Friday, 28 October 2011

recent beauty buys!

hey everyone!
so these are some beauty items that i've purchased recently!

1. Aussie 3 minute miracle deep trearment - i got this because my hair's been looking a bit dry lately, and i wanted to get a nice treatment for it. i've never actually used a treatment on my hair before, but aussie has a great reputation and smells yummy so i thought i'd pick it up. i got 2 because they were buy one get one free in superdrug!
i'll do a more in-depth review when i've used it a few times :)

next, i went into boots and saw that natural collection were doing 3 for £5 again, so i thought i'd pick a few things up.

pressed powder in cool - this is basically just a repurchase. i absolutely love this powder, but as you may have seen in my everyday slap post, it smashed :( so i brought a new one, its the only powder i've ever used and i think it's brill!

blush in 'rosey glow' - this is such a gorgeous colour - it's a kind of dark pink colour, great for autumn! i prefer these sorts of colours to baby pinks for my cheeks. and these are matte aswell and i'm not to keen on shimmery blush so i think i will be picking some more natural collection blushes up!

lipstick in cranberry - this is a gorgeous colour! a dark pink, yet it's still quite bright (i do hope that makes sense.) it doesn't dry my lips out TOO much, but it's always best to use a lipbalm with these. they don't do wonders for your lips but they do such lovely lipstick colours that i couldn't resist!

collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer - i heard all they hype about this and i was like 'how can  a drugstore concealer be THAT good?!' well, it is. it's actually so so so amazing. it covers up the redness i have around my nose like a treat, aswell as any blemishes. i now feel 100% confident just using a tinted moisturiser and this concealer because it is the perfect coverage for me. infact, the other day i went to my friend's for the night and forgot my tinted moisturiser, so i just used this concealer and powder and it didn't look TOO bad.. but i'll still use the tinted moisturiser. i definitely recommend this concealer :)

if you have any requests, please do leave them in the comments!

thanks for reading!
maddie xx

Monday, 24 October 2011

mylo xyloto!

its finally here!
mylo xyloto - the new album by coldplay has been released today, 24th October 2011 :-)
those who know me will know what i am an absolutely massive coldplay fan - them and oasis are by far my favourite bands of all time!
i've been waiting for this album for ages and i'm so happy i got my hands on it - i got mine from tescos for £9!
it includes the songs 'every teardrop is a waterfall' and 'paradise,' but of course, like every other coldplay album (yes i have them all, which equates to 47 coldplay songs on my ipod, and i haven't put this one on yet. you call it obsession, i call it dedication.) every other song is amazing!

definitely worth 9 quid!

thanks for reading!
maddie xx

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

my everyday slap

no7 tinted moisturiser
natural collection pressed power (it smashed, waa)
no7 stick concealer
prestige skin loving minerals highlighter
benefit posietint
prestige bronzer
maybelline gel liner (either winged on top OR on my water line)
prestige my biggest lashes mascara
prestige white eyeliner (inner corners)
prestige brow pencil in blonde
natural collection clear mascara to set brows

so this is my everyday makeup. well, i say everyday, not when i'm at school cos i'd get told to take it off and shouted at, lulz (counting down the days where i can wear makeup everyday.. *sighs*)
when i'm at school i wear tinted moisturiser, powder and fill my eyebrows, but this is the makeup i wear when i'm not at school :)
i always buy new makeup so this changes a lot but i've been doing this makeup a lot lately :D
i also use maybelline dream matte mousse as a primer on my lid (IT WORKS,) black eyeshadow to set my eyeliner if i wing it on my top lash line and a light pink eyeshadow :)

ooooh and also, i got a job! yays! i'm now officially a boots employee - could you get a better job for a beauty blogger?!
so i'll be trying new products and stuff and reviewing them for you! WOO!

tell me your favourite makeup products!
thanks for reading :)
maddie xx

Thursday, 13 October 2011

updated skin care routine!

hey everyone!
so i did a skin care routine as one of the first posts i did on this blog, but since then i've added new products so i thought i'd do an updated skin care routine! i love these kinds of posts, because i love skin care products (well, all products) and they are good if you're thinking of trying some new products or starting a skin care routine!

i have normal/combination skin, my cheeks and forehead are normal but i get oil on my nose and especially inbetween my nose and the apples of my cheek, where my pores are biggest. i also get oil on my chin.

