UK Beauty Haul – Selfridges, Superdrug, Primark | Haul | Beautylashes19

Massive Sephora VIB Rouge Haul 2017 and some Ulta, Walmart-PART 1

Current favorite skincare products for Oily, acne-prone skin | Beautylashes19

Camera and lens used:
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera Bundle with 18-55mm IS STM Lens and Accessories (17 Items)

Lens UV protector used:
TIFFEN 67MM UV Protection Filter for CANON REBEL T5i T4i T3i T3 T2i, EOS 700D 650D 600D 550D 70D 60D 7D 6D with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens + MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth

Tripod used:
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag

Macbook Pro:
Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-Inch Laptop Intel QuadCore i7 2.3GHz / 16GB DDR3 Memory / 1TB SSHD (Solid State Hybrid) Drive / 1.5GB Video Memory / OS X 10.10 Yosemite / ThunderBolt / USB 3.0 / DVD Burner

Lighting used:
1. Ring Light:
Ardinbir Photography 500W 5400K Macro Ring Light Lamp for Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Leica, Olympus SLR/DSLR Cameras, Photo Studio and Portrait

2. Umbrella Lights:
Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio LMS103

On-camera microphone:
Takstar SGC-598 Photography Interview Shotgun MIC Microphone for Nikon Canon DSLR Camera DV Camcorder

Backdrop stand:
LimoStudio Photo Video Studio 10Ft Adjustable Muslin Background Backdrop Support System Stand, AGG1112

White Muslin Cloth backdrop:
Neewer 6 x 9FT / 1.8 x 2.8M PRO Photo Studio 100% Pure Muslin Collapsible Backdrop Background for Photography,Video and Television (Background Only) – White

Memory / flash drive:
PNY Elite Performance 64GB High Speed SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U1 Up to 90MB/sec Flash Card – P-SDX64U1H-GE

Liz Earle Skincare purchase

Liz Earle Skincare purchase

Oh, I have waited so long for this to arrive! Firstly it took me over two years to finally order these products and secondly, it took them two weeks to deliver it! But, I am so glad I finally have them to try. Is it just me or do you also anticipate the arrival of their products and cant wait to hold it in your hands?? I literally check my mailbox every day once I know I am expecting a package. 😉 Anybody else who does that?

So, one of my goals that kicked in towards the end of 2014 and into 2015 is to really focus on my skin. I used to have great skin as a teenager and in my early 20’s. My goal is to go back to that. I have an oily-combination skin type and usually break out during that time of the month and when I eat anything too sugary/sweet or too oily, which is quite often! I also get hormonal breakouts around my jawline. And to top it, it takes forever for them to leave my face and then its months before that damn scar goes away. So, long story short.. it sucks!

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I ended up with purchasing the Liz Earle cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser (came with two muslin cloths) , the deep cleansing mask (came with two mask sponges), deep cleansing mask wipes (for the tons of face masks I try) and the Instant boost skin tonic (toner).

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Some of the products came in little zipped bags which I plan on reusing to store the muslin cloths and mask sponges! It also came with a thank you letter from the Liz Earle company. If only it came with some samples as well, like Sephora, Origins and Ulta (That’s just my little obsession with trying new products talking). 🙂

Have you tried these products? I am so excited to see how my skin fares with these products in the coming weeks.

Sephora VIB Rouge Haul 2014 – Part 1

Hi guys, today I am sharing my purchases during the Sephora VIB Rouge event held earlier this month. This is part-1 with only in-store makeup product purchases. I will have other videos on skincare and hair care products I purchased. Also, there were certain products that were only available online – I’ll do a blog post or a separate video on that one. Feel free to let me know if you would like to see one vs the other.

Here’s the link – http://youtu.be/8xgZ0aasPxw

What’s the most exciting product you purchased during the Sephora sale this year? Looking forward to reading your comments..

Yet another Haul – Ulta and Nordstrom.. :-)

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I have yet another Haul for you guys.. 🙂 

If you’ve followed my blog for a while now, you would know that I am a big fan of the Lorac Pro palette and used it on my wedding day.. So, when LORAC announced their Lorac Pro 2 palette, I had to get it! Also, I had run out of my Essie nail polish remover.. So, I repurchased it.. 

Recently I had lost my makeup pouch and amongst other important items, I also lost my Lancome lip liner in ‘Caramel’ and my lip brushes from Sigma and Real techniques.. So, I ended up replacing these from Ulta and Nordstrom.. I also purchased the Kiehl’s lip balm in the flavor ‘Mango’ for comparing it to the Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream..  

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Collective haul – Beautylish, Nordstrom, MAC and Sephora..

Hope you all are having a lovely week so far.. Sorry that I haven’t been posting recently.. Wait for exciting posts in the coming weeks.. I have a lot of plans for posts.. 🙂

Here are some of the products I have purchased recently and have been testing..

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Beautylish: After loving the 5-part favorites Shinto palette by RCMA, I wanted to add the RCMA VK palette # 10.. It contains shades 1-8 of the KO series, 1-2 of KT series and 1-8 of the MB series.. I have my eyes set on the VK # 11 palette next which will make my makeup kit complete that can cover varied skin tones..

Nordstrom: I purchased the Lancome Visionnaire LR2412 advanced skin corrector after reading rave reviews for evening out skin tone.. It has been doing well so far.. Will do a complete review in some weeks…

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MAC: I purchased the MAC extended play gigablack lash mascara and got a sample of the MAC Prep + Prime radiance base/primer to test..

Sephora: Despite having over 10 setting powders, I went ahead and bought the Laura Mercier loose setting powder.. I also received a sample of the NARS lip gloss in ‘Priscilla’ and I also used my points to get a sample of the Too faced ‘Better than sex’ mascara..

One of the best products for controlling oil production on face..

Hey there, today I am sharing my secret weapon at controlling oil production on my combination skin.. It is a great product and can be used before or after applying makeup.. I prefer using it after my entire makeup has been applied and set in place.. The product I am talking about is the MAC Prep + Prime skin refined zone..

MAC website says “A light, oil-free emulsion that helps cloak visible pores while controlling oil and shine. Applies “wet” for a gentle micro-exfoliation: dries instantly to create an invisible, long-lasting natural matte finish. Ideal for the T-zone.”

This product does exactly what it claims.. No more shiny T-zone or any other part of the face.. 🙂

 

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The product comes in an easy to use squeeze tube.. and it is of a great size for travel purposes.. The tip and the squeeze function lets you get only the amount you need at a time.. and keep in mind, you only need the tiniest drop to cover your nose/center of forehead/chin, etc.. It goes on wet but dries to a clear, matte finish.. It costs $21.00 for 15 ml / 0.5 US fl oz..

 

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Apply a tiny amount of the skin refined zone to the problem area (in this case, demonstrating on my hand)

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Product blended in… You can see the clear difference between the two halves of my hand.. The Left half that has the skin refined zone is absolutely Matte in finish and you don’t see any shine there… It usually stays that way for at least half or more of the day.. The right half of the hand is moisturized and normal.. 😉

You really have to try this product to believe it.. 🙂

Has any of you tried this product? What are your thoughts?