Youtubers/Bloggers Made Me Buy It


So when make up is your passion and you see beauty bloggers/youtubers raving about products its only natural that you're intrigued to try them. I've made a good amount of purchases based on recommendations in the past and this can be a little dangerous when you're addicted to buying make up and trying out new products however I've loved so many of them so I thought I would share with you a few things that I either loved or didn't work so well for me.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

It was Youtubers and Bloggers that first introduced me to the brand Too Faced and obviously the first product I purchased from them was the famous Chocolate Bar Palette. I frickin love this palette and I think its mainly for the quality of their shadows, they blend so effortlessly and never lack pigmentation. I reach for this palette regularly for everyday looks using the neutral shades however I do love Cherry Cordial (a deep cranberry) and Gilded Ganache (a deep olive green) for darker looks. My everyday look with this palette would be Salted Caramel through the crease along with Milk Chocolate and Semi Sweet to deepen and define the outer V and crease and then finishing with Marzipan all over the lid. Marzipan is hands down my favourite shade in the palette, its so gorgeous all over the lid and really pops which I looove. Oh and Champagne Truffle is a gorgeeeous highlight shade! I can't recommend this palette enough, I get so much use out of it and its for sure up there with my all time favourite palettes.

Morphe 350 Palette

I think its safe to say that this palette has been pretty popular among beauty gurus online and when I first started seeing this in make up tutorials I was convinced straight away that I needed it. I waited for what seemed like forever for this to come back in stock on Cult Beauty and when it finally did at the end of last year it was literally like all my dreams had come true... its crazy how happy an eyeshadow palette could make me... if you love make up and beauty i'm sure you feel me on this one! I mean its not like I don't have enough eyeshadow palettes but this one was extra special right?! haha. Honestly though for the price of £23.50 the quality is amaaaaazing. These eyeshadows have always been super pigmented and blended so nicely. If you're a warm eyeshadows type of girl this is your palette - the shades are a dreaaam and not only that there is also such a great amount of choice so you'll never be stuck for looks to create.

RCMA No Colour Powder

This is a new one to my collection but currently a strong favourite. I've seen so many people raving about this product for so long so when it came back in stock on Beauty Bay I couldn't not purchase it. I have used the Laura Mercier powder for the longest time but when I saw people were actually preferring a much more affordable product I needed to see if I could love this and save myself some pennies in the future. I have used this every single time I've done my make up since receiving this and it is honestly perfect. It does just what I need it to do and sets my make up in place without becoming cakey and adds absolutely no colour. This is just £12 which is amazing and you get so much product whereas the Laura Mercier one is £29 so you're definitely saving a good amount of money. If you're on the hunt for a good setting powder that will set your make up without adding any colour at all I can 100% recommend trying this.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation

I saw this foundation absolutely everywhere on Youtube so of course I was curious to see what the all the hype was about. Youtuber's that I watch religiously with the same skin type as me were using this and I loved the way it made their skin look every time so I needed to try it. I don't tend to order foundations online because its almost guaranteed i'll get the wrong shade so I managed to get colour matched at the counter in Lakeside and as soon as the make up artist even tried it on me I had a feeling I was going to love this. She explained that it was a very dewy finish and I was even more sold as I have normal to dry skin and don't really like to go for matte foundations - I need as much glow as I can get! Since purchasing this it's now my go-to foundation and I always make sure I have a back up because I couldn't imagine not having this. It has such a flawless finish and is very, very dewy which is perfect for my skin type. The is definitely one of my favourite purchases I've made because of youtubers and bloggers.

