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Blogmas 2016- Glossybox review December 2016

Hey guys!

As you all know, I love this time of the month, as it is Glossybox review time. I am so excited about this, as I absolutely love everything in the box. It’s like a pre Christmas present given to me by myself.

In the November box, we were shown a sneak peek of a lipstick that we will be getting this month. We also had a chance to pick either the berry tone or the nude one. I opted for the nude so I was excited to see if I finally managed to get one that doesn’t make me look all washed out.

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MDM Flow– Semi-matte Lipstick in the shade ‘Bossy’
YAYY!!! I have FINALLY found the perfect nude lipstick for myself. I love love love this shade. The Lipstick itself comes in a lovely gold packaging, very similar to a Vicks inhaler actually. It’s small and compact so it is great for your handbag and for travel. I cannot wait to test it for a full day. I am really excited to try it with some lip gloss, as well as on its own.
It retails for £18 which is a reasonable price these days. Also, make sure to check out the rest of their shades as there are SO SO many.

Essence-luminizer palette
I actually have a few Essence products already, and they are EXTREMELY affordable. Honestly, they are not that bad and one of the lipsticks I have is actually my all time daily favourite. This palette has three different highlighters, which are actually rather pigmented. I was pleasantly surprised with the product and for about £3, you really can’t go wrong.

Gosh– Mono eyeshadow in the shade dark green
Gosh is actually a brand that I don’t really use all that often. I do have a beautiful purple lipstick, so I was really excited to give this a swatch. Green is actually a really nice colour to wear if you have brown eyes. I am looking forward to trying this out properly, as it is rather dark so a lot of blending is needed I think. Retail price of £8.99 I find is a little expensive, but this is why I love Glossybox.

Revlon– Nail enamel in Gray Suede
OOOHHH This is gorgeous. I actually get acrylic nails done once a fortnight as I am rubbish with applying nail varnish. I actually use a similar colour to this on my acrylics during the summer, and it is really pretty. It is another nude/pink shade, which would go well with any outfit. Revlon says that the varnish will stay on your nails for 10 days without chipping. I’m not sure about that if you do a lot of housework and washing the dishes every night, but it does seem to be a thick consistency. This is something I will gift to one of my friends. REtials at £6.49 which isn’t the cheapest but if it does what it says on the ‘tin’ I would recommend it.

And finally we got the Lipcote-Browcote
Now I was really buzzing about this as I have just used the last of my brow setter liquid. This is a waterproof transparent eyebrow gel, that promises to set your eyebrow makeup for hours. I am a big fan of perfect brows, so this is another product that I will use and hope it works just as well as it says it does. It’s priced £6.99 which isn’t too bad either.

I was truly impressed with this box as well as the past few I’ve had. I think Glossybox has done well, and I am looking forward to the January box.

Love,
Fil, x

 

 

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Glossybox November 2016

Hey guys!

I can’t believe how quick the months go by! It’s Glossybox time again 🙂 And it’s nearly Christmas too.

So let’s see what this little pink box got in store for us this November.

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1.  Ruby Professional– Large tapered Blending Brush- This is a perfect addition to my makeup brush collection. Currently, I have 2 blending brushes, however, none of which are this soft. This brush is the softest one I have had the chance to feel/use. I am excited to create some real badass smokey eyes with this little gem. This retails for €8, which is relatively fair these days. Not the most expensive and not the cheapest however I can tell already that this will be my favourite blending brush.

2.111 Skin– Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask- I am a big fan of sheet masks, and face masks so I am buzzing about this one. If you head over to my Instagram you can see me trying out another gel face mask not that long ago. I looked rather silly, and J thought I was going mad. But it worked and my skin felt amazing. So I am really looking forward to giving my skin some extra loving in this cold winter. This is normally priced £20 which for one mask may seem crazy, but I bet it makes my skin feel like a million dollars. Gotta wait and see…

3. De Bruyere Beaute– Jumbo Eye Pencil in Bubble 07. This is such a gorgeous shade for winter. I love deep khaki and browns, and the gold tone of it just lovely. Apparently, this product was featured in Victoria Beckham’s fashion show. If it’s good enough for the models I am sure my eyes will have no problem giving this a go. I swatched the pencil, and it is super pigmented, however, it blends out really easily. I am definitely adding this to my collection with pride. Might also be a nice bronzer/highlight as well during the winter. Hmmm.. This gem is €15 and will be a great addition to ladies and gents who like an easy eyeshadow on a busy morning.

