Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Eye Palette – Review

So I discovered Makeup Revolution when I went into Superdrug for the first time this year (I know, shameful) and was blown away by their packaging, look, and feel of the brand. The prices are also amazing (£8 for a 32 eyeshadow palette!). After poring over the selection and deciding between Unicorns Unite and Mermaids Forever, I decided on the latter. And holy heck, what a palette. The emphasis on shiny eyeshadows vs matte is strong, but there are still everyday shadows to play with, and a smoky black eye too! Highlight is the pinks, greens and blues, and some fantastic purples. I am a total child when it comes to those colours and have found it incredibly easy to put together eye looks relatively simply and easy!

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As you can see, there is such a range of colours! They need to be builded up a little bit, and already I’m running out of my base colour on the top left, but you can make so many great looks with this!

I recommend this to anyone who is new to makeup, doesn’t want to spend a lot of money, and wants to try all the looks they pinned on Pinterest!

Purchase here!

T xx

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Athleisure? Fitness Gear? PE gear?

Hi team!

So over the last few years, the high street focus on selling fitness gear has been huge. Pretty much every retailer has their own line. Of course there are retailers like Sweaty Betty who just sell it on their own, but of course people want their favourite brands to sell it too, hence the demand! There are some crappy lines out there but I have chosen my 3 favourite lines, that are the shizzle. I feel cool when I wear it, and I almost want to spend the day walking about in it but I usually want to wear my onesie more so that wins really.

H&M

So I was working at H&M when their sports stuff came in, and you know what? It’s really really good. There are LOADS of bras, coordinating outfits, outdoor jackets, water bottles, headbands, etc etc. Even yoga mats! Here is my favourite running leggings:fitness-hm

So cute. Matching tops too.

Debenhams

Debenhams are pretty new to the game but their advantage is their designers are pitching in. So you have a beautiful line designed by Savannah Miller (Sienna Millers sister) which is just amazing. There are loads of bras, and lots and lots of mix and match items. I definitely recommend a look as this is stuff you can just chill out in too!

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See? Just go for a run, then go chill out with a latte or something. Easy Peasy.

Ivy Park

This is a bit of a cliche one, but I fortunately got to look at the new stuff recently and my god it is good and it is affordable. I was scared of the quality and price tag but both are quite good, and look cool. Of course you are paying for the thing in the first place because it’s Queen B but it is totally amazing to rock, and again, you can rock it even when you ain’t sweating.

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Too cool for school. Get down to Topshop for this peeps.

Whats your favourite fitness gear from the high street?

T xx

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Rings rings RINGS

I love rings. I love all kinds of rings. I wear SO many rings my hands look like an old mans. It is not enough to wear just my wedding rings. I MUST HAVE MORE.

Rings are the easiest thing to update your wardrobe. Your hands are almost as recognisable as your face and if you gesture when you talk, thats enough to show your rings off! So, I have collated 3 of my favourite ring stockists, get your peepers on these!

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Image courtesy of Cherry Diva’s website

These ladies have gone from strength to strength – providing great jewellery at great prices, and they have just provided a great sterling silver range, again, super affordable! My favourite is the moonstone rings (insert heart eyes here!)

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Image courtesy of RocknRose’s website.

www.rocknrose.co.uk

This is one of my favourite websites to shop from. They have a great selection also, and my highlight are the zodiac ring (omgimanaries). Good for the lady friends in your life, kind of the grownup version of best friend necklaces (which they will never replace, so awesome!)

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Image courtesy of RegalRose’s website.

www.regalrose.co.uk

These guys have an amazing new collection (enough to feed my goth soul) but they also do vintage rings! These are amazing, and if you are shopping for engagement rings at the moment, look no further – so pretty!

 

Let me know if you get anything, I want to see!

T xx

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Review: Simple Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil

Hi team! Welcome to another review. As always, I am not sponsored, I am just in love with the products I review! (And I buy A LOT so its worth telling you guys about it!)

