Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September Favourites

Can you believe that we have reached the end of September because I can't! So much has happened this month that I don't know where to start. For starters I moved out to university for the first time and therefore also moved to a new city which was both nerve wreaking and exciting all at the same time. Anyway enough about me and more about the products and things I have been loving this month!

Shower Smoothies - Exfoliating Body Scub
I thought I would start with my only skincare favourite and its a body scub. I'm not 100% sure where you buy this stuff but I got mine from a place called home bargains and its amazing. This body scub is a rich blend of coconut, almond and vanilla and it smells heavenly. I love using this stuff once a week to get rid of any dead skin and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and I just generally love it! If you would like to get your hands on this product, I found a link to it here

Soap & Glory Supercar Liner 
What would a favourites post be without a Soap & Glory product?! I'm sure I have talked about this product before but it is amazing and therefore has been featured in this month's favourites. I have really been into a thicker black line and this liquid liner is perfect for that and doesn't move or transfer. However I will say to be careful with it because there have been times when I have ended up with this liner all over my hands. 

Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Stick 
Because I have gone off to university, it means there are some early morning and that's when this eyeshadow stick comes in handy. When I oversleep my alarm and I'm trying to rush my make up, I love using this eyeshadow stick because it is so easy. I just apply my eye primer and just basically colour my lid with this eyeshadow stick in the colour 'hot chocolate' which is a dark brown with a hint of shimmer in it. 

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick '16'
My 'go to' lip product of choice has been the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in number 16 which is the perfect everyday pink colour. I am being honest when I say I have been using this lipstick everyday during this month because it is so wearable and goes with every outfit and has great lasting powder. If you find yourself wondering around boots, I would seriously recommend checking out these lipsticks. 

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder 
I know you will have heard me talking about this powder before but I checked my August favourites and I didn't include it so its been included in this one! I'm not going to lie when I say that I use this everyday and I don't have any powder that does the same thing. It controls my oily skin, gets rid of shine and doesn't cause me to break out. What more could you ask for?! I may just need to say that it smells like fruit heaven!

 Elf Powder Blush 'Candid Coral'
The blusher of the month comes from Elf and is called 'Candid Coral'. I am going to be honest and say that I hated this blush when it arrived on my doorstep because when I tested it, it didn't have great pigmentation and had a lot of glitter in it. However when I was deciding what make up to take with me to university (what a job that was!) I decided to take this blusher and give it go. I love it now and I think its because the glitter top layer has disappeared and I like the fact that it isn't bright or very pigmented because I can go in heavy-handed and build it up. 

Barry M Hi-Shine 'Coconut'
The nail polish of the month goes to Barry M Hi-Shine in the shade 'Coconut' which is lovely light white colour and looks amazing on the nails. I would recommend that you do two coats of this to get the perfect white nails but I love this nail polish because the formula is great. The formula makes the nail polish last longer and look shiny which is what I look for in a nail polish. 

TV show of the month
Being at university there isn't that much time for TV but I have made time for the return of 'Dancing With The Stars which is one of my all time favourite shows. I also can't wait for 'Strictly Come Dancing' to return either! I know you might think that these shows are for old people but I love it and thats because I was a dancing when I was younger and there are some seriously hot dancers on these shows. 

Music of the Month
My favourite song of the month has been 'The Story' by Brandi Carlile because you can hear the emotion in her voice and it just gets me everytime.  I first heard this song on grey's anatomy and since then, I haven't stopped listening to it because it is that good! Other songs I have enjoyed recently include 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' by Lorde and 'You Don't Think I Don't Care' by Jack McManus which is a great song.

That's a wrap on everything I have been loving this month and I'm sorry I didn't include a movie favourite or a book favourite but honestly I haven't had the time to read or watch a movie due to amount of work university has piled on me however of course I will be continuing to blog as much as possible! I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful.

What were you September Favourites?

Emily <3  

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Budget Eyeshadows // Fashionista

I have really been into eyeshadows and I own more than I really need however there is one particular brand that caught my eye because of the quality and price. This brand is called Fashionista and can be found on the Superdrug website. It is a budget brand and if I am honest I had never heard about them before but I saw their eyeshadows online and I thought I would give it a go. I am being honest when I say that these eyeshadows are some of the best I have ever tried from the drugstore and highstreet. 

