Krispy Kreme Cosmetics?! 

Well here’s a post i never ever imagined writing, hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post! Yes you read the title right, today we are going to be talking about the new collection from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts they have released a different product range from their mouth watering treats…cosmetics!! When I first heard the news I was literally shook, I googled it as I thought *what this cannot be right?* but to my surprise this was true, I saw online that there was products ranging from lip balms to nail varnish sets and instantly I knew I needed to get my hands on at least 1 product from this range. I was able to get the Lip Balm Trio Set which retails for £7 here in the UK which for 3 products is quite a good deal. So this is what the packaging looks like

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It literally looks like your packaging what you get your doughnut in, I think the tins are a little bit plain but I can’t see what else they could’ve done without the classic images of the doughnuts, Each tin has 10g of product so it’s going to last a while.

So the flavours of these are strawberry glaze, original glaze and chocolate sprinkles. To me the strawberry and chocolate smell very similar if not the same and the original does have a slight different scent to it, they all have a shimmer look in the tin but when applied to the lips this does not show up it doesn’t look like you have anything on and to me personally I can’t see any colour pigment coming from them.

 

On Boots UK website the description says “Give your lips a treat with this yummy Krispy Kreme Lip Balm Trio! This Christmas gift includes 3 x delicious smelling lip balms in 3 delicious tins! Including Strawberry Gloss, Original Glazed and Chocolate Sprinkles. They are perfectly sized to fit in your handbag or on your dressing table.
These lustrous Strawberry, Chocolate & Vanilla lip balms will make your lips shine. Apply a small amount to lips to get a sweet smile.
Read more at http://www.boots.com/krispy-kreme-lip-balm-10232501#kp6HpvT8o0oR5Sq5.99”

20171104_174923.jpgSo this is what the product looks like inside of the tin, as you can see there is a slight shimmer but nothing too dramatic. also please excuse the dent in the far left one the lid was a bitch to get off and I caught my nail in it *sighs* I feel you need to have a few swipes of this to pick up a reasonable amount of product as well.

my favourite one out of the trio is definitely the Strawberry Glaze just because of the colour mainly, I wouldn’t buy these products as an everyday lip balm but if you’re like me and enjoy quirky things like this then I definitely recommend, and especially for £7 you can’t grumble really. If you want to check these out click here http://www.boots.com/krispy-kreme-lip-balm-10232501 unfortunately I haven’t saw these stocked in other stores in the UK but if you have seen them anywhere else definitely let me know! and also make sure you check out the other products from the new range.

That’s all I have for you guys this week, I do hope you’ve enjoyed this post and if you have don’t forget to follow the blog so you get a notification when I post the next one. These next few weeks I will be giving the blog a little Christmas make over so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that! some gift guides coming your way soon too. I’ll see you again next week with another blog post,

Meghan 🙂 x

Real Techniques Brush Crush Review 

Hello! I’ve been wanting to post about these for quite some time now, and finally sitting here writing this I’m excited to share these with you. A few weeks back I was scrolling through Instagram when I came across these new brushes from Real Techniques. This is a brand by the twin sisters Sam and Nic Chapman who make up the YouTube channel Pixiwoo. Now I’ve been a fan of their brushes ever since I got into make up properly a few years back, they’re such good quality and quite a cheap price. They have lots of different sets that you can buy and they are the creators of the famous Complexion Sponge what every one loves! I’ll talk a little bit more about the other products further on but I’m bursting with excitement to tell you about these new brushes so I’m just going to get straight into it! The image I came across was this one 


And instantly I knew that I needed these in my collection, I mean anything with glitter has my attention right away. When I was finally able to draw my attention away from the glitter I realised this collection was limited edition which made me want them even more! On Superdrug there was an offer on ‘3 for 2’ which basically gets you a brush for free, I was able to get the 301 Foundation, 300 Powder and the 304 Fan Brush. When I opened the delivery I could not believe how luxurious these brushes felt, the bristles are so soft and the handles have a smooth texture almost like a gel coat over the glitter. 

The bristles also have an ombre shade of white and purple, and as you can see the foundation (far left) has a different colour wand and I believe the eye shadow one is also purple but I don’t have my hands on it. 

