Kat Von D – Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Outlaw

Hey gorgeous girls,

A few months back I managed to pick up Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the super bright red shade called Outlaw which I got from Love Me Beauty, a fab monthly beauty subscription box which allocates 60 points each month. Unlike other sub boxes Love Me Beauty allows you to choose your own high end products. The everlasting liquid lipstick cost me 20 points so I still had 40 points to spend on other products. The monthly subscription  is  £10 + £2.95 p&p and you can also buy add on points. If you’d like to sign up to Love Me Beauty, use my promo code ‘KATY99737822’ to get £21 worth of LMB credits to spend on whatever you like. You also get a different make-up bag every month.

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The packaging of the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is very pretty, I love the floral detailing on the lid. The lipstick itself is a gorgeous rich red colour with slight orange undertones and it is a good quality, highly pigmented, full coverage shade that seriously stays put.

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It glides on the lips like a silky, creamy lipgloss and quickly dries to a matte finish. It is enriched with natural moisturisers including vitamin E and sunflower seed wax. Best thing is the lipstick is suitable for vegans and 100% cruelty free which is great. I love it.

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Much love,

KATE XO

 

Review: Lord & Berry Bronzer

Hey Sexies!

You guys may know I’m a Birchbox subscriber and today I love Birchbox a whole lot more than I ever did before. I got myself a freebie! Woohoo! After reviewing some of my monthly box goodies, I was allocated some points to spend in the Birchbox shop and I bought myself a lovely little bronzer from Lord & Berry in the shade ‘Sienna’. The bronzer is £19 to buy but I got mine for 200 Birchbox points, so basically I got mine free.

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Most of you will know all about Lord & Berry, but for those who don’t they are an Italian based cosmetics company known as the eyes and lips specialists who make high-end beauty products loved by make-up geeks, MUA’s and beauty bloggers worldwide.

Thoughts:

I love the bronzer because it matches my skin tone perfectly. I always find it difficult selecting the right shade of bronzer but I’ve done quite well picking the shade ‘Sienna’ which is perfect and not to dark for my skin tone. I’m the palest of pale, so I often rely on bronzers to give my Casper-like complexion a bit of faux glow and warmth but most bronzers that I have used in the past have always been too dark for my skin tone, too shimmery leaving my face looking like Edward Cullen in daylight, making my skin look absolutely mingin’ like I need a good wash or they can be too drying on my skin making me look older. This bronzer just gives me a lovely natural glow with a matte finish and it doesn’t look OTT, fake or leaving me resembling an Oompa Loompa like most do.

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What I especially love is the powder blends easily and it doesn’t settle into my fine lines or wrinkles which is great as bronzers and powders often make me look older than I am but this is just lovely, it looks subtle, very natural because it doesn’t contain any shimmer and it makes my pasty complexion look a hell of a lot more healthier. Overall I think this powder is an excellent all purpose bronzer and works well for tanning the skin as well as contouring – leaving my skin looking one hundred percent natural. It is a bit expensive compared to inexpensive drug store brands but it’s totally worth it.

Buy the Lord & Berry Bronzer for £19 here. There are various shades to choose from.

To sign up to Birchbox click here to use my referral link and get yourselves £5 off your first box. If you sign up don’t forget to review your monthly products on the website to receive some points to spend in the Birchbox Shop.

Much Love,

Katie xo

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Woohoo! My Birchbox Has Arrived – October 2016 (#BirchboxUK)

Hey hey….

Okay girls, so this is my second subscription box from Birchbox after signing up about two weeks ago. This months box has an astrological theme with four glow in the dark boxes based on the astrological elements of Earth, Fire Air and Water. The stars on the boxes literally glow in the dark. So pretty. I’m an Aquarius born in February so I have the ‘Air’ themed box which includes a full size make-up product and some good-sized samples.

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So what was in my beauty box this month?

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Lord & Berry Lip Crayon In Intimacy | RRP £12* (FULL-SIZE)

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Eve Lom Cleanser + Cloth | RRP from £40*

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Doux Me Pure Spring Mist | RRP £16*

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NKD Skin Pre-Shower Tan or Daily Moisturiser | RRP from £10*

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Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil | RRP 18*

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The Hero Project Glow Drops | RRP £21*

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*RRPs correspond to full size items at birchbox.co.uk/shop

Thoughts

Overall I’m happy with this months box although I was a tad disappointed about not receiving the pillow spray. I really wanted that spray – I’m an insomniac ha ha. Everything else I’m pleased about, especially my full size Lord & Berry Lip Crayon because I absolutely love it, I love the colour and I was so glad when I opened my box and seen it chilling there because I had my fingers crossed for it. So, woo-hoo. I’m also excited to try out my Eve Lom Cleanser + Cloth as well as the NKD tan which will be getting some love tonight. Those three are my favourites from this months box.

