Concealer palettes seem to be a new trend in the beauty world, with brands from high-end to high-street releasing their own collection of colours. Budget brands such as Kiko, MUA, Sleek and Make-up Revolution have all released their own version of the colour correction palette, and now it's Freedom's turn. A brand created by the people who also started everyone's favourite dupe-giver, Make-Up Revolution, Freedom aims at making professional products affordable to everyday guys and gals, and they've sure created a winner with this concealer kit!
Since the blogging world has considerably expanded in the past couple of years, a number of stereotypes have popped up with it. Although not desirable, it only seems in natural line with the way humans think and process information; the blogosphere becomes more prominent in people's lives so stereotypes are designed in order to help people categorise this new field. Unfortunately, being stuck in these stereotype boxes can cause many issues and frustrations, and once the category has been created, it is quite difficult to break that mould which has been set by others. Since London Beauty Queen created the successful 30 Plus Blog Collective, the issue of age stereotypes has become an issue which I have been thinking a lot about. Why do they exist? What can we do about them? How are these stereotypes validated?
In the past year, my skin has been fairly troublesome, causing me frustration and grief along the way. I suffer from really dry patches, meaning my make-up never sits right, my face can often look flaky, and I struggle to actually find skincare that can provide me with a real, long-term solution to the dryness. Having trialled this Aproderm moisturiser for a couple of weeks, I have actually seen an improvement in the condition of my skin. Could this be the solution we've been waiting for?
Although many picture students as party animals who waste their student loan away on vodka, night-clubs and takeaways, for many, this image is so far from the truth. Being at university can be a testing time in many ways; educationally, emotionally and financially. While I've already given advice on how to get through your first year, students will know that hardships of any sort do not end when you move out of halls and fly the campus nest. This post will hopefully help give a little advice on how to make the most of your student loan, and little ways you can save yourself some dosh. I've been there and done that, so here is what I have learnt along the way.
We always want what we don't have. Since I can remember, I've always wanted to switch my lifeless, thin, straight hair for thick, voluminous waves. Luckily, there are products on the beauty markets that can help your hair situation, whether they are frizz-tamers, straighteners, or volume-adding formulas...there is something for just about everyone. Fat Hair is a range that's been available in the UK for a couple of years now, and their volumising hair range seems to have had a makeover. Naturally, I put it to the test!
Blogging has become quite a competitive business recently. No-one can deny the power the blogosphere holds over industries and markets, and the influence blogs hold over their audience. I always go straight to blogs when researching a product I want to buy, as you are guaranteed a personal, honest opinion. People rely on blogs, but what about those behind the blogs? Blogging is a huge passion of mine; it keeps my brain ticking over when I have spare time, allows me to develop new hobbies and interests, you can meet so many amazing people and provides a fantastic creative outlet. In the broader sense, I love blogging. But when it comes to creating content all the time, sometimes inspiration can wear a bit thin.
Moving house can be pricey. You see new opportunities to design your home exactly how you like it, and with this comes the need for purchasing new furniture, bedding and bits and bobs to make your place extra cosy. Next week I will be moving into a brand new house which has a lot more space than the last, meaning that not only do I have room to store all my make-up (YEY), but I need to think about how I want my room to look. Being fresh out of uni and laden with debts, it's essential for me to build up my home on a budget. Whether you're preparing to move into uni halls, are in the same position as me, or just want to decorate your home with some wonderful bargains, here are my top places to buy budget homeware.
For the past 5 or so years, I've wasted so much time simply through having to draw my eyebrows on from scratch. Suffering from hair loss, having no natural shape to guide you makes drawing on those caterpillars (and getting them even) incredibly time-consuming and frustrating. I've always wished for a way to make it that little bit easier and faster, so when I saw these eyebrow stencils from budget brand W7, I thought this may be the answer to my prayers. In theory, this is a hair loss sufferer's dream product, but when put to the test, are these stencils more of a hindrance than a help?
It all may seem fun; being drenched in the summer sun whilst you holiday, participate in outdoor sports or go about general activities underneath those rays. But alongside the potential for tan, glorious warmth and bright light, the sun also emits harmful UV rays which put you at risk of injuries, sunburn and, in the long term, certain skin cancers. Whacking on some sun cream might seem like enough, but do you really know when you should be re-applying and how often? Staying safe is key to enjoying your summer, and these SmartSun wristbands are a great way of minimising risk while you go about your holiday.
Everyone wants to look their best, and with summertime meaning holidays and skimpier clothing, many of us are adopting healthy eating plans in order to shed a few pounds, tone up and feel that bit better within ourselves. Whether you want to lose weight or not, making your diet a little healthier has no downsides, so this Macro Recipe Cook Book can really be used by anyone, for anything! What makes this recipe collection stand out is its affiliation with dieting app, MyFitnessPal, and industry giant, WeightWatchers, making it a fantastic kitchen staple for anyone who uses these programs.
Hair loss can effect your confidence in every way imaginable. You often think the worst of yourself, lose all hope and become paranoid about your appearance, causing a seemingly endless cycle of stress. Whether you have lost your hair through treatments, stress, alopecia, trichotillomania or another mean, it has often been said that there is little, if anything, that you can do to help the hairs grow through faster. It has always been a case of simply waiting for the hair to grow back in its own time. However, this is not necessarily the case. There are steps that you can take to help boost hair growth and strength, and RapidLash is a step I never hesitate to recommend.
It seems to be the story of my life at the moment; dreaming about all the things I could treat myself to...if I had money. I wander around the counters of Boots and Debenhams swooning over new launches, tried classics and pretty packaging, wishing they were on my dressing table, yet leaving with nothing but yearning for some extra cash to splash out on some high-end treats with. There are a few products which I have been eyeing up for a while now, so I thought I'd compile a quick post of all those beauty goodies that I've been daydreaming about. Maybe one day....*sigh*
Having had a massive make-up clear out recently, my heavy-handedness with the chucking-out left me with no red lipsticks. So, as a little graduation present to myself, I indulged in a shiny, luxurious MAC lipstick...which left me incredibly underwhelmed (you can read the full post here). Feeling a tad spontaneous on my lunch-break one day, I ventured into Churchill Square and stumbled into the newly opened KIKO store. After trying a couple of shades, I left the store with this gorgeous trio, and you know what? The colours, packaging and quality all surpass the infamous bloggers' favourite, MAC.
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