These retail from £9.99 – £12.99 So it’s roughly the same price you would pay for a standard brush from Real Techniques which for these being limited edition that’s an extremely good price! Here’s some individual photographs of the products below 

 

 

 

 

I’m not sure when these are on sale to in the future I’m guessing it’s just whilst stocks last? So if you are wanting some of these gorgeous brushes make sure you grab them quickly as I can’t see them being on shelves for much longer!!  Read More

Let’s have a chat…

Hello everyone and welcome back to another post! I do apologise for not posting these last few days I’ve been busy with personal things so, I did have a post scheduled to go up on Sunday evening but just my luck it somehow managed to disappear 😑 so I am very sorry about that. I have some post ideas which I’ll be doing over the next few weeks and then its my favourite time of the year… CHRISTMAS!! But for today I wanted to sit down have a little chat with you all as I don’t feel I have done this properly, so without further ado lets get into the post. 

The first thing I want to talk to you guys about is how frigging quick this year has gone 😱 I can’t believe that we’re in November already, when I was younger I used to wait all year round for Christmas and it seemed to go so slow but now I’m getting older I feel like you blink and the year has gone!! I went shopping a few weeks ago and walked into The Range *if you have one of those near you I reccomend going in they’re amazing* and the staff were starting to put the Christmas collection out and every time I see Christmas things in shops I always get excited. I think I get more excited now then what I did when I was a child if I’m being honest, I know we all love a bit of mulled wine at the Christmas markets don’t we? 😉 but seriously I feel like the end of the year you look back and realise time has went so quickly, a lot could have changed for some people and it does make you realise you shouldn’t hold back on things you want to do/say. I’ve been thinking about posting some gift guides from the end of this month as one thing I do love doing is searching for gifts to give my family and friends so I thought why not share my ideas with you guys? If that’s something you would like to see definitely let me know! 

Another thing I want to talk to you guys about is confidence yes that’s a scary word, well I think it is anyways. I think everyone has or had an issue with confidence some point in their life and its a big thing for some people to speak out about, it’s all good and well getting compliments and people telling you how great you’re doing but if you dont feel it and see it for yourself then nothing is going to seem to work right? Confidence can stop you doing so many things in life, even the smallest of things. Even though I post often, I still get nervous posting thinking that no one is going to read it or someone won’t like it but then I remember we all don’t like the same things and if we did it would be boring right? Sorry for the random bit in this post but I feel like I hardly see people speaking out about their confidence anymore and if people do then it might help others? I don’t know how to keep going on about this without rambling on 😂 if you guys want me to have more chatty subjects like this one I will try my hardest but remember I’m no agony aunt hahaha! 

Another thing I wanted to ask is if you would want more special fx posts? I know not everyone is interested in stuff like that but I had such a good response from the last post I did before Halloween, I was wanting to focus more on that side of things if that’s what you guys want? If not please tell me, like they wouldn’t be every week as they are extremely hard work to write the step by step guides but I know if you would read them I’d be willing to do more. It’s definitely something i would love to share more of with you all. 

Thank you for reading this post I do hope you’ve enjoyed it, sorry it’s so short and not really interesting I just wanted to update you all why I’ve been a bit absent and thought i would ask what you want from this blog, I’m going to be back to posting as normal from this weekend so make sure you’re all following so you get a notification next time I post! 

See you soon 😊 

Meghan x 

Clinique Great Skin 1-2-3 Intro Kit

Hello everyone welcome back to another blog post, I hope you’re all doing wonderful! I’m going to be telling you guys all about my new skin care routine which I’ve been using for about a week now so I feel it’s a good time for my opinion. I’ve never really had an issue with my skin even going through my teen years (even though I’m only 18) I did however have a huge break out when I was about 13 or 14 and I think everyone goes through the stages of acne, it’s normal and everyone had or has acne. I recently noticed that my skin felt really bumpy in certain places and I wasn’t sure what was going on, so me being that person who Google’s everything (bad thing to do) and I searched online for something that I could test out which would help me. I’ve always used the Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser, as my skin is super sensitive and this was the only one I found that didn’t irritate me. Along side this I also used the Simple Soothing Toner and up until recently they’ve done me good I’m not gonna deny that, but about 6 or 7 weeks ago I realised I was using these products and my skin seemed to be getting worse. So I decided that I was going to read up on different products as I feel you need to have something that can help with all of your skin care needs to get that healthy glow back. I done quizzes and everything and then I actually came across a website which for some reason I completely forgot about and that is clinique. I went onto their website and their products are a little pricey so I was a little bit inbetween thoughts whether or not to purchase something, but then I found a little quiz where you just enter a few details about yourself  and it comes up with products that is recommended for your skin type, and the best thing about this is there is 4 different skin type collections! It’s a simple and quick quiz that takes no more than 5 minutes and if you’re just curious you don’t even have to enter your email or sign up to get the results which is hassle free, the skin types are :

