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Real Techniques Miracle complexion sponge. Amazing!

I purchased the Real Techniques sponge a few days ago, which a lot of Youtuber’s claim to be a dupe of the Beauty Blender, which costs around £20 or so. I have not been able to use it because I have been at work, and have been tired and various other things.

So today I tried it, so I put the sponge under water, rinsed it out, and it doubled in size. Applied my foundation and concealer and powder. I am amazed, literally amazed, it blends your foundation amazingly, and makes your skin so soft, and it doesn’t even feel like you are wearing makeup because of the way it just blends the foundation and anything else. I feel like I have not got any makeup on at all, and I do!

This product is so good for the price, and is great for applying makeup, and makes your skin soft, plus the sponge is damp so it is also good, because the water mixes in and blends perfectly. It blends powders, and liquid foundations perfectly.

I cannot get over how amazing my makeup blends with this sponge it is simply amazing, I would definitely recommend this to anyone, who uses the beauty blender and wants something a little more cheaper. Absolutely amazing product, 2 thumbs up!

I have nothing bad to say about this product, I got mine from Superdrug, you can also purchase it from Boots, and also online.

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Things that I love right now!

So I got a few things this week, that I actually love right now, like LOVE!


Eylure brow stencils – £4.95 from Superdrug

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So as you can see there are 4 eyebrow styles that you can choose from, that suit your face shape. I find these to be amazing when I am trying to tweeze my eyebrows, without over plucking one or both eyebrows. They are plastic, so they are reusable again and again, which is good. This product has helped me shape my eyebrows better than when I didn’t have a guide as to what shape I needed to follow, as I over pluck one time and was fed up as I had to fill in my brows quite a bit and hated it!! They are easy to use and it is pretty straight forward.


Maybelline Baby Skin instant pore eraser primer – £7.99 from Boots.

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This is like a clear gel, that blurs away your pores and makes applying your foundation a lot nicer, and helps your foundation and makeup last quite a long time throughout the day, which is great. A lot of people claim that it is like the Benefit porefessional primer, which it is a little. It was really inexpensive and you can pick it up from Superdrug and Boots and any drug store. The packaging is also quite cute and its just aww. Works well, 2 thumbs up!!


Maybelline instant fatigue blur – £7.99 from Boots

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This comes in 2 shades, rose and apricot, I got the apricot one because of course I am sort of tanned so that’s the one I went with. This is great for minimizing lines or redness, again inexpensive and cut packaging and just a really handy thing to have. It is different to the pore blur primer, totally different products, but both great!


Born Lippy strawberry lip balm – £3.00 from The Body Shop

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As it is winter and cold and all the rest, lip balms are what you need, unless you want incredibly dry chapped lips, then go ahead do not purchase any lip balm’s, because if that is the look you are going for of dry chapped cracked lips, then ignore this product. This is strawberry lip balm, it is just a stick version to the one in a little round plastic tub, but i prefer the stick one because I find it better to apply. Smells delicious, and according to my boyfriend, tastes like fruit 🙂 so all in all a good product. Cut packaging again, as I am a sucker for cute stuff, and stuff looking all cute, so yeah.


Real techniques miracle complexion sponge – £5.99 from Boots

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Apparently this a dupe of the Beauty Blender, which I have not tried yet so I cannot make a comment on it. I have watched youtube videos of the two and seen that they both pretty much make your makeup look the same, and they are similar, with only a few differences. I have used this and it makes my makeup blend well, and is quite a good shape and size, and covers the face easily. It does remind me of a half cracked egg, as the shape and the color looks like one, but it does the job so its fine, I was laughing for a couple of minutes at the shape, I do not know why I just was. It is obviously cheaper than the beauty blender, although I am looking to buy one, just to compare the two, and see which one is actually better or if they are both the same.


So that is all the things I love at the minute 🙂

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Cheaper alternative Mascara. You will be suprised.

So im sure if everyone could, they would want a mascara to be cheap, and not pay the high prices that some of these brands charge for a simple mascara

I’ve read somewhere that mascara formulas are basically the same, with a few different ingredients here and there, but they are pretty much the same.

