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New Release! Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer Review

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Instant Perfecting Primer

Soap and Glory have done it again and released a new product. If you are a reader of my blog you will know one of my holy grail products is the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder so i was so excited when i saw they have now released the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Instant Perfecting Power Primer. I bought this as soon as it was released and had high hopes.

Boy did Soap & Glory deliver! As always the packaging is gorgeous! It comes in a pale pink tube with the black and pink writing which really stands out. I love how girly Soap & Glorys products are. The squeezy tube makes it really easy to determine how much product you use. 

The primer itself has a light pink colour. You only need a small amount to cover your whole face which is amazing! As it is pink in colour it definitely reduced some of my redness which is perfect before i apply my foundation. I rubbed it in with my fingers then left it a few minutes to sink in. It didn't leave any stickiness to my skin but my skin didn't feel too matte either. I carried on with my makeup, applying foundation and then my One Heck Of A Blot Powder. 

10 Hours later my makeup looked incredible! No shine or anything which is really impressive as my skin is oily as can be! Soap and Glory have definitely made a new holy grail product for me! This retails for £10 which is a great bargain for the amazing job it does.

Bring Your Hair Back To Life | Nanokeratin Hair Care*

Hair care is something i always try to improve. My hair has been dyed and bleached more times than i care to remember. I have been on the hunt for a product that will help bring my hair back to life without ruining the colour. 

Nanokeratin System is a hair care brand i haven't heard of until now. I am so happy i have been given the chance to try out this brand as i am super impressed! Firstly i received the Nanokeration System Restore Preserve Colour Shampoo.
What The Product States:
Inherit an anti-fade effect for coloured hair, replenishes and continues to balance post-treatment hair, cleansing while restoring optimum moisture levels and nutrients, without stripping its colour. 

So whats different about this shampoo? As soon as i used this shampoo i noticed my extra thick hair felt alot smoother than normal. My hair is so thick it takes two hairdressers to dry my hair so it definitely soaks up alot of shampoo. My dark brown coloured hair has looked healthier over the past week and i have had comments asking if i have recently dyed my hair which i haven't! So this shampoo does the trick!

The second product i received was the Nanokeratin System Replenish Colour Preserving Mask which is definitely my favourite of the two products. 
How To Use:
Shampoo your hair as normal, rinse and then apply this mask on towel dried hair. It states to apply this mask from roots to tips and leave on for 20 minutes. You can use this under heat. After 20 minutes i rinsed my hair and instantly felt how soft my hair was. Usually when rinsing off hair masks because of how thick my hair is i tend to get alot of knots. This mask is a life saver! 

Since using both products together my dull coloured hair looks revived and feels much more healthy. Since trying this high end duo i can easily say it is worth the money, my hair has never felt better! You can currently buy this duo inc a 320ml Shampoo and 500ml Mask from Toni & Guy CLICK HERE

Budget Eye Makeup Brushes You Need ft Sigma

Monday, September 28, 2015
Budget Eye Makeup Brushes

Eye Makeup Brushes

Cheap Eye Makeup Brushes

Budget Friendly Eye Makeup Brushes

Budget Friendly Eye Makeup Brushes

Over the past year i have definitely started being more creative with my eye makeup. To create the perfect look you need to make sure everything else falls into place, your eyebrows and your under eyes. A while ago i did my Bargain Budget Makeup Brushes which inc 4 face brushes (link will be left at the end of this post). This time i thought i would share my most favourite eye brushes which everyone needs.

Firstly i begin with my under eyes. I do suffer with dark under eye circles so i do like to conceal them. The Real Techniques Setting Brush i find can be used two ways. Firstly if you are applying a liquid concealer you can use this brush to blend it in to create a natural effect. Secondly as the name suggests you can set your under eyes with it. I couldn't live without this brush.

Next up is brows, I am loving trying out new brow products but no matter how expensive the products are they are nothing without the right tool. The brow brush i have been using non stop for the past few months is the Zoeva 322 Brow Line brush which is a small slightly angled brush which is perfect for creating "The Perfect Brow". It is quite a dense brush which makes it easy to create precise lines when filling in your brows. 

One trick i always do to finish of my brows to create a flawless effect is applying a cream concealer to line my brows. I apply this all under my brow and on the outer corners. I love to use either the Benefit Boi-ing Concealer or one from my Freedom Correct & Conceal Palette. To apply the product and blend out i use my Nanshy EB03 Flat Definer brush, this brush has a flat edge which helps keep neat lines.

