Tuesday, 26 January 2016

A big beauty haul

Hey everyone. Today I've got the first part of a two parter haul for you and it's the makeup section today. I've done a fair bit of shopping since after Christmas on the makeup and skincare front and I thought I'd show you what I've bought. I even managed to get some of these products on some great deals too, which makes me feel slightly less guilty about buying so much.

Firstly I got a few bits from Kiko and they were the Kiko intensely lavish lipstick in 03 luscious red which is from the Rebel Romantic collection and the Kiko moon dust face powder in 01 mysterious pink which is from the Cosmic Starlets collection. Both of these were on sale and I got the lipstick for £3.40  and the face powder for £9.70.
Next I got another blusher but this one is from I heart makeup which I think is a brand that's part of Makeup Revolution and it's the blushing hearts triple baked blusher in Candy queen of hearts. It's just a pretty pink blush that's packaged just like the Too Faced sweet heart blushers and it cost only £4.99.
Then from L'oreal I got the infallible 24h-matte foundation in the shade vanilla which I think is the second lightest shade and this was £7.99.
On the soap and glory front I got the love at first blush blusher and the solar powder bronzer which I've been wanting to try for ages and these were £11 each but on buy one get one half price so one of them worked out at only £5.50.
Then from Rimmel I got the lasting finish soft colour blush in bronze and the brow this way eyebrow gel in mid brown. The blush was £2.80 and the brow gel was £2.80 as well, these prices were cheaper than what they would normally be as I got them from Feel Unique in the sale.
From Zoella's brand I got the tutti fruity kissy missy lip balm. I've never tried anything from Zoella's brand so I thought I would try this, it was £2.70 from Feel Unique. (Ignore the dent in it, I may or may not have accidentally jammed my finger nail in to it whilst trying to open it..)
From Mac I got two blushers, one in Dollymix and one in Style. Dollymix is a hot pinky shade and style is more of a peachy pink and these were both £18.50 each.
 (left to right// Not giving up, To get lucky, Saviour will come, Still missing my baby)
Finally and I think possibly my favourite purchases are these #liphug lipsticks from Makeup Revolution in the shades Not giving up, To get lucky, Saviour will come and Still missing my baby. I got these all for £1.25 each instead of £2.50 as Makeup Revolution had a sale on as well.

So that's the end of the first part of my haul and as you can see I picked up lots of lovely things. Make sure to keep an eye out for Fridays post where the skincare half will be going up. If there are any products in particular you want me to do reviews on then please let me know down below. Thanks for reading.

Kate Rose xo


Friday, 22 January 2016

My winter morning routine

I've watched lots of 'morning routines' lately on YouTube and they are one of my favourite types of video to watch so I decided that today I would show you my morning routine but written down with pictures instead of the usual video like it would be with a YouTube video.
So to start off with as it's the weekend as I'm writing this I've been getting up some where in between 8.00am and 9.00am, but like every other teenager on this planet I don't leave my bed for at least another good half an hour as I have to catch up on social media first.
So after going through instagram, snapchat, facebook etc etc I will go downstairs and make myself some breakfast if I think I can stomach it that day. I am NOT a breakfast person at all because I feel sick a lot in the mornings and eating makes me feel even worse. However sometimes my mum does force me to eat something as it is the most important meal of the day. (apparently?!) and so I will usually just have a bowl of cereal.
After this I will then go and have a shower and use the Aussi repair miracle shampoo and conditioner for my hair and the Champneys shower gel to wash my body with. Then I will use the St Ives blemish fighting scrub all over my face and then some of the Simple face wash to finish off and make sure my face is completely clean.
Then I will go upstairs and get changed and do my makeup, I kept it fairly simple today and I wont list everything I used but you can just see it from the photo above.
Then being the unsociable butterfly I am, I won't go out most of the time and I'll just stay in and spend most of the day in my bedroom on my laptop. Only occasionally coming out for food... just joking.

So that's my morning routine and I hope you enjoyed it. As you can see though I don't really get up to much but it's cold outside anyway and the thought of going out in that weather is horrible! Thanks for reading.