  • Very Dry To Dry
  • Dry Combination 
  • Combination Oily 
  • Oily 

The skin type I got was dry combination and I agreed with that, I’ve always suffered from really bad dry skin especially on my nose. When I was scrolling through the recommended products that came up I saw this little kit which was only £10 and not gonna lie I was quite shocked that the intro kit was so cheap, I know clinique is a very luxurious brand and I had heard of so many good reviews of their skin care so I thought why not? 

As soon as my kit arrived I was so excited to try it out, also as well as it only costing £10 I also got a free sample of my choice at the checkout and FREE DELIVERY WOOOOO it keeps getting better and better!! 😂 When i opened the box I was surprised to see that the 3 products were a decent size as well. In the kit you get : 

    • * Liquid Facial Soap Mild, 1.0 fl. oz. / 30ml

 

    • * Clarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator 2, 2.0 fl. oz. / 60ml

 

    • * Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+™, 1.0 fl. oz. / 30ml

 

They advise you to use these products 2 times a day and takes 3 minutes, so use these morning and night but if you forget or only use once a day don’t worry it’s not the end of the world! 

Step 1 –  

20171021_171810.jpgSo first we are staring with the liquid facial soap, to me this hasn’t got any scent to it and it’s really refreshing. I dampen my face before and then I put a small amount of this on my hands and then gentley rub all around my face, then I rinse off the product. This is my favourtie from the trio so far as I feel it’s the most refreshing product and especially in the morning when I look like something from the walking dead its a god send! 

STEP 2 – 

20171021_171827.jpgI’m still not 100% sure on this one just yet, I do feel like it makes my skin feel more nourished after using the soap before hand but the smell on this thing to me is far to chemically, you know the hand sanitizer that’s in hospitals? That’s what this stuff smells like to me not gonna lie. But besides that it feels very cooling and refreshing and I’m still going to keep using it and hopefully I can get used to the smell, i only place a small amount of this onto a cotton pad and wipe all over the face.

Step 3 –

20171021_171835.jpgI have to admit this was the step I was most excited for, I’ve heard so many good things about the moisturiser from clinique so I was looking forward to finally trying this for myself. With this a little bit goes a long way which makes me think this little tube will last a while! *bonus* It’s so moisturizing and again doesn’t have a scent to it just like the soap. When I first started to rub it in I was a little bit shocked because it seemed to be really thick and didn’t look like it was rubbing in so I had one of those “oh shit” moments but then I realised it was sinking into the skin and I was very relieved haha! I’ve also reason to believe you can buy this product in gel form which sounds interesting. 

Overall I think these products have been improving my skin, the redness has gone down and I’ve noticed nearly all the little bumps have calmed down and more or less gone. For £10 it’s an absolute bargain and I’m so glad to have come across it, If you’re looking for new skin care products or just fancy a change head on over to their website here ➡️ https://m.clinique.co.uk/blue_ocean/intro_choose.tmpl and take the skin diagnosis quiz see what products are recommended for you and then maybe treat yourself to a little kit! I’m super impressed with the outcome so far and such little product goes a very long way, its definitely worth checking out. 