Today I thought you know what I am not going to pay the expensive prices, that these brands such as MAC and Maxfactor charge. I was totally against paying these prices today for some reason. At the end of the day you can work with any product, you dont even need to be these fake makeup artists out there, as they do not even have a clue how to cater to people who either dont have the money or just dont want to pay these ridiculous prices. Every “makeup artists” video ive watched, well the well known artists, talk about MAC being the best and Maxfactor and a few others, this is not the case.

Here is the mascara i got for around £10 last month.

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So above is the Bourjois – Push up Volume Glamour mascara, which is about £9

The month before that I got Maxfactor mascaras. Which were around £12 each.

So today I went into Primark, yes Primark everyone. Now I know what your thinking, oh primark thats crap, but let me tell you it is not. So I got this one below

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So this mascara was £1, and it works exactly the same as branded Mascara, it is exactly the same as your Maxfactor and Bourjois, Rimmel and even No7. I have had all the expensive mascaras, and sometimes I am not even happy with the results, the clumping and the excess product that stays in the top of the mascara tube that goes into your wand and makes it awful when you apply it.

The only thing I will say is, the wand on the Primark mascara is your average wand, sort of like Miss Sporty or a cheaper mascara brand. However I played around with different wands from old mascaras, wash them before playing around, as you dont want all the dried up mascara going into your new mascara.

So the wand with the Primark mascara is below

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As you can see the wand is quite thin and just a standard small wand.

This is the Bourjois wand

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As you can see, a thicker more precise wand with bristles to seperate your lashes.

So I basically used this Bourjois wand and used the primark mascara, it is exactly the same as having the “Bourjois mascara formula” on the wand, only it wasn’t, it was our little cheap friend Primark.

So the trick is, it does not matter what formula you have, £1 or even £22, basicall you will no doubt end up with the same result, it all depends on that wand you use. And I bet most of you have those dried up mascaras still somewhere, with the massive wands or the better wands.

It has made me never want to buy a single branded mascara ever again, not because I am poor or anything, I have the money to buy them, but because I do not see the point in spending so much money for a product you can get the same results, using a £1 mascara.

I have seen so many makeup artists, and their expensive brands on how to get big extreme mascara eyes, and that you may not have the same result if you get a cheaper one, but my darlings its all bullshit, you can achieve the same look with cheaper alternatives. If these makeup artists were actual makeup artists they would know this, and probably a few of them do, but most of them do not.

So there you have it guys, you never have to worry about expensive mascaras breaking into your budgets ever again 😄

Bye bye for now.

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Makeup rant part 2!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dLSy75M46o

Now I had posted a comment yesterday evening on a video which is posted on how to contour like kim kardashian. The link is above, now I had some keyboard warrior comment back saying :

LET GIRLS DO WHATEVER THE HELL THEY WANT TO FEEL GOOD. MAYBE LIKE LIKE DOING MAKE UP AND WANT TO SHARE IT WITH PEOPLE, IF YOU DONT LIKE IT THEN STOP FUCKING WATCHING MAKE UP TUTORIALS

Now how hilarious is this, this girl had replied back to me with very little punctuation, and all caps. Keyboard warrior much?

Now I never said girls should not be wearing makeup, I myself wear it, I am simply stating the amount girls are wearing these days is hideous and makes them look completely different and not themselves, and they are covering up their natural beauty rather than embracing it. This keyboard warrior decided to get involved when her opinion was just so ridiculous and so childish, and swearing? Really? I never swore and even in my reply I did not swear, as I am more mature, and this is probably why she agrees with 40 minute long make up process as she has not fully turned into a woman and thinks that covering yourself to a extreme extent in liquids and chemicals is the right way to go. No honey No!!!

I watched it simply for the fact of fun, to see exactly how much girls are wearing these days and commented about a girl embracing what they have and not trying to cover it up, and try to look like Kim kardashian, who by the way has had loads of surgery to look how she does.

I am sorry, my opinion is my opinion, the same exact way that these girls are wearing this hideous make up and ruining their skin and their natural beauty!!

WHY WHY would you want to cover your face so much with all these chemicals, do you not know that less is more? I do not understand why women and females feel the need to cake it, and I MEAN LITERALLY CAKE THAT SHIZZLE! I mean do they not even worry about the effects it is having on their skin, do they not see the effects when they take their makeup off, are they that blind?

