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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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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Worlds biggest Primark opening in a week

The countdown to the world’s biggest Primark opening is almost over!

The new Primark will be opening in a week and replacing the old store on New Street with a new, bigger updated version.

Birmingham’s new Primark will have five floors, making it quadruple the size of the current store.

The store will also have its own beauty studio for nails, make-up, hair, lashes and eyebrows.

It will also have a barber, a personalisation service, as well as three “unique and amazing dining experiences”.

Primark has revealed that there will be a Disney cafe in the new Birmingham store.

Sounds like Disney world is coming to the UK, maybe you’ll be able to have dinner with some of the Disney characters like in Orlando.

Reports suggest that it will be the only licensed Disney eatery outside of its resorts and cruise ships.

I’m thinking Mickey and Minnie Mouse themed food, Disney songs on 24/7, staff dressed as characters, Mrs Potts and Chip teacups with macaroons. So cute!

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also going to be ‘recharge’ seating areas to relax in as well as free wi-fi.

We have been told to expect other surprises that will be revealed on the opening day on April 11th.

Birmingham’s new store will also feature what Primark’s calling its latest “contemporary shop fit” for “enhanced customer experience”.

With the opening day rapidly approaching, excitement and anticipation are rising and the expectations are high.

Payday couldn’t come sooner!

Fake Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions review

So I recently decided to buy a fake HudaBeauty palette from eBay to test whether it was just as good as the real thing.

I bought the palette for £3.75 from eBay about a week ago.

The real palette is £25 on Cult Beauty, so there is a huge difference in price.

The packaging is almost the same, the fonts are slightly odd, but the ruby’s on the front are completely different. The real palette has metallic reflexes in the ruby and the colours are bright red, whereas the eBay palette is more of a plum red.

                         Real                                                                        Fake

The first thing that I noticed was that the glitter pigments were completely different.

The Top middle ‘glitter’ pigment is more of a coral as opposed to fuchsia pink.

Also, the middle glitter on the right looks more bronze than deep purple.

The colours in the eBay palette are more bright than the original and don’t look exactly alike.

As you can see from the glitter swatches the colours are completely different.

The real palette (which is the first of every swatch) is much more pigmented, with real glitter reflexes running through the colour.

The fake palette has failed to mimic the glitters in the Ruby obsessions palette, especially the last colour, they look like they are two different palettes.

Again, we can see that the colours aren’t a close match, however, the colours do compliment each other. But I did notice that there was quite a lot of fall out from the fake palette and you needed to go over the colour about 2-3 times to get good pigmentation.

I have used the fake eBay palette on the left eye and the real HudaBeauty palette on my right eye.

 

At first glance, the eyes don’t look dramatically different, but if you look closely the right eye is more bright than the left. The colours stand out much more than the left eye. The left is much darker and the right was easier to blend the colours.

I decided to use the matte shades in the palette as the glitters didn’t look anything alike and I wanted the eyes to look as similar as possible, so I wanted to create a pink cut crease and use all of the matte colours to see what look I could create.

Overall, I was surprised with how the look turned out, I’m not in any way shocked that the palette isn’t exactly the same, there’s an old saying that I completely agree with ‘you pay peanuts you get monkeys.’

The glitter pigments especially would be difficult to replicate as the HudaBeauty brand are known for their chunky glitters so I’m not surprised that they look nothing alike.

I do think that you could use this palette again for a pink look and as it’s a small palette it can fit in your handbag or makeup bag and you could even take it on holiday.

This is what the overall look turned out like.

I’m pretty happy with the end result.

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Bonded extensions

 

 

I’ve always wanted to have thick voluminous hair, but unfortunately my whole life I’ve had thin flat hair.

I recently bought synthetic extensions from Lulabellz, they were a decent price and were long but I found it difficult to colour match my hair to the extensions.

In the past I’ve tried weaves, but I found that they didn’t last very long and damaged my hair badly.

As the hair is sewn into your hair, it can get quite itchy and as your hair grows the weave grows out so you cannot brush the hair properly, so your hair gets very knotty.

The major ‘issue’ with getting bond is of course the price.

If you go to a local salon you’re more likely to get a reasonable price for the hair.

My hairdresser trained with Balmain hair, who can charge around £600 for bonded hair extensions.

That maybe fine for reality stars like Charlotte Crosby or Megan McKenna, however for the rest of us… it’s a bit much for hair!

I found a good deal for bonded extensions at Diva Hair and Beauty Salon in Tile Hill, Coventry.

I paid £230 for 100g of Brazillian hair.

The main problem we all face with colour matching, (especially for blondes) is getting the exact colour match, because hair is so complex and there are various shades to match.

My hairdresser Kianna, matched up my hair with the colour wheel and found two colours that matched perfectly.

I managed to get an appointment quite quickly considering how long you can usually wait.

I was able to get an appointment within a couple of weeks.

The application process of the extensions took roughly just over a couple of hours.

I was absolutely in love with the end result!

The hair blended in so well to my natural hair, and looked so silky smooth at the end.

My extensions were 23 inches in length, so quite long!

They are so easy to style, and are great for adding volume.

I had so many compliments on my hair, and I feel really confident.

Although, the aftercare can be quite tiresome.

You cannot leave the hair wet especially if you are going to sleep.

