Sunday, 3 June 2018

FASHION NOVA GAVE ME THAT LOOK: BUTT



I was actually surprised at the amount when people started asking me about my Fashion Nova clothes since I posted those pictures on my Instagram (you know which one, but if not, it's down below). I forgot that there has been a good amount of controversy surrounding the brand, and if you're not familiar with it, just look up any Youtube review on their clothes.

Fashion Nova is notorious for using models with ridiculously skinny waists and huge behinds on their website, so their clothing seems a bit crazy because literally no one looks like the women do on their website. Are they photoshopped? Fashion Nova claims they're not, but hey, every picture that goes up on the internet is edited, so we may never know.

I decided to give you my review on the 3 orders I've gotten from them so far. Take a look!

I do enjoy Fashion Nova and will give them an A- overall in my book. The only real con I had was from my negative experience was size just once which honestly, makes me question what items I'm going to buy, aka I'm not buying any pants anymore that don't have drawstrings because I don't want to return them if they don't fit well. However, if they keep growing at the rate they are now, who knows, maybe there will be a change!

I accidentally ordered a medium jeans when I size to a small, which, I feel like shouldn't have been a problem on me. HOWEVER, GIRL! I tried the pants on anyway and the waist was soooo, SO big that the pants actually fell off of me. Like I was so shocked because the model in the picture has the smallest waist, which I figured would be great since I have a smaller waist, they are also meant to be high waist, yet the waist of those pants was not workable at all, i manage to stitch it and the waist was perfect however, so that was the only sizing pass so I may end up staying with pants with drawstring waists.




LOVE! This is probably my favorite part about Fashion Nova. You definitely get your moneys worth. Like I mentioned above, I believe the quality is pretty good for the price. The other best part about this is they always, like ALWAYS have some sort of sale or coupons out there you can use. You can get 15% off your purchase just for signing up to their emails. If you haven't done this yet, go ahead and download the FASHIONNOVA. I was able to get 40% off one of my orders just from using the app. I was able to get about 8 or 9 pieces of clothing from them for less than $100 which I call a steal since I'm attempting to revamp my entire closet. 

QUALITY
I wouldn't say this is the highest quality of clothes i have used last/this year, I do enjoy the way that the clothes I haven't gotten feel. Every bodysuit I've gotten is very soft and comfortable to wear. I was most sceptical about the pants but they are made very well. I compare the style and collections of their clothing to Windsor Store and Missguided (some may include Forever 21, Tobi and Charlotte Russe but I think they are a step down from these stores). Out of the 3, I would say the quality of Fashion Nova is about the same, if not a bit better. The materials are well put together and I would say very worth it for the price.


If you have any more questions or comments about Fashion Nova, please leave them down below and we'll talk! Tag me on Instagram of any looks you have wearing their clothes as well, and I'll REPLY you or give you a story shout-out! I will also list every item I got from them down below so you can see what I got.

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COCO & EVE HAIR MASQUE REVIEW


COCO & EVE HAIR MASQUE and IT REALLY WORK? REVIEW

  From the beginning my hair was a mess; I tried every single hair product recommended to me by friends and family yet no good result. My hair and i have been through hell every day, month, and year.

Today Coco & Eve and i collaborate and i received this beautiful production from them so i could make a video and share my experience with you all, and i won't lie it't been a great experience for me and it will be for you once you start using this product, my hair came to life, i felt like a new born baby that morning, my hair smelled so nice that i had to hide this product from my mum but unfortunately she found it and started using and even ordered her own product which am not allow to go close to.

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This is when I came across Coco & Eve. On a particularly bad hair day, I noticed the brand on Instagram and knew I had to try this new-to-the-UK product. So, i sent them a collab request which was accepted in less than 24h, within 2 days i received my product here’s the lowdown on the Coco & Eve’s Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque.

 

COCO & EVE: WHAT IS IT?


What exactly is this miracle masque I hear you ask? Well, Coco & Eve’s Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque is a 5-in-1 treatment, which was made to restore dry and damaged hair, improve hair texture and shine, hydrate and deeply condition, treats split ends and tame frizz, transforming your hair in only 10 minutes.

Founded in Bali, this masque was created to get your hair back to live, with only the best ingredients.

It’s also completely free from sulphates and parabens, gluten-free, cruelty-free and 100% vegan and is made using 5 key ingredients: coconut, fig, shea butter, argan oil and linseed.

