Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow Palette

I haven’t had much experience with Makeup Revolution, I have their Iconic 1, 2 and 3 Palettes and their Golden Sugar Blush palette but I didn’t know until very recently they have added so many more products to their line!

As someone who is new to defining my brows and using brow products, I started out using the Sleek Makeup Eyebrow kit- £8.50. It is a great one for beginners and contains a pigmented wax, a setting powder and all the necessary tools for perfect brows every time. It is however starting to run out. On a recent shopping trip, I was thrilled to see that Superdrug had a Makeup Revolution stand and also stocked their sister products (I may have gone slightly crazy and bought lots, meaning a few more reviews coming soon) So instead of making my usual purchase, I bought the Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow Palette in Medium to dark -£7.99

To be honest, the price is bloody fantastic for all the products you get, compared to the Sleek Kit, where you get two.

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In this kit you get:

  • Mini Tweezers
  • 2  Brow Brushes
  • Eyebrow Pencil
  • Highlighter
  • Eyebrow Arch Enhancing Cream
  • 2 Shades Tinted Brow Wax
  • 4 Shades Blendable Eyebrow Powder
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Beauty on a Budget – Pound Picks!

If you regularly read my blog, you will no doubt know that I am obsessed with budget beauty buys, showing that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get products that leave you feeling amazing. In this addition to my Beauty on a Budget posts, I share with you my pound picks!

I thought I would set myself a little task. I took out £15, and went to three high street pound shops to see what I could get for my money and I am pretty pleased with myself!

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Macadamia Oil Extract hair treatment
Nivea Soft Rose Lip Balm
Rimmel London Nail Polish in Lemon Drop
Garnier Skin Naturals Pimple Relief Roll on

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Garnier Skin Naturals Oil Control Complete
Original Source Coconut Shower Gel
Impulse Tease
Impulse Into Glamour

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Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo
Herbal Essences Bee Strong Conditioner
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Fuschia Bling Bling
Sally Hansen Insta Dry in Pronto Purple
Montagne Jeunesse Face Pack x2

In total on all the products I spent £12.96! A quick scout around other stores showed that I could have paid near to £40 for all these products!!  It’s amazing what brands you can find when you have a little snoop in the pound shops. Some lines have been discontinued, but who cares, you may find something you have been missing for a few years. I have even spotted some Calvin Klein make up floating around before. I have to mention again though not all of them stock the same thing, so you may not get exactly what I have but it is definitely worth having a good old snoop!

Some of the things I bought, I have never used before so I am looking forward to trying those out and letting you know how they are.

Do you get any beauty products from the Pound shops? What are your best buys?

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Beauty on a Budget 5 – Make Up Gallery Nail Polish

I have already raved about the lipstick I previously picked up at Poundland here! Now its time to talk about the nail polish and I am as equally impressed!

I love having my nails done, but I also love doing them myself. I haven’t had acrylics done since coming back from Thailand in December, as my nails were in pretty bad shape plus it can also get quite expensive, as you have to have them redone so often.

Luckily I discovered this polish and at £1 a go it won’t break the bank. I started off with just one to try and now I have built up quite a collection.

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These polishes come in a fab range of colours including pastels, metallics, brights and glitters.

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Garnier Moisture Restore+ night cream

I haven’t had much experience with night creams. I don’t think I have ever really needed one and the only time I have ever used one,  I really didnt notice a difference with my skin.

I went to Boots to pick up my usual skincare products as I was running out of literally everything and saw they had plenty of offers on Garnier skin care. My usual cleanser and toner were two for £4 and then all Garnier moisturiser was half price. I picked up my usual daily moisturiser and I saw this Garnier Moisture Restore + Night Cream and at only £1.99 I decided to give it a try.

 20150619_204101I have used this the past week, I am completely hooked!

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Beauty on a Budget 4 – Intensive Hair Masks

I love a good hair mask!

I love nothing better than the silky feeling after a hot oil or a deep conditioning treatment, but I have learned over the years that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get great results!

I tend to use these intensive masks about once a week in the summer months, as my hair can become really dry!

Here are my favourite budget buys!!!

