March Favourites 2017!

 

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March was an amazing and busy month for so many different reasons. The most exciting one being that March was the month of my birthday and my family from Australia came over as a surprise! I had the best time and received so many lovely things. So as always, here are a selection of things which I’ve been loving throughout the month of March.

Garnier Skin Active Moisturiser – I spoke about these first two products in my previous post so if you want a more in depth talk about these then read this post. But I have basically been using this every morning since I picked it up. I love this brand for skincare, I just feel like they get it so right and yet it is so affordable. This is a water- cream moisturiser which I haven’t tried before but I love it. It makes my skin feel hydrated and fresh, perfect for the morning!

L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask –  I have been loving this face mask. I had been needing a new face mask and this one really is great to give your skin a bit more of a glow. It smells nice, is affordable and I noticed an immediate different in my skin after using.

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation – I got this foundation at the end of February and it’s all I’ve been wearing ever since. It’s a great everyday foundation when you want fairly good coverage but nothing too matte or drying. It’s easy to blend, a great colour match for me and lasts well throughout the day. I’m so glad I finally picked it up as it’s already turned into one of my all time favourite foundations!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette – Ever since I heard about this I knew that I really wanted to get it. I love Too Faced as a brand but haven’t ever tried any of their cheek products so I was interested to give them a try. I love the packaging and it smells like peach. I really like all of the products inside, the blush and highlight definitely being my favourite.

Kylie ‘French Vanilla’ Highlighter – Again I did a full first impression blog post on this here. I absolutely love this highlighter and I’m so glad that I ended up buying this. It’s a beautiful soft vanilla shade and can be used everyday or built up depending on how much highlight you like to use.

Kylie ‘Candy K’ Lip Gloss –  This is also featured in the first impression I did and this was quite a spontaneous purchase but again I am so glad that I decided to try it. As someone who loves lip gloss this is a great addition to my collection. The shade is a beautiful rose/pink colour, it’s super pigmented and smells sweet.

Pandora Earrings – As my birthday present from my Auntie, Uncle and cousins I received some Pandora earrings which I have worn everyday since I got them. These earrings are perfect and just add a little something to my overall look. They are comfortable to wear and I love how cute and delicate they look.

Ted Baker Handbag – Definitely my favourite of my favourites this month as this is what my parents got me for my birthday. I am so in love with this bag as I love the colour, the design and the little details on it. I’ve never had a designer bag before so this is so special to me and I’ll always remember I got this for my birthday. It also has an adorable blush pink pom pom on it which just adds a lovely touch.

The Best Birthday Cake – So for my birthday my mum organised for a cake to be made for me seen as it was my 21st Birthday and oh my goodness it was amazing. Not only did it look incredible, I couldn’t think of a better design for my birthday, but it also tasted amazing! Definitely something I won’t forget for a while and a definite highlight of the month!

So those are all of my favourites from the month of March. It was the best month and I’m so happy and in love with everything featured in this post.

Thanks for reading

Kayley x

Four Affordable Skincare Favourites!

 

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When it comes to skincare I tend to stick to what I know and love and rarely find myself trying anything new these days. For the past year or so I found a skincare routine that worked well for me and so why would I change it? I also noticed that a lot of my skincare routine was dominated by slightly higher end skincare products. So I decided to set myself a challenge to try and find and try some new skincare products, which were affordable and mix up my skincare routine a little. I’d had my eye on some of these products for a while and others were more spontaneous purchases however I’ve found myself loving all four of these skincare products. So if your looking for some new skincare bits to add to your routine or just want to try some more affordable products, keep on reading!

Garnier Skin Active Water- Cream Day Moisturiser – I love Garnier as a brand. Their Micellar water is my absolute favourite skincare product and I’ve repurchased it so many times before. So when I found out they had brought out even more skincare products, which would give my skin more moisture and glow I was sold and so I picked this up. I’ve never really tried a water- cream moisturiser before so wasn’t sure what to expect. It is very wet however it absorbs into your skin quickly,  has a pleasant scent to it and definitely makes my skin feel more hydrated and glowing, ready for the day ahead. This was under £10, is suitable for all skin types and so far I’ve really been enjoying using it.

