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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Primark Haul

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Primark Haul

Hey Whisperers,

We all know by now that i have a serious Primark obsession. If i see a Primark I have to go inside, so of course over the past month I've made my fair share of trips and in turn purchases. I haven't done a Primark haul in quite a while so here we are. I hope you enjoy!!

Primark Haul 


PS...Pro Anti Blemish Breakout Clearing Gel

I've been breaking out like crazy lately so i picked this up to try and help control my breakouts. I've been using it for a few days and my skin does feel a little better but I'm not too sure if it's helping that much so hopefully if i keep using it i will be able to tell more of a difference. A little of this gel definitely goes a long way so i do think this tube will last me quite a while too which is always a plus.



PS...Pro Colour Corrector Primer in Green

If you struggle with acne or pigmentation, like me, this primer is amazing. It isn't so much of a pore filling primer but it does definitely cancel out any redness or uneven skin. The colour of the primer is pretty much the same colour as the tube, just a shade or two lighter and a like the gel, a little of this product goes a long way. It is definitely more of a moisturiser feeling primer, instead of a silicone one, which before this primer i didn't really love but i think it works really well with this product.


PS....Pro Longwear Mineralized Foundation

I saw this foundation in a JustJodes video a few weeks ago where she compared it to the Estee Lauder Double Wear and I've wanted to try it ever since. Before it was mentioned i saw it everywhere, in every single Primark i went in, shelves fully stocked. Then the moment i actually wanted to try it? Bamn it was gone. My mom finally found this one by chance when she popped into Primark last week and i finally tried it today and I'm honestly in love. It's pale enough for my skin, it doesn't oxidise and it has pretty good coverage too. The only thing i don't love about it is that it is on the thicker side but once i blended it out with a beauty sponge it was fine. If you do see this in store and want to try it I'd pick it up because they seem to be selling out fast.


PS....Hydrating Mist 

This is another product i saw in JustJodes video and i of course wanted to try it. In her video she compared it to the Mario Bedescu Spray that I've been looking at buying for quite a while so I'm glad i saw her video and got this instead. I am obsessed with it. It makes my skin feel super soft and hydrated and I've been obsessed with using it before doing my makeup because honestly i have 0 patience when it comes to waiting for moisturisers to sink in and when I'm up at 4:30am i also have 0 energy to do anything so this is a definite easy option. It's a great size for £2 and I'm definitely going to be grabbing a few more the next time i go into store. 



NO. 31 Pearl Grey Pomegranate and Fig Room Diffuser  

For £1 I couldn't leave this room diffuser behind. It smells amazing, to me it's definitely more on the musky side which i love, it just makes any room feel super cosy. Now although i do love this smell this room diffuser, to me, has made 0 difference in the smell of my room. I don't know if it's just because i got the smaller version or if it just isn't strong enough but i am kind of disappointed by it. 


NO.31 Peal Grey Pomegranate And Fig Candle

Like i said i love this scent. I've brought a few of these £1 candles over the past year or so and i honestly love them. They don't burn for too long but for £1 i can't really complain. Unlike the room you can definitely tell that it has been burning, it fills the entire room with the pomegranate and fig scent and i flipping love it.


I know it wasn't a super long haul but i hope you've enjoyed the bits and pieces i've picked up over the past few weeks.

As Always,
Thanks for Reading, 
Love,
Soph
xoxo




Saturday, 16 September 2017

Current Music Obsessions

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Current Music Obsessions

Hey Whisperers,

I don't know if it's just that a bunch of new music has been released this month but I've just fallen so in love with quite a few new releases. It's been a while since I've done a music post and since I've recently been loving a few new songs i thought I'd share them with you. I hope you enjoy


Current Music Obsessions 




Megan Mckenna - Far Cry From Love

Now say what you want about this girl but damn can she sing. I've loved Megan since she first started on Towie and this song just makes me love her more. Her voice is absolutely incredible and I honestly just can't stop listening to it, we all know i love country music so that obviously made me love this song even more. This song, to me, is just so personal and raw, it shows the true Megan instead of just the firecracker that we all see on Towie. I haven't had the chance to watch the TV series that goes along with these new releases but hopefully when i get time I'll still be able to catch it on the ITV Hub.



Gabby Hanna   - Out Loud

This song, just oh my lord. I didn't even know that Gabby sang but wow i do now. Her voice is just something so different and unique to me and I'm 110% obsessed. Just like Megan's song, this song is just so raw and beautiful that it's pretty much impossible not to fall in love with it (clearly it's racked up 4million views in under a week!). I also watched a video of Gabby singing this live and damnnnn this girl doesn't need any form of auto-tune her live performances have been just incredible as her single. Honestly I'm just obsessed.



