Tuesday, 13 May 2014

My thoughts on LipVoltage

Hey everyone!

So I've heard a lot about lipvoltage over the past few weeks and a girl on my Instagram posted a picture of her lips after using lipvoltage and I needed to know more about it! 
I went straight on DreamWeave's website and it was sold out so I was on a mission to find it! I started looking at it online and I only found a few posts and 1 video of it so I kept looking and after about a week I finally found it online and brought the LipVoltage and 2 Mascaras (posts to follow on them). 

Lipvoltage
When it came I was so excited and I needed to try it right there and then! I'd heard some amazing reviews and seen so many people rave about it I knew that if I didn't try it I knew I'd miss out! 



The packaging comes in 2 separate boxes, the taller one on the left is the clear gloss that you apply to your lips and the smaller box on the right is the actual plumper or 'voltage'. You put either 1,2 or 3 drops of the plumper into the clear gloss depending on how big or drastic you want results. To start with I only put 1 drop in to feel what it was like and to see how it worked, I wasn't expected to see that much of a change with only one drop but I really did and was actually surprised! 
Before 



After



When I applied the gloss I felt a tingling straight away and knew it wasn't going to be a nice feeling. Now I've heard a few people say the pain is unbearable and it feels 'like their lips are burning off' bit my personal view is that it is totally bareable and I found it to be quite an addictive pain (call me weird) but I enjoyed it! The tingling lasts for about 15/20 mins and slowly fades out leaving your lips plumed and looking great! It does leave your lips a little red but it does go down after a while! I was so shocked at the results that I've added another drop to the gloss (taking the amount to 2 drops) so I'll see how it goes! 

All in all, I absolutely love this product! It leaves you looking and feeling great, it's great for everyday use or just for a night out and for that little extra plump! ;) 
Check out @Lipvoltage on twitter to find out the stockists near you! 

Hope you all enjoy and if any of your try it let me know how you find it! :) 

Cree x

Monday, 28 April 2014

Recipe- Chocolate covered pomegranate cubes

Hiya everyone! I hope your all having a good week!

Since January I've shaken up my diet and excerise programme and I'm loving the results and transformation! (A post about all this will be up soon!) 

So since I've started eating more sensibly I've absolutely loved playing about with foods and recipes and mixing things up abit and I came up with a simple snack of you've got a bit of a sweet tooth like me! 

Hope you enjoy!

RECIPE

ingredients include:

- 85% cocoa chocolate 
- pomegranate seeds
- 2 bowls, one smaller than the other
- ice cube tray

How to make:

- take your 85% chocolate, (the higher percentage of cocoa the healthier it is for you) break into small pieces and place in smaller bowl.



- fill up the larger bowl with boiling water and place the chocolate bowl onto of the water, letting the chocolate melt slowly.




- while the chocolate is melting, place a few pomegranate seeds into the ice cube trays and fill up depending on how sweet you want them.






- when the chocolate has melted, pour into the ice cube trays until the pomegranate seeds are covered and place into the fridge until it sets! 



Hope you all enjoy! If you ever try it let me know what you think of it and your adaptations!

Cree x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

MAC Review and Haul

Hi guys! 

Ok so I've been gone a while, but while I've been gone I've had a totally revamp of my blog by the lovely Amy! (Check out her blog and amazing designs here!)
So while my blog has been changed and looks totally fresh now I took the chance to visit MAC, I mean why wouldn't I! I didn't really go for anything specific but I ended up with a lipstick and a gloss! I've been looking for a few nude/brown shade of lipstick for a while and I did find a few but I've found the holy grail of browns and I'm in LOVE! 



Matt lipstick-Velvet Teddy




I brought this lipstick not really knowing much about MAC lipsticks so I thought I would start out with something not too daring so decided to start with 'velvet teddy'. It's a Matt nude/brown shade which I've been looking at for a while and decided it was time to buy- and I'm so glad I did! I've been obsessed with this lipstick since the day I took it home! It's perfect for everyday use you can put it on with any makeup look and great for topping up throughout the day! It's a gorgeous texture on your lips, glides on and lasts for about an hour and a half even while I'm busy at work! 
If anyone's looking for a perfect nude lipstick then you have to try velvet teddy!




Lustregloss- Morning glory






Im not going to lie, I brought this lipstick just on impluse, not really thinking much about it, I saw the pink shade and thought it was super pretty so I brought it! I didn't really like much of it but when I put it on I fell in love! It's a lovely subtle shade that gives a lasting impression and I got compliments on it throughout the day! If your looking for something pretty for a spring glam then this is it! :)





I'm always looking for new lip products to try so leave a comment and let me know what your favourite is and what you recommend so I can try! Hope you all liked this post! 

Cree x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Liebster Award

Hi lovelies!

This is probably one of my favourite posts I've done, I've done this once before and I really enjoyed meeting new bloggers and reading their posts and i'm so happy I got nominated by the lovely Jennie! Thanks Jennie! (Check out her lovely blog here). For anyone that doesn't know what the Liebster award is, its an award that connects bloggers with 200 followers or less on their blog and gives them an opportunity to meet and chat to other bloggers!

