Friday, 26 July 2013

MUA Blush Review

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a great day, here's a review of the MUA blushes, I know I'm a bit late and they have been out for quite a while but I thought I would still review them for you.

I think MUA is a great brand, all there products are really cheap and good quality for the price.

I bought two blushes Lolly and Bon Bon, there is four other shades Marshmallow, Bubblegum, Cupcake and Candyfloss.

There all £1 which is such an amazing price because the blushes are pigmented, long lasting and good quality.

I think these blushes are a lot better quality and less chalky than the old £1 blushes.
I like the change MUA has made to the packaging they look a lot more sleek and MUA have now put names on the blushes which makes it better and I think the names are really cute and there all sweet inspired names.

There is a variety of shades so there is a colour to suit everyone and they have matte and shimmery shades.

They are really easy to apply and blend.
Bon Bon is a medium bright matte pink, it has really good colour pay off and would be great on darker skin tones but it still looks nice on pale skin tones like mine.

Lolly is a peachy orange shade with slight shimmer and is perfect for summer, I love wearing orangey corally shades in summer, this a nice easy blush to wear with any makeup looks.

Have any of you tried the MUA blushes, what do you think to them?

My YouTube channel if you want to go have a look.

Ashleigh xx

Friday, 19 July 2013

Beauty UK Review

Hey Lovelies, sorry I've hardly posted this week, I've just been busy and haven't had much time to blog but hopefully this will make up for it, here's a review on some Beauty UK products.

Just before I start I did get sent these products but these are my honest opinions.

I've had these for quite a while but it took me longer because I wanted to try out all the products equally and for a long enough time.

I will start off with the palettes, the first palette has eyeliner and eyeshadows this called Amazon and is palette number 2, both the eyeshadows and eyeliners are pigmented the eyeliners aren't as pigmented though, the brown eyeliner is a lot more pigmented and easy to use its just the black that is hard to use. The eyeshadows are both metallic and matte, really pigmented and long lasting. These are more everyday eyeshadows you can wear to create golden brown looks.

The second palette is Twilight and is palette number 5, this the same really the eyeshadows are both matte and shimmery, they are long lasting and pigmented. I'm not a huge blue eyeshadow wearer but I do like using it as eyeliner especially in summer it just brightens up your eyes. In this palette there's greys and blues so you can create a smokey eye with them.

I like that in both palette's it has a small mirror at the bottom you can use.

I have used there palette's for a while and really recommend them, both these palette's are £3.99 so really cheap.

Here's some swatches:

Next is a baked blush, I'm not sure what this shade is it doesn't say, these blushes are really similar to the Accessorize baked blushes. I love baked blushes they are very summery they are pigmented and shimmery and give a nice glow to the cheeks so you don't need to use a highlighter. This shade is a medium pink so I don't know if it will show up are darker skin tones but there is a few  other colours in the range to suit everyone. It is such a lovely shade and I like wearing it. These blushes are £3.99 and are a bit cheaper than the Accessorize blushes and are just as good.

Here is a swatch:

Here's there eyebrow pencil, this is the shade grey, it is took dark for my eyebrows it's a really dark brown almost black but when I tested it out it is pigmented and long lasting, so if you have darker brows this would suit you. There really inexpensive and are only £1.99.

There liquid eyeliner, it's not the blackest of the black eyeliner's I've tried and it was really watery so it was hard to use and it's easy to smudge it you have to be really carefully, so I didn't like the eyeliner. This was no7 eyeliner. There liquid eyeliner is £2.49

Swatch here of the eyebrow pencil and liquid eyeliner:

Next up is there lipsticks and I've had a couple of there lipsticks before and there great, there all very pigmented, moisturising and long lasting.
The first lipstick on the left is snob this is a pinky purple shade which is great for everyday wear it's not too bright and it gives you some colour so this would be great for beginners who are just starting out in makeup but want to wear colour but nothing thats too much and this would suit everyone.

The middle lipstick is naughty and this is a corally red this is perfect for summer and I've been wearing it a lot. This would be a nice shade if you don't want to wear a full on red lip. I don't have a shade like this in my collection and I love it. The only down side is you have to be careful when you apply because it is moisturising and a brighter shade it is easy to smudge.

The last lipstick on the right is vampire, this a dark berry red shade and is nice for night outs, this is a shade that will suit  everyone. You also have to be careful with this shade when you apply because it is moisturising it is easy to smudge.

I really like the names of the lipstick and the packaging.

All there lipsticks are £3.49 and I really recommend them and I love wearing them.

Here's swatches:

Next is there lip lusts, I think there lip lusts are between a lipgloss and a lip lacquer, there a bit more pigmented, thicker and long lasting than a lipgloss but not as pigmented and long lasting as a lip lacquer. They are really soft and creamy on the lips. There is quite a few shades some shimmery and some not.

I think these are great if you want colour but don't want to wear a lipstick.

The first one is moulin rouge and is a red with pink and gold shimmer, you can wear it on it's own or with a lipstick.

The second is playboy and this is my favourite its a medium pink and doesn't have any shimmer in and I've been wearing it the most.

