Saturday, 29 October 2011

Maybeline Falsies reviewed!

I've been trying out a lot of mascaras recently to help my short, straight lashes look perfect! The Mayebline Falsies has been out for a while now and i've had my tube a few months now and it's still going strong! 

I have the 'Black Drama' one but it is also available in a waterproof formula. The brush is curved so it fits my lashes really well to lengthen them and give a good amount of curl. I do curl my lashes before I use any mascara and the Falsies holds a curl really well throughout the day. I don't find that it flakes off and is also very easy to remove. You do get a lot of product on the brush but i don't find it overly clumpy although some people may find it too much. I use 2 coats but any more it does start to look slightly clumpy but still wearable in my opinion. All in all I really do love this mascara, it is the one I always go back to because it is great for everyday but you can also create a more dramatic look for nights out.

I would give it 4/5

Mayebline Falsies retails for £8.19 and is available at all good stockists.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

NOTD - Purple spots!

This afternoon i was pretty bored since I have a week off from University so I thought I would paint my nails a little bit different :)
Purple is one of my favourite colours and I think these turned out pretty well! The base colour I used was Barry M Nail Paint in Berry Ice-Cream. It took two coats and then I used 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish in Royal Indigo to do the spots.
To actually get the spots I used a bent hair pin and the point was the perfect size to get small spots on each nail. I also put Sally Hansons Diamond Shine as a top coat which added a nice shine on top. I really like the way this turned out and will definitely be trying this with different colours because it was really easy to do and I really like the effect :)

Monday, 24 October 2011

Garnier BB Cream Reviewed!

This review is going to be on a new buzz product by Garnier, their version of the Asain Beauty BB Cream. Now i have never tried the original BB Cream since it's not available in the UK unless you get it on ebay. So when this came out i was very excited to try it and see what the BB Cream hype was all about! It claims to combine the benefits of skincare and make-up in one step! So does it really work?
I've been using the product for almost a month now and i can definitely say that it has made my skin feel better! I've been using it pretty mch everyday since i bought it instead of wearing foundation (unless i'm having a really bad skin day!).
It pretty much looks like a normal tinted moisturiser but unlike many others that i've tried this actually gives you a decent amount of coverage as well as making your skin feel smoother, I would say its a light/medium coverage but is buildable. For me it evens out my skintone and makes my skin look brighter which is needed first thing in the morning! It doesn't cover all blemishes so i just put some concealer over any troublesome spots and i'm good to go. I do feel the need to set it with a powder because i have oily skin but i think it would last all day on someone with normal skin without powder. 
All in all i'm very impressed with this product, it's a great alternative to wearing foundations everyday which isn't great for your skin but still gives you the coverage you need without feeling cacky. When i'm wearing it I feel like i just have a normal moisturiser on. The only downside is that it only comes in two shades, light or medium. I chose light since i'm pretty pale and it looks fine but anyone paler than me may struggle. Although saying that it is easy to blend out to get a natural finish. I seriously can't say enough good things about this product and would definitely recommend! 

Garnier's BB Cream retails at £9.99 but is available at Superdrug right now for £7.99

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Gym Class Heroes

So as the title says this post is about Gym Class Heroes! I've been a fan of the band for a while now, i used to listen to them a lot in High School and i can definitely say that their music has gotten me through some tough times. Even though i wouldn't say they are my favourite band anymore, because my tastes have changed a lot as i've gotten older i couldn't say no when i found out that they were going to be playing in the UK. So Saturday was the night and it was going to be my first gig at The Cockpit in Leeds, which seems strange since i've been to a lot of gigs over the past few years!

So we arrived in Leeds a bit after 5pm and came out of the train station and The Cockpit is pretty much next door, we could see the tour bus and some roadies walking around so decided to go and get some food and a wonder round Leeds for a bit. We went to McDonalds and whilst we were in the queue the guy next to me said to his friend 'Isn't that Travie McCoy?' so i turned round and it was! He was with two burly men, we didn't go outside because he was already on the otherside of the road. After McDonalds we sat on some seats and had a chat and kept an eye out for the rest of the band but no look. Anyway here's a picture of us pre-show.

 So we got to the venue at 6:30 ish and doors opened at 7 and the queue was pretty short which was good. When we got in the room was almost empty and there was no barrier. We were second row and i had one short girl in front of me then the stage! The first support act was a MC who also played guitar, he was alright but a bit boring. Then we had The Skints who were a reggae band and i enjoyed them. It was very different from any band i'd seen before.
Then Gym Class Heroes came on, Dejesus was there waving is flag as he does and i got an alright picture of it.
I really enjoyed the set they played a good mix of new and old songs, included two of my favourite old songs Taxi Driver and Papercuts. Travie kept coming really close to the edge of the stage and puting his hand out and everyone was trying to grab on. I was looking enough to hold is hand a few times. It was so hot in there i no doubt look a bit of a mess but that didn't really bother me since i was having a great time! Here and some pictures which i'm pretty pleased with showing how close we were since i didn't even need to zoom in for these!
I'm so happy with that picture, i can't get over how good it is! Eric was stood right in front of me and kept smiling when he saw me singing along to pretty much every word.
For the encore they did Clothes Off, and half way through Dejesus jump into the crowd twice! On his second jump he was stood right next to me and i got to touch is afro which was pretty cool! All in all it was a great night, the venue was pretty small and the whole crowd was having a really good time. I was happy that i've finally gotten to see them and that they were on form! I took a lot of pictures but didn't want to fill this already very long post with loads of pictures!