as precise or easy to apply as your traditional doe foot applicator. Don't change whats not broken!

I have mentioned before in previous posts that I don't actually like lip glosses but since this was sent to me, I won't turn my nose up at it and I will as always try and work it onto my make-up routine. You never know when a clear/nude lipgloss can come in handy!

If you weren't signed up to Glossybox you can check the Pout Glaze out on MUA's website for only £3.50!
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Collection Speedy Highlighter in Peachy Sheen Review!

27 April 2016

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Over the past couple of months I've really gotten into contouring and highlighting and instead of it being a "special occasion" look, I'm now slowly but gradually bringing it in to my everyday look. The reason I say slowly is because it normally adds a good 5-10 minutes onto my morning routine and I unfortunately can't take those extra 10 minutes from my lie in. Just not happening.

Back in March's "Get Glowing" Glossybox though, one of the products that caught my eye was the Collection Speedy Hightlighter. Mainly because of the Speedy part! The aim of this product is for you to be able to apply to your face and quickly blend in so you can get on with your day. Obviously that sounds perfect for me so I was desperate to try it out!

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collection highlighter
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Excuse the stupid face, not sure what I was thinking but it was the best picture to show off the highlighter.

Although it's not a very "in your face" difference, I love it! I much prefer subtle highlighters and ones that are shimmery but not to the point where it looks like a glitter bomb has gone off on your face. Not a good look! 

The "speedy" part is quite dead on but I think it might have something to do with the fact that it's quite subtle so not much blending is needed. However saying that it does layer up nicely.

All in all it's a great product and for only £2.99 you can't moan at all. It makes getting ready in the morning so much easier and quicker and I even manage to keep those 10 minutes extra in bed. Win all the way around! 
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NYC City Duet 2 in 1 Lip Colour | 430 The Rock A Fellas Review

25 April 2016

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A couple of weeks ago I visited the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet shopping centre and the shop that I spent more time and money in was the Beauty Outlet store. I just couldn't help myself! You know the phrase a kid in a candy shop? Well it's nothing like a beauty blogger in a beauty outlet shop!

It wasn't as successful as my previous visits to the shop but I did manage to pick up this gorgeous 2 in 1 lipstick from NYC! I've never really brought much from this brand so I was a little unsure on what to expect but since the colour was so cute, I just had to give it a try!

nyc duel lipstick
nyc duel lipstick
nyc duel lipstick
nyc duel lipstick
nyc duel lipstick
nyc duel lipstick

Ignore my obvious fail at applying lipstick, not sure what I was doing that day! ANYWAYYYY as you can see it's a very gorgeous subtle rosy pink shade. Quite unexpected for me as I thought it would be a lot brighter from looking at it but I have to say I do quite prefer it.

Being a "cheaper" brand, the formula for the lipstick actually turned out being really moisturising and long lasting and I felt like I didn't need a top up for a good couple of hours.

There were a few other shades in this range and for £2.99, I'm really gutted that I didn't pick them all up! I will however make a mental note to stock up next time I'm there!
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Makeup Revolution's The One Blush Stick in Malibu Review

22 April 2016

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A couple of months ago now I had a cheeky Makeup Revolution order and some of you might have even read some of my reviews but there's one product that I brought that I've been putting off using. When I first brought it, I was super excited to use it but when it finally come and I could see it with my own eyes, I was a little hesitant.

The product I'm talking about is Makeup Revolution's The One Blush Stick in the shade Malibu. It was in the sale when I brought it which is great in itself but I brought it mainly to add to my contouring collection. When it arrived though it looked far too dark and I thought there was no way that it would work for my face.

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one blush stick
one blush stick
one blush stick
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As you can see above from the pictures, I do stand corrected. Although Malibu is darker than any of my other bronzers, it still works really well for my face and it can easily be blended in. I love the way it looks and the slight shimmer that it adds to my face. I can definitely see myself getting a lot of use in the upcoming Spring/Summer months!

Unfortunately it's no longer on offer and it's back up it's full price of £5 but since I had such a great result with it, I would happily pay that again! The One Stick also comes in a handful of different shades and you even get the choice of shimmer or matte in those shades. How good is that?
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Naobay Protective Hair Mask Volume Conditioner Review

20 April 2016

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The best thing about Glossybox is being sent products that you yourself would never in a million years out and buy. It's honestly the reason that I've stayed subscribed for so long and I class it as a very educating outgoing expence.

One of the brands that I had never heard of before and happen to be quite regular now to Glossybox is Noabay. The first time it was in the form of a toner which I just completely fell in love with. The newest instalment was the Protective Hair Mask Volume Conditioner which I was super excited about trying!

naobay conditioner
naobay conditioner
naobay conditioner

I've been using this conditioner with my usual shampoo for about a week now and I have to admit that I haven't really noticed much difference. I will say that I've had to use less leave-in sprays and serums but in regards to it being a "volume" conditioner, I didn't see any change.

I love the idea of Naobay with their organic and natural ingredients but over £10 a bottle I would have expected a bit more but unfortunately no such luck for me. If you didn't sign up to Glossybox, you can check the conditioner out here on the Naobay website.
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L'Oreal Star Collection Colour Riche "Barely Greige" by JLo Lipstick

18 April 2016

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A couple of weeks ago I visited the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet store and although I had just been paid and I was allowing myself to anything that I wanted regardless of the price, I just couldn't find anything that I really liked!

