Review - Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in RSVP

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Ever since the release of the Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow* I've been intrigued by them but unfortunately I could never justify spending £15.50 on one eyeshadow shade - especially on a student budget! I was really excited when I saw this little gem in my goodie bag and an event a couple of months ago!

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in RSVP

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in RSVP

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in RSVP

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in RSVP

RSVP is such a great, versatile shade that looks great on it's own or as a base for powder eyeshadows. Once blended out on the lid it looks a lot lighter than in the pan and is a lovely shimmery shade with tones of pink. It's not a bold colour but adds a little bit of something to the eye for a natural and subtle look. It works really well as a single shade, brightening and opening up the eye, but is also a great base for neutral eyeshadow shades. 

I've been applying it using my finger and then blending it out with a buffing brush which I find works really well. It also layers really well using this method so you can get your desired coverage really easily. Although this eyeshadow is said to be 'creaseless' I have found it to crease on some occasions. Not in a way that is overly noticeable, but still noticeable none the less. It is however really easy to blend back out again so if this does happen a quick sweep over the eyelid will sort it out! When use as a base for powder eyeshadows it's great! It keeps the shadow in place without letting it crease and also allows for easy blending of the colours. Before trying this product I thought £15.50 was a little too much for a single eyeshadow but after trying it and becoming aware of it being great not only as a single eyeshadow, but also as a base colour, I think I would happily purchase another shade!

Have you tried this or any other shade from this range?

Kelsey xx

*pr sample

Review - Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar

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I'm a hugggeeee fan of Lush, particularly their bath bombs and bubble bars. As soon as I heard their Christmas stock had appeared I knew I had to pop in to my local Lush and see what treats they had come up with. Candy Mountain caught my eye immediately. It's pink, glittery and smells divine! A lovely, girly bubble bar. I kept it tucked away in my room for a few days after purchasing it and the scent made my room smell great!
Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar

Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar

Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar

Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar

This bubble bar contains vanilla and the overall scent is really sweat, girly and kind of reminds me of love heart sweets (though I could be completely wrong!). The pink colour of the bubble bar transfers in to the water to create a very subtle pink tone to the water and bubbles. The glitter doesn't at all transfer in to the water so if you're a bit scared of coming out the bath looking like a glitter ball there is no chance of this.

I'm never sure how much bubble bar you're meant to use per bath, but I normally manage to make it last about 5-6 baths and this gives enough bubbles for me. I snapped the top peak of this bubble bar and crumbled it under the hot tap. It gave a lovely layer of subtle pink bubbles that lasted the entire bath, not to mention the lovely scent that filled the entire bathroom!

This bubble bar costs £2.65 which is an absolute bargain! I will definitely be purchasing another and keeping myself stocked up on it for as long as possible!

Have you taken a peek and the Lush Christmas stock yet?

Kelsey xx

Review - Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover

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I normally remove my eye makeup remover with my normal cleanser but thought I'd try an eye makeup remover for the more stubborn eye makeup and times when I'm wearing rather heavy makeup, just to make the cleansing process a little easier. I picked up this Nivea product as it was reasonably priced and I was intrigued by the two layers. The product packaging stated that it was suitable for all skin types which suited me lovely!
Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover

Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover

One of the layers is oil based which helps to remove and breakdown waterproof makeup. The other layer is water based and this helps to remove the makeup and prevent the product leaving an oily feel behind. The first thing I noticed when using this product was how difficult is water to mix the layers together. It takes quite a lot of force to get them mixed properly but I'm sure it's great for the bingo wings! You also need to remix it in between each cotton pad as it separates really quickly and this can be a bit of a pain. 

In terms of how effective it is does seem to depend on what eye makeup I'm wearing. Eyeshadow washes straight off but mascara, liquid and pencil eyeliners can take a bit of work. Even after using this product there can be some mascara residue left over. It does however leave a lovely soft eye area and no oily residue but, in all honesty, I think my normal cleanser is more effective than this which is a bit of a shame. I don't think I will repurchase this product but I will continue using it just to remove the bulk of my eye makeup before going in with the cleanser. 