Before I end this post I just wanted to tell you guys about a brand I recently came across called ” Infinity Of London ” which has some amazing jewellery pieces at great prices, I was recently contacted from them letting me know there is a sale on for new customers when you get to the checkout use the code “new20″ and you get 20% off your order! Also check them out here on Twitter: Take a look at INFINITY LONDON (@infintyoflondon): https://twitter.com/infintyoflondon?s=09 and their website is https://www.infinitybracelets.co.uk/

Thank you so much for reading this post I do hope you’ve enjoyed it, let me know if you use any clinique products in the comments down below or what products work best for you. I thought I would try posting mid week as well as the weekend just to see how I get on with it so yeah, that’s all I have for you guys in the post, thank you so much for reading if you’ve enjoyed it don’t forget to follow the blog so you get a notification next time I post and I’ll see you again soon! 😊

Meghan x 

SEVERED HAND SPECIAL FX STEP BY STEP GUIDE 

Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while now, I have to admit I’m so nervous to post this one as it’s something I’m not 100% confident on but I didn’t want to keep putting it off so I thought, why the hell not?? Halloween is coming up and if you read my last post then you’ll know how much I love it, and special effects make up is definitely something I want to make a career out of. I first started getting into prosthetics back in secondary school when studying media (creative arts) and any way i could include the make up side of things I would. Also a few youtubers I like to watch who post videos on the special effects are Elliemacs, Goldiestarling, GlamAndGore. These girls are insanely talented at what they do I’ll leave the links to their channels and social media down below make sure you check them out. I do also apologize for my fat hands 😂

Okay so we’re going to get into the post but before we do I just want to remind you of the little disclaimer i did put at the start of this post, everything is make up and is FAKE. This is an illusion what makes it look like my fingers are missing from my hand, if you feel uneasy about gore and blood I do advise you skip this post but it’s entirely your choice. I am in no way shape or form a make up artist nor do I consider myself to be great, I’ve got a long way I need to go before I feel confident in my work but this is just a little fun for you guys and see how simple it is to create something gruesome for Halloween. 

Okay so first off you’re going to want to get all your essentials out to create your wound, you will need : 

  1. Liquid Latex 
  2. A foundation in your skin colour 
  3. Cotton wool balls 
  4. Black face paint or eyeshadow 
  5. Red/purple face paint or eyeshadows 
  6. Cotton String or any string you have
  7. Powder (translucent works best)
  8. Fake blood 
  9. Brushes – either small paint brushes which I tend to go for or some eyeshadow brushes.

 

 

STEP 1 PREP : grab some hand cream or any lotion make sure you moisturise those hands so it makes the removal process a bit easier later on. 

STEP 2Liquid Latexnow you can buy liquid latex from just about anywhere at this time of year. You can get it in little kits from ASDA like this one https://direct.asda.com/george/fancy-dress/womens/fx-zombie-make-up-kit/001839461,default,pd.html or your local fancy dress shop.  The one I’m going to be using is from GRIMAS which is a stage and film make up company,LIQUID LATEX IS BASICALLY LIKE SUPERGLUE BUT FOR YOUR SKIN, first you’re going to want to grab a brush from one of your selections. Make a clenched fist with your hand and spread the liquid latex right across your knuckles so it looks like the picture below ⬇️


STEP 3 x MOULDING THE WOUND :  As soon as you have done this, you want to grab some cotton balls and stretch them out so it becomes in the shape of a line so we can place this over the latex. 

When you have stretched it out it should start to look something like this ⬇️

 Then you’re going to want to wait about 5 minutes to let this dry into the latex so it doesn’t move when we get into the next step.

 

STEP 4 x SETTING THE MOULD : Right, now the cotton wool should be secure your gonna go back to the liquid latex you have left and use one of your brushes to apply this around the edges to make sure it’s all stuck down, focus more on the back of your hand as this is where the main focus on blending needs to be. Also apply it over the top of the cotton wool to make a smooth base for us to apply the foundation on the next step. When you’ve completed this you should have something that looks like this ⬇️ (please ignore the red on the cotton wool there was still some cream paint that i couldn’t get off my brush from another make up I did before this one)

20171014_154049.jpg                 again you are going to want to wait around 10 minutes for this to dry. 

 

STEP 5 x MATCHING YOUR SKIN TONE : grab your foundation and pump some out onto a flat surface, you’re going to want to use about 4/5 pumps as this does sink into the cotton. Get your brush and cover the whole cotton area in the foundation also blending it into the back of your hand so there is no harsh lines. You are going to want to do this is small sections so you don’t use more than you need to. Then you should have something like this ⬇️ (also I know this looks orange, this is a random one I keep in my sfx kit because it’s a bit to dark for my day to day pale ass) 

Dust a little bit of powder either translucent or in your shade. Then it should be set and we are now ready to move on to the super fun part!! 

