Halloween season is upon us and I love bringing out all my Halloween candles, my latest edition is from Makers of Wax Goods.
I’d never heard of this brand before but it’s an American Company which specialises in handmade goods. Here in the UK you can find their products in Homesense
I love the old fashioned labelling as it stands out from other brands. It’s a medium sized candle which crackles and smells amazing!
It’s pumpkin and spices which smells similar to Fireball sweets and within minutes of being lit for the first time I could smell it and the scent lasts.
I have been really into crackling candles lately and this one doesn’t disappoint although it can be a little noisy at times.
If you come across this brand I would definitely recommend giving them a try if you love scented candles.
We can all admit that when it comes to cleaning makeup brushes we would rather avoid it for as long as possible…
I spotted this interesting looking Unicorn cleaning pad in Primark for £1.50, it’s a rubber cleaning pad with all sorts of different areas to swirl brushes around.
I teamed it up with the Revolution Brush Cleaner and simply swirled my brushes around and pad and it worked a treat!
I found with the dotted area it worked best for eyeshadow brushes whereas the centre of the unicorns face worked great for larger brushes.
I have brushes from different brands which worked fine without losing any hair, it worked fab with flat foundation brushes and even removed dark eyeshadow colours.
At first I wondered if it was just a gimmick to play on the popular unicorn trend but it is a great accessory to get hold of and does the job perfectly.
The only ‘bad’ thing I found was that every so often it needed washing to remove excess product before resuming to brush cleaning and it did stain slightly once I’d finishes but for £1.50 who cares.
If you’re looking for a cheap and affordable way to clean your brushes then I would recommend checking out the Primark cleaning pads.
Hey everyone it’s time for another Kat Von D review with this post focusing on three of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in the shades Nahz Fur Atoo, Exorcism and Crucifix.
I love the sleek packaging with the rose design, these liquid lipsticks retail for £17 each and come in a wide range of shades.
I normally wear nude shades but after a lot of Googling lip swatches I settled on the more ‘bolder’ shades Nahz Fur Atoo, Crucifix and Exorcism. I initially only wanted to purchase Exorcism after doing an exchange but they happened to be on a 3 for 2 deal in Debenhams so I couldn’t resist picking up two more.
My favourite shade is Nahz Fur Atoo which is a gorgeous bright red, they are long lasting like the name suggests and once dried they don’t transfer when eating or drinking which is always a bonus.
At first I did find them a little tricky to neatly apply without a lip liner but I soon got the hang of it. I have tried using a Revolution Vampire Night lip liner underneath but it didn’t last well throughout the day.
One of the great things about the liquid lipsticks are that you get enough product with one application and don’t need to re-dip into the tube.
They are not drying so comfortable to wear, last all day with the only downside being it can be a pain to remove them sometimes but I would say they are worth the money.
All KVD beauty is vegan and cruelty free!
Curiouser and Curiouser. Primark has launched a brand new Alice in Wonderland beauty range at affordable prices. I picked up the Smile body mist for £3!
How cute it the packaging? At first I did think it would be a hair product due to the glittery top but after realising it was a spray and having a play with the tester I fell in love with its sweet smell.
It doesn’t actually say anywhere on the product what it smells like and I can’t quite put my finger on it but I did find it more sweet and musky rather than fresh/fruity.
I find that the mist lasts much longer on clothing rather than on skin but that seems to be the case with most mists I’ve tried.
There’s also an Alice perfume with the same scent that retails for £8.
As stated in a previous post I picked up a couple of mascaras to try out from Primark costing the small price tag of £2 each. The final mascara to test is the PS Lash Contour which claims to give a 3d curl, length and mega volume.
This mascara has an interesting wand which I haven’t really seen before from any other brands and it’s a plastic brush which I personally prefer.
I’m going to be totally honest here and say I was not that impressed by this mascara, I know it’s only £2 but I found the formula incredibly dry so it wasn’t easy to build up.
I liked how the mascara looked but I wouldn’t say it gave mega volume, it did give a curl as stated but I feel it would have been much more better if it wasn’t so dry.
If you want to try any Primark mascaras I would say to maybe consider the other ones available first.
Primark beauty is cruelty free!
Primark beauty is upping it’s game lately so I thought I’d finally give it a try as I was after a new mascara anyway.
There were quite a few to pick from all being £2 each so I opted for the Amplif-Eyed ‘Definition, Volume and Lift’ mascara.
The wand is thin plastic and a pretty standard shape it’s very similar to the Revlon Dramatic Definition mascara. The formula is not really wet either like some new mascaras can be which is a positive point for me.
