How Much Is My Face Worth?

A little late to the party on this tag, but if you hadn’t come to the conclusion yet, that’s just how it is around here.  I’ve been meaning to do this tag for a while just because I am curious as to how much all my slap adds up to.  I’m not expecting a huge figure, I am conservative in what I spend and tend to go for budget brands.  So without further ado, here is the face:

And the products:

17 BB Cream £6.99

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder £3.99

MUA Professional Eye Primer £2.50

MUA Clear Mascara £1.00

MUA Undressed Palette £4.00 (on sale for £3 on the MUA site at the moment!)

Barry M Intense Eyeliner £3.99

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash £6.99

MUA Mosaic Bronzer £2.50

17 Blusher in China Pink £3.49

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick Beige Rose £7.19

And the grand total comes to:


Which is actually a bit higher than I was expecting, but when I think of how long this makeup will last/how long it has lasted, I am pretty happy with that figure.

Have you totaled up your daily look yet?  Do you think it will be higher or lower than my “face total”?



What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag?

As some of you may or may not know, I have just returned from a “glamping” holiday in Cornwall for my birthday.  You can read about it here on my lifestyle blog if you are curious as to what glamping entails, we had an amazing time!  Anyway, this is what I brought with me makeup wise.  It is quite minimal, but what I deemed necessary for the type of holiday I was on (don’t really need to get too tarted up for exploring the beaches or having dinner in a pub).

The makeup bag itself is super old and I bought it from ELF years ago, I had a look and they don’t even offer the make anymore (the zip is a bit corroded, really need to look into getting a new one!).

Face Products:

17 BB Cream-Love this BB cream and it contains SPF so perfect for being outdoors!

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer-Everyone’s holy grail concealer, worked a treat for covering up those dark circles after nights of drinking too much wine while stargazing.

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder-My favorite face powder, great for setting makeup and keeping your skin matte.

MUA Mosaic Bronzer-This bronzer is lovely and can also be used as a blush, great versatile product to take along.

Eye Products:

MUA Professional Eye Primer-Great budget eye primer, not really necessary for camping, but it’s small so I took it along!

MUA Clear Mascara-Another great cheap product to keep my unruly brows in place.

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash Mascara-My mascara of choice at the moment, doesn’t give spider lashes.

MUA Undressed Palette-I love this palette and use it almost every day, a palette is great for travel because you can create many looks without fiddling around with individual shadows.  This also doubles up as brow powder as well as one of the matte browns match my eyebrows.

Lip Products:

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lipstain Rendezvous-My new favorite lip product/shade.

Burberry Beauty Lipmist-This was a sample from a Glossybox and I brought it in case I wanted a bit more muted shade.


Eyelash Curler

ELF Blending Brush-Great versatile brush for applying eyeshadow, works for covering lid, applying in crease, browbone, and blending out.

ELF Stippling Brush-I used this for my bronzer.

ELF Kabuki Brush-I use this to apply powder and blend out makeup.

I hope that was helpful, my makeup case is rather small and I still managed to fit everything I need to “do my face” with room to spare.

What products do you bring for short holidays?


FOTD: Gold and Blue

This look was somewhat inspired by Tanya Burr’s “What Makeup I’m Wearing to the Olympics” video.  In this video she paired MAC’s Woodwinked with a bright aqua eyeliner.  I really liked how this combo worked and I had a Midnight Blue Eyeko Skinny Liner hanging around from a Glossybox that wasn’t getting much use.  I’m much more in the black eyeliner at all times camp to be perfectly honest.  But I decided to give it a go and I’m really happy with the results.

Here’s what’s on my face:


L’Oreal Revitalift BB Cream

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in Berry

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light


MUA Professional Eye Primer

MUA Clear Mascara

MUA Undressed Palette: Shade 6 all over lid, Shade 3 blended into crease

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash


Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting (from last month’s Glossybox)

And there you have it!  Do you like colored eyeliners?  Whats your favorite way to wear them?