Garnier Skin Active Tissue Mask – Speaking of Garnier, as I was browsing through their products I saw this tissue mask for only 99p and I just had to get one. Again, I’ve not used very many tissue masks before but I actually really like it. Often I find myself wanting to use a face mask but it can be messy and so these are great as you apply it to your face, leave for fifteen minutes and then simply remove it and massage the excess serum into your skin. This helps provide hydration and radiance to the skin, which I definitely noticed and generally its just such a nice face mask to have in your collection, as it’s nice to apply and not very expensive!

L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask – As I’ve been loving face masks recently I decided to finally try out one of the L’Oreal face masks. I’ve seen them about and have heard so many great things about them, however never picked one up to try myself. I decided to go for the glow mask, if you couldn’t already tell I have quite dry skin and am always looking to add more glow to my skin so this sounded perfect. I have to say I absolutely love this! Not only does it add glow to your skin, and it smells nice but it also exfoliates your skin too. For less than £10 I think this is a great face mask to add to my collection and I definitely need to try out the other two face masks in the collection.

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter – I’ve been wanting to try a cleansing balm/butter for a while now as I hear great things about them. However, they can be quite expensive so I decided to pick up The Body Shop one as I’ve tried the range before and liked it. This is such a lovely product to use in the evening when you want to remove your makeup. It’s gentle, moisturising and effective in removing all of your makeup. My skin feels clean, fresh and soft after using it.

So those are four affordable skincare products which I’ve recently been loving using and adding to my skincare routine and collection. It’s so exciting when you find a product which works well for you and so I wanted to share my thoughts on these in case your looking for a new skincare product and had your eye on one of these. I absolutely love all four of them and am so happy I decided to pick them up and my skin has never looked or felt better than it is at the moment!

Thanks for reading

Kayley x

Kylie Cosmetics First Impression!

 

IMG_9469This is an extremely exciting post for me to write because today I am going to be sharing with you my first impression and experience of buying two products from Kylie Cosmetics. I’m sure your all aware of Kylie Jenner and her beauty range as they are crazy popular and sell out in a matter of minutes! I’ve wanted to try something from her range for ages and as it was my birthday I decided to treat myself! One of my good university friends has bought from Kylie before and so when Kylie released a range of highlighters and my friend was going to make an order, I knew that if I was ever going to make an order it was now and so we decided to do a joint order. I ended up getting two items, so here are my very first impressions…

I should probably start with the packaging the products came in, as the box is so cute as when you open it it says Kylie on it and it comes with a stunning little thank you card from Kylie with her signature on it. I’ll be honest I was just as excited for this as I was for the products inside and my friend was lovely enough to let me keep the box and card, which I might frame haha, as she has ordered from there before and already has a few.

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So the first product I bought was the ‘French Vanilla’ highlighter. I absolutely love highlighter, it is one of my favourite makeup products and so I was really excited to try this one out. Originally I wanted to get ‘Cotton Candy Cream’ however that sold out  but luckily I’d already told my friend to get me French Vanilla incase the other one had sold out. Actually, I’m really happy that I ended up with this one as it is just the perfect highlighter shade. It’s a gorgeous vanilla, golden, cream shade which gives you the most lovely glow to the skin. It’s not overpowering but it isn’t super subtle at the same time, it’s a nice everyday shade that you could easily build up to be a little more intense if you wanted.

I do like the packaging of the highlighter, particularly that it comes with a mirror as it makes it great to put in your makeup bag and carry around with you. The highlighter itself is actually bigger than what I was expecting which was a nice surprise too. Overall, I really love this highlighter and I’m so glad I got it to add to my beauty collection.