The bottle contains 125ml of product for £3.59 which should last a good couple of months.

What is your favourite eye makeup remover? Have you tried this one?

Kelsey xx

A little Mac purchase

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The other day I popped to my local Mac counter to pick up one of the lipsticks from the Retro Matte collection. Unfortunately the colour I wanted was out of stock so as soon as I got home I nipped on my laptop to check if it was still available online. Luckily it was (yay!), but then came the dilemma of deciding whether to pay for delivery or buy two lipsticks and getting free delivery. After talking to a couple of bloggers and obviously came to the decision to buy two lipsticks which meant picking my second lipstick. My Mac lipstick wishlist is hugee right now but I finally picked Chatterbox as I'm currently loving pinky lipsticks right now. I think they look so lovely teamed with a smokey eye for a night out or to add a pop of colour during the day. The shade I picked from the Retro Matte collection was Flat Out Fabulous which is a lovely deep pinky purple colour which will look great during fall and winter but will still be easy to wear during summer.

Have you bought anything from Mac lately?

Kelsey xx


Review - Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick 24

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So a few weeks ago I was browsing Boots and picked up this lipstick on a bit of a whim as I think there was some sort of offer on. I had had my eye on the Bourjois Shine Edition Lipsticks for a while as the packaging looked so lovely but hadn't decided on a shade. The shade I ended up going for was 24, it's a lovely raspberry pink with a hint of purple to it. It's a great every day shade as it's quite subtle so goes with quite a few looks. The colour is great as it is light enough for a lovely summer look but will also look great in the colder months too. I've been wearing it a lot to lectures to add a little bit of colour without looking over the top!

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick 24

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick 24

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick 24

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick 24

I love the packaging and far prefer it to the Rouge Edition Lipstick packaging. The mirrored effect makes it looks a lot more expensive and looks great amongst your lipstick collection. I also like the way Bourjois have added the shade colour to the bottom of the bullet as it makes it super easy to find the colour in the morning. 

The lipstick itself is super moisturing which is great. I haven't been using lipbalm under the lipstick because I just haven't had to. When applied it looks really shiny and healthy. Although I haven't tried the Revlon Lip Butters this very much reminds me of them. The colour is quite sheer, which is something I don't usually go for, but with this shade it works for me. You can build the colour up quite well also which is great. The colour lasts really well but being quite glossy you do have to reapply after eating and drinking, although this really isn't a problem. It currently retails for £7.99 but is on offer in Boots atm!
After try this I can't wait to get my hand on some others from this collection.

Have you tried them? What colours do you recommend?

Kelsey xx

A Little Update!

Hello! I haven't done an update post for a while so I thought the blog was due one and it also gives me a chance to explain where I've been this week!

So, last week I moved back to Chester for my third year of uni. I'd already had my keys for about a month as I'd moved from another house in Chester, but last week was me officially moving in! Being my normal self I left packing all my stuff up til the last minute which was really stressful. I never realise how much stuff I have until I have to pack it all up. I have a huge Soap & Glory bag full of just hair stuff, one full of body stuff and then one of those 'bags for life' full of skincare. I'm most definitely one of those 'pack it just in case' types of people. Not to mention I had to sit on my suitcase whilst I zipped it up because it was so jam packed. I also couldn't decide what makeup to bring so just packed all my muji drawers and brought it all, haha!

So I packed the car up and arrived at the house to find there was no internet! Me and my housemates fiddled with the router a bit but couldn't get it to work so decided we would need to phone the internet company up. It was a Saturday evening so we had to wait til Monday and when we finally rang them they told us that the external line was broke so we would have to wait for them to repair it :( 4 days later we finally had internet back! I had a few blog posts planned for this week which I obviously couldn't write up and I couldn't watch catchup tv either (student essential, obviously!) It's actually slightly worrying how much I missed the internet, haha!

I've nearly finished unpacking so I'm hoping to get a room tour post up soon and I have some lipstick, haircare and skincare posts planned too! I was really annoyed about being so absent from my blog this past week but will be getting a post up tomorrow, yay!

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Kelsey xx


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