Now onto the eyeshadow. Upgrading my tools has definitely helped my eyeshadow game! The first one is the Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer Brush which has been said to be a dupe for the MAC 217 brush. This Zoeva brush is perfect for in my crease, it applies the right amount of product which can easily be built up. I then blend each time i apply more shadow. Blend Blend Blend they say, you can't blend better than with the trusty Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush. I purchased this from Feel Unique after i realised how cheap it was! It is definitely worth the hype. 

My Top 6 Fashion Blogs To Follow

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Its Sunday which means its time for my 3rd post of my new series. If you haven't seen it already i have started a new series on my blog every Sunday for the next few weeks. I decided to do my Top 6 of... My first one was My Top 6 Beauty Blogs To Follow and last week i did My Top 6 Instagram Accounts To Follow. This week i decided to do my Top 6 Fashion Blogs. I also have coming up my Top 6 Youtuber's, Lifestyle Blogs, Top 6 Blog Websites To Use and My Top 6 Products.

Phases of Robyn Blog
Robyn is a girl i talk to daily and share all my secrets with! She is an amazing girl who has only been blogging a short time but by her blog you would think she has been doing this forever! Her outfit photos are always on point. Her casual outfits and poses are magazine ready! This girl has sass!
Twitter | @PhasesofRobyn 

All Things Beautiful Blog
All Things Beautiful is run by the gorgeous Jessie. She is one of the first fashion bloggers i followed. She does so many amazing outfit posts from Casual, Evening and holiday outfits. Her style is so pretty and girly. She is such a lovely girl. She does outfit of the day and also does fashion wishlist posts.
Twitter |  @Jessieann48 

Pretty Young Thing Blog

Amy is the newest fashion blogger i have followed. I saw her on instagram and loved her outfit choices so it was a must i followed her blog. I love how confident she is and looks gorgeous in every outfit. I am really loving how she uses accessories with simple outfits.
Twitter | @Amypyt
EmTalks Blog
Em's blog is amazing. She wears the most gorgeous outfits, ones i could never pull off! She goes to some amazing events and wears the most stunning dresses. 
Twitter | @Emshelx 

Beckieione Blog
Beckie is another girl i have got to know really well. I have to say i do love her drunken snapchats! Beckie blogs about fashion and beauty but is wanting to do more fashion. Her outfit posts i love, they are simple but such cute picks.
Twitter | @BeckieIone 

Ugly Face Of Beauty Blog
Grace is someone i admire. Her outfit posts and YouTube videos have helped me with my body confidence. I am a size 12-14 and always hated how i looked, she is proof that everyone should be body confident and rock what they have! 
Twitter | @GraceFVictory

Seventeen Skin Wow Primer/Highlighter | The Perfect Glow*

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Seventeen Skin Wow Primer

Seventeen Skin Wow Primer Highlighter

The Seventeen Skin Wow Primer / Highlighter is a product that needs alot more praise than it gets. I haven't seen it in the blogging world that much. Even though we are coming into Autumn i still want to have that little glow. This product is just perfect. 

The packaging is very sleek in a long tube with a pump. The pump makes it easy to determine how much product you want to use. The main reason i love this product is that it can be used 3 ways! 

1. Primer | You can use this product as a primer or wear it alone. As you can see from my rubbed in swatch, this creates the most gorgeous base. It is glowy and so pretty!
2. Mix With Foundation | Add the smallest amount to your foundation and then apply as normal. It gives your foundation the subtle dewy/glowy look without being shiny.
3. Highlight | Dab a small amount onto your cheekbones to create the perfect highlight. 

I have oily skin so i was worried how this would work if i mixed it in with my foundation. I can honestly say it works incredibly well! It doesn't make me oily or make me look like a disco ball! My skin has that subtle glow just like i wanted. Personally i love to use this mixed in with my foundation or as a highlight on my cheekbones as i love to use mattifying primers under my foundation. Whether you have dry or oily skin this will work for you.

At £5.99 this multi-purpose product is a must have! The Seventeen Skin Wow Primer can be purchased from Boots online or in store. I have also reviewed the Seventeen Contour Kit which you can read HERE and the Seventeen "Bullet Proof" Wet Look Liquid Liner which you can read HERE

MAC Pro Longwear VS MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

Friday, September 25, 2015

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation vs MAC Studio Fix Foundation

MAC Foundations can be confusing as they now have so many and sometimes people aren't sure which one is for them. I thought I would compare the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation against the MAC Studio Fix Foundation and also compare the shades for you. I do adore both of these foundation but for very different reasons. 

