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My 3 Contour Palettes (Comparision).

I have always been a fan of contouring my face ever since I had discovered it and now seriously, it’s the one thing I cannot live without. Contouring is a great procedure that does wonders to your face, as it makes it slimmer and sharper, I mean who doesn’t contour?? I wanted to share my three contour palettes that I use (two of them are from a drugstore and cheap!).

The first contour palette I want to share is the ‘Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit’.

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I mean everyone must have heard about this palette and when I first got it, I was soooo in love! I didn’t want to use it at first just so I didn’t mess it up but once I started using it I didn’t want to stop. I remember first buying this and thinking £40 on a contour item is a lot but then always thought it was so worth it! However, I did re-think about the price and because its an item I use every day, I decided to go out to a drugstore and check out what contour palettes are there that can be used as an alternative.

So shopping along the makeup aisle I realised the brand ‘Sleek’ did a new contour that was on the shelves and very highly promoted, I picked it up and thought I’d give it a go, so yes I bought it.

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The ‘Sleek’ contour became my everyday use, as it was only £10! But unfortunately, didn’t last so long (whereas Anastasia did), which meant I had to go out there and stack up on some more.

On another shopping day, I had realised the drugstore I normally went to (Superdrug) now had, ELF make-up in store and due to hearing about ELF a lot I went to go and check it out. I found ELF had a contour palette too and as I was running out, I thought let’s just try this and guess what, IT WAS ONLY £7.50! At first, I thought this isn’t going to be so good because it’s cheaper than the others but however, results had proven me wrong! ELF was so creamy, as it was easier to apply to the face and blend in properly (others weren’t so like that). It also lasted me for so long, that I didn’t have to make a sooner trip to go and get some more. The pigmentation and effect ELF has given is amazing!!!

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I seriously loved it so much that I had recommended it to all my friends and family. Such a great contour palette!

***QUICK TIP: I usually buy a shade darker to my usual (I am a medium shade, so I buy dark) just so I have more of the product to use as contour, as then I can use the bottom two shades freely as this saves money and saves you running out of product quickly.

Anyone else have any recommendations of drugstore contour palettes? Comment below and let me know, I would be happy to check them out!

 

 

 

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Lip Kit Battle (Huda vs. Kylie)

Lip Kits are so popular right now in Make-up ever since Kylie Jenner introduced the Matte Lip Kits. Now almost every brand is competing but I’d like to compare Kylie Jenner’s lip kit to Huda Beauty’s. I have had all sorts of reviews for the Huda Beauty Matte’s and as they were such a craze that I had to try them!

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So I bought three colours: Bombshell, Vixen and Trendsetter. I only went to try these colours out as they were my kind of colours. But can I just say I LOVE the packaging of these! The prices of these are way better than the Kylie Jenner lip kits, as they are only £18 (cult beauty). However, I did find them to be a little sticky and the colours didn’t really appeal to me once applied.

Whereas, the first time I bought Kylie Jenner’s lip kits, I instantly fell in love! I, therefore, went on to buy two more lip mattes and the Birthday Edition and The KOKO collection.

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The top three colours are: Kourt K, Posie K, Koko K.

I honestly can say I happily used all these colours and was happy with each one (even if it didn’t suit me), although Huda did a better job on the pricing, as making it more affordable and there is no shipping fee for the UK, I still prefer the Kylie Cosmetics, sorry Huda! But I guess everyone has their own opinion.

What do you guys think?

 

 

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Dermaroller

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The Dermaroller has caught a lot of people’s eye, so thought I’d write a blog on it. The Dermaroller is a tool that has 100’s of needles in order to create little holes in your skin so that your skin can repair itself. It improves acne scars, wrinkles, ageing and sun-damaged skin and stretch marks which gives the skin more of a glow.

But does it actually work?
I had read reviews on the Dermaroller and many people had said it worked, so I thought it is worth a buy to try it myself. I have been using it now for a while (at least once a week) and it is something that takes some time to work but I am slowly started to see changes.

I use a 1.5mm Dermaroller, although you can get these in different sizes, I went for a slightly bigger one than the usual as I wanted to use it for my body to get rid of stretch marks. I use it all over my face and lips as recently I’ve found out that it makes your lips look more pumped and smooth.

I bought mine from:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guide-540-Wrinkles-Stretch-Removal-Hyper-pigmentation/dp/B06XDLL4ND/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1506707133&sr=8-3&keywords=derma+roller

Anyone else is using this? Comment below and let me know what you think!

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Sorry guys, I will be blogging again from tonight!