Nyx Buttergloss

NYX was another brand I was introduced to through social media and this brand makes such high quality products for a really good price. I was so gutted when I found out there was no NYX counters near me so you can only imagine how excited I was when I went up to Leicester for the weekend to stumble across a counter! Lets just say I went a little NYX haul crazy. I'm a lipgloss looover so the first thing I went straight over to was the Butterglosses, I had seen these everywhere online with some of my all time fave youtubers using them in tutorials so obviously always trusting their opinions I had to purchase some and for the affordable price tag I was more than willing to try these out. I have never been disappointed with these, they glide on the lips effortlessly and are super comfortable to wear. I find I do have to reapply throughout the day which i'm completely okay with as when eating your lip colour will fade. My favourite shades are Creme Brûlée and Fortune Cookie being the nude lip obsessed girl I am.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit - That Glow

Anastasia Beverly Hills glow kits quickly became super popular and as soon as I saw them I knew I needed to try them. I absolutely love highlighters and its probably my favourite part of my make up routine so I always want to try out new ones. When this first arrived I was so impressed with the size of the palette.. they are honestly huge which is perfect as you are definitely getting a good amount of product for the price. These highlighters glide onto the skin so smoothly but are super pigmented giving you that glow we all desire. I nearly always use a mixture of Sunburst with either Dripping In Gold or Bubbly for my highlight. I use the Golden Bronze shade with my bronzer to add a glowing warmth for days when I want a more glowing bronzer over matte. I love the Golden Bronze shade for summer.

Make Up Revolution Lip Kits

When I first saw these lip kits around on youtube and blogs I was super excited as at this point I hadn't yet tried the Kylie Cosmetic Lip Kits but had always wanted to. I purchased quite a few shades as I loved Make Up Revolution so I had really high hopes for them and absolutely loved the range of shades they had brought out. The lip liners are amazing, they are so creamy and glide onto the lips without dragging them harshly. Unfortunately however I was not a fan of the liquid lipsticks. The shades I purchased were absolutely gorgeous and I especially loved the nudes however the formula I found was far too sticky and didn't dry down completely matte. I found that because of their formula they were super uncomfortable on the lips, which was extremely disappointing as I really wanted to love them.

Have you purchased anything based on Youtuber's/Bloggers reviews?


Imogen xxx



Make Up Geek Collection


So last year I was introduced to Make Up Geek through some of my favourite Youtubers/Bloggers I follow and I completely get why this brand is super popular. After watching several tutorials using these shadows I was instantly like I really need to try these out cause for the price they looked amaaaaazing and to alllllllll us beauty obsessed gals our wishes came true when Beauty Bay started stocking this brand! I went a bit overboard with my first ever order because to be honest I was ridiculously excited and I just wanted to try them all. Over the last year I have built up my collection that I'm super happy with but there is constantly new shades I want to try.... make up wish lists just never end right?

Eyeshadows





Make Up Geek shadows are so impressive. The quality of them is no different to high end and I actually prefer them to several high end shadows I've tried.  The shade range is incredible so it really caters for everyone depending on what shades you personally prefer. Nearly all of them blend out beautifully with no struggling and out of the ones I've tried nearly all of them have been super pigmented. These currently retail at £6 on Beauty Bay.

Foiled - I just love the formula of their foiled eyeshadows. They are so pigmented and appear so vivid on the eyes. Even though they are foiled and appear more shimmery they are still super creamy and buttery. I definitely need to purchase more as I always use these if I know I want really intense pigment on the eyes and their foiled formula never disappoints. These currently retail at £9.25 on Beauty Bay.

Row 1

Peach Smoothie - Soft peach matte - I don't use this too often as it doesn't show too pigmented on me but when I do I just use this through the crease as a initial transition shade or to add a subtle amount of peach.

Beaches and Cream - Soft peachy, beige matte - This is very similar to Peach Smoothie therefore I use this similarly to build up transition shades with a warm eyeshadow look.

Creme Brûlée -  Soft warm, sand matte - This is my absolute go-to transition shade, it works so well for nearly every eyeshadow look I do.

Bake Sale - Soft brown - I use this shade as a transition shade and on the outer V before going in with a deeper shade.

Latte - Medium, brown matte - I use this to deepen up the crease and add definition to my outer V.

Barcelona Beach -  Cool toned pale, bown matte - I use this as a transition shade if I do a cool toned look and it works perfectly.

Homecoming - Brown/gold shimmer - I tend to use this shade a lot for day time looks for a subtle shimmer on the lid blended with a soft brown in the crease.

