Monday, 31 December 2018

My Trip to Boston: December 2018

I recently went to Boston for a holiday, and I honestly did not want to come back to England. I had such a lovely time exploring, finding more about their history and eating great food. I wanted to share some of my pictures and also my recommendations if you were to go!

I did my own tour around Boston City Centre, following the red path of the 'Freedom trail' which highlights the main sights in Boston within a three mile radius. I think this path is a must if you are in Boston! I actually listened to a podcast which actually delivers a tour which was really relaxing, as you get to go at your own pace, stopping and starting where you want to. The podcast I listened to was the 'Welcome to Boston - The Freedom Trail'. It gives around a 5-10 minute history on each of the sights so it's informative and interesting but not to long!

In terms of attractions nearby, I did enjoy the Boston aquarium as you were able to gently stroke stingrays and starfish which was an experience! Apart from that, the aquarium was similar to others I have visited in the past. Visiting the waterfront while I was exploring was just lovely. Boston has an amazing sunset!

I love to go to museums, especially when I am abroad. In Boston there are so many museums to choose from. I was more attracted to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which was a self-curated museum that Isabella, an avid art collector, put together. I found this experience more enlightening, as she arranged her pieces in a particular way to spark thought and emotion. This is such a aesthetically pleasing museum with a few famous pieces.

This museum is well-known due to the incident in which someone stole 13 pieces of art, including the works of Degas and Rembrant in 1990. The frames are still up there in hope that the art will be returned.

In terms of food, there is so many places to eat in Boston so you won't be starved of choice. I really enjoyed Lolita Cocina and Tequila Fort Point bar, they do amazing cocktails and do a sort of a Mexican Tapas. The Smoke Shop BBQ is also a fantastic place if you love American style BBQ. One of the most memorable foods though was the Shrimp Taco's from Kings Dining and Entertainment on Boston Seaport, so I would highly recommend trying those!

One of the last stops we made was to Harvard University, It's around a 15 minute train away from Boston city centre, and MIT is also on the same line. Visiting Harvard actually reminded me of England, it's a small town consisting of the Harvard Campus with the essentials shops surrounding it. Its worth a visit for sure if you are in the area!

Although I spent 9 days in Boston, it flew by! I would highly recommend going to Boston if any of you get the opportunity and I hope that I am able to return back there in the future!

I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of my holiday! Let me know in the comments what location is worth seeing!

Monday, 17 September 2018

3 Cheek Brushes I Can't Live Without

I talk a lot about makeup pieces on my blog, however I am a firm believer in investing in the right tools to help makeup perform it's best. Today I wanted to talk about three of my favourite cheek brushes that I use on a daily basis. 

I got this angled blush brush off a brush set on amazon when I first started getting into makeup around 6-7 years ago and it is amazing. Firstly it's angled and so you can really work product into the apples of the cheek and blend product upwards and outwards towards the perimeter of the face which gives you a more natural, diffused look. Secondly, this brush is slightly dense, however still allows movement - for a blush brush I think this is important as it allows the brush to pick up product, however still has the ability to move so that the product is able to blend out and so can create more subtle blush looks. All the features of this brush is perfect for applying blusher and I love it to bits - also it's super soft which is always a good thing.

This Real Techniques Blush Brush (£.9.99) is a brush I use almost daily but not for applying blusher. I think my face is too small for it, but it is perfect for applying bronzer, or any all over face colour that doesn't need precision in application, only great blend-ability. There are no harsh lines, as this brush is a dome shape and so the top of the brush picks up a nice amount of product and the dome shape helps to blend the product in until it's one with the skin. This brush is more dense, and so ensures that product will definitely be picked up, however again is not packed too densely that ensures that products will be blended and not just layered on the skin. This is a great brush for bronzer, and I've been known to use it for applying powder too. 

Despite having oily skin, I love highlighting my skin, because it's a glow I can control. This Real Techniques Fan Brush  (£19.99/3) is another gem I love, I got this in a set with two other brushes which I also love dearly. I love this fan brush for highlighting as it's super precise, I can highlight the tops of my cheek bones, and control the amount I want on the skin. I can also highlight smaller areas such as my cupids bow, underneath my eyebrows and also the bridge of my nose. You can really build up a glow with this brush too by layering highlighter which gives a blinding finish. I think this brush is great for quickly applying highlighter in a fuss free, no nonsense way. I've also been known to use this for powder too, for an untraceable finish as the it picks up a small amount of product that can just set makeup so well. 

