Friday, 12 December 2014

What I'm Loving At The Moment

Hello beauties

Quick update of what I'm loving at the moment. Not a great deal in writing but just pictures and product names. Some are staples in my makeup routine some are new products. 







Products 
- Benefit The Porefessional 
- Bare Minerals original (an old favourite that I'm falling in love with again) 
- Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (all time favourite) 
- Mac Cosmetics Studio Finish Concealer
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder 
- Chanel 'Soeil Tan De Chanel'
- Illamasqua Gleam highlighter (the best on the market for me anyways)
- NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette (gorgeous palette love love love thank you Nars for creating an all in one palette) 
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder 
- Makeup For Ever Aqua Brow 
- Eyeko Brow Gel (I know 3 brow products I use either the Aqua Brow or Brow Powder and to hold in place the Eyeko Gel)
- Seventeen Falsifeye hd mascara (thank you Wayne Goss for an awesome review, was itching to try it so finally bought it and love it!) 
- Tweezerman Eyelash Curler
- YSL Rouge Pur Couture 210
- Kiko Long Lasting Sticks no 4, 7, 20 and 39 
- Kiko Unlimited Stylo Lipsticks 12 Burgundy and 14 Cocoa (they are prefect for winter)




Lots of Love x


TheLazeOne












Tuesday, 28 October 2014

How I Clean My Brushes

Hello Lovelies 

This is how I clean my brushes and no you don't need a brush cleaner! In my eyes this is the best way to clean brushes. 


What you will need: 
- baby shampoo
- clean towel
- if you have the real techniques brush holders then have them at hand (I'll explain why, later).


Step 1
Pour some baby shampoo in the palm of your hand with a little water like below.



Step 2 

Rub the tip of the brushes in circular motions to let the shampoo spread through the brissles, to get all the dirt out! 



Step 3 

Run the tap and keep doing circular motions under the running water until you can see clear water running from the brush.



Step 4 

Lay your brushes flat on towel to dry or if you have the real techniques brush holders you can use them to dry your brushes. If you are using the brush holder, make sure you keep the brushes up side down because you don't want the water getting in the brush. 


Lots of Love 

The Laze One x 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Recent Purchases

Hello all you beauties... quick update...


Firstly apologies I have not been able to write any blogs lately have been so busy, I was in the process of buying a house which I must say is a stressing process. I'm also going on holiday next week so I'm just totally rushed of my feet.


In the past month or so I have done a lot of shopping be it makeup, skincare and jewellery, most purchased online. I'm hoping to review some of the beauty products soon, once I have tried them for at least good few weeks. Some of the things I've been itching to get my hands like Nars lipstick in the shade 'Honolulu Honey', Nars Orgasm Blush. Also the YSL baby doll kiss and blush in the shade 5, which I must say is gorgeous. OMG I got few Motives Cosmetics products, damn girlies wait till you see their gel liner to die for! Super black! Enjoy the pictures will be doing reviews very soon...


















Lots of Love x


The Laze One

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss Review

Hello Beauties.. 

Hope you all are well and enjoying your day while reading this! As like most girls out there who are totally into makeup/beauty will know Tanya Burr, I mean who doesn't? If you don't then google her, she is an awesome makeup artist, blogger and YouTuber. I have been a subscriber since she started her videos and avid reader of her blog also. She is so beautiful and cute such an amazing person. 

When I heard that she has a lips and nails line coming out I got super excited, couldn't wait to get my hands on them. I ordered 3 glosses online and purchased 2 from Superdrug. I purchased Aurora, Just Peachy, Vampire kiss, Afternoons Tea and Picnic In The Park.
 

 
I'm a total lipstick girl but I got a Dior one to gave lip glosses another try, as they can get over the top tacky and sticky which I don't like! I mean who does? Moving on Tanya has created the most juiciest, moisturising glosses ever. They are pigmented and have a good lasting power, slightly stick but not over the top. They are super scented and taste like sweets and berries, so if you don't like that then walk by.

