ispyeyes contact lens review

So recently I have been watching a lot of makeup tutorials on youtube and a lot of the girls are wearing contact lenses, and I thought it would be fun to try wearing them.

In the past I’ve never really been interested in wearing them, but lately, I’ve been obsessed. I think that they make makeup looks so much better and I love all of the different colours that you can get.

One of the main inspirations for contact lenses is Huda Kattan.

I love how the contact lenses make her makeup stand out and draw your attention to her eyes.

She wears contacts a lot in her Youtube videos and when she is modelling her own brand makeup.

Wearing some thick wispy lashes also helps make the contacts stand out, and I especially like the grey and green contacts that she wears.

 

One of the main problems for me was finding the right place to buy them because my eyes are quite sensitive anyways so I wanted to buy contact lenses that were safe to use.

I remembered the Marnie Simpson from Geordie Shore had her own business selling coloured contact lenses, so I thought I’d have a look.

She has a huge range of colours to choose from, even Halloween lenses.

Looking through the gallery on the website I was drawn to the grey lenses so I picked the Mrs Grey contacts.

This is what they looked like on the website with Marnie modelling them.

I was completely in love with the colour so I decided to pick these lenses and they last for 2 months!

Marnie said “You’ll love Mrs Grey! These are a mid grey colour. They’re not too dark or light and can give your eyes an instant makeover. Again even though they’re natural these will work well for a night out. This is turning into one of my new favourites!”

I also had to buy the eyewear kit, because I needed the solution as well as the case, and then I bought the lens applicator kit as well.

So it all came to around £30 because I had to pay shipping.

It took a few days to arrive, and I was very happy when it arrived.

The lenses came in a small box with the ispyeyes logo on the box and the name of the lenses at the bottom next to the barcode.

I couldn’t apply the lenses straight away because they have to soak in the solution for at least 6 hours, so I had to wait a while before I could wear them.

The real difficult part was putting them in my eyes.

There is a video on the ispyeyes website showing you how to apply them and take them out.

 

Marnie shows you how to apply the lenses safely and to make sure that the lens in a cone shape, so that’s it’s ready to be applied.

I did try using the little applicator tool, but I found it easier using my finger.

You do have to be patient, especially if you’ve never worn them before like me.

After about 20 minutes I managed to apply both of them, and I was so pleased with how they looked.

My eyes did water for a bit at first but that’s normal, it’s just because the lenses still have some of the solution on them.

So this is what they looked like.

I was impressed with them because they were really light on my eyes and didn’t irritate them at all.

And also becuase of how light and bright they made my eyes look, because naturally I have quite dark hazel coloured eyes, so it was a shock at seeing what I look like with grey coloured eyes.

Up close you can see some of the green in my eyes but from afar they are really light and you can’t see any green.

I think that the eye colour is great with my platinum blonde hair, and I’m definetly going to buy another pair of contacts for when I go on holiday in May.

I will definitely need more practice with applying the contacts and taking them out, but already I’m getting better at it, here are some of my tips when applying them.

1. Wash your hands first

2. Make sure that you’re comfortable

3. Have a mirror next to you

4. Use the tweezers to pick them up

5. Do what works for you, using your finger or the applicator

6. Relax

By following these steps you’re sure to apply the lenses safely and correctly, and don’t get flustered! Take all the time you need.

When taking them out I use my nail, because my acrylics aren’t sharp and push the contacts to the outer part of the eye and then pinch it out.

There are different ways to take contacts out but this way works for me and you just need to find what works for you.

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How to do your own Acrylic nails at home

Tired of paying way too much for acrylic nails? Do you want to learn how to do your own acrylic nails at home?

 

Well, in this post I’m going to show you how to do your own acrylics at home and turn your old boring nails into Malibu Barbie nails.

From this…

To this!!!

To start you’re going to need to make sure that you have all of the correct equipment.

Here’s a list of everything you will need in an acrylic started kit, to recreate these nails.

 

Equipment list

Nail Liquid

Chosen Powder

Nail Tools (Cuticle clipper, Tip cutter, Cuticle Pusher)

Primer

Sani-Pure

Cleanse

Nurture oil

Nail Brush

Large Dappen Dish

Nail Tips

Nail Glue

Buffer and File

Top Coat

Lint Free Wipes

Couch Roll

Nail Sponge

Silver Mirror Pigment

Base Coat

Top Coat

 

So now that you have everything it’s time to get started!

 

1.Using your cuticle pusher push the cuticles back on every nail.