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I’ll be reviewing each product individually in the coming weeks so keep an eye on my posts to find out what I thought about the goodies in my October box.

Competition

Oh and not forgetting the giveaway! This month Birchbox are running a little competition for the chance to win your very own custom horoscope book by Susan Miller plus a bundle of beauty products worth over £200. Competition ends midnight, 31st October 2016 and the winner must be a subscriber. Simply snap a pic of your October box and tag @BirchboxUK in the caption plus #BirchboxUK or #BirchboxIRE if you’re in Ireland. Good Luck girls!

To sign up to Birchbox for just £10 a month plus p&p, click here to use my referral link and receive £5 worth of points to spend on whatever you like.

What did you guys get in your box?

Much love…

Katie x

 

Review: ‘Lolita’ Velvet Lippie – Absolute New York

Hey dolls,

I got this a liquid lippie a few months ago in one of my GLOSSYBOX’s and I have been meaning to review it as I have actually worn it quite a couple of times now and it’s nearing empty. It is a buttery matte lip cream for Absolute New Yorks Velvet Lippie collection. I got the the shade LOLITA in my box which is very pink and very pretty. There are 24 shades to choose from and after seeing some swatches on YouTube I’m liking shade TERRACOTTA a-lot. (I like my nudes.) I love the blue shades SURFS UP and LAGOON too, they are not usually colours I’d choose as they are a bit daring and wild but I think they look fab! They look like they were made especially for mermaids! Gorgeous!

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The Velvet Lippies retail at around £4.95.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

I love my pink lippies so I instantly liked the pretty pink shade LOLITA. In the tube it reminded me of a pin-up pink shade. The packaging isn’t anything special, it is a simple looking transparent tube with a black screw lid, pretty basic.

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It has a pleasantly mild scent (thanks to artificial fragrance), it smells like vanilla a bit but it’s not overpowering, it’s very subtle. It doesn’t taste of anything either.

THE BAD!

First time I used this I did what I always do, rub my lips together which I shouldn’t have! It made the colour patchy and uneven and I had to apply more. It’s best to apply the colour to your lips and keep them parted until they dry matte. It looks cheap too, the applicator especially. It is so tiny and flimsy and it doesn’t hold much product or doesnt transfer much colour to the lips so you have to keep dipping it back in and out and in and out to build the colour up and make it even.

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I really wouldn’t say this was buttery at all. It does feel creamy though. I have a bottom lip lobe and a few lines and wrinkles which have crept up the last few years and this did accenturate them and they became more noticeable the longer I wore it. It dried my lips out too.

THE GOOD!

It is a really beautiful colour isn’t it, it’s almost like a pinky, lilac, lavender colour and it feels creamy and velvety when applied to the lips and it spreads like a lip gloss would but it dries  matte.

It also made my lips appear fuller and more plump so I really love it for that alone and to say it is quite cheap, it is well pigmented and long-lasting; I can keep this on for a couple of hours without needing to top up.

VERDICT!

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I didn’t look at the price before trying the lippie on and afterwards I guessed the Velvet Lippie would be priced at around £1-£3. To be honest the only thing I liked about it was the colour, the fact I prefer matte lips, the beautiful pinky, lilac colour and how my lips appeared plumper. I have loved wearing it the last few weeks as I think it really brightens my ‘Casper’ complexion up, giving my pale skin a lovely pop of colour. It really is a gorgeous shade for Spring and Summer. Another thing, it did dry my lips out a bit and it really accentuates fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and it makes chapped lips look a million times worse. AVOID if you have chapped, dry and flaky lips! I was cursed with chapped lips last week after over using my lip plumper (oops) and the colour looked awful on my lips so I had to get the lip balm and lip scrubs out to give me a perfect smooth base.

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So, final words. It is a pretty colour for Spring and Summer, it’s cheap, has long staying power and it makes lips appear plumper.

