Back with another blog with a twist, I’ve decided I’m going to do a blog to help out the makeup amateurs, the ones in the middle and the highest up! And also you skincare lovers I got products for you too.
Before we begin, I just want to let everyone know that this blog is for everyone, men/women every single shade of skin tone there is out there, men don’t be discouraged because even if you don’t wear makeup, your other half could, sister, the mother even brother, I’m not a makeup professionalist and quite frankly wouldn’t want to be, but I’m learning and I want to bring everyone in, if you wanna save money buying products, then I can confirm you are at the right blog, wanna spend big amounts but still wanna have a lot to show for it? I can confirm you’re in good hands, either way, if you clicked this blog you’re at the right place.
Back in the day when I was in school I was so shit at makeup, and the products I used to use I thank God I didn’t get acne or any skin problems due to all the heavy shit I used to put on my face, been quite lucky to have skin with no issues, maybe a few marks here and there and moles but nevertheless my skin is perfect, my undertones, everything is just good.
From school to my now everyday life of me waking up early for work etc, I really don’t have time for makeup at all, and I’ll never understand how I had time for it back then.
Anyways enough chit chat, I’m purely writing a blog based around makeup & skincare because over the past two years I have been buying makeup consistently and I mean every month I’d spend around £150 – £200 on products, I’d constantly post what I ordered on my Snapchat and Instagram because I always get overly excited when an order for me comes through the post, except with Hermes I’ll find my parcel everywhere but my house, but that’s a conversation for another day…
I always get questions on how I purchase items, where I buy, I get compliments on the stuff I buy THE STUFF I BUY not me personally, but all my palettes are bouji so the compliments are appreciated, I’ll be dropping links of the websites I use and the deals that are available, me? I love a sale but I don’t mind buying items full priced either.
I’m one of those people that you’ll find on page 50 of google trying to find something new, or I’ll go through every website separately, I don’t buy items straight away because I know if I can get a better deal I will purchase it through them, but if there’s no free delivery after I’ve spent £50+ then soz hun I’ll stick with the more expensive price and free delivery, it’s just the way the cookie crumbles.
Let’s jump straight into it, so I really only shop off of two websites when I buy makeup which are:
Beauty bay (SHOCK HORROR)
I also shop in store but very rarely, I don’t really shop in store for anything unless I’m in a rush and need it ASAP, so the in-store shops I use is just the basics boots & super-drugs, super drugs is actually a scam, pick up 3 items and the cashier will calmly say £63.99, like sometimes I don’t even let them say the price or look at the till, Apple Pay comes out, quick tappity slap, grab my items and go, fuck the receipt.
How do you purchase your makeup?
Very simply, I bulk buy from fragrance direct, things like foundation (Rimmel) Mascara (W7 or Rimmel) Bronzer, lip glosses
It seems crazy right, bulk buying makeup but it serves its purpose in the long run and I don’t do it often either because I expect my products to last very well. In my bulk buys depending on the deals I buy 10 Rimmel foundations, the Rimmel ones to me are my cheap go to makeup, if I have time before work I’ll slap it on, or even going out quickly, I buy 5 W7 or Rimmel mascara’s, and about five lipglosses all different shades, all in all I spend about £40 maybe a bit more because they don’t just sell makeup, they do fragrances, hair, body, face etc, you’ll sit there evaluating the price thinking why is it so cheap on here but expensive elsewhere, I can promise you it’s all real, just need to learn where and how to shop, if I can get something cheaper I will.