Row 2

Pocket Change - Soft bronze shimmer - If I'm honest I haven't picked up this shade yet which is a slight reminder that I need to try it out! I'm loving bronzes and golds on the eyes at the moment with coral lipsticks for spring/coming into summer so ill definitely pick this up soon.

Goddess - Soft copper shimmer - This shade is stunning all over the lid in a warm toned look.

Cabin Fever - Warm red toned matte brown - A gorgeous warm shade that I often use to deepen and define my outer V.

Coco Bear - Very warm matte brown with red undertones - This is one of my top 5 from Make Up Geek as its the most perfect brown for warm looks especially deepening the crease and outer V.

Early Bird - Warm orange matte with yellow undertones (darker version of Chickadee) - Along with orange tones on my eyes I pick this up to use in the crease along with Chickadee.

Chickadee - Pale orange matte with yellow undertones - Another firm favourite, I always use this when using orange tones on my eyes as a transition shade.

Side Kick - Warm red, cinnamon matte brown - I absolutely love this shade, I often use it through the crease and on the outer V along with Cocoa Bear.

Row 3


Shimma Shimma - Light champagne shimmer - The perfect inner corner and brown bone highlight - I pick this up nearly every day.

White Lies - Pure white matte - I don't tend to reach for this for an all over white unless I use concealer as a base as I don't find it comes up to pigmented on me but I do use this for highlighting the inner corner.

Ice Queen - Pure white shimmer - Similarly to White Lies I don't tend to use this as an all over lid shade but use it often to highlight my inner corner when I want a bright white highlight.

In The Spotlight - Soft champagne, pink foiled - This is gorgeous for the inner part of your eye and as a lid shade.

Legend - Bronze foiled - This is another shade that I haven't used to often which is now another reminder I need to try this out more! I think its because I nearly always pick up Flamethrower as I just love oranges on my eyes but this shade is gorgeous so I must use it more!

Flamethrower - Bold orange/copper foiled - My all time favourite Make Up Geek Shadow. Its honestly the most stunning shade and I love it all over the lid to make my brown eyes pop.

Morocco - Bright orange matte - I absolutely love orange tones on my brown eyes so this is regularly picked up for the crease or all over the lid with their foiled shadow Flamethrower.

Row 4

Cosmopolitan - Rose gold shimmer - This shade is stunning and if you love rose gold this is for you! I use this as an all over lid shade - its beautttttiful!

Cherry Cola - Deep red, brown matte - I use this shade for deepening up warm toned looks but also all over the lid for dark purple/cranberry looks.

Bitten -  Deep matte burgandy - Perfect for cranberries/burgandys on the eyes or deepening up warm looks.

Burlesque - Deep warm, burgundy shimmer - I use this all over the lid usually when doing cranberry/burgandy eyes. This shade, Bitten and Cherry Cola are all extremely similar.

Row 5

Mocha - Deep brown matte - I love using this shade in cool toned looks to help deepen before sometimes adding black.

Badabing - Matte deep brown with flecks of gold - This shade is stunning but when applied the flecks of gold don't show too much.

Take Two - Olive Green Foiled - Such a stunning olive green. Im a sucker for olive green shades so when I saw one from one of my favourite brands I had to get it. This shade has never disappointed for an olive green eye look.

Envy -  Deep green shimmer - An absolutely gorgeous green! Perfect for a green smokey eye.

Corrupt - Pure black matte with subtle flecks of glitter - A seriously good black to have in your collection, super pigmented and very black!

Manny MUA palette


T-B, L-R - Atemis, Beaches & Cream, Luna, Cosmopolitan, Brick, Frappe, Insomnia, Mars, Aphrodite

Manny is one of my favourite Youtubers, I absolutely love him as he is super talented and so funny to watch. When I first saw his video swatching his palette in collaboration with Make Up Geek I fell in love. Admittedly I already had a couple of shades from this but the other shades in the palette completely sold it to me and I had to get it. None of the shades in this palette have disappointed me and I'm honestly so happy I got hold of this as I pick it up so so often. I'm sat here trying to narrow down my favourite shades from the palette and I just cant as I love every single one for a different reason. I love this palette as it holds shades that I don't own similar ones to in my collection.