Do you like it?

Have you tried any of the other Velvet Lippie shades? Which ones?

Peace out girls!

Love

Katie x

MAXFACTOR MASTERPEICE | HIGH PRECISION LIQUID LINER | VELVET BLACK | REVIEW ❤

 

I love my liquid eyeliners, always have and always will. Cat like eyes are my definitely my thing and it’s not often that I go without my eye flicks. I love trying out new eyeliners and was very pleased when I was gifted MAXFACTOR’s MASTERPIECE High Precision Liquid Eyeliner in shade 01 | Velvet Black in return for an honest review. So, lets go!

What is it?

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MAXFACTOR says:

Transform your look with bold intensity. The unique paddle-shaped tip draws both a dramatic thick line and an elegant thin line, to create the precise look you want. The intense black, velvet formula glides on smoothly and dries quickly for chic sophistication or bold drama. The paddle-shaped tip gives you two glamorous looks in one: thick and dramatic, or fine and elegant, so you can dial up the drama to suit your look

My Thoughts

The Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner is meant to have the intensity of a liquid eyeliner with the precision of a pencil. It’s unique applicator looks paddle shaped and the tip is quite rounded and not pointy like other liners on the market.

 

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The flat, thick paddle like side allows for a thicker, darker and more dramatic line and the actual tip/edge creates a softer line very close to the lash line. I use the tip for a guideline and the flat paddle to create and fill in my flick on the outer lash line. I found the tip works best to line my inner and middle lash line and it also helps to create a guideline on the outer edge before I use the paddle to gradually build the line from thin to thicker on the outer edge, creating a super dramatic look. I also love using the paddle bit to create a thicker line and flick all over for a more dramatic and striking look.

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Is it super black? Yes and no! You would think this eyeliner was a felt tip pen and I’ve found it does dry out pretty fast just like a felt tip would. The flatter, paddle side definitely creates a very black look but it starts out very black and gradually fades. Which is a shame. Somehow when using the thinner tip, the liquid liner appears off-black like a felt tip pen would when it is running out of ink. I have noticed that this liquid liner fades from one end to the other which results in more than one application. See pic below…

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One good thing about the liquid liner is when I have my desired look I have found it to be long-lasting and it does stay put without the need for re-application.

After applying two or three applications I must say I do like the finished look. I have other liquid eyeliner that are more intense, more precise and a deeper shade of black but I ‘m loving the velvety, smoky look I’ve achieved. I especially love how it’s long lasting but I’d love the eyeliner much more if it was as precise as Maxfactor make out. Although it’s not my number one liquid eyeliner – I will definitely use it again, as I love how pretty my eyes look with it on.

I’ll give the MAXFACTOR Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Liner 3.5 stars out of 5! 😊

Here’s the end result.

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I’m also wearing one coat of FIBERGENICS mascara on my eyelashes and my vegan friendly black eyeliner by Essential Care which I got in my LoveLula subscription box. 😊

If you’d like to buy MAXFACTOR’S High Precision Liquid Liner click here to buy online at Superdrug⭐ It’s £7.99! 😊

 Thanks for taking the time to read my review girls!

Hope you all have a beautiful day. Mwah 😘

Lots of Love ❤

Katie 👸

 

 

 

 

 

Browtician | Love Skull Tweezers | Limited Edition ❤

The brow grooming brand Browtician have produced a fabulous new range of eyebrow tools and accessories to keep our eyebrows perfectly groomed, neat and tidy.

They have launched five new and different designed tweezers at Superdrug.

Miniamilist Tweezer
Mininalist Square Tweezer
The Stylist Tweezer
The Jeweller Tweezer
Love Skull Tweezer

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The Love Skull design is definitely my fave! 😍😍😍

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Browtician have collaborated with feature designer Suzanne Carpenter  who has created the lovely artwork on the Love Skull tweezers.

I got these in my February GlossyBox and fell in love with the Love Skull design straight away! The outer packaging is so colourful, fun and eye-catching it’s really no surprise that I adore them!

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The tweezer come with a small storage case to put the tweezers in when not using as well which will help to keep them in tip-top condition. The case is the perfect size for your make-up bag or your handbag and is a life saver If you’re clumsy  like me and always misplacing or losing your tweezers.

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They’re very easy to use and have a sleek and precise tip – this means they grip those unwanted hairs well and remove them with one easy pull. They are made from stainless steel and have a slanted edge to really grip and remove the most stubborn of hairs.

