Wednesday, 17 April 2019


I am honestly shocked that Manny's latest launch and product for Lunar Beauty is already available on Beauty Bay. Usually, it takes so long for US beauty releases to hit other customers around the globe. Hello, Maybelline, I am still awaiting the Loose Fit Me Powders. That seeing the Beauty Bay post on Instagram, shook  me. I hope you all enjoy this post, for all you need to know about the Moon Prism Powders (£25), including swatches, net weight and price keep reading

There have been quite a few fun launches lately. Today the new Lunar Beauty Moon Prism Powders are live, from Manny MUA's beauty brand. Manny has released four new highlights in a custom component that looks like the powder is encased in crystal. Manny, himself in his reveal video, scroll to the end of the post to see, explained that the name and the packaging of his new product is inspired by Sailor Moon. A show I have never watched, but really want to. Each powder individually costs $26 and is available on the Lunar Beauty website right now if you are interested and also on Beauty Bay, already! The launch was today (17th April) and there are bundle offers too, if you want to buy one or all four.

The Moon Prism Highlight Powder is a smooth, creamy formula designed to be able to achieve a subtle shine and a blinding buildable highlight with just a few swipes. The packaging is created to look like pieces of the moon, and has a handy little compact mirror inside the lid so you can apply your highlight on the go. They come in 4 shades, each shade name corresponds to a planet: Mercury, Mars, Venus and Jupiter, that are suited to a variety of skin tones, Manny mentioned that he would love to expand this range even further. Above, you can see the casing is almost opalescent in the sense that it reflects a multitude of colours, is iridescent and partially transparent. Beautiful. I would love to see what it looks like in person, so am hoping they will be available to view at the Morphe Birmingham Store in Birmingham, UK. Fingers crossed. 

The lightest and first shade revealed is Mercury which is a pale white highlight with a gold shift, this would be suitable for fair to medium skin tones. This is also the kind of highlight that can easily be layered on top of darker shades for extra brightness. Manny said the formula is very creamy and smooth, so as not to emphasise texture. Above you can see finger swatches on bare skin and on foundation as well as brush swatches on bare skin and foundation. 

The next deepest and second lightest is a peachy highlight named Mars which would be great for light to medium-deep skin tones. A similar formula to Mercury, this shade feels a little more unique to what is usually available in a highlight range. I am used to a pinkish highlight so I think this is a refreshing colour choice and would look especially pretty on olive and tan skin in the summer months. I can see this shade being very popular. 

Venus is probably the highlight that would suit me the most and be the most popular across all skin types, or at least the majority. It is the ever coveted champagne true medium gold highlight that seems to sell out the fastest in every collection. This again is the same formula as Mercury and Mars, smooth, creamy and reflective. 

Last but not least is Jupiter which is a slightly different formula from the rest of the shades, this is the only formula with a glitter shift hence the inclusion of the photo with flash below. This is a reddish copper highlight that would look beautiful on medium to deep skin tones, the glitter is very fine but in sunlight and under lights would be noticeable and slightly more eye-catching than the other highlights in this range. I also think this shade in particular would look stunning on the eyes

Thank you so much for reading, what I find strange is that the net weight of each highlight is different, I have no idea why that is or could be, so if you have any idea about that let me know in the comments below. Manny's full reveal video is inserted below so have a watch if you would like any more information, or would like to see the swatches in motion. I would love to know what you think of these highlights, do any of them take your fancy. Do you support Lunar Beauty? Do you like the packaging and shades? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments. Hope you are having a great week so far. One more day of work and then four days off! See you soon. Take care. 

What do you think of this new release? 


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Sunday, 7 April 2019


Patrick Ta Beauty #ThisIsMajor Glow Collection. Photo by 'lilitcaradanian, edit by me @alittlekiran
Patrick Ta, celebrity makeup artist known for slaying a gorgeous visage or two - Shay Mitchell and Gigi Hadid to name some names - has released his own beauty products including three lip glosses, three spray on highlighters and two body oils, three lip glosses plus one setting fan. The launch date for this line is April 4th so if anything here tickles your fancy go to and shop away. These products will also be available in Sephora and as you guessed the theme here is glowing, luxurious skin. The aesthetic I get from this launch is very Victoria's Secret meets Charlotte Tilbury and who doesn't want that. For swatches, prices and first impressions keep reading, all photos have been edited by myself and credit is always given to the owner of the photo. 

