Sunday, 25 August 2013

Fake MAC

Hey Lovelies, hope your all okay, here's a different type of post for you today, I think everyone would like high end brands for cheaper and you will find different sites with cheap products but here's how to tell if it's fake or not.

At first glance you may think these look same but when I show you, you will see lots of differences that are very noticeable.

The real MAC on the left is slightly bigger than the fake MAC and the real MAC packaging is a slight dark shimmer around it while the fake MAC packaging is noticeable gold shimmer.

Satin Taupe is a frost finish and when you see the real MAC the texture looks a lot different to the fake MAC, the fake one just looks shimmery but in the pan they look a similar colour. You can also see that the packaging is very different the real MAC packaging is a dark black and slimmer than the fake MAC.
The back is very noticeable, the real MAC writing is dark like the packaging and the fake MAC writing is a light colour. The code A71 is very faint on the real MAC and you can see it on the fake MAC. The real MAC also has a zip code with London while the fake MAC just says London.
Lastly the colour, the real MAC is a metallic bronzey colour while the fake MAC is a metallic light goldy brown colour.

The fake MAC is not as good quality or as pigmented as real MAC.

As you can see there are a lot of difference that you can look out for when your purchasing MAC products so you know there real.

I hope you enjoyed the post.

Ashleigh xx

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Would You Rather?-Beauty Edition

Hey Lovelies, I've got a tag for you today, this tag has been going round for a while but I haven't done it till now.

Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
I like wearing all of these products but I will say I would rather lose my palette's and eyeshadows, I think mascara brings out your eyes and I wear eyeliner a lot and I love wearing different colour lipsticks more than wearing eyeshadow.

Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
This is a tough one, I have long hair and love having long hair but I would hate not being able to cut because of split ends and I wouldn't want to chop it all off but I will say never cut it again.

Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
I do like wearing both but I do like wearing pink more so pink cheeks.

If you had £1000 to spend, Would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
I like buying both clothes and makeup but I am very picky when it comes to clothes I like and I never buy as much clothes as I do makeup but I will say makeup, I love experimenting with different looks and trying new products and I could buy more high end makeup.

Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
I wouldn't like to choose either but if I had to I would say eyeliner as lipstick, there is lots of different colour eyeliner so you could have a purple lip and it would look alright and it would be easier to apply than lipstick as eyeliner.

Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
In the UK we don't have Sephora but if we did I would be extremely happy, I would be in beauty heaven with all the different brands they have, I do love MAC though as well there is always nice products, so I would say if we did have Sephora then Sephora but if we didn't have it then MAC.

Would you rather only use one eyeshadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
That is easy, I would rather only use one eyeshadow, I do like wearing eyeshadow and lipstick but I love having different colour lipsticks to use and I think lipstick always brightens your face and I don't do much with my eyeshadow it's quite neutral unless I'm going out at night.

Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
I wouldn't like to do either but if I had to choose I would say winter clothes in summer, in the UK in summer it's not always warm and sunny a lot of the time it will be rainy and colder and I get cold very easily so I wouldn't want to wear summer clothes in winter, I like to be wrapped up.

Would you rather dark nails or bright nails all year round?
I would say bright nails, it can suit anytime and it will brighten up your look and bright colours bring more attention and people notice them more.

Would you rather give up your favourite lip product or your favourite eye product?
I would rather give up my favourite eye product like I said before my eye looks are quite neutral so I have similar shades  so it wouldn't mind giving it up and I love lip products.

Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a pony tail or a messy bun?
I wear my hair mostly in a pony tail but I think a messy bun looks really nice so it's hard to choose but I will say pony tail just because you can do more to it than a messy bun.

Would your rather never being able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?
I do like both but I don't wear lipgloss that much and you can always wear lipstick but I don't paint my nails a lot but I would say never use lipgloss.

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all? or sharpie them in everyday?
I think both are bad and I wouldn't want to do either but if I had to choose I would say sharpie them in everyday you could still make it look natural but if you have no eyebrows it looks bad when you fill them in and it would take a while to grow back.

Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
That is easy I would rather live without nail polish, I wouldn't be able to live without my makeup, I wear makeup most days only time is when I'm in the house and sometimes if I'm not going far but I love creating different looks and experimenting and makeup gives me confidence.

I hope you enjoyed my answers, if you've done this tag let me know so I can see your answers and I tag you all to do it.

Ashleigh xx

Friday, 16 August 2013

Summer Ready-Holiday Bikini's

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a nice day, I thought I would show you the bikini's I have bought and one that was sent to me for my holiday.
Image from Google and then I've edited it.

