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5 Things – The Face Edition

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Here’s another quick fire 5 things I have tried recently, but scaled down to a particular theme. My face. I will list them in order of use so it makes more sense. Here goes:

L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask – £7.99 – Boots

I bought the detox one with charcoal and let me tell you it’s a whole lot more pleasant that the peel off mask I reviewed a while ago. Oh Lord, does it get rid of oil! It leaves skin super soft and matte. It’s also slightly exfoliating which I love; and has that great “Can’t move my face” feeling when it dries, which to me makes me feel like it’s working. Some of the Lush masks I’ve used (which are also great, BTW) don’t dry in the recommended time, so you don’t get that feeling of everything being sucked out of your pores. I usually have to leave the “rosy cheeks” mask on for about 20-30 minutes, and when you lack the time for a nice long pamper session, it’s not ideal. This one takes about 10 minutes to dry (dependent on how thick you slap it on), so is great when you’re short of time but still want to feel polished. Another thing that I love is the packaging. It feels very “designer” in a sleek, heavy glass jar and an ergonomic plastic lid. Chances are I’ll keep the pot and fill it with a DIY beauty treatment of some kind when I’m done with it, which could take a while as you get a fair amount of product for the price. They also offer other masks in the range, but as of yet I haven’t tried them. You can bet they’ll be falling into my shopping basket the next time I’m in boots though.

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Soap and Glory – The Fab Pore 3-in-1 Oil Control Serum – £12 – Boots

Normally, I hear the word serum and think “eugh”. I have horrendously oily skin, and I have only ever used serums a handful of times as to me, they are just not necessary. In the past – even when used sparingly – they have left me a greasy mess. Just an oil free moisturiser suited me fine – until someone on a wedding forum recommended this! “Oil control” You say? Challenge accepted! It said it can be used 3 ways. I decided to use over my moisturiser, before my primer (despite it saying it can be used as a primer), just like a regular serum. It worked a treat and my makeup now holds for about 14 hours! For me, it used to slide off around the seven hour mark so this has doubled my time. It is quite a hard workig product so use sparingly. If you use too much (as I did the first time) it can leave peely, powdery patches on your skin. I also only use where I’m oily – apples of my cheeks, chin, nose and forehead – because it can have quite a severe drying effect on the less oily areas and again appear patchy, powdery and flaky, giving you the appearance of a bad sunburn. It’s quite a quick drying product that sucks all the oil right off your face, so you need to work quickly with it but I give this serum an enormous round of applause for doing what others couldn’t. If you have oily skin, try it. Seriously. You. Will. Not. Regret. It.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – £32.50 – Boots

I finally plucked up the courage to invest in a “Big Girl” Foundation. Boy am I glad I did. I was skeptical at first, because I never normally spend more than £20 on a single beauty product. I’ve always been told, though, that you get what you pay for. I decided after payday to bite the bullet. Best. Decision. Ever. I got matched at an Estee Lauder counter, and asked about the best way to apply it and what other products suited it (it’s silicone based, so it works best with other silicone based primers, and is best applied with a damp beauty blender / sponge in a patting / dabbing motion to give that demi-matte glow people always seem to have on instagram; and it sets best with an ultra fine loose powder, also using a beauty blender to bake – in case you were wondering). I use this foundation whenever I have the time to do a full face. It’s stunning and lasts really well. The only downside is that the pump you see pictured costs and extra £5. But I’ve heard there’s a free mac one that fits it. Don’t quote me on that, I’ve never used a mac product in my life.

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Shadow Shields – £7.69 for 100 – eBay

My pinterest is filled with beautiful makeup looks. Some of them are so sharp I always thought the makeup artists had a very steady hand. How naive of me? No, they were using shadow shields. And Damn these babies are incredible. I watched this YouTube video to get me started, and then bought a load of them. They were easy to use and on my first use the results were flawless. Winged eyeliner is now a doddle. It doesn’t destroy your base underneath. Fallout is history. Sharp lines – en pointe. I have had so many compliments on my makeup since using these things. Totally worth it! And a thrifty tip? Cut them in half!!! You don’t need to use a whole one on each eye.

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Make Up Academy Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer – £3 each – Superdrug.

