makeup revolution obsession palettes

Hey! so the other week i noticed that at the end of makeup revolutions summer sale the make your own palette selection from makeup obsession were very cheap! the eyeshadows, blushers, highlighters etc were all 30-60p, and the palettes themselves were £1.50 for the large 12 pan size! they didnt have the black ones but even so i wasnt going to pass up on this bargain.

eyeshadow palette left to right – white out, pearl, azure, denim, emerald fizz, miami, royal, hypnotic, haute silver, treasure, midnight black.

you can tell i made this palette cant you? all my favourite colours! as you can see, one or two of the shadows i had already. I really like these eyeshadows, they are smooth, pigmented, they blend really well and dont go patchy. Theres a wide collection of colours to choose from as well, so all in all a really good budget eyeshadow pick that you can make perfect for you!

left to right – contour powder in fair, highlight moon, highlight pop, l’amour, flame, bloom, sun ray.

ive only tried the highlighters from obsession makeup before, so i cant say how the contour powder or blushers are. but i can say that the highlighters are really nice, soft and bendable, and they pack a punch! i really like them, especially moon the pretty lilac one.

so all in all, especially considering the price i paid for all these im really happy! i got such a bargain and i know im going to use them.

what was the last bargain you got?

cath x

A rather Large Superdrug Haul.

Hey there! so last sunday i made a rather large superdrug order, not only did did i need a few things superdrug currently as mix & match 3 for 2. So it was a good excuse to get some things i wanted as well! of course, its all for the blog (honestly the best excuse).

So over the past few months i went through a bit of a skincare phase, but i seem to have fallen back into a makeup phase now! i still needed/wanted a few skincare and haircare bits however.

My hair doesnt like this heat right now! ive loved the herbal essences naked shine range for a while but the conditioner doesnt seem to be quite cutting it anymore so instead i ordered the herbal essences naked green tea and mint conditioner (normally £3.99 currently £1.98). also hair wise i needed a new hair mask so got the ultimate blends coconut oil frizzy hair mask (currently £2.99 was £4.49). i got 2 showers as you can see, some of my favourites! the original source mint & tea tree shower gel  (£1, was £2.29) a staple of mine especially in the summer! and the superdrug fruity orange & satsuma shower gel (99p) is a shower gel i always order when i order from superdrug.

Finally for this section, i got 2 skincare items, ive really wanted a spritz like the B. hydrated hyaluronic acid facial spritz (£7.99) for a while, and as B. are on buy one get one free i thought i would pick up a back up of my current favourite cleanser for a second cleanse/morning cleanse, the B. clean Creamy Foam hydrating cleanser (£6.99) is amazing because it gives that clean fresh feeling for the summer without stripping or making your skin dry.


Onto the new shiny makeup! i was running very low on powder in general, and a friend suggested the E.l.f High definition setting powder (£7.50). i used this powder many years ago when elf was first in the uk and really liked it so i thought why not! i also really needed a pressed powder so i thought id give the maybelline fit me matte and poreless powder in translucent (£5.99) a go, i normally go for coloured powders but they are often not pale enough so i went for translucent instead.

on the theme of face products and maybelline, i thought id give the maybelline fit me matte & poreless foundation in 95 fair porcelain (£6.99) a try. i wish i could try more drugstore foundations but they are so often too dark for me. but they seem to have brought out a very light shade yay! i also hadnt tried a foundation in a while.
i picked up a tube of the collection lasting perfection concealer (£4.19) in the new shade extra fair, ive tried this concealer before but its never quite been light enough for me so fingers crossed this one is and i can finally give it a good go!
the last face product i picked up is the barry m all night long stick primer in original (£6.99). i really liked the sound of a stick primer, i really like stick products and really want to try more!

almost there i promise! i spent too much money, i needed some new mascaras/wanted some new ones to try, i couldnt resist tryin this new one from loreal the infallible unlimited mascara £10.99. i couldnt not try this really weird want, it bends to a right angle! so odd. The next mascara i bought is the loreal false lash X fiber mascara (£10.99), ive always wanted to try a fiber mascara and ive heard nothing but good things about this one! finally for mascaras, i got the barry m showgirl extra lengthening mascara (£4.99), ive been meaning to try this for a while hearing all good things about it, the tube is rather weighty!

the last thing i got was a new liquid liner, i normally use the bourjois liner pinceau because i find it really hard to find a matt liner with a tip i like! so i thought id try the maybelline master ink matte liquid eyeliner (£5.99). sounds promising considering its so hard to find a matte liner in the drugstore!

phew! as you can see i seriously hauled, thanks for the 3 for 2! what would you like to see me review first? let me know!

cath x

Switching it up matte pinks makeup look.

