[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 

 

 

 

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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 

[Review] Superdrug Essentials Caffeine Facial Wipes

Happy Friday!

I LOVE green tea so decided to pick these up on a whim when in Superdrug.  I have done a whole post on my skin care routine and you will note that makeup wipes do not enter into it. However, I have tried these out and actually like them.  I expected these to take off my top layer of makeup while leaving waterproof mascara etc. still in place however, these are the best wipes I have tried in actually removing makeup.  I cannot believe the amount of makeup that ends up on the wipe once I am done.  They do have a place in my skin care routine albeit not daily.  So far, I have used them prior to my skincare routine, for a quick wipe when it has been hot and to take off makeup after a night out – I must admit I am not great at skin care after a couple of drinks. 

The packet is also super cute and you get 25 wipes for £1.29 which is about 5p a wipe. They do state that they are limited edition so I am not sure how long they will stay in store but for me I hope they make them permanent.  I actually prefer these to the Garnier Micellar Clensing Wipes which were the last ones I tried and loved.


What they claim: 

“Superdrug Wake Me Up! Caffeine and Green Tea Facial Wipes are specially formulated to gently purify and cleanse away impurities, removing make-up and waterproof mascara. Skin is left feeling soft and refreshed. Dermatologically approved.”


 

Pros 

  • Effectively takes off most makeup
  • Leaves skin feeling refreshed and clean
  • Smells good
  • Affordable – 5p per wipe
  • Easily to get your hands on – Superdrug
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Cute packaging

 

Cons 

  • May only be limited edition
  • Face wipes are not great for the skin
  • Doesn’t remove all traces of makeup

 

What are your favourite face wipes?

Love, Minnie xoxo 

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Updated Everday Makeup Routine

Hello loves 

Thursday again already! Can almost smell the weekend now.

I believe that I did every day makeup routine post last summer so I thought I would update you all on what I am currently using – I know some of it is exactly the same! 

I have also reached 100 followers this week so keep an eye out for a giveaway coming up shortly.


 

Base 

The ordinary foundation

This is a new discovery and I have done a whole blog post – which you can find here! I don’t usually wear a power with this as I have fairly dry skin at the moment and it seems to make it looked terrible.  The foundation coverage lasts most of the day but I do re-do my makeup if I am out in the evening.

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Concealer

Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer 

I purchased this when my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer ran out suddenly and I couldn’t get to Boots.  It was very much an impulse purchase but I do like it and it is running low already.  I will re-purchase as I feel that I need it in my makeup bag although I do want to try the Revolution one.  This costs £8.99 and claims to be anti-fatigue which I am not sure about but on days where I am having a low makeup day or good skin, I almost use it as a substitute for foundation.

 

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Contour … Highlight and Bronze 

Bleach London Contour – Nuity – bones 2

I have never really been good with contour and I find most things too dark and obvious. However, I purchased this following a recommendation from YouTuber Soph Does Nails. She has never light skin and said that this worked a treat.  I agree… I purchased this along with the Contour Brush from Bleach London and I use it most days, even for work.  I have a few other products that have and I want to try but this is too good to let go off.  It is only £4.50 too from Cult Beauty.

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Clinque Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight

I actually received this as a free gift with a Clinque order a little while ago, so I do only have the mini version.  I didn’t really know how to use it when I first recieved it but it is becoming my go to highlighter.  It is so easy to apply to the right areas and then I simply use my finger to blend in.  It is a cream formula but it blends well with the powder contour.  When this runs out I will buy the full-sized version which is £20.00.  They also do a contour stick the same as this which I am also keen to try out.

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Collection Bronze Glow Mosaic Powder 

I use this every day to warm up my face before I leave the house.  I keep it in my handbag rather than with the rest of my makeup and use it throughout the day if needed.  I have spoken about this before on my blog and I am now hitting pan. It is only £2.99 at boots and really does give a nice sun-kissed glow.  I don’t tan my face so when I have self-tanned, I often need something to help me match in and this works perfectly.  The different shades help it look natural on the skin.

Eyes 

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and L’oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara 

I have spoken about both of these products on here before and I am still loving them.  They are both under £10.00 and I use them daily, well one or the other.  They can be built up and work well for both work and nighttime. I have very sensitive eyes and these both cause no problems.

Clinque High Impact Waterproof Mascara 

Towards the end of last year, I posted on Twitter that I needed a good waterproof mascara for my Grandma’s funeral and this was the suggestion I received.  I wear it every time I know I am going to cry (sad film, funeral etc.) when it is heavily raining or just when I know I will have a long day. It stays put, like it doesn’t move or run at all. It is slightly more expensive at £19.00 but it does last well.

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Too Faced – ‘Chocolate Bar’ eye shadow palette

I purchased the small version of this in the January Sales as I am not used to wearing eye-shadow, I decided it would be good to try it out. It smells so good, it always makes me crave chocolate but the colours are also very good for an every day look and can be built up for those after work drinks or date nights when needed. It is a product which I am slowly enjoying using.

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Lips 

Normally, I wear a Mac Nude Lip as an everyday shade.  My current favourite is Velvet Teddy but I will do a separate post on my current Mac Lipstick Collection.

What is your every day makeup routine?

Love, Minnie xoxo

 

 

[Review] The Ordinary Foundation

When my skin was at its worse, I splurged on the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation and mixed this daily with my loved Clinque Even Better Foundation. They went so great together however, not cheap and as a new home owner with lots of work to do, I decided to look for a cheaper alternative.

