Wednesday, 28 November 2012

My favourite youtube beauty gurus

Hello everyone!

First off I'd like to say how sorry I am for being the worlds worst blogger recently. I've literally had so much uni work to do and I'm definitely struggling to do it all, especially considering I've only just started! Hopefully i'll be back to regular blogging now :)

Today I thought I would share with you guys three of my favourite youtube beauty gurus. Up until recently, I never actually watched beauty videos on youtube and just read blogs but I came across a video that I liked (can't remember what one) and started searching for similar videos. Now I'm addicted to watching youtube videos and watch the three youtubers that I am going to show you religiously!

1. Sprinkle of Glitter

Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter creates videos obviously about beauty but also general videos about her life, hauls and fun videos which are all extremely enjoyable. Louise is one of my favourite beauty gurus on youtube because of her videos but also her amazing personality. Although I don't know her personally, her personality shines through her videos and because she is so bubbly it makes her  videos extremely fun to watch. You can find Louise's videos here. She also runs a blog which corresponds with her youtube channel which you can find here.

2. Zoella

Like Louise, Zoe from 'Zoella' is also one of my favourite beauty gurus. Zoe's channel also consists of beauty videos, hauls and fun type videos. Zoella was on the first channels I ever started to watch and I'm so happy I found this channel as I couldn't recommend it enough! Zoe comes across as such a sweet girl and always makes me smile throughout her videos which makes them enjoyable to watch. What's also exciting is that Zoe from 'Zoella' is best friends with Louise from 'Sprinkle of Glitter' which means they often features in each others videos (yay!). You can find her youtube channel here and her blog here.

3. Macbarbie07

Last but not least is Beth from 'Macbarbie07'. Unlike both Zoella and Sprinkle of Glitter, Beth is actually from America which is a fact I actually love because it means her videos are slightly different to all of the UK beauty gurus that I watch. Beth's channel mainly focuses on both fashion and beauty and her videos are edited amazingly! Beth makes her video's really funny and the bloopers are always hilarious! You can find her videos here.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I know it's quite different than what I normally post! I definitely recommend you go and subscribe to their channels, you won't be disappointed!

What are you favourite youtube beauty gurus?


Thursday, 15 November 2012

Nivea lip butters: caramel cream & raspberry rose

For years now, I have been obsessed with lip balms due to the fact I hate having dry lips and always find myself using it, especially in the colder weather!

I haven't really tried any Nivea products before but after seeing these when browsing the superdrug website I knew I had to order them. I decided to get the lip butters in caramel cream and raspberry rose as the only other one is original which seems too boring to me!

These lip butters are extremely motorising and both smell AMAZING! My favourite out of the two is the raspberry rose as it smells exactly like fruitella's (they're sweets if you didn't know).

I find that these lip butters don't just sit on the surface of your lips but sink in which makes them extremely pleasant and beneficial to use. These are definitely my go to lip product at the moment! I also love the fact they are so inexpensive and I would definitely recommend them!

You can buy them from your local superdrug or superdrug online here for only £1.49.

They are currently on offer for £1.25.

Have you tried these?


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Review: Ecotools brushes

Hello guys!

Today I am going to be reviewing some ecotools brushes for you. I am not going to be reviewing them separately in this post as I haven't tried using all of them yet but I will be giving a brief review on the brushes.

First of all, I have wanted a foundation brush for a while and after reading good reviews about the foundation brush from ecotools I decided to try it out. 

The quality of this brush is very good and it is extremely soft. I have been using this brush everyday to apply my liquid foundation and absolutely love it. I find it gives me an even coverage and allows me to apply my foundation quickly and easily.

As for the set of brushes, I bought four brushes and a makeup pouch to hold them in. Unlike the foundation brush these brushes are slightly smaller due to them being travel sized. Out of this set I have only tried the eye shadow brush which is also very good quality and great for blending. The other brushes I received in that set are a mineral powder brush, a concealer brush and a mini kabuki brush.

I am extremely impressed with these brushes and will definitely continue using them on a day to day basis!

I also need to state that I am unsure whether these brushes are real or fake as they were purchased on eBay from Hong Kong. However, I knew this before purchasing them and even if they are fake I'm not fussed because they are still amazing quality. 

