First Impressions Friday : Maybelline Great Lashย 

  

  

So last week, I decided to buy a different Mascara. I’ve been using Maybellines The Rocket for a few months now and honestly I think I might add it as my staple mascara because I love it that much. 

However, I’m always up for trying new things. What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t right? Pretty boring! 

So I ordered Maybelline Great Lash on my Very account to give it a try. 

First impression 

Meh, it’s not really anything to write home about. I think it’s a mascara that I would use on my more natural looking days. Or one that I would wear if I wasn’t wearing much makeup at all in fact. 

It’s great for length, and separation I give it that. But it doesn’t add any volume at all and I really like volumising Mascara. 

I’ve found myself doubling it To make it look how I wanted, meaning adding time onto my makeup routine, when really I want to take away time!! 

Will I buy it again? 


So all in all, looks ok I suppose, feels nice and light, seperates lashes well and makes them look longer. 

No I won’t buy it again, as mentioned above I like volume and I really don’t feel like I get that from this at all! 

I would however recommend it to anyone that likes a very natural look.  
   
Thanks so much for reading! Let me know what you think of this product if you have tried it before. 

Sam 

Xoxo

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My weekly purchases ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  


Safe to say that I’m well and truly spent up this month! Have went a little crazy this week. So that’s me done now till next month. 

I thought I would do a little post to show you what I got! 


Primark and Lush 

Recently watched a Zoella video where she had purchased some of the 3 wick candles in a tin from Primark and she said they smelt amazing! So I went to have a peek and got a couple. 

Little bit gutted they didn’t do the Peony and white tea in a bigger size as that smells gorgeous but still happy with pineapple and ginger, and also the red berry and jasmine. 

The large 3 wicks were ยฃ3.50 each and the square one was ยฃ2. 

Also picked up this cute little t shirt. I say little, this is a size 6 because they all seemed enormous and I wanted one to tuck into my high waisted black jeans. I’m usually a 12 in a top! It was ยฃ3 in the sale. 

And of course I couldn’t walk past Lush without popping in. But I was trying to contain myself as they have already had quite a lot of money from me this month! 

I got the marshmallow bath melt and the Big Blue. Both smell divine! 

   
 


Very

Couple of makeup purchases from very that arrived this week. I’m still waiting on the NYX colour correction kit but that doesn’t seem to have arrived yet!

Kate Moss Rimmel  lasting finish in shade 101

This is a super light pink, it smells gorgeous and it’s a really pretty colour. 

  


Barry M – Make me blush

I wanted to try some cream blushes as I’ve asked for some cream blush palettes for Xmas from Makeup revolution. So to tide me over till then I bought this and so far it’s great! Really pretty bright pink but once blended leaves a lovely glow. 

 



Maybelline Baby Skin – Instant fatigue blur 

I’ve been using the green tube (pour eraser) which I’ve absolutely loved but just finished it recently. So I wanted to try this one out. It’s a total different texture so I’m finding it to be a bit strange. But I’m willing to persevere with it! 

   


Maybelline Great Lash 

Haven’t used this yet, but I’ve heard mixed reviews. So thought I would check it out myself because I’m a huge fan of Maybelline products. 


Loreal Perfect match concealer 

I’ve been using this as a highlighter for under my eyes and it’s absolutely perfect. Great coverage and really helps brighten my face. Super easy to apply too. 
    


MAC – Disney limited edition Malificent sculpting powder 

I have to admit I bought this just because I love Malificent ๐Ÿ˜‘ however it was a total steal at ยฃ5.50 as I won it on eBay! Yay! And furthermore I really love it. I’ve been using it as my contour powder and it’s great for my jaw line/cheekbones. 

 


Estรฉe Lauder – double wear – fresco 

I’ve been putting this off for a while even though I really really wanted it. I’ve just never spent this much on a foundation before. As I’ve said in previous posts, I’m a huge lover of drugstore brands and I’ve really never spent more that ยฃ12 on a foundation. 

But this was totally worth it. The coverage alone has convinced me that this purchase was the best idea I’ve had in a long time. 

But it goes on lovely, doesn’t feel heavy or feel like I’m wearing 10 layers of makeup. I really have fallen in love with it. 
 

 


So as you will see, I won’t be buying anything else for a while (I hope) as this lot and my superdrug haul was more than I’d wanted to spend this month! 

But there are some great products here! Let me know if you have tried any of them and what you thought ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• 

Thanks for reading. 

Sam 

Xxx 

Selfie Saturday : My makeupย 

  

Morning lovelies! 

I thought I would give you a quick run through of what makeup I’m wearing today. After purchasing a few bits this week, I’ve been gradually adding them and changing things amongst my normal routine. 

I also dyed my hair this week! I’m a little bit sad, it didn’t take long to get blonde but it has damaged my hair quite badly. I only wanted to go blonde so that I could go a gun mental grey. Who knew going grey was such hard work? Even the hairdressers tried but the toner was washing out within a week. Too much money and still didn’t get the outcome that I wanted. So I’ve gone a nice brown instead! This is what I used : 

  


So, my makeup today consists of the following:  


Maybelline Baby skin – Instant fatigue Blur

I’m not sure if I like this yet, I’ve been using the green tube (instant pour eraser) for a few months now and it’s a totally different texture. However my makeup does go on well over it, so I’m going to persevere. I apply this to my full face as a primer.  


