Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A Quick Update + My Blog Plans!

Hey there and welcome to a new post on my blog. I hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend and for today's post I have a bit of a life update for you all. I didn't know what to call this post but there are a few things that I wanted to share with you.

Way back in January I was really working hard on my blog and had so much planned for the first few months or so of 2019. However, when came back from my Holiday my motivation, ideas and also inspiration for my blog, were at an all time low. I feel like I have hardly been uploading on my blog for 3 or 4 months now and at times I felt like the love for it had completely gone. Looking back, I noticed that this was around the time that my blog views plummeted and it felt like a lot of my regular readers had got bored of me. However, I do think maybe I've been uploading posts that I know get views, rather than the ones I actually have a passion for and want to put out regardless off the amount of views it gets.

So, my plan for the month of June is to upload a new post every other day, if not every 3 days, to get my blogging mojo back and into the swing of things again. I have so many ideas on blog posts I want to write and I can't wait for you all to see what I've been working on. If you have any ideas of posts that you would like to see from me or you're a blogger that would like to collab, then I would love to hear from you either in the comments below or on my socials. Basically what this post was trying to say is that I'm BACK and you'll be seeing much more of me on here in the coming months!

I will be uploading every other day from the 1st June so please make sure you subscribe to my blog or follow my bloglovin' so you don't miss a post.

You can check out my previous post here!
See you soon.
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡

Thursday, 23 May 2019

NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Powder Foundation Review.

Hey there! For today’s post I will be reviewing the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Powder Foundation ... I know, me using a powder foundation! Who’d have thought it eh?

I recently had a bit of a splurge on makeup, most of it from NYX and the Can’t Stop Won’t Stop collection really stood out to me and I wanted to try everything. So I picked up the two Foundations, the liquid one and the powder one, and the loose setting powder. I do wanted to do a separate post reviewing the liquid foundation as that’s probably more of a ME product, but let’s see what I thought of the powder one first. I picked up the shade Alabaster which is actually the second lightest shade, but I like my foundations to give me a bit of colour so I went with this one. It’s got just the right undertone for my skin and it matches almost perfectly. I use a smaller brush first to pack on the powder and then I use a kabuki brush to just blend it out seamlessly. 

I usually end up an oily, sweaty mess by the end of the day when I wear liquid foundation, particularly in the summer, so a powder foundation should work wonders for my skin. I noticed that it felt a lot lighter on my skin,almost as if I didn’t have anything on it. I did get a couple of compliments about how much skin looked really clear, but they also didn’t know I had any makeup on it.
Powder foundations are particularly good for no makeup, makeup looks because they look super lightweight and give your skin a healthy bit of colour and coverage but don’t make you look cakey. I can’t wait to use this throughout the summer to not only feel less grim and sweaty, oily and not be able to tan through makeup but to also not get the sunglasses spots in your nose. WHAT A DREAM. If I’m looking to do a very full coverage look, then I use this to set my face as well and it’s almost like it gives even more coverage, not only just setting it. 

It did cost £15 which I do think is a little more pricey for a drugstore product, but I because I’m very happy with the way this foundation works and looks on my skin, I do think it’s worth the money. However, due to the fact I’m not necessarily crazy about powder foundations, I don’t know if I would repurchase. 

And there we have it, my thoughts on the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Powder Foundation. Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this post and I really hope you enjoyed it!! See you soon.
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡

Friday, 17 May 2019

My Favourite Eye-Shadow Palettes for Spring/ Summer || Collab.

IT'S FRI-YAY!!! Happy Weekend guys and welcome to a new post. This one is in collaboration with the lovely Mercydes from mercydesmoore.wordpress.com and we are both going to be sharing our favourite eye shadow palettes for spring / summer.

So, I'm just now realizing that 5/6 of these palettes are from Revolution and like I knew I was obsessed with and loved the brand so much, but I didn't realize quite how much hahah.

I've actually done quite a few eye looks with these palettes so I've included them at the end of this post because I don't know about you, but I love seeing the looks other people have created.
Anyway, my first favourite palette is the Revolution x Imogenation palette, which I actually feel has been neglected these past few months or so because I have been trying out lots of other new ones, but this SCREAMS spring vibes to me. Particularly the left side of the palette as the right side could be considered more autumnal. The two shades that always stand out to me are Butterfly and You Know (the blue and the red) and you can bet your life that these will be making any appearances in my makeup routine over the coming months. Not only does this palette have a number of transition shades and my fave oranges, it's also so versatile and you can make lots of different looks including smokey eyes, pop of colour, cut crease etc etc. It kinda goes without saying as it is from Revolution, but the colour payoff is insane and they're so creamy and blendable ... AND as well as all of this it has a black and a white (shimmery white) too! 

The Mermaid Hearts palette is a very new fave of mine, but I know you're all going to love this one too. I don't know about you, but recently blue has just been THE colour, it's everywhere, everyone's loving it, I'm loving it and this palette is just perfect for blue / teal looks. Although it's a very blue / teal palette, it's still really versatile with the mix of shimmer and matte shadows, the light and dark shades, transition shades, blues, yellow, pinks ... I really think this will be a summer holiday staple.

This Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette has been on my wish list for so long and a few months ago I decided to treat myself to it. The lighter green and shimmery yellow are probably the more spring vibe shadows in this palette, but green is the type of colour that can be used anytime of the year, whether it’s the coldest of winters during the Christmas season or you’re on the way to a beach club. I can’t wait to have more of a play with this palette.

I think you can probably tell by now that during the spring / summer months my go-to shadows are yellows, pinks, oranges and just about anything with a shimmer. So obviously the Revolution Peanut Butter palette couldn’t be left out of this post. Not only does this have pretty pastel colours but when a palette has a black AND a white, you just know that it’ll be a go-to for me, whatever time of year it is. I’m eyeing up the yellow and the shimmery purple for a new look?👀
I've been wanting an all matte palette and a really colourful palette for a while now, so when I saw that Revolution had the Reloaded Mysterious Mattes, I was all over it. These reloaded palettes are honestly something else and this one in particular has all those bright, pastel shades that are a STAPLE for the spring and summer. Again, the pigment of these shadows puts a lot of other brands to shame and for £4 ... FOUR FREAKIN' POUNDS, are you joking?  I used this palette for the *bottom left* and some of the *top right* look that you can see below.

My last favourite S/S eye shadow palette is the Revolution Chocolate Easter Egg and the look I created with this one is the *middle left* look. These iridescent, almost foil like shadows are honestly to die for and the pay off from these is a JOKE for a £5 palette. Well you can see for yourself in the look I did. The yellow highlight is SCREAMING at me and I can see this as both a cheekbone and inner corner highlight when I've got a tan!! I did do a full review on these palettes, so if you would like to read that where I go into more depth about the palette, then please click here.

Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this post, I really hope you enjoyed reading about my fave s/s eye palettes. Don't forget to check out Mercydes' post here and I will see you soon with a new post!

Check out my previous post here.
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

My Current Spring / Summer Clothing Wishlist!

Hey guys, happy hump day and welcome to a new post. For today's post I thought I would share some of the clothing item that are on my wishlist for the Spring / Summer. These posts always seem to be really loved by my regular readers, so I figured it was about time that I did another one!

  • blue bardot stripe print frill skater dress - missguided >> link here <<
  • taupe dome stud wedges - Missguided 
  • >> link here <<
    • mint milano oversized sleeveless t shirt dress - missguided 
    •  >> link here <<
  • grey stripe crew neck long sleeve top - Missguided >> link here <<
  • red ditsy floral print co-ord - pretty little thing >> link here <<
  • pink leaf print co-ord - pretty little thing >> link here <<
  • gunmetal metallic fishnet beach dress - pretty little thing >> link here <<
  • neon lime ruched mesh dress - pretty little thing >> link here <<
  • dani dyer nude floral skirt - in the style >> link here <<
  • tropical loving navy palm print playsuit- pink boutique >> link here <<
  •  off the shoulder piping detail tracksuit - Boohoo >> link here << 
  • mint tie front playsuit cover up - pink boutique >> link here <<
  • Leopard oversized sunglasses - boohoo >> link here <<
  • leopard asymetric bikini - boohoo >> link here <<

Check out my previous post here.
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡

Sunday, 12 May 2019

April Favourites!

I should probably start by saying sorry for not posting for a few weeks, I ended up taking a short, unplanned break from blogging  due to my lack of motivation and inspiration. I will probably do a post soon to just get some things off of my chest, a bit like a diary, just of where I'm at with blogging. However, welcome back to my blog or if this is the first time you're stumbling across it, then hey I'm Luci. 

For today's post, yep you guessed it, I will be sharing my monthly favourites with you all and my god am I excited about these products this month! Even though I've been on a bit of a spending ban and haven't spent a penny on makeup since before payday, I still have many, many of my new and previously loved faves to share with you. So, I hope you enjoy!

My first favourite this month is the Revolution Pink Clay Detoxifying Mask and my skin has been absolutely loving this. I’ve not been so good with my skincare routine lately and face masks have been the last thing I’ve wanted to do (sounds so lazy haha!), so you could say my skin was in need of some TLC. My skin has been super oily lately and the description of it said that it helps to absorb oils but also uses witch hazel and this really helped to clear up my redness. As well as making my makeup stay on longer because I’ve not been an oily sweaty mess haha. 

The Revolution Rose Gold Highlighter is still very new to my collection but I had an instant obsession with it from the first swatch. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I absolutely love shimmer blushes (especially in the summer) and with the pink tone this one has this works as both a highlight and a blush. I don’t always use this on the apples of my cheeks but, however I wear it, I absolutely love it. It’s very smooth, almost creamy (although it is powder) and it’s very pigmented so you don’t have to cake up the powder on the skin. I like to bounce my beauty blender over the top of it and it makes it sink into the skin, without giving off that powder look. I can’t recommend this enough and it only costed me £1.20 in the sale!!

Next up is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cairo. After using Abu Dhabi and Athens before, I think I’ve found my perfect nude with this one. I did find Abu Dhabi to be too brown and Athens to be a bit too orangey ish, however this ones not to brown or orange and I haven’t been able to stop using it. I really like how these are very affordable, pigmented, smooth and very creamy. They also don’t have the dry matte feeling and it doesn’t even feel like you have anything on your lips.

And those were my favourites for the month of April. I really hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you soon with another one!!

Check out my previous post here.
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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