Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Mascara Dupe?

Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll mascara was my number one mascara from summer 2013. I used up more than one tube I dread to say I love it however at £24.50  a tube it’s not cheap. So I set out to find a replacement as I can’t justify paying so much for a tube of mascara. 

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Studio Lash Incredi Ball Mascara Review

 

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I often neglect the Miss Sporty Stand in Boots or Superdrug as they look a little childish and I used that brand when I was about 14. They seem to have had a re-brand and that’s what caught my eye.

When I fist saw this mascara It was the wand on this display that interested me. It looked like the ‘They’re Real’ mascara from Benefit, I thought that if this could do even a little bit of what the Benefit mascara could do it be worth it as its only £1.99!

I started applying this to curled lashes and applied as normal, using the ball I did the inner parts of my eyes and lower lashes.

The results are the same as Benefit! you need to use 2-3 coats but for £1.99 it’s fine. Though you do not get the same results if you don’t curl your lashes.

 

Battle of the blush

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Blush can be one of the hardest things to find to match your skin. Their either to dark, to light or just make you look mike a clown and that’s just not a good look.

In this post I will be looking at different blushes from high-end to drug store. We all want the high-end names in our collections and we all fall for the hype, packaging, and names and a lot of the time you are paying for quality but there are times when drugstore products are the same and there is no need to spend over the odds.

 

 

 

Sleek Blush by 3 – Lace (pictured above)

I love this blush palette the colours are so pigmented but I do have to be very light handed with it or I end up looking silly. I really love the middle colour it’s a perfect dupe for the Estee Lauder blush called tease which was a limited edition so If you can’t get that get this its more than half the price and you get three blushes.  

I’m going to this blush palette an over all 8/10 and the middle blush gets a 9/10

 

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Dainty Doll Cream Blush -003 

This can be expensive depending on where you buy it from, if you seen previous posts then you’ll know I didn’t pay much for this but if I did pick this up somewhere like Boots it would have been around £15.  I really don’t like this as a blush I know it’s made for pale people and I’m a very pale person but you get no colour pay off as a blush the only time you do is if you use it as a contour colour, if you use at as a blush it looks muddy, so it is good just not as a blush so it’s advertised wrong.

I give this a 4/10 as it’s not really a blush.

 

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MUA Mosque Blush-English Rose

I love this blush, I may not give it as much attention as I used too but it’s still one of my favorites. Its an almost identical match to the Dandelion Box Blush by Benefit and costs only £1.99 compared to £23.50.  It’s perfect if your ultra pale like me as a blush but if your more tanned then its a nice highlight.

I give this a 10/10

 

Urban Decay Naked Flushed 

I was really nervous about getting this, I’m an Urban Decay Junkie in my eyes they do nothing wrong but it’s been sold out everywhere for ages so I didn’t get a chance to try it, only had reviews to go on. I read that it was universally matched to the darkest and palest skin tones but I still didn’t know £20 is a bit pricey.

But then I got it for free (which I’ll discuss in the review to come) I like it so far but haven’t had it very long. The blush shade in there is lovely but be gentle because it’s very pigmented. The bronzer isn’t orange nor shimmery so it can be used to contour even my skin and the high lighter is nice. Mixed together they are lovely on the skin but be light handed.

so far this gets a 10/10. Pigmented and Practical.

 

Estee Lauder -Pure Colour Gelées Blush ‘Tease’

This was the limited edition blush I was speaking about earlier in the post with the Sleek dupe. The pure colour blushes or Gelées are always the quickest to sell out because they are stunning and unique. Tease sold out in the matter of days and I hunted the whole of south wales for this and I’ve been very fortunate to receive this as a sample to review.

The lasting power of this blush is incredible and you can achieve the fresh faced look with minimum product. You can build it as much as you like but it will always let your skin tone show through.

I give this a 10/10 I’m not sure if you can still get this but I can tell you most of Wales is sold out.

 

 

 

Make Up Academy (MUA) Product Review.

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Lately I have been hearing some good things about MUA products and thought I would give some a try. I had used one or two products before but I have never done a review. Some of the products are really great quality and are worth for more than the price they retail for. MUA can only be purchased at Superdrug stores or online.  All links will be at the end of this post.

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GOSH REVIEW!!!

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This review has been a while coming and I have dropped a few hints on it, but finally here it is!

Recently the very generous people from the company Sparkle PR sent me a few products to try out from the GOSH cosmetics. Now that I have had a chance to try them out here are my thoughts.

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