Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Favourites from Seventeen

Seventeen is a brand that has long been on my radar and I always feel like they're almost the underdog of the high street makeup brands. Regardless they have some real gems in their collection and I can never really walk past their stand without wanting to try something out. Seeing as I've also featured quite a few reviews of various products a favourites post is long overdue.

It's been long raved about but their Phwoarr Paint* is a new discovery of mine. It covers dark circles like nothing else I've tried and is seriously heavy duty. It's quite a thick formula but it doesn't crease or settle into fine lines. While on the subject of concealer I have to mention their Stay Time concealer. A rival to the Collection offering (you know the one) and a long time favourite of mine (I have backups of this stuff!) it literally does what it says on the tin. I use it to cover blemishes and while not being quite as heavy duty as the Phwoarr Paint it still does the job of concealing without that cakey look. 

I've previously talked about Skin Wow! and it's my go to for a dewy base. Added into my foundation it really does give my skin that 'lit from within' look. Or I sometimes just use this on the high points of my face. I'm one step closer to perfecting strobing with this. For contouring this palette has been making the way round the beauty world; the Define & Contour. If I'm after more of a matte highlighter this is my go to, and their contour shade is perfect to give myself the chiselled cheekbones I wish I was naturally born with. Both are beautiful shades that are so easy to blend if you do use to much. It's also worth mentioning the contour isn't an ashy or muddy tone, it really blends into your skin and even on that second glance it still looks like a natural shadows.  The shade 'the Cheek of it' has to be my 'me' shade when it comes to blushes. If you can look past the slight gimmick (although who doesn't love a gimmick?) of the Cheek stamps they really are a hidden gem. You stamp the shade onto your cheek and blend it out. It takes seconds and is foolproof, and the gimmicky nature means I never forgot to apply blusher. Ever. 

Anything for the eyes seems to be my weakness and the mono shadows are ones to look out for. They're all buttery smooth and pigmented and the best bit is they only cost £3.89. Rose Quartz is my pick of the moment especially now Autumn has hit. A beautiful iridescent brown with hints of rose running throughout. One sweep and I'm good to go. The same can be said for their Stay Pout* lipsticks. They aren't drying on the lips and have a sheeny finish while staying super pigmented. Rule breaker is the perfect shade for this season and also for if I fancy a bold lip, while It's Complicated is something I've been reaching for on a daily basis. I can see myself adding a good few shades to my collection and Just A Fling is one I have my eye on. 

If you've not tried Seventeen then you really should. It's a super affordable brand with so many amazing products. Plus now I've given you somewhat of a starter guide you've got no excuse!

What are your favourite picks from Seventeen? Have you ever tried anything from this brand? Let me know in the comments below!

Friday, 25 September 2015

I'm Blaming this one on Nars

I seem to be all about the palettes on jodie loue at the moment, but they're all so pretty and I'm most certainly a magpie when it comes to pretty things.I'm fully blaming this purchase on Nars. I saw this floating around on Instagram and had to snap this palette up. 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Another Neutral Palette | Maybelline The Nudes

It's been a bit of a Maybelline/Eyeshadow palette overload on my neck of the woods, but I actually enjoy writing one product reviews as I'm sure you can tell. I'm hoping to branch out and do posts which feature more than one product so please let me know your thoughts? I like to know what makes you guys happy. 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Finally A Pale Contour Kit | Maybelline Master Sculpt

I've previously stated my love of contouring over here on jodie loue, and I like to think I'm a dab hand at it (I mean I'm probably not, but a girl can dream right?). We all know the way this paragraph goes. I saw this floating around getting rave reviews so what do I do? I go out and buy it. Literally the story of my life. I also swear all my posts start off sounding like that? 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

TV Shows I'm Loving #2

I suppose it's a bit of a juxtaposition (GSCE English taught me something, eh?) that the picture for this post is one of books. Although seeing as my 'TV Shows I'm Loving' went down a storm I thought I'd make it into a series.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

That Eyeshadow Palette

You know which one I'm talking about. The Lorac Pro palette. It's lusted after by all us Brits. Maybe because it's so hard to get your hands on over here, maybe because it's so damn beautiful and so unique. Maybe both.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Benefit They're Real Remover

Sometimes I go for a strong eye look, and we all know how much of a pain they are to remove. I hate the thought of rubbing at my eyes and creating unnecessary premature wrinkles, so with that in mind I thought the Benefit They're Real Remover would come in rather handy. 

Friday, 11 September 2015

Can I eat Nakd Bars everyday?

I'm a curious person and my job kind of satisfies that (I'm an Online Shopper) and one thing everyone seems to buy is Nakd bars. Naturally a girl gets curious and wants to know what the hype is with these and also what they taste like.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

The £3 Eyeliner that is Holy Grail Material

I remember buying this about 2 years ago after hearing Hello October rave about this. I figured it was cheap and would do the trick. Little did I know it would prove to set the bar for all the other liquid eyeliners I tried. I guess when you have no expectations for a product, it allows you to be pleasantly surprised.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Learning to be a Bookworm again

This post isn't really a post of sorts but more of me asking for your help as I've really wanted to get back into reading again. Not so long ago, I could easily read a book a day, and all that I would buy was books. Then my GCSE's got in the way, and I never quite picked it back up when I started college. I've now finished college and have oodles of time on my hands as I'm taking a gap year so I'm asking you what should I read? I feel so out of touch with the book world that I don't quite know where to start. Any recommendations you have please leave in the comments below.  I'm open to anything except horror as I get easily spooked. So what books should I be reading?
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