BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE BLOG

Friday, 9 June 2017

New Look Bronzers - Hit or Miss?


I have never purchased beauty products from New Look before and it's only recent that I have started buying into New Look fashion. I discovered these bronzed baked face powders when I was flicking through ASOS  and they looked really good online! 

I have been trying them out for the last two weeks. So I wanted to share my initial thoughts on these products.

I purchased two shades - Bronzed and Golden Glow. When I received them my first thoughts were that they looked decent quality and they also reminded me of the Mac Cosmetics skin mineralizing powder from the shape and overall look of the product and the cardboard packaging. 

PRO'S
They are pigmented and have a great shine to them. Perfect for the summer time. They are long wearing and easily blend-able. Each bronzer was £4.50 on ASOS, I'm not sure if this is due to a sale or whether they are just more affordable online. They cost £7.99 in the New Look stores.

You can use these products in various different ways. Contouring, eyeshadow, highlighter and of course as a bronzer. 

CON'S 
I did find that when I used them there was a lot of fall out. They are slightly powdery rather than silky. I prefer my bronzers to have more of a buttery feel. The plastic packaging isn't very appealing. Although the overall product looks similar to Mac's, the packaging doesn't. It's not so sleek. The Golden Glow bronzer isn't a bronzer at all, it's more of a highlighter which is nice but a very confusing product. 

Would I say it's the best bronzer I have ever purchased?

No, but it is definitely a great product for the money. Bronzed is a nice bronzer and definitely one I would use again. Golden Glow's not so great but I would reach for it to use as a highlighter.

I honestly wouldn't buy this product again. I just think there are better bronzers out there. However, if you're looking for a more affordable product then definitely check these out. 
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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

My fear of the Dentist

I thought that my fear of the dentist was unusual, but after speaking with quite a few people I realised it's not so uncommon. I recently had a check up - which I have to admit was the first time in a while. It's something I am extremely ashamed of, but I am glad that I am now getting out of that bad habit. 

My trip to the dentist was relatively simple. I went in worrying but I couldn't tell you where this anxiety was coming from as it was just a general check up. However, I think I put it off for so long, I was more worried about being judged. 


My dentist was very understanding and he tried to relax me as much as possible. I had my checkup and also had X-rays done which was great because I could finally get a verdict on how healthy my teeth and gums are. Fortunately I only need two fillings. 


I say only two but I've never had a filling on my adult teeth before which is amazing really. 

Both my fillings are at the back of my mouth. They had slight decay which is why I need to get them done. Natural wear from someone with a HUGE sweet tooth.  The Dentist did advise that they weren't urgent and I could leave them for a while, but I wanted to get them done ASAP. 

Now I have this pressure of getting my fillings which means needles and a drill. The thought of both those things slightly stress me out. I have been reading and watching other peoples stories but I guess I will never no until I have them done. 


My fillings are being done in two separate sittings. The worst tooth is being done tomorrow which is on my left side. 


Watch my dentist experience below. 


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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Rimmel London Fresher Skin Foundation


I am always on the hunt for that perfect foundation. You know, the one that is long wearing, gives you that perfect no makeup makeup look and also allows your skin to breath! Well, I can't say it's perfect but this Rimmel London Fresher Skin foundation is a gorgeous product that ticks the boxes!

I found this to be so easy to apply, you can mix it with your face cream on days you want a little less coverage and the scent it just amazing! 
It reminds me of Aloe Vera and Cucumber which is just such a summery scent!  

I bought the shade Natural Beige which is perfect for my skin tone. It's light weight and airy but also provides you with great coverage. You can definitely build this foundation or mix with a heavier foundation for a full coverage look. 

It also works well with concealer and doesn't look unnatural on your skin! I'm kind of in love with it!

I will also be taking this on holiday with me this summer as it has SPF 15 within it, which of course will help give me that needed protection from the sun. 


It's not perfect though! I have to be honest and say after a few hours wear I had to blot around my nose due to my oily t-zone, so bear that in mind ladies! You either want to bake your foundation (meaning translucent powder) or you want to carry around your beauty blender and just dab when needed.

You can hear more about my view in my latest video: 

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