Product Review #2 : Charcoal Products

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and in the beauty industry, charcoal seems to be a big thing recently because a bunch of people realises its actually good for your skin and such. So last week I went into town and bought three products with charcoal in it and have decided to do a product review to see for myself if this stuff is any good.

Product #1

charcoal detox cleanser

SCORE – 5/10

This one I found by accident as it was in a home goods store so their main priority isn’t beauty products. When I squeezed some onto my hand it wasnt black, it was more of a grey colour. When I applied it to my face instaed of going bubbly like soap, it sort of went to a paste. I might not have used enough water or something, I don’t know. However, after using this 7 nights running before going to bed, I have woken up to very smooth skin  and I shall keep using it, which is why it has gotten a 5.

Product #2

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SCORE – 7/10

I didn’t think this was going to work as well as a charcoal pore face mask because i felt like it would have just sat on top of my skin and acted like a wax strip, unlike a liquid face mask which sinks into the pores. Even though I was correct that it isn’t as good as a face mask, it did exceed my expectations in the end. Because when I inspected the strip afterwards, i did discover that it actually pulled out – not all – but a few of my pores. Therefore I think it a good buy. I was a bit painful to take off but that wasn’t a surprise to me, although it was a surprise that my nose felt a bit numb for 20 minutes after that, but it was nothing to worry about in the end.

Product #3

charcoal toothpaste

SCORE – 9.5/10

Black is the new white when it comes to this teeth whitening toothpaste. It is the best! I bought  2 boxes from Superdrug for £4.99 buy one get the second half price. After using this toothpaste for 9 days I can already see a difference. For this to really work you have to use this everyday. I’m definitely going to switch to this toothpaste and use it all the time from now on, because it does the job and it’s well worth the money. The reason it didn’t get a ten is because the minty taste is a little too strong than I would have liked but that doesn’t stop me from loving it.

That’s all for now guys!

Viola over and out xxx

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Happy Halloween!

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and I am back! If your wondering why I was gone, I just completed my  Health and Safety exam which was quite difficult, and I just couldn’t find the time to study for that and keep up a blog, so I just decided to take some time off to do that and to just take a breather. But I have returned now so happy days!

As you know it’s Halloween and I don’t really dress up in costumes, but I LOVE doing facepaint makeup looks, and these are some of my personal favourites.

1. Scratch Cuts

This is a great tutorial by Nadine Mayerhofer on YouTube. To get the 3D affect she uses liquid latex which I did see at my local Supermarket when I went to buy white face paint and fake blood. I didn’t buy it though because I am allergic to the powder in latex gloves so I didn’t know how I would react to it. When I tried this look I used red and brown eyeshadow and fake blood which dries.

2. The Chelsea Smile

If you like the more gory and realistic looking face makeup then this is perfect for you. This Chelsea Smile was made by goldiestarling and she uses 3rd degree silicone modeling compound which you can buy online.

3. The Slasher Masher 

This Freddie vs Jason combo was created by Madeyewlook and she is awesome! If you love scary movies she has tutorials for Billy from Saw, Chucky and more, or if you like less scary things you can check out her tutorials for Anna from Frozen, emoji faces, snapchat filters and many more.

4. The Melting Skull Face

This is by Desi Perkins and it is incredible looking. I tried this look and it went so well.

That’s all for now guys!

Viola over and out xxx

Fuller Lips that Last all Day

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and today I’m going to show you MY way to get fuller Lips just like Kylie Jenner without needing surgery, and that also doesn’t empty your purse.
This is what my lips look like on a regular basis without any makeup or anything.

I know what your thinking, a little thin and boring. I agree with you. To make them bigger I don’t do that silly Kylie Jenner challenge that you all know about, because you’ve seen what happens when it goes horribly wrong and I would be mortified if that happened to me while getting ready for a big night out on the town. No, my way is different. MY WAY is to create the illusion that I have bigger lips.

The first thing I do is I use a toothbrush to scrub my lips a bit to get a little more blood circulation in my lips. This makes them look a little fuller but it doesn’t make your lips swell up to a large size.

The second step is to moisturise. I use Simple Facial Soothing Toner. It’s dirt cheap, it is alcohol free and it is a nice base. I apply this on my lips and on the skin around the lip area. You don’t have to do this step but my lips get dry so I do this just to make sure.

The third step is lipliner. I use a pink lipliner that is a little darker than my natural lip colour, and in the middle of my lip I ever so slightly over line just past my natural lip line. I don’t over line at the corners unless I want to look like a duck, so as the pencil travels to the corners it gradually meets the natural lipline. Then I add some lipliner on the sides of my lip, then I smudge that in slightly so it looks like this.

And finally the last step is the lipstick.

