ALDI LACURA EXFOLIATING MUDMASK – REVIEW

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share with you today my review and honest opinion on the Lacure exfoliating mudmask.

Now I am a huuuuuge glamglow fan and these apparently are just as good, if not better then the Glamglow exfoliating mask (the black one)

The glamglow exfoliating mask is actually my favourite out of the whole glamglow range, so I was very sceptical going into this.

The lacure mud mask costs £6.99 in Aldi. They sell out very very quickly. When I went today there was only 2 left!

The glamglow exfoliating mask is £39 but apparently have now gone up to £42 (I have inside sources😉)

On first impression, they smell exactly the same!
Both have that minty witch hazel smell which I love!

Glamglow has more chunks in it where as the lacura one is a lot more smooth.

The packaging of the lacure one is very sleek, its silver and black which I enjoy. I love simple packaging.

Upon putting it on, I noticed I only had to use a little bit, a little bit goes a long way with this product!

It started to dry pretty much as soon as I stopped applying it.

It says you only need to leave this on for 5-10 minutes which is perfect for me! The glamglow one is 10-15 minutes.

I noticed a slight tingle, nothing compared to the glamglow one.

Whilst it was on, I decided to read the actual things it promises.

It promises to….
Visibly minimise the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
It also promised to leave skin looking INSTANTLY more radiant and feeling firmer.

Now I'm 25, I don't have wrinkles. But I do have large pores and fine lines around my eyes.
I also have very dull looking skin.

It contains clay and extracts of green tea, witch hazel and red algae.
Not as many ingredients as the glamglow mask, but still good ingredients nevertheless.

You get 50ml of product which is a good amount of product for a facemask!
I believe the glamglow is the same amount!

I found taking it off abit tricky as it dries down so quickly! You really need to soak the mask and then scrub it gently in circular motions.

Once it was off, I really inspected my face.

And to my surprise….

I was shocked!

I actually think I've fallen in love with this product after one use!

My pores we're pretty much non existent, the fine lines around my eyes had shrunk massively!
My skin looked glowing and honestly, it felt firm!

One thing they don't say on the packaging but something I noticed.

It also cleared out my blackheads! I could see them on the pad as I was washing it off!

I 100% believe this is going to take over my glamglow masks!

If your a lover of glamglow, honestly try this!

In my opinion, it's like the black mask and white mask in one!!

I will definitely be stocking up next time I go to Aldi because these fly of the shelves and I can understand why!
They are amazing!
And at £6.99 I'm speechless!

Hope you enjoyed this review!

My glossybox and birchbox reviews will be up soon.

I have my glossybox but it was missing a item so have to wait for that to give it a proper review.

Until next time

Charlotte xo

Look fantastic beauty box – Global Glamour edition

This blog will contain spoilers about the August global glamour box by look fantastic.
If you are awaiting your box and want it to be a surprise. Stop reading now!

For all those that are still here.
I will be doing a cost break down of each product
How long it took for my box to arrive and how much I paid for the box

So firstly.
The box is £15
With that they stated the box has a worth of £40 or more.
They also stated you get 7 products with one or more being full size.

I purchased the box on the 2nd of August around 5:30pm
I received the box today, today is the 4th of August at around 8:30am

The box is delivered Royal Mail tracked& signed for
So it does arrive very quick!

So let's talk about my first impressions of the box

Before I even opened it, my first thought was, it was heavy, I had never received a beauty box that heavy before.

Once I opened the packaging I saw the box. It's a aqua blue colour with a birds eye view of the world on it (definitely goes with the name of the box)
It also has Global glamour, look fantastic written in the middle of the box in gold.
Not a huge fan of that, I much prefer there normal black and white boxes.

Upon opening the box, I notice 2 magazines, a Elle magazine and the normal look fantastic magazine.
Now I know why the box was so heavy.

If anyone has ever bought a Elle magazine you will know they are heavier then your normal magazine.
The price of this magazine is £4.30

Let's jump to the products!!

My first reaction was okaaaaay….
Wasn't really happy but wasn't really disappointed

What you get inside the box is
Mane 'n Tail shampoo and conditioner, these are sample sizes.
I actually really like this shampoo and conditioner but it wasn't something I expected to see inside this box. Considering you can buy the full size for around £5

Working out the size difference and how much you get in these compared to the full sizes. I worked these out to cost around
£2.49 each!

The next product I saw was the Lottie London Balm Ball lip hydrator.
I was sent the sent apple which is extremely strong.
Not something I would apply all day.
This is the only full size product inside the box and it retails for £4.99

We then have the Lord& Berry magic eyebrow pencil. It claims that due to its two-colour universal tip it suits all eyebrow colours.

I was sent the shade brunette
I am excited about trying this.