Major Glow Highlighting Mist (1.6oz) which comes in 3 shades (each $32). Look At Her (White Pearl). We Love Her (Pink Pearl). We Need Her (Gold Pearl). Described as a fine iridescent pearl in a mist to create a major highlight on the cheekbones, collarbone and anywhere else you desire. Directions include shake well before use and hold six inches away from the skin before lightly spraying, you can use the setting fan (as seen below) to aid with precision by shielding areas of your face. JKissa (below) demonstrates it in her video and it does look very pretty and sets completely. I do think that it is a slightly different take on glow, but is it revolutionary or something I feel I need absolutely not. I wold hold fire until beauty YouTube delivers some wear tests especially for us oily skinned chicas. All shades, however, are very pretty and can be layered with each other, for instance Jess (JKissa) layers Look At Her over We Love Her for a truly glowing highlight. 

Photo via @jkissamakeup Patrick Ta Beauty Video
Major Glow Body Oil (3.4oz) comes in two shades (each $52). A Dream *Champagne). A Moment (Bronze). Described as a luxurious body oil with an unforgettable signature scent (light notes of jasmine and saffron), directions include to spray all over moisturised skin. This is expensive and not revolutionary, Charlotte Tilbury, Nars and Fenty Beauty all have body oils that smell good. Nivea has brilliant rich moisturisers that literally make your skin shine add some liquid highlight drops and you will get a similar effect. I really don't know why Body Oils continue to be such an expensive and coveted thing when it is so easy to DIY. But that might just be me.  You can see the images below. 

Major Glow Lip Shine (0.23oz). These lip glosses come in three shades (each $22). She's Expensive (Pearl). She's An Influencer (Pink). Is She Younger Than Me? (Peach). Described as a universally flattering gloss that imparts moisture and gives lips an otherworldly glow with an advanced gel system consisting of translucent iridescent pearls that creates the illusion of volume and fullness. Glass-like finish and high shine oil available in three easy to wear shades. 

Below are swatches of Jess wearing all three shades, of course she has a fair complexion and all of these shades look stunning on her. I would like to see influencers with deeper complexions try these on but they do appear to be safe and flattering shades for most skin types. They are very pretty glosses but again like the body oils nothing to write home about in my opinion, and I will withhold judgement until I see some wear tests because in my experience gloss never lasts very long. 

Photos by @jkissamakeup via Patrick Ta Beauty video. Edited by me: alittlekiran
Last and also possibly least the Major Glow Setting Fan ($24). A cute addition, which certainly adds to the bougie VS model vibe I am getting from this collection with a pinch of Charlotte Tilbury's Supermodel Body. Described as a custom fan that can easily bend and flex to suit your needs and aid in makeup precision, setting the skin and cooling your skin. There is no reason for it to be $24 in my opinion but it truly does not surprise me. And it is aesthetically pleasing so I do imagine people will buy it and keep it on their nightstands. 

Below, you can watch JKissaMakeup talk through all the products. I would buy the set if it came with the Pink Moet Champagne, because out of everything that is what I want the most. Honestly, glowy skin is not my makeup goal so I am not the target demographic for this. I do think a lot of people are and will be interested in some of these items. I would love to hear your thoughts on the #ThisIsMajor Collection and what you think of Patrick Ta releasing beauty products. I truly hope he releases a foundation because his skin game is on a completely different level and I would love to look like Gigi Hadid. So please Patrick, do me a solid and release a foundation next. Puh-lease. 

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post. I wasn't expecting Patrick to come out with products so soon. I am really excited to see celebrity makeup artists release products and am awaiting Mario Dedivanovic's line to come bursting onto the scene as that will certainly garner a lot of interest. I hope you are all having a great weekend. See you soon. Take care. 

What do you think of Patrick Ta's This Is Major Glow Collection, will you buy? 


