Wednesday, 26 August 2015

50 Favourite Youtubers

I love watching youtube videos and in my spare time (apart from blogging) I am usually watching a youtube video. I am subscribed to over 150 channels so I thought I'd whittle it down to 50 and tell you the ones that I really do love. I am going down my subscription list so it's in no particular order to who I like watching best. Also I'm not doing it as specific channels, I'm doing it as the people because most likely if they have more than one channel then I'll love all of them the same.

1. Alexa Losey
2. Anna Saccone
3. Aspyn Ovard
4. beautybyalicee
5. beautycrush
6. Bethany Mota
7. Brogan Tate
8. Caspar Lee
9. Chlo White
10. Claudia Sulewski
11. Dolly bow bow
12. Ebony Day
13. Emily Rose
14. Emily-Victoria Canham
15. Essie Button
16. Eve Bennett
17. FashionRocksMySocks
18. Fleur De Force
19. Freddy My Love
20. Gabriella Lindley
21. HelloOctober
22. icovetthee
23. Ingrid Nilsen
24. InTheFrow
25. JacksGap
26. Jake Boys
27. Jim Chapman
28. Joe Weller
29. Kathleen Lights
30. Lily Pebbles
31. lindseyrem
32. LucyFlight
33. MakeupbyMandy24
34. Marcus Butler
35. Meg Says
36. Meghan Rienks
37. Niomi Smart
38. pixiwoo
39. PointlessBlog
40. SacconeJolys
41. Shaaanxo
42. Shay Mitchell
43. Sienna Mirabella
44. Sprinkleofglitter
45. Tanya Burr
46. ThatcherJoe
47. The Michalaks
48. Troye Sivan
49. ViviannaDoesMakeup
50. Zoella

That's my top 50 youtubers, which youtubers are your favourite? Also which youtubers haven't I mentioned that you think should be on the list?

Monday, 24 August 2015

The Sleek Perfector Oil | Review

I got a sample of this when I made an online shop and it was a product that I had wanted to try for a while but never got round to buying it so when I saw the sample I couldn't wait to try it out. I used it once and knew I had to go out and buy the full size! I'm not one for using too much heat on my hair, I usually blow dry it after I have a shower unless I wash it the night before which I would put it in plaits and let it fry overnight. When it is dry, unless I straighten it, it's always frizzy and has lots of flyaways but this product really helps prevent the look of frizziness. I just put one to two pumps onto the tips of my fingers and the rub my fingertips together to create a bit of warmth within the product and then run my fingers through my hair.

I use this along with the shampoo and conditioner in the same range, and they all smell so delicious! With this product you can definitely tell when you've used it because your hair feels so much softer and looks so shiny and healthy but it doesn't feel greasy which is something you get quite often with hair oils. This comes in at £9.99 a bottle and for how many times you can use this, it's definitely worth it. You only need 1-2 pumps depending on how long your hair is, it's is also super lightweight which is great because it doesn't weigh your hair down. It says lasts up to 72 hours, I don't agree with this, it lasts 24 hours at most, and I find that I do need to reapply it every day but overall I really really like this product and I will be buying another one when I run out!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Primark PS Lip Liner | Review

Last time I went into Primark I thought I'd have a quick look at their makeup, I didn't think any of it would be any good but I picked up a couple of their lip liners anyway just to try them out and at £1 each I thought why not.

To my surprise they are actually quite good, they're not very creamy and they can be a bit drying but they are so long lasting, you can put it under your lipstick and it will last a good 6/7 hours. It also helps your lipstick to last longer as well. The pigmentation isn't great and you do have to go over it a couple of times to make it stand out but once you're there the colour looks really nice. When I was in Primark I picked up the red one which I like wearing under Julianne's Red by L'oreal and the darkish nude that sort of looks like a shade Kylie Jenner would wear which I like wearing under Rimmel 08 or Nars Audacious in Barbara. 

I would definitely recommend these if you're looking for cheap lip liners, the colour selection isn't the biggest but the colours there are gorgeous. I think at £1 you can't really go wrong with these and I am definitely going to pick up a few more makeup bits from there to see if they are as good. 

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Duty Free Haul

I may have gone slightly crazy at the Mac and YSL counter in duty free but let's be honest the makeup is so much cheaper there and I wanted to treat myself.