She has 12 shades consisting of creams and shimmers. My favourites have to be Afternoon Tea, Aurora and Picnic in the Park. I normally use them on their own or with lip liner as the pigmentation is good, favourite combo is No7 lip liner in nude (all time fav) with Aurora! Love! 

Her range is just gorgeous and for every occasion. All the colours are beautiful and flattering, the packaging is cute just like Tanya. Here are a few pictures enjoy.. 








Pros 
- pigmentation is fab
- lasting power is good for a lip gloss
- scent is gorgeous 
- must for lip gloss lovers 

Cons 
- slightly sticky
- scent, if you don't like scented gloss 
 
Leave your thoughts if they are your cup of tea or not?

Lots of Love x 

The Laze One 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Reveiw

Hey all you beauties out there today I bring you a review of Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quads. I've had these since last year but I only recently started my blog so thought why not review these gorgeous products. I was lucky enough on my wedding anniversary my lovely hubby treated me to makeup/beauty products. I obviously chose the shades and the products! 




I was going to choose the Tom Ford palette but when I tested that and these the textures are literally the same. The TF are £68 and the CT are £38 half of the TF (which I still believe are expensive). I picked the quads that I knew I would reach out to a lot 'The Golden Goddess' and 'The Uptown Girl'. I also got CT blush in ecstasy, which is awesome consists of 2 shades. The one on the exterior is a peachy coral shade with gold shimmer and the interior is a pink coral shade with gold shimmer, it is super pigmented lasts all day. The texture is so creamy silky blends effortlessly. 








Okay now on to the palettes  


The palettes and the blush are red/brown with rose gold trim (matches my Zoeva Rose Gold brush set so pretty and girly), slim, classy, compact with a large mirror. They don't come with small applicators which I personally don't use anyway. 







They are powder shadows but very creamy texture, blend like a dream, with no fallout. They all have been colour coded to what you use them for, prime, enhance, smoke and pop. All are shimmery shades in these two palettes no matte shades. Pop is not the same texture as the other 3, that's a glitter shadow to add some sparkle on your lids over the other shades or inner tear duct, which I must say is really flattering. The colour payoff is fantastic you can create many looks be it day or night. I use the prime shades on their own a lot specially the one from the GG palette.  


The Golden Goddess palette in natural day light
The GG palette like the name suggests has gold bronze shades, which are perfect for day time. They are not as strong as the UT palette very day time appropriate that's mainly why I chose that one. The UT palette is a shimmery grey set of shadows. Very intense colour payoff can create extreme smokey eyes with that palette. 


The Uptown Girl in natural day light
Pros

- Extremely creamy buttery powder shadows.

- Colour payoff is fantastic.

- Compact slim packaging.

- Very Luxurious high end (obviously) 

- I love the pop shadow, I think it's fab to have a glitter based shadow instead of having to reach out to glitter pigments etc. 

- Lasting power is great all day without a primer but if you have oily lids then primer first. 

Cons

- Not your thing if you don't like shimmer 

- Pricey, only because I know it's not in everyone's budget. (but to be honest they are worth it) 


If you have any more questions please comments below and if you have tried them I would love to here your thoughts.



Lots of Love x 

The Laze One 







Sunday, 10 August 2014

My Skincare Routine

Hey all you beauties! 



Today I am going to take you through my skincare routine. It's a long one. 

Firstly, let's talk about the exfoliator (although I cleanse first) I use Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator. It's very gentle just as the name suggests and has naturally active ingredients like eucalyptus and cocoa butter. It has jojoba beads which are so fine and exfoliate the skin without being harsh at all, as I've experienced some exfoilators that can be quite harsh. I exfoliate many times a week as this one is very light and prefect for my skin. This is recommended for all skin types except for sensitive skin. I also use Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask when my skin needs that extra lift on those awful dull days I have. It contains organic aloe vera, white clay, toning witch hazel, camphor oil and almond oil. I normally leave it on for about a minute and then use the hot muslin cloth to wipe away excess and then wash my face with warm water. I use the hot muslin cloth for both these products. 
 

