Friday, 31 May 2013

Whats in my make up bag?

Hey guys!
I've decided to take a break from doing coursework and decided to do a blog post instead about what is in my make up bag. Now I'm the type of girl that if I'm not travelling around, my make up bag is emptied into my storage as I always change my make up on a day to day basis. But, I've kept these in my make up bag in order to do a blog post about it then my make up can return to its home.

Rimmel BB cream in Light £6.99
I was in St Neots the other weekend and me and my boyfriend popped into Superdrug of which picked me up some things as they currently have a 3 for 2 offer going on. 
I was debating on whether to get some more foundation or some BB cream but I opted for the BB cream as I have 6 foundations on the go! In the summer, I don't particularly wear as much make up because I cant be dealing with heat and a face full of make up. Even though we haven't had much sun in the UK yet, its getting there so I thought why not. Now I don't know much about BB creams but this is perfect. it works as a primer, moisturiser, concealer and even though I do all those things anyway, it brightens up my face without having the cakiness of a foundation. 

MUA Pro Base fixing mist £5
I have nearly ran out of my ELF fixing mist which is nearly or older than a year old (yikes) and again, I picked this up in Superdrug on their 3 for 2 offer as I needed a new fixing mist. I love spraying this after applying my face and also spraying it before I apply my make up as I feel that it freshens up my face. Also as its half term and I have not left my bedroom or my house and I haven't been wearing make up, I spray this on my face just to hydrate it and it so makes a difference.

Collection lasting perfection concealer in Fair £4.19
This concealer is so hyped up in the beauty community and I can see why. I use this on any blemishes and under my eyes after applying foundation or even applying it if I'm quickly popping out to the shop just to hid dark circles and blemishes. seriously cannot fault this concealer, it does the job for me!

NYC pressed powder in naturally beige £1.99
Now, I picked this up again from Superdrug but a couple of months ago for days when I don't want to wear foundation, but I still want some colour. I usually wear this on top of my BB cream to get it some extra coverage when I need it as its not translucent and it has some colour in it. It's not the best powder, but it does the job.

Real Techniques expert face brush £9.99
I LOVE THIS BRUSH!! I picked this up for my birthday with my birthday money after eyeing it up for a while. I use it with all my foundations and BB creams as well as cream blush. It creates a flawless look to my make up which I love and its so easy to clean, Bonus! I cannot wait to get some more of these brushes.

Fraulein angled eyeshadow brush and powder brush £7.99
I got a set of the Fraulein brushes a couple of months ago as I needed some new ones so I bought these of eBay brand new until I get new ones. These were really inexpensive and I use the angled eyeshadow brush with my concealer under my eyes and mostly round my eyebrows after filling them in to make them stand out about more. and the powder brush, I use for powder. Simple. The quality of these brushes are not brilliant. The bristles fall out but they were cheap and they do the job at the moment until I get some more real technique brushes!

MUA mosaic blush in English rose £2.50
I love MUA as a brand. They are cheap, they have nearly everything and the quality isn't so bad. Now I'm a student so I don't have a lot of money so the cheap, the better. I love this blush as its a highlighter as well. I swirl my brush around and apply it to my cheeks and it gives me a lovely colour which isn't too bold as well as a shimmer.

Sleek blusher in flamingo £5
I received this in Aprils Glossybox and when I opened it, I was slightly pooping myself, In the pan, its such a bright and bold colour and because I'm quite pale, it looks scary. but I found using a light hand and hardly any product, I gives such a nice pop of colour with a neutral eye and lip. The pigment is incredible and for £5, you cannot complain!

Fraulin blusher brush in set £7.99
Like the powder and eyeshadow brush, the quality of these brushes are not brilliant. I like that its angles so it gives a really nice look to my face and its super super soft.

