OLIVIA ETC

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6.13.2017

TATTI LASHES IN TL3

Tatti Lashes TL3
Tatti TL3 Lashes


When it comes to falsies I rarely stray from my beloved Eylure 143s - they are hands down one of the best lash styles EVER. But when I saw that they had gone up to £8, EIGHT POUNDS, on the ASOS website, I took to www.falseeyelashes,co.uk to have a browse of some different styles. 

I had come across the Tatti Lashes brand before but had thought  nine quid - that's a bit pricey isn't it? Well it seems like that's the going rate at the minute. Also, the Tatti Lashes are mink so really they're not half as expensive as say Lily Lashes.

I was a little bit worried these might look cray on my tiny eyes but they actually look amazing - no joke! They're so fluffy and thick. The band is pretty thick but they were super easy to apply, it's like they were already moulded to my eye shape. These lashes come with a little vial of glue which was SO STICKY. In the best way possible! I really hope they sell the glue separately cos mama needs that in her life.

Overall these were an absolute dream to wear and I reckon I'll defo be getting a good 5-10 uses out of these bad boys!

What are your favourite lashes?

Olivia
6.11.2017

HACK TESTING: WASHING UP LIQUID FOR CLEANING MAKE UP SPONGES


If there's one thing I love more than a good ol' Beauty Hack post, it's a Hack Testing post. I've found so many good hacks over the years, my favourite being the classic hair spray on a spoolie to set your brows in place and THEN to comb back your fly aways! Seriously, hacks are awesome. So when I saw this hack to clean your make up sponge with just water, washing up liquid and a microwave, I was so excited to try it!

So this hack involves your dirty make up sponges put in a mug with washing up liquid then in the microwave for 1 minute. I was really eager to try this one because I can never seem to get all the foundation out of my sponges, so much so it ends up being easier to just buy a new one.

The outcome of this hack for me was.. interesting. I put the sponges in the microwave repeatedly with new water and washing up liquid but I couldn't get all the make up out to save my life. Like, more and more was coming out each time but it just never seemed to end - I thought I was going to be there all day! So I did sort of give up, but as you can see on the after picture of the RT Miracle Complexion Sponge there are bits of orange coming through the lovely brown foundation stain (yum). And on the mini sponges (these are from Primark and they are so fab by the way!) it worked much better. I think this must have been because I hadn't used them as much so the make up probably hadn't penetrated as deep into the sponge.

When testing this hack something to bear in mind is how dirty your sponge actually is. Now, I know you're going to think I'm utterly gross but I actually can't remember the last time I actually tried to clean it. Grim, I know.  But I do think this affected the outcome massively. When I buy a new RT Sponge (which I think should be very very soon) I'm going to wash it more often using this hack and I'm pretty sure it will come up clean every time!

Overall, I feel like this hack would work a treat if your sponge isn't as foundation-logged as mine! I'm definitely going to do it more often on my sponges in the future!


Will you be trying out this hack?


Olivia
6.07.2017

JUNE TO DO LIST



I finished my exams a few weeks ago and with June in full swing now I can finally ditch the revision and focus on other exciting projects! I've got a long summer this year and I'm desperate to make the most of it so I've compiled a little June To Do List involving all of my summer goals.

1. Get my blog in order
HOW long have I been saying this for now? I really want to start posting regularly (say twice a week) and summer is the perfect time for me to get into the swing of things. I also am desperate to improve my photography as I feel its really holding my blog back.

2. Declutter
I seriously need to declutter my room at home. Since being at Uni I've bought so many new things, I've got no idea how on earth they're all going to fit in my room at home. I'm going to start with taking all the clothes I don't wear to the charity shop/recycling centre - I literally have clothes from when I was about 11 years old. I also have tons of old make up lying about at home that I know I never use as I haven't taken it to Uni with me. Not to mention all my old school work and revision that will need to be recycled too! Sounds like this could follow on into July.

3. Spend time with my mum
Now that I'm at Uni, my mum is at home all on her own, rattling about in our house. Not helped by the fact all of our family live in Kent and we're up here in Manchester! I'm really going to make an effort to spend time with her this holiday and do loads of lovely Mother-Daughter activities. As well as help her around the house whenever I can

4. Do a little bit of exercise
Exercise really isn't something I do on a regular basis. I won't lie, I'm an avid walker - and a particularly fast one too. But tell me to run/swim/any other form of exercise and I will quickly refuse. However, I'm going on holiday at the end of June and want to look my best in a swimming cozzie so I'm going to take part in the 30 Day Shred again as I really enjoyed it last year!

5. Get creative with my make up and hair
This is a bit of a silly one, but I always feel in a rut with my make up! I just immediately reach for the warm toned eyeshadows, but I really want to try new products and techniques to switch it up a little bit!

So, there you have it - my June To Do List, what's on yours?

Love Olivia