Maybelline and Wet & Wild review

Ahhh…trying new makeup, who doesn’t love that! If you haven’t seen my first impressions on these products, the video link will be down below… But okay, let’s jump into the review.

I love both of these brands and have been using them for years so you can already see why I am so exited to share my opinions on these products with you. I tested out 3 products of each of these two brands, are you ready?

Wet & Wild:

FI 1Photofocus foundation: This foundation is a very lightweight foundation with a medium to full coverage depending on how much you apply. With the thin consistency, building up layers are so easy without looking cakey. I have found that it doesn’t blend that well with a  large buffing brush, but it blends beautifully with a more dense and compact brush like the Real Techniques Expert face brush. A damp beauty sponge also works perfect. As for the longevity of the foundation I have found that it lasts pretty long and wears well throughout the day. The glass bottle also adds a nice expensive feel to it.

FI 2Photofocus concealer: At first the concealer looked pretty full coverage but after taking a closer look I feel that it is more medium coverage and doesn’t build up to full coverage very well. On the bright side it blends out really easy and doesn’t crease that much…

FI 3Au Naturel: Nude Awakening eye shadow palette: This palette performs fairly well and you can definitely create multiple looks with this palette without having the need to reach for another one to use with this one. The shades are pretty good especially for the drugstore and the shadow not only blends out easily but they last pretty long on the eyes too.

Maybelline:

FI 4Blush: Cosmopolitan: Wow, just absolutely stunning! I am just in love with Maybelline blushes. This is such a pretty colour that just brightens up my whole face and gives me a healthy look. It’s not too pigmented but just pigmented enough to apply effortless, still keeping it buildable. Oh and it blends like a dream! 

FI 5Setting Spray: If you are looking for a nice and affordable setting spray that will make your makeup last all day long then you should really give this one a go! I find it to work perfect for all types of foundation and it just seals everything in without making it overly dewy or matte, it just looks natural. It also has a really fine mist which I’m in love with!

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Super Stay Matte Ink: (05 Loyalest) At first I wasn’t to sure about this colour but now I actually quite like it. The formula is super long lasting and transfer proof. If you like matte lippies then I’m sure you will love this one! Please just use a lip liner… The only downside for me is that I was hoping it would be as pink as the bottle but it’s actually a bit more nude…

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TheBlondeAngel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcdf6afCBpM

 

Style Diary: Spring inspired

I wish it could be spring again, but yeah here in South Africa it’s currently Autumn, so before the cold strikes I had to wear this easy and cute outfit one last time! This light pastel floral dress reminds me so much of spring and it’s so easy to style.

DSC00279This outfit can be dressed up or down making it perfect for a casual summer day or even more up style for work or even church.

So breaking the outfit down I’m starting with my dress, a light peachy pink dress with white and green floral detail. The back section of the dress is a very delicate lace which is so pretty but if you don’t want to wear a sticky bra you will have to wear a white tank top underneath like I did which is still very beautiful and probably more appropriate for work.

The lace detail is so subtle yet it adds a nice elegant touch to the whole look. Since it adds a bit of interest to the back you really don’t have to do much with your hair, but I mean you could…And oh before I forget, this dress is from Pick ‘n Pay Clothing if you were wondering…

I also like that way it sinks in at the waist just a tiny bit for a more flattering look.

DSC00307For accessories I added a small cream handbag with gold detailing. I decided to go for a more plain handbag since the dress is busy, and a smaller bag fits just right with this dainty, girly outfit. I got this handbag from Shoe City, but honestly this is such a common style I’m sure you can find something quite similar almost anywhere.

DSC00309I added this gold plated ring from Honey jewelry with a white flower made from a seashell, a flower ring emphasizes the floral girly style perfectly.

DSC00316For my necklace I added this gold and blush pink statement necklace from Lovisa which adds so much flair to this light pastel dress.DSC00315

For my bracelet I would actually have loved to add a floral bracelet similar to my necklace and earring but I can’t seem to find one in the right colour anywhere, so I chose this gold tree of life bangle in my collection, also from Lovisa.dsc00286.jpg

My earrings, to no surprise, also from Lovisa, and they are just gorgeous and perfect for this outfit.dsc00325.jpg

DSC00332For shoes, these nude wedges from cotton on, they are a bit loose on my skinny, flat feet ha-ha, but still really comfy and the perfect height…

Overall I think this is a really sweet girly look and so effortless and easy to put together.

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Bh Cosmetics: Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition palette review

Ever since her first collaboration with Bh cosmetics, I wanted her palette so badly, but the fear of ordering makeup from overseas stopped me from getting it… Then the deluxe edition was released and I wanted it even more! So eventually I decided to take a chance and order it and I am so so happy that I did!

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This palette is so affordable and so highly pigmented it almost seems too good to be true! I love the shade range in this palette enabling one to create so many versatile looks, and the highlighters which won’t all be your shade, performs beautifully as eyeshadows. So whether one is too light or too dark as a highlight or bronzer, just use them on the eyes and you’re good to go.

I don’t experience a lot of kick back / cake up as some would say with these shadows and I have to mention that they are pretty long lasting! Some of the shades appears almost as a duo chrome looking pink for instance but when you turn and the light falls on it differently it suddenly becomes gold!

