January BirchBox – First Impressions

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all doing well. Today I am going to be talking about the January BirchBox and giving you my first impressions.

This months box is in collaboration with Rochelle Humes. To with off the design of the box is beautiful, it’s a marble design with a white/rosey quartz and gold foil running through it. There are 5 items in this months box one being full size and the other 4 are travel size or minis and each months box costs £12.95.

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Mélusine Jade Roller

This was the first item I spotted in this months box, I was so excited when I opened it up and realised what it was. I have seen some much about facial rollers and to get a full sized one in this months box was great.

I’ve given this roller a go and it’s really cooling. I think it will be great for calming skin if you’ve had a stressful day it could be quite therapeutic. I love the Jade colour as it’s a bit different from the rose quartz ones I see more often.

On the information sheet it states the roller can be used for “improving elasticity and fine lines, as well as puffiness and flawless skin. It also says to keep in the fridge to use it when applying a sheet mask to get an extra smoothing feel”.

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Greenfrog Botanic Body Lotion

This body lotion looks lovely, is it in the scent sweet argon and 85% of the ingredients are natural which is great. This is a vegan body lotion, it’s cruelty free and the bottle is fully recyclable!

I’ve never heard of this brand but I’m really impressed with this lotion. The scent is lovely, it definitely smells of argon but the sweetness gives it a vanilla aroma as well which I love.

This lotion is very soothing on the skin and it soaks into the skin quickly I’m really pleased with it and am tempted to purchase the full size product when it runs out.

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The Beauty Crop Glow Milk Highlighter

This highlighter is so cute! It’s a little travel sized product and I’m in love with the packaging it looks like a little milk carton and has a white and rose gold cow print design.

I loved the bronzer from beauty crop I received in another months box so am looking forward to trying it out. This product in enriched coconut and argon oil which I think will give it a great texture for a highlighter I think it will help the product to blend into the skin.

I have tried this product on the back of my hand and it blended well, it is quite shimmery and there a lots of flecks of glitter when you are under a light. I think this will look great on top of the cheek bones or underneath foundation if you wanted a glowy look.

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Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner

As I’ve been using BirchBox for a while I’ve noticed the often put Phillip Kingsley products in their monthly boxes. I am quite excited to give this product a go as Rochelle has said she uses it and loves it. I have quite curly hair so am interested to see whether it will enhance them and make my hair look shiny rather than dry which you’ll know is a struggle if you have thick curly hair.

I like the scent of this conditioner it quite different from anything I’ve used before. It smells like a salon conditioner but it also has a little bit of a musky scent so I’m looking forward to how it will leave my hair smelling.

This product is labelled as “ultra hydrating with long-lasting moisture, it gives your hair a tangle free finish with softness and shine”.

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Vasanti Brighten Up Exfoliator

The last item in this months box is this facial exfoliator on the packaging its called a enzymatic face rejuvenator. I don’t use face exfoliators very often but when I do I use it to remove makeup and get any impurities out of my skin at the same time. Some of the ingredients include papaya, micro crystals and aloe in the formula.

This sounds like a very nourishing product. As it contains the micro crystals it is said to mimic professional microdermabrasion results, I may write another blog post about my experience using this exfoliator. 99% of the ingredients are natural, the exfoliator is said to leave the skin feeling “softer, brighter and younger looking”.

This is a good travel sized product, I like how BirchBox gives you a few smaller items that you can use and try out rather than a couple full sized that you might end up not liking.

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Thats all for the January Birchbox, i think this one has to be one of my favourites, let me know in the comments what product you would most like to try from this months box!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Clarins ombré sparkle Review

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well, today I wanted to talk about this gorgeous eyeshadow.

I purchased this whilst i was doing some christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago. I was having a look in Debenhams as they had a sale on most of their beauty products and perfumes.

Before this purchase i had never tried anything from Clarins before, but i knew they were a more high-end brand so was expecting it to be good. For christmas i also received a lip oil by clarins and have been loving it!

After having a look at all of the items on the counter i picked out this lovely rosey gold glitter shadow, there was also a true gold and navy blue shadows but i thought i would be more likely to wear the rose gold one.

