Sunday, 21 September 2014

Top 5 Beauty Tools!

This week I would share with you my top 5 favourite beauty tools. This are things that help do my make up or hair, that aren't actually products.

1. Tangle Teezer
 I love my tangle teezer. As I have quite long thin hair it is really hard to get knots out of my hair with out breaking my hair. But with a tangle teezer my hair can be brushed easily and always looks smooth, and if you have problems with not being able to get brushes through your hair try a tangle teezer, which you can see here.

2. Curling Wand
Curling wands are great as you can uses them to create tight curls or loose curls. They are also great for controlling fly-aways when you hair is straight, as you can just run the wand over the fly-aways. The wand I have is this one.

3. Cotton Wool Pads
These are such a simple thing but are so useful for lots of different things. I use them for putting eye make up remover or micellear water for removing my make up. They are great for when you make and eyeliner error or you want to tone down how much bronzer you have applied. They are also great to clean brushes with! They have so many uses and can be brought so cheaply!

4. Eye Lash Curlers 
Eye lash curlers are really important to me. When you don't want to apply make up just curling your eyelashes can make such a difference. But for me curling my eyelashes is really important as i where glasses and if i don't curl my lashes they rub against my glasses, which as you can probably understand is really annoying. When buying eye lash curlers in my opinion the cheap ones work just as well as more expensive ones, and an extra tip heat the curls up with a hair dryer before using them. But just a warning they get hot quickly!

5. Real Techniques Buffing Brush
This brush comes with the core collection of the Real Technique brushes. This brush is great for applying foundation and buffing it into the skin. By doing this you can easily build up coverage and it also prevent your foundation from looking cakey. I love this brush and you can get it here.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what my favourite beauty tools, and share yours down in the comments.

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation Review

So recently I have been stocking up on make up ready for my big move to uni. Something I picked up was the new Rimmel foundation, which you can find here.

I was really interested in this foundation as it claims to last 25 hrs. To me this is a big deal as most foundation will have gone by the end of the day, even with powdering. This foundation is the medium coverage, which I went for over the full coverage, as like all Rimmel foundation they come in the same range of shades and I am 100 Ivory.

Yesterday was my mums birthday  and I had a busy day. so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to put this foundation to the test.
Here is what the foundation looks when first applied. I applied it with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush which I used to buff the foundation into the skin. I then proceeded to continue with my normal routine including setting the foundation using Rimmel Stay Matte powder. My first impression of this foundation was that is felt light yet gave a good coverage. I would say that is was a step up in coverage from Rimmels Match perfection foundatio., but not too heavy at all.

The morning was spent in town doing some shopping and then we went for lunch, which was lovely I had a club sandwich with chips! Yummy!
After these three hours my foundation hadn't budged. It still look pretty flawless, even with out re-powdering.

Then we went in to a town close by to watch my cousins dance for the heritage weekend. This was a good test for the foundation as I was standing outside for a good hour or so in hot sunshine, (which normally ends in foundation melting off my face).
When I got home I was still really impressed with the foundation, non of it had melted off! I needed to touch up on the concealer but overall the foundation was still pretty flawless.

In the evening we went out for a meal with the family. For this I did not touch my foundation. I did however remove and reapply eye make up and did re-powder the foundation (but if I was being honest it didst really need it).

We had a great meal out, and I the best amaretti ice cream ever!  This is how my foundation was holding up after the meal.
So with over 12hrs of wear, I can say that it was still pretty flawless.

I can officially say I love this foundation. It is light non-greasy, and lasts really well. It is great for those day when you have a lot to do, or want you make up to last for a really long time. Plus it is drug store so it wont break the bank!

The website I used to create polariod effect:

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Sunday, 7 September 2014

25 Things to Do This Summer Update #2

I think it is time for the second update of my 25 things I wanted to do this summer, so its time for the final 12 things.

If you didn't see the original post you can see it here and the first update here.

13. Buy and wear something out of my comfort zone.
I have three items that fit in this category. The first one is a crop top I got in the sale in New Look. The reason this is out of my comfort zone is because it is cropped, which is something I though I would never go for. The next is this top from Topshop Petite this is also slightly cropped but it is also not the shape I would usually go for. Then finally this white top from Holister which is quite strappy and floaty which I wouldn't usually choose. But I really like all of these.
14. Re-decorate my room
Humm, I haven't quite got round to this. I would love to be able to get it done before I go to uni but i am highly doubting that I will.

15. Have a huge clear out!
I have had a humongous clear out! I have gone though all of my 6th form work, and also through my clothes and everything. This has been helped by me having to pack for university.

16. Try some new foods.
Going on the cruise really helped with this. Foods that I have really enjoyed are asparagus and polenta!

17. Visit somewhere in the UK I have never been before.
Hum I didn't really go to a town or somewhere that I have never been. But I did go to the Ritz which is somewhere I had never been.
18. Keep my room as mess free as possible.
I would like to say that I did, but my mum reads this and I'm sure she would not be afraid to comment say that that I didn't. I have tried in more recent weeks to be tidy. But when I go to uni I'm going to have to learn as my room space will be very limited.

19. Do something a bit scary!
I have climbed over the O2 which I suppose classes as scary, but to me it wasn't that scary. The things this summer that were more scary were things that I was a little anxious about. But my most scary thing is still to come, and that is moving out to a place where I will know no one!

20. Go out with my friends at least once.
I did this. On results night S Club 7 (well 3, Jo, Tina and Paul) played at the club so we all went there. This was like all my childhood dreams coming true and I hold my hands up I cried when they sang 'I've never had a dream come true'.  But it isn't a night I will easily forget.

21. Host a garden party with afternoon tea.

I haven't manged to achieve this. Which I am sad about.

22. Go on  a bike ride.
I did this when I was in London, on our Boris Bike around Hyde park. It was a lovely day and I had such a good time.

23. Sew all my badges onto my camp blanket.
I have almost, done this. As you can see my camp blanket is getting pretty full. I am thinking about doing a blog post on my blanket, if that is something you would wont to see let me know in the comments.
24. Eat pizza and pasta in Italy.
I did this. Pizza in Pisa and Pasta in Rome. They were delicious.

25. This one may sound cheesy but, I just really want to enjoy this summer!
I did really enjoy this summer! :)

Thank you for coming on this summers journey with me. It has been one of the best summers I have had and as you can see I have managed to achieve most of the things I set out to do.

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