I went to the Mac counter first because I knew it was there (whereas I couldn't remember if the YSL was at the North terminal or not) and first I picked up the Prolongwear Concealer in NC15, I have always wanted to try this out because of the hype it gets by so many people, I did use it whilst on holiday and I have to say it is really really good, I may do a review sometime soon because I love it. The next thing I picked up was the Paint pot in the shade Painterly, this was another product I have wanted to try out for so long because it is talked about a lot and it always looked like a good base for eyeshadow and even on its own to cancel out veins on your eyelids. I have used this once so far and it definitely does a good job at covering up veins on my eyelids which is great because I've not found a product that will actually conceal them! Then of course I went to the lipstick counter and picked up two lipsticks to add to my collection, I got Mehr which is a lovely dark nude colour and Twig which is sort of similar. I love both of these lipsticks and I feel this sort of shade and formula is what suits me the best.

I then headed over to the YSL counter 'heart eyes emoji' and everything is so pretty, I bought two of the Rouge Volupte lipsticks in the shades 1 and 9 which were ones I've had my eye on every time I've been into Debenhams! What I didn't know is that number 1 was apparently being discontinued so that pretty made up my mind whether I was getting it or not! I don't have an excuse for number 9 but it was just so lovely I didn't want to leave it behind! I will be doing a whole post dedicated to these lipsticks because all I want to do is take countless photos of these beauties because the packaging is so stunning and photogenic!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Benefit Watts Up | Review

This was one of the first proper highlighters I ever owned and it's definitely one of my all time favourites! I got it for Christmas last year and I had a choice between this and the Girl Meets Pearl one also by Benefit but I chose this one purely because the shade was much more champagne coloured and it was in a stick formula as opposed to a liquid one which was similar to something I already had! 

I think the formulation of this is really nice, it's so creamy and easy to blend in once applied and it gives a nice glow to your face without it being really obvious. This is definitely one you can build on though so if you were wanting a slightly more highlighted face then you can definitely do that by just adding a bit more too your cheekbones. 

One bad thing about this product is the packaging, I hate how big and bulky it is because it makes it so hard to store with all my other highlighters and also a pain if you're travelling and want to take this with you. Another thing I'm not sure about is that sponge at the bottom which quite frankly is utter rubbish, it's way too small to blend in any product and even if it was bigger it wouldn't be any better at blending it in which by the way is awful, they should definitely look into changing it or just removing it all together because it is useless! Apart from that I think the packaging is really pretty and is so easy to take photos of, I love the lilac purple shade and the lightbulb is kinda cool!

Overall I really love this product and when I run out I will definitely pick up another one! Definitely recommend it if you're looking to buy a new highlighter!

Friday, 14 August 2015

Top 5 Mascaras

I have to say this was really hard to get it down to just 5. Mascara was the first product I ever used, and since I started using it I have tested out so many mascara's, some being a lot better than others! In the future I might do a part 2 or split it into drugstore and high end because I love a lot of mascara's!

First up is the newest in my collection, it's the Benefit Roller Lash, I'm sure the whole blogging community know about this mascara and have either tried it themselves or at least read a review on this mascara. It's so lengthening and you definitely don't have to use eyelash curlers because this curls your lashes for you. It lasts forever and doesn't flake off throughout the day or anything, this is just an all round great mascara and I can't recommend it enough.

Next is an offering from Maybelline, it's my trusty The Falsies, this was one of the first mascara's I ever used and I have gone back to it every single time, I must've gone through at least seven tubes of this it's incredible. It's so voluminous and lengthening and like it's name it suggests, it definitely looks like you have false eyelashes on. I think this is the best drugstore mascara out there, big claim I know but I've tried so many different ones out and none of them have compared to this one.

I love the Max Factor False Lash Effect, it definitely makes my lashes really thick and voluminous but the only thing is that it doesn't make my lashes look any longer which is what I normally go for in a mascara but because it makes my lashes look so thick I'm not too bothered. I've never had a mascara make my lashes look so voluminous so the fact is doesn't lengthen them doesn't bother me too much.

This is a mascara that has come into my collection quite recently, it's the Maybelline Lash Sensational, I've heard a few people talking about this and I thought I would see what the hype was about and it is insane! It does everything I want my mascara to do, it's doesn't make my lashes clumpy and I just love it a lot!

