Thursday, 31 August 2017

Makeup products I couldn't live without!

Firstly I'd like to apologise for my lack of blogs over these past months. I've been sitting my GCSE's and wanted a break. I'm so glad I'm back blogging and can't wait to share my content with you all!

This blog post is all about my makeup products that I could not live without; (pictured below)


1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in 'Sundipped'
Price- £30.96

 This highlighting kit was bought as a gift from my lush best friend Anna a couple of weeks back as she went to Florida and I am absolutely in love! The shades 'summer ' and 'moonstone' are perfect shades for me to highlight with, whereas the shades 'bronzed' and 'tormaline' I use as gorgeous eyeshadow shades. I honestly don't know how I lived without this before I got it because it's so beautiful and I 100% recommend it to everyone!





 2. NYX highlight and contour pro palette
Price- £18.00
http://www.boots.com/nyx-professional-makeup-highlight-and
-contour-pro-palette-10207791
                                      
I've always been a fan of NYX, and again this palette was gifted         to me as a birthday present by my friend. Ever since I got this       I've been obsessed! There are a range of warm and cool                   contour shades in the palette which is great for all skin tones. The highlight shades I'm not the biggest fan of because I don't like the shades. However, I do use the highlight shades for under eye baking and generally as a powder to set my foundation and concealer. I       also think that this palette is fairly priced for what you get, as there are a wide variety of shades.




3. Maybelline lash sensational mascara
Price- £8.99
http://www.boots.com/maybelline-lash-sensational-luscious-
mascara-10213981


 Next up is this fab mascara which for its price you can't get better than that. The lash sensational elongates the lashes but I also think the lashes appear more volumised aswell which is essentially a two in one and the wand makes it easy to apply to the lashes. You can buy this mascara in a range of colours and it also comes in waterproof which could come in handy if you're going to a waterpark or if you live in rainy England!






4. Maybelline master brow pro palette in 'Soft brown'
Price- £8.99
http://www.boots.com/maybelline-master-brow-pro-palette-
kit-10200670
The first thing I need to say about this brow product is how long it lasts! I bought this product in November 2015 and it's now August 2017 and it's still showing no signs of hitting pan. I only use the powder because I find the wax very hard to apply as I find it doesn't blend. The powder is amazing, really easy to blend, and you can build up the darkness. The highlight in this palette is great to use as a primer for your eyelids before applying eyeshadow. Also, the palette comes in a variety of shades and I use the shade 'soft brown'. After using this product for so long I'm sceptical about changing to another brow product! I really do recommend you guys try this out!


5. Kat Von D Shade and light Eye Contour Palette
Price- £37.00
https://www.katvondbeauty.com/eye/eye-contour/shade-light-eye-contour-palette/28872V1.html

I feel like this is very repetitive but, this palette was gifted to me as a birthday present and it is PHENOMENAL! The range of shades is great and the pigmentation is fab. The three base shades featured at the top of the palette are easy to wear and especially the first three shades are go to neutral shades for any occasion. I want to try out more Kat Von D products in the future especially the face contour palette which i've heard good things about.


6. Rimmel London lasting finish 25 hour foundation- Ivory
Price- £7.99
http://www.boots.com/rimmel-lasting-finish-25hour-foundation-with-com
fort-serum-10117583

I've always used either Rimmel or Maybelline foundation because I was scared to step out of the comfort zone, and I think I will be repurchasing this again as it is so reliable. It is the perfect colour, its full coverage, and it also blends really easily. It's very well priced and this foundation lasts me about 5 months however I only used to wear it on weekends and whenever I was off school. The foundation has a pump so this is easier to apply and lasts a long time, I find it to be quite dewy on my skin but where I tend to go oily, I always apply powder to mattify my skin anyway.




7. Collection lasting perfection concealer- Fair
Price- £4.19
http://www.boots.com/collection-lasting-perfection-
concealer-10196692

If you've ever tried this concealer once, you'll know why I can't live without it. It's insanely cheap and works wonders. I use this to cover up blemishes, spots and under eye dark circles and it's like they weren't even there in the first place. I've repurchased this concealer about 5 or 6 times now, and this definitely won't be the last! This concealer is actually on offer for £3.99 at boots stores so be quick and go and grab it while it's still on offer.






