Friday, 30 May 2014

Makeup Splurge Reviews

So a few of you may have seen this picture I posted on Instagram a few weeks ago, its Becca_Official if you wanna follow me ;) Any how, I have used all of these products, some I have got on amazingly with and some are just really not worth the hype that surrounds them. Enjoy!

1. MUA Sheer Finish Lipgloss in 'Lets Meet' - £1
So I picked this up as I'm loving nude lips at the moment and wanted a light non expensive gloss to pop over the top. This I found in Super drug and it does the job perfectly! I will say that it is quite oily based and you only need a small amount but for £1 you can't really complain. I always use this when filming because the camera seems to pick it up really nicely. 

2. Soap & Glory Archery Brows - £10
This product I must say has been hyped up so much in the YouTube beauty community, so I thought okay I have to give this a go. My all time favourite brow product which I use pretty much every day is 'Benefit Brow Zings in Dark' which I have literally used for 2 years and its still going strong. However I really didn't get on well with Archery Brows. (which was upsetting) Firstly the pen side of the kit when applied seem to pick up my foundation which made the pen a weird colour so I found myself constantly wiping it. The product didn't apply well, I spent quite a while trying but eventually gave up and tried the other side. I will say the other side was better, however the colour was too light for my eyebrows and therefore it was a no from me for this product.

3. Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme Volum' Mascara - £6.99
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I saw a TV advert which featured this Mascara and I knew I had to try it. I also own the Maybelline Go Colossal which I loved and honestly guys I love this even more. I have quite long lashes so I find that adding volume is key for me and this does this trick perfectly over my ELF Mascara Primer. I have to say drug store mascaras are way above their over high end in my opinion. Try it & let me know if you love it too!

4. Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator - £11
Recently I have found my skin looking a bit dull, I think I may be because of the weather changing its mind every 5 minutes here in the UK, however I needed something to fix this. I came across this product whilst watching one of Zoella's videos a while back so I tracked back, found it and headed to super drug and I've never looked back, it does exactly what it suggests. I pop it on after my primer and just before my concealer and foundation and it gives me that perfect dewy glow. 

5. MAC Jubilee Lipstick - £15
I rarely ever buy MAC Lipsticks as I'm forever getting through my other MAC products therefore I always use 'Back 2 MAC' which is basically where you give 6 empties back in exchange for a lipstick. So this time around I went for Jubilee which is a darker nude. Tanya Burr used it in a tutorial a while ago and I thought it would compliment my makeup therefore I got it. I really love this product, you can't go wrong with MAC Lipsticks, although I am currently on the hunt for a lighter nude, so If anyones got any suggestions, let me know in the comments.

6. MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in 'Light Boost' - £18
If you know me or watch my videos, you'll know i'm a complete MAC fan, I literally can't get enough! So when I saw this product I thought this could be perfect in achieving that Kimmy K contoured look which I love so I bought it and gave it a go. I have to say, the Collection Concealer in Light does an even better job than this popped under the eye and above the cheekbone for that contoured look. I found that with this MAC product it didn't have much coverage, the highlight was a bit non existent and the colour wasn't perfect. If you like a light makeup look then this would be perfect however I'm sticking with my trustworthy Collection Concealer, however i'm a bit bummed as I love MAC!

So there you have it, my first makeup review on my blog! I really hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I loved blogging about it. 

See you soon,

Becca xx

Monday, 12 May 2014

Spring Sundays

I love spring sundays...

This weekend we went out exploring, my boyfriend has a vintage BMW which he has been doing up especially for summer, so we decided we'd just drive somewhere completely new. We ended up at a beautiful place near where we live called 'The Stepping Stones' which basically is what it suggests, a big river and lots of stones. It was so much fun, I did think I was going to fall in at some point, but I managed to stay dry...phew! That afternoon the weather was lush, however Spring in the UK isn't always dry and sunny,  that morning it was tipping it down, hence why I'm dressed for the rain. 

We later ended up at a vine yard also close to home, where Callum decided it would be the perfect scenery for a quick photo shoot which resulted in me bringing out my inner modelling side and jumping on the boot of his car haha, typical me haha.

That day I also tried out a couple of different things makeup wise all listed below. I want more of a fresh dewy look, so I've mixed up my usual look with a surprising lighter foundation, a more orange tone bronzer and pink glossed lips. I think it really suits my skin tone, and especially if the weather stays sunny too.

What have you been up to during your spring weekends?

Becca xx

Fresh Spring Makeup: Mac Creme Cupcake/ Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer

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