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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Makeup Revolution


Hey lovelies!! 

I recently came across Makeup Revolution in Superdrug. Attracted by the sleek packaging and wide product range in an array of colours I picked up a few products, here is what I got... 

I picked up two eyeshadow palettes, a lippie, concealer palette and a face primer. 

I love the eyeshadow palettes which were great value at £4! The pigment is good, some more pigmented than others in a mix of matte and shimmery textures, here I am wearing some of the more neutral shades, 


The concealer palette is really creamy which leads to quite a blend able application for a seamless finish. I got the shade Medium/Light I would say the coverage is light/medium maybe not perfect for extreme coverage but great to  subtly even out skin tone. 


The lipsticks are super quality at only £1 each!!! 
I picked up this gorgeous mauve-y pink shade. 

 
The primer is silky soft, it blends seamlessly into the skin, leaving a silky soft matte finish and creating a perfect base for foundation. 

Overall I would say I am pretty impressed with this brand, it's not the highest quality product line I've tried but in terms of selection and price it's great value for money. 



Thursday, 30 April 2015

Autograph (M&S) Tan Review




The other day whilst on a shopping trip to Glasgow I came across the new M&S tan from their autograph range, I'm a bit of a tan-aholic so I decided to try it plus the description 'velvet touch lotion' appealed to me, I chose the medium to dark shade. 

This is me before application.... So very pale! 

Ok so speaking of the application I found the consistency really thick and this made it quite difficult to spread so you needed to use quite a lot to get an even blend. The guide colour was a nice golden brown and it smelled really pleasant, no biscuit tan smell! 

Here is me after application.. 

Legs after application. 

 Yesterday I didn't look particularly glam as I only worked from home and then went to the gym, so you can see what it looks like after being washed off, (I truly was not glam, especially since I accidentally put my training leggings on inside out!!) 
I have to say I wasn't overly impressed with this tan, it washed off to leave a medium golden tan which surprised me as the consistency was so thick and dark, I wouldn't say the tan develops deeper, you are pretty much left with the guide colour, I like my tan quite dark so this is why I was a little disappointed. However, it smells great snd really did wash off to leave an even tan, also, it was a great price and M&S have 20% off their tanning range right now so I got it for £6 something, I would probably give this tan 6/10. 

What tan do you swear by? Comment below! 

Sarah.
XXX


Sunday, 12 April 2015

How I Get My Glow..

Hey lovelies!! So yesterday I posted a pic on my Facebook page of my makeup look of the day and a few of you commented and messaged me to ask what I used to get the look so here are the details of the products used.


Right now my skin is really dry with too many blemishes to count!! I think the air conditioning and sun in Italy is to blame! Unlike what you might think I like to adopt a less is more approach to makeup application when my skin is tired and lackluster, the key is to use illuminating moisturising products that will enhance your skin whilst giving it a moisturising boost.Quite often, if you try to pile on more makeup to cover up imperfections, it can look cakey which then tends to draw attention to the areas you are trying to cover up in the first place... not good! 


This is such an amazing product! It moisturises, evens skin tone, contains SPF and anti oxidants, It also comes in different formulations depending on your skin type and is a purse friendly price, love,love,love!! This is a great product to use on holidays also as its lightweight and gives skin a gorgeous dewy glow.


For me as it was the weekend, I wanted a tad extra coverage so I mixed a little of Max Factors Skin Luminizer with the BB Cream to create a medium coverage, dewy base. This foundation is one of my faves right now and one I must havee in my kit at all times. You can read about it in my previous post here.

Then I swept some Bronze Glow from Collection 2000 along my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and along my forehead for the ultimate glow.




For a pop of colour I applied Mac's Dollymix blush which also has a slight sheen to it.


So there you have it, the products I use to get healthy glowing looking skin, even when its not, what do you think? Comment below.....

Love,

Sarah.
XXX.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

What I wore Wednesday!

Hello Lovelies!!

Just a quick OOTD post! Out and about today with the hubby, off to the cinema later, I wanted to see The Boy Next Door with Jennifer Lopez but the reviews are shocking! Has anyone seen it? Anyway, don't really know what we will see yet but I love Wednesdays off with my hubby as the wee one has school and then goes to her grans so we have a day to ourselves, quality grown up time!

