Saturday, 27 June 2015


Today I thought I would quickly tell you what products I used for my makeup!

I applied the CoverFx Illuminating Primer first with clean finger tips, as I was letting that sink in, I used E.L.F's Eyebrow Kit in "light" to slightly fill in my eyebrows. Next was eyeshadow! For the crease and outer v, I used a mixture of matte brown shades from Paula's Choice The Nude Matte's palette and the beautiful shimmery shade on my inner kid is In The Spotlight by MakeupGeek. My foundation is the CoverFx Custom CoverDrops in N10 mixed with Atom's Moraccan Argan Oil and I used a tiny dust of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Etheral Light to set the foundation! On my cheeks is Milani's Baked Blush in Luminoso (I wear this almost every day!!!) and for highlight, of course, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone. I finished with mascara which was the Better Than Sex from Too Faced and the Opaque Rouge Lipstick from Hourglass in the shade "Canvas Rouge"

And that's it! If you have any products you think I would enjoy definitely let me know!

As always, thank you for reading! XO

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Review: CoverFX Custom Cover Drops

Hello friends! A very long and overdue review is about these CoverFX Custom Cover Drops - I've been using them for a few months now and they've become an every day product for me, depending what I'm doing or what type of look I'm wanting, I use a few different products with these so I'll be sharing those too!

If you're new to this product, it's basically a pigment that you can mix with other products to create and customize your foundation and the coverage you want. It comes in so many different shades from light to dark with three different undertones (pink, neutral and golden.) You can mix this with moisturizers, primers or even other foundations that don't match you to make a better match.

I use the shade N10 because it's the lightest they offer and I find it matches better than any other foundation I use - I'm super, duper pale! 

It's suppose to be 1 drop equals to sheer coverage and up to 4 drops equals full coverage which I don't really like. as with the dropper I can't really tell how much I'm using or how much has come out but I work with it. I don't use this on it's own and although I've read others have, it definitely doesn't work for me especially with my dry skin so I'll share what I've been using it with!

I love this Coverall Cream Foundation by Wet 'N' Wild - it's super affordable and I love the finish I get with it however it's just a tad too dark for my skin so I mix a couple of drops in with this to change the shade or when I want a really full coverage look as it doesn't dry matte or ruin the finish of the original foundation! I think that's one of the best parts of the drops, you can basically make any of your foundation match you!

I picked up this Illuminating Primer from CoverFX at the same time I purchased the Cover Drops and I love it! It makes my skin look so glowy and healthy with zero shimmer. I don't mix the drops directly with this primer like I know you're suppose to - I apply them over the top of the primer as I find it works and lasts better that way on me! I use 1 drop and this if I'm wanting a fresh look for work!

A newer product I've been loving to mix in with the drops is this Atom - Moroccan Argan Oil that I recently received in my Vegan Beauty Box! These two used over the top of the Illuminating Primer is fresh/glowy skin heaven! You can use whatever type of oil you prefer, I've just been reaching for this for the past week and a half!

Similar to the other primer, I use this underneath the drops just like a regular foundation! I didn't enjoy this mixed together as it made my skin incredibly dry and flaky for some reason!
This would be perfect for those who want a matte finish!

And that's my opinion on the drops and the few products I use with them! The only negative I really have are, like I said, the dropper itself not disbursing the same amount of product each time and I would love even more shades! I still am testing this out as I try new products with it but using the oil or mixed with the Wet 'N' Wild foundation are my favourite ways so far!

As always, thank you for reading! XO

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Review: Osea Malibu - Sea Vitamin Boost

Hi friends! I'm going to start writing more individual product reviews and here's the first one: Osea Malibu -  Sea Mineral Boost. 
This is a refreshing spray that is to help hydrate and soothe dry skin, I've been using it after cleansing in the morning and evening as well as whenever my skin needs a nice mist! I've used it over my liquid foundation and powder products, which has helped lock them in and doesn't make them seperate!

It has a mix of Wild Gigartina Algae, Red Wine Extract and Pomengranate and has been working so well with my skin, it looks visibly smoother and more even and feels so nice to touch. It really gives a healthy glow like it describes and I noticed results straight away.

The only tiny con I have about this is the smell, when I first started using it, it was incredibly overpowering - I think it might be the mix of fruit and wine extract however the smell lasts about 10 seconds and it's gone! I don't even notice it now that I've been using it regularly.

