Friday, 23 October 2015

Make-up Uniform (Video)




I know it's been a couple weeks since my last video - but here it is in all it's glory! I've been loving my recent beauty rhythm so decided to go and film it! If there are any videos you'd like to see from me, chuck us a comment and let me know!!



Wednesday, 21 October 2015

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Review



Before my trip to the states I did some beauty blog scouring to see what products were making waves the other side of the Atlantic and something which was cropping up time and time again was a recent base release from It Cosmetics. So by just glancing at the tube, this product claims to be full coverage, anti-ageing, hydrating and skin-like all the while being paraben free and with an SPF 50. All the mumbo jumbo aside, I was in need for a fuss free day base which I could just slap on with tinted moisturiser-esque tendencies and so I thought I'd give this one a whirl and this is what I thought.
So right off the bat the shade range isn't the most extensive, but I match pretty well with fair. The product itself comes in a tube but also has a pump so wins points for both portability and ease of use. I typically use 2 pumps for my whole face and I prefer to apply this with a brush, which is strange for me and this type of base. Upon first use I went in with my fingers to apply it but I found that I was just moving the product around my face and it just kind of sat on my skin, but after applying it with a brush (my weapon of choice is the Real Techniques sculpting brush) I found not only did it mesh with my skin better leaving a very skin-like finish but it also lasted longer and didn't get all blotchy throughout the day. I would say it lasts throughout a day at work, and if you're off out in the evening all you'd need to do is top up with a bit of concealer and powder and you're good to go. The coverage is pretty good with this, I find myself only having to go over my under eyes with concealer and then maybe the odd bit of extra angry discolouration. I'm not trying to pigeonhole this product, but there's one thing this puppy is lacking that other bases similar to this do offer, and that is product itself. So in each tube you get 32ml, whereas typically you'd get a 50ml helping for a TM and 30ml for a foundation, and because of the texture of this cream I pop a bigger dollop on the back of my hand than I would with a foundation and after a short two months I reckon I'm about half-way through the tube. I do think that fact speaks volumes for the base itself, because truly I am reaching for it on a daily basis but with a more high-end price tag I'd like to see this enter 2016 with me, which at this rate I don't think it will. I'm probably just being bitter because I like this base a lot and I know it will leave my stash far too soon, but I do think it is worth noting before you spend your pretty pennies on it.
In short - it's great, I love it and I wish I could nip up the shops and make a repurchase, but because that isn't an option for me I'm wincing at each application. If you slot into any of the 5 shades then I'd say give this a whirl, I have a good skin day when I wear this and that's all you can really ask from a base product, right?

What's your favourite BB Cream?
Have a favourite product from IT Cosmetics?

Let me know in the comments!



Saturday, 17 October 2015

Autumn at the Arboretum







So I've been pretty absent recently, I've had a lot of personal things going on so haven't felt like turning to the internet, but don't worry it's all systems go as of next week - but in the mean time I thought I'd share a couple snaps I took whilst visiting Westonbirt Arboretum the other day. I did whip my vlogging camera out a little bit but I mainly focused on using my big boy to take some nice photos whilst taking a stroll and having a catch up with two of my friends. It's particularly beautiful this time of year with all the acer trees turning red, and in fact we had a picnic underneath one. There are definitely worse ways to spend a crisp Friday morning and those few hours out and about are just what the doctor ordered.

How is Autumn shaping up for you?
What's your favourite season?

Let me know down below!




Monday, 5 October 2015

September Favourites (Video)


LOOK I BOUGHT A DOMAIN NAME - we'll get onto that soon BUT in the mean time here is my monthly faves! I'll be back on the blog posts soon don't you fret! Let me know what your favourites are down below! Subscribe to my channel to stay updated!


Sunday, 4 October 2015

My USA Trip + Vlog












So if you've been slack on my social media, you might not know that recently I've been away - BUT DON'T FRET - I vlogged the whole dang thing! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with my goings on and Subscribe to my YouTube channel to see my videos as soon as I upload them!