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Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Metallic Lip Kit Review. 

Hiya! How’s your Sunday going? I’m full of cold so feeling a bit under the weather today but thought I’d pop by and post a review. Yesterday I came across a review that Amy from Little Lost Bee did about her Makeup Revolution Metallic Lip Kit and it reminded me that I had one myself but had forgotten all about it so thought I’d have a bit of a play today to see how it faired.

The shade itself is beautiful! It’s a metallic deep purple. When I bought it I thought it might be a dupe for Jeffree Star’s No Tea, No Shade but the Revolution one has more of a reddy tone to it.

That being said, it could just be my own lip colour that’s giving it that reddy tone haha. I love the shade but the staying power isn’t great. I was expecting the lip pencil to help with that but it didn’t at all. The pencil had more of a lipstick consistency to it and the liquid lipstick is more of a gloss and doesn’t really dry like I thought it would, so if I touched it, it just came off on my fingers. I’m a bit disappointed with it to be honest but it is only my first time wearing it so I may give it another chance as I do love the colour.

I apologise for my selfies today. The lighting wasn’t great due to the dreary, rainy weather we’ve been having. My brows were not my friend today either haha. 🙈

Have any of you tried this lip kit before? What do you think? I think maybe my expectations were a little high after trying Lime Crime’s matte and metallic Velvetines and Jeffree Star’s Velour liquid lipsticks.

My favourite eyeshadow palette – Morphe 35F.

Photo taken from the Morphe Brushes website

Hey all! How’s your Friday? Today I thought I’d have a play with my Morphe 35F palette and share the look. I actually think I love this palette more than my ABH Modern Renaissance palette! There isn’t much fallout from the Morphe eyeshadows (unlike Modern Renaissance) and they are sooo buttery and easy to work with!

There are some really gorgeous shades in this palette. Perfect for autumn time! I love wearing them any time of the year though. The palette is currently available from Beauty Bay for £22.50. If you’re after a new eyeshadow palette then definitely check out the Morphe ones. I’d loooove to get more! Do any of you own a Morphe palette? Which ones do you have? 

Two Parties and Today’s Makeup! 

Hey guys! How’s your Sunday? Today we had two parties to go to! The first one was a first birthday party and it was pirate themed! Of course we had to dress little Willow up so she could join in the fun! There was a bouncy castle there too! We put Willow on it and bounced her up and down which she loved but as soon as we let go of her so she could have a go by herself, she was having none of it, got all shy and wanted me or Aled to pick her up so she could cuddle into us. She much preferred chasing balloons and blowing into and empty gift wrap roll haha! Oh and eating! I think that was her fave part! 😂 Thought I’d share with you all a piccy of her in her outfit.


The second party we went to was an afternoon tea at Aled’s parents for his mum’s birthday. We all had such a lovely time! Willow thoroughly enjoyed the cake haha!

This was today’s makeup look.

I’ve used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance on my eyes. Gosh I love this palette! It’s so darn pigmented! Especially when you wet or spritz your brush! If you haven’t done it, do! It also stops fall out which,  yay! Unfortunately I didn’t have time to experiment and try something new, so this had to do.

That’s all for today, guys. Hopefully see you soon with another post! 😀 

E.L.F Flawless Finish Foundation and Volumizing and Defining Mascara Review. 

Hey guys! I recently got my hands on the E.L.F Flawless Finish foundation and Volumizing and Defining mascara so I thought I’d let you know what I thought of them. The foundation is of a liquid consistency and I’d say it gives a medium coverage. I really liked this foundation. It went on really well and smelled lovely which is an added bonus! It did go a little patchy but more of a spritz of setting spray on my blender may fix that in the future. The foundation has quite a light feel to once on my skin which is perfect for the this hot weather.

The mascara? I love! There’s no clumpyness and it really did make them more volumised and noticeable! Not that you can tell by my photograph taking skills below  haha but you can definitely tell I’m wearing mascara which, usually, you can’t.

