Friday, 10 May 2013

Pre Holiday Pick-Ups!

Hello everyone!!!
Today for you i'm going to be talking about the products i've bought before my magnificent holidays in Thailand.

The first thing I bought was the Real Techniques Core Collection by Samantha Chapman (Pixiwoo on YouTube) The Collection contains four gold plated face brushes with synthetic haired, ultra smooth taklon bristles. It also came with a panoramic case that's a dual carrier and stand to help keep brushes organised and able to dispay the brushes neatly on a desk.
The first brush is the contour brush, it delicately applies highlighter and contour to your face to create sheer, soft-focus finish. Personally I love this brush for lightly powedering so that I don't over do it.(as you can see, I LOVE this brush)
The second brush is the pointed foundation brush I think this brush is great if you like a more heavy coverage but i don't use this brush very much.
The third brush is the detailer brush, this tiny brush is perfect to conceal a blemish or use with a lipstick to make it last longer

The last brush also happens to be my absolute favourite brush is the buffing brush! It's meant to be ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation but I LOVE this brush for buffing my liquid foundation into my skin to make it look natural and glowing, not to mention a great coverage that's perfect for me.

Overall this brush is perfect to look pixel perfect even in harsh light, Samantha and Nicola have a youtube channel called Pixiwoo, they do AMAZING tutorials using these brushes so if you've not already subscribed to them go and do it right now!
The next product that I bought, which was heavily influenced by Tanya Burr and her constant love for this product is the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. It's a long lasting pressed powder that can be very translucent on the skin. Sometimes I get oily skin with shine spots which are really unflattering so this powder has been a life saver! Especially for the low price, which was even lower as it was on sale for around $10! (usually $12 something)

I wear this powder EVERYDAY as I dont really like the way my skin looks dewwy so I keep it as matte as possible! Definitely reccommend this product!!


(I also bought the Real Techniques ├Żour eyes/enhanced starter kit that contains 5 brushes for eyes and eyebrows! Would you like to see a reviwe on those brushes aswell? They look a little like -

The only reason I didnt review them on this post is because I didn't buy these to use whilst on my holiday and will probably leave them safe at home, waiting until I get back so i can review them for you!
Do you already own these brushes? or any real techniques brushes? What's your opinion on them??



  1. I love the Real Techniques Brushes, they are such great value for money.

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    1. Thankyou! I LOVE your blog, they really are great value for money wish they made more and in singular packaging!