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Monday, 1 April 2019


I start every post the same now, sorry it has been a while. The classic excuse is coming: "I have a lot going on in my personal life", which sounds like such a cop out but it is honestly making it hard to focus and even harder for me to stay motivated. There are a few atypical posts I will be sharing after I have done some research on several topics that I think should be discussed more so stay tuned for that. On the positive side, my low buy is going incredibly strong. I didn't buy a single beauty item last month and in the month of March I only bought one. The Bare Minerals Matte SPF 15 Mineral Foundation (£23). This isn't a review post as I have been using it for just over a week inconsistently but I thought it would be interesting to share my reasoning and experience so far. 

Why I bought it? Space. I returned from Jordan yesterday and truthfully I just wanted a foundation to wear whilst on holiday which wouldn't take up room in my liquids bag. The original plan was to buy a liquid foundation, such as Urban Decay All Nighter or NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation as I have heard good things about both but the NYX Foundation was truly horrible and the Urban Decay All Nighter wasn't available as a sample so that is on the TBC list. Carli Bybel posted a tutorial where she used the Bare Minerals Original Foundation as a finishing powder and she said this made her makeup last forever so that is what I intended to do (see video above). I wasn't aware there was a matte version so when I was being colour matched, the sales assistant informed me that the matte foundation might be a better fit. 

What do I like about it? So far, I like that it is ridiculously lightweight. I barely feel it on my skin and buffing it in feels nice and is a very quick process. The shade range is decent, there are a few colours that I think would have worked for me I opted for Tan Nude 17 as I like to add bronzer and this looked the best in natural  lighting. There is a lot of product and the matte lid is a good touch. 

How does it wear? It doesn't settle into my smile lines! This is an amazing feat, truly. It doesn't really break apart either but my oil does come through. I do think I would like to try the original version to see how the two compare. 

What don't I like about it? The packaging can be messy, much like a translucent powder spillage is likely. My oil comes through, as mentioned. The price point is higher than I would like and I wish it came with a good brush. I use a flat top kabuki brush but I am sure there are better brushes out there to apply this. I am slightly out of touch with using mineral foundations and avoid all cream and liquid products which means I never get a full coverage or perfected look but for the every day more natural makeup that I definitely favour when abroad, if I decide to wear any makeup at all, this is a winner. 

I haven't tried it as a finishing powder yet and I didn't wear it every day when I was on holiday so the jury is still out and an in depth review will be coming in the next month. Thank you for reading my March Low Buy, there are a few things that have caught my eye but I have such a vast amount of makeup that I can never convince myself to buy anything. The hunt for the perfect foundation continues, though, I wish I  could get my hands on Cover Girl True Blend Matte foundation and the Fiona Stiles Matte Foundation. They both look and sound phenomenal. Hope you are having a great start to the week. Happy Monday and April Fool's. See you in my next post. Take care. 

What did you buy this March? 


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Thursday, 28 February 2019


As promised this is the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation* Review. I picked up the shade F10.5, described as being for "medium skin tones with a warm golden undertone". I do have the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer* in shade C10 as well. I don't consider this to be a perfect match for my current skin tone as it is a little too warm right now but in summer I think it will be close to perfect. This foundation claims to be an oil-free creamy formula which dries down to a demi-matte finish without settling into fine lines to create an even airbrushed complexion. It is vegan, cruelty-free and oil-free, can be applied with a damp sponge or brush and works well with setting powders and finishing sprays for extra longevity. 

This isn't my favourite foundation, after watching both Nikkia Joy and Casey Holmes review it, both had varying opinions, I went in with an open mind and thought, especially with that description, that there was a distinct chance that I could love this foundation. I find it is an okay foundation, I prefer foundations with a pump dispenser only because it is very easy to overdo it with this wand applicator, but on the other hand, I do like that I can apply it straight to the face without wasting product or getting foundation on my hand. All in all, the most disappointing aspect of this foundation is the wear, it doesn't wear nicely, it does get oily/dewy regardless of how I set my face and it does settle into my smile lines which is the most abject disappointment for me. I look for matte foundations that look skin-like so demi-matte finishes are usually a winner and I want a foundation that will last a good ten hours on my skin to last me through a standard work day without touch-ups. I don't mind a little oil, but separation and settling is a no-go  for me. This isn't one of those foundations you can set and forget, other foundations from the drugstore like the L'Oreal Pro Matte and Maybelline Super Stay Foundation can perform this way for me so this leads me to believe I will not repurchase this foundation. 