This mascara seperated my lashes gave them nice lift with no clumps and there was some volume after a few coats but nothing too crazy so it would be passable at school etc..
I would have preferred thicker looking lashes but hey it’s only £2 so can’t complain!
Primark beauty is cruelty free!
Kat Von D beauty has been around for 10 years now with one of the holy grail products being the Tattoo Liner pen, I don’t tend to buy high end products but I have recently picked up some bits from the KVD range.
The tattoo liner retails for £17 is waterproof, super black and easy to apply.
I love the brand packaging as it makes a statement and is different to what you usually see from brands.
This shade is called Trooper Black which is a deep black eyeliner which is what you want and doesn’t need layering up to get the colour pay off.
As you can see it has a fine nib which makes it really precise to create your desired look and the pen is comfortable to hold. I am not the best at eyeliner but with this pen it makes it a whole lot easier to create super quick wings.
Whilst the pen is waterproof and doesn’t smudge it is easily removed with makeup wipes which I was worried about being an issue as some waterproof products take ages to remove.
As a whole I really like this product and believe it is worth the hype!
If you read my May Favourites post then you’ll know that I’ve been loving the Delicious Destinations body mists. The body mists come in a range of different scents and retail for £3.99 for 100ml (currently £1.98 on offer).
“Take a walk through the jungle where wild exotic fruit notes are tangled with tropical & enticing oriental floral tones”
For a 30ml of Gucci Bamboo you’re looking at around £49, for a 100ml of Jungle its around £3.99 at most.
Funnily enough there are no notes of kiwi or palm leaf in Gucci Bamboo which I find strange so they may share other notes not mentioned on the Jungle bottle but to me personally they smell so similar and I’d much rather pay £1.98/£3.99 instead of splashing out £50.
A great thing about the body mist is that it does tend to last well on clothes and is small enough to keep in your bag to spritz throughout the day, as it is cheap anyway it does not matter how often it gets used where as I don’t tend to overspray Gucci.
Does anybody else think its a good match?
Let me know any dupes you know of in the comments below! 🙂
*Available at Superdrug
Sugar Crush is my absolute favourite scent by Soap & Glory and for a long time now I’ve been meaning to try the body scrub. I’ve already tried the body butter and body wash which I love!
This 50ml is from a gift set, I’m not 100% sure if you can buy this separately but if you can the travel size items cost around £3; the full size is 300ml and costs £8. The packaging is simple and stands out and comes in the form of a screw top pot.
The scrub smells fresh and divine, it’s a mixture of brown sugar, sea salt, lemon and sweet lime. It is thicker than other scrubs I’ve used but it isn’t a problem as it still glides on the skin and a little goes a long way.
After use my skin felt soft, there was no irritation and it wasn’t drying. The scrub isn’t harsh so it can be used frequently but if you want a deeper exfoliation then you may want to try the Scrub ‘Em and Leave ‘Em body buff.
I would definitely recommend giving this a try and picking up Sugar Crush gift sets, there’s no better scent!
A brand new Netflix dark comedy Insatiable due for an August release has caused outrage with its first trailer. Debbie Ryan plays Patty an overweight teenage girl who over the summer loses a lot of weight due to having her jaw wired shut, she returns to school and seeks revenge of those who bullied her.
First of all are we really doing high school revenge plot again? that was already done badly in 13 Reasons Why and secondly why is it another cliché she’s a hot popular girl now she’s lost tons of weight (rolls eyes).
This might be described as a satirical or dark comedy but how awful is the body suit for the larger Patty they could have made her body look more realistic and why must it be she can only seek revenge on the bullies when she is thin, why seek revenge at all?
A lot of people feel this show is body shaming and will cause eating disorders amongst viewers who feel that if they are overweight they’ll also be bullied or that the only way to be accepted is to be thin and popular which I can agree with as it is an overly used narrative that you must look a certain way in high school to fit in.
It may not have been the creators intentions but couldn’t it have shown a larger confident girl happy with her weight or only changing her size because she wants to and not because she physically cant eat? Yes people get bullied at school due to their weight or appearance but this is giving audiences the green light to seek revenge, making them no better than the bullies or making people feel their worth is based on their size.
A petition is spreading over the internet to get the programme cancelled before it is even aired which just proves how much of a fail it is and that audiences are not okay with body shaming.
Netflix had the chance to positively represent body image and mental health and again it has fallen short in favour of the stereotypical narrative which needs to be redefined to cater to all audiences.
*image from Google