                                          Check out my questions and nominations below,





What's the best thing you love about blogging?
I love everything about blogging from the shopping of the products to finally uploading, but the best thing would be for me is meeting new bloggers and sharing our ideas and generally chatting. I love finding new bloggers and ive made a lot of new friends through blogging!

What's your favourite type of blog to read?
That's a hard question, id have to say reviews on products. I like to hear what people have to say about different products and their opinions of them, it really helps me decide on whether ill buy them or not.

You are stranded on a dessert island and your only allowed to get on YouTube tutorials or blog posts... which do you choose?
This is a hard question aswell! I love watching YouTube videos but I think that im more connected in the blogger world and I think id definitely get more out of blogging :)

If you could use one or the other, which would it be out of eye shadow or lipstick?
Although I love eye shadow I would say lipstick, ive got a little obsession with lipstick and I think even on a bad day or when your not feeling to good a little bit of lipstick makes you feel a lot better!

Where is the place you would like to visit the most?
Id love to travel but I think at the minute it would either be New York or LA, id definitely love to visit New York for Christmas or a lovely winter holiday and LA for a lovely sunny girly holiday!

How do you get your motivation to blog?
I really get my motivation from reading other peoples posts and going on twitter! I think that when I see other amazing blog posts it really inspires me to read and write more posts!

If you could have any celebrity best friend in the whole world, who would it be?
This is an easy one! Kim Kardashian! Some people seem to have a problem with her but I totally love her! Her fashion and beauty is on point and shes just amazing! :P

Who are your favourite bloggers and why?
Oh ive got so many! Carli Bybel is always amazing and has some great makeup posts, I also love Tiffany D, shes so pretty and always doesn't always do fashion and beauty she also does interior which I love!

Boots or Superdrug?
Superdrug! Its like my second home. I really like Boots because you can buy things you wouldn't find in Superdrug but I get most of my things from there just because its cheaper and I prefer the reward system!

How much do you spend per month on blog related products?
This really depends on new products that are out in the month, for example I have spend more on January's products because I brought the naked 3 palette (view post here) and a new Maybelline foundation (click here to see post)

What was/ is your favourite subject at school and why?
Looking back I loved school but at the time I really hated it and couldn't wait to leave! My favourite subject at school was probably when I went to do my GCSE's I did a course along side them at school for fashion and textiles and I loved it, it made me realise that I wanted to carry on doing fashion!


            I hope you enjoyed my answers and here are my nominations and questions!


Questions:

1) What is your must have beauty product?
2) Do you prefer fashion or makeup?
3) What's your favourite thing about blogging?
4) If you had to go without one product for a month what would it be?
5) Your favourite YouTube guru's?
6) What are your favourite hobbies?
7) What's your favourite makeup product?
8) Your favourite social media site and why?
9) What's your favourite fashion piece for winter?
10) What's your favourite TV show and why?

Nominated bloggers:


                        I cant wait to read everyone's answers! hope you all enjoy! :)

Monday, 10 February 2014

Makeup Haul Time!

I don't think I've actually ever posted a haul and its been a while since I've actually been makeup shopping and I forgot how much I enjoyed it! I went straight to boots and Superdrug to buy a load of goodies! I didn't go shopping or anything in particular so as I walked into the shop I didn't know what to buy first! I picked up so many different products I had to put a few down! By the time I got home I realised I didn't buy that much so I'm planning on going back so expect another haul sometime soon! :)

  
List of products:
1.) Collection shimmer shade in Blushalicious
2.) Maybelliene dream satin liquid in light porcelain
3.) Real Techniques Beauty Blender
4.) Kelly Brook Quad eye shadow
5.) Kelly Brook bronzer in Bardot
6.) 17 single shadow in Darkness
7.) MUA academy brow pencil in blonde/ Natural collection lip liner in Ruby Rose and Almond
8.) MUA academy matt lipsticks in Peachy Keen and Totally Nude, Satin lipstick in shade 3
9.) Natural collection water guard mascara in black

I've always been a really big makeup shopper so I thought Id take advantage of the opening times at my nearest Superdrug!

The first place I went to was NewLook just for a browse and I found the Kelly Brooke makeup range! I really like Kelly Brook anyway and I've seen her makeup range before but I've only every brought the bronzer so I thought I would buy the blusher to match! The blusher (Bardot) is a soft pink/peach and its great for me as a natural everyday look. I also brought the collection shimmer shade (Blushalicious) and I love it! The 4 different shades complement each other so well and give off a subtle glow.



I love buying and trying out different lipsticks so when I went to the MUA academy stand in superdrug I saw they were only £1 so I stocked up! I Love Love Love the new Matte finish lipsticks! The 'Totally nude' shade is my go to shade and I absolutely love it! I haven't tried the Shade 3 satin finish lipstick yet as I forgot I brought it but the others stay on for a few hours and I only had to reapply once or twice throughout the day! Love Them!
When I was shopping in new look, I saw this quad by Kelly Brook and  fell in love with the colours! The deep emerald shade is magic on the lid and the palette as a whole is to die for! the only disappointment with it, is that there is no matte shades, as much as I love a shimmer shadow I kind of wanted the lighter green to be matte to balance out the look but it still looks great on!


