Spring Makeup | Collaboration with Drifting Lexi

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Back in April, Lauren from Drifting Lexi and I did a Spring/Autumn makeup collaboration. We each came up with a look to represent the season we were going into as we live on opposite sides of the world! Six months later, and it’s time for a role reversal – it’s my turn to showcase a Spring inspired look. I wanted it to be bright and fresh and I definitely achieved that!

Note: This look also doubled as the makeup I wore to Ellie Goulding’s concert at the weekend.

Products Used:

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As usual, I began by applying my trusty Simple moisturiser.

  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 002 Hazel
  • Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 101 Ivory Beige – This foundation gives skin a lovely, natural appearance whilst still making the skin look flawless. This is due to the medium-high coverage of the foundation. (I also used this foundation because it is more travel friendly than Rimmel’s Match Perfection which comes in a glass bottle).
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair
  • Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Barely Branded – I applied this shade as a base to my eyelids, making it easier for eyeshadow to stick to.
  • Maybelline ‘The Nudes’ Palette – I patted the gold shade all over my lids on top of Barely Branded.
  • Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara – I applied one coat of lengthening mascara before going in with one coat of volume mascara a couple of minutes later.
  • Dainty Doll Powder Blush 004 You Are My Sunshine – The flecks of gold in this blush make it perfect to highlight my cheekbones. It also teams so well with the gold eye look.
  • MAC Without Your Love – This lipstick is a beautiful pop of light pink and I love wearing this shade with the eye look above. Without Your Love brings the look together and makes everything look fresh and bright!
  • Rimmel Oh My Gloss! #150 Glossaholic – Without Your Love is quite a pale shade and I find adding a lick of gloss over it tops everything off nicely and completes the look.

The Finished Look:

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Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s post and let us know what you think of each look!

Be sure to check out our previous collaboration posts from March (HERE) and (HERE) too!

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Project Pan Week 3: Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation

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Happy Monday and welcome to the third of my reviews as part of Project Pan! Project Pan follows Stash Matters, A Brash Attitude, Curly Spring Blossom and I as we pick 12 products to try and hit pan on/empty over 12 weeks (11 in my case).

This week’s product is Max Factor’s Lasting Performance Foundation in the shade ‘101 Ivory Beige’.

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About

Ivory Beige is the second to lightest shade in the range after ‘100 Fair.’ I purchased Ivory Beige because Fair wasn’t available. I purchased this foundation at the beginning of the year in January and I have made a decent dent in it throughout the year. If I’m traveling or want more coverage and flawless skin this is the foundation I’ll turn to.

Lasting Performance is an accurate name for this foundation. It lasts well throughout the day and doesn’t break down from oil or wear off. This foundation doesn’t really have a scent and it’s very easy to blend into the skin. The best ways to apply this foundation are with a brush or your fingers. I have tried applying it with a sponge and while it works, the foundation is quite thick and stains the sponge easily.

From the Website:

Coverage that won’t smudge with Lasting Performance Foundation.

  • Long-lasting formula guaranteed for eight hours.
  • Fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Touch proof system won’t run or rub off on clothes.
  • Non-comedogenic – so it won’t clog pores.

Pros

  • Makes my skin look flawless
  • A good matte foundation without being too matte or drying
  • Travel friendly

Cons

  • Hard to see how much product is left
  • Quite easy to apply too much but that’s down to me being pale

Chanelle’s rating: 8/10 – I took a couple of points off for not always being the best colour for my skin and the fact this isn’t my go to foundation for everyday. I have no problems with the formula or how it looks and feels on my skin but if I do see this available in ‘100 Fair’ I will pick it up because the lighter colour would make a difference.

