Tuesday, 30 December 2014

BENEFIT HIGH BROW

Okay I admit it, I've never really been a fan of Benefit only because I find that it's the quirky packaging you pay for and some of their products get quite bad reviews.  I do prefer quality over packaging any day but this brow product has been recommended for such a long time now so I finally gave in and purchased it.

If you know me, then you'll know I have a slight brow obsession.  I love anything that makes the brows look more defined and perfect.  That's when 'High Brow' comes out to play... I apply this under my brow to give it a more defined and clean look and it only takes a couple of seconds to apply so it's perfect for those early mornings when you're in a rush but still want to look polished.  I find that this only looks good on clean brows (freshly plucked, waxed etc), I tried it when my brows were grown out a little and the product got all clumped in my brow hairs and looked quite naff... on perfectly clean brows it's a perfect little product and I'm glad I finally took the plunge to buy it after so long.  The only way I recommend using it is right under your brow arch, applying it underneath your full brow looks too fake but by applying it just under the arch it gives that perfect 'brow lift' in seconds.

They have the original version and a shimmer version of this pencil but I chose the original which is a matte finish.  I find that shimmer can look a little harsh for during the day but if I did want to have a shimmery brow highlight then I'd still use this but add a shimmery eyeshadow on top to create the shimmery highlighted effect, perfect for night time!

The pink shade is very flattering for most skin tones and doesn't look too harsh, if this was any lighter it would just look ridiculous.
It blends out quite easily, I do recommend blending it out just to get rid of any harsh edges and any tell tale signs that you've applied it.  

Have you tried this product?!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

I'M BACK!

Hola!  I'm back from Mexico and I had an amazing two weeks away with my boyfriend in Cancun.  The weather was brilliant and I got a decent little tan, we stayed at the Riu Cancun and we were all inclusive.  I'd definitely recommend Cancun and this hotel, there's something for everyone and it had a good mix of people (families, couples, young, old etc.).

On the third day we went out in the evening to watch the hotels entertainment, ended up getting a little drunk and I put my clutch bag down for literally 5 seconds and it was gone, my phone and camera were in there as well as some MAC makeup and money.  It was nowhere to be seen, I was gutted!  The next morning my boyfriend went to reception to see if it had been handed in and luckily it had but my camera and iPhone weren't there, I was so devastated!!  I'm still awaiting for the holiday insurance company to get back in touch with me and hopefully I'll get them replaced.  I feel so lost without a phone and I can't take pictures of my work when I do makeup jobs which is a bit shit. 

Other than that, we had an amazing time.  It doesn't even feel like Christmas/December but I'm looking forward to Christmas and then it's my birthday a week later (New Years Eve)... I'll be 25 years old.

I'll be drafting plenty of posts so when I eventually get a camera again I can just post them straight away, hopefully it's within the next couple of weeks.. fingers crossed!  

So that's my little update for you all, hope you're all having a festive season and looking forward to Christmas...

Bye for now...
Becky

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

PRE HOLIDAY PAMPER

I can't believe it's December already (even though I say this every month) ...I won't be posting very much as I'm off to Mexico tomorrow with my boyfriend David and won't be back until 19th December.  I'm really excited to jet away for two weeks in the sunshine, sipping on cocktails and getting a nice tan!  We're staying at the Riu Cancun which is a luxury 5 star resort right in the centre of everything.  I'll be taking my camera and phone to get tonnes of pictures so look out for the post when I get back in two weeks time :)

Moving on, Today was the last day of my 'pre holiday pamper'... who doesn't love a good old pamper before they go on holiday?  There's no need to spend a fortune on spa or salon treatments you can just do it all at home to save some money (for the airport duty free of course).
Monday was 'tint lashes and attempt to wax legs day' - I've never tinted my own lashes before so thought it would be a mess but it actually turned out decent.  A blue/black tint was used and I left the solution on for about 20 minutes then removed and was left with lovely dark lashes.  I then attempted to wax my legs, I watched a YouTube tutorial on how to do it yourself and prepped my legs with talc then let the wax heat up until it was a watery consistency.  I was really looking forward to waxing my own legs and making them very smooth but let me tell you now IT'S PAINFUL!  I have no idea how people can just casually go to a salon and get waxed, is it pain free if someone else does it?  I had three goes and couldn't bare the pain any longer so gave up.  I'll stick to my trusty Venus razor in the future thank you... I think I actually had brow sweat because the pain was that bad but at least I gave it a go 'ey?

Tuesday was 'teeth whitening and gel toes day' - My friend does teeth whitening, I've had them done off her before and was really pleased with the results so decided to get them done again for my jollys.  I first had them done around February and they lasted ages so I know they're definitely worth it.  It takes roughly an hour and you can see the results straight after, she only charges £40 for this and I know people who've paid hundreds at their dentist and their results weren't as good.  Whilst my teeth were getting whitened, she painted my toes with Shellac gel polish in a neon coral shade, perfect for holiday!

Finally, today was 'nails, HD brows and skin prep day' - I can't go on holiday without my nails done so I opted for a set of gel nails with nude Shellac painted on the top in the shade 'silk pyjamas'.  I got my brows HD'd from a girl who lives in my hometown and she's amazing at them, I wouldn't go anywhere else for my HD's, she also done my nails for me.  Lastly I had a nice warm bubble bath, shaved my legs (after failing the wax method), exfoliated my full body and washed my hair then relaxed for the rest of the evening waiting to be picked up at 3am to travel to Manchester airport.




So that was my little pamper for the week....I'll get back to blogging when I'm back from Mexico... bye for now!


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