Kate Rose xo


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

L'oreal infallible 24h-matte foundation review

Today I've got a review for you on the L'oreal infallible 24h-matte foundation.

I heard lots of people hype over this foundation for quite a while before I finally decided to bite the bullet and just buy it. I'd been on the look out, and still am, for a foundation to replace my trusty, yet rather expensive Mac studio fix fluid as my bank account just wasn't thanking me about that being my go to foundation. So I decided to pick this up in the second lightest shade which is number 11 vanilla hoping it would do the trick.

I really like the application of this foundation and it goes on really nicely when I buff it in to my skin giving me a medium coverage I would say. But unfortunately that's where my like for this product ends, Being the yellow undertoned individual that I am, I found this foundation was way to pinky for my skin and I ended up resembling somewhat of a salmon fish.

Even with bronzer and everything over the top I still thought I looked like I had mildly caught the sun and personally that's not a look I strive for! However as I wasn't leaving the house on the day I was wearing this I just left it on and by then end of the day I was surprised to see that it was all still pretty much on and it didn't look cakey or anything.

All in all if it wasn't so pinky toned it would be great foundation for me, but alas I represent the NC undertone girls (neutral cool) and it just isn't going to work. If any of you have tried out any of the other shades or any other L'oreal foundations then please let me know if as a brand their foundations lean more to the pinky tones. Thanks for reading.

Kate Rose xo


Friday, 15 January 2016

The beauty tag

Hey guys, today I'm going to fill in the 30 question beauty tag so you can find out a little bit more about me.

1. Do you remember your first makeup item?
I'm pretty sure it was a clear mascara from MUA which I still have to this day.

2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications? 
One that volumises and lengthens whist also making them look thicker. But I haven't found on that does all of this yet.

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
Full coverage foundation is a must for me.

4. Favourite high end brand?
Definitely Mac, especially the lipsticks!

5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t? 
Nars, I think the packaging looks so sleek but I am still yet to try it.

6. Favourite drugstore brand? 
Rimmel or Makeup Revolution.

7. Do you wear fake eyelashes?
No but I would really like to get in to them.

8. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
Foundation, naturally my face is quite pale and blemish prone so I don't feel comfortable without foundation on.

9. What is your most cherished beauty product?
My Mac lipsticks I think, I only have a few but I really love them.

10. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get loads of goodies at once?
It varies really, although I rarely make big purchases of makeup. More like little bits here and there.

11. Do you have a beauty budget or do you spend freely? 
I don't have a budget but I get to a certain amount of money and just won't spend any more until my bank balance goes up a bit. 

12. Do you utilise coupons, reward cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
I use coupons where I can and I also have beauty cards for Boots and Superdrug that I collect point 

13. What type of products do you buy the most? 
Probably face products as in bronzers, blush and powder.

14. Is there a brand that you absolutely cannot stand?
Not any that I can think of in particular.

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulphate?

16. Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup? 
Superdrug because I can get Makeup Revolution from there. Or Debenhams if I want some high end products.

17. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
I like to try out new things but not to often so as not to upset my skin.

18. Favourite bath and body brand? 
Soap and glory.

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
I think it would be Mac.

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Urban Decay as I think the Naked Palettes look so pretty.

21. Which celebrity always has great makeup? 
Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne. 

22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

23. 3 favourite beauty gurus?
Cathleen lights
Vivianna does makeup
Emily Canham  

24. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains? 
I've never actually tried any but they sound great.

25. Are you clumsy when putting on makeup? 
Not particularly but I do poke myself in the eye with the mascara wand every now and then.

26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
The Mac paint pot in painterly.

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day? 
Usually about 1-3.

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?

29. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes? 
I've never really thought about but I'm hoping to do Beauty therapy at college and that course includes makeup and makeup application. 

30. What do you love about makeup? 
How it can really transform you and you can create so many different looks with it. 

So that was my take on the 30 questions beauty tag. If you guys do this make sure to let me know so I can check it out. Thanks for reading.

Kate Rose xo
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