There is a great shade range and if you have normal skin this might last really well on you, I have tried it in many ways and the best way to use it for my skin type is to apply skincare and primer, set with powder then apply foundation with another layer of powder. This technique works well and improves the longevity of my base, if I spritz some Urban Decay All Nighter to top it off it is as close to bulletproof as I will ever achieve but it does leave my skin feeling slightly stiff and unable to breathe. I would describe this is a medium, buildable coverage, you can achieve full coverage but I feel like I do have to use quite a lot of product to get a full coverage finish which is a con for me. Other foundations I want to try are the Revolution Matte Base* and the L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation. It is the last day of February and I have not purchased a single cosmetic this month (go me!) but I have been testing out the new Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Foundation* in Golden. A review of that foundation will be up next week. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this short, snappy review. Leave a comment sharing your current foundation down below, I would love to know what your products you are trying at the moment. Check back on Sunday for some new product discussion. Take care. 

What foundation are you using at the moment? 


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Monday, 25 February 2019


L'Oreal Infallible Magic Prepping Essence Drops
The plan was to post my review of the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation, but I found myself in town today perusing the shelves and actually found some products I hadn't seen before that caught my eye. Not to say these are all new, there is a possibility that these have been out for a while but they are definitely new to me. It is only fair to start with the product that ignited the idea to turn my Sunday stroll into a post which was the gorgeously blue L'Oreal Infallible Magic Prepping Essence Drops. These are priming drops that are formulated with blue toned light diffusing technology (er what?) and infused with acai, kiwi, goji berry and hyaluronic acid. This is a lightwright primer essentially that keeps the skin hydrated for 24 hours without any greasy or sticky residue whilst promoting radiance in the skin. Suitable for all skin types. I am definitely intrigued to say the least, but not sure my oily skin is going to mesh well with this product. I will say the name Essence is quite confusing because as far as I know an Essence helps skincare penetrate deeper but this product is a primer and not an Essence? Correct me if I am wrong. 

L'Oreal Infallible More Than Concealer
Keeping it in the family, the L'Oreal Infallible More Than Concealer comes in 25 shades and is described as an ultra longwear concealer that will conceal whatever you need. Full coverage, lightweight, blendable with a natural matte finish that will last all day, this truly sounds like the ideal concealer. I am constantly on the hunt for a good everyday concealer which is more on the affordable side. So this is one I will keep in my sights

L'Oreal Infallible Magic Loose Powder
A mattifying powder  is also available in this range: L'Oreal Infallible Magic Loose Powder. There is talc and silica in this powder which might be a red flag for some. It claims to control shine and improve the longevity of foundation. Like any setting powder, you can lightly set or bake with it if you want to really lock all that hard work in. This particular powder contains ultramarines which gives radiance to the skin all day. This is a pass for me, I think there are better affordable loose powders available, I am still holding my breath waiting for the Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powders to hit UK stores. Seriously, when? 

L'Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist
The first ever makeup setting spray from L'Oreal is the L'Oreal Infallible Mixing Mist. Based on the ingredients I believe this will do exactly what it says, alcohol is the second ingredient and this claims to anti-fade, anti-melt and anti-crack your makeup. Again pass, I can just use hairspray if I really want to lock in my foundation. This mist also has "parfum" in it. I don't really believe in setting sprays the only one that has worked for me is Urban Decay All Nighter, if this is touted as a dupe then I will try it but I haven't heard anything of the sort.

Revolution Matte Base Full Coverage Foundation by Makeup Revolution
I was really surprised when I saw this because I hadn't heard anything about it, and this is the Makeup Revolution Matte Base Foundation*. A full coverage, but lightweight and buildable formula that offers a soft matte finish that claims to blurs pores. I have enlarged pores and texture so this is something I will most likely try, pending reviews of course. I really hope that some wear tests pop up on YouTube. Trying to find a good longwearing foundation is so hard, I want some Maybelline Super Stay kind of lasting power please and thank you.