Last up is another offering from Benefit, it's the They're Real mascara, this isn't quite as good as Roller Lash but it's still incredible, It lengthens, it voluminses, it's everything. I hate that it's so hard to get off but that does mean that it's very long lasting. If I'm going to be out all day then this is the mascara I will use because I know it won't flake off and end up being all down my face by the end of the day!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Makeup Revolution Fixing Spray | Review

Makeup Revolution is a brand that has hugely impressed the whole blogger community, their products have never disappointed me and this product was next on my list to try out. It's their Pro Fix Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray, so the idea of this is to spray it a couple of times over your face after you applied your makeup and it's meant to keep your makeup in place with no smudging or fading for up to 12 hours.

I have to say I am hugely impressed with this, I first tried it out on a hot sunny day and I went on with my day how I usually would. Normally my makeup would melt down my face and look horrendous by the end of the day so when I looked in the mirror before I took my makeup off I was so surprised! My makeup looked almost as good it did when I applied it, apart from slight oiliness around my t-zone which I would usually just touch up with a bit of powder. I was still sceptical at this point to whether it was the fixing spray or my foundation (I used a different foundation than I usually would) so the next day I made sure I only sprayed it on half of my face, and at the end of the day half my face had melted and looked horrible and the other half looked pretty good if I do say so myself!

I have used this every single day since I bought it and for only £5 this product is insane! I have not tried the Urban Decay setting spray but I don't think I will be purchasing that anytime soon because this one does the job! I definitely recommend this if you have problems with makeup staying on your face in hot weather and for £5 you can't really go wrong can you?!

Monday, 10 August 2015

Stila In The Light | Review

I bought this palette back in May and since then this has been my go-to palette. The thing I loved about this palette is the colour range, every shade is so neutral and there is the perfect balance between shimmer and matte shades, with 6 being shimmery and 4 being matte. The consistency of these shadows are amazing, they are so soft and creamy which makes them a dream to blend. They are also extremely highly pigmented and I love the Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner that it comes with. It's in the shade 'Damsel' which is a dark matte brown and it's perfect if you want your makeup to look a little bit softer than if you were to use a pure black shade. This eyeliner does not budge, it is incredible but it means that if you make a mistake you cannot reactify it without ruining your makeup, believe me I tried.

You can create so many natural looks with this, but you are also able to make it more of a nighttime look with some of the darker shades. The shade 'Kitten' is the perfect for the inner corner and I love 'Sunset' which is a beautiful coppery shimmer shade. The only colour I don't think I'll get much wear out of is 'Night Sky' which is a shimmery blue/grey colour because I'm much more into neutral eyeshadows and I think they suit me a lot more than if I had colour on my eyelids. I think this palette is such good value for money, it retails at £25 for 10 eyeshadows plus a waterproof eyeliner in the shade 'Damsel' which on it's own I think is £16 so to get all of this for £25 is pretty amazing if you ask me!

You can buy this palette in some Boots stores, my local one doesn't sell Stila so I got this off the ASOS website but you can also get this on LookFantastic and FeelUnique.

Friday, 7 August 2015

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer | Review

The Mary-Lou Manizer is a product I have wanted to try out for so long now and finally when Kathleen Lights said it was one of her favourite highlighters I knew I had to get it. I've had it for about 2 months now and I can't remember the last time I did my makeup without using this!

If you're looking for a more natural highlight this one is not for you! It's very noticeable once you've got it on but it's not glittery or shimmery, it's just pure glow. It's very finely milled and it feels so buttery and smooth on the skin which makes it a dream to blend. I apply this to the tops of my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my cupids bow, my inner corner and sometimes on my chin if I'm really going for a glowy look. I think this is the most perfect champagne highlight and if you don't have it, you need it. Also can we just talk about the packaging for a second!? It's so cute, and it feels like such good quality, I also love that it has a mirror inside as well, that's always nice!

