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