Blogger Twitter Chats Guide | Everything You Need To Know!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Blogger Twitter Chats

One of my favourite things about being a blogger is socializing with new people. Talking to people you might never have until you started blogging. I have honestly made some amazing friends through blogging. Twitter has a huge part in the blogging world as its the best place to chat. Blogger Chats are always going on, on Twitter and its the best way to meet and talk to new people. You find some amazing new blogs to follow aswel. 

So why am i doing this post? Well if you are anything like me your memory is useless! I always want to join in chats but often forget which days they are or what times they are at. I have created a list below which includes The Day, Time, Hashtag, Topic and Twitter Name. This way i can always check to see what time the chats are on and join in with which ever ones i want to. 

Blogger Twitter Chats Guide

Hopefully you might find some new chats you didn't know about or it might just be a way like me to keep up with them all! 

NOTE: The blogger chat guide will view clearer on a laptop/computer rather than on a mobile device.

I hope this has some use to you and i will see you all in some future chats. You can follow me on twitter by searching for @EmmysBeautyCave or click the Twitter links in my sidebar.

Chat Times: United Kingdom Timezone 

The Perfect Gloss | Essence XXXL Lip Gloss Review & Swatches*

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Essence XXXL Lip Gloss Shade 03

Essence XXXL Lip Gloss Shade 03

Essence is a brand i haven't tried much from. I have a couple of lipsticks which i love so i am super excited to be trying out some products. I used to be a huge lover of lip gloss and hate lipstick but over the past year that has changed. I do still like the odd lip gloss now and then but im very picky on which ones i use. 

The Essence XXXL Nude Lip Gloss states to enhance your lips natural beauty with a subtle colour pigmentation to create a fresh look. I have to admit i wasn't sure what to expect with this gloss but im extremely impressed. The colour is gorgeous, a light pink which looks super pretty once applied. The formula doesn't feel sticky at all like most glosses which really suprised me. The shade i have is 03 which is a gorgeous light pink shade.

I applied this in the morning and loved the look it created. My lips looked natural and fresh with a subtle hint of colour just like the glosses states. I find alot of pink glosses come across more sheer which i don't like so i was over the moon when this looked exactly like the swatch above once applied on the lips. The lasting power is perfect! It lasts longer than any other gloss i have tried.

The best part about the Essence XXXL Nude Lip Gloss is that it only costs £1.99! Wait a minute let me get this right...Its the best gloss i have ever tried and it costs less than £2! You can buy this gloss from Wilkinson's Store but they have lots of other shades on the Wilkos Website HERE.

Seventeen Wet Look Lacquer Liner | Bulletproof Liner!*

Monday, September 21, 2015

Seventeen Wet Look Lacquer Liner

Seventeen Wet Look Lacquer Liner

Seventeen Wet Look Lacquer Liner Swatch

I have recently became a fan of liquid liners. I used to be the kind of girl who tried to use liquid liner and create flicks but i would end up looking like a panda. My go to eye liner was the Benefit They're Real Liner but its on the pricey side so its always good to find an alternative at the Drugstore. Here comes in the Seventeen Wet Look Lacquer Liner which is incredible.

I love the whole design of this liner especially the sleek packaging. Most liners i find the applicators are too long which causes a "mess" for us beginners. I much prefer the shorter applicator on this liner as it makes it easier to do small areas at a time and be more precise. As you can tell by the name it is a wet look liner which leaves a gorgeous finish. I was really amazed at how pigmented it is. You can see from my swatch that the liner is extremely black! I hate when you buy a liner and the colour is off black, so this is definitely a bonus point for Seventeen. 

Another question you all will be wanting to know is how good is the lasting power? Well its impressive! I applied this as you would and carried on with my day. At the end of the day the liner was exactly how i applied it in the morning! I tried removing it with baby wipes but it didn't want to budge! I then used my Garnier Micellar Water and it came off easier without damaging my skin. 

Overall it is one of the best Liquid Liners i have tried! I am super impressed with how it lasted and that it didn't come off with baby wipes. The Seventeen Wet Look Lacquer Liner retails for £3.99... BARGAIN! You can buy this liner from Boots.

My Top 6 Instagram Accounts To Follow

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Last Sunday i posted My Top 6 Beauty Blogs To Follow and this week it is all about my favourite Instagram Accounts To Follow. I have a slight obsession with Instagram, what's not to like?! It really was hard to narrow it down to six!