Artemis - Pearl/champagne shimmer - Oh my god this shade.. literally the best highlight shade for inner corner and brow bone - its stunning, so pigmented and truly makes your eyes pop like crazzzy.

Beaches and Cream - (Previously mentioned above)

Luna - Rose gold foiled finish - This shade is absolutely beautiful for all over the lid. I honestly reach for this so so much with the warm shades through my crease and aphrodite on the outer V.

Cosmopolitan - (Previously mentioned above)

Sora - Medium brick shade matte with flecks of sparkle - Perfect to warm up the crease and as a transition shade.

Frappe - Medium matte brown  - I often use this to deepen up the crease and the outer V before going in with a darker shade.

Insomnia - Reddish brown with blue reflects, foiled & duo chrome finish - This shade is so unique, I don't have a similar shadow in my collection. Its absolutely gorgeous on the lid.

Mars - Matte red - Again I don't own a similar shade to Mars so its great to have in my collection. Its such a lush red and really compliments insomnia in an eye look.

Aphrodite - Deep Plum - I use this shade mainly to deepen my outer V in looks and it always blends beautifully and adds the perfect amount of definition.

Blushes 



I was dying to try some blushes from this brand and I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to chooses the shades I wanted to purchase but when they arrived i'm so glad I did as I love these so much. These didn't disappoint me at all just like their eyeshadows. They are all super pigmented, easy to use and blend out beautifully into the skin. These currently retail at £9.25 on Beauty Bay.

Romance - Peach with gold shimmer - I use this shade often when I want a shimmery pop of blush. This shade is absolutely gorgeous and reminds me very much of a peachier version of NARS Orgasm.  

Love Letter - Mauve - I'm a sucker for mauve shades so of course I pick this up, I love this shade when I don't want my blush to be to bright.

Spellbound - Salmon pink - I pick this one up for that perfect pop of pink.


So this is my whole Make Up Geek collection. I love this brand so much, they do some really great quality products for reasonable prices. If you haven't yet tried anything from them I highly recommend trying them, I'm pretty confident you wont be disappointed!

Have you tried anything from Make Up Geek? What are your favourites?

Thanks for reading.

Imogen xxx

My Three Current Go-To Lipsticks For Spring


Ahh finally spring is here, I can't even tell you how excited I am about lighter evenings right now! I absolutely love going from summer through to autumn and onto winter because cosy, oversized jumpers, christmas pyjamas and hot chocolates are definitely my thing however I don't know if anyone else feels this way but after a while I can't wait for the next season... roll on summer! Sun, BBQS, cocktails - sound pretty perfect right now.

So now that spring is here in terms of make up all I want to do is wear pinks, peaches and corals. I'm usually a nude gal or the complete opposite with a bold dark lip and I find it hard to ever pick up a red or a pink but right now thats all I want to wear so I thought I would show you my three current go-to spring lipsticks.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips - Kidmans Kiss


This lipstick is a gorgeous petal pink shade which I've absolutely fallen for. Sometimes I would pair this with Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk for the most beautiful pinky nude lip however lately I have been wearing this on its own for a pale pop of pink. I rarely ever go for pink on my lips but i've really grown to them and this is a perfect one to start with as its not too bold but still allows you to rock that pink lip. This particular lipstick is one of their matte finishes however it is ridiculously creamy and honestly the most comfortable matte lipstick I've ever tried. They glide on the lips so effortlessly making them super easy to apply without drying them out or dragging the lips. This is definitely at the higher end of make up products retailing at £24 but so so worth it if you feel like treating yourself. The packaging is completely luxurious and dreamy with its rose gold finish - a complete seller to anyone make up and beauty obsessed. 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips - Miranda May


Ok so spring has definitely made me go to my Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks and this shade Miranda May is my absolute favourite. This shade is a stunning pinky coral which looks so gorgeous paired with golds and warm colours on the eyes along with bronzey, glowing make up. This one is perfect for if you want more of a pop of colour. The formula is exactly the same matte finish as Kidmans Kiss and is just as creamy and moisturising and again retails at £24 so ideal for that perfect treat. 

