Sunday, 10 November 2013

New facebook makeup page

Hey there everyone!

Just a quick post to say that I have created a facebook page with most of my makeup work and it would be much appreciated if you could check it out!!

Likes and shares would be much appreciated to spread the word around.

It will only take a second of your time to click the link and click the like button, all your support is much appreciated.

Thank you!

Au Revoir Beautifuls<3

Saturday, 9 November 2013

How-To - Egg White Face Mask for Acne!

Hey there everyone :)

Tonight I thought I would conduct a little experiment and try the infamous "Egg White Face Mask for Acne."

As I have said before, I have very bad problem skin. I always have ever since I was 13 (18 now) and I'm always looking for ways to get rid of it, help it or reduce the redness and spot size from my face using different facial cleansers, home made remedies, diets etc

(and obviously I look into medication for it and everything as well lol)

But anyways! I thought I would try out "Egg White Face Mask" which basically consists of ... yes. You guessed it! 


Egg whites!!

The claims that people have made are as follows... it apparently...

- Reduces pore size
- Tightens the skin
- Softens the skin
- Clears the skin
- Reduces Redness
- Removes impurities
- Removes dead skin
- Helps prevent wrinkles

This is what I am going to test out!! 

Feel privileged for possibly the first time ever (and possibly the last) that I will be posting a before and after picture.. and during picture.. of my face. Without any skin makeup. (I still have mascara on wasn't quite feeling that brave lol)

For people who know me. This is quite a big deal because my naked skin has probably got to be in the top 3 (maybe even the top) of my biggest insecurities ever!

Not to be dramatic or anything...

But anyway. I will examine my skin before hand, (texture etc), put on the egg white, tell you how it feels on the skin... how long it takes to dry (for me personally), wash it off, examine my skin and viola! Give you the results!!

So the procedure is pretty straight forward... you separate the yolk from the egg white, place the egg white into a bowl or cup, whatever suits your fancy, mix it til it's frothy and then add some extra ingredients if you feel the whole sugar spice and everything nice vibe, (which I did, of course), and then put it on your face!

Simple right?

But if you're still not getting it, luckily for you.. I have a step-by-step procedure of what to do, how to do it, and what the results are! Enjoy :)


Right so... this is me. I cleansed my skin.. splashed my face with hot water and then got started. No skin makeup whatsoever. The texture of my skin was quite dry which is usually what happens when I cleanse my skin, and surprisingly, my pore size was medium (they're usually really large). My skin is quite dehydrated as well. My skin was a little red but not too bad and it's inflamed mostly in the cheek area.


First off, I used a medium to large sized egg. I cracked it open using the side of the glass, tilted the bit with the crack upright so that the egg white would fall from the crack into the glass. I then swayed the egg side to side to get more of the egg white out, carefully trying not to let the egg yolk fall into the glass with it!


Once that was done, I then added some SOY milk into the egg white. Not for any purpose.. just to give it more texture and thickness. Also because it seemed kind of boring just to have an egg white!


To mix it, I just grabbed a fork and started mixing the mixture around until it looked blended enough and frothi-ish. lol.


I basically just used my foundation brush because it's possibly the easiest application. Plus... It was just lying around lol. So... I scooped the mixture out (yes that's right, scooped) with the foundation brush until I had a generous amount on the brush. I then just applied it to my face... simple enough! 

I applied it on my cheek area first.. and from then went upto my forehead and down to my chin and jawline. I also applied some half way down my neck! SO kind of like the way I would apply my foundation. It was a little gloopy to apply, but it didn't run, it stayed put on my face and didn't try to secretly drizzle down! 
I repeated this process about five times because I had plenty of the mixture.

SO there was plentttyy on the face!


I would say you could just use the smallest egg in the world and it will still work!!

It dried within 10 minutes, but I left it on for 20 minutes anyway, just to be sure. 
I then washed my face with hot water again.. it was fairly easy to wash off, got some in my hair so some strands of hair have gone all hard, but nothing too messy!

These are the results.


As you can see... not much has changed except that my skin looks a little bit more radiant. The redness is still there and the spot size hasn't really changed.

I would say that my skin feels a lot tighter than before and a little radiant, also it feels a lot more soft and smooth, but I really did not notice any other difference!

