Thursday, 22 January 2015

Quick but Presentable Exam Face

Although my exam season has now finished (YAY) I thought I would still share the make up look I have been doing. It's been all early starts until today, getting up early to go to the library or to my exam's so I need something quick and easy. This look takes only 10 minutes, if that, yet still looks like you put in lot's of effort. 

Firstly I do my eyes with a quick sweep of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Rose Gold and then the bronzey taupe from this Make Up Revolution Palette in Girls On Film all of the lid. If I'm feeling extra fancy I blend the matte skin colour in my crease. For eyeliner I use the Maybelline Master Graphic to do a simple flick followed by lashings of the L'oreal Volume Million Lashes Excess in waterproof (because I have a issue with smudging mascara). 

For my base I use the Maybelline Anti Age Eye Eraser in light under the eyes, around my nose and a sweep down the nose. I blend this in with my fingers as it looks quite dry on my skin if I use a brush. The foundation I'm loving at the moment is the Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude although I don't find it 'perfects' the skin as much as it claims but it does feel light on the skin. I set under my eyes with the L'oreal True Match Powder and then do a slight contour/bronze thing (just a quick sweep really) with Benefit's Hoola. Using the Soap and Glory Archery Pencil I fill in and shape my eyebrows.

Lastly, on the lips I use ELF's Mineral Lipstick in Rich Raspberry. The colour is lovely for everyday but still seasonal and the formula is super comfortable on the lips.

Do you have a quick and put together look? Do you love or hate these products? Tell me in the comments!
Harriet x

Thursday, 15 January 2015


Firstly, I would like to say welcome to my new followers! And next I would like to apologies for my absence but I have been very busy with university work, along with many other students. I had three essay to write for the beginning of the week which I put off through out Christmas by doing blog posts and other things. I had an exam yesterday but my last one is next week which means I will be more consistent again. Thank you for your patience! 

So on to the empties. I finished these products in the last couple of months in 2014 and will be giving you a little insight into my opinion on them.

First up some Body Shop products! I used the Argon Oil Rough Scrub and I have to say it wasn't very scrubby. If you want something gentle this is for you but as a dry skinned girl who needs to exfoliate to successfully shave her legs this does not work for me. The same with the Chocomania Body Scrub (which is only available around Christmas for some reason) it just wasn't very scrubby. With both of these scrubs the particles were left in the bottom of the shower and I had to brush them away. Not a good look for the chocolate one which is brown! I have also used up a mini of the Chocomania Shower Gel and I absolutely love this! The scent is my favourite.

At the end of summer I switched to no-sulfate shampoo and conditioner because my scalp was very itchy and irritated. I used up the L'Oreal Ever Pure Shampoo and Conditioner in the colour care and moisture version. They have now changed the name of this but I love this line! I am currently using the deep conditioner of the same line and the volume version of the shampoo. Sulfate free is definitely for me as over Christmas I was just using whatever was in the shower at home and my scalp was irritated again! If you have problems with an itchy head I definitely recommend these.

Lastly, skin care. You may recognise these products from my Skincare Shake Up post in summer but unfortunately only one worked for me! I was using the Garnier Moisture Match for Very Dry Skin as a night cream but it wasn't hydrating enough for me and also felt very thick on the skin. I really didn't enjoy this moisturizer but it might work for those without dry skin. The Clarins HydraQuench Lotion also wasn't hydrating enough for my parched skin which was using as a day cream until the New Year when I finally finished it. I believe this would work for those with slightly dry skin but for me it just wasn't enough. The skin care product I did love was the Botanics Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream! This eye cream is nothing fancy, certainly not anti-aging, but it does the job for younger skin or dehydrated eye areas. I haven't repurchased this as I'm currently using the Yes To Carrots Eye Cream but they are very similar in texture and results.

So those were my empties from the end of 2014! Have you used any of these? How did they work for you?

Harriet x

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