beauty, eyeshadow, Makeup, Uncategorized

Makeup Revolution Mini Haul Review

Hey everyone!!

So, I said a while back that I made a Makeup Revolution order.  I gave a few of the products away (because i’m nice like that) and kept the rest to play with and try a out few different looks.  I never really use colour so this was good start.

all together

First impressions? WOW! All this for £25! I wanted cheap and cheerful so my expectations weren’t that high, but a few swatches later and i’m totally hooked.  These products are great quality.

hightlighter and lipstick

The lipstick colour is beautiful on and very comfortable to wear. You will be topping it up throughout the day but for £1, there’s no big complaints here. I will emit that I do not reach for this highlight often. That’s mainly because Casper looks tan beside me. There is a nice shimmer to this and does what its suppose too.

 

choas

When I first opened this palette, it was a bit bright and scary. Apart from a neon party or festival, when am I ever gonna wear these? After swatching thought it didn’t seem so bad. As you can see some are more pigmented than others but all round this is a nice wee palette to have.  Also, the rounder colours can go on a bit chalky.  It’s usually £6 and I don’t think it’s something I would have usually brought but it came free with my order. Free is always a good price.

fix pro

This fixing spray was recommended to me by so many people. Keeping the bottle at arms length, just a few sprays over your face and your makeup stays in place all day.  It was £5 and I’ve had it for 6 months and still have around half the bottle left. Great value!

I have since found a fixing spray I love more than this (from Avon believe it or not) so I wanted to try something out.  I broke up half of a powder highlighter i never use (from MUA) and added it to this.  Now when I want to look metallic (you can never have enough highlighter in my opinion) I give myself a spray of this and shine brighter than a unicorns fart :-).

thumbnail_Collage 2016-07-10 22_12_33Saving the best till last!! I love this palette, the colours are so pretty (look at copper dream <3), the shimmers are gorgeous under light and everything is wearable!  Blending wise, there are more blend-able palette in the world but that’s not saying using this is hard.  I also suggest using a damp brush to apply as it really brings out the sparkle in some of the colours.  At £8, this cost the most out of all the products.  I would gladly pay double if I needed too as it just so beautiful.

If you want great makeup with a great price tag, I strongly suggest Makeup Revolution. From what I have used so far, I can honestly say I haven’t came across a dud product.  If your only starting out in the world of makeup then this is a great inexpensive way to try out different ideas.

Nobody’s perfect…and that’s okay! 🙂 xxx

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anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Uncategorized

Bit of a change of plan…

Originally this was just going to be a beauty blog.  Makeup has become such a great outlet for me so it made sense.  I have training as a makeup artist and love watching you-tube tutorials and looking at pictures on Instagram…

But truth be told I am sick, and its not just psychically.  No matter how many times I pick myself up and dust myself off, I fall again…at this moment I’ve fallen harder than I have in years.

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Just like some of you who are reading this, I suffer from depression and anxiety.  This is something I am not very open about and not a lot of people know about.  I grew up in a place where this subject was brushed under the carpet.  It was never discussed.  There is such a horrible stigma around mental health, something that definitely needs to change.

At this moment I don’t know what I’m going to do next. I have no place in society and no real purpose.  I’ve tried many times to push myself, talk to people and gain some friends though most people who have ever been close to me have left.  So i’m coming to terms with the fact that I’ll be on my own a lot.

I’m not looking for attention.  I am not looking for sympathy.  I don’t want an out-pour of compliments and I don’t want people to feel sorry for me.

But, I do need an outlet.  The only thing that is keeping me going is my two kids and husband.  I have to try and fight this for them.  My kids did not ask to be born, it’s not far if they are not raised right due to me giving up.  My husband has taken everything I have thrown at him, and that’s been ALOT of crap.  He’s never left me. His been the only one that’s never judged and has accepted me for me.  I love the bones of the three of them.

(Don’t get me wrong, I get along with my immediate family too but they don’t know this side of me).

People say you can’t love someone unless you love yourself.  I call bullshit on that.

Anyway, I don’t have a plan yeat.  I would love to make you-tube videos but I also know that I couldn’t take negative comments at the moment.  I still hope to write beauty reviews, maybe upload a few looks but taking things day by day is probably the logical choice.

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In the meantime if anybody is reading this and has a question or if you can relate and want to talk/vent/rant/ whatever, my email is:  g.griffin103@gmail.com.