October Favourites|2016♥

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As the leaves fall from trees October has sadly come to an end. It’s my favourite month so it’s sad to see it pass by so quickly. However, that doesn’t undermine that some of the more exciting months are coming closer ahhh. I don’t know about you but I’m loving these dark nights – more excuses to get cosy and drown yourself in mini marshmallows.

Today’s post is my October favourites this has probably one of the hardest I’ve had to do I have over 25 things to narrow to 6. Crazy right?

Hugo Boss Orange Fragrance For Her – I got this as a gift and honestly since I’ve got given it I haven’t stopped spritzing it because the scent isn’t strong but it’s the right amount of strong. I get so many compliments and always get asked what the scent is. Plus it’s an orange scent and I love it!!!

*Nails Inc (Mayfair Lane) Gel Effect Polish –  I got given this in a goody bag and I’ve worn the colour a couple of times and it’s so pretty it matches my phone and is subtle. This is what I prefer in a nail varnish too as it doesn’t chip easily.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip (Tulle) – I wear this at least 3 times a week as it is such an autumnal colour and it adds so much to an outfit I think and honestly I just think this is a colour everyone needs in their lip draw.

*Soap & Glory Matte Lipstick (Super Nude)  –  I kind of forgot about this but I’ve had a couple of important places to go and I’ve just worn it to not stand out as much. Honestly I love how it feels on my lips because normal matte lipsticks feel so bad on my lips. However, this is creamy but still looks matte.

*Soap & Glory Righteous Butter Body Wash –  I received this when I went to see the Soap and Glory tour bus and I think it’s something new they’ve bought out. I love their righteous butter so I knew I’d be a fan. I love this I’ve used it multiple times and it’s so smoothing on the skin and I do recommend it if you love righteous butter.

*MTV Staying Alive Ultra Facial Cream – Kiehls. Finally Kiehls they do make me very happy, my love for this facial cream grows day by day. I wear this every morning and honestly I’m loving how my skin feels – highly recommend this to anyone with any type of skin!

What have you been loving this month? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

 

*10 Piece Kabuki Black Make Up Brush Set | Savisto

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Sometimes a beauty blender might do an uneven job, but where do we go from there? I mean since the beauty blender hype I’ve hardly used any make-up brushes only sometimes to conceal them eye bags (wait maybe that’s quite often whoops)! However, I have been on the hunt for affordable make-up brushes for a while now.

Savisto offer a range of modern products from kitchen accessories to healthy and beauty products. The product that caught my eye was the Savisto Premium 10 Piece Kabuki Synthetic Make Up Brush Set in Black as I have seen so many bloggers rave about these.

Yes you guessed it I’m about to join this rave to because honestly I LOVE them! I mean they are sturdy which is of the main things I look for in make-up brushes as well as how soft they are and all these brushes are super soft. I applied my make-up with these for the past couple of days and I just think it blends so well and I prefer using brushes compared to my beauty blender as it is so much easier to get the exact look your looking for and you have the specific brush for what you want to achieve.

I think these will be great when doing dramatic looks just because each brush is so much different to one another and are so easy to use! So I cannot wait to show you a make-up look using these brushes and I would definitely recommend grabbing a set of these brushes as they’re inexpensive and perfect for everyday use!

Do you prefer your beauty blender or brushes? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

*Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip | myMallBox

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The struggle to get your hands on the US cosmetics/make-up without hassle and customs is real. The shipping and customs is sometimes more than the actual items which stresses me out so much. If you are facing the same crisis as me, then I’ve got something that may be a helping hand.

myMallBox  allows you to sign up and you are a given an individual US address. This allows you to place orders from whichever store in the US. You can use the service in various ways; Order from sites directly or you can get the myMallBox team to order it for you. Then they ship it to your address into the UK. It’s that easy! You can sign up now to myMallBox  and get your orders in asap!

myMallBox  was quite resourceful I was quite happy with the process and I didn’t get charged customs(yay – it’s my worst nightmare)! However, I did find that it was quite time consuming to try and delete a order you made a mistake and just start a fresh!

The products I decided to purchase were the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in the shades Tulle, Beeper.  I literally am in love with both the shades and cannot wait to show you the make-up looks I wear with them.