Fragrance direct have so many deals, so many discount codes you can use on your order, you qualify for free delivery once you’ve spent over £20, they do amazing deals for example they do:
‘Buy any 5 and get the cheapest one free’
‘Buy 5 for 4’
‘Spend £50 and get 10% off’
Beauty bay is my top lover, that’s where all my big purchases end up being, I can buy palette after palette, make up brushes galore, but how do I really shop in beauty bay?? The question I love to answer, I go straight into makeup then into sets, honestly I don’t have time to be buying one lipgloss when I can buy the whole set, one highlighter when I can buy the whole collection, one brush, when I can buy a 25 piece set for £20, all this singular buying shopping in makeup is NOT for me, I really don’t have the time because I get frustrated so easily makes me want to scream sometimes, and I dip in and out of the outlet because you always find money off items you wanted for time but too stubborn to buy! There are so many products I’ve bought full priced then get an email the next day saying they’ve got 50% off, every time this happens I’m fuming because it happens every time I buy something, how coincidental❌
I feel the beauty bays pricing range is from affordable to OMG this shit is expensive! Sometimes I see products and I’m like ‘ew this stuff is cheap, do I really wanna put it on my face’ but I’m just ignorant as fuck, I buy some cheap ranges to test and try out but I can’t lie I give most of it away, mainly due to me not liking it, I give away makeup like I do sweets, joss take it and go aweh.
Let’s be hella real, I give away expensive makeup away too, people are like “wHy DoN’t yOU JuST SEll iT” Personally I’m lazy I don’t have time nor patience to put listings up on eBay or Facebook, all people do on eBay is pree your product click the watch button to get you all hyped because you think someone is going to buy it, you get those cheap asses trying to get you to lower the price, bitch get your money up, Facebook I honestly do not have patience, so I’d rather give it away, I’ve given away Fenty Foundation, it was way too dark for my skin tone, when it oxidised and dried it was a wrap because it looked like I just returned from the Caribbean, I’ve given away Anatasia Beverley Hills eyebrow pomade, I simply got the wrong colour, Milani pomade, sigh that was also the wrong colour, can you see the pattern? Morphe eyeshadow kits, I really used to love morphe but the fall out is ridiculous and the palettes I had I really loved the colours to begin with then after a while I just stared at it for time, you know how you look at a photo before you upload it and after a while you’re like ‘NAH MAN’ that was me with morphe so I gave away like 3 big palettes and please I NEVER give away palettes with half of the product missing, I’m highly generous to what I give, but more time if I say do you want… Take it or it’ll sit on my makeup shelf for months.
Sigh, I’m getting tired of typing, bet Y’all are getting tired of reading eyy? Keep your eyes peeled because I’m about to drop some dope palettes, highlighters, lip glosses, one cheeky lipstick, skin care products, it finna be lit in this bihhh.
Listen I queued up for three hours outside Harvey Nichols, 4 weeks after the launch date, I expected 0 queuing but there I was with my friend, out in the rain talking to random people giving each other motivation speeches saying we will get to the front, I got in before my friend, did I wait? Hell nah, I walked in without her, pretty much finished my purchase by the time she walked in, but I walked out with Fenty foundation (KMFT) and my number 1 lover Trophy wife highlighter, look at that sparkle! £28 was well worth my coins and even yours.
Beauty Bakerie all their products are the bomb, whoever is on the creative team just know you’re doing great hun, the packaging is ELITE! If you’ve never heard of beauty bakerie I suggest you learn today, this highlighter makes me shine like the star I am. Beauty Bakerie is highly inclusive, and also cruelty-free.
Beauty Bakerie blending eggs, as you can clearly see there are six blending eggs, one already used 📌 When I use any blending egg I wet them, then squeeze out the remaining water, leave it and watch it expand for two seconds, so much easier to use plus your face will be streak free and dewy.
In my opinion, these are 10X better than real techniques blending eggs, do the maths a 4 pack of real technique eggs are £18, but beauty bakerie have 6, cheaper price, the packaging is very enticing.
Beauty Bakerie Lip scrub, Highly recommended! It’s edible literally taste so so good, I put this on when I’m fresh out the shower waking up or going to sleep, only use a little bit on the tip on my finger and rub it into my lips, usually in a circular motion, it removes dead skin cells or even wear it before you apply any lip products it will prolong wear time.
BEAUTY BAY WENT INNN ON THEIR OWN PALETTES, EVEN THEIR COLLABORATIONS WERE ON POINT.
So I have all three of the colour Theory forty-two shade palettes, they’re all beautiful in their own way, you see me I love shimmers and each palette I got has at least 5- 10 shimmers in.
There’s also a going out-out palette
All the 42 shade palettes are £25 each, I bought all mine full price then a few weeks later they went down to £17.50 so if you want one with a lower price just keep checking in and out and I promise you, your time will come. If you’re impatient like me and want to try it out ASAP purchase it and give me your review because I promise you this will be one of your best palettes.
