Saturday, 9 December 2017

Secret Santa Gift Guide Under €15

It's nearly two weeks until Christmas and like me you are still on the hunt for a few small gifts for people or maybe you're doing Secret Santa. You could always give them a voucher but what's the fun of that. Here's a few things I've spotted that are under the €15 mark which for any international folks is around $17.80 and £13.50. Some prices may be different due to currency conversion.

The Beauty Obsessed

Real Techniques Mini Contour Brush €8
These are the cutest things ever and so handy if your giftee loves topping up their makeup on the go. The brush has a full size head and like all the Real Techniques brushes is really good quality and has the great versatility of using it as a powder brush or even a foundation one.

Burts Bees Beeswax Bounty Gift Set €14
You can never have enough lip balms and since the months are colder and much harsher on your lips, some more luxury lip balms are a great idea. This set contains a Vitamin E & Peppermint, Mango, Vanilla Bean and Pomegranate lip balms. What a selection?
Sleek Matte Me Must Haves Gift Set €8
Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams are a cult classic especially Birthday Suit! This set contains four 3ml lips creams from the collection, Birthday Suit, Rioja Red, Velvet Slipper and Old Hollywood. This set has a nice array of colours, a nude, red, purple and brown and the perfect size for travel or for experimenting. There's also one for the Metalic Matte Me.

Lush Little Snow Fairy Gift Set €13
We all know a Lushie in our lives. This cute gift set contains a 100g of Snow Fairy Shower Gel and a Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb. Lush does charge extra so if you want to get them separately it costs €15.10 but you get 2 and a half times more shower gel.

The Book Lover

Hogwarts House Pin €7.80
What's better than getting your Potter obsessed friend their Hogwarts house pin? Nothing! I bought one of these a year and a half ago and wear it on my school uniform every day and it is still holding up strong. These are so cute and why not show some house pride with this pin.

Book Wrapped Pencil Set €8.74
I love a good pencil with a cute quote but pencils with quotes from your favourite book is out of this world. They are available from Etsy and you can get any book from Pride & Prejudice to Percy Jackson.
Book Sleeve €7.80
Why have I not heard of these until now? This is a book sleeve that protects your beloved book from being destroyed in your bag. There are many types and sizes to choose from.

The Nerd 

Super Mario Bros Magnets €6.70
Who doesn't like Super Mario Bros? These are adorable magnets that can be used anywhere on a fridge, metal noticeboard or white board to make them just a little more interesting.

Pop! Funko €10-15
There are so many series to the Pop Funko brand, Stranger Things, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, Marvel, Disney, Rick & Morty. There's bound to be one that they'd like.

Pac-Man Heat Change Mug €10.60
You gotta love the novelty of a heat change mug and I think everyone has played Pac-Man at some time in their lives. It's a simple black mug with some character.

Mornings Are For Coffee and Contemplation Mug €7.05
I had to put this one in! And to be honest, I could do a whole Stranger Things gift guide/ wishlist as I am still on that bandwagon. Anyway, probably one of the best lines in Stranger Things that Hopper has uttered. It has been made into different types of mugs with different designs.

The Stationery Enthusiast

Happy Jackson A5 Here's The Plan Notebook €11
I love Happy Jackson notebooks, they always have a cute saying on the cover and the quality is excellent. There's an array of different types, sizes and cute sayings to choose from

Weekly Planner €9.30
This is the cutest thing ever! If you know someone who loves being organised or keeps going on about how they want to get organised, this is for them. Throw in a couple colourful whiteboard markers and you're sorted.
Paladone Pug Pen Holder €7.85
This is adorable and I want it in my life. This is great for anyone who loves stationery and also dogs. It's the cutest thing you can get for your desk.

The Last Minute One

I know this might sound a little lame but if you don't have time it'll have to do and there are so many vouchers to choose from, Netflix, Spotify, Starbucks, Primark, Debenhams, Boots, Amazon. At least your Secret Santa will use it and like it.

DIY Brownie/Cookie/ Cake Mix in a Jar
If you have a favourite sweet treat recipe why not share it with a friend. Layer all the dry ingredients in a large jar. Make up a cute recipe card with all the ingredients and steps and tie it to the jar with ribbon. Bonus: Add a small wooden spoon for the fun. I think this is a great idea if you love cooking yourself and want to share it with someone.

