Friday, 15 August 2014

Hit, Hit, and Miss: Drugstore Foundations

I don't know about you guys but I love me some drugstore makeup! In-fact, almost all of my makeup collection came from the drugstore. There is just something about affordable cosmetics that I just cannot seem to say no to, and I know I am not the only one. In this post I have three of my current drugstore foundations and my thoughts on each, enjoy.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Guest Post: Becky- Top 5 Drugstore Products

First off, I would like to introduce my self to you all. My name is Becky and I am a blogger from the UK, and you can find me at BeckyLovesXO. A big thank you to Debra for allowing me to be a guest poster on her blog. Here is a run down of my top 5 drugstore products.

I love lip crayons and these are some of the best drugstore ones I have tried. They are super moisturising on the lips and are really pigmented too. The colour pictured is the shade 'I Want Candy' and is my favorite one. These apply really well and most of the shades last well although there has been a couple that need reapplied more often.

Sleek Face Form Palette
This is a product I use pretty much on a daily basis. I love it. The products are highly pigmented and apply and blend really well. The bronzer is matte so perfect for contouring. The highlighter is beautiful although you do need to make sure not to apply to much of you can end up looking like a disco ball, like I did when I first used it! To top it off the blush is gorgeous and is a well known dupe for Nars Orgasm.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
I am yet to find some one that doesn't love this product! It is amazing for the price of it. It gives good coverage, doesn't crease and lasts all day. It is a product I will definitely not go without. The only downfall is the very limited range of shades.

This is my go to powder even getting put ahead of my high end powders, especially now we are in the Summer months here in the UK. This definitely helps to keep me matte and never looks cakey on the skin. I use this to set my make up in a morning and I also keep one in my handbag for touch ups through the day.

MUA Undress Me Too Palette
My favorite drugstore palette has to be this one. It is supposed to be a dupe for the Naked 2 Palette. It is filled with gorgeous shades and you can get a range of looks from it. These apply and blend well. The only problem is that you get quite a bit of fallout so need to either apply first before your base or use a shadow shield.

I hope you have all enjoyed my post. Again a big thank you to Debra for allowing me to do this. You can find my blog here BeckyLovesXO and also on Bloglovin' and you can also follow me on Twitter @BeckyLovesXOX

Thanks for reading

Becky X
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Hey guys! So I am still on a bit of a hiatus but did not want to leave my blog looking unloved. Above is the post written from the lovely Becky. Next week shall be a post from me, finally, I know. The week after will be another guest post and then hopefully back onto my new blogging schedule. Hope you enjoyed your week and don't forget to have an awesome weekend! -Deb

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Blogging Break and Lip Products

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of last weeks post. I had originally planned on writing this post for last week but never really got the chance. Anyway, to get on with it I am going to be going on a bit of a hiatus for a few weeks since some things in my life have gotten a bit crazy of late. Also this trimester of college has been a lot more full on than I had anticipated so I am spending most of my down time doing pre-readings or working on a building up a folder. Hope you'll forgive me. I am planning on coming back with a 2-3 times a week blog schedule though! I have been wanting to post more for a long time on my blog but being so disorganized I never got around to it.

Instead of a full post I thought I would also share two of my current favourite lip products. I have been using these guys like they're going out of style. First up is my Hurraw Lip Balm. Not only have these become huge on Instagram lately but also within the vegan community. They are a completely natural, raw vegan, conditioning lip balms that come in some awesome scents/flavours (I never know which category lip products come in...) and I just cannot get enough. Hands down my all-time favourite lip balm, if you havn't tried these yet then you are definitely missing out. Secondly is this Popcorn Lip Scrub from Lush. Now I know Lush's lip scrubs are constantly spoken about in the blogging and beauty community and not exactly a new phenomenon but I have been wearing a lot more lipstick of late and having soft, smooth lips just makes lipstick look better. I find the taste is really good in quite an odd way as well because it is both savory and sweet. It is a limited edition though so if you are interested in trying it out I would be popping down to Lush asap.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks quick post. Hopefully I won't be gone for too long. What lip products have you been loving lately?

Friday, 27 June 2014

Top 3 Nail Polishes

Hey guys! Hope you've had a good week so far. It's definitely been a big week for me with moving house, college and a back injury. All settled in at my new place and surprisingly almost completely unpacked! Anyway, onto today's post topic nail polish. I've decided to do a bit of a mini-series that is thus far nameless but consists of me showing my favourite items in each category that I feel like giving some blog love. I started this mini-series with lipsticks and you can read the post here.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Guest Post with Ella!

Hi! I'm Ella from ellabooxo, a beauty and lifestyle blog written by a girl from London (aka me). Debra has kindly let me guest post on her blog today, so I thought I'd show you the classic 'French' makeup look I wore for pretty much my whole Paris trip last week...

I've never in my life seen a French girl with bad skin or cakey foundation. For my base, I needed something with decent covering powers, but a skin-like dewy glow, so I went for the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in Alaska (£29), which I can't stop wearing at the moment. I also added a bit of extra radiance by dabbing Topshop Glow in Gleam (£9) liberally onto my "cheekbones" (or lack of).

Of course the look wouldn't be complete without a slick of liquid liner, but first I swept Walk Of Shame from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette (£22) over my lids and right up to the browbone to cancel out any veins. Then, I took my L'Oreal Superliner Precision Ink (£6.49) and carefully drew out medium-thin feline flicks right next to my lashline. Then I topped of the eyes with sweepings of L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic mascara (£10.99).

Finally, lips. It took quite a bit of deciding to choose which of my reds seemed the most 'French', but in the end I chose the gorgeous true red of Rimmel Kate Moss 111 Kiss of Life (£5.49). It's the tiniest tad deeper in tone than the average red, and definitely suits pretty much anyone - okay it's not going to suit everyone, but if you have dark hair/eyes it's a winner! For a full review see Debra's post on my blog.

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of the look? If you liked this post, then please follow me on bloglovin/social media for more of this kind of thing. And make sure you check out Debra's post on my blog which went up last Wednesday!

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Hope you guys enjoyed reading Ella's post! I thought it would be fun to include a different kind of post than usual. Don't forget to let me know if you would like to see more of these in the future. Also if you are wanting to do a guest post on my blog email me at and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Current Favourite Lipsticks

Hey guys! I went on a bit of a hiatus last week I'm sorry. It was my first week back at uni and it was definitely a bit more full on then I was expecting. I am hoping to keep up with these weekly blog posts since I love blogging so much. Just means I am going to have to be a bit more prepared. Anyway, onto today's post, lipsticks! Originally when I had this idea for a blog post I was going to name it my top three. Clearly, that did not work out. I couldn't help it, there was no way I could cull a favourite from this list.