Saturday, 5 July 2014

Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil

Over the past month or so, I've gotten really into my eyebrows. I don't know where this came from or why, but I have really liked shaping them and filling them recently. My natural eyebrows are very full, however i do have a rather impressive scar straight through the middle of one of them which means there is a gap in the hairs and i also have found that there are actually quite a few sparse areas. I didn't want anything too full on to fill them in, which is where this archery brow pencil from Soap & Glory comes in. 

The pencil has two nibs, A brush nib which has a lightly coloured liquidy product in it, designed to create the initial shape of your brows, and a waxy pencil nib to shade them in after. I love the brush nib because of how small and precise it is, it's ideal for the ends of your brows and getting the overall shape perfect in as much detail as possible. I like the pencil nib because it is soft and doesn't leave any streaky marks or tints on your actual skin which makes your eyebrows look so much better, but keeps them looking as natural as possible at the same time. 

The only issues i have with this product is the price and how long it will last me. This product retails at £10 in three different shades, however i feel like there is barely any product in it and i feel like it will be something that dries out incredibly quickly. In terms of lasting power, this stuff stays with me all day which is great and keeps my eyebrows in relatively good shape. 

Are there any other affordable brow products you love? I would really appreciate some recommendations ♥ 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 kisses. | Infinite Plum

Recently, I've found myself gravitating towards darker, bolder lip colours at the weekends and this one is my most recent discovery. Rimmel's 1000 kisses lip tint promises to be transfer proof. Is it? of course not, or else it would be crazy popular. However, I do love the colour of it, being a dark pinkish plum colour when put on properly, although in the image above I just opted to dab it. The idea is that you are meant to draw the colour onto your lips with the pen nib, and then smooth it out with the balm, which in my opinion is waaaay to much faff. 

I would say that this tint lasted about two hours on my lips before it looked like badly applied lip liner and didn't even make it an hour when I had a cup of coffee and ate. This product retails at £5.99, is readily available at boots and superdrug and comes in a whole host of colours. It does actually sit really nicely on the lips and feels just like wearing a lip balm as the actual tint is so liquidy and light which i love. 

The only things I really don't like is that the balm doesn't retract so you have to be super careful trying to get the lid back on so that you don't end up gouging chunks out of it which is a pain, and also there doesn't appear to be much product at all, I've only used this about 4-5 times and already it's starting to show signs of running low!

I really wish that the lasting power was a little more substantial but this is definitely my go-to colour at the moment.

what lip products have you been loving recently?

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Topshop Crop Top | OOTD

Topshop crop top... that's a tongue twister and a half! (seriously! try saying it few times really really fast). I absolutely love crop tops, I have every shape, colour and style you could possibly think of, so you wouldn't think that I needed any more. Well, apparently I did need another little gem to add to my collection and when I saw this little beaut in Topshop the other day, I couldn't bring myself to say no. It hangs really nicely which I wasn't expecting because of its little peplum type detail and to be perfectly honest, for Topshop £14 isn't half bad. It was clearly a match made in heaven! 

At the same time as I purchased the top, I found this necklace which I thought would look great with it. At £8.50 it was definitely a quick decision, but I really like the design so I'm glad I brought it. However, I did wear it to a party on the evening of its purchase and it broke! it wasn't anything that couldn't be fixed with a pair of pliers but I wasn't too chuffed about it to say in the least. Sort yourself out Topshop!

I then finished everything off with my beloved Topshop Joni jeans (I might as well be a walking Topshop advert!) and my Asos T-bar shoes which I lovee!

Have a lovely weekend! 

Friday, 20 June 2014

My phone case love | Sighh Designs

About a month ago whilst flicking through Instagram, I came across Polly's account. I absolutely adored everything she drew and designed and had a sneaky peak at her online shop where she sells phone cases, little pocket mirrors and nail transfers. At the time I was as broke as broke can be and couldn't afford to purchase the phone case which had caught my eye and so I carried on my way. When I turned 15 (5th June ;)) I very kindly received a LOT of money for my birthday and immediately thought of buying this phone case. The only issue was, I had forgotten to follow the account on instagram and couldn't remember the name of the shop, so to my annoyance I decided to try and find it again; to no avail. However, a couple of weeks ago when I came across a blog called Charlottes Web, I saw that she had done a whole post dedicated to Polly's cases and mirrors. I was so happy that I had finally found the shop again that I immediately ordered the case! 

There are all sorts of beautiful cases, mirrors and nail transfers on Polly's shop, Sighh Designs and it was almost impossible to choose the one I wanted (I think I might have to go back for that berry one soon! it's gorgeous and waay too lovely to resist). All of the cases cost between £12-14 and are suitable for all phones from Iphone 4 and upwards, Ipod 4 and upwards, through to a whole range of samsung galaxy models, which I think, considering the amazing quality and the fact that she has built the business up through her own hard-work, talent and dedication, totally makes it so worth while and incredibly reasonable. The best part is that she designs and hand draws every different design herself which really makes her products very unique!

Overall, I am incredibly pleased with my purchase and couldn't have asked for anything better, I just couldn;t resist sharing my love for this case! I will definitely be purchasing more from Sighh Designs in the future and I highly recommend that you give the shop a little look as well!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Meet Holly.

After months of doing the same old thing over here at Hevzibev, I decided it was high time to welcome a new face on the scene, that face belonging to Holly from Holly La Beau! I first started talking to Holly about a year or two ago and she has been a firm favourite of mine ever since. The urge to contact her for her blogging services was too strong to resist haha! Before we actually dove straight in with a guest post, Holly suggested it might be better to introduce ourselves first which i thought was a great idea, and what better way to do that than a good old classic Q&A?! We both answered these questions and you can read my answers here. So, here's Holly's little introduction!

1. Sum up your blog in three words.
Rambly, fun, inconsistent.

2. What/who inspired you to start blogging?
I started by watching youtube videos like Zoella and Sprinkle of Glitter and my original plan was to start my own youtube channel but I was far too shy to go through with it. Then when I came across their blogs I realized that I could do the same and now here I am!

3. Have you met any friends through blogging?
There are a few people which I have conversations with over Twitter and in the comments section of each other posts so I always recognise who they are when their name pops up. And the lovely Heather is a firm favourite of mine! Hopefully I will get to meet them all someday (that includes you Heather).

4. What is your favourite thing to blog about?
When I first started my blog it was primarily a beauty and fashion blog but now I have started branching out into slightly different areas. I really enjoy reading books so I want to start incorporating that into my blog posts more. I love writing more relaxed and personal blog posts as well because they are so much easier to write and they are also the type I love to read the most!

5. Your all time favourite product?
It's so difficult to pick just the one but I would definitely have to say the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. It's amazing at covering everything you could possibly imagine and is so affordable too which makes me love it even more.

6. What is the one makeup item you couldn't live without?
For this I'd say mascara because I don't feel like any makeup look is complete without it. It really opens your eyes up and makes the rest of your makeup look better, and also makes me look more awake which is always a bonus after being forced out of my bed by my alarm on a school day! I'm so used to wearing it that my eyes look weird without it.

7. Favourite fashion and beauty brands?
I'm a big fan of budget beauty brands because you don't always have to spend lots of money to get great quality! It's hard to pick just one drugstore brand but Maybelline is probably my favourite, especially their mascaras and Baby Lips. I also love Benefit, if only it wasn't so damn expensive. As for fashion, I tend to shop in New Look because basically all of their clothes suit my style perfectly, or Asos because they have lots of great brands all in one place so it's easy to find something you love.

8. What is your proudest moment throughout your blogging life?
There are many things which I am proud of but one of the main ones is whenever someone comments saying that they have just come across my blog and love it, or they say they really enjoyed my blog post. It is crazy to think that tens of thousands of people have viewed my blog and read what I have to say, and then taken even more time to comment and tell me what they think! I really appreciate it, I just can't believe that people actually want to read my rambles and follow me so they can read more! When I picture all my followers in one room reading my blog, it blows my mind.

8. Any hopes for your blog in the future?
I hope I can continue being quite consistent with my blog posts. I have been pretty good this past month or two and had a good few posts up per week which I have found has actually increased my number of readers. I also want to continue working with other bloggers because it's such a fun thing to do and is like a little bit of publicity for them when I mention them on my blog!

So there you have it! I really hope this has made you love Holly as much as I do and I demand that you must go and have a nosey look at her blog! I cannot wait for you all to see her guest post scheduled for next month too! Thankyou so so much Holly for taking your time to answer the questions haha! :)

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