Packaging

This product is a single shadow, going from using palettes for a few years it was funny to go back to a single pan eyeshadow. It’s an average size for a single shadow but I’ve learned a little goes a long way with this product. It comes in a little box which has the name and product description on the back.

Price

The price of this eyeshadow was £20 but as there was a sale on I paid £17. I would never normally pay so much especially for a single shadow, but with the sale and the fact it was Christmas when I brought it I decided to treat myself. After using it for a while I do think it’s worth it and if it did run out I think I would buy it again.

Colour

The colour is 102 PEACH GIRL in the Ombré Sparkle range, this colour is gorgeous. As I said before there were a few to choose from but I thought this one was most suited to me. It’s a rosey gold and it’s packed full with glitter.

The colour pay off is amazing too, you only need one or two swipes and you’re done! The colour is very pigmented and it fully opaque once you’ve put it on your eyelid. I think this colour looks lovely with warm orangy brown tones.

Texture

As it says on the back of the box it gives a mirror finish as it’s so glittery! It’s not clumpy at all when you put it on the eyes it swipes on like a powder and you’re left with a beautiful rosey gold glittery eyelid!

I was worried about whether the glitter would irritate my eyes as I’ve had this before with other glitter products, I had no irritation at all you could forget you’re wearing it until you look in the mirror!

Longevity

As this product is a powder eyeshadow with a glitter finish, once you apply it the eyeshadow stays on your eyes until you’re ready to take it off.

When I have used it there has been a little bit of fall out but with a glitter I expected it so wasn’t put off by that. I would always use a primer with this type of shadow as it should help to prevent fall out and make it last all day/night long!

Final Thoughts

Overall I think this eyeshadow is lovely, the colour is amazing and it lasts so long on the eyes.

It does have a pretty hefty price tag for the size of it, as I have said this product will last you a very long time as you don’t need much product for a great pay off.

The fact it doesn’t give my eyes an irritation and paired with how pigmented it is makes it worth it for me.

I think I will be purchasing some more colours in the future.

Let me know in the comments what your favourite eyeshadow is, whether it’s a palette or single pan!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

December Birchbox – First Impressions

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Hello lovelies,

How are you all doing today. I’m starting my first blog post back in a while with a first impressions. I can’t believe Christmas is already over i hope you all had a great day, this December has flown by!

I was quite impressed with this months birch box, I love that it all came in a makeup bag instead of a box this month I think its makes it a bit more special as its the christmas one. I love the style of the bag, its a lovely forget green velvet fabric and the rose gold star in the middle of the bag makes it extra christmassy, I also love the rose gold detailing on the zip.

In this months pack I received 7 items, 4 of which were full size. At first glance I think the product I am most excited about trying out is the eyeshadow palette and also the soap sponge.

Palmers Coconut Oil – Body Lotion

This was a great first item to find in this months box, I absolutely love the brand palmers so i was very excited to see one of their products. I already have the hand lotion version of this scent so I knew I would love the smell of it. This is only a sample size but you get enough to know whether you’d like to repurchase it again. I am looking forward to trying it out to see if its any different from the cocoa butter body lotion.

Full size – £4.19

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Daily Concepts Soap Sponge – Mother of Pearl 

When I opened this months box this was the first thing I could smell, so was instantly drawn to it. I think the idea of this is different as I haven’t tried a soap sponge before. I am intrigued to know how it works and if it works well. I love the smell, so I’m hoping when its used the scent will stay with you for the rest of the day. This is another full sized product, it’s a 2 in 1 soap so can be used on the face and body.

Full size – £6.00

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Forgive Me Suzie Naturally Yours – Eyeshadow Palette

The next product in the bag was this full sized eyeshadow palette, the colours look perfect for me as they are exactly what I would normally use. I love the warm tones in this palette, the glittery shades look gorgeous. I don’t often use darker browns so am excited to give this a go. I have never heard of this brand before, they are cruelty free and vegan which is great!

Full size – £9.00

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BirchBox Angled Eyeshadow Brush

To go with the eyeshadow palette BirchBox have also included this lovely angled shadow brush. The bristles are really soft and full so I think this will be perfect for blending products into the crease of the eye. This is another one of the full sized products. Can you ever have too many brushes? I think not!

