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12.06.2017

5 Minute Reviews | Stila One Step Correct Serum

As a beauty lover, I don't always get around to or sometimes feel the need to review every product that I purchase in depth. Sometimes, they just don't stand out that much to me or I don't feel as if they require a detailed review. Sometimes even, I wont get the chance to photograph them and before I 
know it, I've used them up. So, with that, I've decided to start a series of quick, "5 minute" reviews on products I've used - telling you my opinions and overall thoughts on them in a quick, easy to digest way. 

The product I'm going to be reviewing is the Stila One Step Correct Serum** which is supposed to be a colour correcting serum that is meant to brighten and even out the skin tone due it's triple-swirled formula. This formula is targeted to counteract redness using the colour green, dark circles using peach and sallowness using lavender. Usually, I like to use this as a sort of "pre" primer or even a primer on its own prior to application of my makeup. I pump out a small, pea sized amount and apply it over the skin, letting it sink in for a while before the next step of my routine.

This product retails at £24.00 and can be purchased from BeautyBay


Upon dispensing the product from the bottle, it becomes obvious that the triple swirled formula isn't going to say separate and is going to mix together - for this reason, it's difficult for me to see how this would be able to affectively colour correct the skin when you may need certain colours only in specific areas. 

I didn't find a real difference made to my complexion other than a slight restriction in the redness of my overall face. My skin did however feel hydrated and plumped after applying this serum so for that reason, I do think it has really effective hydrating properties which would be very effective for dryer skin types. When my skin was particularly dry on a given day, this is a primer I would use and reach for in order to give me skin a soft, glowy and hydrated base for makeup so for that reason, I did really enjoy it.



From a colour correction standpoint, I didn't really find this serum to deliver anything over than the slight dulling of my complexions redness. I would and do much prefer to target my pigmentation utilising seperate colour correcting products so that I can specifically target my areas of concern. 

Whilst I did find this serum to be hydrating, this isn't the main purpose of the product and so from this perspective, I can't say that I would recommend this product if you're looking for something to colour correct your skin before makeup application. If however you're looking for a hydrating, plumping serum / makeup primer, Stila's One Step Correct Serum is actually a good choice! 




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11.03.2017

Friday Feelings | Conformity and Following Your Own Path

In one way or another, we have all been and will at at least one point in our lives, be victims of conformity. Whether that be down to fear, pressure or the confusion of not really knowing who you are. For much of my teenage years, I in many ways conformed. Whilst I wasn't doing half the things the kids my age were at the time, I still followed along with my group of friends pretending to like the same things as them, laughing at jokes I didn't really find funny and worst of all, even being mean and bitchy when that wasn't really who I was. 

Why do we conform and why did I? Like I said above, there's many reasons and for me, it was mainly out of confusion and frankly, wanting to survive school which for me wasn't always that great. I didn't really who I was - much as most teenagers don't at the time. I was always very aware of what my interests should be, what my aesthetic should be - so that I could fit it and God forbid, not stand out too much

lifestyle, following your own path, friendship, life,

10.23.2017

FACE OF THE DAY // Smokey Heat

Hello everyone! Happy Monday - I hope you've all had a good weekend and whilst I know it's a day most of us dread the arrival of, I hope your Monday is good too. Today I'm here with a face of the day post featuring a smokey look utilising my Naked Heat palette from Urban Decay. I love doing a smokey eye look on myself and I really think it's one of the most flattering and actually easy to axheive eye looks you can do. 

face of the day, urban decay naked heat palette, lime crime velvetine, lipstick, benefit hoola bronzer,

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