Monday, 16 December 2013

Oh the joy of Monday #2

I've decided I want to make 'Oh the joy of Monday' a kind of series, where I will do an updated version ever so often or when I change the products I use. If you haven't already checked out my first one, please do!

Right onto the good bit!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

A Miracle Makeup Remover?

One of the worst bits of getting home late is taking your makeup off. I hate wanting to just roll into bed but know I have to scrub my eye makeup off. I recently have found something which does the job perfectly. It takes off everything so easily. No scrubbing!
It's clinique's take the day off makeup remover. 
It comes it a semi-see through bottle which means you can see the product separate. It separates into an oil and a clear liquid so you need to give it a really good shake before you use it. I then just take some on a cotton wool pad and just swirl it quickly round my face, which takes off my foundation, blusher, etc and then I start on my eyes. This is normally a mammoth task as I've never found something which takes my eye makeup off without either stingy my eyes or smearing black all round my face, which isn't ideal. With clinique's take the day off it's easy! I just rest it on my eyes for a few seconds, maybe ten at the most and then just sweep it over my eye lid and then gently rub my eyelashes. This pretty much removes all of it. Sometimes on days where I have more make up on, I will do it twice just to double check I've got rid of all the mascara but usually it's pretty perfect.
When I first tried this I was a bit worried as it's an oil based makeup remover and rubbing an oil on my already oily skin just wasn't appealing. However I got used to it very quickly and now love it. It does leave your skin with a slight greasy feeling but not too bad, so I usually will just quickly wash my face with some water and then do my normal nighttime routine of moisturizing. 

It is £17.00 a bottle which puts me off it a bit as there are so many makeup removers which are a lot cheaper but it is really worth it. I tend to only use it on days where I know my makeup is going to be a pain to get off or if I've worn a lot of eye makeup. But I would really recommend it! I'm pretty sure they do a set which contains a mini bottle of it which might be a good way to test this and some other clinique products out!
Thanks, Daisy. Kiss <3

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Colour tattoos worth the hype?

I feel like I'm very behind on the whole maybelline colour tattoos fascination, but I recently followed the hype and bought two.
I chose 'on and on bronze' and 'permanent taupe' as these are the two really wearable colours and the most popular. 
I was surprised at how creamy they were, especially when you apply them. It literally takes seconds to put them on and they are so easy to sweep on. They are absolutely brilliant when you're in a rush as they don't need anything over them. However I find that 'permanent taupe' is better as a base than a shadow by itself as its quite grey-purple and i tend to wear more browns. This makes 'on and on bronze' amazing. I've worn this on severely occasions just by itself as its easy, no hassle and still looks really nice!
They do set reasonably quickly which means they stay on all day! (Even on my oily eyelids!) As they set quite quickly is does mean if you are blending them with another eye shadow you have to do it quite soon after applying but I didn't find it a problem.
The left hand side 'permanent taupe'
The right hand side 'on and on bronze'
I would recommend these to everyone and their dogs! I absolutely love them and I'm pretty sure I've worn them every day since I got them!
Thanks, Daisy. Kiss<3

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Rimmel sexy curves mascara

Rimmel sexy curves mascara 
I've never been a massive mascara junkie but I still have my fair few. One of my recent additions, when I say recent it's probably been a couple of months but time flies when you're having fun! Is Rimmels Sexy Curves mascara. 
It's been out for quite some time I think but I wanted to try something new and different. When I looked at other people reviews for this no one seemed to be overly negative or positive on this one. So I decided to give it a go. I got mine in brown black, which was a lucky accident, as its turned out that I quite like it in brown black. 
The mascara itself is quite a wet formula which is normally never good for me as I manage to get it everywhere! I then I always sneeze or cough and I end up with eyelash prints on my cheeks. However with this one I found that the mascara is very wet but dries fairly quickly. Another thing that usually bugs me about wet formulations is that they tend to go clumpy if you put a lot on. I find with this one you can do a lot, and a mean a loooot of coats and it doesn't go clumpy, which I love as you can top it up and it stays looking nice. I find that it definitely helps my eyelashes keep their curl but also lengths them a lot. I would say the only down side to this mascara is that it doesn't give much volume. But I love using it on days when I don't want anything too dramatic but still nice and girly. 
The actual mascara brush is so good! It's curved so it goes in and out. This makes getting you inside lashes so easy and really flicks them up. I also find that it makes you outside lashes really fluttery as it pushes them outwards. 
The lasting power of this mascara is also quite amazing. It can keep my eyelashes, which tend to go flat quite quickly, curled all day! And despite the formulation not being waterproof I still find that's it very smudge proof and doesn't run very easily. It comes off easily at night with a facial/eye cleanser so it means no scrubbing at your eyes for hours!
Overall I really like this mascara and I use it all the time. I would really recommend this to anyone who struggles with lashes staying curled or anyone who wants something very girly and fluttery without being dramatic. 
Thanks, Daisy. Kiss <3