2. Return to the first finger and remove any excess (if required).

3. File all nails into a neat short shape.

4. Using a file gently buff the nail bed all over and repeat on all nails.

5. Brush off excess dust.

6. Using a lint-free wipe, wipe the nail with nail pure.

7. Select tip sizes for application on all 10 nails.

8. Cut tips to the right length and file to the desired shape.

9. Apply one coat of primer to all 10 nails, wait one minute then repeat.

10. Using the buffer file gently buff the false tips.

11. Drench your brush in the nail liquid, wipe off excess on the sidewall of the liquid holder, gently place the brush into the chosen powder.

12. Place the bead at the top of the nail by the cuticle and gently brush down, continuously patting and brushing the powder onto the nail in order to get the right shape so there isn’t any lumps or bumps.

13. Don’t forget to wipe the brush to remove any excess acrylic.

14. Using a nail file, shape the side walls of the nail, repeat on all.

15. File gently around the cuticle area, repeat on all nails (lighter pressure gives greater results)

16. File over the whole nail giving shape, repeat on all nails

17. Brush off dust

18. Using a lint-free wipe and cleanse, wipe all 10 nails.

19. If applying gel polish, paint the base coat on then cure for 10 seconds nails and the paint with the coloured gel and place under a lamp for 60-120 seconds.

20. Apply top coat and place under a lamp for 60-120 seconds.

21. Using a sponge dip into the chrome powder and rub all over the nail for a chrome effect.

22. Apply top coat again and place under a lamp.

23. Place a drop of cuticle oil around the cuticle and rub in.

And you’re done!

These are my favourite nails, I always have pink nails and chrome pink is my absolute favourite!

If you are interested in starting a nail course you can buy a starter kit here, and if you are based in the Midlands are looking for a nail course I trained with Tweeks Academy, everyone there was really helpful and friendly, I would 100% recommend going there to train.

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Summer Favourites

The sun’s been out so that means one thing, I have to do a Summer favourites!

Summertime is my favourite time of the year and here are some of my must-haves for the season.

  1.  I love Revolution, Vanilla and Coconut Setting Spray.

Not only does this setting spray smell so good but it is only £6 from Superdrug. The smell of the coconut reminds me of holidays so every time I spray it I feel like I’m on a beach somewhere hot and sunny, even if it is tipping it down outside.

 

2. Iconic London Illuminator Drops

This highlight is perfect for the Summer, you can even wear it as a base for your powder highlight to make it really poppin! I like the Illuminator in the shade Original it makes your skin gleam and the gold compliments a smoky eye look.

 

3.  Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW Lipstick

I am absolutely in love with this nude, it’s the perfect shade to wear in the Summer, it looks beautiful and glides onto your lips like it’s satin. And of course, it’s modelled after Kim Kardashian’s signature nude lip.

 

4.  Morphe Bronze Goals Palette

This Limited Edition Morphe palette is a must have for your summer makeup, the mixture of shimmer and matte shades are perfect to create a smokey summer look, and the golden shimmers are stunning and I use them a lot when I do my cut crease looks.

 

5. Doll Lashes Frankie

These are my favourite lashes, I love how thick and wispy they are. I’ve had so many pairs of these lashes, they’re deffo a must have! I don’t think you can buy them online but I can always get a pair when I go into Topshop.

 

6. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

This perfume is a must have, it’s so popular that it is out of stock quite a lot, but is usually re-stocked a lot during the Summer. I love the smell and think it’s great to wear on holiday, I will deffo be packing this for my Summer holiday.

So that’s all of my Summer favourites, that I’m currently in love with.

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0-100 Bronze Glam Transformation (Full coverage)

Who doesn’t want to get that glow? Highlighters are your best friend when it comes to making a glowy bronze look. Everyone loves a perfect bronze eye look with a sharp contour. It isn’t always easy to achieve the ultimate bronze look but I’m going to show you how to go from 0-100 using my all time favourite beauty products.

 

Let’s get started then!

 

First, you want to start by using a primer to set everything in place, I like to use the Tarte Brighter Days moisturiser, it’s a perfect base for your foundation and it has glitter reflexes in it so it gives a glowy base for your foundation.

For Foundation I like to use the Urban Decay All-Nighter Foundation in the shade 4.0, it’s a matte foundation, and I absolutely love using matte foundation as opposed to satin, as I like to use a highlighter to make the skin look dewy.

Of course, for concealer, it has to be the Tarte Shape Tape. The is the best concealer I’ve used ever! It is so full coverage and is perfect for highlighting and hiding any imperfections.

