Review: SEVENTEEN Skin Wow Concealer

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Hi everyone! Today I’m doing something new on my blog, a review!

I recently got the SEVENTEEN Skin Wow Concealer, and I was so eager to try it out.

The packaging is just gorgeous, it looks and feels more expensive then it actually is, and for only £4.99 you can’t really go wrong. It comes with a brush tip, and you have to click it to pump the liquid concealer to the brush. I got it in the shade medium too.

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I’ve never used a concealer like this before so I was so excited to try this out. It took quite a while to actually pump it out but once the concealer got to the brush part it was fine.

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Ignore the rest of my face but this is what it looked like before blending, I was impressed by how light the consistency was on my face, it didn’t feel heavy at all. Once I blended it I was pleasantly surprised at the coverage, it got rid of any dark circles or veins. It created a highlight under my eyes so I looked wide awake and fresh. To be honest, at the price it was, I wasn’t expecting it to be amazing, but I really do like it and I’m very impressed with it. I think it represents great value for money and is a great addition to my makeup collection.

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I love using this concealer and I’ve been using it everyday since I got it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants a light but good coverage concealer. I hope you enjoyed this post! Bye! x

Here’s where you can buy the product:

http://www.boots.com/en/SEVENTEEN-Skin-WOW-Concealer_1824448/

http://www.seventeennews.com/

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Today’s Makeup: 7/8/16

Hi! So if you followed the link from my post about London Day 1, you’ll be here to see what makeup I wore that day, or if you just stumbled upon this page hello!

This is what makeup I wore today: and if you click on each product it’ll bring you to where you can buy it.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer

Collection Contour and Highlight Palette

Bourjois Blusher in ‘Rose d’Or’

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter

Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara

Natural Collection Lip Gloss in ‘Turkish Delight’

So that is what I wore today, I don’t think it was too much and also all of the products are very affordable, I love all of them!

Collab ♡ Diary of a Day – Dublin Adventures

 

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulousssss day! Today’s post is a good un’, it’s a collaboration with a lovely girl (my new internet friend ;)), who’s blog you have to check out, here’s a link to her page: Marshmallow Skye!

We had the idea to do today’s post as if it were a diary entry. The day I’ve chosen is last Sunday, as it was the day after my brother’s birthday and my family went out to Ireland’s capital, Dublin, to celebrate!

At 9a.m on Sunday morning I woke up to the sound of ducks quacking, which (don’t ask why), is the noise I set my alarm to make. God knows why… Who possibly enjoys waking up to the sound of a flock of angry ducks quacking you awake? I certainly don’t, so don’t ask me why I chose such an absurd and utterly ridiculous alarm noise to wake me up. Anyway, I got up out of bed and tiptoed past my still-fast-asleep (despite the quacking ducks) friend Hayley, who had slept over at my house the night before, and I quickly hopped in the shower.

About thirty minutes later I was washed, dressed and ready to dry my hair. Everyone in my family has been borrowing my hairdryer recently, as my mum’s broke, and it is INFURIATING! I never know where it is! Anyway (x2), I dried and curled my hair and went back upstairs to put on makeup. I didn’t put on much as I was in a rush, so all I used was the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, the Collection contour and highlight kit, some eyeshadows from Revolution’s ‘Girls on Film; palette, Rimmel’s ‘Wake Me Up’ mascara and a nude lip gloss by Seventeen.

We left for Dublin at around 11a.m and dropped Hayley back home on the way there.

We were planning on going shopping in Dublin but since the weather was hot and sunny (for Ireland..), we decided to drive to Howth first, which is a beautiful seaside town on Dublin’s coastline. One thing I love about Dublin is that it’s a major city right beside the sea! Here are some pictures I took: (please give credit if you use them).

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The atmosphere was amazing and everyone that was there seemed to be having as much of a lovely time as I did. We went into the Howth Market, where there were people selling all different kinds of things, especially food. There was one company there selling crazy popcorn flavours, e.g. cinnamon, oreo, mixed berry.

After pottering around Howth for a while we decided to drive into the city, to go shopping. The weather stayed beautiful the entire time we were there. We decided to split up once we got there, as everyone wanted to go to different places. So my brother (Sam) and his girlfriend (Courtney) went off to do their thing, my Dad went off to whatever shops he likes, and my mum and me went to Tiger, Penneys/Primark, Forever 21, M&S and Burger King… (for a quick snack). I’ve heard good things about the Penneys/Primark liquid lipsticks, so I got one.

