Make-up for £1? Miss Beauty Review♥

Hey hey!♥

It’s been a while! How have you all been? Had a good week/weekend? Any big changes I need to know about? Hehe… apologies about all the questions.. I feel like I have been away for a while (Its been a few days).. and this ALWAYS HAPPENS TO ME! Why is it that a few days in the blogging world always feels like a few weeks? I think I will try to stick to my habit of posting Sunday & Thursday.. that seemed to work well for me and I never felt like I was away for too long! In fact lovelies, let me know how often you post/what days.. I would LOVE to know!!!

RIGHT DARLINGS… I have a very exciting post for you all.. especially those of you who are savvy shoppers and LOVE a good bargain (ahem… me included!). So.. I was VERY GENEROUSLY sent some beauty products from a company called Miss Beauty London*… which if are not aware of… is actually sold in POUNDWORLD. AND… each item is a POUND. Yep you read that right… now I already know what you are all thinking… make-up that costs a pound surely cannot work right? Well…. I will be honest, that thought was in the back of my head too…. BUT recently (especially after LOVING the Primark beauty range so much) I really have been loving more budget items.. and wanted to give these £1 beauty items a go!

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So… first things first loves… the BASE products. I have both the Flawless Matte Foundation* and the Face Powder*.

Flawless Matte Foundation♥

I was so pleasantly surprised that the shade of this was more or less a perfect match (wooop!).. as this can always be an issue when you are sent foundation! The consistency is on the runnier side… and is definitely light – buildable medium coverage ( I applied 2 layers).. and it definitely has the matte look as the name states! It felt very light on my skin and just blended perfectly with my beauty sponge… but I have also applied it with a buffing brush and it blended so easily then! The staying power was actually what I was most impressed with … I wore it on the warmest day of the year that we have had so far (eeek!)… and I could not believe that it was still ON my face after sitting in the sun! Obviously… as the evening came along… it had started to fade… but it definitely lasted the majority of the morning/afternoon! The staying power is usually one of my biggest problems with cheaper foundations… but for the price.. this foundation did an amazing job!

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Overall:

I absolutely LOVE this foundation.. in fact it has become my day-to-day foundation for Spring. I love how light it is, yet it still mattifies your skin so you are left with a beautiful natural looking base. I was SO impressed with the staying power… and would definitely purchase this with my own money for an affordable, everyday foundation! I think it would be perfect for work/university.. especially for students who are after a budget foundation! I adore the packaging… it is SO sleek and classic.. and it is quite small so will easily fit in your makeup bag! The only issue I had is that it didn’t seem like there was much product in the packaging.. I feel like I may get 2 weeks more of foundation.. then it will be out.. BUT… I suppose you have to remember it is only £1… and it is not breaking the bank if you have to re-purchase it! OVERALL.. I highly recommend this as a day time foundation lovelies… give it a go! (if you want to, hehe).

Face Powder♥

This powder was definitely another one of my favourite items… the shade matched my skin nicely (although it was slightly on the darker side.. but I do not see this as a problem especially as we have Summer round the corner.. sort of, ha!). It feels very silky, and when applied to my skin (with a large kabuki brush).. it applied so easily and mattified my face! ALSO… apparently this powder has sunscreen in it.. SO it helps protect your skin in the sun (not bad!).. I would still recommend using a normal SPF though (as I hope you all do ANYWAY!). The powder gives my skin a lovely, smooth, velvety finish.. and reminds me of the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.. although I think I actually prefer the finish of THIS budget one! The packaging does feel quite flimsy (it is only plastic).. but I was expecting this … and it does not affect how the product works so I am not fussed too much about this!

Overall:

I love the finish this powder gives me.. it feels like velvet on my face and I cannot believe a powder that cost £1 could work so well. It helps the foundation last longer too… and does not feel powdery or look cakey on your skin after! I adore this powder so so much! I do not even think I have any negatives about this… so lovelies.. definitely check this out!

