I just wanted to write a quick post to tell you that I have started a new blog specifically for book posts. My new blog is called Kirsty’s Bookshelf and I would love it if you would check it out. Don’t worry I will still be posting on this blog as well but this one will be for beauty, fashion and lifestyle if you are interested in books then I suggest you follow my new blog.
Sunday, 28 June 2015
I haven’t seen too many reviews of the Poundland makeup but from the few items I have tried I really like the range that they have. I have previously shared my feelings about the Blush in Candyfloss which I really like as it is a great everyday shade. Today I am going to be sharing my thoughts on the eyeshadow in Mocha. I picked up a few other shades which I will also be reviewing, I thought I would start with my favourite shade first.
Firstly let’s start with the packaging. The packaging is the same as the blushes only smaller, I like that the brand has decided to use the same packaging for all of their powder products as it makes it easier to store and makes it look better as well. I really like the square packaging although it isn’t very glamorous it does feel very sturdy and secure. Also for the eyeshadows the packaging is quite compact.
The shade Mocha is a light shimmery brown shade which is my personal favourite shade to wear. I like to wear this all over my lid for a very quick eyeshadow look. The eyeshadow is very pigmented. It has a very soft and blendable texture. I would advise wearing a primer with this colour as it can fade throughout the day but that isn't too much of a problem and I've only experienced fading with the lighter shades. Poundland has a wide range of colours to choose from so there should be something for everyone. I really like this shadow and it has made its way into my everyday makeup storage.
I think these eyeshadows are a great affordable option. Everything in the range is £1 and I have been impressed with the items I have tried although I haven’t tried every product type yet so I can’t speak for the whole range.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Today I am going to be sharing with you an NOTD. I picked up this Maybelline polish in Poundland they had a lot of different colours in store and they even had some of the limited edition shades from the Brocades collection that everyone loved a few years ago. I picked up the shade Superpower Blue which is a gorgeous bright blue.
The application was really easy, it had a nice wide brush which meant that I could get a really smooth and even application. I only needed two coats for the colour to be fully opaque. I really loved this colour on my nails and I thought it looked really pretty. It is a really nice bright blue which I think looks really nice this time of year. I really like the Maybelline Colour Show polishes as they are really long lasting on the nails. The only downside to this one which is a downside to a lot of blue polishes is that it can stain your nails even if you use a base coat.
The Maybelline Polishes are really great value for money as they only cost £2.99 and they have a really good range of colours.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Today I am sharing another polish that I got from ELF this shade is Mango Madness. I have never really worn orange nail polishes but when I saw someone wearing an orange polish I wanted to give the colour a go. I think Mango Madness is one of my only orange that I own.
It is quite a bright colour, and it is a dark orange so in some lights it can look a bit red. As I have mentioned before I really like the ELF polishes, I think the formula is really good. All the shades I have tried only require 2 coats, they apply really evenly and they last a really good time as well.
I really loved this shade and I think it is perfect for summer and I think it looks great on the toes as well. I will be wearing this shade a lot over the next few months when they weather is nicer.
Friday, 12 June 2015
Today I am going to be reviewing the Botanics Micellar Water from the All Bright Range. I am a huge fan of micellar waters and I use them to remove my eye makeup. My favourite one is the Garnier one but I enjoy trying out new ones.
Firstly I want to start by talking about the packaging, it comes in a bottle with a screw top lid. When you take off the lid the hole that the product comes out of is quite large so I find I can often waste the product as too much comes out when I pour it.
This micellar water is from the Botanics All Bright range which is supposed to help brighten your skin. I have not noticed any changes from using this in my skin, if you want a product that does help to brighten your skin I would recommend the Botanics All Bright Toner as I feel that does help to make your skin appear brighter.
This is ok at removing makeup I notice I need to use more of this to remove my makeup compared to the Garnier one. I feel that the Garnier one is gentler on my skin so I prefer to use the Garnier one to remove my eye makeup. I like to use this one on mornings when I don’t have the time or can’t be bothered to wash my face. I use this as it helps freshen up my skin and it is a quick way to remove any dirt that has been left on my skin.
This is a lot cheaper than the Garnier one as it is only £2.99 and it is often on offer in Boots. However, you only get 250ml whereas in the Garnier one there is 400ml. Overall I do prefer the Garnier one and I would repurchase that over this but this one is still good, but there are better ones available.
On a side note, you can now get a mini version of the Garnier one in Superdrug and it is so cute and would be perfect for travelling.