So these are my three go-to cheek brushes, I would love to know what yours are and if you do have other preferences, what makes you go for it? I would love to know, so be sure to let me know in the comments section below.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Review: Garnier Skinactive Moisture Bomb Eye Tissue Mask

A face mask is the epitome of a luxurious pamper night in. There is just something about a mask which can make a pamper night truly feel spa-like. I try to do a face mask at least once per week, and I am constantly on the hunt for anything new - so when I heard that Garnier released some eye masks, I had to get my hands on them straight away...

I got my hands on two of these masks, the Garnier Skinactive Moisture Bomb Eye Tissue masks with Coconut water and Hyaluronic acid (£2.99/6ml), which is in the blue packaging and I got the orange packing too, which is the same but with Hyaluronic acid and Orange juice (£2.99/6ml). So I might just refer to these as the blue one and the orange one because I think that might be easier to follow. The blue one contains properties to help hydrate the eye area to reduce the look of lines, and the orange one is to help brighten dark undereyes.

I didn't realise this at first but the shapes of the two masks are different, the orange one is just for under the eyes, but the blue one is for all around the eyes. Initially I thought I would prefer the orange one just because it's your stereotypical idea of an under eye mask, and I thought the blue fuller eye mask would be too big. You know when you put on a sheet mask and it's too big for your face, so you end up readjusting it all the time because the eye/nose/mouth holes aren't exactly perfect and then gravity starts to take effect and the whole thing just starts sliding down your face. Yeah, that's what I thought I was letting myself in for. However, the blue one wasn't like this. It fit around my eyes, and after applying it, I did not need to readjust it at all, it wasn't heavy and just felt nice and most importantly, comfortable. So if you are like me and did not want to give the blue one a go because of bad experiences with sheet masks, then be sure to try this one because I didn't know tissue masks could be so low maintenance.

I'm going to group my review together, as I have tried both of them once and so cannot talk much around long term effects. In terms of packaging, this is really nicely done. The product is encased in a thin foil packaging, just slightly bigger than the product itself and it's easy to tear along the side and get the eye mask out without crumpling anything. I like how they haven't used excess packaging, this makes it super easy to travel with and even to pop in the fridge. Once you have got the mask out, it's nicely soaked with product, and like I said before, really easy to apply onto the eye area and then you are free to continue your pampering session, safe in the knowledge that this won't be slipping and sliding anywhere.

The results is a more plumped up eye area which just looks thankful to have a shot of hydration. The masks are cooling on the eye, I used one normally and the other I stuck in the fridge, and they both get cold, so a fridge is not necessary however it will keep it colder for longer. It just feels nice and refreshing on the eyes, and is a perfect treat before an event, or the morning after for a pick-me-up. I think these are so nice and handy to keep on site.

I'm just super happy with this product, I would buy it again, and would recommend it to anyone whose eyes just need some TLC! I would love to know if you have tried this product, or if you have tried a different eye mask! Let me know in the comments below!

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Monday, 13 August 2018

5 make-up pieces I struggle to let go of.

When rooting through my mini makeup collection to swap out items, I noticed that I had a few products which probably should be in the bin by now but I can't seem to let go of it. I wondered if anyone else did the same, and the idea for this post came about! It's just a bit of fun, but here are the products that I can't seem to let go of!

I have about a few mascaras that have product still in them, however the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof (£7.99/9.5ml) ran out a while ago, but I just keep holding on to it. I don't know what I think is going to happen- a national crisis where I will absolutely need this mascara. It's ridiculous. I did really enjoy this mascara though, it held up my lashes and just was reliable, so that's probably why it's hard to let go of! Also it looks an absolute wreck, so that's another reason to let it go!

The next item I wanted to mention was my Kiko Milano Highlighting Effect Fluid Concealer (£7.90/2ml). For brightening the undereye, this is one of the best concealers I have used, it's light on the skin, easy to blend out, has a bit of coverage and just looks great too. This ran out a few months ago, and I really need to get a new one, but I am trying to use up some other concealers first before buying this again. I think I'm holding on to this because it was just really good, however I do think it's time to throw it out just because there is no product left!