No impurities felt removed, I don't think it removed any dead skin or cleared my skin.

Maybe I will try again when my skin is a little more oily and compare the results.
But safe to say.. I am not impressed and in my personal opinion, I feel this face mask is overrated.

Maybe I just did it wrong.

I hope this review and how-to helped you! Thank you for reading :)

Au Revoir Beautifuls<3

REVIEW - Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

First of all. People always ask

"What's the difference between a tinted moisturiser and BB cream?"

The truth is, there is not much difference.

- BB cream is a slightly heavier coverage than a tinted moisturiser
- It blends out a lot better on the face
- Most of them have a built in primer
- It does a fantastic job of evening out the skin tone/complexion
- Creates a dewier finish

Except for that, they are relatively the exact same thing, although my argument is that BB cream is still better.

The packaging is also very cute and attractive.


"Instant Fresh-faced glow without looking all made up.

Our gel-based formula enhances skin with 8 benefits in 1.

- Creates a natural glow
- Compliments skin-tone
- SPF30
- Hydrates all day
- Blurs Imperfections
- Oil free, non-greasy
- Looks visibly smooth
- Feels fresh
To use: Apply a thin layer on skin. Can be used with or without a moisturiser."


Most BB creams come 3 simple colours, light, medium and dark. This one is no different. 
I feel that the shade limit on these products don't make them as good as they could be, although they do adapt to your skin tone. (no matter whether you have cool, warm, or neutral undertones)

I use the light, obviously, because my skin is very fair. 
Although I use the "light" shade, I feel like I can only use it when I have subtle fake tan on, as the "light" isn't actually very pale.

My skin can be quite dry in the morning due to cleansers that I use, but then it gets oily as the day goes on.

I always make sure I have washed my hands before applying any kind of skin makeup to my face.

I apply the BB cream to the back of my hand, which comes out as a liquidy, gel like substance, then apply it with my fingers starting from the middle of my face and blending it outwards. 
I feel that this is the easiest way to apply this product, as it is very easy to blend with your fingers and using a foundation brush or a sponge soaks in a lot of the product.

I then work from my nose, upto my head, blending it into the hairline and the ears, then back down to the cheeks, along the chin and blending it into the neck and jawline.

When first applying it, it will feel moisturising, and then a little tacky before it dries.

I have a very uneven complexion, with a lot of redness, and blue around the eyes, and this fixes it so magically, evening out my skintone, and also looks much more light and natural than my usual choice of foundation. My pores are also very large, but the BB cream smooths over them, and also gives my dull, tired skin a radiant, dewy glow. It smells very fresh, and settles into the skin very well.

This BB cream does not cover blemishes or very dark circles, but I just use a concealer on top of the BB cream and it blends in well, while still looking natural.

I wouldn't say that it felt like I was not wearing anything on my face, but it is definitely a lot lighter than the foundations that I normally use.

Wearing this during the day, because my skin is oily, it starts to shine and can come off on my fingers unless I powder it lightly. For me, I would say that it lasts about 6 hours on my face, with powder.

This is why it is possibly more suited for dry or normal skin.

All in all, I still love to wear it when I'm going for the "natural look" as it is very light coverage, covers my pores well, gives me an even complexion, dewy, radiant face and gives my skin a big break.

I would highly recommend it for anyone who does not like wearing heavy foundations are are just looking for a natural looking finish.


- Very nice for natural looking skin
- Moisturising
- Covers big pores well
- Built in face primer
- Evens out skintone and complexion
- Brightens up a tired looking face
- Gives a dewy glow
- Feels light on the face
- Adapts to your skintone (cool, warm or neutral)
- Easy to apply, very blendable
- A quick fix for being on-the-go

- Comes in 3 shades - Light, Medium and Dark. Not much choice.
- Does not cover up imperfections
- Does not last all day
- Can get oily and greasy
- Can still feel it on the face (although it is light)
- Does not cover flushed/red cheeks very well
- Not very good on oily skin


For £7.99 this product is a bargain and I would recommend it to anyone to buy if you are a person who is always on-the-go and in a morning rush but still want your skin to look good. 
Even someone who does not like cakey foundations and prefers a light, natural looking finish.

You get a fair amount of product for the price as well, depending on how sparingly you use it.

