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Beauty: Primark PS… InstaGirl Makeup & Revive Skincare Collections

Posted on May 12, 2017

Hi Guys!

It’s been at least a few years since I last tried any makeup from Primark, so when I heard about the new InstaGirl makeup range and Revive Skinare collection, I was intrigued to see how their products have come on over the last few years…

The InstaGirl Collection is described as a selfie-ready cosmetics range, comprising of 17 pieces to offer quick fixes for all of your prep and prime needs. The base products have been specifically designed with feature enhancing blue pigments that reflect light and brighten the skin tone, and they also promise to be to be ‘flash proof’ – nobody wants flashback when you’re trying to take a selfie 😀

The products themselves are very ‘now’ both in terms of the packaging and the colour palette Primark have used. The packaging is clean and minimalist – perfect for including in your Insta photos, and the shades are all muted nudes. Subtle yet pretty, this collection is clearly marketed at the selfie generation. – I just hope the products perform as well as they look.

For the complexion, I have the Face Protecting Prime & Anti Shine Balm, which is a compact containing a solid balm and a flat sponge applicator. As I’m sure you can guess, the balm is supposed to prime and prevent shine – well personally I can tell you it did an ok job for me, but I probably wouldn’t recommend it if you have particularly oily skin.

The Perfecting Stick, is a slightly different primer designed to minimise the appearance of pores. I actually quite liked this one, it did the job as a primer and definitely helped give my foundation a more flawless finish.

And the Flash Photo Powder, which is a translucent powder with light reflecting blue pigments for photo ready skin. This isn’t the worst product in the world, but it did look pretty white on my (already pale) skin – maybe this could work if you’re super pale and looking for a finishing powder though.

For lips, the Intense Liquid Lipstick I have is a gorgeous muted nude greige-pink, and matching Kissproof Lipliner Pencil in Nude Selfie. I really love the colour, and the formula is pretty decent considering the price. This isn’t the sort of liquid lipstick that dries down, but I don’t really see that as a problem. It gave great coverage with only one swipe, and lasted a good few hours before I needed to re-apply.

And I also have the Lip Plump Gloss – which is a bit of an oxymoron as it supposedly has a matte finish! This is a tingly, and cooling clear gloss with a light minty scent, that has an invisible finish. It gives a light plumping feeling, which is very similar to Too Faced’s Lip Injection Glosses but not quite as intense.

There’s also an InstaGirl Fragrance – of course. This is a sweet girly scent, that would definitely appeal to younger generations, and it’s the perfect size for your handbag.

And lastly I have the One Coat Nail Lacquer in shade Nude Selfie which matches the lip products nicely. This is actually a fantastic polish, only taking one coat for full opaqueness. It didn’t last particularly long before chipping but I can definitely overlook that for the sake of the price.

Prices for the InstaGirl Collection range from £1.50 for the Lip Liners up to £6.00 for the Face Palette.

And the Revive collection is Primark’s first beauty range specifically created to soothe the body, relax the mind and lift the soul. The six-piece collection contains body scrubs, energizing sprays and natural oils to help relieve the stresses of modern day life.

I have the ginger and lemon Energising Spray, which is perfect to use first thing in the morning – revitalising the senses in just one pump. And the Anti Stress Spray which contains Lavender, Geranium and Ylang Ylang which can be used to ease feelings of stress and tension.

The Rose & Peony Perfume Oil has been designed to use on the pulse points, offering a fresh yet gentle floral scent that can be worn on a daily basis. And lastly the Massage Oil, which is definitely my favourite product out of the Revive collection. It contains Olive, Sweet Almond, Safflower, Soybean and Rose Flower oils to revitalise, calm the mind and nourish the body from head to toe.

Prices range from £1.50 to £3.00 for the Revive collection.

Overall I’m really impressed. I must admit I didn’t have the highest of hopes for these products just because of the price point, but in fact both collections really are pretty decent, and considering the prices, I think they’re definitely worth a look.

Have you tried any of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Fashion: Autumn 2016 Accessories Update – Kurt Geiger / Skinnydip / ASOS

Posted on October 3, 2016

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Hi Guys!

It’s that time of year again where it’s starting to get cooler, the nights are drawing in and we’re all looking forward to Halloween! Yes Autumn is upon us, and I thought it was about time I did a little accessories update…

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The pièce de résistance of my latest bunch of goodies is without doubt my brand new Rink boots by Carvela Comfort at Kurt Geiger. I LOVE Kurt Geiger shoes and boots, and yes I know they can be on the expensive side but they’re well worth it. I’ve pretty much been living in a pair of glittery Carvela flats until they wore out, so now winter is looming, I’ve been on the hunt for some more season-appropriate footwear.

I was so pleased when I came across the Carvela Comfort range – I hadn’t even realised it existed until I started hunting around the site. It basically offers all the fabulous styling of the Carvela brand, whilst making comfort a priority.

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The gorgeous Rink Boots just jumped out at me – they’re made of soft black suede, with an awesome gunmetal grey sparkly glitter heel. I love that the heel is quite low (I can’t walk in high heels) making the boots look more dressy whilst still being comfortable.

