Sunday, July 16, 2017

♡♡ Goggles4U - G4U Club Master Eyeglasses REVIEW*


A few weeks ago I was sent a pair of prescription glasses by the lovely people over at Goggles4U. If you haven't heard of Goggles4U before they are a company that offer budget friendly prescription glasses for men/women and children. They have been around for several years and offer a wide range of different styles of glasses to suit everyone. With over 3000 pairs there's definitely something for everyone! They even offer a selection of different lenses for you to choose from including tinted for UV protection, coated for people that play sports/use computers a lot and even the stylish mirror tinted lense for sunglasses. With the choice or distance, reading or bifocal lenses, there's something for everyone. They even have a 'virtual try-on' feature so you can see what you'd look like with the glasses on without even putting them into your basket. I know we all like to have a good play around to find our favourites so you an have a lot of fun with this trying on the different styles.


I have had three pairs of glasses from Goggles4U before and I have adored every pair. The ones I've tended to go for have all been on the cheaper side as I'm on a tight budget, so my first three pairs were all under a tenner (including postage and packaging). My first frames were all mad from plastic on the frame and a scratch-free plastic for the lens. They lasted me a long time but I had been wanting to get a new pair and luckily the lovely Danielle offered to send me one to review!


I wanted something completely different so when I browsed the Goggles4U website I decided to go for a frame that was made from a mixture of metal and acetate instead of just plastic so that they would be longer-lasting. After having a good browse and adding several to my 'shortlist' I decided on the G4U 3068 Club Master Eyeglasses 118363-C. 

I chose these glasses because they reminded me of old news reporter glasses that you'd see in movies and I really liked that. They were a lot different to my old glasses which, if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see were a completely different style. These glasses have actual nose pads on them where as my others didn't. I've not worn glasses with this feature for a long time, so getting used to the feel of the nose pads was weird. The guys over at Goggles4U were kind enough to include some extra pads just in case mine break which, I know from past experiences, they tend to do a lot. The fit is pretty great compared to a previous frame I ordered. These ones sit so well on my big nose, they don't slide down it (even on a sweaty day) and they give me the perfect eye to len ratio so that I'm not looking up/down for more coverage. The arm length is amazing too. My last pair had quite long arms which poked out a little from my hair, but these ones sit perfectly behind my ears. Nothing to see here!


Besides the style of these, I love that they are very sturdy and feel like they are of good quality. They're definitely something that you'd find in your opticians. If I'd not told you you wouldn't know that they were from a discount site, which I love. Goggles4U are such a good site for everyone that wears prescription glasses. They enable you to show off your own unique style but without the extreme prices of high street sellers. The fact that these have the thick half rim make them look unique and the silver metal added to the arms is that perfect little detail that give these a special touch.

I've been wearing these for several weeks now and I love them! It took a few days for my eyes to adjust to the new size of lens that I chose, but after that I was in love. They gave me a whole new vibe and made my eyes a little more attractive...if I do say so myself. With the lens being bigger I can now make effort with my eye makeup, aha!


These glasses are by far my favourite pair from the site. Just look at them!! These glasses would have cost me £24.95 (P+P not included) which is a total steal for a pair of glasses that are going to last you for a long time, I think they are totally worth it.

Goggles4U offer a wide range of prices, the cheapest starting at just £6.95. If you're a wearer of prescription glasses I cannot recommend this site enough. It takes usually a week or so for them to arrive and the quality is amazing. Definitely give them a try if you're sick of paying an arm and a leg for glasses!
Laura 

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Look's Super Matte Liquid Lipstick in STONE ♥ REVIEW


A few weeks ago I posted a clothing haul featuring bits that I'd picked up in a recent New Look sale (you can have a nosey here), amongst the items was a New Look's own liquid lipstick that I picked up and after testing it out for a few days, I'm here to blab on about it. 


These New Look Super Matte Liquid Lipsticks come in a range of seven shades ranging from a nude peach shade to a deep purple mauve shade. They retail at £5.99 each (currently on a BOGOF deal as of writing) but I managed to snag this one up in the sale for £3 *dances* The shades that are available are all quite similar to ones that I already own, so I decided to be bold and give something new a try. After having a browse I finally decided to pop the shade 'Stone' into my basket...along with a couple other items. It was a sale, leave me alone!