Ebony Day - Attention (Girls Response) 

Now this song isn't a recent release but i clicked on it a few days ago and I've had it on repeat since. Ebony Day is seriously one of the most incredible YouTube artists that I've ever watched. Her covers are absolutely incredible and her voice is just so beautiful and raw. Obviously, this cover has been up for a while but i just couldn't help but fall in love with it. I love the original to this song..... but i kinda love this one more.




Cimorelli - The Night We Met Cover

I honestly don't think that I've ever written a music post without mentioning Cimorelli... but i mean come on they're freaking incredible. Personally, I'd never heard this song before i watched this video but i love it. I love how all of the sisters voices work together and how they just add so much emotion to every cover they do. I still haven't heard the original song.....which i probably should do... but i now know every word so hopefully love the original too. (PS.. how incredible is Lisa's Solo)


So those are my current music obsessions. Listening back to them now i realize that they're pretty much all as low and down as heck but lets be honest that's pretty much my music taste. I haven't been through a breakup, because I'm as single as a freaking pringle and I'm not that down so no need to worry. I just love me some good sad music aha!!

What's your current music obsession?
Let me know in the comments below!

Love,
Soph
xoxo

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Birchbox Unboxing - September 2017

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Birchbox Unboxing - September 2017

Hey Whisperers,

Another month, another Birchbox. I'm going to be honest with you guys, these past few months I've been super disappointed with the boxes that I've had. I have decided to keep my subscription until the end of the year but i am thinking of cancelling it, so if you have any other subscription boxes that you like or that you would like me to un-box let me know!

Birchbox Unboxing - September 2017



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. Birchbox has introduced a new scheme called Birchbox Benefits, where after 6 months of being subscribed, you become a Birchbox VIP meaning you get the first chance to pick a product or the design of your box each month. As a  Birchbox VIP you also get 15% off everything in the Birchbox shop with it a pretty good deal for just being subscribed. 

What I Got This Month


RRP £11 Full Size

First up is this Arrow Colour Enhancing Lip Balm, I was quite excited when i saw this lip balm in my box as going into autumn/winter my lips become super dry so i can never have enough lip balm. I do love the colour enhancing part of this lip balm as it does add a little colour to your lips, on me it makes my lips a super natural mid-toned pink shade which i love. I have previously received an eyeliner from this brand in a birch box so i knew it was going to be good quality, it is also full size which is amazing.


RRP £6.95

This balm feels amazing. I have heard great things about Dr Paw Paw products so i was pretty excited to see it in this months box. The balm is pretty much just a clear lip balm but it feels amazing on the lips, it isn't too greasy or slippy like some other lip balms I've tried. It's also fragrance free which is great because sometimes fragranced lip balms just end up giving me a headache. It does say that you can use this balm on your skin and cuticles too which is pretty interesting so I'm definitely going to have to look into it and check out some reviews online. This product isn't full size, like i had originally thought, but it's a great size. 


RRP £22

Ok so this was one of the products that i was the most excited for. I have serious under eye bags so when i saw this Polaar under eye roller ball in my box i was super excited. I tried it out this morning and it made under eyes feel super cooled which was nice. It did take a while for the product to come out and even then it didn't really deposit much. It also felt quite scratchy too, which for under the eyes isn't the best. I'm going to try it out a few more times and hopefully it was just because it was the first time i had used it. 


RRP £15 Full Size 

This 3-in-1 powder is gorgeous. I saw that i would be getting this in the box design email and i couldn't wait to try it. The picture does make it look a lot more brown toned, but i do have to say that i would never use it as a blush. For me it's definitely too shimmery for a blush, i do however think that it's a gorgeous highlight shade. I also think that it's going to work amazing on the eyes, it's super pigmented and smooth. I'm looking forward to trying it out more. I do think that £15 for it is quite pricey as it does only have 3g of product.


RRP £23

This product is the product that made this months box 100% worth it for me. I've been wanting to try this cleansing balm for so long, but i couldn't justify the £23. I've heard amazing things about it online with people like Manny MUA using it in videos. I haven't yet used it as i haven't worn makeup since i got the box, so i can't wait to use it. It is a smaller sample, but it is quite a high end product so i do understand. 

