[Review] Revolution Pro Foundation Drops

hello!

You may have noticed or not that I didn’t post yesterday.  I have been posting regularly on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and some Sundays.  I have found that it is often too difficult to have a post ready to go for Monday morning after a busy weekend away from a computer so I am planning on changing the upload days to Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday to see how I get on.

So, todays post is my review of the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops, which I did a first impressions of here.  The more I wear this foundation, the more I love it.  I have noticed with continued use that it is easy to wear a little of it for low coverage which can be built up with concealer‎ or it can be built up alone to a good medium coverage. In the last six months, my skin has been on a real journey and for the first time in that period, I am comfortable without the need for foundation everyday so this is perfect for me as it can be applied for a very light coverage or built up on days where it is needed or I am heading out. This may be my new favourite foundation.

It is not a matte foundation and therefore, it leaves my skin glowy and fresh looking.  I have also not had any additional breakouts due to the foundation which is always a good thing for me.  It lasts most of my working day without any touch up – 12 hours of wear- however, if I am heading out after work a small touch up is needed but nothing too drastic. 

It is £7.00 for 18ml of the product and can be purchased at Superdrug. They have 18 shades and it is easy to colour match online however, I recommend a trip to the shop if you can. I will be purchasing the darker shade however, I have not been tanning lately due to the heat and my natural tan is taking a while to appear.

It is foundation drops so can be a little messy.  I drop them onto my hand and use a brush to then apply to the face.  I have seen people apply direct to their face or direct to the brush.  I do think all methods would work.  I really like the packaging, it is small and fits easily into a makeup bag.


What it claims:

“Create a silky, breathable base with Revolution PRO Foundation Drops. 
In 18 skin-true shades, this ultra-lightweight, water-based formula creates an undetectable finish on all skin tones. Use a few drops for a sheer wash of colour or layer up to build natural looking medium coverage.”


 

Pros

  • it is very affordable
  • easily accessible – Superdrug or online
  • good for sensitive skin – no breakouts
  • good medium coverage which can be build up
  • is not too heavy on the skin
  • long-lasting
  • easy to apply
  • 18 shades in the range
  • fresh looking skin

Cons 

  • messy application
  • only 18ml of product rather than the usual 30ml

 

What is your favourite foundation?

 

Love, Minnie xoxo 

 

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Empties #1

Hello and Hello Friday!

I have been trying to keep hold of my empties recently, it is hard living in a small flat with not much space, so it is something I am working on.  I now have a few things – it seems to take me ages to finish anything – so I decided I would ease myself in gently starting an Empties Series.


Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation

I purchased this when my skin was at its worse. I liked that Charlotte Tilbury have the amazing Magic Cream and expected this to be good for my skin.  Now there was nothing wrong with this and I did use it constantly for a while, in that time my skin didn’t improve but I don’t think it caused any more breakouts.  I found that the coverage was not great so I stopped using it so much and mixed it with other foundations. It did not make my skin look amazing either.  I think this would be good for a holiday where you want a light touch of makeup. It is also expensive for what it is.

Re-purchase: maybe at some point but not right away 

Superdrug Coconut Kiss Dry Shampoo

I did a whole review of this on my blog a few weeks ago.  You will remember that I hated this dry shampoo it is probably the worst one that I have tried. It didn’t get any better and I am thankful that it has now run out. I am on the hunt for a new one this weekend so if you have any recommendations, please let me know?

Re-purchase: No !!! 

Superdrug hot cloth cleanser

This is my love! I love this and also did a review which you can find here! I still love it and had a back up even before I had finished. I can’t imagine using anything else on my skin now and I think I use it even more than I did when I wrote my review.  I have found myself craving this when it has been hot or after a night out.  The only negative I have now discovered is that it is hard to travel with as the cloth is wet after use.

Re-purchase: Yes – already have! 

Miss Babyroll Mascara

I think I reviewed this last year and have been using it on and off since.   I have finally used it up. I still like it and the way it makes my lashes look. It is also affordable and doesn’t cause any issues for my sensitive eyes. I am keen to try out other drug store mascaras so I will not re-purchase this one straight away.

Re-purchase: maybe in the future 

I hope that you all have a nice weekend.

Love, Minnie xoxo 

Justin Timberlake The Man of the Woods Tour

I was very lucky this week and was given two tickets for Justin Timberlake’s The Man of the Woods Tour for Monday night. I decided to take one of my closest friends from University. She lives in London and I don’t make time to see her enough. Anyway, it was at the O2 in London, doors opened at 6:30pm and the show started at 7:30pm with JT coming on at 9ish. I left work early at 4:20pm and met my friend for dinner at almost 6ish.

I didn’t take a photo of my outfit as I got ready at work and then 3 tubes later I was super sweaty and didn’t look that great.  I did wear black jeans from Primark and this crop top from AllfromGrace which I loved.  It is in the sale and only £4.00 so such a bargain.


Following the release of his highly anticipated album Man of the Woods and his epic Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show performance, Justin Timberlake has announced a U.K. The Man Of The Woods Tour!

