181. Efoxcity | Wholesale Clothing

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Hello all,
I want to introduce you to a lovely gem of a website that i was recently introduced too. I'm sure everyones been there when they want somewhere to shop that offers something different to what everyone else is currently buying.

So what is efoxcity, i hear you ask - well, efoxcity is a wholesale clothing site, so it sells many wondering full items at discount prices. Not only does it sell general clothing, it also sells 2013 evening dresses online, sequin prom dresses and 2013 wedding dress. It's like Aladdin's cave filled with many gems. So for all you people who are on a budget and are in need of some beautiful occasion wear - this website is definitely worth checking out!

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These are some of the dresses that I'll be adding to my own wishlist - there are so pretty and the best part? They are super cheap. These are just a small selection of items, there are so many more and so many different styles and colours to suit everyone and everyones budget. Delivery prices don't seem too bad either but they do seem to increase depending on how much quicker you want to get it.

The website is really easy to navigate, the design is nice and simple and my favourite part - you can change the currency so that its better for to understand. I hate it when you are on a international website and you have to try and work out how much its going to cost yourself, and its not always easy to get it accurate so the fact that this lets you change it gets a big thumbs up from me!

Natalie xx
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180. Review | Model's Co Colourbox Eyeliner Pencil in Black

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Hello all,
Glamour Magazine are giving away Model Co products this month - i received the Colourbox eyeliner pencil in black, i personally wouldn't have chosen this one but as a subscriber its sent at random - i went out and bought a couple of the other products anyway.  I wasn't overly thrilled when i realised which one i had because to be honest i have a dozen black eyeliner pencils in my collection already. I'll be brutal and say that this eyeliner doesn't do anything that any other eyeliner doesn't already do, so it's very unlikely you'd catch me forking out about £14.00 for this.

It is a good eyeliner - it's very pigmented and the formulation is really nice, it's enriched with Shea butter so the formula is really soft and it just glides along the skin, so its not harsh nor dragging on the skin which is always a good thing. This eyeliner is long lasting too, but i still take it out with me to top up throughout the day just to keep it looking fresh but id say this lasts a good few hours, also it doesn't smudge too much either which is always a plus - as there is nothing i hate more than panda eyes.

I like the design and packaging of the pencil but i absolutely despise it when eyeliners have sharpeners in the lids, yes it might be convenient but they just get so messy and even when you've cleaned it you still find bits of the liner all over it and that transfers to the pencil and it just really bothers me and lets face it, a sharpener doesn't take up that much space does it?

This is a really nice eyeliner and it is one id recommend trying out but like i said i personally wouldn't pay the £14 when i have other alternatives that are just as good and a smaller price.

Have you picked up this months Glamour?
Natalie xx

179. Monthly Favourites | June

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Hello all,
It's that time of the month again - the one where i tell you about how i can't quite believe that the month is almost over and how fast this year is flying by. Not only that, but it that time i tell you what products I've been loving for the past month.

I've been loving wearing this and I've reaching for it on a daily basis. I really like that this is more of a pink toned highlighter so its much more subtle on the skin but gives it a really nice glow. I also really like the packaging and the embossed detailing,, it's a super cheap product and i really like it.

This is a bit of a rediscovery, i was having a rummage through my collection when i came across it. I forgot how good it was to be honest, it covers my dark circles and my blemishes really well. It's a nice creamy consistency and it blends out nicely too. I also really like that it comes with a setting powder too.

Garnier Eye Roll On
I've been using this most mornings to wake my eyes up a little bit. It claims to be anti dark circles and anti puffiness, whilst it doesn't quite remove my dark circles the metal rollerball does help with puffiness because its really cooling and refreshing on the under eyes.

This is such a gorgeous baby blue/lavender colour. Usually, blue shades feel alien on me when i wear them but I've been really liking wearing this. It applies really nice and easily to the nails, it's opaque in just two coats and it lasted on my nails for a good 4 days without chipping.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
I've been using this in my skincare routine to remove my make-up. I absolutely love this stuff, it literally dissolves the product so well. It does leave you with a bit of a messy face after because although it dissolves the make-up it doesn't quite remove it, but i really like using this first before i use my cleanser to get the rest of it off.