I am not against makeup, I think makeup should be used to bring out features you have and to embrace your features, not to change up your whole face and try to look like a celebrity that has had tons of surgery!

Imperfection is beauty remember that girls, you should not need to ‘thin your nose’ and change the whole structure of your face, and this girl who replied to my post, said they want to wear tons to make them feel good, but do they feel good with the outcome of when they remove their makeup and their skin is vile? Should you not focus on your actual face, coz my darlings when you wake up with your boyfriend the next morning and he don’t even recognize your ass and looks at u like ” who the hell are you” that’s when you gonna realize!

What gets me mad is I will see females looking at me like I am trash when I am seen without makeup on, well im sorry I do not feel the need to constantly wear this crap.

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Hijabs wearing makeup

Now the other day I was at work, and basically had some Hijabi girl walk into my store, full face on. I however was not wearing any makeup because of course I was tired and just was not in the mood, and the look this girl was giving me was just amazing. This girl was looking at me like she was superior to me, and looking down at me, and basically giving me looks and then looking to see if i was looking at her, i’m guessing because she thought I was jealous, No honey.

The only thing that was running through my mind is, I swear you are wearing the Hijab for your religion, and to cover your hair so you aren’t attractive to men, yet you got all that makeup on girl, so it defeats the whole object of you wearing it doesn’t it?

The fact she was looking down on me because I was looking the way I was, was just annoying because honey you are going against your religion by even wearing makeup and your looking down on me, lol no way.

These girls are wearing cakey faces outside when they are even meant to be and then look down on others, who aren’t wearing makeup, well honey that’s how your meant to be!!

It was hilarious, because if I was not at work I would have said exactly that to her, but because I was I could not say anything and had to put up with the stares from her.

These girls are the biggest hypocrites, because they aren’t meant to be wearing all that crap on their faces and then look and judge girls who aren’t wearing make up, which is how they are meant to be. These girls are just so hilarious, because they wear layers and layers and then post all these religious quotes on social media, about going to heaven and blah blah when they aren’t even following their religion correctly, and then they will judge other girls on how they are dressed, when they are going against their religion anyway, and some of them do wear tight clothing themselves.

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Contouring and highlighting, trying to look like Kim Kardashian!

Okay I just had to do this post, because I have been watching alot of videos over the past few days, and I just have been sitting there like… okay.

These videos that tell you ”how to contour, and look like Kim Kardashian” are just so ridiculous and I mean so overly ridiculous.

The amount of makeup these so called ”makeup artists” are using to achieve this look, is just OTT. Some videos last up to 40 minutes and the amount of products they are putting on their face to highlight and contour is in fact sickening. How the hell are you using that much shit on your face, around 8-9 layers of powders and foundations and highlighters.

When did this become a trend? And not to mention when the makeup is off they have round dark marks all over their faces, and blemishes and spots and all sorts, well of course because of the amount of chemicals in these products.

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I do think you can highlight and contour with a lot less product, and you do not need to spend 40 minutes doing this, it can take a lot less time than that.

To be honest I do not see the need in going through this routine to look like a certain celebrity, totally pointless and ridiculous. I have tried this method before, and I was just not happy with how it turned out, it just looked over the top and I knew i had alot of product on my face and was just not at all happy.

Yes wearing make up is okay, but there is a limit to how much you are wearing to not ruin your face and make your face age quick and just look crappy without makeup. I cannot understand why people do this and why they are happy to do this to their faces.

And now there is a trend of highlighting the eyebrows, which is some massive lines underneath the eyebrow and above, with a shade of foundation which is a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone color, and it just looks so hideous.

People say they do this to thin their noses and highlight this and that and bring out this and that, but that’s not how you actually look, you should wear makeup to embrace what you have not hide what you have and try to make yourself not look like you.

I cannot stand all these so called make up artists on Instagram and Youtube teaching females that this is what you need to do before you go out, and this is what will make you look flawless and blah blah. Juts stop, the amount you are putting on your face is making your own skin far from flawless.

I hate this contouring and highlighting business, I do not see the point.