The foundation retails at £7.50 and the mascara retails at £3.00! I purchased them from Superdrug but you can buy direct from E.L.F. There is a wider range of products on E.L.F’s and they can also have some great sales on too so it’s worth checking out!
Do you own any E.L.F products? Let me know in the comments below!
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Juvia’s Place has landed at Beauty Bay! 

Yep! That’s right! Beauty Bay are now stocking Juvia’s Place! I’m so excited! I’ve been dying to try their eyeshadow palettes! Their brushes look so cute too! I’ve heard so many great things about this brand! Definitely something I’ll be having a splurge on when I get some spare pennies! Click on the pic to be taken to the site and have a look for yourself! If you buy anything, please let me know. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

MOTD – Jeffree Star’s Androgyny eyeshadow palette and liquid lipstick in Celebrity Skin 

It’s been a while since I talked about anything beauty related (my favourite thing next to reading) so I thought I’d share a look I recently did using Jeffree Star’s Androgyny eyeshadow palette and his velour liquid lipstick in Celebrity Skin. I adore this vegan makeup brand. His eyeshadow palettes are super pigmented and his liquid lipsticks stay on for hours. Celebrity Skin is definitely my favourite out of the lippy shades.

Pink Parcel August Subscription Box.

Six months have gone by since having Willow, my body and hormones seem to have gone back to normal and unfortunately that means the ghastly and horrid return of the period! Dum! Dum! Dum! Can’t say I was particularly thrilled about that but at least it’s a sign that all is A-ok down there so I suppose I’ll forgive it. This also meant I got to re-subscribe to Pink Parcel! Yay! Receiving something like this once a month when your periods are just making you feel pooey, is just what you need to brighten your day. I highly recommend it! So, without further a do…

Look what goodies were in my Pink Parcel box this month! Other than the usual monthly “necessities”, I got: 
❣Tea pigs sachet of Matcha Green Tea (which is lovely by the way! I’m drinking a cup as we speak!)

❣Jealous Sweets – £2.50 

❣Estella Bartlett bracelet – £12.99

❣Sunkissed Shimmer Dust Brush (bronzer) – £4.99

❣So Susan Haute Light Pencil (highlighter) -£14.95

❣Cougar Beauty 24 Hour Liquid Lipstick – £15.00

❣Sass Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate (helps to prevent ingrown hairs and reduce hair regrowth) – sample but normally £12 for 100ml

❣Emily Fruit Crisps, Crunchy Apple. These are actually quite nice. Very sweet tasting. £1.49
If you’re interested in subscribing to Pink Parcel each month (or maybe for your daughter? Which I think is a lovely idea), it’s £6.99 for the first box then £9.95 thereafter. Plus p&p.

Are any of you subscribed to Pink Parcel? Tell me what you think in the comments below. 😃
Take care,
Dayna.

Beauty Questions Tag 💄

Ok so when I saw this on the lovely Dorkchops blog, I just had to take part. So here we go …

S k i n c a r e

How many times do you wash your face daily?

I wash my face once a day, unless I’ve worn makeup and then it’s twice a day. I use Simple makeup wipes but then I like to use a good cleanser afterwards just to make sure I’ve gotten rid of every speck of makeup on my face.

What skin type do you have?

I have combination sensitive skin. I get oily in some places and dry in others and because it’s sensitive, it reacts to certain things.

What is your current face wash?

Right now it’s either Superdrug’s tea tree exfoliating cream wash or Lush’s Herbalism (which I love love love)! I like to alternate between the two.

Do you exfoliate?

Yes I do. Both the face washes above are exfoliators. I also use Superdrug’s Tea Tree Cleansing pads which also exfoliate.

What moisturiser do you use?

To be honest, I don’t always wear moisturiser. I like to wear Rimmel’s Stay Matt Primer and a lot of the time I wear it without makeup as it kinda brings a nice glow to my face. *If* I do wear moisturiser then I use good ol’ E45 cream. It’s something I’ve had to use ever since I was a child.