The brand won over plenty of beauty fans. So, what do Team SWD think of this wonder product – and is it a good investment for pre-wedding pampering?




PRODUCT

So, on to the product itself. First thing I have to note: it smells seriously amazing. So amazing, I made the entire SWD team smell it, just to agree how amazing it smells. I also made my mum and sister do this smell test too. And my boyfriend. Any my boyfriend’s dog, by accident, but she also seemed to give the gorgeous smell her nod of approval so that’s something too.

I washed my hair as normal then used around a 50p-sized amount of the masque through the ends of my hair. Having the tangle tamer really helps to evenly distribute the product through your hair too and makes it so much easier drying it later.

I left the hair mask in for around 5-10 minutes, but Coco & Eve also say you can leave the product on even longer for a more intensive treatment, with the option to leave it in overnight, which I’m planning on doing over the coming months.

I was a tad cynical that I would really see any difference in my hair. After my first use, I did notice my hair felt smoother, but it was the second time I used it that I could seriously see why everyone on Instagram was talking about it. My hair dried a lot sleeker, the ends of my hair looks shinier already and so much more hydrated.

BEFORE                              AFTER









I’m going to continue using coco & eve masque and show you all how much it improves my hair will be, although I already think it’s going to be a favourite the more I use it.

It might be a slight beauty investment, but you’re totally worth it! Just think how great and fabulous your hair will be come. 

YOU CAN BUY YOUR OWN MASQUE NOW CLICK HERE.

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Love @Bln__k

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Makeup Revolution Ultra Cool Glow Highlighter Palette review


Makeup Revolution Ultra Cool Glow Highlighter Palette


Makeup Revolution; just slaying it at the moment! In the last few months that I’ve been blogging Super-drug store has brought out unique, versatile and extremely exciting products than any-other brand I know,They are almost my favourite makeup brand at the moment above all others and they’re cruelty free, very affordable and they cater for all skin types and tones. I love it!

When I saw this highlighting palette last Wednesday (the day of its release), I ordered myself one and one for my mum. The colours were just too fine to pass up without buying.
This palette really reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit especially the green shade which is very much like ABHs Lucky Clover. 
The palette itself came in the most gorgeous packaging – an amazing box! It is sturdy and you get a lot of product in each pan. The texture of some of the powders are are lovely as well, the liquid revolution highlighter, i found that thick to be the case when I was swatching it with my finger. When the product is applied with a brush, it is a lot smoother on the skin. 

Overall, I am happy with my palette. I absolutely love every single shade of it and i think only one wouldn’t work on my skin tone as a highlighter and that is the peachy bronze tone – but this would make an awesome eye-shadow instead. 
The palette would be suited  for all skin tones.

To buy your Makeup Revolution Ultra Cool Glow palette, click SUPER-DRUG STORE
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MAKEUP REVOLUTION RE-LOADED PALETTE ICONIC DIVISION REVIEW & SWATCHES




MAKEUP REVOLUTION RE-LOADED PALETTE ICONIC DIVISION REVIEW & SWATCHES






Colours: This palette has intrigued me almost identical to subculture palette and i won't lie to you guys the green shade itself has made me buy another palette in case the store runs out of them. The colour got my attention but sadly they weren't named on the palette but here they are;


  • Dual-chrome shade, looks white but reflects back pink
  • Matte nude-peach
  • Matte khaki green
  • Shimmer brown gold
  • Matte cool brown, almost ashy
  • Matte deep turquoise, SUPER on-trend right now
  • Matte berry mauve
  • Matte orangey-peach
  • Pressed chunky glitter, lime green shade with gold and silver glitter chunks
  • Matte brick brown
  • Matte soft orange
  • Matte mustard yellow
  • Matte soft turquoise
  • Matte plum

  • Matte charcoal black

My most used and favourite shades

My favourite shade on this palette is the green, every time i pick this palette i just want to use the green shade!!. A few other favourite are the Turquoise, Yellow and the Orange shades 

MAKEUP REVOLUTION RE-LOADED PALETTE ICONIC DIVISION - ABH SUBCULTURE DUPE? REVIEW & SWATCHES

Formula/Texture



Most of the shades in this palette are matte, but they vary a little in texture.

