15 Facts about ME you didn’t know!

I’ve only just come to the realisation that I haven’t really introduced myself on my blog. Firstly you guys know my name but not much about me. So I thought why don’t I share 15 facts about myself so you guys can get to know me and I can get to know all of you.

15 Facts about me:-

  1. I’m 19 years old
  2. I’m currently at university and about to start my second year
  3. I have one sibling (sister)
  4. I have a YouTube channel & Vlog channel
  5. Makeup is a passion of mine (although I’m not very good at it, I wish I was though)
  6. I have two dogs and two guinea pigs
  7. I live in my own flat with my boyfriend
  8. I’m in a relationship
  9. I love to read crime novels in my spare time (James Patterson’s in particular)
  10. I have seriously curly hair (I mean check out the photo of me for proof, it’s really curly)
  11. As well as attending uni, I have a part-time job, do youtube and blogging (I like to keep myself busy and always stay more organised when I am).
  12. My favourite app is Twitter and I’ve made so many friends through it that are fellow bloggers and youtubers such as Kerry Lynne, Samantha (SAMBAAAA_ ),  Sophie (socialinfluencee). Twitter is an amazing platform for connecting with others. Such as the Influencer RT  an amazing page set up by Sophie and run by 8 bloggers, the page is a positive page and supports both the blogging and YouTube community so definitely go and check them out and share some love and positivity.
  13. I love exploring new places and countries. Which sometimes can be hard as I suffer from anxiety and struggle the most in new places but at the same time I love it.
  14. My favourite colour is Khaki, I’m obsessed with the colour, the majority of my clothes are khaki it’s just a lovely colour that matches with almost everything and looks gorgeous.
  15. Last fact is I see myself as a positive person, I try to see the positive side of everything. I try to avoid any negativity that I don’t need. I’d like to try and be more positive and share that on my twitter. Using that platform to help others too.

I hope this has helped you guys get to know me more? Please comment some facts about yourself too as I would love to get to know you guys and chat.

-Brooke-

My Top 3 Drugstore Concealers

Trying to find the best concealer for you seems like an impossible task?! But trying to find one from the drugstore seems even harder. If you are like me and want a concealer that’s not only affordable but has good coverage then I have got 3 concealers, I think you may fall in love with. I have tried multiple concealers from the drugstore to find the best ones there is.

My Top 3 Concealers are…..Collection Lasting Perfection

  • Maybelline Eraser Eye
  • Bourjois Radiance Reveal

I’ve found that these three concealers are the best for people who have pale skin, like a medium to full coverage and don’t want to spend loads of money.

 Collection

The cheapest concealer is the Collection which is a truly well loved concealer within the youtube community. Most beauty bloggers would say Collection is their favourite drugstore concealer. Following that is Bourjois, this was a recent discovery for me. After I heard Zoe Sugg mention it in her videos. It’s still an affordable concealer and comes in beautiful packaging. Lastly, is the Maybelline concealer. This is also a well raved about concealer within the beauty community. However it is on the pricey side in my opinion for the drugstore.

When comparing the three concealers next to each other there is quite a range of colours to say that I picked up the lightest shade up for each concealer. The Collection definitely wins the palest competition and I would highly recommend that people who are pale check this concealer out first. Bourjois follows second, just a little bit darker. Maybelline comes last based on shade range and disappointingly isn’t very pale at all and is too dark under my eyes.

The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is one of my all time favourite drugstore concealers! I swear by the product and cannot highly enough recommend this concealer to people. With it’s low cost and amazing colour range it suits everyone. Collection recently added colour correcting concealers to their range too. This concealer has a creamy consistency and blends out easy underneath the eyes. It is long-lasting if set properly, I like to bake under my eyes with a loose powder to ensure the concealer doesn’t move throughout the day and lasts longer.

 Bourjois

The Bourjois Radiance Reveal is a newer addition to my concealer collection. and I have to say I absolutely love it! The coverage of this concealer is lovely it balances out any dark circles under my eyes and makes them appear bright and more glowy. This product is creamy and glides onto your skin when applying. It is easy to blend out and definitely buildable if you would like more coverage.