The only thing that don't match up to the claims, in my opinion, is that can be oily and greasy if you don't powder it during the day or leave it on too long, and most imperfections (spots etc) are still noticeable through the BB cream, and not "blurred".

I hope this review was helpful to you. Thank you very much for reading

Au Revoir Beautifuls<3

Saturday, 1 September 2012

L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Express Pro Review :-)

Bonjour Belle!! 

Tonight, I will be reviewing the L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Express Pro Spray for Fair Skin.
Yep. That is ALOT to take in but that's the name of the product.

So let's see a piccy of it shall we?
This below, is what it looks like: 

So first of all, what is this product all about?

What does this fine looking gem of a product claim to do? On the Boots website, this is the description.

L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Express Pro Spray for Fair Skin- for a sublime natural looking tan without the self-tan smell.

The ultra-wide micro-diffusion spray allows the product to dry instantly, for a radiant result with no need to rub in.
I can safely and honestly say, that this is the truth. It really does everything that it says it will!

  1. It is natural looking and streak free.
  2. It does have a kind of cheap perfume odour, but it goes away after applied.
  3. The product doesnt dry instantly, but I must say, it does dry in a surprisingly short amount of time.
  4. You definitely do not need to rub it in
Although it does everything it says on the description, I wouldn't say it was the most amazing fake tan to ever exist. Or near it.

I feel that you have to be very careful when using this product, as it doesn't show up when you have sprayed it so you cannot see where you have and haven't sprayed, which can be a nightmare when it develops in a couple of hours and you see that you have missed a spot, and theres this big white blob and the rest is all tanned.

It does take about 8 hours in total to develop fully. So if you want an instant fake tan look, then this is definitely not for you!

Although it comes in a spray which can be handy, especially when you are applying your back and have no one to do it for you, theres only enough for about 3 applications for a full body, and as this is a build up tan that is not very much.


For the price of about a tenner, depending on where you get it from (I find that morrisons is doing it quite cheaply just now) I would definitely not buy this again, as there is not enough to last even 3 applications, unless of course you use it sparingly, and although it gives me a nice natural looking glowing tan, it is not exceptionally amazing, but if you are looking for a hassle free, smell free, easy for hard-to-reach places fake tan that develops overnight and dries quickly, then this is for you :-)

I hope you enjoyed reading my review, and I'll speak to you next time!! :-)

Au Revoir Beautifuls<3

Monday, 27 August 2012

REVIEW - No7 Extravagant Lashes in Black No1

Hey Peeepzzzz!

The mascara I will be reviewing today is the No7 Extravagant Lashes in black, No1

To start off with! WHAT is this mascara all about? The name? So SO wrong for the product! The only lashes these give you is spider, clumped together, pointy ones!

First of all...

The solution thing, dries way too slowly, so you're sitting waiting for about 10 minutes to put on the next coat and if you don't have time it sucks, especially if you accidentally touch your eye and the product comes off!
Then there's the brush. I shouldn't even allow myself to get started on this, so here is a picture below and you can just see for yourself how thick it is and how short and spread out the bristles are. Which by the way, is never a good combination! (just in my opinion, of course)
P.s I know the mascara solution stuff looks brown, but I assure you, it is definitely black!

When applying this mascara, I found it very hard to reach the roots of my lashes without poking my eye out as the brush design was so thick. I also found it very difficult to get into the corners of my eyes and coat the mascara on the bottom lashes without blobbing a load of product underneath the eye.

After I had applied the first coat, my lashes had all stuck together, so it literally only looked like I had about 5 hairs on them total, which does not look flattering on me. They also didn't lengthen very well, infact, hardly any length at all!

Without further ado, the pictures below are the results of my lashes after applying the mascara.

My eye without any mascara on.

These are my eyelashes after the first coat, and as you can see, they definitely don't look flattering, as they are too spaced out and just look weird and unnatural (not that mascara is natural but I think you catch my drift)

My eyelashes after the second coating didn't really improve. There is definitely not much of a difference from the first coat.

And lastly, the third coating of mascara! Looks better, but still... just no.

So the conclusion? The summary?
Basically, the conclusion is that NO ONE should be buying this mascara! At around about £10 a tube, this is definitely not worth it. It looks spidery, clumpy, thick (in all the wrong reasons) and just overall horrible! 
So unless you're thinking of wearing this mascara for halloween, just don't buy it guys, it will be a shame to see you waste your money on such a poor product!