I've been talking a lot about products, however I wanted to mention a make-up tool. I have had these brushes with the red handle for around 6-7 years. It was the first makeup brush set I bought from Amazon when I wanted to experiment with makeup. I still use some of the brushes from that set to this day, the blush brush and their eyebrow brush I use on a daily basis. However this eyeshadow brush is just terrible, it's one of those that will take half of your eyeshadow off when you try to apply more product. The bristles are slightly scratchy and I never reach for it. I think I'm holding onto to this brush just because in the past I never had an excess amount of brushes, and now that has changed so I don't need this anymore and I never really thought of throwing it out until now. It's terrible so I just really need to start decluttering my collection. 

Eyeliner -  am I the only one who keeps a few? Does this happen to anyone else when your eyeliner runs out and a week later it magically has some products left in it? I think this is the reason I hang onto eyeliner, just incase I can get some more product out, especially if I really liked using a particular one. The Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner (£14.50/0.55ml) was one of the eyeliners that was easy to apply and stayed put. I had both a full sized and a mini one, which has ran out however I just need to bite the bullet and throw it away since I have repurchased a new eyeliner recently! 

The last product I wanted to talk about was primers, I feel like I have a primer for every occasion, I have one for dehydrated skin, one to make my skin glowy, one to minimise pores, and the Sephora Collection Smoothing Primer (€12.00/15ml) to even out any texture on my skin which is more of a silicone primer. I'm a massive fan of primers, I think they are a barrier between skincare and makeup which is good to help stop things like pollution from reaching your skin. I like how different primers can change the finish of makeup or help with its longevity. Okay, I need to stop talking about the pro's of primer because this might end up in me buying more. I just need to finish this Sephora one, because it is actually really good but I got side tracked by my Two Faced Hangover Primer  (£27.00/38ml)...which probably isn't too surprising! 

I just think I am one of those people who buys and opens products for no reason, so I really should wait until I finish products properly. Does this post resonate with anyone else, because I hope I'm not alone in my hoarding ways. So please let me know through the comments whether there is anything you struggle to let go of - if you want to make this into a tag, feel free to have a go, I would love to have a read!
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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Review: The Ordinary 'Buffet' Serum

Despite having this blog, it's really rare I switch things up in my skincare and even more rare when they are there to stay. My skincare routine has been pretty much the same for the past two years. So when something changes, I get super excited about it. 

I think I first heard about The Ordinary when Fleur De Force posted a video about it. To sum it up, The Ordinary is a super affordable brand, and Deciem, who created the brand, have founded other more premium brands such as Niod. So it's a brand that knows about skincare and more importantly, ingredients. The Ordinary is affordable due to selling individual ingredients, such as Hyaluronic acid and Retinol products, and so rather than purchasing a product which might have traces of these ingredients in, with The Ordinary you can buy these ingredients in their simplest form. The 'Buffet' is one of the exceptions to that, having a mixture of ingredients to target signs of ageing at once.

The Ordinary 'Buffet' (£12.70/30ml) is described as a 'multi-technology peptide serum', which I take as being food for your skin to keep it hydrated and happy. I didn't know what to expect from this product however it has completely blown me away. The biggest difference I have noticed is that my skin is no longer as congested. I have oily, sensitive skin and I have large pores which had a tendency to get congested. I don't know how but this product has dramatically reduced the congestion to the point that I don't get spots as often. I still do get spots, however that has also dramatically decreased and the condition of my skin is just more even in texture. I love this product. I really love it. It's a miracle worker. 

I have used it everyday, morning and evening for the past two months and I'm around half way down the bottle, which I am impressed with. I use around two pea sized amounts and press the solution onto my skin, making sure that it is all evenly covered. I do this straight after cleansing on fresh skin, and then I proceed with my moisturiser. The solution itself is clear, a consistency half way between gel and water,  more runnier than gel and more 'solid' than water and won't run uncontrollably. After I press this on the skin, you are left with a slight tacky feeling, I really do mean slight because it's barely noticeable, however just preps your skin for the next product. After I have moisturised I cannot feel this product on the skin at all, it's absorbed and there is no tackiness. 

I have to say, I love the packaging, it's clean and simple - clinical but in a way I like when it comes to skincare, because it really is a science. I love that this has a frosted glass bottle with a pipette, it's so easy to measure the amount you would like so there is no wasted product and is hygienic. 

