4th February 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

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Not 110% sure you can class a bubble as an object?

This is yet another iPhone photograph accidentally taken when the inner child in me bought and was playing with a giant bubble blower in my garden last summer.

Rhiannon x

31st January 2014

The Best Of: Sleek Makeup

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* I accidentally stood on my storm eyeshadow palette and smashed the mirror so I don’t use it anymore *

Sleek is one of my favourite budget brands and when i say budget I mean it! For me Sleek tick all the boxes, cheap, amazingly high quality products with a fantastic range, you really do get every pennies worth with Sleek.

Currently the brand is only available in Superdrug in the UK, however if your like me and your local superdrug doesn’t stock sleek you can order it online.

The Hits:

Blush by 3 – Sleek have released palettes with three of there intensely pigmented blushes in, a mixture of matte and shimmery shade that can be layered to create a unique finish and colour. A little really does go a long way with these blushes, I had to master the art of a light hand for these. Sleek also have single blushes which are available in a massive shade range and similarly are just as intensely pigmented as the blush by three.

Contour kit – This is probably the product that Sleek are most famous for, it took me months and months to get my hands on it as it was constantly sold out in light. It comes with a matte bronzer and a peach toned highlighter. Again the bronzer in this is highly pigmented and a little goes a long way so you have to be careful not to cake it on, starting with a really light hand and building it up to the intensity you want is the best way to use this product. The bronzer is a perfect not to orange not to brown shade for contouring.

Pout Polish – For me pout polishes are ideal for a lazy day where your in a hurry and need a quick, fuss free wash of colour on the lips. They come in a massive shade range, are light on the lips and not drying at all. However saying that they aren’t moisturising at all, these are not lip balms so if you have dry lips I’d stay away from these because they can cling to any dry patches. The smell/ taste of these also are horrendous, for me anyway, its a vanilla scent which I know many people love, it’s just not for me.

Eyeshadow Palette – Sleek eyeshadow palettes are perfect for someone starting out with makeup, they have a massive colour range, you can stick neutral palette au naturale or theres brighter coloured palettes if your wanting to try out a bit of colour (I’m still not quite that brave). The pigment of these eyeshadows, along with the rest of Sleeks products, are fantastic and they can also be used wet and dry to create an even intense colour.

True colour lipstick – These lipsticks apply very smoothly and with a slight shine, so they are never drying, apparently even the matte ones. I’ve never tried a matte lipstick from them myself but I have read reviews claiming they still aren’t drying and apply with a slight sheen. They have a variety of colours to choose from and most shades are versatile and would work on most skin tones.

What do you think of Sleek? Is there any other good products i should check out?

Rhiannon x

29th January 2014

Haul: Revlon Matte Balm

 

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Surprise surprise i give in. Yet again. This is another hyped up product I caved in and couldn’t resist buying when I found it in boots. After reading thousands and thousands of good reviews as soon as they were released and I found them I picked one up to try out. I picked sultry surfureuse which looked like the most wearable colour for day to day, most of them were bright and any other ones that caught my eye were sold out and i just couldn’t wait until they were back in stock.

I don’t usually get on with matte lip products I find them to cakey and difficult to wear purely because if you ever need to reapply you need to take off all the existing product and start from scratch and when your out for the day this can be very difficult/annoying. I was hoping that because this is a technically a balm product that it might be a little bit less cakey and a bit more moisturising.

So far this lipstick has lived up to my expectations, it has the same mint taste/smell that the original revlon balm stains have that personally I really liked. I wore it for a full day a few days ago and when it wore off it wore off nicely like a stain and not patchy.

Have you tried out the revlon matte balms? What do you think of them?

Rhiannon x

28th January 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

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This was taken using my iPhone on a walk a few weeks ago, as we walked round the tarn we spotted this fantastic tree.

Rhiannon x