Saturday, 27 May 2017

A Rather Big Beauty Haul & I'm Back!

Hi. Remember me? Probably not, seeing as I've been gone for nearly six months. SIX MONTHS.

Anyway, I really honestly have no good excuse as to why I've been away other than school. I took a 'small' break after Christmas so I could revise for my prelims (Scottish version of Mocks!) but then I just never started the blog up again afterwards and then I got carried away...and now it's the end of May and I have just one exam left, woop woop!

Anyway, I thought I'd start back my blog with a good old haul, as I've found some good quality retail therapy is a good way to de stress from my exams! (not the best for my bank account though...)

To start off this haul, I picked up the L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation recently. I got after hearing so many people on Youtube talking about it, and I really wanted to try out a foundation that was quite high coverage. It's been around two months I think since I got this, and I absolutely love it! It suits my skintone really well, blends out so easily and covers so well. I even like using this as a concealer sometimes if I'm using another foundation and can't quite cover up my spots, and it covers them so much! It feels really light as well, and it blends so nicely that you can't even tell you're wearing any foundation!

I've also bought a foundation stick from Primark, as I haven't really heard anyone on youtube or the blogging scene talking about it and I really wanted to try it out. I think I'm going to do a full review of this, and I haven't really given it a proper go yet, so look out for that!

I've been running out of my Nivea aftershave balm primer that I use, so I decided to pick up a new one, and decided on the Rimmel Fix & Protect primer, which has SPF 25. I really love this primer, possibly even more than my Nivea one, as this one really moisturises my skin and I really like the fact that it has SPF in it, because as a 17 year old I have a real fear of wrinkles and I mean, you've got to start prevention early, right?

Morphe is a brand that I've wanted to try for ages, and after binge watching SophDoesNail's youtube channel, I was convinced to buy the Morphe M557 Mini Detail Contour Brush. This is such a good little contour brush, I use it with the Freedom Contour Pan in 03 and it actually makes me feel as though I know how to contour (not actually sure if it's improved my actual contouring skills, but oh well). It's so soft and blends out bronzer so well, and it's really tempting me to try out some other Morphe brushes, even though I clearly do not need any more makeup brushes...

Lastly for base products, I had run out of my mini Urban Decay setting spray, and really wanted to try out a cheaper one, as I didn't really fancy paying £9 for a mini setting spray when I could easily get a full sized spray from Boots for cheaper. I ended up getting the Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Setting Spray. I really like this too, it keeps my makeup on and has a really nice spray/nozzle thing. If you can't already tell, I'm not really sure what else I can say about a setting spray seeing as it is a pretty boring product, so I'll just cut this here!

Onto more exciting purchases: eyeshadow! I bought the Morphe 35P palette after waiting ages on a waitlist, and it's so pretty! I got this one with ore purple colours as I don't really own any purple eyeshadow and I didn't want to get a palette like the infamous 35O as I already had a gazillion other shades just like it and I really wanted to try and wear more colourful makeup and thought this would be a good way to try it out! The eyeshadows are so pigmented and blend so easily! It's really good value for money as you get 35 eyeshadows for around £21, and I would definitely recommend getting on the waiting list for this on Cult Beauty or Beauty Bay, as it's so worth the money and I get so much use out of it!

Next up is the Makeup Revolution Flawless Mattes 2 palette. I first saw this on Gabby (VelvetGh0st)'s channel and I went right out and bought it as I thought it looked so pretty! Believe it or not, all of these shades are matte (not that you wouldn't guess that from the name of the palette of course), and I love this palette for school as I'm not really one to wear bright colours to school. I just shove some of the browns through my crease and a lighter colour all over my eyelid and it looks really natural and takes me literally 1 minute to do! I also love the pinky peach colours down the right side, it's pretty much the only eyeshadow I've been wearing for the past two weeks! I would definitely recommend this to everyone, as it's only £8, and the eyeshadows are so high quality and last all day without fading!

Onto the last products in this haul - more eyeshadows!
I got a little Z Palette for my Christmas, and I've been purchasing a few Makeup Geek eyeshadows to fill it up. I recently made a little order on Beauty Bay and ended up ordering 3 Makeup Geek shadows. The first one I picked up was Cinderella, which is a shimmery, light pink, champagne-y shade. The next one is Cosmopolitan which I think is my favourite of the three, as it's a shimmery orange shade that looks so pretty and I've been wearing it so much since I got it!
And lastly, I got a foiled eyeshadow in the shade Grandstand, which is a gorgeous bronze shade that is just so pigmented and pretty, I love it so much!


I hope you liked this little haul! I'm hoping to start posting again regularly as it's just less than a month until I break up for the summer holidays so I'll be free from school and exams so I'll be able to post far more regularly!

Anyway, thank you for reading, and I'll see you soon!

Saturday, 24 December 2016

My Christmas Wishlist & A Big Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone!
To conclude this (failed) blogmas, I decided to do a little post showing you some of the things I've asked for this year!

Just a quick note: No, I do not expect to receive all of this, this is just a few things that I liked that I'm hoping to get one of two things from. Do you get me? Probably not.
Anyway, I'll just get started now, and I hope you like this post!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Little Beauty Haul! // Zoella Beauty, Makeup & More!

As you would expect, I've done a little shopping recently. I've bought a lot more clothes than I have makeup, but I think a clothing haul would be a bit awkward to photograph, so here you are with a post on a few beauty bits I've bought recently!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

OhSoDaisy's Christmas Gift Guide: For the Non Beauty Lovers

Hello! Today is my last gift guide of 2016! *insert collective awww here*
This gift guide is for those friends who aren't massive beauty lovers (yes, these people exist!), so I have loads of differen ideas, from books to dvds to even food!
Sorry this is up really late, but I hope you enjoy this post!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas Favourites // Beauty, Candles & Music!

Today I thought I'd do a Christmas Favourites, as I have loads of little favourites around Christmas that I really wanted to talk out - from makeup, to biscuits, to candles!
Again, this is up quite late today, and my next post on  friday will probably be late too, as it's another gift guide and I haven't had time to properly organise it all yet!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the post!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Makeup Obsession Eyeshadows - Custom Palette & Review

Hello everyone! Sorry this post is up a few hours late, I had an english essay to write and it took ages to do! 
Today I'm going to be doing a little review (I know I'm going a bit buts with the reviews posts, here, sorry!) on a custom eyeshadow palette I made from Boots last week! I've seen a few different people taking about them so I thought I'd join in and get my own thoughts on what they're like!

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Christmas Tag!

Hello everyone! Today I thought I'd do a less-beauty-orientated post, and just do a tag instead! I found this tag a few weeks ago, as loads of beauty bloggers had done it, so I thought I'd join in and do it!

Anyway, I hope you like this post, and feel free to answer the questions in the comments!

1. What is your favourite Christmas movie/s?

I love The Holiday, with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet, I watch it every year! If I'm honest, I don't really have many favourites, I'll honestly watch any movie!

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

Christmas morning! Who opens them on Christmas eve? What are you meant to do on Christmas morning if you've already opened them? Most of my friends get new pyjamas or something on Christmas Eve, but I usually get them on Christmas morning, and apparently that's strange?

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

I can't think of any special memory that sticks out, as our Christmas days are always so fun and exciting, but my favourite memories from ever since I was younger is having my whole family all sitting eating dinner or my mum, dad, brother and I all opening presents on Christmas morning!

4. Favourite festive food?

PIGS IN BLANKETS. I live for pigs in blankets, no matter how much food I've eaten before it, when the tray of these of passes round the room, you simply cannot say no. It's literally 10:30 in the morning and my mouth is watering just thinking about them!
I'm also a big fan of chocolate for breakfast on Christmas morning - who needs their Weetabix when they can have a selection box instead?

5. Favourite Christmas gift?

I honestly can't think of just one! One of my favourites was my laptop which I got when I was 12 or 13, or maybe my iPad, or concert tickets! To be honest it was probably a doll or doll set I really wanted when I was younger!

6. Favourite Christmas scent?

My favourite smell at Christmas is definitely Yankee Candle's Candy Cane Lane, I just finished mine, and I'm missing it! It smells really pepperminty and sweet, I love it!
Yankee Candle always do a 50% off after Christmas on their festive candles, so I think I'll be picking up a large one of Candy Cane Lane this year, as I sometimes get an urge to burn it halfway through the year...

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

I can't really think of anything special or out-of-ordinary that we do, all I can think of is the annual cookies-milk-and-carrots on a plate tradition, and we normally all sit and watch Christmas TV. Last year when my little brother was asleep, I had to help my mum and dad take all his and my presents downstairs to put in the living room, which confirmed the fact that Santa is definitely not real. *sobs*

8. What tops your tree?

We've always had a star on our tree, but I have a little angel on top of the tree in my room, and I think it looks really pretty! I'm not really bothered which goes on the top of the tree, just as it looks really christmassy!

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?

I think the one present I swear I asked for for at least 5 or six years was the Sylvanian Families Grand Hotel. It came with a working chandelier, and it was so huge and so cool. I was obsessed with Sylvanian Families, I had practically a whole village: the school, a car, too many houses to count, a dressmakers shop and a salon. I asked for this hotel for years, and I never got it, although I don't blame my mum and dad seeing as it was around the £120 mark! I just looked it up and now it's £140!

Look at it! How could any child not want this?!

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?

I love the run-up to Christmas, with decorating the tree and shops coming out with Christmas ranges and all that stuff, and I love seeing everyone open presents and seeing your family and just everyone being really happy!


Thank you for reading! I hope you liked this little tag, and like I said earlier, feel free to answer these questions in the comments!

Only 15 days to gooooo!

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