As with a lot of highlighters, a little goes a long way and even with using this product everyday it would last at least a year, so you may have to pay nearly £20 for it but it's well worth it for the quality and the amount you get, not forgetting that there are plenty of other highlighters out there for double the price which are half as good. When I run out of this I will definitely be repurchasing another one as this is holy grail status!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

What's On My Face | Being On A Plane

Obviously being on a plane your skin can become really dry because of the air pressure so wearing makeup is not the best thing to do as you should let your skin breathe but I wanted to have a little bit of coverage and just something on my face to stop me looking so dead.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe
Benefit Rollerlash
Stila Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Damsel
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer

Monday, 3 August 2015

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag

I'm going on holiday in a week's time and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to tell you what makeup I will be taking with me. Obviously you don't want to be taking too much but if you're like me and want to take absolutely everything you own then this post might be helpful for you. I've split it up into categories to help me decide what I would actually use whilst away.

The first thing is foundation, I decided to bring two foundations with me, the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation because it's really glowy and looks amazing when the sun is out and I've also chosen to bring my Nars Sheer Glow which I know won't be my shade by the end of my holiday but for the first few days it will be perfect. For concealer I've gone for my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection, you cannot go wrong with this concealer it is amazing! I'll also take my Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer because I love that for a more radiant glow under my eyes. The primer I have chosen to bring with me is my Benefit Porefessional, because my makeup always seems to look so flawless when I use this. The powder I'm taking with me is my Rimmel Stay Matte, it's my all-time favourite powder and keeps me from looking shiny.

I have chosen to bring two bronzers with me, the first is Benefit Hoola, I can't not take this with me I love it! The second is my Body Shop Honey Bronzer as it gives a much more natural looking bronze to my face. Highlighters are some of my favourite makeup products and this was by far the hardest section to pick from because I love each and every one I own the same amount, I had to go with three different ones, these are my Mac Soft and Gentle, theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer and Benefit Watts Up, these are just incredible and I think if I hadn't bought either of these three then halfway through my holiday I would be wishing I had bought them! Onto blushers, I have chosen to bring my Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Seductive Pink, I think this is the perfect pink shade for the cheeks and would look lovely when I have a tan. I also am bringing my Benefit Rockateur, which I love and is my all-time favourite blush.

Choosing mascara's was quite easy for me, I think I've used both these mascara's and nothing else for the past two or three months and they are the Maybelline The Falsies and Benefit Rollerlash, both give so much volume and length to my lashes and they make them look amazing! The eyeliners I am taking are the Benefit Push Up Liner, Topshop Liquid Liner and the Maybelline Big Eyes, a mixture of all gel, liquid and pencil formula there which I use generally on a day-to-day basis anyway. I'm not going to be taking any single eyeshadows with me because I'm taking two palettes instead and in there I will have every colour that I need. I'm taking my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and my Stila In The Light palette, both are quite different palettes and have a range of different colours in them. For cream eyeshadows I am taking my all-time favourite one which is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze, I literally wear this colour most days when I'm in a rush or just as a quick get up and go shade, it's perfect. For brows I am going to be taking my Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe, it's the perfect colour for my brows and I love it. To set that I will be using my Benefit Gimme Brow.

Choosing lipsticks was by far the hardest, I split it into four categories; red, pink, nude and coral. I have chosen to take two colours from each category which may be a little bit ridiculous but I know in my mind that I can justify it because I'm such an undecided person and I like to have plenty of choices in lip colour. The red shades I have chosen are Mac Russian Red and L'Oreal Color Riche in Julianne's Red, I did want to bring my L'Oreal Color Riche in Blake's Red as well but that is so similar to Mac Russian Red so there would have been no point. The pink lipsticks I have chosen is Mac's Speak Louder and L'Oreal Color Riche in Julianne's Nude, Speak Louder is sort of a darker pink and Julianne's Nude is an everyday pink shade. Next up is nude lipsticks, I have chosen my Nars Audacious Lipstick in Barbara and my Topshop Lipstick in Nevada, Barbara is a darker nude shade a little bit like the 'Kylie Jenner lip' and Nevada is more of a lighter true nude shade. The coral shades I have chosen is Revlon's Kiss Me Coral and Mac's Coral Bliss, Kiss Me Coral is definitely more of an orange than Coral Bliss which is a lot lighter and corally. I have also decided that eight lipsticks is not enough and that I can't go without my Rimmel 107 and Rimmel 03 so I have decided to take them as well. Away from lipsticks slightly, the lipglosses I have chosen to take with me are my Urban Decay Lipgloss in Liar and my Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Picnic in the Park.

That is everything that I'll be taking with me in my travel makeup bag, apart from makeup brushes which will be the usual Real Techniques and Zoeva.