I did however discover that there was a beauty outlet store so of course I couldn't help but pop in and make a few purchases. One of the things I did pick up was another L'Oreal Star Collection Colour Riche lipstick but this time I brought JLo's creation - Barely Greige!

l'oreal jlo lipstick
l'oreal jlo lipstick
l'oreal jlo lipstick
l'oreal jlo lipstick
l'oreal jlo lipstick

Firstly, I had no idea what greige is. I know I'm a bit behind in trends but I did think it would be a combination of grey and beige but I did google it just to check!

Secondly, I don't think greige is a way to explain the colour of this lipstick! Personally I think it's a more brown nude - brude? Either way it's a gorgeous shade and it even has a touch of shimmer. What more could you ask for?

The formula is great and after a few hours of my lips still felt glossy. I really couldn't fault this lipstick and I'm very tempted to go back and pick me up a few more from the Star Collection!
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Spring Preening | Glossybox April 2016

16 April 2016

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I like to think I've been a bit more "with it" lately so my April Glossybox arriving was not a surprise and instead expected. I was a little disappointed when I opened it up though as I was expecting a tube of the new Revlon mascara since we were sent an email asking for us to pick which version of it we wanted. Maybe it'll be in the month after? Hmm

Anyway I'm really excited about this box because all the products look amazing! It doesn't happen very often but when it does - it's great :)

glossybox april 2016
glossybox april 2016
glossybox april 2016

In this months box:

NEXT Make Me Beautiful Lip Chubby | £8
I hadn't realised that Next had started producing their own make-up range so I'm quite excited to see the whole collection. Glossybox kindly sent me their chubby lipstick crayon and the colour is absolutely gorgeous! I can definitely see myself wearing this a lot in the Summer months.

Leighton Denny Expert Nails Miracle Mist | £12
A new brand for me and also a product I've always wanted to try! I remember my friend buying one of these "speed drying" nail sprays and she said it was terrible! I'm hoping this more "high end" product will give a much better result!

Swiss Smile Whitening Toothpaste | £28.95
I've used whitening toothpaste before but never have I spent that much on it. Maybe that's why I've never seen such amazing results? Either way I'm grateful for the opportunity to test this out!

Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner | £22
Another quite expensive product but one that does look pretty cool. As well as the brown pencil to fill my brows in, it also comes with a lightening end to help highlight them! Such a great idea!

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil | £28
This product has been going wild in the beauty world right now and I'm super excited to it a try. It's described as the perfect product to renew your skin and give you a new lease of life and that is definitely something I need at the moment! Watch this space!

glossybox april 2016
glossybox april 2016
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Garnier Ultimate Blends The Delicate Soother Shampoo and Conditioner Review!

15 April 2016

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When it comes to buying new shampoo and conditioner, I rarely stick to the brand or type as I never really notice much difference. Although I suffer with oily hair, I do also suffer from very dry ends due to my years of bleaching so I can never seem to find a product that can help solve both.

Well on my recent shopping trips to Asda, I needed to pick up some new shampoo and was just going to buy whatever was on offer until I came across a stand advertising the new addition to the Garnier Ultimate Blends range! Since I really enjoyed all the previous products in their collection, I thought I would give this one a go to see how I got on!

garnier ultimate blends
garnier ultimate blends

As I said above, I wouldn't exactly say I suffer with a sensitive scalp but I thought it would be a good idea to give my hair a little break from harsh chemicals and soothe it instead with this gorgeous formula of rice cream and oat milk.

Like the rest of the Ultimate Blends range, the smell is absolutely gorgeous and you can still smell it hours after getting out the shower. The formula lathers up really nicely and even the conditioner is nice and thick and you can feel a noticeable difference as soon as you've rinsed out.

Overall it didn't solve my oily roots problem but it did help my dry ends so I'd like to call that a bit of a win? I wouldn't say it's my favourite in the range as I did fall in love with the Shea Butter collection but this would be perfect for someone who does suffer with a sensitive scalp!
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L’Oreal Caresse Lip Balm in Coral Me Back & Very Berry Me Review

13 April 2016

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A couple of weeks ago I had a week off from work and because I had no idea what to do or where to go, I decided to do what I do best - shop. It's also been a while since I had a good drive in my car so I made the excuse that my car needed the drive all the way to Cheshire Oaks Outlet Shopping Centre. I know, I'm terrible.

Well my favourite shop there (apart from the Lindt store) is the Beauty Outlet Store obviously because the clue is in the name. CHEAP MAKEUP. Who can resist a good haul?

One of the products I picked up was the two lip balms from the L'Oreal Caresse range. Now I had no idea what this range was as I've never heard of it before but I fell in love with the berry shade so I knew I had to pop it in my basket. Along the way, the coral shade also managed to find it's way in my basket as well. Oh well!

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l'oreal lipstick
l'oreal lipstick
l'oreal lipstick
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l'oreal lipstick
 Coral Me Back top and Very Berry Me bottom

Like I said above, I've never seen or heard of this range before so I honestly didn't know what to expect and I have to admit that I am slightly disappointed. I loved the colour of Very Berry Me but when applied it hardly brings any colour to my lips so instead of getting a lipstick, I got a barely tinting lip balm. They did however have a great formula and made my lips super glossy so I guess I can't call it a complete loss.

Although they weren't what I expected, I'm going to try and turn this around as a positive and make them my new Spring/Summer lipsticks! They might be great for colour but the gloss is great so I'm definitely going to get some use out of them. If you liked the look of them, you can check them out here on Amazon!
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