Timberlake’s last tour was the critically acclaimed The 20/20 Experience World Tour, which sold out arenas and stadiums around the globe in 2013 and 2014.


I absolutely loved the showed, I danced and drunk so much wine that both my feet and head hurt the next day but if you can still get tickets for his tour then I would recommend.  He played a mix of his new stuff and his old which was great for everyone there.

Where? 

I saw him at the o2 in London.

When? 

He is in the UK for July and August

How much? 

It varies

My rating? 

5/5

Have you seen JT live?

 

Love, Minnie xoxo

 

[Review] Superdrug Coconut Oil with Argan Oil – Hair Mask

Hello

I have been reading about the benefits of Coconut Oil for a couple of years now.  I incorporated it into my cooking last year and haven’t really looked back but I now wanted to try it into my skin care and hair routine.  You will see that I picked up this Coconut Oil with Argan Oil recently in Superdrug at the very affordable price of £1.65 reduced from £2.49. It comes in a 125ml tub which looks tiny but a lot of product is packed it.  I have also found that a little goes a long way.

The packet says that this can be used in three ways:

  1. For skin care
  2. As a hair conditioner
  3. As a hair mask

Now, all three appeal to me but I thought I would first try the product as a hair mask.  I will try to do further reviews on the other ways it can be used, if I have anything productive to add.

I decided that I would first try this at the weekend when I had no plans. It says that you can keep the mask on for two hours or over night if your hair is really dry.  I am really trying to grow my hair at the moment and looking after it well so it is in good condition.  I therefore, left it on for two hours.  It says wrap in a towel but as the UK is in the middle of a heat wave, I just tied my hair into a bun and did housework for a couple of hours. Yes, I think I am finally growing up. 

I then washed my hair with my usual shampoo and re-washed again with my usual shampoo to ensure that my hair was clean and all oil had been removed. I think I needed the second shampoo as it lathered a lot better the second time.  I did not condition my hair as I usually would and I resisted to use any blow out spray or hair oil before blow drying.  I was a bit worried how my hair was brush out however, this didn’t cause any problems at all, with no tangles or knots.  I always use a Wet Brush when I am at home and travel with mini Tangle Teezer in my handbag.

Immediately after the hair mask

I blow dried and straightened my hair as usual and honestly,  I don’t think that it has ever been easier to manage.  It is also super soft.  I had to resist the urge to keep touching it. It was nice and non-greesy all day.

The next day 

The day after I applied the mask, I was at work during the day followed by a Justin Timberlake Concert at the O2 and then stayed at a friends house.  I wouldn’t normally straighten my hair the day after washing it however, as I had such a busy day and would be getting ready for the concert at work, I decided to straighten it.  It was still easy to manage and soft.  It didn’t look dirty or non-greasy at all.

I will definitely try to make this part of my weekly routine.


What it claims:

Superdrug Coconut Oil helps condition the skin, scalp and dry or damaged hair.

Features

With Argan Oil for extra care

Benefits

Superdrug Coconut Oil helps condition the skin, scalp and dry or damaged hair.


Pros 

  • It is very affordable
  • Easily accessible in Superdrug
  • Smells amazing
  • It has many uses
  • Washes out easily
  • Leaves hair feeling super smooth

 

Cons

  • This specific one is limited edition however, they do have a coconut oil in their permanent range, it just doesn’t include argon oil.

 

Have you tried a coconut oil hair mask?

 

Love, Minnie xoxo 

 

 

 

[First Impressions] Revolution Pro Foundation Drops

I have had my eye on this foundation for a while now and having looked at everyone’s reviews I thought I would give in and finally order with my next Superdrug order.  I initially planned to walk to Superdrug on my lunch break in order to properly colour match however, it has been so hot in the UK that I just couldn’t do it.  I colour matched online and luckily they have a wide range of shades and they actually help with descriptions of colour tones for each.

I went for F4 which claims to be ‘for light skin tones with neutral undertone’ which I think is accurate and the colour matches my skin tone.  I am also going to purchase a shade darker as I think F4 will be too light for when I am tanned. Luckily it is too warm for me to fake tan at the moment… not ideal living in a flat when it is so warm.  You will have seen from my haul video that I also purchased the brush that goes with it and have only used them together so far.

It is very affordable at £7.00 for a 18ml bottle.

The first time I applied this foundation was after work before a mid-week cinema date with Rob.  I couldn’t actually believe how smoothly it went on and the finish was like my skin, it wasn’t cakey nor did it cling to any dry patches that I often have. I think I actually said ‘WOW’ out loud when applying.   I don’t have oily skin and did not use a powder to set it. It lasted all date and I was pleased.

I have used it a few more times since then for day time looks and each time I have been equally impressed with the application and the finish.  I would definitely say that it is medium finish but is buildable and has better coverage than The Ordinary Foundation.  You cannot feel it on your skin and it hasn’t led to any breakouts as of yet. It is not really a matte Finish and leaves the skin glowing.  I have actually had compliments on how good my skin looks when wearing it.

