My Top 10 Songs - February

Friday, 19th February

Hello, sorry I haven't posted on my blog in almost 2 weeks, I have been super busy. Today I wanted to share with you my top 10 songs that I have been loving this month. I know it's only the middle of the month but I wanted to share them with you anyway.

10. PILLOWTALK - Zayn

9. Zara Larsson - Lush Life

8. Ocean Drive - Duke Dumont

 7. Feel This Way - Philip George & Dragonette

6. Don't - Bryson Tiller

5. Exchange - Bryson Tiller

4. Consideration - Rihanna ft SZA

3. Magnets (A-Trak Remix) - Disclosure ft Lorde

2. In The Night - The Weeknd 

1. Yeah, I Said It - Rihanna


My childhood idol/favourite artist was Rihanna from the age of around 9. She then disappeared in the music industry for a while and I ended up not listening to her music anymore. She recently released her newest album 'ANTI' and honestly, I love it. 'Yeah, I said it' and 'Consideration' are my two favourites from the album and I think it is underrated.

Please give her album a listen, you'll either love it or hate it.

Thanks for reading, 

Liv 

Nivea Men Shave Balm Primer

Sunday, 7th February


Hello. Today, I am going to review the Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm. About a month ago, I bought this product as I have heard many, many, many reviews circling the internet and especially from NikkiTutorials on how this product is amazing as a primer at making the makeup stick to your face. In one of Nikki's tutorials on youtube, she explains how this product has glycerin which helps the makeup stick to the face to make it last all day.

I have been using this product for about a month now and I am very pleased with the results. At first, I was very skeptical. I wasn't familiar with primers in the first place anyway but also the fact that this is much cheaper than many other primers and you get a lot in the bottle made me question how good this product actually is. At first, I hated it. It was making my face extremely oily and my makeup felt like it was sliding all over the place and it was not lasting all day. I stopped using it for about a week and decided to try it again. I somehow love it now. It actually works and compared to when I decide to not wear it, you can see a difference and my makeup looks so much shittier when I don't use it.

As I am quite new to using primers, I haven't used many other primers to be able to compare with this product. I do have a mattifying primer but that has a completely different texture to it and it doesn't make my makeup last as long as this primer does.

I put about a 5p amount on my finger and then gently rub it into my face in circular motions until it feels quite tacky. When I first used this product I was confused to tell when it would feel tacky but after about a week of using it, I knew when it was ready for me to apply my foundation.

It smells manly. I actually love the smell of this but don't worry about the manly smell because as soon as you start to rub it into the face, the smell disappears almost instantly.

You do get a lot of product in this bottle for a cheap price and I wonder if Nivea will make this formula into a primer and I wonder if they will increase the price of it in the future.

I definitely recommend this as a primer. I would say if you are feeling skeptical like I was at first, just go for it because it is cheaper than a lot of other primers at the drugstore and you will not end up being disappointed.

Let me know your thoughts on this product as a primer and if there are any other primers that you love.

Thanks for reading,

Liv

Real Techniques Sculpting Set

Thursday, 4th February


Today I would like to share with you the make up brushes I have been loving lately. About a month ago, I decided to buy the Real Techniques sculpting set and I must say, it is one of the best buys I have ever made. 
This set was relatively cheap, it retails at around £20 depending where you buy it from. I bought mine from Superdrug on an offer of buy one get one half price. 

All of these 3 brushes are exactly the brushes I was looking for and I was extremely pleased when it came in a set instead of having to buy them separately. I don't know why I hadn't decided to buy it before.

The set comes with a sculpting brush, fan brush and a setting brush. The sculpting brush is by far my favourite and this is the brush I use to apply contour. I am so so pleased with how amazing this fan brush works from this set because I also have a cheap fan brush which doesn't work at all. And finally, the setting brush is also an amazing buy. I have dark under eye circles so I find it essential for me to powder my concealer under my eyes. I used to use the contour brush which comes in the Real Techniques core collection set to powder but I found it was a bit big and it was applying far too much powder under my eyes. This setting brush is similar in shape to the contour brush but is a lot smaller and is perfect for setting my concealer. 

The brushes are quite dense but are very fluffy. The brushes do not malt like how some cheap brushes do and I find that the whole of the Real Techniques brushes range are amazing at applying my makeup.

I extremely recommend any of the Real Techniques brushes as they are relatively cheap and are affordable. These 3 brushes are my favourite brushes from the whole range, but I think that might be because applying contour and highlight is my favourite part about doing my makeup. 



Please let me know on your thoughts on this set of brushes and what your favourite brushes are.

Thanks for reading, 

Liv