Now I don’t know about you, but I love to wear bright coloured lipsticks because they’re so fun and they make a statement, and  I think there is a colour for every occasion. For example, I wear lipstick everyday to college, but it’s not the sort of place that you would wear bright blue or red, so I stick with a nude matte lipstick, but it is tinted a little pink so it’s still fun and bright. However, the lipstick I will use today is a colour that you would wear for a party or a nightclub.

I am using a matte lipstick from the Rimmel London Provocalips collection, and the best thing about this lipstick is that it lasts all day. Plus it doesn’t get on anything because it dries, so you won’t be getting lipstick stains on your glass at all, and you won’t need to go to the bathroom to refresh it every 5 minutes. This one is a lovely reddish-purple shade and it looks lovely.

Here is the finished look.


That’s all for now guys! Viola over and out xxx

Then Eyebrows on Fleek

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and I’ve actually been planning this post for a long time because in order to do this, I had to leave my eyebrows alone for a long ass time. 

Now my eyebrows I believe are one of my best features and I usually maintain them to keep them looking nice, but I let them run wild and do their own thing so I could do a before and after blog on shaping eyebrows. I had to live with the worst eyebrows for 2 freaking months! If that isn’t dedication I don’t know what is.

Anyways, this is what they looked like before vs after.

Its an awfully sight, I know, but I think they turned out pretty good.

To get my brows like this, firstly I combed my brows with a brow brush so the hairs were straight.

Secondly, I used wax. It sounds painful, but the results are worth it. I used this wax for most of it. I applied it all along the top, around the tail and at the bridge of the nose.

The last step, I used a pair of tweezers to get the last few hairs that i missed to really make my brows on fleek.

Here is what my brows look like with makeup on to see the true finished results.

Thats all for now guys! Viola over and out xxx

How to Keep a Clear Complexion 

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and I’m afraid today is gonna be a short blog as I am very busy, but anyways enjoy.

Now, if you don’t know already my skin is sensitive so I tend to come out in a rash if a product I try doesn’t agree with my skin, for an example I can’t use Garnier sunscreen or any sunscreen with a high SPF. Fortunately I have found 2 products that not only have agreed with my skin, but have also worked for me.


The first product is Simple Oil Balancing Exfoliating Wash. It’s a clear gel hat acts just like face cream. It moisturises your skin and has properties that help prevent pimples, acne and blemishes from forming. You are very unlikely to react badly to it as well.

The second product is an E45 Dry Skin Treatment Cream. I tend to get dry skin around my nose so I apply this in the morning and the evening around my nose and under the eyes. It really works and it isn’t that expensive.

That’s all for now guys.

Viola over and out xxx

Product Review

wp-1471187497977.jpegHey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and as I bought some new Makeup products last Tuesday I decided to try them out and do a review on them so you guys know if they’re any good.

Product 1 – Revolution Pro Fix Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray

Score – 7/10

I quite like this product. The packaging is quite presentable, It’s not to big so you can easily take it when you travel, and it does work. My eyeliner tends to fade a little after a couple hours, but after using this product my eyeliner didn’t fade all day. The difference from using to not using this product is definitely noticeable and I like it. The reason it didn’t get a 10 was on one occasion I had to pat a little access spray that didn’t set in off of my cheek which you shouldn’t really need to do, but that doesn’t make me dislike it.

Product 2 – Revolution 3 Highlighter Powder Palette

Score – 1000/10

I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!!! This highlighter is so freaking amazing, a cannot even put it into words. There is a light gold shade, a light pink shade and a light purple shade. It blends beautifully, The packaging is so attractive and it’s beautiful! I cant find anything wrong with this highlighter, it’s that perfect.

Product 3 – Collection Eye Brow Kit in Brunette

Score – 8/10

My eyebrows are quite dark so they are visible without makeup, but they look bare and their shape isn’t entirely how I would like them to be. With this product you get 3 shades, light brown for the start of the brow, a darker brown for the middle and black for the tail, and they blend together really nicely. Before trying it I was a little worried that the shades would be too dark and it would look like I taped slugs to my face, but luckily I was worrying about nothing. If you only use a tiny bit of black for the tail you can get beautifully shaped brows that’ll last all day. Moreover, with this product you get more for your money. As well as the 3 shades, you get two brushes and a clear brow mascara that sticks your eyebrows to your face so you don’t have to worry about rain and sweat so much. It only gets an 8 because as your applying it, the black can smudge a little onto your skin so you have to be a little careful, but you can cover any smudge marks with foundation so its all good.

Product 4 – Collection Primed and Ready Primer

Score – 9/10

This is a great base to use before foundation. It blends into your skin really nicely, you can use it without using makeup after to get a nice matte look, it acts as a pore minimiser and it has anti-blemish properties. Moreover, it’s small packaging means that it can easily fit in your bag without taking up too much space. However, as it is clear it’s a little hard to tell if you applied it everywhere on your face, which is why it isn’t a 10.

