Saturday Skincare: Summer SPF

Saturday, 30 July 2016

If you've been following me on SnapChat, you would have seen I mentioned starting a semi regular post on the blog: Saturday Skincare
Although my blog mainly concentrates on make up reviews and make up looks, skincare is also very important to achieve flawless looks (as well as nutrition of course). As a makeup artist I always get asked what skincare I recommend and to be honest I find it is a very personal thing, however it is important to find the right product for your skin type in order to achieve great make up finishes too.

As it's (somewhat) officially Summer, the first Saturday Skincare instalment will be covering the following two SPF 50+ products: Bioderma Photoderm Aquafluide and Filorga UV-Defence.

This SPF skincare post is a guest post by one of my original blogger friends Sam (of SamRam1214) who's become more skincare obsessed over the years and encouraged me to look at more skincare products and their ingredients; so I thought it's only fitting she starts off the Skincare Saturdays post.
Read on for the full review and let us know what you think!

Midweek Makeovers: Traditional Red-Gold-Blue Asian Bridal Make Up Look

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

As its wedding season, I thought I'd upload this Asian Bridal make up look I did on my friend (also featured in this makeover blog post).
She has a great eye shape to work with so I was glad to be doing her makeup again! Read on for products used in this look <3

Sunday Swatches: The Estee Edit

Sunday, 24 July 2016

A couple weeks ago I received a package from The Estee Edit and unpackaged it over on my snapchat (safiyahtasneem).
I have to say Snapchat allows me to give quick descriptions of products and sometimes reviews without having to worry about editing etc but I always give time to try the product out before I write a review over here on the blog so do check out my snapchat too if you're there!

The Estee Edit is of course a (daughter/sister?) brand of Estee Lauder, based on Estee's motto "Beauty is an Attitude" and therefore The Estee Edit is inspired by both Estee and Guest Beauty Editors Kendall Jenner and Irene Kim. 
The brand is aimed at a younger market (I'd say late teens to late 20s) and thus is priced accordingly but I also love that you can customise your makeup with products like the transformer lipstick shades in yellow and black.. amazing!

I literally didn't know where to start as the package was pretty overwhelming, so I thought I'd review the colour cosmetics that interested me first; namely the Skin Glowing Balm and the Lipsticks I received.

Skin Glowing Balm

Sunday Swatches: Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks | Comparison And Review

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Hi my lovelies!

Today's Sunday Swatches post is of course featuring the new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks.
As you may know, I've been a fan of UD for almost a decade now, even worked for them briefly when I worked in retail and absolutely loved adorning my face with their products in that time.

Seeing them go from strength to strength as an original fan has made me proud and now they've collaborated with OITNB's Ruby Rose for their new Vice Lipsticks, it's a pretty epic step up.

The new Vice lipsticks collection is here to replace the all the lipsticks UD do; including the Revolution lipsticks, Matte Revolution lipsticks and the Super Saturated Lip Color (SSLC) pencils (all previously reviewed on the blog, click links for more).

I don't quite understand why Urban Decay decided to revamp the whole collection seeing as the Matte Revolution lipsticks were only released last year, but it makes more sense in terms of organised lippies/consistency in packaging.
I'll compare these lippies to the previous Revolution lipsticks and give an overall rating below.
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