This polka dot bikini is from Matalan's and it's £5 for the top and £5 for the bottoms, I couldn't find the bottoms so I just looked for orange or blue bottoms to go with it and found these orange ones to go with them and it's summery colours, it's a bandeau bikini so you can wear it with or without the strap.

This bikini was sent to me by Sports Direct, here's a link to there Ladies Swimwear and they have a huge sale on at the minute, I decided on this purple bikini because it's my favourite colour and I like these type of bikini's and same as the last one it's a bandeau so you can wear it with straps or not. This bikini is by Goldigga, the top was £5.00 and bottoms £5.99 here's a link to the bikini if you want the same one.

This bikini is also from Matalan's and was £5 for the top and £5 for the bottoms, luckily there was both the top and bottoms. This is also a bandeau like the rest just so you can wear it with or without the straps, these type of bikini's are easier when your on holiday to not get tan lines from the straps. I like that is multi coloured and very vibrant so it will be nice for summer.

I think there's a sale on in Matalan's so you will be able to get bikini's for cheaper.

All of the bikini's are a reasonable price and really nice for summer.

Hope you liked this post and I've not done this type of post before.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Benefit World Famous Neutrals Review

Hey Lovelies, I won this Benefit World Famous Neutrals in a giveaway by the lovely Sally from Rainy Day Faces a while ago but I'm only just getting round to reviewing it, she has a great blog you should go check it out.

I have the Eyenessa's easiest nudes ever, there was two other neutral palette's but I'm not sure if you can get them anymore you could try looking online.

The palette comes with two cream eyeshadows that you can use a base and four eyeshadows to apply over the top.

Even though it is a nude palette, it's perfect for both daytime and nighttime, it also comes with a mirror so it's easy for on the go, you have everything you need to create a nice eye look.

The two cream eyeshadows are R.S.V.P and No Pressure, R.S.V.P is a pinky, goldy champagne colour and No Pressure is a bronzey brown colour, they are both shimmery/metallic finish. They are really nice bases and help the eyeshadow to stay on longer and for the eyeshadow to stay vibrant.

Here's a swatch of both:
There both gorgeous shades.

The four eyeshadows, Call My Buff is a champagney/cream eyeshadow perfect for a highlight under the brow bone and it is matte, Thanks A Latte is the only shimmery/metallic shade and it's a bronzey shade, Pinky Swear is obviously a light matte pink and the last shade is Quick, Look Busy this is a dark matte brown shade.

Here's swatches of them:
There really nice shades but as you can tell the pink is not very pigmented compared to the rest of the eyeshadows.

I really like all the names of the cream eyeshadows and the eyeshadows.

I think the packaging is very cute and it's different to normal packaging and really stands out.

The palette's are £23.50 and I'm not sure if you can still get them but if you can I highly recommend you buying it, it's such a nice palette with everything you need for your eyes.

If you want me to do a tutorial using the palette let me know.

Have any of you tried the palette, what do you think to it?

Ashleigh xx

Friday, 9 August 2013

Last Year I Was... Tag

Hey Lovelies, today I decided to do a tag post I haven't done one in a while and the lovely Hannah from Beginners Beauty, made up this tag and it's a really interesting tag.

What was the best thing that happened to you last year? And what was the best thing that happened to you this year?

Last year wasn't the best year, I failed my A Levels and started my Health and Social Care course so I was really nervous about starting and making new friends but it did turn out alright in the end, the best thing I would say was going on holiday to Greece and starting my blog, I love blogging and don't know what I would do without it. This year has been quite a good year, it has had it's up and downs like anything in life. The best things that have happened are going to see One Direction in concert with my friends, going to my first meet up and lush event and meeting lots of lovely bloggers even though I was so nervous about going.

What was you fashion sense like last year? What was your fashion sense like this year?

My fashion sense hasn't really changed that much, I'm a quite casual person in the daytime and like to wear jeans or leggings and tops and in summer I love wearing dresses and I always like to dress up when I go out at night, this year is still the same but I have a few more outfits that are not as casual for daytime. I'm a really picky person when it comes to what I like to wear. 

What was your makeup style like last year? What was your makeup style like this year?

My makeup style hasn't really changed that much I always like to wear different makeup looks but it's nothing too much for daytime and I like to wear more dramatic looks for night outs. I didn't do my eyebrows for part of last year I thought at the time I didn't need to but you really do need to.

What was your hair like last year? What was your hair like this year?