The full size retails for £14
Unfortunately there is nothing on the sample size to tell you how much product you get. So I've worked it out to be around £7 for the sample size.

We then have the Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm.

It claims to have anti wrinkle ingredients and has a SPF30.
Again there is nothing on the box/tube stating how much product you get but based on weight, I worked it out to be around £4 for this size. The full size product is £18

As you can see from my swatch, it is far to light for me.
I filled out my personal profile to state I had a medium skin tone. So I won't be using this.

Next we have the Gatineau gentle skin toner.
You may of received the cleanser instead of the toner.

This is another sample size.
It smells very very strong so it clearly contains alcohol, which is good for my skin. I have a oily skin type, but not good for those with dry skin.

Based on the amount of product you get, I've worked out this to cost £3.29
Full size is £26.36

Last but not least we have the Korres moisturising body milk.
It says various sents but I can't find a sent name on mine. It does however smell very very fruity.

Price for a full size product is £8.00
Based on weight I've worked this out to cost £1.75

So,
In total, this box is worth a whopping…..

£26.01

Giving us a profit of

£11.01

Which is very disappointing considering they claimed it was worth over £40!

I with they had the prices in the magazine but obviously by prices are just estimates based on weight and how much product is in each.

I am most excited to try the eyebrow pencil and read the magazine.
The rest, I'm not that interested in.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope you stick around!

I am expecting my birchbox and glossybox any day now!
I will do the same for those and at the end, based on profit, price of the box and products inside, we will see who's won the battle!

Until next time
Charlotte xo

Highend dupes!!!! 

Helloooo!!!!

For today’s blog I thought I’d talk about some dupes!

Disclaimer: some of these are not perfect dupes, they may need to be built up more or have different formulas but the colours are pretty much spot on! 

Concealer: 

High end- Urban decay naked skin, £17.50


Dupe- Collection 2000 lasting perfection £4.19 

LA girl pro concealer £5.00 


Foundation:

High end- Nars all day luminous £32.00 


Dupe- loreal Paris lumi £10.99 

High end- Clinique beyond perfecting £25.00 

Dupe- loreal infallible £8.99 

Setting powder- Laura mercier £29.99 


Dupe- nyx hd setting powder £8.99 

Coty airspun powder £8.00 


Eyeshadow: 

High end- Melt radioactive stack (yellow) £49 


Dupe- Revolutionmakeup in acid £1.00 


Lipstick: 

High end: Mac velvet teddy £15.50 


Dupe- sleek liquid lipstick in birthday suit £4.99 

Maybelline 24H beige be good £8.99


Setting spray: Urban decay all nighter setting spray £21 


Dupe: Nyx setting spray £6.00 



That is it for the dupes that I have found! I’m normally quite good at finding dupes so if there’s anything you want me to try and find, comment, let me know!

Thank you so much for reading! 

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The liquid lipstick test! Who will survive?!


Helloooo!!!

Today I thought I’d do something completely different and that is the liquid lipstick test, who will survive?! 

The lipsticks all claim to be matte, long lasting and waterproof, I put this to the test! Trust me, the winner will shock you…

The lipsticks I am using. In the order they are swatched on my arm, top to bottom are 

MUA velvet luxe 

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lime crime 

eBay ones 

Sleek

Nyx 

Max factor 

Velvet 59

Occ 

Illamasqua

Jeffree star


I would just like to add a disclaimer 

The same pressure was used on each part of my arm, there was no special treatment or me acting biased with any of the brands, I wear all these lipsticks but thought something like this may help those who don’t know the best long lasting lipstick to buy. 

On to the video! 

Enjoy

If the video doesn’t work for you. You can find it Here



I hope you enjoyed this post, it was something slightly different but I enjoyed doing it, if you want to see more little tests like this, please comment and let me know so I can make it happen! 

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40 Beauty Questions Tag

Helloooo!!! Today I thought I’d do something slightly different and do the 40 beauty questions tag. I am also going to be repeating this on my YouTube but using different questions.



How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice a day- morning and night

What skin type do you have? (dry, oily or combination)I have combination- oily skin. 

What is your current facial wash?
My current facial wash is the boots tea tree and witch hazel with red berry.


Do you exfoliate?
I do- 3 times a week

What brand do you use?
I use a Exfoliater from Avon. Literally the best one I’ve ever tried


What moisturiser do you use? 
I used loreal Paris triple active 




Do you have freckles?
I do 🙂 

Do you use eye cream?
Yes I do- I use the benefit eyecon


 Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

I do suffer from acne but right now I’m having a good skin month! 

Did you ever use ProActiv?
No idea what that even is haha

What foundation do you use?
Oh to many to even name. Think of a foundation, I probably own it haha!

How about concealer?
Same as above, I like to switch it up a lot! 