The Remaining products – Progress

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  1. Nivea Pearly Shine Lip Balm – I didn’t use this at all this week. I wore a full face of makeup everyday but this wasn’t on my lips any of the days.
  2. The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Hand Cream – Used 5x.
  3. Britney Spears Curious – In Control – Used 2x. This is one item I am close to finishing.
  4. Fudge Urban Miracle Ends Tropical Cocktail – Used 1x.
  5. The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist – Used 2x.
  6. Natio Clay and Plant Face Mask Purifier – I didn’t use this on Sunday night when I was away. I didn’t pack it because I didn’t want it to leak.
  7. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair – Used 7x. Very rarely is there a week I wear makeup everyday.
  8. Rimmel Match Perfection Translucent Setting Powder – Used 1x.
  9. The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter – Used 6x.
  10. Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover – Unfortunately another item I didn’t use.  I painted my nails on Thursday after removing the week before’s polish last Sunday.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s posts from my collaboration partners:


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Project Pan Week 2: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Hand Cream

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Happy Monday and welcome to the second of my reviews as part of Project Pan! Project Pan follows Stash Matters, A Brash Attitude, Curly Spring Blossom and I as we pick 12 products to try and hit pan on/empty over 12 weeks (11 in my case).

This week’s product is a hand cream from The Body Shop. The Body Shop has become one of my favourite places to shop over the past two years and a good hand cream is one of my staple products. This is the third tube of hand cream I have tried from The Body Shop  – my first Wild Argan Oil.

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About

I received this particular hand cream as part of a trio at Christmas time and I began using it about a month and a half ago. 30ml hand creams from The Body Shop usually last me a couple of months with daily use so the cost works out to around $4 (NZD) a month which isn’t too bad. The Body Shop hand creams don’t irritate my skin and there is a good balance between quality and scent. The scents aren’t overpowering and the product works well and keeps my hands moisturised which is the most important thing.

Hand cream is one of those products I always try to incorporate into my daily beauty routine. Having soft, nourished hands is a nice feeling especially when you’re at work and people are looking at your hands and taking notice of them. Hand cream helps keep the skin supple and helps prevent little bits of dry skin around your nails and cuticles.

From the website:

Indulge your hands with this rich hand cream, enriched with organic Community Trade argan oil from Morocco to help soften and protect hands and cuticles.

• Non-greasy moisture

• Leaves hands feeling soft and smooth

• Absorbs instantly

pros

  • A little goes a long way
  • Good size to pop in your handbag
  • Durable packaging that is also eye-catching
  • Moisturising and non-greasy

Cons

  • The scent. I like it now but when I first started using this hand cream it reminded me of medicine.

Chanelle’s rating: 8.5/10 – this hand cream is good but I don’t think it’s the best one I have ever tried or my most favourite that I’ve used. I would probably buy this again in future though.

The Remaining products – Progress

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  1. Nivea Pearly Shine Lip Balm – Used 1x.
  2. Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 101 Ivory Beige – Used only once again this week.
  3. Britney Spears Curious – In Control – Used 2x.
  4. Fudge Urban Miracle Ends Tropical Cocktail – Used 1x. I’m so used to doing nothing to my hair and wearing it naturally.
  5. The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist – Used 1x.
  6. Natio Clay and Plant Face Mask Purifier – Used 1x. This had it’s weekly outing on Sunday.
  7. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair – Used 5x, again everytime I wore makeup this week. This is the only concealer I have so I don’t have much choice! (I do love it though).
  8. Rimmel Match Perfection Translucent Setting Powder – I went from not using this at all last week to wearing it twice this week.
  9. The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter – Used 5x.
  10. Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover – Used 1x to prepare for my new weekly manicure.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s posts from my collaboration partners:


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Project Pan Week 1: Nivea Pearly Shine

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Welcome to the first post of this Project Pan Collaboration! If you aren’t aware what Project Pan is about, CLICK HERE to find out. My fellow collaborators, Stash Matters, A Brash Attitude and Curly Spring Blossom, started last week so make sure you check out their posts if you haven’t already! One of the reasons I wanted to start a week later, apart from not being ready, was so I could see how their posts are written and get inspiration for mine. (Sneaky I know!)

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My first product is the Pearly Shine lip balm by Nivea. This is the only product from Nivea I have tried to date but doing this post has made me think I need to take more notice of Nivea and their products in future.

About

I selected Nivea’s Pearly Shine lip balm because I have always been super impressed with it and I haven’t shown it as much love recently as I used to. I have had this lip balm since 2013 and despite it’s age, it stills works as well now as it did when I first got it.

