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28.5.17

Nail Polish Collection Series - Bright Pinks!

Hi everyone, 

Today I am here to continue with my nail polish collection series and will be featuring all my bright pink polishes. If you saw my post on the pale pinks (here) then you will know that pink is my favourite colour to wear on my nails and is definitely the colour that I have collected the most nail polishes in.

Left: Sinful Colours 24/7 Right: Essie Flirty Fuchsia
Left: Sinful Colours Pinky Glitter Right: Sinful Colours Feeling Great
Barry M Gelly Grapefruit and Barry M Pink Flamingo
Right: Boots No.7 Jammy and Left: Bots No.7 Hot Pink
Left: Revlon Electric Pink Right: Sweet Tart
Left: OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink Right: Tanya Burr Bright and Early
Left: Sephora Hip-Hop Right: Marks and Spencer Hot Pink

The top two (Sinful Colours 24/7 and Essie Flirty Fuchsia) are much brighter in real life and are more of a neon shade. I love this for summer and on holiday when I want something really bold and bright. Sinful Colours Pinky Glitter looks really nice over the top of you want to add a little sparkle. If I had to choose a favourite though it would be Jessica, Soak Up The Sun, as it is one that I am always reaching for and just such a pretty colour. Least favourite wise I would go for OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink. It's not that I don't like this shade by any means, it's just that I think it looks better layered over the top of another polish as it is a bit sheer on its own.

Do you like wearing bright pink nail polish? Which is your favourite shade?

Thanks for reading,
Hannah xx


21.5.17

Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer

Hi everyone,

As you may have seen if you saw last week's 'Everyday Makeup Look' post, the Boujois Radiance Reveal concealer is a favourite of mine for hiding those pesky under eye circles. However, I think everyone must have the same opinion and I have sure read my fair share of rave reviews of this product, but unfortunately that means it can be so difficult to get hold of! Shade one seems to be the most popular and I have tried to track it down in multiple Boots and Superdrug stores as well as online, but it's always sold out. Last time I was in Boots and surprise surprise there were no shade one Radiance Reveal concealers to be seen, so I decided to try something different and reached for the Boujois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue concealer. Both concealers are from the same brand so how do they compare?

The packaging is very similar to the Radiance Reveal concealer and comes with a doe foot applicator. I'm not that fond of these when it comes to concealers for covering blemishes but this is very much a concealer with a brightening effect so I would only use it for under my eyes. 

The concealer itself contains vitamins C, E and B5 which are there to help reduce the signs of fatigue and brighten the skin. I chose shade 51 Light which is the lightest shade as I really wanted to achieve that bright eyed look and I can certainly say that I was happy with the results. The darkness under my eyes was significantly reduced and the concealer provided a healthy glow without being too OTT. 

The texture of the concealer is lovely and creamy and provides decent coverage without feeling heavy or caked on. I also like that it blends in seamlessly and just seems to sink into the skin, although I did find it clung a little to some dry patches that I had just under my eyes. 

There is also a slight fruity sent which I wasn't overly keen on and I would have preferred the concealer to be scent free but this isn't something that would stop me from using it and it does fade away quickly.

Overall, the Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer is a winner with me and I would happy switch between this and the Radiance Reveal concealer depending on which was available.

Have you tried the Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue concealer? What are your thoughts on it?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx


14.5.17

Every Day Makeup Routine For Work

Hi everyone,

It's quite a while since posted about my every day makeup look and it has changed quite a lot over the last few months. I now use a lot fewer products in my daily routine and this has not only saved me time and money, but I think it gives me a lot fresher and more natural look.

I usually start by using Benefit Porefessional primer which I just apply using my fingers to blend it in. Having oily skin means that it is essential for me to use a primer, otherwise I find my makeup halfway down my face by lunch time. Porefessional isn't one of the cheaper options but I don't mind investing in it and it's one I always go back to as it really works and helps my makeup apply much better. Once I have my face primed and ready to go I apply my concealer. I have been using Bourjois Radiance Reveal under my eyes and Estee Lauder Double Wear to cover any redness and blemishes.  


I apply my concealer before my foundation because at the moment I am using BareMinerals Bare Pro foundation. This is a big change for me as I always used to use a liquid foundation such as Estee Lauder Double Wear or Nars Sheer Glow. At first I really didn't like BareMinerals and thought that it would never be able to provide enough coverage and I wasn't used to such a powdery texture. I like is so much more now I have got used to it and it's great for a more natural and light weight every day look. As it is a powder, I have found it best to apply my concealer first and then use my foundation over the top so that it can act as a two in one to set the concealer in place as I would have done with a finishing powder before.

Once I have my base, I then apply my blusher and highlighter. Recently, I have been using a rediscovery which is MAC in Springsheen and then the Topshop highlighter in Sunbeam for a lovley golden glow which is really nice now we are heading into the warmer months. 


For eye makeup I like to keep things really simple when I am in a rush to get ready for work in the morning. I literally use the Bourjois Kohl and Contour eyeliner along my bottom lash line and smudge it out using the Sigma E05 eyeliner brush. For mascara, I am using Benefit Roller Lash at the moment but I often swap between this and They're Real or Lancome Hypnose Drama.


 Finally, I finish the look off by filling in my brows. Gimme Brow has been a long time favourite of mine but I find that they do dry out quite quickly and at £18.50 each they aren't cheap. That's why I have gone back to using Brow Zings and I have to say I have been really enjoying using it and think I can get a much more defined and natural brow. Sorry Gimme Brow but I don't think I will be going coming back to you anytime soon!

Which products do you use in your every day makeup routine? Do you like to go for a minimal, natural look or something more put together?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx

PS Just a quick note to say I am on holiday for the next two weeks and although there will still be new posts each Sunday, I may be a little slow to reply to comments or emails. I will catch up as soon as I am back :) 
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