Monday, 25 February 2019

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer Review

urban decay naked skin concealer review

urban decay naked skin concealer blog review

I love writing a good ol' concealer review. I've heard many great things about Urban Decays Naked Skin concealer and as I love Urban Decay, why shouldn't I give it a whirl?

Firstly, I love the applicator - it's insanely flexible which makes it so easy to use in smaller areas. I find that there is a lot of product on the applicator when you first open the concealer, but I just simply remove the excess product by wiping it back into the concealer tube. 

Another thing I love about this concealer is that it's super full coverage from applying it straight away, you never need to go back in for more! Considering it is a really full coverage and thick product, you can't feel it at all because it is so lightweight. I'm really looking forward to using it in the Summer months to see how I get on with it because honestly, who actually likes the feeling of their makeup feeling cakey and melting off their face in warm weather?

It is so easy to blend out with both a brush and a damp beauty blender and I don't get any creasing throughout the day at all. The only negative thing I would say about this concealer is that it doesn't hide imperfections very well. To cover redness, I'm all for it - it's a winner! But, I have had a few little spotty friends on my face for the past few weeks and no matter how many times I've tried to cover them with this concealer, it just doesn't happen. When I apply it on top of blemishes, it just goes a little patchy and fades off the spots throughout the day. 

So overall, I love this concealer, it's great for the price, the colour match is perfect for me. But, I would only now use it on good skin days. 

Have you tried the Naked Skin concealer? How did you like it?

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Monday, 18 February 2019

Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes + Wedding Planning Update!

I haven't really been about lately, we've been so busy planning bits and bobs! I think the last time I mentioned anything to do with our wedding, was in my goals for the year ahead blog post. Since then, we have contacted and looked around SO many venues, I couldn't even count. I'm so pleased to say that we have chosen our venue and we have set a date for September 2020!! Yes, we had decided to get married next year instead of 2021 - how exciting!

Now, moving onto how I asked my bridesmaids...

I had recently asked the four most important girls in my life if they'd be a part of my big day! My two best friends and Liams sister as bridesmaids and my sister as maid of honour. I wanted to put together something quite personal and pretty, so I hopped onto Etsy! 

bridesmaid boxes

Firstly, I found these gorgeous white boxes with rose gold text - you can change the colour of the writing if you'd like to. They come flat packed in the post and you build them up yourself using the sticky adhesive tabs, (which was super easy!). When you close the box, the lid is magnetic, which keeps everything safe up until the wedding day. The white bow at the front gives it a really pretty touch too.

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bridesmaid proposals

I found these gorgeous personalised champagne flutes on Etsy too! Again, I stuck with the rose gold theme. These were super affordable, they arrived so quickly and they're amazing quality! To add another little something to the box, I found some little pocket mirrors and personalised them by putting their names on - again, these are from Etsy. They're just a cute little keepsake and they came in their own little gift bags too.

I also got some 'will you be my bridesmaid' and 'will you be my maid of honour' cards and wrote my own little message on the back of each girls card.
Lastly, I bought a pack of 4 white frames from B&M for less than a fiver! I printed off my favourite photo of each of us and popped them in the frames. The white and pink tissue paper I bought from Card Factory for 99p each. The rose gold confetti I bought from Hobbycraft.

I had so much fun putting together these boxes and they look so cute, the girls were so happy with them!

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personalised champagne flutes

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