 Maybelline

Many people have heard of this product as it is highly talked about. However, I was disappointed when I purchased the lightest shade to find it is somewhat quite dark. The concealer is in fact darker then my foundation. So underneath my eyes it creates a semi circle of orange. Which isn’t too flattering. I would recommend when purchasing this product you check it out in person. As if you are pale like me this product may be too dark for you. The concealer has a lovely consistency and is definitely a medium, more on the full side cover. The only other issue I have is the applicator. I’ve found the product gathers in it and sits which is quite unhygienic.

Overall, if I had to rate these products I think my number one would be collection just because of the price and the range of shades offered. Closely followed by Bourjois, a brilliant lighter concealer which makes under your eyes look brightened. Sadly, although I love the Maybelline concealer. I wish they would bring out more shades with a lighter option for paler people. As the product is amazing.

If you guys have any favourite drugstore concealers. Let me know as I’d love to try more out?

– Brooke –

ARE THEY WORTH THE HYPE?Tanya Burr Cosmetic

So I recently purchased the newest additions to Tanya Burr’s Cosmetic range. I have been a fan of Tanya for quite a few years now after discovering her through youtube. However, when she announced she was launching her own cosmetic brand I was a bit sceptical about the products and how they would compare to others within the beauty industry.

After hearing many good reviews I thought I would try out some of her new additions to her existing cosmetic line. I picked up three items; the cheek illuminator, contour stick and illuminating powder. First of all I have to say just on appearance I would rate the products a 10/10. The packaging is a mix of silver, gold and rose gold which is visually pleasing and looks elegant and classy. However, I thought the only way to really know how pigmented and effective each product was, would be to test them. 

Cheek illuminator

The first product the cheek illuminator has a creamy consistency which is very similar to the Benefit Watts up. It is pigmented and gives a gorgeous natural sheen to the cheek bone. Creating an effortless highlight that is stunning when the light hits your face. I would recommend applying this product with your finger. As the creamy consistency can move products you have already applied when gliding the stick along your face.

 Contour Stick

The contour stick was the product I was most scared of. As I am pale but also have never owned a cream contour and saw it as something very risky and daunting. However, from one use I am already in love with this product! The consistency once again is creamy and glides on the skin and the shade (Light/Medium) is amazing for people of a paler skin colour. The contour did not look harsh or muddy as I expected.

But created a natural hollowed out effect on my cheekbone and created a beautiful structure to my face. I’ve experimented with how much product is needed and found, drawing a line closely under your cheek bones and then three dots along your temple/forehead creates a natural contour which can be easily built up for a more dramatic look. To blend this product in I used the Real Techniques contour brush which was amazing at seamlessly blending the product into my skin and avoided the contour looking muddy/gathering in one area.

 Illuminating Powder

Lastly, the illuminating powder which is described as a product that adds a subtle flush to the cheeks as well as illuminating. This product is super pigmented and requires a tiny bit when applying. The colour is lovely and creates exactly what it says, a lovely flush of pink that has highlighting values as well. This product can be used as a blush or highlight as the product is extremely pigmented, so a little bit goes a long way. The packaging of this product is slim, which makes it easy to slide into your makeup bag. Tanya also has three other shades of illuminating powder, a bronze colour which could be used as a bronzer or eyeshadow and a beautiful champagne highlighting colour.

Overall

Overall, I love all of the Tanya Burr Cosmetic products I have tried. I would highly recommend you to try them out. From the sleek and stylish packaging to the super pigmented products. These makeup pieces are staples especially for summer to create that perfect summer glow. I love how the packaging is easy to take when travelling. From the contour and illuminating stick which is perfect for slipping into your makeup bag. Compared to a contour palette. The illuminating powder is slim which is perfect for fitting into a crowded makeup bag.

Let me know if you have tried any of Tanya’s products?

– Brooke-