31/03/2014

Benefit Watt's Up? Highlighter

























So as usual I'm a bit late to the overly -hyped- by -the -beauty- bloggers party. Here we have the Benefit 'Watt's Up' highlighter and I won't lie, other than my obsession with owning as many highlighters as my pay cheque will allow me to, the hype was the reason I bought it!

I've only ever tried a cream highlighter once before which was my Illamasqua Gleam Cream which I absolutely loved, but never have I tried one in stick form. Watt's Up, I keep wanting to type 'Whatsapp' and I also keep calling it that as well, is a beautiful champagne highlight colour and it's different to anything else that I own.

It's a double ended stick which has the product on one side and a sponge on the other. To be quite honest, I don't think the sponge is very useful as it's not very sturdy and it feels as if it's going to fall off each time I try and use it to blend the highlighter in, so I stopped using it. It also gets very dirty because I'm sure most people, like myself, use highlighter after they've applied foundation so it goes a really nice shade of foundation after each use. It doesn't seem as if it is easily cleaned, although I haven''t actually tried as I don't really see the point.

As for application, I use one swipe on each cheekbone and one on my nose and that usually does the trick, however I think I need to find a more dense brush to blend it in with, as I've mentioned the sponge is rubbish, and I think once I've done that it will work perfectly.

Have any of you tried this? Do you think the sponge is any good? If not what are your alternatives?

Kassia xoxo


26/03/2014

BARRY M bring out Spring Pastels



Aren't these super pretty?! I went into Boots as I'd just been paid and I thought I'd have a scope to see if there were any new products on the scene. I was standing by the Barry M stand and noticed that there was a really light pink colour that I'd never seen before and that's when I discovered that there was not one, but in fact 3 new pastel shades that they'd released! What makes them 10 x better? The fact that they are the 'Gelly Hi-Shine' formula which have a big place in my heart already as they are so long lasting! 








As I've mentioned in my videos many a time, I love colours like these, where they are pastel but verging on white. These three beauties are my perfect pastels. There is Rose Hip which I would compare to Essie's Fiji (but way more affordable!), Huckleberry which is a really nice icy blue shade and finally Sugar Apple, (which I love the name of) which is a little more of a vibrant pastel and it is of course going to be compared to Essie's Mint Candy Apple!

I can't say a bad word about these nail varnishes regarding their staying power, you really do get your monies worth and then some!

Will you be picking these up this Spring? 

Kassia xoxo

21/03/2014

Japonesque Velvet Touch Foundation | Review


















So being an avid lover of liquid foundations and having not really experimented with any other types like powder or cream foundations before, I was a bit skeptical about trying this however my mum bought it for herself and practically forced me into trying it because she'd fallen so head over heels!

I don't even know what to call the consistency of this foundation, it's not really a cream but it's more of a whipped texture. It was quite weird using at first as I was quite unsure how much to use. It comes with a little spoon to help you dig it out of the pot which isn't the most practical method when it comes to applying foundation (especially if you're in a rush!) But having used it a couple of times now I've sort of worked out how much to use to cover my face, which is roughly about the size of the home button on my iPhone (it was the closest thing to me to compare it to!)

It blends in really easily, and I really mean it! It hardly requires any effort whatsoever! The foundation also seems to sink into the skin really well and it doesn't leave a sticky feeling on your face after applying which is an added bonus. It feels really silky to the touch and lightweight on the skin. The coverage is pretty decent considering it's a cream product however it's not the highest of coverages and it has a matte finish.

I think it would be a really good foundation for the Summer time because of how lightweight it is. It would also be perfect for newbies to make up as I mentioned how simple and effortless it is to apply.   This retails for £24 and I picked mine up from John Lewis!

Have any of you tried this? Are you a liquid/powder/cream foundation kind of person?

Kassia xoxo





03/03/2014

Beauty Wishlist #1




































                       1. Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial £45

About half of the things on my list are recommendations from my favourite YouTubers and bloggers, Lily Pebbles and Fleur from Fleur de Force. A mixture of skincare and beauty all of which collectively will cost near enough my entire pay cheque but owning the Hourglass blush is better than eating right?! 

What's on your beauty wishlist at the moment? 

Kassia xo