What US brands are your favourite? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

 

Eid | Nude Make Up+Outfit♥

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I’ve been mounted with college work and a never ending list of things needing to be done ugh. But I’m back and I’m better. Starting back at college is always so time consuming so bear with whilst I get back into routine! After a lovely Eid spent with my family I thought I’d share with you my outfit and the make-up look I decided to go for.

L’Oreal Infallible Foundation – Superdrug. I think it’s pointless putting what foundation I use because you guys already know. I just apply this with a damp beauty blender as I think it applies better rather than using a brush.

Makeup Revolution Sculpt & Contour Kit – Superdrug. To contour I used the bronzer and applied it lightly as I didn’t want a dark bronzy look just a subtle one. This added definition to my face as well as structure. Then I used the highlighter to highlight the high points on my face.

BarryM Lip Paint – Superdrug. For my lips I then used this lip paint in the shade ‘Everythings Rosie 164’ which I haven’t used in a while which has a matte finished and complimented my outfit perfectly.

Smoky Grey Down To Earth Eyeshadow Palette – The Body Shop. I used the charcoal grey shade in my lower lash line to add a subtle effect as well as the pink shade in my crease just to get it one balanced colour.

Archery Brow Putty Dip And Brush – Soap&Glory. For my brows I kept them looking natural by using this dip brow just to add a little definition and dimension to the shape.

L’Oreal Paris Superliner Superstar Eyeliner – Boots. For my winged eyeliner I used pen with I do recommend as it is super thin and easy to get the precision of the wing exactly how you want it.

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Couture – Superdrug. To line my lips this complimented the lip paint as well as my outfit and lasted all day! Plus this as to be one of my all time favourite shades.

Nearly Nude Pointed Nails – Primark. To finish up my whole look I bought these nails from Primark which are so inexpensive and were a perfect match to my outfit and lasted without chipping!

Dramatic False Lashes – Primark. Normally, I’m not a fan of false lashes but these looked so pretty I had to pick them up. Once I had put them on they lasted all day and didn’t even irritate my eyes, I was super impressed!

Lastly, my outfit was a nude pink which I loved, it was a mesh lace material and I cannot wait to wear it again!

What is your favourite make-up look to wear recently? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Make Up at MAC | Selfridges

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Last week I got invited down to Selfridges to get my make up done at a counter of my choice, I mean this was definitely something I wouldn’t turn down. It was a coincidence that I had a wedding that week so it was a perfect opportunity to get dolled up! The counter I chose was MAC and my younger sister Alisha accompanied me to also get her make up done.

We arrived at the store and went over to the MAC counter and were greeted by one of the make-up artists and given a station to sit at. I then was greeted by the lovely Phoebe who was going to be doing my make-up. After our introductory chat Phoebe asked me what look I wanted to go for. I mentioned that I wanted my make up to complement my outfit which was a mix of a plum purple and a hot pink. We then decided to have a more purple eye with a hint of pink with a vibrant lip. I was excited for the final look.

Phoebe started with my eyebrows by giving them a natural look with the MAC eyebrow pencil. The shape was still there but with a much sharper definition.

Foe the eyes she used the eyeshadow shades, macroviolet, rule, red brick, blackberry and passionate.  This created such a nice combination of the correct amount of pink to purple. One of my favourite parts of this was the glitter to add shimmer from the trolls collection it was in the shade fushcia. I decided I wanted winged liner which finished the eye make up off so well using the precise eyeliner. To add volume to my lashes we used eyelash curlers and then the MAC mascara. 

She used the NC35 prolong wear concealer to cover and redness and then continued onto the foundation. Phoebe then asked about how my skin was either oily or dry. As my skin was quite dry we went for a dewy foundation look using the strobe cream first before applying the foundation. The foundation used was the studio sculpt NC37.

For highlight and contour Phoebe used a creme highlighter which I’d never tried before but she recommended it. I was glad she chose it because it was so pretty and super pigmented. For contour we used the MAC studio sculpt this added dimension to my face strutting the cheekbones complimenting the look perfectly.

