Sunday, 28 June 2015

|Fashion| Don't be Jel of my Gel shoes!

Leggings- H&M £5.99
Black Top- H&M  £5.99 
Kimono- H&M. £7.99
Shoes- Deichmann £5.99

Recently, I have been slacking off alot, even with my writing. Instead, I have been passing time, playing Animal Crossing New Leaf and browsing Tumblr for 'Kawaii' blogs.

Did you hear that there is going to be an Animal Crossing Spin off? 
It's called Happy Home Designer and  kinda reminds me of MySims, where you just design and create for the villagers.
It's set to be released the end of July for Japan and early October 2015 for us and judging from the footage, I'm still fifty-fifty on whether or not I would buy it.
One thing I love about New Leaf, is all the cute furniture and almost endless possibilities of customisation, however, some things I want, I can't have due to it being DLC only available in Japan- but from what I heard, this new game is literally gives you the whole catalogue to dabble with. 

You hear that Apollo- you will have that Princess room and you will enjoy it! 

Speaking of cute, I just had to show you this fluorescent pink chiffon kimono I got from H&M! 
It's perfect for just throwing over some leggings and a basic shirt to sproosh up that Lazy Sunday outfit. You can still find this from many of their stores for £7.99, however I can't find it online. 
But not to worry, here is an alternative for you online addicts out there! 

What do you think of my Gel shoes? I personally love them! :) 
I remember having so many of these as a kid, I had ones like these and I had pink, glittery ones with a heel. 

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

|Lush Review| Dark Angels Cleanser

Hey everyone. 

I've been quite lucky in regards to my skin. 
I've never had acne nor had oily skin and only have the occasional break out- whenever I'm run down or stressed. However, it doesn't mean that I should neglect skin care altogether. 
Admittedly in the past and by that I mean a few years ago, I rarely looked after my skin, I only use to remove my make-up with a wet wipe but never really dedicated my skin in washing it with a cleanser- only with soap and water. 
However, I slowly started to get into a routine- starting out with various drugstore scrubs like Superdrug's Tea tree range, exfoliators, freederm and even St Ives but I always had found that they caused my skin to appear a bit redder than normal. 

So fast forward to last year, when I started experimenting with alot of Lush products and since then I feel like my skin is on top form. 
The Aqua Marina cleanser, which I have reviewed in the past (check the Lushie index above)- was one of my favourite face washes until I purchased Dark Angels a month ago. 
Like most cleansers this cost £6.95 per pot and in each pot you receive 100g

It contains black sugar and charcoal to help exfoliate the skin whilst avocado oils soften the skin and with a combined mixture of Sandalwood and rosewood oils that gives it, that earthy scent and creating a cooling sensation to the skin. 
How you use these cleansers is simple: you pick up a small portion in your hand, wet it and rub it onto the skin, then after buffing it in, you wash it away. 

Easier said than done. 
What I have found with this, after washing away the actual product, I'm sometimes left with a black tint to my skin that only comes away with a bit of scrubbing. Something I don't expect from a cleanser. 
Oh, also it stains ceramic. 
Am I doing it wrong or something? 
Yet it does earn points for ensuring that my skin looks incredibly clear, the clearest that it's been in a long time- so much so that I rarely wear as much foundation and concealer as I use to! 
It is just that good. 

Should you buy? 
If you are looking for a Vegan face wash that won't really break the bank- than I recommend this to you. Some people have remarked that they generally dislike the smell of Dark Angels, however it reminds me of the Black Jack sweets- and I quite like that. 
It does lose points for staining my skin at times, but honestly, my skin has never looked this good! 
Also, I heard many people quote this as being a close dupe of MAC Volcanic Ash exfoliator which will set you back a good $29. 
And you don't have to use it for your face, it can be used for ANY part of the body, so if you suffer from breakouts on your back- than this would also be perfect for you. 
I suggest that when you pop into Lush, request a sample of this :) 

And once you collect 5 black pots, take them back to them for a free face mask ;) 

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

|Beauty| MUA Probase Prime and Conceal Powder

A while back, I couldn't help but rave about something similar to this product from the same brand- which you can read HERE
Whereas that product was cream based, this is a powder. 

Now, this product only set me back £4 and you can either pick this up from your local superdrug store (if they stock Make-up Academy) or you can order it from their official website.
This is a baked formula that is very silky to the touch and you use it as a finish to brighten the complexion and conceal any problem areas, like dark circles or red blotches. 
I have both.

The different colours on the wheel serve different purposes: 

Lilac- Brightens a dull complexion 

Peach- The warmth of the peach, neutralises dark circles

Green- Counteracts the red tones in the skin. 

Yellow- Cancels out purple under eye circles (works best for tanned and olive skin tones)

To be honest, I wasn't exactly wowed by this product. It works but doesn't give me that perfect finish like the pro base prime and conceal kit. 
It isn't really pigmented and the swatches in the photographs were swiped over and over again to get some colour pay off. One positive thing that I will take away from this, is that it doesn't look cakey nor does it enlarge my pores, like some powders and concealers do. 

Should you buy? 
To be honest, I would probably get the Pro Base Prime and Conceal kit instead.
Although in regards to make up, everyone is different, with different needs- so this may work for you. I know of many beauty bloggers who love this product and say the complete opposite to what I just have. So it's a bit of a gamble. 

How do you conceal your imperfections? Or do you? :) 

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