Full size – £4.00

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Percy and Reed Reassuringly Firm – Session Hold Hairspray

The next item is this Percy and Reed hairspray, I remember back along in a previous box I revived a Percy and Reed curling creme I liked the way it made my hair look but I wasn’t too keen on the smell. Hopefully this product will have a different scent. This is travel sized so would be good to take with you if you were going away.

Full size – £12.50

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Joliderm Nose Patch

The last full sized product was these nose patches. They are used for removing blackheads as well as impurities and excess sebum to also help prevent blackheads from returning. I’ve only used a nose patch once which was from Primark and unfortunately it didn’t work at all, so I’m hoping to see some results after using these patches.

Full size – £13.90

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Candy Kittens – Wild Strawberry

The last item was a little mini bag of candy kittens. As I’m vegetarian its amazing when you find a brand that do sweets that taste amazing. I love the peach flavoured candy kittens so was really happy to see a different flavour to try out. I really loved the strawberry sweets and would definitely recommend them to anyone whether your veggie/vegan or not! I thought it was a lovely little extra and a great treat.

Thats all for the Decembers BirchBox, i was really happy with all of the products I received this month. Let me know in the comments which product you would most like to try!

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

OOTD | Date Day

Hello lovelies,

Today I wanted to do an outfit of the day. I haven’t actually done one of these posts on my blog yet so this is a first.

My boyfriend and I went out to the cinema today so I wanted to dress smart/casual. We had a lovely meal before hand and then we went to watch Captain Marvel, my boyfriend is a big fan of Marvel so this film was a “must see”. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.

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For the top I am wearing this lovely shirt by Micheal Kors, I love how bold the stripes are. I love the quality of the material this shirt was made from, its 100% cotton so is really breathable. On all of the buttons there is a little MK Logo and they’re all metal so the quality of the buttons is really good and they feel really sturdy. When this shirt is untucked it is quite long so I tent to either tuck it in or tie it up when I’m wearing it. I think this top adds a bit of class to an outfit, I don’t wear shirts very often so when I do I feel a lot smarter than usual haha!

For the jeans I am wearing this dark indigo blue pair from TopShop they are from the Jamie collection. I really love a good high waisted pair of jeans and I think they look great with the shirt. High waisted jeans seem suit me the best as they are tight and sinch in at the waist. The thing I love about these jeans are the belt loops, I normally purchase Joni jeans from TopShop but they don’t come with any belt loops and I love to add accessories such as belts to my outfits! These Jamie jeans are very much like the Joni style but the material is a little thicker and of course they have belt loops which is amazing.

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In addition to the jeans I added this belt from newlook. I love the gold detailing on this belt as I think it really stands out when I wear it. I love how this belt looks with the jeans a top, I think it ties the two items together. In my opinion I think the gold detailing on the belt goes well the both the blue in the shirt and the jeans. I get so much wear out of this belt as I really think it can complete a look!

On my feet am I wearing Adidas Gazelles in a baby pink shade. I love these trainers so much, they are so comfortable and very wearable. Although they are trainers I do think that they are on more of the smarter side compared to some of ones I have for example Adidas superstars. I think this type of trainer goes well with the outfit and keeps it a little more casual. As these shoes are suede I tend to only wear them when the weather is nice, so I was glad to see the sun shining today! The baby pink colour of the trainers tie in with my makeup look and add more colour into the outfit.

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For my hair today I went straight. I recently donated 12 inches to the little princess trust so I’m getting used to having short hair! It feels so different but as soon as I got it cut I could feel the difference, it felt so much lighter which I didn’t expect. As my hair is naturally curly I like to switch it up sometimes, so I decided to straighten it today also with it being cut it’s so much quicker to style!

For my makeup I went quite simple, as my outfit was blues and pink I went for a subtle eye look which I have created a tutorial for on my blog which you can check out here Peachy Eye Look. For this look I used the too faced chocolate bar palette. I wore a light tinted moisturiser, and for my lips I applied Velvet Teddy by Mac.