About 2 and a half hours later we decided it was time for a meal, we had all had a good look around and we were all starving. We were originally planning on going to a vegan restaurant, as my brother, his girlfriend, and my dad all don’t eat meat or dairy, but we soon found out that it was closed, so we had to find somewhere else. We had a good look around for a nice place to eat until we came across this cute little sushi restaurant called Zakura, the prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was good.

I ordered the chicken ramen, here’s what it looked like:

I really did enjoy it, but it was so so spicy that it was hurting me to eat any more by the end. The quantity was massive, but it was definitely enjoyable despite me not being able to finish it for it being too spicy! I would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant, for anyone interested, Zakura is located on Camden Street on the South side of Dublin.

It was quite late by the time we were finished eating, but we weren’t going home yet! My brother who is into music, and is a very talented guitarist and singer, wanted to sing at an open mic night, in a pub in Dublin. I was sceptical at first as I was so tired and didn’t even know if I’d get in, but it was fine, and I actually had a great time in the end. Everyone that sang there was very talented and friendly. There were so many different types of people there from different countries and I really enjoyed myself, as did everyone else.

Here’s a picture of my brother singing 😉

I really hope you enjoyed this post, and don’t forget to read Marshmallow Skye‘s! Hers is a very exciting one!

Bye for now x

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Reasons to Use Coconut Oil ♥︎

Hellooooo, this post is going to be a health/beauty, because you can’t go wrong right? I also think this post could help a lot of people, so here it is! Reasons why you need coconut oil in your life. If the smell of coconut isn’t your cup of tea, I would maybe avoid this post.

About a month ago my dad purchased some virgin coconut oil, it cost around €10 and he got it from a health food shop. I’m pretty sure you can get it in Tesco and almost every shop, but make sure it’s raw/virgin coconut oil. Here’s what it looks like:

Yup, I know, not exactly beautiful but we’re focusing on what’s inside at the moment.

1. It is amazing for  your skin. It contains Vitamin E which prevents cracking on your skin, it repairs wear and tear on, and prevents wrinkles. Some people would use coconut oil as a cleanser, but it can also be used as a moisturiser, which is mainly what I use it for. Before I go to bed I apply a small amount on my hand and gently massage it into my skin. If you have drier skin you could try aloe vera which contains 18 amino acids, shea butter or beeswax. If you have oily skin you could try ylang ylang oil, tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender essential oil. The coconut oil glides onto my skin and can feel a little greasy but by the morning your skin feels soft and luscious.

2. It can also be used for dry or cracked lips. It works amazingly. Better than any lip balm I’ve ever purchased. It glides onto the lips, and dissolves quite quickly. I would recommend only using a small amount on your lips because for some reason it melts and if you use a lot it could drip and let’s be honest, that’s a teeny bit disgusting. It also smells beautiful (if you like the smell of coconut, obvz…) and it makes me tempted to eat it, which brings me onto my next point.

3. You can eat it… I don’t know if you would want to but you can. It would mostly be used in cooking, in dishes or as an alternative to butter or frying oils. I looked into a bit more detail on this point and found some interesting facts. Coconut oil is very high in saturated fats, which isn’t a terrible thing. These saturated fats are good for your immune system and help to fight off bacteria. They can also lower cholesterol levels. As coconut oil is rich in saturated fats it is extremely high in calories, so I wouldn’t go mad eating it. I personally disliked the taste and texture of just eating it plain, and spat it out almost immediately. A good idea would be to incorporate a spoonful or so into your food (smoothie, milkshake for example) every so often as it’s very good for your health.

4. You can use it as a hair conditioner, or hair mask. The oils in it can treat your hair and it’s so good for the ends, i.e. if you have split ends it could do them some good. As it is rich in fatty acids it nourishes the hair and scalp. It can also be fun to cover your hair in coconut oil!!

So there you have it! There are four reasons to love coconut oil, I hope you enjoyed and I hope that this post was helpful. Bye for now x

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Collab ♡ – June Favourites

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a good day. Today’s post is going to be about my June Favourites, and it will be a collaboration with my best friends Holly and Hayley, I’ll link their blogs at the end. I’m going to start with beauty products, so let’s get to it!