Revlon lip butters in wild watermelon £7.99
Now, I'm not a lip kinda girl. I do try to wear more lipstick and stuff but my lips are so dry and flakey, it just shows through my lipsticks. But this is sort of a tinted lip balm. It has the moisture of a lip balm and the colour of a lipstick when built up as it can appear sheer. And I use it as a ''your lips but better'' looking colour rather than building it up.

MUA power pouts in irreplaceable and broken hearted £3
Like I said before, I love MUA and there power pouts. These are dupes for the clinique chubby sticks and Revlon just bitten kissable balm stains but I don't really wear lip products so I thought why shed out that much money, when I can get a cheaper alternative? These give me the moisture of a lip balm but with colour and I love them. These are my two go to colours as the moment and I love them. 

ELF neutral eyeshadow palette £5
I love this palette as it has shimmer and matte colours which is perfect to create a gorgeous eye. I'm not very experimental with my eye make up and I wear a neutral brown eye and I find that these colours in this palette is perfect.

HD Brows palette in bombshell £19.99
I received this in a Glossybox last year and I use it everyday. I love it. I use this to fill my brows and its the prefect colour for them. I have deep brown hair but my eyebrows are quite light so I have to fill them in to match but I don't like to make it look obvious that they are filled in and this palette does just that.

Natural collection clear mascara £1.99
I use this clear mascara to set my eyebrows in place so they don't budge. Theres not really much I can say, it does the job. 

Rimmel extra super lash mascara £5
I love this mascara. It coats all my eyelashes and separates them and lengthens them and the more coats you do, the better volume it gives. And its so easy to take of. I have a back up of it already for when I run out.

Benefit they're real mascara £9.50
I did a blog post about this which I will link here so I won't got into too much detail about it. I love that it separates my lashes and builds them up really nice and I use this after my rimmel mascara and I love it. apart from that its so hard to take off. I do not like that. 

Avon glimmer stick in dark brown £6
I get this the other day in Marie Claire magazine and I use it to fill in my eyebrows on the end where its hard to apply powder to make them look stronger but I have to use a light hand otherwise my eyebrows look weird as its a bit too dark for my brows. But nay mind, I like it. 

MUA intense eye pencil in brown £1
The quality of this pencil is not brilliant as it smudges on my eyes and doesn't give a lot of colour but i only really wear it when I'm going for a dark brown smokey eye and I use it on my lashline and smudge it in. I'm not a big eyeliner wearer so it doesn't really bother me about the quality of it but it does the job. 

MUA eyebrow pencil in blonde £1
I don't use the pencil side of this but the brush end of it. I picked it up before starting work one Sunday as my eyebrows were a bit of a mess and it does the job, Its not the best but it tidies them up.

So that it what is in my make up bag, I hope you enjoyed this post.
Whats in your make up bag?
Kallie xxx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Benefit They're Real mascara

Hey guys
Today I'm doing a post about Benefit they're real mascara.
Nw I've been wanting to try this mascara for ages because all I've heard to good reviews on this in the beauty community. But the price had put me off from buying it.
But luckily this month Elle magazine had this mascara as a free gift so I thought I'd pick it up as it retails for £9.50.

Now I'm a student who has a part time job which means I don't have a lot of money to afford luxury make up items so when I got this, it felt like Christmas. I like the packaging of it as its a grey/silver packaging with orange writing which means it stands out in my make up collection. When I opened it I noticed that it had a plastic brush (which I knew) and I've never been a fan of plastic bristles as I feel that it doesn't do much for my lashes. I've tried this mascara once and dear lord, it is amazing!! It makes my lashes long with lots of volume so my eyes stand out a lot which is what I like especially because my eye make up is quite boring. The only thing that I'm not keen on is that it can clump my lashes together but I then use the slinky balled eyesore the want to separate them. Another thing I don't like is that's find it quite hard to take off. My rimmel extra super lash mascara is so easy to take of which is what I love mostly about it but this one I have great trouble with it.

