Sunday, 26 April 2015

Drugstore Haul

3 for 2 sales. Need i say more?

L'oreal Miss Manga Mascara: I love a voluming mascara for evening and decided to give this a whack, i haven't tried it yet but I'm sure it'll pop up in a favourites if i do!

Rimmel Extra 3D Lash Mascara: I heard Lily Pebbles mention this and i had to try, lengthening mascaras are defiantly a must for me. I found this has quickly become my favourite bottom lash mascara as well!

L'oreal Infallible 24 Hour Foundation: I wanted to be different and try this one out. Big mistake, it separates so bad on my skin and honestly, i hate everything about it and i will be trying the matte version.

Essence Lip Liner 05: After Casey Holmes mentioned a Kat Von D Lolita dupe with this liner i had to get my hands on it, paired with Nyx Matte Lip Cream in London. It's so creamy and i love it.

Essence Lip Liner 08: I just needed a basic red liner and this does the job and for £1 as well. Whats not to love?

Sleek Blush By 3 Pink Lemonade: I'm on a bit of a blush hype at the moment. These blushes are beautiful and pigmented and if they had a coral blush by 3, i'll be even more in love.

Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Grey: I'm trying to get more into cool tones and i thought this palette was a little push. Amazing quality for the price, only downside wish they had a couple of mattes in there.

So thats what I've picked up lately from the drugstore and i must say i'm really loving Boots and Superdrug at the moment.
I have a high end haul coming up for you that includes a couple of things from Sephora so stay tuned for that!

What else should i try from the drugstore?
Lemme know, Summa x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

5 Things I'd Tell My Younger Self

Firstly i'd like to apologise for the awful picture quality and the fact i still wear my hair like that.

As i was going through my photos trying to select some for this post i went through more than 5 tips i'd give myself. First starting with those 3D glasses with the lens popped out.

1: Be yourself: Yes, you've heard it all before and i know my younger self would be eye rolling. Its scary being a young girl and it was important to being liked but real friends will love you for you.

2: Go school: I hated school, it wasn't that i was bullied or anything bad, i just didn't like it, i find it very hard to concentrate and when i didn't know one little thing i would shut off. But looking back on it i wish i did try harder.

3: Make the most out everything: I always took my family for granted.No-one close to me has physically died thankfully, but people get sick and i regret not spending more time with them.

4: Tumblr was not your friend: Ok hipster, looking back on it i never realised how bad tumblr was, its okay now but it was full of drugs, sex, alcohol and self harming. It was a dark place for young kids to be and worst of all, i wanted to be like them.

5: Boys aren't worth it: I wish i knew this sooner. The amount of tears i wasted. And honestly looking back on old photos, i don't think it was very healthy to stalk boys social media daily (Im talking celebrities and 'twitter famous')

What tips would you give?
Lemme know, Summa x

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Make up Geek Shadows

I recently purchased some make up geek shadows.
With the hype around these, i couldn't resist.

[L to R] Shimma Shimma, Beaches and Cream, Creme Brûlée, Coco Bear, Grandstand, Moondust, Corrupt

I'm seriously impressed with the quality of these, especially for $6, they are extremely buttery.

I swatched the shadows so you can see how pigmented they are in just one swipe. The picture doesn't do the shimmers justice, especially Grandstand which is part of their beautiful foiled collection.

[L to R] Shimma Shimma, Beaches and Cream, Creme Brûlée, Coco Bear, Grandstand, Moondust, Corrupt

Shimma Shimma: This is probably my favourite shade, it looks beautiful all over the lid and really opens up your eyes.
Beaches and Cream: This shadow is a bit too light for my liking, it makes a good transition shade on fair skin, but wouldn't recommend it anyone past light skin.
Creme Brûlée: This is another transition shade which would be ideal for anyone, it makes applying any colours beautiful and blend like a dream.
Coco Bear: I love this shade for warming up the eye and popping in the crease to deepen a look. Its really a must have in your collection.
Grandstand: My first foiled shadow and i am blown away with one light touch it packs some much colour with no fall out what so ever, you will not need your Fix+ for this beauty.
Moondust: Interrupting the warm theme i had going on, this is beautiful for a grey smokey eye and looks lovely all over the lid.
Corrupt: The most pigmented blackest black around. Do not doubt this shadow, a dip of a brush and you're set. Also blends beautifully for a black.

I created this eye by popping Beaches and Cream as a transition shade, then adding Creme Brûlée for more depth and blended it up to my brow bone, the last shade i used in my crease was Coco Bear and focused this more in the crease and slightly on the outer corner. I placed Shimma Shimma all over my lid as this shadow is life and for my bottom lash line i put Coco Bear for a bit of depth. 
I gave liner a miss this day as i wanted to keep the eyes quite soft. I used my Rimmel Lash Accelerator for lengthy looking lashes.

What do you think of Makeup Geek Shadows?
Lemme know, Summa x