1. Ok so I only bought this a few days ago, but I’m already in love with it. I’ve wanted to buy this for ages since I saw it in a makeup tutorial and I loved the look it created, so I decided to get it. I’ve never bought anything by Bourjois Paris before so I was so excited to try this out. I purchased a blush in the shade ‘Rose D’or’. It’s a light pinky shade, it’s very pigmented and glittery but so so pretty. It’s so light and it also smells amazing!

2. Another thing I was loving in June was this moisturiser, I got it on special offer so I was beyond happy. It’s by Garnier, and it’s called a moisture bomb, it’s SPF 10 and it smells of pomegranate, which is HEAVENLY. The reason I love this so much is because it doesn’t feel greasy, or oily, (like other moisturisers I’ve used) but it doesn’t feel like it’s not doing anything, It glides onto the skin and feels smooth. I love this and would highly recommend this to anyone that has oily skin, for dry skin you may need something a little thicker as this is quite runny. It comes with a pump also, which I would have included in the photo, but it’s all grossly covered in product xD

3. The next thing I have to rave about are these Revolution brushes, first of all, I want to talk about how amazing the price was. I got a beauty blender, and three brushes for £15! (I was in Northern Ireland at the time). I purchased them from Superdrug, and I’ve never been happier about spending that much money on brushes before (£15 is a lot to me okay! xD)

   

The first brush is the ‘powder sculpt and blend brush’ and it’s a big and fluffy brush.

The second brush is a ‘cheek and highlight sculpt and blend brush’ and in this brush the bristles are more compact and also angled and this is amazing for blending.

The last brush is the ‘ultra metals eyeshadow blender’, I particularly love this brush because of the long fluffy bristles that are ideal for blending eyeshadow. And can we also talk about how beautiful these brushes are? Look at that gold 😍  I also got a black beauty blender with the brushes but you all know what they look like!

4. Another beauty product I purchased lately was this nail varnish, by Kylie Jenner in the Sinful Colours range, and I got it in the shade ‘Kitty Pink’, I love this nail varnish so much because it was only £3, but it feels like really nice quality and I love the fact that it dries matte.

Here is the shade wet and dry.

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5. Another thing I’ve been loving this month is watching movies, (obviously I love watching movies any day, but considering it’s June/July, the weather has been awful, and I’ve enjoyed curling up and watching movies. So here are three of my favourites this month.

Firstly Notting Hill, because it’s a classic, a feel-good film, a COSY film (the best kind), and how cute is Hugh Grant??? If you haven’t already seen this rom-com, you need to!

Secondly I’ve been loving this movie, Catch Me If You Can, which surprisingly not many people have heard of, considering it’s an amazing movie, and considering it has two massive Hollywood actors in it, Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio (LEOOOOO) and it is produced by Steven Spielberg. It follows the real-life story of Frank Abagnale, a con-man, ‘master of deception’, who runs away from home after a family crisis and somehow he cons his way into becoming a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer at the age of 17, without training to be a pilot, or a doctor, and without going to law school. He turns out to be the biggest bank robber in history, by forging cheques and charming his way through people. If you love action movies, fun films, and staring at young Leonardo DiCaprio, you’ll love this movie.

The last movie is an anime, created by Studio Ghibli. I’m not going to go into too much detail on this movie because we’ll be here forever, and this movie is too jam-packed full of randomness, but you need to watch it. Be it with an English dub, or watch it properly in Japanese with English subtitles. This movie is one of many from the famous Japanese anime studio, Studio Ghibli. The most famous is probably ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, which I assume more people will have heard of. This movie is intriguing, wacky, weird, and would appeal to most people.

6. I also took a little trip down memory-lane the other day, and came across my old Nintendo DS, which I used to be obsessed with. I immediately turned it on and started playing loads of my old games. Here are some of my favourites!

 

It’s like visiting an old friend, and is such a genius form of entertainment, because you don’t need wifi (what even was wifi in those days?), you don’t need anything but your DS and a game. Remember Pictochat?!

7. The last thing on my June Favourites list are these earrings that my besties Holly and Hayley got for me 💕  They’re little dangly earrings, in the shape of light-bulbs. I love them! I believe they’re from Claire’s.

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you want to hear about my friend’s favourites then check out their amazing blogs! Holly’s blog: http://holly5901.blogspot.ie/ Hayley’s blog: http://mylifeashayleyblogg.blogspot.ie/

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Email: holly592001@gmail.com 

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Email : hayleyo5901@icloud.com

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