Do you know your undertone colour?
I do- I am natural 😉

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes

What brand of mascara do you use?
I prefer drug store to high end, my favourite is loreal Paris false lash superstar



Sephora or Mac?

My dream in life is to shop in sephora 

Do you have a MAC Pro-Card?
Not right now… But might be in the process of getting one 😉

What make-up tools do you use in make-up application?
Beauty blender, morphe brushes, make up geek brushes, abh brushes, real techniques brushes. Whatever I grab first really

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes and no. It depends on the look I’m doing! Some looks you don’t need a primer 

For the face?

Yes! 100%



What is your favourite eye shadow? (Colour or Shade)
Right now it’s a close tie between cherry cola from make up geek and the brick red from the shaaanxo pallet!


Do you use pencil or liquid eye-liner?
Both! 

How often do you poke your eyes with an eye liner pencil?
Everyday. Without fail

What do you think of pigment eye shadows?
Love them! When there applied correctly 

Do you use mineral makeup 
Nope, my skins to oily for that. 


What is your favourite lipstick?
Jeffree star- mannequin 


How about lip gloss? 
Tanya burr- just peachy 


What is your favourite blush?
Not really a huge fan of blush 

Do you buy make-up on e-bay?

Yes and no. I won’t buy anything branded on eBay, like eyeshadow pallets and lipsticks but I do by my coty airspun powder from America on eBay because I can’t get it anywhere else!

Do you like drug store make-up?
Yes! Love it!

Do you go to CCO’s? (Cosmetic Company Outlets)
If there was one closer then yes I would be going haha! I have been to a few though 

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I have just completed a make up course to get certified but I am a self taught Mua.

Are you clumsy in putting on make-up?
No! I’m pro

Name a make-up crime that you hate

Badly blended and muddy contour. Or really bad eyebrows. They make me sad!

Do you like colourful shades of make-up (lipstick, eye shadow) or neutral tones?

Love both!

Which celebrity always has great make-up?
Jeffree star and manny Mua. I love them… My dream is to meet them and just touch them haha 
If you could leave the house with just ONE Make-up item, what would you use?
Highlight!!! 

Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on?
Yes! Of course, do it every morning for the school run haha!

Do you think you look good even without any make-up on?

Im content with my face. Would I go to the shop with no make up on. Yes. Would I go for dinner or to the pub with no make up on. No haha!

In your opinion, what is the BEST make-up line?
Oooooooo…. This is tricky! Also not going to answer it haha

What do you think of Make-up?Make up is fun! It’s a one size fits all that has no rules! 


Thank you for reading my beauty questions tag!! If you want to do it for yourself the questions are here!  I won’t tag anyone in this but please feel free to take the questions and leave a link to my blog  for someone to find them. I couldn’t find the questions on there own and had to delete other people’s answers! It takes forever!!

How many times do you wash your face daily?

What skin type do you have? (dry, oily or combination)

What is your current facial wash?

Do you exfoliate?
What brand do you use?

What moisturiser do you use? 
Do you have freckles?
Do you use eye cream
Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Did you ever use ProActiv?

What foundation do you use?

How about concealer?

Do you know your undertone colour?

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

What brand of mascara do you use?

Sephora or Mac?

Do you have a MAC Pro-Card?

What make-up tools do you use in make-up application?
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

For the face?

What is your favourite eye shadow? (Colour or Shade)

Do you use pencil or liquid eye-liner?

How often do you poke your eyes with an eye liner pencil?
What do you think of pigment eye shadows?

Do you use mineral makeup 
What is your favourite lipstick?

How about lip gloss? 

What is your favourite blush?

Do you buy make-up on e-bay?

Do you like drug store make-up?

Do you go to CCO’s? (Cosmetic Company Outlets)

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

Are you clumsy in putting on make-up?

Name a make-up crime that you have 

Do you like colourful shades of make-up (lipstick, eye shadow) or neutral tones?

Which celebrity always has great make-up?
If you could leave the house with just ONE Make-up item, what would you use?

Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on?

Do you think you look good even without any make-up on?

In your opinion, what is the BEST make-up line?

What do you think of Make-up?


I hope you enjoyed reading the blog! 

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My favourite brow products and how to achieve “Brows on Fleek”


Products: 

Anastasia Beverly Hills spoolie brush– this is a double ended brush with a angled brush on the end. But I don’t really like the brush part of it, love the spoolie tho! 

Real techniques 202 angled liner brush– this brush is amazing for getting a precise straight line, the brush itself isn’t to stiff but also isn’t to flexible so it makes it so easy to fill in your brows! Also the tip is very sharp, not sharp like it’s going to cut you but sharp as in you can get in all the gaps in your brows to make them look full and beautiful.