Kylie Cosmetics Dirty Peach Lip Kit


So last month was my birthday and I was completely overwhelmed to have received a box of Kylie Cosmetics products after wanting to try them for what seemed like the longest time. I could never bring myself to order from America so you can only imagine the excitement. Straight away I wanted to try the Royal Palette and Lip Kit in Dirty Peach and I just completely fell in love with this Lip Kit. The formula of these liquid lipsticks is unreal, I find them so comfortable to wear and they didn't dry my lips out but still dry down completely matte. This particular peachy shade is lush and so so perfect for this time of year. This was my first time trying a peach coloured lipstick and now I can't stop reaching for it. I loooooove pairing this lip shade with a matching peachy eye look. This retails at $29

T-B - Kidmans Kiss, Miranda May, Dirty Peach

So these are the three lipsticks I currently find myself wearing daily which I think are perfect for spring. Next on my list is definitely a bright, orange toned red as i'm loooooving brighter lips right now!

Whats your favourite go-to lipstick for spring?

Thanks for reading!

Imogen xxx

My Absolute Top 10 Make-Up Products


When applying my make-up everyday it became clear to me that I definitely had a few products that were absolute staples in my collection. I had those same products I would ALWAYS pick up and I believe this is because I know they work really well for me and wouldn't ever let me down. I have put together my top ten make-items that I really do believe are worth the money and will always continue to use daily.

Too Faced Hangover Primer 

I think the main reason I love this primer is because as soon as I apply it my skin instantly feels refreshed and hydrated. Primers are an important step in your make-up routine in order for your foundation to sit well and last throughout the day so I don't mind investing in a good primer. This one has always applied smoothly and evenly and it is one of the most hydrating primers I've ever tried. I definitely notice a difference when using this primer in the finish of my foundation so I'm super super impressed. I use this primer pretty much every day and will definitely repurchase. Of course I love the packaging as well - Too Faced do the cutest packaging. If you can recommend any good drugstore primers I would definitely love to know as I'm really struggling to find one I like.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation 

This foundation is fairly new to my collection however I have picked it up nearly every day since I purchased it. I absolutely love the dewy finish of this foundation on the skin. I have normal to dry skin and this just works so well for my skin type. It blends out so well without ever being cakey because its a lovely thin consistency that feels so lightweight on the skin. I have used this with both a damp Beauty Blender and my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and both have worked extremely well to blend the product out evenly on my skin. I'd say this was a medium coverage foundation but always looks so flawless.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

I can't recommend this concealer enough. If anyone ever asks me 'Whats your favourite concealer?' it will always, always be this one 100%. I prefer this over any high end concealer I have tried and I always repurchase it. It looks so flawless on the skin every time for highlighting. It blends out beautifully and never becomes cakey but at the same time has a really good coverage.

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

This powder has to be in my top 10 as I use it everyday without fail to set my under eye. Its a powder that works for me and always sets my concealer well. I like that its a translucent powder so it will add absolutely no colour or change your foundation/concealer shade. I will sometimes lightly dust this over my face with a large powder brush to set my make up in place without becoming cakey although I mainly use this for under eye setting.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

I was so late onto the hype for this bronzer, I feel like anyone who's beauty/make-up obsessed has probably tried this and I can for sure see why. Bronzer was always a product I would wear however I never seemed to branch out and try new ones. I would always just stick to using one bronzer I knew I loved however last year i completely fell in love with bronzer and started to try out more and add several to my collection. Its safe to say I now have a fair few favourites that I couldn't be without however my Hoola Bronzer always sticks out as my absolute favourite. Its the perfect shade for me without being too dark or too light to show up and I have always found that it blends out so well and sits perfectly on my skin. I mainly just use this product for bronzing however I do love the versatility of this product as it is also cool enough to contour with. Its also completely matte which makes me love it even more.

