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Revolution Ultra Professional Contour Palette

10/25/2015


Revolution Ultra Professional Contour Palette

To start off with I can honestly say this is the best contour palette I've tried, without having to spend a lot of money. Since I decided to purchase this I've had a lot of fun testing out which shape is best for me to sculpt and define my face. This palette contains the perfect shades, both for a subtle contour during the day and for the more defined, night, glamorous stand out contour. The palette is priced at £8.

Ok so lets have a look at the palette, It contains, 3 contour shades, 3 lighter highlight shades and 2 baked illuminating highlighters which gives you a beautiful glow. Looking closer at the colours of these powders. The highlight powders consist of (starting from top row left to right) one that's a creamy pink, one that's a banana, yellow colour and the other a lighter nude/gold, this pan has a slight shimmer to use as a subtle highlight, however the other 2 are matte powders.

The 3 contour shades (bottom row starting from left to right), the first contour colour is a pinky bronze colour, the next is a light camel nude colour and the last colour is a deep baked bronzed colour. all of which are matte.

The 2 baked illuminating highlighters on the right hand side of the photo are beautifully pigmented and consist of (top right) a silver/white glitter with gold veins running through it to give it that golden glow. The second illuminating highlighter (bottom right) is a champagne gold to give that very bronzed highlight.

The highlight and contour colours are a very creamy texture. If you are a fan of powder contouring but not so it looks caky then you'll love the texture of these powders. As the palette has such a range in between the shades, there is a shade for everyone, whether you are more tanned or on the slightly paler side.

I found that mixing the 2nd and 3rd of the contour colours worked best for me and using the highlighter in the bottom row gave me that ultimate glow. Here are some pictures of the finished make-up look.




As you can see the highlight is very illuminating, compared to other highlighters I have used I'd definitely say that this one completed my make up look nicely. The contour shades blend so easily into any foundation or base because of the creamy texture. This is such a bargain at £8.

Tell me your experience if you have purchased this palette or let me know of other contour palettes you have tried that you have enjoyed?




Balmain x H&M Collection

10/22/2015

So I've been so excited to hear that the Balmain x H&M collaboration is near enough 2 weeks away from going into our h&m stores!  (November 5th) With an average price list that has come out today for the collection. It's definitely going to be a splurge if your looking to get some of the statement items. H&M have said that you are going to be looking at £399 for one of Balmains most expensive embellished dresses. But don't worry they aren't all at that price range! However most of the dresses will be priced over £100. I'm happy that they have marked their T-Shirts, Blouses, Trousers and skirts at the £50 mark.


This is the £399 dress shown on Gigi Hadid, which is such a gorgeous piece. If you were keen on Taylor Swifts recent look at the Billboard Music Awards 2015, this piece will also be for sale in the collection.

Taylor Swift in Balmain at the Billboard Music AwardsGigi Hadid


The main thing I personally love about this collection created by Olivier Rousteing, is the amount of gorgeous gold pieces & jewels used to make every item pop. When you look at some of the pieces you definitely will be thinking, when on earth am I ever going to get to wear something so glam and out there!? These pieces are definitely very signature to the true Balmain design. Olivier has been very clever with who has he picked to be modelling and showing off the brand. With the likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid being the main faces for the collection, this is definitely going to be something popular flying all over social media. I believe there are also some VS models in the mixture too, loving his designs.

They also have a set of beautiful caged heels to show off too, these are so gorgeous but I don't even want to know the price! Here are some of my personal favourite pieces.



If you want to have a look at the collection they have created a Lookbook page for you to see all the pieces worn in different ways! I adore the use of black and gold so much.

Have a look at the collection on line and let me know what your favourite piece is!








Looking After Your Skin & Different Types of Skin

10/15/2015


Having a skin routine

It can sometimes sound like a chore when it comes to finding a skin care routine that works for you. I for one can definitely not stick to the same routine. Of course I have my favourites that I will use religiously, simply because I believe they work well for me. I believe once you begin having a skin regime you won't be able to go without it. Especially if your finding it's showing results. Its considered to keep a daily up keep of your routine to maintain best results for you.


