Top 5 favourite beauty products in 2017

The change of the year is a time for reflection; not of what you have achieved but how much money you have spent on beauty products.

Here are what we think are the best beauty products we bought in 2017.

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1.BITE BEAUTY. Fruit scrub- whipped cherry.

Remember the smell of Harribo Tangfastics??? Well…this smells just like it! Everything about this products is 10 out of 10. The texture is thick, yet light and whipped. This exfoliator manages to moisturise and remove all that dead skin, yum, in one go. Leaving your lips silky smooth and 100% kissable..form an orderly queue boyyyss.

The scrub came in our bespoke lipstick pack (BITE BEAUTY- Lip Lab)

2.BITE BEAUTY Amuse Bouche lipstick

2017 was the year of liquified lip products. We tried so many.. MAC, Kylie… which cracked on our lips –truly gross. As we are not crackheads, these products were placed to one side and the ultimate liquified product came into view! The Amuse Bouche is incredible! It’s highly pigmented and moisturising, which drys as a satin finish, for us everything you need in a liquid lip! It also smells ammmmaaazzzing, better than mums lasagne! Also, the packaging should be admired, simplicity at its best!

3.NYX neon ultimate

How did we ever created an eye look without this palette??! The build-able shadows add a pop of colour to any look. We adore the pinks and oranges in this palette, we tend to whack a colour through the crease and strut out the door. The best thing about the palette is that it is so wearable…you know… to Waitrose, Wagamamas, Waikiki..wherever you go, you’ll be best in show.

4.KAT VON D ‘everlasting’ liquid lip

I think this product is still on mads’ lip…. its been 4 weeks. The swatch is definitely still on her hand! This doesn’t move, crack or change in colour. It is amazing for a nightout- no matter how many toffee vodka shots you have, it won’t budge..kind of like that guy that bought you the drink.  seriously bbz back off. I don’t want you, just wanted a drink x. Great value for money- thanks Bex!!!

5.Eylure X Fleur de Force lashes

Eylure have a massive range of lashes, ranging from garden party to ‘I’m a stripper’. Girls Aloud brought out a range; a collaboration which lasted longer than their careers. But the BEST eylure lashes are the Fleur de Force collaboration. She’s the best and so are these! The glue can be a bit hit-and-miss so buy some Duo and you’ll be fine!! Our favourites from the range are the ‘green’ and the ‘purple’. The Green ones are 3/4 length, lightweight, great for enhancing the cat-eye. The purple ones are for the party girls. i.e. Maddey, still lightweight but these have the WOW factor! although she has recently upgraded and uses HUDA lashes..you’re welcome mads. xox

So, we can all raise our glasses and toast to spending waaaay too much in 2018. Remember if you feel good, you look good!

TPS X

 

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What are you top 5 products you bought in 2017? leave a comment below!

Photos taken from these links:

1.Bite Lip Scrub 2.Bite Amuse Bouche 3. NYX Ultimates 4.Kat Von D lipstick 5. Fleur de Force lashes

BITE BEAUTY- Lip Lab

Being a big Youtube fan, I tend to watch the most random videos. After watching a kitten sneezing for an hour, I found a video about Bite Beauty’s Lip Lab in NY. Hi I’m Ellie and I’m a Youtube addict. Maddey and I haaad to go. This small little shop in trendy SOHO is the place to go!IMG_9826.JPG

You get to make your own personal, unique, one of a kind lipstick.

We arrived a tad early for our appointment (1 hour to be precise) they couldn’t fit us in then so we decided to go shopping and come back for our actual time. After being told we look fashionable by a lovely guy wearing a bloody gorgeous leather jacket in Coach we headed back to the Lab. The magic ladies in the lab were ready to go when we rocked up, they sat us down and asked what colours we fancied making.

Ellie wanted a Nudey-pink and a Red…

Maddey wanted a Hot Pink and Red…

The ladies start to mix the colour we described.. after each mix, you test it and decide if you want it darker, lighter more pink etc… and they keep on mixing until you love the colour! There is less chitchat than your average salon appointment but you will have to explain where you are from… “England… Ahh cool like London”…. ermmm yeah ok bbz???? For my nudey-pink four shades were mixed up, the second shade was perfect! I decided I also wanted a Red, finding the perfect red is a challenge so I mixed one up. I wanted a bright(ish) Red, nothing with any orange in. Just underlaying hint pink, a splash of purple.. bish bash bosh. I tried a purple too but I looked ever so strange and I’m defiantly not cool enough to be Wednesday. snap snap IMG_3838.jpg

Maddey started with the Hot Pink she tried on the three fabulous shades, then moved on to her Red. A christmas red was the muse… a bright, rich, deep red. The ladies started to mix them up. Sadly the pink she had previously had stained her lips which gave the reds a different tint. The red Maddey left with was more of a purple than red but it is a gorgeous colour. A perfect colour for Autumn/Winter. For Maddeys ‘fun’ colour, a Orange was mixed up. A colour has never suited a person more. Mad had to buy it… because the lady that sounded like Lady Gaga said so. 