8. MUA Luxe Velvet lip laquer- Tranquility
Price- £3.00
https://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Luxe-Velvet-Lip-
Lacquer---Tranquility/p/573313

I cannot tell you how much I adore this product and up until now when I came to research the this product I didn't know it was £3.00! I am amazed! The shade I have is an orange, coral shade with nude undertones and once you apply this it won't smudge and stays on for a long time. I also noticed on the superdrug website they had grey, blue and deep purple shades which looked very interesting. The packaging looks tasteful and expensive, and very soon I will be taking a trip to my local superdrug and purchasing a few more of these liquid lipsticks. I mean, who wouldn't at that price?! 

Thankyou so much for reading this blog post, many more to come in the future! I'd love to hear your comments and feedback, please comment down below any questions or blog post suggestions you'd like to see.

Much love, Mia x

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Cheap Christmas gift ideas for girls!


As Christmas is only a couple of months away, I thought I'd dedicate this week's blog post to a Christmas gift idea! I hope I can help a few people at least in buying presents for their friends/girlfriend's/sisters if you don't want to spend a lot.


1) Soap and glory minis (moisturisers, antibacterial hand gel's)
http://www.boots.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SolrSearchLister?storeId=10052&catalogId=11051&langId=-1&searchTerm=soap%20and%20glory%20lips&t1_page=2#container



Soap & Glory SUGAR CRUSH  Hand Sanitizer 50mlSoap & Glory™ Hand Maid™ Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel 50ml                            Soap & Glory Mini Hand Food Hand Cream 50ml


Soap and glory products are amazing because a lot of the time they are on 3 for 2 at Boots. These would be great as a stocking filler or as a gift for friends along with a few other treats.


2) Single makeup products. (Eye shadows, highlights, lipsticks etc)
http://www.boots.com/en/Beauty/Make-up/

Makeup Obsession highlighter moon                          Soap & Glory™ Sexy Mother Pucker™ Lip Shine Lacquer

Small items like these don't cost hardly anything along with the Soap and glory minis, especially if your friend's all love makeup which mine do!!


3) Lush bath bomb products.
https://uk.lush.com/search/site/butter%2520bear




Lush products are a favourite all year round but I especially love giving them to my friends at Christmas. The product above is ''Butter bear'' priced at a cheap £1.95. Although if you want to push the boat out you could go for snow fairy or other more expensive products.


I hope you enjoyed my second upload of the week, for the next three or four weeks I don't know how much I'll be able to upload due to important exams, apologies :( after that however I'll be back to normal uploads! 

Much love, Mia X


Friday, 28 October 2016

How much is my makeup collection worth?!


I just wanted to say thank you firstly for everyone who's left comments and even viewed my blog, it means a lot.

I got this blog idea off my friend, Emily who also has a blog. The link is just below.

http://emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk/

I will be adding up what my makeup collection is worth in categories, primers being first. Hope you enjoy this blog!

Primer
-Rimmel stay matte
-Benefit ''That gal''
  • £9.99
Concealer
-Collection lasting perfection (x3)
-Rimmel wake me up
-Natural collection
  • £20.35
Foundation
-Rimmel 25 hour lasting finish (x2)
-Rimmel light perfecting radiance
-Maybelline dream satin liquid
  • £31.96
Powder
-Rimmel clear complexion
-Rimmel stay matte (x2)
  • £16.97
Blusher
-MUA ''bon bon''
-Makeup revolution baked blush
-Benefit ''Thrrob'' (discontinued)
-Benefit posie tint
  • £53.99
Bronze/contour
-Rimmel natural bronzer
-Barry M contour kit
-Seventeen ''define and conquer''
-Benefit hoola bronzer
  • £41.97
Eyeshadow
-Makeup revolution palette 'Born to Die''
-No7 smokey rose quad
-Barry M natural glow shadow and primer 1
-Barry M natural glow shadow and blush 2
-Seventeen single shadow ''Yeah baby''
  • £32.37
Mascara
-MAC opulash optimum black (x2)
-No7 fanomenal lash
-H&M lengthening mascara
-H&M volumising mascara
-Forever living ''lengthening''
-Maybelline lash sensational
-Benefit ''Bad gal'' (x2)
  • £110.83
Eyeliner
-Soap and glory carbon black
-Rimmel scandal eyes
  • £11.49
Brows
-MAC eyebrow crayon
-Rimmel pro palette
-Maybelline brow satin
-Benefit brows a go go 
  • £52.48
Highlight
-Benefit high beam
-Makeup revolution highlight sweetheart
  • £24.50
Lips
(There are too many products for me to list here! If you have any specific questions about my lip products, feel free to comment below :) )
  • £213.45
Setting sprays
-NYX matte setting spray
  • £7.00

Grand total!