First off the actual size of each eyeshadow is crazy. Each one contains 2.5g which is more than other single eyeshadows not to mention the pigmentation. These eyeshadows have the best pigmentation ever and gives such a good colour payoff. I have four eyeshadows and in clockwise from the top; Honey, Chocolate Dream, Embellished and Earth Star. 

When you buy them, they come in cute black packaging however they can come out which is personally my favourite bit and was what really drew me towards them. Because you can take them out, you can create your own palette but if you only want to take one colour on holiday you can still pop it out and put it into the individual packaging it came in. What is great idea!

One thing I love about these eyeshadows is how easy it is to just pop out the eyeshadows. It doesn't require any special equipment and doesn't create any mess or break the eyeshadows. The palette I picked up was the Fashionista Custom Palette in Red which holds four single eyeshadows and includes a massive mirror which is great for travelling. This palette cost £3.79 and the individual eyeshadows cost £2.79 which is a brilliant price for the quality. 

I would seriously recommend trying out these eyeshadows if your looking for good quality budget eyeshadows because they are worth it. These are just my personal thoughts towards the eyeshadows and they may work different for you. 

Have you tried these eyeshadows? What did you think? 

Emily <3 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation // First Impressions

I recently did a Summer Beauty Haul and within that haul was the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation and I recently tried it and I thought why not do a first impressions post so here we are. I brought this foundation because I had heard so many people talking about it and raving about it and I thought if it is that good I will have to try it. I don't normally wear foundation but I needed one for times when I do need a bit more coverage but I had also heard that this foundation was a fairly light coverage which was what I wanted. If you want to know what I thought of this foundation when I first used it than this is the post for you...

First off this foundation has no pump which for me isn't a deal breaker but makes it harder to apply and can create a mess if your like me and just spill everything you touch. Other than the no pump issue, I love the packaging and that also drew me towards it because it is in a glass bottle and the white cap just makes it look more expensive than it is. Another thing I would say about this foundation is not to over pour the foundation because I poured way too much onto my hand and then made a mess trying to pour it back into the bottle. 

When I opened up the foundation, I noticed that it smelt rather strange and I don't know if I like it or not. However the smell went away after a couple of minutes when I applied it to my face so that isn't so bad. However one thing I will say is that it can take a while to blend in and really requires a lot of work to make it look flawless. Another thing I noticed was that it didn't dry straight away so if your like me and put foundation all over the face before blending than you are fine. One thing to note is that I picked up mine in the shade '110 ivory' which was the lightest shade they had and surprisingly it was too light and made me look pale. The other thing I noticed was it stuck to drier areas of my face which made it look a bit powdery. 

I have to say that this foundation wore very well indeed. It didn't change colour or fade. However it didn't control my oil or shine as well because I had a powder a couple times through out the day. The only others things I would say about this foundation is that it was heavier than expected and this could be because I don't wear foundation often and I would say it is a more medium coverage rather than a light coverage foundation. 

Overall I would say that this is a fairly standard foundation and does the work well. I will still be using this foundation and trying different ways to make it work. These are just my thoughts on the product after the first use and this foundation may work differently on your skin compared to mine. I hope that this first impression was interesting and useful. 

Have you tried this foundation before? What did you think? 

Emily <3

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Top Blushers Under £3

I felt like talking about blushers today so I thought why not and that's what this post is about. I love searching drugstores for blushers and I feel that they are one thing that you can buy fairly cheaply but still get good pigmentation from. I decided to share with you my three favourite blushers for under three pounds and so enjoy. 

Make Up Revolution - Hot
The first blush comes from Make Up Revolution and is there powder blush in Hot. I brought this a while back but only started using it recently because it is more of a autumn and winter tone. It is a bright pink colour which gives a rosy cheeks like of look which I love during the colder months. I would say that it is very pigmented so be careful not to go overboard. This blush cost £1 and I mean what more can you ask for.  

Natural Collection - Peach Melba 
This blush is talked about alot in the beauty world and with good reason because it is amazing. I love using this blush during the spring and summer months as it is a more peachy toned blush. I like using this blush because it isn't that pigmented which means that you totally build it up and go in heavy handed if you need to. However the packaging is cheap but it is small and fits into a handbag perfectly. This blush cost £1.99 which is a great bargain. 

Makeup Academy Blusher - Bon Bon
The last blush is from MUA and is a mix between peach and hot pink tones. I love using blush all year round and is actually my most used blush because it is so easy to use and a dream to blend. This blush is very pigmented and isn't too powdery either. However the packaging isn't great because the lid often comes off if your not careful and therefore it isn't great for traveling with. This blush cost £1 and is worth a try. 