Hey there! so todays post is a look i did last week, i was thinking about what to do to show all of you. I thought about a few things but then i thought why dont i do exactly what i dont really do? normally i do shimmery eyes and lips and matte skin and i dont really do pinks very much!, so i switched it up today! matte eyes & lips and an awful of highlighter.

Below is what i used, i hope you enjoy!

Eyes
Bourjois 24Hr Eyeshadow Primer.
Imagic Flash Palette – Blue, Pink, Red and black mixed together – for the eyeshadow base.
Makeup revolution Single Eyeshadow In Touch Me – general blending colour.
Makeup Revolution Pro Regeneration Trends Mischief Mattes Palette – I used Ricochet for the crease colour, then Exclusive also in the crease, with Haunted on the lid and Cursed to blend out the liner.
Makeup Obsession Eyeshadow in Midnight black – over the black Imagic cream for liner.
Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara.
ebay false eyelashes.

Face 
The Ordinary high-Adherence Silicone Primer.
Freedom Pro Camouflage & Correct In Yellow & Green.
17 Stay Time 25hr Foundation In Porcelain.
Obsession Mixer Whitening Drops.
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer In F1.
Illamasqua Cream Pigment In Hollow.
Miss Beauty Pressed Powder In Ivory.
NYX Blusher In Taupe.
17 The Cheek Of It Blusher In Plum Puff.
Makeup Revolution Ghost Lights Highlighter.

Lips
Revolution Pro Lipstick Kit Reds & Vamps.

Cath x

July 2018 Pink Parcel.


Hey! So im rather excited to bring you the first of many monthly posts on pink parcel! Pink parcel is the only monthly box i have ever stuck with, and have gotten for over a year now.

Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription service, for those that get periods!

 

In every box you get a fair amount of the period product of your choice, so in my case thats pads. you get a box full marked for later, a bag full for now, a box of night pads for later and then you get a box that is marked for you.

Now, the box marked for you is where all the fun things are! Inside the box marked for you there is always a tea bag, a sweet treat of some kind, one or two full sized beauty products and a few samples.

Pink parcel is £10.50 a month, you can choose a date it will arrive to suit your cycle & they also have a pink parcel store were you can buy a lot of the products they feature in the box! as you may be able to tell, i really adore pink parcel, ive been getting it for a year now and no more do i have those panicked moments of running out of pads, and plus i get chocolate and beauty products! win win.

Alright, shall i actually show you whats in Julys box now? This months theme is glowing skin, so lets see what that means!


first off, the sweet treat! these can be hit and miss, though there has been some really nice chocolate in here, this months is Joe & Sephs Popcorn with caramel & Belgian chocolate is £4 for 80g (you get 18g in the box). I havent tried it yet, im honestly not the biggest fan of popcorn! so i might give this to my mum, as she likes popcorn much more than i do.

The tea bag this month is the We are tea super berry infusion tea £2.99 for 75g (we got a bag), i have to be honest that i generally collect these tea bags for anyone else that wants them as i dont like tea!

next up we have the sample size products, so we have the balanceme flash cleanse micellar water  £16.00 for 180ml (we get 30ml). I love balance me products, i havent tried this micellar water just yet, i do like a good micellar water mainly for removing makeup swatches, makeup fall out clean & mistakes etc.

The two other samples we have are the Mudmasky sleep repair renewal nourishing mask  and the Mudmasky facial detox purifying detox mask £60.00 for 60ml (we get 15ml). Oh boy are these pricey! ive tried the sleep mask once, it doesnt feel heavy or anything and it sinks in, makes your skin feel soft but havent noticed anything other than that yet!

Alright onto the full size products! first up is the magn!tone wipe out the amazing microfibre cleansing cloth £14.99 for 2 (we got one). ohh i was so excited to see this in here! ive wanted to try one of these for ages, ive messed around with it a bit so far and im impressed!

and lastly there is the jelly pong pong cosmetics stardrops light-activated glow drops $34 (cant find a uk stocklist!). these are the popular highlighter drop things right now, these are in the colour supernova a bright gold, but sadly really not my colour so i havent opened them so i can give them away at some point!

so there you have it! i wasnt blown over by this months if im honest, but thats likely down too the drops not being my thing. Even so i am looking forward to seeing what i get next month.

Cath x

Emotionally Broken – If Only I Was Ok.


Hey, so im sure from the name of my blog gave it away but i will regularly talk about mental health on my little blog here. Sometimes it may be something happening with me (like todays post) and sometimes it may be more general. Im calling this series emotionally broken, ive called mental health series that for a while now and it just makes sense!

So, I personally have suffered with mental Illness since i was 11 years old, currently i have severe generalised anxiety disorder, depression, agoraphobia and abnormal eating disorder. yep, quite the list!

Today, i wanted to talk about what ive been feeling over the past few days because i have been feeling many, many things and its a lot.