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Seen as we were making an order I also decided to pick up another Kylie item which I’d had my eye on for a while, which is one of the lip glosses. Kylie is known for her matte liquid lipsticks but personally for me, I don’t really wear matte lipstick and so the lip glosses were much more suited for my personal taste. I absolutely loved the shade ‘Candy K’ so I’m glad it’s available as a lip gloss. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, I love that it says Kylie on it and it feels very luxurious which I like. The shade is great for me as I love rose/pink shades and that is exactly what it is. It’s comfortable and moisturising on the lips, is highly pigmented and smells like vanilla!

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In terms of cost, we did get customs, which is why I’m glad we decided to make a joint order so we were able to split the costs in half so it didn’t seem too bad. In total I paid £47 for these two items, including customs and personally, whilst I do think the products are worth it, it is fairly expensive so I definitely recommend a joint order with a friend if your thinking about making an order! The order came in a little over two weeks. Overall I love both of the items I got and I definitely now understand the hype surrounding Kylie Cosmetics!

Thanks for reading

Kayley x

Mac Look In A Box Review!

 

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Recently it was my 21st Birthday and I had the best birthday ever! I was so lucky to receive some amazing gifts from my family and friends and today I wanted to review this makeup set from Mac which I got as a gift. I was so excited when I opened this as I love Mac makeup and I haven’t tried any of the looks in a box before. So here are my thoughts!

First of all the look in a box which I received was the ‘Sweet Miss’ set which is the pink one, which is definitely me as I love all things pink when it comes to makeup.  I love the packaging that it comes in as the picture on the front shows you a look that you can create using the products inside. Speaking of which, inside this set is; 2 eyeshadows, 1 Retro matte lipstick, 1 lipglass, 1 powder blush, a brush and an eyeliner. So it’s basically everything you need to create a super pretty look! I was also really pleased because I don’t already own anything that was inside of here which is great because I can now add some new Mac products to my beauty collection and I’ve never tried any brushes or blushers from Mac before so that was exciting.

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The Eye Shadows – So the first items I’m going to review are the eye shadows and the first one is the Hearts- A- Flutter eye shadow which is a light, soft pink shade which has a slight bit of shimmer running through it. My first thoughts were that it was so pretty and it is a great everyday shade which works well with many looks. It’s pigmented and I don’t own a single pink eye shadow like this so I really like it. The second eye shadow is called Ginger Rooted and it is a gorgeous brown/bronze shade which just works perfectly for an evening look. I really like both eyeshadows and will definitely get a lot of use out of them!

The Retro Matte Lipstick – Next up is the matte lipstick in the shade ‘Steady Going’. Out of everything this was the one that I wasn’t quite so sure on, simply because I don’t typically wear many matte lipsticks but I loved the shade and so tried it on after applying a lip balm so it wasn’t too drying and actually I really love it. As it is matte it does mean that it lasts longer which I like and it wasn’t too drying on the lips and the colour is a bright pink which I think will look great in Summer time. So I’m really happy this came in the set as it isn’t something I would of picked up myself however I actually really like it.

The Lipglass – Whilst I wasn’t sure whether I’d get on with the matte lipstick, I instantly knew that I would love this as I love lip glosses and the shade of this is so pretty! It’s called ‘Love Day Pink’ and it’s a cute mini lip gloss which is perfect to just throw into your handbag. It’s really moisturising and comfortable to wear on the lips and actually lasts quite well. It also looks nice put on top of the lipstick!

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The Blush – As I said earlier, I’ve never tried a blush from Mac so I was looking forward to trying it out. I like the size of this as it isn’t too big or small and is easy to travel with. The blush is called ‘Fuji’ and it’s a matte pink blush. It’s such a pretty colour and looks lovely with the lip products. I don’t own many matte pink blushers so again this is a nice addition to my collection.

The Eyeliner – I have tried a Mac eyeliner before and I did really like it so I was glad to have another one in my collection. This one is called ‘Photogravure’ which is a great everyday eye liner to use. Sometimes I prefer to wear a pencil eyeliner instead of a liquid one as it creates a slightly softer look so this one is great!