Mary-Lou Manizer

This highlighter is a must have. So many people have raved on and on about this product and i've personally never come across any bad reviews on it. When I first saw this highlighter in person in Debenhams I was sold straight away and it has become a favourite since. Its a perfect champagne shade and applies effortlessly to the skin whist giving us that strong glow we all desire! This is in my top ten as it is my absolute go-to highlighter out of all the ones I have tried - I will always, always go back to Mary-Lou.

Anastasia Beverely Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

I think this palette is safely loved by many and its honestly my most favourite palette i've ever purchased. I use so many different eye shadow palettes as I love to swap and change up what I use in my collection but my Modern Renaissance is a go-to most often. Firstly Anastasia Beverely Hills eye shadows are incredible, the pigmentation is amazing and they honestly blend out so so well. These shadows are 100% worth the price as they are definitely high end quality so you get your moneys worth with this product. This palette also had me sold on the colours straight away. I love pinks and oranges on my eyes and use them regularly therefore I knew this palette would get a lot of use. It also has all the shades for a gorgeous everyday neutral eye so all in all a perfect palette.

Anastasia Beverely Hills Dipbrow Pomade

This brow product is super popular throughout beauty bloggers and youtubers and I completely get the hype. The main reason I love this pomade is because it makes my brow routine so much quicker so if i needed to be somewhere in a rush I know I can rely on this and it will be quick and easy to use. Before I had ever tried a brow pomade I was always unsure on this type of product as I thought I would struggle using it but I actually find it easier than powders and pencil products. It applies very well to the brows and glides on smoothly making shaping your brows a lot easier. It is also very easy to clean up if you make a mistake with a cotton bud or concealer. This product is definitely worth the price as it lasts SO long.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Now I am that girl that isn't great at liquid liner and it is probably what I struggle with most in make-up. This is by far the easiest liner to use that I have come across yet. I always repurchase this one now as if it is not in my collection I feel lost. The tip is flexible which makes it far easier to use in my opinion compared to a harder tip that drags too harshly across your lid. I also find the staying power of this liner to be very good, it will always last me a full days wear.

MAC Lipsticks 

I added MAC Lipsticks as they are my favourite formula of lipstick and one I always continue to repurchase. They are moisturising and sit perfectly on the lips without being dry or uncomfortable (even the matte finishes). I love many lipsticks in my collection however if I'm in rush or unsure of what to go for I will always pick up a MAC lippy. My two absolute favourite shades that I will wear daily are Velvet Teddy and Whirl which are both brown toned nudes however Whirl is a true brown and Velvet Teddy has pink undertones. I also find the staying power of MAC lipsticks to be extremely good along with excellent pigmentation. If I could only have one brand of lipstick in my collection it would definitely be MAC as they also offer such a wide range of colour choice and finishes.

I'd love to know any products you can't be without!

Thanks for reading.

Imogen xxx


Five Perfect Date Night Ideas

I thought I would put together 5 date night ideas for some inspiration on the next time your stuck on what to do for an evening! These are all things that I have done previously and really enjoyed. Remember you can do all of these with your besties as well as your boyfriend/girlfriend! 

Spa Getaway

Nothing beats shutting down for an evening/weekend, completely taking yourself away from work/daily life stress and completely relaxing.. and I mean seriously relaxing. Me and Karl have done a weekend like this and it was honestly lush, I've never felt so relaxed and de-stressed. Literally just pamper yourself with the treatments on offer, relax by the pool and get lost in a good book and take full advantage of the steam room. In the evening run yourself a nice bubble bath, shove a film on and order in a Dominos! We did this on one of the evenings as it was so much more chilled with no rushing around to get ready and get out to a meal booking - and that was the last thing we wanted to be doing after how relaxed we had been all day!