The holy grail in affordable matte liquid lipsticks. I have a serious obsession with these. I can’t buy anything from superdrug without picking up another one. At £3 each, who can blame me? The colours in the range are ever expanding. They have natural nudes, bright reds and pinks, unusual blues, dark vampy hues and pretty pastels so far. These are so creamy, really high pigment for the money, and unlike some other cheap liquid lipsticks, don’t go cakey. And the best part? They last. All day*. They smell great, and I love the frosted glass tubes – they really add to the luxe feel. I think I have about half of their current range (in the above photo I’m wearing the shade “elegance“), but you can bet I’ll be picking up some more. The ultimate cheap thrill, and a great way to try a new colour you’re not sure about without investing a ton of money. Hello blue lipstick! Where have you been all my life?

*When applied well and doesn’t come into contact with any oils.

So there you have it. Let me know what you all think!

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Fallen Kingdom Trailer

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, the hype for the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom trailer has been everywhere this week. Being a UK resident, I had to wait an extra day, but it was literally the first thing I did this morning. It will probably become one of my most watched Videos between now and Christmas.

Please note, this post contains spoilers about the trailer. If you haven’t seen it, you can check it out here.

So anyway, with the trailer, the hype and all of this new stuff being released, I have some feelings; and not enough space to share them on my twitter. Here are some of the things I’m most and least excited to see in the film, and a few speculations – which you can choose to go with or not:

1. They split Clawen up.

I mean seriously? I’m enraged about this one. I loved Clawen. I shipped Clawen. I even wrote a few Clawen fan fictions! (they’re really not that great but if you must, you can check them out here). I get that the movie wouldn’t be the same if there wasn’t some good old fashioned tension between the two of them, but I just hope Claire and Owen get back together in the end (for good?) because those two were made for each other. I mean, seriously. I went in to Jurassic world expecting to fall in love with the dinosaurs (even more), and I fell in love with the people instead. In fact, I was a little underwhelmed by the dinosaurs in Jurassic World in comparison to the other three films, if I’m being brutally honest. It was the story, and the characters that made me love it so much – so obviously, I have some feelings on this issue.

2. New Dinosaurs!!!!

Holy crap. I saw so many new species in the trailer and the teasers that I feel like my head may explode. Two of my absolute favourites are going to make appearances (Carnotaurus and Baryonyx); along with some other dinos we’ve either not seen enough of, or not seen ever in the Jurassic Park franchise. This little nugget has me seriously hyped for the film.

3. REXY!!!

I am ridiculously excited to see Rexy again – especially considering they definitely did not give her enough screen time in Jurassic World. She’s a veteran and deserves some respect. If they show so much of her in the trailer alone, I can only hope there’ll be a lot more of her in the movie itself. Speculation…

4. BLUE!!!

She’s alive. She and Owen reunite. It looks like a moment that will give you major feels. She jumps away from Owen just as he gets close enough to touch her, but I honestly don’t think that’s because she is afraid, un-trusting, or that she forgot who he was. I speculate it’s because she’s startled by something else – perhaps an erupting volcano? Probably the most likely, given the circumstances. Still, she doesn’t try to bite his arm off like Delta did to Hoskins…

5. Dr. Ian Freaking Malcolm!!!

I may have gone overboard with the exclamation marks but damn, these three returning “characters” make it hard to contain my excitement. I am glad they didn’t throw him back in with the dinos. He is far more suited to just be advising. The only trouble is, I’m pretty sure he’ll be against Claire and the Dinosaur protection group. He doesn’t want them left alive after what happened to him – twice. A few quotes to back that point up:

“Dinosaurs had their shot, and nature selected them for extinction.”

“That’s how it always starts… Oooh, aahhh. Later there’s running, and screaming.”

“These creatures were here before us, and if we’re not careful, they’re gonna be here after.” (from the trailer)

6. Visually – it’s stunning.

Darker, eerier and more scary, but damn, it looks just as thrilling as the first reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise. Jurassic World was so exciting because we got to see just how Hammond’s dream would have turned out – and then it quickly turned into a nightmare. The visuals were all about technology and the way humans try to control nature. This is a rescue mission, with a nod to the Lost World, but instead of people being rescued from dinosaurs, it’s dinosaurs being rescued by people. Nature really has reclaimed the island, and the establishing shots of the monorail and main street really bring that home. Especially when we see an Brachiosaurus merrily ambling across the road. The aesthetics look so incredible and I am so eager to see more.

Edit: I realise I made a terrible mistake calling a Brachiosaurus an Apatosaur. I have changed this now due to my own OCD. Apologies to all the fellow dinosaur nerds out there. Shame on me.

7. Animatronics.

Jurassic World was also a little underwhelming to me because of the lack of animatronics. Yes, there were some, but Rexy was not one of them and it didn’t look right. This time, it looks like they’ve gone all out, There’s a T-Rex in the back of a lorry, as well as quite a few others. It gives a nod to the first film, which did a lot of work with animatronics; and I think they look just that little bit more “real”. The CGI dinosaurs of Jurassic World made everything look a bit like a video game, but when you use the puppets, there’s something physical there, and it shows. There’s also the fact that it feels more real for the actors when there’s something physical to act with rather than green screens, and people with Velociraptor heads glued on to a bicycle helmet…

“It looks like a real dinosaur, I couldn’t help but freak out the entire time.” – Bryce Dallas Howard on Animatronics in Fallen Kingdom.

8. Costumes.

Now, While Own Grady’s outfit is much the same, Claire has had an extreme makeover. She’s tougher looking, and there’s not even the slightest hint of a high heel so far. She’s a badass, and I love her character transition. Also, Daniella Pineda’s geeky little ensemble is adorable!

9. The nods to the other films.

There are so many! But the first scene we see in the trailer at the bar is a real nod to the most under-appreciated film in the franchise – Jurassic Park 3. There’s the destroyed theme park from Jurassic World. The big, bulky vehicles travelling in convoy, which is a nod to the Lost World. Ian Malcolm’s speech, which is so close to his original from Jurassic Park. Rexy saving Owen from the Carnotaurus, like she did with the raptors in the first film. The underwater scene – another nod to JP3. Baby Blue, reminding me of the scene with the baby raptor and Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park. The way Blue jumps onto the car looks so similar to the Raptor scene in the Lost World. When the team gaze in wonder at the apatosaur – this was the first dinosaur we saw in Jurassic Park and the expressions were not too dissimilar. I can’t even list all the little Easter eggs but it’s great that they’ve shoehorned them all in.

It’s too early to speculate much more, but as the trailers roll out between now an June, the excitement is sure to rise. In the words of Owen Grady:

“This is gonna be awesome.”

How to make the perfect Hot Chocolate

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Storm Brian has hit the UK today, with crazily fast winds, heavy rain and general unpleasantness all round. So I’m sat here in semi-hibernation mode, next to my log burner, wrapped in a blanket, eating a big bowl of porridge, and cradling my all time favourite winter treat – hot chocolate. Now I’m not talking your standard, run-of-the-mill instant hot chocolate, oh no. This is something quite different, and altogether more indulgent. I’ve decided to share my “recipe” with you today as it really is too good not to share (the recipe, not my hot chocolate. You can make your own!).

You will need:

  • A microwave-proof measuring jug

  • Your favourite mu

  • A whisk

  • A small bowl

  • Some semi skimmed milk

  • Some double cream

  • A handful of your favourite chocolate, broken into pieces

  • A flavoured syrup (optional)

  • Mini marshmallows (optional)

  • Cocoa Powder to dust (optional)

Method:

  • Fill your favourite mug ¾ full of milk.

  • Pour that milk into the jug and microwave until hot (but don’t overdo it as it will form a skin and we don’t want that). Usually 2-3 minutes is ideal.

  • Whilst the milk is heating, whisk up enough cream to cover the top of your mug. Keep going until it’s whipped to the point of almost solid. If you want a sweeter cream, add a little bit of sugar or sweetener whilst whipping.

  • Once the milk is hot, add in your chocolate little by little and whisk until it’s melted in.

  • Some people prefer a really strong hot chocolate. Some like warm milk with a hint of cocoa. Whatever you choose, keep going until you’ve got the taste you want.

  • If you have a flavoured syrup, add a shot of it now and whisk a little more. I quite like to add a shot of Irish Cream as Christmas time.