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Sorry everyone as I haven’t been posting in a while, I have just started my Master’s degree after finishing my first set of studies at University. I know that if you’re a student reading my blogs, you must have started High school/College/University too, Good luck!

This blog is just to say I will be back posting starting from today, I have so many things to share with you that I was not able to in my time off, so be ready guys!

 

 

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Teeth Whitening 


Having the whitest brightest thing is something we all want right? Well I came across this product ‘Activated Charcoal, Teeth Whitening Powder (Coconut Shell Charcoal)’ and after reading the reviews I had to buy it!

I bought this product and it came in a Charcoal powder form in where you wet your tooth brush and dip it in the powder and brush your teeth without using your everyday toothpaste. After one use I had noticed that my teeth did become a bit whiter than before and of course repetitive usage will bring better results.

You have to try it too and can purchase this item online (Amazon) for only £12.99!!
If you’re not too keen on this, Lush do a Charcoal toothpaste also..


This is called ‘BOOM!’ and comes in little Charcoal tablets in which you bite into, the taste is a bit weird but you just have to ignore it and you just brush using one tablet and you’ll see the results! You can even go to Lush and get a sample to try it first!

I have tried them both and can say they are both as good as each other, try them out!

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I just watched ‘Girls Trip’! 

I just watched ‘Girls trip’ and I can’t help but write a quick review of it. Highly recommended, such a good movie, I haven’t laughed at a movie like this in ages!

With the top actress’s in this movie but I must say the role of ‘Tiffany Haddish (Dina)’ just stood out for me, she is hilarious!

I watched this with my girls and I couldn’t have better company to watch it with. I suggest you guys go and watch it as it is so so good!

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‘Kylie Jenners Burgundy Palette’ Dupe!

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The burgundy eyeshadow palette by Kylie Jenner has really become a popular item of the Kylie collection. It is a beautiful palette containing beautiful colours, however, is the price of $42.00 USD. I have found a dupe of this, may not be the exact same but contains most of the colours and is super cheap!

 

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Lottie London
This is the ‘Lottie London, The Rusts’ palette that I had found in a beauty store (Superdrug, UK). I had been looking for a nice orange/brown colour for so long until I found this palette! I was so excited so I had to buy it and must I say the pigment is so good and it is so similar to the ‘Kylie Burgundy Palette’. I am honestly in love and thought I should recommend it to you guys! The best thing is that the price is only, £9.95!!! You can find this palette on:  https://lottie.london/collections/eye/products/shadow-swatch-the-nudes-1 

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I’ve just GRADUATED!

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Sorry guys, the reason why I haven’t been posting is that I had spent time on preparing for my graduation! Yes, I’ve graduated from University in Major Psychology and Criminology and I couldn’t be happier! I had spent four years in University due to changes of one course that I didn’t like in the first year (English and Media) which I had then made a choice of choosing Psychology and Criminology and majored in the course I loved. It is such a happy moment when you graduated, honestly. “Everything seems impossible at first until it is done”-Nelson Mandela. Most of you I believe will be graduating this summer and I bet you can’t wait! The only downfall is that you’ll be leaving such an amazing environment and your little freedom that you had will be gone (if you’re moving back home) but nothing competes with the recognition of your hard work!

 

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‘The Girl on the Train’

 

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Who has read ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins?! I am currently reading this book and I thought that I MUST do a review on it already. Yes, already even though I am only on page 120 but this book has caught my attention so quickly, I am shocked! Reading the reviews of this book were so positive even Stephen King had mentioned, “it had kept me up most of the night”. I just thought everyone has their own opinions and it can’t be that interesting probably just another story. But I was wrong, this book even kept me awake, as it is so unpredictable and interesting.

The book is about a woman who gets on the train to London every day for “work” and she always goes past these houses that she always looks into. She sees this couple who she believes is “the perfect couple” but one day what does she see?!’

The Girl on the Train’ has also been created into a movie now, so if you haven’t seen it, I suggest you read the book first, as it is so worth it!

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The experience of ‘getting over someone’.

