Thursday, April 18, 2013

battle of the brows!

Filling in my brows is something I have only recently started doing, as my brows are so unruly and sparse at the same time they are often neglected as they just seem impossible to make look presentable! Over the last few months I have accumulated 3 drugstore brow pencils, Eylure, No7 and Maybelline, so I thought it would be a good idea to do a post comparing them! As I mentioned, they are all drugstore, all relatively cheap, all for my dark brown brows and all came with a spooley on one end.
No7. (£6.50) Pros||Great colour match (in shade Brown), no smudging, no flaking, spooley on the end isn't too hard or brittle Cons||Spooley fell off within one use, not the best colour pay off
Eylure (£5.39) Pros||Good colour match (shade 2), good colour pay off, pencil not too soft or too hard, soft spooley Cons||No lid on the spooley end so can get dirty in make-up bag
Maybelline (£2.99) Pros||Honestly the only positive I can find with this product is that it was really cheap! Cons||Awful to sharpen, runs down so so easily, not great colour pay off, feels waxy on the brows 
Summary time!
No7.- A good brow pencil and seen as No7. is usually on some form of offer I think it's worth giving a look! Eylure- I love this product and it's now got it's permanent place in my make-up bag! Maybelline- Unless you desperately need a brow pencil and can't get your hands on any others, I wouldn't recommend this!
Hope some of you found this useful!
Do you use brow pencils or are you more of a shadow lover? 
I think I'm just too impatient to use a shadow!
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

to uni or not to uni?

Hello lovely, todays post is regarding something I have been thinking about for about 2 years now, do I go to uni or not?
If you're of a similar age to me then I'm sure it's something you've found yourself thinking too. Personally I have decided to take at least a year out, meaning I haven't applied for uni at all as it stands. 
But now I find myself thinking, was that the right move? What if I never go now? Do I even want to go ? Why do I feel like I need to go? What would I do if I were to go? What would I do if I don't go?
The more I think about it the more conflicted I become, I can't see myself at uni, I don't want to go. But then again if I don't go I don't know what I will do...
Have you been in a similar situation?
Any advice on how I can make such a life-chaging decision when it takes me 20 minutes to decide what I want for lunch?
I'd really love any advice you can offer! Or at least to know it's not just me that's thinking this!
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo 

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer- hardly perfection!

This is a bit of a controversial post I feel!
I do not like the Lasting Perfection Concealer by Collection.
There, I said it!
If you somehow don't know about the hype around this product, it's basically a drugstore concealer that pretty much every beauty Youtuber and Blogger seems to love for under eyes, blemishes and redness.
I've tried this concealer countless times, and both light and medium shades, and sure as sugar, every time I hate it. 
It dries out my skin, it creases, it seems to highlight my problem areas rather than conceal and all in all, I do not like it at all. 
It's not the worst product I've tried, but it's certainly not the best!
Do you like this product?
It seems that the vast majority of people love it, but I just thought I'd put my 2 cents out there! 
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo

Monday, April 08, 2013

Superfacialist Rose Intense Moisture Mask

Recently I have been developing a bit of a face mask obsession, I blinking love the things!
I have so so many problems with my skin, dry areas, oily areas, countless blemishes, redness, darkness under my eyes. You name it, I get it and I hadn't ever found anything that treated all of them.
So I talked myself into buying a slightly more expensive mask, I chose a mask specifically for moisturising the skin, as it's the problem that bothers me the most.
I wasn't expecting amazing things if I'm being honest, I love face masks but as more of a novelty rather than an effective treatment.
But boy oh boy was I mistaken! 
This product worked wonders for my skin, I think this (and a combination of other products I've been trying out) is what has cleared up my skin. 
When it's first applied it feels as though you're just slapping on moisturiser that wont quite sink in right, but after leaving it on for a good 10/15 minutes (I usually just ignore the instructions and leave it on for as long as it feels right to), it almost completely disappears.
Once I've washed it off my face, my skin feels as soft as a babies bottom as the saying goes! 
The nice smoothy soft feeling really does stay for a good 3 days afterwards, for me at least.
Obviously everyone and everyone's skin type is very different, but this product is definitely one that I will continue to use and has very quickly become a regular in my skincare routine!
Have you tried this product, or anything else from the Superfacialist range?
I've not heard much about the brand and brought it on a whim if I'm being honest!
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxoxo

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

monthly goals no.1- April

Hello there gorgeous, 
If you're like me, then you make New Years resolutions and forget about them by the 20th of January, this is why I've decided to set myself monthly goals and post updates on this blog! They can be anything, blog related, work related, college related, or personal, absolutely anything. 
For the end of April I will have-
1. Completed ALL my college coursework
2. Written at least 3 blog posts per week
3. Organised my room at my mums house (my room at my dads can wait until next month)
4. Started revision for my exams
5. Decided on my next tattoo (decided it's happening very very soon!) 
Wish me luck! 
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo