Wednesday, 12 November 2014

IN THE MAIL #4 - MakeUp Revolution Haul

Makeup Revolution have built up a well established reputation of great quality makeup at ridiculously low prices in the blogging world. Because of that, their website can be a dangerous one. However, this time I reigned it all in and only ordered TWO things. I'm patting myself on the back right now...

My main objective when visiting the site was to finally get my hands on the Pro Fix Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray. I've read many a rave review on this £5 steal but have never been able to get my hands on it! I check my local Superdrug every time I go past but it's never, ever, ever in stock, and I can't even find it on the Superdrug website any more!

My little travel size of the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray has been getting a lot, a lot* of love recently and my every day usage has left the bottle running dangerously low. Not wanting to splash out £20 on the full size and knowing another travel size just wouldn't cut it I turned to the budget alternative. I'm so excited to give it a try and see how it compares. I have high hopes.

Quite a few other products from the range went in and out of my basket before checkout, but only one made the cut in the end. I've been on a bit of a highlighter kick lately so thought it was time to branch out. I almost went for the standard peach but thought that was a bit safe so instead opted for the Pink Lights highlighter. I read a couple of reviews and it was all positive so I thought at £3, it was worth a shot. It swatched amazingly (I expect no less from MUR), so I can't wait to get it on my face! It's such a gorgeous pigmented lilac shade. I'll keep you updated.

It's been a while since I've gotten my hands on some new MUR stuff. I hope it lives up to the rest!

Have you bought anything online lately? Have you tried either of these?

Tina xx

*(I'm repeating for's not a typo)

Monday, 3 November 2014


This is a bit of a "I tried it once, and I already love it" post. I've only been using it for a couple of days so I'm not sure if it'll last the distance (only time will tell), but I just had to share anyway. The Laura Mercier Foundation primer (£29) helps to make my make-up apply so smoothly. As we're now into the colder months, my skin has been suffering with dry patches galore. So not fun. There had been a few days in a row where things just didn't look right. The first time I used this primer I immediately noticed a difference. Everything just sort of sat a little bit smoother.

Not only that but my make-up still looked pretty good after a full day. We're talking 12 hours. I am majorly impressed with this stuff so far. It has a slightly silicone texture but is a bit more liquid-y than your average primer. It has a hint of smell which I can't quite place, but nothing too offensive. It goes on clear and sinks into the skin almost immediately even adding a hit of hydration. There are so many different versions of this primer: oil-free, hydrating, radiance and the list goes on, so there's really something for everyone.

There are really no complaints so far and I may or may not have already ordered the hydrating version too (my skin neeeeds it). I really have been finding some primer gems lately. You may see me raving about some others in the near future.

Do you have a favourite primer? Have you tried this one? You can get on the House of Fraser website for £29.

Tina xx