Happy shopping!

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 2 December 2017

The October and November Edition

The past two months have gone so quickly and I can't get over that it is nearly Christmas. October and November have been manic months for me, I had tests and just general school stuff to do. Here's what I go up to:

Shows I've Watched

Stranger Things 2
OMG, OMG, OMG! Season 2 really hit it out of the park. I like season 1 but it took me a while to get into the story as for season 2 I was hooked before the intro for the first episode came on. I don't want to give any spoilers but I few characters developed in season 2 and had much more of a role. Firstly  Steve Harrington, in season 1 he is a bit of an ass, but he completely changes into a soccer mom with 6 kids. It may seem weird but I loved the character and I think it helped that himself and Nancy parted ways. I watched this season in three days and I haven't got over it since.

Riverdale Season 2
Stranger Things has destroyed Riverdale for me, I loved season 1 but season 2 just ain't cutting it for me. I am still watching it hoping it will get better but I find it rather stale so far, and I am over halfway through the season.

Goodbye Christopher Robin
I went to see this in cinema with my mam at the start of October and I loved it. It is based around the life of Christopher Robin who was famous due to his father's publication of Winnie the Pooh. Off the bat, I am so glad Disney didn't make this as they would have glossed over everything from A.A Milne's PTSD to his wife being an awful mother. It showed the insight to Christopher's life before. During and after of the success of Winnie the Pooh and how he wanted none of it. It is a real tearjerker but 100% worth the watch.

La La Land
La La Land was added to Netflix at the start of November, and I was so excited to watch it as I've heard so much about this musical but I was slightly disappointed. It was watchable but not mind-blowing. The soundtrack was probably the best part of the whole thing as some of the songs are very catchy but a part from that it was a huge meh to me.

Once Upon A Time
I was not expecting much from this show but it sure is watchable. I am currently on Season 2 and loving every minute. You probably know that OUAT is based off fairy tale characters that all live in the same universe but what I didn't know is that they are cursed to forget their past life and the evil queen rules over them because you know, she's evil.

Books I've Read

I spotted this in my school library and I decided it was worth a read as I watched the 2013 remake of Carrie and I really enjoyed it, though a lot of people said it was the worst remake. The 2013 remake isn't too faithful towards the book, it is very similar but the ending is rather different. Steven King's writing style is so interesting, the book is not just narration, there're articles from different scientific journals which added something unique to the story. I didn't find it scary at all but it isn't unicorns and rainbows.

A Street Cat Named Bob
This book is definitely more unicorns and rainbows, it is about James who is a recovering drug addict living in very basic accommodation in London and befriends this cat who he names Bob. He basically talks about his life and how Bob changed everything for him, it's based on a true story which is even better. This is such a quick read, I read it within 4 days but it was enjoyable all the same.

The Handmaids Tale
I had heard a lot about the TV series made from this show, and I was curious to read the book first. It is a dystopian novel about a Christian fundamentalist world where men have all the power and young women, handmaids are used to help increase the population. Everything is very strict and women have no rights what so ever. I think it was a strange book, it was difficult to read at times but at the end you get a full picture.

Turtles All The Way Down
I started reading this but I've done a reading hiatus for the past few weeks and I haven't had time to get back into it. So far, it is typical John Green. 

Stuff I Liked

So there's a bit of sceal (that's story in Irish) about me not getting my hands on Taylor's new album, I had ordered it on the Taylor Swift UK and Ireland store and to date it still hasn't arrived. I have contacted customer services and something is getting sorted out. Thankfully yesterday it was added to Spotify and I could finally delve into the album. I also, got tickets for the Dublin show and I can't wait.

Stranger Things App
I have been on a Stranger Things obsession since season 2 came out and it's no different. I am normally not a game app person but this Stranger Things game is amazing. It has a different plot to the TV show but still carries all its amazing characters. I played this a lot during the midterm and also I was sick for a week, so I get up to 50% completed. I love that there's no time limit as time limit games stress me out.

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
I have always been a huge Animal Crossing fan, I first had Animal Crossing Wild World on DS and then once as New Leaf came out I needed it. This is the first AC app and it is very different to the original but I like it. You are given a campsite and you get to design it, make friends, do tasks and invite people over to your campsite. It is very addictive but isn't as good as the DS format but it's worthwhile playing.

