Sunday, 30 August 2015

THE BUDGET LONG LASTING EYESHADOW


A while ago I purchased my first ever item from KIKO. The Long Lasting Stick in 37 is a deep rich red toned colour which is ace for a more dramatic eye. I only picked up one the first time as I didn't know how much I'd love it, but boy I do! Hence why the next time I was near a KIKO store I picked up another two shades to add to my collection. The shade 25 is a light champagne colour, while 39 provides a deeper chocolate brown hue. If I could own the whole collection of these I really would they're that great, and I'm about to tell you why. 

First of all, I adore the packaging of these products. Sleek matte black is always a winner in my books. Having the colour of the product shown on the bottom of the stick means you don't have to open each and every one to find the colour you need either. Another reason these get a big thumbs up from me is because I love the fact that these don't require any sharpening in order to release more product. Having a twist up contraption means this are super travel friendly! But obviously, one of the winning factors in my eyes is their lasting power. You'd hope with a product name like 'long lasting stick' you'd get what is claims but you 100% do. I can apply these first thing in the morning and still look liked I've freshly applied my makeup 8+ hours later. You get a couple of minutes blending time when you first apply these to work them to your liking but after that they will not budge. I really like wearing 37 as a wash all over the lid for a smokey night out eye look, or sporting 25 as my lid colour with 39 blended into the outer-v and crease of my eye for a more simple everyday look. 

KIKO is a brand that is quickly working it's way up my list of favourite brands, with their sleek packaging, amazing shade ranges and very affordable price. I'd highly recommend you check out these eyeshadow sticks, especially if you've been eyeing up the By Terry Ombre Blackstar as these are just as good and less than a quarter of the price. 

Have you tried anything from KIKO?

Thursday, 27 August 2015

MY SUMMER IN SONGS


This summer I've been travelling a lot. But I've also had a fair share of days in listening to music while taking photos for my blog. It's no secret that I'm a lover of music, and today I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite songs that I've been blasting out this summer. 

Cheerleader (cover) by Pentatonix // Where Is The Love by The Black Eyed Peas // I Don't Like It I Love It by Flo Rida Ft. Robin Thicke 

Worth It by Fifth Harmony Ft. Kid Ink // Can't Feel My Face by The Weekend // Come and Get It by John Newman// Habits by Tove Lo

Marvin Gaye by Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor // Where Are U Now by Skrillex & Diplo Ft. Justin Bieber // Often by The Weekend

His Daughter by Molly Kate Kestner // Fun by Pitbull Ft. Chris Brown // Gravity by DJ Fresh Ft. Ella Eyre // Stitches by Shawn Mendes

Want To Want Me by Jason Derulo // Flashlight by Jessie J // Poison by Rita Ora // Nobody Love by Tori Kelly // King by Years & Years

Glory by Common & John Legend // Honey, I'm Good by Andy Grammer // Cool For The Summer by Demi Lovato 

Bright by Echosmith // Uma Thurman by Fall Out Boy // Black Magic by Little Mix // Fight Song by Rachel Platten

What songs have you been listening to recently?

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

THE HAIR DUO THAT ROCKS


For the longest time I've used this hair duo, but for the longest time it hasn't popped up on my blog. So today is the day, the day I share with you the haircare duo that makes my hair feel uber soft and in good condition. I think I first saw these from one of Estee's (essiebutton) videos and new I wanted to try them. L'oreal released this line quite a while ago now, and I'm a huge fan of it. The ones I opt for out of the range are the Ultra Riche Replenishing & Taming Shampoo and Conditioner. Other options from the range include a formula for coloured hair, a bottle to control frizz and a version for dry brittle hair. Having fairly thick hair I like to keep it smooth and sleek and this duo works wonders for me. I can't even begin to count the amount of times I've repurchased these - although I have a tip for you - before you buy these check in both Boots and Superdrug because one of them often has an offer on. 

I've used this pairing all throughout my first year at university, and even when two of my best friends came to stay they used this and they could not get over how soft and healthy their hair felt. Literally imagine us all stroking each others hair and gasping at how silky smooth it was, and that's what you're left with. Also, the fact that this range comes in easy squeezable bottles where the products is constantly forced downwards means you can get every single last drop out of them. I honestly can't sing this duos praises enough, and can't see myself straying from these for a while yet. 

What haircare ranges are you a fan of?