That’s all for today lovelies, I really hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know in the comments what film you last saw in the cinema!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

 

Midnight | Eye Look

Hello lovelies,

How are you all doing today, i hope you have all had a fabulous weekend.

Today I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a little bit and create a little bit of a darker smokey eye look. As you will know if you have been with me for a while i like really bright summery sort of colours for example peaches and pinks and golds, so this look is definitely a new one for me.

I am 100% not a pro or MUA but i just love makeup and really want to venture out with my makeup journey and start trying new looks. I really hope you enjoy reading and seeing the look i created.

The smokey eye is not something i have had a lot of practice with but i wanted to give it a go. I used a couple of different palettes one called “day to night” by Avon and another from makeup revolution called ” …….”.

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For my base i started of with just a simple primer and white shadow to even out my skin tone and create a good base for the rest of my makeup.

To start this look off i went in with a browny sort of colour in my lid which was quite cool toned, i thought by starting off lightly it will be easier to build it up instead of going all in and then not being able to correct it as easily!

After going in with a brown i went in with a darker shade that was almost black but not quite, i applied this onto the outer corners of my eyes making sure to be very gentle. I then blended out that colour a little bit further onto the eyelid and through the crease, this really helped to bring it together and soften the look a little.

Next very lightly i went in with a  black eyeshadow from the Avon palette again, i applied this with a smaller brush to ensure i didn’t pack too much product on. I very lightly put this shade into the outer corners which darkened up the look a lot but i think it definitely added to the smokiness.

Now onto my favourite part of this look, the pop of purple! I wanted to add a but if vibrance to this smokey eye and these revolution pallets are perfect for the job. This palette was only £4 and for the amount of pigment these shades have i think its 100% worth the money.

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I used two different glitters from the revolution pallet, the blue and the purple. I think both of these shades are gorgeous and really suit the smokey eye i saw going for. For these glitter shadows i find you get the most pigmentation out of them when they are applied using your finger.

I went in the the blue first in the outer part of my eyelid, i thought because this was a darker shade it would blend nicely out with the darker colours around the outer end of the lid. After this added the purple shade and it really just made the whole look pop, i especially love how it looks underneath on the lower lash line! I really love the vibrancy of it and how well it works alongside the blue.

To finish off this eye look i added a wing using the Seventeen liquid eyeliner and a little bit of Benefit Roller Lash mascara. I think the wing really adds to the look and makes it a little more dramatic.

I think this look would be great for a night out paired with a sparkly top and a pair of black jeans!

I would love to know your thoughts on this look, do you like a smokey eye? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

February BirchBox | First Impressions

Hello lovelies,

How are you? Today I am writing about the February Birchbox, whats inside and my first impressions of the products. Read on to find out more!

As february is the month of love, being valentines the box has this sort of theme, in this months box a few post cards were added in with different wording on the design as you can see.

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Anatomicals Body Cleanser

The first thing that caught my attention in this months box was this cleanser. It is a full size product as it is 100ml. This cleanser is called “no one gets flirty with the dirty pick me up body cleanser” sticking with the theme of valentines day. I have heard of this brand before but until now haven’t tried any of their products out. I really like the scent of the cleanser, at first I wasn’t sure but the more I’ve used it the more I’ve grown to like the smell I would say it’s a unisex scent as it’s not either too feminine or masculine it sort of meets in the middle. It lathers up really well and a little goes a long way. As the RRP is only £4 i would consider buying it again.

Geranium and Grapefruit Body Milk

This lotion is by the brand John Masters Organics, the size of this product is only small as it’s a sample but would be great for travel or to keep in your handbag as it won’t take up too much room. I really love how this makes my hands feel, as one of the ingredients is coconut oil it really hydrates and moisturises.  After using this product my hand feel so smooth and soft but you don’t get any oil residue and the product sinks into the skin very fast. The scent of this body milk is the one thing that I wouldn’t rave about, the main ingredients are geranium and grapefruit. As I am not a big fan of citrus scents this isn’t to my taste, the grapefruit is a powerful scent but you can also smell the floral notes of the geranium. I wouldn’t purchase this again as the full size version is £18 and I don’t love the smell enough to buy it.