First up we have Jasmine whose blog i have followed forever and her Instagram account is just perfection. I love the backgrounds and the theme she has going on! Her instagram account is mainly beauty based with the odd picture of her outfit of the day.
Instagram: JasmineTalksBeauty

I mentioned the lovely Jordan in My Top 6 Beauty Blogs To Follow and i had to include her again in this post. Her Instagram account is super girly with lots of Disney. Her photos are mainly beauty and of course her cute guinea pig Sheldon! 
Instagram: _DarlingJordan

Let me just say this girl is amazing! I have followed her blog for the longest time. Her makeup looks are incredible. She definitely goes out of the box and creates some gorgeous looks. Her Instagram is full of Makeup Looks & Tattoo's.
Instagram: EffStarBeauty

Ally is from Australia and she posts the most gorgeous flat lays. She isn't far off 1000 followers! Definitely give her a follow if you love makeup pictures!
Instagram: A.Little.Kindness

Daisy's account is a newer one that i follow. Her photos are absolutely stunning! They are simple and pretty. She has a mixture of beauty, fashion and lifestyle.
Instagram: DaisymGreen

Heather is an amazing girl who shares my love of Urban Decay. Her instagram photos are always gorgeous. She creates some lovely eye looks. Her instagram is full of all things beauty and the odd selfie!
Instagram: PorcelainBeautyx

If you want to read My Top 6 Beauty Blogs CLICK HERE 

Foundation Friday | Clarins Everlasting Foundation Review

Friday, September 18, 2015
Clarins Everlasting Foundation

Clarins Everlasting Foundation
Foundation Friday is back! I used to do this series on my blog a while ago but thought it was time to bring it back. I own around 30-35 foundations which is excessive i know! I just can't help myself. I am always on the hunt for that perfect base. Over the past week i have given you all the chance on Twitter and Instagram to vote out of a choice of four foundations. The winner this week is the Clarins Everlasting Foundation which was in lead by quite a few votes.

Like always lets start with the packaging. This bottle is definitely high end! It is a glass frosted bottle which looks gorgeous with the gold lid. The bonus points go to Clarins as YES it has a pump! Finally a high end brand which provides the pump to make life that little bit easier. You receive the standard amount of 30ml like most foundations.

The Clarins Everlasting Foundation has a matte finish whilst still looking luminous. I do love a good matte base but sometimes you still want to look like you have that slight glow. With me there is a difference from looking luminous and looking oily its a fine line not to cross! This foundation does that perfectly. The coverage is medium to full and easily buildable. I find it blends in easily and doesn't feel heavy.

Clarins claim this foundation to have 18 hours of wear and keeping us matte. Does it do this? Yes it does. I have super oily skin and find this foundation works well on me if i use a good primer and powder. I would say this foundation would work on Oily or Dry Skin. Even though it has a matte finish it isn't drying, doesn't cling to dry patches and it isn't super matte like some foundations. 

I can definitely see myself using this more now in A/W especially with me preferring a fuller coverage. To get best results i found applying with a sponge/Beauty Blender was best. 

Where To Buy on Offer:
Escentual | £24.50
AllBeauty | £23.45

Don't forget to check out my Twitter & Instagram to vote for next weeks FOUNDATION FRIDAY!
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Beauty Wishlist

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I thought it was about time i did another wishlist post as it has been a long time since my last one. Especially recently there are so many products i am wanting to get my hands on! As you all know i recently had my major knee surgery so i am feeling a little down so to cheer myself up i thought lets put a wishlist together and every few weeks i will buy a couple of things from it. All my shopping is done online as i am currently bed bound and not going to be able to walk for quite sometime which sucks!

So What Did I Pick...

Benefit Air Patrol - I have seen this on a couple of YouTube videos and fallen in love. It is an eyelid primer which i NEED! Alot of people have been saying they also use it to primer under the eyes. 

MAC Upward Lash Mascara - Again this is another YouTube spot and this mascara looks amazing. I struggle with short lashes so anything to lengthen them i need to own it!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation - If you are a regular reader of EmmysBeautyCave you will know Urban Decay is one of my favourite brands even before i started blogging. This foundation has been on my list forever, i do use the Naked Concealer which is just incredible. Urban Decay is one of those brands i would love to work with in the future. 

Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals Palette - Another new release from MR the only words i can say is just look at those shades!

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Powder - Any products that have the word "matte" in them is a product i have to have. I have such oily skin so i am always on the hunt for that mattifying base.

Sleek Candy Tint Lip Balm - Sleek have just released this gorgeous balms which are all named after a sweet. I think it is such a cute idea and the shades look amazing!

L.A.B 2 Brushes - This is not a well known brand, i haven't seen much about them in the blogging community. The brushes look so good that i need to own them all!

GOSH Prime 'n' Set Powder - Gosh is another brand have adore. The blushers and lip liners are perfect! This powder is raved about so much that it is about time i owned it.

Have you tried any of these products? Psst.. I will also be doing my non beauty wishlist soon!