4.Now ,this next product I can’t really comment about. I am not a false eyelash wearer as I wear glasses ad even if I just use too much mascara, it touched my lenses. (please tell me I am not the only one!!) However, these do look really pretty and I do have a few other lashes in my makeup stash too. I will definitely give them a go once I figure out how to apply lashes. Bare with me I am no MUA. Anyhow, this is the Kiss- Looks so natural lashes that you can pick up in your local Superdrug. It’s only £4.95 as well and I believe these can be used over and over again so it really is not expensive. (They are on sale currently for JUST £3.32- bargain)

5.Wilkinson Sword- Raspberry Rain razors– I’d be lying if I’d say I wasn’t excited to see this. I HATE hair- it’s not my fetish for sure. TMI Fil.. .Anyways, I was excited as I do really like Wilkinsons. I’m sure everyone knows that lady razors SUCK and most of us girls use men razors. Saying that, I love the Quattro range so yeah, I like this and it’s a great shout as it’s always useful to have. May I add they actually smell really good? probably not an important aspect, but they smell LOVELY. It’s on sale on Superdrug’s website so instead of £5.99 it is only £2.97. Another bargain for you for the Christmas party.

Last but not least we also got a cheeky piece of Raffaello. It is one of my favourites, and I like it so much better than Ferrero Rochers. We used to always get one from Daddy (by one I mean one big box) for women’s day so yeah, this gone done as a treat.

That is it for this month. I really am impressed with the box and I know all (maybe not the lashes) will be used up fairly quickly. I love Glossybox as it gives me great ideas for new products, and also gift ideas for Christmas.

Thanks for reading, as always:

Love,

Fil x

I am going to be doing Blogmas this year. What are the things you would like to see next month? I’d love to do a Q and A so please leave your questions below, or drop them below any of my pictures on Instagram. 

 

 

Aliexpress- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Dupes

 

Hey guys!

I’m so excited to review these beauties today. I have been wanting a few of the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks for such a long time, but at $18 each plus delivery I wasn’t able to get them. UNTIL I found some dupes on Aliexpress. This is the first time I have used Aliexpress but I guarantee it’s not the last.

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I went a tad crazy, since the prices were really really low and picked 7 colours all together. (came to less than £10 with delivery- BARGAIN). Obviously, at first, I was rather sceptical and thought the products are going to be poor quality, however, I was pleasantly surprised. I really do love all 7 colours, some more than others and obviously, a few will only be suitable for fancy dress or gigs. Yes, the colours are not completely accurate and are not as great as Jeffrees, but I am impressed with them all, and the packaging looks quite original too.

Right let’s see the colours up close (don’t judge-not the best at applying lipstick, but I better bloody practice since these will last me forever)
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The colours from top to bottom are celebrity skin (my favourite), abused, rose matter, dirty money, masochist, androgyny and finally anna nicole. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know if you have any of the original Jeffree Star lippies. 

Love, Fil x

 

 

 

October favourites

Hey guys!

I thought I’ll share with you a few of the things that I have been loving this month.

  • Pumpkin spiced lattes from Starbucks – Need I say more??! I must not be the only person who is counting the months down until September so she can finally get her hands on grande pumpkin spice latte. If you haven’t tried it, then you MUST go and grab one before it is too late.

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  • To stay on the food wagon, this is a bit of a strange one, but since I ate at LEAST one a day this month, it deserves a feature. These biscuits above are from Lidl and are individually wrapped and come in a pack of 10 for under £2. Who can say no to that right?? I love them and they remind me of the ones I ate in Hungary as a kid.  