Whilst switching I noticed the more pigmented colours were more buttery and smooth, the softer colours applied a little bit more patchy and the shades don’t feel chalky in my opinion, however, there may be an odd one or two that can come off chalky, they were mostly buttery for me.

The lime green shimmer is very hard to apply, as the texture is like that of a pressed glitter, its extremely hard to get any colour payoff, especially with a brush, so I do recommend applying with your finger using a tap motion rather than a drag.

The gold shimmer is as basic as possible, its the least exciting shade for me as they pop this in most of their palettes, and looks super flat and basic when applied to the eyes, it doesn’t really give me the pop I want in an eye-shadow look with gold-brown shimmer.



Pigmentation & Swatches

This is probably what most people are bothered about, and I can tell you guys the pigmentation pay off is so good, especially considering this palette is £4! Some shades were more pigmented than others, but most of the shades have a build-able element to them, the only problem there is that it can make blending out tougher and longer.


I definitely recommend popping a primer of some sort on your eyelid prior to applying these eyeshadows, as it will help the pigmentation pop. Concealer usually does the trick for me, but if you have super oily eyelids, opt for what you usually wear as you don’t want this slipping and sliding everywhere.

I’ve done some swatches for you guys to see for yourself, you can find more of my swatches on INSTAGRAM and YOUTUBE

Love from BLN__K

L'OREAL MAKEUP PLUS RELIGION

L'OREAL MAKEUP PLUS RELIGION.
I have to be honest with you all, technology is a curse and a blessing at same time. On the other hand has made my life so much better and easier and has also given me the most amazing look one can ever seek for in this modern world. I can imagine decade ago full face without makeup but now i almost have too many makeup products and i keep receiving more products from brands which are constantly new things to try and keep up with;  However, it is exhausting how we are supposed to know what this is really worth our time and money by buying every single product we see out there just to fed in the term as beautiful ones.
Every-person is beautiful!! Being an open minded person i have been seen with other religions around the world and i love to see how people follow their traditions. I believe we all are same people who are differentiated by clothing style but maybe believe in same God (Different names). My look today is to show you all how possible we all can look the same no matter the clothing we have on .
Looking back at this image and looking back at my past, i have no regret saying it was the best after all creating this act has reminded of lot of things which has made me smile . 

What is L'Oreal true match foundation?

 True match foundation are essentially high coverage tinted foundation with added blinks benefits. Originally made for all skin turn, they gain popularity in the west before making their way to the East. The're ideal for someone who is craving full coverage, perfect, in addition to anyone experiencing hyper or hypo pigmentation. 


 Glow Time and why should we use it? 


L'Oreal has reformulated and relaunched their true match foundation, which you can find in their shades "people" i have personal tried the original foundation and i most confess it is beautiful, great texture and smells good. Shade can be tested at the shop so don't try buying something that's not your shade "warning".
Shade Range: When choosing a shade from the True Match range, I found that there was so many shades to pick from that it got a little confusing. Try and get to a counter that has a good selection of testers, as I found a few stands I went to, the testers had been stolen. I mean who does that!!!  
There are 21 shades in the range, so there literally is a shade to suit everyone!! Golden beige i find it to be a decent shade match, It is warmer and marginally darker, but I really like the shade with my skin tone.

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FINISHING: I adore the finishing texture on my face and love how it makes my skin looking flawless and amazing at same time. It is not a dewy finish nor matte i can't describe these but it is for sure beautiful and smooth on the skin with a radiance glow. Watch this clip for better view Youtube
SKIN TYPE: I am the dark skin type and sometimes which was before i started using  L'Oreal foundation i will have to combine two different shade of foundation to get the real shade for my skin and also for someone who has really dry skin i was frustrated but now L'Oreal has change my skin and my life.
This is the best budget foundation that I have tried for lasting power. It stays but all day, with just the usual wear down around the mouth. No matter what foundation I wear, I seem to get wear down around the mouth. Must be all the talking I do!! Honestly I found that this foundation still looked the same after a full days work.Price:  €14.99 on all L’Oreal stands, but boots often have offers on L’Oreal products. You can buy it online here.
This has been the budget foundation I have been searching years to find. I love this foundation. Like I mean really love it. I love the finish, coverage, lasting power and the warmth it gives my face. I do however know that this is not going to be for everyone. However, considering the price point, I really think it is worth trying, because if it suits you, you really will hit the jackpot with this. I have a feeling that the L’Oreal True match is going to be the budget foundation I repurchase again and again.