Mascaras♥

I was actually lucky enough to be sent ALL 3 mascaras that Miss Beauty have in their range.. so it was amazing to be able to review ALL 3 of them!

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Volumising Mascara and Lengthening Mascara

Firstly.. I adore the packaging.. it is so sleek and simple! However.. that is probably the only thing that I liked about these products. I was SO gutted when I applied them as neither of them worked for my lashes…I was just not able to get them to work at all. Maybe it is just me and my weird lashes (hehe!)… I know products work differently on every person so if you have tried these mascaras and they work for you… let me know!

Waterproof Mascara

NOW THIS ONE… is a completely different story. I actually LOVE this one! I have never been one to wear waterproof mascara.. but I have been loving this one so much! It makes my lashes look volumised, lengthened and also very dark! I have quite watery eyes too (especially during hay fever season!).. so using this mascara means I do not get panda eyes anymore! So.. if you are looking for an affordable, waterproof mascara.. I highly recommend this one!

Overall:

The mascaras were the only thing I did not love from this range.. EXCEPT the waterproof one which I loved! The packaging and wands are SPOT on… but the formulation of the two mascaras just DID NOT get on with my lashes at all!

Fine Eyeliner♥

You guys will know me and that I love a good winged liner! So I was so chuffed to see an eyeliner .. BUT I was a little nervous because I am so used to using a felt tip pen.. rather than out of a “pot”. I was also a little apprehensive as the product was a very shiny black.. and I love me some matte wings guys. BUT GUESS WHAT.. this product DRIED matte.. so I was SO glad! The application is quite easy… it took the same amount of time to apply that my felt tip does.. which was fab! The staying power of the eyeliner is amazing too… I again used it on the hottest day we had.. and it stayed put! It is also so easy to remove.. which is always a plus!

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Overall:

I love this eyeliner so much…. it is so easy to apply, long lasting AND dries matte (probably my favourite thing ha!). The ONLY issue is… getting some product in your eye. NOW this may just be me being clumsy.. but every now and again.. I somehow manage to hit myself in the eye with my eyeliner.. and unfortunately it happened with this and it did sting quite a bit.. although this disappeared within a few seconds. This does not happen with my usual eyeliner (although it has happened with pot eyeliners before!)… so I will just have to remember to be extra careful when applying this one!

SO LOVELIES… there we have my review of some AMAZING, budget makeup items! I know everyone loves a good bargain.. especially when it comes to makeup.. so if you are on the hunt for some new products.. I recommend giving Miss Beauty London a go.. especially their base products! They are available in Poundworld… so next time you are picking up some essentials.. give these a go!!

Right darlings… I hope you enjoyed this! I have quite busy day ahead of me.. I have some blog photos to take, a video to film, a room to clean (hehe) AND also.. a Body Shop event to go to (I cannot WAIT!)… SO I am going to love you and leave you guys.. have an absolutely AMAZING DAY!!!!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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*Items were sent for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own

Teen Make-Up Trends vs Now♥

Hiya lovelies…. HOPE YOU HAVE ALL HAD A WONDERFUL WEEKEND SO FAR! What have you been up to? I spent my Saturday being VERY lazy actually (eeeek.. SO unlike me!). It was an all-day pajama day.. I took a few posts worth of blog photos, changed my bedsheets and made some gourmet chicken burgers! Sounds about right doesn’t it? I think Saturdays like this are needed sometimes.. it is SO nice to just chill out and do things at your own pace and not feel rushed! I think the fact that I have a week off work (YAYAYAY) has helped this too… As it means I do not have to worry about cramming everything in on the weekend.. like the usual mad dash I have to deal with!

RIGHT angels….. I have a bit of a chatty/reminiscent post for you today. Now.. I know with the majority of us being beauty bloggers, AND sassy young women, I think we consider ourselves to know quite a bit about the latest beauty trends/what the best products are out there… BUT .. were we always like this? Anybody remember what their makeup/beauty was like back in the day… I think it is time we took a little trip down memory lane ey? Have a peek below darlings and let’s see how many of these make-up “trends” you followed!

