Sorry about the lack of blog posts lately but been very busy working and had a lot of personal issues going on, but that’s me back now! Hurrah!

So i’m going to be telling you about me July Favourites and hopefully you will love them as much as i do and give them a shot! Please note, i have blogged about a few so you can refer to the previous blog posts (i will link them below).

I am going to start with my two Ted Baker make up bags i received, i got one for my birthday and bought one as a little gift to myself!

The first one is the leopard print make up bag. I got this as a gift from my parents for my 19th birthday which was a few weeks ago! I love this! It’s so pretty and fits all my makeup in it perfectly! The other reason they bought it and i love it is that it’s called, Karina. How awesome is that!?

The second Ted Baker bag is actually a toiletry bag but i bought it for a makeup bag/going out clutch!  It’s a pretty light pink/nude colour with a pink bow on the front with a gold stud holding on the bow! It’s so spacious inside and literally can hold everything in it, from my makeup to my perfumes, and even my eye shadow palettes!

Next is my all time favourite product of the month! This has basically been a lifesaver to my hair and made it in such good condition! I needed something for my hair to protect it from heat as it was damaging my hair that much my hair was snapping off! So i splashed out and bought Lee Stafford Shampoo and Heat protection spray! Straight away i could feel the difference of how much healthier my hair felt! It did make my hair feel a little dry at first but then as i dried it and applied the heat protection is went straight away and felt nicer and healthier! Now if you ever do buy the heat protection spray always remember spray it a arm length away as any closer it can make your hair sticky, but that’s because of the natural oils in it! It cost me £23 for both. A little expensive but does wonder on your locks!
HEAT PROTECTION.

SHAMPOO

Next is the bareMinerals primer in the 15ml bottle. I have two of these, the full size and the smaller one! I got them both from my mum’s friend who owns a hair salon and sells the bareMinerals products! I really am in love with this! I have heard a lot of people say that primer doesn’t do much and it’s a waste of money, but i notice a different when using it! All you do is a use a little bit, about the size of a pea, and apply on your face or eyes. I put it on before my eye shadow, so i apply to the lids of my eyes, do my foundation, then by the time i get around to applying eye shadows it has sunk in and it makes it last even longer on my eyes! It’s a great investment! i am also really looking into buying the urban decay primer lotion as well! 

ELF cosmetics has been a huge part of my life recently, it’s all i’ve been buying as its cheap and affordable! This is a lipstick or as they are commonly known as ‘chubby sticks’. I usually apply a lighter lipstick to start off with then apply this, i am loving this at the moment! It has a glitter through it, which might not be everyone’s taste but they do, do others without glitter through! It just makes my lips look amazing! And it’s only about £1.50! What a bargain!

Swatch of the ELF cosmetics chubby stick

 Nearly there guys! (honest). My next product is the ‘Rimmel wake me up concealer’. Now i didn’t want to go along with the hype, but i ran out of my ‘collection’ concealer and decided after a lot of thinking to get this. Now i wasn’t to sure at first as i wasn’t impressed as it made my skin a little oily! I then applied the Rimmel face powder to set it and it looks fabulous! It takes away the dark circles under my eyes, and makes me look more fresh and adds a healthy glow! Definitely buy this! It’s about £4.99. 

My blog on the ‘Maybelline the falsies’ mascara: http://itskarinax.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/maybelline-falsies-mascara-review.html
My blog on the ‘Rimmel apocalips’ lipgloss: http://itskarinax.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/rimmel-apocalips.html

My blog on the ‘Urban Decay naked palette’ : http://itskarinax.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/urban-decay-naked-2-palette.html

Other favourites:

Favourite song: Demi Lovato – Made in the USA
Favourite App: Candy Crush
Favourite Youtube of the month: Saconne Joly’s
Favourite music video: One Direction – Best song ever

Karina xoxo

I recently bought rimmel apocalips in the colour ‘Luna’ as I seen it in a video by my favourite youtuber ‘zoella’ and love the look of it!

Apocalips by rimmel is a lip liqueur and is basically a lipgloss and lipstick in one! It’s very pigmented and last me ages! The colour I bought, Luna, is pink/orange and will only suit certain skin types, so make sure you do a tester before you apply as I wouldn’t want you wasting your money on lip products that you don’t like, as I have done it before and immediately regretted it! 

This product cost me, £5.99 but at the moment on superdrug they are doing a 2 for £10 offer, so get them whilst it last! You can also buy them in boots and no doubt any other drug store! I’d love to hear your opinions of this product! 

Karina xoxo


Rimmel scandal eyes, is a eye shadow stick/eye pencil and is around about £4.49 from superdrug and boots! There are two types of this stick, a eye kohl pencel or the thicker shadow stick which I purchased!

My best friend left hers at mine one day and I was intreged about it as I’d never seen it before and I was running out of pencil eye liner! So I wandered into superdrug and bought it and have been using it for about 1 month now and I like it! If your into making your eyes darker then this is the pencil for you! It goes on quite thick and smoothly along your waterline or eye lid! The only problem I am having with it is that it smudges a wee bit but that’s because I’m not used to putting on such a thick eye liner on my water line yet, I am debating going out to buy the kohl pencel and using the thicker  stick as a more eye lid base product! I will do photos of my eyes as well if to want to see the finishing product! Let me know in the comments below!

Karina xoxo

Today I will be writing about maybelline’s gel eyeliner that I bought on superdrug for £7.99! (Photo below)  If you are like me and wear liquid eyeliner most days you know it can be a bit of a chore and time consuming to make it neat and perfect! I must admit I usually rush around last minute, shove it on and then go out leaving the house hating the way my eyes look!

I had walked pasted the maybelline gel eyeliner for weeks debating if I should get it or not as it looked tricky to apply as is just a eyeliner brush and a pot filled with the gel! I gave in though and gave it a bash and its one of the best decisions I have made! It’s actually so easy to apply and makes your eyes look amazing as you can apply it either thick or lightly and still shows amazing results! The only problem for me as it stays on better when I apply primer to my eyelids but primer is such a good buy I’d definitely buy some if I were you! If I want the gel to stay on longer though I add a little bit of liquid over it just to be safer instead of reapplying throughout the day when I don’t have time!

If you want me to do a tutorial on how to apply it let me know in the comments below and I will do one for you!

Karina xoxo

I am a huge fan of YouTube and one of my favourite youtubers is, Tanya Burr. Watching her videos one day I came across a make up tutorial and she was using maybelline ‘the falsies’ mascara. I had walked pasted it so many times in superdrug and boots but never bought it as I thought it would be just another overrated mascara that is a little pricey for me to splash out on and never use!

I used to use rimmel volumise mascara and then I moved to benefit as I got a free tester (one of my blog reviews) but I got bored and my tester was running out! I watched this video and I couldn’t believe the huge difference that one little bottle of mascara could make to somebody’s eyelashes, it was incredible! I went out straight away and bought it for £7.99 (roughly) from superdrug. (Ill post a photo below). The bottling of this product is so pretty, it’s purple with a gorgeous wee lace design on the lid and big bold writing to make the bottle pop and stand out!

The mascara basically does what it says on the bottle! It makes you look like you have fake eyelashes on! I’m not a fan of fake eyelashes as I can’t apply them so this was the perfect opurtunity to see if I suited thicker and more volumised eyelashes! And I did, I can’t change to any other mascara now as I can’t live without it! It’s so handy and when I’m lazy and can’t be bothered applying a lot of make up this just makes up for it and looks amazing! I hope you guys can go out and buy this and share my complete joy of this product! Do you have it? Tell me what you think!

Karina xoxo