Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Testing Miss Sporty Makeup!

Hey guys! I'm coming at you today with something that I have never done, testing makeup! I decided to go for a super affordable brand to begin with which is Miss Sporty. I got 6 different products and it cost me just over £10, bargain!

To tell you a little about the brand it was founded in 2011 was with idea of bringing people 'colourful, quirky products for your makeup bag at very affordable prices'. Which they definitely do! They also don't test on animals which is a massive bonus!

I picked up 6 products to test and create a makeup look with and I was completely surprised by how much I loved some of these products.
I started with the foundation and I used the new InstaGlow Foundation in the shade 002 Light. Normally I can't find a shade light enough for me so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this and a shade lighter! This foundation is quite shear but blends in beautifully and is easy to build.
I then moved onto my eyebrows and I used the Studio Eyebrow Kit in the shade 001 Medium Brown. I have never used a wax/powder combination to fill in my brows before and I did such a terrible job. The product was really good although the wax did have a really orange undertone which didn't really work for me.
I did my blush next using the InstaGlow Blusher in the shade 001 Luminous Beige. This has really good pigmentation and the perfect amount of glitter in it. I did have to blow a lot of excess product off of my brush but that is something I can deal with.
I used two products on my eyes. I used the powder from the eyebrow kit and I then use the Fabulous Eyes Glossy Shadow in the shade 180 Gold Almond. This really reminds me of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos only in a stick form. This is a gorgeous colour with a lot of shimmer, I think this product could be used as a highlighter as well.
There was so many mascaras to pick from when I went shopping and I ended up getting the Fabulous Lash Xtra Black Lash Building Mascara in the shade 001 Xtra Black. I have nothing but praise for this product! It is one of the best mascaras I have ever used and it cost me £1.99! I gives length and definition. 10/10 would recommend!
Lastly I used a Precious Shine Lipstick in the shade 211 Orange Topaz. There isn't loads of pigment to this lipstick but it is super glossy and hydrating. The colour is a really subtle peach/pink and it smells incredible!

So this is the finished look guys! I am so impressed with all of these products and a few of them will probably make it into my everyday makeup routine!
I hope you liked this post! Kearra <3

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

My June Favourites!

This months favourites includes a little bit of everything! There's a few makeup bits, books and films! There will be close ups of the makeup products at the end of the post. Without rambling on I am going to get straight into it!

1) I've been using a new foundation, the L'oreal True Match Foundation. This retails for £9.99 in Superdrug and I mainly bought this because I wanted a dupe for my Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundation and it has done a wonderful job so far! It has great coverage, doesn't feel cakey and a little goes such a long way!
2) I want to get into contouring and bronzing but I don't 100% know what I am doing yet. To get me started I picked up the Makeup Revolution Ultra Bronzer which is just a matte brown bronzer and retails for £3 in Superdrug (what a bargain!) I have used this everyday for a month and I have barely made a dent in it so this product is going to last me ages!
3) I love the Maybelline Colour Tattoos, especially the shimmer ones. The newest of my collection is the shade Pink Gold, and retails for £4.99. This is such a subtle pink and it looks so flawless when lightly patted all over the eyelid.
4) I don't think I can go a month without loving a different Mac lipstick! This month I have been really digging Whirl which is a really wearable matte brown shade. I get so many compliments when I wear this shade and I have almost worn in everyday since I bought it!

1) I always try and need at least one book a month and last month Giovanna Fletchers' new book Always With Love was realised. I have red all of her books and I love all of them. This book is a follow on from her first book Billy and Me, which brought me to tears! I won't give any spoilers in case any of you decide to read it but honestly this is one of the best books I have even red.
2) Me and my friend are really into scary movies so we recently went to the cinema to watch The Conjuring 2. I loved the first film and had pretty high expectations for this one and oh my god it surpassed them because it was absolutely terrifying! I will admit that I am a wimp but everyone in the theatre was jumping out of their seats.

That's everything for this favourites post! What have you guys been loving lately? Kearra<3

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

What's on my iPhone 6S+!