If you are looking for something new to try, I would urge you to buy this product, it's affordable and it works. I will be either repurchasing this product in the future or trying some other combinations out. The Ordinary website is also fantastic, they describe the product, the PH balance, whether it is oil/silicone free and even takes a step further to mention whether the product is cruelty free and suitable for vegans. I think all skincare and makeup websites should employ this method of describing a product. In addition to this, I know that with other products within 'The Ordinary' range, it explains what products may not react well with other ingredients, which is again fantastic to avoid any irritation. If you are interested in this product or the brand itself, please visit their website as it's just very informative, I will link it here

All in all, I'm so happy I have discovered this product and I'm so happy that I can finally tell you all about it! Please leave any comments or questions below if you have any and I'll be sure to respond back! 
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Thursday, 26 July 2018

My 3 go-to Summer Makeup essentials

Now that summer is in full swing, I've noticed that I reach for certain pieces of makeup that just encapsulate the summer vibe....

When I think of summer makeup, I think of a lighter more glowy base. The Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter (30ml/£30.00) is a product I use daily, I find that it just gives that 'lit from within' look, and even makes bare skin look at its optimum health. If you haven't tried it, I would really urge you to. I've written a full review here. The reason why it's in this little edit is because it adds the glow without overtly adding shimmer and shine to the cheeks - this is why it's an essential, it's something you can pop under makeup, over makeup, mix in with foundation, or with no makeup at all. I use the shade '5 Tan' this under my foundation, and just use a half pump of foundation, and just let this product do all the work. The result is basically a Victoria's Secret version of yourself - what's not to like? Scroll to the end to see swatches!

Like I've said earlier, when I think of summer makeup, I think more about skin and a healthy tan. I'm already tan all year round, but what I have been reaching for is my NARS 'Liberté' blush (£24.00/4.8g). I love NARS blushes, they have the right about of pigment and blendability, which means you can see them on the skin but they don't look crazily out of place either. This shade in particular is that mix between orange and peach, and so really emphasise a tan, giving you that healthy vibe. I just think this shade is extremely flattering, and so even if you aren't as tan, maybe looking for a more peachy shade of blush would be equally as flattering, as it adds some colour and depth to the face without being a heavy or unnatural layer.

The amount of times I have probably said healthy is probably too much, so luckily my next item is an eyeliner, so the word healthy wouldn't really work in this context! I've been reaching for the Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner (£2.99/3.8g) to complete my look as it just finishes my summer makeup off. I feel like without this I look like I have just woken up, eyeliner just has the ability to define the eye in such a way that you can notice it without  it overshadowing the entire look. I've just used this Collection one for the past week or so, but I quite like it, it's super black and the brush is easy to control too. I might do a more in-depth review of this product in a few weeks after it's had more of a road test! Another reason black liquid liner is a staple is because as it is a liquid, it doesn't tend to move around too much, and as it is black too it doesn't fade away as much as my brown pencil eyeliners and so it's become a summer necessity for me.

I've swatched the Flawless Filter on the right, the Collection Fast Stroke Liner in the middle and the NARS blush on the left. All the three products are pigmented and so are long lasting on the skin - perfect for summer!

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Monday, 16 July 2018

3 Summer Skincare Finds

The Summer Sales have been in full swing, and I managed to pick up a few things which I have been testing out in this heat wave that England has been having. I got all of these items from House of Fraser, which is my go-to store for all my beauty needs. 

The first thing I bought was The 'Buffet' Serum from The Ordinary (£12.70/30ml). I'm going to do a full review of this product - so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on it. In short, this serum is supposed to be an 'all-rounder' of all the peptides and nourishment your skin needs, as well as some extra benefits too. I have been using this religiously twice a day for the past month, and I've noticed a difference in my skin - it's way less congested meaning I get spots less often. It's been an actual miracle so stay tuned for the full review of this product! Overall, it's a massive hit with me, and I would fully recommend! 
One of my favourite skincare brands for a long time has been Kiehl's, I use their Ultra Facial Moisturiser every morning and I used to use their Midnight recovery for years. I bought the Kiehl's Lip Balm (£10.00/15ml) in the Pear Scent. This lip balm is for anyone who likes a sheen on their lips - a bit like a thinner, less heavier Vaseline that is so nice to apply. It's also 15ml, and so it gives you more product than a standard lip balm, and I can already see that I have not made a dent in it. if you like a lip balm that is there, then this is the one for you. Also I love the durability of the product, you can chuck it in any bag without fear of it breaking or coming loose, as it has a screw cap lid. The scent itself is really nice, not overpowering but still present! 

