Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Money Saving Conquest!

Hey Hey!

After reading many a many blog posts recently about 'saving money' and going on spending bans an thrifty shopping..this got me thinking about my own terrible spending habits!

I am awful at saving. As soon as I have a penny I am looking to spend it on the nearest tat (as a haul post coming later on this week will show...ooops) After this haul and reading all these posts. I have decided to write down 5 things that I have seriously considered buying; and seen as I am now employed I would naturally run out and buy on payday, and weigh up the pros and cons of each to see if they're genuinely worth buying.

As I was brewing up this master plan. I discovered the root to my mothers thriftiness as she said;
 "before you buy something, think about how many hours you would've worked, in order to pay for it" 

and alas... the plan 102839418 to save money began!

The Chosen 5
One I originally wrote on the list. 'Smartphone' I have already decided to go ahead with! I have never ever owned any smartphone of any kind. The closest I had was a phone with a touchscreen but it only sent texts and called people! haha! All I wanted from this phone 'upgrade' was for it to have a high megapixel camera, and good internet access. I found the Sony Xperia T, which when bought on contract from Three Mobile cost me £20 for the all you can eat data and etc per month. So that's 4 hours of work a week to give me a phone for a month. Brilliant!

The other four...

1) Microbraid extensions
I have wanted these done for many years (I think possibly when Zoe Birkett was on pop idol in 2001) but I only wanted a couple of these done in the very front of my hair, that bit in front of your ear which is just never right. However, I had a scalp condition that prevented me from looking into it, until finally this year we have discovered a treatment which is working for me. I then went straight for a consultation (see about the quick spontaneous spending) and have been quoted £120 to have it done! That's around 18 hours of work so still undecided on whether or not to take the plunge!

2) Printer
Since being on my course at uni, one of the biggest problems and expenses I have faced is printing. I had been considering buying a printer, a fancyish one with a scanner and for it to possibly print A3 to save time, hassle to grief. After a quick visit to costco I saw that they had a few available. Dad caught me browsing and we got discussing if its worth it or not. In short he said don't think about getting an A3 one, as the type of work I do, the amount of ink it would take would end up costing me MORE than it already is! He agreed though on an A4 printer and we are just waiting on some fantastic deal to appear out of mid-air!

3) Hair Diffuser
This is just an ease thing, in my uni house as a money saving choice we avoid putting the heating on, this however means my hair can take ages to dry! So I had considered getting a hair diffuser so I can dry it curly then go. However seeing the results of most of them.. I may just ask for it as a present. We shall see how we go!

4) Black Dungarees
I put this on the list as I have been searching for the perfect pair for what feels like years so I know as soon as I see a pair I like I will pay for just to rid the issue.
Having a nosey on the internet today. I have seen a pair on ASOS for £31.50 which I really like. Then a similar pair for half the price at £18 from boohoo, but you can even tell from the picture it isn't half as nice which led me to a conundrum hopefully you would be able to help me out on.

Is it worth paying more for something which may be only slightly nicer?

Boohoo £18
ASOS £31.50

What are your 'money saving' tactics?

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Prime Time: Wrapping It Up!

Hi Guys!

So all this week I have been testing and reviewing a selection of 5 Primers

Without further ado.... here are the results!

Joint 1st: Maybelline Dream Smooth Primer & No7 Airbrush Away Primer with 32/40
2nd No7 Beautifully Matte 30/40
3rd: No7 Colour Calming 21/40
4th: Witch Anti-Blemish Skin Clearing Primer 21/40

I really enjoyed testing these primers and will certainly be running more tests/reviews in the future!

I would love to hear feedback, do you think this 'back to back' approach is successful? would you prefer one massive post? let me know! :)


The original plan was to set up my first giveaway, the prize being my favorite or the top scoring primer from this week. However, seen as we have a top joint place, I decided to scrap that plan and offer the winner the choice of which of these primers they would like!

So enter below and I will contact the winner asking about which of the 5 they would like and delivery details!

Good Luck Everyone!

Prime Time: No7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base

I bought this to replace the colour correcting serum I reviewed earlier in the week. It’s from the same ‘family’ of primers however I thought I would change as I have found other products which help with my uneven skin tone. Funnily enough, reading the description; ‘Light reflecting particles help disguise fine lines and flaws, while Meadowsweet helps regulate oil production, to minimise blemishes without blocking pores’ Sounds like the Airbrush Away primer… with benefits! At £10.50 this got me really excited! Sounds l like I am grabbing myself a bargain!

