The Body Shop BB Cream Review!

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I love a good bbcream and have been on the lookout for a new one, in comes The Body Shop BBcream in the shade light. It cost £12, is avaliable in 6 shades and claims to be light to medium coverage. The cream itself is white and adjusts to your skin tone. The packaging is cute, it reminds me of a tube of paint!

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As you all know I’m brutally honest in my reviews, and this will be no exception.. I hate this product. It’s rare I hate anything as what doesn’t work for some works for others but I honestly don’t see how this could work for anyone. It had zero coverage, I literally mean zero coverage. Here is me with just the bbcream on. (I am slightly sunburnt lol)

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There wasn’t even a hint of colour, I looked like I’d applied a really rich greasy moisturiser with mini telescopes attached to my pores. My first reaction was hell no its coming off!! But for the benefit of you lovelies I tried to make it work to really test it out. I left it to set thinking it might oxidise and mattify.

When I looked back in the mirror 10 mins later it looked the same!!! Greasy but this time with a tinge of orange. Never a good look. I applied the rest of my makeup as normal but it applied patchy and I look ridiculous. I then applied a powder foundation over the top as there was no way I was leaving the house looking like that.

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Even with the powder foundation throughout the day it’s has separated and sunk into every pore line and wrinkle. And after 4 hours of wear I look like I’ve rubbed butter over my face, it looks terrible.

The Body Shop actually add oil to all of their foundations, which for most skin types is going to be way too heavy. The bbcream contained marula oil which I think might be the culprate here.

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Do you like this BB Cream? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Becca xxx

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New Moyou London Stamping Plates!!

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Just a quick blog post on my new stamping plates from Moyou London. Moyou is my all time favourite place to buy plates, they’re £5 each and have every design imaginable. They also have weekly new releases so there is never a shortage of new products. I noticed they had released some new nautical themed plates!!!! Although I already have a pretty good collection of plates, I love anything nautical so couldn’t resist. I always buy new products with my customers in mind but from time to time I do splurge on some thing for myself. I’m pretty sure they will be popular with my customers too but not gonna lie, they’re for me!!!!

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Tried them out this weekend and as predicted they were spectacular, each designed stamped easily and looked gorgeous on the nail. I love the detail on some of these designs and find it amazing that with the right stamper you can capture that on a nail.

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Please excuse my dry skin I’ve done a lot of cleaning this weekend! What are your favourite stamping plates? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Becca xxx

Tony Moly Pandas Dream Brightening Eyebase Review!

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Today I’ll be reviewing one of my Korean purchases I made recently, this is the Tony Moly Pandas Dream under eye brightener. Let’s be honest here, the packaging is freaking adorable, it could of contained bum cream and I probably still would of bought it!!! I had high hopes for this product due to the fact it was so cute and that I love a bit of brightness under the eyes to reflect my tired old lady bags.

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The product itself is a stark white cream stick, it did require some blending as although it was creamy it just didn’t want to blend into my skin. Once it was blended it settled into every pore, wrinkle and line on my face. It reminded me of a glue stick lol. It obviously did lighten under my eyes while I just had the brightener on but even on my pale skin it was very white. This product definatly wouldn’t work for medium or deeper skintones.

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I have tried this product out with 4 different foundations and I’m pretty devastated to say… I don’t think it does anything!!! I’ve tried it on both eyes and couldnt see much of a difference. I then tried wearing the product on one eye and not the other to see a side by side comparison. Again, nothing!!! I’ll insert a photo here, can you tell which one has the product on?! (not the most flattering photo but you can see what you need to see.)

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I also took another photo in more natural light too see if that helped, as you can tell, it didn’t! I’m wearing it on my left side btw!

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I have seen zero difference, I’ve been asking people and they are seeing zero difference too. I keep wanting to try the panda as I love the idea of this product, I really want it to work. I’ve also got a sneeking suspician my determination has got something to do with the cute packaging, which I know is ridiculous but look at it!