I hope that this post was interesting and gave you some ideas of the blushers you could buy if you are on a budget but still want a good quality blush. These are my choice of budget blushers and you don't have to use these because they are just ideas and these blush work great for me. 

What your favourite drugstore blusher? 

Emily <3 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Products For Oily Skin

As someone who struggles with oily skin I know how hard it can be to find products that actually help to combat the oil and shine rather than making your face more shiny. There are so many products in the drugstore that claim to help or stop shin but they don't always work. An example of this would be the famous Rimmel Stay Matte Powder which doesn't keep me matte at all. However over the last couple of months, I have picked up a few products that would be great for oily skin and I thought I would share them with you. I picked a foundation, BB cream and two matte powders which helped me and my oily skin. 

The BB cream that I picked is the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream. This BB cream is designed for oily skin and contains 2% salicylic acid which helps to fight spots. However I really like this BB cream because it isn't greasy or oily which means that when it is applied, it doesn't make you look like a shiny disco ball. Although this BB cream is designed for oily skin I still powder over the top just to get that fully matte look. 

One of the best foundations I have found for oily skin is the Miss Sporty So Matte Perfect Stay Foundation. The name of the product should give it away but it is amazing because there is no shine or oil and it doesn't move once it is on your face. It claims to keep you matte for 14 hours which is about right to me and even better, it doesn't require powder over the top. Because it is so matte, the foundation does set quickly so you have to be fast with your blending. 

Trying to find the best matte powder in the drugstore can be hard but I came up with two and the first one is from Bourjois and is the Health Balance powder. It claims to create a 10 hour matte finish however I don't think it lasts 10 hours but rather 7 or 8 which is just as good. This powder also creates a healthy glow while not making you look shiny and this powder smells amazing! It smells like fruit and I love it!

However if you want a fully matte finish then the Seventeen Miracle Matte Powder is the one for you. This powder claims to keep your face matte for up to 16 hours and if I am honest I think that it does because I never have to touch up with this powder and it doesn't look too powdery. If you suffer from very oily skin I would recommend trying this powder because it is very good and stays matte for a long time and is very cheap too!

And that's all the products that I am going to be talking about for this post. Everyone has different skin and even if you have oily skin, these products may not work for you but these are the products that work best for me. I hope you found this post helpful and useful. 

What are your favourite base products?

Emily <3 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

September Wishlist

As a person who is living on a fairly tight budget, wishlists are the only thing to keep me from going out the spending all my money and I thought I would create a wishlist for the month of sepetember which features a range of products that I have been thinking about buying. I love reading wishlists and I thought I would give it a go and create my own one. This months wishlist include make up and skincare products. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
I have been thinking about getting this foundation for the longest time and I was so close to getting it the other day but ended up leaving it. Because of this, it is in my wishlist. I really would like to buy this serum because I have heard so many people raving about this product and I am looking for a base with a bit more coverage. 

Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliner 'Eastend Snob'
I have never brought or used a lipliner before however I have started wearing lipsticks more recently and therefore I have been thinking about getting a lipliner. I have heard a quite a few good things about this lipliner so it is on my wishlist as well, 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo 'Eternal Gold' 
Next up is a very hyped up product and I do own three of these cream eyeshadows already however I have got my eye on the colour 'Eternal Gold' as I am really loving wearing gold eyeshadows a lot during the past couple of weeks. I don't know what it is about gold but I may have to pick this one up soon!

The Body Shop Body Butter 'Pink Grapefruit'
If there is one thing I love trying out its new body butters and The Body Shop Body Butters are some of the best around and I recently took a look around the shop and the Pink Grapefruit Body Butter caught my eye. First off, it smells so good and when I tried the tester in the shop it felt smooth, soft and light and I might have to take a sneaky trip!

Soap & Glory 'Sugar Crush' Body Wash 
I am that person who stands at the Soap & Glory stand in Boots and just smells every product and if your like me, you will know that the Sugar Crush Body Wash smells amazing and I have heard so many bloggers and youtubers raving about this product so I may have to get some the next time I am in Boots!

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream 
The last product in my wishlist has been the The Body Shop's Vitamin E Eye Cream which again has had a lot of good reviews from bloggers. I am in need of a new eye cream and this one looks very good so I may have to pick this one up as well. 