  • Pour back into your mug once the chocolate has melted and you have the right flavour.

  • Add the dollop(s) of whipped cream.

  • Garnish with a handful of mini marshmallows and a dusting of cocoa powder should you so desire.

  • Sit back and enjoy.

Do let me know if you try making this, and also what variants you used, or if you changed the recipe in any way. I love to hear your comments and feedback, so drop me a comment as usual.

Five things…

OK, so of late I haven’t posted much, because I haven’t had the time to write one of my usual rambly blog posts. I’ve been focusing on wedding planning, house moving and my fitness. So I’ve decided to start writing quick-fire posts which contain five things I have done recently that I would recommend. So without further ado:

1. Feet Moisture Mask

Slather your favourite moisturiser all over your feet before you go to bed and throw your socks on over the top. It will feel slimy, but you’ll wake up with gorgeously soft feet.

2. Mofajang Hair Colour Pomade

This stuff is AMAZING! It’s a coloured hair gel that you simply rub into your hair. It comes in 7 colours which you can mix together if you want to. I bought red and white to make… you guessed it, pink! Pros: bright colours, works on dark hair, zero commitment, washes out really easily. Cons: takes a while to dry before you can brush it through, hair goes a bit straw-like, colour gets EVERYWHERE!

3. Chia and honey porridge

I’ve been eating so much porridge lately and every morning I come up with something new. Try this one: steel cut oats, semi skimmed milk, a sprinkling of chia seeds and a squeeze of honey. Heat as you normally would (some prefer hob, some like the microwave, and I’ve even heard of slow cooker oats). A delicious slow release morning booster that’s incredibly healthy. P.s. it’s even more deliciously healthy when topped with fruit.

4. HIIT class

High Intensity Interval Training. It will hurt. You may cry. You might even throw up (I nearly did). But the buzz you get afterwards is incredible. And the results speak for themselves. Maximum impact in minimum time. I think the average calorie burn is about 1000 in 30 minutes*. Totally worth it.

* Disclaimer: this is an average number. Based on your BMI and fitness level, you could burn more or less than this. Also, might be worth speaking to a doctor if you’ve got any health problems that make exercise difficult -this one’s not for the feint hearted!

5. eSalon

I tried it out of curiosity, and actually panicked a little about dying my hair after two and a half years of going dye free. I received my customised hair colour, followed the tailor made instructions and I LOVE the results. I had some weird redness where my old ombre was starting to show through and I wanted to cover it up. I asked around for some pricing and got quoted £90! Hell to the no. But spending a fiver on a packet dye that always goes too dark and damages my hair, also no. I did a little research and found eSalon. I answered a bunch of questions about hair types and colours and treatments, uploaded a photo and told them how I wanted my hair to look and for £30 (I also got some sulphate free shampoo, and a colouring toolkit) they sent me everything I needed. It took about 2 weeks but I did fast track it, for £1.25. Absolutely recommend 100% 

Do let me know if you try any of these things and how they turned out for you. I love seeing your feedback!

Squad Goals

Today I write to you in quiet contemplation, after a heated discussion with my Fiancé about the benefits of an extensive social circle. So far, I don’t really have a circle of any kind. Just a few dots here and there. Less here. Mainly there. Let me explain.

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Saving Money at the Gym

DSC_0352e.jpgNow, I know I said last week that you can’t put a price on your health. That’s why I pay for a gym membership. It’s one of the most expensive gyms in town, but the only one with access to the Leisure centre pool, and I do love a goo swim. Unfortunately, as it is one of the more pricey gyms, I’ve had to figure out ways to get the most out of my membership. I thought I would share my ideas with you, in case anyone was interested.

Parking

Now, the most expensive part of gymming for me is the car park. It is a public pay and display car park, so unfortunately, it’s costly. What I try to do, is to go to the gym in the hours when parking is free – between 6pm and 6am. I finish work at 5, then take half an hour to change at home, and half an hour to drive through rush our traffic to the leisure centre where my gym is. I usually arrive at bang on six pm, which means I don’t have to pay for parking. If I were to change at the gym, I’d have to pay £1.70 for that little half hour extra I spend there, each day. I go three times a week, which amounts to £5.10 a week; which is £265.20 per year! (That’s almost seven months of gym membership!) Just by taking that extra half an hour, I am saving quite a substantial amount of money each year. If you’re lucky enough that your gym has free parking, good for you! It’s one less expense you have to worry about.