The application was easy enough, a thick moisturiser with no smell, again felt llike it was easy to use alot! You do get more than enoughbproduct though! O immediately noticed a reduction in shine and also my pore size, not much change in evening my skin tone!!

Mid-day review
Five and a half hours after application and make up is still in place! A slight exposure around my chin, (again, darkness around my eyes as I keep rubbing them...) still impressed none the less!

End of the day
Still very impressed with how much the make up has stayed in place, rereading the claims I have noticed that my forehead and nose are very shiny, overall I think this is the best primer from the no7 £10.50 range! 

Scores (out of 10)

Packaging: 7
Value for money: 8
Lasting power: 8
Product: 7

30 out of 40! 

I would also like to apologise for any issues with layout etc, as this is the first post written and published from my smartphone! I will make any relevant changes on Sunday when I am back home!!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Prime Time! Witch Anti-Blemish Skin Clearing Primer

This Witch product claims it prepares the skin for foundation whilst creating an invisible shield to help protect your skin from the make up which can cause or aggravate spots and ‘helps calm and soothe the skin hydrates and draws away excess oils’ Yet Again, I do not really suffer from spot related skin conditions. However when I first got this job and started wearing full face make up daily, I noticed I sprouted a couple of spots, saw this in the bathroom cabinet and though… what harm will it do?
A 30ml ‘pump’ bottle, where it has a plate at the bottom which moves up, like what you get in toothpastes (no idea what it’s called) and priced at £6.99; currently on offer at Superdrug for £4.66. Very Reasonable!

Pump bottle leaves no mess and easy to use. The formula is REALLY REALLY REALLY sticky (really sticky) so felt horrible to apply! I felt like I had to rub it in a lot then leave it to dry off a bit before I could apply make up! Which isn’t what I wanted getting ready in a rush for work!
On a positive once the ordeal was over it did leave my skin feeling very soft and smooth.

Mid-day review
Make up is still on my face – Pro! Unfortunately, some of it has sank into ‘expression’ lines and my skin doesn't feel as smooth as it did in the morning!

End of the Day
Again my make up is still there – even if it is in ditches – but I don’t really have anything to say about it! I think that pretty much sums it up. Nothing special. I wouldn’t shout about it or rave about it. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone (unless they had spot prone skin and it was still on offer. May say is worth a try), I’d advise people to spend £2 more and go for the Maybelline one!


Packaging: 8
Value for Money: 5
Lasting Power: 5
Usability: 3

21 out of 40!

Do you buy primers made for you skin condition?

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Prime Time: No7 Airbrush Away Primer

I got this No7 Airbrush Away Primer as a sample in a No7 Summer Beauty Bag offer they currently have running- Which I was THRILLED about as I had always wanted to try this; assuming it was similar to the smashbox Photofinish primer. Upon reading, This No7 primer is actually designed to reduce signs of ageing as it contains ‘light diffusing particles which makes you look younger instantly by putting fine lines and wrinkles into soft focus’. Being only 20 I am not sure how much younger they can make me look hey!
This primer is also slightly more expensive than the others, £19.50 for a 30ml bottle. (still cheaper than smashbox!)

The product resembles a moisturiser, because of its consistency and how easily it takes to the skin, it also smells a bit like a particular brand of suncream, but can’t for the life of me think which one! I didn't notice anything ‘exciting’ I can’t relate to the claims it makes but so far I cannot see why it costs £19.50 low value for monies? MOREOVER I felt I had to use a lot of product, maybe I didn't need to and that’s a virgin error. Time will tell...

Mid-day Review
SCRATCH THAT LAST! I am so impressed with how it has kept my make up in place! The photo shows that my eyes are really dark, but I think that’s because I have an inkling that I may be getting conjunctivitis and I keep rubbing my eyes -.- 
Can’t blame the primer for that! So really impressed with its upkeep and I am starting to see why they can for this for £19.50, massive difference in quality compared to the colour calming one!

End of the Day
So 10 hours after application and some of the imperfections are arising and the powder has disappeared, however unlike the others I didn't top up with powder at Lunch as I forgot it... turning out to be awful at this testing malarck! So 10 hours wear of make-up, when I have been working is really incredible! 

 Scores (out of ten)

Packaging: 7
Value for Money: 7
Lasting Power: 9
Usability: 9

32 out of 40!

