Something different. I am starting Weight Watchers!

Hi guys, 

So I know this is a makeup blog, and normal service will resume, but I feel the need to let you know what’s going on in my life.

So, you may not know, I get married in October and I am super stoked! I have picked my dress and it is nothing like what I had envisioned. My dress is a size 22 which sucks. I know wedding dresses run small but wah! 

I was 18 stone January 2016 and I worked hard at the gym and calorie counted, by June 2016 I was 16st. I also lost my job and couldn’t afford the gym. Luckily I got a new job very soon after, that I am so happy in, however it is 40mins away from home and I do shift work; soon after the gym quickly fell by the wayside. 

So I put on a stone from June to January 2017, which wasn’t bad going, but I wasn’t happy. I started 5:2 in January 2017 and lost the stone I gained, but my mojo is gone. I can’t do it anymore. 

I have tried slimming world in the past and I have lost weight, but I’ve never stuck to it enough to loose any significant amount of weight. The reason I never really did was that as much as they preached unlimited this and that, the stipulations and restrictions on bread and cheese just kill it for me. 

So queue Weight Watchers. I have had a really skewed view of this company for a long time. I did their old school points plan when I was at school, and an apple and a cheap packet of crisps used to have the same points value. Where is the education there? I am overjoyed to learn that the new Smart Points plan moves away from a purely calorie restrictive diet, and has started to make members accountable for the sugar and fat they eat. 

I have been allocated 37 smart points a day, which I feel will be plenty, as most fruit and veg are 0pts! Also I can have a sandwich with proper bread for like 5pts which blows my mind! 

I’m also allocated 42 weekly points which can be used on top of the 37 daily points. These can be used all in one go or spread across the week, as there is none of this carrying points over nonsense. 

I have been shopping today and stocked up on lots of low point protein and snacks. Also I’ve bought loads of fruit. I’m hoping for an ok loss for my first week, 2lbs would be amazing, but I’m happy with 1lb. 

Please let me know if you’re interested in these types of post, if so I will keep you updated! 


I bought a fake Colourpop lipstick so you don’t have to!

Hey guys, 

So this is something different. I was buying some bits on eBay and saw a listing for Colorpop Matte Liquid Lipsticks, they said they were genuine and that they were a U.K. Seller, but because I know fakes exist, I knew this one was fake as it was £1.89. 

It wasn’t from a U.K. Seller, firstly, it came from Hong Kong and took nearly 2 months to arrive. When it did finally arrive yesterday, it came looking like this.

It was battered! And I don’t know if all the colours have a bright red cardboard cap, but what I ordered was not a bright red lipstick! When I tried to open the box firstly the little tag broke into like 3 bits and the tube was stuffed in so tight, that I had to open the other end and push it out. 

Once it was out, it looked really good, apart from the side of the bottle, where the screw in is, is chipped. Not good for a brand new product really. 

The applicator was nothing to write home about, it was a standard doe foot and picked up the product as well as any other. It was fuzzy and full which I don’t personally mind from a real product! 

As you can see, the colour isn’t anything to shout about. It’s dark pink. It smelt like play doh and honestly, I’m not down for that. I love the play doh smell, but not on my lips. 

This is how it looked after one layer, and after maybe 20secs, my lips were tingling and I began to freak out. My lips also seemed to swell a tiny bit which didn’t help with the freak out. After one layer you can see the colour has next to no pigment, and doesn’t show on my lips. It also took a long time to dry and was very tacky to the touch which I personally found annoying. It didn’t sit awfully on my lips, and it didn’t feel mega drying, but it wasn’t as good as legit Liquid lipsticks I own. 

This is two coats and honestly, look at it. It’s rubbish! My wholehearted suggestion is buy some liquid lipsticks from Superdrug for a couple of pound, you’ll get better results and know what the hell is on your lips.
So guys, please, if it looks too good to be true, it is! 

If you liked this please leave a comment below! 

Everyday Makeup Routine

Hi team! 

Something different today, so I woke up bright eyed, bushy tailed and ready to slay at 5:30am. What is life? I also locked myself out of my house this morning for 15 mins. Again, what is life? 

I thought I’d show you my daily makeup routine for work. 

So I start by clensing my face with my favourite Garnier Skin Active Micellar Water for Sensitive Skin. I have noticed such a difference in the texture of my skin since using this, it literally takes every inch of makeup and grime from my face, so y’know, it’s a winner. 

After my face has dried completely from the micellar water it’s time to prime for me. This is a new one for me, it’s the W7 Prime Magic 

Camera Ready Primer. I will write a full review of this once I’ve given it a fair chance. My foundation lasts so much longer with a primer, so for me it is a must! 