This would be great if you have dry or sun damaged skin, want to even out your skin tone or just have a cooling mist throughout the day.

Osea is a brand I've seen a lot of on the internet and decided I wanted to try them out - they're a vegan skin and body care brand with a range of products suited for so manydifferent skin types and I'm keen to try even more!

As always, thank you for reading! XO

Monday, 8 June 2015

Swatches: Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Hello lovely friends! I'm here with a few quick swatches of these eyeshadows that I am in love with! I've always been a massive fan of the regular Makeup Geek eyeshadows (swatch fest here!) and I have a few of their blushes too so after months and months of deciding whether I was going to get them - I finally did and I am so glad I did! These swatches don't even give them justice at all! 

Each eyeshadow is $10!

Whimiscal *NOT VEGAN*, this unfortunately was a wrong purchase by me! I didn't realize it had carmine in it until I started writing this post and double checked the list. The other non-vegan shades in the foiled eyeshadow range are - Center Stage,  Caitlin Rose, Daydreamer, High Wire, and Masquerade.

Starry Eyed - A light champagne shade - beautiful for every day wear.

Magic Act - A light gold that is still super wearable and pretty! 

In The Spot Light - A soft peachy pink - I LOOOOOVE this.

Grandstand - A medium rose gold, this is so soft and buttery and BEAUTIFUL.

Flamethrower - A bright warm copper - this is intense and I don't know if I'll ever be able to pull it off but I'm content with just staring at it.

Showtime - A rusty warm brown - incredible pigmentation.

As I said, these swatches don't even let you see the true colours or the beautiful shimmer of the foiled finish, they are so creamy and soft and incredibly pigmented. I've never had eyeshadows anything like this before so I can't wait to use them properly!

As always, thank you for reading! XO

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Unboxing: The Vegan Beauty Box - Winter Edition 2015

Hello friends! After trying and loving this subscription service, I couldn't wait for this season's beauty box! The Vegan Box comes with 5 to 8 beauty products that are either full size, travel size or samples for you to try out and this box looks like a winner already! Last time, I discovered two of my now absolute favourite products/brands so let's get into this one!

The first thing I saw was this Ghassoul Clay Mask from Atom ($4.00) - I am a sucker for a good mask especially one described to remove blackheads and minimize your pores - I haven't tried anything from this brand either before so I'm excited!

Another product from Atom is this super cute little guy! The Pure Moroccan Argan Oil ($25.00) - a multi-action, multi-purpose oil that can be used for hair, skin and nails. Yesterday, I used this straight away mixed in my foundation and I loved how glowy it made my skin!

A product that is perfect for the weather right now is this Pucker Up Lip Scrub by Perk ($15.00) - I have been getting extremely dry, flaky lips from the harsh wind and cold weather here at the moment so it's a great time to test this one out and hopefully love it! 

Sugar Venom EcoCosmetics Mineral Lip Gloss ($27.99) - another brand that I haven't seen before which makes me excited! This is chemical-free and palm oil free and would be great to use after the lip scrub! The lip gloss itself seems very pigmented and thick which is a plus!

Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in "Bandit" ($13.00) - this is a brand I already know and enjoy so I'm glad to have another shade to add to my makeup collection!

This little baby is a perfume sample from ime in the scent "elegant" - which is described as q friendly and romantic blend of sweet florals with a touch of gentle spice and warm wood. I love finding new vegan perfume brands because I definitely struggle with that the most!

Tula Natural Organic Facial Serum ($12.00) - this has Evening Primrose, Rosehip and Apricot Kernel oil mixed together to help nourish your complexion and leave the skin glowing!

And that's all of them! This month I think it's all about keeping your skin and lips hydrated and smooth through the cold weather! I'm super excited about the majority of the products however I would have liked to see maybe a different type of mask as there was a clay mask in the previous box (although I absolutely love it and have purchased it for myself!) and something instead of the facial serum as we also got an oil but that's definitely down to personal preference!

This would be an amazing box for people that are building up their beauty collection or if you're like me, wanting to try out new things!

I'm so happy with The Vegan Box and I'll be repurchasing again, I'm going to try the food box as well this month!

As always, thank you for reading! XO