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Coconut and Fig Hair Masque

The next thing that caught my eye was this coco & eve “like a virgin” hair mask. I have seen this product advertised so am looking forward to giving it a go. I will do a full review on this once I have given it a few tries. The first thing to say about this product is that i adore the scent, one of my all time favourite scents is coconut so i can’t go wrong with this! It’s not an overpowering type of smell but it is really lovely, and i can’t wait to find out what its like when it’s in the hair. The directions for this product are different to what i thought they would be, you shampoo your hair and towel dry it, then distribute it evenly throughout your hair. This product claims it improves shine, texture and tames frizz. As i have naturally curly hair i can’t wait to see what the results are because my hair goes very frizzy when its natural.

Liquid Shimmer Shadow Eclipse

In this months box there were two shades of this eyeshadow you could possibly get, I received Eclipse. I really love this colour, it is a coppery shade and is a shimmer eyeshadow. I have worn this eyeshadow out once for a few hours, it applied really easily and is really pigmented. This product lasted the whole time i was out, its pretty smudge proof which is great as most powdered shadows start to wear off the longer you wear it. I love how shimmery it is and the applicator makes it easy to apply and enables you to be more precise as it’s not too big.

Tapered Blending Brush

The last item in February’s BirchBox is an eyeshadow brush from the brand Luxie, I’ve heard of this brand and think they are quite popular but I myself haven’t tried their products before. I like the look of this brush and the rose gold detailing is lovely! The bristles are quite soft, although i don’t think they’re as soft as the real techniques eyeshadow brushes. I am yet to give this brush a go but as it say i think it will be really good for blending shadows together. It does feel like a good quality brush and i am going to look into the brand more if i love using this brush.

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That’s all from Birchbox this month. I am quite happy with the selection of different products I received this time, but would’ve liked to see maybe another beauty product added into the mix.

I hope you enjoyed reading and let me know what you think of these products or if you’ve tried any of them out in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

Valentine’s Eye Look

Hello lovelies,

How are you? As it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow I wanted to share this look I created especially for it!

I don’t normally go this bold with my eyeshadow but I feel like going all out this time round.

To create this look I used the revolution newtrals 2 pallet as there are lots of pinks and reds within it.

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Base

To start of I put a little bit of Becca primer on my eyelids. As I don’t wear foundation I thought this would be a good way to use it and it worked really well as a primer for my eyeshadow. After I let that set in I went in the lightest shade in this palette which is a very light pinky/cream shade and it makes a lovely base colour.

Builder Colour 

Next I added this peachy pink that I used to create my last eye look which was a Peachy Matte style. This palette is really good for building up colour as you can add little bits at a time and it blends in really well together.

All over

Once I had the first layer of colour on I went lightly all over with this orange/red colour which brightened it up a little bit. To do this I used the real techniques shadow brush as it’s good for blending colours together and packs on the shadow evenly.

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Outer third 

The next colour I used was a bit bolder, it is a Beautiful bright red. I only had to use very small amounts of this as it’s so pigmented! I used a brush I bought from TK MAXX it’s a bit flatter than the real techniques shadow brush so found it good for placing the colour exactly where I wanted it. I put this colour on the outer third of my eye and then tied it in by bringing it across the top of my eyelid to help it blend well.

Glitter

Before adding the sparkles I went over my lid with concealer in the places where i would be adding the glitter shadows. After blending that out i went in with one of the darkest glitters in this pallet, it is a lovely purple shade with red tones i thought it would go really well with the red. The glitters in this palette are really pigmented, to get the best out of it i use my finger to apply them.

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Inner corners

To brighten my inner corners up I added a light pink glitter shade and blended it in with the darker glitter, this created a ombre effect which i really like. I think adding the pop of colour into the inner corners really helps to complete the look.

Touching Up

After finishing up with the glitters I went over with a soft blending brush and made sure to brush over any harsh lines to bring the look together. The finishing touch is definitely going around the outside of the eye with a makeup wipe and then adding a little bit of concealer to make the lines look sharp.

That’s all for today, I really hope you enjoyed reading and let me know what you think about this look in the comments!