Now, moving on to cleansing and toning, which I do twice a day, morning and night. It is super important to cleanse your face in the night beacause you have all the dirt/makeup on your face from during the day. I use the Ren Gentle Cleansing Milk (I also use the Bioderma Crealine H2O to remove my makeup), which is for sensitive skin. I have dry/normal skin but recently I've had some issues with my skin and has become a little sensitive plus it works on my skin. This is an amazing product which is so gentle on my skin and leaves it feeling calm and soft. It feels like a hydrating lotion and has a slight scent which isn't bad or over powering. Next I use another Liz Earle product the Instant Boost Skin Tonic OMG this the the best toner I have used... It has the most amazing floral rose scent to die for! Which leaves the skin refreshed, soothing and beautiful. It has aloe vera to calm irritation and brighten the skin, cucumber, calendula, rose scented geranium and vitamin e. If you don't like floral rose scent you might not like this product. 
 















I'm also including my bubblegum lip scrub from lush! This little jar of scrub has been a saviour for me on many occasions! Once I started using this I have never tried any other lip scrubs as I'm so happy with the results it gives. It smells amazing (like all lush products) total candy floss, leaves my dry, chapped lips soft as hell. (note if you don't like candy, sweetie smells this may not be for you). Although it says lick of the excess after scrubbing I just wash it off I'm a fussy madame! But hello I had to taste it out of the jar!! 
 
 
The last step I take during my skin care routine is moisturising. I previously used  the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser for dry skin which is a great moisturiser which leaves the skin hydrated and moist. It is full of natural ingredients (all the Liz Earle products have natural ingredients) like avocado oil and borage oil. I ran out and wanted to try the Clinque dramatically different moisturising lotion, as I read some great reviews. After using this for a week I thought, why wasn't I aware of this absolutely amazing product before. I swear, this leaves the skin super hydrated, soft and healthy. It's very light weight and soaks into the skin instantly! Some moisturisers be so heavy in oils and get greasy but damn people this is not one of those! I've used more than half the bottle definitely a repurchase for me soon. Sorry Liz Earle but I'm a convert to Clinque for my moisturiser!   
 
 
 
 

It's extremely important to look after your skin. There was a time when I didn't and I wish I had done. I still know plenty of girls who don't who should. Here are a few rules you should follow:

- Never ever sleep with your makeup on.(I've made this mistake many times. I've gotten into a routine as soon as I get back from work I remove my makeup and leave my skin bare without any products on until I go to bed then I do all the above)

- Your skin is what you eat. Eat healthy, lots of fruits and vegetables.

- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (I drink more than that, I have a bottle of water with me all the time).

- You need to have your beauty sleep everyday to avoid eye bags and dark circles. (sorry I don't have a eyecream in my routine as I don't have a problem with dark circles as much) 

- Your skin does not sleep at night, so have a good routine for night. 

Please note what products work for me may not work for you. You just have to keep trying and search what works for you. I tried plenty of beauty products until i found all the above. :) 



Lots of Love x

The Laze One
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Sunday, 3 August 2014

My Entire Eyeshadow Collection


Hey everyone, this is a quick blog of my complete eyeshadow collection, which isn't as big as some peoples. My collection consists of multiple brands. You will see a lot of neutral shades because I absolutely love neutrals!!

I have been collecting makeup since 2007. If I'm not mistaken, I first started with a Fraulein eyeshadow palette which I must say, for someone who is just starting is perfect because it's cheap and has all the eyeshadows you possibly could want and extremely cheap. The down side is pretty obvious lasting power, which is decent if you use a primer first. I then moved on and started buying different brands. I got 3 palettes from Avon and from them I only I used the mocha latte palette which has 2 matte browns and 2 shimmery shadows. I used this palette a lot until I purchased my first ever Mac eyeshadows.

My Mac eyeshadow purchases..