Finally for the lips, Phoebe lined my lips with the magenta lip liner and used the lipstick amarous which I loved, it was a perfect match with the eye make up and my outfit!

Alisha got her make-up done by the lovely Hannah. She went for a more subtle make-up look as her outfit was cream and went for a neutral eye and a velvet teddy lip. We both really enjoyed getting our make-up done at MAC from the girly chats to learning tips and tricks on make-up.

I loved my make up that night, it was such a pleasure getting my make up done by the lovely & talented Phoebe! I do recommend going down and getting your make up done for a night out or event you maybe attending it’s a perfect chance to try new products and learn so much more about products (I need a shopping trip to a MAC counter ASAP)  and application of make up because I know I learnt so much that I didn’t already know.

What do you love about getting your make up done? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

 

*Natural Make-Up Look // The Body Shop.

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After a long day, I’m literally drained I need a week just to sleep like seriously. I’ve got a natural make-up look to share with you using one of The Body Shops new releases – Smoky Grey Down To Earth Eyeshadow Palette.

L’Oreal Infallible Foundation – Superdrug. I cannot explain anymore how much I love this foundation so literally just going leave this as it is.

Sleek Matte Me Shabby Chic – Superdrug. Since I’ve purchased this matte lip I haven’t worn any other colour. I love how long lasting it is, you can eat and drink and it’ll still look as good as you first wore it.

MUA Highlighting Powder – Superdrug. This is so pigmented as I’m sure I’ve mentioned you literally glow all day! So it’s perfect for a natural look.

Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Eyeliner – Boots. I cannot go without my eyeliner and I’ve recently repurchased this as it is one of my favourites.

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Couture – Superdrug. Again matching the matte lip this is perfect to line your lips you could also wear it on its own and it’d look just as good. It also compliments the blush really well.

Waterproof Mascara – French Connection. Waterproof mascara is the best, long lasting and does not clump which is why I love this mascara.

Maybeline Expert Wear Blusher – Boots. As I said this compliments the lips really well and isn’t as strong as a contour on the cheekbones allowing a much more subtle look.

Smoky Grey Down To Earth Eyeshadow Palette – The Body Shop. This pallete has to be one of my favourite make up products it has 4 beautiful shades 2 which are matte and 2 which aren’t this is exactly what you look for in a eyeshadow pallete – variety. I love the colours grey is one of my favourite to apply to my lid this applies really well and has even coverage which is great as it doesn’t look patchy. It’s suitable for vegans and sensitive eyes which is perfect as my eyes are sensitive.

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What eye look do you go for? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

 

 

 

The perfect eyebrows | Beauty Tools

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It’s finally Friday after a long week. I actually couldn’t be more content to put my feet up and have a brew I’m shattered. I’ve been wanting to do a post like this for a while.

A post dedicated to our eyebrows and why they’re so important. It takes a long hard struggle to get them how you want them to look whether that’s through getting them waxed threaded or using tweezers.

Above in the infographic I have included are some of the most iconic eyebrows I mean my ultimate favourite has to be Cara Delevingne. Her eyebrows are flawless. I get my eyebrows for those of you curious however they do grow very quickly so if I’m being lazy and can’t be bothered to get them done (which is 80% of the time) I use tweezers to shape them back to how they were when I got them threaded.

Tweezers are actually quite a useful beauty tool and are essential in every girls make up bag I’m 100% sure of that. I mean when applying lashes all my ladies know the struggle right? They are so handy! They’re honestly like my best friend in this situation.

I use the French Connection Tweezers  I’m sure I’ve included these in a post somewhere, however I want to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tweezers. Has anyone used them?  Do let me know in the comments.

I love how my eyebrows are shaped currently.

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How important are your eyebrows to you? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

 

 

 

 

L’Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation♥

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The weather is beautiful, I woke up in the best mood today. Life is great. You know when your just having one of them good days which just makes you appreciate everything good around you. I’m having one of them days and you know what it actually is quite good!

For today’s post I thought I’d reflect and just share with you my one love. L’Oreals Infallible Matte Foundation if you read my blog you’ll already know how much I cherish it. I mean every foundation I’ve tried never actually was compatible with my skin as it either made my eyes water or just didn’t stay on all day. However, this foundation is so easy to apply as well as finding your shade I mean there’s not a large range of shades but the shade I use is perfect. To complement this I also purchased the fixing mist which is equally as good – I will include this in a make up look soon.

