Friday, 15 August 2014

Seventeen Stay Time Concealer Review

I recently bought this from boots for £4.49 as my current under eye concealer was running out and I don't really like using my collection concealer unless I have really bad bags under my eyes as I find it to be really heavy and under my eyes I prefer a lighter product. So whilst I was in boots I saw there was an offer on for seventeen products so I thought I would try this out.

This comes in a tube like most concealer's with the normal applicator which I really like as it's really easy and convenient to apply. I bought this in very fair as I wanted it to lighten my under eyes as I don't have terrible dark circles under my eyes but they still do need a bit of coverage. I like how easily this is to blend so even though it is lighter than my skin colour and foundation it's super easy to blend out so it looks more natural.


It claims to have up to 18hr stay time I'm not sure it would stay 18hrs as I've never tried it but it does normally stay on me for about 12hrs which I think is pretty good for a concealer, however as I only use it under my eyes I'm not sure how long it would stay on the rest of your skin, but I am thinking of just taking this on holiday so I guess I could test it then. It does claim to be full coverage but I'd say its more medium as I have tried ones which have quiet a lot more coverage.


Thanks for reading let me know if you've tried this and what you thought of it!

Grace 
xoxo


Friday, 8 August 2014

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?

As summer is now in full swing I thought I would show you what I take in my travel makeup bag this is my condensed version, so if I was flying and had limited space or was just going away for the weekend.

Clear Makeup Bag (£2.99)



Garnier Oil Free BB Cream (Depoted) (£9.99)



Seventeen Stay Time Concealer in Very Fair (£4.49)



Seventeen Miracle Matte Powder in Ivory Porcelain (£3.99)



Sleek Face Form in Light (£9.99)



The Colour Workshop Eyebrow Cake (Discontinued)



Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On & On Bronze (£4.99)



Collection Extreme 24hr Felt Tip Eyeliner in Black (£2.99)



Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara in Black (£4.99)



Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me and Pink Punch (£2.99)



Blistex Medplus Lip Balm (£2.30)



Real Techniques Blush Brush (£9.99)



Real Techniques Brow Brush (£21.99 for 5)



Real Techniques Buffing Brush (£21.99 for 4)


Thanks for reading hope you all have a good summer whether your going away or staying at home.

Grace
xoxo

Monday, 4 August 2014

Random July Favourites

TV-

1. The Only Way Is Essex
This is a bit of a guilt pleasure for me and the only reason I watch it is because I find it hilarious, all their 'dramas' but on a Sunday night I do enjoy watching it whilst getting ready for the week ahead and it is really easy to follow so you don't have to really be concentrating it while you watch it.

Films-

1. Walking on Sunshine
I have also recently done a review on this which you can read here, but I really enjoyed this musical as it was just such a feel good film and was full of songs from the 80s that I love. I also liked how the storyline was pretty simple so it was easy to watch and you could just sit back and enjoy it. 


2.Frozen
I finally watched Frozen after hearing people go on and on about how amazing it is and seeing it sat on the side for weeks me and my family finally found time to watched it and I am so glad we did because it was fab and definatley worth the hype it had!


Books-

1.Paper Towns by John Green
I am a massive John Green fan as you may know and this book didn't fail to disappoint I really liked how this book was a bit different to the normal books I read which I think is why I enjoyed it so much. It also has a really good storyline which keeps you hooked in and makes you want to keep reading, which is what you need in a good book.

Music-

1.Walking On Sunshine Soundtrack-
As soon as I got back from the cinema I started listening to the soundtrack on Spotify and then decided to buy it on iTunes and I am so glad I did as I have been loving listening to this all the time especially when I'm getting ready, don't know why but it's really easy to sing along to.

2. Wanted On Voyage by George Ezra
After weirdly my Chemistry teacher saying how good George was I must admit I was slightly intrigued as to what he was like so I started listening to him and kind of got a bit addicted! Especially Budapest which is a big favourite of mine and also currently my ringtone.

3. Love Is An Open Door from Frozen
So when I watched frozen I don't know why but this song really stuck in my head and have now consequently bought it and have been doing a fair bit of listening to it! I just love how easy it is to sing along to and just a 'happy' song.

Food/Drink-

1. Summer Fruits-
As summer is now in full swing I have been loving all the summer fruits that have come into super markets,especially strawberries I don't know why but I've been loving strawberries at the moment especially the waitrose ones as they are so nice and sweet!

Youtubers-

1. More Marcus-
Marcus has recently been daily vlogging since Vidcon and have really been enjoying watching what he's been getting up to especially as he is recently moving out so I've really been enjoying watching his process of moving out.


2. Pointless Blog TV-
Alfie has also started doing more vlogs and I just love Alfie I think he seems like one of the most genuine down to earth people ever and always puts so much effort into his videos and never wants to disappoint his subscribers.


Thanks for reading let me know what your random favourites are?

Grace 
xoxo

Friday, 1 August 2014

July Beauty Favourites

I am currently writing this in the middle of July but as I am going away for quite a while in the summer I have had to write blog posts in advance so I can schedule them to be posted whilst I'm on holiday. But, even though it was only a couple of weeks ago I did my June favourites I have rediscovered a few new products.


1. Sudocrem (£1.99)
This might seem a bit weird as this is most commonly known to be used on baby's bums but it isn't actually it's only use it can also be used on spots to help reduce them and get rid of any bacteria. I normally apply this on any spots or soon to be spots in the evening and then when I wake up in the morning it has completely sinked in and by the morning the spots or blemishes a normally either gone or are a lot smaller. (I actually lost mine so couldn't take a picture of it!)

2. Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Shell (£8.99)
I recently used up my current BB cream so found this in my collection and decided to start using this day to day as its a really light foundation to use but still gives coverage and can easily be built. I really love using this in the summer as when it gets hot you don't want to have layers of makeup on and this is super light and easy to wear, it also has SPF 15 in so its perfect for the warmer days.


3. The Body Shop Body Butter in Passion Fruit and Papaye (£13.00 each)
I recently went shopping with my Mum and saw these 2 full size body butters for £10 which was a bargain as they're normally £13 each, but my Mum also had 40% off so I got them both for £6 and saved £20! I have also fallen back in love with these as recently I've been using more lotions but you can't beat a good body butter, these smell amazing and leave your skin so smooth for about two days.


4. Original Source Mint and Walnut Body Scrub (£2.65)
I have been loving using this scrub recently it's not too harsh on my skin but has enough bits in that it does actually scrub my skin, it also contains tea tree which has really helped to clear up my skin and it smells so nice! I have been using this everyday as it's gentle enough to use everyday and is also really refreshing after a long hot day at school.


5. Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer (£7.99)
As the weather has been getting a bit hotter recently in England I have been getting slightly more tanned especially on my arms and neck so to match my face with this I have just been using this bronzer on a big fluffy brush just to warm up my face. I really like this one as it's not to orangey and looks really natural on my skin with out going streaky.


6. Superdrug Witch Hazel and Deep Sea Mud Mask (£2.59 each)
I recently did a review of the witch hazel mask which you can read here, but I am completely addicted to these they make my skin feel so nice and is definatley any spots or blemishes I have. These have also motivated me to use them every other day alternatively and I have definatley seen my skin improve since I started using them. They also are super cheap and come in lots of different types for all different skin types so I definatley recommend you try them out! 


Thanks for reading let me know what your beauty favourites have been this month.

Grace
xoxo