Since i started using the Pearl Drops Beauty Sleep Serum about 3/4 weeks ago, I've really noticed a difference in my teeth - I'm not quite sure if its worked in restoring the enamel but it#s definitely whitened my teeth a little which is what i wanted to use it for. I really like that you use this at night so you don't really have to think or worry about it because it does it's magic whilst you sleep.

Garnier Moisture Match for Dull Skin
This moisturiser has a gel formula, i really like this it makes such a change for typical cream formulas. The gel is really refreshing to use. I've been wearing this in a morning to wake my skin up and it really does make me feel more pert and awake.

& that is my monthly favourites, what products have you been loving this month?
Natalie xx

178. Review | Sephora Daily Make Up Brush Cleaner

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Hello all,
Now i don't know about you but i find cleaning my brushes the most tedious and abysmal task ever. I'm such a naughty blogger and sometimes leave it a little longer than i probably should - i don't mean to but its just so boring.

When i was in Rome i picked up the Sephora Daily Make Up Brush Cleaner. It's an anti-bacterial formula, designed to quickly remove traces of make-up between applications. It works by spraying it onto the brushes and then wiping them with a lint-free cloth and let it air dry, there is no need to rinse and its super quick and easy. Of course, this isn't a replacement for deep cleaning your brushes - i think of it like dry shampoo, it keeps the brushes going in between washes. This does actually keep them clean, i used it on my Real Techniques brushes after using them and i can visibly see that it does remove the product.

I wasn't sure if I'd end up using it, because i used to have the Elf Daily Brush Cleaner and i never remembered to use it literally just sat on my shelf collecting dust. However, i have gotten myself in the habit of using the Sephora Daily Make Up Brush Cleaner right after I've finished applying all my make-up. The only negative thing i have to say about this is that I'm gutted i like it because I'm going to be able to replace it easily - damn the UK for not having Sephora.

I really like this, and although it can't fully replace the deep cleanse it makes me feel less guilty about not deep cleaning them as often as i could.

What do you use to clean your brushes?
Natalie xx

177. Review | NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in Milk & French Fries

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Hello all,
I'd been after trying the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils for so long, so i was pretty chuffed to see that I'd gotten two of them in the beauty swap i took part in back in April. I don't know why but there is something about jumbo eye pencils that i really like, i just find the idea of being able to sweep them over your eyes like your colouring something in with a pencil very satisfying (just me?). I got the shades Milk and French Fries.

Milk is a white shade; it's mostly used as an eyeshadow base as it can really make eyeshadow colours pop and it also really helps the eyeshadow stick to the lid and helps with the longevity of it. You could also wear it alone if you wear brave enough, but i personally don't quite suit the white eyeshadow look. French Fries is a dark golden, taupe brown kind of colour - this could also be used as a base underneath eyeshadow but i prefer to use this either as an eyeshadow alone applied all over the lid, or paired with other colours for a more intense eye look.

I personally like to wear 'Milk' as a base and apply 'French Fries' over the top and blend together, it lightens the brown shade and creates a really nice all over lid shade, add some black eyeshadow into the lash line and blend and it gives you a subtle smokey eye.

The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are really pigmented and really creamy so there is no tugging on the eyelid it just glides on. They are really easy to blend too, but i find if you over blend (is that a word?) you can wipe the colour off, so it's better to blend it very lightly - if that makes sense. I'll be honest and say I've not reached for them as much as i expected too but i do like them and i will definitely continue to use them especially on days i don't feel like putting to much effort into my make-up because you really can achieve a easy eye make-up look with these.

Have you tried the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils?
What's your favourite shades?
Natalie xx

176. Disappointing Products #1

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Hello all,
I always find these kind of posts/videos interesting, of course it's always good to read about how amazing a product is but sometimes its also interesting to read what products some people have also found disappointing. So i had a little rummage through my collection and found a couple of items  that i was disappointed in and that given the time again, i probably wouldn't have bothered to buy. With all similar posts to these, it's vital to remember that just because i may not have liked a particular product doesn't necessarily mean you won't.