What have you been liking recently?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 25 November 2017

The Road to the Leaving Cert

The Leaving Cert is coming closer and closer except it's not like Christmas, I just want to be over as quick and as painless as possible. I thought I would update you all with how my life, which revolves around eat, sleep, study repeat, is going and what I've been up to since the start of this school year.

Let's start off with something light, I went to a couple of Open Days in UCC and UL. I met up with Ailbhe from The Red Brunette while I was in Cork, and she brought me on a complete tour of Cork and UCC itself and showed me all the best places to go and where to avoid. The campus is huge but rather beautiful and the city had an atmosphere unlike Dublin. I had never met Ailbhe before this and I had a blast with her for the whole day, there wasn't a quiet moment from the time we met at the train station at 10am until she had to get a bus home around 4pm there was constant talking!

UL on the other-hand wasn't as an amazing experience as the weather was horrible, thanks Storm Brian, and also I didn't have a personal tour guide to show me around. I found the talk on Biological and Chemical Sciences very interesting but apart from that it was a solid meh. I had a look at the clubs on offer which wasn't a whole pile mainly sports which I am not of that variety. Also, the tables there were for all right-handed people which I am not so that was pretty annoying going into a lecture hall and trying to write down things at a slight angle.

I had my first round of exams, the pre-mocks *queue dramatic music* I went into these knowing that I wasn't going to do wonderfully in them due to only being in school for eight weeks but I still studied and tried my best in every subject. Some exams went ok, some went meh and others I wanted to cry, English I'm looking at you. The only upside was that Stranger Things season 2 was out the day I finished my exams. It was the only thing that got me through the week and on Friday evening in my onesie I sat down for a bit of binge watching.

The day after I finished my pre-mocks, I went up to Dublin for a French revision course run by the one and only Essential French. I am delighted that I decided to do this 3 day course, the second 2 days are in the new year, as my French teacher is going on maternity leave and god knows what the sub teacher will be like.

Results from the pre-mocks were standard, I failed 1 subject which was English but I blanked during the test so there was nothing I could really do. I was slightly disappointed with Chemistry but there is time to work.

I'm not going to lie, blogging has become very hard this year for me. I wanted to be able to blog through this year but I don't think I will be able to. I hope to blog until Christmas consistently and then have a new blog post once ever 2 weeks until my life can get on track after these exams. It's so hard to find the time to blog, it's not writing or planning but taking photos and editing them. I will still stay active on Snapchat and Twitter as I love both of those platforms and I don't think I can put everything on pause as I am doing this for nearly 4 years.

So far, I'm surviving!

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 18 November 2017

What's in My Handbag

I love seeing what's in my handbag videos and blog posts and here is my own. My handbag doesn't get to go out very often due to the fact that I am too busy with this whole Leaving Cert yoke which I am already sick of. This is a collab with one of my good blogger friends Guilianna from Guilianna Marie.

My handbag is from Zara and I bought it around April of this year and I love it. It's big enough to put everything you need into it but it is small enough that it doesn't look huge and you can't over fill it. I've used it when I was in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

The most important thing that's in my handbag is my wallet, I bought this in Stradivarius in Tenerife last Christmas. I love this size as I can put my cash, cones and all my store cards and student card into. The zip has become a tad bit faulty though, so I might try to get that fixed as I love the quirkiness of this wallet.

I always bring earphones with me especially when I am going on a bus or train by myself. I normally don't listen to music out and about as I like to stay cautious as you never know what's going to happen. The ones I'm currently using are JVC Gummy Boost Stereo Earphones, they are the perfect shape for my ears and the sound quality is good in them for less than €10.

I have some pads, painkillers and a pen tucked into the side of my bag for cases of emergency. I am always going to use these items as they come in handy when you are in a tight situation.

In a makeup bag, I usually have lip balm, hand cream, perfume samples, setting spray and whatever lipstick I am wearing on that day.

I keep a small canvas bag for times when you aren't given a paper bag in shops or if your unfaithful bag rips, that has happened on many occasions for me. I also think it is important is to be kinder to the environment and by having a reusable bag it helps me use less disposable bags.