And just look at this gorgeous scarf from Bianca Elgar! I’m a big fan of oversized scarves and wear them every autumn and winter – but silk scarves are new to me. I feel like this is more sophisticated than other scarves I have, and it feels gorgeous to wear. I can’t wait to pair this with some outfits!

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I also treated myself to a new Nali Bag from ASOS. When it comes to bags, I like something spacious (to hold all my precious things) and I also like a grab handle as well as a long strap – so you have plenty of options you know! This bag by Nali stood out to me because it pretty much ticked all the boxes for me, and it was also in the sale – bonus!

I then happened to come across some awesome stickers on the Skinnydip site, and thought they’d go perfectly with my new bag! If you’re a fan of customising your clothes and accessories, you can see all Skinnydip’s awesome stickers, badges and pins here.

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I also picked up this awesome Nope Hannah bag from Skinnydip while I was looking around the site. I love it so much!

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And yes I know it’s technically not a fashion accessory, but I had to include my new Paperchase cat pencil case from ASOS! It’s just so cute!

And finally I also picked up this sweet little Primark Necklace when I was last in London. Its rose gold coloured with grey sparkly triangles – and it was only £3.00!

I’d love to hear how you’ve been updating your wardrobe for autumn? I  hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples and items I bought myself

My Top Summer Nail Polishes!

Posted on August 1, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I seem to be constantly painting my nails this summer, maybe it’s because I’m out and about and doing more, therefore they’re chipping quicker? I don’t know. Maybe it’s just because I’m so indecisive! I’ve been changing my polish a couple of times a week for at least the last few weeks (whereas before I just used to remove it and not bother painting my nails again for a while) and I’ve noticed that out of my massive polish collection, I’ve been going for certain types of colours depending on my mood. I’ve narrowed my most used polishes down to three groups – Neons, Brights and Pastels. So here are my favourite polishes this summer…

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Top row –The Neons

  • Models Own Polish For Tans – Shades
  • Models Own – Orange Sorbet
  • P.S (Primark) Neon Pink
  • Models Own Polish For Tans – Sun Hat

As soon as the Models Own Polish For Tans collection arrived I knew I had to have them. But I didn’t buy any for some reason, I think I may have been on a spending ban? Anyway I was lusting after them for a while then I managed to grab a couple of the polishes from ASOS when they had a 20% off site-wide offer on – result! I already had Orange Sorbet, another neon that was released pre Tans collection and I also can’t stop reaching for my Primark polishes too! This un-named polish in neon pink it just the perfect cool-toned neon pink shade. The formula isn’t amazing but it was only £1 so I’m not complaining!

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Middle Row – The Brights

  1. Model’s Own – Pukka Purple
  2. Model’s Own Hyper Gel – Blue Glint
  3. Beauty UK – Pretty in Pink
  4. Beauty UK – Daffodil Delight
  5. P.S (Primark) Bright Magenta

If I’m not in the mood for a neon shade I’ll often take one step down the brightness scale and head towards the bright shades in my collection. I have another gorgeous Primark polish in here in an amazing bright Magenta colour, and I’m also a big fan of the Models Own Hyper Gels, especially Blue Glint, it’s such a gorgeous intense blue shade! I have a couple of Beauty UK polishes in here too, I’m especially fond ofDaffodil Delight, it’s such a great colour to put you in a good mood!

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Bottom Row – The Pastels

  1. Essie – Not Just a Pretty Face
  2. Tanya Burr – Penguin Chic
  3. Barry M – Baby Pink
  4. Sleek Loves Gel Nails – Smokin’ Violet
  5. Essie – We’re In It Together

And lastly the pastels, these are just so easy to wear, you don’t have to worry so much if the colour is going to clash with your outfit or skin tone. I also love to wear a muted coloured pastel, such as Tanya Burr’s Penguin Chic with a bright summery outfit. 🙂

So that’s about if for my favourite Summer nail polishes! I’d love to hear which polishes you’ve been reaching for? xxx

Dirty Thirty and OOTD

Posted on February 24, 2013

Yesterday I went to Biddy’s Tea Room  with some friends for a surprise gathering of afternoon tea for my good friend Brookie’s 30th birthday!

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Biddy’s is a beautiful vintage themed tea room in the centre of Norwich, they sell fabulous homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches. You can even have a mad hatters tea party and Biddy’s will provide you with vintage hats to dress up in!

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Apart from the cake (of course) my favourite thing was the Norfolk ham, brie and chilli jam sandwiches, it was a taste sensation! 😀

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My outfit: ASOS Neon Aztec Snood (now out of stock), H&M Vest, Next Bootcut Jeans, Zara Leather Jacket (last season) Schuh Pluto Ankle Boots, Balenciaga Giant Gold Velo Bag.

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We then took Claire for a look round the shops, while two of the others crept back to her house to decorate it before we came back 🙂

I bought these lovely Aztec Mocassin Flats from Schuh for £28

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And this awesome acid wash denim shirt with silver studs and spikes from Primark for £13, what a bargain!!

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So I decided to wear it for our night out (with Lime Crime Centrifuchsia Lipstick and a vintage necklace)

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We hit the town in our party outfits, sporting Dame Edna style wacky shades, we couldn’t see a thing and drank way too much, it was a great night!!

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Happy birthday Brookie! xxxxx

(Don’t forget I’m also running a giveaway on my facebook page to win a silver necklace!)