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ELF HD Powder
I've had this powder for a little while and I'm trying my hardest to get it used up. This did originally have like a grid thing on (i don't know its official name) but i found it made it really awkward to get any product out so i took that out. I think i paid about £6 for this and there was just something about it being a HD powder that i was instantly grabbed my attention. If i remember rightly it was suggested to be a dupe to the Make Up Forever HD Powder - if its true then i doubt id be trying that out. This powder is so messy with or without the grid thing it just goes everywhere and when I've applied it to my face i don't really like how it looks and i feel that its really visible and even the white colour is kind of visible. Also, the packaging for this is ridiculous, it's a stupid size and not one id like to take on the go with me.

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Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba
I bought this because i was constantly hearing people rave on and on about how amazing this blusher was and for £1.99, i decided id buy into the hype and see what it was like. I don't see the hype myself - it's a gorgeous colour and its a brilliant price but that's about as good as it gets, the pigmentation on this was terrible, you have to really build up the colour on the cheeks and even then it barely last a few hours. Considering the hype this has around it, i was so disappointed.

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Nivea Beautiful Smile Extreme Resist Glossy Stain
I read a review on these and decided to go an see if i could find them in my local poundlands too because they seem liked really great products. I think the colours of these are so pretty and you know me I'm a sucker for a red lip. However, as a lip stain they just don't wear well, they dry sticky and the add gloss on the end doesn't really help either. If you reapply them throughout the day they become a horrible patchy and icky mess and just really unpleasant to wear, these are also really stubborn to remove.

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Topshop Eye Crayon in Rust
As a product this is actually really nice, they're creamy and apply lovely. I don't have a negative word to say about the product itself. This is only disappointing to me because of the shade - it's a lovely golden brown shade but i just can't seem to make it work for me. I love the idea of these eye crayons  to just sweep over the lid and and be done, but with this colour it just makes me look ill and weird round my eyes. I'm still gonna try and find some way to make this work but so far I'm just disappointed with the shade.

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MUA Extreme Felt Eyeliner in Black
I got this in the 50% off offer that MUA did at the start of the year, I've had two of these before so didn't think twice about ordering as i use felt liners alot so thought it would be handy to have a back up. However, i think they must have changed the formula to them as this was terrible and i don't remember them being so bad. This was awful and it applied a really watery looking grey colour on the lid and the formulation was a little watery too.

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L'Oreal Glam Shine Splash Stain in Juliet
I reviewed this on my blog quite recently. I love the packaging and the colour is just gorgeous it's such a pretty red colour, but i really don't like the application of it - it glides on really nicely a first but then it dries all patchy and sticky and i really don't like that. I want to love this so much because I've read some positive reviews from people but i just don't enjoy wearing it, it's feel horrible on the lips and it really makes me sad because there are some really lovely shades but i don't want to waste money trying others if it's just gonna be the same as this.

Those are my disappointing products. Like i mentioned earlier these are my opinion and just because they don't work for me, doesn't mean they wont work for you.
What products have disappointed you?
Natalie xx

175. Review | Pearl Drops Beauty Sleep Serum

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Hello all,
I'd never heard of the Pearl Drops Beauty Sleep Serum until my sister mentioned it to me, and whilst in town one day we noticed it was on offer so we both decided to pick it up and try it out. The Pearl Drops Beauty Sleep Serum, its a treatment that you use after you've brushed your teeth in the evening and it gets to work whilst you sleep. This serum claims to not only whiten your teeth but to nourish your gums too:- there are a variety of ingredients in it that helps boost the whiteness of your teeth, to restore and strengthen tooth enamel and to nourish gums and preserve their healthy look (see here for more info).
Everyone wants whiter teeth and its something most people strive for. I don't exactly have yellow teeth but that aren't white either so i was really intrigued to try this. I was also curious about it because it claims to strengthen and restore tooth enamel and the enamel on one of my front teeth is wearing thin - apparently, i grind my teeth in my sleep? - so I'm always really paranoid about it.