For me, the best time to do my skin care routines is in the morning, when I wake up, after I shower, and before I go to bed. I have 2 different routines for the morning and the evening. My evening one is definitely more important to me. I think that it's nice to leave your skin to work its magic overnight. I like using water based products. For example, I will use a micellar water instead of a make up wipe as I believe this is kinder for the skin. I will also use a toner. I love tea tree oil based toners as this really feels like its working to clear my skin. I will use this in the evening. In the morning I would use more of a refreshing, replenishing skin toner to wake my skin up for a fresh day look and normally just moisturiser as a base before I prime my face. One main important thing I love doing before I go to bed is using my Olay Pro X brush with my Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 face wash and mask. I like to apply it as a mask and leave it on for 5 minutes, this reduces redness and gets working on my pores. Then I like to use my Olay brush to massage the product in, working as a face wash to thoroughly moisturise and then rinse, this makes my skin feel silky smooth and fresh. This routine works perfect for me.  I will go ahead and use other products I feel I need to improve my skin at the time. E.g., spot control cream or a rich moisturiser if I am feeling dry. I also have a tea tree oil face wash I use instead of the Neutrogena just in case my skins has break outs.



'Its so important to focus and look after yourself'
I believe its so important to understand the type of skin that you have and how you should be treating it on a daily basis. Choosing the best skin care for your face and body is essential in your skins health and just looking after yourself during your ageing process! There are 5 different types of skin these are: dry, normal, combination, sensitive and oily.
If you have normal skin, this means there is no trace of oil in your skin, your skin appears and feels soft and smooth and stays hydrated enough for an even skin tone.
If you have oily skin this means that you'll have certain places on your face, mainly forehead, chin and nose that'll produce more oil than necessary throughout the day. If you do have oily skin its very important to make sure you have a good cleansers to wash away the oil left on your face during the day.
If you have dry skin it means that your skin isn't producing enough oils to keep it soft and smooth. The skin can be flaky and feel tight throughout the day. Its important to find moisturisers that are rich and soak into the skin properly to give it a deep but gentle cleanse.
If you have combination skin this means that you will have dry spots and oily spots. The oily spots normally form around your t-zone section. The dry bits can form around your mouth, cheeks and eye areas can get quite dry as well. Its good to make sure that you buy the right products for combination skin as you could risk using the wrong product and making your skin either more oily or to dry. You can get combination skin make up wipes which will focus on the right areas of your face and protect them against dry and oily skin.
Having sensitive skin is different for different people. It could mean that you have sensitive skin due to a skin condition like eczema or your skin can become easily irritated. There are so many masks and skin care products that specialise for sensitive skin. Treating your skin gently is very important and making sure your not scrubbing or using harsh exfoliators.
I hope this has been helpful and encourages people to want to take care of their skin! There are so many products you can purchase under £5 that are brilliant! So keep an eye out and try some!
R.H x

Help to get that flawless foundation look - Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

10/14/2015
 
When it came to deciding how to apply my foundation, I admittedly always used to use my fingers..I know so yuk!! But that was years ago...I started off with a foundation brush but realised it was never flawless for me and always clung to my dry patches too much and I could never even it out or blend it properly. So, you can imagine when I found this beauty in my local boots I had to try it. I couldn't believe it was only £5.99 compared to the prices of some of the popular beauty blenders this was really good. What I find useful about this particular sponge is that it comes with 3 different sides giving you all the options of applying without all the different brushes! These 3 sides, I've labeled on the top pic:

  • The flat edge - this is the side I use most for under my eyes, my cheek area and my forehead 
  • The precision point - this I mainly use if I need to touch up during the day but it's very good to use when covering up anything you want to dissapear! 
  • The rounded sides - this is the main bit of the sponge to blend out on larger areas of your face. 
For best results with this sponge definitely use it damp, if it's too dry, it's hard to blend out and make use of the foundation that you have. So soak the sponge and squeeze out all the excess till damp then apply. The sponge will grow in size and then you can spread a small bit of foundation a long way, it also makes your foundation routine so much quicker!

I like to have a full coverage and I have used this beauty sponge with about 3/4 foundations and it definitely allows me to build up to a full coverage without going patchy or look like I've put to much on!

This will definitely be my go to on how to put my foundation on, I am yet to try a beauty blender of any type, so if you already have please comment below if you'd think I'd like the beauty blender, I'd love to try it!

Thanks again for reading!
R.H x

Product mentioned: http://m.feelunique.com/p/Real-Techniques-Miracle-Complexion-Sponge

Mac Lipstick Favourites

10/12/2015

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The reason I am going to be talking about these 2 particular lipsticks is because I re-purchase them as soon as I run out, so they're definitely products that I want to share with you guys as I'm absolutely in love with them and they're 100% always in my daily make-up routines. I would NEVER post about something I didn't love as I want you guys to be aware of the best!
The first lipsticks of the 2 is from the MAC Matte collection as this is in the colour Honey Love. This lipstick is definitely one of those perfect pink nudes. The colour I would say is more of a lighter, paler nude but perfect with a gloss or on its own. I use this colour for a day make-up look and definitely can be worn as a night look too. This lipstick as shown in its name has a matte finish I personally like to wear mine with a balm underneath to give it a shine or a clear lip gloss on top for more of a shimmer. This lipstick is wearable for dark and pale skin although I think as it's quite pale it looks better on the light/medium skin tone depending on your desired look.

Here is MAC Honey Love:
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The Second holy grail lipstick of mine is the Velvet Teddy Matte Mac Lipstick.  The velvet teddy lipstick is the most popular of the Mac lipstick collection. I would say that this lipstick is more of a mauve nude a lot deeper in colour than honey love. This lipstick goes very well with the spice mac lip liner which is my favourite pair as they work so well together. The velvet teddy is a matte finish lipstick I think this is definitely worn best without a shiny finish. I have re bought this lipstick without question about 5 times now and is definitely a must have in a make up collection. It goes with almost everything as it is the ideal nude, not too pink, not to pale and definitely not to brown. I think this is good for every skin tone, however I do think that it could wash out some paler skin tones. It creates a warmer finish to your make up look and definitely lasts for a long time, along with all the Mac lipsticks.

Here is Velvet Teddy:

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Here are some swatches to show you the comparison in colours between the two:
Left is Honey Love and Right is Velvet Teddy
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Top is Honey Love and Bottom is Velvet Teddy.

Both of these lipstick are priced at £15.50.

Thank you for reading lovely's post any questions you may have below. I wanna check out some new blogs so post your links below!

R.H x



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Beauty review: Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NC44




I have always had trouble finding a shade with Mac. After going into Mac and getting my colour matched I found that it was never the perfect match compared to the other foundations I have used. However, I found that I 100% needed a yellow undertone to my foundation due to my skin tone being an olive tone and I also fake tan as well. So I found that the NC44 was my ideal! 

I found this foundation has the perfect consistency without being too runny or too thick. It dries really well too. I apply mine with a beauty blender and this gives me a medium/full coverage depending on what look I want to have. I would say that when buying this foundation it's best to buy the Mac foundation pump with it too, it gives the perfect amount with one pump for one area of skin and saves you a lot of foundation!

I have combination skin at the minute and I'd say that I don't find that this foundation clings onto my dry bits as much as others, but can go oily on my t-zone a bit throughout the day, but nothing I can't fix with a bit of powder for a nice finish! Overall this foundation is definitely perfect for everyday wear and therefore very practical!

Hope you enjoyed reading this review!
R.H x

Fall Fashion Look



Today I just thought I’d share my idea of a perfect fall fashion look. Perfect for date night and for during the day, for shopping or wherever you may spend your weekend!
I will share the links below if anyone is interested in purchasing these! Whole outfit under for £100!




Heels – I cannot find the link to these but they were only £15 from tescos but any heels will go with this look!
Hope you enjoyed this outfit of the day let me know if you’d like me to do more outfit posts like this :)

Let me know your favourite fall fashion outfits?

A Fresh Glow


 

 



I have been so excited to talk about this product as it’s been the first item in a while that I can 100% consider my holy grail! The  Balm Mary Lou Manizer highlighter hands down is the best highlighter for me out there. I started using this product about 2 weeks ago after wearing ones such as the Mac soft and gentle and in comparison the Mary Lou Manizer is so pigmented and has the perfect creamy, silky texture, it also  has that lovely champagne shimmer glow that I love. I use the product to highlight, applying with a fan brush on the tops of my cheek bones (above my contour), down my nose, across my chin, on my Cupid’s bow and across my forehead lightly. I feel like this gives me the perfect summer glow. It’s perfect if you like the dewy finish to your make up/foundation routine, it gives you that fresh summer shine.





















I had debated this product for so long and I’m so glad I finally purchased it the packaging is very unique and fun, also like the rest of the brand. For the retail price of £17.50 now in the sale for less I believe(http://m.feelunique.com/p/theBalm-Mary-Lou-Manizer-Luminizer-8.5g) it definitely goes a long way and definitely worth the money! Even though this my seem like another step in your make up routine but I believe that without this I don’t get that extra pop I need for my finished look.

I’m really loving this look at the minute, I hope this has been helpful and inspired you to go out and give this a go!