Heres today's outfit, the weather has improved slightly so I'm so glad I can get away with my fave leather jacket again without freezing my bum off!






Jacket /Stradvarius

Dress/Asos

Hat/Primark

Boots/New Look


Hope you guys like this post, comment below!

Love,

Sarah.
XXX.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

No Ordinary Co Ordinates...

Hello lovelies!

Just over two weeks to go until Lent is over...  thankfully! Why you ask? Well I thought it would be a bright idea to give up wine for Lent. WHAT was I thinking?? Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my wine, but since the festive season, the pounds had crept on and I had gotten all to comfortable with indulging at the weekend rather than actually enjoying it so I thought Lent was a perfect opportunity to give the wine a break and I have to say it has nearly broke me!! My pants dont feel any looser and I am cranky! Ok, so I have saved money, certainly do not miss hangovers and I am quite proud of myself that I have lasted! Apart from a vodka and soda here and there and a glass of prosecco on Mothers Day, a glass of wine has not passed my lips. I go to Tuscany for Easter and what better place to have a glass of wine after a 7 week abstinence than in wine paradise?? Roll on Italy!


Me enjoying a glass of prosecco on Mothers Day, I look so happy!

Ok, enough about the wine talk! I wanted to show you all some fantastic coordinate pieces I have picked up this week. I am in love with coordinates! I think they are the ultimate versatile piece/pieces. You can wear them as separates,casual,or dressy. There are multiple looks to be pulled off with a coordinate suit set.

So the first one I will show you is this one from Primark, I spotted it a couple of weeks ago and I fell in love,. as I was in Glasgow for Mothers Day I popped in and found that they had my size and the shorts had been reduced to less than half price! I love when that happens with something you have had your eye on,dont you?


Jacket £19 Shorts were £12 now £5.

I  just love the Chanel-esque vibe of this little suit, from the boucle fabric to the frayed edges and vibrant colour clash, amazing for the £24 price tag eh??




I am going to wear this with thick black tights and flat pumps now and bare legs and wedges in the summer!

My next purchase was also a bargain, (as you may begin to recognise from my posts, I am a bargain queen,lol!)The latest purchase is from Matalan, I popped in whilst killing time and was drawn as always to the sale sign.... They had some gorgeous bargains to be had but I gravitated to this gorgeous print.



This stunning top and peg trousers look fab on and there was also a great duster coat available in this print, however I felt the style didnt suit me however the style of the top is really flattering. Not that I would wear all of the pieces together, I was either going to get the top and trousers or the jacket and trousers paired with a black top underneath to break it up, but I loved the combo of the top and trousers on, they look together like a jumpsuit but have the perk of also being able to wear them as seperates! They are in a super comfy crepe fabric.







I also picked up these velvet jewelled pumps that were also reduced less than half price from £15 to £7! #bargainqueen





What do you think of my recent purchases? Do you dare to wear print from head to toe?? Comment below!

Love,

Sarah.
XXX

Thursday, 5 March 2015

FOTD/Fave Lip Combo Right Now.

Hello Honeys!

I thought I would share with you my fave lip products right now for creating a gorgeous pinky coral shade. You can watch the Instagram video of the application here.



Firstly I lined my lips with KIKO lipliner in Ace of Spades
Then I applied Luxe Lips from MUA in Serene, a lovely matte, highly pigmented baby pink.
I then finished with a coat of MAC Lipglass in Stoke the Fire.



Here is the overall look, I used two different shades of pink blush to contour the cheek, applying the darker shade on the lower part of the cheek bone and the lightest pink along the top.


Lots of Love,

Sarah.
XXX.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Country Walk OOTD


Hi all!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week so far, half way there until the weekend! It made made my heart happy to see some sunshine today, me and my hubby went for lunch in a wee country hotel and then took a stroll along the river, it was lovely, here is my Outfit Of The Day.

Lovely  Gardens...








Casual country walk outfit!

Jeans/Only
Boots/Primark
Jumper/Primark
Check Shirt/Bershka
Gilet/Next
Bag/Mango



What did you get up to today? I am looking to follow more fashion and beauty bloggers so comment below with your blog!

Love,

Sarah.
XXX