The only good thing, or more, useful, is if you are wearing fake eyelashes and need to coat your lashes to the fake ones, this mascara would be ideal as it is thick, so it would help your natural lashes blend in with the fake ones, and also it would stick a little better to them.

I hope this review helped you, and have a lovely night :-)

Au Revoir Beautifuls <3

Sunday, 26 August 2012

REVIEW - Dream Lash No7 in Jet Black

Bonjour à tous!

This morning I will be reviewing the "Dream Lash" mascara by No7 in the colour "Jet Black"

When I was applying this mascara, it felt quite rough on my eyes.
This is definitely not ideal for people who have eyes that are quite sensitive as the mascara brush is very irritatant whilst coating the mascara onto your lashes.

The No7 Dream Lash mascara has it's ups and downs. Pros and cons if you may.

What I found whilst putting on this product is that it seperated my lashes nicely, added a little volume to the roots and a teency bit of length!
I would definitely recommend it for people who are going for the "natural look" for their lashes, other than that, this mascara is nothing special.

What is quite an annoying thing about it is that it gets on your eyelids easily, so you have to clean it up, although if you place a card behind your eyelashes and coat it that way, the mascara on your eyelid thing won't be much of a problem, obviously. As well as that, the solution or whatever you call the gunky stuff that goes on the brush does not dry too quickly, which can be a definite hassle when your in a hurry.


For £15.50, I personally would not buy this mascara again, as it does not do anything exceptional and you can buy an exact dupe of the mascara for probably less than half price.

The pictures below are my eyes after I have applied my mascara.

These are my eyelashes without any mascara on.

First coat of mascara.

Second coat of mascara (and you can see the mascara on my eyelid here)

Third coating of mascara.

So that's it for today folks! 
Overall, like I said, I would not recommend this mascara unless you are looking for a natural finish and have time in the morning to wait for the mascara to dry (or to clean up your eyelids)
For the price it definitely is not worth it. 

I hope this review helped, and remember, expensive does not always mean that it's better, even Collection 2000 (which is by the way, relatively cheap) can come up with an exact dupe to this!

But anyways, before I blabber on any more, thats me off for now! 
Ciao! & have a nice day everyone :-)

Au reviour beautifuls <3

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

REVIEW: Lush UltraBland Cleanser

Salut à nouveau belle! I have a review for youu allll today! :-)
I willl be reviewing thee Lush UltraBland Cleanser!

So basically. Where even to start? I cannot even begin to describe how amazingly amazing this product is, it literally just is.. well... amazing?

First of all, what would I rate this product?
The answer is...



Now you're probably thinking, wuttttt?! 9/10?!!!? Snce when do people ever rate cleansers so high?!
But... now I am just going to tell you EXACTLY why!

I have really bad problem skin and I have searched and searched for cleansers that actually have an effect by reducing the redness, bumps, and spot size but also locking in moisture to my skin. Until I found ultrabland. It does everything! It's a two in one cleanser and moisturiser, and a good one at that. Not only does it cleanse and put moisture back into your face, it removes literally every bit of makeup.

Now usually, with me, I have to use a few cleansers to manage to clean off all my makeup at night as the products are either too harsh or too gentle and therefore do not remove all impurities from my face.

With ultrabland it is a completely different story. It is gentle enough to take off all of your eye makeup without irritating you eyes, yet tough enough to tackle all of the nasties that most cleansers (in a one job) leave on your skin by the end of your routine.

The only bad things I would say about this product (which is why I didn't rate it a 10) is that you have to remove the product with a few wet cotton pads to get it all off along with your makeup and the impurities, and if you get alot on your hands they can become quite greased so you will have to wash your hands with soap to get it off.

Other than that is is definitely HANDS DOWN the best cleanser I have ever used and come across. I have tried other products but literally nothing is as similar as this gem.

At only £6.75 for 45 grams or £10.75 at 100 grams it is an absolute steel for the end result that you get with this considering higher end products that are about £30 don't do half the job as this :-)

This picture is to show how creamy and soft the texture of it is.


