Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Primark P.s nail polish review

I used to be obsessed with nail art and painting my nails but I found myself spending a fortune on polishes that I already had in different brands. When Primark launched their p.s beauty range I instantly fell for the polishes. For Christmas I found 5 bold colours in my stocking and I was so excited to try them out. The colours range from pastels to bold colours and even glitter polishes too and for a pound each how can you complain? The only downsides I found were some of the brushes were a bit dodgy but still worked fine and I'm slightly disappointed they don't have indivual cool shade names.. Sometimes I'll buy a nail varnish purely because of the name!

I got a pale (what I like to all a Cinderella blue) sky blue, a coral orange, lilac, jade green and a darker blue. 

I love them all and as you can see I couldn't chose so I use them all! 

Have you tried anything from primarks new beauty range?


Friday, 31 October 2014

Creepy doll makeup!

For this look you will need;
1. 2 thick pairs of eyelashes
2. White face paint 
3. Pink face paint
4. Brown face paint or eyeliner/eyebrow pencil
5. Red or pink lipstick

Create semi circles under the eyes from the outer corner to the tearduct with the White facepaint. Whilst waiting for this to dry, paint circles on the apples of your cheeks to give that rosy cheek doll effect. Apply eyelashes normally and then add the second pair on the line of the White semi circle. With your chosen lipstick, create a pointed upper lip and then the lower lip but make them smaller than your natural lip line. Symmetrically add freckles to each side of your face, I made three dots on each cheek for the perfect doll face. 

To finish this looks I put my hair into two high bunches and worse a knee length white dress. I wore this to a party last weekend and so many people wanted pictures and said it was a freaky Halloween look. So simple and fun to do!

Happy Halloween guys! What are you/have you dressed up as this year?!

Demi xxx

Monday, 20 October 2014

How I clean my makeup brushes!


Washing my makeup brushes always seems last on my to do list. In an ideal world I would like to do them once a week.. Truth be told I'm lucky if I do it more than once a month. It's a really good idea to clean your makeup brushes on a regular basis-especially if you use your brushes on a daily basis. This will help prevent build ups on your skin from applying days old make up onto fresh clean skin.

I wash my brushes using luke-warm water and either a mild baby shampoo or this Clean & Clear truly gentle facial wash. It's not harsh or perfumed which is great for keeping the hairs on the brush soft and gentle and feeling brand new when you go to use them again. 

I clean them in the sink and rinse them all after. Leave them to dry over night and wake up to perfect brushes again!

What's your fave brand of makeup brush ? 

Demi x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Flattering bra for small boobs!

Okay, bit of a 'personal' post today but it's something I really want to share! Since I was about 10 I've always been small in the boobie department. One of my bestfriends in primary school started to develop extremely early and even In secondary school I was a late bloomer. I'm now 18 and it hasn't been until these past 8 months that I haven't felt as conscious about them. I'm not completely flat chested but I'm definitely not what you would call top heavy. 

Over the years I have always gone for the bras described with words such as; maximise, enhance, boost, heavenly lift etc basically just push your boobs up to the absolute limit. But since becoming more comfortable with my body, I have started buying properly fitted bras, shopping in underwear specific shops and finding bras that will complement my boobs. 

I vary between a B and a C cup depending on the shop (I would always recommend trying bras on before purchasing, there's nothing worse than buying the most beautiful looking bra, getting it home and it not fitting quite right or being really uncomfortable!) and I have tried different shapes and have finally found my favourite style.

Small boobs, in my opinion, look best in triangle bras! Although they don't offer a huge amount of support or give you much emphasis on your cleavage, they look so elegant and pretty. 

I recently went into h&m and found a beautiful black lace triangle bra in a two back with a cheetah print one (which isn't so great on me because of the pale colours) for £7.99. I would easily spend £8 on a single bra so getting two for that price was something I couldn't say no to. The only downside is that they didn't come with matching underwear but they are so flattering and really boost my confidence.

Something else I would recommend is getting properly measured because you may be surprised at the size you are buying being completely different to your actual size. 

                                             Picture from my Instagram @demimcglen

                                                                   Love Demi x

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Urban Decay Perversion & Subversion review

The Urban Decay perversion and subversion are a new duo to UD consisting of a 'bigger blacker badder' mascara as well as a limited edition lash primer. They came out on the 4th of August however I got a small sample of the mascara a week before. I decided the best place to test it out would be on holiday, so that's what I did! I took it to Spain with me for two weeks and applied it on most days. 

The mascara was amazing! I started by curling my eyelashes and then applying 2 or 3 coats and my lashes have never looked so long ! My eyes looked so big and bright! I wore it swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, and for other activities like go karting and it stood its ground and hardly budged at all ( except for the diving it lost its volume but still gripped onto my eyelashes!) 

The mascara and primer retails for £17 which is great for the results you get! I will definitely repurchase again and again! 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Meeting Zoella & Sprinkle of Glitter!

Recently my friend Abi (@abiyoutube on youtube & twitter) won a competition to visit the Harry Potter studios and meet Zoella and Sprinkle of Glitter. She invited me to go along with her and I honestly had an amazing time. 

Truth being is that I have seen the first 3 Harry Potter films and never read the books.. but walking around the studio tour where they were filmed was one of the best experiences of my life. We got around 2 hours to look around the sets and look at the props before going to meet Louise and Zoe. We didn't get much time to chat to them but they were so lovely. We took some selfies and then left to get food. 

At the studio, they served all competition winners dinner and drinks before going into a huge cinema room to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2. They gave us ice cream, popcorn and sweets to watch the movie with. After the film finished, it was about 10pm and the girls thanked us for coming and went on their way. We all left with the biggest smiles on our faces after getting the privilege to meet 2 of the best youtubers on the Internet!

I'm so grateful and will definitely not forget my day to the Harry Potter Studios!

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water | Review


I am constantly battling between the lack of effort to remove my makeup properly using products that are kind to my skin and the roughness of makeup wipes. 

I don't necessarily have sensitive skin but when it comes to makeup wipes, they always seem to leave my skin feeling tight, sore and irritated no matter what brand I use. Although they are convenient and quick, I'm starting to see that they have no benefits to my skin whatsoever! 

Everyone raved about the Bioderma Micellar water for such a long time however, Garnier soon brought this little saviour out with a price tag at a fraction of the cost. I have had this bottle for months and it just seems to last for ever (no complaints here!) 

Its gentle on the skin due to natural ingredients, non perfumed and works super fast. Its great for those nights when you are collapse on your bed before taking your makeup off and can't  bear the idea of sleeping with mascara on your lashes and foundation clogging your pores. Just grab a cotton pad, poor some of the product on and sweep it over your face.. no vigorous rubbish required. The fact it doesn't need rinsing after is also a huge bonus!

It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean before bed and I don't have to worry about leaving traces of dirt and makeup behind because this stuff really picks it all up!