Planet Whispers

Saturday, 19 August 2017

My Everyday Makeup

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My Everyday Makeup

Hey Whisperers,

The last time i did an everyday makeup post was February last year and since then i have changed so much and in turn so has my makeup. So instead of sharing another product review with you guys i thought that today i would share my everyday makeup with you instead. Before i get into this post i do want to just pop this oh-so-fun disclaimer in, I know that i wear a lot of makeup,but it's just what i personally like to wear. I know for some people this is way too much makeup and i respect that.. so yeah.. lets get into the post.

My Current Everyday Makeup



Base 

I start of my makeup each day with the Barry M Poreless Correcting Primer, honestly i don't think it really does much when it comes to correcting or blurring my pores but it does help my face look moisturised and it helps my makeup stick so I'm trying to use it up. I then apply my current foundation, the L'Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation in 105. This foundation is so damn pale and  i love it. If you don't know, my skin is on par with Caspar the friendly ghosts so this foundation is amazing. I then use the Essence Camouflage Concealer which, honestly, i still haven't decided if i like yet. It's super creamy and it does have good coverage (definitely not full coverage like it says) but it just isn't as light as i would like,they do have a lighter shade online so i may order that to try it out, but for £2.50 it's a pretty decent concealer. 


Powder

My everyday face powder has been the Mac Mineralise Studio-Fix Powder  for around 6-7 months, now don't get me wrong i love my Rimmel Stay Matte but this one just makes my skin look so smooth that i can't help but love it. After my powder i add my bronzer, which has recently been the Mini Benefit Hoola Bronzer, this bronzer is incredible. It's the perfect shade, it blends like a dream and i kid you not one mini lasts for so long, I've had this one since Christmas and it hasn't even got a dip in it yet. After bronzer i add my all time favourite blush, the L'Oreal True Match Blush in Peach. This blush is so pigmented it's incredible, it blends like a dream so even with my heavy hand it still looks gorgeous on the skin. Up next is my highlight, i have pretty much been obsessed with the Models Own Sculpt and Glow Powder in Golden Sand since i reviewed it a few months ago (read here). It adds the most gorgeous glow and it blends like a dream instead of just sitting in a giant clump on your cheek.


Sculpt and Set

Of course i can't forget the contour. I've recently been trying out the Primark Contour Kit and honestly, it isn't too bad. It isn't overly pigmented but i prefer my contour powders to be less pigmented or i over do my contour and just end up with a brown line, this one is the perfect cool toned brown and it blends like an absolute dream. I then set my face with the Rimmel #Insta Fix and Go Setting Spray. Honestly, i haven't really found a setting spray that has made me go, well shit that's good. This one by Rimmel is a current favourite because the mist is so fine and it feels amazing on my skin, but honestly, it leaves my skin looking the same as all my other setting sprays have. 


Eyes

I fill in my brows before i set my face but i didn't think they fit into the picture i took so... here it is... I use the Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow Palette in Medium/Darki use the lightest shade in the front of my brow and gradually go darker throughout the brow finishing them off with the dark gel on the ends and carving them out with a little concealer, it leaves my brows with the perfect gradient fill and it blends together perfectly. If you've been a reader for awhile you'll know that i can't do anything with my eye makeup without applying my Maybelline Creamy Matte Color Tattoo in Creme De Rose this cream shadow is literally the best eye base I've ever tried. After I've applied it i do set it with my face powder as it just helps blend the shadows a little easier. I then use my Zoeva Caramel Melange Palette (read my review here), pretty much using the same shade, Alchemy, every day in my crease (hence me hitting pan) and then i apply a mix of 182 and Almost Burnt to my lid. I then use my MUA LUXE Precision Liner  to do my winged liner, when i first got this liner i hated it because i had no patience when it came to it drying, but I've learnt to do the wing first then the line along my lashes and it works fine. It's super pigmented and it doesn't budge, even when my eyes water which is literally every damn day. Last but by no means least is lashes. I change my mascara weekly because i just get bored but when I'm writing this post I've been using the Avon Mark Big and Daring Mascara, it's a pretty good mascara but it definitely isn't my favourite. It's a little dry and it can flake, but apart from that it is super good when it comes to length and volume!

I do have days when i wear no makeup  but there's just something about applying my full face of makeup that i love. 

I hope you've enjoyed today's post!

Do you wear the same makeup everyday or do you change it up everyday?
Let me know in the comments down below!