Love is the most amazing and heartbreaking thing ever. Heartbreaks are the worst and once you truly experience it, you don’t even want to wish it on your worst enemy. So many people go throughs heartbreaks and sometimes it seems impossible to get over. Everyone has their own little way of dealing with sadness but if you seriously don’t know what to do, here’s my little experience.
I had my first boyfriend 3 years ago. He was the boy I wanted to date since the first day I spoke to him. I didn’t think it would ever happen until one day it did, we got together and life was just like those romantic movies. But slowly as time passed, things started to turn evil and it made me sad because I could see I was losing someone important to me. As presumed he broke up with me, I was truly broken. I became so upset and depressed that I didn’t even know what life meant anymore. You turn to friends and you find they’ll just tell you to “move on”, but no one understood that it wasn’t that easy, so I distanced myself from them. I became so bad that I went and joined myself to counselling sessions with a counsellor at my University. The honesty here is that I felt like these sessions didn’t work. I was told, “join our dance/sports society and don’t think about it.” I mean, okay that will help temporarily but what about at nights when all your deep thoughts come at once and you just lay there? Months and months went on, I mean it was my first heartbreak so it was difficult, I didn’t know where to go and who turn to, the person I wanted to turn to didn’t want to know me anymore. Things got so desperate in trying to become better, I googled all sorts of things but nothing could help. It took me a year and a half to get over this situation but slowly I discovered in what to do, so this is what I would like to share with you.

One key fact that you should always remember is that no one can ever talk you out of your feelings and heartbreak. Yes, they say talking about your feelings helps but not always; as people won’t understand your situation and you don’t want to be remembered as someone who was depressed over a heartbreak.

Next key fact is that sometimes it can turn to hurting yourself, as it keeps you distracted temporarily from your real pain. But scars remain and every time you look at them you will always remember the hurt and this will make you sad in the future when things are better.

What slowly helped me was being around people I loved (family, friends) just don’t talk about your situation and try and forget what you’re going through. Get distracted by activities and laughs. Tire yourself out, so that at nights you won’t have to think about anything because you’d be so tired that there is no time to sleep. Work out, think about working on your body and health and become an even better-looking person, so your ex can look and think “I messed up!” Pick up a new hobby, try being creative, do new things! I found writing helped a lot for me, turn your feelings into short poems or songs, write a journal even. Give someone else a chance, I didn’t want to speak to anyone else after him but if I did I feel I would have gotten over him quicker, as that someone else becomes a distraction which makes your ex fade out. Reading books also helped at nights, my mind went on different thoughts and journeys before I went to sleep. Just always try and keep yourself busy, especially in becoming a better person for yourself!

All these things helped me and I just wanted to share it because I know how difficult it can be, so if I can get through it anyone can. There is hope for all of us!

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Drinks that help you to lose weight.

Everyone wants to lose weight and here are two tips on how to just by drinking liquids!

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Summer is here and everyone is trying to be healthy right? So, since I’ve seen people working out and eating their salads, I decided to let you in on two secrets. Last summer I had started to drink lemon water with every meal and whenever I felt dehydrated. If you didn’t know lemon is an element that helps you lose weight, yes it’s a fact (google it)! So I combined lemons with water because what’s a drink more healthy than water?! In order to create this all you do is first get yourself an infuser water bottle these can be found online or in supermarkets. Then just slice the lemon into little pieces so it fits into the tube of the bottle. Add warm water, yes warm as it helps getting more of the juices out of the lemon to give you better results. Then put it in the fridge and leave to it get cold for a tastier refresher taste!

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You don’t have to just use lemons, as you can add more stuff into your bottle! Experiment and try it out!

The next drink that helps you to lose weight is, Green Tea. Some of you may know this is not a secret, as green tea is known as one of the healthiest drinks out there.

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Green tea has a substance that boosts the metabolism, which burns the fat from your body. 2-3 cups of green tea everyday is benficial and can make a difference but to see a huge difference the more cups you drink a day the more of a result you will see.
I personally wasn’t a fan of green tea when I first tried it but I’ve realised the more you  drink it, the more you get used to it and now I love it, espcially knowing it is great for my body!

So, why not try these two methods or atleast one if you are trying to lose weight! Please leave a comment below to ask any questions or to tell me your results.

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Make your eyes lighter with ‘honey’.

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Honey is very beneficial to our health and skin in many ways but did you know it can make your eyes lighter? If you have brown eyes like mine that can often seem very dull and dark, now there is a possible solution to fix that. Last summer I had heard that eating a spoonful of honey in the morning and before bed can slowly make your eyes more of a lighter colour and this did seem to work slowly. However, reading on from this I had found that mixing honey with water and making it into an eye drop solution lightens the colour of your eye gradually. So, I decided to take the risk as I just wanted to experiment something and what’s a better way than trying to change the colour of your eyes? After a few days of trying it, I had realised that this method was actually working, I even tried to tell my friends but they thought I was crazy until they saw the results in my eyes (doesn’t make a huge difference but can see a lighter shade of brown).

