Thursday, 28 November 2013

Disappointing Product-Stila Tinted Moisturizer

Hey Lovelies, sorry for not blogging much recently I've been busy with college and UCAS application but it should be back to normal soon. Hope your all having a nice day.
I always like negative post as well as positive posts as it helps you to know what to buy.

The lovely Chelsea was giving away some products on twitter a while ago and I saw she had this Stila Tinted Moisturizer, I've heard great things about Stila as a brand so I thought this would be a good product but it isn't and Chelsea agrees.

Even though it does say it's a sheer colour tinted moisturizer, it doesn't give you any colour or coverage at all, it looks like you have nothing on your skin.

It is quite thick but when applied it becomes really liquidly and feels greasy and I really hate it.

The only positive is that it does moisturise your skin, and has SPF but I still think it's a horrible product and doesn't do what it says, it isn't worth buying at all.

This has been the worse product I've ever tried and I wouldn't recommend it at all.

Have you tried the Stila Tinted Moisturiser, what do you think to it?


Ashleigh xx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Blogging Tips and Advice

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a good day, a few times I've been asked for advice on blogging so I thought I would do a post on it to help you, I've only been blogging for about 18 months so I'm not the most knowledgeable and I'm sure other bloggers will have done similar posts that have been blogging longer that you might also find useful but here's my post for you.
If your thinking about starting a blog, I highly recommend it every since I started I loved it, I enjoy sharing my posts and it's my own space on the Internet to write what I want and the blogging community is so supportive.

When I first started I was reading some blogs but I only had a bit of an idea on what to do, when I look back on my first post I think it's awful but you always have to start from somewhere and you learn as you go.

It's up to you what you want to use, you can use blogger, wordpress, your own domain or any other blogging sites, I have never used wordpress or any others but I find blogger easy to navigate and use and I know it's quite popular to use but find whats best for you.

When I first started I had no idea for a name it was very basic and I was just called acmakeuplover but after a while I hated it so I then came up with the name beautywaterfall it took a while but I love the name, my blog is mostly beauty so I wanted beauty in my name and then one day I was listening to song called waterfall and it was a nice song and I thought it clicked really well with beauty and waterfalls are pretty. It can be hard to think of a name but try to think of something original and that has meaning to you and don't make it too long so people can remember it.

The layout and design of your blog, when I first started I had no idea on any of the technology, my design was just a one you could use through blogger and it just had my blog name on it, it wasn't anything special and I didn't really like it but I had no idea on what to use. For the layout it was quite easy there was widgets in blogger on the layout in the gadgets that you can use and I just added them to my blog. The lovely Kate who is a blogger also, designed my layout for me as I was completely hopeless when I tried to do it myself, you can always try to do it yourself there's lots of how too's on Google and other people also design them and you can get them for cheap.

The content, when I first started I had so many ideas of post I wanted to do and it was mostly beauty I wanted to try to be original as well and not have the same posts as everyone else. Your content is entirely up to you, you can write whatever you want and you don't have to follow the crowd it's better to be original and write a post that not many people will have seen. I also think it's nice to do personal posts so people can get to know a little more about the person behind the blog.

For you photo's you don't need a brand new expensive camera, when I first started I just used my phone, as long as the camera is quite good and the pictures are good quality that's all that matters, when there on your blog just make sure there big and clear so people can see them. It is best to take pictures in natural lightening but I know now it's winter it's getting harder. What I like to do is take lots of pictures of what product I'm using so then you can go through them and find the best ones and also take different angles of the product. I like to just use a plain background but it's up to you but just make sure the background isn't cluttered. If your wanting to edit your pictures, I usually use Picmonkey which is a good free editing site.

I would say is interaction is key so have social media sites, I find twitter is the best there is different chats on different days that you can get involved in and share your blog link, lots of blogger use it and I have made so many blogging friends through twitter and their blogs. Interact on other people's blog leave them comments and tweet them. Always try to respond to all your blog comments, emails and tweets. It's fine to leave your links on people's blog with a nice comment but don't leave a comment saying follow my blog I'll follow yours nobody likes these sort of comments and don't spam people with your link. If you ever get the chance to go to events or meetups you should it's a great way to find new bloggers with the same passion as you.