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White Eyeshadow♥

Then: One single swipe of bright white eye-shadow all over your eyelid – the SASSIEST eye makeup around! You were definitely the baddest girl EVER when your wore this eye-shadow – EVERYONE ADMIRED YOUR EYE MAKEUP SKILLS. If you were brave enough to use blue eyeshadow.. wow girl.. HATS OFF to you.

Now: Nothing short of perfectly blended eye-shadow with the most PERFECT wing is expected. The only white eye-shadow in sight is in the inner corner of your eyes to brighten them up… after all you are up at the crack of dawn for work.

Panda Eyes♥

Then: DARK, BLACK KHOL WAS YOUR BESTIE! It was THE THING to have the darkest, most mysterious panda eyes EVER. You would go through SO many khol liners, and black eye shadow was NEEDED for making everything STAY in the place

Now: Usually… a single, soft brown/black liner on your waterline is enough… nobody wants black eyes right? WE LAY OFF LOTS OF KHOL NOW RIGHT?

Frosty Lips♥

Then: All you would ever want in life was to have the glossiest, stickiest, most glittery lipgloss EVER. If it was flavoured.. THAT WAS EVEN BETTER. It didn’t matter that your hair got stuck in it every time you went out… all you would need to do is reapply ever hour. Do NOT even get me started on those lipgloss tubes…. it was ESSENTIAL that you built up a collection of these so you could have a different colour every day.. AND brag to your friends about them.

Now: Really though… sticky lipgloss is the WORST. Shiny.. not so bad… glittery.. hmmm… as long as it is SUBTLE. I do not know about you but lipgloss in a tube is a NIGHTMARE… WE NEED PRECISION WHEN APPLYING.

Orange Face♥

Then: Bronzing pearls were your bestie…. you would use a massive fluffy brush (may I add that was used for EVERYTHING ELSE too) and go WILD applying that bronzer. You had to look like you had just been on holiday right? The colour “orange” meant nothing to you… you were “glowing”

Now: Contouring is your babe… and you use precision brushes so you can get the most BEAUTIFUL look on your face. You are an EXPERT at applying bronzer to give you a health glow… no orange-ness in sight. W are smart, sassy ladies and we know to stay away from anything too orange-y

Clumpy Lashes♥

Then: You would never leave the house without at least 5 layers of mascara on… all you saw when you blinked was a black curtain. It was all about having the thickest, clumpiest, most spidery lashes EVER.

Now: Long, fluttery eyelashes that are individually separated … and you NEVER need more than two coats. Sometimes.. falsies may be be used to help increase the length/volume of your BEAUTIFUL lashes… but THERE IS STILL NO CLUMPINESS IN SIGHT

No Brows Whatsoever♥

Then: All your eyebrows would be was a line of hair above your eye.. they would be PLUCKED LIKE MAD every Sunday night.. and any time ANY hair grew.. this HAD to be removed by your trusty tweezers. In fact.. you would even carry these bad boys in your bag so you could do your work on the go

Now: After hating yourself that you got rid of your beautiful brows, you have to deal with the PAINFUL wait of them growing back again (hello monster brows). SOMETIMES THEY DID NOT EVEN GROW BACK! Your eyebrow pencil/wax/powder is your bestie… and beautifully shaped, full brows are the result! Bet we are kicking ourselves now for thinning them out so much when we were younger ey?

Disco Ball♥

Then: Glitter. Glitter in your hair, glitter on your body… glitter on your eyes.. GLITTER EVERYWHERE. You were practically a WALKING DISCO BALL

Now: Glitter on ANYTHING is a no go. Except maybe eyeshadow… if you are doing fancy dress….

So there we have it darlings!! I really hope this post made you giggle.. Ohhhh to be young and carefree again (ha!).. it really is SO funny to think back about how your makeup was when you were in school. Bet you never thought we would be looking back and giggling at ourselves! DO NOT even get me started on hair/fashion when we were younger.. that is a WHOLE post in itself. Butterfly clips, crimped hair and coloured hair extensions anyone?