Its all been brought on because a few friends of mine that i have known for about 2 years are all meeting at a event tomorrow and well, i for obvious reasons am not there and it quite honestly? is fucking killing me.

Ive wanted to go to this event since the first one 3 years ago, The first one i watched via the steam (its a gamer event) feeling a mix of happiness and just…i dont know how to describe it. Because its not exactly jealously, i am so very happy for my friends, but i wish with every single part of me that i was there too.

6 years ago i was signed off from my job at the time, and since then my mental and physical health as just plummeted. Ive found ways to still have things in my life, the internet is my complete saviour but its just not the same.

I dont have a life, i dont live, i exist and god id give anything for that not to be the case. Id give everything just to have a normal day, take my problems for a day, let me have that 1 day and ill have them back for the rest of my life, thats fine ill take it. But it doesnt work like that, i cant do that.

Every event, every wedding, every baby, every good grade, every hoilday, hell every walk in the park i see someone do on social media i always think, “why cant i do that”.

i try, i try very hard to get better & good grief do i try my best to stay positive but sometimes? sometimes i just cant be anymore, sometimes like now, i just want to be a normal 25 year old, and live my life as i want too.

Im sorry for the way this post as gone, i didnt mean to get so emotional! but im not removing it, this is something i want to make sure gets out there, the truest rawest side of mental illness. Because it isnt pretty, it isnt nice and one thing is for sure, it isnt shown enough in its true form.

so welcome to emotionally broken, it wont be very happy, but it will be real.

Cath x

Picture used is not mine.

Makeup Revolution Pro Regeneration Trends Mischief Mattes Review & swatches.

Hey! so this is the first time ive talked about a makeup revolution product on my blog unless its just been listed in a makeup look but trust me it wont be the last! i adore makeup revolution, freedom, obsession products and my makeup collection shows that for sure!

well, a few weeks ago there summer sale started so of course i was straight onto there site (i may have placed another order the day im typing this too…opps), and placed a rather large order, however this palette was not in the sale. It was something i new from the moment it was released i was gonna be ordering the next time i made an order with them, so i did!

This is the Makeup Revolution Pro Regeneration Trends Mischief Mattes palette £8.00, and yes its got one heck of a name! but its worth it because for £8 its an extremely good matte eyeshadow palette.

It contains a wide selection of colours but its of course mainly brights, with a white and a beige thrown in too. Below ive swatched all of the shadows, this is all one swipe, though i will say i was rather warm when i swatched them hence the skipping due to warm hands!

From left to right – Saint, Attached, New Day, Day Dream, Half Time, Believer.
From left to right – Ringleader, Fearless, Shrine, Indication, Crusade, Poison.

From left to right – Upperhand, Underdog, Ricochet, Exclusive, Haunted, Cursed.

As you can see, theres a really good selection of colours, you have your more “wearable” pinks and purples, blues and greens and even a yellow! yellow and red eyeshadow are the two colours i really struggle to find yet the two in this palette are really good. The pigment is extremely good, i mean look at these swatches! for cheaper mattes its crazy, they blend out really nicely and as long as you prime (and i always do) they are going to stay put, even on my very oily hooded lids. I couldnt honestly recommend these enough, ive had trouble not picking it up for every look i do at the minute!

have you tried this palette? did you love it as much as i did? let me know!

Cath x

Unless otherwise stated all products are bought by me and all opinions are my own.

LGBT Pride Makeup Look!

Hey! so first post on my new blog, as some of you know i started blogging again a few weeks ago, however i stopped for a bit to move from blogger to wordpress! i am now self hosted, and with a name change too! so what better for my first post than something as important as my pride look this year. I knew i wanted to do something very special, and i hope i have done that justice! it took a while, so i hope you enjoy this.

Eyebrow Covering and Face Makeup – 
Washable Glue Stick.
MUA Skin Define Hydro Powder.
Freedom Pro Camouflage Full Coverage Concealer.
Freedom Pro Camouflage & correct in Yellow.
Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation In F1.
MUA Skin Define Hydro Powder.

Mask
Purple – NYX Hot Shots Eyeshadow In Ultra Violet.
Blue – Makeup Revolution Pro Regeneration Mischief Mattes Palette –  Indication.
Green – Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette – Hatter.
Yellow – Makeup Revolution Pro Regeneration Mischief Mattes Palette – New Day.
Orange – Makeup Revolution Pro Regeneration Mischief Mattes Palette – Daydream.
Red – Makeup Revolution Pro Regeneration Mischief Mattes Palette And The 120 Palette – Half Time.
A Number of different Pen style Liquid Liners.
Bourjois Liner Pinceau Liquid Liner.
Soap & Glory Thick And Fast Mascara.
Ebay False Eyelashes.

Lips
MUA  Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer In Potent.
Freedom Lip Gloss In Black.

There you go! i hope you enjoy this and i will see you again in the next post.