I tried layering it up more, thinking maybe I didn’t use enough product. This caused serious concealer bunching through the day, it look awful, separating all the product under my eyes. Here is another unflattering photo taken only 1 HOUR after applying my makeup.

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So with great sadness I have to say this product is a total fail, I’d love to hear in the comments if this product works for you?!

Becca xxx

Avon Glimmerstick Flick Eyeliner Review

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I bought the new Avon glimmerstick flick eyeliner pencils in the shades Mulberry and Sky, the stick of eyeliner comes out of the packaging in a rectangular shape to help create the perfect flick. As they’re a new product, Avon had an offer of 2 for £6 which I thought was a pretty good deal. I was quite intrigued by the packaging, in the photo in the catalogue the liner tip looked really small so I thought this might be a nice quick and easy solution to eyeliner.

When I saw them in person I was quite disappointed, the rectangle was rather big considering your going to put them on your eyes to create a smooth sharp flick. I didn’t see how this would be achievable with these eyeliners as to be really honest they looked chunky and blocky, which are not words I would ideally like to use to describe an eyeliner.

This review is going to be quite interesting as I have different opinions on both colours. I would assume the formula would be the same for both liners, however this wasn’t the case.  The purple formula wasn’t as pigmented as I would have liked but after using it I actually like the soft smokey affect it made. It blended nicely into my eyeshadow and lasted fairly well throughout the day for a £3 eyeliner. By the end of the day there was noticable fading but as my shadow had started fading too so it was no biggie. It was also not as hard to create a wing as I thought but I think by blending the edges this made it easier.

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The blue on the other hand was far more pigmented, which I was not expecting as when swatched on my hand it wasn’t all that. I didn’t think the colour would look as good smoked up like the purple so I tried creating a small flick and the line my upper lash line as well as my waterline. It was a lot harder to get a neat line, I think it is because of the pigmentation and the fact that the tip wasn’t fine enough it wasn’t very forgiving. The purple was a lot easier to use and felt softer on the lids. There was also something in the blue liner that irritated the crap out of my eyes, not just on first application, but all day. They were watery and itchy and I just didn’t feel comfortable, I was also rather self contious that my wing wasn’t how I wanted it to look. I did get a lot of compliments on my eyemakeup that day but I really didn’t want people looking too closely! On a positive note the blue did last better through the day than the purple.

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I found with both of the liners that the packaging really let them down, after you turn the barrel to push up the product out of the top, it slips back down. Every time I tried to reposition my hand to steady myself to draw my eyeliner on it kept retracting at the lightest touch. It was incredibly frustrating!

I will say if you’re into a really sharp wing this probably isn’t for you. As I said a soft wing was achievable with both products but I don’t think it took me less time using my normal eyeliner to be fully honest. I will be using the mulberry liner again as it was very pretty amd shimmery and overall easier to use. Sadly I won’t be using the blue for the reasons stated above.

I’d love to hear in the comments below what you think of these liners!

Becca xxx

Jaclyn Hill and Becca Cosmetics discontinue unreleased eyeshadow palette?!

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In the latest YouTube gossip, Jaclyn Hill (makeup artist, YouTuber) and Becca Cosmetics recently created the Champagne Collection, a highlight and blush palette as well as an eyeshadow palette. Jaclyn allegedly spent a long time creating the face palette and it seems to have been well received, most people love it and it continues to get good reviews.

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The eyeshadow on the other hand was a different story, it was a last minute creation that Jaclyn only actually created one shade out of five. As it was a rushed product Becca decided to have it produced somewhere else. Instead of it being made in the USA it was made in China which was clearly cheaper and more importantly they could make it a lot faster.

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From reviews it seems the quality of the shadows were really varied, some people were reporting beautiful creamy eyeshadows where as others shadows were dry, stiff and patchy. In response to the bad reviews Jaclyn Hill made a Snapchat informing everyone the palette was going to be discontinued before it was even released as neither herself or Becca cosmetics were happy with the quality of the Shadows.