As Always,

Thanks for Reading,
Love,
Soph
xoxo







Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Soap And Glory What A Peeling Mask Review

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Soap And Glory What A Peeling Mask Review

Hey Whisperers,

We all know that i  have a serious face mask obsession, so when i recently saw that Soap and Glory was going to be releasing face masks i was super excited (literally buzzing with excitement). Out of the whole collection i was the most excited for the What A Peeling peel off mask, however no matter how much i searched i couldn't find it anywhere. Then the other day while i was shopping in Coventry i decided to pop into Boots and see if they had it and by chance they had one left, which pretty much means it was meant to be. So i of course stuck it in my basket and headed for the tills, and that brings us to now. I knew that i had to do a post on this mask, so here i am. This has been a little bit of a long intro so I'm going to skip over all of the bits and bobs and get straight into the post....

What A Peeling Face Mask Review



Packaging 

The packaging of this product is absolutely adorable. The pink and silver just makes it look so fun, which is just what the mask is like. One of my favourite things about the packaging of this product, alongside a lot of Soap and Glory's other product is all of the puns.  First of the name of the mask itself if super cute and then on each of the little posts it says that the mask has a 'pink-a-peel'. I just love the little added touch that Soap and Glory adds to their products.


Product and Cost 

 Now the big thing about this product is the price. This mask costs £4, which i get may seem a little expensive but when you look at it you are getting 2 masks so really they are only £2 each which is a really good deal for a product of this quality. Each mask comes in an individual pot and you do also get the 'free scoop' (which in my opinion is a total waste of plastic) so for me £4 is a good price, especially considering their sheet masks are £3.50 each. Now, the product itself isn't exactly revolutionary but i do love it. It is a super bright (the standard Soap and Glory Pink) coloured 'slime', it looks super cool on the face and it stays the same colour throughout the drying process. You do also get a really good amount of product, even though the pots look quite small they do contain more than enough product as even after i applied quite a thick layer to my skin i still had some left over.  



How It Works

Once you pop the little tub out of the cardboard packaging you're pretty much set to go. You just peel off the silver seal and start applying the mask. Like i said before it does come with a scoop but it is completely useless when applying this product and i instead suggest just using your fingers. I got a pretty thick layer of the mask on my face (i suggest making the edges a little thicker so they're easier to start peeling) and i still had a little extra left over. Now one thing that i do have so say is that this mask definitely takes a while to dry, i think overall mine took around half an hour to dry, which i don't mind because I just sat around watching YouTube videos, but if you are looking for a quick drying mask this isn't the one for you. Once it's dried you pretty much just peel it off and you're done. 



Overall Opinions

Overall I'm pretty impressed with this mask. It definitely cleaned out my pores and it left my skin feeling incredibly soft and tight, however it didn't completely clean out the pores on my nose like a normal pore strip would. For £4 i definitely think that it's worth the price and I'll definitely be repurchasing it again. I do also want to try out some of the new sheet masks that Soap and Glory have released check those out here, so let me know if you would like me to test them out too!


Will you be trying out any of the new Soap and Glory range?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thanks for Reading,
Love,
Soph
xoxo







Saturday, 12 August 2017

Wedding Gift Guide

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Wedding Gift Guide


Hey Whisperers,

The wedding season is upon us! A few weekends ago i attended my uncles wedding,it was an amazing day and i absolutely loved it, however, one thing i didn't love was the gift giving. Little ol' me had no clue what to buy, how much to spend or what they even needed and it was so frustrating, so when i was contacted by Uncommon Goods about writing a post with them about their products i was so excited. As you can tell from the title i am going to be doing a wedding gift guide today but if you would like to check out other gifts from Uncommon Goods they also have incredible gifts for Bridesmaids , Bridal Showers and also some incredible Personalised Wedding Gifts.

I hadn't heard about Uncommon Goods before but i am now completely obsessed with it. Uncommon Goods is an online retailer that sells a wide variety of incredible products. One of the main things i love about the company is that they aim to sell a wide variety of not only handmade products but also recycled and organic products too, they have also never sold any products that contain any fur or leather as they are committed to not selling products that hurt animals, which personally i think is amazing. Something incredibly unique of Uncommon Goods that i haven't seen in many other online retailers before is the fact that you can donate to a non-profit organisation at the checkout. I haven't seen this being offered by any other online retailers but i think it is something amazing and personally i think all online retailers should offer this service.

Wedding Gift Guide






When i saw these key holders on the website, i fell in love. They're super cute and original, yet they're super practical too. If like me you have 101 keys to keep track of, this is the perfect solution. All you need to do is add the key to your key chain and you're ready to go, I do also love that they aren't super big and bulky as they won't take up too much room, which is perfect if you don't have much space to hang things. 




These love tokens are one of the cutest things i have ever seen. You get 10 in a pack and they each have a 'redeamable token' on them such as Good For One Hug, Good For One Kiss and Good For One Massage. I think these are not only a super cool wedding gift but i think they'd also be super cool for Valentines day too so if you don't have a wedding coming up you can always get them as a gift for your partner instead, I mean whats not to love?