Viola over and out xxx

 

What’s in my Makeup Collection

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and this is my first makeup blog. I’m so excited!!!
Today, I’m going to show you what I have and like to use in my Makeup Collection to start off my new Makeup Blog. So grab yourself some Starbucks because this is gonna be a doozie.

First off, let’s start off with foundation, concealer and contour.

For the base I like to use Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation in the Light Vanilla 51 shade as my skin is a little pale, and I use a blending sponge to blend it in so it doesn’t go all cakey. Now my skin is quite sensitive so I have to watch what products I use to avoid coming out in a rash, but this has never reacted badly to my skin and it gives the look of a clear complextion which I love.

I tend to get redness around my nose a lot but the Sleek Colour Corrector Pallette solves that problem nicely. The blue is great for the redness and for freckles, the green helps to cover scars and marks and the yellow is great for dark circles under the eyes.

On top of this makeup palette I like to use the Revolution Ultra Professional Cover and Concealer Pallette in Light. I wouldn’t recommend it for contour as the shades are too similar. However, I love to use it for the redness around my nose, my freckles and my scars and marks. If you want to use this pallette, I would advise practising with it as it is easy to get it smeary and cakey, but if you know what your doing you can achieve significant results.

For contour I love to use the Freedom Pro Strobe Cream Pallette. The shades are perfect, it blends really well and with the right tools you can end up with a beautiful contour. It does come with a flat brush which does work really well, but I think it works best with oval brushes which you can buy online.

However, if I want to go for a less dramatic and more natural look for the day I use Rimmel BB cream as the base as it moisturises and refreshes my skin while acting as a subtle foundation at the same time, and to finish the look I use Maybelline Master Sculpt powder for contour. I use a large powder brush to get this more natural look.

Secondly, the eyes and the brows.

At the moment I don’t use expensive brand eyeshadows as I don’t like to spend too much and I know the brand stuff works better, but in my opinion the cheaper stuff is just as good. I use eyeshadow pallettes that vary from 0-5 pounds which results in me saving money. In my opinion, any eyeshadow works, it doesn’t matter what you use.

The same goes with eyeliner. I bought a liquid eyeliner from Poundland and it works just as well as the brand stuff. For a more dramatic look I use a black eyeliner pot that I bought from Claire’s which came with a silver brush. However, if I want a more natural look I use brown eyeliner, it works just as well as black. You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds for eyeliner.

Although, with mascara it’s a slightly different story. The cheap mascaras never worked for me. They were clumpy, they smeared and they were dreadful. If you want long, volumized lashes, your gonna need to spend a bit more money. During the day I use Collection NO Clumps Definition Mascara. It really works and your lashes look longer. However, if I want to go all out with the big, bold, defining lashes without using false lashes, I use and recommend the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Flex Mascara. It is outstanding and it’s perfect for a girls night out.

For the brows I just use brown eyeshadow but that’s just temporary, I’m getting some proper eyebrow makeup soon.

Last and not least, lips.

Out of all the different types of lipstick, I’m a matte girl. My favourite matte lipstick is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Collection. I only have one shade which is the ‘Don’t pink of it 10’ shade. The reason I don’t have them all it that they’re £8.99 each in Superdrug, and I don’t have that kind of money to spend on just lipsticks. One problem about these lipsticks is that it doesn’t dry or set. If your wearing it and you have a drink, it’s gonna get on your mug. In conclusion if I want a lipstick that dries and doesn’t come off as easy, I like to use the Rimmel London Provocalips collection. It comes with a clear top coat that locks in the colour and makes it last longer.

If I don’t want matte I have the Sleek Candy Tint Balm and the So…Kiss Me Lip Balm. I also have one lip balm and one lipgloss that was a freebie from a magazine but they work really well.

That’s all for now guys! I hope you enjoyed my first makeup blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’ll probably do these blogs once a week and don’t worry, I have lots of ideas up my sleeve.

Viola over and out xxx

NEW MAKEUP CHANNEL

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola and today I have some exciting news! On Sunday 7th August I will Upload my First Makeup Blog!!! My makeup blogs will cover everything, from tutorials to product reviews, to before and afters and even some helpful tips and tricks that will make things easier for you.

Now bearing in mind I am an anonymous blogger and I would like to keep my identity private unless I choose to reveal my identity. In conclusion, for now on my channel it’ll just be written blogs, but possibly in the future i might make voice records or even videos, but if I do, not all of my face will be shown.

Don’t worry though, I promise that won’t get in the way of my makeup blogs and I will make loads for you lot.

Stay swagalicious guys! Viola over and out xxx