Would you spend £19.50 on a primer?

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Prime Time! Maybelline Dream Smooth Primer

Maybelline Dream Smooth Primer is a clear gel like product designed to give a smooth canvas for make up application. It costs £8.99 for a little 7ml pot! Extremely Cute and Make-up Bag friendly! Although I am slightly worried about ‘Value for Money’

This gel has a non-sticky formula that applies really easily onto the skin and leaves it feeling lusciously smooth! I honestly found it impossible to part my hands from my face I couldn’t stop stroking my cheeks! However, because the gel is clear it’s quite hard to tell where you have applied to product (I practically left out most of my nose…) but for the silky softness it gives, and the fact a little goes a long way, I will let that slide.

Make up after application

Mid-day review
6 hours after application my face is still feeling like a babies bum but I have noticed fading on my chin, apart from that my make up remains pretty intact! Silly me went shopping so I forgot to take a snap! Apologies!

End of the Day
I am not quite sure what happened in the past 4 and a half hours but the make up has faded so my imperfections are more visible! Which is really upsetting as I was loving this product! I guess 8 or so hours wear isn’t too bad! Still feeling soft but the lasting power has ended!

my make up after a hard day!

Scores! (out of 10)
Packaging: 9
Value for Money: 7
Lasting Power: 8
Usability: 8

32 out of 40!

Would you use a 'gel primer'?

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Prime Time! No7 Colour Calming Primer

No7 Colour Calming Primer is a green coloured primer, designed to correct red complexions (opposites in the colour wheel) allowing your true colour to show through. At £10.50 for a 40ml bottle, this seems to be a perfectly reasonable price compared to most primers; also considering it’s from No7, known to carry a heftier price tag for the high street!
The product has a nice thick creamy consistency so the application isn’t very ‘messy’ thank lord! I felt though that I had to put a lot of product on to fully even out my skin tone which left me with a slightly (and unsightly) green tinge! Minus value for money points! I also therefore, wouldn’t recommend this product to people who like to wear easy/minimal make up as it takes some covering up!
The primer left my skin feeling soft and had a slight sheen to it, Shame it was a green sheen!

Mid-day review
So this picture was taken around half 1, about 6 hours after I had applied my make up. I had noticed that the product had unfortunately started to shift around my T zone and chin which was very disappointing. There was still no sign of redness appearing (just a few scars and blemishes had begun to show) which is after all; what the primer is meant to conquer!

End of the Day
This picture was taken around 6 o’clock (10 and a half hours after application) there was redness appearing around my nose and my forehead and chin where looking… dewy (bit gross, sorry! truth hurts!) though the imperfections I have on my cheeks where still holding out which is fairly impressive!

Scores! (out of 10)

Packaging: 5
Value for Money: 6
Lasting Power: 7
Usability: 6

24 out of 40!
Creepy morning and evening photo! (will work on it)
Hard to tell on the picture, but I think you can just see the difference in the chin; this is the same side of my face flipped I will also point out!

Have you used this product? What are your Primer Views!?

Monday, 22 July 2013

Prime Time

Sooo! After feeling I have deserted my blog over the past few days, I have decided to get my priorities in order, and this week I am embarking on a mini blogging series ‘Prime Time’.

As exciting as that sounds, all I am promising is a blog post a day about a different primer I have used
I have chosen this week, as I will be testing 5 primers, and I am working 5 days this week, each of which is the same amount of hours so I will be able to get a better review out of them!

Stay tuned each until Sunday 28th when I will be making a Special Announcement!

*Warning: Extremely Unphotogenic. (Just putting it out there…)

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Digital Life Drawing

These are a series of digital illustrations I have completed during life drawing classes I took park in during my art foundation year!

These 3 images had to be completed within 15 minutes (as he then changed position) an be draw in a style of an artist, for whom I chose Jason Thielke, a brilliant modern artist with a unique style!

Hope you Like!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Leibster Award

The Lovely Hannah Hepton has nominated me to take part in the Leibster Award! If you haven’t heard of it; a person nominates you for the award, you then give 11 facts, answer 11 questions the nominator has asked, make your own 11 questions and tag 11 people to answer them!
The award is especially for upcoming bloggers, so as a rule they must have under 200 followers!