Everyone seems to have an opinion on this, me personally I think it was incredibly brave of them to pull the palette. It shows true loyalty to their customers and viewers that they were willing to own up to what happened and explain the situation. If you think about it, it must have been incredibly embarrassing for them to admit they messed up but I think in the long run it’s for the best. Although I don’t own any Becca cosmetics palettes or anything at all from the brand to be honest I have heard amazing things. Their eyeshadow formula is known for being second to none so in the long run this could have really damaged Becca cosmetics and Jaclyn Hill reputation. More so than them comming clean and being honest about the balls up.

They must have also lost quite a bit of money by pulling the eyeshadow palette but if it were to be released with the current inconsistencies in formula, the consequences could have been disastrous for both parties.

I know what your thinking, why did they chose to use a cheaper factory to make the product in the first place? It all seems to come down to the fact that it was rushed through and they took a gamble trying somewhere new to manufactor their product. We all make mistakes in life and I’m pretty sure this won’t be happening again anytime soon. The face palette on the other hand is still available to buy and looks gorgeous!

I’d love to hear in the comments below what you think this whole situation!

Becca xxx

*no hate please this is all meant to be light hearted!

Burtsbees Tinted Lip Balm Review

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As summer is approaching I’m all about tinted lip balms and lipstains. I found this little beauty at my mums house, she a wonderful, yet fussy lady and if she likes something it tends to be good. So of course I ‘borrowed’ it. Here’s my quick little review of what I thought!

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This tinted lip balm contains shea butter and botanical waxes making it super hydrating for the lips. It is priced at £5.99 and is avalible in 6 shades promising 8 hour moisturisation. The sheer wash of colour is beautiful, you can see it’s there but it’s not so over powering that you worry it’s slipping about your face. I have the shade Red Delilah which is a browny red toned colour.

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It feels lovely on the lips and lasts longer than many other balms I’ve tried. Although it looks like a chap stick you can tell straight away it is far more nourishing and my lips feel softer after it has soaked in and faded away. I would definitely recommend this product and think I might have to buy some more shades!!! I have to say I becoming more and more impressed with Burts Bees every product I have tried so far I have loved, they never disappoint.

I’d love to hear in the comments below whats your favourite Burts Bees product?

Becca xxx

The BEST affordable eyeshadow palette brands!

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I’m always saying you don’t need to spend a fortune for good quality eyeshadow palettes, so I thought I’d write a quick post about a few brands I would recommend that are highly affordable and that I reach for over some of my highend palettes.

1. MUA Cosmetics

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These eyeshadows are the bomb, in moat palettes you get 12 colours and they only cost £4. They have some fall out but they are highly pigmented and easy to blend. I actually depotted all of mine and put them in a z palette! I love it as I can create hundreds of of looks and in the z palette they look gorgeous. The pans are fairly small but for the price I’m not moaning. There are loads of other eyeshadow palettes in the line still only costing between £5 and £8 and with new releases happening all the time there’s always something new. Here are some swatches from the Luxe metalic cream palette in Elemental.

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2. Makeup Revolution .

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This is no suprise as makeup revolution are ruling the affordable eyeshadow palette market. The really do have every shade imaginable from neutrals to shimmers to neons they have covered all bases. The prices range from £4 for 12 shades and  £8 for 32 shades, with a few £10 palettes. They are highly addictive and collectible! Most of the colours are fantastic, creamy and pigmented,  you do get the odd ‘dud’ colour but this is to be expected as again the price is so affordable. They have tons of dupes for higher end palettes so of you can’t afford that urban decay palette at least you can create a similar look!

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3. Freedom Makeup London

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I have singles from this brand as well as palettes and they are always a win. They have mini palettes at £2.50 which you can create a full look with as well as pop in your handbag. They have 12 shades for £4 but my favourites are the Decadence range, 20 shades for £6 the quality is unbeatable. I can also recommend their pro 32 shades for £8, the pans are small but as there are so many in each palette it would still be hard to get through them all. Here’s some random swatches, so soft and buttery really easy to use.

