The Best Dewy Glow // Mac Soft & Gentle MSF

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Hi Everyone!

About two months back , I decided to really treat myself and go for a little mac goodie , I thought long and hard on what I really needed to acheive a perfect base , I had already got some holy grail products , but could never find a highlighter that suited me. After doing my research ( watching numerous youtube videos haha) I thought Soft and Gentle was the one and only for me.This product is such a staple in so many peoples makeup bags that I thought I should give it a whirl and see what the fuss was about.

So lets get into the nitty gritty details.

The price point is like any other Mac product , it doesn’t come cheap. This MSF came about at around 45ish but I knew I wanted to splurge on it , I’m not the type of person that really likes to treat myself unless its a birthday or holiday but I just thought after getting a new job , that I deserved it.

What drew me to it at first was the colour , its the most amazing pink champagne-y colour ever , and of course I just had to cover myself in it the first day I got it just to make sure it properly worked , I wouldn’t just want to put on the average amount of highlighter , oh no! I had to go all out.

 

I was actually surprised that it didn’t really feel that powdery when I touched it it felt like it just melted into my skin which of course I loved , there’s no worse feeling that having a big blotch of powder sitting on your cheeks doing nothing , its not at all flattering.

I am in love with dewy , fresh looking skin , I have quite dry skin so what ever type of product that promises moisture , or dewiness I’m all over and this product just changed my makeup game for the better.

If I want to go ALL OUT , and intensify it even more , before I add the S&G I like to get add a tiny bit of the Benefit high beam to the tops of my cheeks , blend it out and then apply S&G over that as it gives just a naturally stunning dew to the skin.

Have you ever tried this product? what are your thoughts on it? I would love to hear all about them in the comments below

 

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xoxo

Rachael

 

 

Moving Forward in Life.

Hi Everyone

So I’ve been debating whether to write this post for a while now , or just completely leaving it. I decided what the heck and here I am now , writing a long winded post yet again. I know I’ve been very distant on this part of the internet for a while now , since last year really, but I feel more like myself now than I ever did.

From past posts you’ll realise that I left college and took time off to decide what I really wanted to do with my life , I found a job and started earning a decent income that kept me going. I have always had a fair idea of what I wanted to do in life and it was always going to be with makeup. I have ALWAYS wanted to work with makeup , I just love that makeup can change a persons mood for the better and I adore seeing people happy and thats what I really want to do in life. For a while it looked like it wasn’t really going to happen , a lot of people told me that its not a sufficient job , there’s no real calling for makeup artists out there these days and that anyone could be one. I think thats what really put me down in the dumps the past few months , since I felt like that dream that I really wanted to make a reality was never going to be in my reach.

The past few days I really pushed myself to fall back in love with the idea , and its worked , I think that the little push really just showed me that this is what I want to do in life , and I CAN make it my career. I’ve decided to research different schools around me that will help me with my career different courses and class that I may be interested in too. and just really push myself and ignore what other people are saying.

 

I find that you really need the passion and drive to have a career in something artistic or different , you really need to ignore the negative and think of the positive and there is always going to be people criticising your work , or just you as a person. I think that this week past has just taught me that I want to become a makeup artist more than I’ve ever wanted to and I’m willing to do whatever it takes. Not to sound supper sappy but no goal is ever out of reach , only you can determine whether or not you can or can’t achieve something!

 

I also have set a goal to start using this platform more , I’ve been ignoring it for months and only now have I found the passion to actually get right back into it

 

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xoxo

Rachael

 

 

Update // Getting back into the Swing of Things

Hello Everyone!
It’s me , the person who couldn’t update her blog for a VERY VERY long time! I suppose life got in the way , and I’m not going to lie , I’ve been incredibly lazy too , so much has gone on these past few months , that I felt I needed to take a breather and collect my thoughts and go from there.

I suppose the first thing I want to address , is the direction I want to take my blog , I’ve never had a schedule , a set time when I would post so I want to try my hardest now to set one , I’m starting a new job next week so I’ll know roughly when I’ll be able to post and get new content up then. I feel extremely embarrassed that I haven’t posted in so long.I also purchased a lot of Makeup Revolution items and I’m thinking on doing a haul or review on some of them , let me know down below if you would like to see that.

Secondly , I FINALLY go out of the course I hated. If you didn’t already know I was doing applied computing in college and absolutely hated it! It wasn’t for me and I just didn’t see myself doing it. That brings me on to my next topic! Next Year I will be training to become A MAKEUP ARTIST! It’s always been my dream to become a makeup artist but I was always told I needed to get a “proper” degree first , after a loooooong sit down with my parents , they knew I wasn’t happy with what I was doing and instead of making me go through something I hated , they understood and let me drop out to do something I loved.

So right now I’ll be working full time , trying to save up for a car and also working towards getting a qualification in becoming a makeup artist , I have a lot more time now too to write my blog without worrying about exams and papers , so hopefully I’ll be straight back at it!

