10 under £10. 

This post is for all of you coupon clipping, points collecting, freebie grabbing cheap skates who realise that a decimal point all the way to the right doesn’t always equate quality. 
So if pay day seems a hella long way away but you need a carb/cheese free pick me up then get ready to sofa surf for some spare change and get your little butts down the high street. 
My top 10 under £10. 
  
Collection lasting perfection concealer £4.19 
Make up revolution vivid blush lacquer £3 
Revlon color burst lip butter £7.99
Maybelline 24h colour tattoo £4.99
Bourjois healthy mix foundation £9.99
Rimmel kate moss scandaleyes £7.49 
Make up revolution flawless palette £8 
Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser £7.99 
Sleek brow kit £8.49 
Rimmel scandaleyes thick and thin eyeliner £5.49. 
Phew! That was hard, but these are deffo 10 under £10 I’d recommend everyone has in their collection. I reach for these constantly and I will most definitely repurchase when these little stars eventually run out. 
Do you own any of these? Which are your favourites? 
Let me know in the comments. 
Lots of love 
Clo
Xx 

Bare skin, Bare minerals, pure brightening serum foundation review. 

Spring has sprung, and I’ve tossed my full coverage foundations to the back of the drawer with gleeful abandonment. 

However, I’m not prepared to go bare faced just yet and I’m still to try CC or DD creams. 
I know, late to the party or what? 
So I looked in the depths of my make up station and shopped my stash and I rediscovered this bad boy. 
  
The premise behind this base product is that it melds the concept of a traditional foundation with the added benefit of anti-ageing properties. 
Now I hate to start with a negative but I do not feel this is as revolutionary as it claims to be as I do not feel that you could replace your serum with this product alone. 
The skin brightening claim is slightly misleading as yes it does brighten upon wearing it but I have not seen any long term effects from using the product (nor would I want to) 
So now I’ve got that that off my chest lets get onto the good news. 
This super light product is an extremely fluid foundation that feels almost greasy when applied to the back if your hand. This is not a horrible feeling but feels rather wet.
I would not describe this as watery in its consistency as it feels slightly more slippery and tacky to touch. 
  
However I am happy to disclose that this product contains no    
water, oil, silicone, parabens, or fragrance. 
It’s a very hard texture to describe and I think I’ve tried every adjective I know to attempt it. 
I will tell you that you will have to shake the bottle vigorously as the pigment does separate from the liquid. 
The product applies beautifully to the skin and upon application feels matte. This quickly dries into a beautiful dewy glow. The product completely unified colouration on my face but did not cover blemishes with one layer. 
In order to cover spots or blemishes, coverage will need to be built. Which is good news for us as this can easily be done. It starts with sheer coverage and with the use of a triangle foundation brush or stippling brush can be built to a medium coverage simply by adding more drops to the back of your hand. I’d recommend two drops for sheer, and up to four for medium. Any more and it can become cakey. 
Here’s how it looked on me when I applied it. From bare-faced, blended and full face on. 
  
The product blends easily on the skin and I hardly require a beauty blender to buff out the edges, however I do love using this product in conjunction with a darker foundation to achieve that Kimmy K look. 
You can watch that here
The colour range is amazing with twenty shades and at £26 it is not ridiculously expensive for the quality of the product. 
I wear bare porcelain which is the palest shade but there is a really good range of shades for women of colour. Finally! 
It has an SPF of 20 which is amazing at protecting your skins from those invisible rays as sun damage is the main cause of premature ageing. 
The overall finish feels like you’re wearing no makeup at all and leaves the most beautiful dewy finish. I particularly like this when my skin is dry as it does not settle and die in my dry patches. 
I personally don’t think those with oily skin will love this due to the slippery greasy feel on the skin. 
I understand there is a brush that is sold with it but after talking to friends who had purchased both they told me to save my money. They stated that the brush drank the foundation and that it was a wasteful purchase. 

        So a very good foundation for those who require a natural, light, no make up feel foundation with adequate SPF and shade range. 


      Let me know if you like this product in the comments. Do you agree that this is a great Spring foundation?


      Lots of love


      Clo


      Xx


      Fake tan tip- The Tanger. 

      So, this is going to be a really short post for me, which is unusual so savour this moment peeps! 