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4. Sleek

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Sleek are know for their crazy pigmented blushes, the eyeshadow palettes have followed in suit!! Priced between £7.99 and £9.99 they look similar to the MUA Cosmetics palettes. I would say the quality is a tad higher in these shadows as they’re less powdery. Even the matte neon shades are pigmented amd very blendable which is incredibly rare in more affordable palettes. Same as the MUA palettes i depotted the eyeshadows to put in a z palette so I could access all the colours at the same time. Huge choice on shades there is something for everyone. As I know your eyeing those brights up here’s some swatches!

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I hope this was an interesting read and has given you a few ideas on where to buy some bargin eyeshadow palettes! Have I missed any brands out? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Becca xxx

If you like this blog you might like my Korean peel off lip tint review! Click HERE to read more!

20 facts about me!!!

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I have seen a few bloggers recently posting more about their personal lives and I thought as my blog is getting more traffic now you might like to know a bit more about me. If not then there’s lots of other blogs on my that you can read lol so here we go:

1. I am 28 years old (29 in July boooo)

2. My other half is called dave and     we’ve been together for nearly 10 years, which is pretty impressive and if you met him you would agree too haha he really does means the world to me.

3. We have two beautiful children, Ellie who is 8 and Stanley who is 3, they are everything.

4. We have a pure white cat called Kitty who has one blue eye and one green eye. Ellie named her Kitty as she looks like Hello kitty. What can I say it’s true.

5. I am a gelish nail technician who works from home, I love what I do and it’s great being my own boss as I get a lot of time with my little monsters.

6. I have a seat leon cupra and love driving around pretending to be a rude girl….with the kids in the back.

7. I have a weird fetish for planners/diaries and spend a strange amount of time researching which one to buy next.

8. I’m obsessed with YouTube.

9. I feel like I’m constantly washing and drying clothes #housewifeproblems

10. I love writing and blogging, it has become a wonderful part of my already busy life.

11. I love makeup, buying it, touching it, looking at it, wearing it…you get the gist.

12. I love anything with zombies.

13. I watch movies more than TV programmes.

14. I drink far too much coffee.

15. My favourite shop is hobby craft (sad I know!) I genuinely get super excited about going and can spend hours just walking round.

16. I’m an “all or nothing” kind of person which can be a good and bad thing.

17. My memory can be horrendous I drive everyone around me crazy.

18. I’m training in individual eyelash extentions soon which I’m really excited about.

19. I sing all day long, not very well but it’s still classed as singing.

20.  I love surprising people in what I can achieve if I put my mind to it.

I hope you enjoyed this random little blog, if you have any questions I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Becca xxx

Korean Peel off Liptint “My Liptint Pack” Review! !

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This is the second time I am writing this review, for those of you that are signed up to my blog you might of seen a notification about this post that actually had no content, sorry about that there was a technical error and it got deleted. I could of cried. But here we go for round two!

Here is the long awaited review on the Berrisom ‘My Liptint Pack’ peel off lipstains. I have had so many questions about these lipstain in real life as well as online and after a week of trial and error I have come to a conclusion as well as some tips and tricks on application. I bought the pack of 6 colours from yesstyle and it cost around £25. Delivery took an age but was well worth the wait. For those of you that don’t know and bout the new peel of lipstain phemoninom I’ll break it down for you. The product comes in a tube, it has a thick gel like consistency, you apply it directly to the lips, let it dry, once dry peel the gel off and it will leave a stain. Here are some arm swatches of the colours before peeling the gel off.
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At first I thought omg they’re so bright but I shouldn’t of worried, as you can see in the picture below once the gel was peeled off i was so pleased to see lovely coloured wearable stains. (it’s been 30 hours and they’re still on my arm!)

