Honest About Beauty

Monday, 26 June 2017

Miss Sporty Really Me Stick Foundation


I've noticed it's taking low budget brands quite a while to jump on the stick foundation band wagon. So far, in my drugstore, I've only seen one from NYC. I wonder if MUA, Essence or Catrice Cosmetics will ever launch one because I think it's interesting and very different, formula wise, from what we're used to see in the drugstore. On a trip to the Netherlands I passed by Miss Sporty's makeup display and there I did find one. I love the packaging and the name, it's called the Miss Sporty Really Me Second Skin Effect Foundation.
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

KIKO Mini Divas Baked Bronzer Review


It's been a while since I've picked up a product from KIKO Milano. I like the brand but often times when I pay their shops a visit I leave empty handed, not so sure why. This past weekend however, it was a little different. The newest limited edition called 'Mini Divas' caught my eye and I was all over the Mini Baked Bronzer in 02 Essential Biscuit. I have an ELF bronzer just like it, and it is one of my absolute staples. I use it as a part of my makeup base all the time so I wanted to see whether this one from KIKO could be similar, if not better!
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Monday, 19 June 2017

Essence Blushplay Palette Review


The Essence Cosmetics Blushplay palette was already launched a couple of months ago but it's taken me until now to actually purchase it and slowly but surely fall in love with it. It's no secret that I'm obsessed with Essence makeup and even though not every product is a hit, the brand does surprise me over and over again and this product is just that, a nice surprise! Let's have a look at this gorgeous and super affordable sculpting blush palette!
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Primark PS Cotton Candy Palette Review


Primark has been releasing the cutest palettes lately! Their most recent addition being the Primark PS Cotton Candy Eyes, Lips & Face Palette and the PS Eye Candy Eyeshadow Palette. I picked up the first one, as I really loved the selection of eye and face products. The eyeshadow palette instead comes with 9 eyeshadows. This collection also comes with 3 Cotton Candy PS Super Matte Lipsticks and 3 Eye Candy Eye Pigments. Everything is super affordable and, I mean, who doesn't need a dose of pink makeup once in a while? I do! Let's have a look!
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Monday, 12 June 2017

How To Self Medicate When You Suffer From Depression & Anxiety


Many of you who follow my mental health journey, and my struggle with depression and anxiety, seem to be under the impression that I am medicated. Let me break some news for you here: I am not. I am not on antidepressants and I don't take any medicine for my anxiety. While there is no shame in being medicated for a mental illness this is not a topic that has ever been addressed for me even though I am in treatment, and I have chosen to be okay with it, for now. I do however self medicate, every day, and here's how.
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Friday, 9 June 2017

The Most Expensive Lipsticks I Own


I get asked pretty often why I don't blog about high end makeup products and the answer is quite simple really: I can't afford it, and to be honest, I don't really mind. Is there content that I cannot create because of that, and things that I miss out on? Absolutely, but I'm making the best of my situation, and as I said, I don't really mind because I genuinely love low budget cosmetics. I do have a couple of high end makeup products in my stash however and those were definitely splurges, or things I bought when I still had a job, let's face the facts. I mentioned on Snapchat the other day how my boyfriend bought me a €12 lipstick and how I thought that was expensive, I received a couple comments about it so I decided to blog about it and feature the most expensive lipsticks from my makeup collection. Let's have a look!
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

BUDGET TIP: Garnier Skin Care & Hair Care


Garnier is a brand that has quickly become my go-to in the drugstore for hair care and skin care. It started with their famous Micellar Water and later on with their amazing range of shampoos. I feel like they really hit the nail on the head with their products, they are affordable and you all know I love a good bargain. Today I want to share with you my Garnier favorites and absolute staples for the upcoming Summer season!
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Friday, 2 June 2017

2B Illuminating Correcting Cream Review


The 2B Colours makeup brand has three 'cream' face products in their collection: a BB cream, a CC cream and the Illuminating Correcting Cream. Ever since the 2B Illuminating Correcting Cream hit the shelves I've been obsessed with it. It's super affordable and it works wonders! Next to my Miss Sporty 10H Liquid Concealer, it is my go-to for all of my makeup looks and here's why!
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