Apart from that, I am so far loving this product and I'm trying to not use it so often so I don't run out yet but so far, so good from me!

Have you tried this mascara and what do you think of it?

Kallie xxx

Monday, 20 May 2013

May glossy box

On Tuesday, I received my may glossybox through the post. I love when I get an email saying my box has been dispatched and it feels like Christmas when it arrives!
Any who, I will show you what I received!

Bellápierre super gloss in raspberry - £12.99
The first thing I received what this lipgloss by bellápierre cosmetics. Now I haven't heard about this brand before but I was very excited to try it. I got it in the colour raspberry and no joke, it smells and tastes like raspberry. Yum! I packaging is very simple but feels very sturdy. Looking at the colour, it's not very me. I go for more neutral tones and this on the lips goes a very deep purple colour but I'm trying to make it work. This lipgloss retails at £12.99 which is a lot for a lipgloss as you can usually get a mac lipstick for that price but I will do a review on it when I test it out more.

Jelly pong pong fairy lashes mascara - £15
The next product i received was this mascara from jelly pong pong. In a box a couple of months ago I received there lip frosting of which I liked the scent of it but I felt that it was too sticky for my liking. Now I love trying out mascara a so I was quite excited when I received this. I love the print on the box but the packing of the mascara itself is pretty standard. I like the brush as it has bristles and I used is on Wednesday and it clumped my lashes together and was not lengthening them what so ever. When trying to take the mascara off with a baby wipe, it was not coming off. It was only when I looked at the box that I realised that it is waterproof and I'm not keen on waterproof mascaras. The price of this mascara is £15. But I'm not 100% keen on this product yet. But again, I will post a more detailed review when I have tried it out more.

Caudalie divine oil - £4.05
I next received this oil from caudalie. Again I have heard of this brand before but haven't tried anything out. This oil is a multi purpose product and is for body, face and hair. I don't know much about is product but I think I will use it as a face oil rather than my hair as my hair gets oily easily as it is.

L'Occitane hydrating cream - £30 for 50ml
The next product I received if from L'Occitante. Like some of the other products, I have heard of this brand but again haven't tried anything out yet. This cream is said to be a hydration cream which is right up my street as I love trying new creams as I have normal/combination skin and sometimes can be a bit worse for wear. I tried this out the other night and I found it to be hydrating but the smell is a major put of. I put this on before going to bed and that was all I could smell all night. I'm the type of person that if I don't like the smell of a product, I won't try it but I'm giving this one a try despite the smell of it but Gain I will do a more detailed review soon.

Beautiful Movements Cosmetics - Prime and create mixing medium - £20 for 20g
I then received this pot of what I thought was gel but looking at the piece of paper you get with the box, it states that it is a multi purpose gel. This can be used as a primer and gives a matte finish, or it can be blended with powder products like blusher and eyeshadow to make them into cream products. I like the idea of this as there is nothing more annoying than having. Blush which you love but you can't find the colour or brand in a cream formula. I haven't used this product yet but I'm so looking forward to testing it out.

As it was glossybox' 2nd birthday, they threw in an extra goody which is always good. I received this little pack of nail files which comes in a matchbox type thing? Anyway, I have loads of nail files as it is but I like the idea of these being mini as you can throw them in your make up bag or in your bag and your ready to go.

Overall, I'm rather pleased with this months box and happy 2nd birthday Glossybox! 
The link for glossyboxes website will be linked here.
What did you think of his months box and what did you get in yours?

Monday, 13 May 2013

50 facts about me!

As I've just started this blog, I though that I'd start of by telling you "50 random facts about me" as I think this will give you an insight of me and my life really. I've seen loads of these tags on YouTube but I thought "mehh" i'll do one on here as i'm not on YouTube. So here I go (if I can think of 50 facts..)