FOTD: Featuring MUA Undressed

Hello folks!  Hope you all are enjoying the sunshine today(total blogger moment this morning, first thought was, it’s sunny, better take photos!)!  I am lucky enough to have the day off and spent a good majority of the afternoon sipping lemonade in the garden with a book!  Of course, I got all dolled up to do so, here’s my face of the day:

This is pretty much my everyday makeup look now that I have bought/been using my MUA Undressed Palette, which I absolutely love by the way.  And if you don’t have it yet, why not?  It’s £4 and it’s amazing!

And the makeup I used:


Vichy Dermablend Sample in Porcelain (I used this instead of concealer, not really a fan, didn’t blend very easily)

17 BB Cream (Love!)

MUA Mosaic Bronzer in Shade 1

17 Blusher First Flush


ELF Eyelid Primer

MUA Clear Mascara (for my brows)

MUA Undressed Palette (Shade 2 over the lid, Shade 4 in crease and outer third, Shade 10 in crease and under eye, Shade 1 on brow bone)

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash


Burberry Beauty Lip Mist in Copper (from Glossybox)

And there you have it!  My new everyday makeup look!

What is your go to makeup look?  Do you think England will have an actual summer now that this jet stream business has shifted?


Immaculate Collection Looks: Smokey Purple Eye

This look is a bit different for me and a bit out of my comfort zone.  Mostly because of the purple, purple eyeshadow can be a bit tricky, especially if you don’t want to end up looking like a victim of domestic abuse.  I kept the rest of my face quite neutral to go with the dramatic eye, I was quite pleased with the results.

Definitely something to wear on a night out, I, on the other hand, was messing around with makeup on a Sunday afternoon, mister comes back from the shop and asks me if I’m planning on going somewhere (no, it’s for my blog!).


Collection 2000 Concealer in 02

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

MUA Mosaic Bronzer Shade 1


From the Immaculate Collection:  Shade 3 over the lid (Medium Pink), Shade 7 in Crease and under eye (Dark Purple), Shade 4 to deepen Crease (Black)

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash Mascara

Barry M Intense Eyeliner in Black


Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Beige Rose

What are your favorite colours to wear?  Am I the only one who plays around with my makeup even though I have nowhere to go?


Immaculate Collection Looks: Pink and Grey

Here’s a new series for you, folks.  Having recently received the Immaculate Collection Palette from MUA, I’ve been playing around with it to create different looks.  I wore this look on my wonderful Wednesday off that I spent mooching around town and soaking up the sun in the gardens.

I am more of a neutral girl when it comes to eyeshadows.  When I do wear colours, I like to mix in a neutral colour to make it more wearable for myself.


MUA Clear Mascara on Brows

ELF Eyelid Primer

Immaculate Collection: Shade 12 over the lid up to brow bone, Shade 3 on lid, and Shade 16 through crease

Rimmel Max Volume Lash Flash

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Midnight Blue (I hated this when I first tried it, but it is starting to grow on me)


17 Cosmetics BB Cream

17 Blusher First Flush

MUA Mosaic Bronzer Shade 1

ELF Mineral Eyeshadow as Highlighter


Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Rose Pearl

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!





Product Review: Rimmel Max Volume Flash Mascara

Mascara is something that I am super picky about.  Because I am so picky, I have been using the same tube of Cover Girl LashBlast Fusion for way too long.  Now my Cover Girl LashBlast was purchased when I lived in the states, over here it is the same as the Max Factor Fusion mascara.  So I could repurchase, but for some reason I don’t like the idea of shelling out £12.99 on a mascara (gasp, I know, what can I say? I’m kind of cheap).  So while lamenting about my plight to a friend, she suggested Rimmel Max Volume Flash as a more frugal alternative (about £6.69).

The packaging is cute and bright, no complaints there.  The brush is a bit different from the Covergirl brush and I think I prefer the plastic Covergirl brush to this bristle brush.  It’s not as easy to get to the smaller corner lashes without smudging the wand around your eye.

And here’s the before pic:And after:

I found this mascara to be rather wet, but that may just be because I am used to using a 3-year-old mascara (ewww).  It did make my lashes look longer, but didn’t define as well as the Lashblast Fusion, they were starting to verge on clumpy and I hate clumpy looking lashes with a passion.  Overall though, I have to say this is a decent mascara for the price and I will continue using it.

What’s your Holy Grail mascara?