Most of the time there is food of some sort in it as I get hungry easily so that's handy when the hunger monster shows up.

My phone and my iPod are always there including a battery pack just in case they are low on juice. I bought mine in Primark for €9 and it is great. Firstly, I love the coral colour and also it can charge my iPod and my phone twice!

That's all that is within my handbag, I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post and definitely check out Guilianna's post.

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Empties #9

It's been an age since I did an Empties and my beauty trash has grown considerable. The majority of these products I have been trying to use up for the past few months, and I am so glad to see them empty.

Sephora Avocado Face Mask
When my cousin was in Dubai, I asked her to pick me up two avocado face masks from Sephora. I used this the night before school began and I really enjoyed it, the only thing was it didn't smell like avocados. My skin felt really soft and rejuvenated afterwards. If you are going to try one of these masks out don't remove the pink part completely before you apply it to your face as if you do it sticks together and is really hard to pull apart, from personal experience. The only downside is that Sephora's own brand test on animals which sucks so, I won't be repurchasing this product unless Sephora charge their ways.

Sanctuary Spa Cleanse Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser
After everyone went nuts for the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, I became intrigued about getting it but the price point kinda scared me especially when I had never tried a hot cloth cleanser before and I went for this one. I enjoyed using this, I used this every morning and night to cleanse my skin and it never dried out my skin. The only thing that I didn't like about it was the smell as it was pungent. I have found another cleanser, Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser that is half the price, works as well and has a nice smell. I would repurchase this again if I couldn't get my hands on the Superdrug one.

Boots Tea Tree & Hazel Exfoliating Face Scrub
I finally got this out of my collection, I really feel that I should get an award for it. I used to use this back in the day and I thought it was great for my skin but when using it up I have come to realise how awful it is. Firstly, there is plastic micro-beads which is a huge no no, not just for the environment but also they aren't the best for your skin. When I used it, I noticed it stung my face and that's not ideal. I won't be ever repurchasing this as it was all in all bad.

Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner
This is the second or even third bottle of this toner that I have gone through and I think it will be my last. I was having a look at the product list and noticed that the second highest ingredient was alcohol and that bothers me a little as alcohol isn't supposed to be great for your skin, can cause breakouts and dryness. It is a nice toner don't get me wrong but I feel that I could find something my skin might prefer.

Coco Loco Coconut Oil
I bought this as it as on offer and it did everything that a normal tub of coconut oil would do. I use it as a makeup remover sometimes but mostly I use it as a night moisturiser and as a shaving cream. It works amazing for all three things and leaves my skin feeling soft after shaving. It was also less than the €5 mark as in some places it can cost nearly €20 for the same amount.

Oriflame Discover Parisian Delight Body Scrub
I finally got this out of my collection after having it for 2 years. It wasn't a bad body scrub but the scent was very artificial and there were those plastic microbeads. I used this to exfoliate my legs and it did the job but I will definitely not be repurchasing this again.

Primark Eyelash Curler
I bought this at least 4 years ago and this product stemmed my hatred for eyelash curlers that I only get over this year. This curler never curled my eyelashes instead it pulled them out and I didn't like that form of torture, so I left to the back of my collection for years. I know Primark has a new eyelash curler that everyone is grabbing and I will probably try it out at some stage to but for this one it is going in the trash.

Catrice Camouflage Concealer in 010 Porcellain
This is my new holy grail concealer, I bought this tube back in April and I have been loving it ever since. It isn't a high coverage concealer but it is definitely medium. Unfortunately for any of my tanned friends the shade range is terrible as there are only 3. I used this as an under eye concealer and to cover up any pesky spots that may be lurking on my face. I already have another one on the go and with a great price point of less than €5 I don't see why I shouldn't get it.

Have you got any empties yet?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 4 November 2017

10 More Childhood Shows I Miss

I made a post a few months ago talking about some TV shows that I miss from when I was younger. Since then, I have thought a lot about other shows I used to watch as I child and I thought I would share with you ten more I miss.

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Power Rangers
Having a brother influenced a lot of the shows we'd watch and also having four channels. I loved watching Power Rangers especially SPD, Ninja Storm and Wild Force. My favourite was Ninja Storm as I used to pretend I was always the pink ranger going round my garden pretending to kill random villains. All seasons of Power Rangers are on Netflix and I plan on watching them up until SPD.