And that's everything in my wishlist. These are just the products that I am interested in at the moment and these are just based on my thoughts. I hope that you found this post fun and interesting because I love seeing what people are wishing for.

What products are on your wishlist? 

Emily <3 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Rocking The Nude Lip

One beauty trend that I have seen going around the blogs and channels recently has been nude lips and that's thanks to Kylie Jenner who loves to rock a nude lip so I thought why not share with you a few of my nude lipsticks and lip crayons that I have been rocking recently.

Sally Hansen Colourfast Tint & Moisture Balm 'Nude N Natural'
First up is a product from Sally Hansen and this is a lip crayon in the colour 'Nude N Natural'. I love using this product because it gives my lips a very light colour almost like you have put concealer on your lips. It also moistures my lips and smells like vanilla!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 'Nude Delight' 
If you haven't heard about this product, where have you been living because this is a cult favourite in the beauty world. I love wearing this lipstick daily because it gives a light wash of colour and makes you lips look healthy and puts back colour into your lips. 

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick 'Nudist' 
I have talked so much about this gloss stick but it is so good and smells amazing. I love wearing this lip crayon when I want a more glossy finish and if my lips are feeling dry this is perfect for making them feel moisturised. This product gives more of a pink toned nude colour as well. 

MUA Lipstick 'Bare'
At only £1, this has to be the cheapest nude lipstick ever but it is still very good. This lipstick has a slightly thicker coverage to it but give a lovely light pink tone to it. I would say that this lipstick is rather similar to the Sally Hansen Lip Crayon in colour but is a great cheap nude lipstick. 

MUA Power Pout Colour Intense Tint & Balm 'Rendezvous
Another product from MUA but this time it's a Lip Crayon. When I first brought this product, I couldn't stop wearing it because it was so nice. I still love it now because it gives a more darker shade of nude and gives a more pinky tone and also has a glossy finish to it. 

L'oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash 'Lolita'
I thought I would throw in a lipgloss at the end because it is great product and is from L'oreal. One thing I love about this product is that it applies like a gloss and then drys to a matte lipstick finish. However it gives off a darker pink nude colour but I still count it as a nude lip colour to me!

That's a lot of nude lip products and hopefully you have enjoyed this post and found it interesting. These are just my choice of products and they may work differently for you but these work great for me. 

(Left to right: Nude N' Natural, Nude Delight, Nudist, Bare, Redezvous, Lolita)

What are you favourite nude lipsticks or lip crayons? 

Emily <3 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Pamper Night Essentials

I don't know about you but I love a good pamper night and I thought I would share with you my pamper night essentials and the products I use when I want a relaxing night. There are a few things that I like to do on a pamper night and one of these things to treat my body and skin to the princess treatment. I am that person that loves doing a pamper night and I often I will have one once a week normally on Sunday before the week really begins. This just gets me ready for the week ahead so if you want to see what products I use then keep reading.

After a long day, the first thing I do is remove my make up. If you want to know how I remove my makeup check out my evening skincare routine. Once my make up is off my face, I hop into the shower and use a facial scrub. I love using a facial scrub because it makes my face feel so smooth and soft however I wouldn't suggest using it everyday and I just use a facial scrub twice a week. The one I am using at the moment is the Osiris Apricot Exfoliating Facial Scrub which is just amazing. I found this facial scrub at my local supermarket for one pound! 

Once I have scrubbed and wash my face, I move onto my hair and I just use my normal shampoo and conditioner and if you want to know what products I use check out my hair care routine, but after I have washed my hair I use a hair treatment. Hair treatments are great for hair that is dry and damaged and needs a bit of a pick me up. The current treatment I am using at the moment is the Garnier Ultimate Blends 1 Minute Treatment The Sleek Restorer. This treatment smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling soft and hydrated. 

After I have finished with my hair, I use a body scrub which really helps to get rid of dirt and dead skin. Using a body scrub is one of my favourite things to do because it leaves you with smooth and soft skin and just makes your skin feel amazing. My body scrub of choice at the moment is the Soap & Glory Flake Away which is a sugar and peach seed body polish with shea butter and it is amazing. Not only does it leave the skin feeling smooth and soft but also smells amazing and then after this I use a shower gel to finish off. 

