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Spectrum Brushes Review

Originally posted on DCITR:
Recently I was given the opportunity to try out ‘Spectrum’ brushes and of course I jumped at the chance because WHY WOULDN’T I WANT PINK BRUSHES IN MY LIFE!? If you haven’t seen this brand floating around Instagram then, quite frankly, you’re missing out because every time I see a pic of these adorable mermaid-inspired brushes I die a little inside. The brand are PETA registered, vegan trademarked and cruelty free (YAAS) and claim to be the leading brand in trend lead makeup brushes with professional performance. They have also been used by the stars of TOWIE, Geordie Shore, MIC and many more. I was very kindly sent the ‘8 Piece Eye Blending Set’ which retails for £29.99 and can be purchased HERE. I unboxed the brushes on camera in an unboxing video over on my YouTube channel so if you wanna see my overly-excited initial reaction to the cuteness click HERE. I definitely said ‘cool’ WAY too many times in that video so here I plan to share my thoughts in a little more…

Drugstore Brands I want to try more from!

Originally posted on LucieLeannexo:
Since starting my blog I have got much better at venturing into new brands, but I feel as though there are still many brands I want to explore more. I’ve seen a few of these posts recently so I thought I would give you my own spin on it, starting with the drugstore brands I want to try more from. Revlon -?Revlon is a brand I have always been aware of but for some reason I have barely tried any of their products, except from this gorgeous pink lipstick I received in a Glossybox. They have just released a whole range of new mascaras which I would love to try, and I would also like to try their Color Stay foundation. NYX -?When Valentina & I did our beauty swap, she kindly sent me some Nyx products. I have fallen in love with the butter gloss in Tiramisu, and I literally want to try every shade. Their HD concealer has also caught my attention and also their primers. H&M Beauty -?I…

Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Review + Demo!

Originally posted on Lash-Eyed Beauty:
Shining bright like a diamond was never really an issue for me. I mean, that was all thanks to my oily skin. Now that I have got my oils under control (for the most part), I don’t shine very often. What I’m looking to achieve now is a beautiful, natural glow. Something similar to this: Image taken from google.com Okay, maybe something a little less drastic than that. If you saw my Kat Von D Shade and Light palette post, then you know I’m a beginner when it comes to contouring. Well, same goes for highlighting/strobing, it’s really foreign to me and so I’m a little cautious when it comes to applying highlighter (trying to avoid looking like the above picture). So one fateful day in December, I went to Sephora to initially shop for presents for my sister. I was actually doing pretty well with staying on track and only shopping for her, but then when I walked in line to checkout, those darn deluxe sample items got me.…

The Only Brushes You Need

Originally posted on Glitterfulthoughts…:
Ok, so for one person i have way to many makeup brushes! I just seem to gravate towards them haha … There probably one of my favouurite things to buy. But if you are only starting out with makeup or just don’t have loads of brushes thats ok , because you only need about 5-10 to get the job done. Now in the post i’m not showing you bruhses from all the same collection , because i use a variety of brushes …so lets jump into it The first brush i’d recommend having is a big fluffy brush, doesn’t matter where it’s from just get yourself one haha. This brush can be used for so many things! Bronzing , powder , blush ..its very versatile.. Primark are doing FAB! Rose gold brushes at the moment , iv bought to many haha! Most of them have two brush heads on the one stick to if your near a penneys/primark got grab yourself one. ? Next brush isn’t a must but i love…

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2016 Review

Originally posted on Written in the Cosmets:
Whats Ipsy? They are a $10/month beauty subscription box that sends you deluxe and full size samples every month! Click here to check them out. Ipsys January theme is ‘All Eyes on You’ which features a super cute retro bag that is patterned on the front and blue on the back. Here are the products I recieved: MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow in Mudcake – $22.50 This is a full sized product, at first look when I opened this, I wasn’t in love but once I swatched it I saw it’s true beauty. It’s kind of a brown-plum with a hint of green glitter, had me mesmerzied! For being a 100% mineral all natural shadow is has an extremely soft, creamy texture blends out beautifully! It is also very versatile, you can use it by itself, over other shadows, or as the picture above shows the different pay offs while wet, primed, and diffrent bases(ipsy’s picture). I’m not sure of the staying power yet but I will keep you all…