I bought the foundation brush from this seller for £1.89 including free delivery and the five piece brush set I bought from this seller for £3.78 including free delivery.

Have you tried these brushes?

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Candles from Primark?

Hello guys!

This is just a quick post to let you guys know about two candles that I received picked up from Primark. 

During the winter months, candles are basically my life and with this in mind I am always looking for new candles to try so when I saw these I knew I just had to try them.

The candle on the left is 'Autumn Apple' and smells absolutely divine  I actually picked this one up when in Ireland last week and it only cost me 1 euro! The boughs of holly candle on the right cost £1 (I think) and also smells lovely. However, I've only burnt the boughs of holly candle and it doesn't let off much of a smell when burning which is a shame!

Primark have been selling a lot of different candles recently and I would definitely recommend trying there if like me, you like candles or if you just want to try some as they are extremely well priced!

Do you own any candles from Primark?

Thanks for reading!


Friday, 9 November 2012

EOS lip balm: worth the hype?

Hey guys!

I'm sure that no introduction is needed with the EOS lip balms as even though they aren't easily available in the UK everyone and their mother seems to have one. 

The normal flavours are lemon drop, tangerine, honeysuckle honeydew, strawberry sorbet, summer fruit and mint. However, after watching one of my favourite youtube beauty bloggers Macbarbie07 here talk about the limited Alice in wonderland EOS lip balms I decided to go for one of them instead. 

The limited edition pack consists of three flavours: blueberry potion (the one I bought), watermelon wonderland and sweet vanilla nonsense. 

I love the fact that this EOS lip balm is named 'blueberry potion', I think it's just a really cute touch. As for the actual product, I'm actually not as impressed as I thought I would be. I think this is because everyone goes crazy for them. 

I really like the smell although I personally don't think it smells that much like blueberry. I like the application as it's not messy due to not using your fingers and I also like the fact it is a completely natural product. I do find this lip balm very motorising and I like the fact that it sinks into your lips rather quickly. 

Overall, I am happy with this product but due to people raving about it the way they do I actually expected more. I have lip balms that are equally as good (some I actually prefer) and they are only a fraction of the price.

I would recommend this product as it is very good but there are definitely cheaper lip balms that are just as effective!

You can buy the limited Alice in wonderland EOS lip balms from this seller for £3.79 with £1.99 postage.

Have you tried the EOS lip balms?

Thanks for reading! 


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

W7 makeup haul

Hello everyone!

I'd like to start off by saying sorry for the rubbish photo's by the lighting in my house was rubbish today :( Anyway today's post is going to be a W7 makeup haul from eastendcosmetics. I'd never really heard of eastendcosmetics before but quite a lot of people had been mentioning it on twitter and it would be rude for me not to place an order.

I hadn't tried any W7 products before but when I saw people purchase the face powders and give them glowing reviews I knew I wanted to try some products.

I decided to buy three box powders that I had read good reviews about. As you can see they look very similar to the style of the benefit blushers and I really like the look of them.

Along with the box powders I bought three nail polishes. I bought a glitter red and a glitter black (the red one will be perfect for Christmas!) and a bronze sort of colour.

All of these products were extremely cheap and each product cost less than £2. 

I will probably do individual reviews for each product but if you would like a specific one to be reviewed let me know in the comments!

You can buy these products from eastendcosmetics here

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Skin Therapy: nourishing hand & nail moisturising lotion


I've never been a person for hand cream as I generally never get dry hands or feel the need to use a hand cream. Whilst in wilkinsons with my mum I saw this hand cream on sale for two for £1 so decided to get two and try them out.

What they say: "Skin therapy hand & nail lotion combines a special bend of skin softeners, moisturisers and vitamins to help protect hands from the drying effects of water, wind and detergents. The light formulation is non greasy and easily absorbed to help relieve dry skin whilst strengthening and conditioning nails"

First of all, this hand cream is only 59p per tube which to me is EXTREMELY cheap!

I absolutely love the hand cream and find myself always reaching for it now. The consistency is just right in my eyes and the scent is very pleasant and not overpowering. I also have found that there are lots of product in the actual tube.

Overall I love this hand cream and for only 59p or 2 for £1 you can't really go wrong!

Have you tried this hand cream?