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Sunday, 19 July 2020

PAT MCGRATH LABS GOLDEN OPULENCE EYESHADOW PALETTE REVIEW

19.07.2020

CAN A 6-PAN EYESHADOW PALETTE REALLY BE WORTH £50?

When it comes to beauty brands that I have always wanted to try, Pat McGrath Labs is at the top of my list of brands that I have always wanted to have in my collection. I have only ever heard great reviews about this brand from other beauty bloggers and YouTubers so of course I wanted to try it myself; although there is a hefty price tag with her products. I was not willing to spend £120 on one of her huge eyeshadow palettes like the Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II (ad). However, I was willing to spend £50 on one of her smaller eyeshadow palettes; I was even more willing to buy it when I saw it was on sale for £30. The eyeshadow palette I am writing about is the MTHRSHP Sublime: Golden Opulence (ad) palette.

Definitely a brand that is luxurious and opulent, I was excited to see what all of the hype was about. Plus, I wanted to test the waters before I spent over £100 on the larger eyeshadows. So can a six-pan eyeshadow palette really be worth £50?

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Monday, 25 May 2020

FIVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT


25.05.2020

THE PRODUCTS I WILL ALWAYS REPURCHASE

When it comes to beauty products, I am very lucky to own a large collection and I am always buying new makeup to try regularly - often I will share these with you if I truly love them! However, even though I have a lot of makeup, I will always have those products that I am obsessed with and cannot live without them. These are the products that I will repurchase as soon as I am getting low as I know they work well for me. Often these "holy grail" products for me are skincare as once I have found a product that works well for my skin type, I will constantly use it and am very reluctant to change up my skincare routine. At the moment I am trying out some new Drunk Elephant products that I am loving which will definitely become part of my products I cannot live without in the future!

I love wearing makeup and often I am always buying new releases and therefore I rarely find myself needing to replace a makeup product as I either never run out of it or I have a lot of products that are similar. When it comes to repurchasing makeup it will be foundations, mascaras and eyebrow products that will be added to my basket. However, there are times where I am trying lots at one time and it takes me a while to finally repurchase makeup. I am also not someone who has to wear a full face of makeup whenever I leave the house; I am very happy and more confident walking out the door with no makeup on (although I will always have competed my skincare routine first). Therefore, I don't always go through products that fast. However, I have five beauty products that I need in my beauty collection all the time. These are all products that I know I love and will repurchase as soon as I am running out of it. Here are the five products that I am unable to live without and will always repurchase ...

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Monday, 18 May 2020

THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP FOR LUXURY BEAUTY

18.05.2020

THE PERFECT ONLINE RETAILERS FOR LUXURY MAKEUP


Luxury beauty products! You will either be a huge fan or think it is a waste of money. For me, I am definitely in the middle I love buying luxury makeup but there are some products I know are not worth spending so much money on. I am someone who loves purchasing both luxury and drugstore makeup but for today I am focussing on the luxury end of beauty products. When it comes to makeup, we all have our favourites - whether it be a well-loved brand, a specific formula or certain finishes. All of these powders, creams and liquids will be different for everyone!

Keeping lists of products is a brilliant way for me to narrow down those key luxury beauty products that I want to try - often my list will comprise of products that I need to repurchase or products that are mentioned time and time again by beauty bloggers and YouTubers. I am now much more smart about knowing which products will suit me and therefore my list does not get as long as it used to be. The only issue is knowing where to buy these beauty products from - with so many beauty retailers both online and on the high street it can be overwhelming to know where to make your purchases. Often, I would find that I would have orders from multiple sites because at the time the amount of brands that would be stocked were limited. Whereas, now more brands are added to online retailers and it is much easier to just choose a one stop shop for all your beauty needs.

I have comprised a list of my favourite online retailers for stocking luxury beauty - these are all sites that I use frequently. I have found that these sites are brilliant for stocking my favourite luxury must-haves and I can often find everything I need with just one of these websites. I have found that their range of brands grow by the day and I am aware of which brands are stocked by who so I know which site is more appropriate for when I am purchasing new makeup. So here are my favourite online luxury makeup retailers that I frequently use ...

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020

IS GLOSSYBOX REALLY WORTH SUBSCRIBING TO?


13.05.2020

IS IT REALLY WORTH THE MONEY?

Subscription boxes are becoming more and more popular - there are now so many all over the world and sometimes it is hard to know which one is really worth subscribing too. There is Glossybox, Birchbox, Lookfantastic and in America there is Ipsy and Boxycharm (just to name a few). For me, Glossybox seemed to be the most popular; it would appear on my Instagram feed, I saw many unboxings on YouTube and I knew a lot of people who were subscribed to their boxes. Therefore, last September I decided to finally press the subscribe button and received my first box in October.

Glossybox is a monthly subscription service that only costs £10 a month plus delivery. What is even better is there is usually always codes so that you can received your first box for a much lower price. Within this box there is five sample beauty products ranging from skincare to makeup. I will admit that some brands included I have never heard of before but you will often get a treat from a well-known brand like Eyeko, First Aid Beauty, Huda Beauty and Rituals. You will also sometimes receive full-size products - in May's box all five items were full size and were valued at £60. So is Glossybox really worth the price?

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Sunday, 10 May 2020

HOW I ALWAYS MAKE THE MOST OUT OF MY SKINCARE

10.05.2020

WHY I ALWAYS BUY SKINCARE IN MINIS FIRST

When it comes to skincare, I am always someone who is quite cautious about reading the ingredients and making sure that it is something that is going to work well for my skin. There are so many skincare brands out in the beauty community like Ren, Drunk Elephant, Tatcha and The Ordinary. However, I never know which products are going to work well for my skin and most of these products cost a lot of money. I have been the girl who has immediately spent £70 on a moisturiser for it to not work that well for my skin and I have not seen much improvement in my skin. Of course, I used the moisturiser as I had spent so much money on it but I decided to change the way I buy my skincare to make sure that I was getting the most out of the product and out of my money.

I have really been changing my skincare routine recently - all of a sudden my skin has needed more of a structure. Before, I use to just rely on cleansers, toners and moisturisers but now I am definitely needing serums to add more hydration into my skin. My skin is normal to dry and therefore I really need to use products that are going to be moisturising but are not going to affect my sensitive skin. I have always struggled with finding skincare that is great for my skin and adds that required moisture, especially when some brands only sell online or in certain stores that are not near me. That was until I decided to test the skincare first in smaller versions to see what their skincare was like.

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