Youtube Beauty Bloggers + Hard Candy 3 Strikes Review

Sunday, 22 June 2014

When I was in America I might have gone a bit craycray for all the makeup - I just got so excited about the brands which you can't get here in England. I watch loads of beauty bloggers on youtube and they always seem to have products I'm jealous of. My favourite beauty girls are:

Lauren Curtis
Karissa Pukas

I think my favourite is Stephanie (smlx0) I think because we have the same hair colour (which she describes as espresso" I like that!) and similar skin tones although she is deffo more tanned, her makeup tutorials suit me.

I met with two guys yesterday who want to market me onto youtube rather than just have me type my blogs so who knows maybe you will see me on youtube soon! If I am anywhere near as good as those four I will be seriously happy!

Anyway! The American makeup! Below are some of the things I purchased. I'm going to review the Hard Candy 3 strikes contouring face trio in 838 because I'm literally in love with it!

It is a trio of bronzer blush and highlighter. The perfect cheek/contouring kit. You know how I feel about contouring I freaking love it so this was definitely a product I wanted to try. I actually saw it on one of smlx0s videos. 

I got it from WallMart for $9. It doesn't have a mirror in the lid but I'm not that bothered, I think that would make it look a bit more high end but who really cares that much about the packaging though!

The bronzer is a matt colour with no shimmer so it's perfect for contouring if you have a shimmery bronzer don't contour with it or you will look a bit funny...
The blush is quite bright, I tap my brush off before putting it on my cheeks so that you just get a bit of the colour. The highlighter is shimmery and light and if you apply it on your cheekbones, down the centre of your nose and on your Cupid's bow you instantly look dewy and glowing. 
Here is a swatch of the colours they are the first three on the left.

I went out on Friday night to Bodos Schloss with my friend Daisy and I used the trio when doing my makeup. I am a real fan of skin that has a glow rather than a matt finish. Here are the results. 

Body from BooHoo, shorts from topshop, heels from M&S

I achieved the look I wanted so I'm pleased. I used the bronzer and highlighter from the trio but for the blush I used The Balm Hot MaMa. I cannot recommend this blush enough it's a peachy colour with a bit of shimmer and makes you look sun kissed. I am in love with it! I actually ordered it from amazon before I knew I was going to America. I didn't see the Balm in America either so I don't know where you would get it. The packaging looks a lot like Benefit's style of packaging.

I paid £15. I don't know what it would have been in America.

For my whole face I used 

Maybelline age rewind concealer in fair
Smashbox photo finish primer 
Smashbox CC cream in medium
Bobbi brown corrector in light bisque
Bobbi brown concealer in sand
Bare minerals in medium
The balm hot mama blush
Hard candy 3 strikes
The naked pallet by urban decay
Scandaleyes liner by rimmel
Nude liner NYC unforgettable
Kimberley girls aloud lashes by eyelure
Lash accelerator
Dipbrow from anastasia Beverley hills in dark brown (this stuff is insanely goodddd! I got it this week) literally I licked my finger (nice) and wiped my brow - it didn't move! I used to used the mac eyebrow pencil in spiked and it would have rubbed off easily.
Fergie wet and wild finishing powder
Finishing spray by urban decay

That is a lot of products but I was going clubbing it wasn't an everyday natural look. Amazing how much stuff goes onto a girls face isn't it! 

Bodos is an Austrian themed bar/club/restaurant it's really fun. You can get cocktails in ski boots and shots bought out on a ski! The music is really good too it's a mix of new stuff and old stuff that I love to sing along to! We obviously got a bit merry - here's a picture of me and my new boyfriend he cracks me up!


  1. Love :) Thanks for the mention!! xx

    1. Thanks so much for inspiring me! I literally have watched all your videos! xx


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