Ive been looking for a pigmented black eye shadow for so long now but the one I've found have been either not pigmented enough or they've come of looking chalky, so when I was in boots and came across this shadow I had to buy it! With a pencil brush it would look great for a really deep Smokey eye for a night time look! I cant wait to try it soon!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

REVIEW: Naked 3 Palette

I'm going to be honest, I've never brought anything from Urban Decay before, I've heard so many great things about how good the brand are and how the products are great and the pigmentation is amazing but I've always thought the price was too steep so I've never brought anything from there. But I was thinking recently after my trip to MAC, that ill happily pay £14 or a concealer or over £20 for a foundation but I wont buy anything from Urban Decay, I thought it was a bit silly so I popped into my local Debenhams and to the Concession stand and after playing around with most of the products (and the sales guy was drawing on my hand with every product going) I decided to treat myself with the Naked 3 palette.

 I knew I had to buy the Naked 3 even though I haven't got the other 2, the reviews from this one were amazing so why not! when I got home it was the first thing I opened and the packaging is so pretty I didn't want to open it! After staring at it for a few minutes I opened it to find the most amazing neutral and shimmery shades I've ever seen. The shimmer from them looked amazing and I knew they were going to be super pigmented. In the package you get a total of 12 shades starting from a shimmery highlighter to a dark, vampy purple. I was in love!
  


Overall I really love this palette. The pigmentation on all of the shadows are amazing and they really do last all day and don't move when your applying them!

(I will post a look using this palette sometime next week so keep a look out on by blog.)
 
Have you got any of the Naked Palettes, let me know your thoughts in the comments below I would love to hear them! xx

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Review: Maybelline Superstay Foundation

Im always trying different foundations so when I was searching through superdrug the other day this bottle caught my eye! After testing the sample, I always so this and I always end up putting too much on my hand, (whoops!) I decided to buy it to try out!
Ive never tried a Maybelline foundation before but id always hear good reviews so I thought id give it a shot and I love it!





I always tend to use liquid foundations because Ive got a normal skin type and this foundation I found was oil based so if you have oily skin I would stay away! I applied the foundation with my Real Techniques buffing brush (one of my favourite brushes) and it went on like a dream! The colour matched me perfectly (I went for 048 sun beige) and didn't feel like I had any foundation on! it acted like a second layer of skin and didn't feel cakey at all!

Pros:
-Soft on the skin
-Colour match
-Packaging was eye-catching
-Creamy texture
-Lasted all day
-Buildable coverage

Cons:
-Was a bit pricey
-More than one pump needed to cover a face
-could be streaky if you don't use the right brush





Overall I really like this product and I would definitely repurchase it again as soon as I runs out. My advice would be to try this product out, it didn't disappoint me in the slightest and its in the top 5 foundations ive used so far! I'm super pleased with the foundation as a whole! To order online you can buy it from Superdrug.

NOTE:I'll be posting a lot more frequently from now on and with more of health and fitness posts and posts on keeping fit on the build up to summer!

Hope you all liked this post! :)

Cree x





Friday, 10 January 2014

Living in London..


So the past few months have been so busy and eventful I'm going to try and explain everything so it might take a while! I've always wanted to live in London because for me, London is the most exciting and best cities in the world. After deciding to study fashion at university in London I was all ready and excited to move into the city with 2 friends. With me being an optimist I didn't really think about anything going wrong, but because I was so caught up in moving out of my family home and being independent it totally washed over me that things we're going to go wrong. 
When moving all of mine and my friends stuff into the flat we rented for 6 months we walked in to find out that we actually had to move out all the previous tenants things: furniture, clothes, everything! Safe to say it wasn't a great start and we actually didn't unpack our stuff until the 3rd day of us living there but not before something else went wrong. 
After finding out the flat was a lot less than presentable we had to move back to Birmingham (my home town) for the landlord to clear everything out and get it all right again! So after a lot of hassle and commotion with the landlord, lets just say he isn't the nicest of people and if anyone had ever rented you may know that they aren't really there to be nice to you! 
Just as me and my friends think that it's all over, we go back to the flat, finally get settled after 3 weeks, my life in London wasn't actually going to be that easy. Being students in London isn't that easy, with no money we wouldn't have the internet installed which obviously meant I couldn't blog! :( 

I started university and all wasn't that great. The course wasn't really what I thought it was going to be and wasn't really enjoying the education while I wasn't even getting my student loan. Safe to say I wasn't really enjoying London, don't get me wrong I absolutely love London and I will eventually move back, maybe later this year or next year, who knows, but I know that London is the place for me to live but education just isn't for me so I'm back in Birmingham for the meanwhile until I can save enough money and it's the right time for me to move back down to London! 

While I did have a pretty rough time in London I did get out and enjoy the sights and lived the London lifestyle! :)

 
                                
                      


                        
          

                             


So I'm back to blogging about makeup, beauty, fashion and my life so I'll keep you posted when I'll be posting again! Hope you all enjoy this post and I'm sorry about my lack in spots but hopefully this explains everything! :) x