 

Estรฉe Lauder – Double wear – Fresco 

I bit the bullet and purchased it this week. So many people have said such great things about the coverage that I just couldn’t contain myself any longer. I’m a big advocate in drugstore makeup. I’ve been using Maybelline better skin for a while now and I love that. But the coverage I’ve got from double wear is really quite amazing. The price makes my eyes water though. But from what I’ve used so far, I’m happy to pay it!   


  

Maxfactor – Pan stik – Noveau Beige 

I use this as a concealer not foundation. So I apply it anywhere I need it. Usually under my eyes and then blemishes. 


 


Makeup Revolution contour pallets – light, medium/dark

I absolutely love these. They are only ยฃ6 per pallet in superdrug. I use the 2 lightest shades for highlighting (see previous review post to see how I highlight and contour my face) and then the 3 darkest shades for contour. 

  



Soap and Glory – Solar Powder 

I’m touching pan with this now so need to replace it. I don’t use it as a bronzer really, more like my all over face powder before I apply any contour powder! 

  

MAC – Limited edition Disney’s Malificent – Sculpting Powder 

Can’t even explain how excited I am to own this product. They are selling for quite a lot on Ebay with them being no longer available. However, I won this in a bidding for ยฃ5.50 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ that was the starting bid so no one else must have searched for it! 

It came in the post yesterday, I’ve been using it to sculpt my cheekbones and basically anywhere where I contour. LOVE it. 



Barry M – Make me blush cream

Also bought this week (keep an eye out for my weekly purchases blog later) 

I’ve asked Sean for the Makeup revolution cream blush pallets for Xmas. So in the meantime wanted to try a few others. I love this one, goes on super easy and it’s a really pretty pink colour. Blends easy with my brushes too.   

 


Collection work the colour – eyebrow kit 

I use the black mostly, but this is still by far the best eyebrow kit I’ve used. And it’s a steal at 2.99! 

  


Maybelline – The Rocket Mascara 

Still my absolute favourite although I have bought a different one to try this week. But I’m pretty sure this will be my staple mascara forever!

  


Pop Beauty – Sooty black eyeliner

No point in taking a photo as its nearly finished which shows how much I’ve loved this product. It was in my first glossy box. And I absolutely adore it. 


Kate Moss Rimmel – Nude collection shade 40

Everything I could ever want from a nude lipstick!

  


The finished look

  


Thanks for reading! Let me know if you wear any of these products and what you think! 

Sam 

Xxxx 


Contouring with Makeup Revolution Palettes ย 

  

Morning! 

Today I wanted to try out my new contour palettes from Makeup Revolution that I purchased last week. 

I had a bit of a try with some of the shades last week and was super happy with the outcome. So I wanted to start to put them into my daily routine. 

They are cream contour kits, I’ve only ever used powder before, alongside light concealers and darker foundations. So I don’t have a particular technique. 

I am a super messy contourer, due to always being in a rush with the kids. But it looks totally fine once blended out so apologies if anyone thinks I look ridiculous ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
   

 
What I did: 


I applied my normal base of Maybelline Baby Skin. 

Then I took a flat brush for highlighting. Using the first and lightest shade from the light contour palette.  

I applied it under my eyes, tops of cheek bones, chin, edges of my mouth, Cupid’s bow, bridge of my nose, forehead and a small amount of my lower jaw line. These are all the areas I like to highlight on my face. 

Then I took my contour brush and applied the shades that are last on the top line and second last on the bottom line from the dark palette and applied them under my cheekbones, and across the top of my forehead (I usually blend upwards when doing so). 

Then I applied the darkest shade from the dark palette on the edges and end of my nose, Cupid’s bow and under my bottom lip in the crease of my chin. 

I then blended the rough edges using a stippling brush. To make it less harsh. 



Then onto my normal routine, I applied a small amount of Maybelline Better Skin foundation and Maxfaxtor luminizer foundation (mixed together). Then took my expert face brush and applied the smallest amount and gently blended it all in. 

I then took my normal Sleek mini contour powder kit. Used a small amount on my contour areas just to make them pop a bit more. 

For blush I used a small amount of Soap and glory : love at first blush. 

Eyes I used Pop beauty’s sooty black eye liner and Maybelline’s, The Rocket mascara. (Remember I don’t wear eye shadow) 

Brows I used my Collection Work the colour eyebrow kit, using the shade black. 

And finally for my lips I used WetnWild Beauty Benefits Duel Effects lip liner alongside Mac’s Satin Faux lipstick. 
  

I really love these Palettes. They were just under ยฃ10 each, which I think is a bargain! The packaging and presentation is lovely and they look expensive. 

I obviously cannot compare them to any other cream contour kits because I haven’t tried any as of yet! 

I’m super excited to try their cream blush range as well as many other products they have to offer. 

