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Beauty Bay Haul! 

Hiya! How are you all on this fine Wednesday? I thought I’d share with you all the goodies I got from Beauty Bay.

As you can see, it wasn’t a big haul,  or that interesting haha,  but I just needed to top up on some bits I was running low on. 

I’ve been using Gerard Cosmetics setting spray but felt it really wasn’t cutting it (not worth the hype, that’s for sure) so wanted to try something different and thought I’d give the L. A. Girl HD Matte setting spray a go. It is also cruelty free, paraben and fragrance free which are all pluses in my book!

The second item that I bought from Beauty Bay was this Pomegranate sheet mask by Vitamasques. I’d recently blogged about their Acai Berry sheet mask which left my skin feeling so lush so of course I absolutely had to try out one of their others! I hope this will be just as yummy smelling as the Acai Berry mask was! 

I’d ran out of my Lush Tea Tree toner so my last item is the Skin & Tonic London Rose Mist. I had specifically been looking for a rose water/toner because it is sooo good for your skin! This has only FOUR INGREDIENTS in it:

1. Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water

2. Glycerin

3. Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

4. Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice Powder

How fantastic is that? No nasties whatsoever! I’m such a lover of natural skin care; I couldn’t not buy this! Rose water has so many benefits too! It’s an anti-inflammatory so reduces redness, relieves eczema as well as other skin conditions and helps fight acne. It’s also good at reducing stress/anxiety levels and supposedly helps with depression. 
Well that’s it for today lovelies. Have you tried any of these products?  Got any natural skin care recommendations? Feel free to leave me a comment below. 😀 

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Part II: Chemical X-ray – Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick Colour Queen B – What is inside and what does it do?

I don’t know about you but I’m really interested in what each ingredients in my beauty products do so I found this blog post really interesting and wanted to share it with you all. Warning: grab a cup of coffee or tea and get comfy! 😀

Bonds of Beauty

As a chemist and beauty junkie, I always look through the ingredients in products, most often out of curiosity, especially on products that worked really well. Since the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick colour Queen B worked so well for me, where a lot of others and other brands failed, I decided to look into its ingredients in detail.

I wrote this down in case this is something that helps or interests you too, with explanations on what each ingredient is doing in the lipstick. This way you can get a better idea of what is doing what and why this lipstick works or doesn’t for you. You don’t need to be a chemist or scientist to understand, I am hoping that I explained everything to be easily understandable by anyone during a coffee break.

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Morphe Liquid Lipstick in “Morphe”. 

Hiya! Wow I can’t believe the week is nearly over! Today’s look is a really simple one. I really didn’t feel like going the whole hog with makeup today so just went for a bare face with a coat of mascara and a bold lip. The mascara I’ve been using lately is Roller Lash by Benefit. I love this mascara! There’s no clumps and it beautifully separates the lashes! The lippy I chose to wear today is a liquid lipstick by Morphe Brushes in the shade “Morphe”. 

The shade is actually brighter than I thought it would be when I first ordered it. The lip swatch on the site made it look to be more of a deep blood red. However, I still really love this shade! The formula of this lipstick is lovely. It goes on so smoothly and doesn’t feel drying at all. It’s got such a lovely scent as well. Vanilla, I think. The staying power is fantastic although it does fade in the centre of the lips when you eat/drink. I found that after wearing it for while it doesn’t crumble like some other brands do. I did find though that it bleeds a little. I think that’s quite common with reds in general mind. I’ve yet to find a red that doesn’t bleed.

I think this will be my go-to statement lippy. I absolutely love it! 

I purchased mine from Beauty Bay. At the time there was a sale and it was on offer for around £6.50 but it’s current price is £10.50. 

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? 

A sneaky makeup peak… 

A sneaky peak as to what’s coming up on the blog! 😀 Thank you Medusa’s Makeup! I can’t wait to share this with you guys!

The Beauty Gift Swap! 

Hey guys! How’s your Sunday going? Today I want to post about something I’m a part of and I’d love for you to be a part of it too! I’m admin for  a beauty swap box group on Facebook where each month members are teamed with a buddy and you each put together a box filled with lovely beauty, skincare products and other little gifts that you think your buddy will like. The amount you want to spend on your swap box gifts is entirely up to you and your buddy!  You don’t have to join in each month, you can just do it the once if you’d like. 

It’s lots of fun and it’s great making new friends in the process. If you’d like to join or want to know more then click on one of the pictures to take you to the group. Sadly, because it may be expensive to post to other countries, the group is for UK and Ireland residents only.

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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MOTD – Freedom Jewels And Riches palette! 

Because my lips are still recovering from an allergic reaction to a lip plumper, I don’t feel confident wearing makeup at the mo and sharing the looks so I thought I’d share another look that I did a few weeks ago. I’d recently bought a Freedom eyeshadow palette so couldn’t wait to give it a whirl!   My brows aren’t quite on point but fairly pleased with the overall look. I used shades Moonstone, Rose and Revelation from my Freedom Jewels And Riches palette and Jeffree Star’s liquid lippy in Sagittarius on my lips. 😀 Loving the Freedom eyeshadow palette. It’s quite pigmented and for £8 you can’t go wrong! What are your favourite eyeshadow palettes? Do you own any from this brand? Let me know in the comments below!

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!

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