 

STEP 6 x SHADING THE WOUND : okay so for this part you’re going to need a deep red or purple shade and we are going to use this on the back of our hand by the wound so it looks like the skin is irritated, the product I’m going to be using is the Ben Nye Bruise Wheel 

 

I’m going to take the red colour on my brush and blend this around the edges to make it look irritated, after applying with the brush I used my other hand to rub the cream in to give it that more of a realistic look.       

This is what it’s looking like so far, 

You’re also going to want to add this on the front of your hand to create a shadow making the “missing fingers” seem more realistic when we complete the look. When you have done this, start to rip bits of the cotton wool on the front of your hand to give off that ripped skin effect and then go back to your dark red colours and shade in about 3/4 way up your fingers and get right into the wound areas with your brush making sure there is no gaps. 

Now you should have something like this ⬇️

 

 

STEP 7 x EXTRA DETAIL : for this step we are going to take our string and cut off a small amount about 5cm 

And cut it into 4 little pieces like I have in the image shown, this is just going to make it look more as though the fingers have been ripped off. Dot the one end of the string in some left over latex and just place them anywhere on the wound and 1 or 2 under a flap of ‘skin’ what will be ripped up from step 6. When placed on your wound go back to your dark red colours and paint over the string to make it blend in with the look. 

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STEP 8 x BLOOD : Have you heard the term less is more? Keep this in mind as you place the blood along the front of the wound and onto the edges of the part we ripped up earlier on. Then take another brush and smear blood in small sections around the rest of the wound to make it have more affect.  

FINAL LOOK : 

Now we’re here at the end of our creation, you should have something that looks like what I created below, over all this took me about 20 – 30 minutes. If your’s doesn’t look like this don’t worry, you can have your own spin on things and make it your own. I understand that some might not think this is good, compared to what you see online from other artists but like I said earlier I do not consider myself to be a “professional” I’ve never had any training in SFX make up it’s all self-taught, and watching a few tutorials on YouTube. This isn’t something I’m fully confident in yet but I’m aiming to be in the future, as like I said before this is something I want to make a career out of.

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We have now reached the end of this post, I do hope you have enjoyed it and definitely let me know if you create your own of this or even any other Halloween make up if you guys are trying it out! If there is any other special fx make up looks you want to see do let me know and I’ll see what I can do for you guys. I want to say a huge thank you to the people who are following my blog posts, I know I’m a bit all over the place with them and sometimes they’re good and sometimes they’re not but I’m completely new to this whole blogging world but I’ll get there soon. As I promised earlier on I would leave the links to some of my favourite FX artists so definitely check them out here :

https://www.instagram.com/ellimacssfx/

 

 

Make sure you head on over and check out their work, they are insanely talented!  I hope you’re all looking forward to Halloween coming up, whether you’re staying in and watching something spooky or going out to a party I hope you all have an amazing time and stay safe. I’ll see you again just before Halloween but I know most people will be going out celebrating this coming weekend, if you enjoyed this post don’t forget to follow me so you get a notification next time I post.

see you soon 🙂

Meghan x

Halloween Attractions I Want To Visit 🎃👻

Hi everyone welcome back! I cannot believe we are coming to the end of October already, this year has absolutely flew in. I’m not complaining though as October through till December are my most favourite months of the year. Halloween and Christmas are my favourite times of the year, I find it a bit of a shame that over here in the UK we don’t really celebrate Halloween as much as the USA don’t get me wrong we have some great places to visit and things but where I live there is literally nothing 😭 all I want is a good horror night and to be chased with a chainsaw, is that difficult thing to ask? Now I know you’ve probably just read that and thought “wtf is wrong with you” but trust me I  have a good explanation…i’m obsessed with special FX make up! The gore, guts and blood is what I’m all about when it comes to creating a chatacter. I’ve been a huge fan of special fx make up for a few years now and it all started back when I studied media (creative arts) in secondary school, whatever the topic was for my final piece I always found a way to include a little bit of make up into my work. I was actually thinking of doing a Fx tutorial here on my blog, basically a step by step but I’m not sure yet if that’s something you would want to see make sure you let me know!

