Friday, 20 February 2015

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

Good evening!

Today I just so happened to find the Real Techniques Bold Metals range in my local Boots. Having been lusting after and looking for these brushes since they came out, I couldn't help myself and may have picked up 2 brushes from the collection.

The 2 that I opted for were the rose gold 301 Flat Contour from the finish collection (£24) and the silver 201 Pointed Crease brush (£12) from the eye collection. Oh my gosh, they are SO beautiful and there was no way I was leaving without them. For brushes they are quite pricey but being a dedicated Real Techniques user I knew that they would be worth it. Just everything about them seems perfect, the design is absolutely stunning and they are so lovely to hold and use. At first glance I assumed that they would be quite weighty brushes that may be slightly awkward to use, but how very wrong I was. They are beautifully balanced and not too heavy use but not so light that you can't feel them in your hand. They have a tapered end that makes them easily to slot in and out of pro brush belts (not that I have that need, but they do slot nicely into my brush storage!) and the softest bristles I have ever felt. 

I am so so SO excited to use these brushes! I definitely want to purchase a few more from the collection, so lets hope tips are good! ;) Are there any brush brands that you would recommend I try out? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

Maisie xx

Monday, 16 February 2015

Valentines Day

Good Morning!

So as everyone knows, it was Valentines Day on saturday and if you know me well, you will know that it isn't exactly my favourite holiday. I'm a bit of a misery when it comes to Valentines really, maybe it's because I'm a waitress or maybe it is just because it has never really been a special day for me, who knows? But one thing I do know is that this year, it was very adorable and special.

Now Valentines for me is normally just a regular day, it's not about presents or going the extra mile because I think that you should go the extra mile to make someone you love feel special everyday if you can. Not by buying them gifts or taking them out for dinner but the little things like saying they look good or making them smile daily. Now my boyfriend does that anyway (soppy I know) but he really did make that little bit of extra effort that pretty much made me cry with happiness. Recently he has been having a pretty rough time, he has been very badly injured and has been holed up in bed for the best part of 2 weeks :( But despite not being able to walk, he still managed to put together a little something. Him and my beautiful best friend made a plan (she was his legs!) and put together this basket of goodies for me:

It may not be jewellery, chocolate or flowers but it is all things that I wanted and adore. I love cheese, I love mugs (you should see the mug cupboard in my flat..), I love sweets and I have been DYING to see Big Hero 6 - and we went and saw it yesterday eee! Maybe I might have changed my mind about Valentines...  So really I just wanted to say thank you again and again to Matt and Jess because you two really make every day better. 

Maisie xx

Friday, 13 February 2015

Nair Easy Wax Microwave//Review

Hello lovelies!

So recently I decided to give at home hot waxing a go and I have to say that it didn't exactly turn out great... I have often used cold wax strips or an epilator so I have some idea of what I am doing. I also used to religiously get waxed at my local beauty salon, but moving to Uni made that difficult as I am that person who only likes going to that one place they know does things well. I'm exactly the same with hairdressers!

After a bit of online research (granted it maybe wasn't very in depth) I settled on 'Nair's Easy Wax Microwave for legs and body'. This is a hot wax pot that doesn't require the use of wax strips as the wax sets and becomes the strip itself.

Having read the instructions throughly, heated the wax and prepared myself to inevitably burn my legs, I applied the first strip. Now I have waxed or epilated for a long time now so I know exactly what to expect pain wise. Surprisingly it was painless, but on closer inspection I realised that this was due to the fact that it wasn't actually removing any hair from my leg. Brilliant. This may have been down to my technique or the wax itself but either way I was left feeling very unimpressed and frustrated. I also found the wax hard to work with as it was very stringy and dried to a very solid, brittle form. Meaning that it more often than not snapped instead of coming off in a whole strip...

So in the end I had to go out and buy cold strips anyway, bit of a waste of time really! What have been your experiences with home waxing? Is there any products that you would reccommend?

Maisie xx