fashion · Makeup · nails · skin care

Vinted…Fab or Fail?

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Today’s post is something a bit different, still related to makeup and beauty but also catering to the people that also love fashion.

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Recently I have discovered this app called Vinted. This is an app which I believe is used in a lot of countries. Users can sell and buy either second hand or brand new items which are being sold as little as a fraction of the price. People sell all kinds of brands from Primark – Gucci.

Yes, these are things that people own and not from companies or manufacturers. So this might be a 50/50 app as I know some people are not keen on owning things that are second hand. However, you can filter the app to give you options of the quality of the items, so you can opt for products that are new with the tags still on.

On the home screen you can filter the different sections to find things that are in your size and change the price range if you are on a budget. You can buy things for as low as £1…can you believe it? When you see something you like you can favourite it and get notifications when the seller reduces the price and if the product gets sold. Sellers also give you bundle options so you are not paying double the price for delivery. Great right?One of my favourite things is that you can private message the sellers before you buy any item with any questions, queries and counter offers.

It doesn’t just stop at women’s clothes! It has shoes, children’s clothes, men’s clothes, accessories, makeup, skin care, nail care and bags/purses. In my opinion it is literally every shop you need in one app.

I brought a couple of items from one seller. There was a pair of Zara leggings and a jacket. Separately they were just under £3 each but the seller offered me £3.50 for both of the items and then postage on top of that. They came within the specified time and were in the same condition as stated by seller.

 

For me this app is.. 1508320977163 and I would be so happy to shop from their again.

 

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Makeup · nails

Barry M Peel It!…Fab or Fail?

1508320831517I have two very quick things before we get onto this post.

  1. thank you so much for the love that you have given me on my posts and for my achievements.
  2. what do you all think about me maybe starting a YouTube channel to upload some video footage of makeup looks? Would that be something you would like to see? – let me know in the comments below.

I was in my local Tesco and I noticed that Barry M were doing a 2 for £5 on their entire range which was amazing because I own a lot of their nail polishes (as you may know). Whilst browsing through some of their newest polishes I noticed an all white bottle sat in between some of their Liquid Chrome and Molten Metal collections. I first thought it was a white nail polish but in bold black letters it says “Peel It! PEEL OFF BASECOAT”. I hadn’t seen anything like this and was so happy when I saw it because I love painting my nails but I absolutely hate the feeling, smell and outcome of nail polish remover. I’ve never been a fan of putting acetone on my nails as it can be very drying and cause brittle nails. My nails are already brittle as it is.

Anyway, back to the peel off basecoat…I showed it to my sister and she told me that youtuber and nail art queen, Simply Nailogical, swears by peel off base coat so my hopes for this were pretty high from the start.

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I put one layer of the peel off base coat onto my nails and waited for it to dry. It does take longer to dry compared to your regular base coats so I was waiting about 5-10 minutes. I followed it with the Barry M Liquid Chrome in the shade Razzle Dazzle which is rose gold colour and gives a metal looking finish on the nails. After that I used the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat.

For the purpose of testing whether this was a fab product or a fail, I left it for the whole day and then came back and peeled it off. It peeled off my nails well. On most of my nails it came off in 2 big pieces and on a couple of them there were some more difficult pieces to get. But overall, it all came off so quickly in under 10 minutes. My only issue with it is that it makes your nails feel rough and look quite patchy. However I can’t really complain as it actually did a pretty decent job of removing the nail polish.

This product is.. 1508320977163

 

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Hair Care · Makeup · nails · skin care

Payday Purchaces (Drug Store)

Wow, I’m still shocked…I would like to say a massive thank you for helping me reach 300 followers. It means the world to me and i’m so greatful. I love the amazing connection I have gained with you all and I hope to continue to inspire people and make new friends across the Blogosphere.

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For today’s post I have the sequel to another post called Payday Purchaces. The post I made before was a list of high end beauty products that I have on a list to buy when I get paid from work. This post is a drugstore version. If you would like to see the high end version then please click here.

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NYX HD Finishing Powder £9.00
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Freedom #ProArtist Lipstick Palette £10
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Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette £10
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Makeup Revolution Soph X Highlighter Palette £8
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B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes £1.49
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Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Gradual Tan £7.79
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Barry M Gelly Nail Paint – Pomegranate £3.99
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L’Oreal Casting Creme Gloss Semi-Permanent Hair Dye – Liquorice £6.79

 

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Makeup · skin care

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (A Double Review)

Today i have a bit of a different review for you. Everyone has different skin types and I want to show a variation of reviews that will suit everyone. As you know if you have been reading my posts from the start, that I have what is called a “normal” skin type. This means I don’t have any problems with dry or oily skin, I have a balanced skin type. However I have kindly asked my sister to try out a foundation for you. Now she has combination skin but she suffers more with oily than dryness. We have very different skin types as you can tell so hopefully this will give everyone an idea of what the foundation is like.

The foundation we have for you is the Maybelline Fit Me (Matte and Poreless). My sister had tested this twice and you will see why throughout.

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Day Number 1:

My sister explained that she had particularly dry skin on the first try. She had applied a thin layer of the foundation to her skin using a flat foundation brush from the brand Real Techniques. This foundation gave my sister a light/medium coverage but didn’t cover up redness very well. After applying the foundation she had patted a light layer of  a powder that she swears by. She let the foundation sit on her skin while she continued to get ready but her face began feeling more dry than it was before, tight and itchy. This resulted her having to remove the foundation completely.

Day Number 2:

On the second day my sister’s skin was combination but more on the oily side. So she decided to try the foundation on again using the same technique as she did the day before. It had applied better that day and mattified completely like it claimed to do on the bottle. However the bottle claims that it was a poreless foundation but pores could still be seen unfortunately. She was happier with the outcome of the application and wore it for the remainder of the day. Over the course of the day she noticed that the foundation began to separate around and above her nose, chin and around the cupid’s bow. Sadly the foundation didn’t meet the expectation that it said as her cheeks went oily/shiny by midday and we can conclude that this foundation did not work well for combination skin.

 

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So I gave this foundation a go too.  Now my skin is very hydrated and soft and I don’t generally suffer with dry or oiliness so I had high hopes for this foundation. For the purpose of this review I tested the foundation with the same style of brush that my sister used. The application was easy and it blended well into my skin. But again it didn’t cover all of my blemishes and redness and I love a full coverage finish. After finishing my concealer and powder over the top of the foundation, I noticed that my face started to feel dry. The foundation mattified so well but with the powder over the top it almost sucked some of the moisture from my skin. So I sprayed some setting spray over the top to see if that would bring back some of the moisture and I admit it did feel better. For me the foundation definitely lasted longer throughout the day however towards the end of the day it started to separate around my nose. For me this foundation would be for if I am running out of the house for a short time. I wouldn’t recommend it for a night out.

Lastly I want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has come along on this journey with me, I am so greatful  for everyone.

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