 

thanks so much for reading guys you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see what I got up to during my extremely long break

xoxo

Rachael

 

Something a little different || Life, College & Anxiety.

Hi guys

So I thought today I would do a different kind of post , I feel like I need to change things around on my blog, put a bit of a personal touch to it and open up a little more. I want to change some things around mix my daily life into it and maybe start vlogging? I’ve been playing around with the idea of vlogging for a while and would love to dive into it , it comes across as the best form of getting to know people and what their pesonality is like.

So apart from trying out vlogging , I’ve also had some things going on in my life, I recently passed my Theory Test for driving and will be starting lessons soon. Driving is something that I really feel I need right now. I think it will give me some independence and freedom as I still live at home because my college is only 15 minutes away.

I suppose before I ramble about college I’ll let you guys know how I’ve been the past few months because I haven’t mentioned it to many people aside from my family, friends and boyfriend. I’ve been having extremely bad anxiety the past few months , and over that short time it has been growing worse. I would find it hard to do every day things , I couldn’t even go to a till to pay for things , I couldn’t answer a phone and I could barely hold a conversation with someone I barely knew. Anxiety is something that everyone deals with differently and for me it was a huge issue a few years ago and has crept back up on me now. I felt like everything was on top of me and that I couldn’t even see where my future was going and that I was just stuck in a rut. I decided that I need to take things slower and set little targets for myself. I have decided to cut my course down from 4 years to 3 , with an optional year at the end of the 3rd year incase I still want to continue on to get a degree. The course I am doing is something I no longer have an interest in , but when I found out I could do 3 years I jumped at the chance instead of giving it up completely.

After talking about college and discussing my options I found that everything was easing off I felt the cloud of anxiety that was following me was finally starting to go. My anxiety isn’t gone completely but I feel  talking about the situation to the people closest to me really helped me deal with it.

On a lighter note , Halloween break was great , I finally was able to relax and not have to worry about assignments and work. I spent time with friends and had a chill week. My provisional license will be ariving some time this week so I’ll be starting my lessons once It arrives . My goal is to be able to drive before I go back to college next year so fingers crossed!

I would really love to know your ideas on vlogging , would you be interested in seeing some vlogs? drop me a comment below 🙂

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xoxo

Rachael

My Hair Care Routine ♡

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Hi everyone

so it dawned on me the other day that  I have never really posted anything to do with hair or hair care or hair maintenance, I’m not THAT big into hair, I know the style that suits me , the products that work for me so  I stick to them. I’m not one to venture out with my hair I’ve had 4 fringes in the past and hated them from the first cut ( I don’t know why I kept getting them) I’ve dyed my hair a grand total of 6 times and I’m only 19 ( is that a lot for my age?) the last time I dyed my hair I HATED it. I have naturally quite light brown hair with tints of natural blonde running through and I had dyed it so dark that I looked like a crow. Anyways I’ll stop rambling on about my hair nightmares and get onto the products I use when i wash my hair and when I come out of the shower.

I am in love with Trevor Sorbie products , I just adore them. They make my hair feel smooth and salon new , and I just can’t get enough of it! I use the Trevor Sorbie Straight Shampoo I tend to have straight hair anyways but sometimes it does kink a little so to get rid of kinks and waves I use this shampoo to get the ultimate straight shiny hair!

After the shampoo I got in with the Trevor Sorbie Rejuvenate Lightweight Conditioner. I have quite thin hair which can be annoying at times , it means that I can’t really do much with my hair in terms of giving it body or volume so I like to go in with this conditioner as I feel that it really works for me and does a great job! it also protects and strengthens so whats not to love?

When I get out of the shower and after I towel dry my hair roughly , I like to go in with a heat protecting spray I have to admit I’m not too good with keeping one at my house at all times. I usually run out quick and forget to get one for a long time. I use the Trevor Sorbie Straight Protect and Shine protecting spray. This smells soooo good! and actually makes me want to use it all the time and repurchase! I spray this all over my hair and in between layers etc to make sure that I have everywhere covered. I also make sure to get the ends also.

After I dry my hair and its bone dry ( I’m horrible at half drying my hair , I get so lazy!!) I put on some of the John Frieda Frizz Ease Perfect Finish Polishing Serum I adore this serum. it makes my little fly aways stick down and not pop up to say hello throughout the day! it also helps create a healthy shine in my hair and makes it look silky smooth!

I feel like all these products in conjunction with each other are amazing and make my hair look so healthy even though  it could be doing with a bit of trim at the minute. I’ve used oils in the past but they made my hair frizzy and highlighted how brittle and dry it was , so I decided to stop using them and my hair looks better than it was now than when they were in my hair care. I usually wait 2-3 days to wash my hair spraying a little batiste in between washes so I don’t damage my hair.

I hope you enjoyed this random little post about my hair and took something new from it maybe? Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments below.