“Free” Stuff

This differs from gym to gym, and is not technically free, but included in the cost of your membership. My gym includes free use of the pool, sauna, hot tub, and entry to all classes. You can also get a personalised exercise plan drawn up for you and a monthly reviews to make sure you’re staying on track. Some gyms also offer free protein shakes and snacks, and my old gym had a free hair dryer. My current gym has a hair dryer that costs 20p, but I rarely blow dry my hair anyway. If your gym offers any “free” products services at all, make sure you use them to your full advantage. After all, you’re already paying for them!

Bring your own food and drink (if it’s not free)

I always take a power bar with me. And a water bottle to fill up at the cooler. Vending machines in gyms and leisure centres charge over-the-odds prices in the hopes that somebody with the munchies after a good sweat session will pay £1.50 for a kitkat and £2 for a bottle of lucozade. The other problem with the vending machines is that they rarely have healthier options (at least, not in my gym), and so you’ll be loading your body with sugar, which will be stored as fat. Seamlessly undoing all that hard work you’ve just put in. Not. Good.

Invest in a good pair of trainers.

Now I know this might sound stupid in a money-saving post, but in the gym, you’ll be on your feet for the most part. You’ll want to be comfortable, and blister-free. Invest in a pair of trainers that will keep you feeling like you’re walking on air, and are not going to fall apart after your first go on the treadmill. Because then you’ll have to buy a new pair, and that adds up cost. See where I’m going?

Buy cheap gym clothes.

I know it might seem tempting to splurge on expensive, branded gym wear; but cheaper brands from Sports Direct or even own branded items from supermarkets are just as good. They’re all made from the same fabrics and the cheaper brands are now cottoning on to the bright-colours and pretty-prints trend that I love. I would also highly recommend Primark in February. All the new fitness gear gets released in January for everyone’s new years resolutions, and then in February, gets reduced. Primark workout gear is by far the best priced stuff on the market, and in february, the prices get even better!

Personal Training on the Cheap

There are three ways to go about getting a little bit of personal training in without spending a penny. Bring along a like-minded friend. You can workout together, and motivate each other. You’ll both be pushing yourselves that little bit further than you would if you were alone. That one isn’t an option for me unfortunately. I only have a personal trainer in the form of  my Fiance when we’re cycling, as he doesn’t come to the gym with me, but when we are cycling, he really helps me push myself to my limits. The second way is to look up plans and ideas online. Training videos on YouTube are an excellent resource and can show you the correct ways to do certain workouts. The third option is to ask a member of staff for some help with a machine. If you ask the right questions (How do I set this machine for fat burning? Which machine should I be using to target this part of my arms?), they’ll be able to help you with a little of their expert knowledge for free.

So there you have it. What do you think of my money-saving ideas? Have you tried any of these? Will you try any of these? Do you do anything differently to save money at the gym? As usual, drop me a comment.

Eight Weeks on SlimFast – What I Learned

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Before you judge me, I put on a lot of weight recently, and needed something extra to shed those pounds. I’d been calorie counting and going to the gym semi-regularly, but kept losing my motivation, resulting in unhealthy binges and not really knowing, or caring what I was eating. This led to my weight staying constant and not budging from the overweight line on the BMI chart. I’d seen a few adverts for SlimFast on TV, liking the idea that they offered proper food now as well as just the shakes and bars, so one week, I just decided, hey, I’ll give it a go and see what happens. The meal plan itself is pretty simple. 3 snacks, 2 meal replacements, and one 600 cal meal of your choice. After several weeks, I can confirm that it works, but there’s a few things I’ve learned on my weight loss journey.

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One Year

For those of you who didn’t read my blog post which explains in a little more detail why I  started this blog, It was due to my best friend passing away. I decided to use it as a distraction from my grief. Today marks the one year anniversary of her death. So in a very public fashion, I am writing a letter to my best friend, for everyone to see.

