Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Hi my Sweeties! 
Todays review is a little foundation i picked up a few weeks ago after receiving a small sample some time before. i was impressed by the sample i received but felt i needed longer to try the product out and see if it lives up to the things it states it does! The foundation states the vitamin enriched formula leaves skin looking healthier and renewed & also contains SPF 20

Of course being only 16 my skin doesn't really need to look renewed & my skin is quite healthy as it is (Lets keep it that way,touch wood!) However this foundation does leave me with a nice dewy look but NO GLITTER CHUNKS finally! i hate foundations that have those weird glittery chunks, it does not do justice to my skin! 

I Received my sample in 005 Light beige and this colour was a match made in HEAVEN! so i purchased the exact same colour in full and was not let down! Wearing it through the day i found it did not go patchy in any of the dry spots of my face which is a win, however it did seem to transfer a little even though it states its a non transfer foundation, Although this doesn't really bug me i find it a slight false advertisement. the coverage of this foundation is about medium and blends well with just your fingers but a brush finish is also great. 

If your looking for a decent foundation to last all day and you don't mind a little transfer i would recommend this product, however i do not think il be repurchasing as i have other foundations i truly love to much to let go. But for £8.99 from boots you cant got wrong and is perfect if your just starting out! :D

Have you guys tried this product yet? What are your thoughts, Comment below I will reply to all you beauties :)


OMG WHAAAAT first review of the lovely month of June! or you could call this a first impressions? pick your fancy and put it in your pocket! SO onto the actual producty stuff i brought this a couple of weeks ago from my avon rep but kinda forgot about it in the back of my bag (ooh naughty) and found it again a few days ago when i decided to clean the pit of doom. i have no idea how much this was, i imagine it was around £7-8 but im not too sure. 

I Brought the colour palette 'Healthy Glow' and when i first swatched the eyeshadows the white/cream colour came through with alot more gold flecks than i first imagined. i was not disappointed i just didn't really expect this, however it is a very pretty colour. The other colour is more of a baked brown with also flecks of gold as an undertone. 

when i first tried the shadows the white was alot more pigmented than the brown, however i feel if you used these colours together you could get a very light, natural smokey eye. the texture is soft and quite fluffy like my other avon eyeshadows, anything other than this is really not expected from avon as there quality is very good for the price you pay. 

As you can see from the swatches the colours are very beautiful but i feel you could get colours the same from many other brands and very different prices. however if your an avon junkie like me i would definitely purchase this item just as it could be a very good everyday staple. 

If you already own this or are planning on trying it make sure to tell me in the comments ;3 

Have a fantastic day! Dottie xox 

I'm Back!

After a long amount of time im back on the blogging block (is that even a phrase, it is now.) The time i was away iv managed to break my camera, so im now currently taking photos from my ipod 4th gen, ew, but were going to have to roll with it since i cant afford a new one :(

So since we last spoke i have gone on a few little shopping trips so expect some hauls with a few reviews and other little goodies here and there :D another BIG change is that i recently cut my hair just above my shoulders & re dyed it a shocking blue color, hurray ;3 AND i also purchased this steal of a dress from primark for only £5 GUYS! if thats not a bargain then i don't know what is!

 i recently ordered some Lush hair extensions for my birthday, so when they arrive i will definitely be doing an unboxing/ first impressions ;D

So, i shall now leave you on a photo of some adorable llamas or alpacas, im not sure whats, what but they just look adorable, so have a fantastic day ;3

 x x

Monday, 3 February 2014

Collection Super Size Mascara Review!

Hello Beauties!

So today's review is going to be on something i have fallen in love with from the very first application, i picked up this mascara about a month ago as i had run out of my much loved Avon super shocked mascara. i do believe this mascara cost me about £2.99 from boots which is SUPER cheap compared to some hyped L'Oreal ones. 

One coat of mascara! :)
As you can tell from the photo above, it did add length but not as much volume, i did not expect there to be much volume as when a brand says its specially for lengthening, that's pretty much all its going to do. but personally i love this mascara considering its only £2.99 you cannot really go wrong.
Usually this stays on all day with no fallout and without having to re apply. 

The brush of this mascara is your basic applicator, but i did notice compared to other cheap brands it is considerably thicker and bigger in size. the mascara formula itself is yet to dry out and i have had this for about a month and a little bit, this gives me faith in collections mascaras and im definitely going to pick up more on my next trip to boots :)

-x Dottie x- 

Friday, 31 January 2014

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

Hi beauties! :)

So i thought it was time after 2 months of wearing this foundation nearly everyday to finally write a review! i picked this foundation up from my local boots for £5.99 on offer, the price instantly won me over, £5.99 for a foundation is pretty good in my opinion.