morning routing:-

i do my morning routine when i'm in the shower because it's easier! i basically get some warm water on my face, and i scrub with the clean and clear blackhead clearing daily scrub. i've used this for ages now and i absolutely love it! it's correct when it says 'see fewer blackheads' because it really does make them less visable, and prevents more from coming. it basically does exactly what it says on the tube! :D
i then wash all that off and use the clean and clear morning energy skin energising facial wash. right, i love the feeling this gives. it has 'bursting beads' in it, and when you rub them into your skin they burst and tingle your skin. it makes your skin really minty if that makes sense?! it really does wake me up in the morning! it has also made my skin a lot brighter so it makes a difference to your skin!

night time routine:-

hot cloth cleanser is kind of a new craze now, ever since the liz earle cleanse and polish has become so popular! i got the no7 one for about £4 i think because i used one of the vouchers! it comes with a muslin cloth too which is a bonus. i take all my make up off, massage this into my skin, run the cloth under hot water, lay the cloth over my face to open my pores then buff it off. it makes your skin really soft and looking really great. and it acts as a scrub aswell and i do like a good scrub!
then i tone with the nivea visage pure and natural cleansing toner. if i'm honest, i don't really know what a toner's meant to do but everyone always says 'cleanse, tone & moisturise,' so i tone, just in case it does actually help my skin. i've noticed it does take off any cleanser and make up that i've missed though so thats gooood!

and finally, this is my moisturise. i moisturise morning and night, and this is a great one. it's really moisturising without over doing it and making your skin feel oily, and i just love this a lot! this is the rich one, but as i said, it isn't too much for the skin!

thanks for reading!
maddie xx

Friday, 7 October 2011

friday evening catch up

hey all!
thought i'd check in on what's going on in my life :)

1. i've been back at school and that's why i haven't been posting as much. It's my last year (year 11) so soon i'll be picking what i want to do for a levels and choosing what college i want to go to. it's all going so fast! it's daunting to be thinking that i might be going seperate ways to my friends, but at the same time it's exciting because i just want a change from school.. i feel so bored with it! let me know if any of you are going throught the choosing your a levels stage, or if you have any advice :)

2. as of today it's 79 days til christmas acording to santa clause on twitter. how exciting! christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year!

3. as you know, it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and, unfortunately, it's pretty much all gone now. i mostly brought clothes, so if you want to see things i brought with my birthday money let me know!

4. i've been to a lot of new music lately! i've been loving two door cinema club (as you know,) and i've been loving noah and the whale, the hurts, the vaccines, the wombats - love them. and of course, i've been listening to a bit of the ratpack and the beatles, along with ella fitzgerald and sam cooke ;) you can't get more varied really, can you!?

5. i really want to start doing outfit of the days, the only thing is i've got to find someone to take pictures, or somewhere to put my camera to take pictures. so you might see some ootd's coming up! maybe! no promises!

so yeah! sorry it's not a beauty related post or anything, just a bit of a ramble. just wanted to check in and let you all know what i've been up to and some ideas for my blog. let me know what you think of some of the ideas!

thanks for reading!
maddie xx

Monday, 3 October 2011

prestige: my biggest lashes review!

hey everyone!
so today's post is a review of the prestige my biggest lashes mascara!
i got this in that mammoth prestige hauling sesh i went on when it was all on offer (i did a post on it!) and i've been trying all the products since then. this has definitely got to be one of my favourite items that i got that day!
Firstly, this mascara makes your lashes SERIOUSLY long, and when i say long i mean long. i've tried the colossal and falsies by maybelline and all that but this blows them out of the water! its got a massive brush so not only does it lengthen, but it volumises the hell out of your lashes!
when i don't wear eyeliner (which i must say, isn't very often) i pile this stuff on and put loads of coats on because even without eyeliner it draws attention to your eyes. but when i wear eyeliner i don't put as much on, maybe 2 coats and it's still really good. it's very adaptable to your needs - if you want really long volumised lashes or not so dramatic you can get any look with this mascara!

i got it on offer, but the price of it is £3.24 which is bloody brilliant if you ask me!
this totally gets 10/10, 5* and an A+++ from me!

any requests? leave them below
thanks for reading!
maddie xx