  1. I was born on 19th March 1994 making me a Pieces.
  2. I am the oldest of 5 children.
  3. My nick name is Dizzy Lizzy as i'm not the best person with common sense.
  4. I study Forensic Science and I want to be a SOCO (scene of crime officer).
  5. I studied media, ICT and drama for my alevels.
  6. I am obsessed with Dexter.
  7. I love the smell of petrol. 
  8. I really dislike people who do not say please and thankyou.
  9. I love food, maybe a bit too much.
  10. I have ran over my lip several times by skateboard wheels. Long story cut short. I used to lay down on skateboards and push myself so I was moving? (don't know how to put it) and my lip used to get caught in the wheel, always. But I never learnt my lesson.
  11. I love love love picked onions! But, they have to be silver skinned ones. Yummy.
  12. I am obsessed with Mars milk. 
  13. I have more celebrity crushes on older men than younger ones like Michael C Hall and Robert Downey Jr.
  14. I am obsessed with make up.
  15. If you buy me cake, I will love you forever. 
  16. I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years and 5 months and I love him muchly.
  17. I am obsessed with Pikachu. No joke. I am.
  18. I do not like the Lion King.
  19. Some of my favorite films are Forrest Gump and Catch Me If You Can.
  20. I have braces and I loves them!
  21. I have so many shoes its ridiculous. And I want more.
  22. I live with my Mum, Step dad (who I class as my real dad), my three brothers and my sister.
  23. I used to bite my nails.
  24. I have major frizzy hair.
  25. I don't like mushroom, sweetcorn and broccoli.
  26. I'm really indecisive.
  27. I don't really like sandwiches.
  28. I have blue eyes.
  29. I hate talking over the phone.
  30. I love Chinese food.
  31. Me and my brothers used to have a ''band'' when we were younger and we used to perform to our parents. 
  32. My real dad has not long passed away.
  33. I never used to really wear make up but now, I wear it everyday.
  34. I love watching crime documentaries
  35. I'm not very experimental with my make up.
  36. Spring and summer are my favorite seasons.
  37. I hate the cold. I get cold so easily.
  38. My favorite colour is yellow.
  39. I'm really clumsy.
  40. I love baking.
  41. I am 159cm tall.
  42. I try and always see the positive side of things. 
  43. I always expect the worst.
  44. I have a phobia of spiders.
  45. I prefer to leave coursework to the last minute. It sounds bad but I work better when I'm under pressure.
  46. I hate hot drinks.
  47. My favorite drink is fanta fruit twist.
  48. I love grapes, strawberries, oranges and bananas.
  49. My favorite food is peas.
  50. I love life.
So there are my random 50 facts about me and it was really hard to think of 50 facts about me.

Hope you enjoyed this post.

How much is my face worth?

I've seen this tag on many beauty blogs so I thought I'd join in on the hype and see how much my face is worth. My make up changes from day to day but I'm going to put down what I use on a day today basis alongside the main brushes I use.

  • Rimmel match perfection foundation £6.99 
  • Rimmel match perfection loose powder £6.99
  • HD brows palette £19.99
  • MUA mosaic blush £2.50
  • Rimmel lash mascara £4.99
  • ELF eyeshadow palette £5
  • Collection lasting perfection concealer £4.19 
  • Real techniques expert face brush £9.99
  • Fräulein powder and blusher brush £7.99
  • ELF eyeshadow brush £3.50
Total: £72.13

Wow!! Considering I don't use any high end expensive brands, I am shocked. I did not think that I would be using over £50 worth of make up and beauty just on my face!

What products do you use day to day and how much is your face worth?

Friday, 10 May 2013


I'm Kallie and I have decided to start a blog, for the sake of it.
I have previously done blogs for coursework reasons and I really enjoyed writing about something which can help others. Obviously with them blogs, I couldn't actually blog about what I wanted to because it was for coursework purposes and I've been debating on whether to do one for some fun.
On my blog, I will chat about all things from beauty, to life, to good things, to bad things just whatever really. 
I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts as much as I love writing them.