Review: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick Doll Parts!

Hey Guys,

So this is an exciting post I’ve been waiting to do for a while now, my best friend went to America and got the chance to go to warped tour one of the days Jeffree Star was there. I obviously begged her to get me a liquid lipstick and she was kind enough to do that for me.  I asked for any sort of colour, maybe a nude but they were out of pretty much all the new stuff so she was able to get me Doll Parts. I have to say from looking at the reviews and pictures after she bought it and wasn’t here yet, I was expecting a very bright pink and was a bit scared. When I eventually saw it I was actually very pleased to see that its actually more of a dark purple toned pink colour. It’s really a beautiful shade and I thought I better be able to make this work!

Packaging

I’ve got to say the packaging was a little simple and flimpsy. The cardboard has not held up well and it’s only been in cases and a bag but all the pink is coming away already! Their delivery must move them very carefully! Other than that it’s what I was expecting, the bottle is super pretty and is about the size of a normal lipstick without the lid on top.

Applicator

I’ve got to say this is my favourite thing about this lipstick, the applicator is the best I’ve seen. Its such a nice round shape and a small little thing that makes application super easy without a lip liner! Definitely a plus if you have small lips like I do!

The Colour/Swatch 

I did put it on my lips but it was an awful picture so I thought I’d do a big swatch. I have to say it didn’t dry very quickly on my hands but it did on my lips. The colour is this beautiful dark pink that I’m really struggling to pull off but hopefully I will find some way of doing it.

Did it meet my expectations? 

I’ve got to say I haven’t had many liquid lipsticks only the sleek ones but I have had a lot of matte lipsticks in general. From watching Jeffree Stars videos and seeing how much he criticises other brands for how “transferable” their product is and how “drying” they are. I have to say this lipstick was way more transferable and drying than any other matte product ever. My lips felt so sore half way through the day I had to get a lip balm. I know liquid lipsticks are known for this issue but considering the sleek ones feel like butter and don’t move all day. I think I was just expecting a little more pay off from this product due to his videos being so critical of other brands. Saying that, I still would use this product as I do like the colour and easy application but I wouldn’t buy another colour when I can get some nice ones from sleek and other cheap brands that last the same.

Hope this was helpful!

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Review: Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

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So first I want to say thanks to all the people that have got me to 200 followers! That was my year goal and I’ve managed to do it in 7 months which is amazing, so thank you for reading all my posts and I hope to keep it up :).

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Today I wanted to review the very well-known all nighter makeup spray from a point of view of a person who only really wears drug store brands. I thought me using it would be a good telling of whether it actually did work. This week I also lost my amazing primer (have since found it) so I have really only been using moisturiser to hold the foundation and this spray.

I do have to say that my foundation and powders have stayed on noticeably longer than usual. As you can see I got the smaller bottle available, I got this at the urban decay stall in Debenhams and it only cost me £9! Which I was willing to pay just to try it, I think the bigger bottles are around £24 which would last a decent amount of time, I think this one will last about a month and a half if I used it everyday but I’ll use it for special occasions.

This is a picture of my makeup just put on:
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My face makeup looks a bit pale because of the lighting but this is it at the end of the day, shows how well it has kept with the spray!

Even the contouring lasted pretty well which doesn’t usually happen especially with drugstore brands! The eye makeup looks the same as a few hours before too.

So overall, I would say this product is worth the £9 just to try it out and stuff and I think I would use it for special occasions but I feel like getting a good primer is good enough for everyday use. This is definitely good for weddings and stuff like that though.

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Storytime: How I found out I had an Anxiety Disorder.

Hey Guys, 

So I wanted to just talk on here about something I do not talk about much as I feel like this blog is about my passions so I don’t want to make it a negative place. However, I’ve seen a lot of people on Facebook sharing a post about “whoring out your undiagnosed mental disorder” and it has got to me so I thought I’d share my story. 