How to last through a party with flawless makeup

Originally posted on Posh & Spicy:
Hey Ladies So since many of you are interested in more beauty related topics i have chosen to write about how to last through those party nights, or a long day at work without having those mirror freak out wondering where your?lipstick?disappeard to. Your face does not have to show how exhausting or stressed you are and by?creating a long-lasting look you will?spend more time in the moment and less time in the mirror :)? Prime and blott For me the worst beauty freakout is when i see my T-Zone getting all oily and my foundation half gone. So to avoid that wrong kind of shine it is important to prime your face so that the foundation really gets on your skin and stays there. I use smooth affair for oily skin primer from Jane iredale. Before you head out quickly blott your face with some powder or blotting papers. Try pure pressed base mineral foundation Use smudge proof/ water proof Nothing screams “I’m tired” like smeared eyeliner. To…

December Glossybox: The Rose Gold Edit

Originally posted on Chronic Pain Cockney – The Little Things:
To say that my December Glossybox arrived just as I was leaving for my Botox appointment makes my life sound soooo much more glamorous than it is. Nonetheless, it’s true. I was off to my 3 monthly Botox treatment for Chronic Migraine and not looking forward to it at all, as usual; the 30+ injections into scalp/neck/forehead/temples are really quite painful for me at the moment. So it was nice to have a treat waiting for me when I got home. ???? The box itself is very pretty and festive this month, without a snowman or Santa in sight. I’m always a fan of the special boxes but I particularly like this one; sooooo pretty & perfect for the glowy theme this month.? ?? ? This month’s box is the Rose Gold Edit produced in collaboration with blogger Really Ree.There are six products rather than the usual five with a combined value of over £50; Glossybox is always good value for money.? ?? The etre…

Worth the hype? | MAC Whirl

Originally posted on LucieLeannexo:
Since the release of the new MAC matte range in August, Whirl has been one of the most talked about lipsticks in the blogging community. It was inevitable eventually I would end up purchasing this, especially after seeing so many rave reviews and the fact I’m totally addicted to MAC lipsticks. Whirl is like the darker, bolder big sister of Velvet Teddy. MAC describe this is a dirty rose, on my skin tone it pulls a lot more brown nude though. As with VT, I think Whirl would suit a wide range of skin tones. On a pale complexion like mine it is quite a bold shade but I still think it’s a very versatile colour. I think Whirl is a great shade for the colder months of the year, I’m not I will get as much from this shade when Spring/Summer comes around. Whirl is a matte finish, it is one of the more drying MAC lipsticks I’ve tried but it isn’t overly uncomfortable on the lips. It does tug…

My Experience As A Nail Tech Pt. 2

Originally posted on Polished by Amy:
Hey guys! I had SO much more to tell you guys after my first nail tech experience video that I had to create a part two! In this video, I’m sharing my full experience in nail school, all the details about working on location jobs, and much more. I hope you guys enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe! 🙂 Thank you all so much for watching! If you have any more questions that I didn’t cover in the video, please leave them in the comments for me. I hope your week is amazing; love and light! 🙂 XX, Amy Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy Instagram: @polishedbyamy ?

Updated!*Spoiler Alert* Ipsy December 2015 Sneak Peeks!

Originally posted on Written in the Cosmets:
I think the Ipsy theme is with love from ipsy because that is what they keep hashtagging. Either way LOVE this months bag and how they changed up the shape of it! Also here are the sproduct sneak peeks! Every Ipster will receive one of the following: Tarte product Sephora Formula X Nail Polish Peony Shadow Trio ModelCO Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara Benefit They’re Real Mascara I ordered them from most to least exciting in my opinion, what item do you have your eyes on? Do you like this months bag? Let me know in the comments section! UPDATE Snapchat teaser photos: Brushes Measurabel Difference Baked Blush Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick  Julie G Nail Color Glamour Dolls Double Trouble Eyeshadow Elizabeth Mott Eyeshadow Primer Be A Bombshell Eyeliner Model Co Lip Liner What is Ipsy you ask? Ipsy is a $10/month beauty subscription box that sends you 4-5 beauty samples every month! Click here to sign up today. Thanks for…