Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts Review

As promised in my Make up Revolution hamper prize post I am bringing you a full review of these rather gorgeous Blushing hearts! Makeup revolution sell six different kinds of blushing hearts which I'm adamant on owning all of them! After only being introduced to this brand a few weeks ago it has certainly transformed my life, I cant seem to find any fault with the price, packaging or quality, there really is no catch with their products!
As I've mentioned before in the previous post the packaging just does it for me! Its so beautiful and eye catching and even the heart shape for the blushers is just genius and the compact size is perfect for storage.
I have only been wearing a highlighter since last year and have been wearing the sleek face contour kit one ever since. I was excited to try this and the highlighter is a bit pinker but not as sheer and white as the one I wear now, you can tell more on the swatched image below what it looks like. I usually apply my highlighter with my fingers as it's much easier to target specified areas than with a brush. I find that its quite difficult to get much pay off with this highlighter with my fingers though, I think this will probably get easier once the product has been used more. However, I do really like the tone of this highlighter as I find some of them are far too shimmery, so in that respect I really do like it. How do you all apply powdered highlighter? I would love to know some tips!
I am a prolific bronzer user and will use anything that might help me achieved that sun kissed look. I love the colour of this bronzer as it sort of already has an inbuilt highlighter as the colour is very shimmery once applied. For me its the perfect colour for bronzer as it's not to dark and I prefer to build the colour up gradually. I usually pop this over the top of some blusher on my cheekbones, jawline, sides of my nose and around my hairline with a contouring brush.
I have never been much of a wearer of blusher as I always have ridiculously red cheeks anyway! Blushers which are just one block colour really scare me too as I always find myself putting on way too much than I need. This triple baked blusher has converted me! The 3 colours blended together don't make the colour as scary or pink. The initial swatch of colour does give a lot of pay off but I am wary of this and usually blow off the excess powder on the brush. I use some of this lightly with a brush on the top part of cheek bones as it really helps to contour my face, I then follow this up with some bronzer on top which helps the blusher to blend in even more.
Swatches on my arms never end well,. So swatching out onto a pice of paper really does show you how the colour exactly comes out and before its blended into my skin. As you can see none of the colours are too bold or bright, for me it really is love at first swatch.
For only £4.99 each the quality and look of the product is fab. The colours are so wearable and they last on my skin all day. My favourites are definitely the triple baked bronzer and blusher as they work so well together. 
If you're looking for new contouring products in your life, these might be what you're looking for! I have not used my sleek contour kit since as I much prefer the blended colours than just one block of bronzer or blusher. As I mentioned at the start Makeup Revolution sell a further three blushing hearts which look just an amazing as these, they are definitely going to be on my Christmas list this year!

What do you think of Makeup revolution? Have you tried these before? What do you think of the blushing hearts?

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Monday, October 27, 2014

OOTD | Missguided lovin'

Necklace - River Island
Boots* - Bank

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! This weekend James came to stay so I thought it would be time that I showed him the sights of Dartmoor! Living in Plymouth does have it s benefits, as you are a stones throw away from the sea as well as the moors. I thought it would be fitting to shoot in an empty graveyard with it being Halloween and everything this weekend! I am loving this Missguided duo, the dress is such a staple and is from their basics range costing me something ridiculous like £7.99, it is perfect for work and with any kind of cardigan/jacket that you can think of. I fell in love with these loop knitted cardigans, they have them in quite a few colours but oxblood is my favourite kind of colour for autumn and I just love it so much, it's so big and warm and I almost feel like a sheep in it! It's such a perfect combo for an autumnal day and it really didn't set me back much when there was 15% student discount running at the time too!

What do you think of this outfit? Do you love this type of cardigan? What do you think of the location of the pictures?

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Friday, October 24, 2014

OOTD | Hedonia

Scarf - Primark
Leather Jacket - Bershka
Boots* - Bank

As much as I love oxblood and deep berry colours for A/W, my heart will never stray far from the monochrome trend. Hedonia are on point with this dress, it offers the perfect contrasting colours, and I absolutely adore the mesh overlay skirt which adds volume and shape to the bodice. It's probably my favourite dress ever, it makes for the perfect day look with a grungy leather jacket and a super thick primark scarf, only £7 by the way.. bargain! I know that this dress would look amazing for a night out too in either the winter or summer with some chunky heels and gold accessories, it's got a stunning cross over body at the back too which definitely makes a statement look. It's the most perfect versatile dress, and I really do feel like a princess in it! If this dress wasn't perfect enough Hedonia also sell this dress in the opposite colours so a black bodice and white mesh skirt, which is part of Hedonias new autumn/winter stock which I strongly recommend a peek at!

I hope you all have a brilliant weekend! What are you all up to? What do you think of this dress? Do you like this outfit? Have you heard of Hedonia before?

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Winter footwear Wishlist

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Long hot bubble baths (lush of course), candles, snow, hot chocolates, films, Christmas. Winter really cannot get any better for me, not forgetting the amazing footwear that comes with it. Winter offers so many different styles than summer and I am currently besotted with all of the above!

Fluffy sandals are just the perfect, dainty and feminine heels, I'm currently toying over a colour to wear to my graduation, but the height of these is debatable. I am tempted to buy a plain pair and attach the marabou myself, anyone interested in a DIY post on this?! Boots in general are my favourite type of shoes for winter, long, ankle, thigh length, I'm not too bothered. I fell in love with this long pair of ASOS boots though after seeing them on a few bloggers and they look like the perfect fit, and not as if they will fall down all the time. Lastly you need at least one pair of flats in your life for winter if you can bear the cold exposed feet, I'm always partial to a bit of leopard print and its a huge trend on accessories this winter. Last but not least is this incredibly sparkly pair of brogues, I just want these because, well sparkles! Whats not to love?!

What do you think of my picks? Which pair is your favourite? What are your favourite shoes to wear in the winter?

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