Thursday, 24 July 2014

Benefit Brows a-go-go Review

With light blonde hair and light eyebrows it's hard to find the perfect product to help give my eyebrows some definition and shape without looking too dark, unnatural and overdone.
Benefit's Brows a-go-go was actually a bit of an impulse buy at the start of this year but has turned out to be my go-to brow saviour. 

This handy little set contains;

brow zings powder (light) 
 brow zings powder (dark)
brow zings wax 
smokin' liner 
 eye bright 
brow highlighter 
mini tweezers
hard angle/talent brush

The Brow Zings wax is definitely my favourite part of this set. It's a fantastic product, perfect colour and a little goes a long way. Fake, drawn on eyebrows aren't my style so I've left the dark Brow Zings powder untouched but the light colour has proven to be just the right shade for my fair eyebrows.

Brushes that come in products or sets tend to be useless and left untouched but I actually really like the double ended brush both for application and convenience. I like the angled side for applying the wax and 'outlining' my brows and the soft edge is perfect for filling in and adding powder.

On a daily basis I don't tend to use eye bright or brow highlighter but they're handy for travelling and I'm always using them for a night out look. The eyeliner is also one of those products that aren't essential but always good for holiday packing. 

The only thing I don't like in the set is the tweezers. I found them really hard to use, they're quite small and sharp making them hard to control. I'm sure a bit of practice they'd be handy dandy but I'd rather stick to my full sized tweezers for controlling the strays.

What's your brow style?
Are you a single product or gift set fan?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Kodak Catch Up: Start of Summer

Out for dinner, Mum getting her Links of London bracelet, my amazing main course at Rocpool, Selfie.

My favourite chicken, bacon and goats cheese salad, RIP Macbook charger, Selfie, Some pink fizz to celebrate my new job.

A cute message using coke bottles, Dad's random birthday presents, BBQ and drinks, rain doesn't ruin a summers night.

Mars bar ice cream, one of my many teacher mugs, a river walk, finding and eating raspberries.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Wish, Want, Need: Shadestation

There's no denying Michael Kors is my favourite designer brand. Unfortunately, my budget doesn't quite cover the amount of bags and watches I'd quite like to buy. It's quite nice to see a website like Shadestation with the latest Michael Kors watches at discounted prices. This Rose Gold Michael Kors Watch is absolutely gorgeous, I love the diamante details around the edge. The same can be said for the Silver and Gold Michael Kors Watch. I've already got a silver and gold watch that I find goes with any outfit because of the mixed metal. I'd love a Michael Kors version. 

Onto glasses and a bit of a cliché wish but I've taken a quite a fancy for a pair of Raybans. What impressed me, nearly as much as the price, was that Shadestation has prescription glasses as well as sunglasses. The glasses I've got just now are a few years old and need to be replaced by a cooler pair like these Rayban Prescription Glasses. A slightly bigger frame than I've got just now they're verging on "geek" glasses. Lastly these Rayban Aviators jumped right out at me. They're 15% cheaper and have a gorgeous crystal gradient. Reassuring to see they're being sold be a certified dealer too!

Have you bought anything from Shadestation before?
What's your favourite watch and glasses brands?

Monday, 21 July 2014

YSL Rouge Volupte #29 Rose Opera Lipstick Swatch and Review

For my 21st birthday I was given the most expensive and luxurious lipstick I own (Thanks Louise and Yasmin). As soon as I seen it I was amazed at the gorgeous packaging and amazing colour inside. I love that you can see the shade of the lipstick on the outside of the golden case amongst the engraved YSL logo. Perfect in case I buy another YSL lipstick!

The girls chose me a beautiful medium pink which instantly makes me think of summer, bubblegum and roses. I don't think Opera Rose is the right name for it but no one can argue with YSL.

The lipstick is very buttery, velvety and creamy. It glides on smoothly but only lasts a couple of hours because of the texture. This isn't too big a problem but puts me off wearing it on nights out that I know a lot of drinks will be involved - drunken lipstick application isn't safe!  With that being said I've never had any problem applying it, it glides on nicely, covers my lips and I've not had any experience of it bleeding. 

I've seen some people say they don't like the smell. Personally I've never noticed the lipstick to have any scent, it's very neutral and doesn't affect me when applying or wearing it.

What's the most luxurious lipstick you own?