I've been using this roughly for about 3-4 weeks, ill be honest and say i have missed out some nights so chances are had i not been docile and forgot the results might be even better. Ideally, id have some pictures to show you before and after but i appear to have a creepy Chandler-like smile when showing my teeth and i didn't quite want to scare you with that imagery but i can honestly notice a difference in the whiteness of my teeth. There not quite at pearly white status yet but there is definitely an improvement in them and I've not even fully used up the tube yet so maybe I'll check back when its completely used up and I'll let you know if its gotten even better or not. As for the claim to strengthen and restore enamel, i don't quite know if this has happened - i don't know if there is a way to tell this?

One thing i was a bit worried about using this was the taste, but its actually not that bad. It has mint oils in that give it a minty taste, it's not the greatest buts it bearable and after a little while you don't even taste it anymore.

I definitely think this is worth a try if you want to whiten your teeth, like i said it hasn't changed them dramatically but I've definitely noticed some improvement. The Pearl Drops Beauty Sleep Serum retails for £3.49 and is available in Boots and Superdrug.

Have you tried the Pearl Drops Beauty Sleep Serum
Natalie xx

173. 100 Things that Make Me Happy (#5)

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41. Tumblr
It's like Aladdin's cave; you never know what you're going to come across on here. I can literally spend hours just browsing people's posts.

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42. Musicals
I've loved watching Musicals ever since i was little - they just always put me in a good mood.

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43. Organising
I find it really therapeutic, i love going through stuff and organising it all - especially my make-up storage.

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44. Killer Whales (Orcas)
They're such beautiful and magnificent creatures. Id love to see them in person one day.

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45. Fleurdeforce
I've been watching her videos for years and i really enjoy them.

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46. Getting Mail
Who doesn't love receiving mail? Except bills, nobody likes those.

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47. Finding a Bargain
I just find it really satisfying knowing I've not had to pay the full price.

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48. Typography
When it's bee done properly, it can look so beautiful - i especially love swirly typography.

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49. Singing
I love howling along to songs, thinking I'm the next big thing with my none so tuned set of pipes.

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50. Lie-ins
I don't cope with the morning too well, it makes me grumpy. Lie-ins make me happy. Not having to set an alarm makes me really happy.

Natalie xx

171. My Mac Lipstick Collection

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Ruby Woo | Rebel | Up The Amp | Snob | Chatterbox | Cremecup

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Hello all,
I always enjoy reading Mac Lipstick Collection posts, as I'm always curious to see what shades other people have and what shades i can pine over next. Mac is my all-time favourite brand for lipsticks as i just think they're excellent quality and they smell amazing. Although they are a little more expensive, i do believe they are worth every penny. Before i do get into this post, i just want to add a disclaimer that I'm not trying to brag about my collection and this is a collection that's slowly grown over the past few years.

Ruby Woo (Matte)
Ruby Woo is usually my go-to lipstick on a night out when i want a red lip as its super pigmented and i can usually guarantee that it will still be on my lips by the end of the night - a little faded albeit but it's still very visible. Ruby Woo is the the perfect true red shade and i love it, it has blue undertones which help your teeth appear whiter too - always a bonus! Due to its matte formulation i find that this does require your lips to be well moisturised but it's nothing a good lip balm can't solve. I also like to use a lip liner with this to prevent it bleeding as its a stubborn buggar to remove and red smudges on the chin just isn't a good look - at least i can't pull it off.

Rebel (Satin)*
One of my close friends Charlie has Rebel and she wears it so well, that it made me want it and i pined for it for so long and i finally received it for Christmas in a blogger secret santa i took part in - happy is not the word to describe the excitement. Rebel is such a beautiful purple plum colour. I don't wear this alot because it is quite a bold colour but i do really like it and its such an usual colour, i have nothing like this in my collection, I'm also a big fan of the satin finishes.