Pearly Shine describes this lip balm perfectly, it isn’t a sheer balm and makes the lips look nice and hydrated, not over the top shiny at all. I love wearing Pearly Shine if I’m having a no makeup day or want a subtle hint of pink. The formula is lovely and moisturising and lasts a good few hours on my lips.

From the website:

Do you want soft lips with a natural pearly shimmer? NIVEA Pearly Shine Lip Balm:

  • Beautifies your lips with a pearly shimmer leaving them irresistibly silky smooth
  • Provides intensive moisture to your lips, leaving them irresistibly soft
  • Includes Hydra IQ for deep moisturisation
How it works

With a kiss of rose and a pearly shimmer, NIVEA Lip Care Pearly Shine enhances the beauty of your lips. This new formula with precious pearl and silk extracts stores long lasting moisture while natural oils soften and condition your lips.

A creamy treat that makes your lips velvety soft and silky smooth for longer.

pros

  • Nourishing formula makes lips softer
  • Subtle pink sheen
  • Long lasting
  • Lovely scent
  • Contains SPF 10
  • Affordable

Cons

None. Nada. Zilch.

Chanelle’s rating: 10/10 – if a product has no cons you can’t really give it anything other than a perfect score!

The Remaining products – Progress

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  1. The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Hand Cream – Used 5x. Normally I apply hand cream every night before bed but hey, sometimes I forget.
  2. Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 101 Ivory Beige – Used only once unfortunately. I will make up for this in a couple of weeks as I’ll be traveling and taking this with me.
  3. Britney Spears Curious – In Control – Used 2x.
  4. Fudge Urban Miracle Ends Tropical Cocktail – Used 2x.
  5. The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist – Used 1x. I’m sure once spring starts warming up I will reach for this more often.
  6. Natio Clay and Plant Face Mask Purifier – Used 1x. I do a face mask every Sunday so that’s the only time I tend to use this.
  7. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair – Used 5x, every day I wore makeup.
  8. Rimmel Match Perfection Translucent Setting Powder – I was naughty and didn’t use this at all  😦
  9. The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter – Used 5x. I also apply this before I go to bed.
  10. Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover – Used 1x. I tend to only do my nails once a week.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s posts from my collaboration partners:


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Autumnal Makeup | Collaboration with Drifting Lexi

Autumnal MakeupAutumn has well and truly arrived and it’s time for me to start thinking about incorporating more purple and berry tones into my everyday makeup. I’m super excited about today’s post as it is a collaboration with Lauren from Drifting Lexi. I have left a link so you can check out Lauren’s look at the end of this post. Lauren has created a Spring makeup look and I’m showcasing an Autumnal look I plan on wearing a ton over the next couple of months. The idea for this collaboration was to make sure all bases were covered no matter where you live or which season you’re going into.

Autumnal Makeup ProductsProducts Used:

Instead of showing you what I used and the finished look I want to provide you with a couple of alternative products and explain why I chose some of the makeup I did for this look.

  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 15 Fair
  • Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – 081 Fair Ivory – Colour wise this foundation is barely undetectable on my skin, which ultimately, is the goal right?! I’m a pale girl and I totally embraced that for this look. I had the idea to make my skin look perfect and flawless, like a porcelain doll.
  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil – Hazel
  • Max Factor Excess Shimmer – 20 Copper – Alternatively you could use Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo in Bad To the Bronze (On and On Bronze in The UK). I liked the idea of throwing in more traditional, bronze Autumn tones.
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer – 01 Light
  • Dainty Doll Powder Blush – 001 Hippy Shake – I could have gone full on porcelain doll with my blush and made my cheeks stand out but I already planned to have a bold lip. I opted for a beautiful lilac blush and doubled it as a highlighter.
  • Urban Decay Matte Revolution lipstick – After Dark – I went down the traditional route of incorporating a berry lip and the best way I can think to describe After Dark is being Rimmel 107’s more purple cousin. Rimmel 107 is a cult classic among bloggers and is one of the best shades for A/W. Let me simplify that: Rimmel 107 – berry, wine red. After Dark – dark berry purple.

The Finished Look:

Autumn MakeupDon’t forget to check out Lauren’s post and let us know what you think of each look!

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