New Look do a couple of different types of lipsticks but I am such a sucker for a liquid lipstick that I couldn't wait to trying theirs out. Besides my love of liquid lipsticks, I was drawn to the fab packaging on these. I mean how darn cute is that? ^ (Not the messy wand...ignore that plz). The tube is a lovely frosted glass which goes so sweet with the pink gold screw top. The applicator is your typical doe-foot style which, if you're not used to using one, can make the application a little tricky at first especially when defining the cupid's bow, but the liquid lipstick went on in one layer fairly nicely so I wasn't messing about. The only iffy thing I can moan about is that with the tube being frosted the shade can be a bit hard to fully see and the shades can be a little misleading. I thought this one was going to be a warm light brown shade....


....and as you can see ON THE HAND the shade is a lovely chocolate-esque shade, which I didn't really mind, as I said I was wanting something a little different so that didn't bother me.....until....


...when it dries it's actually more of a grey toned brown than a warm tone. It's still a lovely shade, I mean it IS called Stone so that should've given me a clue... Like most liquid lipsticks this has a slight tackiness to it as it dries but once it's settled that goes away, so don't be put off by that when trying it. The staying power is pretty good on this. I had it on for around 4 hours, in that time I ate and drank and the lipstick was still on. It faded a little on the inner mouth, but all in all I'd say this is pretty lasting.


I'm not one for dark shades but I really love this one, despite being called an 'emo' by my dad....this liquid lipstick is now one of my faves. It'll definitely be my go to come A/W for sure!

Have you tried New Look's liquid lipsticks yet??
Laura ♡♡♡♡

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

♥ Harry Potter Makeup Brushes for under £6! ♥

If you follow my blog, follow me on twitter or even instagram then you will know that I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I have been a true Potterhead since I was around 11 and have not looked back. I adore the books, I love the movies and I can't get enough of all the damn merchandise (even though there seems to be hella lot more since the movies ended). If it's got HP on it, I'm there. That doesn't stop when it comes to makeup either. As we all may have seen there has been some hype around makeup brushes....nothing unusual about that in the beauty world EXCEPT these ones are shaped like the wands from Harry Potter. How friggin' cool is that??  As soon as I saw them I told my boyfriend that I needed them and so I got them *cheesey grin*


These little beauties aren't the original set by Storybrook Cosmetics that was released but I found these on eBay for a fraction of the price of the originals and I just couldn't say no. This set of five brushes cost me just £5.49 with free P&P AND they were sent from the UK too, so I wasn't waiting weeks on end for them to arrive.


They arrived within 5 days and came in this beautiful little pouch emblazoned with Storybrook Cosmetics on the front and a little silver tie detail. NOW, these brushes are not from the original sellers as I said, they are copies, so I'm unsure why they got sent in this branded pouch, but I really like it. It's a very cute added detail to the set. Now onto the brushes themselves....


The feel of the brush handles aka the wands *squee* are really good quality. They have weight to them all and have fab detailing on each wand-brush. I love the effort that has been put into making them look as best as they can as the wands used in HP and I don't think you'd have guessed they were copies if I'd not said. 
              The actual brush part of these isn't as bad as I thought they would be. They have quite a nice feel to them, they are synthetic, but are soft and feel nice when applying product. I haven't used hem long enough or cleaned them yet, but so far so good. The only downside I have with them is the look of them where the brush and handle connect, it just looks VERY 'made up'...if you know what I mean....it looks as though someone's just stuck the tip on. There's no gradual build to the brush, it's just stuck on there, so I'm not sure how long they'll last before falling off....but I am super happy with the set for the price and look forward to using them all. I'm not sure whether they'll fit properly into my makeup bag, but I'll find a way!

 Voldemort's Wand.

Ron's Wand.

 Dumbledore's Wand.

 Hermione's Wand.

 Harry's Wand.


All in all, I am happy with this purchase. I hope they bring out more like these because I will buy them ASAP. I don't care if Harry Potter 'is for kids' (Alexander, I'm looking at you) I grew up with the magic of Hogwarts and it will continue with me throughout my life.

Have you picked up any of the Harry Potter makeup brushes?
Laura x 


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