As I walked into Harvey Nichols I was super duper excited and couldn't wait to get my hands on them. I knew what shades I wanted before I got there, did all the research and swatch testing before hand, saved up and then purchased because honestly speaking £10 per shadow is not cheap! I got Carbon, Mystery, Patina and Ricepaper. I definitely  wanted a black and brown so those 2 are the ones I chose. I wanted to also use my shadows for brows so I could get more use out of them. I bought a quad palette to put them in obviously. I wanted patina because that's my ultimate favorite  from Mac, very versatile, perfect for everyday use but it can also be layered with a few coats and smoke with mystery and carbon use ricepaper as a highlight and in the inner corner and bam your smokey eyes are ready! Then over the years expanded my Mac collection I didn't do it over night, honestly spent a lot of money and so did my husband as some are gifts from him. And if I'm truly honest after my first 4 shadows I got the rest when there was like 10% or 15% off (disount only happens at debnhams, that's where I get mine from) because who doesn't love discount?? 

Let me know if you guys want to see any swatches I will happily do a blog post on that.

Here are pictures of my entire collection of eyeshadows which includes the following brands:
 
- Mac 
- Urban Decay 
- Charlotte Tilbury
- Avon
- Fraulein
- Zoeva 
- Sleek 
- MakeupGeek 
- Illamasqua
- Artist of Makeup 
- Anastasia Beverly Hills 
  




Lots of Love x 

The Laze One 



Saturday, 2 August 2014

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Ah now, if you're a makeup junkie I'm pretty sure you will most likely have at least a few MAC lipsticks be it Ruby Woo, Please me, Lady Danger or Honey Love. Mac lipsticks are an obsession when you go to a MAC counter and they are all there in rows like candy waiting for you to just glance and then draw you towards them. I'm totally right aren't I? 



     Kinda Sexy, Faux, Please Me, Candy Yum-Yum, All Fired Up, Flat Out Fabulous, Russian Red, Viva Glam I 



Let me talk about my faves... 

Ok, so my first lipstick from Mac was Please Me, the prefect pink shade. At that point I had an obsession with matte lipsticks, I wanted something that I can use all the time from day wear to evenings. I think it's perfect in everyway. Please me is a muted rosy tone pink which suits my yellow undertone skin and it's a vibrant not over the top pink. 


Then my obsession lead me to Russian Red and Kinda Sexy... OMG the amazing red and nude. Russian Red is a rich deep classic blue toned red, best applied with burts bees lip balm. If you have dry lips it will look flakey and believe you me that will not be a good site. It's very pigmented, creamy and has a slight sheen to it but it is a matte finish but not dry like another top red seller from Mac Ruby Woo which is really dry.


That brings me to Kinda Sexy. The amazing nude that suits most skin types. It's a natural warm beige pink slightly peachy matte finish. One thing to remember with matte lipsticks is always use lip balm before hand as that will give a perfect finish once the lipstick is applied and it will prevent it from drying out. 


This blog is getting rather long but let me give a few words for to more favourites. I also purchased retro matte flat out fabulous which is a fuchsia plum/pink slightly blue undertone. Flat out fabulous suits all skin types and I think it would look extremely flattering on women of colour especially, as I have tested this on a friend and it was to die for! Another retro matte All Fired Up is a bright pink/red retro matte finish which lasts a very long time with no bleeding! It's perfect for day wear and evening, simply add a layer for a night out. If you find Russian Red or Ruby Woo too strong of a colour then this is a preferct option as it's bright and not as strong. 


Tip: Remember to prep your lips in advance as the matte and retro matte are unforgiving on dry lips. So make sure your lips are prep'd before hand. Try to use a wax balm, I advice the burts bees classic balm which is perfect! I shall do a review on the rest at some point as it's getting quite long! 

Lots of Love x 

The Laze One 










Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Holy Grail of foundations!


NARS SHEER GLOW! 