The last product I want to talk about is less skincare and more bodycare as it's a hand cream. I went to Elizabeth Arden for their Oxygen Blast Facial a few months ago, and really enjoyed the experience. Whilst they were prepping me, they sprayed some of the White Tea Fragrance on me, and I fell in love with the fragarence. It was one of those where you just inhale and just instantly relax. So when I spotted the Elizabeth Arden White Tea Hand Cream (£7.00/30ml), I just had to buy it. It's a super lux hand cream, and again has that ability to make me relax. I exclusively wear this at night, just to be more relaxed. If you haven't smelt this before, then make sure to have a sniff when you next go past an Elizabeth Arden counter. I'm thinking this might be my next fragrance that I purchase. 

This was just a quick roundup of my recent finds that I have been regularly been using! I'm going to do a  full review of the Buffet Serum, because I would like to go more in depth about my experience and the changes I have noticed! I would love to know if you have tried anything new? Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin to stay up to date with my newest content!


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

Charlotte Tilbury is a makeup artist that I really admire, her technique is all about enhancing features to show them in the best way - perfecting rather than masking. Charlotte's brand of makeup is a unique blend of products which can help to achieve that Hollywood glamorous look. When Charlotte Tilbury recently released the Hollywood Flawless Filter I was keen to give it a try...

The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (£30.00/30ml) is a complexion booster, a multipurpose product which makes the skin to look healthy and youthful. Charlotte describes this product as an 'instagram filter' as it can brighten dull skin and add a healthy glow to the complexion. The packaging is encased in a sleek and luxurious glass bottle which has a rose gold lid. Inside is a large doe foot applicator which is great for applying either on the hand or straight onto the face. The consistency of the product is a mixture like a liquid cream, which gives a natural finish to the skin. When I first applied it for some reason I thought it it would be a greasy oily texture, however once it's on the skin it morphs into more like skincare, merging with the skin slightly.

So onto the product itself, it can be used in a variety of different ways, such as a primer before foundation for a healthy glow; mixing it in with your foundation to achieve a dewy finish or by adding it on top of your foundation where you would normally apply highlighter. I have oily skin, so my favourite way to apply this product is as a primer, I find that it adds just the right amount of brightness that makes my skin look like it's hydrated and in the best condition. My skin doesn't look greasy in the slightest.

What I love is that I can control how much product I want to apply, and this is what really makes a difference. For an everyday look I apply this product as a primer on the tops of my cheekbones, and throughout the centre of my face, however for evenings I like to add this product on top of my foundation, so it really catches the light.

For all of you with perfect skin, you can use this product by itself on bare skin without makeup, it just adds this vitality and boost of health that makes it look like a Victoria's Secret model. It looks really natural, and has a slight blurring effect. This product also has a tiny bit of coverage which is surprisingly lightweight.

You can see above that I have applied the product on my hand, I use the shade 5. My hands are a bit more tanned than normal, however you can see the product side by side before and after it's blended out and how it adds a glow that catches the light in a natural way. Once you add foundation on top, you can see the hint of glow above, however it is not as detectable as the picture above.

All in all, this product is actually something that I use daily, it is a true complexion booster and compliments my makeup by enhancing the skin I have already got. I think this is a product that everyone would benefit from in some way or another, to use on bare skin, under or over the top of makeup. I think the price is good for the multi-purpose use of the product, and so is well worth the splurge!

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Monday, 16 April 2018

Review: Kiko Milano Unforgettable Waterproof Mascara

If you asked me what my favourite high street beauty brand was, it would be a toss up between L'Oreal and Kiko Milano. Every item I buy something from Kiko it just beats my expectations and their promotional offers are just amazing.
Today I am going to share with you a product I have not stopped using from Kiko...

The product I wanted to share with you all today is the Kiko Milano Unforgettable Waterproof Mascara (£7.20/7ml). It claims to be a 'long-lasting curling mascara with an anatomical brush' which sounds like my perfect mascara.

I have straight lashes which are weak, if I have no mascara or eyelash curlers you won't be able to see that I have eyelashes at all. So eyelash curlers and mascara are my go-to. What I have discovered is that some mascaras are heavy on the lashes, and can cause them to drop, for me the Benefit mascaras are the worst for this. I've found that getting a waterproof mascara can help to hold a curl, so all I always wear a waterproof formula.

Aesthetically, this mascara is super chic, the packaging has a slight hammered metal vibe which makes it easy to locate in my makeup bag. It feels a bit weighty in the hand too, giving it more of a premium feel than the normal plastic packaging that you see in high-street mascaras. 