The last thing I want to say it takes time to gain followers so don't get disheartened if you haven't got many followers, remember we all start off with the same number of followers none and it took us time to get to the number we have. I find the bloggers that I speak to are all so lovely no matter what there follower amount, so don't think you can't speak to other bloggers because they have lots of followers, they will speak to you.

I hope you enjoyed the post and if you have any more questions, you can tweet me at @ashleighcarrxx or comment below or email me at acmakeuplover@gmail.com.


Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Low Confidence and Self-Esteem

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a nice day and I've got a personal post for you today, I haven't done one in a while so I thought I would.

Image from Google.

I think everyone at sometime suffers from low self esteem and confidence. I have slowly built my self esteem and confidence up but it has taken me a while and I'm still not fully confident.

When I was at school and because of bullying, I felt like there was something wrong with me and that I need to change myself to fit in but it's not true you just need to be yourself and accept everything about yourself including your flaws to become more confident and have self esteem.

Do what makes you feel more confident whether it's wearing your own fashion or makeup, I like wearing makeup just because it makes me feel more confident and pretty and I know it's not the best reason for wearing makeup but that's why I do. 

If you have really low self esteem, write a list of all things you like about yourself this will help you feel more confident, I know it's hard to think of positives we are very critical on ourselves so if you can't think of any ask friends or family they will tell you.

Do what makes you happy if you want to lose or put on weight then do it for yourself and do it for the right reasons, we all have different shape bodies but if your happy with it then you don't need to change for anyone.

You just need to believe in yourself and see yourself positively and this will build your self esteem and confidence.

Remember were all beautiful and unique in our own way.

If anyone ever needs to talk to me about it, I'm always here and you can email me at acmakeuplover@gmail.com or tweet me at @ashleighcarrxx

I hope you found it helpful and that you become more confident and have high self esteem.


Ashleigh xx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Guest Post on Top 5 Red Lipsticks

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a good day the lovely Heather from Beauty Journal has written a guest blog post for me, she's so lovely and has a great blog so you should go check it out.

Hello my lovelies, it's Heather from Beauty Journal here and today i'm writing up a blog post regarding my favourite red/orange toned lipsticks. The festive season is quickly approaching and the one thing which is always a party essential is a red lipstick and so I have tested my collection to bring to you, my top 5. I'm a huge fan of red lipstick all year round so i'm especially fond of the party season because I finally have the perfect excuse to wear a red lip. 



The first lipstick that made it into my top 5 is the Urban Decay lipstick in 'Bang'; this is the perfect shade if you're looking for a true red, matte lipstick that doesn't dry your lips out. It's super long lasting and looks beautiful on all skin tones, including my ghostly white skin. My next favourite is more of an orange toned lipstick by Revlon; I'm a huge fan of this lipstick in the shade 'Kiss Me Coral' as its the perfect balance between red and orange, it looks beautiful on paler skin tones especially. Although it doesn't have the lasting power of the Urban Decay lipstick previously mentioned, it does last a good few hours (depending on how much you're eating and drinking). I then wanted to throw in a more 'vampy' red shade and so the cult favourite for a lot of people '107' by Rimmel (the Kate Moss line) made it into the pick; I absolutely love this shade as I feel it's extremely flattering and isn't too dark that it washes me out; it's an elegant shade which can be worn with a little mascara or a full on "out-there", smokey eye look. 



I understand not everyone is confident enough to brave the bright red lipsick, and so I decided that the Revlon Lip Butter in 'Candy Apple' would be a perfect sheered out red lipstick to include. As with all the lip butters, 'Candy Apple' offers subtle colour whilst hydrating your lips (a total win-win situation in my book). The colour pay of is definitely buildable, obviously the more you apply the more pigmented it becomes. On the complete opposite end of the stick is the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in 'Big Bang' which is, in my opinion, the perfect party shade. Its super glossy (but not sticky) and has great pigmentation, and is the definition of 'true red'. I've found the lasting power to be amazing, as it lasts on the lips for approximately 6 hours (for me anyway). 



I hope you've found this blogpost helpful and perhaps found yourself inspired to go try a new red lipstick. If you want to see more from me then head on over to my blog and give me a cheeky follow while your over there! 







