Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion | Review

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If you saw my recent blog post (Debenhams Haul) you'll know I purchased the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in 'Original'. Todays blog post is a review all about this miracle little product. I've been using this eyeshadow primer since I first tried the Urban Decay Naked palette when it was released a few years ago. Before using this product I didn't think eye shadow primers made a huge difference in terms making eyeshadow last longer but this product definitely changed my mind and I've loved it ever since. A high quality primer makes a huge difference in how your makeup looks. 

This product comes in four difference shades - Original, Sin, Greed and Eden. The original primer potion is a beige/cream coloured primer which suits every skin tone. To some extent it also neutralises red tones and provides a smooth case to apply eye shadow. The primer not only keeps your eye shadow in place without creasing; it also intensifies the eyeshadow colour and really makes the colour pop! 

It is a medium consistency and very easy to blend onto the eyes! I couldn't recommend this product enough if your looking for a eyeshadow primer that will keep everything in place and really accentuate your eyeshadow colours.
Whats your favourite eyeshadow primer? 

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Debenhams Haul | Urban Decay & MAC

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Firstly let me apologise for being slightly MIA on my blog in the last two weeks. Work has been very busy with weddings, makeup trials, photo shoots etc! Now wedding season is in full swing for me I decided to make a cheeky Debenhams order to get some new goodies for my makeup kit! Debenhams often do 10% off their entire beauty section so make sure you watch out for that. So here's what I purchased..


I've been a huge fan of this eyeshadow primer for years now, ever since I first tried the Urban Decay Naked palette when it was released. I chose the original shade as it compliments every eyeshadow colour. The shade of this primer is a beige/neutral colour that is very easy to blend. I see a massive difference in the lasting power of my eyeshadow when I use this product, hence why its an absolute staple in my kit. It also makes colours much more vibrant and vivid.


I decided that I wanted to give setting sprays a try and after some research this product seemed to be very popular. I went for the travel size as its a fraction of the price. I'm going to be doing a first impression on this setting spray very soon! Have any of you tried it?


Another very popular setting spray in the beauty world. I've been wanting to purchase this product from MAC for the longest time but for some reason it was just never a priority. I'm going to be doing a first impression and comparison of the two setting sprays on my blog very soon. I've been trying this out for a few days and so far I'm really impressed.


If you've ever had your makeup done by me you'll know this is my holy grail foundation. I'm slowly building up to own all the shades and this time I purchased NW40. I won't ramble on about this foundation too much as I have done a full review which you can find here.

So thats what I ordered from Debenhams this time! I'm hoping to be blogging more regularly for the rest of the month so please let me know if they're are any posts you'd like to see.

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Monthly Favourites | April ❤

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Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend. I'm pretty sure I say this in all of my monthly favourites posts but I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by. Its going to be Christmas again before we know! Todays blog post is all about my favourite over the past month. I've rediscovered some older products in my makeup collection and I've also been loving some new purchases as well.

Make Up Forever HD Foundation
My lovely friend Emmie brought me back this foundation from Las Vegas in February and this past month I've been using it so much. If you'd like to read my first impression of this foundation you can find that here. This foundation has the most beautiful finish and lasts all day on my skin (dry/normal). I'd really recommend this foundation if your a lover of medium to full coverage finishes. 

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer 
Another new purchase for me that I've been loving. I bought this concealer back in March when I felt like I needed more coverage under my eyes. After researching online this product seemed very popular so I decided to give it a go. I now wear this concealer every single day under my eyes as it really brightens up that area and stays in place all day. If you'd like to read my full review on this product you can find that here!

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in 'Gold Deposit'
Now the warmer weather is finally starting to make an appearance here in the UK, I've been reaching for 'Gold Deposit' rather than 'Soft and Gentle' on a regular basis. This highlighter is the perfect shade for summer as its a golden bronze with flecks of gold running through out. So pretty and perfect to accentuate a tan.


MAC Lipstick in 'Candy Yum Yum'
This is probably my favourite summer lipstick of all time. Its the most luminous, bright, barbie pink! This lipstick is a matte finish and it lasts all day on my lips. If you ever see me wearing a bright pink lipstick it will 99% be this one!

theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer
My favourite Nars 'Laguna' bronzer is on its last legs again so I decided to switch my bronzer up and I found this one in my collection. I'm a huge fan of theBalm products as they are amazing quality and not too expensive. This bronzer is matte so its perfect for everyday contouring. I wear this bronzer under my cheek bones, down my jaw lines and on my temples to add some colour to my face.

What products have you been loving this month? I'd love to know!

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Loreal True Match Foundation | Review ❤

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Recently I've been testing out a few new foundations (Make Up Forever HD Foundation you can read my review here) so I decided to try the Loreal True Match Foundation after seeing blogger Rosie Connolly from Hearts, Heels and Handbags review. Her skin always looks absolutely flawless so I decided I wanted to try this foundation out for myself. If you don't already follow Rosie on Instagram definitely check her out - her instagram is just beautiful!