Right onto some beauty products:  

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  • As you might have read in Octobers glossybox review, I have received the Rituals body cream. Let me tell you guys this might just be the best thing I have ever applied on my skin. I absolutely love this, the smell is incredible and it just glides onto your skin. It also stays on your skin all day, AND the scent stays strong throughout the day too. Once I jump into the shower, I can feel that it doesn’t mix with the water on my skin. Of course, it washes away with some shower gel. I think it has been a great addition to my tanning lotion too and has kept my skin soft and smelling amazing all throughout the month. Expensive?-YES but worth is so much. 
  • Another ‘new-to-me’ product is the Real Techniques brush cleansing palette. WOW! this thing is great! My brushes have not been this clean since the first time I got them .I couldn’t believe how much ‘dirt’ has been coming out each and every one of them. (Bit gross really but we have all been there) I cannot recommend it enough and if you use makeup at all this has to be something you add to your tools and accessories, as I couldn’t imagine cleaning my brushes without it. It is recommended that you use their cleansing fluid alongside the palette for the best result, and yes it does work well, however I will stick to baby shampoo or bath products for now. its priced at around £10-£15 depends on where you purchase it, but by shopping around you will be able to find one for a decent price. 
  • Lastly, but definitely not least I have been loving my Too Faced- Peach palette lately. I have purchased this off Ebay (will not link the seller but you can find them easily) so I am not a 100% sure that it is real (in fact it’s more than likely fake). Saying that it smells like peaches and the colours are great and pigmented. I cannot fault the product and I believe I got my hands on it for less than £10 which is a bargain either way. Love love love it! 

So, these are my October favourites, I hope you have enjoyed them.

Love,

Fil, x

What have you been loving this month? Have you tried the above products before? Also if you want me to do a few tutorials and looks with the eyeshadow palette just let me know in the comments.

 

Glossybox – September 2016- RED edition

Hi guys!

It’s my favourite time of the months again! Glossybox time 🙂

This month was another special edition, the Editors choice- RED.

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When I opened the box I was pleasantly surprised that for the first time the box was not pink. YAY! I didn’t know that this month is going to be different so I was very excited to open the lid.

I knew from last months sneak peak that we will receive a sample sized Too Faced- Better Than Sex Mascara, and I was really excited to see if I got the waterproof or normal one. Read my August review by clicking here

On that note, let’s see what we got in the RED edition this month.

  1.  Too Faced- Better Than Sex mascara – I have heard so many good things about this mascara. Nearly all of the big beauty bloggers, vloggers and gurus have reviewed it and loved it so I am so excited to have a sample in my collection. I have only tried it once and I did like it. Time will tell if I love it as much as everyone else. RRP £19
  2. Rodial – Smokey Eye Pen – I was excited to try this pen out, as I mostly use liquid liners and eye shadow powders to create a smokey eye. Now I have swatched this and it feels really smooth and extremely easy to work with so I will definitely create a makeup look with this. I can’t wait. This is priced at £17
  3. L’Occitane- Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam– I actually have nt tried this yet apart from on my hands, as currently I am still using a spot treatment and will start using this as of this evening. I am excited to try it as it is supposed to have a lot of essential oils and anti-aging ingredient. I mean I am only 23 but you do have to start looking after your skin and wrinkles early. I am excited to have this added to evening cleansing routine. RRP £19 for 150ml
  4. Revlon- Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat– Unfortunately this is not something that will be used by me all that often. I get acrylic nails done every 2 weeks and I never just have nail varnish on. I will try it on my toenails, but will more than likely gift it to someone. I do think this is great if you do your own nails. RRP £7.99
  5. Vitamasques- Hydro Face Mask – This face mask promises to hydrate your skin for 120 hours!! It’s one of those full face sheet masks, that is circulating Pinterest and Instagram these days. I would never have bought it for its RRP £7.99 as I rather buy a mask that I can use more than once but I am excited to try it and if it works on my dry skin, I may re-purchase it. 

These are the 5 products that we got this month. I like how recently the products are more suitable for me and are things that I am excited to try. I love trying new skincare products as I want to build up a more regular routine. I am also grateful for the one use sample of The Body Shop- Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. I do love the body shop and I was actually about to do an online order when my Glossybox arrived, so I will give this mask a go before I order our shampoos. 

Overall I am really happy with the products this month and I cannot wait to try them all out. 

Love,

Fil, x

What did you think of this months Red edition? Sign up for your Glossybox here.

All year round golden summer glow in rainy Britain – yes it’s possible!

Hey guys!