You get to decide on every aspect of your lipstick; the colour, the finish the scent and the packaging. The ladies working are welcoming and more importantly patient. It may have been an expensive experience but we feel that it is worth every penny. I would say don’t go in with a certain colour in your head, realistically you will not leave with this colour. girrrrl that pink ain’t working.

There are two packages you can choose:

Custom: you choose a lipstick, add the scent and finish ($55 for one, $88 for two lipsticks)

Bespoke: the option we chose, you personalise every aspect. ($150 excluding tax for two lipsticks.) As well as the lipsticks you get a scrub, a mask and a primer.IMG_3973.JPG

You can always pop to Sephora to try their lipsticks… I would recommend the Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick.

If you are heading to NY and fancy it feel free to ask us any questions… just shout hey Siri!

TPS X

PS. BITE if you are reading this…. think of England… think of us.. WE NEED YOUUUU.

 

Eye shadow palettes you need.

If you don’t get a new eye shadow palette for christmas has santa even been?

Now, I am a bit of a makeup snob so I tend to buy and wear higher end products but there are some great dupes which I will include!

Here are some I think you should get:

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1.Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals palette £45.00 

I got this palette last year from Santa.. I truly love it. I use the matte browns as a shadow shades in my crease then build the glitters on top. The colours are so pigmented so you only need a little on your brush to work with.

2.Naked palettes…£39.50

I love all the Urban Decay Naked palettes, Maddey and I also own all the Naked palettes. My all time favourite is now the Naked HEAT with SMOKY coming a close second! Once again the pigments are crazy strong. Stronger than a double vodka coke. The HEAT is a copper palette which works best with my blue eyes and pale skin. The purples in this palette are too diiiie for! The Smoky palette is full of pressed glitters. The ‘blue’ trio; Amour, Slanted and Dagger are my go-to’s in there.

3.Hourglass Modernist palette- Graphite £56.00

 Just like Maddey, this small palette packs a hefty punch. It is made up of five colours (off-white, gold, brown, blue and silver), the only colours you need for any outfit. This palette doesn’t give you a massive range of colours like the UD’s but it does create a beautiful eye.. its just a shame about the price!!

4.Charlotte Tilbury…£39.00

In case you don’t know, I am a massive CT fan. A foam finger-t-shirt wearing super fan. Mad and I are slowly collecting her Luxury palette looks. So far we are on 7 out of 10. I hope once you have collected them all you get something free. I really rate these palettes, each palette has 4 colours… all you need for a red-carpet look. They also last for agggggeeesss. My day to day go to is Vintage Vamp!

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1.NYX ultimate palette £16.00

I often wonder how we survived before this palette. It puts the pop in popular eyeshadow looks. We love the pink row of colours, I also dabble into the yellow and orange to create a ‘sunset’ eye.

2.No.7 stay perfect smoky palette £15

Over the years I have used no.7 eyeshadows and they are great! I would place the eyeshadows at no.7 on my list….sorry terrible joke.

3.Max Factor Jades £9.99

When you don’t have £56.00 to spend on the hourglass one, buy this one!

4.NYX darling damsel £9.00

NYX eyeshadows are fabby. The NYX shadows blend beautifully! This snazzy palette is very similar to the CT Vintage Vamp! If the CT is Kate Winslet this dupe is Kate Winsless. Luckily with the price of this palette you won’t watch your money sink into the unknown!

I hope you get some nice new eyeshadows for christmas.. FYI christmas is around the corner so you really need to start hinting now. *walking around Fenwick ooooh this palette..wink wink.

TPS X

 

(All photos taken from links)

How to wear bright eyes!

Did you know that smokey eyes are out and bright colours are in??? (not factually correct) You know the saying; Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.. well put those colours on your eyes!

There are some great products out there in the world of makeup all varying in price. Ellie and I adore the NYX ULIMATE Brights palette. £16 for a range of bright colours (a great dupe for Urban Decay Full spectrum palette £43).

For us, the best way to wear colour is too create a base with nude-y colours then build the colour on top. But what do we know??

Heres some inspo for bright eyes:

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Have fun with colours… you don’t have to go full colour (like the top picture) you could simply run a colour through the crease, like the bottom picture. Or you could use a coloured liner to give you that pop, NYX do some great ones!

