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Review: Natural Collection Corrector Stick in Green

Natural Collection Green Corrector Stick - £1.99
I suffer really badly with redness to my face. I walk around looking permanently embarrassed which is not a good look. Recently I started to find myself applying more and more foundation in order to cover it but instead of hiding redness, I just looked like I was wearing far too much make-up whilst still looking red in the face.

Instead of applying layers upon layers of foundation with no luck, I thought about trying to counteract the redness instead which is where this little beauty from Natural Collection comes in.

Now, I know some people look down their noses at Natural Collection and I can't see why. Yes their products are cheap but if they work well and are of a good quality then what's the problem? I picked up the Natural Collection Corrector Stick in Green.

It does look a little alarming in the tube. My friend said "what on earth are you going to do with that?!" but it works wonders. It is a little chalky but it's easy to work with and very easy to blend in. I apply it to any red areas of my face, blend a little with either my fingers or a foundation brush then carry on applying foundation. Since using this product I don't need to apply layers upon layers of the stuff - the redness is completely gone and now I don't get told by my mum that I have the make-up of a drag queen, hurrah!

Review: Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner Pen in Carbon Black

Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner Pen - £6.00
I hold my hands up and admit, I am a little bit of a hypocrite. Whenever I buy a new eyeliner I label it as my favourite and I'll use it so much that I slowly start to hate it. So, to solve my problem I bought a new one, hurrah!

This time I decided to buy the Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner Pen in Carbon Black. I bought it without looking at reviews, I was drawn in by the lovely packaging and took it straight to the checkout before I could change my mind and think about the 4 abandoned, unopened eyeliners hidden away in my bedroom.

The eyeliner nib is thin so it's perfect for applying thick or thin lines to the eyelids. The pen is really sturdy to help ensure easy application and precision and it does this very well. The packaging to this product says it's 'foolproof' - I'm not 100% sure about that as I still muck up eyeliner when I apply it but that's probably just me! The shade is Carbon Black and it is the blackest of blacks, no false advertising colour wise.

The one problem I have with eyeliners is their staying power. I'm fed up with applying it, leaving the room, looking in the mirror 2 minutes later and finding that it has either faded or transferred to my eyelid. When I applied this eyeliner without a primer I found that it had faded incredibly quickly whereas when I used a primer it stayed put all day without moving so a primer is a must. Luckily it doesn't transfer either so overall, this product is great!

Tutorial: Neon Ombre Nails

When in doubt over which two nail varnishes to choose, use both and ombre! This is what I did on Friday when I couldn't decide between the OPI Nail Lacquer in Cotton Candy Coney Island and the China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Flip Flop Fantasy.

It got a little messy but I love the finished result! As Flip Flop Fantasy is so bright in real life the photos don't really do it much justice but it is certainly eye catching that's for sure.
Products used were:
- Avon Revitacool Base Coat
- OPI Nail Lacquer in Cotton Candy Coney Island
- China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Flip Flop Fantasy
- Rimmel Super Wear Top Coat
- Make-Up Sponge

How to do it:
- Paint nails with a base coat and a base colour, allow to dry.
- Paint a thin layer of the colour you want to ombre onto the make-up sponge and carefully dab it onto half of your nail.
- Paint a thicker layer of nail varnish onto the sponge and dab onto the tips of your nails to give a gradual effect. (You may need to repeat this twice on the tips of the nails so that the base colour is fully covered.)
- Once dry paint a top coat.
- Stare at your lovely freshly painted nails!

The only problem I had with this is how long they lasted. I did this on Friday evening, it's Sunday evening now and 6 nails have chipped, 3 quite badly, even with 4 coats on top coat.

Brand Focus: Ever Ours

A couple of weeks ago I was in the mood to spend some money so after searching many, many online shops and seeing nothing I like, I stumbled across the online store Ever Ours.

Ever Ours is a small, niche online store stocking vintage-inspired clothing and jewellery, all at affordable prices. I immediately spotted a cross printed shirt I wanted...then a bracelet...then my sister joined me and added a jumper, three necklaces, a ring, a bracelet...

Here's what we bought between us.
Arrow Necklace - £1
Gold Triangle Pendant Necklace - £2
Silver Cross Ring - £1
Studded Triangle Ring - £1
Stone Cross Bracelet - £2
Gold Spike Bracelet - £1
Colourful Bunting Necklace - £1
Globe Necklace - £3
Black and Gold Glitter Jumper - £12
Black Cross Blouse - £9

There are a few items that I haven't photographed but overall, we spent £40 with free p&p which I think is pretty good. I ordered on a Wednesday evening and it arrived Friday morning so it came incredibly quickly. It arrived all wrapped up in pink tissue paper, tied together with a pink ribbon.

Review: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow in Pink Gold

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow - £4.99
On Tuesday, still on a bit of a high from passing my driving test, I decided to pick up a few items I've been after for a while whilst in Boots as a little treat. I ended up purchasing one of the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadows in the shade Pink Gold.

I haven't tried any of the Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Cream Gel Eyeshadows before so I didn't know what to expect. As they are described as gel cream eyeshadows so I expected them to be like the Rimmel London Colour Mousses or like the 17 Wild Cream Eyeshadows

Pink Gold lives up to it's name as it's a gorgeous pink with a hint of gold running through it. When applied it doesn't look too sparkly which is good as you can layer it up and use it during the day as well as during the night and not worry about wearing too much glitter on your eyelids.

Just like 17's Wild Cream Eyeshadows, I did expect the eyeshadow to be a bit creamier and easier to use than it actually is. It's pretty solid in the jar and you need to work with it in order to use it. I applied Pink Gold using my fingers over a primer (the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly) which I thought would be easier than using an eyeshadow brush. First I dabbed it on but wasn't really getting anywhere so I swiped it over my eyelid and found it much easier and less time consuming. 

Not only does this eyeshadow look incredibly pretty, it also lasts forever. Obviously the title says it lasts 24 hours and I think it would last even longer than that - I swatched it on my arm in the store on Tuesday and despite numerous showers since, it's still there. I wore this eyeshadow all day yesterday and it didn't crease, nor move which is excellent. I did wear a primer underneath so I'm not sure if that helped it stay on longer or not so I will wear it without and let you know how I got on.