  • Takes off makeup, dirt and oil VERY easily
  • Soft and creamy - perfect for dry or combinational skin
  • Excessively reduces the amount of redness on your skin by about 10x the amount.
  • It is AMAZING for people with acne or acne scarring, as it reduces the spot size and takes away all of the redness around it, dramatically.
  • Smells great!
  • Made from 100% natural ingredients (as it is from lush)
  • Definitely not tested on animals


  • Can be quite greasy on your hands
  • Have to go through a few cotton pads to get all of the product off
  • Works best before using another cleanser, shouldn't be used alone

Keep in mind, this product might not work for you as everyone has different skin types and such, but if you have dry, sensitive or combinational skin and need a foolproof way of making sure all of your makeup and/or suffer from acne or have acne scarring or any other redness then please do try this because it really is just amazing! 

If you've read all this I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope this helped you find the ultimate cleanser that you may have been looking for.

Au revior beautifuls <3

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Kim Kardashian Inspired Smokey Eyes

Bonjour Belle!

Today I thought I'd do a Kim Kardashian inspired smokey eye. It was inspired by this picture of her, it's not perfect and either is my camera (used my phone) so it won't be too good but the pictures will show you step by step what I did!

I tried to achieve this look using many different AFFORDABLE products that you can get mainly in superdrug or boots etc. The only expensive product I used in this tutorial was the Illamasqua liquid metal in Surge and that was for the inner corners of the eyes to create that amazing sheen like colour that is in the photo above. 
So without further ado, lets get started!! :-)


I first of all used the lightest colour of the Bourjois smokey eyes mordore chic palette all over my lid and up to the brow bone for a base colour like so, just using my fingers, and you can get that for around £8 at boots or superdrug.


I then used my finger again to then apply the middle shade in the palette all over my lid (sorry that the picture isn't rotated, it kind of refused to)


After that, I tightlined my eye with the Collection 2000 Kohl Eyeliner in number 1 (£1.99) and drew a thin line across my lashline

Don't worry the line doesn't have to be neat or perfect because in the next step we will be smudging it anyway.


Using a clean blending brush, I smudged the eyeliner along my lashline and then into a V shape at the end of my eye and into the crease of the eye, this is the darken the brown used in the next step to create a more eyecatching dramatic effect.


I then picked up the darkest shadow from the Bourjois smokey eye palette on the same blending brush and went over the smudged black kohl and more into the crease and brow bone.


Using the same Kohl pencil, I took it half way under the eye and in the waterline to darken my lashes.


Using a dome brush, I picked up more of the darkest shadow from the Bourjois smokey eye palette and smudged the kohl liner and swept it all the way under the eye to the inner corner.


To fill in and darken my brows a little I used the MUA (make-up academy) eyebrow pencil. 

Bargain at only £1 as their products are so cheap yet greatly pigmented, although the only flaw I have with them is that they break very easily so you have to be quite gentle while using them, but other than that they really are fantastic, especially for the price!


Using Collection 2000 Faststroke eyeliner (£3), I lined a thin (& wobbly) line along my lashline and this is to add more of a darkened effect to the eye and also because later on we will be applying false lashes.


After that was done, I used Illamasqua liquid metal in surge (£17.50) with an angled brush and put it into the corner of my eye to add a beautiful metallic effect.

For an alternative cheaper version, there is Colour Tattoo 24hr by Maybelline in Eternal Gold (£5.99) which is just as good and pigmented as Illamasqua's brand.


To highlight my brow, I just used Barry M Kohl Eye Pencil in white (£2.99)


Now onto the lashes, I just bought a pair from asdas for about £2.99 any cheap pair will do just as long as you have lash glue! Put the lash glue onto the bottom of the false eyelashes, and carefully as you can (because you don't want to smudge the eyeshadow/eyeliner) stick them onto your eye as close to the lash line as possible and hold them there with your fingers (or tweezers if you prefer) for around about 30 seconds so that the glue has dried.


To finish off (yayyy woo finally done) add a coat of mascara to both your top and bottom lashes. I used Bourjois Black Volume Glamour Ultra Curl Mascara which is £5.99 from Superdrug.

Et le résultat Final
(finished result)

*drum rolllllll*

I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned something from it! And if you didn't well then just remind me never to try and become a teacher, deal? Ok if you actually read all this then thankyouuu very muchh and yeahh, well au reviorrr people! xxxx