I’m sure you guys are aware that us lot in England unfortunately, do not get very great summers. Especially nothing like the Hungarian summers that I am used to. We are in September now so this was it for this year, and now we need to get ready for more rain and darker nights. (To be fair I have to admit that this summer has been the best I have seen over the last 10 or so years).

Now I was never a massive fan of fake tanning, or using sun beds since I absolutely do not want to look like an umpa lumpa and feel sticky and horrible. On the other hand, I really had enough of looking like a bleach advert with my very very VERY pale legs and arms and body really. I have tried so many different tans but none has seemed to work for me, they were all streaky, smelled horrible and made me orange. Now those days are over thanks to my all time favourite summer best friend- the Dove Summer Revived in Medium to Dark.

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Why do I love this?

  • Colour – This truly gives my skin a natural looking tan, it is not streaky, it looks even all around and even though I have a light skin tone, I believe the dark one is the best for me. Also, it is actually a brown tone, not an orange- win win all around really
  • Smell- Now this is definitely one of my favourite points- it does NOT make you smell like biscuits. Yes, you have read that right, no more cakey smell which is great, as that is definitely what I hate the most about fake tans.
  • Price- The products is so inexpensive, and it is usually on a 3 for 2 deal or half price deal. I got mine half priced and bought a few of them so it will last me until the next deals are on. Retails for just £7.99 but as I’ve said mine were under £4 which is such a bargain.
  • Is it long lasting? – YESS I love that I do not have to put this on everyday for it to look good, all I need to do is moisturise after every shower and then the colour lasts much longer. I only really use it twice or 3 times a week after a shower. It’s great I cannot fault it.

I am so happy with this product that I cannot recommend it enough. If you are like me and would like a long lasting truly natural looking tan for the summer as well as all year round, please give this a go and you will not be disappointed. The product comes in really large packaging and therefore lasts absolutely ages.

Thank you to Anna SacconeJoly as I have seen the product in her videos and I wanted to try it for myself as she always looks so beautiful and tanned. Thanks Anna 🙂 !

Love,
Fil, x

What tan do you use, if any? Give this Dove tanner a go and let me know what you think!!

Benefit KAbrow cream eyebrow gel- Is it worth the hype?

Hey guys,

I’m sure you all have heard of the new Benefit brow collection. I am a sucker recently for perfect eyebrows and when I have read all the positive reviews I had to grab one for myself. Now they have a LOT of varieties in their collection to suit everyone. I have really dark and thick natural eyebrows, therefore I wanted to go for the product that is buildable and will be able to give me fuller looking brows. If you like a more natural look, you will find that this Benefit range has a product for you, but the KAbrow is definitely the one for me. It is a cream gel formula, which seems to be the no1 choice these days.

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In the world of Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade, I think it is difficult for any brand to try and top that, since it seems to be the go-to product amongst beauty gurus, however after reading the reviews of it drying out fast and crumbling during application I opted for the KAbrow.

What I love the most about the KAbrow is that it is so easy to work with, the formula is great and it just blends so well. I also love the packaging, and that it comes with the perfect little eyebrow brush. All you need to do is flip the handle around and there you have the brush which is great for detail and precision.

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Another advantage of the benefit range is that once you get a colour match, you can purchase any other product from the collection in the same shade as they are all matching. My natural hair is a very dark brown, and I dye my hair black so I was looking to get a colour that matches my skin tone that is not too dark. I went for the colour number 5 which is a dark brown colour. The product is buildable and very pigmented therefore I am happy that I went to the Benefit counter to get them to match my colour as otherwise I probably would have picked the darkest shade which would have been a nightmare.

To sum up the above, the top reasons I love the Benefit KA-brow:

  • Great formula – easy to work with
  • Buildable colour- great for everyday and also for nights out and special occassions
  • Includes a brush in the lid – might look small but its great for the fine hair strokes
  • Stays in place without having to use any brow gel

I really find it difficult to find any cons of the KA-brow, however to name some, id say it doesn’t have a huge variety of colours -only 6- and it is priced at £18.50 which is a bit expensive. Saying that, I am very happy that I have finally decided to buy this and I think it will last me a long long time.

Find your perfect match here.

So is it worth the hype? – yes yes yes, I love it.

Love,
Fil, x

Do you guys have a favourite eyebrow product? Have you tried the Benefit brow range? Let me know in the comments.