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Right darlings… the sun is shining outside….  Spring is OFFICIALLY HERE (YES!!).. So I am going to enjoy the BEAUTIFUL weather (make the most of it before it starts raining again ha!).. I really hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Make sure to let me know what other make-up trends you followed when you were younger.. AND if you followed any of these too!!

See you all in my next one lovelies!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Beauty Buys & Review!♥

Hey hey angels!!

How are you all!? Have you had a fabulous week?  I hope so! It is so weird … normally I find my weeks FLY by.. but for some reason, both me and my husband have found this week to be DRAGGING … I actually was a day ahead ha!

Anyways … I CANNOT wait for the weekend guys .. I literally want to take SO MANY OUTFIT photos, as I feel like I have not done an OOTD in a while, and I miss them! I will also (fingers crossed) be getting a new camera soon… so you should hopefully notice an improvement in the quality of my pictures (eeek!).

So lovelies … as some of you may know, I had my registry wedding last weekend.. and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to pick up some more make up! I So.. off I went early Friday morning to pick up some essentials! Boots are AMAZING because they always have some sort of offer with their beauty products! So sweeties.. should we see what made it into my basket :D….

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Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Maybelline wake me up concealer

Now.. I have literally heard SO MANY POSITIVE reviews of this little baby .. and believe it or not, I have NEVER used concealer in my everyday make up (SHOCK HORROR!!). I thought this one would be the perfect addition to my little collection!

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Ok…. I have been using this concealer for almost a week.. and I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT IT! It is so easy to apply, blends in amazingly, and stays put for the majority of the day. I have been applying it under my eyes, around my nose and on any other blemishes. I find it doesn’t crease under my eyes … which is AMAZING! I think because I have huge, puffy eyes (please guys.. no owl eyes jokes :P), so many concealers just end up creasing.. but I found this one did not do that at all (woooooooo!). It also just makes me look SO MUCH MORE AWAKE.. So definitely does its job in waking me up (wow.. that was cheesy I know hehe!). I can definitely see why so many bloggers love it … I ADORE the foundation for the summer time too .. so cannot wait to re-purchase in a few months.. and use the foundation AND the concealer!

Maybelline Brow Satin

Maybelline Brow Satin

Now lovelies.. I only recently got into doing my brows recently .. and cannot believe I was missing this step out in my make up routine! I used to use a Rimmel one.. but I actually found that the shade was too dark for my brows.. and made me look like I had a permanent scowl HA! So.. with Maybelline doing a fab offer.. I thought I may as well pick up this product.

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I love that this product is like two products in one.. it has the brow pencil (which is actually gel) on one end, then a sponge tip which has some powder in on the other! I got the dark brown shade (see above!)… as I much prefer a full, natural brow, rather than a sharp one! If you prefer a more dramatic brow, you may not like this product.. however I think it is GREAT for daytime use. I use small strokes to apply it on my brows, then use the sponge to blend the product in. The finished result it beautiful, natural, full looking brows. I find this product SO easy to use… my brows literally will take me 2 minutes to do with this.. and I am still a newbie! If you are after a product that will fill in your brows naturally and is easy to use.. I definitely recommend this one lovelies! I also used it for my registry wedding, and applied slightly more of the pencil to give myself a more dramatic look! I am not sure how this would work for girlies who have thinner brows.. mine are naturally quite thick, so just need filling in and darkening… so if yours are similar.. I suggest you go out NOW and pick this up!

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Make-Up Locking Setting Spray

Maybelline Spray

WOW.. that is quite a mouthful (try saying it ha!)… As soon as I saw this I knew I HAD to have it!! Maybelline had an amazing offer on where you could buy one product and get another half price.. so after picking up the Brow Satin.. I put this in my basket too! Now.. if you do not already know.. I am such a MASSIVE fan of any finishing/setting spray. If you have read my previous blog post HERE .. you will know I found a dupe for the Mac Fix+ spray (in the form of THIS Boots Botanics spray) .. I talk about it more in my post.. so have a read! Seeing this Maybelline setting spray instantly reminded me of the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray… and with my registration coming up I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to test it’s lasting power (I was an emotional wreck on that day… LOTS of crying ha!). See my review below!