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I had heard online to be careful on application as the product will try to seep into your mouth so you should try not to talk while the gel is drying. The first colour I tried was Virgin Red. I got a bit carried away and applied it with my mouth open, big mistake, I was left with bright red teeth and the worst taste in my mouth. So tip number one is definatly apply with you mouth shut!! And keep it shut!! I also noticed the due to the consistency of the gel and the plastic applicator its impossible to get a perfectly neat line around the edges of my lips, thankfully you really cant tell once the gel is off.
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Throughout the course of the week I learnt to take my time with application and to not over load my lips with too much product. That’s tip number two. The shade Virgin Red did really tingle my lips but this was the only shade that did this so if your lips are sensitive do be carefull.
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Once I peeled the gel off I was blow away, it had left a hearty stain that truelly lasted all day! The colour was beautiful and I’ve honestly never seen such a pigmented tint, and trust me I have tried many.
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After 5/6 hours of wear I noticed it had started to fade towards the inside of lips after eating and drinking but from a distance it still looked great. What is also handy about these tints is you can pop some on where it has faded to touch it up easily thought the day. Here is the colour Bubblegum Pink, the bottom photo is after 5 hours.
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The only colour that fell short was Lovely Peach, I was hoping it would be a pretty peachy stain that would be great to use day to day for a more natural look. Sadly it didn’t really do much, as youll see in the photos below the gel was bright orange so I really thought it was going to be a goodun but I don’t really think you can tell in the photo below that, that I even had anything on.
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The rest of the colours were awesome, these are by far the best stains ive ever used. The pigment is crazy and the longevity was impressive. It’s also pretty fun peeling the gel off! Heres some photos down below of the other colours on myself as well as my lovely friend Carla who was a less than willing volentire, but even she loved the stain!
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I’d love to hear in the comments what you think of these stains!

Becca xxx

Glossy box June 2016 first impressions!

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It’s that time of the month again, here’s my first impressions on what I received in my glossy box. This month’s box is highly practical for the summer months which is great, but to be honest not the most exciting.

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Ladival sun protection spray Spf 15 £19.99 from boots

This sun screen spray protects against four types of UV rays as well as being non-greasy, water resistant and free from perfume it’s suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin. I always need spf for my children as well as myself but it’s a shame it’s factor 15 and not a 30 as I always use high protection. Practical product that will be used but not the most thrilling.

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Dr Bruyere after sun lotion monoi  £9.48 from derriere.fr

On the skin theme after sun is nice touch, the tube is rather small but is beautifully presented and again will come in handy. The cream is enriched with vitamin E as well as Monoi (gardenia petals soaked in coconut oil) which sounds incredibly fancy so I think I’ll enjoy using this.

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Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff  from origins.co.uk

Super small tube of eyecream, which I can’t see being the full size as its priced at £20. This little cream contains coffee beans, panax ginseng and optical brighteners. To be applied around the eye area every morning to reduce dark circles and help reduce the appearance of bags and puffiness. Even though it’s small as you only need a tiny amount I imagine you’d still get a good few uses to decided if this product is worth the investment of the full sized.

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Spa To You Konjac Sponge £6.99 from spatoyou.com

This is by far the most unique random item in the glossy box, it’s made from the natural fibres of the Konjac which is a porous root vegetable from Asia! I have to admit I opened the packet straight away to have a feel, the sponge comes dampened and feels really different from your average sponge, soft and squishy are the words jumping to mind. I’m looking forward to playing with this as apparently it’ll leave your skin clean and unbelievably soft.

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Emite Makeup Lip & Cheek Tint £12.50 from emitemakeup.com

I adore lip and cheek tints, especially in the summer but I do have a huge supply and don’t really need any more. The packaging is mammoth it’s like a big chunky mascara rather than a slimline liptint. I like the ombre fade on the packaging as you can see the colour within the tube. Still looking forward to playing with this because products such as these are handy for my handbag on the go.

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Aussie Hair Care 3 minute miracle reconstruction deep conditioner £1.09 from aussiehair.com/uk

Last but not least is the bonus product, happy with this one as I LOVE Aussie products and so does my bleached curly hair! Hair treatments are always welcome in my house so this will be used pretty quickly, shame it’s not bigger but not the end of the world.

As you can see, practice but nothing massively exciting. The sponge is cool but not something I would of bought for myself. I’d love to hear what you thought of this month’s glossy box, did you feel the same as me? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Becca xxx