You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see what I get up to when I don’t blog

xoxo

Rachael

My Current Beauty Wish List ♡

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Hi everyone!

So I thought I would do another beauty wish list, I had wrote one before but forgot to carry on doing it as there was nothing that I felt that I REALLY needed. I have quite a bit I want to pick up this time so I thought I would share it with you all. I enjoy reading these types of blogs  cause it opens me  up to more products that I have never tried or heard of before.

morphe 35o palette

First on my list is the Morphe 35O palette. This palette is like a god! I’ve watched multiple youtube videos on it like swatches and first impressions, and I just fell in love. I am a warm neutral sort of gal so when it comes down to browns , oranges , rusty colours I’m all over it! I first seen this palette when Jaclyn Hill put it up on her snapchat and just died right on the spot. I NEED this in my life.

pippa palette blank cosmetics

Second on the list Pippa palette by Blank Cosmetics . Blank Cosmetics teamed up with Pippa O’Connor to create this dreamy palette, again it has all my colours that I love and wear  on a day to day basis and when I seen Chloe Boucher recreate a look with it I needed it pronto! it also contains a blush a  bronzer/contour colour and a highlighter which is the perfect palette to travel with since you have such a versatile combination in it!

angels on bare skin

Third on my list is the Lush’s , Angels on bare skin cleanser, I seen so many people  on youtube rave about this and how great it feels on their skin and how moisturizing it made their skin feel even before applying their moisturizer! I love changing up my cleansers time to time to see how each one will hopefully improve my skin.

champagne pop beeca

The last product on my list that I really really want is the most talked about highlighter right now … you guessed it ” champagne pop” by Becca Cosmetics in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill. I heard that this highlighter is amazing for fair skinned girls and that it just gives you that beautiful sought after glow. I’ve seen swatches ,demos and hauls and I just need this baby in my life.

so thats all the products on my beauty wish list as of now. I tend to change my mind a lot but these 4 products have been a a massive WANT for me in my head for ages. Have any of you tried these products? let me know what you thought of them in the comments below I would love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for reading guys , you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with me when I don’t blog

xoxo

Rachael

Review: Timeless Truth Bio Cellulose Bee Venom & Royal Jelly Mask

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Hi Everyone!

I’ve just received my Timeless Truth mask in the post today and couldn’t wait much longer to try it out , since it was one of the many exciting things awaiting me in the post I thought why not just try it out and give a review on it today? I’ve included price details and instructions also in this post to make it easier to follow.So lets get into the review…

I got the Bio Cellulose Bee Venom & Royal Jelly Mask from the company Timeless Truth  and this retails for £7.90 for one mask , or you can get a box of five for £38.50. You can check out the website for yourself HERE. So lets get onto the details of the mask and what is promises…

This mask is said to have the ” Latest in anti ageing treatment”  it also states that Bee Venom dates back to ancient times where creams and medicines were used to help any conditions. The bee venom in this mask is said to be an alternative to botox also!(goodbye wrinkles!) It contains Melittin which reduces anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties. They also say that ” Royal jelly is considered the ‘elixir of Youth’ and when it is mixed with the venom that the effects are enhanced! This mask is also helps the production of collagen and elastin which is super helpful for smoothing the face and giving you that amazing soft , plumped up youthful skin.

I decided to opt for this mask over the others because I feel like my skin isn’t looking as great as it has been the past while ,I’ve noticed little wrinkles where there never was before and thought I should deal with them now and not later and I feel this mask really promises great results so to took it for a whirl! First of all I cleansed my face well , I then placed the mask on my face making sure the protective layer was removed from both sides of the mask.I then removed the mask after 20 minutes. Before I put the mask on , I wanted it to feel really refreshing on my skin so I placed it into the fridge so that it would be nice and cooling when applied.

The mask itself felt extremely luxurious , it was saturated in product which I love , there’s nothing worse than getting a face mask and it having not enough product on it. It was quite tricky to get on at first but I managed! I actually looked like Hannibal Lecter) After only 3 minutes on my skin I felt my skin already begin to tighten. I was so excited when this happened because I felt it really get to work. Timeless Truth suggest that you put this mask on 3/4 times a week to see great results.I poured myself a cup of tea and relaxed while reading some blogs and watching some Youtube , When my 20 minutes were up , I took the mask off and rubbed in the extra product on my face as the mask suggested. I then followed up with my La Roche Posay moisturizer making sure I had locked all that moisture into my skin.

After about half an hour of having the mask off, I felt my skin feeling tight and plump something it has had a lack of in a while.I was so impressed by this mask it really is such a luxurious relaxing mask that’s perfect for unwinding.

I was sent this mask by the company for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are my own.

Thanks so much for reading this post guys, if you have any questions I would love to answer them so leave them in the comments below. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram if you want to know what I get up to when I don’t blog.

xoxo

Rachael