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Ultimate Black Feline Eyes with Estée Lauder

2/19/2016

So, for me, eyes are the second most important part of your makeup, 1st being my face make up! It's the main thing that people look at on a day to day basis. So, it's important to have the right stuff to make them look amazing, right? I was lucky enough to receive these items as a gift a few months back and I honestly haven't gone a day without using them since, they change your eye make up game to make your eyes pop. 

So, today I have a little trio for you from Estee Lauder. These include a mascara, lash primer and an eyeliner pencil. These 3 products put together make for an amazing, sleek, easy eye look and are obviously extremely quick to apply.


I'm going to talk about the products in the order that I would use them. So after I've done all my face make up I will start by using the Estee Lauder Little Black Primer. This primer retails at £20 from John Lewis and is a 6ml bottle. I find this size perfect as you can fit it easily in your make up bag to top up your lashes if you feel you want to throughout the day. Unlike normal lash primers that are normally white, this is a black tinted primer, which means it can be worn on its own if your going for that light lash look. This primer is very lengthening which is amazing when your put your mascara on top, you don't need a lot of product and your lashes look extra long and wispy. This little black primer has a water-resistant top coat which is a barrier for smudging and flaking. This will always be a first step with prepping my lashes and it makes such a noticeable difference. 


My second step would then be to apply my mascara. For this, the mascara that I use on a day to day basis is the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara which is £21 at John Lewis. Wow, that's a mouthful. Anyway, this mascara is extremely bold and is still going after 4 months with a lot of product left! You don't need a lot of this on top of the primer to create that false lash effect. The main thing I adore about this mascara, is no matter how much you put on, it doesn't clump on your lashes one bit, it also doesn't clump up on the brush either which is a plus. It lasts all day, I never have to top it up. This is 1 of 2 mascaras that I can wear, as mascaras tend to drop flakes and blot under my eyes and I have never experience that with this mascara. I will definitely be repurchasing! 


So, my final step, after I have done all my eye makeup, or lashes. I move on to what I feel like finishes any eye look off and that's the Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil. This pencil is £16.50 and you can see in the picture after wearing this near enough everyday for 4 months, how much product is left, its incredible! I tend to just place this product on my bottom inner lash line and my tight line. This eyeliner pencil can also be use to create a winged liner effect as it is very easy to smudge out giving that sultry smokey eye. Overall this product is very bold and glides on effortlessly with only 1-2 top ups a day if you have watery eyes like me! This product doesn't smudge below your waterline or drop throughout the day which is a major pro! 

I hope you've enjoyed a little run down on my 3 favourite products that create my everyday eye looks. What are your favourite eye products to use? 


Beauty Favourite: Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

2/18/2016


I have finally decided to do a post on my holy grail foundation. I have been wearing this foundation for many years so I definitely thought it was now time to share with you guys just how amazing it really is, if you don't already know! 



The basic facts that people normally want to know about a foundation are, is it cakey? does it last long?, what coverage has it got?, is it lightweight?, will it achieve a flawless look? I have tried many foundations all based on reviews that I read and first impression videos I watch on Youtube. I've spend £50+ on designer branded foundations and tried the £5.99 drugstore ones. After many years testing the waters with different complexions I discovered Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I first heard about this through my mum, she wore this and as far as I know she's stuck using it so I thought I'd have to at least give it a go. I never really saw Estee Lauder raved about online at the time purchasing this so I was a bit hesitant. 

Estee Lauder were very helpful when it first came to deciding on a colour as I had no idea what to go for. My neck was a lot darker than my face due to fake tan, so I obviously wanted it to match and blend in with my neck and she understood this. At first I got matched with a colour that turned out to be a bit grey for me in the undertone of the foundation but we tried one that had a yellow undertone and matched perfectly, just in case you are wondering this is colour 'Honey Bronze - 4W1'. This colour matches perfectly even when I'm on holiday for the evenings. 


  1. This foundation has very high coverage and you hardly have to use any product to achieve this look.
  2. This foundation is £30 but lasts ten times longer than a foundation you spend less on that you have to use more of. 
  3. This foundation has 15 hours stay, I personally think it lasts longer!
  4. You can rub your face and the product will not come off on your hands or clothes at all.
  5. It stays in place all day and does not move around your face.
  6. You can contour, conceal, correct all over the top of this foundation and it will not look like too much.
  7. You can build the product up to get your desired look.
  8. It has SPF 10.
  9. It is matte, lightweight and breathable.


Overall I absolutely adore this foundation. I can put it on at 6am for work, finish work at 8pm and it will still look perfect until I go to bed. I have had moments where my double wear has ran out and I go to try another foundation, I give it a few days and can't even compare it to the double wear. I will always go back to it so thats a very positive pro! I think the price is very good considering the product you are receiving the packaging is gorgeous in a glass bottle. One thing that most people don't like about it is that it doesn't come with a pump, however a little fact is that if you buy the Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Pump, this actually fits on top of the Estee Lauder bottle which is handy! The foundation isn't watery so the way I like to use the product is to just tip the bottle onto my hand or straight onto my beauty blender as you have all control of the amount of product your get. 

So, overall if you haven't tried this foundation and want to I highly recommend giving it a go!

You can purchase it here:

Let me know if you have tried it and what your thoughts are. 




Long Lashes All Day - NEW Seventeen Long Lash Mascara

2/15/2016


Hello my gorgeous readers! Today I am here with a drugstore product that I have been lucky enough to be sent to me by the wonderful people at Seventeen. If you know me well enough, you know that I am extremely picky when it comes to mascara's, as a lot of them tend to dot under my eye after half an hour of putting it on! So you can understand why it's hard for me to try and find one that doesn't do that. For that reason I was nervous to try this! 


Some facts about this product is that it is designed to give you longer looking lashes, obviously! This is exactly what it does. Seventeen have designed a wand that is smaller than your traditional mascara wand, meaning you can get into every lash possible, giving you the best results with each individual lash. The wand captures the lash from bottom to top giving you that really bold false long lash effect. I definitely saw these results.

The mascara is a very long wearing mascara, I can put this on at 6am and it'll still be smudge free and all still in place and looking very long before I take it off for bed. This mascara doesn't drop dry bits onto my face like some mascara's do after wearing them for long amounts of time. The brush is brilliant for blending in your top lashes into your falsies to! Personally for me I needed to apply 2 coats of this mascara to get my desired look. After 2 coats, this mascara doesn't clump it doesn't get sticky and concentrate in one place it glides on creating separated long lashes looking very natural. 


A massive comparison for me is that I was currently using the Estee Lauder double wear mascara and  going from a high end product, this is almost a definite dupe of this. I have not noticed any difference in comparison with the boldness, length of wear and the long lasting results. Definitely a good product by Seventeen. 

Currently retailing for £6.99 at boots here: http://www.boots.com/en/SEVENTEEN-Long-Lash-Mascara_1804215/

Hope you found a new product you love, take care!


The Professional Hair Game Changer: Envy Professional

2/07/2016


We all love and enjoy having freshly washed hair. It's finding the right products to achieve's that same feel as when we leave the salon with a fresh look. I have finally found holy grails product that I can 100% recommend to achieve the salon finish look. 

After trying the 3 steps once I became obsessed with this set. When I was drying my hair after my shower my hair just felt so lightweight but not fly away or static at all. It was so easy to dry and dried very straight too, which normally doesn't happen easily. It felt so nice to run my fingers through and was very shiny. I wanted to see how long this lasted and It felt silky smooth until the 3rd day which is the average time in between that you wash your hair anyway! So I was very impressed. My hair was completely tangle free and so easy to brush through it felt as light as a feather. Waking up the next morning I was surprised to notice that my hair hadn't change at all. It was so smooth that my hair really hadn't moved around and tangled up like it would normally do and was still easy for me to run my fingers through it. I am going to run you through the 3 steps of this treatment to get the results that I did. 




This step is a treatment that you place all over your hair just to basically 'prime' your hair before you get in the shower. It is an intense treatment that restores your damaged hair for all hair types. The 12 Dual Fix Treatment delivers 12 treatments throughout your hair to relieve if from any harm and replenish and restore your natural oils in your hair to make it look fresh again. 






This shampoo is advertised as a gentle cleansing shampoo. I was so hesitant to try this as I dye my hair jet black and was worried that I was going to rub the shampoo in and my hair dye be stripped! The consistency of the shampoo is like an oil to give you that intense shine without being oily and greasy. It massaged beautifully into my hair generating loads of foam off the smallest bit of shampoo.  When washing this out I could already feel the difference in my hair being a lot smoother to the tip. The good thing about all these products is that they're suitable for all hair types and a massive +++ for me is that it doesn't strip any hair dye. 



This was my favourite step, being the final step this meant washing all the product out and getting your finished look. This conditioner had the consistency of a normal condition. It is designed to smooth out and detangle your hair to make it easier for styling your hair. Washing this conditioner out was a dream, my hair had never felt like that with any other conditioner, and again this didn't strip my hair at all. These products smell gorgeous too which is an added bonus.  I made sure I conditioned right up to my roots to give me that silky, smooth finish from the root to the ends. 


If you would like to try this out for yourself please visit www.envypro.co.uk the RRP price of the Envy Blowdry Set is £40 for my lucky readers I have a 40% discount code BLOG40 (valid till 29th Feb 2016)