It’s important that you dry the hair after washing it.

When you are going to sleep you have to plait the hair to prevent it from knotting in the night and ruining the hair.

As my natural hair gets quite knotty, I have bought a tangle teaser to brush through my hair and keep it in good condition.

After 3 months the bonds need to be removed, some are likely to have fallen out, that’s normal.

You can send the hair off to be rebonded, and re-applied.

At Diva Salon they charge £80 to reapply them.

Of course, if you don’t take care of the hair, don’t keep it in good condition, then you won’t be able to reapply them.

However, if you prefer to have next bonds, then pay £230 for the new set.

It may be a bit pricey over the year, but the price of beauty is not cheap.

And it still works out cheaper than the one set of hair from Balmain.

So, go for it girl!

21 in New York


 

New Yoooork, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do now you’re in New York. 

Firstly, let me just say how excited I am to write my first post on my blog!

At first I struggled thinking what to write about, and then decided to write about the most amazing trip ever, it certainly lived up to it’s expectations.

 

We flew out from Manchester to JFK airport with Thomas Cook, that is a different story entirely!

I’ll write a separate post on flying long hall with Thomas Cook.

I clearly remember sitting in the shuttle bus driving towards NYC anticipating what the city would be like, and then suddenly the skyline of the city appeared, it was truly breathtaking!

When we were driving through NYC it was like being a movie, yellow cabs everywhere, food stalls on every avenue, Louis Vuitton, Macy’s, Saks, Tiffany’s, and of course Times Square.

After the long journey from Manchester airport to JFK I was exhausted and couldn’t wait to check into the hotel.

I stayed in the Millennium broadway, It was better than I thought it would be!

We were upgraded to the superior room on the 49th floor as it was for my birthday.

The room was very spacious and clean, and had lovely view of NYC, and the hotel was just round the corner from Times Square, and right next to Sephora, PERFECT!

The first day in New York I got a coach out of the city to New Jersey to visit Woodbury Common outlet centre.

Oh…My…GOD!!

I couldn’t believe how amazing it was.

I thought Bicester village was good.

It was nothing on Woodbury.

There were sales everywhere!

When dropped off at Woodbury Common, you are greeted at the reception with a map.

For a short time only when I was there you could donate $10 to a cancer charity and receive 25% off one item in the shops participating.

My arms were completely full of shopping bags.

The discounts were insane.

I bought a pair of ice white Timberland boots that cost usually £160 on Missguided, but I got them for $75. Bargain!

I also got amazing clothes,shoes and more from: Tommy Hilfiger, Hunter, Calvin Klein, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Yankee Candle, MAC cosmetics and more!

I would 100% recommend to anyone visiting New York to go to Woodbury Common, as it’s a lot cheaper than buying from NYC.

As I booked the trip because it was my birthday, I had an amazing time celebrating my 21st in the big apple.

I started my birthday on 30th April, waking up to my hotel room full of balloons and banners saying happy birthday.

I’d never spent my birthday abroad so it was an amazing feeling waking up somewhere new to celebrate the day, considering most girls my age spend their birthday out in town and forgetting most of the night.

I had breakfast in the hotel, which was lovely are there was a small range to choose from, including: cereals, fresh fruit and pastries.

 

Later on I had an amazing time celebrating my birthday on this Spirit Cruise.

It was raining slightly, and I was worried my hair would flat or my makeup would get ruined!

Fortunately, we didn’t have to wait long, PHEW!!

We were greeted by our waitress for the night, Julianna who bought us our complimentary glass of wine.

It had lovely cocktails on board, amazing DJ, and really tasty food.

Especially as I’m a really picky eater, and was worried I wouldn’t like the food, but I did enjoy the meal on the boat.

We had purchased a table by the window, the view was breathtaking!

The table by the window was at an extra cost, however I thought it was worth it, especially at night when New York came alive.

The service onboard was outstanding, our waitress was Julianna and she was amazing, we certainly felt pampered whilst on the spirit cruise.

The boat was surprisingly spacious, and decorated very modern.

The DJ played a range of music, as well as any requested… so obviously I made sure to request some.

As the music was so good me and mum managed to get some of the people on board up and dancing, including a young couple celebrating their anniversary!

As we were lively and fun, the bar staff gave us free champagne and shots for being the most entertaining on board. YES!!!!

Overall I had an amazing birthday, and I don’t think I could have celebrated any where better than on the spirit cruise in NYC.

At the end of the night I was given a free dessert as well as a large punch bowl glass with Spirit Cruise written on the front.

I would love to go again, as I loved every minute of it!

I’d definitely 100% recommend going on the spirit cruise, especially for a birthday or celebration.

And a little shout out to Nicki (mum) who payed for the cruise and everything on my birthday.

Best birthday ever! 

The last day of being in New York we visited the statue of liberty and 9/11 memorial.

It was a lovely day and was a beautiful memorial.

Each year on everyone’s birthday the staff at the memorial place a white rose on the persons name, so their birthday will be remembered and celebrated, and never forgotten.

The trip was very hectic, the city certainly did not sleep! But it was a trip to remember, and I had a great time celebrating my 21st.

I would love to go back to NYC, especially at Christmas time!

Hope this has helped anyone planning on going to NYC.

I would definitely recommend the Millennium Broadway to stay in.

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