Hey guys! I love watching and reading about what apps people have on their phone, I always end up finding a new game of photo editor to try out! So without further ado, let's get into it!
So I have an iPhone 6S+ and I honestly love it!
The screen is huge which means everything is so clear and it makes it super easy to play games;) My lock screen and home page are the same and I like to change them according to what season we are in, obviously we are currently in summer so my background is super bright and colourful. I have two pages on my phone and the first one is pretty boring to be honest. It has all the apps that already come with the phone like Health, Compass and Tips. Honestly, who uses them? I only use about half of the apps on this page and those ones are Calendar, iTunes, App Store pretty boring!
The second page gets a little bit more interesting because its where I keep all the apps I've downloaded and actually use. I have most of the apps in different folders because it is so much easier than having them all over place! The First folder is 'Fun Time.' Pretty self explanatory I think! I has all my games in there. I change these up all the time but I am 100% addicted to the game Best Fiends! I love it so much. I swap all the other games out pretty regularly because I get bored of them.
The second folder is all my social media apps. I have all the average ones to be honest; Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Nothing majorly interesting about this folder.
The next two folders are a bit boring to be honest. We have all things to do with photo editing and uploading via Google and that is pretty much it for that one and then we have a few shopping apps in the next one. I keep my banking app in there too so I can access it quickly.
My Vodafone, Netflix, Gmail, Ticketmaster and Countdown+ are the remaining apps and 1 of these is the most important app on my whole phone. Netflix. I can't live without it!

That's it for what is on my iPhone! I don't have loads on there as you can see but all the necessities are there.
I hope you enjoyed this post, Kearra <3

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

True Lips Liner Review!

I have been addicted to buying beauty products from Amazon lately and I came across this 12 pack of lip liners! I decided to do a little research (and by that I mean watch YouTube videos) and decided that they looked pretty good and so I bought some. Here is my review and some small swatches of each colour.
Now first things first, these are dirt cheap! They literally cost me £2.01 from Amazon and the shipping was completely free which is always a nice thing. They did take a bit of time to arrive, around about 3 weeks, but considering they were coming from China I wasn't to bothered.
Once they arrived I realised that whoever had packed the box had made a mistake and included an extra liner, I had two of the shade 054, BONUS!
On the packaging it states that these liners are waterproof and are enriched with aloe vera. Now I can't test it they have aloe vera in them but I could test if they were waterproof and they are! They also have no colour transfer and last for ages on the lips when worn alone. Having said this I wouldn't recommend wearing them without some form of other lip product on top because they are pretty drying.
The lasting time, when worn alone, is reasonable I guess. I wore the shade 055 which is a bright pink/reddish colour and it lasted about 5 hours which I think is pretty good considering how inexpensive they are!
All in all I would 100% recommend these lip liners to literally anyone! Click this link if you want to pick yourself up these liners!       True Lips Liners

Hope you guys have enjoyed this post and let me know if you've used these liners and what you thought!

Monday, 18 April 2016

My Wreck This Journal!

Hey guys! I purchased my Wreck This Journal well before Christmas and never did anything with it but recently I have been loving just picking it up and browsing which page I want to do and then just starting it or planning it! I haven't done that many pages and honestly what I've done is pretty simple but I love all my pages:) This sort of thing is so handy when travelling on planes or car rides because you can get so distracted in it that the time just flies past!
A little information about the Wreck This Journal! I bought mine for £8.99 from Waterstones but you can pick it up from online stores like Amazon for a little cheaper. Keri Smith, the creator of Wreck This Journal, has also created a load of other books which, just like this one, are completely interactive.
Enough of the babble, these are the pages that I have started, I hope you like them:)

Having something like this book in my life has really helped me relieve a lot of emotions. I'm the kind of person to bottle everything up and having something that I can pick up and throw at a wall if I'm feeling angry is so handy! I would recommend this book to absolutely everyone!
Anyway, that's all for now! I'm thinking of making this into a monthly thing where I update you on what I've done, what do you think?

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Homeware Haul!

Long time no post! I have been so busy these past 6 months and I really have left my blog bare. But I'm back and bringing you guys a homeware haul!
I've been decorating my bedroom for about 2 months now, buying little bits and bobs from Primark, Ikea and Homebase. I've been loving copper accessories lately so there is going to be a bit of a pattern in his haul! So, without further ado, lets get into it!

First up we have Primark. My favourite thing that I've bought has to be my Buddha. This little guy was £3 and has such a rustic dirty feel about it. Next up it got these indoor LED string lights that I have yet to hang up! These were £6 and look absolutely gorgeous when light. My last Primark purchase is a double sided cushion. On one side there is a hamsa hand/hand of Fatima that says "Be Here Now" and on the other just green and grey kind of mandala pattern.