What's your favourite red lipstick?





 Bye, guys!

 Heather xo







blog: http://b3autyjournal.blogspot.co.uk | twitter: @he4thermcknight | instagram: @chinesewhisper

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a nice day, here's another review for you and it's on the famous baby lips, I'm a little late to this bandwagon but I still thought I would share my thoughts with you.
I decided on Cherry Me as it looked like a great shade and the most pigmented out of them all, there is 6 baby lips all together 3 which are just clear lip balms with SPF Mint Fresh, Intense Care and Hydrate and 3 that are tinted Cherry Me, Peach Kiss and Pink Punch, I like both clear and tinted but I went for the tinted one, they are £2.99 which is a bargain.

Maybelline say, "Baby Lips lip balm from Maybelline New York gives intense care and 8 hour hydration, and is nourishing for baby soft lips. Its clinically tested formula has a hint of colour and leaves lips feeling soft and smooth." Which I agree with but doesn't last 8 hours.

They smell really nice and fruity, this one obviously smells like cherry but it's not a too strong scent, they are really moisturising and hydrating on the lips. 

The pigmentation is quite sheer in comparison to the Revlon Lip Butters which are a lot more pigmented. It lasts a couple of hours on my lips.

You can wear the baby lips on the own or over a lipstick, I've been really liking wearing it over a lipstick and it keeps my lips really nourished and moisturised.

Cherry Me is quite glossy and when applied comes out a pink not a cherry colour like in the name.

I think the packaging is really nice and cute but really simple.

Here's a swatch:
It's a really nice pinky shade.

Overall I do really like the Baby Lips but they have been over hyped for what they are and they aren't the best tinted lip balm I've tried.

What do you think to the Baby Lips?


Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a nice day, I talked about the color tattoo's ages ago near enough when I first started blogging so it was a really long time ago, I recently bought the color tattoo in pink gold and thought  I would share my thoughts with you.
I loved the color tattoo's from when I first bought on and on bronze and now I still love them.


They are supposed to be a dupe for the MAC Paint Pot's I've never tried them so I don't know about the quality of the MAC ones but the color tattoo's are great quality there very pigmented and long lasting.

Pink Gold is a pinky champagne shimmery colour that is very natural looking and I've really loved wearing it. 

You can wear it alone on the lid for just a wash of colour if your in rush and just want a bit of colour on the lid. I've been wearing it on the lid with eyeshadow over the top and I've really liked wearing it and will be posting a look soon with it.

I just use my finger to apply it, it's the easiest way and it's easy to blend as it's really creamy.

Here's a swatch of the shade:
It's a gorgeous shade as you can tell.

There only £4.99 and they are really worth the money there really pigmented and long lasting, I just wish they had more neutral shades.

What do you think to the color tattoo's, what's your favourite shade?


Ashleigh xx

Friday, 1 November 2013

Wishlist

Hey Lovelies, this is actually my first wishlist post even though I've been blogging over a year I've never done one but I thought I would share with you some things I want.


First off is MAC's Rebel I've been wanting this lipstick for a while and it would be a great autumn/winter shade to add to my collection.

Next is some boots, I really need some new boots for autumn/winter time with our cold, wet weather. These ones are from New Look but I just like this type of style for boots.

I also need a new coat, I need an in between coat as I have black basic one that I wear and then a big warm parker coat but it's not cold enough for me to wear it, so I want this type of coat and this is also from New Look.

I really want these Pandora rings I've had my eye on them for a while so I think I might ask for them for Christmas from my parents I just think there really nice.

I also want another Nars blush after having Douceur blush I've wanted to get another as there really pigmented and long lasting but there quite expensive. The next shade I'm thinking of is Deep Throat.

Next is the Urban Decay Naked Basics, I've seen so many gorgeous looks created with this palette and it's great for everyday and you can also create a smokey looks with it, so it's a great all round palette.

Lastly as it's getting colder and soon it will be winter I want more jumpers to wear to keep me warm, this jumper is from New Look and I think it's really nice and I know a lot of clothes shops will have jumpers in, so can't wait to go hunting for some.

Do any of you have any wishlists, comment yours down below, would love to know what you are wanting.


Ashleigh xx