Glow Revolution Prime Set Glow Illuminating Face and Body Mist by Makeup Revolution
Not something that would interest me at present but the bottle was so pretty in store I had to snap a photo of it. I am talking about the Glow Revolution Eternal Gold. They do come in a bronze version as well, I believe these are dupes of the MAC Fix Plus Sprays which came in highlight shades such as Gold Lite and Pink Lite. Great idea for anyone who adores dewy radiance glowy skin, but my skin does not need any help it glows all by itself. 

I Heart Revolution Vanilla Body Scrub
Not exactly beauty, but I was definitely surprised to see that Revolution Beauty's sister brand I Heart Revolution have bath and body products including the I Heart Revolution Vanilla Body Scrub, out of the three products I mention in this post this is the one that is most my cup of tea. I have only tried one or two loose body scrubs but they came in jars, I am not sure how I feel about how these are packaged. I have a feeling I would always end up using too much and ultimately wasting a lot of product.

I Heart Revolution Chocolate Body Scrub
They also have a chocolate version which is the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Body Scrub. They are supposed to be good for dry skin, so maybe I should try these on my feet or other dry areas like elbows but the chocolate scent is a no-go for me. I have a feeling they will extend this range and include more scents like coffee as the Frank Coffee Scrubs are what this packaging and concept remind me of.

I Heart Revolution Unicorn Fizz
This looks really cute and it is the I Heart Revolution Unicorn Fizz, which are little foaming fizzers that you put in your bath and it releases a citrus scent and essential oils. I like bubbles in my bath and that is all I really care about. I have recently started to add some essential bath oils and Epsom salts, but these are not something I would go for, I also don't particularly like green.

No 7 HydraLuminous Moisturising Foundation
Another item that has no business being in my eye line, just looking at it made my oily skin sweat. The No 7 HydraLuminous Moisturising Foundation is a vitamin-infused (A, C and E) moisturising foundation that gives an all day glow for fresh, healthy, luminous-looking skin. It also contains grapeseed oil and says to shake well before use, it does sound great for dry skin, and I saw that Anoushka posted a video on it which you can watch here if you are interested to find out more, because I don't see myself ever needing to try this. This could be a good option for more mature skin also and dry skin would soak this up. 

No 7 The Full 360 Mascara
Another product from No 7 is this mascara called The No 7 The Full 360 Mascara. I do like No 7 mascaras and this one in particular sounds good and I really like the look of the wand which you can see below. This mascara claims to provide dramatically fuller-looking lashes with a curl that will last. The bristles have quite a distinctive gap between them which I am not used to seeing so this will be a mascara that remains on my radar I think.

No 7 The Full 360 Mascara Wand
Allegeldy, this mascara will hold a curl for up to 24 hours. I always use a lash curler if I have time before applying mascara and I do like my lashes to be curled well it makes such a difference to the eyes and helps them look more awake. We all want that bright-eyed and bushy tailed kind of look especially on a Monday morning. 

NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Contour Concealer
Available in 24 shades this is the NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Contour Concealer described as highly pigmented, matte and longwearing. I have watched a few tutorials from YouTubers and this does seem like quite a good concealer. I am wary of NYX complexion products and I am not entirely sure why. I can only attribute it to the fact that their complexion products get such mixed reviews, more so than others. I feel like for a lot of base products there is a general consensus for people with a similar skin type but I know many people with a similar skin type have a varying opinion on the Can't Stop Won't Stop foundation so the jury is still out on the concealer. 

NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Setting Powder
Along with the concealer, NYX came out with a loose setting powder called NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Setting Powder. I love that it comes in different shades, I have yet to try the trend of setting my contour areas with darker loose powder and it is something I want to try. This is said to be a featherlight loose setting powder which controls oil and provides a smooth, matte and fresh-looking finish. This powder doesn't have talc in it unlike the L'Oreal Infallible Magic Loose Powder mentioned earlier.

