27 May 2016

Rimmel Wonder'Full Volume Colourist Extreme Black Mascara Review!

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Although I've been doing a lot of shopping recently and spending a great deal of money, it feels like it's been ages since I actually went out and brought a new product. What I mean by a new product is one that's basically just been released. Everything that I've reviewed lately was brought from a Beauty Outlet Store and they don't really have new stock.

On one of my recent shopping trips to Superdrug though a new Rimmel mascara caught my eye. As well as being ultra volumising, it's also has a lash tint formula! It claims that over 2 weeks it can increasingly darken your natural lashes to a nice black shade. What more can you ask for?

rimmel volume colourist mascara
rimmel volume colourist mascara
rimmel volume colourist mascara
rimmel volume colourist mascara

As you can see from the pictures above, it is a nice little mascara. It's not my all time favourite for volumising and lengthening BUT it's okay for when I'm at work as it lasts all day without leaving horrible smudges under my eyes.

Now the more exciting part - has it actually dyed my lashes? Well after just over two weeks of using the mascara, I honestly can't see much of a difference. I'm not sure if it's because I've just gradually watched it darken so I can't see the difference or if it's because I already have quite naturally dark eyelashes anyway. Either way I'm not impressed.

Overall it's a nice mascara if you're looking for a new one but I would be much happier to recommend another brand/product. If you're interested in giving this a go for yourself though, then check it out here on Boots website where it's currently on a £2 off offer!
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25 May 2016

Next Make Me Beautiful | Perfect Lips Sheer Chubby Lip Stick in Cherry Red Review!

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I must have been living under a rock recently because I was completely unaware that Next have launched their own make-up range! Not only is it super affordable but it actually looks really good!

In April's Glossybox we were all kindly sent one product from their range and I was fortunate enough to receive the Perfect Lips Sheer Chubby Lip Stick in the gorgeous shade Cherry Red. The colour is so me and I could not wait to get it out and give it a try!

next make me beautiful lipstick
next make me beautiful lipstick
next make me beautiful lipstick
next make me beautiful lipstick
next make me beautiful lipstick
next lipstick

As you can see from the picture above, the colour is GORGEOUS! Not only that though but it's super pigmented and it's slightly memorising to watch it sparkle and change. The formula itself is really moisturising and glossy and the colour lasts hours before needing to be topped up.

The one thing that I could change if I had the chance would be the packaging. The outer box was nice but the the stick itself just looked a little cheap. Especially when you compare it to the Makeup Revolution £1 lipstick which look much more expensive in my opinion!

Other than that little moan, I loved the colour and I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of it in the upcoming Summer months. If you didn't receive the lipstick in your Glossybox, you can check it out here on their website!
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23 May 2016

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Foundation Review!

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Since I've had a bit of a mad spending spree lately, I've been trying really hard to use up all of my products before starting on something new. In theory that will help get rid of the half used up bottles and tubes which I end up throwing away anyway. 

Well lately I've been using up my Rimmel Match Perfection foundatione4 and last week it finally ran out! That sounds a bit unfair because I really loved the foundation and it worked really well for my skin but I was quite excited for something new. Next on my list to use up was the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour foundation!

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maybelline foundation
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I have to admit that at first I wasn't that keen on the shade as it looked like it was on the border of being a bit orangey but once blended in with my powder it started to look a lot more natural and well suited to my skin tone.

The main selling point of this foundation is it's "super stay" long lasting power and since I have oily skin, most foundations don't last longer than a few hours. Maybelline seemed to have included some magical ingredient in this foundation though as it lasted for the whole day with only a quick touch up with powder at dinner time. Not bad!

Overall I'm really impressed with the foundation and I will happily enjoy using the rest of the bottle instead of being chucked in the cupboard to be forgotten! I managed to pick this up from the Beauty Outlet Store in Freeport a few months ago but you can pick it up at any Boots or Superdrug for £8.99!
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20 May 2016

One Pan Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe!

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I'm not sure if it's just my Facebook feed, but all I seem to see at the moment is full of gross spot popping videos, LADbible posts or amazingly mouth-watering recipes. Since I'm not into zit popping and there's only so many fail videos you can watch, I thought I would try out some of the recipe videos instead.

Now I'm not sure if you've heard of or seen the Tasty Facebook page, but it's amazing. Every recipe they post looks delicious and it always makes me want to get straight in the kitchen and cook the meal for myself.

Well a couple of weeks ago my friend mentioned a garlic and pesto chicken dish that she was going to make after visiting their page and since she really enjoyed it, I thought I would follow her lead and make it for myself.

Of course I loved it so I thought I would share it with you guys as well! I am not taking any credit for this recipe, I found it on the Tasty Facebook page and I definitely recommend you like their page as they regularly post new recipes for you to try!

Here’s what you will need for four servings:

1 tablespoon canola oil
2 chicken breasts, sliced into ½-inch strips
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
½ tablespoon kosher salt
½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup heavy cream
½ grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup pesto
3 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Parmesan cheese to garnish
Chopped basil to garnish

Directions:
- Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Combine the chicken, garlic, salt, and pepper, cooking until chicken is browned.
- Then, mix in the heavy cream, parmesan, and pesto, stirring until evenly combined.
- Next, bring to a boil and cook until the sauce has reduced, about five to seven minutes.
- Toss in the pasta and cherry tomatoes, stirring until evenly coated. 
- Remove from heat. To serve, sprinkle parmesan cheese and basil on top!

garlic chicken pesto pasta recipe
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18 May 2016

W7 The Honey Queen Honeycomb Blusher Review

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Whenever I need new make-up my first thought is where I can get it the cheapest. Unless it's a brand new product which I don't mind paying full price for, I always try and shop around to see where it's on offer or has a deal on it. It never hurts to save a few pennies!

One of my favourite places to shop for this half price make-up is beauty outlet shops and one of my faves is at the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet shopping centre! It's a bit of a distance from where I live but I think it's well worth it when you get there.

One of my recent purchases was this adorable little pot from W7 of their Honeycomb blusher! I was on the look out for something to wear in the Summer months and I couldn't resist the cute packaging!

w7 honey queen bronzer
w7 honey queen bronzer
w7 honey queen bronzer
blusher 

When I opened it up and saw gorgeous honeycomb detailing, it made me not want to use it encase I ruined it but of course I didn't buy it to look at it. The first time I used it I was extremely hesitant as it looked very shimmery and I didn't want to look like a glitter bomb exploded on my face. 

As you can see from the picture above it's not really that noticeable and I was quite disappointed by this. The brush you get with the bronzer is pretty naff and I would definitely recommend using your own. I would talk about it being long lasting or not but you probably couldn't even tell if it was still on or not!

It does look slightly better in person than in pictures but overall I wasn't that impressed with it. I definitely think there are better and just as cheap products out there (for example the MUA Mosaic blusher) so I would recommend those over this. If you're still interested though, you can check it out here on Amazon for less than £3!
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