So every since I was little I have always found I stressed out about small things. I never knew why and sometimes I’d find myself in a panic and I wouldn’t know why or what that was about but I knew it wasn’t a normal reaction. I then had my first panic attack when I was around eight years old. I was ill at the time anyways and I remember not being able to breathe and the feeling of panic come over me was uncontrollable. It was a feeling I wouldn’t wish anyone to feel, my mom and dad didn’t know what was going on so called an ambulance. I remember they told me I was ill but didn’t tell me what happened or what it was. It was only when I was older that I realised. 

So when I got to high school I didn’t really have any problems until I was doing my exams. I would get to the point where I was having a break down everyday! I would try to revise for an exam and then stress about how much I knew and then not get anything done. However, it wasn’t too bad at this point it was just a little bit of anxiety and then it would go away. 

The worst point was in sixth form where it got so bad that if I didn’t feel in control of a situation then I would panic. I wouldn’t get trains by myself because I was scared I would miss my stop, if someone said they would be there for a particular time and they weren’t I would panic and get frustrated! At exam points these things were magnified like crazy. It got to the point where I started googling it, the symptoms so high racing, panic and fear of everything and found out about anxiety disorders. As soon as I saw this I knew I would have to go to the doctors but I put it off so much, I know the feeling of being anxious about needing to sort out your anxiety. It’s a horrible circle you get yourself in where every day you’re full of dread. 

So eventually after months I went to the doctors and they diagnosed me as having a Generalized Anxiety Disorder. However, all they did was give my strong anti-depression tablets which they were going to up the dosage of to the point where I felt I would be dependent on them. So I decided against it, I decided to try and find other methods like not drinking as much caffeine, getting enough sleep and things like that which helped a little. 

The real help I got was when I got to university. I knew because of the new change I got to the point where I couldn’t get a train because I thought I’d miss my stop and not know where it went. Luckily my university do this mental health service where you can talk to a psychologist and that’s when I felt I was actually diagnosed. After a few sessions of going through my anxiety and ways to work through it, I finally understood it and what I had to do. 
I want to make it clear that not many people are as lucky as me to have the free mental health service I got offered by the university. Therefore, the stigma and to say those “whoring out” their “undiagnosed” mental illness is just unfair and adds to the stigma as you don’t know what people do. Many people reading this may not have known that the whole time at uni I have been dealing with this. Mental illness should be seen like any other illness and sadly there’s just not enough money going in to helping so many people my age dealing with this.

Be kind to everyone! 

I hope my story has helped people and I hope people take that step to find the appropriate help and support they need.

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Glowed up Summer Make Up Look! GRWM

Hey Guys,

So I thought I would do something very different today and walk through how I did my make up for today. The weather in England is super hot right now so I wanted to do a really fun glowy make up look with products that are more likely to last!

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Hi! This is me without make up on, I hardly got any sleep last night due to the stickiness of the weather so my bags are full on! Also, the camera is making me look really dark but in the next shots it sort of shows my real pale skin colour!

As you can see my spots are horrible right now and they are little dots so I wanted to use a good foundation and primer to sort that out. For primer I used the Nivea Express Hydration Primer which I’ve mentioned in a blog post before and did a review on it. This is a nice primer which gives a nice layer over your pores for the foundation to stick to. For foundation I used Max Factor All Day Flawless Foundation in Beige. This foundation is pretty full coverage and has a primer and concealer already in it so can be used by itself, but because it was hot I decided to double up! Then I used a damp sponge to blend that in!

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I decided to go straight to my eyes after this to avoid any fall down issues so for eye primer I used Maybelline Color Tatto 24 Hr in the shade Creme de Rose it has also been mentioned in a blog post as a dupe for Mac’s paint pot in painterly and is a great primer. I then set that with my white shade in my Morphe 35P palette and used the warm light brown shade all over the lid, then gradually built up with a warm dark brown shade in my crease which created the perfect tone for an orange-toned summer look. I then switched over to my Morphe 35S palette and used the two first colours in that palette to create a shimmery summer look. I also used the white shimmer in that palette in my inner corner to highlight this. This is what I looked like at this stage with foundation and all the colours on:

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Now for concealer I used the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light under my eyes and in the areas that I’d usually highlight to create a nice tone. Then set my face with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Silky Beige and went onto my Sleek Contouring and Blush Kit in Light which was my last review! I used all three in this palette together and it looks so nice. I then added a beautiful bronzer which was the Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in Golden Days. This made it such a nice summery look and this bronzer is only about £3 in superdrug would recommend!