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I did my make-up at 11:30AM … and applied the setting spray. You have to give it a good shake too (I applied it as soon as I bought it without shaking it and my face felt a little sticky .. WHOOPS!). So… I did quite a few sprays.. then left it to dry! I then went off and had a lovely day .. checking my makeup every few hours. I was surprised to see everything was still looking in place.. despite me crying whilst giving my vows! It got to around 9PM.. and I had a good look in the mirror. Of course… I was not as fresh faced as I was earlier on in the day but my make up still looked amazing! Usually, my T-zone gets quite oily.. but it had remained oil free all day! I have been using this product every single day since, and I find that it has definitely helped my make-up stay on for so much longer! I think this product will definitely be tested in the summer when it gets warmer/sweatier (ew I know :P).. so keep an eye out for another test of it then! But for now .. I don’t think I will go a day without using this product.. it has definitely become a staple!

Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette 

I am normally not an eyeshadow girl, but I thought I would buy an affordable palette and give it a go for my registration wedding. I found this FABULOUS one .. the thing that I was drawn to was the cost.. IT WAS £2.99 GUYS!! HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE! Have a peek below for my review..

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Right… I decided to chose the neutral palette, rather than the smoky or golden, as I knew this would be the one I would get the most use out of. I was SO surprised at how pigmented each colour was.. they are all matte (I am NOT  fan of shimmery eyeshadows.. maybe because I am quite scared of them!)… and the colours are SO easy to work with for any skin tone. All I did was apply the lighter shades on my eyelid, and the darker ones to create shadows in the crease. I then used the darkest colour to line the bottom of my eyelid.. and finished off the look with winged eyeliner and mascara. I LOVED the lovely, natural look it gave.. and was also quite impressed with the lasting power of the eyeshadows… I didn’t even use a primer (PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE THOUGH!). I think this is a great everyday, affordable palette .. especially for those who do not wear eyeshadow that often! I LOVED having all the colours in one palette.. very convenient! I adore the Collection 2000 products.. I also purchased the 24hr eyeliner which I have raved about on my blog SO much.. (quick review below too!). Definitely worth a try girlies.. you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality!

Collection 2000 24 HR Extreme Felt Tip Liner

Collection 2000 24 hour Felt Tip Liner

This is my GO TO liquid liner .. one of the BEST I  have ever tried! I have re-purchased it over and over again.. and also recommend it to EVERYONE I know.

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First thing I love about this product.. the EASE of using it. It is a felt tip.. so there is no pot to dip anything in, no separate brush.. everything is just in one handy little pen! Next … the cost. It is £2.99. Yep you read that right… TWO POUNDS NINETY NINE PENCE! If that alone does not convince you to buy it .. I do not know what will. Now.. the general product itself.. no eyeliner lasts longer on my eyes than this. I have slept with this eyeliner on and I wake up with it still intact! It does not run throughout the day.. my wing stays perfect and doesn’t start to fade as the day goes on… GO OUT AND BUY THIS PRODUCT.. I know you will love it! I am the WORST at applying winged eyeliner.. but I am now able to do it within minutes thanks to this baby! It stayed put whilst I cried like a baby .. nothing worse than smudged eyeliner!!

So lovelies…. that was my little beauty haul and review!! I hope you give some of these products a go angels … I am so sure you will LOVE them all just as much as I do!!

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HAD to sneak my adorable phone case in my photo too… It is from Coconut Lane.. and you can still get 20% off everything using my code “glitterglass20” 😛

Anyway.. make sure you stay tuned on my blog .. I have a What’s In My Bag post planned .. as well as some outfit posts later this weekend!! WOOOOP… Lets get back into the fashion swing of things!!

Have a fabulous day beautifuls … and I will catch you in my next post!!

Lots of Love

Saira

xo

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