Poptartsandsex Friday, 25 September 2015
Poptartsandsex Wednesday, 16 September 2015
It's crazy to think that in just under 3 weeks I'll be turning 24. It makes me feel so old! As usual, like I do every single year, I have put together a teeny tiny list of things I am loving at the moment. These are things that I'd love to receive as presents or things I intend on buying in this next month with my birthday money and hard earned cash. I'm really loving all of the things on this list, especially the Adidas Superstars and the over the knee chunky boots. AH so funky!
Poptartsandsex Friday, 4 September 2015
This week's video is a August/September favourites video, where I recall all my fave beauty products and other general stuff I'm loving at the moment.
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Poptartsandsex Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Real talk, I bought this because...LOOK AT THAT PACKAGING. It's too cute. It's so fancy, I feel so fancy. It's just too much for me.
Bourjois Poudre de Riz de Java is a loose face powder that is a reinvention of one of their most popular products from 1879. The original Bourjois Java Rice Powder was designed to lighten the skin and leave it smooth and super silky-soft. It was insanely popular all over the world and in 1897 they sold around 2 million boxes worldwide.
Now we all know, I really love the packaging. It has the same label that was used back in 1897, which I love. It feels like a true classic. The product promises to “light up and smooth the complexion in one step”. It has a light texture and it smells absolutely gorgeous. It has a rose scent which is rare in a setting powder, usually they tend to be scentless. The formula seems to be a bit sparkly when it's in the pot, but on the face you can't really see any sparkle.
This powder definitely does brighten my skin. It's got quite a semi-matte finish that feels light and airy on the skin. It also keeps my foundation in place extremely well so I have started to use it as my go-to setting powder. I really do like this product but have read that it is unfortunately a limited edition for Bourjois' 150th Anniversary, which is sort of annoying because I do not ever want to part with this power. I suppose I'm going to have to buy loads of pots and keep them stored away so I can use it forever - maybe.
Poptartsandsex Monday, 17 August 2015
NYX have quickly become one of those brands that I have become absolutely obsessed with. Watching their makeup challenges over the last few weeks - especially Mykie's - Glam&Gore - videos (LOVE HER), it's so great to see how their products can be used and just shows how versatile makeup products can be. Recently I've been loving NYX's Wonder Stick, which is a highlight and contour stick for your face and body.
This is one of those products that I have been telling everybody about. Anyone who will listen. The other night I kept whipping my Wonder Stick out and giving everyone little makeovers. That's how much I love this product.
NYX's Wonder Stick is an all in one highlighting and contouring device. One side is the contouring product and the other is a hightlighter. It comes in four shades, neutral - which is a universal shade, light, medium and deep - I used the medium shade as I wanted something that would show up on both my pale skin and when I use fake tan. The shades do seem to run a little on the light side, so I am glad that I went for medium over light or neutral.
This product is so, so easy to use. There's even a diagram on the outer box packaging that shows you how to use it. Basically you just draw on your face with the contouring stick - so where ever you want cheek bones or shadows, you just draw them on. Then use a brush to blend it all in. Same for the highlighter! It really is that simple, and it really is that effective. The only thing that you really need to know, is how to blend your makeup correctly.
I loved the contouring stick, it is literally my favourite thing of all time (makeup wise). The texture is so light, the shade matches so well and it's buildable as well, which means I can make certain parts of my face darker if I want to. The highlighter isn't as fantastic but I've still been using it. My main issue with it is the way it feels on my face. It's kind of heavy and a bit sticky. Not only that but the colour isn't that much lighter than my actual skintone, so sometimes it just doesn't show up on my face. It's a bit of a weird one.
Over all I'm going to give this a big thumbs up, if only for the absolutely brilliant contour side. I have become obsessed with contouring now that I have something that actually works brilliantly. It completely changes your face and I just love tricking people into believing that I actually have cheekbones. It's a great product to use if you are just getting started with contouring and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a convenient and cheap all in one contour product.
I cannot express enough the love that I have for NYX, everything I have bought from them recently has just been incredible. They've really stepped their game up.
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Poptartsandsex Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Poptartsandsex Tuesday, 11 August 2015
I am super super super aware that the quality and exposure of this video changes a few minutes in, and I am aware of how annoying it is. The video started off absolutely fine and then my camera settings seemed to of changed mid-film and I didn't notice until editing. I've tried the best I could with the footage I've got and hope that you still find it watchable. No idea whatsoever what happened here.
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