After I have showered, I like to use a face mask to really give my face a full cleanse. The face mask I am currently loving and using is the Simple Kind To Skin Deep Cleansing Face Mask. This face mask leaves my face feeling clean and soft and doesn't upset my skin or cause me to break out. This face mask is a deep cleansing mask that is a blend of multi-vitamins and draws out dirt from deep down and gets rid of dead cells. I use this face mask by applying it to my face by hand and then leaving it for three minutes before washing it off. 

The last step is to moisturise my skin and I do this by using a body butter. I don't use a body butter every night because they are rather heavy and don't absorb as fast. However when I am having a pamper night, I love using a body butter and my current favourite won't shock anyone and is the Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter which contains softening shea butter and aloe vera. This stuff is truly amazing and I have talked about this product before but it is my favourite! 

And that's all of my pamper night essentials and I hope you enjoyed having a sneak peek into my bathroom draw! Of course these are just my favourite to use and they work for me but you can use whatever face masks, scrubs and products you want. 

What are your pamper night essentials? 

Emily <3 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Graceful Beauty Life Guest Post: Holy Grail Products

Hello Emily's blog! This is both of our first time doing a collab, so this is very exciting and something new for both of us. We decided to talk about our "Holy Grail" beauty products. On her blog I'll be talking about my holy grail beauty products, and she'll be talking about her holy grail beauty products on my blog, so make sure to check that out once you're done reading this. Let's get this show on the road, shall we?

This is the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in the color 101 Classic Ivory. I have been using this foundation for so long now (not the same bottle, but you know what I mean). I love how it blends into my skin as it's just about impossible for me to find a foundation that is even close to my skin tone, which is so frustrating. If you have this same problem, or are feeling like trying out a new foundation, then you need to buy this!

This is the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Yet again, it's something that I have been using for so long. Before buying this product, I went through so many powders because they have never done the job for me. I have really bad oily skin, so nothing used to stay on my face. Ever since I started using this, it seems like my makeup has been magically staying on my face. A conquincidence?  I don't think so.

Up next is the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze. I love the color of this and it works amazing as a base. You can make it really light to the point where you can barely see it, so you can use other eye shadows on top of it and the color of the Color Tattoo won't effect your look. You can also make it darker and wear it on its own, which is what I do on lazy days.

It seems like another Rimmel product has slipped into this post. Oh well. This product is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Brown. This product is truly amazing! The color comes so close to matching my eye color, which I think is pretty cool, but it's obviously not something I look for when buying an eyeliner. It doesn't fade throughout the day and is super affordable. 

This is the Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express Mascara. Everyone and their mothers dog has heard of The Falsies Mascara, but not everyone has heard of the Volum Express one. I prefer this one. My natural lashes are pretty short, so I tend to go for the mascaras that promise to give your lashes extra length, which is exactly what this product does. It also makes them look dark and it doesn't clump up, which is always a good thing.

Moving on to products that you don't put on your face. This is a nail polish from Forever 21 in the color Jelly Bean. There's so many things I love about this product. The color is amazing, it's under $2, it stays on my nails for so long without chipping, and dries so fast. Last time I checked, Forever 21 was running out of these and they were either not restocking them or keeping their stock very small, so you might have to buy this online if you are interested in it.

This is the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub. It's made out of brown sugar, sweet lime, almond oil, and macadamia grains which gives it its amazing smell. I use it every time I take a bath, which is around two times a week. I have rough patches on my arms and legs, so I'm pretty good with exfoliating. If you are looking to make your baths more exciting, take a look at Soap and Glory or Lush. They are the best bath brands and their products never disappoint.

There you have it! Those are my holy grail beauty products. I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and have felt inspired to buy the products I mentioned, because they won't disappoint, I promise! Thank you so much Emily for agreeing to this collab!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Loving Mint Green Nails

If there is one colour that I could wear forever it would be pink but in close second comes mint green and if you ask any of my friends, they will tell you that I own so much mint green from shoes to handbags and of course nail polishes is no different so I thought I would crack out my favourite mint green nail polishes. 
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine 'Sugar Apple'
I actually first saw this nail polish in one of Zoella's Videos and I then decided that even though I have loads of mint green nail polish I still needed to get this one as well. I love wearing this one all year round because it is a light mint green shade and goes well with almost anything and your good to go with two coats of this nail polish. 

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine 'Greenberry'
Another Barry M nail polish but these ones have amazing formulas and they last such a long time. This nail polish is a darker shade of mint green and is perfect for the summer time. This nail polish is so thick that you only really need one coat and your out the door. 