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The Crocodile Hunter
The iconic Steve Irwin who brought crocodiles and other unusual creatures into my world. I would always get to watch this on Discovery Kids, which now doesn't exist, in my Granny's house and I enjoyed sitting down and learning about these creatures that I had never seen before. Even though the TV show isn't on Netflix there is a movie that I will definitely watch as soon as I have time to.

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As a toddler I was obsessed with the Rugrats, probably because I thought I was one, and I have video tapes and pictures of me with merch to prove it. A few years ago, I watched the Rugrats movie and fell back in love with all the characters including Angelica. My parents still go on about my brother and mine obsession with this show.

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Kim Possible
Call me, bleep me if you wanna reach me. I always wanted to be Kim Possible but let's be honest I'm more like Wade. Kim the adventurous teen who fights crime, mostly against Dr, Drakken and Shego and continues to have a daily highschoolers life. What more do you need from a TV show? A badass and a sidekick by the name of Ron Stoppable. I used to get up early on a Saturday to watch it and it was always amazing.

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H2O : Just Add Water
Another TV show that is thankfully on Netflix in its entirety. H2O a TV show about ordinary teenagers that turn into mermaids when touching water and also have other cool powers. This show gave off Aquamarine vibes. Nothing was better than pretending to be a mermaid or watch a H2O.

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Sonny with a Chance
Sonny was probably one of the last few Disney shows that I actually liked. It was about Sonny who moves to LA to become an actress and joins the cast of So Random. I loved the rivalry between the casts of So Random and Mackenzie Falls. The only thing that bothered me was the decision to spin off So Random into a show with a live audience which I absolutely hated and thankfully it only lasted 1 season.

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This isn't That's So Raven but it was nearly as good as it. Raven was an adventure game show for kids known as warriors who did tasks over 5 days and every day the warrior with the least lives would be eliminated. I loved the set as it was mystical and different to any other show.

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Lizzy McGuire
This is the first show I remember getting into and loving, I even remember begging my mom to bring me to see it in the cinema and I did and it was amazing. It was a show about an ordinary girl and her ordinary world and I think that's why I liked it so much.
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Quiz Zone
Now onto some Irish TV that gave me life and somehow aren't being made any more. Quiz Zone was a game show where one team member would have to go through an obstacle course while the others are in a room looking for an answer to a question. Only at certain times do the team members get to make contact with each other. It was the most entertaining show ever as some kids took it so seriously while others were so chill about it. I always wanted to do it but when I was in the correct age bracket they stopped making it.

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Foreign Exchange
This show was about a magic portal between Galway, Ireland and Perth, Australia and the two unlikely teens that come across it. The Ireland portion of the show was filmed near my grandparents house and from the road you can still see the building that they used for boarding school. It was on Pop Girl until that got shut down but its still floating around the Internet. I hope to rewatch it soon as I started watching it 2 years ago and never finished it.

What TV shows do you miss?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Super Saving

I like saving money as much as the next person. As a student, you really need to try to get every possible cent to stretch as far as it can go. I normally am not very frugal when it comes to saving money but when I really want to get something that's a little more on the expensive side, I go a little crazy saving for money. I am one of those people who saves money to buy things and I thought I would share a couple of tips.

Shop around
I know everyone has this tip at the top of their list but it truly works. When I was younger I used to get all my makeup and skincare from Boots but now I rarely do, unless there's a good offer, as Boots is normally quite overpriced compared to local pharmacies and supermarkets. I always compare prices for different items, books, beauty and even food in different shops. Try TK Maxx/TJ Maxx as you can find anything under the sun in there. I've seen more high end makeup there for less than €10 and loads of beautiful stationery. Saying that please be careful when getting makeup from places like TK Maxx as sometimes products can already be opened or damaged.

If you are more into shopping online, I use Price Spy which compares the price of an item through different online stores. It isn't overly accurate sometimes but it can help you go in the right direction. I compared getting a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge in several places and the cheapest was on Amazon at €4.48, Cloud 10 at €6.95 and Boots at €7.99. Obviously do this with caution as you don't want to get a fake or be scammed.

