Wednesday, November 30, 2016

RECENT : BUYS : MAC



So these beauties are the products I have picked up recently. I wanted to give them a good trial first before writing up reviews and my opinion on them. If you know me personally, you would know about my serious obession with makeup and Mac makeup in particular. I won't set foot out the door without wearing makeup it gives me such a boost of confidence.

Mac Mineralize Timecheck Lotion: My skintype is oily/combination and lately because of the warmer weather my skin has become more oily than anything. I wear the Mac studio fix fluid foundation in NC35/37 during the day and as many of you know it is quite a heavy foundation. During the day I was noticing my foundation becoming more orangey due to the excess oil as this wasn't a look I was absolutely loving I wanted to try some primers to  control the oil. My first buy was this Timecheck lotion, to be honest I had an idea what I was going in for but the Makeup artist on the counter somehow talked me into buying it. You all know how easily bribed we can be in Mac! I was told the Timecheck lotion gives a plump effect to the skin, giving a smooth base and controls oil. Personally, for me this lotion was not enough for me. I do admit that it control the excess oil to an extent but I was still left with that orange base foundation during the day. It did give a smooth base to my skin. Although I did notice after a few days of using the timecheck lotion it made my eyes water a lot which never happens to me. I was actually baffled to why it kept happening until I was asking around for a solution to prevent my eyes from watering so much, I was told it could be new makeup/creams.

Raizin Blush: I am starting a bit of an unhealthy obsession with Instagram lately. I think it is just a brilliant way to find out about products,makeup looks,outfits, etc. And, this is how I came across this beauty! I wouldn't use this as a blush on myself as I am too pale for it but my intention for this buy was to use it as an eyeshadow. There are actually so many blushes/bronzers I use for eyeshadow. This one is my favourite at the moment and I cannot stop using it. I haven't swatched it because I will be posting a makeup look in the next few weeks.

Mineralize Bronzer-Matte: Personally, I much prefer matte bronzers rather than ones with a shimmer, I think they can be a bit much with highlighters. I was using the holy grail 'Give me sun' bronzer for a good while but lately I found it looking quite 'orangey' What I love most about this bronzer is that you can keep building it up until you get that definition your looking for, be it day time or night time looks it's great for both!

Eyeshadow palette: It's actually about time I picked up one of these palettes. I ALWAYS buy the quad palettes and just build them up. But these are wayyy better and much cheaper! Everytime I go into Mac now I just pick an eyeshadow up. I will do a seperate post on this palette when I have it all filled up!


Elaine x





Thursday, November 17, 2016

I'M BACK!

Hi everyone, I have been totally neglicating my blog for such a long time now. To be honest, when I first started my blog I was working part time in retail and I had a lot more time on my hands than I do now. It is amazing how much the blogger world as evovled and grown since I started mine, there are so many posts from bloggers sharing their tips and tricks in successful blogging which has giving me inspiration for blogging again and giving it a total revamp! As everyone knows blogging takes up a lot of time and over the past few weeks I have been drafting posts so I can constantly update it each week. Since being M.I.A I have been through so much the past two years, I have had career changes, breakups, holidays and weddings. I know seems crazy to have that all in one sentence what a year it has been!

Half way through the summer I decided to throw in the towel and give up on Dental Nursing. I couldn't find a practice I liked to work in unfortunately so I decided to have a break. Once I realised this it made everyday harder to go to work. I would walk into work at 9 and couldn't wait for it to be 6 o'clock already. I went from job to job and I still wasn't happy. Eventually it was getting so bad I was feeling so down in myself I knew I needed a big change. I actually didn't tell anyone that I wanted a career change and went ahead and did it for myself. It was definitely the best decision I have ever made because I couldn't be happier at where I am now today.

One thing that really helped me through this big change was The Secret and The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. I'm sure a lot of you have heard or read these books and if you haven't you MUST get your hands on them. Or if you have a Kindle handy like mine download them! Reading them has brought so much positivity into my life, it's actually crazy to see how much had changed within them short days of reading the books. Anyways, I have lots of great posts drafted.. so watch this space! 


Elaine x
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