Primark Makeup Haul

Hi Guys!

I have a mini makeup haul from Primark on the blog today, I nipped into Primark to look for some summer dresses but as usual in Laura Jane world I picked up things i wasn't even planning on looking at - anyone else do this???
In my defence a few items were for my daughter! so if your a makeup starter wanting to try new products or build up a collection, Primark might be your best starting point! Primark has quite the P.S range on offer - i don't know why i hadn't stopped at the makeup section before!

Colour correcting sticks // jumbo pencils: £1.50 each
Colour correcting makeup seems to be everywhere at the minute, if your new to this concept its correcting any discolouration on your face before you start your makeup, for example;

Green: Neutralises redness
Yellow: Hides purple or blue
Purple: Eliminates unwanted yellow undertones
Pink: Masks signs of fatigue
Orange: Hides deep discolouration
Blue: Neutralises orange discolouration

Correcting these before applying your makeup gives you an extra flawless complexion. The green stick is used for redness, i use this around my nose. The yellow stick is for dark circles, plenty of those on my face - full time mummy and late night Netflix watcher right here!!

2 in 1 Foundation and Loose Mineral Powder £3 // £2

This clever tube of foundation has a built in concealer in the cap of the foundation. Handy to keep in your makeup bag! With a coverage of a medium to light this foundation is build-able to your preference. The concealer compliments the foundation well but if you like a high cover concealer you may want to use your own. Having said that it does do well itself. Everyone is different and wants different things from their makeup. Using the colour correcting sticks under this should do the trick.

Contour sticks // jumbo pencils £3
These contour sticks are a fab way to add definition onto your face, this set of three comes with a contour shade, bronze and highlight. I personally prefer a powder for my contour and bronzer but these little beauties are easy to use and blendable. Use a light hand and blend using a beauty blender or sponge  

Velvet Matte Lipstick £2 each

I have a love hate relationship with matte lipsticks, sometimes they look Instagram worthy and other times they look like my lips are so dry they are about to drop off! These lipstick pencils have a very creamy formula which seems to glide on, they also don't seem to have a drying effect on my lips so they are keepers!

Brow Kit

The brow kit comes with everything you will need to start grooming your brows to perfection, I love to top mine with a brow gel. Small and compact these are perfect travel companions.

Foundation & concealer brush £1.50

For a mere £1.50 its worth while stocking up on their brushes, this one is perfect for applying concealer and I will use the bigger side ( foundation side ) to apply loose powder to bake away the fine lines.

Nail corrector £1.00

Such a nifty tool to have if your a little on the messy side with your nail polish - like me!
it comes with 5 nips which are shaped to easily fit around your natural nail. So now i can be as messy as i like painting my nails and then use this to remove the evidence!!

Scented candle
Sea Salt & Lavender £4
White Amber £3
I wish there was a way for you to smell how gorgeous these smell! I have been happily burning these while filming for YouTube and editing. If you follow me on snapchat you will have seen these when i brought them.
 ( snapchat: laurajanestyle )

Have you brought any beauty items from Primark lately? let me know in the comments

Amelia May - beautiful rings

Hi Guys,

Look at how pretty these rings are from Amelia May!!!

If you haven't had the guilty pleasure of checking out Amelia May website, then you are missing out on some drool worthy accent pieces!
On her website you will find perfect little finishing touches for outfits, Instagramable pretties and some down right beautiful jewelry.

Four rings that are so adorable on their own or worn stacked together. To be honest they are now living on my daughters fingers!!! There are so many styles to choose, from chevrons to beautifully crafted amethyst stones.

Amelia May is all about supporting British businesses and hand making every piece to order! with every attention to detail carefully crafted just for you. I love the fact all of her pieces are not made in bulk, which means not everyone on your street will own the same items!
I adore her range, from bohemian to chic, necklaces to broaches there seems to be something for everyone. Let me know your thoughts and opinions.

L'Oreal true match foundation

Hi Guys!
Last week I left the safety nest of my Estee Lauder double wear foundation and branched out to new horizons - shocker!!!! I am the type that settles quickly into a routine habit of using the same foundation, I am a total creature of habits. although i still firmly adore the Estee Lauder foundation at £30 a time for a bottle  I wanted to find a cheaper version as I wear foundation daily.
Introducing my pick of the bunch " L'Oreal True Match" £9.99

after swatching an embarrassing amount of foundations on the back of my hand i settled eventually on the true match, it offered skin perfecting pigments with 3 new shade enhancers for skin matching perfection as well as boasting a super bendable formula.

First impressions were a little less promising though, I applied the foundation using my real techniques buffing brush and was pleased with the result. The formula feels very light on the skin. All was looking fab and i was super pleased that i had found a new foundation love. I also love that it has a pump. However, after a few hours i noticed it had started to slip and move on my face, which i have never had before. So if you have oily skin this may not be the foundation for you.

The next day i tried again, this time using a good primer and opting for my beauty blender. It was looking better than before and my skin had a flawless finish, it also lasted throughout the day - so a good primer is needed. The foundation has a good coverage and as it has skin perfecting pigments it hides little imperfections too.

This foundation lives up to being super bendable, its easy, quick and does leave a natural radiant finish, skin looks more healthy and feels fresh. I preferred it applied with a beauty blender or sponge. It is also build-able with out looking cakey or heavy, which allows you to build up your coverage to you personal taste. Now i have found the way i like to apply it I am loving this foundation, perfect for spring/summer as it feels so lightweight on my skin yet gives me the coverage my confidence needs. My shade is Golden beige.

L'Oreal has a full range of true match products from concealers to blushers.

If you guys haven't tried this foundation yet i would certainly recommended it - I would love to know your thoughts.

£1 makeup blenders!!

Hi Guys,
I found a little beauty bargain this week, makeup blenders for £1

A few days ago I made a quick dash into Pound Land to stock up on some art and craft bits for my childrens art box, normally I always skip the makeup isle as I don't have high hopes for what the makeup offers, this time however these blenders caught my eye!
4 different styles were on offer and looked very similar to the Maybelline mini blender I had recently purchased. My initial thought was to buy them for my daughter as she constantly tries to steal my beauty blender or my real techniques blending sponge, and for just £1 I had to snap these up.

I like the black packaging and the size which again is very similar to the Maybeline mini blender, I also like the different shapes of the blender themselves;
The pointed one - shaped perfectly for under the eye and reaching the tricky inner corner of the eye beside your nose.

The Mushroom one - clearly i have made that name up!!!! so dont go asking for the mushroom blender! - this one is perfectly shaped to apply cream contour or highlight.

The angles one - this one is shaped like the orange Real Techniques blending sponge, round on one side and angled at the other,  again this is a good shape to blend concealer or even for applying setting powder if you like to bake.

The "beauty blender" shaped one I was particularly interested in ( as my daughter is ALWAYS trying to steal mine )

but to be honest it was a big disappointment. You cant dampen this sponge to make it nice and soft, it stays hard - I took a picture of the sponge before and after adding water.

It stays the exact same shape but turns a darker shade of peach. It also just adsorbs the foundation or concealer so you cant blend the product onto your face as well as my other blenders.

ok so these blenders may not be as good as the "real deal" but they are certainly worth a try. they have a similar feel to a dry beauty blender and have a very similar feel and finish to the Maybelline mini blender. I love using my blenders damp but as these didn't hold water personally they are a miss for me.

I hope you found this little post helpful, I just thought I would share a little unexpected find this week. I am trying out a new foundation this week and will share my thoughts next week for you, see you then xox