Check out Hannahs Blog here J

11 Facts About Me!

1)      My Full name is Hannah Rebecca Bascombe, I am 20 years old from the Wirral

      I am a Uclan Fashion Design Student and will be starting my second year in September

      I am a Pescetarian! I have been for about 7 weeks, (blog post soon with more info!)

      In my opinion, I am always right! People often avoid me for advice because they know it’s not what they want to hear. Then all turns out if people listened to me more, the world would be a better place!

      In extension of 4, I am not a very comforting person. So for a heads up, do not come crying to me!

      My future ambition is to be part of a family business me and my cousins are going to start up (not telling you anymore incase you steal our WONDERFUL idea)

      May be too obsessed with Karl Pilkington. Pretty sure Ricky Gervais has made his millions offa me as I own all the DVDs, podcasts books etc its more of a joke than Karl is.

      Another ambition of mine is to go to all of the fashion capitols (preferably when the weeks are on) and I plan to start this venture once I have finished my degree. If I have any pennies left L

      I LOVE festivals! This is the first time in 3 years I will not be attending any and I am devastated! I have been to V, Leeds and worked at BT London Live for the Olympics which had concerts on each evening (mini/not really festival)

10)   I am not really into films. I don’t know what it is, I think they are just getting too long and I get bored. Like Les Mis, As much as I appreciate how good the set was blardy blar but there is NO need for it to be 2 and a half hours long. NO need. Cut out some of the singing and instrumentals and then boom. May have held my attention longer.
   I hate flat things on walls. This may sound odd, what I mean is I personally hate having like photos blue-tacked onto my walls or having posters etc. they have to be sticking out! So I have like a photo cork board then some poster like images on canvas so they stick out! Then I have photographs on a chandelier. Don’t know what it is, just can’t be doing!

Hannahs Questions

What’s your favourite smelling beauty product? 
Errr, possibly the Body Shop Define & No Frizz Brazil Nut Hair Cream? Has a sort of nutty cocoa buttery smell to it! Great seen as due to a scalp condition I have I used DISGUSTING smelling hair products so this covers it up nicely J

Describe yourself in three words.
Girl Next Door

Lipstick or lip gloss and name your favourite.
Lipstick, I think I am really too fussy with lip-glosses as I often think they feel too sticky/fade quick. Although in all honesty, I tend to use anything but lipsticks or glosses!! As in I am using a lot of ‘lip creams’ ‘lip crayons’ and my go to lip product at the moment is Rimmel Apocalips! I own them in shades Big Bang, Celestial, Apocaliptic and Luna! With the 2 for £10 offer on at the moment I hope to buy them all!!!!

Plain eyes and a red lip, or statement eyes and a nude lip?
Statement Eyes and a Nude Lip – I get told that my eyes are my best feature, may as well go on that trail!

What beauty product do you feel like everyone has tried, and you should have, but you haven’t? (A bit like me and the MAC scenario!)
Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks! Everyone raves about them and I do really want to try one! I just have similar colours of them so don’t have to urge to buy them!

Can you remember the first makeup you bought, and what was it?
Ooooh I have no idea! I have a feeling though it was a lipgloss from natural collection when I was possibly in year 7 or 8? Those were the days!

Where is the nicest place in the world that you have ever been?
I really don’t know about the ‘nicest’ place in the world as have not travelled very much! The places I remember really enjoying was when we went on a family holiday to Newquay years ago and stayed in a caravan site called travella, Love that holiday! (I really hate Cornwall now and the new go-to place for us is The Gower!) My favourite ‘view’ or place to sit and be is certainly not nice! Near where I am from, there is a bench at a park which is on the top of a hill, and you sit there get to see a town called Birkenhead and the docks and across to Liverpool! No idea why I like it so much!

Would you ever consider starting a YouTube channel?
Personally? I think it would make certain elements of blogging easier such as tutorials and I think they can improve reviews etc. however I think I lack the confidence and sort of on-screen personality which makes YouTube channels so interesting!

What was your favourite subject in school?
hmmm, I am really torn between textiles and psychology! Erm Erm Erm ooh I don’t know it’s too hard!

What are your favourite blog posts to write?
I really enjoy the illustration blogs, primarily because you really don’t need to write much as it’s mainly visuals which is what I’d say I am more interested in? Even though I am a blogger and I read other peoples, I tend to look at the pictures then decide if it’s worth reading? Hahaa makes me sound like a terribly blogger but what will be will be!