      So my Cocoa Brown fake tan review received such good feedback and it appears that you guys love sunshine in a bottle. 

      However so many people get put off by application. 
      Now I’m not going to go over how good the Cocoa brown tan was again as you can read that here
      So after hours of scouring the internet in order to find answers to some of your most common questions I came across the best invention since the creation of the wheel. 
      The Tanger!  

       

      So I’ve nicknamed it but I deffo did not discover it first but it actually works. 
      The tanger works as you can easily reach the hard to reach areas on your upper back and shoulder blades. 
      It extends your reach so you can get an even application. 
      You do so by placing your tanning mitt on the end of a triangle hanger. Pinch the bottom of the mitt with your thumb and forefinger. 
      This is important as otherwise it will fall off. 
      Place some tan on the mitt and apply as if it was your hand. 
      Now I have to be honest it is pretty fiddly and you’ll think oh em gee Clo, bore off! But stick with it and take your time and I guarantee that that sweet spot that normally your other half has to do is now within your grasps.
      Yay, this is a major development for us girls and boys who live alone but still want a golden glow. 
      I’m looking forward to your comments, 
      Happy tanning! 
      Lots of love 
      Clo
      Xx 

      Rimmel scandaleyes kate moss mascara review 

      Ooh, I’m back from my latest vlogging jaunt. Always feel like I’m being slightly unfaithful to words when I gallivant off into the Tube of You, surely I’m being ridiculous, no? 
      Mascara is a tricky one for me to review as I’m a bit of a spoilt brat when it comes to Lashes. I demand it all. 
      Now I have never repurchased a mascara I bought. How cray is that? I have never been wowed enough by a mascara to not be left wondering, is there better out there? 
      Enter stage left, Rimmel Scandaleyes  Kate Rockin’ Curves Mascara
      Now I have read a few neggy nelly reviews on line but for me this is my go to Mascara and I shall ‘splain why. 
      Okay, Packaging. Uh, its tres chic in its Gun metal grey with a red scrawl naming its endorser on the front. Now I’m not the biggest fashion follower (my beauty addiction costs far too much to add clothes in the equation) but I have to admit every Kate Moss product I’ve tried has left me impressed but having her face on it doesn’t inspire me to buy it straight away. 
        
      Also love the fact that the tube is huge and curvy making it feel comfortable in my hand. Yes I don’t think this was ergonomically tested and I also agree it takes up a lot of space in ones make up bag, but uh hello, its looks freakin’ tight! 
      The wand, ugh just like Hermoine loves her little twig I love my wand. 
      The wand, as you can see has this broken heart shaped head. Not just a gimmick peeps, full on design feature. 
      The head is designed to capture the harder to reach inner lashes whilst still giving it full billy bifta on your outer lashes. 
      I feel it does this impeccably, my mascara is evenly applied and it captures even the tiniest of lashes. 
        
      The formula is rather wet but it packs a punch. With its carbon black formula your lashes will be dark as your soul. It can be quite difficult due to its wetness, so if you are a bit hap hazard with your mascara than keep a baby wipe on hand. 
      For me with thin medium length eye lashes the combination of the wand and the formula leave me with lashes dramatically longer and with more volume.
      Here’s a shot of without, with one coat and with two coats. 
        

      I didn’t find this mascara at all clumpy but have heard conflicting reports. But this is my corner of the internet and I say no clumps,  so there! 

      It is reasonably easy to remove, but I will warn you that this is in no way waterproof. Like it is awful, do not wear this if you’re likely to get emoshe. 

      I watched Eastenders the other night (Abbie giving Dot, Jims hat FYI) and bawled like a baby. Wiped my face to see black smeared all over my hand, this was my face. 

        

      I also find that on oily eyelids it does transfer, but I don’t tend to have this problem which is why I love it. 

      I’m not going to stop searching for THE ONE but I have one for now and its pretty damn awesome. 

      At £7.49its a pretty awesome mascara, I’ve had some quadruple the price that didn’t hand a candle to this bad boy. 

      Hope this helps 

      Love 

      Clo

      Xx

      Maybelline Color Tattoo Review. Believe the Hype! 

      Yo yo yo! Waddup! 

