How I organise my make up – 2017!

Hey Guys,

I know it has been so long since I last post but there has been so much going on but as we are approaching Christmas I think I will be doing a lot more posts! I will also be starting up my Youtube channel again so if you want to subscribe to that the link to that is here.

Anyways, today I wanted to do an update post on how I organise my make-up! Thought this one is always a fun one for me to read and mine has definitely changed a lot since I’ve moved back home.

My Desk

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So I got this desk from IKEA a while ago, I’m pretty sure it was one of the cheapest desks (around £25) that they have because I just got it to do my university work on when I came back home. Then when I moved back in and do not have much work to do I decided to create a little vanity almost. So the mirror I got pretty cheap from Wilko it’s a great oval one which I think was around £15, don’t think they do it anymore but they do have very similar ones. I chose white to match the desk and think it’s a perfect size to do my makeup in the morning.

I had this organiser for a while back and I did a post about it before here, so you can read about it if you like! It is always really easy to use and store make up in these as you can see what is where.

I also bought these pots which came in all sorts of colours, they were super cheap at £1.99! They were from B&M and I use them to store both my hair brushes and my make-up brushes. Also, the eye-shadow palette organiser was a gift from my best friend but I am pretty sure you can get similar ones on amazon. It is only a little thing and fits 4 or 5 Morphe palettes on there so it is definitely good! I really like how I can just reach for them from this.

My Wall Storage

 

 I mentioned these in my IKEA haul but at that point I only had one up. Now I have put both us and they are really great! The actual board was only £7 each and the pots were varied, the big buckets at the top were actually 50p each! They’re so cheap but they’re super sturdy and hold my perfumes, creams and all sorts in them which make life very easy! I also have a little shelf and some pots that I think both cost £4. They cloth bags are good too and they are good for storing my palettes and things like hairspray in them. This whole set is still available at IKEA and is currently displayed for stationery but I think it is perfect for make-up.

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Overall, I think my make-up storage is definitely an improvement, I have so much stuff it used to be all over the place but with this method I know exactly where everything is and it is easy to put back in place!

Hope you guys enjoyed this first post back and I will be doing posts more regularly now.

Thanks for reading,

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Product Review: Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Mint Condition!

Hey Guys,

I’m so excited to be back and I have some great posts lined up for you guys in the near future. Just to update you I have now finished my undergraduate degree and I am fully flexible to focus on this blog in the Summer so I am super happy!

I thought I would kick this off by reviewing one of my favourite presents from my birthday in April which was this gorgeous highlighter by Jeffree Star Cosmetics that my best friend nicely gave to me.  The colour is called Mint Condition and is available on Beauty Bay here.  The packaging for this product I think is very high quality it definitely is iconic with the bright pink colour. The price is quite reasonable for a mid-range brand I would say (not quite high end but not drugstore) as the highlight is £25.50 but for the size of the pan, which is probably bigger than my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and that’s quite big so you get your money’s worth. It also has a huge high quality mirror which I absolutely love for using in my make-up bag it’s just right.

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I know that the colour looks a bit daunting if you haven’t used this type of highlighter before but I have to tell you it’s absolutely stunning. I did do a swatch for you guys on my hand and that is just from dipping my finger in very lightly as I really don’t want to ruin the pattern in the pan (typical me). I found the swatch to be beautiful but not half as intimidating as what you probably first thought.

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You can use this product sparingly to give a beautiful glow or go all out which is what I did in one of the pictures today just to show you how gorgeous it is on. As you can probably see the green is not really that visible, in real life it only reflects green in the light so I feel like this is a really wearable product. The undertones look sort of champagne colour when it is on the skin so I feel this would suit a lot of skin tones and I can’t wait to try this colour in the summer! Also, I have tried it using my finger as an eye shadow for the centre of the lid and it is so pretty too.

I feel like this product is best using a fan brush which is what I used as using a finger to apply would leave quite a green colour but using a fan brush or blending brush just to blend it nicely onto the cheeks was stunning. This product has officially kicked off my highlighter addiction and I now want hundreds more!

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Overall I would highly recommend this product and would love to get the Manny MUA collab one that is also on Beauty Bay and looks super nice!

Hope you enjoyed this post and I’m looking forward to posting a lot more regularly than before.

Thanks for Reading

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An amazing full coverage foundation for under £4!

Hey guys!

So the other day I was looking for a foundation that would work well and be an everyday foundation for a low price. I was in Wilko’s and ended up buying a foundation for £3.80! After using if for two days straight and one of those days going out for the night I decided I know enough about how well it works to tell you guys about it.

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This is the product, the Essence Camouflage Make-up and concealer. First of all, obviously the price is absolutely amazing of this product as it is so cheap and you got 30ml which will probably last a good while. As it states on the bottle, this is a high coverage product which I really need at the moment due to my skin breaking out.

To show you in the best way possible I decided to take before and after pictures of my make-up. Firstly, with my Canon 500D camera so it is very high quality showing all my blemishes so please don’t judge!

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Even though this isn’t very bright you can obviously see the dark circles and blemishes that I have on my face. This is the picture after applying one layer of this foundation just over moisturised skin.

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Excuse the fact I got a little bit on my lip but how amazing is this! As you can see from my forehead and under-eyes they are all concealed without any concealer other than this product. It isn’t patchy and I’d say this product is definitely build-able too.