The Brush – Again, I’ve never tried any Mac brushes so I was intrigued to see how I would get on with this one. This works perfectly with the blush and I really like the size of it. Often when I go out I might take a powder or even my blush out with me so it’s nice to have a small brush that I can fit into my makeup bag, plus it’s super soft!

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So that is everything that came in the look in a box from Mac. Overall, I really like everything that I got inside of here. If I had to pick a favourite it would probably be either the blush or the lip gloss but I will definitely be using everything inside of here. So happy and grateful to get this as a birthday gift and I can’t wait to try out lots of looks with this set!

Thanks for reading

Kayley x

 

 

 

 

What’s In My Makeup Bag: March!

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We may only be in March, but already this year has been one of, if not my busier year yet and my calendar for the rest of the year seems just as busy. So I’ve been trying to keep myself as organised as possible to make life a little bit easier. Starting with, going through all of my beauty collection and really only keeping the things that I frequently use and love.

When I get ready in the morning I don’t want to be rooting around in my beauty collection, choosing between five different foundations and what feels like hundreds of lipsticks. I want quick, easy and pretty makeup that is easy accessible and so I decided to hand pick a selection of makeup items which are either new or simply a favourite and store them inside my current makeup bag, placed on my vanity. So, when I get ready in the morning everything is nice and easy. So here is my everyday makeup routine and what’s currently  inside my makeup bag , for the month of March.

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Illuminator – So this month I’m wanting my skin to look and feel natural, fresh and glowing and so at the beginning of my makeup routine I’ve been loving using the Tanya Burr Face Illuminator just to add a bit of glow to my skin. It’s moisturising and you can mix it with foundation or apply before foundation.

Foundation – I recently treated myself to a new foundation, one which I’ve had my eye on for a while now. It’s the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation and so far I’ve been loving it. Not only is the packaging gorgeous but the product itself is honestly one of the best foundation’s I’ve tried. A full review on this will be coming soon, but basically it’s great!

Concealer – My good old Collection Lasting Perfection concealer is still sitting firmly in my makeup bag because it’s just so good. It’s affordable and just does everything you want a concealer to do. I really like using this alongside the YSL foundation too.

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Eyebrows/ Eye shadow – I’ve actually been enjoying using the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette for both my brows and my eye shadow. I started going back to using the shade ‘faint’ for my brows back in February and I just love how it looks. So seen as I was already carrying this palette around for my brows I decided to start using it as my everyday eye shadow palette too.  These days I’m finding myself reaching for the more natural, easy to wear eye shadows and this palette has every natural eye shadow you need. I can create some really pretty, easy and natural looks with this palette and it’s great because it’s two steps in one palette.

Mascara – As I have been keeping things fairly natural I’ve been skipping the eyeliner and heading straight for mascara. The YSL mascara came in a perfume set I got in the sales and I absolutely love it. I’m definitely going to buy the full size, but for now the travel size is great to keep in my makeup bag.

Cheeks – I love a good trio cheek palette which contains a bronzer, blusher and highlighter. It’s so much easier than carrying three separate ones around with me and I love it when I genuinely love all three products inside. I’ve wanted to try the Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette seen it came out and so after a recent shopping trip I found myself buying it. Not only is it SO cute and smells like peach but the selection of shades in here are beautiful. It really reminds me of Spring and creates a lovely glow to the skin.

Lipstick – Finally for lipstick I decided to go for a great everyday lipstick that would match any occasion and one which I’ve been loving recently is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in the shade ‘Rose Tweed’. It’s a beautiful pink/brown/ nude shade that is super moisturising and goes well with any look.

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So that’s everything I’ll be keeping in my makeup bag throughout the month of March. Also, if your curious about the makeup bag I’ve been keeping my everyday makeup in, it’s a beautiful rose gold/ copper bag from Primark. I love it because it’s super pretty but also despite being quite small, you can still store quite a lot inside, plus it was only £3!

Thanks for reading

Kayley x

 

February Favourites!

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You could say that February is the month of love due to Valentines day, and this post will also be sharing the love because it’s monthly favourites time again so it’s time to share all of the beauty products which I have been loving throughout the past month. Can you believe we are nearly in March already? MARCH?! But before we do, let’s reflect on the month of February.

Pantene Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner – When it comes to shampoo and conditioner I am constantly changing things up.  I saw these and thought, why not give them a try and I really like them. The main thing I like about these are the scent. I’m not 100% sure what scent it is but to me it smells like strawberries or apples, or maybe both?! Either way it’s the perfect mixture of a sweet, fruity and fresh scent which lingers in your hair slightly after washing which I like and generally, they have just made my hair feel super soft, clean and fresh!

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Lush Sleepy Body Lotion – When it comes to pampering, Lush is your best friend as it offers so many amazing scents and products which really help you to relax and feel great. I love the body conditioners and wanted to try a normal body lotion. This one is in the scent ‘sleepy’ which is a lavender scent and honestly I never thought this product would be for me. Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of lavender scents but something about this is just so lovely that I’ve found myself reaching for it often throughout the month!

No7 Blusher in ‘Honey’ – I love blushers and I have quite the selection of different ones from different brands in my collection. However, I did not own a No7 blusher and didn’t own a blusher in this shade so I just had to pick it up to try and oh my goodness I absolutely love it. I tend to wear more pink/ plum blushers but this one is so natural, perfect for every day wear when you want a little something on your cheeks but nothing pink or bright.

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Tanya Burr Face Illuminator – It should come as no surprise that I’m featuring another Tanya Burr product in my favourites because I’ve tried and loved many products from her range and this is no exception. As I have normal/ dry skin I love products which help make my skin glow and this mixed with my foundation, or applied before foundation is a great way to add a little more glow to my skin without it looking too much.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – I’ve had this palette for a while and recently I’ve fallen back in love with it. I love how simple yet effective this palette is. I use the shade ‘faint’, a dark matte brown shade to fill in my brows when I want them to look a little bolder and I love doing this. The easy to work with, natural shades are perfect for a natural, minimal look and the palette itself is nice and small and so easy to travel with.

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash – I’ve written a whole blog post reviewing this so if you want to read the whole review you can find it here. But basically, this is a gel wash version of the micellar water which is one of my favourite ever products. I love this because it leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and clean and it’s super affordable!

So those were my February favourites. What were yours?

Thanks for reading

Kayley x

Valentine’s Day Makeup Look!

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As Valentines Day is right around the corner I thought I’d put together a cute makeup look so however you are spending the day, you are prepared with a glowing, pink makeup look perfect for the occasion.

In order to get glowing, healthy looking skin I decided to start my makeup off by applying some of the Tanya Burr face illuminator to my skin. This is great because it is currently super cold at the moment and so my skin has been feeling and looking a little dull. This is nice because it isn’t too glittery but helps create that healthy glow to the skin.

For foundation you may want to ditch your everyday foundation for something a little more special on Valentines day and so I decided to go for the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. What I like about this foundation is that it is good coverage, lasts well all day but doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin. When it comes to concealer I’m sticking to my all time favourite which is the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer as it is great underneath the eyes and on any blemishes.

For my eyebrows I wanted to keep things fairly light and natural and so I used the Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil which is a great one for everyday, natural brows. The eyeshadow palette that I’m currently loving is the Urban Decay Naked Palette as it has a range of beautiful matte and shimmery shades inside. For this look I used the light, shimmery pink shade all over the eyes and then used the dark pink shade, followed by a matte brown in the crease. Therefore I was able to create a natural, day time appropriate look using some pink shades which are perfect for valentines day. I decided to keep the eyes looking soft and so skipped eyeliner and headed straight to mascara and I’ve been loving the YSL Mascara Volume at the moment. It helps define, lengthen and give volume to my lashes which is exactly what I wanted for this look.