Up The Amp (Amplified)
This is the lastest addition to my collection, i bought it on a whim because i was in duty free and really wanted a new lipstick. Up the Amp is a lilac/lavender shade and it is really pretty. The amplified formula means that the shade is quite vivid but its also very moisturising and glossy. I'm actually debating whether to sell this on twitter or something, because i can't quite pull this shade off which makes me sad, However, it seems stupid to keep it when it'll just end up being left in my drawer and feeling unloved. (Yes, apparently they have feelings)

Snob (Satin)
This was my very first Mac Lipstick and it still remains one of my favourites - I've used it so much! Snob is a bright lilac toned pink and when I'm not wearing Ruby Woo on a night out, i turn to this one. There is something about this lipstick that i just think is really pretty and really brightens up a make-up look. This is one lipstick that i will constantly repurchase and will always be in my make-up collection.

Chatterbox (Amplified)
Chatterbox is such a lovely bubblegum pink colour and it's so pretty. This is the perfect summer shade and its lovely if you really want to brighten up your make up look and go for a more bold lip colour without it being too bright and out there - if that makes sense.

Creme Cup (Cremesheen)*
This is another favourite that i will constantly repurchase, its a lovely nude pink shade and its one of my go to lipsticks on a daily basis. I'm a big fan of pink toned nudes as they suit me much better than just a general nude (the ones that look like concealer) i love colours like this that i can stick on with any make-up look and not need to think to much about the application. The formula is lovely and creamy and its just a really nice lipstick to wear. This was never a shade i thought about buying but i won it in a giveaway and I'm so happy i did and this is definitely a well loved lipstick

and that is all my Mac lipsticks - I'm a big fan of these lipsticks and will no doubt collect more shades in the future, as i just can't resist them!

What's your favourite Mac Lipstick?
Natalie xx

170. Review | Collection Skyscraper Mascara

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Hello all,
I recently had a little sort out in my room and in the drawer that I keep products I'm yet to review or yet to use, i found this Collection (2000) Skyscraper mascara, which id won in a giveaway a couple of months ago.

I've been using this mascara for the past couple of weeks and it is good, it does add length to my lashes but it just doesn't quite live up to the Manshiu Mascara that i reviewed last month. One aspect of this mascara that i do really like is the wand; it has plastic brittles and one row of them seems to be slightly longer so it's like having the benefit of a comb on the brush as well (I've tried to show it in the photo above) and i find that helps to separate my lashes and give a nice even coating. I do find the formulation of this mascara a little dry when applying, i don't know if that's down to the formulation or whether it might be getting a little old - it was unopened when i came across it in my drawer so I'm not too convinced its the latter. I also fine this mascara smudges a little bit on me but that might be down to me and my heavy handed application.

The packaging is also something I'm not too crazy about, i just think its kind of unattractive but that might just be me being fussy. Collection are a really good affordable brand, so I'm sure this mascara will be fairly cheap too - their mascaras usually retail under £5 but i can't find it online to confirm the exact price. It is available on Fragrance Direct for £1.50 though, if you are looking to try it. I'm not sure i would repurchase this mascara myself but it is a decent mascara and it's a good one for people on a tight budget or who are just starting out with make-up.

What's your favourite mascara?
Natalie xx

169. Review | Essie Nail Polish in Bikini So Teeny

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Hello all,
I got this nail polish Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' in a giveaway i won quite recently from the lovely Ellie. I'll be honest and i say this isn't a shade i would pick up myself as i normally feel like blue's look a bit alien on me.  However, i a little bit in love with this nail polish at the moment and i haven't taken it off since i received it the other week.

The shade Bikini So Teeny is a gorgeous baby blue/lavender colour. The first time i tried an Essie polish i wasn't crazy about it and couldn't quite understand all the hype, but this one has definitely changed my mind. The brush on the Essie Nail Polishes is a good size, its not too big but its big enough to cover the nail with two sweeps. The first coat was quite weak and watery which i was a bit unsettled about but after the second coat it was opaque and looked fine. I only started to notice chipping after about 4 days which to me is pretty impressive because i usually notice it the next day.

I'm really happy with this nail polish and I'm loving wearing it, its a lovely summery colour and I'm sure ill be wearing it a lot over the summer.

What nail polish have you been wearing recently?
Natalie xx