Last but not least is these  products:

  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Eye Liner in Jet Black
  • Rimmer Super Long Lash Mascara in Brown Black
  • Soap & Glory Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist
  • Collection Work the Colour Brow Kit (Middle Shade)

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Last but not least I set my look using the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray which will probably be reviewed soon and I will take pictures of how this look lasted in this heat!

Here’s a few pictures of everything together!

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My Favourite Contour Palette!

Sleek – Face Form, Contouring & Blush Kit

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I thought I would talk about a product that I can without a doubt recommend considering I have used this product for over a year now and it has never let me down. I have to say that’s why the product looks a bit battered in the picture, it was absolutely perfect until I travelled with it the other day and the blush came away (after a year of looking perfect).

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However, the product is still amazing and all three parts are all super pigmented. This palette is in the shade light and is perfect for even the lightest of skin tones. This contour powder is a perfect matte shade and honestly blends like butter! It is quite an orangey undertone which is nice for me but I know some people are not a fan of this. The highlight is gorgeous and super pigmented, a little bit of this goes a long way! The blush has similar components as the highlight and gives off such a nice deep pink colour on the cheeks with a hint of glow. Also, love the packaging it definitely embodies the brand name! The mirror is super big and handy, the packaging is thin and easily fits in any make up bag!

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Here are some pictures of a few make up looks using this palette:

What is your favourite contour palette?

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Product Review: Morphe 35S Palette

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Since I’ve enjoyed using my plum palette by Morphe so much I decided to try out a more versatile palette this time that I could use for a numerous of different looks! After crying over the fact I could not get the 35F palette for so long I decided to try out the 35S the smokey palette! I thought this will be perfect, it was £15 on beauty bay with free delivery and it has such bold colours!

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It has a few natural colours to create a nice base to apply all the different colours onto it. I like the blue shades as I have never been able to get the deep colours that this palette offers for such a cheap price. With 35 different shades you’re bound to get your money’s worth!

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The only things I’d say is wrong with this palette is there’s a bit of fall down when using the shimmery shades. Also, the thing I don’t like is that the three black shades across the bottom aren’t that different to each other. I wish they were a tiny but different, one is matte and the others are different shimmers but other than that I love the vibrant colours in this palette and how different the looks can be with this. Here’s one of the looks I made with this palette.

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Product Review: Nivea Express Hydration Primer!

Hey guys,

So the other day I was really desperate for a primer as it was my Mom’s 60th birthday party the night after and I really needed one which would make my foundation very matte and last all night. So I endeavoured into Superdrug on a busy Friday afternoon wondering around the make-up isles full of different brands. I looked at all of them, Max Factor, GOSH, Collection and they all had the same sort of packaging, very small and all very expensive with the cheapest being around £7 for something that may or may not keep my make up on.

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I actually gave up and went to have a browse at the skin care isle when I saw the Nivea Express Hydration Primer sitting next to the moisturisers. I remembered the hype that everyone had over their men’s after shaving balm and how this would work as the most amazing primer! So I looked at the ingredients and it also had a lot of glycerine which works as a glue for make-up. The best part was that it was just over 2 pound and marked as less than half price!

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So I immediately picked it up and took it home, using it before the party and absolutely loved the way that my make-up went on after applying this primer. It was so smooth and made my foundation look like my actual skin! The best part of this primer was that even after a whole 6 and a half hours of being in a room, drinking, dancing and sweating (gross I know) I got home and went to take my make-up off and to my surprise all the foundation was on the make-up wipe! I was amazed and have continued to use this product as it is such a good one for the price. Also, I have to say that the packaging is a lot more feminine than the aftershave balm and a lot easier to put into your make-up bag!

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Let me know any other great primers you know, it’s a scary product to experiment with I find!

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