Sunday, January 17, 2016

Smoking Hot...Younique Product Review + Bits & Bobs!!!

Well, Happy 2016!!!!

I'm testing a theory. Mr. D- you will know what I'm talking about.
Also, today's post is going to be a bit varied.....You will see what I mean.
 So this past year we've been saving for a house......only it hasn't quite worked out that way.
What's happened is- we've saved, then something comes along that's more immediately important and we use most of the money we've saved on the "Emergency of the Month".

Also, We aren't completely blameless either. Paul likes gadgets  and games, and I like books and music....and clothes and recently makeup, so I spend almost as much as he does on his G&G. We've bought a bigger TV, a gaming desktop for Paul, a gaming laptop for me, two new headsets, plus a new phone for me when mine gave up the ghost last year. Then, there was auto insurance, and taxes and the MOT and the list just goes on and on. Some we have in our budget, but many were not. Yes it was our Birthday and Christmas gifts to each other too...but still.

I sat and thought about it the other day and I can easily say I've spent close to a thousand GBP(about $1500USD) on the things I've bought in the past year. I think Paul either matches or slightly exceeds that amount.
I've decided to make more economical decisions this year, and put that money aside in my own it doesn't show UP in the bank account.
Yes, I'm putting the money under my mattress. Like Granny did in the old days.

No- Not really. But it won't be showing up in our bank account. you don't miss what you don't see, am I right? So far, this month, I've already put aside almost £75. On my own. And it hasn't hurt a bit!!!

I've also thought about getting a second job.....something I can do at home and work when it's convenient for me..... possibly online- and put that money completely aside for our house. I've made steps toward this already. Last month I sent off for a presenters kit for a cosmetics company called Younique. I wasn't totally committed to it- I wanted to use their products a while before I made that commitment. I'm not a good liar and if I don't like a product there is no way I could sell it to anyone saying it was fabulous. That's just not me.

So I got my kit....have been using the cosmetics a while now and decided to do a quick review of the products here. Someday I may actually be Smoking Hot again....if not- I'm hoping my bank account will be to make up for it.

Younique Product Review: (Remember- this is how they worked for ME and my skin type and colouring. My GFs have tried the very same products and got different results, but these are MY findings on the products for me.- If you want to order and try these lovely products, then send me a message and we will get you started on your own regime!!!)

Ratings: 1-10+ Hearts

Let's start out with a Thriller!!!! The Glorious Face and Eye primer. OMG- I cannot say how much I loved this product!!! It made all the difference in the world to my makeup routine thruout the day. My makeup needed less maintenance time during my day. It made my skin feel......well, GLORIOUS!!!!!
Glorious Face and Eye Primer gets 10+ Hearts!!

I LOVE the Organza foundation, too-It's medium coverage..It covers flaws well, but it doesn't feel all thick and smothering like most good coverage makeups do. So a defo WIN there!! (Sorry, no photo as it was a tiny sample from the kit.)
I also used the Sunset Bronzer, Sweet Blusher, and Beautiful/Sexy/Confident combo eye-shadows. Also samples from the kit(so again, no photos) and they performed exactly the same as the creme Tenacious shadow did...flawlessly. No creasing for me, so a win as I didn't have to keep checking my makeup 30 times a day while I was in the office. (Such a TIME waster!!!-My productivity has increased at least 20% this week as a result of it!!! Win/Win!! Maybe I should get a corporate sponsor on that basis alone!!!??? Hahaha)
Organza Foundation, Sunset Bronzer, Sweet Blusher, and Beautiful/Sexy/Confident combo eye shadows all get 10 Hearts!!!

3D Lash Set...... It's not falsies Ladies- it's a Mascara Primer and Mascara. They look like falsies tho!!!  
Having said that, I LOVE the primer for the lashes- but the actual mascara I'm still in debate about. It definitely makes your lashes thicker and longer, but it has been clumpy for me and no matter how much I try to keep them separated- putting it on full brush, or single lash at a time and even dry brushing them after they set it's still feeling  like wearing a solid piece of felt on my lashes...too heavy and not flattering for me- but I like a more natural look and not as much volume and GLAM as most girly-girls. 
However, at my wits end, I finally tried the primer mascara with MY Rimmell Extra Super Lash mascara and it was PERFECT for me.!!!!!! Something I hadn't been able to achieve with my RESL alone, was absolutely Spot On FAB-U-LUST(my made up word) with the 3D primer -Natural looking but with the fab length I wanted!!  I wonder if we sell the primer on it's own? It's a question I will have to ask the senior presenters and consultants about for us.
Again, it( The actual 3D mascara irritated my eyes for the first couple of minutes a TINY bit but I have EXTREMELY sensitive eyes and I can't blame that on the product. After a couple of minutes I was fine with no other problems sensitivity-wise.
 Latest Younique Moodstruck 3D + Plus Lashes Fiber Fibre Mascara(2for £13)
  The 3D Lashes get 7 Hearts!!! BUT- If I was a Glam-Girl who was after the length AND volume, I'd give at a 10+ -no questions asked!!!

