Monday, 28 July 2014

Abbey Hearts Makeup Dupes Of The Day: Summer Edition


Hey everyone, 

So today I thought I'd share with you three of my best dupes that I have in my collection right now...


This includes a Peach Melba Look Beauty Cheeky Trio palette which is a dupe for Urban Decay's Naked flush palette (streak).

Also Technic's High Lights Liquid Highlighter being a dupe for Benefit's High beam face Highlighter.

Then last but not least The Body Shop 02 eye-shadow, being a pretty close dupe for MAC's Nylon eye-shadow.

So to start off with The 'Look Beauty cheeky trio palette'.   I picked this up before jetting off to spain in February as I wanted to keep the amount of makeup I was travelling with very light, and this being the perfect handbag size was right up my street! I picked up the shade Peach Melba suggested for medium skin tones, and I have to say all the shades are very pigmented.   The trio includes a Matte contour shade, a rosey gold ish shimmery blush (but not too shimmery) and a beautiful highlighter shade.   Now a matte bronzer is often hard to find in the drugstore but I definitely recommend this.   Now onto the dupe, The urban decay naked flushed palette in the shade 'streak' costing £22 and the look beauty palette costing me £3 massive bargain.

sorry that they are not perfect, I have been using it.
It also gives a fool proof of 'how to' on the back if your new to makeup.
The only problem is I think this product has been discontinued since February, therefore I could only find this one for £12 available from superdrug.

Next up I have the body shop eye-shadow in 02 being a very close dupe for MAC's Nylon shade, or aka the perfect eye-shadow highlighter shade.   The only difference I would say would be that this one is more goldy than MAC's. The mac shade costing between £11-£13 and the body shop one costing £7 another bargain!
not sure why I swatched it twice!

still in the old packaging

      
also not sure why it doesn't have a name?
However the only similar colour I could find on their website was 101 golden girl which I hope is almost the same as I haven't tried and tested their new eye-shadow range.

Time for the big finale, Techic's High Lights being an amazing dupe for Benefit's High Beam highlighter and looking pretty identical on the skin.   I found the Technic one in BodyCare in the UK only costing me around £2.50 and the Benefit highlighter costing £19.50 so a hugggee bargain!



I use this near enough every single day because I love it soooo much.   I would really recommend this not only for the price tag but for the fact that it really lasts long and the formula is amazing, it also blends really well into the skin, and looks equally amazing on the brow and cheek bones.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

July Summer 2014 makeup Wishlist

Hey everyone,

So today I thought I'd share with you my 2014 makeup summer wishlist, because I love reading these!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Perfume:

First up and obviously is Marc Jacobs' new summer scent Daisy Dream.   This scent is describes as light, fruity and floral.with floral and fruity aromas top notes of blackberry, pear and grapefruit and a splash of jasmine, lychee and blue wisteria with base notes of white wood, coconut water and musk.   Which I can definitely vouch for as smelling amazing.   I have lusted for this for 3 weeks ish now ever since spraying it on myself at World Duty Free and instantly regretting not buying it once on the plane...typical Abbey!

The tester card still smells soooooo good!


NXY Butter Glosses:

Next we have the ever-so-famous NYX butter glosses, which look the and are reviewed as A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.   Can you also believe that they now sell NYX products at Next in the UK! nope neither can I.   I saw their stand when I was in Next shopping in the mid summer sale.   Now these have been in the limelight so many times before, and again I really should have purchased a few, as I hear they are very cheap (apparently in the US) and also the formula is great.   I really want to get my hands on the colours; Brulee, Strudel, and Cream Pie...all very similar yet all very unique.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Mega Bronzer:

Now this looks like I'm sponsored by Marc Jacobs, unfortunately I am not haha! I just love his products.   I am hearing a lot along the grapevine of his makeup range and especially this bronzer.   First of all I love the size of this bronzer and you definitely get your money's worth with 1 oz of product, also great for traveling with the huge mirror included.   The colour pay off and pigment is also great but also looks very natural on the skin   The only problem with purchasing this is the fact that it is only stocked in the USA...so if I wanted to buy it I would have to make a cheeky Sephora order which probably won't happen.   Then we have the chic'est packaging EVER!!!



Dior Airflash Spray Foundation:

This has been another product on my wishlist radar lately, with friends raving about it, making me crave it! It looks like a dream to apply, being lightweight yet with enough coverage that you need in the summer months but still very blendable.   It also comes in 8 skin tone colours, so should easily suit everyone.   Who can't love the Dior packaging? the price tag of £33 however is not so pretty, but with the 70ml of product I suppose it is worth it.   You also have the option to spray it directly to your face or onto a foundation brush and then blend it into your skin.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette: 

This is the perfect everyday eye-shadow palette, because you can obviously never have enough neutral eye-shadow palettes right!   But the shades in here look soooooo amazing and the Too Faced products never dissapoint.   Again perfect for traveling due to the different looks you can achieve from day to evening.   My personal fav shades are; silk teddy, Cashmere bunny, and Erotica.   This palette also comes with a leaflet therefore if you are new to eye-shadows or even new to makeup this would also be perfect for you.   This also reminds me a lot of my Naked 3 palette yet smaller and handbag size.

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Dior Airflash Spray Foundation...
Feelunique: http://www.feelunique.com/p/DIOR-DIORSKIN-AIRFLASH-Spray-Foundation-70ml

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Friday, 25 July 2014

My heart of the week, Summer Review: L'Occitane Angelica Ultra Matte Fluid (for oily skin)

Hey everyone,

I've been using this product for about 3 weeks now and I am really loving it so far.   I wanted to try this product as soon as Ingrid aka missglamorazzi mentioned it in one of her videos as she too has oily skin.   Now when I say I have oily skin I mean really oily and I've never understood why? Therefore I thought this would be my miracle product, so when I recently went on holiday I picked it up in World Duty Free.

The packaging feels very substantial, looks like glass however I think its just cloudy hard plastic.   I also love this due to the fact that it has a pump, so it distributes all the product you need and has a stopper so you will never waste product.   One pump will easily do your whole face.   The pump also locks which is great for traveling.




Next we have the luxurious scent, now I know some people don't like scented face products but you will love this! It is very fresh with a hint of lemon due to the lemon extracts and angelica.   The consistency is a matte cloudy cream formula.

I have found that it works okay for me, not brilliantly but nothing does on my skin so that was kinda expected, although if you find you just have a very oily T zone it would work amazingly with you.   You can apply this as a moisturizer, a face mask or a primer.   In the mornings I opt for the primer but sometimes I will use it as a leave on overnight face mask if I have had a particularly 'shiny' day. I found that if I apply it around 9am I have to again powder at 12pm.   It is very mosturizing and not at all drying on my skin, so it doesn't stick to any dry areas (if any haha!).

In the bottle you recieve 50ml of product which would easily last you a while,
I think this product is a must for summer and I have definently found my BB cream to last longer.
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Hey everyone,

I have been considering to make a beauty/fashion/lifestyle blog for about 3 years now, and the time has finally come where I can commit most of my time to it.   I have a passion for writing and photography so this is perfect for me! I hope to give you the best blog posts and pictures that I can.   I am so excited about this and the future for us, thank youuuuu!
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