Sunday, 24 June 2018

My Most Used Palettes!

Out of all my palettes that I have collected over the years there are three palettes that I have constantly used over and over again. Here i'll show you the palettes that I always reach for, including swatches and looks that I've created.
Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Beauty Hacks Tried & Tested!

I know a lot of beauty hacks are just gimmicks and really dont work but over my years of loving beauty I have a few hacks that I use all the time and that actually work and make my life easier so I thought I would share them with you! 

Using glitter eyeliner instead of loose glitter for an easy eye look 
I have been using this hack for years and Im not too sure of where I heard it in the first place but this hack is actually one of my favourites and it really works. For this you would need a glittery liner, I like to use the Collection Glam Crystals in Funk and some other shadows for your eye look, a crease colour and some darker shades for the outer corner. 
  1. Put your chosen colour onto your crease and blend it out 
  2. Apply your chosen glitter liner on your lid (either the full lid for a cut crease look or just on the inner corner)
  3. Let this dry down before adding your darker colours to the outer corner and also blend these colour into your crease to bring the whole look together. 
Doing this hack has helped me reduce the time that I have spent doing my eye looks and its perfect for people who are in a rush but still need some glitz. 

Getting the very last bit from your lipsticks
Have you ever had a favourite lipstick and have gone to use it and its completely empty! then your just like me because when I love a lipstick I'll use it until its finished, this hack will help you get all of the product from the barrel of the lipstick container that we cannot see. I think I saw this hack once on Pinterest many moons ago and I have used it religiously since. For this hack you'll need a lipstick that's on its last legs, a knife (be safe with this kids) and some sort of small container, I got mine from Ebay for just £3.20 for 12 of them.
  1. Very carefully use the knife to dig out any remaining product that has been left in the barrel of the lipstick 
  2. Once you have got out all the product you can place it into the container you have and make sure you keep the lid on to keep the product fresh 
  3. When you want to go and use it you can just use your finger or a small lip brush 
This hack gives you so much more out of your lipstick that you realised and gets the most out of your favourite lippies. 

Creating your own under eye pads 
Recently under eye pads have been so popular and even though some can be really inexpensive I still wanted to create my own that worked just as well and you only need two things to make them! Firstly you'll need some cotton pads cut into half moon shapes and your chosen serum or moisturiser. 
  1. Once your cotton pads are cut into half moon shapes, pick your favourite product to use it can either be a serum, eye cream or moisturiser but make sure that its safe to use around the eyes and that it won't irritate. 
  2. Get a small bowl or dish and place the cotton pads in and then add your chosen product and let it soak in for a few minutes.
  3. Place the under eye pads under your eyes for about 10 minutes and have your own spa evening.

Mixing your foundations 
This isn't too much or a hack but I use it so often that I thought I had to add it to this list. I mix my foundations for different reasons, one if I need to make a colour perfect for my skin tone at the time or if I want to change the formula slightly. Doing this I get two different types of foundation a matte and a dewy and i'll mix the two together. I like to do this because it makes my foundations not look too shiny and also gives me a bit of a glow, it also helps to keep my foundations on for longer. 

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Hacks are always fun to try out but its even better when you know that they work! Will you be trying out any of these hacks?
Aaliyah xo
Sunday, 17 June 2018

Review: Collection Glam Crystals Liquid Eyeshadow's!

On a recent trip to Superdrug I stumbled across these Collection Glam Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow's that I've never actually seen before and the colours caught my eye straight away. As soon as I got home I began playing around with these and are actually really happy with the looks I came out with. Here i'll give you my first impressions on these liquid eyeshadow's. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Review: Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation!

Sorry this is such a late post but I have finally after months been able to get my shade in the Revolution Stick Foundation and have never been more excited to purchase a foundation before! Here I will tell you how I liked the foundation and if it worked for me. 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Whats In My June Birchbox!

I have now been subscribed to Birchbox for 4 months and have so far been really impressed with what I have been receiving and im still using a number of products from previous boxes (post for this coming soon!). This month was Birchbox's 5th birthday so they made this months box a really cute keepsake tin in a really cute design and you also received a 6th product!