I used the Eyeliner pencil called Perfect ....and it was. Went on silky smooth and stayed. I'm horrible at Tight-lining, but I did a fab job of it even with my bad eyesight... and afterwards for the evening I just smudged it a bit except for the wings and smoked it up a bit and it STILL looked good after all day at the office. (No's a Eyeliner Pencil and I'm pretty sure you've seen them before.)
  The Perfect Eyeliner gets 10+ Hearts!!! 

  The cream eye shadow- FABBBBBBBBB!!!!!!!! It's soft and silky and it didn't crease like mine usually does. The cream I got is called Tenacious. Sort of a bronzy-goldish. No sensitivity to it at all....and would be perfect for a night on the town!!!
Tenacious Cream Eye Shadow gets 10 Hearts!!!

The Powder eye shadows were also fab!!! I think the primer just made all the difference in the world to how well they performed!!

The Addictions Powder eyes shadows get 7 Hearts!!!

The lipstick I got is called Upscale.
On me the colour wasn't very good at all. It should have been named Invisible because you couldn't even tell it was there. But that was on ME and my skin tones. Besides the colour, the only problem I had is it dried my lips out after just a couple hours. 
My lips are still very tender and that was.....Tuesday. So I'm giving the Upscale- and all the lipsticks a pass. But the company can't be held accountable for my allergies. (On a side-note, Those EOS lawsuits should be dropped. That's just ridiculous.)

The Upscale Lipstick gets 5 Hearts!!!!

The Lip Gloss is called
Lovesick ...too orangy and too sheer foror my skin tone, but I used it over a lipstick I had previously not been able to wear because it was too dark and together it brightened the colour up so it was just PERFECT!!!!(Sorry no photo for this one either.)
The Lovesick Lip Gloss gets 7 Hearts!!!!

I'll do a review of the Skincare products they sent next time.
And that's it for my Product Review this time!!!!


In other news- we got a sprinkling of snow  last evening.......the snow's stopped but it remains cold as a well diggers butt in the Antarctic!!!  Brrrrrrrr..... I hope to see more of it....possibly next weekend as I'm off on Friday.
On the other hand, I've been stuck in the bloody house for three weekends in a dang row, so I might have to delay that snow til Monday of the following week. but I defo want a good proper snow this year.

I know I said I was going to be more economically  sensible up top of the post- but I've been debating about getting my hair cut again for several months......and after something my hubby said today have decided to go ahead with getting it done. No it wasn't anything bad he said- it was actually a compliment. And if I'm going to be selling cosmetics I think I need to upgrade my look to something a bit more polished. so.....This is the hairstyle I an trying for.....

Quite Possibly the most beautiful woman ever to have lived. That hair is just so......
Anyway, That's the plan.

So til next time..............!!!


Betty Rage said...

Well, I have heard of Younique and I thank you for th honest review! I think you'll hit your saving target! Mama Rage always says make a game of it. How much can I stretch my pennies. I will be joining you on that front!

You rock!!!
Lots of love

The Fabulous Betty Rage xxxxxx

Michael Dodd said...

I will be interested to hear how your test of the theory goes. In my own case, I noticed that since testing it myself, my pageviews have gone up for the past few days. I guess some new people keep coming back for a while, hoping. I also notice, however, that the smoking hot post was not the one that got the most views. So who knows?

Good luck with the savings plan. Several years ago, I started putting aside funds -- things Tom calls found money because it is not exactly earned -- for vacation. As a result, I have felt comfortable splurging a bit on vacations because it felt like that money didn't come out of our real budget. And since it was off-the-books, I was always surprised to see how much had accumulated.