But anyways as i was saying halloween is one of my favourite times of the year and something ive always wanted to do is visit a fright night or a scare maze, don’t get me wrong put me in cinema to watch a jumpy horror movie and I will shit my pants, I often do wonder what makes me want to attend one of  these fright nights but again I think it’s the whole character make up and adrenaline what gets me. Clowns are definitely a no go for me they’re creepy af and I’ve been petrified of them ever since I was about 6 and went to Disneyland Paris of all places!! And also horror movies involving dolls or children…absolutely not!! Besides that I wanted to share a couple places that really jump out (sorry for the pun, even though I know you laughed 😉) at me so let’s get right into it…


UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS ~ ORLANDO 

     The first place I want to talk about is universal studios horror nights, this is at the very top of places I want to visit even when it’s not Halloween because they have a life size Harry Potter area and the thought of that makes me so excited (I’m a huge potter head if you didn’t know) but yeah every year I see youtubers talking about this and I get so excited for their opening night vlogs, they always pull off a great event and have amazing things to check out including 9 haunted houses, live scare zones and shows. This year a few of the attractions they have is American Horror Story, Saw : The Games Of Jigsaw and The Purge. The horror nights run from September 15th – November 4th so you have plenty time to check things out, they do recommend that it’s not suitable for people under the age of 13. If you have a look at some videos of It on YouTube you’ll understand why. The effort that goes into this event is unreal, the one that grabs my attention the most is the purge nights they have, from what I’ve saw you get people in costumes running about with chainsaws and it’s all Smokey, don’t get me wrong I’d probably be shit scared if I was there but it would be a good laugh! 😂 so if you’re anywhere near universal studios this Halloween and looking for a good scare make sure to check this out!


THORPE PARK FRIGHT NIGHTS ~ UK

Again Thorpe park is definitely a place I want to visit at any time of the year, but this is actually the main place I look forward to hearing what they’re pulling out the bag each year. This year’s main theme is The Walking Dead which is super exciting, personally I don’t watch the show but I have a few close friends who do and they praise it a lot. They have the live action horror mazes and a new ride which I believe opened earlier this year, and it’s all part of an illusion from the amazing Derren Brown. I’ve heard people talk about this and it’s definitely one that will mess with your head and if you’ve seen some of Derren’s work you will know what I mean. This is definitely somewhere I need to visit!! 


Tulleys Shocktober Fest ~ UK 

I always get so excited to see some of my favourite youtubers such as Zoella, Marcus Butler etc. Talk about this, they all go together as a big group and every year I want to join them 😂 again they have scare mazes and things but the hay ride I think it’s called? Looks insane every year, sitting on the back of a truck going round in the dark and live actors coming out from everywhere. If you do watch youtubers I’m sure their vlogs will be coming soon so definitely watch out for them. 


Now there isn’t much more I can say about Halloween events, in some ways they’re mostly the same but each place has their own unique style that makes it that bit different from the other if that makes sense. I get that some people might not like Halloween but for me it’s about creating characters and feeling the adrenaline rush through your body. Everything about Halloween makes me so excited and I do miss being a little kid going out trick or treating, these days I feel like kids don’t really do that anymore where I live I’m not sure if this is everywhere but I feel like it could be. I’m that person who’s thinking of their Halloween costume in February not gonna lie. Again I think it’s because of my love for prosthetics and special effects make up, I would give anything to be behind the scenes of these events and see everyone getting into their costumes and seeing their characters come to life. Let me know down below if you’ve been to one of these events or what your plans for this spooky season are. Next week I’m looking at posting a step by step guide for an easy special fx wound that you guys could maybe give a go, I’m nervous to post it but I’m hoping you will all like. 

That’s it for this week guys I’m sorry it wasn’t much, I hope you enjoyed it and if you did don’t forget to give it a like and follow my page so you don’t miss the next post! Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you all again next week.

Meghan x 

DHC Q10 Liquid Base Make Up And Face Colour Palette Review.