      I’ve been levelling up on my shadow game of late and I have to say I have a new secret weapon on the war on basic. 
      Enter Maybelline color tattoo for only a fiver 

       

      So I was apprehensive at first. Yes, i was a nay-sayer in the beginning. I couldn’t quite comprehend how they blended, or smoked or layered. If you too have similar concerns, then read on my peeps. 
      So as is life lets prejudge something on its looks before anything else. 
      Hey, I was joking yeah? Naaat. 
      But anyhoo, packaging is pretty beige you know? A small circular pot which is transparent so you can see the colour of the product you’re using complete with a colour coordinated lid. There is so much product in these little pots that this will last forevaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. The only small gripe I have is that the container is glass and can make it quite heavy when travelling if you have a quantity in your collection. 
      Plus the packaging is not that beautiful in all honesty. But it does its job and its not a nuisance to use. 
      With 17 colours in the shade range the looks you can create are endless and incredibly they don’t transfer to the upper fold. For you girls with oily lids you’ll know that the struggle is real when it comes to shadow slipping and sliding off and leaving marks above the upper fold. None of that with these bad boys. 
      The product itself feels quite greasy at first touch but is surprisingly blendable. Post application it quickly dries to a strong highly pigmented colour. The formula is rather soft and when to much pressure is applied within the pots they can squash, so just be careful. 
      One layer creates a flat base due to the formula being a cream/gel texture.They can be worn alone or as a coloured eye primer. 
      I found that the shadows layered extremely well. I was almost able to create an ombre eye effect simpy by packing more product on where you require extra intensity this can be achieved simply by using an appropriate eye brush and building up the colour. It is ridiculously easy to do. I would state that synthetic brushes are better as they pick up the product easier. By using the tattoo as a coloured eye primer you can achieve longer amount of wear time for your shadows. It enhances the intensity and vibrancy of the subsequent colours applied. 

      I did find using the tattoos as eyeliners on the bottom lash line difficult but I feel this may be down to not having a brush fit for purpose. 

      I know *a bad workman blames his tools* yeah whatevs! 

      I own the following colours 

      1. Pink Gold. 
      2. Eternal Gold. 
      3. Creamy Beige. 
      4. Everlasting Navy.

       

      I picked up Pink Gold as I have a craving for the Naked 3 palette but I can’t afford it right now. I love that it isn’t too Barbie and doesn’t make me appear to look like a lab rat with red eyes, as I find pink shadows often can on fair skin.  Pink Gold is very shimmery, which you can see in the swatch above, but is still wearable on a day to day basis. 


      Eternal Gold is extremely pigmented and really packs a punch with the colour pay off. I would describe it as being the same shade as Egyptian Gold. I can totes imagine a Pharaoh’s sarcophagus being painted with a Maybelline color tattoo as it lasts so bloody long. I do have to admit for some reason this was the hardest to apply. It seemed to cake easily on the eye lid but working quickly avoids this. Its a shimmery shade again and I find it is beautiful in the inner corner to open up the eye. 

      Creamy beige comes in leather effect and is the only shade I own that is not a shimmer finish. I like using this in my crease to create a soft smoky eye. It’s probably my least favourite shade as its a little bit boring and I have better blending shades. 

      By far Everlasting Navy is my favourite shade. The shade in my opinion finishes more like a cobalt blue and made my brown eyes filled with interest. The days of blue eyeshadow being old fashioned are gone girls. Embrace this avatar shade as it will add far more interest than the bog standard smoky eye you normally go for. I will warn though, strangely more is more in this case. Yes! I love excess! But basically yeah, if you don’t use enough of this product it looks a little bit murky when its blended. 

      Here’s a shot of me wearing Everlasting Navy and Eternal Gold 

       It’s a really popular look on my Instagram and so easy to do. The outer two thirds of your eyelid apply everlasting navy. With a new brush apply Eternal Gold in the inner third. Blend with a blending brush into the crease stopping before the gold. Simples! 
      I have no clue how long they last but with an afternoon of drinks and dancing it lasted from 11am untill bed at mid night. Which you can’t sniff at really can you? 
      Invest in a few shades and I promise you’ll find that your shadow game picks up. 
      Once again
      Hope this helps 
      Clo
      Xx