How cool are these shot glasses?! If like me you have alcohol loving friends these are the perfect wedding gift. They're obviously practical because they'll definitely use them but they're also funny too.  I love the fact that each glass is different too, it just adds a little more comedy to the whole gift, which i think is important for wedding gifts as lets be honest most other gifts are 'serious' whereas this one will be memorable and they'll probably keep them forever.



Alike the Love Tokens, I think that this gift is super cute and unique. These Date Night Bucket List comes with 25 different date ideas for the newly wed couple to do, it ranges from things like Star Gazing to Creating A Piece Of Art Together. I think that this gift is especially perfect for busy couples who don't necessarily have the time to arrange dates. Once you're done with the provided dates you can then also create your own ideas and keep them in the tin too!



Out of all the gifts I've mentioned this one is by far my favourite. This pillow is just so unique and personalised to the couple that it's the perfect wedding gift. I love the fact that it shows the whole world, it kinda gives you the 'you're my whole world' kind of vibe which, personally, i think is beautiful and incredibly romantic. 

I hope this post has helped give you some ideas on what to buy your loved ones for their wedding gifts this wedding season! Of course don't forget to check out the amazing Uncommon Goods for more amazing gifts! 

Are you married?
 If so what was your favourite wedding gift you received?
Let me know in the comments down below!

As Always,
Thanks for Reading,
Love,
Soph
xoxo



Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Birchbox Unboxing - August 2017

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Birchbox Unboxing - August 2017

Hey Whisperers, 

It's Birchbox time again. Over the past few month's I've been pretty disappointed with what I've been getting in my Birchbox's. Writing these posts every month means that i have to go onto the Birchbox website and get the links for each product that has been in the box each month, which in turn means i see what other people have been getting and honestly, my boxes have been pretty crappy compared to other peoples. I am however hoping they get better and if they don't I'm going to start looking into different boxes so if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments down below! Lets get into the post. 


What Is Birchbox?

If you're new to Birchbox, Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that you receive each month with 5 products to try out. The products can range from sample size to full size and they also range in price. All products in the box can be found on the Birchbox website where the box is purchased for £12.95 each month. Some months you will receive an email where you can either choose a product or a box/bag design which i love as it lets you make the bag/products a little more of your style! This month's theme was Summer Daze which of course if perfect for the coming summer months. I'm in love with this months box design too it's so pretty.


What I Got This Month



Full Size £2.90 

I love hand sanitiser. I'm obsessed with the bright orange shade of this product, I'm not however obsessed with the scent. I can't put my finger on what the exact scent of this hand sanitiser is but it does have a super strong alcohol scent which is pretty much a given when it comes to hand sanitisers but mixed with the other scent it just smells like cheap kids perfume. 



RRP £25

I was super excited to see this product in my box this month as I've been breaking out pretty badly over the past month. I tried this out the day before i had a wedding to attend and i definitely think that it helped with the redness i had, it was also super moisturising which is great. I do love this product, but do wish it was a little bit bigger as this one is practically half gone and I've only used it once. 


RRP £8

This is one of my favourite products this month, it's super soft and creamy and it blends like a dream. I haven't tried out too many cream shadows so i didn't know what to expect  but I'm in love. The colour is quite dark, so i definitely wouldn't wear it alone but i do think its a great lid colour for a more dark and grungy look. It does have a slight shimmer too it which i also love as i think that it just adds that little bit extra to a smokey eye.


RRP £20

I don't know why but the minute i saw this spray all i could think of was being attacked by a hundred bee's because my hair would smell like sugar. Obviously not going to happen but it's all i could think of. I'm probably never going to use this product as i don't use many texturing sprays in my hair as it already has a lot of volume in it so I'm probably just going to give this to a friend. The smell of this product is also pretty herbal so if i did use it i don't think bee's would attack me (just to let you know)


Full Size RRP £79.98

Before you have a mini heart attack this one brush isn't £79.98 but the set that it comes in is, just wanted to clear that up. This brush is by far my favourite product in this whole box, it is just so pretty and soft. I did receive a Spectrum Brush a few month's ago and i love it so i had high hopes for this one. You did get to pick the colour but like the clutz i am i clicked the wrong button so i just got sent the pink one but it works the same anyway. I'm super happy with this product and it definitely made this months box worth it for me.


Total RRP for this months box

£135.88 

Overall, although this box has a high value I'm not too excited about it. As i said at the start of this post, i am going to be looking into other subscription boxes, if you have any suggestions let me know down below!


If you want to try out Birchbox make sure to use my link to get £5 off your first box making it just £7.95!

 I hope you've enjoyed this months unboxing.

Thanks for Reading,
Love,
Soph
xoxo


Disclaimer- If you do use my link to purchase your Birchbox i do receive some Birchbox points as a 'reward'