So I had heard about facial oils and that they make your skin amazing and helps your oiliness if you have issues with this!

This product is great. I use Simple pretty much exclusively, I use their toner, day cream, night cream, eye cream, makeup remover cream, and now this. It is a great affordable line that really does wonders for my skin as they don’t add 100 ingredients. This Oil is 100% grape seed oil. Simple! It has Vitamin A and E also!So I had a terrible face of makeup from going to bed with my makeup on (I know) and I was feel a bit gross and my eyes were puffy from my mascara and eyeliner being on as they hate them anyway but all night is a stretch!

So I did what the packaging said – I dropped 2-3 drops onto my hand, then massaged gently into my skin and eyelids. And wow. It was AMAZING. It felt super weird at first, as its just oil, but you also put warm water on your face too and massage it in, then rinse off and your skin looks amazing.

I put my toner and moisturiser on straight away and then felt my skin and it was so soft. Like a baby bunny soft. Legit. I have not worn makeup today to see how my oiliness is and later on I will do some exercise to see how my oiliness is and update on a later publishing of this blog but I am super impressed!!

10/10 – would recommend to all skin types!!

Any other items you would like me to review?

T xx

 

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Cruelty Free Makeup!

Hi guys!

So I’ve decided to set myself two challenges this winter. 1 – to start winter workouts – with help from The Body Coach (www.thebodycoach.com), and the second is to educate myself on animal cruelty, starting with makeup. Doing research on the Peta website, an astonishing amount of my makeup bag was not cruelty free (I kind of had expected this but was still shocked). Barry M is cruelty free. Rimmel is not. Revlon is not. Estee Lauder and Clinique is not (owned by the same company). This meant a huge percentage of my makeup is not cruelty free. But the great news is, there are so many great companies that are cruelty free, and have amazing products! The Kat Von D foundation that I reviewed awhile back, is cruelty free. It is a fantastic brand and really sings about animals and the importance of cruelty free. Here are some others that I have discovered on my journey.

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www.toofaced.com

http://www.debenhams.com/beauty/kat-von-d

Too Faced is a great company. They are cruelty free and their primers are to die for. Very soon you will see this collaboration with Kat Von D – in real life the founder of Too Faced and Kat are friends and have pulled together to bring this palette to life! I am so excited to see this and hopefully bag one of these! Again, cruelty free looks so good.

Another one I was hugely surprised with was Barry M. Around since 1982, they have made it their mission to provide cruelty free products, but they don’t make a song and dance about it, which I find quite refreshing. I have got many of their products, including their Eye Shine palette (below).

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www.barrym.com

It is good on your budget if you can’t spring for the Too Faced or Kat Von D ranges, and very good quality!

Is their any cruelty free ranges you love? Comment below!

If you do do a makeup bag investigation, let me know how you got on!

T xx

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Meditation

Hi guys!

So this week I’m talking about meditation. It is a form of self regulation that means you clear the mind of thoughts and reach a state of consciousness that means you are at peace! Now its all a bit hippy dippy but for sufferers of anxiety and depression, it really can help. Once you clear your mind, you can get a focus on whats important in life. It is very difficult to do, and I still find it difficult. I choose to do it with myself, not in a group setting, as most things like exercise I prefer to do on my own (as I’m a weirdo). I use a free app called Headspace, and it really helps! Andy Puddicombe talks you through ten free sessions and then you have the option to buy more. I get by with the free ten, and it only takes ten minutes. Some day I’m so anxious my minds all over the place. Some days I’m super in the zone. The important thing is that it must be an everyday thing, and is as important as your daily exercise. It has surpassed hippies in the 70s and is now a legitimate form of therapy and exercise for the mind. I really recommend it, there are other apps out there too if this one doesn’t suit, and of course there are classes out there too! Give it a shot for a week, and tell me if you continue, and what you think!

www.headspace.com

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T xx

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