Overall RRP Total Of This Months Box 

£77.95

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this months box. I received 2 full size products and an amazing cleanser that I've been wanting to try forever. In the box i did also receive 4 Oliver Bonas stickers and a code for 15% off Oliver Bonas. This box has got a lower total RRP compared to previous boxes but I'm happier with this box than any of the boxes that I've received in the past few months, so hopefully the boxes keep on getting better. 


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


 I hope you've enjoyed this months unboxing! 
If you have any other boxes you would like me to unbox let me know in the comments below!

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'


Saturday, 9 September 2017

Beauty Products I Regret Buying

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Beauty Products I Regret Buying

Hey Whisperers,

I don't normally do posts like this, but I've been re-organising my makeup collection and i found a few products that honestly, i wondered why i still had so i thought I'd throw them into a post and show you some of the products that i regret buying. I'm normally hyping up products so i thought it would be a good post to write, because lets be honest we all have those products we regret buying! I hope you enjoy...so lets get into the post!

Beauty Products I Regret Buying 



£5.00

I brought this highlighting kit after all of the hype that it received online and i was honestly so disappointed. If you haven't seen this product before it consists of two parts, the top part is a powder pan (shown in the picture above) and the second part is a cream highlighter pan . When I've seen other people swatch this palette it looks so metallic and shiny but for me it has barley any pigment and every time I've gone to use it it's just pulled at my base and moved my foundation. The powder for me is more of a matte highlight than a shimmer highlighter, which personally i don't like,  i love the glow of a shimmer highlighter so this is definitely not a go to product for me.


£6.45

I've heard a lot of good things about Eylure so when i saw this pencil in TKMaxx i grabbed it. But now I kinda wish i hadn't. This pencil, for me, is probably one of the worst that I've ever tried. It's super waxy and soft so it just kinda goes wherever it wants when you apply it, but then after a few seconds it sets and you can not blend it. At all. I like to be able to blend my eyebrow products and add more as i go but you definitely can't do that with this product. You can use it if you just want to add it to the end of your brow but you do have to work super fast with it which for me is a no go because i like to spend time doing my makeup.


£16.50

I had been looking at this lipstick for awhile, i swatched it in store and i loved it. So naturally i waited a while and brought it. I don't know if it is just my one, but oh my god is this lipstick terrible. I had swatched the one in store and it was completely different to this one, it is so god damn dry it's like trying to use a crayon as lipstick. It pulls at my lips and it is so difficult to apply. It takes me forever to apply and even then it still looks a mess, i don't think it's at all worth the money. I wouldn't have minded so much but I've more recently tried a Primark lipstick which is practically the same shade for pennies compared to this and its 100x better! I do think they have discontinued this product so i have linked to the general Retro Matte page on MAC instead of this specific lipstick.


Tanya Burr Cosmetics Glitter Eyeliners
£15 for whole Calendar 

I received these eyeliners in the 2016 Tanya Burr Advent Calendar and I wanted to love them so bad, but i just don't. They look amazing in the tubes but as soon as you go to use them you see how little glitter pay off you get. Every time I've gone to use these liners they've just ruined my eye makeup. They're super gloopy, and they have a super weird texture. I think if they had more glitter in them they wouldn't be as bad but i just can't seem to work with them, for me they give me that Claire's/Kids makeup vibe. They also take forever to dry and then when they do dry they kind of crack and leave your face covered in glitter. I have looked online and they are in the Tanya Burr Calendar this year as well so I'm kind of put off getting it this year.


NO. 7 Eye Shadow Palette
£20

I'm a eye shadow lover, so when i saw this in Boots a few years ago i knew i had to add it to my Christmas wish list. I was extremely lucky and received it and i am grateful but i do wish that i would have been able to swatch it first. This palette was £20, which isn't too bad considering it does have 20 shades but now that I've swatched it i wouldn't even pay that for it. The colours look amazing in the pan but as soon as you apply them to the eye they all look like the same shade. I also can't seem to get much pigment out of any of the shades, no matter how hard i try, they all just seem chalky. The packaging of this palette is also some of the worst I've seen. The palette clicks closed, which i normally love, but this one is literally a nail breaker to open. As soon as you close it, it may as well be glued shut. I have to pry it open with the end of an eye shadow brush or metal nail file it's that hard to open. They do seem to relaunch this palette each year so i do think it will be out at Christmas this year again.

Everyone has products they regret buying and these are just some of mine. I have some amazing products in my collection and even though i don't love these products i am grateful that i had the opportunity and means to buy and try them out. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with them yet, but I'm definitely going to be removing them from my makeup collection!

Do you have any beauty products that your regret buying?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thanks For Reading,
Love,
Soph
xoxo