If you would like to try this tip, just follow these instructions:

  1. Mix raw honey and warm water together. More water than honey is needed in order to make it a watery solution and safe, so make sure the liquid is transparent.
  2. Pour the liquid into an empty eye drop bottle (my bottle was just a previous brighten eyedrops bottle that I had purchased at a drug store in which I emptied and washed out).
  3. Shake the bottle once the liquid is poured into it, so it gives it a good mix.
  4. Leave overnight or a few hours so the liquid has cooled down and ready to use.
  5. Apply 2-3 drops in each eye, twice a day.

Follow these results and you should have lighter eyes in no time. If you are a bit cautious about applying honey in your eyes then you could always just have a spoonful of honey in the morning and before bed. If anyone has any questions or is trying it please comment below and tell me about your results.

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Be ‘bold’ with what you wear!

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I’m not the one to be wearing bold colours when it comes to fashion, all my life I liked to stick to my usual black and white colours when it came to buying clothes, as I just felt bright and bold colours were not the one for me. But, recently over the last few months I have started to find my love for bolder colours. Wearing bold colours in summer is a perfect time, as everything just contrasts so well!

I had recently bought a leather jacket (as leather jackets are so in right now!) in the colour of Yellow/Mustard. I instantly fell in love with this jacket as I saw someone in my Psychology class wearing one in where I had to ask where she had got it from. I bought this jacket the next day and wearing it out, got me receiving so many compliments. My friend had commented that she didn’t think it would look so nice until she saw me wearing it.

Above are two images of myself in the leather jacket, if anyone else would like to purchase this jacket you can find it on: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/jackets-and-coats/yellow-belted-cropped-leather-look-biker-jacket-_513014387

As I am obsessed with this look, I decided to share this post with yourselves and just to say never be scared to wear bright and bold colours as now is the perfect time to! Also rather wearing just clothes that are bold and bright, why not try a new bold lipstick colour maybe? I am a huge fan of red lipsticks and it is my favourite, so why not experiment and stand out this summer?

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‘milk and honey’

 

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‘milk and honey’ by rupi kaur

Look what came today, the ‘milk and honey’ self-published book by Rupi Kaur. For about a few years now I have seen poems from this book on social media sites, especially on Instagram. Seeing these posts made me more intriguied as they had very much realted to my current situations in life. This book is set to have sold more than half a million copies just in the US alone, so surly it must be worth getting?

‘Milk and honey’ is the experience of; loss, violence, abuse, femininity and love.  The book is divided into four chapters (the hurting, the loving, the breaking, the healing) as each chapter has its own purpose.

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This book is retailed at £9.99 in book stores but can be found online for about £6.99. I am so excited to read these poems and if anyone has read this book please leave me a comment below and tell me what you thought of it, as it is always interesting knowing other people’s opinions!

 

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The new face mask obsession.

The ‘Black Mask’.

So, I will begin posting about the new face mask trend that is meant to be amazing! This is the ‘black mask’, as I am sure everyone has heard of. If you haven’t then well the black (charcoal) mask, is a mask that you peel off after applying it onto your skin. The peel tends to grab all pores in order to detoxify and clear skin, in which it acts out as a magnet to draw out trapped dirt deep within the pores. The peel of the mask can at times hurt as it has a very tight grip. So, therefore, the little hairs on your face will also be removed during the peeling (who needs to wax/thread their faces anymore?!).

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Peels and Seals Activated Charcoal Peel

As it such a big trend now, there are many versions of the mask that are created by different companies. The most popular one is, ‘Shills’ however this can start from a starting price of £12.99 for just 50ml (Tescos). I decided to go for another brand version of the mask (‘Peels and Seals’) and got this for a lesser price and double the amount (100ml) and surprisingly it still works wonders!

L’Oreal Pure Clay

Continuing the topic on masks, there is one more mask that has a trend craze but not as much as ‘the black mask’. This mask is created by L’Oreal and is called the ‘Pure Clay mask’. There are three different types: Purity Mask, Detox Mask and Glow Mask. Each mask has its own purpose. Although, I have not tried the other two but will do shortly, I have tried the ‘Glow Mask’. The results I got after using this product was absoloutly amazing as my skin looked healthier and I had much more of a glow. The smell was refreshing and I have to say one of the best masks that I have used in a while.

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L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask

Due to L’Oreal being a well-known brand these masks can almost be found anywhere especially at drugstores such as, Boots and Superdrug. These masks are retailed at £7.99 each but if you catch a sale you will get them for around £5/6.

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So, why not get your hands on these two products? If you’re thinking of getting clear and more of a glow to your skin in summer then these items will be perfect for you!

If anyone needs help in buying one of these products, as wanting a cheaper deal, then feel free to leave me a message as I will be able to order some in for you and get them sent to you. Any other questions or queries, feel free to comment below.

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