Thursday, 29 January 2015

Glam Glow First Impression

Glam Glow First Impression 


Recently I purchased the Glam Glow Mud Masks. I was very pleased to find these in my local M&S as I had thought they were only available in the US. I have heard many good things about the masks and when I had the opportunity to try it I jumped at the chance. 

The set comes with both the original mask and the exfoliating mask. I have yet to try the exfoliating one but am eager to do so. The original one comes in the white pot and is slightly larger, stating that there is up to 17 uses and I am anxious to see if this is actually the case. 


On first application it applies thick and gradually starts to dry. Soon enough the mask completely sets and it becomes very hard to move my mouth.  After waiting 15 minutes I remove it with warm water and a cloth. 

The results are amazing, I can already see that my pours have visibly reduced and my skin is so soft to touch. I love the way my skin looks without make up! It’s amazing really as normally I hate it! I love the way it looks so healthy and fresh. Definitely a good first impression! 





After Application 


Have you tried this product before, what did you think about it? 



ShannonKims 


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Favourite Lipstick of the Week

Favourite Lipstick of the Week

For this week I have been rocking the Nars Lipstick in the colour Red Lizard. The colour is semi matte so lasts a long time, without it feeling like it is pulling on the lips or drying them out. The colour is very vibrant and not too dark but still has the vamp look to it. 

I love to wear this lipstick during the day and I think it pairs well with a black dress, booties and my red coat (which makes me look Red Coat from Pretty Little Liars – shout out to those who know what I am on about!). 

This lipstick is a recently new purchase and I have been loving Nar’s products. I just need to find a lip liner that matches now! If you have any suggestions then please let me know!! 




ShannonKims 


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Topshop Haul

Topshop Haul

Last week I decided to go into to town for a little cup of tea and a look around some of the shops for an hour or two to get out of the flat! Being on campus is lovely but sometimes we just have to get out! 

After a wonderful spot of lunch (green tea and a toasted teacake) we went into only a few shops. Topshop is slowly becoming my weakness. The first and main item I picked up was this beautiful black dress for only £15.00 down from £46.00! The detailing is very chic and makes it better than just a plain black dress. I though I could pair it with a statement necklace or scarf and add a brown small belt around the waist. 

The next thing I got was this beanie hat. I do not normally wear hats but this was a steal at only £3.00. The colour if very beautiful as it is not quite brown and not quite mustard. It is an in-between colour and goes very well with my dark hair colour. Next, being a beauty blog, it wasn’t right that I walked past the make up stands. There was a small part where the make up was on sale I opted to get a lip paint in the colour Reminisce. It’s a very pretty coral colour and I think will look lovely over some of my MAC pink lipsticks. 

The final thing I bought was a pair of sunglasses, they are a pair of red round tortoise shell glasses, that I picked up for only £1.00! When I went to the till the lady told me the sunglasses come with a free case and cloth! Bargain! So all three items cost £1.00. However, I also receive student discount, so everything I purchased came to £19.80! 


ShannonKims 

Monday, 26 January 2015

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Review

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Review 

Settings sprays are something I only very recently started to use. I have used the MAC Fix+ and also a NYX setting spray and really liked both. However, upon reading many good things about the Urban Decay setting sprays I wanted to test them for myself. 

I recently purchased the ‘All Nighter Setting Spray’ in a deluxe travel size edition from my local Debenhams. Upon first use I was very delighted that it refreshed my face and made it feel very hydrated. The mist is very fine and doesn’t feel like it is leaving a large layer of liquid on top of my make up. 

I have been using it for the last week and have seen a large improvement in the staying power of my make up. It has allowed it to last throughout the day without the need for any touch ups. It has also prevented any of my make up from starting to patch, which can sometimes be a common occurrence on my forehead and nose. 

The directions tell you to spray it in an ‘x’ shape across your face and then also down your ‘T’ section of the face. Sometimes my make up can clip away, of my face as I can get hot and sweaty throughout the day. It is an excellent product that is oil free and also paraben free, preventing the face from becoming oily at any point during the day.  