The third shade is st tropez and is a golden pinky brown shade with shimmer in and this is a great shade for summer.

The bottom shade is diamond and this is just clear so I wear it over a lipstick.

I think all the shades will suit everyone and are a great lip product.

I really like the names of the lip lusts too.

There all £2.99 so really inexpensive.

Here's some swatches:
You can buy Beauty Uk from Superdrug or online at Beauty UK.

Sorry for such a long post but hope you enjoyed it.

What's your favourite products from Beauty UK?

Ashleigh xx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Just Be You

Hey Lovelies, here's a personal post for you I haven't done one in ages and thought you would like to read this.

Image from Google.

I think everyone in their life at sometime is trying to figure out who they are and where they belong.

Over the last year I've figured out who I was and I learnt not to be ashamed of who I am and to do what I want without a fear of what people will think of me.

When I was at school I felt ashamed of myself I was being bullied for who I was and I thought that I needed change to be someone else so people would accept me and that I would fit in. From my experience I learnt that only true people  will accept you for who you are and won't change you and will believe in you and you don't need to listen to what anyone else thinks just be you.

Always be yourself and don't try to mould into what you think other people want to see, it's better to be unique than everyone being an identical copy of each other. If you do want to change who you are, do it for you and not anyone else.

Everyone is individual and unique and that is why you can often be picked on or bullied for it but you should just stand up to people like that and say this is who I am and I'm not going to change for anyone, people could bully you just because they like the qualities you have and who you are and sometimes it's just to get a reaction out of you, you should just  try to ignore them.

You will always have people who don't like you but you don't need to worry about it, the only people that do like you and love you for who you, are the people that matter.

We all have flaws and imperfections that you might want to change but these also make us who we are and even if people point them out they are a part of you, you can change them but you can also learn to live with them.

I know that trying to figure out who you are when your younger can be difficult and scary but know that your not alone and everyone goes through it and always be true to yourself.

All I really wanted to say is just be you, it's okay to be different, just do what you want and don't let people change you.

I hoped you enjoyed the post and if you ever need someone to talk to I'm always here for you, you can email me at or tweet me @ashleighcarrxx

Ashleigh xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Top Makup Picks for Summer

Hey Lovelies, here's my second YouTube video for you and it's on my top makeup picks for Summer.

I just want to say thank you to all of you that watched, subscribed and liked my first video, it really means the world to me.

I hope you enjoy the video.

What is your top makeup picks for Summer?

Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Nars Douceur Blush

Hey Lovelies, hope your all alright, here's a review of Nars Douceur I know there's quite a lot of reviews on Nars blushers but I've not heard much about Douceur but it is a great shade.

I had wanted a Nars blush for ages I've heard so many great reviews about Nars blushes, I have a few dupes of Nars Orgasm in my collection and I know it's a popular shade but I wanted to try a different shade.

Douceur is a pinky brown shade, I wear it just on my cheeks but you could use it to contour and it's very natural, it's a matte shade and very pigmented and long lasting.

It's a great formulation, it's soft and silky and easy to apply and blend.

When I apply it to my cheeks it gives more definition to my cheeks and acts as a blusher and a contour.

It's a nice shade for pale to medium skin tones, I  don't think it would show up on darker skin tones.

Nars packaging is very sleek but it does get dirty easily.

Here's a swatch of Douceur.

Overall I'm so happy I decided to get a Nars blush, they are the best blusher I have bought but they are quite expensive at £21.50 but they are worth it they have a range of colours and finishes and there all pigmented and long lasting.

What do you think to Nars blushers?

Ashleigh xx

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Lush Blogger Event

Hey Lovelies, on Friday 28th June I went to the Lush Blogger Event in Sheffield, I met some bloggers that I already knew and a few new bloggers, they were all really lovely and I love meeting new bloggers.

All the staff were really nice and informative on all their products and they were all very passionate about Lush.

It was set up into 3 sections, the Emotional Brilliance which was all about the makeup, you can use the product on your eyes, lips and cheeks so its a really useful multi purpose product. Then they put dry ice and span the wheel and you pick three colours that stand out to you and they are to do with your emotions and there all positive. When trying them out there all very pigmented and long lasting. In a little goody bag I got the blue In Charge and it will make a really nice eyeliner. Rochelle was really lovely and was doing makeovers on people.

The other section was a massage bar, they talked about all the different bars and scrubs they have and what they have in them and what it's best for. They used a bar and then washed it off and then massaged your arm and hand, it was really nice and therapeutic.

The last section I went to was the making of the Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser, it was really simple and easy to make and it only took about 10 minutes. We then got the fresh made cleanser, I haven't tried it yet but I will soon and it smells really nice.

They talked a bit about the Lush face masks as well and what works well for skin types and spots, I bought the Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask, it has blueberries in it.

They had live music throughout the event and the band was amazing.

It was a really great event and I loved talking to the other bloggers and the staff they were all amazing.

I'm so glad they did this event in Sheffield, I live in Sheffield and there isn't many events here.

Do you have any favourite Lush products?

Ashleigh xx