Do you have any pets? (crossing my fingers for some pictures of cute puppies here everyone, hint hint)
DOGGIE! Yes our household is blessed with a border terrier called Dylan. He is coming up to 4 and a half and looks like a little grumpy old man! Que Visuals…

My 11 Questions:

1)      Signature Make Up look?

2)      What’s one of the scariest things you’ve ever done?

3)      Favourite High Street Store?

4)      If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?

5)      Go Out or Stay In?

6)      If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?

7)      Beauty Product you would recommend most and why?

8)      What are some of your major goals in life?

9)      What’s your favourite fashion designer?

10)   What’s one thing on your ‘bucket list’?

11)   Why did the chicken cross the road?

Who am I Tagging!?
I am very aware that some of you may have been tagged before, in which case, I apologise! I won’t be offended if you don’t do another one but I would love a link to the original! J

Monday, 15 July 2013

CC Cream

After using a BB ream for the past year I decided on switching bandwagons so purchased Max Factors CC Cream after hearing rave reviews about it all over the internet!

 I opted for shade natural after swatching on my wrist, although I hindsight I regret this and wish I had gone for the light shade (fair) as the colour developed overtime and became too dark; should point out this is easily fixable as I have seen a lot of reviews for this and other bb/cc creams saying similar things, I just add a small amount of moisturiser to it to thin it out slightly, works wonders! So if you are thinking about buying this product, I’d suggest swatching the different colours then leave it for 15 minutes or so, before deciding on a shade!


There is nothing particularly striking about this packaging, very classic like other max factor products! Just a 30ml slick black ‘upside down’ tube with gold lettering! Its’ small size worried me because for £9.99 I felt I wouldn’t be getting much for my money!


Although the container is small you only need a tiny amount with some added moisturiser then apply evenly onto your skin. 
The results, for me, really even out my skin tone, gives light to medium coverage which is perfect for everyday!  Brilliant product 100x better than the L’orealnude Magique BB cream I used, Great for day to day and blends really well with other products!

amount I use on my whole face! I then add a bit of moisturiser

Before and After, impressed with the scar coverage!

A clearer after shot, as the previous was a bit blurred!


Nice consistency (my last bb cream was a liquidy mess!)
Takes to the skin really well
Has a ‘mature’ perfumey smell (which I weirdly find really nice and comforting)
Coverage just what I need on a day to day basis
Little goes a long way
Leaves a light glow


Lack of colour choices, not sure if it would suit all skin tones
Deception of colour

Friday, 12 July 2013

Illustration: Unit 3


This was an introductory brief to moodboards, however it did not co-inside with what tutors had taught me about moodboards, so I have just done a quick example of how my moodboards have developed.

I only ever use a maximum of 5 images, as they tend to be placed in a bold format so an overdose of images can look unappealing and messy.
When designing a moodboard, I often use pinterest to browse for images, I suppose they then become 'personal' moodboards, I then select a couple of images to form these 'professional' boards.

Click here to see some of my pinterest boards!

Can you guess the theme to this board?

Thursday, 11 July 2013

WearMeOutx Wardrobe Update!

After weeks of research and prep I am finally in a position to share what I have been up to on the dress making front!


My Grandad used to work at Liverpool Docks drawing up technical designs and blueprints of boats in ink onto a woven linen like canvas which had been treated with some gluey substance to stiffen. (thank god for technology so I don't have to do that) He had kept a number of these which he has now passed onto me to make some use out of them!

After numerous attempts of trial and error experiements I have found how to remove the gluey substance so that it leaves the print on the fabric!


Using this fabric, I have designed (doodled) a couple of tops and shirts to create; the reason I can only really make tops is because the length is fairly short and I have to keep it this way so the writing and drawing is the right way up! ec-cet-a-rwar

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

North West Fashion Network

I am a firm believer that not only London can provide great careers for creative folk. The North West Fashion Network is an upcoming network source for all things fashion related available in the North West! Check out there website;

They are currently holding the North West Fashion Blogger Awards to find the best bloggers that the North West has! Categories are;

Best Fashion Blogger - Newcomer
Best Beauty Blog
Best Crafting Blog
Best Design Blog
Best Fashion Blog
Best Fashion Retailing
Best Lifestyle Blog
Best Beauty Contributor
Best Fashion Contributor
Best Blogging Duo
Best Blogging Group

(blogs an be nominated for more than one award)

Nominations close Saturday 25th August. For more details, click here

To nominate, fill out a small form here

So get reading, and get nominating!