The brush, as you can see is slightly twisted, enabling all the lashes to be lifted and coated with the product. I actually really like it as it adds an even coat of product without it being too messy.

This mascara can really hold a curl. I'm so impressed with this product, my lashes will stay in the same position after a coat of this mascara. The formula is wet on application, however dries down quickly, I find that one coat of this wriggled from root to tip is enough for my lashes. The result is a curled, long but defined lash which really can make the eyes the focal point of a makeup look. I'm so impressed with this product, it is everything I have been looking for in a mascara - a lash lift in a bottle. I've done some before and after pictures to demonstrate one coat of the mascara. You can really see the difference.

This mascara is currently on sale for £3.90 so if you like the sound of it, be sure to get one from your nearest Kiko Milano store! If you have hard to curl lashes, then this mascara will be a lifesaver for you! If you have similar lashes to myself, be sure to let me know what mascara you would recommend to me! Also be sure to follow me on Bloglovin  to stay up to date with my newest posts!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Review: Too Faced Hangover Primer

Primers have a hit or miss relationship with the beauty world - some people swear by it and other people believe that it's unnecessary. I'm a person who swears by using primers, because I want to prep my skin in ways that moisturisers can't. I have oily skin, and so having larger pores is something that kinda goes hand in hand with that. I generally like silicone based primers, that can smooth over my pores. However the primer I want to talk about today, is different from the rest...

The Too Faced Hangover Primer (£27.00/ 38g) came out around two years ago, and blew up the beauty world. Surprisingly, this my my first ever Too Faced product, they've always been a brand I have liked. One thing that Too Faced does really well is their packaging. I love the packaging of this product, I have the miniature primer that I picked up in Sephora but even then they still included the same packaging as the larger one, which isn't always the case with miniature makeup. I love the pump, it makes everything so hygienic and practical to use.

In terms of the product, first thing you have to know is that it smells like coconut, and so if you don't like that I don't think you will enjoy the product as the scent is definitely there. It's also white and not a runny liquid texture, so it has some substance to it. It's super easy to blend on to the skin and I feel like my skin just soaks it in, without it being heavy. After I have applied it I find that my skin feels slightly tacky afterwards, it's not too much, it's the right consistency and the right type of feeling. I'm actually impressed with the formulation of this primer because it's moisturising but still can help your makeup to stay on nicely.

That bring me on to the last part - longevity. Did the primer actually work? Guys, my makeup stayed on better using this primer than my usual silicone based primer. I was so shocked, I put it to the test again and again just to make sure it was the primer, and it wasn't a fluke. What I found was that my skin, when it did get oily, made my makeup glow a bit and once it was blotted away, I found that my makeup was still undisturbed. My makeup just looked fresh. This product is a true primer, and if you are in the need for one, I wouldn't look any further than this product.

I feel like traditional non-silicone primers have had a bad reputation because they didn't do anything more than what a moisturiser would - so there truly was no point to buy one if you didn't have a skin concern, this product still moisturises and preps the skin for makeup and then helps to adhere anything on top onto the skin. It's truly an amazing product.

I think this would suit anyone who is looking for a primer, more specifically to lengthen their wear time on their makeup. If you have tried this product, let me know what you thought in the comments below, because I would love to hear your experiences of it.

For more primer reviews, I have done a whole comparison blog, and reviewed the Sephora Collection Smoothing Primer recently too! So be sure to check those out if you enjoyed reading this post.
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Monday, 12 February 2018

My Trip to Lisbon 2018

At the end of January, my sister and I took a trip to Lisbon, which is somewhere I have never been before. It was such a lovely trip, I found that it delivered in so many different ways - it had history and culture, beaches nearby and just a cosy relaxed vibe to it. I took a few photos while I was there and I wanted to share them with you all...

On the way to Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

Jerónimos Monastery

Belém Tower

View from inside Belém Tower

Cable cars from Lisbon Oceanarium to Parque das Nações

Penguins in Lisbon Oceanarium 

Sharks in Lisbon Oceanarium 

Jellyfish in Lisbon Oceanarium

Cable cars from Lisbon Oceanarium to Parque das Nações

Beach in Estoril, Portugal

Praça do Comércio

If you have never been to Lisbon, I would really recommend it! I would love to know what places you would recommend to go and visit! Check out my Trip to India, Budapest and Verona

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