Do you have freckles?

Yes! I have a few on my nose and on my under-eye area.

Do you use eye cream?

I don’t as it usually makes my eyes sore. I probably should, though.

Did you or do you have acne prone skin?

Thankfully – touch wood – I have never had acne. I just tend to get a few ugly spots here and there that take forever to go away.

M a k e u p

What foundation do you use?

I use Paul & Joe Silky Smooth foundation which I mix with Bourjois Radiance Reveal foundation.

How about concealer?

Right now I’m using MAC’s Pro Longwear concealer. It has quite the staying power, that stuff, but I don’t always wear concealer.

Do you know your undertone colour?

Unfortunately I have quite a yellow-y undertone to my skin. *sigh* I wish I had pink-y porcelain skin. You know, kinda like Snow White.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I think they are fab … If they’re worn right. I have seen so many fashion faux pas when it comes to fake eyelashes. Personally, I don’t wear them coz I find them fiddly to do. I wish I could get the hang of them, though, as they really transform your look.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Ahhh yes so I have heard. However, I don’t wear makeup often to warrant throwing my mascara away and replacing it. Unless it starts drying and going all horrible, then yeah I’ll throw it out.

Sephora or MAC?

Sephora’s like a department store, right? Like Selfridges? We don’t have a Sephora over here so I’d have to say MAC.

What makeup tools do you use for makeup application?

I have some MAC brushes and I use one of those gourd shaped makeup sponge blender thingies which I think are a blessing and blends my foundation really well.

Do you use a makeup base/primer for the eyes?

Yes I do because my eyelids are really oily so I need something to keep my eyeshadow in place.

For the face?

Oh yes. As said before, I use the Rimmel Stay Matte primer.

What is your favourite eyeshadow shade?

Hmmm my favourite eyeshadow shade is probably a deep purple. However, my most worn shades are Browns. Or blacks and greys on a night out.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

I’ve been known to use both and I love MAC’s Fluidline in Blacktrack as it just doesn’t budge, but I do find a pencil easier to use.

How often do you poke your eyes with a pencil eyeliner?

Hahaha I don’t think I ever have! I’m more of a poking-my-eye-out-with-a-mascara-wand kinda girl lol!

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

I love them! They can be sooo messy, though!!

What do you think of mineral makeup?

They are great! Kinder to your skin and brilliant for those with sensitive skin.

What is your favourite lipstick?

Right now, I like Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. But most of the time I just wear lip balm.

Do you like drugstore makeup?

Oh, yes, definitely!

Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

No, I don’t trust myself to put mascara and eyeliner on someone else haha!

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Hahaha only where loose pigment eyeshadow is concerned.

Name a makeup crime that you hate

Omg it has to be that “you’ve been tangoed” look that some girls have when they wear foundation. This is why I’ve always gone for paler shades.

Do you like colourful shades of makeup?

Oh, yes! They are fantastic! I once did a look which involved Sugarpill’s pressed eyeshadow in Love and their loose pigment eyeshadow in Asylum (both are shades of red) complete with heavy black eyeliner!

Which celebrities always have great makeup?

I love either Anne Hathaway or Taylor Swift’s look.

If you could leave the house wearing just one makeup item, what would you choose?

It would have to be mascara. It really brings out the eyes and my boyfriend always compliments me when I do that.

Could you leave the house without putting any makeup on?

Definitely. I don’t believe in wearing makeup all the time and the majority of the time I don’t.

In your opinion, what’s the BEST beauty line?

Oh I couldn’t possibly choose! Especially as I’m discovering new ones all the time!

Lastly, what do you think of makeup?

I think wearing makeup can be a great confidence booster but that we’re also all beautiful without it.

Ok, so I know I’m meant to personally tag people in this post but there are so many of you! So instead, I tag all of you lovelies to post these questions as I would love to see your thoughts on them. 😊

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