Posts Related To This Post:
Urban Decay Naked Concealer Review
Budget Bargain Makeup Brushes

Psst! Tomorrow's post is FOUNDATION FRIDAY! Vote over on my instagram for which foundation you would like to see!
Instagram link below and in my sidebar or search EmmysBeautyCave

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit Review & Swatches*

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour KitSeventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit Swatches

Gone are the days when the brand Seventeen was just for young teenage girls. Over the past year i have noticed a huge difference in the branding of Seventeen. It looks so much more professional and the range of products is amazing. If you are a long term reader of EmmysBeautyCave you will know Seventeen is my favourite drugstore brand! When i was contacted asking if i wanted to try some of their products i jumped at the chance. One of the first products i received was the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit. Im all about that contour!

As we all know Kim K introduced us all to the contour world and it has become a huge hit. Some people are moving onto Strobing but for me contouring is something i do on a daily basis whether its subtle or BAM Hello Cheekbones. The packaging for the Seventeen Contour Kit is very sleek and high end looking. It comes in a compact case with a decent size mirror and instructions of how to contour. I love the small touch of having the instructions with a picture especially if you are a beginner it can really help.

The texture of each powder feels silky smooth which applies like a dream. One thing i find with contouring products is some can come up a little orange looking on me but i can confirm this is not orange! Lets all do a dance! The contour shade blends easy and is easily buildable depending on your desired look. The one question... Does it look muddy? The answer is no! The only thing i will say is try different brushes to apply this with as i found some worked better than others.

The Powder/Highlight Shade? I love it. I mainly use this shade under my eyes to brighten them up and i also use it under where i contour on my cheekbones to create a more defined look. Overall i have to say i am so in love with this palette and will definitely purchase it when im finished with this one. Whether your a beginner or a novice you will find this palette easy to work with!

The Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit retails for £5.99 and comes in two shades. 

Top 6 Beauty Blogs To Follow

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Top 6 Beauty Blogs To Follow

I was recently sat thinking about all the blogs im really loving lately. I thought i would start a mini series on my blog which will include My Top 6 Beauty Blogs, Top 6 Fashion Blogs, Top 6 Lifestyle Blogs & Top 6 Instagram Accounts. These posts will all be up each Sunday afternoon starting today. It was extremely hard to narrow it down to six blogs. Hopefully you will find some blogs you haven't read yet and become your new favourites.

See The Stars is run by the lovely Sarah. Sarah's blog is just amazing. My favourite posts on Sarah's blog are her makeup looks, she does some incredible eye looks which are so pretty! She has recently started introducing fashion posts too. She also shares my Disney obsession and we have both recently started scrap booking so we are always sending across our recent buys.
Twitter: @SeeTheStarsBlog
Instagram: SeeTheStarsBlog

This girl is one of my absolute favourites. She has been there for me alot during some nightmare times with my operation and she is always there to talk. Her blog is mainly beauty based but she also does a series called "Expectation vs Reality" where she buys products from ebay mainly from China and shows us if they are really like the pictures they are advertised with. 
Twitter: @Love_Lippy
Instagram: LoveLaughsLipsick

Jordan from Keep Dreaming is such a babe. Not only is she obsessed with Disney & Big Bang Theory like me she has such a pretty blog too. Me and Jordan recently did a Beauty Box Swap which i will leave a link for at the end of this post. Her photo's are stunning! She is definitely one to follow on Instagram too!
Twitter: @_DarlingJordan
Instagram: _DarlingJordan

This girl is one of my fellow northerners! Her blog is lovely. Full of amazing beauty posts including so many high end brands, i envy her makeup collection! I have recently got talking to Charlotte alot more lately and she is so much fun! She also has a YouTube Channel!
Twitter: @CharlotteSamox
Instagram: Charlotte.Samantha
YouTube: CharlotteSamanthaox

Emily's blog always makes me spend money! I love all of her posts especially her haul posts. Her pictures are always so on point! She is super friendly and easy to chat to. Her blog is super girly. 
Twitter: @EmilyLouLaBlog
Instagram: EmilyLouLaBlog

I came across this blog a few months ago now and i cannot stop reading it! Her photography is stunning. She does some amazing haul posts, i especially love her skincare posts. Liv also does YouTube so be sure to have a gander!
Twitter: @FashStyleLiv
Instagram: FashStyleLiv
YouTube: LiviniaC

Be sure to check out my Beauty Box Swap with Jordan by CLICKING HERE

Over the next few Sundays i will be posting:
TOP 6 Fashion Blogs
Top 6 Lifestyle Blogs
Top 6 Instagram Accounts
Top 6 YouTubers