One tip: if you are using colours, blend. blend, blend, blend!

TPS X

A mini rant about trends.

Do you ever walk down the street and say to yourself “but why???” I do, I’m all about being who you are and expressing yourself but i’m not being funny some of these beauty trends need to stop. For most girls, experimenting with makeup stops around 15 when you realised how to put it on and that those stupid sponge ‘brushes’ that put eye shadow on are shit.

I was never a massive makeup fan when I was younger… well I did have that mouse foundation which was the craze. Anyone else go for a very very light foundation, lighter than you needed to give you that flawless finish?! That was it for face, you kept the foundation on your lips as it was like a  nude lipstick. A little bit of mascara, borrowed off your mum and you were away. NOT ANYMORE. I see 14 years walking around with faces that look like they’ve been carved by Michelangelo. Have you ever eaten marmite on toast, and you can’t fit it all in your mouth so you get marmite on your checks?? maybe that’s just me..well that’s the contour. Eyebrows that are not eyebrows. I actually don’t know what they are? Thick, black, a fade that is extra faded. Eyeshadow and eyeliner which is so sharp it could kill. Highlight that is on Ecstasy. It goes so high up, basically everything is highlighted. I blame the Kardashians….. You will notice, now I’ve pointed it out this makeup trend, that you can no longer see any person behind the makeup. Every girl looks the same. Same colour face, same eyebrows, same everything. Makeup to me is about enhancing not hiding! Sometimes less is more.

Crop top!!!! Crop should get the chop. Why is everything cropped??? I used to shop in Topshop now I shop in ZARA don’t know if I have said but I shop in Zara. Every Jumper and t-shirt in Topshop was cropped, is cropped and will be cropped. Auto correct wants Topshop to be Toyshop which is very fitting considering there clothes would only fit Barbies. I am a massive lover of jumpers. My go to is jumper and jeans… I have bought some cropped jumpers from Topshop and they are soooooo annoying. I wear jumpers because I’m cold, so having my stomach out in the middle of winter isn’t helping. When did it become a trend? I always thought trends come and go. Why hasn’t this trend gone???

Another thing on my rant list is merchandise. Have you ever noticed how many girls are walking around with Nirvana slogan tops. The only reason girls know of the band is because Little Mix did a cover… don’t actually know if that’s true. Buying tour merch is part of the show.. you buy the tour t-shirt so you can have a new pj top. Not so you wear it in public. Right now you can buy a top from a well known Toyshop (yes I actually mean Topshop) that has KISS across the front. Its not cool, or grungy. You are not a fan of the band if all you have heard is one song, but can’t remember how it goes. Now I could wear a 1D top out and about, I could sing all their songs just like that. Hi Harry Styles, call me. But I won’t, why? because its a pyjama top!!

Thigh high boots. Hear me out. Picture this: I go on insta, I’m scrolling down. I stop. WOW she’s so cool, her thigh high boots look amazing, you can see the quality, bet they are designer, oh nice Stuart Weitzman. I scroll a little more, a girl wearing a cheap version that have fallen down because the fabric is rubbish. That is what I hate, the cheap version! Who wants to tell people that they ain’t stylish. Oh and pairing them with a mini, still isn’t channelling the 60’s.

Belts are handy things. They stop people being able to see your crack.. however, belts recently have became something else. The humble belt has evolved into a corset-like item. This corset belt is truly hideous, especially when it is worn over a t-shirt. If you are wanting to channel Agatha Trunchbull then head to ZARA, they have loads of them. Unfortunately halloween has already past so you will have to wait until next year to dress up as a scary, hammer throwing, head teacher. Just because a designer did it on a runway doesn’t mean it looks good. If I ever see anyone wearing one I will send them to the chokey, to teach them a lesson. This trend shouldn’t be a trend, lets keep the belt as just a belt, cheers. Just so you know I’m right and you’re wrong, and theres no thing you can do about it.Screen Shot 2017-11-08 at 12.32.47

My last one, I don’t even know what it is. Basically, you get a dress then you take a pair of scissors to it. Are these still clothes, half the material is gone?? Like there’s a front of the dress and a back but the side is just some string. I think some people call these ‘Cut outs’. Cut outs to the extreme. Now I don’t want to sound rude, and if you like them, you like them but when I see them I just think stripper. Wheres your pole babes?? I’m the pole-r opposite, I like to have the full dress and have people think that I look ‘boring’ than have people think I look cheaper than a happy meal.

If you are reading this and think what a bitch I love all these trends. Then you go Glenn Coco, no-one is stopping you! But if you are agreeing with me then you are either, old..er than young, are a friend and we have discussed it or you are Maddey.

