Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Benefit 'Powderflage'

Today's review is of Benefits powderflage, for anyone wondering it is quite the challenge photographing this tiny weeny pot with an iPod camera so i did use the benefit website image of this product which i will post a link to at the end of this review! 

I know most people wont even consider this because it is a powder concealer. Yep, that's right powder power! for the people who know me well enough to see me without makeup (feel incredibly special right now) then you'll know i am rather insecure about my under eye dark circles... I've tried various concealers and correctors and i just don't notice that big a difference. I don't have mass amounts of money so i do try and stick to brands i can find in shops such as boots, I am comfortably using No17 heavy duty under eye concealer at the moment but again i still feel they stand out. 

I had this little pot of pink powdery-ness given to me as a gift a little while back and at first i hated it!, it made my eyes dry, it made them shimmery and i refused to put it on my face. But, after learning new tips about makeup and how to apply it, i noticed a massive difference in the effect of powderflage when it was put on top of my heavy duty under eye concealer. it lifted my eyes when i had a moisturised background to work on, which made all the difference. 

The slightly pink shimmery powder reflects light making your under eye dark circles appear lighter and less visible but, ensure you use a moisturising base so that it doesn't dry your eye area out. 

at £19.50 it isn't cheap for the amount that you get, but its the only thing which has made me feel thoroughly comfortable about my under eye dark circles and i will definitely purchase it when i run out of my current  pot, because although it is petite, you only need the smallest amount on the brush to blend in to make your eyes instantly brighter!



Thursday, 20 November 2014

French Manicure

I don't know why i love french manicures so much, but i do know why i hate beauty salons because like seriously why pay £30 plus for fake nails when your own are as good as any! Yes these are REAL NAILS (not mine though) Beautiful aren't they?  i was the one who, however, managed the french mani procedure and i am thrilled with the results. 

I used Nail Guide Tips to create an seemingly effortless white tip and by using a slightly coloured base coat in nude, adds to the professional look. A little bit of glittered top coat makes them a little more unique and perfect for a special night out! 


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Barry M - Gelly Hi-Shine Autumn Range

So yesterday i went out and brought three new shades of Barry M nail varnishes, they are of course from their Autumn Gelly Hi-Shine range as i figured it was fitting to add some colour to my very dark winter wardrobe. They are in the colours; Mustard, Chilli and Lychee. 

Although i adore all of the colours i brought i did immediately favor the Mustard colour as it isn't a colour which is commonly sought after, its unique and the colour is almost identical to the leaves wilting from the trees (rhyming genius over here.)

 All photos have been taken by moi and show the three nail varnishes purchased, and as you can tell, the mustard was my favorite to try out first!