Finishing this look with revolution palette from super drug store and headscarf from @Selectfashion full tagging on Instagram, follow me on INSTAGRAM.


Lots of love from Bln__k

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Why You Should Make Make Up Part of Your Daily Routine...

                      “fake it till you make it” 


Have you ever wondered how you would look with make up? Have you also thought of making make up a daily Routine?


FYI; Make up originates from the copper and lead ore that the ancient Egyptians used to create the world's first cosmetics...women used burnt matches to darken their eyes, berries to stain their lips and young boys' urine to fade their freckles. They even swallowed ox bloodin some misguided attempt to improve their complexions...
Yeah...as crazy as it may sound,Women throughout history put their health at risk with many of their homemade cosmetics. 
Let's see some reasons why it is essential to put on make up...

First of all, the Fun it comes with; 
Truth be told...One of the main reasons why I wear makeup is because it is fun.I find pleasure in designing my face with my make up kit. Isn't it that we should always find pleasure in what ever thing we do in life? Whether you are a beginner or a professional in the business, make up is a thrilling activity.


It can make you appear more competent than you think...
Ladies, we all have that inborn make up talent...One of the many ways through which I express my talent is during make up; although at the beginning I was nervous that I won't do it correctly; Questions may pop up your head as in What if I overdose the foundation? the eyelashes, the eye shadow etc. 
But you won't know until you try... Take it a step at a time, don't rush and remember it's not a competition- It's all about the fun.
It’s designated “you” time.
I know you’re busy. But whether your morning makeup routine takes you four minutes or 40,that’s time you are spending on yourself — 

 It can boost your confidence

“Putting on makeup is like putting on a pair of high heels. It gives you confidence and makes you feel more in control,” says Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia.This too applies to make up. It is very important for one to build up self confidence...make up gives you that sensation that you can have it all.

I create "beauty tutorials" on youtube to help readers  with every details on make up. I make beauty videos every week.

Visit-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYOeGMKdhtyrjXFhE-GzgYQ/videos

"Work with passion and not with colours ."






Monday, 25 December 2017

GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS

                                                  MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS



It's Christmas again. The best holiday, some people don't really believe in Christmas while some do. It takes two to enjoy Christmas and one to judge Christmas.           So its finally Christmas, and we all are looking for the best gifts for our love ones, family, and friend, because Christmas is all about sharing gift's, coming together, posting holiday dessert, and dinner recipes which is always a hot topic.Today i'm so excited to share this post with you all and  for two reasons. The first reason because, i have a  great gifts to share with you this holiday season and the second reason is its Christmas. I received some items which i will be showing you all as you read through my blog.



 .Can we talk about Marc b. and their bags real quick?
While I was in London with a friend, I used this bag through out the day (while shopping, grabbing lunch and  watching movies at the theatre) as well as clubbing, as you know, living my life!
Okay attention, this is how i got this bag. 
I have been on the hunt for a quilted bag for a while and my mind has been set on finding one that meets the coveted standards of a classic Chanel handbag. Now I don’t know about you guys but as much as I love Chanel’s quilted and boy bags, my bank balance gives me a side eye for having the thought, so one morning as i was going through my email, i found out i received a message like one week ago, saying "would like to collaborate with me, and they will send me any item of my choice. All i had to do was put in my address and the like of items i would like to receive, and when i receive i just need to take a picture of it, post it on my Instagram and tag them on it"  I had to look for an alternative! And here we are…


 If you are worried about getting make up on it etc, it does come in other colours too!  Don’t be surprised if I’m back with the blush pink one! The bag itself comes with two different removable straps that you can switch according to your preferred style. I quite like strap with their signature laced chain detail. Yes, although it is a cross body bag, it can be carried as a clutch bag too! this bag has three compartments to it and so would be the perfect accessory to fit your many necessities.



I hope you enjoy you Christmas. Despite the cheeky bit of rain, I think we got to enjoy the shooting stars! while i enjoy mine.


Do you think I lived up to it with this look? Or is it because of the bag?


SHOP MY BAG

FASHION NOVA GAVE ME THAT LOOK: BUTT I was actually surprised at the amount when people started asking me about my Fashion Nova clothes ...