In terms of my cheeks I wanted my skin to look fresh, glowing and pink. So I first used the Urban Decay Naked Flushed cheek palette in ‘Native’ for  bronzer as it is one of my favourites. Followed by the I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Blusher which contains two shimmery blusher shades and one highlighter. I love to swirl my brush in this and sweep onto the apples of my cheeks. This provides some serious glow and flush to my cheeks which is perfect for this look.

Finally there were many pink lipstick options that I could have gone for but I decided to go for the Clinique lipstick in ‘Nude pop’. This is a gorgeous pink shade which really compliments the rest of my makeup. Plus I have it in the mini version so it’s easy to throw inside my handbag and top up throughout the day.

Hope you all have a fab Valentines Day!

Thanks for reading

Kayley x

 

First Impression: Garnier Micellar Gel Wash!

 

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The Garnier Micellar Water is one of my favourite skincare products. I must have bought hundreds of bottles of it because it is honestly the best micellar water I’ve tried. It’s great because it removes makeup in a quick, easy but effective way. So when I was shopping the other day and saw that there was a Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash, I just had to buy it and see what I thought. So here are my thoughts…

First of all, this is essentially the same product but instead of a micellar water it is a gel wash. So in the evening, I wet my face and apply some of this and massage it into my skin and then wash it off. It removes all of my makeup and what I like about this is that it makes my face feel soft, clean and smooth. This is great to use on days when I’ve had a long day and want my skin to feel fresher and cleaner than on days when I just use the micellar water. So sometimes I prefer to use this instead of the micellar water and sometimes I like to use both. This has grape extract in it and so it smells nice, but the scent is not overpowering.

I like the packaging of this because it’s simple and similar to the Micellar water but this also has a pump which makes it easy to use. Like the Micellar water, this product is super affordable. I actually like using the combination of the micellar water and then this gel wash. This is a great second step in my skincare routine in the evenings and sometimes I enjoy using this in the morning’s as it is refreshing and helps wake me up in the morning.

Overall, I really like this and I am glad that I have it in my collection as alongside the Micellar water, this gel wash creates a simple, easy and effective skincare routine.

Thanks for reading

Kayley x

January Favourites!

 

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January has been such a busy month for me and so it seems to have flown by. However, I have so many lovely beauty favourites which I have been absolutely in love with throughout the month of January, so let’s get started…

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel and Body Conditioner – For Christmas I was so grateful to receive the Snow Fairy gift set because it is honestly one of, if not my favourite scent from Lush. It’s a super sweet scent and as it’s limited edition I always look forward to be able to have it back in my collection. I’ve tried and loved the shower gel before but I’ve never tried a body conditioner and I honestly love it so much. It’s basically a body butter but you apply it whilst in the shower. It’s such a genius idea and again I love the scent, so the combination of the two has been my favourite this month.

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Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Hand Cream – Soap and Glory is one of my favourite brands and I have always liked their hand cream. However I recently tried the sugar crush scent and I love it. The sugar crush scent is great because it is so fresh and overall it is a great product which I’ve used a lot throughout January.

YSL Black Opium Perfume – I picked this up in the Christmas sale and it’s the only perfume that I’ve been using since. Not only is the packaging cute but the scent is amazing, it is the perfect Winter scent. It’s musky and sweet and is great for any occasion.

YSL Waterproof Eye Liner – Speaking of YSL products, when I bought the perfume it came in a gift set which contained a mini eyeliner and a mini mascara. Whilst I was excited for the perfume I was also looking forward to trying out some of YSL’s makeup as I hadn’t tried any before. I’ve always preferred liquid eyeliners however after trying this, it is my new favourite. It is so pigmented, creamy and easy to apply. I love this!

YSL Mascara – Not only did I love the perfume and the eyeliner but I also fell in love with the mascara too. I love trying out new mascaras and I really like this one. It helps give my lashes volume, length and definition which are all of the things which I love in a mascara.

