A Rather Successful Trip to TK Maxx – Mini Haul!

Hi my lovelies,

Happy Friday! (Or is it Fri-Yay?!)

Is is just me, or has TK Maxx massively stepped up its game recently? All I used to find were damaged palettes, ten million nail polishes and the odd gem that is actually really good. They seem to have had somewhat of a beauty and makeup overhaul over the last few months, and I’m finding more and more bargains in my local store!

So here’s what I picked up from TK Maxx on my last trip. Spoiler: I saved a ton of money!

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The Best Beauty Blending Sponge?? Beauty Blender VS Real Techniques VS Spectrum Collections!

Hi my lovelies,

So this is a post that that’s been in the works for a couple of weeks, and pretty requested from you guys since I first mentioned it! I’ve been testing out the Beauty Blender against the Real Techniques and the Spectrum Collections make up sponges for a good few weeks now, and I think I can talk about the pros and cons of all three now!

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What I did: They say your foundation can only be as good as the tools you use to apply it, so I gave all three of these a try with two foundations – one high street (Revlon Colorstay) and one higher end (Clinique Beyond Perfecting), and I used my usual concealer and powder combos with them too!

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What’s in my makeup bag? (Part one)

So you guys wanted to see what was in my makeup bag. Easy task, I thought, to show you all what beauty and makeup products I use a lot. I was so wrong.

I didn’t realise just how many products I own, let alone use on the regular. So I’ve decided to split this post up into three parts, with different parts focusing on different products. I want to tell you about this stuff, rather than just listing off names, so splitting this post up seemed like the most sensible option.

So on to the first part! – Brushes, Bases and Powders!

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High End Haul – January Sales edition!

Hi everyone! I’m back with another haul post!

This one is all about the higher end stuff that I bought in the sales, or just with the little bit of spare cash I  had from christmas presents etc. I did a high street version of this post, the link to that post is HERE and the video link to that one is HERE if you want to look at the more affordable items I bought, but this post is all about the higher quality products that I bought.

Let’s start with some Clinique, as it’s my favourite brand for beauty.

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Review: Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials brushes!

Happy 2016 my lovelies! I hope you all had a fantastic new year!

January is a fresh start for some people, but for me , new year means new beauty products!

As a beauty addict, great brushes are a must have for me. I recently got the Real Techniques Bold metals essentials brushes, (for the fab price of £25 at Boots – get them quickly, they could be gone!). They come with an adorable little clutch (not pictured) and are part of Real Techniques new range of higher quality, more professional brushes (and come with a price tag to match!)

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The brushes included in the set are:

  • 103 angled powder brush (set exclusive)
  • 200 oval shadow brush
  • 300 tapered blush brush

The larger powder brush is quite a bit bigger than the brushes I normally use, but the bristles are super soft and it’s easy to use. It’s useful for powder, blush, and bronzer but I still find myself reaching for a smaller brush instead of this.

The blusher brush is just fab, perfect for precise application of blush and/or setting powder if you like a smaller brush for that. I absolutely adore the rose gold finish (I have to admit, that’s what attracted me to these brushes in the first place!)

The eyeshadow brush is quite large, again, larger than I am used to, but I do like the size. It’s perfect for sweeping shadow over the whole of your lids, or highlighting shadow across your brow bone. However, it is too large to use for precision and detail.

All the brushes are balanced, meaning they’re comfortable to hold despite them being really long handled. The bristles are lovely and soft, not scratchy at all against my skin, while still being sturdy enough for good application.

The clutch that comes with them is good for storage, but I probably can’t see myself using it as a handbag. It’ll come in handy when i’m travelling to carry around all of my brushes, though.

Overall, These are well worth the £25 i paid for the set, but I probably wouldn’t shell out the high prices for the brushes separately (the blush brush is £24 on its own!)

Let me know what you guys think of the brushes, if you’ve used them, or bought any of the other brushes in the range down in the comments! Any other makeup brushes you swear by? Let me know!

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