Hannah x

North West Fashion Blogger Awards 2013

Monday, 8 July 2013

MUA Pro-Base Conceal and Brighten Kit Review!

If you could only use one make-up product, what would it be?

For me, mines easily concealer. I have alot of scaring n my face, patches of redness and dark circles under my eyes! I heavily rely on concealer for evening out my skin tone, I think I am currently using 4 different concealers in the process! So I had been thinking maybe I should buy a concealer palette to replace these in an attempt to hopefully save some money, as I used to own one by jelly pong pong a few years ago which I loved (and only used one other concealer with!)

Then a couple of weeks ago, strolling around superrug I noticed this MUA Pro-Base Conceal and Brighten Kit in Beige-Golden shades had been reduced to £2 due to a crack in the case.
I already use the MUA Hide and Conceal Stick, Infact I think i'm on my 3rd tube! I really like its 'cheap' thick consistency as it really covers up my scars and red patches!
So I was hardly going to walk past this offer!
MUA Pro-Base Conceal & Brighten in Beige-Golden


The packaging (remembering it had already broken before I even had it) isn't that great apparently. The plastic had already got scratches and blotches and smudges and the whopping crack! Also, the white and silver colour scheme underneath means that these can't be hidden very well and shows all the dirt!
In the lid there is a tiny mirror which you can just bout fit your eyes in, but realistically is far to small for anything!
After all this negatives, there is a postive! The palette is a nice big size which means you get alot of product! :)
Light Concealer, Darker Concealer & Highlighter Swatches


Its unfortunate that this particular palette didn't fully match my skin tone (I add that others do) as the darkest concealer is a little too dark for me. So I used it on the lid of my eye to cover some small veins. I used the lightest concealer under my eyes and scars. Then the highlighter under the brow and at the bottom of my eye socket, out towards my cheekbone.

I have to say that there is not alot of pigmentation compared to the cover sticks and it feels alot greasier. Although! it still manages to give just about a medium coverage and it blends really easily to your skin! (I have heard its not very good at covering blemishes? would be worth knowing if anyone has tried this product on them!?)

Left eye with concealer, Right without

Overall I think its great considering its only £3.50 for the palette, but unfortunately it will not be replacing my current concealer pact!

Value For Money
Medium Converge


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Illustration: Unit 2

This project was investigating how architecture could influence design. 

Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, I haven't had the time or resources to fulfill this brief properly! 

Therefore I have tweaked the brief slightly and created a series of digital illustrations (...oops) based on pictures I took of Blackpool Pleasure Beach (and passing it of as roller-coaster architectural engineering?) for a previous university project.

'Fairground Inspired Fashion Illustration'

Let me know what you think!

Hannah x

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Sleek Face Contour Kit Review!

After using the same bronzer No7 limited summer edition bronzer,Which I loved but has now been discontinued :( , I had to experience the trauma of finding a replacement!

I had dear great things about the Bourjois chocolate bronzer and Sleek bronzers through #bbloggers and eventually decided on the sleek contour palette (bought in shade light) as I had yet to try anything from this brand and I would also get the chance to have a powdered highlighter which I never have as I always opt for a liquid highlighter.

The product costs £6 and is available in superdrug stores. It comes in a 8 x 5.5 x 1 cm black matte palette - which looks rather sleek (he ho!) - with a mirror fitted inside the lid making it the perfect handbag essential! The amount of make up you get I personally thought looked small in comparision to other bronzers I had previously tried, although the bronzer pot is slightly larger than the highlighter which is beneficial for me as I hardly use highlighters!

The bronzer is matt! Also a bonus as I hate bronzer with a sheen or shimmer, although I would advise anyone to use it more sparingly than I initially did as the product is very dark! (even in the light shade a bought!) I don't have the whitest of skins but if you are pale I would advise sampling it first before you buy! So far, so good.

The highlighter is VERY sparkly! I think for me personally it is too shimmery for a day to day look but perfect for a night out! It looks as it if it has a peachy yellow tone to it, but when applied the yellow tones are not noticeable so if you have pinker or other toned skin, don't be put off!

Overall I really like this product, Although its looks like you only get a small amount, a little really goes a long way! Love its compact size and large mirror for touch-ups throughout the day! It will just take some getting use to the change in application. Bargainous!

Whats your fave bronzer?