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa






Meal 

I think this is a classic but this is one date I always enjoy - probably for the pure fact I love food haha.  This allows you to spend some quality time together, enjoy good food without all the cooking and washing up, and just enjoy each others company. You can spend the evening chatting, laughing and sipping cocktails. I must add if you're ever up Hinckley way I would highly recommend the restaurant below.

Barnacles Restaurant and Bar Bistro






Pizza making and Movie Marathon

This is another personal favourite as I do love a good film - and pizza! Pizza making will allow you to have fun together, whether they turn out absolutely amazing or a complete disaster its all about enjoying yourself. If they do fail to a level where they are not edible just laugh it off and order one in. Once you've made your pizzas grab all your fave movies or download some online and just spend the night on the sofa. You could even make a cosy little den out of pillows and duvets, we have done this before it was so cosy that we ended up waking up at 7am in the same place. On this occasion we left it a little late in the day and managed to pick up this kit including dough mix, oregano, and tomato sauce all for £1 from Tesco. 



We didn't make the garlic bread!

Yes I do love a good girly film!

Cinema/Show/Concert

There may be a film out that your dying to see or if you're into shows (theatre/concert etc.) you could see if theres any you fancy watching. I would recommend a comedy show as sometimes you just need a good laugh! We recently went to see the Impractical Jokers at the 02 and it was absolutely brilliant. One thing I really want to do is go to an outdoor cinema, they look so cool and cosy!




Cheese and Wine night

This one had to be in my top 5 date ideas as its one thats close to my heart lol. I love wine and I love cheese so put the two together and I've got my dream evening. You can put some music on in the background and just relax and chat or whatever you fancy - maybe a game of cards! You could even add some cocktails into your evening and make your own (my personal fave is a Pornstar Martini). If you are going to become a professional cocktail maker for the evening preferably do it when you don't have work the next day haha.


Thanks for reading!

Imogen xxx

Barry M Lip Kits



I'm very very very excited about this new product from Barry M. I've wanted to try the famous Kylie Lip Kits for the longest time but I haven't yet got myself round to ordering from America and facing custom charges so when I saw Barry M were releasing three Lip Kits you can only imagine the excitement to try them. 

Go To



Out of the three Lip Kits Go To is personally my favourite shade and is definitely something I would wear in my everyday routine. Its the perfect nude shade and when completely dried on my lips it reminded me very much of MAC's whirl (one of my all time faves).


Pose



Pose is a gorgeous pinky nude. Its definitely on the paler side however I personally still find this very wearable. 

Runway



Originally when looking at these I wasn't going to purchase Runway because I'm always swayed towards nudes however I absolutely fell in love with this colour when I saw it and I don't believe I currently own many similar shades. The colour is described as a berry and is of a more pinky toned berry compared to a darker purple berry. I think this shade would be beautiful for summer.

L-R - Pose, Go To, Runway
I'm super impressed with these Lip kits and if I'm being honest I didn't expect them to be as good as they are. The consistency of them is quiet watery compared to some other liquid lipsticks I have previously tried. For example the NYX Lip Lingerie's are of a much thicker consistency. I would actually compare the formula of the Barry M ones to the Sleek Matte Me liquid lipsticks. The one thing I will say though is don't accidentally tip one upside down as half the tube unfortunately came running out of mine and all over my leg (a typical me kinda thing to do). As you will see from the swatches above the lip liners are a very good colour match to the lipsticks and when applying them they were very smooth and easy to use - they didn't drag my lips at all when lining them.

When applying both the lip liners and the liquid lipsticks to the lips they went on very evenly and highly pigmented. Once dried they were very comfortable and didn't dry my lips out - which I was super happy about. The three shades available are also all very wearable and I know I will get a lot of use out of each one. When wearing Go To for the day I found it to be incredibly long lasting whilst remaining very comfortable. 

These Lip Kits retail at £6.99 which I think such a good price considering you get a liquid lipstick along with a lip liner and the quality of the product is very good. I also believe these are limited edition and have only just come out however if you don't see these at your local Superdrug I did see some single liquid lipsticks which I believe are permanent.

What are your favourite liquid lipsticks brand?

Thanks for reading.

Imogen xxx



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