The All Nighter Setting Spray is a brilliant product and I am sure I will be purchasing the full sized version. However, the travel-sized spray is a brilliant size and perfect for tossing into your handbag or for a weekend away. 


ShannonKims 

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Bath Beauty Haul

Bath Beauty Haul 

Very recently on a trip into the town centre with my mum and dad, who came a visited me for the day, we went a little crazy whilst shopping. I am very pleased with everything I got as the majority of it had been on my wish list for sometime now. 

As previously mentioned in a blog post I got a few Urban Decay travel sized products, the first is the All Nighter Setting Spray and the next being the Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I am very excited to try both of these products and give further reviews later in the month. 

The next product I got was the Bare Minerals Quick Change Brush Cleaner, at only £10.00 is is less expensive than some of the ones I found. I also found the selection for daily spot cleaning brushes to be very limited as the majority are for deep cleaning ones. I like to deep clean my brushes once a week, and I wanted to be able to spot clean my brushes after every use. Next is a large bottle of Bioderma. It is very difficult to find this product but I am lucky enough to have a store in Bath that sells the whole range of Bioderma. They also had a offer where if you bought two or more products you received a free bb cream and make up bag. 

I also got another of the Bold Metals Brushes by Real Techniques. This particular brush is the 201Pointed Crease, and is the silver line for the eyes. I do not own a eyeshadow brush like this one and am excited to give it a try. 

In boots after Christmas they always have discounted beauty sets, I was lucky to pick up the Smashbox On The Rocks set. It has three mini primers, I have wanted to try a Smashbox Primer for a while now but they start at £25.00. So to pay £16.00 and have the opportunity to try all three I am very excited to see if they live up to my expectations. 

The final two products I got were from Nars and they are the Sheer Glow Foundation in the colour Gobi. I have wanted to try this foundation for the longest time! Unfortunately they did not have the pump to go with it and everywhere seems to be sold out which is a complete annoyance! Let me know if any other pumps fit this bottle! I also got a lipstick in the colour Red Lizard. I really wanted the matte lip crayon in the colour Cruella but this was unfortunately sold out. However, the lovely lady on the counter told me this lipstick was the closest colour to Cruella as it has blue undertones. Something I really wanted as it helps to make your teeth appear white! 

Have you got any lovely products recently? 



ShannonKims 


New Video! Get Ready With Me | Featuring Gold Eyes

New Video! ‘Get Ready with Me | Gold Eyes 

What Products I Used! 

Smashbox Photo Ready Primer 
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ‘Gobi’ 
MAC's Pro Longwear Concealer ‘NW15’
MAC's Studio Fix Powder Foundation ‘NW15’
Urban Decays Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Benefit’s Brow Zings ‘Medium’  
Urban Decays Naked 2 Basics
L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Eyeshadow ‘Lumiere’ 
Benefits Hoola Bronzer 
MAC's Blush in 'Dollymix'
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara 
Nar’s Lipstick ‘Red Lizard’ 



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ShannonKims 

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Urban Decay Travel Sizes

Urban Decay Travel Sizes

I have wanted to try a few Urban Decay products for a long time now. I already have two of the Naked palettes which I love and but there were some different products I wanted to test out. When I went to Debenhams very recently I saw they were selling quite a few of the travel sizes. 

The first item I picked up is the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. I have wanted to try this product for a very long time after reading so many good reviews on it. I love my MAC Fix+ but I feel that it is not as long lasting as I would like from a setting spray. I have been trying this product for a few days and I absolutely love it! It makes my make up last all day and there is no need for me to reapply during the day. 

The Second travel sized product I got was the Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion. I have only just gotten into eye shadow primers as I used to use things such as the NYX Jumbo Eye pencil as a base. It claims to deliver vibrant, crease-free eyeshadow for 24 hours. I am not sure who would want to wear eyeshadow for 24 hours but I am certainly ready to put it to the test! Be prepared for a full review on both products to see if I would purchase the full size! 



ShannonKims