What colour will you be wearing on your eyes this valentines day?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

Brow Emergency Kit | Review

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well. Today I wanted to write a review on this product I found while looking for a new brow gel in Primark.

I really like using their brow gel, it works really well and holds my brows in place for the whole day. As I was looking I couldn’t find any on their own, instead i found this Brow Emergency set.

For £2.50 I couldn’t not give it a try. As you can see within the set you get 4 items. The first is a little brow pencil, next is a spoolie, then the brow gel and lastly a pair of tweezers. For this price you are getting each item for around 62p which is incredible! I love the look of this little set, it come in a clear plastic container and on the back there is a set of pictures that are showing you the steps to this kit.

The set I got was medium brown I like the feel of the brow pencil and the gel as the packaging for both are mainly matte, i think it gives it a sleek design.

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Tweezers

At first look tweezers are not the best quality in the world but for 62p you can’t complain too much. They are a classic silver colour and the size of them is pretty good as they are the same size as a regular pair. When it came to plucking the hairs they were actually pretty good, i wasn’t expecting them to be so precise and it didn’t hurt much at all!

The Brow Pencil

I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this brow pencil. As i said before I got mine in the shade  medium brown The texture of the pencil is really smooth and silky as it goes onto the brows , I  found that it also blended out really well. This shade is a little bit darker than what I would normally go for so it took me a little while to get used to them as it did give them a more bold look. To get this sort of tone you only need to press lightly on the pencil as it is really pigmented. I will definitely continue to use this product.

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Spoolie

Next is the set is a little eyebrow spoolie. I love using spoolies as I find they help so much with getting the hairs all in the right direction and it helps to neaten the look up. My normal brow product is the Benefit goof proof brow pencil which comes with a spoolie on one end and the product at the other end. The handle on this spoolie is not the best quality as its plastic and quite small, apart from this its still easy to use and I think the bristles on it are really good, they are quite soft so the don’t scratch the skin underneath when you’re combing. Due to its size I think this would be a good product to put in your handbag/ travel bag.

Brow Gel

The last piece the this set is the Brow gel! As I mentioned above i really like the brow gel that Primark sell. This one has slightly different packaging and is a little bit bigger than the one i purchased previously but it works all the same. I find this brow gel really good for keeping my brows in place without putting too much product on them like other brands i have tried. What I like about this particular brand is that it doesn’t leave your brows hard or “straw like” as some other brands do. I will definitely be being this product again when it runs out.

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Overall I think this buy was a success, I don’t know if i will continue to use the tweezers but I will keep them in my draw as a back up if i am going away or happen to lose my current pair. My favourite part of this set has to be the brow pencil as it really did surprise me with how well it worked.

Have you tried this brow set, or will you try it after reading? What brand is your favourite brow gel from?  Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

Smokey pink eye look

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Hello lovelies, today I thought I would show you how I created this smokey pink eye look.

For this particular look I used the Revolution Beyond Flawless eyeshadow palette. There are lots of pinks and purple shades in this palette so it was great for creating a smokey look with a pop of pink.

To start of the look I primed my eyelids using the freedom eyelid primer, I like to use this primer as it gives a good base and really helps the eyeshadow to stay on. As a base shadow I used the shade flawless all over my lid with the real techniques crease brush.

I then used the shade sand dune all over the lid, this is a mauve pink colour which is a nice colour to apply all over. In the outer third I applied some of the shade brunette, which is more of a browny mauve colour this shade blended together nicely with sand dune. For this part of the look I used the real techniques blending brush.

Using the same brush, after blending that through I then went in with a darker shade in the outer corner of my lid to darken the look up and make it a bit more smokey. For this is used a mix of bistre and blackest which are some of the darkest shades in this palette. You can really darken a look up with these shades so I went lightly first so I was able to build the colour up.

I then put some concealer through the middle and inner corner of my lid, this was so that when I added the shimmers shades i would get the best colour pay off and it helps the colour to stay on for longer. Once i’d blending the concealer in i used my finger and put the shade spice through the middle of my eyelid, this is a really gorgeous pink colour and it glistens on the eyelids when you’re in the sunlight.

