Sunday, 30 October 2016

NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray Review

I only started using setting sprays just over a year ago after I discovered the L'Oréal Fixing Mist. I can't rave about this product more as it keeps your makeup lasting much longer than it would by just using a powder. I have combination skin so struggle to keep my skin from looking greasy as well as avoiding dry patches in certain areas. The only problem with it is that it has to be shaken quite a few times to help the powder dissolve into the liquid preventing the 'white spots' that some people get.

I was given a pamper bag by Holly with a few treats inside. One of them was the NYX Setting Spray and I had actually been eyeing this up because I was so impressed with the L'oréal mist and wanted to see how different brands differed. This doesn't need shaking but I do it anyway due to habit. I mist it over my face and waft it dry to help it dry quicker. It leaves a glowy finish on my face helping my makeup to look more natural. (The other mist can look a little matte for a but before my skin's natural 'glow' begins to come through.) However, this doesn't last as long as my other mist but it does make my makeup last longer than it would with just powder which is a great bonus!

Overall, I would recommend this product if you love a good glow and want more natural looking makeup rather than matte if you have dry skin.

Have you tried setting sprays or fixing mists before? If so, what did you think to them?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x


Sunday, 23 October 2016

3 Favourites about Autumn/Winter

In the UK, the colder weather has certainly begun! I don't really cope well in colder months. I am the first one to get cold and my dressing gown doesn't leave me at all! However, there are a few things that I do enjoy about these seasons.

1. Clothing
I feel that in Autumn/Winter it is more appropiate to wear comfy clothing such as baggy jumpers layered with anything you choose as long as it is comfy. I really love the changing colours and this is definitely reflected in clothing. I look forward to going shopping and buying new pieces.

2. Blankets and Dressing Gowns
More often than not, I will be wearing my dressing gown as soon as I have walked through the door. I literally live in it. I love the feeling of being all cosy and snug. I will also grab my blanket out when watching TV so that I can really snuggle up and not be cold.

3. Makeup
As cliché as it sounds, I really enjoying experimenting more a little with makeup in the colder months. I find that you can be a little more intense than you can with Summer. I don't tend to wear much makeup in the Summer as I find it doesn't last very long so don't see the point in putting the effort in for it not to last.

Do you have any favourites in Autumn/Winter?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

A Trio of Top Eye Products

I hardly wear any eye products in the day as I am either just nipping out or I am at college so don't see the point in putting in the effort. However, if I am going out for a meal or going shopping, I will put in the effort but it is still limited. I thought I'd make a post sharing 3 of my favourite products that I use.

I apply this with a flat brush as I hate the feeling of product on my fingers and by using a brush, I can be more precise and add more pigmentation. I then blend this out using the Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush.

This was one of the first few MAC products that I owned and still love it! I either apply this on its own if I am trying to hurry up or I will apply On and On Bronze and then this over the top to give a more golden look rather than bronze.

If I am feeling super lazy or just want to highlight certain areas on my eyes, I will use this. I will apply this all over my lid and in the corner of my eye for a simple yet classic look. If I decide I want add to an overall look, I will apply this in the centre of my lids too add highlight.

Do you have any products that you use on a regular basis?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Random Favourites

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask

I have really been loving this mask! It helps to calm down nay redness in my face and reduces and blemishes that have appeared. The price of the mask is really affordable at only £8 but Boots often have it on offer for £5. 

(click here for skincare routine!)

I bought my boots around 2 months ago in preparation for the colder weather from Matalan. I decided to go for the suede option as I prefer the more matte look as opposed to the leather. I have been wearing them everyday as they are so comfy and makes an outfit look a little more put together rather than wearing trainers. However, I can't find them on the site but these boots from Tesco are ver similar.

I saw Holly a little over a week ago and she kindly gave me a bag with different products in for me to have. I didn't waste any time when it came to trying out the oil. My hair is a blonde ombré so can look dull and dry fairly often if I have been using my straighteners fairly often. As soon as I saw this I put a few pumps into my hands and applied it to the bottom half if my hair. I was surprised that the oil wasn't really thick and sticky and was amazed by how good it smelt! I have really noticed how glossy, smooth and healthy my hair is looking as so have other people. I would highly recommend this product! (I believe they have changed the name and packaging but do double check first)

I not a typical hot drink person. If someone was to ask me if I wanted a drink, it would 99% be water. I have never really been interested in tea but one thing I drink in the winter is hot chocolate. I like coffee but only in a small amount. I was walking around Tesco trying to find a new tub of hot choc when I found these sachets of mocha. It's basically hot chocolate and coffee mixed together. I have been obsessed! I try not to have them too often as too much of it isn't great but I see it as a nice treat for yourself when you're feeling a little low on energy (which is quite often for a student) or just to warm you up.

I have been wearing glasses for the past 2 years (or at least I was suppose to). I recently had an eye test and one of my eyes has gotten worse which meant I needed to have a new pair of glasses. I chose the 'Cherry' glasses with the anti glare tint because they will be used for driving and computers. I picked them up on Friday and feel as if everything is now in HD, it's great!

My lips get really dry in the winter as I am sure most other people suffer with the same problem. To help this, I have been putting my trusty Carmex on as well as mixing in one of the Soap and Glory Gloss Sticks that I got a few years ago for a pop of colour and extra moisture.

What have your favourites been recently?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Sephora Sheet Mask - Green Tea

Back in July when I was in Italy, my skin was feeling a little dry as I was using a different sun cream for my face and sitting in the sun didn't help. In the local town was a Sephora, so of course I had a little look around. It was only a small shop so there wasn't much to choose from. However, what I did find were some sheet face masks. Pretty much everyone is using a sheet face mask and wanted to try it for myself. I picked up 4 but have only recently given the green tea mask (this one) a try as my skin had a few blemishes going on.

This mask has been designed to target blemishes and oily skin. It is really simple to follow the instructions as you simply tear the bottom off and pull out the mask. There is a pink layer attached to help keep the product in the sheet but you simply peel this off and apply to your face. Et voila! I was really surprised as to how much product was in the packet and how much was on the mask as I was getting everywhere. I left the mask for 15 minutes and peeled the mask off. The instructions said to massage the remaining product into the skin and let it soak in.

It was a really simple process and I wasn't left with excess mask on my face as I could use it as a moisturiser. My skin felt refreshed and my skin looked calmer which was a bonus!

I will be trying the other masks that I bought to see how they compare and will give an update once they've been tested.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x