Each palette has a different name:
If you’re not a bad bitch already like moi, the going out-out palette will make you that bitch! Turn yo self into thotiana!
Y’all think I’m done with Beauty Bay hell no, Beauty Bay X Jordan Lipscombe, that’s what you call a COLLABORATION!
I couldn’t help myself I bought the whole set (three palettes) for £30 on sale, what a bargain, normally they’re £50 for three or £20 for one.
Let’s have a look at these lil palettes then:
I’m still yet to try these shades but I’ve swatched some of the colours I know this will be a palette I’ll use then give away because some of the colours I’m not sure if they’ll go nicely with my skin tone, but I can always try so who knows this could be a keep or flog.
Okay, let’s swiftly move on…
This isn’t a cheap palette to me rather expensive I gripped my chest confirming the purchase with this included, but the metallic glow shades make my face every time I apply this, especially with the natural glow of sunlight gleaming through your window, I apply this on my cheekbones or when I get carried away all over my body, I honestly don’t have a favourite shade, the fall out of this palette is something else I always feel like I’m cleaning around it. Besides the pigments are so strong, the colours can certainly suit all skin tones no cap.
Is that Jeffree star? It is indeed! If you know the history behind Jeffree then you probably sighed at seeing his highlighter, is Jeffree he/she I don’t know, doesn’t even identify as a gender, the main matter is Jeffree is known for racism towards the black community, How did I know this my best friend told me as she bought me this for my 19th birthday, I’ve done little research here and there but I can’t excuse the fact that the makeup line is FIRE! This highlight compliments my skin so well, there are so many makeup brands that are racist yet we still wear them, will I buy Jeffree Star? Yeah, I would, his whole beauty line bangs.
Skin Frost – Sarcophagus: Currently sold out
101% I’m obsessed with highlighters, anything to make my skin glow! This is the Zoeva plasir spice of life highlight set, you see how I say SET a lot, I ain’t no singular buying regular shmegular female, take my coins have them!
Fun fact: I thought zoeva was Zoella’s brand right at the start, they both start with Zoe, easy mistake❌
I don’t like zoella at all, buy me zoella makeup I will sell it on eBay same day, whoever buys it from me I promise you boo boo you’ll get that shit same day if anyone saw Zoella’s advent calendar yeah, kmt that shit was AWFUL, stick to being a Youtuber love, don’t come and ruin the makeup industry.
The palettes I was in love with Juvia Place, the packaging, art, colours everything is perfect with these palettes, they’re cheap as well, between £20 – £30 you can clearly tell which palettes I’ve touched and haven’t😂😂 I’ve really abandoned these.
I only have five palettes which are:
Sunkissed shimmer, this shimmer will knock you the fuck out, you and the sun would end up competing with who’s brighter, but the price is a sweet one.
Sunkissed shimmer £2.99
Revolution, the copycats of the makeup game, Y’all ain’t slick at all.
I decided to try the revolution liquid highlighter before I bought the cover FX one, of course, the two highlighters look exactly the same, but clearly, ones cheaper I tried this one, the texture is complete bollocks, I literally gave two away straight away, that’s why sometimes I don’t like buying cheap makeup, this stuff didn’t even get a chance to touch my face, quick squirt on my hand little rub in, analysed it “nah ain’t for me still”
I love a good lip gloss, especially if it shimmers, shit I just love to sparkle, Ashely Tisdale has her own range of lip gloss, as in sharpay from High school musical she did that, these lipgloss tints are dreamy.
Shout out my one of my best friends for buying this for me, 25/12/18 from this day forward my lips just looked like sex, this isn’t lip topper you can let any man kiss off have some respect for the expense on your lips.
The balm – Plump your pucker
The set I bought is no longer available on beauty bay and did you see that SET, anyways long story short I believe I purchased these before Christmas, I really needed some lip glosses I DIDN’T REALISE THEY WERE LITERALLY LIP PLUMPERS. it’s literally in the name but when they arrived at my ‘house’ or did they, Hermes? When they arrived I wore one of them and my lips started tingling I was like “Ight den this is weird lipgloss” until I checked the packaging, I don’t know how I didn’t realise because it even says, another dumb Teeks moment.
