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Saturday, 27 December 2014

GRWM- Neutral Glam Work Edition!

Lip details: KiKO lipliner in '311'

Nyx lipgloss in 'natural'.

P.S apologies for the music being too loud, didn;t realise and will try to sound more enthusiastic for future videos :)

Friday, 19 December 2014

Emma Hardie v. Coconut Oil

There's no denying the beauty that is the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, it's luxurious, feels amazing on the skin and is multi purpose; either as a cleanser or a mask.

The only issue is the price point. It is £34 for a 100ml tub and can last up to 6 months (well my last tub did, anyway) which isn't that bad, if you think about it. But I know a lot of people, including me, who have a million of other things in their life which are more important to be spending their money on. Or quite possibly cannot fork out £34 every time their cleanser finishes.

However, the main reason I love this cleanser is how easily it melts make up, especially waterproof mascara which is my main gripe when removing make up (a.k.a why I prefer to wear fake lashes these days ha)!

So when I found myself not being able to afford the Emma Hardie cleanser a while back, I found myself reaching towards Coconut oil to remove my make up and even applying the oil as a moisturiser during the evenings. Not only does it remove waterproof mascara, albeit having to spend a tad longer when actually gently rubbing your eyelashes than when using the Emma Hardie Cleanser which literally removes it after one cleanse, it more or less does the exact same job.

So, if the Emma Hardie Cleanser isn't in your price range at the moment, I would definitely recommend using Coconut Oil as an alternative :)

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Cocktail Cosmetics in Birmingham!

Every once in a while, the Makeup Gods listen to our prayers, open wide the gates of Makeup heaven and allow us junkies to experience, first hand all things which we may have had to only been able to order online, for instance, cosmetics including Limecrime, Nyx, Violet Voss, Sigma etc.

Well, wait no more, in Birmingham, Custard Factory, to be precise, is a quaint, cute shop called 'Cocktail cosmetics' which holds all the above cosmetics and more, they've even now started to stock 'Saucebox' cosmetics and I am itching to visit again.

My first visit was on my birthday, which was Monday 1st December but since it is closed on Mondays and Sundays I went on the Tuesday and I was literally having a field day LOL! I was picking up everything, swatching everything and generally going insane!

One of the things I love is how sanitary everything is; at every counter, whether it be Nyx, Limecrime, Sigma etc, there are wipes and hand sanitizer gels which is important because you don't want to be swatching items and there being a mess all on your hands and everywhere else.

Below are some pictures I took of how it is inside and what I also bought as well :) P.s. After your fifth purchase you get a cheeky 20% off so get spending!


 Here are the purchases I made on the day :)

I'll also be doing in depth blog posts once I've tried some of the products as well as well as a haul video on my YouTube channel 'sakinahsays', so make sure you've subscribed because I have been spending quite a bit this month!!

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