Equipment for defence against the red sea
Being a woman and getting a period every month is a pain and also really expensive. I wrote a post a while back about my thoughts on the Mooncup which I still use and adore. It makes my period a little easier as I don't have to worry about not having enough pads or tampons. I used to spend over €10 a month on the necessities but now it's down to around €2-€3. It's also much better for the environment and less waste going out into landfills =less money spend on rubbish disposal. If internal protection ain't your thing, cloth pads are always on option. You use them, wash them and use them again.

Take advantage of your Student ID
I finally got myself a Student Leap Card and I am so delighted as now I can get student tickets instead of paying for the more expensive adult ones. There are also offers in shops, cinemas and some restaurants. There's Unidays, where you get a percent off certain places but the list is so long, Superdrug, New Look, Boohoo Urban Outfitters, Nike and Apple just to name a few. I made my brother set up a Unidays account, so I could get some offers.

Store cards are good too
They aren't as good as a student card, but they can still save you some money. Some store cards are better than others, the best one I have come across to date is Superdrug's Health & Beauty Card. Free shipping with no minimum spend, special offers that no one else can get and surprise 10% off. Others are points based where you can use your points to cash in on something.

Make a target
If you are saving up for something big, a new phone, a car or money towards your next holiday,  I recommend making a target as you can see how far you've gone and how much more you need to save. I found this very helpful when I started saving for my car, I have €1000 saved in the past 1 1/2 - 2 years. I still haven't got the car yet as I hope to save another €1000 before trying to price one.

Dupes, dupes, dupes, dupes
Dupes have been saving my ass for the longest of times, and they are great if you are in a pinch and want a similar product to it's more expensive counterpart. I've heard a lot about the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and at one stage I was thinking of buying it but I'm glad I didn't as Lidl have a dupe for it. I have tried out the dupe before but I will when it comes back into stores, it's rumoured that it will be there at the end of November and at €5 I will definitely be trying that out.

Library Card
If you are in a pinch and want to read a new book that has just been released why not go to a local library and get a library card. It is a very inexpensive membership, some places even have free membership or it may only cost €10 and you can read as many books as you like. I lived in the library when I was younger and that's why my book collection never got overly huge as I was always getting books from the library. You can also order in a book you might like which is pretty cool.

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 21 October 2017

5 Product Face

It has been over 2 years since I did one of these 5 Product Face posts, if you want to see a cringe one click HERE. I've changed a lot since making that post in April 2015 and I thought today I would share with you what products I would use if I only had 5. My look won't be as natural as it was back in 2015.

Starting off with no primer, I used Catrice Liquid Camouflage in 010 Porcellain as a foundation and concealer to even out redness and camouflage any spots with a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and bounced it into my skin until it looked natural and even. Onto brows, I outlined and filled them in with NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade in Brunette to make them bigger and bolder. I brushed the product through with a spoolie to make my brows look less blocky.

Next onto eyes, after priming my eyelids with my concealer, I set it all into place with the white shade from Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights and Contour Pro Palette. The transition shade used for the middle bronzer on the right and the darkest bronzer was used on the outer third. To add a little pop to my look, I used the gold highlighter in the middle of my lid as a spotlight and off course, I blended it like made. 

On to the actual bronzing and highlighting, I used the bronzer on the left to give my face a subtle glow and the shade I used as a transition shade for my contour with a fan brush. It may seem weird using a fan brush but I find it puts on the product in the most effective way without too much clean up. With a pointed brush and the white shade, I clean up the contour to make it look less muddy. The mascara I'm using at the moment is Catrice Glam & Doll Curl & Volume Mascara which is out of this world if you want your lashes to stay curled as it stays all day. I firstly curl my lashes with a lash curler, put on the mascara, wait 10-15 minutes for it to dry and re-curl my lashes. If you are going to try this trick don't re-curl your lashes when they are still wet as it mightn't end too well.

For lips, I decided to keep it neutral and nature and I had to use everyone's favourite nude, Sleek Matte Me in Birthday Suit. The applicator is the only let down with this product but if you scrape off the excess it isn't that bad. I use the side of it to line my lips and use the flat part to colour in the rest.

If you are interested in the jumper I'm wearing in the photos it is from Stradivarius
What is your five product face?

Thanks for being awesome,