The texture of these shadows are really creamy and smooth and as you can see by the swatches they are pretty consistent in pigmentation. I also like that you get quite a few transition shades to go with the other shades in the palette. Like I said these colours are so versatile and perfect for day or night! I find it to be a really good balance between matt and shimmer shades, and the matt shades works on their own too, not just as crease or transition shades…

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I would highly recommend this palette and you can’t beat the price and it also comes with a really decent size mirror. This has become one of my favorite palettes! Please remember that this is a limited edition so if you are interested in one and if it’s still available by the time you are reading this, I would highly recommend you go and get yourself one! And lastly the packaging is just absolutely stunning and although it is cardboard packaging I just love this palette!

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Garnier Ultimate Blends – Best of January

I have a monthly favorites video featuring my top 5 for this month but this post right here is all about the absolute best of the best product not just in January because I have loved and used this specific range for over 2 years! Since it’s so good and I have almost finished both containers in January, it is this range that I want to talk about today.DSC00128

The Garnier ultimate blends range is such a nice range offering so many products, everyone will be able to find what they need. This strength restorer Honey Treasures with royal jelly not only improved the strength and texture of my hair, but my hair doesn’t get so oily like it normally does when using other shampoos…Oh and the smell is absolutely amazing, and the fragrance lasts a really long time in my hair too. My hair is silky soft and smooth and so shiny after I have used this. After I use the shampoo I will go in with the mask, now they do also have conditioner and other hair products in this line which I can’t wait to try, but as for these two right here I can truly say, it’s amazing.

And last but not least, this is from the drugstore making is so affordable even though it compares with some really high end hair products.

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Lovies mwah!

My favorite perfumes of 2017

Perfume, who doesn’t love that right? In this post I am sharing with you my most loved perfumes I used and got in 2017. Now these aren’t my absolute favorite perfumes, I’ll have a post on that coming soon, but these are the ones I reached for the most in my collection during 2017, excluding my all time favorite perfume… I really feel that this post has something for everyone since I have such a big variety of tastes / likes in perfumes.

I really adore expensive perfumes, if it smells good, I mean in perfume quality is what you pay for, but I also really appreciate “drugstore” perfumes especially since I am young, trying to save most of my money… The more affordable drugstore perfumes are nice for every day, well not everyday literally, but you know what I mean… I like to save my more expensive perfumes for special occasions, meetings, date nights, sometimes for church, you know things like that. Anyways let’s get into these perfumes:

dsc00059.jpgNo.1  (James Bond) 007 for women: I have been wanting this and begging for this for so long, from the very first time I’ve seen it… And finally my boyfriend got this for me as part of my 21st birthday present 2017. It’s definitely a fragrance that I would wear more during autumn and winter as it is a warmer scent, but every now and then during the summer and spring months I still reach for this. Now I am not the best to describe the notes but I have read up on this online for all the fragrances mentioned today and I totally agree. It is a spicy vanilla fragrance with black pepper top notes, Jasmine as the heart of it with black vanilla husk as the base. A really nice perfume if you are into the more spicy warm fragrances… It lasts well on my skin too.

dsc00003.jpgNo.2 White Satin – Yardley: This perfume, from the drugstore, is such a nice everyday scent. I have been using the body spray for years, and have had this perfume few years ago too. When my Boyfriend got me this for Christmas 2017 I was thrilled because to me this is a classic that always works! To me this is definitely a more powdery, clean scent, hence why I say that it is nice for everyday. This fragrance doesn’t last that long on my skin, but that’s to be expected in drugstore perfumes. Nevertheless, I still like it a lot and don’t mind putting on more, because it is a lot more affordable than some of my other perfumes. It is very feminine, definitely a hint of musk, floral sweetness with a touch of citrus freshness.

dsc000381.jpgNo.3 Vanderbijlt: Gloria Vanderbijlt for women: As you can see this perfume was very well loved in 2017. It lasted a really long time, I got it in 2016 and now in 2018 I still have a bit left, but during 2017 I really fell in love with this one more and more each time I would wear it.  This perfume has such an elegant and classic appearance and the fragrance definitely lives up to the packaging. This perfume is light and fresh with notes of bergamot, pineapple and neroli. The heart of it is classic and floral composed of jasmine, orange blossom, ylang-ylang and rose. The base of it contains notes such as cinnamon, musk, sandalwood and vanilla. Although a bit spicy this perfume is also lite and floral.

dsc00047.jpgNo.4 Essence: Lights of oriënt: I decided to add this one as a sort of a bonus fragrance since it’s not really an actual perfume and it’s in a plastic bottle. I just really like the smell of this and it was one of the really unique launches in 2017 from essence. Now before I go on with this one I just have to mention that I will only wear this to a special event because it has gold shimmer in it and can be a bit sticky. But on the right time and place that fine gold shimmers can really add a touch of elegance… The is a really nice fragrance with summery floral scents and a hint of spicy notes. It also wears really nice with a bikini strolling around at the beach!

Although these were my 2017 favorites, I will continue to wear them in 2018. And with all that said, I really hope you enjoyed this post and give these fragrances a try! Feel free to share with me your favorite perfumes.

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