I apply the foundation with both my beauty blender/foundation brush depending on how I’m feeling but they both work as good. I don’t even have to apply powder as its a matte finish and lasts literally FOREVER, plus you look as good all day as you did when you first applied it. As I’ve always said drugstore make-up is as good as high street and this is a great alternative to MACs studio fix.

You can pick it up at either Superdrug or Boots for just £7.99 and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Whats your holy grail foundation? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

Summer haul!♥

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Isn’t the weather just lovely..I mean I can’t remember the last time I was in a good mood because of the weather so a whole week of sun has to be special right?

After a couple of trips to town here and there I’ve picked up a couple of bits and bobs, which I thought I’d share with you. I love going shopping, if you want  clothing haul do let me know as I cannot stop buying clothes (someone stop me) .

5 Pack metallic elastic hair bands – Primark. I have seen these everywhere and just never had the chance to grab them, but finally I did and they’re so groovy. I mean they’re metallic what’s not to love! They’re perfect to get summer ready!!!

Black retro sunglasses – Primark. I had to pick up these I mean I just couldn’t leave them they’re super cute and I love the frame! It’s very rear I find sunglasses that suit me, they’re perfect!

Foundation brush – Primark. I bought one of these a couple of months ago and I honestly couldn’t fault it, I saw that they had a slightly different one to the previous ones so I had to grab it!

8 Pack silver earings – Next. As you all know I have various piercings on my ears and I needed some pretty silver earings and these were perfect they’re so girly and can match every look and style!

Black bandana – Claire’s. I’ve been loving my navy blue bandana so I had to purchase a black one so it can compliment the majority of my outfits, it’s a essential in every girls wardrobe!

Sanctuary body lotion – Boots. I love this body lotion as I’ve used it previously it smells and feels unreal on the skin, everyone needs to try it, seriously!

Mango lip butter – The body shop. I love mangoes and now I have this I couldn’t be happier! Its moisturizing and smells so good!

I hope you enjoyed this post and are enjoying the lovely weather!

What are you loving this summer? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

Selfridges X Everybody Beauty Event♡

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Last week I was invited down to Selfridges at the Trafford Centre for the Everybody’s Beauty Event. This was to celebrate the beauty of difference with an evening of festivities, pampering beauty experiences, complimentary drinks and special treats from brands we all love. As well as 15-minute beauty fixes across all counters.

As soon as I walked in it consisted of such a fun and filled atmosphere. I waked around in a circle stopping off at all of my favourite brands. I first stopped at Clarins where the lovely ladies showed me what was best to use on my skin type which was so helpful. I then stopped at Jo Malone where I got a complimentary hand massage. Then my favourite couple of stops were the beauty counters Urban Decay, MAC, Illamasqua and Charlotte Tilbury. I took a look at the Alice in wonderland looking through the glass pallete and honestly I couldn’t want anything more its such a pretty pallete.

The DJ was mixing some great tunes whilst the dancers just outside were performing a routine which was so beautiful (It made me wish I could dance). Drinks and mocktails were being offered and I had to grab myself one! Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves as they were getting complimentary treatments and tips on tricks on any beauty they deemed suitable for themselves.

 I got introduced to TruBe at the event. TruBe is a personal training app, however it is tailored to what your concerns are. They were in store during the event offering guests of the event, 10 minute nutrition and fitness consultation. I went over and met the 2 lovely representatives who told me more on TruBe and what it consisted of. It’s similar to Uber however you select a time and place for your workout then a type of workout such as kickboxing or yoga. Your then able to select your trainer, and get fit! I mean its as simple as that! I will be doing another post on TruBe soon giving you more information so keep an eye out!
I enjoyed all the complimentary treatments, advice on beauty for my skin and a look into what is new in at SelfridgesSelfridges always have events and other amazing in-store activities so keep an eye out for the next ones!
What do you love about beauty? Comment below.
Thanks for reading – stay sassy x
KIRANALIX