In the inner corner of my eye I put a little bit of the shade mineral, this really brightens up the corner of the eye and i think completes the eyeshadow as it adds an extra glow.

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After I’ve finished applying the eyeshadow I used my new 17 liquid eyeliner to create a cat eye which i think worked really nicely. The colour was very pigmented and it was easy to create the flick. For mascara I used the 17 VaVa Voom which gave my lashes a lift and gave them an extra curl as I used lash curlers before applying the mascara.

Let me know what you think of this look!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Beauty Haul

Hello lovelies, today I thought I would show you a little haul as I did some online shopping on Boots a few days ago.

Everything I purchased is by the brand Seventeen, I was on the Boots website and I believe they are discontinuing the range which is a shame but would justify why the prices of everything is so cheap! I purchased 6 items and my order came to just under £10 which was amazing!

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Define and Conquer Contour Set

The first thing I saw was the Define and conquer contour set, as you can see in the set you get a contour and highlight for the price the size of the product was pretty good, I would say it’s about the size of my palm mine is in the shade fair. I thought it was good that it comes with a 4 step guide, this can be useful to someone is new to contouring.

I thought this was a really lovely contour shade perhaps a little warm but I think it worked pretty well, as the product blends in easily you can’t really go wrong with it. I don’t normally use a matte highlight so I used it on my eyelids as a base and it worked perfectly it evened out my skin tone and gave a nice base.

BB balm

I also purchased a BB balm, I don’t like to use foundation because I don’t feel I need it and I feel it’s too heavy for my skin. This BB cream was a sort of trial to see whether I’d like wearing something all over my face. It was a very light coverage which is what I wanted and it also is SPF 25 which was one of the reasons I purchased it.

I want to start protecting my face even on the cloudy days as I know that sun damage is not always visible until you age, by protecting my skin now I hope it will help to prevent damage in the future. I like how the BB cream looked on my face, it wasn’t cakey or heavy and it was a lovely shade that matched my skin perfectly which I was worried that it would as I ordered these products online.

Blush Powder

The next thing I saw was a blush, I was skeptical with this product as I don’t use blush at all. As we’re coming into summer I thought it would be nice to start using it, as I think it can just give your makeup look a rosy hint. I got this in the shade China Pink.

I tried it out and really loved how it looked, because I am prone to getting quite rosy cheeks naturally I never bothered before. The colour was subtle and definitely didn’t look too much which is what I was worried about. This blush was easy to blend into my skin and if it looked too strong i just buffed it out and it became more soft and muted.

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VaVa Voom Mascara

I like to try different mascaras from time to time, I saw this one Va Va Voom and thought it looked good. I like to use mascaras with brush bristles rather than plastic bristles I you understand what I mean. I feel I can get a better look with brush bristles aha. As you can see this mascara has just that, it is quite a big brush which some people aren’t too keen on but i don’t mind it. You just have to be more careful to not get it on your eyelid.

I got the best results with this mascara when I curl my lashes, I think it a really nice product it gives my lashes a nice lift and has a good colour. I got this mascara in the shade blackest black.

Laquer Liner Liquid Eyeliner

I also picked up a liquid eyeliner as I had run out of mine. I thought the shade was really good it was very opaque and a very dark black.  The product stays on pretty well and it was easy to use. The brush tip was thin so getting the flick was not too hard which is what I struggled with perviously with a liquid liner.

Previously I’ve used a felt eyeliner, but since buying this it may have converted me as it was really easy to use and the colour pay off was great. The only thing I would say that not so good is the actual product is very small so I don’t know how long it will last, but I would be great for travel as it won’t take up lots of space.

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Holo Nail Polish 

The last product I purchased was a silver holographic nail polish. I really like wear metallic colours on my nails and as this was on offer I thought I’d give it a go. The shade is quite opaque and I only used one coat which looked pretty good. I don’t know if it’s fully holographic but it does change colour slightly in the light. Overall I liked the shade and you only need one coat, what more could you want?

I would recommend all of these products I’m really glad I purchased them whilst I could, there are still products available on boots but once they run out its gone 😦

Let me know if you have tried any of these products or if you are going to before they are gone!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx