USA (Vegas and LA) Haul

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

I never got round to doing my American haul!

Mostly because my Vegas blogs went on for so long (sorry but we did so much that I wanted to do it justice)

Anyway... here is what I bought in Vegas!

I seriously wish they had Sephora and Bath & Body Works in the UK

There used to be UK Sephoras but they closed down in 2005....rumour has it that they're coming back next year! If this is true then I'm SUPER excited!

These are the items I got from Sephora

I really tried to hold back so I only bought two things (and got two free gifts) the exchange rate meant that nothing was cheaper than in the UK so I only bought things that I can't get at home.

The first is this Becca Glow On The Go
It was $20 and contains Becca Opal in liquid and in powder form. 
You can get this on Cult but its £20 so I guess it was a little cheaper in the US

The glow from this products is insane.

Here is a photo from when I used them both. I also put the powder Opal in top of a lipgloss to make my lips glow

Its safe to say that I am very happy with this purchase!

I'm also wearing this Kat Von D Lock It Concealer in the photo above
Kat Von D is notorious for having amazingly full coverage makeup products. Two of my friends swear by her foundation but I haven't tried it yet...I'm scared of the cake face!

This concealer does not give me cake face just covers amazingly!

The free gifts I got were some Clinique Eyemakeup Remover Wipes...which were pretty good, they certainly got all my mascara off

And a sample of the Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask. I found this a bit harsh on my skin, but if you want a proper deep scrub then this is the one for you

From Victoria Secret I got this super cute sports bra
I'll be honest it has very little support so I wouldn't go for a run in it....but Victoria Secret don't do my bra size in normal bras and I wanted something! So I got this :)

From Bath and Body Works I bought five hand sanitizers!
I gave a couple away as gifts and kept three just for me! I LOVE bath and body works hand sanitizers.

I also bought some candles as gifts and two of the Mahogany Teekwood mini candles for me (its my favourite smell)

I tried to be very restrained indeed!!

Review: Revolution Oval Face Brush

Friday, 21 October 2016

Over the past year or so I've seen a lot of Youtubers use the Artis Oval Brushes

Thing is the Artis Oval 8 brush will set you back £52...

This Makeup Revolution Oval Face Brush will set you back only £9.99!

It's meant to be a dupe for the Artis brush so I thought I would try it out.

As you can see these Oval brushes which are all the rage at the moment are like no other makeup brushes I've ever seen!

They look like an old school hairbrush

The hairs on this brush are so soft and dense though that I can imagine it is very good for creating a flawless base with foundation

So here is my first impression...

As you can see my skin is far from perfect at the moment. I rarely get spots but I have a couple recently that just won't heal...probably because I can't not touch them!

So I was excited to see whether this brush could help cover up the imperfections and create the perfect base it promises!

I was REALLY happy with the result

Obviously the fact that I have a medium-full coverage foundation helps...but this brush swept my foundation on so fast and made my base look really flawless.

It didn't leave streaks and I was just so impressed with how fast I could buff in the foundation.

The shape of the brush makes it so easy to use

I've used it every day since and usually I'm a beautyblender girl!

I'm obsessed! I've even used it, on occasion, to blend out the concealer under my eyes if I can't be bothered to wet my beautyblender as well or if I'm travelling I just pack the one brush.

Makeup Revolution sell different size oval brushes and I think I might need to pick up one of the smaller ones to be specifically for my concealer under my eyes

...and maybe one for cream contouring

Oooo the possibilities! I love when I find a new product I like

PS: In case you wondered the foundation I used above is the L'Oreal Infallible 24H Matte - its one of my favourites and I use the colour Sand

Black Honey - Goose Island Gig

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A couple of weeks ago I went to a gig in Shoreditch.... 

And I know what you're thinking - I'm not really an East London Gig kind of girl.

But I made an exception because one of my best friends and her band were performing!

They're called Black Honey and you can listen to their music here

For the gig I obviously wanted to look the part (I love a theme) so I wore my Black Honey Tshirt...but to make it a bit more "edgy" I customised it!

I watched Nicole Guerriro's video on how to distress tshirts (which you can watch here)

And went for a glam warm toned smokey eye using my Too Face Peach Palette

With my Kylie Lip Kit dupes on my lips!

I used Beeper and Clueless from Colour Pop mixed together. These are dupes for Dolce K and Candy K from Kylie Jenner Cosmetics

Once I'd got glam I went to meet the girls at Goose Island in Shoreditch

I've known these girls for over 21 years!

And I feel like none of us have really changed!

Izzy is as edgy as she's always been and is the frontwoman of Black Honey. We always knew she'd be a rock star!

And Neesh is one of the cleverest people I know and the most dedicated to exercise! (ok maybe some things have changed, because I remember us trying to skip games a few times!)

Here is her fitness blog in case you are interested

I wonder whether they think I've changed...hmmm

I would describe Black Honey's music as indie rock with a hint of Lana Del Rey

My favourite songs are All My Pride and Hello Today

Hello Today is their new song so make sure to check it out!

You can also watch the music video here

This venue was so cool because the stage was undercover and the rest is all open air so we all had a great time singing along!

Maybe I'll go East more often!

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