Cath x

Garnier SkinActive Botanical Balm and Jelly 3 in 1.

Hey, so about two months ago i was in a superdrug when i spotted these new products from Garnier. Im a big fan of Garnier skincare, and i really like the idea of balm or jelly like products so i had to give these a go when i saw them.

The two in the range are the Garnier SkinActive Botanical Balm Soothing Moisturiser Rose Water  £12.99 and the Garnier SkinActive Refreshing Botanical Jelly Aloe Vera £12.99.

First off, these pots are big! They hold 150ml of product, so even though they are not the cheapest thing around, you can find them on offer quite often they last you months, ive been using these every day for at least 2 months and you can see they haven’t gone down much. They contain no parabens, no silicone’s and according to the tub 96% natural origin ingredients (though of course, that could mean anything!).

First up, the Refreshing Botanical Jelly, this one is a clear jelly, its very refreshing and cooling, if you have ever seen the illamasqua hydra veil it feels very much like that! it feels like barely anything on the skin, like theres nothing there. Yet my skin doesnt feel dry or tight, especially right now with the weather like its been lately (highs of 31c in the south east of the UK today) its actually one of the only things i can bare to put on my skin right now. Ive used it as a day and night cream, you can also use it as a mask but it feels a bit odd on my skin, it made my skin tingle weirdly! but as a moisturiser i love it.

The Botanical Balm is what first drew me to the the tubs on the shelf, its not quite that true super thick balm texture its more like a really thick cream. however once on the skin though you know its there, it doesnt feel overly heavy or anything like that. it melts easily and into your skin, leaves very spot feeling skin. This is my night cream, and even if im falling into bed at 3am (shhh) i can reach for this throw it on and im good, and that is so useful! this is also really hydrating just for any other dry patches you may have. again, didnt really like it as a mask but i adore it as a balm/cream.

overall i really like these moisturisers, ive been using them everyday for 2 months and i will continue to do so until i run out and then i will likely buy them again! in fact, i dont really think its much of a question that i will. And i do highly suggest picking these up!

Cath x

 

Bi Pride Inspired Makeup Look.

Hey! so, im cath and welcome to my little place on the internet. I used to blog, a number of years ago and since then i have also tried my hand at youtube in the past as well. Lately, i have really wanted to come back into the world of blogging so well here i am!

My blog will be about makeup & beauty, something i have loved and been passionate about for many many years now. It will also be however about another important topic in my life, mental illness and of course anything else that i feel like talking about really!

So, for my first post i wanted show you a look i did at the weekend, as im sure a lot of you are aware it is currently pride month. Because of this i have been trying to do as many looks based on various pride flags as possible, i have done gender queer and this weekend i did the Bi flag.

The Bi flag means a lot to me as i am bi myself, i didnt come out or even figure out that i was bi myself until last year so this is a look that i knew i wanted to make very special as it has a lot of emotion behind it for me.


I knew i wanted too do something slightly different to what i normally do, i dont generally do this 3 colour blend but wanted to get this colour transition correct. The pink and blue blending into purple is a really important point made on the bi flag.

As a quick side note my side was rather dry and flaky so please forgive that weird texture you can see on the highlight! Its so hot here in the UK right now and my skin is really not liking it.

Below is a list of products i used and how i used them roughly, i hope you like this look!

Eyes –

Bourjois 24H Eye Primer.

Imagic 12 Colour Flash Palette – Used the white cream all over the lid to make the colours stand out, the pink & blue for my brows.

NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick In Amethyst – for the purple on my eyebrows.

Makeup Revolution Single Eyeshadow In Touch Me – Used to set the primer and base.

Makeup Revolution Pro Regeneration trends Mischief Mattes – Used Indication, fearless and underdog for brows and also the blue and pink sections of my crease.

Nyx Hot Singles Eyshadow In Ultra Violet – used for the purple sections of my brow and crease.

Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry and Witchcraft Eyeshadow Palette – used Merlin for the lid colour for the blue section.

Fashionista Single Eyeshadow In Flamboyant – lid colour for the purple section.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette – used gossip for the lid colour for the pink section.

Bourjois Liner Pinceau Liquid Liner.

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.

False eyelashes from ebay.

Face – 

Evio Green Tea Primer.

Freedom Concealer Correcting Pots In Yellow, Liliac and Green.

Max Factor FaceFinity Foundation In Light Ivory.

Obsession Mixer In Whitening.

PopFeel HD Concealer In FB01.

Miss Beauty Pressed Powder In Ivory.

NYX Blusher In Taupe.

Makeup Revolution Matte Blusher In Divine (Discontinued).

Freedom Ghost Lights Highlighter.

Lips –

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic In Ego.

Purple Glitter from Ebay.

There you have it! i hope you enjoyed my first look and post on this blog and hope to see you again soon.

Cath x