Hello everyone! welcome back to another blog post. I hope you’re doing well and had a great few days since I last posted, for today’s post I thought I would tell you guys about a couple of products I recently came across from the Japanese skin care brand DHC. Back in July I was very kindly gifted these incredible products by an amazing woman called Faye who is head of the hair and make up department on a TV show  here in the UK, when I was on set chatting with her she kindly gave me these products to bring home and try. When I see new make up and brands I’ve never tried before I’m like a kid in a toy shop…IN HEAVEN!! on the way home I was googling and searching trying to find reviews from other people and I was quite shocked that there was basically nothing came up, which makes me think that not many people have tried this brand? they also have a skin care range which I’m hoping to get my hands on a few things soon to try them out, after the results from the make up I have very high hopes. Anyways let’s get in to this review…

DHC Q10 BASE MAKE-UP ~ £25 20171006_185629.jpg

Now this for me is so far my holy grail product, I’m a huge fan of bare minerals complexion rescue and the Revlon colour stay but since the day I tried this I’ve picked it up every time I’ve gone to do my make up. Being pale skinned always makes me weary when I use new products (especially ones I’ve never heard of) but I use this in the shade Natural Ocher 00 which I’m guessing is the palest shade, and honestly I can say this is the best match I’ve had to my skin colour. Since the day I tried this I’ve never looked back! I can’t even remember the last time I used my other face products. When I searched online for this product I found that it said “To Be Discontinued” my heart literally sunk, so me being the obsessive person I am I went on a huge hunt to find some bottles of this (I haven’t run out yet but you can never be too sure right? 😉 ) and little did I know they have recently brought out a newer updated version of this, how it can be updated I don’t know because this is already I N C R E D I B L E trust me.

I found that the newer version of this was only available in the US so I’m going to wait and see if it comes to the UK any time soon. If you want to check out the newer version I’ll leave the link here http://www.dhccare.com/q10-moisture-care-liquid-foundation-ex

whilst searching i finally found a few remaining products on a website here in the uk https://www.escentual.com/dhc/dhc060/?utm_term=1100611741367&utm_content=All%20Products which I am over the moon with!! i know for a foundation you might never have heard of it is a bit pricey but its worth every single penny you spend, not only does it do the job for coverage but this is packed with ingredients to improve your skin such as Collagen, Elastin etc. I’m not too sure how people with oily skin will find this as it is described more for dry skin types. The staying power of this is phenomenal, with me having the anxiety obviously there comes panic attacks which involves sweating so for me when looking for products I need something that claims to be longwearing and I didn’t really see this on the bottle but when I tried it along with my urban decay setting spray this did not move from my face at all, even by my glasses it hadn’t rubbed off and still looked as fresh as it did when I first put it on, which actually came as a shock to me because no matter what every other product seemed to come off where my glasses had been. The coverage is also amazing I suffer from a bit of redness on my cheeks and this covers it no bother and it feels so lightweight and natural and just gives you that fresh glow. if you live here in the UK you can purchase this product on the link up above, the only downside to this is there is only 3 shades which is actually a shame because I feel if there were to be more shades more people would be using this product, so hopefully they com out with more in the future! 

 

DHC FACE COLOUR PALETTE

There isn’t much I can say about a blush, I think everyone knows that it helps give you that pop of colour back into your cheeks and just helps make your skin look more healthier and glowing. this for me isn’t my favourite blusher and unlike the foundation this isn’t something I reach for every day, I feel the colour has to be built up for it to actually look okay but it is great for that every day casual no make up look, and again it’s full of great ingredients for the skin. For me my absolute favourite is the NYX baked blushes which I will probably talk about in another post, but I can’t see myself purchasing this blush in the future. again I could not find this anywhere on sale but I do know they have other blushes available so check them out here https://www.escentual.com/dhc/make-up/face/dhc039/

 

And that’s it for today’s post guys! I hope you have enjoyed it I do apologise for it being short. I’m so glad that I’ve come across this brand because it’s now one of my favourites and hopefully in the future I’ll try out more of their products and skin care range. What makes this brand more interesting for me is the face that everything they create is full of things that help nourish your skin and improve appearance of that natural glow. If you have enjoyed this post please don’t forget to give it a like and follow my blog so you get a notification next time I post, the next few weeks I’m going to be posting Halloween things so make sure you stay tuned! leave a comment below if you have tried any of the DHC products and let me know your thoughts on them.

Also before I do sign out I just want to leave a link here for a friend of mine who recently started YouTube and can I just say he is doing incredible, he uploads daily and it would mean a lot if you guys could go over and check his channel out, subscribe and like to his videos. The link to the channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsFm308dLtAckLainJXA5A and it’s definitely worth subscribing too!

Thank you guys for reading and I’ll see you again soon with another blog post,

Meghan x