That is when I discovered The Ordinary and quickly ordered with a free delivery offer on Cult Beauty.  I ordered the Coverage Foundation at first but I am not sure if the shade wasn’t right for when I am tanned or I just didn’t like the formula, despite the amazing coverage.  I then ordered the Serum Foundation, in one shade darker and actually really loved the way it felt on my skin.  The coverage is definitely medium and covers most of my blemishes.  It is £5.70 for a 30ml bottle which is really good value too.  I have been using this foundation for well over a month and I am converted.


What it claims:  

‘…this lightweight, medium coverage serum is crafted from colour pigments suspended in The Ordinary’s proprietary ‘spreadability system’. This unique formulation allows the pigments to look natural on the skin, stay on for longer and resist collecting within lines. In 21 versatile hues (with clever undertone identifiers) snap up your shade for seamless coverage – not to mention endless beauty brownie points.’


Pros 

  • It is extremely affordable at £5.70 per bottle
  • It comes in a good range of shades – to suit all skin tones
  • It glides onto the skin really well
  • It has good medium coverage
  • Can be easily found online
  • It even’s skin tones well

Cons 

  • It doesn’t cover all of my blemishes
  • It doesn’t blend well with a sponge – much better with a brush
  • It is not full coverage

 

What is your favourite foundation?

Love, Minnie xoxo

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Current Favourites

I meant for this post to go live during the last week of August and as it was already half completed, I decided that I would post it anyway just not as an August favourites but as a current one.  August was the weirdest month for me so I don’t think I actually discovered much new stuff. I will also apologise for the lack of photos but you can see my post here which explains my mind-set at the moment.

Favourites 

Colgate Max White One Toothpaste

I am so fussy when it comes to toothpaste but I absolutely love this one.  There isn’t too much to say about it except that it foams in the mouth nicely (yes, that does sound weird) and my teeth feel so clean after using it. I am not sure on whether it actually does whiten your teeth but it is a good buy and only £4.00 although I am sure I got mine on offer. I think that this is a toothpaste which I will be purchasing again when this tube runs out.

Collection Invisible Powder

This makes my makeup look 100% times better. My skin looks matte and perfect when this is applied on top of foundation.  It is really light weight and you cannot actually tell that anything has been applied over makeup. I am really enjoying this at the moment and when I went away for the night at the weekend and forgot it, I felt so naked.  I wasn’t sure on this when I first ordered it but I am so glad that it is good.

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Rose Water Toner

I bought this as it jumped out at me in Superdrug and I love it.  I use it every night just before I get into bed to ensure that my face is clean and I wake up with super soft skin.  I can’t imagine this not being part of my skin care routine now. It smells so good too.

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Sudocream

I have always loved Sudocream but hadn’t had to use it for ages.  I did however, have a pretty bad breakout period at the beginning of August and this came in so handy.  I just covered the bad breakouts, woke up in the morning and my skin was almost clear (OK, maybe not, but not too bad).   I recommend always having a tub of this stuff handy.

Friction Free Razor 

I first saw this as one of those annoying adverts on Facebook tempting you to purchase stuff that you don’t really need but it did grab me.  So you pay £9.00 per month and they send you a razor and four blades each month.  The idea is that you can use each razor blade for a week and then simply swap it for a new one.  I am so lazy when it comes to shopping for razors so having this come straight to my door is super handy.  It also prevents your razors getting dirty as they are replaced.  You can cancel or pause the subscription at any time which is also good, in case you do forget to replace the blades each week and have to many.IMG_2827

13 Reasons Why

Ok, so I didn’t pick the best time in my life to watch one of the most depressing shows I have ever seen but I did enjoy it.  I won’t give too much away but it is worth a watch (not if you are in a really low place) but it does make you realise that the way you treat people can make such a difference to their life.  You never know what someone is going through so you shouldn’t judge them or be mean to them.

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte 

It has taken me a while to read this due to different factors but I finally finished it this week and I will do a whole book review soon, I promise.  I loved it… I feel that it was probably the best book I have ever read, the story was great and so well written.  It was my first Bronte and I have already ordered some more.  I always stock up on books so I need to get through the growing pile I have before reading the next one. I defiantly recommend this.

What are your current favourites?

Love, Minnie x 

 

 

 

[First Impressions] L’Oreal Paris Miss Baby Roll Mascara

Hello!

It has been so long, I was loving blogging and then I went through some personal stuff which meant that I had to stop.  I have so many half-written posts that I will catch up on hopefully but I am now ready to fully get involved again.  At the weekend I purchase the L’Oreal Paris Miss Baby Roll Mascara, I have heard so many good reviews of it through people such as Soph Does Nails, I had to give it ago.


What it claims:

It’s time to say bye-bye to boring lashes and hello to new Miss Baby Roll Mascara, for mega volume, curl and all-day hold. Our mega curl roller brush curls lashes from the root, for an instant lash lift! The Quick Mega Volume formula volumises lashes and holds them in a curl all day.


It is only Monday but I wore it Saturday night when I went out with my family, Sunday for the whole day and I have it on this morning. It may be a bit early to see whether it reacts with my sensitive eyes but so far I have no issues.  The wand is different to what I’m use to but it is not hard to adjust accordingly.

I have noticed that it really does give instant lash lift and creates so much volume.  My lashes are naturally long anyway so I am always on the hunt for volume mascara and this is great.  It is also a great price at £7.99 in Boots. The packaging is also super cute and looks great in my makeup collection.

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I am looking forward to trying this out more and writing a full review in due course.

Have you tried it yet?

Love, Minnie x