Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick and general update

Hello lovely people, 

After a fabulous 6 weeks off, I went back to work on Monday and that’s why I haven’t updated my blog for a while! I haven’t had a chance to buy anything (much) new or had the chance to do a blog post until now! I hope you’re having a lovely week and this is just a little update on me and a little review on a new make-up product I bought (well, got a sample of!). 

After buying all new skin care products last week, can I just say my skin looks the best it’s ever looked in my life. It’s so soft and I have very few dark spots or imperfections and I’ve had no break outs – which is just amazing. One of the new products I bought was the Superdrug naturally radiant eye cream which I instantly fell in love with as it totally brightens up my whole eye area and I still love it for that buuuuuut unfortunately it’s not really shifting my dark circles or the fine lines I have under my eye so I’m on the hunt, still, for an eye cream that can do that job – any suggestions would be amazing, please and thank you. 

Last week I ordered some samples from feelunique which finally came yesterday and one of the samples was The Balm meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick in the shade “committed”. I was expecting to get some in a little packet but got a miniature lipstick which is so cute! I really like the colour as well and it’s super creamy and smells just like After Eights – it’s always a bonus when things smell of chocolate. After trying the sample and wearing it at work, I think I’ll defiantly be purchasing a full sized one in the near future. As I say, I love the colour and it stayed on for ages and smells amazing. 

So there we are – just a little updated and review as I haven’t done anything in ages. If anyone could recommend an eye cream that battles dark circles and fine lines, I’d be really grateful! Have an amazing rest of the week and weekend and thank you for reading. 

Love, Emily x


Mary-Lou Manizer update 

Hello lovely people,

Yesterday I posted about my first feelunique order and talked about The Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter by The Balm – which I tried out, on my face, this morning. 

This is just going to be a little update on the highlighter – what I think about it with some pictures of the end result. 

The highlighter is quite pigmented so it was no problem applying it to the brush and none of the product, that I could see, fell off the brush. It felt very soft when I applied it onto my face and the colour is beautiful. I really like the colour – as I said yesterday, it’s a peachy/golden colour with not too much sparkle/glitter. The highlighter gives a really nice glow that you could build up if you wanted to. I applied two little sweeps of highlighter to get my preferred look but just one sweep provided a nice, natural glow and I imagine you could add more and more, if you wanted to create a more noticeable glow. 

I’ll definitely continue using this highlighter because I’ve just fallen in love with it already! It’s definitely a 5 out of 5 for me. 

I took a standard selfie and then some close ups in different lighting to try and show case the glow. Thank you for reading my update, I hope you’ve enjoyed it! 

Love, Emily x 

My first order!

Hello lovely people,

On Monday I placed my first ever feelunique order and it was delivered this morning. I’ve never ordered from them before and I was impressed with how long it took to be delivered and my order was packaged really well.

I ordered three products and also receive 2 free samples. I ordered The Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter by TheBalm, NYX studio finishing powered in translucent and NYX sculpt and highlight face duo in taupe/Ivory. The two free samples I got with my order were Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower and Herborist silky all day moisturising facial toner.

Within a few hours of my order coming, I have already tried them all and thought I’d do a post about my first impressions of these products with some picture to match. 

The first thing I tried was the Herborist facial toner which felt absolutely wonderful on my skin. It felt so soft and my skin still feels soft now after applying my make-up. The consistently was a bit thicker than my usual toner, but it’s defiantly a product I’ll consider using in the future. I also had a little spritz of the Jimmy Choo illicit flower which has a floral and fruity scent. 

I first heard about the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter on a YouTube video by Mia Redworth, one of my favourite instagramers/youtubers/bloggers. She was doing a tutorial on her daily make-up look where she used and talked about this product which just looked absolutely beautiful on her skin and I thought instantly “I’ve got to try this!”. After looking around online, I found it and it was quite pricey for me (I don’t tend to spend too much on make-up) with it retailing at about £17.50-£19. However, I found it on feelunque for £14.85 (it was and still is 15% off) and decided to get it. The packaging is gorgeous and I absolutely love it. It’s a picture of a retro pin-up girl posing for a police line-up picture. When you open the case up there is a mirror inside. The colour is quite golden/peachy and it isn’t “glittery” like a lot of highlighters are. I’ve swatched it on my hand alone and also next to my usual highlighter(Golden Lights vivid highlighter by Make-up Revolution) to compare the two. I really like the colour and the highlighter feels soft to touch and I can’t wait to try it on my face!

The next product to test was the NYX studio photo finishing powder in translucent. The powder is very translucent – it’s practically white. There’s a sieve like lid on top of the powder so you can pour some out into the lid without making too much of a mess. I couldn’t swatch the powder as it was so pale and melted into my skin as soon as I tried to put some on my hand to test it. The powder is very fine and, as I say, melted into my skin. 

The final product to test was the NYX sculpt and highlight face duo in taupe/Ivory. I’ve wanted to buy this product for a while now but could never find it in the right shade for my skin. It’s very creamy and blended out nicely when I tried it on my hand. I’m not too keen on the applicator – it’s like a lipgloss brush on both sides and I just feel it’s a bit thin. What I like most about the product is the set of three pictures on the side with a basic idea of where to apply the highlighter and the contour. 

And there we go! My first impressions of my first feelunique order. I will defiantly be ordering from them again as they have so many different brands and products available and I love the little samples that come with your order. They have a sale on at the moment so I’d recommend having a look! They also have a samples section where you can try out samples in 3 different ways – you can choose 5 samples and pay £3.95 delivery/handling (but you can claim the £3.95 back on your next order), you can get a “try me” sample where you buy a product that comes with a smaller “try me” sample so you can try the sample version and if you don’t like it, you send back the full sized, unopened version for a full refund and the last option is you spend £30 or more and you can pick 2 free samples at the checkout (which is the option I chose). Thank you for reading my post, it’s a long one but I hope it’s been helpful! Any feedback would be fabulous and thank you again! 

Love, Emily x