Friday, 13 October 2017

Battle of the beauty blenders - The Wilkinsons blender


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First impressions
This one is the cheapest of the blenders. A bit of an unusual shape but cute in a way.

This sponge is the hardest of them. Well, it's not hard, hard but it's not exactly soft and squidgy even when wet (it's more firm than squidgy). I actually found the shape of this one to be a bit useless, it doesn't help the use of it at all getting under the eyes was tricky and around the nose.

Overall
Of all the sponges this one is actually the one I use least. I'd give it a 3/10. I wouldn't buy this again. I don't like how firm it is, it's too firm for blending. I'd like to think there are good squidgy cheap ones out there but this one.. is not it. I've used this twice to give it benefit of the doubt but it's a no go for me. I'd rather pay more for a better one.


Have you tried any cheap blenders? If so let me know how you found them.

Check out the other beauty blenders in the battle - here

Kels

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Monday, 2 October 2017

Stag Coffee Cardiff

Forever finding new or redecorated food places popping up all over the city when I saw the cute little bunting outside this one, I thought why not give it a try. 


The decor does not disappoint, the cafe/coffee shop is quirky throughout but still cosy. It gives off a bit of a hipster vibe.


Originally when I walked in I thought, wow this is small, most seats already full but I was quickly shown another little hidden room with more quirky decor and tables. They also had outside space at the front and back but it was a bit too chilly for that. 


The food was unexpectedly really good! Especially for a little cafe/coffee shop. The burgers were stacked sky high and so so sooo juicy and delicious!




Even the fish finger sandwich was not what I expected, a part of me was just expecting some Birdseye fish fingers inside. But no.. reeal fish fingers inside like I've never seen before. Giving my burger a run for it's money.


I'd definitely recommend anyone who's in the city or passing through to give it a try. You won't be disappointed, but you will be left with a food baby. (I couldn't even make it the whole way through my burger!)

Have you been and tried it?

Kels

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Battle of the beauty blenders - The Original Beauty Blender

This one was my very first blender, so it seemed like a good place to start.


First impressions
I don't really understand the price. It's the most expensive at £16! Yep, you heard me £16. A bit much for a little sponge right?

Overall
Generally, it did do a really good job of blending it all in smooth and streak free, unlike using a brush where you have to be careful with streaks. At first using a sponge is a little odd but wet it!! It makes the dapping a lot easier/better and then you won't lose product in the sponge. The Original Beauty Blender does go nice and squidgy when wet which is great for dabbing. For me did the job and I was impressed, not amazed but impressed because I wasn't expecting much in the first place.

My overall rating for this blender would be 7/10. I still use it, not as much but because it's a bit smaller, I use the pointy end for my concealer.

I wouldn't rush to the shops for this one and personally at this price I wouldn't buy it. (luckily mine was from a Birchbox) The price just doesn't justify it for me. It's good, but it's not £16 good.

Have you tried it? What did you think?

Kels

The other blender reviews will be up in the new few weeks so stay tuned for the low and middle end blenders next! I'll be posting them all here so keep your eyes peeled!

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Friday, 15 September 2017

Battle of the beauty blenders

Now I have a good variety of beauty blenders, I've been putting them through their paces to see which is best and worth the money or if there's no difference at all.


The contenders are.. 

The Original Beauty Blender - here
Real Techniques sponge *coming soon*
Wilkinson's blender - here

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Stay tuned for the reviews and verdict!

Kels

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