MARCH FAVOURITES

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Hello Everyone!
Every single month I mean to write a favourites post but the end of the month just rolls by and by the time I remember to write one we're already half way through the next month. But FINALLY  I have actually managed to write a post on time!

My first favourite is Benefit's Boi Ing Concealer (which I wrote a review on earlier this month). I have never actually had a concealer I genuinely loved until I picked up this one. I've been through a couple different MAC concealers, Soap and Glory, everyone's favourite drugstore Collection concealer yet nothing seemed to actually work for me. I am so so happy I've finally got a decent concealer and I would definitely recommend this! I won't go into too much detail but if you're interested you can read my review here


My second favourite is actually a tester I got free at a beauty evening at my local department store. This is Clarins Hydraquench Cream. I am such a sucker for Clarins skincare as it's always so amazing, but ever so expensive. The actual size of this cream retails at £35 so I don't think I'll be getting it anytime soon (although I have put it on my birthday list!).



My next favourite I have also already written a post on this month (which you can view here). I picked this up on a blog sale for £8 rather than the usual £15. A couple sprays every day and my makeup will last for absolute ages! I've tried a few drugstore dupes of this product that have never been much good, I will definitely be repurchasing this - if it ever runs out!


My third favourite I only got about a week ago so this is kind of a cheat favourite, but still. This is Nivea's 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water. I'm insanely late on the Micellar Water bandwagon as I have always thought my makeup wipes did enough for my skin, but man I was wrong. This water makes my skin feel sooo good and it removes makeup so much better than any wipes ever have in my experience. And even better it's half price in Wilkos at only £2!

What have you been loving this month?
Lizzie x 

A WEEKEND IN PHOTOS

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Hello Everyone!
So last weekend I went to London to stay with my cousin. So why not share the snaps with you?














What have you been up to lately?
Lizzie x 

MAC 'BRAVE'

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So I was in London for the weekend and this is actually the only thing I bought (can you believe it?!). I went to Harrods like any typical tourist would, there are obviously loads of different makeup brands there but I stuck to what I know and perused the MAC counter. I didn't really need anything while I was there - so why not pick up an everyday shade of lipstick? That's always useful. This is actually my first ever Satin finish lippy as I tend to go for Matte or Cremesheen but I think it is my favourite Finish so far. I love how it gives the great colour pay off yet still looks super natural and not too much. The colour 'Brave' is actually practically identical to the shade 'Modesty' which is a cremesheen, but I think I will be getting more use out of Brave as it's much more wearable whereas Modesty is much more dramatic.


As you can see from the image it's just a gorgeous neutral brown-ish pink. 

Have you tried 'Brave'? What do you think?
Lizzie x 


FIRST IMPRESSIONS / BOI-ING CONCEALER

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You might've seen in one of my recent posts I mentioned I picked up Benefit's Boi-Ing Concealer. As a 12 year old girl, I lusted after this concealer because one of my friends claimed she had it and I was sooo jealous. But finally after years of waiting 16 year old me has finally picked it up! 

I've got to be honest, I wasn't expecting much with this concealer. I picked it up on a whim when I was in one of those 'I must buy something' moods (I get these too often...) for £17.50 so not too pricey for a high end product. But I was actually pleasantly surprised!

This concealer has INCREDIBLE coverage. It hid my dark circles and concealed my spots perfectly!! I know that this is what a concealer is for - but no concealer I've tried has ever done it so well. 

*** INSANELY UNFLATTERING PICTURE ALERT*** 
Left shows my undereye circles before BOI-ING and right shows them using BOI-ING.

This concealer isn't as creamy as you'd expect it to be, it's actually quite drying. So for those of you with dry skin, please use a nice moisturiser prior to application or your face might appear a tad flaky. 

I've only used this product a handful of times so far but I am obsessed with it already. This is definitely one I recommend! 

What concealers do you recommend?
Lizzie x 

PRODUCTS I REGRET BUYING

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Hello Everyone!
I'm so used to showing you all the products that I love, it seems strange to show you the ones I wasn't too big a fan of.

Benefit Porefessional
This product is renowned by beauty bloggers the world over, so of course I had to pick it up following the amazing reviews it recieved. Sadly, I found it does absolutely nothing for me. I've had this product for over a year and I rarely ever wear it now as I know that it just doesn't add anything to my face of makeup. It does not cover the pores on my nose at all, or smoothen out my bumpy areas. For £24.50 I would definitely not be repurchasing this.

Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 04

This product is a gorgeous deep purple and was only £2.99 when I purchased it so I thought hey - why not? But let's just say this lippy does not suit me at all. In fact I think I look soooo stupid when I wear this!! I've never even worn it out of the house I think I look so silly. I just can't pull this off at all. Oh well, it was only £2.99...

Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner

This is another product that recieves rave reviews. I picked it up on a whim one day but never tried it out until after I heard Zoella mention how great it was in a video. It's really easy to apply, I'll give it that. But this liner doesn't come out black black. It's more of a dark grey and throughout the day it fades into an even darker grey before eventually wearing off. Insane!! Love the application, but would appreciate the formula being sorted out.

Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer Stick

Another Soap and Glory product, oops... I was looking for a new concealer the other day in Boots post my MAC baby running out and decided to go for this concealer stick for £5.99. It is lovely and creamy, but this creaminess just leads to it appearing cakey - not to mention it doesn't stay on and just slides straight off your face throughout the day! Wearbility is starting to sound like a big Soap and Glory problem! 

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?
Lizzie  x

BARRY M NAILPAINT IN RED WINE

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Hello everyone!
 Lighting is a bit tricky on nail varnish posts but I tried my best!

I feel like I haven't blogged in a million years since I've been feeling pretty stressed out, but I've had a massive clear out tonight and my head is feeling a bit clearer.

I picked up this polish on a whim for £2.99 in Boots as I fancied a new colour, I would've preferred it as a Gelly hi shine one (my faves) but I was already too in love with this shade. 

It definitely needs two coats as after one it is a bit pinky, but two gives it that classy deep red look. Perfect!

Let me know what you think,
Lizzie x