Rimmel Maxi Blush in Third Base
Last but not least, I am really not sure if this is new or not but I have never seen it before and I am talking about the Rimmel Maxi Blushes, there are four shades available I believe and the one pictured is the Rimmel Maxi Blush in Third Base, I was drawn to this particular shade because it reminds me of Benefit Cosmetics Coralista which is one of my favourite all time blushes it even has that touch of shimmer in it too.

Rimmel Maxi Blush in Third Base
Described as a pigmented, blendable, long-lasting blush, that will last from the office to the after party, I am sorely tempted to grab one of these. The shade are Wild Card (deep berry shade), Exposed (pink mauve blush), Sweet Cheeks (peach blush) and Third Base (pictured, coral blush with slight gold shimmer). On second thoughts, the Rimmel Website shows a whole host of one star reviews so this might be a pass from me. Thank U, Next.

Thank you so much for reading, I inserted review of the NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop products as I thought it might be helpful for you guys to see them in action. I hope you are having a great start to the week, comment below if you have tried any of these products or want to, or if you don't want to. I am interested in all of it. Check out my social media links below and check back for the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation review as I have finally found the best way to use it for my skin type. I will be posting that on Thursday. Have a great evening or day. Take care.

Have you tried, or do you want to try, anything in this post? 


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Tuesday, 19 February 2019


If you didn't already know, in my final year of University I had a Greek adventure where my friends and I travelled to Santorini, Mykonos and Athens and it was fantastic. I have also been to Zante and I highly recommend Greece as a holiday destination as it has something for everyone, whether you like partying, night life, beaches, quiet time, or art and history. Greece has you covered. The capital and largest city in the country is Athens, closely followed by Thessaloniki. As well as boasting the longest Mediterranean coastline, with the bluest sea of life, it also boasts many islands, 227 of which are inhabited. Of course, Greece is known for its history, and with such a long coast, the beaches are something else that draws the crowds. 

If you’d like to pay the mainland or one of the many islands a visit, here are some tips to help you make your Greek holiday a memorable one.


There are a wealth of options if you want to enjoy holidays in Greece. Book a cabin on a small sailboat and make your way around the Greek islands. Alternatively, book a luxury villa and enjoy a ringside seat next to your very own private pool. There are hostels, cruise ships, guest houses, hotels and more. Personally I stayed in hostels and hotels most of the time and had a great time, good locations, fantastic and helpful staff and clean comfy rooms. 


If you’re travelling at the height of the summer, you’re not going to need a lot of clothes! The climate is typically Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. If you travel to the mountains in the winter, you could even get a good dusting of snow. Remember to pack your swimwear and a towel, waterproof case for your phone, sun protection, and some modest items of clothing, just in case you’re planning to visit sites such as cathedrals. When I went to Zante in the middle of August it was scorching hot and the metal zip on my playsuit burned me, so do be careful and pack for the climate and remember to carry water with you if it is hot. 


Be prepared for everything to be done at a snail’s pace, much the same as anywhere in the Mediterranean region. Life in these countries is very relaxed; some would say almost horizontal. If you’re the kind of person that likes things to happen when they’re supposed to, or you don’t like waiting, you’re in for a culture shock when you visit Greece. In addition to this, you meet such a wide variety of people and truly everyone is friendly and kind and so relaxed. 


So much so that you might need to sign up at the gym when you get back home! The traditional meal in a Greek taverna consists of meze, something similar to Spanish tapas. Your table will be laid out with plate after plate of delicious food, and you’ll have to be very strong willed not to try them all. Plus, my favourite thing about European destinations is the cheap wine and alcohol, Greece does not disappoint. Drink responsibly kids. Mykonos in particular had some great restaurants, I have been there twice now and their gyros (pita wraps) are divine. 


Wherever you are in Greece, there are going to be ancient ruins and buildings for you to explore. The country is littered with historic relics. Some of the most famous archaeological sites are pretty pricey, but you have to visit at least a couple of them during your stay. Athens, of course, is riddled with history and some of the most gorgeous structures that are world renowned. But there are architectural ruins all over, especially in the Greek islands. 