Essie Nail Laquer 'Mint Candy Apple' 
One of my all time favourite nail polishes ever happens to be this one. I love Essie Nail Polishes because they have a great formula and lasts for the longest time without chipping. I would say that this mint green colour is on the lighter side however it requires a couple of coats to give that amazing look. 

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat 'Spare-A-Mint' 
Sugar coat means it is a textured nail polish and but if you can get past it then this is another amazing nail polish. It only requires one coat because the formula is so thick and covers everything first time around. I would say that this is a much darker mint green but still looks pretty. 
Revlon Top Speed 'Jaded'
I don't what it is about Revlon nail polishes but I haven't tried many but never the less this nail polish is stunning even though it is a off mint green colour. I really like this nail polish because it is an unusual mint green colour and unlike anything I own. This nail polish requires two coats and then your ready. 

China Glaze Nail Lacquer 'Aquadelic'
This was my first ever mint green nail polish which started the craze and I still love it because it is a darker shade and is great for autumn and winter. I also think that the formula is really good and only really needs one or two coats and dries fairly quickly. 

Rimmel Lasting Finish 'Pear Drop'
The last one is a lighter shade and requires about three or four layers before it looks good which isn't great but I remember when I first got this nail polish I couldn't stop wearing it because I loved it so much. Since then it hasn't got as much use but it still has a spot in my mint green loving heart of mine. 

I know that it might seem a bit silly that I own that many nail polishes of the same colour but I just love nail polishes and they have different formulas and slightly different shades. Of course these are just my picks and they may work different on your nails. I hope you found this post enjoyable and interesting. 

Do you like mint green nail polishes? 

Emily <3 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Products Worth The Hype

Today's post is about the products that so many people talk about and rave about and are actually amazing and live up to the hype. I believe that these are called 'Products Worth The Hype' and I thought why not give it a go. I had a look through my makte up collection and picked out a few products that everyone and their mother talks about and thought about whether I felt they lived up to the hype. You many be able to tell from the picture that their are a fair few products that you will have seen before but if you want to know what products I believe lived up to the hype then here we go..

Maybeline The Falsies Volume Express Mascara
If you haven't heard about this mascara yet then where have you been because everyone raves about this mascara and with good reason because it gives amazing volume and length and just makes your lashes look amazing. I don't know what it is about this mascara that makes it so amazing but it is worth a try and really does live up to the hype. One thing I like about this mascara is that even through I don't have the waterproof version, it doesn't smudge and dries quickly which is great. 

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion 
This primer potion is the best ever and I mean it is amazing. I have done a mini review of this product however I still felt the need to include it in this post because it is that good! This primer potion makes any eyeshadow last and look more intense and colorful. Every blogger and youtuber has gone on and on about this primer and they are all right. It is creamy, light and doesn't dry out the skin and makes the eyeshadow last all day! What more can I say?!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss Lipstick
The first lipstick I ever brought was a Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick and now I own four because I love them that much. They are truly amazing lipsticks because of the formula. They smell nice, are soft and smooth on the lips and don't dry out the lips. They come in a range of colours and are fairly cheap as well. My favourite ones are number 16 and 20 in the black packaging. These lipsticks are totally worth the hype. 

Soap & Glory Solar Powder 
I have talked about the Soap & Glory Solar Powder in so many posts recently but I can't stop because it is that good! I love how it has two different shades and a mirror inside. It is also matte with almost no glitter in it and is an amazing bronzer. I have heard Zoella, Lily Pebbles and Essiebutton as well as others talking about this product and I have to agree with them that this is one of the best bronzers in the drugstore even through it isn't cheap but is worth it. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze'
If there was only eye product that I could use for the rest of my life it would be the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze'. If you haven't heard about this amazing product, it is a cream eyeshadow in a bronze colour and acts perfectly as a base. Of course they have different colours but this is by far the most hyped up colour and is great layered with other darker brown colours. I would recommend this product and would agree with every other blogger and youtuber and say it is so good!

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush 
Ok I cheated. A make up brush isn't a make up product but I am still including it because it is so hyped up! If you ask any beauty blogger or youtuber what brushes they would recommend they will most likely say Real Techinques Brushes because they are so good at blending and they don't cost much at all which is great! I for one love this brush and use it everyday for my foundation because I haven't found a brush quite like it. I don't know what it is about this brush but it blends like a dream and really buffs the foundation into your skin and makes it look flawless. 

What products do you think live up to the hype? 

Emily <3 

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