The Love Skull tweezers retail at £7.99. They are limited edition so if you love them as much as I do then get a move on before they are gone forever! 😊

To shop Browtician tweezers at Superdrug – click here.

To sign up for a monthly subscription box at Glossybox click here to be referred.

Thanks for reading!

Love Katie ❤

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Spirit Animal Blog Award ❤

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Hi all… ❤

I’ve been nominated for the Spirit Animal Award by my lovely friend over at Pal Fitness... Thank-you so much Paul. 😊

The rules of this award are:

1) Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their page.

2) Post the award picture on your blog.

3) Write a paragraph about yourself and what your blog means to you.

4) If you could be any animal what would it be?

5) Pick and notify ten nominees.

About Me

I love make-up but I have a skin disorder called psoriasis which restricts me from using some beauty products on my skin. I started this blog to kinda be a guinea pig for other psoriasis sufferers, testing beauty products, treatments and natural remedies for the skin. Having psoriasis has affected me in so many ways, dropping out of beauty school is one. Boooo! I’m trying my best to use natural, organic beauty products in replacement to those full of harmful chemicals – so I write a lot about natural and gentle beauty products. My aim is to become 100 % vegan one day. I’ve tried so many times and it’s pretty tough. I’m a big nature and animal lover and a member of WWF, Dogs Trust and RSPB. – I have two Patterdale Terrier dogs named Bella & Marley A.K.A The ASBO dogs. As well as make-up, hair and skincare I love to blog about DIY crafts and sewing projects inspired by Pinterest.

That’s all for now! Dont want to bore you anymore. Haha!

If I could be any animal…

 It would be the wolf. I’m fascinated by them. There was a time I wanted to be a zoologist and I was going to pick the wolf as my main animal to study. So yep, if I could be any animal I would be a wolf. 👌 Crazy, fierce and beautiful!

My ten nominees are:

A Kinder Way

Perfectly Polished x

Breaking The P Silence

Shopaholic Blogs

Wild Flower Make-Up

Tou89Lou

Everything And Nothing

A Brash Attitude

Everything I Never Told You

Fan Girling Owl

Mwah! 😘

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Review: Ultra Glam Glitter Lips By Beauty Boulevard 👄

 

 

Hi Glitter Dolls!

These past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of trying a couple of gorgeous glitter shades from Beauty Boulevard’s Glitter Lips collection. I love anything and everything that sparkles and glitters – so you can imagine how much fun I’ve had blingin’ my lips up!


👄 Ultra Glam 👄

Today is all about the flirty, fabulous and fluorescent shade known by the name ‘ULTRA GLAM’ which is a vivid lilac colour with subtle lavender tones and the slightest shimmer of gold.

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Out of all the shades I have previously reviewed – ‘Ultra Glam’ is by far the brightest, most daring and eye-catching colour I’ve had on my lips. It is definitely a Glitter Lips shade for the super confident who like their lip colour to be as bold and vibrant as their personality! If this sounds like you, then girlie… ‘Ultra Glam’ is your colour.

The gorgeous neon lavender colour will look amazing teamed with kohl or liquid liner and voluminous black lashes. It would brighten up a little black dress beautifully too – adding a pop of colour to your outfit!


Here’s how ‘ULTRA GLAM’ looks on the lips! 😍

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The entire collection of the Glitter Lips shades are waterproof, smudge proof, kiss proof and party proof! Basically – everything proof!! You could binge-drink as many rosé wines as you want, eat like a pig, snog all night long and party hard like a rock star and the glitter will not budge. Did I mention slobber proof?… Yep… Ha! For you droolers out there – you could sleep like a baby for a week and your lips will stay glitter-licious. No sh!t.

The gloss bond has absolutely amazing staying power – unlike any other lipsticks. EVER!

To find out how to order & how to apply Glitter Lips and remove it – click here.


Choosing Your Glitter Lips Colour?

If you are unsure on what Glitter Lips shade is best for you then take a look at the different shades available to buy on Beauty Boulevard’s website. For pictures  – be sure to checkout my other Glitter Lips reviews below, which may help you decide! 😘

 RUBY SLIPPERS | DIAMOND IN THE BUFF | MOLLY DOLLY

VINTAGE PRETTY | CHERRY PIE


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