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28.4.15

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Nude Mauve


The Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Nude Mauve

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Nude Mauve  Review & Swatch


Who doesn't want that Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush dupe that is floating around the beauty blogging scene at the moment? Well exactly, and that is my reason for jumping on the bandwagon here with the one blush that everyone seems to own, the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush (£8.99).

Out of the six shades I opted for Nude Mauve, as well I do like a nude and most blushes make me look like I am yet to hit my teens. And as a lady in her 20's that isn't ideal. But the Nude Mauve has changed my opinion on blushes,  as being a blend of pale baby pink with a darker, dusky rose colour that has that mauve undertone as the name suggests.

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Nude Mauve

They definitely don't have a cream consistency like their name suggests, but they do have the smooth texture that is about as creamy as a powder will get. I do think these are a updated version of their original cream blushes that I am sure our grandmas will remember. Or our mums, not that they might admit to it. On the cheek, this creme puff adds a subtle wash of warmth, without being too overpowering, and ideal for my nervous blush disposition. It might just be the shade that I picked up and I can't speak for the other five, but Nude Mauve adds definition without being too Kim K contoury and OTT. A game changer in the blusher world? I think so, and if I actually like a blush then I know it must be good, especially if I don't look like a pre-teen wearing it. 


Have you tried any of the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes?




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26.4.15

Favourite accounts on Instagram


 My Favourite accounts on Instagram


Its no secret of my love for Instagram. Who doesn't love pretty, dreamy and slightly over edited photos? Plus you can stalk, sorry, browse your exes brothers girlfriends holiday shots from 2013 in complete secret. Unless you double tap...not speaking from experience of course...but back to what Instagram is really for, and that would be inspiration. And here are four of my favourite Instagram feeds that you need to be following.

agirlobsessedblog | This is makeup heaven for anyone who has a slight interest in makeup, and if you're obsessed you can guarantee this is a account to add to your life. Mandy has even made the Nintendo 3DS cool again. Yep, it can be done.

frockmeimfamous | The perfect mixture of beauty, fashion and lifestyle. But Hayley's OOTD pictures are my favourites. How can someone be that Pinterest worthy in life?

april_todd | Flowers and selfies, what more could you want from a account? Well not much else. Except it would help if April was ugly and a horrible person then I might not envy her as much.

hayleyappleford | Any meal documentations catch up my eye, but Hayley throws in some stunning pictures of herself (again, eurgh) and some lifestyle shots making her feed (no pun intended) one I get excited to see with a new upload.

Do you follow any of these on Instagram? Who else should I be following?




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23.4.15

FOTD: Spring Edition


Spring makeup face of the day


I'll be honest, this post really has nothing to do with spring, except the fact that is the time of year we are in and my FOTD posts only seem to happen 3/4 times a year i.e. Summer and Winter so far. So don't expect a fluffy post full of pastels and cliches, I have already done that one.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 06 Golden Brown, which is a dark bronze colour, It slides onto the lid without tugging and the formula doesn't feel heavy like other cream shadows. Someone could of told me before to use eyeshadow sticks. So, the Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara. Why I am wearing this? I don't really like it, but subconsciously I must. This 'Hook ‘n’ Roll' brush does grab my lashes well, and my bottom lashes benefited highly from this new slightly pirate sounding brush.

Tom Ford Vanilla Suede Lipstick is just nude lip perfection with its golden pink and beige-tinged tones, and with TF embossed on the bullet this adds a touch of luxury to my routine. Plus who doesn't want to pull out a Tom Ford lipstick in the ladies bathrooms?

Estee Lauder Double Wear without the cakey-ness? Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation is the one. Even gliding over my dry patches without a issue. And its 100% build able, so its a easy competitor for Estee Lauder.

The Makeup Revolution Makeup Brushes are my budget brushes that have been making my face happen. The entire range can be purchased for £20, which I believe is about the same amount as one brush by a certain well know brand beginning with R-T...With the signature rose gold accents and all black look these look far more expensive and classy.


What makeup items are you wearing at this spring?





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