My lips are big enough for me, all that unnecessary tingling ain’t for me.
They have nice shades though, they have singular ones on beauty bay.
Plump your pucker £6.50
I saw this before I completed my order and grabbed it, I love it, keeps your lips moisturized too.
I’m sure you can exactly see what this is, if you can’t it’s a penis lipstick, the veins, tip everything, I never bought this the same best friend that I’ve mentioned she bought it, I think I got this on the 18th birthday so nearly 3 years ago, I haven’t used it, it’s too beautiful to look at, I’m not sure on pricing but feel free to get your own.
These are the foundations I use including Rimmel Perfect Match and of course I use L.A girl concealer.
Makeup forever is my expensive foundation (R530) as in I went to get a colour match, as in I went all the way to Westfield white city for colour match, then smoked a joint after because that was hard work, this oxidises so well on my skin, you only really need about 4 drops on a wet beauty blender, it blends well, no streaks after, perfection.
L.A Girl pro coverage (Toast & Warm Caramel) I’ve only used it about five times, I got two different colours as I have yellow undertones, it works let me tell you that for free.
Rimmel perfect match foundation (Deep Mocha) I use this foundation just for work or if I’m going somewhere very quickly, this also works but I find I have to set it very well or I just see prints on my clothes, most of my clothes are FUCKING WHITE, do you see the problem?
L.A pro concealer(Fawn) Whoever created these congratulations one of the only concealers I’ve used and now I don’t even want to try any other brands.
Mario Badescu I love this brand, I’m saying I love the whole brand as if I’ve purchased everything from here just the facial mists that rejuvenate my face after each spray, just purchase the 236ml bottle.
Revolution, I needed something quick but it works!
Mario Badescu facial spray £7-£11
One of the best setting powders EVER! Well worth your money.
Let me emphasise something I buy brushes in SETS not singulars I don’t have time to scan every single brand and why would you buy a singular brush when you can buy a whole SET for a singular brush price If I vomit.
The brush sets I have:
I only use 2-4 skin products on my face purely because I don’t have time for a breakout, the only time I break out is my womanly once a month twelve times a year where women get punished for not being pregnant unless you are🤷♀️
The Ordinary, cheap, affordable and helpful towards your skin, once you use them you won’t look back!
My mum went away and came back with this, Lucky enough I realised they sold it here in the UK, I’ve used this so many times whenever a spot appears and it literally washes off your spots or will smooth them down. This is a wash of face mask and not peel off I put it on and leave it on for hours because more time I’m not ready to wash it off yet or things get in the way, but my face feels smooth as a babies bum when it’s all washed off.
MY TEETH MY TEETH, I LOVE THEM! You only get one set of teeth, some of you really abuse your teeth by getting veneers at such young ages but whats my own, I love brushing my teeth and of course my tongue but I more time end up choking, these teeth whitening charcoal is just the greatest, I brush my teeth first with normal toothpaste normally just Colgate or Sensodyne and then I do my charcoal brush after I have a separate toothbrush for this, it was recommended and it was only 99p from Superdrug.
Finally, I’ve come to the end of another blog, hopefully, this is informative and it literally shows it’s not that expensive to have the best makeup or to look after your skin, beauty bay & fragrance direct are honestly my plugs for everything, please I even have beauty bay on WhatsApp so when anything drops I know about it straight away, if you find yourself obsessively ordering from beauty bay then get an account and join TRIBE for discounts and save points then use them to purchase something that tickles your fancy.
Every month I say I’m going to stop building my makeup so I can focus on other things that I want which I will but it’s so hard because I want everything on THAT FUCKING WEBSITE, do you see my problem? Real talk though 1/3/19 I’m going to stop buying makeup so I can refocus on buying shoes and clothes, this summer I wanna be on dRiP.
Might even do a makeup giveaway soon.
I hope everyone that asks me questions day in day out finally has their answers to how I shop!
Any other questions, feel free to comment below or message me on either one of my platforms.
Until next time Teeks x