Sunday, 16 March 2014

Eyes Lips Face review

 A couple of months ago I saw someone post about buying a load of makeup from Eyes Lips Face (or ELF) and they got it all really cheap so I decided to have a look on their website and see what they were offering. They do say that they are 'The home of low cost, quality makeup' and I'll give them half of it, a lot of the products are really really cheap which is what enticed me in, I ordered loads of things (13 to be exact) and managed to get some money off so it came to less that £30 but I would definitely rather pay more money and get good quality products, none of the products really did anything for me, they don't have very good pigmentation and I wouldn't recommend many of the products I bought.
 I'm only going to write about three of the products I bought, the blush - above, the bronzer - below and the concealer. The first product is the 'blush with brush in shy' it's an okay product, it does give a nice bit of colour to the cheeks but it's barely noticeable unless it's piled on, that might be because the colour is really pale but I would still expect a bit more colour. As you might be able to see, this product is very powdery which is probably why it doesn't give a very good colour. The brush is also useless, all brushes are when they come with makeup, I don't see why companies include them. At £2.50 it is a very cheap blush but you'll just end up buying another blush in a couple of weeks so you might as well just get the more expensive one that will actually do something for you.
 The next product is the 'bronzer in warm' this is the worst bronzer I've ever had, at £3.95 I should have expected it to be this bad but they do claim to have good quality products and this is just the opposite, I have to say when I first saw it it looked really nice, the matte black packaging really appealed to me but that is the only good thing about it, I did a swatch below to show how bad it is, the colours go from the top right pinky shade and go clockwise, there is just no pigmentation at all, when trying to get a swatch for each I had to really rub my finger in it and even then they are barely there! When using a brush you have to really swirl it around to get any sort of colour and even then you have to build it up and they are quite shimmery which was not a good look for me! I would definitely not spend any amount of money on this blush again, it's just not worth it, I've got a feeling this will be lying around in my makeup collection for a long time just collecting dust.
 The final product I've got to review is 'All over cover stick in Apricot Beige' this is the best product that I bought, it has a really nice peachy smell and it does give a nice coverage although by the end of the day it does go a bit cakey on dry patches or just wears off. This was only £1.95 and would be worth buying but when you add on delivery of £2.95, it's probably not.
Overall I wouldn't recommend buying anything from ELF, it's cheap but don't let that entice you in, it's not worth it and you'll just end up like me with loads of products in your makeup collection that you don't really use.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Goodbye Greasy Hair

For the past few months my hair has been getting really greasy, I have to wash it everyday and I know that's a bad thing but it's a tough circle to break, I don't want to wash it everyday but I have to because I couldn't go out in public with greasy hair. I'd got fed up of it so I decided to do some research, I went on one website and found loads of really good reviews of Lush's Jumping Juniper (above) so I decided to give it a try.

I was really excited to use this (that's probably really sad!) and I noticed the difference as soon as my hair started to dry, it usually looked a bit greasy at the roots when it had dried but that had gone with just one use of it. I washed my hair on Thursday morning and waking up on Friday morning I decided I could just use a bit of dry shampoo and I would be good for the day. I do still condition my hair; I use conditioner for greasy hair and only condition the ends.

This product is really good, I think it cost £5.50 which isn't that expensive, the lady in the Lush shop told me it should last a really long time as long as after using it you keep it dry.

I would recommend this to anyone who was having trouble with greasy hair. It smells nice and it's the first product I've found that keeps the greasiness at bay without the expensive price tag.

Ta ta for now!

Monday, 10 March 2014

What I'm giving up for Lent...

So we're nearly a week into Lent and I haven't had any chocolate yet! I decided that my chocolate addiction was getting a bit out of hand so I had to cut down, so I thought I might as well go the whole hog and give it up for Lent. I don't tell people how much chocolate I eat because it is a ridiculous amount, this is how much I love it so I had to give it up and prove to myself that I don't need it. Hopefully it will improve my skin too.

Another thing I've decided to give up is buying makeup! This one is going to be a hard one, I somehow manage to end up in Boots or Superdrug at least once a week and I can spend quite a bit. Hopefully I'll be able to manage this one and not persuade myself that I need another mascara or eye-liner because I really don't, most of my makeup is pretty new so it will last me till Easter Sunday (where I'm sure I will have a big list of all the makeup I want/need in my life) and it might encourage me to use some different products other than my usual daily routine.

The one thing I will admit is that I will still be going into Boots because my hair is really greasy at the moment and I'm not sure if it's the shampoo I use so I'm going to do some research and get a new one. I have already found a shampoo bar from Lush that has some pretty good reviews for greasy hair so I will be going to get that tomorrow but that doesn't count as makeup... right?

Ta ta for now!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Pretty Little Liars

So every night this week I've been a bit addicted to Pretty Little Liars, I only started watching it on Netflix last week and I'm already on episode 14... oops! It's just so addictive, I wasn't expecting it to be anything like what it's actually like, I wasn't really sure what I was expecting but it surely wasn't a murder in the first episode (don't worry that't not exactly a spoiler, the whole first season is based on the murder of their best friend). The only bad side of the show is that every episode is ended on a cliffhanger so it's so difficult not to spend the whole day watching it!

I'm not really sure what Pretty Little Liars can be compared to, maybe a mixture of 90210, Gossip Girl and the darkness of The Vampire Diaries. I would recommend this programme to anyone who likes any of those TV shows (I love them all so watch them too! I think they're all on Netflix so spend the rest of 2014 on there).

Right, I'm off to watch the next episode, told you I was addicted!

Ta ta for now!