Please don’t take offence to my tongue-in- cheek, you need to be strong, as strong as the lace holding your dress in place.

TPS X

 

 

The Rebel- Charlotte Tilbury

I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed by Charlotte Tilbury, I just really really like it. Maddey and I could open our own CT store.. in rural Northumberland… I’m sure people would come.

I have re-created one of Charlottes signature looks, The Rebel. If you tick these boxes, you should try it. Are you Bold? CHECK. Are you Brave? CHECK- but don’t turn off the lights. Or if you like to be daring and your thinking it’s getting a bit cold to get my boobs out, this look is just as daring.. and the boys will still wink a you.. sadly.  If this look was a girl, she probably drives a fiat 500 but not a white one, a black one, maybe with a cool colour inside. Classic with an edge.

In the words of Charlotte ‘Ok Darlings, lets get started’.

Eyes:

  • Brow lift (its either called Cara D or supermodel), brush them up, colour them in. Just like a super cool art student.
  • Your going to think I’m crazy but I do my Eyeliner first. Now hear me out.. If you get your eyeliner perfect now and you will be left with a faded line to follow at the end. No more throwing your eyeliner at the mirror and refusing to go out.
  • Cover the lid with the Eyes to mesmerise Cleopatra, this gives you a great base to work on top of.

It’s now time for the eye shadow! The best part.

  • Take your enhance shade and blend it across the entire lid. Open your eye and blend up and out (towards the end of the eyebrow).
  • Blend the smoke shade into the socket and outer corner.
  • Its glitter time. With your finger place the pop shade all over the eyeshadow. If you like it really really glittery… like me, add more of the pop shade with a flat brush. Pressing it onto the lid. For more depth mix the prime shade with the pop shade.
  • Using the Rock ‘n’ Kohl pencil, trace over your original eyeliner (only do the flick and about 1/3 of the eye), I go back with the smoke shade on top, making it more ‘smudgy’.
  • Run the enhance shade underneath the eye
  • Curl you lashes, Mascara, then lashes.
  • With a big fluffy brush, blend the edges once more.

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Skin:

  • Prep the skin with Wonderglow primer
  • Magic foundation (shade 2 for me). All over, I start in the middle section of your face and work out. (I like my skin to look like skin rather than leather). Where I need more coverage, I ‘bounce the brush’ to leave more product in that area.
  • The retoucher (shade 1), under my eyes. I don’t do the ‘triangle’ that goes from under your eye to the side of your mouth. why do that..seriously you end up looking like Casper?! I just use as much as I need. If I have any blemishes, I would also cover them… obviously.
  • Hollywood contour (light to medium), on the hollows of my cheeks…follow the hollow.. On top of that the Filmstar Bronze and Glow (light to medium).
  • A bit of blush to make the look pop!

Lips:

I always go for this combo, Pillow Talk and Penelope Pink, this combo is as legendary as a Tango IceBlast and popcorn at the pictures. Funny enough its probably the same price.

  • Line you lips with Pillow talk
  • Lipstick time: Penelope Pink

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I just love this look. L. O. V. E. Imagine this look for those christmas parties; a little black dress, a sparkly bag in one hand and a bottle of Prosecco in the other. You’ll be getting all the attention!

I would recommend CT products. Its not cheap. However, I feel that they are worth the money. You could always sell a kidney to give you some extra cash. I could not live without:

  1. Magic foundation. £30.00 Great for day or night, very build-able to create a flawless finish
  2. Filmstar Bronze and Glow. £49.00. Only £49.00 to look like a VS angel…bargain.
  3. Lipsticks: Penelope Pink and Pillow Talk £24.00(lipstick) £16.00 (liner), the perfect nude lipstick combo.
  4. Brow Lift. £22.50. don’t ask me why, I just like it!

I wonder what will be the next purchase, maybe another eyeshadow palette or a new lipstick. I really should buy a new foundation, I’m on that scrapping stage.. i know, I’m gross. But sadly, I will have to wait until my next pay check, I’ve already spent this weeks. well done ZARA, my new jumpers are pretty though…

Other products I used:

  • Eyes to mesmerise, Cleopatra, £22.00
  • The Rebel eyeshadow palette, £39.00
  • Rock ‘n’ Kohl pencil, Barbarella Brown, £19.00
  • Full Fat lashes mascara, £23.00
  • Wonderglow Primer, £3.850
  • The retoucher, £25.00
  • Hollywood Contour. Light to medium contour, £29.00.
  • Hollywood highlight. £29.00

EL

TPS X

PS. If you want to see this look in a video form (don’t think too big, I’m not actually Charlotte) give me a Holla!