Mac 194 concealer brush– I love this brush for cleaning up and carving my brows, it’s thin and the perfect shape to easily clean up without making a mess all over your pretty eyebrows!

Nyx concealer jar in porcelain– I find this is the best concealer for carving out your brows. I use the lightest shade and normally drag it down onto my eyelid as the primer for my eyeshadow.

Freedom brow pomade– I switch between 3 colours depending on my mood and the weather. I use chocolate which is a dark rich brown. I use this more when I’m feeling my grungy look or when it’s really cold outside. Don’t ask why I match my brows to the weather haha. Soft brown, soft brown I use normally on a daily basis, it’s as the same suggests, a very soft brown, depending on how light your natural eyebrows are depends on the colour pay off, mine are very light that’s why mine looks very light. (It’s what I’m wearing in the photo) and taupe. I love wearing taupe in the summer, I love ashy colours when it’s summer, I feel ashy brows look better when you have a very bronzed face (I use alot of bronzer during the summer) 

Modelco more brows– I use this after I’ve filled in my brows and cleaned them up, this helps your brows appear thicker. I use the shade light/medium. This brow gel is my favourite to use, it keeps all the hairs in place all day and doesn’t look clumpy on the eyebrow. 


Method: 

  • First using your spoolie brush through the hairs, making them all neat pretty, preferably the way you want them to sit at the end.
  • Taking a small amount of product on your angled brush, make a line on the bottom of your brow, starting from the front all the way to the tail of your brow. 
  • Do the same on the top of your brow but not bringing the product to far forward, start the line a bit more inside the eyebrow, about 1/4 in to get the faded effect, if you don’t want the faded effect then start the line from the start of the brow. 
  • Start filling in your brow, making it darker towards the tail and getting lighter towards the front, using small thin strokes until you are happy with the coverage and shape. 
  • Remember, you can keep going back if your not happy with the shape
  • Taking your concealer brush and your chosen concealer, carve out and tidy your brows, don’t rush, take your time, if you make a mistake you can always go back in with your eyebrow product.
  • Using your eyebrow gel, use most of the product in the middle of your brow, placing the hairs where you want them to sit, when there’s not a lot of product left on your brush use it on the hairs at the front of your eyebrows to make them stand up straight for that lovely faded eyebrow effect. 

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Sleek Solstice Highlight pallet- is it worth the hype?!

Yes! The time is here! My honest review on sleek’s highlight pallet in the shade Solstice. 

Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock you would of heard about this pallet. I heard about it from jeffree star on YouTube, then after him, nikkie tutorials.

Of course if my 2 favourite make up artists have been raving about something, it must be good. So that means I must buy it!! 


Oh hello me😂

First off, it comes in a standards sleek box with the shades on the front, nothing special, just sleeks normal packaging. It’s now in my bin so I can’t show you. I was far to excited to get to the magical gold mirror packaging😍 

The gold case makes the product look so classy and expensive when really we’ve only paid £9.99 for it, but no one needs to know that 😉

It looks amazing in your make up collection, just a statement bold gold amazing pretty pallet. 

Now, when you get over how beautiful the case it and actually decide to open it, you will see 4 highlights and a brush. 

It contains 1 cream highlight and 3 powder highlights 


It also has a very nice mirror so you can look at your glowey face all day! 

The sides inside the pallet are 

  • Ecliptic- this is the cream highlight, it is a dark rose pink shade, could almost pass for rose gold. 
  • Hemisphere- this is a beautiful marble pink colour, this looks like a baked highlight, it contains some silver pigment as well as pink.
  • Subsolar- this is a light gold colour, looks more yellow then gold, more like a custard colour. 
  • Equinox- this is a peachy orangey colour, again this looks baked as it has some silver includes with the orange. 


Before I show you the swatches, I want to show you the colours close up and personal, these photos are using the flash so you can see the full effect

  • Ecliptic 
  • Hemisphere
  • Equinox

All of the highlights are very smooth. One swipe and you get alot of pigment. 

So here’s the swatches- 

First I will show them without the flash.

Shades from Left-right 

Equinox, subsolar, hemisphere, ecliptic.


And now with the flash. Swatches are in the same order as before 


I mean come on now…. This was from one swipe, I didn’t have to build the colour up at all! I literally have no faults with this pallet, all of the colours are beautiful, my favourites are hemisphere and Equinox they are absolutely stunning!

I was really worried about receiving this after the nightmare and fail that was the sleek eyeshadow pallet

If you want to check that out I shall link it Here

So all in all, yes, this item is 100% worth the hype!!!

If your wanting to buy it, I would sign up for email notifications with superdrug to find out when it’s back in stock. This little baby sells out within seconds. 

They restocked it yesterday at 12, it was sold out by 2!! 

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