So next we have base. I am currently using Wet and Wild Photofocus Foundation in Porcelain. I have been using this little buffing brush to blend my foundation in. I got it from eBay for a pound! I have seen the same one on Amazon for 49p. Bargain! 

I use Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light under my eyes and around my nose, also any spots that just need an extra bit of help.

So base is down, we’re blended next is colour. I was sent this ELF Pink Lemonade Highlight in my makeup swap with angelinabbdoll, and it is so good for a cream blush. You don’t need a lot, but it gives a gorgeous rosey glow. It also smells of lemonade #revalation. I use this Benefit Hoola Bronzer which I got in a miniatures set to sculpt out some cheek bones, and warm up my face. I have been using this ELF Shimmer Powder as a subtle highlight and I’m honestly in love, I highlight both cheeks, my nose both tip and bridge and my forehead. I will shine bright like a diamond. 

Once I’m at this point, I will do my eyebrows, which I forgot to photograph. I am still using the Makeup Revolution Arch and Shape Brow Pencil. I just follow the natural shape of my brows and fill in any sparse areas. I do this first to just avoid mess. Next is shadow, I use my I Heart Makeup Unicorn Love Palette as it has lots of lovely warm transitional colours and gorgeous shimmers which I find very versatile. Eyeliner is Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner in Carbon Black. It is just the best eyeliner I have ever used. Flicks made a breeze. I use MUA Amplify Statement Lash Mascara as honestly, it’s amazing. My lashes look so long and thick, their isn’t much more you can ask of a £3 mascara! 

Lastly is lippy, today was NYX Liquid Lingere in Exotic. I was quite heavy handed today, coz it came out quite dark, like my soul. 

I really hope you’ve enjoyed my daily makeup routine, let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this. 

Wet and Wild Liquid Catsuit in Pink Really Hard Review

Hi team! 

Hope everyone’s week has gone well! Again it’s been hectic at work, so I think Tuesday and Sunday will become my new posting days. 

Today I will reviewing Wet and Wild Liquid Catsuit in Pink Really Hard from my make up swap with Angelinabbdoll on instagram. 
Firstly, the packaging is super sturdy, I would have no worries throwing this in the bottom of my bag after application. It has a Hard plastic casing, and a sturdy black plastic lid which has a great twist in locking mechanism, so no guessing if you’ve closed it fully which is great for me since on my early shifts, I do my makeup in the car haha. 

The applicator is a standard Doefoot applicator, and as you can see below, holds a fair amount of product which will do your top lip in one, and your bottom lip in two(if you have a big bottom lip like me) 

The colour is what it says on the tin Pink Really Hard this is the perfect springtime Pink for yellow undertones like me, because it is undoubtedly baby Pink, but has more of a brownie salmon hue then fushia which I think compliments my skin tone nicely. Put on in one layer, and this Liquid lipstick gives a beautiful nudey pink colour that compliments a spring look.

Contrary to that picture, it does actually have a very thin consistency. The consistency helps with the staying power in my mind, because you only truly need one layer and you’re covered. This is a buildable colour so if you wait for later one to dry you can build up a more vibrant look. 

I really hope you’ve enjoyed this review, please leave a comment below if you did! 

Wet and Wild Photo Focus Foundation Review!

Hi team! 

Thank you for you patience with me! I have had a hectic couple of weeks and haven’t had time to contemplate blogging, so I am very sorry! 

So I a makeup swap with my girl @angelinabbdoll on instagram, and one of the items I requested when she asked was the Wet and Wild Photofocus Foundation in Porcelain. 

Everyone and their mum has tried this Foundation and loved it, so my hopes were sky high. I’ve not been disappointed! 

So the packaging comes in a heavy glass bottle which gives this foundation an expensive feel, which is pretty awesome as it costs like $7 in the US. It has a spatula applicator, which I don’t hate, but I would prefer a pump, because this is a very thin consistency Foundation and sometimes you don’t need as much as what you get. 

Colour wise, I have not found a better match yet. I am pale AF as we all know, and this gives me a great match without making me look like a ghost! The foundation is a medium to high coverage, and is buildable, when it goes on my face, it just makes the skin look alive. 

I also need to give this Foundation its dues, in that it doesn’t need a powder to put other powder products on your face such as bronzer, but a setting powder does help the staying power. 

My only gripe, and it’s minor considering the rest of its great attributes, is that after 5 or 6 hours it sticks to some of my dryer patches on my jawline and left cheek. But I work in an air conditioned office for 9hrs a day. So its to be expected, it doesn’t break down on my T-zone area which can get greasy, so I’d call it a win. 

I know it’s a pain that Wet and Wild is not readily available in the UK. This foundation can be purchased on both Amazon and EBay. 

If you enjoyed this review, please leave a comment below!