You’re going to need a strong stomach if you want to explore the area using four wheels. Much of it is very rough terrain, so you’ll find yourself being driven back and forth, often at break-neck speeds. If you’re driving yourself, remember to take regular breaks because such challenging driving can be very tiring. There are bound to be plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views.  Personally, I found ferry easiest and you can take planes to the further islands if needed. 

Thank you for reading, Greece has been one of my favourite places to visit and I think I will continually go back there whenever I can. On ferry rides, at the various stops on the way I would want to explore everywhere and the Agean Sea is the prettiest sea I have ever seen, so blue and sparkly it is hypnotising. Are you going on any holidays this year? Let me know in a comment down below. I hope you are having a fabulous week. Take care. 

Have you been to Greece? 


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Saturday, 9 February 2019


I mentioned in my last post (read here) that I am doing a no/low buy this year because I have far too much makeup relative to how much makeup I actually wear. Just to be clear, guys, this is not a review post. I will have in-depth reviews on both of these with before and after photos so you can really see how it looks. This post is dedicated to why I bought them and how my no buy or low buy is going to play out. I was inspired by a lot of bloggers and mostly just noticed how flippantly I purchase makeup, I have so many eyeshadow palettes and once bought they usually remain unused after a week or so of excitement and that's just not who I want to be anymore. I have so many great products that really deserve to be used. Without further ado, here is how the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation* and L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara made it into my shopping basket in the month of January. You will be pleased to hear so far eight days into the month of Feb and I have not bought any makeup. So far so good. 

As a proud owner of the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer* (C10) which I truly enjoy, I wasn't that excited about the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation*. I watched Nikkia Joy's wear test on it and was left less than impressed, Nikkia, with her beautiful Australian accent, has oily skin like myself so I do trust her reviews and really appreciate her thorough wear tests with close-ups that get right in there. In fact, I just watched her Morphe Fluidity Foundation Review this morning on my way to work. It was actually a different YouTuber than I started watching recently that convinced me to buy it and that is Casey Holmes, a fellow oily skin queen. The shade I purchased was F10.5 - for medium skin tones with a warm golden undertone (this is my perfect summer shade, and in winter I am able to lighten it with concealer), it is described as a "full coverage foundation" with a lightweight but creamy and buildable formula that is oil-free and provides a demi-matte finish. It s also vegan and cruelty free

Genuinely surprised by how much I like the applicator which is like an oversized concealer wand. I usually pump foundation out on my hand or my brush/sponge but with this applicator I can just plonk it on my face which wastes a lot less product. Unfortunately, for me this also means I often overestimate how much I actually need and end up with more coverage than I intended. Overall, I have used this foundation approximately five or six times and I have mixed feelings so far. I think it feels like I am wearing foundation but this might be due to how much I apply and in the following week I am going to play around with it further with different base products as well. The packaging, the shades and the coverage are all wins for me and I do like the finish so I have high hopes. I do wear makeup for over ten hours some days though so a longwearing formula is what I am really looking for when it comes to foundation, that looks pretty all day. Stay tuned. 

The L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara, no bones about it, I like it a lot. The packaging is beautiful, the formula is lovely. The way I apply mascara is to curl my lashes well and wipe as much off my wand as possible so I really only go in with very little, this is because not only is it so much easier to remove but it lasts a lot better throughout the day especially on rainy windy days there is no smudging, smearing or weird flecks on random parts of the face. I like this mascara a lot so far. The formula is a little wet, but that doesn't make much difference to me as I wipe most of it off, and the brush is a little big and not as defined as I would like. So although so far I enjoy using it, I wouldn't consider it my all time favourite. I really want to try the Max Factor Clump Defy Volume Mascara

Thank you so much for reading, I am pleased that the two products I purchased were both affordable or "drugstore", I purchased a mascara because I needed an every day mascara for work, normally I never wear mascara but I am still in that phase when I want to look like I care ya know. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. There have been several new releases, but I actually want to try and create some Valentine's Day Makeup Looks, so hopefully that will be the focus of next week, and there is one release that I am keen to discuss as I have a lot of opinions on it. Please let me know what you purchased this month in a comment below. Thank you. Take care. 

What did you buy this January? 


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