Sunday, 26 April 2015

What's In My Makeup Bag

I have to admit, I am fairly nosey so I like to know what sort of things people have in their bags and more specifically, makeup products people have in their makeup bags and the products they use on a daily basis. I thought I’d give you a little look into the products I love and use everyday without fail. Sometimes I like to put the odd product I have put away for a while into my makeup bag just to mix things up from time to time.

My makeup bag is the Ted Baker Large Wash Bag in Black and Gold . I used to use the Small wash bag but as my makeup collection has gradually grown over the past 4 years, it not longer managed to fit my favourite items in.

The products in my makeup bag include:
  • Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
  • L’oreal Paris True Match Foundation
  • Rimmel - Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation
  • Carmex Lip Balm
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
  • Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Benefit Rockateur Blush
  • MAC Mineralise Skinfinish - Soft and Gentle
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara
  • Topshop Brow Pencil - Brown
  • MAC Eyeshadow - Jest (Left)
  • MAC Eyeshadow - All That Glitters (Right)
  • Soap and Glory Gloss Stick - Nudeist
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick - 08
  • MAC Lipstick - Viva Glam V (5)

I have already done reviews for a few of the products so you can check my opinions on them. If you would like a review on a product I haven't done, please leave a comment with the product in.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Day Trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon

On Thursday, my Boyfriend’s family invited me to go with them to Stratford-Upon-Avon. We walked around the town sightseeing and did a little spot of shopping as we passed.

The first place we visited was the Royal Shakespeare Company. They perform the work of William Shakespeare through workshops which leads to grand performances in theatres to audiences worldwide.

Secondly, was Hall’s Croft. This was the home to Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna Shakespeare and her husband, Dr John Hall. You can find out all about WW1 and see the garden in which Dr Hall grew his herbs for his treatments.

After there, we went to Shakespeare’s Birthplace. This was full of tourists witnessing the house of a British icon who is recognised worldwide.

We then decided to move away from the town centre and had a walk down the canal and took a well-deserved rest whilst witnessing the changing of the locks in which the boats travelled through. Whilst doing this, we passed the church in which Shakespeare is buried in.

Have you ever been and if so, what did you think about it all?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Real Techniques Brushes

I had been looking at the stippling and blush brush for a while as a few people had recommended them. I didn't see the point on spending money on two brushes when I already had the buffing and multi-task brush. Although they are similar, they both leave different finishes to make makeup and would highly recommend them both and wish I’d bought them sooner.

The stippling brush leaves a lovely finish to my foundation and blends it in really well without too much effort. However, it can leave brush marks if the foundation has not blended in fully. The buffing brush is a much denser brush and feels much thicker on the face and blends in much quicker although, it can still leave brush marks.

The blush brush is a really fluffy brush that leaves a perfect amount of colour to the cheeks without over applying. The multi-task brush is a smaller brush that applies a little more product than the blush brush so it is easy to apply to much in one go and you find yourself spending more time blending the product out than applying it. I prefer this brush for applying highlighter as the shape of the brush applies the product really well.

What is your favourite brush from Real Techniques?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter Chocolate Nests

As today is Easter Sunday I thought this would be a lovely post to upload. (Sorry for those of you that are hungry reading this!)

Anyone who knows me knows that I love mini eggs and I am gutted they are only in shops around easter. I found the mini eggs in the cupboard and thought I would make chocolate nests as a little treat.

I used 1 whole bar of dairy milk and melted it in a bowl. I then added cornflakes as I went along as I wasn't sure how many I would need to use. Once the cornflakes and the chocolate were combined, I put them into cupcake cases and then placed them in the fridge to harden. Once they were sturdy, I placed three mini eggs in the top and voila, Easter Chocolate Nests.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x