Now to achieve the perfect smoky eye look I like to use my Morphe Bronze Goals palette. I’ve only recently purchased this palette but has become one of my Holy Grails, it has beautiful browns and a mix of matte and shimmer shades. It is definitely a summer must have!

So the eyes should look like this.

I have applied a pair of thick wispy lashes, these are Violet Vossm but you can use any lashes, or if you don’t like wearing falsies you can just apply a bit of mascara, but I personally think that lashes are a must have for this look.

 

Now for bronzer, I like to use my MAC Give Me Sun and my Too Faced Chocolate Bronze. They’re both my favourite bronzers to use when doing a glowy bronze look.

Now my favourite part Highlighter! I like to use my Iconic London Illuminator drops in the shade Original, and the for pressed powder I like to use my Ofra NikkieTutorials highlighter in the shade Glow Goals. Both of the highlights give a beautiful glow to the skin and the gold shade goes well with the eye look.

So this is the finished look, I absolutely love the eyes and how dewy the skin looks, it’s a perfect summer look.

The wig that she is wearing is from Lullabellz in the style Kimmy K.

I also have a video version of this look on YouTube, if you want to watch it please click here.

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Inside the world’s biggest Primark

PRIMARK YOU DIDN’T DISAPPOINT!!

So Yesterday the world’s biggest Primark opened, and I’m still shook!

The store was so big I felt like I was in a department store. It has four floors, a beauty salon, eateries, a Disney cafe and so much more.

The store embraces the city of Birmingham and being a fellow Brummie myself I felt very welcome.

When you first walk into the shop there is a real buzz about the place, maybe that’s because they have their own DJ playing Drake and some old school Ashanti.

There are also bright lights around that say ‘hello Brum’ as well as I love Birmingham bag, as and other Brummie merchandise.

There’s even a signpost in the middle of the shop for if you get lost, which admittedly I did. Oops!

The store is certainly different from the last one on New Street, definitely better!

I couldn’t believe how big the store was, it’s unlike anything I’ve seen before!

It even had a large range of products from leisure, home, stationery, lingerie, smart-wear, and beauty.

The makeup section was unreal!

There range of lipsticks was insane, I managed to pick up a few nude lipsticks for 90p! DAMN GIRL!

Ok, the matte lipsticks were £1.50, but they’re still a good price.

I even managed to pick up a cute pair of Minnie Mouse eyelashes in the style MAGICAL for only £2. Bargain.

 

The beauty section itself was huge, there’s even a stand with a range of beauty brands as well as Alex Steinherr’s skin care collection.

If that wasn’t enough there’s even a whole wall dedicated to false eyelashes.

There’s also a section for all of the little things you need in your makeup bag, i.e. makeup wipes, lash curlers, moisturisers, tweezers, face masks and cotton pads. Perfect for the holiday season, we need all of our beauty essentials when we’re on holiday. The last thing we need is to run out of makeup wipes while we’re away.

The Disney cafe was really cute, although there was quite a long queue.

Are we surprised though?

It is so amazing when you look into the cafe, you walk through huge Mickey Mouse ears to get into the cafe and there’s so much there!

There’s a gaming area, photos of Mickey and Minnie and plenty of selfie walls.

They serve different types of food, as well as milkshakes, pancakes, waffles, fruit. They’re even shaped like Mickey Mouse.

This post is making me hungry just thinking about it!

If you haven’t already been to the world’s biggest Primark in Birmingham then you need to go!

It is so big inside so you will need to take your time when shopping in there, I still feel like I’ve missed so much and need to go back!

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5 beauty Vloggers you need to follow

  1. CarliBybel

If you haven’t already, you need to follow Carli Bybel on Instagram and Youtube. She uploads a range of content from hair and makeup tutorials to closet tours.

 

She’s an American vlogger from New Jersey who started her career back in 2011 and since has collaborated twice with Missguided, launched her own makeup palette with BH Cosmetics and has over 6 million subscribers.

 

Her Instagram is full of inspirational makeup looks ranging from quick 5-minute makeup challenge to full glam night out makeup. Carli also uploads her different fashion looks that are very Kardashian!

 

 

2. Rachel Leary

Rachel is a UK beauty vlogger based in London. Her makeup tutorials are mainly glowy bronze look, perfect day time glam and night out looks.

She is also experimental with makeup, having done colourful eye looks for pride as well as vibrant colourful looks using bright palettes such as the HudaBeauty emerald obsessions.

Rachel has recently collaborated with latest popular beauty brand Doll Beauty alongside other vloggers like Holly Boon to promote their new eyeshadow palette and loose shadow pigments.