To my best friend, partner in crime, and bad influence;

I can’t believe I’ve gone a whole year without talking about boys with you. An entire year without your potty-mouthed curses, or your brightly coloured outfit decisions. 365 days of missing you so much that at times, I still don’t know how I’ll get through it. But I do. Because I know if you were here, you’d tell me to get off my ass and stop f*cking crying because I’ll ruin my mascara.

So much has happened in the last year that I wish I could tell you about. It would be impossible to tell you everything, but here’s a quick rundown.

I tried, and failed to sell my house. Yep, my fiance and I went on the market to move to a great new place which would have eventually become a family home, but the sellers of the new place pulled out, so we were stuck, and had to cancel the sale of our house.

I quit my job. The changes that happened at work shortly after you passed away meant I no longer felt like it was for me. So I quit, rejoining a job with my Fiance and hs family. I wished so many times I could have talked to you about this, to know if you thought I was making the right choice. I feel like I did, but nobody else was ever as neutral about my jobs as you were.

I got officially engaged. My fiance and I set a date for our wedding. I wished so much that I could hug you and you could share the joy with me. We’ve been waiting seven years and the timing (and our finances) eventually felt right. And I know you’d been helping me plan all the little details for when it eventually happened, so I promise I will include those ideas for the day.

I redecorated. Since we decided to stay put. The house quickly got a nice modern makeover.

I made friends with your other bestie, and we talk and hang out all the time now. It’s great that her husband and my Fiance get on so well too, and we’ve had a few double dates. I am so grateful that you introduced us, as we’ve been each-other’s support in the last year.

I went to the fairy festival. I wish you could have been there. It was incredible. to literally spend a weekend away with the fairies where we could all be our weird, wonderful selves without any judgement was the best weekend ever. It was also an opportunity to hear some new music and dress up in glittery costumes – something we always used to do together.

I am selling my house again. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly this time. Hopefully you can put a good word in with the powers that be this time around? 😉

So yeah, a lot has happened. I feel lost without you at times, and I still cry at random moments because I miss you. That won’t ever go away I don’t think. But I know that you’d want me to carry on, and so I will.

“I look at my best mate and think ‘why the fuck do I love this twat?'”

All my love and curses always.

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Unicorns Heart

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I was recently scrolling through instagram, and found a post from superdrug that made me jump up to grab my purse. Normally, things like instagram posts are not enough to get me buying, but I’d been wanting to try a product like this in so long, so when I saw that my favourite budget beauty retailer had started stocking them, I leapt at the chance to try it.

This product is rainbow highlighter.

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Yes. Rainbow. Highlighter!

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It took off on Etsy a few months ago; although the original creators have now moved to their own site; and had a cult following from the start but I was never quick enough to grab one of these beauties, and as I am in the UK, getting hold of one was even more difficult, and pricey. *Sob*

I went straight to Superdrug, and they had sold out. But fortunately they had a “Back-In-Stock” notification option. It was back in a week later, so I jumped at the chance. At £4.99 from I Heart Makeup, “Unicorn’s Heart” Rainbow Highlighter is a steal compared to the $22 original (I’m all for a dupe).

When it arrived, the packaging was not the hard plastic I was expecting, but cardboard. I am still on the fence over whether or not I like this. On the one hand, it gives a vintage vibe and makes it feel quite special, however on the other hand, it’s not so durable if you want to put it in your handbag. It makes me feel like it should just sit pretty on my dressing table.

It was also bigger than I expected, covering the whole palm of my hand. This definitely backs up my non portable theory, but you do get more product.

Applying it was… interesting. I tried swatching first – it was so damn beautiful. I used my fingers first off, then tried a fan brush – the only one wide enough to scoop all the colours in one go.

This method didn’t really work though, as all the colours sort of blurred into one and it was just like a regular highlighter, but a bit more… blue.

So I tried to apply each individual colour with a small brush (originally an eyeshadow brush but who can tell once it’s on your face, right?) Bingo! This worked like a charm, and I had the desired rainbow effect. The photos of it on my face do not do the colours justice. I had a hard time getting the lighting right to show all the colours as it’s a “Catch the light” Kind of product. I used one coat, and it gave a nice subtle finish, but shortly after I bought it, I headed to the Fairy Festival in Cornwall, so it got used to the max!

As usual, let me know if you try this and what your thoughts are.

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