My hair hasn't changed that much it's longer but that's about it, It's been the same style for last couple of years, I just have a side fringe and layers, I want to do something different with my hair but I'm not sure what and I don't want to have short hair, I like having long hair.

What were your ambitions like last year? What are your ambitions this year?

My ambitions last year were to do well in my A-Levels which didn't turn out the way I wanted but I do believe everything happens for a reason and even though I did fail, I had options. My ambitions for this year is to do well in my Health and Social Care course, my first year has gone really well and I hope when I finish the course I will have achieved good grades. I also just want to see my blog and YouTube grow, I'm extremely grateful for all of you that follow and read my blog and you who  have subscribed and watched my videos. 

You will always have lows and highs in life and you just have to get on with it.

I thought I would add a picture from last year and a picture from this year.

If you see I haven't changed that much in a year.

I tag you all to do it and send me your links when you do it, would love to see your answers.

Ashleigh xx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

July Favourites

Hey Lovelies, I was going to film my July Favourites but I haven't had much time and after going to the orthodontist on Tuesday my teeth have been killing me so I decided to not to do the video, but I still wanted to share with you my favourites of the month so here they are.

Beauty Favourites
The Maybelline New York Quad in Glamour Browns, in summer I love wearing gold shades and this a great palette to create a goldy brown eye, all the shades are very pigmented and long lasting, they are all shimmery shades so if you don't like shimmer I wouldn't recommend it.
The Avon Kajalstick in Deep Turquoise, in summer I love wearing bright colour eyeliner especially blue/turquoise shades they really bring out my blue eyes and I just wear it on the waterline and this eyeliner is really pigmented and long lasting.

The Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige, this a gold shimmery metallic shade and works really well with the Maybelline Quad, I mostly apply to my eyes as a base and then apply eyeshadow over the top and it helps it last all day, you can also apply it to your inner corner or just wear it on it's own as well so it's a really multi purpose product.
Here's swatches of the Avon Eyeliner and Rimmel Eyeshadow Stick, there both gorgeous shades.
Revlon's Photo Ready Cream Blush in Pinched, is a corally orange shade perfect for summer and very wearable for most skin tones, I love wearing cream blushes in summer, it's pigmented and long lasting.

NYC Sunny Bronzer, it's the perfect bronzer shade for me not too muddy or orange, it's matte so I can contour with it as well, it's pigmented and last really well on the cheeks.

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter, it's a pinky shimmery highlighter that I absouletly love I've been wearing it nearly everyday and it's my all time favourite highlighter, it gives your cheeks a nice glow and it's long lasting.

Natural Collection Cream Blush in Rosy Pink, this another cream blush, I like both orange and pink shade blush but I know some people prefer oranges and some people prefer pink and I like to wear both but this another nice cream blush, it's pigmented and really cheap but it's not as long lasting as the Revlon Cream Blush.
The L'oreal Paris Caresse Lipstick in Tempting Lilac, these are very similar to the Revlon Lip Butters and I have both and there both very nice, the Caresse Lipsticks are more pigmented but not as mosturising as the Lip Butters, Tempting Lilac is a pinky purple shade that is quite glossy and I've fallen back in love with it, I haven't worn it ages and saw it in my collection and decided to start wearing it again, there pigmented and mosturising but not as long lasting as a lipstick.
Beauty UK Lipstick in Naughty, this is a corally red shade and I love it, I've been wearing it a lot even though it's not the most summery of lipsticks, Beauty UK Lipsticks are always really nice there very pigmented and moisturising, it is a quite bright shade and because it is moisturising you have to be careful when you apply it because it can smudge.

Here's swatches of them both.
If you've been watching my YouTube video's I've mentioned quite a few of these products.

Non-Beauty Favourites
Music-One Directions-Best Song Ever is such a catchy song and the video is hilarious, Selena Gomez- Come and Get It, Avril Lavigne-Here's To Never Growing Up and Pink-True Love.

TV Programmes- Pretty Little Liars I mentioned it in my last favourites but Pretty Little Liars is my favourite TV programme it's so mysterious and you never know what will happen next and all the cast are gorgeous, Big Brother all the people in the house are so different and I like the arguments and knowing more about them.

Food- It has to be Ice Cream and Ice Lollies I love warmer weather and just eating Ice Cream and Lollies some of my favourites are Cornetto's, Zzapp, Magnum's.

Clothes- First time I've mentioned clothes in a favourites but in summer I love wearing dresses and shorts.

What are your favourites of the month leave a comment and let me know.

Ashleigh xx