The biggest test for the foundation came this weekend when it was so warm and I didn’t have any real plans except popping to a few shops and sitting in the garden.  I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to see how it lasted all day.   I was so pleased,  my skin looked almost as good at the end of the day as it did in the morning, despite the fact I had been in a hot shop, sat in the sun, had a nap and even a little cry.  Rob was coming over in the evening, and usually I would at least touch up my makeup or re-do the whole thing. You can tell its a relationship at an early stage. However, I didn’t need to,  my skin still looked almost flawless.

I will do a full review once I have been using it for a bit longer, but I have a feeling this will be a firm favourite now.

What are your thoughts on this foundation?

 

Love, Minnie xoxo 

 

 

 

July Birchbox

Happy Sunday my beauties 

This month’s Birchbox came earlier this month as I didn’t have to make a trip to the sorting office.  I am excited to try this months products although, I did ask for the Mannakadar in the Bronzer shade not the blush one which arrived.  I am hoping that this does suit my skin tone but I will give it a try.

I am also excited to try the Beauty Pro Eye Therapy mask as I love anything with Green Tea. I am still also on the hunt for a good serum and the description of the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum sounds perfect for my blemish prone skin.


BeautyPro EYE THERAPY Under Eye Mask with Collagen and Green Tea extract

A few too many late nights leaving eyes a little tired? This nourishing treatment could be the answer! The hydrogel patch minimises fine lines, puffiness, shadows and dryness while increasing elasticity. Hello pretty peepers!

Balance Me Congested Skin Serum

Yikes – you have a spot, a blemish, a breakout! Don’t panic. Help is at hand in the form of Balance Me’s Congested Skin Serum – a skin saviour that smells so good it feels like a luxury treatment rather than an SOS (and it’s suitable for ALL skin types!). Containing the brand’s bespoke, high grade pure aromatherapy blend of Roman chamomile, anti-bacterial may change, calming lavender and eucalyptus that they’ve expertly suspended in a light, non-greasy petroleum free gel of organic aloe vera and spruce knot, it’s a non-drying, skin fixing must-have. Also great for restoring skin’s natural balance – when you really feel like your skin needs a reboot – this is the serum for that too.

Manna Kadar Paradise Blush

Brighten up pale complexions or add a pop to darker skin with this beautiful blush. The highly pigmented powder glides on smoothly for easy application, and leaves a subtle shimmer for a warm glow.

What’s in it for me..? Shower Scrub

Buff away dry skin with this uplifting shower scrub. Packed full of natural ingredients, walnut shell naturally exfoliates, sweet almond oil rejuvenates the skin, while orange and jasmine flower leave you smelling divine!

Eyeko Fat Eye Stick

Add a little glam to every make-up look with these glossy eye sticks. The twist-up pencils are great for a low maintenance smokey eye or an easy wash of colour – and the shimmering shades are perfect for both day and night!


 

What did you get in your Birchbox this month?

 

Love, Minnie xoxo 

 

Birchbox July

Superdrug & Revolution Pro Mini Haul

Hello

I had absolutely loads in my Superdrug online basket last week and lost it all before I got around to ordering and then forgot half of the stuff I wanted to buy. Nightmare! This therefore, a smaller haul than I expected but I thought I’d show you what I bought.  I may also remember the items I wanted to buy and actually purchase them so a part 2 may be coming soon.


Superdrug Coconut Oil with Argan Oil

I saw this recommended on a blog – or YouTube video so thought I would give it a go. I am planning on using it as a hair mask at the weekend so I will update you as to how I get on.  It can however, also be used as conditioner or on skin.  It is usually £2.49 but I purchased it on an offer where it was reduced to £1.65 – either way it is super affordable.

 

Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer

I have only ever heard amazing things about this concealer but every time I have tried to purchase in store it has been out of stock.  I decided to colour match online and luckily I think I did well with C4.  If I like this, I will purchase additional shades too in order to see how they work as a contour etc.  This was £4.00 so again every affordable.

Revolution Pro Foundation Drops

You may remember that I was loving The Ordinary Serum Foundation – I still do love it.  I did find however, that I like a bit more coverage some days! I have now run out of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation after realising that this worked well with The Ordinary one to provide additional coverage, but I did not want to spend as much by re-purchasing.  I have also only seen amazing reviews of this Revolution Pro Foundation so decided it was time to try.  I colour matched again online and happy with F4 from what I have seen so far. I think I will pick up the shade darker for when I am tanned.  It is only £7.00 so I feel that this is justified having two or more.

I have actually already worn this to the cinema Wednesday night so a first impressions post will be up shortly.

 

Revolution Pro Liquid Drop Foundation Brush

It was three for two on selected make up items at Superdrug when I ordered and therefore, I felt I had to purchase something else.  I really could not remember what was in my basket before so decided to have a look at other things included in the deal.  I settled on this Revolution Pro Brush which is actually designed for the foundation I picked up.  It does look really good and is only £7.00.  This meant that I actually received the concealer for free – bonus!

p.s yes I forgot to take a photo of the brush before using it – it has only been used once in the photo below.

What are your favourite Revolution Pro products?

Love, Minnie xoxo