This foundation claims it lasts up to 25 hours, i don't stay up that long but while i have it on i have noticed it does not budge, i sometimes get shiny in my T zone, but that's expected as my T zone gets VERY oily even with my mac studio sculpt foundation. 

I brought this in the shade 100 Ivory and i have to say it matches my skin perfectly and requires very little blending to get an even color,this foundation would be great for beginners as you don't need to use a brush to get an even tone. The coverage of this foundation is a medium coverage as its not too sheer but also not full coverage as your still going to need some concealer :)

i would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a medium coverage foundation for everyday use, as its light and does not need topping up very often. its also pretty great for the price!

-x Dottie x-

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

DIY Hair Mask For Dry And Damaged Hair!

Hi my beauties! 
I've been using this mask for a couple of months now as i dyed my hair blue, meaning i had to bleach it quite a few times before the dye would take! (blog post on my blue hair coming soon) after this i was left with the most dry and frizzy hair i could imagine so i decided to do a little research! 

You will need :

  • 1 or 2 eggs (depending on your hair length) 
  • 1 table spoon of egg mayo 
  • 1 tea spoon of lemon juice (bottled or squeezed) 
  • A few drops of olive oil

Mix all of these ingredients into a bowl, then apply to your hair & leave for about 30 - 40 minutes, massaging in every 10-15 minutes :) you can also wrap your hair in cling film or a shower cap to lock in heat or blast regularly with a hair dryer! once finished jump in the shower and wash with a gentle shampoo & condition!

i wouldn't recommend using a deep cleansing shampoo as this is going to strip the hair of all the goodness you have just applied, as cleansing shampoos are stronger than your everyday shampoo as it is meant to remove any residue of hair product. 

this mask is going to reduce frizz and also restore shine & protein to make your hair look glossy and new! :)

-x Dottie x- 

Sunday, 26 January 2014

BC Classic Eyeshadows Palette Review

Ah the world of eyeshadows! 
Today im going to be reviewing a palette i picked up from my local bargain shop,i had never heard of this brand but my impressions so far are GREAT :D yay cheap makeup! this palette cost me around £2.59 and has a total of 8 everyday eyeshadows ranging from matte browns to subtle blues :D

The consistency of these shadows are super creamy! i love them, there really easy to blend and im sure you could achieve a smokey eye look with some of the beautiful blues! iv been really getting my wear out of these shadows as they have made their selves home in my everyday makeup bag,woot :) 
im sorry about the crappy photo, my camera don't do these colors justice, considering the price, i think these eyeshadows are great for anyone who is looking for a range of eyeshadows they can use for starting out, as you get a mix of all the colors you could possibly want! 
-x Dottie x-

Friday, 24 January 2014

Skin Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion Review

Being a 16 year old, i tend to get a few spot (maybe more than a few) so im ALWAYS looking for ways to keep them back or to prevent them, i had heard that the skin clear range was very similar to Clearasil but the price being a few pounds cheaper, this cost me £1.49 from my local Boots store which i didn't mind paying. 
i noticed over a few weeks that a little of this really went a long way! after washing my face on the morning i would apply this to cotton pad then swipe along my face in places where im prone to breakouts, i would then follow with their spot stick (review coming soon)

after using this for a couple of weeks i can see my skin is considerably smoother & my blackheads near my nose and chin are practically gone, straight away after applying i noticed my face felt a little tight but only lasted 2 minutes and was not unbearable. This product is one of the best black head / spot prevention cleansing lotions i have ever tried, it reduces there appearance while also keeping them away for good,
will definitely be repurchasing! :) 

-x Dottie x- 

Seventeen 16 Hour Wear Gel Eyeliner Review

 Ah the joys of eyeliner!            
Eyeliner is key in my everyday makeup routine as i have quite large glasses, so my eyes look like peas, no joke. so i like to 'outline' the lid a little so it appears i have eyes. i have been doing this for years and i'm very picky on what eyeliner tickles my fancy, and which make me run away in fear. 

This eyeliner applied to my eyelids like butter. Being a gel eyeliner it gives a more defined look,however that's what i LOVE in an eyeliner, unless i'm looking for a more smokey kind of eye then i would rather use a kohl. The wear on this product states it can last up to 16 hours, i tried to put this to the test as great as i could, however i don't usually wear my makeup for 16 hours, Bummer i know :( but for the 5-6 hours this product was on my eyelids it pretty much stayed place, only smudging on the edges a little dab. the color had faded from a very BAM IN YOUR FACE OMG BLACK EYELINER black, to a more subtle and a little dulled down, considering this product states it stays for 16 hours, i have doubts it would look great at the end of the day. 

also if your considering buying this as your first eyeliner, i would not  recommend this if you don't have the right brushes, as the brush that comes with the eyeliner is just sad your better of buying a gel such as the MUA gel eyeliner that comes with a GREAT mini brush that's attached to the pot. 

-x Dottie x-