I got some gorgeous Cacti from Ikea which are sat in this wooden heart shaped dish from The Range. The cacti were £4 for the 3 and I love them so much! Also from Ikea I got the Skurar flower pot to keep all of my makeup brushes in, so practical and so pretty. Both of these items are on top of my Alex 9 drawer which is currently empty as I've only just built it:)

From Homebase I got a really basic table lamp to put next to my bed. I think this was £10 and I'm not sure if I'm going to spray it copper or not yet. I also got a paint tester in Grenadine Green 2 which I'll be using to paint one wall

My final thing is a map of the world from Urban Outfitters which cost me £5. I have a really cute idea about this map but it'll have to wait until I've decorated.

That's it for this post! Hope you guys liked it and there shall be a post all about my bedroom once I've finished it!

Friday, 9 October 2015

September Favourites

I love reading about other peoples favourite products and activities to do throughout the month and I thought I would start doing favourites. I have a few different categories to get through so I'm just going to jump right in!

I have a few different makeup bits and bobs that I've been loving lately, first being my Maybelline Brow-drama. I must have tried about 10 brow products in the last few months because I came to realise that I looked ridiculous having a full face of makeup on and barely visible brows. Anyway, the only one that has worked has been the Brow-drama and I absolutely love it! You just brush it through your natural brow and it makes them look fuller and darker without taking ages to do.
Next I have a another Maybelline product which is the Colour-drama in the shade Berry Much. This is your classic Autumn/Winter berry shade and really helps to bring a makeup look to life.
I've been really getting into contouring lately and the product I have been using to death is the Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit in the shade Ultra Fair CO1. There is a done fall to this product which is the blush, it just does not show up! The contour shade and highlight however have so much colour pay off that you barely need to touch it with your brush and you have enough product. I recently bought a Smokey Eye Brush from Wilko which is incredible! I use it to apply the contour shade to the crease of my eye (the shade is a perfect transition shade).

My favourite music artist recently are The Weeknd. I wasn't to fussed on him when he did the song for 50 Shades of Grey but slowly the song Earned It really grew on me. I was recently given his album 'Beauty Behind The Madness' for my birthday and I must have listened to it a good 50 times, I suddenly just fell in love with his music. My favourite songs are The Hills, Can't Feel My Face and Dark Times. Seriously, give this guy a listen and you will not regret it.
I've had to find a new TV series to obsess over lately and I started watching 90210 on Netflix and after 3 episodes I was hooked. I'm now on the 4th season and I just can't get enough of it. I love the characters, the plot stories and the general bubbly darkness of it all. I'm not going to give any spoilers but the 2nd series was so intense and aggravating that it made me like the show more. If you're into shows like Pretty Little Liars or Gossip Girl you would really enjoy this show.
I went on holiday at the beginning of the month and I read the book PS. I Love You. I had already seen the film but I always feel that the books are better and really wanted to give it a read, best decision I have ever made. This is genuinely one of the best books I have ever read and I think I ever will read. I'm not going to say to much because there is a lot that could be ruined if I said anything but the love story within this book is so heart breaking and emotional that I personally really felt for this woman and I felt really connected to her.

I got some new boots recently because it is obviously getting into the colder months now and when I'm out walking my dog or going shopping I want some really sturdy, comfortable and fashionable shoes on. I got the Platform Chelsea Boots for H&M which cost £29.99. SO WORTH IT! Of course they made my feet rub like heck when I first started breaking them in but I knew that was going to happen. I've always really liked these sort of chunky looking boot and I already have a pair of black platform boots so I decided to get these in Burgundy, sure it's a little harder to pair with colours but if you're like me and only wear black or grey they are perfect!
Another birthday present I got was a Babyliss Curling Wand Pro (£25 John Lewis). I have always loved curling my hair but it just took so long, since I've had my hair cut I have been constantly curling it. These curlers have 4 heat settings for different size curl but I usually use it on 180 degrees, this gives me the perfect curl.
My last favourite has to be candles. I love candles all year round and burn them whenever I have the opportunity too. I currently have my Yankee Candle in Witches Brew burning which to me smells like campfire and Halloween, it's perfect.

I hope you enjoy this post and I'm thinking about making it a monthly thing that I post.
Bye, Kearra <3