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Dove Heat Therapy Self Warming Mask – £3.50 (Boots) or £1.00 (Pound World)

This stuff is amazing! There are two parts to this mask, the first is like a conditioner which comes in a sachet. It smells lovely and you apply this after shampooing all over your hair. The next, is a serum, this is the heat activating part and you add this onto the hair with the mask applied. Once you have done this you will feel it heat up immediately, its a strange feeling but this mask really does work. You leave it on for three minutes then wash it off.

It left my hair feeling silky smooth and glossy. It felt stronger and more hydrated. I pick these up when I can in the pound shop, as they are not always available. I took several of them to Thailand with us to keep my hair from becoming too dry in the heat.

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Macadmaia Oil Extract Hair Mask – £1.00 (Pound World)

I actually adore this Macadamia oil hair mask, and at £1.00 it really is one of my top beauty bargains.  I was initially a bit sceptical, as I normally pay over 4 times the price for similar products on the high street. On the label it says to wash hair as normal, then towel dry and apply the mask, leaving on the hair for 7-10 minutes. This is longer than any of the other products I use but I can tell you that it is worth the wait! My hair was so silky, smooth and healthy looking, It has now replaced the Keratin smooth Deep Treatment Mask I was using by Tresemme, which was £5.50 for the same amount!

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Finally, this Argan Shine mask is again from the pound shop! To be honest I was not as impressed by this as I was with the other products I have mentioned. It was more like a conditioner to me as opposed to a deep treatment. It did not make my hair feel any different to if I had just washed and conditioned it using my normal products. I don’t think I will be buying it again, but you never know it could work for you.

  I think that shopping around is key when looking for hair products in bargain stores. I tend to see branded products from time to time, like the Dove one above and today I saw a Pantene Mask in one of them. Sometimes I go back for something, and they don’t have any but will have it back about three weeks later, so as long as you buy it when you see it, you will never be without those bargain products you love!

Do you use these masks? Which products can you not live without for your hair?

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Beauty on a Budget – Lipstick by Make up Gallery

So you probably all saw in the press a while back that Poundland had brought out its own range of make up products – MakeUp Gallery, and it received some great reviews.

I decided to give it a try in the form of  the All About the Pout Colour Moisture Lipstick a while ago and I am pleased to say I am quite impressed.

I have four of the Lipsticks now.


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From Left to Right: 01 Perfectly, Nude 07 Rose Pink, 08 Bubblegum Pink, 12 Pink Berry

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Beauty on a Budget – Primers with Boots

I thought I would make a”thing”out of this Beauty on a Budget , remember my last post about Technic Eyeshadow Palettes, you can read it here if you missed it.

This time I am looking at Primers, and although all are above £4.99, I think its important to spend a margin more on this product for it to do its job properly

Primer is something which is talked about everywhere, myself I have only been using it for about 3 years and it has taken a while for some of the budget brands to finally bring out some that are not completely useless.

I’m going to talk about three of my favourite primers, one is a splurge purchase and two are save purchases.

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Beauty on a Budget: Technic Eyeshadow Palettes

Hi everyone, thought I would share with you all my latest budget beauty find!

It seems that lately eyeshadow palettes are the in thing! and why not (because they are awesome) Gone are the days of three separate little pots of colour smashing in your make up bag, and I love the ease of having all the colours I need in one place. But with so many brands now producing these, its hard to know which to choose. High end ones come with a hefty price tag, and then some haven’t been impressed with offerings from the lower end brands, because of poor quality.

I believe high price tag doesn’t always mean the best quality,  I cannot afford to spend much on makeup, and I do shop around for it to find the best deals.  I love a bargain and believe that if you use it correctly you can achieve the desired effect.  In the past, I have been known for my slight addiction to Sleek Makeup palettes, but at £9 a time, it can really add up to keep myself in eyeshadow, especially the nude, matte colours as these are the ones I use the most. With most only having one light shade choice in the palette, I tend to run out of colours to blend with.

A while ago, I nipped into Bodycare for something and came across these little beauties, and I have been buying a different one every week since! And with them only costing between £1.29 and £1.49 each, they are a beauty steal, and have become a regular part of my make up routine.

Did I mention the best bit, all 9 that I have cost less than HALF the price of the 4 Sleek Palettes I have in my make up drawer right now!

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Each one contains six shadows ranging from dark to light, with both matt and satin (or frost) finishes, so anyone can create the look they are going for. They come with double ended sponge applicators, but I don’t use these.

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