For me no foundation matches this as of yet, most amazing foundation ever! It has been raved about by many bloggers, youtubers and makeup artistists. Although there is a plenty of reveiws from everyone I still wanted to rave about it myself because I love it that much. 




When I first heard about this foundation I thought why not give it a try, as I always find it hard to get the perfect match in colour no matter what brand. Be it high end or drugstore. Over the past 4-5 years I have tried many foundations to search for what works for my skin, i failed on many occasions. I tried many from drugstores as you always want to save a little money (total fail). I wish some brand would create Nars sheer glow but on a budget! I can only wish! 

Okay let's talk abut the actual foudation. 
Firstly I have yellow undertones, I'm between nc30/35 for mac. In the Nars I'm Stromboli. Compared to Mac and Bobbi Brown foundations I have tried the yellow undertone is way less and just right, not heavy in the undertones most of the shades are all yellow based in the sheer glow. 

I perfer my foundation to match my skin perfectly so it's looks just like skin and nothing is visible. Sheer glow is just that! It gives the perfect glow but not heavy dewy glow to my dry/normal skin. Your skin just feels naturally radiant and perfect in everyway. It's light on the skin in consistency, satin finish and blends perfectly. It's medium coverage but buildable. It lasts all day no cakey skin or patchiness and is beautiful throughout the day. Everytime I wear this I get compliments! The only pain in the butt is that doesn't  come with a pump! I mean come on you dent your wallet of £31 and the darn thing doesn't have pump. However you can purchase it separate. It can get messy without a pump if your clumsy like me. Hoping to get it with my next purchase as my 3rd bottle of this will be running out soon. This is the only foundation that I have repurchased many times, it's just the must have for me. This is one of my beauty essentials and staple product. 
The packaging is so sleek and gorgeous. 

Application- The best tool apply this foundation is the real techniques buffing brush, personally I think it gives the perfectly buffed finish to your skin. Buff all over the face and where you need extra coverage push the foundation instead of buffing as that will give higher coverage in those areas.

Retails at £31, which might be pricey for some but it's worth every penny! 

Here is a before and after 

   without foundation    with foundation 

Out of all the foundations I have tried this is far by the best! Nothing beats this! 

Pro's
- light weight 
- long lasting 
- no SPF (no flash back) 
- medium buildable coverage
- satin finish 
  
Cons 
- no pump! 


That's a lot to say for one product, stay tuned for the next post :) 

The laze one. 




 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

ZOEVA 'LOVE IS A STORY' Review


My first blog review is of the Zoeva eyeshadow palette 'LOVE IS A STORY'.



First the packaging. Perfect ? The palette is light, slim and easy to fit in your makeup bag. Perfect to take on a hoilday as it's compact. 



This is a beautiful palette mix of shimmery, mattes and the shade 'Past Romance' is the only that has specks of fine glitter through it. You have 10 beautiful shades, your gold brown nudes and the bright colourful shades. The shade Ladylike is a beautiful bright matte aqua blue which is perfect for summer, just add to the bottom lash line for a pop of colour or use as a top liner with some water or fix+. 



They have a buttery texture, great pigmentation and blend beautifully. Absolutely minimal amount of fall out, if any. I have tested them with primer and without. On a normal lid they will last through the day without creasing. For those who have oilly lids I would say use a primer. When I received my parcel, Zoeva were kind enough to send me a free eyeshadow fix which works just as good as Mac paint pots or Urban Decay primer potions but much much cheaper! I have used the Zoeva eyeshadow fix for 2 weeks now and honestly their shadow fix works wonders. 




Zoeva has 4 of these palettes, I only purchased this one because it stood out  from the rest for me simply because it has the perfect mix of colours, easy to transfer day time looks to evening/night smokey looks. Since I have bought it I haven't stopped using it, they are affordable palettes at about £14 each and super quality and you will not regret it. Here's the link for the Zoeva website https://www.zoeva-shop.de

It's a shame I couldn't get the nude palette, as it was out of stock as I love nudes can't wait to get my hands on that palette! 


Bye for now! x