This is the pictures from my phone just to show a less intense version. This is a before and after and a finished look from my phone…

Concerning length of time the product lasts I can say from wearing this product on a night out and attempting to wipe it off when I got back (obviously wasn’t sober). I didn’t manage to get all of it off so I took a make-up wipe the next morning and there was still product on my face! So it definitely is heavy duty even though it is only £3.80! I definitely would recommend this and just to let you guys know, my skin is combination skin and I’ve not found the product to go patchy at all during the day.

The shade I used is ivory and I mixed it literally with the tiniest drop of Rimmel match perfection in soft beige just to make it a tiny bit darker. Here’s the ratio i used just to show you how little it is and wouldn’t be effected by the consistency.

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Overall, I’d definitely recommend this product to anyone just to try it because at the end of the day it is only £3.80!

Here’s the link to the foundation!

Thank you guys so much for reading!

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REVIEW: Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain!

Hi guys,

So I decided to do about this product which I have had mixed feelings about until I went to Stockholm. It is the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the colour New York. It is a beautiful red which can be worn at any time in the year. 16735663_10208415441564056_1417119707_o

I used this first on Christmas day as my best friend gave it to me kindly as one of my presents. It was so nice to use and apply even with the liquid formula and even though it is like a gloss it is definitely not sticky. It is also nice over other lipstick or lip liners.

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This is a picture of me wearing the New York shade, also this lipstick is a stain so when it starts to wear off it does stain your lips and leaves a beautiful colour but it does last ages as it is.

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The product is around £6 and I would say that it is worth that price. I would definitely get another colour! Would love to see what you think of lip stains so let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

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Pamper Session and review of the Sephora Pomegranate Face Mask!

Hey Guys,

So today I decided to give my skin a little pamper as after going to Stockholm my face has been in very cold weather for a while! As it has been so cold my skin was looking very dull and tired so I wanted to use this Pomegranate Mask from Sephora that my brother kindly bought me. It is a sheet mask and is only one use but it is really nice as a little treat when your skin really needs it.

First of all, I washed my face to get off any dirt which may have still been on my face. I decided to use another Christmas present which was from a lush gift set I got. I used the serendipity soap to wash my face thoroughly. It has a strong lavender scent so would be nice for calming and is also very good for cleansing the skin.

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I then put the mask on, I decided to do this while I was in the bath just so I could relax while doing it. The mask was a sheet mask so all you need to do is unfold it, remove the film and then place it on your clean face for 15 minutes. However, I didn’t do it for that long probably about 10 if that.

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Afterwards, you’re meant to just rub in the excess product. These masks always seem to have a lot of product left on the face afterwards so I like to rub it in and then dab my face with a towel.

This is what my face looked like after just using the mask:

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My skin has a nice glow to it that it didn’t have when I first woke up and it feels super soft! After this I just applied a lotion which was also a lush product from the same gift set called Sleepy. It is full of lavender scents and is super moisturising, as I didn’t want my face getting dry during the day and I don’t plan on putting make up on!

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Would recommend all three of these products for a little pamper session, they definitely helped my combat my winter skin issues.

Hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading..

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Product Review: The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask! 

Hey Guys, 

To kick off my first post of 2017 I thought I’d talk about a product I truly believe works. This would definitely have to be the Himalayan Charcoal mask which is made by The Body Shop. 


First of all, the packaging is very professional. In the masks glass casing you feeling feel like it is a well present product which will work! Obviously from the pictures you will notice that mine is well used, I use this product when my skin is having a bad week and obviously through the cold English winter this is quite often. 

The consistency is very natural with bits of seaweed which scrub the face nicely when you take it off, it really does get rid of all the dirt that gets into the pores. But this pot costing around £15 has seen many uses even with me applying thick layers when I feel I need it so it’s definitely worth the money. 


Overall, after leaving it on to dry for 10 to 15 the removal is nice and easy with warm water and you feel the effects straight away. The skin is softer and any pores that were blocked will look much better in appearance too. The fresh scent will stay on your face for a while as well which is always nice. 

I have to mention as well that I found the staff and my local store really helpful. They weren’t forceful in sales at all and had a really decent conversation which is hard to find in most beauty stores. 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this review and go out and try there range of masks! I will definitely be buying this one again. 

I will post more regularly too this year as I have so many new products to try! 

Thanks for reading 

Sophia Crisp xx

Review: Morphe 35O Palette!

Hi Guys,

Again it’s been a while but my life is getting taken over by third year psychology!

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So today I thought I’d start my break of blog posts to come back with one of my favourite purchases ever! I am so happy that I bought this, it has been out of stock on cult beauty for ages and then I saw their instagram post and had to buy it instantly! I think it was about £22 which isn’t too bad because it has 35 completely wearable shades for all different types of looks.

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This is one of the most pigmented palettes I’ve had and it’s a palette that if you’re travelling is perfect because you have so many different shades to make a natural or a very full on look.

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I have to say one of the perks of this palette is the foiled shadows that are ridiculously pigmented! One is on the right hand side right at the bottom which is a orange toned red and is beautiful and the other is a really light orange creamy colour. I put one on and had to take some off because I wasn’t expecting me to be pigmented and it stayed on for hours. They are perfect for autumn, winter, spring and summer in all different types of ways!

Also, the top colours on the left are absolutely perfect for inner corner highlight or even just as highlight! I also used the brown shadows for brow colour when I forgot my brow powder and they are so multi-use!

Anyways, hope that this explained all you need to know about this palette, if you want to see some looks with this palette follow me on sofablogs_ on instagram where I’ll be posting more photos over christmas!

Thanks for Reading!

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