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Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rose – As the weather has been very cold recently, my lips have been so dry and so I have been loving this lip balm. It’s small and easy to travel with and it keeps my lips hydrated and moisturised for a long time. As it’s the raspberry rose lip butter, it also smells amazing and lipstick applies well on top.

ItsJudyTime and Pixi ‘ItsEyeTime’ and ‘ItsLipTime’ Palettes – The last post I wrote was a review and first impression on these palettes and I’m still as in love with these as I was when I first got them. The pigmentation and colour selection of both of these palettes are great. I love watching Judy’s YouTube videos and I’m so glad I have these palettes in my collection, they are all I’ve been using since I got them.

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So those are my favourite beauty products which I have been loving throughout the month of January. All of these products are genuinely amazing and I am so glad to have these in my collection.

Thanks for reading

Kayley x

 

 

First Impression: Pixi and ItsJudyTime Palettes!

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Well this is a very exciting post for me to write! Not only do I love buying and trying out new beauty products but when it’s beauty products released by one of my favourite YouTubers, you can imagine my excitement. So of course I had to post a first impressions, with so many photo’s and share my immediate thoughts on these two palettes which ItsJudyTime released in collaboration with the brand Pixi. 

Judy has a beauty channel over on YouTube (called ItsJudyTime) where she shares all her beauty tips and does lots of first impression videos on makeup herself, but she also has a vlogging channel with her family where she takes you with her throughout the day. I love beauty and vlog videos and Judy’s are definitely my favourite. I’ve watched her channels for YEARS… seriously since she first started and I continuously watch and love her videos. So when she revealed that she was bringing out two beauty palette’s with Pixi, I immediately got onto my computer and just had to order them. She has released an eye shadow palette and a lip palette, with twelve shades in each and as they finally arrived today, here are my first thoughts!

The packaging of these products are seriously cute! I love the colour scheme of the green and purple. The palette’s are the perfect size, you get a lot of product and yet you can fit them into a makeup bag which makes travelling with them easy.  I like that the front of the palette is clear so you can see all of the pretty shades inside and on the back of the palette are the most adorable names for each product and if you watch Judy’s vlogs, you will recognise them all which I thought was a lovely touch!

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So starting off with the eye shadow palette called ItsEyeTime. As soon as I saw this I knew that I needed it. Judy has released a eye shadow palette before but it was slightly more difficult for me to get hold of and sadly I didn’t end up getting it, but honestly I am so in love with this palette. The shades are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. There is a mixture of shimmer and matte shades that are perfect for either day time or evening, so whatever the occasion this palette works for you. There are some beautiful golden, bronze, burgundy and brown shades inside this palette and I can see myself wearing every shade in here. As the palettes only arrived today I’ve only had chance to try one look out so far but I’ve found that they are so pigmented and creamy.

Then there is the lip palette called ItsLipTime. Now I was not planning on buying this palette as well as I don’t really use lip palettes but when Judy filmed the reveal of her palettes on her channel, the shades and names of this palette just drew me in and I really wanted to support Judy. But I’m actually really pleased that I ended up getting this palette too because the shades really are beautiful. There is a combination of neutral, pink, brown and red/ plum shades so again it’s great for any occasion. The lip palette actually smells fruity, like strawberry and they are moisturising on the lips which is another feature that I really like.

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In terms of pricing these palettes were £22 each and honestly I think that that is a fair price for a palette. I’ve only ever used one skincare product from Pixi before so it is also nice for me to be able to try some beauty bits from them as a brand as well. Overall I really love both palettes and am so happy with both. If I had to pick a favourite from the two, it would definitely be the eye shadow palette but I can see myself getting a lot of use out of both of these. I also don’t own anything like either of the palettes in my collection so I am so glad that I could support Judy but also get two lovely palettes! I cannot wait to continue using them!

Thanks for reading

Kayley x