  • £627.35
Who knew you could spend so much on makeup, it's crazy! Thank you so much for reading. 

Much love, Mia X

Monday, 24 October 2016

Top 5 favourite lip products!


In this blog I'll be sharing with you all my top 5 favourite lip products and why I rate them so highly. They'll be a range of lipsticks, glosses and balms. Every product I'll try and link down below.

5. Maybelline Baby lips lip balm in ''Hydrate'' - £2.99

http://www.boots.com/en/Maybelline-Baby-Lips-Lip-Balm_1365477/


This product makes it into my top 5 because its such a hydrating, moisturising product (hence the name). It's also very affordable and lasts a while. The packaging is simple  
but the bright colours really compliment each other. This is personally my favourite out of the collection.


4. No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in ''Plum beautiful''- £9.95

https://www.boots.com/en/No7-Moisture-Drench-Lipstick_1273529/


I have two lipsticks from the moisture drench collection, the above and Cameo a pink toned lip colour and they are both beautiful. They are so moisturising on the lips and are really pigmented. They aren't as expensive as M.A.C however NYX is more affordable. These are also really wearable whether you want to keep it natural or glam.

3. M.A.C Matte lipstick in ''Velvet Teddy''- £15.50

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13854/310/products/makeup/lips/lipstick/lipstick#/shade/Velvet_Teddy



This is one of the most popular lip colours from M.A.C. It's a nice consistency, however I find it really hard to apply, I don't know why but I just seem to really struggle. Another con about this brand is the animal testing, this is the only product I own from M.A.C and in the future would love to try their pigments but the animal testing does put me off quite a bit.

2. NYX matte lipstick in ''Spirit''- £6.50

http://www.boots.com/en/NYX-Matte-lipstick-14g_1770424/



This is number 2 because I absolutely love the product as well as the brand. There is a big range of colours and they are soft and supple to apply. A 10/10 for me. I love NYX as a whole and can't wait to try more of their products in the future.

1. NYX Lingerie liquid lipstick in ''Push up''- £6.50

http://www.boots.com/en/NYX-Lip-Lingerie-Lipstick_1822563/



Finally! This is my number 1 lip product. It's again a NYX product and I'm completely obsessed with this product, its a lovely apllicator and glides on smoothly. There are a lot of colours in this range to choose from. I suggest you try this if you like liquid lipsticks because such a fab product!

If you have any questions about any of the products please comment down below.

Much love, Mia.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

My Christmas wishlist 2016!

My Christmas Wishlist 

(Apologies for not uploading last week!)

Most of the items you will see are makeup, fashion and beauty, and every product will be linked if you want to check them out.

http://www.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-boots/black-suedette-block-heel-over-the-knee-boots-_382083801

 Black Suedette Over The Knee Boots  | New Look
These boots caught my eye as soon as I saw them, they are absolutely beautiful! You could wear these with a simple black dress and choker, or a pair of skinny jeans and bardot top. The pair on the right hand side are equally as pretty but without the block heel. The boots are both same price at £44.99.

http://www.boots.com/en/NYX-PROFESSIONAL-MAKEUP-Pigments_1911770/

http://www.boots.com/en/NYX-PROFESSIONAL-MAKEUP-Lid-Lingerie-Eye-Tint_1908915/

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP PigmentsNYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Lid Lingerie Eye Tint
The top link is for the NYX eyeshadow pigments and the second link is for the lingerie eye tint. The pigments come in a range of fab colours and I especially love the purple on screen! The lingerie tints are good if you don't want to make too much of an effort with your eyes on that certain day.


  • The NYX pigments are priced at £5.50 (very affordable!!)
  • The NYX eye tints are priced at £6.00 (again very affordable!)


Tegan Two Part Mermaid Effect Stiletto

These shoes make me very very happy, they are amazing. I love absolutely everything about them!!

  • The price of these shoes are £22.00, if you like cheap but a wide variety of items, boohoo is your place to shop! Rate them highly.

I also would love to get a new phone, but didn't include pictures or links because, well, I just didn't lol. 

If you'd like to see a part 2 comment down below, because this was only a snippet  into my Christmas wishlist!



Much love, Mia X