I used findation.com to figure out what shade I would need in this foundation. I'm an NW20 in MAC at the moment and findation.com said I would be 'N3 Creamy Beige' so I took the plunge and purchased it. Once again this website chose the perfect shade for me and I can't recommend it enough. Gone are the days of guessing which shade you need and hoping for the best.

I've been wearing this foundation on and off for about a month now and I hate to say it but I'm slightly disappointed. The foundation itself applies absolutely beautifully to the skin, it's easy to blend in and has a lovely semi-matte finish. However on my skin (dry/normal) it seems to sink into every fine line, especially around my mouth and nose. I never normally have a problem with this using other foundations so I'm not sure if its the formula or maybe it doesn't agree with my skin type.

On a more positive note this foundation is available in 20 shades so they cater for all skin tones. It also contains SPF17 which is amazing for protecting your skin on hot summer days.

Have you tried this foundation before? What do you think of it? I'd love to hear.

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Disney World Florida | My Tips ❤

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After visting Florida twice in the last two years I decided todays blog post would be my top tips for Disney World as I know quite a few people who are going there this year and thought it might be useful! I went in August/September of 2013 and 2014 and this post is mostly tailored to people who are going their without children as I went with my Dad and boyfriend. 

Figure out the best time to visit

The last two times I went it was August/September time and I'm pretty sure this is one of the quietest times to visit during the year as all of the American and UK children have gone back to school. During my recent visit to Disney World last year the longest we queued was around 20/30 minutes which was absolutely fine as it was only a one off for the bigger roller coasters. Most rides were 5/10 minute queues which was amazing! So I'd highly recommend researching the time of year you want to go in! 

Weather

Think about the weather! Another thing that goes hand in hand with what time of year you go! The summer months in Florida are extremely hot and humid so be prepared, especially if you are thinking of taking small children with you. In late August/September the weather is still extremely hot and humid however around 4pm it rains for around an hour most days. Although this is never really a problem for us as when it starts to rain we usually head back to the villa to get ready to go out again in the evening. 

Disney World Tickets

After a lot of research online I discovered its much cheaper to buy your Disney tickets here in the UK. We have always bought ours through Virgin Holidays when we book the holiday as a package. We usually go for a 14 day ultimate ticket which allows you unlimited access to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and the two water parks; Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. This ticket is fantastic as you can swap between the parks and water parks whenever you like. We typically do a theme park in the morning and when it got too hot in the afternoon (which trust me it does - we hit 40 degrees on day) we would head to the water parks. Typhoon Lagoon is one of my favourite places in Orlando and is definitely my favourite out of the two! As you can see from the photos above we spent most of our time there.

Food & Drink

Disney World can become very expensive if you are buying all your food and drink while you are at the parks. (Although I know if you stay on site in the Disney hotels they usually offer a dinning plan where food is included. However we always stay in a villa so this isn't an option for us) Every day we would freeze bottles of water and take them into the park in a ruck sack. We'd also buy some snacks from the local super market (Walmart or Publix) and take them too! It definitely saves A LOT of money! Also in the water parks they offer a service where you buy a Disney mug for $10 and you can have unlimited refills all day. You can also bring this mug back every day and they'll re-activate for you. Although I'm pretty sure this is the reason for my sprite addiction - thanks Typhoon Lagoon haha!

Disney Merchandise

Buy your Disney merchandise in the local super markets or in the gift shops on International drive. It is pretty much exactly the same merchandise as in the parks but so, so much cheaper! Although some things at the parks are exclusive and special such as the Christmas shop in Downtown Disney (yes its open all year round and they'll tell you exactly how many days it is until Christmas - madness) I always buy a bauble for the tree from there.

Photographs

Throughout the parks professional photographers will be walking around asking if you'd like to have your photo taken! Definitely say yes and take advantage of this. Its lovely to log online when you get back home and have a look through all the photographs. Also if you hand the photographer your own camera they are always more than happy to take one for you, which I think is lovely! (This only applies to Disney World though, as we found Universal didn't do this)

Shows at Disney World

Disney World has so many amazing shows throughout the day at all of the parks. If you are there without children go to the later night shows as there is far less people! Usually they do two showings, one around 7pm and the other around 9pm but be sure to check out all of the times. My favourite show in Disney World has to be the 'Wishes' firework display at Magic Kingdom. It is just the epitome of Disney!

Disney World App

Disney World has an app that you can download on the app store and its so helpful. The app allows you to see que times which means you can plan out your day and go to the rides that have shorter que times. The app also allows you to book fast passes and also restaurant reservations. I'd really recommend booking restaurant reservations before you go as you can book 180 days in advance now. We never did this and regretted it as some restaurants such as 'Be Our Guest' and 'Cinderellas Royal Table' (In the castle) are always fully booked! You can use the App if you have your phone on you in Disney World. I always turn my phone onto aeroplane mode and turn my Wifi on. All of the parks have free wifi which is brilliant. 

I hope this blog post helped those of you who are off to Orlando this Summer or maybe you just found this interesting. Please let me know if you would like any more Disney World related posts!

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