 

 

3. NikkieTutorials

Nikkie is one of the most popular YouTube vloggers, she is known for her “power of makeup” tutorial that has inspired millions of people globally.

Nikkie has a following of 2.2 million on YouTube and 11.9 million on Instagram. She has collaborated with various vloggers and celebrities on her channel including Jeffreestar, Jessie J and Ashley Graham.

She is well known for her edgy full glam makeup looks that consist of heavy smoky eyeshadow cut creases, with gems and glitter.

Nikkie is one of very few successful beauty YouTubers from the Netherlands, having started her YouTube career 10 years ago in 2009 where she uploaded a first-ever makeup look and since has recreated it and received over 7 million views.

 

4. James Charles

James Charles is a 19-year-old American beauty guru. He started his YouTube career 3 years ago and since has collaborated with Morphe launched his very own Morphe X James Charles palette with all of his signature, go to colours.

 

James also has collaborated with many stars such as Iggy Azalea, Kylie Jenner and Jeffreestar. His makeup creations are so creative and inspiring, he is so talented and continues to create these beautiful makeup looks.

 

James has also appeared on the cover of cover girl magazine in 2016 and caused chaos at the latest Morphe meet and greet in Birmingham were roads were gridlocked for hours, oops.

He also has his own range of hoodies with Sisters Apparel, a custom makeup palette with Morphe, he hangs out with the Kardashians and he travels vis private jet. What a life!

 

 

5. Jordan Lipscombe

Jordan is a UK based beauty vlogger who started her career 3 years ago with her get ready with me simple everyday glam. Since then she has collaborated with Hannah Renee, another UK beauty guru, launched makeup palettes with BeautyBay and has over 1 million subscribers. Not bad!

As well as beauty Jordan also does huge Missguided, Pretty Little Thing and Nasty Gal shopping hauls.

Most recently she has done a lot of skin care and drugstore tutorials, along with her favourite hairstyles specifically for people with short hair.

She is at the cutting edge of style and beauty, her Instagram is filled with makeup and fashion inspiration.

Kim Kardashian inspired make-up

 

Inspired by the beauty that is Kim Kardashian, I decided to go all over platinum blonde, don’t get me wrong I am not in any way saying that I look like Kim Kardashian, I wish!

The process of becoming platinum blonde isn’t easy!

As it’s an all-over colour, the bleach has to be applied all over your roots which at the beginning is fine but after a while, your scalp becomes sensitive and itchy.

 

My hair has taken a while to get to the colour that it is. Starting off with dark black and gradually going lighter, but after 4 times at the salon, my hair had lifted from brown to blonde. My hairdresser was really shocked at how well my hair had taken to the bleach as it can take months or years for some clients to lighten their hair, never mind going all over blonde.

Inspired by the Kardashians and their style, particularly Kim and Kendall. I decided to alter my look inspired by the Kardashians.

Scrolling through Kim Kardashian’s Instagram I wanted to create a Kim K makeup look, using my own makeup products to replicate her flawless nude look.

I decided to recreate this look because the makeup doesn’t look too difficult to mimic, nude looks are my favourite and my new bronze morphe palette has colours perfect for this look.

Please feel free to comment below and let me know what you think of my Kimmy K inspired look.

B a s e

Simple kind to skin hydrating light moisturiser (£0.90 Primark)

Tarte brighter days (£30 Tarte)

 

F a c e 

Urban Decay all nighter waterproof longwear liquid foundation (£29.50 Urban Decay)

Maybelline the eraser eye perfect and cover concealer (£7.19 Boots)

Tarte shape tape (£23 Tarte)

Laura Mercier loose setting powder (£30 Cult Beauty)

Morphe brontour vlogger (£12 Morphe)

Kat von D shade and light palette (£37.99 Debenhams)

Iconic London cream contour palette (£32.99 Iconic London)

Iconic London Prep set glow (£18.50 Iconic London)

 

E y e s

Morphe 35G bronze goals (£24 Morphe)

Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil (£16 Urban Decay)

Tarte lights, camera, lashes mascara (£21 Tarte)

Doll lash Sophia (£10 Topshop)

Duo lash glue (£8.95 Beauty Bay)

 

B r o w s 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip brow pomade soft brown (£19 Beauty Bay)

Anastasia Beverly Hills 7B brush (£18 Beauty Bay)

 

L i p s

Dose of colors Glazed (£15 Beauty Bay)

NYX lip pencil London (£4 Boots)

 

F a k e  T a n

Bondi Sands Dark (£14.99 Superdrug)

 

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Destiny

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