Thanks so much for reading! Let me know if you have tried these yet ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
 

My favourite Maxfactor products ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  

Yesterday I was asked by the lovely The Sassy Editor, if I would recommend some Maxfactor products as she had never used them before and I had mentioned that they were one of my favourite drug store brands in my Beauty Blogger award. So I’ve compiled a short list of what I’ve used in the past. 

Pan stik 

I’ve been using this for years, like I’ve said in previous posts it’s my staple product. I’ve never changed it. It’s the only product that has consistently remained in my makeup bag that hasn’t been replaced by a better product. Because I’m yet to find anything as good. It gives maximum coverage with minimum effort. Although I don’t use this as a cream foundation as such, I use it more as a concealer. But on days when I’m in a rush, this is usually what I put on as my base foundation. It’s great for my bags under my eyes, blemishes etc.  Ive also found it crease proof, and it’s Matt. And we all know how much I love everything Matt!  

Skin Luminizer Foundation

This is a product in currently using although it’s nearly out. And as I’ve previously mentioned, every time I finish a foundation I change it to something else to try. However saying that I currently mix this with my Maybelline better skin to give my face more of a light, fresh look. It’s specially designed to reflect warm tones, and also contains a hydrator that over time helps improve your skins condition to give you a more healthy glow. It’s medium coverage which is why I chose to use it alongside another product. But it’s most definitely one I will purchase again. 

  
Face finity all day flawless 3 in 1 

I absolutely love this foundation. It’s one of the best I’ve tried so far. I don’t have to use primer as this goes on my skin so beautifully. However I do still use concealer. The coverage is excellent and I do find that I use less concealer. Mostly just for under my eyes or if I have a face demon that particularly huge! It lasts all day, doesn’t smudge or rub off onto clothing. It is exactly what it says on the bottle. Flawless. 

  
Colour X-Pert Eyeliner 

Now I don’t use liquid eyeliner anymore, but I did buy this just to try. It’s waterproof, comes in 3 different shades and has a soft tip applicator which helps create a more defined and bold look. I bought this around the same time as some eye shadows from technic, to try out the whole smokey eye look. As you know by now I don’t wear eye shadow. But this liner went on really easy, and I can imagine for someone that loves liquid eyeliner this would be an excellent product!

  
Masterpiece high definition mascara

One of my favourite mascaras on the market that I’ve tried. Excellent lash separation and gives plenty of volume. It’s waterproof and it’s great for anyone that has sensitive eyes. My eyes are really sensitive so a lot of products make me rub/itch, but not this. It only comes in black which is fine for me as that’s all I use, it basically ticks all the boxes. 

  
False Lash effect mascara

I’ve not long finished this product and I almost contemplated not switching because I loved it so much. It gave my lashes so much volume and did make it look like I was wearing falsies. It’s waterproof, doesn’t smudge and doesn’t irritate my eyes. It’s everything I want from a mascara and more. 

  
So that’s my top products! Hope you find this post useful. Obviously bare in mind what works for one may not work for another, these are just my opinions but I know that all of these products have received high star ratings and good reviews on their website along with several other blogging forums. Give them a try or let me know what you think if you have already tried these! 

Thanks for reading lovelies 

XXXX 

  

Beauty Blogger Award ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  

I have been nominated for the Beauty Blogger Award by the wonderful The Sassy Editor! If you aren’t already, give her blog a follow, it’s great! Thanks for the nomination ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

The Rules: 

Thank and follow the blog that nominated you

Display the award on your blog

Answer the questions given by the blogger who nominated you

Nominate other bloggers and link them

Create 10 questions for the nominated bloggers


The questions!


1.How many people have you told about your blog in real life? 

Pretty much everyone ๐Ÿ˜ it’s connected to my Instagram (babbajazzleblog) and to my Facebook page (same name). I have lots of lovely people on both that I hope will find my stuff interesting to read! 


How many foundations do you own? 

Currently I have 2, which I mix to create a perfect colour. I use the Max Factor skin luminizor and Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin. I change my foundation every time they run out because I’m always searching for better! 

How much time do you spend doing your makeup on a daily basis? 

15-20 minutes

Whatโ€™s your favourite eyeshadow colour? 

I don’t wear eye shadow…

Whatโ€™s your favourite makeup brush? 

I don’t really have one. I’ve never been bothered by brushes but after watching several tutorials about the Real Technique brushes, I ordered some yesterday. I do love my beauty blender though. 

When you go to a drug store what brand do you look for first? 

Max Factor or Revlon 

What was your first makeup item? 

Bright ice blue lipstick by Collection 2000

Do you regularly or have ever self tanned? 

I am super duper pale without it. So I do try to make time to tan every weekend. However this doesn’t always happen and I end up walking around resembling a white walker..

How do you feel about over drawn lips? 

If I could do it without looking like an idiot, I more than likely would. But it makes me look like a clown. On some people though it can look really nice! 

Do you contour on a daily basis? 

I’ve only actually been contouring properly for around 6 months. It’s now part of my daily routine and it’s very rare I don’t do it! 

I Nominate: 

Natalie

Buff and blend beauty

Mirifique beauty

Babyandmorebaby

Thanks again for the nomination! Make sure you link me in so I can see the answers to your questions as I love reading them. 

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