Monday, 25 April 2016

Not your average makeup primer...

Most bloggers, makeup artists and even celebrities have been raving about a product most women wouldn't normally use as a primer before applying makeup. That product is.. drum roll please... 'Nivea for Men Post shave balm.' Please let me remind you one thing.. 'FOR MEN'. Either way, it works, and it is great. I was with my best friend Conor in Boots looking for this moisturiser and when I found it, he said he used to use it and would give me his. I felt very strange taking a product that my Grandad and best friend would normally use but gave it a go. You have to try things out that don't seem 'normal' every once in a while. This makes my skin feel SO soft and once I have applied my makeup, it feels like it won't budge. I would recommend you to use a primer after using this too if you wanted a really long lasting night out look but for the day time this is great on it's own. 

Have you ever tried this? What do you think?


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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Natural Deodrant!? Does it work?

I can't remember the first time I ever used deodorant, but it was a long, long time ago. For the majority of that time, I have always been a Sure user. Until now. I have been trying to get back into my fitness by running again which was my ultimate hobby in school. I take part in a 5K nearly every Saturday and I have also been taking part in charity runs. Hopefully one day I can take part in a half or full marathon. I have been trying to watch what I eat a lot more but I am a piggy and like a packet of crisps or chocolate bar every now and again. I watched one of Niomi Smart's YouTube videos about her training before her London Marathon. I love how dedicated she is to a healthy lifestyle and diet and seen she has a natural deodorant. This looked a bit strange to me and slightly gross but did a bit of research and when I was stocking up on a few things from Holland and Barrett I came across the deodorant she was talking about. 

'Salt of the earth' is a natural deodorant which is unscented and completely natural. It is made from Potassium Alum which is a natural mineral salt. Since reading about natural deodorants, there are so many benefits. Most 'normal' deodorants have chemicals in which blocks the sweat glands, and contain nasty chemicals. I always worry about what I am putting into my body but never really think about what I am putting onto my body which could be just as bad. 

To use, just rinse under water and then apply to the underarms. To make it last even longer, make sure to dry off the salt after each use. 

click here for 'Salt of the Earth' or here for more of a selection of natural deodorants.

Have you ever/ would you ever use a Natural deodorant?


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Friday, 22 April 2016

The Jungle Book Review

If you follow me on Instagram, 'candy__camera', you would of seen that last Friday, I went to see the new release 'The Jungle Book'. When I was younger I probably only watched the original once as I liked watching Princess films rather than animal ones so couldn't even remember the storyline. I wasn't interested in watching the new version but after meeting my friend for a meal we decided to head into the cinema. I really didn't think I was going to enjoy the film but in the end I really did. I wouldn't say it was the best film I have ever watched but it was a lovely storyline. There was a few 'scary' bits and I did squeal like a baby and hide my face with my scarf a few times so if you are taking small children, be aware it can get a bit jumpy. There was a family that walked out during the film as their child was scared. The film shown aspects of family, friendship, loyalties and strength and was a really powerful to watch. The main actor Neel Sethi was amazing, and so cute!!

Have you seen this film? What did you think?

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Morphe Palette Review

I probably have a list as long as my arm of products I want to buy and try out. One of them I was able to tick off the list was the Morphe brushes eyeshadow palette in 35W. There is a massive selection of different palettes and I really struggled to pick just one. For the amount of eyeshadows you get for less than £20 is incredible. This is a great way to build up your makeup kit if you are a makeup artist too. I am starting to do makeup on the side again and this palette has really came in handy. (Like my Facebook page 'Makeup by Mand' to see more.)  The colours are very pigmented and easily blendable which is a thumbs up from me. I have been loving using the far left handside colour most days, one dap of the brush and a sweep and your whole eyelid is covered. 

I bought my palette from Beauty Bay, and I was really impressed by their service and the delivery was super fast!

Have you bought any palettes from Morphe? Which are your favourites?



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Monday, 18 April 2016

Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill - Champagne Pop Review


I haven't posted for quite a while now, and even though I really wanted to get on the computer and start typing away, there just wasn't enough hours in the day as life took over. I'm hoping things will get better on the blogging front and I can start making time for it a lot more.

So now onto all things makeup. My favourite topic! I purchased the Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill ever famous 'Champagne Pop' a few months ago after a long time thinking should I, shouldn't I. But I took the plunge and clicked Finished shopping. £30 is a lot of money for a highlighter in my eyes, and what if I didn't like it? What if it didn't suit me? But luckily I did like it, I loved it. I think people were sick of hearing about this amazing highlighter I had bought but as soon as I started wearing it, I could see their jealous eyes wanting this fabulous glow on their skin. 

The consistency is quite creamy, suits my very pale skin tone and gives off the most beautiful glow unlike all the other highlighters I have purchased over the years. I have wore this highlighter every day since purchasing and it is a £30 well spent. I used to be the girl that wanted lots of makeup for a cheap price but I really think that spending a bit more money on the quality is a lot better than quantity. 

If you are like me and always love a good highlight, let me know what your favourites are!


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